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Saturday, July 6, 1963
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TWO EVENING SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1083 IHurtin N«. ™,.-, imon CLOUDY AND COOLER It will be on the cool side in north- cast quadrant of the nation with little change in temperatures elsewhere Saturday night. Scattered showers are due in Florida, a band of showers is expected from tipper and central Mississippi Demonstrations Set in Baltimore valley southwestward to western parts of southern Plains and southern Rock- ies, and a few showers are due in northern Rockies. There is a chance of showers along the Gulf coast. (AP Wirephoto Map. WeatherForecast By DOUGLAS B.CORNELL HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (API- President Kennedy has followec up a Soviet-American exchange o sentiments for world peace wit a proclamation upholding th "just aspirations" of captive na tions to be free. A similar proclamation by for met- President Dwight D. Eiscn hower once sent Soviet Premie Khrushchev into a red rage. Furthermore, Kennedy said Fri day night in a summary of hi 10-day trip to four European conn tries that he had found a c conviction in "the freedom o man" as well as in common goals the unity of the West and the ne cessity for peace. It was with Khrushchev tha Kennedy, spending a long weekend on Cape Cod, traded American Independence Day greetings and talk of peace. The Soviet leader had offered Kennedy and the American people Fourth of July wishes of peace •and prosperity and said that in this nuclear and space age, "the maintenance of peace has indeed become a vital need for all mankind." To the man whose peaceful coexistence policy has no appeal to Communist China, Kennedy said in a reply made public Friday that that "the world has long passed time when armed conflict can be the solution to international problems. That is why share your desire . . . that we move forward with understanding toward the solution of those key problems which divide us. I am hopeful that world peace, just and lasting, can bo achieved." The "Captive Nations Week, 1963" proclamation was authorized and requested by Congress, The legislators adopted a resolution in 1959 asking that the third week in July of that year be designated Captive Nations Week and that the President issue a similar proclamation yearly "until such time as freedom and independence shall have been achieved for all the captive na:ions of the world." The measure was pointed straight at Russia and her satel- ites. Alton and vicinity: Considerable cloudiness tonight with occasion al showers and thunderstorms. Low tonight 65 to 70. Sunday fair to partly cloudy with t h e high in the mid 80s. Police Bag St. Louis Burglar Alert work by an Alton policeman early this morning led to the solving of a burglary of a St. Louis grill Friday night. Donald Ralph Earnheart, 28, who gave his address as the Madison Hotel, St. Louis, signed a statement saying he looted cigarette machines and a juke box in Bill's Grill, 1949 North Broadway, St. Louis. In Earnheart's car $16.25 in n'ckels, dimes and quarters were bund and in the trunk 85 packs j to a wooded area nearby, accord EDWARDSVILLE—Four brrs of n Memphis, Tenn., family wore seriously injured about 3 p.m. Friday in a head-ott crash on Mooney Mill, Bypass 66, about n mile and a half northeast ofj Kdwnrdsvillo.' ; Richard Stearns, 36. and his son, j Danil Lee. 9. were reported in "good" condition today at Wood River Township Hospital; Mrs. Nona Jean Steams, 33. wife ofj the driver, and a daughter, Janet, age 8, were reported as "fair". According to state police, a cor driven by Robert Masinelll, 32, of Staunlon, struck the pickup truck in which the Stearns family was riding. Masinelll was apparently uninjured. In two other accidents Friday evening, also investigated b.y stale police, six area residents sustained minor injuries, were treated at Alton hospitals and released. Robert Harmetaux and his wife, Mary, of Rte. 1, Edwarcls- v i 11 e, suffered minor injuries about 11 p.m. Friday when their auto was struck from the real- while attempting to make a right turn off Rte. 159, about a mile northwest of Edwardsville. The driver of the second car, Robert Young of 141 S. Brown St., Edwardsville, and h i s passenger, Mrs. Ethel Maxine Jones of 512 E. Schwarz St., also suffered minor injuries. All four were taken by ambulance to St. Joseph's Hospital, Alton, lor treatment and released. Two Edwardsville teen-agers, Diane Gunther, .17, of 428 Wei Fourth St., and Robert Meyei Jr., 16, of 1428 Montclaire Ave suffered minor cuts and bruise in a hit-and-run accident aboi 11:30 p.m. Friday when their aut was struck by a pick-up truck a the intersection of Rts. 112, an 159. The d r (i ^w u ^^K|g^l £jfc* ^k *tfk £jtt ects Kerner Will Plan Commission Bill v e r of the truck from the scene of the accident in of cigarettes were discovered. Earnheart was observed b.v Patrolman Carl Logan running a TrflfficCfldrge istop sign at the intersection of A. J. Dooley, 40, \ve., was charged 2417 College with traffic /iolation by police al 4 p.m. Fri!ay when his car struck another driven by Thomas S. Willis, 70S Bering Ave at the intersection of East Broadway and Spring St. FIRED ON IN BERLIN American students Kirby McDonald, 17, center, of Washington, D.C., and John Hardcastle, 18, right, of Seattle, Wash., who were fired on by East German g uards, talk to a resident in Luebeck, Germany. West erman police said the youths were fired upoii when they took pictures while returning from the East German side of the border near the Selmsdorf checkpoint. The boys were unharmed. (AP Wirephoto) Sixth and Market at 1 a.m. today. Logan radioed for help and was joined by Cpl. Harold Cox. The Eamheart car was stopped at Broadway and George Street. The loot was discovered after a search of the car. A companion, James K. Koonce, who gave his address as the Madison Avenue Hotel, St. Louis, was arrested on charge of intoxication. Earnheart in his statement said Koonce was not involved in the burglary of the grill. Earnheart told police he was in Alton on his way to visit his wife in Cottage Hills. He is being held for St. Louis police. Segregation Hits Illinoisans In Mississippi SPRINGFIELD, III. (AP)—An official Illinois delegation to the three-clay centennial celebration of the battle of Vicksburg, Miss., stayed only longh enough to place a wreath because an Illinois Ne- ;ro member was to be segregated. The delegation flew to Vicksburg Wednesday in Gov. Otto Kerner's state plane. State Historian Clyde Walton, Ralph G. Newman of Chicago, and state Rep. Corneal Davis, D- Chicago, and slate Rep. Comeal Davis, D-Chicago were the dele- gales. Wailon said today that when they learned in advance that segregation would be practiced against Davis, dean of Illinois House Negroes, the delegation decided against staying for three days as originally planned. Instead they placed a wreath at ihe monument honoring Illinoi sunits which fought during the Civil War at Vicksburg. They returned after about three hours. Walton said Kerner was informed of the delegations actions and he approved. "We didn't think this should keep us from honoring Civil War dead there," Walton said. Davis is a native of Mississippi. He was born just outside Vicksburg, Walton said. Scouts at Warren Levis Take Poison Ivy in Stride ing to police report. Police ex pect to locate the unknown driv er by tracing the truck licensi plates. Miss Gunther and Meyers were treated at St. Joseph's Hos pital, Alton, and released. College Press Operator Jailed As Counterfeiter SAN FRANCISCO (AP)—A col lego printing press operator has been charged with running of: millions in bogus money in the biggest counterfeit case ever han died by the U.S. Secret Service Donald J. Carothers, 21-yeai'-ok print shop employe at Alameda Sfate College in Hayward across the bay from San Francisco, was said by officers to have admitted turning out more than $4 million in fake $20 and $50 bills. Arrested Friday, Carothers was charged with manufacturing coun terfeit currency. Three other men have been arraigned since the ring was broken Wednesday night and at least three others are being hunted. Some $2,4 million has been recovered, with another $500,000 un accounted for. Carothers, who was paid $2.25 an hour for his college job, was quoted by. police as saying "I had a key to the place to work a night on overtime jobs. I was to get $4,000, but I wanted real mon ey, not this bogus." Lt. George Kelly of the Hay ward police department reportec the young married man told him he ran off the counterfeit bills since Christmas, but much of was ruined. College President Fred Harcle road was shocked by the news o Carothers' arresl. Secret Service Area Chief Tom Hanson called the fake currency of "very good quality. It had very ;ood paper — a rag bond — anc the plates, apparently, were ex cellent." Loss of $904100 In Billfold Reported Loss of her billfold containing between $90 and $100 as well as her identification cards was list ed with the police at 11:30 a.m today by Mrs. Veronica H. Orr of 411 Airline Drive, Rosewood Heights. Mrs. On 1 , a teacher, said she had lost the billfold, described |as of needlepoint type when j walking in the 300-block of E I Broadway as she returned to ! her parked car after a business I errand. 'S \ By GEO1SGK LEIGHTY Telegraph Staff Writer At Boy Scout Camp Warren Levis they take poison ivy in stride, like they take an occasional chlgger or swarm of . mosquitoes. [ '~ "We live with it out here, loaded with it," says Hansen, camp director, says the American Assn., is in common rest of the United states. At ttie%?y Scout camp, where campers ait taught to recognize poison ivy%nd to stay away Irom tt, tn^ treatment con- v "•!• sists of "keeping them from scratching," Hansen says. The camp director said that the camp has numerous eases a week and one or two that are treated at the camp hospital. The scout camp treatment approximates that suggested by the medical association which declares there is no cure. "Don't waste your money on a quack remedy that claims it will cure poison ivy. Jt won't," Ihe medical society says. "L«o- tions and ointments can ease the discomfort while it runs its course." You can get poison ivy from the fur of your dog, if he ras brushed against the volatile vine, says the medical association. Also you can aim up with a rash by getting ivy juice droplets on your skin, wafted there by your neighbor's trash fire. Hansen goes along with (lie medical association's assertion that poison ivy is everywhere in the United States. "Birds drop the seed and you i-nn find it all around, even in your own from yard," Hansen says. "I ought to know ;l'm susep- tible to it and I've got it most of the summer," Hansen said. I ii Insist on Union Service When You NEED A TOW TRUCK I Call HO 2.8623 HAPER'S 24-HOUR StltVlCE 601 Pearl St. Alton, (11. i ' ACID BATH Firemen flush sulphuric acid from the intersection "'overflowed from a truck, of Old Edwardsville Road and'Rte. 111. The acid Acid Pours From Truck Onto Road ROXANA — A large quantity of sulphuric acid was spilled on the highway at the junction -of Old Edwardsville Road and Rte. Ill late Friday afternoon creating a traffic hazard, Glen Catt, Roxana firemen, reported today. Catt said a large tanker truck, :oaded with the acid, was on its way from the Shell refinery to the Allied Chemical plant near East St. Louis to have the acid recharged and when it stopped tor the intersection, approximate- y 50 gallons of the liquid over- 'lowed through the vent pipe on to the highway. Another tank truck driver who recognized the pink liquid as acid, called Roxana firemen who responded with a pumper truck and vashed it from the highway. Street department crews then were called out to sand the road, Catt said. Refineries in the Roxana area use large quantities of the acid, Catt said. British Army Man Defects To Communists BERLIN (AP)—A British Army Corporal apparently has defected :o the Communists and a British Army spokesman tonight identi- 'ied him as a member of the intelligence Corps. The spokesman made the disclosure after the official East Gernan News Agency ADN said Cpl. Bryan Patchett had asked for po- ilical asylum in East Germany. ADN identified Patchett as a member of a communications un- t at the British military airport at Gatow, a suburb of West Berin. Apparently Patchett was en;aged in communications, intelligence which includes monitoring of East German and Russian radio communications. The British Army confirmed hat a Corporal Patchelt had been absent without leave since last Tuesday. Informants said Ratchet t left a letter behind Indicating intended to defect to the Communists. Funeral Homes Hoaxed EDWARDSVILLE — Police today were attempting to trace a series of phone calls made Friday afternoon by a woman practical joker who called all four local funeral homes asking that they "come out to pick up the body of my husband and make funera arrangements." The hoax caller, attendants a the funeral homes said, identifi ed herself as "Mrs. Richard Schmidt." She seemed distraught Missing Ladders Included in Incidents of Minor Stealing Robert Burns, 2200 Morning Star Dr., told Alton police that two wooden ladders were stolen from his garage Friday. One was 20 feet long and the other 6 feet, he said. Police reported other minor thefts. William Hannebaum, 1103 Logan St., reported a bicycle stolen in the vicinity of McPherson Ave. It is a 6-inch bike, red and white, with the seat cover torn, he said. Pope's Cafe on Washington Ave nue in Upper Alton reported a bur glary early this morning. A dooi was discovered open and some soda, meat and petty cash was found missing and the gas burn ers were found to be turned on. Helpee - Selfee Laundromat 2422 East Broadway, had a coin box pried open and change taken from it, the proprietor reported to police today. Captive Nations Week Proclaimed BALTIMORE (AP) - A trial magistrate released 174 Negro and white integrationists on their own recognizance Friday nighl after they had spent a day in jal following their Independence Day arrests as they staged a mass protest at a privately owned, seg- gated amusement par!;. Walter Carter, former chairman of Baltimore's Congress of Racial Equality which sponsored the July 4th demonstration at Gwynn Oak. said the pastors of all Baltimore churches would be asked to urge their congregations Sunday to join another mass march on the segregated park that afternoon. Another 109 persons, including several nationally known clergymen had been released Thursda> after they posted $103 bond on charges of trespassing. Undei Maryland law, the proprietor of a business can exclude whomever he pleases. A group of seven Baltimore area clergymen who were among the 175 persons jailed, announced Friday they had formed an "ac OPEN All Day Sunday 19 a.m.-10 p.m. •7 days a week THE COUNTRY STORE Between Godfrey and Brighton, Hwy, 67, "David Acres" SPECIAL FOR SUNDAY-JULY 7th ONLY! 1 GALLON VANILLA ICE $ CREAM While It lasts! ADAMS MILK hoc committee to desegrage Gwynn Oak Park," and promised another demonstration Sunday. All those who filed before magistrate C. John Serio in suburban Woodlawn police station Friday night, waived preliminary hearing and asked for a jury trial ir Baltimore County Circuit Court. Hubcaps Stolen Off Car Near Playground Theft of two hubcaps from her automobile while it was briefly parked Friday evening near Olin- Watertower Playground on State Street was reported to the police today by Miss Myrna Mandorca of 11 Grovelin St. EFFECTIVE JULY 1, '63 THE STATE OF ILLINOIS REQUIRES THAT UNINSURED MOTORIST PROTECTION BE OFFERED WITH AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY INSURANCEI YOU!! ALREADY HAVE THIS PROTECTION IF YOU PURCHASED LIABILITY COVERAGE UNDER OUR GOLDEN KEY POLICYI No Membership Foo Jfiry Opuld HO 6-5851 After S p,|H. 1(0 2-0536 MILLERS 1 MUTUAL OF ItUINOIS N8URANCI jUIWIffi Dead 9 but when asked for her address, failed to reply or hung up, police were informed. Heard a Giggle One funeral home attendant said he heard a "giggle" when he asked the address and sensed a hoax. Another funeral home sent a hearse to the home of Richard A. Schmidt, 11 Washington PI. Schmidt, a salesman, was home and very much alive. A third funeral home, its ambulance-hearse in use at the time at the scene of an automobile accident near Edwardsville, relayed the call to a Wood River Mortuary, which made a fruitless trip to the Ricliard A. Schmidt residence. Former Mayor Wiliam C. Straube, who o p e r a t es a funeral home here said he also received a call from the woman hoaxter, who identified herself as Mrs. Schmidt — Richard Schmidt." Straube said the caller hung up without giving an address, and he phoned the Richard A. Schmidt iiome and was informed by Schmidt himself that "I'm still here." More Confusion Straube said he then phoned the home of Richard L. Schmidt on St. Louis Road. ."Mrs. Schmidt answered and became very concerned about her husband, who was out of town on a Boy Scout campout," the former mayor re-, ported. The "phony" phone calls were made to the funeral homes at in- iervals between 2 and 4 p,m. In each instance the caller was a woman. Similar calls have been made for ambulances recently, the Telegraph learned. One funeral home attendant commented today: "Whoever is making these calls m,ay 'cry wolf too often and may not be able -to get assistance at her home when it is really needed." Measure Is 'Important To Area' State Senator Paul S1 m o rt ol Troy told the Telegraph today that he expected Gov. Otto Kernor to sign the bill establishing the Southwestern Illinois Metropolitan Area Planning Commission. The bill passed both the House nnd Senate In the closing days ol the legislative session. Simon said he considered the bill, intended to plan developments of projects In both Madison tnd St. Cialr counties, "extremely important" tor the area. "We've^had planning on the St, Louis side of the river," Simon said, "but not on our (the Illinois) side, and I think tills will permit our area to have a healthy, orderly growth." Form 23-Man Committee After the governor signs the bill, Simon satd, the next step will be formation of the 23-member commission which will have the authority to employe a full-time director. Simon, added that he hoped these appointments to the commission can be made "very quickly." Though the commission members themselves will receive no salary, the director will. Simon said the salary will be set by the commission. Simon, last March, had expressed the belief that the executive should be a top-flight man with an annual salary ol around $15,000. , The new commission is similar to the Northeastern Illinois Metropolitan Area Planning Commission and will provide planning information for the guidance of existing local authorities. Coordinate and Develop Within the scope of this guidance, it was explained, would be the coordination and development of such functions as storm water and sewage disposal, integrated air, water, rail and highway transportation, orderly arrangements of land for residential.coln- mercial, industrial, public and other purposes, local municipal and governmental services, ,and improved standards of urban esthetics and civic design. Simon stressed that powers of the commission and its professional staff would be "advisory." A $37,000 state appropriation had been made for the commission when the bill was proposed, and presumably will be for the first two years of operation. In addition, Simon explained, a nearly $40,000 federal grant made to the state for economic studies in the area would be placed fully under the commission's au- Ihority. GAAC Against It After the bill was proposed, the reater Alton Assn. of Commerce and the Belleville and Tri-Cities Chambers of Commerce announced they were against the proposal, but both the. Wood River and Edwardsville Chambers expressed their approval, Composing the commission will ae four apointees of the governor fro m each of the two counties, with no more than two from the county from any one political party; two members from each of the county boards equally divided be- ;\ycen urban and non-urban residents; two mayors or village presidents from each county to be selected by votes of the mayors and village presidents. MID.SUMMER SUPER-SALE SAVE 25-38% — Last week coming up for really-big savings on timely Items. 301 Plasa St, MEN'S SUMMER SUITS — 25* OFF I Light summer weight, all brand new. Brings suit down to less than thirty dollars, Mow's the time, Open Man. nlto. 462-0761. LADIES SLBEPWEAR — Save 35% on Larane slaepcoats and lightweight gowns. Tru-Mald slips also drastic sale. 301 Plasa. LADIES SHORTS & TOPS—Special price. Shorts at $1.93 (Jeanle by Wrangler). Knits slipover topi at $1.98 (Arlene brand). Downtown, 3rd & Plasa. • ' .PHUL . '.--»..- -™-^| MIDI!'

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