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tmictes tebfTijRtAt _. OBITUARY i PAOL _ SOCIAL ....... I»AOE 10 SPORTS PAGE 14 COMICS ^ PAGE It CLASSIFIED ..... PAGE 17 ~~ . . PAGE 17 . . PAGE 20 x\JLj L \JL I TELEGRAPH eatiL TELEVISION Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years tow 60, High 85 (Complete Weather, Pago 8) Established January 15, 1836, Vol. CXXVffi, No. 148 ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, JULY 8,1963 20 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. To Renew Crosstown Planning An engineering study to determine the most feasible route for an Improved crosstown street connection between College and Central and State Street Is scheduled for renewed consideration at the mooting tonight of the Alton city council's finance committee. The project is one that Mnyor P. W. Day has been urging for several years and proposes a survey on or near the present Col- lcge-20th-Madison Avenue route which now has two intersections, regarded as hazardous. One is at 20th and Alby, the other at 20th and Piasa (new Belle). Twlco Turned Down Be/ore T It e engineering study was twice turned down by the former manager-form council mainly because of cost factors. Mayor Day said this morning that he was hopeful the committee tonight will look with favor on the project which calls for an MFT appropriation of only $5,800. The survey project appropriation would be provided under a resolution introduced at the council meeting two weeks ago and which was referred to the finance group for initial consideration. Must Determine Klght-of-Way The resolution calls for a .determination of right-of-way requirements for a better crosstown link together with an estimate o! construction costs. It would provide a basis for later decision as to what sort of improvement would be practicable, feasible and within financing ability of the city. Mayor Day has urged that even if the full crosstown improvement could not be undertaken at an early date, it might be possible to correct or materially alleviate hazard conditions at both 20th intersections with Alby and Piasa Streets. All Assets Of Cubans Are Frozen 4 Little Children Bathe in Blue Bleach By GEOKGE LEIGHTY Telegraph Staff Writer Three little girls and their five-year-old brother enjoyed a bubble bath in two packages of clothing bleach Saturday and one of them had to be treated at a hospital for skin burns and swelling. They are children of Mrs. Bernice Mitchell, 1420 E. 4th St., who said the youngsters had been enthralled by the bleach "because it turns blue when it hits the, water and they liked to watch, me put it in the washer." It was Linda, 6, who went to St. Joseph's Hospital briefly for emergency treatment Saturday evening, after a sister, Elizabeth, 8, told Mrs. Mitchell the origin of Linda's facial swelling and red back blotches "that looked like hives," Mrs. Mitchell said. The mother said that Elizabeth had taken the packages of bleach from the basement and had prepared the foamy blue batb in which she, Linda, Deborah, 7, and Charles, 5, reveled briefly while she was preoccupied with housework. When Linda appeared red-faced and with swollen eyes, Mrs. Mitchell said, it was Elizabeth who suggested that the origin might have been the glorious, fun-provoking and exciting Hollywood- style bath they had just enjoyed. The inquiry, "What bath?" led to discovery of the two empty bleach boxes and a story from Elizabeth about how it had come about, Mrs. Mitchell said. 7 Die in Crash of Navy Jet PARBOILED Linda Mitchell, 6, none- the-worse for the experience today. She bathed in clothing bleach. Cool Front Moves In; to Stay Awhile By JIM KULP Telegraph Staff Writer A cold front that moved into the Telegraph area early Sunday morning brought with it a thunderstorm that caused lightning damage to an Edwardsville residence and killed eight cattle near Alhambra. WASHINGTON (AP) The United States today froze all Cuban assets in this 'country, whether owned by the Fidel Castro government or Cuban individuals. At the same time, all un^ licensed financial or commercial transactions with Cuba by Americans were forbidden. In general, the orders put the Communist - dominated island country in the same class with Communist China and North Korea, but under more stringent rules than those applying to the Soviet bloc. Funds that refugees manage to get out of the country are not affected by the freeze order, unless .it it is determined they actually are acting in behalf of the Castro government. The new regulation, instituted by the Treasury at the request of Secretary of State Dean Rusk, became effective one minute after midnight this morning The action, the State Department said, was taken to "re. Cig Prices Are Raised In Machines The price of cigarettes from coin operated machines has risen to 35 cents a pack in the Alton- Wood River area. Vending machine operators said an increase in price by manufacturers brought on the hike. The Hub Tobacco Co. of Alton, a wholesale distributor, said manufacturers have increased the price of regular cigarettes seven cents a carton; king size two cents a carton, while filter tips remain the same. Area vending machine operators say they have been absorbing the price rise the past year, but coupled with the increase in the cost of labor, machine-vended cigarettes went up to 35 cents. The increase had no relation to a possible rise in the Illinois tax, sources said. The tax rise bill was vetoed. The vending machine biggest competitors, the chain stores, are charging $2.29 a carton for all brands of cigarettes. Tacked on the carton price is a nine cent sale tax charge. The vendors say they make about one cent a pack profit strict the movement of funds from Cuba" in accordance with the July 3 resolution of the organization of American States urging member governments to counter Castro-type Communist subversion in the Western Hemisphere. The controls as announced by the State Department will work three ways. First the Treasury blocked all assets in the United States of Cuba or persons in Cuba, estimated to be in the neighborhood of $33 million. Second, it prohibited Americans to engage in "unlicensed transfer" of U.S. dollars to or from Cuba. .. Third, it prohibited all other unlicensed transactions with Cu ba or Cuba nationals or tranac- tlons involving property in which there is a Cuban interest. Cuban refugees in the United States or elsewhere in the free world will be regarded as 'un- booked nationals" unless they we acting on behalf of the Cuban regime, the State Department said. It said that such refugees have to prove "serious hardship if they want to send money to their immediate families in Cuba however, Officials in explaining the new regulation stressed that while U is a unilateral action, it is based on a decision of the hemispheric nations, .__ while the rest goes for operation al cost and a fee to the location of the machines. State and federal taxes on pack of cigarettes is 12 cents plus sales tax. Cigarette machines are operat ed in the area by A. R. DeCicco oi Alton Cigarette Co. and Acme Vendors and Ken Peters owner of Canteen Company. Highway Death Toll Sets New High for Fourth By TUB ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic accidents killed at leas 553 Americans during the long In dependence Day weekend, a rec ord for the holiday. A Sunday spurt in highway fa talities sent the toll beyond th record 509 mark of 1961 well be fore the midnight deadline for th four-day period. The final tally for the 102-hou period from 6 p.m., Wednesday to midnight Sunday (local times fell within a death count span es timated by safety experts befor the holiday period. The National Safety Council, 1 a pre-holiduy statement, estimat ed 550-650 persons would die 1 traffic accidents during the Ion DATA AT THE DAM »^ erBtu ",» r e y .5w7r None. Lightning struck the house of firs. Bess Young at 457 Hoehn St., Edwardsville, about 12:55 a.m. unday, burned insulation off the lectrical circuits, tore . asphalt iding from an outer wall and mocked out a large chunk of concrete from, the front porch steps. Mrs. Young and two relatives led when the bolt struck. Firemen said they found two large loles torn in the roof and the boll tnocked out all fuses in ths home and blew light switches in the upper floors and basement off the vails. An inhalator was used to revive Mrs. Young, who apparently col- apsed during the excitement. The cattle, six cows and two icifers, were killed by lightning during the storm when a tree under which they had sought shelter was struck on a farm two niles south of Alhambra occu- )ied by Edward Hediger Jr. Fire Scare The sharp lightning also caused a fire scare at the Wilbur H. S, Bohm home on Poag Road, wesl of Edwardsville. No damage resulted. Bohm is a nationally- mown trainer of professional foot ball and baseball teams, St. Louis weathermen said the cold front, which moved in from Canada, promises cool weather fo: at least the next three days Temperatures will be sub-norm al for the next few days, with lighs of 80 to 85 degrees. Norma lighs for this time of year are in the low 90's, A gradual warming trend forecast for the area as the fron moves to the southeast. The low temperature recorded at the dam at 8 a.m. this morn ing was a brisk 63. Saturday's lov was 71 and Sunday's, 72. Amounts of rain that swept in to the area with the storm varied from 1.03 inches recorded at th dam lo slightly less than 2 inche in other spots. ' 1.75 Inches in Godfrey One Godfrey resident said hi rain gauge measured 1.75 inche following the storm and other ai eas reported closer to two inches The rain had a good effect 01 the river, which had been at a lo\ stage for several days. Stage the river was about 3 feet sine Saturday, but the heavy dowi pour of Saturday night broug! the stage up to 5 feel. weekend. "It hag been a costly week end in terms of accidental deal and Injury, breaking all record for a summer holiday weekend/ said Howard Pylo, council pros dent. Khrushchev Snubs Meet With China MOSCOW (AP) — Premier Khrushchev today conferred in <iev with Foreign Minister Paul- Henri Spaak of Belgium on eas- ng East-West tensions. Khrushchev met with the form- secretary-general of -NATO lundreds of miles from Moscow, apparently to demonstrate his aloofness :from the showdown lalk between the Soviet and Chinese Communist parties, now going on lere. The studied snub was empha sized by the nature of the con !erence. Tass said it was a con inuation of the conversations the wo men had in 1961. That was vhen Khrushchev withdrew hi deadline for signing a peace reaty with Germany and turning iVest Berlin into an international y controlled free city. The Chinese have violently op posed Khrushchev's policy of try ng to coexist peacefully with the West. The meeting with Spaak vas a dramatic demonstration o his policy. Presidium member Nikolai Pod ;orny was at the Kiev meeting as was Deputy Foreign Ministe Valerian Zorin, Tass said. Ukraine Premier Demoted by Party MOSCOW (AP)-Vladimir SI cerbltsky, premier of the Sovie Ukraine since 1DC1, has been de moted to a regional Communib party job. Pravda, the Communist part newspaper, said he has been pu in charge of the party's indu, trial apparatus in the Dnepropro trovsk region. TODAY'S CHUCKLE An "oldUmer" is a, man who rested pn Sunday instead of Monday, (© Iffl, General Feature* Corp.) My LKIfl LINDRR WILLOW GROVE, Pa. (AP)A pilotlnss Navy jel crashed on a baseball fiokl Sunday, then careened in flamns into a day camp bathhouse, killing sr>ven persons af a family picnic. Four children were among the dead. The pilot of the jet bailed olil safely a half milo away. One man was killed as the plane, its wings ripped off when it ploughed through trees, hit the field during a sudden rainstorm. Bodies of the other victims were dug out of the leveled bathhouse. At least 17 of the 125 or more persons at the picnic were injured. Twelve were admitted to Abington Memorial Hospital, one in serious condition. Killed wore Jennie Klein, 36; her daughter, Sandra, 10, and her son, Harvey Klein, 4; Jeanne Ar nold, 40, her daughter, Judy Arnold, 1; Emanuel Milton Fine, 47, •md Caroline Hershfield, 10. All ived in Philadelphia. Capt. John W. Butler, Boiling Springs, Pa., 30, a Marine Reserve pilot, was headed for a anding at Willow Grove Naval Mr Station, 18 miles north of Philadelphia, when something went vrong with the FJ Fury fighter. Navy spokesman said they didn't mow what caused the malfunc- ion, adding that it apparently occurred in the electrical system. Capt. Albert Waldman, commander of the base, said, "There >vill be a big investigation. We vill determine what happened." The end of the airfield's landing strip is only 500 feet from the Green Hill Day Camp which the picnickers had rented for their annual reunion. They were members of either the "Roseman Cousins Club" or the "Weiner Family Circle," with parts of both groups re lated to each other. Capt. Waldman said Butler is a member of the 511th Marine Fight er Squadron. Kennedy, Wirtz Confer On Rail Labor Dispute "As far as we know the pilo lost control of his, plane and w don't know the reason why. Ther was nothing physically possibl that the pilot could do to contrc the airplane so he just baile out." Butler, who is married, was i seclusion. His commanding office Col. David M. Dancer, couldn't b reached for comment. Butler apparently had steerei his craft for what he believed wai an unoccupied field. A clump o trees obscured the bathhouse anc adjoining two-story building. Zanzibar Planning Independence Move ZANZIBAR (AP)— Zanzibar vot ed today for a new governmen that will lead this spice islani to independence if it convince Britain it is politically stable. Three Killed In Missouri Bus Mishap ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) — Three lersons wore- killed and GO others njured when a Greyhound bus kidded on a rain slick highway nd plunged down a 35-foot em- xinkmont early Sunday near Ar- lold. The dead: Mrs. Jessie Florence Matthews, i, Replon, Ala. Jack Wesley, 23, Burdelte, Ark. Cleophas Johnson, 22, " \nn Arbor, Mich. Police said Mrs. Matthew:;, vhose five children were injured n the accident, was on her way o join her husband, Sgt. Roy Matthews, at an Air Force base n Minot, N.D. The Missouri Highway Patrol ;ai.d only the bus driver, ISlliet Smith, 34, of East St. Louis, HI., escaped injury. Some of the passengers were reated and released, but about 50 were admitted to St. Louis area lospitals. Arnold is about 20 miles south of St. Louis. The bus, police said, had seats or 43 passengers. Smith said about 15 passengers were standing, and a numoer of children vere sitting with their parent. Smith told police he was driving toward St. Louis on four-line undivided U.S. 61 highway when le suddenly ran into a rain storm as he rounded a curve. 'It was raining very hard," he told police. "I started to skid. I couldn't hold the bus and it slid off the .road." No charges were filed against Smith. Dr. James Rehm, Jefferson County coroner, ruled the deaths accidental.-He said no inquest will be held. Thompson Gets $173,629 Job At Civic Airport SPRINGFIELD ( Special ) — Award of an improvement construction project for Civic Memorial Airport was announced here today by the Illinois Aeronautics Department. The contract went to Thompson Asphalt, Alton, on a bid made June 4 of $173,629.68. The project calls for widening and surfacing of the northwest-southeast runway, resurfacing the north-south runway and extending the concrete apron. MINISTER ARRESTED BALTIMORE — Baltimore County police take David Andrews, assistant chaplain at Morgan State College, into custody after his arrest during a racial demonstration at segregated Gwynn Oak Amusement Park. Andrews donned a red, white and blue Uncle Sam outfit for the occasion. (AP Wirephoto) 100 Arrested in Integration Push By JOHN WOODFIELD BALTIMORE (AP) — Police arrested more than 100 white and Negro integrationists, including 13 clergymen, at a privately owned amusement park in suburban Woodlawn Sunday. White onlookers jeered and cursed the demonstrators. Police estimated the number of white patrons at 6,000. The arrests brought to nearly 400 the number taken into custody since July 4. Preliminary hearings for more than 100 of the 283 arrested at the segregated park July 4 in similar demonstrations were scheduled this afternoon. Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, chief executive officer of the United Presbyterian Church, is among Sicilian Police in Drive Against Mafia PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — The ,var against the Sicilian Mafia gained momentum over the weekend. More than 200 suspects were neld by security forces after police raids in half a dozen Palermo suburbs marked as hotbeds of the gangland organization. The Mafia has been Warned for more than 500 deaths in the postwar period. STORAGE BIN COLLAPSES Volunteers used vacuum tubes, highlitts and augers to got 13,000 bushels of wheat indoors ahead of the Saturday rain at Piasa elevator after a storage bin collapsed earlier in the day. Race Rain to Retrieve 12,000 Bushels of Wheat Approximately 50 volunteers, equipped with highlifts, augers, a vacuum tube and shovels worked all day Saturday to retrieve 12,000 bushels of spilled wheat at Piasa Elevator. A silo-shaped metal bin collapsed shortly after 9 a.m., spreading a mountain of wheat over a large drive-way area. Volunteers with trucks and other equipment assisted in the salvage project, working most of the time under a threat of rain. While a few drops fell as the operation proceeded, the grain was scooped off the ground into waiting trucks and only a small amount — between 600 and 700 bushels, so badly mixed with earth and rock that it was regarded as useless — remained on the ground when the first heavy downpour occurred about 7 p.m. John Stone, owner of the elevator, said that most of the recovered grain svas clumped into another bin at the elevator and the remainder was taken to Shipman elevator. Except for loss of the estimated 600-700 bushels, Stone said, the recovered grain will be cleaned and put back in marketable condition, Stone said the huge storage bin collapsed when employes were starting to take grain out of the bottom. "The pressure moves against the lower parts of a bin like this when you start moving the grain down -- don't ask me why, but it does," Stone said. The bin, 50 feet high and 22 feet in diameter, broke suddenly under the added pressure, Stone said, A similar bin near the one that broke is being watched, Stone said, and will be handled gingerly when grain is removed from it. those scheduled for a hearing. Meanwhile Edward Chance, Baltimore chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality, said CORE was intensifying its campaign to integrate the park. He said the Rev. Robert Newbold, pastor of the Grace Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, would lead another group of demonstrators to the park tomorrow. Calls Out Dogs Baltimore County Police Chief Robert Lally ordered K-9 dogs into action Sunday as the first demonstrators arrived and the tenor of the white crowd became apparent. Lally termed the onlookers a "vicious crowd" and said the slightest provocation could have touched off a major riot. As the demonstrators walked down a ramp into the 6S-acre park nestled in groves of trees, they were met by James F. Price, co-owner of the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park, who told them they were not welcome. At the end of the ramp, police waited to arrest and charge witli trespass those who failed to heed Price's warning. Under Maryland law, a business proprietor may refuse admission to whom he chooses. The integrationists etime In groups of 10 to 15, spaced 20 minutes apart. As the arrest orders were given for each group, all knelt on the pavement singing "We Shiill Overcome," rally song of the civil rights movement. Many were young adults facing •irrest for the first time. Several young white women fought back tears as they faced the white mob only 20 feet away. Joorluj; Let's kill all those black nig- gers," one man screamed. "Yeah, and the white, nigger- lovin 1 with 'em," shouted another. Four white and two Negro demonstrators managed lo enter the park by wading Gwynn Fulls, a stream that meanders around the rear of the property. A white man in the crowd shout ed, "They're corning In the baqk, and the crowd raced lull speed through the park. Plan Steps To Avert Walkout WASHINGTON (AP) — President Kennedy conferred for an hour today with Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz on latest developments in the railway labor dispute. It could erupt into a nationwide strike early Thursday. No announcement was made immediately on what steps Kennedy may take to try to avert a walkout. Railroad negotiators have announced they will put into effect new work rules by 12:01 a.m. Thursday which eventually will eliminate thousands of jobs. The leaders of five operating rail unions have announcec. they will strike if the new work rules are applied. Wirtz' report to Kennedy was delivered just two days in advance of the July 10 deadline the President had set for settling the four-year-long dispute by collective bargaining. Also attending the session were representatives of the Democratic leadership in Congress and the labor and interstate and foreign commerce committees. In advance of the White House session, all signs pointed toward an administration request to Congress for legislation to bar the nationwide rail walkout scheduled for Thursday. The President had told both sides in the work rules dispute that if they couldn't work out an agreement he would ask for new laws to protect the public interest. He has run out of delaying pro cedures under existing law. Although there was no firm word on what might be proposed, Wirtz noted only a few days ago that speculation had centered around compulsory arbitration and government seizure and operation of the railroads or some combination of the two. Rejected Rail unions turned down Sunday a government settlement formula which had been accepted by the railroads. The five operating unions vowed a bitter fight to defeat any legislation proposed in the controversy. A railroad negotiator repeated that the new rules — eliminating thousand of jobs the railroads contend are unnecessary—will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday unless Congress passes legislation for one-shot compulsory arbitration to settle the dispute. The unions threaten to follow with an immediate strike. The unions—which have contended the present job lineup is efficient and is necessary for the safe operation of the trains—rejected as "thinly disguised compulsory arbitration" the settlement formula proposed last week by Wirtz. The Wirtz plan called for 20 days of negotiations to draft a temporary agreement on major issues, including implementa-' tion of a plan under which 40,000 firemen's jobs would be eliminated through attrition. That was recommended by a presidential emergency board and backed by the Supreme Court, If those talks failed, Assistant Secretary of Labor James J. Reynolds was to draft settlement terms. Study Then union-management boards were to study the controversy over a two-year period nnd make binding settlement recommendations. If they couldn't agree, neutral board members were to be named to make settlement recommendations that would bind both sides. The proposal was accepted "without reservations" by tl)o railroads, Wirtz said. It was turned down by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and ';ngincmen, the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, the Order of luilway Conductors and Brakemen arid the Switchmen's Union of North America. Charges Dropped in Prince's Drink Case ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — The Stornowuy prosecutor hag dropped charges apalnbt u hotel owner and barmaid for nerving cherry brundy to Prfnco 14, heir to the British llnviio, minimum legal drinking age In Scotland is 18. Charles gave his duteulN guard the slip Juno 17 mid Into the hotel bar (or » drink/

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