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Inside: teblfdRtAL ........ PAGE 4 , ............ PAOE IJ TEUJVtSfON ....... PAGE 1.1 COMICS . ,. .......... PAOE 14 rjLju JL \JL 1 ^^•^^ j^lpgjjgl M- «^__^|| ^***J ^HpijBk * "•""•^ '•• •' "•»•' JL JO^ji^JCjtjFjrLx\jL jn Serving lite Alton Community, for More Than 127 Vears Mitt \VtSDNE8tUt Low 88, High 85 (Complete r*f, Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVilt, No, 149 ALTON, ILL., TUESDAY, JULY 9, 1963 18 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press,, Sen. Douglas in Area *.. Tells Views on Most Issues By DON Telegraph Stnff Writer Democratic Senator Paul Doug- Ins spent a busy day In the Telegraph area Monday, shaking hands, attending meetings and taking a slam at Barry Goldwnt- er. He described the Goldwater camp claim that Republicans would carry the South as "unscrupulous capitalization on the racial situation" by Implying that Republicans were "friendly to white supremacy under the guise of property and states rights and opposed to civil rights." "It would be a sad thing if the party of Lincoln became the party of white supremacy," he said. The strategy of the Goldwater camp may be effective and could make the presidential campaign fought on bitter grounds, he added. One of Many The civil rights issue vvus only one of many subjects touched on by the Senator in numerous talks and interviews throughout the day. He was honored at meetings in Winchester, White Hall, and Jerseyville, plus private meetings with area labor leaders in East Alton in the afternoon, and a meeting at the Stcelworker's Hall in Alton in the evening. The senior senator said that an "unholy alliance" between Conservative Democrats and Conservative Republicans has brought about the defeat of "meaningful" civil rights legislation and important labor bills. "We have slept too long on civil rights," the Senator said, "We must conquer prejudice — and it will come hard for some people. Ethically and morally we must move faster. The situation is of greatest detriment to a country trying to win Asia and Africa." Douglas went into detail discussing his support of a proposal to give a tax cut to people in low and middle income brackets. The proposal he said, would do a great deal to solve the present unemployment situation. "No progressive society can live with a total of seven per cent unemployed," he said. Would Spend More Given more money from a tax cut, he said, low income people •would spend~more' money;- there*fore creating more jobs, and beginning an expanding circle of more people having more which in turn would put more money in circulation. The mushrooming effect would be a tremendous "shot in the arm" for a lagging economy, he added. In addition, the Senator said, more people earning money would increase tax revenue. "The government would get back $6-7 billion out of a $10 billion tax cut," he said. Because monopolies control the economy, Douglas said, prices are kept above (lie means of the consumer. He said that the only way to solve the problem is to pump up purchasing power to meet the cost of goods, rather than the impossible tasks of lowering prices. Douglas took a firm stand behind "Health Care for the Aged under Social Security." He said he could not understand the objection of the American Medical Assn. and other groups including the national Chamber of Commerce group and the American Farmers Bureau, to the bill which would provide hall the cost of hospital and • nursing home care for people over 65. 'Socialism' The Senator said that the Kerr- Mills Bill Is socialism, where the "health care" plan is not, He said the Kerr-Mills bill requires that a person must be unable to pay his medical bills before he can receive aid. He said it subjects the aged to humiliating "means" tests at relief stations. The money shouldn't come from taxes, either, said Douglas, (the Ken-Mills bill provides that the federal government and the state share the cost 50-50) — but should come from contributions from em- ployes, matched by funds from employers, Speaking on the current threat of a railroad strike, Douglas said the strike threat is not as critical as the situation that existed during the railroads' strike threat of 1946, since airplanes and trucks have taken over much of the burden of mass transportation. Douglas also said that of the three proposed amendments to the constitution the one dealing with ratification of amendments is the "most subtle," "It could," he said, "lead to small states and rural areas dominating the interpretation of the Constitution." One Dead iu Blast At Ordinance Plant TEXARKANA, Tex, (AP)-^Vn explosion on an ammunition as sembly line at the Lone Star ord nance plant killed one man and Injured 21 others Monday. A section of the building was heavily damaged. IBUed was William Travis 18, fi| Texarkana, '&wmm:,. r r. f •*, * DOUGLAS AT PLANTS Sen. Paul Douglas (top photo) shakes hands of men leaving Laclede Steel Co., Monday afternoon. He introduced himself to all who passed nearby. Bottom photo: At gates of Olin Mathiespn in East Alton, when the afternoon shift left. The Senator is again on hand to greet workers. Kerner Signs Bill to Ban Payoff Pinballs SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-Gov. Otto Kerner today signed a bill making payoff-type pinball ma- chines gambling devices. State's attorneys have called the machines a menace because Mandy Scotches Rumor Rachman is Still Alive By RAYMOND E. PALMER LONDON CAP)—Call-girl Mandy Rice Davies today said rumors that a shadowy figure in the Profumo scandal faked death and is still alive are "unfortunately" false. Peter Rachman, benefactor of Mandy and Christine Keeler, reportedly died last fall shortly before the Keeler-Profumo scandal began coming to light. But Ben Parkin, a Laborite member of Parliament, said Monday night Rachman may not be dead. "It would be a very easy thing to switch bodies. ,. A cremation and a stateless man and that is the end ... Very easy just 10 days before all hell broke loose," he told Commons. Rachman, who owned a string of basement .clubs and call girl houses in London's West End, reportedly died of a coronary thrombosis, But rumors have circulated in Fleet Street, London's newspaper row, that it was Rachman's brother who died. "Peter Rachman, a man I loved dearly, is indisputably dead, unfortunately," 18-year-old Mandy said. "I've heard of these rumors about bodies being switched and that he's been seen half way across the world from Paris to Bermuda, but it's not true. • "Two days before he died he collapsed in my arms. "I was going to Paris the next day. I was prepared to stay but lie said he felt all right. Two days later he died. I returned at once." Rachman's 28-year-old wife, Audrey, identified the body. She was not available for comment. Mandy spent an hour Monday with Lord Denning, the judge who is investigating the security side of former war minister John Pro- fumo's affair with Christine, who at the same time was the mistress of a Soviet diplomat, "Lord Denning, was perfectly sweet," said Mandy. "He's quite the nicest judge I've ever met." TODAY'S CHUCKLE If you want to know what your wife is going to ask you to do next, try sitting down. (O 1063. General Features Corp.) National League Wins All-Star Game The National League won the 1963 All-Star Game at Cleveland today by a 5-3 score. Almost 40,000 fans watched the game on a cool- sunny day ideal for baseball. Each team scored one run In the second inning and two each in the third. The Nationals went on to score another run In the fifth inning and theii' fifth run in the eighth. they produce more revenue than others and are more likely to be controlled by crime mobs. It was the second of major pnti-crime bills passed by the 73rd General Assembly and signed by Kerner. He signed a state crime commission bill before the assembly adjourned June 28. The tered me- pinball bill identifies multiple-replay type machines as illegal gambling devices. Rep. Albert Hachmeister, R- Chicago, chief sponsor, said the law overcame a court decision which exempted pinball machines that gave replays from definition as gambling devices. The law identifies the right of replay as evidence of winning on a gambling device when the right is exchangeable for money, property or the right to receive them. An amendment to the bill permits the manufacture of the machines in Illinois for resale in other stales or abroad. This met an objection tiiat the bill would destroy an Illinois industry, William J. county states Bauer, attorney, DuPage testified before an Illinois House commit tee that 150 to 200 of the replay type machines took in $1.5 million to $2 million in the county in one year. Won't Ask Opinion on Day's $100 A move to seek an opinion ot ho Illinois attorney general on the legality of paying Alton Mayor P. W. Day $100 a month as liquor commissioner was c o I d- shouldered by the city council finance committee Monday night. Discussion of the suggestion by Alderman John E. McConnell Jr., was abruptly ended by committee adjournment. The Seventh ward alderman made his proposal in connection witli a written opinion of City Counsellor J, W. Iloeferl reiterating his stand that the appropriation for Ihe mayor is valid. Hoefcrl held that (ho council, if it sees fit, may compensate Day as liquor commissioner over and above the salary set for his mayoral office two years ago. Request Opinion Citing Hoefert's statement that there have been no appellate or supreme court decisions interpreting the Illinois statute provisions, McConneU said he felt the city counsellor should be directed to request an opinion of the attorney general. "My only interest is whether the appropriation is legal and I feel that there is a technicality that should be definitely settled," McConnell urged. Alderman W. H. Warren commented, "that if anyone has objections they should take them into court." Alderman Newell H. Allen took the stand that the council's action to appropriate pay for Day a liquor commissioner is already a closed incident. "The city counsellor has. held our action was legal and there's nothing out of line in what the council has done," he declared. Shut Off Discussion A motion by Warren for adjournment, seconded by Allen, was passed and shut off the committee discussion. Hoefert's written statement to Mayor Day, said: 'In view of the great publicity given to the recent action of the city council in authorizing payment to you of the' sum of $100 per month for serving as liquor commissioner, I feel it my duty to advise members of the council with respect to my opinion on the legality of this expenditure." And in a subsequent paragraph, after citing statute provisions, the statement continued: ".. .1 can only say that in my personal opinion the expenditure for the given purpose is legal under the literal interpretation of the aforesaid sections of the statutes, and, until such time as a court of competent jurisdiction renders a decision as to the illegality of such a payment, the appropriation ordinance will have to stand as written as same cannot now be amended." The opinion in the city coun- sellor's statement was similar to one he orally gave newsmen for publication last Wednesday. Still a Way Open It was brought out after t h e meeting that the way is still open to McConnell to offer to the council at its meeting next Wednesday a resolution that the opinion of the attorney general be sought. During audit of bills, early in the finance committee session, Chairman Maitland Timmermiere asked City Comptroller H. B, Ramey if the mayor's pay as commissioner was in the current payroll. He was told it was not. "I presume the allowance doesn't start until July 1 and that there is nothing to make it retroactive to start of the fiscal year?" Timmermiere continued. "Not that I know of," responded Ramey. The city's amended appropriation, including compensation for the post of liquor commissioner was enacted June 27, and became effective today, 10 days after its official publication. DATA AT THE DAM Sa.m. temperature Yesterday's today 64° River stage below O'\m at 8 a.m. 3.0. Pool 23.3. high 80°, low 60". Precipitation 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. None. Goldberg Sought To Heal Rail Rift Board Decides on... $933,500 School Bonds A revised building bond issue, calling only for construction of a $93.3,500 south wing to the Alton High School, was decided upon at a meeting of the Alton Board of Education Monday night. Originally, tentative plans had been to ask voters lo provide Ihe south wing, an addition at North Junior High and an elementary school in HIP Godfrey area. That "package" would have eosl an estimated $1,870,000. The school board attorney, R. China Boycotts Talks With Russia at Moscow By PRESTON GROVEK MOSCOW (AP)—Soviet and Chinese delegations to the Moscow-Peking reconciliation conference recessed their meeting without explanation today. Informed quarters said the suspension was only temporary and that there was no rupture. Protest Greek Royal Visit To London By EDDY GILMORE LONDON (AP) - Greek King Paul and Queen Frederika arrived today for a state visit plagued by Communists, anarchists, pacificsts and other agitators. Police beat back an attempted demonstration outside Buckingham Palace. Met at Victoria Station by Queen Elizabeth II, the royal party drove in state carriages to the palace. Britain's tightest peacetime security guard kepi,'the. queen and her visitors from even seeing the demonstrators who tried to mar the welcoming procession. Police beat back youthful pickets as the Greek king and queen entered Buckingham Palace to begin the four-day state visit. "We aren't provoking violence," protested Kenneth Brown, 18, a student. 'We just want to picket the palace." The most determined effort to spoil the royal arrival was at the side of the palace. "About 50 of our people wanted to stage a demonstration outside the palace," said Terry Chandler, 23, who described himself as chairman of a Save Greece Now Committee. "But the police roughed us up and wouldn't let us," he said. The nearest thing to an incident between the visiting royal couple and demonstrators came in a side street near the station. Screaming, "Release my husband, release him," Mrs. Betty Ambatielos, British-born wife of an imprisoned Greek Communist was dragged away by the police. Mrs. Ambatielos, 45, was released after the royal procession passed. The demonstrators were far from giving up. "We aim to follow the king and queen everywhere they go. Every time they appear in public, we'll br- there," said a spokesman for Britain's militant Committee of 100, which charges Greece is holding 960 political prisoners and demands their release. Country Club Plagued By Nude 'Golfer' DETROIT (AP)—Bonnie Brook Golf Club duffers are disturbed by a man who doffs his duds. The man has been seen running nude along the fairways six or eight times this year. Police and groundskeepers have chased him. But, he always escaped in the rough. W. Griffith, was authorized by the board Monday to prepare the resolution selling up the bond issue election. The date for the referendum was definitely set last night for Communist Chinese ne™i had failed to show up for the day's session after the Soviet Union fired new charges at Red China and warned of "dangerous consequences." They spent their day working at the Chinese embassy. One source said the Chinese in initial talks had again proposed a world conference of Communist parties to settle the dispute, but advocated a voting procedure on a population basis which would give China the dominating voice. The Soviet reaction could be surmised as totally negative. The interruption in the ideological talks between the two Communist giants came as Belgian Foreign Minister Paul - Henri Spaak, returning from a meeting with Premier Khrushchev, predicted Soviet relations with the West will improve. Communist party committee earlier today The--Soviet central accused the Chinese of deliberately aggravating Soviet-Chinese re lations at a time when the two countries are discussing ideological differences. At the mansion in the Lenin Hills section of Moscow where the talks have been held, Western correspondents noted the usual signs of pre-meeting activity today. But at 11 a.m., more than an hour after the talks usually begin, there was still no sign of the Chinese. Soviet officials began leaving, and then police said the Chinese would not be coming. Speculation The Chinese absence aroused speculation that they were awaiting Peking's reaction to the new Soviet attack. Some observers thought the Chinese might call an end to the sessions in retaliation. The Soviet blast came shortly after Khrushchev snubbed the Moscow meeting with the Chinese and conferred in Kiev with Spaak on easing cold war tensions. The Chinese militantly oppose Khrushchev's peaceful coexistence policy, underlined by his meeting with Spaak. The new Soviet party statement denounced speeches at a rally in Peking Sunday in support of five Chinese expelled from the Soviet Union. They had distributed reprints in the Soviet Union of the Chinese Communist party's long denunciation June 14 of Khrushchev's policies. The Soviet statement said speakers at the rally tended to create "moods unfriendly to the Soviet people, to aggravate the situation in the course of negotiations between the representatives of the Soviet Union and China. "The impression is created that deliberate campaign is being carried on to aggravate seriously the Soviet-Chinese relations, disregarding the dangerous consequences of this policy." Figures supplied at the meeting for the proposed addition showed that construction would cost $739,200, and heating revisions in the existing building another $92,000. Fees were estimated at $49.800 and equipment at 552,500. 22 Classrooms The proposed addition would contain 42,200 square feet. It would have 22 classrooms plus a combination study hall-cafeteria. This, it was pointed out, would accommodate 600 students, plus another 75 in the study hall. During discussion of the proposed addition, it was brought out that it will be the fall of 1965 before the building is completed if the bond issue is approved by the voters. The addition will relieve enrollment pressure at the high school until about 1968, three years af- ;er the wing would be finished, it was explained. Enrollment at the high school .ast year was 2,125, with 2,300 expected by the opening of school in September. Projected enrollments for other years considered low estimates by Dr. J. B. Johnson, superintendent of schools, were: 1964, 2,345; 1965, 2,425; 1966, 2,465; and 1967, 2,505. It was pointed out that it is uncertain what effect the expectec influx of. parochial school students will have on the high school en rollment, since Marquette High School for example, has announc ed a "freeze" on enrollments there next year. Alton High Principal G. C. Davis said he hac already registered 40 parochia school students at the public hig! school for next year. School board president Robert S. Minsker said some people feel the district should construct a new high school on a new site, rather than an addition to the old DUilding. However, he pointed out, architect's figures show an addition would cost §1,700,000 less than building a complete new high school. JFK Is Asking His Aid WASHINGTON (AP)— President Kennedy proposed today that Su- premo Court Justice Arthur J. Goldberg be empowered to decide all issues in the dispute between the railroads and the operating unions over work rules. J. E. Wolfe, chief negotiator for the railroads, told newsmen of Kennedy's proposal at the conclusion of a White House parley of both sides in the dispute. He said that if both sides accept, the work rules will not be put into effect until Goldberg has made his binding report. Wolfe said the report would be made before the Supreme Court convenes for its 1963-64 term in Takes 18 Vz Years Tracks Down Father's Killer TOMPKINSV1LLE, 'I wanted to do it Ky. (AP)worse than anything in my life," said Welby Lee. He spoke after 18'/j years of dogged search resulted in the arrest of a man on murder charges In connection with the hit-a'nd-run death of Lee's father. "I just kept thinking that someday I would hit the right spot." Newt Lee, 64, was Wiled on New Year's Eve 1944 by a car that hit him as ho was crossing u road in a driving rain. A wit- ness—Newt Lee's granddaughter —then 16, said the car stopped, the driver walked back to look at the body, returned to the auto, drove a few feet, returned to the scene, then roared away. The only clue was an automobile bumper guard. "I was ther. We very close to were in the my fa- lumber business together, I was determined to find those men," said Welby Lee Monday night after the arrest in Indianapolis on second- degree murder charges of Grover Jones, 54, a handyman. Witnesses said two men were in the car. Lee said, "We know who the other man was. He will be taken into custody later. "I would estimate I spent a total of four years' time in the search," said Lee, 50. "I traveled 70,000 miles, mostly In Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee, talking to people—all kinds of people. "I hit lots of dead ends, but never thought of giving up. Then, in January 1962, sve hit the right trail. An in-law of Jones put us on it. For 18 months I gathered evidence. "I walked into the authorities' office in Clay County, Tenn., and gave them a book with 153 pages of evidence. I realized that after 18 years, a half job just wouldn't do," Indianapolis police said Tennessee authorities traced the sale of the bumper guard to Jones. Lee said a grand jury in the Tennessee county—just across the line from this southern Kentucky town—Indicted Jones last month. Cast $2.6 Million Architect's figures showed that a new liigh school with a capacity of 1,500 to 1,600 students would cost ?2,655,000. Griffith brought to the attention of the board that a bill which has passed the Illinois House and Senate and which is now before he governor may have some ef feet on the proposed building bond issue. Under the bill, if a school board relieves that a new building proposed under a b o n d issue will require a later increase in the ed ucational tax rate for teachers, maintenance and operation of the new building, then this expected increase must be submitted at the same time as the proposed building bond issue. Sandy Smith Sentenced to 4-Year Term SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-Ed- ajar F. Sandy Smith of Breese, a abor union official, was sen- enced today to four years in orison and fined 55,000 for income .ax evasion. Smith was convicted Feb. 1 in U.S. District Court of evading nore than $23,000 in income taxes n 1951-53. He is a vice president of the International Hod Carriers mcl Common Laborers Union. Two government witnesses, Ivan Dale of Carbondale and John Haywood of Collinsvilkv tes- ified at the trial that part of dckback money they received :rom highway contractors went to Imith. Smith was charged with falling to declare the income. Contractors testified Ihey made payoffs to Dale and Haywood to insure labor peace. Dale was a former busines representative for the union in Southern Illinois and Haywood former- y was business agent for the southwestern area. Smith will remain free uiulw bond pending an appeal of his conviction. October. Wolfe said he thinks the date vould be prior to Sept. 30. He said both sides to the dispute have until 10 a.m. Wednesday to "carefully consider the proposal." By implication at least, the car- •iers indicated a probable favorable decision. Guarded From the labor side the reaction was more guarded. Roy E. Davidson, president of he Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, acting as spokesman for the unions, said the labor organizations traditionally are opposed to arbitration in lieu of a negotiated agreement. He said, however, the unions will give every consideration to the President's proposal and report back to him Wednesday. Wolfe did not specifically report the carriers' reaction to the plan, beyond saying it will be considered. But when asked it the rail lines have not agreed to all previous suggestions for arbitration he replied with considerable emphasis, "Yes sir, we have." Consideration He said the carriers will give the President's proposal the 'most profound consideration." "More than anyone we are in- .erested in a peaceful conclusion to this dispute which could undoubtedly turn into a national catastrophe," Wolfe said. Goldberg, a former labor lawyer, was appointed to the Su- ireme Court after serving as Secretary of Labor in Kennedy's Cabnet. Taking part in the White House session were top officials of the railroad industry and the five operating unions who threaten an immediate strike if the lines put in their manpower-cutting work rules at 12:01 a.m. Thursday as planned." Kennedy conferred earlier today with Democratic congressional leaders. After the breakfast meeting, House Speaker John McCormack, D-Mass., said the railway dispute was discussed only generally. "Nothing was gone into in detail because the President will meet with representatives of management and the unions," McCormack told newsmen. The four-year dispute over new work rules bounced back into the President's lap Monday when Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz nade a final report on the futile attempis of his department to 3 ring about a settlement despite day and night efforts. Kennedy on June 15 set a July 10 deadline for company and un,on representatives to resolve :hcir differences. Terming a strike and its effect on the na- lion's economy "intolerable," Kennedy bus said he would seek legislative action if needed to pro- u rail tie-up, $(i(H) Million The railroads claim that Jobs they describe as unnecessary nro costing $600 million a year. Tho unions claim the work force is efficient and should be maintained at Us present number for safe operation of the trains. In the event of a strike, tho unions have offered to continue working on passenger and commuter trains under the old work rules and to move troops, military supplies "or food for tho pub* lie welfare to prevent public; dj»- tress" if the need is certified by tho President, They xuUi wages under sueji would go to a diurJluble orgaju/ gallon.

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