Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 9, 1963 · Page 2
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 9, 1963
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, FORECAST FAIR AND COOL generally fair weather is expected \vlll cover the western portions of the Tuesday night east of the Mississippi Plains states and along the eastern except for a few showers in extreme slopes of the Rockies. It will be slightly northern New England. Showers are warmer in central Mississippi valley, likely along north Pacific coast and a (AP Wirephoto Map) band of showers and thundershowers WeatherForecast Lincoln Addition Talks Annexation State Upholds Suspension of Bar's License SPRINGFIELD (Special-T h e Ilinois State Liquor Control Commission today upheld a 30-day suspension of the liquor license ol CRobert D. Gill and Lee R. Gill, doing business as Bob and Lee's Tavern, 817 Belle St., Alton. The commission acted on evidence submitted at a hearing here last May. In its announcement the commission said the suspension was upheld because the evidence at the hearing sustained the suspension by the Alton City Liquor Control Commissioner and because "no sufficient cause or reason (was) presented as to why the suspension shouW be reversed or set aside." , The hearing was held before the state commission here on May 26. Witnesses, including Alton Police Chief John Heafner and Cpl. Albert Cox and Cpl. Stanley Hardwick, testified to charges that the tavern sold liquor after hours. The defense, which was presented by Alton attorney Virgil Jacoby, who represented the*Gills, contended that the case against his clients was based on "presumption." The case was taken under advisement after a 50-minute hearing. There were no witnesses for the defense. Present at the hearing were Mayor P. W. Day, liquor commissioner, and Corporation Counselor, John Hoefert. $125,000 Sought In Damage Suit EDWARDSVILLE — A $125,000 damage suit was filed Monday in Circuit Court as the result of in juries sustained by two occupants of a pickup truck involved in a collision May 9 with an automobile on Rte. 140 a half-mile east of Alton State Hospital. The plaintiffs, Jacob and Florence Dour, who asker respective judgments of $50,000 and $75,000 for their injuries, named as defendant Dorwin E. Frailey of Wood River. Lincoln Addition residents Monday night discussed with Wood River city officials the possibility of annexing the subdivision to Wood River. The talk, involving a handful of Lincoln Addition residents, revolv ed chiefly around the subdi vision's sewer problems. City officials held the munici pality could not help Lincoln Ad dition residents pay for a sewer system, but could use city credi 1 to help finance one, if the subi- vislon was part of the city. One official said Wood River could offer certain advantages such as police and fire protection in addition to the advantage of studying and trying to solve the drainage problems. Attorney Ed Groshong, who appeared with the group, said the big problem in Lincoln Addition is drainage and if the area was incorporated into the city it would lave an organization working for the subdivision. "Alone you have nobody working for you except possibly a congressman who comes around every couple of years to see how you are voting and even he will )e more inclined to listen to a city asking for help sooner than a group of unorganized citizens." City Attorney Marshall Smith, who answered the buk of the questions, said the prime reason the city would want to see Lincoln Addition annexed, would be for-purposes of zoning and health reasons. " "' He explained that if an area around the city would become blighted, it could hurt the city as well as the area involved. The question of what sewers for Lincoln Addition would cost was raised several times and each ime it was explained that an proximate cost of $4 per front foot would be charged each resident. Smith said that a sewer for an individual would cost approximately $25 per year or a little over $2 dollars per month. Asked if there would be an additional tap on fee for such a sewer, Smith said that would be included in the $4 per foot figure. Smith explained two ways to go about annexing (1) to circulate a jetition and get at least half the wpulation's signaures and (2) a wblic election. Mpvie Executive Suffering Stroke WASHINGTON (AP) - Motion The complaint, which failed to list addresses of the plaintiffs or their relationship averred that Jacob Dour was driving a pickup truck west on Rte. 140 — with Florence Dour as a passenger— when the collision occurred with Frailey's approaching automobile. Both plaintiffs suffered leg fractures, the complaint recited. picture executive trie jonnston spent "a quiet night" in George Washington University Hospital, but there was "no change" in his serious condition from a stroke, a hospital spokesman said today. Johnston, 66, president of the Motion Picture Association of America, has been hospitalized for several weeks. flays, SKies were generally n California and Nevada an partly cloudy in most other sec ions. Light rain fell along coastd areas of Washington and thundei showers were reported in th Rockies, It was a little cooler i he northern Rockies but fairl warm weather prevailed in mos other sections. Alton and vicinity — Fair and pleasant Wednesday. Low tonight 55 to 60. High Wednesday 80 to 8$. Record Low Temperatures In Northwest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Record cold for July covered the northern states from Minnesota to New England today, bringing scattered frost and spots of light freeze to a section that a week ago sweltered in the high 90s. Kane, commonly called the ice box of Pennsylvania, was the nation's coldest spot this morning Its temperature fell to 30 degrees, the fourth reading in the 30s within a week for the community of 5,300 population. Another freeze, at 31, was recorded at Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks. There were 33s at Bradford and Emporium, Pa., 34 at Araade in southwestern New York and 35 at Oneonta in south central New York. Record lows for the date, all in he 40s, were set at Albany and Rochester, N.Y.; Worcester, Mass.; Burlington, Vt; Pittsburgh; Akron and Columbus, Ohio and Flint and Lansing, Mich. New York City, where the temperature mounted to, 93 one week ago, shivered in a record cool 54 degrees "this morning. The New England chill came nlong with drought breaking rain Streets and cellars in several Greater Boston communities were flooded by heavy downpours in electrical storms Monday night, after a month-long dry spell. Lightning damaged the steeple WelisTire Building Job Begun Erection of n new shop and Storage building for Wells Tiro Co. of 33 E. Broadway has been started by J. J. Wuollncr & Son as contractor. The structure of concrete block and steel construction is to be located to the rear and west of the present building of the tire firm, nnd will be on the rear of the lot which before a fire about six months ago was occupied by the Hoefert garage and auto sales rooms. Edward P. Long, secretary- treasurer of Wells Tire Co.. said that the 2-story structure, 41 by 87 feet, will not only enlarge its space for service facilities, but will make possible a parking area to the rear of the firm's present building. A mezzanine area will augment storage space for stock. .MO.OOO Cost Estimated cost of the new Baltimore Race S Cools; Cambridge Hot BALTIMORE (MM - Leaders of the integration movement In Maryland called off today a demonstration planned for late afternoon at Gwynn Oak amusement park. Clergymen and leaders of the Congress of Racial Equality decided to postpone the march on the privately owned, segregated park "as an action of good faith." They announced the postponement at a meeting called after the Baltimore County Council had voted, unanimously Monday night to establish a human relations council. of the 130-year-old Annisquam village church in Gloucester, Mass. Temperatures again were in the 70s and 80s in the Guir states into the southern Atlantic states. They were in the 60s in most other areas in the eastern half of the country. Cloudy skies, with scattered showers and thunderstorms, covered most areas from the south Atlantic states through the Gulf states and in New England. One of the heaviest rains, nearly two nches, fell in Charleston, S.D., in i six-hour period. ..Weather in the western half of .he country showed only minor changes from the past several Upper Alton Business Men Urge Parking Lots Speeded Upper Alton Business Men's Assn. is urging the city to speed up the program for parking lot and street improvements regarded as highly important to the business future ot the Upper Alton shopping area. Through a letter from its president H. A. Moore, to Mayor P, W. Day and the city council, the organization urges that the planned Upper Alton parking lat, and two street widening projects be expected. The parking lot is that planned along Merchant Street, and t h e street improvements are those proposed for both College Avenue and for the north section of Washington Avenue. Widening of the access routes to the Upper Alton business district must be done speedily if the area is to survive in competition with shopping centers outside the city, Moore's letter points out. And customers must be able to get to the Upper Alton district "without having to inch their way in." Moore's communication goes to the city council at its meeting Wednesday night. Man Hurt as Car Flips and Stops Two Feet from River A 32-year-old Wood River man is In St. Joseph's Hospital after his car turned over this morning on the McAdams Highway and came within two feet of landing in the Mississippi River. Aniceto Ramirez, 8 N. Wood RJvej 1 Aye,, suffered a back Injury after his car apparently struck u parked car and overturned at IS 1 .30 t!>t* morning about m miles went of the Alton Water Co. plant. It was' reported that his car landed about five feet from two fishermen. One of the men took to the water to escape the rolling car. DIAL HO 5-4271 Convenient Shopping Shopping Of nttr structure is $30,000. The c i t y building permit was taken jointly by Wells Tire Co. as lessee, and Jolui Fallon and Edward P. Long as owners of the ground. Left open for possible future building development is a lot fronting E. Broadway to the west of the main building of the tire firm. Signaling a start on the First Presbyterian Church project for remodeling and enlargement of its church facilities at E. 4th and Alby Streets, a city permit has been issued' for demolishment of parish house structure at 16 E. •1th Street. Contractor on the demolishment project is G. Helmkamp Excavating & Trucking Co. of Wood River. Clearing the lot will make way for planned new construction Permit for Convent Also recently issued was a per mil to Ursuline Convent, 845 Dan forth St., for demolishment of the Ursuline Novitiate basement storage building at 843 Danforth, just east of the main convent building. Presaging of the removal o] another dwelling from Peasant Street, which is being cleared foi an Illinois Power Co. power line is a moving permit issued to Marvin L. Jacobs. He will have a 4-room frame house moved from 3510 Peasant St. to a new location at 4300 Aberdeen Ave. First Peasant street dwelling was moved Tuesday to a new site at 4114 Aberdeen Ave. The structure is property of William T. Randolph of 92 Cedar Drive, Godfrey. Negro Voter Registration Frustrated JACKSON. Miss. (AP) — Negroes in this Mississippi capital city, who stopped their protest demonstrations three weeks ago to concentrate on a vote registration campaign, today found the registration books suddenly closed. "The chances are that the demonstrations will start again unless something is done about the registration," said the Rev. R. L. T. Smith, one of the leaders in Jackson's civil rights crusade. Mississippi law provides that the vote registrar "shall keep his books open at his office and shall register the electors of his county at any time." But Hinds County Circuit Clerk H. S. Ashford, who is also the vote registrar, said his small staff was overburdened preparing for the Aug. 6 Democratic primary in which there will be 138 names on the ballot. The New Orleans Times-Picayune, in a dispatch from its Jackson bureau, quoted Ashford as saying he had been advised to stop vote registration under a directive issued by Circuit Judges M. M. McGowan and Leon Hendrick. Following the assassination June 12 of.Medgar Evers, Negro eaders agreed to a cessation of public demonstrations and directed their campaign toward voter registration. Nearly 700 Negroes have gone to Ashford's office since then to seek registration. There have been long lines of Negro vote applicants in the courthouse daily. Ashford said the fact his office wasn't registering anyone has no effect on the August primaries 01 the November general election. FINANCING W. Third St.—Downtown Terms—Many, Many Months Spiro T. Agnew, Baltimore County executive, was notified of the posponement. Meeting with the CORE leaders were members of the interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, an organization of Negro clergymen. A Presbyterian minister had been scheduled to lead the march on the amusement park on Baltimore's northwestern outskirts where some 380 persons were ur rested in two previous massive demonstrations. In Cambridge, about 85 miles southeast and across Chesapeake Bay, Negro leaders sought to rally support for another march to protest segregation in restaurants and other public accommodations. About 125 Negroes and whites participated in such a demonstration there Monday night after the noontime withdrawal of National Guard units which had kept peace in the racially tense community since June 14. Unlike the gunfire and store- burnings which marked similar marches in Cambridge before the arrival of guardsmen, there was no violence Monday night. An afternoon sit-in attempt by 11 demonstrators was broken up by a restaurant proprietor who pushed members of the group out of his place and locked the door. When the demonstrators—eight Negroes and three whites—knelt in front of the restaurant and sang integration songs, the proprietor, Robert Fehsenfeld, cuffed a young white man in the group in the right side of the face. He then broke a raw egg on the man's head, smeared it about his face, and threw a milkshake container of water on him. The man, Edward Dickerson, 25, of Cambridge, continued singing the theme of the integration- ists, "We Shall Overcome." A few white spectators witnessed the Cambridge nighttime march on the Dorchester County courthouse without major incident. The marchers prayed and sang there for about five minutes before returning to their church headquarters in the Negro section of town as 25 steel-helmeted state police escorted them. Cool Spell In Prospect For Illinois By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Weather a couple months out of season covered Illinois today as northeast breeze absorbed much of the sun's warmth. It was touch-and-go whether temperatures would get above the 70s. The outlook is pleasant for city dwellers and the sportsminded — except, perhaps, swimmers, but not for farmers whose crops are hurting for rain. The Weather Bureau said about the same kind of weather is likely Wednesday and Thursday—sunny, cool and dry. Only weather stations along Illinois' southern and western perimeter recorded temperatures 80 or higher Monday: St. Louis and Faducah 81, Belleville, Quincy, Peoria and Moline 80. The breeze off Lake Michigan halted the mercury rise at 67 at Chicago's Jrant Park. VIOLENCE AND NON-VIOLENCE CAMBRIDGE, Md. — Top photo shows Robert Fahsenfeklt, owner of Dizzyland, a segregated lunchroom, striking white 'kneel-in' demonstrator, Edward Dickerson, 23. Dickerson was one of 11 white and Negro demonstrators seeking to desegregate the lunch- room. In lower picture, Fahsenfeklt douses Dickerson with water after breaking an egg over his head. None of the demonstrators made any attempt to ward-off Fahsenfeldt's attacks. (AP Wirephotos) '.-,.. Traffic Toll Reaches 556 CHICAGO (AP) - The final count of the nation's traffic accidents during the long Independence Day weekend showed 556 persons killed, a record for the four-day holiday. The death toll, reported over a 102-hour period from 6 p.m. Wednesday to midnight Sunday, topped the previous four-day In- NEWS BULLETIN Congratulations to TIM KEASLER, age 11, Alton, Illinois, who won the 14 piece Levi's Summer Fun Kit. Hope you enjoy it, Tim, in good health. And, thanks a million to all the other folks who registered for a chance at the Levi's Summer Fun Kit. The newest game at Snyder's for boys and girls between age of 1 and 12 is guessing the number of balls in a basket in the Shoe window. Best nine guessers each win a large 8" authentic, lifelike-in-every-detail model of a famous Baseball Star in an Official Action Pose. The models are really nice. So, come in and guess. With nine Baseball Star 'models being given away, chances are good that you can win gm, It's worth a try! in 1961. The National Safety Council had estimated a death toll of 550 to 650. • Want Out of Sanitary, Fire Units EDWAROSViLLE - Owner* of six residence properties in Northwoods Subdivision are seeking county court action to detach their premises, from Rosewood Heights Fire Protection District and Wood River township Sanitary District. Plaintiffs In the petition, Hied Monday In county court, are Herman W. and Alice Q. Wltkenlttg, Gits B. and Lena Q, Robinson, Homer 0. and Nina June Burk, Francis 3. and Dolores T. Man- nlng, Mrs. Aletha C. Mahoney, Dale and Bonnie Segrest and John H. and Lena H. Reid. They named as defendants Rosewood Heights Fire Protection District and Wood River Township Sanitary District. Francis J. Manning, attorney for the plaintiffs In the detachment petition, said today the property described In the document was annexed to East Alton March 20, 1962. Disconnection of the properties will not Isolate any portions of the district, and loss of assessed valuation through the requested detachment will not impair the ability to render adequate fire and sewage sci-vlco to territory remaining in the districts, the petition averred. There arc no outstanding bond issues in either of the two districts, according to the petition. ShrinersStage MajorParade In Chicago CHICAGO (AP) — Shriners. some 25,000 strong, will roll through the Loop today In one of the largest non-military parades ever staged in Chicago. In trick autos and fake fire engines, astride motorcycles and horses, and marching, the red- fezzed Nobles of the Ancient Arable Order of the Mystic Shrine will parade for six hours down Michigan Avenue. Included will be 50 brass bands, made up of almost 2,000 Shriners, led by Medlnah Temple's 145- plece unit, Some 40 temples will present Oriental bands playing musettes, cymbals and other Instruments. INVESTIGATE Millers' Mutual AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE Lowter Cost trf a No' Membership: > FOB , Jefry Gould oitio.0 HO, After '3 no a'-osan MILLERS' MUTUAL feJ Ol* ILLINOIS NSURANCB AUTO • HOMI 'bUSINKS f MID-SUMMER BUPER.SAI.E S*vo 26.35%—On 'Udui'i mon'i, and children's and houiohold needs. 301 Plaia. Downtown. LADIES' DRESSES — Ridiculously tow. give-away prlo* $2,06. Not junk or foreign made, but nice looking drosses, ileeveleii and sunbacks. Phone 462-0781, Alton. MEN'S BERMUDA SHORTS—Alip a really low price of $2.30, and this a Campus quality, not old stuff. H you need 'em, this U another bargalnl Landmark Store, Downtown. BOYS' JEANS — Just ctm't rind • better one than Oils for $1.00. real Bood qutijltv. definitely full cut sizes 4 to 12. Stock up now for school as well as rest or summer, 3rd & Plata. Mills r

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