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Tllsidc J SOCtA! . . MARKETS .,..,., PAGE 21 TELEVISION . .', , i»AOE2i CLASSIFIED . i . , . PAGE 22 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years 00, High 89 (Complete YVfiftthcr, £»t« I) Established January 15, 1836. Vol. cxxvm, MO. 150 ALTON, ILL., WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1963 26 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. OUT OF BUSINESS Alton Police Opl. Kay Parton looks policemen staged a gambling raid Tues- iu the doorway of Mac's News Stand on day afternoon. East Broadway where lie and two other Police Raid Mac's News; 5 Arrested By JACK BAKBAN Telegraph Staff Writer Alton police Tuesday afternoon staged a raid on Mac's News Stand in the 2300 block of East Broadway and confiscated gambling equipment. Five men found in the building were arrested on charges of gambling. Three of the men were listed in a State charge of gambling. Bernard Allen Fahrig, 46, of 716 Glass St., Alton, operator of the news stand, who' pleaded guilty to the charge before Edwardsville Justice of the Peace Earl Vuagniaux, was fined $500 and given one year in county jail. Judge Vuagniaux stayed the jail sentence on condition Fahrig pay the fine plus $5 in costs and not be Ask 3 Wood River Officials to Resign By JOHN STETSON Telegraph Staff Writer Wood River Township officials Qene Berghoff, Verdell Williams and George Donohoo should "be allowed to tender their resignations in the best, interest of the people of the township," Township Supervisor Clyde Donham and assessor Robert Zitt recommended today. Donham and Zitt said in a statement that the three men, all members of the town board of auditors, -"have -proved that they have little interest in the affairs of the township." The statement came as a result of the $7,200 discrepancy revealed in the township books by an audit made public last week. "What are we going to do about this and other things that have happened in the township?" Donham and Zitt asked in their four page statement to be printed and sent to leading citizens and industries in the township. Donham and Zitt said, • "Williams, who was an auditor was appointed town clerk to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Ronald Rodgers, who resigned," after it came to light that he had borrowed money from townsliip general assistance funds. Koportoiily Paid Buck Rodgers has reportedly signed a statement in which he admits "borrowing" $3,289,80 from the township's general assistance fund, but ?4,000 j s still unaccounted for the general assistance fund, according to: the audit. Donham and Zitt claim that Berghoff "should not be allowed to hold down two government jobs. He is supervisor of the property tax division, Department of Revenue, Springfield." Commenting on Donohoo in the statement the men claim "Donohoo received his appointment of auditor as the result of Fred Grenzebach, former ••township supervisor and Berghpff," They claim that, neither the appointment of Williams, made 15 days after Grenzebach was defeated for re-election, nor the appointment of Donohoo to fill Williams vacancy represent the preference of the public, since Grenzebach was defeated 2 to 1, The pair contends that such;ac- tlyities on the town board help to discourage new industry from coming into the area. Other allegations made by the men are that the withholding tax account has not been hancjjled properly and that two wi'ist watches casting approximately $100 each were bought in the past as retirement gifts. These two points are brought out in the audit. Detail* Not on File "Details on certain transactions of the special bridge fund are not on file," the statement continued. "Large amounts for gas and oil were paid out to Grenzebach Service Station — approved and signed by Grenzebach to be paid to Grenzebach." Payments to the service station were listed in the audit. A complete discussion of the audit to be attended by a member of the R. C. Scheffel firm, who made the audit, will be held at the next meeting of the township board of auditors next Wednesday. Demonstrations Against Greek Visit Continue LONDON (AP) - The British wife of an imprisoned Greek Communist made a second attempt to intercept King Paul and Queen Frederlka of Greece today but police carried her off struggling violently. Mrs. Betty Ambatellos, 45, who manhandled the queen during her April visit to London, left a nearby coffee shop and ran into the road as. the'royal car approached Westminster pier, across the street from the House of ment, Police grabbed the woman and hustled her through crowds of bystanders gathered behind police lines. The king and queen boarded ..ft boat for a trip down the Thames to a luncheon given for them at the Gulldhull by Lord Mayor Sir Ralph Perring, TODAY'S CHUCKLE Worts may not be as hwl as it used to be, but it's certainly a lot more taxing, '.(© 1863, General Features Corp.) I convicted of any violation of state laws during this year. The other two men arrested on the state charge, Walter Patrick Ramsey, 55, of 410 Whitelaw Ave., Wood River and Aubrey 0. Fulkerson, 38, of 420 N. 3rd St., Wood River, pleaded innocent and were held in Madison County jail until $1,000 bond apiece was furnished Tuesday evening. Ramsey gave his occupation as a bartender at the Grandstand Tavern in Wood River. Fulkerson described himself as an unemployed factory worker. Released The two men were released after a property bond was furnished by Fred Grenzebach, former Wood River Township Supervisor. Fahrig and two others, Merlyn Phillip Schreiber, 47, of 1609 Langdon St. and John J. Loy, 37, of 1210 Clawson St., both of Alton, were arrested on the city charge of gambling and pleaded innocent before Alton Police Magistrate George Roberts. . Fahrig after pleading guilty before Judge Vuagniaux lo the slate charge of gambling, pleaded innocent to the city charge of gambling before George Roberts, Alton police magistrate. The three men were released on $200 bond apiece furnished by Dominic Todaro of Alton. The raid, which took place at 2 o'clock, .was led by Alton Police Capt. William Peterson accompanied by Cpl. Raymond Parton and patrolman Rudy Sowders. The place had been under surveillance for sometime by police. Search warrants were issued in Edwardsville Monday in preparation for the raid. Peterson and Sowders went into the building in plain clothes. Parton was in uniform, Petersen said, "We went into the back room and found three of the men including Fahrig playing rum at a table while Ramsey and Fulkerson were standing. Blocked Back Door Petersen said he blocked the back door. The other two policemen moved into the room and the arre'sts were made. Petersen said, while they were there, the phone rang several times and callers asked to place bets on horse races. Police confiscated betting tabs, poker chips, cards and other gambling equipment. The police clothed their moves in secrecy. Petersen reported to work Tuesday morning wearing his uniform and changed into civilian clothes prior to the raid, Parton! who normally wears civilian clothes, changed into a unl form while Sowders wore civilian clothes. Petersen said the raid was made while the All-Star baseball game was on television and that helped to keep the men in the establishment unaware of what was going to happen. Immediately after the arrest, the three men charged with the state violation, were taken to E wardsvllle. Fahrig and the other two men charged with the viola tlw were ,tak§P before the Alton Police magistrate, Little Hope of Settlement By Deadline for Rail Strike Ideological Discussion Resumed By GEOUOI3 SVVBRTSEN MOSCOW (AP) - Premier Khrushchev met amid smiles with Hungarian Communist boss Janos Kadar in a Kremlin unity session today, while Chinese and Soviet negotiators ground through another day of grim discussions aimed at finding some solution to their ideological split. The talks with the Chinese ended with no indication whether they would resume Thursday or whether delegates would take another consultation recess. A new attack on the Soviet party from Peking bolstered reports that the Soviet and Chinese negotiators were making little or no progress toward any significant improvement in relations between the two Communist giants. Khrushchev returned from Kiev to greet the Hungarian premier and party leader and a large group of Hungarian party and gov ernment officials at the Kievsky railroad station. In contrast to the low-key reception for the Chinese negotiators last week, the Hungarians got the full treatment — Khrushchev's presence, a big crowd in front of the station, a live telecast of the arrival, a troop review and playing of the national anthems. The Soviet premier in his brief welcoming statement made no reference to the Chinese-Soviet negotiations. But Kadar in reply pointedly said the Soviet and Hungarian Communist parties "are guided by similar principles concerning the construction of socialism, concerning all issues and questions of world workers' movements and of foreign policy." Pravda, the Soviet Communist party newspaper, used Radar's visit as the basis for another statement of Soviet opposition to :he Chinese hard line. Referring to the Soviet Union and Hungary, it said: "Our Marxist-Leninist parties, our fraternal peoples, regard the struggle for icace and peaceful coexistence, "or universal disarmament, for the exclusion of war from the life of society as the general line ol their foreign policy." That is the crux of (he bitter dispute between the Soviets and the Chinese. Peking insists that communism can conquer capitalism only by war. Khrushchev maintains it can win in peaceful competition and that war would bring a nuclear holocaust which would devastate the world. STRIKE DEADLINE NEARS NEW YORK —Pennsylvania Railroad engineer B. L. Hitt looks from the cab of his train, The Congressional, prior to its departure today from New York for Washington. Thousands of U.S. workmen will strike the railroads early Thxirsday if representatives of unions and management fail to settle current labor disputes.—(AP Wirephoto) New York Sit-ins Continue NEW YORK (AP)—Demonstrators staged sit-ins today at the offices of Gov. Nelson A. Roeke feller and Mayor Robert F. Wag ner, demanding more jobs in construction trades for Negroes anc Puerto Ricans. The demonstration at Rockefeller's office began this morning when four white and three Negro participants slipped past a securi- y officer at the governor's city office and sat down. Two of the demonstrators were women. A spokesman said the demonstration would continue around the clock until their demands are met. There was no disorder. The governor was not present. He and liis wife are vacationing in Seal Harbor, Maine. The sit-in at Wagner's office by seven other persons, five of them Negroes, began Tuesday and continued today. The mayor avoided them Tuesday by taking a rear passage to his office, but he walked past them going to and from lunch. He also conferred with their lenders. Later he left for Paris to visit his sick son. Ku Klux Klan Plans Segregation Campaign ATLANTA (AP)—Ku Klux Klan eaders are mapping a campaign of white resistance to desegregation that includes many of the methods used by Negroes seek- ng equal rights in the racial struggle. Georgia's grand dragon, Calvin F. Craig of Atlanta, said Tuesday he would not encourage violence. "But I'm going to encourage self-protection," he said. "The white people have been trampled on—a man can't even operate his own business in an orderly manner." The imperial wizard, Robert M. Shelton Jr. of Tuscaloosa, Ala., said "the thing we've got to do is shock people into reality." Shelton and Craig belong to the United Klans of America Inc., Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. They say their order is the only authentic Klan. Shelton said the Klan hopes to reach 50,000 persons a week in public rallies. In addition to the mass rallies, the Klan plans marching demonstrations, economic reprisals and white voter registration drives. Rail Dispute Is Product of Era By ROGER LANE AP Business News Writer NEW YORK (AP)—A Chicago-Denver train, taking 16% hours to cover 1,034 miles, changes engine crews eight times er route, roughly every 130 miles. Employes average two hours in the cab, collect one and one- quarter day's pay. Railroads contend such use of manpower and payroll money is wasteful and have vowed to change the work rules that require it. Unions representing the men who would lose their jobs have threatened a nationwide strike to protect them. Feutherbedding For the railroads, $600 millior a year paid for what they consider Barge Explosion Victim's Widow Asks $450,000 EDWARDSVILLE — Suit foi $450,000 damages was filed today .n Madison County Circuit Court on behalf of the widow and five children of Charles B. Knight, a victim of the Hartford barge blasl ast March 4. Mrs. Leila Mae Knight, the widow, is suing National Maritime Service, Inc. Three other men were killed in the blast. The suit was filed under the federal Merchant Marine (Jones) Act., and alleged negligence 01 part of the defendant firm as a contributing factor in the explos- on and sinking of a barge at the rlartford docks, which resulted in t<night's death. Knight, the complaint averred, was employed by the defendant 'irm as a bargeman on the "Bag er Beaver" and engaged in su icrvising cleaning and condition- ng of a barge when it exploded and sank. Cause of the explosion was never officially determined. Can't Build New Ones Schoolrooms Anticipating, a new building, Wood River High School disposed of eight classrooms in one-time residential structures near the school, only lo learn Tuesday night that it can't afford the new building. The 'Board of Education opened bids on proposed new construction Tuesday night and the lowest combination totaled $J,062,OQO - or $112,000 more than the $950,000 building fund approved by voters In the form of a issue. The board noted that two residential structures located near the school and which hnd hold four temporary classrooms had been either torn down, sold or removed. There followed a general discussion of anticipated crowded conditions at the school during the next school year. A. Edson Smith, acting superintendent, said today that most of the squeeze could be attributed to litigation involving the school Gone bond issue and construction program. The bond issue was approved two years ago, but "we were delayed a year by litigation," Smith said. He said the architects, Hanner & Brcitweiser, estimated more than two years ago that the bond issue would construct 27 classrooms, a special music, arts and speech building and, in addition, pay for repairs to the present main building. "But costs have gone up," Smith said. make-work jobs — "featherbed ding"—is at stake. At issue for nearly 200,000 fire men, engineers, switchmen, con ductors and brakemen are the jobs of up to 65,000 of them. About 40,000 of the jobs that would be eliminated are held by firemen. This is the single biggest rub, although there are scores and scores of others, all wrapped up in the disputed work rules, in effect management - union contracts. Railroad executives say the roles of firemen on freight train diesel locomotives and in switchyard service are obsolete. The need for firemen, they argue, disappeared starting about 20 years ago. That was when automatically fueled diesel engines began to replace coal-burning locomotives whose fires were stokec by firemen. Unions contend that although his title is outmoded, the fireman is important as a copilot for the engineer. "The helper acts as a second pair of eyes, a lookout," a union spokesman said, "he performs a safety function." H. E. Gilbert, president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, says 190 train crewmen were killed in accidents in a recent year. On most work rule points, a presidential railroad commission reported to President Kennedy in February 1962 that it agreed with the management position. The commission studied railroad operating practices for 15 months. No Longer Needed Simon H. Rifkind, a former federal judge who headed the commission, was emphatic about firemen, holding they no longer were needed. "Of that I'm certain. I went out and saw for myself," Rifkind told newsmen. The commission recommended a halt in hiring of firemen for freight and yard service duty, dismissal within a year of 13,000 firemen with less than 10 years service and release by attrition- death, retirement find the like—• of 27,000 others. Displaced firemen would get dismissal pay of up to 60 per cent of regular checks for up to 30 months, preference in rehiring and .wo years of retraining at railroad expense. Gilbert rejected the commision report as "harsh, inhumane and retrogressive." He assailed a recommendation for arbitration of conflict over changes in sizes of train crews. "You can submit working conditions to binding arbitration sometimes," said Gilbert, "but you don't submit the life and death of jobs." Unions Reject Kennedy Plan WASHINGTON (AP)—A union turndown scuttled today resident Kennedy's proposal lo head off a crippling midnight railroad strike through arbitration by Supreme Court Justice Arthur ,T. Goldberg. Kennedy promptly called In his legislative leaders. There was no word from the T ^^ o l ¥?oil White House immediately on what Union Just 'Waiting' Telegraph area members of the brotherhood of Railway Trainmen are "just waiting" for the threatened midnight nationwide rail strike, though a union official be- ieves there will be a postponement. Donald Weeden, of Alton, the union's president, said the local organization could only "wait." The decision to strike is up to the rand Lodge, or International, in Cleveland, he said, and the local group will not take any action until they receive instructions from heir national headquarters. "I believe there will be an ex- :ension of time as far as this strike goes," Weeden said. He added, however, that he did nol jelieve the railroad unions will accept the recommended terms 'or arbitration. Local railroads have posted the work rules, around which the controversy revolves, in area shops Weeden said, but conditions today were "normal" and all the men were working. Weeden said the local union wa neither encouraging nor discour aging shippers and passengers t continue using the rails, but h felt that shippers were continuinf doing business with the railroad normally in spite of the threaten ed strike. The union locally has about 121 members working for three rail roads, GM & O, New York Cen tral and Illinois Terminal, Weed en said. He said the union has a walkoul procedure which was set up previously. If and when a strike occurs, Weeden said, "It will be a peaceful withdrawal." Kerner Issues Housing Bias Ban Order SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-Gov Otto Kerner today issued an ex ecutive order which he said made t plain a real estate license would be revoked if a dealer dis criminated in showing property to prospective buyers because o; race. The executive order put Kernels administration on record that: "State agencies with the powei to license or regulate activities whose services are available to the public shall take all appropriate action within their legal power to assure that such services are extended by the licenses or i non-discriminatory basis." Kerner was asked at a race re- ations conference for mayors by :he chairman of the Champaign luman Relations Commission, Donald E. 'Meyer, whether the state had power to suspend a li- ;ense if discrimination were prac- iced in showing housing, Guide Announces Release of Prisoners BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Mose Maria 3uido says he is ordering the re- .ease of an unspecified number of political prisoners because ten slon has relaxed since the presidential election Sunday. Guido's decree gave no indica- ion that it included former President Arturo Frondizi, who has been under house arrest since the nilitary ousted him from power ast year. DATA AT THE DAM River staso below Precipitation I urn ut 8 a.m. 24 lies, to 8 .6. Pool 23.5. was under discussion with the top BULLETIN WASHINGTON UPI — President Kennedy summoned both parties to the railway work rules dispute lo a 4 p.m. meeting. Democrats from the Capitol—not even official disclosure that they were on hand. Speculation quickly centered on the possibility that the administration was near the point of giving up on efforts to get agreement among the parties and was turning to Congress for emergency legislation. That might take the form of a law for compulsory arbitration or seizure of the rail carriers, or both. There was no disposition to hope, however, that congressional action could come in time for the deadline at 12:01 a.m. local time Thursday. Even the bare chance was cut off by the House, which adjourned at 12:51 p.m. until noon Thursday. That idea was supported by Senate Republican Leader Ever- sett M. Dirksen of Illinois, who :old reporters no bill putting restrictions on either the railroads or the unions would go through quickly. Sen. John Stennis, D-Miss., told the Senate he was delighted, without reference to the merits of the dispute, that Goldberg would not be acting as arbiter. Still on the reccrd officially, however, was an indication from Kennedy that he might have something else coming up. He kept the negotiators on standby basis for further conferences. The President had indicated he would give the disputants word at noon on whether he wanted to alk to them again. But that time passed, .with no vord. W Principally at issue are plans :o eliminate some 40,000 firemen's iobs in freight and yard service, and trim off about 25.000 workers :he railroads contend they no onger need. The carriers agreed to the Kennedy proposal with the statement: 'We accept." Meeting Kennedy immediately went into huddle with Secretary of Labor iV. Willard Wirtz, Undersecretary James Reynolds and White House counsel Theodore Sorensen. While the operating unions rejected the proposal, they told Ken- ledy they "most seriously join you in seeking some alternative method of settlement that will preserve the principles of free collective bargaining." A management spokesman said t was reasonable to expect there would be a suggestion which might head off a strike. The chief spokesman for management, J.E. Wolfe, told reporters that Kennedy "expects to con- act us later today." It was he who said it was ica- sonable to believe some further step was in contemplation which might avoid the scheduled walkout. The stoppage is planned for 2:01 a.m. local time tonight, the ime at which management plans o put into effect work rules hanges that would cut off some 0,000 firemen's jobs and perhaps 3,000 more workers. A letter delivered to Kennedy iy the union leaders added: "We hope that you can suggest ome other method than the one irocedure we cannot accept n.s a natter of deepest principle, which vill act to prevent the railroads rom proceeding with their drus- ic changes in rules, wages and vorking conditions without agree- •nent." Considered The union loaders said they hid ;iven Kennedy's arbitration pro- sal "most careful attention and onsideration," and they "fully zi' the seriousness of the situ- tion." They said further Unit they ere being asked to agree to « rocedure which thuy believe ould pave the way lof Mure compulsory arbitration 'by etw- am or practice,

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