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Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 10, 1963
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PAGE SB* ALTOtt TELEGRAPH Wants Best Opponent Kerner Would Run am By ttON 13. CHAMBERLAIN Telegraph Correspondent SPRINGFIELD (Special)—Gov. Otto Kerner told a press conference last week he has no choice of a Republican opponent In 1964's gubernaooridl election. "1 want to run against their best man whoever he Is and 1 hope they nominate him to run against trie In the 1964 November election." He indicated he was not concerned about opposition to his Democratic renomination in next April's primary. The Governor appeared confi- dent before a group of about 20 correspondents in his first press conference in several months. He credited the 73rd General Assembly with "doing a dedicated nnd wonderful job" in considering his legislative program. And then as an afterthrought said the administration's legislative success was "fabulous." Aides said the Aseni- bly approved more than 90 per cent of his program. Top accomplishments which his office aides listed, was the creation of a new State Public Aid Department to replace the con- AT GIBSON Jewelry & GUI LOWEST PRICES ON: Keystone Movie Camera $39.50 3-Pe. Luggage Set $17.95 %-Carat Diamond Ring Set $139.50 (7 DIAMONDS) 17-Jewel Watches—Men's or Ladies' $19.75 Dominion Hair Dryer $17.95 2-Pc. Sold Wedding .Bands $14.95 and hundreds of other choice items! STOP IN FRIDAY OR SATURDAY Open an easy payment account or add to ''• your present Gibson Furniture Account H JEWELRY AND GIFT CENTER ACROSS FROM GIBSON FURNITURE 408 E. BROADWAY HO 5-4477 ALTON liworsial Illinois Publir Aid Commission. It will bp headed by Harold O. Swank, Springfield, at a salary of $27.500 a year (ho now gets $21,900 as an executive of the IPAC); and of the new Department of Children and Family Services, to be headed by Dr. Donald Brieland. The Governor criticised the domlnately Republican majority of the Illinois Senate for what he called their uso of a "callous caucus system which was a violation of the Democratic process of government." He said many Republicans told him they would vole for bills in his legislative program "unless there is a caucus." "And this system is a violation of Democratic process if they are going to come here and vote as one man," Kerner said. "Just because I suggest something or because the Democrats are for it, they (the Republicans! are against it. But I thought the administration did a fabulous job in the face of Republican majorities in t h e House and Senate." Ho Wants lie-election The conference came around to politics as a reporter asked Kerner if he wanted to be Governor again. He said, "Yes, I want to. I want it to get a new revenue article in the state constitution. I think then 1 could leace the office of governor after eight years and feel I really had done something." But he ruled out calling a special session to act on a revenue article. Asked whom he would like to have as a Republican opponent in next year's November election, Kerner answered: "I hope the Republicans pick their 'best man' for me to inn against in 1964. I have no other choice than that. I will run again but do not expect to havp primary opposition for renomination. I just want another term to Ri't a new revenue article." The Governor said IIP was hopeful that a ten-man commission IIP will select from nominations of ten each by Republican nnd Democratic state central committees will provide another reap- come into existence when t^h e legislature fails to pass a bill and the legislature, he said, did not fail. The chances that commission failure to agree on a house re- map might result in electing state senators at large as well as 177 house representatives were raised bv the Governor who said the lan- portiomnent of Illinois House g( u ,g e o f the state i.-onslilutiol 'indicates" that possibility but ho added, "I am hopeful the com mission will agree on a reappor- tionmenl plan." The Governor started his pres: conference by saying there will be no new or increased taxes as he pledged in statements during the Assembly session. He thet went on to credit this to the State Department of Revenue lor lightning up one collection of unpaid taxes and to the General Assembly for a big assist when it went along with proposals to "plug loopholes" in collections. He said final figures as to revenue are not complete but that he expects the "tightening up collection" and the "plugging of loopholes" by the legislature to bring in an additional $170 million in the 1963-65 biennium. Then as though he expected the next question to be about an Assembly-approved bill to increase the state cigarette tax from four to five cents, the Governor said: "I will veto the cigarette tax in crease. It is a good idea but ii would be a tax increase and hal of it would go into an earmarked fund. And I have said I am opposed to earmarked funds." Would Have Raised $26 Millon The cigarette tax increase which had Sen. Gordon Kerr (R Brookport) as its principal spon sor, would have raised an esti districts. HP based his hopes on the thought they will agiee on a remap "because many of the legislators want to be re-elected from Districts rather than run at- large." A General Assembly remap had been vetoed by Kerner the day before because of "inequalities" in population of various districts, placing especial emphasis on giving only one district to Lake County which has a population of 293,656 compared with the average ratio of 170,867 and of the smallest, which had 120,721. DuPage county with a population of 313,459 got two districts. The GOP, including State Chairman Victor Smith Robinson, newspaper publisher and House Speaker John Lewis, Marshall, were critical of the veto. Smith said a court appeal was under consideration on the ground that because the legislaure did not "fail" to remap, a veto was illegal. Lewis said if the courts do not reverse Kerner a special session will be necessary to prevent an election at-large. No Reapportionment Lewis who personally managed the fight to get reapportionment through the House said he does not consider the likelihood of any bi-partisan commission being able to reappoprtion the districts, and said the state constitution provided a commission may only Lucille Watson, 232.1 Mound <!t. Alton reported to Alton police Tuesday ftftet-noon the heft of a chrome horse, six nches high and seven inches ivide, from the hood of her auto us it was parked in the 2000 )lock of State Street. Alabama Man Held In Truck Theft An Alabama man is being held by Alton police for a federal marshal! on the charge of stealing a truck. John B. Quinn, 46, Rte. 3, Clanton, Ala. was arrested by Alton police Monday while driv- ng a 1963 pick-up truck reported stolen from Lloyd Zech of Berrien Springs, Mich. NOW OPEN 3 NITES A WEEK- WON, THURS. & FR1. GIANT ALL-STEEL SHED FOR i Mini WITH WfS ON ROLLER BEARINGS 72" HIGH 36 DEEP 72" LONG $1 J < fl BOB l« I) irti .. o = ..... I Extra Storage Space For... GARDEN TOOLS WHEEL BARROW GARDEN FURNITURE AUTO'TOOLS BARBEQUI GRILL BICYCLES PAINTS LAWN MOWER FERTILIZERS AND SEED i\\ -/; '<•«-. vsj %Zw$£fi V x < SVx^VVv, & BONDERIZED UNDERCOAT FINISHED WITH 2 COATS of ACRYLIC, ENAMEL FOR RUST-FREE WEAR! LOCK AND 2 KEYS PROTECT YOUR TOOLS Solid STEEL con - struction, with ribbed sides for extra strength and rigidity. FIRE PROOF ...sate tot paints at>d chemicals. Finished with TWO coats of Acrylic paint, bonderized to resist rust. East to assemble. No painting 'necessary. SUPER-SIZE STEEL SHED 95 Provides DOUBLE storage capacity! 72 inch« Hlzh, 72 Inphif Wirfi and a big 72 Inches deep, Theft Reported Mor o Club to Show At EdwartlsviHe MORO — The 4-H County Achievement bay for food, cloth- ng, and special projects will he held Thursday and Friday, July 1 nnd 12, nt Trinity Lutheran School in Edwardsville. Moderator MORO — At the recent Presby- erlrth Senior High Conference at Blackburn College, Carlinville, 3111 Blind was elected moderator for the entire conference, which was attended by approximately 100 young people. Others attending the conference from the lobal church were Gail Nave, Susie Stepson, Jim Gordon, Kenneth and Tom Bivens. FREE STORES1DE PARKING fcg^r ^P^ **^ HERR/ And (5OLTZ OPEN MOM., THURS. Cr FRI. UNTIL 9 P.M. 417 I, BROADWAY HO 5-5541 nuted $26 million per biennium. The bill would have divided the •evenue by placing half of it in a state treasury outdoor and recrea- ional fund for stale park expan sion with the other half in general 'evenue for general purposes. Among other things, the Gov- •rnor said he would not comment on what he plans to do about bills: 1) to raise state aid to common schools by $32 million, (2) to raise state ofitcers' salaries; and (3) .o raise annual pay of State Leg- slators from the present $6,000 a year to $9,000 (and another one .o $7,500) but declared he would support annual sessions, proposes n an adopted amendment to the state constitution. He said he would sign a bill to appropriate $750,000 to pay valid judgments in suits growing out o the March 19, 1958, Kaneland Un it Community School District No 302 school bus accident in whicl 18 school children were injured when the bus gasoline tank exploded. The money, the Govern or said, will come from the state road fund. Other bills on which he declin ed to declare his intentions in elude one to raise the minimurr salaries lor policemen and firemen in downstate cities of 5,000 or more population. As regards a new executive mansion proposal said he would take no action :hat any move in that direction must come from the Assembly then explained "I'm just passing :hrough." « Family Dinner MORO — A Burgess family din ned was held at the Moro-School Sunday. Approximately 60 were present. Relatives from a distance were Miss Etta Burgess of Haven, Kan., and Mr. nnd Mrs. Russell Dick of Mt. Hope, Kan. Mr. and Mrs. Dick returned to their home on Monday after visiting several days at the home of Mrs. Dick's brother and family Mr. and Mrs. Edwin DeWerff. Mrs. Dick is the former Miss Regina DeVVerit. Moro Notes MORO — The Rev. and Mrs. L. M. Marker of Vincent, 0., visited friends here and in Rosewood Heights area during the July ' holidays. Mr. and Mrs. George Hendricks former residents, now living at Charlotlsville, Va., are visiting relatives and friends in this vfcin ity. License Revocation Rescinded; Appealed The revocation of the driver 1 ! license of Robert H. French, Ed wardsville, was rescinded today according to Charles F. Carpen tier, secretary of state. The rescinsion following receip of information that the charge o driving while intoxicated has been appealed to the Madison County Court. For Tennis Players A meeting to organize a tennis club is set for 7:30 p.m. Thurs day at the Rock Spring Com munity Center, Janet McBrien has announced. She said prospective members will be welcomed. Peggy fighter Witt Be Sotoht WithMtmyBnnd Peggy Balster will be the vocal oloist Thursday and Sunday at he concerts of the Alton Munlci- >al Band. The concerts will be at 8 p.m. rath days, Thursday In Rivet-view Park and Sunday at Rock Spring Park. On the program Is the followig: a march, "Chimes of Ltber- iy," by Goldman; "West Side Story" by Bernstein; "Pnn Amer- can," by Herbert; "Broadway," a concert piece, by Paul; the con« :ert march, "La Donna," by Traver; "Studio Sounds," by Anderson; the march, "Zacatecas," by Cohina; a rhumba, "Mama Inez," by Gerenet; a march, "March of he Bersaglieri," by Eilenberg. Peggy Bnlsler will sing, "Almost Like Being in Love," by Loewe. Fall Breaks 2 Bones Of Housewife's Foot Mrs. Bertha Lee, 201 Kings- highway, East Alton, suffered two broken bones in her left foo Tuesday afternoon when she fel from a steplnclder while working at her home. Mrs. Lee, 65, was doing some work at her home when she tumbled from the ladder. Other injuries she suffered in .the accident were a black eye, a bruise on her left arm and an injury to hei ,aw. She was treated at Alton Me mortal Hospital. 'Snake in Crib' Not What It Sounded TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) A woman caller reported excit edly, "There's a snake in on baby crib!" Policeman Alex Henderson made a fast trip to the house to investigate. He reported the crib "wasn't in the house like I thought. It was in the' carport. And there wasn't a baby in it like I thought. There was a cat in it. The cat had killed a snake somewhere and carried it to the crib where it—the cat—sleeps." WEDNESDAY. JULY 10,1963 Three Tr eater! at Towns WOOD RtVER — Three youngsters wefe treated and released Tuesday from the Wood-tttver Township Hospital for Injuries incurred m mishaps. Alan Pruett, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vergil Pruett, 830 Oakdale Drive, East Alton, was brought o the hospital at 6:10 p.m. for jhservalion after the bicycle he was riding collided with the rear ender of a moving automobile. Eric Davenport, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Davenport, 112 Date, Hartford, was taken to .he hospital at 9:10 Tuesday morning for a head injury incur•ed when he fell In the street near his home. Brenda Sue Soden, 1, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Soden of 3207 Oakwood, Alton, Was treated at 5:35 p.m. for burns revived when she pulled a .pan of hot pudding off the stove. Lye-Like Substance Burns Man on Knees Oscar Higgenbothan, 37, of 338 St. Louis Ave., Wood River, was burned on bolli knees Tuesday morning when a chemical substance similar to lye splashed on him. Higgenbothan was at work when "the accident occurred a was cleaning a part In the boilliiR liquid when it splashed on him, the family member said. He was treated at Alton Memorial Hospital. Battery Stolen John Michael, 2212 Fern wood Place, Alton, reported to Alton police this morning the Iheft of a battery from his car while it was parked on Front Street near George Street. DISCOUNT! Special lot of lilies' Shoes, values to $6.00 —all heels, all sizes, but not In all stylos. Pair WESTERN SHOE STORES 804-08 E. Broadway Read Telegraph Want Ads Daily Open 10 A.ML to 9 P.M. CHILDREN'S WEAR EASTGATE PLAZA Girl's DRESSES Kate Greenaway — Cinderella and Joseph Love All Nationally Advertised — Large Selection! SIZES 3 TO 8—¥7.98 to $10.98 Values 3 50 Each 2 «o, 6 00 SIZES 10 to 14 & CHUBBY SIMBS »Vt to 14^—8.98 to 15.98 Values! $ M 50 Each 2 for 8 00 GROUP OF SLEEVELESS SUMMER DRESSES * 3 to 14 JL Sizes * 98 < 98 to COATS SLIPS Lightweight Rayon (Beige Only) 3 to 6x $100 1 Excellent Quality—Sizes 3 to 14 SI 25 tft An »* —i . tiAtA* T • $1.98 Values. NOW T Girl's Sizes 3 to 14. 85c Values $125 Spanky Pants N - 21 GIRL'S PANTS Cotton Knit Sizes 2 to 14 50* SPORTSWEAR Savings up to.... 50% SWIMWEAR «™:B? 25% to 50% Off BOY'S KNIT T-SHIRTS Nationally Adv. Brands Size; I to 7 Values 85 C Sizes I to 7 1,50 to 1,69 if 00 Values Size* I to 7 1,98 to 2,29 4 50 Value* 1 7 1 BOY'S SHORT SETS Excellent Quality— Nationally Advertised Brands $1.08 Values $3.98 Values $8.98 Values $4.98 Values KMT SHOUTS Sizes 1 to 7 .... $i '2.00 ,'2.75 .'3.50 ...75c BOY'S SUITS & GOATS 3.00 Sizes 2 to 7 $ $5.98 Values BOY'S PAJAMAS Sizes I to 8. Nationally Advertised 1,50 $2.25 Values $2,75 to $3 $ Values BOY'S SEERSUCKER SUN SUITS S.M.L.XI $1.98 Values While shopping for thett C«roMitl "Sel* »e our beautiful Cinderella, Kato Greenaway Fathioni for 0ack-To-School. Full Range of Size* I thru 14— Chubbbi Th to or use your Shopper't Charge

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