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tiisltfet SHOWERS SPORTS . ; . i . . . PAGE II TELBVlStON . . . . PAGE 14 CLASSIFIED ..... PAGE 14 Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years Low 65, High 88 (Complete Weathef, j?*f« *) Established Jahimry 15, 1836. VoL C^XVllt, No, 152 ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, JULY 12,1963 18 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Could Settle •\. 'Square- Suit EDWAKDSVILLE —Developers of the Washington Square Shopping Center on > WashingtonAvenue In Upper Alton have submitted n refinancing proposal which,'.If accepted by opposing factions, may end litigation over financial affair's'of the Corpora lion. '' ' • • Circuit Judge James 0. M o n- roo Jr., htid continued tiiilll today a hearing In suits Involving diver slflcd Development Corp., following testimony of five witnesses and a pre-trial conference June 21, Rail Job Committee At Work WASHINGTON (AP) - President Kennedy's new study com mittee buckled down to its assigned chore of fact-finding in the railroad labo rdispute. today with no sign that a chance for*media, lion had opened:' up. As the session got under way 5n the office .of Secretary of Labor W. Wlllard Wirtz, the committee chairman, Stuart Saunders,;a committee member and president of the Norfolk & Western Railway& told a newsman he had no plans at this time to serve in a mediation, capacity. Another member, George Meany, AFL-CIO president, who brought the matter up at Thursday's opening committee meeting, said today he had nothing further to say on the possibility. The committee plans to sift the facts in the four-year-old dispute over new railroad work rules and have a report ready for the President by July 20. This would be two days before the deadline set by Kennedy for the report and for submission of his own legislative settlement recommendations to Congress. The truce in the threatened nationwide railroad strike ends July 29. Race Rioting Continuing In Savannah SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP)—Heavily armed police and state troopers patrolled this port city today after firing tear gas for the second night to disperse crowds of rock-throwing Negroes and block a mass march on the downtown area. Two Nqgro teen-agers were treated for gunshot wounds. Walter Williams, 18, released after treatment for a bullet wound in the left thigh, told 'police he was shot from a passing car before the mass demonstration began. Police broadcast an alert for a car carrying four white men. Gene Drew, 18, was admitted to Memorial Hospital with shotgun wound in the back shortly after the mass march began, but it was not d e t e r m l"n e d immediately whether ,the shooting had any racial overtones. Drew's condition was reported fair, No other major injuries were reported. The latest disorders came on the heels of new pleas from spokesmen for both races .for an end to violence. Dillon Urges World Bank Expansion WASHINGTON (AP)-The United States should approve an in crease in the Worjd Banks capitalization, so that more new countries can join the international development institution, §ec're- tary of the Treasury Douglas Oil- Jon said Thursday. Today's hearing, at, which Judge Monroe had Indicated he would pass on pending motions In the several suits affecting Diversified Development .<— 'presently In receivership — was Teset by the court until next Thursday upon information that, the firm has submitted a refinancing proposal to Security Trust Co. of St. Louis, which seeks to fordclose on an allegedly overdue '$800,000 loan made to Diversified.' t The receiyershlp suit against Diversified was brought In Alton City Court by a minority group of stockholders and Judge Monroe is presiding In that case, as acting city court judge, as well as in his official capacity in the mortgage foreclosure action 'here in Circuit Court: The receivership suit was filed against Me Diversified firm and its president, Hdrman W. Wilkening. The latter, it was indicated to the court today, have tendered a refinancing proposal 'to Securi ty Trust for consideration. In his order of June' 21, Judge Monroe had continued the receivership and mortgage foreclosure cases until today" unless the parties by agreement shall notify the court in writing that settlement or refinancing negotiations are under way to an extent which makes further hearing or pretrial conference time." unfruitful at that Kadar Still Talking to Khrushchev By GEORGE SYVERTSEN MOSCOW (AP)—The' eyes of the world are on the conference in Moscow between the Soviet and Chinese Communists. But Premier Khrushchev and Janos Kadar of Hungary are holding talks in the Kremlin simultaneously that could decide the fate of the fragile Communist experiment in relaxing "hard fist" rule. The Soviet news agency Tass said Khrushchev and Kadar Thursday discussed the "achievements of. Hungary's national economy and the moral and political unit of the Hungarian people." It said they "also spoke of plans for the further economic and cultural progress of the country." The Tass report hinted that the ideological dispute between the Soviet Union and Red China also figured in the talks. But the attention 1 of Western observers was drawn to the references to the moral and political unity and the cultural progress of Hungary. Kadar is believed to have come to Moscow to plead the case for his liberalization policies aimed at winning support from the" non- Communist majority of the Hungarian people. In the past year, Karad has: Kicked notorious Stalinists out ol top jobs in the party and government. Loosened the tight rein on Hungary's sullen Intellectuals and artists. Negotiated with 'the Vatican for „ thaw In relations with the Catholic Church and for the, release of Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty. Granted amnesty to about 10,000 Freedom Fighters of 1956 and political prisoners, DATA AT THE DAM River pttigp below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m, 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. 3.8. Pool 23.2, None. Was Driving Home • * Man Seeking Directions Robbed by-2 with Knife W. R, Mttthews, 711 Brown St., Alto^ was robbed of a keepsake watch, a charge plate and his wallet containing J5 Thursday night by two knife-wielding men, Venice police said today. The twj men loveed Mathews *° drive around the area lor about two hours, then put a knife to his throat and depmded his valu- gbles, -' " MaUvews was .returning lst«n « baseball • gft mg.' In St., JUmls' Isle Thursday, Qpcprdiog 10 HHU'ewJ, end got to# <*««' crossing one of Jfee bridges to fiftut «• J*UJB. He slopped to aok directions from the; twu^men'and they pulled a knife and got into his car. After the two-hour drive, - the men ordered Mathews to stop on a country' road near Venice, put the knife to his throat and forced him to give up his belongings, police said. After throwing the car keys on top of the car, the men lied en loot. . < .' Matliews, lost the watch, pr«- Bented by Alton Box Board Co, (w & yews oj service, the wallet coiitaJWng 55, hjs jJrtvMs U«?en|e and ptlit'r papers and the cJiarfc plato o| a department stortf PARKING, FREE Miss Becky Rice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rice, Brighton, one of the maids paying the parking fees of all downtown Alton shoppers today and Saturday. The girls are doing their best to intercept motorists before they can put money in the meters. It's a special treat from the merchants. Godfrey Personal •/ Property Growing Personal property assessments in Godfrey Townships for 1963 total $5,896,566 — an increase of $463,651 over last year figures released by Assessor Eldon Williams showed today. Williams and his staff who com-1 in valuation. Swine increased in pleted the 1963 Godfrey personal property assessment this week said that 2,775 individuals were assessed this year as compared with 2,584 jn 1962. _ . / ', Individually owned passenger cars, subject to assessment for taxes in Godfrey, increased by 268 this year and trucks rose by 47. The automobiles were assessed at $1,472,192 an increase of ?101,532 in valuation and the trucks were assessed at $150,870 an increase •. of $36,750. In addition to the motor vehicle items Williams had entered the following other assessments: Furniture and fixtures $1,065,520, an increase of $60,110; machinery $835,290, an increase of $51,275i merchandise $735,930, an increase of $9,670 and utilities $1,487,804, an increase of $214,444. • The number of cattle reported for assessment was- lower this year, said the assessor, while the number of swine was increased. Cattle numbering 443 were assessed at $27,280. This is a decrease of 55 in number and $5,160 number by 36 and a gain in valuation by $380. A total of $695 was reported by the 2,775 .individuals as; c^sh in the, bank com pared'withfonly 1 $105 in 1962. No "shares of 'bank stock wer.e reported this year, Williams said while $65,300 was listed in 1962. All other personal property amounted to $44,020, an increase of $1,470. Man, Hit by Truck, Severely Injured Jack Marshall, 57, of Cottage Hills suffered severe skull and spine injuries about noon today when he was struck by a truck at a construction site. An employe of Smith Construction Co., 3107 Mission Rd., Alton, he was standing near a large truck. Police said that Marshall jumped when a fellow employe shouted a warning. Marshall was admitted to Alton Memorial Hospital. 6 «"rri| * g TIT 7" 1 1 T Whites Wounded In Cambridge Race Riots Ecuadorian President Is Ousted By THE ASSOCIATE) I'KBSS QUITO, Ecuador (AP)—A military junta ruled Ecuador today after exiling President Carlos Arosemena. The junta said he "was frequently drunk, spotted the national honor and sumpathiz- ed with communism." (A Quito radio report heard in Colombia said five persons were killed and three wounded when army tank fired on a crowd stoning members of the junta as they entered the government palace to lake office.) A military spokesman said Arosemena, a known tippler, disgraced himself by getting drunk at a banquet Wednesday night in honor of the president of the Grace Lines, retired U.S. Adm. Wilfred McNeil. Guests at the reception said the president shouted abuse at U.S. Ambassador Maurice Bernbaum, vomited in front of the gathering and committed "even more,indecorous acts." Thursday morning the chiefs of the three armed branches met with the commander of the Quito garrison and decided to depose Arosemena. Eight tanks and truckloads of soldiers surrounded the presidential palace about 2 p.m. Avosemena refused io resign and named his brother Gustavo as defense minister in" an''effort to rally the armed forces against the uprising. Friends of the 44- year-old president who were in the besieged palace said he wa still drunk. The situation remained in douht for several hours until provincial commanders began to send messages of support for the rebel chiefs. fn the Pacific Ocean port of Guayaquil, 170 miles southwest of Quito, there were a few attempts to organize street demonstrations in favor of Arosemena, but all were broken up. Some machine- gun volleys were fired into the air. A military spokesman said Arosemena resigned after receiv ing guarantees for his personal safety and that of his family. The junta said elections would be held as soon as possible and that it had received messages o( support from all political parties and all units of the armed forces. 4M SANTA CLAVS! 9 MIAMI, Flu.—Albert S, Fullt, 71* year-old onetime' lobbyist for world peace, leaves Miami after receiving a susnenilecl City Court souttuiwi for pushing a policeman. -The officer told the ctiurt be picked Falfc up because of bis bizarre garb and appearance, because be looked like Santa Glaus. "I am Santa Glaus. I'm trying to give tilings to people," Falk said. He boarded a bus for MfnnesQJ»,—(Af l Wirepboto) GUARDSMEN SHOT CAMBRIDGE, Md. — State police standby alert to aid state police in con- aid an injured National Guardsman in- trolling a race riot if they were needed, to the armory here after he and two Six white persons were shot before po- other guardsmen were shot on their lice were able to control the town.— way home. The guard had been on (AP VVirephoto) Wood River Ex-Clerk Is Charged with Theft RONALD RODGERS Greek Queen, King Finish English Visit LONDON (AP)-King Paul and Queen Frederika of Greece left by plane for Athens today after a urbulent four-day state visit marked by violent demonstrations. There was no sign of demonstrators either at Buckingham i^alace or at London airport. Authorities took no chance on \ last-minute outbreak. A small army of British security agents and policemen blocked all en- .ranees to the airport where Paul and Frederika boarded a special reek airliner for Athens. Police also set up 300 yards of crash barriers near the departure area and parked automobiles across all possible entry points jetwoen buildings. Disturbances marking the royal isit continued Thursday night. Police clashed with demonstrators trying to march on Clariclgcs Hotel where the Greek couple gave a farewell banquet for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Fighting began when demonstrators tried to penetrate a line of bobbies blocking all approaches to the hotel. The demonstrators yelled "fascists" and chanted the Nazi cry "sieg hcil." The demonstrations were organized by the "Committee of 100," a ban-the-bomb group which demands liberation of nearly 1,000 prisoners hold since the 19-17-49 Communist uprising in Greece. Demonstrators claim these are policial prisoners. The Greek government says they were con victed of such crimes as murder and treason. TODAY'S CHUCKLE The man who's waiting for something to turn up might start with his shirt sleeves, 'i (© 1863. General Features Corp.)" EDWARDSVILLE — Ronald K. one of integrity to fill this pos 1 Rodgers, former Wood River Town Clerk, has been charged in warrants with thefl and larceny t\on." The resignation was accepte and Ihe Town Board named Ve dell Williams to serve the remain on complaint of Madison County |j n g two years of Rodgers' unej State's Attorney Dick H. Mudge, Issued by Eciwardsville Justice of the Peace Earl Vuagniaux the complaint charging theft al- eged that Rodgers, en Nov. 7, 1982, "knowingly obtained unauthorized control over the properly, to wit, $3,289.90 of Wood River Township." Rodgers has reportedly signed a statement in which he admitted 'borrowing" that sum from the :ownship's general assistance fund. An audit listed seven vouchers aggregating the sum, issued Detween June 1, 1961, and Nov. 7, 1962. The warrant charging larceny is based on the now superseded criminal code in effect in 1961. It alleged that Rodgers, on Jan. 29, 1961, "did unlawfully a n d fraudulently convert to his own use the sum of $3,568.60, being the personal property of Wood ittver Township. . ." No Checks Found The latter complaint, it w a s earned, is based on a portion of the audit completed recently covering other charges on bank statements for which no paid check or other supporting detail can be ocated. Mudge said his office was fur- lished a copy of the audit of township funds completed by the R. C. Scheffel firm. Copies of the ludit were supplied to the Wood fUver Township Board ol Auditors also. The May term Circuit Court Grand Jury is in recess, but is expected to be recalled into session early in September to consider criminal cases arising since Is initial report late in May. Because of 'Health' Rodgers resigned the post as Town Clerk last April 17, ascribing the move to the health of himself and his family and requesting the Town Board to appoint "sonic- pi red term. In an explanation of his ac tion, made to Ihe Telegraph, Roc gers said he had resigned a Town Clerk because "anothe man could work along with ih new administration a lot bette than I could." He added that he was tired o the "arguing and bickering" tha went on before the township elec tion and said the pressures of his office and the "continuous hassle" on the board of auditors was affecting his health. Soviet Talks With Chinese Still Recessed MOSCOW (APJ — Russian and Chinese Communist delegates tailed to meet again today for their truce talks as Western observers speculated that further discussion between the Communist giants was futile. The talks were recessed Thursday and also on Tuesday without explanation. Some informants said the delegates were looking for a face-saving way to end the talks. The Chinese delegates, headed by Tcng Hsiao-ping, drove from their Lenin Hills residence to the Chinese Embassy. Russian dele- gales did not show up at the conference hall cither. Western correspondents spotted Tcng strolling with other Chinese delegates at the rear of the embassy grounds. Embassy attaches said "this is out territory" and told the- correspondents to go away. Members Of Guard Returned B.V JOHN V/OOIJPIKLM CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP)—Four unclred National Guardsmen, un- er orders to carry fixed bayo- ets, sped toward this city today fter a night of racial terror de- cribed as akin to "warfare." Six white persons, including hree off-duty National Guardsmen, were wounded by roving sands of gunmen Thursday night md early today. Gunfire pierced the darkness so requently that State Police Maj. eorge E. Davidson exclaimed at one point: "Then, is shooting all over the city—almost on the scale of warfare." The troops, who had been pulled out of the eastern shore community only Monday after a 25-day slay to cope with 'previous vio- ence, were under orders to clamp down stricter controls than be- ore. These included a 9 p.m. curfew as against 10 p.m. previously); stores to close at 7 p.m.; no sale of liquor, beer or wine; no carry- ng of guns; all vehicles subject o stop and search. These restrictions were de- Bribed as "modified martial aw" during the National Guard's previous stay in Cambridge. The state constitution forbids martial Rule for Oil Seekers Would Keep Drill Rigs 1,000 Feet From Homes The chances of an oil gusher spattering crude all ovsr your new houes paint will be reduced under terms of a proposed change in Madison County zone regulations. Under existing terms of the county zoning ordinance for unincorporated areas, a farmer- neighbor can set up an oil drill, gouge the ground for a chance gas pocket or oven erect a tipple over a coal mine shaft, all an inch from your house, providing he keeps on his own side of the fence, The non-oil-drilling or non- mining furmer has no protection against the dirt and clank. However, a proposed change would continue to permit the clank, the drilling and the mining, but would make the owners of the drilling or mining equipment keep everything at least 1000 feet from your house. If It's their house, it would be different. They could put it in the basement if they feel like it, under terms of the proposed change. A hearing on the proposed change is set for 8:15 p.m. July atj in the supervisors' room at Madison County Courthouse, ICiJ- wurdsvjllu. " At Annapolis, Md., ; the state capital, Gov. 3. Millard Tawes, ivas plainly upset by the necessity to return the troops to the city, which is akin to many places in the Deep South so far as its racial customs are concerned. "I regret," the governor said, "that the mayor and city council and citizens of Cambridge cannot peacefully resolve the differences that exist there. "In order to protect the peace and quiet of the area, it is quite evident that means other than State Police will have to be employed." Cambridge is a focal point of Negroes to desegregate lunch rooms, hotels and other public accommodations, integrate t h e schools fully, and obtain better opportunities in employment and housing. Negro leaders served notice of another demonstration at 3 p.m. this afternoon. Tawes made the decision after conferring with the state adjutant general and the superintendent of State Police. Maj. Gen. Milton A. Reckord, the adjutant general, said "restrictions will be a little more severe" than during the guard's previous 25-day duty. He did not elaborate except to say demonstrations again will be banned. Acting under militia law, the guard also had banned the sale of alcoholic beverages and ordered all residents to remain in their homes after 10 p.m. The Maryland Constitution forbids martial law. Reckord said the 400 guardsmen would have bayonets attached to their rifles, but they would not be loaded with bullets. Three off-duty National Guardsmen svere among those shot in the gunfire which broke out after 25 white patrons of a segregated lunchroom grabbed and slugged six whites and Negroes attempting to stage a sit-in demonstration. State Police arrested 12 persons —10 Negroes and two whitees. Two Negroes and two whites, who were among those attempting tho sit-in, were charged with disorderly conduct. As the sit-in attempt was made, about 200 Negroes watching from across the street ran to the restaurant and police moved in and dispersed (he inob. In the evening, about 300 white and Negro IntegniUojilsta marched from the Negro section of town to the courthouse seven blocks away, while some 1,000 white hecklers jeered and throw raw eggs at the demonstrators, Police used dogs tu keep the whites from following the marchers back Into the Negro section. State Police fired some lettr gptt nt the white crowd «n4 fired more in the Nagrp. when milling crowds defied police ovdei-p to dl»per»e. Thi night waa.the town's UKftt violent since filial domon»tm« began Qbjut (wo year* » " T

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