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PAtM TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGftAPtt I I • ••• — Cambridge Peace Is Fragile CLOVDY WITH SHOWERS showers and thunder- will dominate the eastern seaboard as Sister Estelle, Hospital Staff Nun, Dies in Sleep Great Lakes, Mississippi vauey, portions va»^» BA^H, .«. ;/:, I""' " : vl ; Pr t of central and southern Plains and little temperature changes are expect- "vcstern Gulf states. Warmer weather cd. (AP Wif photo Map) WealherForecast Alton and vicinity: Considerable loudiness and little temperature hange tonight with a chance o( . shower or thundershower. Shosv- irs ending Sunday forenoon and little cooler. Low tonight in up icr 60s. High Sunday in low to mid 80s. Dropout Program Slowed Sister Estelle, night supervisor and member of the staff of St. Joseph's Hospital since 1921, died in her sleep Friday afternoon at the hospital. She was 70. Earlier in the day she had visited two funeral homes where she had offered her sympathy to families of persons who died this week. In her 42 years at St. Joseph's, Busy Week For Panel on Railroads By JOHN KOEN1G JK. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Kennedy's blue ribbon rails panel has drawn up a busy work schedule for next week amid increasing signs that legislation is the only way to avert a nation' wide strike. The six-man committee, which spent Thursday and Friday getting' organized, gave no definite sign today that any of its individual members may step in as mediator in another try at ironing out the four-year-old dispute ovei new' work rules. The members were not selected for a mediation function, th chairman, Secretary of 'Labor \\ Willard Wirtz, has pointed ; out. The function is primarily fad finding to help the President dra\ up legislation to be recommende to Congress by July 22, Wirtz ha emphasized. A government official made i clear that with tKfe carriers am the five operating unions as ad amant as they are, there seem to be little hope for any settle ment other than through legisla fster 'Estelle was known for ier unfailing devotion to patients, nd after she became night super- isor she maintained her person- I touch with people in the hos Every night she visited every oom in the hospital to comfort IG patients. She often gave them eligious medals and holy pic- ures. In addition to her other press- ng duties Sister Estelle always 'as in, or near the room of a pa- ent in danger of death, offering rayers and comforting the fam- ies. Personal Touch When she was in charge of the perating room and the X-ray de- artment at the hospital she nanaged her time so that she ould visit the patients and main- ained a personal touch. Sister Estelle had suffered from a cardiac condition for some ime and her superior at the hos- had wanted to lighten her vork, but it was Sister Estelle's vish to continue with her full- ime duties. Sister Estelle was born at Grand Coteau, La., April 15, 1893 Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. John Smith.' She attended Sacred Heart Academy in Louisiana and received her nursing and X-ray training a St. Joseph's Hospital where shi had been since she made her pro fesslon and entered the Daugh ters of Charity of St. Vincent d Paul, at Marillac. She'was th oldest nun at -St. Joseph's i length of service. 3 Sisters Survive Two sisters, Mrs. Electa Rich ard and Mrs. Zeta Fox, Gram Coteau, survive her. Funeral services will be Mon day at 9:30 a.m. in St. Patrick' Church, followed by burial in St Patrick's Cemetery. The body will be in the recep tion lounge on the first floor o tion. Strike Truce The committee will pursue it task under the strike truce arranged by President Kennedy Wednesday. Under that agreement the carriers have postponed until July 29 putting into effect new work rules designed to eliminate gradually upwards of 60,000 jobs and the unions have said they will delay strike action until that date. The committee has taken a weekend break, leaving half-dozen Labor and Commerce Department specialists to iron out operational procedures. The panel will resume sessions Monday with representatives of the carriers and the unions summoned for quizzing on any issue.* that may arise Tuesday, a similar session wul be held—first with all concerned taking part, then the committee the hospital where visitatioi hours will be after 7 p.m. today n.v ,ioii\ CAMBRIDGE. Md. (AP) — A fragile peace enforced by National- Guardsmen with fixed bayonets settled on this racially srnrrcd community today ns Negro leaders planned the next move in their integration campaign. Militia law — and -100 guards- nen backing it up - were re- m posed nfter six persons were voundcd Thursday night and enr- y Friday in the second major out- ireak of shootings here in a nonth. Gov. J. Millard Tawes. turning iside integrationist requests for a special session of the legislature to cope with racial problems, but acknowledging the inability of local police to keep the Cambridge powderkeg from exploding, ordered the guard back into towr after a four-day absence. It had been withdrawn last Mon day after a 25-day stay resulting (rom a series of shootings anc store burnings. There was no violence Friday night as the guard clamped on series of restrictions just short i martial law, which is forbiddci by the state constitution. Business Close Businesses closed at 7 p.m. By 10 p.m. — an hour after the guard-imposed curfew — streets Were deserted. Liquor, beer and wine sales Taxin Old System of Payin meeting with each side separately. .... . Asst. Secretary of Labor James ]ow J. Reynolds said that Wednesday the committee will begin preparing its report to the President: Reynolds said it is hoped that the job will be finished by Friday, three days in advance of Kennedy's deadline for the fact-finding job. __ ..__ The administration has avoided Burglaries, giving any hint of what Kennedy's recommendations will be, but some sources have indicated the remedy will involve some form of arbitration. If it is arbitration the onus for eliminating rail jobs thus would be taken off union leaders, who , could place the responsibility on 1 Congress. The unions have said repeatedly they oppose any form of compulsory arbitration, George Meany, AFL'CIO president and a member of the committee, Who earlier had made certain with Wirtz that individual members would be permitted to mediate on their own should the opportunity arise, had nothing to say on the issue Friday. Stuart Saunders, board chairman of the Norfolk & Western Railway, said he would have nothing to say at this time on whether h,e would attempt any settlement on his own, . Joseph Block, hoard chairman ol Inland Steel Co, ol Chicago; The Rosary will be recited Sun day at 7:30 p.m. Brothers Quizzed in State Burglaries DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Two brothers nabbed for burglary in Ohio are to be questioned also about recent burglaries in Danville and Champaign, 111. The brothers, Joseph C. Murray, 48, of Hamilton, Ohio, anc Lemuel W. Murray, 47, of rural Danville, 111., were arrested and charged with burglary in Dayton Friday. Police Chief Lawrence Caylor said the Murrays were arrested after a patrolman saw them act- The Alton-Wood River area program attacking the school dropout problem, which got underway last May. has bogged down because of summertime apathy — but plans are to aunch it anew in September. William T. Holder of the Roxana schools, who has taken charge of the program, said the ,dea is "good" but the start of the program was not timely. The tutoring program, which s part of the Governor's Committee on Literarcy and Learn- ng- got off to an enthusiastic start, Holder said, but the summer doldrums set in and interest las flagged. Under the program, volunteer tutors from Southern Illinois University were to meet weekly with a total of 17 persons to improve their reading and mathematical skills. One tutor said he was teaching two pupils, but that, "one ran away with a carnival and the other, .got-a job.". He added that about four of the 12 tutors are still teaching, but that the program had "slowed down to almost nothing." This was because the pupils were just not interested in the program in the summer, he said adding that he thought it was a "mistake' 'to start the tutoring during the vacation season. He said a bigger campaign on the problem was planned foi the fall. Holder said he was confident that interest would pick up again by mid-August. He expected to call a meeting and organize I he program again in earnest by the opening of the regular sessions of school in September. Holder said he had offers were suspended in the city and surrounding Dorchester County. Main approaches to the town ere sealed off. Only persons with EDWARDSVILLE - Only 17 of Madison Comity's approximately 08 taxing districts have welcomed County Treasurer George Musso's nnovation for monthly distrlbu- ion of taxes collected by his of- lice. The disclosure was made Frl day afternoon when the initial monthly "partial settlement" with the 17 "interested" taxiiig bodies — all of them school districts with exception of three municipalities — went Into the mail from Musso's office on 1962 taxes collected there after township collections had ceased. Mrs. Edna Bell of Wood River, chief deputy in Miisso's office, told I lie Telegraph that replies had been received from only 40 of the 98 county taxing districts which were requested by letters sent April 26 to indicate if they preferred monthly distribution of their taxes collected by the treasurer's office. Like Old System Of the 40 districts which sen replies to the inquiry letter. 23 indicated they preferred to contin ue the former system in effec for years of receiving partial set tlements from the treasurer's of lice when funds were needed anc a final settlement annually abou March, Mrs. Bell explained. The major portion of taxes ex tended annually.ranging up to 92 and 95 per cent, are paid to local township tax collectors and from retired teachers to help in the tutoring and expected ti utilize some Monticello girls am high school students, in additioi to the SIU students who hav volunteered. "I think we can get this pro gram off the ground so it can b successful," Holder said. "I we can get just one dropout t take an interest, it's a beginning Ve're not interested so much i umbers but in intensity." ing suspiciously and noted that the rear of their car was riding The policeman found in the trunk of the car a safe that was stolen earlier in the week from the Highway Equipment Co. in Dayton. It contained $320 and had not been opened. Caylor said the Murrays will be questioned about the Illinois Thieves Get Articles From Two Autos Two reports of thefts from autos were received by Alton pol ice Friday. Clarence Kanturek, 3848 Hon St., reported the theft of front and rear floor mats from his car park ed in front of his home. Polly Slocumb, 326 E. 12th St reported the theft of a tachomete [rom her car parked at the sid of her home. She said the thef apparently occurred sometim Thursday night. ______ •gent business were allowed to nter. Automobiles were subjected to for firearms at check- WHERE TO START? Woman Charged with Careless Driving EAST ALTON — Mildred Wor- ey, 508 Main St., Alton, was barged with careless, driving Frilay at 2:30 p.m. after her car collided with the rear end of an utomobile on St. Louis Avenue. The other car was driven by Vicki Schwartz, 716 Purvis, Wood River. Both cars were traveling vest on East St. Louis Avenue in i line of traffic that had been held .ip by a train, police reported. The collision occurred at the Broadway interection when the traffic stopped. Vandals Set Afire Straw on SIU Tract Vandals set fire to straw cover ing the athletic field at SIU's Al ton campus Friday evening, .ac cording to police. A night supervisor at SIU said the two youths also attempted to enter the Science building and were throwing firecrackers. earch oints. The ban on demonstrations ap- lied to whites as well as Negroes. In a test of the ban Friday ight, peace-keepers prevailed. About 250 Negroes and some •hite sympathizers began a larch on the courthouse. Bedes their months-long protest jainst segregated schools and ublic accommodations, they had new grievance—the refusal of ie state court of appeals a few ours earlier to release two 15- ear-old demonstrators sentenced reformatories as juvenile de- nquents. Daily Routine Such marches had become a ally • routine. before the June vio- ence and had been resumed last VIonday. Tension had mounted ince then. White crowds gather- ng to watch the demonstrators .• heckle them had grown larger daily. About 1,000 were there be- ore Thursday night's outbreak. Friday night, before the march- jrs had covered one of the seven blocks along the parade route rom their church meeting place n the Negro section to the court- iou.se, they were halted dramatically by Brig. Gen. George M. Gelton, 'commander of the guard mils. . : Unarmed and leaving a detachment of his men behind, he slowly walked up the middle of he street toward the marchers a block and a half away. As he met the column of demonstrators, he held up both hands. The National Guard was brought here to protect all the people," he said. "H you violate the prohibition against demonstrations, you are demonstrating against the orders of the governor of the state." Dropping to sitting positions in the middle of the street, the in- legrationisls turned to song — "Black and Whites Together" and "We are Soldiers in the Army." Led by the Rev. Charles Bourne, they also prayed. Return to Church the remaining payments are received at the county treasurer's office after township collectors turn in their records. The three municipalities which expressed a desire in their re plies to the inquiry letter to receive monthly settlements from the county treasurer on taxes his office collected were Wood River, Bethalto and Alhambra. No reply was received from the City of Alton. Friday's initial settlement by Musso's office with the 17 taxing) A foreign-made .22 pistol was Pistol Among Items Stolen At Tire Shop districts indicating preference for monthly installment payments on current tax collections amounted to $323,900. Mailed Friday included in loot taken in an overnight burglary at Earl's Tire Shop at 3005 Belle St. Police were called to investigate after the break-in was dis- The payments were placed in covered by the shop owner , Earl the mail late Friday. Bopp) when he Qpened the place School district's receiving their first monthly settlement payment of taxes collected by Musso's office included: Alton Community Dist. 11, $139,400; Edwardsville Comnumi-l ty Unit Dist. 7, '$98,500; East Alton Elementary Dist. '13, $10,600; East Alton-Wood River Community High School Dist. 14, $11,000; Bethalto Community Unit Dist. 8, $14,000; Wood River Elementary Dist. 15, $5,700; Livingston Consolidated Dist. '4, $1,400, and Roxana Community Unit Dist. 1, $13,600. The Village of Bethalto received $1,200 from the first montly installment payment series and the City of Wood River, $4,600. Similar monthly distributions will continue' to the taxing districts requesting them, it was stated at the treasurer's office. Payments are being made svhere tax collections received at the time of distribution amount to at least $1,000. School districts have indicated they Only Two Seeking Police Cadet Jobs Clerk Out On Bond EDVVARDSVtLLE - Ronald K. Rodgers, former Wood River Town Clerk charged with theft nd larceny,' surrendered him- elf at County Jail this morning nd was released on bond. Rodgers, charged on cbny ilaint of State's Attorney Dick 1 Mudge in connection with al- eged shortages in Wood Rivet Township funds, surrendered limself about 11:15 a.m, Me was token before Ed- vardsvllle Justice of the Peace Sari Vuagniaux, where tie pleaded Innocent to both charges. Waiving preliminary hearing, Rodgers was bound over for Grand Jury 'action. He provided 52,500 bond set on each of the Lwo charges; and was released. Vuagniaux .said the property bond in both cases wns furnished by Howard Shellon of East Alton. Old Building Reduced Lo One Story An old-time W. Broadway business building believed more than a century old has been given a new lease on usefulness by reduction from 3-story to 1-story height. The ancient struct tire is thought to have been erected in the early days of Alton when the 300-block of W. Broadway, then Short Street, was a center oi' commercial activity with banks as well ns wholesale and retailing establishments. The building, owned by the Wittels estate, is on the north side of W. Broadway, a short distance west of State, and is used as a storage warehouse by Sherwin- Williams Paint Co, About eight years .ago it was the scene of a rooming house Police were informed that, besides the pistol, a camera;' two rings, and two watches were miss ing from a'storage room cabinet. Also taken were a pair of hubcaps. Investigation revealed that entrance had been made by forcing a rear window which the intruder had been able to reach by mounting the roof of a shed. Also reported to police in the afternoon today was a purse theft. Edward Charles Wult of 308 Edwardsville Road, Wood River, re- Opportunity for appointment as police cadet at a salary of $285 ,o $300 a month has again failed .o arouse much interest on the part of Alton young men in the eligible 18-19 age group. Only two have made application to take a written examination set by the civil service commission for next Tuesday afternoon. Both the applicants are high school graduates of last June. Time for filing to take the;eligibility exam- Cottage Hills Tavern Named In Dram Suit EDWARDSVILLE — Operators of the Hi-Hat Tavern at 109 W McArthur, Cottage Hills, and own ers of the premises have been named defendants in a $4,000 dramshop suit filed Friday in Chant Court as the result of a two car collision last July 14 on Rte prefer when distribution accumulated payments sums of lated thai while his wife \vas|i4Q about a quarter mile east of shopping in a dime store in down- (the Stanley Road intersection town Alton Tier purse disappeared from a counter on which she had momentarily left it unwatched. He said the brown leather purse, nation expired Friday afternoon The job of cadet in Alton police department is a civilian post, dut- es of which are mainly that of t communications clerk. It affords .raining in police work for young men planning a police career af- er reaching age of 21. One position as police cadet is now vacant at this time and waiting to be filled. Three examinations have been set by*, the civil service com sion for promotions within the police department, all to be held during a 3-week period. Next Tuesday an examination will be held for department members eligible for advancement to the position of an assistant, fire chief. The. following Tuesday, July 23, an examination will be conducted for promotion to rank of fire captain, and, on the last Tuesday of the month, July 30, ah examination will be held for promotion to rating of engineer. The several examinations set by the civil service commission will all be conducted in City Hall. [ire, causing four fatalities, which damaged the upper stories and which have since remained unused. Removal of the upper stories and reroofing of the building has been carried out by Contractor J. C. Wohnlich. He said today that the work is complete except for a few finishing details to the masonry, requiring only a few days work. ' • •A city permit for the removal of the upper- floors was' issited by the city building department about seven months ago, but the project was deferred to avoid wintertime weather conditions, it was said. Abbott Wittels said today he thought the building .had no particular historic interest other than in reference to the early day commercial picture of which it was a part. Gelson removed his shiny-vis- ored cap until the end of the Car Drifted as He Lit a Cigarette, Driver Explains 1 live of loe ... r ife"Sa»-sirj£r«,, A man who said his car drifted across the center line while he was attempting to light a cig- a ette wa slnvolved in a two-car accjdent in the 3200 block of Belle Street at 9:25 a.m. today. Gray, 46, of 1227 Diamond St., collided with a ear driven by Charles Hellrung Jr., of 820 prayer. He then requested that the marchers return to the church, They turned and headed back up he street. A few hours earlier, while most of his men were still on the city's outskirts, Gelston intercepted about 40 demonstrators headed for a segregated drug store Gelston told the demonstrators to disperse. When they challenged his authority, he sent an aide to armory headquarters for a copy of his orders from the governor. They were brought after a brief wait, during which the domon- strators sat on the sidewalk and sang "We Shall Overcome." Gelston read the orders and, al the request of a demonstrator read the milita law, explaining i would remain in effect "until my governor orders it lifted." South Roxana Youth Injured in Crash WOOD RIVER — Larry Dutton, 16, 104 Park Ave., Souti Roxana, was admitted to the Wood River Township Hospital at 10:30 a.m. Friday for treat ment of injuries received, in an auto accident on old Ed\varcls ville Road. Dutton's condition was report taxes collected amount to al least $5,000, Mrs. Bell reported. Equipment Helps Tho monthly distribution payments are being expedited by mechanized equipment purchas- ,d by Musso undei authoriza- ion' from the county board, rom fee earnings of the treasurer's office. The bookkeeping machine installed in the office vas credited by Mrs. Bell with •educing by one-half the work of the office auditing department in preparing for the precedent-setting initial monthly distribution of tax collections, Cost of the machine was $5,593.60. The office has been unable to find a "cashier" machine to nandle tax payments suiting the needs and a $2,200 machine, used on a trial basis, has been returned to the manufacturer, Mrs. Bell reported. Receipt of tax payments at the treasurer's office, and crediting of payments, has actually proved more satisfactory undei the old manual system than in use of the "cashier" machine given a tryout, it was reported at the treasurer's office. about 12 by 8 inches, contained a small sum of money, exact amount unknown. Negro Proves Charge Against Daley False fee 7th St. Hellrung said he saw the Gray vehicle cross into his lane and swerved to avoid a head-on collision, but was struck by the other car, according to police. ed as "Good" today. He suf fered abrasions of the foreheac and a laceration of the left leg Details of the accident svere unavailable. SAVE ONE DOLLAR Children's Topered Toe CANVAS ARCH-TIES t Sponge Innersoles t 12.3 t Hue f Guaranteed $ 4 00 t Reg. $2.00 * pair Canvas tuul Ties Alsu Reduced. WESTERN SHOE STORES aQ4*Q( CHICAGO (AP) Hecklers' charges that there are no Negroes in Mayor Richard Daley 1 ! vard have been described as 'phony" by a Negro who has ived there for 33 years. .Neuberger Edwards, Negro en ;ineer and Democratic preclnci captain, said in an open lettei Friday, that his family movet nto the llth Ward 33 years ago andi'that 'there were three,or foui Negro farhilles living there then. At ';'& Fourth of July rally'In Grant,'Park, during the conven, tion of the National Associatlot for the, Advancement of Colorec People, hecklers drove the may or'from the speaking platform Some asked why no Negroes live in the mayor's niehgorhood, the llth Ward. In his letter, Edwards said he 'became the first Negro precinc captain of the ward in Novernbe 1937—26 years ago. WHEN YOU NEED ROAD SERVICE Insist On Union Service CALL HO 2-8623 HAPIR'S 24-HOtUR TOVt/lttG SEHVICi 001 i't-'url St. Alton, 111. The suit was filed by Albert anni, address unlisted in the omplaint, against Madge Holbeck nd Irene Roberts as operators of i-Hat Tavern, and Adele E. uinlan and Elinore Kennedy, as wners of the premises on which ie tavern is located. Danni alleged that Charles.B. 'right, address not disclosed in 10 complaint, had been drinking t the Hi-Hat Tavern before his 'est-bound automobile collided 'ith the plaintiff's oncoming ma- hine near the Stanley Road inler- ection on Rte. 140. Danni askec 3,000 for his injuries and $1,000 or damage to his automobile, Beckwith Defense Fund Growing GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Thp defense fund for Byron de la Beckwith, accused of the murder of integration leader Medgar Evers, is growing, the fund's attorney said Friday night. Attorney Hite McLean Sr. said "donations are coming in from all over the country. They are mostly small in the $10 and $25 class." He refused to estimate the amount of money donated. The Short Street area (now part of Broadway) gained early commercial importance because of its proximity to the river and steamboat "shipping facilities. Fellowsiiip'Supper At Brighton Gliureh Various sub- organizations BRIGHTON — sidiary church met Wednesday night after an all-church fellowship supper at First Southern Baptist Church. Alta^ Phillips, Helen Bates and Jenny Hanold were named members of a nominating committee by the. women's missionary union. Altu Phillips, Ann Cox, Lucille Carr, Charlotte Unverzagt and.June Lewis presented the program on "Leadership. Training." First Presbyterian Job To Enter Second Phase Tbe'last communion services be-1 ore builders .take pver will' be Conducted in the First ,'Presbyter- an', C lurch's sanctuary Sunday morning.:' - : : : ; Monday, . tliei s contractors will Begin tearing out equipment and tjje present' flgo^P a second phase of the 4 'major- v aU'eration prop-am, The first flhase, wrecking of the parish house next to: the church, was begun* this week. The parish -house will be replaced 'With'a chapel building that will also include-social and rec- reation'facilities. The new sanctuary will face north instead of west, and will extend into the adjoining religious education room. Two servicies will be conducted, as usual, 8:30 and'10:45. The congregation then will move downstairs into the reception room and nursery on the first floor of the -. new education building, until ,the sanctuary is ready for use again. No RJembejr»hln Fee FINANCING FURNITURE and APPLIANCE INVESTIGATE Millers' Mutual AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE More Protection a< a tower Cos! Davenport QHIco HO 6-8051 Alter 6 p.m. MILLERS' MUTUAL I4R14- * . HOMI lUiWilU ' 1 t- v>

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