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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 1

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Inside t 4 PAGE B ...... MARKETS ...... PAOP 7 SOCIAL ....... PAOE 8 8t WltS ....... PAOE tl COMICS ....... PAGE 14 TELEVISION .... PAOE 1C CLASSIFIED ..... .PAOE 18 5GRAPH Serving tile Alton Coiitmimity for More Than 12? Years WARMER fUBSf&AY: 64, ttlgh 87, (Complete Wftdthef, P<tf« Established January 15, 1836, Vdl, OXXVtlt, Nd. 154 ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, JULY 15, 1963 18 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Musso Tax Plan Liked By Schools AWARD FOR COVRAGE By 8KHASTIAN P Telogrnph Staff Writer Earlier and more-frequent tnx payments from Ihe county treasurer will enable school districts to reduce their Interest payments on borrowed m o n e y, the Telegraph was told today. J. B. Johnson, superintendent of Alton schools, said the earlier payments wUI allow the school district to delay "for several months perhaps" the time at which they must Issue anticipation warrants. "We're very happy about this new system and think It's n good deal for the schools," he said. Johnson said the Alton school district reccjvcd its first payment oi $139,000 last week, "the earliest we've ever got so large a tax settlement." Can Delay Ilorrmvlng Thus the district, which usually borrows money in June or July, -may be able to hold off on borrowings until late full, ho said. This will mean a shorter period of interest payments before the warrants are paid off next spring, he said. However, the new payment system will not reduce tiie amount borrowed by the school district each year, Johnson said. T h I s amount remains fairly stable because tax payments are always a year behind operation, he said. The new tax settlement system announced in Edwardsville Friday will provide for monthly settlements from the county treasurer's office to all taxing agencies in the district requesting them. M. 0. Elliott, Alton city treasurer, said the new speeded-up system in the treasurer's office provides a daily balance of tax money available for distribution to the various taxing agencies, and this will help Alton know how much tax money is on hand when the money is needed. As far as monthly settlements, Elliott said, they would not include enough money to be of benefit to Alton. , 'Not Worth" It' ^" ' "We 'wouldn't get a substantial amount each month," he said, "and its not -worth 'it unless we do. 'As it is now, we can get the money whenever we want it, so we just wait until about $25,000 is accumulated before we ask for our money." The tax payments to Alton would have to be broken down here each time and distributed to the accounts of the 14 items in the corporate fund, Elliott said. If the city received only a ;few thousand dollars from the 'county, each month, he said, none of the funds would receive very much after it was divided 14 ways. . Elliott said the treasurer's office has been requested to make distributions to Alton when about $25,000 has-been accumulated. As an alternative, he said, the city can request a settlement whenever it needs money immediately, such as just prior to a pay period. The monthly payments would not be large enough to affect the tax anticipation needs of the city Elliott said. Favors Plun Clyde Donham, Wood River Township supervisor, said he favored the monthly payments to the township, and planned to discuss the program with County Treasur. er George Musso. "The last time I talked with Musso," Donham said, "I tqld him I favored monthly payments, but I guess there was some misunderstanding. I can't remember getting any letter from his office, but it might have been misplaced while we were moving. I'm sure the board of auditors is in favor of monthly payments too, and we'll see what can be done about getting them for Wood River Township/ 1 Comments froni the area officials came after it was revealed in Edwardsville Saturday that only 17 of the 98 taxing bodies in Madison County have indicated they are interested in receiving monthly settlements of tax money due them. Fourteen are school districts and three are municipalities. The first rnonthly payment was made to the 17 taxing agencies last week. The treasurer's office had asked all 98 taxing bodies if they were interested in monthly distributions BS opposed to past systems, where tax distribution lagged as long as 10 months after collections began. Of the 98, only 40 replied to the Inquiries from the treasurer's ci- lice, and 23 pf the 40 said they preferred the old system. Under the former system, taxing bod ies received partial payments A unspecified intervals, and then ft final settlement In March or April. The three municipalities which Indicated they prefer the monthly payments are Wood River, Bethalto and Alhambra, Newspaper editor and publisher W. Penn Jones, Midlothian, Texas., right, receives the Lovejoy plaque for 'his courage in presenting facts in his newspaper. Dr. Howard Long, Southern Illinois University, chairman of the Weekly Newspaper Editors Conference at Pere Marquettc Park this week, made the presentation Sunday evening at the Lodge. Brave Editor Wins Award Given Here Test Ban Talks Open On Note of Optimism Landolt Will Ask Mudge EDWARDSVILLE — Harold Landolt, Alhambra Township supervisor and chairman of the Madison County Board of Supervisors, has asked for a legal opinion on the procedure for rescinding the county zoning ordinance adopted earlier this year. LuntloH said he requested the ruling from Dick H. Mudge, state's attorney, after he learned about a move to repeal the ord- Muclgc said IIP would Heller Sees Jobs Key to Race Crisis A Texas weekly newspaper editor who was; the : /ylctim of a beating and ; an -attempt-tO;'buriv down his printing plant was awai'ded the Elijah Parish' Lovejoy Award Sunday for. courage in-journalism: - 'W.—Penn Jones Jr., editor of the'Midlothian Mirror, Midlothian, Stepfather Wounded Boy Not Charged CARROLLTON—Arthur Lee Matthews, 15, .held in Greene County jail since Saturday following the shotgun shooting of his stepfather, Pedro Villegas, was scheduled to be freed this afternoon. Villegas, 29, a patient at Boyd Memorial Hospital, is -expected to recover from an abdominal wound and no charges will be filed against Matthews, State's Attorney Robert Mehrhoff said this morning. Mehrhoff said Matthews had been held in jail "by mutual agreement" since the shooting. Mehrhoff conferred at length this morning with Hugh Strickland, Carrolllon attorney, retained by Matthews' mother. The shooting occurred early Saturday during a family argument at the large Wilcoxson ranch south of Eldred which is owned by Mrs. Villegas, the former Jane Wilcoxson. Electric Saiv Slashes Scalp 01 Tot Eeneath A two-year-old East Alton boy suffered a laceration of the scalp Sunday when he stood up under an electric saw. Goivin Schwarz, 2, son of Mr, and Mrs. Gail B, Schwarz, 915 Fifth St., East Alton, was treated Sunday afternoon at the Wood River Township Hospital and sent to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. His father said the youngster's condition was not critical. It was reported that the lot entered t h e kitchen u n o b s c r ved while his father was working with the saw and stood up underneath it. 2 AmericiiuB Hurt In Saigon Buttle SAIGON — Two Americans were injured and 63 Communist guerrillas killed In a daylong battle described as the worst ever fought near Saigon between government and Red forces. Military .sources placed government casualties at 26 killed, and 51 The were two Americans injured immediately identified,. Only sHtrnpy d<HBJls were reported on the b'altje, which occured Sat wrdap In Ming Anh Province, 20 miles southwest of Saigon, Military sources said the battle started when government troops in helicopters encountered u oi groundflre. Rockefeller Challenges Goldwater By JACK HELL WASHINGTON (AP)—Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller has challenged Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., to an all-out liberal vs. conservative fight for the 1964 Republican presidential nomination. In a policy statement tantamount to announcing his candidacy, the New York governor said Sunday the Goldwater strategy is to try to weld conservative, Southern and Western support while writing off Northern states. This, Rockefeller said, "would not only defeat the Republican party in 1964 but would destroy it altogether." Rockefeller said it was incredible that the Republicans would offer such an alternative to the "unprincipled opportunism that has captured the Democratic party." He added: "That alternative will never 'be found in a party of extremism, a party of sectionalism, a party of racism, a party that disclaims responsibility for most of (lie population before it even starts its campaign for their support." Goldwater, who was not named in the statement, made no immediate response. But associates said they interpreted Rockefeller's attack as u declaration of war Ihey were certain the senator would accept, even though he re mains' an unannounced belligerent. They added that if Goldwater is writing off the industrial North as Rockefeller charged, the New York governor is giving up on Republican chances to collect electoral voles in the South. Rockefeller's blast js regarded in Washington as the opening gun of a vigorous comeback campaign (or the nomination. In (he period between his reelection as governor lust year anc his remarriage, Rockefeller trice with some success to warm MI the conservatives to his ca^se by making wliat many of his listener* called "good Republican speech' es" in the Midwest, Tex., received the award at,,the bpening.-session'of'tbB^Interriation- al Conference of Weekly Newspaper Editors at Pere Marquette Park Lodge. It was presented by the journalism department of Southern Illinois University. Jones' troubles which led to the award began with the Midlothian Board of Education, which he discovered "was not all it should be," he explained. His interest in .civic affairs was sparked by the school board situation, he said, and he began attending all meetings of various official bodies in the town. He was, he added, ejected from all of them at one time or another. But the school board was his special target and when Jones found that one man had been a member for 31 years (he still is), Jones said he thought it was time for a change. No Luck in 17 Years However, in 17 years of trying Jones said he hasn't been able to get a man of his choice elected to the board. "But with this Lovejoy award," ne said, "I'm going to try another 17." The beating occurred last year, Jones said, when a member of the John Birch Society spoke at a high school assembly. Since Jones himself was not permitted to hear the speech, his son — who was a senior at the school — reported ivhat was said at the assembly. The remarks of the speaker so angered Jones, he said, that he asked a federal judge, Sarah Hughes, to speak in rebuttal. She •agreed, but when Jones asked the By STERLING F. GREEN and ADREN COOPER WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy's top economist warned today that the Negro drive for civil rights and job equality will be "frustrated and frustrating" unless the country provides millions of new jobs. Chairman Walter W. Heller of the President's Council of Economic Advisers said Negro unemployment—now double the white rate—will fall twice as fast as that of whites if a tax cut paves the way to full employment. By providing equal hiring opportunities; the nation can expand its output by $14.5 billion a year ; Heller told The Associated Press in an interview. The question-and-answer text: Qi Mr. chairman, would you say that the civil rights problem is in largei part an economic problem? A. Well, civil rights don't mear much without, economic rights— without the right, and above ail, the opportunity to get a self-iv spec) ing job. Q. In that connection, you said recently in effect that full employment means more to nonwhites than to any other major group. Why? A. The answer is very simple, and is found in the unemplopment rates today. For Negroes, unemployment is over 10 per cent. For whites it's about 5 per cent. When over-all unemployment falls, we hid from past experience that the •ate for Negroes falls twice as ast as the rate for whites. So t's crystal clear that the Negro las a huge stake in successful policies for full employment. inance. check the ordinance and statutes to provide a legal opinion for Landoldt. Landolt said ho had heard ru- nors recently of a move to knocl* out the county zoning ordinance nit first became aware through he press Saturday of an organ- zed effort to abolish the zoning measure by resolution at Wednes day's July board meeting. Landolt said he would ask the state's attorney for legal advice on rescinding procedure so tha ic would be informed on the chair man's duties in event the reportec resolution to scuttle the county's five-month-old zoning ordinance i> ntroduced Wednesday. Mudge said a perusal of the in clex of the zoning ordinance for unincorporated territory enactec Feb. 20 by the County Board o Supervisors gave no specific ret erence to methods for rescinding the measure. "I haven't had a chance yet t< study the entire ordinance, or th statute on which- it is based, ; Mudge commented at noon toda\ *. The Madison County Taxpayers Association had made an all-ot unsuccessful fight to defeat adoi lion of the county zoning ordin ance, which was adopted Feb. 2 | by a 27-19 vote of the countj board. Property owners in th area embraced by Southern Illi nois University's proposed 2,600 acre campus southwest of hero and other rural interests, had tak en active part in the campaigi to block adoption of zoning foi areas in the county outside incor porated cities and villages. school superintendent high school principal and the for equal time to answer the Birch Society speaker, he was refused. A fislfight started in the principal's office, Jones said, and he received a pummeling. Later, Jones said he uncovered the fact that' the Birch speaker had a police record, but school officials were "not impressed" when this was disclosed. When Jones confronted the Birchcr his office, another fight started, he said. $7,001) Ptuuugo It was Hie following Sunday, lie related, that a concrete block was tossed through the front door of his Office, followed by a firebomb made of u can of cleaning fluid The resulting fire caused $7,000 damage to the office, he said- Dr. Howard Long of the SIL journalism department presentee the award, a plaque, to Jones. Dr Long said Uml singe 1956, whei the first editor received t h e award, there has been no lack of candidates, that many courag ecus editors had spoken ou against what they {ell was wroiu, in their communities. He added that In each case the editor receiving the award hart, been Ironi sdjih oj the Mason Dlxon line, but the incidents fo \yhlcti * they were cited were no always racial in character. DATA AT THE DAM 8a.ni. temperature Yesterday's today 75°. high 85°, low 70° River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 4.6. Pool 23.4. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. None. OPEN TALKS Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, right, and U. S. Undersecretary of State W. Averell Harriman clasp hands in the conference, room in Moscow today where negotiations for a limited nuclear test ban opened. (NEA Wirephoto) Governor Calls Talks CAMBRIDGE, Md, MP) — Officials of this .racially scarred city of 12,200 meet with Gov. J. Millard Tawes in the state capital o Annapolis today to discuss their problems. An invitation from the governor to confer in his Annapolis office ,vas accepted immediately by Cambridge officials. The meeting was set for 3 p.m. Mayor Calvin W. Mowbray said ic expected about 20 persons to make the 60-mile trip to the capital. Semiparalyzed by racial strife :ind a resultant military clampdown, officials of the SouHiern-or- ented city had asked the governor to come here quickly for discussions of its problems. They said they wanted to talk to Tawes about the hardship; inj- posed by militia law, invoked after six white persons were wound- ed in a wave of violence lasi week. Mayor Calvin W Mowbray and other officials got off their wire to the governor with 400 National Juardsmen posted at trouble spots and business plummeting. The National Guard leaders, among othep things, decreed a p.m. off-the-streets curfew, a 7 j.m. closing hour for all commercial establishments, and a total Dan on sale of alcoholic drink Attitudes on both sides seemed to be hardening today. Ulnria Richardson, militant leader of the ntegrationists-, announced that there would be some "non-violent direct action" during the day. Under militia law, a modified form of martial law, all demonstrations are forbidden. On the other hand, a movement was under way to organize a citizens council of white persons to oppose the Negro drive. There PEACHES ARE RIPE Mrs, Donald Wallace of Graf ton exhibits basUot pf early ponchos amid baskets and containers of Rte, 100 roadside fruit and vegetable stand. Most'of local peach crop was nipped by late spring freezes, but a few orchard- ists have abbreviated crops. Moscow Welcome Is Warm MOSCOW (AP) — Jovial and apparently optimistic, Premier Khrushchev personally opened talks today on a limited nuclear test ban agreement with special envoys of President Kennedy and Prime Minister Harold Macmil- Ian. Sitting in a Kremlin conference room with U.S. Undersecretary of Stale W. Averell Harriman and Britain's Lord Hailsham, the Soviet leader quipped: "Shall we start off by signing the agreement right away?" Harriman shoved a pencil and pad across the table toward Khrushchev. Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko grinned to 'iis chief and said: "Sign it and leave .t to be filled in." To Lust 10 Days ' The conference is expected to last 10 days. Khrushchev's mood seemed t.) share the optimism of both the British and Americans about the success in agreeing on a prohibition which would bar nuclear test explosions in the air, in space and under water. The Western side saw no prospect of getting a complete ban to jover underground explosions also. Increasing the prospects for an igreement was the worsening iplit between the Soviet Unioi and Red China, Westerners here believed. News photographers were allowed to enter the conference room before the actual talks began to take pictures of the negotiators. 14 Representatives The conference began with nine were among considerable rumbling some segments of the vhjte poppulation that "this state s going too far on the side of the >Jegro." Clues Sought In New York Twin Killing ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP)-Police today sought a motive for the slaying of an attractive col lege coed and her date Sunday Blonde Shari K. Smoyer, 18 Ithaca College sophomore anc Jack King, 17, a recent higl school graduate, were found shot lying side by side on a lovers lane in suburban Pittsford. The bodies were face-down in front o King's car. Police found five empty car tridges and a .45-caliber bulle which apparently passed througl one of me bodies, hit the car and fell to the ground. U, S, Will Train German Pilots BONN, Germany (AP) — The Defense Ministry announced to day the United States has agreec to train 80 West German pilots every year to operate Starlight ers, mainstay of West Germany'.* atomic potential. These will be the first Germa) Starlighter pilots to be trained Ir the United States. West Ger many does not have atomic war heads. Under American law, thesf must bo kept in the custody Q U.S. officers. representatives on the U.S. and British side and five on the Soviet side. Both Western and Communist circles seemed optimistic about chances of agreeing on a ban of nuclear tests in the air, in space and under water. Such a pact could be readily po- iced because nuclear explosions under any of these conditions can je detected from great distances. It would also outlaw the 'ests which produce radioactive nuclear fallout. Khrushchev in a speech in East Berlin July 2 approved a Western proposal for an unpoliced partial t>an, Underground tests were exempted to avoid the thorny issue of on-site inspection. At the time Khrushchev ap proved a partial test ban, he revived the Soviet proposal for a non-aggression treaty between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Communist Warsaw Pact alliance. He said the test ban and the non-aggression pact should be signed simultaneously, but U.S. officials were not sure that he was making a non-aggresih/n treaty the price of a test ban. Western observers expected the opening round of the secret rhrec- power talks at (he Kremlin would clarify whether Khrushchev would insist on the two treaties as n package deal. Harriman and Hailsham made it clear on their arrival Sunday that they were not authorized to negotiate a non-aggression pact. Western opposition to the non- aggression pact stems partly from the fact that it would tend to seal the division of Germany and fores Western recognition of Communist East Germany. Khrushchev appeared to havo cleared the way for a test ban accord by administering a hiue blast lost weekend at his Chinese rivals for leadership in the Communist camp. A 35,000-word letter on the Soviet ideological dispute with Red China, published here Sund'iy, vigorously rejected Peking's militant stand and defended Khrushchev's peaceful coexistence Una. Lovell Says His Best Telescope •MOSCOW (AP) — Sir Bernard Lovell, director of Britain's giant radio telescope at Jodrell Bank, said today the Russians have no single tclcscopo Unit utin trwateh his, TODAY'S A line li u tax top doing •wrong, •'A tux la a (Jije /w doing Q,K. (0 i(W, C*n«r«ti

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