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MAhKETS . . . . ; IPAOE p^^^^.^,^.^.^^^.^^^^.^.,,^^,,^^-^,^._ Ji;t ..^. E qp iptr . V lldl 111 v 1 JDljJl/ljrJlAr Jl Serving the Alton Community for More Than 12? Years ' '; ;'^n' "• * "-i'.l WARM Low, 10, High 08 (Complete WeAther* Paf« 9) Established ^..-..BV^V;*^^ ..„.,:«.-.^^..^, ^-^. 15, 1836. , No, 155 ALTON, ILL., TUESDAY, JULY 16, 1963 16 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated 3Pfe«l, Simon to Ask Aid of MECCA Sen. Paul Simoh of Troy told tlie Telegraph today he will recommend that the Metro East Chamber of Commerce Assn. be consulted before an excutlve director Is hired by the newly-cre* ated Area Planning Commission. Simon said ho will not bo a member of the commission, but as a sponsor of the bill creating the commission he "hoped to have some small voice in its affairs." The Southwestern Illinois Metropolitan Area Planning Commission became a reality Monday when Gov, Otto Kerner signed the bill providing for creation of the group. Simon had suggested to MECCA officials last month that their assistance would be welcomed in the naming of an executive officer for the commission, MECCA offered Simon Monday its "wholehearted cooperation" in assisting with the selection of the agency's chief executive, Simon said today'no state legislators would be on the 25-mem- bcr commission which will plan development projects in Madison and St. Clalr counties. "But I certainly want to be available for any assistance 1 can give the commission when it is named," Simon said. Simon said it will "probably take four to six weeks" before all members of the commission are named and the group can begin operation. The bill provides for a $37,500 appropriation, and another $40,000 in federal funds are expected to be made available for the commission. The commission will provide planning information for the guidance of existing local authorities, according to provisions of the bill. The makeup of the commission will be as follows: Two members from eacli county to be appointed by the governor; two from each of the county boards of supervisors; one appointed by the Bi-State Development agency; one by the Southwest Regional Port District board; one by the East Side Levee and Sanitary District board; one by ' the Tri-Cily Regional Port district board; two mayors or village presidents from each county; the chairmen of the zoning and planning commissions of'both counties; botli county school superintendents; the president of SIU; a representative of the State Board of Economic Development; the district highway engineer, and both county highway superintendents. BRIDGE FLOOR CRVMKtES Increasing Hope for Test Ban Accord MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Undersecretary W. Averell Harriman and Lord Hailsham of Britain met with Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko today amid signs of increasing hope for agreement on a formula to outlaw all nuclear weapon tests except those underground. Before the negotiators sat down, Deputy Soviet Foreign Minister Valerian A. Zorln was asked by a Western newsman if he believed the talks were proceeding satisfactorily. "In my opinion, yes," Zorin replied. This is the second time in six months, however, that prospects have appeared bright for a breakthrough in the deadlock. Predictions of success were therefore restrained. Positions taken by the Western powers and the Soviet Union in the opening negotiating session Monday were cloaked in secrecy. If any stumbling blocks developed, they were not being discussed publicly. Optimism among Western diplomats stemmed* primarily from the warmth with which Premier Khrushchev welcomed the U.S. and British negotiators to the Kremlin and the obvious good mood in which the Westerners left 3'/j hours fater. A statement issued Monday A car moves, .out across the center line to straddle again. The roadbed has caused trouble almost from the chipped roadbed of the Clark Ifridge^ ^ ; bo closed'temporarily later this ^ Clark Bridge to Be Closed for Repairs •••/-• JL leans to Redistricting Ruling By Two-Thirds Vote . . . Zoning Can Die The Clark Bridge across t li e Mississippi River, with a history of roadbed troubles, will be closed temporarily later this summer for repairs again. Crumbling concrete on the bridge deck is scheduled to be replaced during two or three weeks, probably'some time in August. A new concrete deck, was laid on the bridge in the late summer and fall of 1959, the last time the bridge was closed. A ferry was operated at that time between the Illinois and Missouri shores, but no such operation is expected this time because of the short duration of the repair job. The bridge has had deterioration problems since shortly after the roadbed was put in four years ago. E. R. Ailes, assistant district engineer for the Illinois Division of Highways, told the Telegraph Monday that the repairs would be largely spot-replacements of Deficit $125,428 Bethalto Schools in Red night disclosed little more than Jhaf foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko would speak for the So- vleUUntpn In today's meeting, ; The"-assignment of Gromyko maintained.,Soviet participation on a high level, It also Indicated the meeting was getting down speed jjy to the problems Involved In working out any test ban agree- went- The conpunjque said; "questions related to the discontinuance of nuclear tests" had been discussed, It said some .other unspecified mailers o{ mutual interest also had been taken up. No man goes before Ms unless the boss leaves ' East St. Louis March Is Postponed EAST ST. LOUIS, 111. (AP) — Negroes have postponed a demonstration against alleged gob discrimination in city government until July 24. The demonstration was planned for Wednesday morning. A spokesman for the Citizens Civil Rights Committee said the postponement would give Mayor Alvin Fields a chance to study the problem. "We want to do what's right, but we are definitely going to continue our fight for employment," said Welbon Phillips, chairman of the committee. The East St. Louis City Council passed an anti-discrimination law for city employment last week. Phillips, said his group would not accept what he called token integration of city jobs. East ,§i{le Girl Prowiw GlLpRTSyjLLE, Ky, (AP)<-A 3<year-phj E|sl SI, Louis,' 111,, girl drowned Monday while swimming in {fentucky Lake near Ken- tujpky gam Village, Witnesses said Carol Marie Hal- viichg, daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. Robert Halyachs was swimming with her three'brothers when she was missed by her parents. Aj> other swimmer accidentally stum- eyej- hop Jjpdy jfl the The Bethalto Community School Unit 8, in financial trouble since its beginning in 1950, ended its fiscal year with a record $125, 428 in the red, it was announced Monday night at the board of ed ucation meeting. The deficit was $51,000 greater than in .the previous fiscal year. The unit began the recently ended fiscal year with a $1,074,OOC budget in its educational fund and took in .receipts of $890,890, but expended $1,016,328. Increased enrollment and grant' ing teachers a competitive salary has kept the district in the red every year since 1950, even though federal funds were received during some of those years, the board was told. The board predicted Ihe deficit will tend to increase from year to year unless the district re-> ceives additional state aid or ad' dilional local taxes. A proposed increase in the tax rate was defeated in a public election March 30, and the board, has considered another election. A bill before Gov. Otto Kerner proposes additional aid to schools in. financial trouble. It the bill is signed into law, the Bethalto schools, second poorest in the state, will be able to offset the additional expenses which are anticipated for next' year, (he board has learned, Other funds used in the school system during the past year showed: At the end of the fiscal year there was $20,055 for construction purposes; J20.995 remained In the bond and interest fund, but will be paid on bonds and interest that will come due within the next few weeks; the building fund showed $2,274 Jejlt , over; portattlon fund showed a plus Reds Recess Moscow Peace Talks MOSCOW (AP) - Chinese and Soviet delegates took another recess today in their "peace talks" as Moscow and Peking accused eacli other of attempting to split the Communist world. Neither delegation showed up at the house in the Lenin Hills where they have been meeting, Each side, apparently was trying to force the other to break off the stalemated talks, The Chinese maintained silence over whether they would continue to meet with the Russians. The Soviet Foreign Office said, "We have no information," when asked if the Chinese planned to leave for home soon. Meanwhile, Peking for the first time publicly attacked Soviet economic and military aid to India during lost fall's Chinese-Indian border war. The Soviet press was flooded with attacks on the Chinese. Abandoning the polite phrasing which even a week ago characterized most Soviet comments on China, the Soviet Communist parly newspaper Pravda blasted 'the errpn.eous views and actions of the lexers o| jthe CopmmUt party 9* China which weaken the unity p ? r.the "wQrld Socialist cjmp and the 'J$$jpUwi8i;' Communist '" decking that had gone bad. Currently a number of wheel- jolting crevasses have appeared in the bridge decking, largely at the Alton end, where surface concrete has gradually crumbled and exposed the steel reinforcing underneath. At these points, said Ailes, it will be necessary to cut away the concrete and get down to the steel, then apply the adhesive and finally the resurfacing. The division, he said, has faced the alternative of doing the work while flagging one-way traffic across the bridge, or of closing all traffic off the span. The one-way traffic approach, he pointed out, would have, required up to nine weeks, possibly more, and it was the opinion of both Missouri and Illinois author- ties that' one way traffic conditions would be unsatisfactory. Closing the bridge would make possible completion of the job in two lo three weeks, Ailes added. To do this, however, the contractor will have to keep his crews working 24 hours a day. S u^m m e r heat helps the adhesive, This would dictate completing the work before cold fall weather sets in. The state division, said Ailes, is still drafting plans 'and specifications for the work, but he expected the job could begin, roughly, sometime in August. Decision on what work to undertake was made, he said, after thorough inspection by representatives of both Illinois Division of Highways and Missouri Highway Commission bridge officers. Ailes said the possibility of a complete resurfacing with blacktop had been considered, but this step would add too much load to the bridge structure. More than a year ago the Telegraph called state highway officials' attention to the fact that the concrete decking on the span was cracking and breaking out. Police Justice Gives Himself Fines WJSLLSVIJ^E, N.Y. (AP) - In the midst of a campaign to collect overdue parking tickets, Pulice Justice Philip Engelder found two bearing his name- The judge lined himself $2 for each ticket l&swjay. with the eon* went; "No By WILLIAM G. UYAN Telegraph Stuff Writer EDWARDSVILLE — If the threatened "sneak attack" on Madison County's ^ zoning ordinance materializes at Wednesday's board of supervisors' session, the move could either be temporarily forestalled or brought to a vole by a two-thirds vote for suspension of rules. That is the inference on procedure gleaned from a legal opinion by State's Attorney Dick H. Mudge, furnished lo County Board Chairman Harold Landolt t h i morning in response lo Ihe lal- ler's request. Referred to Committee Mudge's opinion, in substance, stated thai under normal procedure and rules of Ihe coun- ly board, all resolutions are to be referred to the proper committee for study and recommendation to (he board. Under a special provision in the rules, however, the commillee referral could be by-passed and a resolution could be brought on the floor immediately for action by a two-thirds vote of board members, Mudge explained. Any resolution so offered, under a two-thirds vote for suspension of rules, would require only a simple majority for adoption, he indicated. Chairman' Landolt had requested Mudge's legal opinion Monday on proper procedure to be followed in event a proposed resolution to abolish the county's five-monlh-old zoning ordinance is inlroduced at Wednesday's July meeting "of the board. Resolution Prepared Board members and other groups which conducted an unsuccessful campaign to defeat the zoning measure for unincorporated areas, enacted Feb. 20 by an eight-vote margin, have prepared a resolution to knock out the zoning ordinance and intend to submit it at tomorrow's meeting, the Telegraph has reported. The agenda for tomorrow's counly board meeting, prepared by County Clerk Eulalia Hotz, reported "it is rumored that a resolution will be presented to abolish county zoning ordinance." Landoll told the Telegraph at noon today he will be "goverened by the state's attorney's opinion" if the zoning-abolition resolution is introduced al tomorrow's board session. "I'm not a lawyer, and he (Mudge) is our legal adviser," Landoll said. Chairman Gilbert W. Killingcr of Collinsville, chairman of the counly board's zoning and subdi vision control commillee, to which the purported rescinding resolu- tion apparenlly would be referrec under Mudge's opinion, told t h c Telegraph Saturday he felt the zoning program "ought to be giv en a fair chance. . . before some one tries to scrap it." New Jersey Lost To Rockefeller? By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP)—Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller's formerly excellent chances of getting New Jersey's 40 votes at the 1964 GOP convention appear lo be dissolved in a trend toward an uninstructed delegation. While New Jersey Republicans traditionally go to the convention at least nominally uncommitted, until Rockefeller's remarriage to a divorced mother of four children it was expected they would swing to the New Yorker the iirst chance they got. Now whom they will support seems up in the air. The evident disengagement of New Jersey Republicans appears to be part of a pattern of collapsing strength in the Eastern industrial state complex Rockefeller had expected to form the foundation for his nomination bid. Seek to Hold Trend Rockefeller's weekend thundering at the Republican right was interpreted as aimed at hailing this trend and at re-establishing himself as the candidate of the heavy electoral vote states. In his blast, Rockefeller said the strategy of supporters of Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., is to try to win the presidency with Southern and Western electora votes while writing off the North —a strategy the New Yorker saic "would not only defeat the Republican party in 1964 but would de stroy it altogether." Monday night, at Massena, N.Y., Rockefeller said he was concerned that Goldwater might become the captive of "the extreme elements in his following." And,, he added, it "should be of Lhe greatest possible concern to Barry himself." Personal Friend "I have great respect for Bary's patriotism and dedication to political life, and he is a personal [riend of mine," Rockefeller said in a question-and-answer session following a speech to the New York State Society of Newspaper Editors. But, Rockefeller said the implications of what he called ex tremist forces in the Goldwa*e camp must be considered "in terms of the future of our party.' Goldwater, who was not men tioned by name in Rockefeller' weekend statement, denied Mon day in an interview that he eve advocated the strategy ascribec to him. And, the Arizonan said !ie regards Rockefeller's attack as "just his formal declaration o candidacy." Neither Rockefeller nor Gold water has said he is seeking the nomination. Republicans have "got to go after every available vote in the big cities and everywhere else,' Goldwater said. He added that hi wasn't giving up on the Negro vote although he thought it would be "very difficult" for the Repub licans to get it. Heavy Negro Vote The Negro vote is heavy in Ne^ Jersey but even Rockefeller strong stand on civil rights do? not appear to be offsetting th political damage done to hir there by his remarriage. Former Sen. H. Alexande Smith, the patriarch of the Ne\ Jersey Republican party, has crit icized Rockefeller sharply for hi remarriage. Sen. Clifford P. Case, R-N.J. who thought in March that Rock efeller was the only serious con tender for the nomination anc that he "would have no difficulty supporting him," has confinec limself recently to saying cau tiously that the governor has damaged himself politically. GOP national committeeman Bernard M. Shanley, who was saying months ago that Rockefel- er was certain to get New Jersey's support, has become silent PICKET CARRIED AWAY VA teen-age girl is car* rled away by three policemen at a Da* trait precinct station Monday night after a crowd of 300 persons engaged in a rock and bottle throwing demonstration against police, The pickets were protesting the fatal shooting by police last Friday of a youth fleeing from u stolen car, Five "persons were hospi- talised briefly, Four men and two juvenile girls were arrested, (AP Wire- photo) Court Finds In Favor Of Kerner SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — A it contesting Gov. Otto Kcrncr's right to veto a bill redislrlctlng he Illinois House was dismissed oday in Sangamon County Circuit Court. An attorney for Rep, Gale Wiliams, R-Murphysboro, who filed he suit, said the ruling will be appealed quickly to the Illinois Supreme Court. In throwing out the complaint, Circuit Judge Dewitt S. Crow disagreed with arguments of attorney Don Mitchell of Murphysboro hat Kerner's veto was invalid because the legislature has sole authority to rcapportion. Mitchell also argued the legislature had met a constitutional requirement in agreeing on redistricting by July 1. Judge Crow held no convincing proof was submitted that the governor doesn't have the authority .o veto a legislative enactment. Crow also refused to grant i temporary injunction restrain- ng Kerner from appointing a commission to remap House dis- ricts. The vetoed bill, drafted by Republicans, called for Chicago lo ;ive up two of its 23 districts to he 'Cook County suburban area. Southern Illinois would have lost one of its districts and DuPage, now a single county district, would have received two districts. 3 In Each District Each of the 59 House districts in the state elects three representatives. Atty. Gen. William G. Clarlc, who defended Kerner in the suit, said the governor's role in the legislative process gives him the right to veto or approve any bill. Clark said the Constitution pro- vices that every bill passed by the legislature must be presented to the governor for action. He said the legislature actually recognized this provision in sub- m i 11 i n g the reapportionment measure to Kerner for his action. Kerner vetoed the bill on the rounds it contained too many inequities in population of the proposed districts. The dispute centered on a provision in the 1954 constitutional amendment setting up the method for redistricting. The controversy involved a line vhich reads that if the legislature 'fails by the first day of July to redistrict the state into such dis- ricts, then the redistricting shall )e accomplished by a commis- on." The legislature completed pas*age of the bill June 27. Williams and Illinois Republi- ••an leaders contended the General Assembly's action was final and that Kerner had no function 0 perform in the remapping pro- edure. Mitchell, in appearing for Wiliams, said the reapportionment nactment was not a bill and' hould not have been submitted to •Jerner. Instead, he said, it should lave been filed with the secre- ary of state as a law. Defends Action Clark, however said the remap- iing measure was introduced and iassed as a bill and under the egislative rules, and was sent to Corner for his consideration, Clark noted that five previous eapportionnients, including the ast one in 1955, were approved y the legislature as bills and resented to the governor, who Igned them. Why all of a sudden does the overnor not have the power to ign or veto a bill?" Clark asked. In Kerner's opinion, redistrict- ng now will have to be taken ver by a special ID-member ommission. The commission would corn- rise five Democrats and five Republicans appointed by the overnor from lists of names sub- iltted by the tsvo parties' state entral committees. If seven of the 10 commission icmbers failed to agree on i'e< lapping within four months, ouse members would bo forced 1 run at-Jarge in the 1964 elec* on. Kerner also says (he 20 Senate eats to he filled next year would e decided on a statewide hauls ouse remapping Is not acaom- lished. PATA e AT THE BAM uvar «t«iiu b#li am atTa.m, .8. Peel 93-4, River vyio b#lew jp/fcljdiaium '*,* - " W| »'Pl« • ••-'

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