Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 17, 1963 · Page 2
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 17, 1963
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PAtffi TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNBStJAtf , 1?, 1963 Scattered showers and thtuidorshow ers are due Wednesday night in parts of central Plains and eastern Great Lakes region, the Ohio and Tennessee valleys and parts of central and southern Atlantic states. It will be cooler in VARIABLE CLOUDINESS northern Plateau, northern and central Plains and wanner over most of the eastern half of the nation except for the extreme northern and southern tiers. (AP Wirephoto Map) Behind Iron Curtain? , \ To Investigate Vanished Wheat By NEIL G1LBR1DE WASHINGTON (AP) - Senat Republicans are pressing for a congressional investigation hit reports that 24 million bushels o U.S. grain vanished somewhere 01 the way to Austria. The 532 million worth of corn barley and sorghum "could have gone behind the Iron Curtain" in violation of U.S. barter agree ments, said Sen. John J. Williams R-Del., Tuesday in demanding a Senate investigation. Or, he said, the grain "may have been diverted and sold 1 in Western Germany for dollars," which would also be a violation. Barter deals are restricted to non - Communist countries that would not otherwise pay dollars for U.S. farm products. Lester P. Condon, Agriculture Department inspector general, said evidence uncovered so far does not indicate the grain .went behind the Iron Curtain but that some of it might have wound up in West Gel-many where it could hurt cash markets for U.S. grain Condon said the United States suffered no loss on the shipments intended for Austria -because it received the agreed upon minerals in the barter'.exchange. Williams said seven importers have? been arrested in Austria and that he does not see how the grain could have disappeared without some collusion with someone in this country, although no Americans have been implicated Williams said the Justice De partment should join the inves tigation. "This is really big stuff," said Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois in back' ing Williams' request to create a special Senate committee and give it $100,000 to look into UIP ca.' Dl»ksen said the grain was loaded on sliips in this country but apparently never got to Austria. Sen, Jack Miller, R-Iowa, said 'the silence has been deafening'' since he asked Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman last nonth about the djsappearairce and what was being done to-prevent such cases from recurring. Condon said the department is seeking to prevent any possible repetition by requiring American exporters to submit papers show- ng where bartered goods are un- oaded abroad. Contractor Charged in Bank Scandal CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban contractor has been seized by the 'BI and charged with complicity bank shortage Water Pipe Rams Truck At East Alton EAST ALTON — A city worker incurred a severe head injury Tuesday afternoon when he was knocked down by a pipe he was carrying whjch went through the right side of school truck's windshield on Whitelaw Avenue striking the driver in the jaw, police reported. City employe Raymond Clark Sr., 54, 133 Illinois Ave., Eas' Alton, was admitted to the Wooc River Township Hospital at 1:30 p.m. for a head injury. His condi tion was reported as fair today. The driver of the school truck Kenneth Gregory, 25, 427 White low, East Alton, reportedly wen to a doctor for his jaw injury. Although the accident was com plex and unusual, police said ap parently Clark was carrying a long length of water pipe to tli rear of a water truck when one o the pipe extended out into th roadway, piercing the windshiel of the school truck. n a $800,000 cheme. The contractor, Ernest W. Mulins Jr., 35, of Northbrook was charged Tuesday with cooperating with an Indiana bank cashier in he issurance of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of phony certificates of deposit. The certificates attest the holder has a specified amount of money deposited, and they may used as collateral in obtaininj loans from other banks. Glen B. Garrott, 43, cashier at the F a r m e r s State Bank oi Brookston, Ind., has been charged with issuing the false certificates Both are free on $5,000 bond, Garrott said he issued them to Mullins, with whom he reportedly was involved in a business deal The contractor reportedly used the certificates to obtain loans frorc several banks in the Chicago area The Farmers State Bank if liable for all loans made on the strength of the false certificates Garrott was described as ai acquaintance of 12 years of the contractor, but not an especiallj close friend. The two met whei Mullins' firm was hired to sand blast the hank in northwester! Indiana. The cashier is a brother of tin bank president, John F. Garrott Edwardsville C. of C. Hears of Road Plans EDWARDSVILLE — Members of the Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce board Tuesday evening heard a report from the community development committee on a meeting held Tuesday morning at French Village with William Krause, new state highway director for this area. Krause told representatives of the chamber, SJU and the city government of Edwardsville that the Lockner report, an engineering study of future road needs ot the district, had been held up because ol objections from various communities to route change proposals and the eventual lack of funds to continue th« atady. He gaid that the ttate haa now ap- , proved the cost ot ecimptetirtg the survey and that it will probably bl completed w* tw *» &• wxt month*. such time aj the report WeatherForecast Alton and vicinity — Variable cloudiness tonight with a few periods of scattered showers anc thundershowers in the area. Little temperature change. Low tonigh around 70. Partly cloudy and no caiite so warm Thursday with f chance of a shower during the morning and early afternoon High in the upper 80s. Extended Forecast Southern Illinois Temperatures will average near the seasonal normals with no important day to day changes for the next five days. The normal high is in the upper 80s or low 90s. The department, Krause •aid Jmt he would have no com' make on any highway fif pOMlbl* construction He j*6»e<J comment of W- group ho familiar with them. The chamber board was also told that a request, submitted to the highway department, had been granted to add four auxiliary signs on Highway 70 at Rte, 159. Existing signs at the cloverleaf will remain. Added will be signs reading: "Next exit, two miles," and two signs reading, "Next exit Edwardsville." The chamber of commerce will also install five new "Welcome to Edwardsville" signs on routes leading into the ctiy. The board approved a motion to present a second concert by Liberace, scheduled for Oct. 28 and approved participation in a better letter clinic, Nov, Ifl through 21, with Collinsville and Granite City. The board referred to the county affairs committee a request from Glen Carbon citizens for the reactivation ol the chamber's Glen Carbon * Edwardsville relations group. The membership committee was reorganized at the meeting and will meet ior lunph July 22. Ai Paul!, chamber secretary, informed the board that he will serve as a resident member of the human relations commission, at the request .of Mayor Rogers. normal low is in the upper 60s or low 70s. Precipitation will average .5-1 inch with marked local variations. The shower and thunder storm activity is expected to be scattered throughout the five-day period. Allis-Chalmers, Union Set Up Study Group MILWAUKEE (AP)—The Alis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co. •md the United Auto Workers In- ernational Union have announced ormation of a joint study com- iiittee to discuss "matters of mu- ual interest." The eight-man committee, ormed Tuesday, will hold its first meeting in September, a company statement said, with subject matter to be agreed on and talked about "on a non-negotiating bate." The UAW represents production vorkers at A-C plants in Spring- ield, 111., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, La 3 orte, Ind., Gadsden, Ala., La Crosse, Wis., and Pittsburgh, in addition to the home plant in Milwaukee. Pat Greathouse, UAW vice pres- dent, will head the union deletion, and William J. McGowon, A-C industrial and community re- ations director, the company team. The committee was formed as a result of a suggestion made last March by UAW President Walter Reuther. Two Roxana Scouts Join Order of' Arrow ROXANA - Bill Perry and Glenn Wikoff were named to the Order of the Arrow in a "Calling Out" ceremony during t h e camping participation of Boy Scout Troop 44 at Camp Warren Levis this past week. The Order of the Arrow is a national brotherhood of scout honor campers who best exemplily the scout oath and law in their daily lives. Bill is the son of Mr. and Mrs Wlliam Perry, 117 Bonlta, and Glenn's parents are Mr. and Mrs Ottis Wikoff who reside at 1323 Lewis. The troop was presented with the blue flag for campsite condi lions for the entire week. Missing Highway Invoices to C^ d7 •/ Be Auditors' Meeting Topic Discussion tonight of the past operation of the Wood River Township Highway Department will lead a meeting of the Town auditors. Hie R. C. Sheffel and Co.'s audit revealed a clouded picture of operations of the department under Hcmy Lawrence, former highway commissioner. The audit report staled "we could not locate either invoices or monthly statements in support of payments made for spreading hauling. We were informed by the former highway commissioner that Invoices were not submitted at all for this service, and payments were based on the number of gallons of asphalt pur-, chased." Gas and oil for township highway department vehicles during the four years ending March 31, totaled $16,015.06, out of which $4,649.06 of the purchases were made at the service station of Fred Grenzebach, former township supervisor, the audit stated. In 1962, according to the audit, $2,508.50 gas and oil purchases were made at Grenzebach's Service Station as compared with $1,936.36 purchases made at other stations. A situation created in which Grenzebach approved the payments to himself and signed checks is believed a "conflict of interests" and a violation of state statutes, according to Merle Bassett, present township attorney and assistant states attorney. "The Illinois Revised Statutes, 1961, provide that no persons holding office may be interested, either directly or indirectly, in any contract which, in the making or letting of, such officer may be called upon to vote," said Bassett. The supervisor is the ex-officio reasurer of the road and bridge fund and also a member of the ;own board of auditors who pass upon the expenditures of the road commissioner. According to Sheffel, the road and bridge fund owes $540.96 to withholding tax fund on commis- ions received by the former supervisor as compensation for being ex-officio treasurer of the road and bridge fund. "Beginning with the calendar year of 1961, the amounts with- icld for income 1 taxes and retirement on these commissions have not been transferred to the withholding tax fund" the audit stat- d. The report continues: "The former highway commissioner paid or many expenses of the road and bridge fund from his personal account and periodically submit- ed them to the town board for •eimbursement. A review of these illls disclosed the personal telephone bills of the commissioner, several charges for insurance for vhich invoices were not submit- ed, postage and other miscellaneous charges. Total of these charges for the year ended March 31, 1963, was $1,020.49." Charles Shive, new commissioner with 24 years service with he department, previously stated hat he plans to purchase road naterial directly . as has been done in the past. A recommendation in the Shef- 'el report states "although it may rat be required by law, it would be sound business practice to re- :eive bids on all equipment and road materials that may be purchased by any fund." Supervisor Clyde Donham told the Telegraph today that he will ask for this recommendation on the road and bridge fund be fol- DEATH ON THE TURNPIKE BEDFORD, Pa. — A sheet-covered body lies near Thompson, 20, of Hollis, N.Y.; Daniel L. Bensuson, the twisted wreckage of an automobile on Pennsyl- Los Angeles, and James C. Raby, 51, ot York, Fa. in- vania's Turnpike, near Bedford, Pa., after two cars vestigators said the New York and California men were collided and three occupants of the two automobiles riding in the car above when it crossed a medial strip killed Police said those dead were James T. and collided with the second auto. (AP Wirephoto) were SANTA ANA, Calif. Iff! — In an old barn in an orange grove near this Los Angeles suburb is in ancient airplane called "Lizy." There was a time when it was he most-photographed aircraft in America. Getting s precisely as difficult as getting Saves Tomatoes Rut Breaks Bone A Graf ton man Tuesday saved his tomaloes but broke his collar bone when he caught his foot in the garden fence and fell. Gene Wallace, 31, had his arms full of ripe tomatoes when the accident occurred but he didn't bruise a tomato when he fell. The break was immobilized by a cast put on at SI. Joseph's Hospital and then Wallace was released. Alton Board of Appeals, following a public hearing Tuesday evening in City Hall, denied the application of C. G. Calhoun, 268 Vladison Ave. for a zoning variation to permit erection of a carport in front of his home premises. The board found that the proposed carport would project into a city sidewalk area, and that it was withoul authority to grant the variation sought. It recommended to the applicant that he lowed by the highway commission- sr. To Publish New Daily Paper at Edivardsville Target date for a new daily newspaper in Madison County has been set at Sept. 1, it was confirmed today by Harold H. H. Hosto of Troy, one of the incorporators. Hosto said the newspaper will be called the Madison County Daily News, and will attempt to provide "quality coyerage throughout Madison County." Headquarters will be in Edwardsville. The other two original incorporators are Alice Gertrude Lewis of Edwardsville and Max Creek ol Chwioa. Creek, with his father, publishes weekly newspapers it Chenoa and Lexington. Hosto Is an officer In the Madl son County Taxpayers Assn., bul said the proposed newspaper will have no connection with that or ganization. CAMERAS and EQUIPMENT PHOTO-ART SHOP WOOD IUVKH BIAL 361-W8 Madison County's Largest Camera Shopl 25 Years Later Wrong Way Corrigan Mum a picture of it today its owner to hold still for an interview. The owner is Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, who 25 years ago today flew the creaky monoplane from New York to Dublin, Ireland, in a flight that was supposed to end in Long Beach, Calif. His classic explanation then: "My compass got stuck." Corrigan, once glib in interviews, refuses to answer questions or pose for pictures. "I only talk for money now," says Corrigan. It's not that he needs the money. He Earned $85,000 earned some $85,000 from 20 File in Hour for Exam As Laborers on City Jobs Alton civil service commission has set Aug. 6 for what promises to be its "biggest" examination of the year — that for city labor- rs. In the first hour commission's oday 20 men filed applications to take the test. The official notice was carried in the Telegraph for me first time Tuesday night. The opening rush of applicants indicates that the job of laborer continues as the most popular one that the city has to offer. Two years ago, when the eligibility list for laborer was last renewed, 152 men applied to take Request for Zone Variance To Build Carport Rejected Injures Finger Robert Wilson, 16-month old son of Mr. and Mrs, Joseph Wilson, 3307 Humbert Rd., Tuesday after- loon poked his finger into the run- ling mechanism of his mother's sewing machine and suffered severe cuts. The boy was treated at Alton Memorial Hospital and returned iiome. arrange for another location for the automobile shelter. Calhoun had asked a permiss- able variation in front yard requirements as set forth in the zoning ordinance. A public hearing is required by law before disposition. may be made of zoning variation petitions. To Allow St. Louis To Take Over Parks SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-Gov. Otto Kerner today signed a bill which would allow the city of St. Louis to take over Parks' Airport near East St. Louis. The bill, sponsored by Reps. Ed Lehman, R-East St. Louis, and Dan E. Costello, D-East St. Louis, authorizes a municipal corpora' lion of an adjoining state to ao quire and operate an airport in Illinois. '"YOU CAN you need for any worth-while purpose Use your credit to get ahead — buy cheaper for cash — pay bills or meet emergencies. Let u& supply the money you need. See or phone us now for quick service — quick 4«$hJ HOWABO FINANCE BROADWAY ALTON ILL TOM HOWARD > ttfAWMa £-9218 the examination. So numerous were the applicants that the tests had to be conducted in three sections, and 40 arm-desk chairs were moved into city hall to' seat those at each examination. At the civil service office, it was said that the purpose of the coming examination is to renew the eligibility roster which runs out after a 2-year period. How ever, one job as laborer presently exists, and at least one early appointment should follow the examination. . < The Aug. B examination for an eligibility rating applies to both skilled and semi-skilled labor. Pay is ?2.10 to $2.30 an hour. The job is open to Alton residents, able to read and write, and in good physical condition. Some mechanical ability, a n d grade school education is desired, and applicants must have driver or chauffeur's licenses. • Time for filing applications at the city hall office of the commission expires at 3 p.m. July 31, two weeks from today, Correction Alton Parks and Recreation Commission has purchased 332 golf clubs for $2,200, and authorized a second payment of. $500 on the clubs. The cost was not for 32 clubs, as stated in the Telegraph story Tuesday because of a typographical terror. public appearances, a quickie mo vie "The Flying Irishman", hi autobiography after his flight, am some years ago bought a 20-acrc orange grove. The grove now is in the middl of a residential area— a subdi vider's dream. "He's sitting on a gold mine, says a neighbor. Corngan 55, has said he doe not plan to subdivide and adde characteristically: "I'm not on to do what .everybody else is do ing." • That may explain why the ol< plane is still in the barn. His wile, Elizabeth, more talk;: tive .than Corrigan, - told a new: man, "He was going to donat it to a museum, but he may pas it on to his children instead.' Mrs. Corrigan says her husban flies occasionally, in chartere planes, but spends most of hi time in his orange grove. "That's all he ever does," says a neighbor, Corrigan still wears a leather jacket and scuffed shoes —the attire he adopted years ago in emulation of his idol, Charles Lindberg, first to solo across the Atlantic. To Ruling in FBI Case CHICAGO (AP)"«- The Justice Department says ft will appeal oth an order curtailing FBI hndowlng of Sam (Mooney) Glan- atm and tho contempt citation of n FBI agent. Judge Richard B. Austin of U.S. District Court ordered the FBI Tuesday to cut down Its "Russian py type" surveillance of the cptited underworld lord. The judge also ordered Mnrltn V. Johnson, special agent in harge of the Chicago FBI office, cited for contempt of court lor Icalinlng to answer questions dur- ng the 53-year-old Gtancana's Ml rights suit hearing. In Washington Tuesday night, n ustlce Department spokesman aid the department would ask he 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to stay Judge Austin's orders, ponding hearing I appeals. In response to questions, the pokesman said Johnson had reused to answer lo protect FBI lies. In court, Johnson cited or- lers from Ally. Gen. Robert Ken- ledy and nn FBI directive ns •easons for his refusal. Within a one-block radius of jlancan's home in suburban Oak Park, Judge Austin ruled, the BI must limit Its surveillance lo one watch car on the house and one tail car. The FBI is free to operate as it wants outside the one-block limit, he judge said. He urged the FBI o continue watching Glancana, but asked that surveillance be {opt within bounds. The FBI's recent attempts lo watch Ginncana's acllvitcs went beyond the bounds of proper conduct, the judge said. '.. .When it is shown in court that a residential suburban area is cluttered with cars, that the plaintiff is followed wherever he goes. . .1 feel this conduct should cease." Judge Austin said that it was with regret that he asked George N. Leighton, Giancana's attorney, to prepare the contempt order. Michigan Woman Heads BPWC DALLAS, Tex. (AP)—The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs has elected Miss Virginia Allan of Wyandotte, Mich., preident. Other officers elected Tuesday included: secretary, Dr. Frances Whitehead, Lewistown, 111. MORE PROTECTION Corrigan couldn't sion to duplicate get permis- Lindbergh's flight— authorities said- it was too risky for his ancient craft. So the stubborn young flier made secret preparation?. He told airport officials he was heading back to California, but instead wound up in Ireland, 3,000 miles east instead of west, 24 hours later, The defiant stunt made him a hero. He got a ticker tape parade down Broadway and for a time liis nickname was a household word. The limelight faded, and later he barnstormed, worked as a commercial pilot and served in the ferry commnnd in World War II. He ran for the United States Senate in 19-16 but was unsuccessful. As an orange grower in recent years he has been about as secretive as he was the day ho made his flight. famous wrong-way BUT YOUR COST IS LOWER! For more than 85 years Millers' Mutual'has provided sound Insurance protection at a substantial savings in cost, It will pay yoU to' check with MILLERS' MUTUAL before you renew your present. 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