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Inside ...... t>AOE 4 FAMILY, ,. ..... PAGE 18 OBITUAftV ...... PAGE it TELEVISION .... PAGE SI SPOnTS r i ...... PAGE » COMICS ... ..... PAGE S8 CLASSiniRD ..... PAGE 30 MARKETS ...... PAGE 38 Tl7T FTP APT! 1 JiljJjjljrIV/\r II WAttMKtt Serving the Alton Community tor More Than 127 Years Established January 15, 1836. Vdh dXXVlti, No. 157 ALTON, ILL., THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1963 40 PAGES 7c Per Copy fcow W, High Oft (Compete Wwthet, £*«« 4) ............. ..„, M .., ......... ~ ..|HTI1llT ---- fll'lT ......... * ' '''••• -•"""'' Member of the Associated P*ea- Says Rightists Political Duds By JIM KULP Telegraph Staff Writer A Texns editor whose battle with right wing elements won him the Lovejoy Award says the John Birch Society and others of that ilk "haVe no originality, no sense of humor and no constructive program. 1 Wall Street Assured on Proposals H,V ROGER LANK AP Business News Writer NEW YORK (AP)—Jitters gave way to relative calm in Wall Street today as the financial capital studied searching criticism of some key slock market practices. Presidents of the nation's two largest securities marts worked on rebuttal to an unexpectedly severe report filed with Congress by Securities and Exchange Commission investigators Wednesday Amid outcries of dismay from some brokers, G. Keith Funston, president of the New York Stock Exchange, held his peace. So did Edwin D. Etherington, president of the, American Stock Exchange. They said time was required to digest the 2,100-page installment of SEC inquiry findings, sequel to a milder report last April. To Voice Opinion However, Etherington promised to voice his opinions of "ill-advised" comments in the report. The SEC special study committee assailed several time-honored stock market practices, mostly concerned with the market's Inside workings rather than activities directly touching the public. It called lor new curbs on short selling, floor traders and stock specialists, tighter supervision of trading in unlisted securities in the over-the-counter market and an improved system for .handling odd-iot or 'Mall'"volume trahsac- WHATS THE FUSS W. Pcnn Jones, 48, editor of a Midlothian, Texas, weekly newspaper, received the award Sunday at the opening session of the ternatlonai Conference of Weekly Newspaper Editors at Pcre Marquette Lodge. During his battle with the rightists, Jones got Involved In two fights and his newspaper plant was damaged by a firebomb, giving him national publicity. The Birchers and other right wing .elements are victims of "an easy way to buy a philosophy of life," Jones said.. ".. .But They're Happy* "All this anti-Communist stuff they spout. They don't know what to do about it (communism), but they're happy. In my opinion that is not the way to fight communism," the award-winning editor said. Jones, diminutive but wiry, who gives the impression that he is not afraid of anything, is outspoken in his attacks on the rightists. 'I gig them all the time in my newspaper," he says. Midlothian is 25 miles from Dallas, a city which Jones says is If Test Talks Succeed, Scope Could Broaden State Resumes Study Area Road Plains Made Studies of proposed highway construction in the Telegraph area, with the Alton-East Alton-Wood River region having first priority, have been resumed, it was announced today. It is anticipated that the two another community. one of the country for strongholds in the right-wing this ele- tions. To the financial community's relief, there was no blanket demand for segregating the broker and dealer' functions of many Wall Street firms.... . One section of the report urged elimination of floor' traders by Jan. 2, 1965. It said these brokers who buy and sell for their own account, enjoy unfair advantages over others. Of 1,366 New York Stock Exchange members, a small minority indulge in much floor trading —quick turnover deals. Fifteen of them account for one-half the volume in this category. Sees Edge The SEC said they are unburdened by the need to pay commissions and favored by knowledge not yet public. Specialists - exchange members assigned to manage trading in specific stocks and to steady tendencies toward abrupt price fluctuation-number 360 on the New York Stock Exchange. All exchange transactions are funneled through them, however. SEC investigators said their activities were inadequately policed. By selling stocks in the sharp market break of May 28, 1962- Black Monday-some "seemed to contribute to the 'pounding down of prices," the report said. Costs for Borrowers Rise ment. He said Dallas is the headquarters of H. L. Hunt, whom Jones says is the richest oil man in the United States, and who produces a flow of literature and radio programs espousing the right wing philosophy. Hunt is one of the powers behind the scenes in America, Jones says, and he has asserted this belief editorially in his.newspaper. 'He is the money force behind most'right wing organizations in the U.S. and was the money behind (the late' Senator Joseph) McCarthy." Locally, in his^ town, there is not actually a John Birch chapter, Jones said, but there are mor e than 20, persons of Birch sympathies. ' • Meet IS -Miles "Away "••'"•••• Since his notoriety over the fire bombing of his newspaper, these people now meet in a little town 13 miles afrom Midlothian, called Maypearl, Jones said. They call their organization "The Maypearl Committee for, Constitutional Government," he said. The notoriety after the fire brought 100 reporters, both newspaper and television, to Midlothian from all over the country, according to Jones. They went around town collaring the townsfolk and wanting to know what was going on, he said, and it was this "heat" which drove the rightists to begin meeting in Maypearl instead of Midlothian. Jones bought the newspaper, the Midlothian Mirror, after his dis- Alton's Mayor P. W. Day asks, "What's the fuss about?" as he accepts warrant from County Special Investigator Louis Bowman at City Hall this morning- Bowman Likes 'Serving' Mayor Mayor P. W. Day was served with a warrant this morning, and the man who served the warrant with evident pleasure was Louis Bowman, special investigator for the Madison County studies involved will be completed within the next 60 to 90 days, state highway officials said, so that hearings can be held and Lhe engineering work started. Three Projects Among the projects are: 1. The Great River Road, which has first priority and on which engineering work has been proceeding. It is expected that property acquisition'will begin soon with the possibility of the contract letting for the bridge over Wood River Creek early in 1964. 2. The Alton study will include .her phases of the Great River oad, and of College Avenue and M&O underpass, and the south- rn terminus of the future Rte. May The increase in the discount rate announced by the Federal Board Wednesday could result in highed Interest rates money borrowed fay individuals, businesses and governmental bodies, an Alton banker said today. However, it is too early to tell whether the FBR action actually will increase the cost of borrowing, said George Ryrie, executive vice president of the First National Bank and Trust Co. "This will make it harder for banks to get money," Ryrle said, "and 'theoretically it should Increase the interest rates to all. But we don't Know tor sure yet. "There is plenty o£ money avail, able for legitimate credit needs." Ryrie said. Jhe increase could ; rt» so increase'the Interest paid on subsequent Ibond issued sold by school dlstflQts and cities. The FRf Increased its discount rate from 3 per cent to 3.5 per cent Wednesday. Th s is the charge &e central bank levies on commercial two* members of the reserve system for loans. The Announced purpose ol the jnereap waj,10 bjlp cuj* ttje flow of dotow t? foreign countries. charge from the army in 1945. The town's population is 1,521 and the paper's circulaton is about 750, including a few in Maypear). The editor ignored the right winger at first, even when they invited speakers from Dallas to address the American Legion and a Methodist Church youth group. H said he was not surprised that the American Legion would invite the speakers but confessed to being "shocked" that the Methodists would get involved. It wasn't until a rightist spoke at the Midlothian High School in March of 1962 that Jones entered the picture. Agreed to Spook Jones' son told his father what was said at the school and Jones said he felt that such statements should be answered so the students received both sides of the picture. He contacted a federal judge, Sarah Hughes, and asked if she would speak in rebuttal. 1 Even though her schedule is busy, she agreed to do so, Jones said. He then went to the superintendent of schools and the high school sheriff's office. The warrant notified the mayor that a suit was filed in Circuit Court Wednesday seeking to prevent him from receiving extra compensation voted last month by the City Council. "I never enjoyed serving a warrant more,". Bowman said after tie left the mayor's office. Mayor Day said this morning that '.'there was' ; '' an ''awful lot of fuss" about. ,?1QO a, month... "After all, I worked for three years as iinaybr for $1 a year and that amounts to $24,684 contribution to the city," he said. "I would have received that amount had 1 been fully ; 'paid as .mayor.'" Bowman, who is also a member of the'Alton'City Council, is one of the aldermen who voted against the extra payments to the mayor. The Council last month approved by an 8-6 vote payments o: $100 a month to the mayor as li quor commissioner, and by a 9-5 vote an increase in travel subsis t e n c e allowance from $504 to $1,520 a year. The suit filed Wednesday con tends such extra-payments to an elected official during his tern of office are illegal under state statutes, and seeks an injunction to prevent the mayor from receiv ing the extra money. The extra payments were ap iroved by the Council with the inderstanding that the job done iy the mayor now that the city no longer has a city manager is .vorth more than the; $75 a month currently provided for as the mayor's salary. No date for a hearing on the njunction petition has been se yet. The suit was filed by Orville hr, an unsuccessful candidate [or alderman,,in the .April election. Bowman was one of the 22 pol ice who resigned from the police force early last year in a dispute with the administration of Mayor Day. Soviet, Chinese Talks Near End MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Chinese ideological talks ma end this weekend if the delega lions can agree on a final com munique. The talks were in recess toda but were expected to resume Fr day. Reports circulated that negotit tors Wednesday argued about statement to close the meeting which has done nothing to na row the split between Peking an Moscow. Kaar, executive director of GAAC said the chamber delegation left the meeting "with the definite feeling that there will be a great deal more action and attention to our highway problems in the next few months than there has been for some time past." March at Cambridge Postponed 3. The East Alton-Wood River ,udy which will include the ex- ension of the Beltline to East Iton and the widening of Rte, 40. The announcement that the stud- es will be resumed was made Vednesday at a meeting of area hambers of commerce comrnit- ees and officials of the Illinois Division of Highways in the office >f Chief Engineer Virden E. Staff, Present from the Alton and Wood River Chamber were James Ashton and George Nauyok, chairmen respectively.of the Greater Alton Assn. of Commerce and the Wood River Chamber highway committees; and chamber executives Francis M. Kaar and Clarence Dunn. Representing the highway department were Ted Morf, assistant chief engineer for planning; George Shanahan, assistant chief engineer for opration; William S. Krause, district engineer from French Village; Ed Ailes, assistant district engineer; and other members of the highway division staff. Coordinated Planning One of the subjects discussed by the group was the problem of coordinating the planning among the many communities involved in each highway project in the area. This, it was explained, has been one of the stumbling blocks in the past since there is a tendency for one community to object By JOHN WOODFIELD CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) - Negro leaders tentatively called of demonstrations for at least an other week today following an nouncement that Gov. J. Millard Tawes would ask a committee of distinguished attorneys to help bring about racial peace here. Thomas B. Finan, Maryland attorney general, made the announcement from the steps of the Cambridge Armory shortly after midnight. Finan's announcement cajne after a day-long series of meetings with town officials, members of the Human Relations Committee and Negro leaders. Finan said Gov. Tawes would request the racial relations committee of the Maryland State Bar Association to confer with leaders of both sides. While Finan met with Negro leaders Wednesday night, a general donnybrook broke out among six white men, state police and a news photographer. The brawl erupted after a minor auto accident near the armory. Fists flew and cameras were being used as clubs befol'e the fight was broken up by police and the six white men taken into protective custody. No charges were placed. Negroes have held demonstrations on several occasions despite a ban on protests by the National Guard which holds the town under YOUTHFUL GRIEF MILWAUKEE — Joseph Coubal, 13, sobs after seeing his brother, William, 9, killed Wednesday when run over by a freight train on which several boys were playing. Lad on right was another witness. (Al Wirephoto) . Chicago Violence On Civil By D. " CHICAGO (AP) — Civil rights demonstrators protesting whal they call de facto segregation of Chicago's public schools clashed with police Wednesday at the Board of Education building. Three demonstrators, who broke)to last from 5 to 6 p.m. through a shoulder - to - shoulder More Nations Possible By JOHN M. HIGIITOWER MOSCOW (AP)-Big Three negotiators met late and quit early today in their efforts to hammer out further details of a limited nuclear test ban treaty. The session lasted only one hour and 25 minutes. It was the shortest ol fovir to date. U.S. Undersecretary of State \V. Averell Harriman and Lord Hall- sham of Britain wore engaged in a serious conversation as they departed. They drove off in Harriman's car. The meeting opened 90 minutes later than usual. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko obtained the delay to give a luncheon for East German Foreign Minister Lothar Boltz, who arrived Wednesday with specialists in transportation and finance for consultations. The Americans gave no Indication of displeasure at the visit of the East Germans, for it was quite within the right of the Soviet government to invite representatives of a fraternal Communist state to the Soviet capital. But Undersecretary of State W. Averell Harriman made it clear the U.S. delegation would have no contact with the East Germans. Could Broaden Scope Western diplomatic experts expressed the view that success in the nuclear test ban talks could lead to broader East-West negotiations and perhaps a summit conference this year. Negotiators of the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union still face several thorny issues. Talk of a summit conference rose last spring. U.S. officials dis- to plans which are agreeable to [partial military rule. line of policemen in an attempt to re-enter the building to continue a sit-in, were arrested. Police barred the way at the request of a Board of Education official, who later agreed to let some of the demonstrators back inside. The 10-year-old daughter of a demonstrator was slightly injured in the surging crowd and four policemen suffered minor cuts and bruises. The Congress of Racial Equality, which since July 10 has staged an around-the-clock sit-in at the board's downtown offices in protest to the policy of requiring school attendance along neighborhood lines, called a demonstration Saturday Sky Matinee Area to Be Watching Eclipse Shortly before 5, about 40 demonstrators, mostly young people of both races, marched out of the building with signs reading: "The South Is Segregated, So Is Chicago. Groups Enlarge They were soon joined by more, including a large group from the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee with more signs. Soon, about 200 persons marched in front of the building chanting: "Jim Crow—Must Go," with variations of "Segregation" for "Jim Crow." The demonstrators and a few onlookers heard short speeches by representatives of CORE, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Chicago Alderman Leon Despres of the 5th Ward. Everything was orderly until 4 principal, told them he had obtained a rebuttal speaker, and requested that they give her the opportunity to present the other side to the students. "I never dreamed when I went there," Jones said, "that they would refuse me, but they did." That's when he blew his stack and a fight began, he said. In the fight he received blows which caused swelling to the right side of his head, he added. Jones, since the fire at his office iias run a 52,000 reward notice on liis front page and intends to keep there "untti the type wears out." He sajd he will continue his fight, "because I don't mind be- tiig whipped," He is a farmer wrestling champion of the Na* tional Guard and .Texas University.' An for the people in town, he _Ujj, a small percentage won't speak to him at all, some speak "gruditaily" sad thj rest are friendly. 3 One of nature's big shows, an eclipse of the sun, will take place Saturday and in the Telegraph area about 67 to 77 per cent of the sun will be darkened at its height. There won't be another visible in this area until 1970. The eclipse will occur here between 3:30 p.m. and 5:47 p.m., and will reach its height at 4:42 p.m. The darkness caused, similar to an overcast sky, will last only a few minutes. Most Americans, like eclipse watchers in the Telegraph area, will see only a partial eclipse. A total eclipse will occur in a fairly narrow path about 60 miles wide across Alaska, Canada and Maine. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly between the sun and the earth. An eclipse is actually the moon's shadow being cast on the earth. The American Medical Assn. and the National Society for the Prevention of Blindness have issued a special warning that eye damage could result from watching the eclipse. Must View It'Indirectly There is no safe way to look directly at it, they report, and recommend viewing the eclipse indirectly. Other eye speialists say a direct look can be safe, but only if the filter protecting the eyes is dense enough. All warn against using sun VIEW IT THIS WAY Cover box end "A" with white paper; cut a hole one Inch square in end "»"»eoyerwith.alumlnum loll and make pinhole in (oil; out a hole slightly larger than your head In ^^yKj^'^^Mg the Irom the white napers close all sides and to to shut out lights then stand with your I glasses or a piece of smoked glass. Welders' goggles vary so much they also are not endorsed generally. Some groups recommend looking through three thicknesses of black and white film which has been fully exposed to daylight and then developed to maximum density. The Society for the Prevention of Blindness disagrees, saying that everyone may not follow these directions well enough. The greatest danger in directly viewing the eclipse Is that the retina, or screen of the eye, will be burned by infra-red or heat rays from the sun. There is no pain, but the burn can scar the retina, and this may create a black spot in central vision at whatever the eye looks at. During the 1959 eclipse in Australia, 170 persons, mostly children, are reported to have suffered retinal burns. Club to Watch The Alton Junior Optimists Astronomy club is planning a full- scale eclipse-watch Saturday. Andrew Hogue Sr., of 3 St. Ambrose Dr., Godfrey, who heads the group, said that club members will be using telescope eyepieces to project the sun's image onto screens. This will give even a better image than a simple pin hole In the cardboard projector. Other special equipment is being brought from the FlanUarium in St. Louis he said. With skies expected to be the Rev. Elton Cox, executive director of the Chicago CORE unit, told demonstrators assigned to remain in the building overnight to re-enter. Some 20 policemen blocked the way, but the crowd surged forward and three men at the front of the demonstrators got past and grabbed onto a rail on the revolving door. The three—Robert Heard, 19, Wendell P. Sexton, 35, both of Chicago, and John Harkins, 27, of suburban Roselle—were arrested and held on disorderly conduct charges. White S[>okosmiui Harkins, a spokesman for the counted it because no special agreement seemed possible then. But if the Moscow conference ia successful, President Kennedy, Soviet Premier Khrushchev and British Prime Minister Macmillan could well decide either to sign the test ban treaty personally or to meet soon after its signing to discuss broader disarmament and political issues. May Consider Summit Kennedy told a news conference in Washington Wednesday the possibility of a summit conference had not come up in the Moscow talks. If the subject is raised, he said, it would be considered. A three-power communique issued Wednesday night after the third conference session gave the most optimistic official account of the negotiations. It said Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko, U.S. Undersecretary of State W. Averell Harriman and British Science Minister Lord Hailsham had "made progress in drafting some of the provisions of a test ban treaty covering tests in the atmosphere, outer space and under water." An optimistic note also was sounded by Kennedy. Speaking on the basis of reports from Harriman, he said "we are still hopeful" that a limited test ban would be agreed upon. May Seek Wider Okay Kennedy posed a serious problem, saying success in the Moscow negotiations should lead to discussions among oilier nations. He obviously meant attempts should be made to get other na- sit-in groups is white. The other tsvo are Negroes. Heard, also a member of CORE, was additionally charged with attempted assault, police said. The injured girl, Cynthia Howell, 10, is the daughter of the assistant secretary of the Chicago branch of the NAACP, Mrs. Bren- ettc Howell. Mrs. Howell said her daughter, treated and released at a hospital, bruise." Police said suffered bad the demonstrators iwi, m* the mi's Image will be projected on the white infra-red rays jju * paper. ( tense —' and just as dangerous. ,,.OR THIS WAY Another safe method, indirect viewing, as demonstrated here, will show the moon moving across the sun's face, The image of the sun is projected through a hole iw a piece of cardboard onto a piece of white card; board, the viewer's baclt is kept to the swu, < A1 * Wirephoto) 'if were kept from the building at the request'of Arthur Lehne, an assistant superintendent of schools, He stood at the door when the clash occurred, and after a conference with the Rev. Mr. Cox agreed to let six demonstrators back inside to join four who had stayed. After the pushing was slowed, the demonstrators sat down on the sidewalk. The Rev. Mr. Cox announced the demonstration ended at 6:15 p.m. Some of Ihe crowd stayed, but began to dwindle and hud left by 8 p.m. tlons to join in the test ban—most unlikely in the case of France and Communist China, the twu most important targets of such an effort, The French revolt against U.S. leadership of the Western alliance already has hampered Kennedy' efforts to create a NATO nuclear missile navy. And President Charles de Gaulle has emphasized repeatedly that he is determined to make France u nuclear power. Kennedy's lack ol influence, in Paris is more than matched by Khrushchev's lack ol influence in Peking. Soviet-Chinese reconciliation talks, under way hero for tho past 10 days, are reported at the point of breakdown. TODAY'S CHUCKLE "I didn't «ay you were n«v row-minded - I juit said you needed only one earring, 1 ' (O 1863, " ~ " DATA AT T

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