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ALfOM j?MiDA¥, 19, 1963 POSSIBLE SHOWERS Reuther Urges Civil Rights Law It will be warmer tYiday night in and thundershowers arc due in parts eastern third of the nation, It will be of Great Lakes, over the Gulf coast and cooler in upper Mississippi valley and parts of the south Atlantic coast states. Great Lakes region, Scattered showers (AP Wirephoto Map) WeatherForecast Alton and vicinity — Fair to partly cloudy and not quite so warm tonight and Saturday. Low tonight around 70. High Saturday in tlie low 90s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely tonlgh becoming widely scattered Satur day. Extended Forecast ' Southern Illinois-— Tempera tures will average near or slightly above the seasonal normals with slight ' day-to-day changes Normal maximums, near 90. Nor mal minimum, 65 to 72. Precipi tation in form of scattered thunderstorms will amount locally to one-half inch or more throughou the period. Wants Books Of Township In His Office Clyde Donham, Wood River Township supervisor, ' told the Telegraph this morning that he has requested the clerk to bring all township books from the town fell;in East Alton to his office in Wood River. Donham said that Verdell Williams, clerk, has informed him that he wanted to confer with his lawyer on the type of receipt h should receive before/ turning over the books. The supefvisor.'s request includes all books including the h.gh- way commissioner's books. Don- lam said he is acting as ex-officio treasurer of township funds. He stated that all checks ..jwil 3e made out in his office and no signature stamp machine will be used as had been used by the former supervisor. By CARL P. LUEBSDORF WASHINGTON, (AP) - Walte P. Reuther urged Congress toda. to strengthen President Kennedy' civil rights program. Among other things, he suggest ed direct payment of damages t persons discriminated against public facilities. "Not only the patron but th public-spirited proprietor will ben efit from an enforceable .pub lie accommodiations measure, Reuther told a House Judiciarj subcommittee. Reuther, president of the AFL CIO United Auto Workers, sai the President's proposals providec "a strong first step" toward guaranteeing "all American equality in law and equality in fact." He told the congressmen in his prepared statement: "Your committee cannot do less than he has asked; we urge i to do more." Among other proposals which Reuther said the group should adc to the President's seven-point civil rights package were: 1. A federal fair employment practices commission; . 2. Federal voting registrars "who will make the right to vote an American reality"; 3. Broad authorization for the attorney general to "protect all constitutional rights of Negroes"; and . 4. An immediate start in all school districts on desegregation. The Judiciary subcommittee hearings, which began,.,, shortly after Kennedy submitted his program June 19, marked the only congressional action on the civi rights front today. The Senate Commerce and Judiciary committees are in recess until next week. In his vigorous backing of the public accommodations proposal, which would outlaw discrimination in privately owned businesses serving the pubh'c, Reuther stressed the need for "a strong bill (that) will lei. those who open their facilities to everyone, do so with confidence that others will have to do likewise. "Toward this end, we would urge that the committee consider, in addition to the sanctions now in the bill, providing that anyone who has been wrongfully excluded frorn a pubh'c facility be entitled to recover a flat sum in damages." "Discrimination in public facilities has been a national disgrace for far too long," Reuther said. "By ending it now, by protecting every human being from Maine to California against the colossal indignity of a refusal of service, the 88th Congress will only be catching up at long last with the 44th Congress." That Congress passed a similar law hi 1875, but it was declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1883. Illinois Nonf arm Employment Up CHICAGO (AP)-Nonfarm employment hi Illinois reached an 'all-time high of 3,642,000 in June, the State Department of Labor announced Thursday. June was the 20th consecutive month in which employment was higher than the previous month Director Robert R. Donnelly said U.S. Ready To Talk on New Fleet By BNDRE MARION WASHINGTON (AP)—The Unit ed States is determined to start talks soon with its allies on th technical and legal problems o the proposed Polaris-equipped sur face fleet for the Atlantic alii ance. The talks, officials said, wil be held in Washington next month or in September. The aim is to clear the way for countries which want to partici pate to commit themselves be fore the North Atlantic Treaty Or- ;anization's Ministerial Counci! meets in Paris in December. Undersecretary of State George W. Ball had a long conference 'hursday with the' West German and Italian charges d'affaire. He called hi the diplomats to ar- ange for talks oh the multilateral force. They will meet again lext week. ; The sesions, authoritative sour ces .said, should dispel reports that the multilateral force idea would be shelved or abandoned The United States still believes the officials said, that if the Eu- •opean allies are interested in having a greater share of the responsibility for their own nuclear defense—and every sign indicates hey are—President Kennedy's multilateral force proposal is tht >est answer. As proposed by the United States, the surface fleet will have 25 vessels, each carrying eight 'olaris missiles. They would be manned by mixed crews from Jie participating NATO nations. Disaster Area Status Sought For 6 Counties SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — Lt. ov. Samuel Shapiro, acting gov- rnor of Illinois, today requested he U.S. Department of Agricu'l- ure to declare six counties in orthern Illinois as drought dis- ster areas. The counties are Stephenson, oDaviess, Winnebago, Carroll, rtcHenry and Lake, which are eavily populated with dairy and eef cattle. If Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman grants the request, armers in the counties would be ble to graze and make hay from and that had been diverted un- er the federal crop land retirement program. The Illinois State Disaster Com- littee pointed out that farmers n the affected areas have agreed o reimburse the federal govern- lent for payments they already ave received for retiremen of he land. The committee originally had eceived requests from 27 coun- ies to be declared critical Irought areas but all but six vere withdrawn following heavy *ains during the past few days. Shapiro took the action after .•onsulting with Gov. Otto Kerner. Appeals Conviction On Gambling Charge EPWARDSVJLLE — Theodore Burnett, 49, has filed an appeal in county wurt from his conviction in justice of the peace court here earlier this month on » charge of "keeping a gambling place" at his Ted's Bar B-Q in Godfrey Township's Lincoln Gardens area. Burnett, who gave an address at m RwHer St., Alton, took the from the court of Justice peace Eari Vwagnteux, » finding ol gulMy was «p the charge and 9 fine srf.1808 and 510.30 post! were «e- Tte charge was based on a raid fey slwUI'* deques the night rt May 17 at the barbecue stand, where the officers reported they Interrupted an alleged dice game in a room of the building for which Burnett holds a county H quor license, George M. Wilson, 54, of Alton, named jointly with Burnett in the "keeping a gambling place" Warrant following the raid, pleaded guilty May 18 and was fined $300, FARMERS SPECIAL GASOLINE AND OIL PJWDUUTS ACME Oik CO, Phone 468-3QW or 408-5883 W. P. GOSSETT, Owner Sewing Glasses for CurranHomesWomen The women in Curran Homes of Alton are receiving sewing instructions under direction of the University of Illinois and the Illinois Public Aid Commission. Miss Esther Siemen, clothing pecialist from the university will onduct four classes, one each veek. The first started this week. Miss Siemen said the women vill be taught clothing construe ion, remodeling and repairing of lothes. Sewing, lasses for improved family liv- cooking, and other ing have been conducted hi other ourities in the state with great success, Miss Siemen said. It is planned that a cooking lass will follow the sewing ses- ions, the instructor said. Rep. Nygaard Dies At Washington WASHINGTON (AP) - Hjal- nar Nygaard, 57, Republican rep- esentative in Congress from Vorth Dakota, died Thursday of heart disease. Nygaard, a former chool teacher, mayor of Sharon, ID., and North Dakota legisla- or, was serving his second term the House. He was born in Sharon. Buddhists Reject Any Truce Bj MA1XOLM W. BROtVNE SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) Buddhist leaders in blockaded pagodas rejected any Immediate truce today with the South Vietnamese government and charged that lesser officials have sabotaged President Ngo Dlnh Diem's conciliation efforts. The chief monks said they would "prefer to die rather thai: let our belief in government good faith be destroyed by reality once more." The Buddhist note to the presi dent, a Roman Catholic, came in response to a broadcast plea Diem made Thursday night for a settlement. As Diem spoke, at least three pagodas were under police blockade. The blockades were lifted for half an hour this morning, but put back when the Buddhists wouldn't leave. They said they feared arrest. About 400 monks, nuns and lay followers have been holed up in tiny pagoda called G1AC Minn since Wednesday. About 1,000 Buddhist clergymen and followers, mostly old women and young girls, were attacked by police with clubs and rifle butts Wednesday in front of the pagoda when they tried to form a demonstration procession. Inmates of the pagoda are nearly out of food, a monk reported, and are living on rice and salt. There were no demonstrations or violence today as police kept a sharp eye out for street gatherings. The high priests said they would only negotiate with the govern- if certain conditions are ment met. They demanded that the government identify publicly and punish the "persons responsible for bloodshed" in actions against Buddhists in Saigon and Hue. The priests also called for the release of several hundred Buddhist prisoners and permission lor Saigon newspapers to print a request for all families and pagodas with members missing and selieved arrested to report the names to the priests. Mrs. Maloney to Head Auxiliary At East Alton EAST ALTON — Mrs. Charles Maloney was elected president of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 794 at the Thursday meeting at Legion Hall. She .will succeed Mrs. Bernard Lintz. Other officers selected are Mrs. Robert Weatherhold, first /ice president; Mrs. Robert Rich e, second vice president; Mrs Lintz, treasurer; Mrs. John Go- ile, secretary; Mrs. J. L. Cott ell, chaplain; Mrs. Charles Smith 'r., sergeant at arms; and Mrs iVilmer Primas, historian Installation will be conducted y Mrs. James Ringering, a for mer president, at 8 p.m. Aug. 8 n the Legion Hall. Returns as Engineer At Memorial Hospital Stephan Belchick, former plan ngineer at Alton Memorial Hos ital, has been re-appointed to the wsition, it was announced today y C. R. Freeman, hospital ad- linistrator. Belchick had resigned to accep mployment by the Associate ingineer Co. of St. Louis, where e had remained the past year, ie was project manager responi- le for the mechanical installa- ons at Veterans Hospital to St. Louis. As plant engineer at Memorial elchick will be responsible for afe and efficient operation of the hysical plant and its utilities. Active in Scouting, he is the .eighborhood commissioner for hi rea.. He resides at 3802 Western tve. with his wife and four chi'l ren. After Grain Is By OVID A* MAitttN WASHINGTON (AP)-fne U.S government has put a new loci on the barn door sin* 24 million DUshels of American grain van ishcd in the sleight of hand o European trade. The huge amounts of feed grain were destined for Austria bu were last seen officially at Wes erman ports. Apparently the grain — pur chased at a discount of 7.5 to jer cent — was diverted by the Austrian importing firms to more 'avorable markets in countries no eligible for the shipments, a viola Uon of the contracts the importers lad with the Agriculture Depart ment. Since discovery of the deal, the department has tightened its regu ations requiring the buyers to prove the commodities reachet heir proper destination. .The buy ers must provide bonds to assure compliance. x Austria Dropped Also, American officials in Vienna said Thursday that Aus rla has been dropped from the Auto Crash Near Fosterburg Sends 4 to Alton Memorial Four persons were injured in two-car crash near Fosterburg early Thursday evening. Mrs. Robert W. Martin, 34, a passenger in an auto driven by ler husband, was admitted to Alton Memorial with a broken wrist and a dislocated shoulder Martin, 38, was treated for lac erations to his chin and ches and then released. The two Martin children, Den nis and Margaret Ann, were in the car but did not suffer inju ries. Walter Ritohey, 63, of Bunker SATURDAY, JULY 20th "KhQiirybiirger" H I • .. In Wopd River " at the Dari Castle Drive In KASTGATK PLAZA „ 9 a.m, till 1 a.m. ••••••••ilillilHf Hill, was taken to the hospita and complained of pains in his chest, but refused treatment be yond examination, the hospita said. Miss Mary Powell, 57; also of Bunker Hill arid a passenger in the Ritchey auto, was treatec for lacerations to her right >ye left arm and elbow, and left knee. Hungry for Good Spaghetti? ON THi MENU gVgRY NITE! Sport Clothes Welcomel Sewing in Airfare or Hilltop MOTOH >arter program involving Indus rial materials and surplus U.S larm products pending clarifica ;ion of what happened to the ;rain. Barter deals involving surplus U.S. farm products are more or ess sales deals. In the case o: barter, the government gets pak n strategic materials instead o; dollars and limits destination of he commodities to areas which otherwise would not buy the U.S. product. In the case of the Austrian deals, which began in 1959, the department agreed with Austrian raders to sell them feed grains or strategic materials of equal value. As the transactions went forward, the department provided he grain to the private concerns vhich arranged for their shipment o German ports. The department hi turn received payment in the strategic materials. Supplied Evidence The department said it was supplied, as it had required, with documentary evidence the grain was shipped to the German ports or transport overland to Austria. Department officials found later after checking import licenses issued by Austria, that the licenses did not cover the full amount of grain that was supposed to have gone to that country. They began an investigation which still is con- inuing. Seven Austrian importers are .waiting trial in their homeland accused of having mislabeled American grain or having diverted it to other countries. The State Thursday no Department said American official was to blame in the grain diversion. Woman Tries Robbery to Feed Children CHICAGO (AP) - A 90-pound woman who said she had five hungry children to feed was captured Thursday in her second robbery attempt of the day. Mrs. Barbara Jean Lindsay, 19, sought for robbing a loan company of 5111 shortly before noon, was overpowered by two men whom she had forced at gunpoint to drive her to a National Tea Co. store. Detective Jay Young said Mrs. Lindsay had filled out a false loan application at the Imperial Credit Co. A few minutes later, she returned, drew a ,38-caliber revolver and told manager Larry Stack: > 'I'm sorry about this. I've got five hungry kids to feed and my landlady won't wait any longer for the rent, but I'll try to pay you back." The detective said that Mrs. Lindsay, the mother of only one child, scooped'up the money and fled. At the street, she commandeered the car and told the men: "Drive where I tell you or I'll shoot your heads off." At the store, she directed the men to go in with her, and they overpowered her just Inside the door. The woman admitted the two incidents. She was charged with armed robbery and kidnaping. She told police her husband is dead. WIN IN PRELIMS AURORA, HI. — Miss Southern Illinois, Kay DeVault, left, 18, Southern Illinois University student from Metropolis was winner in swim suit competition, and Lynette Lyndrup, center, 22, of Clifton, Miss Iroquois County and Jennifer Williams, 18, Galesburg, Miss Knox County, tied in talent .division, in preliminaries of the Miss Illinois contest Thursday night here. (AP Wire- photo) Chicago Civil Rights Demonstration CHICAGO (AP) — A nine-day around-the-clock civil rights sit-ir demonstration at the Chicago Board of Education has been stopped by police. Ten white and Negro demon strators, who had refused to eave a conference room where he sit-in was conducted, were ar ested Thursday on charges of respass and disorderly conduct. The Congress of Racial Equality, which had organized the pro- est against de facto school segregation resulting .from drawing c h o o 1 attendance boundaries NAACP, Light Co. Reach Agreement PEORIA, Hi. (AP)—The NAACP 'eoria branch and the Central llinois Light Co. have reached an agreement to end picketing of the utility company's offices. A CILCO spokesman announced tie agreement Thursday night aying it would result hi imme- liate stoppage of picketing by Negroes against : what they called acial bias in company hiring. The agreement, details of which vere not made public, was worked mt by the Mayor's Commission m Human Rights, the spokesman aid. Rabbi Joseph Ginsberg leads the commission. Trespass charges against 14 Ne- jros, arrested July 10 when they entered CILCO's offices in the lowntown building and sat on the loor, have been continued. Any further negotiations on de- ails will be worked out by the commission, the statement said "A series of negotiations be- .ween the NAACP and the CILCO las been concluded successfully with a complete ana cordia agreement on every point," it said, "and there 1 will be a cessa ion of demonstrations..," MUNTZ TV MODEL 23LTS 23-Inch SPECIAL! Only S 119 With Trade BASE OPTIONAL RELIABLE RADIO SIRV16I 8041 E, BROADWAY Phone HO 8»8Q8» NO MONEY DOWN We specialize In car & home'.radio wait. Juit Drive; OPEN FBI, EVENING nr» P.M. along neighborhood lines, promised another sit-in soon. The 10 arrested, including three young women, were ushered out of the big downtown building through a basement exit, unbeknown to about 20 other demonstrators marching in front of the building. Three of those arrested refused to talk out and were carried to police vehicles standing by at,the exit, officers said. Want Meeting What the demonstrators .immediately want is an emergency meeting of the board, not scheduled to meet until August, to discuss the de facto segregation matter. Outside the building, wh.ere pickets continued to march with reinforcements p r o m i s e d ' by CORE, was a -large police patrol to prevent other demonstrators from entering, Inside, at the school office, other policemen • were on guard. Police said they turned back five other Negro demonstrators who later attempted to enter the offices. The arrests Thursday were in addition to three the day before when members of the sit-in, outside with nearly 200 others for an hour's march and speeches, were refused re-entry. Later, after a sidewalk conference, six had been allowed to enter and' con tinue the sit-in. The president of the board o Education, Clair Roddewig, who was in his office adjoining the conference room from where the sitters were removed, said the demonstrators' p r e s e n'c e was "bordering on anarchy." . Claim Bypass Charges by CORE leaders that school. authorities are attempting to bypass the Armstrong Act—a recently enacted Illinois law requiring adjustment of schpo board boundaries to promote Integration—were denied by Roddewig. A certain amount of de facto segregation exists because some areas of the city are either all Negro or all white, said David J. Heffernan, assistant superintendent of schools. 1 Shortly after' the sit-in was halted, Mayor Richard J. Daley announced that demonstrators will not be permitted to take over city offices. The mayor, who said he doesn't anticipate any sit-in attempts at City Hall, said he had no part in Roddewig's ordering the arrests, but indicated that he supported the action. ' "It is surely illegal," Daley said, "for people to interfer will the conduct of normal business by occupying public space," ALWAYS SOMETHING ON SALE BLANKET SALE — Save 10% to 20% I Save 10% Lay-A-Way where $1,00 holds till Oct or, save 20% cash and carry home with you. All new, good, clean itock of blankets Included. 3rd & Plasa. MEN'S SHlRTS — Save a third on Campus placket style sportshlrts, reg, 3.98 now for $1.99. These are wash fast; knits need no Ironing; •hortsleeve; tizes S-M-L full cut, Ph. 462-9781. MEN'S WOBKSH1RTS — nice weight for summer, sizes 14^-17, made well of chambray, sunforUed, compares with Jl.20 now buy a supply for 99c each. Jeans, too, to make complete outfit, only $1.89 -r Landmark Store. CHILD'S HP to il»e'2,'Ylnlih'*put .... ... mer fresh, $1.79 how, or 3 for $$. — Downtown Alton. PLAYSU1TS i- 2 piece, the 8um< JITJE8' Freeman a. May Be on Way Out #AttM ItOttftttJP tty OVtO Ai MAtttttf capital is btizflnii with that OrWlle L. iPreettiaH will be replaced AH secretary of agriculture later In the yeari / But nothing to Substantiate this possibility can be obtained from high administration sources. Of course, much of the talk of a freeman departure may have begun with critics of his farm poll- ides In and out of Congress. Freeman Is touring farms In the Soviet Union and other eastern European countries. Top aides here .shrug off the report as nothing more limn a normal annoyance. , "Freeman expects to put In eight years as secretary of agriculture," said a close personal friend and a department assistant. "He heard these reports before he started on the European trip and Just laughed at them. He had a nice, friendly conference with the President before he left." The speculation about his possible retirement is connected with the recent grower rejection of a new wheat program in a national farm referendum. Friends of Freeman recall that when Ezra Taft Benson was' secretary of agriculture under President pwight D. Eisenhower there were constant reports he Was on Hie way out.'. Still, Benson served two fiill terms. WASHINGTON (AP)-The soybean was the /favorite farm commodity of traders in the nation's commodity future markets during the fiscal year thut ended June 30. The Commodity Exchange Administration reports that trading In soybean futures contracts totaled $21.3 billion. Wheat was next at $10.8 billion and corn was third at $4 billion. Trading in the 19. commodities regular in these markets totaled J45.3 billion compared With $36.7 billion in the previous year. Rockefeller Defeat Is Predicted MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The chairman of the National Governors' Conference predicts that Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York will be defeated, in a bid for. a showdown on the civil rights'issue during r the cbhferenceY which'opens this weekend. / ' ' Albert D.' Rpssellihi, the Democratic governor of Washington, said Thursday that Rockefeller would lead a hot floor fight for strong statement on civil rights. "But we'll be ready for anything that comes 1 up," Rosellini said. '" '•'•): ' Rockefeller, who was considered a front-runner for the 1964 QOP presidential nomination,; Is vbe- ieved by many to have lost some support following his remarriage and the gathering strength of the movement backing Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz. " ; The New Yoz-k governor issued a statement Sunday blasting; the right wing of the Republican party and insisting that it must .take a strong stand on civil rights. Meanwhile, a Miami Negro said the civil rights issue yip be kept n the spotlighti; with "small, but carefully aimed racjal denionstra- '.ions, during the .governor's con- ierence. ,• v Vs- 1 '.' Albert Moore, r head Of.the Miami Congress of,Racial Equality, said that the main target will be wo staunch segregationists, Govs. Ross Barnett of. Mississippi and eorge C. Wallace ,of Alabama. MORE PROTECTION BUT YOUR COST IS LOWER! 'or more than 85 years Millers' Mutual has provided sound Jn- urance protection at a substah' lal savings in cost, It will pay 'OU to check with MILLERS' MUTUAL before you renew our present HOME, JIUHINCiSS and AUTO INSURANCE). Foe JCRRY (.AMAH Alton. Wood River Plume , MILLERS' MUTUAL AUTO.HOMI ' • IUIINIII

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