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Inside i WtMlAL ...... PAGE ft 12 - 13 Al TON UWjh • ftJMfc duH^^^ll tfJILtt' '- ' ^^fe^^j^^ 1 jfc A ^ Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years FAIR SDNOAY: taw 88, High 00 (Complete VVcftthe*, P*tf* I) Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVltt, No, 159 ALTON, ILL,, SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1963 16 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Preai, REACHING AGREEMENT Peavey Co. officials and members of Local 81 of the American Federation of Grain Millers look at a copy of the contract they will sign Monday. Seated from left are: Roger Greene, vice president and general manager of the Peavey Co. of Alton; Robert Schleeper, presi- Area Job Picture Improves Employment in the Alton area Increased by 975 during the two- month period ending May 15, and generally favorable employment conditions are expected for the next several months. The job situation Improvement was attributed to increased activity in all sector of the economy In the area, according to a report 'from the Illinois State Employment Service. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed in the area dropped by 900 to a figure of 1,350 by the middle of May. Reports from leading firms in the area, the report reveals, indicate that employment may edge upward by Mid-September with' small increases in ordnance and metals in the manufacturing classification. Non-manufacturing is expected to remain close to the present level of employment. Weather Helped Accelerated production schedules and favorable weather conditions were reported primarily responsible for the increase in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing industries. The 35 reporting firms in the manufacturing section showed a gain of 625 during the period from March 15 to May 15. At Owens- Illinois there were 300 additional jobs, partly due to a seasonal increase in demand for beverage containers, Additional government contracts for small arms ammunition brought a gain of 150 workers at Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corp. and primary metals showed a gain of 150 jobs. Jobs in non-durable 'goods industries increased by only 25, with a gairi of 100 in chemicals offset by a decline in petroleum refining as refinery automation was continued. The employment total, while showing a gain over the previous two-month period, was 650 below the level of May 15, 1962, in the 35 manufacturing firms. Refining Drops Petroleum refining dropped by 750 during the year because of automation, and ordnance and chemicals each dropped by 125 because of completion of government contracts. These losses were only partially offset by gains of 2bO in stone-clay-glass and 125 in primary metals. With construction leading 'the way, the 104 non-manufacturing groups reporting showed job increase of 325 for the two-month period. Seasonal work gave construction a rise pf 175, with government jobs showing a gain of 50 because of additional staffing of state government here. Retail jobs also showed an increase of 50, Of the unemployed currently registered at the ISES office in Alton, 38 per cent are unskilled and new job applicants. Of the others, 19 per cent seek clerical and sales jobs, 15 per cent are semi-skilled, 17 per cent are in services, 8 per cent are skilled and 3 per cent are seeking professional or managerial jobs. . The report includes 13J non-agricultural employers Jrt the 6V6 townships in northwestern Madison County, fncludjng the communities of Alton,' East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, South RCJ.V ana, Bethalto, Cottage Hills, Hartford and Godfrey. TODAY'S CHUCKLE If you wonder which is the stronger sex, men or women, watch wljlch one twists t h e other around her litUe linger, , dent of Local 81; Leslie Hale, negotiation committee of Local 81; and Leonard Witcher, vice president of the local union. Standing from left are: John Branham, shop steward for the union, and John P. Paul, personnel manager of the company. Mill Strike Ends In 2-Year Pact Company and union reached agreement today ending the 19- day old Peavey Co. strike by 160 members of Local 81 of the American Federation of Grain. Millers. The company will resume partial operation Monday, and will be in full operation Tuesday, a company spokesman said. Ship Sinks Following Collision QUEBEC (AP)—A British ore carrier collided with another British vessel in the foggy St. Lawrence; Seaway today and sank so quickly she was unable to send a distress signal. : A Roman Catholic priest at the scene said nine bodies were recovered from the water. Other ships in the area were reported to have picked up eight survivors and were looking for more. The number on board the ill-fated ship, the 13,000-ton Tri- tonica, was not immediately known. The collision occurred about 30 miles northeast of. here in dense fog off the island of Orleans at about 1 a.m. EST. The second ship was identified as the 6,000-ton freighter Roonagh Head. There was no report on her damage. She was participating in rescue operations, however. The transport department's marine radio station said the Tri- tonica had no time to .send a distress signal. Negotiating committees ol the company and union reached an oral agreement late Friday. Union members voted to accept the two- year contract at a meeting in Labor Temple on Union Street in Alton this morning. The contract will be signed Monday for a six cents an hour increase the first year and a seven cents boost the second year. Overtime work will be allotted according to seniority. These were two of the differences that led to the sudden strike. Both the company and union refused comment on the controversial relief time which the company wanted reduced, except to say a satisfactory agreement was reached. The union wanted the relief time to remain unchanged, which would give some men a half hour per day, others 45 minutes per day, and still others an hour, based on the type of work performed. It was pointed out by the union that men on the loading and packing 'production line needed the hour relief time because of the back-breaking work they perform. The company, however, wanted lo cut the breaks to two 15-minute periods per day. The men, who make an average wage of $2.54 per hour, will also receive eight cents an hour in fringe benefits, which was negotiated by the International union with the Peavey Co.'s home office. Accord on Nuclear Test Ban «• Is in Sight, Khrushchev Says Will Assist Wood River Flood Fight Wood Rivet- Township with Its long-time flooding problems received some hope for aid today when a U.S. Congressman, Molvin Price said he would arrange a meeting between Wood River officials and the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Paul Simon, Democratic state senator, also offered to assist officials in their flood troubles at a meeting late this morning in the Wood River Township Chamber of Commerce office. Simon told the group that he would -recommend that the bi- counly planning commission recently established look into Wood River Township'^ flooding problem. Carlton Laird, Wood River city manager, who was unable to attend the meeting left a statement in which he said "We have started to record some data on proper ty losses and to our surprise while Wood River, East Alton and the townships were flooding with a two inch rain, the Cahokia area farm land the Corps proposed to drain, was virtually without pond- jing." I Marshall Smith, Wood River citj attorney, explained that rural ele merits were given consideration in the Cahokia area due to the Cahokia levee, which was installec by the federal government and was reported to have contributec to flooding in the Cahokia farm area. Congressman Price already has helped the city of Wood River obtain a Federal planning aid grant of 516,000 in which preliminary studies revealed severe flooding conditions in certain urban areas. Glendale Gardens and Lincoln Addition, residential areas on the outskirts of the city of Wood River and the village of East Alton, have had flooding conditions with every heavy rain storm. The city, township and village representatives agreed to form a study group and arrange for a meeting date with Corps of Engineers. Price said the problem'of hillside drainage has been becoming serious in the last few years due to the stripping of timber from land around residential areas. The congressman suggested that the study group formed by the area officials should aim foi the immediate establishment of a pump station to relieve flooded areas. Talks Continue Amid Optimism BULLETIN MOSCOW (AP)—Premier Khrushchev told ambassadors at a reception tonight that the nuclear test ban talks are going on so well that "an agreement is in sight." YOUTHFUL PICKETS CHICAGO — A young Negro and white child walk hand-in-hand in demonstration put on by Congress on Racial Equality outside the Chicago Board of Education headquarters Friday night. —(AP Wirephoto) Says Parking Area Owed to Upper Alton WARM WE4 THER SPORT Not seeming to care about the July SHU beating down, these fb wen Ijavp settlex! d,omi to a relaxing -•-•-" by $e river iieur Looks. Mrs, Don Fyffe and her daugli- ter. Jeauie, of St, Imfa are j ground. The Upper Alton business district needs a parking lot — with or without meters — and it's the city's job to provide one as it has done for other business areas, an Upper Alton merchant said today. Henry Moore, president of the Upper Alton Business Men's Assn. told the Telegraph the city has taken in about $100,000 from Upper Alton parking meters during the past 15 years or so, and this money has helped to pay oil revenue bonds for off-street paiking lots in the Downtown and East End business districts. "Now that it's our turn to get a parking lot," Moore said, "we hear talk of e'iminalir}; a!! met- Drummond Convicted Of Spying NEW YORK (AP) — Navy Yeoman Nelson C. Drummond has been convicted by a federal court jury of conspiracy to commit espionage for the Soviet Union. The stocky, moustached Drummond, 34, his wife by his side, blinked Friday night as the verdict was announced but showed no oilier outward emotion, The maximum penalty on the conviction is death. Judge Thomas C. Murphy set Aug. 15 for sen- :encing. It was the Negro yeoman's second trial on the charges. The first trial ended in a hung jury. The second jury—10 men and .wo women, one of the latter a Negro—deliberated 11 hours and 40 minutes before bringing in its verdict on the first count of the two-count indictment. Murphy declared a mistrial on he second count, which charged Drummond with actually commit- ing espionage acts at the time of tils arrest last Sept. 28 in Larchmont, N.Y. The jury reported that it was unable to reach agreement on that count. On the first count, Urummond was found guilty of conspiring with four Soviet agents in a plot to provide military data, including information onnaval weapons systems, maintenance of submarines and electronic equipment. Prummond admitted during the trial, which started July 8, that lie got between $20,000 and $24,000 from Soviet agents over several years- He claimed (Hal the material he sold them was not classified and was harmless, Drummond, a native of Baltimore, served 16 years in the Navy. His basic salary was $120.95 month. At the same time he owned a bar and grill in Newport, li.l., where he was stationed. ers in the citv. We must have meters if that's the only way to gel ou • pai'miii? lot. No Bight to Do It "We don't feel any part of the city has a right to pull out meters we have contributed support to before we -get our lot." Moore conceded that meters might be detrimental to business, but suggested that if meters are removed, merchants throughout Ihe cily "should conlribute their share to provide an Upper Alton lot ... We feel we have paid for our lot in advance." Moore's comments to the Telegraph today followed disclosure of plans for Mayor P. W. Day to sound out merchants in Alton to gel their views on the parking mete r situation, both on the streets and in off-street parking lots. Tlie mayor was instructed to get views of various business organizations by the City Council real estate committee, after the committee met- to consider a proposal to float a $250,000 bond issue for two mete red lots. The proposal, recommended by the city's off- street parking commission, called for the sale of revenue bonds to finance metered lots in the Upper Alton and downtown business districts. The proposal was referred to the real estate committee when some Upper Alton merchants objected to plans for the parking lot in their business section. They contended metered lots would drive shoppers to shopping centers which provide free parking. of Discuss It Dewey Ward, president Downtown Alton, Inc., said his group will discuss the subject at its meeting Wednesday. W. Eccles Huff, president of the East End Improvement Assn., said his organization will consider the city request at its meeting t h e second week in .August, but individual members would probab- ly discuss it among themselves before that. The real estate committee found that meter revenues have been declining in recent years and an extensive meter replacement program is indicated soon. Therefore the committee said, a complete study of the whole meter situation would be advisable before any action is taken. If merchants should recommend elimination of all meters and the city should follow their recommendations, t h e proposed bond issue would be shelved and plans for the two off-street parking lots probably would be can celed. Forest Park Highlands Destroyed ST. LOUIS (AP)—The Forest Park Highlands amusement park was to have closed this year after its 6Sth season. The closing came sooner than expected. Fire destroyed nearly all of it Friday, No one was injured seriously. The fire started in the basement of the park's restaurant, police said. A brisk wind blew it out of control. It desiroyed three large buildings, a merry-go-round and other rides. The smoke could be seen 20 miles away. Forest Park Highlands was a St. Louis landmark dating back to 1896. It started as a beer gar den and restaurant. For 67 years it has been a place for thrilling rides, family outings by day and dancing by night. It was scheduled to close at the end of the season to become the site for the new St. Louis Junior College Campus. Khrushchev made the comment in the presence of Undersecretary of Stale .W. Avercll Harriman, head of the U.S. delegation to Ihe three-power talks, at a reception in Ihe Kremlin for Janos Kadar. Hungarian governmenl and patty leader. The Soviet loader seemed eag- r to express publicly the confidence he appeared to feel about .he negotiations. He called Harriman up to him just as tho American delegation !hief was leaving lo allencl a Russian-American track moot. There was a greal deal of gay banter, with Harriman and others taking part in the center of the sig St. George reception hall of Ihe Kremlin. Then, according to the several ambassadors gathered around, Khrushchev said: The talks are going on well. There have been no obstacles. If they go on as they have, an agreement is in sight." Offer Aids Chances Khrushchev's offer Friday lo ease cold war lensions with a sweeping sel of war prevenlion proposals had boosted speculation about the possibility of an East West summit conference. Some diplomatic source- indicated the proposals involved so ivich thai not one but a series of summit conferences may be necessary. The Soviet premier offered Friday to back up a nuclear lest ban agreement with a nonagres* sion pact and a system of airfield and railroad insp°clions to prevent surprise atlacks. He also gave the first officia indication that U. S.-British-Sovi el negotiations here are fast ap preaching a formal agreement to ban all but underground nucleai tests. "The most important thing is for each side to display a willingness to case tensions and to liquidate the state of the cold war." Khrushchev said the nonng- [i-ession pact, togelher with an agreement to prevent surprise nuclear atlacks, would be most acceptable lo him and "would be received with great satisfacllon by world public opinion." Washington's immediate reaction was to ask to see the nuclear test ban agreement spelled out before proceeding with Khrushchev's other proposals. Valerian Zorin, Soviet deputy foreign minister, told a reporter the tesl ban talks may conclude by the middle or end of next week. The talks, which began July 15, originally were expected to last about 10 days. Impasse on Inspection Khrushchev said he would like to see the agreemenl include a ban on underground explosions, bul implied such a pad may nol be immediately possible due lo the impasse over on-site inspec lions. Appearing in warm good humor, Khrushchev made his pro posals in a 90-minutc speech at a rneeling honoring Hungary's vis iling premier and Communist Parly leader, Janos Kadar. The 6,000 persons present interrupted him repeatedly with applause and cheers. Khrushchev's proposals may be elaborated later today svhen U. S. Undersecretary of Slate W. Aver ell Harriman and Britain's Lord Hailsham meet wilh Soviel For eign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko lo resume their tesl ban negotiations. With tho lest ban, Khrushchev said he also wants a nonaggres- sion agreement between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and its Communist counterpart, the Warsaw Pact. He first tied the two togelher in a July 2 speech in East Berlin. Wauls Less Tension Realizing a package deal would encounter rough sledding, he opened a new way to negotiations by saying: "We think that the question of the form of the non- aggression pact can be solved without any great difficulties to the mutual satisfaction of both sides. The most important thing is not Die form, but the consent. Eclipse? No, But... Saucers in the Sky! While Americans this morning were anticipating the approaching eclipse of the sun, at least five Jer- seyvilie residents reported they already had seen a big show in the sky — flying saucers ugain! The Jerseyans reported seeing a round object "with a black center surrounded by bright lights" hovering northeast of Jerseyviile at •1:30 a.m. today, The five persons, two of them policemen, saw the object from different vantage points and came up with coinciding reports, Two of the observers, William Wedding and Jerry Beiermann, employed in Alton area industries, saw the object while driving home from work. They were driving different oars and each saw what he described without knowing the other had had a similar experience. Police Sgt. Kenneth Weller and Patrolman Howard Sandburg also reported seeing the object and when Joseph Foster, operator of the local police radio system, also reported seeing the apparent "saucer," they telephoned Scott Airforce Base. The Air Force offered no explanation for the specter but the police were Informed that one plane from Ihe base was aloft. All of those who reported observing the object said it had "rope-like" appendages. The police ventured that what they had seen could have been the result of peculiar atmospheric conditions, perhaps allied with the approaching eclipse of the sun. Yet this theory didn't hcc'iii to them to lie adequate, they said, because they got a closer look through binoculars. "Jt just didn't look like an illusion," s«t. Wollor suld. China Says Khrushchev Capitulating 'MOSCOW (AP) — Premier Khrushchev and Red China's emissaries to the Moscow "peace talks" are scheduled to meet this evening for what was believed to be their first encounter since the Chinese arrived two weeks ago. Khrushchev disclosed his date for a supper meeting with the Chinese lo Western diplomats at a Kremlin reception for visiting Hungarian Premier Janos Radar. The announcement followed an nccusntion by Red China that the Soviet premier was capitulating to the West and was poisoning the people's minds with his talk about the horrors of nuclear war. Peking also took up Khrushchev's challenge to take the Chinese-Soviet dispute before the people by announcing it would air to the world both sides of the Communist argument. Khrushchev, reasserting his claim to leadership of the Communist world, dared the Chinese Friday to go to any plant or collective farm and submit their program alongside of his. Sputtering mud, Khrushchev predicted that the people would listen politely, then tell the Chinese to "get out." While Khrushchev raged against the Chinese in an extemporaneous outburst at a Kremlin rally, Soviet and Chinese delegates remained at odds in another session of thoir ideological talks In the Lenin Hills. They reportedly were trying to draft a communi- que to end the talks that began with misgivings July 5. Khrushchev's challenge and Peking's reply reflected the apparent failure of the negotiators to heal the rift that has split the Communist world. Khrushchev, following up Sunday's Kremlin statement opposing Peking's hard line, told the rally that survivors of a nuclear war might "envy the dead." In Peking, the Chinese replied that Khrushchev's argument "confuses and poisons people's minds." The official Peking People's Daily drew attention lo Mao Tze- Tung's statement that "mankind will definitely not be ciestroyt?<l even if the imperialists insist on a nuclear war with the possible- sacrifice of hundreds of millions of people." The Chinese Communist party 'eutnil Committee, announcing an "epoch-making" p'an to push ts side of the quarrel, said ll .voukl publish and broadcast *n many languages its Juno 14 statement assailing Khrushchev's policy of peaceful >:ouxlsloncc HB well as the Kremlin's rebuttal. The Chinese said they also would disseminate statements they said Yugoslavia, tho United States and India Issued In support of the Soviet position. By alclng all sides of tho argument, tho Chine-no sold it would buconje t'k-ui' who was tailing th* truth. DATA AT THE DAM .lamp iodny 78*. River Mug* below (km ut a 5.0. Pool

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