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ALfON EVfcMMG SAfUftDAV, JULV 20,1963 PLEASANT SUNDAY continue hot and humid Saturday night from southern Plains and lower Mississippi valley eastward to the Atlantic. To the north some cooler temperatures and less humidity are expected from middle Mississippi valley 1.2th St. $ 44,000 MFT Cost Okayed through the Ohio and Tennessee valleys to middle Atlantic coast. Scattered showers and thtmdershowers are due in parts of north Atlantic coast states and parts of the Tennessee valley.—(AP Wirephoto Map) WeatherForecast New Date for Suspension of Bar License The 30-day suspension of the license of Bob and Lee's Tavern, 817 Belle St., will begin at the close of business Thursday, citj officials said today. The new date for the suspen sion to take effect was set todaj after the Illinois Liquor Contro Commission denied an application for a rehearing filed by the tav ern owners. The commission ear lier this month upheld the suspension ordered by the Alton Liquoi Commission. Virgil Jacoby, attorney for t h e tavern owners, said he would probably file an appeal on the ruling in Circuit Court. The court at that time could order the suspension delayed until the outcome of the litigation. Licensees of the tavern are Robert D. Gill and Lee R. Gill. Their license was suspended by the Alton commission after a hearing on charges the tavern violated closing hour laws by selling drinks after 1 a.m. April 29. Seek Review Of Ruling On Nesmith MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Court of Appeals has been asked to review a decision in favor of a college professor and his wife in their $100,000 dam age suit against three Montgom ery police officials. The suit arose from the 196( arrest of Dr. and Mrs. Richarc Nesmith on charges of disorderly conduct when they and 10 stu dents ate with a Negro group a a local cafe. Nesmith, who formerly taugh at MacMurray College in Jack sonville, 111., and now who teach es in Kansas City, had stoppec in the Alabama capital on a toui of several southern states witl his wife and the sociology stu dents. They were convicted in City Court, but either a slate Circui Court or the Alabama Court o Appeals eventually reversed al convictions. The Nesmiths filed the damage suit against the then police chief, G.J. Ruppenthal, Police Commissioner L.B. Sullivan anc Police Sgt, H.D. Alford. The $44,000 motor fuel tax apro- priation for the blacktop resurfacing of E. 12th Street has been approved by the Division of High ways and plans for the improve ment will now be submitted. Notice of the approval of the appropriation, made by the city council last June 12, was receiv cd Friday afternoon by Public Works Director Paul A. Lenz who said that the way is now opev for the plans to be offered f o i review of the state engineers. Plans for the resurfacing have been drawn in the public works department office, and are com plete except for one final detail said Lenz. A field check remains to be made at the 12th and Alby intersection. This will be made early next week, and the plans will then go to the district highway engineer's office. The 12th Street resurfacing ex tends from Alby Street eastward to Liberty Street and will include reconstruction and replacement of the pavement in the former street car aisle from Alby to Henry. The old, disintegrled railway ties hat have caused pavement settle- nents are to be removed. Lenz said that the block from Henry to Liberty on 12th is not the arterial street category vhich automatically entitles it to naintenance - and improvement vith motor fuel taxes. However, the state has approved its inclusion in the project because it affords an important con- lecting link between two arterial streets. A feature of the 12th street project will be inclusion of a concrete "stop slab, 50 feet in length immediately east of the Alby intersection. This is to eliminate possibility that blacktop, if used there, would ruffle up under heavy traffic, as has been the case at crossing stops on several other bituminous- surfaced hills here. Dentists Can't Segregate In Illinois CHICAGO (AP)—Illinois' 7,725 licensed dentists will be forbidden to deny dental care to any person because of race, religion, color or national origin under a new state ruling. The Illinois Department of Registration and Education an nounced Friday that the rule slip ulatcs that any dentist who neglects, fails or refuses to render professional services on t h e s e grounds shall be deemed guilty of improper, unprofessional or dishonorable conduct. STlll SHINING Streetlight still shines after the utility pole sup- apUntered in two by an automobile in ; of JJ» Broadway Friday night, The car Pansy Hamilton! 85, of East Alton, who „) feUjWiieep at the wheel, The driver, .•* cut wer i»er right eye, was charged Alton and vicinity — Generally fair and pleasant through Sunday High Sunday near 90. Low tonigh in 60's. BombDrop* By Error; None Hurt SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A vyN taNcNk bomber drop peda navy attack bomber dropped a bomb by mistake on crowded downtown Market Street Fridaj during the noon rush to lunch The pale blue bomb was a prac tice one. The gunpowder in i didn't explode. And it hit nobody But it caused plenty of excite ment. "I used to fly a bomber in Italy," said Policeman Normal Ronneberg. "I never expected to get bombec in the streets of San Francisco.' "It looked like a shotgun hac blown a tnree-inch hole througl: my office window," said Bob Cuy ler of Menlo Park, an executive on the seventh floor of the eight story, glass-walled IBM Building The 25-pound bomb came loosi as Lt. R. A. Kiner of Anaheim Calif., headed his A4A Skyhawk toward a landing at Alameda Nfaval Air Station after a practice sombing run over California's Central Valley. The bomb, falling 25,000 feet, missed the crowded sidewalks and gouged a hole in the Middle ot Market Street a foot wide and four inches deep. Then it bounced n a 300-foot arc over a five-story Duilding while a fragment hit Cuyler's seventh-floor office. Next the Mark 76, Model 5 bomb tore a chunk of concrete from a cornice on the fourth floor of the Phoenix Building on Pine Street more than a block away. Then it thudded to the street and bounced against a Pacific Gas Electric Co. truck in which three workmen were eating sandwiches. "We hard the thump," said one startled workman, Cleo Fain, of San Bruno. "I got out of the truck and here was the tail piece of this bomb on the street about 10 feet away. Boy, next time we eat unch with our hard hats on." Illinois Seeks Liaison With Washington WASHINGTON (AP) — The next session of the Illinois Legis lature will be asked to approve creation of a state liaison office in Washington to help increase the state's share of defense contracts. An eight-member, bipartisan 11 linois legislative committee said Friday that it will recommend such action. The group reported its decision after meetings with II linois congressmen and Defense Department officials. Establishment of a state liaison office was defeated by the recently concluded legislature, which directed the committee to inquire into the possibility of get ting a greater share of federal defense expenditures, John A. Kennedy, representing the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry, reported that Illinois is third in amount of taxes paid but 41st in the amount of defense work. Chairman Peter J. Miller, a Re-publican representative from Chicago, said it is planned that a formal report will be prepared later recommending that the leg Islature provide funds to estab lish the office. The committee noted that sev^ era I other states, including Cali- [ornia and Pennsylvania, have established similar offices in Wash- ngton. The committee members saUl that such an office would be directly concerned with provid- ng congressional representatives, state industry and others with information on direct government procurement and plans for government facilities such as la bora lories, supply depots and clerical centers. Eastern Storms Abate n.v THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Storms abated across most areas in the Eastern half of the nation today after Friday night's severe thunderstorms and tornad- ic winds in many areas. Violent weather, with heavy rain, hail and strong winds, hit northeastern Illinois, southern Lake Michigan, northern In diana and southwest Wisconsin Tornadic winds struck Antioch 111., near the Wisconsin line, an in Niles, a northwest surub o Chicago. The severe thunderstorms se up a seiche, a sudden rise In th level of Lake Michigan, along th east shore. The Coast Guard a Holland, Mich., reported a rise o 6 to 10 feet as the seiche mov« northward along the shore. Hundreds of policemen wer pasted along the lake front in Ch cago and traffic was diverted ol Lake Shore Drive. Beaches, hai bors, piers and docks were evacu atcd; Some 2,000 persons in Me Cormick Place, the expositio center on the lakctront, were 01 dered by police to leave the built ing. The Weather Bureau reported rise in the lake level of 6.4 fee recorded at the Coast Guard sta tion in Waukegan, about 40 mile north of Chicago, and an unofficia rise of 2 to 6 feet along the Ch cago lakefront. However, no in juries were reported. A seiche is produced by un stable air, thunderstorms an sudden rises and falls in baro metic pressure. Eight person drowned on June 26, 1954, as the were fishing in Chicago in a sim lar lakefront phenomenon. Thunderstorms also rumble across the upper Ohio Valle states and into the North Atlanti seaboard and across the hot an humid Southeast. The storms con tinued during the early mornin in sections of the lower Grea Lakes Region and Ohio Valley One man was killed by electri shock from a 2,200-volt powe line that fell on his car and se it on fire during a violent thunder storm in jlthaca, N.Y. New Truck Payoffs Reported CHICAGO (AP)—A state safet; official has disclosed that an in vestigation is underway into re ports of payments by truckers t state troopers checking over weight violations in the Elgin Dis trict. James MacMahon, assistant di rector of public safety, made the disclosure Friday during a tria of suspended Capt. Edwin J Dvorak, a former district com nander charged with accepting payoffs to overlook violations. Dvorak was charged following an investigation last year of re ported payoffs in the Irving Park District. It resulted in the demo ion, resignation suspension anc dismissal of scores of troopers. The new investigation centers testimony given by trucking operators at Dvorak's trial, Wiliam H. Morris, state police superintendent, said. Detectives have been assignee o check reports of gifts to troop- irs by truckers at Christmas and 'acation times, Morris said. Testimony of truckers was the irst break for investigator.-, checking reports of payoffs to El gin District personnel, he said. The charges against Dvorak vere taken under advisement a he end of his trial before the State Police Merit Board Friday ^o ruling is expected for 60 days Dvorak is accused of accepting .ip to $10.000 in gratuities from Tuckers in return for overlooking some overweight violations. Chalk Sketch to Be On Theme of Hymn Harold Fulkerson will present a colored chalk drawing of "T h e Old Rugged Cross" while t h e lymn is played on the organ al he 7:30 p.m. sendee Sunday at Main Street Baptist Church. The pastor's theme will be on the same subject. Group singing in the auditorium vill follow the service', and re- reshments will be served by the social committee. Nine Youths Caught by Deputies in Bar Raid ATTENTION .. - TRUCK and CAR DRIVERS We Repair and Change All Kinds of Tires. 24 HOUR ROAD SERVICE Insist On Union Service CALL HO 2-8623 HAPER'S 24-HOUR TOWING SEKVICI liUl Pearl St. Alton, III. EDWARDSVTLLE — Oper- up nine youths, ages 16-20, at were charged today with illegal sale of liquor to minors after a squad of deputies rounded ators of a South Roxana tavern the tavern Friday night. Elma Worrell and Harry Brown, holders of a county liquor license for the Shelbar, 103 E. Madison Ave. (Old Ed- ivardsvillo Road), South Ro.xana, were charged in a warrant i* sued by noon today by Justice of the Peace Earl Vuagniaux on complaint of Chief Deputy Sheriff George Ramur.h. Rour, lerl up in the- visit to me est'iblislmifnt by deputies shortlv after 10 p.m. Friday wure nine youths who gave ad- drcases in Alton. Wood River Edwardsville and South Ro.xanu two who later signed statements (admitting they ware served alcoholic beverages at the tavern located near the Shell Oil Co. refinery. Sut and Deputies Tom Lociimann and Tom Lakin, in plainclothes, entered the bar about 10 p.m. inside the deputies "seated themselves" and observed 'a boy come in" who bought 3 six- packs of beer. Deputy Lakin followed the 16 year-old outside while Deput.v Lochmann remained in the establishment. On the tavern parking lot the plainclothes deputy asked to see the "boy's identification." The youth gave his age as 16 and said he lived in Wood River. The deputy sheriff stopped three teenagers who drove by the parking lot "to pick up the boy with the beer." Accompanied by Deputy Lakin, the four teenagers were taken to Wood River Police Department where other deputies waited. On order of Chief Deputy Sheriff George Ramach, the deputies drove to the tavern, led by Investigator Louis Bowman. Stopped at Door Deputy Lochmann, who was still inside the bar, pointed out to arriving deputies another youth o was reportedly drinking in the place. One teenager walked .0 the door but was stopped by Deputies William .Renken of Al- tonand Melvin Bess of Edwardsville. The youth, who gave an address in South Roxana, admitted in a signed statement to Bowman that he drank beer in the tavern. The youth from Wood River also signed a statement that he bought three six-packs of beer at the establishment. He said he met the other boys, one from East Alton and three from Edwardsville in Wood River earlier in the evening. One of the Edwardsville youths agreed to drive the Wood River teenager to the tavern to uy the beer. An Alton teenager and two youngsters from South Roxana, who were inside the place, said they were not drinking but only 'came there to hear the music." A number of cars were in the marking lot when deputies arrived and a band was playing inside. Sheriff Barney Fraundorf said oday he would continue to crack down on taverns in unincorporated areas of the county who sell alcoholic beverages to minors. Break-In of AVEC Building Reported The new headquarters of Alton Volunteer Emergency Corps at ''forth Rodgers and Bloomer Drive ivas broken into last night but, up :o noon, it was undetermined just what if anything had been taken. Police said it appeared the entry night have been the work of boys. The break in was reported to )olice at 10:40 a.m. today by Don- did Laux, a member of the AVEC. Dies in Collision Near Litchfield LITCHFIELD, III. (AP)-Henry Wighterich, 34, of Giard, 111,,was dlled today in a two-car collision north of Litchfield on U.S. 66. Police said the driver of the other car, Louis King Jr., 43, of St. Louis is in St. pital in Litchfield njury. Francis Hos with a neck FAMILY ECLIPSE PROJECT BAR HARBOR, Maine—Alan Niel- sou of Pompton Plains, N.J., gets help from his wife and children in setting up two and six-inch diameter telescopes on 1500-foot Cadilac Mountain for obser- vation of today's total solar eclipse. Karen, 9, and David, 10, place stones on base to steady telescope mounts.— (AP Wirephoto) Weekend Meetings Scheduled To Head Off Railroad Strike WASHINGTON (AP)— Secretarv of Labor W. Willard Wirtz an nounced today meetings will con tinue through the weekend in an attempt at settling by agreemen the railway work rules dispute Wirtz said the meetings witl representatives of both the car riers and the five on-train unions will be held in a "final attempt' at reaching agreement before President Kennedy submits rec emendations for legislation in dispute to Congress on Monday Wirtz's announcement came pri or to release of a 15 page state ment of the facts and issues in the four-year railway labor dis pute as compiled by a specia six-man committee named by tto President. The committee's report, the re suit of a week long effort, wil contain no recommendations toward settlement of the dispute bu will merely sum up the facts anc issues involved and provide the background for Kennedy's legis lative recommendations. Wirtz told a news conference that he and Assistant Secretary of Labor James J. Reynolds anc chairman Francis A. O'Neill Jr of the National Mediation Board will meet this afternoon with representatives of the firemen anc engineer unions. Separate Sessions Following that, he said, a ses sion will be held with union rep resentatives of the trainmen, con ductors and switchmen. A 7 p.m. EST session then wil held with the representatives of the carriers. Wirtz explained that his use the word "final" in describing the weekend meetings applied on ly to the schedule set up by Kennedy for filing legislative r ommendations with Congress on Monday. He said that this does not pre elude the possibility of continued meetings through next week if no agreement is reached over the weekend. Congress has one week, unti July 29, to take action under deadline set by Kennedy. Under the agreement with Ken nedy, the carriers pledged them selves not to put in effect the con troversial new work rules elimin ating thousands of new jobs unti that date, The unions also agreer not to strike until then. Asked whether there is any in dication that the parties involve* are ready to make a settlement Wirtz said: "There was enough indication to persuade us that this negotiat WE DO OUR OWN FINANCING AT SLACK ind APPLIANCE CO, 293 W. Third St.-Downtpwn Alton Long Term8~-JH»ny, Muny Months to |>«yl ing should be done." Set to Move Meamvhile, Congress was tool ing up to move promptly on Kennedy's recommendations to aver a strike, but few members thought it could act in a week Congressional committee staffs have done considerable research and hearings are expected to start in both branches within a day or up hi so after Kennedy sends proposals on Monday. . , Legislators said the length o time needed to pass a law wil depend on the depth of the Presi dent's recommendations. Sen. Lister Hill, D-Ala., chair man of the Senate Labor Com mittee, said it "would be moving mighty fast" to get the bil through in one week before the July 29 deadline. Hope for Delay But there was some hope tha if Congress showed a determina tion to act by that time, the rail roads and unions might again decide to postpone the showdown Under an agreement made -H the White House July 10, the car riers agreed to hold off instituting new work rules—which eventually would eliminate 65,000 jobs—unti July 29. The five operating unions also agreed not to call a strike before then. The President received a report Friday on the facts and issues in the dispute. Its contents will be made public today. The President is expected to use the report as a basis for recommending legislation to solve the dispute and avert or vtop a nation wide strike. One highly placed member of Congress said he understood Ken nedy would propose a narrowly restricted solution applying only MORE PROTECTION BUT YOUR COST IS LOWER! For more than 85 years Millers Mutual has provided sound Insurance protection at a substantial savings In cost. 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They want to eliminate jobs, largely those of diesel freight firemen, which they maintain are unnecessary and are costing the railroads and the public $600 million a year. The unions have fought the proposals to institute the new work rules, contending the jobs are necessary for safety and training. *MMM«I Says.Tawes • Dodging Parley CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP)-tnte« . gratiotilst lenders, accused by Gov. J. Mlllard TaWes o! hindering negotiations aimed at ending strife In Cambridge, have threatened to resume demonstrations tonight. Apparently only the arrival of ' racial relations committee of • the Maryland Bar Association* " could forestall a demonstration— , which Is forbidden' under modified martial law, enforced by Rational Guard troops, The' attorneys, drawn almost unwillingly Into the dispute as , mediators, aren't likely to move ; that quickly, , ' ,; "The earliest we would meet ;; would be Monday," said William • McWllllams, the committee -"• chairman, who said the next regit- ".,, lar mecllnR'ls set for Wednesday ; in Balllmorn. ' Fourleon persons were arrested during a demonstration last Tues- ••• day. Further marches were called " off when 'State Ally. Gen. Thomas " B. Fimin announced, that the bar association committee would be asked to mediate the dispute. The committee, formed to pro- • ve-nt .situations similar lo that in " Cambridge, agreed lo tackle the ' job after making It plain. It did ' not" like Hie way Its services had Iwon suggested by Flnan. The attorney general was due here today "to assure the people of my good faith" in trying to get I ho Imvynrs into the town of 12,000 by the weekend. His prospects were not bright, « In a statewide radio-television j broadcast Friday night Tawes " claimed "leadership of the integration movement in Cambridge is fragmented," and hinders negotiations. Within 30 minutes, three Negro leaders exhibited a united front while addressing a group of about ! 300 persons from the tailgate of ", truck parked outside the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. "We are ready to demonstrate tomorrow if that committee is not . sent in here tomorrow, regardless J of what the governor says," Mrs. * Gloria Richardson, chairman of the Cambridge Non-violent Action * Committee, said. ' Stanley, Branche, a field secre- ' tary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, told the cheering crowd: "We're going to march together, and If need be, we'll go to jail together." _ Piasa Indians \ Add Three Wins In Niles Event Alton's 'prize-winning' Piasa In-' dian Senior Drug and Baton Corps added three more first place tro- ; phies to their hoard today at the state championships in Niles, III. ',', Competing against five other teams in each division, the Alton • crew won championships in the color guard, drum and baton corps divisions. MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY JULY 22-23-24! MEN'S or LADIES' SUITS! PLAIN DRESSES! CLEANED AND PRESSED EACH TRY OUR QUALITY SHIRT SERVICE BOX STORAGE $ 2.99 Per Box PLUS REGULAR CLEANING CHARGE TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS: MONTICELLO PLAZA GODFREY, ILLINOIS EASTGATE PLAZA EAST ALTON, ILLINOIS COMPLETE EXPERT ALTERATIONS I

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