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Saturday, July 20, 1963
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•''' ?• • S • WJs SATUftBAY,-JULY 20,18$ ALfON EVENING REFRESHER COURSE Felix, the weighty sea elephant at the zoo in Frank- a long way from his habitat at sea but makes himself furt, Germany, gets a welcome shower from a sympa- right at home as the girl tilts bucket over him.—(AP thetic young girl during heat wave this week. Felix is Wirephoto) ^^^ Week in Business Kennedy Medicine for U.'S. Deficit Potent By DARDEN CHAMBLISS AP Business News Writer NEW YORK (AP)-The administration has prescribed strong medicine for the nation's balance of payments illness that..recently took a turn for the worse. • These efforts to preserve the dollar's good credit rating in international commerce took the spotlight in the week's economic events. •The Federal Reserve Board boosted the interest rate it charges commercial banks, thereby seeking to make investments here attractive enough to keep more money at home, President Kennedy called for a tax on purchase of foreign stocks on U.S. exchanges to discourage investment money from leaving via that route. And Kennedy announced that the country has, for the first time, arranged to tap the International Monetary Fund for $500 million, if needed, to counter any speculative raids on Ihe dollar. . These moves represent further efforts to treat the international payments problem selectively, with last possible side effects on the domestic economy. That- domestic economy, meanwhile, continued ,tp perk along heartily despite the threat of a rail strike. , ; The Labor Department reported the average earnings of factory workers hit an all-time high of $100.61 a . week in June, a month In which . over-all employment topped 70 million for (lie first time. Secretary of Labor W, Willa'rd Wirtz called the figures "impressive," said they reflected a continued strengthening the economy. Steel production turned upward, suggesting the slump following a new labor contract may not last as long as expected. The Federal Reserve Board production index hit W5.1 per cent for the fifth consecutive monthly record. President Kennedy reported that higher-thaivexpected tax revenues and loweivthan-expected spending reduced the budget deficit for the year;, ended .June 30 to J0.2 billion compared to ?8.8 billion that had been forecast. ' Another highlight of the week's news still;was being evaluated. That was a critical report by the Securities and lExchange Cpmrols- slon on stock trading practices. Among pUjer a^fipniM 0 e» se W e payments problem wasKinnedys request that Copveus enact .an "interest equalization tax" on foreign securities' purchased here. The idea Js tg take wme of the glamour from higher'feturn foreign stocks. The President said that the plans he Described should the deficit by some f? bilJion jii the next year and a half. Wall Street reacted to the Kennedy proposal and Uie SEC re* port with quick downturns. A# earlier SEC report had been mild, »nd tills second chapter*. ||oor t»-adijig by bers for their own accounts, spe- cialist'practices, handling of odd lot sales, and over-the-counter operations — caught people off guard. .,.„,.-, The report's prime attention was on the possibility that exchange members stood to.gain in ordinately by their right to trade stocks on their own directly on the exchange floor, that the stock spe clalists weren't as good as they should be at .keeping the market operating smoothly, that commissions charged small investors need closer watch and that trading of stocks , not listed on exchanges should be policed better. Sales on the New York Stock exchange totaled 17,298,140 compared with 18,655,910 a week ago. Bond sales also. dropped slightly to $20,444,000 par value from last week's total of $21,660,700. Miss Illinois To Be Named In Test Tonight AURORA, HI. (AP)-Miss Illinois, the state's representative in the Miss America contest later this month in Atlantic City, will be named in Aurora tonight. Contestants from Elmhurst and Danville were named preliminary event winners Friday night as the Miss Illinois pageant judges worked to narrow the field of 40 to 10 finalists, Nancy Campbell of Elmhursl, competing as Miss DuPage County, won the talent competition In Friday night's judging. The 21- year-old University of Michigan coed played and Fong an original composition. The preliminary swim suit winner was Lynn Pedigo, a sopho more at Illinois Slate University at Normal'. Miss Pedigo, , 19, is from Danville and is competing as Miss Georgetown. 5 Counties of Area Get June MFT Amounts A Motor Fuel Tax allotment of 51,422,714 for June has been made to Illinois townships and road districts, the Illinois Department of Finance reported today, The five counties of the Telegraph, area received: Calhoun, J4.887; Greene, J1&Q98; Jersey, $7,502; Macoupin, 521,350; and Madison, $18,899, '>.'-: i ' •„,.'•" - : - ! '• Drank 'Bleach An East Alton glri, 2, who drank bleach Friday afternoon, was reported in good condition today, Deborah Babcock, daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. Gene Babcock of Rhondell Lane, picked up a cup of the liquid that her motoher had set out to, use in washing. The girt was treated and. released at Alton Memorial Hospital. Rockefeller's Rights Move Probable Loser By JACK BELL MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller's effort to put the 55th annual Governors' Conference on record for strong civil rights action appeared marked for defeat today. The best t'he New York governor seemed likely to salvage from an effort that appeared to be designed to revive his nose-diving campaign for the 1964 GOP presidential nomination might be a non-conference resolution signed by some Republican and Democratic state- executives. At a news conference in New York Friday, Rockefeller renewed his charge that Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona could become a "captive candidate"'for the nomination unless he rid himself of support by the John Birch Society and others of what he called the radical right. Rockefeller said the basic is sue in the party is not between conservatives and liberals but whether "the extreme right wing is going to infiltrate the party." Out of a possible conference at- lendance of about 50 governors— .ncluding those of the territories— 19 told the Associated Press they intended to vote for, und eight 10 oppose, in Monday's first bus'- ness session a change '.n the conference rules which would require unanimous approval—instead of the present two-thirds majority—for the adoption >f any resolution. The rules can be changed by a majority vote of IVose present. Rockefeller has proposed a .*ei % ' ies of resolutions, One of these calls for cooperation by the state executives with President Kennedy in "achieving equal rights and opportunities regardless of race, creed or color." It also woulri set up a continuing conference committee to police v-ivil rights. With recognition thnt the proposed change in the rules-would prevent conference lotion on the Rockefeller proposals, 14 D?rno- cratlc and five Republican governors said they would support the amendment for unanimity. They included the Democratic governors of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, NeHaska, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia find Washington. The five Republicans indue! ed the governors of Ari?onu. Kan sas, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyom Ing. Opposing the rules change were Democratic governors of Alaska Conneftlcut. Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Wisconsin. Besides Rockefeller himself, only GOP Gov. Mark 0. Hatflfld of Oregon, mentioned as a pos slble vice presidential running mate if the New York governor heads the 1964 ticket, said he would vote against the an»en<<- ment. •GOP Qov. William \V, Scrantc.i of Pennsylvania, a favorite t»nn candidate lw thj presidential nomination, and Democratic a A- .Carvel of Delaware sent they wouldn't attend the con ference in time for a vote on the issue. Sixteen governors said they were undecided on the question Well Gas Blamed in 2 Deaths PITTSFIELD, 111. M — A deadly combination of carbon monoxide and methane gas has been blamed by authorities for the deaths in a well of two men and the near death of a third. Sheriff Charles Lowery, of Pike County, said Ihe gases snuffec out the lives of Cecil Callender 60, and Jim Rouston, 20, of Lombard. Reported in critical condition at a hospital was Gary Span- ;enburg, 20, of Jacksonville, a carsity football player at Western Illinois University. Lowery said Callender wen 1 down the well, stepped and keeled over. He fell into about 12 feet o water. Rouston climbed into the well to aid Callender, but he too was overcome and slipped off the ladder into the water. Spangenburg, Lowery said, tried to get the men out but became dizzy. Some passersby helped him from the well, which is located one mile south of Pittsfield. Jefferson Center Picnic Thursday The annual picnic of the Thomas Jefferson Youth Center is set for next Thursday, 5 p.m to 10 p.m., at the Onized Club Grounds. Career Preview Douglas C. Getting, 321 Whitelaw Ave., Wood River, senior in East Alton-Wood River High School is attending the University of Illinois where 40 selected high school students with outstanding ability are learning about career opportuni ties in engineering and science through a six-week program pre sented under auspices of Na tional Science Foundation, Windows Broken Colored windows on the wes side of the Upper Alton Baptls Church were reported shatteree between Wednesday and Friday The vandalism was discovered and reported to police Friday at 10 a.m. Radio Stolen Porotrfy Parnell of Godfrey told police ,Frl4»y night a radio was stolen from the back seat of hei car, parked in th| 500 block o Reijie Street.' She .said the r»dl was taken between 7 and JO; 3 South Rcmma Church Rites ROtfANA ^Hie Rev. Rickey George, pastor of the Wfln- da and South Roxaha Methodist Churches, will speak Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Wanda church and 11 a.m. at the South Roxana church using the subject "For Sale — the C h u r c h." Sunday school at both churches is at 10 a. n. The 7:30 p.ffi worship will be nt Wanda and the prayer service and Bible study at 7; 30 p.m. Wednesday will also be at the Wanda hurch. The Rev. R. M. Mapes, pastor of First Southern Baptist Church, will use the subject "The Reality of Hell" at the 10:45 a.m. service and "The Imperative of the Word Must" at the 7:30 p.m. service. The Rev. Bob Jones, pastor of Bethel Free-will Baptist Church, will conduct the 10:45 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. services Sunday at the church. The Master's Men will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the church. The regular prayer meeting will he at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and the Go-Tell Auxiliary, for junior Hge children will also convene at the same time. Thursday will he visitation night. The Rev. Jones returned Thursday from (he meeting of the National Association of Free-Will Baptist churches which was held rom Monday through Thursday at Cobol Hall in Detroit, Mich. Craig and Ayres Win Maconpin Amateur Sliow WOOD RIVER — Miss Bonna Craig and Robbie Ayres, youthful dance team, won first prize in he junior division of the lalent contest at Macoupin County Fair, Carlinville, Friday. Winning over a field of 17 entries, the young entertainers were awarded the championship trophy and a cash prize of $15. Bonna and Robbie, as state fair queen and king of 1962, will play a prominent role in the opening day youth activities of the state air at Springfield Aug. 9. They' vill lead the 9 a.m. parade, and vill perform during the afternoon program after which they will re- inquish their crowns to the new •oyal couple during coronation ceremonies. Other appearances scheduled include competing in the talent contests at the Nokomis Homecoming Sunday; and the Sangamon County Fair at New Berlin, July 26. Missionary Union Meets at Roxana ROXANA — The Women's Missionary Union of First Baptist Church had a work and program meeting Thursday at the church. In the afternoon Mrs. Gale Harmon and Mrs. Newton Tucker read letters from missionaries. Mrs. Tucker also read the devotionals. Plans were discussed for the regional meeting which will meet here in September. Visiting Children ROXANA — W. H. Wilson of Hot Springs, Ark., is visiting his children in the area and their families, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Waltrip, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cannady, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wilson, Mrs. Helen Gaultney and family of East St. Louis and Mr. and Mrs. George Arnold. St. John's Women Sponsor Clothing Drive at Moro MORO— The Women's Guild of St. John's United Church of Christ will sponsor a clothing drive for good, new and used clothing for Church World Service. Clothing should be left at Die church or with Mrs. William Kanning by July 28. September 7 has been set for the annual chicken supper at the church. "Meditation Days" at Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis,, will be held on Sept. 7 and 14. Contact Mrs. Norman Cooper or Mrs, Chris Kruckeberg for further information. The Youth Fellowship group of the church has announced a square dancing party at the recreation grounds at Midway School on July 28. They also plan to attend the Cardinal baseball. game in St. Louis Sept. 15. Those planning to go are asked to contact Alan Cooper. They have also announced that the new church sign will be erected soon. Aprons Sent to Pakistan MORO.— At a meeting of the Presbyterian women held Thursday at the home of Mrs, E. L Pritchett, it was reported that 25 surgical aprons had been made and sent to the hospitals In Pakistan. A special offering was taken for medical missions Mrs. Henry Cooper, president announced that there would be no meeting of the group during the month of August. Scooter Tltef led At Bethallp Home BETHALTO — A small motoi scooter was reported stolen Fri- duy night from the home of Pale Ball, 211 East Min St., Chief of Police Clyde Tisdei said t<*iay, By GIL MAYO AP Business Noins Writer CHICAGO (AP)—The grain futures market experienced some brief periods of firmness this iveek but the trend continued gen- *& v ^ v f X'Mxife FELLED IN FOREST PARK FIRE ST. LOUIS — St. Louis firemen get emergency treatment after they were overcome by smoke while fighting a spectacular fire at the Forest Park Highlands amusement park Friday. St. Louis police said the fire completely destroyed the amusement park's main building. The park is one of St. Louis' oldest and largest amusement areas.—(AP Wirephoto( Grain News Futures Trend Still Points Downward Car, Truck Collide; Two Dead PRINCETON, 111. (AP)—A passenger car and a truck collided east of Princeton Friday, killing two Chicago men. The victims were identified by state ^police as Arthur H. Sanborn 75, .and Carl Wilm, 62, occupants of the automobile. Sanborn died in the crash. Wilm died later in Perry Memorial hospital, Princeton. Harold Mackelroy, 39, of Rich' wood, Ohio, a passenger in the truck, was treated for cuts and aruises and released. The truck driver, Merle Buckingham, 30, Marion, Ohio, was not hurt. Rev. Dana to Speak at Brighton BRIGHTON — The Rev. Joseph Dana of Blackburn Col- ege, Carlinville, will speak at First Presbyterian Church at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. This will be followed by an all-church pot- uck dinner. The pastor, the Rev. W. Kennard Lacy, is on vacation. The Rev. Harvey Meckfessel will speak on "Abiding Realities" at the Sunday service at St. John's United Church of Christ. Youth Fellowship will meet at the church at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Ice Cream Social At Hartford Today HARTFORD — The Golden Link Class of the local Methodist Church will sponsor an ice cream social at the church today from 3 to 7 p.m. with the proceeds to go towards carpet ing for the sanctuary. A bazaar will be held in conjunction with the social. erally downward with rather broad losses for a second successive week on the Board of Trade. Weather again was the major market influence and it was scarcely anything but bearish for corn and soybeans. Soybeans were down almost eight cents a bushel on the new crop contracts, making the declines there for the last two weeks more than 15 cents. New crop corn was off almost four cents in spots, about equal to the setbacks of the previous week. Wheat showed some steadying tendency as hedge selling eased somewhat. However, flour mill buying had not materialized as expected, although some booked requirements for three months or more ahead. There still was a good deal of demand in reserve on those accounts, dealers said. Virtually all the bullish sentiment which had driven soybean futures up as much as 25 cents a bushel only a few weeks ago was drowned in a succession of drenching thunderstorms over vir tually all the major producing area. At week's end, advices indicated that the crop now is in good to excellent condition and is showing no signs of damage from the prolonged dry weather. The moisture was bearish also in the new crop corn trade but the old crop months held steady to firm with commercial and speculative demand fairly active at times. Tenders on the July con tract in the pit continued absent as brokers talked of increasingly scarce supplies. The government sold only a trickle, about enough to meet export requirements. Short interests in the pit, therefore had become a pit urgent in buying back com mitments at the end of the week. Trade in the July delivery ends on Monday. The 1964 wheat crop contracts weakened broadly on Friday as speculators virtually abandonee belief that Congress will enact a new acreage control program for next year. H o w e v e r, trade in those months had been very light At the end of the week, wheat was unchanged to 8% cents a bushel lower than a week ago July $1.78%-%; corn 1 cent high' er to 4 cents lower, July $1.31% %; oats 2^-2% lower, July 63-Yi cents; rye 2%-3% lower, July $1.24'/2; soybeans 278-7% lower July $2.59'/ 3 - 1 4. SPRINGFIELD, 111. — (Special) —As has been its custom over the years, the Illinois State Fair will display the cream of the nation's larness horses. don't run off without Don't let the thought of losing your money ruin your vacation this year. Take along the "Safe Money" American Express Tnwaleri Cheques . , , acceptable anywhere a n d promptly refunded U lost or stolon, only a penny a dollar ALTON BANKING & TRUST CO. 'Tew /u//-wvfc* Wecfge imlf" Best of Nation's Harness Horses to Be at State Fair Rasslin 9 to Be Part of Lincoln Trail Dedication SPRINGFIELD, HI. — (Special) —The type of entertainment popular in-Lincoln's time will be featured at the dedication celebration of the Lincoln Heritage Trail at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, in Lincoln's New Salem State Park near Petersburg. Highlighting the program in Kelso Hollow will be a re-enactment of the historic Lincoln-Armstrong "rassling" match by nationally famous wrestlers. "Folksongs on the Sangamon" will be presented by Win Stracke, television, radio and recording star; George and Jerri Armstrong famous interpeters of authentic American folksongs; Ginni Clemens, banjo player; Ray Tate, known as the Paganini of "the Bluegrass, who will present guitar and banjo solos; and Stu Ramsey's Ramblers, vocal and instrumental group. Gov. Otto Kerner will officiate at the dedication ceremonies. Invited guests include the governors of Kentucky and Indiana, the two states which, with Illinois, share the Lincoln Heritage Trail; and representatives of numerous communities along the trail. Beaten, Robbed Frank Boatright, 80, of 2788 Johnson Lane, told police he was beaten and robbed of 518 by three youths who entered his bedroom early Friday. He was found on the floor of his room by a neighbor at 10:30 a.m., and taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries. With the finest crop of state- bred colts and fillies in history of the rich Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes, the Grand Circuit also is adding a veritable army of two- rninute challengers in both the trot and pace. The fair gets underway Aug. 9. As usual, the review futurity 3- year-old trot, one of the sport's two oldest and most honored events for sophomores of that gait, is proving a true prevue of the $135,000 Hambleton- ian which will be raced two weeks later at Du Quoin. Of the 31 nominated for the rich Springfield race, 24 also are slated to start in the Hambletonian. At the same time, nine fillies which have been nominated for the Castleton Farm's stake for 3- year-old trotting fillies also are pointing for the Du Quoin scramble. Both colts and fillies have faced important tests at Goshen, N. Y., where Speedy Scot, owned by Castleton Farms and driven by Ralph Baldwin, joined the list of Hambo and Review favorites by beating a 10-horse field with miles in 2:04 2-5 and 2:04. Second was Cheer Honey, from the stable of Frank Ervin. Seven of the 10 starters are Hambletonian entries. Kentucky Belle, another Castleton Farm stakes entry won t h e rich Coaching Club Trotting Oaks with Baldwin driving. The field of pacers is just as impressive. Poplar Wick from Del Insko's stable carried off the Debutante 2-y e a r-old filly pace. Frank Ervin drove Timely Beauty, last year's 2-year-old pacing queen at Springfield, to top money in the $12,000 Ladyship 3-year- oldpace, taking her first heat in 2:01 4-5. J & A Springman HAS ALL KINDS OF LAWN NEEDS! Godlrcy, 111. Ph. -)tiu-,!4Jl SUNDAY ONLY 12:30 TILL 5 P,M, Reg. 49c Ladies' Panties ALL COLORS BRIEF STYLE II

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