Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 22, 1963 · Page 1
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Inside s PAMJC FAMILY .,,,.' PAOP in Hfe:V:!;ttl JHL -•-•<• B -*• -»-!•-• x>_,^ JL ^* x. <9LJL -M- ~M- WAttMEtt TUESDAY! Law TO, ftfgtt §8 Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years (Oomploto , Paft* Established January 15, 183d. Vol. CXXVltt, No, 160 ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, JULY 22, 20 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Day Sees 140,000 Loss if Meters Go Mayor P. W. Day estimates that If Alton parking meters ore cllm Inoled It still would cost the cltj about $40,000 a year to provide lor parking control, "If meters were discontinued, he sold, "the city Would still have the problem ot enforcing parking regulations, I believe that the city would have to find another source of revenue botli for parking con trol and for acquiring more much needed off-street parking areas, 1 Day pointed out that the park- Ing meters, both directly and in directly provide a large amount o: revenue for the city's genera! fund. ANNUIllllluH Statistics He was assembling up-to-date figures today both on mctered parking control costs before notifying the city's businessmen's or geminations asking If they favoi doing away with parking mcten and inviting suggestions. , ' The notice Is one he was askec to send out by the city council's real estate committee some members of which felt the possibility of eliminating meters should be explored. The action of the real estate committee was taken last Thursday when It met for initial con sideration of a report o£ the Citizens Off-street Parking Lot committee recommending a $250,000 now issue of revenue bonds to provide more off street parking facilities. To Stuto His View "fn the notices to the business groups." 'said Day, "I shall express my personal opinion that we still will need parking meter revenue, but that by cooperative effort we can develop a better plan than we now have." Meter revenue now provides money to retire a revenue bond issue through which present 'parking lot facilities were, obtained. They also provide for metered parking enforcement and cost of operating the system, Day cited that the meter collections now contribute $19,000 Ja year to the city's general fund, which goes for pay of policemen assigned to metered parking control, and for two servi-cycles the police department uses iri this activity. The meter money also pays for lighting of off-street city -lots and for keeping them in good condition. Also Pays Salaries Also directly paid from the meter fund is the salary of three meter maids, and of two meter maintainers — a total of about $20,000. These are items which could possibly be eliminated with discontinuance of meters. An indirect source of revenue, Day also pointed out, are fines lor over - parking and other parking infractions which are collected by the Traffic Bureau through issuance of arrest tickets. Report of the city treasurer shows that in the last fiscal year revenue for the city's general fund from the Traffic Bureau was $25,505. But Day said that before completing letters today to business men's g r o u p s he was seeking an analysis of this fund and what portion of it is directly attributable to use of meters for parking control. Man Apparently Died of Heart Attack, Crashed Gentry Blair, 58, of 916 Gold St,, apparently suffered a heart attack at the wheel of his car be fore the car crashed into t w o parked cars in a lot at Broad way and Ridge streets Saturday evening. Blair was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital. T h o m as Burke, deputy coroner, said detail for an inquest had not yet been arranged, but Blair apparently suffered a heart attack. He snid Blnir had been under a doctor's care, Blair's car wont out of control and struck two parked cars in the lot behind a tavern at 654 E, Broadway. He was found slumped over in the front seat 1 of his car, and taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, The damaged autos are owned by Leo VentJmiBllH. 654 E. Broadway, and AJplia Schulz, 49, ol St. Louis, ••- .Pitohj Priyer DJes ' QUINCY/W. (AP)-Thomas J. Wend, 18, of ruml Qwincy, was fatally Injured, today when lw ap> parenUy'last control <rf We»car on a country road and skidded Into a ditch. John Gramke, 18, oj Quln< cy, a passenger, sutfereci serious injuries. At Wood River Meters Urineeded . / Most merchants In downtown Wood River are satisfied with the way'elimination of parking meters In the business dlstrlcl has tUrncd out, the Telegraph was told today. David Rich, president of the Downtown Businessmen's Assn. said merchants he had talked to 'feel the elimination of parking Area Plan Body Sees First Task Wood River. Township and its drainage problems may be the first test in the recently-eslablish ed Southwestern Area Planning Commission. At a meeting Saturday over the long-time ' flooding problems: o 1 Wood River Township, State Senator Paul Simon offered to recommend thai the new Southwestern Area 'Planning Commission 'study the drainage difficulties there. "The problem in Wood River Township is not thai expensive ol a problem that it can't be solved," Simon said. "It's just a matter of coordinating all the efforts, since several municipalities as well as the township are involved." . f If the proposed meeting between Wood River Township officials and the U.S. Corps .of Engineers, to be arranged by Con gressman 'Melviiv Price, 1 '• does: not produce, a solution to ,the; problems,' then the planning'commis- sion could step in, Simon said. He said the commission could take an overall look at the drainage problems: in - both Madison and so! basic to? area growth, Simon said,-|ihat it is; one of the first things" the commission should look Other- planning groups after which: .this area's" commission was )atterned,xa,s for ^example the one in Chicago;'looked first into their drainage and flooding problems before 'they .did ; 'anything e 1 s'e, Simon added. V.r The, commission/here could ini- late studies 'and/planning- for solu- :ion of Ihe flood problems, but would nol aclually conduct the sludies, since Ihe work involved s technical, Simon said. Instead, expert personnel employed by the commission would conduct he studies. However, the commission would not duplicate the efforts of any other group working on the prob- em, he said. Simon said that there are a number of areas in both counties vith drainage and flooding difficulties" and there will be others f we don't watch it." TODAY'S CHUCKLE Money may not buy happiness, bul it helps you look for it in more interesting places. (© 1863, General Features Corp.)- meters Is an asset, bul it's stll too early for a definite appraisal.' The Wood River City Cound; abolished the use of parking meters in the central business district in February, noting at the lime the action would cost the city about $7,500 annually in meter Income. Merchants convinced the Council at that time that in the long run the city will offset the meter revenue loss from' increased sales lax revenue. Rich suggested that effects of the long Shell Oil Co. strike, which ended early this year, have obscured a definite analysis at present of the results of meter removal. He said il mighl lake a year of operalion wilhout meters before an accurate appraisal oi the situation can' be made. Some merchants'in Upper Alton also Want to get rid of parking meters, William Hendricks, operator 'of a College Avenue billiard parlor, told the Telegraph tpday. Hendricks said these merchants didn't want Ihe public to think they were desirous of keeping the meters. They believe the public doesn't like the meters, either. Hendricks took issue with Henry Moore, head of the Upper Alton business men's .group, who had stated Saturday that he was opposed to removal of parking meters anywhere until the city could finance, an off-street parking lot for Upper Alton.. Upper Alton's business district now lias a considerable offstreet parking lot in the new shopping center there, Hendricks said. Continued parking meters in the old business district 'how 'are only forcing more, customers; out of that area and into the shopping centers, he said. Jersey Man Killed; Car Hit Truck JERSEYV1LLE - William Castor, 62, of Easl Carpenter St., was killed about 11:45 p.m. Sanday on Alt. Rte. 67A, three miles north of Alton, when his car collided with a Iraclor-trailer. Slate police said Caslor was driving alone when he losl con- Irol rounding a curve and veered nto the opposite lane of traffic. The tractor-trailer, according to witnesses, had veered onto the shoulder of the highway in an effort to avoid a head-on collision. Castor's car struck the rear of the trailer. The driver of the truck, Glenn E. Lantz, 30, and a passenger, Thomas Sprankle, 25, bolh of Quhicy, were not injured, police said. , Caslor was pronounced dead on arrival al St. Joseph's Hospital, Alton. Brooklyn Pickets Seek Jobs My TlIK ASSOCIATE!) 1*111888 About 500 pickets protested job discrimination at a Brooklyn construction site Monday and New York police made mass arrests when the pickets refused to budge from the path of construction etfulpment. The development followed weekend In which racial tensions eased In most sections of the nation. About 200 policemen, mounted and on foot, moved in on the pickets at the site of the Down- stale Medical Center. The seized demonstrators went limp and police carried them into patrol wagons. In another demonstration at the Rutgers housing project in Manhattan, 29 pickets lay down in front of the project gate and were arrested. This demonstration had the same object as the other. A Negro minister, speaking to about 6,000 hymn-singing Negroes at a park in Brooklyn Sunday, had called for the demonstration. The Rev. Gardner C. Taylor told the rally that "revolution has come to Brooklyn. I will ex pect to see you on the picke lines. Don't bring guns, just bring the explosive power for a jus cause." The rally was held in protes of alleged racial discrimination in construction projects financed bj public funds. About 50 police watched over the rally but then were no incidents. In an orderly demonstration a Charleston, about 300 Negroei marched to the downtown busi ness area carrying signs agains segregation and for job opportun ities. Mayor Palmer Gaillard an nounced that two biracial meet ings were held Friday and said another is scheduled for Tues day. At Cambridge, Md., integration ists called off further weekend demonstrations after a stree crowd was dispersed Saturday night by National Guardsmen us ing tear gas and 'bayonets. Two adults and nine minor were in jail in Ocala, Fla., as a result of demonstrations Satur day night. Forty persons were ar rested outside the Marion Coun tyjail where demonstrators gath ered ,tq protest the arrest of a Congress of Racial Equality leader. A Memphis, Tenn., Negro at torney said he' was shot at Sat urday night as he was driving from Somerville, Tenn., where he represented Negro demonstrators who were arrested. Negroes at Jackson, Tenn. have agreed to boycott downtown businesses and to cancel sub scription to the Jackson Sun, < spokesman for the National As sociation for the Advancement ol Colored People said, • Mayor Martin K. Thomen Sr of Orange, Tex., said all municipal facilities in his city wil be desegregated to conform with federal court rulings. He made :he statement in response to inquiries from the Orange brand of the NAACP. IB^^Wttk «0^HM ^^^^ ta^^HMMHWii^ *^U **^^^»fc teajjBttlfc JJI0''^^^I^4 iJ^^^^^^M Kennedy Plan: Let ICC Settle Railroad Dispute DATA AT THE DAM Sar.m. temperature Yesterday's today 76 s . high 91°, low 68° River stage below 'Precipitation dam at 8.a.m. 6,9. Pool 23.4. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. None. Instead of plug to all (bo trouble of downs on ft wall of their Alton home king a box viewer to see the eclipse east by the ecllnsod sun pouring through aturday, Pat and'Mike Donnelly, sons • tree leaves. The shadows clearly show ~r, and Mrs, Uernard Donnelly, UU scores of crescent shapes of the nartial- ~~4 4)$*j discovered an easier way, ly obscured aim, they vflSfiTO laoWn« at - 1 - Governors Look at Civil Rights By JACK BELL MIAMI BEACH, • Fla. (AP) The politics-plagued 55th annua Governors' Conference got unde way officially today with an at tack by Gov. Nelson A. Rockefel ler on a proposed rule which would bar action on civil rights The New York Republican gov emor assailed as a measure tha would deslroy Ihe influence o Ihe conference a Democratic sponsored proposal to change the rules to require a unanimous vob for passage of any resolution. A presenl a two-lhirds majority is required. Mentioning the possibility of a Southern filibuster against tin kind of civil rights resolutions hi is offering, Rockefeller told hi: fellow state executives: "It has been said that a discus sion of civil rights would imperi this conference. I doubt that thi is so. But I do know that a failuri to discuss and resolve the ques tion of civil rights will imperi our nation." Governors who seated them selves at a rectangular table in a festooned meeling hall had scheduled a panel discussion o inlernalional trade and economi development. But first on the or der of business was a vote on the controversial rules change. Led by Rockfeller and Gov Mark 0. Hatfield of Oregon, Re publicans sought to block the unanimity rule by a substitute un der which resolutions could adopted :by -.a••.two-thirds yote^ aft er strictly limited discussion. Rockefeller said that , unles there is this opportunity to pu the conference on record on con troversial issues, future session will be "nothing more than social gatherings." "The proposed gag amendment if adopted, would in my opinion ultimately destroy the stature the influences and the importanc of this conference as a creative force in our public life," he said Rockefeller, who has aspira tions for his party's 1964 presiden tial nomination, said Sunday tha the conference chairman, Demo cratic Gov. Alberl D. Rosellini o Washington, had the power to cu off any filibuster that might de velop out of Ihe conlroversy. Rosellini said on a television program Sunday night that he didn't have any such authority. Although he said Rockefeller might have been acting from political motives, Rosellini denied that he was acling similarly as Kennedy's chief unofficial representative at Ihe conference. Wants No Resolution Rosellini suggesled after a cau cus of 25 Northern Democratic governors that a move might be made to abolish all conference resolutions. This might be a substitute for a recommendation by lie executive committee—which je heads, but on which Republicans outnumber Democrats 5-4— tor a change in the rules requir- ng unanimous votes lo adopt any •esolution. This would aller Ihe present rule under which two-thirds of the governors voting could approve a •esolution. Democratic Gov, John Dempsey of Connecticut, smarting under Rockefeller's charges that the Democrats were trying to insti- ute a gag rule, outlined a proposal under which the conference would abolish individual resolu- ions and consider only committee •eports which could be adopted by a two-thirds majority. He said ov. Grant Sawyer of Nevadu lad been selecled to offer this substitute proposal. GOP Subsiltuti! Republican governors had their own substitute, drafted by Gov. Mark 0. Hatfield of Oregon. Hut- ield is regarded as a vice pros!- lential nomination possibility if Rockefeller or some other East- truer heads his party's 1964 tick- it. This substitute would permit he conference to take up any proposal which had been approved iy its resolutions committee and approve it by a two-thirds ma- orlty. All of this parliamentary maneuvering served only to point up he differences that existed among members of both parties on civil •ights-^and to. emphasise the fu- Illty, of attempting to put 50 state xecutives, with almost as many ndividual viewpoints, on record or any proposal, SPEAKS FOR RAILROADS WASHINGTON—J. E. Wolfe tells reporters outside the White House in their long-standing dispute with operating unions over work rules. From left: Washington today that there is no a reporter, E. H. Hallmann of western ™_ . _ *^ ' , . »._ •« « wTin *~t • "mm-. •»-» _ tt __ J.l_ chance of averting a nationwide rail strike unless Congress enacts legislation for compulsory arbitration. Wolfe is the chief negotiator for the railroads in carriers, Wolfe, C. A. McRee of southeastern carriers and John Gaherin of eastern roads.—(AP Wirephoto) Finishing Touches Put On Nuclear Test Ban By PRESTON GROVEB MOSCOW (AP)-Soviet sources said today a working party pu finishing touches this morning on an East-West treaty banning nuclear tests in the air, outer space, and under water. U.S. negotiator W. Averell Harriman was expected to initial il today or Tuesday and return to Washington Wednesday, source; in Washington said. Unless Premier Khrushchev comes up with a last-minute hurdle, diplomats here regarded the treaty as virtually completed. Harrimari, Britain's Lord Hailsham and Foreign Minister An drei Gromyko met in the afternoon. The meetings were resumed after a weekend break in an atmosphere of mounting optimism. Western sources here indicated that only a last-minute obstacle —such as a Soviet demand for an accompanying nonaggression pact —could block a U.S.-British-Sov:et accord to ban nuclear tests in :he atmosphere, outer space and under water. Indiana Rainfall Floods Streets By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Heavy rainfall Sunday in Indiana's northwest corner flooded basements and streets and caused some street cave - ins in Hamnond. Hammond police said some 'amilies living in low areas were evacuated as water crept close to heir homes. Harriman had an excellent opportunity Sunday night to sound out Khrushchev on any last minute roadblocks. Watch Track Meet Together they sat through a U.S.-Soviet track meet narrowly won by the American men and easily won by the Russian women. After the meet, Khrushchev invited Harriman and U.S. Ambassador Foy D. Kohler into a reception room attached to the premier's Lenin Stadium box. The hour-long surprise meeting, like all the rest of the talks, was secret. But it was the best opportunity Harriman lias had to urge the U.S. contention that such matters as a nonaggression pact between the NATO allies and the Communist nations of Eastern Europe should be deferred. As the talks moved into their recognilion of Communist Eas Germany. Associates of President Kenned have said he would sign'a pledg of nonaggression which would no entail approval by other mem bers of the Western alliance. ; Such an arrangement has on< serious defect in Russian eyes Kennedy's pledge would not bine the West Germans. And that's the chief European government whicl the Soviet government wants bound by a nonaggression treaty Girl Rescued After 9 Hours Lashed to Boat NEW ORLEANS (AP)—"Let's lave another picnic." second week hints continued fromj So said Christy Marline, 3, who was rescued Sunday after she had the Soviet side that a nonaggres- sion pact must accompany the .est ban accord. But neither Khrushchev nor Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko has said a est ban will be blocked unless accompanied by a nonaggression pact. Long Favored by West The West has long favored a treaty barring all but under- 1 ;round nuclear tests to avoid the mpasse over on-site inspection. 3oth sides agree lests made above ground and under water can be detected without on-site inspection. The West opposes a formal non- iggression pact, chiefly because t would permanently divide Ger- nany and at leust imply Western Hungry, Thirsty Boy and Girl Give Up After 2-Week Runaway Two young Alton runaways whoi ived for two weeks on stolen ood and in empty houses, barns mcl fields in the area, gave thenv selves up to police Saturday night because they "were hungry and hirsty." Christopher Sanders, 17, of 2112 Orchard Blvd., was charged with burglary after he admitted taking owl, tools and other items in sev- rnl break-ins during the past wo weeks. His 14-year-old fe- nale companion was turned over o juvenile authorities. They told police they Had been ogether since they were reported Hissing July 6. "We put our money together and found we had about $10, vhich we used for groceries," the ;lrl told police. "We slept In vacant houses, barns and fields. He got food from houses and we got water from outside different homes." Sanders admitted taking food and other items from several homes during the period. Break-ins admitted by Sanders, police said, included the homes of Irving Miller, 2500 Davies St., James Kclso, 2648 Seminary Ave., Buddy Ewing, Oakwood Road, and the Alton Volunteer Emergency Corps office on N. Rodgers Avenue. Among the items taken, Sunders said, were canned food, bread eggs, table wear, clothes, first aid kit, flashlight, screwdriver, wrenches, a radio from Kelso's car, paper cups, a bucket and "soup to clean our clothes." The two apparently had been seen about the urea during the pasl two weeks, but were alwayb gone when police cheeked on tips. been lashed for nine hours to the bow of a swamped boat in Lake Pontcharlrain. "Bul this lime not in Ihe water," she said as she rested in a hospital here. She and a Catholic priest, the Rev. Anatole Baillergeon, O.M.I., 40, a professor at the Oblate Seminary at Natick, Mass., were pulled, nearly unconscious from the water Sunday. Another priest, the Rev. John Sauvageau, O.M.I., 45, of New Orleans, swam seven miles lo shore, wilhoul a life preserver. He summoned Ihe Coast Guard. Father Sauvageau made the swim towing Lana Fagot, 14, buoyed up by a plastice ice box and a life preserver fashioned from a boat seat cushion. Mrs. Jean Marline, 26, the mother of Christy, also with a ife preserver, swam some five miles toward shore before she was picked up. Father Baillergeon, who could not swim, stayed behind to take care of the child until help came. The 18-foot niotorboat, which was swamped in a sudden squall, settled in about 12 feet of water, with the bow of the boat above the surface. The boat was about seven miles from the north shore of the 24- milo svide lake. Father Baillergeon tledt he little girl to the boat and to himself. Altci' the other priest guve the alert a Coast Guard helicopter picked thorn up. Another bout picked up Mrs. Marline. The boating party hud crossed the hike from New Orleans to v it some chua'h people who were picnicking on the uorlli shore. . Murtlno is secretary to Fa/ ther Puillergeoii. The Fagot girl is her baby nUter. ?<• Congress Will Get Proposal WASHINGTON (AP) - President Kennedy came up today with this plan for legislation to bar a railroad strike: Put the work rules dispute before the Inter- stale Commerce Commission for disposition. The White House disclosed this much of the proposal in announcing that Kennedy's special message on the railroad situation would go to Congress at 3 p.m. Press secretary Pierre Salinger read to newsmen this statement: "The President at 2- p.m. Alton lime Uiis afternoon will send to the Congress legislation which will refer those railroad work rules issues which are still in dispute to the Interstate Commerce Commission for prompt hearing and disposition. "Provisions for employe security will be contained in any ICC order of approval. "Unlike compulsory arbitration this proposal would preserve collective bargaining and give precedence to its solutions." Salinger declined to go into any detail pending the actual release of the message, but it appeared clear that Kennedy would ask Congress to hold off any strike until the ICC has disposed of the case. Salinger made his announcement after Kennedy had .conducted a. round of conferences with. representatives of the railroads and the men who operate the trains, Democratic and Republican congressional leaders, and various labor leaders including George Meany, president of the AFL-CIO. Outlines Proposal In these meetings, Kennedy outlined his legislative proposal, Salinger said. Some Congress members said lhat as they understood the plan, the ICC might spend as much as two years studying the dispute. Earlier, an induslry spokesman lad expressed belief thai the only lope of averting a strike was enactment of compulsory arbitra- :ion of the dispute. J. E. Wolfe, chief negotiator for :he railroads, expressed this view it Ihe White 'House. He said that he thinks President Kennedy shares this view. Wolfe talked with newsmen after representalives of manage- menl and five railroad unions met Kennedy. Wolfe said Kennedy intends to ;end a request to Congress this afternoon for legislation to avett a strike threatened for 12:01 a.m. Tuesday of next week. Wolfe said lhat is the time the •ailroads intend to put into cf- ecl work rule changes "to elim- nate what management calls eather-bedding or unneeded jobs, (specially firemen on some diesel engines. find of Truce Near In the absence of legislation, nost people had interpreted the ruce arranged last week by Kennedy as ending 12:01 a.m. Monday. Wolfe explained, however, that he railroads would post notices Ylonday making the work rule hanges effective 24 hours later. Kennedy conferred for about 40 minutes this morning with repre- entatives of the carriers and (he ive operating unions, but Wolfe lake it clear that no headway vas made toward a negotiated grcement. Wolfe said Kennedy did not pell out for the representatives f management and the unions, type of legislation he would sk. Kennedy asked the manage- lent and union representative* to cumin on a standby basis in ase he desired to talk to them gain before sending his message o Congress, Meet with Kennedy Kennedy met with the railroad nd union negotiators after ft reukfusl conference with Sectary o( Labor W. Wlllard Wlrtt, Later In the morning, he le<' a confoix'iico with tonal leaders of both na.i'tl«», to toll them tlie nn< uce ol the legislation he hai In B worked on to Congress while upending |hj at Cap* ' * t

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