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Established January 18, EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Allon Community for More Than W Years Law fit. High §0* (Complete We*thfef, £*ft I) At/fON, ILL., ItttmsDAY, JULY 25, 1963 40 PAGES K H , " Urban Renewal Rejected City Council's Vote, 8 to 5 — s4 Aldorman Maitlatfd, { , Tinimermiere smiles aijd'^hispers an aside ' to someone off camera during last night's'Alton council session. Alderman Harry Smith keeps his eye on action which got hot and heavy at times. Left— Alderman Newell Allen points a pencil to emphasize his arguments. Big 3 Initial Test Ban Pact By PRESTON GROVER MOSCOW (R)— The United States, Britain and the Soviet nion today initialed a treaty banning nuclear weapons tests n the air, outer space and under water Railrpacls to Postpone Ride Change 30 Days WASHINGTON (AP) — The na : tioh's railroads agreed today to put off for 30 days the posting of hew manpower^trimming ;work rules. This averts a threatened nationwide strike next Tuesday. Daniel P. Loomis, president of the Association of 'American Railroads,' announced trie decision at a House Commerce Committee meeting.'' Loomis said the 195 carriers involved/in the explosive work rules dispute ,would not impose the changes'until 12:01 a.m. Aug. 29,. t * ,r Loomis f< said the railroads were taking this step 1 in order to cooperate with Congress which is considering President Kennedy's plan to turn the 4-year-old work rules controversy, over; to the' Interstate Commerce Commission. The chairman of trie-House and Senate ,Commerce committees had requested the delay Wednesday, saying Congress didn't have time to act by Monday evening. Cites Cost, When the request was .made, Loomis' immediate, response was to: say the railroads would be forced to'/continue "unnecessary payments for work not needed or not performed." Loomis said such expenditures • by the railroad industry are "intolerable under present conditions." / J. E. Wolfe, chairman of the National Railway Labor Conference, told -a reporter industry officials wJH'confer .'this .morning-on their answer'to the ^postponemenf request. - ' '* ''-•. -' WoUe,</«iid .the teply will be foamed b<jfpre,tif! and Loomis take the witness, stand'for th<( second day of bUrfngs before t}je House Commerce Committee. Its chairman, Rep. Oren Harris, D-Ark.,,and Sen.; John,,Q| Pastore, }-R,I,, acting chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, said Congress does not have time to act on the Kennedy plan before he work rules-strike deadline. Pastore warned that several senators already have prepared resolutions to force a 30-day standstill in 'trie dispute. ''But it would be most unfortunate for Congress to have to Soviets Build New Base In Cuba MIAMI, .Fla. (AP) — Russians are building a .new base near Santiago De Las Vegas in Havana Province, and their military buildup continues throughout Cuba, newly arrived refugees report ed today. Carlos Fraga Perez, who lived in Santiago, De Las Vegas eight years, said there are indications missile InstaUations are going in attrie'nepkbase. \ "There Is- continuous arrival of large Russtan trucks covered with canvas^ aha carrying long things that appear to be rockets," said Fraga Perez; who fled Cuba by small boat with 11 companions '•Another refugee. Rogelia San chez, who lived in Oriente Prov ince, said a 67,000-aore Russian base, near Baire - contains, subter raneah .installations, rockets, an tiainjraft artillery, mortars and radar'.' take that kind of action," Pastore said. Asks Delay Harris made his plea for post postponement as the House com mittee opened hearings on the ad ministration plan to have tin commerce commission handl work rules issues for the next twi years, unless the unions and the railroads negotiate a settlement. Key issue in the controversy i he makeup of the crews that operate trains. The railroads wan o do away with some 60,000 job. ncluding those of 32,000 firemen and impose a variety of other nil changes. Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz argued the administration' case before the House committee or six hours Wednesday", whil Loomis and Wolfe appeared be- brei the Seriate committee's four lour night hearing. Loomis said the executive boar of his association unanimously ap proved Kennedy's proposal. Earlier, H. E. Gilbert, the hea of the independent Brotherhood o Locomotive Firemen and Engine men, said in St. Louis the flv unions are all opposed. East Side Negroes Threaten Boycott EAST ST. LOUIS, 111. (AP).Negro leaders in East St. Loui dissatisfied with hiring practice of the city's merchants, threa ened Wednesday a boycott of th stores on Colllnsville Ave. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Anybody who thinks that the automobile has made people lazy has never had to pay for one. (©1063, General Features Corp.) THE RECORD These eight aldermen voted against Alton's first chance ,to clean up Dogtown: Carl peterdlng ' x Louis Bowman James McLaughUn ' Darrell Rlley Cliff Dabbs James Bailey Newell Allen Harry Smith These five aldermen voted in favor of that chance: , William Warren Elvis Tarrant Roy Geltz John McConnell . Maitland Tinimermiere The historic agreement was in- ialed by U.S. Undersecretary of tate W. Averell Harriman, Brith Science .Minister Lord Hail- ham and Soviet Foreign Minist- r Andrei Gromyko. The three spokesmen announced Jie action after a three-hour meet- ng at the Foreign Ministry re- eption hall in Spiridonovka Palce. Harriman told -the newsmen hat he had completed a "very mportant work." Gromyko told early 100 as- embled reporters: "The end has >een successful. Let us consider his as a basis for further steps." Said Hailsham: "It is the be ginning of many good things.' News correspondents wer< called' in at 7:25 p.m. and told by x Gromyko' that the documen had been initialed. The 'correspondents, who hac waited in the streets for over four hours, asked why it .had taken so Premier Khrushchev, for example, wants the agreement fol- wed up quickly by a nonaggres- on pact between the Atlantic Alance and its Communist equiva- ent, the Warsaw Pact powers. For a time it was feared that his question might hold up the nitialing of the limited test ban greement. Harriman and Hail- ong. Gromyko - replied: "we made plans ifor the future." .iThis presumably was a refer ence to other issues dividing the last and West. Glark Bridge Closing Set For Aug. 12 The Clark Bridge will be close to all motor traffic on August 12 for repairs to the roadway, it wa announced today by the Illinoi Division of Highways. H, B. Gegel, assistant to the di; trict engineer at French Village said work on the bridge will begin in the morning and traffi will be rerouted over the Chai of Rocks Bridge. The August 12 closing date ha been tentative until confirmatio was'received from*'the Missour Highway Department. Repairs to the concrete road way are expected to be comple ed by Labor "Day." Alton police said they are plan ning no SDecial regulations 6 traffic in the area of the bridge since they expect the closing I relieve the congestion there rat: er than aggravate It. x City Council In Brief Following is a summary of Alton City Council proceedings Wednesday night. More complete accounts of the important council actions are elsewhere in the Telegraph. Urban renewal was killed when a resolution recommending approval of a proposed housing ordinance lost 8 to 5. The Council also voted to submit the question of urban renewal to a public referendum In April, 1965. An ordinance was enacted revising parking restrictions on Gold Street, Maupin Avenue and Leverett Avenue. Laid over was an ordinance offering for sale city property on the north side of the 1500 block of E. Broadway. Also laid over was an ordinance modifying the terms of a 20-year lease of the Junior Service League on the former Illinois Terminal passenger station on LlncoIn-D o u g I a s Square. Adopted an ordinance naming the small park at E. 3rd and Easton Street for Rufus Easton. Received a request for a permit for the annual Halloween parade to be sponsored Oct. 31 by the GAAC and East End Improvement Assn. At Council Meeting Government Plea Hissed A member of the Alton City Council was hissed Wednesday night when he rose to defend the federal government against what he called "attacks from right-wingers." Alderman William Warren, during discussion of urban renewal at the Council meeting, said he was tired of "opposition to so many things just because the federal government is involved." "We're not talking about a foreign government," he said "we're talking about our government. Anything with federal in it is given a bad name. These people make me"" sick, get on with the vote." Let's A few hisses and boos came X" from some of the approximately '<* 60 spectators listening to the pro- 'J ceedings. \ ' Warren's comments followed ''\ an attack on Alton's proposed "" urban renewal program based mainly on participation by federal agencies in the financing of the project. Most of the cost of such pro- His defense of United jects is borne by federal agen- States government was cies, and most opponents of the hissed by spectators at a program have contended that City Council meeting in tight federal controls follow fi- Alton Wednesday night, nancial aid from such agencies. WILLIAM WARREN tram were authorized only to ne- otiate on the test ban. Last Minute Changes Earlier in the day, experts of he three powers met and made some last-minute revisions. This caused some surprise, since the raft was reported.in final form Wednesday. The inhaling climaxed 10 days of negotiations. .'Want Nonaggression . The' greatest appendage propose^ by the Soviet Union was for a nohaggressibn pact between.the North Atlantic Alliance and the Communist states of the Warsaaw Pact. The chief Western negotiators, U.S. Undersecretary of State Av- jrell Harriman and British Science Minister Lord Hailsham, alked in great detail Wednesday with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko about the non- aggression pact. They sought to prevent this issue from delaying he initialing of the test ban agreement. Both Harriman and Lord Hailsham came to Moscow with authority to negotiate only the test ban and not to go further than a general discussion of a non- aggression pact, which would vitally concern the other 13 NATO Allies. Soviet Premier Khrushchev, in a letter to heads of African nations released Wednesday, said the partial test ban could result in a "radical turn toward a better international climate." Would i Clear Air He added-.that a nonaggression pact between the Western and Communist alliances also would improve the.international climate, but he did not say a nonaggression pact, was a Soviet condition for agreeing to the test ban. •Khrushchev also offered Africa Called for new bids on the southsido interceptor, one of the Important phases of Alton's sewer Improvement program for elimination of river pollution. Authorized calling of bids on two motor fuel tax improvements: Central Avenue repaying and E. 12th Street resurfacing. Adopted resolutions on two completed MFT projects, the Cut- Ma in-Brbadway intersection and the Main and Edwards Street widening and resurfacing. .Authorized purchase t>f a portion of a lot at 6th and Belle Streets; , Referred to committee a resolution authorizing the city to conduct auction sales of surplus equipment and materials. Also referred to committee was a report of the City Plan Commission recommending the vacation of W. 8th Street. Contracts were approved for purchase of five motor vehicles for city use. Approved the hooding of 390 downtown parking meters on Aug. 8 for a special sales day. Adopted a resolution to authorize eight street lights on Rock Spring Drive north of Brown Street. Asked for a report on the cost of installing five lights in the Milton area and referred to a committee a request for a light In the 2100 block of Salu Street. Approved a recommendation to ]>ermit churches to erect directional signs.. Adopted recommendations to liminate parking on part of Jefferson Avenue, to remove two >arking meters at,State and W. Jroadway and install stop signs at Walker and Chamberlain Streets. Rockefeller Calm As Goldwater Goes By ROBERT T. GRAY ALBANY, N. Y. UP)— Strategists In Gov. pTelson A. Rocke feller's political planning division take calmly the accounts o Sen. Barry Goldwater's. growing strength in such states as May Be Revived In 1965 Urban renewal for Alton was laid to rest for a long time, if not permanently, by an 8-5 vote in the City Council Wednesday night. However, the Council voted 12-1 to submit the subject to a public referendum in April, 1965, presumably to determine public opinion toward any future resurrection of the program. The end came in a resolution from the housing committee recommending approval of a proposed housing ordinance, with inspection provisions deleted, considered necessary to institute an urban renewal program. Voting in favor of the resolu- ,tion were Aldermen William Warren, Roy Geltz, Maitland Tim- mermiere, Elvis Tarrant and John McConnell. Voting against W e r e Aldermen Carl Deterding, James McLaughlin, Cliff Dabbs, Newell Allen, Louis Bowman, Barrel Riley, James Bailey, and Harry mith. Alderman Oney Kidwell was absent. Mayor P. W. Day, a strong ad- ocate of urban renewal since the program was Initiated about eight years ago, said after the meeting ic considered the matter dead. Can't Predict Asked if he believed the matter would come up again during lis remaining two years in office, ic said he "could not predict on a thing like that." "A small group who are opposed to this for their own interests have stayed under cover and used Arkansas, Maryland' and Idaho. The New York governor and the Arizona senator are the two men most prominently mentioned for the Republican nomination for president next year, although neither has formally announced as a candidate. Many observers think Goldwater is well ahead. Even Rockefeller's most ardent supporters concede the governor lost ground this year when he married the divorced mother of four children. Nevertheless Rockefeller is mounting a strong campaign for the nomination. Reports of Goldwater strength are interpreted here not by numbers of states but by delegate strength in the nominating convention next July. Details such as these occup practical politicians, rather ttia the liberal vs. conservative phi osophical debate that is attractin public attention. There will be 53 delegations at the convention—the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. They will comprise 1,308 delegates. A majority of 655 votes will be needed for nomination. This is the way the Rockefeller strategists view the situation: Goldwater's main strength lies in the South, Southwest and Midwest. Give him every vote every delegation from the in 28 states in those regions and he would have 573—short of the nomination. a guarantee not 'to use nuclear weapons.there if World War III £roke out, provided the Western powers would make the same pledge. But;te<$ncil Must Decide 'Alton, ; frw'favor of free parking, but .'the decision'of frw.versus-motjred JJ«W>g «JJj wtwlftj Alton, •Ti a rpques; that Alton's merchant JpelP out whether jhey fevor> or, continuance ° f the letter said, "downtown Is the only s e c t i o n with coherence enough to try to work out its' <Avn problems by its own means." Downtown Spends <'/i Million All told, DAI said, over half a million'dpljars has..-been spent by downtown merchants, "which is concrete evidence of their concern about' convenient and free customer parking." However, PAI questioned wheth- ejr top city can abandon the re- "venu|'froin even declining park" m$er receipts, when "it pays majd« a.nd maintenance jpj' other ,- 4wntQwn DAI said, ar ton and fee] In nwter revenues ., or Jew municipal" pi A> ltant joia services or both. ' ' (Suggesting alternatives, DAI safd that if the city Is concerned with providing free parking, it could compromise and make free that port of the nietered stalls which are normally used only at peak periods. Mentioned were Market Street, Belle Street (from 4th north), 5th Street (Piasa to Belle) and Lincoln Douglas Square, Replace Worn Meters If the city is concerned with the cost of replacing meters, PAI asked "why not use the meters thus freed to replace those which are worn or damaged, reducing main* tenance costs at the same time?' Why could tijis program not be carried out In the other sections of town, where some meters ' are seldom (if ever)' used?" The oext «tgp. the merchants group suggested, would be to give more parking- where customers want it, as for Instance the reinstating of angle parking on the south side of West 3rd Street which would provide more stalls in areas most desired by shoppers. Angle parking on the north side of West 3rd Street, from Piasa to State, DAI said, would however be bad because it would create more traffic entanglements and confusion (because of westbound traffic down the hill to State), constricting the easy flow of traffic and parking maneuverability. Also, PAI said, since Piasa Street is m way tern West 3rd to 5th, "why not install angle parking on the west side of Piasa from West 3rd to 5th, providing many more parking stalls, while at the same time keeping the right north lane open which is the lane customarily and habitually used by drivers?" Referred to committee a proposal to cut down an embankment on Hazel Street as a safety measure and to correct storm water drainage at Washington and Moore Street. Repairs to Elm Street curb- Ings and the removal of a dead tree on Sycamore Street'were referred to committee, Also referred to committee were a request for stop signs at Elizabeth and Salu Streets and for storm water sewer between Mills and Halliburton Street. Approved the plat for Oakbrook Jubdivislon in Godfrey, and supported the City Plan Commission n denying a rezonjng for a professional office. St. Louis Local May Desert IUEW ST. LOUIS (AP)—The president of Local 1108 of the International Union of Electrical Workers said Wednesday his local will seek a secret election to show that "our membership wants no part of the UJE," DATA AT THE DAM River stage below Precipitation dam at S a.m. 24 hr». to 8 a.m. 8.4. Fool 23.4. None. > TOPS JiV TEENAGERS NEW Yp»K W Claire Corbett, 17, of Seattle, Wash,, ft«d 5ames », Stoke*,, 1$ Sunset, Utah, J»oW tronWes alter bete selected Miss ana Mr, Teenage Physical Fitness'1868. Seleptjqii was nude'to New York Wednesday In contest sponsored by the Dunco Educators of America, (AP Wlrephoto) others to poison the people against ibis," he said. "Until the public is educated truthfully on this subject, I don't see much chance of a program like this going through." Theodore Diaz, attorney for the Alton Housing Authority, told the Council before the vote that the East End Place urban renewal project would probably be completed at no cost whatsoever to the city. He answered questions on cost estimates brought up during the past several weeks. He said the federal government, which would pay three-fourths' of the direct costs of the project, would probably drop the project if it were found that the land involved could not be sold for at least as much as the cost of acquiring and clearing it. Would Offset Cost Resale of the land to the highest bidder and federal credits for the city's planned highway through the area connecting Broadway with the proposed Berm Highway, Diaz said, were expected to more than offset any initial cost to the city. Allen, one of the Council leaders opposed to the program, said there was still no absolute guarantee that the project would cost the city nothing, and he was not satisfied with the details of the program. George Goeken, a member of the John Birch Society and one of the leaders of a group of A1 T tonlans opposing urban renewal, was granted the floor to present his arguments, by a 12-1 vote of the Council, Warren voted against giving Goeken the floor because he said Goeken had presented his arguments before, and Warren wanted to proceed with a vote on the question. Goeken said he did not deny that the buildings in East End Place were unfit dwellings. Goeken in a debate in Wood River three months ago said that he would personally take action to clean up blighted areas of Alton if the new city council did not. He gald last night the city had Uxo power to condemn houses in Dogtown. In answer to a question by Deterding, Diaz said the project hatt cost the city nothing so fur. He said $35,219 has been spent so far for fees, appraisals and studle», but all the money has come from the government advances. Not to Be Hepaia "If the project Is not undertaken," he said, "The government ti just out that advance money. The city does not have to pay bach the money spent ao far, However, there U a lability U could affect luture planning advances th« city might want tram federal og»n> cles." Bailey, in hH (Contu.uixl on fife 9 dul, 1) ' i

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