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S*<i*iift*.i£ ** M « i » i * I /»\Jsi •• £&{& • • PAGE « sM£,v.-,v. ;RgIil TELEVtStdW.'.', PAGE " SMtt^?»;-;v^pM|M rS . , . ... f*AOE 14 EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 12? Years CLOUDY SATUKDAVj Lmv <W, High 87 (Comiitete \V**th«f, t»ft»B I) Established January IS, 183& VoL CXXVlir, No. 164 ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1963 18 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated CALLS Nikita Khrushchev gestures as he talks with U. S. Undersecretary of State W. Averell Harriman during the latter's visit to the Soviet premier at the Krem- lin in Moscow today. Harriman called on Khrushchev to ask his help in settling the conflict in Laos. (AP Wire- photo) Renovation Plan for County Jail Studied EDWARDSVILLE — A proposed $16,000 improvement program in sections of the 100-year old Madi• son County, jail- to-install a max- ium security cell, replace worn cell locks and improve light fixtures is under study by the jail committee of the county board of supervisors. A report of suggested improvements was submitted to Assistant Wood .River Tpwnhip Supervisor William Bryant,'jail committee chairman, Thursday evening on an inspection tour of jail facilities with Sheriff Barney Fraundorf. • .,.,"• i.A..maximum.,security ;cell--for confinement of unruly inmates who create disturbances would be installed in the basement of the jail building in the improvement plans under study by Bryant and the jail committee. Accompanying Sheriff Fraundorf and Bryant on the hour and a half long inspection lour Thursday night were members of the jail For 24 Hours... Lies Helpless CARLINVILLE—A 71-year-old woman who lay helpless in the yard of her rural home for-24 hours after breaking her hip in a 'fall, remarked when aid arrived: "I'm awfully hungry." Resting comfortably today in Carlinville Area Hospital is Mrs. Eunice Ebel, who lives alone on a farm 8 miles from here. Mrs. Ebel is suffering from sunburn to her face and her eyes are badly ssvollen, but.she miraculously suffered no other ill effects from her ordeal. Since her husband is in a nursing home, Mrs, Ebel's only company at the lonely farm, one- fourth of a mile off the highsvny, was her pet dogs and cats. The nearest neighbor is more than a mile away. Mrs. Ebel fell in her yard at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday and was unable to get,up. Although she tried to drag herself into the house, where there was a telephone, she could only make 10 feefin the attempt. All afternoon Tuesday and a'll that night, she/lay in the yard. She could not sleep, though she was not In much pain, a sister- in-law said, and there was no one nearby she could summon to help. Fortunately; for the elderly farm woman, it jj'ld- not pin and the night was warm Tuesday. It was npt iwjtll Wednesday afternoon thjit Jibe was found'by an inslirance agent who called at the farm to Inquire if she wished to renew her automobile insurance. Texas, California Tops in WASHINGTON (AP) - Texas and California, in that order, are far in front of other states in the 'number of operating petroleum refineries, the Pureau of ,M|nes reports. > , The report sato there are a total of 287 refineries In operation In tills country, .of which Texas has 55 and, California 36. The Ugu»£s given for otlier principal 'fthnJns states: f Oklahoma 14;. Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana .-and Pennsylvania. 13, each; Jnffena, Michigan enc 1 Qhjo. 19 each 'm- wwrotofc «... ' , The figures are as ol lubt Jun.l. • J. Edw. Day Quits Job as Postmaster «y CAKL P. LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP) • - Postmaster General J. Edward Day, who left a ?60,000-a-year position as a West Coast insurance execu: live to join President Kennedy's Cabinet, has resigned to return to private life. ' The Post Office Department confirmed Thursday night that Day submitted his resignation July 19 and that President Kennedy had accepted it. A spokesman said the effective date hud been left to the President's discretion. "The White House had no immediate comment, A source close to Day said he would be succeeded by former Sen. Benjamin A. Smith II, a former Harvard roommate ,of the President who served two years in the Senate after Kennedy's election to the presidency, Day, 49, will become partner in charge of the Washington law office of the Chicago firm of Sldley, Austin, Burgess and Smith. Day was formerly an attorney witli the firm, us was Adlai E. Stevenson, now, U,S. ambassador to the United Nations. Later Day served as Illinois commissioner of Insurance during Stevenson's term as governor. In his letter of resignation, Day aid, "because of an unusual opportunity that has been offered me, I can no longer postpone my return to private life," He will be the third member of President Kennedy's original Cabl- net to leave—but the first to return jo private life. Abraham Rlbi- coff quit as. secretary of welfare and wa/ elected senator from Connecticut, wWle Arthur J. Goldberg resjgned'ias secretary of labor to accept appointment as an associate justly of 'the, Supreme Court, committee, Chief Deputy Sherif George Ramach, Chief Jailer Wil liam Hartman and.jajl.personnel •-'• The--'...touring- party--inspected worn lock mechanisms on 23 doors and received cost estimates for repair mechanisms and reviewec cost estimates from 'a St. Louis Jail Equipment Co. for repairs to door locks. Cost estimates were also receiv ed for installation of 78 ceiling light protection boxes and extension of the sliding bolt on the door at the main entrance to the jail building. The protection boxes are needed to prevent inmates from breaking light bulbs and pulling light fixtures out of the ceiling, Fraundorf said. "The jail committee was very cooperative on the tour and rea- ize the need in correcting conditions at the jail," the Sheriff said. 'We both realize that these improvements would have to be ex;ended 'over a period of time because of the costs," The' foundation on the south side of the main jail building has spread from four to six inches from the wall of the structure, it was discovered on the inspection tour. The committee reported that the wall was cracking from the foundation to the top of the building. Total cost for the installation of a security cell, repair of locks and ceiling light fixtures would total over $16,000, it was estimated by the St. Louis Jail Equipment Co. "If approved by the committee we will extend these improvements over a period of time," the Sheriff said. Switchman Hurt When Caught Between Cars James Winslow, 30, of 80G Circle Drive, Bethalto, was crushed between two freight cars about 2 p.m. today on the Illinois Terminal Railroad tracks near Plum St Winslow, a switchman for the railroad, was caught behvecn a halted car and a moving car, (iccording to ambulance attendants. His condition was not known late today, The accident occurred near Owens Illinois, it was reported. CoWnsville Man Crushed in Mine COlUNSVJLLE, III. (AP) Joseph Nepute Jr., '18, of Collins- vllle, was, crushed to death Th day by a coal car while working in a mine, company officials tid. • ' ' The accident occurred in the Uumuglti Coal Co, mine in Col llnsville, Officials said the car pinned Nepute against a mine tun I wall as he loaded rock into thj3 car. JFK to Ask Support of Ban T TVT- i • • 1 HT* 11 HP • 1 JL In IN ationwide 1 alk 1 omgnt Quake Hits Yugoslavia; 1,000 Die BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) — A catastrophic earth quake struck the minareted city of Skopje at dawn today toppling tall buildings and homes and pos sibly killing more than 1,000 peo pie. Radio Belgrade said' there art "thousands of injured," adding i was impossible to say how manj were killed but the number "mus be very great." The official new. 1 agency Tanjug put the estimatec death toll over 1,000. The radio said fires broke oul in a technical school and a boys high school. Most of the city's population ol 270,000 were caught in their beds by the thunderous quake. Many ran out of their apartments in their night clothes. Tens of thousands stood in the rubble-filled streets, some weeping, others just staring at their former homes which had collapsed, Tanjug reported. Skopje parks were turned into collection points for the homeless. All citizens were ordered to stay out of their homes for' the next 24 hours as a safety measure. Tanjug reported that the earthquake's center lay right in the heart of Skopje, the capital of the province of Macedonia. The down town section was hardest hit. The entire province of Mace ddnia,... .southeast, ..of. , Belgrade was mobilized "for relief work! Roads leading to the strickei city were jammed with trucks bringing in supplies and manpow er and then turning around to evacuate the injured. The town of Nis, northeast o Skopje, made space for 1,000 beds for the injured. Doctors were rushed in from all towns in the area, Belgrade Radio described Skopje as a "great tragic working place." The water supply was cut off and Yugoslav army units set up emergency distribution centers. Telephone and telegraph lines were cut and radio provided the only link with the outside world. Tanjug said it was impossible o estimate the damage and this was born oul by the first regugee o reach Belgrade from the his-, toric capital of Macedonia. Murder of Alderman Unsolved CHICAGO (AP)—The killing of Benjamin F. Lewis, Negro alderman, went into the disposal file of the coroner's office today—still a mystery. The Chicago alderman was shot n his West Side office five nonths ago, A jury closed the inquest with the verdict of "murder by person or persons unknown" after a per- 'unctory windup hearing, The 'irst session was March 7. The body of Lewis, handcuffed and shot three times in the head, was found on the floor of his second story Feb. 28. 24th Ward office Will Say It Does Not Hurt Security By HAKKY KELLY WASHINGTON (A 5 )—President Kennedy goes before the nation tonight to whip up support for a nuclear test ban treaty dramatically initialed Thursday in Moscow and heralded as a major break in the cold war. The presidential message at 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on radio and television will be part of an administration campaign to convince critics of the pack—ending testing in outer space, in the atmosphere and under water—will not endanger U.S. security. To become effective the U.S., Soviet and British agreement must be ratified by a two-thirds vote of the Senate, and the meas- ICC HEAD TESTIFIES WASHINGTON—Laurence K. Wai- rath, chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission tells the Senate Commerce Committee that the commission does not seek the powers to set railroad work rules which the administration's plan would delegate to it, but the members were prepared to accept the responsibility. (AP Wirephoto) Lift of Bar License Is Postponed Postponement of a 30-day suspension of the license of Bob and Lee's Tavern, 817 Belle St. was granted in Circuit Court today after the tavern owners filed suit for judicial review ol the suspension Thursday. The suspension had been ordered by the Alton Liquor Commission after the tavern owners were accused of remaining open after closing hours in'April. Appeals by the tavern owners to he state liquor commission were rejected. The postponement was granted until a hearing on the suit or judicial review, set for Aug. 30 at 9:30 a.m. The suit was filed in the cir^ ;uit clerk's office by Robert D. Jill and Lee R. Gill, operators of the'tavern. The petition alleged that an appeal of the 30-day suspension order by the Alton liquor commissioner P. W. Day was denied by the Illinois Liquor Commission and a subsequent request for a re-hearing was denied by the state liquor board. Mayor Day, Alton liquor commissioner and the Illinois Liquor Commission were named co-defendants in the complaint. The plaintiffs allege that suspension of the tavern license for 30 days, ordered to ( begin May 12, was 'harsh, unusual, discriminatory and confiscatory of the financial nterest of the licensees in 'the .avern." Likely to Hit Rail Plan Plan for a 'Watchdog' Ban Study WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman John Stennis, D-Miss., an nounced today that a Senate defense watchdog group will examine in detail the proposed new agreement with Britain and Soviet Russia for a ban on most nuclear weapons testing. His announcement could mean some delay in apparent adminis :ration efforts for quick Senate ratification of the agreement nitialed in Moscow Thursday. Stennis said his 7-member Armed Services subcommittee wants to know "whethe this agreement fully protects our national security and whether any risks which may be involved in it are truly acceptable." Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., a member of the investigating panel, previously announced his opposition to the test ban after hearing an explanation by Secre tary of State Dean Rusk. Undersecretary of State W By JOB HALL WASHINGTON UP) —With the pressure off, Congress presses ahead today with hearings on the rail dispute by getting the union's views on President Kennedy's plan for settling it. They are expected to attack the plan sharply. The brotherhood officials, some of whom already have voicec criticism, get their first chance to testify on the Kennedy proposal when they appear before the Sen- DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 74°. high 88 5 , low 71" River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. j.2. Pool 23.3. 24 lirs. to 8 a.m. None. 3 Bad Breaks Three boys, in separate accidents Thursday, fell out of trees, were taken to the same- hospital — and all were treated for broken arms. Danny Waldron, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Neal Waldron of Roosevelt St. in East Alton, slipped and fell, breaking his right forearm. Gary Walker, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Walker, 1336 10th St., Cottage Hills, was at the home of relatives when he fell, breaking his left wrist. David Woolsey, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frances Woolsey, 502 Porter St., Alton was at a friends home when he fell and broke his left forearm. Both David and Gary were treated arid released from Alton Memorial Hospital. Danny was admitted. Fear Youth Drowned In Mississippi VENICE, 111. (AP) -An Illinois youth disappeared in the Mississippi River Thursday night and was believed drowned. Venice police identified him as Ervin Leon Koonce, 21, of nearby Eagle Acres. The Coast Guard and the Venice rescue squad dragged the river. Uppe T Alton Petitioners Prefer Meters Out A petition bearing 41 names fav- iring the removal of parking mot- ers in the Upper Alton business istrict and imposing a 2-hour xu'king limit in place of meters van filed today for submission to City Council. City Clerk Paul A. Price said he petition svould go to the council at its next meeting Aug. 14. 'he petition was filed by Edward 'ope, operator of Pope's Cafe ut 711 Washington and a nearby jeiuity shop. Pope said that he had learned letter and ballots ,on the ques- ion or removing parking meters, mailed by Upper Alton Business Men's Assn., had gone only to its members, Not to Non-Mciubora "Because the letter didn't go IP ion-members ol the Association," IB told the.TeJegranjj, "J feel the •esponse will not be fully repre- sentative *of business, sentiment Recently Mayor Day, acting on in Upper Alton, 1 believe that every one directly interested in the meter and parking problem should have their say. Because of this I undertook circulation of the petition I have filed." Pope said that the signatures were all of persons in business or professional activity in the Uppw Alton district and that he would vouch for the authenticity of all signatures. Before filing the petition about 10:30 a.m.. Pope said, he called on Mayor P. W, Day to inform him of ills plan. AbMirwl of Hearing "I was assured by Mr. Day," he said, "that I a»d a committee representing the signers would have opportunity for a hearing before the city council committee which is studying the parking problem- request of the council's real es- ate committee sent letters to the businessmen's organizations of city asking their views as to elimination of parking meters and inviting their suggestions for solution of off-street parking needs. H. A. Moore of the Upper Alton Business Men's Association followed with announcement that ballots would be sent to its members to determine their views where to keep meters on the streets and in parking lots or to eliminate meters. Moore told the Telegraph that (30 ballots had been sent out Wednesday to members of the as.sc>' elation, but that results of the poll hud not been tabulated as yet, Moore said the association included some professional people in the Upper Alton area, ate Committee. Railroad executives have supported the proposal, aimed at reaching at least a temporary solution of the old work rules battle and averting a nationwide strike. Meanwhile, the House Commerce Committee hears testimony from members of the Interstate Commerce Commission who would, under the legislation recommended by Kennedy, take over the dispute. The railroad companies Thursday removed the threat of a nationwide strike Tuesday by agreeing to postpone for 30 days —until 12:01 a.m. Aug. 29—the imposition of the new work rules which have sparked the furious controversy with the five operating unions who represent 190,000 railroad employes. Congress members had appealed for the extension, saying they would not be able to pass the legislation in time to beat the previous deadline. Charles Luna, president of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, AFL-CIO, and one of the witnesses listed for today's Senate hearing, denounced Kennedy's proposal in a statement Thursday as "just about the worst possible lolution," Spokesmen for the carriers reiterated to the House committee Thursday their support of the President's plan. They did ask for a number of minor changes. Four House Republicans including Rep. Robert Taft Jr., Ohio, introduced legislation to prohibit what the railroads call "featherbedding" and to require the lines o aid employes displaced by work rule changes, The proposed new rules would eliminate some .1,000 jobs, including those of 32,000 firemen on diesel freights. Taft said he felt the Kennedy aill amounted to "passing the buck until after the 1964 election." But House GOP Leader Charles A. Hulleck of Indiana said the Taft proposal had not been endorsed by the House Republican Policy Committee, TODAY'S CHUCKLE In summer p e Q p \ e go out and lie cm the beach — about how important they are back home, «0 1863. General Features Corp.) Averell Harriman, who initialec the agreement Thursday in Mos cow with Soviet and British nego tiators, starts the congressiona selling job Monday when he re ports to three committees, possi bly accompanied by Secretary o State Dean Rusk. To speed things up, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee which has jurisdiction over trea ties, invited members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee to join in hearing Harriman's report behind closed doors. And Chairman Richard B. Russell, D-Ga., of the Armed Services Committee, said that when the iigned treaty is sent to the Senate !or the required two-thirds approval he would not object to the :hree committees considering it ointly. Russell added that the Joint Chiefs of Staff will be asked to testify. They are expected to support the ban on tests in the atmosphere, outer space and under water. Rusk already has tried to smooth the way for the treaty by showing all three committees copies of the proposed agreement. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana predicted •atification, although he said there will be opposition. "It is a reasonable agreement ivith no side issue attached," he ;aid. "Prospects for its ratifica- ion are growing steadily." Republicans generally took a more cautious approach. Sen. John Sherman Cooper, R-Ky., said he would like to see in effective test ban treaty rallied and "it is incumbent on the administration to give all mem- >ers the fullest information on his before the debate begins." Khrush Sees Possibility of Disarmament MOSCOW (AP) Premier •Chrushchev declared today that he agreement on the new nuclear est ban treaty created favorable opportunities to proceed to total disarmament. He made the; statement in answer to questions from correspondents of Izvestlu and Pravda submitted to him in writing. They vill be published in the two pawn: tonight and Saturday morn- ng. The answers were read to cor- espondents at a press conference n the Foreign Office shortly aft- >r Undersecretary of State W. Averell Hurriman made a decju- nation In the same spirit at § lews conference in the U.S, jjm., wssy, ure of public support for the treaty may tip the' scales there. The agreement climaxes years of on-and-off negotiations — splintered at times by the thunder ol nuclear tests. Kennedy Gratified The White House declared that the President was gratified by the agreement in which the three obwers also affirmed their determination to strive for a complete test ban and implied they will give no nuclear aid to nations :hai will not go along with the pact. The three foreign ministers- American Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Britain's Lord Home and the Soviet Union's Andrei A. Gromyko—will sign the treaty in Moscow in "the near future," a com- munique said. Immediate congressional reaction to the agreement was generally favorable and the administration is confident it can win the Senate's approval. Rusk has already done the early spade work on Capitol Hill. He spent long hours earlier in the week briefing the Senate's Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, and the Senate- House Atonic Energy Committee. The administration optimism on the'likelihood of ratification hinges partly on a belief the Joint Chiefs of Staff, whose views count heavily in Congress, will support the agreement. With two notable exceptions, leaders of West and East hailed the initialing of the agreement as the first step on the road to peace. Lord Home called the agreement 'the first of any substance which he West has been able to make with the Russians" since the Austrian Treaty of 1955. Jayaneso Happy And from Japan, the only coun- ;ry seared by wartime atom bombs, the chief Japanese Cabinet secretary, Yasumi Kirogane, said the partial ban could be a stepping stone to total elimination of nuclear testing. But in Paris, President Charles de Gaulle's government reaffirmed ^hat it would not be bound by the agreement in its efforts to make France an independent nuclear power. Red China, striving to become a nuclear power itself as it moves farther away from the Soviet Union in the world Communist align- nenl, denounced the agreement in advance. Right up to the time of the nitialing, there svere fear." the negotiations might collapse under Soviet demands that the treaty ba ied in with u nonaggressjon pad )et\veen the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and its Communist counterpart, the Warsaw Pact. The American and British delegations opposed the Soviet demand. They insisted they would need the consent of all 13 NATO nations for a nonuggresslon pact and that this would delay—If not make impossible — a test ban accord. Held Up 4 Iluiirs While the delegations argued, presumably over the nonaggres- sion issue, the initialing was hold up for four hours, But finally the partial bun agreement, without the nonuggression link, was Initialed in a simple ceremony In Spiridonovka Palace by U.S. representative W. Averell Jlarrlnian! Britain's science minister, Lord HuilKhuin, and Gromykp, 100 newsmen and ruphers, culled In to witness ceremonies, wore told by Qromy ko: "Ut us consider this up bUNJu for further stops," "A very Important »top forward," suld Uarrlmun, and sham voiced hope that thji marK» "the buglnnlmj of muny things for ut, nil." ¥

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