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Inside t |BitORfAL.. _ FAMILY PAGE « PAGE 6 COMICS . . * . . , , PAGE IJ "PvinNiTiNir 1 TPTT T?ri? APTI Ju V HI 1111 \jf L JjjJLJl vrrl/\r II Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Tears Low 68, (Complete W*Ather, fftft* I) ......„.„..,...., »- • -.^^-^.^-.^..^-aJ^maua. Established January 15, 1836, VoL C^Vllf, No, 165 ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1963 16 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Prtm. ..-, .„. .........,.,.11-.. .~. |L | -l-f -— _..«»Hm«*J~.. KennedyAsks TreatvDebate By ENDUE MARTON WASHINGTON (Al 3 ) — President Kennedy has urged ail Americans to join in an historic debate over the nuclear test ban agreement which he called "an impor tant first step" away from a war that could take more than 300 million lives in an hour. Kennedy, speaking Friday night oii radio tind television to gather support lor the treaty, said: "I' Is my hope that nil of you wll take part" In the debate "lor this treaty Is for all of us." "It Is particularly for our chit dren nnd grandchildren, nnd they have no lobby here in Washington," said the President. "This debate will involve military, scientific and political experts, but it must not be left to them alone. The right and the responsibility are yours." "The historic and constructive debate" for which the President asked will center around the Senale, which must ratify the agree nient by a two-thirds vote. Caulious and Grnvu The President did not picture a bright road ahead. He was cau Uous and grave. He cautioned that the American, Soviet and British agreement to ban all nuclear tests except under ground is not millenium. It will not, he said, resolve all conflicts, turn the Communists away from their ambitions or eliminate the dangers of war. But he called It "a shaft of Syncom 2 To Hover In Space By HOWARD BENEDICT AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) —The Syncom 2 space communications station, riding high more than 2,000-miles above the earth, drifted slowly today toward its goal as the world's first satellite to operate over one area of the globe. At its present rate of speed, about 6,800 miles an hour, Syncom 2 will reach a point' over the equator above northern Brazil next Saturday. 'Scientists plan to stop it there? by sending radio signals to fire nitrogen jets which will adjust the satellite speed and angle. If all goes well, the satellite's speed will, increase to about 6,880 miles an hour and thus will be synchronous with the speed of the earth rotating below. The earth at the equator travels 1,040 miles an hour, but Syncom 2 would be like a runner on an outside track who has to move faster to keep pace. Best Point The above-Brazil point was selected as the best for communications experiments planned between the Syncom ground stations at Lakehurst, N.J., and on (he ship Kingsport, anchored at Lagos, Nigeria, on the coast of West Africa, Early communications tests were rated highly successful by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Kingsport beamed the music of "The Star Spangled Banner," voice tapes and Teletype messages to the drum-shaped package. The satellite sent them back "loud and clear." Officials cautioned that true tests lie ahead when Syncom 2 will be in position for two-way transmission between Africa and the United States via the two stations. They predicted the satellite will be within radio range of both by Monday. Project Director Alton Jones said major goals are to put the satellite in a synchronous orbit, stabilize it and then establish contact for a long period between Lakehurst and the Kingsport, Only Three Needed Because a satellite at Syncom 2's altitude would be within radio range of more than one-third of the earth's surface, only three such craft would be needed for continuous worldwide communications coverage. They would seem- 'Ingly stand still in space at evenly space points about 22,300 miles above the equator. The lower-altitude Telstav-and Relay-type , communications systems would require! 40. .or 50 satellites and far more extensive ground facilities. Because of Us small size, Syn- com 2 will be restricted to radio, telephone, teletype and photo fac- slmllo tests, The space agency plans a larger Syncom, the first of which could, be in the sky In 1905, to beam television and other communlca- tions, . A Delta rocket started Syncom 2 wi HB <?om$§x journey light" cutting Into what had been the darkening prospects of mass destruction on earth—"an Important first step—a step toward peace—a step toward reason—a step away from war." And the President warned that a nuclear war "would not be like any war in history." "A full-scale nuclear exchange, lasting less than 60 minutes, could wipe out more than 300 million Americans, Europeans and Russians as well as untold numbers elsewhere," said Kennedy. "And the survivors, as Chairman Khrushchev warned the Communist Chinese, 'would envy the dead.' " After his speech, the President flew to his summer place at Hyannis Port, Mass., where today he will receive a report on the Moscow talks from Undersecretary of Stale W. Averell Harriman, the chief U.S. representative at the negotiations. Rusk Present Secretary of State Dean Rusk, scheduled to fly to the Soviet Union next week to sign the treaty, will be on hand. While Kennedy went on the air to tell Americans how he feels about the treaty and future agreements which may follow, Khrushchev did essentially the same in an interview with the newspapers Pravda and Izvestia. The leaders were in agreement on three- issues. Both hailed the pact's international significance; both hinted that it may open the door to other agreements, and both cautioned that no one should expect miracles. Kennedy acknowledged that the treaty is not foolproof, because there is no sure way of controlling nuclear blasts deep in outer space, and because the "escape clause" permits signatories to withdraw. But he said: "While it may be theoretically possible 1 to demonr strate the risks inherent in any treaty, and such risks in this treaty are small, the far greater risk to our security are the risks of unrestricted testing, the risks of a nuclear arms race, the risk of new nuclear powers, nuclear pollution, and nuclear war." The partial ban, he said, is "safer States race." by far than an tor the United unlimited arms Four Mannings Kennedy said the pact had four meanings "to you and your children and your neighbors:!' 1. It can be a start toward a reduction in .world tensions and toward broader areas of East- West agreement. 2. The treaty could help free the world from the fears and dangers of radioactive fallout. 3. It could be a move toward ireventing the spread of nuclear weapons to nations other than the tour now possessing them: the United States, the Soviet Union, Great Britain and France, 4. It could check the nuclear arms race in a manner which, on balance, would strengthen this country's security far more than a continuation of testing. Toward the end of his address the President made his appeal for Senate ratification, quoting a Chinese proverb: "a journey of a housand miles is begun with a single step." The President said he was 'hopeful that this nation will promptly approve" the agreement but he acknowledged "there will, of course, be debate in this country and in the Senate." EARTHQUAKE DEBRIS This is one of many structures broken and ruined by an earthquake in Skopje, Yugoslavia in that country's worst national disaster in modern history. The upheaval of the earth cut down 80 per cent of the city's buildings "like houses of cards," survivors reported. (AP Wirephoto) 600 Victims of Quake Dug Out By PHIL DOrOULOS SKOPJE, Yugoslavia (/P) — Debris of this quake-ruined city slowly yielded the dead today from the worst natural disaster in Yugoslavia's history. The government announced 600 bodies had been recovered. Red Cross authorities estimated the toll may reach 2,000. One city official expressed fear 6,000 were dead. More than 2,000 injured were treated at field hospitals in and around the ruins of Skopje, which was a macedonian metropolis of 270,000 people and a tourist center when the killer quake struck before dawn Friday. Four Americans who were in Skopje emgerged unharmed. They were Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Nocella of Willow Grove, Pa., and John Bobinec of All made their Mr. and Mrs. Warren, Mich. way safely to Belgrade. 4 From Boston U.S. diplomatic authorities were checking on reports that four per. sons from Boston, Mass., had been in the area, but a spokesman said "we haven't had direct word about them." Mr. and Mrs. Nocella, a photographer-writer team, had paused in Skopje on their way to Greece. The Hotel Macedonia was booked fully when they arrived Thursday night and its night clerk directed them to a nearby hotel, the Jadran. Mrs. Nocella said this saved their lives, lapsed the for the quake Macedonia and col- entombed its guests. President Tito flew in for a personal assessment of the destruction wrought by the quake in this glittering, bustling showplace of his kind of communism. He tiad proclaimed a weekend of mourning. His face set and grim, Tito' joined thousands of rescue workers in sifting rubble for victims, some killed outright by falling masonry and others buried alive, Yugoslavia army buldozers and other earth-moving equipment were used in the quest for victims. The city's two biggest hotels, the Macedonia and the Skopje, were destroyed. Officials said 260 tourists died in the hotel Macedonia alone. Tetanus vaccination was ordered for every survivor. About 100 new quakes—most so small as to be perceptible only on seismograph recorders—had followed the first destructive jolt. Two of Yugoslavia's neighb'ors, Austria and Greece, each sent a complete field hospital, with doctors, medical supplies and hospital tents. Blood plasma, .antibiotics, tents and blankets were dispatched by ^special air lift, train or trucks from East and West Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and Hungary. From the U.S. Air Force Base at Ramstein, Germany, came word that 20,000 pounds of medic al supplies and thousands of pounds of blankets would be flown in. Tourist Season This is the height of the tourist season in Eastern Europe and many foreigners were in Skopje. The quake—the worst natural disaster in modern Yugoslav history—destroyed about 85 per cent of the buildings in Skopje, northern Macedonian capital, and left at least half of the population of 270,000 homeless. It was hard to estimate the total number of injured. Officials said more than 2,000 persons were treated at emergency stations. Authorities rushed in an emergency force of 10,000, mostly soldiers, fearing an outbreak of fires from broken gas mains. Residents were warned against drinking water that may have been polluted. In one section, residents mobbed an army truck bringing in water. The army set up canteens to feed the survivors. Children were lodged in resort hotels taken over by the government. Tito Kxpucled President Tito, who decreed Friday and today as days of national mourning, arrived this afternoon. His plane flew over the devastated area before landing. At Hardin 4 Bridge Span Crushes Boy HARDIN — A 14-year-old boy was crushed to death Friday night when a bridge span across the Illinois River on Rte. 16 wa* set in motion while he was on the steel structure. He was Bryan Bader, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Bader, and seventh grade student at the Hurdln Grade School. Police said that Bader and a companion, Bill jEickemeyer, 12, lad gone to the bridge to catch pigeons and were on the lift span when it was raised to. allow rlverboat to pass. The bridge^ lender, Merle Rlockwell, was unaware that the boys were on the span. Bader, officials said, apparently reached out to grab a pigeon as .he span was being lowered and Ms arm was, caught lit the'mech- anism and be'wgs pjlej ,p.JJ &e span and crushed between t)w steel . structure and balancing block. The Eickmeyer boy climbed down from the upper structure to the bridge floor and ran to the bridge tender's office and notified him that Bader had been caught. Blackwell located the body with a spotlight in the upper structure nearly 100 feet from the bridge floor. No efforts were made by local bridge maintenance men to free the boy's body, as they (eared It would fall into the river if they opened the drawbridge, Herman Baird, bridge maintenance man from Barry, was called in and he climbed to the top p! the span, tied a rope around the body and then lowered it at 1 a.m. to the floor of the bridge when the span was opened. The body was taken to the Hanks Funeral Home where an inquest scheduled $ hp held todjy, Urges Dogtown Cleared o r^ Even by Condemnation New Talks Urged in Rail Tiff WASHINGTON (AP)-Members of the Senate Commerce Committee urged railroad and union representatives today to settle their disptue without a new law, and then recessed a hearing to permit renewed negotiations. Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz said he would meet 'with the two sides this afternoon in a continued effort to settle the issue. The committee heard only one witness before adjourning until Monday its hearings on President Kennedy's porposal to offer the work rules dispute to the Interstate Commerce Commission for a two-year strike-free period. H. E. Gilbert, president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, opposed Kennedy's proposal. He suggested instead renewed collective bar- ;aining "under congressional direction and observation." Gilbert said he thinks "sufficient progress has been evident" to warrant a continuation of negotiations. Kennedy, seeking to avert a nationwide rail strike, has proposed that the Interstate Commerce Commission handle the work rules dispute, with power to decide on rules for two years unless the parties agree earlier. But Gilbert, like representatives of the Engineers' Brotherhood Friday, contended that referring the dispute to the ICC would amount to compulsory arbitration, - . • . Gilbert testified at an unusual Saturday session of the Commerce Committee after Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz held conferences in his office Friday night with both sides of the dispute in another stab at working out an agreement. Wirtz on hand to listen to Gilbert's testimony, told a reporter that the negotiating efforts would be resumed after today's committee hearing ends. But he said Friday night there is "no basis for thinking at this point that the dispute can be settled outside legislation." Wirtz called negotiators together after the acting chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, Sen. John Pastore, D-R.I., offered to hold up hearings for a week if the two sides thought this would speed a settlement. Although a union representative, A. F. Zimmerman of the Brother hood of Locomotive Engineers, said he doubted there was any hope for effective bargaining, Wirtz took up Pastore's idea as "an eminently sound suggestion." ! Representatives of the other foiir unions are. scheduled to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee today. Pressure on Congress to reach a quick decision on Kennedy's proposals has eased since the railroads announced they would de lay new work rules until Aug. 29. The unions say they will strike the minute the rules go into effect. During Friday's commerce committee hearing, the president of the engineers brotherhood, Roy E. Davidson, denounced the Presi dent's proposal as "harsh and unfair." He said it "is not only compulsory arbitration, it is compulsory arbitration with the added evil of an utterly unfair preferment for the demands of management." Davidson said that the ICC, which other union leaders have accused of leaning to managements' side in past cases, "is far less competent to deal with this dispute than any other arbitrator previously suggested, formally or informally." Under Kennedy's proposal, the railroads would submit their controversial work rules changes to the ICC which would then rule on whether they should be put into effect. The railroads say they can save millions of dollars by eliminating jobs they term unnecessary but which the unions insist are needed. The railroads have announced support for the ICC plan. PATA AT THE DAM 8a,m, temperature Yesterday's today 7«». hl8h87», low 73'. Hjver stase below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 24 lirs. to 8 a.m. 5,4. Pool 23.4. None. LITTERED LIVING ROOM This is one room of the home of Richard Johnson, assistant coach of Alton High School, which was damaged by vandals sometime Friday night. Papers and linens were scattered and upholstery was cut. Ripped., Smeared, Smashed Vandals Cause Extensive Damage to Coach's Home Vandals entered the home of Alton High School Assislan Coach Richard Johnson, 1123 Highland Ave., sometime Friday night and caused extensive damage, police said today. Johnson and his wife Two Tayeras Sued Under DramshopAct EDWARDSVILLE — Operators of two Alton taverns and licensee of a tavern in Cottage Hills were named defendants in a $16,000 suit filed in Circuit Court here Friday under the Dramshop Act in connection with an accident in Cottage Hills last year. The suit was filed on behalf of Sharon Scbildroth, a minor, address not listed, against Walter Grabner and Margaret Grabner, operators of Jack's Tavern, Alton; Harry Maggos operator of Lindberg Park Tavern, Alton, and Louis James Jr., of the Hideaway Tavern, Cottage Hills. The co m p 1 a i n t alleges that Richard E. Byrd bought drinks in the three taverns July 29, 1962 which caused him to "become intoxicated in whole or part." Later the same day, the petition declares his automobile, collided with another car at the intersection of Rte'. 140 and Stanley Rd., Cottage Hills, in which the plaintiff was a passenger. The plaintiff alleges that Byrd, traveling a ta high rate of speed failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign at the Cottage Hills intersection and collided with the other car. The suit, filed by the plaintiff's father, Leonard T. Schildroth, seeks $15,000 damages alleging that Sharon suffered severe and permanent injuries when Byrd's car collided with the auto in which she was a passenger. 56 Overcome by Pool Chlorine Gas READING, Pa. (AP) — Fiftysix children were overcome by chlorine gas when a valve jammed at a city operated swimming pool Friday. Two of them were in critical condition today. Andy Stopper, 46, athletic director at Reading High School and a pool employe, was in serious condition, Two other employes also were sickened by the gas that filled the pool area where 75 children were bathing. Stopper told authorities the valve jammed when he tried to inject chlorine gas into the pool from a cylinder of liquid chlorine. The gas quickly dissipated. TODAY'S CHUCKLE A career girl is one who would rather bring home the bacon than fry it, «D IHC3, General Features Corp.) hav been away from their home on vacation for a week, a neigh bor said, and plan to return next Saturday. The vandals, according to Al ton police, slashed lamp shades drapes and curtains, cut furni ture upholstery and scatterec the stuffing around, slashed mattresses and the seats of car parked in the garage. Catsup was splattered on the walls of the kitchen and living room, the report said, and the vandals even went in the basement there. The and slashed furniture vandals rummaged through drawers, scattering the coir'.ents around on the floors, and had strewn linens from a closet all over the floors of the home, it was reported. A friend of Johnson's hac been keeping the house undei watch, police said, and had lasl checked it: at 6:30 p.m. Friday The friend told police that be tween $80 and $100 also was missing from the house, ap parently stolen by the vandals The Johnson's are traveling in Texas and Mexico, the neighbor said. Bowman Says City Should Do the Job Fourth Ward Alderman Louis Bowman wants the city of Alton to clear Dogtown o£ dilapidated dwellings even if it has to condemn the homes, but from two quarters today came protest hat such a program would be a great hardship on residents there. Dems Expect GOP Support For Treaty WASHINGTON (AP) Democratic leaders are counting on strong Republican backing to help ,vin Senate approval of the nuclear est ban treaty. But they don't nlend to try to rush it through. In his address Friday night urg- ng public support for the agreement, President Kennedy spoke ndirectly to the Senate, saying: I am hopeful that this nation vill promptly approve the limited :est ban treaty." The Senate Democratic leader, Vlikt Mansfield of Montana, prom- sed the Senate would move "as expeditiously as possible." But in an interview with The Associated Press he added: "This s a very important breakthrough n our efforts to lessen cold war .ensions, and we are not going to try to rush it through. The Senate will be given time to consider the whole agreement, including the fine print, if any, because the public has the greatest stake in this. This will be an open agree ment, openly arrived at." Kennedy, too, noted there wit be debate "in the country and in the Senate. The Constitution wise ly requires the advice and consen of the Senate to all treaties all this is as it should be." The Moscow agreement banning all nuclear tests except under ground must be ratified by a two- thirds vote of the Senate.. If al 100 Senators voted it would need 67 ayes—the number of Democrats in the Senate. But all Democrats may not vote for the pact, and Mansfield said Republicans will be the key to ratification, particularly the Senate GOP leader, Everett M. Dirk sen, who has not committed himself. Said 'Mansfield: "It is my avowed hope Sen. Dirksen and I will be working shoulder-to-shoulder to this one when the chips are down. "And I have every confidence n the fairness of the Republicans. I am certain that with them, it will not be politics, but what will be good for their country." Dirksen stressed the need foi care: "Every word and every line and every phase of the treats must be carefully examined for its present and future effect." The committee most directly concerned, Senate Foreign Rela tions, is scheduled to hear (esti mony Monday from Undersecre tary of State W. Averell Hard man, who initialed the agreevnen for the United States. City Building Inspector James !. Bennett said that condemna- ions would leave needy families o place to move and might cost he city up to $10,000 to complete. Bowman's ward includes Dog- own. Clayton R. Williams, director of 'elocation for the now-dead Dog- own urban renewal project, also pointed to the plight of residents and families in needy circum- tances who might be forced to move and who would be without inancial means either to repair their dwellings or relocate themselves. Sees It Difficult Job Theodore Diaz, attorney for Alon housing and urban renewal board, expressed the view today hat independent action by the city o clear Dogtown "would be a difficult and expensive procedure." Bowman, who was among eight city council members voting against urban renewal last Wednesday night, filed a resolution ate Friday afternoon act to clean up Dogtown by action under exist- ng ordinances and state law. Such a program provided one of the chief arguments against urban renewal and the housing ordinance in city council, it being contended the city already had power to clear Dogtown without aid of federal funds. Would Have Inspection ; Bowman's resolution would in-j struct the city building inspector, together with the fire chief and city health officer, to make an investigation of the structures in Dogtvvon, and, "if proper cause does exist", that a statutory notice be given owners either "to repair, inclose, or demolish" them. In event such an order is given by the building inspector and , III, ^Eleven year old Nlcfcy of Decatiir Is shown collecting part of his reward for finding and returning ft lost wedding ring to Miss LaVerne Sims, also of Pecfttiir. Miss Sims \vas especially anxious to find (ho ring since it is to be used tonight in » wedding ceremony In which she will become Mrs, Gary kedbetter, In addition to » Mss, (Jury also re* celved $10 from the brlde4a*be, (AP Wirenhoto) the owner fails to comply, his resolution continues, then the order shall be referred to the city attorney "with instructions to proceed with condemnation". Chief Building Inspector Bennett said today that there are about 35 buildings in the Dog- .own area, 33 of them dwellings n various states of repair, and also two churches. In addition there are many small accessory structures. 19 Families Clayton Williams said that the survey for the Housing Authority, made a few months ago in connection with the abortive urban renewal project, showed 19 families would have to be removed and relocated. Under the government aided clearance project, he pointed out, the property owners would have been paid for their properties and aid In' relocating them would have been given. "Most of those still living in the area are home owners," said Williams, "and it appears most of the owners of dwellings may be without means with which to make repairs or rebuild under city orders." Tells Procedure Building Inspector Bennett said that the procedure to enforce corrective action on buildings found to be sub-standard under the city building code or hazardous is to send a written notice to the property owner to make adequate repairs, board-up, or tern- down the structures concerned, If owners fail to comply, then a court order for enforcement may be sought, Use of such orders is not new here, Bennett pointed out, but, where it has been necessary to resort to court action, considerable cost to the city has resulted. In two instances, ho said, the city had almost $801) expenses, $500 in one Instance, and $300 in another, before do* uolition was effected. It the f3UQ in cost should prevail In a Mown program, he entl« mated, the cost to the city night run to .WO.QOQ. CltCH UuttlMlUp But the main objection to u holesalo condemnation program w said, would be tho removal n'oblem forced on occupants of dilapidated dwelling*, many «( vUom would apparently be with uii 1'utfv '4 Col.

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