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Inside! MAttKfitS . , . BOrrORIAL ,V. COMICS . . PAOE i , PAOE 4 PAOE 8 -J 1 ft 19 , PAOE 12 i PAGE 13 i PAOE 13 . PAOE U ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH •?"• Serving tlw Alton Community for More Than 127 Vcttrs WARMER t(nv 05, High 00 Weaiftet, *»8|S I) Established January IS, 1836, Vol. , No. 166 ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, JULY 29, 1963 18 PAGES 7c Per dopy Member of The Associated ' . V i 3 **tt*' «** ^ *tti *s| ~ *s| ' * ' Killed on Motorcycles Three area motorcyclists we're killed Sunday In two highway accidents among several that stemmed from the gathering of hun* dreds of cyclists for motorcycle races at Jerseyvllle. ' ~ '• ~~ Three cyclists were Injured in Senators np _ T"fc lest Ban WASHINGTON CAP) '— Undersecretary of Stale W. Averell Harriman led off the drive for ratification of the nuclear test ban treaty today as a witness before the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees and the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee. The chairman of all three groups were on hand along with most of the members as they went into closed session to hear from the chief U.S. negotiator ot the Moscow agreement with Brit ain and the Soviet Union to ban all but underground tests. While Harriman and State Department associates carried the burden of policy arguments in the historic study of the pros and cons of the pact, the views of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were expected to bear heavily on the outcome. Face Questions Harriman and Secretary of State Dean Rusk 1 face intensive questioning on the agreement and whether there may be in the offing any collateral pacts with the Soviet Union, such as a nonaggres- sion declaration proposed by Soviet Premier Khrushchev. However, the administration's strong support for the treaty—led by President Kennedy's declaration that it is "an important first step" toward peace—seemed likely to need a bolstering endorsement from the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Sen. Harrison Williams, D-N.J., an administration supporter, brought up the issue in a weekend statement. He said he was concerned over "the apparent single-niindedness of: the military mind for assuming that the nation's security can only be protected through a continuation of nuclear testing and the arms race in general," Williams said "much may depend on the'attitude of the military and the Joint Chiefs of Staff" so far as Senate action is concerned. To become effective, the treaty must be ratified by a two-thirds vote in the Senate. Possible Opposition. ' Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., said if there is military opposition to the treaty the Defense Department will have to be reminded that foreign policy is determined by the civilian branch of the government. In a statement Sunday, the Senate Republican leader, Everett M. Dirksen, urged the Armed Services and Foreign Relations and Atomic Energy Committees -to give the treaty .the "closest examination." Dirksen, uncommitted on the Republican attitude toward the treaty, said the agreement could "dissolve some of the fear and strains but little more." Khrushchev has not yet recanted his determination to bury us," he said. "But to mix a metaphor, if this is a first step when does the second shoe drop? Khrushchev already speaks of a non-aggression pact and other matters. The treaty therefore must be examined against the opaque curtain of the future." one of the accidents and a fourth was hurt in an accident early today. . Killed In one crash, were Eugene Varble, 24, and Ronald W. Hurt, 18, both ot Carrollton, and Harold K. Keck, 53, CarllnVlllg. The fatal accidents occurred at 5 p.m. Hurt and Varble, the latter ,a passenger on Hurt's vehicle, died when the motorcycle went out of control and crashed into an automobile driven by James L. Russell, 25, of Meridocia St., Alton, a mile north of Jcrseyville on Rte. 67A. No one in the automobile driven by Russell was injured. Stale Trooper Donald Ealon said Hurt and Varble were riding beside another northbound motorcycle when the Hurt motorcycle went out of control. He said t h e people on the second motorcycle stopped, looked over the scene, then drove away. Hurt, a 1963 graduate of Carrollton High School, was a son of Mrs. Nelbert Hurt. His father died two months ago. Varble was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Oran Varble. Keck was killed when his motorcycle blew a tire a mile east of Shipman on Rte. 16, skidded 185 feet, and stopped in a roadside ditch. Mrs. Keck, 47, a passenger, incurred a leg fraclure and multiple cuts and bruises. She is a patient at Carlinville Area Hospital, where her condition was described today as good. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pruitt of Flora, who ( were riding a motorcycle behind the Kecks, ran into a ditch to avoid collision. Both were taken to Carlinville Area Hospital, where Mrs. Pruitt was admitted as a patient. Her condition today was described as good. In another accident, Robert Williams, 25, of 523 Broadway, East Alton, received minor injuries at 1:52 a.m. today when his motorcycle' struck a utility pole 6n Main Street near the railroad tracks in East Alton. Williams was treated at St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton for multiple abrasions on his arms and legs. He was charged with failure to have vehicle under control. Saboteurs Die in Bombing Attempt MARACAIBO, Venezuela W) — A bomb exploded prematurely at an American-owned oil pipeline Sunday night, killing two saboteurs who were planting it. It was the fourth bombuig at the Creole Petroleum Co. pipeline here. Gls AtiBVSHED A U. S. Army jeep lies on side after two American soldiers riding in it were killed and another wounded in a grenade and machine-gun ambush by North Korean troops at dawn today. Sgt. Lee Ford of Shamrock, Texas, stands guard beside wrecked jeep. (AP Wirephoto) 2 Americans Killed In Korean Ambush By K. C; HWANG SEOUL (AP) — North Korean troops killed two American soldiers and wounded anolher today in a dawn, ambush just soulh of the demilitarized zone about 20 miles from Seoul, Ihe U.N. command announced. Col George Creel, U.N. command spokesman, said the Reds launched "a vicious and unprovoked attack" on three members of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division as they rode in a jeep to a guard post hear Chungyang-Dong. Creel said the American soldiers were, hit by machine-gun fire and grenades which apparently came Child Strangles When Shirt Gets Caught BENLD, 111. (AP) — Edward Polio, 4, of Northbrook strangled to death Sunday when his shirt caught on a hook at his grandparents' home in Benld. Conrad D a w s b n, Macoupin County coroner, said the youth apparently, was trying to climb out a bedroom window of the one-story home, when his shirt caught on a screen hook. Dawson said the boy apparently strangled to death trying to free himself. A local rescue squad's efforts to revive the boy failed, Dawson said. Edwardsville Man Loses Life When Ro wboat Flips \ EDWARDSVILLE — Leo John Levora, 35, of 508 Montclaire Ave., drowned about 9:30 p.m. Saturday in Dunlap Lake, east of Edwardsville, when a rowboat In which he and a companion were riding capsized. Neither Levora nor his companion, Roger Landreth of 704 Franklin Ave., could swim, The accident occurred, according to Landreth, when the two atlempted to change places in the boat and it turned over. Landreth said he caught hold of the overturned boat and paddled behind it lo shore. Levora, he said, struck out toward the shoreline swimming. When Landreth ' reached shore with the boat, he inquired of a friend who had remained behind, Anthony Brobrowski, if Levora had reached the shoreline which was Brobj-owski's first knowledge that the accident had occurred. The sheriff's office and the Edwardsville emergency squad were call- ecf and Levora's* body was found floating about 15 feet from the shore line about 11:30 p.m. by Deputy Sam I^oto. The i Levoras, Bobrowskis and Landreths were guests at a cookout at the Edward Long residence, 110 Thomas, Saturday evening prior to the'accident, Levora had been employed as a clej-k in the shipping and receiving department of A. 0. Smith Corp. for the past mine years. from seven ambush positions just inside the demilitarized zone. "We can assume there were seven North Korean soldiers in the raiding party," he said. There was no immediate comment from the Pentagon on the incident, which occurred two months after a helicopter carrying two American captains was fired on and forced down in Red territory. The North Koreans have refused lo release the captains despite U.S. demands in the mixed armistice commission. Creel said the ambush attack was made about 5:30 a.m. The wounded soldier was hit in the chest, arms and legs. Names of the Americans were DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 71°. high 84°, low 71°. River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 2-1 hrs. to 8 a.m. 6.1. Pool 23.4. 0.45 in. withheld until their next of kin were notified. The ambushers could easily con ceal themselves. That part of the demilitarized zone has grown into a virtual jungle since the armistice ending the Korean War was signed 10 years ago. Youth Injured When Old Cannon Explodes WEST POINT, Ohio '(AP)— Richard J. Lacher Jr. 16, lost his left hand and suffered severe powder burns while firing a .cannon Sunday during a mock Civi War battle. His condition was re ported as serious. The accident occured as Lacher shoved a ramrod down the barrel of a 16-pound brass cannon More than 10,000 persons viewed the mock battle commemorating the 100th anniversary of the capture of Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan. WASHINGTON (AP) - Roy E. Davidson told Congress today it would cost him his job as head of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers if he endorsed President Kennedy's plan to avert a strike over manpower-reducing •ailroad work rules. "Even if I had the temerity or desire to commend the proposed egislation to the members of my union," Davidson said, "I am cer- ain that Ihere would be enthusiastic acclamation for my removal rom the union's leadership." Davidson said the Kennedy pro- )osal "is not only compulsory ar- jitration, it is compulsory arbi- ration with the added evil of an utterly unfair preferement for the demands of management." Kennedy would have the Interstate Commerce Commission de- .ermine work rules, binding for :wo years unless unions and rail management negotiated a settlement. Davidson, teslifying before the House Commerce Committee, said the ICC is less capable of handling that assignment than any other arbitrator suggested in the four-year course of the dispute, adding "and the record of :he ICC conveys no sense of reassurance whatever concerning and prejudgment." Upper Alton Wants Its Street Parking Opposition to a curbside parking ban on College Avenue between Washington and Main Streets by the Upper Alton Business Men's Assn. appears as a reversal of a previous stand. In a letter filed with the city clerk for referral to the City Council at its next meeting Aug. L4, Henry Moore, president of the association, protests plans of the Division of Highways for widening and repaying of .College Avenue between Washington and the underpass at Rodgers Avenue. The UABMA has decided "to go on record as unanimously opposed to elimination or reduction of street parking in the 2500 block of College." The communi- gallon also says, "We are in complete opposition to erection of a concrete median strip or other type of street divider in the 2500-block of College Avenue." Improvement of College Avenue and the GM&O underpass are Deluded in new studies nof under way by the Division of Highways with regard to projected lighway construction projects for jie Alton-Wood River area, The UABMA is reported to favor some alternative to inclusion of the 2500-b lock business block in the College project. One suggestion-put forth is to terminate the College widening at Main Street and route stale traffic'on a one-way arrangement along Main Street to Washington avenue in Ihe business dislricl area. The objection to reduction or elimination of parking in the 2500 block, the heart of the business district, is a reversal of the association's position taken last October when it voted 10 to 1 to permit the banning of parking on one side of College. At that time the businessmen said they favored widening of the street and felt that parking created traffic congestion. Earlier, residents of Upper Alton protested any project which included banning of parking on College in the business district. Because of Dogtown Defeat.,, Berm Link Poses Route Problem Defeat last week In City Council of an urban renewal plan to eliminate Dogtown has posed a right- of-way problem for a connection with the Mississippi River levee berm highway. Right-of-way to connect the berm highway with East Broadway would have been available, almost automatically under the proposed pogtown clearance project, But now, with the renewal project dead, building on the or- ( Jginally-pHwned' route woujd be difficult, Mayor p. W- Day said. / Rlght-of'Way, if l*e planned jrputg is used, wljl have to Jbe ob, tained from numerou.s owners, tlw Mayor said. i |ji starting .a review of the right- of-way mailer today, the-Mayor «atd he would seek to determine will be possible to lay put the connection on a direct route through East End Place, by following an existing street such as Indiana Avenue. Might Reduce Cost Such a revision in the plans, If practicable, Day pointed out, would gi'eatly minimize the problem of getting the right-of-way, because dealing with a multiplicity of property owners would be avoided, It also might afford a ijioderate cost reduction.- He suggested Indiana has a GO-foot width that might be adequate, Pay said that an East End link between the state-planned berm highway is important as an eastern connection with the'berin, ! route. ' The, , prgieet for a cqnjiectlpg link, Including a section through East End Place, was formally outlined as an MFT Improvement, 18 months ago, when a proposed am project known as the Union Street extension was put before the City Council, The overall plan was to partially reconstruct .Union east of Central, then extend it eastward across E. 'Broadway and through East End place to the berm highway location. The plan Included a separated crossing, probably by an overhead viaduct, over the railroad tracks to the south of East End Place. The crossing over the railroads would be costly and the whole project was estimated at about Jl,250,000, However, it was indicated some aid to the city for the railroad viaduct might be forthcoming from state and federal funds. J'oUit for Hull Crowing Tpday, Maypjr p#y emphasized that the portion of the project to afford a connection between Ihe berm.and E. Broadway, south of East End Place, is the important section that nosv calls for consideration. The location was long ago agreed on, he pxplained, because it Is the one point where it would be possible to get a crossing over the railroad lines to the borm without encountering a multiplicity of sidetracks on which there is almost constant Industrial switching activities. In his study begun today, the mayor was considering only the plans for the link between Broadway and the berm. His interest was spurred in part by the recent state announcement that planning for the extension of the Great River Road (borm route) to (he East Alton areft has been resumed with possibility of bridge construction over Wood River being started next year, DeGaulle to Refuse nn o * "O in A To Sign Ban Pact Takes Dim View Rail Union President Raps Kennedy Plan Davidson's indictment of the Kennedy plan opened the committee's fourth day of hearings on Ihe administration measure—and echoed the bitter opposition expressed by leaders of railroad unions before the Senate Commerce Committee Friday. Railroad officials told the committee last week that exhaustive negotiating efforts had lefl union and management miles apart on key issues, including 32,500 firemen's positions the railroads contend are unnecessary. Davidson disputed thai saying "Ihere had been considerable progress toward the settlemenl of Ihis dispute and—under the surface—the dispute is not nearly so hopeless as it might seem to the public." Earlier, the chairman of 1he Senate committee "walchdog- ging" railroad — union talks said it certainly is possible for them to settle their dispute by negotiations. "I don't think those parties are as far apart as is assumed," said Sen. John O. Pastore, D-R. I., acting chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, which has been hearing testimony on President Kennedy's proposals for averting a nationwide rail strike. Pastore commented in an inter- Expect Epidemic To Follow Quake By PHIL, DOPOULOS SKOPJE, Yugoslavia (ff) — Survivors by the thousands fled quake-shattered Skopje and the threat of a typhus epidemic today. As authorilies announced Ihe search for more survivors would end after today, the government reported a Yugoslav girl was pulled oul of the rubble, still alive 30 hours after she was entombed .n Friday's killer earthquake. Premier Alexander Grlickov of ,he Macedonian Republic said the number of bodies recovered headed toward the 900 mark and an estimated 700 dead were still mried under rubble. But Grlickov said it would be assumed that no one else now could be found alive and the government would go ahead on that Conviction to raze all the build- ngs in this ancient Macedonian capital. Possible epidemics and renewed •arlhquakes posed a constant problem, he said. There were a !esv new tremors Sunday but ;hey were slight. On the fourth day after the cut- iclysmie quake demolished the city, the stench of cracked sewers, human wasle and refuse mingling with the smell of decomposing bodies lay like a stifling blankel over Ihe sun-scorchsd irea. Temperalures were in Ihe 90s. Each passing hour brought the danger of possible typhus cut- in-oak even closer. Now, Grlickov said, the main concern was .finishing the evacua- ion of all people not engaged in clearing work or other essential obs and putting heavy demolition crews to work razing the city. A new city for the 270,000 population will be built from the round up on a safer site to be determined after seismplogical studies are completed, Grlickov More than 70,000 women, children and old people had cleared out of the city by early morning mcl still they poured out, on foot ind in cars, trains and planes. Some pushed carts filled with a 'e\v salvaged belongings. Others ledalled bicycles slowly through .he debris. At government order, evacuation of everyone but men able to iclp in heavy work was being carried out. The recovery of a Belgian couple from the rubble Sunday after >5 hours of being buried alive raised some hopes that more liv- ng might still be found. Then rescue of the Yugoslav girl stirred another faint spark of hope, Premier Grlickov said the work of completely razing the city From the ruins of the Hole Macedonia, where the Belgian couple was found, workmen dug out the bodies of a man and woman presumed to be the first American dead in the disaster. Officials / said they concluded thai the bodies were those of an American Air Force sergeant sta lioned in Europe and his German wife. An automobile, with identification papers of Staff Sgf. Harold Slacj of Gouverneur, N.Y. in the glove comparlmenl, has been standing near the hotel since the quake struck the city Friday. The couple were on their.way to Greece from Germany on a vacation. In Belgrade an American Embassy spokesman said it was the first word they knew of concerning any American dead. Twelve other Americans who had been in the Skopje area were all safe. iew after two weekend negotial- ng sessions, conducted by Secre- ary of Labor W. Willard Wirlz, ailed lo bring any signs ot pro- ress. Pastore, indicating strong congressional reluctance to act ii he strike, cul short hearings Saturday so the talks could be resumed. The Senate and House Commerce Committees scheduled sessions today. Rail union leaders were scheduled to leslify on Kennedy's proposal lo lei Ihe Inlerslale Com merce Commission deal wilh Ihe key work rules dispute. The unions have been crilical of Ihe ^resident's plan. Pastore, noting that the chie slunibling block "is the fireman's, lelper" question, said the rail roads wanted to eliminate 32,500 jobs of firemen. 'We heard that as lale as June Ihe labor leaders were suggesling 5,500," he said. "Somewhere be Iween Ihere Ihese people have gol lo come lo some agreement" The 5,500 figure was raised Sal urday by H. E. Gilbert, preside!! of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, who said Ihe companies had refusec even lo consider it. Pastore criticized a proposal b> George Meany, president of th AFL-CIO, thai a joint congres sional committee be created I supervise Ihe talks. "This committee is walchdo; ging now and it will continue I watchdog," he said. The railroads have postpone Ihe work rule changes until Aug 29 to give Congress time to ac Says UAR Will Sign Test Pact LONDON (AP)-Presidenl Ga mal Abdel Nasser says Ihe Unitec Arab Republic will joi. in tin partial nuclear test ban agree rient initialed by the Unitec Stales, Britain and the Soviet Un on. Israel is expected to take similar action. Nasser told a student group in Alexandria Sunda'y night he sup x>rted Indian Prime Minisle Nehru's call for all nalions to sup port and sign a lesl ban treaty Nasser also called for more dis armament negolialions and evenl ual deslruclion of nuclear stock piles. He's Still Friends With U.S. Hy HAKVEY HUDSON PARIS (AP) - President Iharles de Gaulle said today "ranee will not sign the Moscow .greement to hall nuclear lesting :bovc ground, in space or under vater. Do Gaulle said lhat since 'ranee would never strike the irst blow, such a nonaggression jacl would be needless. The presidenl was referring to iroposais advanced by the Rus- ians in their recent talks with he United Slates and Britain hat the limited nuclear test ban reaty by Ihe three powers be led into a European nonaggres- sion pact. Premier Khrushchev ms publicly asked for it, and the United Slates and Britain agreed o take up this subject with their allies. De Gaulle commented: "Today, ranee solemnly declared hrough the voice of the president of the Republic that there will lever be any aggression by •"ranee. Our participation in a pact of nonaggression is hence vithout purpose." He also rejected any European nonaggression pact as proposed by the Soviet Union at the test ban talks with the United States and Britain. The test ban pact was initialed last week. Addressing a crowded news conference, De Gaulle said France will call for a general conference on disarmament before the end of this year. He declared thai France will halt—its own nuclear program only if Ihe United States and the Soviet Union agree to destroy their nuclear slockpiles. He said Ihe disarmament conference should consider Ihe de- slruclion of stockpiles and the destruction of vehicles — such as missiles and rockets—for delivering nuclear bombs. This is in line with long-established French policy—that France would resign from the nuclear club only if the club itself is dis- janded. De Gaulle said that while the Moscow agreement might be considered a good thing as a start- ng po'nt, il slill lefl Ihe world in danger. "II has nol lifted the atomic nenace which weights on the vorld," he said. "None of the signers has renounced the use of Uomic weapons and hence the position of the world has not changed in any way." TODAY'S CHUCKLE A vacation should be just long enough for the boss to miss you, and not long enough for him lo discover how well he can get along without you. (© 1903, General Features Corp,) LONELY SURVIVOR Bewildered, & chilli sits ttlone oil pile of rubble tljftt once mis |jer homo in lliut struck tllfl olty 01) July lulo of (Ills diikj'* Juiuily U take only s lew days, start- Skopje, Yugoslavia. Tht> tut was one of (AP Wirepliotu) ing Tuesday, tljo survivors Q| 4pvast»til»g ettriliqiJtt

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