Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 31, 1963 · Page 1
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Iftsitfai » - < • . PAGfe 4 •.'vV:JP^ .. iff A t!0rf*f r*t« CLASSIFIED . V PAGE 2* v > • PAGE 24 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 12? Years THURSDAY Low 70, High 94 (Complete Wefttfte*, ftifrft I) IJstebUshed January 15, 1836. Vol. dXXVffl, Mo. 108 ALT ON, ILL,, WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 1963 28 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press, Kennedy Cover Up Charged WASHINGTON (AP)-A Mlsslfl- slppl stale senator charged today that Ally. Gen. Robert Kennedy was guilty of "a brnzen cover up job" when ho said there wa no evidence of Communist contro of current civil rights demoiistra tlons. The charge was made by John C. McLaurln In testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee which Is considering Preslden Kennedy's public accommodation proposal. McLaurln also proposed as j solution of the racial problem t. massive relocation of Negroes so that the population of each state would be about 10 per cent Negro He said the Negro population now ranges from 42 per cent in Mis slssippl to less than one per cem in some northern states. Itopontd Charges McLaurin today repeated charges made earlier in the hear ings by Govs. Ross Barnett 01 Mississippi and George Wallace of Alabama. During his testimony two weeks ago, Barnett displayed a picture which he said showed the Rev. Martin Luther King, a Negro leader, at the Highlander Folk School in Tennessee r— a school which Barnett said was a Communist training school, . Subsequently, Atty Gen. Ken nedy wrote the committee that the government lias no evidence that any top leaders of major civil rights movement are Communists or Communist controlled. McLaurin told the committee: "When he (Kennedy) says there 3s no evidence that Martin Luther King or any of the top leaders of the major civil rights groups are Communists, or Communist controlled, then he has either deliberately misstated the facts or is the most ignorant attorney general this nation has ever had. "I tell you, gentlemen, that Atty. Gen. Kennedy is not an ignorant man. I charge that he is deliberately whitewashing the Negro leadership, with which he is in daily contact, and that in doing so he has, with full knowledge, deliberately ignored pertinent facts in the files of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and facts .available to him, and to you from the files of the House Committee on Unamerican Activities or your own Senate subcommittee on internal security." *& Seek FUI'C Bill Across the capital, meantime, Negro leaders were , urging the House Judiciary Committee to strengthen the administration's proposed civil rights legislation. A particular request is tor addition of a fair employment practices bill. Tuesday, they got the assurance of Chairman Emonuel, Celler, D- N.Y., that he'll go along with them. The votes to do it will be harder to come by. The beginning of the play of strategy in the House marked the approaching end of the preliminaries in the civil rights battle. In the Senate signs of progress are hard to detect. Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy, w'ho has spent lour days listening to Sen. Sam J. Ervin, D-N.C., question the constitutionality of key parts of the legislation, is due back for another session today, and Ervin says* he still has a long way to go. Sen. Kenneth B. Keating, R- N.Y., suggested night hearings in order to speed things up. In the House, Celler hopes to wind up hearings this week, with the exception of testimony by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Celler said he will hold the hearings open until King has an opportunity to appear. Celler's commitment to try to put fair employment practices Into the seven-part administration package was given to a group headed by Clarence Mitchel, Washington representative of 4he N tlonal Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Afte,r Celler said he would entertain a nation to add the controversial measure and urge its support, Mitchell said! "Now It's our Job tp get the votes to support the chairman." A fair employment practices bill that would ban racial discrimination in employment has been approved fry the House Education and Labor Committee but has no ' chance of getting by the House Rules Committee to the floor. Columbus Day to Be New State Holiday SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) Gov. Otto ftewer today signed a bill setting Columbus Pay, Opt. 13, as an official state holiday, TODAY'S Every year i» M a P (0 im^Mer^'Waturti Corp,) FALLOVT SHELTER Member of an Army Corps of Engineers team puts official fallout shelter sign on Alton City Hall, one of 44 places designated as shelters in Alton. Side- walk superintendents are Albert Deucker (right) civil defense director, and City Clerk Paul Price. U.S. Military Chiefs Have Eye on Korea By FRED S. HOFFMAN " killed this week battling raiders WASHINGTON (AP)—U.S. mil- tary chiefs watched today for igns indicating whether the out- reak of shooting incidents in Ko- ea might foreshadow major ac- ion by the Communists. So far, the disposition in the 3 entagon is to regard the indents this week as isolated. Any_ further ambushes by North Korea's Red marauders or en- ounters with them could raise the evel of concern, sources said, be- ause they might point to development of an offensive pattern. The Joint Chiefs of Staff were >eing kept abreast of the situation long the demilitarized zone, but or the present were leaving the eins in the hands of U.S. com- nanders in Korea. There has been no special alert f American forces outside Korea, uthorities said. In South Korea, patrols have een strengthened and -vigilance ncreased along the 150-mile no- man's-land separating Communist nd non-Communist halves of the ountry. Clashes Three U.S. soldiers and a South lorean policeman have been St. Louis Negroes Sue Railroad, Clerks Union ST. LOUIS (AP)-Seven Negro men, charging racial discrimina- on, filed a suit in U.S. District "ourt today asking ?10 million rom the Missouri Pacific Rail- oad and the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks. Their attorney, Wilson Gray, aid the suit was filed because men felt they were being dis^ riminated against in the 1 disposi- ion of jobs by the railroad. Gray said Missouri-Pacific was utomating. part of the jobs done y the clerks, messengers 'and aborers at the St, Louis office. near the demilitarized zone. Four North Korean Communist infiltrators died violently Tuesday six miles south of the armistice line. A U.N. spokesman said two of the infiltrators committed suicide when surrounded. American diplomatic officials studied the flare-up in Korea against the background of the Chinese Communist Cleavage with the Soviet Union and Red China's espousal of a hard line against the West. The North Koreans have aligned themselves with the Red Chinese, who supported them in the Korean conflict. A State Department spokesman, Richard I. Phillips, said Tuesday the North Koreans' aggressiveness appears to be a demonstration of truculence connected with the 10th anniversary of the armistice which brought an end to big-scale fighting in Korea. "However, I would not want to exclude the possibility of their being linked to wider developments in Asia," Phillips said. By this he meant reports of a Red Chinese military buildup along India's frontier, which Communist Chinese troops penetrated last fall. Phillips told newsmen there lave been no reports of troop movements inside China. The United States and South Korea are in an infinitely better military position than they were 13 years ago when the North Koreans poured across the 38th Parallel in a surprise attack. Work Position The only American fighting men in Korea then were about 500 military advisers stationed with Korean forces, The last U.S. combat troops had been pulled out more Ujan a year before. The South'Korean army in mid- 1950 had only about 65,000 combat-ready men and was badly outgunned by the North Koreans. The South Korean air force numbered 22 planes. Now, there are 50,000 American military men in South Korea, including the 1st Cavalry and 7th Infantry Divisions. The South Koreans have a 500,000-man force equipped and trained by the United States. U. S. Sues For Negro Registration WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department filed its largest voting registration suit to date today, urging a federal court to order the immediate registration of more than 2,000 Negroes in Birmingham, Ala. Aity. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy said the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Birmingham, demanded that local registration officials be ordered to stop discriminating against Negro applicants. Birmingham is the largest city in which the department has sought through court action to secure equal voting rights for Negroes. Today's was the 43rd voting suit filed, the eighth in Alabama. The heart of the complaint is that voting registration forms are used as strict tests for Negroes but not whites, the department said. Named as defendants are members of the Board of Registrars of Jefferson County, which includes Birmingham, and the state of Alabama. The suit said the defendants "have sought to preserve the existing imbalance between the number of whites and Negroes registered by applying unreasonable and discriminatory standards to Negro applicants." Only about 14,000 of 116,100 eligible Negroes are registered to vote in the county, the department said, while about 120,000 of the 256,300 eligible whites' are registered. SIU Proposes Government Probe of Bids on Projects Builder Strike Looms A strike of area construction projects Thursday by i r o n- workers and carpenters appeared certain today as the failure to reach a contract agreement with the Southern Illinois Builders Assn. continued. Ironworkers, after an all-day session Tuesday in the offices of the U.S. Mediation and Conciliation Service, will take the contractors' proposal to their membership for a vote tonight. A meeting of SIBA and the carpenters which began at 10 a.m. today was to resume at 2 p.m. The contracts of the carpenters and ironworkers expire at midnight tonight. Richard Rook, president of SIBA told the Telegraph today that he believed there would be a strike in the area, tying up all major construction projects. These, he said, included the Illinois Power Co. power plant, the new housing project forjhe elderly, the YMCA building, Monticello College's Hatheway Hall and other projects in the area. The proposal offered is the same contract which the Laborers Union, Plasterers Unions and some Hodcarriers Unions accepted previously. It includes a 30 cents an hour wage increase over three years, with 15 cents effective this year, 15 cents next year and no increase the following year. Carpenters and ironworkers are seeking an increase of 60 cents an hour over a three year period. Rook said the position of SIBA has not changed, "nor will it change. We feel that what we have offered the other labor groups is a fair increase." The carpenters, who belong to the Tri-Counties Council and the Madison County District Council already have indicated that they will not work without a contract. An ironworkers official said it is "up to the membersip" whether there is a strike, but the union's members took a strike vote about AVO to three weeks ago, it was learned. Also expiring at midnight tonight is the contract of the Cement Finishers, but no meetings of that union had been set as of today, it was reported. Weather Warning Severe thunderstorms Iiave been forecast for tho Telegraph area today until 8 this evening. The Weather Bureau said thunderstorms would be accompanied by damaging winds and large Imil. The area which might be affected includes an are n along 60 miles either side of a line from St. Louis to 30 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Former Nobles May Seek English Office LONDON (AP)—A selfmade ex- ord can now become prime min- ster of Britain. The House of Commons Tuesday night approved a bill allowing peers to renounce their titles and seek election to Commons. Tradi- ion bars members of the peerage from the highest government office. STUMPS THE EXPERTS PASADENA, Calif. — Billy Warren, 10-year-old fifth grader, discusses an ion engine for space travel with Ronald S. H. Toms of Electro-Optical Systems, Inc. after stumping Toms with a question based on an Einstein theory. Billy heard Toms lecture on "Ion Propulsion." That's when Billy came up with the question which sent the space scientists back to their computers for more calculations. Related story Page 24. (AP Wirephoto) Bus Fares in Area Are tipped a Nickel Prove GIs Killed by N. Koreans By ROBERT EUNSON SEOUL, Korea (AP)—The Communist guns which killed two U.S soldiers and wounded a third Monday just south of the demili- :arized zone were the same weap< ons carried by North Korean soldiers killed Tuesday, a U.N. command spokesman announced. "Ballistic tests have proven conclusively that submachine ;uns taken from two North Ko- •eans killed Tuesday afternoon are the same weapons used in the Monday morning ambush attack," Col. George Creel said. Creel explained that the "mark' ngs on the bullets taken from the dead (American) cavalrymen compare with the markings on >ullets fired from the captured submachine guns." U.S. soldiers "exchanged fire with the enemy" early today for he third consecutive day just south of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea, Brig. Gen. Charles Pershing 3rown announced. Brown, acting commander of he 1st Cavalry Division, said: "No one was wounded or killed on our side and there were no definite results from the contact." Brown's statement gave credence to the belief that the Communists have increased their infil- ration of the 10-year-old buffer zone dividing North and South Ko 3a, Tuesday U.S. troops and South <orean policemen flushed four >Jorth Korean soldiers six miles south of the armistice line. He Could Choose, but... Wilbur Medlock Keeps His Name Uy GKORGK LKIGHTY Telegraph Stuff Writer An Altonlan who has been "Wilbur Edgar Wedlock" for 50 years was recently faced with selecting a brand new name for WinseU *- ftnxJ he remains Wilbur Edgar Medlock. Metflock doesn't especially like "Wilbur" and actively detests Meaiock said of this morning. " .,, * «*y with ca«P a)l of bis social security atl(1 other papm UsrWm that way," Medlock, « construction worker, who lives at 718 JtoPgdoo ..«•,-. found he was listed at Morgan County Courthouse at Jacksonville as the "fifth child" of Frank and Pora Medlock. He was born at Franklin, 111,, Aug. 8, 1912, and his parents d$n't name him Immediately. Tho name he eventually acquire^ was never put on Morgan County records. "They said he could take any name, he wanted." Mrs. Medlock said. : • ' This threw the door wide open. Medloek could now annex a name wjth professional or commercial tone, Buqb as "J. Huntley Medlock" or "R., Buffington Mt !Ws Wftl w.-rad- temptation, Mrs. Medlock said, because he'd never be able to face regular guys with a name like that. On the other hand, Mrs. Medlock said, he could acquire legally a real handy name, one easy to pronounce and remember, like "Tpni Me^lpck" or "Bob Medlock," but habit and a long list of records, such as those in the Alton schools which Medlock attended, managed to prevail. "Now he's legally Wilbur Edgar Medlock, but everybody calls him 'Speed,' anil he likes that," Mrs. Medlock said. A sidelight &> Mudlock'6 name y problem, Mrs. Medlock said, lies in the fact that he actually started out as "John Lester Medlock," the name his parents gave him as an infant, but never recorded it. A woman at Franklin told to parents that she'd "buy him a suit when he grew up," if they'd change his name to "Wilbur J2d- gar." "They started calling him Wilbur Edgar," Mrs. Medlock said, and later named another eon John Lester. The brother, John Lester Medlock, lives at 2?S Cvirvey, Godfrey. "And he never did get that suit," Mrs. MeOlock said. Bus fares in Alton and Woo River will be raised to 25 cent under a new plan approved fo the Bi-State Transit System Tues day. The new fares will go into e feet on or about Oct. 1. Present fares for local r.'des o the Alton and Wood River route are 20 cents. The new fares are part of an overall fare revision announcec by the transit system "to equalizi 'ares throughout the area and to create a simple fare structure,' according to a spokesman. Features of t h e new plan include unlimited ride passes for students and adults. An unlimited ride pass for adults will be i!2 a month and a similar pass or students will be $2 a week. The student pass will go into effect Sept. 2. Each would provide unlimited •iding on regular service within he basic area in which the pass s purchased. Trips outside the jasic area would be subject to lormal zone change payments. The student passes will be good between 7 am. and 4:30 p.m. on ;chool days, with rides at other i m e s costing an additional 5 cents. A uniform zone charge of 5 cents will be introduced and a re- jsed series of zone boundaries vill be established. Zone charges vary at present on the different ines in the system. Fares for children under 12 •ears old will be 15 cents through- iut the system. Children's fares •ury at present. The basic fares on all Bi-State ines will be 25 cents when he new plan goes into effect. Barracks City Planned for Quake Victims SKOPJE, Yugoslavia (AP) Die Yugoslav government rushed ilans today to set up a barracks ity to house the survivors of Ikopje until a new city is built. Dynamite and bulldozers con- inued leveling the ruins of last 'riday's earthquake. Officials said they plan to erect heap but bearable shelters .round the city. More than half of the 270,000 litizens of Sokpje have been noved to other communities. Others were still trickling uway >ut of the area until the danger if a typhus epidemic is past. Six days after the quake hit Skopje, the count of recovered xxiies stood close to 1,000. Au thorilies said at least 700 awe icrsons were missing und presumed dead, Soviet-China Split Gets Broader By JOHN RODERICK TOKYO (AP)-Red China offi cially rejected the U.S.-British Soviet nuclear test ban agreemeni oday in an attack on the Soviel ;overnment indicating Peking may be near a formal break with Moscow. A government statement dis- ributed by the official New China ews agency said the Peking re- ime would not adhere to the act initialed in Moscow last r eek because the agreement's main purpose was to bar Red China from obtaining nuclear Area Job Fails to Get Okay A government investigation has been proposed by Southern Illinois University trustees into bids submitted on construction projects at the university's Edwardsville and Carbondale divisions. The trustees Tuesday held up action on an estimated $4.6 million science building at the Edwardsville campus. President Delyte W. Morris said he was "profoundly disturbed" by apparent low bids that ranged as high as 58 per cent above estimated costs on heating and plumbing items. John S, Rendleman, the university legal adviser, said he will take up the mutter next week with the Madison County state's attorney and the U.S. district attorney in East St. Louis, regarding the Edwardsville campus. Only One Bid The only bid for general construction on the Edwardsvilla structure was for $2.98 million, about $187,000 under estimates, and was submitted by Fruin Colnon of St. Louis. Bidding on some mechanical items, however, was $164,000 above estimates, and the low plumbing bid was $160,000 above estimates, spokesmen said. The apparent low bidder on the plumbing for the science laboratory and faculty office building was Fowler Plumbing and Heating Co. of Centralia, with a /]• gure of $487,000. Apparent low bidder on heating nd air conditioning was Ushei irothers Ideal Heating Co. o£ Chi cago with ?318,888. Cost estimates on the two items n the science building could nol be obtained today from the SIU architect's office. The plumbing contract for the Lovejoy Memorial Library on the Edwardsville campus had been awarded to the Fowler firm on their bid of $162,000, and tho plumbing contract for the general classroom and faculty office.? Duilding had been awarded to Thomas J. Fleming of Alton on 2 bid of $157,527. OK Dormitory Job The trustees approved by a 6-3 •capons. The statement described the artial test ban pact as a "dirty raud" and said it was designed to prevent all the threatened eace-loving countries, including ""hina, from increasing their de- use capability." "The indisputable facts prove," said, "that the policy pursued y the Soviet government is one : allaying with the forces of war 0 oppose the forces of peace, al- ying with imperialism to oppose ocialism, allying with the United tales to oppose China, and ally- ng with the reactionaries of all ountrics to oppose the people of 10 world." There is no record of a similar ublic criticism by the Peking overnment of the government of ussia. The language was the nd usually employed by a gov- •nment which contemplates ome serious step in relation to other. The Chinese and Russians have 1 the past few years used end- ss words to criticize each other, ut until today they have done o only on the Communist party vote bids on $9.3 million in con- truction on a dormitory project in Carbondale. Arnold H. Maremont, a member of the board, vot- d against approving the bids, re- ommending consideration of rand jury action. In questioning the bids on the arbondale project, the trustees oted that the bids varied less than 3 per cent from estimates. The project's estimated cost has risen from $10.5 million to $11.23 million. The federal government will provide approximately 50 per cenl of funds for the Carbondale work. Trustees are to review the Edwardsville project's bids on AUK, 13. 8,000-Mile Space Probe Under Study CAPE CANAVERAL, Fia. (AP) —Scientists are studying data radioed from a payload which raced 8,000 miles into space to study the ionosphere. The probe, hurled upward by a Blue Scout racket, relayed nearly four hours of excellent signals before burning up us planned during atmospheric re-entry above the Indian Ocean Tuesday. DATA AT THE DAM 8 a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 75", low 72" River stuge below Prectpltutlon dum at 8 a.m. 5.2. Pool 2:1.4. 24 lirs. to 8 u.m. Nqno, As Sun Sank ... 2 Stuck in Hard Tar DALLAS, Tex. (AP) — Twenty-four firemen and ft squad Tuesday night released two boys stuck in barrel of tar, Robert Neria, 12, and his brother, Paul, 13, were tuck fast when the soft tar in which they had been laying hardened as the sun went down, Two friends tried for three hours to pull them loo^ and then decided on other measures. "You'll never believe thin," the fire department wan old, "but we have two boys stuck in ft barrel of tflJ'«?f The boys souirmed as fire ajte^ tar, After a lef ure from police, the

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