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ttisHlei I'AMt~. SPOHTS --...Terr; CLASSIPjht) OniTUAftY , M An RETS . PAOfc 4 PAOK 18 PAGE SI PAGE 33 PAGE 82 PAGE 38 PAGEtfi PAGE 10 ELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years CLOUDY tow to, itigh oo Wciithw, Paw I) Established January IB, 1886. Vol. GXXVffi, No. 169 ALTON, ILL., THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1963 38 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Construction Strike Spotty A threatened work stoppage on major construction In 10 Southern Illinois counties presented a confusing picture today. Representatives o£ approximately 500 contractors und union officials failed to reach an agreement In negotiations Wednesday. Union leaders had said, "No contract, no work." Harold Gangnath, executive director of the Southern Illinois Builders Assn. and the II o m e Builders Assn., told the Telegraph loday that members of (he carpenters' union Involved In the negotiations are working in Madison County. However, he said carpenters in other counties- and ironworkers Bridge to Reopen by Labor Day The Clark Bridge, to be closed for repairs Aug. 12, will be open to traffic before Labor Day, Francis S. Lorenz, director of Illinois Department of Public Works and Buildings at Springfield, announced today. With traffic barred, the pocked bridge deck will be restored. The bridge is narrow, so one-way traffic during repairs was deemed unfeasible. On the Illinois side of the river traffic is expected to be detourec to Chain of Rocks Bridge anc Veterans Bridge, the latter at East SI. Louis. Work on the bridge floor will be done by a day labor unit of Illinois Division of Highways. Mem bers of the unit are members of various labor unions. Additiona' help needed in the project wil be employed under agreements with various local labor unions, i was said at the Springfield office of Illinois Division of Highways The Clark bridge, along with the Lewis bridge crossing the Mis souri River, has been toll free since 1957. Clark bridge is maintained jointly by Missouri and Illinois. Goldwatpr >/' Raps Action On Rights WASHINGTON (AP)—Sen. Bar ry Goldwater has opened fire on a Pentagon directive that could put segregated comrminities of: limits for servicemen. The Arizona Republican, re garded as a leading contender for his party's 1964 presidential nom ination, rocketed a "police state 1 charge Wednesday at Atty. Gen Robert F. Kennedy. There was no immediate com ment from Kennedy, who ha been a favorite target for South erners who oppose the adminis tration's civil rights program. Goldwater told the Senate tha a directive authorizing command ers to bar servicemen's visits t< segregated areas near military bases "started in the attorney general's office," He said teams headed by A fred B. Fitt, assistant secretary of defense for civil rights, ha<" visited base areas "completel; armed with dossiers on the bus inessmen in the community. Com plete with every figure the com mittee can get out of income ta returns." A Defense Department spokes man promptly denied that Fitt any members of his group hav or had information on businessmen taken from income tax rec ords or the files of any govern ment agency. Goldwater proposed an invest gallon Into "the directive an those people who have pushed and the full use of the power the police state by the attorne general." nd masons arc not working, lough no picket lines have been et up at area projects. . Carpenters Involved in the ne- otlallons postponed their work oppage to midnight, Aug. 12, It as learned, though Gangnath dded that SIBA had received no IflcioJ word of this date. Expired Wednesday Contracts of carpenters, omvorkcrs and cement flnlsh- rs unions expired at Wednesday midnight. The unions were ask- ig a 60-ccnt an hour Increase In ages and fringe benefits, and the ontractors have offered a 30-cent icrease. The only comment offered to ay by the Carpenters District ouncil of Madison County was lat the Council Wednesday, after meeting with SIBA, "voted to ive its negotiating committee ad Itional time." A spokesman for the Council said lat carpenters are working to- ay, but added "that could change five minutes." Gangnath said a meeting of IBA and the cement masons is et for Friday, but that no fur- he r negotiations with the car- icnters and ironworkers have een set at this time. Voted to Reject It After a meeting of ironworkers vith SIBA Wednesday, the mem iers voted at a union meeting lat r in the evening to reject the con tractors' proposal. The vote was 29 to 18, it was said. The union members also voted 219 to 13 to trike. However, L i a 1 Field, iron vorkers representative, said the ocal needed sanction of its inter national office before it could trike and sanction is expected in wo days. Gangnath said contractors had been advised that a work stoppage was expected and added hat association members "are prepared." Counties affected are Madison, St. Clair, Randolph, Washington, Clinton, Monroe, Jersey, Macoupin, Calhoun and Greene. " Civil Rights Drive to Go All The Way By DAVE SMITH LOS ANGELES (AP)—The na- ion's Negroes "will go the full vay" in the drive for civil rights, says the president of the National Urban League. Henry Steeger, New York magazine publisher and a Caucasian, :old a news conference Wednesday that increased Negro militancy and further rioting, bloodshed and picketing will result un- ess promises to the Negroes are fulfilled. Steeger said both current times and the tone of the league's na- ON WAV TO COURT CHICAGO — Charles Faulkner, 36, walks rapidly through corridor of Criminal Courts building with newspapers wrapped around his shorts, with no other garb except shoes and socks. Faulkner appeared in felony court on charge of burglary, and police had taken his outer clothing to crime laboratory for tests. Judge James E. Murphy hastily changed scene of hearing to his chambers. (AP Wirephoto) Right to Strike Rails In Jeopardy: Meany Testifies On Plan jonal conference greater militancy here demand within the in- Raps Union Discrimination In Trades By JOHN KOENIG JR. Associated Press Liibor Writer WASHINGTON (AP)-C. J. Haggerty, president of the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department, today branded as "plain nonsense" the notion that job discrimination against Negroes is far more prevalent in construction than in other industries. Employment figures presented recently to Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz "showed a completely opposite picture," Hagger- y said. For comparison with the construction industry, Haggerty cited study of employment practices of 65 firms representing a cross- section of U.S. industries. The 65 'irms are -participating in the* 'plans for progress" program—a drive for voluntary adoption of a nondiscriminatory hiring policy. Haggerty said the study, made by the President's Committee on Iqual Employment Opportunity, showed last December that only 12,110 or 2.6 per cent of the 65 companies' 2.5 million employes were nonwhites. A month ago,'Haggerty said, the Labor Department made a similar survey of federal construction jobs in 47 selected cities and found a ratio of 5.3 per cent of Negro oumeymen and apprentices to :otal men employed. "The survey showed Negro employment on these jobs, including esser skilled labor, came to 17 per cent of the total," said Hag- jerty. The President's committee study ncluded huge automobile, aircraft, telephone and electrical manufacturing companies which 'have blatantly advertised their Upsets Decorum Pants-less at the Bar tech- terracial league itself. "The word militancy has not been much applied to the league in the past," Steeger said, "but our view is that militancy can be evidenced around the conference table as well as in a picket line." Whitney M. Young Jr., the league's national executive director, in an address at the annua' banquet, urged the nation to support a massive domestic "Marshall Plan" to raise the Negroes' social and educational standards "Giving equally to citizens suffering for generations of depriva tion is, in effect, giving unequally," said Young. The "Marshall Plan" asks spa cial assistance to Negroes in ed ucation, training and employmenl and "calls for the same kind o: expression of generosity and un derstanding which motivated his country to spend 12 billion under the original Marshall Plan,' Young said, CHICAGO (AP) — Modern crime detection niques have upset Felony Court proceedings. When Charles Faulkner, 36, appeared Wednesday, he was wearing only underpants, shoes and socks and a newspaper to, protect his modesty. Police had taken his clothes to crime lab to try to prove a point. Faulkner was picked up Tuesday night outside a North Side grill where, police said, he was awaiting an accomplice inside. The accomplice, identified as Tode Mikarovski, 25, claimed Faulkner had pushed him inside through a broken ventilator, police said. When Faulkner denied it, his clothes were taken to the lab to see if stains on his pants match scraping from the ventilator. Both Faulkner and Mikarovski were held to the grand jury on burglary charges, but only after Judge James E. Murphy had adjourned the hearing to his chambers to protect -the-decorum'of the court. ' North Korea Says U.S. Provokes War By ROBERT EUNSON Associated Press Stuff Writer SEOU, Korea Off) — Communist North Korea accused the United States today of "war provocation plots" in this divided peninsula. It ignored the Red suicide squad that slipped into South Korea this week and killed three U.S. soldiers. The North Korean Foreign Ministry accused the State Department of trying to "cover up the criminal nature of U.S. imperialism in South Korea and to justify the long-term occupation of South Korea by the U.S. Army." "By playing up the nonexistent threat from the North," said a Communist broadcast, "the U.S. n =c=Z,^^,h ,, 5.-S? s •S21S2E hatching in the said the Ameri- gard to hiring and employment,' Haggerty said. Band Battled Bugs On a Shaky Stand If Ihey played Beethoven's 5th Symphony, it would have come in 6th at Uncle Remus . Park 50 years ago. Files of the Telegraph show the White Hussar Band, an ancestor of the present Alton Municipal Band, presented a concert, though' harassed by willow bugs and a shaky platform, Vibration of the bandstand blurred the notes, Director E. J. Klelnpeter complained. And, though it was not specifically reported tills way, some of the musicians must have played the bugs on their music rather than the notes. [camouflage the pilots they are South." North Korea cans are trying to justify "aggressive acts of their own." It said the United States has heightened tension by introducing "atomic weapons and guided missiles and turning South Korea into an atom- After 17 Years Judge Frees Alton Man EDWARDSVILLE~-An Altonisn was freed from Menard penl- tentlary Wednesday when Circuit Judge Joseph J. Barr ruled that he lad been unjustly deprived fil six years of "good time behavior" at the penal institution. Judge Parr ruled that JUician Jame§ Hopkins, confined at the for 17 years, had his sentence of even though a penitentiary completed 13 to 20 years, onetime Menard warden, Jerome F, Munie, had deprived him of si* years oj good ttme behavior because Hopkins had participated in a prison riot. The riot occurred when Hopkins had been a prisoner for slightly more than a year, it was brought out in court, Judge Barr held that the prisoner ctwld not be deprived of & years of "good time be> havipr" when he had not even been, at th? fcjftttodpii lor that period of time. Judge Parr's ruling foUowed Hopkins' appearance here on a writ ol habeas corpus. The prisoner was relcAsed following the ruling and two prison guards who accompanied Mm here returnfid o Menard. Hopkins was sentenced Oct. 3, 1946, to 13 to 20 years on a burgl ary charge growing out of a the! from the late Mollie Thorton of Alton, on Aug. 18, 1946. case was characterized by charges brought against three sheriffs .defUjes alter Hopkins way trapCejrrea from Alton city Jail to wwwly jail at Edwardsville. The deputies were discharged by the sherW, and later received «n charges y Another Earthquake Hits Skopje SKOPJE, Yugoslavia (AP) Fresh earth tremors rocked quake-shattered Skopje before dawn today, touching off widespread alarm among survivors. Thousands sleeping in the open or in tents started up in panic and dashed for open areas among the ruins. Many refused to lie down again after the tremors passed. They walked the streets until dawn. The tremors toppled a few weakened walls but no serious new damage was reported. Rescue officials said today there is no more hope for life un der the ruins of Skopje, smashed six days ago by the worst earth quake lii Yugoslav history. About 1,000 bodies have been recovered. The final tp,ll will prob ably reach 2,000, authorities said c base, scrapping and violating Ihe Korea armislice agreement." American commanders in Korea admit they possess weapons capable of firing nuclear war- leads. They normally decline comment on whether nuclear war- leads are stored in Korea. The broadcast made no mention of the ambush killing of two U.S. ioldiers just south of the demili- :arized zone Monday or the skirmish six miles farther south Tuesday in which another American, a South Korean policeman and [our North Koreans died. The U.N. command said the North Koreans were carrying weapons used in the ambush Monday. The United States denounced the air.bush.as a "vicious, unprovoked attack." U.S. Army patrols aided by spotlights searched the banks of the Imjin Rivor along the demili- WASHINGTON (AP)-AFL-CIO President George Meany said lo- day that if Congress is going to deny rail workers the right to strike it might as well nationalize Ihe railroads. Ho lold tho House Commerce Committee that if the railroad work rules dispute comes to a final showdown and the "paramount public interest" forces Congress lo deny workers Ihe right, lo walk off their jobs, "we've come to Ihe point where we've got to determine whether or not. an industry in which you've got to compel people to work should be the medium for private profit." "This would be a sad day for America," Meany said. Meany urged approval of the AFL-CIO plan to send labor and management back lo the bargaining table under congressional supervision. He opposed as unwarranted compulsion President Kennedy's plan to have the Interstate Com merce Commission set interim work rules for two years. "There is no question thai Ibis is compulsory work legislation.' On the Senate side of the cap ilol, that chamber's Commerce Committee was winding up it: hearings by giving the unions an other chance lo testify on the car riers' plan to apply new man power-cutting rules. Wednesday night was the car riers' turn, and J. E. Wolfe, chie negotiator for the railroads, tool the occasion lo blast a plan ad vanced earlier in the day by fou Democratic senators as an alter native, to the .President's proposal Wolfe also dampened wha hopes remain that the two side can gel together and reach a sel tlement averting a nationwid strike by calling Ihe difference between Ihem "posilive, deep seated and pervading." The senators' plan, introduce as a substitute for the Kenned; bill would require 60 days of bar gaining under the eyes of a spec ial congressional watchdog com mittee. Wolfe said the proposal, firs advanced by AFL-CIO Presiden George Meany, "would merely de lay the final disposilion of the dis pule." He said it is "highly improb able that any agreement can b reached" unless Congress ap proves the President's proposa to submit the dispute to the Com merce Commission. Acting Chairman John 0. Pas lore, D-R.L, said that after th heard this afternoon committee records will be kep Monday for the sub tarized zone for more Communist infiltrators. South Korean Defense Minister Kim Sung-cun said Monday's ambush was a futile effort to force the American troops lo withdraw from the Korean front. open unlil mission of slatements. Next Thursday, he said, th senators will begin closed session lo decide whal aclion to take. Illia Elected to Argentine Presidency BUENOS AIRES (AP)-Dr. A luro Illia, a moderate liberal un known lo international politics, Argentina's presidenl-elecl Iw pocket civil wars and 16 month after the military grabbed Ih country. The country doctor, 62, easil won victory in the electoral co lege Wednesday. He got 261 votei 22 more than needed. MANDEVILLE, La.—An FBI agent moves part of a cache of 20 bomb casings and more than a ton of dynamite seized in this frame bouse near Maude- ARMS CACHE FOUND ville, north of New Orleans. The explosives were to be used against Cuba, an informed source said. The FBI declined to identify the owner. AP Wirephoto) McDonald New Chief For Navy WASHINGTON (AP)—Adm. David L. McDonald took over command of the Navy today. Concluding a colorful change of command ceremony in which Adm. Gaorg-e W. Anderson stepped out of naval service to become an ambassador, McDon aid read his new orders, turned to Anderson and said: "Adm. An derson, I relieve you." They exchanged salutes. McDonald turned to Secretary of the Navy Fred Korth, saluted and said: "Mr. Secretary, I re port to you as chief of naval op eralions." Both admirals paid tribute to each other in brief speeches. Anderson told the new chief of naval operations that "the Navy is fortunate lo have you as its head." McDonald said the man he relieved as chief of naval operations 'is my long-standing friend," adding that "very few in the Navy today know hin- as long and well as I do." McDonald, 57, a native of Maysville, Ga., moved from the 6lh Fleet and Eastern Atlantic Command lo the Pentagon post—the sarno route Anderson had followed. Secretary of the Navy Fred Korth formally greeted McDonald and said goodby to Anderson in brief address prepared for the change of command ceremony at the naval stalion here. President Kennedy has appointed Anderson ambassador to Portugal. Scouts Open World Jamboree in Greece (AP)-A torchlight rilual inaugurates the llth World Scout Jamboree tonight on historic plains of Marathon. Ike Cool Toward Test Ban Treaty By JACK BEIJL, Associated Vrcss Political Writer WASHINGTON <#>> — Former President Dwight D. Elsen- hower has flipped on a caution light Cor Republicans maneuvering gingerly into position for Senate consideration of Lhc limited MARATHON, traditional Boy Greece Scout the nuclear test ban treaty. Eisenhower's statement in New York Wednesday that the agreement between the United Stale's; the Soviet Union and Britain to halt all but underground tests has "some advantages and some disadvantages" just about sums up the majority opinion among Senate Republicans. So, too, did his refusal to take a stand on the pact until military men and scientists have testified fully about all aspects of it. In language similar to the call by Senate Republican Leader Everclt M. Dirksen of Illinois for a "minute examination" of the treaty's implications, Eisenhower added: "Wo must listen very closely." Eisenhower's noncomrnilal position obviously was disappointing lo President Kennedy and Democratic congressional leaders. They would have liked an endorsement which might nudge GOP senators along toward a favorable vote. For a time it looked as though the President would have difficulty in getting GOP representation at the Moscow signing ceremonies. But he was able to persuade Sens. Levcretl Saltonslall, R-Mass., and George D. Aiken, Says Plane Should Taxi at Walk Speed TRIER, Germany (AP) — A Trier court has ruled that a speed of 15 miles an hour is too fast for a plane on the ground. A two-seater sports plane, was taxiing from the runway to a hangar at that speed when it hit a woman and injured her badly. Fining the pilot $25 for negligence, tho court told him he should have boon traveling at "walking paco." R-Vt., to join the delegation which leaves Friday. - Everybody concerned has said that partisanship ought to have no part in the Senate's debate on the treaty. In the Senate Wednesday, Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana told his colleagues that Dirksen and Sen. Bourke B. Hickenlooper, R-lowa, chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, were not being partisan in withholding commitments for the treaty. Dirksen thanked Mansfield for his "generous statements." He added thai he would "lean over backward" not lo injure the President on a foreign policy matter. Bui it stuck in many Republican minds that if the Senate ratifies the treaty, Kennedy would be the political beneficiary in next, year's campaign of any easing of world tensions that might accompany the action. Partly because of this and partly because they want to satisfy as well as they can constituents who are suspicious of possible Soviet trickery, Republicans generally want to get a full accounting of the views of tho military men and scientists to weigh along with those of Kennedy's diplomatic representatives. If in the end they come to the conclusion that Aikon already lias reached—that thu advantages outweigh the disadvantages — the treaty probably would be assured of approval by a margin much larger than the required two- thirds of those voting. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Despite inflation, a penny Is still a fair price for most people's thoughts. (© 1063, General Features Corp,) It Could Happen 'Seattle? Is My Mama There? they ha^J hjW-eated the prisoner. Alton address was 1110 Belle St. DATA AT THE DAM 8a,n toda River stage below Precipitation « t. Pool M .a *'&?• Families that have numerous small children svho like to play with telephones may have to get rid of them (the phones) or handcuff the kids when direct dis- tact dialing goes into effect in Ihe Alton-Wood River area. Whether or nol a family will be billed for a long distance call to somewhere in Texas, accidentally placed by a tot fooling with the telephone, will depend on the circumstances involved in each case, a telephone company official said. If it were an isolated case, the official said, the billing would be adjusted. However, if it occurred frequently in homes where there are lots of kids fascinated by the dial on the instrument, the of. ficial said* "We'd probably ask the parents to police Ihcir phone." He aereed that tho now system possibly could lead to a greater use of wall phones in h o m e s where there are several small children so the phones will be safely out of reach. All to bo Uniform Scheduled for Sept. 8, under the new dialing system, all telephone numbers in Alton-Wood River, Brighton, and' Bethalto, with letters, will be changed to seven figures. There will be no change in dialing these numbers because the letters are being replaced by figures In tho same dial openings. Thus HO 2 will be converted to 462 and HO 5 to 465. Clinton (CD will be 25 and Frontier (FR) will be 37, However, all of Bethalto's DUdloy • 4 numbers will be changed to 377 and all numbers will be new. Miss Alberta l/mc dial service chief for thu Alton area, said every customer will bo mailed a dialing guide, explaining Ihe direct distance dialing system. To make any such call, it was explained, a customer first will dud the figure "1", which will connect him with tho DDD equipment. Then, if he is calling a city anywhere in Southern Illinois, tho customer will merely dial the telephone number he wanls. Must Dial Ami Code On calls outside of .Southern Illinois, one additional stop will be necessary. On such calls, after dialing "1," the customer will dial the proper area code und then the telephone number. Area codes, of course, arc the three figures which designate tho 120 geographical telephone arras in the United Slates ami Canada. Illinois Is divided into five tele- phone area and Alton-Wood Ulvuo will be part of the 618 urea — Southern Illinois — when DDD begins. An*u codes are dialed only when calling a phono in u different area. For cxumplo, when calling someone in Chicago, tho Alton customer will diul "1," then tho area code number 312, und then the Chicago number desired* MUts Long explained that' (hare will bo no cliungu In dialing local calls und no ciiunga In telephone rules. Them will be one thungy In that Bethulto customers m longer will huvo to dlul tho number "2" tor calls to Alton und Wood River, but only the KOVWI- figure number, Operators will continue to haw- did person-to-pwion, collect, und other type* ol »pw4uj long tum:e calls. I

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