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Inside i ,. ...,.., TELEVISION , » PAGE 1 onifuAnv . ... . MAItKjm . . . ; CLASSfPtBD COMICS ..... PAGE 8 TELEGRAPH GLOUDf Serving the Alton Community ior More Than 127 Years Low IS, High 00 (Complete Wealhef, Pair* *) Established Jfctiuary 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVltl, No. 170 ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1963 18 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Presi. Clerk Book Switch OKd Wood River Township auditors Thursday night at East Alton Town Htttl approved the transfer of financial records and books from the clerk's office to the supervisor's office. Supervisor Clyde Donham submitted the transfer proposal to the board of auditors in the form of n typed resolution, which explained the transfer was made "because of certain irregularities that have occurred In the past," The former clerk, Ronald Rodg crs, has been charged with alleged theft ot monies from the Genera Assistance fund. Vcrdell Williams, the presenl clerk, would not state whether lie was in favor of or against the resolution, when his opinion wa, c asked by Auditor Gene Berghoff Supervisor D o n h a m told the auditors that Williams was hold- Ing back until he could obtain an opinion from his lawyer, who wasn't present at the meeting AN Matter of Courtesy The supervisor said .that he could have the books transferred to his office as the ex-ofticlo township treasurer and that he had brought the resolution before the board as a courtesy to the auditors. Williams finally concluded that a resolution on the transfer was not really, needed, because the books could be taken by the supervisor without the auditor's approval. The list of records scheduled to be transferred- from the clerk's office includes all checks and warrants and account books, bankbooks, ''completed warrants, cancelled checks, bank statements, payroll records, income tax reports, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund and social security reports, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund bank forms, and Illinois Municipal Retirement past records on individuals. The auditors also passed a resolution requiring .only the signature of the supervisor on checks drawn on township funds. Previously, checks were signed by both the supervisor and clerk. "A resolution" "by : "the" highway commissioner requesting that Westerholt Avenue in Rosewood Heights be made a through street was approved by the auditors. 30 MPH. Limit Charles Shive, highway commissioner, told the Telegraph- that traffic signs would be placed at suitable locations for the protection of school children. He said the speed limit would be 30 mph. Both Berghoff and Auditor George Donohoo told the supervisor they felt, that he (Donham) should have informed them that he was going to change the regular meeting dates from the first and second Wednesday of the month to the first and third Thursdays as a matter of courtesy. Supervisor Donham recently held a special meeting to change the meeting dates. Both Berghoff and Donohoo said they had been informed of the meeting by the clerk, a usual procedure^ Donham said he would have informed them of the proposed change, but he was not able to contact them. However, Donham continued, it was his privilege to change the meeting dates without calling for the approval of the board of auditors. TODAY'S CHUCKLE The American's problem is how to support the government in the style to which it wishes to become accustomed. (© 1063, General Features Corp.) U.S. Plans SouthAfrica Arms Ban By WILLIAM N. OATIS 'UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. CAP) — The United States announcec today it Is banning by the ent of 1963 the sale of all weapons, and military equipment to Soutl Africa because of that country's racial segregation policies, The embargo was disclosed by U.S. Ambassador Adlai E, Steven son in a speech before the U.N Security Council. He spoke after Ghana's Alex Quuison-Sackey had denouncec South Africa as an outlaw anc asked the council to consider ex polling it from the United Nations. Stevenson told the council the U.S. already had banned the sale of military equipment that mighl be used by South Africa to en force its racial apartheid policies and is now ready to make sucl a ban complete. He said the ban could not become fully effective before the end of the year because of exist ing commitments, including the sale of air to air missiles anc torpedoes for submarines. Stevenson denounced South Africa's racial policies as "an evil business" and declared: "My iountry will support efforts to bring about P. change in South Af- So far, he said, efforts of the United Nations "have yielded no tangible results. There has been no forward motion. Indeed, there has been retrogression, calculated retrogression.^ • ,.,. ..He called the apartheid policies abhorrent. Stevenson urged that the council try to bring about the change through measures of peaceful settlement rather than through coercion. He made no specific proposal, but said the United States has looked with favor on the appointment of a special U.N. represen- ative who would exercise his own ingenuity in seeking a solu- ion. Blast, Fire At Danville Injure Six DANVILLE, 111, (AP) - An explosion and fire in the 10-story plant of the Lauhoff Grain Co. on he eastern edge of downtown Danville injured at least six men :oday. The explosion, of unknown origin, rocked the grain processing )lant around 11 a.m. No fatalities were reported but details of the blast and fire were sketchy. The injured were taken to St. lizabeth's Hospital. DATA AT THE DAM 8u.m. temperature Yesterday's odny 79°, .high !M°, low 75°, River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. 4.0. Pool 23.4. None. SOLDIERS RVN DOWN FORT DIX, N. J.—Pain twists the face of an unidentified soldier as he is treated for injuries suffered when he and 20 others were run down by an automobile as they marched along a Form Plan to Keep Zoning EDWARDSVILLE — A concentrated effort to retain the Madison County zoning ordinance was started here Thursday by a citiJseWplanhm'g committee.' The citizens, with representa- ives from the Alton-Wood River area, outlined a course of action to defend the measure from attack by opponents of the ordinance. & The organization in a noon luncheon meeting at Rusty's Restaurant, announced it will personally make contacts with all members of the board of supervisors in an effort to gain a majority vote when a resolution aimed at abol- shing the zoning measure is introduced at a county board meet- ng. Representing (he Alton-W o o d River area at the planning session Thursday were: Thomas Buter, representative of the Alton District Manufacturers Associa- ion; Francis M. Kaar of the jreater Alton Association of Com- nerce and Clarence Dunn, execu- ive secretary of the Wood River township Chamber of Commerce. In their report the citizens committee urged residents, chambers of commerce and representatives of organizations throughout the county to urge their supervisors o vote to retain count zoning. A showdown vote to abolish the five-month-old zoning ordinance vas averted at a county board meeting July 17 when the sponsor if resolution withdrew his motion "or suspension of the rules'that .vould have brought the measure o the floor for a vote, The repealer ordinance was re- erred to the zoning and subdivi- ion control commmittee for study. Red China Still Harps On Test Ban TOKYO (AP) Red China Seek Injunction Tavern Men Want Sheriff Banned from Their Bars EDWARDSVILLE — Operators ot five Madison .County mverns, charging harrassment and intimidation by sheriffs deputies, tiled s complaint iii Qrcu.it Court Thursday seeking an injunction against £heriff Barney Fraundorf to bar liim from the tavern premises. Tavern owners who filed in the Injunction complaint are: Mrs. Hester Y a t e s, operator of the Flame Club, east 9! EdwardsvUlo; Otis Scholebo of the Diamond Inn, MaryVllle Road; Pear) Stab'ilo of the Horseshoe , Lounge; Joseph tegko ot LesJw's Tavern and'Jor- dan Rapoff of the Orchid Lounge. Charge H»mw«tt»ivt The five,,plaintiffs hold liquor permits few, taverns }n unincorporated ureas of, Jhe county and are seeking an injunction on behalf of their establishments and other tav- erns in the county. The petition declares that Sheriff Fraundorf since he assumed office last December, has engaged in a course of deliberate, unlawful harrassment of the five taverns together with oilier liquor establishments in the county. The plaintiffs declare that Slier- iff Fraundorf and his deputies unlawfully entered the places and illegally searched the premises. Upon entering the places, the petition alleges, deputies intimidated customers by 'forcing them to display drivers' licenses and other documents and unlawfully arrested some of Tavern operators' are forced to be ^ingerprJnJcd and photographed "at the county Jail and warrants issued for their arrest without substantial facts or the injunction suit In their petition for Circuit* Court action against Fraundorf, the five tavern opeators allege that the U- legal acts result in interference with their business which "is being dully diminished." Loss of income and "Great loss of their good svill and business" has resulted, they declare, The group ot tavern proprietors ask an injunction against tho sheriff to restrain him and his deputies from entering the premises, searching the establishments, Intimidating customers, forcing patrons to show driver's licenses and other documents and arresting 'customers withoat a lawful warrant. CollinavDle Attorney James Massa, representing the tavern owners requested a hearing for 1 p.m. today but a continuance is expected until Fraundorf returns from vacation. called Soviet leaders "freaks and monsters" today for approving he nuclear lest ban treaty, while Moscow accused Chinese Premier Chou En-lai of acting in bad faith as long as four years ago. Albania, allied with Peking, pitched into the war of words by accusing Premier Khrushchev of "unconditional concessions and capitulation to the imperialists" in agreeing to a partial nuclear test ban with the United States and Britain. The Peking People's Daily, official organ of the Chinese Communist party, launched an attack against the Soviet Union and its Western partners in the test ban treaty. An editorial said the treaty "reflects the ugly face of U.S. imperialism, which is aggressive by nature, as well as the servile features of those who are warmly embracing U.S. imperialism." "The exposure of these freaks and monsters in their true colors is an excellent thing for the revolutionary struggle of the peoples and Ihe cause of world peace," the editorial continued. The People's Daily accused the three treaty partners of acting as "nuclear overlords, while the overwhelming majority of (other) countries are to kneel down on the ground and obey orders meekly, as if they were nuclear slaves," Khrushchev was named directly in another blast. Liao Cheng- chili, vice chairman of the China Peace Committee, told a rally in Peking: "In the past few years Khrushchev had all along been anxious to make a deal with U.S. Imperialism in order to push the Soviet general line oj peaceful coexistence." Liao added that the Soviet sign- Ing of Ihe test ban treaty was "capitulation to imperialism and a gross sellout of the interests of the socialist (Communist) countries," Moscow's direct attack on Chou cume in a review of thp tradition of discipline among Communist parties. History Prof, B, Leibzon, writ- government noted that Chou at the 1959 Soviet party Congress In Moscow endorsed Kremlin leadership of the world Communist movement but soon afterward launched a campaign against the Soviet party, road inside the Fort Dix military reservation. The soldiers, basic trainees, were on a routine night training exercise when the accident occurred. (AP Wirephoto) 21 Soldiers Hit by Car; 15 in Hospital FT. DIX, N.J. (AP)—Twenty- one soldiers were mowed down by an automobile as they marched along a road on this military post Thursday night." Fifteen of the injured were admitted to Walson Army Hospital, most of them with fractures. Six others were treated and released. An Army spokesman said the driver -of the car, Pfc Robert C. Keyser, 23, of Toms River, N.J., was being questioned by military police. He added that Keyser, a Reservist, apparently failed to yield the right of way. Company D, 144 men, was returning to barracks after a night training problem when the accident -occurred. Flashlights with •ed reflectors were carried by the marchers, the Army said. "Soldiers were lying all over the road," said Capt. Stewart Dias of the nearby Browns Mills emergency squad. "Some had compound fractures. Most of them were in shock. The cuts were not too bad." Three Injured by Rope from Tow Boat LE CLAIRE, Iowa (AP)— Two women and a boy were injured by a flailing tow-rope at Mississippi River Lock 14 Thursday when the strand, a check line, snapped, Mrs. Lillian Koranda, 42, of Davenport, and Mrs. Velma Beerbower, 40, of Bcttendorf, were hospitalized with facial cuts and bruises. Gary Bcerbower, 12, son of one of the women, was released after treatment of an abrasion. Charles Rodin, the lockmaster, said the victims were standing behind a low wire-net fence ivatching a barge tow as it was :>eing worked into the lock when the line apparently broke from strain. Lock 14 is at Le Claire, Ing in the Soviet newspaper Izvestiu, Construction Halt Hits SIU. Bethalto Olin Job Is Said Slowed Construction at Southern Illinois University's Edwardsville campus and the Bethalto Village Hall was among projects halted today in a work stoppage by members of some building trades unions. Work on the Olin brass mill at East Alton was not yet at a standstill, but is "slowly grinding to a halt," an Olin representative re ported. He said that though some union members are working on the mill, no ironworkers or cement finishers were on the job. Ironworkers and cement finishers are off the job in Madison County and 14 other counties in Southern Illinois covered by The Southern Illinois Builders Assn Also off work are members of the Carpenters Tri-Counties Districi Council, covering five counties. However, members of the Carpenters District Council of Madison County and vicinity were stil working today under an agreement to give their negotiating committee more time to negotiate with SIBA, the 500-member contractors' group. No pickets had appeared as ye at area projects affected by the stoppage, a survey showed. A representative of Fruin-Colnon Construction Co. said tha; work had stopped completely at the SIU Edwardsville campus. A Cannon Construction Co, spokesman said work on Bethal to's Village Hall stopped when the cement finishers failed to report for work. Work on some projects, how ever, was continuing as carpen ters in Madison, Bond and Jersey Counties and parts of Macoupin, Calhoun and Greene counties, reported to their jobs. Contracts of the carpenters, ironworkers and cement finishers expired at midnight Wednesday, and the w o r k stoppage came as a result of the failure to reach an agreement with SIBA for a nesv wage pact. No further negotiation meetings between the SIBA and the carpenters and ironworkers were set—but a meeting with the cement finishers was scheduled for today in Belleville. The unions have sought a wage increase of 60 cents an hour over a three-year period. The SIBA has offered an increase of 30 cents an hour, the amount that laborers' unions, plasterers, and some groups of hod- carriers' unions accepted earlier this month. Under the old contract, Tri- Counties Council carpenters received $4.45 an hour with no fringe benefits; Madison County Council carpenters received ?4.35, plus 10 cents for fringe benefits; ironworkers got $4.50 plus 10 cents fringe benefits; and cement finishers got $4.37 1 /- ! . Pope Paul to Move To Summer Residence VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Paul VI will move early next week to Castel Gondolfo, the papal summer residence southeast of Rome, it was announced Thursday. 3 Years Under House MIAMI, Fla. (AP)—A 47-year-old yardman who has been secretly living under a widow's house for three years still has free lodging today —in jail. The man, Gilbert Kennedy, refused at first to admit that he had been using the narrow and dirty space under the floor for a home. He finally told police: "It's cheaper than paying rent." The widow, Rose Haaskins, 69, said she saw him running through the yard all the time bent over. But I never dreamed he stayed under the house." Acting on a suspicion, Mrs. Haaskins had a neighbor nail up protective siding over the opening through which Kennedy crawled to get to his secret lajr. She caller} the police Thursday when she found him digging at the dirt, trying to get under the siding, Under the house, police found a makeshift pallet, five suitcases full of clothes and a half-dozen bottles he used, for water jugs. Kennedy, a yard man in the neighborhood for several ye§rs, was charged with vagrancy. GODFREY PLANT PICKETED Pickets patrol the entrance to the Godfrey plant of Alton Box Board Co. for the second day today, after negotiations broke down between the man- 70 Strike At Godfrey Box Board A strike of about 70 printing specialty employes at the God frey plant of Alton Box Board Go. today was described as "a mis understanding over economics,' by a union business agent. Russell Breckenkamp, business agent for the St. Louis-based union representing the employes, declined further comment on the issues in the strike. A company spkesman also declined to describe the requests of the union or the offers of the company. The plant, which has a sole operation of rotogravure carton printing, closed down at midnight Wednesay when members of the Printing Specialty and Paper Products Union, Local 409, set up pickets. The two-year contract ex- aired at that lime, and two nonths of negotiations had failed ;o result in an agreement on a new contract. Both the company spokesman and Breckenkamp said no further meetings are scheduled. Operations at the Alton plant are not affected. Korean War Turncoat Returning By GKOFFKEY HO Associated Press Stuff Writer HONG KONG (AP) — Korean War turncoat Lowell I). Skinner, 32, of Akron, Ohio, said today hat anti-Russian feeling is much stronger in Red China than anti- American sentiment. The withdrawal of Soviet tech- lical and economic aid dealt the Chinese Communists a severe )lo\v, the former Army corporal old a news conference. Skinner was one of 21 American prisoners of war who refused .o be repatriated in 1953 after the {orean armistice. He arrived in long Kong Thursday on his way o the United States. Skinner attributed the Commu- lists' failure in their "great leap orward" program of rapid indus- rialization to the withduwal of Uissian aid, natural calamities, xx>r management and inexperience of parly cadres in the communes. Skinner said he decided to re- urn to America because of the ack of individual freedom in Red :hina, "I did not expect the living itandard to be so low and the agement and the printing specialty union Wednesday night. Some 70 em- ployes, all members of the union, are out and the plant is closed down. Political Row On Rights Bill WASHINGTON (AP) — A blistering pDltticai''ro'\v among Senate Commerce Committee members capped today their hearings on President Kennedy's bill to ban racial discrimination in places of public accommodation. The uproar was touched off by Pennsylvania for comment on the questions by Sen. Hugh Scott, R- Pa., .put to Minnesota's Democratic Gov. Karl F. Rolvaag who had testified for the bill. Scott asked Rolvaag if he had ,'oted al the recent Governors Conference in Miami to abolish the resolutions committee so that the state executives could avoid aking a stand on civil rights issues. Rolvaag replied he had voted to abolish the resolutions committee xi I not for the purpose Scott states. He said there was a full, ree, open discussion of civil •ights al the conference, with "no ;agging" of anyone. Scott said one Republican governor—meaning Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York — had sought to have action taken on civil rights. He asked if Rolvaag lad not joined in voting to table he motion. Directed Study Rolvaag replied that the executive committee was directed by 38-3 vole to study civil rights natters thoroughly and to report jack later. Sen. John O. Pastore, D-R.L, protested that Scott's questioning vas "absolutely unfair and uncalled for." He said tho questions carried a strong implication that Rolvaag lud come before Ihe commiltee o teslify for civil righls after mving tried to put a gag on the ssue at the Governors Confer- people's freedom of movement so •estricted," lie said. Skinner said he did not regret is decision to stay In China. "I saw this a good opportunity o see a great country and to earn the Chinese language and J iccomplished both," he suid. "I don't think I lost anything," Paslore went on to say thai Ihe committee's request to Republican Gov. William Scranton of public accommodations bill had met with a noncommittal reply. Pastore also said that Ihe staff was advised that Gov. Rockefeller would "communicate orally" with respect to his views on the bill. Pastore said nothing had been heard since then. Pastore said he was glad that Rolvaag had "had the guts, courage and fortitude to come before this committee and leslify for the bill." In closing the hearings, Pastore as acting chairman, said the record would be kept open until next Tuesday to receive statements anyone wished to file. Urged Legislation Before the political rumpus, Rolvaag had urged thai Congress acl againsl what he termed the ;enuine and immediate challenge of racial injustice by passing a public accommodations law. On the other side of the issue, Lt. Gov. C, C, Aycock of Louisiana argued that such a law was barred under the view the Supreme Court took of the Constitution in its 1954 decision outlawing school segregation. "It is clear," Aycock said, 'that if the state cannot require segregation under the constitution, necessarily the federal government cannot require Integra- lion." Aycock was a witness before the House Civil Rights subcommittee. Rolvaag also said thai "such a law would serve to emphasize and dramatize on a national level .he public policy which prohibits discrimination nol only in public accommodalions bul in every as- peel of life." 5 Safe After Floating All Night on River Log Five young St. Louis men were rescued from the Mississippi River below Hartford at 5 a.m. today after spending a harrowing night floating on a log. They were: Richard Tokute, William Bleiker, Marer Allen, Donald Smith and John Armond, Edward Arnold, an employe of the Cherokee Pipe Line Co., who was on duty at the pump station located on the river bank below Hartford, heard the men yelling for help at 3:20 u.m, today and called Hartford police, who In turn notified tho Ory Bros. Boal Repair Service who sent a rescue bout to the scene at 4 a.m. Flint Ory and Neal Story in the rescue bout readied the men just above the low water d«m near the Chain of Rocks bridge at 5 a.m. and pulled (hem to safety. Hartford Assistant Police Chief Jack Noble said the five young men, all in their 20's, hud gone in the river for a swim on the Missouri side just below the Alton dam at 9:30 p.m. Thursday and after swimming awhile (out)d a log and decided to float around on It. The log floated to the middle of the river and then started downstream, the young men told ran- and they wore unship IQ steer U back to shore, men were ail In pod wmd> lion, Ory said, and re,fmed to fo to a hospital for oxumjnutton Relatives of the men wero j»jj« , fled In st, u$U« and dwwt to f

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