Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 2, 1963 · Page 2
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

Alton, Illinois
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Friday, August 2, 1963
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH 1063 PARTLY CLOVDY SATURDAY Fair and continued cool weather is expected Friday night over the northern Plains, Rockies and Pacific Northwest with clear and a little cooler weather in the Northeast. Warm and humid weather should continue over the Kids Read Young People Spark Up Circulation at Library Rail Strike Would Be Disaster: FDR By WALTER R. MEARS Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Undersecretary of Commerce Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. testified today a nationwide rail strike would touch off an economic epidemic which woifld infect industry after industry/and leave millions jobless. Roosevelt told the House Commerce Committee the prospect underlines what he called the great urgency for congressional approval of President Kennedy's plan to turn the strike-threatening railroad work rules dispute over to the Interstate Commerce Commission for two years. A month-long strike would throw 6.5 million Americans out of work, boosting the unemployment rate to 15 per cent, Roosevelt said. He estimated it would mean a 13 per cent drop in the gross national product, and could cost the nation $25 billion or more. Roosevelt said most industries have a week's supply of materials on hand. But after a week, he .said, "the economic costs of the strike would surge upward at a rapidly accelerating rate as more and more industries exhausted their stocks and thereby become bottlenecks for their customer industries. "The effects would spread like an epidemic," Roosevelt said. Even a short strike would touch off "a traffic catastrophe" in big cities that depend on commuter trains, he said, and would force some factories to close down at once. He said the coal industry would face an immediate shutdown, and that would halt exports and worsen the balance of payments problem. Roosevelt said the Pentagon estimates 30 per cent of the defense shipments it normally sends by rail could not be switched to other carriers. He said that alone "justifies swift and favorable response by the Congress." Quake Thirst In Skopje Is Ended SKOPJE, Yugoslavia (AP) — Experts said today the immediate threat of another death-deal ing earthquake for Skopje is past More tlran 200 tremors have flickered through Skopje since a giant temblor devastated the city a week ago. The biggest fear among sum vors not yet evacuated is that an other quake might strike. The first quake is believed t< have taken about 2,000 lives Bodies recovered and buried total 1,000. The young people's departmen of the Hayner Public Library circulated neatly 10,000 books in July, Mrs. Helen Rice, children's librarian said today. Interest in the Summer Reading Club was credited as the principal reason for the figures which increased more than 1,800 from July of last year Figures for the summer totaled 9,746 for June and 9,986 for July Mrs. Rice reported an upsurge of interest in the areas of pure science, history, and historical Diography. Boys, who were seldom seen in the young people's department until about three 01 four years ago, now read almost as much as the girls do, she commented. The number of sports and cience-fiction books has triplec n the last few years and this is another reason for the increased circulation. Mrs. Rice, who has spoken at legional library workshops on hildren's books and displays, ha: had 32 years experience in the i e 1 d of children's and young .dult's literature. Southeast. Showers and thimdershow- ers should be limited to an area bounded by the mid-Mississippi valley, upper Midwest and western Great Lakes and also over the southern Rockies and southern Basin. '(AP VVirephoto Map) WeatherForecast Alton and vicinity: Fair tonight with low 73 to 78. Partly cloudy Saturday and a little cool| er with high around 90. There is | a 20 per cent chance of showers i Saturday afternoon or night. 'Skills Bank' Planned for Negro Workers LOS ANGELES (AP) — A na- ionwide "skills bank," designed o channel qualified Negro workers into skilled jobs, will be organized by September, the Na- ional Urban League says. Henry Steeger, league president, said Thursday the bank vill be financed by a ?100,000 grant from the Rockefeller brothers fund. It will recruit and check Credentials of Negroes in the 65 nties in which the league has ranches. Announcement of the bank was nade at the closing session of the eague's 53rd national conference. Delegates closed the conference by ratifying 10 resolutions on civil rights issues and electing of- icers for the 1963-64 year. Steeger, New York magazine publisher 'and white, was re-elected to his fourth term as president. Extended Forecast Southern Illinois Temperatures for the five-day period through Wednesday will average near normals except for two to four degrees above normal in the extreme tip of the state. Slightly cooler over the weekend, then warming early next week. Normal highs 87 to 90, normal lows 65 to 70. Precipitation will total one-quarter to three-quarters of an inch in extreme Southern Illinois and one inch or more in the remainder, in scattered thundershowers tonight, Saturday and Monday. Demonstrators Arrested in Neiv York City NEW YORK (AP)—Seven civil •ights demonstrators were arrested for blocking the entrance to Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller's Manhattan office Thursday night. The arrests were made several hours after three demonstrators were sentenced to five days in jail for similar action at Mayor Robert F. Wagner's City Hall office. Around-the-clock sit-ins have been going on for three weeks at both offices as part of the cam paign for more jobs for Negroes and Puerto Ricans on public con struction projects. Both the governor, a Republican, and the mayor, a Democrat, have been active in moves to provide more jobs for minority groups, but civil rights organizations are demanding more prog ress. Fifty-two Negro and white demonstrators were arrested in the city Thursday. During the past three weeks, 799 have been arrested, including 674 at the Down state Medical. Center construction site in Brooklyn, scene of several outbreaks of violence. Rusk Off To Sign Test Treaty By KNUKK MAftfON WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Stale Dean Rusk leaves for Moscow tonight to sign the nuclear explore test the ban treaty chances of East-West understanding, signing of the treaty, in the United Stales, the So- limited and to further The which viet Union and Britain pledge to abstain from testing in the atmosphere, in outer space and under water, will be a ceremonial affair Monday. The pact was initialed last Thursday by Undersecretary of State W. Averell Harriman, Britain's Science Minister, Lord Hailsham and Andrei A. Gromyko, the Soviet foreign minister. Rusk will be accompanied to Moscow officials by high and six administration senators—four Democrats and two Republicans. To Stay He has been invited to remain in the Soviet Union after the signing ceremony, and the Moscow conferences are expected to last three or four days. To what extent and for how long Lord Home, the British foreign secretary, will participate in these talks was not immediately clear. He. Rusk and Gromyko will sign the treaty in the Kremlin's magnificent St. Catherine Hall. Khrushchev, officials said, is expected to start the talks with Rusk on Tuesday. The place is undetermined, although Khrush planned a vacation at the Black Sea. Later, the discussions likely will be held in Moscow with Gromyko. The four Democratic senators who will accompany Rusk are J. \V. Fulbright of Arkansas, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; John 0. Pastore of Rhode Island, chairman of the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee; Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota, chairman of the Disarmament subcommittee; and John J. Sparkman of Alabama, head of the European subcommittee. The two Republicans are Leverett Saltonstall of Massachusetts, ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee; and George D. Aiken of Vermont, second ranking Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee. Others in Party Others in Rusk's party •will Storm Knocks Out Weather Bureau CHICAGO (AP) — A thunder- squall lashed Clucago today, bringing wind damage, brief leavy rains, and lightning strikes which knocked out a Weather Bureau radar installation. For a time, the thick clouds rolling over the city plunged it into nighttime gloom as commuters were arriving at their jobs. There was a report of a funnel cloud on the South Side. On the North Side, electric lines, heavy signs and numerous trees were knocked down, and the Bryn Mawr-Ravenswood area was left with electrical services. .At Deerfield, northwest of Chicago, winds of 50 miles an how were measured. Mrs, Doris Armbrust, 53, was taken to a hospital after she was struck by a toppling sign on the north limit of the city. Her injuries were not deter mined immediately. The Commonwealth Edison Co. said that 13 service circuits were knocked out, cutting off electric current supply to homes, apart ments and businesses over sever al square miles. Two street underpasses wen flooded on the Southwest Side. The Weather Bureau said num erous shosvers and thunderstorm swept an 80-mile-wind band Iron the Joliet area, southwest of Chi cago, to northwest of Gran Rapids, Mich You are invited to a FREE CONCERT ^""" ft v "*™" ALTON PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER TONIGHT: FRIDAY, AUGUST 2nd 7;30 to 8;30 Alton High School Band and Orchestra Come (tnd Imr tfiis I QQ'pieve unit! include Adlai E. Stevenson, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and William C. Foster, head of the Disarmament and Arms Control Agency. Khrushchev is expected to press Rusk to conclude a nonaggression treaty between the Atlantic Alliance and the Warsaw Pact na- ions. At his news conference Thursday, Kennedy said he was primarily interested in such an igreement because it could mean 'greater security for Berlin." This means, officials explained, hat the administration expects :he Soviets to guarantee the statin [uo in Berlin, source of many East-West crises since the end of the war, if and when a nonaggres- sion pact can be reached. Among other points Khrushchev s expected to discuss with Rusk ire the premier's proposals to thin out foreign troops in both parts of ermany, the freezing of military budgets and control measures aimed at detecting preparations or a surprise attack. Veterans Hospital Planned in Chicago CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rich ard J. Daley told delegates to the American Legion's 45th Illinois state convention today that the jovernment plans to build an $18 million Veterans hospital on Chicago's South Side. The planned Veterans Adminis tration hospital will have a 750 bed capacity, he told the legion naires at their opening session. Greene School District. * * Is Starting from Scratch By GEOttGfc LfilGlttV telegraph Staff Writer tf you think your school district, which needs a few teachers and a couple of bus drivers, has got troubles, take a gander at the problems facing the new Greene County District No. 3. This district, formed by corv solldatihg White Hall, Roodhouse and Patterson Districts, didn't even have a board of education until two weeks ago. The board formally organized July 22 and moved at once to hire a superintendent. The man they wanted, already an administrator in One of the former districts, decided he didn't want the job, The top administrators of the old districts had already left because they couldn't see much point in hanging around, what with the' consolidation pending. This left, the board without a superintendent. At the same time, teachers needed to be hired, academic schedules worked out, plans made for bus transportation, a decision had to be made on the location of a proposed new school, and somebody had to decide about athletic schedules. There was also cafeteria help and other em- employes to be hired. Today the board was breathing easier, having hired a superintendent, but members refused to di vulge his identity until the board meets tonight at White Hall. The new superintendent — and the board — will then face a multiplicity of problems.. There will be some teachers, since those with tenure in the former districts will automatically carry their tenure into the new consolidated district. But the district is lagging in the procurement of teachers to replace those who normally leave for other climes or retire at the close of the school year in all districts. Mrs. Edith Sawyer of Rood- louse, a member of the board, said most of the things that had been embodied in the former dis- ricts would automatically be incorporated into the new district, except in cases where there are :wo of a kind. Until the new superintendent joes to work 'presumably after :he meeting tonight, the board itself must make day-to-day de- is headed by Don cisions. The board Mansfeild of White Hall. Mrs. Vera L. Preston of White Hall is secretary and Mrs. Opal Day of Roodhouse is treasurer. Both women are non-board members. Says Argentina Needs Foreign Oil Interests CRUZ DEL EJE, Argentina (AP)—President-elect Arturo Illia says foreign oil companies are needed to help develop Argen-ij n g Da bies. finn'c rtil Ki^ tliniv nroconf nr\n. NOW 'MARKED MEN 9 LOS ANGELES — Howling Samuel Fries gets fa smallpox vaccination on his left arm in Los Angeles while twin brother Daniel sits calmly through the same procedure—-except that Dan got his on the right arm. In addition to the beneficial effects of the vaccination, it gives the parents — Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fries — a method of telling the 6- month-old twins apart. Dr. Darrell W. Lang, right, of White Memorial Hospital, came up with the idea when the parents appealed for assistance. (AP Wire- photo) • Permits Show Building Is ' - -. • O In Midst of Summer Slump Plastic Bag Ban Is Vetoed SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — A bill which would have prohibited the use of thin plastic bags for packaging merchandise has been]being approved Home building declined hi Alton in July; the number of housing starts was the smallest since March. Only three city permits for new dwellings were issued and their total estimated cost^ was $55,000. In the first seven months this year 32 permits for new houses have been granted and I heir total value was $530.000. Last year in a comparable period, 41 permits were issued for dwellings to total value of $598,554. However, July last year was also a slack month for housing starts, only four permits for homes valued at $68,554 vetoed by Gov. Otto because he said its enactment would 'seriously injure an important industry." The bill called for outlawing any plastic covering, package or wrap thin enough to generate static electricity or large enough to go over a human head. It was prompted by several deaths caused from suffocation, particularly in accidents involv- tina's oil but their present contracts must be changed. "For me it is a simple problem," the country doctor said in an interview at his hill country home Thursday. "The contracts are wrongly made. They go against the interests of the country. "We have an organization — the State Oilfields, which suffers because of this." During the election campaign, Illia said he would cancel oil contracts with foreign firms which include Standard Oil of New Jersey, American Oil and Union Oil. He has toned this down since, indicating that foreign capital would not be barred. Illia said he would welcome a good will visit to Argentina by President Kennedy, but he would not want the visit linked to any economic differences between the United States and Argentina. Economic problems should be left to economic representatives, Illia declared. Deposed President Arturo Frondizi, released Thursday after 16 months' confinement, said he Kerner, in a veto message Thursday, agreed with the original purpose of the bill. But he said it "is not essential to jeopardize the entire plastics packaging industry in order to guard against danger from a very limited type of plastic covering." The governor signed a bill aimed at restricting use of state cars by state employes. The new law requires that state cars bear the words "State of Illinois" in letters three inches high along with the words "for official use" in smaller letters. Another approved bill makes it criminal offense if a person harasses a juror because of a verdict returned. The maximum penalty for violations is a $500 fine and a year in jail. The New Homes George Brooks of 2412 Powhattan St., 5-room frame, residence at 2412 Brown St. Edward Schmidt of 3760 Aberdeen Ave., five-room veneer dwelling at 2914 Utah Place and Bill R. Carver of 445 Milton Road, two-story brick veneer, duplex at 2444-46 Mills Ave. Seven July permits were issued for garages or carports estimated to cost a total of $3,225. Thus far this year 36 permits have been granted for such structures to a total cost of $26,025. This is a decline from last year's 7-month showing of 42 permits for garages or carports to value of $41,810. Report of the city building inspector James G. Bennett lists 48 July permits for building work of all classes to a total of value of $424,795. Nw building, including one commercial structure, was covered by 11 permits to total cost of $82,225. Only tive permits wora taken for additions. Their toial cost of 5345,100 included remcdel^g of :he First Presbvtarian Ciiu-ch at 4th and Alby streets, estimated at $300,500. New Center For remodeling existing sliuc- tures, 36 permits were issued, tnd estimated cost of the pr-.'jor:ts trl- does not expect the military which caused his downfall to over throw Illia. Frondizi noted that Illia is f member of the People's Radica party which is closely allied to the military. NEWS BULLETIN If you are newly moved into the Greater Alton area and have not had time to establish your credit yet, and are short of cash, you can use Snyder's new Lay-a-way plan. All it takes is 10% down and 10% every two weeks to hold any item. This could also be useful for the wives and husbands who secretly buy gifts (or each other and do not want the items showing up on charge statements. Also, if you do not want to start more charge accounts, but need items like back-to-school clothes* come in now and put the items on the new Lay-a-way plan. Save the last-minute rush, shop when selection is greatest, and pay pnly 10% every two weeks, and not tie up more of your credit potential. U§e aled $24.'o95. Included in July permit;; new building at was 105 Cherry Street to be occupied as a new center for Junior Achievement activities in Alton-Wood River area, The permit was issued to Springman Lumber Co. and Junior Achievement as lessee. Plans for the new JA center were announced last February when the directors approved the plans of Architect Leo Turk. The single-story structure, to replace use of the Boals building at 6th and Langdon Streets, will measure 40 by 108 feet. It wil provide five work bays, office storage, and lavatory rooms. A summary included in the building inspector's report show; 348 permits have been issued thus far this year for a total volume of $3,040,791 in building work Wholly new construction under 68 permits amounted • to $2;250,428. The total volume of all building activity this year now exceed.' that for the first seven months of last year by more than $1 J 4 million. In the January-July period a year ago 411 permits were issued for work to a total value of $1, 721,812, and entirely new construction under 100 permits amounted to $770,160. Kennedy SaysRkhts ft/ . . c? Stand Hurts WASHINGTON (AP) - President Kennedy says hd thinks it s probably right that his fldvo- :ncy ot civil rights leglslntlofi is costing him heavily In 'political prestige and popularity, but he Is ;olng ahead. Kennedy told his news confer- ek'e Thursday that there Is "a national crisis of great propor- lons" over the racial Issue and hat any President would have to meet It. While he agreed with n questioner that the political cost may 30 heavy In terms of his expected bid for re-election next year, he said the crisis Is at hand "and we are going to deal with It." "My judgment Is that both po- Jtical parties will finally come to the same conclusion, and that is that every effort should be made .0 protect the rights of all of our citizens and advance their right o equality- of opportunity," he said. Kennedy made it clear he docs not, agree with Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, D-N.Y., that Negroes should ignore white help in the leadership of the civil rights movement. Kennedy "Wcl that with 1.0 per cent of, the population (Negroes) being directly affected, it is a national problem. "Therefore," he stiid, "it requires the work of both Negroes and whites." The President also made it known thai: he Is displeased with some recent Negro demonstrations which he described as fringe actions without further pinpointing them. He said such demonstrations were self-defeating. A reporter suggested that some of the fever seemed to have gone out of demonstrations recently. The President said he thinks this is partly because considerable work is being done in all sections by .'biracial groups and responsible groups in all sections of the country. He noted that Congress is considering legal remedies. But Kennedy said that if the demonstrations are tapering off, it is no time to "go to sleep and forget the problem." "I would hope that if there is a period of quiet, we would use it and not merely regard it as an end of the effort," he said. Nixon Lunches with Secretary Lord Home '-•LONDON , (AP) r — Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon and his family 'arrived frbm Paris today and,Nixon went to lunch with Foreign Secretary Lord Home. A U.S. Embassy official said Nixon's visit with Lord Home was entirely private. FARMERS SPECIAL GASOLINE AND OIL PRODUCTS ACME OIL CO. ' Phone 402-3090 or 465-5882 W. P. 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