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Inside! SPORTS PAG Serving the Ait&n Community for, More Than 127 Years COOLER StJNMV Low 70, High 00 Weftthfcf, Pftfft I) Established January* 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVffi,- Nd. 171 ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 1963 16 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Multi-Million Projects Stop ' . V . . • X No progress was reported today In a strike which has tied up construction projects valued at millions of dollars in the Alton area and other counties In Illinois, but notice of a meet Ing was, expected Monday from the federal Mediation and Con dilation Service. Richard Rook, president of the Southern Illinois Builders' Assn., said no meetings are scheduled between his group and the three striking unions. But he said he expected mediation officials to request a meeting of the disputing groups some time next week. Rook said it wris not Immediately known how many projects In the Alton area had been affected by the 3-riay-old strike, but said several more In the area would come to a stop within the next week if there is no settlement. Striking unions are Hie Carpenters Tri-Counties District Council, Iron Workers Local 392 and Cement Finishers Local 90. Set Aug. IS Deadline The carpenters in the five counties covered by the council apparently have not walked off their jobs but have given their negotiating committee until Aug. 12 to confer with the SIBA. However, ironworkers -and cement finishers in Madison County and 14 others represented by the State Traffic Toll in July Reaches 1,056 SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-The Public Works Department reported Friday that Illinois traffic deaths in July totaled 1,056, an increase of 109 over the previous July. SIBA have not reported for work, and many carpenters are being laid off as construction reaches a stage where iron or cement work Is necessary. A $6,700,000. building project at the Edwardsville campus ol Southern Illinois University cnme to a standstill Friday as carpenters were laid off when they could not procede on con strucllon without work done by Ironworkers. Work 'on the new Bethallo municipal building, a $100,000 proj ect, stopped Friday when cement: finishers failed to report for work. , Two Madison County highway projects have also been affected. They are construction ol piers across the Chain of Rocks canal, to carry a new interstate route, and some road work between the canal ancl the Mississippi River. Work Slowed Work on the Olin brass mill at East Alton was slowed down Friday as ironworkers and cement finishers failed to report. Two projects, totaling more than $1,000,000, were coming to a halt on the Illinois .Power Co. plant in East Alton. Work on construction of two high voltage transmission towers cannot begin without iron workers. Officials could not say immediately whether the Alton sewage treatment plant, now, about 70'per cent completed, will be affected by the strike soon. A total of about $19,000,000 in projects has been affected to some degree so far in the areas covered by the striking unions and the contractors' association. 150,000 Years Old Mastodon Tusks Dug Out Of a Greek Near Elsah The tusks of a couple of mastodons who rumbled ,playfully through this area 150,000 years ago• have been dug out of the gravel bed ,'of a creek a mile and a half out of Elsah. Dr. Dorothy: Gore, professor of geology at Principia College, who discovered the tusks with Mike Hacke of Godfrey, said the find is regarded as rare. She said she has not heard of any other mastodon remains in this part of the Mississippi valley. Hacke is a Godfrey amateur geologist and Alton High graduate. Friday Dr. Gore and Duane Randall, professor of geology at Monticello College, with Hacke assisting, started the job of encasing the tusks in plaster •so they can be moved intact. The larger of the two tusks will go to the geology collection at Principia College, the smaller to a similar collection at Monti_ cello College. Both Dr. Gore -and Randall speculate that the two mastodons died in'a prehistoric mud- hole, Dr. Gore said more digging will be done in the area of the find in the hope of un- covering the skeletons. Discovery of the tusks grew out of the finding of a mastodon tooth in the gravel creekbed late last summer by Dr. Gore and Mrs. Pat Farmer of Elsah. At that time, Dr. Gore said, she determined to probe the area and just got around to it this week. Randall and Hacke participated in the digging and, Dr. Gore said, it was Hacke who first saw the large end of the larger of the two tusks. "I thought it was a log at first," Hacke said. The earth was carefully dug away from the two' ifusks, but not from beneath them. The plaster casing being placed around them Friday was scheduled ,to be lifted out later in the day or this morning. The tusks were found on the Pauline Bryant farm a mile and a half northeast of Elsah in glacial gravel of the Illinoisan Age, a deposit formed as a result of the third "ice age," Dr. Gore said. The ' mastodon, according to Dr. 'Gore, originated in Africa 35 million years ago. They became extinct seven or eight thousand years ago, she said. NOW LET ME TELL WV ., , CHICAGO — A Negro policeman holds collar of a white demonstrator who waves finger at him during racial strife early today at south side where crowds have gathered for several nights protesting Negro families' moving into a predominantly white neighborhood. (AP Wirephoto) Friday's 102 Is Hottest in Years Alton sizzled in 102-degree heat Friday afternoon, the hottest day since Sept. 5, 1954, when 103 was chalked up at Alton dam. • , • /On the other side of the river, the St.. Louis Weather Bureau showed ; two degrees less. The 100- degrec reading, said the Bureau, svas the hottest since Aug. 20 of last year, when a reading.'of 104 was put on the books. (Alton dam on that date last year showed only 99 degrees). Peak of the heat here was at 6 p.m. when the Home Building & Loan Co. sign at Broadway and Piasa was flirting with 104 de- ;rees. Not an Odd Difference Differences in the broiling points of Alton and St. Louis can be accounted for easily, lockmen pointed out. For example, they said, downtown St. Louis thermometers were showing 106 while the Weather Bureau's 100 was going on record at the airport. So a lesser variance with Alton is not unlikely. The hottest official temperature for Aug. 2 occurred in 1901, when it was 105, the Bureau told the Telegraph. Records of Alton dam show that Friday's high was the hottest day there in 9 years — since Sept. 5, 1954. On that date, the 103 degrees that was recorded seemed almost mild compared to the all- time record high that had been scored in July of that year, 113 degrees at American Smelting & Defining Co. laboratory in Alton's East End industrial area. Police and hospital records for Fridayn4ai,leds;to ,.firm evidence of heat prostrations Air Mass Stalled At 10 a.m. today — when the temperature was headed upstairs through 87 — the Weather Bureau told the Telegraph that a high of 100 was expected. A cool air mass that was expected here via Chicago has apparently become stuck north of the Windy City. A similar prediction goofup occurred this week when a severe wind-and-rain storm warning forecast for the area was followed by zephyrs and clear, skies. Frogs Cool, If Not Calm, on Hot Day Frogs had it better than people during the peak of Friday's heat. A box of live frogs,.shipped to St. Joseph's Hospital from a frog farm in Minnesota, was marked, "Keep cool but do not freeze." It was kept refrigerated at the hospital. Before the box was taken lo Ihe hospital laboratory, where frogs are used in tests of human pregnancy, it was placed in one of the hospital offices. There, the frogs were something less than welcome. "I wish Ihey'd take them up to the lab," said an office worker. "They squeak." MASTODON TVSKATELS4H Dr. Dorothy Gore of Pi-iucipla College (right) of two mastodon tusks dug out ol a gravel and Duane Randall of Montioeilo College, with one " 11 ' FBI Grabs 100 Slots In Joliet JOLIET, 111. (AP)-FBI agenti lave seized 100 slot machines from a Joliet Warehouse where Justice Department officials said they lad been stored because of recent law enforcement pressure against gambling. Marlln W. Johnson, special agent in charge of the FBI in Chicago, said the machines were taken Friday from a warehouse owned by the Al Conn Iron ant Melal Co. He estimated thcii value at $50,000. Johnson said the raid was made on a warrant labeling the one- arm bandits as contraband undei a federal law banning interstate movement of gambling devices He said many had been used ir the Hammond, Ind., area. The slot machines were carted off pending a disposition order by the U.S. District Court. Johnson said an FBI investigation showec the machines had been operate* under direction of Chicago underworld figures. Dean Rusk Arrives In Moscow By PRESTON GROVER MOSCOW (AP) — Secretary of State Dean Rusk arrived in Moscow today with a declaration that the United Slates is determined to follow up the signing of the nuclear test ban treaty Monday with other steps to ensure peace. "This could be the turning point in the affairs of mankind," he said. Foreign Secretary Andrei A. Gromyko, who will sign the treaty for the Soviet Union, said "it would be good if this could be the starling point for big events." "I hope it will be," he said. Rounding out the Big Three group, British Foreign Secretary Lord Home arrived from London. He hinted to London reporters before taking off that dealings of the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union eventually may lead to a summit conference. Gromyko welcomed Rusk and a party of top Washington administration officials and six U.S. senators on their arrival in a U.S. Air Force jet passenger plane at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. In his arrival speech, Rusk said the government and people of the United States are determined to seek other steps to ensure peace. "The agreement we are about to sign," he said, "could prevent the world from becoming more dangerous." He said this was his first visit to the Soviet Union and moreover that it was the first visit here by a secretary of stale in 16 years. Among the array of international figures expected for the signing ceremonies Monday afternoon will be U.N. Secretary-General U Thant. He has been invited to fly to Moscow to witness the signing. The ceremonies in (he Grand Kremlin Palace will be broadcast over a Soviet-bloc television hookup and to Western Europe. They will be followed by a lavish re- ceplion in the Kremlin at which Khrushchev is expected to preside. Rusk and Home are expected on future steps in relaxing cold- war tensions after the signing. Rusk, as the first American secretary of state to visit Moscow since the late George C. Marshall was here in 1947, has been invited to stay on for a few days as Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko's guest, Khrushchev was reported to be planning to invite Rusk and his wife to visit the premier's Black Sea vacation home. But the U.S. Embassy said it knew nothing of such a plan and that it tentatively had scheduled a sightseeing trip to Leningrad for Wednesday. The talks are expected to con centrate on the nonaggression pact Khrushchev wants NATO and the Warsaw pact alliances to sign. French President Charles de Gaulle's refusal to sign such a treaty appeared to doom this project. But President Kennedy and. W, Averell Harriman, under secretary of state for political af fairs, who negotiated the test ban, have indicated that a way could be found around the Paris road block. UN to North Koreans: Stop Marauders Now DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m, temperature Yesterday's today'SQ*. : high 103". low 75". River stage below Precipitation 4am at 8 a.m. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. 4.7. Poof 83.3, None. UP TO THE HILT TUCSON, Ariz.—With a six-inch ice pick still in his back, Pueblo High School night watchman Stanley White, 50, is comforted by Police Sgt. Thomas lianning and teacher Keith Schwyhart before being rushed to St. Mary's Hos- pital. White was attacked from behind by 14-year-old honor student John. Waits, who was moved by sudden impulse and did it for "no reason." ; The pick was removed and the victim is in satisfactory condition. (AP Wirephoto) By Committee Rights Hearings Are Ended o o By JOHN CHADWICK Associated Press Staff Writer \vASHINGTON (AP)—President Kennedy's civil rights program has passed the first turn in the long, winding road toward enactment—completion of lengthy hcar- ngs by two congressional committees. The committees are expected to start writing their bills soon. The prospecl in the House is that the floor battle over civil rights legislation won't be joined until after Labor Day. The outlook in the Senate is even cloudier. The House Judiciary Committee concluded three months of hearings on the President's seven-point arogram Friday while the Senate Commerce Committee was -winding up five weeks of hearings on one plank—a bill to prohibit racial discrimination in places of public accommodations. The accommodations section was separated from the rest of the program in the Senate in an effort for quicker action than could be expected from the Senate Judiciary Commitlee, long the burial ground for civil rights measures. The commiltee lias been holding hearings on the other points-with no sign of a windup in view. Commerce Chairman Warren G, Magnuson, D-Wash., will decide when his group is to start its closed deliberations. Magnuson, who has been ill, is expected to set an early date. On the House side, Judiciary Churman Emanuel Celler, D- N.Y., said his group would ndt start its work on the legislation for a couple of weeks. And the word from House leaders was that Ihe tax reduction and revision bill would be brought up for action ahead of civil rights. When the Commerce Committee began ils hearings on July 1, its members were told by the President's brother, Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy, lhat passage of the Surgeons Trying to Save Arm Surgeons at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, were working today to save the left arm of Dennis Ferguson, 24, of Jerseyville, injured in a truck-automobile sideswiping Friday evening. Ferguson, a construction worker, was injured at 5 p.m. Friday on Rte. 16, three miles east of Jerseyville. He was driving home from work. The other vehicle was a garbage truck, driven by Wil son Hall of Jerseyville. Hall was not injured. Ferguson was first taken to Jersey Community Hospital, then to an Alton hospital and finally to Barnes, where reports said his left arm had been badly mangled and thai efforts were being made lo save it. Ferguson, who has a wife and one child, lives at 136 Roberts St., Jerseyville. accommodations measure is im perative "lo remove a daily in sull lo Negroes." Opponents, including five South ern governors, attacked the bill ai unconstitutional, as an invasion o property rights and as likely to worsen rather than improve race relations. The public accommodations measure would apply to hotels motels, Ihealers, restaurants, re tail stores and other privately owned businesses serving the gen eral public and having a subslan lial effecl on interstate commerce The measure refers to the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equa protection under law, but relies chiefly on the power of Congress to regulale interstate commerce. Canada Plans Wheat Shipments to China OTTAWA (AP)—Canada will de liver about $300 million worth o wheat to Red China under a three year agreement beginning Aug 1, the Trade Ministry announcec Friday. Under the agreement, similar lo one the Iwo nations negotiated in 1961, China will buy millions o bushels of Canadian wheat. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Any girl can get a pearl out of an oyster, but it takes a smart girl lo gel a diamond oul of an old crab. «D 19ii3, General Features Corp.) Invites Its Own Downfall B.y ROBERT EUNSON PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP — ild reports of new fighting on ie uneasy Korean truce line, the U.N. Command warned today hat Communist North Korea lust curb its "bloodthirsty ma- auders" immediately or it will nvite its own destruction. Maj. Gen. George H. Cloud, enior delegate fron the U.N. Command on the armistice com- nission, charged the North Kore- ins with deliberate, malicious as- aults in U.N.-controlled territory vhich have killed three Americans and wounded a fourth since July 29. North Korea brushed aside the charges as "fabrications" in one of the hottest exchanges in 10 years of armistice commission meetings. Earlier Cloud said Communist roops had intruded into the U.N. Command portion of the demilitarized zone at 4:30 a.m. today and fresh firing had broken out between American and Communist troops. Cloud said the clash had taken place about 500 yards south of the military-demarcation line running through the center of the demilitarized zone. He did not elaborate and mentioned no casualties. An American officer told newsmen outside the armistice meeting that he had thrown eight hand grenades in the latest reported clash. He said an American patrol had been flanked in the fighting and forced to withdraw. No major casualties were reported on either side. An American soldier was treated for a shrapnel splinter in one hand, but it was believed possible it came from a U.S. grenade. Cloud, a Marine, said 50 Soviet- made cartridge cases had been found at the scene along with an unexploded Soviet-type grenade. Two hand grenades exploded, he said. The U.N. side called the armistice commission meeting to accuse the Communists of a series of provocations that began July 29 when a U.N. jeep was ambushed in U.N. territory. Two Americans were killed and a third wounded. The next day a fourth American soldier and a South Korean policeman were killed in a clash directly south of the first ambush. Four North Korean soldiers were slain in this encounter. Cloud called the incidents a Communist "route of terror and bloodshed." Then he warned: "If it is not your side's intention to destroy itself, I demand that you take the following actions without delay:" "1. Prevent your bloodthirsty marauders from entering our por- :ion of the DMZ (demilitarized) zone; and the territory under the control of our side. "2. Take immediate steps to <eep your murdering bandits under control and on your side of the military demarcation line. "3. Punish severely all those fillers of your side who participated in these intrusions, ambushes and murders. "4. Punish those leaders of your side who planned and ordered such bestial, unprovoked actions. "5. Begin complying with every provision of the armistice agreement which your side has so flagrantly violated f >r over 10 years. Gen. Chong Hwang Chang, the North Korean delegate, said his side had investigated the charges ivhich he called "fabrications." Jail's Most Frequent Guest Happy Birthday to Ole Charlie EDWARDSVILLE—An oldtimer who has made his home at the Madison County jail consistently for the past 30 years was honored with a "surprise party" on his 52nd birthday on the jail lawn here Thursday. "Ole" Charlie King, an inmate who has managed to spend more days in the county bastile than out for nearly a third of a century, was rewarded for his "contribution to the jail system" with lenv onade and a cake with all the trimmings. Host for the unusual social affair on the jail lawn was Sheriff Barney Fraundorf. Charlie was joined at the guest table by his cronie buddies, Pete, Joe and Ed Ziliaitis: three brothers, also in the running for some kind of a rec- ord for their many stays at the jail. The foursome, who have developed a lasting friendship, have managed to "maneuver" more days in the pokey than out since the late 192Q's, relieved only by an occasional release and a quick return "home" to the jail on a misdemeanor charge, Candles were lit on the cake while the "four musketeers" enjoyed their unusual day. All four, and the host, made a wish and the honoree blew out the candles. The sheriff's "wish" is 'already mat£rjalii Three of the cronies are scheduled foi 1 a court appearance next month and a possible tended vacation trip to the Van^ajja; fttttf farm, Fraundorf said. , ' .'' i

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