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Inside ; pASifLY v;; i'': PAO! SPORTS R fi COMICS.* . > i CLASSIPtEb » . PAGE PAGE . PAGE 14 PAGE IS ALTON EVENING CLOtfflt OBITUARY ...... PAGE III Serving the Alton Community for More Than W Tears tow 70, Itlgh 35 * -, f»t* I) Establlstfed JatiUaify IS* 1836. Vol. CXXVttl, No, 172 ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 1963 18 PAGES tc Per Copy Member of The Associated Favors Zone IT", g * O Voting Soon r EDWARDSV1LLE — Colllnsville township supervisor Gilbert W. Kiiilnger said today he favors a vote at next week's meeting of the, county board of supervisors on a resolution to abolish the ^-month-old cdunty zoning ordinance. Kiiilnger, one of 27 board members voting In favor of the controversial measure when it was adopted Feb. 20, Is chairman of Crosstown Bill Must Be Revised Alton City Council's resolution of July 10 appropriating $5,800 for an engineering study to determine a feasible route for improvement of the crosstown route from'State House Circle to State Street must be revised and resubmitted if It Is • to gain Division of Highways approval. ; Mayor P. W. Day, who fathered the project study, said for the feasibility today , that he' Is awaiting a letter of explanation from the district engineer's office so that the resolution can be properly revised. .' Disapproval of the Division of Highways was given in letters received today by City Clerk Paul A. Price and Public Works Director Paul A. Lenz; Chief Highway Engineer V. E. Staff which said: "This.resolution is not being approved due to ; the fact we, feel.,it doesn't meet .requirements of an overall traffic survey or investigation as permitted by Sec. 7-202.11 of Illinois highway code. "It is our understanding that a new resolution will be adopted by the council specifying the type and width of the proposed project and appropriating sufficient funds for the engineering." Letter • to Be Sent Mayor JDay said that in a. telephone call to the office of the district engineer he,-had been unable to contact District., Engineer Krause but'had bo|en*infoi!med;;:by an assistant that a letter ."would'-be sent ^explaining-the changes; needed-in the form pf the resolution; "I was told,;' he said ^hat the resolution has to be; changed and made more definite and cannot be approved* in its present form. I'm awaiting this promised answer so that it can be acceptable revised." -''.•'•• .: ; The city council .resolution called for an •• engineering study of improving the present crosstown route from Central and College to State Street/by way ol College, 20th Street/and Madison Avenue. It was expected to make possible a realistic estimate of the cost of such an improvement. Public Works Director Paul A. Lenz said today that he presently had no more .'information as to what the crosstown appropriation resolution than was given in Chief Engineer Staff's letter. He said that he will immediately check'the statute provisions, referred to in the letter, and would then discuss the matter with state highway officials so that a full and definite report can be made to the city counqil at its meeting next week. the board's Zoning and Subdivision Control committee. A resolution to scrap the zoning measure affecting unincorporated areas of the county is under study by Klllinger's five-man toning committee with a report expected to be submitted at ' the board meeting next week that would afford all members an opportunity .0 vote for or against revocation of the existing zoning ordinance. The committee is meeting regularly at the Courthouse before the Aug. 14 meeting In an effort 0 to resolve a question among some board members of the number of votes required to repeal the zon ing measure. In an opinion offered by .State's Attorney Dick H. Mudge prior to the last board meeting he said a resolution to rescind county zoning could be adopted by a simple majority vote on suspension of (he board rules by two-thirds vole of members. However, Supervisor Killingei said today he requested Assistant State's Attorney Burton Bernard Mudge's assistant on civil affairs to make a further investigation of the statutes when some members questioned whether the zoning ordinance could be repealed by a simple majority vote of board members. "We want to be doubly sure thai our committee report is correct at next week's meeting, especial ly in reference to the number o votes required to carry or defeat the repealer ordinance," Killingei said. Serving on the committee with Killinger are assistant supervisors C. A. Nicolet of Godfrey township, William B. Straube of Edwardsville township and William Bryant of Wood* River and Hamel supervisor Roy Halbe. Halbe replaced Orvil R. Oglesby who was defeated for re-election as , an assistant supervisor c|l W.oocl River township, at the April 2'eieclion, Killinger, Straube and Nicolet voted in favor of the county zoning measure when it was adoptet by a 27-to-19 vote at the Feb. 20 board session. Halbe voted no, and Bryant was .absent because of illness. JBoyConfesses Setting 33 Chicago Fires CHICAGO (AP)—Police said today that a 16-year-old youth has admitted setting 33 fires in the Chicago area, including one which was responsible for the deaths ol two men. Police said the boy, Alan Norcutt, who lives with stepparents, has been charged with 13 counts of arson. The youth was apprehended Sunday night while allegedly in the process of setting a blaze in the basement of an abandoned building on the neaar North Side, police said. »V«H| MWM..W ItWf *• <•*• IW WHWIW"? » *' Hvlog to p*Ue l»,|fto, ffftnai, TEST BAN TREATY SIGNED IN MOSCOW Foreign Ministers of United States, Russia and Great Britain sia. Just to right and behind Rusk are U.S. Senators William Ful- sign limited nuclear test ban treaty in Kremlin Palace in Moscow to- bright and Hubert Humphrey. Next to Humphrey and partly ob- day. Left to right: Dean Rusk, U.S.; Andrei Gromyko, Russia; Lord scured is Adlai Stevenson, U.S. ambassador to United Nations. (AP Home, Great Britain. Just behind Gromyko stands U Thant, United Wirephoto) Nations Secretary General, and Premier Nikita Khrushchev of Rus- Big Three Sign Agreement To Partially Ban Testing •/ d-/ HEATED EXCHANGE IN KOREA Maj. Gen. Ghong Hwang Chang, left, North Korean Commission. The U.N. called the meeting at Panmun- spokesman, points to a walkie-talkie he holds, and jom to protest raids it said Communist troops made U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. George Cloud, U.N. Com- last week over the Demilitarized Zone in which three inand spokesman, holds up a Russian-made hand gren- U.S. soldiers were killed, ade during a meeting of Korean Military Armistice (AP Wirephoto) Halleck Sees House Tax Gut OK WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican leader, Charles A. Halleck, predicts a lajc re- duction-revisjon bill and some sort of civil-'rights legislation "will be passed by the House. But he foresees stiff oppposition in the Senate. The Indianan gave this.forecast Sunday in a televised interview (NBC—Sunday Report). His somewhat optimistic prediction for the fate of the two measures in the House—given top priority by the Democratic administration—is contrary to the GOP leader's earlier views, This week, congressional committees may start making major decisions on tax • cuts and civil rights. But it remains highly uncertain when they wi)l reach the floor of the House or Senate for debate, . The House Ways and Means Committee took a series of votes on the la* legislatipn last, week and may reach the most important question—reduced rate..fiched lesrwjri the next lewdays. President Kennedy recommend' ed a net cut of about $10.2 billion to be reached in stages. Rep, Thomas B. Curtis, R*Mo., a member of the committee, said Sunday in an interview on New York television stations, "The most we are probably talking about Is a $7-blll|on or $8-hllllon cut, net," The Senate Commerce Commit tee completed.' its • publ)c •• hearings last Friday '.on' &ys> :ojf .the mpst important seeWons, in,' Uu» isivil rights package-ia ban on qilecrinv illation to 13 GFs Fight Off 7 North Koreans By CONRAD FINK Associated Press Staff Writer U.S. FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION FRONT, Korea (AP) — Thirteen American soldiers fought off seven grenade-hurling North Korean raiders today in the longest clash in eight days of fresh action on tile' Korean front. Five Americans suffered scratches from grenade fragments in the two-hour battle, fought in pre-dawn darkness. There were no known Communist casualties. The Communist North Koreans used whistles like pheasant calls to guide their attack. They struck at an American outpost in a narrow finger of the demilitarized zone that was a bloody battleground in the 1950-53 Korean War, The North Koreans hurled a barrage of grenades at the American outpost set up about 1,000 yards east of where a Communist patrol last week ambushed three Americans in a jeep, killing two and wounding the third. The spot is 13 miles from Pan- munjom, where the U.N, command warned North Korea it would invite its own destruction if it failed to halt attacks south of the border dividing North and South Korea, North Korea's spokesman, at Hie Armistice Commission meeting Saturday, rejected the U.N. command's charges as "fabrications," A U.N. command spokesman said today there were no reports pf fighting elsewhere along the 151-mile Korean front. The commander of the beseiged group, Copt. Jerry Scott of Ada, Qkla., said the Communist patrol leader apparently directed his sol« with whistles sounding like pheasant calls. This correspondent was in a bat- tie position pn & nearby hiil when Scotl's outpost was attacked. "Pheasants" whistled throughout the area but Scott and his men were the only ones hit during the night. Hurricane Arlene Breaks Into Showers MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Arlene has disintegrated into a band of showers. The season's first hurricane, which built up winds ranging to 100 miles per hour, lost power rapidly Sunday as it approached the leeward islands of Guadeloupe and Antigua. TODAY'S CHUCKLE The automobile has proved to be a great moral force in America. It has stopped a lot of horse stealing. (© 1963, General Features Corp.) Drowns While Avoiding Boat from Which He Fell An Argenta, 111., man, father of four, drowned in a Brighton area lake late Saturday as he plunged about In the water to avoid being struck by a wild- running motorboat from which he had fallen. The victim was Waller Ayers, 39, a welder employed on a gas. pipeline project at Jerseyville, whose wife had joined him here for a weekend outing. Mrs. Ayers witnessed the tragedy. The accident occurred at Oak Lane Fishing Resort two miles northwest of Brighton, Ayers and several others employed on the pipeline project had been living at the resort. The others left Friday night to spend the weekend at their homes, but Ayers had Invited his svife to come here for an outing. She left their four chil dren with relatives. Ayers brought an outboard motor, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Holtwisch, who operate the Oak Lane resort, said. Qn £|{«rciay, against the advic* of the Holtwisch's, they said, he attached the outboard motor to one of the two boats kept at the lake for possible rescue operations, Mrs. Holtwisch said. "My husband told him the lake was too small and he might hit a stump," Mrs, Holtwisch said- However, according to Mrs. Holtwisch, Ayers decided to try the motor on a lake boat anyway. The Holtwisch's said they had not witnessed the accident, Jersey County Deputy Coroner Leslie K. Jacoby of Jerseyville said Ayers started the boat motor while his wife stayed on the bank and watched. The boat jerked or struck a stump and Ayers was thrown out. The boat darted about the lake, Jacoby suicl. Ayers was wearing heavy boots, which added to his difficulty. His body was removed from the lake by Alton Volunteer Erner gency corpsmen and taken to Smith Funeral Home. Later his body was transferred to Argenta for funeral rites and burial. SIB A Strike Parley Seen A meeting this week may be set between striking construction unions and contractors, to settle a strike which has tied Up construction projects valued at millions of dollars in the Alton area and other Southern Illinois counties. An Alton area contractor said .oday that many jobs still going may be closed down by the end of the week because of the strike by the ironworkers and cement finishers. Contracts of the carpenters, ironworkers, and cement finishers expired at midnight last Wednesday and the work stoppage came as a result of the failure to reach an agreement with the FBI Guards Informer on Syndicate ?By SCHWEID Khrushchev Sees Step To Peace By GEORG3 SYVERTSEN MOSCOW (AP) — The United States, Britain and the Soviet Unon today signed a partial nuclear test ban treaty they called "an important initial step toward the lessening of international tension and the strengthening of peace." The three nuclear powers announced after the signing of the listoric agreement that the treaty would be open for signatures by other powers in Washington, London and Moscow Aug. 8. A three-power communique jailing the treaty as a first step :oward peace said the three governments "have stressed their lope that further progress will be achieved toward that end." Secretary of State Dean Rusk, British Foreign Secretary Lord rlome and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko put their signatures on the historic document at 4:34 p.m. Moscow time. Premier Khrushchev witnessed the signing. "Our three governments," said Rusk, "have today taken what all nankind must hope will be a first step on the road to a secure and peaceful world. "The treaty we have signed today is a good first step—a step !or which the United States has long and devoutly hoped. But it is only a first step. It does not end the threat of nuclear war." Khrushchev listened with rapt attention to the words of the foreign ministers immediately after .he signing ceremony. Lord Home called the treaty a 'breakthrough in relations bc- .ween our countries" which indicated that the great powers had come to the conclusion that nu clear war was impossible. Rusk warned that it would be impossible "for us to guarantee now what the significance of this act will be." "History will eventually record how we deal with the unfinished business of peace," he continued. Rusk made his remarks after putting his signature to the treaty binding the three powers to end all nuclear weapons testings in the atmosphere, in space and un der water. Underground testing is not affected. "In a broader sense," Rusk concluded, "the signature of this treaty represents the readiness ol the United States to join with the two other original signatories and svith other nations in a determined and sustained effort to find practical means by whicl tensions can be reduced and the burdens of the arms race lifted from the shoulders of ou people." Immediately after the simultaneous signing by the three foreign ministers, Gromyko made a speech hailing the treaty as "a success of the peaceful policy of the Soviet Union." WASHINGTON (AP)— The government is confident that an underworld figure it says has given federal agents a detailed description of the dominant crime organization in the United States wil live to tell his story to Senate investigators. In a secret hideout FBI agents are guarding Joseph Valachi, a 60-year-old New Yorker once fairly high in the mob hierarchy who has outlined the structure o: the terror-ridden "Cosa Nostra' and put the finger on some top racketeers already under invest! gation. Valachi has a date with Sen John L. McClellan's Senate Inves igations subcommittee when resumes its inquiry into illega narcotics traffic. The McClellan panel began it probe of narcotics three year ago, then turned to the Billie So Estes investigation and the TFX warplane contract award. No dat nas been set for the resumptio of its hearings, but McClellan, ar Arkansas Democrat, said Sunda he expects Valachi to be a wi ness. The government considers Vala chi's account of crime in Americ -including an inside view of th celebrated November 1957 mob sters" convention at Apalachin N.Y. — an important intelligenc breakthrough. His story has been corroboratei by other sources and investiga tions, and information he gav federal agents has been passed o to local authorities, Edwin 0 Guthman, Justice Departmen public information director saic The theory of a secret societ; at the hub of organized U.S. crim has been supported for man; years by the Federal Bureau o Narcotics. Valachi provided blueprint of the "Cosa Nostra"— literally meaning "Our Thing" bu sometimes called the syndicate— and confirmation that such an or ganization of criminals exists. The story of the Valachi break through appeared Sunday in copyrighted story in the Washing ton Star. The Justice Departmen confirmed the essentials. At the head of "Cosa Nostra Valachi placed Vito Genovese, 66 year-old Italian-bom narcotic boss serving a 15-year sentenc at Atlanta Penitentiary. Genovese plotted the Apalachi meeting. While Valachi was no prominent enough to attend, h was high enough in the organiza tion to know what went on — an for a time later, he was Geno vese's cellmate in Atlanta. outhern Illinois Builders Assti. Ironworker's Local 392, and ce- ent finishers' Local 90 in Madion and 14 other Southern Illinois ounties, are off the job. Members of the District Coun- 1 of Madison County and vicinity re still working today to give ieir negotiating team more time negotiate with the SIBA. Work was slopped on the $6,00,000 building project at the dwardsvllle Campus of SIU; the ew Bethalto municipal building; vo Madison County highway rejects, including construction of iers across the Chain of Rocks anal and some roadwork between ic canal and the Mississippi liver; work on the Olin Brass l at East Alton; and two pro- ects on the Illinois Power Co. lant at East Alton. A total of $19,000,000 in projects as been affected to some degree y the striking unions. The unions have sought a 60- ent-an-hour wage increase over a three-year period. The SIBA has iffered an increase of 30 cents in hour. Under the old contract, Madison County Carpenters got $4.35 an hour, plus 10 cents an hour for ringe benefits; ironworkers got 14.50, plus 10 cents fringe bene- its; and cement finishers got J4.37V4. Pennsylvania Storm Toll Is 2 Dead GLASSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of workers today dug into piles of debris left by a storm that ripped a path of death and destruction through Glassport and nearby western , Pennsylvania communities. Two were killed and some 70 others were injured by the furious assault of rain and wind Sattir-. day night. Damage ran into millions of dollars. Winds clocked at 90 miles an hour rocked Glassport foi 45 minutes and roared into nearby Carnegie, Clairton, McKeesport and Dravosburg. Buildings were ripped apart. Electricl circuits were knocked out. "All reports indicate it was a tornado, but we can't call it that officially," said chief forecaster Henry Rockwood of the U.S. Weather Bureau in Pittsburgh. The dead were William Petrosky, 41, owner of the Petrosky Hotel, and Robert Marton, 34, They were in the three-story frame hotel which was flattened. YoungBuddhistMoiik Burns Self to Death SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) —A Buddhist monk in his early twenties burned himself to death in the second fiery suicide protesting alleged religious persecution by President Ngo Dinh Diem's government in South Viel Nam. Nguyen Huong set fire to his gasoline-soaked robes Sunday in a public square in Phan Thiet, a fishing village 100 miles cast of Saigon. Money Runs Out City Tree Program Is Ended Abruptly DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature yesterday'* today 77', high 80'. low 71'. River singe below Precipitation dam ui 8,a.m. 24 In 1 *. 10 8 a.m. 4.5. Pool 23,3. None. Alton Park and Recreation Commission's street tree program apparently has come to an abrupt end at least until next April. The $5,000 appropriated by the City Council for the program is used up already. The commission has asked, in a letter filed with the city clerk today, for an additional $5,000 appropriation "to be used solely for the removal of dead trees from along our city streets," However, it was believed the Council has no power to grant additional appropriations after June 30, deadline lor amending the appropriation ordinance. The Council did not approve a request for more funds for the street tree program at that time. The letter, signed by Loyd Catv son, acting director, reveals that of the $5,000 spent during the first few months of the jjseaj year, $4,000 went for removal of 56 dead trees and 116 sJumps from city streets, and $1,000 went V for planting 160 small trees. The Council at its last meeting referred a request for removal of a dead tree to the streets department, after it was informed the park and recreation commission had no funds left for the job. The commission reported it has a backlog of dead tree reports which it cannot take care of because of the luck of funds. It warned that "if these are not removed within a short time they become hazardous to climb and a clanger to property and life." "We feel it is essential to the city's Interest to carry on with the program of dead tree re" moval from city the letter to the Council uoys, "and request an additional $5,000 be provided top us for yypjfk on this project. At present we have discontinued accommodjt' ing the tequestn UuU coma In al' most daily Jof dfind 'taw »'« movai."

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