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-41 Inside; AL TELEGRAPH SUNNY Serving the Alton Community for More Than 12? Years Low W, High 98 iVfeiiftef, fit* Established Jflfiuai-y 15, 1836* Vol. CXXVtlt, No, 173 ALTON, ILL., TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1963 16 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Presi. RECIPE STVCK TO THEM Big Three Confer on New Pacts My I'ltKftTON GttOVtSIt Associated "rcss Stnff Writer MOSCOW (AP)— AmericHn and British foreign policy chiefs told the Russians today negotiations on Premier Khrushchev's propose for an East-West honaggresslon pact will have to wail until the NATO allies have discussed it diplomatic sources said. Secretary of State Dean Rusl also made it clear thai when the matter does reach the bargaining stage, the United Slates will push for guarantees for Western inter ests in Berlin, these sources dis closed. Rusk and Brilish Foreign Sec rotary Lord Home were reportec .0 have made these poinls to So viet Foreign Minister Andrei A romyko in lalks lhat followec the signing Monday of the partia nuclear test ban agreement. Pact This pair of youngsters found a sticky substitute for mud in their mud pies this morning—a can of tar in the family garage. Pat Davey, 2|^, and her brother, Jirn, 18 months, children of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davey of 1014 Humboldt Court, are shown in St. Joseph's Hospital waiting to have the gummy substance removed. Power Jolt Kills Three Young Men EDWARDSVILLE — Three Madison County youths were electrocuted Monday and their two buddies suffered burns when an irrigation pipe they lifted in Ihe air struck a 7,200-volt electrical power line on the Vernon Keller farm, 5 miles southwest of Edwardsville. Killed when the high, voltage,, current passed through their bodies were: William Schatz Jr., 1.7, of 1825 Alton Ave., Madison; Richard Slemer, 17, and William Henry, 20, both from Glen Carbon, Joe Nicollussi, 17, and 'Robert Slemer, 17, the latter a cousin of one of the victims, both of Glen Carbon, were working nearby and were violently • knocked to the ground. They suffered burns to their feet and arms when the electrical current passed through the aluminum pipe. The three victims, part of a working crew digging irrigation ' ditches on the farm, removed the 25-foot aluminum pipe from the ground and held one end up in the air to shake loose dirt from the inside. Full Against Lino The irrigation pipe that t h e three young workers were handling wavered in the air and fell against the power line, sheriff's investigator Clyde Tisdel. Jr. reported. Over 7,000 volts of electricity ripped through the pipe, killing the three boys instantly, Madison County Depuly coroner Henry Pieper told the Telegraph. Three ambulances were s u m- moned to the farm field about one- quarter mile off Rte. 157, southwest of Edwardsville. Two of the surviving youths were lying on the ground stunned and yelling for help when ambulances arrived. The pipe was dangling in t h e air against the power line and a crew from Southwestern Electric Co. was called to turn off the power circuit supplying HIP area with electricity. Full to Itovivo All five boys were rushed to SI, Elizabeth's Hospital in Granite City. Efforts to revive the three electrocuted boys during the ambulance trip were unsuccessful. The three were pronounced dead at the hospital. Nicollussi, who was working close to the death area, suffered burns to his feet when the current passed through the ground. "He was miraculously saved when the electricity knocked him backwards instead of forward against Ihe pipe 1 ," M* motber\said later. Robert Slemer was burned on his arm and side when the body of his cousin, Richard Slemer, fell against him. A burned spot was visible on the ground where the aluminum pipe touched, sheriffs investigators reported. Aluminum Is a gooc conductor of electricity, second only to copper. Deputy Coronei Pieper observed. Tjie deputy coroner said an mi quest is pending, DATA AT THIS DAM /.irpooi*».». Non «- Underworld Has Price on Valachi WASHINGTON (AP)—The underworld has set a price of $100,000 on the head of Joseph Valachi, the informant who gave officials their best information on the structure of the syndicate which dominates the crime picture in the United States, government sources said today. "We're- going to keep him alive," one source said. "We don't know exactly what we are going to do with him, but we're joing to keep him in a safe place." ... ,- :. • -The syndicate— to which ..Vala- chi gave the name "Cosa Nostra" meaning "our thing" — has noised t around the underworld that the man who kills Valachi for break- ng the syndicate's blood oath of silence, will be paid $100,000, in- 'ormanls said. Meanwhile, it also was learned that the Valachi testimony—which he spilled during a year of ques- :ioning—has 'led to more break- jiroughs in the government's quest for information about the syndicate. Other, weak spots in the syndicate's chain are being tapped for information. Not only Valachi's cooperation, bul also the Justice Department's increasing pressure on organized crime, is being credited here for a sudden increase in the number of talkitive hoodlums. » • "The man at the top," was named by Valachi as Vito Genovese, 66, now serving a 15-year narcotics sentence in the Atlanta Penitentiary. According to Vala- chi, Genovese remains in the driver's seat even while behind bars. But the government hopes Vala- chi's testimony will make life tougher for Genovese and be the chink in a formerly impregnable discipline of silence will widen further. Valachi confirmed what officials had strongly thought for a long time—that New York, with several separate "families" of top mobsters splitting up the territory, and Chicago, with a single, long-entrenched syndicate run by Sam Giancana — are the capitals of organized crime in the United States. The hope in making public much of Valachi's information is that three goals will 1 be accomplished: (1) Genovese's hold on the top rung of the crime ladder will be weakened; (2) the public will become aroused over the well . establishec'. .crime business throughout': the. .nationVarid."'.'will support the fight- against it and (3) Congress will be more willing to give the Justice Department the tools it has been seeking to fight crime—such as a bill making wiretap evidence admissible in court and a law against interfering with investgations, which the crime syndicate is apt to do : with its own particular methods for silencing.: talkative witnesses. Harriman Sure Senate io.Qk$an WASHINGTON (AP) - Undersecretary of State W. Averell Harriman said today he is confident the required two-thirds vole for Senate ratification of the nuclear test ban treaty "is assured." The diplomat, who negotiated the pact in Moscow, was questioned by panel of foreign correspondents in a radio interview, Harriman said Soviet Premier Khrushchev is "very anxious" to get a nonaggression pact between the Atlantic alliance and the Warsaw Pact nations, "It is not very clear what his objectives are. We have no real understanding as to what Mr. Khrushchev has in mind achieving," Harriman said. He added: "I think it is unlikely that there will be a pact, But there has been a discussion of the possibility of simultaneous declarations on Ihe part of each side." Acker Arrested Here on Florida Forgery Charge Andrew C. Acker, 37, former Al Ionian freed of a murder charge In Jersey County two years ago because of lack of jurisdiction, was in custody of Alton police today after he was arrested on Florida stale and federal warrants, He was arrested at 2:20 a.m today in his car when he was recognized by Cpl. Bob Churchich at Broadway and ?iasa Street. The Federal Bureau of Investigation had alerted Alton police Monday that Acker might be In the area. He was wanted on a Florida charge of forgery and a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Acfcer, wh.9 gave his address ut 230J 'Mound St., Alton, was being questioned today as officials determined whether he would be extradited to Florida. Information on the Florida charge was not immediately available, Acker, in J961, was charged with the 1955 robbery-slaying of LeRoy (Wimpy) Stints, Alton news vendor whose body wuf> found in a creekbed in the Me Clusky area of Jersey County. The Indictment against Aekei was later quashed in Madisor County to clear the way for prose cution in Jersey County. The case was dismissed In Jersey County Circuit Court after four days o trial, when the court ruled it dk not have jurisdiction in the case The Springfield office of the FBI told the Telegraph today Ackoi was charged in a Federal warran issued In Jacksonville, Fla. June 2f of fleeing the state of Florida (6 avoid prosecution March 25, The Florida state warrant for Acker was issued in the Eighth Justice of the Peace District, Pay toim Beach, Fla., March 33. The FBI ^id a bond of 55,000 had. been recommended. Haitian Rebels Reported Encircling Cap Haitien Conference informants said Gro myko insisted that the three pow ers get to work on the nonaggres sion treaty, which Khrushchev originally proposed should be signed at Ihe same time as. the nuclear test ban treaty. The Russians, however, hac agreed to conclude the test bai treaty first and give the alliei within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization time to talk over the lonaggression pact among them selves. Rusk was said to have tolc romyko mat he could go no fur ther on this subject until the ATO discussions are completed A crowd of about 500 applauded the Big Three foreign ministers enthusiastically when they left their morning conference in the skyscraper Foreign Ministry. The Muscovites mood reflected :he optimistic glow with which the whole Soviet press greeted the nuclear ban and contrasted with the grim silence which has usually confronted Western statesmen here. The three drove, j»- a villa- in the Lenin Hills to continue over lunch their exploratory talks intended to find out whether the nuclear ban had created a breakthrough in East-West relations that could lead to new peace moves. New Treaty Among the steps considered was Premier Khrushchev's demand ior a NATO-Warsaw treaty non- aggression pact. "We discussed matters of mutual interest relating to intema- ional problems," Rusk told newsmen. Rusk was accompanied to the conference by Adlai E. Stevenson, chief U.S. delegate to the United Nations; William C. Foster, director of the American Disarmament Agency; Ambassador Foy D. Kohler, and Charles Stelle, U.S. representative to the Geneva disarmament conference. Members of the U.S. Senate delegation who accompanied Rusk to Moscow were guests today of Soviet parliamentary leaders in the Kremlin. They will return to Washington Wednesday, Court Rules Woman Oivns School Site GRANITE CITY, 111. (AP) - A court decision has made a Granite City woman the owner of a tract of land on which a $2,500,000 junior high school building is located, Madison County Judge Michael Kinney last week ordered rescinded the 1953 condemnation of a 37- ncre tract owned by Mrs. Frieda Kronsbein, Judge Kinney said she had not properly been served with a condemnation notice. The condemnation order was issued in 1953 and Mrs. Kronsbein sold the property for $68,500. In 1955, Coolidge Junior High School svas erected on the site, at 3231 Nameoki Rd. The woman 1 !) son, Harold Kronsbein, filed suit against the school board in 1960 as an interested party. He said he had learned of the sale just prior to his suit. He said his grandfather left the property in trust to his mother, Mrs. Kronsbein. The mother is now in her 80s. The will stales that on her death Jier heir, the son, shall receive the land. Neighborhood development and erection of u large shopping cen ter across the street have raised the value of the property to at leas,t $3,500,000, The school build Ing is also valued at $2,500,000. Maurice Pulley, attorney for the school boaru, said he will (lie a motion for a rehearing by Judge AFTER PEACEFUL NIGHT Combat-armed troops of the U. S. Army 8th Cav- three ambush positions in the Demitilarizecl Zone in airy Regiment walk back to base beside an armored attempt to stop forays of North Korean troops. Sec- personnel carrier this morning in South Korea after tor was near where two Americans were killed in an a night of watching for Communist infiltrators. These ambush on July 29. No contact was made last night men were part of a heavy American force that set_up with communist troops^ jAPJWirephoto) _____ Peaceful Night in Jj' 1 ;''_.'. S> '•• : ~',:"" SouthKorea WITH U.S. 1ST CAVALRY DI VISION, Korea (AP) — A heavy American force set up ambush positions in the demilitarized zone Monday night and withdrew at dawn today without contacting any Communist North Korean troops. The combat-ready Americans went into position at dusk Monday. They set up three traps for Communist patrols that have been striking into United Nations territory and on occasions launching strong attack on U.S. units. The exact number of American Iroops involved was classified. Bul Ihe U.S. force is known to liave been much larger than Ihe small patrols lhat normally guard the U.S. sector of the 151-mile truce line established after the Korean War. It is obvious that Ihe U.S. command is determined to stop all North Korean movement—by large Red forces or small unils—inlo what the 1953 armistice agreement termed U.N. territory. Orders were given that the American force hold its fire until Communist troops 'moved in close. "We were lo use grenades and bring back the meat," one ser- jeant said. Armored personnel carriers moved to within a few thousand yards of the demilitarized zone and slood by in the event a fight developed. The scene was about 13 miles east of Panmunjom near a road junction where two Americans were killed in a North Korean ambush July 29. Strike Slows Job on Plant Officials Alleged S TODAY'S CHUCKLE A sure sign you're getting older is when the kids come home from school and tell you about their history lesson and you realize that when you went to school the same items were called "current events." (© 1863, General Features Corp.) Construction of the Alton sewage treatment plant has been slowed by the strike of building trades unions. Paul Lenz, Alton Public Works Director, told the Telegraph today the phases of construction calling for cement or iron work have stopped. The project is about 70 per cent done with completion scheduled in February. The Acton Construction Co. of St. Paul, Minn., has not yet asked for a time extension, said Lenz, but lie would recommend approval of the extension, if requesled. Lenz said the Acton Co. had asked for one extension to make up for delay caused by heavy rains early this year, but that request will nol be acted upon unlil the completion deadline is nearer. 5 Counties lilt Major construction stopped in five Southern Illinois countie; Monday when the Tri-Counly District Council of carpenters set up pickets. The counties affected are Si. Clair, Clinton, Monroe, Washington and Randolph. Meanwhile, the Madison County clistricl carpeniers are slill working where possible on construction jobs in Ihe area. Members of the Madison Coun ty carpenters' district are working under an agreement to give their negotiating team more lime lo negotiate with the Southern Illinois Builders Assn. More lhan 3,500 employes were working on conslruction jobs in Madison Co. before Ihe work- stoppages starled. J'l Counties Involved Last week, ironworkers and ee- menl finishers went off the job in Madison and 14 other Southern Illinois counties, affecting con- Sullivan Women Report 'Intolerable Conditions' Police Chief John Heafner today repeated special instructions to policemen in an effort lo curtail what several women from Sullivan Homes on Reilley Avenue described to him Monday as "intolerable conditions." Seven women from (lie housing project told Heafner that youths loiter on Ihe streets in the area all night long, outsiders come in and threaten women, and non-residents throw garbage and debris in the yards and damage curs. They also complained that soldiers sit in parked cars all night long, sing and throw beer cans into the streets. An ice cream truck adds to the difficulties, they said, by arriving as late as 10:30 p.m. and remaining until after 11 p.m. Heafner issued instructions to enforce the curfew ordinance strictly and advise 1 children to play in play areas, not in the streets. The ice cream vendor will be asked to nol enter the area after 9 p.m. and leave by 11 p.m., and adults lounging on the streets will be asked to dis perse. Heafner said trouble and disturbance 1 calls will be answered promptly, ami residents will bu advised they do not need to ap pour at the station in person to sign a complaint in case of trouble. Patrolling officers will bo asked to be alerl for drinking in cars, and to advise non-residents to leave the area after hours. sti'uclion valued at millions of clol lars. Attempts are being made to set up a meeting wilh the SIBA and the striking constructing unions. No definite date has yet been set. The unions have sought a GO-cenl an hour wage increase over a three-year period. The SIBA has offered a 30- .ent increase lo be spread over three years. Kerner Signs Bill for New School Funds SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — A $6.7 million program lo encourage public schools lo start special facilities for gifted children lias been approved by Gov. Olio Kerner. Kerner Monday signed llic bill passed by the 19G3 General Assembly. Ray Page, stale school •superintendent, at once appointed a seven-member advisory c:oun-j cil to meet Wednesday to start: work. Page said Ihe plan would make Illinois a leader in the field. It includes rcimbur.scmi.nl ofj local district for services and ma-i tcrials demonstration centers, e.x-| pcrimental projects, training pro-| grams and a slates laff. Eisenhower Sails to Beach al Normandy PORTSMOUTH, England (AP) —Gen. Dwighl D. Eisenhower sailed today on a sentimental journey to the beaches of Normandy—scene of one of the greatest moments of his career as supreme Allied commander in Europe in World War II. By BERNARD I IttDURICil SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (-API—/ spokesman for Haitian rebels who invaded the north coast of Haiti said today lhat Iwo columns of troops have surrounded Cap Haitien, Haiti's second city. He said the invaders have not captured the port city of 25,000, as was rumored in Sanlo Domingo this morning, bul now command Ihe Pnlin du Nord in fronl of Ihe cily and much of Ihe area around it. The rebel force-, under the command of Gen. Leon Cantave, was reported composed of exiled Haitian soldiers. They struck pshore Monday at Fort Liberte, 18 miles easl of Cap Hnilicn, wilh the aim of toppling Ihe terrorist regime of dictator Francois (Papa Doc) Duvalier. Duvalier, the voodoo-preaching physician turned strongman, acknowledged 'Monday night there was an invasion on Haiti's north coast. The Dominican frontier forces and navy were alerted after news of the invasion and Haiti charged lhat some of the invaders came :rom adjoining Dominican Republic, which shares the island o£ His- patriola with Haiti. Dominican: President Juan Bosch conferred with his armed forces chiefs at Ihe national palace. Seek Asylum The newspaper Listin Diario reported that a number of Haitian officials . have crossed inlo the Dominican Republic seeking asylum. Some Haitian soldiers also reportedly fled across the border. Haitian exile sources in Santo Domingo said al least 500 well- armed men, trained for guerrilla warfare, landed Monday at Fort Liberte, 18 miles east o. Cap Hait- ien, and quickly captured the towns of Fort Liberte, Derac, Trou and Limonacle. There were rumors lhat anoth- cr force of exiles landed on Haili's long coust i Ihe nighl. Cap Haitien was placed on a war footing and a curfew imposed. Reports reaching here said American families were evacuated to Cap Haitien from Ihe U.S.- owned Dauphin sisal plantalion on the orders of the Duvalier government. The plantalion lies near Forl Liberle, about 5 miles west of the Dominican border. A news source in Port au Prince said Monday night little was known in public there except that a rebel force apparently was fighting the Haitian army in the north. Censors barred correspondents from sending out news by cable. Gen. Leon Cantave, chief of the Haitian armed forces for five months in 1957, led the invasion under the banner of the National Democratic' Union. Cuntave told an interviewer recently he was nol interested in becoming president, only in ousting Duvalier. I'liui Government Paul Verna, u former Haitian diplomat representing the National Democratic Union, said an unidentified island off the coast was used as a staging urea (or the invasion. Some of Hie invaders were identified as former Haitian army officers who had been living in Sanlo Domingo. Verna said the rebels expect lo form a military-civilian provisional government in north Haili. Deposed Ruler Visits Olin Serbs Greet King at East Alton Ily JACK UAKHAN Telegraph stuff Writer The Serbs who met exiled King Peter II of Yugoslavia at East Alton Monday plainly showed faith the ruler will one day be back in power in his country, once the Communist government is removed and democracy returned. The King paid a personal visit to the Olin Mathieson Corp. plant — and the main office building bustled with protocol. The deposed monarch, dressed in H brown suit, was at case with the retinue following him and with the people he met on the tour. He spoke flawless English. Accompanying him was his aide do- camp, General Miliccvic. The personable King quickly was on friendly terms with everyone he met. Employes who greeted him in tha building had kept watch expectantly for Ills appearance. Guuut of I'lunl OriHdul King . Peter .was the guest of Joseph S, Kovic, Godfrey, director of administration of the East Alton plant. Kovic, whose parents eame from Serbia (now a part of Yugoslavia), was the genial hosl, explaining to Ms guest the workings of an American industrial plant- Accompanying the King on his trip from St. Louis was Stwn Maruvich, u member of the ha- tlonal welcoming committee. Mar- avk'h, when he was with U.S. counter-intelligence, met the King during World War II. King Peter said he was making the national tour to visit his people in the large cities of Ameri- ca. Alimy Donate "Many of my people donate money lo help bring rufugaes to this country," Ihe King remarked. The King was easily the com- munding figure in the parly. His quiet voice did not reflect the tension and hardships he suffered In his escape from the approaching German armies in World War II. Nor did his cclm indicate he is alienated by the Communist government now In power in hja country. The King was guarded by three Illinois State Troopers and two $t, Louis police officers. Only one In tho entourage was In uniform — an Illinois trooper — while t h o rest were In plain clothes. Tho exiled rulw lives In Nice, Franco, but makes periodic vltJUi to tliu United States to confer wtlJl his subjects and their I'ulutlvui; The King left St. UUls MotlOity evening to return to Chlougo, ter ho will go on u tour of Coast cities, \ '•::&#

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