Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 7, 1963 · Page 1
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Alton, Illinois
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tfisicte! At...,, ,. gA tt*t"« •'••• * ,• « < i r , i PAGE „ i . . • i 1 i PAOE 18 ; ; ; : the Alton Community for Mora Than 12? Years tow flS, High 85 (Complete Weather, Page I) u Established tenancy 15,183d, * ,3 t ,f- -fV _i__j ., L.c_ ....... ii^.l ._ Vol. CXXVffi, N6, 174 ALTON, ILL, WEDNESDAY,'AUGUST 7,1963 30 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Pt&a. FOR ACTION TT *i* A • l*fri* m Haiti Airlifting Iroops O JL In Effort to Curb Rebels The sign .tolls the story as : work is stopped on Con- the state'is dragging its feet on approval of the plans tral Avenue between Broadway aiid Fourth Streets before public funds can be advanced to finish the re- waiting for approval from the state to finish the pro- pair work. The pavement was disrupted by a sewer ject. Paul Lciiz, Alton Public Works Director, says blowout during a heavy rainstorm last May. East Enders* Vote Favors Keep Meters Members of .the East End Im provement Association voted .un animously in favor of retaining parking meters last night. Commenting on a statemem by Mayor P. W. Day, who at tended the meeting, that meter fines bring $20,000 a. year into the city's, General Fund, Bruce Quackenbush, an East End member, said that originally meter; were designed to regulate parking, but now have become • a source of revenue for the city. He said that meters -. should be used for their original' intent The mayor, said he favored retaining, the meters and that it was important for the city to get started on .a meter; ^maintenance and repair program. Henry Moore, chairman of the Upper Alton), •Businessmen's 'Association, "commented, that peti- fipns arei-nqw. being circulated * ' in : the^. ;•, Upper^ Alton ., area',,. -|qr removal': ; of " ' meters. He : ; said that those- who -are '• •slghih'gf-'tHe petitions have never been interested in. attending meetings on parking problems or furnishing off street parking. "Those who do," he said, the meters.'" "favor keeping Pope Holds Audience At Summer Residence CASTEL '.GANDOLFO, Italy (AP)—Pope Paul VI received 3,000 Italians and foreign tourists in general audience today at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, in the Albun hills. The Pope urged the crowd filling the main hall of the palace to pray for world peace. In his brief speech the Pope also asked the crowd to pray for him. "Pray for us who still are full of surprise and fear at our elevation td the supreme pontificate and for the great responsibility which we feel on our weak shoulders," the Pope said. SIBA-Union Talks Slated Meetings between striking construction unions and contractors will be held Thursday and Friday, Richard Rook, president of the Southern Illinois Builders Assn., told the Telegraph today Rook said representatives o the cement finishers union an the SIBA will meet Thursda morning in the Belleville office of the SIBA. The iron workers representa tives will meet with the SIBA i the office of the federal media tors in St. Louis Thursday after noon. The carpenters union will mee with the SIBA in the federal me diators office Friday morning. Contracts of the carpenters ironworkers, and cement finish ers expired at midnight las Wednesday and work stoppagi on several construction project: n Southern Illinois came as a result of the failure' to .reach an Ironworkers' "Local;. 392 an 'ffriish'ers' 'Local 90 in Madison and 14 other Southen Illinois Counties are off the job Members of the Tri-Countj/ District of carpenters set U] pickets Monday in St. Clair Ilinton, ' Monroe, Washington and Randolph counties. The Madison County Distrlc carpenters are still working un der an agreement to give their negotiating team. more time to neet with 1 the SIBA. • Construction.; jpbs estimated a 150,000,000 has been either halted or slowed by the strike. The unions have Sought a 60- cent an hour increase over a hree-year period. The SIBA has Dffered an increase; of 30 cents an hour spread over three years. DATA AT THE DAM )a.m. temperature Yesterday's oday 7fi° high 06°, low 74° River stage below Precipitation dam at S a.m. .1. Pool 23.4. 24 lirs. to 8 a.m. None. Senate Overwhelmingly OK'§ Military Pay Hike By KDWIN II. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP)-The Senate has approved unanimously a pay raise for practically everyone in, the armed forces except recruits, apprentice seamen and privates with less tlian two years service,-S, , ;f I The measure, .which would in; crease military' payrolls more than $1.2 billion a year, goes to the House, which has passed a similar but slightly less generous bill. Usually a Senate-House conference committee work? out differences between similar bills. But Sen, Howard W. Cannon, D-Nev., who steered the pay raise through the Senate Tuesday by an 84-0 vote, said he hopes a conference will not" be necessary this time and that the House will accept the Senate Bill. The decision °n what the House will do probably rests with Rep, Carl Vinson', D-Ga., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, who rules with a firm hand. The Broad Hikes ,. Senate and House bills would provide. Increases to moat active duty personnel, to feserv,- isia and National Guardsmen and to those drawing military retirement pay, Senate version would cost 3Q,OQQ a year, about J5 million inore than that of the Tlie increase - the first since begin Oct. I under the Senate bill. Under the Senate bill, enlisted men would get boosts of ?5 to ?120 monthly. Raises for officers would range from $60 to $120 monthly. The Senate and House bills would provide similar increases for the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast and Geodetic Survey and Public Health Service;' which base their pay on military schedules. This would cost the taxpayers an addl< tional $30,084,00 annually. For Offfjors Both would provide the largest dollar and percentage raises for lieutenants, captains, majors and lieutenant colonels among officers and corporals, sergeants and other skilled technicians in the enlisted grades, But the Senate bill would apply some of these boosts to young officers and noncons with less than two years service and give them larger Increases at times in their careers when they face the decision of re-enlisting or return, ing to'civilian life. The House version would limit pay increases to active personnel with more than two years service. Its theory was that -many short termers are merely serving out an obligation rewlting, from -the draft. , , , Approve^ for the. {lift time by both Senate and House is an extra $55 a month for any officer or en* listed man on pold war dijty who la subject to enemy fop pr similar hazard i»> such places as Viet Nam and South Korea, Mrs. Kennedy Gives Birth To Baby Boy OTIS AIR FORCE BASE, Mass (AP) — Mrs. John F. Kennedy wife of the President, gave'birth to their third child—a son—toda; at the base hospital. The White House spokesman said the condition of the child born five and a half weeks prematurely, and that the condition of Mrs. Kennedy was good. • The child was placed hran oxy gen tent.. .„..., .,_•., Like the first son, John Jr., tin child was born before the Presi dent could reach the scene de spite a mad dash from the Whiti House when he learned his wife Jacqueline, 34, had been taken to the hospital. ' v White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger said Mrs. Ken nedy felt pains while with her two children, Caroline and John Jr. :his.morning and that Dr. John W. Walsh, her obstetrician, was notified immediately. Dr. Walsh was on hand when Mrs. Kennedy arrived at the hospital shortly after 11:30 a.m. EDT. Mrs. Kennedy, who made the :rlp from the Kennedy summer ionic on Squaw Island, arrived at he hospital at 11:48 a.m. EDT. Salinger said and "went into immediate surgery." The new baby like the others, vas delivered by Caesarean sec- ion. The birth occurred at 1:15 p.m. IDT. The President was notified by elephone_ghortly before noon that is wife had been taken to the ospital. Rail Unions Call General Leader Meet WASHINGTON (AP) The Brotherhood of u)comotive Fire- nen and Enginemen today called meeting of its general chairmen here next Tuesday to con- ider developments in the railroad r ork rules dispute. The committee, ; composed of hairman of employe groups of le nations railroads, has author- ty to act for the union in any respective settlement of the rail Ispute, J.L. Shattuck, vice president of he union—one of five operating nions which have threatened to trike if new work rules are put nto effect—said no specific pro- osal for settlement of the con- roversy is in hand at present. However, he said, officials are oping to have something in the 'ay of a proposal to put before ie 156-member group when it meets here. Shattuck termed the announcement of tha meeting "an import' nt development." Ho said it was called at the reins of Secretary of Labor W, Villard Wirtz; Shattuck's statement came as Vlrtz continued, meetings with representatives ot the carriers nd unions involved, in the' dispute. Six GPs Due to Get Purple Heart By CONRAD FINK IN KOREA, With 1st Cavalry Division (AP)—An Illinois man and five others were recommended today for Purple Heart decorations due to wounds, in a clash Monday with Communist North Korean troops. All six were nicked by grenade fragments and wounded slightly. They include Pfc. Nicolas Dunbar, 19, -of Belvidere, 111. Dunbar lives at 214^ West 2nd St., in Belvidere. Their unit, led by Capt. Jerry C. Scott, 29, of Ada, Okla., fought off a North Korean patrol that assaulted their position atop a finger-like ridge about 13 miles east of Panmunjom. Recommendations for the decoration, awarded only to soldiers wounded in combat, were made by Lt. Col. Edwin Emerson, of Helena, Mont. "I certainly think'they deserve it," Emerson said.'"-•••• • -The six soldiers were not hospitalized. They returned to duty a few hours after the fight, wearing small bandages over scalp, leg and arm wounds. The others are Pfc. Roger Chalifour, of Manchester, N.H.; Pfc. June McKinney, 25, Lexington, Ky.; Pfc. Robert Stemplier, 18, Coldwater, Mich.; Pvt. Gene Hamby, 19, Puxico, Mo.; Pfc. Vernon Allen, 21, Camp Bells- ville, Ky. The recommendations were to be forwarded to Brig. Gen. Charles Pershing . Brown, commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division. The six men are'members of the division's 1st Battle Group, 8th Cavalry. Sgt. Maj. William Humphreys, 38, of Long Beach, Calif., the ranking enlisted man in the bat- le group, said he thought the men should also be awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, a decoration normally given men vho have been in sustained combat. The six helped fight off a Red patrol that attacked and circled, vithdrew and probed forward for about two hours before breaking )ff contact. 'Dunbar, who was hit in the •ight hand and right eg, said, "I eel good, real good. I just hope my folks feel as good as I do. m worried to deatli about hem." Former Landing Craft To Be Pleasure Boat BORDIGHERA, Italy '(AP)—An American ending craft has been bought by an Italian firm to be a loating pleasure palace off the llviera. • Chicken Tariff High U. S. Angry EDITOR'S NOTE — The United States says it will retaliate against the European Common Market tor boosting tariffs against U.S. poultry. The action raises new fears that international trade is in trouble. By HARDEN CHAMBLISS AP Business News Writer NEW YORK (AP) - The lowlj chicken is causing an internation al fight. The United States, after week of wrangling with the Europea Common Market, announced o Tuesday it will retaliate agains tariff, increases on Ameriear poultry. The government, if settle ment is not reached, will rais duties against European product to equal the loss of $46 million year in American poultry exports Af'ects The U.S. move would affect the prices Americans pay for imports but the dollar amount isn't near ly as important as what the ac tion means. The lost poultry sales are only a fraction 'of the $5.6 bil lion worth of U.S. goods exported to Euorpean Common Marke cuntries each year. The move reflects a new Amer ican attitude and tactic—a get tough policy. It also reflects thesi newly complicated circumstances in world trade. —The Common Market has as serted itself as a strong-willec equal in trade dealings with th United, States, —Europe' farm blocs hav made it" clear "they are keeping sharp eye out for their own intei ests, which often clash with thos of America. —Europe, having trouble work ing out its own agricultural policy has resisted U.S. efforts to lin agricultural and industrial prod usts in trade talks. —Protectionist sentiment in tin United States—in the shoe am textile industries expecially — shows signs of rallying. Some trade observers question the wisdom of retaliation. .They say the situation is far too com plicr.ted to be solved merely by acting'tough/ ' >. ,!•• Others agree witii Sen. Frank Carlson, R-Kan.,, that the Unitec States might be "put-traded and sold down the river unless we adopt a hard line." This kind of tariff raising reverberates around the non-Communist world because of international trade rules that say all cuts and boosts must be applied to everyone. Observations Most observers doubt there will be more than a round or two of tariff retaliations. Still, they say, negotiations can be expected to move pretty slowly. Negotiators on both sides will be defensive, cautious and sensitive to public opinion, In the early post-war years, Americans grew progressively warm toward liberalixing world trade, The idea of "trade, not aid" to get ravaged nations going again was appealing, When low- priced imports began brightening American shop counters, buyers were pleased anew, Then, early this year, France vetoed British membership i n the Common Market, Complaints were lodged against American investments in Europe. CHICAGO U. GETS RELICS CHICAGO — Prof. Keith Seele of the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute holds an ancient woman's bronze hand mirror as he sits among Egyptian pottery estimated to be as much as 3,500 years old. Part of a huge shipment of artifacts from the Nubian desert was opened Tuesday. Its recovery is part of an international effort by scholars to save the relics from being flooded by waters of the Nile River Aswan Dam project.—(AP Wirephoto) Negroes' Protest Set For City Hall Steps •I JL Train Crash Fatal to Engineer BARR, 111. (AP)—An enginee: was killed today in a collision o :wo freight trains at Barr, in wes central Illinois between Peoria and Springfield. Tracks of the Chicago and North Western Railway and the Chicago & Illinois Midland Rail- vay cross at Barr. The engineer of the North Western freight pulling 55 loaded cars and 83 empties was killed. The engineer was John Fergu- on, 69, of South Pekin. Witness- s said he was killed jumping rom the cab of the engine. There were no others reported illcd or injured. One of the trains knocked over two-story brick control tower at ic crossing. Bill Smith of Athens, the tower atchman, told officials he looked up, saw them down there nd ran," He escaped injury. The North Western freight was x>und northeast from Madison, "he Midland train was headed outheast. C. L. Nicholson of Girard, head rakeman on the North Western •ain, told coroners his train was iced with a stop signal and wit Ferguson applied emergency rakes but could not stop the •am. It struck the Midland train bout 15 aboose. cars in front of its A mass protest meeting on th steps of Alton City Hall, aime at "the lack of cooperation an interest" of Mayor P. W. Day, i to be staged by the Alton branc of the National Assn. for the Ac vancement of Colored People, spokesman said today. The action was unanimously ap proved at a meeting of the evo cutive board Tuesday night, ac cording to Clarence Willis, NAACP branch president. Willis said the mayor "pledgee iris cooperation" July 20 towarc an attempt to set up meetings with area industries and Alton businessmen. This plan, Willis said, vas designed to work out a-solu- ion to the problem of discrimination in employment." "Not one meeting lias been set up, nor have any been attempted," Villis said. "I have met with the Wayor on several occasions and alked with him several times by ihone. Still nothing is forthcom- ng- "It is our belief that the mayor idn't intend nor does he intend o do anything in this area." Willis said his group has asked lie mayor to include the Alton Commission on Human Relations n talks, as other cities have done, iut the mayor "hasn't even men- ioned our request to the Commis- ion — the only way they knew bout it was through our news elease to the press." The Commission, Willis charg- d, is "now being forced out of omething that is completely and ntirely within their jurisdiction. "So due to the mayor's lack of interest we have .been forced t resori: to something we had hope would not be necessary: we hav no alternative but to let the publi know where the city administrs tion stands on the civil rights is sue." Day Trying To Arrange A Meeting Mayor P. W. Day said today he s "in the process of arranging a meeting" with real estate and un- on representatives to discuss the problem of discrimination toward Vegroes in Alton. He said the Alton-Wood River Board of Realtors and the Alton- Vood River Area Federation of Labor have agreed to meet with im and the NAACP, but no date or the meeting has been set yet. The mayor's comments follow- d an announcement by the CP of plans to stage a "pro- est mass meeting" on the City (all steps soon because of what be groups described as lack of ooperation by the mayor. "I can't dictate to industry," Day said today, "and I told the NfAACP that. I have talked to in- ustry and they say there is no eason for a meeting and they are ot violating any laws." "I don't know why they thrust ic burden on Alton and leave lust Alton and Wood River lone," the mayor said. "Indus•y is an areawide problem in this ense, and three or four cities are ivolved." i Report Exiles Advance SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP)—Gen. Leon Can- lave was reported leading his Haitian rebel invaders in a south- BULLETIN PORT AV miNCE, Halt! (AP) — Haitian troops have crushed a small force of rebel Invaders on the North Coast, official sotiojes said today. A formal nn noun cement was expected later In the day. There were indications from other sources that the Invasion attempt had failed. west thrust beyond Cap Haitien today, apparently trying to cut off the north coast and northwest part of the Negro republic. President Francois Duvalier airlifted at least 150 soldiers from Port Au Prince over the rebel lines to the vicinity of Cap Hai- tien, Associated Press correspondent Robert Berrellez reported from the Haitian capital. The approximately 500 invaders, their rank s, reportedly swelled by Haitian army deserters, were said to be advancing in two columns after apparently deciding against storming Cap Hai- tien, 90 miles norm of Port Au Prince. Second Force An unconfirmed report said another rebel force had landed at St. Marc, a port about 40 miles northwest of Port Au Prince and due southwest of Cap Haitien, Haiti's second largest city. Duvalier is known to ha\e a strong post at Hiriche, an inland city midway between Port Au Prince and Cap Haitien but separated from St. Marc' by mountains. In Washington, the Council of the Organization of American States Tuesday ordered its special committee on the earlier Dominican-Haitian dispute to investigate Haiti's new charges that the invaders came from the Dominican Republic. The nations share the island of Hispaniola. Arturo Calventi, Dominican ambassador to the OAS, told the council that Haitian charges were unfounded. Paul Verna, the invaders' spokesman in Santo Domingo, said earlier an island off the Halian coast was the staging site or the invasion. However, a num- >er of the officers of the invasion orce had been living in Santo Domingo. War Zone The Duvalier regime declared northeast Haiti—scene of the ini- ial invasion Monday—a war zone and imposed a nighttime curfew on Cap Haitien. Port Au Prince, Duvalier's itronghold, did not reflect war ensions, Berrellez reported in a censored dispatch. He said bars and cafes were open and thou- ands of Haitians strolled the tracts as usual. The Haitian government radio varned Americans to pull out of :ie war zone, but the hppro.xi- nately 20 American families on isal plantations near Phaeton vere believed in no immediate •ingcr. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Maybe this country would not e in such a mnss today if the idians had adopted -.wie string- nt immigration laws. ((0 1963, General Features Corp,) Southside Sewer Project Better Response Expected to Bid Call A more-inviting invitation was issued by th city Tuesday to prospective bidders on the southsjdp sewer project. Bids are due in the office of City CJerk Paul Price by 2 p.m. Sept. 9. On the first try for southslde sewer bids last June 24, the city received only two — and both were rejected,as too high, the new call has two factors thjjt are expeqteifl to attract wide Interest of contractors, Public Works Director Paul A. Lenz, said today, The project has been broken down into four bidding section and more Information has been provided to guide contractors in figuring their proposals. Contractors will be able to bid on one or all the four construction divisions — which should provide incentive for larger and smaller contractors to seek all or a part of the project. New Borings Made Further, said Lenz, additional borings that have been made will give contractors more information on sub-surface water cpndtions. Possible poor ground water conditions that contractors feared were said to have been a discouraging factor at the time first bids were being worked up three months ago, At several points where the sewer line crosses low ground within the flood levee, Lenz added, the project engineer C. H. Shoppard, has had the casings left in place, this permitting visual inspection as to the height of ground water. Copies of the invitation for bids have been mailed to all contractors of the urea, said Lenz, and also to a few non-local contractors who previously indicated interest in the interceptor project. How Project IM Divided Instructions to bidders show that the interceptor project had been divided into four divisions (A to D) for preparation of proposals. Three of the divisions, A, C, and p. Lenz said, include construction of sections of the long interceptor line. Division B covers primarily the Shields Valley phase of the project, more or less to the south of East End Place. It includes both enclosed sewer and an open, paved storm water ditch. Division C includes with a portion of the interceptor the Cherry- Monument sower extensions. The Chery-Monument sewer will extend over E. Broadway from Monument west to Vine, thence south on Cherry to the city commons and connection with the main interceptor line. The southside interceptor is to extend from the foot of William Street on W. Broadway to u pumping station near the sewage disposal plant. The sewer route extends east over Broadway to Piusa, diagonally cross Lincoln Douglas square to Market, and thence into Riverside Park. It continues eastward inside the flood levee to its terminus. Many special structures, manholes, and other appurtenances aro to provide for interception of tho present dry weather flow of oxisting sowers now discharging raw sewage into the river. AU sanitary sewage on the westerly bid® of the city will be picked up and conducted to too sewage liliint. An east sjdo k}tom»ptoi' will later pick up ujl the sewuges from the easterly iide of tho city, !"*;

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