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ttisldc! TELEGR Serving the Alton Community for More Than 12? Years Mitt JWttMf Low ?0, High 06 fftfg Tirni in ill lathed 18, 1888, .Vol. , N0,T?5 ALTON, ILL., THURSDAY, AUdUST 8, 1963 34 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member 6f The Associated Ptm t Hero are the two coaches of the Glasgow-London mail train which were robbed by a gang of masked men today hear Ohcddington, England. The gang made off with more than LOO bags of registered mail which one official said might be vyorth as much as i,000$00 pounds" ($2.8 million). (Ap Wirephotoj Pat Kennedy Condition Is Worsening BOSTON (AP) — Presidential press secretary Pierre Salinger said today the President's day-old son, Patrick, is encountering in creasing difficulties ; in his struggle against a respiratory .ailment. Salinger, addressing newsmen at Children's Medical .Center, said there would be tests made within an hour to probe oxygen problems in tlie baby's ..body. The President, who had made a hasty helicopter flight from his Cape Cod summer home, will await the result of the tests at his suite in the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Salinger said. / Salinger said the White House staff would release all 'information on the baby's condition and refused to discuss details of the case. He said the dignosis remained i the same as it was Wednesday— the general term idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome—or difficulty in breathing from unknown cause;' '"•'";" .' ' '' ' ;!' : Although Salinger said the condition was still serious it was'the first lime he had 'used that,word to describe the baby's condition. The President stayed at the hos- pitaj for about a half-hour and then'-left by helicopter for the Otis Air Force' Base Hospital on (Continued On Page 2, Col, 2) Would Serve Alton by Air SPRINGFIELD—(Special)—A Chicago firm is seeking approval of the Illinois State Commerce Commission to operate a new commercial airline between Chicago, Alton and nine other downstate metropolitan areas. Airline Prospects Please Mayor Day Alton's Mayor P. W. "Day seemed pleased today with the announcement that Alton may soon get commercial air service to Chicago if plans are approved by the Interstate Commerce Commission. "I do think that .there is a need for better air service on this side of the river," the Mayor said, "but their ultimate success depends on the kind of service they can give." "I, feel that there should be some'sort of shuttle service to Lambert Airport in' St, Louis," he said. "This would definitely . increase their chances for success." So far, the.airline only plans service to ten cities in downstate Illinois, but none to St. Louis. These plans are tentative arid are still awaiting approval by the ICC, however. Bi-State May Adopt a Monthly Pass for $12 A monthly pass, costing $12, with unlimited usage for bus riders has. been proposed by the Bi-State Transit System. •' S. Cari Robinson, administrative officer of Bi-State, said the $12 pass would substantially reduce the fares for regular riders. Under the new plan, if adopted,' separate passes would be issued to Illinois riders -and to Missouri riders. Bi-State has announced a five cents increase in bus fares, effective in October. The present fare, 26 cents, will be increased to 25 cents, School children will be charged $2 a week for a pass which can be used between the hours of 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m,, Monday through . Friday.. On Saturdays, Sundays; holidays and after hours a student could ri.de the bjuseg'with'an additional five cents and the pass. Under the old system in Alton, the students purchased a 10-ride punch ticket for, $1.50. The increase in the fares for interzone travel including the Alton to. Wood River trip '-Has not been completed but will be announced at a later date. Charles Roos of Belleville, a Bi- State Commissioner, told the Telegraph today Bi-State will review any fare increase that is not, workable. Roos said in combining the 15 bus companies into one agency, the aim ; of Bi-State was to'in- crease wages paid to employes; avoid duplication of service and equalize fares. Roos in referring to the Belle.- ville complaint on th'e raising of fares said the, matter .would certainly be reviewed and a satisfactory solution sought. Belleville Mayor Charles E. Nichols said the fare increase in his. city represented a 66% per third increase on local rides and cent increase on local rides and children's transportation. Bus Routes Listed for Closing of Clark Bridge Bj-State Development Agency south to Rte. 67, following the has listed the following tempprary re-route schedule for busses to be in effect beginning Aug. 12, while the Clark Bridge at Alton is undergoing repairs. The bridge will close at IP a.m. Monday. On Monday .through Friday during the morning and evening rush hours, through 1 service to St. Louts from Alton ..will leave Alton on Rte. Ill, taKe Alt 67 to Rte. 4066. The buses follQW Rte, 4Q-68 tg the Chain of Rocks Bridge, then southwest on Riverview Dr., south on, Broadway to where the byses will follow th> regular route into' downtpwn St, LouUs, ". . p,urinj[ 04} of the W hwn.wtB rt WW Alt. 67 to across the 0$in of Rocfee Bridge, west tp Rte, ;67, north to Parker looping at Ifflrher and reluming. present route Into downtown St. Louis, Bi-State will also operate shuttle service from West Alton (or Rte, 140) into Baden where it will connect with the through bus from Alton. The shuttle will tray* el southbound on Rte. 67 into Baden, On §unduy, the buses will tav< ej from Alton terminal east on Rte. Ill to East Alton, and continue on Rte. J59 to Wood. River Avenue, then south to Ferguson Avenue, east to Central Avenue, then looping to return on Ferguson and Rte. 3 to Alternate §7 to St 4Qi6§ to |en>: looping & Pa^f _ w _ turning to continue south on Rto, 87 to St. Louts by the regular route, , , Bi-State is slso studying, si We time schedule changes, west on JUfj. i 67, north to Pwker, The firm is incorporated as Lincoln Airways Inc. No hearing date is yet scheduled on its petition by the ICC. Other points in the system it seeks to establish are: "Rock Island-Moline; East St. Louis, Peoria, Springfield, Decatur, Champaign-Urbana, Carbondale, Cairo and Quincy. A statement of corporation policy filed by the firm with the ICC says that the money will be raised from private investors. The articles of incorporation indicate that 40,000 shares of stock, with a par value of 50 cents share, were first annual to be issued. The report : indicates 2,000 shares were told. However, subsequent correspondence with the ICC, since the first annual report was filed with the secretary of state's office, in- diqates a new corporative structure. Lincoln Airways was issued its corporation papers Secretary of State by Illinois on Dec. 28, 1962, with the following persons as subscribers: Richard D. Neumann, 7701 S. Mulligan, Oak Lawn, 111.; Joyce E. Nuemann, same address; Gordon Lundgren, 400 N. Michigan, Chicago, and Richard Johns, 5834 S. ' Keeler, Chicago. The first annual report filed with the secretary of state's office showed Richard Nuemann as president and treasurer and the registered agent; Joyce Neumann was secretary, and these two and Lundgren were directors. The petition filed with the ICC is signed by Ford Studebaker, as president, and the address of the firm 'is now listed as Midway Airport, 6200 S. Cicero, Chicago. Oth er correspondence indicates Lundgren. is now, secretary and vice president. The ICC did not list an approximate time, when it might be reported that the hearing would be listed. Case number assigned to the, file is 49724. South Korean Situation Is Cooling Off By CONRAD .FINK WITH THE 1ST CAVALRY DIVISION, Korea (AP)-Maj. Gen. Charles F. Leonard, new commander of this front-line division, said today the Korean truce line has cooled off. > Leonard, who assumed com mand of the Wednesday, Cavalry Division predicted: "There won't be anything else stirring for somp time." The general told a newsman Communist North Koreans "wanted to find out if the 1st Cavalry Division was alert, Well, they found out, .The 1st Cavalry is alert/ 1 , Unusually heavy patrol aptivity and occasional fighting broke out at spots along the tnice line after three American soldiers in » jeep were ambushed July 29, Two were .The IsLC^vaJry beefed up Its patrols along the demilitarized <wne and, killed, four Communist raiders in- §n engagement in which an American and a South Korean pojjQejnan were also Wiled, English Train Robbery Loot Sets Record CHEDDINGTON, England (AP) —A band of 20 to 30 masked bandits decoyed the Glasgow-London mail train to a halt with a" false signal today, blackjacked the engineer and escaped with loot that the post office said may exceed a million pounds ($2.8 million). Executed in 15 minutes, this was the biggest and boldest train robbery in British history. Of comparable robberies in the United States, the biggest cash haul was $1,551,277 taken last Aug. 14 from a mail truck outside Plymouth, Mass. "The loss is likely to be very heavy and may welJ run into seven figures," the British Post Office said. "This is the first attack on a traveling post office in the 125 years of their history." Reward Postmaster General Reginald Bevins promptly ordered' a 10,000-pound ($28,000) reward lor in- forrriation Jeadirig to the arres and conviction of the "bandits^. The bandits seized about 120 bags of registered mail contain ing a large quantity of used but still valid currency which was be ing returned to London for reprocessing. There were reports the haul also included a consignment of diamonds for Hatton Market, London's gem trading center. The bandits struck shortly after 3 a.m. at a rural crossing 40 miles northwest of Lortdon. They covered green signal at the crossing with a glove and put batteries behind the red signal to light- it. They also cut railway telephone wires. Garbed in coveralls and various types of masks, the band boarded the train with clubs and iron bars as weapons when engineer Jack Mills, 58, halted his diesel engine. Mills was clubbed down. Board Coaches Some smashed windows of the first two mail coaches and climbed aboard. They bound the four mail sorters. They handcuffed the assistant engineer, David Whitby, to Mills, uncoupled the two coaches from the remaining 10 cars .of the train and forced the engineer to move the engine and two cars a mile farther south, Whitby said later he was told ay one of the bandits: "If you shout.'l will kill you." The band unloaded the mail bags on a bridge over a narrow country road and dropped them to cars waiting on the road, 15 !eet blow. Tljen they sped away. "It was obviously a very professional job," said Detective Supt, Malcolm Fewtrell of Buckingham- shire. "They seemed to know heir rallsvay signaling." The mail train carried no passengers. About 50 postal workers were aboard. Senate Is Given President's Appeal on Test Ban Treaty Duvalier Says Rebels Crushed IJy UOBKRT IJEItUELLBZ PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (AP) —President Francois Duvalier's government claims (he invasion of Haiti by Haitian exiles has been crushed, but exile sources in the Dominican Republic insist the invaders are advancing. Information Minister George J. Figaro said in a communique that Duvalier's troops had crushed the invasion after several hours of fighting in north Haiti Monday. He claimed the rebels, led by Gen. Leon Cantave, a former chief of staff, had been driven into the neighboring Dominican Republic. The communique said "a state of good order prevails" throughout Haiti. Adrien Raymond, Foreign office undersecretary, told newsmen some rebels were killed or captured, but he acknowledged that Cantave was not among them. The government placed the size of the invading force at about 100, or one-fifth of what the rebels claimed. Private sources in Port au Prince claimed Cantave was still on Haitian soil pressing his drive to topple Duvalier. A rebel spokesman in the Dominican Republic accused Duva lier's regime of issuing false vie tory claims to try and discourage Haitians from joining the in vaders. Exile sources in the Dominican Capital of Santo Domingo insistec two rebel -columns had thrus down past Cap Haitien, Haiti' second city, and a third was mov ing across the northwest peninsul! in an apparent squeeze 01 .Gpnaives, the country's thirc largest city. Rebel informants claimed the invasion force started at 50C strong but was swelled as it ad vanced by defections from Duva lier's forces. Haitian Ambassador Fern D Baguidy told a special committee of the Organization of American States in Washington Wednesday that "danger still exists because of the enmity of Dominican Presi dent Juan Bosch" toward Duvalier. Baguidy reiterated charges that :he Dominican Republic collaborated with the invading force. The Dominican government and invasion leaders have denied the invasion was launched from Dominican soil. The OAS committee scheduled a hearing today to hear the arguments of Dominican Ambassador Arturo Calventi. Says Khrushchev Has New Berlin Plans BERLIN (AP)— Premier Khrushchev. wants to deploy some of lis 300,000 troops in East Germany along the potentially explosive Soviet-Chinese frontier and !or that reason is eager to settle he Berlin issue, Communist sources claim. The suggestion, offered Wednesday to Western correspondents by non-German Communists, 'may have been planted by the Reds, diplomats in West Berlin said. NO REFILL PROBLEM DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's oday 76°. high 01°, low 74°. River stage below dam at 8 a.m. 4.7. Pool 23.4. Precipitation 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. None. This barge being used to wet down Lockhaven, has no problem getting the dusty section of the McAdams high- enough water. It replaced sprinkler way, now under construction above trucks which had failed to do the job. Fox Fur Wasn't Exactly Fresh JERSEYVILLE — Jersey County Clerk Mrs. Linda Crotchett found this week that a fox. scalp . presented for payment of the county's $2 fox bounty was a bit too good. A 14-year-old boy turned in a fox scalp which was accepted and a warrant for payment of ?2 was issued. However, before the boy left the courthouse property, a janitor noted that the scalp had been tanned, The boy was recalled from the courthouse lawn and admitted he had cut the scalp from a fur piece given him by a garbage hauler, who retrieved it from a trash container. Kerner Has Signed City Parking Bill SPRINGFIELD (Special) — A bill permitting cities to acquire above-ground and underground off-street parking facilities has ieen signed by Gov. Otto Kerner. The bill, an amendment to ex- sting statutes, also permits cities o use general tax funds, special axation, revenue bonds, parking fees, specific charges or rents, or any combination thereof, to finance off-street parking. It provides that ordinances setting up such parking facilities must list the manner in which each facility will be financed, must fix revenue bond maturity ate and rate of interest and, if he land is leased, cannot continue or more than a year. The bill was introduced by Senator Hudson Sours (R), of Peoria and was co-sponsored by Senator Richard Larson (R) of Galesburg. City to Collect ft"' Unpaid Fines City officials today embarked on a program to collect more than 515,000 in delinquent fines and fees owed through the city court. The unpaid fines, due from cases which cover 27 typewritten pages, have been delinquent since as far back as 1959. Collection of the unpaid fines was discussed at City Hall today at a meeting called by Mayor P. W. Day, who presented a report 3y the C. J. Schlosser auditing firm, which has completed an annual audit of city finances. "This will be an effort to col- ect all fines due the city," Day sair. "We intend to exert every possible effort to collect these fines, because they are debts owed the city. There will be no avoritism. "Similar programs are being conducted to collect other bills owed the city in such areas as sewer fees and back taxes. We lave had good results on these, and hope to achieve the same goals in the collection of unpaid fines." The fines are due from c^ses n which those charged with and found guilty of violating traffic and other city ordinances, in which the offenders were released with arrangements for later Dayment. Partial Payments Made No breakdown was available, but it was pointed out that in some cases partial payments were made to cover court costs, but nost of the actual fines are still due the city. The office of the police magis- rate was under a fee payment system until this April. At pres- program of sending form letters to those who owed fines assessec after he took office. He said such a program was started so thai back fines would not pile up over the years. Roach said fines owed the city from previous years would go to the city treasury, but court costs for those cases apparently would still be due the former police magistrate. The new collection program Till^ "fnt* ^R nVippf ci tn ICCIIA Tnifin ..tJ.Uo lUt IvUlJcl Lo LU JooUv? II11UU nus warrants on those who are delinquent in payment of fines. Jnder a mittimus the offender must either pay his fine or he may )e placed in jail until the fine is •\Qirl JdlUi Reds Blame U. S. for Strife in Viet Nam TOKYO (AP)-President Ho Chi Minn of Communist North Viet Nam said today peace could be restored in South Viet Nam if the United States pulled out its arms and men. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Every time you lend money to a friend, you damage his memory, (© 18G3, General Features Corp.) SIBA and Cc Security Of Nation Cited WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy called on the Senate today to approve the new partial est ban treaty with Russia as a means to increase the security of the United States and lead toward 'a more secure and peaceful world." In a message officially putting :he pact before the Senate, Kennedy also pledged that no secret agreements were made in connec- ion with the test ban accord. "This treaty is the whole agreement," he said. The President advanced 10 arguments for Senate approval of he unprecedented agreement, but the theme which ran through most of them was stated in his second x>int, after the assurance that there were no secret agreements. "This treaty," he said, "advances, though it does not assure, world peace; and it will inhibit, though it does not prohibit, the nuclear arms race." The President's message conveying the pact to the Senate for its critical U.S. test, came at the end of a day in which at least 32 nations joined the United States, Britain and Russia in subscribing to the prohibition against nuclear weapons tests in the atmosphere, in outer space and under water. Because of enforcement problems, underground tests would not be banned by the pact. The President took some time out from his shuttle run between his ailing new-born son in Boston and his wife at Otis Air Force 3asc where the baby was born Wednesday, for work on the appeal. Before Kennedy got going again or) the flying schedule, Australian Ambassador Sir Howard Beale started a parade of diplomats through the State Department to sign the pact banning nuclear weapons test everywhere except underground. Senate approval by the necessary two-thirds vote is expected in about a month, but not before some reservations to the ban on atmospheric, outer space and underwater blasts are registered. Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D- Wash., for one, is calling for scientific testimony on Soviet progress toward neutralizing hostile missiles before he makes up his mind on the agreement. The United States has asked other nations to support the pact, agreed to by it, Britain and the Soviet Union. With Australian Ambassador Howard ng the procession, Beale lead- representa- ives of 26 nations will call at the State Department at 15 minute ntervals to sign. In Moscow and London, the reaty will be signed by other na- ions and— in some cases— by the same nations signing in Washing- on. The State Department estimated 56 nations in all will join he nuclear big three. Notable holdouts are France and Communist China. Bloodmobile The Alton-Wood River chapter American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Steelworkers Abel Hall, 2821 East Broadway, Monday, Aug. 19, from 1 to 6 p.m, County Board Poll Indicates... Zoning Will Be Retained ent the police magistrate is on a salary and all fees, costs and ines go into the city treasury. Cooperation in the program vas promised by Police Magis- rate George Roberts, Police Parleys Are Continued Representatives of the Southern Illinois Builders Assn. and EDWARDSVILLE - Collinsyille xnvnsbip supervisor Gilbert Killinger, chairman of the Madison County Board of Supervisors Zon- ng Committee today predicted defeat at next week's board meet- ng of a resolution to abolish the 5-month-old zoning ordinance. Killinger, one of 27 board mem- aers voting in favpr of the controversial zoning measure when it was adopted Feb. 20, said u survey o{ board members indicates the zoning measure will be ;etatned when supervisors vote en the resolution here next Wednesday. The Collinsville township supervisor issued the statement here Ms morning alter a meeting «t the Courthouse with county zoning administrator Charles Erspamer on final preparation of a report on the zoning ordinance to be mailed to county board members on Friday. A vote on an ordinance to repeal county zoning was averted at last month's board meeting and the repealer ordinance referred to llinger'fi zoning and subdivision control committee for study. The !iy£.nian soning committee, on a, split vote pt 3-2, will offer a recommendation, at next week's meeting that (he proposal to rescind county zoning be defeated, the chairman told the Telegraph. Serving on the committee with Killinger are agstetajit supervis- ors C. A. Nicolet of Godfrey township, William B. Straube of Edwardsville township and Wil- April, said he would Chief John Heafner and City At- Cement Flnlshers Locnl 90 met orney John Roach, who attended fop an houp in Bellevi!Uj thls he meeting. Roberts, who took office do all i n he morning, then scheduled another meeting for Monday at 2 p.m. at the same place. Ham Bryant of Wood River town- svas asked if he was legally au- No Details were announced of Hamel supervisor Roy thorized to do so. Roach said Rob- tne mee t| ng at the offices of erts had the authority to press tne gjBA or collection of back fines even SIBA O i ncials and mem bors of hough they were assessed when the lron Workei . s Loc!al ship, and Halbe, Chairman Killinger, Nicolet and Straube opposed the move to abolish zoning. Halbe and Bryant another police magistrate was the zoning ordinance. The committee's recommendation, together with a progress re- n office. 392 were to meet this afternoon in St. Louis, and the contractors Roberts said the job would re- group , s sc j,eduied to meet Mon liiire a great deal of extra book day at 10 „.„,, in stt Loulg with nwi, iiqsBuiin- mm a IH-VBJ-WW. «• vork by his office, and asked the the caruentera' Trl.Counties port of the zoning ordinance since '. ( assistance to uet , tm|)enle?s J"* 1 - 0 "™ 8 * it was enacted five months ago T'L°1.^'"T!,, t0 ^ C ! loca1 ' ago will be mailed to all members of the board of supervisors prior to Wednesday's meeting. Additional copies will be mailed to mayors and civil leaders throughout the jouiity, Killinger said today. he program going. At the nayor's request, Roberts said he vould prepare an estimate of the help he needed* Bond's JPtyw The three unions have been on .strike in Madison and 14 other southwestern Illinois counties since (hair contract with the SIBA expired midnight Roberts said he had started a July 31, It has been eaUnwtid that projects totaling $150,000.000 have been affected to varying degrees by the strike. The Carpenters District Coun» oil of Madison County has not been on strike, but members on many area projects have bean laid off because they could not proceed without members of the other unions on the job, Cement and ironworkers have been expanding their picketing in this area, and It was reported that Wednesday construction projects at the Illinois Power Co, and Olln .Mathleson brass mill sites hi East Alton were halted by pickets, The unions have boon seeking a 60,cents«por»houi i Increaw over a thre^yoap psi'lod, cents an hour jeprari ' ' 8««m an' three yearn* * i

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