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Inside« TELEGRAPH Sewing the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years low 70, High 00 <0<ffiipleta I) ISstebliahed 18, 1836*, Vol. CX5tVtt! ( Nd, ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1963 18 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Preafc SAD MISSION Head down President Kennedy mounts steps of Otis Air Force Base Hospital this morning to tell his wife Jacqueline of the death of their baby. (AP.Wire- photo) Baby Dead By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON (AP)—The new son of President and Mrs. Kennedy died early today while top medical men battled the lung disease that stifled his heart. The President stood only a few feet away when his son's 39-hour battle for life ended. Patrick Bouvier Kennedy died at 3:04 a.m. (CDT) and press secretary Pierre Hulinger told newsmen of the baby's death in a hastily-called news conference at the Boston Children's Hospital Medical Center 'at 3:26 a.m. The President flew out of Boston a few hours later to carry the tragic news to his wife, .recuperating from the Caesarean delivery '.; Wednesday^ '.at : :- Otis /Air Force' Base on ','Cape':,c6d,' >) >",W«.i.'.iwi-;. ;• Oi***;Vv./!.iMfc$fr«w»i>- ••'«* ,...; • ..- ••« At Otis, 'Salinger : told ... newsmen the death was attributexi -to hyaline membrane disease, a membrane formation in the lungs and an ailment dreaded in premature babies. The President arrived at the big air base 65 miles south, of Boston at 8:30 a.m. and spent more than two hours with his wife. Then he departed with his two brothers— Atty. Gen. Robert and Sen. Edward — presumably for the summer White House on Squaw Is. land, off Cape Cod. Services A Mass of- the Angels will be held Saturday in Richard Cardinal Cushing's private chapel at his residence. The cardinal will officiate at the service, which will be a private one, presumably -only for members of the immediate family. The President was only a few steps away from the big breathing apparatus that held his son when doctors told him the breathing difficulty had overstrained tho child's tiny 'heart. Reportedly, the news r of her baby's death was kept from Mrs. Kennedy until the President could reach her In" a special wing of the Otis hospital, increased guard details kept newsmen from gathering too close to. tho building in the early-pipfhing. hours, The President spent, the night in special quarters of the medical center. Only Thursday afternoon, doc- 'tors placed .the child in the Hyperbarlc chamber, a submarine-like device 31 feet long and 8 feet in diameter to aid his lungs to breathe. The apparatus Is the only one olits kind in existence. "Too 'Muck ..." "The struggle of the baby boy to keep breathing was too much for his heart," Salinger told newsmen in a packed room a t the famed children's hospital The President's brother, Atty. Gen, Robert Kennedy, who hlnv self became a father for the eighth time a few weeks ago, and presidential adviser Pavis Powers were with the President when Salinger said the President would fly to Otis to see Mrs, Kennedy. Almost immediately after his birth on Wednesday afternoon, five and one-half weeks ahead of schedule, doctors determined the child suffered from a respiratory afliction. Doctors termed the ailment idiopathic respiratory syndrome, a problem that causes difficulty in h^athing, particularly in premature' children.. '' To Boston A .police-escorted ambulance sped the child from the hospital at Otis. Air Force Base to the Boston hospital less than five lours after his birth. Teams of specialists gathered' quickly to aid the child. Doctors put the special breathing unit—a three-compartment, submarine-like device — into use Thursday afternoon. The device hopefully would have forced oxygen into the baby's lungs. Alrhost immediately the baby showed improvement and optimistic reports continued as late as 11:30 p.m. • After Salinger made the announcement of the baby's death to newsmen jammed into a room at the famed Children's Hospital the President returned to" his quarters to spend the rest of the night. The other two Kennedy children, Caroline, 5, and John Jr., who will be three years old in November, are on Squaw Island at Hyannis Por,t, the summer White House on Cape Cod. Salinger said at- midmorning Thursday the baby was in serious condition but afternoon reports were less alarming. Thursday night. came word that the child was being fed intravenously. The midday report sent the President' hurrying back < from Cape Cod to Boston to be with the baby. Kennedy conferred with doctors and visited his newborn son four times Thursday. doctors dead< told him the b°y was The President and his wife lost a child in 1036 when Mrs. Kennedy suffered an Internal hemorrhage. The child W as born dead In August Iffl when Jt was de. Uvered several weeks prematurely, Mrs, Kennedy also suffered a miscarriage In 5953. Doctors awakened the President at liio aim- when the child's con. dttlon weened. The President's hither received an urgent call ,(wo roMteB later at Ms hotel and is «ie hospital. GOP Wants Assurance " . . .'"'•* .(• Oil Security 1 . • *Tr; By KitNiSST B, VACCAltO WASHINGTON (AP) ~ Republicans ars demanding President Kennedy prove his claim that the limited nuclear test ban treaty will Increase U.S. security. The proof will be sought when military and scientific experts are questioned In hearings on the treaty, said Republican leader Everett M. Dlrksen of Illinois. In sending the pact to the Senate Thursday, Kennedy said the ban on atmospheric, space and underwater blasts "will assure the security of the United States better than continued unlimited test- Ing on both slc.es." The United' States could make further progress in its weapons program if atmospheric tests were continued, the President said, but "so would the Soviet Union and, indeed, so could other nations." First Blast He continued In the 1,500-word message: "It should be remembered that only one atomic test was required to complete the development of the Hiroshima bomb. Clearly the security of the United States— the security of all mankind—is Increased if such tests are prohibited." Underground tests are not barred and the President has said they will be continued. Later, talking to reporters, Dirksen said: "I presume that ,the President is fully prepared, through necessary witnesses, -to fortify his averment that our security will be enhanced, instead of impaired, by die provisions of this treaty." The treaty was signed in Moscow Monday by the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union. To take effect it must be approved by two-thirds of the Senate. In Washington, Moscow and London Thursday, officials of 34 other nations signed the pact. It is expected to pick up more signatures today and Saturday. The State Department says 62 nations have announced they intend to sign and more than 100 are expected to do so eventually. To Committee After Kennedy sent the treaty to the Senate it was referred immediately to the Senate Foreign Relaions Committee where public hearings will start Monday in 'die "big" caucus room of the Old Senate 'Office Building. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, flanked by Undersecretary W. Averell Harriman, who negotiated the agreement in Moscow, and William C. Foster, director of arms control and disarmament, will open the administration's presentation. On Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara will testify. Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate members of the Joint Atomic Energy Committee will sit in on the sessions. Dirksen made his call for proof of U.S. security after Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., told the Senate that the record on which the treaty must stand or fall has yet to be made. Goldwater said the Senate must act on facts, not on "assumptions, hopes, fears and fantasy." Dirksen said many of the 'questions of senators will be based on their concern "whether our security is involved if we can not adequately test in the megaton range. He Disturbed said some senators were deeply disturbed whether the treaty might bar testing for peaceful purposes. Others, he said, will seek proof of the readiness of the United States to resume atmospheric testing quickly if the agreement is violated. Kennedy sought to allay concern In his message, He empha sized that no secret agreement (Continued on Pago 2, Col. 1) New. Schedule for Buses During Repair of Bridge A re-scheduling of runs for the duration of repairs on Cjark Bridge has been announced by Alton-St. Louis Bus Line. Effective Monday, and continuing Monday through Friday during the two weeks the rf- palr work will be lender way, morning buses will leave Alton at 6:30, 6:45, 7:10, 7:50, 9 and 10.' During afternoons.: 12:10, 1;05, 1:47, 2:53, 3:53, 4:53, 5:53 and 8:10. Morning buses leaving St. Louis for Alton will be at 6:50, 7:34, 7:50, 8:17, 9, 10:83, 11:?2 ( Afternoon buses will leave St, Louis for Alton at 12!?2, 1:27, 3 .-20, 440, 5, 505, 9, 7 and 9:8§, . .. Frpm Monday throyigh FrU day, morning buses will leave West Alton (or St. Louts ut 6:46, 7:32 and 8;15. buses will leave West Alton at 4. -57 and 5:57. The Saturday morning sched- use, Alton to St. Louis: 6:33, 7:39,, 8:49, 9:59 and 11:13. The Saturday afternoon Alton-St. LQUJS schedule: 12:22, 1:47, 2;48, 4:Q3, 4,;43, 5:41 and 8:03. Saturday-morning buses from St, Louis to Alton will leave at 7:49, 9, 10:10 and 11;20. Saturday afternoon buses Jrom St. Louis to Alton will leave at 12:30, 1:50, 3:10, 4:10, 5:20, G, Sunday morning buses will leave Alton at 7:30 and 11:30 ant} afternoon buses will leave at '3:30 and 7:30. Sunday Abuses from St. Louis te Alton vvtU be at a a.m., and 1, 5 and 8:25 p.m. There will be op Saturday or Sunday eervlce at West Alton. Edwardsville Blast Rocks Area for Radius of 25 Miles AFTERMATH OF EDWARDSVILLE BLAST Clean-up and restoration workers (left) on Edwardsville store to be happy stride. The store window was one of many broken in front, where .plate glass gave way before blast of explosion at Pro- the area by .the plant blast, pellex Corporation plant Thursday night, take job in what appears Treaty Points Up Weakness By RALPH DIGHTON Associated Press Science Writer PASADENA, Calif, (AP). — A member . .of; the U.S.. .negotiating team says the limited * nuclear test ban treaty points up a seri ous gap in the technology necessary for nuclear arms control: underground detonations. They were excluded from the treaty because scientists have not found a sure way to detect anc identify all subsurface blasts, Dr Frank Press, director of the seismology laboratories of California Institute of Technology, said in an exclusive interview. Precise information about thi research, is secret. Neither side wants the other to know how much progress is being made in dis tinguishing explosions from earthquakes. But informed sources say this research is going . ahead , M speed, because a breakthrough could lead to cessation of all nuclear weapons testing. "The treaty signed in Moscow Js a good first step, but I doubi if anyone would deny there is need for a more comprehensye treaty," said Dr. Press, a technt cal member of the U.S. negotiat ing team, • "Science has made some very significant advances in the field in the past five years, but we are all looking forward to the day when underground tests, too, can be prohibited, with assurance that any violator will be ex posed," he said, Atmospheric tests can be de tected at great distance because of the radioactive debris. Underwater tests can be detect ed because they set up sounc and pressure waves that trave thousands of miles. Tests far ou in space can be detected with re sonable certainty because t h e y throw off some radiations that are different from those ordinarily found in the solar system. ! Scientists cannot v be sure of identifying "seismic events" underground 'shocks — ! of less than magnitude 4 with monitoring stations outside the Soviet Union, Magnitude Is a way of measur- ng underground shocks on a scale that puts most propertyrdarnaglng earthquakes at magnitude 5 or Higher. Magnitude 5 is-10 times the strength of magnitude 4; mag nitude 6 is 10 times the strength of magnitude 5, and on yp the scale. TODAY'S CHUCKLE What to do until the doctor arrives: Go out and borrow money. (0 »8fl3, General Feature* Corp.) DATA AT THE DAM Rlvev state below PruclpilHtlbn dam «t ,8 a.m. 24Tir». »o 8 t 5.3. Pool 33,5. None, i - ^^^^ Disposal Plant Job Stops; Pickets Walk Work on the Alton sewage disposal plane came to a halt this morning as pickets appeared for the first time.. Work on the plant, which is 70 per cent complete, has been slowing down since ironworkers and cement finishers stopped work last week. A negotiating session between the Southern Illinois Builders Assn. and the cement finishers in Belleville, and another one with the iron workers in St. Louis, were held Thursday. Richard Rook, president of the SIBA, declined to comment on the outcome of the meetings. William Hays, secretary-treasurer of the Carpenters District Council of Madison County, said the carpenters and the contractors will not meet this week. Would Help NAACP Bid For Negro Employment The Alton Human Relations Commission is willing to help the local NAACP in its bid for better employment opportunities for Negroes. The NAACP, unhappy with the help given by Mayor P. W. Day, has asked the commission's aid. Frank H. Vozak Jr., president of the Human Relations Commission, said: "The commission has had experience and is now dealing with many of the problems in the area of human relations. We are ready to lend every assistance toward the resolution of the present difficulty, if patience and willingness for frank and fair discussion are present. We see no reason why a solution cannot be readily found." Clarence Willis, president of the local NAACP has said "the meetings the mayor has been trying to arrange with real estate and labor people are very fine, but we want to work on the employment problem first." "The people the mayor talked to are not the ones we want to see—we are interested in in the personnel people—the ones who do the hiring," Willis said. NAACP plans call for a job program in Alton first, and then in Wood River, East Alton and other nearby towns. Says Meet Set for NAACP And Alton Real Estate Men Mayor P. W. Day said today that arrangements have been completed for an early meeting Jietween. himself and representa tlves of both the real estate dealers of the city and Alton branch of the NAACP. Purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the problem of discrimination against Negroes. In accord with request of those who are to pazllcipate, time anc place of the conference is not be Ing publicized, Day said, so that there may be no distracting influences. The number of those attending will'be limited to two from the Board of Realtors and the NAACP branch, the mayor added, and at this time it is not proposed to have the Human Relations Commission represented. Alton branch of the NAACP. through its president, Clarence WlUls, last Tuesday announced plans of the NAACP to stage a mass protest meeting on the steps of .the city hall. HI ojpjdajned aj; that time that the mayor had been delaying action it tod, requested for a series of meetings with business and industry on the problem of racial discrimination in employment. Day, in reply, said tie was in process of arranging meetings with real estate and union representatives. The conferences had already been agreed on, he said, but time remained to be set. Mayor Day also revealed today that he has obtained and is studying a copy of the fair employment practices ordinance enacted by the E, St. Louis city council last July 10. The ordinance is brief, he said, and appears little more than a declaration of policy on part of E. St. Louis that it will fully comply with state FEPC legislation, He is holding the copy of the ordin- •incc for further study after City Counselor J. W. Hoefert returns from vacation, The E. St. Louis ordinance makes it unlawful for any city department, city official or agent, to refuse to employ on public works, or to discriminate against anyone otherwise qualified, on account of race, color, creed, or ancestry. The ordinance also bans award of city contracts to anyone •efusing to observe the city pAlicy against racial discrimination.^ •, & M Hays said the Federal Mediators are sounding out a possible meeting between the two group: Monday. Members of the Madison Countj Carpenters District will have a membership meeting at 1 p.m Saturday in the Edwardsville High School gymnasium, Hays said the meeting is callec to fill the members in on the progress of negotiations. Although the ironworkers and cement finishers walked off the job last week, members of t h e Madison County carpenters dis- ;rict kept on the job, which gave the carpenters' negotiating team additional time to work on a new contract. The Tri-County carpenters started picketing jobs in other counties Tuesday. The construction strike has affected projects totaling $150,000,000 in Madison and 14 other South- jrn Illinois counties. The unions asked for a 60-cent an hour increase over a three- year period. The contractors offered a 30-cent increase spread 15 cents a year for two years. 1st Cavalry Has Navy For River By CONRAD FINK WITH THE 1ST CAVALRY DIVISION, Korea (AP)-This frontline cavalry division has developed a "navy" to hunt Communist North Korean patrols try- ng to infiltrate into United Nn- ions territory. First Cavalry Dis'ision troopers continuously cruise the Imjin iliver, which the Communists must cross en route south. The division, which switched Tom horses to tanks many years ago, got serious about the navy business 10 days ago when Communist activity increased along the American sector of the 15J- mile demilitarized zone across Korea. Patrolling the river is the job of Company A, 8th Engineer Battalion, which boasts of being 'closer to the bad guys titan any other engineering unit in the whole U.S. Army." This slogan is the favorite of the company commander, Capt. James Z. Metalios, 29, of Tuckahoe, N.y. The fleet ranges from small assault boats, which can be paddled into dark coves, to 37-foot power boats that carry six troopers up and down the river at high sjxjed By JOHN GALE Associated Press Staff Writer LONDON (AP)—Known losse in history's greatest train rob bery approached the $7 million mark today. Scotland Yard an police of 14 counties hunted th gang that ambushed the Glas gow-London mail train. As bank after bank reported 01 the casli shipments seized bj bandits at a rural junction Thursday, the total climbed to 2,472,000 pounds ($6,921,000). Unofficial estimates placed the loot at a staggering 3 million pounds ($8,400,000). Most of the loot in the holdup near Cheddington, 40 miles northwest of London, comprised used banknotes, British paper currency. The currency, still negotiable, vas being shipped by banks to London to be destroyed. Bunk Losses The Midland Bank said its loss •an around 500,000 pounds ($1,100,000). The National Commercial Bank of Edinburgh estimated ts loss at 320,000 pounds ($996,300). The Train Theft Loot Now $7 Million National Provincial Bank said it had 1,06-1,000 pounds $2,979,200) in the second coach. Barclays announced it lost 514,000 pounds ($1,439,000). A spokesman said "it may be a little more but ve are insured." Three other banks reported smaller losses. Several British newspapers said he total may reach 3 miljlon pounds, Rewards offered by the Post Office, insurance companies and banks for apprehension of the •obbers climbed to a total of 30,000 pounds ($168,000). The gang of about 15 masked bandits halted the 10-coach "trav- 'ling post office" before dawn on a lonely stretch of countryside miles northwest of London, The jandits overpowered the two train crewmen in the locomotive, held rostal sorters in the first two -•oaches at bay, and escaped with 20 bags of registered mail, in- luding gems and quantities of legotiable banknotes. 'Hrlllluntly Haimcd' "It was a brilliantly planned op- M'tttion," said a senior police of- icer. It was the first successful rob- >ery of a mail train in the 125 •ears the traveling post offices lave been in operation. Police were convinced that tho ;ang had been told when and where to strike by an employe of Cither the Post Office or the g ernment-operated railroads. The •est of the train—containing some '0 unarmed postal sorters — was gnored. The richest haul came rom the second couch which together with tho coach ahead and he locomotlviLwas uncoupled and J'ugo -4, Col, tt) Damage Estimate $50,000 EDWARDSVILLE— A violent explosion at a plant manufacturing liquid explosives for rocket fuel rocked a 50-mile- wide area Thursday night, shattering store windows and damaging homes. Damage estimates in the blast area totaled $50,000. The terrific blast about 9:55 p.m., loomed up into an orange, mushroom - shaped formation, rocketing flame nearly 100-feet into the sky above the Propel- lex plant on Highway 112, northwest of Edwardsville. The small plant, employing about 35 persons, holds some classified government contracts for manufacture of liquid explosives for rocket fuel and ballistic devices for use on escape systems of military aircraft. The plant is a division of Chromalioy Corp. Originating in a 20-foot long steel-clad storage facility, the shock wave ripped through Edwardsville, more than 2 miles away. Only Minor Injury The company's division president, Edward R. Williams, in- urred minor facial cuts from ymg glass blown out of the main administration building here he was working. One ther employe at the plant was eportedly not injured. An orange glow was v i s i b 1 a n the area moments before the )last occurred, observers said. Ripped Apart A few minutes later the 20-by- 20-foot ground level storage fa- ility was ripped apart by the violent force of the liquid, ex- ' plosives, police said. Edwardsville firemen, city and state police, together with squads of sheriff's deputies, responded to the blast scene in a security-restricted area just ofl State Route 112. Edwardsville Mayor Raymond 0. Rogers, on request of PoIIca Chief John E. Hartung, declared a temporary state of emergency in the city. All 12 police officers and civil defense emergency personnel were called to special duty to protect damaged store buildings from looting. Reserve police were stationed on corners and squad cars patrolling with public address systems urged sightseers to return to their homes. Felt 70 Miles The explosion shock wave was felt as far away as Mt. Vernon, more than 70 miles from the plant site. Williams said liquid additives used in solid rocket prepellant >vas stored in the building where the fire and explosion occurred. No estimate of damage was available at noon today. Another building nearby incurred minor damage as did the main plant office. Work continued as usual at the 100-acre plant site today and no delay in production is expected, Williams said this morning. < FBI Agent Walter Maley of Belleville told the Telegraph that an agent was dispatched to the scene after the explosion wt apparently no sabotage was involved, Deputy State Fire Marshal Marvin Tedder and Edwardsville Fire Chief Edward Cool- juugh began an investigation his morning in an effort to determine the origin of tho explosion. Bit Himself A Granite City man, driving along Route 112 when tho blast occurred, reportedly incurred a minor laceration to the roof of Ills mouth when the force of 'the explosion knocked the lower plate of his false tooth loose. Force of the explosion cracked the outside wall of the lOO-year- old MudlBon County Jail building and piaster broke from the Inside walla. State police manned rood. blocks Into tho plant area today to keep sightseers awuy. The blast area In In a nooludoii ipot hidden from tho road by and {arm crops, Cameramen from throe Lauls television utttUoni peered at tho plant enlrurn* day b enter, w|re not uerniUlad ,»

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