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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, AUGUST 9,1963 Editorial SW Plan Commission Moves Speedy action to make appointments on tne Southwestern Illinois Area Planning Com- misslon indicates encouraging interest in it it All government levels, and perhaps augurs Well for its future. The commission met its opposition earlier, when Chamber of Commerce leaders of the urea were dubious as to what their attitude toward it should be, and even mayors of Madison and St. Clair counties expressed opposition. The mayors changed their attitude, and some of the chambers also indicated their sympathy for the new body, designed to reduce confusion in the development of this important industrial and economic area. By coordinating planning and development on this side of the river, the commission also can strengthen the entire St. Louis metropolitan area and get it into closer gear for a much-needed campaign to do our share in strengthening the nation. As could be expected, we arc especially happy at seeing Mayor P. W. Day and former assistant Supervisor Alton May appointed to the commission from Alton. Mayor Day, we feel, can be expected to perform well in interpreting the needs and the potentials of this area to the commission. May has long indicated his grasp of the problems In the area. He has sacrificed heavily in his fight for zoning in the county as chairman of the county board's zoning committee, and has provided constructive leadership in this direction. He also takes to the commission a thorough knowledge of the county's civil defense needs, after his chairmanship of the. board's civil defense committee. The big cause for rejoicing among those who would like to see this area progress and grow is the speed with which the appointments to the commission have been made after it was created by the legislature. Introverted? One weak development has arisen so far in connection with creation of a state commission on public education for gifted children. The regrettable feature is domination of education professionals on the board established to guide its administration. We believe that at least one highly regarded psychologist or sociologist should be placed on the board in view of the fact that it must be dealing with highly exceptional mentalities. It has taken the field of education years to realize, apparently, that special programs are required to challenge and absorb exceptional young minds. Is it likely we can trust this type of approach to continue dealing with the problem? We think at least one interloper with original ideas is required to keep the stuffiness out of the proceedings. We hope he crops up from among the educators included. Incentive A bit of encouragement for Negroes and Whites alike to extend their educations and take on the tough studies is contained in an edict of Edward Carlough, president of the International Association of Sheet Metal Workers. Addressing 300 delegations at a Milwaukee conference, Carlough said his union wasn't going to "water down" its requirements for apprenticeship to permit acceptance of more " Negroes. That policy, we feel, is exactly what most of our Negro crusaders would prefer. The union's executive secretary, David Turner, said apprentices must be high school graduates with a solid background in mathematics, including trigonometry. It's difficult to assess the mental and emotional background behind Mr. Carlough's statement. But we'd predict the announcement will be a challenge to many a youthful Negro in high school. And Mr. Carlough is liable to get the surprise of his life if he undertakes to examine some of the Negro students we've known— NarrowStreetStiidy Increasingly the city is facing Council action requests reflecting traffic difficulties on some of our narrower streets. A suggestion that two one-block streets, Donald and Bloomficld, be designated for one-way traffic is the latest outgrowth. A few weeks back we had suggestions for designating oneside parking on another street. Earlier than that Alby street residents proposed they be subjected to one-side parking rather than widening of this heavily-used street. We would suggest a broad study of this growing problem in the city and a thorough discussion by the City Council. Retention of the narrow streets in residential sections could well contribute to maintaining the town's beauty. Two contrasting remedies have been sug- _^ gested so far for the narrow streets: One-way traffic and one-side parking. The Council may want to establish policy to determine what circumstances would influence choice of either relief measure. It doesn't seem just, however, to reduce usefulness of streets as traffic channels for the sake of increasing parking capacities, particularly in residential areas. Uniformity Needed Gov. Otto Kerner has made a useful and timely suggestion to the National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform Laws during its meeting in Chicago. He urged strongly that the conference draft model legislation on race relations for the states. While Congress is wrestling now with federal laws on civil rights, and probably will continue doing so for years to come as new legislation, bares new problems, there exists a need for uniformity at the state regulation level, too. In this area the Conference's suggested patterns to determine various solutions should be extremely useful. provided they want to have anything to do with his union. j attics MttrltiU) Nations Act Like Waiting For Stickup tt.V JAMES MARLOW Associated t'resn Nmvn Anafyftt WASHINGTON (AP) - In this quiet summer more than half way through the 20th century, nations have so much confidence In one another they act like bank guards waiting for a stick-up. Skepticism has become an Instinct for survival, uneasiness a necessity, and suspicion as natural as breathing. They operate on the theory that what looks good may be bad, what's quiet may be ominous, talk of peace could be a trick, what's true today may be wrong tomorrow. With some pride President Kennedy Thursday sent the Senate— which Is sure to approve— the limited nuclear test ban treaty signed this week with Russia. He said: "This is the first concrete result of 18 years of effort by the United States to impose limits on the nuclear arms race." He hoped, he said, it may lead to even better things. But there was no wild rejoicing. There was gladness. At least this much progress between the two countries had been made. Yet, even as the two sides talk of other possible agreements, there is constant looking under 'the bed. Even the most optimistic could not help wondering: Why at this time, but never in the past, was Soviet Premier Khrushchev willing to take this first step which could, but may never at all and may have the opposite intention, lead to peace? Khrushchev, with no more illu sions about the West than the West has about him, is probably more tormented by concern about his huge Communist neighbor, Red China, than about American missiles. THE LITTLE WOMAN 'What are you complaining about? I've got the sun in my eyes." Readers Forum Anything Would Do Drew Pearson's Merry-Go-Round Ominous Moment Aboard a Jet Plane Editor's Note — Drew Pearson has started a tour of some of the key countries which affect the foreign policies of the United States. Today he writes from Greece. Athens — The most dangerous part of any jet flight out of Idlewild airport comes about 60 seconds after your plane has left and unofficial Marshall plan of their own for the Greek economy, and it is having important effects. Greece and Turkey were the first countries, then in desperate economic straits, to benefit from the Truman doctrine in 1947 and later the Marshall Plan. The con trast between the limping Greece the ground. It occurs a hundred j which I saw after the war anc times a day and it's the fault of the pulsating, vigorous Greece o government red tape. today is amazing. But U.S. aic About 60 seconds after leaving I nas now stopped, and this tiny the ground, your jet is ordered | roc ^ country with just about the tc throttle down. Passengers have an eerie sensation that the engines have failed and the plane is about to make a forced landing. There is a moment of breathless silence. Then the power comes on again. When I talked to the pilot about this I found thai every jet leaving Idlewild is ordered by the New York Port Authority to cut down power at about 600 feet altitude. "We get a five-second countdown from the tower," explained the pilot, "and at the count of zero we have to cut back our engines no matter what. The pas- pengers don't know it, but it's the most dangerous part of their flight to Europe. It's called 'noise abatement. I suppose some local politician put the pressure on, I don't know. All I know is that at that particular point in t h e flight we have no power to maneuver. If we had to get out of the way of another plane or some emergency arose, we'd be out of luck." What has happened is that all international passengers are the victims of the growing controversy which lias arisen between those who live on the ground and those who fly over the ground near airports, While the debate continues, that first minute of flight by the giant jets flying to Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Rome and £»«rj«f If the most dangerous part of the Private American b origin have en of Greek a private same population as the City of New York is on its own. It is doing fairly well, thanks to Greek ingenuity and enterprise. But some far-sighted Americans have gambled their time and money to help out, ranging from Zanos, the Dayton, Ohio, confectioner who has established the most famous ice-cream kitcher in Athens, to Charles PolitiS, tht plastics manufacturer, and Tom Pappas, the Boston financier. Politis, a New Yorker, who served in Greece with the U.S. Air Force and was a hero of the Ploesti raids, established a small plastics company here in 1916 which now employs 450 workers and next year will double that. He has developed a revolu Alton Evening Telegraph Published Dally by Alton Telegraph Printing Company P. B. COUSLEY, Publisher PAUL S. COUSLEY. Editor Subscription price <10c weekly by carrier; by mull $lli a year In Illinois and Missouri. $18 In all other states. Mall subscriptions not accepted In towns where carrier delivery Is available. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all new* dispatches credited In this caper and to the local news pub- iUhed herein. MEMBER, THE AUDIT DUHEAU OF CIRCULATION Local Advertising Kates and Contract Information on application at the Telegraph business unite, ui East Brosdway^Alton, 111. National Advertising .TfiJjrejentatJves: The Branham ujiKuy. New York. Chicago. Deflfl and St. Louis. tionary new kind of plastic container and is now producing half a million yogurt containers a day, a quarter of a million milk containers daily, also vinegar containers, and will soon start manufacturing plastic bottles for olive oil. Politis's factory features a i r cooling, modern toilet facilities, and a profit-sharing plan. Other Greek industrialists complain that he's spoiling tiie workers, but he continues to set American standards for Greek workers, Monument to Pappus By far the most ambitious private aid for Greece is being launched by Tom Pappas, former Republican national committeeman from Massachusetts, former ambassador to Uruguay, and one of the big money-raisers for Ike in the 1952 and 1956 elections. Pappas is raising around $160,000,000 to build an oil refinery, a petro-chemical plant, and a steel fill in the Salonika area — projects which will revolutionize that important part of Greece. He has enlisted the support of Standard Oil of New Jersey. And whereas the United States government put up $150,000,000 in loans and grants to build a steel mill in Turkey (after Turkey hired Tom Dewey as attorney), Pappas is raising the $160,000,000 on fiis own, At first some of the Greek newspapers were skeptical, wrote editorials critical of Pappas' motives. But gradually they have i- o m (• around to realize that the development of the Salonika area will be a great tiling for Greece, and that this American son of Greek parents is doing on his own what governments have had to do in other countries. The Chinese — increasingly dubious about the more affluent Russians, even about the dedication to communism — have been deriding and abusing them for months. Both claim direct descent from Lenin but for opposite reasons: The Russians because they say peaceful coexistence is possible and the Chinese because they say t isn't. This has its own historic lilarity, since Lenin was a man vho wore two hats, being different things at different times and never always the same. Before his Bolsheviks took over Russia, with him in charge, he was a hard-nosed, relentless unyielding, uncompromising revolutionary extremist. He switched and accommodated himself to necessities once he took charge and was responsible for making^ communism work: He became a compromiser. But this did not mean he ever lost his dedication to Communist conquest of the world. He didn't. With him the em was never in question. It was jus the means he changed to reac the end. In this sense no one out side Russia and China has am doubt both are Leninists. They've just split on tactic: not on purpose. Yet, as the march down the road together to ward their common goal, each i afraid the other will try to dum it in the ditch. They've fouled things up fo Communists elsewhere. A r o u n the world they're arguing amon themselves about who's right. Meanwhile, French Presiden Charles de Gaulle has made hi own contribution to the uneasines of his allies. His government says it doesn distrust Kennedy's promise tc protect Western Europe from at tack but it doubts Kennedy's sue cessor 10 years from now can be trusted to do the same. By this reasoning France say: it must make nuclear weapons t< protect itself—just in case—which is a chilling spectacle for all its neighbors and allies for the same reason the French gave about the United States, While De Gaulle can be trusted maybe his successor 10 years from now can't be. It was quite enlightening to read the comments of Mr. Haiis- er concerning the sale of the property at Eighth and Belle to the Post Office Department. It was very kind of -Mr. Hauser to inform the public that: 1. Good retail property should not be sold to the Post Office Department. 2. The new post office should not be included in the expansion plans of downtown Alton. 3. People do not want to walk past government buildings t o reach retail stores. 4. A new post office will not attract additional patrons to down- town Alton. The conclusion a person would reach after studying the a b o v e statements is that a poor piece of real estate away from downtown Alton should be pushed off on the Post Office department. My only comment is that this type of thinking will only dig the grave of downtown Alton a little deeper. I doubt if the merchants of downtown Alton relish the thought of a new main post office in the East End, Upper Alton, or North Side area. ROBERT CHURCHILL Vice-Pres. Local No. 561 United Federation of Postal Clerks 25 and 50 Years Ago About Haskell Park Site It has happened before and has As for Pappas himself, he says: "I have one son. I've made plen- y of money. All I have left in life is to make a good name for ny family." The big refinery, steel mill and chemical plant on the plains of Macedonia should be a unique! monument to an immigrant with! •ision. «D 10d3. Bell Syndicate, Inc.) OAT IN TBOUBLE? TOO BAD HAMDEN, Conn.'w-The Ham den Fire Department will rescue a dog in trouble. But not cats. "Once the department did go to the rescue of a cat," says Fire Chief Paul Leddy, "but it was at the end of a long sway, ing branch and we didn't have ar aerial truck. The boys decided that a little water would convince the cat it ought to come down." The cat came down, but the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals received complaints about turning a fire hose on a cat. Since then, no cat rescues. Dogs rarely get in such perilous situations, the chief says. Forum Writersflote Writer'* names and addresses must be published with letters to the Readers Forum, Letter* nuwt be concise (preferably not over 180 words). 411 tn subject to condensation. happened again in a letter in the Forum Monday, July 29, the writer suggested that Haskel Park would make a good location for the new Post Office build- ng. He objected to the Eighth and Belle locations. I would like to quote a part of Mrs. Haskell's will regarding Haskell Park: "... I give, devise, and bequeath to the City of Alton. . . all land bounded as follows: (Description of Haskell Park). ... to be used as a public park, or for school purposes, or for such other public purposes as the Mayor and Common Council of the said City of Alton, or their successors in office, from time to time, by ordinance prescribe, the intention thereof being that the said City of Alton shall have the right to use the whole of said premises for a park or for school purposes, or for any other public purpose, but not the right to use a part of said premises for one of said purposes and a part for another of such purposes at the* same time; the purpose in each case shall be expressly designated by ordinances of said city, and each such ordinance shall be subject to repeal or amendment by subsequent ordinance. "Condition of Bequest: This devise however is made subject to the following condition, namely: 1 — That said premises shall be used as a whole and shall never be divided." The above is only part of a paragraph in the will and the conditions of bequest. WILLIAM WILKEN, 700 Linden PL August 9,1938 An" 800-pound t'onerote cap was removed from the lightning-damaged 60-foot brick smoke slack at Roosevelt Junior High School by a low-car of thn Stnnkn Garage. James H. Dan- had completed his bureau of navigation navy training to qualify as second class petty officer. He was the son of Mrs. A. B. Ellington of East Broadway. D. B. Dixon Jr. of Rockbrldge had been awarded a scholarship to the University of Illinois College of Agriculture. N. D. Yoder was appointed temporary chairman of an Alton committee to launch a local chapter of the Madison County Sportsmen's Club. .. N ; , Maxwell Kelso resigned after two years as dean of Blackburn College to become dean at Westminster College In Pennsylvania. A Edged out In the Older Boys' totlrllamenl finals by Elston Campbell, Phillip Eaton won the Young Boys' tennis finals from Bob Kellenberger 6-2, 6-1. New owners had taken possession of Bnyles Island across the river from Alton on which the ends of the spans of two bridges and the Federal dam rested. The Polar Wave Ice Co. had sold the property to an unnamed purchaser which would sell the ground in lot parcels for cabins in a small-scale resort enterprise. The island had been the site of extensive ice-cutting and storing operations before days of artificial freezing. Proposals for erection of three bridges along (he route of the proposed Alton-East St. Louts express highway were called by the Illinois Division of Highways. An earlier call had been issued for bids on grading and slab work on the first five-mile section of the superhighway. Bidding would cover six sections, including furnishing of steel, fabrication and erection of concrete substructures and steel superstructures. Because of wide-spread scare over an apparently rabid dog in the area, Alton and Godfrey authorities planned to coordinate supervision of the district. Sam Rosenberg of Prairie street had been stung about the eyes by bumblebees while on a fishing trip. August 9,1913 the nnw'Bnnk of Plftsa was to have lift opening on Aug. 20, Ihe flntt 1% of the atinual Pinsa fish fry, according to ail announcement by Thomas Haycrnfl, who wns to he Us cashieh Howpver, It was to keop open only until noon that tiny and was to close fot the afternoon like other business plncea observing the annual picnic. Seventy-two more boys of the 12 to 13 AM group had learned to swhn at the YMCA pool and had received badges after demonstrating (heir nblllty (o cover a distance of 60 feet or more. Tim Bluff Lino had received the first six locomotives on an order for 12 recently placed with American Locomotive Works. Object. of the CP&StL receivers wns to speed tip freight serv- .ice between St. Louis and Pcofin. ^ George Frank Long, former Graflon road resident and at one time n teacher, had sent the Telegraph a list of almost 50 persons who had attended historic Summerfleld school prior to 1859. He also gave the newspaper a list of more than 50 others who had been his pupils when he taught there. Long prepared Urn list because the old Summerficld building wus now to be replaced by ft new structure. Policeman Henry Dinkcr incurred a leg wound through accidental discharge of his revolver while he wus in the Bnllard & Johnson restaurant for a midnight lunch. As Dlnker was rising from a stool at the lunch counter, his night-stick Swung into motion, striking the revolver In his hip-pocket and causing It to discharge. Dr. D. F. Dtiggan, who attended him at St. Joseph's Hospital, said the policeman suffered only a flesh wound. The county Board of Review which had been adding a groat many names of personal property owners to the township tax books, announced plans to make a careful review of the Alton assessment during a 5-day session here. It was listing names of many Allonians for interviews. The Sir. City of Moline, which had been sunk at the Missouri shore opposite Grafton during a sudden violent wlndsquall, was believed to be a total loss. Officials of Mississippi Sand Co., her owners, said the boat had been so badly damaged that raising her appeared unfeasible. The Allen-Scott Report Freeman Grooming for Diplomat Post? WASHINGTON Secretary Orville Freeman is doing a lot more than exploring th prospects of disposing of surplus Teach Their Own Wouldn't it be wonderful if here were a great percentage of Ihristians in the United States? 'here are in reality around 60 ler cent (last calculation). The rue Christian doesn't worry about eaching his (I mean God's) children about Him in school. Take discipline for instance. A rue Christian teaches his children both at home and at Sun- ay school to walk with God and eaves the public school to pursue he child's other education. EDITH WEINGERTER, 1489 Williams, Wood River CROSSWORD - - - By Eugene Sheff»\ HORIZONTAL 57. mead- 1. humble 4, float 8, rural deity 12. monkey 13. st. Vincent Millay 14. to (poet.) 15. conflict 16. contended 18. weather phenom« enon 20. possesseo 21. purpose ows 6g. New Zealand parrot 59. weak 60. religious season 61. letter VERTICAL 1. statutes 2. precious stone 8. existed 4. area* 5. fuss 6. tavern 7. atrip of wood 8. fidgets 8. insect 10. Shoshonean Indian 11. incline, head 17. auditory organ 19. personality 31. indentation 22. particle 23. novelist: Sinclair 25. Greek letter 26. masculine name 27. labia 28. engrossed 29. son of Isaac 30. avoid farm commodities in his tour o] Iron Curtain countries. Also very much on his mind is getting some first-hand experience in high-level diplomacy — which may come in handy very soon. Under current White House plans, the former Minnesota gov emor is slated to be the next member (fourth) to leave the Cabinet, very probably to become Ambassador to Mexico. Ambassador Thomas Mann, career diplomat since 1942, has notified the President of his desire to quit. Mann has an attractive business offer, also is not wholly in accord with administration policies hi Latin America, Freeman heads an inner White House list of possible replacements. Embarking on a diplomatic career is not a new thought with 45-year-old Freeman. After President Kennedy's 1960 election, when Freeman was defeated for a fourth gubernatorial term, he considered seeking a State Department appointment. Instead, he was offered the Agriculture portfolio. Close friends strongly advised him against accepting it. They warned the Department is a vast bureaucratic mire loaded wi t h long-accumulated booby-traps that sooner or later would cause him grief. The subsequent widely-headlined Billie Sol Estes scandal is a graphic illustration of this sound counsel. But the lure of a Cabinet job was too potent for Freeman, and he fell for it. A series of painful setbacks— the most recent the thumping defeat in the wheat growers' referendum — has caused Freeman Agriculture to have serious second thoughts about remaining in the Cabinet. Shifting to the field of diplomacy has become increasingly more appealing. White House insiders indicate the President and Freeman have dis cussed this change but timing and other details are slill undeterm ined. The Iron Curtain trip is credit ed as definitely a part of this backstage plan. While Freemai is canvassing the possibility of opening markets for surplus agri cultural commodities, he also getting on-the-job training in diplomacy. More to Go Two other Cabinet m ember are destined to leave — Interior Secretary Stewart Udall and Con merce Secretary Luther Hodges, Hodges, former Governor o f North Carolina, will be the first o go. Both he and the White House have been looking for an agreeable exit for some time. Ear- ier tills year, it looked as if this- Today's Prayer Gracious Father, with the dawning of the day come s the blessed consciousness that we are till with Thee, that Thy love surrounds us like Ihe sunshine. r or the transforming power of Thy love we praise 'Then. Guide us now as we adventure into the day. Impart to us wisdom and trenglh to endure discourage- nent. In company with (he Mas- cr may we be faithful to every rust, jn His spirit humbling our- elves to minister to those w h o iave need. Fulfill in us Thy hope. <Vmen. —John Marvin R a s t, Columbia, .C. ( executive secretary, Melh- dist Board of Education. © 1963 by the Division of Christian Education, National Council of ihe Churches of Christ In the USA) had been found when Hodges was considered for president of Rotary International. But someone else got the prize. Udall is very eager to be Senator from Arizona, and the White House is all for it. It has been for quite a while. Udall doesn't rate high with the President. But Udall is tightly holding on to his Cabinet office until he knows just where he will light. If Senator Barry Goldwater is the Republican presidential standard- bearer, Udall might risk running for his Senate seat. But he will never tackle him head-on. I'ost OIjTico Scramble Democratic National Chairman John Bailey would like very much to be (he new Postmaster General. But his chances appear ?dim. Bailey isn't happy at the national headquarters. He is a figurehead chairman. The committee actually is being run by young Stephen Smith, brother-in-law of the President, and Treasurer Richard Maguire, long-time Kennedy employe, Smith has no title, but lie is the real boss. Smith works very closely with ihe White House' and Attorney General Robert Kennedy who has i personal emissary on the com- nillee'K payroll. Bailey also is not on the best of terms with Senator Abraham iibicoff, D-'Conn., former Secre- ury of HEW. Outwardly, they are 'riendly, but privately they are it odds over shile politics. Being strongly pushed for Post- nustcr General is Peter Crotty, Buffalo, N.Y., attorney and Coun- y Democratic Chairman. 'Wealthy md very active for Kennedy in lie MM campaign, Crotty has the potent bucking of a group of nemuers of the House Post Of- Ice Committee, headed by Representative Tlmddeus Dulski, N.Y. MIRROR OF YOUR MIND recourse 82. prefix: half 33. shade tree 34. planted 86. gratuity 37, Apostle 39. element* 4}. Roman gown 43. remain 44. cistern 46. remunerate 60. partition 65. be in debt w,.~— Knayyow ^Answer to^ yeaterday'a puzzle. ^s.most expensive 38. servant'* garb 40. grain 42. vehicle 45. high 47. prod 48. fills with wond*p 49. affirm- atlveg 60. Q?R8QKA*eT The Hall Syndicate, Inc.) B.V J08I9MI WHITNHY course, it depends somewhat on the parents' «|$lifP$ "' v *"" S " IIB moUves in urging lilliil high """*"• Recent 8tudies «* Ififiii! Northwestern University indicate rfliili tl «t status-seeking parents, and liillSlfciliiiiilii those who feel their children should repay the parents' sacrifice by getting outstanding report cards, often build up a pros, sure of resuntmunt that weakens the student's motivation. bird 02. truck 68. bom OimetaJ container « N 8 ? 0 S CAJ^PURJST IRAfr Are strange foods uruvud during Answer: It is widely believed that craving for certain foods during pregnancy indicate Uml the body requires them. Actually there is no physical need for any particular food, but u psychological need may occur for no explainable reason. The expectant mother tends to crave not strange and exotic foods, but foods that she especially likes. It would be In country life holnful fur uourotlcwY Answer. The Insider's News Letter recently reported that the grass isn't a bit greener on the farm, that our country cousins are just as troubled by modern stress as those who dwell in the middle of jjhti in-ban "rat race." Jn recent studies comparing neuroses In big cj'ties and so-called peace- ss&irst* » -..«»"" **»- • p»"". "SS&T&fSF*' ly sea food. have< the opposite e«ect. Glvest pj[ overwork and worry (0 »p, • "