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Inside i "At, >.,.<•.,• COM lOE I IDE B .' PAGE 10 .'. PAOfi |f . PAGE u Established January IS, 1836. *•''•*'"""'•••"*--- r i i -• Km ..-. T -.... TaxCut Debate In Off ing ny MDMOND LEURRTON WASHINGTON (AP) - Mouse writers have now passed judgment on most of President Kennedy's ( tnx revision proposals, though their decision on the major tax cut part of his program still lies ahead. The Ways and Means Committee has gone at least part way with Kennedy on most of the suggestions he made In the name of reducing inequities and bringing more Income under tax so that rates could be cut more deeply. But In terms of revenue, the committee has provided for only about one-third of what Kennedy proposed — about $1 billion, instead of more than $3 billion. It still is expected to recommend a tax cut approaching Kennedy's net $10-billion-plus proposal. But because it has not broadened the tax base in the way he suggested, it will not be able to recommend the kind of rate reductions he advocated from the present range of 20 to 91 per cent. He proposed 14 to 65, but apparently both the bottom arid the top levels, as set by the committee, will have to be higher. For the offsetting revenue it sought, the administration relied Vol. CXXV11I, Nb. 177 Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 60, High 85. (Complete Wfeftthef, Pftf* ») ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1963 BEREAVED PRESIDENT 16 PAGES 7c Per Copy heavily on one provision which never got off the ground in Congress: a proposal to cut down, itemized deductions — lor \ local taxes, interest, charity and the like—by allowing only the amount in excess of 5 per cent of a taxpayer's income. The Treasury said this would bring in $2.3 billion a year, more than two-thirds of the tota^ pickup it wanted. This poposal proved almost BOSTON—A solemn President Kennedy in car of funeral procession of his baby son Patrick as they leave the grounds of St. John's Seminary, following services in the private chapel of Richard Cardinal Gushing, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston. (AP Wirephoto) Kennedy Infant Buried at Boston By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON UP)—Richard Cardinal Gushing, Boston archbishop and longtime friend of President John F. Kennedy, said a private Mass of the Angels today tor little Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, universally unpopular among the legislators. The closest the committee came to it was to recommend disallowing deductions for state gasoline, liquor and cigarette taxes—although real estate, income and sales taxes still would be deductible. This is tagged for $500 million additional revenue. . Kennedy, while not suggesting any change in the 2VA per cent depleHoh""S116wance" in "the petroleum industry, called lor changes in the factors on which depletion is calculated and other tax tight- enings in the field of oil operations. Unofficially, his recommendations were estimated as costing the industry up to $280 million a year in taxes. The committee approved a fraction of the package, estimated at $40 million. Three-Way Cuban Fight For Power MIAMI, Fla. (AP)-The exile newspaper Patria said today a struggle for power is under way in Cuba among Fidel Castro, Bias who died Friday. The President and a few close relatives filled the little chapel at the cardinal's residence as the prelate, wearing white vestments, said the special Mass for children. The Mass lasted less than a half-hour and then the cortege- eight limousines and a hearse- left for Hollywood Cemetery in nearby Brookline. Cardinal Gushing accompanied the mourners to the cemetery— a mile and a half away. Two police motorcycles rode in front. A crowd of about 150 persons watched. The President and Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy sat in the same car—the third. Mrs. Jacqueline -Kennedy, 34, the First Lady who gave birth to the premature baby Wednesday, remained behind at Otis Air Force Base Hospital. She was reported resting comfortably. A crowd of about 100 stood in silence at the cemetery gate as the procession drove into the burial ground. Little Patrick was the first to Roca and Che Guevera, Patria said Castro is pro- Chinese, Communist party head Roca favors an independent line, and economic czar Guevara likes the Russians. The newspaper said Castro recently went through with a reception honoring visiting Chinese Communists over opposition from Rqca and Guevara. It said the prime minister called a big celebration for July 26, anniversary of tlie Castro revolutionary movement, over opposition by be buried in "the family plot. The presidential party left the cemetery six minutes after entering. After the cardinal said a few prayers at the grave under a canopy, the President left. He went back to his helicopter on the grounds of Cardinal Cushing's residence and flew back to Otis Air Force Base. After reaching Otis, the President and several other members of the family, went immediately Handcuffs Clue in Train Theft By RAYMOND E. 1'ALMER ? Asswjated Press Staff Writer LONDON (AP) - A thin clue turned up today in the great train robbery — an unusual pair of handcuffs. Detectives disclosed that the handcuffs used on the engineer and fireman in the $7 million Glasgow-London mail train holdup Thursday were of a type made by only one firm- in Britain; The company keeps records of all sales, a police spokesman said, "and in a few days we shall be able to track down where and when these handcuffs were sold." "It could be a very important clue, perhaps the biggest break we've had since the robbery," he added. A stolen truck discovered in Ranby, about 150 miles north of the robbery, caused a flurry of excitement. At first it was reported that the truck contained empty mailbags. Later a detective said there were no bags aboard and, "There's nothing in it for us." However, a police officer in Nottinghamshire — the county where the truck was found—insisted there was some evidence to connect the truck with the robbery. This apparently consisted of some maps found in the cab. Day Sees Nixon Again Nominee LOS ANGELES (AP)-Former Postmaster General J. Edward t>ay says he thinks the next Republican presidential nominee will be Richard M. Nixon. Day, whose resignation became effective Friday, said: "I do think that Nixon will turn out to be the only one that can heal the deep split in the Republican party." Day made his remarks at a Los Angeles Rotary Club lunch- con. Six Airmen Ditch Plane, Are Unhurt NAPLES, Italy (AP)-Six U.S. Navy airmen, who had never before ridden out a crash landing, ditched their crippled plane in the storm tossed Bay of Salerno Friday night with only one engine working—and all came out alive. They were not even injured when a U.S. Navy ship picked them up six hours later from a yellow, inflated rubber life raft in which they had battled battering waves lor more than six hours. It was a masterful landing of a crippled Dakota C117 with a flaming motor in seas so bad small rescue craft were driven back to the shelter of ports. Lt. Cmdr. Harold Hamilton Kelly of Pensacola, Fla., gave the credit to discipline of his crew and to the. U.S.S. Altair, Navy supply ship based at Naples. "Not one of the crew had ever ditched a plane before," Kelly said after-ward. "But the discipline could not have been better. There was absolutely no panic." U.S. and Italian planes searched for the ditched plane for six hours until flares from the bobbing life raft were sighted. Then the Altair plowed in through the sea storm to pick up the survivors in a ship's boat. "It was a very last recovery for a night recovery," Kelly told NATO officers afterward in his report on the rescue. Member ef The Associated f*ww, REROVTES TRAFFIC PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia were reported, although some victims fireman wearing gas mask directs traf- were reported in poor condition. Most tic trom northeast section of city victims were given oxygen and had where tank car (background) had their eyes irrigated by hospital attend- broken pipe line that permitted chlor- ants and ine gas to blanket area. No fatalities photo) the other* two leaders. to Mrs. Kennedy's bedside. Mrs. Kennedy had spent the morning alone in her hospital room. The President's wife reportedly weathered the trying experience very well and was under her personal physician's orders to spend a "very quiet day;" The First Lady spent a quiet night and was resting comfortably, her press secretary, Miss Pamela Turnure, told newsmen. She had taken the news of her baby's death early Friday "very London police made raids before dawn on homes of known criminals. A massive hunt was also organized in a 30-mile radius of Cheddington, where the train was raided. Most of the loot, valued at U.S, Is Suing Billy Estes for $10 Million PECOS, Tex. (AP)-Billie Sol Estes, a bankrupt promoter sentenced to 23 years in prison, has tax problems. The government claims he and his wife owe it $10.5 million. The Internal Revenue Service filed a $10,530,842.46 tax lien against him Friday at the. county clerk's office in Reeves County. The claim said demands for payment have been made but the taxes remain unpaid. R.J. Drawe, CHLORINE VICTIM AIDED PHILADELPHIA— Rochelle Coyle, 6, being treated by oxygen at Frankford Hospital in northeast roa d t^ker Philadelphia after being stricken by chlorine gas. (AP Wirephoto) later' released. (AP Wire- 2 Critical In Chlorine Gas Leak PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dense clouds of chlorine gas escaping through a broken pipe from a railroad tank car billowed through a densely populated section of Northeast Philadelphia Friday, sending more than 430 persons to hospitals. There were no fatalities, but two persons were reported in critical condition. Many persons, some vomiting and screaming because of the searing fumes, tried to flee on foot and were overcome. Many of those stricken were unprotected firemen and policemen who went into the area on mercy missions. Police said the chlorine, stored in liquid form in the tank car, started escaping when a pipe broke. Apparently Hammed The car, a Pennsylvania Rail- Strike Vote Is Expected Members of the Carpenters District Council of Madison County were expected to take a strike Vote at a meeting In the Edwardsville High School Gymnasium this afternoon, Their present contract with ""* the Southern Illinois Builders CJ , Assn. expired July 31 and they oGHRlOI* been working without a ^***» «/v* Kefauver Dies at 60 well, 11 2,525,100 pounds — $7,070,280 — was in dog-eared but easily spend- able paper currency that banks were shipping to London for re- pulping. Scotland Yard described the suspect as a master planner who would be able to maintain almost military discipline in his gang. Police said none of the serial numbers of the stolen currency notes was recorded. IRS collection manager from El Paso, filed the notice. Estcs, who has been convicted for mail fraud and conspiracy in federal court and swindling in state court, once testified his assets were worth "about $40 million as a going business." The promoter has been free on $100,000 bond pending appeal of his convictions. Hurricane Arlene To Miss Canada NEW YORK W)—Hurricane Arlene dropped in intensity to day 500 miles south of Newfoundland, and its course at noon in dicated it 'would not be a danger to land areas, the Weathe DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's (Odav 70°. hloh n"i° inn high 05° low 71°, River stnije below Precipitation dam lit 8 a.m 5.7, Pool 23.4. 24 lira, to 8 a.m. 0.27 In. Bureau reported. A Weather Bureau spokesma said it appeared earlier that tl storm was heading for the mai time provinces of eastern Canada The spokesman said the hurr cane "is moving towards th northeast at about 30 miles a hour and it is expected to main tain about the same direction an speed during the next 24 hours. Winds in the storm were ex pected to decrease during the da> as the storm moved over colde water and "loses its tropica characteristics," Shipping in the path of the hur rioane was warned to exercise caution. Since Zoning in County... Construction Shows Upturn EDWARJDSVILLE - Adoption o! the controversial countywide zoning ordinance five months ago by the Madison County Board of Supervisors apparently has not cultailed building in unincorporated areas, records of county zoning administrator Charles Erspamer show, Building permits for construe, tton in unincorporated sections of the county show an overall increase ol 28.8 per cent since county zoning was approved, over a comparable period in 1963. An analysis ol building permits issued from Feb. 1, 1963 - Just . tjefore ssening was enacted through July 31, 1963, shows an ;.. increase In the number of permits Issued lor all 24 townships ov comparable six-month period of building construction " &•! township, except valuation in business permits, in the six- month period of 1963 over the same period in 1962. "With the increase in building in unincorporated areas, It certainly must be concluded that /om ing did not curtail building in the county," zoning chairman Gilbert W. Kllllnger of Colllnsvillp observed, KUllnger is chairman of the Important county board zoning and subdivision control committee. Complete* Report Killinger's flve-n^aij committee QompJeted iinaj work Friday on a report, to be submitted to the county board at Tnest We4nesK dj/i monthly meeting, of a resolution to abolish the county 2911- Ing ordinance. The' pommittee, by a 3-3 vote, will recommend defeat oj 4 move tq m^ tt>« mittee's findings and a.progress 'report of the zoning law was mailed to each board member late . Friday, Mayors and civic leaders throughout the county will also receive a report of the committee's recommendation. Approximately 557 building per. mils with construction valued at $7,538,550.00 were issued in the last six months in .comparison with 436 permits at a valuation of $7, 444,700.00 issued in the compara* ble period of last year. A total of 435 permits for rest- < dences at a valuation of $6,252,. 000.00 were issued in 1963 corn- paved to 344 with a construction value of $4,610,850.00 in six months of last year. YuluuUou I<ess Eight more permits for construction of businesses were allowed jn .the last jslx months but th> valuation w&$ of $700,450 wan less than the amount o! $1,153,- 000 in 1962. Increases are also show in the last six months in building per-' mils for garages and additions, churches, duplex, and apartments over last year's six-month period. Twenty-two rezoning requests were received by the zoning boardjf appeals; 16 were granted and 6 denied. Five of six rezoning requests denied failed to qualify to minimum size of parcel outlined in the ordinance. However, three were given special use permits, including a tavern in Eagle Park acres and addition to a store building in South Roxana. Thirteen requests for variation were received, 10 were granted and three denied by the appeal board. Requests for three special .use permits were received; two were, granted wid the third de- Kerner Signs Bill Hiking County Pay SPRINGFIELD, III. (AP)-Gov Otto Kerner has approved bill increasing maximum salaries o county officials and fixing the pay schedule for judges under he new Illinois judicial article In another action Friday, Ker ner vetoed a bill intended to give Republicans a better chance of electing an Illinois Supreme Couri luslice in Cook County. One of the approved bills au- horizes county boards to boost alaries of sheriffs, co r o n e r s, county treasurers, county clerks, Circuit court clerks, recorders and county auditors by $1,000 to $2,000 a year. In counties with less than 30,300 population, the maximum is •aised from $6,000 to $7,000. Other brackets and the old and lew maximums are; In counties of 30,000 to 60,000 jopulation, $7,500 to $8,500; 60,000 o 120,000, from $9,000 to $10,500; 00,000 to 150,000, from $10,000 to 12,000; 150,000 to 250,000, from 11,000 to $13,000; and 250,000 to 00,000, from $13,000 to $15,000, Circuit judges will get $20,000, '1th up to $9,000 additional in look County. Associate judges will receive 12,000 to $17,500, depending on ounty population, Larger coun- es may pay supplements. Magistrates appointed after an. 1 and after their present erms expire will receive $10,000, 1th up to $6,000 more in Cook ounty. Existing magistrates and jus- ces of the peace whose terms o not expire until 1965 will con- imo to receive salaries r •om ?6,QQO to was rammed by another car, investigators said. The leaking clilorine turned to a thick, yellow gas. Heavier than air, it was nudged through the neighborhood by a 10-mile-an-hour wind. It was the second chlorine gas leak in Eastern Pennsylvania in two weeks. A leaking chlorine valve in a Reading swimming pool sickened 59 bathers July 26. When unmasked firemen and police rescuers tried to enter the stricken area in Philadelphia, many fell in their tracks. William J. Eckles, deputy fire commissioner, said the gas was very toxic. The leak started about 1:35 p.m. at the Wonder Chemical Co. The owner, Arnold Lanza, 50, was in lis office when he smelled what IB immediately recognized as escaping chlorine gas. "I grabbed a mask I keep just for such emergencies, called for my 15 men to leave the plant and •an outside," he recounted. Pipe Snapped Lanza said after he delected the 'scaping gas he saw that a one- nch copper pipe connecting the car and a vat had snapped at both inds. The chlorine was spilling »nto the tank car, over the track ,nd into the plant, which makes aundry bleach and detergents. Shouting warnings as lie ran round the plant, he scrambled p an embankment and turned off lie valve. Residents poured from build- igs, including mothers carrying rying babies and searching for had contract. The ironworkers and cement finishers in Madison and 14 other Southern Illinois counties walked off the job Aug. 1. Since that time, construction projects have been slowly shutting down. Work on the Alton sewage treatment plant came to a hall Friday morning when the first pickets appeared. Projects totaling more than 5150,000,000 in the area has been affected by the strike. William Hays, secretary-treasurer of the Madison County Carpenters District said the meeting was called today to explain to the members the progress of negotiations. A meeting has been set by the Federal Mediation Service, between the carpenters and contractors in St. Louis, Monday morning. Earlier this week, meetings were held between the contractors and the cement finishers and the ironworkers. The unions are asking 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. Closed Span Mainly Hits Commuters Commuters will- be the ones most seriously affected by t h e closing of the Clark Bridge for repairs at 10 a.m. Monday. People who live north of Alton as well as Alton residents, will have to use the Chain of Rocks Bridge while the repairs are being made. • C. F. Norton, Telegraph circulation manager, has solved the problem of getting the Telegraph to its West Alton subscribers. He personally will run a ferry service daily. Norton will take the papers in on outboard motorboat from a landing near the Alton Water Co. pumping plant to Harbor Point, Mo., where distributors will pick up the bundles. Buses, trucks, and passenger cars have been rerouted over the Chain of Rocks Bridge 15 miles south of Alton. The present labor difficulties hildren at play. The fumes grc.zed over a near- iy swimming pool. "It burned us ,kc fire," said one little girl. 'When we jumped into the water, t hurt even worse." Macinilltm Holding Talks in Stockholm STOCKHOLM (AP) - Britain's rime Minister Macmillan opened iscussions today with Swedish of- cials. The p r i m e minister, who tir- ved here Friday for a five-day 'flclul visit, said lie was happy resume the "useful talks" be- iin in London during Swedish in the construction industry are not expected to delay bridge repairs. Showers Break Drought Days Near the end of the 12th day of drought, rain brought much-needed soil-dampening relief to the Alton-Wood River area as well as cooler temperatures. It had been 11 days since a rain had fallen on the area. The storm Friday yielded .27 inches of precipitation. The temperature dropped in 30 minutes from a high of 95 to 71 degrees. The previous rain in the area fell on July 27 when .45 of an inch was recorded at the dam. Since that time, hot and muggy weather has been the order of the clay. Ideal summer weather has taken over the area, and the Weather Bureau forecasts cooler and drier air from Canada for awhile. WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Estes Kefauver, the tall, folksy Tennessean who campaigned in a coonskin cap and once nearly won the Democratic presidential nomination, died today of a ruptured heart vessel. Death came in the predawn hours at Belhesda Naval Hospital and followed what doctors had described earlier as a "mild heart attack" after Kefauver left the Senate floor Thursday evening feeling ill. Kefauver had observed his 60th birthday on July 26. The death was announced ; by his administrative aide, Charles Caldwell. Mrs. Kefauver and two of their three daughters, rushing back from a Denver vacation to be with him, arrived too late. Their plane landed just about the time the senator died at 3:40 a.m., an aide said. Third Term Kefauver, Tennessee's senior senator serving his third straight six-year term, was as well known for his Senate investigations of crime, the drug industry and boxing as he was for his two unsuccessful campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1952 and 1956. A big, friendly man, he had a wide campaign grin and reached out to shake any hand in sight. His softspoken voice seemed almost surprising, coming from his 6-fool-3, 200-pound frame. "My name is Estes Kefauver,'; he would say in that soft voice. "I'm running for president of the United States. I hope you'll help me," . In 1952 he swept 14 of the 17 Democratic presidential preferential primaries. At the national convention in Chicago, Kefauver led on the first two ballots, but Adlai Stevenson, now U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, overtook him in the third and went on to win the nomination. Kefauver tried and lost again to Stevenson for the 1956 nomination, but wound up winning the vice presidential spot on the ticket by defeating a rising young Democratic figure, Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts. Lost The Stevenson tickets lost both times to Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower. Before entering the Senate, Kefauver had served more than nine years in the House. Noted as a liberal on many matters, including civil rights legislation, he was one of the few Southerners in Congress to refuse to sign a manifesto attacking the 1954 Supreme Court school desegregation ruling. His support of antipoll tax and antilynching legislation, and attempts to reform Senate rules to curb filibusters, won him no political friends among the Southern bloc. He first became familiar to millions of Americans through the cross-country series of televised hearings of his Senate crime investigating committee in 1950 and 1951. Many of the nation's bigtime racket chiefs, gamblers and hoodlums werp hailed before Kefauver —and the TV cameras. He wrote a book about his findings, called "Crime in America." Parolees Can't Explain How Did that TV Set Get Into the House? JERSEYVILLE William remier Tage ist March, Eriander's visit TODAY'S CJIUCKW: A fishing rod, according to some wives, is a pole with a worm on each end. (0 1093, General Features Corp.) Wheeler, a parolee, lolcl Jerseyville police Friday he simply couldn't explain how a television set, stolen the night before, got into his house. Edwin (Three-Fingers) Waters, another parolee who resides at Wheeler's home, also was cju< Honed by police. He refused to comment. Both pleaded innocent when arraigned on a burglary churg* Friday afternoon before Justice of the Peace Arthur Thatcher, The television set, police said, rt^ spotted by Police Chief H, ft, Bjuckoi'by, LjHho had gone to the Wheeler h© to notify Wa-i ters that the district parole ola 1 - cer wanted a word with him, Westluke County Club, near Jersoyville, had been burglarized, the preceding night. Along with a television set, an array ol new golf clothing and other golf ment was missing. After he spotted the television set, Blackorby took both WheqJ# and Waters into custody, police found some ol the clothing and golf equiprofi$ Wheeler's home and more, Jo trunk of. Waters' Both men are

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