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BtM!At U EVENING Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years FAffi Low U High 88 VVwUlief, t»*f ft I) Established January 15, 1836, Vol. CXXViil, No. 178 ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, AUGUST. 12, 1963 18 PAGES ?c Per Copy Member of The Associated PF88I. Power Plant Job Resumed Construction work was resumed today on the multi-million dollar expansion project at the Illinois power plant on Chessen Lnne between Alton and East Alton as Ironworkers removed their pickets. A worldrig arrangement has been made, a company spokesman 1 said, Work on the project and VISIT FIRST JUDY all large construction projects had been stopped since Aug. 1 when the Ironworkers cement finishers and carpenters contract with the Southern Illinois Builders Assn. expired. The representatives of the Carpenters District Council of Madison County and the Tri-County Carpenters District and the SIBA met this morning In the offices of the Federal Mediation Services in St.. Louis. Authorized Strike The Madison County carpenters in a meeting Saturday at Edwardsville High School voted 35292 to authorize their leaders to call a strike. An official of the union said the vote does not mean a strike will he called. But he added that the policy of the union is not to work without a contract. The union represents 1,350 workers and has members in eight locals in Madison, Bond and Jersey counties and parts of Calhoun,' . Macoupin and Greene counties. Start of construction work on the $1,000,000 expansion building program at Wood River High School may 'be delayed if the strike lasts much longer, Principal Nels Havens told the Telegraph today. Today, earthmoving equipment to start clearing the site was brought to the job. Elsewhere in school construe, tion carpenters at the Roxana Community School District startec leaving the job today, a schoo official said. The official said the carpenter! may establish a picket line a the job Tuesday. Multi-Million Tie-Up More than $150,000,000 in con .struction projects in Madison ant ob'ttier""Southern Illinois cburitife have been easing to a halt a iron workers and cement finish eh: walg off the jobs The unions are asking for a 60-cent-an-hour wage hike and fringe benefits spread over thre years. The contractors have of fered a 30-cent increase over th same period. U.S. to Yugoslavia $50 Million 5 Suspects Sought in Train Theft 1 LONDON (AP)—An informer's tip sent detectives combing London's sleazy East End today for five criminals reported missing from their homes since history's greatest train' robbery. No arrests were made, but Scotland Yard posted a watch at each of the five addresses. About 15 masked men halted the Glasgow-London mail train T ursday and made off with bags of registered mail worth more than $7 million. Most of the loot was old-currency being returned to London BRDO, Yugoslavia (APV( — U.S lecretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman heads homeward to- ay from a visit to Communist ountry farming areas, climaxed iy his offer of $50 million in U.S. ild to Yugoslafla. Freeman said Tito accepted nd asked him to voice Yugoslav- a's appreciation for U.S. aid. The money — halt an outright grant and half a long-term loan— s to help rebuild the quake-shat- ered city of Skopje where more ban 1,000 persons died and damage was estimated at ?1.6 billion. The offer will be financed with excess Yugoslap dollars .piled up by the United States through the sale of surplus farm products to Yugoslavia. Freeman madethe offer, after consultation with Washington, to Yugoslavia's President Tito dur- ng a visit to Tito's stone villa lere in the Julian Alps. U.S. Agrees To Extradite Perez Jimenez WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States agreed today to extradite former Venezuelan President Perez Jimenez to face trial in that country for alleged embezzlement of more than $13 million. , The long-awaited U.S. action was-taken by Secretary of State Dean Rusk. It is the first time any former chief of state has been ordered extradited. He was president from 1952 to 1958. Some further procedures may be necessary before Venezuelan deputies actually take Perez Jimenez back to Venezuela. State Department authorities said these are technicalities which will be cleared up quickly. Perez has been in jail in Miami since Dec. 12, 1962, pending the outcome of Venezuela's request for extradition, The Venezuelan government has charged Perez with embezzlement of more than $13 million dollars in government funds and with four political murders. Perez contended in a white paper his attorneys sent Rusk on Rusk to Urge Senate Committee Okay Pact Of $11 Billion Dillon Urges Tax Cut Now • WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon put before the House Ways and Means Committee today a proposal lor an Sll-billion tax cut in two steps beginning Jan. 1. Individual tax rates would range trom 14 per cent on the first $500 of income to a 70 per cenl top. The present range is 20 on the first $2,000 to a top of 91. Corporate income taxes would be reduced from Ihe present 52 OTIS AIR FORCE BASE, MASS.— to the Otis Air Force Base hospital this President Kennedy along with his chil- morning and a visit with Mrs. Kennedy. dren, Caroline and John Jr., make room for Charlie, the family dog, as they ride (AP Wirephoto) for destruction. Police were convinced that most of the gang must still be in Britain. The precision with which the gang worked arousec speculation that the master,.mind was a former military man. Spurred by reward offers total ing 260,000 pounds ($720,000), hun drcds of Britons called police sta Uons, claiming to have informa Uon that might help the police. The ill-fated train, on,its 400 mile journey from Scotland, was halted by a false red stop light The bandits uncoupled" the loco motive and first two mall coach es, moved then? down ..the J and rifled them. . June 13 that his safety could not )e guaranteed in Venezuela because of Communist agitation and iots. The report charged that Vene- uelari President Romulo Betan- cburt is personally and political- y motivated in seeking Perez' removal to that country. It also said there is a complete absence of human rights in Vene- :uela and promises of a fair trial there cannot be trusted. Perez fled to the United States in 1958 from the Dominican Republic where he sought refuge after his overthrow by a civilian and military uprising. First Lady Is Visited By Children By FRANCES LEWINE OTIS AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AP) — President Kennedy today brought his two children to the hospital again, along with the family dog, Charley, to see Mrs. John F. Kennedy. Caroline and little John Jr. were 'carrying chewing gum in their hands as they went inside for another cheer-up visit with their mother. Mrs. Kennedy is recovering after the birth of a third child who lived less than two days. The President brought,them: by helicopter. John Jr., striding manfully, looked around with some wonderment at the reporters and cameramen, and the airmen clustered at attention. Sunday, the President brought them on separate visits, the first they had made to their mother since she was rushed to the hospital last Wednesday. Cheered Mrs.- Kennedy's press secretary, Pamela Turnure, said the First Lady had been cheered by their earlier visit, and did not seem to be a bit tired after they all went home Sunday night. \ She continues to be making an excellent recovery from the Caesarean birth. Sunday night, John Jr. watched photographers' flashing lights as he visited his mother's hospital suite. Looking out of their car with an air of one who had made a great discovery, the 2%-year-old youngster declared: "I betcha they're taking our picture." President Kennedy, like everyone else who heard it, burst into laughter. Damages East Side Kroger's EAST ST. LOUIS, 111. (AP) — A bomb ripped through a Kroger supermarket in East; St. Louis early today, causing extensive damage. It was the ninth explosion at a St. Louis food store in Says Move Would Slow Arms Race WASHINGTON (AP) —Secretary of State Dean Rusk urged the Senate today to ratify the limited nuclear test-ban treaty, saying it should slow the arms race without damage to the security of the United the last six months. Kroger officials were busy cleaning up the debris. The store opened lor business as usual. All of the bombings have occurred after the stores were closed for the night. There have been no serious injuries. Bombs went off within minutes of each other at three Kroger stores on March 8 and again on May 3. An A&P store and a National Food store were bombed on July 3. ' - • Police say they have found no Hand-in-hand, had taken his the President two youngsters, Hood Leaves U. of Alabama; Cites Health TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP)-The withdrawal of Negro student James A. Hood from the University of Alabama could mean the end of his brief career as a student at the school following his stormy enrollment two months ago. Hood's attorney announced the withdrawal and said the 20-year- old Gadsden, Ala., student was dropping out because of his physical and mental condition. The university confirmed Hood's withdrawal Sunday and announced that a meeting of the board of trustees called to consider charges resulting from a speech Hood made in Gadsden July 16 had been canceled. University officials had sent a letter to Hood notifying him of the charges .against him and asking him to be present before the dean of .men at 2 p.m. today. Charges letter stipulated apparent motive for the bombings. They believe most of the explosions have been .set off with dynamite or black powder. Almost simultaneously with today's blast, a policeman discovered a mysterious bundle at the entrance to a Kroger store in nearby Belleville, 111. The bundle was rushed to an open field.. Munitions experts opened the bundle to find it contained nothing more than a brickbat. John and Caroline, S'/i, on separate visits Sunday to their moth- 'Wliere's Mommy' Caroline, with a bouquet of U.S. Destroyer Saves Chinese Pilot TAIPEI, Formosa (AP) — The U.S. destroyer Halsey Powell rescued a Chinese Nationalist air force pilot in the Formosa Strait Sunday after he spent 30 hours In a rubber raft. Capt, Chiang Tung-yen ejected from his plane when it developed engine trouble. garden flowers she picked herself and little John asking "Where's mommy?" all the way to her room, saw their mother for the first time since she was taken to the hospital Wednesday. The First Lady, 34, is reported continuing to make a splendid recovery. She got out of bed for the first time Sunday, took a walk in her suite and began to eat solid food, including hamburger. Police said the bomb in East St. Louis apparently was planted inside the store. The blast caused a 24-foot section of wall and roof to collapse. Merchandise was scattered. Eight big display windows and two glass front doors were smashed. Cannonball Rolls Into Path of Cur An Alton man was driving through an alley at the rear of his home early Sunday morning when what he thought was a rubber ball rolled into his path. He straddled the object with his car. The object turned out to be a 80-pound iron cannonball that damaged the car's o i 1 pan. George Meisenheimer, 2422 E. Broadway told Alton police the cannonball rolled out from the side of the alley and into his path. Alton police are looking for the owner of the blue-painted cannon ball. See Halleek Darkhorse For GOP By WILLIAM F. AKBOGAST WASHINGTON (AP) — Colleagues of Rep. Charles A. Hall- eek of Indiana have quietly and informally launched an effort to win the 1964 Republican presidential nomination for the House minority leader. They are sounding out some top Republican leaders and report a favorable reaction. Halleek himself, would not comment, but persons close to him said he is doing nothing to nip the move. They represent him as being "available" for the nomination and ready to make a fight for it if victory should appear within reach. The Halleek backers claim that of all the Republicans who have been mentioned as presidential possibilities, the tough-talking, hard-hitting 63-year-old Hoosier is among the most widely known nationally. His position as House GOP leader and as one of the stars of the weekly "Ev and per cent to 48 per cent. Dillon's proposals were presented at a closed meeting of the committee. Dillon declined to tell newsmen about them, hut other sources filled in some details. Since tax revisions already approved by the committee and expected to be approved would result in an increase of something over $1 billion a year in revenue, the net effect if the Treasury- prepared rate schedules wore accepted would be a reduction ol somlhing between $9 billion and $10 billion when the new provisions arc fully effective. It was understood the proposal is to put two-thirds of the individual cut into effect Jan. 1, the remainder a year later. This would mean a slightly smaller tax cut eventually than President Kennedy originally proposed, but probably a greater immediate reduction. The committee is nearing the end of its work on a tax bill that is expected to go to the House for consideration early in September. One member said the Treasury proposals appeared to be' well received and were likely to repre- States. Rusk testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as lead-off witness in Ihe Kennedy administration's drive for Senate approval of the U.S.-British- Soviet p;icl to outlaw all nuclear explosions except I host ground. When Rusk took Ihe witness chair, he was put under oath on the motion of Republican committee members. Sen. Bourke B. Hiekenlooppr, >f the treaty by East Germany will in no way imply United States recognition of the Communist East German regime. He said East German authorities vvill subscribe to the treaty in Moscow, and added: "The Soviet Union may notify us of that act. We arc under no obligation to accept that notification and we have no intention of doing so, but i ihe East German regime would have committed itself to abide by sent fairly closely the ultimate committee action. Trieste Resumes Searcirfor Thresher Charlie Show" sponsored for BOSTON (AP) — The bathy- R-Iowa. said all witnesses on the! 111 ' 1 provisions of the treaty." treaty would be sworn. Rusk sought to counter possible arguments against the pact that some senators might raise. No Recognition He emphasix.cd that the signing 12 Killed in Crash of French Plane LYON, France (AP) — A Viscount airliner of the domestic Air-Inter line crashed into a tree and a barn near here today, killing 12 persons and injuring five seriously. Police said the dead included three of the crew of four, eigh passengers, ' and a 20-year-ok farmer who was in the farm yard. ""' " - • '' One of the plane's two hostesse Rusk said: "The United Slates and the Soviet Union already have enough nuclear power to inflict enormous destruction on each other. Still, the search for bigger, more destructive weapons goes on. "Yet greater armament has not demonstrably brought greater- security. The treaty, if observed, should slow this spiral, without damage to our relative strength." No Predictions Rusk expressed confidence that any nation trios -sneak testing, i violation of the treaty, "we ill know about it—and we will c ready at all times to resume osting in all environments, and romptly." The secretary of state also ad- r anced these arguments in behalf scaphe Trieste will set out Wednesday to rejoin the long these Area Survey Shows, Dust Falls by the Ton An average of 30Vi tons of dust a month fell on each square mile of the St. Louis metropolitan area, including communities on the east side of the Mississippi, during February, March and April' However, until a two-year survey of air poJIuUon is completed Dec. 3J, ISM,-it will not, be known whether this is excessive or a,bout average. The survey wp stalled Jan, 1, im , J , The survey is wing made under the auspices of nine agencies, including the Bi-state Development Agency and Illinois popart- menl qf Public Health, Frank P, Partee, project engineer in charge oi the study, said, and ttie spon- soring groups will receive a report of the study which will be nade without comment or recommendation. The survey wJH determine the "dustfall" which is an indication of the larger and heavier dust particles found in the air, Partee . Dustfall has been used to measure air quality for many years, Partue said, and includes larger particles in the air, but not gases, Usually, dustfall is heav lest during the .winter heating season, Partee said. The record for U. S, cities shows considerable reduction In, dust- fall has occurred during the period 1930 to 1850, Partee said. This attributed to basic changes n fuel use and air polluution con ,TQ| programs and equipment, iowever, since about 1950, dust!all rates in major cities have [ended to stabilize, or decrease slowly, The range of yearly avei age dustfall values for seven U.S. The charges: —That Hood accused the university of a conspiracy in setting up a news conference for him in an attempt to violate a rula againsl student news conference. The rule was imposed when he was admitted to the university with an-ther Negro student, Vivian J. Mnlone. 0 0. —That Hood accused university officials of attempting to keep a faculty member from giving him an "A", —That Hood accused a state official of cursing him in a dormitory. A trustee who would not be identified said that in his opinion the charges against Hood could be grounds for refusal of the university to admit him for the fall term, which begins Sept. 20. The trustee said that Hood still would be subject to a hearing be (ore any decision would be made concerning his readmittunce. Avoid Breakdown Hood's attorney, Arthur Shores of Birmingham, said the Negro student has been advised to avoid routine duties and activity until ils condition is improved "in order to avoid a complete mental broadcast by congressional Republicans have kept him in the lublic eye. His supporters rule out of the liclure such nationally known igures as Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York and Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona. Halleek has harbored high political ambitions for some time. In 1948 he came within an inch of winning second place on the GOP presidential ticket headed by Thomas Dewey of New York. While Halleck's backers were playing down Goldwater's chances [or the nomination, Sen. Richard B. Russell, D-Ga., said the Arizonan would probably carry Georgia if Goldwater were opposing President Kennedy in a presidential election today. Russell said Goldwater's political stock is "selling far above any Republican par that's ever been known in Georgia." TODAY'S CHUCKLE Woman, buying fertilizer, to salesman: Is that the only scent it comes in?" (© 1963, General Features Corp.) search for remains of the nuclear attack submarine Thresher. Trieste was pulled off the search last July 1 after making five dives to the ocean bottom. The bathyscaphe underwent an overhaul at Boston. The Thresher sank during a test dive April 10 with 129 men aboard about 220 miles cast of Boston. and four passengers were admit ted to a hospital at Lyon. In ad dition, two boys vacationing 01 the farm were treated for less serious injuries and released. All of the passengers had board ed the plane at Lille. The plane was to have landed at Lyon anr continue to Nice. The pilot radioed shortly befor the crash that he was starting t< let down to land at Lyon. Wit nesses on the ground said a vio lent local storm was raging a the time. DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 73°. hlRhflO", low GO 0 . River static below Precipitation He Beat His Wife to Death, Man Confesses lam at 8 a.m. 5.0. Pool 23.3. '>4 hrs. to 8 a.m. None. EDWARDSVILLE. — The body of a 37-year-old woman has been found in the trunk of a car in the Fail-mount race track area near Collinsville, Illinois State Police reported Sunday night. The woman, Mrs. Pauline Ward, was the estranged wife of a Fairmount race track employe. She was a waitress at Sunny's Cafe in Collinsville. The husband, Joseph Ward, 55, told officers he had killed his wife about 2:30 a.m. Sunday after a quarrel. State police and Madison Coun ty authorities had been seeking Ward since 9:30 p.m. Sunday when he told a friend, Glenn W Blackburn, 42, that he had killec his wife. Blackburn notified police afte Ward had opened the trunk o his car, showed him the bod; and then drove off. Police found Ward asleep i his wife's cabin on the caf grounds at 10:40 p.m. He opene the trunk for the officers an told them he had beaten he to death on a deserted road i back of the race track. Police quoted him as sayin he had been driving around sine the killing. He was turned ove to Madison County authentic and is being held here in jail. of the pact: It will help deter the spread of atomic weapons, and it will reduce the radioactive pollution of this planet. In his prepared statement, Rusk myde no predictions as to where the treaty may lead in terms of future East-West rela- lations, but said: "If the promise of this treaty can be realized, if we can now take even this one step along a new course, the frail and fearful mankind may find another step and another until confidence, replaces terror and hope lakes over from despair." Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., the committee chairman, announced plans to question later this week all members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, officials of he Atomic Energy Commission md of the Central Intelligence Agency. Confers with President Rusk and President Kennedy conferred by telephone for about 25 minutes Sunday shortly after the secretary arrived in Washington. They will meet at the White House late today as soon as the President returns from Cape Cod. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara will be on hand for the meeting. Kennedy also called Democratic congressional leaders to the White House for a later conference. Rusk, who met Friday with Soviet Premier Khrushchev, told nesvsmen that the next round ot U.S.-Soviet negotiations "will not move with great speed." It was learned, however, that he came back with the impression that the Soviet leader wants to carry on talks with the United States to ease tensions in Europe, cities is from 26 to 69 tons per square mile per month. The information reported is based on "data gathered from 38 sampling stations in the St. Louis- St> I<o«ls Metropolitan Area. 4nce d\istfall measures only part"of the ajr's loading, the results from other methods of urement must be compared with dustfall before final conclusions regarding pollution can be mode, partee said, and physcal breakdown." The two Negro students were enrolled in summer school two months ago despite efforts by Gov. George Wallace to stop them by standing in the doorway at the admissions building, Wallaoe permitted the enroll' menl when federated National Guard troops escorted the Negro students to'the building, He was unavailable for comment on Hood's withdrawal, LAST CAR CROSSES BRIDGE AS SPAN IS CLOSED Clark bridge, shown at the Alton end, was closed at 10 a.m. Uborpfty, when the bridge will be reouwied, a^rdjyg.ta today for extensive repairs to the bridge floor, which bas deteri' lu the last two years, The deek will be renovated beiore traffic Is to be routed mainly over th« CJuun of Uo bridge 10.mites downstream

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