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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

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"" ' ALTON EVENING MONt>A¥» AUGttSf 12,1963 CLEARING AND COOL Showers are expected Monday night and in the eastern portion of the north from the upper Lakes region southward through the Ohio and middle Mississippi valleys to the central Plains. It will be ern and central Plains. The Ohio and Tennessee valleys, the Gulf states and parts of the northern Plateau will have cooler in the North Atlantic coast states warmer weather. (AP Wirephoto Map) WeatherForecast W. 6th Paving Job Moves Step Ahead The project for paving the W. 6th Street extension from Piasa to Belle edged another step forward today when Mayor P. W. Day received from the GM&O the copy of a supplemental right-of- way agreement. The agreement is needed so that the Mayor's plan for a slight realignment' of the new street to give it a right-angled connection to Belle Street will be possible. Day said the agreement has not yet been signed by the FM&O, but that he will sign and return it after having it checked by the city's legal department. At the last council meeting, Day was authorized to acquire another place of right-of-way for 6th Street realignment from Alton Progress, Inc. But to close this purchase he has been waiting for the needed agreement from the railroad. Day said it is his plan to close both phases of the project at the same time.- The .two pieces of right-of-way are heeded so that the 6th Street paving, an MFT project, may be brought to contract stage. Kef auver to Be Buried Tuesday By LARRY OSIUS WASHINGTON (AP)—-The Senate adjourns today as a mark of respect for -Sen. Estes Kefauver, the Tennessee Democrat with the big handshake who died Saturday. The quiet-spoken lawyer who battled organized crime and monopolies during his 24 years in Congress will be buried Tuesday in the family cemetery near the Kefauver farm home at Madisonville, Tenn. A military plane will carry Ke fauver's body to Tennessee Tuesday morning. Mrs. Kefauver, their children and a congressional dele gation will other plane. be aboard an- The senator's body will lie in state at the First Baptist Church in Madisonville, for four hours be lore the simple midafternoon services at the farm. The services will be conducted on the porch o the family home. An estimated 500 persons paid their respects Sunday at a Wash ington funeral home to the tall Ten nessean who was the 1956 Demo cratic vice presidential candidate on the ticket headed by Adlai E Stevenson, Kefauver had sough the presidential nomination tha year and in 1952. The senator died of a rupturei aorta, the main artery from tlv heart. He had entered BethesdE Naval Hospital Thursday night after suffering what aides described as a mild heart attack. Informed pn Cape Cod of Kefauver's death, President Kennedy said the senator was "a public servant of energy, integrity and talent. His devotion to the public interest made -him a powerful influence for good in our nation's affairs." Kefauver's death leaves the Senate lineup at 66 Democrats, 33 Republicans, He had served five terras in the House before election to the Senate in 1948. Gov. Frank Clement, a Dem9- erat& will appoint a successor to serve imttJ next year's general election. ' . Seeks Expansion of Pesticide Research WASHINGTON (AP)-Seoretary oj the Interior Stewart I* Udall called on Congress today to lift t^e present $.565,000 limit on appropriations lor pesticide research, citing a new report on the jjpmp>* effects at j»estl<?J4es on wJldWe, The mte4w Pepartroent report State Fair Drawing ig Crowds SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) Open competition in the big live- itpck show began today at the Wnois State Fair. The fourth day of the exposition was designated as ladies day, and cool weather was expected to draw another throng for such events as the harness race program offering purses of $175,450, he start of the high school band contest and the horse show. The livestock competition' gave .7-year-old Ronnie Strawson of iVilmington a chance to sweep ionors with his 840-pound Aben- deen Angus, "Blackie." The animal was selected Satur- lay as grand champion steer of he fair's junior department, winning over an entry of Ronnie Pierce, 15, of Humboldt. Young fierce's 904-pound Hereford took he reserve grand championship. A huge crowd was on hand Sunday; for the traditional veterans day contests by 58 marching and musical units. Although attendance figures vere not yet compiled, State Fail- Police Chief Raymond N. Ducey aid the crowd was the "biggest 've ever seen in my years here." All 25,000 parking spaces within the grounds were jammed by midmorning. The girls' drill team, competi- ion was won by the Piasa Indians, sponsored by American Legion Post 126 of Alton. Lakemore Scouts, representing VFW Post 46 of McHenry, cap tured first prize in the boys' drill team category. The Phantomettes of VFW Post 342 of Rockford were first in the unior color guard division while senior honors went to a marching group fro mVFW Post 2048, Elmhurst. The VFW McHenry Red Dev ils dethroned the Kewanee Black Knights in the senior drum and bugle corps- Other winners included: Chicago Cavaliers Legion Post 550 junior drum and bugle corps; Jo liet Legion Post 5, Class A band; Ottawa Legion Post 3, clown band; and Riverside VFW Pos 2048, kilted band- Strontium 90 Count Takes Sharp Upturn WASHINGTON (AP)—The Public Health Service says the amount of bone damaging radio active Strontium 90 in milk meas ured hi May of this year at var ous U.S. check points was almos double of that a year ago. The lealth service report substantial y bore out predictions of the Fed era! Radiation Council last May 31 that Strontium 90 levels would >e much higher, largely because of massive Soviet atmospheri nuclear tests in 1962. But the service says the level is way be ow accepted danger levels. m' thw so north el, any Jwwn insecti -the eggs and inv santataed more residue* than any adult Alton and vicinity — Mostly cloudy and a little warmer tonight. Low in the low 70s. Scattered showers and thundei'show- ers tonight, Clearing and a little cooler Tuesday. High in the mid 80s. Extended Forecast Southern Illinois — Temperatures will average four to eight degrees below the seasonal nor- mals. Cool temperatures are likely Tuesday followed by a slow warming trend then cooler again about Saturday. Normal highs, in the upper 80s. Normal lows, in the mid to upper 60s. Precipitation will average one-half to one inch with marked local variations. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are Jikely Tuesday and again about Saturday. Raps Lack Of Midwest Space Jobs WASHINGTON (AP) - There's discrimination against Midwestern industry by the space administration and the Defense Department, according to Hoosier Rep. J. Edward Roush. The Huntington Democrat said his questions of why the Midwest was being slighted on big contracts brought replies ranging 'rom a blunt, "We go where the trains are," to a charge, "There s an intellectual vacuum in the Midwest." Roush countered, "This is sheer nonsense." He argued that Purdue, Illinois and Michigan universities produce more bachelor, degrees in engineering "than all of the University of California campuses, MIT, Cal Tech, Stanford and New York University." "If this is to be called an intellectual vacuum then we should have more of them in the nation," Roush added. Terming the Midwest the Ruhr Valley of the United States Roush said prime military contracts to the area declined from 25 pei cent of the 1953 total to slightly more than 10 per cent today. He said space contracts awarded in the last half of 1962 to Indiana Illinois, Michigan and Ohio were less than 4 per cent of the total This compared with 48 per cent for California, 16 per cent rfor the northeastern states and 8 pei cent for Florida, Roush said. City to Get $27,700 Sales Tax Revenue Alton will receive a net of $27, 742 from the city sales tax thls month, which will bring the total for the first five months of the current fiscal year to $129,628, The payment for August reflects retail sales made here last May. It is $1,645 more than the payment received by the city in July, The total of sales tax creditec 2nd Taxes Distributed By Musso EDWARDSV1LLE - A second nstallment of current tax colleo- ions ahiounting to $183,000 was distributed to 14 taxing districts r riday in the new monthly dis- ributioh of taxes collected by the office of county treasurer George Vlusso. Only 17 of Madison County's approximately 98 taxing districts In- licated that they prefer monthly 'partial settlements" of 1962 tax/ es collected by Musso's office aft r township collections were fin- shed. A majority of Friday's pay ments fere distributed among school districts. Included in the 1st of school districts receiving settlements were: East Alton elementary school District 13, $8,400; toxana Community School Unit 1, $15,600; Triad Community School Disl. $14,400; Highland Community Unit Dist. 5, $7.300; Olive-Omph ghent Dist. 6, $16,000; Edwardsville Community Unit Dist. 7, $31,500; Bethalto Community Unit Mst. 8, $10,600: Alton Communi- y Unit Dist. 11, $57,400; Madison Unit 12 and 127, $1,000; East Al on-Wood River Community High Unit 14, $9,600; and Wood River lementary Unit 15, $5,500. Alton Township received $3,100; Village of Bethalto, $1,000 and Vood River, $3,700. Similar monthly distributions vill continue to taxing districts requesting them, the treasurer's office reported. Payments are made where tax collections received at the time if distribution amount to at least ;l,000. One Dead In Michigan Hotel Fire to the city since last April is $4,606 greater than the total of $125,022 for the corresponding 5- month period a year ago. The municipal sales tax of per cent is collected for the city by the state revenue department, and the August report was received today by City Clerk Paul A. Price. tow cost FIX-UP LOANS i CapifaJ and Surplus $2,250,000,00 THIRD AND UKILK * AI-TOIN, ^ FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Authori- ies today tried to determine the cause of a hotel fire which claimed one life and injured 15 >ersons Sunday but spared a )lind man who sat and prayed as he flames raged around him. Three of the 109 guests regis- ered at the six-story Adams Hoel in downtown Flint were unac- ounted for early today. Firemen expressed hope that hey, like 34 others previously ported missing, would turn up safe in other cities. Fred Whittby, 84, one of the many pensioners who .stayed/ at he 60-year-old hotel, died in Flint's Hurley Hospital less than 2 hours after being carried down ladder from his third floor room. Firemen also rescued Alice Ev erett, 84, and Frank Torrey, 68 blind accordionist who was found sitting on his bed, reciting the 23rd Psalm..."The Lord 3 my Shepherd I shall not want... Torrey, a former evangelist couldn't recall what prayers hi offered, but said he prayed an< prayed as hg waited for six hour for rescuers while plaster crum pled around him and water fron firemen's hoses rose to hi: ankles. Torrey received minor injuries. Red China Capitalizes On U.S. Race Issue TOKYO (AP) - Red China seeking to capitalize on racia strife in the United States, is stepping up its campaign in sup »rt of "our American Negro arothers." The official Peking People's Daily announced that "a tremen dous meeting" was being held in the Chinese capital today to ex- aress Red China's "profounc sympathy" for Negroes in the United States. MORE PROTECTION BUT YOUR T COST (S LOWER! For more than 85 years Millers Mutual has provided sound In surance protection at a substan Hal savings In cost. It will pay you to check with MILLERS MUTUAL before you renew your present HOME, BUSINESS ana AUTO INSURANCE. No Membership Fee S, HAROI43 (Cotton) ROBERTS Office HO 0-6661 After 5 p.m. MILLERS 1 MUTUAL 9f IfcMNSMi 8URANCB AUTO t HOMI SEEKING INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY CROWN LONG BEACH, Calif—Pour score and then some beauties from, all parts of the world gather for a panoramic group picture at Long Beach, Calif., for their first official chore in the International Beauty contest, Next Friday night one w»" bo charon M ss Beauty. A Miss U.S.A. will bo chosen *^m among contestants on Wednesday night, j^ wiipjinoviy Says Keep Zone Law Of County EDWARDSVILLE — A Sou'th- irn Illinois University board rustee from Madison County ,aid today that development of he multi- million dollar Ed- vardsville campus of Southern Illinois University is dependent in an effective county zoning or- linance. Harold R. Fischer of Granite iity urged the county board of upervisors to oppose a •'resolution which would abolish the ountywide zoning law affecting development on the new campus if SIU at Edwardsville. General contracts were awarded and construction is underway on the first two buildings of the nitial stage of a multi-million dollar building program at the ocal campus of the university. The SIU board of trustees had :uled before zoning was enacted ;hat it would not allow construc- ion to begin without guarantees that the campus would be pro ;ected by zoning regulations. "In February of- this yeai when the county board of supervisors enacted a zoning ordinance, the SIU board'of trustees authorized construction of our million dollar campus-," Fischer said today, "As one of the trustees I wa confident that .the board's action demonstrated'.faith in the con cept of orderly communitj growth providing the university with the kind of environmen for orderly development," hi said. He urged that the board of su pervisors retain the existing zon ing ordinance. Fischer is presi dent of the First National Bank Granite City, and president o the Illinois Bankers Association Canadian Loan Rate Raised to 4 Per Cent OTTAWA (AP)—The Bank < Canada has raised its lending rate to 4 per cent, effective Jm mediately. The rate had been 3V; per cent since May 6. Alton. City Council's finance committee tonight will be asked o provide an extra clerk for lie police court, to help collect 15,000 in fines unpaid during the ast four years. The drive to collect the overlie fines was outlined last Thursay in a conference of Mayor P. V. Day, C. J. Schlosser, the city's .uditing adviser, City Attorney bhn Roach, and Police Chief ohn M. Heafner, with Police Magistrate George Roberts, in his ity hall courtroom. Magistrate Roberts pointed out Will Ask Extra Help For Collecting Fines Prison Riot Crushed PUTNAMVILLE, Jnd. (AP) Buckshot from police riot gum and flying bricks injured seven inmates at the Indiana state penal farm at Putnamville late Sunday night, as a brief protest riot touched off by the death of a prisoner was put down. A blaze set by inmates nearly destroyed the farm's laundry. Six dormitories were badly damagec by the rioting prisoners. Abou 500 of the farm's 1,400 prisoner! were involved. State Corrections Commissions Arthur Campbell said the brick hurling prisoners apparently fel that inmate .Merrill Hobbs of In dianapolis, who died Sunday nigh of pneumonia, had "not receivec proper medical care. that the project would require additional bbokwork and that he would need clerical assistance, Roberts said today '. he will present an estimate of the cost for he collection drive to the finance body tonight. Already,.,he said, the publicity s paying off. Four overdue fines lave been paid, a total of $50. The fines collected had been mposed in cases of assault and jattery, lack of a driver's license, peace disturbance, and- intoxica- ion. This year's appropriation for lis office provides no surplus fund hat might be used for the extra expense of a collection program vhich was uncontemplated at time the city budget was prepared, Roberts said. Sought is a means to carry it m by making it a special project if some sort, and Roberts said he plans to put all the facts and figures before the finance commit- ee for consideration tonight. Only matter in the regular agenda for the finance session tonight s the semi-monthly audit, of bills. Mayor P. W, Day said that City Counsellor J. W. Hocfnrl is away on vacation, and that City At torney John T. 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