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Inside J 6 MARKETS . . . . I PAGE 3 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years COOL Low 88, ttlgti m W&Mhef, t»*fe Established January 15, 1836* Vol. CXXVItl, No. 180 ailtlimi ALTON, ILL., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1963 36 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member Of The Associated TARRED WOMAN RECEIVES AW WALNUT, Calif. — An ambulance attendant gives Mrs. Katherine Gammon Harwell a transfusion as she is rushed to a hospital early today in serious condition from burns suffered when she was coated with tar and feath- ers and left hi a burning house near Walnut. She said three men tied her up, threw her in a closet, and ignited the house. She managed to drag herself outside before firemen arrived. (AP Wirephoto) Carpenters Picket Some Construction The District Council of Madison County carpenters today began picketing contractors in the Alton Wood River area who are not cov ered by an international union agreement, or by an interim con tract. It was the first time the carpen ters picketed construction project) in the area since they took i strike vote in a meeting at Ed wardsville Saturday. A meeting is scheduled at II a.m Thursday In ;,the Minera Springs Hotel of the Madison Coun ty Carpenters, Tri-County Car penters'-District/ and the Southern Illinois "Builders Assn. A 10-hour meeting between tto same groups in St. Louis Monday yielded no results. Several ,jobs in the area were resumed today as more than 100 contractors in Madison rf/id foui other qounties signed inleriir agreements. The agreements .called for an 10-cent-an-hour increase for the carpenters in the interim pact. Retroactive The -ironworkers and cement finishers, who went on strike Aug. 1, are signing interim agreements that call for retroactive pay when a contract agreement is reached ' between them and members of the SIBA. A carpenter's union spokesman said several Alton-Wood River area contractors are signing the interim agreements. Work was resumed today on the partially completed renovation project''at Monlicello College. Montlcello College was faced with a major crisis when the work stoppage halted its remodeling program this week. The buildings must be ready to receive students Sept. 6. Herbert .'Hellrung'.of the Hellrung Construction Co. said the job should be finished in time. Hellrung said an interim agreement was reached Tuesday with the ironworkers and cement finishers. The carpenters are working on the project under an in ternatiopal union agreement that calls 1$ no yprk stoppages due to wage disputes. Wqrk was/resumed-earlier this week on the Illinois Power Co, Box Board Is •The meeting of the Printing Specialties ujiion and Alton Box Board Co. representatives scheduled lor tojjay Jn the offices of the Federjii Medlatjoj Services oflJpe in gj, LoujiB has been postponed heeiuse fll the illness of a member el the company's negotiating team, Seventy employes who are members of the Printing .Specialties uiid Paper Products, Ucal 409 wept oh 'strike midnight, July 3) whefl the cojjU'act .expired ut the Godfrey Plant ol the Alton plant expansion project at East Alton. Disposal Plant United Although the Alton sewage disposal plant is 70 per cent complete, the project is at a standstill because of the work stoppage. v: A union spokesman said the carpenters offered at the Monday meeting to settle for a 10- cent-an-hour hike for the first year and 25 cents the second, in a two-year contract. Previously the union had asked for a 60-cent hike over three years calling lor 10 cents thei first year, 25 cents the second and third years. The SIBA has ofiered a 40-cent hike over three years with 10 cents the first year, 15 the second and third years. Work stoppages on $150,000,001 in construction projects started Aug. : 1 .after the contract ex pired July 31. The ironworkers and cemen finishers left their jobs at the expiration of the contract while the Madison County Carpenters continued to work until the jobs were closed down -by pickets or lack of work. Rioting;Rock Throwing at Berlin Wall BERLIN (AP)-A second anniversary memorial service at the Berlin wall Tuesday night grew into a rock-throwing demonstration by 1,500 West Berliners at two crossing points on the 26V&- mile barrier between East and West Berlin. Most of West Berlin's 2,2 million people heeded pleas of authorities to avoid demonstrations as useless. Memorial services were held at places along the wall, and a mysterious early morning explosion and a shot were heard on the East Berlin side. The demonstration ended shortly before midnight after almost four hours of shoving and shouting, It began after a group of 200 youths placed a wreath at a memorial for persons killed trying to escape from East Berlin. Martial Law Declared in Congo Republic BRAZZAVILLE, Congo Republic (AP)—Martial law preserved an uneasy calm in Brazzaville after a day of battle that may herald the formation of a revolutionary movement seeking to overthrow President Fulbert You- ou, A 5 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew was enforced, and gatherings of more than three persons were forbidden. Labor unionists, after launching a general strike, stormed the 3razzay}Ue jail Tuesday, freed imprisoned labor union leaders and all other prisoners and set the buiiding afire. They ajso sacked the city's television (station. Youlou said today he is taking over both civil and military authority and promised "necessary t-elorms," The 48-year-old chief. e«e«?wUye Broadcast a statement via the Brazzaville Radio, which w»s damaged bv striking workers Rail Talks Stalemate Persists WASHINGTON (AP)—With rail negotiations stalemated and new doubt 'cast on legislative prospects, Aug. 29 seemed awfully close today. That's the day set by most of the nation's railroads for new job eliminating work rules—a move the five operating unions have pledged to meet with a strike. What makes Aug. 29 seem closer than 15 days away is that a pall has settled over the two ma jor procedures for averting a na tionwide tieup—negotiating for a settlement of the four-year dis pule and legislation to turn the problem over to the Interstate Commerce Commission. Halted The negotiations, sponsored by the Labor Department, sputtered to a halt Tuesday with announcement by the carriers of "a positive stalemate" on the key. firemen's issue, The carriers want to eliminate 32,000 firemen on diesel locomotives in freight and yard service on the grounds the men are no longer needed. The unions say they are required for safe and efficient operations. J.E. Wolfe,, the railroads' chief negotiator, announced the deadlock after a two-hour bargaining session with representatives of :he firemen's and engineers unions. Secretary of Labor W. Willard iVlrtz was only slightly less pessimistic. > NO to "The most recent attempt jet a, negotiated settlement ,,. tias been unsuccessful," he said, "These effors will continue, but the prospects of settlement ... by bargaining depend entirely on one side or the other making a new proposal." No new meetings of carrier and union representatives have been scheduled, although both have been asked to stand by. H.E. Gilbert, president of Jhe AFL-CJQ Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Ehginemen, said: "Ftwi the beginning the railroads have (ailed to meet their , . . in the col Valachi Guarded i At Base FT. MONMOtrtU, N.j'. (AP)This heavily guarded Army post Was disclosed today as the secret hideout of Joseph Valachi, (50, the former mobster reportedly facing an underworld death sentence for informing on a nationwide crime syndicate. Valachi's presence here under heavy guard was confirmed by Army information officer Peter Hoffman after the New York Daily News reported it in a copy righted story. Valuchi for more than a year has been telling all he knows about the nation's ?40 billion annual crime industry to Justice Department agents. They have sworn to keep him alive despite a reported $100,000 underworld offer to whoever kills him for violating crime's code of silence. The Justice Department declined to confirm that Valachi is at Ft. Monmouth. Justice officials, who consider Valachi the most important informer they have ever had in the war against organized crime, liave tried to keep his whereabouts a closely guarded secret. "If we let him out on the street lie'd be dead in half an hour," a spokesmen has said. Valachi has described the blood oath taken by members of the syndicate, saying—"If I talk, I'm dead." Valachi has a date to tell Senate investigators his story that :he syndicate controls the nation's underworld through a ruling council of crime "families," headed by narcotics boss Vito Genovese, Va- iachi's former cell mate in the Atlanta federal penitentiary. Barbed wire and a maximum security guard watch over Vala- chi here, the News said. Ft. Monmouth, about 25 miles south of New York City, is heavily guarded because of secret areas, including electronic laboratories. KernerNames House Remap Commission SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — 3ov. Otto Kerner today appointed :ive Democrats and five Repub- icans to.the special commission which will attempt to redistrict he.Illinois House. The Democrats are: former tate Rep. George Dunne, Chica;o; James Ronan, Chicago, Democratic state chairman; Ivan Eliott, Carmi; Alvin G. Fields, Sast St. Louis; and Daniel Pierce, Highland Park. The Republican appointees are; Edward Jenison, Paris; David Hunter Jr., Rockford; Fred G. urley, Chicago; Eldon Martin, Wilmette; and Michael Connelly, Chicago. The selections were made from ists of 10 nominations each by the Democratic and GOP state central committees. Kerner did not name any mem- Ders of the Illinois Legislature to the special group. Another notable ommission was former Gov. William G. Stratton, one of the Republican nominees ;o the commission. County Zoning Retained By Supervisors, 24-19 Seeks to Prove Innocence Sager Sues to Be Tried Fred Sagcr, Alton pharmacist, Tuesday took legal steps to get a quick trial on charges of obscenity filed against him Jan. 18. The charges stemmed from a police raid on the clubhouse of the Watertower Dad's Club 1235 State St. Jan. 17, where allegedly lewd movies were being -shown. Madison County States Attorney Dick H. Mudge and Justice of the Peace William J. Hubbard Jr. were named defendants in a suit filed in Circuit Court by Sager. The petition in Sager's suit alleges the case was transferred from the court of Police Magis- trate Fred Schreiber on a change of venue to Justice of the Peace George M. Berry and later to Justice of the Peace William J. Hubbard Jr., where il has been dormant for four months. Sager is a respectable citizen of the city of Alton, of a good reputation and the charge againsl him is not based on any facts that show him guilty, the petition declares. The press gave the charge widest publicity and greatly damaged his reputation, the suit says. Sager is seeking trial of the case "so as to obtain vindication." The suit asks the defend- ants lo show cause why then; should not be issued againsl them a writ of mandamus requiring a prompt trial on the criminal charge. More than 100 men were sitting in a room at the club house on Jan. 17 watching a film police described as lewd. The projector was running without an attendant when police entered the upstairs room at the clubhouse. The spectators refused to give their names or addresses, but the police listed a number of men they recognized in the audience, according lo the police report. None of those in the room admitted owning the film or operating the projector, police said. Police could not learn from the spectators the names of the officers of the club. However, Ihe club officers were conlacted by police Ihc morning after the raid when their names were discovered. Thn charge was filed against Snger, police said, as president of the club. Sager, however, said his term of office expired several days before the movies were shown. Police said Sager was absent from the clubhouse when the movie was shosvn and Sager denied knowledge of the film program. Committee Approves Cutting Tax WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ways and Means Committee voted today for an income tax rate slash estimated by the Treasury to average 15V 2 per cent for most taxpayers. The Treasury's latest proposal on individual tax rates, ranging from 14 to 70 per cent, was accepted for inclusion in a bill the House is expected to act on by early September. The present range of rates is 20 to 91 per cent. The committee recessed before taking up the corporate rate question. The Treasury has recommended a reduction from 52 to 48 per cent in this field. Also approved today was the :iming suggested by the adminis- iration—two-thirds of the individual rate reduction to go into effect Jan. 1,1964, and the remainder a year later. The committee defeated by one vote—13-12—a Republican motion hat would have made the second part of the cut depend on holding he public debt to a specified limit. Before today's committee ac- ion, Rep. John W. Byrnes, R>Vis., senior Republican member on the committee, was openly skeptical about President Kennedy's plans to balance the budg- TODAY'S CHUCKLE Give a man credit for anything today and he will buy it. (© 1963, General Features Corp.) DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 65° high 79°, low 62° River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 3.9. Pool 23.4. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. None. Private Negro Schools Prince Edward Plan RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Vir- ;inia Gov. Albertis S. Harrison Jr. today announced, with the approval of the Department of Justice and white and Negro eaders, the organization of a biracial group to provide private rec schools in Prince Edward County this year. Harrison's announcement at a crowded news conference was tiven an immediate pledge of iupport by the I^ev. L. Francis Sriffin, president of the Virginia National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, vho sat beside the governor at he conference. The plan to provide schooling or some 1,700 Negro pupils who have been largely without class- •oom training since the county •loscd public schools four years ago—as well as white children vho may desire to attend the ree schools—was outlined by the governor as follows: A biracial board of trustees'of three white and three Negro educators will lease from Prince Edward County several of the presently unused public school build- ngs, will sign up faculty and administrative personnel, and will Derate on finances obtained privately, A number of foundations and individuals have already indicated *! their willigness to contribute. Arrangements for educating the children were completed after conferences among federal, state and county officials and Negro leaders Tuesday, Prince Edward closed all public schools in 1959 after a federal court ordered that they be integrated. The schools have been closed ever since. White children attend private schools, There were Indications that a biracial board of trustees would operate the program with funds provided by one or more foundations and possibly from individual contributors. First purpose of the program, beginning this fall, would be remedial training for the hundreds of Negro children who have had no formal education In four years. Tuesday's conferences stemmed from Monday's ruling by the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The court reversed a district court order that would have required re-opening of the schools and barred use of tuition grants and tax credits for private segregated schools. The appellate court said the federal courts should, take no further action until the Virginia Supreme Court rules oil issues involving state Jaw. These issues may be decided in October. Military Says Treaty Is OK WASHINGTON (AP)—Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor told senators today that the nation's top military leaders approve the limited nuclear test ban treaty even though "there are military disadvantages." Taylor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gave his views to a closed session of the Senate Preparedness subcommittee even as Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, was supporting the treaty at public hearings by other Senate groups. Seaborg said he was convinced the treaty's restriction of testing to underground explosions would not prevent the United States from developing an antimissile warhead. He said underground testing would permit development of a wide range of nuclear weapons. Military View Taylor read to the preparedness subcommittee, headed by Sen. John Stennis, D-Miss., a carefully prepared statement on the position of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Aides of Stennis withheld copies of it from newsmen until they could make available a censored version of the Monday testimony by Dr. Edward Teller, atomic scientist who opposed the test ban agreement. But one of the senators who listened to Taylor gave a copy to a reporter outside the hearing. Taylor said, "If we ratify this ireaty, we must conduct a vigorous underground testing program and be ready on short notice to resume atmospheric testing. We should strengthen our detection capabilities and maintain modern nuclear laboratory facilities and programs. 'Finally, we must not for a moment forget that militant communism remains committed to the destruction of our society." As the third witness at Senate hearings, Seaborg strongly sacked earlier testimony from Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defense Robert S. VIcNamara that ratification of the limited test ban treaty would be in the best interests of the United Stales. The Ireaty would prohibit nuclear testing in the atmosphere, n outer space, and under water, DUt it would not bar continued testing underground. Development One of the questions some senators have raised is whether the reaty would seriously handicap J.S. development of missile de- lenses. Sen. Richard B. Russell, D-Gu., asked Seuborg whether he was confident an antimissile missile n-ogram can be developed without further atmospheric testing. Seaborg, a Nobel-prize winning scientist, replied: "Yes, I do, The AEG is responsible for the development of the warhead for the missile, This can be done. We already have a number of warheads eligible for that purpose and can develop a lew warhead by underground testing." Seaborg said "it appears technically feasible to test under;round up to several hundred, kilotons and perhaps, with more experience and greater ingenuity, to even higher levels." "Tills would permit a wide range of development including complete development and proof test of warheads for battlefield, air defense, antimissile, and antisubmarine use." He also said that "promising applications of nuclear explosive for peaceful purposes will be de veloped and demonstrated undei the treaty." "At such times as the benefit; have been demonstrated," he added, "the parties may wish to modify the treaty to permit extension of the technology and benefits to all." The Foreign Relations group, with members of the Armed Services and Senate-House Atomic Energy Committees sitting in, is holding hearings on the treaty to prohibit testing in the atmosphere, underwater and in outer space, but not underground. Senate ratification requires a two-thirds majority. Limitations While McNamara conceded that atmospheric testing of a complete antimissile system would not be possible under the treaty, he insisted that kind of testing would "not be necessary to reach a decision on whether or not we should deploy the system." "We have tested the design of the warhead to the extent that we know it will work," he said. McNamara said the Russians' high-yield nuclear tests in the atmosphere in 1961 advanced their understanding of such a system, but he added he didn't believe the Soviet Union has developed a workable system. Nor, he said, has the United States. Khrushchev Won't Exploit Senate Debate GENEVA (AP) - Diplomatic sources reported today Soviet Premier Khrushchev's government promised the United States ast week not to exploit in any vay the U.S. Senate debate over •utification of the limited nuclear est ban treaty. They said that was why Soviet delegate Semyon K. Tesarapkin nade no comment at disarmament talks here on U.S. Secre- ary of Defense Robert McNanara's claim that the United Stales is way ahead of the Soviet Union in nuclear power and the reaty would help keep it that way. There has so far been no counter to McNamara's statement from Moscow either. Delegates to the 17-nation disarmament conference agreed Monday to suspend debate on ma- or issues, until the end of the year, but to keep up twice-weekly discussions of general subjects. In today's session, the United States called on the Soviet Union to follow up the treaty with specific agreements to stop the nuclear armaments race and reduce the stock of fissionable material used to produce nuclear weapons. Jackie Goes Home From Hospital HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) Mrs. John F. Kennedy, holding the President's hand and manag- ng a smile, went home from the wspital today and her doctor promptly suggested that she cur- iail all of her official activities "until after the first of the year.' The long convalescent perioc was similar to one Dr. John W Walsh had advised for Mrs. Kennedy after the birth of her firs son, also by Cuesarean section in 1960. Mrs. Kennedy "had made a verj satisfactory recovery," said Whit House press secretary Pierre Sal inger in a statement shortly afte Mrs. Kennedy left the hospital a Otis Air Force Base. She flew by helicopter with the President to their Squaw Island summer home near Hyannis For where she will stay now probably into mid-September. The President and Mrs. Kennedy walked slowly down the two stone hospital steps and the short distance to a waiting blue car which drove them to a nearby helicopter pad. The President helped Mrs. Kennedy into the car. Mrs. Kennedy had a long hairdo, vastly different from the bouffant ones she usually wears. Photographers and reporters stood behind a rope barrier arid Air Force personnel, familie! and children came out to watch Mrs. Kennedy's departure after a veek in the hospital following the jirth of her third child, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, who lived les: than two days, Led by two Air Force police cars, the motorcade moved out to :he helicopter landing area, where they took off for the 12-minute rideback to the Kennedy summei lome on Squad Island, near Hyannis Port, where Mrs. Ken- icdy will convalesce with hei family, Mrs. Kennedy's press secretary Pamela Turnure, described hei condition as very good. The Kennedy youngsters, Caroline, 5'/ 2 , and John Jr., 2'/&, as well as a new puppy, were wait- ,ng at Squaw Island to welcome Mrs. Kennedy home. Presidenl Kennedy, who flew here from Washington Tuesday night, brought a nine-week-old jlue roan cocker spaniel as a gift for Mrs. Kennedy. It was given to urn by Irish cousins after his visit to Ireland. Shortly after the President en- .ered the hospital, his press secre- ary, Pierre Salinger, announced )lans for Mrs, Kennedy's depar- ure. Mrs, Kennedy's recovery from his Caesarean seemed far speeder than when John Jr. was born on Nov. 25, 19GO. It was 14 days before Mrs. Kennedy left George- own University Hospital in Wash- ngton. And she was wheeled to he front door by Kennedy, then President-elect. Curbondale Rejects SIU Zoning Request; CARBONDALE, III. (AP) - The City Council lias rejected Southern Illinois University's request r or re-wiilng of areas which SIU uis indicated it may annex to he campus. The 5-0 rejection Tuesday night iollows a City Wan Commission recommendation, But it does not Foes Fail To Ditch New Law EDWARDSVILLE - The Mad!' son County Board of Supervisori today retained the 5-month old controversial county-wide zoning law by a vole of 24-to-19. The vote came after only briel discussion. A strong objection tc zoning regulations was voiced by Madison County Taxpayers' Assn. President Harold Hosto. The majority vote was cast ot an ordinance, introduced at lasl month's meeting, to repeal th( existing zoning measure. A showdown vote was averted last month and the ordinance was referred to the board's zoning and subdivision control committee. The five-man zoning committee, on a split vote of 3-2 today, reo ommended that the ordinance tc repeal county zoning be defeated. Calls for Vote Alton Supervisor Stephen Ken nedy as soon as the meeting op asked that the rescinding ordinance be called to the flooi or a vote by board members Tt. Russell Township Supervisoi tVilford Suessen moved that th< ordinance be presented for a vote In the discussion that followed a strong letter from the Madison County Taxpayer's Assn. w a i read. It assailed zoning as againsl ideas of American Freedom. Th< letter charged that Southern Illl nois University pressured t h i county board into adopting zon ing regulations last February. The taxpayers' organizatioi urged that zoning be submitted to voters in a countywide refer endum. Petitions with signatures of 5,000 county residents w e r » brought to the meeting for in spection by board members. In reply to the taxpayers' or [anization, Zoning Committei Chairman Killinger said that tht county board governs county at airs. "We don't decide business. of Southern Illinois University or what goes on in the classroom." Killinger was one of 27 board members voting in favor of tin zoning measure when it was adopted Feb. 20. Off to Slow Slurt The county board meeting to day got off to a slow start. When joard members were unable U select a temporary chairman to >reside in the absence of Board lhairman Harold Landolt, who is jonfined to St. Francis Hospita) n Litchfield. Alton Asst. Supervisor Robert M. Miller nominated Wood River Township Assistant Supervisoi -.eslie Prehn to act as chairman. Prehn stood and replied: "Due ta the absence of legal advisers at his meeting I decline the nomination." Immediately Alton Asst. Supervisor Pete Perica nominated Gilbert Killinger of Collinsville. "J appreciate the nomination, but lave too many reports to present at the meeting, and therefore de cline your nomination," Klllingei said. Three oilier board members, ranite City Assistant Supervise) Milton Allen, Alton Supervisoi itephen Kennedy, and Edwards •ille Assistant Supervisor William 3. Slraube all declined nomination as temporary board chair- nan. Foster Townsliip SupervJ. or Thomas Harris, a strong op- onetit lo county zoning, was tin- lly elected temporary chairman. Harris, after taking his seat, iroclaimed: "I would rather wall 111 a representative of t h o lute's attorney's office is here efore we slurt." Assistant State's Attorney Josph Bartyluk was culled from -ollinsvillu to act as counsel for he board in today's proceedings, ii the absence of State's AUOP- iey Dick H. Mudge and Asslg. unt State's Attorney Burton If, Bernard, both on vacation. Arrived Hour Bartyluk arrived about Afl our after the meeting ust as the report of the prevent SIU from and if it still desires, the ommlUet' was being Introduced n the floor, , '* The report showed an ' 37.8 per cent in building ills throughout (ho untncoi'po» uted areas $jnoe zoning nuc'ted five months ugo, Before liio meeting thin ng, a largo crowd had n the lobby of the

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