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Inside: ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 12? Years FAIR Low 60, High 85 (Complete Weftthw, P<tf« I) Established January 15,1856, Vol. CXXVffl, Nd, 181 ALTON, ILL., THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1963 38 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated PfffiSfc Strike Stalls TTk • * ft T 1 Frmcipia Job Construction work on two buildings at the Prlnclpla College In Elsah damn to a halt Wednesday when the carpenters began picketing. China Says Russians Welshed By FJRANCI8 K. I01IIGAYA Associated Press Staff Writer TOKYO (AP) — charged today that Red China Soviet Premier Khrushchev welshed on a promise to teach it how to make atomic bombs in order to please President Eisenhower at the Cnmp David talks four years ago. In a biting statement broadcast by the New China News Agency, a "spokesman for (lie Chinese government" said the Soviet Union on June 20, 1959, "when there was not yet the slightest sign of a treaty on stopping nuclear tests, refused to provide China with a sample of an atomic bomb and technical data concerning its manufacture." The statement said this "unilaterally tore up the agreement on new technology for national defense concluded between China and the Soviet Union on Oct. 15, 1957." "This was done as a presentation gift at the time the Soviet leader (.Premier, Khrushchev) went to the United States for talks with Eisenhower," the statement asserted. Raising a new angle in the Moscow-Peking feud, the Red Chinese spokesman charged that Soviet leaders "would not hesitate to obliterate the international position" of Communist East Germany "in order to curry favor with U.S. imperialism." "Formerly we thought the Soviet leaders were genuinely afraid of the West German militarists' coming into possession of nuclear weapons," the Chinese said. "Now we see that they trust U.S. imperialism and think it does not matter if the West German mill- artists possess nuclear weapons provided they are under the control of the United States." The statement said "the real aim of the Soviet leaders is to compromise with the United States in order to seek momentary ease and to maintain a mon opoly of nuclear weapons and lord it over in the Socialist camp." The newi Chinese blast against Soviet participation in the limited test-ban treaty said Soviet possession of a,nuclear arsenal was no excuse for preventing other Communist nations from their own stockpiles. acquiring Recommend No Delay On Meredith JACKSON, Miss. (AP)—A State College Board subcommittee has voted 3-1 to recommend that the board take no action to deny James Meredith Ills diploma. Meanwhile, the State Sovereign ty Commission meets today for a report on an investigation into whether Meredith violated a Unl verslty of Mississippi directive against inflammatory statements and whether his graduation should be postponed. The report would prompt a recommendation to the State College Board the 14-member group which has authority over all Mississippi's Institutions of higher learning. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Money may not make you happy, but It sure quiets the nerves, _ . (© 1063, General Features .Corp.), The construction strike by three unions In Madison and 14 other Southwestern Illinois Counties has stopped some jobs, but many other projects were resumed as contractors signed Interim agreements with the unions. The work on an auditorium and a classroom at The Princlpla came to a complete halt Wednesday for the first time since construction started there. A college spokesman said the job Is about 50 per cent complete. ' Work was resumed on the new Olin Mathieson brass mill In E.ast Alton, but the construction inside the main plant Is still halted. Meet at Hotel The Carpenters District Council of Madison County, the Tri- County Carpenters District and the Southern Illinois Builders Assn. met at the Mineral Springs Hotel. today in the second negotiating meeting this week. The first meeting was held Monday in St. Louis and the 10-hour marathon talk by the groups produced no results. The strike in the area started Aug. 1 when the cement finishers and ironworkers walked off construction jobs totaling $150,000,000 in this section of the state. The contract expired July 31. The District Council o£ Madison Co. carpenters stayed on the job until Monday in an effort to give its negotiating .team more time to work on an agreement. The Madison County Carpenters in a meeting Saturday at Edwardsville High School voted to authorize a strike against any contractor not having an agreement with them. Signed Interim Pacts Earlier this week, several contractors signed interim agreements with the striking unions, allowing some jobs to be resumed. Those outside contracting firms which had agreements with the International office of the unions could go on working. The carpenters are asking for a 60-cent an hour hike spread over three years. .The contractors have offered 40 cents spread over three years. Congress May Seek Delay of Rail Deadline WASHINGTON (AP)-Congressional support is reported increasing for a resolution to postpone the threatened Aug. 29 rail strike and let a special House-Senate committee supervise renewed efforts to break the deadlocked ne- ;otiations. No meetings are currently scheduled between the railroads and the five on-train brotherhoods. Backers of the resolution, first suggested by AFL-CIO President Jeorge Meany, hoped it would gain support from congressmen who oppose as a form of compulsory arbitration President Kennedy's proposal to turn the dispute over to the Interstae Commerce Commission. Georgians Rename Kennedy Boulevard ALBANY, Ga. m - Residents on Kennedy Boulevard have succeeded in changing the name of their street, but they ignored a quip by Mayor Asa D. Kelley that they make it "Goldwater Trail." The Albany City Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a petition from 22 householders who said they found it humiliating to live on a street named in honor of the President when they disagree with his civil rights policies, The new name is Murry Hill Lane. PATIENT HELPER CLEVELAND — Seven-month-old Roger Foster Jr. yelps happily as he clutches to the fur of Moose, a Newfoundland dog. The lively toddler is just learning to walk and often finds his 125-pound pet a steadying influence. (AP Wirephoto) Will Shoot at Zoning Again EDWARDSVILLE — Assistant Township Supervisor Joseph Carrillo of Collinsville said today he,is prepared to re-introduce his ordinance to abolish board meeting, pending persons." Carrillo's ordinance/' to repeal the zoning ordinance enacted five months ago - was turned' down in a 24-to-19 vote of board members at Wednesday's regular monthly meeting. Carrillo declared that he was unable to obtain equal time to debate ill-effects of zoning in unincorporated areas of Madison County. A motion to eliminate discussion was approved by the board Wednesday before he asked for the floor to debate zoning regulations. "I am prepared to bring up the ordinance to repeal zoning again at next month's meeting or anytime after," he said, "but first I want to discuss it with other interested persons." Charges Unfair "I don't think it was fair to eliminate debate of the zoning ordinance at the meeting," Carrillo asserted. "I was not permitted my required 3-minute time to speak on behalf of zoning opponents," he said. At the meeting a long, harsh letter from the Madison County Taxpayers' President Harold Hosto had been read by County Clerk Eulalia Hotz. The taxpayers association charged that the ordinance was unwarranted interference" with personal freedom. The long letter was aimed at what the organization called "government snoopers" and employes who are "sucking their substinance" from the people. In a vigorous reply, the board's zoning committee chairman, Gilbert Killinger of Collinsville, said he requested suggestions about (he existing zoning ordinance from the taxpayers' group. "But to this date there has not been one suggestion to me from any member of this organization," lie said. Killinger said a reported petition with signatures of 5,000 residents brought to the meeting by the taxpayer's group represented 4.16 per cent of registered voters in the county. He observed that a county-wide zoning at next month's outcome of talks with "interested At Alton State Hospital Physical Therapy Helps candidate for supervisor must fil petitions bearing signatures of per cent of the voters. Tells Why Alton Assistant Supervisor Ber ry B. Harris, one of four boarc members from Alton who votec to retain zoning, said today In cast his vote for zoning "in thi belief it was in the best interes of Madison County as a whole. Harris discounted reports tha zoning was the primary issue in the last election of board mem bers from Alton. "A question of the recent elec tion was brought up in connection with the voting by some mem bers of the board," he said. I think, especially in my own case that other issues as well as vigorous campaign conducted in my behalf were basically respon sible for my election," Harris said. Board members from Alton voting for zoning with Harris were: Supervisor Stephen Kennedy, Assistant Supervisor Robert M. Miller, and Assistant Supervisor Wai ter Schreiber. Roger R. Ruedin and Pete Perica, both of Alton voted against the zoning law Board Member Joseph Watsker was not present at Wednesday's board meeting. Doubts on Tax Cut Bill Are Arising By JACK UISLL WASHINGTON (AP)-Sen. Harry F. Byrd today joined Repub lican congressional leaders in expressing doubt that Congress will pass a tax reduction bill this year, Byrd, Virginia Democrat who heads the Senate Finance Committee which would consider any measure passed, by the House said opposition to any Immediate tax reduction Us been building up to the point where it is touch' and-go whether any measure could gain majority support within i lie group, Converting restless energy by useful therapy — with both physical and mental benefits — has been shown to be highly successful in a recent experiment at Alton State Hospital, reports Ray Murray, a recreation aide were. , Murray, of 3820 Hoover Dr,, Alton, recently finished supervision of'a JO>weeJw' physical fitness project at Alton State, Ills cqnolujlQns were based on re- suite of teaching physical W' napmetJWi to W male patlente- mm »»ttents previously W m- djpated differing degrees of rest lessnese by wilHlflg Assisted by Herman Shaw, 3 E. 14th St., Alton, Murray instructed J4 patients In callswett' ics, weight-lifting, tumbling and other outdoor sports for the two- and-a-half month experiment. Murray said that marked Improvement wp evident in many patients after the experiment. In some cases, patients who had been highly disturbed at the start were calm and orderly when the project ended. A few were transferred to open wards, and others were so much Improved that they were sent home, "I am igflnvlncjd, njpe "" " ever that planned physical activity is part of the solution to mental Illness," said Murray, "My charges improved their physiques In this study and also showed a definite mellowed disposition at the end of the 10 weeks," he added. Murray's project has shown such success that hospital olfl- clals decided, to include physical fitness In the regular activities- therapy program, a report said. Many facts on individual and grgup aciiigvenjent were produced by the pilot -program ol ae» Beyond that, he said in an interview that a prospective Southern filibuster on civil rights legislation may slow committee procedures to the point where it could not act until late In the year, ever if a majority supported tax cuts, Byrd opposes any reductions not accompanied by spending cuts he said the administration seems un willing to make. "I just don't know what wit happen," he said. "But with the committee so divided and the leg islative schedule so jammed up it seems doubtful to me that bill can be passed. I don't think 00 I'ut'tf 8 Col. 3) Bowman Dogtown Bill Goes to Health Board Taylor Says: No Pressure WASHINGTON (AP)—Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor testified today that the Joint Chiefs of Staff agreed to support the limited test ban treaty without any pressure or arm twisting from civilian superiors in the' Pentagon. Taylor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said the top military command was consulted in advance of the treaty's negotiation and lad complete access to all cables between Moscow and Washington while the negotiations took place in Russia. Taylor testified at a public hearing by the Senate Foreign Rela;ions Committee. Support He had previously told the Senate Preparedness subcommittee Wednesday that while the treaty had both advantages and disadvantages, the top military command believed that on balance it should be ratified by the Senate. Taylor spoke of necessary safeguards in general terms, and :here were demands from some members of the Preparedness _roup that he submit later more specific views on these safeguards. Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee are sitting in with the Foreign Relations Committee on the hearings, as are members of the Joint (Senate- House) Atomic Energy Committee. Sen. Richard B. Russell, D-Ga., chairman of the Armed Services group told Taylor that Senators hear "a good deal about pressure being brought to bear on the Joint Chiefs" to support , the treaty, pressure took place. Civil Rights Push Cited By Kerner SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-Gov, Otto Kerner said today his administration has pushed forward in area of civil rights and economic growth despite Republican efforts to "throw stumbling blocks in the way." Kerner told a Governor's Day throng at the Illinois State Fair the creation of a Fair Employment Practices Commission and Board of Economic Development are two major accomplishments of his administration. "We have shaken Illinois loose from the apathy of the past" in civil rights and economic development, Kerner said in an address to a Democratic rally. ttnps GOP The governor charged that a "callous group of Republicans" tried to undermine the Fair Employment Practices Commission and the Board of Economic Development by cutting their funds ui the 1963 legislature. "While racial unrest seethes in our state and country, this cal- ous caucus (of Republicans) sought to undermine a measure of our efforts at peaceful conciliation of this unrest," Kerner said. The governor said his administration has scored gains in areas of fiscal matters and public aid. For the first time in 10 years, lie said, Illinois has adopted a 24- month budget without raising taxes. "What a far cry from the days when Illinois was made to live (Continued on Pago 2 Col. I) "Not in the sense that you suggest," Taylor replied. He said the only pressures on the military eadership are from the "services, conscience and duly to our country." Not Pressured But, he told Russell, as to any pressures from superiors to take that stand, "No sir, definitely not." Taylor read to the hearing the same statement he had given the Preparedness subcommittee — that the Joint Chiefs agree tha while there are military risks and disadvantages, they approve the pact as "compatible with the se curity interests of the Unitec States." He repeated that among the risks in the treaty is the danger of any "relaxed military effort by the United States and our allies.' The demand from the Prepared ness subcommittee for specifics on the necessary safeguards was on motion of Sen. Henry M. Jack son, D-Wash. Jackson reported that Taylo: had assured the subcommittee in his closed-door testimony that th data could be supplied but that i would take some time to assem ble it. Taylor has an opportunity t elaborate on the uniformed com mand's views at an open sessio of the Senate Foreign Relation Committee which has jurisdictio over the treaty. Members of thi Senate Armed Services and tfo Senate-House Atomic Energy Committees are sitting in at th hearings. While there has been a mount ing accumulation of testimony urging Senate ratification by th necessary two-thirds majority, a strong dissent was registered before the preparedness subcom mittee Monday by Dr. Edward Teller, a nuclear physicist who i known as the "father of thi H-bomb." Consequences Teller, an adviser to the Air Force, said that from a military and technical standpoint, ratifica tion of the treaty would hav< "grave consequences for the se curity of the United States anc the free world." And, he contended, the treaty would permit the Soviet Union t maintain an advantage in multi megaton explosions and woulc "impede the development of mis sile defense in the United States. Much of Teller's testimony, re leased Wednesday, conflicted wit! the expressed views of Taylor anc other administration witnesses, in eluding Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg chairman of the Atomic Energy Committee. Seaborg said Wednesday the un derground testing allowed unde the pact would permit a wid< range of nuclear weapons devel opment, including warheads foi antimissile missiles for defense. "We already have a number o warheads for that purpose anc can develop a new warhead by underground testing," Seaborg declared. Taylor, told the preparedness subcommittee: "In the antiballis tic missile field, development o the U.S. system does not depenc on atmospheric testing, and hence ;he treaty will not significantly in fluence any imbalance that may exist." Found Unconscious Quick Firemen May Have Saved Woman Quick action by Alton firemen Wednesday afternoon may have saved the life ot Mrs. Jackie Young, 34, who was found lying unconcious in an apartment build- Ing at 1104 B. Broadway. An employe of Mld-Way Cafe, which occupies a part of the apartment building in which she was found, said Mrs. Young, from, Collinsville, had moved in a clay before while waiting for her permanent residence to be readied. Charles Pavey, a fireman work- ing in the area on business firm inspections, was summoned by one of those who found M r s Young and Immediately started mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. The Fire Department's portable resuscitator was next bought to the scene. The stili-unconclous woman was then taken to St. Joseph's Hospital by staten Ambit lunce, Hospital authorities comment ing this morning on Mrs, Young'i condition said she "is holding he: own," but did not indicate wha caused her collapse. ',4', MAIL RECOVERED Mailbags, from the London-bound train which was held up and robbed last Thursday are unloaded at police headquarters in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England. The bags were found during police search of a farm. (AP Wirephoto) Two Arrested In Train Robbery By JOHN GALE LONDON (AP)—Two men were held today on charges in connection with Britain's great train robbery, and a man and two women were detained for investigation. Plan Is Amended By Geltz Alderman Louis Bowman Introduced his Dogtown inspection ordinance to the City Council Wednesday night. It was referred to the Board of Health, with an amendment attached. Bowman proposed that Dogtown dwellings which fail to pass inspection should be condemned. The 4th Ward alderman stipulated that inspections be made by the city building inspector, assisted by the fire chief and health officer. It was veteran alderman Roy Geltz who offered the amendment, apparently as a cautious recognition of the city's financial capacities. Geltz' amendment added: '. . . provided that no inspections be made by anyone on behalf of the city until a complete report of the costs of any such undertaking be obtained from the Public Works Department, the Legal Department, the Fire Department, and the Health Officer." Main Question Main question in the Dogtown cleanup debate has been the financing of it. When the council failed last July 24 to accept inspection provisions in the housing ordinance, hope for federal funds faded. The inspections were considered necessary to institute an urban renewal program. And the money for clear- 19 Cuban Refugees Kidnaped WASHINGTON (AP) - Men from two Cuban warships and a helicopter kidnaped 19 Cuban refugees from a British Caribbean island Tuesday while U.S. warplanes watched, the State Department disclosed today. Word of action at Anguilla Key was given by press officer Richard I. Phillips as a U.S. Coast Guard ship sailed into Key West with 10 other refugees who escaped the Castro raid. Phillips said the U.S. Coast Guard patrol planes and U.S. fighter craft which saw the Castro seizure "were not in a position" to do anything about it be cause of international law. Anguilla Key is about 40 or 50 miles from Cuba, in the Cay Sal Bank of the Bahama Islands "which is British territory," he said. The spokesman said the American aircraft did not radio the British svhile the action was under way, but the United States gave its information to British authorities subsequently in Nassau, the Bahama's capital, and Washington. The British then asked that the U.S. forces rescue the remaining Cubans on the island, he said. The rescue vessel svas the Coast Guard ship Ariadne. Phillips subscribed to the word kidnap as a description of the Cuban action against the refugees who said they had arrived at the tiny, uninhabitated island Monday. The 10 rescued, Phillips said, included a woman and a child, who said they were members of the families of those captured, The 10 said they escaped by hiding, and witnessed the seizure of the oth- •s. Phillips said he was unable to say what the British are doing about the matter, Collinsville Without Water for 3 Hours COLLINSVILLE, 111. (AP)-Col- linsvllle was without water for about three hours today, after a water main broke in the center of town late Wednesday night. DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m,temperature Yesterday's today 64', high 79", low 62' River stage below Precipitation * ilum at S a.m. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. 3.5. Pool 23,4. None. Police said a large sum of money — reportedly about 100,000 pounds ($280,000)—had been recovered. Two men, both about 45, were arrested Wednesday night in Bournemouth, a resort on England's south coast, after they stopped a woman on a quiet street and asked if she could recommend lodgings. The woman became suspicious and phoned the police. When detectives arrived, a fight ensued and the men were taken into custody. Police said a considerable sum of money was found in a car and later another car was found about a mile away with a large sum of money in it. Police in Bournemouth said charges were placed against the men but did not announce the charges or their identities. The men were to be taken today to Buckinghamshire, die county in which the bandit gang held up the Glasgow-London mail train and escaped with 2.5 million pounds ($7 million) in currency. The other man and two women were picked up in London. Mercury Falls to 58 at Alton Dam A sudden cool twist in August's high-flying temperatures sent many area sleepers to the closet for blankets early today. The bottom reading before dawn was 58 degrees—which is not a record for this date at Alton dam. Last year a similar quirk in weather produced a low of 56. At lowland points in the area, temperatures as low as 52 were reported and confirmed by similar low readings in St. Louis County. ing Dogtown was available only under urban renewal. City officials have said there is no money for the Dogtown project. Geltz' amendment further stressed cost caution as it continued: "And provided further, that a report be obtained with regard to the number of tenants in the area who might be displaced, the availability of housing for such tenants, the cost of said housing and whether said housing conforms to the basic requirements of good housing, that is that said housing is adequate for the health, welfare and safety of the tenants to be displaced and of the health, welfare and safety of the public." Bowman's resolution asks that "the building inspector of Alton, together with the assistance of the fire chief and health officer, make an investigation of the improvements in the area known as Dogtown and if proper cause does exist, that a statutory notice be given to the owner of any such improvements to either enclose, repair or demolish such improvement. "In the event such an order is given by the building inspector and the owner of any such improvement fails to comply therewith, then such order to be referred to the city attorney with instructions to proceed with condemnation as to any such improvement." Unanimous Vote The resolution and Geltz's amendment were referred to the Board of Health by unanimous vote. Bowman is a member of tile board. When Bowman's proposed resolution was first announced July 27, City Building Inspector James G. Bennett reported that condemnations would leave needy families no place to move and might tost the city up to $10,000. A report on the resolution and the amendment either for or against is expected from the Board of Health by the next coun* cil meeting, Aug. 28. Every Cent He Had... Helped Mom Be Citizen EAST ALTON—An East Alton woman, Mrs, Yvonne Sundberg, successfully passed her citizenship test in Springfield Wednesday, thanks to her 15-year-old son, Kenneth, who gave her money to make the trip from money collected as a Telegraph carrier. Police Chief Harold Riggins said today that the boy came to the police station after his mother had left for Springfield and told them the story, • The mother at first refused to accept the money but after much persuasion by the youth accepted it, Riggins said, East Alton police gave the boy a check today for $1(5 out of their benevolent fund BO he could pay his paper bill, t ' \ A

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