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Inside t COMICS ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community ior More Than 127 Years tow 65. High 85 Wefttltcf, Pats I) Established January 15, 1836, Vol. CXXVllI, Mo. 182 ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1963 18 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Sewage Plant Job Resumed Work on the Alton sewage (raUmofH plant wns resumed today ns the Acton Construction Co. signed Interim agreements With the striking construction unions. TUB job wns Idle for .n week and tho project Is about 70 per cent complete. finishers Ole Miss Losing Fifth Of Faculty lly HICN THOMAS OXFORD, Miss. (AP)-Thc University of Mississippi—which ends its most difficult year Sunday with the graduation of James H. Meredith—is losing more than 20 per cent of its faculty. Many professors who arc leaving say Ihe reason is because of "reoccuring threats of political interference not conducive to an academic atmosphere." An Associated Press survey shows that 54 faculty members listed in the lflfa'2-G3 university catalog will not return for the fall term, which begins next month. ,'15 JOnrlicr A similar study 'conducted six weeks ago by The AP indicated about 35 faculty members were leaving. Dr. J. D. Williams, chancellor of the 115-year-old university, estimates there are some 200 full- time teaching positions on his faculty. He said the normal turnover among his teachers in past years has been 10 per cent Before Meredith enrolled anc touched off the bitterest struggle between the federal governmenl and a state since the Civil War most of the faculty turnover had been instructors and assistant professors—the two lowest grades. But now there are 11 faculty members with the rank of ful professor and 17 associate pro lessors leaving. Those are the two highest teaching grades. Two Chairmen Among those are two depart ment chairmen, Dr. Samuel F Clark of chemistry and Dr. Wil liam H. Willis of classics (Greek and Latin). Dr. Clark in an interview, said: "My decision to leave Ole Miss an institution for which I have felt and still feel a deep affec lion, stemmed from Ihe serious loss of academic freedom lo fac ulty and students of the univer sity and to the breakdown o: moral and professional responsi bility on the part of the univer sity's administrative officers." Both Dr. Clark and Dr. Willis have been department heads since 1947. Of the 54, not all are resign ing. Some retired, but of those at least two had previously planned to remain at Ole Miss in teaching capacities after pass jng their 65th birthday, 2 Vietnamese Cities Under Martial Law SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP)—Pres ident Ngo Dinh Diem's govern ment clamped martial law on twc major Vietnamese cities today in the wake of another Buddhist sui cide by fire—the third this week Martial law was imposed on tin central Viet Nam capital of Hue where the latest burning occurred early today, and on the cbasta city ol Nhalrang, where Vietna mese troops quelled a big demon stration with tear gas. Reliable sources said U,S, mill tary personnel had been restrict ed to their barracks from dusk tc dawn in both cities, which ar centers of U.S. military advisory groups. All Vietnamese in Hue excep civil servants and troops were, 01 dered to stay Indoors. Tension reached a new pltcl when n 71-year-old Buddhis monk, Thich Tleu Dieu, burnec himself to death at 4 a.m. i Hue's biggest pagoda. It was Ui JUtJi such ritual suicide .In tw months In the Buddhist campaig against the government ol Diem a Roman Catholic. Several hundred governmen troops ringed the Tu Darn pagod bul did not try to enter the Uuild ing, where Buddjiists guarded th monk's body. The burning apparently wjs gmii%ed by the Buddhist hlerui chy. Two young Buddhlste \v|i burned themselves lo death Ihi weeH acted Ironworkers, cement nd carpenters returned to the ob this morning. Meanwhile negotiations between 10 carpenters and the Southern Illnols Builders Assn. continue odny. The groups met at 1 o'clock 1 Belleville. No ItemillK The meeting Thursday belweci 10 groups at the Mineral Springs lolel in Alton produced no results i negotiator said no definite roposals were made at the meet- ng. An earlier 10-hour meeting be- ween the two groups in SI, Loui. 1 Monday was fruitless also. It was reported at the St ^ouis meeting the SIBA had made in offer of a '40-ccnt an hour \n :rease over three years. Richard Rook, president of the IBA told the Telegraph today 10 such offer was made. Rool said the SIBA is still offering .0 cents on a three-year pact. Rook said a federal mediator a he meeting suggested a per cent igc raise which, for the carpen crs, would amount to 40 cents Hit a formal proposal was no made. Meanwhile, some jobs are con inuing or are being started ontractors sign interim agree nents with the striking unions Other jobs under SIBA contractor. 1 ontinue to be picketed. The ironworkers and eemen inishcrs quit work on jobs total ng $150,000,000 in the Southwest jrn Illinois area when their con .racts-expired July 31. The District Council of Madisoi County Carpenters continued to vork until this week. The grout ook a strike vote in a meeting Saturday and pickets first appealed Wednesday. The carpenters are asking for ; 60-cent an hour raise spread ove: .liree years. Unions OK Wirtz Plan On Railroads WASHINGTON (AP)—The rai anions have accepted suggestion: advanced by Secretary of Labo W, Willard Wirtz for bargaining n-oceduros in the jobs dispute. Never spelled out in detail, the suggestions were made Aug. 2 to define ,the limits within which Bargaining could proceed. They were not intended as settlement proposals. Negotiations have sputtered to stalemate and any optimism Thursday's union announcement nay have raised soon dwindled vhen J. E. Wolfe, chief negotiator 'or the railroads, issued a state- Ticnl saying the unions "insist jive-and-taUe of collective bargaining means they do all the aking and the railroads do all the jiving." Unless a settlement is reached or Congress approves President <enncdy's plan to turn the dis- )ule over to I lie Interstate Commerce Commission, a nationwide wil strike Aug. 29 appears inevitable. MEET ON nVS FARE HIKES School officials, members of the Jack Wellinghoff, assistant operating board of education and representatives manager of the transit system; Walter of Bi-State Transit System met this Miller, member of the board of educa- morning in Haskell House to consider tion; and Roy Krupp, assistant operat- proposcd bus fare hikes. From left are ing manager of the transit system. Says Boosted Fares Burden on Students LeMay Backs Treaty, Reservations Claimed Rusk Sees ^Surprise' Treaty Alton school board has indicated that proposed bus fare hikes by the Bi-State Transit System throw an excessive burden on students. In a meeting this morning with representatives of Bi-Stale, school Officials and members of the board proposed three changes in Bi-State's plan. Bi-State has recommended a $2 unlimited ride pass between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Before 7 and after 4:30 there would be an additional 5-cent charge per ride. The board has asserted this new rate will be nearly a 30 per cent increase. Under the old system, .2-l9-18-year-old students could purchase a 10 ride pass for $1.50 under no time limit. Only 10 Uidcs Walter Miller, a member of the board, said that in most cases an unlimited pass with a lime limit would only allow 10 rides anyway. The board has suggested that Bi-Stale retain the 10 ride pass, and if a rate hike is necessary, up the price only a small percentage. In regard to the lime limit, school officials pointed out that some high school classes are not dismissed until 4:30 or after and that athletic practices sometimes arc not finished until 5:30 p.m. I Mayor P. W. Day, who said he The board recommended thai I has received no complaints on the TODAY'S CHUCKLE Think twice before you speak — and you'll find that somebody has changed t h e subject, «D 1963, General Features Corp.) no time limit be placed on the /••asses. "In other areas, students can lake more advantage of an unlimited pass where there is more service," one school official j;aid. The board also objected to the weekly limit on the passes, pointing out that during the school year there are possibly ten weeks when Ihere are not five full school days. "People don't mind a rate hike," one school official said, "but they do objecl lo paying for rides Ihey don't get." 'In Sympathy' The Bi-State\ representatives present at the meeting, in Haskell House said they/were in sympathy with the board's objections, but thai Ihey could not make the final decisions. Approval of any changes is made by Ihe Bi-Stale Commission, which, they said, would probably meel lo consider the board's recommendations before school opens. Representing Bi-State Transit System were Jack Wellinghoff and Roy Krupp, assistant operating managers. Among those representing the school dislricl were Dr. J. B. Johnson, superintendent, and Walter Miller, member of the board. U. S. Pilot Bails Out, Rescued by Soviet Boat OTIS AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AP) — An American military flier, forced to parachute 20,000 feel lo the ocean, was plucked from his life raft by Russian fishermen today and later taken from the Soviet craft by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter. One of the ships of a huge Russian fishing fleet was alerted to the plight of the Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot, Capt, Hugh Lavnllee, by passes made by fellow fliers. The Russians acknowledged they had understood Ihe message by setting off a green flare and then sped a motor launch which picked up the Springfield, Mass., flier. After being taken aboard the Russian ship, a Coast Guard heli- copter was dispatched to the lo- cation—uboul 100 miles southeast of the Otis Air Force Base on Cape Cod. The helicopter lifted Lavallee off for the return flight to the base. Lavallee, 29, is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and in civilian life is an insurance company account executive, living with his wife and two children in Springfield. Lavallee had been one of four pilots engaged in passes at a target towed by another plane, In one pass, Lavallee's aircraft struck the target and he lost tho right wing of his plane. The maneuvers were about IOC miles east southeast of Otis Ail Force Base on Cape Cod near where a large Russian fishing fleet is located. increased fares proposed for bus transportation here, was expecting a luncheon conference today with Krupp. Because the conference had J.een arranged by Krupp, Day said, he had no advance information on just what might be discussed, but anticipated the fare ncrease might be one of the topics. Krupp was formerly head of Cilizens Coach Co. which was taken over by Ihe Bi-Slale Development Agency in unifying Ihe public transportation facilities of the St. Louis and so-called East Side areas. Russia Lumps China, U. S. As War Dogs MOSCOW Iff) — the Soviet Union accused both the United Stales and Red China today of working against peace. The official parly organ Pravcla suggested that the Chinese were trying to promote a war between the Uniled Steles and Ihe Sovicl Union. The military newspaper Kras- naya Vzezda accused ruling circles of Ihe Uniled Stales of taking a two-faced attitude toward the nuclear test ban treaty. To Curb Vandalism On McAdams Project Deputized nighl watchmen will be employed in an at- lempl to curb vandalism at construclion sites on McAdams Highway, according to Chuck Higger, superintendent of Bridges Paving Co., contractor for the job. Higger said vandals have been active in construclion areas at night and over weekends. Violators will be prosecuted, he added. DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 05° high 82°, low 58° Klver stntse below Precipitation eltim nt 8 a.m. 3.5. Pool 23.4. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. None. RUSSIANS RESCUE DOWNED V.&, Photo shows piu't of » Russian fishing fleet 'which miwl u downed Amoritwi filer who had hailed out of I . A • * /i/\ II '„ A 'f!f! J.I. .. »*„» „ „!. ., .. .11 1. I 1 Iff .„!. A, „ „ _„•, " . in' i f J. .. ' _ t! it. _. ' 1. ' ~ i) J.1. — Jws boon operating some BO mltos off the Massachu ' Th» er»w of one of the to'toy-ren* a disabled lighter nlaue. Intimates of the size of the fleet raugu from SO .to 800 ships. (Al 1 WlrejphotQ) lly JOHN M. HIGUTOWISK WASHINGTON (API — Secretary of State Dean Rusk said today there is a possibility ol reaching agreement with Russit on measures to reduce the dangei of surprise attack—provided the Soviets do not lay down conditions about cutting East-Wesl forces in Europe or similar steps Rusk also told a news confer encc tho United States is discuss ing with Britain the possibility o providing protection for refugees 'leeing from Communist rule ii Cuba. Chinese, Proposal Rusk, on another question, in effect rejected a Red Chinese cal for a worldwide heads of govern ment conference on nuclear dis armament, saying it would con tribute nothing to the movemen for peace. As to the proposal by Frenc President Charles De Gaulle fo a four-power meeting on disarnia ment questions, Rusk said th United States still has not re ceived any detail of what D laulle has in mind. Rusk began his news confei ence with an appeal for suppoi n Congress for the administra lion's foreign aid program, th jasic legislation for which wi :ome up in the House Tuesday The bill provides for a $4 billio foreign aid program. Rusk sa: foreign aid "is the key tool i our foreign policy." Under questioning about Re China's charge that Russia r neged on a promise to supply tl atomic bomb to Red China, Rus said the State Departmen thought there was a time whe the Soviet Union extended tec nical assistance in the nuclea field to the Red Chinese. Nuclear Aid The impression here has bee that they supplied materials an know-how for a reactor prograi ir Red China. Rusk said lie thought the great nuclear powers, the United States and Russia, are both concerned about the spreading of nuclear weapons, and insofar as Red China is concerned the question nas become embroiled in the Soviet-Chinese conflict. Rusk returned last weekend from talks in the Soviet Union with Premier Nikita Khrushchev and Foreign Minisler Andrei A. romyko. He got the impression, he said, hat the United States and Britain, in following up the recent agreement on a limited nuclear est ban, are not involved in discussing with Russia "the full range of Easl-West issues looking lo a delenle (relaxation) across the board." But he does have the impress-on, he continued, that it is worthwhile to explore particular issues with the Soviet Union, and cited agreements to protect against surprise atlack as an example. Russia, U.S. To Share Satellite Plan WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States and Russia have agreed to join in a coordinated waather satellite program and joint experiments with an Echo- type communications satellite. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced final approval of the agreement today. The agreement also calls for joint contributions of satellite data to a world magnetic survey to be conducted in 1965. The coordinated weather satellite program depends upon es tablishment by early next year of u fulltime telecommunications link between Washington and Moscow for the transmission of cloud photographs and other data from experimental meteorological satellites operated by each country. Other countries will be permit' ted to receive the informutioi from this link on a cost-sharing basis, and ultimately the progruir may involve coordinated launch Ings of operational weather satellites. Will Soon Install . . . Big Ben Chimes In Bank Clock By OISUKUK T. hKIOHTY Tiili'fffuph Staff Writer When n crow of workmen surround the clock on First National Bank & Trust Co. building during the next few days, hoy will be there to improve the timepiece, not remove it. Principal addition will be au- lentic Big Ben chimes, J. Ho- icr Kennedy, vice president of tie bank said today. In addition, inhabitants who lave used the clock since 1925 will lardly recognize it. The exterior vill be covered with gold leaf and lie present dials will be replaced vith Roman numeral dials. The rank's name will be leltered on he clock in the same style. A roof tower will contain t h e electronic chime equipment and our projector type loud-speakers, Kennedy said. The chimes, incidentally, will be courtesy of Her Majesty, Elizabeth II, Queen of England — in a roundabout way, that is. Peco- McClintock Co. of Minneapolis, will install the chimes, and the ii-m has the queen's permission to do so anywhere in the United Stales. Thus, the chimes will be a tape- reproduction of the Big Ben chimes on the Houses of Parliament in London and will be the first such installation in this part of the country, Kennedy said. Normally the chimes will be sounded at a volume level which will make them audible at a distance of three-quarters of a mile, bul the volume could be stepped up to three miles, which would | include Upper Alton. j The broadcasting equipment will also include a device to allow the playing of background music or Iransmission of commercial messages through the clock, Kennedy said. Renovation and enlargement of the clock's scope is part of a building modernization program at the bank. A grand opening is Canada Will Get Nuclear Warheads OTTAWA (AP) — Prime Mill ister Lester B. Pearson an nounced today that Canada anc the United States have reached agreement on the conditions un der which Canadian forces wil acquire nuclear warheads. He told a news conference aftei a cabinet meeting that arrangements relating to custody anc Strong Case For Pact Advanced WASHINGTON (API — All- Force Gen. Curtis E. LeMny lined up with other military chiefs today on qualified support of the limited nuclear test ban treaty. Bul Sen. Barry Goldwater, R- Ariz., said the Air Force chief "had some very grave reservation." LeMay testified at a closed session of the Senate Armed Services Preparedness subcommittee and Goldwater, a Reserve Air Force major general, relayed an account of this to a reporter outside. "His official position is one of support for the Taylor paper with very grave reservations," Goldwater said. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, previously had testified that all of them supported the partial test ban providing proper safeguards were carried out to offset the military and technical risks and disadvantages. Closed Session LeMay, Air Force chief, followed Army and Navy heads in confirming Taylor's announcement at closed sessions of the Senate watchdog defense group. After testimony by the four mil- tary leaders, Sen. Goldwater said 'I just don't think that the military have their hearts in this." Earlier, the chairmen of three committees had agreed that administration witnesses are building up a strong and effective case for ratification of the limited nuclear test ban treaty. Chairman Richard B. Russell of the Armed Services Committee said government diplomatic, military and scientific spokesmen being planned for the first week-! conlro1 of the warheads "satis- f n C'( ru*i 1 v nrr^l nn\ PsinnHn 'o- nnt ir»n end in October. Jimenez Extradited By U. S. MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Marcos Perez Jimenez, former dictator of Venezuela, was sneaked out of a Miami jail today and whisked lo an airport where police from his lomeland waited lo take him into custody. A chartered airliner look off from Ihe airport at 12:40 p.m., carrying Perez Jimenez back to Venezuela. A four-year battle to escape extradition to Venezuela, to face charges that he embezzled $13 million in public funds, ended for the pudgy strongman earlier to- lay when Justice Arthur J. Goldberg of the U.S. Supremo Court refused to interfere. While newsmen and photographers waited outside the Dade County jail, Perez Jimenez was slipped out of the kitchen entrance and rushed to Miami International Airport where a chartered Venezuelan airliner has been standing by. faclorily protect Canada's nation a! interests and conform with the position Canada has taken inter nationally on the nondissemina- lion of nuclear weapons." In a prepared statement, the prime minister said the Uniled States wil! retain custody of nuclear stockpiles. But Canada will share control in any use of the warheads, he added. "When the stockpiles are established the warheads will remain in United States custody, and for this purpose small units of United Stales custodial personnel will be slalioned al Ihe Canadian storage sites, at bases which will of course remain under Canadian command and control," Pearson's stalemenl said. "With custody remaining with the Uniled Stales, the arrangement does not add to the numbers of governments having nu% clear weapons at their independent disposal." "Finally, these 1 nuclear warheads cannot be used operationally without the authorization ol the Canadian government. "Joint control is thus assured.' Leftist lo Head Congo Government BRAZZAVILLE, Congo Repub- lie (AP)—The Congo Republic's army today announced the appointment of Alphonso Massamba- Dcbat, described by friends as a moderate leftist, to head a provisional government for the Congo Republic. "make a very strong case." But he added that he is keeping an open mind until all the evidence is in. Impressed The Georgia Democrat said he was "impressed thai Ihe witnesses are aware that there are military disadvantages" in adher- herence svhile maintaining they are more than offset by other factors in U.S. favor. Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said in a separate interview that he believes the treaty is picking up votes as the hearings proceed, on the basis of a very effective presentation. Sen. John 0. Pastore, D-R.L, chairman of Ihe Joint Atomic Energy Committee, said he thought the case for ratification is "terrifically strong. If anyone had any doubts about this treaty," he added, "I think he found a great deal of comfort and assurance in Ihe leslimony." The Ihree chairmen voiced their opinions before the Foreign Relations Committee went behind closed doors lo queslion Director John A. McCone of the Central Intelligence Agency on the security aspects of the treaty banning nuclear tesls in the atmosphere, underwater and in space. Committees The three committees, sitting jointly, heard Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor testify Thursday that the Joint Chiefs of Staff, of which he is chairman, agreed to support ratification without any "pressures" or "arm twisting" from Pentagon civilian superiors. He said they based their support on assurances of: 1. "Comprehensive, aggressive, and continuing" weapons development and improvement in Ihe underground testing environment permitted by the treaty. 2. Maintenance of modern nu- (Continued on Pugo £i Col. 3) Justice Goofed Same Name, 2Bum Checks WOOD RIVER — Two men, both signing themselves as "Leroy A. Justice," seemed lo be overdoing it a bil when Ihey presented identical chocks to a Wood River bank teller within a few minutes of each other Thursday. In fact, the second "Leroy A. Justice," who presented the teller tho second check for $197.60, upon perceiving the, extent to which a bum check caper was being overdone, also perceived that flight was the belter part of valor. Now Wood River police are looking for two men—the' man who cashed the first check and the second man, who (led from the bank without the cash. In the meantime 1 , an officer of First National Bank of Wood River, wlyere the first chock was cashed and where tho second chock attracted tho dumbfounded attention of tin- toller, said th"' bank appeared lo bo holding tin: bag for the $197.l>0 handed over to the first num. The payroll type checks, Police Chief James Bucknor said, hud been stolen from G. 11. Steinberg contracting firm of Granite City. An incidental sidelight lo thu story was Ihu fuel that it Wood River man, who was present at Ihe lime that Ihe second "Leroy A. Justice" took to his heels, Informed police that the same mwi had offered tho check to him curlier in tho day und he Imij dccliiuxl lo cash it. Police questioned him al length in tho hopu Ihuy might tjluun It)' formation that could loud to Uio apprehension of one or both of Iho mon, but thu informant lutor «m< (eased hits statement wan it Imiw and thai ho knew nothing whttt- ever of thu Kltuatlwi, • lie wag axpuctuU to ho from custody lulor In the day, lulu 1

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