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fAMtLV .... . . . o St*OfttS ....... t'AOP It 1.1 U 18 18 COMICS .., fcLASSIflfeD OBttUAnV EVENING Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years COOL SUBTfiA* Low 55, Hlffh 80 \Vcnthet, ttoiv I) Established January 15, 1836, Vol. CXXVItl, No. 183 ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1963 18 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Barnett Accused Of Politics JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Gov Ross Darnell stood accused todn of "playing politics" thai coul have cost every college In th stale Its accreditation. Five members of the slnle col lego board hurled the accusatlo In explaining why Ibey volec against Darnell's effort to ous Negro student James H. Mcredlt from the University of Mississlpp before he can graduate Sunday. The five said the last dllch movi against Meredith was an obllqw effort to hurl a candidate for gov ernor, J. P. Coleman. They referred to a Jacksoi anll-C o 1 e m a n newspaper slory which blamed the board's 6-5 vot against Darnell, on appointee named by former governors Cole man and Hugh While. They referred to a story In newspaper, which has endorse Coleman's rival in the gubcrna torial race, Lt. Gov. Paul B Johnson. The story blamed th bjard's 6-5 vote against Darnel on appointees named by forme governor Coleman and Hugl White. "The situation has once again been used lor political purposes as the article in the (Jackson Clarion-Ledger very c 1 e a r 1; shows," the live said. "If the board had denied Mere dith his diploma then every young man and woman in this state would have been left without an accredited college, university 01 medical school to allend this year so far as the state universities am colleges are concerned," the: added. They referred to the fact tha the stale schools already were on probation by Ihe Southern Asso ciation of Colleges and Secondary Schools due to previous "politica interference." The sixth man in the vote agains' Darnett was out of the state anc was not part of the joint explana tory statement issued by the five Buddhists Ask U. S., UN for Intervention HUE, Viet Nam (AP)—Pressure for world intervention in South Viet Nam's Buddhist crisis mounted today with warnings from Buddhist leaders in Saigon that more fiery suicides anc bloodshed are imminent. They cabled pleas to President Kennedy, U.N. Secretary-General U Thant and Buddhist organizations for some outside brake to the South Viet Nam government's alleged trealment of Buddhists. The cables detailed burnings, hunger strike and demonstrations and claimed "the government ig nores all thise because President Diem is ill advised by people about him." They added "other sacrifices are Imminent, despite our interdiction and olher mass demonstrations with bloodshed are in prospect." 'R.S.S. Gunewardene, Ceylon's chief delegate the United Nalions, announced that he expects to ask for a special session of the U.N. General Assembly lo deal with the situation. His country is principally Buddhist and he himself is a Buddhist, He told newsmen thai he had conferred with Thant, who also Is a Buddhist from Burma, and would lalk to delegates of other Buddhist countries before he makes a formal request for the session next Tuesday, In Hue, quiet followed the suicide burning of a 71-year-old monk, the fifth in a series of protest immolations. The government lifted Ihe mar- Ual law it Imposed Friday and removed the barricades around Hue's Tu Dam pagoda. VICTORY PARADE EAST ST. LOUIS—James Peake, a Louis banks was announced. The tri- wliite paraplegic in tlie wheelchair, and umpbant march was led by two police A I 1> _1 1YTM11 ._.__• J l . . „., _ _ * . . • celcbrators. (AP Wirephoto) Alfred Williams carrying the paper on motorcycles, followed by singing and the left of Peake, lead part of a march shouting children, and the rest of the to East St. Louis' Frank 1 " 1 1> "- 1 * ••<-'••- —•»« *— /*« »M—i._j.-> agreement on employme NAACP Wins Bank •••..•/• Dispute EAST ST. LOUIS, 111. (AP) Civil rights leaders reachec agreemenl Friday for employment of 20 Negroes in East St. Louis banks and promised to stop demonstrations against Ihe banks. James Peake, a while field secretary for the Nalional Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said at the end of a victory parade: "We are going to immediately investigate reported .job racial discrimination in other East St. Louis industry." Peake mentioned supermarkets, ililities and other stores, but did iot elaborate. Peake, a paraplegic, was pushed in a wheel chair at the head of Ihe parade. Represenlalives of Ihe banks, .he NAACP, and Ihe Human Re- ations Council reached an agreement on hiring practices after a 2Va hour meeling. Atty. Ray Carr, a spokesman for the banks, said 20 Negroes will be hired as soon as screening s finished, The agreement includes a 60-day deadline for hiring he Negroes. "Thirteen will be hired on a part time trainee basis, As soon as vacancies occur, during the normal operation of the business nstitutions, they will be hired •egularly," Carr said. Seven oilier Negroes will be ilred for jobs which now exist. The agreemenl said in no case vould Ihe part time Negro em- )loyes work less than 12 hours a veek for less than $20 a week. While Ihe lalks were in prog- 'ess police asked state and coun- y officers to be on Ihe alert to neel any further protests like Thursday's in which 170 persons vere arrested for unlawfully as- embling in a mob form. The demonstrators lay down in he First Nalional Bank and po- ice had to carry them to police !ars and then into Ihe station. Police said 33 were booked. Vlany others were turned over to uvenile authorities, Driver Killed When Truck Jack-Knifes SOUTH BELOIT, 111. (AP)-A emi-trailer truck rig veered off 10 Illinois Northwest Tollway riday night, jack-knifed and ov- rlurned, killing the driver, John 30, of Stacy, Minn. State olicc said Olson may have lost onlrol after dozing at the wheel. 4 Admit They Stripped Cars Belleville police Friday afternoon arrested four East St. Louis- men who admitted stealing cars in Alton and stripping then Big Trouble Alderman's Car Hit, Stolen and Stripped' Newell AU en ' real estate dealer and 3rd Ward alderman, had problems with his 1963 car Friday night. Jt was hit by another car qnd then, a few hours later, stolen and stripped a few blocks from hjs home. His car, parked In front of his home at 7Q5 Euclid, was struck by a car driven by Mary A, Korte, JQ, 1028 Langdon Street at 11:15 p.m. Friday. Miss Korto told police that as she wp attempting to drive away from the "curb, Allen's car was struck in the rear. Miss Korte was treated at Alton Memorial Hospital for a cut lip. When Allen awakened this morning his car was missing. He thought it had been towed away by the police. Meanwhile, police received a phono call at 6:50 this morning (rom Glen Mary, 909 Elliott, who reported a wrecked car in his front yard, with the front wheels Police said someone had pushed Allen's car sway from his twme and down the street where they stripped Lit, this week. The four men are charged with) stealing a 19G3 demonstrator Pontiac from the Quality Pontiac car lot on East Broadway Tuesday and a 1957 Pontiac from the front of the home of Robert Amoson, 528 George St., Alton, Thursday. The car stolen from Quality Pontiac was found the same dav stripped in Milchell, by the Illinois State Police. Amoson's car was'-found Friday in Belleville by Belleville Police. Belleville Police said the fou men arrested were Bobby Ma lone, 22, Earl Cotton, 19, Sidnc, Collins Jr., 26, and Floyd Higgs 19, all of East St. Louis. The four men will be brought I Alton on a criminal complain of aulo theft, signed by Polio Chief John Heafner. Pilot, U.S. Laud Soviets In Rescue OTIS AIR FORCE BASE, Mass (AP)—The U.S. government anc American airman had praise today for Soviet fishermen who rescued the flier 87 miles off Cape Cod. Capt. Hugh Lavallee, 29, of the Wassachusetls National Guard parachuted 20,000 feet from his disabled fighter plane on Friday and was rescued by Ihe crew o: a Soviet fishing vessel. "They were extremely friendly' Lavallee said. "No one spoke English fluently, but I was able to communicate with them. They all shook my hand several times and kept saying 'Peace.' I jus smiled and thanked Ihem." Rear Adm, Chester L. Harding, commandant of the 1st Coast Guard District, sent a message to the rescue ship, Johannes Ware, reading in part: "Your prompl action ... is greatly appreciated." Lavallee, a Springfield, Mass., insurance man in civilian life, dropped to the calm, sunlit ocean in an area where an estimated 300 Soviet vessels were fishing. The Johannes Ware was "alerted to Lavallee's plight by other American fliers. A motor launch was sent three-quarters of a mile to where the captain was on an inflated rubber boat. The American was brought back .0 the Soviet ship, where a doctor .ook stitches in Lavallee's cut chin ind swabbed bruises around his eyes. A crewman doffed his clothes :»nd gave Ihem to Luvallee in place of his drenched uniform. A U.S. Coasl Guard helicopter muled Lavellee from the deck of [he big Soviet ship and brought him to Otis AFB for further treatment. DATA AT THE DAM lompenuuix' Yesiercluy's today 72", high 87', low 02°. River itoue below Precipitation • *l<li am at 8 a.m. Pool ?M. 24 lirs. to 8 a.m. Trace. TODAY'S CHUCKLE The liat that captures a woman's interest is the same one that captures her husband's principal. (0 1803, General Features Corp.) Jimenez Luxuriates In Prison By RICHAUD G. MASSOCK CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ex-dictator Marcos Perez Jimen ez was held in a luxury cell o Venezuela's main penitentiary to day, awaiting trial on charges o embezzling millions during hi term in office. With the dubious distinction _ being the first former chief of stat extradited from the United States Perez Jimenez was flown b; chartered plane from Miami, Fla." to a heavily guarded Venezuelar air force base on Friday. Surrounded by detectives eight patrol cars and nationa guardsmen in three trucks, he was sped to the prison at San Juan de los Morros, 50 miles southwes; of Caracas. Permitted under Venezuelan lavs to enjoy any prison comforts he can pay for, Perez Jimenez had a special, air-conditioned, isolated cell equipped with a television set waiting for him. In a recent court suii in Miami it was alleged that the former dictator was worth at least $700 million. n President Romulo Betancourt, who had sought since 1959 to gel Perez Jimenez extradited, claims that during the ex-dictator's term in office, from December 1952 to January 1958. he stole at least $13 million and thai many more em bezzlemenls may show up. Perez Jimenez lived in a Miami Beach villa after be left Venezuela until his arrest and transfer to the Dade County, Flu., juil eight months ago. He was held here in a G-by 10-fooi solitary confinement cell. Justice Arthui oldberg of the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for extradition by turning down Perez Jimenez' appeal for a stay as be- 'ng without merit. The extradition movo was taken under a treaty signed by Venezue- "a and the United Spates in 1922. The pudgy <l9-year-old politician smiled wanly as he entered Ihe )!ane, He showed no emotion as he nlered the penitentiary. His wife Flor, shaken by the evelopment, remained in the nunsion at Miami under sedation. Railroad Picture Brighter; Unions Okay Arbitration 185 Saved As Ferry Goes Down By DAVID GKUBNICK NAHA, Okinawa (AP)—A ferry boot believed carrying as many as 240 persons capsized and sank off Okinawa today and 185 persons were reported rescued in an inlense air-sea operalion. Two persons were known dead and the remainder were missing. Authorities here said the vessel's manifest listed 199 passcn- ers and crewmen, out Okinawan police reports said about 40 more passengers had boarded the ferry just before departure and were not carried on the manifest. The rescue included four Amor- can servicemen and officials said nformation presently available indicated they were the only Americans aboard the ferry. Twenty-nine persons were res- :ued from waters off an island by U.S. military helicopters and another 156 persons were picked up by surface craft, authorities said. Westbound The ferry, the 300-ton Midor Maru, had left Nairn's Tomai port at 11 a.m. local lime head ing for Kumejima Island, 50 inile to the west. The ferry was sai o have capsized about 12:0 p.m., bul firsl word of the sink ing did not reach Naha unti about 5 p.m. U.S. military aircraft, includ ing helicopters, joined fishinj boats in the rescue operalion. Local authorities said they hai the last names of Brinkwatei Ostermiller, Brancroft and Nixoi for the four American servicemei rescued. They said they had n first names or hometowns immec lately. The survivors who were bein brought into the Nairn port are appeared to be in fair shape bu most apparently escaped with no thing more than the clothing the; were wearing. Shannon McCune, U.S. civil ac ministrator for the Ryukyus termed the success of the rescu< operation "amazing." One U.S. Army helicopter pilot Major C.A. Wyllie, brought more than 20 survivors into Naha aii Dase. Despite Delay the success of the search and rescue work, officials lere were amazed that it took more than four hours for the firsl word of the sinking to be re ceived in Naha. The site of the area where the ferry went down vas pinpointed about 18 miles tvest of Naha in fishing grounds vhere sea traffic normally i. leavy. The Japanese newspaper Asaln •eported the sinking became mown when two survivors were picked up by a ship in the area. An earlier report had said that wo survivors swam ashore to report the sinking. This apparently vas erroneous. The ferry boat was originally n airplane rescue ship, built in 1943 and used by the Japanese lavy in World War II. The Kyu shu Yusen Steamship Co., on apan's southernmost island of <yushu, bought her after the war nd the Ryukyu Maritime Transport, Co. in 1953. Indian Arrested on Smuggling Charge CHICAGO (AP) — A seaman rom India was arrested by cus oms agents and charged with muggling today after he alleged' y tried to sell two pounds of pium to a federal investigator. Arrested was Jagdish C. Sharia, 24, of Bombay. Customs gents also confiscated eight xmnds of opium that they esti- lated was worth $200,000 on the etall illegal market. 'Justice 9 Is a Blind Same Phony Name Marks Third Bum Check in Area A stolen check artist using the iume of Leroy A. Justice, who tied his act at the Wood River 3ank Thursday, also plied his rude at an Alton Department tore, Alton police were Inor mod today. A "Leroy A. Justice" cashed $197.60 check at the Alton Plaza Store of P. N. Hlrsoh riuirsday while vorlh of clothes, buying $30 Two men signing themselves as "Leroy A. Justice" presented Identical checks for $197.60 to a Wood River Bank within a few minutes of each other Thursday. The first check was cashed but the second one brought suspicion and the passer fled from the bank. * The payroll checks had been Stolen from G. H. Sternberg con- trading (inn of Granite City. SAVED FROM SUDSING KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Climbing out of a bundle of soiled sheets where she spent 13 hours, is Susie, a 2-wecks-old puppy. The puppy had crawled into the bundle to sleep and nearly ended up in the washing machine of a Kansas City commercial laundry. (AP Wirephoto) To Talk Over SIBA's Offer Negotiators of the District Council of Madison County Car penlers will take a proposal from the Southern Illinois Builder Assn. before the District meeting in Edwardsville Monday night The two groups met in a lengthy negotiating session at Belleville Friday in an effort to reach an agreement in the construction strike, which started Aug. 1. The District Council of Madison County Carpenters is composed of 35 delegates from local unions in Madison, Bond, and Jersey counties and parts of Calhoun, Macoupin and Greene counties. The strike, affecting a total of •5150,000,000 in construction projects in Southwestern Illinois ol underway when the contract expired July 31. The ironworkers and cement 'inishers refused to work without a contract. The Maidson County carpenters kept on the job until this veek. The carpenters took a strike •ote in Edwardsville last Saturday and started putting pickets on jobs this week. The picketing closed down all major projects. Many of the projects were resumed when interim contracts vere signed with contractors. The jobs affected now are the ones worked on by Southern Illinois Builders Assn. contractors. The unions have been asking 'or a 60-cent an hour pay hike ipread over three years. The lontraclors in the past have of- ered 30-cents spread over three ears. Daley Raps Press on Civil Rights CHICAGO (AP) - Mayor Richrd J. Daley, an occasional tar et of civil rights protests, has uggested that the press may bo ivlng racial demonstrators too mch publicity. "No one is for suppression of ews, but sometimes the point rises where the media create news," the mayor told a news onference Friday. "They should ask the question, s this important news to all the eople'?" Daley also criticized picketing f his home and the homes of hicago school officials. He said aclal demonstrations probably 'ould end if they were given no ubliclty. "You have Ihe right to cover c news, but there's a responsi- ility as to what is covering the ews and what Is manufacturing he news," the Democratic offi- ial told newsmen. "These things ore small indents and put entirely out of pro- Treasure Hunt for Rail Loot LONDON (AP) - Police asked hikers and picnickers today tc join a mammoth weekend trea sure hunt for the rest of the $' million loot from Britain's grea train robbery. Any hole found dug in the countryside, for example, should be reported, the police said The appeal came after the discovery Friday of four discarded bags stuffed with $282,520 in bank notes in a wooded Surrey beauty spot. Tho find, bringing the total amount recovered so far to $678,179, strengthened a police theory that the gang which pounced with such precision on the Glasgow- London mail train 10 days ago now is panicking. Arrests Five persons have been arrested and charged with minoi roles in the robbery. Scotland Yard pressed the hunt for the big shots. The police, coast guard and navy kept a special watch on the English Channel in case any gang member attempted to slip to the Continent. A man and a woman on the >vay to work found the money bags—two zippered grips, a briefcase and a suitcase—30 yards "rom a road through Redlands Vood. The loot apparently had been dumped only a short time before he discovery by John Ahern, 53, i clerk, and Mrs. Esa Hargrave. Only one case was half hidden. Ahern was giving Mrs. Har- jravc a lift on his motorcycle. The engine of his motorcycle over- 'seated, so they stopped at Red- ands Wood. Ahern said he thought a picnic >arty had left the bags. Finding them stuffed with money, he said "I couldn't believe it. 've never seen so much money >cfore." Humping Lout Police said the sang evidently s dumping loot too hot to handle mywhere and by t!;o easeful. Several gang members, police said, may have had the same plan of buying a used cur hiding the voney in the trunk and putting 'he vehicle in a quiet garage until he heat is off. The two men arrested, Roger John Cordrey and William Boal, vere charged Friday with robbing the mail train "with others inknown." Goal's wife, Rene, and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Pilgrim, were charged with receiving some of he loot. The three run a florist shop south of London. Proposal Binding On 2 Key Issues WASHINGTON (AP) — Rail negotiations inched forward today, spurred by conditional union acceptance of a Labor Department, proposal for arbitration of the two key issues in Ihe prolonged work rules dispute. The unions' provisional acceptance on Friday of Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz 1 proposal —to which the carriers agreed ivithout reservation—signaled a possible major breakthrough in the deadlock that threatens to produce a nationwide rail strike Aug. 29. But Wirtz dei-lnrrd, "We're by no means home," and J. E. Wolfe, chief negotiator for thr railroads, viewed the unions' conditions as amounting to rejection of the secretary's plan. To Mi't-l Wolfe snid, however, that attorneys for the carriers would meet today with lawyers for the five operating unions to examine legal problems posed by Wirtz 1 proposal. No lime for the lawyers' mooting was announced. The unions made public today a letter sent to the chairmen of the Senate and House Commerce committees again urging enactment of legislation lo establish a special congressional watchdog committee to look on while collective bargaining between the two sides continued. The letter said that the unions would agree to arbitrate the firemen's and crew make-up issues in a "binding form immediately following the disposition of the remaining issues in this case." Signing The letter was drawn up before the tentative agreement on Wirtz proposal, however, and a spokesman for the unions said that the condition would not interfere with signing by union leaders of the proposed arbitration agreement. The letter to Congress, he said is merely a proposal by the unions for a procedure under which issues other than the two key is sues—fireman's jobs and train crew make-up—can be handled while arbitration on these two key issues continues. These issues include wage structure and fringe br-nefits, employment security, manning of motor cars and self-propelled vehicles inlet-divisional runs and combination of road and yard York by certain train crews. On some of these issues there already is agreement in principle by both parlies. Advanced on Thursday night, Wirtz' plan calls for submitting he questions of firemen's jobs and makeup of train crews to an irbitration board of management, union and public representatives. The board would make a binding decision on these key issues. Other issues would be left to settle- ment by the two sides. In giving qualified approval, the unions said there first must be igreement on procedures to settle he "other than manning issues." Wirtz said Labor Department of finals would meet with rail and inion representatives on this mater over the weekend. "At this moment, it is Impossible to know whether a settlement .-an be reached privately," the secretary said Friday night. "The •situation is very critical." After learning of the unions' statement, Wolfe said, "Their response was so surrounded with reservations as to cast doubt on :heir sincerity." He told newsmen the unions' position "may present rin insurmountable obstacle" to final settlement. Deadline Unless the dispule is seltled or egislation to deal with it is massed, the railroads will put the iob-eliminating rules into effect Aug. 29, Wolfe said. The unions lave said they will call an immediate strike once the rules changes are posted. At the core of the dispute are he jobs of about 32,000 firemen on yard engines and freight trains. The i-ailroads say they are no longer needed. The unions contend they are essential for efficient and safe operations. The number of men—conductors and brakemen—to be assigned to train crews is the other chief item in disagreement. President Kennedy proposed turnivi;,' the dilemma over to the Interstate Commerce Commission, which would decide work-rules issues for a two-year interim while the parlies continued negotiations for a permanent settlement. Except for holding hearings, Congress has been slow to act. Fast Doc Loses to Stork—and Police OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) — The baby was born before Dr. Richard A. Morrin could arrive at Ihe hospital, but it wasn't because the doctor wasn't hurrying, police said. • They said the Durand physician collected four traffic tickets en route to the hospital and was going so fast,, when he arrived that he oy- ershot the hospital's driveway. Police said Dr. Morrin also was found to be carrying no driver's license. Test Treaty Expected In Senate in 2 Weeks By JOHN CIIADWICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. J. V. Fulbright says his foreign re- ations committee should be ready vithin two weeks to send the imited nuclear tost ban treaty to he Senate floor. The Arkansas Democrat pre- licls overwhelming ralification of he ban on all but underground ilasts— perhaps with fewer than 0 votes in opposition. Fulbright made this forecast r riduy after John A. McCone, di- ector of the Central Intelligence Agency, told the committee he avors ralification and regards he treaty as compatible with na- ional security. Earlier, Fulbright had said the ote might be 80-20 in favor of tie pact— well over the required wo-thirds majority. McCone' s en- orsement probably reduced the pposition further, Fulbright told lewsmen. McCone's secret testimony ounded out tho first week of ommittee hearings, Members of ic Senate Armed Services Coin- niltee and senators who serve on he joint Senate-House Atomic Cnergy Committee have been iitting in. The armed services group has isked Secretary of Defense Robrt S. McNamaru lor a statement citing forth how safeguards rged by Ihe .lolnt Chiefs of Stuff »re to be carried out. Fulbrighl aid he does not expect this to lelay action by his committee. McNumura has given the pact .is blessing, and the military chiefs have endorsed it provided the ban is accompanied by certain safeguards to reduce what they term disadvantages and risks. These safeguards include an aggressive program for nuclear weapons development through underground tests, maintenance of modern nuclear laboratory facilities, a readiness to resume atmospheric testing promptly should the Soviet Union abrogate the treaty and improvement of techniques lo detect violations, (it'll. l.oiMay Friday, the Senate preparedness subcommittee, a unit of the armed services committee, heard Gen. Curtis K. LeMuy, Air Force chief of staff. The subcommittee chairman, Son. John Stennls, D- Miss., reported LcMay supported the treaty but expressed "far more concern than the other military chiefs." LoMuy will have a chance tp testify publicly Monday before the foreign relations committee, along with Con. Karlo Wheeler, Army f.'lilof of sluff; Adm. Duvtd McDonald, chief of navul opera- lions, and Gen. David Shoup, the Marino Corps commandant. Sen, Barry Goldwaler, a member of the Stunnls mittee, told newsmen "I just don't think the military Imve their warts in this." And, In a speech Friday night In Madison, Win,, Goldwaler described the tout boo UB the first step toward 4 treaty nuallng &> viol domination ol Kuropwuii unites. 1

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