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TWO l«elat*<f Pr+ei|»M«n«N. Ht>t . J ...._...^...-.-.-.v^.-.. ^ ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SATURDAY, AUGUST j FAIR SUNDAY * Scattered showers and thtmdershmv- ers will occur Saturday night over the Northeast, the central and southern Plateau and the south Pacific coast states. It will be mostly fair to partly For More Treaties Khrushchev May Under Pressure cloudy elsewhere. It will be cooler over the Northeast and warmer over the southern Plains, Gulf const and south Atlantic coast. (AP Wirephoto Map) WeatherForecast Alton and vicinity — Generally, fair and cool tonight. Low tonight 55 to 60. Clear to partly cloudy and pleasant Sunday with the high around 80. Outlook for Monday increasing cloudiness and a little warmer. By JOHN M. HIGirrOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — Sovie Premier Khrushchev is believed to be under domestic as well as for eign pressures to reach new agreements with the United States and its allies for easing tensions and reducing the dangers of war This belief evidently underlies the cautious optimism indicatec by Secretary of State Dean Rusk at his news conference Friday that further East-West accords following up the nuclear test ban success, may be possible. Rusk particularly cited the possibility of working out a system for stationing observers in key transportation centers of the greal powers to guard against the danger of surprise attack. Unstable At the same time he warned Observe Slaying of East Berliner BERLIN (AP) — Two hundred West Berliners gathered at the Red Wall today and paid tribute to Peter Feebler, a young East Berliner shot down a year ago trying to escape. . The crowd watched as Maj. Gen, James H. Polk, U.S. Berlin commandant, and Mayor Willy * Brandt laid wreaths at the Fechter memorial a few feet from where he was shot near U.S. Checkpoint Charlie. Dozens of East Berliners, living near the spot where the 18- year-old construction worker was cut down by Red submachine gun bullets, peered from behind curtains as Polk and Brandt stood silently for one minute with their heads bowed. The simple wooden cross was flanked by four, black-draped pylons carrying flaming torches on the top. West Berlin policemen stood honor guard. A number of East German border guards were patrolling the Wall, while others observed the ceremony through holes in the wall of the bombed-out building just across from tha memorial. In anticipation of anti-Communist demonstrations that could easily turn into rioting, police cordoned off the Checkpoint Charlie area. Only a few persons at a time were allowed to pass through police lines near the memorial. Fechter was gunned down by border guards Aug. 17, 1962, when he and a fellow worked tried to scale the wall. While his friend made it to West Berlin, Fechter was hit in the back, standing on top of the wall. He toppled backward and lay Weeding for nearly an hour before the East Germans carried him away. He died on route to a hospital. West Berliners were furious over the slaying. There was considerable criticism of U.S. authorities for not ordering their troops to go to Fechter's rescue. BOY CHESS WIZARD TO COMPETE IN RUSSIA JOHANNESBURG - A 16-year- old South African boy, David Friedgood, has been chosen to play in the world junior chess championships in Leningrad. David, who comes from Johannesburg, has been playing chess since he, was eight, and lias already gained a reputation by sweeping the-board against senior oppon ents. He is now busy swotting up chess phrases for his trip to the Soviet Union. that the hopeful situation could be turned upside down "by tomorrow morning", and added: "We just have to keep working al it to see what can happen." Rusk was in the Soviet Union a week ago and held policy talks with Khrushchev and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko. Richmond Won't Need Rabies Shots The State Public Health Laboratory of East St. Louis in- He is scheduled to meet Gro- formed Alton police Friday af- myko in New York next month foi further discussions on the next round of U.S.-Soviet negotiations to reduce tensions. Meanwhile, he is directing consultations with the United States' North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies on a possible nonaggression pact with Soviet bloc countries and on related issues. Rusk said he believes the Soviet Union "has some real interest in this test ban treaty and in exploring these matters (issues of possible fuure agreement) fur her." "I think the argument betwee Moscow and Peking about the role of thermonuclear war in the modern world is a serious argument," Rusk declared. Civilian Needs T believe that the Soviet Union does have, as all of us have, some great unfinished tasks for ts own people in which it would ike to make substantially large nvestment." Rusk's reference to the conflict beteen the Soviet Union and Red China was in line with a view videly held by top government of- icials that Khrushchev is serious- y worried about the growing hostility in the Red Chinese leaders oward the Kremlin and feels hat he should improve his rela- ions with the West and demonstrate that his policy of peaceful coexistence can produce results. The dispute over thermonuclear var is a fundamental issue of the conflict. Khrushchev argues that he Communists cannot afford to ise major war as an instrument 'or spreading revolution. The Chinese contend that great •isks are necessary and that war s probably inevitable in the process. Rusk did not spell out what economic pressures he sees operat- ng on Khrushchev, but his general comment was in line with what well-informed officials say privately. Their view is that Khrushchev must find some way of reducing military costs and the mil- tary drain on Soviet industrial resources if he is to expand the civilian economy and increase ac- ivities in the light industry and consumer goods fields. Unfinished Tasks This evidently was what Rusk :iad in mind in referring to "great unfinished tasks." Presumably Khrushchev hopes that agreements with the West would lessen the danger of war ivould make it possible to make the reductions in military costs vhich would allow him to finance activities in other fields. Friday night, W. Averell Hardman, chief U.S. negotiator of the imited nuclear test ban treaty, said that after last October's Cujan missile crisis showdown "it jecame very evident that Mr. Khrushchev did not want to have anything to do with atomic war." Khrushchev is finding it very ;xpensive to keep up the arms .ace, Harriman said in a program taped for Florida radio-television stations. The Soviet Union is trying to ;et all nations to sign the treaty to "keep the spotlight on Red China for failing to sign," Hard man continued. "They are trying to make the world believe that Red China is more dangerous than they are." Attention AH Members of the Hotel & Restaurant Imployees & Bartenders Union—Local 243 |n accordance with Article 3, Section 1 of the local byluws, meeting* will be held the 3rd Monday morning at 10 a.m. and the 3rd Monday evening at 8 p.m. of each month Beginning August 19, J»we» Robertson, President •••' Nancy l«e Sarhsge, Seoy, & Treag. ternoon the squirrel that ran up an Alton man's arm Thursday was not rabid. Charles Richmond, 43. 2334 Maxey St. had his bout with the squirrel in his front yard while returning from a grocery store. The squirrel started up his leg and when Richmond put the grocery sack down it ran up his arm. Richmond was scratched on the arm when he flung the animal away. The animal was killed by a passing dog. Police rushed the head of the animal to East St. Louis for examination while Richmond waited to see if he had to take treatment for rabies. It was later learned the animal may have been a friendly pet squirrel kept by a neighbor. 11-Year-Old Sells Maps In Space Age HOUSTON, Tex. (AP)-Thirty- one home-made maps of nearby Taylor Lake Village, at 10 cents each, brought 11-year-old Cathleen Wakeland a profit of $3.10 after she discovered that sight seers will pay for maps showing :he homes of the nation's astro nauts. But they also got her in trouble with the law, represented by City Marshal A. A. (Red) Lancon. Lancon put a stop to the sale. He said he did it to protect the privacy of the astronauts. Cathleen, undaunted, is making a new batch of the maps, with the full backing of her mother, Mrs. W. R. Wakeland. "Newspaper reporters, television cameramen and radio men come out here," Mrs. Wakeland says of Taylor Lake Village. "There is a steady stream of sightseers. Yet Cathleen is told she can't sell maps." "I've told her that if anyone objects to her selling the maps, she should tell them the astronauts know that's part of the price they pay for being famous individuals," Mrs. Wakeland said. "And she can tell the city marshal to come see me. "People come in and drive through the area looking at all the houses. They don't know which houses belong to the astronauts, They often ask the kids. And the kids sometimes send them on wild goose chases." Mrs. Wakeland said few sight' seers try to intrude on the astronauts. "Most of them just want to go by and see the houses and maybe take a few pictures," she said. Cathleen said sightseers spend more time in the area when they have to hunt for the homes of the astronauts guided by than they her maps. do when ATTENTION , . , TRUCK and CAR DRIVERS ;> We Repair and Change < All Kinds of Tires. <j '24 HOUR ROAD SERVICE?, 1 M Insist On Union Service |* ' CAM. HO 2,8623 I HAPER'S I 24-HOUR ! VOWING SEItVtCE 601 Pearl St. Alton, Says Shoes Are Scarce In Cuba B.V THEOtlRE A. EODtORft MIAMI, Fla. (Ufc>-Cuba is be coming a shoeless nation 1 ," i woman refugee who escaped Fidel Castro kidnapers said today. "Shoes are getting scarcer all the time and thousands in Cuba are barefoot, especially children," Mrs. Olga de Hernandez reported. Several members of her party, Including her three children, wore shoes for the first time in months. Her son, Reogelio, celebrated his 12th birthday today with shoes. Havana butchers Domingo Gonzalez and Gabriel Bolanos looked uncomfortable but natty in sporty brown oxfords to which they were unaccustomed. Refugee Center They were outfitted with the shoes after visiting the Cuban refugee center along with others of the party of 10 that eluded Castro gunboats earlier this week on British-owned Anguilla Cay. They had landed there after flee ing their countries. Bolanos grinned as his Zapatos (Spanish for shoes) squeaked. He remarked, "This, is great, one person in 10 in Cuba is without shoes or has some ragged things that hardly could be called shoes." Mrs. Hernandez, who said that she and her family hid behind bushes and prayed when the Cas tro raiders arrived at the island, said they fled Cuba because "life there has become miserable." "We don't even have freedom of worship," said the slender, wor ry-lined woman of 33. "One night recently." she related, "three youths with guns in holsters and open shirts invaded the Matanzas Presbyterian church while the congregation sang hymns. Kept Singing "Our pastor told us to keep on singing which we d : d. Then the pastor spoke. The invaders left but shouted through the windows 'viva Fidel, viva Fidel'." Scarcities are multiplying, Mrs. Hernandez reported. Cubans complain, she said, about insufficient and poor quality rice. This cereal is eaten at least "twice daily by Cubans. Mrs. Hernandez and other es- :apees said Russians are everywhere in Cuba. "We were tired of seeing them," she declared. Her husband, Francisco, who left Cuba last December for Miami and returned to get his family, remarked, "We thank God for this, but something must be done about the 19 who were snatched back. That kind of thing is an example of life under Communism." Pay Withholding Authorized for Municipalities SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)— Gov. Otto Kerner approved Friday a bill authorizing all governmental agencies except the state to provide a check-off system for union dues of employes. It also authorizes withholding of part of wages to pay for group hospitalization, accident and medical insurance, savings bonds and charitable contributions. Kerner vetoed a bill to extend the jurisdiction of the Southwest Regional Port District in St. Clair County to include the township of Lenzburg, New Athens, Fayetteville and Englentann. He signed some other bills affecting the same district, including one authorizing the agency to acquire, build and maintain industrial, factory, storage and office buildings. Other measures approved by Kerner included; Authorizing the Southwest Regional Port District to acquire and operate edifices for collection of objects of natural history, art and science and to charge an admission fee. Extending to the port district the powers of the Industrial Building Revenue Bond Act of the mun icipal code. Requiring that in a single town ship road district, the highway commissioner must submit a program to the town meeting for approval. (uiHKvSi^^^. -.^K ^MAite| Bi-State Through a luneheott conference with representatives of the fil Slate Transit System Friday noon Mayor P. W. Day learned that the management plans to keep In clos cr contact with the municipalities its consolidated bus facilities serve. Day said he pointed out to As sistnnt Operating Managers Roy E. Krupp and Jack Welllnghof that city officials of Alton' wen. left uninformed of the recently announced plans to change fare schedules, and knew only wha they had read of the proposal it the newspapers. In reply, he said, lie was tolc that other similar complaints hac been made and that this apparen omission was to be corrected. Ii future, he was Informed, munici palities as well as the news medi; will be given notice of any plans for bus service changes in theii particular local, areas. Day told the operating mana gers that he personally had re ceived no complaints of the pro posed unified 25-cent bus fart which would boost bus fares ir Alton by 5 cents. He suggested, however, thai both he and the City Council mem bers would have like to have hac some formal notice of Ihe plar which would have given them def inite information so they coulc answer any questions from the public. The assistant operating managers of Bi-State Transit System called on Mayor Day yesterday of their own volition as a step to keep closer contact with Alton Their call followed a conference with Alton school officials or school pupils' bus fares. Krupp is former head of Citizens Coach Co. which was taken into the Bi-State system. Effects of Ford Strike Spreading CHICAGO HEIGHTS, 111. (AP) —A strike at the Ford Motor Co stamping plant by 3,750 union production workers has brought announcement of layoffs of nearly 10,000 more workers in three other states. Ford said Friday night that the strike, begun by Local 588, United Auto Workers International Union, at midnight Thursday, would idle workers in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, effective Monday. The Chicago Heights plant, shut down by the second walkout in three months, supplies body pan els for all Ford passenger car ines except Lincoln Continental. Ford spokesmen in Detroit and Chicago said layoffs of several :housand more employes would be necessary later in the week if the strike continues. The spokesmen said "efforts will be made to resume negotiations at an early date." They said earlier that the union broke off alks on unresolved grievances over safety regulations. The union had announced a midnight deadline for settlement of 74 remaining of 308 safety grievances originally under dis- lussion. James Hamby, assistant director of the UAW's Region Four, said the strike was approved by the international. In May, members of the local ,vere out nine days on a wildcat strike unauthorized by the international. They returned to work on orders from the UAW after Local 588 was served with a court njunction, Hamby then was appointed to run the local as an administra- or. He said the current strike is over some of the same issues that Drought the wildcat walkout. "The people in the plant are actually afraid because of the dangers of the production line, and nothing has been done to improve safety," Hamby said. Ford, in the same announcement of the other layoffs, said the Chicago Heights plant's frequency of lost time accidents was slightly over 1 for every 2 million man-hours worked as compared to an over-all stamping industry frequency of 6.84 per 2 million tours worked. Mororcyle race championship. THRU AUG. 18th SPRINGFIELD Western horse show. Thrilling parachute jumps. 20,000 free exhibits, Giant carnival midway, t Mile-long Farm«a.rama farm equip* ment shew. FREE GATE AFTER 5 P. f MISS INTERNATIONAL BEAVTl LONG BEACH, Calif. — Miss Gudrun Bjarnadottir of Iceland, named Miss International Beauty in Long Beach, is crowned by the outgoing Miss International — Tania Verstak of Australia. (AP Wirephoto) Miss Iceland Crowned As International Queen By DIAL TORGERSON Associated Press Staff Writer LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP)— The most beautiful girl in the world — said a panel of judges here — is a Scandinavian beauty with red-blonde hair, a secret love, and a name no one can pronounce. Meet Miss International Beauty of 1964: 20-year-old Gudrui) Bjarn- adottir. Much to her surprise, the exquisite Miss Iceland took the in- :ernational beauty title away from J6 other girls from all over the world. Her surprise was genuine, too. She didn't think she had won, at first, because she couldn't understand the way the master of ceremonies, actor Lome Green, said her name when he pro- lounced her the winner. "It's really an easy name," she says, in nearly fluent English. It s, the way she says it — swiftly, ike a cascade of pebbles falling nto an Icelandic fiord. A village of 800 in a treeless valley in Iceland is the unlikely lometown of the tall, statuesque girl with a 38-23-38 figure, the wise of a princess and sparkling ;rey-green eyes. She has the fresh, dewey-eyed ook of an unspoiled country girl —yet she came here, she says, rom a carter as a Paris fashion model. She has secrets, too. "Yes, I have a boy friend," she admitted. She described him in 'lowing Icelandic to her hostess, Alva Swanson. "She means she oves him," said Mrs. Swanson, a former Icelander herself. "I love him," said Gudrun. What's his name? "You just find out," she said mischieveously. She won the contest last night over 14 other finalists as the four- day international beauty spectacular drew to a close. It was nationally televised. Runners-up in order were Miss England, Diana Westbury, 19, of Derbyshire; Miss Austria, Xenia Doppler, 19, of Vienna; Miss American Beauty, Joyce Bryan, 19, of Miami, Fla.; Miss Korea, Yoo-Mi Choi, 20, of Soon- Chun City. Miss Bryan is a native of Decatur, 111. Mobile Classrooms Are Key School Protest Issue CHICAGO (AP) - The mobile classroom has become a vehicle for racial trouble in Chicago. A field at 73rd Street and Lowe Avenue, where 19 of the units are being put into place, is a % focal point of Negro protests against policies of the Chicago Board of Education. Disorders flared early in the week, followed by peaceful picketing. The units look something like house trailers. They are mounted on wheels, pulled to a site by truck and set up on blocks. Two aluminum units, each 32 to 20 feet fit together to make a classroom that accommodates 30 pupils. The rooms are air conditioned, heated and lighted by electricity, They haye drinking fountains and separate restrooms' for boys and girls. The number in use will increase from 200 to 215 in the corning school year. A board spokesman said they are situated in every major section of. the city and house Negro and white children. The prime purpose of the moveable schoolrooms Is to eliminate or reduce the need for dpuble shifts in areas with rapidly grow ing juvenile populations. They are designed for use until permanent buildings can be con structed. Demonstrators at 73rd and Lowe contend that pupils in that largely Negro section should be admitted to schools in white areas rather than sent to what they call "Ghetto Cars." The public school sysem functions on a neighborhood basis. Elementary pupils attend the school in their neighborhood, Thus, each school body matches the racial makeup of the neighborhood—white, Negro or mixed. The Congress of Racial Equality demands an open enrollment policy—letting the youngsters go to schools of their choice. Superintendent Benjamin C. Willis, who has to arrange learning space for 575,000 pupils this fall, says "a great many people" like the mobile classrooms. Three have just been consigned to 128th Street and Escanaba Avenue, a predominantly white area. LONDON — Several members of the British Royal Family will visit Germany, one by one, in the next two years, reports say. NEWS BULLETIN Congratulations to following children! who guessed nearest to number of colorful balls in the basket, thereby winning an Official Baseball Star Model in authentic pose; Jim Collins (0) lielhulto Huron Ernst (12) New Douglas David Harclwlck (4) Alton diaries Huebener (0) Brighton Kurt Killam Alton (13) Karl Killam (8) Alton Ann Lindner (6) Bunker Hill Grog; Nurup (U'/i) Alton David Schulte Godfrey (10) Thanks, especially, to you parents who brought your children in to help them guess, • *Bring them in now Jo rtgister tor Road Raqer Set, with two cars, track, rheostats, the wprkal ^ To Stick to New Idea in Bid Method A new flnn suggested by Al- dertnnn William.. M. Warreri for processing City bids will be followed when settled fyropoSftls nre Inken Aug. 28 on n new trunk fnf Alton's sanitation division, i . The bids, to be received at Ihe office 'of Comptroller H. B. Rnmey up to 2 p.m. on the bidding dnto, will be publicly opened find tabulated by the city council's refuse disposal lommltlec. For the opening of the bids. Ihe refuse committee will meet at (5:45 p.m. in the council ihninber of city hull. This will eniible the committee, composed of Aldermen Clifford P. Dtihbs, 0. A. Kidwell, and Dun ell 12. Riley, to report Ihe rcsiiHs at the city council nicellng which will follow ill. 7:!U) p.m. Up lo IhiH lime, Ihe nIcier- manic iHHinpil ,hti8 lieen receiving mid opening bids al the count.'!! meellngH, and this has liiken time nwny from other malti'i's.of l)us!nras. Aldei'nnm Warren, at last Wednesday's council session, suggested nil bids in future be opened by the committees concerned and then reported to Ihe council with their recommendations. This plan woultl lend to expedite council meetings, he sairl, and has been approver! by Ihe' city's legal department. Council members gave tacit approval. Chairman Dnhbs of Ihe refuse committee said he endorsed Warren's- suggestion and feels that opening of bids should he a duty of the committees in closest touch with Ihe departments for which purchased under sealed bids are made. He conferred yesterday afternoon with Comptroller Ramey before the bid call for the refuse truck was issued. In acquiring the new refuse collection truck, the city proposes to trade in a 1955-model truck with a packer-type, body. Cab and body of the new truck are to be painted white and lettered "Public Works Department, Help Keep Alton Clean." City council , Wednesday rejected a set of bids previously taken for a refuse truck and authorized a new bid call under slightly revised specifications now in file at the city comptroller's office. Laotian Settlement Is Delayed KHANG KAY, Ltos (AP)-The chief of the pro-Communist Pathet Lao has again dashed hopes for early settlement of the Laotian crisis by refusing to accept the royal capita] of Luang Prabang a: the temporary seal of a coalition government. Prince Souphanouvong rejected the plea by neutralist Premier Prince Souvanna Phouma for the move as a first step to avert civil war after five months' of crisis. Souphanouvong insisted that the coalition must sit at Vientiane wits a mixed police force controlling the city. He also insisted that 6,000 right-wing troops commanded by Gen. Plioumi Nosav- ana must be withdrawn from positions around the Plaine des Jarres to a point at least 15 miles from where he and Souvanna would conduct further negotiations,, prior to any conference of the three leaders. MORE PROTECTION BUT YOUR COST IS LOWER! For more than 85 years Millers' Mutual has provided sound insurance protection at a substan-' tlal savings in cost. 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