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Inside i FAMILY ..,;;; ,-„„.,. 5E95JS iJ.. . . . . PAGE TELEGRAPH CLEARING Low BO, High 80 PAGE Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 (Complete Weather, PAfti I) Established January is, 183d, VoLCXXVffi, No, 184 ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, AUGUST 10,1963 22 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member 6f The Associated Ptm, LeMay Has Doubts on Ban Treaty WASHINGTON (AP) - Gon Curtis E, LeMny testified today that if the limited nuclear tes ban treaty were still in the proposal stage, "1 think 1 would rec ommenri against it," LeMay, Air Force chief of staff had Joined the heads of the Army Navy and Marines in recommend Ing Senate ratification of the pac but he differed with them on whether he would support th agreement If it had not alreadj been signed by the United States Russia and Britain, Sen. Strom Thurmond, D-S.C, asked LeMay at Senate hearings whether if he had considered th provisions of the treaty before i was signed, lie would have rec ommended its approval. Qualification LeMay said lie would have to qualify his answer by saying he would have to spend some time on the question before being sure but he testified: "I think if i were still in a proposal stage—! think I would recommend agains it." Thurmond put the same ques tion to Gen. Earle G. Wheeler Army chief of staff, Adm. Davic L. McDonald, chief of naval oper aliens, and Gen. David M Slioup, commandant of th Marine Corps. Each said it would have made no difference in his declaration of support. All of the military men made clear, however, that their suppor for ratification of the treaty was conditioned on the safeguards that Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor chairman of the Joint Chiefs o Staff) had outlined in testimony last week. Their support of the treaty, be fore a joint public hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations, Armed Services and Atomic Energy com. mittees, is conditioned on com prehensive, aggressive and con tinuing underground weapons testing permitted under the treaty, In addition, they .said itis;basec on maintenance of modern nu clear laboratory facilities ant programs, a state of'readiness to .resume atmospheric testing, and improved facilities for detecting any violation of the treaty anc maintaining knowledge of Sino- Soviet nuclear activity, capabilities and achievements. Secretary ol' Defense Robert S. McNamara testified earlier in the hearings that provision would be made for these and other safeguards. Approval Seen As the hearings moved into theii second week, Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield of Montana said lie expects the Senate to ratify the treaty "with a fes\ extra votes." Ratification requires a favorable vote of at least two-thirds — 66 if the 99 senators are present. There, is one vacancy since the death o: Sen. Estes Kefauvcr, D-Tenn. Leaders have predicted about a week of Senate debate after the hearings end. A vote is expected spoil after Labor Day. The treaty goL strong backing Sunday from George F. Kennan former U.S, ambassador to Mos cow. Kennan, who resigned re cently as ambassador to Yugo slavia after 29 years of diplomatic service, gave his views on NBC's Meet The Press. SIV Plans To Acquire More Land CARBONDALE, 111. (AP) Southern Illinois University officials said Saturday SIU still plans to acquire tracts next to the campus although the city council refused to'alter zoning to.accom modate SIU. The land, totaling 33 acres, is zoned for dormatory and apartment development, SIU failed last week to get the council to change the zoning to laboratory and classroom status. The city and SIU have had strained relations over the land since the City Plan Commission said earlier this year SIU was planning to acquire the property without having consulted the city. Plans Opposition lo Mexican Labor Bill WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep, Henry Gonzalez, D-Tex., said today he will oppose the Senate- passed bill which would extend for Qne year the Mexican Farm Labor Program now due to expire Peq. 31, • DATA AT THE DAM piver stage below PreclpltatUm Qtutt at 8 a.m. ,*lJy* < J' 0 8 e ,?»• Pool M-iB. ). 48 (ache*. IS IT? OR, 1SWT IT? 3 Miners Found Alive; Underground Six Days Four Alton postmen ponder the await buses to take them to their cloudy skies at 9:30 a.m. today, won- routes, dering if the rain will continue as they Cool Weekend Slows Summertime Activity BY STEVE COUSLEY Telegraph Stuff Writer One of the coolest August weekends on record slowed normal summertime activities in the Telegraph area. Residents switched on furnaces for relief from temperatures which plunged to the ISO's. Others who kept thermostats set ,in the 60's got a shot of heat without flicking a switch. • . Heavy rains added to the dreary picture. Area motorists were subjected to a steady drizzle this morning on their way to .work. Traf-, fie was slowed and driving conditions-were hazardous from the rain slickqiwd streets. One serious accident in which'two people were -injured occurred Sunday- afternoon on Rt. 100 at the Belt- linee. Steady Drizzle Steady precipitation fell throughout Sunday, slopping for a few hours during the early evening, and later resuming. Rain continued to fall throughout the night in the Telegraph area and no signs of stopping were evident this morning. A report from Alton Dam indicated a rise in the river of about eight inches, due mainly to the rain. The low temperature recorded this morning at Alton Dam was 60 degrees. Yesterday's high was 64 degrees and low was 54 degrees. Rain gauges at Alton Dam recorded 1,45 inches of precipitation in the 24 - hour period ending at 8 a.m. today. Weather forecasters predict that temperatures for the next 10 days will be five to 10 degrees below normal. They said that this period will be warmer at first, but will turn cooler, lust Year Hottest Last year's Aug. 19 high temp- irature of 102 degrees was the lottest of the month. Tempera- .ures ranging from 98 to 102 were •ecorded by area thermometers for this date, The lowest temperature recorded in August, 1962 was 56 de- ;rees on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Construction - projects through out the area were delayed by the •ain. A day was lost on comple- ion of repairs on the Clark Bridge, prolonging a detour •ou'te to St. Louis for commuting workers. Rain also halted work on the sewage treatment plant, a •eport suid. Time apparently will )e lost on many other outdoor projects. Reaping benefit from the cool snap were hay fever sufferers as Ihe rain washed and cleansed the air. However, danger from colds offset the hay fever sufferers' re- lef. All scheduled Little League games were canceled today because most diamonds were flooded, (he Alton Recreation Depart- uent announced, Both municipal golf courses also arc closed today, they said. Way "down south" in Old Cal : houn they have peaches and big ones too. This is in contrast to "way up north" in Old Calhoun, where they haven't even got one peach. Last winter nature inflicted its own version of a Mason-Dixon line on the fruit-growing county, freezing with icy blasts the peach buds on trees north of Batchtown and gentling things below Batchtosvn so that the peach buds wore not frozen. Today George Mitchell, 1111 Lo- UAW to Vote on Caterpillar Strike PEORIA, III. (AP)-Ofttcials of United Auto Workers Local 974 Bald Sunday that 600 members of he local ho4 authorized (he taij- ing of u strike vote among 13,000 mlon members at the Caterpillar Tractor Co. lp East Peorla. The union accu,seo; t|je company Pi speedjjjg gp yyo.vk activity. The dispute also Involves classification of employes. The strike vote was scheduled or Tuesday and Wednesday, RAINY WINDOW SHOPPERS Mrs. Robert L. Dixon, 3611A Berkeley, and Mrs. Ed Horat, 1536 State St., braved a cold, rainy day to window shop on Third St. in downtown Alton today. Softball-Size Peaches Grow in South Calhoun gan St., Alton, exhibited two gianl Hale peaches obtained Sunday al tfie Herbert Bopp orchard between Brussels and Batchtown. One peach weighed 20 and one-half ounces, the olher 18 ounces. "If it hadn't been raining, we could have found some bigger ones,' Mitchell said. Earlier in the summer, Calhoun fruit growers announced t h a t the peach crop near Hardin and on all of the Calhoun peninsula, except the Brussels-Batchtown area, had been nipped by the cold. PEACHIE AND PEACHES The of Altau, ntnichio in this photo of two giant Male from Calliouu County i« Uuiullo MidUlotou • Steelworker At Laclede Is Killed John Miller, 61, of 2200 LaSalle Dr., was fatally injured Saturday afternoon when he became en tangled in heavy roller equipment at Laclede Steel Co. He died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's Hospital where h e had been taken for surgery. An employe of Laclede for 42 John Miller years, Miller was a rougher or the 19-inch mill. He had been preparing for a roll change on the mill late Saturday afternoon when liis leg became entangled in the mill equipment, a Laclede spokesman said. The Lacleda spokesman s a i i there were apparently no witnesses to the accident and he could offer no explanation as to how Miller was caught in the equipment which was protected by guards. Prior to the accident, Millei had been working on the south side of No. 1 mill stand on the 19- inch mill, gathering spacers anc guides preparatory to making a roll change. Miller was administered 17 pints of blood in the battle to save his life at the hospital. He diec following the amputation of his leg, a member of the family said He was semi-conscious following the accident. •~A : ' Haiti Starts Drive on Rebel Forces By KOBERT BEURELU5Z PORT AU PRfNCE, Haiti (AP) — Reinforced government troops were reported pressing a drive today to push exile invaders out of the northeast mountain area around Mont Organise, near the Haiti-Dominican border. Fresh troops were airlifted out of the capital's commercial airport Saturday and Sunday. The main highway north was jammed with trucks filled with militia units. A rebel spokesman in Santo Domingo claimed fresh triumph for Gen. Leon Cantaves' invading force. The rebels claimed that before pulling out of Mont Organise they wiped out a government force and shot down one of the government's two operational Mustang fighter planes. Unconfirmed reports in Port au Prince said a government plane had not returned from a reconnaissance flight over Mont Or- ganise Saturday. Cantave led a band of exiles into Haiti two weeks ago with the aim of bringing down the dicta torship of President Francois Du valier. He failed to rally enough popular support for attacks on major cities and his force took to the mountains to begin a guerrilla campaign. The rebels cap- lured Mont Organise Thursday, Official sources acknowledged that Duvalier's forces are having trouble handling the situation in the northeast. State Fair Attendance Vp Over >62 SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-The Illinois State Fair closed a 10-day run Sunday with a total attend ance of 890,460, or about 15,000 more than last year. Manager Franklin Rust pointed out that last year's figures wer« established during 10 days of clear weather. Rain on two days (his year hurt attendance. Rust predicted revenues from the fair would be higher this year because of a new procedure of charging space renters on the busts of their gross receipts instead of area used. He suid the seating capacity at the wee track may be Increased next year. Grandstand and jleachers now accommodate about •jj 15.500. Begin Fine Collections City Jail May Soon Fill Starting this evening the Alton | jail may be filled with unhappy people, as a concentrated effort to collect $15,762 in unpaid fines to the Alton Police Magistrate gets underway. Police Magistrate George Roberts said mittimus warrants will be served by police and recipients hauled to jail to stand trial in the morning. "This is not my doing: this is ordered by the city council-," Roberts said. Mrs. Charles Camp, started to Further Rail Talks Planned WASHINGTON (AP) — Further railroad negotiating sessions are expected today in an effort to reach agreement on a plan to settle a four-year-old labor dispute and avert a nationwide strike next week. A union spokesman said Sunday settlement efforts were "on pretty solid ground" after Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz expressed confidence in the good faith of both sides in working out a combined arbitration-negotiation formula for seeking agreement on the work rules dispute. The spokesman said union negotiators asked to meet with railroad attorneys today to discuss the mechanics of Wirtz' proposal for binding arbitration of the two main issues and negotiation oJ the rest. The two major issues which Wirtz proposed be submitted to a six-man arbitration board involve firemen's jobs and train-crew makeup. The threat of a strike arose over the railroads' plan to put new work rules into effect Aug. 29 that would eliminate the jobs of approximately 32,000 firemen. The five on-train unions say they would strike immediately if the new rules are imposed. The railroads call the firemen'.^ jobs unnecessary now that diesel engines are widely used. The unions contend the firemen are essential for safe operation of the trains. Prince Edward Scliool Help Asked by NEA WASHINGTON (Wl) - The National Education Association (NEA) invited its 860,000 members today to contribute funds for the education of 1,700 Negro children in Prince Edward County, Va., who have been without public schools for four years. More than 90 per cent of the NEA members are classroom teachers. The county padlocked its public schools iti 1959 rather than sub- mil to court-ordered integration. The county's 1,500 white children have been attending private segregated schools. Last Week Gov. Albertis S. Harrison announced the formation of the Prince Edward County Free School Association, to operate free schools open to pupils of both races. NEA officials said there will be "no quotas, and no high pressure" in its appeals for funds. It has been estimated that roughly $1 million will be needed to operate three of the presently closed public school buildings under a lease arrangement. work this morning as secretary of old fines. She will go over the books to get the names of people who owe money. Roberts said the warrants will be issued in alphabetical order. Only a few warrants will be served each day due to the shortage of police to do the work. Roberts urged people who owe fines lo come in immediately to save themselves a nighl in jail and extra money. The unpaid fines are on the books from the previous police magistrate Fred Schreiber a n tl date back lo 1960. The City Council last Wednesday approved a special fund of $1,000 be provided to cover the cost of collecting the overdue fines. The council appropriated $500 for the police department and $500 for the police magistrate to cover expenses of extra clerks to bring defendants back into court for payment of the overdue fines. Rescue To Take 2 Days MINERS' LINK WITH WORLD HAZLETON, Pa. - Rescue workers lower bag containing jug of hot soup into well-casing marking top of 331-foot shaft (Town to where three miners have been entombed since Tuesday near Hazleton. Contact was established with the men late Sunday night through 6-inch hole, drilling of which began on Saturday. (AP Wirephoto) Meredith Graduated At U. of Mississippi By SAUL PETT OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The white people stared stiffly ahead, without expression. The few Ne- jjroes in the audience watched somberly in small, self-conscious jroups. Except for a few glances, nci- ;her group seemed to look at the other. Together, under the tall oaks, they sal in awkward silence mid watched what neither had iver seen before, James Howard Meredith, a ;light man of 30, became the firsl Vegro to graduate from the University of Mississippi in its 115 year history. Without incident, he received what some are calling Jie $5 million diploma, that being TODAY'S CHUCKLE We wouldn't mind the meok inheriting the earth, if we could be sure they would stay meek after they get it. (© 1863, General Features Corp.) Youths Steal Money From Catholic Church Poorbox Two boys admitted (o police Sunday the theft of money from a church's poorbox and four other young people were arrested for creating a disturbance at another church. The boys, barely in their teens, said they took coins three or four limes from the poor box al St. Mary's Catholic Church, 525 E. Fourth St. Each time they got more th&i $4, police siiid. The youths were turned over to Juvenile authorities. Four youngsters were arrested for bunging on the oulslcles of the Victory General Baptist Church, Viewlund Avenue a n d Laclede Street at 8 p.m. Sunday while services were In progress. Two boys and two girls were turned over to juvenile author! lies. the estimated cost of the soldiers and U.S. marshals it took to get and keep Meredith at Ole Miss. The scene Sunday bore no resemblance to the night he entered, last Sept. 30, in an explosion of violence and death. Few people at Ihe graduation were aware of the 16 marshals standing incon- picuously on the fringes of the crowd. In a shaded glen, a short distance from the scene of last year's riot, about 2,500 whites and 40 of Meredith's family and friends looked on quietly. Meredith shook hands with the university chancellor, John Davis Williams and walked down with his diploma. Moses Meredith, a tall, solemn man whose father was a slave, said of his son's graduation, "I'm proud just to see a man get an education. That's all he ever asked for." Meredith's mother, who wore a white dress and perky white hat, said only, "I got a special feeling." Almost to the end, Meredith's gradual ion was resisted by Gov. Ross Burnett of Mississippi, who led the original resit;! mice and was cited for contempt fur defiance of a federal court order, Barnelt, u tow days ago, was trying to have the Negro expelled fmni Qle Miss for violating a university order against "inflammatory" statements. The attempt failed. On Sunday, James Howard Meredith, holding a bac'K'lor of arts degree in political M.'ience (com tjie University of Mississippi, became a fellow alumnus of Burnott, • By JAMBS V. LAMB HAZLETON, Pa. (AP)—Rescue workers lowered soup, medical supplies, head lamps and a requested cigar today to three coal miners trapped since Tuesday near the 'bollom of a 400-foot shaft. "We're all okay," shouted David Fellin, 58, one of the trio, after a six-inch drill broke through into the gangway where the men had fled after the main shaft walls collapsed. Contact was made just before midnight Sunday after they virtually had been given up for dead. The next step is to bore a 28- inch hole to bring the men out. There were various estimates on how long it would take. Long Job H. B. Charmbury, secretary of mines for the state of Pennsylvania, estimated it might take anywhere from a day to a week. Ralph Ditzler, district mine inspector, however, said it would take two to three days. It look 22 hours to drill the six- inch shaft. Ditzler said he wanted to start the rescue digging, but had to hold up because the trapped men were too tired to direct the operation. All activity outside the mine stopped and most of the onlookers returned to their homes. Silence fell over the area as the three men, now aware that rescue was only a matter of time, slept peacefully some 400 feet below. After the first contact, a microphone was lowered. Fellin talked with his wife, Anna, and son, Joe. "Dave, Dave," she shouted, "how are you?" "Okay," he replied. "Are you sure? Can you hear me? Are you sick or hurt?" "I can hear you hollering all over. No I'm not sick or hurt." j\ot Hurl Fellin reported he and Henry Throne, 28, were in one section and Louis Bova, 52, separated from them about 25 yards by debris, Bova was hurt slightly, Fellin said, but all three were in contacl with each other. The mine, of which Fdlin is a co-owner, is at Sheppton, in adjoining Schuylkill County about nine miles from Hazleton and some 80 miles northwest of Philadelphia. This is the heart-land of the anthracite coal mining area. Underground, as one expert has put it, the land is like a piece of Swiss cheese—honeycombed with coal shafts. Pine forests cover much of the ground. The problem in sinking the 28- inch bore, said Charmbury, is two-fold: Make certain it is accurate and make certain no new slide is started. I'lan Drilling "If we put the 28-inch rotary drill in the same spol as the six inch hole will we reach you okay?" Gordon Smith, assistant state secretary of mines who i« directing the digging operation, asked Fellin. "It will be close enough," said Fellin. After the six-inch hole broke through, John Biros, a friend of Fellin, shouted into the hole, ft was drilled to a depth of 331 feet. "Who are you?" came the reply from the mine, "We're all okay." Biros leaped back from the hole and exclaimed: "They are alive! I hear them! They're alive." The dramatic contact with the men brought relief to u vigil which had lasted 134 hours and ;<5 minutes. Thoughtful Thief Only Takes $28 EDWARPSYU4J3 - A bur- glur who apparently refused to abase himself by greedily taking It all, stole $28 from a money cache at Pine Lounge Tavern during the weekend, The moj.uy cache contained $78, but the burglar, who removed u puno uf glius front a door to unlock It und gall) entrance, i«/t $50 behind jjm, In addition, ho carefully re. lucked the <luor mid rwntomJ the window tune when he left,

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