Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 20, 1963 · Page 1
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Alton, Illinois
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am FA Inside t . . . . PAOfe 4 spotm COMI TELEVttOf PAGE IB TELEGRAPH 'Serving the Alton Community for More Than 12? Hears Mttf) WfcfJNESBA* Lo\v 00, ItlghOO (Complete We*th«t, ttlfi I) Established January 18, 1836, Vol. CXXVItr, N6, 185 ALTON, ILL., TUESDAY, AUGUST 20,1963 16 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Repair ing Jail Called Unwise EDWARDSVILLB — Cosl. of extensive repairs to deteriorate Ing walls of Madison County Jnll building Would be nearly as much as construction of a new jail, Granlle'ctty Architect Virgil Dulgeroff said In n report to the county board's jail committee. Walls on three sides ol the 100 - year old structure arc cracking and pieces of the brick wall tire falling to Ihe ground. The foundation on the south side of the structure has moved about six Inches away from the build- Ing and large spaces are visible between brick and mortar. On the inside of the building It was discovered that floors are cracking and sections of the wall arc moving Inward. Bulges are visible in the wall on the outside also, the architects report indicated. Dulgeroff told the Telegraph that he referred only to the building and not equipment when comparing costs. In an inspection of the deterioration with Sheriff Barney Fraundorf, the architect reported that construction braces would be erected on all sides of the building to repair cracks and extensively repair the entire wall structure. ' "The cost would be great," Fraundorf said in his report to Assistant Wood River Township Supervisor William Bryant, chairman of the county board's jail committee. "The needed repairs to all the walls would cost nearly as much as a new building, according-to the architect's prclimary survey," the sheriff added, "and then what would you have but still the same 100 - year old building." Steel foundation, cells and girders would have to be anchored to the re-built walls which the architect described as an extensive repair program to the jail building. ~> "We have no immediate cost estimates to repair the walls but are reasonably sure the amount of repairs would be very high," Bryant said. "We might as well construct a new jail as attempt to re-construct the walls according to the architect's report. No costs of the repairs were indicated in the report to the committee. The committee is presently studyiag methods to replace worn lock mechanisms on cell doors, improve light fixtures at the jail. Long-range plans of Fraundorf and the committee ir a proposed maximum security cell in the basement of the jail building. Sues City for $50,000 in Boy's Injury EDWARDSVILLE — The City of Alton was named defendant in a $50,000 suit filed this morn- Ing on behalf o£ a five-year-old boy. The Circuit Court complaint charges that the boy, Henry Caldwell, was,injured at Alton Riverside Pork June 30 when a "batting cage" fell on him. The boy's mother, Mrs. Bernice Caldwell, 1201 Wise St., Alton charged on the boy's behalf that the batting cage' equipment had been negligently left unguarded and unprotected. The boy suffered a fracture of the left thigh and other Injuries, the complaint charges. NFO Hopes To Spread Boycott A "local holding action" to keep livestock off area markets Is part of a National Farmers Organization effort to create the effect of a nation-wide boycott, yet technically avoid the conditions of a legal boycott, the Telegraph was told today. A member of Madison County Farmers Organization said that a local "holding action' launched Monday, to keep livestock off markets will be kept "local" because court action could be instituted against the National Farmers Organization if it formally called a national holding action. Individual locals in 18 states are expected to participate, creating the same results as a genuine boycott "but this way they can't get a court injunction," it was said. The local "holding action" directed against area stockyards is said to be producing little effect: here and none at distant points. Some confusion was reported as individuals sought to evaluate the situation. However, one local member said the individual units of the National Farmers Organization were falling into line and eventually the holding action is expected to cover the entire Midwest. The holding action is expected to eventually cover other farm products. Macoupiri County National Farmers Organization voted Monday night at Caflin- ville to start holding milk off the market at midnight Wednesday. Ray Iberg of Highland, an assistant NFO organizer, said the local holding action is aimed at forcing meat processors to sign minimum price contracts. NFO President Oren Staley said at Corning, la., that the national board of directors of NFO had adopted a "wait-and-see" policy toward the grassroots development of holding actions on the local level. Blast Rocks Home Fallout Shelter OCALA, Fla. (AP)—Ben McLean's fallout shelter fell-out all around the neighborhood. An explosion Sunday, attributed by firemen to leaking gas, demolished the underground shelter and two rooms of the McLean home which had been standing above the shelter. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Some people can't tell the difference between working up steam and generating a fog. (© 10G3, General Features Corp.) DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 02". high 70°, low 62° River suige below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. 4.32. Pool 23.35. 0,25. NEW DIRECTOR John Woochvorth Jr., (seated) new director of Alton parks and recreation. Monday evening Dr. Gordon Moore, president of the park and recreation board announced the appointment at the meeting. Joliet Man Will Head Park System A 38-year-old Joliet man was named director of parks and recreation by the Alton Park and Recreation Board Monday night. Kerner Sets Remapping Deadline SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-Gov. Otto Kerner put to work today his commission on reappOrtion- ment of .the Illinois House of Representatives with a warning and a note of sympathy. Kernej warned the 10 men- half Democratic, half Republican —that if they lailed to agree by Dec. 14 a special' legislative session would have to arrange for a chaotic, at-large election next year. "Of course, you're going to step on some legislator's toes," he said sympatically. "But I hope this will not deter you from doing the job." The commission came into being under the Constitution because Kerner vetoed a Republican-drafted bill which passed the 1963 General Assembly. Calling it a great inequity, Kerner noted that Lake County with 294,000 population had been given only one district in the bill while i number of downstate districts lad less people. The governor told the commission he wanted districts to be compact and contiguous with a population norm as close as possible to 170,000 a district. The committee went into executive session to elect leaders and to chose Cook County and downstate subcommittees. Ivan Elliott of Carmi, former attorney general of Illinois, said the commission should be able to reach agreement with "give and take." "However, he said the job probably would take a few meetings. He said arranging Cook County districts should be most difficult. Kerner made no mention of the Senate in discussing the at-large election. Some Democrats have contended that senators also would be required to run at large if the representatives were required to do so. Involved in reapportionment arc 59 House districts. Three repre sentatives are elected to each. John Woodworth Jr., superintendent of recreation in the Joliet Park District, will take over his duties Oct. 1. Loyd Carson, North Junior High School principal, has been filling in this summer as an interim replacement. Harold Bean resigned as director of parks and recreation July 6. Woodworth spent five year in the recreation and park field. He holds a masters degree in recreation from the University of Illinois.. . -,. \ . . ,.He has served as director of parks and recreation in Delaware, Ohio and was a graduate teacher in physical education at the University of Illinois. Dr. Gordon F. Moore, president of the Parks and Recreation Commission, said Woodworth was the outstanding applicant foi the position. In other business .it was reported revenue from the public golf course' is up $2,726.31 over last year. The board eliminated membership golfing privileges this yeai and the total of number of rounds played increased 2,609 over last year. Carson reported a total of 38,999 rounds have been played this year as compared to 36,390 last year. Jelly-Like Animal Observed SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) - A "thing"—described as a 40-foot- long hunk of jelly—is reported ca vorting in the Atlantic Ocean, It undulated near the surface In a manner resembling the stoi led sea serpents, says Dr. Lionel A. Walford, director of the U.S Fish and Wildlife Research Cen ter here, "But please be careful not to call it a sea serpent," says Wai ford, who saw the creature. "It is an invertebrate," he add ed Monday, "It looked like so much jelly. I could see no bones, and no eyes, nose or mouth. But, there it was, undulating along looking as if it were almost made of a fluid glass." The "thing" wus sighted 2! miles southeast of Times Square off Sandy Hook. 11 *•!»• «• fVT' 1 1 Tl Katiiication Would oe Tragic Mistake: Teller Carpenters Turn Down SIBA Offer The District Council of Madison County Carpenters over- whelmly turned down the latest wage offer from the Southern Illinois Builders Assn. Monday night. The proposal was a 50-cent. an hour wage hike spread over three years, calling for 10 cents the first year and 20 cents the next two years. The union has been asking for a 60-cent bike spread over three years. The District Council is composed of 35 members who represent local unions in Madison, Bond and Jersey Counties and parts of Calhoun, Macoupin and Greene Counties. Another meeting has been set between the carpenters and the SIBA at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Belleville. W. O. Hays, secretary-treasurer of the District Council, said the carpenters are going under the policy of no contract—no work. Projects under construction by SIBA members are being picketed. The strike, affecting $150,000,000 in construction projects in Southwestern Illinois, started Aug. 1 when the cement finishers and iron workers walked off the job. The carpenters have been picketing certain jobs since last Wednesday after taking a strike vote Aug. 10 in an Edwardsville meeting. The three unions' contract expired July 31. Although the majority of construction projects was seriously affected by the strike, some jobs resumed when interim agreements were signed. Work on the Alton Sewage Treatment Plant resumed last Friday when an agreement was reached, Two Killed In Bomber Collision IRWIN, Iowa (AP) - Two Air Force B47 jet bombers collided 27,000 feet in the air and burst into flames on the ground Monday, killing two of the six crewmen aboard. A third crewman was missing. The two planes, on a training mission from Schilling Air Force Base, Salina, Kan., strewed fiery wreckage over the hilly farm country that surrounds this western Iowa town of 425. The dead were identified as Lt. Col. William W. Thomas, 44, of Syracuse, N.Y., commander of one of the planes, and Capt. Peter J. Macchei, 29, of Belleville, N.J., co-pilot of the other craft. Air police from the Strategic Air Command at Omaha were conducting a search Ihrough the hills and ravines northwest and west of 'here for Capt. Leonard A. Theis, 29, San Fernando, Calif., co-pilot of the Thomas plane, missing since the crash. The two planes plunged to earth about two miles apart, one on the Frank Petschse place and the other on the Donald Brundige farm. TRAPPED IN MINE Diagram shows how rescue workers propose to remove three miners trapped by a cave-in. It is estimated that it will take 72 hours to a week to drill a 28-inch in diameter escape shaft to the 400-foot level where the men are trapped. (AP Wirephoto) Continue Rescue Of Three Miners By JAMES V. LAMB Associated Press Staff Writer HAZLETON, Pa. (AP)—As rescue workers drilled cautiously but determinedly toward three miners trapped 331 feet underground since last Tuesday, one of the entombed men and his tearful wife talked today through the six-inch surface to the mine communications hole. Says Treaty Would Hurt U.S. Defense WASHINGTON (AP)—Dr. Edward Teller said today he believes the Soviet Union wants the limited nuclear test ban treaty because it has learned how to defend against oncoming missiles and hopes to prevent the United States from obtaining similar knowledge. "I'm all right, but cold," David Fellin, 58, told his wife. During the first four hours of drilling, starting about 2:45 a.m., the workers bored about 100 to 120 feet with a 12-inch diameter drill. The escape hatch hole eventually will be 24 inches in diameter so the men can be lifted to the surface. Big Drill the operation began under glaring spotlights in the middle of the night with a 40-ton electrically operated drilling rig capable of boring a 48-inch diameter hole. A second drilling operation designed to establish a communications line with Louis Bova, 42, one of the three men, also went on in the fog and dampness. Bova, of Pattersonyilie, is sep arated from the other two by debris and lias been unheard from since Monday morning. Concern for his welfare grew, although one state official said, "We still have hope. After all it was a miracle the other guys are still alive. We think Bova's okay." Mrs. Anna Fellin talked with her husband this morning. Her conversation could be heard, but some of Fellin's was muffled. Steve Koran, a miner who manned the telephone to Fellin and the third miner, Henry Throne, 28, through the night, reported the men slept most of the time, worked a little shoring up their area. Koran said he asked them if they looked for Bova and was told they did but couldn't find him. He said he asked what they thought happened to Bova but received no answer. A road about a quarter of a mile long had to be made by a bulldozer so the drilling apparatus could be moved to the scene. To Other Man Simultaneously, in a renewed effort to provide a lifeline to Louis Bova, 42, of Pettersonville, rescuers resumed drilling a twin six- inch hole near the one Ihrough which contact was established Sunday night with the trapped men. Bova is separated from the other two by debris. He hasn't been heard from since Monday morning. H.B. Charmbury, state score lary of mines, said ho was quite concerned about Bova. The large drill began operations at 3:45 a.m. with a 12V 2 inch bit. Plans were to enlarge the opening to 17V2 inches and finally 24 inches. Charmbury estimated that un der the best conditions the 40-toi drill could dig 40 feet an hour This means it would take a littl< more than eight hours to go 331 feet where the men are trapped But one engineer estimated i could be as slow as 20 feet ar hour. Early this morning, David Fel lin, 58, of Sheppton, one of the trapped miners, suggested work er drill the large escape hole five feet west of the original. Shifts Drilling But instead, the drilling began eight feet west of the origina hole. Charmbury said officials made the decision to drill eight feet west of the original hole aft er talking to Fellin. Engineers explained that if they drilled too close to the origina! hole it could block the smallei lifeline hole to Fellin, a part owner of the mine, and Henry Throne 28, of Hazelton. They are together and are reported to be in goo: spirits. The twin six-inch hole was be gun Monday night but shortly be fore midnight drilling to Bova was halted at 90 feet because the noise of the drill was interfering with communications to Fellin anr Throne. Food, aspirin, water, a flashlight, chewing tobacco and ai electric cord were lowered to Fel lin and Throne, who were trappec along a gangway where they flee after the main shaft walls of the mine collapsed. Ratification of the treaty would be "a tragic and dreadful mistake," he declared. Teller, University of California nuclear physicist, told senators considering the pact, that failure to ratify the treaty now that it has been signed would be a small mistake in the diplomatic field, but would not, however, endanger U.S. security. 'Bigger Mistake' Ratification, he added, would be "an enormously bigger mistake." Teller said he believes the treaty is "not a step for peace but rather a step from safety, possibly a step toward war." The last quarter of a century, ie said, has been a time of "ex- remely rapid development, full of surprises." At no time have we known vhat the next step will bring," he iaid. "What we are now trying to do, essentially, is to predict the ulure." Teller was the first outright opponent of the treaty to testify at learings by the Senate Foreign delations Committee, at which members of the Armed Services and Atomic Energy Committees are sitting in. Gen. Thomas S; Power, chief of the Strategic Air Command, testified against ratification of the treaty Monday at closed hearings being conducted simultaneously by the Senate Preparedness sub committee, a unit of the Armed Services Committee. Opposition Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, the Air Force chief of staff, expressed misgivings about the treaty at the Foreign Relations Committee's hearings Monday, although he went along with the other service chiefs in supporting ratification provided specified security safeguards are carried out. Teller, one of the creators of the hydrogen bomb, said the treaty banning tests in the atmosphere, in space, and under water would prohibit the United State: from acquiring knowledge about the effects of nuclear weapons that he termed vital to the development of a missile defense. Teller said that one of the many surprises in the nuclear field wa: the announcement by the Russians after their moratoriuhv breaking test series in 1961 that they had made "great strides toward a missil.2 defense." Surprises He said their test series gave the Russians every chance to make observations in the atmosphere for the development of an effective, or even a half effective, missile defense system. Teller said he had thought in Link Communications between the men and rescuers were cut of: for about 45 minutes Monday night when a speaker where Fel lin and Throne are located failed Rescuers couldn't relay any infor mation to the two men. A ne\\ speaker wus lowered into tin mine. Fellin reported that Bova wa> about 25 feet from him anc Throne. He said he talked to Bova at intervals and that Bov; apparently had suffered a hip in jury. Union, Rail Attorneys Meet Today WASHINGTON (AP) - Union and railroad attorneys try to get together today on the details of a proposed method for settling theii long work rules dispute. With the threat of a nationwide strike just nine days off, the two sides were to submit their versions of how to conduct a comb i n e d arbitration - negotiation agreement proposed by Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz. The four-year-old dispute hinges on the railroads' announced intention to post new work rule: that would eliminate the jobs of 32,000 firemen on dies-el locomotives. The five train unions say they would strike immediately as soon as the new rules go into effect The date for the chiiiige is Aug 29. rie past that development of an .ntiballistic missile system was lopeless but now is convinced hat "we can put up a missile de- ence that will stop a weaker power like China" for the next wo decades. "I also believe our defense can ie partially effective against Rus- lia," he said. "We may not be ible to save our cities, but we may be able to save our retalia- ory capacity." Teller said the development of a defense against incoming missiles may "make the difference between our survival of a nation and it may make the difference between peace and war." Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and other witnesses have testified that the United States already has nuclear warheads that could be used in an antiballistic missile, that the difficulties involve radar, launch vehicles and other parts of the system for which atmospheric nuclear testing is not necessary. Cunsequencies Teller, an adviser to the Ail- Force on ballistic systems and missile sites, told the preparedness subcommittee last week that approval of the treaty could have "grave consequences for the security of the United States and for the free world." Power's censored testimony is to be made public later, but Chairman John Stennis, D-Miss., reported his position. Sen. Strom Thurmond, D-S.C., quoted Power as saying, "It would be a great mistake to ratify this treaty," and said he agreed. The heads of the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps testified publicly Monday in support of the treaty provided minimum safeguards are guaranteed. All four agreed with previous testimony by Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, that they would not have approved the treaty if they had not been assured safeguards would be provided. Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, the Air Force chief, said under questioning, however, that if the treaty were still in the proposal stage, "I think I would recommend against it." LeMay qualified this by saying he would have to give the question, from Thurmond, a lot of thought. Closed Session Later, in a closed session, LeMay was reported by the foreign relations committee chairman, J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark.. to have "clarified greatly" his public testimony. "I don't believe he has any real reservations about the treaty over-all," Fulbright said. Stennis said Power "had less confidence than others that the United States could or would maintain its present undisputed superiority in nuclear power U it ratified the treaty." At The Same Place Denies Trying Burglary Twice Donald Ulclwnl Frw^r nt AHuii By (HSORGH WEIGHTY Telegraph Staff Writer Donald Richard Fraziev, 38. was back in Alton Jail today facing a charge of attempting to burglarize the same place he served a, prison term lor entering in I860. Frazler was taken in custody by Police Patrolman Billy Lawvence, after a chase- from ftj id- town Tavern, where police say they found Win with his hand Inside Ihe door at 2:58 tt,m. today. The glass in the" door was broH- en. Police had been called to the scene by neighbors who heard the sound of shattering glass. At the jail this morning Frazier told a Telegraph reporter that his predicament grew out of an inability to find a job, coupled with'the foci that he had been drinking. "Bui they don't know it was me there at that door, all they know is (hey picked me up three blocks away," Frqzier said. Fumlllur Figure Police Chief John Heafner said Frazier was a familiar figure to Alton Police. In addition to serving a prison sentence for a Midtown Tavern burglary in 1960, he was sentenced to prison in 1956 for a burglary at Roller Service Station and had been arrested foe investigation and Intoxication on several occasions. Frazier's own analysis of his troubles was put this way: "Drinking lias been my downfall." He said he arrived in Alton "a couple of days ago" without an appreciable sum of money, lie said he had been working as a watchman at an East Moline, 111., night club find Ihe place had folded. "I was paid off with a bum check and the owner left. I was out $74." Frazier said he had returned to Alton "to find a job," but has been unsuccessful. He said lie hud telephoned one former employer, but the man had no place for him because of a seasonal slump. Frazier said he was born in Missouri, where he received a fiftli - grade education. He said he was u trained ucyteline torch mini, but knew no other work. Not A I'rofi'tjhlunul "I've been in a lol of trouble, but I'm not a professional burglar," he suicl. "I haven't got a cent," he added and smiled, apparently meaning to convey the idea that a professional would have money. At one point, he said u crossed left eye hud kept him out of military service in World Wur II. "If I could have got In, I'd have stayed in ... it couldn't be any worse than life outside," lie said. The police report of the chase ut Midtown Tavern at Seventh and Central says that Lawrence firi'd one warning shot when i|ie man at the tavern door fled. Utter, two more shots were flrod, Police Cpl, Robert Clmrdiich and Special Patrolman Tom Smith, a watchman, participated In the chase which resulted In the apprehension of Frailer,

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