Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 20, 1963 · Page 9
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Tuesday, August 20, 1963
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Swlinn 2 Page* 9*16 , »,»-... ^.»u«- ,„•*- EVENING TELEGRAPH Clarified Established January IS, 1836. ALTON, ILL., TUESDAY, AUGUST 20,1963 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Pfesa. Resume Hearings On Atomic Fallout By f BANK CAttEV WASHINGTON (AP)-The ate-House Atomic Energy Com* mittee resumes hearings today on radioactive falloutMvlth the emphasis expected to be on dangers which might result from any violation of the limited test ban treaty. A key member said the commit Ice will continue to press govern ment radiation experts for "protection guides" on fallout which have been promised within a year. Rep. Melvin Price, D-I11,, chairman of the subcommittee on research, development and radiation, said in an interview there Is no connection between the hearings and those under way on the treaty, Price said the fallout hearings were' scheduled long before negotiations began on the treaty to ban nuclear tests in the atmosphere, under water and in outer space. The possible imminence of such a treaty "might detract somewhat from the public interest in the fallout hearings," Price said, but the subject of fallout remains potentially important. He declared that the consensus of government experts heard during the first phase of Ihe hearings last June was that there is no undue hazard to health at present or expected in the future from the fallout from nuclear tests conducted through 1962. But he said "it could be" that the present stage of the hearings would tend to bring out hazards that might result from renewed atmospheric tests. The hearings, he said, are de signed to take testimony from nongovernment witnesses of gov- vernment views heard last June. To Act on 3NAACP Complaints EAST ST. LOUIS, 111. (AP) The board of education promised action Monday on three complaints filed by the East St. Louis branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Negro pupils, the NAACP said, are taken from the National City area to largely Negro Carver and Farfield elementary schools and white students in the area are taken to predominantly white Cannady School. The NAACP also said the Negro Lincoln Senior High School does not have two types of electric typewriters which east St. Louis Senior High is furnished. Arbra Gray, a member of the board, told the NAACP there would be assignment of National City area pupils this fall to stop what he called racial segrega : tion. He also said Lincoln High School would be given the same kind of typewriters used in East St. Louis High. The board of education decided to meet further on an NAACP charge that the East St. Louis Senior High curriculum is better than the all-Negro Lincoln course of study. East St. Louis high has white and Negro students. FACTORY CLOSEOUT! Gas Furnaces Basement rnodel. 10 yr. guarantee. 80,000 BTU input. "Complete with controls. ,.-.•....: limited Wiseman, Inc. 1200 E, Broadway, Alton HO 8-9294 '.,. Jersey Club Sees Film Of Badlands JERSEYVILLE - Dr. Clyde Wleland showed films taken during a vacation trip to,South Dakota at the Jerseyville Rotary Club meeting Monday at Peace United Church. . • ' Pictures taken in the badlands were of unusual Interest and corroborated Dr. Wleland's statement that the area is one of the erosion by the United greatest exhibits of wind and water in States. The Black Hills area is still one of the fascinating points in northwestern United States, Dr. Wieland said. The Indians held the area as sacred to their people, The name of the vicinity was derived from the color of the spruce trees growing in profusion and giving the landscape a black appearance, he pointed out. Pictures taken around Deadwood were replete with interesting facts including the Boothill burial place. There were many Chinese in the Deadwood vicinity during the Gold Rush days and they were buried in a special plot. The bodies were mostly removed and returned to China at: later dates in keeping with the beliefs of the people. Congress Again To Take Up Gold Outflow By SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK (AP) - Most schemes to stop the slow loss of U.S. gold to foreigners have one thing in common—Loud outcries of protest. These will be on tap again today as Congress opens Hearings on the administration's proposal for a tax of up to 15 per cent on American purchases of foreign securities from foreigners. As the hearings start, the Treasury has just lost another $50 million of its gold, bringing the total so far this year to $395 million. From 1958 to date the drain has been $7.5 billion. The cries of distress today may not be as widely noticed as those brought forth by a former scheme to curb the outflow of Yankee dollars, by keeping at home, the wives and children of overseas- stationed GIs. But" the opposition to the tax plan is widespread in American financial circles, and also in those of other countries. Canada and Japan have been especially vocal, fearing their sales of securities here will be crippled. The aim of the administration tax plan is to help stop the outflow of American investment money. This had a lot to do with the increased deficit this year in the United States' international payments. As these dollars pile up in foreign hands some can be, and are, used to buy gold from the Treasury's slocks, In spite of its loss of $7.5 billion, the hoard still is $15.5 bil lion, This is well above the poinl of real danger, but the continuing buildup of dollars aboard increases the potential threat to the gold reserves, and to the reputation of the dollar. Hence the administration's plan to lax purchases of foreign securities, and also its moves to raise interest rates on short term bor- rosving. Both are designed to i make yields on investments abroad less 'attractive and keep dollars here. 154,000 last December, $M,<i70 in tfarch and $7,200 In July. FBI agents who've beaten a )ath from Knoxvllle to Green- )ack soy they don't know of any bank coming under the gun as often in so short a period. "We do know that the men in the second robbery tried it be- causet hey'd read so much about the first," says Mrs. Nola Elam, executive vice president — boss — of the Greenback Merchants and Farmers Bank; "They thought they could improve over the mistakes of the others." They were wrong. All three sets of robbers got caught. Greenback, which got Its name from an extinct political party, is a lazy little village, population 385, with a dozen or so stores and a few score homes clustered a few miles from where Sam Houston'went to school. Set two miles off Highway 411, a main artery between Knoxville and Atlanta, the town is a meel- ng place for a rather prosperous assortment of dairy and beef cattlemen, farmers and workers of America plant at Alcoa, at the big Aluminum Co. Strangers often pass through. Consequently, Mrs. Velma Own- 39 - year - old bookkeeper, wasn't surprised when two unfamiliar men stepped into the bank Dec. 27. Suddenly, as one diverted Mrs. Elam's attention by inquiring Greenbacks Remo vedfrom GreenbackBank By BOB GREENBACK, Tenn. (AP)—This town, whoso nnme conjures up visions of hard cash, seems a lure for characters In the Jesse James tradition. Three limes In the fast nine months the town's bank has jeen robbed. Colhcldehlally or not, Greenback has no police 'orce and the bank Is manned only by women. Bandits, working In pairs, got about a loan, the other stepped behind Ihe tellers' cages, pulled a .45 caliber pistol aHfi told Mrs, Ownby: "This is a holdup." Gray - haired Mrs. Ownby smiled sweetly. "You're kiddin'." But jokes weren't on the .agenda. Mesdamcs Blum, Ownljy, Cleo Mills and part - time worker Betty Blair, along with a couple of customers, were marched to the rear of the bank and forced to lie on the floor. The bandits, carrying $54,000, fled, unfortunately for them, to the nearest town with a police force. Mrs. Elam's phone call won the race to Maryville, 12 miles northeast, and there t h e two were arrested within an hour of the holdup. Maryville police, with three short-wave radio transmitters at their disposal, had alerted city, county and state officers within a 200 - mile radius in minutes. Because of this setup, the bank calls Maryville police before contacting the FBI in Knoxville/ A less formal operation snared July's bandits. Two businesslike gunmen robbed the bank in about two minutes. The flash of a pistol, a warning to "fill up this sack," and they were gone. Two miles from town, Eschar Brown's service station holds a strategic spot. Practically all Greenback traffic has to pass there. BANK BOSS Mrs. Nola Elam, executive vice president of the Greenback, Tenn., Merchants and Farmers Bank, discribes the July holdup to a number of newsmen gathered outside the bank, Mrs. Elam said she was holding her "tri-monthly press conference on robberies." Even as he put down the receiver from Mrs. Elam's quick call, Brown saw the gunmen's car head southwest. Deciding against trying to halt them, he called police at Madisonville, the next town to the south. The pair was arrested a few miles away at a roadblock — 35 minutes after the job. The March holdup was the most frightening. Armed with a sawed - off shotgun and a pistol, two masked men strode into the bank, forcing a departing female customer back inside. As if in confusion, the pair herded the women to the rear of the bank, then to the front again and into the open vault. Mrs. Ownby helped gel: the cash for one of the gunmen who didn't seem to know what he wa: doing. As the bandits left they directed the women outside to the walk apparently to be sure the getaway car was seen. It was latei found abandoned. > One of the men was arrestec four days later when he walkec Seek Successor to Carry on Traditions of Father Clark ST. LOUIS (AP) — Six former convicts carried the casket of the Rev. Charles Dismas Clark, S.J., ;o the grave Monday and then the search began for someone to carry on the work of the famed 'Hoodlum Priest." The pallbearers—one convicted of murder and the others of theft -were six of the 3,500 ex-convicts helped toward rehabilitation by Father Clark, 62. Sixty Jesuit seminarians dressed in black also escorted the Roman Catholic priest to his grave. He. was buried under a misty rain at St. Stanislaus Seminary Cemetery in suburban Florissant. The grave was marked by a simple square stone. Honorary pallbearers included International Teamsters Union President James R. Hoffa; Missouri Atty. Gen, Thomas Eagleton and £>t. Louis Mayor Raymond R. Tucker. And scattered throughout the pews earlier at St. Joseph's Shrine for requiem funeral Mass were many of the former criminals who were "going straight" because of and faith Father Clark gave them. The church is only three blocks from Dismas House, where Father Clark recently housed released convicts until they could find permanent homes and a job. Father Clark died Thursday of a heart ailment. Morris A. Shenker, president of Dismas House Foundation, disclosed on a radio show Monday that he had pledged to Father Clark the work of Dismas House will be carried on ''as long as I'm alive." The noted criminal lawyer said "It is hoped another Jesuit priest will be available." But if not, a search will be made until "someone is found who will carry on in the traditions of Father Clark." Father Clark adopted his middle name of Dismas after the good thief who some Biblical accounts say died on the cross beside Christ. ."I was a tough kid raised in a tough environment," he said. "I could easily have become a criminal myself." He was a priest for 31 years. Father Clark grew up in Deca tur, 111. He was one of 13 children of a Southern Illinois coal miner More than 9,000 persons paid their final respects to him Sun day and early Monday morning. Shipman Club Makes $267 SHIPMAN — The 49ers 4-H Club made a profit of $267 at the recent Anti-Thief Association Picnic at Simmermakers Grove, it was announced at the last meeting at the Roy Baker home. Eddington Reunion SHIPMAN - The annual Eddington family reunion is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 1, at Shipman Community Park. A basket dinner is set for noon. Ill at Hospital SHIPMAN — Donny Barnett is ill of influenza at Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton. He underwent a tonsilectomy two weeks ago. nfo a courthouse at Maryvillo; lis accomplice surrendered after leeing to Ihe mountains for two veeks. The $44,470 they carried away s still missing, believed hidden iornewhere in those mountains. Meanwhile, six men are hidden iway in prison cells: John Day, 33, of Marian, Ky., ind Gene Bnllnw, 23, of Alcoa, 'enn., sentenced to 25 and 22 years, respectively, for the De- lembcr robbery, and Eugene Jaddis of Knoxville. 4 years for 'onspiring with them. Woodrow Walker, 42, and Cheser Lee Helton, 28, both of Knoxville, sentenced to 25 years each or the March robbery, along vith Charles Albert Kennedy, 25, years for conspiracy. Awaiting federal grand jury action in the July holdup are two Jalifornia 'ex-convicts, Merrill Vlack Moser, 42, formerly of Vo- lore, Tenn., and Jack Fee, 39, 'ormerly of Bristol, Tenn. "The robberies haven't affected is and the girls are as efficient as ever," Mrs. Elum says. But just in case some more holdup men appear, the bank has posted an armed guard during banking hours. Mrs. Elam said the interior of the bank will be remodeled with bullet - proof glass enclosing the tellers' cages. The whole town, in fact, is on the alert. The bank has distributed typed telephone numbers o: area authorities to be called in event of robbery No. 4. UAW, Ford Slated To Renew Talks CHICAGO HEIGHTS, 111. (AP)- with beer bottles. Talks will be renewed today be- ween representatives of the strik- ng United Auto Workers Local 588 and the Ford Motor Co. Apparently little or no progress vas made Monday. Spokesmen for both sides either Inclined to comment or could not 50 reached. The strike began Thursday In )i'otcst against what the union called health and safety factors at Ford's stamping plant in Chicago Heights. The walkout has idled 3,750 workers at the Chicago Heights ilanl and more than 10,000 workers in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. The plant makes panels for all Ford models except Lincoln Continental. On May 21, the union called an unauthorized strike. Company and local officials since have carried on discussions designed at reaching a solution to 304 grievances originally listed by the local. Seventy-four still are reported in dispute. The strike is reported to have begun after a die fell from a stamping machine injuring worker. Union officials said was one of many incidents. Violence flared up Sunday when two workers in a -picket line were assaulted by four men armec Commissioner Douglas BroWti of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service has offered to help settle the dispute. But Robert Slurgiss, a Ford spokesman, said no mediation service officials attended Monday's meeting. James W. Whittaker and G. Jerstad, two of the five Amer- cans who scaled Mt. Evercsts's summit in May 1963, between hem have made 90 ascents of 14,410-foot Mt. Rainer. Avoid (he Rush/ Call Us Now for... WEST KENTUCKY Big Lump and Stoker GOAL Prompt Clean Delivery. Also Complete Fuel Oil Service. MISSISSIPPI VALLEY GOAL GO. HO 2-1841 it* The first Meramec River 25-mile canoe race, Aug. 24, 1963, starts in Onondaga Cave, Leasburg, Mo., and ends at Meramec Caverns, Stanton, Mo. It never gets out of the ground. Wheeler Gets Continuance At Jersey JERSEYVILLE — Edwin Waters, one of two men chargec with a burglary Aug. 8 at West lake Country Club, waived prelim inary hearing Monday and wa; bound over to the Seplembe: Grand Jury. At the same time, preliminary hearing for William Wheeler, charged with the same burglary, was continued by Justice of the Peace Arthur Thatcher to 10 a.m. Aug. 29. The two men were charged with jurglary after a television set, stolen from the country club, was bund in Wheeler's home when Police Chief H. H. Blackorby Jr., went to Wheeler's home to tell iVater a parole officer wanted :o see him. Other articles taken i'om the club were found in Waters' car. Wheeler, however, denied any knowledge of the burglary and said he had no idea how the stolen television set got into his louse. America's first, globe maker, James Wilson, walked 250 miles to New Haven, Conn., to learn copper engraving from Amos Doolittle, qne of America's first map makers, DYNAMITE! A carelessly dropped match or oigBreUe~-a forgotten caropflre—thcw are the things that can explode i peaceful grew forest into a flaming inferno. Last year the carelessness of people caused twelve forest fires every hour of the day and night for all 3(55 days. You cat) helpstop this senseless waste of lives, land, and money. Follow Smokoy'sABC's. Always break matches in two, Be sure ail firej we out, Crush id) smokes dead out in an astray. &if£" <*%>•'§ :*8S?? :S*? msmmim > &2£&£®®S ^s&s .„-__-, fACTORY-LOOK AGAIN For GREATER COMFORT, INCREASED RESALE VALUE & BROAQWAY & HENRY SEAT COVER UPHOLSTERING ALTON HO 2-4561 Prices to Change. 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