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Inside 5 ,».... PAM 4 fififfffv. ',•-.:: : fegl|{ MARKETS .... SAGE s COMICS , i . ; . frAOB M toN' ; ; : ; SAGE 8 Wtl ..... PAGE 25 , . . . , PAGE 28 Established January IS, 1830, EVENING TELEGRAPH WARMER Serving the Alton Community /or More T/iait 127 Low 05, High 00 (Complete Wefttlicf, Pnfte 8) l, No. 186 SIX-CAR PILE VP IN FOG ALTON, ILL., WEbNJESDAY, AUGUST 21,1963 32 PAGES 7c Pet 1 Copy Member of The Associated Press, S Pact Shown are four of six cars that piled up in a chain accident at 7:80 a.m. to- day in a fog on Rtc. 100 about a mile west of Clifton Terrace Road. Day Approved of Park Appointment Independent action on the Alton Park and Recreation boards to name a director of parks and recreation without civil service procedure was taken with his approval and at his direction Mayor P. W. Day said today. Cites Rail Proposal As Fair CHICAGO (AP) - Sen. Wayne W. Morse, DnOre., has told a union convention that President Kennedy's plan for heading off a "the national railroad strike is fairest possible solution." Morse spoke out Tuesday against any nationwide railroad strike, which he said would "cost the economy $1 billion in 30 days and put six million more out of work." Addressing delegates to the annual convention of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union, he added: "The pending dispute involves issues that can't be settled on the picket lines—issues of automation "1 told the joint boards that any legal question in the matter would be my responsibility," said' Day. "The whole matter was thoroughly threshed out pointment was before made the arid ap- my decision was accepted'by the civil service commission." Day made his statement after question had been raised whether civil service procedure had been bypassed in the appointment. Park and Recreation boards last Monday night named John Woodworth Jr. to a combination position of director, effective Oct. 1. 6-Car Pile Up in Heavy Morning Fog Help to R and disjointure in job assignment." ; Morse was chairman of a presidential board that settled a rail dispute in 1941, and which was involved in several subsequent rail mediation cases. The Kennedy plan calls for dealing with the current rail dispute by turning the issues over to the Interstate Commerce Commission for a two-year period. Three Cases Of Arson Reported A burning flare apparently tossed on the roof of a house early this morning was one of three separate acts of arson reported to Alton police. Harold Rhoads, 1900 Central Avc,, told police he was driving by a house occupied by Mrs. Cathern Bohn, 1704 Stale St. at 12:50 a.m. when he saw the railroad flare. Police said Rhoads stopped and pounded on the door to awaken everyone inside. Mrs. Bohn climbed out on the roof and kicked the flare to tjje ground Asleep in the house were Mrs. Bohn and her five children. In another fire incident, Mrs. Their action followed the resignation early in July ofj Harold Bean as administrator of programs of the two commissions. Bean was named to the combination executive post last January after serving since 1946 as superintendent of recreation. No Complaints The mayor said today he had received no complaint as to the board taking independent action. The question was looked into three weeks ago, he said, and he felt the'question was fully.settled by his decision well in advance of any appointive action. Day said it is his view that the parks - recreation and city library boards'are in the same category as other major departments of the city, heads of which are exempt from .civil service. "I took the stand that since there were no court decisions to exactly define the appointive powers of the semi - independent commissions, it was to the best interests of the city that they make their own appointment of a chief administrator," said Day. "The boards are doing a dam good job and should have a free hand in the matter." He cited that the question of the power of the several boards to act Richard Mattingley, 619 E. 12th St., told police this morning someone had poured gasoline on her front porch and set fire to it near the front door. Damage was limited to a burned area on the porch. Police found a book of matches near the area and a sample wine bottle that smelled of gasoline. Mrs. George Holmes reported to Alton/police Tuesday someone had burned papers on her front porch sometime Monday evening. There was no damage. Fieldtin Man Dies Under Tractor Wheel independently on their major appointments has never previously been raised. All have been naming their own executives back to time of their establishment. T h e library board has named a number of head librarians. Donald R. Koppenhaver, chairman, said the civil service commission had entered no objection to the mayor's action to' resolve what appears as a 'gray area' in the law. Six / cars piled up in a chain crash on Rte. 100 early this morning during a thick fog. No one was hurt seriously, Illinois State Police reported. The crash was triggered when three of the drivers stopped their cars on the highway because of poor visibility, police said. A fourth auto, driven by Dale Richard Dawdy, 19, of Rte. 1, Dow, struck the rear of the third car causing the chain crash. Orland Lobbig of Rte. 3, Godfrey came along next and hit the fourth car, and then Dean A. Montgomery, 813 Baxter St. in Jerseyville, struck the Lobbig auto. An ambulance took Dawdy and Mrs. Lawrence Powers, 27, of Rte. 2 Godfrey, to Alton Memorial Hospital where both were treated for minor injuries and then released. Besides Mrs. Powers, Ray Widman of Rte. 2 Godfrey,'and Joseph A. Weber of Golden Eagle had stopped on the highway, state police said. A state trooper issued citations to Dawdy, Lobbig, and Montgomery for traveling too fast for conditions. Iraqi Alert For Attack By Israeli By FAROUK NASSAB DAMASCUS, Syria (AP)-Iraq mobilized its army and air force on standby alert today and announced it was placing its armed forces under the command of the Syrian National Revolutionary Council following air and ground clashes between Syria and Israel. Both Damascus and Baghdad radios canceled regular programs and whipped Syria and Iraq into a state of excitement with martial music, messages of support and Viet Nam In State Of Siege TOKYO (AP) - President Ngo Dinh Diem's armed forces raided pagodas of rebellious Buddhists throughout South Viet Nam today in a crackdown quickly denounced by the U.S. government. President Kennedy's administration, which lias, supplied 14,000 American military men and $500 million a year to back Diem's Communist threatened regime, At City Hall NAACP Sets Rally charged violated the Saigon pledges for government a peaceful reconciliation with the Buddhists. Instructed by Attorney — A Jersey County farmer was crushed to death beneath the wheels of a tractor he was repairing at h i s larm home, near Fieldon, Tues day evening. Edward Louis Wilst, 54, was found dead by members of his family, who went in search of him when he failed to report at the house |or his evening meal. He left the house about 3 p.m. to feed cattle and apparently had taken time out to wprk on a tractor that he had jacked up. He was found at 7 p.m, The tractor .apparently slipped from Uie jack and crushed Wilst under one of the wheels. An inquest into the death will he conducted by Deputy Coroner Day said tliat City Attorney John Roach had been',consulted and was present at the conference with parks - recreation boards at which he instructed them to proceed independently on filling the vacancy in their post of director. City Counselor J. W. Hoeferl, who was away on a vacation when the appointment matter came up, said today he felt the agreement reached was a practical solution of the question. He said Illinois law exempts from civil service authority the appointment of department leads, secretaries of elected of. [icials, health officers, police officers above the rank of captain, legal department members, and administrative assistants of mayors, threats against Israel. Baghdad Radio declared Iraq's ruling National Revolutionary Council is "prepared to support Syria immediately with all military means and moral resources. 1 A council statement said the entire armed forces were in a state of alert and were being placed under the Syrian high command. The Iraqi defense minister, Gen. Saleh Mahdi Ammash, announced all airports west of the Euphrates River were on standby alert, all planes were ordered to be ready to take off on 30 minutes notice, and all army units west of the Euphrates were prepared to move within half an hour. The moves came less than 24 hours after Syria announced an armed clash with 15 Israeli armored cars on the 70-mile armistice line. Both Syria and Israel announced an air battle between Syrian MIG17 fighter planes and Israeli Mirages. Each nation claimed its fighters shot down one of the other's planes. Each accused the other ov violating its air space. Israel filed a complaint against Diem, a Roman Catholic, declared a state of. siege throughout his nation of 15 million and ordered the army to move in on the yellow-robed leaders of the Buddhist challenge to his government. The Saigon Radio announced raids were made on three pagodas in the capital. Though the monks are pledged to nonviolence, it said a submachine gun, 14 plastic explosive charges and 10 daggers were seized at the Ravada pagoda. The State Department an. nounced in Washington American disapproval of Diem's maneuvers. "On the basis of information from Saigon," it said, "it appears the government of the republic of Viet Nam has instituted repressive measures against.Vietnamese Buddhist- leaders. "The action represents a direct violation by the Vietnamese gov=. eminent of assurances that it was pursuing-a policy of reconciliation with the Buddhists. "The United States deplores repressive actions of this nature." Aid to Contimfo High U.S. authorities in Washington said, however, that American aid for the war against the Communists would continue. A proclamation broadcast by Saigon Radio said Diem's government had adopted an "attitude of extreme conciliation" toward the Buddhists, "but the government's efforts have not met with a simi lar attitude." The president blamed "a few (Buddhists) who indulge in polit TALKS TO ENTOMBED HUSBAND Mrs. David Fellin, with handkerchief holds microphone as she talks with her husband, entombed in coal mine. Mrs. Fellin is sitting under plastic sheeting protecting communications center table from rock dust flying from huge drill boring access hole toward her husband and two other miners trapped since Aug. 13. (AP Wirephoto) Alton branch of NAACP s e I Friday Aug. 30 for a mass rally on the steps of Alton City Hall, "to protest lack of action" in what it called discriminatory practices against Negroes. The action was specifically aimed at Mayor P. W. Day who, the NAACP said, had failed to call meetings designed to discuss the discrimination. The demonstration will be for two hours, from 4 to 6 p.m., Clarence Willis, NAACP president said at the group's 8 p.m. meeting Tuesday. "The Mayor has failed to do any of the things we have asked him to do," Willis said. "We're only asking him to try and set up some meetings. If he has tried, he has failed to say so. We are not trying to dictate to him. We realize that he can't control hiring practices in industry." Through such meetings the NAACP hopes that Negro applicants for jobs be given the same consideration as other applicants, he said. "We want the public to know ical speculation, exploit religion and take advantage of the desire for extreme conciliation of the government to multiply illegal acts with the aim of stirring up disturbances to sabotage that policy, prevent the application of the law, damage the prestige of Buddhism, thereby only benefitting communism." Syria with the U.N. Security Council. The council was expected to meet in New York Friday or early next week. Marital Law Diem ordered the army to take 'all necessary measures to restore security and public order, so that the state may be protected, communism defeated, freedom secured and democracy achieved." The state of siege apparently approximated martial law, which the U.S. and other embassies had advised their governments was in force earlier in the day. Normal communication channels between South Viet Nam and the world were cut, and a censorship blacked out all news dispatches, Diem ordered the crackdown on the Buddhists after a growing wave of religious suicides by fire, mass demonstrations, rioting in Saigon, Hue and other cities and growing foreign criticism of his government for not making peace with the Buddhists. Khrushchev Confident On Future BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP —Soviet Premier Khrushchev told Yugoslav workers today that the enemies of communism would one day want to live in Communisl countries. He also said the fact that Soviet Union now is rated one of he two big powers in the world along with the United States wai a good argument for the Communist system. Khrushchev made his remarks in an hour-long speech during a visit to the giant motor plant at Rakovica outside Belgrade. During his factory tour he also ridiculed the Communist Chinese. In a separate talk with plant officials he pooh-poohed Peking's go-it-alone economic policy, saying with heavy sarcasm: "They say, 'We are going to rely on our own resources' — then they write to us for credits." "Their motto," he quipped, "is 'our resources and your credits'." In his address and extemporaneous remarks, he hailed Yugoslav-Russian ties and declared that the 1948 break between Belgrade and Moscow hnd accomplished nothing. New Try Started To Rescue Miners By JAJV1ES V. LAMB Associated Press Staff Writer HAZELTON, Pa. OP) — Drilling of a new escape hole for the how Mayor Day feels about our Negro citizens", he added. "This rally is strictly for informational purposes. We want the citizens to know that we don't like the lack of action." The group discussed making of handbills, placards and obtaining speakers for the rally. Clayton Williams, NAACP •'vice-president, was appointed chairman of the event. Hequestud Meetings The NAACP had requested June 20 that the mayor arrange a meeting with representatives of industry, commerce, Civil Service Cheating No Help, Is Claim WASHINGTON (AP)-The Defense Department's top scientist testified today the Soviets* could not gain any substantial advantage under the limited nuclear test ban treaty even if they "cheat to the maximum extent possible." Dr. Harold Brown, defense director of research and engineering, added that if the treaty is fully observed U.S. nuclear superiority over the Russians actually will improve. Brown thus took issue with the views expressed Tuesday by Dr. Edward Teller, Air Force nuclear consultant, who said ratification of a dreadful and tragic mistake." At Hearing Brown testified at a public ses- Commission, Commission, Human unions, Relations and the three trapped miners began today. Two of the men, trapped 3; feet underground and able to ta] to the surface through a six-inc hole, reported they had re established contact, after near! 40 hours, with a companion wh s separated from them by a wa of debris in the tunnel where the fled after the main mine sha: walls collapsed eight days ago But Arthur Joyce, a state min nspector, cast doubt today tha here had been any contact wit ^ouis Bova, 42. The other trapped men, Davl ^ellin, 58, and Henry Throne, 28 et off a scene of wild rejoicinj in the surface late Tuesday nigh vhen they told of talking briefly vith Bova and then getting an wering knocks on the mine wal fter they no longer could main ain voice contact with him. This morning, however, Joyci aid that at the time the othc: Charged With Burglary TODAY'S CHUCKLE Many Americans feel that living within their income is a fate worse than debt. (® 1963, General Features Corp.) Search Spreads for Ex-Convict An all - day man - hunt near Greenfield for an ex • convict charged with burglary was expanded to all of Illinois and adjacent states today when police concluded the suspect had escaped in a stolen truck. Object of the all « day Tuesday search, BjJJy Base, 33, of Jer- seyvUle, eluded tow carloads pf state troopers, personnel from the eherifl's offices of Qreene and Jersey Counties, and \jerseyvjlle ;J^eJjK4 Police - all aJded by two ftate police airplanes with plane • to > ground radio equip, ment. The hunt (or lasse started day morning when State Trooper Lyle D. Lee of Brighton spotted the suspect In an automobile at "Greenfield Junction," the intersection of Highways 67 and 108 south of Greenfield. Baze leaned from the car and fled Into a cornfield, Lee said. Earlier Tuesday Police Chief H. H. Blackorby Jr. of Jersey- vlHe had recovered a cash register that had been stolen Aug. 8 In a burglary at the Elmer Cummins grocery store at JerseyvJJle, from J. L. QrUflth, CarroUton service station operator, Griffith said he had bought the cash register and had given Baje a Baze was charged with burglary In a complaint made by Blackorby. State police, notified by radio, began a watch for the suspect, The search in the rural district south of Greenfield, which offers cover in woods, erroded areas, creek channels and hills, failed to ferrett out the suspect. This morning, when the office of Greene County Sheriff Darold McCollom was Informed that a truck had been stolen from Rockbridge JBIevator during the night, an Intensive localized search was called off. "With a truck, he coujd, be uny. r<p place," Blackorby said at Jer- seyvllle Police Headquarters. Keith Whilaker, manager of Rockbridge Elevator, said the stolen vehicle was a three-quarter-ton truck with dual rear wheels. "It won't be hard to spot, with 'Rockbridge Elevator' on both doors and a feed advertisement on both sides of the body," Whltaker said. "The truck was painted turquoise." Blackorby said that Baze is five feet and 11 Inches tall, weighs 200 pounds and wears horn - rimmed glasses, He has served time at Menard Penitentiary for car theft, Blackorby said. men reported hearing from Bova he (Joyce) could hear nothing. The other men requested, and received, small tools to try and dig toward where Bova was trapped. Two six-inch rescue holes have been drilled into the mine—the lifeline one through which Fellin and Throne talk and receive supplies, and Die second one which broke through Tuesday night into the area where Bova is believed trapped. Joyce listened at the one for Bova while the other miners talked through the companion holo some distance away. Asked why Fellin and Throne were not questioned about his feeling that Bovu had said noth- ng, Joyce replied: "We didn't want to get them excited." Later, H.B. Charmbury, state secretary of mines, talked with Joyce. Charmbury was asked vhether he was as positive today is he was Tuesday night that Jova had been contacted. "When you put it that way. no, 'm not as positive." he replied. Bova's wife, Eva, 32, continued o hold out hope after learning of he report from the other miners. However, one of his brothers, Peter, 58, said then: "My brother going to die. I know it and he uiows it. But his wife is there nd he doesn't want her to know truth. He's been a miner too NAACP in an effort to eliminate discriminatory practices. Also they requested that the Mayor arrange a meeting with representatives of real estate dealers, lending agencies, the Human Relations Commission and the NAACP "to eliminate discriminatory practices by real estate dealers and lending agencies in the selling, renting and financing of private housing where there is a willing seller or landlord and a willing and able buyer or renter," Willis told the Telegraph that four members of the Human Relations Commission told him they had not heard from the Mayor in regard to this matter. "We'd like to talk witli these sion of the Senate' Foreign Relations Committee at which members of the Senate Armed Services and the joint Atomic Energy committees sat in. This is the same forum before which Teller delivered his blast at the treaty. This was the seventh day of the group's hearing on the proposal to ban all nuclear testing underground. Brown differed with Teller's estimate that the Soviet Union is ahead of the United States in the development of an antimissile defense. He testified that from long investigations he has made with associates the "best present judgment is that our ABM (antiballistic missile) development efforts are comparable in magnitude and success with those of the Soviets." Missile Defense He added that any deployed defense system the Soviets are likely to have now or in the near future "does not appear to be as effective, almost certainly not more effective than the Nike- Zeus" which the United States de- ong not to realize the shape he's n." Drilling of a new escape hole icgan shortly after dawn as a , fog shrouded the area. It vas so thick at the time It was npossible to see the top of the 0-story-tall drilling rig. Drilling of the original escape ole had to be abandoned soon fter midnight at a depth of 193 eel because it was cracking the oof above Throne and Fellin and xperts feared another cave-In. people to find out why more Negroes aren't hired," Willis said. "Other questions we have," he said, are: "Do they intend to hire more Negroes, or, if not, why not? We intend to go on with or without the Mayor's help in this matter. We may have to do it by ourselves." Willis said that Mayor Day had attempted to set up meetings but that nothing ever came of the efforts. He pointed out that Mayor Day had talked last week with the District Manufacturer's Assn. and they had said "that no laws are being violated." The NAACP submitted a list of suggestions and remedies to Uie Mayor June 20 and Day said he would take prompt action, Willis said. "We feel that the people he contacted were not in a position to do anything," he added. "We know .hat the Mayor attempted to set up a meeting with the Building Trades Council and the Real Estate Dealer's Assn. However, they never occurred," No lleproMfiitutivu One reason given for the failure DATA AT THE DAM ?: temperature Yesterday 1 * >day 63' *lvor staiie below Precipitation am at » a.m. 24 lus, 15. Pool 23,37, None. high 8iv low 59". 24 lus. to 8 a.m. of the meeting with the real estate dealers, Willis noted, was that "the representative was out of town the date the meeting was set." In other business members discussed a recent meeting of their representatives with school administrators of Alton School District. Mrs. Josephine Wilson, Education Committee chairman, said that an annual August meeting with school administrators was lield to discuss any existing problems. Areas discussed, she said, included employment of Negroes by the school district tor clerical jobs, bus drivers, teaching Jobs and others. The question of high- school dropouts also was discussed, he added. cided not to deploy because "its effectiveness was inadequate against U.S. penetration aids." He said penetration aids now under development "will be effective against much more sophisticated systems." "In other words, with or without U.S. nuclear tests," Brown continued, "the U.S. penetration aid capability gives us confidence that our missile systems will penetrate presently designed ABM systems with a large margin of safety." President Kennedy waded into the argument Tuesday at his news conference. The President: —Sharply denied a Teller charge that the administration curtailed atmospheric tests last year for political reasons. Precaution —Disclosed that preparations for U.S. Pacific tests are already under way as a precaution to Soviet violation of the treaty. —Disputed a central Teller contention—that the Soviet Union is ahead hi the antimissile race and that the treaty would cement the Soviet lead. On these points Kennedy said: 1. After the Soviets broke the three-year test moratorium In 1961, the United States set off 36 atomic explosions in the air and 97 underground. Although atmospheric shots were held to a minimum, because of the hazard from radioactive fallout, several more were fired than originally planned. 2. In response to senatorial demands, the administration Is sending the foreign relations and armed services committees ft letter detailing plans for Kennedy's (our promised safeguards against any treaty continued violation, nuclear Those are laboratory work, readiness to resume atmospheric! testing, a vigorous series of underground tests und Improvement in methods of detecting sneak tests. Itovpoiiae 3. Secretary of Defemo Robert S. McNumara already hag given the most specific and clour answer possible on tho anUmlssllo missile -that the Soviet Union In not ahead in this field and. U.S. development of tills defense weapon does not hinge on atmospheric tests, "A good many other scientist* with comparable experience/ 1 eluding Nobel Prize winners, pule Teller'! vim, Kennedy «j& •$ f

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