Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 22, 1963 · Page 10
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 10

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, August 22, 1963
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ALTON fc\TENtNQ Secretary State Active '£. r ' j' ' In College Aid :T AN AP Special Report -\ UYRNES • ttfr AL LAMER OQLUMBIA, S.C, (At>)-At 84 JiftiBiy Bytsies Is still the jaunty keen-eyed man seen in the news reelr with World leaders in the fetetol years of the 1940s. With Upright figure and ha '•(Socketl at & rakish angle, he re taifljf the jovial manner that won him Mends in high places around the World. But Jaflies F. Byrne, has _ seridus concerns about th Postwar vyorld he helped fashion "Hie United Nations must be tefottried if it is to exist," says the man who signed the United Nations Charter for t he United States. Pact Violations "Every important agreement we made with the Soviets was \rto- lated by them when they decidec it was in their interest," warns Byrnes, who negotiated with then as U.S, secretary of state. During World War II, Byrne; Was director of war mobilization and was dubbed "the assistan president.' ' He served from 1945 to 1947 a« secretary of state under Preside n Harry S. Truman. After more than 30 years of high-ranking fed era! service, beginning as U.S senator, Byrnes came home to South Carolina and served as gov ernor from 1950 to 1954. Today, the Byrnes live in fasMonable but unpretentious Co lumbia home. He visits his down '„'• town law office regularly. Bu mostof'his time—and money—are devoted to the James F. Byrnes Foundation, which provides coi lege scholarships to orphans. "I don't accept employment o: any kind," Byrnes said in a recent interview. "I'll make a speech or a public question I'm interested in, when I feel like it." Foundation Funds To meet the financial demands of the college awards, Byrnes ha; turned over to the foundation "every dollar" he ever made from .•his books, articles and speeches. The retirement money he gets from the federal government also is funneled into it, and recently .. his beach house at the Isle of Palms near Charleston was sold for $29,000 to keep the awards program operating. "We've used about all I feel I can spare from rny savings," said Byrnes. "But whatever we can .get along without, I'll give." The. foundation was started in 19"48 with $50,000 Byrnes received from the New Vork Herald Tribune for the newspaper rights to his , book "Speaking Frankly." About $40,000 in royalties from the book also went Into the program Which provides $500 t, year for four years for each recipient. The money is an outright grant, not a loan to be paid back. "Since 1948, tho grants have gone to 265 young people and all but five have turned out to be college material," Byrnes said proudly. Advantage "You know, I think orphans have an advantage over the rich boy who has no incentive," he added. "There is such a thing as an aristocracy of character, brains and energy." Most of the grants have been made to white orphans, but several Negroes have received them, including two who have become doctors and one now in the ministry. Keenly interested in foreign affairs, Byrnes is critical of the Kennedy administration's handling of the ,£uban situation. He also opposes many aspects of the administration's racial policies. About a year ago, Byrnes gave up golf and concentrates on fishing. Firmly convinced that fish bite best about daybreak, it is not unusual for Byrnes, his wife and their Negro chauffeur, Willie Byrd, to leave home at 5 a.m. and head for a pond. Byrnes married his wife, Maude, 57 years ago on his birthday, May 2. Willie Byrd and Miss Cassie Connor, his secretary, joined the Byrnes' menage many years ago and are indispensable. Although once considered the likely Democratic successor at the White House, Byrnes hasn't voted for the Democratic national ticket in the past three elections. He voted for Republican presidential candidates Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon in 1952 and I960,;- and for Sen. Harry Byrd, D-Va., on an independent electors ballot in 1956. The Democrats won't get the Byrnes' vote in 1964, either. The Republicans probably will, but may not if Gov. Nelson A. Rocke- "eller is the nominee. If Mr. Rockefeller is nominated, I may just decide 'it's better p go out and commune with the bass on election day," declared Byrnes. Kane Grade School to Open Aug. 30 KANfe — The Kane elementary school will open on Aug. 30. Registration has been set f6r Aug. 29. Teachers are: Harriet Cary, principal and eighth grade; Asbury Walk, seventh grade; John Moore, sixth grade; Ida May Anderson, fifth grade, Barbara Wai* lace, fourth grade; Ada Cook, third grade; Bessie Greene, second grade; Virginia Theivagt, first grade; Mary Rice, music; Clifton Boyer, band, and James Markinson, art. Kane Notes KANE — George Dodson, who has been residing in a nursing honie in Greenfield, has returned to his. home here. Mrs. Carl Berry entered the Jerseyville hospital this week for surgery. Asbury Walk of Milton was aiMrs Bo thai lo Homecoming Will Begin on Aug. 31 BETHALTO — the annual Bethalto Homecoming will be held Labor Day weekend at the village park and will be sponsored by the Bethalto Volunteer Fire Department and American Legion Post 214. Entertainment, rides, and concessions have been arranged for the annual event, which wiU begin Aug. 31. ' A special kiddle parade will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, in which floats, built on coaster \vag- ons, will be entered by children of the community, frizes will be given in three categories, set up on the basis of age. The parade will begin at Bethalto Grade School, proceed down Central Street to Prairie, to East Sherman, down Sherman to Logan Street and end at the band stand in the park. supper guest Tuesday of Mr. and Clifford Cary. Sept. 2 Hrlhnllo Tax Deadline '-^ A deadline of Sept. 2 has been set as the final date for paying the village auto and dog licenses, William F. boerr, village clerk, has announced. Doerr said his office will be open from 10 a.m. to 12 tidon ant from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day so that payments can be made.. The auto license ts $3 and the dog license Is $1 for male dogs and $2 for female dogs, Doerr an nounced, " ttfti in Otpft bWARbSVILLE - Roland Pfeloger, 15, of 121 Harrison Ave., was awarded itfst prlxe In iis rfass of students Ui the Organ- playing dontest Sunday at the Illinois State fW at Springfield and received the governor's troy. Ronald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Preloger, is an organ student 6f Robert Kikkels, music director of trinity Lutheran Church. MADRID—The Spanish Labor Ministry reports close to half a million Spanish workers are now employed in other countries. 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