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OBITUARY MARKETS . FAMILY . j^nAAi^fc • «f?rninrf SPORTS TELEVISION .' .' . '. ; x » * * o 10 14 * j Ift ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 12? Years FAIR SAftlltttAV Low 60, ttlgtt 08 (Complete *> Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVllI, No. 188 ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1963 18 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Central Ave, Repair Job Plans OK'd Repair of Alton's long torn up Central Avenue moved a stop closer with approval of plans today by the stale division of highways. The ally will receive bids Sept. 11 on the job. Reopening of the street section between E. 4th and Broadway, closed since a disastrous sewer blow-out last May 16, Is now expected by early October. Following receipt today of clearance by the Illinois highway department, Public Works Director Paul A. Loir/, said he would issue an immediate call for proposals of contractors. He set the Sept. 11 dale for opening bids'because Alton City Council will meet that same day, and, if a snUsfaelovy bid is received, the Council can lake immediate action to asvurtl a contract. The pavement replacement is a motor fuel tax project for which $30,00(1 has been appropriated. Bidding specifications call for ils completion within 30 days after the conlract is closed. In order lo speed the Central job as much as possible, L e n 2 several weeks ago was authorized by the City Council to call bids as soon as final state approval was in hand. The old brick pavement on Central, ruined by the sewer break in a cloudburst, is to be replaced with an 8-inch reinforced concrete slab, 42 feet wide. The project includes new concrete curbing which will replace the old- time limestone curb, and also some drainage adjustments. The disrupted half-block of sewer was long ago replaced by expenditure., of city funds, but extended time was involved in setting up the paving as an MFT job. Notice of final state approval was received today from C. J. Vranek, state engineer of local roads and streets. Lenz said today that he now hopes for early receipt of state approval on two other projects on which completed plans now are in hands of the Division of Highways. One is the E. .Broadway black top resurfacing from Pearl Street east to Sering Avenue. The other is the Rodgers Avenue widening and paving improvement which has been years in moving to construction stage. By quick action, the Broadway project might be pushed to completion this construction season. Goldwater Would Back *• ! Rockefeller ATLANTA (AP) — Sen, Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., says he would support Nelson Rockefeller if the New York governor won the Republican nomination for president in 1964. "The country can't stand another 'four years of Kennedy," he said Thursday after replying yes to a direct question on possible support of Rockefeller. This was believed to be the first time the Arizona Republican, who also is a prominent possibility for the GOP presidential nod, has said he would support Rockefeller. The New Yorker has not said whether or not he would back Goldwater if the nomination should go to the Arizona senator. Viet Nam Quiet Under Martial Law Ily MALCOLM W. BKOWNE Associated Press Stuff Writer SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP)-Viet naniese armed forces appeared today to be taking over control of ministries In President Ngo Dinh Dlem's administration, wth out challenge to his over-all lead' ershp. The government announced all ministries will take orders from the military for tho duration of the martial law period, Amid political turmoil over the government's blows at ils Budd hist opponents, U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge visited two monks who have lived in asylum in Ihe American aid mission since escaping there from arrest. U.S. sources said kodiici paid a courtesy call on the monks barely J? hours after he arrived in Iron bled Saigon Thursday night a» the envoy of President Kennedy's administration. The visit of the Ml, 151-year old American diplomat to the yellow-robed refugees even before (CouluuittJ on I'oge » cul 1) GOOD TRY Two barriers locked to the Clark Bridge railings show motorists they Bi-State Studies Express Service Population concentration and route studies have been made by Bi-State Development Agency lo determine locations of new express bus lines In the Alton area, a Bi-State Transit System spokesman said today. The lines will be part of the 12 to 15 express lines planned to serve St. Louis County and Madison and St. Clair counties in Illinois, he said. "Data have been gathered, but it is to early to say definitely where the express lines will be routed," he added. Commuting workers who travel during rush hours are to be!served by the line, he said and shoppers, ",oo, are kept in mind. Results Next Week Results of the current studies 4 Aldermen At Urban Renewal Talk Only four of Alton's 14 .aldermen showed up at the Allon-Wood River Area Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO meeting on urban renewal Thursday night. The labor men expressed disappointment at the small turnout. James Bailey, Maitland Timmer- miere, William Warren and John McConnell appeared before the union delegates and explained their position on urban renewal ivhich was backed by the labor jroup. A housing measure which would lave paved the way for urban re- icwal in Alton was defeated by the city council 8 to 5 on July 24. The labor group, which endorsed many of tho candidates in the elections, was unhappy over the defeat of the proposal. Tlmmermiorc, Warren and McConnell voted for the proposal while Bailey voted against it. In explaining his position on the proposal, Bailey told the group he voted against it because he didn't get answers to certain questions. Bailey said he thought the $35, 000 used in planning was too much. , Galley also said he thought the people who had to be relocated from Poglown would not get enough money (or their property. The alderman told the group he was informed Ihe property owners would only get $600 to 5700 for their land and homes, diaries Rodgers, presiding over the meeting, said the four aldermen present indicated the issue was deacl for tae present, John C. Baine, Tranist Services TODAY'S , There wIJi be 119 Income tax to pay on money ea wed dur- i«Uf the 2§lh hour of the 32nd day of the 13th month, unless Hit; calendar Is changed(0 1063, General Features Corp.) ........ may be available next week. Bi-State said Thursday in a four-month report, "We are perilously close to a bare break- even point." Revenues were reported off 5 per cent in comparison with the same period last year when the lines were operated by 15 private companies. Transit System members are reviewing complaints of East Side agencies about service and proprosed fare increases, the report said. Leo Fisher, chairman, said be can't say if there are going to be any adjustments at this time, president of Corp. which manages the lines, commented Lhat they will have some counter-suggestions to make after 1 they review the complaints. Oppose ICC Exemption Meanwhile, Chamber of nounced it has joined Belleville Mayor Charles Nichols in bis opposition to two congressional measures which would permanently exempt Bi-State from the jurisdiction of the Interstate Commerce Commission. Belleville Chamber of Commerce president Ed Fellner said that "in view of recent curtailments in service and increases in fares, we feel lhat complete exemption of all authority would not be in the best interest of Belleville. Bi-Slate is already exempt from the jurisdiction of the Missouri and Illinois Commerce Commissions, Francis M. secretary of weren't going to get on the structure from the Missouri side early. Farmer Finds He Can't Use Bridge Early A Missouri farmer was the first man to cross the Clark Bridge following a three week repaii job — he was also the first man to come back. The farmer thought the bridge might be open unofficially, al Bridge Open The bridge was opened at 1:45 p.m. today. Some 250 cars were lined up on East Broadway in Alton waiting for the barricades to conic down. hough the official time was set foi his afternoon. He made it through the loosely itted barriers on the Alton side, but ran into trouble on the Missouri side. There he found t w o arge barricades were chained and padlocked to the end of the bridge •ailings. With no way lo skirt the bar- ier the farmer headed back to the Illinois side and made his >vay to Missouri by way of the Chain of Rocks Bridge — a 30- nfl'le detour. "I was so close to home," the farmer said as he headed h i; auto east o;i Broadway. State Curfeiv Bill Signed SPRINGFIELD, ni. (AP)-GOV Otto Kerner today signed a bill establishing a statewide curfe\\ 'or persons under 18 years. The curfew Sunday through Thursday is 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday it runs from 12:01 a.m. to G a.m. Youngsters accompanied by an idult would be exempt. So woulr youngsters going to and from work. the Belleville Commerce an- Kaar, executive Greater Alton Chamber of Commerce said today that the Alton Chamber is following the bus situation close ly but has taken no action, Shouldn't Profit Bi-Slale has operated the transit lines since April 1. Fisher pointed out at the monthly meeting of Bi-Stale commissioners that "As an agency of the government, Bi-Stale may not profit from its operation of the transit system in any normal business sense. Every dollar earned above the cost of the transit operation will and must be used to improve transil service." For the four months ending July 31, revenues amounted to $7.788,444, it was reported. Operating expenses and bond re Uromenl and funding costs came to $7,770,420, leaving only $18,023 available for increase in work ing capital and contingencies. Revenue is based largely on the number of passengers who ride downtown both from St. Louis County and the East Side. Bill Binding Arbitration On Rails Gets Approval With NAACP Labor OK's Talks A meeting with labor union representatives sought by t h e for discussion of the prob- em of increased employment opportunities for Negroes has been arranged by Mayor P. W. Day for next Monday. To attend the conference with he mayor, — a noon luncheon session at Stratford Hotel—will be representatives of Alton-Wood River Federation of Labor, the NAACP, and Alton Human Re- ations Commission. It was announced at the mayor's office today that about three representatives from each of the organizations are expected to at;end. At the NAACP request, Day las also been seeking to arrange meeting with representatives of the Alton Board of Realtors. An initial date for this conference was indefinitely postponed because some of the board officials were out of town. The Federation of Labor accepted the mayor's request for a conference about two weeks ago, but Day .said that he had been unable last week to get in touch with the head of the labor group to set a time for the meeting. The date for next Monday's conference was set by Day yesterday afternoon after further contacts with the several groups served to work out when all could be represented. The Alton branch of the NAACP announced earlier mis week plans to stage a mass rally on the steps of the Alton City Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 30. Clarence Willis, Alton branch chapter president at that time said the rally was brought on by the failure of Mayor Day to sel up meetings designed to discuss discriminatory practices against Negroes in Alton. Willis said the group requested Mayor Day in June to arrange meetings with representatives of industry, commerce, Civil Service Commission, unions, the Human Relations Commission and the NAACP. A request was also made for a meeting with representatives of real estate dealers. The group is making plans of having handbills, placards and speakers on hand for the rally. Willis said "We'd like to talk with the representatives to find out why more Negroes aren't hired and to eliminate discriminatoin by real estate dealers and lending agencies in the selling, renting and financing of private housing." No Labor Day Parade Planned Union members this year will not have a Labor Day Parade, a spokesman for Ihe Allon-Wood River Area Federation of Labor said today. Most of the unions in the federation expressed a desire lo "see what would happen" one year without a parade and then give consideration to hav- ine one Ihe year following, Arvel Pickering, president of the federation told the Telegraph today. DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 70° 8(i", low 61° nivcr stage below Precipitation Uuin at 8 a m. 3.67. Pool 23.;)5. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. None. 'THE WAITING IS AWFUL? Mrs. David Fellin (left) and Mrs. Louis Bova sit together on hillside overlooking site of efforts to release their husbands from entombment in coal mine Drill Near Trapped Miners By JAMES V. LAMB HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — Drilling of a new escape hole for the three trapped miners reached a point today where two of the men reported they could hear the drill. The rescue crews slowed the pace of the giant drilling rig;, which stands 10 stories high, and proceeded cautiously around the 300-foot level. BULLETIN UA/ELTON, Pa. m — David Fullln, 58, and Henry Throne, 28, two of the trapped coal miners, reported in excited shouts today Unit It seemed to them (he 12-inch escape dole appeared about lo be drilled into their chamber where they have been trapped 331 feet underground for 10 days. It would tukc another 30 hours more, at least, to get them nut. They asked David Fellin, 58, and Henry Throne, 28, tc keep a close watch on the ceiling above the 14-by-9-foot chamber w h e r e they have been trapped 331 feet underground for 10 days. "Let us know the first signs of dust or anything," the man handling communications from the surface told them via a microphone through the six-inch lifeline liole. "Keep track of it and tell iis when to stop." "We will," replied Fellin. Two previous escape hole trios (Continued on I'ugo 3 Col, 3) near Ha/leton, Pa., Avhere they have been trapped more than a week. "The waiting is awful," Mrs. Fellin said. (AP Wirephoto) Vetoes Raises for Police, Firemen SPRINGFIELD, III. (AP)—Gov. Otto Kerner today vetoec bills which would have boosted minimum salaries of firemen and policemen in virtually all major cities. Passes Senate Agency WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Commerce Committee, working against a Thursday strike deadline, approved today a bill providing for binding arbitration o settle the deadlocked dispute over railroad work rules. The bill, calling for the creation of a seven-man arbitration board, is to be taken up by the Senate Monday. The board would be composed of two representatives of the carriers and two of the unions and of three public members designated by the other four members, or, if they are unable to agree, appointed by the President. The committee rejected President Kennedy's proposal for submitting the four-year-old dispute to the Interstate Commerce Commission, which would have been empowered to issue work rules binding for two years. Wirtz Proposal The bill follows the lines of a proposal made a week ago by Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz for creation of an arbitration panel. The bill, approved by the Commerce Committee without dissent, would bar a strike or walkout or the posting of new work rules, pending arbitration of the dispute. The bill provides for referring to the arbitration board the two main issues in dispute—firemen's jobs and the make-up of train crews. Collective bargaining would be attempted on other lesser issues in dispute, but if the.v could not be resolved by negotiation they also would be submitted to the board for arbitration. The arbitration board would be required to begin its hearings 30 days after enactment of the legislation or at such earlier date as the parties and the board might He also vetoed bills which would have prohibited cities from integrating duties of police and fire departments unless approved by a referendum. Kerner's veto messages explaining his action were not immediately available. Kerner vetoed similar pay raise legislation two years ago. Since then he said many cities had failed to heed his 1961 warning of pay adequate salaries to police and firemen or face state action. But city officials had warned Kerner the raise would force cities either to impose new taxes or to cut service forces. The bills would have boosted minimum salaries of police and firemen in cities over 5,000 by $100 to $150 a month. The city of Chicago was not included in provisions of the measures. A. L. Sargent, executive secretary of the Illinois Municipal League, said: "I think the governor is to be congratulated in upholding the powers and duties and the rights of municipalities. I'm quite sure that all municipal officials of the stale of Illinois are going to approve of the governor's action on these bills. The action was sound and justified." Sargent said that Kerner, in vetoing the anti-integration bill, upheld "our contention that mu- nicipal officials should have the right to experiment with new techniques that would improve efficiency and economy in local ad ministration." "As far as the salary bills are; concerned, the governor gave recognition to the fact that conditions differ in different parts of the state. He noted no additional revenue was provided to pay the proposed increases. "The municipal official is sympathetic to the needs of these po. licemen and firemen and he's going to better their working conditions and salary conditions when and if funds are available," Sargent added. Joseph Hogan, spokesman in Springfield for police organizations, was not available for comment. Altorfer Meets With Illinois GOP Leaders WASHINGTON (AP)—Republican members of Illinois' congressional delegation have met with John GOP H. Altorfer of candidate for Peoria, a lieutenant governor. Rep. Robert H. Michel, R-I11., host at a luncheon Thursday, said no commitments were sought from the delegation. Michel has endorsed Altorl'er's candidacy. What's a Nanocurie?' Nuclear Term Confuses Solons By FRANK OAHKY Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A sci- enlist set congressmen adrift on a semantic minefield when he casually mentioned nanocuries. Things hud been moving along nicely Thursday at the nuclear fallout hearing conducted by the Joint Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee, Radioactive reindeer and caribou in Alaska were being discussed. Then came nanocuries. "Please stop right there," said Rep, Melvin Price, D-JiJ.. "What's a 'nanocuries'?" "Why," declared H. M. Parker, manager of the Atomic Energy V Commission's Hanford Laboratories at Riehluid, Wash., "it's ten- to-lhe-minus ninth curies — the same as one thousand picocuries." A gleam of recognition came into Price's eyes. Already Introduced He recalled that the committee had been introduced to the pico- curie at a previous hearing in June. It had been explained then, under congressional probing, that "the picocurie is a little easier to say than micro-microcurie" but that it means the same thing. J{ "Micro-micro curie" throws you, it's a millionth-of-a-mlllionth of a curie — a curie being the amount of given radiation off by a gram of radium. The term is still used by many scientists to describe radiation levels in air, milk and man. "Yes," Packet went on, warming to the subject, "you might also say that one micro curie equals 1,000 nanocuries." Up piped Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash,: "Some of us prefer to remain ignorant!" Rep. Price, though obviously squared away on the arithmetic, had his last word: "I've been on this committee about 18 years, and I've never heiud the word 'nanocurie.'' New lo |l Ini Parker granted that it was somewhat new to him, too, hut that scientists at Hanford had used it and there you are. "1 assume," grinned Rep. Craig llosmer, R-Calif., "that you can get us safely through this semantic minefield?" Parker indicated he could—and he kept on dropping "nanocuries" freely, without further interruption. He left one thing unanswered: How else could you express ti "nauocurioY" Easy— It's one billionth of a curie. agree upon. The board would have to file its award not later than 60 days after it commenced its hearings, and in no event later than 90 days aftor enactment of the resolution. Acceptance proposal, accepted immediately without reservation by the carriers and conditionally by the five rail unions involved in the dispute, was to submit the two key issues to an arbitration panel composed of management, union and public representatives. Other issues, such as wage structure, would be left to separate negotiation. The two parties, however, bogged down in trying lo reach agreement on timing and procedures. Magnuson said Thursday that whatever bill the committee brings out will reach the Senate floor Monday. He indicated also that he feels the bill can be passed in the Senate. Passage in the House may be more difficult, he indicated. Actually, the House has before it a similar group of legislative proposals tailored to end the dispute, but leaders in that body are waiting for the Senate to act. The rail dilemma was given back to Congress when the carriers and brotherhoods failed to agree on the final form of the arbitration proposal suggested by Wirtz. The carriers want to eliminate some 32,000 firemen's jobs they say were made unnecessary by the adoption of diescl engines which do not use coal, The unions have protested that job cuts would hamper the safely and efficiency of train operations. Fined for Making False Bomb Report DECATUR, 111. tAP) - Pete Reichle, til, of Warrensburg, has been fined $150 for making H false report thai a bomb was planted in the state employment office in Decalur. Reichle, who pleaded guilty lo disorderly conduct charges In Justice of the Pence Court Thursday, wuu held In Macoi) County jail in lieu of payment of (lie (lay. Police said Reichle fulled tlm ol'l'icu ol Gov. Otto Kdt'iior Saturday suylng a bomb had Leon placed In the Dut'alur oiduo, ISrn- ployes were uvucuutwl but bomb WUH found.

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