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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 11

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Scclfan 2 17T 'tP/^13 A T1TT liLLGltAril Sp&ftt wHcmc GttmtffaA Established January 15, 1830. ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1963 Ic Per Copy Member of The Associated Wth Postponement Miller's Delayed Until Fall CHICAGO (AP)~The execution of Lloyd E. Miller, former Canton, HI., cab driver convicted nearly seven years ago of a rape- slaying, has been delayed at least until early fall. The 37-year-old condemned man won another stay of execution Thursday, obtaining for the 10th time postponement of a date with the electric chair.' The stay to Sept, 9 was granted in U.S. District Court less than seven hours before Miller's scheduled execution nt 12:01 a.m. today at Statovlllc Penitentiary at Jollcl. It came in an action Initialed by a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, which asked the court to order a new trial. In an carl lor decision Thursday, Justice Waller V. Sehaetor of the Illinois Supreme Court denied another pica to slay the execution. Both requests for stays were filed Wednesday. Miller's attorneys in both petitions contended the state used false evidence in his trial for the •laying of 8-ycar-old Janice May on Nov. 2G, 1955. They also contended he had an alibi, not, considered in his trial, that raised a serious question of his guilt. Witnesses are available now, they contended, who would testify that Miller was sleeping in his rented room in Clinton the Saturday afternoon the child was molested and then fntally beaten with a chunk of concrete. Kuvlcwud liy Courts The former cab driver on Tuesday lost a bid for executive clemency from Gov. Otto Kerner, who said he had studied the case and concluded that Miller's conviction had been adequately reviewed by all the courts. Judge Bernard M. Decker, sitting Thursday as an emergency U.S. District judge during the summer vacation, granted the stay until Sept. 9 when he said the petition will be heard by Judge Joseph Sam Perry. "I am not returning a writ of habeas corpus. I don't think where a life is at stake that I, as an emergency judge, should pass on this case on the basis of arguments ' heard in the last hour," Judge Decker said. "I am only granting this stay to give myself or • some other judge the opportunity to hear further arguments." Judge Decker acted in an May Settle Suit On Segregation Treasury To Change Bill Dates STREET TRIMMER emergency capacity because all U.S, District Courts arc adjourned for the judges' vacations. Judge Decker said lhat on Sept, 9 Judge Perry" probably would set anothc: 1 dale for a hearing on the merits of the petilion. If he rules againsl Miller, another execution date would have to be set. One basis for the petition was lhat Miller's confession was not only in the handwriting of James Christensen, who took the statement, but that it was partly in Christensen's words and given at his suggestion. The confession 'was taken NoV. 30, 1955, two days after Miller's arrest at a Danville bus stalipn, and was signed on Dec. 1, Convicted In 195(1 Miller was convicted by a jury in Hancock County at Carthagp Sept. 29, 195G, and sentenced to death Nov. 15 the same year by Judge William S. Bardens, His conviction was based on the con fession and circumstantial evidence. Justice Sehaefer indicated after presentation of arguments Thurs day that the question before bin" was whether Miller's attorneys had presented sufficient new evi deuce to warrant a stay. He held thai they had not, By SAM DAWSON Al' Uirslno.s.s NewN Aimlysl NEW YORK (AP) — Another move to bring U.S. Treasury monetary policy closer in step with Federal Reserve credit management and with corporate financing needs will start next week. Changing the present quarterly issues of one-year Treasury bills to a monthly offering seems at first glance like a routine matter of interest only to government security dealers. But it could go well beyond that. It is further evidence of the important part monetary policy will play in meeting the problems that becloud the economic outlook. The change to what the Treasury dubs "a more or less auto- nalic turnover basis" might have i role in tackling the twin financial problems: curbing the out- low of gold and dollars abroad by 'inner control over short-term cans and interest rates, and the simultaneous encouragement of economic growth at home through comparatively easy long-term credit. This is a tricky task at best but one that the money managers see as ever more pressing. The monthly bill offering is another in a string of monetary changes, in the last few months. Early in the year the Federal Reserve began .to tighten the short-term money market, if only jy foregoing steps that would ease it. The result was a slow rise in yields of short-term secur- ties, such as the 91-day bills and six-months bills the Treasury issues. The aim, now acknowledged, was to make returns here look more attractive to those with idle funds which they had been shipping abroad where yields were higher. This added to the surplus of dollars in foreign hands, part of which were turned in from time to time for gold held by the U.S. Treasury. Then a month ago the Federa! Reserve went another step and raised its discount rate from per cent to 3.5 per cent. This is what it charges member banks for loans which they in turn can CHICAGO (AP)-Chlcago Board of Education attorneys have tentatively agreed to an out-of-court settlement of a school segregation suit brought by 20 Negro parents, Under the settlement, proposed Thursday following a pre-trial hearing in U.S. District Court, attorneys agreed to consider proposals for eliminating all-Negro and racially imbalanced public schools in Chicago. The proposed settlement would .'slablish a committee of leading educators to plan for integration of schools. The plan calls for the board to 'ormally acknowledge the presence of all-Negro and racially imbalanced schools and the educational problems which might exist n them. That the schools and any problems were created "without any complicity" or illegal acts would also be recognized In the board's policy slatement. The proposal was made by Paul B. Zuber, attorney for the 20 Negro families, who contend in their suit that their children have been forced schools. Zuber said he received a letter from Thomas M. Thomas, attorney for the school board, which said: "I believe your proposal forms a basis for setllement. At a meeting with the president (Clair M. Roddewig) and the general superintendent (Benjamin C. Willis) Jiis morning, they confirmed my view." The proposal must be approved by the full board. Zuber said he will insist on a definite .timetable and that the suit will be discontinued if the board agrees to his proposal at its meeting. Wednesday. If the timetable for action were not met, Zuber said, the suit will be reinstituted. Judge Julius J. Hoffman, who conducted Ihe hearing, said lhat he will proceed with trial Sept. 9 if the proposed solulion does nol materialize. Wood Ilivcr barber, Arnold lion, ftets set 'to shear David Levering, 7, Canton, Ohio, on the sidewalk of Wood River Avenue this morning. Hon said he had nothing to display in the city's sidewalk sales today, Friday and Satur- day, so he was going to demonstrate his skill for public view. His son, Ronald Hon, observing the demonstration, is Hon's shoe shine boy. David is a visiting cousin. Guard Who Fled Reds Says He Found Freedom Some Progress' Made In Ford Strike Talks Jersey County TB Chief Cited MISSOURIS STOKED FOOD RICH HILL, Mo. (AP)—Food storage pits dug by the little- known Missouri Indians for which this slale was named have been unearthed near this southwest Missouri town by University of Missouri archaeologists. The Missouri Indians were almost wiped out by the Sac and Fox tribes late in the 18th Century. use in making short-term loans to business. Elmer Ridenours Mark Anniversary on Sunday JERSEYVILLE — The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ridenour will be observed at "open house" Sunday at their home in Otlerville. They will receive friends and relalives between 2 and 5' p.m. The anniversary dale is August 23. Mrs. Ridenour was formerly -Miss Neva Bethel, daughter of Ridenour. The wedding took place on Aug. 23, 1913, in Jerseyville. Attend- anls were their sisters, L u 1 a Bethel Hutchinson (Mrs. Claude Hulchinson) and the late Lula Ridenour Warren. Following their marriage Ridenour engaged in farming for several years and then entered the 9 Treated at Twp. Hospital For Injuries WOOD RIVER — Nine persons were treated and released at the Wood River Township Hospital Thursday. They were: Donald Bachman, choosing. 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bachman, Rte. 1 Godfrey, for an injury to his left index finger received in football practice; Jerry R. Nance, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nance, 511 North Maple St., Hartford, for an injury to his index finger received while scuffling with neighbor children; Cynthit Brueggeman, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Brueggeman, 791 Birch St., Easl Alton, for a laceration to hei right palm incurred when she triec to .catch a falling glass pitchei at home, Danny Whitehead, 20, 2809 North 1" St., Alton, for a left hand injury received when a car he was working on fell on his hand; Clarence Mennemeyer, 42, 115 West Fourth St., Hartford, for a cut to his mid die finger received when he was cutting meat; Richard Frey, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Frey, 305 Pennsylvania, South Roxana, for a right wrist injury received in a fall from a neighbors tree. Sally Franklin, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Harrison Franklin, 301 Melrose, South Roxana, for a left knee injury incurred when she fell out of bed at home; Ralph Johnson, 41, Rle. 1, Dorsey, for an injury to his right elbow received when he was hit by a board at work, and Harrell Brannon, 52, 142G Bayonne, St. Louis, for an injury to his left foot incurred when he stepped on a bolt at work. By JOHN FIliHN (plant. KRUMBACH, Germany (AP) — rreedom was all Conrad Schumann wanted when he leaped from last to West Berlin over freshly strung barbed wire two years ago. He was one of the first East German wall guards to defect after the Communists closed the 26- mile border cutting through the A picture of Schumann leaping the fence in the uniform of an East German border guard was printed on front pages. For many it became a symbol of daring to surmount any obstacle in the quest for a life of one's own The photograph of Schumann was snapped by Peter Leibing of Contipress, Hamburg, and distributed by The Associated Press. It won prizes and press awards. The prize Schumann got was freedom. Did he get what he wanted? "Yes," he says firmly, "I am free now. I enjoy being out of East Germany and I wouldn't dream of going back unless the Communists go." Schumann, 21, now and a father, works as a laborer at a bottling the late Mr. and Mrs. Rol 1 in!trucking business, which he con- Bethel, Ridenour's parents were the late Mr. and Mrs, Robert llnued until his retirement. Their children are Mrs. Hallie (Irma) McCoy and Mrs. Loy (Madge) Miller of Grafton; Mrs. Troy (Lucille) Pace Sr. of Otterville; Mrs. Joyce Powderly of Granite City; Wayne Ridenour of Grafton and Keith Ridenour of Jerseyville. Mrs. Ridenour has eight living sisters and brothers. They are Mrs. Harry McKlnney of Granite City, Mrs. Tessie Spangle and Mrs. Claude Hutchlnson of Jer- seyvillo; Miss Jean Bethel of Madison, Mrs. Jane White of Arlington, Vn., Mrs. Allen Bolln of Chicago, Mark Methel of Brighton and William Bethel of Otterville. Mr, Ridenour has two sisters and one brother, Mrs; Ollie On- Us of . Alton and Mrs. Clarence iriesemer of Grafton and Dr. Leo Ridenour of Zlon. $70,000 In Stolen Goods Found CHICAGO (AP) — Detectives have recovered stolen properly Hint filled two moving vans and was valued at $70,000. The property was recovered Thursday after detectives raided Iho Wesl Side home of Frank La Franzo, who was arrested and charged, with receiving stolen goods. William Murphy, one of the two police commanders leading the raid, said, "Tlje attic was crammed with golf clubs and the basement was filled with over 80 tires nnd wheels. We even found movie projectors in the kitchen cabinets." Jersey Girl Hurt in Fall From Bicycle s JERSEYVILLE — Sheryl Calvert, 9-year-old daughter of Mr and Mrs. Everett Calvert of Jerseyville, suffered a possible fracture of the left ankle when she fell from a bicycle Wednesday evening at her home. She was brought to the Jersey Community Hospital for treatmenl. David Roberts, 11, of Jerseyville, was treated at the local hos pital Tuesday evening for a dog bile and was released. Thaddeus, 9-year-old son of Mr, and Mrs. Grover Turner of Jerseyville was running al his home Tuesday evening and slepped on a broken soda bollle lacerating his left foot. The laceration required sutures which were taken at the Jersey Community Hospital. city. Schumann fled to West Berlin at 4 p.m. Aug. 15, 1961. He says listening to West German radio stations and RIAS, the American radio station for Germans in Berlin, gave him an idea what life might be like in the West. "When the Communists closed the border," Schumann recalls, 'I decided to flee. "That day I had gone on guard duty at 2 p.m. A group of West Berlin youths stood near the fence strung across the street. They shouted 'Come over, man. Come over.' "Then, I saw West Berlin police bring up a small Volkswagen truck and put it up in such a position that the open rear door was facing the barbed wire. One of the police motioned with his hand to indicate 'Jump in.' I nodded, quietly, so that nobody in the East would notice." , In a few strides, Schumann reached the fence, jumped over it and dashed toward the police truck. He jumped in, police closec the rear door and off the car roared. West Berlin police handed Schu mann over to military authorities of Berlin's French sector. They in turn, passed him on to the Americans, who flew him to Wes Germany. Al a refugee camp offi cials gol him employmenl in a sanatorium at Guenzburg, near Ulm, in southern Germany. He met a nurse who became his wife With his wife and their 11 month-old son, Erich, Schumann lives in a three-room apartment From his earnings of 500 marks— $125—a month the family ha saved enough to buy furniture, a radio and television set He hope; lo buy a car soon. JERSEYVILLE — William | Steclman, presidenl of the Jersey County TB Assn., was presented a certificale for his many years of service at a meeting of he local TB board this week. The presentation was made by Ben D. Kinningham, executive di- •ector of the Illinois TB Assn., of Springfield. During the business session of ho board, State's Altorney Claude J. Davis was elected chairman :or the ensuing year. Plans were formulated to have the Jersey County Tuberculosis Assn. become a committee to work for betler luberculosis con- Irol programs in conjunction with :alhoun and Pike counties. The three counties will function as the Illinois Valley TB Project, with Mrs. Frances Long, Rockport, acting as area secretary. The Christmas seal program will be conducted as heretofore with local volunteers preparing the mail. Program plans for this year also include an educational service to the public w i I h phamphlets, talks, films and news releases to both radio and newspapers. There will also be articipation in Ihe testing of high hool students for tuberculosis; ssistance with the school per- innel X-ray survey and to seek chest X-ray survey for the eneral public. OAS Is Model ADDIS ABABA — The new African group of nations founded in Ethiopia is looking over the structure of the organization o American states as a possible model for their own use. To Teach Instrument Flying at CM Airport BETHALTO — Instrument flight instruction will be available to pilots beginning Sept. 1, Ernest Opp, flight director of Walston Aviation, Inc., announced today. Opp said a Cessna 150 airplane will be equipped with instruments md radio necessary for the leading of the instrument rating, and wo instructors will be available Moro Modern I'lunts AUCKLAND - Woodworking plants in New Zealand will be modernized In the next two years, MR, AND MRS, KU1EU WUENQUU Special DU PONT soi NYLON CARPET FREE ESTIMATE; ECONOMY LINOLEUM & RUO 660 K. UltOADWAV ALTON DIAL HO g $9, YD, NO LIMIT for the course. Opp also said a ground schoo will be given free to those renting the instrument-equipped airplane but a charge would be made fo the school for those using thei own planes. Opp said persons interested ii the two training courses shoul call the flight department at Wai ston for further information. DAVID ARST FURNITURE Mr, Russell Wad« is pleased to announce MR. RUSSELL WADE is now associated with us as Sales Representative. He brings with him 30 years experience In the Homo Furnishings field and we extend an Invitation to his many friends and customers to visit him, DAVID ARST FURNITURE 449 St, Louis Ave.—at the Ytqducr i«t Alton NFO in Three States Wants Milk Contract DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Members of the National Farm Organization from Illinois owa and Wisconsin have askec red Hamann, president of tb Mississippi Valley Milk Produc rs Association, to help them ob ain a milk marketing contract. The members, riding in a mo orcade of about 35 cars, visite [amann Thursday at his farm Eldridge, Iowa. After a conference the visitor igreed to send a representativ o a meeting of the association' loard Sept. 3 in Davenport to e: lain contract proposals. Peoria Water Co. Hires Two Negroes PEORIA, III. <AP)— A sixteen- day-old racial demonstration against the Peoria Water Works Co. has been halted following the announcement that two Negroes would start to work today as laborers. John Gwynn, president of the Peoria branch of the NAACP, said that although he was not satisfied, the demonstrations would be called off for at least a week. He said at least another Negro iborer and two Negro office /orkers should be hired. The firm's manager, J.B. Mur-| hy, who Thursday announced ilring the two Negroes, said that he firm is still processing applications from Negroes and white persons. The firm employs about .00 persons, none of whom have been Negroes. Woman's Club Chair menN anted At Greenfield GREENFIELD — Mrs. Richard Cole, president of the Woman's :iub, has named the following 1963-1964 department chairmen: Mrs. Elmer Batty is garden chairman; Mrs. Leo Price, American Citizenship; Mrs. Greer Burns, public health; Mrs. S. W. Thorn- CfllCAdO «B — SotllcniMtl nf n strike Hi the Chlimgo Height* Portl Motor Co. |>lnnt which Idled more tlmtt 110,000 \vorkors. In five stales was nn- Moimrrd jointly today l>y the (•ompniiy nml the United Auto Workers Union. —Negotiators trying to SetU^a week-old strike at a Ford Motor Co. stamping plant continued talks today as layoffs caused by the walkout slowed production in tit least five stales. Robert Sturgiss, a company spokesman, said Thursday night that "more progress" was made in Thursday's meetings. A union spokesman had a similar report. The strike began Aug. 15 when about 3,800 United Auto Workers stopped work at the plant over health and safety factors. Specific grievances were not made public. Sturgiss said a total of 27,000 workers in 21 plants in five states have been laid off because the company is unable to balance supplies. The Chicago Heights plant makes body panels for all Ford passenger car lines except the Lincoln Continental. Lions Tour Alton Water Co. Plant GODFREY — Members of the Godfrey Lions Club were taken on a tour of the Alton Water Co. plant Thursday evening prior to their dinner meeting at the Alton-Wood River Sportsman's Club. Milt Bumbacher, member of Ihe club and chief engineer at the plant, conducted the tour. Following the dinner, Dr. John ton, music; Mrs. Richard Dalton, art; Mrs. Marshall Hewitt, American Home; Mrs. Grover Bauer, literature; Mrs. Hubert Cole, international relations; Mrs. Finice Doyle, veterans service; Mrs James McKenzie, Boys Town of Illinois; Mrs. J. M. Hedgecock, hospitality; Mrs. John Vandaveer, parliamentarian; and Mrs. Kenneth Bowman, press book. Woman's Club members will be in charge of the canteen at the visit of the American Red Cross bloodmobile unit Sept. 23 in Greenfield. The first meeting of the club for the current year is set for Wednesday, Sept. 11. Klockenkemper, Jack Brockway and Milton Bumbacher were installed as board members; Mel Schuchardt was installed as tail twister replacing Charles Fox who is moving to Villa Park, 111., and Walter Salt was installled as a new member of the club. The board of directors at a brief meeting launched plans for a candy sale late in October and a light bulb sale sometime in the fall. Jury Rules That Horlick Jury Rules That Sidley CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County coroner has ruled that Villiam Horlick Sidley, heir to he Horlick malted milk fortune, lied of natural causes. Investigators earlier reported hat dealh apparently was caused )y an overdose of sleeping pills. ie died in an ambulance enroute o a hospital on Aug. 13. Sidley, 50, became ill in the .parlment of Mrs. Elaine Mauerer, 43, a divorcee who once vas his secretary. She told au- horities that she obtained prescriptions for tranquilizers and sleeping pills from Sidley's physician. Coroner Andrew J. Toman said luirsday that chemical tests showed no evidence that Sidley lad taken a large amount of bar- jituratcs, tranquilizers or other August Special! NEW GAS FURNACE & CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING 5 to 6 rooms with new I duct installed complete, wired and plumbed with new controls, Now; HO 5-7706 Only 975 00 S&H HEATING 1279 W, 9th Sr, drugs. He said Sidley probably suf- ered a heart attack a few hours )efore Ihe one thai killed him. John Muelle, new administrator al Beverly Farms, was a guesl of the club. WESTERN SHOE STORES 804-06 E. Broadway Special Lot of CHILDREN'S SHOES Values to 3.95 -i j Most Sizes I 8Va to 3 " NOW ONLY PER GALLON white and r««dy»mlx«d body wten FISCHER BUILDING 5UPN.Y OERSON ST. AT THE BELTLINE For Gopd lumbermen Thl« Numb«r—HO 8-7701 , I'urlc l''KKK All Day! Open All Uuy Hutunluy, -PITTSBURGH PAINTS

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