Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 24, 1963 · Page 1
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Ttisidc! PAGE 4 PAOK ft SPORTS ... . . PAOF II onijuAnV.•/.•.:; ffigfe !i COMICS PAOli 14 PAOE 8 PAOE in ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than W Years CLEAttlNG Low 66, High 88 (Complete Weather, PftK« 9) Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVI1I, No. 189 ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY, AUGUST 24,1963 18 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated CARS CROSS NEWLY REPAIRED HRtDGE A string of cars from Missouri arc shown as they license registration. The first car to cross from the ----------- < rp| le Missouri side to Alton was George Golike, a Missouri crossed the newly repaired Clark Bridge Friday first car to go from Alton to Missouri was owned by Edward L. Howard of lite. 1 Alton according to his Point farmer. Anderson Backs Pact With 'Buts' Alton Health Board To Discuss Dogtown Protest Move Growing Against Diem's Regime He By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Aclm. George W. Anderson Jr., recently retired chief of naval operations, has given qualified support to Ihe limited nuclear test ban trealy. Like his former colleagues on the Joint Chiefs of Slaff, Anderson, now ambassador to Portugal, conditioned his approval on certain safeguards. "He said we must remain vigilant, strong and maintain our system of military alliances and bases," Sen. Henry Jackson, D- Wash., reported after Anderson testified Friday in secret to the Senate Preparedness subcommit- lee. The testimony will be made public after Pentagon censorship. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, meanwhile, completed two weeks of hearings on the proposed ban on all but underground blasts, and Chairman J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., said Testimony may be completed next week, and was last "But I'm not certain this can be on Tuesday, done," he said.. Jackson, who presided at the preparedness subcommittee hearing, has been demanding a blueprint on safeguards. He said in an interview that Pentagon officials have promised a reply Monday to a request for specifications from Sen. Richard B. Russell, D-Ga., of the Senate Armed Services Committee. "These get to the heart of the whole issue," Jackson said. The safeguards include an aggressive program for improving and testing nuclear weapons underground as pel-milled by" the treaty, emphasis on continued laboratory' development and nuclear research,, maintenance of facilities so that atmosphere tesling can be resumed promptly if deemed necessary, and improvement of present methods for detection of cheating and monitoring of all Soviet nuclear aclivilies. Edwardsville Man Killed in Granite City EDWARDSVILLE-A 53-year- old Edwardsville man was struck and killed by an automobile Friday night as he crossed the street to report for work a the Granite City Steel Co., police reported. Frank Robinson, 816 Highlanc Ave., was walking from a park ing lot toward the plant gate when he was struck by a cat driven by 22-year-old Jimmy Carglll of Granite City, police said. Madison County Coroner Hen ry Pieper said Robinson was hurled more than 50 feet by tlv impact. He was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Elizabeth's Hos pltal at Granite City. The driver of the car told tlv deputy coroner he was traveling about 25 miles per hour when h saw Robinson cross the street He said he was unable to avoi hitting the man, police reported Robinson, who worked as hP4 carrier at the plant for 1 • ' th Miners May Be Rescued On Sunday By JAMBS V. LAMB HAZLETON, Pa. (AP)-Rescue crews will attempt to bring Henry Throne and David Fellin to the surface through a 17% inch es- c'ape hole, experts decided today. The decision was made after the 12-inch hole, completed Friday, had been enlarged to 26 inches for a depth of 38 feet this morn- Throne, 28, and Fellin, 58, have been trapped 331 feet underground for 11 days—since a cave-in at 9 a.m. Aug. 13. Louis Bova, also trapped then, is separated from them by about 25 feel of debris and was last reported heard from >n Tuesday. H.B. Charmbury, stale secretary of mines, announced Ihe decision to try a IT'/a-inch escape hole just before 1 p.m. w»s reporting for midnight shift, An inquest is pending. In Capsule said Throne and Fellin 'ould be brought to Die surface i an especially-designed steel apsule which will be lowered to icm. Enlarging of Ihe hole lo 2G inch- s began shortly after dawn. The lah, as laid clown in advance of lie work, was to drill it 26 inches ,'ide to a depth of 35 or 45 feet nd then have experts inspect the ole before deciding the next step. The advance plans called for conference at this point on vhclher to go ahead with a slight- y smaller bit—24 inches in di- meter—or use a 17-inch one. Af- er Ihc conference, jusl before 1 ).m., Charmbury said Ihe deci- ion was in favor of the smaller lole—but at a diameter of 17Vi nches instead of 17. He said it would take about 30 lours lo complete the 17Va-inch lole, meaning it will be at least lunday night before Throne and ^ellin can be brought out. Rescue workers did nol tell this o Fellin and Throne. Talking through the six-inch lole, Art Joyce, a stale mine in- speclor asked: "How are you loday?" All Right "I'm all right," answered Fellin. "How long's il going to be?" asked Fellin. "II won't be long now," said Joyce, not mentioning Sunday night. Clearance of sub-standard and ramshackle structures from the Doglown area by city action will come up for discussion before the board of health committee of the city council Tuesday evening. Chairman Darrell Riley has called a meeting of the six-member group for 7 p.m. to consider a resolution of Alderman Louis Bowman calling for clearance of. Dogtown by city action for condemnation in place of the rejected urban renewal project. With Bowman's resolution, referred to the board of health for study and a recommendation, is a pending amendment by Alderman Roy Geltz providing that no such clearance action be under- laken unlil a complete report of costs is obtained, and also a report as to its effect on residents. Wants Kcport Geltx's amendment would halt any inspections to determine substandard dwellings Until a report is had with regard to the number of tenanls who might be displaced; the availability and cost of other housing for such tenants, and whether available housing is adequate for the health, welfare, and safety of the tenants lo be displaced. Bowman's resolution proposes that the city building inspector wilh the fire chief and health officer investigate the condilion of buildings in Dogtown, and, if proper cause exists, thai statutory notice be given the owners to make adequate repairs, enclose, or demolish the structures. It further provides thai if owners fail to comply with orders of the building inspector the matler be referred lo the city attorney with instructions to proceed with condemnations. Kerner Veto Of Pay Bill Is Blasted Cost Substantial City officials have cited that there would be substantial costs lo independenl aclion by Ihe cily to clear East End Place by condemnation procedures and that extended and expensive litiga lion would likely be involved. The "hoi polalo" Doglown problem, is Ihe first matter referred to the board of health group since the new aldermanic council took over April 27. Like the city finance committee, the board of health committee has six members instead of the usua three. Among its members is Al derman Bowman, sponsor of the resolution referred to it. Besides Chairman Riley anc Bowman, the other members are Alderman Clifford Dabbs, Oney Kidwell, James P. McLaughlin, and Newell Allen. When Bowman's resolution was first announced, about a month PEORIA, 111. (AP)—A spokesman for the largest policemen's organization in Illinois was highly critical of Gov. Otto Kerner's veto of a bill lo boost minimum salaries for policemen and firemen. Thomas Kennedy, attorney for the Policemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Illinois, said Friday night that the gover- ror's action went against legal principles established in Ihe 1930s. The Peoria lawyer, who pushed the bill as a lobbyist, also was critical of Kerner's veto of a bill o prohibit cities from merging duties of policemen and firemen except where approved by local efei'endum. Kennedy's reaction contrasted sharply with thai of A. L. Sargent of Springfield, executive secretary of the Illinois Municipal League. :le termed the vetoes "courageous and just." Kerner vetoed both bills Friday, repeating a warning that cities must provide adequate wages or face again Ihe threat of egislative aclion. Kennedy said the General Assembly in 1937 enacted a minimum wage law for policemen and firemen and that it was upheld the following year by the Illinois Supreme Court. "The edict has been laid down that the legislature can define and establish minimum wages, ' he said. "Who does he (Kerner) think he is to put himself above the Supreme Court of Illinois and the legislature?" The Peoria lawyer said he would try to get the minimum wage law passed again in the; 1965 legislative session. The bill vetoed by Kerner would have provided increases of up to $150 a month in the minimums. The governor's veto of the bill to allow communities to decide whether police and fire duties should be merged goes against the findings of experts who say Audit Law Is Break For County By WI'-UAM C. RYAN Telegraph Stuff Writer EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County, which comes under the new county auditing law providing for mandatory annual audits of county governments, is getting a "break" from the new law. This county, unique among those of near-comparable size over the state, has in the past authorized and paid for from general tax funds "outside" fiscal audits COM- ering periods of seven years through Dec. 31, 19G1. Bui Madison County, hard- pressed financially by restrictions on its base tax rale for county operating expenses, didn't have the funds to continue its voluntary audits until new state legislation became effective this week requiring compulsory annual audits and providing means for their financing. The last general audit of county fee offices and fund-handling departments was made, on authorization of the Madison County Board of Supervisor, by the Alton public accountant firm of C. J. Schlosser & Co. for a two-year period ending Dec. 31, 1961. Under the new mandatory audit law the county can have the audit of its financial operations brought up to date—from Jan. 1, 1962, Students Active; No Violence Yet By KOY KSHOYAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — Vietnamese students acted today to spearhead a growing protest move against President Ngo Dinh Diem's regime, now functioning on a strongly military basis. With most Buddhist leaders un-l will take orders from the mililary. der arrest, the students took overj leadership of thn anti-government campaign. They called for a general student strike in the capital and backed up the call wilh Iwo demonstrations at Saigon University. BILLS, BILLS, BILLS SPRINGFIELD—Gov. Otto Kerner vetoed police and firemen pay raise bills Friday as he neared the end of a record stack of 1,600 bills passed by the 1963 assembly. (AP Wirephoto) through Dec. 31, 1963— with benefit of a provision in the bill which makes possible absorption of the expense by increasing the tax levy limit for general operating costs by a fraction of a mill. County Auditor John L. Kraynak, who conducts semi-annual audits of county fee-earning offices with assistance of the board of supervisors' county officers committee, has expressed his approval of the new legislation signed into law this week by Gov. Otto Kerner. "It's a good tiling," Kraynak said Friday. "We've made the start here in Madison County on Won't Cancel NAACP Rally A NAACP sponsored mass rally will be held in Alton even though city officials have set up a meeting Monday between NAACP officials and area labor union representatives, Clayton R. Williams, NAACP vice-president said today. •'We feel that it would show I weakness and lack of determination on our part if we called off the Friday rally now," he stated. "Also," he continued, "I'd like it to be clearly understood that, the rally will be a peaceful assembly for the purpose of petitioning city authorities for help in obtaining redress for grievances of Negroes in Alton. It will be a protest against practices of racial this can be done safely, Kennedy contended. a voluntary basis and now will have the means, through the additional levy, to pay the cost and have an 'outside' audit brought up to date." Kraynak said he anticipates thai the board of supervisors' finance committee, when it completes drafting of a budget for the county's 1964 fiscal year in November, will recommend a call for proposals from accounting firms to cover the two - year period ending this Dec. 31. County officials are awaiting a copy of the new law as passed in final form. A preliminary synopsis of the bill, introduced by an upstate representative, provided for an additional general fund tax levy of .00075 cents, or a fraction of a mill, to cover auditing expense. If that figure remains in the bill the county should have approximately $6,200 available, on the basis of the 1963 county assessed valuation, to pay for a two-year audit to the end of the current fiscal period. As a result of recommendations made in the last audit by the Schlosser firm, Madison County now is realizing interest from investment of idle county operating funds in government short - term securities and such interest earning for the first six months of the program amounted to $12,700, with the special tax funds invested bringing the most revenue. discrimination which exists in Alton in regard to housing and employment." The mayor's office announced yesterday that arrangements for a conference had been made. The conference will include the mayor, the NAACP, Alton Human Relations Commission and representatives of Alton-Wood River Federation of Labor. Williams said that at a special meeting of the executive board of Alton branch of NAACP it was unanimously agreed upon to continue planning the rally. When question of postponement or calling off the rally came up, he said, the board agreed that the rally will not be called off. There has been plenty of time for action to be taken in regard to setting up the meetings asked for, he added. The NAACP in June had re quested that Mayor Day arrange meetings with representatives of industry, commerce, Civil Service Commission, unions, the Humai Relations Commission and the NAACP. A request was also made for a meeting with representatives of real estate dealers. To plan the rally, he said, a special membership meeting o the Alton chapter is set for Tues day at 8 p.m. in the True Church House of Prayer, 5 E. 17th St. Purpose of the meeting is to in form the membership of background and developments concern "The boys are working like ago City _ Building Inspector beavers. But you know it's going to be a heavy job, and we tire making sure that everything is done okay." "Okay," said Fell in, "T«kc your time. We're going back to sleep." "We'll cull if we need you," said Joyce. Intermittent mist fell and the dtiy was darkly overcast as Charmbury outlined future plans. He said changing the 26-Inch drill and attaching the JTVi-lnoh one would mean it would be "later this afternoon" before the enlarging could continue. DATA AT THE DAM 8 a.m. temperature today 74*. M«h 04', tow 68' River Muse below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 3.79. Pool ?9.4*» 24 hr». to B a.m. None James G. Bennett estimated that clearing East End Place by condemnations might cost the city up lo $10,000. A new housing ordinance which would have made possible East End Place clearance by an urban renewal project was rejected by the'city council by a vote of 8 to 5 July 24. Three Hurt in Train Collision, Derailment TUSCOLA, III. (AP)-A Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad freight (ruin smacked Into a switching unit Friday night, in Juring three crewmen und derail ing three diesel units and several freight care. For Policemen Karate Makes Difference ng the mass rally, Williams add ed. Students in Hue, where the Buddhist crisis exploded May 8 with raids on a Buddhist temple, went on strike last week. Today's demonstrations in the capita] violated martial law in effect since Wednesday. Clmor Mini The students acclaimed ex-For eign Minister Vu Van Mau as their hero in one jostling, cheering display by more than 1,000 demonstrators at the law faculty building, a demonstration with which police did not interfere. But nearly a score of trucks carrying police poured into the area as 500 students gathered at the science faculty building to urge their dean to resign. The meeting was broken up without incident when soldiers, secret police, city police and firemen moved onto the campus. Mau, who shaved his head like a Buddhist monk's and resigned in protest against government policies toward Buddhists, told hi? hearers that a faculty delegation called on President Ngo Dinl Diem Friday to demand the re lease of more than 1,000 Buddhis monks, nuns and students arrest ed since martial law was pro The Slate Department in Washington said Mau's resignation as foreign minister was one factor delaying Henry Cabot Lodge, the new U.S. ambassador, in presenting his credentials to Diem. There had been no American contact with Diem since martial law was declared through Saturday morning, although U.S. authorities had talked with other Saigon officials, including Diem's brother, Ngo Ding Nhu, who is head of the secret police. Compulsory Arbitration Bill Attacked WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight Democratic senators took issue today wilh some provisions of a compulsory arbitration approved by the Senate Commerce Committee to cover disputes threatening a national rail strike. The eight, including committee chairman Warren G. Magnuson, D-Wash., said they oppose a section which would force arbitration of what they called "secondary issues" if the railroads and operating unions failed to reach agreement on them voluntarily. The measure is expected to be brought before the Senate Monday in an effort to get congressional aclion to beat the midnight Wednesday strike deadline. Major Issues It provides for settlement of claimed. For more than an hour, milling students clustered around Mau, shouting and applauding, often drowning out his words. Troops Watch Armed troops and polico watched from a street outside the law faculty building but made no attempt to interfere. The demon stration wore itself out. Meantime, Mau's status was complicated by Diem's refusal to accept the foreign minister's resignation. Instead, Diem granted Mau hree months' official leave, the ifficial Viet Nam news agency ;aid, and appointed Truong Cong Cuu to act as foreign secretary. Cuu has been coordinating secre- ary of state for cultural and so- ial affairs. Nguyen Huu Dong, a student eader who attends the architec- ure school, said a committee has oeen formed to spearhead the student protest movement. He said appeals for aid were icing dispatched to foreign capi- als. By GKOKGE U2IGIITY Telegraph Stuff Writer The nationwide rash of karate schools, where you, too, pan learn to whip Sonny Liston in three easy lessons, have hud their impact on the Alton Police Department. Height and weight requirements for appointment to the department have been lowered and next Tuesday 19 applicants for appointment as probationary patrolman will take a written examination, This is a better turn out than usua). The Alton Civil 'Service Com mission asked for a lowering of he height and weight demands on the theory that many desirable applicants were being burred. Police Chief John Heafner said lie discussed the proposed changes with "the captain and the lieutenants and we decided the specifications could be changed a little." But the police group felt it was pressing things a little hard to assume a 120 - pounder, even with the psychological advantage of an official uniform, plus a sidearm and perhaps a night stick, could quel| a full - scale bur- room brawl. The existing height require- iient was reduced to five feet and eight inches from five feet ind nine inches. Weight minimum was reduced from 150 pounds to 145 pounds. "Many of the people who get into trouble arc welterweights, so wo kept it at the welterweight level," Heafner said. As far as the civil service com mission's aims are concerned, the slight reduction in requirements worked. The civil service office said the main purpose of the Tuesday examination is to set up an eligibility list so future appointments can be made, However, one vacancy exists because Patrolman Dennis Yost l\as resigned to enter naval service. major issues by a special seven- man board. If minor disputes are not resolved by bargaining they, too, would be turned over to the board. The eight Democrats said they concur with the committee's decision to provide for compulsory arbitration of the major disputes involving work rules eliminating firemen on diesel locomotives anc governing the makeup of crews But they said other less important disputes should be left to collective bargaining. The presidents of the five operating unions involved in the four- year old work rules dispute Friday denounced the bill as involving "compulsory arbitration anc in violating of all tenets of free collective bargaining." The Commerce Committee majority said in its report that U submit the two key issues to arbitration and to rely on collec live bargaining for the remaindei "is to ignore the plain facts o this four-year-old controversy." 'No Settlement' "Such u course could prove to be no settlement at all, but sim ply an open invitation to one sid< or the other two state, and to prr vent an ultimate resolution of llv dispute." they said. Besides Magnuson, who concurred in it, the seven who signed the minority statement were Sens. E.L. Bartlett of Alaska, Howard W. Cannon of Nevada, Clalr Engle of California, Philip A. Hart of Michigan, Vance Hartke of Indiana, Gale W. McGee of Wyoming and Ralph Yurbovough of Texas. Thant Urges Israeli-Syrian Cease Fire By WILLIAM N. OATIS Associated Press Staff Writer UNfTED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) AP)—U.N. Secretary-General U Thanl has called on Israel and Syria to "exert every possible jrecaution" to live up to a cease- ire agreement arranged by U.N. observers in Palestine. Thant issued the appeal Friday while the U.N. Security Council awaited an on-the-spot U.N. report for guidance in evaluating the aggression charges Israel and Syria have lodged against each other. Israel and Syria will resume the their debate here Tuesday, after council members study the report from Norwegian Lt. Gen. Odd Bull, chief of the U.N. truce supervision organization in Palestine. Thant told the 11-nation council that both nations had agreed to hold their fire and let U.N. observers conduct "a simultaneous investigation of the defense- sivo areas on both sides" of the border. The defensive /one, 7la-milcs wide, straddles the 70-mile Israeli-Syrian border and includes the demilitarized zone north of the Sea of Galilee where armed clashes occurred this week. Israeli Brig. Abraham Jaffe took foreign correspondents on an aerial tour of the disputed area Friday. He told them Syria is keeping heavy guns in its defensive zone "far beyond what is permitted under the armistice agreement and right under the noses of U.N. observers." Jaffe charged thai the Syrians had in their zone at least two The official news agency said roops and police enforcing mar- la! law in Binh Tliuan province arrested '13 persons at the Binh Quang pagoda and the Buddhist Association chapter pagoda in Phan Thiet city Wednesday night. Diem's government announced Friday that while martial law remains in effect, all ministries tanks, three Soviet-built self-propelled guns, 120MM and 82MM mortars and 122MM short arid long-barreled artillery pieces. TODAY'S CHUCKLE The bondo of matrimony are a good investment only if the interest is kept up. «D 1963, General Features Corp.) Shoots at Husband—Misses; Is Fined-But Can't Pay A woman who shot six times at her husband — and missed — was fined $50 and costs in Alton police court shortly before noon today. Subsequently Ihc husband was fined $10 and costs on a breach of the peace complaint by his wife. Neither had money to settle for the penalties imposed by Magistrate George Roberts and were released to pay later. After the court proceed ings, the two were seen in close conference in the police department corridor. Asked if they had made up, the unscratehed husband answered, "I hope so." Parties to Ihe shooting fracas which occurred on E. 14th Street, near Market Street, apparently us the aftermath of a domestic quarrel, were Mrs, Rosetta Stiff, 35, and her husband, Jesse Cor nelius Stiff Sr,, 38, who gave their home address us 911 Rock St. Mrs. Stiff admitted in court that she had emptied u li-shot revolver ut her husband. The wcupun lulei wus recovered by police. Stiff said he hud gone to the iome of an acquaintance on E. 14th Street to borow some tools o repair his auto, disabled the light before last when someone nit sugar in the gas tank. "When I came out," he said, 'my wife stepped out of a cur and iegan to shoot. I ducked over u .erruce, fell and rolled, and she nissed every shot." Police, who arrested Mrs, Stiff at 16th and Belle Streets after the shooting incident wus reported, said they found a second revolver in a purse she wus carrying. They pressed charges of currying u conceuled weapon and discharge of firearms In the city. After her court uppeUMWo, Mrs. Stiff filed a compluinl against her husband butted on an alleged quarrel lust evening, Stiff denied his wife's breach of the pence charge, but agreed to plead guilty. "We hud no trouble lust night," he complained. "8ll« wunt uliow und i wilh our JO to b« \

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