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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 1

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Inside W®m '.':;.', tftli E9 8 A 17 . FAMILY 1ft 14 mtm JL. m • i Jt <JL Aitet^ &L 1 JH^^idl MARKETS Serving ike Alton Community for More Than 127 Years CLOUM ftlBSDAI? Low 65, High 90 (Complete Weather, P»f* Established January 15, j.836. Vol. CXXVtlt, No. 190 ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 1963 20 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated !*rm FLOOR MODEL If Railmen Strike. * * Area Would Be Paralyzed The nationwide rail strike which Is scheduled to begin after midnight Wednesday, unless Congress enncts proposed arbitration legislation will paralyze ami industry, Hie Telegraph was tolrl today. Thomas W. Butler, seerelary- generul manager of Alton District Manufacturers' Association, said the strike would interfere with industrial shipments of all kinds and hamper all of the industries in the Telegraph area. Butler said all the area industries are served by railroads, though some shipments are made by truck and barge. Hugh .1. Davey, Alton Box Board Co. traffic manager, said Ihe major portion of local industrial shipment is by rail and "trucks can't put a dent in what the rails are now handling.'.' Truck lines do not have Die equipment to handle all industrial shipments, Davey said, since they are operating at 100 per cent of that capacity now. He said that some experts are predicting that industry can "struggle" along with truck shipments for 7 to 10 days, after a rail strike, but added thai ho personally did not believe that local industry could continue handling shipments by truck for more than five days. Other than Laclede Steel Co. and the Russell-Miller Milling Co., Davey said, local industries do not have loading docks to take advantage of barge shipments. Even so, he said, that form of shipping "won't help local industry a lot since barges are a pretty slow way of transportation." Francis M. Kaar, executive director of the Greater Alton Association of Commerce, said retail sales would be affected if the payrolls of industry were shut off from a railroad strike. Re- tail buying in that case, he said, "would drop off pretty fast." Though most retail goods are shipped by truck, Kaar said, if a rail strike occurred the government would set up priorities for- truck shipments throughout the nation. In that event, he explained, necessities such as food and drugs would be shipped first, curtailing the movement of other retail goods. Also, Kaar said, though chain stores distribute their goods by truck, merchandise is delivered to their central warehouses by rail. As examples of the industries that would be affected by a rail strike, Kaar pointed out that Owens-Illinois receives all of Its sand by rail and when their present supply is gone "they'd have to close." At Laclede Steel Co., he said, though Its scrap metal Is delivered by barge, it Is unloaded onto rail cars at the barge docks and taken to the plant by train. All the oil refineries use rail tank cars in their operations, he added, and Union Tank Car Co. at East Alton is devoted to maintaining tank cars. Moreover, Kaar pointed out, the Russell-Miller Milling Co. handles 5,000 freight cars a year in their operation. Ihis is a portrait of a brand new and Mrs. E. Thomas Fichtel tloor at Alton's Hayner Library. Un- Gary St. The wax container successfully making like a charwoman ishing cloth arc also props is Miss Jane Fichtel, daughter of Mr. of 3605 and pol- Sheriff Served With Summons EDWARDSVILLE — A man who identified himself as a Granite City school teacher today served Madison County Sheriff Barney Praundorf with a summons to appear in Circuit Court Tuesday for a hearing on a complaint: that would bar the sheriff from five tavern premises. Israel-Syria Border Fight Gets Hotter JERUSALEM, Israeli Sector (AP) —Prime Minister Lev: Eshkol told Parliament today tha' if peace does not return along the Syrian border Israel "will be duty-bound and entitled. . .to take steps to defend itself." He made only scant and relatively mild mention of the sharp exchange of fire between Israeli and Jordanian border troops in this divided city Sunday: "I hope the Jordanian authorities will do their duty in order to punish the guilty persons and restore peace in this sector." An Israeli soldier was reported killed in the clash and Jordan claimed Israeli shells fell on densely populated sections of the Holy City. Identity of Dead Dynamite Thieves Sought BUTTE, Mont. (AP)—The identity of the man or men killed in an explosion of a load of stolen dynamite was unknown today in the confused aftermath of the blast which caused thousands of dollars' damage in the Butte area. Sheriff Bill Dalling's office has given no detailed account of the incident because of confusion on certain points and official silence on others, Dalllng's deputies, staked out near the blast scene Saturday night, were moving in to make arrests when the explosion occurred. No deputies were injured seriously, There were Indications from officials—but no confirmation—that two or more men first believed to have been killed in the blast may have escaped. Early reports from officials indicated as many as live persons could have been killed. Human remains were so Irag- rnented and scattered over such a large area by the blast that authorities found it difficult to determine the number of casualties. Authorities said the t»'»p tor the thieves was arranged by William P. MVelJe Jr., operator of the LaVelle Powder Co. QIHcers said lhe.y were not aware that l*Vel|e and Ws brother, Thomas, were to be present tor (lie ambush. . About (our tons of dynamite were stolen from LaVelle's firm nearly a month ago, The summons accepted by Fraundorf, after a conference with State's Attorney Dick H. Mudge,. ordered the sheriff to appear' in ^circuit court at 9 a.m. Tuesday on compfaint of five tavern proprietors charging har- rassment and intimidation of county taverns by sheriff's deputies. Lives In Edwimlsville Roy G. Seamen, 646 Hillsboro Ave,, Edwardsville, who said he was a school teacher in the Granite City School District, appeared at the sheriff's office this morning with the court summons. "Are you the sheriff?" he asked Fraundorf. "Yes I am the sheriff," Fraundorf replied. "I have a document from Attorney James Massa," he told Fraundorf. Massa is a Collinsville attorney representing the tavern owners in the injunction against Fraundorf. Fraundorf accepted the summons from Seamen after a conference with State's Attorney Mudge in the latter's office. When Fraundorf asked Seamen for identification, the man wrote on a piece of paper: Roy Seamen, 646 Hillsboro, Edwardsville, teacher in Granite City. Records of Granite City Community Unit School District 9 show that a Roy G. Seamen of Edwardsville is listed as a teacher in grades 5 and 6 of the Stalling's Elementary School there, In Unincorporated Areas The five plaintiffs in the injunction complaint hold liquor permits for taverns in unincorporated areas of the county and are seeking an injunction on behalf of their establishments and other taverns in the county. Tavern owners who filed the complaint Aug. 1 were: Mrs. Hester Yates, operator of the Flame SchoolBond Issue Wins On 5th Trv Club, east of Edwardsville; Otis Scholebo of the Diamond Inn, Vlaryville Road; Pearl Stabile of ;he Horseshoe Lounge; Joseph Lesko of Lesko's Tavern and Jordan Rapoff of The Orchid lounge. The petition declares that Fraundorf, since he assumed office ast December, engaged in a course of deliberate, unlawful larrassnjent of the five taverns :ogelher with other liquor estab- ishmenls in the county. The group of tavern proprietors seek an injunction against he sheriff to restrain him and ils deputies from entering the ^remises, searching the es- ubllshments, intimidating cus- omers, forcing patrons to show driver's licenses and other documents and arresting customers without a lawful warrant, A docket order entered Friday and initiated by Circuit Judge iarold R, Clark authorized Sea< men to serve the process on FraundorJ, Jn effect, the order mwte Seamen a special process server, GREENFIELD — Voters of Greenfield Unit 10 in a fifth try Saturday approved a $398,000 school bond issue and an increase in the educational tax rate, from $1.25 to $1.40 per $100 assessed valuation. Complete but unofficial returns from, the four precincts showed the bond plan won by a margin of 55 votes, 612 to 577 while the tax levy carried by 23 votes, 584 to 561. Voting was considered by school officials as moderately heavy. Approximately 2,000 voters reside in the unit with 1,169 of them casting ballots on the issues Saturday. In the previous referendum less than 1,000 ballots were cast, Rural-Urban Split As in the past election voters in the urban areas of Greenfield and Rockbridge approved the two proposals while the plan was soundly defeated in the rural areas of Wrights and Athensville. In Greenfield the bond issue won by a margin of 158 votes, 446 to 288 and in Rockbridge the margin was 16 votes, 98 to 82. Athensville voters overwhelmingly rejected the proposal 92 to 24 while in Wrights the issue lost 95 to 44. In the four previous referendums the bond plan lost by margins of 174, 248, 148 and 8 votes. Plans for Construction The bond issue will be used to construct two classrooms at the Greenfield Elementary School at a cost of $24,000; a building adjacent to the present high school which will include industrial arts and agriculture departments, instrumental music facilities and physical education department and equipment at a cost of $314,000; additional shop and classropm equipment, $8,000, and cost of site, $12,000. Assessed valuation of the Greenfield District is $14,980-, 990. The Increase on $100 tax bills has been estimated at $6.30; an $500 tax bills $31,50 and $1,000 tax bills $63. A total of 800 pupils are on- rolled In the district schools this year, 50 more than last year. Two Die in Quarry Landslide Sunday QUJNCY, Mass. (AP) - Five men were caught in a landslide In a 37'5foot deep quarry Sunday and two were killed. Revolt Smashed by Vietnamese Troops By KOY ESSOYAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) —U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge met with President Ngo Dinh Diem today in the wake of a massive student revolt smashed by armed police and troops in full battle gear. The newly arrived American diplomat presented his credentials to Diem and the two exchanged pleasantries in a 12-minule ceremony. They put off until later hard talks on the Viet Nam crisis that flared to new heights Sunday when thousands of university students were arrested and several were injured. As fears of an attempted coup subsided, Lodge was expected to confront Diem for the first time with U.S. views on the internal strife and determine just where the Vietnamese chief stands. Lodge arrived Thursday, the day after Diem cracked down on Buddhist opposition and placed the country under martial law. University students took over from the Buddhists on Sunday the leadership of the mushrooming mass movement against the Diem regime, touching off fears of a full-scale revolt. They converged on the University of Saigon to protest what they call the government's harsh rule, but never had a chance to demonstrate. Police hauled students off bicycles, scooters and motorcycles, threw them into trucks and drove them away. Rifle fire wounded two teenage girl students. One unconfirmed report said police shot and killed a 17-year-old girl attempting to flee the roundup. Government forces hauled students away by the truckload. A ;overnment spokesman said he could give no information on the number of students arrested. Another government source said they were taken to Yuang Trung army camp to "undergo military training." More than 2,000 b j c y c 1 e s, scooters and motorcycles still were piled up on the sidewalks around the university, giving some idea of the number of arrests. Rough guesses put the number at around 3,000, since many students ride double on scooters and motorcycles and there were many others who walked to the demonstration. The demonstrating students were joined by some Buddhist followers who accuse the govern- ment of Diem, a Roman Catholic, of religious discrimination. Saigon bristled with barbed wire barricades, sharply restricting movements throughout the city Curfew was in force, and censorship prevailed. Police cleared roads leading to Lodge's residence to prevent student demonstrations there. Wood River Man Arrested, Grabs Gun, Is Subdued A 35-year-old Wood River man who grabbed a police officer's gun in a patrol car after his arrest on a traffic charge, was subdued in a struggle Sunday night. The man, Thomas Stepp of 63 E. Acton, grabbed the handle of the pistol and tried to point the muzzle at Wood River Patrolman Gordon McConnell, the officer reported. Stepp was being trans ported to jail in the patrol car. McConnell gripped Stepp's hand, he said, preventing the muzzle of the gun from being pointed at him. McConnell also said that Stepp tried to fire the gun, but the man's finger caught in the strap of the holster. Officer McConnell managed to stop the moving patrol car, all the while struggling with Stepp, he said. Roxana officer George Hodson, who was following McConnell in his patrol car, came to the latter policeman's aid and between them they managed to subdue Stepp. The fracas began when McConnell halted Stepp at 10:58 p.m. Sunday as he allegedly sped through a stop sign on Ninth Street. He was northbound in a pickup truck. McConnell said that Stepp "staggered" when he got out of the truck after being stopped at he top of Ninth Street hill. Stepp was submissive, McCon- INCH BY INCH Dirt and rock brought up by reamer on drill rig at left is bulldozed away smaller drill which still is trying to get down a communications hold to where nell said, until he was being taken back to the police station in the patrol car. Stepp told McConnell he would commit suicide if lie was locked up, the officer said. According to the officer, it was after he had replied that he coulc not allow Stepp to drive in his I condition that Stepp grabbed forj the gun. Stepp was treated at Wood River Township Hospital for injuries of the right ear, forehead and back received in his struggle with the officer. McConnell said he was forced to strike Stepp twice with his fist in the effort to subdue him. Stepp pleaded not guilty to charges of assault with intent to do bodily harm, resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated, speed- ng, stop sign violation, having no operator's license and destruction of city property. He was released from jail this norning on $800 bond. from the rig at Hazleton mine site as third miner is believed trapped. (AP work of reaching two trapped miners Wirephoto) moves ahead. In center background is TODAY'S CHUCKLE Don't be a yes man. When the boss says no, you say no, too. (© 1963, General Features Corp.) Bi-State Trims Cost of Bus Passes for Student Riders Rail Bill Okay With */ Committee DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. lemperutwrc Yesier4ay'» as*. mill 81', low 88°. River muse below Precipitation dani at 8 a.m. 24 hr». to 8 a.m. •M. Pool ?3.4. None, Bi-State Transit Agency has agreed to drop student bus fares back to the rate of $1.50 for 10 rides, it was announced today, after objections had been raised to the proposed increase to $2 a week. The return to the old rate is part of a Bi-State plan to make supplementary rates available in certain restricted areas. The optional fares will be avail- able in Alton, Belleville, Granite City and Madjson, all separated communities not contiguous with the area of massed population of St. Louis proper and in which a majority of the local transit routes are short-haul lines. Under the plan, the $1.50 weekly 10-ride ticket will be good only on bus lines within the district of issue and will be restricted to the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mondays th rough Fridays. It will go into effect Sept. 15. Also to be made available in these communities will be a 40- cent round trip ticket, good on local lines only, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays and all day Saturday and Sunday, to become effective Oct. 1. Bi-State previously had announced that general bus fares would he hiked to 25 cents in October, a plan which complaints. East Alton brought numerous and Wood River NEW FARES school districts will not be affected by the J1.50 student puss since both have charter contracts with Bi-State to pay a set amount on daily transportation. Easit Alton elementary district pays 5.11 a day and Wood River elementary pays $15 a day for all students transported daily, round trip. East Alton and Wood 'River high school district contracts at $61 a day for all students, round trip, Hoy fc, Krnpp, right, representing the Wi*State and also has four buses of their "" V ^£f w °y' fteMAW 8 the now student bus fare own to transport pupils, " * ' AltQU Bonn! of Education Roxana school district lias^its schedule this morning member Walter own buses, WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Interstate Commerce Committee approved today a bill to require arbitration of the work rules dispute that threatens a nationwide railroad strike Thursday. The bill follows closely the provisions of a measure scheduled for Senate debate. However, the House bill would direct that the arbiters reach a decision within 150 days after taking up the case. The Senate bill would allow 180 days. The House group's action clears the way for speedy consideration of any measure the Senate may pass. The House could call up its own bill and then sub stitute the Senate bill. Congressional leaders are aiming for final action by Wednesday, wanting to get a bill to the President in time to head off a strike. Separate Caucuses In a maneuver aimed to expedite action, Senate Democrats and Republicans called separate caucuses to try to work out agreed posi lions on the bill. The five railroad brotherhoods have condemned the bill as detrimental to collective bargaining. The carriers, while withholding comment on the legislation, pro ceeded to post job eliminating work rules changes lo go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday — a move the unions have said they will meet with an immediate strike. The bill, approved last week by Ihe Senate Commerce Committee, would set up it seven-man board to arbitrate the two key issues— a gradual elimination of the jobs of 32,000 diesel firemen and the makeup of train crews. A split has developed among the Democrats over treatment of the other issues, such us the wage structure. Miners Listen To Rescue Drill By JAMJBS V. LAMB HAZLETON, Pa. (AP)—The drill bit today broke through the first part of the plug at the bottom of the escape hole for Henry Throne and David Fellin. The bill would permit the board to impose settlement of these questions if the curriers and the unions did not work out an agreement within 120 days. The committee chairman, Sen. Warren G. Magnuson, D-Wasli., and seven Democratic members have attacked this provision as a blow at collective bargaining. Thuy said they favor limiting binding arbitration lo the two key issues. While the Senate is grappling with the legislation, the House In- lerstute and Foreign Commerce Committee scheduled a meeting, to take up an identical resolution. News of the break came when fellin shouted into his microphone: "Something came down." Asked what it was, he said, "Some clay." "Good. That's a good sign," said Gordon Smith, deputy secretary of mines. "It means we have drilled through the concrete plug and are pushing the wooden plug ahead of us." At this point the giant drilling rig was slowed to a crawl. There was no estimate on how long it would take to enlarge it the rest of the way. What is left of the plug, is being pushed ahead of the drill and should pop into the chamber, like a cork being pulled out of a bottle. Once the escape hole enlargement is completed, the men will be brought to the surface- one at a time—in H specially designed steel capsule that is almost as big around as the 18-inch hole. That probably will be sometime tonight. Once the hole is finished, the drilling rig will be moved back and a winch put in its place. Then there will be a couple dry runs \vith the capsule. Fellin, 58; Throne, 28, and Lou Bova, 42, have been trapped more than 300 feet underground for 13 days. Bova has not been heard from since last Tuesday. He was trapped some 25 feet from the others and separated by tons o/ debris. Churning away steadily, with time out only to attach an extension bit every 30 feet, the 65-ton drilling rig passed the two-thirds mark at dawn and at 10:30 a.m. was at the 263-foot mark. It was stopped then while rescue officials discussed the next steps. The pace will be slowed appreciably in the final stages to forestall any possibility of a cave- in. Feilin and Throne remained in good spirits. They could be heard talking to each other through the microphone which provides communications to the surface through the six-inch lifeline hole —and sawing wood. "Hey, Davey, are you busy down there?" a rescuer asked. 'Yeah," replied Fellin, "We're working pretty hard," "What are you doing?" "We're putting up shoring," Fellin then was asked: "Are you getting any dust?" "Just a little bit." Rescuers told him it probably was sifting down the six-inch lifeline hole, or perhaps was shaken from the walls by the vibrations of the drill. He then asked about his wife, and was told that she and Throne's wife were on top of a nearby slope, watching. Council Will Get Bill on Fair Employment Terms Alton Mayor P. W. Day announced today that an ordinance reaffirming fair employment practices in Alton's public works programs will be introduced at Ihe next meeting of the city iouneil. The announcement was made at a meeting in Hotel Stratford of members of the Alton chapter, National Assn. (or the Advancement of Colored People, and representatives of the Alton-Wood River Area Federation of Labor, The meeting was arranged by Day to discuss hiring practices in regard to Negroes in oily jobs and industry, A at the city council meeting, the mayor explained, merely reaffirms prior legislation Intro, duced by the General Assembly. Under the legislation, any tlmj public works money Is jpent Jn Alton the fair employment pra,o- tlue must be followed, by the contractor concerned and the unions. The same type of ordinanet, it was pointed out, recently wan adopted In East Si. \m\*. At the meeting today, tin NAACP asked the labor raprc- uentuUves present lo arrange session* with the building The ordinance/to be introducedj unions to du|u«a

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