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fcttftflMAL ,',,, FAMILY .- . . , »PAGE 8 COMICS PAGE 18 SPOntS a , . . . PA6E IS CtASStPlgt) , , . ri PAGE 14 OnfTUARV . . i s t PAGE H MARKET* /. . PAGE 4 TELEVISION ...... PAGE 18 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH FAtt* Serving the Alton Community for More Than 12? Years tow 88) High 88 (Complete Weftthtt, Put* 9) Established January 15, 183& Vol. dXXVlit, N6. 194 ALT ON, ILL., FRIDAY, AUGUST SO, 1963 18 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Pt6&* Schoolmen Scowl on Kerner Veto of Aid By JOHN STETSON Tolcghiph Btnff Writer Kermit Harden of Bethalto Community School Unit 8 pressed the greatest disappointment today over Governor Ker ner's veto Thursday of the school state aid bill. "It just means my district will continue going In the red," Harden said. The bill, which Kerner said would have increased aid to grade and high schools by $32 million over his budget, called for increasing the foundation level of state aid to schools from $252 lo $297 per pupil. Announcement was made July 15 that the Bethullo Unit ended its last fiscal year with a record $125,428 deficit. This was $51,000 greater than that of the previous fiscal year the school board noted at that time. 'Always In The Hole' "Our district is always in the hole and its just a question now of how much it will continue," Harden added. The current tax rate for the unit district is 2.201. It really doesn't "make much sense when you, stop to consider" that it passed both houses with such great favor," he ob served. He said three factors could produce new revenue: (1) increased assessed valuation created by new industry in the area; 2) increased state aid or (3) increased taxation." Dr. Nels Havens, newly - hired superintendent of Wood River Community High School District 14, commenting on Kerner's remark that the state couldn't alford the state aid hike said: "I don't see how the state cannot afford it. Education is one of the most important assets of a state; and rather than asking if we can afford it, think the question should rather be, 'How can we not afford it?" 'Feel Great Concern' "This will not hurt our district too much, but as an educator I feel great concern, for;, .the districts such as Bethalto where such an increase would really help them." Alton Unit School District's Superintendent Dr. J. B. John son said the increaee, had it been approved by Kerner, would have meant from $200,000 to $250,000 increased state aid in the Alton District. Asked if the veto would cause any curtailments, Johnson said, "no, not at this time." Area school superintendents' criticisms of the veto were apparently being reflected through out the state according to State Representative Anthony Scarino (D) of Park Forest, a sponsor of the bill, who said that school districts have demonstrated that they simply cannot accommodate the increased enrollments which occur annually to the tune of about dren. 60,000 to 70,000 chil- Construction Strike Ends, Work Starts work in Madison Southwestern Illi- Construction and 14 other nois counties resumed today as the Ironworkers and contractors reached a tentative agreement Thursday evening on a contract. The agreement ends a strike that started Aug. 1 a nd eventual ly involved three unions — iron workers, cement finishers and carpenters. At one time, jobs with an es timaled total cost of more than $150,000,000 were affected by the dispute. Richard Rook, president of the Southern Illinois Builders Assn., said pickets on all jobs were removed this morning. Terms of tho agreement will not be announced until members of Local 392 of the ironworkers have a chance to ratify the agreement next Tuesday. Local 392 covers all of Madi son, St. Clalr, Randolph, Perry, Washington, Clinton, Jersey, Monroe, Bond, Calboun and Marlon counties and parts of Jefferson, Macoupln,. Montgomery and Fayelto Counties. Last week the District Council of Madison County Carpenters Trl-Coiinly District Carpenters Council, and the Cement Masons' Local 00 agreed to terms, TODAY'S CHUCKLE Let's raise the salaries of Congressmen. It would put them in a higher income tax bracket. (0 1963, General Features porp.) PROGRESS 3. Clifford Krug, Godfrey Township Supervisor, looks over the recently-filled Black Creek lagoon, which is a part of the Godfrey Sewer system. This lagoon is located off Humbert Road. Two other lagoons are in operation. About 760 of the 1150 Godfrey area homes are now on the sewer. Denies Motion in Water Rate Case JERSEYVILLE—A motion to dismiss a temporary injunction and to transfer the appeal case of Alton Water Co. from Jersey County to Madison County circuit court was denied Thursday by Acting Jersey County Circuit Judge Howard Lee White. The water company appeal from the Illinois Commerce Commission ruling which granted a 23 per cent increase in water rates earlier this year, after 2 Hit Stolen Car in Dark On Highway Two persons were injured and three vehicles were damaged af- ier thieves abandoned a stolen car in the middje of Alt. Rle. 67 near Eastgate Shopping Center early this morning. The stolen car had been left without lights burning near a •ailroad overpass. An oncoming vehicle, swerved to avoid it and plunged off the highway. Another car, also swerving, struck the first car and the parked vehicle. Injured were Robert Morris, 34, of 1133 Walnut St., Collage Hills, and Carl Roe, 22, of 140 E. Maple St., Hartford, passengers in a car driven by Jerry Dean Garland, 21, of 217 Elble St., Wood River. The - first car, driven by Mrs, Mildred Edsall of 376 S. 12th St., Wood River, at 2:30 a.m. came suddenly upon the abandoned stolen vehicle. She swerved to avert hitting the car and slid to the shoulder of the highway. Moments later the second car, driven by Garland, struck Mrs, Edsall's vehicle, then hit the abandoned car. The abandoned car had been reported stolen from Jess Tomerlin of East Alton shortly after 10; 30, p.m. Thursday. Morris and Roe were treated at Wood River Township Hospital, the former for chin lacerations and an elbow abrasion, and Roe for facial lacerations and a knee abrasion. the utility'had' asked for a 41 per cent hike, will now be heard on its merits in the Jersey County Circuit Court. No hearing • date on the case has been set. The motion to dismiss the temporary injunction and to transfer the case County was heard to Madison May 31 and taken under advisement by Judge White. Attorneys for the group of water company customers objecting to the rate increase had filed an appeal in Madison County Circuit Court, after the com pany had appealed to Jersey County. Judge White, ruling in effect that he had jurisdiction to hear 2 Railroad Tax Bills Are Settled EDWARDSV1LLE - Settlements with two more railroads on their objections to tax bills for 1959 and i960 were approved today In Madison County Court. Orders signed by County Judge Michael Kinney late this morning, disposing of tax objections of Terminal Railroad Association and Alton & Southern Railroad will make possible prompt dis trlbutlon to the various taxing bodies affected of those portions of the lines' tax payments under protest which are held to be valid. The same formula as entered into similar settlements two months igo with Illinois Terminal Railroad and Wabash Rail road was followed in negotiations with the two latest lines disposing of their objections today in the settlement orders signed by Judge Kinney, Assistant Stale's Attorney Burton Bernard explained. . Formula Followed Under the formula followed in both sets of settlements to date on tax 'objections of four of the 13 rail lines which paid their taxes for 1959 and 1960 in full under protest, assessed valuation objections were sustained up to 32 per cent of the total tax bills, less the amounts covered by tax rate objections sustained as a result of prior hearings. Taxing bodies in the Tri-Cities area, principally school districts, are primarily affected by the formula settlement approved today for terminal Railroad Assn. and Alton & Southern. Terminal Railroad Assn.'s total tax bill in the county for each of the two years covered by the approval today amounted to about $200,000. Alton & Southern's total tax bill for each of the two years involved in objections now disposed of was approximately $50,000, Bernard reported. TH Tl 1 • 1 O • T Bova Believed seen In Fellin Rescue Chamber some hope .held ment along the the case, injunction issued the prohibiting temporary the customers from pursuing their appeal in Madison County Circuit court, J, F. Schlafly Jr., attorney for the customers objecting to the 23 per cent rate increase granted the water company, said his motion to dismiss was based on the fact that less than one half of 1 per cent of the utility's assets and only three customers of the company are in Jersey County. There are 14,000 customers of the water company in Madison County, Schlafly said. Meanwhile, a pelition filed by the city of Alton for permission to take over the water company is scheduled for a hearing by the ICC on Sept. 25, in • Springfield, Filed July 3, the petition specifically asks for approval by the commission of the city "taking certain properties of the Still to Be Settled Still to be disposed of, with out for settle- formula lines, are lax objections of nine other railroads operating in the county,' which paid their taxes in full under protest for the years 19591960. The protested payments haye been held in escrow, pending final court disposition of the objections. Bernard, who serves an assistant state's attorney in charge of civil matters, said today that "some railroads have shown a greater willingness to settle their tax objections than others, but all have been agreeable to discussion of the objections and the ground on which they are based. Madison County's hard - pressed general revenue fund will receive only a small portion of the taxes to be distributed from escrow accounts of the two rail lines involved in the settlements today. Jimiiiez Complains Of Treatment in Jail CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ex-Dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez, confined here in a luxury cell, claims he was treated "like a pig" in a Florida jail. 'Any time I talked to him he said he was fine," Robert Scharlau, captain of the jail, said in Miami. "He did lose weight because he got nothing but plain food, the same as the other prisoners." > Perez Jimenez, brought here arlier this month for trial on embezzlement charges, is in an air-conditioned cell. He has a television set and is allowed any other comforts he can buy. Alton Water Go. by the exercise of the right to eminent domain." The petition claims the. utility's Alton city franchise expired on March 13, I960, and has not been renewed. 2 Named To Panel By Unions */ WASHINGTON (AP) - Two union representatives were named today lo serve on a seven-member arbitration panel in the railroad work rules dispute. They are H, E, Gilbert, presi ent of the AFL-CIO Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen 'and Enginemen, and R. H. McDonald, vice president of the AFL-CIO Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. The carriers announced Thursday their representatives on the panel will be J. E. Wolfe, their chief negotiator, and Guy W. Knight, vice president in charge of labor relations for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Provision for the seven-member arbitration board composed of two railroad members, two chosen by the five operating unions and three neutral members was included in legislation signed Wednesday by President Kennedy to halt a threatened nationwide strike. A union spokesman said the [our panelists will meet Wednesday to discuss their choices for lie three neutral arbitrators to complete the panel. Under terms of the new act, the arbitration board will wort out a binding solution to the use of firemen on diesel freight engines and the issue of makeup of train crews. Other issues in the tangled dispute would be left to negotiation by the two sides. Tito Praises USSR, Raps Red Chinese VELENJE, Yugoslavia (AP) With Premier Khrushchev looking on from the sidelines, President Tito declared today Belgrade and Moscow are united on all major world problems. Tilo denounced Red China as undermining world communism and promoling racism and declared: x"We shall fight against all those attempts. . ." He spoke out after Khrushchev accepted honorary membership in the miners collective of this Slovenian lignite mining center and donned a miner's uniform to listen to Tito's speech to a crowd of 30,000. For Tito it was clearly a triumphant high point of Khrushchev's visit to Yugoslavia, the Communist maverick hurled out of the Eastern bloc 15 years ago for defying Moscow control. II was Tito's first major public speech ?ince Khrushchev arrived in Yugoslavia 11 days ago and came two days after he and Khrushchev ended strategy conferences at Brioni. DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's tnrfnv 7.1» hloh «d» \n\i today 73 high 84°, low G0°. River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 2-1 hrs. to 8 a.m. 2.7. Pool 23.4. None. TOOK EYES OFF ROAD MADISON, Wis.—A Kockford, 111. woman and her seven-year-old son were killed when an automobile carrying two women and their five children smashed into an overpass east of Madison. Dead were Mrs. Harold Reavis, 38, and her son, Steven. Mrs. Robert Kaiser, 24, of Rockford, the car's driver, said she lost control of the car when she took her eyes off the road to help her two-year- old son climb into the front seat.—(AP Wirephoto) Cuban Militia Alerted For New Invasions Gen. Park Retires From Korean Army CHIPO-RI, Korea (AP)—South Korean strongman Gen. Chung Hee Park retired today from the army. He will run for president in the Oct. 15 elections. Only civilians can run for office. The 45-year-old Park will be the candidate of the junta-backed Democratic Republican party. By DANEIL BARKER Associated Press Staff Writer HAVANA (AP)—Prime Minister Fidel Castro's government put its armed forces on a state of alert today and posted bigger concentrations of soldiers and militiamen at strategic points throughout Havana. Armed forces had been put into a "state of preparation" Thursday, but beefed-up military measures were reported then only outside the capital and not in Havana. The new, moves followed intelligence reports of possible incursions by anti-Castro exiles against In Utah Mine Disaster Miners Saved By REID G. ROLLER MOAB, Utah (AP)—Five more trapped miners were rescued alive and in good condition Thursday night, but 10 others were found dead. The final toll was 18 killed. Seven survived; two were rescued earlier. The five found Thursday night were in surprisingly good condition in the same deep tunnel from which the other two escaped Wednesday morning, the day after 25 miners were caught 3,000 NLRB Rules Against Unions Here WASHINGTON (AP) -' The National Labor Relations Board said today it has found the Alton- Wood River Building and Construction Trades Council guilty of unfair labor practice in picketing jobs of the Kopp-Evans Construc- lion Co., Belthalto, 111. The NLRB in a cease and "desist order held the council's action in an effort to compel the contracting firm to recognize AFL-CIO trade unions as collective bargaining agents was improper because the firm's em- ployes svere members of a bargaining unit represented by Local 11 of the Congress of Independent Unions, a bona fide labor union. feet down by an explosion. Eight men were already known dead when two rescue teams started a now-or-never search for the remaining 15 late in the afternoon. Within 90 minutes, June Crawford, chief engineer of the Texas Gulf Sulphur Co., owner of the potash mine, announced emotionally: "Five survivors have been found in the east shaft. The men are walking out of that drift!" Then up they came by the lift, grimy but smiling, in such good condition there was little need of treatment. And one of them, Grant Eslick, said, "Sure, I'm ready to go back to mining." Three hours after the rescue, Crawford had to tell the tearful wives and parents still waiting by the mine what most of them had feared: The last 10 men in the other tunnel where the blast occurred were dead. Amid some miners' charges that safety precautions were lax at the mine, plans were announced for a joint state-federal invesliga- lion starling Monday. A slate official said: "We'll subpoena and question everyone who might have anything to say." The last five survivors owed thoir lives to the first two and their own makeshift barricades thai kept out deadly gases while they awaited rescue. Dr. Gordon Moore Answers Critics of Rec Appointment By JACK UAHBAN Telegraph Stuff Writer Criticism by two aldermen oJ the hiring of an out - of - town man as director of parks and recreation was questioned by Alton Parks and Recreation Commission members today. Fourth Ward, Aldermen, Louis Bpwmiw and Darrell Riley read a brief statement at the City Comjcll meeting Wednesday night, stating although they knew nothing about the qua]ifl» cations of the newly - hired they wanted to go on record, opposing the hiring of town people to fill city johj, Dr. Gordon F. Moore, president of the five - man parks and recreation commission said the luck of qualified applicants from Alton was the reason an out-of- town man was hired. Didn't Attend Moore pointed out that Bowman, who is u member of the .Park and Recreation Committee of tho council, did not attend the meeting that introduced Woodworth to the council committee prior to his being hired by the board. The rest of the committee, including William Warren, and John McConnell, along with Majtiand Timmermelre, chair- of the finance committee, and Mayor P. W. Day met with the new director prior to his appointment. Moore said several meetings have been held, attended by porks and recreation commission members and aldermen, but Bowman has yet to attend one. The parks and recreation commission took applications for the post and a total of 17 applied including four from Alton. Moore said," We found the Joe- ai applicants didjiot have the experience that is necessary in the parfes a,n.d. recreation field." 'The four local applicants were interviewed, but attention was drawn to several outstanding applications received from outside the Alton area. Felt 'Most Qualified 1 "The commission felt Woodworth was the most qualified," Moore said, "The commission feels," he explained, "That the people of Alton should get the most out of their tax dollar. An efficient, trained administrator was need, ed." "The two department^ have a total of 18 full < time employes and the work force U increased to 80 In the summer, when part- time help is hired, The director must handle an organization that has a $200,000 budget and administer two golf courses and several parks and playgrounds," Moore said. Wood worth, 38, currently is superintendent of recreation at Joliet. Moore said, "We are proud of our parks and recreation facilities and we plan to make them better without burdening the citizens with more taxes, but wo must have an executive who knows this field In order to get maximum operation," The post was vacant as a result of Harold Bean resigning in July. installations on the North Coasi According to military intelligence these raids would be somewha larger than the hit-and-run a tacks made by exiles recently. Phone Link Cut (At this point, telephone con nection between New York an Havana was cut, presumably b censorship. Earlier dispatche from Havana had reported the fo lowing:) Sources said Thursday night th alert had been in effect since Mon day. The military was understoo< to be watching particularly fo any attack from Nicaragua other Central-American nation which have offered refuge to ant Castro exiles. (In San Jose, Costa Rica, re ports circulated of unusual acti ily among Cuban exiles in Cost Rica and Nicaragua. Manuel Ai time, refugee leaders who partic pated in the abortive Bay of Pig invasion in April 1961, arrived ir Managua, Nicaragua, to confe with anti-Castro exiles, source The Cuban command apparem ly braced for a repetition of recent series of hit-and-run raids The last occurred Aug. 19 at metal plant on the north coas where there are many oil re fineries and factories. The Castro government has ac cused the United States of bein directly responsible for the raids It said the forays proved ther was a new plan of aggressio against Cuba and said Cuban de fenses would be stengthened. A spokesman for a Cuban exil group called Mambises Com mandos told newsmen in Guate mala City his organizalion mac Ihe Aug. 19 raid. He said th commandos operated from secre bases in Ihe Caribbean and fron inside Cuba. Soviet Troops Cuban refugees arriving Florida have reported Soviet troo activity in the Cuban capital. The said bridges and strategic poini around Havana have been take over by Soviet soldiers, causin some apprehension among Fide Castro's forces. At a news conference Aug. 20 President Kennedy said there ha been a further decline in the num ber of Soviet troops in Cuba th last few months, but added it wo difficult to say how many re mained. Kennedy said the primary en plmsLs of the remaining troops ai parenlly was for training purpose and not as concentrated militar units. St. Clair County Jury Indicts Kugo BELLEVILLE, 111. (AP) - A grand jury has returned a four count indictment charging illega gambling against James Kage. State's Atty John M, Karns Jr called Kage, "The boss of the policy rackets j n this area," tlw grossed $500,000 a year with an estimated net profit of 40 ; cent. TV Eye Probes Old Site HAZLETON, Pa. (AP)-A man ll be lowered today down the scape hole from where miners David Fellin and Henry Throne vere rescued Tuesday to see if Louis Bova is in the same cavern 08 feet underground. H. B. Charmbury, state secretary of mines, said the decision vas made after a television cam- ra lowered into the chamber howed "what appears to be a "nan's body." Charmbury, at the scene of the mine in nearby Sheppton, told a news conference "as a result of seeing the television this morning t was decided, though there was not unanimous agreement, that ve think we have enough evidence for someone to go down he hole. This Afternoon "The plans are in motion and someone has been chosen," he said, adding the identity of the man — "a pretty husky boy"— would be kept secret for the present. Charmbury said he hoped the descent down the 17% inch wide shaft would be made this afternoon, at a time still undetermined. Charmbury had visited Fellin, 58, in his room at the Hazleton State Hospital before dawn today and showed him six pictures. These were of the cubicle where the two miners had waited for 14 days until they were pulled to the surface Tuesday. Fellin could- not be reached directly for comment. Ira Mills, state commissioner of hospitals, said "Fellin told me later 'I don't feel so good' and is definitely very confused now." Charmbury and Mills both said that Fellin was not told about the spotting of the body or image of a man in the TV picture. Charmbury said the camera, raised up from the 308-foot shaft was being re-adjusted and would again be lowered into the hole for a closer look at the object. The unidentified object first was sighted early today by Dan Bova, a brother of the miner missing since the cave-in, Aug. 13. Skeptical But because the picture came from the same chamber where Fellin, 58, and Throne, 28, had been trapped 14 days before their rescue, most people — before Charmbury held his news conference—treated Dan Bova's observation with skepticism. Both Fellin and Throne had said they did not see Louis Bova, 54, from the time of the cave-in until they were hauled to safety more than 300 feet on Tuesday. Fellin and Throne couldn't be reached for comment. A hospital spokesman said Fellin had been awakened by Charmbury shortly after 1 a.m. and shown six pictures and asked to identify objects in them, "Fellin is in no shape to talk to anyone now," he said. Still pictures also were taken by a 35 MM camera lowered Into the Fellin-Throne chamber, and some of these — showing objects and timbers— later were released to the press, Still photographs of the television monitor were not permitted. Charmbury told the news conference, "If we see fit, someone will go down there to take a real close look." The earlier report that a human form had been sighted said that It was in a sitting position, head bent over drawn up knees. Fellin and Throne were in total darkness in the chamber tor live days before a six-inch lifeline hole was drilled to them and they were given light. Both have insisted since rescue that Bova was alive, trapped some distance away from where they were and separated by a wall of coal and debris. The TV camera had sent back pictures of remarkable clarity. As Charmbury described It, tho TV picture appeared to show u man propped up against u wood' en mine support. Churmbury said that What appeared to be a mJner'H ,vas on the huud and seemed to be n pair of 'with legs in thorn." "I couldn't bollovo whtti I Charmbury said. "I shocked," thevo boot*

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