Inside: EDItOftlAL .... J»AGfi 4 COMICS PAGE 14 MARKETS .... PAGE 17 FAMILY PAGE 18 OBITUARY ... PAGE 24 TELEVISION .... PAGE SI SPORTS ..... PAGE 32 CLASSIFIED .... PAGE 35 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years FAIR FRIDAY L<w in 50s, High 99 (Complete Wcathef, P«ff» 8) Established Jaftuai'y 15, 1836, 38 PAGES ALTON, ILL., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5,1963 Vol. CXXVIII, No. 198 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. FIRST DIRECT CALL Alton's first .telephone call via direct distance dialing was made today as Thomas Butler, secretary-general manager of Alton District Manufacturers' Assn., talked to Congressman Melyin Price in his Washington, D.C., office. Illinois Bell officials, from the left, are Tom Faudree, inside wire chief; Mrs. Mary Taylor, chief operator; and Bill Cunningham, outside wire chief. (Related picture and story on Page 3.) Birth Control Not Dead In State, Howlett Avers The controversy over use of state funds to supply contraceptives to unmarried women on relief has been solved for only two years, State Auditor Michael J. Howlett said Wednesday night in Bethalto. Howlett, an outstanding opponent of the original Illinois Public Aid Commission program, spoke at a dinner forum meeting of Te Deum International, Alton Chapter, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church hall. The dinner was attended by about 85 persons. "For the time being we seem to have won a point," Hr/wlett said. "But it would be a mistake to think we have won a permanent victory." The original IPAC programs, Howlett said, provided for state purchase of contraceptives for re- lief recipients who asked for them, "—not only for married women living with their husbands, but also for unmarried girls, widows, divorcees and married women who don't live with Iheir husbands." '.'.': ••••" Restricted Howlett said that the IPAC has been dissolved by the legislature and a new code department organized under Gov. Otto Kerner to administer the public assistance program. The code department director, he explained, is restricting birth control services for recipients to married couples living together. Meanwhile, he added, Kerner has signed a bill creating a commission of 15 members to investigate the legal, social, moral, health and financial implications Head Road Oil Firms Father, Son Face U.S. Tax Charge A father and son who are listed as officers in companies which bid simultaneously on Madison County road projects today face charges of income tax evasion. Finis P. Ernest Jr. and Finis P. Ernest III, listed in the Internal Revenue Service claim as operators of the Ernest Asphalt Sales Co. of East St. Louis have been charged with failing to report a combined total of $34,133 income. The service lists the father as having failed to report 514,607 as taxable income in 1959 and the son with failing to report $9,333 in 1958 and $10,193 in 1959. With 50 per cent fines, the government claims the son owes it a total of $29,288 and the senior Ernest a total of $21,909. The two are listed as officers of Ernest Asphalt Sales Co., the Bituminous Fuel and Oil Co., and Midwest Black Top Roads, Inc. of East St. Louis, among others. Driver Instructor Finds Car h 'Hot' Robert Houser, teacher of driver training at Wood River High School, was cruising around in a "hot" car Wednesday but today had reason to be hot under the collar. Houser drove away from the school shortly before noon in a vehicle he thought belonged to the school. When •Harold Carmody, a construction worker employed at the school, looked for bis car be couldn't find it. He reported it stolen. Before Wood River police had a/ chance to search out the missing vehicle, Houser returned to the school and bis -mistake was learned. Homer said the school keys flt'Ctrmody's car perfectly, and the machines were the same make and model. The Ernests in a petition under consideration in U.S. Tax Court contend there is no basis for a charge of tax evasion. The Telegraph disclosed last May that the Bituminous F. & 0. Co. and Midwest Blacktop Inc., had the same address, 929 Missouri Avenue, East St. Louis. The two companies alone submitted the bids for most of the county's major resurfacing projects during the past two years. Finis P. Ernest Jr. is listed in both the 1961-1962 "Service Directory and Buyers' Guide," publish ed by the Associated General Contractors of Illinois, as presidenl of Bituminous and treasurer ol Midwest. Finis P. Ernest III of East St. Louis is listed as president of Midwest and vice president of Bituminous. Under Ernest Asphalt Sales, th firm cited by IRS, the directory shows Finis P. Ernest Jr. as president and Finis P. Ernest HI as vice president. In recent years, either Bituminous or Midwest has been sole bidder on the Madison County road oiling contracts. The County Board of Supervisors May 15 voted overwhelmingly against awarding this year's contract on the lone bid of Bituminous. On June 6, the board received and opened bids a second time; and Bituminous, with a low bid of 13.4 or half a cent lower than its first bid, was low bidder anc was subsequently awarded the contract. Rejection of Bituminous' lone bid May 15 and acceptance of its second bid submitted with two other bidders in a more competi live situation saved Madison County and many township roa< districts at least $7,000 on road surfacing materials. of the original program. "The commission must report ts findings to the 74th General Assembly, which meets in 1965," Howlett said. "The deadline for the report is March 1, 1965." UntU. i then J he .related, tiie. state will not pay bills submitted for contraceptives for unmarried women, "but this is not the end of it." According to Howlett, the commission's 1965 report could start :he whole controversy all again ;n the new legislature. Takes Moral View "No possible conclusion of the study commission could make the original IPAC policy right or moral," Howlett asserted. "Use of tax funds to supply contraceptives to the unmarried is an endorsement of adultery and prom- scuity." Howlett said the issue is not •ightfully one between only Catholics and non - Catholics, because Protestants and Jews, as well as Catholics, oppose adultery and jromiscuity." Advocates of artificial contraception are still "pushing" to build up public support for the original IPAC policy, Howlett said, adding that "the issue is coming clear among moral leaders of all religious points of view as time goes on." County Head Of Nursing Home Quits EDWARDSVILLE — The administrator and director of nursing service at Madison County Nursing Home has resigned because of a lack of "help, equipment, or the cooperation to efficiently run the institution,"'' the Telegraph learned today. Mrs. June N. Boyer, a registered nurse, of Wood River submitted her resignation to the county board, effective Sept. 10. Mrs. Boyer was employed last December by the nursing home committee of the county board on three-month probationary basis. Her appointment has never been acted upon by the entire board of supervisors. Mrs. Boyer's resignation was accepted by the nursing home committee at its meeting last Tuesday, county officials reported. A further meeting of the committee is scheduled for next Monday. A statement by Mrs. Boyer in part said "I was promised, by the nursing home committee, a contract after I served a three- month probationary period. This so-called contract never materialized. I was told to punch the time clock and I do not feel this is necessary when there exists proper rapport between director and employer, namely the nurs ing home committee." River Road Priority Is Near Top of Lochner Project List NAACPs Confer at Bell Off ice Leaders of the Alton Chapter of the National Assn. for the Ad vancement of Colored People vis- ted Illinois Bell Telephone Co. Wednesday, as part of the contacts being made in their drive to obtain better employment oppor- :unities for Negroes. The NAACP leaders, president Clarence Willis and vice president Clayton Williams, are scheduled to visit the Telegraph plant at 11 a.m. Saturday. Purpose of both visits, Willis said, is "communication," intended to. acquaint the NAACP leaders with the firms and the type of work conducted in each. The visits were arranged at the invitation of the phone company and the Telegraph. Willis said he and Williams toured the telephone company facilities for two hours Wednesday afternoon and were assured by company officers that there is no discrimination whatever, either in liring or promotion policies. Willis said the phone company has 12 Negroes employed in all types of jobs, including three operators, one in the business office, one in the garage and seven n other capacities. He added that the NAACP was not demanding any percentage of jobs of any firm, but were only attempting to discover the hiring policy of the companies visited as regards Negroes and what kind of jobs are available. Willis said the .--meeting was "very educational," that "quite a lot was accomplished" and that iie is convinced the telephone company intends to "do what's right." Robert E. Hosier, manager of the Alton Bell office, said the invitation for the tour was extended to the NAACP, "to talk over mutual problems." He said the Negro leaders were assured that no discrimination as to race is made by the company in employment. Willis said a savings and loan Association is next for a visit by the NAACP, also by invitation. He added that any firm in Alton that does hiring in larger numbers s on the NAACP's list for eventual contact by the organization's .eaders for talks about employment policies. Goldwater Demands Pact Be Amended WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., de manded today a formal reservation postponing the effectiveness of the limited nuclear test ban treaty until the Soviets remove heir military forces from Cuba. Goldwater, regarded as a po- cntial candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, said ie would offer such a reservation after the Senate takes up the reaty next week. If the Senate adopts a formal reservation, it might require renegotiation of the treaty. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 16-1 last week to recommend ratification without any reservation. In a speech prepared for the Senate, Goldwater declared that as it now stands, the treaty is "potential peril to peace rather than a step toward it." .Goldwater has been a frequent critic of the treaty, but administration forces say they are confident the Senate will approve the pact overwhelmingly. Sen. John Sherman Cooper, R- Ky., said today he thinks no more than five Republican votes will be cast against ratification. The Foreign Relations Committee, while opposing any formal reservation, wrote into its report an "understanding" to that effect DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 64". hlghSJ 0 . low 63" River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 24 hrs. to 8 a.in 3.4. Pool 23.4. 0.30 In. A STEADY HAND FORT WORTH, Tex. — Police Lt. L. E. Wood Wood is Police Sgt. B. J. Stevens. The girl was finally stretches along hotel ledge to grasp hand of Mrs. Jean lured from her perch. (AP Wirephoto) Teal, 17, who refused to leave her perch. Steadying On Brink of Soviet Split: Red Chinese TOKYO (AP)—Communist Chi na charged Friday that "a whole series of errors of principle" committed by the Soviet Union have brought Soviet-Chinese relations to "the brink of split" and "un- precented gravity." The errors "are not just accidental, individual and minor errors, but a whole series of errors of principle, which endager the interests of the entire Socialist camp and international Communist movement," Peking declared in a New China news agency broadcast monitored here. The charge was made in a statement jointly published by the editorial departments of the official People's Daily and the Chinese Communist party's theoretical journal _Red Flag. TODAY'S CHUCKLE This automation we hear so much about these days is something that gets all the work done while you just sit there. When you were younger, this process was called Mother. (© 1963, General Features Corp.) 3 Birmingham Schools Are Closed by Board By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP)-The bombing of a Negro leader's home and a wild outbreak of racial violence marked by the fatal shooting of another Negro led to a temporary postponement today of Birmingham's public school desegregation. Gov. George C. Wallace moved back into the picture with an early morning announcement that the city Board of Education had agreed to close three schools ordered integrated by the federal courts. They opened for registration Wednesday and classes were scheduled today. An explosion heard two miles away broke a calm of several hours after two Negroes had enrolled at one of the schools. The home of Arthur Shores had been bombed again—the second time in three weeks. Rush to Area Screaming Negroes in the neighborhood rushed to the home of the attorney who has been a leader for years in the fight of his race against segregation. Po- lice 1 riot squads poured in. Rock throwing by the resentful Negroes followed, then gunfire by officers as a melee involving hundreds of Negroes and scores of city and county policemen raged for more than an hour. John L. Coley, 20, fell with three bullets in his head and body. He died later at a hospital. At least 20 other persons were injured, two of them Negroes also struck by bullets. The injured included four policemen. Wallace's announcement from the executive mansion at Montgomery, made through an aide on the scene here, came at 4:20 a.m. State troopers went on guard with other officers around Birmingham schools early today for the first time. City and county officers had handled the assignment Wednesday. More than 40 bombings have occurred in Birmingham since 1947, many of them in "Dynamite Hill," a Negro community once densely populated by whites. Plan Action Constance Baker Motley, an at- torney for the National Associa tjon for the Advancement of Co ored People, said legal actio might be taken to reopen tl schools. "We will probably do something in the next couple of hours," she said. The attorney gave no indication as to what moves might be made The areas near West End anc Ramsay high schools, which wen to have been integrated today were quiet. Ozzie Rousseau Found Dead in Cabin Oswald (Ozzie) Rousseau, 59 of Alton was found dead iri~ hi cabin near Mill Creek early this afternoon. Jersey Countj coroner responded to the call. He was a member of a wei known Alton family and was th brother of Mrs. Herbert C Hellrung and E. N. Rousseau both of Alton. They Squeal Wheels, but... Skid Kids Have Safe Score By GEORGE LEIGIITY Telegraph Staff Writer Now that school is open, adult pedestrians in the vicinity of high schools should be warned to watch out for the children. A rubber - burning teenager may not only topple the unwary adult, but the more proficient may even work up a neat little three-cushion play — and it's bouncing back and forth off of other fenders that inflicts those multiple contusions! National Safety Council and Automobile Club slogans urge caution on adult drivers near elementary schools, where first- graders and kindergartners must use the streets, but the adult, on foot or in a vehicle, caught in the maw of high school traffic, has become the 'forgotten man. He must watch for children — behind steering wheels. This, at least, is a popular concept based on adults listening to screeching tires all over the area. But the young folks are defended by Alton Police Capt. William Petersen. The kids may show olf and screech a tire now and then, but they know how to drive, Capt. Petersen says. He says there are no more motor vehicle accidents in the vicinity of Alton High School than there are in other areas. "There were only two up there last year and one was the fault of an adult," Petersen says. The low number of accidents, except for an occasional fender- bumping on the high school parking lot, says Petersen, is due to the efforts of the school and police. "We patrol the area, but the driver training course at. the school has done wonders," Peter- sen said. "Those kids know how to drive and the fact that those who have had driver training get lower insurance rates proves it as far as I'm concerned," Petersen said. Dean Taylor, head of the school district guidance department said student - driven cars are necessary. "For example, w can't begin to feed all of th students and the faculty — they need cars to go out to eat," h said. POISED POSE I Alton Senior High School students, with motorcycle and vintage vehicle, photographed on school parking lot, seem poised for rubber-burning on- i slaught on adjacent College Avenue. Alton Police Capt. Louis Petersen says students are better drivers than appearances sometimes indicate. Planning Extends To 1981 Construction of the Great River Road extension is high on t h e chedule of planning in the long- iwaited H. W. Lochner & Co. re- x>rt, which was disclosed at a meeting Wednesday. The Chicago planning fifm gave a general briefing to public >fficials on highway constructioti dans in and near Alton extending o 1981. The river road project would nclude construction of the connection between the McAdams Highway and Clark Bridge by way of W. Broadway and Riverside Park. Mayor P. W. Day said that he could not be specific in the exact rating of the project on the schedule, except to report that th" e banning firm represenatives said he river road work is near the op in priority. Attending the session at the State Division of Highways at French Village, in addition to Day were Paul A. Lenz, director of Al:on public works, and Alton W. May, chairman of the newly-created Southwestern Planning Commission. The extended study of the Chicago firm is aimed at handling the long-range needs for regulating the traffic flow in and through the city and its environs. Far Down on List The controversial Market street route..relocation for U.S. Rte. 67 through the city, as recommended some months ago by the city council, is included in the plan but it is far down the construction list schedule, Day said. R appeared to him, he added, that it may be 15 years before the- plan is activated. Another project for which the plan makes provision is the widening of College Avenue east from Washington Avenue with reconstruction of the underpass at the GM&O Railroad near Rodgers Avenue. With this project, Day said, there is a plan to extend Milton Road to a connection with North Rodgers and College Avenue for which a grade crossing over the GM&O might be provided south of College Avenue. The connection thus would skirt to the east of South Rodgers. The proposed extension of Union Street east and south for an eventual connection, through East End Place, to the Berm highway is retained in the plan, Day said. Day said that on behalf of the city he urged early implementation of the plans for College (Route 140) and the GM&O by- bypass structure and that this includes a 1-way traffic loop to relieve traffic congestion in Upper Alton business district. The 1-way loop, he explained, would call for improvement of the four congested Upper Alton intersections at Washington and College, Brown and Washington, Main and College, and Main and Brown. Includes Crosstown The Lochner plan also includes a crosstown route to improve a connection from College to State Street which might mean an extension westward of State Route 140 which now turns south on Washington. Day said he has been asked to arrange an initial public hearing after the Lochner plan has been further prepared for formal presentation. No date has been set for the hearing which may be as early as late October, but he is to be given two weeks so as to arrange for a suitable meeting place. After the first public hearing, scheduled within six weeks, the Lochner outline will be subject of study by the city plan commis sion and the city council, said Day, and later there will be a final public hearing. The conference yesterday afternoon was attended by E. R. Ails, assistant to District Engineer Krause; George H. Shanahan, assistant chief highway engineer; Ralph Bartelsmeyer, a vice- president of the Lochner Co.; a representative of the federal pub* lie roads bureau, an engineer representing Southern Illinois University and Richard Beebe of the Lochner firm who made the presentation.
What members have found on this page
Get access to Newspapers.com
- The largest online newspaper archive
- 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
- Millions of additional pages added every month