Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 9, 1963 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version
September 9, 1963

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 1

Publication:
Location:
Alton, Illinois
Issue Date:
Monday, September 9, 1963
Page:
Page 1
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 1 article text (OCR)

Inside: EDITORIAL .... PAGE 4 OBITUARY PAGE 9 FAMILY PAGE 10 SPORTS PAGE 14 £, L A S £l£|k 1 > •'•'••' PAGE 17 MARKETS ...... PA«E 17 TELEVISION .... PAGE 20 EVENING TELI Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years SUNNY TUESDAY: Low 60, High 85 (Complete Weather, Page 5) Established January 15, 1836. 20 PAGES ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1963 Vol. CXXVIII, No. 201 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. Tells Why He Opposes Fare Hike The interests of Madison County bus riders was the primary reason prompting his urging that the Board of Supervisors oppose Bi State Transit Agency's pro posed increase in bus fares, a Collinsville supervisor said today. Bi-State has proposed a blanket fare of 25 cents per ride throughout the area, effective Oct. 1. Resolutions opposing the proposed rate increase and protest' ing Bi-State's removal from Interstate Commerce Commission authority will be introduced at the board meeting Tuesday. Prepared by the board's judiciary committee, the resolutions are the result of a motion- by Col linsville Township Assistant Supervisor Jerome Klein at the last board meeting that the board inquire into the proposed rate increase. Klein said that though the city of Collinsville has not formed an official protest to the fares, he believes it will soon. "However, county bus riders are transported on Bi-State lines,' Klein said, "and I brought up m> motion for that reason." Communities surrounding C o 1 linsville, particularly Belleville, have protested the fares, Klein pointed out, for the same reason he introduced his motion to op pose them. He explained that stu dents of Collinsville High School have been paying 10 cents to ride from the school downtown and vice versa. The $2 weekly pass proposed for students is objected to, Klein said, for the same reason Alton opposes the measure. This is that a pass restricted by the week will not be used on a holiday and the student will be paying for rides he does not receive. The resolution to be introduced asking for board concurrence in opposing a bill pending in Congress which would remove Bi- State from control of the ICC, was sparked by the proposed fare increase, Klein said. These fare increases, he pointed out, are as much as 100 per cent. "My main reason in keeping Bi- State under ICC control," he said, "is so they will have to show where they actually need such fare increases." Leading the opposition to t h e fare increase has been Belle ville Mayor Charles E. Nichols, who pointed out that senior citizens and school students will be hardest hit. His efforts have been backed by the Belleville Chamber of Commerce, the St. Clair County Board of Supervisors and representatives of public and parochial schools. LONELY WALK A lone picket walks his post in front of the Alton Water Co.'s pumping station on McAdams Highway as members of Local 218 of the Hod Car- riers and Laborers union today. Other pickets are in a car. went on strike sitting nearby DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 65". high 70°. low 68°. River stage below dam at 8 a.m. 3.3. Pool 23.3. Precipitation 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. None. Picketing Won't Cut Area Water Service Continued Segregation Is Ordered by Wallace Alton area water service will not be impaired by the strike this morning of 10 members of Alton Laborers' Local employed at Alton Water Co. plant, a company spokesman said. Pickets, members of Local 218 of the Hod Carriers and Laborers Union, showed up at the Al- ton Water Co.'s pumping station at 7 a.m. today. Members of the Operating Engineers Local 41, who work inside the pumping station, crossed the picket line and will continue to do so for the time being. Signed Contract The engineers recently signed Distance Dialing Gets Big Workout Long distance telephone calls in the Alton area more than doubled Sunday as residents tested out the new direct distance dialing system which went into operation at.2 a.m. that day. The switch-over was' accom-lshe could ask questions as wei lished without incident, as far as iwent along." the electronics system was concerned, but the human element was another thing. On an average Sunday, 600 calls for help in reaching long distance numbers are received at the local office, but there were 3,875 on Sunday, Robert Hosier, local manager, said. In face of thousands of calls for help, the company knew the system was working according to plan, because hundreds of people called "to tell us it works," Mrs. R. Mary Taylor, chief operator, said. In addition, Mrs. Taylor said, "We received many a tale of woe." One woman, she said, called the office and "wanted us to read her the instruction book so 750 Schoolboys Arrested By Vietnamese Troops SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) — Club-swinging troops today rushed into a high school and arrested 750 jeering schoolboys who defied President Ngo Dinh Diem's government by barricading their school and going on strike. The military governor of Saigon warned pupils and their parents stern measures will be taken to quell the unrest. In a communique, Brig. Gen. Ton That Dinh said male demonstrators over 20 years of age would be drafted into the army and students of both sexes under 20 would be sent to special "reeducation centers." He warned parents they would be held responsible for their children's activities and would have to pay for the expense of keeping their children in the centers. Pupils who are guilty of repeatedly demonstrating may be tried by a military court, the commu- nique said. Military courts are empowered to impose death sentences. The latest demonstration broke out at the huge Chu Van An boys' high school. It was similar to strikes in several other Saigon boys and girls high schools Saturday. Government forces, however, were rougher today. They dragged the pupils into trucks and carted them off to jail. The military governor blamed the uprising on the Communist Viet Cong guerrillas. Another customer — the first to call after the 2 a.m. switch- a four-year contract calling for pay hikes of 10 cents for the first year, nine cents the second, and eight cents the third and fourth years. John Shortal, business representative of laborers' Local 218 said members of the union voted to picket the water Co. starting today. Shortal said, "After two months of negotiating, including sessions with a federal mediator present, the company has refused to remedy what the union considers a discriminatory practice, refusing i to furnish work clothing." "All other maintenance men including meter readers, operators, and firemen are furnished clothes by the company through laundry service. J. W. Lawrence, manager of Alton Water Co., said today, "To furnish work clothes would estab- over deadline — wanted it| straight from the feed box, Mrs. Taylor said. "At 2:01 a.m. he called to ask if it was all right for him to go ahead and dial a long distance number." In addition to those who called the telephone company to say the new system really works, thousands dialed direct calls to distant points because of the novelty of the thing, Hosier said. There were 12,800 long distance calls made on Sunday, Hosier said, in contrast to the 5,700 calls normally made on that day. Some of these were person-to- person and simply had to be made through an operator, but most of them were by phone users who wanted a whirl at making a direct long distance call. The "information" operators, on a normal Sunday, receive 2,300 calls. They received Sunday, Hosier said. 4,300 India Plans to Go Ahead with New Plant NEW DELHI (AP)—India "will certainly go ahead" and build the Bokaro steel plant without U.S. help, Prime Minister Nehru says. Obtaining equipment for the plant "will presumably require credits," he added. "We will try to get them where we can." TODAY'S CHUCKLF Advice on how to keep your youth — don't introduce him to anybody. (© 1963, General Features Corp.) lish a precedent." Shortal charged the company with rejecting a request for an adjustment in the vacation schedule. He said the local previously had dropped several other requests, to clear the way for the vacation question. Shortal also pointed out wages have been under negotiation, with the laborers asking for a 10-cent an hour increase, retroactive to Aug. 19, 1963, and for an additional 10 cents an hour on each of the two following years. "These requests have been turned down by the company des- Perica to Back Long Bar Hours EDWARDSVILLE — An Alton Assistant Supervisor, Pete Perica Sr., has indicated he will introduce the resolution to wrtend county tavern closing hours at Tuesday's county board meeting, the Telegraph was told today. Originally presented unsigned to the county clerk last Thursday by an attorney representing a group of tavern operators, the resolution as placed on the county board's agenda for tomorrow I calls for extension of closing hours for unincorporated area taverns -by one hour — until 2 a.m. during the week and 3 a.m. on Sunday. County Clerk Eulalia Hotz said today Perica signed the resolution Saturday, while here on a board committee meeting, and told her he intends to submit the closing hour - extension measure before the county board Tuesday morning. Another Alton assistant supervisor reportedly was to have introduced the resolution, but backed out and Perica then signed the measure as its sponsor in the county board meeting, the Telegraph was informed. Ministerial groups in the county have announced they will oppose any change in tavern closing hours. The board of supervisor's liquor license committee has turned thumbs - down on recommending any change in closing hours. ..EejJica,jwas -elected as assistan' supervisor of Alton township lasl April. He is a former member oi the county board, having served by appointment, to fill a vacancy, from April 1959 to April 1961. A former Alton alderman, he represented the old 5th ward, serving for three terms in city council. Perica, 57, is a foreman at Owens-Illinois Glass Co., and resides at 325 McClure Ave. He has lived in Alton since 1916. pite the fact was recently that the company granted a 23 per cent increase in rates," Shortal stated. Lawrence said the company has offered the laborers 10 cents the first year, 9 cents the second, and the third year with no clothing and no four-week vacation after 15 years. Get $3.06 Hour The laborers at present are paid $3.06 an hour. Lawrence feels the strike will have no effect on water service to customers, other than some new service may have some trouble, but the laborers have been requested not to interfere with emergency work, where pub lie health may be impaired. At the pumping plant, there are 16 members of the operating engineers employed along with two supervisors, plus three meter readers. Shortal said the 'federal mediator has called for a meeting for 2 p.m. today in the water company's office'. Hit Over Head With a Poker? Shot, He Says Sheriff's deputies today sought to determine whether an Alton man was shot in the head or poked with a stove poker. The Altonian, Marion Bausily, 917 Rock St., is a patient at St. Joseph's Hospital, where he told an attendant he had been shot. Roosevelt Smart, 24, of 800 Schwarz St., Edwardsville, who was picked up at an Edwardsville parking lot by sheriif's deputies, and is being held for questioning, said he had bashed Bausily on the head with a stove poker. He had the poker in hand when taken in custody. Smart said that he and Bausily, with Bausily's wife and several other persons were at an Edwardsville home when a disagreement broke out. Bausily Smart told sheriff's deputies, seized a poker and struck him on the head. Smart said he then wrested the poker from Bausily and retaliated. At Wood River Township Hospital, where Smart was taken for treatment before being lodged in the county jail, five stitches were required to close a head wound. Burglary Suspect Elusive Billy Baze Is Nabbed By L. ALLEN KLOI'E Telegraph Staff Writer Burglary suspect Billy Baze, 33, who has eluded police searchers for more than a month, was apprehended early this morning in a home in Meadowbrook. A tip to Madison County Sheriff's office Sunday morning parted a search In the Meadowbrook- Bethalto area by some 50 state, county, and auxiliary police units for Baze who is suspected of burglarizing the Cummings Grocery in Jerseyville Aug. 8 and stealing a truck'near Greenfield AUK 21. Part of the search was conducted by air and horseback. Police made three trips to the Meadowbrook home before they nabbed the elusive Baze. On one of the trips they spotted him in a cur on Rte. 140, but he left the auto and ran into the woods. It was at this point that the intensified air and ground search took place. The manhunt was the second within a month in which Baze had been the quarry. Near Greenfield Aug. 21 he jumped from a stolen truck and took off into a field and police had never been able to find him in a two day search. The sheriff's office received a first tip at 10:35 a.m. Sunday which said Baze was holing up in the Meadowbrook home. Deputies were dispatched to the house, but failed to find him. At 11:05 a.m. the sheriff's of- fice received a call from Alton Police, who stated they had received information from an unidentified person saying Baze was still at the home in Meadowbrook. The deputies were on their way back to the home when they spotted Baze in a car on Rte. 140 east of Meadowbrook. Baze stopped his auto and ran into a nearby wooded area. Deputies radioed for assistance and state police were called as well as auxiliary police units from nearby towns. A state police airplane was sent to the scene and another aircraft was also reported to be searching the area. Besides the numerous men on foot there were two or three police officials on horse • back searching the square - mile wooded area for the elusive Baze. The six - hour search was called off at 5:30 p.m. since police couldn't find any trace of Baze. The sheriff's office received a call about 12:45 a.m. this morning from an unidentified person who said Baze had returned to the home in Meadowbrook and probably would spend the night there. Deputies were dispatched to the house and Baze was found hiding in a closet. Deputy Melvin Boss, leading the search, took Baze into custody and placed the burglary suspect in the county jail. At noon today the Jerseyville Police were oh their way to Edwardsville to transfer Baze to the Jerseyville jail. FOR WHITES ONLY With Alabama State Troopers block- away from school. Hobdy is reading ing the niain entrance to Murphy High School, Negro students, arms loaded his copy of an executive order from Governor Wallace barring Negroes with school books, Dorothy Bridget from attending classes. (AP Wire- Davis, 16, and Henry Hobdy, 17, turn photo) Test Ban Pact Gets Dirksen's Support WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Everett Dirksen of Illinois, the Senate Republican leader, said today he will vote for ratification of the limited nuclear test ban treaty. He also said President Kennedy plans to issue a statement that "might dispel] and resolve some of the apprehensions and misgivings" concerning the treaty. Dirksen told newsmen that his support of the treaty "has probably been envisioned" from his previous statements, but this was the first time that he had said 'latly that he would vote for ratification. Confident "I'll support the treaty," he said, adding that he felt that it would be ratified. Dirksen annouunced his support after talking with President Kennedy at the White House. He was accompanied there by the Democratic Senate leader, Mike Mansfield of Montana. Dirksen said the president will send a letter to Mansfield, proba- aly Wednesday, which will be "one of clarification and assurance," Mansfield said he thought such a letter would prove helpful in gaining voles for ratification. The President is trying to build up bipartisan support for the treaty. The two senators said Mansfield concurred with the idea of a pres ! dential letter. While he was not specific as to the nature of the letter, Dirksen indicated it probably will stress that the treaty does not hamstring U.S. nuclear progress, possibly including developing an antimissile missile. The treaty itself is limited. It bans nuclear tests underwater, in the atmosphere and in space. It would not, however, prevent continued U.S. development in underground tests and in space. Mansfield, like Dirksen, predicted ratification of the treaty. He said he would be satisfied with a required two thirds voe and "something extra for insurance." Letter Later before television and newsreel cameras, Dirksen said Kennedy's letter would cover points already explored at length by administration witnesses in testimony to Senate committees. However, Dirksen said, "that's not quite like" Kennedy speaking directly to the Senate through a. letter President Kennedy has been trying to build up bipartisan support for the treaty. Although the administration is confident of ratification, several senators have announced their opposition and the President is taking no chances. His meeting at the White House in late morning with Democrat Mike Mansfield and Republican Everett M. Dirksen may result in some bipartisan statement of reassurance to he country that the treaty would not endanger U.S. security. Endorsement Two other powerful senators the top Democrat and the senior You Can Get a Good Look at Echo Satellite Echo, the communications balloon-satellite placed in Orbit Aug. 12, 1960, is again in a favorable position for area viewing. Andrew Hogue, an amateur astronomer, said Echo — the only artificial satellite visible to the naked eye — has been in t h e earth's shadow in this locality for some time. Either that, he said, or it went over in the daytime and couldn't be seen. The satellite, he added, still appears as bright as the first magnitude star Vega located high in the dome of the sky. Hogue calculated the crossings for three days of this week. All crossings will be from the southwest to the northeast. Republican on the Foreign Rela White Students Admitted BIRMINGHAM. Ala. (AP) — State troopers sent into action by Gov. George Wallace barred Negroes today from public schools at Birmingham, Mobile and Tuskegee which the federal courts had ordered desegregated. But Alabama's color barriers in public education at the elementary school level fell for the first time when two first grade pupils were admitted at Huntsville. The integration of four Huntsville schools svas completed when another first grader and a junior high school pupil entered. A white woman broke into sobs at one school. Still unsolved was the puzzle of Wallace's stand for segregation in three cities while permitting integration in a fourth. In a series of predawn executive orders, Wallace had directed that segregation be maintained at Birmingham, Mobile and Tuskegee. He was silent about Huntsville. He alerted National Guard units at Birmingham "just in case they are needed." Maintain Bar Troopers in the three cities where segregation was maintained —at least for the time being — read copies of the Wallace orders to the young Negroes when they arrived for classes. The first rejections -were at Mobile. A boy and a girl who had registered at a high school last "It is this prospect tions Committee, open the Senate debate with their endorsement ol the ban on all but underground atomic blasts. "The simple compelling fact of the times," Chairman J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., said in his prepared remarks, "is that no nation would be likely to survive as an organized society in a nuclear war. . that makes it essential for us to break out of the fatal cycle of fear and armaments and greater fear and finally war. "The nuclear test - ban treaty will not break the cycle. It is far too modest an effort to have more than a marginal effect on the conflict between the Communist and free worlds. "But if it is faithfully observed, this treaty can in some small measure mitigate the fears and suspicions of the cold war and perhaps in time lead to further measures of limited accommodation." Approved Expected After Fulbright speaks, Sen. Bourke B. Hickenlooper of Iowa, ranking Republican on the committee and chairman of the Senale Republican policy committee, The schedule is as follows: I is expected to follow with an en- Monday (today); first crossing at 8:27 p.m., second at 10:31 p.m. Tuesday: 9:26 p.m. and 11:30 dorsement of the treaty. The Foreign Relations Committee held extensive hearings on the i pact and then recommended ratifWednesduy: 8:21 p.m. and 10:25!ication, 16-1. The lone dissenter p.m p.m. week were turned, away. Their lawyers immediately filed a restraining order motion against Wallace in federal court. At Birmingham, white pupils leaned out of school windows to shout, "Nigger go home," when a state police official told a 16- year-old hpy there would be no school for him today. The boy was turned away from Ramsay High. Thirteen Negro pupils arrived on a segregated school bus driven by a Negro a few minutes after white pupils had entered the bu'lding at Tuskegee. They never left the bus. A patrolman stepped forward and informed them of the Wallace order. He then passed out mimeographed copies. A state trooper was in the bus with the Negroes when it departed. Ordered to Leave Two Negro girls who approached West End High School in Birmingham were met by Col. Al Lingo, state patrol chief. Two Negro lawyers were with the girls. "You will not be allowed to enter; leave the campus," Lingo told the group several times. Attorney Ernest Jackson inquired: "Do I understand you are telling me to leave?" "I'm telling you to leave immediately," Lingo said. The group left to the jeers of more white children leaning from windows. Joe Dolan, U.S. attorney assistant deputy general, watched encounters at Birmingham. Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La. VICTIM IN STREET Herman Moore, 55, of (>17 Belle St., by Sharon Armstead, 1025 Gross St. lies in street Saturday, 0:10 p.m., after He was admitted to St. Joseph's Hosul- being knocked down when he stepped tal for treatment of injuries. His oondi- from curb at 7th and Belle Streets in tion was listed as satisfactory. Alton and into the path of a cur driven

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page