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PAGE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 11, 1963 Until FORECAST thuf nitty Show tew T*mp«f ofur«i *'- Cojuvlt FAIR TO PARTLY CLOUDY A few showers are expected Wednesday night along north Pacific roast and in the upper Mississippi valley and Lakes region while thunderstorms are due in Ohio and Tennessee valleys. Cooler weather is slated for northern tier of states iroin the Rockies to the upper Lukes region. (AP Win-photo Map) Says Wood River Township Is Tidy Wea I he rForecast ' Alton and vicinity: Fair to j partly cloudy and not much tern- Fine $500 In Gambling Raid Case EDWAKDSVILLK — Walter P. Ramsey. 55, of Wood River was ssessed a fine of $500 and $9, costs and given a 1-year suspended jail sentence today on a gambling charge in connection with a police raid July 9 at Mac's News Stand in the 2300 block of East Broadway in Alton. A second man, Aubrey O. Ful- Ikerson, 38. of Wood River, one of I three listed in the state complaint on gambling, was found not guilty in a hearing this morning before Justice of the Peace Earl Vuagniaux. Barnard Allen Fahrig, 4t>, of Alton earlier pleaded guilty to a gambling charge and was fined $500 and given a one-year suspended jail sentence by Justice Vuagniaux. Alton Police Capt. William H. Peterson testified that he led the raid on the place following in- On Central Ave, Job Council Gets R&R Is Low Bidder vLulT' perature change tonight andj vestigation of activities at the John Myers Returning To Illinois BIG SPRING. Tex. (API-John Edwin Myers, 35, started for Illinois in custody of Sheriff Maurice Joseph of St. Clair County today to stand trial for the fatal shooting of a Belleville man and his daughter. He previously was sentenced to death in Texas for the murder of an Iowa man who was hitchhiking to California, but the sentence was overruled and a new trial ordered. Myers is charged in Illinois with murdering George Ballard. 47, and Ballard's daughter. Carole, 11. Myers signed an extradition waiver to Illinois. Sheriff Joseph and his chief investigator, Joseph Rodriguez, called at the Howard County jail early today and left with Myers in handcuffs at 5:30 a.m. Myers and a 13-year-old girl i Wood River Township already i lias tidied up its house, beating jthe grand jmy to the punch Township Supervisor Clyde Don- liam indicated to the Telegraph today. All the recommendations made by the Madison County Grand Jury in its report Monday regarding the business affairs o f Wood River Township have been complied with, Donham said. The Grand Jury had recommended that the township follow suggestions made in a recent four-year audit of the township's books by the R. C. Scheffel & Co. accounting firm. Among the Scheffel firms rec- Thursday. Low tonight mid upper 60s. High Thursday to 85. to ommendations were: the town clerk make out warrants for friend, Donna Marie Stone, were arrested near Midland, Tex., in September 1961, after a crime spree which resulted in four slayings. Donna Marie lived in Edwardsville belore she took oil with Myers. Myers was to have gone on trial again Monday at Tahoka, Tex. in the shooting death of Arthui Lee DeKraai, 35, of Ottuvnwa Iowa. In his first trial at Rusk Tex., Myers was convicted anc given the death penalty. He won a new trial on an appeal and the case was transferred to Tahoka DeKraai's body was found neai Big Spring. Myers and the girl admitted picking DeKraai up near Fort Worth and shooing him as they drove westward. Myers and the girl also weie charged with slaying Miss Mar garet Wenicker, 39, a St. Louis Mo., department store employe near Belleville. The couple admitted the slayings were for money, and saic they obtained only ?16 from tiieii four victims. Illinois officials indicated Myers probably will go to trial Sept. 30 In Belleville in the death of, Carole Ballard. The Stone girl previously pleaded guilty at Belleville to the Illinois slayings, and is now in an Illinois girls' reformatory- Godfrey to Get Land For Sewer EDWARDSVILLE — Hie final legal obstacle barring completion of the lagoon-type sewage disposal system in Godfrey Township was quietly eliminated Tuesday in Circuit Court. Under a stipulation made in open court before Circuit Judge Joseph J. Barr by opposing counsel, judgment is to be entered for a perpetual easement against Claude A. and Amelia L. Lewis of Godfrey for right-of-way sought by Godfrey Township utility board in Its amended complaint to an- original suit brought in Circuit Court to acquire property and easements needed for the sewage disposal system. Terms of the stipulation specify that the Lewises, last of a group ol defendants in the original condemnation suit, are to receive 51,000 as damages from the utility board. The Lewises also are to receive an allowance of $250 as reasonable attorney fees in the final stages ol the litigation. Request by the residual defendants in the case for all other costs in the litigation was denier by the court. bills and that the supervisor sign the checks used in paying the bills. He said this is now being done. Donham said he is bonded and is the only one who can sign township checks. He also said that the Wood River First National Bank and :he East Alton State Bank, where :ownship funds are kept, have already agreed to photostat or microfilm copies of all checks drawn on township accounts thus providing a permanent record. "The Board of auditors for the ownship have also agreed not to authorize the expenditure of any unds unless such expenditures are fully supported by proper invoices certified by persons or firms with whom the township engages in financial transactions. Donham following his election in April called for an audit of township books which subsequently led to the eight indictments returned by the grand jury Monday against former township clerk Ronald K. Rodgers for alleged conversion of more than $3,700 in township funds. Archbishop Thuc Leaves Rome bv «/ Plane for U.S. ROME (AP) — Archbishop Pierre Martin Ngo Dinh Thuc, brother of President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Viet Nam. abruptly left Rome today and said the Vatican had ordered him to stop talking about the situation in his country. The archbishop left on a plane bound for New York 24 hours after cancellation of an audience with Pope Paul VI. The Vatican is reported troubled by the recent crackdown on Buddhists by the Diem government. Before boarding liis flight he told newsmen: "1 am not allowed to make any declarations owing to the veto imposed upon me by the Holy See. "I have been told, in effect, 'basla' t enough> because my position doesn't allow me to express myself, especially in u foreign country. To be able to speak out it would be necessary for me to huvc in hand a permit from tin Vatican secretariate of state. Only in my own diocese may I speak." The archbishop, center of controversy since he arrived from Saigon five days ago, had said earlier lie had no intention of leaving Rome this month. He said he would stay for the resumption of the Vatican Ecumenical Council Sept. *). Almost from (he moment of hi.s arrival in Home, reports cropped Extended Forecast Southern Illinois—Temperatures will average near to slightly below the seasonal normals for the next five days. Cool temperatures are likely early in the period, with a warming trend through the weekend. The normal high is in the upper 70s and the lower 80s, the normal low in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Precipitation will average .1-.5 inch in showers and thundershowers over the weekend. NEW HOURSl ECTiVfc OCT. 1 § AM, to 8 P.M. 9 A.M.-3 I'.M. 0 P.M.-7180 [CELLO PLAZA T U.S.-Red Chinese Open Talks WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The 119th U.S.-Red Chinese ambassadorial meeting began today in an unusual atmosphere of clicking .cameras, floodlights and security guards. Ambassadors John Moors Cabot and Wang Ping-nan had the start of their face-to-face meeting in Warsaw's Mysliwiecki Palace filmed by a local television crew at the recfuesl of Western news media. Newsmen, lor probably the first time since the talks began in Geneva in 1955, were allowed into the meeting room to actually witness a brief exc bassadors. Cabot and Wang stood behind polished tables 10 feet apart, each flanked by three aides. They exchanged curt smiles and half bows. Cabot then asked Wang to con firm that it was all right for the scene to be filmed. The Chinese envoy did so with a nod and smile. Outsiders left the room before the two ambassadors opened their rmmila folders of instructions for the talk, details of which, by agreement, almost never are made public. Cabot generally was thought to be probing for information to help the West measure the Soviet- Chinese split and know what to expect next in such Red China- influenced areas as Laos and Viet Nam. Wang in the past is understood to have merely repeated many of the charges of Peking Radio. The ambassadorial-level talks began eight years ago with a U.S. effort to gain return of American citizens detained on the Chinese mainland. They promise to attract increasing interest as Communist China isolates itself from the rest of the world, including its former Red allies. Today's unusual turnout of news and cameramen was apparently what prompted Polish authorities to send uniformed police and se curity agents lo the meeting place. Such individuals are not ordinarily seen at the Chinese American lalks. Castro Given Soviet i Made Automobile ! MIAMI, Flu. (API — A Soviet-j made aulomobile, gift of Premier Nlkita Khrushchev, has been pre- news stand. Patrolman Rudy Sowders, in plainclothes and Cpl. Raymond Parton, in uniform, entered the place behind Capt. Petersen. Patrolman Sowders said he answered a telephone four times from callers, three who placed bels on horse races. One call came from a man who identified himself as "Gus" and asked for Walter, Sowders told the court. Cpl. Parton, on a pay extension phone, listened to the conversation between Patrolman Sowders and prospective bettors, the officers said. The establishment, in the 2300 block of E. Broadway was under surveillance f9r sometime by police who obtained search warrants from Justice Vuagniaux in Edwardsville before they entered the news stand. Police kept their moves secret. Petersen reported for work on the morning of the day of the raid in uniform and later changed into civilian clothes. Confiscated Tabs The raiding policemen confiscated betting tabs and racing forms, poker chips and cards. One betting tab, entered as evidence at today's court hearing, contained the figures: "8-Det.- Bill's Wish:" On examination by Assistant State's Attorney Merle Bassett, Capl. Petersen showed figures in a racing sheet identical to the writing on the betting tab. Testimony showed that the figure "8" was the eighth race, Del. was a Delroil track and "Bill's Wish" was a favorite horse at the track. Called as a witness, the newsstand Proprietor, Barney Fahrig, testified he was engaged in a bookmaking operation but insisted he was in the business alone. "Did you accept every bet yourself?" Bassett questioned. "There are a lot of things I didn't write down," he answered. "Who did take them then," Bassett inquired. Did they ever call for Walter Ramsey?" "Yes, Fahrig replied. "But I don't know whether he ever took any bets. Occasionally he wrote something down, bul I don'l know what," he said. Answers 'No' The assistant state's attorney exhibited small slips of paper used as betting tabs. "Is this your handwriting?" he asked the news stand proprietor. "No" he answered. "Then whose handwriting is it if it's not yours" Bassett questioned. "Probably customers," Fahrig replied. He said 30 per cenl of hi.s belting operation was inside the news stand building. East Alton Attorney F. Edward Todd, who represented the defendants, argued lhal no evidence was introduced at the hearing to prove that the defendants themselves received any bets on the day of the raid. up attributing political motives to [sen ted to Fidel Castro, Havana the archbishop's visit. 1 radio KII.VK. OR. FRED BROWN Heat DR, FRED BROWN Evangelist HOWARD SKINNER Soloist, Organist SEPT, 11 Thru 15 Nightly at 7 p.m. Sundays—10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nursery Provided BROWN STREET BAPTIST CHURCH 3125 Brown St., Alton /S t/tef/mefo Investigate Millers' Mutual AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE More Protection at a Lower Cost No Membership Feo Robert E. Muehkman Office 405-5554 After 5 pjn. 402-1887 MILLERS' MUTUAL Of H.MNOI* SURANCK AUTO • HOMI BUilNESS R&R Construction Co. of Alton was low bidder at $23,364.25 when proposals were received today for the cemont concrete pavement on Central avenue between E 4th and E. Braodway. Following the opening of bids at 10 a.m. Public Works Tirector Paul Lcnz suid that lie would recommend to the city council tonight award of a contract to the low bidder. Only two bids were received. The other proposol was by Alton & Co. of Springfield, in which Ray Zimmerman of Alton is a partner. It bid at $25,239.65. The city council has appropriated $30,000 of motor fuel tax funds for the paving job, and any award by the council is subject of approval by the division of highways. Estimated cost of the projecl under specifications as approved by the Division of Highways is $20,871.20. The low bid by R&R is $2,493 over the estimated cost. Field Engineer J. C Taylor who represented the District 8 office of the Highway department at the bid opening, said thai because Ihe low bid is more than 10 per ^ent over the cost estimate, an award by the council will have to be referred to the Springfield headquarters for approval. It is expected that the city will make a special appeal to the state highway department to expedite approval so that the project may be completed this fall. The low bidder proposes to complete the block-long project in 30 working days alter contract date. The new pavement is to replace the old brick pavement disrupted by a blowout of the Central sewer last May 16 since which time Central avenue between 4th and Broadway has been closed to vehicle traffic. Plans call for an 8-inch, reinforced slab, for a pavement .42 feet wide. The job includes new concrete curb to replace stone curb. 3-Year-Old Survives 50-Foot Fall in Pipe NANCY, France (AP) — A 3- year-old boy became a human piston Tuesday in a fall down a 50-foot pipe. He broke an ankle but the compressed air saved him from more serious injury. Police said Jean Knochel stepped into an opening of a pipe 11 inches in diameter that houses an elevator counterweight. It took firemen two hours to free him. He'll Remember This Birthday EDWARDSVILLE —County Judge and Mrs. Michael Kinney of 1220 Rock Spring Terrace, Alton, won't have any trouble remembering the birthday anniversary of their first grandchild. A seven-pound and nine- ounce baby girl was born shortly after 8 a.m. today to their daughter and son-in- law, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Maher of Alton, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton. The Kinneys' first grandchild was born on Judge Kinney's 54th birthday. Mrs. Maher is the former Maureen Kinney. "Now that's what I call a real birthday present, our first grandchild," Judge Kinney said. The choice of the site of the old j TraveLodge Motel in the 700 block, site was selected by Luer Packing Plant site is prov- of E. Broadway. ! " f th " " 1 " 10 ' ™ n <'"™ f ing to be somewhat of a problem i for the SIGN'S READY The sleepy bear atop the TraveLodge ing on the site of the old Luer Packing Motel sign points toward the scene of Plant. The sign is ready but the con- construction as pilings are being sunk tractors ran into trouble—specifically in order to construct the 65-unit build- a base of gumbo. Gumbo Is Proving Problem For TraveLodse Motel Included among four new ordinances to be introduced in Alton city council at its meeting tonight is one to vacate W. 8th street, mid connecting alleys, between Piasa and Belle, in furtherance of the project for a new post of fice. Preparation of the ordinance was ordered by the council at its meeting two weeks ago at which it set $20,000 as the compensation to be asked by the city for UIP street vacation. The site proposed for the new jxist office is the tract occupied by the former plant of Union Electric Co. By the proposed vacation, the street area under lease to the company would revert to to Union Electric which, in turn, would then be able to convey it for the [MIS! office location. A second ordinance provides for j sale of the W. 4th street meter- d city parking lot. A third sets a :iO-mile speed limit on Seminary road, north of the beltline, as fur as the city limits. It also would set a traffic stop for northbound traffic on Main slreet at Powhnt- tan, and traffic stops on Mather street at Kohler. The fourth ordinance would amend the rules governing holidays, leaves of absence, and vacations of city employes. A resolution to be acted on to night would authorize an agreement with Alton Box Board Co. by \vhicli the city obtains a token fee of $1 right-of-way needed for the southside interceptor. The agreement comes up at the same council session at which contracts for the southside interceptor system are slated for award. Mayor P. W. Day said today that the Box Board easement for the interceptor is the next to the ast one required. Negotiations for in progress, he a member |of the motel concern on the basis™ Vemniniii" one "are still Ed Martin, construction Super-!that the ground held a big pack-: construction of a 65-unit | intendent for Travelodge, said the j ing plant it certainly could holdi . ..j a mo t e ] but that idea vanished) ! when it was learned the ground jwas composed of — gumbo. ! Gumbo is a sand and clay i mixture that will not support foundations, properly. Martin said, "It was later Sager Trial Is Set Sept. 18 In Justice of Peace Court A trial on a charge of obscenity filed against Fred Sager, Alton pharmacist, last Jan. 18, has been Gulf Oil Co. To Purchase Spencer Firm set for Sept. 18 before Justice of the Peace William Hubbard of Wood River. i The charge was filed against |Sager by Alton police following a jraid on the clubhouse of the Wa tertower Dad's Club, 1235 State St., Jan. 17, where allegedly lewed 'movies were being shown. learned the packing plant was built with a floating foundation. A foundation is so big, it is hard to shift around in the gumbo. Martin said the motel's foundations are being put on piles. A total of 68 piles composed of concrete 24 inches in diameter are now being sunk from depths vary- Box Board Strike Ends At Godfrey The union and the company reached an agreement Tuesday afternoon in the 42-day old strike at th Godfrey plant of the Alton ! Sager was in St. Louis at the | ing from 16 to 28 feet deep, time of the raid. Box Board Co. The company said striking members of Local 409 of the Printing Specialty and Paper products un,„, „. , . _ .... „ . „. iion will meet at 5 p.m. todav at The Wabash Online Co. of St.;.. „ ... ,• . . • , „,.,.,,, , .... . • ., :'he Godfrey f in-house to consider Police filed the charge against j Louis is at present in the process • . ., • Sager as president of the club j of drilling. ! \ ^ spokesman said toe though Sager said his term ofj The orjginal targe , date {or the | two ^^ ment on office expired several days before iopening , of , he motd was Nwem .j a ( , ontra( . ( whj( , h (he (lnjon CQm . which Gulf Oil would purchase the movies were snown - iber. but the schedule has b e e n; mittp{ , af)vised the company it Spencer. ! Su ger subsequently filed a suit;moved to the middle of January. j wi j| ,- ccom mend to the members A Spencer spokesman said man-i in Ci ^' uit Court set-king quick j Martin sajd .. Onrp al , of the (at the meeting today, agements of the two firms reached l f ial „ so as to ol)tain vim ' ica '|footings are in. the construction! The agreement svas reached in KANSAS CITY (AP)-The Gulf; Oil Corp. and Spencer Chemical Co., of Kansas City announced Tuesday an agreement under an agreement, subject to approval by the boards of directors of the two firms, under which Gulf would buy all common stock of Spencer at $41 per share. As of June 30, there were 3,021,738 shares of Spencer commpn outstanding. The spokesman said Gulf's offer was conditioned on ability to buy at least 80 per cent of the common shares. More lhan 400,000 shares of Spencer owned by Mrs. Kenneth A. Spencer, widow of the company founder, and the estate of the founder have been commilted to the transaction. The announcement also said directors and all senior officers of Spencer have committed their shares to the transaction. lion.' lean move at a rapid pace." ithe offices of the Federal Mediat- Assislant State's Attorney Merle Martin is a veteran motel build-lor in St. Louis. Bassett said case had been continued previously and was set r next Wednesday after a demand for jury trial was made Tuesday on Sager's behalf. er this one being the eleventh he! More than 70 members of the Trave-'Printing Specialty union went on 'strike a! the Godfrey plant, mid- has constructed for Lodge firm. He has built motels from Port-;night July 3] when the two-year land. Ore. to Atlanta, Ga. 'contract expired. Adult Education Class Registration East Alton - Wood River High School And Area Technical Institute Registration on CLASS MEETING Nights September 17, 19, or 20, 1963 Classes start the week of September 33, 1963 Register for These Courses Monday, Sept. 16. 7:00 P.M. Name Hluce Cost Weeks Effective Speaking IK 6a 10.00 10 Graphic Arts IE 3 10.00 10 English Communications (Mon. & Wed.) IE 1 15.00 Ifi Technical Report Writing (Mon. & Wed.) IE 1 15.00 15 Register for These Courses Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7:00 P.M. Office Machines 104 15.00 15 Refresher Typing 103 15.00 15 Tailoring 200 5.00 10 Spanish, Conversational SC 2 15.00 15 Mathematics toi Electronics (Tuos. & Thu.) Klie 114 15.00 ,15 Welding IE! 4 20.00 15 Metal Trade.' Blueprint Reading. IE 23 10.00 10 Political Action 102 6.00 !) Oil & Water Color Painting 4 10.00 10 Register fur These Course* Thursday, Sept. 10, 7:00 P.M. Retresher Shorthand 104 15.00 15 Beginning Typing 103 15.00 15 Bookkeeping 108 15.00 15 Rapid Reading SC 4 15.00 15 Intermediate Sewing 200 5.00 10 Party Foods & Cake Decoration.. 203 10.00 10 Machinist, Theory & Practice.... IE 5 15.00 15 Adult Driver Education IE 3 35.00 8 Registei for Tills Course Friday, Sept. 20, 7:00 P.M. Clothing Construction (Beginning Sewing) 200 5.00 10 Other courses not listed may be opened by the school when a number large enough to make up a class express their need for training. We Will Mull Descriptive Folder—Phone 804-0073 Kxt. 25 is HEREBV civcn itiiTiim THIRD AND PIASA « ALTON PURVEYORS OF FINE MERCHANDISE WILL STAGE 4 COK0SSAF „.* STARTING FRIDAY -SEPTEMBER 13, 9 A.M. See THURSDAY'S "TELEGRAPH"

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