Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 13, 1963 · Page 1
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Inside: EDITORIAL PAGE 4 OBITUAtlY PAGE 8 MARKETS PAGE 8 FAMILY PAGE 10 SP01.TS PAGE 14 COMICS PAGE 16 TELEVISION PAGE 17 CLASSIFIED PAGE !« ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years SUNNY SATURDAY Low 43, High 75 (Complete Weather, Page 8) Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVIII, No. 205 ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1963 22 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. Integration Tempo OK: Kennedy By NEIL OILBRIOE WASHINGTON (AP) — Presi dent Kennedy says he thinks "we are going at about the right tem po" on racial integration and that he does not believe Ameri cans will make the "fatal mis take" of dividing politically along racial lines. He said the recent desegrega tion of schools in 150 Southern cities "is an impressive story' reflecting great credit on South erners who put respect for the law about emotion. The President gave these views Thursday in a news conference during which he also put in another strong plug for Senate rat ification of the limited nucleai test ban treaty, announced he would address the United Nations later this month, and defined U.S policy in South Viet Nam. Poll Results Asked about a Gallup poll in which 50 per cent of those replying thought he was "pushing in tegration too fast," Kennedy saic he thought the figure was accurate. But he said he considered il "rather impressing" that another 40 per cent replied that the pace was "more or less right." He said "change always disturbs, and, therefore, I was sut prised that there wasn't greatei opposition." Bringing up the school desegregation subject in an opening statement, Kennedy had high praise for "the vast majority" ol Southerners. He noted that five federal judges who signed a school desegregation order in Alabama "were all from Alabama, all grew up in Alabama, and I am sure shared the views of the majority of Ala- bamans who, I think are not for desegregation, but, nevertheless met their responsibilities under the law." He also mentioned school desegregation in South Carolina, Florida and Georgia, and said it added up to "an impressive story." Question Politically, he said "I don't know what 1964 is going to bring" but "I think a division upon racial lines would be unfortunate. "Over the long run we are going to have a mix. This will be true racially, socially, ethnically, geographically, and that is really, finally, the best svay." He said in reply to another question he is not considering a stronger executive order aimed at eliminating discrimination in housing. On other subjects: TREATY: President Kennedy's voice look on an edge when he rejected the arguments of opponents. "We can't turn our back and tell 90 nations that now signed it that the lid is ,off, the atomic age has come in all of its splendor, and that everyone now should begin to test in the atmosphere which, of course, everybody would have to do if this treaty fails." VIET NAM: "We want the war to be won, the Communists to be contained and the Americans to go home. That is our policy." ROCKEFELLER: With a big grin, and tongue obviously in cheek, Kennedy said he was prepared to accept the blame for Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller's recent withdrawal of a 1962 campaign ^ledge not to increase taxes in New York. GOLDWATER: The President also drew laughter when he said he was not yet ready to comment extensively on attacks by Sen. Barry Goldwater, a possible Republican candidate to oppose him in next year's presidential election. But Kennedy was serious in denying there were any secret commitments made to obtain the test ban treaty, as a questioner said had been hinted by Goldwater. CUBA: Kennedy rejected as "dangerous" and "incendiary" any suggestions for a military invasion of Cuba. PAKISTAN: Kennedy said he did not think Pakistan would make an alliance with Communist China in retaliation for U. S. aid to India. 12- Year-Sentence Sought for Dong-ha SEOUL (AP)—The prosecution demanded today a 12-year prison sentence for retired Lt. Gen. Kim Dong-ha, a former junta official, on charges of plotting to overthrow the government of strongman Gen. Chung Hee Park. The prosecution also asked an army court-martial to impose the same sentence on retired Brig. Gen. Park Chang-am, 40, chief prosecutor at revolutionary trials that sent hundreds to prison after the 1961 military coup. The coup ousted President Syngman Rhee and brought Park into power. SCRIMMAGE Members of the Marquette High came up swinging a moment after pic- School football team crowd around ture was taken. 84 - year - old Herman Hudspeth who Whops Athletes, Police Aged Boxer Down-But Not Out An 84-year-old former boxer went into action at 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon at Broadway and Alton Streets in Alton, smacking a policeman and several Marquette High School football players in the chops. Herman Hudsepth of 317 N. Lafayette St., Jerseyville, according to a witness, stepped off a curb at the intersection, fell and hit his head on the curb. Several Marquette football players on their way to practice at Riverfront Park stopped to assist the old man. That was their mistake. Rather than accept help, the former pugilist started swinging. Several players, after ducking fists for a minute, grabbed the elderly man and held him down until police and an ambulance arrived. With plenty of zip left, the tiger-like Hudsepth came up swinging. After getting in a few licks on the policeman, he started swinging at the ambulance attendant. When the final round came, however, Hudspeth, spitting tobacco and trying to bite the men, was loaded into the ambulance. He was handcuffed and strapped on a stretcher. Appearing before "referee" George Roberts, Alton Police magistrate, this 'morning on charges of intoxication and assault, Hudspeth pleaded innocent and at noon authorities were figuring on sending him back to Jerseyville. Decision in Day Suit Is Deferred EDWARDSVILLE — A dismissal motion wajs deferred today 11 an injunction suit against Alton Mayor P..W. Day. The suit seeks to prevent Day from receiving extra compensation from ho city as liquor commissioner. Upshot of today's preliminary court maneuvers was the grant- ng of five days' time to the plaintiff, Orville Lahr of Alton, to amend his injunction complaint. Bond County Judge Foss D. Meyer, presiding here as an associate circuit court judge this morning, also granted counsel for Mayor Day 10 days in which o file pleadings after the amended complaint is filed. Lahr, an unsuccessful candi- Forest Fires Endangering Sao Paulo CURATIBA, Brazil (AP)—Fires •avaging the state of Parana hreatened neighboring Sao Paulo oday as firemen sought to save coffee and lumber land. Forest rangers flying over the stricken zone spotted several fires n the southern tip of Sao Paulo Kate. More than 140,000 persons have )een left homeless by the fires vhich have razed 30 per cent of 'arana's coffee and lumber area, ) a r c h e d by an eight-month drought. The number of dead is not known although officials have discounted reports shed. that 250 per- date for fifth ward alderman in last April's election in Alton, filed his injunction suit July 17 seeking to "restrain the mayor from taking any additional compensation for his duties during his current term in office." Lahr said in his suit the city ordinance sets the mayor's compensation at $75 a month and $504 a year for travel and subsistence. He has asked the circuit court to hold invalid an ordinance adopted in June allowing the mayor an additional $100 monthly as liquor commissioner. Judge Meyer's rulings to allow time for amendment of the complaint and subsequent defense pleadings were preceded by frequent exchanges between Alton Corporation Counsel John W. Hoefert and Hillary Hallett, the latter representing Lahr in the ligitation. Kennedys Celebrate Tenth Anniversary NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — President and Mrs. Kennedy had a small 10th wedding anniversary party Thursday night. A group of friends joined them at the Hammersmith Farm home of Mrs. Kennedy's mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh D. Auchincloss. The Kennedys were married at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church here. Rasslin' Bear Chomps Challenger's Hand Arm in Match A bear turned chicken "flew" out of town last night after homping down on a man's hand during a rasslin' match at the Monticello Plaza Shopping Cener, Godfrey. The human contestant, Glen Vlullins, 28, 507b Washington Ave., was treated at St. Joseph's iospital for injury to his left ndex finger and to his right forearm and elbow. Following sutur- ng of the finger he was released. The man was attempting to vin $1,000 offered by the bear's jromoter at the shopping center ;o "anyone who can pin the bear," Robert Sparlin, a PJaza businessman said. Trouble started in the match when the bear's muzzle came off while the two were mixing it up. Shortly thereafter, the bear made us lasting depression on Mullin's land. , A Telegraph reporter trying to photograph the bear at the center this morning was told the owner and bear had left the show to make an appearance in another city tonight. SORRY With head low, the rass- lin' bear appeared downcast in this pose before he left town. Birmingham Protests Continue By DON MCKEE Associated Press Staff Writer BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Students boycotting newly inte grated Birmingham schools tried again today to promote a walkout from other classrooms. They found some support, some resistance. A crowd of more than 400 teenagers gathered for the second day at still-segregated Phillips High School and demanded that students leave class in a sympathy protest. Some Phillips boys and girls joined the crowd, others went on to school. Hundreds of students stayed away from integrated West End High for the fourth day in a row. Many of those who assembled at Phillips were West End absentees. Riot-trained police forced the crowd back into a park across the street, and some students left with the announced intention to visit other schools as they did Thursday. The caravan moved on to inte grated Ramsay High, but police kept the crowd from getting within a block of the school. Then, for the first time, the demonstrators visited Shades Valley High in a wealthier section of the city, and county officers let them on the school grounds. But teachers locked the doors and kept the Shades Valley students inside. Nearby, the school band practiced on a drill field, ignoring the crowd. The five Negroes admitted to West End and Ramsay high schools and Graymont Elementary all were in class. At Tuskegee, another of the four cities where schools have been desegregated, no white students showed up at the high school. At Huntsville, white and Negro pupils again went to class together without incident. Meanwhile, a Negro boy and girl quietly entered Mobile's Murphy High, scene of a demonstration Thursday in which 54 white students were arrested. A group of 30 Murphy boys gathered after the Negroes already had entered. They chanted the now familiar, "Two, four, six, eight, we don't want to integrate." They were dispersed by police. Students at Phillips and several other still-segregated schools refused Thursday to join in the chanting, yelling and flag-waving demonstrations staged by carloads of teen-agers who roamed the city. State Poised to Move In Alton Water Strike DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 55". high 83", low 55°. River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. 3.2. Pool 23.4, Trace. Say Cuba Controlled By Russia By OSCAR KAUFMANN COZUMEL, Mexico (AP)— The leader of a band of refugees who escaped from Cuba last week in a hijacked navy tender said today that the Soviets now give the orders in his homeland. "Our homeland is full of Russians," said Rafael Rodriguez, 48, a former Merchant Marine sailor who masterminded the flight of 8£ Cubans, including 28 women anc 22 children, to the Mexican island of Cozumel. "The Russians are in a worlc apart, without contact with the Cuban people," Rodriguez told i reporter. "But it is they wh< dictate. That we cannot tolerate.' Rodriguez, who brought the refugees here after a perilous five day voyage, said conditions were growing steadily worse in Cuba "The people suffer increasingly from hunger and privation," he said. "Most do not even have shoes." "Invited foreigners who, with a big show, are shown Castro's Cuba are kept away from the Cuban people. No contact with them is permitted. "The visitors are put up in the fancy hotels, to which the people have no access. When visiting groups are taken anywhere, the areas visited are first cleared of people." This was the case with the group of American students which visited Cuba recently at Fidel Castro's invitation." Rodriguez estimated that 95 per cent of the Cuban people are non- Communists. "If^hey had t^ie opportunity, all of them would do what we did— leave our beloved island," he said. Recalling the escape voyage, Rodriguez said a Cuban navy torpedo boat trailed them for hours, but finally veered off, apparently deceived by a homemade American flag flying from the mast of the tender. The refugees searched the skies and seas for days, hoping a U.S. plane or ship would appear and lead them to Florida. Because of short supplies they had to switch course the third night out and head for Mexico. In Mexico City, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy said that if the refugees apply for visas to the United States they would be given prompt consideration. New Airborne Radar Guards East Coast By VERN HAUGLAND 'A? 1 Aviation Writer WASHINGTON UP) — The Air Force disclosed today that an airborne radar screen is keeping a missile defense watch along the eastern approaches to North America. Lt. Gen. Herbert B. Thatcher, commander of the Air Defense Command, announced that four- engine patrol planes, operatin; out of Otis Air Force Base, Mass., maintain surveillance by means of a new electronic defense known as Airborne Long-Range Input, ALRI. Thatcher also disclosed that inauguration of the airborne system was a significant factor in the Air Force decision earlier this year to discontinue operation of the Texas Tower radar stations off the New England Coast. He said (he new system demon strated that the ocean-based Tex as Towers could be shut down without loss of adequate air defense radar surveillance. Thatcher saH planes patrol hundreds of miles out at sea to provide an improved air defense 1 shield over the horizon and far beyond the range of shore-based radar and line-of-sight radio com munications, he said. Thatcher said the new system attained operational status this week following extensive operational tests. From their altitude vantage points, the flying radar stations DEMONSTRATOR EJECTED WASHINGTON — Six policemen outside the hearing room of the House carry a struggling demonstrator down Committee on Un-American Activities, a flight of stairs today at the Capitol. (AP Wirephoto) He was the first person removed from Carry Demonstrator From Hearing Scene WASHINGTON (AP)- Backers of students who went to Cuba in defiance of a government ban staged another demonstration today at a House hearing, and four were forcibly ejected from the room. started shouting "Cuba is freer than Louisiana"—the home state of Edwin E. Willis, the committee chairman. Police said today's struggle de veloped when Massey began asking them questions and harangu The demonstrations began when j ng the crowd outside the hearing Philip A. Luce, 26, of New York, who was in the witness chair, made some remarks about Negro voting in Louisiana and Virginia. There was applause from tators. "Okay, throw them out," Chairman Edwin E. Willis D-La., said, and police moved in on the leaders of the applause. Another young man had been thrown out of the building earlier for harrangueing police in the corridor outside the hearing room. A half dozen policemen carried the struggling-screaming youth downstairs from the third floor. He was one of about 50 young people in beatnik clothes who •nilled around outside the room after being denied admission by )olice seeking to avert a renewal of Thursday's near-riots. Others in the crowd stood silent- y and watched as police grabbed ho noisy youth. He was identified as William Massey, 28, tall blond New Yorker whose shouts inside the committee room late Thursday helped touch off the second of two small- scale riots. "Freer Than Louisiana" It was Massey who, after Thursday's hearing recessed, room and refused to step back. Then he was taken out, shouting all the way. On the sidewalk outside the building, Massey said he was trying to find out who was in charge and why he was being denied admission to the hearing room. Police had refused to admit to the hearing room anyone they regarded as a known troublemaker. About 40 young men and women who had been kept out of the hearing went to the committee's offices on the floor below and sat down in the hall. They tried to display hastily scrawled signs saying, "Why were we banned?" and, "The Nazis are inside, why not us?" But police snatched the signs from their hands, telling them it was against the law to display such signs in the Capitol. Probe. The committee is investigating the journey to Cuba this summer by some 50 young people, mostly students. The groop made the :rip as guests of Fidel Castro and in defiance of a State Department ban against travel to Cuba. Inside the hearing room, things were not precisely orderly. Phillip A. Luce of New York City was called to the witness Birthday Friday, 13th Randy Couldn't Have It Much Unluckier Randy Dare shrugged off the fact today that his 13th birthday anded on Friday the 13th. "How could things get worse?" he asked. In the past two years the Wood River boy has been in and oul of hospitals, once when he lost a toe in a tractor accident, again when he was chewed up by a pack of dogs and another time when he stepped on some broken glass. "With me, I didn't just get cut with the broken glass," Randy says. "I was wearing tennis shoes and the glass cut out a chunk of the sole and THAT went into my foot." In between times Randy has nursed eye ulcers which require share a birthday cake — with 13 candles — at the homo of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dare, 322 Madison Ave. sweep the horizon seaward in all I him K> wear tillted Classes, directions. The system is designed! "You mean things are suppos- to guard apainst surprise attack from any flight level, right down to the water. Thatcher made his information available in advance of an address to the annual meeting ol the Air Force Association. ed to be worse on Friday the 13th than they have been all along?" Randy said. Randy doesn't think they'll pan out that way. Randy has two brothers and a sister, and this evening they will stand, gave his name, then launched an attack on the corri mittee. He waved at Barry Hoflman the Boston.businessman who wen along on the Cuban journey as at undercover agent, and called him "this creep. . .this snake. . ." Committee Counsel Alfred Nit tie asked Luce about dealings b> Levi Laub of New York, a lead er of the journey to Cuba, with airlines. Luce replied: 'I refuse to be an informer, first of all ... I don't have any idea.' Nittle mentioned a man namec Jay Jacobs. "Who the hell is Jay Jacobs?" asked Luce. Luce, who is 26 and an editor of the publication "Rights," put out by the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, was asked about a group called Progressive Labor. Not a Member "Not being a member of Progressive Labor or of the FBI or of he House Un-American Activities Committee I would have no ideas as to the membership ol anyone in Progressive Labor," he said. Except for an occasional snicker, the crowd in the committee room was silent. George Lincoln Rockwell, whose American Nazi party followers tangled with the students Thurs day night, was not in the room He had been earlier, but lost his seat when he was called out foi a television interview and the of ficers refused to Iqt him back in Rockwell was told to go stanc in line with the others. But after a glance at the crowd of students, some of whom hissed, he turned the other way and stood with a roup of spectators at the opposite end of the corridor. Kennedy to Speak To U. N. Assembly NEWPORT, R.I. (Apt-President Kennedy will address the U.N. General Assembly next Friday, the Newport White House announced today. Kennedy is hopeful that the Senate by that tine will have ratified the partial nuclear test ban treaty and he is expected to talk principally about other avenues for wising East West tensions. Andrew T. Hatcher, acting White House press secretary, saia Kennedy probably would speak | during the late morning of Sept ' 20. The President is expected to be in New York only briefly. Hatch er said he did nol know whethei Kennedy would confer while there with officials from other U.N member countries. KANDY DARE . . . what's Friday the 18th? TODAY'S CHUCKLE Kvery trade has a Washington lobby now except the taxpayer. (i£i law, General Features Corp.) To Act If Health Involved State officials at Springfield were poised to move into the Alton Water Co. strike in event of a breakdown of water facili- ies that would threaten the public health, the Telegraph earned today. Dr. Franklin D. Yoder, director of the Department of Public Health, said this morning that nis department is watching the strike "very closely." Yoder said he has been informed of the strike developments step-by-step and that he understands the company's water plant is still in operation. However, he said, if a stoppage of water service results from the strike, his department will act. He said he was not as yet ready to divulge just what the department would do in event of a breakdown. Kerner Moves Gov. Otto Kerner asked Yoder to work on an alternate plan in case the supervisory crew maintaining operation of the plant is not able to continue the grueling job. Kerner was scheduled to confer with Yoder later today. The overnor requested the health officer to break through* to him if an emergency developed in Alton. Kerner is in Rockford. Meanwhile, the growing emergency brought the water company's vice president, J. T. Wankmuller, to Alton in an effort to settle the dispute with the laborers' union. He was meeting today with the water company attorney, Malcolm Durr. Wankmuller told the Telegraph that every effort will be made to provide water service to the citizens of Alton during the dispute. He added he believed the pumping station could operate for a "considerable" length of time under the present system of maintaining service by three members of the supervisory staff. Present Bate of Pay Commenting on the issues in the dispute, Wankmuller said the present rate of pay for laborers is $3.06 an hour, plus fringe benefits, including a guarantee of year-around work. As to vacations, Wankmuller said, the company is providing one week after one year, two weeks after two years, three weeks after 10 years and four weeks after 20 years. The union, Wankmuller said, wants to reduce vacations to four weeks after 15 years. On the issue of providing clothing for the laborers, Wankmuller said the company is standing firm on its refusal to do so "because it would establish a precedent in industry." (Continued on 1'age 2 Col. 4) City Water Pressure Notv Normal Auxiliary equipment has been brought in by the emergency crew manning Alton Water Co.'s jumping plant and there will not je any drop in water pressure, J. W. Lawrence, manager, said oday. Lawrence said he, and the two supervisors operating the plant vith him, switched from steam to electric power Thursday night, lo fissured Alton water users hat no drop in pressure will result. The auxiliary equipment was brought into action as extra insurance, lie said. The three - man supervisory staff began operating the pump- ng plant Thursday, a/ter failure of operating engineers to cross :i laborers' picket line precipitated the emergency. Meanwhile, Thomas Butler, secretary and general manager of the Alton District Manufacturers Assn., said he did not think any ui'tailinent of water would affect large industries very much. Such industries as Laclede Steel Co. and Owens - Illinois Glass Co. have their own wells, Butler said, and would probably pump more water from this source in the event ol a curtailment.

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