Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 13, 1963 · Page 4
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PAGE FOUR ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13,1983 . . . What we think about... Parking Lot...'Harassment'...Cof CUnion Longer Look Is Wiser The City Council, we believe, was wise Wednesday niplit in deferring its offer of the F,35t End parking lot for sale. And doubtless even the most enthusiastic in the administration on behalf of the sale will sec the wisdom ol heeding reminders from at least two sources tfut things could ch.inge in that arc.i. The new business developments in 'the East Krtd, including especially the TravcLodgc motel on the l.ucr tr.ict, arc not to be overlooked in the council's derision on the parking lot. To be given serious thought, too, is the trend for the city to sell real estate, usually, for far less than its market value. This would be so no matter who might be providing the leadership at the time. The city must negotiate in too public a manner to get the best price for real estate. Further, if and when the city should need off- ttrect parking space again in the East End, as it doubtless will, it would have to pay far more than it could obtain for the present lot, as values accrete to East End property. The city has complained the lot now is little used, and that considerable money is being lost on it in maintenance. East Endcrs may want to consider some approach to meeting the city half-way in this financial bind. Many of them already do maintain their own private parking lots. Yet the Fourth street site might be well worth some cooperative fiscal effort. Quick Recognition Wood River Township Chamber of Commerce President C. W, Jabusch has come up with as encouraging a statement as we've noted in some time affecting the area's future. He predicted that eventually all chambers of commerce in the area would merge. But, he added: "We are not going to merge at present with a dead horse." Perhaps the convenient way to get all our chambers of commerce in general and their effectiveness in particular under one management would be to merge. But we're not at all sure this is possible. There arc too many walls between communities. It may be necessary tc be bolder than this. The chambers may have to dissolve by agreement, and launch an entire new organization, absorbing, if there is any, resources left by the dissolved organizations. The aim of such a successor would be similar to the original one of the Greater Alton Association of Commerce when it was launched. Perhaps the GAAC should have omitted the reference to Alton from its name. At any rate, its own success stimulated parallel activity in nearby communities where chambers had died. At any rate, we want to commend Mr, Jabusch's clear recognition of the need for unity of effort among the area's chambers. We have a feeling the GAAC's warning to the community late last week may awaken enough interest in the area to eliminate it from the classification of even "dying horse." If GAAC President Frank Hollis's needling last week doesn't stimulate action in raising the association to its proper status, this reminder from the neighboring leader should. He Can Do His Duty Now Madison countians can rest a little easier. Their sheriff has been told he has a right to do what he's supposed to do — at least to the degree he was trying to do it. Tavern owners in the south side of the county were objecting to his deputies' actions in trying to enforce anti-minor drinking and liquor purchase regulations. Actually the supervision should have been regarded as protecting the tavern owners, themselves. They should have welcomed the assistance. But the operators sought an injunction against the sheriff, charging they were being harassed by his and the deputies' efforts to determine who were minors and who weren't in these places. Fortunately for the county, Circuit Judge Barr dismissed the case Wednesday. The sheriff can continue the program of liquor law enforcement he promised when he was seeking election. Support at Last For its support of the Planning Commission on subdivision sidewalk requirement, the City Council deserves commendation of its public, in both Alton and the suburbs. The city has had enough experience in the past with real estate developers who build and sell houses without sidewalks. The sidewalks rarely ever get built, and the lack of them is a general nuisance and safety hazard. As for maintenance worries, they are virtually nil. Again from its own experience, the city could cite walks that have been in use for at least two generations with never a repair dollar spent on them. This contention about maintenance is borrowing trouble. It was time to call a halt on the Council's former practice of going over the Planning Commission's head in this matter. Wednesday night the Council did call the halt, and backed up the commission. The Face That Can Kill One poet described Helen of Troy as^ possessor of "the face that launched a thousand ships." Now we have a new feminine face in the world ncws _ and it may cause even greater loss of life before we're through with it. Petite and attractive but determined Mrs. Ngo. Dinh Nhu, first lady of South Viet Nam, has finally made it onto the front pages after the world has spent years assuming Ngh Dinh Diem was running the country. Before the Interparliamentary Union meeting in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Wednesday she has charged this country with blackmail in attempting to root out of South Viet Nam a government that has been undercutting for months, by its lack of public appeal and support, our own efforts to shove communism out of the little nation. Now Secretary-General U Thant has recognized, the situation there as "chaotic," which may mean the whole problem could be hauled before the United -Nations. We hope Mrs. Nhu will accept his implied invitation to confer during her travels. PAUL S. COUSLEY, Editor Readers Forum Our Firm Stand In Viet Nam Not Much Help to Commies On Aug. 30 you published a letter from Mrs. Claudette Sandner, which contained a number of discrepancies about UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund. It is interesting to note that every one of the erroneous allegations contained in that letter found its refutation in a document which we sent you on May 7, 1963, i.e. Congressman Walter H. Judd's report on UNICEF ol Aug. 14, 1962, to the House of Representatives. A new copy of this report is enclosed, and will be sent gladly, free of charge, to your readers who request it. Mrs. Sandner's implication that countries with Communist governments are the major beneficiaries of UNICEF's aid for their children does not correspond to the facts. During the period of its emergency operation, from 1947 to 1950, UNICEF, in accordance with its mandate, concentrated on aiding children of war-ravaged countries, mainly in Europe. The following European countries received aid in this period: Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Czechoslo- David Lawrence Kennedy Sees Tax Cut or Recession WASHINGTON — President Kennedy, in a speech on Tuesday to a national conference of businessmen here, indicated that he is, in effect, up against an old dilemma in public life—he will be criticized if he gets .his tax : bill passed by Congress and criticized if he doesn't. Mr..Kennedy, however, being an astute and resourceful politician,. has a ready answer. He hopes to prove that in either contingency the country will be better off than it has been on the economic side. He says, for instance: "Excluding war years, this nation has had a recession on the average every 42 months, since the Second World War, or every 44 months since the end of World War I. By January, it will have been 44 months since the last recession began. "I do not say that a recession next year is either inevitable, without a tax cut, or impossible with one. But I do know that the prompt enactment of this bill, making certain both immediate and prospective tax reduction, will improve business conditions, increase consumer and investment incentives, and make the most of the anti-recession thrust that this tax cut can provide." The president adds that to wait till next year lo enact Ihe tax-cut bill "would be to court uncertainly, inadequacy, and perhaps total failure." It is plain that Mr. Kennedy wants the bill passed during 1963 if it is at all possible. He is betting on improved business conditions to win him re-election in November 19(54. It is natural for him, politically speaking, to wish to have the full effect of any tax cut felt in the business world he- ginning in the first quarter of 1964 rather than in the middle of 1964. If Congress balks, the president and his speechwriters are ready to place the blame on the Republicans, especially if there are any sigas of a recession. Con- servative Democrats who vote against the president on major issues are rarely mentioned as being responsible for administration setbacks in Congress. Mr. Kennedy argues that the. tax cut shouldn't be conditioned on any fixed budget or on reduction of expenditures. He speaks of "unavoidable" increases and contends that defense, the space program and increases in interest on the national debt force the budget upward despite efforts to economize. He promises in general terms to restrain spending and says that budget estimates are difficult to make because they depend on "dozens of unpredictable contingencies." He insists that taxpayers, "uncertain of receiving the full benefits of the bill, would hold back on their investment and expansion outlays, thus retarding revenues and enlarging the debt." There is nothing new in these arguments. Every president has been up against uncertainties when legislation affecting economic conditions has come up for consideration in Congress. But, unfortunately, the experts on economics in the presidential entourage rarely take into account the basic factors of psychology and lack of confidence which are ;it the root of business recessions. Mr. Kennedy furnished a sensational example of this when he cracked down on the steel companies in 1062 as they tried to adjust their prices to meet increased wage costs. Then, a year later, he offered no objection to price rises called "selective," which was what they would have been the year before, too, had they been permitted. (© I0lj.') N.Y. Herald-Tribune, Inc.) Forum Writers^ ote Writer's names and addresses must be published with letters to the Headers Forum. Letters must he, concise (preferably not over 150 word*). All are subject to condensation. vakia, Finland, France, Gernv any, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Romania, and Yugoslavia. No aid was allocated to Albania after 1949; to Bulgaria after 1951; to Czechoslovakia after 1950; to Hungary after 1948 (ex cept for a special emergency allocation of $700,000 that was approved for mother and child victims in Austria and Hungary of the 1956 Hungarian uprising in December 1956); and none to Romania after 1949. UNICEF made allocations totaling $9,139,400 to China during the period 1947-1949 (prior to the takeover by the People's Republic of China) for emergency feeding, maternal and child welfare programs and for tuberculosis control. Of this total, $7,299,900 was returned to the central accounts of UNICEF. Since 1950, all UNICEF aid to China has gone to the Republic of China (Taiwan). In 1950 UNICEF began emphasizing programs of long-range benefit for children in economically underdeveloped countries. From 1951 through 1962, European countries which have received long-range aid from UNICEF have been: Austria, Finland, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Yu goslavia. Of these, two h a v <5 Communist governments. In this period UNICEF allocated a total of $231,833,600; of this total $6,002,589 went to- Poland and Yugoslavia. In 1962, out of a total of $38,660,000 in program allocations- approved by the Executive Board of UNICEF in that year, $431,000 went to Poland and Yugoslavia. UNICEF aid in 1962 reached millions of needy children and mothers in 116 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America without discrimination because of race, creed, nationality status or political belief. VICTOR de KEYSERLING Director of Information Services United States Committee for UNICEF United Nations, New York, N.Y. Today's Prayer Gracious Father, we are in Thy hands. Our lives are in Thy keeping. Help us this day and all days to make Thy will our will and to go about our daily tasks confidently, certain that what Thou lias planned for us is better than anything we ran plan for ourselves. Speak to us, God, in our lonely weak hours. With Thy grace comfort and strengthen us so that we shall live up to the highest we know; through Christ. Amen. 1 —Dennis H. Cooke, High Point, N. C., director of teacher education, High Point College. (© 1963 by the Division of Christian Education, National Council of (he Churches of Christ In the U. S. A.) Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc. Victor Riesel Liberals Will Fete Johnson NEW YORK — The 1964 campaign will begin unusually early — even • for a presidential election. It will be opened here a year ahead of time on Oct. T5, just about a month from now. There will, in fact, be a doubleheader that night. The 1968 presidential campaign will also be launched. On that evening, Vice President Lyndon Johnson will be the keynote speaker at the New York Liberal Party's annual banquet". A few years ago, the man who loves to refer to himself as "the southern end of the Austin-Boston axis" would have been as out of place on the Liberal Party dais as a penguin in the Sahara at high noon. For, on the speaker's platform, will be men who fought his 1960 nomination; men who are the dynamos of most northern liberal drives; men of he Roosevelt- Lt'hman-Stevenson tradition; men who lead the most militant political labor forces in the land. Amongst them will be New York Mayor Robert Wagner; Professor Timothy Costello, the party's intellectual state chairman; the International Ladies Garment Workers Union; former Asst. Sec- relaiy of State, A. A. Berle and Alex Rose, national head of the hatters union. The latter is the party's sagacious strategist. His advice now is as frequently sought after by the highest Liberal and Democratic circles of the land as Jim Farley's was in the early Roosevelt era. These men are political sophisticates. The Liberal Party has been the balance of power force in the state. In the 1960 election it provided the votes needed to give the state's electoral votes to John Kennedy. The President and Robert Kennedy have frequently indicated both their awareness of this and their desire to make certain the Liberal Party vote stays with them. Both have been in constant contact — sometimes almost weekly — with the party's officials. Virtually no one recalls that it was the Liberal Party which broke the political ice for John Kennedy back , in 1960 when it appeared he might lose the state to Richard Nixon. On Sept. 14, that year, the Liberal Party leaders featured a fascinating set ot speakers at their annual banquet. It was their way of putting the northern liberal imprimatur on John Kennedy. New York's New Deal labor forces had been for Adlai Stevenson. They were just not going to campaign energetically for John Kennedy. After some discussion, it was decided to bring Kennedy and Stevenson together to speak on the same dais. Along with them were ex-Senator Lehman and George Meany, president of the AFL-CIO. A considerable sum was spent to put the show on the air. That was the turning point in the Kennedy-Johnson New York campaign. Now, three years later, the Liberal Party is featuring Lyndon Johnson. This is no accidental choice. This party has no dearth of speakers. It provides a dinner audience of over 2,000 leaders of labor, civic and intellectual circles. It has in the past flown prominent international personalities to the U.S. to be main speakers at the annual event. The party's selection of Johnson climaxes a drive he began early in 1961. His objective was to become more than acceptable to the northern liberal and labor leaders. He wanted to take the place of Adlai Stevenson and Hubert Humphrey in their political hearts. Apparently he has accomplished this. (© 1863, The Hall Syndicate, Inc.) Allen-Scott Report Facts on Soviet Missiles Censored WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary McNamara's censors have succeeded in keeping part of the story of recent Soviet nuclear- missile gains from being publicly discussed in the Senate's historic- nuclear test ban treaty debate. The lid was tightly put on intelligence showing a major Soviet nuclear test break-through by the Pentagon's blue penciling of a number of important passages in the high critical report before it was released this week by Senator John Stennis' Senate Armed Services Preparedness Subcommittee. The subcommittee's alarming report, outlining the major disadvantages that the treaty will have on U.S. security, has become the rallying point and the bible for senators opposing President Kennedy's test ban agreement with Russia. The Defense Department's censoring, which in effect bars subcommittee members from publicly discussing the deleted information, occurred when Senator Stennis submitted the 25 page report to Secretary McNamara's office for security clearance before making it public. After checking with the White House, McNamara's aides ordered deleted from the committee's report all information revealing that the Soviets' "big yield" nuclear tests probed "the ability of radars to acquire and track a missile warhead through the radar and communications blacH- out created' by nuclear explosions. " •;.-.•• When several committee members vigorously objected to this unexpected censoring, the Pentagon whiz kids made their blue penciling stick by raising the security issue. They argtjed that the senators' blunt report, unless changed, would give the Russians details on the capability of U.S. intelligence detection system that they do not now have. While reluctantly admitting that the committee's information about the Soviet gains was accurate and fairly reported, they stressed that its publication would be the first admission by Allen government sources that the U.S.' had information on the "live" radar - missile tracking test the Russians made during their super - bomb experiments. When the censors were shown secret testimony of General Thomas S. Powers, Commander-in- Chief of the Strategic Air Command, that the U.S. had never conducted similar experiments, McNamara's aides confirmed that this was true, but were unmoved. They also admitted that General Power was correct in stating the treaty would bar the U.S. from holding similar tests. How-.l ever, they disagreed with the Air Force general's contention that that thr tests were needed to de-' volop an effective U.S. missile' defense system and that the pub j ' lie was entitled to this information. McNamara's censors also struck from the report data on the'; anti-ballistic missile system that the Russians are now deploying' around Leningrad, including an intelligence estimate indicating: n That the initial operational cap- • ability of the Leningrad system could be achieved in 1963, with 32 anti-missile missiles already on launchers. That this anti - missile missile system is believed to have attain-ed effectiveness against ballistic missiles fired from 300 to 1,500 miles. During 1963 - 1964 the Soviet plan to deploy a transportable anti - ballistic missile system to their army fronts. This system- will be effective against all U.S^> intermediate range ballistic mis-* siles and those of shorter range. ' The Soviet system possibly could, under certain conditions, now defend limited areas of the USSR against U.S. Titan and At-., las ICBMs. «D 1963, The Hall Syndicate, Inc.) , A LTON E VENING TELEGRAPH Published Daily by Alton Telegraph Printing Company P. B. Cousley, Publisher Paul S. Cousley, Editor Henry H. McAdams, Business Manager Member of: The Associated Press <a^g£n> The Audit Bureau of Circulation Second Class Postage Paid at Alton, 111. Subscription price 40 cents weekly by carrier; $12 a year by ltl»U in Illinois and Missouri; $18 in all other states. Mail subscriptions not accepted in towns where carrier delivery is available, Local advertising rates and National advertising representative: The Branham Company, New York, Chic*; , go, Detroit, and St. Louis, v contract information on application at Telegraph business office, 111 East Broadway, Alton, Illinois. What They Did Then — News From The Telegraphs of Yesteryear 25 Years Ago ~ SKI'TKMKKK IS, J9H8 Twelve American citizenship petitions were approved by City Court, including those of lour Sisters from St. Anthony's Infirmary, who were M. Sanctia, Mary Ones- Imax, Feodoro, and Marie Ligouri; Mrs. Sylvia Elsie La- 2ar, Vincent Joseph Roman, Lydia Schoenborn, Charles Ernest Silk, Sarah Copeland Stevenson, Guiseppe Galletto, Joseph Bonafede Jr., Stamatis Konstantin Kodros, and Tudor Tchoukaleviteh. The reduced milk .supply in Alton was beewiiiny serious. The shortage was credited to dry pastures. Fleming & Kilgo Construction Co.'s bid of $56,546. >1(i for .54 mile of repuviiij.; and widening of Kast Broadway, between Henry and Cherry streets, was low Work on the project could be started immediately, a representative ol the Jinn -said, if the .state approved the bid. Lionel Schwann was named the new physical instructor iit the Young Men's Christian Association, He succeeded L. W. Cross. The Madison County Board authorized condemnation proceedings to secure 21 tracts of land needed for construction of Kingshighway extension of the Alton-East St. Louis superhighway. At the request of a group of East End place mothers, Police? Chief Smith authorized placement of a policeman at Broadway and Illinois avenue for 20 to 30 minutes each morning to handle traffic while children were en route to school. I). C. Wilkinson of East Lansing, Mich., was named coach at Blackburn College, JO of the lit) living pupils of Benner School 59 years before were expected to attend the first reunion to be held at the school Joculed between Kosli-rburg and Woiidburn, on the Henry Scheldt farm. Charles Benner, son of (lie family for whom the school had been named, lived on Sanlord Avenue. Charles Conley, propiietor of the Rex Billiard Parlor on West Broadway, announced discovery of oil on bis land near Salem. Capacity of the deposits was 600 barrels daily. Miss Hazel Bent and Miss June Carlson were named members of the board of directors of the Young Women's Christian Association. Miss Dorothy Laux, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ar- thilr Laux of 927 Alton St. was elected worthy advisor of of Alton Assembly, No. 8, Order of Ruinbow for Girls. Mrs. D. R. Bra/el was re-elected president of Alton Woman's Christian Temperance Union. 50 Years Ago SKl'TKMBKH IS, Iftl.S Because of failing health and an eye condition, Henry Meyer, publisher and editor of Alton Banner for 32 years, was preparing to suspend publication ol his German newspaper. With his wife, he planned to move to Chicago for an indefinite period. He proposed to sell equipment of his printing office. The Banner was established in 1868. An evening fire almost destroyed the 175,000 bushel elevator of Stanard-Tilton Milling Co. and for a time endangered the west end business district. The iron- sheathed wooden structure was just east of the mill on W. 2nd Street. Loss was estimated at $200,000. The mill was served by two other elevators and was forced to shut down only over the night of the fire. Two brothers incurred injury during the fire. Harry Berry, a fireman, was standing on the levee, south of, the mill, manning a hose line when he was struck by a sheet of hot metal blown from the elevator roof. He was moved to St. Joseph's Hospital. Ben Berry was dragging a line of hose iron) the elevator when he .was struck and rendered unconscious by a falling timber. Thomas Krepel, another fireman, was overcome by heat and smoke when he mounted to a point neat' the roof of the elevator after the fire was'under control. Other firemen lowered him in a rope sling to the rool of Hayden machine shop. He was revived under treatment by Dr. D. F. Duggan, and moved to his home. The Rev. J. E. Shanks, pastor of East Alton Baptist Church, had resigned in order to accept a call to a church at Kemper, 111. Through a city court order, Riley and Albert Wolf were named to complete ttie Wood River drainage die- tract contract of the late Valentine Wolf. Grading work was resumed under direction of Riley Wolf and James Johnson. Alex Caldwell, employe of Koehne blacksmith shop, incurred three broken ribs when 4 buggy in which, he was riding to Queen City quarry wa> struck b> a Blutf Line yard engine on the upper riverfront. Construction of 20 more high pressure stills was begun at the Standard Oil refinery at Wood River. Thirty- five ot the new type stills were now in operation, and 10 more were nearing completion,

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