Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 13, 1963 · Page 6
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 6

Alton, Illinois
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Friday, September 13, 1963
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PAGE SIX ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1963 Work on the Great River Road Pushes Ahead BLACKTOP STRETCHES AWAY Grandeur of the bluffs will be seen ing has been partially completed. The by thousands of motorists after the road stops just beyond the bend, a halt newest section of the river highway is mile or so below Chautauqua. A bridge opened. Here the view is up river from is being built there. Elsah where one section of the surfac- ; - -> ' \sV? < PREPARE SOLID BASE FOR ROAD Grader and roller compact rock base for the road between Clifton and Elsah. The blacktopping ma- chinery follows final rolling. The lane on the river side will then be made ready for the surfacing material. One Missing From Sunk Naval Launch By BERNIE GOULD PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. (AP) —A Navy launch, returning men from shore leave in predawn rain and darkness, swamped and capsized today in the choppy long Island Sound. Twenty men rescued themselves and one was missing. "Nobody panicked," said Chief Petty Officer Ralph L. Nelson, 43, of Middletown, R.I., a 24-year Navy veteran and senior ranking man aboard the 26-foot fiber glass craft. "These men behaved very well and I'm damned proud of every one of them." The accident occurred as the launch neared the destroyer Hazelwood, here for antisubmarine tests, 'anchored 1,200 yards off Port Jefferson, about 50 miles east of -Manhattan on Long Island's north shore. "The boat started shipping water and went down by the bow," said Lt. Cmdr. Cletus Scheperle, Navy representative attached to a civilian company working with the destroyer in the tests. Scehperie, who told a news conference that he was not aboard the launch but had gathered his information from survivors, continued: "It was not overloaded. It went down very fast." Five survivors, including the coxswain, John Getchel, swam the 200 yards to the Hazel wood. "Fifteen of us hung onto the boat and it floated to the beach where the Coast Guard picked up," Nelson said. The boat washed ashore a half mile away, at Old Field beach where two helicopters ferried tin survivors to a lighthouse and i fire truck took them on to to Setauket fire house. One man, his identity withheld was taken to Mather Memoriaa Hospital here. The Hazlewood carries a crew of 250 men and is commanded by Cmdr. Donald J. Hanson of Middletown, R.I. The launch, which was washed ashore after it capsized, had been ferrying men between the ship and shore since Thursday afternoon. It normally is used in rescue operations, Lt. Cmdr. Faes sel said. £LVIS REMEMBERS MEMPHIS MEMPHIS, Tenn. K— The city lathers of Memphis have supported a proposal that some public facility be named in honor of the city's best-known citizen —entertainer Elvis Presley. Several city commissioners praised the singer for his frequent participation and financial support of various Memphis charities. The leading proposal is to name a street for Presley. Priest was Ally of Students WASHINGTON (AP)—A ruddy- faced Roman Catholic priest, who went to Cuba as a newsman after years of service in Latin-American missions, is a friend and ally of students being questioned about heir unauthorized visit to Fidel Castro's island. The Rev. Felix McGowan served as moderator Thursday night at the,students own meeting, billed as a reply to the House Committee on Un-American Activities' sessions at which the students have faced critical interrelation. The tone of the meeting was ;enerally favorable to Castro's accomplishments. The Rev. McGowan contributed his own de- nunciation of what he called "police brutality" after Thursday's committee session and said there is religious freedom In Cuba: "All the churches are open. Priests can preach. Anybody can go to church." Father McGowan said in an interview afterward he has been suspended by his superiors in the Maryknoll Society of Missionary Priests from all priestly duties, but that he expects to be reinstated. The suspension, he said, means that he may not preach or administer the Sacraments, but does not mean he has been cut off from the church by excommunication. At Ossining, N.Y., a spokesman for the Maryknoll Society said that Father McGowan was automatically suspended for "disobeying an order from his superiors" not to go to Cuba, but can later be reinstated. At present, he is "operating strictly as an individual," and not as a representative of Maryknoll, the spokesman said. Indians Waging Own Battle For Freedom BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — While the nation's attention is focused on the battle for Negro civil rights the native American Indian is waging his own independence struggle in reverse. Unlike the Negro, who demands integration with the white man, the Indian is fighting to remain a separate and distinct race. Where the Negro wants equality, the Indian asserts he is entitled to more than that—every advantage enjoyed by the whites, plus recognition as survivors of a once sovereign power. War councils to obtain those aims met in Bismarck this past week, during the 20th annual convention of the National Congress of American Indians. The congress claims to represent some 400,000 of the estimated 600,000 Indians on reservations across the country. Avoid the Rush/ Call Us Now for... ORIENT Fumac* Lump & Stoktr COAL Prompt Clean Delivery. Also Complete Fuel Oil Service. MISSISSIPPI VALLEY COAL 00. MM Ml J GETTING READY The United Fund's advance gifts the bulldozer is George H. Phillips, division — "Operation Bulldozer" — Standing, left to right, John P. Paul, started pushing toward its goal of $120,- Mrs. Harry R. Mondhink and Robert E. 000 Thursday at the YWCA. Seated on Hosier. NOW YOU CAN BUY YOUR PIANO WITH CONFIDENCE BECAUSE SCHWARTZ FURNITURE COMPANY IS OFFERING FINE PIANOS AT UNHEARD OF LOW PRICE COMB IN AND SHOP, SEE MANY PIANOS TO CHOOSE FROM FREE PARKING SAND PUMPING FOR ROAD FILL A dredge sucks up sand and water from the river just below Grafton and deposits it on shore where base for the road is being built. As soon as it reaches grade level it will be rocked and blacktopped, forming a road where the Mississippi shore waters used to be. MEASURES CORE SAMPLE Everett Harrawood, road foreman, measures core sample extracted from finished part of river road. The sample must show a compacted thickness of three inches, and the state inspectors are rigid in their observations, drilling holes every thousand feet. China Attacks Anti-Stalin Campaigning TOKYO (AP)--Communist China charged today that Premier Khrushchev's campaign against Stalin's memory is a "despicable! political intrigue" designed to in-j crease his own power. [ A Peking broadcast said the So viet premier once fervently supported Stalin and launched the 1956 de-Stalinlzation campaign to consolidate his own power. Helps You Overcome FALSE TEETH Looseness and Worry No longer be annojed or feel 111-at- eaao becauae of loose. wobbly fnl6» teeth. FASTEETH, an Improved alkaline (non-acid) powder, sprinkled on your plates holds them firmer so they feel more comfortable. Avoid embarrassment caused by loose plates. O«t FABTEEVM at any drug counter. Raps Papal Appeals For Unity ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The primate of the Church of Greece, Orthofox Archbishop Chryssosto- mos, rejected today the papal appeal for unity and denounced the Roman Catholic Church as "capi talist and absolutist." The leader of the Greek church, in harsh terms, accused the Roman church of trying to win away converts from the Orthodox faith. "As the first step toward begin ning (unity) talks with the west," declared the Greek primate, "the Greek Catholic community should be immediately abolished." He was referring to the Uniate, or eastern Catholic churches in union with the Vatican. The Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches separated in the 11th century over the issue of papal authority. South Viet Nam to Receive U. S. Loan TOKYO (AP)—The U.S. Agency for International Development has authorized a $9.7 million loan to help modernize South Viet Nam's railway system, a Viet Nam press broadcast said here. The loan is the largest granted to South Viet Nam's railway system since 1955 when the U.S. Operations Mission first began helping restore the network, the broadcast said. Mexico plans to transform Ta- oasco, a southeastern s t a t e j slightly larger than New Jersey,) into a Garden State. 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