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Section 2 Pages 13-22 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Family Page Established January 15, 1836. ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1963 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. Dirksen Firm On Race Issue CHICAGO (AP) - Civil rightf demonstrators confronted Sen Everett M. Dirksen, R-I11., for a hotel lobby meeting Thursday night when he came to town to address some ladies of the GOP While some 700 sign carrying demonstators waited adross the street in Congress Plaza, 10 rep resentatives met with the minor! ty leader and protested his opposition to the pending civil rights bill. He was read a letter to him stating reasons for the protest and urging him to reverse his stand and come out for the public accommodations section of the pending legislation. Dirksen told the group, "I cannot accept the legislation as it stands because I am opposed to the public accommodations section." He said he felt that part of the bill would violate the right of businessmen to serve whomever they choose. Wouldn't Talk Declining an invitation to address the crowd, the senator ended the meeting and went to his room to prepare for an apperance before the National Federation of Republican Women. Representatives of the demonstrators reported to the crowd the outcome of the lobby meeting and he really broke up, although some 200 stayed for about 15 minutes to picket the hotel. The Rev. Lynward Stevenson, who read the letter to the senator, remarked to the group before it disbanded: "Thre is one sign I see being carried today which I like." He pointed to one reading: "The Silver Tongue Is Rusty On Civil Rights." The demonstrators had marched to the plaza from the U.S. Courthouse on South Clark Street, where Dirksen has an office. There, led by o/licers of several civil rights groups, including the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), they had plodded around the building. The demonstration, announced after the Aug. 28 march on the nation's capital, fell far below the 10,000 expected marchers predicted by the human relations section of the police department. Police Detail A 100-man police detail and federal marshals had been dispatched to control the expected crowd. The letter to Dirksen read in part, "The nation looks to you to exercise your responsibility (as minority leader) which will guarantee total freedom in 1963. Many of your constitutents feel that the public accommodations bill is vital to their rights." The accommodations section of the civil rights bill, proposed by the Kennedy administration and pending in Congress, would require such places as hotels and restaurants to serve all persons, regardless of race, color or creed. The letter noted an executive order of Illinois Gov. Otto Kerner directing revocation of any state- licensed public facility practicing discrimination. Living Space at Premium Near U. of I. Campus URBANA, 111. (AP)—A housing pinch has forced coeds into temporary dormitory space at the University of Illinois and prevented 125 women from finding campus quarters. A check Thursday showed 94 coeds are sleeping on bunks placed in dressing rooms and lounges in women's dormitories. It also showed that 52 girJs with permits to enter haven't been able to make housing arrangements and that 64 potential coeds Okawville to Mark 125th Anniversary OKAWVILLE, 111. (AP)-Okawville is observing its 125th anniversary this weekend with a two- day celebration with a 19th century flavor. Men of this community of 930 residents 40 miles from St. Louis liave grown beards and the worn' en have assembled wardrobes of gowns styled to pioneer fashions. For one of the two parades, on Saturday, the townspeople have collected antique automobiles, buggies, fringe-topped surreys, a farm threshing rig and Conestoga wagons, forerunners of today'; louse trailers. As parade of historical floats vill be held on Sunday. Other events include a beauty contest, an outdoor show and carnival. Warden Club Hosts Lions Of District WORDEN — Approximately 85 ..ions from eight clubs attended i zone meeting and training ichool here at the Trinity Lutheran Church Thursday evening. Following a dinner served by the Lutheran women, Wesley Bartimus of Brownstown, District 1-G governor, welcomed the group and explained the purpose of the training school. Clarence Decker of Wood River, international director then spoke briefly. The training sessions were for presidents and vice presidents; secretaries and treasurers; membership and attendance committees; activities committees lor the blind; bulletin and program committees; tail twisters and Lion tamers, and inter - club activities. Twenty - four members attended from the Edwardsville Club; 20 from Worden; 10 from Godfrey; 7 from Wood River; 8 from Staunton; 5 from Benld; 3 from M. Olive, and one from Venice. It was announced that the district convention will be held in Vandalia in April. WHO'S AFRAID OF THE 13TH Four masters at portraying evil characters in the movies get together on the set of their new film—"Comedy of Terror"—to show how they defy superstitions of Friday the 13th. Left to right: Basil Rathbone spilling salt —bad luck omen. Vincent Price under a ladder—representing "meet the devil" superstition. Peter Loire stroking a black cat. Boris Karloff using a hammer to smash a mirror. (AP Wirephoto) Jerseyville May Establish Junior Achievement Center Widow Says Scott Was 'Afraid' EAST ST. LOUIS, 111. m The widow of a slain former night club owner testified before a coroner's jury Thursday that her husband had been "afraid and cautious." The St. Clair County jury returned a verdict of homicide by person or persons unknown in the death of Willard Scott. Scott, 47, was found shot to death gangland style in his auto Tuesday night outside East St. Louis. He was the former operator of the old Club 88. Mrs, Mary Scott told the jury nothing unusual occurred before her husband left home Tuesday night. When asked if Scott had any enemies, she said, she did not know. Jersey Gets S 622 in Sales Tax JERSEYVILLE - The City of Jerseyville will receive $5,622.62 for its share of the city sales tax collected during May for the April tax collection in the municipality. Figures were released this week by the information service of the Department of Finance. The amount represents a tax of one half of one per cent levied on retail sales in the city for April less four per cent administration charge by the State of Illinois. Other incorporated areas received the following amounts for the April period: Elsah, $19.02; Fieldon $28.87; Grafton, $217.29 and Medora $234.48. Jersey county's share of the county retailers' occupation tax for the same period totaled $933.71 after deduction of the four pel- cent cost of administration by the State of Illinois. Reports Smoke From Sink Garbage Unit Firemen were called to the homo of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Klopp, 314 Chnrlenr Cf., at 7:35 a.m. today where an apparent do-1 A majority of the 20 team fective sink garbage disposal unit |members of the 1963 American had caused a smoke odor in the house. Firemen after making sure there was no fire in progress advised Klope to got (ho rtrvk-n Mt. Everest expedition developed their skills in Mt. Rainier and Grand Teton National Parks. fixed. Apples to Be in Early This Year CARBONDALE, 111. (AP) — Southern Illinois' apple harvest may be concluded by the first week of October, almost a month ahead of normal, the Illinois Fruit Growers Exchange said today. Exchange officials said late frosts affected the crop somewhat, but that the harvest can be considered good. Some varieties will have been completely harvested by next week, they said, The region's fruit industry had counted on apples to offset losses of more than 95 per cent of the peach crop and 25 per cent of the strawberry crop. JERSEYVILLE — E m m e 11 Murphy, executive secretary of the Jerseyville Chamber of Commerce, reported Thursday afternoon that an effort is under way to establish a Junior Achievement Center here. During the past week a representative of Junior Achievement of Mississippi Valley, Inc., met with a local group in the offices of the Jerseyville Chamber of Commerce. school students an understanding of the operation and values of the free enterprise system and provide an actual business experience in the components of management, production, sales and accounting. While this will continue as a project of the Chamber of Commerce the venture will be shared broadly by other organiza- This organization, with national headquarters in New York, is represented in the St. Louis area by eight centers now operating 183 companies in St. Louis, East St. Louis, Granite City, Alton, and Wood River. Preliminary discussion by the Junior Achievement Committee of the local Chamber considered the establisliment of four companies for Jerseyville with 20 to 25 members each. These would be drawn from the senior, junior and sophomore classes of the Jesey Community High School. The underlying purpose of Junior Achievement is to give high tions, industry and business. "It is felt that this well-proven activity is much needed here and that once well established it will pay dividends to the community", Murphy said. Murphy also added that the C (of C was fortunate in having two [young men in the area who have ! participated as advisers. They I are Finis Schultz and Jerry Graham. School Job May Shut Down Ladies' and Misses' 4.95 to 9.95 FLATS Famous $' Labels Others $1.00 to $2.90 All Sizes and Colors In Lot WESTERN SHOE STORES 804-06 E. Broadway 1.99 SCHOOL TIME Awards to 10 3j?r Busy Feet Need Constant Care Feet that run to and from classes every day need periodic check-ups. Bring your little scholars in for an examination. If they need new shoes, have them fitted out in Cduiardt, The Shoe for Children, by our skilled fitters —for comfort and protection for growing feet. Bring the pre-school children in, too — fluiards Todlins will get them off to a good start. THIRD AND STATE STS.—PHONE 465-7531 CENTRALIA, 111. (AP) — Contractors estimated today construction of a $14 million state! school for the mentally retarded; will be shut down in two weeks | unless a bricklayers' walkout is settled. Bricklayers walked out Sept. 6 as workers hired locally protested employment of persons from dis tant counties. No picket lines were established, and othei crafts continued working. Negotiators said a meeting Wednesday with union representatives was a failure. have been denied permits until they find living quarters. Plan Now To Attend THE ILLINOIS GOSPEL SINGING CONVENTION SAL, Sept. 14-6 'til Midnight SUN,, Sept, 15-10 a.m.'til 5 pan. Woodrow Wilson Grade School Hartford, Illinois This Convention will bring many singing groups from Illinois and adjoining states for these two fine programs. Donation — $1.00 Children Under 12 Free An Offering Will Be Taken Sunday Afternoon ROYAL SONS QUARTET-HOST 440 Prospect St. Wood River, III. ^fe A whit* and reody*mix«d body colon 'FISCHER BI ™ BUILDING SUPPLY GERSON ST. AT THE BELTLINE For Good Lumber Call This Number—465-7701 I i'ui-lt I'KKIC All Day! Open All Day Sulurdu.v. L PITTSBURGH* PAINTS ¥ W W \\l/ NK W ¥ W 1 W w IS ST VJORTlTs5 TO YOU TO HAVE A BETTER LAWN? That's all it costs for a big bag of Scotts famous TURF BUILDER. 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