Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 17, 1963 · Page 1
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Alton, Illinois
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Inside: EDITORIAL .... PAGE 4 OBITUARY ... PAGE 8 MARKETS .... PAGE S FAMILY . . , PAGE 8 SPORTS .... . ; PAGE 12 TELEVISION . . PAGE IS CLASSIFIED . . . ! . PAGE 15 COMICS PAGE 18 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years SHOWERS | WEDNESDAY Low 65, High 80 (Complete Weather, Pag« t) Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVIII, No. 208 ALTON, ILL., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1963 18 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Presa, List 2 for Wood River Postmaster Leo Militello has been recommended for the post of permanent postmaster by Wood River precinct committeemen, the Telegraph learned today. Militello was ruled ineligible for the postmastership in a notice from the Civil Service Commission March 29. Also recommended for the position by the committeemen was Dudley Watson, according to the report. The committeemen, the Telegraph learned, gave Militello a vote of confidence in their recommendation, declaring that they would like to see him get the po sition. However, they then selected .Watson as their second recommendation from the top three applicants as listed by the Civil Service Commission. The three top applicants were listed by the commission as. Bill McGuire, current assistant postmaster, Armond Counsil and Watson, in that order. Watson, however, was selectee by the committeemen as their selection over McGuire and Counsil. Militello, acting postmaster for about 2*/z years since March 1961, received word of his ineligibility last March. The commission in its statement on Mjlitello said "alter careful consideration of all the inform; >h obtained in your case^'i/ has been determined that yofiT*J not fully meet the re quirement for eligibility for the position, . . "Your application has, therefore, been assigned an ineligible rating and in view of this your name cannot be placed on the register of eligibles from which certification will be made to the post office department for consideration to this position." In April Militello announced that he would appeal the civil service ineligibility rating. It was later announced that the rating had been sustained following the appeal. Militello told,the. Telegraph today that he hopes he still has a chance for the position. "I have now had two and one- half years of experience on the job thus eliminating the possibility of anyone saying I don't have any supervisory experience," he added. He said he feels Congressman Melvin Price still has the power to appoint him ... and I have faith in him." Attempts to reach Gene Jotte, Price's secretary, were unsuccessful today. LONE OCCUPANT Mrs. Seibold's Bake Shop is the only occupant of quarters on the east side of Washington Square shopping center. Other facilities on this side of the build- ing shown here are vacant, with renters reported waiting to move in when the inside construction is finished. Bank Wants Its Say In Shopping Center Negroes in Birmingham Put Blame on Wallace Rare These Days, but... March OH His Wrist Broken by Crank Kick Capital Planned By GEORGE LEIGHTY Telegraph Staff Writer Shades of the past! Someone went to an Alton hospital Monday with a broken wrist, suffered when he was cranking an automobile engine. Robert W. Hogle, 20, of Meadowbrook turned up at Alton Memorial Hospital with a right wrist fracture. 'I was cranking an engine and it belched fire—that's when I jumped back and let go," Hogle said. "The crank hit me on the wrist." Such accidents came by the dozens back in the 1920's but are as rare today as mustache cups. Hogle says his extreme youth is no excuse. "I know all about cranking an engine. 'It doesn't make any difference how you hold your mouth, tongue out or in, you've still got to keep your hand on the crank." Hogle says he learned while driving an old model car that didn't have a starter. "You cup your hand when you grab the crank . . . you never wrap your whole hand around the handle or get your thumb in the way," he says. "This was an old V-4 engine, one of the first ever built and is on a welding outfit. "I knew better than to let go of the handle, but when it belched fire I jumped," he says. He said he would remember the rules of the old cranking game the next time. Pact Still Picking Up Support The St. Louis bank which is holding a note on the financially- troubled Washington Square Shopping Center wants to place two men on the corporation's board of directors, the Telegraph was told today. A Security Trust Co. of St. Louis representative made the request at a meeting Monday night in the offices of the shop- ping center. However, when a vote was taken, the bank representatives were not included in the new board of directors. But the difficulty was not insurmountable, the Telegraph was told and another meeting will be held at 7 p.m. next Tuesday. A refinancing proposal has WASHINGTON (AP) — The limited nuclear test ban treaty picked up another promised vote (today — that of Sen. Sam Ervin been arranged with the repre- D-N.C, Bethalto Schools Election Nov. 12 Bethalto Community Unit £ will take another crack this year at alleviating its financial problems when it holds a tax referendum Nov. 12 to raise the rate by 52% cents,' it was decided by Goldwater, Rockefeller Pledge Aid By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Barry Goldsvater says he; will support Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller if the governor wins the Republican presidential nomination. Rockefeller come close to a parallel pledge but ties in an if. Rockefeller said his backing would go to any GOP nominee — Goldwater included — who runs on a platform that "realistically and positively" faces current and future opportuni- the school board Monday night. If approved, the increase would hike the educational fund of $1.40 on $100 assessed valuation to the legal limit of $1.80. The school board also asked he voters to approve a raise in he building fund from 25 cents to 37Vi cents on $100 assessed valuation. The combined rate increases vould amount to the 52Vz cents. In a vote March 30 the pro- problems ties. Goldwater said without qualification, "Yes I would," when asked if he would support Rocke feller if the New Yorker was nominated at the national convention. Goldwater said In answer to a question he didn't know why Rockefeller was "reluctant" to make a flat statement of support, "I haven't talked to the governor in several months, now,' Goldwater said. Malaysia Splits With Indonesia KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP)—Malaysia today broke diplomatic relations v/ith Indonesia and the Philippines, the government announced. Shortly before the announcement, screaming, rock-throwing Malay demonstrators stormed the Indonesian Embassy compound, setting fire to one building and smashing windows and furniture The riot was retaliation for a similar mob action Monday against the Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta and the Malayan Consulate in Medan, North Sumatra. Indonesia bitterly opposes the new Malaysian Federation of Ma laya, Singapore, Sarawak anc North. ^Borneo. More than 1,000 persons took part in the demonstration at Kuala Lumpur. About 200 surged into the embassy grounds. No one was injured during the 35-minute demonstration. posed increase was defeated by 146 votes, 561 to 415. Kermit L. Harden, superintendent of schools, said the additional money is needed to increase salaries, making them competitive with other districts; purchase new equipment and repair or replace old equipment; and expand teaching supplies. Harden, in elaborating on the needs, said it is difficult to get op rate teachers if the salary of- ered them is much lower than hat of neighboring districts. "New equipment is constantly needed to replace out-dated and ivorn out "pieces, and there is a need .for more teaching aids and supplies," Harden pointed out. Harden told the Telegraph the board had previously voted to lold the tax referendum, but withheld announcement because there was a bill before Gov. Otto Kerner that would provide funds for school systems, such as Bethalto, that needed additional aid. Kerner vetoed the measure. If the Governor had passed the bill, it would have provided the same amount of money as that in the proposed tax increase for this year, Harden said. The Bethalto school system has had a progressively worsening financial picture and at last report was $125,00 in debt. sentatives of Tecurity Trust, holder of an unpaid $800,000 first mortgage, and plaintiff in a mortgage foreclosure suit now pending in circuit court. The refinancing proposal, which has reportedly been arranged by Herman Wilkerririg, president of Diversified Development Corp. involves the refinan-- cing operation under which a total of $1,200,000 would be raised, the Telegraph has been told. Plan for Financing The $1,200,000 total would be raised by issuing $l,050, 6Vz percent secured ;• tJondfr-payable in five years and $150,000 in 5 percent interest unsecured notes, payable in seven years. Security Trust Co., already has agreed to purchase the entire $1,050,000 issue, provided only that the prior mortgage held by it in the amount of $800,000 be paid from proceeds. The settlement would include dismissal of pending foreclosure proceedings and termination of receivership of property. Elected to the five -member board of directors Monday night, the Telegraph was lold, were Sam Sanner and Walter Grabner (by the minority stockholders) and Emerson Baetz, Herman Wilkening and Miss Margaret Berrigan (by the majority stockholders.) Ervin, who had been uncommit ted, told the Senate he had come to his decision in belief that re jection of the treaty "would ir retrievably damage, if not absolutely destroy, any opportunity for the United States to furnish leadership to the free world dur ing the foreseeable future." Ervin's announcement'raised t 78 the number of senators com mitted to or inclined to vote fo ratification. There is announcei opposition by 13 senators and remain, doubtful or undecided. •Eatracation requires a two thirds majority of those voting or 67 if all 100 senators vote. As to prospects for the vote Democratic leader Mike Mans field of Montana told newsmen h is hopeful it can be reached thi week. Mansfield, who saw reporter after the weekly meeting of con gressional leaders with Presiden Kennedy, said there would be vo ing this week on reservations an understandings even if the fina vote on ratification has to go ove until next week. Ervin said his decision to sup port the treaty was the most di: This left no positions for two directors requested by TODAY'S CHUCKLE It would be wonderful if high prices would come down once in a while to get* on speaking terms with the country in which they were raised. (© 1963, General Features Corp.) UF Already Has $22,270 in Pledges Pledges of a whopping $22.270 were announced this mornin« at the first Alton-Wood River United Fund Advance Gifts report meeting. The 11 teams, with a total of 1,534 prospects, reported on 16 contacts made. Goal of the Advance Gifts Division is $120.000. Robert Hosier, general superintendent of the division, announced that he was pleased with the start of the campaign, but said "the big job is still ahead." He asked each • worker at the report meeting to redouble efforts. Hosier also asked the men to "keep their giving sights high." TEAM Carpenters Cement Finishers Steamfitters Interior Decorators Plumbers Iron Workers Teamsters Glaziers Bricklayer! Electricians SUPERINTENDENT Robert S. Minsker Sid E. Cahoon George Phillips Mrs. Harry Mondhink Joe Victor William Fisher R. F. Judson John Paul Dr. Gaines Smith John Dippel Operating Engineers Al Barnerd GOAL. $11,780 10,014 10,714 13,«00 10,415 10,61)3 10,706 18,200 10,108 10,080 10,000 1120,000 He suggested that they "ask for that modest 10 per cent increase which is so necessary for the campaign to reach its goal." The Advance Gifts Division campaign is scheduled to close Friday night. A breakdown of the pledges, teams and goals is as follows; CARDS TOTAL REPORTED PLEDGED 29 $2,946.00 12 2,721.00 12 1,746.00 15 2,421.00 14 1,755.00 12 1,781.00 12 1,706.00 14 1,990.00 11 1,671.00 14 1,881.00 21 1,652.00 the the bank under current procedures, the Telegraph was told. It was reported the rest of the details of the refinancing were agreed upon and at the resumption of the recessed meeting next Tuesday night, another election will be held in attempt to meet the requirements of the bank. Suit Filed in January A suit was filed in January asking a receivership be appointed in the matter by John T. Roach, attorney on behalf of nine minority stockholders of the corporation who contended the affairs of the corporation have been mismanaged. Joseph Goldfarb, an Upper Alton businessman, was appointed receiver by Alton City Judge I. H. Streeper. Wilkening was cleared in' May of any alleged defalcation in regard to either the firm's funds or property by Circuit Judge James D. Monroe, Jr. in summarizing the issues. The proposed settlement next Tuesday is expected to end litigation over financial affairs of [he corporation. Union and Water Co. To Meet ficult one he has had since h came to the Senate nine yeai ago. He said he had misgivings based on military consideration! about ihe treaty but felt ratifica tion was "the less of the two un desirable choices available t us.' Hurricane Strikes Texas, Is Beginning to Disintegrate The treaty drew support from Sen. Stuart Symington and opposition from Sen. Strom Thurmond. "Unless there can be some understanding among the growing number of nations that will have the weapon, a nuclear holocaust is only a question of time," declared Symington, a Missouri Democrat. Symington, a former secretary of the Air Force, said in a prepared Senate speech the treaty banning all but underground testing "will not affect to any appro- ciable extent our capability to destroy the Soviet Union if a retaliatory strike is required." PORT ARTHUR, Tex. (AP) — Hurricane Cindy slammed into the Texas coast at 8 a.m. (CST) :oday with winds of 80 miles an iour and then began disintegrat- ng as it moved inland. Cindy—third hurricane of the year and the only one that has reached the mainland — hurled high wins and tides at the Texas and Louisiana coast all night. The hurricane sprang up quickly and unexpectedly Monday and diminished as rapidly today. The ill-defined eye crossed the corst between Galveston and Port Arthur. Reopened Less than an hour later, Civil Defense authorities in the Port Arthur-Beaumont-Orange area told refugees to go home. The authorities said damage was minor, although considerable loss to" the pecan crop appeared certain. An estimated 13,000 persons — most of them in Cameron Parish, La., fled ahead of the storm, as ^ half million did ahead of hurricane Carla two years ago this week. Carla killed 34 and did $500 million damage. The Cameron evacuation was spurred by memories of hurricane Audrey in 1957 when more than 500 died in that low-lying section which was battered by monumental tides. Civil Defense authorities said, "There is no major damage or flooding of homes anywhere so far as we know." The Texas Department of Public Safety said the same thing. Refugees Deputy Sheriff Carl Reon said at Cameron, La., that Cindy failed to bring as much rain or as high tides as had been expected. He said water didn't get into Main Street this time—and two years ago, during Carla, the street was 1,534 166 $22,270.00 UN Guards Trained In Stick Fighting UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —Selected members of the 176- man security force at United Nations headquarters have conv pleted a year's training in Jap anese stick fighting—yowato! The U.N. believes the technique will help to cope with the kind of melees that break out when pro and anti-Castro forces collide around headquarters. Thin, 30-inch batons for use in stick fighting were issued to the men. WAITING OUT STORM Maco Pereyra, 16-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Pereyra of Galveston, found waiting out Hurricane Cindy in a public shelter wasn't too tough when a fella makes a friend like Tosh, who didn't like the wet outside either. (AP Wirephoto) hour winds. navigable by motor boat. In addition to the estimated 10,000 who fled Cameron Parish, Port Arthur sheltered 1,500 refugees, Beaumont 525 and Galveston 1,078, Civil Defense authorities said. At least five boats were reported in trouble at one time or another in the Gulf of Mexico during the storm. Twenty-six men, trapped by the sudden forming of the storm, rode out the winds and battering waves on two offshore oil well drilling rigs. Crewmen on one rig reported 30-foot waves and 55 mile-per- Lake Charles Mayor Alfred E. Roberts declared his city in a state of emergency and said it was prepared to feed up to 10,000 refugees. Salvation Army and other relief agencies moved in. Port Arthur's 70,000 population boarded up, taped windows and sandbagged to reduce damage. DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 66° River stuse below dam at 8 a.m. 3.3 Pool 23.5. high 85". low 68". Precipitation 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. None. Kennedy Speech on TV NEW YORK (AP) - President Kennedy's speech at the United Nations Friday will be carried live by all major television and radio networks. The exact time of the address is indefinite, but it is expected to be between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. CDT. It will be carried live by television and radio networks of tlw National Broadcasting Co., Columbia Broadcasting System and American Broadcasting By HOYT HARWELL BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP)—Birmingham Negroes incensed over the bombing deaths of four of their children plan to march on Montgomery to lay directly before Gov. George C. Wallace their feeling that he is to blame for the slayings. At their first gathering since the Sunday morning dynamite blast, an estimated 1,200 Negroes took a unanimous standing vote Monday night to endorse a march on the state house. The vote came after three integration leaders called for nonviolence and accused Wallace of causing the racial tension that led to the dynamiting of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. No date for the march was set. Funeral An afternoon funeral service for Carol Robertson, 14, one of the four girls killed by the blast, was scheduled at St. John's African Methodist Episcopal church. The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth told the rally that mass services for the other three victims will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Sixth Avenue South Baptist Church—where the rally was field. The three were Denise McNair, 11, and Addie Mae Collins and Cynthia Wesley, both 14. Negro leaders here and around the nation called for,use of more federal power in Birmingham, but a government source' in Washington said there was no legal basis to put additional troops in the city now. There are 300 federalized National Guardsmen on alert here. Sheriff Melvin Bailey said two white teen-agers were arrested on an open charge in the slaying of one of two Negro boys shot to death a few hours after the dynamite blast. City police said the other youth was killed when they fired buckshot at fleeing Negroes after a rock-throwing incident. In Washington, President Kennedy expressed "a deep sense of outrage and grief" over the bombing and called on all Americans to put aside prejudices and to unite in working for justice and peace. Blames Wallace Words and actions" of Wallace and the segregation system caused the Sunday deaths, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said at the rally. He said Wallace "had allowed himself to defy the law of the land and to deal with Negro citizens in Alabama as if they didn't live in the state." The governor declined comment on the proposed march on the state capitol and on King's accusation. He had said earlier he deplored the bombing and hoped the perpetrators would be caugh't. They have not been caught. Neither have the persons who staged 21 other bombings in the past eight years. FBI bomb experts continued to (Related Story Page 't . Representatives of the While Bi-State Re-Studies... Student Bus Fares to Be Continued at Old Rate Alton Water Co. and Local 218 of the Hod Carriers and Laborers Union have agreed to meet with a federal mediator, it was announced today. J, T. Wankmuller, vice president of the company, said the meeting has been arranged for Thursday, 10 a.m. in the water company office. This was the first session scheduled between disputants in the 9-day-old strike since Thursday. Student bus passes in the Al- turs school district will continue to be sold at the old rate until Bi-State Development Agency concludes a restudy of the situation, it was announced today. E. M. Leamon, assistant school superintendent, said agency representatives who met with school officials Monday in- dicatfld that a decision would be announced "in a week or two.' Meet at Haflkell House The meeting to discuss the bus Leamon said. 'They didn't say there would be any changes or anything," he added, "but they said that as long as we did not hear from them, the bub rates would remain the same as they were before." School board member Walter Miller emphasized the school's objections made previously to the proposed weekly bus pass, particularly the fact that students would be paying for transportation they do not use during scitool pass situation was held at Has-| ho ]jd a y s or wnen they are ill. kell House. After hearing Al- KecognUeU Problem ton's objections to a proposed Miller also pointed out that, $1.50 pass limited to the week O n such holidays as Thanks- and within certain hours, Bi- giving, public buses do not oper State representatives said they ate and the student would not would reconsider- the proposal be able to use his pass at all on and arrive at some conclusion, those days, even though paying for it. Bi-State officials recognized this problem, Leamon said, but .hey also indicated that the transit system hud problems too, hat the margin of profit was very small and an attempt was being made not to go into the red. The agency officials are visiting various school districts to receive suggestions they have to make concerning rate changes and operation of the transit system, Leamon said he was lold. Alsu present, besides Leamon and Miller, was school bofti'd attorney, R. W. Griffith. Representing Bi-State were Col. R. director; Smyser, executive Carl Robinson, nd- ministrative officer; and Roy E. Rupp, assistant operating manager of the transit agency. DISPLAY BUS TICKETS Alton pupils hold up bus passes that are ittll v *^ —the passes were scheduled to be voided Jt Shown are Hutohlliiou, Mary Wlebmer and Franklin of* West Junior High S«hooi, • :&.. .-V.ASi^a^.ek-^ax JA-"u^

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