Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 17, 1963 · Page 2
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 17, 1963
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PAGE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1963 Improvements Board to Consider Plans for Neighborhood Sewers CLOUDY AND COOL rain from Hurricane Cindy is due Tuesday night in western Gulf states. Rain is due in north Pacific coast states while showers are forecast in the entire western two thirds of the nation from the Mississippi westward except in south Pacific coast states and East, West Both Have Problems By JAMES iMARLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) - About the only consolation for President Kennedy in these troubled days at home and abroad is that Soviet Premier Khrushchev has climbed down off his back for a while. Khrushchev's time is taken up with Red China, while Kennedy tries to cope with racial troubles in. this country, with getting Senate approval of a limited nuclear test-ban treaty, and with restoring sense and order in South Viet Nam. The Soviets have treated the United States almost amiably, Compared with the past, ever since this country and Britain signed the test-ban agreement with the Soviet Union in Moscow Aug. 5. Restraint They have even been restrained about American racial disorders, although that's a subject made to measure for Communist propaganda. There can be any number of guesses about the reasons. The Russians don't want to give Senate opponents of the treaty ex- Advantages Seen in Wheat Skle WASHINGTON (AP)— U.S. officials see some grains of sunshine in ^Canada's sale of $500 million worth of wheat to the Soviet Union. They believe the deal— the biggest commercial wheat transaction in history — will brighten prospects for larger U.S. wheat sales abroad and dramatize Communist farm' failures. Under the agreement announced in Ottawa Monday, Canada will se^l Russia 228 milllion bushels of wheat over the next 10 J /£ months. Part of the deal involves shipment of $33 million of the wheat directly to Cuba. Sen. Kenneth Keating, R-N.Y., termed this "a shocking breach" of Western Hemisphere efforts to isolate the Castro regime and called for a strong U.S. protest. Kennedy administration sources indicated, however, that Washington would not lodge a complaint. They said Canada had informed the United States of the agreement shortly before it was signed. The United States raised ques tions about the Cuba shipments but Canada said Russia had made them a necessary condition to the transaction. U.S. diplomats were not protesting because Washington's own embargo does not forbid selling food or medicines to Cuba. Traditionally Russia has been an exporter of wheat and Premier Khrushchev even boasted that the Soviet Union's agriculture would overtake that of the United States by 1963. tra ammunition before the Senate approves or the Russians want a new era of better relations witl this country because of their dis aster with the Chinese. The completely skeptical prob ably see in this Russian amiability and the test-ban agreement isel a cynical scheme to hypnotize the West into lowering its guard bj giving it a false sense of peace and security. But without any of those rea sons there is another explanation for the Soviets' recently muted tones toward the West: the Sovie Union has its hands full with its former Chinese ally. Since Aug. 5 the Soviet anc Chinese attacks on each other— the Chinese denounced the tes: ban—have become as hysterica as Soviet-Chinese attacks on the West used to be. Split This Russian-Chinese split, whic would be plenty excuse for the Soviet Union to switch its majoi attention from West to East, is perhaps the greatest break for the Western world since the war. The two giant Communist allies, working together, had the resources for endless mischief and perhaps unimagined gains in every corner and continent on earth. As rivals they may well cancel out 1 th'eir ambition to communize the •world although it seems certain "Red China Will, never stop, short of military defeat, trying to take over at least all of Asia. Nevertheless, improved Russian -Western relations have their own dangers for the Western Allies: the possibility that, feeling the Soviet menace has .slackened, they will lose their sense of interdependence and also split up. French President Charles de Gaulle, consciously or not, may be reflecting exactly such a state of mind in his several acts o! contrary and painful individualism since the beginning of this year. When the danger from the Soviet Union seemed greater than it does now, De Gaulle was far les intransigent and unpredictable. He began irritating this country sorely only after the United States forced Khrushchev to back down on his Cuba missiles. After that crisis subsided State Department people here began developing a kind of diplomatic euphoria with predictions that winds of change were sweeping the world although at that time last fall there wasn't a breeze blowing. They couldn't and didn't foresee that by January De Gaulle would have messed up the Common Market by refusing to let Britain in or that by August there would be a test-ban agreement, signed with the Soviet Union. For their part the Russians, at this moment, can hardly know where they are or where they are going with the Red Chinese whose menace to the Soviet Union will increase, and not diminish, as their power and weaponry in crease. At Edwardsville Union Laborers Reject City's Contract Offer EDWARDSVILLE - City em- ployes represented by Laborers Local 179 rejected an offer from the city Monday for a total monthly salary increase of $13 for each employe spread over a two-year period. The city's proposal would provide an increase of $7 a month per man in the first year and $G per month the second year under the contract. Seventeen city employes affiliated with the labor local here cast a unanimous vote against the city'h wage offer at a meeting Monday evening at the Labor Temple. Union president Allen Boner and business agent Charles Steward presided at the meeting. pity employes are seeking a 165 * month increan for each man in the first year and $50 per month the second year in a proposed two-year wage pact. Em- ployes of the street, water, sewer and garbage departments who are affiliated with the union are paid on a monthly basis. A $65 per month wage hike sought by the union is $58 higher than $7 offered by the city to union employes. A $50 per month hike the second year is $44 higher than a $6 offer from the city. Six employes of the water department are paid $4H5 per month. Four men in the garbage department and three in the street crew receive $380 a month. The present agreement between the city and union expires Oct. 1, Steward said. A negotiation session is scheduled lor Wednesday between city officials and union representatives. parts of southern Plateau. It will be warmer in Great Lakes, the Ohio, Tennessee and middle Mississippi valleys and parts of southern Atlantic coast states, and cooler in northern Plateau and Plains and northern and central Atlantic coast states. (AP VVirephoto Map) WeatherForecast Alton and vicinity: Increasing cloudiness and slightly warmer tonight with the low in the mid 60s. Considerable cloudiness Wednesday and occasional showers or thundershowers. A little cooler with the high around 80. Kennedy Pushes Aid BUI By STERLING F. GREEN Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON (AP)—President Kennedy told American businessmen today that "disastrous" cuts by the House in foreign aid funds would damnge the country's ex port trade as well as its security In a speech prepared for 400 executives at the White House Conference on Export Expansion Kennedy made a bid for industry support in the administration's push for restoration of the aic money in the Senate. "I hope you will join me in seeking to reverse these disastrous cuts," he said. Although the two-day export conference was called to enlist jusiness cooperation in the gov- ernmentwide effort to eliminate he- balance of payments deficit, Kennedy devoted a' third of his what he called "om much abused foreign aid program." The White House foreign aid re quest was $4.5 billion, but aftei successive slashes by the House Foreign Affairs Committee anc the House itself, the authorization bill now calls for only $3.5 billion Explaining his contention thai the cuts would impair private commerce, Kennedy said: "No foreign aid program, of course can or should substitute for priv ate initiative. But it can assist in breaking the path; and that is ai important reason for us all to give support. "These aid expenditures abroac are not, as is sometimes believed the cause of our adverse balance of payments. More than 80 pei cent of our current aid commitments are for expenditures in the United States; and next year offshore (foreign) expenditures by aid will be even lower. "But aid can help our balance of payments by helping exports— and the recent cuts in this pro- ram by the House of Representatives, while saving at most only $20 million in American dol ars on our balance of payments accounts, will have a severe im oact upon our exports as well as our security." Before the President spoke, See •atary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz urged the businessmen to expand their exports to help close the full employment gap as svell as the balance of payments gap. Wirtz said every $1 billion of lidded exports creates 150,000 new jobs for American workers. Production for export sale, he said, engages 14 to 15 per cent of the payrolls in industries making light nachinery, chemicals and metals. "High wages, high productivity and high labor standards have marched hand in hand with increasing exports," Wirtz said. 'The United States has built the vorld's greatest trading volume oii such foundations." Man Hurt in Truck Crash At Wood River WOOD RIVER - A 46-year-old Missouri truck driver was admlt- ed to Wood River Township Hos )ital Monday at 8:50 a.m. tor njuries incurred in an accident t the interestion of Rtes. 6li and 67. IX'lails of the accident were no) n-ailable. He was Merl Walker, 251 Red nan St., Ferguson, Mo. Walknr incurred injuries of the back, head and mikle when his truck went out of control and crashed. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. A meeting of Alton Board of ! Local Improvements for discussion of its plans 'to provide neighborhood sewers is being arranged for early next week, Mayor P W. Day has announced. Public Works Director Paul A. Lou?, said the meeting will have i the purpose of a general review of the local improvement situation, with special thought to small district sewers that will become possible with forthcoming construction of the east side interceptor sewer. Preliminary plans for the east side interceptor, a companion bond issue project to the south- side interceptor, now under contract, have been forwarded to the State Sanitary Water Board for review and suggestions, said Lenz. and is considered for a bid call during the winter. Federal Grant Approval of the plans by the slate board and the federal department of public health is required in connection with a promised $100,000 grant of federal funds for its construction. Now that the eastside interceptor project is well advanced said Lenz, time has been reached for the improvements board to study district projects it will make possible and take steps toward shaping some for initiation next year. C. H. Sheppard, project engineer on the district sewer local improvement program, said that at request of the board he has sketched out 'areas in Milton Heights and other recently annexed territory that are presently without local sewers and has prepared suggestions how each could be shaped up for local improvements. He will be ready to report his suggestions at the coming board session. Sheppard said he also will report some revisions he has made in the plans for the dormant Riverview-Shelly-Topping sewer project which it is hoped will make this movement financially feasible. The improvements board recently voted to reinitiate this project which bogged down a year ago largely due to cost angles. The board also seeks to revive the dormant Krum-Depny sewer project. Sheppard said that the east side interceptor will afford outlet facilities for many areas without sewers on the city's expanded easterly and northerly sections annexed during the last several years. He estimated mat final plans for the east side interceptor could be completed within a month after preliminary plans have been approved by state and federal agencies. Besides affording outlets for areas without sewers, Sheppard said the east side interceptor will provide relief for the presently overloaded 50-year-old Upper Alton sanitary sewer. The relief connection to the interceptor would be constructed from a point near S. Rodgers and Morrison Avenues on the easterly edge of the city. The east side interceptor will require many easements to cross properties and these are now be ing obtained through the city con- cultanl attorneys on the sewer program, he said. Most of the needed easements have already been secured from the sewage disposal plant northward as far as College Avenue. His firm now is preparing property descriptions for additional easements where the interceptor continues northward to bend westward along the northerly part of Upper Alton and Middletown. Soviet-Chinese Border Incident Reported TOKYO (AP)—A new border train incident involving Communist China and the Soviet Unions has been disclosed by Peking. CONSTANT VIGIL ABERDEEN, S.D. — The nursery staff of St. Luke's Hospital at Aberdeen keeps an around-clock watch over the Fischer quintuplets, going into their fourth day of life today berthed in iso- lettes in which temperature and humidity is constantly controlled. (AP Wire- photo. Quints Doing Fine in Fourth Day; Gifts Continue to Pour on Family In New York General Assembly Opens UN Session By TOM HOGE UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) -The thaw in Soviet-Western relations heartened delegates of 111 member states convening to open the 18th General Assembly today but trouble brewed over white rule in Africa. Diplomats were expected to press demands during the 3-month session to follow up the limited nuclear test-ban treaty with further steps in easing East-West tensions. Many kept an ear cocked for over racial strife in made plain they will concentrate their fire on the racial and colonial policies of South Africa and Portugal with demands for an economic boycott and renewed attempts to oust both nations from the world forum. Britain also will be the target for Asian-African charges that It is supporting a white government in Rhodesia at the expense of the mainly black population. The South Viet Nam government's struggle with the nation's Buddhists also is expected to rumblings Af TLT 3 2Afrk ; an delegations have i T.K, United States i support a demand by 14 said By DAN PERKES Associated Press Staff Writer ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - The Fischer quintuplets went into their fourth day today, breathing easily and with reported good color on all of them. Dr. James Berbos, who brought the four girls, and a boy into the world between 1 and 3 a.m. Saturday had termed the first 72 hours crucial. He left St. Luke's Hospital shortly before midnight, apparently satisfied his charges were doing well. But he warned that the premature quints born to Mrs. Mary Ann Fischer, 30, still could have hurdles, saying, "There's no magic number for any danger period. It just depends on their day-today condition." First Formula The quints took their first formula Monday—about a teaspoon of artificial milk every two hours 6 Ask City to Grade And Surface Street Six property owners in Olive Place have addressed a petition to Mayor P. W. Day and the City Council asking their street be graded, shaped, and stone surfaced before winter. The'petitioners say the street was dug up for the Holly Hill sewer in the that drainage restored. They —and were reported to be assimilating it well. At the same time, the babies got their full names and an array of gifts informally assessed at more than $35,000. Their mother had her first meeting with newsmen since the births, and told three photographers Monday night, "I feel fine." The photographers, permitted in her room only 10 minutes to shoot still pictures, television tape and movie film on a pool basis, reported Mrs. Fischer very cheerful. home or buy tlu-m one. There to build a new home. Others gave new kitchen and laundry facilities for a new house, free landscaping and free moving service. The babies received insurance policies, stock certificates and every item of clothing and baby accessories possible. Mrs. Fischer is expected to go home the latter part of the week, but the babies won't get out of their incubators for another five to seven weeks. I touch off fireworks. it will Asian- African nations for General Assembly debate on their charges that President Ngo Dinh Diem has suppressed Buddhist rights in South Viet Nam. Normally the question would be aired first in the social committee which deals with human rights, but the Asian-Africans want a di- continues to operate the Alton j r{ . t .f full-dress assembly debate. Water Co.'s pumping plant as the! Main attraction of the opening strike by the laborers enters its' week ^will ^be the appearance of ninth day today. At the present time there no meeting scheduled and the situation remains status quo. The strike started Aug. 9 when • pearan ^ e I Four Men Are Still Running Water Plant The four-man supervisory staff President Kennedy who is sched- luled to deliver the U.S. policy 1S speech Friday. It will be Kennedy's first ap- before the assembly negotiations between Laborers Local 218 and the water company broke down. The laborers have asked that work clothes be issued them and the company has refused. Other issues concern wages and vacations. The operating engineers refused to cross the picket line at 4 p.m. Aug. 11 and the supervisors have been running the plant. since 1961. A diplomatic luncheon has been arranged Canadian Prime Mini him and Lester B. Pearson by Secretary General U Thant. Kennedy is not expected to confer privately with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko or any other diplomats during his brief stay in New York. Gromyko. head of the Soviet U.N. delegation, is expected to give his government's policy statement Thursday. dition last winter was such thdt cars got stuck and some had to be towed out. The petition goes to the council at its meeting next week. Underwriters to Hear E. W. Lehen Edgar W. Lehen, district manage of the Social Security Administration, will address the Alton Association of Life Underwriters Friday at a luncheon at Lewis & Clark restaurant. Lehen will speak on social security. He has been associated ivith the program since 1937 and for the past 13 years he has served as district manager in Alton. The Alton Association has a membership of 60 leading life in- urance salesmen and is one of 830 affiliates of the National Association of Life Underwriters. Mrs. Fischer and her husband, Andrew, 38, made the final decision on names for the four girls Monday night. They will be called Mary Ann, Mary Catherine, Mary Margaret and Mary Magdalene. The lone boy had been named James Andrew earlier. : Mary Ann is named after her mother; Mary Catherine is named for Sister Mary Stephen, the St. Luke's Hospital administrator who was Catherine Davis before she became a nun; Mary Margaret if named for Margaret Dorman, chief nurse in pediatrics at St. Luke's; and Mary Magdalene is named for her paternal grandmother. The quints were deluged with gifts, ranging from diaper service to college scholarships. Scholarships The offers included a four-year i report its con- scholarship for James Andrew to; LAST DAY TOMORROW WEDNESDAY fall of 1961 and was not properly! FASHION BARGAIN DAYS Larry McCoy Will Head Teen Club at Wood River WOOD RIVER — Larry McCoy las been elected president of the icwly formed Teen-Age Club,, sponsored by the Eagles Lodge as a portion of the youth guid j nee program. Sue Comer was elected vice ^resident; and named to the joard of trustees are: Jim Goner, Marshall Wood, Larry Da- icki, Richard Settles, and Larry McCoy. Organizational plans were completed and officers elected at a Monday meeting in the Eagles Hall. The club has been organized by the Eagles for the purpose of providing a program of super vised recreation for the young people of the area, Barney Schroeder, lodge president, reports. To date plans have been completed to hold an orchestra dancing party each Monday from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Lodge Hall at 558 E. Ferguson Ave. Membership in the club is open to all young people of the community. Further information may be obtained by contacting any of the club officers, Schroeder, Mrs. Carl Lackey, auxiliary president; or Larry McCoy Sr., who is serving as club sponsor. Members of the lodge and auxiliary will serve as chaperones at each of the parties and the bar of the lodge will remain closed throughout the evening, Schroeder stated. Plans for other activities of tho club, membership fees, etc., will be ma,de by the club executive board working with the youth sponsor, and a committee of the lodge. Seventy two young people attended the first of the series of dancing parties in the hall Monday, with the Pete Carroll band providing the music, DIAL 465-4271 Convenient Shopping WARDS • ••v• f* i ••» »*T» Plaza Shopping C«nftr St. Joseph's College in Philadel-j phia, scholarships to all five at Northern State College here, anc scholarships for all four girls to two girls' schools, Presentation Junior College here and Mount Mary College at Yankton, S.D. The latter two are operated by orders of Catholic nuns. The Fischers also faced a decision on whether to move to a different home when things settle down. Their landlords, Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Harrington, offered to give the family the house now occupied, or land for a new home. The Chamber of Commerce promised either to build the Fischers a new MORE PROTECTION BUT YOUR COST IS LOWER! For more than 85 years Millers' Mutual has provided sound insurance protection at a substantial savings in cost. It will pay you to check with MILLERS' MUTUAL before you renew your present HOME, BUSINESS and AUTO INSURANCE. No Membership Fee Jerry Gould Office 466-0651 Alter C p.m. 462-0686 MILLERS' MUTUAL OP IULINOI* N9URANCV V MITO t MOM! with only a small handful of SUPER-BARGAINS which are much more than 10% OFT which are net prices. (In Monday nite's "Telegraph".) ASK THE OFFICER if you got lost on the way Downtown, because everybody can direct you to Landmark Store, known for quality at low prices everyday, so you can take advantage of of the extra saving* during the OLD FASHION BARGAIN DAYS OF 10% OFF. To-morrow, Wednesday, is the last day. IF YOU HAD TROUBLE on the way Downtown, hurry and get it fix«d, because Old Fashion Bargain Days ends Wednesday at 5 p.m.. Ask a friend to bring you or borrow a car, or (if worst comes to worst), walk (and you'll learn a lot about your town while walking—like maybe you need a new pair of shoes), Anyway, hurryl Reasonable limits on all items, No sales to dealers. Hurryl Wednesday last dayl Shop Mon., Thurs., Fii. nife till 9 ^H*_-^ -V- ^S^-* 8mm THIRP ANP PIA9A • ALTON I

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