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Inside : EDITORIAL • • SPORT .. TELEVISION PAOE 10 PAOE l2 PAGE '* PAfSP II PAGE 18 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years CLOUDY SATUttDAY Low 60, High 78 (Complete Weather, P«(re 8) Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVIII, No. 211 ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1903 18 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. Death Car Pulled Out GERALD GLA8SMEYER GRAFTON ROAD WRECKAGE Wrecked car in which two were to Alton from Grafton where both often killed after it had been pulled back onto worked out their hunting dogs. The rav- Rte. 100. The car plunged into a steep vine was 15 feet deep and almost per- ravme, pinning one of the victims. The pendicular. young men apparently were returning ARTHUR HANKE 2 Die After Car Hits Tree, Dives in Ravine Bystander at Crash Fall Knocks Him Out ( Picture Page 2) Rescuers at the scene of a double-fatality auto accident Thursday night had to momentarily divert their attention to a spectator, who fell into a roadside ravine and was knocked out. Hurt in the fall into the 15-foot ditch on Highway 100 near Grafton was Danny McNear, 25, of Delhi. McNear and several companions, among 200 motorists who ga- thered during the hour - long struggle to pull a wrecked autom- bile from the ditch, pressed, too close to the side arid fell. McNear was knocked unconscious by the fall, a fact that was not realized at first. State troopers and Sheriff Paul Miller of Jersey County, intent on the original rescue operation, at first ignored reports that "somebody had fallen into that hole" on the assumption the victim would climb back out on his own power. When McNear didn't reappear several bystanders, under direction of State Trooper .Wil.sxui Schultz of Jerseyville, went into the ditch and attached a rope rescue apparatus and he was pulled out. At Jersey Community Hospital this morning McNear was suffering from shock and bruises, but his condition was not considered serious. Ecumenical Council Opens On Sept. 29 VATICAN CITY (AP) - A solemn religious ceremony, minus the lavish outdoor procession of a year ago, will re-open the Vatican Ecumenical Council Sept. 29, cer emonial officials announced today. The second session of the worldwide council of Roman Catholic prelates begins in nine days, after a recess dating from Dec. 8. Republicans to Reply To Tax Speech Tonight Hurricane Believed Forming Up BEAUMONT, Tex. (AP) — The Weather Bureau office at Houston said today that Cindy may be forming another storm or hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico aftei sweeping in a great arc across Texas and reaching the Mexican border at Brownsville. The Weather Bureau said it is watching the movement closely. The storm dumped 5-inch rains during the night in the southern most tip of Texas. Cindy, with 80-mile an hour winds and pushing 8 foot tides before it, hit Texas between Calves- ton'and Beaumont Tuesday. Then it hung over southeast Texas for a time, dumping a fraction less than two feet of water on that area. Late Thursday the barely dis- cernsible air movement had moved between Victoria and Corpus Christ! and limped on during the night to the area where Texas and Mexico meet at the coast. "I think just the edge of it is at sea and forming a storm like we had here," said E. A. Furrell. hedd of the Houston Weather Bureau office. He said no hurricane or storm eye had yet formed but that it might do so. ' Hurricanes and tropical storms lose strength over land but gain power over the sea. By EDMOND LEBRETON WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans tell the nation tonight and Saturday their side of the tax story—why they feel Congress should not cut taxes without a brake on spending. The reply to President Kennedy's radio and television appeal for his $ll-billion tax cut program will be launched this evening by Rep. John W. Byrnes of Wisconsin. Byrnes, senior Republican member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, has pledged to "oppose the tax bill A-ith every ounce of energy at my command" unless the House attaches to it a spending lid amendment he has drafted. Support The Conference of House Republicans has endorsed the Byrnes amendment. Byrnes' talk will Ibe carried by the ABC and CBS telev.sion and radio networks at 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time today and by Mutual radio at 6:35 p.m. Rep. Thomas B. Curtis of Missouri will speak on NBC television and radio at 6 p.m. Saturday. Curtis is senior Republican House member of the Joint Economic Committee and also serves on the Ways and Means Committee. The networks, which carried on Vodnesday Kennedy's Appeal for quick passage nl the tax bill with- t limiting amendments, made he equal time available at the •equest of the Republican National Committee. Byrnes' amendment makes the cut inoperative unless the President submits in January or before budget estimates of spending not exceeding $97 billion for the present fiscal year, which began July 1, and $98 billion for the succeeding year. Both these figures are under the current estimates of spending. Pledges Republicans contend they cannot rely on pledges, such as the one Kennedy renewed Wednesday, to control spending and drive for a balanced budget as soon as possible. They say the restraints must be''spelled out in law. The Democratic majority of the Ways and Means Committee wrote an economy declaration into the House bill and Kennedy endorsed it, but Byrnes dismissed this as a mere pious declaration and evi- d^noe of Democratic guilty conscience. (Obituaries Page 14) Two area men, one an employe of the Telegraph, were killed Thursday night when their "car if con tree off Rte. 100, three miles east of Grafton. Dead are Gerald Glassmeyer 28, of Rte. 1, Alton, a truck maintenance man for the Telegraph and ArthjurJHanke, 35 t ^of Rte. ] Brighton, a truck driver for Piasa Motor Fuels. Hanke also was a switchman for the New York Central Railroad, relatives said. According to state police, the eastbound car skidded on the highway, about 7:20 p.m., turn- ng backwards, its rear end hitting the tree. The car then plunged down a 15 - foot embankment on the north side of the road, com- ng to rest on its wheels. It did not overturn, police said. Hanke, the driver, was pinnec in the car, police said, and Glass meyer was partly thrown out Two tow trucks used cables to pull sections of the car apart to release Hanke, who apparently was killed instantly. He was pro nounced dead at Jersey Commun ity Hospital. Glassmeyer was rushed s t i 1 alive to St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton, but died about 10:05 p.m. The two trucks experiencec great difficulty in removing the car from the ditch with its almost perpendicular sides, a witness said. One wrecker broke its hoisting equipment and later assisted the second wrecker by pulling while the other lifted the car. The crash was the third violent auto accident to occur in the area within three days. Authorities at the scene had their, attention diverted for a time when a bystander, who was watching the investigation of the wreckage, fell into a creek. Glassmeyer and Hanke were traveling out of Grafton at the time of the accident, police said. Kennedy Suggests Joint Soviet-U.S. Moon Trip At Space Meet Sees a Boom On East Side Ad/hubei Praises Pope Paul~ 4 So Far' NAPLES, Italy (AP)-Premier Khrushchev's son-in-law says he hinks Pope Paul VI is "a good 'ope--so far." Arriving for a Communist-spon- prpd journalists' meeting Thursday, /lexei Adzhubei said he will nut t»v (o see Pope Paul. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Puppy love is sometimes the beginning of a dog's life. (£> 1063. General Features Corp.) (Related Stories on Pages It and 3) The East Side section of metropolitan St. Louis — on the Illinois side of the Mississippi — will become the bonanza of the whole United States during the next five years, James D. Idol of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis predicted Wednesday. At Grafton for the Midwest Conference on Outer Space, Idol, St. Louis C, o! C. industrial commissioner, said that Illinois coal would combine with Missouri iron and local limestone to revitalize the East Side and "everything else within a radius of 125 miles." Idol is a former member of a Missouri natural resources survey commission and said that Missouri's almost - inexhaustible iron supply, coupled with Illinois coal, would bring about a doubl- ing of East Side steel production. This, he said, would increase the demand for Illinois coal, bringing about the reopening of closed mines and the digging of new mines, "Wages in Japan went up 20 per cent during the last year and wages In West Germany went up 30 per cent," Idol said. "The United States will narrow down the competition gap by better machinery and know-how," Idol said. "The people here can learn to do anything — and that means more and more of the automobile output will be formed and assembled in the area that provides the steel," he said. Idol said that completion of the huge new Union Electric Co. power plant in Missouri opposite Alton would touch off the industrial development. Jordan Won't Back Test Treaty j WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen Len B. Jordan, R-Idaho, today became (he 15th senator to announce he will vote against ratification of the limited nuclear :est ban treaty. "Test bans or armament reduc- ion negotiations can only be acceptable to us under full inspec- ion," Jordan said in a prepared Senate speech. In a speech Thursday, Sen. Bar•y Goldwater satd he will vote against the pact s ratification, even if it costs him his political career. The Arizona Republican, con sidered a contender for presiden- ial nomination in 1264, told the Senate Thursday he had been varned that "to vote against this reaty is to commit political suicide." But, he declared, "I will vote against this treaty because in my leart, mind, soul and conscience, feel it detrimental to the itrength of my country. "If it means political suicide to 'ote for my country and against his treaty, then I commit it glad y. It is not my future that concerns me. It is my country—and what my conscience tells me ib low best I may serve it." His speech capped another engthy day of debate on the reaty in which the time was used mostly by opponents. Nevertheless, when the vote is aken next Tuesday, ratification seems assured. Eighty sena tors have announced for the treaty or are leaning that way, with only 15 definately opposed. Ratification requires a two-thirds majority—6' votes if all 100 senators vote. Sen. Richard B. Russell, D-Ga., another strong opponent of the treaty, told a reporter today that the Soviet Union's latest proposal for a disarmaent meeting at the summit bore out his arguments against the pact. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko proposed an 18-nation disarmament meeting in an address to the U.N. General Assembly Thursday. "This is exactly what I had i mind," said Russell, who had ar gued that the treaty was a step toward disarmament withou proper safeguards. "The Russian will make all kinds of proposal for disarmament with self-inspec tion. Goldwater, SOVIETS APPLAUD KENNEDY Soviet Gromyko, Foreign Minister Andrei right, applauds speech by President Kennedy at U.N. General Assembly today. At left is Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister V. S. Semenov and behind him, at extreme left, is Soviet U. N. Ambassador Nikolai Fedorenko. (AP Wirephoto) Engineers Back on Job at Water Plant a major general in the Air Force Reserve, said tha after reviewing the long debate and testimony on the treaty he had been impressed by one argu ment for it and two against. "In favor of it, after all is said and done, is a hope, usually described as a faint glimmer, thai this may be the first step toward easing tension in the world," lie said. One argument against it, he went on, is that "this treaty is a political ambush, baited by the necessity of the Soviet to ease pressures upon its the many tyranny." But the argument that decided his vote, he said, was that only military strength has kept the peace and that America will pay too high a price in strength for the treaty. •I will vote against this treaty," lie declared, "because it preserves ;he enemy's advances in high- yield weaponry while freeing them to overtake our lead in low-yield research. We pay a price; they do not." Youth Commission to Expand Facilities VIENNA, 111. (AP)—The Illinois Youth Commission says ex- Dansion of two of its youth re- labilitation camps in Southern Illinois and construction of a new •:amp should be completed in ibout a year. John Troike, commission director, toured the region in April seeking a new site. It probably will be near Vienna where the ity has offered school facilities ind a 40 acre tract. Troike said the legislature approved necessary funds for expansion of thti giant City State 3 ark and Jonesboro camps. Operating engineers of the struck Alton Water Co. were back on the job today after calling off a week-long unauthorized refusal to cross a picket line. The 15 - members of Local 41 of the Operating Engineers reported for regular shifts starting with three men midnight Thursday. The operators earlier met with their international representative who previously had urged them to return to work. The 10 - members of the Hod Carriers and Laborers Union who went on strike at the water company Sept. 9, turned down the latest company offer late Thursday night. J. T. Wankmuller, vice president of the Alton Water Co., said 'At the suggestion of Samuel bhns, a federal mediator, the aborers were offered a three/ear pact calling for a 10 - cent in hour hike the first year, nine cents the second and eight cents the third for the three meter readers and the one man who restores and shuts off water service to customers. ceptance. Open Air Session While negotiations were being He said, "The remaining six members of the laborers unions, including three working foremen DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today B4° high 80°, low 63" *lver staae below Precipitation at 8 a.m. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. Pool 23.4. None. and three outside laborers, were offered a contract calling for 12 cents the first year, 10 cents the second and eight cents the third. Wankmuller said the laborers rejected the proposal. Dropped from Demands The furnishing of work clothes :o the laborers and vacation adjustment were dropped from the aborers demands, Wankmuller said. Representatives of the water company, labor unions and two federal mediators, met for an af- :ernoon and evening session Thursday. Alton Mayor P. W. Day said he vas "very happy" the operating engineers had gone back to work. 'It means they can better take care of the city's needs in the matter of water," he said. He added, "However, I'm not in agreement with the demands the aborers are making of the wa- er company. I think their de- nands are excessive." Meanwhile, state authorities iave relaxed their vigil of the sit- lation. State authorities said lost veek if service to the residents of \lton is threatened, a move vould be made to enter the pic- ure to protect the health of the lublic. Verdun S. Randolph, assistant chief state water engineer said today he had talked with J. W. Lawrence, manager of the water company, by phone and was assured the situation had improved. This was the first strike in the history of Illinois against a water company. Wankmuller said at the negotiations Thursday which was attended by Johns and Phillip Stone of the Federal Mediation service in the water company office, the proposed offer was made by a mediator and was acceptable to the company. Wankmuller said the union rejected the offer although John Shortal, laborers business representative and the union's negotiating team had recommended ac- held between the company and the laborers, the operating engineers held an open air meeting in a quarry on McAdams Highway with Otto Butler an international officer of the engineers. It is reported Butler urged the men to return to work and honor the contract they have With the "company. The decision was made to return to work. The laborers' picket was withdrawn from the front of the pumping station after the midnight shift of operators arrived to work. It is reported the picket line was withdrawn at the request of Butler. The strike which is in its 12th day started Sept. 9 when the laborers put up a picket line around the pumping plant after demands for work clothes, wage hike and vacation adjustment could not be worked out with the company. The operating engineers refused to cross the picket line Oct. 11 and the supervisors had to take over the running of the pumping plant. The supervisors managed to convert the pumps from steam to electricity and maintain service 'o customers. Wankmuller said "With the re- urn of the engineers, we will be able to convert to steam by this veekend." Birmingham Mayor Likes JFK's Choice BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Mayor Albert Boutwel! welcomed today the appointment of a presi dential commission seeking racia peace in troubled Birmingham. But he disagreed sharply with Negro leaders who urged Presi dent Kennedy to send troops to maintain 'order in Birmingham, where the Sunday bombing of a church killed four Negro girls. Kennedy talked to the Negro leaders at the White House Thursday. Five Birmingham community leaders will meet with Kennedy in Washington Monday. Boutwell applauded the selection of the former Army footbal coach, Earl Blaik, and forme Secretary of the Army Kenneth C Royall for the mission to Birming ham, praising them as dis tinguished and able men devoid of "any stigma of politics or par liality." "We welcome, as a city and a people, the cooperation of any who are willing to understand our difficulties and be genuinely helpful in their solution," the mayor said. Royall, 69, an attorney, once was a state senator in North Carolina. Blaik, ACTIVITY Smoke pours from the stack at the Alton Water Co.'s pumping station as boilers are being fired up by the returning operating engineers. 66, is chairman of the executive committee of Avco Corp. He was the coach who built Army into a national football powo" during World War II. Shortly before Kennedy announced the appointments, Boutwell told newsmen many of Birmingham's troubles were caused by "outsiders both white and colored" who "have come in here and agitated to the point where they have made our people more tense." After leaders, Kennedy urged cooperation and restraint by all Birmingham citizens and announced appointment of the two-man commission. talking with the Negro Russian Praises UN Talk By FKANK CORMIER UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —President Kennedy today noted the apparent pause in the cold war and called for new U.S.-Soviet cooperation, including a joint expedition to the moon. He also urged new efforts to ban weapons of mass destruction from outer space. The President addressed the U.N. General Assembly which Thursday heard a policy declaration from Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko. Kennedy matched the moderate, conciliatory tone set by Gromyko and hailed by U.N. delegates as a welcome change in the international atmosphere. The one jarring note was a boycott by (he Cuban delegation, whose seats were conspiciously vacant in the crowded chamber. Continuing Talks The President made no specific mention of Gromykc's proposal for an 18-nation summit conference on disarmnment in 1964, but ie laid heavy stress on continu- ng arms negotiations. He cautiously followed his reference to "a pause in the cold war" by a reminder that this is not a lasting peace. The public was excluded from the galleries for security reasons, but the seats were packed with spectators—including members of the 111 U.N. diplomatic missions and U.N. staff perscnnel. In a major foreign policy pronouncement before.the United Nations, Kennedy said the negotiation of a limited n'j.lear test-ban treaty—which he predicted would win "overwhelming endorsement" from the U.S. Senate utxt week- could prove "the start of a long and fruitful journey" toward peace. Joint Effort And he said it might be fol- ovved by a joint American-Soviet effort to place the first humans n the moon, "not as the repre- entatives of a single nation, but he representatives of all human- ty." In his address prepared for delivery to the 18th Gential Assembly, Kenredy also called for steps toward disarmament and ? broader test ban, abolition of racial and religious discrimiiritiwn everywhere, and new efforts to strengthen the United Nations as an instrument of international cooperation The President'^ been awaited with address had mounting in- erest because it followed by one day a generally conciliatory talk to the General Assembly by Sovet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko. In his only reference to Gro- nyko's talk, Kennedy s:ijd: "We must continue to seek igreemi nt, encouraged by yesterday's affirmative response to this ptoposal, by the Soviet foreign minister, on an ar-'argement to <eep weapons of mass destruction out of outer space." With the reference to Gromyko's speech, which also called or a summit conference on disarmament next year, Kennedy vent on to make his dramatic roposal for the joint moon shot. In space, Kennedy said, both he United States and the Soviet (Continued on Page 2 Col. 1) Mayor Sees Condemnation Of Elf gen Easement Likely Condemnation of the last ease-j were obtained by the city for 51. ment needed for Alton's south- side interceptor sewer "is probable", Mayor P. W. Day said after a meeting Thursday with a representative of owner, E. K. Elfgen, ended in failure. According to Day, Elfgen asks $16,000 for the easement. The easement desired for the sewer right - of - way lies between Ridge and Henry Streets and is known as the Wardein-Elfgen property. The city wants a 25 • foot wide easement through the 383 foot- long strip, the mayor added. A recommendation to condemn the strip to force the easement may be contained in a report now being prepared for the city council, presentation to Day said. He said all other easements necessary for the sewer right - of - svay These easements, he said, were from Illinois Power Co., Alton Box Board Co., American Smelting Co., Hellrung Construction Co. and Owens -Illinois Glass Co. Day said that all of these easements obtained from the industries contained more ground than that in the Wardein-Elfgen parcel. The Wardein-Elfgen property is unimproved, the mayor said. Another possibility for obtaining the easement remains, Day said. The parcel apparently lies within what will be required for right-of-way for the planned Benn highway extension, he said, and because of this it may be possible for the city to obtain an easement from the state instead of directly from the present owners of the property concerned.

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