Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 21, 1963 · Page 1
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Inside: EDITORIAL . . . PAGE 4 FAMILY PAGE 8 SPORTS PAGE 11 COMICS PAGE 3 TELEVISION . . PAGE 4 OBITUARY ...... PAGE 4 CLASSIFIED ... PAGE 5 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years SUNDAY Low 50, High 80 (Complete Weather, Page Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVIII, No. 212 ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1963 18 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. The Telegraph Goes to Outer Space Meeting Reporter Georirc Lclghty spent the past two days at Pcre Marquctte Slate Park attending sessions of an unusual outer space meeting. Sponsored by St. Louis University, the sessions have been touching on almost every aspect of the world of space. The following are •torles, some with a lijfht touch, which reporter Leighty reaped on the second tiny of the four-day meeting. Time Zones. .. Are Obsolete SPACE ENTHUSIASTS It is ridiculous for a man to leave London at noon and arrive in New York in time for breakfast the same day, it was said Friday at the Midwest Conference on Outer Space at Marquette Park Lodge. However, conferees, concerned about the present time zone system of measuring time on earth, don't know what to do about it. But they voiced concern about the potential confusion in an era of space and travel at supersonic speeds within the earth's atmosphere. "After all, noon, Central Standard Time, and 1 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, are the same instant in time," one conferee said. It was suggested, "Some real planning be done in this area." Dr. Alfred Weber, head of the physics department of St. Louis University, and Mrs. Haswell Wright, Illinois president of American Association of Uni- On Other Planets. .. No Monsters Life on other planets in the solar system or elsewhere in the universe must approximate life on earth, two scientists attending the Midwest Conference on Outer Space under way at Marquette Park Lodge told a Telegraph reporter. The mechanical-looking spec- tres dreamed up by producers of weird "outer space" movies simply are not probable, said Dr. Alfred Weber, head of the physics department at St. Louis University, and Dr. Alfred W. Richardson, St. Louis University physiologist. The universe is made up of exactly the same elements as exist on earth, but in varying degrees, Dr. Weber said. This means life elsewhere — if, indeed, there is life elsewhere — would not be unlike life on earth, Dr. Weber said. "Suppose a man on another planet sought to speculate as to the form of life oh earth?'" Dr. Richardson suggested. "He'd find with the means available to him that the earth consists of iron, bauxite, certain gases and other elements and compounds. This would lead him to speculate that men on earth are made of aluminum, iron and other ingredients. The man on another planet might think we resemble suspension bridges — but we know this is not true.' "Man takes out of the earth exactly when he needs to sustain himself and nothing more anc life elsewhere must do the same," he said. versity Women, examine model of spacecraft for "Project Gemini," at Midwest Conference on Outer Space at Marquette Park Lodge. Leo & Louie's Bar Will Close 20 Days Layman Lags.. . Behind Science The old Ivy League concept of a liberal arts education may be outmoded in the future, the Illinois president of the American Assn. of University Women said Friday. Cultural subjects may take a back seat to science studies. Here for the Midwest Conference on Outer Space at Marquette Park Lodge, Mrs. Haswell Wright of Aurora, II)., said the advance of science in the American space effort has had its impact on her association. Legal Angles to The impact, she said, caused the national association, meeting at Denver, Colo., to undertake a "bridging - the - gap" study. "The idea is to bridge the gap between the scientist and the layman," Mrs. Wright said. "And, believe me, there is a gap!" "This is only among our own members," Mrs. Wright said. "In the past, we have stressed liberal arts degrees and the traditional cultural interests. We have neglected the technologists and the specialists in the sciences." Rights in Space Possible petty litigation growing out of space travel and exploration might be eliminated through combined international effort, it was said at the Outer Space Conference Friday. "What of the legal responsibility?" one of the conferees asked. "Suppose one country doesn't want this space travel over its borders? There is a legal aspect to this." In this group were those who held that the space effort, in time, must include all nations. "If the various parts of the spacecraft come from different countries and all of- the countries are equally responsible for the effort, there could be no breach of in- Outer Space ternational law because all would be equally implicated," this group held. While military implications in outer space were regarded by some conferees as of prime importance, others held that the legal aspect, through international agreements, would foster the development of agreements in other spheres and lead to a condition of world peace through joint understanding and effort. To offset possible political pressure in the use of information gained through the space effoi't, some conferees said, a "brain trust" should be formed to do the long range planning and thus eliminate self-interest and pressure from individuals and groups. Ultimate Goal The Outer Space program, with all of its ramifications, can be the focal point of a world renaissance, it was said at the Marquette Conference. During a prolonged discussion of the "proper place" of the Outer Space program, its use as a "rallying point" was pronounced by some conferees as a major objective. This "rallying point," it was said, might emerge as the means of attaining the ultimate goal of space exploration and utilization of space to man's advantage. Outer space Is the target, It was said, but in reaching the targot "we would draw other aspects into it, such as scientific achieve- ments of a supplemental nature, improving of secondary education, and a consolidating effect of drawing of all kinds of people from many professions and scientific disciplines together." It was held that the space program can be a ''way station" on the road to fulfillment of other national goals and a step further toward the ultimate achievement of human happiness, One conferee described the space program as being "like an iceberg — a great portion of it does not show." The benefits of the program, il was said, will be a "psychological lift to the citizens and a fuller utilization of our resources." The owners of Leo and Louie's Lounge, 654 £. Broadway, today agreed to close their bar for 20 days starting Tuesday, Alton Mayor P. W. Day told the Telegraph. One of the owners, Louis Marmino, and two teenagers were arrested by police Tuesday in a raid stemming from complaints that minors were drinking in •the bar. The other owner, Leo Ventimiglia and Dave Swan, attorney for Marmino, at a meeting today in the offices of John Hoefert, Alton corporation cpuns£l- om Agreed to< etase the Jjar portion of their business starting at 1 a.m. Tuesday. The restaurant part of the business will remain open during this period. Day said this action was agreed upon following consultation with members of the liquor control commission by phone. The agreement cancels a liquor commission public hearing scheduled for Tuesday. Marmino entered a plea of innocent to charges of selling liquor to a minor and was released on a $200 bond, posted in the court of Police Magistrate George Roberts. The youths were charged with a violation of the alcoholic beverage section of the city code which states that minors should not patronize, frequent or loiter in bars. The youths, 'both 19, pleaded innocent and were released on $200 bond each. Three Alton policemen entered the tavern through different doors and reported what they said were violations. One youth told police he did not buy the beer there, but decided to drink the glass of beer that was left on the table by another customer. The other youth admitted purchasing the beer there, police said. The trial of the tavern owner and the two youths is set for next Saturday at 11 a.m. in police magistrate's court. Goldwater Raps Joint Trip to Moon NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Sen. Barry Goldwater boomed Republicanism, banged the administration and belittled a Kennedy-proposed Soviet-American moon expedition Friday night at a fundraising visit for New Jersey Republicans. Goldwater criticized the administration's tax-cut proposal, said a conservative mood prevails in the nation and said the moon expedition would be a "terrible waste of money." President Kennedy suggested before the United Nations General Assembly earlier in the day that a moon venture with the Soviet Union would be a symbol of new cooperation. Goldwater said he would want 'nore indications of honesty and faith from the Soviet Union he- fore such a project were under taken. Courthouse Has... Bees in Bonnet McNamara, Taylor To Go to Viet Nam By Red Chinese Claims Border Raids Roofers atop Jersey County Courthouse at Jerseyville found this week that the venerable old stone building has bees in its bonnet. Bees that actively resented the presence of roofers this week came from a .metal dome once topped with a lead statue of "Justice." When the statue of Justice was taken from the building more than 10 years ago, it was found to be full of honey, and bullet holes. The bullet holes, court- house employes said, were not inflicted by enemies of Justice, but by marksmen seeking to eliminate pigeons that preceded the bees as a courthouse nuisance. The same marksmen inflicted the holes through whicK bep§'. entered the court• ;'htuses#a««e" — and from which they emerged to sting roofers this week. The present roofing contract does not apply to the metal dome, so roofers will use caution to evade the bees rather than plug up the holes from which they emerge. GOP Says Tax Cut Plan Needs Spending Cut Too DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday'* today 97°. high 88". low 64°. River stage below Precipitation dam at S a.m. 24 ars. to 8 a.m. 2.7. Pool 23.5. None. By EDMOND LEBRETON WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have told the people that Congress would be "playing Russian roulette with our destiny" if it approves President Kennedy's tax cut bill without a brake on federal spending. Rep. John W. Byrnes, chief GOP spokesman on tax matters, presented the argument Friday night, saying the tax bill "offers a clear opportunity to tie down" federal spending but that Congress can't rely alone on Kennedy's promise to hold spending down. "It is time to judge the administration by what it does, more than what it say's," Byrnes paid over the ABC and CBS television and radio networks and the Mutual radio network. More Tonight The Republican reply to President Kennedy's appeal will be continued tonight when Rep. Thomas B. Curtis of Missouri speaks on NBC television and radio at 6 p.m. CDT. The networks, all of which carried Kennedy's speech Wednesday night, made equal time available to the Republican National Committee. Byrnes, of Wisconsin, contended the administration is taking "an unprecedented gamble with the entire economic system of the United States" and that if "this long shot does not come through" $100 billion may be added to the national debt before the budget is balanced. Byrnes, senior Republican on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, is proposing an amendment making the tax cut inoperative unless the President submits, in January or earlier, spending estimates not above $97 billion for the fiscal year that began last July 1 and $98 billion for next year. Byrnes termed these "comfortable requirements" for a "reasonably prudent administration, with a Congress pledged to spend ing control." It eduction* They would represent reductions of about $1 billion from the spending level now in effect, and probably a substantially deeper cut next year. But Byrnes said the limit would permit $4 billion more expenditures this year than last. He said if spending can be tied down "future cuts will be a certainty as our economy expands." Promises are not enough, Byrnes said. "What we need is a firm, unbreakable commitment. . .we simply ask that Congress make this tax cut contingent upon fullfill- ment of the promise to control spending." Byrnes said his amendment would neither delay the bill nor change the size or the nature of the tax cut. By GEORGE SYVERTSEN MOSCOW (AP)-The Soviet Union tonight accused Communist China of mass violations of Rus sian borders. It charged the Chinese had repeatedly tried to seize parts of Soviet territory. A Soviet government statement said Moscow repeatedly has attempted to negotiate with the Chinese on fixing the long fron : tier line "but the Chinese side is avoiding such consultations and, in the meantime, continues to violate the border." This new accusation followed up a declaration that Red China's opposition to the limited nuclear test ban treaty is based on its own desire to acquire the 'atomic bomb "at any price." Moscow said ''epeated frontier violations, involving Chinese civilians and military personnel, began in 1960. '•In 1962 alone,' it said, 'over 5,000 violations of the Soviet border from the Chinese side were ,-tcorded. ' Attempts are even being nr-idc 'reclaim' isolated parts of Soviet territory without preliminary permission." The Soviet government appeared to be replying in its stntn- n-ent to Chinese accusations that the Russians had lured 50,000 Chinese citizens n.-to the Soviet Union across the remote Sinklang- Ka^akhstan border But the Kremlin countercharge contained no direct reference to the Chinese allegations. It said that "by deliberately to owing- the -peoples' attention upon frontier questions, the PRO (Communist Chinese) leaders artificially whip up nationalist pass'ons and hostility towards other peoples " It cited the case of the Chinese- Indian border clash and said this war "aimed at wrecking the relaxation of international tension in teneral." The Soviet statement was the second part of a virulent attack on the Chinese and was printed in Moscow newspapers. The Soviet government told t'-e Chinese to concentrate on economic; development instead a.".d suggested they be !?,ratetul to the Pc-viet Union for developing nuclei weapons "fir tho defense r.oeds of the enure Socialist ctimp." It said the Soviet Union holds superiority over -AS United States .n weapons tested ! n the atmos- p!'«-re, under water and in space. :t noted that the nuclear treaty still permits the testing of wtap- on; underground. Tlie Kremlin give its view 'n a statement in response to a Chinese charge Sept ':. that the Soviet Union had been placed at a disadvantage by the treaty. The statement was the first of two-stage reply, the Soviet news agency Tass said. The second in- stallment will be published Sunday, the agency said. The first part was published in Moscow newspapers and distributed by Tass today. Moscow charged that the Chinese position amounts to "complete apostasy from the common, collectively formulated lins of the Communist movement." The document contended that the Chinese leaders are unable to prove they need nuclear weapons in the interests of Ch'na and of the entire Socialist camp." Because of the worldwide approval of the treaty, the Chinese by (heir opposition to it "have suffered a serious moral and political defeat," the Kremlin said. It said the mason it is not helping China with development of nuclear weapons that any increase in such weapons in Communist countries "would immediately cause H chain reaction in the imperialist camp, the atomic cancer would spread all over the globe, increasing the nuclear war danger manifold." Moreover, the statement sai 1, "it is known very well that Chi na does not possess extra funds" to build atomic bombs. Before They Leave Magistrate Plans To Make 'Em Pay Alton Police Magistrate George Roberts reported today that he will begin a new "get tough" policy Monday and won't let people out of his court before they pay their fines. This past week has been the worst he's ever had for people coming before him svithout the where-withal, Roberts said. "Everyone better have money to pay his fine," the judge said. "If they don't — they're going to sit in jail until the fine is paid. Roberts said that of nine cases Senate Ends Debate, May Vote on Pact Tuesday By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON (AP)— The Senate has ended its gnneral debate on the limited nuclear test-ban treaty and has one more hurdle before voting Tujsday on ratification. Or. Monday, the action centers on attempts by critics and luke- 'im supporters to attach reservations to the pa 21 which would ban nuclear tests except under ground. f<rpublican Democratic leaders have expressed confidence Ihoy have enough vi.tes to wh .•uiification by a large margin and to turn back any reset vations. One of the reservations is a proposal by Sen. Barry Goldwater. R-Ariz., to postpone the treaty's eftectiveness until the Soviet Union lemoves its military base and any nuclear-capaWe weapons from A 'though only V) senators have announced they will vote against the treaty, Sen. Geoigc D, Aik'-n, R-Vt., a treaty supporter, pro- Goldwaler may muster »n map> as 30 votes for his reserva- t on Aiken, a memhe:' ot the Senate Fueign Relation? Committs'- 1 said there may be fewer votes tor a reservation by Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La., to spell out that the United States has a right to usr nuclear weaixns to defend it se'i or any of its allies. Reserva tions can be rejected by a majority vote, although ratification itself will require a two-thirds majority — 67 if all 100 senators are on hand. An unofficial Associated Press survey shows 82 senators either announced for or 'nclined to vote for ratification, 15 against and three — Sens. Howard Cannon, D- Nev.; John L. McClellan, D-Ark., and Margaret Chase Smith, R. Maine — undecided. Debate during the past t\\( weeks has averaged 40,000 words a day. Sen. Len B. Jordan, R-Idaho, became the 15th senator to an nounce he will vote against the treaty and Sen. Olin D. Johnston, D-S.C., removed himself from the doubtful list by announcing he will vote for it. Johnston saH if the Senate ro jects the treaty "we are saying that we have gi^en up all hop' for peace and we are telling the svjrld it must look forward onh to an endless dark age of cold war and ever-threatening nuele. attack." Sen. Bourke B. Hickenkwper, R Iowa, senior Republican memix 1 * of the Foreign Relations Comml* tee and chairman of the Senate GOP Policy Committee, gave the treaty unenthu&iuslic support. before him this morning, only two paid their fines. The res promised to pay on their nex payday, he. said. Many say they'll "cough up on payday and "we never see them again," he added. "This is going to stop," t h e Magistrate said. "I'm not going to have a backlog of. unpaid fines piling up against my record." Americans Escape Blast In Saigon SAIGON (AP) - A powerful bomb explosion rocked an exclusively American movie theater n Saigon tonight and virtually demolished three small Vietnamese homes behind it. Several Vietnamese were believed buried in the wreckage of their homes but no Americans were reported hurt, although more than 200 American men and women were in the theater at the time of explosion. Combat police and firemen rushed to the scene after the 7 p.m. explosion and started digging people out of the wreckage of their homes. Americans were moved out oJ :he theater. The women's toili.'t was smashed to pieces by the :uicussion from the blast, whl.'h occurred along the wall outside. The concrete wall was n'>t )ierced. One American said "th> s re was near panic inside that theater when we heard the explosion and smelled smoke." Indonesia Cuts Off Malaysia By AMIR DADD BOGOR, Indonesia (AP)—Indonesia broke trade relations today with M A 1 y s i a in retaliation against the new federation's severance of diplomatic relations with Indonesia. Deputy First Minister Johannes Leimena said President Sukarno decided on the action at a conference with his aides at Bogor. Lemena said the break was di rected particularly against Singapore and Malaya, the wealthiest members of the federation composed also of the former British Sorneo territories of Sarawak and North Borneo. Leimena said it was also decided to stop using Malayan dol ars as the medium of exchange To Study Military Situation NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — President Kennedy today ordered Secretary of Defence Robert C. McNamara and Gen. Maxwell Taylor to fly to Saigon next week to review the military situation IB South Vietnam. McNamara and Taylor, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, will make a firsthand study of the military effort against f he communist Vietcong guerrillas and American military aid to the government of Ngo Dinh Diem. Kennedy has said on several occasions that he does not believe it would be wse to cut off aid to South Vietnam but he also has expressed the view that the government there has lost touch with its people and cannot win the anticommunist guerrilla war without changes in policies and personnel. To Leave Monday McNamara and Taylor were expected to leave Washington for I Saigon on Monday. They will remain in South Vietnam for about a week. Whatever recommendations hey bring back to Kennedy will I«\T a major bearing -MI the extent of future American collaboration with the Diem government. The White House announced the McNamara-Taylor mission in a statement which said the move was made by Kennedy after oon- ubation with Henry Cabot Lodge n the Rau archipelago, a series of Indonesian islands just off Singapore which has traditionally dealt in Malayan currency. Sukarno has decreed, Leimena said, that the national economy should be a major weapon in Indonesia's anti-Malaysia campaign and that the policy of hostile con- rontation with the new neighbor- ng federation should be extended o the economic field. The president emphasized that economic relations with Singapore and Malaya were undermining and hampering the progress of Indonesia's economy, Leimena said. TODAY'S CHUCKLE "Ladies and gentlemen," said the guide at Niagara Falls, "this is the greatest cataract in the country. Now if the ladies will only be silent for a moment, you will hear the deafening roar of the waters." (© 1963, General Features Corp.) Jr.. U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam. '"fhe President nM 'Ambassador Lodge believe that in the present situation it will be helptul to have a review ... of the military effort against the Communist Vietcong," the statement said. McNamara was in Saigon in May 1962. Taylor's last trip there was in September 1962. The Saigon mission was announced shortly before Kennedy ordered the White House yacht Honey Fitz for an afternoon family cruise. Weekend The President, favorirg a ten- oer back, was relaxing here du;' ing the weekend, res f ing up for an arduous 12 state transcontinental speaking tour next week. Kennedy's back current problem trouble, a resin e college days, cropped up nnew Friday when he stood for more than naif an hour in a receiving line after addressing the 18th General Assembly of the United Nations. As delegations from the U.N. member countries filed past, Kennedy began to' show obvious discomfort. He rubbed the small of h's; back occasionally and shuffle'! his feet to ease the weight of the light leg, directly in which is involved the persistent back Once at the U.N., Kennedy stietched out on a sofa and, after leaving the headqua.-ters of the world organization, he reclined again at his suite at the Carlyle Hotel in midtown Manhattan before flying here Friday evening. The 12-state tour, calling for at least 12 speeches in five days, presents the President with a hectic schedule. TRAIN FARMER TO FIGHT Kxilus say this photo, .smuggled from Cuba, shows anil - Castro guerrillas teaching a farmer (back turned) how to use guns. Orestes Farinas, described as commander of the Internal Front of Liberty, an underground bajid, holdi gun at right. (AP Wirephoto)

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