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Inside t EDITORIAL PAGE 4 FAMILY PAGE 10 COMICS ... .... PAGE 14 TELEVISION .... PAGE IS SPORTS PAGE 16 PAGE 18 D ..... PAGE IB PAGE IB ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years WARMER TUESDAY Low 35, Hfght8 (Complete Weathef, Ttug9 X) Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVHI, No. 213 ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1963 22 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Symington: Civil Space Plans Best (Related Story on Page 3) Civilian control of America's outer space program and the curbing of military participation is a necessity because the military "doesn't know what it wants," U. S. Senator Stuart Symington told an outer space conference Saturday at Pere Marquette Park Lodge. Speaking to SO delegates at the four-day conference which ended Sunday, Symington said the U. S. Aeronautical and Space Administration, a civilian organization, was designated to proceed with the outer space program as an alternative to having separate branches of the military, do the groundwork development. Each service might repeat the work of the other. "Even the vast treasure of the United States "could stagger under a military approach to outer space," Symington said. During the past fiscal year, the estimated cost of all space activities, Symington said, totalled $4 billion. "This may rise to $6 billion — a lot of money. But, too put it in persepctive, let us realize that this amounts to about 60 cents per week per capita. Helps Jobs In addition to ultimate benefits anticipated from the space program, Symington said, widespread benefits result from the expenditure of the money in the United States. It increases employment, gives tremendous encouragement to all levels of education, benefits private business and contributes to the national security and helps maintain national prestige, Symington said. The conference brought together 70 persons representing business, labor, education, government, the press, science and the armed forces of a 14-state area. The pooled findings of the conferees, written Sunday, suggested the creation of interantional facilities from which all satelites and space probes would be launched. To aid in the step toward inter national cooperation, the conference suggested the adoption of the metric system of measurement in the United States. The assembly urged more careful and high level planning to develop the nation's material and human potential for carrying out the space program. Combined Report The combined report said, in part: "The increased need for young people of high competence and training is pointed up by the fact that glamorous and heavily- funded space programs are attracting scientific personnel from the accomplishment of other national goals." The assembly said that orbiting communications statellites are considered as extensions of earthbound communications systems and thus subject to present international arrangements regarding communications. It also suggested a revision of the patent policy governing products and processes developed for the space effort in order to pro mote creativity and inventiveness. The report specified that all participants did not necessarily agree with the contents, in whole or in part, but concluded: "The difficulties of distinguishing between peaceful and military space activity is recognized but we believe the possibility exists of ruling out by agreement and avoiding some of the most perilous possibilities presented by the space age." 'Put Up or Stay Put 9 Policy Puts People in Pokey Following up his new "get tough policy, Police Magistrate George Roberts this morning had 11 "customers" locked back up after they were unable to pay their fines. "I'm batting a thousand", he told the Telegraph shortly before noon. "I've had 11 come before me this morning, plead guilty, and then tell me they couldn't pay their fines." As Roberts said Saturday in announcement of his "get tough" policy," "If they don't pay they sit - in jail, that is." Most ol the people in jail were busy making calls by noon in an attempt to get someone > in with their fine money. Jailed people have the option of sitting out a fine at 50 cents per day or wprMng it off at $5 a day. Prisoners receive two 75 - cent meata pw day, thus costing the city $1.50 per prisoner for each day he stts in jail. AUTUMN IN CITY Alton Water Strike Ends The 10 striking laborers accepted an Alton Water Co. proposal this morning and will return to work at 8 a.m. Tuesday, ending a 15-day-old strike. At top, a city squirrel comes down a tree headfirst with a buckeye in his mouth. Below, the squirrel plants the nut for the winter. Autumn makes wild animals plan, and people, too. The squirrel was photographed at the Earl Bockstruck home, 1750 Liberty. Cool and Dry Autumn Here, Weather Clear By JACK BARBAN Telegraph Staff Writer The first afternoon of autumn in the Alton area was mostly sunny and pleasant as summer officially departed at 1:24 p.m. today. The Weather Bureau said the pleasant autumn weather will continue at least two more days and the week's temperature will average a little above normal. Overnight lows, however, were in keeping with the turn of the season. Minimums have been in the 50s on seven days of this month. The autumnal equinox signaled the end of summer with the crossing of the equator by the southbound sun. Area residents get ready for winter which is only officially three months away. Annual Checkup Home owners, preparing for the onrush of freezing temperatures, are checking home heating plants. This will be the first year that an unlimited quantity of gas for home heating will be available. In the past, those whose principal furnace fuel was gas had to have two sources of supply, one the natural gas distributing system, the other a container of liquid gas to be used when temperatures dropped and the supply of natural gas became short because of the excessive demand. The just - departed summer was a little on the cooler side than most, but it was markedly drier than usual. Only a little more than an inch of rain has fallen thus far this month — not enough to keep the soil from drying out. , Area firemen are now awaiting the rash of calls for weed anc grass fires as rakers will be burn ing leaves. With cooler temperatures, Dr Franklin Yoder, state public health director, warns that f 1 u outbreaks may be dangerous to certain groups of the population Yoder said widespread outbreaks of flu this year are not expected, but persons suffering from chronic ailments, pregnan women and persons over 65 should take immunization shots. Northern Lights 'Seen To usher in the fall season, area residents were treated to a display of the Aurora' Borealis (Northern Lights) just after sunset Sunday. It lasted about two hours. Andrew Hogue, an amateur astrologer, reported the scene consisted of yellowish and white colors with shades of green light reaching to the zenith from the northern horizon. Hogue said northern lights are rarely seen this time of the year. Although summer has passed, daylight time will stay with us un til the end of October. Paul Price, Alton City Clerk, reminds that daylight time ends Oct. 27, the last Sunday of the month. At this time the area will regain the hour it lost in April. Kennedy Talks With Taylor, McNamara Before Departure Laborers to Return Dominicans Claim Haiti Bombarding SANTO DOMINGO (AP) — The Dominican Republic government charged that Haitian forces bom- Darded the border town of Daja- bon with "high caliber projectiles" early today. A statement over the official radio said the civilian population of Dajabon was being evacuated to the coastal town of Montecristi, 30 miles to the north. Dajabon is about 100 miles northwest of Santo Domingo. Foreign Minister Hector Garcia Godoy gave the diplomatic corps a briefing on the incidenl at a hastily summoned meeting, but few details were made public. The Haitian government has concentrated strong forces at Ouanaminthe, opposite Dajabon, the broadcast said. It gave no 'urther details. Relations have been tense for months between the two republics, which share the Caribbean .stand of Hispaniola. A band of rebels invaded Haiti Aug. 5 and Haitian Presided Francois Duvalier charged that they came from the Dominican Republis. The Organization of American States was asked to condemn the Dominican Republic for its part in the outbreak. Viet Nam Raps Idea of UN Probe UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP —A spokesman for President Ngo Dinh Diem's regime said today thi United States cut off its nose to spite its face when it supported U.N. General Assembly debate on his government's treatment o Buddhists. Prof. Buu Hoi, head of a special Vietnamese mission to the 111-na tion assembly, said the discussion would enable Communist delega tions to demand that the United States withdraw troops from South Viet Nam. North Viet Nam already has renewed that demand. "We were sure right from the start," Buu Hoi said in an interview, "that during the debate several countries from the Soviet bloc would raise the problem which has nothing to do with the Buddhist affair—which is the influence of the United States in that part of the world," DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 54°. high 88°, low 53" River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. 3.2. Pool 23.4. None. John Shortal, business agent for Local 218 of the Hod Carriers and ..aborers Union and J. W. Lawr ence, manager of the Alton Water Co., said the new contract called 'or a three-year pact with a 10- cent an hour hike the first year, nine cents the second and eight cents the third for four men, three meter readers and one man who restores and discontinues service to customers. The other six men, consisting of three working foremen and three utility men will receive wage hikes of 12 cents the first year 10 cents the second and eigh cents the third. Other Demands Proposed The other demands by the labor ers ,the furnishing of work clothes and an adjustment of vacations were dropped. The settlement ends the firs strike against a water company in the state. The strike started Sept. 9 whei the 10 members of the laborer unions put up a picket line follow ing a break down in negotiations The strike reached the seriou: stage two days later, when th< 15 members of Local 41 of the Operating Engineers refused to cross the picket line at the pumping station on the 4 p.m. shift. Ban Plant Three supervisors took over the running of the plant on midnight of Wednesday and continued to do so until last Friday when the engineers decided to return to work. State authorities took an active interest in the situation and said they would step in if a threat to service was evident. The three supervisors were able to maintain service through out the strike. The laborers first turned down the proposal last Thursday night after a long negotiating session between union. CONFER ON VIET NAM President Kennedy meets in his White House office with Defense Secretary Robert McNamara and Gen. Maxwell Taylor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for a final review of the troubled situation in South Viet Nam. Gen. Taylor and McNamara then left for a survey trip to that country. (AP Wirephoto) the company and the The laborers considered the offer today and accepted it. Air Force Plane Lost; 10 Aboard DOVER, Del. (AP)—Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard planes searched the Atlantic Ocean today for an Azores-bound Air Force cargp plane presumed down with 10 crewmen aboard. The four-engine plane was last heard from at 2:53 a.m. Sunday, 18 minutes after it left Dover Air Force Base. A Dover spokesman said the plane was 20 miles north of Cape May, N.J., when the commander, Capt. Dudley J. Connolly Jr., 33, of Jackson Heights, N.Y., radioed that he was at 13,000 feet and climbing to 14,000 feet. He gave no indication of any trouble. Today's search encompassed 2,650 miles from Cape May east :o the Azores miles wide. in a corridor 60 Treaty Reservation By Goldwater Dies .WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate rejected today a proposal by Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz.; to require Soviet removal of nuclear weapons and military personnel from Cuba as the price for U.S. ratification of the limited nu- clear test ban treaty. JThe vote was 17 lor the reservation, and~77 against. The reservation offered by Goldwater, a possible 1964 Republican presidential nominee, was regarded as the biggest hurdle Rosewood Woman Dies In Missouri Car Crash A 22-year-old Rosewood Heights woman was fatally injured Sunday in a two-car crash west of Warrenton, Mo., on U.S. 40. Dead at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis, was Mrs. Sally Johnson of 75 Lindenwood Ave. Her husband, Carvin Ray Johnson, M. and daughter Cathe, 3, suffered minor injuries and are in St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Charles, Mo. The driver of the other car, Frank Ulmer, 53, of Omaha, Neb., was listed in critical condition at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is suffering from multiple lacerations of the face and neck. Missouri Highway Patrol said the Ulmer car was traveling east at 10:35 a.m. on highway 40. The Johnson vehicle was headed west. Trooper Don Medley said Ulmer lost control of his car on a curb, drove across a center median strip and collided head - on w i t h the Johnson vehicle. All four persons were rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Johnson was later transferred to St. Luke's, where she died about 5:35 p.m., according to Missouri po- ice. The SALLY JOHNSON Johnson family had been heading for Sedalia, Mo. Mrs. Johnson is an employe of the Cherokee Pipe Line Co. in Hartford. Wood River Postmaster Militello Can Appeal to Retain Post Leo Militello, the center of a political and civil service controversy for the post of Wood River postmaster, may receive a 30-day extension and will be allowed an appeal to retain his position as postmaster, he told the Telegraph today. Militello was the first choice for the postmaster's position by Wood River Township Democrat committeemen. However,, Miii- tello was ruled ineligible by the civil service commission. The Wood River postmaster took a plane to Washington, where he remained Thursday and Friday, after he was told by county chairman Buck Sim- mons that U.S. Congressman Melvin Price, Dem., was trying to get a 30 day extension on a decision for the postmastership, Militello said. He said that he was told that Price left for Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Thursday, when he arrived at the House of Representatives. The postmaster told the Telegraph that he discussed his situation with Harold Jenks of postal operations department and Stephen Amos of the civil service appeals division in Washington, D.C. According to Militello, Amos told him he could make another appeal for the post, and he would be allowed an addition- al appeal before a three-man civil service board at the nation's capitol. The Wood River acting postmaster was advised by Amos, according to Militello, to give a more complete list of his previous activities and qualifications in his application for the appeal. The township Democratic committeemen, the Telegraph learned, gave Militello a vote of confidence in their recommendation, declaring that they would like to see him get the postmastership. However, the committeemen selected Dudley Watson as their second recommendation from the top three applicants as listed by the civil service commission. Watson was selected first for the postmastership from the three top applicants submitted to the committeemen by the civil service commission. Armond Counsil was the second choice of the civil service recommendations. Bill McGuire, current assistant postmaster, was the third member of the three recommended by the civil service commission. Militello said he talked to U.S. Senator Paul Douglas, Dem., on the flight back to St. Louis from Washington, D.C. The Wood River postmaster said Douglas told him to keep in contact with him and Congressman Price. Soviet Space Leader Likes Kennedy Plan BELGRADE, Yugoslavia W — The Soviet Union's chief scientific spokesman on space, Anatoly A. Blagonravov, was quoted today as saying U.S.-Soviet cooperation such as a joint moon flight would be desirable. Blagonravov led the Soviet delegation in recent talks with the United States about cooperation n space. He is attending a scien- :ific conference in Dubrovnik where he was interviewed by the Yugoslav newspaper Politika. Its report said: "President Kennedy in his recent speech brought up the possibility of joint work of American and Soviet scientists in the construction of space ships on which men would reach the moon. I consider that such cooperation and joint work, which does not exist yet, would be desirable, but I could not say in which forms the cooperation could be performed." for the .treaty banning nuclear testing except underground. The pact itself, now signed by 100 nations, is scheduled for a Senate vote at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Overwhelming approval appears to be assured. Goldwater told his colleague! that if they must vote for the treaty, then, "in your nation's name and in the name of the trust your nation has placed upon you, demand at least this single honorable, appropriate and meaningful price." First One Goldwater's reservation to the resolution of ratification was the first called up for action as the Senate neared the end of two weeks of debate on the treaty to ban all but underground nuclear testing. The Senate came to the question of reservations quickly when Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, D-Conn., dropped his own fight for five "understandings." Dodd urged ratification of the pact, saying he believes "the good in it outweighs the bad." He said he would offer later a separate resolution calling upon he Senate Preparedness subcommittee to make periodic reports ;o the Senate on the status of the U.S. underground nuclear testing jrogram, the status of nuclear aboratories, "the observance of :he treaty," and its impact on na- ional security. "My guess is that in the neighborhood of 84 or 85" senators will r ote in favor of ratification, Senate Republican leader Everett M. Dirksen said in an interview. Senate Democratic leader Mike Manfield wouldn't predict the final tally, but expressed confidence the treaty would be approved by a margin well above :he two-thirds majority required 'or ratification. If all 100 senators vote, 67 favorable votes would )e needed. 81 to 16 An Associated Press survey showed today that 81 senators are TODAY'S CHUCKLE Isn't it amazing how many people there are who long for immortality — but can't even amuse themselves on a rainy evening? (0 1063, General Features Corp.) Pair on Way to Viet Nam WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, flew to South Viet Nam today on a special fact finding mission for President Kennedy. Their Air Force transport plane was airborne from Andrews Air Force Base at 10 a.m., shortly after they received final instructions from the President at the White House. They were with the President 32 minutes. Undersecretary of State George Ball and presidential assistant MoGeorge Bundy also attended. Satisfactory Speaking with reporters briefly before takeoff, McNamara said that until recently the progress of the anti-Communist military effort by the South Vietnamese forces with U.S. support had been "proceeding very satisfactorily." He said he and Taylor were going to the vital Southeast Asian country to determine "whether that military effort has been adversely affected by the unrest of the past several weeks." By unrest, McNamara obviously meant the political turmoil within South Viet Nam resulting from a recent crackdown by the Vietnamese government on Buddhists, students and other opponents. These actions by President Ngo Dinh Diem have brought bis gov- vote for are ratification, 16 are opposed and 3 have not announced heir positions. The three are Sens. Howard W. Cannon, D-Nev., John J. McClellan, D-Ark., and Margaret Chase Smith, R-Maine. One amendment, proposed by Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., would delay effectiveness of the treaty until after the Soviet Union 'has removed all nuclear weapons, all weapons capable of carrying nuclear warheads" and all Societ military personnel from Cuba, with the results verified by U.N. inspection. A change in the expected vote lineup came Saturday when Herman Talmadge, D-Ga., said he would oppose it. He had been counted as inclined to vote for Ihe treaty. ernment into policy conflicts with the United States. When reporters asked whether his hurry up mission indicated a deteriorating military situation in South Viet Nam, McNamara replied "definitely not." He added that he did not want to draw any conclusions in advance of his week-long inspection and survey which would take him and Taylor the length and breadth of the tortured country and into contact with senior U.S. military diplomatic officials and Vietnamese authorities. 20-Hour Flight The 20-hour flight is due to end in Saigon Tuesday night, Viet Nam time. The McNamara-Taylor plane will make one refueling stop on the way at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska. The presence of Ball at the White House meeting indicated that McNamara and Taylor will examine the political as well as military situation in Viet Nam. The farewell White House meeting obviously was intended to dramatize the mission and to demonstrate that McNamara and Taylor—two of the toughest men :n the administration—carry the President's authority and backing. Plans for the week-long visit of McNamara and Taylor in the tortured Southeast Asian country had distinct no-nonsense tone. One top source said McNamara and Taylor will be out "under every bush and tree" in South Viet Nam, judging for themselves whether the U.S.-supported fight against Communist guerrillas has been set back by internal reli- ;ious-political divisions there. "There will be no black-tie dinners," this official said. Sort Reports One of the main purposes ot :he McNamara-Taylor mission is to sort the truth from a welter of conflicting reports to Kennedy !rom different official U.S. sources in Viet Nam. Some of these sources have reported to Washington that the war is going badly because of lack of popular support for President Ngo Dinh Diem; others have conveyed a picture of U.S.-backed Vietnamese troops making strong gains on the Communist Viet Cong. Some U.S. representatives in Saigon are understood to have advised Kennedy the American effort to save South Viet Nam from communism cannot win it Diem remains in power, others have taken a more kindly view toward Diem. Knowledgeable sources discounted reports that McNamara is displeased with the performance of Gen. Paul D. Harkins, top soldier running the military show in Viet Nam.

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