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Inside t EDITORIAL . . . , i»AGE 4 FAMILY . ..... . PAGE 8 MARKETS PAGE 0 SPORTS PAGE 12 TELEVISION .... PAGE IS COMICS PAGE 14 CLASSIFIED . . . . ; PAGE 15 OBITUARY PAGE IS ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years WARMER Low 62, High 80 •j i (Complete Weather, Page *) Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVin, No. 214 ALTON, ILL., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1963 18 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press, Two Marmino Houses Louis Marmino, who has had his on Dorris street in Alton. The Godfrey troubles with the liquor commission of Marmino mailbox is inset in the upper Alton, Is listed as having two residences, picture, the upper one in Godfrey and the lower Day Curious About Marmino's Address If Louis Marmino, a co-owner of Leo and Louie's Lounge, Ridge street at Broadway, lives outside Alton, his liquor license will not be renewed, Mayor P. W. Day said today. • However, an attorney for Marmino said his client has a residence in Alton. Day said the information he has indicates Marmino lives outside the city. According to city and state law, a liquor license will not be issued to any person who is not a resident of the city except if the owners of the bar incorporate their business. The residency fuss is the latest development in the troubles surrounding owners 'of Leo and Louie's. A co-owner is Leo Ventimiglia. Closed at 1 A.M. This morning the bar part of the lounge closed at 1 a.m. lor the first day of a 20-day closing agreed upon by the owners in a meeting with Corporation Counselor, John Hoefert Saturday. The owners agreed to the voluntary closing of the bar after a police raid last Tuesday following which charges were -filed in the Alton police magistrate's court charging Marmino with selling liquor to minors. David Swan, attorney for Marmino, told the Telegraph today: "This question has come up before the liquor commission before. Marmino is a resident of Alton and his legal residence in Alton 4-8 Years for Parolee In Two Alton Robberies EDWARDSVILLE - A 53 year - -old paroled ex - convict was sentenced to prison for concurrent terms of four to eight years after pleading guilty Monday afternoon in Circuit Court to armed robberies at two Alton grocery stores earlier this year. Donald Walker, who previously served terms at Statesvillle Prison for ; armed robbery, pleaded guilty late Monday to a $1,133 holdup Feb. 8 at the Rain & Rain Food Market at 2521 State St., Alton, and a $2,583 stickup June 24 of the National Food Store in North Alton. Circuit Judge James 0. Monroe Jr., accepted Walker's guilty pleas In the two criminal cases and imposed the concurrent sentences. Walker was apprehended by Springfield police and identified as the holdup man in the two Alton robberies before being returned to Alton Aug. 22. He was paroled last December from the Illinois State Prison after serving a term for armed robbery. Pleaded Guilty Another Alton case on the current Circuit Court criminal trial setting was disposed of Monday afternoon when Donald Richard Frazler pleadeJ guilty to attempted entry of the Midtown Tavern building In Alton and sentenced by Judge Monro6 to a penitentiary term of one to three years. The 38 - year - old Alton man was taken Into custody by an Alton patrolman the night of Aug. 20 after a chase from the Midtown Tavern. Frazier had served a prison term for entering the same place in 1960. Seven other defendants entered guilty pleas Monday afternoon and this morning in Circuit Court to criminal charges on which they pleaded guilty and four of the other five pleading guilry requested probation. Reduced Charge Bobby Lee Hayhurst, indicted for aggravated battery, pleaded guilty tills morning before Circuit Judge Harold R. Clark to a reduced charge of assault and was assessed a $200 fine and costs. Robert George Wreath, 20, named in a burglary - larceny indictment, was ordered to pay a $50 fine and costs Monday afternoon upon his plea of guilty to petty larceny. Others pleading guilty and applying for probation were: Russell James Sutton, burglary and theft; Marshall Bradley, 17, and Johnny Marchbanks, 29, burglary and theft, and Harold R. Lee, burglary and theft. Their probation applications were set for hearing Sept. 30. Guy Wallace, 24, of Granite City, pleaded guilty this morning before Judge Clark to aggravated battery and a hearing was set for 1 p.m. Monday before imposing sentence or considering probation. is at 222 Dorris street." Swan said, "A man may have more than one residence, a similar situation could be compared to the residents of Washington, D. C. who list as residences other places so as to vote." Defines 'Residence' Swan asked, "What constitutes a residence for a person? He answered "Marmino gets his mail at 222 Dorris street; he pays the lights and gas at the address in his name. Although the real estate at 222 Dorris is in his mother's name, Marmino has made the payments on the house and paid the taxes." Swan said, "Marmino stayed at the Alton address three nights out of the week when his mother was ill. His mother died three months ago. At the present time Marmino's sister resides alone at the house." Swan said further proof of his residence in Alton is Marmino pays personal property tax to the City of Alton and has a car reg- sitered at the address of the Lounge and pays for an Alton sticker on the car. Swan said those reasons are enough to establish an Alton residence for Marmino. No Action On Sidewalks By Planners The Alton City Plan Commission today laid over a proposal submitted in behalf of Godfrey subdivision that the requirement for sidewalks in subdivisions outside the corporate city limits be waived. In another action, the commission approved two final plats of subdivisions without sidewalks. They were for the first addition to Glazebrook Heights and for the Storeyland No. 2 subdivision. Attorney Bruce Quackenbush submitted the resolution requesting the sidewalk waiver, asking that the commission make thai recommendation to .the city council. The council Sept. 11 had declined to eliminate a requirement for sidewalks in the subdivision control act that covers subdivid- ers in a 1%-mile radius of the city. Extensive discussion of the issue led to an S-to-5 vote in favor of retaining the provision. Senate Approves Test Ban Treaty by Margin of 80-19 Water Co.? GAAC Says 'Don't Buy' By JIM KULP Telegraph Staff Writer The Greater Alton Assn. of Commerce today came out in opposition to the proposed purchase of Alton Water Co. by the city on the grounds 'that, it would be too costly and would create "community dissension." said, would be lost annually to the federal government in taxes. "Over 40 years the amount lost in taxes would approximate the interest charges on the debt." As to the "dissension" caused by the proposed purchase, GAAC said that under municipal operation of the utility the city council would be the only control over water rates both inside and outside the city and that a feasibility report has proposed a 60 per cent higher rate outside the city for report said, the minimum con-[water users, demnation purchase price for the: "We feel this would create corn- utility would be in the neighbor- jmunity dissension," GAAC said, hood of $7,500,000 "and could well|" a nd could even result in eco- . The opposition was outlined in a report of the GAAC board of directors. A hearing on a petition by the city to take over the utility is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday before the Illinois Commerce Commission in Springfield. A second petition to buy the water company has been filed with the ICC by Godfrey Township, which requests that the commission deny Alton's petition. In the opinion of GAAC, the go over $10 million or more." This finding, the report said, was based on acquisitions of water companys at Mt. Vernon; North Little Rock, Ark.; and Springfield, Mo. "In addition," GAAC said, "we believe approximately $1,500,000 would have to be added for interest, condemnation expenses and I needed immediate improvements.' $9 Million Interest "This," the GAAC said, "woulc require a muiimuin bondassue^of approximately $9 million and an annual debt service over 40 years at 4 per cent of $455,000. Over he 40 years the city would pay in addition to the $9 million, $9,188,000 interest." Gross revenue of the water company, the GAAP said, has been estimated by the ICC at $1,045,000. Physical operating expenses, including depreciation and payroll taxes, according to he report, are estimated at $560,300, leaving $485,000 available for debt service. It was pointed out that bonding companys want to see revenue available for bond payments at times the amount of money ITALIANS PROTEST Italian students hold signs aloft outside the Vietnamese embassy in Borne today while Mrs. Ngo Dinh Nhu holds a news conference inside. The pickets carry signs reading: "Nhu, Go Away From Rome," "Home's Catholics Are With The Buddhists," and "Violence Is Not Of Christ." (AP Wirephoto) Price Hiked needed to cover the bond payments. "At 1% coverage," the report said, "this would leave the city 197,500 short of the required income to handle the bond issue. At coverage we would still be 83,750 short of the amount required for debt coverage. There- ore, at the minimum price at which we believe the water company could be acquired, the in- ome for debt service would be ubmarginal and any higher price paid could not be met except by ubstantially higher water rates." GAAC questioned the wisdom of juying a facility the age of the Alton Water Co. on 40 - year wnds. "Twenty - year retirement would seem to be wiser, but economically impossible because if the high bond principle payments even though total interest >aid would be substantially less. Tie present figures make no provision for future increased cost of peration and future bond issue or expansion and replacement of acilities." Annual Loss The local taxing bodies, GAAC winted Out, would lose about 100,000 annually, of which about 70,000 would be school district taxes. Another $100,000, GAAC nomic boycotts of Alton business by area residents outside the city. We feel the recently announced action of the Godfrey Town Board (filing its ICC petition) on thej proposed purchase is indicative of the feeling in that community on this matter." Rails Ask New Start In Hearing WASHINGTON (AP) — Public hearings of the railroad work rules dispute began today with a plea from the railroads that the arbitration board toss out their settlement offers and start from the beginning on the dispute. Howard Neitzert, chief counsel for the railroads, urged the seven-man arbitration board to consider "the meri:s of the dispute" and not to permit earlier settlement recommendations to "place a floor under, or limitations upon" the railroads' right to change work rules. Student Fare Plea Snubbed Bi-State Transit Agency has ruled against the Alton schoo: district in its objection to a revised bus pass fare for students announcing that the new fare system will take effect next week The arbitration board, established by Congress to head off a railroad strike, began six weeks of hearings on the dispute. The first day was allotted to the railroads. Counsel for the five train-operating unions is scheduled to make opening remarks Wednesday. Neitzert said public interest, and a desire for prompt settlement of the work rules dispute, caused the earners to accept the reports of two presidential bodies, even though the railroads "were deeply disappointed with many of he recommendations." He added that, if they had thought such offers "might bar a full and impartial consideration" before the arbitration board, the railroads "would never have made the settlement offers." The unions rejected both recommend- ajions. The issues under arbitration are hose which for 4Vi years have •epeatedly threatened to precipi- .ate an economy-crippling strike —whether 32,000 locomotive firemen should be laid off, and whether the size of freight train crews can safely be cut. ......Alton had objected to a proposed $1.50. jiass,,which is to be Iijn.i. tef 5 to the week and to certain hours daily, on the grounds that students would be paying for bus transportation they would not be using, as on school holidays or during illness. Bi-State told the Telegraph today that the revised bus fares for students in Illinois school districts will become effective with the week beginning Sept. 29. Notice to this effect was given Monday to all senior and junior high and elementary schools in the Illinois areas served by the agency. The former school bus rates which have varied by school districts will be replaced uniformly by a new $1.50 10-ride weekly ticket or a new .$2 weekly pass, at the option of the student. The $1.50 ticket is a punchcard, ;ood for 10 rides during the week in the district of issue, Mondays through Fridays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., the announcement said. May Use It at Night The $2 pass is good for unlimited riding during the week in the district of issue without payment of additional fare between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Fridays. At other times during the week, including nights and weekends, the pass may be used as a permit with payment of 5 cents a ride, plus any applicable zone charges. Student bus riders who do not have a weekly ticket or bus pass will be subject to the regular cash fares which become effective on Oct. 1, the agency said. These fares will be 15 cents for those under 12 years of age and 25 cents for those over 12. Sale of the student tickets and passes for the week of Sept. 29 will begin Thursday in all Illinois public school districts, excep Belleville and East St. Louis the agency said. Passes will be sold each week by the schools and Bi-State wil make a 5 cent per ticket discount to the school to defray administrative costs of handling. In Belleville and East St. Louis, the transit agency said, outside agencies have been set up to sell tickets for the present until schools there are in a position to handle the sales. Qualified stud ents will be required to show identification cards furnished by their schools in order to purchase transportation passes at these agencies. TODAY'S CHUCKLE The reason Cupid makes so many bad shots is that he is aiming at the heart while looking at the hosiery. (© 1963, General Features Corp.) New Study at SIU Mortician Course Offered Sales Have Begun Meanwhile, sales of $12 monthly passes for general riders have begun in more than 20 locations in the Madison - St. Ciair County area, Bi - State announced. The passes become effective Oct. 1 and are good for unlimited riding without a central fare area. Agencies in the Alton area set up to sell the passes are as follows: Alton Banking and Trust Co., 620 East Broadway; Alton Bus Terminal, 6 Front St.; and Sears Roebuck and Co., 309 Piasa St. Bi - State said no agencies have been established in either Wood River or Edwardsville. Pan-Am Jet Hit by Red Fire at Saigon SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) -A pan American World Airways passenger jet plane from Singapore was hit by Communist guerrilla ground fire as it was about to land at Saigon's Tan San Nhut Airport today, an airline spokesman said. It landed safely although one engine was rapidly fading because of the loss of oil pressure. DATA AT THE DAM 8 a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 52°. high 76", low 56". River staue below Precipitation dam at S a.m. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. 3.4. Pool 23.3. None. 14 Votes More Than Required By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate ratified the history-making limited nuclear test ban treaty today. Approval of the pact banning nuclear weapons testing n the atmosphere, in outer space and underwater, came after more than two weeks of committee hearings and an equal time of Senate debate. With a two-thirds vote of the Senate required for approval, the resolution went through on a 8019 roll call. That was 14 more than the 66 votes needed with 99 senators recorded. The missing vote was House Is Debating Tax Cut WASHINGTON (AP) - The rlouse begins debating an $ll-bil- ion tax cut today with administration forces fighting against time. The issue is not whether the biggest tax cut in U.S. history can be passed. The Kennedy lieutenants' problem is to get it through the clogged congressional chan nels this year and defeat a Republican-backed amendment tha would cancel the cut unless a limit is placed on the budget. The key votes in the House are scheduled Wednesday and are ex pected to be close. Both sides claimed, victory,- . • . Time Element The timing problem centers in the Senate, where the bill woulc collide with the civil rights issue, sure to produce long debate. Moreover, it would be under the jurisdiction of the Finance Com mittee, whose chairman, Sen, Harry F. Byrd, D-Va., opposes tax cuts without spending cuts. By Treasury calculations, the bill would provide the following tax reductions for four-person families: For the household of a $5,000 worker, $106 a year; a $10,000 salaried man, $202; a $30,000 executive, $1,004; a $100,000 business leader, $5,m. The bill would put two-thirds of these cuts in effect Jan. 1, the rest a year later. The corporate income tax would je cut, also in two stages, from 52 per cent to 48 per cent. The individual income tax reductions when fully effective are estimated to total $8.75 billion a year, the corporate cut $2.31 bil- lon. Appeal Kennedy has appealed for enactment of the bill by Jan. 1 without what he called "if" or 'when" conditions. That would require final action in both House and Senate, and reconciling of any differences, before Congress goes lome this year. Some fiscally conservative Jemocrats in the House are sure o vote for the spending amendment. Republican leaders have pre- icted that a great majority of heir party will vote against the iill unless the spending condition s attached. The Republican amendment ivould provide that the tax cut vould not go into effect unless lie President submits estimates >f spending totaling not more than 97 billion for the current government bookkeeping year, which bean July 1, and $98 billion for the ucceeding year. Spending now is about $98 bil- on annually—$1 billion above the reposed limit for this year—and reliminary plans indicate a rise f several billion next year. hat of the ailing Sen. Clair Engle D-Calif., who has been reported avoring the treaty. For ratification were 55 Demo- rats and 25 Republicans. Op- josed were 11 Democrats and 8 Republicans. President Kennedy, hailing the Senate's action even before the ballot, expressed "delight at this iingle but substantial step in the direction of peace." His reaction was reported by Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana after the of Democratic congressional lead- weekly White House breakfast of Democratic congressional leaders. Mansfield said Kennedy told the roup that if a tax cut and civil rights legislation can be added to the treaty ratification this will be a historic Congress. The treaty was signed at Moscow Aug. 5 by the United States, Soviet Russia and Great Britain. It was sent to the Senate by President Kennedy Aug. 8' with these words: "While it will not end the threat of nuclear war or outlaw the use of nuclear weapons, it can reduce world tensions, open a way to further agreements" and "help to ease the threat of war." "- Opposition Opponents, who fought vainly to the last, contended it jeopardizes national security, freezes a Soviet advantage in high-yield weapons and permits the Russians to continue developm en t underground in the small weapons field where this country now leads. The treaty came under scathing attack from Sens. Richard B. Russell, D-Ga., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Commit- :ee, John Stennis, D-Miss., who leads its Preparedness subcommittee, Strom Thurmond, D-S.C., and others. Russell voiced fears it might be he first step toward complete disarmament without the safeguard of inspection. He and the others said they were concerned hat Soviet moratorium-breaking atmospheric tests in 1961 and 962 put them at an advantage in high yield weapons, in anti-bal- istic weapons system knowledge and in ways to harden missile mplacements. In the end, an overwhelming majority of the Senate went along with the endorsement of the mil- tary Joint Chiefs of Staff, who said that with four specified safeguards, the military "risks and disadvantages," were acceptable. Letter Kennedy, in a letter read to he Senate by Sen. Everett M. Dirksen, R-I1L, the Republican eader gave the Senate "unquali- ied and unequivocal assurances" U.S. security would be protected inder the treaty. He gave assurances that the United States will meet the mil- tary's four points by continuing nd agressive program of underground testing, maintaining a lealthy laboratory weapons development program, keeping up a eadiness to resume atmospheric esting if the Russians cheat, and xpanding and improving its fa- ilities for detecting such- cheat- ng as well as checking on Sino- 3oviet atomic progress. The treaty came to an end of long road Monday when proponents beat back a series of at- empts to alter the resolution of atification. By GEORGE LEIGHTY Telegraph Staff Writer Morticians, who generally are drawing fire from critics, chalked up one for their side today when Southern Illinois Unlvers- ty announced a course for undertakers. The move is part of a trend away from privately-operated schools for morticians, 0. Der•ell Smith, an Alton funeral director said. However, the state requirements for morticians have not been changed, Smith said. "You always did have to have at least a year of college, then a year at mortician school before you could start an apprenticeship," Smith said. The SIU move to include a two-year course in mortuary science In its Vocational Technical Institute, Smith said, will eliminate the necessitate of spending a year at a private mortuary school after completing one year of college. The only mortuary school in the area today, it was pointed out by SIU is a privately owned school, is a Chicago. A student successfully completing the two-year SIU course may serve the required one-year apprenticeship, then apply for a state license as an embalmer or funeral director. The SIU curriculum was developed in cooperation with the Illinois Funeral Directors Assn. education committee. Students who enroll in the course must meet the general university admission requirements. Morticians, as a group, have been under recent criticism due, in part, to publication of a book, "The American Way of Death" which called funerals paganlstic and some funeral directors operators of business that cash in on the bereaved. How UF Advance Gifts Stand Today Climbing Toward Last Year's Record With 568 Cards Still Out TEAM Carpenters Cement Finishers Steamfitters Interior Decorators Plumbers Iron Workers Teamsters Glaziers Bricklayers Electricians SUPERINTENDENT Robert S. Minsker Sid K. Cahoon George Phillips Mrs. Harry Mondhink Joe Victor William Fisher R. F. Judson John Paul Dr. Galnes Smith. John Dippel CARDS CARDS GOAL SELECTED REPORTED Operating Engineers Al Barnerd $11.780 10,514 10,714 12,200 10,415 10,693 10,708 12,290 10,168 10,530 10,000 $120,000 117 112 131 125 111 121 99 113 119 107 374 1529 116 84 60 117 103 39 64 79 60 61 178 961 TOTAL FLEDGED 510,768.00 8,337.00 7,059.00 10,185.00 8,619.00 6,258.00 7,394.00 9,951.00 6,407.00 6,440.00 7,710.00 $89,128.00

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