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Inside: EDITORIAL .... PAGE 4 COMICS . . ! •.•.':: PAGEIS FAMILY PAOF 20 OBITUARY ... i PAGE 21 TELEVISION .... PAGE 33 SPORTS PAGF 38 CLASSIFIED PAGE 40 MARKETS PAGE 40 ALT ELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years FAIR FBIDAY Low 50, High 80 (Complete Weather, Page 2) Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVIII, Nd. 216 ALTON, ILL., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26,1963 44 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Frew. City to Keep Parking Lot Contrary to a recommendation of its own real estate committee, Alton City Council Wednesday night voted that the city retain ownership of the 4th and Ridge streets parking lot. Alderman Newell Allen, chairman of the real estate committee — who originally recommended that the council sell the parking lot — was among those who voted for retaining it. This was interpreted by some councilmen as an indication that further information on the proposed sale of the lot had caused the real estate committee to change its mind. In other action involving real estate the council rejected t w o City Council In Brief SEWER RUN-OFF IN OPEN DITCH bids submitted for purchase of the tract and lots on the north side of East Broadway in the 1500 block. In addition to reading a petition submitted by 48 business and professional men with offices and places of business in the "East End" who favor retention of the E. 4th Street lot, several councilmen, including Allen addressed the council on why the lot should be retained. Second Ward Alderman Roy Geltz said, "once you get rid of such a lot chances are very high that you will never get another lot at the same location and probably not even in the same area." Councilman John McConnell Jr. suggested that income from the lot be checked by the department of public works for the next six monthfe in an attempt to see if the lot is becoming more of a paying proposition for the city. The rejection of bids for the East Broadway property was announced following a private executive session of the council to discuss the bids. Such sessions are provided for under state statute when a council is considering sale or acquisition of real estate. A bid of $9,100 was submitted by Laughlin-Miles Inc. of 1430 E. Broadway and a bid of $7,010 was submitted by Edwin A. Roller. No explanation was given on the reason lor rejection of the bids. 'This was the second time'that bids have been received for sale of the property. On March 14th the council rejected five bids they had received on the basis that they were too low. The property would be subject to four city held leases for which the city receives a total of $1,400 annually. At that time a councilman said he felt the city should get a "minimum of $12,000 for the property." 6 No Bias' in School Case At Roxana Roxana school officials said today that racial discrimination did not Influence their decision to turn down the request to use school facilities for the Easter Seal Treatment Center's hearing therapy class this year. This year's class for the first time, included a Negro girl. School Superintendent Latham Harris said today he did not know the Easter Seal treatment center held a speech therapy class at Central School last year when he told the Telegraph Wednesday that the school district does not allow use of school facilities for outside organizations. Harris said that last year's request by therapist Dorothy Stickels never reached his desk. He said the request for the room to teach pre-school children after hours went through the hands of the grade school principal. Board president Jack Willis and member Guy J. Turnbeaugh both said today that they knew the class was being held last year, but neither indicated that they knew Mrs. Stickels was being paid. Mrs. Stickels 1 "personal" request to hold the hearing therapy class in the Roxana School District this year is the whole problem, Harris said. He said she wanted a room there so she would not have to travel to Alton's Easter Seal building. Mrs. Stickels lives in Wood River. Harris added that there was no racial discrimination in the Following Is a summary of action in the Alton City Council Wednesday. Full stories of major action are carried elsewhere in the Telegraph. The council defeated an ordinance calling for sale of the 4th Street parking lot—Page 1 Rejected two bids submitted for purchase of the tract in the 1500 block of East Broadway—Page 1 Referred to committee a muyor's report on the War- dein-EIfgen easement needed for the southside interceptor sewer — Page 3 Laid over a resolution declaring the appointment of recreation director John Woodworth Jr., as void — Page 3 Received a report asking if any vacancies in Alton housing projects exist for Dogtown families — Page 1 Approved the final plat of Addition Number Two to Storeyland Subdivision without sidewalks — Page 2 Approved the final plat of Mantz's re-subdivision of Lamperts re-subdivision — Page 2. Adopted a resolution and report from the Citizen's Bond Issue Supervisory Committee for investment of sewer funds. Placed on file a report from the Civil Defense Commission. Mayor Day announced he reappolntment of Fred King for a two-year term as Civil Defense director and approved Dr. E. F. Buzan as city health commissioner — Page 3 Adopted an ordinance for vacating, .portions of Eighth Street and an unnamed alley, clearing the way for the post office — Page 2 Approved a change in zoning of property in the 1400 block of Washington Avenue from residential to business for the construction of an Automobile Club of Missouri office building. Referred to a committee a protest signed by six people concerning the condition of Olive Place Street damaged during sewer construction. Referred to the mayor a letter from the Glass Bottle Blowers Assn. protesting the removal of traffic signals at the gntrance of Owens-Illinois Glass plant. Adopted a resolution authorizing bids on the Elm-Mathers storm sewer. Referred to the real estate committee a request from Dr. A. L. Lindblad for a 20- year lease on an alley behind the Luer "bide" building. Placed on file a report from the police committee on the leasing of automobiles for use by the police and other .city departments. Had a first reading on an ordinance calling for a 25-mile an hour speed limit on Main Street from The small pool is one of many in Cottage Hills where run-off of sewers collect!!* in open ditches along streets. In the Cottage Hills and Forest Homes areas the ditches connect with Wood River Creek. Before Sewer Vote . . . Wood River Factions Stage Statistics Duel Fair Employment Is Now City Law Trick-or-Treating . . . To Be Restricted by City By L. ALLEN KLOPE Telegraph Staff Writer Two days before a bond issue election, opponents and proponents of the Wood River Township sanitary sewer proposition were firing broadsides of f i g u r e s on costs, which vary as much at $3,000,000. The opponents have said the cost of the project — plus the interest, plus the 20 cents per $100 assessed valuation the district can levy — will put the total cost at $8,000,000. But proponents estimate the total cost of the project, plus the interest, will be $5,731,000. The proponents have said the 20 cents levy will not be needed because of future population growth, which will take care of additional funds. On the other han'd, the opponents say the population growth will be retarded because of the high tax rate the district will have. The general obligation issue $965,000 was passed in June. This Saturday the revenue bond issue of $2,335,000 will be before the voters. If the bonds pass, the fiscal agent will advertise for bids, but will not be allowed to make bids itself. If the bids exceed estimated, new bids will be asked; and if this fails, the voters will be asked to vote again. Trustees of the district cannot arbitrarily raise rates, according to law. Based on Percentages Proponents have estimated the general obligation bonds should be sold at 3% per cent-interest and the revenue bonds at'-4% per cent interest. Their calculations are based on these percentages. If the proposition Saturday should fail, then the trustees still come up with some kind of sewer plan as the voters have already approved the district, and the trustees have an obligation to pro- Dominicans Set Up Government SANTO DOMINGO (AP)—A three-man provisional civilian government was established today in the Dominican Republic. The military junta which overthrew President Juan Bosch Wednesday said it would surrender control of the government to the three civilians today. The three who will take over the government are Emilio De Los Santos, Dr. Ramon Tatia Espinal and Manuel Tavares Espaillat. man" to lead the nation of 3 mil- ion out of what they said was a chaotic state "brought about by administrative indecision." Bosch was seized in his palace before dawn Wednesday. The bloodless coup ended his seven- month rule as the Dominican Re public's first freely elected president in more than 30 years. board's decision to deny the hearing therapy request. Harris said that if the Easter Seal Treatment Center had, applied for a classroom—not Mrs. Stickels, Harris uald-and was willing to pay a fee, the board would probably have approved the request. He said that Negroes play basketball and football in Roxana, "so what differences would it make If a Negro attended a therapy class at Roxana?" College Avenue to Amelia Street and limiting parking to four hours on Fifth between Henry and Ridge Streets. Adopted a fair employment practices employment ordinance- Page 1. Rusk, Home Discuss New USSR Talks UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —British Foreign Secretary Lord Home and U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk met today to prepare the groundwork for new talks with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko in the wake of the limited nuclear test ban treaty. Home and a half dozen aides arrived for the conference at the headquarters of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations two minutes early. The foreign secretary told reporters he doubted if he would have anything to say after the conference. He and Rusk intend to seek some agreement with Gromyko on new steps toward disarmament and lasting peace to follow up on the test ban ratified in Moscow Wednesday and Washington a day earlier. The three men will meet for lunch Saturday. DATA AT THE DAM today 56 high 79°, low 54°. River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 3.1. Pool 23.3. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. None. Gen. Antonio Imbert Barrera, in announcing the names of the three, said "they are the provisional government." The rightist, anti-Communist military chiefs had accused Bosch of leading his country toward communism, economic ruin and war with neighboring Haiti. Bosch, 54, a liberal intellectual, was expected to be sent into exile in Puerto Rico. But he apparently still was a prisoner. Surrounded Puerto Rican Gov. Luis Munoz Marin, a close friend, had expected Bosch in San Juan Wednesday night. An aide to the governor said he had learned Bosch had been taken to San Ysidro air base 9 miles from Santo Domingo. Bosch's wife and young son and daughter already were in San Juan, visiting Munoz Marin's family. The Dominican military command said Bosch was "surrounded by all kinds of guarantees anc considerations." The United States suspended diplomatic relations witht Santo Domingo and a $50-million aic program. The State Department said, "Any overthrow of a democratically elected government is a loss to the policies of the countries of this hemisphere, including out own." The Dominican ambassador to Washington, Enriquillo Del Ro sario, cabled the junta: "I wil not serve an illegal, unconstitu tional. government." He told a news conference 'Some of the newly rich business men, who were happy at making a profit under (the Trujillo) die tatorship, have been fighting the democratic government from the start." Seized The leaders of the bloodless coup summoned Bosch's politics opponents to pick a "respectable Bombing Probe Continues BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP)—Po ice pushed investigation into the city's latest bombing, apparently a treacherous decoy-type bomb- ng, while a two-man presidential earn scheduled another round of meetings today with white and •Jegro leaders. The latest bombing occurred early Wednesday, hours after the arrival of former Army Secretary Kenneth C. Royall and former Army football coach Earl Blaik Royall and Blaik were sent by President Kennedy to promote ra cial harmony in this tense city They described themselves a? "friendly guests." Investigators of the bombing said a minor explosion set off in a clump of bushes and honey suckle vines was apparently de signed to lure people and police onto the street. Then they would have been caught in the full force of a sec ond blast from a shrapnel bomb which exploded 14 minutes later and hurled nails and pieces o metal through windows and into walls of houses, investigator!, said. Residents of the southside Bir mingham section failed to rush out after the initial blast, how ever, and there were no injurie, when the shrapnel bomb went off TODAY'S CHUCKLE Americans used to ,shout: "Give me liberty!" Now they just leave off the last word. (© 1993, General Features Corp.) By JOHN STETSON Telegraph Staff Writer Instead of "tricks" a "treat" was proposed for residents Wednesday by the Alton City Council when a resolution was approved limiting Halloween trick - or - treating youngsters to a five-block radius of their homes. Introduced by First Ward Alderman K. P. Deterding the resolution also stipulates that youths will not be allowed to start their annual trick or treat activities earlier than a week prior to Halloween. A similar proposal submit- ted from the council floor several years ago was defeated. Police Chief John Heafner commenting on the resolution to the Telegraph today said, "Tliis resolution for such an ordinance has been brought about by the complaints we receive each year of early trick or treaters." Some parents Heafner said for some reason allow their children to start making the rounds as early as Oct. 1 and the police also get complaints about bands of children who do not even live near where they are trick or treating. "I feel parents should re- strict their children and that an adult to supervise the youngsters should accompany them on their rounds," Heafner added. A survey of residents indicates those contacted favor such a resolution. One housewife said, "I'm in full accord with it, each year the children start making the rounds a day or two earlier it seems." Another woman said, "I think having the neighborhood kids come trick or treating is accepted by most people, but when you start getting a parade of strangers, from all over the city, this is too much." ;ide the best possible solution for iisposing of waste materials ii lie area. According to plans of the sani ary district, there will be a sec mdary treatment plant, intercept ir lines, and six lift, or pumping ;tations to adequately take can jf the three areas for the nex 0 years, which included the maxi mum population the areas wil have. Opponents to the sanitary dis rict plan said there are septi ystems in Rosewood Heights tha .re not functioning properly, bu nay be corrected, so that t h Rosewood Heights area could b aken care of with septic sys ems alone. The opponents expressed on dea of constructing two sewage agoons in the Forest Homes are hat would take care of it an lottage Hills. However, the thre areas are joined together as sanitary district and Rosewoo Heights would have to pay taxe on the lagoons even though vouldn't have use of them. Change in District About 5 years ago citizens in :he unincorporated areas of Wood River Township tried to form a sanitary district. The Milton area of Alton was included at that time as was Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corp. and Illinois Power Co. Milan residents petitioned to annex :o Alton, which was accomplished, and Olin and Illinois Power petitioned out of the sanitary district, leaving the three areas now in the district. Opponents to the sewer system lave suggested the three areas tie in with Wood River, East Alton, or Bethalto and pay one of :hese areas for the privilege of using their facilities. The proponents have pointed out it would more costly to do this than to form their own district. Opponents have objected to the iscal agent fee of $26,800, because other towns in the area lave had fiscal agents doing the same work for about $4,500. The proponents have said the other owns have had systems in pro- ress and were only adding to them, consequently not taking near as much work as a new district. The proponents have also pointed out the fiscal agent is >aying for the advertisements for aids, and paying $500 toward the cost of election. Tax Cut Bill Okayed By House By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) The One Word 9 and Snarling Bandit Chickens Out House has passed President Kennedy's $ll-billion tax cut bill by a 271-155 vote, handing him one of the biggest legislative victories of his administration. The battleground immediately shifts to the Senate, where administration forces already have launched an all-out drive for passage this-year. The prospects are highly dubious. If the Senate should approve the bill in its present form, ultimate reductions would range between $100 and $200 a year for most taxpaying families—more in the upper brackets, Vote The bill won the votes of 223 Democrats and 48 Republicans in the House roll call late Wednes day which capped two days of de bate. Opposing passage were 126 Republicans and 29 Democrats. Just before passage, the Democrats turned back, 226-199, a Re publican-backed move to cance lie tax cut unless the Presiden cut back spending below th< present rate. The outcome was a special tri umph for Rep. Wilbur D. Mills D-Ark., chairman of the Ways anc Means Committee, who led th fight to prevent defections b Southern Democrats on the show down votes. The ?ll-billion reduction, larges in history, would be shared b practically all U.S. taxpayers Both individuals and corporation would benefit. Keystone Kennedy has called the measure the keystone of his economic pro ;ram. He has made it clear th administration has placed it hopes on solving the gnawing un employment problem through in Teased spending resulting from the tax cut. Senate Democratic leaden voiced strong confidence the> have the votes to pass the bi] eventually. It will remain alive in 1964 if it fails to get through thi year. But the administration is push ing hard for 1963 passage so tha he new reduced withholding can take effect Jan. 1. As the House passed the measure, two-thirds o he benefits for individuals would be effective at that lime. A would-be stick up man fled from a Wood River cab company manager's home Wednesday night as the startled cab manager stood up suddenly and replied "What?" after the holdup man 'snarled "This is a Stick Up." Bert Major, manager of the cab company told police the robber had knocked on his front door twice, opened the door and walked into the living room. Major was sitting in the living room talking on the telephone when confronted by the man who appeared to be about 22 years old. Mrs. Major said her husband ran outside their home to see what direction the holdup man ran, but no one was in sight. The incident took place so fast, Mrs. Major said, that her husband was unable to remember if the man had a gun. FRESH FOOD Live duck sticks its head out of knapsack on back of soldier in South Viet Nanr. Duck was taken along by the soldier for food and not as a pet. This is the safest way of carrying food in the hot, humid area. (AP Wirephoto) Valachi Ready To Tell Story By G. MILTON KELLY Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON (AP)—Mobster Joseph Valachi, 60, came to the capitol today to testify in a Senate crime probe and put the finger on underworld big shots. The convicted dope peddler and ing a recital of facts, names and First in History Of Alton By JIM KULP Telegraph Staff Writer Alton's first fair employment practices law was passed unani- . mously by the City Council Wednesday night. One alderman was absent. The ordinance not only makes it unlawful for any department or official of the city to discriminate in employment because of race, color or creed, but also prohibits the city from entering into contract with any firm that discriminates and makes it unlawful for any person to discriminate against any other person. This, similar to ordinances in East St. Louis, Chicago and other municipalities, means that the law refers to employment in both city and private businesses. Any person, firm or corpora- ion who violates or fails to com- >ly with the provisions of t h e ordinance will be guilty of a misdemeanor, the law says. Penalty s a fine not exceeding $200. It had been pointed out prev- ously by Mayor P. W. Day that the ordinance merely reaffirms prior legislation introduced by the General Assembly. Under this legislation, any time public works money is spent in Alton the fair employment practice must be followed by the contractor concerned and the unions. The ordinance said that it is the policy of the U.S. Government, in furtherance of the successful winning of the peace, to insure the maximum participation of all available workers in production, "in the firm belief that the democratic way of life within the nation can be defended successfully only with the help and support of all groups within its borders. . ." In cooperation with this policy, the ordinance said, Alton has decided to enact the fair employment law. The 1960 census in Alton showed a population of 4,944 Negroes, 38,059 whites and 44 other races. The ordinance will become effective 10 days after publication or in about two weeks hence. Day had introduced the ordinance about four days before a Negro redly Aug. 30 on the steps of the city hall in support of freedom and equal rights for Negroes. The rally was sponsored by the Alton Chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People. murderer was hustled into a heavily guarded hearing room in the old Senate office building where the Senate Investigations subcommittee was to hear in private what he learned about a nationwide crime syndicate as one of its members. A public hearing is to be held Friday. After the closed hearing had been under way for about 40 minutes, Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, D- Maine, a subcommittee member, left the hearing room briefly on an errand, lie told newsmen Va- lachi was "talking freely." Muskie said Valachi was giv- events interrupted only occasionally by questions from senators. Muskie was asked whether Va- lachi is seeking immunity from prosecution for anything he might say in his testimony. "You'll have to ask the chairman (Sen. John L. McClellan, D-Ark.)," Muskie replied. The subcommittee itself has no authority to grant immunity to anyone. A squat, brown-haired man in a gray suit, the grim-faced Va- lachi was smuggled into the office building by a guard of six U.S. marshals, and quickly taken down a long corridor to the hearing room. No Room in Alton Acres for Dogtown Families, AHA Says Alton Housing Authority has been asked by the Board of Health if there are any vacancies in the Alton Acres housing project for 23 Dogtown families. The Authority told the Telegraph today that none exist. A spokesman for the housing authority said the project is at its capacity of 100 families. The information had been requested in a report on Dogtown by the Board of Health, submitted to the City Council Wednesday. Members of the board toured Dogtown last month, then considered a resolution that proposes independent action by the city to clear the area of substandard dwellings. Hope for help from federal funds under urban renewal faded last July when the council failed to accept inspection provisions in a proposed housing ordinance. Money for clearing Dogtown was available only under urban renewal. The Board of Health's report, referred to the housing authority, asks if there are available vacancies in any (Alton Acres or the Elm housing for elderly) of the present AHA-contolled housing projects for the 23 Dogtown families. "If not," the report said, "how soon could these vacancies be se- cured for the tenants?" The report further asked if the board could be assured of available vacancies for the tenants in the new Elm Street Housing Project upon its completion. The Telegraph learned later from the AHA that Dogtown residents who qualify under the age limitations "will be eligible." Under the resolution on D o g- town, it is proposed that the city investigate structural conditions in the area and where substandard conditions are found, owners would be notified to enclose, repair or demolish them. If owners fail to comply, condemnation would follow. Remapping Of Illinois Proceeds CHICAGO (AP) — Prospects for redistricting the state House of Representatives appear brighter after the elimination of a major stumbling block. The break came Wednesday with the announcement that the Democrats had "reluctantly" abandoned their efforts to obtain Chicago voting districts which would extend out into the suburbs. The announcement was made by George Dunn, a Democrat, find Fred G. Gurley, a Republican, after a meeting of the special bipartisan redistricting commission. Said Gurley: "Now we can get clown to the urgent business of drawing a fair map on the basis of the 1960 census." At least seven members of the 10-man commission must agree on a plan by Deo. 1-1, or all 177 state representatives will have to run on a statewide basis in the 196-1 election. The commission also said it had settled another troublesome issue. Dunn an<l Gurley, both Chicagoans, announced that Lake and Du Page counties would have two districts each. Each now has one. Southern Illinois politicians had resisted this suggestion on the theory the northern gain would be Southern Illinois' loss. Illinois' 59 House districts — with three representatives each — are now divided into 29 downstate — 23 in Chicago, and seven in Cook County outside Chicago. The commission will meet next Oct. 9 in Chicago, it was announced.

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