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Inside K£ fr ,°, l " AL WOK 4 •otiAl. PAntt • SPOUTS ..... PAOB 1 MW04TV... PAOfeii COMICS ..... PAol 4 CLASSIFIED . . - OBH UARV . ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 125 Years CLOUDY SUNDAY: Low 48, High, OB, (Gotnpttfei WMrtMtt ftWPi §) Established January 15, 1838. Vol. CXXVI, No. 72 ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY, APRIL 8,1961. 18 PAGES 5c Per Copy Member of The Antedated Fran 15 Appointed for Property Canvass Township As&eshor James P. Gorman has appointed a staff of 15 women deputies to make the annual house-to-house canvass (or the personal property assessment data, and their tour of the city-township area will begin next Monday afternoon. Named as deputies to submit -Mrs. Helen L. Broderlck, 819 personal property schedules to residents at their home are: Congo Parley Delayed LEOPOLDVILLE, the Congo (AP> — Proposed peace talks by Leopoldvllle officials with pro- Lumumba leader Antoine Gizenga were postponed today because of inability to agrcr on a safe place to meet. The talks hud bepn scheduled to start Sunday. This last minute snag appeared —as many feared it might— just as the leaders were preparing to tly to the jungle village of Bun- Douglas: Mrs. Stella R. Darr, 419 Mather; Mrs. Nellie Flenner, 3866 Coronedo; Mrs. Mary A. Hainc, 709 Royal;, Mrs. Emma L. Johnson, 1016 Washington; Mrs. Bertha Oetken, T35 Spring; Mrs Jessie M. Rives. 3404 Lincoln; Mrs. Eula Rushing, 1645 Jersey; Mrs. Dorothy Scheibal, 3864 Aberdeen; Mrs. Adah Smith, 2925 Buena Vista; Mrs. Lydia Sturgeon, 2920 Edgewood; Mrs. Eva Tackwell, 3610 Berkeley; Mrs. Virginia K. Walter, 333 Dry; Mrs. Velma O. Weslick, 937 College Mrs. Evelyn M. Yost 192 gers Ave. Gorman said today that he! has added two more deputies to. his staff of "outside workers" for' LEADING OFF Kennedy, Macmillan Reach 'High Level of Agreement 9 Aubrey J. Holmes, executive director of tiie Illinois State Teachers Retirement System, Wilbur R. ;e; andj Triinue, Madison County superintendent of Schools, (25 Rod-; and Dr. E. J. Walker, Protestant co-chairman of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, who led off the daylong Alton section of the Madison County Teachers' Institute Friday—Siaff Photo. Conflicting Reports On Plane Survivors GRANTS, N.M. (/Pi — Conflicting reporls from the crash .••cciie where a B52 bomber was shot down Friday indicated two wore crow members may have been found alive. There was no immediate confirmation from searchers in the area. Jim Harvey, public information |among the .search party, office employe from Kirtland Air The heavy cloud cover was re- i Force Base, who was making his {headquarters at the Floyd Lee i ranch at San Mateo, said he could inot confirm the report. apex- this year's persona) canvass, and that all except the two new pointees have had previous perience in the work. Six of the : deputies are residents of the Milton-North Rodgers area. Says Security Vital to Students If so, it would mean five of the ported breaking up la to this morning, but flying weather over the scene was termed marginal, wind of from 30 to 3.") miles an hour swept the scene, and strong- i eight crew members survived lhei er R" sts huffeted the area, i crash of thc B52. which was sent j The crush scene was pinpointed (plunging to earth over western at five miles northwest of the | New Mexico Friday when struck small community of Marque/. It 'by a Sidewinder missile accident-j is about 15 miles northeast of Ml. 'ally fired from an K100 jet. |Taylor, an 11.389-foot peak. To prepare thc canvassing de- T Jt-tdJi. 1/VF k_^E/HVA\..-'iJLE-O Tho search operations had been'; Tiie Air Force made contact doki for long-awaited rerwwilia-1 pulies for their duties, Gorman carried out under the worst possi-i with the base party near the scene tio " np 60tt"ti° ns - (has arranged a school session for, m^-ul* musl Hiv «. tiieir children great .^curiiy if tlic.v wuntjWc conditions. jof the crash early this morning. Vice Premier Jean Bolikango (Monday forenoon. He will conduct .. lh , M11 |0 bt> bettei . stude nt.s, a leading Illinois educator told ai Searchers Imd gotten under way j ^ugh communications were man- 4«»rt n ««, m , mim ,. „„„,„„ r«. it in tnc Ciry Councj , roon) O fi d|vision Qf thc Madlson county Teachers' Institute here Friday, i early Friday afternoon shortly |aR«l between the base parly and Appraise Problems Facing 2 Nations By JOHN M. HJQHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Kennedy and Prime Minister Harold Macmillan announced today they have reached "a very high level of agreement" on their appraisal of the problems faced by the two great English-speaking powers. In a joint statement covering their three days of talks, the two Kennedy and Macmillan said only mat they had given close attention leaders pledged themselves "to do I to the problems of the area. SHIP FIRE Pointer locates area in their utmost" to reach agreement with the Soviet Union for a safeguarded ban on nuclear weapons i tests. i They asserted their support for Of the broad range of problems involved in relations with the Soviet Union they simply said they had agreed on "the importance and the difficulty" of developing Persian Gulf Where the | llle United Nations and their "de-isatisfactory relations with Russia. Britisll Liner Dara burst \ termination" to oppose Soviet at- Road by Kennedy Into flames and was aban- 'enipts "to undermino its author! i Th( , state ment was 'read by cloned. Some 500 were t >'-" i Kennedy into microphones before rescued and search went < To met -' Uic problems of the a battery of cameras. Kennedy on today for survivors.!"" 01 ' 1 ' 1 toda - v <<wi11 require from us and Macmillan for this Dr. issued a communique saying Leo poldvillc authorities would not fly i City Hall where the deputies will; to Bundoki as scheduled, but \ first be sworn in by City Clerk' hoped to reach agreement on a j Paul A. Price. ' ' i man of the North Centra) Assn. ol new site for the talks by Monday.! As in the past, the deputies will;Colleges and Secondary Schools, Lowell Fisher, state chair- world's salvation but and wisdom. "Teachers have a wonderful j fighter from the New Mexico Air Until tliis agreement is reached, |.submit schedules to householders (said that voung people today he said, the talks arc postponed. Gizenga rejected the village of Bundoki as a meeting site during a telephone conversation with Bo- likango. The latter suggested as an alternative the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, a neutral city where the negotiators' security could be assured. Gizenga gave no immediate answer, but informants said his reaction seemed favorable and he agreed to give a formal answer later. At the same time, the rebel army commander. Gen. Victor Lundula, is understood to be having second thoughts about his scheduled meeting with Gen. Joseph Mobutu. Plan Meeting have a veneer of sophistication and, when no one is found at home, a schedule will be left there with a notice requesting the occupant to M it out, then bring it or mail it to his City Hall of- !wi " " ot because they no longer fice. ! Thc information so sought will : be thc number of rooms judgment j after a Sidewinder missile, fired 'accidentally from an F100 jet part in the building of children's National Guard, zeroed in on the the command post at a nearby ranch via walkie-talkie. No Search of The rescue party said it had j •haracter and in imparting that huge bomber and sent it plunging I withstood a blizzardous night and the knowledge they are gaining]to earth. ' ' ' ''" ' ' i had been unable to search the which they would exchange for a Jin -school can be dangerous if it isj Three moil parachuted from the wreckage to determine how many "good cii''on mother's lap" but' no( coupled with intelligence." she; bomber and were rescued by hell-i bodies there were. rel a part of their parents. Thc University of Illinois in thc-fo-ssor was one of six speakers year and make of the'the daylong institute at added. Mrs. Wain, who covered s and the Korea called for more 'copter crews. The wreckage was! Two both;found late Fridav afternoon and - , snow , rain, hail and mud to reach •rs a i. , , AHnni ness {imo "i? nations. She said that (the big plane. Heavy vehicles Alton.. . . . H householders automobile, and a High School. Along with Dr. Ro- thc iron should be statement whether part of thelbert Zcller, of thc State Office of ' .,.,. 1p home is rented, and. if so, to'Public Instruction. Dr. Fishe * ' * " and torn aside. whom. | addressed a unique parents' con-: Jf p 'said 6 we Route lists have been prepared \ ferencc in the high school annex. i' tneil .\ v . l% ' of )ifc W( , f . an be their 5 1 bogged down in mud and search- iers had to slog on foot through -' ausc ithe mud to reach the site. Foot! Dropped lea\ina weapons carriers tiie ranch shortly were j after j (AP Wirephoto Map) Save 500 As Ship Burns daybreak. Mud Friday bogged j down vehicles attempting to reach i the scene. The ground froze Fri-! BAHRAIN (APi — A crowded day night and thc search crews | British , ilK , r , JUrst in(0 f , ames to . many sacrifices," Kennedy and Macmillan declared. "We arc in complete agreement," they said, •"as to the gravity and depth of the dangers in the present world situation for those nations who wish to retain their independence and the priceless right of choice. "While we recognize that thc core of Western security against armed aggression continues to be the North Atlantic Alliance, we also discussed how our countries can help to strengthen the tree world as a whole. I believed they might be albe to get] through today. It was snowing this morning for each of the canvassing depu-l Otlier Speakers ties. They will start their tours j other speakers in the auditor-, Monday afternoon, said Gorman.[mm. where 1,000 public and pa-j After that they will make their irochial teachers from northern i 'friends." Won't She said that the Chinese will j Food ajid supplies were dropped | by helicopter to the ground parry ilhis morning. There was also a report that medical supplies had l>een requested, indicating there • —-•»-•• ..•••—- u»*.,7 **«-»» »iii4*»v *»»v*i*. j iuv.mcu ictn*niri a IL i/i j j uvji un^i j 11 . . f~i . . , ,.-• — *,.. ~_- 1 _ v ...*,.., —..,._— .-..£., „. — „ daily calling tours between 9 a.m.! Madison County gathered, were:!" remaui Commumst because ', mlght have bene s ome i njuries i < ! __'_.' itiiev will never retain anv vvesTpm •„. ,, .... , . —.• «... never retain any Western ,'Mrs. Nora \\aln, foreign corres-j , .. , Besides the women's group, Gor-pondent; Peter Reich, aviation! plulosoph> U1> lons> and winds up to 45 miles an hour (day in the Persian Gulf and wasi abandoned. Thc ship's wners said 300 persons were rescued, Consider Measures "We have considered what and 4 p.m. Mobutu said Friday night hej tnan llas an another deputy, for editior of the Chicago Daily Ainer- i special assignments, Kenneth Dun-lican: Dr. E. J. Walker, Protestant would meet Lundula Sunday, about 50 miles south of where the politician's meeting was planned. Lundula is apparently now waiting Reich entertained um audience with the auditoii-' color slides • can of 2923 Forest Dr. Extra I co-chairman of the National Con- clerks who are assisting in the Iterance of Christians and Jews; assessor's for new plans by Bolikango and „ Gi/enga before agreeing to meet|^ ncv ; e ^ ; .. L ;^ Mobutu. The eleventh-hour postponement dampened mounting expectation in the Congolese capital, but Bo- offico with the assessment program arc: 2304 Mrs. Lydia Gorski, 142 Mrs. Margaret U. Hawthorne; and Mrs. (Rose, 628 Trube St. .showing the advancement in trans-i iportation and exploration. Many; ; , . . T ,, , .. 'of the pictures he took while on Mrs a r d t y M, T' . eXCC 2't ei ^»t for the Chicago Amer- M r fe.' director oJ the Illinois State;. , ' * Mills;: Teachers' Retirement System. . 7th; i ™ , T J ( . H) , '.,»',, ., . . . , All these wondertul advauco Dr- Fisher ln h ' S talk called tor !mcnts are a direct product of you; a breaki "B of tl)C balTier between | ]„ the audience," he told the tench-! teachers and parents. He saidj crs> "because it was in the ciass-i i • .« .. .... ___ -i *t;j__ r ___ il-l.. ' ' likango said it should not be viewed as a cancellation, and hope for cooperation between the rival regimes of Leopoldville and Stanleyville remains high. "It was just a final technical detail," one minister said. "There is still complete agreement on the principle of a meeting and eagerness on botli sides to gel together us soon as possible." The personal property ment period opened April since that date final preparations !most of the responsibility for this !room that our new era began." ipril 1 andi mOVC ' ay W?th thC parents ' i He wid the jet engine is as great rn' Hc was cr 't' cal °^ * nc "many j as the de\'clopment of steam pow- for the city-wide canvass were! I completed. Pair Rob Chicago Loan Finn of $2,500 " 1 " 1 ^ to do " in th ° £ chil . 1 ' WaS " its day ' und explora - , , . , dren and young adulls that tend) lion of space is as great as thej to erode the sense of union be- i voyages of Columbus and Ma-| rween them and their parents. gellan. "There is nothing for them to hold to," he said. "Even religion and its psychological assistance Dr. Zellcr, one-time teacher in| the Alton school system, told the! parents conference that much of! is no longer in the background 1 " 16 brainpower of Illinois was be-: CHICAGO (API—A jittery gun-, of m;U]y ) lomt , s ." |ing lost by drop outs in r Fears lor thc negotiators' seaman and a woman accomplice ' f ^ t\ 0 rld ^tarv and high schools. ..•urity were not all on the Sianley-jheld up the Mat-queue Park Sav- ' 'of'llhp speakers in the! ' U ' sh Sclloo] stud > ville side. jiugs & Loan Association on Clii- Nearly 100 of Bolikango's tribal cago's Southwest Side Friday, es- supporters demonstrated in front of Ills house this morning, fearful rheir chief might come to harm in the remote village, directly on the border of rebel Oriental Province. Others In Party The party that planned to fly to Bundoki Sunday included Interior Minister Cyrille Adoula and Leopoldville Provincial President Cleophas Kamitatu, beside Bolikango. Economic Minister Jean-Pierre Derlcoyard of the Kasavubu central government said Leopoldville wants an agreement with Stanleyville "so that our friends in that province (Oriental) can return with us in a united Congo." No mention was made of the third major factor in the chaotic Congo—Moise Tshombe's Katanga Province. Tshombe has declared Katanga independent and has been a prime mover for loose confederation of Congo states under a weak central bead. His position in the negotiations was not made clear. Katanga Province continued to maintain a partial economic blockade of its own—but against United Nations troops stationed in Elisabethville. caping with $2,500. TODAY'S CHUCKLE The man who bows his head and says, "1 can't" is usually right about it. (3 1061, General Features Corp.) teachers to thc changes under way in the world and how their classroom responsibilities have increased because of them. Mrs. Wain, who resided with her English husband for many years in China, told the teachers that knowledge alone was not the thei Hp eited fteures in a study he and his group had made of 11,000 high school students in the southern portion of the state. "Twenty-eight to thirty per cent of the students who started in Bitten on Finger By Easter Bunny Tei-mite. a white rabbit received last Sunday by Thomas Welch, 4. of Brighton, as an Easter gift, bit his owner on a finger of his right hand Friday, inflicting a wound that required hospital treatment. Mrs. W i 1 b u r Medlock, Thomas' mother, said her son had taken his cousin. Dr- Jenc Ewing, '2. to the rabbit pen Friday to show her thc Easter bunny, and when he sluck his finger in the pen, the rabbit took a nip at Thomas' finger. The rabbit was named Termite, Mrs. Medlock explained, because he was always nibbling on his pen. After cleansing of the wound at the hospital Thomas was administered an anti-tetanus shot. The rabbit is to be kept under observation for 14 days, Mrs. Medlock said. were sweeping across the moun-i tain slopes. One report said winds j up to 60 miles an hour lashed the area during the night. Three Air Force helicopters and (two C-17's were sent up this morn- and a search was under way for ling over thc area but the storm ; was hampering flying conditions ;and visibility. The planes were at! tempt ing to drop supplies to the rescue party and search the area for any other survivors. 17 Planes in Ami Parties at the scene said the ceiling appeared to be breaking more survivors. About 550 persons were reported aboard, the ship owners said, but it was not known if this included thc 130 crew members. Most passengers were believed to have been Indians mid Pakistanis, he said, though a few Americans and Europeans might have teen aboard. The ship, the 5,030-ton Dara, iad run through fierce storms and torrential rain during the night while plying between Bom- measures it might be advisable to take, together with our allies, to insure thc cohesion, effectiveness and adaptability of the Atlantic communly in a changing world." The statement described as urgent the need for further steps toward "the economic and political unity of Europe." purpose stood on the steps of thc executive' wing of the White House which lead from the President's office down to a rose garden. It was a sunny, brisk day and reporters from all over the world listened as the U.S. chief executive read the statement. Macmillan stood at Kennedy's right hand and followed the text as the President read it. When he finished reading the prepared statement, Kennedy folded it and spoke informally a few sentences. ft had been "a source of great satisfaction," he said, to talk in fullest confidence and understanding with the prime minister. The 43-year-old President noted that he was the fourth American president to have enjoyed this relationship with the prime minister, who is 24 years his senior. The relationship now formed, he said, is "close, personal and high- But on this as on other points it ly satisfactory." dealt only in generalities and of-f "Our meetings have increased fered no indication of specific i the degree of cohesion that exists ! measures, of actions agreed oh —and must exist—between his and the severe weather moving 1 , bay and Basra. It was abandoned out of the area. About 17 planes were in the air over the area this morning. Van Scyoc had been making practice attack passes on thc heavy bomber at about 35.000 feet when, on the sixth pass a Sidewinder missile was fired. The deadly missile was drawn by the heat of thc bomber's engines and scored a direct hit. The three survivors, Capt. Don- aid D. Blodgett, 39. of Kalamazoo, Mich., the aircraft commander; Capt. George D. Jackson. 27, of JRichwood. W. Va.; and Staff Sgt. Raymond H. Singleton, 27, of Havre de Grace, Md., all we flown to Sandia Base Hospital in Albuquerque for treatment ot various injuries. Alton Teamsters Join Campaign for Legislation A nationwide campaign to bring about amendment of the Interstate Commerce Act to prevent railroads from "invading and pirating the tracking industry, and destroying teamster jobs," will begin Sunday with about 200 meetings all over the nation. Teamsters Local 525 ol Alton, will be one of the unions to hold a mass meeting, said William Doty, business representative {or the local. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at the Teamster building, 830 E. Broadway. The voices ol Sen. A. S. (Mike) Monvoney of Oklahoma and Third Newspaper in Area Raises Week-Day Price Teamster General President Jam* R. Hoffa will be heard at thc meeting, although neither will make a personal appearance, Doty said. Monroney will appear in a filmed interview, and Hoffa will speak to the meeting via a telephone hook-up from Washington, D. C, Both speakers will discuss the transportation industry and the Interstate Commerce Act. Doty said the Interstate Commerce Commission has been approving rates for the railroads that are destructive and discriminatory to the trucking industry. "The purpose of our meeting and the meetings elsewhere in the nation, is to organize an ef- Uie kindergaren dropped out before finishing high school," he said. i These were not all bad stu-' dt-nts, he said. One in 10 of the I top level native ability students! never graduated from high school.: thc study showed, he said. ' tn u speech at the morning ses-, sion, Dr. Walker told the teachers that America has gone "aJl out" in science and mathematics to prevent being "outgunned" in missile and atomic bomb race but it has been at the expense of the humanities in our school curricula. He quoted Dr. Arthiu* Compton who said that the only defense against I he atom bomb is the soul of man. Dr. Walker then pointed out that the tendency to ignore the humanities has thus resulted in negating our only defense against the bomb. Untlrenieiit Sjntem G. J. Miller, Founder Of Broom Plant, Dies George J. Miller, founder of Miller Broom Manufacturing Co., died at 8:12 a.m. today in Riverview Nursing Home, where he had been a patient for a little more than a month. He was 82. The broom company, now oper- erated by a son, George L. Miller, and u son-in-law, Joseph A. Baker, was founded in 1898. In the early days of the broom factory, only three persons were employed there and the output was about five do/en brooms a day. When Mr. Miller retired in 1952, ilue to fciiling eyesight, the fac- Holnies in his morning talk ex . | tory employed 10 persons and each plained the teachers' state retire-1 machine in operation produced fective campaign to get these bills Cullen clauser on the r passed." said Doty. "We hope tni n ,. fv ,.. Hoi . ,, «,„„.„„„,,,, „, '(ifj dozen brooms in a five-day Entertainment included a conJ week ' ln comparison to about 30 munity sing led by Leroy Fritz, j doze " in a si *- da y vveek fom 'f'y director of music in the Alton Bmn Nov - 19 ' 1878 ' U1 Alton ' system, accompanied by lu ' wus a so " uf the late Ml ' and r Mr;,. George Miller. In addition to oueralina ilu; ment system. school The third newspaper in this i The urea has raised its daily prioe. " The Evening Journal at East Post-Dispatch and the | the country. have Teamster wives establish auxiliary groups here and across St. Louis today announced its price wiU be increased from 5 to 7 cents a copy. The price of its Sunday paper will remain at 15 cents. Tiie price increase is the same a* those announced this week by th* Post-Dispatch and Globe- Democrat in St. Louis. Journal said today in a tflnpuflcement that rising costs forced the increase. previously had said that mounting costs of publication had made the daily increase necessary. The Boston Globe announced today that the price of its morning editions at stores, newsstands and street vendors will be 10 cents. The constantly increasing cost of everything that goes into publishing and distributing a newspaper made the price change necessary, the Globe said. "We will urge them and their husbands to write members of Congress, and to contact tiie businessmen they trade with to write Congress, urging passage of these bills," Doty continued. "This will be the first stage of the nationwide campaign, although we will also have bumper stickers for both cars and trucks, brochures, filmed interviews with transportation experts, community meetings, and other information programs." Dr. Cortley 11. Burroughs of the First Presbyterian Church ol Al-i ton gave the invocation and the Rev. William L. Bird ol the First Methodist Church of Alton pronounced the benediction. A similar institute section was held in Collinsville, Friday, for teachers in the southern hall of the county. bl ' oom operating Mr. Miller was GEORGE J. MILUW, in the days when he e d with Harry orchestra. played Moore's DATA AT THE HAM S a ,m. leuiperulure Yesterday's today 42 '. Hivvi auige dam at 8 a.m. 16.3. Pool WT8. Hij!h52', low 88". Precipitation 24 br«. to a.B.in. None. an accomplished musician and had j sisters, Mrs. Bernard Gilsdoii, played with Alton Municipal, the (Denver, Colo., Mts. Leila Armold White Hussar Band, and thej strung and Mrs. Irene f.leyer, old Beder Grotto Band, a Masonic: organization. He played several instruments including the harp, clarinet, saxo- plione, guitar and banjo and for a number ol years was a member of the Harry Moore Orchestra. . Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Boedeker; a son, George L. Miller, and a daughter, Mrs. Joseph A. Baker. Alton; a step-son, Thomas Sullivan; I three Alton; 10 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Four brothers and sisters, a daughter and a son. preceded him in death. Funeral rites will be conducted Monday at 1:30 p.m., in Staten Chapel by the Rev. Orrin M. Anderson, pastor of First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park. Visitation hours at the ciiapel will be from 2 p.m. Sunday until time of the funeral. about 6 a.m., some 50 miles north of Sharja on the Trucial coast of Arabia. Officials had difficulty learning just what happened, but a spokesman for the Dara's owners, the British India Steam Navigation Co., said thc ship may have been in a collision in the darkness before catching fire. Three British navy frigates were among rescue ships scouring the gulf for survivors. A British India spokesman said the royal navy and the U.S. Air Force were "coordinating assistance and providing medical teams to be flown to the areas where survivors are landed." "There arc now many ships standing by." one company official said, "so there is still hope that wo shall hear of further survivors." C. E. Ford, secretary of the ship company, said in London the Dara carried passengers and cargo from Bombay to many Persian gulf ports. "Some Europeans might be alxiard the ship in the limited first class accommodations," he said. "But most of those on board would IK- what used to he known as deck passengers." The ship captain, C. Elson, was among the survivors, officials said. Elson and 18 other officers aboard the Dara are European. At last report, the Dara was still afloat and Elson was preparing to reboard her. or of proposals which may be made to allies or the Communist powers as a result of the meetings here. Of the critical problems of Southeast Asia, where Soviet- backed and American-backed forces have been fighting in Laos and to some degree in Viet Nam, country and the United States," Kennedy said. In concluding their three days of talks, Kennedy and Macmillan conferred for 40 minutes in the President's office, then stepped outside and strolled through the White House grounds before issuing the statement. Councilmen to Discuss ProposedBudgetMonday Scheduled as a highlight of|consideration left for later corn- Monday's meeting of the City mlttee meetings. Council members, as a committee of the whole, is initial discussion of the annual city budget and an accompanying report by City Manager Graham \V. Watt suggesting consideration of pay increases for 202 city employes. Both the budget and the special report on salaries were submitted to thc Council by the manager at its March 22 meeting, and were referred, without discussion at that time, for committee study. The suggested pay increases totaling $46,753 were unincluded in Watt's proposed budget. Finding a way to meet them lias been left for Council consideration. Without pay adjustments, the proposed budget would require an estimated increase of only about a quarter of a cent in the city's corporate tax rate. Because of the press of other business for the committee session, Mayor P. \V. Day said today that budget discussion Monday may be limited, and fuller River Low Here, Normal Expected by Month's End River levels, out of balance I pregnant point of flood at tiiea 1 Here, will resume normal rela- confluence at Grafton. tiuiiship by the end of this month, Alton pool, like a giaiu Imsiu he according to statistics of the U. low the conlluenctj, is ready to S. Engineer District at St. Louis. Alton Lake is currently being held to an extinie low stage of 1S.5 feet. Ordinarily it is -I'/i feet higher. The pool is held low' to provide leeway for a drainolf from near-flood stage at Grafton. Casual observers of liver conditions may find it hard to realize Code Amendment Recently introduced ordinances on thc committee agenda include one in amendment of the city building code, including its appended plumbing and electrical codes; a second, to vacate a portion of Hunter Court to permit the St. Joseph's Hospital addition; and a third to permit commercial usage under xoning of a tract on Belle at Mitchell street. Up for further committee discussion will be proposed revisions of the ordinance on pedestrian rights at street crossings. Also the city manager's recent report on status of plans for a crosstown street route. Councilman Jerome V. Springman, who will be unable to attend the Monday meeting, Ims filed for presentation to the committee a memo of lu's feelings as to proposed amendment of a section (E-2.1) of the plumbing code. The proposed amendment states that no person shall engage in accept the surplus which may be permitted to flow through to the the business of plumbing licensed by the state as a journeyman plumber. Plumbing l4ceitM>u Springman, in his memorandum says he feels an individual shouldn't be prohibited trom owning all or part of u plumbing because lie is not u licensed plumber. Also that he thinks it unjust that only individuals licensed as journt'.Miien by the state be granted permission to do plumbing work. He suggests individuals eujl and should be tested and U- Gulf at the low lake stage. Dur- censed by the city. ing the waning days of the flow- off, Alton dam gates will be lowered and the pool will again be accumulated to its usual level around 418.50 feet above mean eea level. that, only ISmiles upstream fromi Below Alton dam, the lower riv- Alton at Grafton, the river is er runs high, only a couplo of feet near flood stage and is expected to crest during the next several days. The excess water at Grafton is the product os spring rains in the north that have fattened the below the lake. This abbreviates locking operations in terms of the raising or lowering of passing tows which, ordinarily, are hy- draulicaUy moved up or down 20 feet or so inside the lock and Illinois to the]her. Chief City Building Inspector J. G. Bennett said today that the proposed revised code section accords with present state law. He said a householder may do hi* own plumbing work In a single* family home in which he live* but that the code requires to tajie gg| a permit for such work, and thai it be subject to aupiuval by Utr spt-ction. The code-aint' lia.-, luid some piovkm* pk'teU cuuuumt't blutty, but w«4 laid ovu, IUI-UMU-

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