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tfiutot wo* • Main « i . , . MOB II 'as*ta* •••••• M0 * " .lAfrmrn,,, *», wtofc a MPtO * TV , .., . PAOt If fPOKlB PAOfc M TELEGRAPH ffte 4ff0n Community for More Tfecm 125 Years Eitabltihtd January 18, 1886, No, 76 ALTON, ILL., THURSDAY, APRIL 13,1961. 38 PAGES 5o Pw Copy ••wr^T iWW , "rtBH^B** i^B^ Metflbw of TlM Aiiocfttid Jack Says Russia WellOutinFront By MAlWtf L. AWIOWiMITH WASHINGTON (^-President Kmfiidy 8 aya th« Soviet Union will remain ahead of the United State* lor some time in tlit ipcee race—that "the news witt fee wotie before it to better.'' But he said he is hopeful that the United States will be first to other scientific achievements of much greater benefit to mankind than the spectacular Soviet feat of firing a man around the globe and bringing him safely back to earth. And while Kennedy credits the Soviets with "a most impressive scientific accomplishment," he does not regard it as any sign of "weakening of the Free World" in the struggle against communism. But In setting forth these views at a news conference Wednesday, the President did sound a note of warning. He said: "I do regard the total mobilization of mtfa and things tor thp service of the Communist bloc over the last years as a source of great danger to us. And I would say we arc going to have to live with that danger through most of the rest of this century." Great Danger This ninth Kennedy' news conference as President drew '126 newsmen — eight more than the previous record set at his first on Jan. 25. His face was a study in solemn seriousness as he dealt at length with the space situation, saying "we fire behind:" as he pledged that under no circumstances will U.S. armed forces be engaged in any move to overthrow Cuba's Fidel Castro regime; as he stopped just short of calling Castro a Communist; as he said that under present circumstances the United States continues to oppose admittance of Red China to the United Nations. He also said he is hopeful that the Soviet Union will reply this week to the British proposal- backed by the United States—for a quick cease-fire hi Communist- menaced Laos. Voices Hope And he voiced hope, too, that an upturn in the national economy wiD provide new jobs for several thousand civilians employed at about 50 military installations to be shut down. Just before his news conference Kennedy 'Sent f Sgvlet Premier Khrushchev a congratulatory cable on the man-in-space victory. "It Is my sincere desire," Kennedy told the Kremlin leader, "that in the continuing quest for knowledge of outer space our nations can work together to obtain die greatest benefit to mankind." At the session with newsmen the President also extended con- gatulations to the young Soviet astronaut who rode the space vehicle around the world and back to the Soviet Union. No Surprise In reply to a question about the significance of the Soviet achievement, Kennedy said the United States has expected all along that the Soviets would win the spaceman race. This was clearly indicated, the President added, because the Soviet Union has developed mightier booster rockets than the United States has. But he said the United States hopes "to make progress in this area this year." A reporter told the President that a member of Congress had said he is tired of seeing the United States second to the Soviet Union in the space field. "Well," Kennedy replied, "the ABtf ft KfttBD //V rRECK Soviet Union gained an Important advantage tn securing these large (rocket) boosters, which were able to put up greater weights, and that advantage is going to be with them for some time, "However tired anybody may be, and no one is more tired than I am, it is a fact that It is going to take some time." As for the U.S. effort, it will be carried out "with due regard to the problem of the life of the men involved," Kennedy said. Other Comment^ Thp news conference questions, and answers ranged over these other matters: Cuba — In ruling out intervention in Cuba by U.S. armed forces Kennedy said, "This government will do everything it possibly can. nnd f think il can meet Its responsibilities, to make surr that there are no Americans Involved) in any actions inside Cuba." ; Asked whether he regards Castro as a Communist, the President replied ho did not want to characterize the Cuban leader, but "he has associated himself most intimately with the Sino-Soviet bloc and has indicated his desire, to spread the influence of that bloc throughout this hemisphere." Powers — The government has! no information on whether thej Soviet Union may be planning to release Francis Gary Powers, the American pilot jailed in the Soviet Union after his U2 spy plane was downed by the Soviets last May 1. Laos — Kennedy discounted reports that there recently has been a sharp step-up in Soviet airlift delivery of supplies to Communist led forces in Laos. He added that the United States is continuing to help supply the royalist forces, but i s hopeful the Soviet Union will reply.this week to cease-fire proposals. Peace Treaty Needed Border — The President said anew that the question of the German-Polish frontier can be set- d'only in a peace treaty,bet tween Germany and the allied powers of World War n. United Nations — Kennedy voiced opposition to Soviet demands for a reorganization of the United Nations, but made no direct reply to a question whether he will resist with equal vigor, as a newsman put it, French President Charles de Gaulle's call for changes in the U.N. structure. Kennedy did say he hopes the new member nations can be given a greater voice in the Security Council. Red China — Kennedy termed "not accurate" a London report saying his administration had decided not to oppose U.N. debate next fall on Communist China's bid for a seat in the United Nations. The President said he had made it very clear, in talks last week with Britain's Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, that the United States intends to honor its commitments on recognition and defense of Chinese Nationalist Formosa. The President also put in another plug for congressional approval of his program to provide health insurance — financed through the Social Security system—for the aged. Soviet Spaceman How Orbiting Feels Kennedy Asks Enlarged FPC PORT BARRE, La.—Seven persons shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday. All were killed and a five year old child victims were from the family of Walter critically injured when a train hit a car Andrus of Opelousas, Louisiana. (AP five miles from Opelousas, Louisiana, Wirephoto) 35 County Taverns, Clubs Without New Liquor Licenses By JACK ADAMS WASHINGTON OP> -President Kennedy asked Congress day to enlarge the Federal Power Commission as a step to reducing Its backlog of cases and clearing projects which would put more persons to work. The President's request to in-j cases, consisting frequently of crease the commission from five irate increases piled upon rate in Weightlessness Was No Problem MOSCOW (AP) J- Maj. Yuri A. Gagarin said today he worked on his notes, and even ate and drank °" .vhile objects were floating around in the realm of EDWARDSVILLE County Liquor Commissioner Gus Haller and the liquor license committee of the Madison County Board ol Supervisors today* announced a crackdown on taverns and private clubs in unincorporated areas which have failed to apply for their 1961 county retail liquor permits. A check today when the committee met with Haller showed 35 taverns-or dubs in operation the previous calendar year are delinquent in obtaining their 1961 county licenses. "If they (the 35 delinquents) are not in here with their appli j cations and the $300 annual U- ense fee by our next meeting Thursday, April 20, we are going to turn the list over to the sheriff with instructions to close them," Liquor License Committee Chairman Earl Herrin told the Telegraph late this morning. "These places have had 3Vs months to renew their licenses... Area Municipal .,-• . ;• ^ t • JL';£.••'•• -•.,' Elections Tuesday V By LOWELL C. SEITfflNGER Telegraph Staff Writer some of them are always late . . . and they will be closed if they don't come in with their applications when we meet again next Thursday," Herrin declared. Only one application for renewal of a tavern license in unincorporated territory in the county was on hand for action by Haller this morning. Some taverns operated in 1960 have closed down since the first of January and a check was being made today to determine the number of places no longer in j operation. i For the 1960 calendar year 154 [retail liquor permits were issued | to tavern or club applicants in unincorporated areas of the county, but some of those establishments since have closed their doors and there were a number jof duplications where taverns i "changed hands" and two licens- to seven members was in a special message on the federal regulatory agencies. He appealed, too, for the exemption of some small individual natural gas producers from rate regulation. At the end of February, the President reported, the FPC had 193 applications proposing construction of 5,761 miles of natural gas pipelines at a cost of $830 million. This, he said, involved an immense potential for creating new jobs. To Help Economy "It is not to be assumed that all these applications would be granted," Kennedy said, "but it can safely be assumed that more prompt handling of these matters would release hundreds of millions of dollars for construction, giving substantial employment throughout the country and making firm commitments out of orders for materials that are now merely contingent—orders that in turn would provide jobs for men and women in mills, factories and foundries." Further, Kennedy said, there are now some 4,000 rate increases by natural gas producers and pipelines pending before the power commission "and still unresolved." Morn than 25 cities and villages in the Alton area will elect jes were issued for the year for mayors Tuesday, and in 16 of the municipalities the incumbents! the same locations. arc unopposed for re-eleclion. Also to be elected Tuesday in most of thp towns are clerks, treasurers, police magistrates and council members. The Edwardsville mayoralty! see on the Citizens slate; Angelo race is shaping up as one of the| Mailcini and John H. Ashcraft on most closely contested of all with t' ie Independent ticket and Ed- . To date 108 county liquor li- alty which has been vacant since (censes have been issued foi James Hazelrigg resigned. Four! 1961 at the annual fee of $300 candidates have filed petitions for jthe post. They are: Robert Johnes- five candidates vying for the post, ward B. Girth Jr., on the People's j rent license. and a cursory check of places operated last year showed 35 taverns or clubs outside corporate limits of cities and villages still have not applied for a cur- creases, involved hundreds ol millions of dollars deemed ultimately refundable to the consumer," he said. Wants More Power In this connection, the President endorsed a recommendation by a Senate subcommittee that the FPC be empowered "to make sure that any excess rate which is ultimately disallowed will be returned to the consumer" by requiring deposits of collections in (escrow until the rate is finally approved. He asserted Congress should provide exemption from rate regulation for small individual natural gas producers handling less than 2 billion cubic feet a year and now accounting for only about 10 per cent of total interstate sales. Also, he said pipeline extensions to benefit existing customers and which do not invade another supplier's territory should be given partial or full exemp tion from the usually lengthy FPC permit procedure. Kennedy singled out the FPC for specific recommendations in a message calling for more speec and efficiency in all federal reg ulatory agencies. He noted that such increases are usually temporarily suspended but said that under existing law they become effective automatically, subject to possible refunds, six months after the original filings unless the commission acts on the proposals one way or another. "This incredible bacglog of These include, in addition to the power commission, the Nationa Labor Relations Board, Securities and Exchange Commission, Fed eral Trade Commission, Inter state Commerce Commission Federal Communications Commission, Civil Aeronautics Board Federal Aviation Agency and Federal Maritime Board. City Half of Building Sold to Highest Bidder Incumbent Mayor William Straubc will be seeking his sixth! Tnt ' ee candidates are in the iun- term but faces stiff competition i nin g * or mayor at Carrollton with from Raymond O. Rogers, a can- Richard Ciller, incumbent, a slight didate endorsed by the Edwards- vtlle Citizens for Good Government. Other candidates for the post are: Gerald R. Klingel, cprrently an alderman in the First Ward, R. H. Rosenthal, a real estate dealer, and Stanley Kyro, operator of a coal company. Many political observers at the county seat believe the race will be between Straube and Rogers with Klingel having an outside chance. favorite to repeat. The other candidates are Melvin Mattis and Aljan Roads. Grafton Mayor John Cannon is seeking re-election to a fifth term and faces opposition from Gerald Nairn. Of the 35 delinquents checked this morning, 13 are in the Alton-Wood River area, 12 in the unincorporated section around the Tri-Cities, eight in the Collinsville area and one location is near Highland and another in an outlying area north of Edwardsville. Following are the 13 taverns ; or clubs in the Alton-Wood River Carlinville will elect a new' ai ' ea which operated in 1960 but mayor'Tuesday and Theodore H.jhave not obtained renewals of (Tedt Rabb, a Democrat, who defeated Mayor Bryon Bates in the primary, appears to be favored over Republican Ralph Hayes. The Brighton election Tuesday 12 Elected to Board Of Directors by Jaycees Members o! Alton Junior Chamber of Commerce, Wednesday evening at Hotel Stratford, elected 12 men to the board of directors for the fiscal year of 1961.62. They will take office July 1. Since the officers of the Jaycees are elected from the board, there will be one month for the newly elected members to campaign for three of the five offices. A president and two vice presidents will be elected. The secretary and treasurer will be appointed by the new president. The secretary and treasurer may or may not be members ol the board. , Those elected are: Donald Kop- nenhaver, UdKte 8 t e e 1 Co.; Robert Miller, First National Bank; Harold Miller, Helirung Construction Co.; L. AUen Ktope, the Telegraph; Dr. Robert Jacoby, a dentist; Stanley Hall, Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp.; Peter C Fiufas, Credit & Adjustment; John Merry, First National Bank; James Fitzgibbons, Owem-UUnois Glass Co.; K Z Bowden, Russell Miller Milling Co.; Richard Wai-tin, Shell Oil 00.; «*t noic Beit Crw Jr., iiU- Co, B W&m, te 8up|M>rttHl by Oeluney Two Hardin Parties frey; Rosewood Tavern in Rosewood Heights, Crystal Inn Tavern. South Roxana; Olilton Terrace Hotel, Airliner at Rosewood Heights, New Moon Delicatessen Lane Motorcycle Club near Mead- of the board. Clarence Hickerson, Alton Fire Department, was inducted into membership by K. Z. Bowden, orientation chairman. Bowden presented the "Jaycee of the Month" award and the "Spark Plug" to Fuchs for his work on the Jaycee bowling tournament. Fuchs, chairman of the project, raised $240 on the tournament to be used for youth projects sponsored by the Jaycees. Klope, chairman of the 1981 Miss Alton Pageant, reported everything is in readiness for the contest Saturday night at West Junior High School, 7:30 p.m. 'Ah/tn Wiseman, state director, reported arrangements complete for the District 8 meeting Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hotel Stratford. Wiseman said Pete Peters, state Jaycee president, will speak and district and state officers will speak. He said two or three ol the Miss Alton contestants will attend. April 32 and 23 will be the two dates for the hole-ia-one touiua- uient conducted at three golf courses —Municipal, Rock Spring sod Ctoverieflf. Gene Cvum, chairman, said Jaycees will conduct In Wood River two newcomers: promises to be closely contested :are in the running for the may-;" 1 '" 1 two P»rt' es offering full jor's seat. They are Paul R. Lou-! slates of candidates. Incumbent ,den, a foreman at American Oil M">'or Eugene Bott is seeking re' Refinery (.Standard) and Law- ''!«'''''» on the Progressive Par- Irence (Larry) Evans, a memberj'.v ticket and is being challenged lof Pipefitters and Plumbers Loc-' b >' llis cousin. Harold Bott of the!"! Cottage Hills, Herb's Little >al 553 ' 'People's Party. Acres Tavern at Godfrey, Melody j The property sold has its prm- -" ' " - ' cipal value as a business lot because of the extreme age of the; building occupying it. The lot has; ing at the northeast corner of Broadway and Market street. No one wanted to buy a half build ing. The suggestion made was tha if both property owers woulc agree to sell, it would be to ad vantage of both fron a financial standpoint because opportunity to acquire a whole building would be more attractive to potential pur chasers. The south half of the corner business place, part of the Haag en estate, has been in Mrs. Kert scher's famiy for 101 years, Fitz gerald said. lltl\(r nvji ilutclll!CX4 l*uic\veim \jl . ~ . ". , ^ tti, t . their county retail liquor per-1*™ dm f fed was a highly satlS ' With her bid, Mrs. Kertsohe The early-day fire department binding on Market street now used as the north part of the Sanders drug store, was sold by the City Council, Wednesday night after two offers, under sealed bids, were considered. Purchaser is Mrs. Nell Hyland Kertscher of New York, owner of the adjacent business building to the south with which the city structure was consolidated many years ago. Mrs. Kertscher, through her attorney, R. Emmet Fitzgerald, offered $6,600 for the century old city property, which Council mem- mits: | factory offer. Alton Bowl Haven. Inc., G(jd-!.,The other bid ill frey Township Veterans Center, Bethalto Dance Club, Happy Hour made a notation that, if success ' ful in acquiringthe city lot, she 111 was submitted by Clyde Bsil- was hopeful of finding a purchas smith. ler for the entire corner premise Soclixi'ciub"on'BTOk"er'sVre7t.*God.| In making the sale the Council who would provide a new im followed a procedure set by Illinois statute for disposing ol veal I estate! by advertising the pro-! pcrty, then considering sealed of-j fere opened publicly in a regular meeting. , provement tor the site. weightlessness as he orbited the earth, the Soviet News gency Tass reported. The Soviet astronaut, Tass said, escribed the eerie situation in space ship when weightless- ess took over. The entire flight, he asserted, was work all the way and particularly in that phase. Even so, he said, he felt ex-client during that period of his 08-minute flight. As he waited in the Soviet in- erior for a hero's welcome in Moscow Friday, the 27-year-old astronaut told for the first time about his experiences as his five- on space ship hurtled around the ;arth. Premier Khrushchev is ex- wcted to cut short his vacation t the Black Sea resort of Sochi o head the welcoming commit- ee when Gagarin arrives in Moscow about noon. Work Easier When he became weightless, Gagarin said, it became easier to do everyting. "This is quite natural," he commented. "One's legs, arms weigh nothing, objects float in the cabin. Neither did I myself sit in the chair as I did before that, but hung in midair. While in the state of weightlessness, I ate and drank and everything occurred just as it does here on earth. "I even worked in that condi tion, wrote, jotting down my observations. My handwriting di not change although the hand doe not weigh anything. Only I had to hold the notebook, otherwise i would float away. I maintainec communications over differen channels and tapped the tele graph key." Ability Unhurt Gagarin said he learned firs land that weightlessness does no deprive a man of an ability to work, Tass reported. "The transition from weightless ness to gravitation," he said, "to the appearance of the force o rravity, is smooth. One's legs and arms feel as before, as durini weightlessness, but again acquire weight. And I am no longer hov ered over the chair but easec myself into it." As to what he saw from spao Tass said Gagarin reported: 'I did not see the moon. Th sun in outer space is tens of time brighter than here on earth. Th stars are visible very well. The are bright and distinct. The en tire picture of the firmanent i much more contrasty than whe seen from the earth." Gagarin said the sunlit side o the earth was quite plain and h could see easily the shores of con tinents, islands, great rivers, fold of the terrain, large bodies of wa ter, Tass said. No Mere Passenger Flying over the Soviet Union he reported he could see the grea squares of the collective farm nd could even tell cultivated from meadow land. Emphasizing he was no m'ere assenger as his space ship dried the earth at a maximum allude of 188 miles, Gagarin told ass: "I was entirely concentrated on arrying out the flight's program, wanted to carry out every point f the assignment and to do it as /ell as possible. There was a lot f work. The entire flight meant •ork." While the space ship was under ground control for the landing, agarin helped with the control bases, Soviet scientists said when, the historic flight was an* nounced Wednesday. The hero of the Soviet Union las been promised a tremendous eception by Khrushchev. We shall celebrate with you with all our people, this great eat in the conquest of outer pace," the premier told Gagarin »y telephone. Banners were going up in Red Square, the show case for the ilggest Soviet celebrations. Tall, alver-colored flag poles were in place. Crowd barriers were being rat up. Crowd Awaits Millions from this capital and the suburbs will pour out to line the route from the airport to Red Square. As he awaited his flight by jot liner to Moscow, the man few in the Soviet Union knew before Wednesday's dramatic announcement was the toast of the nation. Soviet writers interviewed him at an air center somewhere in the interior. He told of the wonders he had seen from the space ship, of the earth appearing blue seneath him, the sky black overhead. He still wore his blue space suit and helmet as he spoke to a correspondent for the armed forces newspaper Red Star. Cr ' Loudnwwitemgsupport- Two artehavenominatedjowbraok. Robinson's Country e{J by May()r Jamflg DelaneVi who jfull sj a it>s for the election in Hard- Club !U G «dfi;ey, and Alton Area did not seek re-election this year, j in. Incumbent Mayor William Veterans Social Club on Pierce and Citizens for Better Govern- j Peisker is making a bid for re-]L a " p - Godfrey, ment, appears to have a slight {election on the Citizens' ticket; .. « Would Provide Penalties For Violation of Code An ordinance providing a series a 20-foot frontage on Market, andj of amendments to the city build!is 25 feet in depth. The formal resolution for sale, edge. ! while Orion Young of the People's I East Alton Mayor Charles Van-i Parly is challenging him for the, 1 preter, who has held the post for j village president's seat. j 26 years, will be seeking his tenth i Three candidates, all newcum- term Tuesday and his opponent j ers, aiv competing for the mayor's will be the same man he faced i post at White Hall. They are: four yeais ago, Howard L. Shel- Paul Fry, Gale Dawdy and Ira ton. Vanpreter won handily in [Clark. Till? ft A lit I II R |J/%lTf 1957 and is an odds-on choice to repeat. Incumbent Kenneth E. Nail is seeking Ws second term as Roxana mayor and is opposed by Donald Cranmer, currently a member of the village board. Nail previously served 12 years as a village trustee. S a.in. temperature Yesterday's today 43°. High 49°, low 43 J River Stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 18.8 Pout 18.1. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. 0.18 Inch. For the (list time in history Shipman voters will elect village officials by the write-in method as no caucuses were held or petitions filed before the deadline. I The incumbent mayor is James Laffey. | Cities and villages that will elect! mayors without opposition Tues-l TODAY'S CHUCKLE It has been pointed out that if medical science doesn't stop making us live longer, our grandchildren will be telling us to pay off all this national debt ourselves. ic 1961. General Features Corp.) ing code, including one to "put teeth" into the code by providing as adopted unanimously on mo- a |ty fo] . vio i ations> was g i v tion of Councilmen Jerome V.> sw , ond reading by Sprlngnwn and George M. Lam- d , Wpdnesday night . Ctmn . mers, authorizes Mayor P. W. Day and City Clerk Paul Price to I make the conveyance by a quit-j'"' claim deed. The Council made a decision last The ordinance, as now advanced ; for third and final reading, April 26, was amended through study !in committee sessions. February to offer the property | The penalty provision of the for sale after a suggestion to that pending ordinance would make end by Mrs. Kertscer. Fitzgerald told the Council last night that Mrs. Kertscher had tor four years sought unsuccessfully to sell her half of the store build- violations of the building code a "misdemeanor." punishable by fine of from $10 to $200 and-or tainance of the signs in compliance with the code. Also included in he proposed ordinance are electrical installation permit fees. Fees called for are: service, new or rewire, $2 each; one circuit including out- "I feel well, as you can see. I am safe and sound. The flight proceeded successfully. The equipment worked extremely well. I am boundlessly happy that it has fallen to my lot to open to mankind the way into space," Red Star quoted him as saying. Both Khrushchev and the space pilot who made history hurled a challenge to the capitalist countries to "try and catch up with, us." The Communist party newspaper Pravda said Gagarin, as he stepped from his space ship, declared: "I am ready to carry out any new assignment for our glorious Communist party, our own Soviet government and our great motherland." Feels Cioud The youthful pilot — promoted from senior lieutenant to major only Wednesday as he left to make his epic flight—said he felt "well, extremely well'' all during his journey into space and his landing back on earth. "There was almost no trace of fatigue on his young face," reported the Pravda correspondent who interviewed him after the landing. The space ship was reported to have come down "exactly in the designated area." The only clue to its location was that it was in farm country, for tractor drivers were reported among the first to 1^(1 V II, UtlV. W 11 V- V4tl ***\_ I v»V4**lgJ wt*» . II- lets, $1 each; each additional cir- ™*tulate ^Gagam and a heh cuit including outlets, ?1 each; sign outlets, including circuit, $2 each. Fees provide for inspections by the city building or electrical inspector. Amendments to the plumbing section oi the buiding code would provide that "ail persons who engage in plumbing as employes imprisonment for up to 30 days. of a fjrm _ shaU be ij cense d Presently the code has no pen- A three-way contest has de-;da.v are: Greenfield, Brussels, Me veloped at Hartford where the incumbent, Belmont O. Hines, is seeking re-election to a second term. Stiff opposition is expected from Martin H. Ferguuon, a member ol (tie village board, and Jacque Wood. In Bethalto Inatmhent Mayor Erwjn will be seeking his third term and is being challenged by Uc E. pugger. Bunker HB veim will settle dora, Elsah, Kane. Chesterfield, and Fiejdon. The candidates are: George Rives Jr., at Greenfield; Lawrence Fiaiuiigan to succeed Joe Johlman at Brussels; Tom Frueb to succeed Nelson Milner, who te running tor treasurer, at Medora; Douglas Hake at Elsah; Asa Cope succeed Lewis Varbel, who is not a candidate tor re-election, at Kwie; J. F. Telkiflgtan, in- curubent at Cheatgrfieid, <yi$ Allie Prujlt «t Bid for Construction of Alby Street Bridge Accepted A resolution accepting the bid of the R ft R Construction Co, (or construction of the Alby street bridge and authorizing a contract with the ton toe the project was unanimously approved at Wednesday night's meeting ol the City The R * It ftnafrtirton to. bid of $159,108.69 was the lowest ol five bids received and opened March 30. The next lowest bid was $161,511.68. Director ol Public Works Thomas Griffin said the prelwnuiary estimate ol cost for t be bridge project was 1177,000. Highest of the five bids received was $187,- 'Ulty. The proposed ordinance provides that in moving of buildings, building permits will be issued based on the cost of new foundations and all work necessary to place the structure in the new location. Fees for demolition shall be determined on the basis of cost of demolition, with no fee being required for demolition resulting from condemnation. Under the ammending ordinance, sign permit fees would be set in the same manner as building permit tees, with a $5,000 bond required to assure construction and main- plumbers or apprentices under the plumbing license law of the Stale of Illinois .. .At least one member of every firm .. engaged in plumbing work ... shall be a licensed plumber..." It was e xplained the section follows exactly a provision ot state law. The proposed ordinance further provides thai plumbing permits will be issued only to licensed plumbers except in the case of persons doing work in their own bomes. This work will still rwjuire a permit, however, and be subject to inspection by the building inspector. copte flew him to the nearest town. Soviet scientists and newspapers so far have given few technical details of the flight. But a hint on the separation uf Gagarin's space capsule from the cosmic ship came from a scientist named U. Suskov, who told the newspaper Soviet Russia: "At an altitude oi some kilometers over the present area of landing the velocity of the cosmic ship appears to have been low enough in order to catapult, or to separate, the chamber front the cosmic ship and to lower U with the usual parachute." Otherwise the Soviets have of Gagarin's flight that the air for one hour and 41 onto- utes and spent ant hour 394 minutes iu outer space, tfa* tine it took the nv«-un «e»c* U» circle tut; globe. It tt»v»tod •! « speed ol about 17.00) flfrUM «B hour, six tinuw wt iMt « COMA ever (tew before. I

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