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African Problems Discussed ALTCW KVEN1NO TKLBORAPH WARMER FRIDAY Scattered showers and snow flurries ly in the central and northern Plains *re expected Thursday night In the and the Pacific northwest. Light snow hiffher elevations of the Rocktesi and In and some rain is forecast for New EHK- the eastern portion of the Great Basta land and eastern New York state. (AP area while occasional showers are like- Wlrcphoto Map) WeatherForecast Miss Curtiii in Lustrous Alton Concert Finale Problems posed by the African continent account for toot flfltl« cal challenges facing the UnlWd Nations at the preatnt time, OT. Francis 0. Wllcnx of John Hop* kins University told mot* than 200 delegates in his keynote speech Wednesday at the 23rd annual Public Affairs Conference at The Principal Coll«g«, Elsah. His toptc wa< "The United Nations and B» N«w Africa." The challeges are: the Congo problem, a rapidly approaching financial crisis resulting from U. N. expenditures in the Congo, the need for the United Nations to adapt to a rapidly growing and changing membership (40 per cent of its present members are Afro-Asian countries), and Africa's need for experienced personnel, money, and Alton and vicinity—Fair and I education, as well as moral sup- not quite so cool tonight, low port in the face of the tremend Welch Gets Applause, Also Boos SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP — Applause liberally sprinkled with boos and hisses greeted a speech Wednesday night by Robert Welch, head of the right wing John Birch Society. A crowd of 1,100 — many heck- Bog—Jammed a high school an ditorium as Welch gave essential Jy tiie same speech be had delivered to applause and cheers in Los Angeles the evening before His theme: Communists and Com mtnrist sympathizers are infiltrating the government and Protestant ministry. After the speech Welch held a question and answer session that be cut short when a college student began asking questions from the floor. Welch said he did not wish to luiii the evening into & debate. Welch, founder of the society which describes itself as militantly anti-Communist, was interrupted by applause 16 times. But mere were also hisses and boos from a group of college students. They were especially noisy when Welch attacked Chief Justice Earl Warren and when be reminded his audience mat the Birch society has "been officially and puhfidy endorsed by (Richard J.) Cardinal Gushing. (Cusb- ing, Roman Catholic prelate from Boston; recently endorsed the society's goals. Welch also explained bis opposition to Chief Justice Warren: "I don't like him. He has taken the lead in the long, continued effort to convert this republic into a democracy." By JOHN L ADES The Alton Community Concert Assn. closed the 1960-61 season Wednesday evening In Alton High School in a lustrous and altogether charming program by the soprano, Phyllis Curtln, of the New York City Opera Company. She was skillfully accompanied at the piano by Ryan Edwards, who appeared later as the composer of a very moving Scottish song, Plea: All My Love, Leave Me Not" The wide range of musical styles—all they way from Brahms, Debussy and Puccini to Samuel Barber — adequately conveyed the flexibility and range of Miss Curtin's enormous vocal and dramatic talents. A mere male might be forgiven for also seconding the program's quaint phrase that "from the pictorial viewpoint" she was what the British would call "smashing." Furthermore, she is an alumna of Monticello College, and this fact (acknow- edged at the close of this concert by a bouquet from present students of that college delivered by Suzanne Hays—Miss Alton of 1960-61) made her appearance here additionally rewarding and appropiate. I was regrettably unable to be present for the first part of the jrogram, and thus missed the leavy artillery. But judging from the skill shown in the second part, I can imagine what exquisite art she must have made of Debussy's moving Cest extase langoureuse," and }f the well-known arias from Puccini ("Un bel di" from "Madame Butterfly," and "Vissi d' arte" from "Tosca"). She also around 40. Partly cloudy Friday and a little warmer with showers by Friday evening or Friday night. High Friday in the lower 60s. Amending Ordinances Adopted Two ordinances were enacted by City Council Wednesday night. One amends the city zoning map to classify by districts several areas and tracts annexed to the city since the zoning map was last brought up to date. The other amends a section of the ordinance governing street excavations. It win switch a "hold harmless" provision, required from perniit holders to protect the city, from a bond to an insurance policy. It was explained that a bond to protect the city from liability is now unobtainable. Advanced, to enactment stage was an ordinance. for a change from residential to commercial zoning of a 3%-acre tract on Belle street immediately north of Mitchell. The ordinance failed to receive a favorable committee report. However, through an informal report from the city manager, the Council members were informed that the city plan consultants. Harland Bartholomew & Associates, in a supplemental report, have reiterated a recommendation- that the petition for commercial zoning be denied. AJso received, and referred for committee consideration, sang earlier four songs of was a remonstrance from a ous changes taking place within it. Wtkox said that important keys to these problems are the attitude of the Soviet Union to the United Nations. He said that the role of the smaller states is me of the tremendous responsibility, and that the future of the United Nations and world creace may very well deyend on their decision to unite—at least on the more important points of policy—in order to overcome weakness, irresolution, and division among themselves. In a question-and-answer session which followed his talk, Wllcox said there seems little chance for a United States ot Africa, but that a loose federation—as a basis for political and economic cooperation, is a possibility for the future. Wilcox is dean of the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Before that he was active in government service for 15 years, for five ot them as assistant secretary ol state for international organization affairs. During 1950 he visited Africa and spent three months as a delegate to the United Nations. The Public Affairs Conference this year has brought together on The Principle campus student and faculty delegates from 58 colleges and universi Jrahams, and two of Faure'. Miss Curtin possesses a rare combination of vocal talents, dramatic ability, and faultless I diction. In the second half of number of residents, urging residential zoning of., the tract be retained. Reported informally was that Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Witt- Conflicting Testimony On Sheridan SPRINGFIELD, HI. (A) — A legislative subcommittee says untruths and conflicting testimony win slow work begun today on a report of the group's investigation her program—devoted to con- j man no longer object to their temporary works—two groups! residence property being in- jof songs were outstanding.! eluded in the commercial re|Samuel Barber's settings of two; zoning of the tract. Mr. and i mediaeval lyrics, "The Heaven-! Mrs. Wittman had presented an ly Banquet," and "Crucifixion," objection at a committee hear- of Sheridan reformatory The subcommittee ended hearings Wednesday night its were very effective. The former, a gay, "divine" drinking song,! was as oddly happy as the latter was starkly (and humanly) sad. Both songs demonstrated that modem harmonies very- well express the stylized quality of mediaeval art—and as well that Miss Curtin's dramatic sense is superb. ing last Monday. charges of brutality to inmates at the Sheridan Industrial School for Boys. The chairman. Sen. Dwight Friedrich, R-Centralia, declared: "Everybody in here hasn't told the truth. Otherwise WP could write the report in 15 minutes." Friedrich said he had hoped the subcommittee's report to the state legislature and Gov. Otto Kerner could be submitted this month. But sifting the conflicting testi- money, he said, may delay the report. Although hearings are concluded, he added, other statements may be taken from some of the the group has on| The final work on the pro- 70 witnesses queried. Additional testimony was taken during the final hearing from four members ol the Illinois You Commission, which administers the maximum-security institution. gram—"Four Epitaphs," adapted from Walter de la Mare by the American composer, Theodore Chanler—was a series of mac- referred to Mayor Day an offer of East End Improvement Assn. to contribute up to $450 toward the Initial cost of providing for the use of dogs by the police department in combatting crime. Referred to the "new" council for budget - making consideration was a letter from the animal aid association reviewing its activities of the last year and urging a greater measure of financial support from the city. A supplementary MFT ap- abre, desolate, and witty bits| propriation for traffic and pe- of tombstone writing. In theiridestrian actuated traffic slgnnl offbeat tonalities and rhythms they suggested a certain side lights at W. 3rd and State streets was approved. City of New England that resembles,' Manager G. W. Watt reporter! in one poet's phrase, "a funeral march played on a glockenspiel" that plans, worked up with co operation of state engineers, -as for instance, in the last of " ow are ,. c « m P"»te and m,riy for a field check this we^ preliminary tr> final approva'. these epitapiu, "Four Husband s," where a Massachusetts After several bonds of fire„„„ ..,,=, , _ ,_„ t , "Wife of Bath' has already out- and ja , lasted three spouses and is now \ hfm approved| W att comment- enjoying the imminent collapse; pd , nat .. these arp fne |ag| fn( . and Clarence Farber, fired as superintendent Feb. !M by the commission. Farber reiterated his plea that, _,.,_, he had not condoned brutality to v ™ Tre * that lasled l7 | Council will be called on to jp- folklp, 0 ve." As of noon, Tuesday, tra- ; he said, all employes of the ditlon, in one of which the pH rity were put under a blanket ano exactly imitated the! bond program. The Council rhythm* and tone color ot the some time ago authorized that of a fourth. There were also two songs from the Spanish ties throughout States, States including the the United United Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Military Academy. This year's topic is "Emergent Africa: A Problem. 43 014 in United States Foreign Pol cy. The conference runs through Saturday morning. Today's speaker was Dr. John T. Montgomery, director of the center for development of research and training, African studies program, Boston University. On Friday, Ja Ja Wachuku, chairman of the Nigerian delegation to the United Nations, will address the conference. RUSSIANS CELESRAVti Russians In Moscow take a holiday Wednesday to celebrations. Mat Yorl Gaearin made man's first cheer the successful orbiting of a countryman In Journey out of this workt (AP Wirephoto via radio space. Workers were given time off to participate In from Moscow) Population Increase Certified Beginning in May, Alton will begin to receive higher allotments of motor fuel taxes to which it will be entitled by added population resulting from annexations to the city since the 1960 federal census was taken. Recently, the city had a special enumeration made of residents in the latest-annexed areas. The count revealed 767. City Manager Gram W. Watt certified the result to the accounting division of the State Department of Finance, Wednesday, City Clerk Paul Price received a letter from C. F. Aiken, division superintendent, approving the city enumeration report. Referring to the 767 certification Aiken wrote: "This will be added to the 1960 federal census population of 43,047 and, beginning with the districtution of the MFT collection, during May, covering April collections, allotments to Alton will be based on a population of In a report presented to City Council and refered to the committee of the whole Wednesday night, the Traffic Commission recommended against installation of stop or yield right-of- way signs at the intersection of 8th and Langdon streets. Nineteen residents of the 8th- Langdon area had petitioned the City Council for installation of traffic control signs early in March. The petition was re- Escapes Injury In Collision Harry Hemphill, 57, of 1613 STolte PL, escaped injury when his car was struck on the driver's side by a car driven by Frank Jackson, 57, of 2421 Washington Ave. Wednesday morning. Jackson told police he had just rounded a corner in the 100 block of Mil] street and was talking to a passenger in his car. He said he failed to see Hemphill's car approaching from the opposite direction. Police said Jackson's car crossed the center line of the street, before it struck Hemphill's car. Jackson's car was driveable following the, accident, but Hemphill's vehicle was removed by Haper's Towing Service. Traffic Signs At Intersection Disapproved fered to the traffic commission for study at that time. According to the commission's report, there have been four auto accidents at the intersection in the past six years: July 1955, December 1955, November 1956 and January 1961. The report states the need of sign Installation is not shown by either traffic volume or accidents at the intersection. Von Brawn Praises Soviet Space Flight HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) Rocket scientist Wernher von Braun says the Soviet man-in space success is "a tremendous scientific achievement." He added Wednesday that the United States will have to "run like hell to catch up" with them in the space race. flu 09809 of Lootl nffltt ts uunisoMil of flvt, <h> .-_.^ » ^f ^^^^ ^^^^^^^^ MM ff VnVi IIIWIUWl, ^u^^^MJf^tf^k^^^k MB^tottM^^M •HMIIUIHMIW luiiiuuiiw m«tty night by Oty Mantitr Graham Witt Wbrnlta 1 i to tin City Council noting appointment of Robert L. OeOrand, 416 Beltevtew Ave. and JoMph M. sehroeder, 1214 Milton Rd. to fl» Board of Local tapravonente. DeGrand was appointed for a two-year term, Schroeder for a term". Cbarlei E. Katelinek of 900 Bradley Ave., wa* reappotated to the board for a three-year term. He has been serving as chairman. The appointments will be effective May 1. Other members of the board who continue under previous appointments are 0. C. K. Hutchln- son and Councilman George Lammers. Under the terms, of the law governing council-manager government, the manager is not required to submit appointments to the council for approval. 8 Mishaps Reported In 24-Hour Period Eight auto accidents reported to Alton police during the 34-hour period ending at 7 a.m. today brought to 44 the total number of accidents for the year to date, compared with 436 last year. There have been 60 accidents with injury to date, three more than a year ago. Illinois has 102 counties. City Council members were informed of the results of the special enumeration in the "City Hall Reporter," copies of which were handed them by Watt at Wednesday night's Council meeting. The Reporter" is issued from time to time by the city manager to give city officials, employes, and the public news of municipal matters. It is undersood that the new Alton population figure resulting from the recent enumeration wtll be recognized officially only for the city's dealings with the state [finance department. •• The state department is permitted to recognize enumerations made by municipalities when annexations are made to their areas. To Sell Colored Coal in Britain LONDON (AP) - The British housewife soon will be able to buy colored coal to match her living room curtains. Coul comes into most British living rooms to be burned in those cheerful fireplaces, and black becomes so monotonous, National Coal Board technicians have perfected a process to dye artistically shaped lumps of coa gold, silver, red, purple and green. youthful inmates. He said his dismissal — and the- firing of six aides — were not warranted. Tht- •) guitar; a sharp and witty set.l such a bonding arrangement be ting of an Audeu poem; and ai w 'orked out. rendition of "A Parted**; in aj "'j^TWallace served aslerri- ^•itorial governor ol New Mexico oncU by the clock, thus beating i while he was writing his famed tht Kufcsiun astronaut by a lull novel, "Ben Hur." 88 minute* ol orbii time. commission never indicated it j Mis* Curtin sang two em-ore s, considered his work unsatisfac- j after accepting with a graceful tory, he testified. j little »peech, a bouquet from The subcommittee asked the the Monticello student*. commission members whether j Just returned from a Kurthey thought Farber should havejopean operation tour, she had been given a chance to defend I no hard and fast encore fro up himself Asked if perhaps thej prepiUM j. hddfcd lo lhe ^,w oatumisskm acted too hastily lanfcity of tne otvaisioj , by cotnmiatiatier Eugene J. Czarhor- slanding behind her h u f uc that: __ •to of Oiicago answered: "Hu» wasn't something just happmed over night. The Harrigburg. Pa., was laid out **s unanimous." 'in 1785 by John Harris Jr., who&t from other members j father first opened a trading post p»r*U«d ttatt of daitondti- {on the site in 1710. $ 6IT YOU! BONUS 3UCKS$ MONTICELLO PLAZA! Win Merchandi«e and S«rvic« NEXT TO YOU* DMIVKR'S LICINSK, The most important card you can carry when you're driving! Should tht unwpwuri occur'thu •xcluuv* Saiaco "Preferred Riik" Gold Card immediately identiflw you a* a mature, Mf« driver. And M • Safeco policyholder, your claim* roceiv* 24-hour attention any- wh«rf in the United State* and Canada And y<Hi driv* with tiw mew* knowiadf• tint your inturmnc* •otto UM than that ol Uw cartful driver*! •APBOO John Mull IITHAITO IMIUIANCI AftlNCY 111 N. fr«irli~*«M DU 4-3471 Miler' "Spring Fever" Sale We Present an array of Sale-Priced Fashions in Lightweight Fabrics. 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