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«..•»« • * ' M • « TV•<, ,, PAQB i i in« i •Hi •••'•«• MMMI ,W «•&**! '••.... -MM u BPOKTI ,*.,.,, PiNffg M TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than MS Yearg •MttMM Armry IB, KM Store Is Burned Vol. 9f MHBKf MHURBttEX HAVANA (AP)-Cuba's biggest department store waa a blackened nita today, totally destroyed by Fidel Castro's growing opposition In fiery answer to his pledge to wine out terrorism. A blaze of "suspicious origin" also damaged a paper warehouse Thursday ntght, and at least nine explosions rocked Havana suburbs during and after the two fires. The fires resulted in no deaths but 27 persons were hurt. Six of them were firemen whose engine) overturned as It raced fo the warehouse blaEe. Three were in critical condition. Government radio stations said U. S. central intelligence agents were responsible for the lightning- fast blaze that consumed the six- story nationalized El Encanto de partment store, estimated worth more than S7 million. The night's incidents happened amid an atmosphere of anxiety throughout the island notion.; whose leaders have been quietly' mobilizing a huge military force against sporadic but growing; armed resistance from within and' an invasion threat from abroad.' The anti-Castro terrorists struck; anew less than 24 hours after' armed forces minister Raul Cas- ! tro urged increased vigilance i against saboteurs. Prime Minister 1 ' Fidel Castro, his brother, said ag week ago that terrorists would bej liquidated. The flames leveled El Encanto in little more than two hours and firemen spent hours after that keeping the smouldering ruins from touching off nearby build- ALTON, ILL, FRIDAY, APRIL 14, Id61. 20 PAGES 8c PIT Copy MtmbfrofThtAmditftfPrMi *• Eichmann Attorney Demands Hte in West Germany • • WELCOME FOR By BBI/MAJl MOtHW JERUSALEM (At*) - Adolf Elchmann's defense attorney mid today he would demand that the West Gentian government ^"protect" the former Gwfilpo colonel at any stage of this trial. | Monday morning, the trial now Justice Landau broke In to ask.!"'""^ at this point: "Is he a-German citizen?" Servauus has disputed Israel's "Yes," Servatius replied. 'right to try Eichmann on grounds "Not an Austrian?" the presi-ithat he WHS kidnaped, signed a dent continued. (statement under duress, and that from the judgment of Israel's courts, j father gave up his Austrian eiti-j milted on Israeli soil. Again challenging Israel's rightjzenship." He thus challenged the to judge Klchmann on charges of' having a major part in the mass murder of Jews under Hitler, dc- fense 'roumel Robert Servatius declared^ "Eichmann has a claim against thr German state to pro! led him If the state remains im-ifsrnel of his own free will, i passive, hn can Sue the staff and 2. That the order for tbe "No." Servatius answered. "His(the crimes alleged wen? not corn- corn- Srrvatius returned to the attack. petemr of thr special Israeli on the competence of the Israeli 1 court to hoar the case and argues court on two other points: that there is appropriate German 1. The assertion that Eichmann jinw and suitable German courts wag kidnaped in Buenos Aires,ito handle thr rase. Argentina, and did not come toi n, lusner in a lengthy recital will do that." naping "was done by order of the Servatius warned the special Is-;Israeli government." nieli court trying Etchmann that Sharp-Reply jof precedents In international law which he concluded today, upheld the right of Israel to try Elch- imann and the competence of the| I three judges. "inten'ention is still possible" by This latter claim brought Haus- Wosl Germany In the ease. :ner to his feet with a quick and !'h<' chief defense <x>unsel made (sharp onjoinder. the statement as he heatedly con- "The prime minister (Davidj tended that Kiehmann should bejBen-Gurion) told the Knesset! (rierl by a German court. He as-' < Parliament) thnt Eichmann was scried that appropriate German!arrested by members of the se-, Uf. Henry Speaker ,, . , .. ... the we . eke ! ld - tf |ey wW , „ m± £ . ovvn ^mpetence to Haus-! Al Tiilane Saturday courts and laws are available tojcurity forces of the state, handle the case and denied thatiner said. ; Kirhniann came freely to Israeli Judge Benjamin Halevy brokei lo stand trial. in to say, however, "the security! NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dr.j Concluding Argument* {forces revealed the place where (David D. Henry, president of Uni-j , Servatius' announcement came! the accused was found, and (versify of Illinois, will deliver the after he and Israeli Atty. Gen. nothing more." [inaugural address Saturday as Gideon Hausner made their con- Servalius then demanded that Maj. Yuri Gagarin, the Soviet space man, and Premier Nikita Khrushchev wave to crowd on hand to welcome Gagarin at Moscow airport today. In back- ground can be seen several large photographs of Gagarin. (AP Wirephoto via radio from Moscow) eluding arguments on the right of j the two employes of the Israeli lhe Israeli court to try Eichmann j airline. El Al, be brought to court vuth the prosecutor refuting the (to testify about the circumstances of Eichmann's removal from Argentina to Israel. They are Ye- hudi (Jack) Shimon, chief • of defense challenge. The fifth session of the trial lasted only an hour and 45 minutes and then recessed over the (operations, and Zvi Tohar, who : weekend. -allegedly piloted the plane. The Dr. Herbert E. Longenecker takes over as llth president of Tulane University. Longenecker was vice president in charge of professional schools at Illinois before assuming the; MOSCOW (AP)—Moscow took Hero's Welcome is Given To World's First Astronaut Tulane post. Just a week ago saboteurs blasted the store's display windows. They were repaired within two days in an obvious effort to shield the explosion's effects from the curious. i Construction workers have been! working feverishly the past fourj months to rebuild another nearby i department store razed by ter-j rorlsts on New Year's Eve. i Meanwhile, during the night, ai tiring squad executed a university! student accused of terrorism. Two! accomplices got 30-year prison terms. The execution of Abelardo Aguiar Alfonso, 19, came a few hours after a military tribunal! convicted him on a charge of possessing detonators and other terrorist equipment. It was the 604th execution, by unofficial tabulation, since Castro assumed power in January 1959. Chimney of boiler house at Alton High gets trimmed after lightning bolt damaged it. Work* man is on scaffold high above the ground.—Staff Photo. Paratroops Evacuated In Laos By JOHN RODERICK VIENTIANE, Laos (AP)-The royal Laotian army has evacuated some 500 paratroopers i t dropped northwest of Muong Kassy April 5. Relays of American-piloted helicopters completed the pullout of the red-bereted fighters from the valley just above the town Thursday. Moscow radio had reported the paratroopers were encircled a few days ago and it was believed they found their position untenable. Western and other well-placed sources who confirmed the withdrawal were gloomy, The paratroopers had been dropped near the north-south highway between Vientiane, the administrative capital, and Luang Prabang, the royal capital, after the pro-Communist Pathet Lao rebels had themselves dropped paratroopers above Vang Vieng April 3. Vang Vieng, a government military headquartes, Is 80 miles above Vientiane and Muong Kassy is 32 miles north of Vang Vieng. Tbe royal array's drop had been interpreted here as a gesture to prove to the Pathet Lao that it pocked power for a Sunday punch despite a succession of defeat*. Congo Debate Near End By TOM ROGB UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — The General Assembly pushed today to wind up its Congo debate. The 93-nation body scheduled! two meetings today and was ex-1 pected to hold a special Saturday! j session if necessary to wade : i through a marathon series of bal- J [lots, on three rival resolutions and i I assorted amendments, i The resolutions range from a; Supreme Justice Moshe Landau, jwho is presiding over the special court of three Israeli judges, announced that its decision—on whether it is competent to try Eichmann—would be delivered Monday. Eichmann, wartime chief of the Jewish affairs section of the Nazi Gestapo, is charged with responsibility in the death of six million Jews during World War n and other crimes. • Servatius came quickly to the question of trying Eichmann in West Germany. Friendly Relations court has placed both men on notice that they may be sum-i nioned to the hearings. i Point of Trial With the adjournment until! TODAY'S CHUCKLE If you must cry over spilled milk, condense it. (© 1961, General Features Corp.) Man Chased From Garment Factory i i John Hutton, custodial employe of the Elm Garment Mfg. !co. this morning chased a burglar from the firm's plant at 68 u TTt!T TT""" 3 !^ »o«i K - EIm st - According to the police report, Hutton called at 4:50 He smd that relations between tQ report that he had just opened the buiwing and foimd israei are i ._.. , • ,_ ., | West Germany and i cordial and'friendly. i But then he said: "Intervention -is still possible and may,still arise DATA AT THE DAM 8 a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 50°. High 56Mow 40°. River Stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 20.2. Pool 16.0. Trace 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. a burglar inside, Hutton said when he opened the building, he noticed a catch unlocked on a door and started to check out the entire plant. He said he was going down steps into the basement, when he saw a man he described as about 20 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 25 feet from him. He said he moved toward the man and the intruder City Files Suit On Old Buildings fled to the opposite end of the basement and up a flight of stairs to the main floor of the factory. He said the man fled through the factory and apparently got out the same window he had entered. Police said entry was gained by breaking a window on the northeast side of the building. ' • Preliminary investigation I failed to disclose anything miss- 'ing, police said. space traveler Yuri Gagarin to its bosom today in historic Red Square with an outpouring of pride and joy beyond anything in the Soviet Union's history. The cosmonaut, heading a motorcade from Vnukovo Airport, arrived in the square at 2:20 a.m. Gagarin's arrival in the huge square climaxed a triumphant automobile ride from the airfield, where he had landed from his secret space base to a tumultuous ovation an hour and a half before. Beaming proudly, Premier Khrushchev accompanied the Soviet Union's new hero to the most honored spot in the Soviet Union, the top of the Lenin-Stalin tomb. With members of the ruling presidium around them, they waved to the cheering thousands jamming the square. Flown to Moscow from an unidentified airfield near the landing point of his space flight, Gagarin stood to attention before his premier, saluted and reported completion of his mission and his readiness for new orders. Reports to Khrushchev "Comrade, first secretary of said, "I am happy to report that the task assigned by the central committee of the Communist party of the Soviet Union and the Soviet government has been fulfilled. the Communist party of the Soviet Union, chairman of the council of ministers of the U.S.S.R.," he EDWARDSVILLE—The City of Alton filed suit today in ! demand that the Belgians get out I Circuit Court for authority to demolish deteriorated buildings at of the Congo within 21 days or 11706 Hill St., Alton. Police YouthCampRodeo ScheduledforMay20-21 "The world's first manned space flight took place April 12. All the technical systems worked well, and I felt fine. "I am ready to fulfill any new tasks for the homeland.". The short, pudgy Soviet leader wrapped his burly arms around the hero—who is only about the same height—Wssed him squarely on the mouth, and then several times to the right and left of the mouth. More kisses followed, this time from Gagarin's wife, Valentina smartly dressed in a fur-collarec coat and a fashionable blue spring hat. from his plump beaming mother, Anna, a woolen shawl over her head, and from his father, Alexei, who looked as if he'd stepped from a Chekhov play, in a dark blue overcoat, a blue worker's cap, and walking with a stick, into tears. The father broke 'iface Security Council action to aj According to the complaint, mildly worded Soviet request that buildings on the property — listed i the Congo Parliament meet tinder JU.N. protection. j Because (he Soviet resolution did not repeat previous demands as lot 3 in block 1 of Rtverview Addition, Alton — have deteriorated through age, neglect and lack of repair to the point where they for Secretary-General Dag Ham-i create a serious fire hazard and marskjold's ouster or for with-1 are in danger of collapse. drawal of the U.N. from the Congo, it was seen as a victory for the embattled secretary-general. The assembly Thursday asked all nations to consider separate or. collective action to compel South Africa to abandon its white supremacy policies, but it rejected an African demand for a worldwide economic and diplomatic boycott of the South African government. In the equity suit, brought b> the City of Alton through its at torney — John Hoefert — a court order is requested to permit the city to demolish the buildings or the property unless they have been demolished, repaired or en closed within 30 days from April 11 . Costs of such demolition, if carried out by the city, would be made a lien against the property should the court authorize issu- Suit Filed by Truckers TakenUnderAdvisement once of the order sought. Named defendant in the suit The Alton Police Youth Camp rodeo and 1 horse show will be hetc May 20 and 21 at Riverhouse Farms, it was announced today is Mary Widaman of 26 E. Del-1 by the board of directors, mar, Alton, a niece of the late owner of the premises. Mary Muleahy. The property is still assess- in the name of the late Mary Mulcahy, but tax bills are being sent in care of the niece, the city's petition averred. I by The show will include seven rodeo events and tour horse show events. The rodeo will include bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, cutting contest, wo- jinen's barrel race, and calf rop Decision on the application for a temporary injunction and a counter-motion to quash in a suit attacking the state requirement for rear tender splash-guards in ready-mix and dump trucks was deferred in City Court, Thursday, by Judge I. H. Streeper. The court had been asked to withhold a ruling by attorneys for both sides to allow time for further check Q| authorities, City Sales Tax Income For January Shows Dip gales tax to to recdved by tin city this month in incut oj |&943 indicate* » moderate decimal in retail aalf* faff* but Jawwiy as cumpam} to *ht opening; mnttfli gttte-mlKrted oflfrMI eta* lite tax received ty fee ctty •Mb 4pti mite to retail if *• ppevteM The wet amount cngted to tee fete April than ttot el WW wet** by tfc* city is Ap/ti Ipt pur, Tfcf flfit liBttMA MQfttattd w^^ ^»v w«*^^m r^w^wwp ctty fat March, tug yaw , *(** rtflftctod p*ChrMaau lait DKxubit, ww E&l Mt MMMMrt fw dly'» hut teftl said Judge Streeper. The suit was filed by a group of contractors, individual truck owners, and a truck driver seeking to restrain enforcement of the use of spash-guards as regards ready-mix and dump trucks and for a declaratory judgment that such trucks are exempt from tbe regulation. The suit is directed against Joseph E. Ragen, state director of public safety, and Wil liam Morris, state superintendent of the highway police. The itate's motion to strike the 6 count complaint waa argued before fee court a week ago by N. P. VfjOett, an assistant attorney gentry aadby W. M, Cox ol Wood River, ajtonwy for tbe plaiatiflg, Judge Streeper than took the BufflijfcjB jnnj %ppiicatiAB 'tfl^f ad- . .— -, r -r^r-* ™ W^^^Bj Jud* ftKefer WormaUy an- iftgftyMTfl that *• o»& would dtemiM the first IgM ga»-j|. -| ifc. JMH Iwniliil ->••"-•=•- ^WV|R4RW Hjf "W^ *PBW i^^^^^^^^ HMV M|M *fca mmm» nnintai ac •J '^'p ^^jffOF ^MRr TCQMIMP ^rW^^™ ^F» i.MMte «tt IB tft* «te RAMROD STRAIGHT AND NEAT Mrt Ian* Voting,»junior at Weetora Military AtwdMur* ftftwte stiff »s govwumw»t Uwuwtiog «• flew Ctepf. Rtolwd flaherty gives tte room tbe aao*- ovw.1Arm* HaWJv, BvwyiMig to rot as eau be, KWAIwWte budkeieUef is bid «rttr* tiiaKar to use as » *N* d** if to ing. No famous personality will be on this year's program. The directors announced that, by sav> ing the expense of bringing a television or movie star here, greater profit would be • realized for the youth camp. The board plans a parade May 19 from Alton Plaza Shopping Center to the downtown area. The committee will invite the new Miss Alton to appear at both shows. Herman Wilkening, chairman of the show, announced the following as board and committee members: Herman Bunyan and R. W. Brown, co-chairmen; Bob G reel ing, rodeo superintendent; Arnold Lohr, Ray Ramage, and Miss June Poole, class sponsorships committee; Don Carter, C. V. Nance, Bert Ritchey, Danny Sidener, Sam Xanders, Keith Graves, and C. M. Miles, signature cards and trophy sponsorships; L. Allen Klope, Joe Greenwell, Jolui M. Jones, and Herman Bunyan, publicity; Fred Theen, Byron Morgan, J i m Phelps, Miss June Pools, John Bowers and Gerald Loy, ticket sales and distribution; Maj. S. Harold Roberts, Clyde Angel, Jim Apple, George Bradford, Leonard Sheurburn. Bob Churrhich, and Edward Voumard, advertising; Lloyd Martin, R. W. Brown, John Thanks Party Speaking to the cheering thousands jamming Red Square, Gagarin gave his first thanks to the Communist party for giving him the "opportunity to carry out the first flight into space." "As I was about to be launched into space," he added, "I was thinking about the party, the people and my country." "It's from those feelings and that inspiration that I had strength to carry out the task," he said. Speaking from notes with the poise ol an accomplished orator, he looked to the right and left and then straight ahead, taking in people in all parts of the audience. He paid high tribute to those who made his space ship and added: "Never for a single moment did I have doubts about the mission." Gagarin looked wonderful, in superb health and showing no ill effects whatsoever from his history-making flight. "I'm sure we—the Soviet fliers —will carry out further flights to greater distances," Yuri told the throng in the square. "I'm sure that our pilots will be able to carry out any flight in the future." Compared to Columbus Then he concluded: "Long live the Communist party, long live the Soviet people, long live comrade Khyshchev." The premier in his response comparde Gagarin to Columbus and said the space pioneers' "name will live forever in the history of mankind." "With this flight we once again have shown to the world what the genius of our country can achieve," he declared. Bowers, Dean Cochran, and Mrs.! Gagarin broke into a wide tears as Khrushchev praisec "that wonderful Soviet woman— his wife who never tried to persuade him against his flight, bu supported him." * "She is a woman of great soul," said the Soviet leader. "She knew what was at stake and did not flinch." Valentina, the wife, blinked be- lind her glasses and modestly looked on. Beside her stood Gagarin's mother and father, just about overwhelmed by the occasion and the warm words o: praise being heaped upon them by the premier. Returning to his favorite theme Khrushchev told his people: "The space flight must not detract the attention of the Soviet people from other-targets, and these in elude catching up with the United States in the standard of living "We shall leave other states behind in the economic field," he boasted. Warns of Complacency "Therefore, the latest success must not lead to complacency.' "If Columbus' name lives for ever because he discovem America, what can we say of this young astronaut? His name wil be immortal," Khrushchev declared to a thunder of applause from the crowd in the gaily decorated square. "This flight has shown the whole world of what the genius 01 a free people is capable," he continued. "We are proud that man's dream of exploring the cosmos has been realized by the Soviel people. "We are ready to share our achievements with all peoples who are ready to live in peace with us." Khrushchev claimed that the flight into space was a "demon stration of real freedom" brought to the Soviet people by the Com munist revolution. "In this victory," Khrushchev declared, "we see the triumph of Marxism-Leninism.'' Agree oil Stronger NATO By BAftltV NHWtlfll WASHINGTON (AP) - *rM> lent Kennedy and West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer have agreed that the North Atlantic alliance must be prepared to defend itself with all military means. This agreement was set forth n a joint communique issued Thursday by the two Western eaders on the conclusion of their third meeting. The formal statement did not spell out what "military means" Kennedy and Adenauer had In mind. But, U.S. officials said nuclear as well as conventional weapons are included. Kennedy and Adenauer had discussed proposals for giving the Vorth Atlantic Treaty Organize- ion a nuclear striking force under ts own command. The United States and Britain would furnish the weapons. This project is still under review in the Kennedy administration. He and Adenauer were reported to have reached no final conclusion, although Adenauer was understood to have expressed support for such an undertaking. The Kennedy administration takes the position that beefing up of NATO's conventional forces has priority over the planned independent nuclear striking force for the alliance. In the communique Kennedy and Adenauer reaffirmed their support of NATO as the keystone of the common defense ol the North Atlantic area. This was their reference to NATO weapons: "They underlined the conviction of their governments as to the necessity for the alliance to maintain and develop further all military means required to enable them to deter effectively a potential aggressor from threatening the trritorial integrity or independence of any ally." At the same time, the leaders of the two NATO member*, challenged the Soviet Union to join in disarmament and other negotiations to lessen the danger of war and work toward a general and total peace. And, Kennedy and Adenauer "renewed their pledge to preserve the freedom of the people of West Berlin pending the reunification of Germany in peace and freedom and the restoration of Berlin as the capital of a reunified country." Agreement was expressed, also, on these points: The North Atlantic alliance should coordinate the aid policies of Western nations while aid itself should be administered by the prospective Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and by the Development Assistance Group. They would welcome Britain's joining the six-nation European Economic Community provided such a step would not interfere with the community's ultimate goal—Europe's political integration. "Continuing attention" will be paid to the problem of the balance of payments. In recent years the United States has been spending more abroad than it has been taking in. Objections to Sewer Job Under Advisement Nancy Isenberg, food and refreshments; Louis Bowman, traffic and parking; Mrs. Carol Uilerbuck, cashier; Mrs. Janice Pullen, secretary; Apple, ring master; Greenwell, music; Tom Waters, Churchich and Bill Harris, street signs; R. A. Thomeczek, Arnold Lohr, Creeling, John Stutz, and Lester Gvillo, parade; Stutz, timekeeper. On the general committee are Etobert Dele, Earl Campbell, Herbert Yates, Rudy Sowders, Willard F. Zahn, Stanley Hartwick, Douald H. Brooks, William Renben, U. Lamon? Angel, Miss Dannie Beaty, t£ig Betty & France, Leonard Schiehe, and Walter i. Stock, general commit- smile when Khrushchev said that some people didn't believe the Soviets when they announced they'd put a sputnik into space. "Now," he said, "you can touch the man who's been into space," and he kissed Gagarin again as a squad of children rushed up the stairs, their arms loaded with flowers. Gagarin smiled and looked slightly overwhelmed f w h e n At conclusion of a hearing in City Court Friday afternoon Judge I. H. Streeper took under advisement legal objections to he Krum-Denny sanitary sewer :ocal improvement pending exam- nation ol authorities cited by attorneys. Principal legal objections are hose of Alton community unit school district, merit of which was argued before the court by W .H. Thomas as special counsel for the school board, and City Attorney John T. Roach for the city and Board of Local Improvements. At the opening of the hearing, the court noted that five objections had been tiled, and ruled that assessments as to all others on the assessment roll will stand confirmed. An objection of Mrs. Mae I. Wickenhauser, who was represented by attorney Bruce Quackenbush, was sustained as to a lot in which she disclaims any property interest. On her objection Khrushchev announced the space that the assessment oa another man had been made a Hero of lot was m excess of benefits, cone Soviet Union — the nation's highest award — and given the first award of a new decoration— Space Flier. Uufe Wife Gagarin snMJmj. wattwed hard. He looM Mar tinuanue was given to jury deter- minatioii or for an agreed adjustment. As assessment aflauvtt jQMBb Corona ol 922a E. 8th St., v«i stricken QD » atavuf to had paid project to serve the lot In question. A like ruling was made as to an assessment for benefits against lots of Freeman £, Rodgers. An objection as to benefits by Estile and Alma L. McKenzi* of 2618 Krum St. was deferred to later disposition. Objections on behalf of the school board were of a technical nature and attacked the procedure through which the sanitary sewer project has been set up. Hearing of possible objection as to benefits and damages was deferred an argumant of the attorneys was confined to the legal points involved. The Krum-Denny local improvement project was set up 13 moatht ago. The estimated cort to att at $11,529.32. The proposed improvement aims to relieve a lao- itation situation within a small area in the Krum-Denny oeigb> borhood which brought muefo cqw plaint from resident* to City Council. Hearing on objection* to tfaf Met ly Hills sanitary wwtf p»4«t has been set for next ThuMMy ti City Court Court OH* T. T* BMchert iftjd totey to QO at* » the am IB

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