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EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 125 Year* Mtmbir * Hit AMttM* DMI January 15,1188. Vol. CXXVI, Nc. 78 Answer On Laos Sought ALTON, ILL,, ^TURDAY, APRIL 18,1961. 18 PAGES So fir Copy CHILDREN FROM CUBA WASHINGTON (AP)-The Unit ed States Is pressing the Soviet Union for a yce or no answer on a proposal for a cease-fire in Laos. The State Department disclosed Friday that it had instructed U.S. Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson to make it clear to the Soviets that they should respond quickly. High U.S. authorities are growing Increasingly concerned over the prolonged delay in the Soviet reply, officials said hero. Earlier in the day, U.S. officials said there was some evidence- that Moscow may give Its answer to an American-backed British proposal for a ccnsp-flre within three days. Bill even then, U.S. officials were not concealing theif 1 concern at thr prolonged So- viH silence. Officials disclosed that Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Oromyko and Soviet Ambassador Mikhail Menshlkov had told President Kennedy nearly Three weeks ago that the Soviets would reply in three days. The (hrec days pass ed without an answer. Kennedy said lasl Wednesday thai he expected an answer from' the Soviets this week. j Britain has, asked the Soviet; Union to help halt the fighting in Laos. The Soviet response to! the British note was vague on thej timing of a cease-fire. The United! States has said it will not agree j to attend any international con-j ference on the future of the South- Gcigarin hold his first news conference today and dodged the Cuban Airports Are Bombed* Prelude to Invasion: Castro Call UN # ' OnCuban Bombin These youngsters arrived Friday from Miami, where they had gone from turbulent Cuba, and are at Catholic Children's Home. From left (in pairs): Blanche (on divan), 10, and Celina Ponte, 8; Jose, 11, and Grace Guerra, 11; Betty, 14, and Albert Yanez, 14; Maria, 12, and Ophelia Barros, 10. Standing is Father C. Andruskevitch, .superintendent of home.—Staff photo. By MAX HARRBLSON UNITED NATIONS. N.Y. (APi —The U.N. Political Committee was called into urgent session this a/temoon to hear a Cuban charge that today'?' Cuban aiiTwrt bombings were carried out " by North American planes. Committee chairman Karel Kurka of Czechoslovakia said the 99-nation group would meet at 15 p.m. The meeting was demanded by Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Valerian A. Zorin. Own Air Force Is Responsible: Report By HAROLD K. MILKS HAVANA (AP)—Low-flying airplanes made bombing and rocket attacks at dawn today on airports in Havana and Santiago and on Cuban Air Force headquarters in San Antonio de los Banos. The government radio accused Prime Minister Fidel Castro's WHERE PLANES ATTACKED the United States of "direct responsibility" and warned the Cuban people the attacks may be the "prelude to an invasion." At the United Nations, the Soviet Union demanded that the General Assembly take up the bombings immediately after Cuban Foreign Minister Raul Roa said he would bring up the mat ter Monday. It appeared the Cuban Air Force itsel{ was invoked in the Gagarin Tells of Space Flight But Without Giving Secrets Bomb blasts locate Havana and Santiago whose j Assembly President Frederick airports tvere bombed by low-flying raider airplanes attaC k Si T\ VO Cuban Air Force !H. Boland of Ireland told him he early today. One bombing and rocket attack was B2 e bombers landed in southern j would consul! with the chairman made on Camp Libertad—formerly known as Colum'" ' bin airport—in Havana's southwestern suburbs. A second was made on Santiago's commercial airport. (AP Wirephoto Map) B.v STANMiY JOHNSON MOSCOW x (APi—Maj. Yuri A. the east Asian kingdom until fighting has been stopped. U.S. officials said Thompson was not told to deliver any threat or ultimatum. But he was expected to inform the Soviets that an early answer is expected. Officials here believe there are two possible explanations for the Soviet delay: jquesiions of the world press almost as artfully as he orbited the earth. Nothing he said helped to clear up question? which have arisen about his space flight Wednesday. Hundreds of reporters and photographers, plus all the ambassadors assigned to Moscow, crowd- ihis descent and return to the earth. With an adroitness worthy of a politician, he lumped them together and gave this answer: "Many techniques for landing have been developed in our country. One is the parachute technique. On this flight we employed the following: The pilot was in the cabin, the landing proceeded successfully and demonstrated the could si'e the colorful sights he had described "but he could see." Another question left unanswered concerned flight times given earlier by Tass. the Soviet news agency said Gagarin took only 15 minutes of his 108-minute I of the political committee and re (port back as soon as possible. j Zorin took the floor after Cu- jban Foreign Minister Raul Roa had tried to bring up the bomb! ings but had been ruled out of ; order. Roa had said earlier he would bring up the latest Cuban incidents Monday in connection with a pending Cuban charge that the United States is planning an invasion of Cuba. Roa told a reporter he had not! yet received any new instructions as a result of this morning's bomb crewmen Florida a few hours after the bombings and their asked tor asylum. One Air Force officer landed a flight to travel from Siberia to South America but 53 minutes to travel the next leg from South America to Africa. and rocket attacks on airports in Havana and Santiago and Cuban air force headquarters at San Antonio de los Banos. success of all systems developed tor this night." eratiou is under way to allow the Communist-led Pathet Lao forces to consolidate and even expand their position in Laos. 2. That the Soviets have run into difficulty with Communist China on agreeing to a cease-fire before an International conference is convened. School Aid Vote Asked ByKennedy 1 That a deliberate stalling op-! 1 ? 11 into lhe sreen and white/slue-( That was all he would say on co House of Sciences to hear the j the subject and did nothing to world's first successful astronaut ! c i ar jfy a statement FridHv by a tell of his 108-minute flight in out-!ft uss j' an scientist that Gagarin j er space. j"came down smoothly in a glade Gagarin did not answer ques-jnear a field, landing on both feet, No Photographs ; Gagarin was asked when pho- ! jtographs of the trip would bet available. "There was no photo- 1 Minimum New Speed Limits For Beltline Slated New speed limits are to be prescribed by the Division of Highways for Belt Highway 111, City Manager Graham W. graphic apparatus aboard so none I . ™~« U*4 H ..t*M_l..bJ «• U~ ~«:.2~ * " V " lions directly from the floor dur-|even without tumbling." ing the two-hour, televised con- Still Usable ference. He read a prepared state-1 As for the fate of his vehicle, .ment and then made his replies I Gagarin would only say: "The en- I to a series of written questions he i lire space ship and its parts can ,'said had been handed up in ad-:bo used again." Tlw question of whether hcj can be" published." he said." j Gagarin was introduced at the news conference by Alexander N. Nesmeyanov, president of the So- jviet Academy of Sciencies. Nes- meyanov reiterated earlier Soviet assertions that had l vanco. j With a confident smilr on his j could see out of the space ship) ! lips, he managed to rum aside all j also came up. Gagarin said it was no flight " the first the Russians runs for the md Yuri Gagarin to make such a flight." By JOHN BKCKLUR WASHINGTON (AP)-The Kennedy administration has asked Congress for prompt action on its aid to education program as a response to the Soviet's space flight. Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, D- N.Y., chairman of the House Education Committee, said Friday that President Kennedy had sent him word he would like immediate House action on his $4-7 billion education program. Powell promptly announced at a news conference he would have a bill carrying $2-4 billion in loans, grants and scholarships for colleges ready for the House floor by April 24. He said he would follow a week later with a $2.5 billion measure for public elementary and high schools. Powell said the White House j requests for specific information about the landing and the space ship itself. Adroit Answers There have been suggestions in Russian reports that the 27-year- old astronaut left his space capsule in the air at the end of the flight and came to earth by parachute. Gagarin opened the question period b> saying many inquiries had been received about definitely had a porthole, thus contradicting A. A. Blagonravov, a leading Soviet space scientist who told an international space meeting in Florence, Italy, this week that Gagarin had seen by "radio" — presumably meaning television or some other electron ic scanning device. In ftuly on Saturday. Blagon- ravov retracted his statement and said he did not know how Gagarin in coastant radio contact with the ground and when he heard the signal for launching being given WagB _ Tuesday WASHINGTON (AP) - After hours of desultory debate—sometimes to an almost empty chamber—the Senate has reached an| agreement aimed at putting Pres-j tdent Kennedy's minimum wage) bill to a vote Tuesday. ] Administration forces, apparently satisfied they have enough votes to push through a broader were. "How beautiful it looks," bill than the one approved by the House, let the opponents do most Watt has announced. Present speed limits along the length of the highway vary, but the limit on the portion within city limits, from Washington to College avenues, is 45 j miles per hour. j New speed limits based on j radar surveys, .are to be .posted, jand the problem intersections at Alby and Washington avenue are to be studied, the manager has been informed by the highway division. Since the Belt highway opened last August, police have listed 34 accidents, 16 involving personal injury, and one resulting in a fatality. Of these reported accidents, 22 occurred during hours of darkness, including the one fatality and 10 injury crushes. Copies of the police acciden reports were provided for study of the highway department traf fie engineer and with these Watt suggested for state consideration street lighting at major intersections. bullet-riddled B26 at Miami International Airport. The plane's bomb racks were empty and one >f its two engines out of commis- ion. Two Cubans landed the oth ;r B26 at Boca Chica Naval Air Station in Key West. Credits Air Force Dr. Jose Miro Cardona, president of the exiled Cuban Revolu- ionary Council, issued a state ment in New York saying the at acks were carried out by Cuban Air Force men, who then flew 'toward freedom." "An heroic blow for Cuban free dom was struck this morning b> certain mambers of the Cuban Ai Force," the statement said. "Th council lias been in contact with and has encouraged these brav pilots." Prime Minister Fidel Castro' government radio said Cuba's dei Ruling Due Monday on Eiehmann Jurisdiction he said: "Let's words broadcast go." back His first to earth Nesmoyanov said. .*!*. G » sa ™ _ s e P n| S ht ***** fl ' 8h word came from Welfare Abraham Secretary of A. Riblcoff, whom he had sounded out ear* Uer on the advisability of a speedup in the legislative schedule be* came of Soviet MaJ. Yuri Gaga, rin's orbital flight last Wednesday. Ribicoff said be was speaking for Kennedy, Poweil said, The college bill will be called up first because it will be ready first, Powell said. The secondary school measure, which Is in far more trouble than ft* other bill, originally bad been aoheduled to HP I soundly land his normal) immediately before and after the flight and he joked with i technicians at the launch site. Tells of Gating Gagarin also said that during ;the flight the food he ate, was (special nourishment prepared by ! the Academy of Sciences and that when he ate it "the sensation was : thc same as on the ground." , Asked if he could have stayed jin orbit longer than he did—he was up in outer space one hour and 48 minutes—he said "my own campus soon, B. 1C. Bassett, chairman of the Monticello building j experiences prompt me to believe Monti Auditorium Gift of S. T. Olins A 1,000-seat auditorium will be added to the new,,, physical education center- to be constructed on the Monticello College committee, said today. The combination auditorium and physical education center} has been given to Monticello by Mr. and Mrs. Spencer T. Olin of Alton. Mrs. Olin, a Monticello graduate, is chairman of the board of trustees while Olin, a director of the Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. is chairman of the Monticello College development council. The completely-equipped auditorium is being made part of the original plans for the new bull- ding to provide more adequate space and seating facilities for special functions on the Monticello campus, Bassett said- He explained that Monticello is currently using the historic Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel for special events and that the seating capacity for students, faculty, and guests ic limited. I that a space pilot could remain Present student enrollment at thejui orbit for a much longer time." wo-ycur women's college num- Gagarin said he weighed 69.5 bera nearly 300. 'kilomgrams (about 153 pounds) The proposed auditorium will {before the flight and his weight EdwardsvJUe Newspaper to Raise Price on Monday The K*wdsvWe tatoliigencer announced Friday .that its price will be increased to T cents a copy, effective next Monday. The Edwardsviile paper is the fourth io rtlig area to nmroifMy * price UMNNM within A week- The otter* «tM the CUobfrCtemocrat Md Port-DUpatcto in ». Uwii. W0 the Journal in East St. Louis. fete week by the Setiaa Globe. ftp to days a week, pointed out tint the boost is the first in 10 years. The increase was forced by the higher cost of manpower, newsprint, and other costs of l"iNJrftHftpi the paper said. The weekly price of the tatelligeacsr will he 42 cents, and mail subscriptions will be 112.50 annually. The newsstand price will be 7 cents, but vending machine copies became will ot be Morals. be used for college theater dramatic productions, special lee- is now "about the same." Radio contact between his tures and films, musical re-1 space ship and the earth was im- citals, and special events such as the recent presidential inauguration held in March, 1960. The auditorium may also be available for joint Monticello- Alton community projects, Bassett added. The physical education portion of the new center is to include classrooms, faculty offices, gymnasium and pool. The new center, the first academic building to be added to the 125-year-old campus since 1926, will be built to the west of the present complex of build,- ings. The new structure will be the first of three buildings proposed as part of a master campus plan. Other buildings to be added when funds are available include a sci'ence- classroom building and a dormitory. A Park Ridge, 111., architectural firm, Stade. Dolan. Anderson & Associates, is preparing designs for the master campus plan, Bassett said in announc- portnnt, hi- said, "To receive •ommands, and so that I could eel in contact with my country, he people and the Communist party." The food he had eaten while on he flight was a special scientific ^reparation, he said. ing the aumtoriym The areiUteeturaJ addition which has designed the "new campus" at Valparaiso University, is •^xpected to complete the flaal iunticellu designs soon. The master campus plan will include ttoo of the talking Friday. The wage bill is at the top of the administration's priority list and Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana called the Senate into session two hours early to move the bill along. But the Senate showed no disposition to vote on numerous proposed amendments. So, Mansfield settled for an agreement to limit debate when the Senate gets back to work Tuesday after a weekend recess. Debate then will be kept to an hour on any amendment and to four hours on the bill itself. The Kennedy measure would increase the minimum hourly wage from $1 to $1.25 and would bring 4 million more workers— mostly in retail trade, service industries and construction—under its coverage. About 24 million workers are covered by the present law. Last month House Republicans and Southern Democrats Defeated Kennedy forces by winning approval of a tighter minimum wage blil. The House measure would provide an increase to $1.15 and coverage tor 1.2 million more workers, all In chain stores. By KELMAN MORIN JERUSALEM (AP) — The trial of Adolf Eiehmann is nearing its first critical point — the decision of the three judges on the legality of trying him in Israel under a law enacted by the Israeli Parliament in 1950. Supreme Court Justic Meoshe Landau, president of the special three man tribunal hearing the case, announced that the judgment would be handed down Monday morning. The trial is in recess until then. Eiehmann, a lieutenant colonel in the Nazi Gestapo and chief of its Jewish affairs section, is on trial in Jerusalem on charges of "crimes against the Jewish people and crimes against humanity." Israel accuses him of responsibility in the annihilation of millions of Jews during World War II, as well as torture, enslavement and starvation of prisoners. Four Judges Named for Beauty Pageant Tonight The lour Judges for the 1961 Miss Alton Pageant were announced today by L. Allen K'lope, chairman. They are: Jesse C. Nichols, Belleville, who has produced Hiiel directed the Ainad Temple shows for the past several years, now with the Borden firm, St. Louis; Julian Miller, St. Louis, editor of Prom Maga- ine, who has judged many contests in the greater St. Louis urea, including the 1960 Miss Alton Coolest; Richard Harvey, St. Louis, director of the Patricia Stevens modeling school, and Mrs. Richard Harvey, St. f ^mfly a former MiM America contestant and a judge of several pageants in Missouri and Tiw pggtiBt will be held to- night at 7:30 at West Junior High School. Tickets may be purchased at the door. There will be 10 contesants in the pageant from the Alton urea. Each of the contestant* will appear in three phases of the program, the talent, swim suit, ind formal attire. Three finalists will be chosen and each will be asked two questions. The three finalists will be judged on their answers to the questions and the judges will vote for first, second and third place winners. Miss Congeniality has already been selected by the gifts. The girls select the one ainoog them who has "^ytfifetrtfjjl the most help encnurageiaeat mhMfMto «f ft* Challenges Legality Dr. Robert Servatius, West German attorney who is defending Eiehmann, disputes the entire legality of the proceedings. He based his challenge on these grounds: 1. That Eiehmann was kid- naped in Argentina in 1960 and brought to Israel. 2. That he signed a statement, under duress, saying he came to Israel of his own free will. 3. That the crimes with which he is charged were not com- mited on Israeli soil. 4. That the law under which he is being tried is ex post facto- enacted and made retroactive after the events. Attorney General Gideon Hausner, chief of the prosecution, took up most of the first five sessions — Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday — to answer these allegations. Summing up his lengthy arguments, Hausner said: "I ask the court to reject the contention by the defense — to decide that the court nab jurisdiction to try the ccused and to demand that he eply to the indictment." Sees Universal Right "The prhilege and the right to ring to justice Nazi criminals,' e said, "is the universal right of 11 civilized nations. The state o srael has the privilege to try and it in judgment upon the man who tried to exterminate the Jewish eople, and certainly more than ny other state." Servatius, replying to Hausner's losing statement, reasserted his arlier contentions. He then in ormed the court that Eiehmann as "claim for protection" from ,'est Germany. The attorney said: "A conflic jetween the federal republic West Germany) and the state o srael has not arisen. But the in ervention is still possible. The onflict can still arise in any tage of the proceedings. Regarding the possible conflic ilth the federal government, dd that the accused has a claim gainst his state for protection He can demand this intervention >y suit if his government is inac Ive and he will do so." DATA AT THE DAM iver Stage below Precipitation m al ra-ia. 34 br*. toTYm T. Pool 31.1 Now TODAY'S CHUCKLE Politics is not so simple. Try standing on a fence while keeping both ears to the ground. (© 1U61. General Features Corp.) egation to the United Nations in New York has been instructed t lodge a protest blaming the Unit ed States for the attacks. Roa, at U. N. headquarters said he would bring up the charge Monday in the United Nations along with other complaints the United States is planning military aggression against the Castro regime. The Soviet Union then de manded the U. N. General As sembly take up the bombings im mediately. The foreign diplomatic corp was summoned to the foreign min istry in Havana, where Acting foreign Minister Carlos Olivare told them the Cuban governmen had proof the U.S. governmen 'financed and directed the air at tacks. Scorched fragments of what ap peared to be rocket material la, on a small table in the room where Olivares talked to the diplo mats. Ollvares said the fragments bore "U.S.A." markings. Summons Ambassadors Latest reports from officla sources claimed three planes, in eluding a jet, took part in the a tack at Santiago. They said th jet exploded in the air and tha the other two planes are believet to have taken refuge at the U.S Naval Base at Guantanamo. The claimed some were killed an wounded in the attack but gav no number. oreign ministry summoned all oreign ambassadors for a midmorning meeting to receive a eclaration from the government. The Invasion-jittery Castro regime Immediately ordered all sol- iers and militiamen to their posts. Several of the marauder air- raft were hit by antiaircraft fire, he radio broadcast said, and one •as seen fleeing in flames. Some of the attacking plants -ere described as World War n B26s but there was confusion as o their color or identifying mark- ngs. The Cuban Air Force oper- . ies Martin B26 bombers, several >f which are believed in flying condition. There were no details on the attack against the Air Force headquarters, 25 miles south of Havana. One bombing and rocket attack vas made on Camp Libertad— tormerly known as Columbia Airport—in Havana's southwestern suburbs. A second was made tin :he commercial airport in Santiago, Cuba's second largest city 460 miles east of Havana. One report said me air attacks were made to cover a commando landing 30 miles west of Havana at Marie), a seaport where Soviet ships have arrived in the past with supplies for Prime Minister Fidel Castro's regime. Official sourcesrsaid they could! not confirm this report. Huge Explosions The attack on Camp Libertad was reported to have touched off stores of munitions and explosions rocked the air for more man an hour after the attackers left. This could not be confirmed either but many civilian and military ambulances entered the camp, per- tiaps an indication there, were heavy casualties among militiamen stationed there. Effects of the attack on Santiago airport could not be determined immediately. But the Associated Press correspondent there reported the attack—by one and possibly two aircraft — was followed by powerful explosions. The armed forces ministry claimed victory: "We swept the air clean of the enemy." One plane, the ministry said, was badly damaged and "flew toward Miami with its tail afire." Armed Forces Minister Raul Castro, the prime minister's brother, said in a broadcast from S-ntiago the attack was staged by "mercenary aircraft paid by criminal Yankee imperialism." Raul Castro said "various parts of the island were attacked" but did not make clear whether he referred to air attacks or invasions from the sea. The number of casualties could not be determined. Raul said there were "not many casualties" in Santiago. Tavern Operators Ordered To Appear for Hearing Members of Alton Uquor GHV trol Commission at a forenoon meeting today in the office of Mayor P. W. Day ordered issuance of & citation against Ed Groppel and Otis Glazebrook as operators of Eddie's Tavern at Gty Gets $16,064 in March Motor Fuel Taxes Alton's allotment of motor fuel ax credited as of April 13, and iased on collections for March, amounts to $16,064 according to lotice received today by City :'lerk Paul A. Price from R. R. Bartelsmeyer, chief Illinois high- vay engineer. The allotment is the last to be redited to Alton under its former population figure, and, tarting in May, with April col- ections, Alton will have benefit of the recent enumeration of newly-annexed areas which adfr ed 767 to its population tor ap- tortionrnMt of fuel tax Allotments to cities and villages of motor fuel tax receipts are made by the state on a pro rat a basis in accord with their resumptive populations. The State Department of Finance has .uist approved a new population figure of 43,814 for Alton to be used in figuring its share of MFT receipts. The new basis (or apportioning MFT funds to the city is expected to increase its monthly allotments by an average of more than f250 a month. The city's allotment of MFT collections was credited f in Marc* W. 10th and Belle streets to appear for a hearing at City Hall next Saturday at 10 a.m. because of an alleged sale of wine to a minor. The citation, said City Counselor J. W. Hoefert, directs appearance of the tavern operators to show cause, if any, why their license should not be suspended or revoked because of an alleged sale of wine to Charles Wilnur Carter, 17, of 1727 Serapto St. OB the evening of April 7. Groppel appeared informally before the commission today awl asked for a public bearing ef the complaint. He expressed doubt the alleged sale had actually occurred. The matter came to tile attention of Mayor Day as ttfttT «•»• missionw through a report Of Ikf police department that Carter, alter me* \ of burglary iavntifiJa a statement in wtafeb kf buying wine at the to« is one of a group of ffHP . _ . £-. ^ ,» b tpi Wii UH0. 17 the to m twwolfty Jury MUM* of

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