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ALTON KVTBNTNO TKLKORAPH •ATUllDAt, APML «, 1»1 NEAR FREEZING TEMPERATURES Light snow mixed with rmln wffl fall states and southern Mississippi with oc- Satarday night over northern New castonal rain over tile north Pacific Enghtftd, lower Michigan and the tvest- coast. A colder trend is slated for the - " •-•--• Ohio and Mississippi vafley southward to the east and west Gott coast (AP Wlrephoto Map) WeatherForecast ern Rockies while scattered showers wffl occur over the tower Lakes, the eastern part of the middle Atlantic U.S. May Be Getting Out of Its Recession Film Sparks Heated Discussion Some 200 persons Friday nigh attended a meeting of the Ameri (jam for Freedom at CSty Rail flnd viewed the movie "Operation Abolition." Speaking on Congressional investigating commit tees In general and the House On-American Activities Commit tee in particular was attorney |. F« Schlafly. The speech an<i film were followed by a heated discussion period. Schlafly reviewed the history of congressional investigating committees from the 1920's, the flme of the Teapot Dome Scan- daL He said that committee started with "suspicion and rumor," but was successful in uncovering Corruption and violation of the law.' .. . .'•?' •• ' The. House Un-American Activities Committee was formed in 1338, jbr a period of two years, and was reconstituted every two years antil it was made a per- maaeqt standing committee hi When this committee and btexnal Securities ittee "began investigat- Communism. Schlafly said. Tthey touched a very sensitive $erve." He said none of the pre$008 Investigative committees had been attacked by the public, tint the Hruse Un-American Activities Committee has been the object of continuing attacks since ft began investigating corn- * In Defending the methods of the Committee. Schlafly compared it to the Royal Committees of England, Canada and Australia. He said, while witnesses testifying before the American committee are permitted legal counsel and given the right to refrain from self incrimination, persons called before the Royal Commissions are denied counsel and required to answer an questions regardless of possible self incrimina tion. Following the showing of the dm, which shows scenes of rioting hi the San Francisco, Calif., bearings of the House committee in May 1960. and riots outside the hearings, a heated question answer discussion session ensued. Queried o n MeCarthyism, Schlafly said the term was o Dated in the Communist Daily Worker. He said, "If you find a person using the term (McCarthy usni» it is an indication that the originat- By W. n. EA08DALE JR. WASHINGTON (AP) - Economic observers feel mat rising steel and auto production and a whopping increase in home building may be leading the United States out of the recession. Although the index of industrial output edged up only slightly in March, the Federal Reserve Board reported Friday that the recession seems to have touched bottom in February and now is moving up. A number of economic observers recently have voiced the opinion the recession had hit bottom and soon would move up. Another sign of the easing economic pinch came from the Labor Department It reported that the number of workers drawing unemployment compensation benefits dropped during the week which ended April 1 for the sixth straight week. A spurt in both new and usee automobile sales during March caused manufacturers to step up April production schedules, the Federal Reserve Board said in ts "national summary of bus! nes condition" for March. Iron and Steel putput, another major factor in the index of in- lustrial output, also continued, to rise in early April. The Commerce Department said that private home starts during March climbed to an annual rate of 1.283,000 dwellings/, 8 ~per cent above February and 15 per cent higher than March, I960. The Federal Reserve Board's ndex of mine, factory and utility output was 102.4 per cent of the 957 average. This was virtually unchanged from 101.9 in February and 102.3 in January. However, this upward movement of one-half of one per cent over February represented the jst increase in seven months. The index still has far to go to reach the peak of 111 in January, I960, when the tailspin began. 8 Charged With Traffic Violations Eight motorists were Issued tickets or arrested on traffic charges during the 24-hour per- od ending at 7 a.m. today, Police Record Sgt. Frank Schmidt said this morning. One motorist was arrested on a charge of driving while Intoxicated, one leaving the scene of an accident, one speeding 65 in a 45 mile-per- hour zone, and five persons on charges of careless driving. There was a total of seven auto accidents during the per- people f Communists) ing it". Speaking of McCarthy's ««-*•-, in injury . gations, Kurt Glaser. president j T ^"|, y , of the Americans For Freedom said, "By and large the net total of what he (McCarthy > succeed- or the protec- jury. During the same 24-hour period last year, there were five accidents, two of which resulted year There have been a total of to date which ^ game (ime , agf Alton and vicinity — Colder tonight with the low in the lower 30s. Chance for some tempera tures in the suburbs to drop below freezing. Sunny and cool Sunday with the high 4S-53. Body of Baby Found In Ditch Deputy Coroner Thomas Burke today was called to investigate after the body of a baby was found floating in a ditch near the outlet of a sewer in Alton city dump on lower Central avenue. The body was discovered shortly after 8 a.m. by a boy who told police he was at the dump looking for rats to shoot with an air rifle. He said he first thought the body was a doll, but when he saw that it was a human baby, he callec his father. The boy's father summoned police. Burke said the decomposition of the body indicated that it had been in the water at least for several days." He .said length of time the body had been there had not been conclusively determined. Burke continued that the baby was a fully developed white male, weighing about nine pounds. He said he was unable to determine, whether it had been born dead or died shortly after birth. . Burke said he plans an inquiry. tion of the American people. considerable positive (and had) value." Replying to a question on the use of the Fifth Amendment to avoil self incrimination by witnesses. Schlafly said when a person declines to answer on the basic of self-incrimination "you know what the answer is!" He pointed out that, by law, a w't- ness is not permitted to use the Fifth Amendment unless the answer to the question would be incriminating. A woman in the audience volunteered a reply to a question regarding wide-spread inferences Increase in !* ' Building Permit Fees City building .division permit r ees for the fiscal year ending March 31 showed an increase of almost 100 per cent over the mmediately previous year, according to the annual report of City Treasurer M. O. Elliott, received and approved by the City Council this week. Building permit fees for the ast year totaled $14,128 as compared to the figure of $7,989 for he previous fiscal period. Also showing an upturn in the »xt fiscal year were receipts Irom city licenses on motor vehicles. Sales of vehicle licenses produced a total of $70.418, which was $2,237 more than the figure of $68,181 in the immediately prior year. Receipts from dog licenses showed a decrease, $4,037 as com' pared to $5,025, despite the fact that more dogs carried licenses last year than in the previous year. This apparent paradox, Elliott explained, is because dog licens es, after the new dog control ordinance went into effect, were initially issued on an 18 months basis. The plan resulted in many dogs bearing licenses last year which were paid for on the 18- month basis In the previous fiscal year. Last year 1,589 dog licenses there had been 445 accidents. we re sold compared to 1,620 In with 60 resulting in injury. Crisis Vote By TOM BOOB UNITED NATIONJL N.Y. (AP) A battle over whether to flit a deadline for Belgians to get ml of (he Congo shapM up; today n the General Assembly "headed for a showdown vote on the lingering African crisis. TV assembly called a Saturday.session to ballot it* way through four rival resohittort* and series of conflicting amendments designed to restOflB otoeP to the embattled Congo. A 18-nation Asian-African cal to reconvene the Congolese Parli ament and set up a national gov ernment appeared to have the best chance of approval in the 99- nation forum. Other proposals included a 19- nation demand that the Belgians get oat of the Congo within 31 days or face Security Council action and a Soviet request that the Congolese legislature meet in three weeks under U.N. protection. Main pouit of contention was the setting of a time limit for Belgian withdrawal. U.S. Delegate Adlal E. Stevenson told the assembly Friday night Belgian departure would speed solution to the Congo crisis, but he rejected the idea of a deadline or penalties. The call for a withdrawal time limit sparked opposition from the Congo itself. The Congolese delegation put in an amendment which would knock out any reference to deadlines or penalties. It called for Belgian withdrawal as soon as th personnel can be replaced with the aid of the U.N. The United States also opposed the Soviet call for a time limit on convening parliament. To Discuss Doivntoivn Face Lifting A discussion of a plan to "face lift the main streets of Alton will be held April 20. 7:30 p.m., at Hotel Stratford and will be conducted by the business area modernization committee of the Greater Alton Assn. of Commerce. Uhe year ending a year ago last • March. EiiiployinentRelaUons Group to Meet that college and university facul ties in the nation contained a number of Communists. ».«"«• | e rni/aiion of business area* will jbe the main topic diseased, first of several in which mod- hit and howl—*cattering the pack." The meeting closed with a tape ol an interview with Gewg* Christopher Mayor of San Francisco, who was pro aa* at &* hearing* tiiere. He miri fee SMfie showed e tru? pictun •f the noting at tfes hearing.— (improve iu busiaec* end r«*i- Letters went to all GAAC members, business establishment:,, meir.becs ol City Council, «od city official* inviting them to attend the meeting. Foeller said a movie will be and display* will be set showing how • city can P E deniiaJ area*. Alton Area Ministers' Committee for Employment Rotations will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday in City Hall auditorium, the Rev. L. T. Simmons, chairman, bas announced. Topic to be di»will he Negro employment relations. Princess Margrethe To Be 21 Sunday COPENHAGEN (AF» - Princess Margr^the. heiress to Denmark's thjusand-year-old throne, becomes 21 Sunday and get a big raise in her royal pay. It goes up automatically at midnight from 75,000 kroner ($17,000) to 175,000 kroner ($25,000) annually. The princess will spend the day with >oung friends \a Ens land, where'she studies at CajQ- bridge University. L Pleads Not Guilty to 3 Charges Mrs. Pauline Parker, 29, of 1713 Bozza St., today entered pleas of innocent to charges of driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest and driving without a driver's license, and was released on $600 bond by Police Magistrate Fred J. Schreiber to appear April 22. Mrs. Parker was arrested following an accident in which police said the car she was driv- ng struck a car which was being backed into a parking space by Walter Hesterberg, 30, of Rt. 1, Bethalto. The accident oc- urred at 8 p.m. Friday on E. Broadway. Police said Mrs. Parker's car struck the front bumper of Hesterberg's vehicle. Tax Weekend Provides Wit With Moans By FRANK CORMIER WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans will wrestle this ewekend with their federal income tax returns, getting ready for Monday's filing deadline. To mark the occasion, moved to April 17 because April 15 falls on a weekend this year, here is a look at the lighter aspect of the annual battle between Uncle Sam and his citizens. To some, it may seem like whistling in the morgue. One taxpayer last year wasn't sure how to back up her deduction for drugs and medicines. She appeared at an Internal Revenue Service office with five shoe boxes filled with empty pill bottles. Another listed an aunt as a dependent, stating he was sending her 550 a month. Asked where the aont lived, he replied, "I don't know. 1 haven't seen her in five years." An aging taxpayer sought help at a West Coast office and remarked on leaving: "If It wasn't for taxes and my .wife I'd be a rich man. Of course I wouldn't have anything to complain about then." In another IRS office, those seeking help picked up a number as they entered so they could be served in proper turn. One day an entrepreneur a< rived early and, without being observed, snatched a stack of the lower numbers. When others arrived and found only high numbers left this man began padding his supply at 50 cents a number. Knox College Get* £10,000 From Will PROVIDENCE, R..I. (AP) Knox College, Galesburg, 01., will receive 510.000 from the estate of Dr. Frank T. Fulton, a heart specialist. Johns Hopkins University also will receive (10,000 of the H65,- 000 left by Dr. Fulton, who died Monday. His nephew, Dr. Marshal) N. Fulton, will receive the bulk of the estate. Jean Baptist Cardinal, a Frenchman, first white man to eettl* on the site of Alton, was driven out by tb* Indians and wwt to 8t Ttw Bo Affaiw AW ftttftMKN AFTER BLAST The Gotiige, filaah, COO- this afternoon with a ronv maty MutUm starting at 1:80 p.m. ffk^ laM^kJlM^^A MMM^hMtt MlJ^tf41 aUMiunurea persons •— raosoy *••• during the confer- have heard seven experu each discuss a phase of the gen* feral subject, "Emergent Africa, A Problem in U. S. Foreign Policy." The conference It PHILADELPHIA — Firemen rash to aid of their comrades felled by ex* plosion fat ft neighborhood gasoline station In Philadelphia today. One fireman Is known dead and 22 other persons were treated for various Injuries at nearby hospitals. Two OT three oth- er firemen are believed inwpio * iBMHif the rubble at left and feared to be dead, Explosion followed small flr« that broke oof In station where dose to 8,000 gallons ofjftsoltne had just been delivered. (AP Wfrephoto) inducted in manner similar to congressional hearings. Delegates from throughout the united States an attlgn- ed each to one of 11 "commissions." Edch comimssten hears all speakers and reports to the Fund Raising Meeting Held by Presbyterians A total of 55,544500 is sought by the Illinois Synod of United Presbyterian Church for a broad expansion program, area members of the church were told Friday night. At a rally in First Presbyterian Church, members from Alton, Greenville and Belleville areas were told of plans for the development of new churches, enlargement of facilities for students at colleges and universities, and expansion of church activities in other fields. The funds are to be raised during April, May and June from members of Presbyterian churches throughout the state by 23,000 volunteers, through the All-Presbyterian United Capital Funds Program. The Rev. Allan E. Schoff, Regonal General Presbyter for the central area of the synod, was the principal speaker at the meeting, which was ailso highlighted by a Procession of Pastors" in their derical robes and stoles, and by a commissioning service for volunteer workers in the synod pro- jram. t The commissioning service was conducted jointly by four pastors The Rev. Arthur B. Smith of th First Presbyterian Church, East St. Louis, gave the foreword. Th charge was given by the Re\ Richard D. Risser, of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Belleville The prayer, was made by the Rev Robert K. Holler of the Utchflel Presbyterian Church, and th Lord's Prayer, to which all at th meeting joined, was led by th Rev. Anton S. Fabian, of the First Presbyterian Church, HanMn. The Rev. Fabian and Oscar Bardelmeier. of the First Presby erian Church, Edwardsville, wht ^resided at the rally and Wck-o: meeting, are assistant chairme f the Alton Presbytery in th synod program. The Rev. Schoff pointed out tha the funds from the J5.544.500 pro gram will make it possible fu ynod agencies and institutions to better meet the needs of the thou sands of people they serve "In our area, in our time," and to "kee SlU Reports Stabilized Enrollment The effect of new admission policies forcing lower-rankin high school graduates to dela entrance past the fall term con tlnues to show up in stabilize enrollments at Southern Illlnoi University, the SlU informatlo department reported today. Registrar Robert McGrat said enrollment for the sprln term Is 12,171 students, an 18. per cent Increase over the sam term last year and a drop c only 560 students on a 1 campuses from the winter term -,ast year, the wlnter-to.sprln dropout wa» 513 students or he Carbondale campus alone Southern began the 1060 schoo year with an overall fall term enrollment of 13,332- Enrollment by campuse shows 8,688 at Carbondale, 1 804 at Alton and 1,679 at th £a»t St. Louis campus. Tota enrollment is represented b 8,136 men and 4.035 women tudents. The 47th (state) senatorial di* rict is made-up of Madison, Jer scy and Ureene counties. WHICH YOUR CART /wist Oo (At Moat /aiutOa IIADIB 1 ! nflrCR 9 TOWING HO faith with our heritage." "Raising $5,544,500 is not an end in itself," he said. "Buying property, putting up buildings, renovating old buildings are merely a means to an end — the end of ministering to the needs of people through the buildings and facfl ities the money will pay for." Specifically, the Rev. Schoff said, the synod program will provide 21 new churches. Of these seven will be located in suburban areas in the Chicago district, and 14 in out-state locations, particu larly in growing communities needing churches. Plans for the new churches, he disclosed, were made hi connection with a continuing study of how to meet the problem, made in cooperation with other denomina tions through the Council of Chirrches. He explained that the allocation of funds from the Synot Program for the development of new churches, plus the rehabilita tion of inner city churches, ark improvements and alterations to neighborhood houses, will be $840, 000 in the Chicago Presbytery, and $690,000 out state. Five church-related colleges Blackburn at Carlinville; Illinois at Jacksonville; Millikin at Decatur; Lake Forest and Monmouth will be allocated $2,000,000, the Rev. Scholl said, toward the cost of such facilities as: a library; larger science laboratory; rebuild ing of an Arts, Music and Biology Center, destroyed by fire; and chapel. Students of Blackburn College provided special music. Prelude music was provided by Mrs. J. L Williams of the First Presbyterian Church. The opening prayer was made by the Rev. Cortley H Burroughs, pastor of the First Presbyterian Chruch. E. C. Secor of Sparta, area chairman for the synod program for three presbyteries, Aiton Southern Illinois and Martoon, for mally welcomed those attendinj the meeting, while John Hubbarc of Wood River, Alton Presbytery chairman of the synod program made the formal introductions. The rally and meeting is the first of a series which will be held throughout the state. Should Your Telegraph Carrier Forget You.... Phone HO 5-6641 fur delivery! fie/are 6pm dti ily S pro, Saturday Oreulittan Department AM ON Alton Street To Reopen Next Week Pouring concrete pavement of a final slab ' has ' restoration section ol completed on Alton street, from Broadway to Front, and the block will be fully re* opened to traffic next week, City Manager Graham W. Watt has announced. Pavement replacement over large areas on. the steep Alton street hill was necessary because of settlements caused by progressive disintegration of an extremely old masonry sewer, Replacement of the stone box-type sewer with a tile line was completed early this week. Bowl Haven is in City; HasPurchasedLicense Alton Bowl Haven was listec incorrectly in Thursday's Telegraph as having failed to renew its liquor license, an officer of the firm said today. Bowl Haven is within the city limits of Alton, and has purchased its city license, the off! cer said. Bowl Haven is not required to buy a county license. At the city clerk's office, this morning, the Telegraph was informed that Alton Bowl Haven earlier in the year paid in full its city liquor license for 1961. The payment was $625. North Junior Clubs Tour Alton State GODFREY — Members of the Future Nurses of America aw Future Homemakers of America clubs at North Junior High Schoo toured Alton State Hospital, Tuesday. Members heard talks by Mrs, Karl Fieldler, president of the Madison County Cosmetology Assn. and Mrs. Charlene Bohart on good grooming, poise and personality. The speakers were introduced by Sandra Welling, president of the FNA. Gagarin Cool AH The Prineipia Conference Concluded (AP)-Ydrt (MM to m awfr tot Twiday night wMh the teiwfily UP of a man "gotng en a ffihtfi «p" at dam , imtt nKffMiif tot wii Mist- oft In man's ptentw flight into 23rd annual ftnmw at <• tot final doses with a summation of its finding! by a speaker. Today the speaker is whole conference plenary session. The conference Dr. William Y. Elliott, professor of political science and history at Harvard University, who la also a State Department consult ant. • Slated to speak Friday night Dr. Jaja Wachuke, chairman of the Nigerian delegation to the United Nations, was unable to appear as his presence was required at a special U. N. meeting on Congo policy. A panel discussion originally booked for Friday afternoon was deferred to occupy Dr. Wachuku's spot A summary of panel find ings, according to Mrs. Para Webster, assistant editor of publications at The Prineipia, stressed these points: Dr. L. Gray Cowan, director o Columbia University's program of studies in Africa—You can't ex pect the Western idea of govern ment to be transferred to Africa overnight, if ever. Geoffrey GodseD, assistan overseas news editor of the Christian Science Monitor — It's impossible to force Africans to take sides. F. Taylor Ostrander, economist now assistant to the chair man of American Metal Climax Inc., of New York — The U. S and U. N. must help Africa ad just from the heady wine of independence to the long hard road of economic development ahead John C. Robbins, newspaper man and public relations assist ant. to the president of Mobil International — From the business point of view, Africa is incapabl of sufficient development, with or without help, to support the population now, much less than in the future. Panelists and others opposed Robbins' view, Mrs. Webster reported. She said the concensus of the conference appears to be that a great need exists for patience and understanding, particularly understanding of the Africans' point of view. WIJ. By PMBfOU QMIVJM The official Sovtet news . Pass -fWAR tti fiflit dtttJto oi Ine scene at the seant launching site ust before the young ate force major took Off to become the world's flflR . Gagarin was ordered to sleep 10 hours. "Everybody was surprised how quickly he fell asleep-as if in the morning he was to go, not into , space, but on a fishing trip or to f basketball match with Ms comrades," the news agency related. "When they woke him he was fresh and cheerful. Springing out of bed, the cosmonaut did the usual morning setting-up exer- dses." People came to Us roam to help him into his spacesnit. The garment was designed to kelp the Soviet pilot "warm and comfortable and to shield his body reliably from all harmful factors of outer space." Paints Setting Tass went on to paint the setting last Wednesday morning as the spaceship stood on its haunches at the launching pad. \ "Engineers, scientists and workers have already garnered at the foot of the giant spaceship. This is not the first time that mis team has sent giant ships itito space from this pad. But mis is a special day. For the first time man will go into space," Tass said. "Everything Is ready for" '•tee take-off. Yuri Gagarin steps into the lift which will whisk him to the top of the giant rocket where the cosmonaut's cabin is located. In, this lift Yuri Ggarin rides high above the earth, and the eyes of all those who stand around the magnificent ship are on him. The lift has stopped and Yuri,Gagarin lingers for a moment to wave to his friends and comrades far below." Tells of Launch Raising his hands, Yuri Gagarin sends greetings to those who created this mighty vehicle," Tass continued. "The last seconds of the count-down and . the giant spaceship, out of a cloud of fire, soars to the stars." Izvestia published five pictures Friday night showing Gagarin suited up and ready to go, aboard a bus going to his spaceship, riding the lift, raising his hands in farewell and the spaceship climbing through the billows of the blastoff. This same man was the greatest hero of the Communist world as he looked out at the multitudes in Red Square Friday—27 years old, just over five feet tall, square LONDON — Teenagers tend to be more generous in giving presents than their parents and are spending as much on gifts as on their own clothing, declares a Trusteje Savings Bank Association report. Alton (city) Township has 39 voting precincts. and trim 'in his uniform, closely cropped brown hair topping his light blue eyes and trim features. He had the same poised, confident, easy manner and unusual calm that he displayed before his epic flight. Emile Henriot Dies at Age of 72 PARIS (AP) — Emile Henriot, 72, poet and novelist and member of the French Academy, died Friday alter a heart attack. Henriot had been literary critic of thfc newspaper Le Monde since 1944. Your personalized cheek with your own name imprinted creates • favorable impression and is a most convenient way of paying bills with a permanent record. And there ii an element of prestige and value in your penonal cheek drawn on this bank! May we suggest that other members of your family would appreciate the convenience and prestige of having their own checking account . . . your wife for her many day-by-day activities ... or older children learning to budget their money. A separate checking account for each w a step toward* their independence ... an idea guaranteed to win their approval! Come in and arrange for their accounts ... and while you're here, discover the eane of doing all your baaWag in this OM convenient location. IF* OT Alton Banking & Trust Co. MUMBKB FEDERAL UgfOWT INSURANCE COBPORATKJH

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