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a m Jfw/rfe CMSSIPFftli ::.. .. f PAOfc tl r» It TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 125 Year* Low 38, fflgft Mb fvHMpWM WWnMM^ n^pl m Established January IB, 1038, Vol. CXXV1, NO, 79 ALTON, ILL,, MONDAY, APRIL 17,1961, 22 PAGES 5e Per Copy Member of The AMOdfttrt Pratt INVASION HITS CUBANS Boy Dies In Rifle Mishap Riniuird Arnold Smith ,Jr., 9, jot 214 Mildred St. died Saturday night of a gunshot wound accidentally inflicted by his 14-ye8r- okl uncle, Eugene W. Cope of 21fi Mildred St. The tragedy occurred ;it. the Smith.home. Cope told police he was visiting his sister, the dead hoy's j mother, Mrs. Billie Jean Smith, (when she asked him to load a 22-caliber rifle she had in Uie house. He said she complained of prowlers in the neighborhood, nnd wanted the rifle loaded for protection. As he finished loading the rifle, Cope said. Mrs. Smith was called to the house MISS ALTON PAGEANT WINNERS Miss Martha Little (seated) was selected Miss Alton, 1961, Saturday night. Standing from left are: Miss Sandra Bryden, runner-up, and Miss Congeniality; and Miss Donna Sarginson, third. —Staff Photo. Militia Is Summoned By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Invaders seeking to overthrow Fidel Castro landed in Cuba today by sea and air. The Cuban prime mln« inster, acknowledging the attack, said it was launched by mercenaries organized by the United States. He declared his troops are advancing against the invaders and are certain of victory. He called on Cubans to maintain order and discipline. REPORTED INVASION POINTS Map locates three areas in Cuba Matanzas Province; % —At Cabanas, Castro told his people by radio that the invaders had landed at several points in southern Las Villas Province. Cuban exile sources in the United States said forces also had gone ashore in extreme eastern and western Cuba and on beach southeast of Havana. a __ . -, —^ _ _ _, - - .. ; I'BMtU • W^wm V/17 *.'««.» V. V- •*» *JW1& »*» •** -MMM" *TAUT«.UI»B»**^ m-BW****^*^} TW m-^mi ^r w -~ ——- — -—, Herbert Cope, 218 Mildred j where | llvadors liave | an ded, according near western end of island; 3—Baracoa, The exiles declared "the battle Miss Martha Little Wins Miss Alton Beauty Pageant Miss Martha Little, sponsored i play, the girls appeared in swim j Finishing School; and Mrs. Rii-h-j after 7 p.m. today. Funeral scrv- by Vogue's Women's Apparel, 1 suits, and forma] .dresses and ard Harvey, a former Miss Amer • ices will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday most instantanr MS death. He said an inquest is planned, but the date has not been set. He said the inquest will be conj ducted by Deputy Coroner Les- j lie Chappee, who pronounced i the boy dead at the scene and conducted the initial investiga- jtion. ; The body was removed to i Smith Funeral Home, 2521 Ed- iwards St., where friends may call of SI. to answer the telephone j to rt from Cuban ex j, es ,„ The boy.continued that after Unite <, states tod l _ uQn Cuba>s Mrs. Smith left he and ruchard south coast at so * lthern border of began playing with the rifle. He said the playing ended when Richard pushed him backward against a chair and the gun went off, the bullet striking the younger boy in the head. Madison County Coroner Dr. W. W. Billings said the bullet from the rifle struck the boy right between the eyes and entered the brain, resulting in al- on eastern tip of Cuba. (AP Wirephoto Map) SIU Arranging Conference on Master Plan for Area Campus was selected Miss Alton, 1961, at the Miss Alton Pageant Saturday night at West Junior High School. Miss Little. 19. the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Little of Brighton, is a student at SIU in Alton, and works part time for Sears, Roebuck were iudoed on earsh The fcate lca contel ?tant and a WSfi ,>f |al.the,Jiinfiral. home. vppeJUMBW. uu C«MI...tws OUKV many CCJnte(;ts throughout the St. j Richard was a second-grade Lotus area. Julian Miller, editor!student at Rufus Easton School. finalists were selected by the judges from the three appearances. Each of the finalists was iasked two questions. All of the questions were different and varied in meaning so that the judges could get an idea of the girl's knowledge and resourcefulness. The winner and runners-up were chosen on their answers. of Pron} Magazine in St. Louis was ill and unable to be a .judge for the pageant. Surviving, in addition to the boy's mother, are his father; Har ry Richard Smith; three sisters, More than 400 persons attend-1 Donna Gail.^Kare^Sue an£Linda ed the pageant, which was spon-* " ~"~ "" "" ""' sored by the Alton Junior Chamber of Commerce. & Co. She resides while attending school. | L. Allen Klope, chairman, | in Alton j Suzanne Hayes, Miss Alton,!said all profits will go toward) !l960, presented each finalist ajtJie youth and civic projects! Miss Little was selected from 10 girls entered in the pageant. Miss Sandra Bryden, sponsored by John Jay Dick Realty Co., was named first, runner-up and was selected, by tho other nine! bouquet of red roses and the ap- j carried on by the Alton Jaycees. ] propriate trophy for each ning place. Judges for the contest were: win-! Miss Little appeared before a group of Jaycees at the District 8 Jesse C. Nichols, Belleville, diree tor the Temple shows , girls, as Miss Congeniality; and| tor thc P ast several - vears: Rich ' ,.jard Harvey, director of the Patricia Stevens Career College and Miss Donna Sarginson, sponsor ed by Sears, Roebuck & Co., was selected as the second runner-up. Miss Little performed a comedy routine, while Miss Bryden played the piano, and Miss Sarginson twirled the baton. In addition to the talent dis- meeting held Sunday at Hotel Stratford. She will make numerous appearances throughout the coming year. Groups and organizations desiring an appearance by Miss Alton may contact Klope. Kay; a brother, Ronnie Clinton: maternal and paternal grandparents and paternal great-grandfather. Dangerous Situation in Laos: Rusk Southern Illinois University today at East St. Louis announced that a conference "of international scope" is scheduled for the weekend of June 2 in East St. Louis to gather recommendations on an "aesthetic master plan" for SIU's proposed 2,600-acre. Edwardsville campus. SIU was host to area newsmen this noon at the Broadview Hotel. Organized as a crash program called EPEC "(Environmental Planning, Edwardsville Campus)", the June 2 seminar will involve leading philosophers, sculptors, artists, landscape architects, engineers, site planners, museum directors, critics and educators in an effort to integrate the cultural arts into construction ol a major university campus. The program was announced by Delyte W. Morris, SIU presi- jclent, and Arnold Maremonl, j Chicago industrialist and newly- I appointed member of SIU's a sponsor of I he seminar through a gift, from the Kate Maremont Foundation. Also, it was an', uounced the Educational Facili- Mies branch of the Ford Foundation has authorized the Univer- ! board of trustees who is Illinois Highways Blocked by Snow SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) —| by me railroad, a step, that brings City, Railroad Agree On Alby Bridge Details City Manager Graham W. Watt awarded u $159,108 construction WASHINGTON (APi - Secre- - tary of State Dean Rusk said to- 'PODAY'S CHUCKLE sity to use 520,000 of $50,000 it originally granted for Edwards- ,'ille campus in planning for the specific support of EPEC. Maremont said still another foundation may become involved. Location of the June 2 conference will be a 120-foot diam- oter pneumatic dome to be installed on a parking lot in downtown East. St. Louis. Inside the inflated dome, film exhibits of art, structural and landscape design will be staged concurrently for the public. Harold Cohen, chairman of SIU's design department and head of a committee organizing the conference, said all deliberations will be keyed to the idea that; "not only the inviron- ment inside buildings, but. the outside spaces between them must be considered." Charles Pulley, university architect, and chief architectural planner for the campus, Gyo Obata of the St. Louis architectural firm of Hellmuth. Obata and Kassabaum, will be part: of the org-j anizing group Meaty Ideas Maremont, a leading art patron whose own collection ofj painting and acultpure is rc-< and research professor of design at SIU; Lewis Mumford, noted writer on city planning; and Hideo Sasaki, Harvard University landscape architect. University Weakened The luncheon was attended by Madison-St. Luair County municipal officials, and Maremont asked them to proclaim a "University Weekend" during the Juno seminar. Maremont said he hoped any aquisilions of art as a result of the program would come through private donations. Initial construction of the campus itself is slated through an expected $25,000,000 portion of Illinois' $195,000,000 universities bond issue fund. Liz Taylor Best Bet For Oscar to liberate our homeland" had been joined. Castro's regime charged before the United Nations that the invaders were armed and financed by the United States. Raul Roa, Cuban foreign minister, told the United Nations that the invaders came from Guatemala and Florida. The United States replied with an immediate denial. U.S. Gives Sympathy Secretary of State Dean Rusk declared the American people sympathize with those fighting against dictatorship but the United States will not intervene. Rusk said his reports indicated there was no large-scale invasion. The Soviet government newspaper Izvestia echoed Roa's charge of the use of Americans in the action. Izvestia declared the Corn- By JAMES BACON AP Movie TV Writer munist world Prime Minister stands Castro, behind but it garded as one of the nation's; SANTA MON1CA Ca]if (AP) _ finest, said he hoped for "meaty ideas," and said he would not Most everybody is betting Liz Tii.vlor will win HIT first Oscar j announced today that the agreement between tlir city and the IGM&O Railroad for the Alby ! street bridge has been executed The Illinois Division of Highways today issued the, following report on state highway conditions: "In the area northeast of u general line through Rock Island, i ale'sburg, Peoria, Champaign and Danville there are many state highways blocked from Sunday night's snow, and high winds have mused bad drifting. "Motorists are wanted that hazardous conditions exist over the entire area, and many blockades will not be open before noon today." contract lo R&R Construction Co., and the city manager said the agreement was forwarded today, with (lie contract documents, to District Engineer E. \V. Riefler closer the time when actual con-j of the Division of Highways for structlon of the improvement may!approval. be started. The agreement contract incor poratcs the results of a hearing and agreement reached in conference before the State Commerce Commission in January and February, said Watt. It provides right of way for the new bridge over the railroad cut at Delmar avenue and ratifies an agreed apportionment of costs. The City Council already has approved the agreement and has High Winds, Snow, Rain Hit Area Over Weekend Winds up to 45 miles an hour whipped the Alton area over the weekend. Snow and rain contributed to one of the most miserable mid-April weekends on record. At CMo Memorial Airport, the wind velocity was clocked at 43 mph. at dawn Sunday, with an average velocity of 39-40 mph. during the day. At dusk, the wind persisted «t 40 mpb. The foul weatHer began with rising winds Saturday as a major weather front that had hit Kansas and region* °* tha northweut advanced OB Missouri and soufe pit Illinois. (Svio Memorial reported windj Saturday «wra0e4 » the day from 51 degrees to the upper 3Q's in the afternoon. Meanwhile, rain squalls dumped varying amounts throughout the area — mostly missing Alton dam where the rain gauge showed only .13 of an inch for the 24 ending at 7 a.m. today. Sunday's temperature was upward through the day. de spite the winds. The readings began in the mid-30's and were in the mid-40'» by afternoon. Snow fell sparsely from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday. Today's snow, heaveUf, began at 7:25 a.m. but m'nighf^ to tfmoft nothing by 9 a.m. The anew welted ujunedi aleiy on contact with the earth. At 8 a.m. today the tempera*•» mm I Before state approval of the contract, Watt added, Hie agreement with the- railroad must be submitted for approval of Illinois Commerce Commission. Thus the final processing of the contract by the highway department will take a little longer than is normally the case. Approval of the Division of Highways on all steps with respect to the Alby street re'oca- tion and bridge is required because the improvement has iwen 'day the situation in Laos is dan- |gerous, and "we must clarify im- i mediately" in negotiations with i Russia the issue of the timing of u cease-fire. Rusk told a news conference tho latest Soviet response to Britain's! efforts to negotiate a cease-fire j was being carefully studied here and would be discussed with oth- or friendly governments — particularly thc British. As he spoke, thero were indications that Russia's delay In accepting an immediate end to thc fighting had increased the possibility of military intervention by the United States and its Southeast Asm Treaty Orrunization allies. Rusk did not talk about intervention but he said the critical point in the whole situation is the military position on the ground in Laos us it relates to the diplomatic negotiations. When a newsman suggested the Soviet government may be stall- inu while pro-Conununisl rebels Only a light bulb can go out every night and still be bright the next day. (\i 1961. General Features Corp.) expect "an airy, fairy thing. .j t oiii K hi-eveiybody but the beauti- |that produces no enlightnient 1o|r (| | s , a( . h ersc |f_ i students or planners." | Three conference participants already set are Buckminater Fuller, geodesic dome inventor New Pastor Unanimously Approved by Members set up as a motor fuel tax pro-! ini . miM! their power to threaten ject. The new 4-luiu; bridge proviik'il for under the Alby street project will be located about 60 feet t.< the east of the present antiquated 2-lane structure it will replace, and this requires that Alby street for about a half-block south of the present bridge mus« be shifted eastward to align with the new structure. The present bridge wi. ! l be continued in use until the new bridge is completed and opened. Public Works Director Thomas F. Griffin said he understands that R&R Co. plans to complete the new bridge before doing the paving work on the Alby relocation. By this plan there will be no interference with traffic on Alby until the very final stage of the project is reached. Public inconvenience will thus b§ minimized and moviBg of materials to the con- stmctkwj site will be facili- the pro - Western government. Rusk said the matter is one which ivcfiiiras the closest attention. The Soviet reply to Britain was delivered by the Foreign Office to Ambassador Sir Frank Roberts in Moscow .Sunday night. Rusk said the reply consisted of several documents the texts of which came to Washington Sunday night and are now receiving careful study. The first U.S. reaction, Rusk said, is that while the response retains constructive elements of other Soviet proposals on Luos it fails to clarify the issue ol the timing of a cease-fire and the means of verifying a cease-fire. The implication of what Rusk said was that the Soviets want to start negotiations tor a permanent settlement before the fighting Is ended; the United States and Briatiu have rejected such timing as a foffHTMiflitt device for The Rev. Charles L. Stevens oi St. Louis is the? new pastor of Alton Evangelical United Church of Christ (Evangelical & Reformed). He> accepted a cull extended to him unanimously Sunday, by the e-ongregation. after he had preached a "trial" sermon. The- Rev. Stevens succeeds the Rev. Leonard F. Todd, who has bee'ome pastor of the E&R Church at Junction City, Kan. The pulpit committee, headed by William Roller, had spent several months seeking a new minister. The Rev. Stevens was the unanimous choice of this lommittee. He had also been eiven unanimous approval by the consistency, the lay governing body of the; church. Rev Stevens will begin his oHicihl 'nties sometime in July. The Rev. Stevens, a native if' Champaign, is a graduate of| ••.'Imhurst <HU College with bachelor of arts degree, and a graduate of F:den Seminary, Webster Groves, Mo., with the degree of bachelor of divinity. Since; then he has done post- mduate work at the University of Southern California. His ordination to the ministry took place in St. Peter's Evangelical & Reformed Church in Champaign. Prior to his coming to Alton, he served pastorate* at First Church, Pasadena. Calif.. ira- manuel Cbwpeb, Peoria, is now "I'm not betting on it," Miss Taylor told a reporter, "but I'll be there just the same." The two-hour awards show, telecast over ABC-TV, gets under way at 10:30 p.m. (EST) from the Santa Monica Civil Auditorium. Bob Hope will be master of i ceremonies. According to most polls, only the big contention is among die men. It's a down-to-the-wire race between Jack Lemmon and Burt Lancaster for best actor. The same goes for Sal Mineo and Peter Ustinov for best supporting actor. Among made no mention of Premier Khrushchev's' pledge last sum mer, later toned down, to suppon Cuba with rockets if necessary A Dutch airliner could not lane at Havana. The pilot was told all Cuban airports were closed. Telephone and telegraph communications with Cuba were cut off early today, shortly after a Cuban army officer confirmed one landing on the south coast. Summon Militia The Cuban government radio was heard summoning all people's militia units to report at once to their stations. One source representing Cuban exiles in thc United States said Dr. Jose Miro Cardona, the rebel leader who broke with Castro over Communist influence in Cuba, was heading for Cuba. Bui his public relations chief in New York said he had not reached there. One landing on the south coast was confirmed by a Cuban officer before the island nation, 90 miles off the U.S. shore, cut communications. The officer said a force; of unknown size had landed at Playa Larga, about 300 miles southeast of Havana, and fighting had broken out. Near Pluya Larga is an air strip and the naval station at Cienfuegos. Loyalty of the forces at Cienfuegos to Castro always has been questionable. the supporting ac- g REV, C.L.STEVENS K&H Church in St. Louis. The Rev. Stevens is presently serving on the board of the j North YMCA, Evangelism atsodai* and Youth Commissions of the Metropolitan Church Federation of St. Louis, Urban Strategy, and Hospital Mission Board of the E&R Church Federation of St. Louis, Christian Education Committee and Youth Adviser for the Missouri Valley Synod. In September. 1948, he was married to Miss Martha Waters, a Washington University graduate nurse. They are the >ar» ents of three sons: Charted. Jr.. 10, Scott, 6, and Matthew, age Of B«thany i. tresses, Shirley Jones, like Miss Taylor, is rated a shoo-in. It will IK? u big night for Liz, win or lose. It's her first public outing since her near fatal illness. If she wins, her doctor has warned her to go easy on the celebration afterwards. She was nominated for "Butterfield 8." Her competition is Greer (Jarson for "Sunrise at Canipo- IH-HO," Deborah Keir for "The Sundowners," Shirley MacLaine jtor "The Apartment," and Melina Mercouri for the Greek-made "Never On Sunday." Should Lemmon win for "The Apartment," he will become the first actor ever to ever win both the supporting and top acting awards. Ler ion won previously for "Mr. Roberts." Lancaster, the rousing sawdust revivalist of "Elmer Gantry," has never won an Oscar. A dark horse is Britain's Trevor Howard of "Sons and Lovers." DATA AT THE DAM 8 a.m. temperature Yesterday'* today 37 high 46". low 31". Uver Stage below Pr> am at > •£>. 24 2.9, pool a.5. Trace. r Rebel Army Defects sources in t he United States said some military units d joined the invaders, possibly from the naval station, where defections from Castro's ranks have been reported in recent weeks. Cuban sources in Washington iaid another force landed unopposed at Baracoa. in Oriente Province. Baracoa, at the eastern end of Cuba, controls a road leading toward the U.S. naval base at juantaiiamo. These informants said Santiago, capital of Oriente Province, may already be in the nvaders' hands. U.S. Navy officers said there had been no special alert at Guantanamo naval base. The third force was said to liave tiit the beaches at Cabanas, in Pinar del Rio Province in the western extremity of the island. Cabanas, a minor port of about 2,000 population, is only 38 miles southwest of Havana. Shell Isle ol Pine* One exile leader in Washington said anti-Castro forces were shell ing the Isle of Pines, off the soulli coast where a few Americans and several thousand Cubans are held as political prisoners. He asserted Cuban broad- easts said the island was under attack by five ships. A rebel source' iu Fort Luuderdale, Fla., said the landing forces had been waiting off the coasts of Cuba lor 15 days. The informant, Rafael Garcia Ma- * varro, predicted 5,000 exile soldiers will be in battle before the day is over. A statement by Miro Cardona, resident of the Cuban Revolu- ionary Council, was issued In New York announcing the battle of liberation had begun. But council members in Washington said the statement had been prepared in advance and that Miro :ardona actually left New York Sunday. "Everything looks fine," said a council spokesman in Washington. "This is the beginning of the end." Havana Quiet The exiles said there were unconfirmed reports of street fighting in Havana but last press reports direct from Havana said flie capital was quiet. Castro's militia of workers and peasants had been on an invasion alert since defecting Cuban pilots bombed and strafed three targets n Cuba Saturday. In Washington, Secretary of State Dean Rusk said the U.S. government is sympathetic to the anti-Castro effort but will follow a strict hands-off policy. Pentagon officials in Washington said more than three hours after the first Havana report that the U.S. military had no. in,dependent information on an invasion. Blasts U.S. In a speech shortly before the invasion report was issued by a military duty officer in Cuba, Prime Minister Fidel Castro once more accused the United States of aggression in connection with Saturday's attacks. The military duty officer at Jaguey la Grande said some fighting was going on between "government defenders and an insurgent landing force" at Playa Laga. The area is near Cienaga Oriental, a swamp area southeast of Havana that Castro has planned to convert into a farm and resort area. The duty officer at Jaguey la Grande, which is north of the beach, said only that "some fighting" was going on, indicating that the size of the invading force was small. Officers Defect , Columbia Broadcasting System in a report from Miami, Fla,, said several hundred rebel soldiers were in a force that invaded three Cuban provinces and that two high ranking officers in Castro's army had defected to the rebels. The report said the sea- borne invaders had aerial support. Dr. Jose Miro Cardona, president of the rebel provisional regime in New York, issued a statement saying: "Before dawn, Cuban patriots in the cities and In the; hills begun the battle tp liberate our homeland from fee despotic rule of Fidel Castro and rid Cuba of international Communism's cruel oppression." Miro Cardona made no mention of a seaborne landing and earlier reports from Havana mentioned only the usual sporadic guerrilla activity in the Cuban hills. The rebel chieftain, a former prime minister of Cuba, declared today's "historic action is the result of long months of planning and effort by Cubans who once before risked their lives against tyranny." MOMXIW Take* Note in the first reaction from the Communist bloc, Moscow declared in a dispatch ol the Soviet news agency Tuss from Havana that "armed intervention agatet Cuba began at 5 a.m." Moscow radio took up the Ca#- tro cry that the bombing of three strafing and military airfields in Cuba Saturday wac "an act of armed aggresaim CO the part of the United States the peace-loving Cuteo •In a vpeticb Sunday, CM** challenged the U.S. to back up claim* Dill Cuban air force pUoto air raids. Hi* char*» of W A •* mtao wan cajriad lo United Natk*» fay fee

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