Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 17, 1961 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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Monday, April 17, 1961
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MptittNtftt ,4 ^ .... . Al/TON WfiNUfQ NEAR FREEZING TEMPERATURES It wfll continue unseasonably cold Monday night east of the Plains. Cooler weather is expected in the northwest coastal area. Scattered snow flurries Elected District By Jayc ees John Melkrtt, president of the Wood River Township Chamber of Commerce, and Bffl Wyatt, member of the Granite City Jaycees. were elected vice presidents of District 8 at the district meeting Sunday at Hotel Stratford, which was hosted by the Alton Jaycees. District 8 has 16 Jaycee chapters from UtcltfieW, north, to Salem South. The meeting began at 2 m. with a business session and the election of officers. The Alton Jaycee Auxiliary presented a child style show and tea for wives of the visiting Jaycees, About 75 women were present. More than 200 men attended the district meeting and beard speeches from candidates for national director and state president. The candidates were: Dean Gordon, Monticello, running for national direchor; Jack Coffins, Elgin, Jim York, Morton, and Ray Nussmeyer, Lockport, candidates for state president After dinner the group was entertained by two of the Miss Alton winners from Saturday night. Miss Sandy Bryden, first runner-up and Miss Congeniality, and Miss Martha Little, Miss Alton. 1961, performed. Pete Peters, state president was tile featured speaker of the meeting. He emphasized the •Ittfle extra effort to complete the goals in Jaycee and other work." He said it only takes "that extra drive of push" to make a success of any project taken on. He closed by saying he hoped that every Jaycee chapter would make an effort to have members attend the state convention as there wQl be an interesting program and an election of a new state president Charles B. Walters, president of the Alton Jaycees, announced the Salem Jaycees had won the travel trophy, which was Jheld the past year by Alton. University Aboard Is Planned Ship WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) - "A viewer who stands in many places sees more than an observer who stands in only one" says a statement of purpose of an unusual educational project announced in tills Los Angeles suburb. Under impressively backed plans: A 487-foot ship bearing approximately 525 students will embark in September 1962 as a floating university heading around the world. The faculty of 35 to 40 will be "drawn from educational experts from many lands." It win provide "a curriculum that emphasizes the study of man" and "a mobile environment for learning which takes the student to the world as a laboratory." The "University of the Seven Seas," as it is called, got its initial sponsorship from the Whittier Rotary Club. Pair Plead Innocent to Nine Charges Billy Gene Wisnasky, 23, of 4018 Aberdeen Ave. and Terial Ray dark, 24, of 703 Langdon St, this morning entered pleas of innocent to a total of nine charges between them signed by police shortly before 3 a.m. after i police chase on E. Broadway They were in separate cars. Each was charged with traffic violation, running stop signs speeding and resisting arrest. In addition, dark was charged with intoxication. Police said the pair raced from the 2600 block of E. Broadway to the intersection of Maurice street and E. Broadway at speeds up to 65 miles per hour. Patrolman Oriand Grills, in a patrol car, chased the cars to Maurice street, where they turned onto Maurice. Grills charged the cars ran stop signs at the intersections of Leo and Herbert and Oakwood anc Herbert streets. He stoppec Clark's car at the intersection of Hillcrest avenue and Maurice street, but Wisnasky continued on and was arrested later, the police report said. Wisnasky was released on $800 bond, to appear Saturday morning before Police Magistrate Fred J. Schreiber. Clark was being held this morning pending posting of 51,000 bond. He is also slated to appear Saturday. Congregational Godfrey Church Ham Supper Set GODFREY — Community Congregational Church of Godfrey win hold the annual ham supper on May 10 at the Godfrey Civic Center, it was announced today. Serving will be from 5 o'clock to 7:30, donations $1.50 for adults, children 75 cents. Neal Gray has been named general chairman. Other chairmen are: Mrs. Oliver Schroeder, Mrs. Bernard Kirback, Mrs. Call Herzog, and Roy Marsh. Proceeds will go into the building fund. Says Picketing by Negroes 'Suspended' Picketing of downtown stores by Negroes has been only suspended, and will be resumed if there is no satisfactory result from pending discussions, the chairman of the Ministers Committee on Employment Relations said today. The Rev. Luther T. Simmons said the picketing was suspended "so managers might have an opportunity to work out a reasonable solution to the Negro employment problem without outside pressure." Members of the committee had been picketing three downtown stores until the pickets were withdrawn last week. If picketing is resumed, the Rev. Simmons said, it will continue for two weeks and then be suspended briefly "to give the. businessmen the opportunity to reconsider this problem." and showers are forecast for varied areas in the nation. (AP Wlrephoto Map) WeatherForecas t 2 Theft* From Autos Reported Alton and vicinity—Radar in dtcates a band of snow from Qulncy to Efflngham, which Is aproximately 60 miles wide This area Is presently moving over the northern sections of St. Louis and St. Louis County. Therefore the forecast is for cloudy today with snow. The high this afternoon In the mid 40s. Decreasing cloudiness and colder tonight with scattered frost or freezing temperatures. The low tonight around freezing with some temperatures in outlying areas in the upper 20s. High Tuesday In the middle 50s, Northwesterly winds 25 to 40 miles per hour today diminishing tonight. Extended Forecast Southern Illinois: Temperatures will average 8-10 degrees below normal in the southeast, 4-7 degrees below elsewhere. Normal high about 70 southeast to 64-68 elsewhere. Normal low 50-53 southwest, 44-47 elsewhere. Cool through Tuesday with warming trend around midweek, weekend. cooler again Precipitation over will average one-half inch in south east, around 3 quarters of an Inch elsewhere in showers toward end of weekend. Sentences Today in Finch Case LOS ANGELES (AP)-Dr. R. Bernard Finch and his mistress, Carole Tr^goff, faced sentencing o life imprisonment today for he murder of his socialite wife. But first there were to be arguments on defense' motions for a new trial — which, if granted, would be the fourth for the hand- ome surgeon and his auburn- laired ex-receptionist. If a new trial is denied, the lefense was expected to file a notice of appeal. Finch, 43, who formerly had a thriving practice in suburban iVest Covina, and Miss Tregoff, 14, a onetime model, were con- acted March 27 of killing his wife. Barbara Jean, 36. The lovers claimed they had gone to the Finch home the night of July 18, 1959, merely to talk o his wife about getting a divorce. The doctor testified she >roduced a gun, he struggled with ler and wrested it away and It discharged accidentally as he ried to toss it aside. Mrs. Finch died of a bullet in he back. The state contended the defendants deliberately killed her so they could marry without sharing Finch's fortune with her n a divorce settlement. On April 5 the same jury of .0 men and 2 women that had convicted the pair decreed life mprisonment. Under California aw, murder trial juries that re- urn convictions then deliberate a second time and set the penalty. Job Bias On Negroes Is Cited Widespread employment discrimination against Negroes was dttd by Lao Behanon, director of the St. Louis Urban League in a talk to some tSt persons at StePhvofters' Abet Mall Sun. lay afternoon. Me said industries do not hire or advance Negroes, and "when automation takes over they are released to make -room for white?. Labor unions wilt not hire or protect them, and training and apprentice schools and programs refuse to admit them. Bohanon said only 18 states and 35 cities have fair employment practice laws today, "and discrimination carries on." He called on the community o "follow the democratic and spiritual principles upon which our great country is based. 'We must not," he said, pray to our God on Sunday and jrey on our fellow man the rest of the week ... We must be democratically indifferent to racial distinctions ... we must overcome the ignorant illusion that the American Negro does not wish to progress. . . . and inally, we must set in motion all the possible legislative forces available that will support democracy." He urged Negroes to use k heir right of franchise, make sacrifices wherever possible, and take advantage of the gains hat are being made such as providing trained youngsters"to tep in when the breakthroughs are made." Following the address, the audience was led in five group iscussions by Clarence Willis, Miss Ruth Jackson, the Rev. Father Thomas Gallenbach, the v. Paul Schroeder, and Bohanon. Tea was served by the educa- ion committee of the Alton Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Col- red Peoples, which sponsored the event. Mrs. Josephine Wilson in charge of this committee, and the Rev. Herbert Schulze was program chairman. 4 Mishaps Reported In 48-Hour Period A total of four auto accidents were reported to police during he 48-hour period ending at 7 i.m. today, compared with 15 luring the corresponding period ast year. This brings to 459 the otal number of accidents reported to date this year, one less ban a year ago. With two injury accidents reported during the period, compared with one a year ago, the year's injury accident total stands at 63, compared with 61 a year ago. Three speeding tickets were issued during the 48-hour period ind one motorist each was charg d with running a stop sign and careless driving. There were ight traffic tickets issued during he corresponding period in 1960. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A freak April snowstorm pack- ng the fury of a January blast smothered springtime in north eastern Illinois Sunday. Hundreds of motorists were marooned on major highways made impassable -by drifts, lestaurants. service s t a ti o n s, churches, garages and an armory became impromptu dormitories. At least three motorists died in accidents caused by the storm, "wo Chicago men suffered fatal heart attacks shoveling snow and third was mortally stricken Lister Reported Resting Well Jerry J. Garvey of 1002 Union St., reported to police that someone stole two hubcaps from his car while it wax park- The trustees include three eol-jed at West Junior High School lege professors, a former college Saturday night. president, a former school super- Jo8epn H . of 1201 E. intendem, a retired admiral, ai 4th st rep0 rted that someone retired U.S. department ol Agri-| slole af , ash , from nig 1951 culture entomologist and a lumber j car while „ was ke(J in h , s company president. William T. Hughes, president of the Whittier Pipe and Supply Co., heads the trustees. The curt of a iemester aboard will include tuition, board, room, pusage and land arrangements. "It will be less than a student'* expenses for & year at many land-based institutions and will luge from 12,500 to 13,500 depending OB acconunodtiom," the jBinminofnwit say*. Junior stand- tag or « bachelor's degree will be U PAZ-^oBvia to develop^ ft* (he ooartructiao of a bridge linking Santa afld ^^^^ driveway Saturday night. He said the thief also tampered with a panel under the dashboard. BRUSSELS — Belgium proposes an aggressive bid for increased exports to Common Market countries coupled with an expanded budget to stimulate foreign trade growth. JSI4SUTBOVIC ' Duplicator* AND ASSOCIATES «• • Two Die in Wreck At Granite City GRANITE CITY. Ill (AP> - A two-car collision near here has claimed the lives of both drivers —George O Burnett, 41, Granite City, and Pfc. Joseph R. Chavan. 21, Bryan, Ohio. The soldier was stationed at the Granite City Army Engineers Depot. The accident occurred Saturday night. Installment Department City Councilman Maynard D. Lister was reported as resting well today in St. Joseph's Hospital where he was hurriedly moved at noon Saturday after jeing stricken by an apparent icart condition at his home, 107 \V. Elm St. Mrs. Lister said today in addition to the possible leart ailment, her husband also lad suffered a flare-up of a spinal condition which troubled him in the last two years. Slie had visited him in the hospital in the forenoon and said he seemed to have shown improvement since Sunday. Lister has served in the Council since 1957, and is connected with Millers' Mutual Insurance Assn. LONDON — Eighty pill millipedes from Madagascar are on display In the London Zoo. The pill millipede, which grows three inches in length, gets its name from its ability to roll into a ball which resembles a black pill. MONDAY, APRIL 17, . xtftti tofflttftfk 4Hly (At llOB oMBniY wlft fiM RgygTOi To SPRING SNOW HALTS CHICAGO TRAFFIC CHICAGO — Elston Avenue, one of Chicago's main thoroughfares leading northwest, is blocked by stalled antes at dawn today after a record spring snow storm hit the city. The Chicago area Is oat today from under the wet snow that ~" up to six Inches. (AP Wirephoto) Spring Snowstorm Hits Northern Part of Illinois Midwest Crippled By Storm By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A crippling spring snowstorm, sweeping out of the northern Plains with all the fury of a midwinter blockbuster, staggered th Midwest today. The heavy wet snow, whipped by strong winds, smothered spring with a blanket of white rom the Dakotas across the north central region. The storm, which started in some areas Saturday night, increased in intensity Sunday. As the storm moved eastward, three was some letup in snowfall, but strong winds continued, causing much drifting. Fresh snow measured up to more than a foot and a half in northern Minnesota. Drifts pited up to 10 feet in some areas. Blowing snow cut visibility sharply. At least 18 deaths were attributed to the stormy weather, mostly in traffic accidents on icy and snow-covered highways, with two of the deaths caused by heavy rains east of the snow belt. The damaging storm, a climatic shocker for the fifth week in spring, had widespread effects. Record snowfalls for the date were reported in many areas. Freezing weather added to the discomfort. Wind gusts were clocked up to 50 m.p.h. Thousands of cars and motorists were stranded. Major and arterial roads were blocked. Snowplow crews were frustrated by the blowing snow. Schools in many areas were closed, scores of them in Minnesota and Illinois. Travel by bus, plane and train slowed. Motorists n many cities were urged not to drive unless necessary. Driving conditions were extremely hazardous in central and northern jarts of the Great Lakes region ind sections of the Ohio Valley. Traffic accidents were far in excess of normal. while pushing a balky auto. Joliet and Kankakee were virtually isolated by six-inch falls. By the time the snow stopped shortly after midnight today, 5.4 inches had fallen on Chicago, breaking an April 16 record that had stood since 1897. State and city police refused to allow motorists to leave Joliet and Kankakee. Among highways closed in the Joliet-Kankakee- Pontiac area and south of Chicago were U.S. 12, 30, 42A, 66, 66A and 52; Illinois 50, the East-West Toll- way and all but one lane of Federal Interstate 80. Truck Stop Is Haven A truck stop at the intersection of U.S. 66 and 66A became an overnight haven for about 80 stranded motorists. Seventy patrons spent most of the night in a restaurant on U.S. 66A south of Joliet. The Plainfield Fire Department housed 20 persons. Thirty more stayed in Nnew Lenox Methodist Church. Several churches in Kankakee became refuge for persons unable to get home. Schools were closed throughout the area. Few schools opened in the worst-hit areas of Chicago's south suburbs—La Grange, Tinley Park, Villa Park, Midlothian and Southmoor. About 25 schools dosed in Will County. State police reported drifts of 4 to 6 feet were burying autos stranded on U.S. 30 near Joliet and on several stretches near Kankakee. The New York Central's Sacy- more passenger brain arrived in Chicago from Indianapolis nearly four hours late. The train's conductor reported it had stopped to take aboard about 100 motorists marooned along Illinois 1, which parallels the tracks. .The train later stopped to pick up an infant stricken with pneumonia at a truck stop near the tracks. The child was left off in Homewood. where a police car rushed it to a hospital. Provide Cote The Illinois National Guard teamed up with the American Red Cross in Joliet to provide blankets and cots for the storm's victims. The overnight population of the armory grew steadily as hotels filled up. Constantine Macris, Red Cross chapter chairman for Will County, said a helicopter would be sent up today in search of more isolated motorists. Wind gusts up to 45 m.p.h. were measured during the height of the storm. Operations wore curtailed at Chicago's Meigs Field airport. Traffic was hampered at the city's major airports,, O'Hare International and Midway. In Western 111 i no i s, which missed the brunt of the storm, between 60 and 75 motorists were stranded on U.S. 34 north of Galesburg by drifting snow. Deadline Tonight WASHINGTON ftlM- tP> K» . IRS ^ ^w^^^ ^^ fe^j^^u^^ '&^k ^ft^tM«k Wanul W inGNBH «• uuinpCr _J '^^^^^_~ A^udfa ^^M ' fe AfeftAMMtttk n morn wnion gwi • unruugn test (or accuracy. The goal is to dwck, or audit, ibout 3 flifJHoB at HM ertlmated 31 nflUon MtBfBi to n fileo. in 1M0 the mmMr of andtt wu 2.8 mUBon. ^_^ CapUn hopM lot* AifOMP in- cream in the yten ahwd. Whereas IRS new cheek* about one return in evwy 20, he wants to approach a one to 10 ratio. The 1981 filing deadline was extended two day* became the usual April 15 date fin on the weekend. IRS wffl accept any return postmarked fey midnight tonight. Capita told a reporter he hopes all taxpayer! wffl understand 'there is noftring wrong with being audited." "One whose conscience is dear has no cause for alarm. We are not implying mat he is dishonest. It may be a mere random audit, or* simply mat some characteristic of his return suggests to our examiners a possibility of error which we mink should be explored," Capita said. A taxpayer whose return is audited will be contacted by an IRS agent who wffl ask additional Information—usually the production of records—to support items in the return. After the examination, the agent may accept the return as filed or may even decide the taxpayer paid too much. However, if he-disagrees with the taxpayers he may order an additional payment. Capita emphasized mat a taxpayer may be represented at these sessions by a lawyer or an accountant Also, he has avenues of appeal both within IRS and through the federal courts if he is unwilling to accept the agent's findings. MUNICH, West Germany — Reconstruction of the Institute of Marine Biology at Heligoland las enabled the resumption there of studies of planeton, the microscopic plants and minute animals which give the sea its green color. 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