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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 1

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fta LIGHTER SIDE Valor is to travel on aft ocean litter without tipping. Discretion means to come back on a different ship. ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 132 Years WARM, SUNDAY Low 60 KlgttJt (Additional Weather m Page S) Established Jafl, 15, 18S6 Copyright Altos Telegraph Printing Co. 1968. ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1968 Vol. CXXXllt, No. 147 18 PAGES Price lOc Member Associate-Press GUNMAN FLUSHED BY TEAR GAS — Armed officers move in on crouched Rudolph Jordan after he was flushed from his house with tear gas following a 90-minute gun battle with police Friday. Jor- dan, a former mental patient, is accused of slaying a North Carolina Deputy Sheriff earlier in the day with a shotgun blast in the chest. (AP Wirephoto) Two Slain Surrenderinjg; Musicians Ambushed By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON (AP) — Viet Cong guerrillas ambushed four young American jazz musicians and an Army sergeant escort driving near Saigon today on an iso- lated road. Two teen-age members of the group—Brandi Perry and the Bubble Machine—were killed when they tried surrendering with their hands in the air. Two others, including 20-year-old singer Paula Levine of North Hollywood, Calif., and a U.S. soldier were wounded. "I played dead and that's the only reason Fm alive today," Riot Insurance Loss No Threat Here Yet By WAYNE MARKHAM Telegraph Staff Writer Cancellation of over $150 million in insurance coverage, affecting East St. Louis and St. Louis, has not yet hurt agents in the Telegraph area, it was learned today. However, Illinois officials are moving to pass legislation which would halt such cancellations. Oliver •Fraley, president of the South-West Illinois Independent 'insurance Agents Assn., said, as far as he knew, there were no agents in the area who are brokers Marge Is Denied Change of Venue O In Macoupin Case By L. ALLEN KLOPE Telegraph Staff Writer CARLINVILLE — The request for a change of venue, mainly because of stories carried about the case in the Telegraph, has been denied Mrs. Marjorie Christeson, Robert Stanton, and Jack Cannady. Circuit Judge Paul C. Verticchio made no comment when he ruled against a change of venue from Macoupin County. State's Attorney Thomas P. Carmody, who will prosecute the case, told the Telegraph he sees no basis for a change of venue, "— and I don't think any serious consideration was given to the newspaper articles." Asked If any cases are changed because of newspaper publicity, Carmtfdy said the only one that he knows of is that of Dr. Samuel Sheppard. "Dr. Sheppard was granted a change of venue from Cleveland, Ohio, because a newspaper there was so ye- hement toward Win. 1 " The three are presently under indictments for burglary and theft of Landreth Lumber Co. of Bunker Hill last July 30 in which property valued at $2,800 was stolen. Mrs. Christeson,' who lives in Fairmount and operates the Ham & Merv Taxi Cab a Co., Stanton, and Cannady will go to trial Monday in Carlinville. The three had been found guilty in Brown County for burglarzing a hardware store in Versailles, but Mrs. Christeson was granted five years probation and Canna• dy was given 1-5 years in prison. Both are at liberty on $10,000 bond pending appeal of their conviction. Stanton was sentenced to 3-8 years on theft and 3-10 years on burglary on the ' Brown County charges, and was released on $20,000 bond. Stanton has been charged with murder in Madison County following the shooting of Jack L. Crider in Forest Homes in an argument over money. INSIDE EDITORIAL ...... A-4 Hopes fireworks fizzle not a discouragement to DAI. MUTE ........ A-2 Deaf mute nabbed by police. Suspected of taking milk container from Alton TROUBLES , A-3 HUlandaJe in Foster Township has trouble with ruffians aud tarn mm, , . . , >^A<7 The musical nuns of Highland's St. Joseph's Hospital, A Carol Clarkin feature in the Religion Section. FAMILY PAGE..... A-J Powder Puff Regatta 00 Alton bake. SPORTS JH Cardinals do it again, tils time in 12th, JERSBV FAIR , Photos wi fair's opening djy. *^ for the English company that ordered the cancellations. The S'oulh-West Illinois association covers insurance agents in northern Madison, Jersey and southern Calhoun counties. Fraley said such cancellations were not infrequent in East St. Louis, which has had trouble in the past, and added, that the Alton metro- plex was unaffected at those . times as well. Spokesmen for the Royal Globe Insurance Firms of England, which canceled the insurance on businesses in East St. Louis and on St. Louis Public housing project, said the company withdrew for fear of potential riots. Whil« the Telegraph area remains largely unaffected by Royal Globe's recent action, state insurance officials admit they are worried over other such possible cancellations by the large insurance companies. It was learned today that Illinois State Director of Insurance John F. Bolton Jr., is preparing legislation, to be introduced soon, that regulates the large insurers in such action.. Rep. Paul F. Elward, D- Chicago, and member of an Illinois House Insurance investigating subcommittee, told the Telegraph that Bolton is expected to Introduce the legislation when the House meets July 15. • Elward further revealed that the Royal Globe company ignored a letter from Bolton, sent in April, to all insurance companies operating in Illinois asking that they Hold off 00 days on any cancellations. Present state regulations require only that the companies notify their clients'30 days in advance, This means that if Royal Globe carries out its present threat to cancel the policies in East St. Louis and St. Louis, such action could take place in early August. Insurance agents affected by the Royal Globe .order are TOeWly seeWng <?o,v erage from other insurance companies to lessen the effects such cancellations could have. Ben Moore, an independent agent in Alton active in the South-West Association, explained that the Roy- ai Globe company $ a large (Contiwed »B page J, cGJunn 1) the attractive dark-haired Miss Levine said at the U.S. Army's 93rd Evacuation Hospital where she was treated for fragment wounds in the back and legs. The others wounded were Jack Bone, 18, of Los Angeles, and a 21-year-old soldier escorting the group, who was in serious condition. Identities of the dead were withheld until their families could be notified. Turned Back The musical group had started out late in the day for the, Vietnamese coastal, rsort of 'Vung Tau, about 45 miles southeast of Saigon, .to play for American troops. Halfway to their destination, they were stopped by South Vietnamese militia guards who advised them to turn back. A few miles along on their return trip, they ran into the ambush. Miss Levine said she crouched on the floor while the men got out, first thinking they were being fired on mistakenly by friendly troops. As they raised their arms in the air, the Viet Cong opened up again. On the northeast frontier, U.S. Marines charging through heavy enemy artillery and mortar fire killed 78 North Vietnamese troops in a day-long battle Friday, the U.S. Command reported. Four Marines were killed and 42 wounded. Counterattack The Marines were sweeping coastal marshlands when they came under enemy fire American artillery, tanks and dive- bombrs joined the counterattack. The North Vietnamese pulled out at dark. In other fighting in the northern war zone, U.S. troops reported killing 68 enemy soldiers. Three Americans were killed and 22 wounded, U.S. spokesmen said. In Saigon, the Viet Cong unfurled three National Liberation Front flags,.including one just a block from U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker's residence. Two other flags, booby trapped with grenades, were attached to trees in another district. Police said they captured two Viet Cong suspects. Authorities said the flag incidents were probably intended to taunt the Saigon government by showing the presence of the enemy inside the capital city. LBJ Car HHM>H|f||WIIMM Mitt ^fc • «M| • jgigjijjijgi^iiiin , ^^^^^^^_ j^^^—^^j *^m With Eggs, Paint Bombs By PRANK CORMIER Associated Press Writer SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — President Johnson's bubbletop limousine became the target Saturday of red paint bombs and eggs hurled by youths in an otherwise cheering crowd of tens of thousands, after his arrival in this smallest Central American nation for a summit meeting. Most of a dozen or so paint bombs missed the car but a few paint spatters hit their mark. An egg splattered against the side window by Johnson's head. But some cars carrying the five Central American presidents with whom Johnson is meeting were hit by the paint bombs as well as eggs. The paint was described as water based and could be easily washed away. No Danger Because of the bubbletop on his limousine, the Presidenl never was in danger of being hit by the missiles. They were thrown by about 100 youths gathered on a hill overlooking Johnson's motorcade route from San Salvador's airport. They stood under a banner reading "Asesino"—assassin or murderer. Other posters proclaimed Johnson "Vietnam assassin." A press photographers' truck preceding the President's car was the target of at least two eggs. But the rest of the crowd cheered the President and waved American flags. Some of the crowd swarmed into the path of the motorcade and two jeeploads of police and motorcyclists had to clear the way. Started Motorcade Johnson started out in the motorcade after saying in an airport statement that he had come to meet with the Central American leaders t o find out "What more we can do together." Johnson's plane left nearby Randolph Air Force Base at 7:06 a.m. CDT for the three- hour flight to San Salvador, capital of the smallest of the Central American republics. Full military honors were prepared for Johnson's arrival in the capital city of San Salvador,, where Friday night some 2,000 students demonstrated against Johnson and the summit meeting. The students, who marched down a main street and passed the U.S. Embassy without incident, carried placards urging the U.S. to get out of Vietnam and labeling , Johnson the "murderer of Vietnam." Demonstration leaders called for a larger turnout today. Johnson will remain in the country until Monday at concluding business-and-social sessions of the common market. The chief executive will pay 45-minuj:e airport visits Monday to the other four market members, stopping in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala—in that order—to drop off their presidents. Because of this 1,050-mile detour/ Johnson will become the first U.S. president to visit all of Central America in a single trip. Much of the work of the common market meeting, in progress since Tuesday, was already accomplished. Foreign ministers and finance ministers labored through the region's hu- mid rainy season to prepare a conference-ending declaration and other documents for signature by the presidents. Generally regarded as a success, the regional common market represents a move toward economic integration and self- sufficiency that Johnson would like to see duplicated throughout Latin America, in Africa and Asia. In fact, the major purpose of his trip seemed to be to help dramatize his dedication to such goals. Current Plan There was no firm word on when Johnson would return to Washington, although the White House said the current plan was to fly back immediately following the airport stop in Guatema- la. That would mean a portal- to-portal July 4th holiday weekend journey of 5,900 miles. However, there were some rumors, totally unconfirmed, tha the chief executive might extend his tour. Mrs. Johnson and daughter Luci Johnson Nugent were accompanying him. Johnson spent much of Friday doing homework for his tour. He also took time out for an informal luncheon meeting at the LBJ Ranch, 75 miles north of San Antonio, with President Rene Barrientos of Bolivia. The South American president was in Texas for observance of Bolivian National Day at San Antonio's HemisFair world exhibition. TREJOS LOPEZ MENDEZ , SANCHEZ TheMen With Whom Johnson Will Talk SOMOZA Alton Man Arrested in Kidnaping A 34-year-old Alton glass worker was to be returned to Randolph County today on a charge of kidnaping in an incident involving a young boy in the Chester area. Edward Joseph Mattingiy, 34, of 1506 E. 4th St., Alton, was arrested by Alton police Friday afternoon at his job at Owens - Illinois Glass plant. Matt'ngly was held at the Alton city jail under $10,000 bond. Randolph County Chief Deputy Donald Deppe told the Ta.'egraph today that Mattingiy is suspected of being involved in the kidnap of the Chester area boy on May 9 Deputies could furnish no further details on the case. Deppe said that Mattingiy had been sought in the Red Bud area where he formerly lived Alt :w police had questioned Mattingiy more than a weeK ago after an Alton housewife reported that he had purchased new bikes for her young son and others. EDITOR'S NOTE: As many Telegraph readers know, Thayer Waldo of our staff has spent 20 years as a newsman In Latin America. In the following article, he Illuminates further the Central American leaders with whom President Johnson will confer. ; •'. . ..; By T&AYER WALDO Telegraph Staff Writer Of the five Central American Presidents with whom Lyndon Johnson is meeting in little San Salvador today, two were chosen in free, competitive elections. Each of the other three went through the motions of a campaign, balloting and a vote count — but nobody had to wait until all that was over to know how any of these 'contests' would turn out. This fact underscores one of the problems that persistently plague much of Latin America. But it will not be on the agenda when LBJ sits down with his five colleagues in the capital of the continent's smallest republic, El Salvador. These leaders form a diverse group, despite their common heritage of language, culture, religion and — to some extent — blood lines. The host president, Fidel Sanchez Hernandez, and Oswaldo Lopez Arellano of Honduras are products of the racial mixing which marks the vast majority of those inhabiting Central America, Mexico and much of South America. Each of them came to power as the hancjpicked candidate of a dominant mil- ital clique. Anastasi Somoza Debayle ran his country's armed forces for 12 years while first his father, then his older brother occupied the presidency of Nicaragua — and in the process gathered unto themselves ]ust a'bout every prof- itable enterprise within its territory. Joaquin Trejos Fernan : dez of Costa Rica and : Guatemala's Julio Cesar Men-, dez - 'Mo'tttenegrcr wOiT'lheir posts the same way Johnson did, by running hard against a real opponent and receiving a popular mandate. For Costa Rica this was no novelty; open, honest elections have been the rule there for many decades, and Trsjos, a university professor, was the candidate of the 'out' party. Mendez is the brother of a pres'dential candidate who was assassinated during an earlier Guatemalan presidential campaign. The present chief executive topped two rivals in the country's first unsullied ballot contest since 1946 — and that one was its first in modern history. . One item certain to be .discussed at San Salvador, is the fate of Central America's once-promising common market. Set in motion eight years ago by three of the countries participating in tod.iy's conference — and since joined by the other two — this organism appeared until very recently to be doing a fine job of coordinating the area's • economies and finances. But now two of the 'strong men,' Somoza and LopeZi are threatening to balk at further tariff cuts; In fact, there is .ominous talk of a 30 : 'per cent hike of their -coun- tries'import duties: This would be a disastrous setback, at a time when preliminary talks are in pngress with representatives of the 11-member .Latin American Free Trade Association (LAFTA), looking toward a merger of the two agencies .to form a truly strong, continent-wide com-. mon market. Some observers see the , Nicaragua - Honduras move as a bluff designed to pressure the United States into negotiating price - stabilization agreements on their principal exports: coffee, fruits, cotton and woods. If that is the aim of the two quasi-dictators, they can count on plenty of back- • ing from the others,'regardless of any ideological or. 1 philosophic differences. Price stabilization'is one goal on which all Latin America unites. Johnson cannot make any firm promises along th e s e lines, but he could offer to talk with Hubert Humphrey about proposing appropriate legislation, if Humphrey is (Continued On Page 2, Col. 4) Shoes Loaded With Coin Boys Caught Fat-Footed Three young men, with 181.04 in .change in their shoes, were apprehended by Bethalto police early today just after a policeman saw one of them use a key to open a soda machine outside a service station. The three, said they had "earoed" the money in a poker game and were keeping it "socked" away because il was too heavy lor their pockets. Pounding around to the comfort, one of them said. However their metal-lined shoes Kept the young men from running when confronted by Sgt. Lewis DreWi. Tile officer spotted the trio at 5:17 a.m. at Cliff s Standard Service Station where one man opened the soda machine, but found no money in the coin box. Resigned to the fact the coins were more of a liability than an ajyfet, the three went along peacefully to po- clinking shoes caused no dis- lice headquarters where off duty Patrolman Pale Favre booked them. Darryj, R, Lang, 20, of Rte,,2, New Athens, was charge with theft and released later in the 'morning on WOO bond. , William A. Buster, 21 of 1 Park Drive, and Edward W, Allen 18, of 3104 Fairlane Drive, both of East St. Louis, were charged with accessories to theft and held inthejaU. Hustftj- and Allen were to appear before Circuit Magistrate Stephen Jlanakopolls at 3:30 this afteronon. Upon searching the 1965 model automobile they were in, po.';ce found 10 Keys, 10 of whl'h were of a special Kind used in unlocking soda mach'jies. Shor ly after booking the three, Sgt Dreith was in- forme<i that a soda machine at the Bethalto Zephyr Station tnd been opened* the money taken, and then the machine reiocked. LOOT STASHED IN SHOES - Bethalto police Sgt, Lewis 1 DrietU (sea,t§d) aud Patrolniaw Dale Favre take change trow three pair or shoes fee* Jougjug to met} charged Ui the theft of soda machines. Also confiscated were X6 keys (foreground^ 10 of wUlch were sodauiacliUie keys.

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