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Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, July 6, 1968
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ALfON Bf THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oov, Nelstm A. JtockefGtler toys 'there are enough uncDfn* ntitteti "fletegatet to assure an "ojptt convention" when the Re- publican party meets m Miami Beflch next mofith to pick a presidential candidate. "Today there are over 206 tin* committed delegates," he said Warden Will Stay As CliieJ I Justice If Fortas Rejected By BARRY SCHWEID WASHINGTON (AP) - Earl Warren says He win stay on as chief justice of the United States f the Senate does not confirm Abe Fortas as his successor. But, Warren told a news conference Friday, he expects Fortas to be approved despite Jie declared opposition of 19 Re- jubllcan senators and he be- level Fortas will be "a great shief justice." "I am obliged to (stay on)" Varren said. "I suppose that older the oath I am obliged to >erf6rm the duties of my office, neither expect nor hope that vould be a fact." > " MM DoaoflAa wo neamuB • .. Sen. Robert P. Griffin, leader if the Republican opposition >loc, declined comment on War•en's declaration.. There. was no mmediate reaction from the ithers scattered across the xrantry for the long July 4th iraalnMlri WCCIMTUU* But the Republicans, who •lairn unnamed supporters unong Southern Democrats, jay their campaign is based on jrtnciple more than personal!- They have accused President ohnson of "cronyism" in nam- ng Fortas '^i§ chief justice and one-time Texas friend Homer Tiornberry .as an associate jus- ice. They are mainly opposed, Deaf Mute however, to what they can a 'lame duck" president making court appointments. They said they would .press ahead with their campaign even when Democratic Senate Leader Mike Mansfield declared last week that he expected Warren :o stay on if he had to and in effect gave his colleagues a choice between Warren and Fortas. Weaken Support rr Mansfield's comments were viewed by some of the Republicans as an effort to weaken any Southern Democratic support. The Southerners have been oudly critical of the court under Warren and presumably would find little difference between Warren and Fortas who often lave voted together. In talking with newsmen in the court's east conference room Warren stoutly defended Johnson's authority as well as his selections. Johnson, said Warren, is no more a "lame duck" president :han any other president serving his last term in office. The chief justice rejected the idea ihat Johnson should have lefl he nominations to the next President, saying: "I thought that as long as a man is president he has a right to perform the duties of the office." "Break Record" Lavish in praise of Fortas, Warren said he had "a great record" on the court and earlier Friday as he met with reporters Milk Thefts as a lawyer, teacher of law and jjoveAment administrator. Asked also what he thought of ThOrnberry,'now a U.S; Circuit Court judge in New Orleans, Warren said he did not know him as well but that he believed ie will become "an excellent ustice." The chief justice said he A 2?-year-old deaf mute was captured by an Alton man early this motring as he attempted to called Johnson the morning of remove bottles of milk from a June 13 to say he was retiring metal container on the porch of and that the telephone conversa- in Hawaii. These fence-sitters "are shift* ing all over the country,*' the New York governor, said. Rockefeller said that If he loses the fight for the nomina» tion he will support the winner, whether it be Richard M. Nixon or any other Republican. In the meantime; he said, he is unfazed by charges that he is sowing disunity v in the party. 'I'm simply repeating what he said In writing and speeches and pointing out where t differ with him," he said of Nixon. "I am trying to offer a choice to he Republican Party—and to lave a choice there has got to be differences." Rockefeller conferred briefly with Hawaii's GOP convention delegates, out the other major presidential contenders treated Friday as a day of abstention from speechmakuig and public political muscle-flexing. They unwound in places and ways of their own choosing— Nixon in Miami, Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy in Washington and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, McCarthy's rival for the Democratic nomination, in Minnesota. It was a rare cease-fire, perhaps the last until November. Nixon said Friday night as he attended a quiet 20th birthday dinner for daughter Julie that this weekend would be the last plateau and that from now on he will be working nonstop. Humphrey relaxed at his lakeside home in Waverly, Minn., but planned to mount the stump again tonight in Poplar Bluff. Mo., for a Truman Day rally. > George Wallace, American Independent Party candidate, was also booked for a speech tonight in Dayton, Ohio. Humphrey wrote Rep. Hale Boggs, D-La:, chairman of the platform committee for the Democratic national convention urging that hearings be held throughout the nation so that all segments of opinion in the party can be sampled before the platform is drafted. "If we are to make clear that our party is fully aware of the currents of change which are tinning swiftly in America and he world, and that it is truly responsible to the needs and prob ems of the future," he said, "I >elieve every Democrat must have a full vote in the shaping of our 1968 platform> a house at 401 E. 3rd St. tion, followed by an immediate Alton police -were unable to visit to the White House, was communicate with the suspect their first talk on the matter. He but idenMfied him as R. Amick, said they did not discuss a sue- no address given, cessor. Police said Amick Is suspect- "I would not dare to broach a ed pf being the person who has subject of that kind myself," been stealing milk from sever- Warren declared. "I do not be- al homes in the E. 3rd Street lieve it would be in character to area. Amick was taken into custody do so. The chief justice said he left by Alton police and charged his retirement date open on a with theft. Police said Amick June 13 letter to Johnson so he was grabbed by Douglas Camp- could stay on to handle the bell, of 401 E. 3rd St. Camp- court's administrative work bell told police that he watched during the summer recess. Amick come onto his porch at He said another reason was to 5:15 a.m and grabbed him as overcome the "danger of 4-to-4 milk decisions" when ttie new term begins in October. he attempted to remove from a container. Riot Insurance (Continued From Page 1) parent firm which agents represent on local levels. He said when the large Insurers cancel policies, it hurts the local agent as much as the policy holder, because then the agent loses Ms business... There are a reported four firms in the Bast St. Louis area that carry the Boyal Globe policies, affecting dose to $1 million in business coverage for East St. Louis. However, the total could be bJglier, it was learned, If Alton Evening Telegraph St. Louis agencies that cover East St. Louis businesses also are affected. In St. Louis, almost $52.5 million in insurance with the St. Louis Housing Authority is included in the cancellations. Nine Housing Authority operations may be hurt by the move, including the Pruitt • Igoe and Vaughn housing projects, which have been the scene of racial unrest in the past. CLOUDY AND WARM-Seftttefed thUttdershowers are expected Saturday night In the central Gulf states, the Plains states, and the south and cen- tral Rdckies. It will torn cooler in the northern Rockies and toe tipper Mississippi Valley. (AP Wlrephoto) Calm Restored in New Jersey City By JOSEPH DI LEO Associated Press Writer PATERSON, N.J. (AP)-Police with shotguns marching 10 abreast broke up a crowd at the scene of a fire without Incident and calm returned today to the city's Puerto Rico areas hit by four consecutive nights of disorder. Officers said there were no arrests at the fire scene but reported that nearly 30 persons had been arrested—mostly. on minor charges—in other incidents Friday night and early today. Mayor Lawrence F. Kramer has announced plans to meet today with Puerto Rican community leaders in an effort to end the disturbances. Minor incidents of window smashing occured until shortly before midnight when a fire broke out in a hardware store on Main Street, the heart of the Johnson (Continued From Page 1) elected President — and if, too, LBJ gets home safely. Two of the airports at which be is scheduled to make brief stops on his hedge-hopping return trip Monday — at San Jose, Costa Rica and Tegucigalpa, Honduras — are so tricky to get in and out of that veteran airline pilots who do it all the time still curse both fields with eloquence and passion. area which has been the focal point of disorders. As helmeted police converged on the fire scene they were leered and cursed. They ordered all persons off the sidewalks and porches in an eight block area near the fire and dispersed the crowd without arrests. The streets were littered with garbage cans and other items hurled by residents. Several cars occupied by newsmen were pelted with rocks. Shortly afterward, a brawl broke out among Puerto Rican youths a few blocks away. Po lice dispersed the crowds. Elsewhere, in scattered loca tions, several fires were startec with fire bombs, Police Com missioner Edwin Englehardt said. Fairfield Man Killed in Crash FAIRFIELD, 111. (AP) —Don aid L. Maury, 21, of Fairfield was killed Friday night in a two car collision on Illinois 15 west of Fairfield. State police said Maury was thrown from his car which over turned in the collision and came to rest atop his body. The driver of the second auto Steve Gershenson, 17, of Fairfield, was in serious condition with head injuries. Gerald P. Ewing, 27, a Fair field resident riding in the car with Maury, was treated for mi nor injuries. * * * * leather Forecast ALTON and vicinity — Clear • partly cloudy and continued warm tonight and Sunday. The ow tonight around 60. The high Sunday 85 to 92. DATA AT THE DAM 8 a.m. at Alton Dam—Tern perature 69; Tailwater 13.0 ft.; yesterday's high 85. Low 58. This aluminum folding chair is your Germania Savings gift* when you start a new account with $200.00 or more or add $200.00 or more to your present account. This attractive chair is an ideal extra for outdoor picnics, camping, riverbank fishing, patio parties and carrying in your car. You will enjoy our lawn chair gift. Besides, at Germania Savings your passbook accounts earn the most with 4 3/4% daily dividends. Ask about our bonus accounts that earn 51/4%. Offer ends July 15th. Be the first to join the happy parade of green chairs from Germania Savings. •One chair to an account, none mailed YOUR SAVINGS GIFT This Handy Lawn Chair f^rman/a ^^P^^ -^^^^^.fl^^^^W^P^pP^I^^^^^^ • Wto* «w*fe«y, AUan, Wools t Assembly Could Solve Woes Of Wood River Golf Course Action daring the upeoift* ing speritet session of the ft* llfiois legislature could bring the solution to Wood River." woes In trying to btiild a goU course, Lawmakers wifl open the special session on July IS and are expected to pass ft measure that will allow the dty to use its own money to bui'd the $300,000 course.- Contained in the measure will b* provisions also for a referendum — "An expression of the people," as Mayor Ltieien Ringering puts it. Ringering said that Ralph Smith, speaker of the House, has assured his support of the new bill whcch will actually be an amendment to one passed early in 1067. Other representatives of the area are also behind ft and "No objections whatsoever have been voiced by anyone," Ringering said. What passage of the bill will mean is that Wood River residents would vote to determine whether the city can issue general obligation bonds, usually paid off by a tax imposed directly on Idents. But in this case, the city has enough surplus funds to finance construction of t h e P the Mayor said, and [y would not have to "But if something would happea and the golf course would go in the red (finan* daily) people would have to be taxed," he said. "1 have enough belief, however, that it would pay its own way, based on the 1 studies 1 have seen," he In short, the city would pay for the construction of an IB-hole course but would be paid back from the revenues. The city can only use this method by purchasing general obligation bonds under the sought-after amendment. Wood River councilmen once considered purchasing revenue bonds to build the course but a legal technicality prohibited it. The city's attempt to sen revenue bonds on the open market had fizzled out when buyers stewed little Residents are net to libed to pay off revenue bonds authorized to finance anypf<J}e'ci A it* is imposed to W? off general obligation bonds In m% earn General obligation bond*' for any recreational facility can dnly ,be sold now by park districts, such as one inRoxtna, Wood River has no park district. Ring-ring said that If the proposed amendment is passed by the legislature, the referendum on issuing obligation bonds could be held next February or April — the primary or general elections for the city. Most Wanted VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies say they especially want to recapture James J. Lafkas, 20, who escaped after serving two months of- a six- month burglary sentence. Officers reported $925 missing from the office safe Friday after the escape of Lafkas. People Behind The By-Lines Allen and M. D. WalUon, Manager of Civic Memorial Airport meet ALLEN KLOPE L. Allen Klope, a Tele- graph reporter'since 1960, is the only newsman who could fly to the scene of a news break himself. Allen's a pilot and be- came interested in aviation through his coverage of the Civic Memorial Airport board of commissioners. Allen's beat includes the Be.thalto, Cottage Hills and Meadowbrook area* where he covers civic and gov- ernmental affairs. But he also is the Telegraph's specialist in labor and business news, He has .covered many big strikes and other labor stories. On the side be is a skilled freelance photographer and has written / articles {or sporting and other magazines, He became inter. ested in photography while in high school and took pictures for the school newspaper and yearbook. This led to some free lance work in sports pho- tography for the Telegraph. He began full tune work with the newspaper in March of 1960. Allen lives in Alton and is a graduate of Alton High School. He attended Southern Illinois University, majoring hi psychology* He is 28 years old, married and the father of a 14-month-pld son. Allen has been active in scouting since the age of 11, is active on the executive board of the Piasa ' ''*.,. Bird Council and chairman of its Explorer committee, 9m «f « wrtw oo &UUUHU. Macouplfl. WWW p*w jfMf NU^ Qpn. wimpnif wv«rtni n»w« to Gr MM Mttf Calboitu ™™il!W(|B ^^^ "pi^piR^jj^p

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