Wednesday, March 14, 1962

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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - March 14, 1962, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbodalt Msrphysbiri Htrrta 227 W Maht J Si 12th 212 Nlfitfc VifaiM 7S435C a dpy 24 Successor to FTCM Benin Daily JpoiwVMurpiuslwo ladepenaent WEDNESDAY MARCH 14 1962 oisan J OLD SIU LANDMARK Carters Jelly joint where Southern Illinois Univer students drank coffee and sodas for years as it looked in 1950 when SIU had renamed it the Canteen SIU bought the Carter property on Grand and University Avenues in 1947 for just under At time Rt 51 ran down Univer sity Avenue made a jog along Grand and continued south along Thompson Street now in the university grounds and closed off Rt 51 was rerouted to its present location in 1952 Woody Hall dormitory now stands on the site of the Carter property The cafe was torn down in 1953 University Arguments Cited Why SIU Buys City Land By Ben Gelman Of The Southern Illinoisan Jn 1947 Southern Illinois Uni versity bought a small parcel o Carbondale land less than an acr the corner of Grand and Uni versity Avenues from Julia Cai terHale The price was just under 000 same year the university purchased the entire Ralpl Thompson estate 196 acres a what was then the southwest cor ner of the Carbondale campus lor about The town land cost almos an acre The price of the country land came to about acre Both parcels are now occupiec by permanent university buildings The old V property has part o Woody HaB dormitory for women located on it The Thompson prop erty has most of the Agriculture Building and two new Thompson Point dormitories These particular purchases poin an extreme apparent anomaly in SIU land buying practices These and similar contrasting transactions have given rise to this question Why does the university con tinue to buy pieces of city prop erty at high which usually includes old houses which have to be torn down 01 sold at a depleting the tax rolls when plenty of less ex pensive land is available to the south and southwest Growing Boy SIU might be compared to a rapidly growing boy jostling its elbow room in a single crowded room when the remainder of the house is empty The analogy is fairly apt Car bondale gave birth to what was tiien Southern Illinois Normal when it bonded itself for County pledged another a successful competi tion for location of the new school in 1869 Tamaroa land had been offered among other sites One elbow into Carbondales takes the form of a rectang ular peninsula jutting into former residential property in the city It is bounded on the east by Illi nois avenue the north by Mill street and the west by Elizabeth street Most of this rectangle now is owned by SIU The rest is propos ed for acquisition The other elbow is pressing against Carbondale on the east side of the Illinois Central rail road tracks along Grand avenue What is the universitys posi tion on this question According to SIU President D W Morris the universitys land buying policy dates back to the administration of President Ros coe Pulliam 193544 Pulliam was the first SIU ad ministrator to campaign seriously for land acquisition Working with Chicago architect Chance Hill and a committee of long range faculty planners Pul liam set forth the first 25year expansion plan for the university pia has since been ex tensively one i existence was adopted in 195 but it set in motion the genera trend of land buying which is stil continuing The first pieces of property Pul Ham had his eye on were Ether ton Hill site of the University Thompsons Wood where the Morris Library Life Science Building and Agriculture Building are now anc the old Estate east of the railroad now the site o mens dormitory barracks and the future site of the million Uni versity Park dormitory project No land buying took place unti 1940 No building took place unti 1949 A look at the state appropria tions for land buildings and im provements at SIU shows how money was made available for these purposes For the biennium 193537 500 for 193739 193941 19411943 1943 45 no money 194547 and for 194749 Had money been available when the need for expansion first be came apparent according to SIU officials the land indicated by Pulliam could have been acquir ed at a fractaon of what it will cost Once committed on the other land the university had no re course but to go ahead Morris said Taking various factors into con ideration among them the loca tion of the existing 2Qa1ia cam pus its buildings and heating fa cilities university officials had lo cated the library at its present site Focal Point From the library the focal point of the universitys academic life and the at that time proposed student union the center of its social life officials decided that the bulk of the campus should not be more than a 1 minute valk in any direction This was an important factor n extending the campus to Mill on the north With a history of uncertain Dort from the legislature officials Jso say they had to consider the jossibility that little or no money vould beforthcoming at any giv en time and had had to figure on making maximum and continued ise of existing facflitits in all banning A case in point was the plan ting of the muchneeded new pow r plant Itwas located in 1949 it the extreme southeast corner jf the campus to takecare of ex ansion to the south Morris in his 194852 report wrote The cost of the new plant about million included 4300 feet of new steam tunnels large enough for a man to walk through carrying the principal pipes to new campus buildings the older parts of the cam pus the old steam tunnels were made to serve In a recent discussion on the expansion of SIU into Carbondale proper Morris and John Rendle man university business affairs director made a final point Other Costs In spite of the greatly increased cost of acquiring city property because they argue funds were not available when the property values were lower the total amount paid so far for land is but a fraction of the cost of univer sity buildings and improvements which would have been incurred no matter where erected As of June 30 1961 the date of the last SIU financial report the university had an investment of land on the Carbondale cam puses amounting to The investment in buildings on these campuses at that time was A total of 53419 was the investment in equipment at that time the next five years buildings costing over million will be adJad to the Carbondale campuses The remaining 1 a n d racts to be purchased ncluding those lots to be bought in the city limits is expected to be a small fraction of this amount Partly Cloudy For Southern Illinois Partly rloudy tonight and Thursday with inly mktor temperature changes Low tonight in the mid 20s High hursday 4045 Weather details map M H pains SIU with temporary facilities of LIBRARY MICROFILM DECATOR HERALD AND DSCATUR ILL CarbonditeHierflnMttriJhysbtri HlfMb Open Arm Talks Meet Offers Some Hope Of Restrictions By John M IIightower Of the Associated Press Geneva March 14 For the first time in almost two Russia and the Western Al ies started a new round of dis trmamerit negotiations today with ome hope of restrictingbut much ess hope of stopping the nuclear rms race The 17nation UN disarmament omrnittee met at the Palace 61 Nations in late afternoon for a eremonial session The last big isarmament conference broke owri in 1960 The delegates including U S ecretary of State Dean Rusk anc oviet Foreign Minister Andre Jromyko heard the resumption f negotiations hailed as signaling n itself an easing of EastWesl ensions American sources said just be ore the session opened that the esterri powers and Russiamight e able to negotiate an agreement o Hock ther spread of nuclear Weapons and thus begjnlrto bring ie arms race under control Western officials saw little pros ect of agreements in coming nonths howeverwhich would alt the manufacture of nuclear veapons The outlook is dim too for stop ing nuclear weapons testing In eases officials said the apr arently insuperable barrier is lussias unwillingness toopen up s territory to international in pectioh Rusk and Gromyko will make najor policy statements on disar nament Thursday The United States and Britain into the conference with ob ectives far short of a blanket ommitment to totalDisarmament lie two big WesternpowersHoped ie conference might achieve 1 An accord with the Soviet niori to stop the spread of nu sr their cpun ries which do not possess them 2 An EastWest nonaggression act between the North Atlantic rid Communist Warsaw alliatices 3 Measures to guard against urprise attack including possibly ones of international inspection long the cold war frontiers that ould be pilot projects for future isarmament inspection Feeds Elephant Jackie Tops Busy Day With Ride Over Hurdles New Delhi India March 14 AP Mrs Jacqueline Kennedy mount ed a dark bay mare and in per ect style took the jumps with the xxJyguard of President Rajen Ira Prasad on their r i d 3 n g roundstoday A seasoned horsewoman the irst lady welcomed the diversion to top off a busy day in which among other things she fed a baby elephant and presented a portable layroom studio to the children of The presidential guard lent Mrs Kennedy the mare named Shah zadL That means princess Ten men of the guard rode with her They watched with admiration as in hunting cap and jodphurs she took the mare over the stand ard jumping course without fault n1 presenting the portable play room arid art studio the artloving mistress of the White House said the art of children is really the same the world over The room known as the Cnfl Irens Carnival of Art is one of he latest developments in Amer Teachers watch childrens reactions f r o m outside the room without being observed by the tots On behalf of Indian schoolchil dren Mrs Gandhi gave Mrs Kennedy five dolls dressed in In dian regional costumes and 12 wa ter color paintings which won the New Delhi schoolchildrens art contest last week A group of Indian artists sculp tors musicians and theatrical people invited to Nehrus resi dence for the presentation watched Mrs Kennedy feed ba nanas and milk from a bottle to a flowerdecked 600pound baby chant Earlier thousands of Indians paused on their way to work to applaud Mrs Kennedy as she vis ited a boys rehabilitation home in New Delhis business section Office workers in shortsleeved shirts and laborers in diaperwrap ped dhotis stood by their Jjycycles or climbed out of buses to get a look at Americas First Lady It was one of the biggest turn outs for the US presidents wife since she began her nineday visit caaito India Steel Talks Are Resumed UnderPressure Pittsburgh March 14 AP Steel contract talks un der renewed pressure from Presi dent today af ter an 11day layoff David J McDonald president of the United Steclworkers and R Conrad Cooper representing the basic steel industry again headed the Negotiators McDonald arrived about 7 min utes past the scheduled starting lime of 11 am along with I W Abel secretary treasurer and Howard RHague vice president and counsel for the USW Said McDonald We are resuming exploratory discussions today on the request of the President of the United States Cooper and his team arrived a few minules later Both sides were reported far from agreement when negotia tions collapsed on March 2 and observers feel neither is likely to budge easily now It was believed the companies were willing to grant a 6 to 8 cents an hour increase but the USW was holding out for a 12 cent package The quick resumption of talks came through pressure by Presi dent Kennedy who is hopeful of seeing a noninflationary contract signed as soon as possible The White House has intervened one way 015 aiiolher in nearly steel contract negotiation eince II but never lias the administration started ing so early Present conlradr covering some 430000 basic steel workers dont expire until June 30 WRECKERS INJURED An injured workman lore ground is comforted by passers by after a buildmg being razed in Savannah Gacollapsed An other victim is led from the rub ble Six persons were trapped briefly in the wreckage three of whom were injured AP Wirephoto Makes Announcement Ted Kennedy Runs For JFKs Old Senate Seat Boston March 14 Edward M Ted Kennedy tepped into an all the way bat tle today with State Atty Gen dward J McCprniack Jr for the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat once held by his broth er President John F Kennedy Kennedy made his expected an nouncement at a news conference n his hoine near Bostons esplan ade on the Charles River His blonde wife Joan wearing a royal blue sheath dress stood at us side as he made the announce nent Kennedy who reached the eligi ble age of 30 for senator Feb 22 is acing a double test withMcCor mack a nephew of U S House peaker John D Vlass Kennedy said he will go to the party convention in June and also enter the primary in Septem er as McCormack has indicated s plans to do The KennedyMcCormack con est foreshadows one of the most ntensive Democratic convention and primary battles in years Both he Kennedy and McCormack orces have strong organizations The candidates for the Republi can nomination are George Cabot xdge and U S Rep Laurence urtis RMass Lodge is a son of lenry Cabot Lodge former US ambassador to the United Nations and a senator from Massachusetts efore President Kennedy defeat ed Mm for the seat in 1952 More than a generation ago Am jassador Lodges grandfather lenry Cabot Lodge defeated the fennedys grandfather John F Fitzgerald for theSenate Kennedy said in his ment he would faeg obstacles and that charges will be made New I magi He told newsmen that in saying he meant that Massa chusetts needs to have a new image a new vitality and new vi charges he said will be because my brother and my other brother Robert F is the attorney general Asked if the President would aid him in the contest he said I think his responsibilitieswill take up all of his Kennedy said he would support the administration program f qr federal aid to education and any aid program to education if it can be considered constitutional Japan Seeks Islands Tokyo March 14 AP Japans house of Parliament unanimously approved resolutions today urging the government to press for the return of the US administered Ryukyu and Bonin islands and the Sovietheld Ha bo ami Shikotan and Kurile islands Secret Army Stages Attack Algiers March 14 AP Secret army terrorists attacked a French riot police barracks in Algiers at dawn today firing rock ets and machiheguns for 15 min utes at the big building Riot police quartered in th e building returned the European terrorists fire Hundreds of resi dents of the area watched from their windows as rockets exploded and guns cracked There was no immediate infor mation on casualties in the at tack Elsewhere in Algiers terrorists had killed four Moslems including a major in the French army and wounded five before noon Three Europeans were wounded by gun fire French and Algerian rebel offi cials went into their second week of formal peace talks at Evian on the FrenchSwiss border Impor tant hurdles were reported still blocking a ceasefire in Algeria In Front Yard Ships Bother Her Pearl River NYMarch 14 AP The fleets iri says Mrs Ther esa in her front yard The sprightly 77yearold grandmother has filed suit to have the federal government pay her a parking fee of Mrs Scozzafava who lives in the nearby hamlet of Jones Point NY claims the government owes her the money for anchoring about 190 ships of its mothball fleet ic the Hudson river in front of her property Mrs Scozzafava contends she has underwater rights extending 250 feet into the Hudson along 305 feet of the shoreline She says she gained theserights by becoming the successor to grants made by the state of New York dating back to 1814 In May 1960 the government challenged tht by arguing that the court had nojurisdiction the matter since the ships known formally as the Hudson River Reserve in a navigable river But a federal judge turned the the is sue would have to be settled in court Mrs Seoazafava had been col lecting a month rent from the government for use of a dock and parking privileges for government cars since 1946 By 1960 she hadacquired more property and she sought to in crease the rent This is when1 her conflict with the government be They offered me a month again and told me to take it or leave it she said adding I told them to take their ships away Hospital Gets Bomb Threat Binghamton NY March 14 AP Repeated bomb threats to Bing hamton General Hospital were made by a riioron police said to day as they continued checking the saltpoisoning of 30 babies at the hospital 6 of whom died The anonymous telephone calls to the hospital began late Tues day after an earlier threat to the hospitals medical director was made public Police said the pub licity probably led to the subse quent calls which totaled foui between 5and 8 pm Detective Capt Michael F ONeil said all the calls apparent ly were from the same man a screwball a moron As for the baby deaths ONeill said police still were looking for any possible malicious intent All signs to date point to mistak en use of salt for sugar in the in fants formula at the hospital One infant remained in critical condition today and one in seri ous condition Eight others were ill Meanwhile a funeral director said the hospital had mixed up the bodies of the dead babies The undertaker Joseph Gresko vic said another funeral home had received the body of a boy that was to have been delivered to him and the body bore the same name as that on a girl he had received Faint Hearts9 Quit Birch Leader Says Chicago March 14 AP Robert Welch founder of the John Birch Society says criti cism of his organizations far right stand has caused some faintof heart members to re sign but they have been re placed Welch said Tuesday there was a membership loss of two or three per cent last year but he added We got new members every week e Welch who declined to dis close membership figures dis cussed the society on a recorded interview program to be broad cast Sunday Because of all the attacks on us last year Welch said the faint of heart were pretty well weeded out Our resignations have reached point of almost zero