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F Manning - Kinney Cites Need For Juvenile Home In Madison...
Kinney Cites Need For Juvenile Home In Madison County WOOD RIVER - The need of n county juvenile detention home or the setting up- of several such establishments with the basic requirements for housing juveniles who must be held temporarily In custody of the County Court, was emphasized in a talk by County Judge Michael M. Kinnoy before Wood River Rotary Club at noon Monday at First Presbyterian Church. Illinois statute provides that juveniles under a certain age may not be placed in common jails and sometimes' there is need for a temporary home for children, the judge said. He said that St. Clair County has, In the past, allowed Madison Counto to use its detention, home in cases of dire necessity. "What, we need Is a juvenile detention home of our own," Kinney said. "I am not saying we need an elaborate set of buildings; we need a hold-over shelterhouse beca'use sometimes something must be done about juvniles and it must be done in a hurry." Kinney suggested that there was need of such an establishment in several parts of the county. The statements were part of a talk in which the judge outlined the duties of the county court. The jurisdiction of the court, he said, was limited in criminal cases to misdemeanors and in civil matters to cases involving less than 2,000. In addition, he read from the statutes the other duties of the court which included the appointing of trustees for levee districts, township or county hospitals, the fixing of inheritance taxes in estates, the appointing of members of the board of review, airport authorities, sanitary districts, the handling of incorporation matters of cities and villages — and the handling of juvenile ens- es. The handling of juvenile cases was outlined in brief. The finding of foster homes for wards of the court Is simple enoitRh for most cases of children who are victims of neglect. "B u t finding a home for boys who hnve police records is often difficult •— and frequently we don't care to recommend that the boy be taken into a private home," Kinney said. The judge was introduced by F r a n c '. s Manning, program chairman. • Sam Fisher fact that club announced members the will have a steak dinner and stag pavty this evening at Westerner Club. Visiting Rotarians were Monty Gedney, Charles Godfrey, Den-ell Smith and Charles Freeman of Alton; James Rvilsizer of Bethallo, Roy Williams of Roxnna and Paul A. Grigsby and Ed Meng of Granite City. Lorena Avenue PTA Festival Nets Over $600 WOOD RIVER — Approximately 1000 people attended the festival staged at Lewis-Clark School Friday evening under auspices of the Lorena Avenue Parent Teacher Association, Mrs. Arthur Knecht, general chairman reported today. The proceeds from the festival amounting to more than $600 will divide equally between the school and PTA budget, tha chairman said. Winners in the talent show presented at the festival were Richard Weise, trumpet solo; Kip and Jeff Smith, ventriloquists, and Sharon Fischer, pantomimist.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 18 Oct 1955, Tue,
  3. Page 8

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