Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 8, 1958 · Page 16
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 16

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 8, 1958
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PAGE SIXTEEN ALTON EVENING TELEGftAPi TUESDAY, JULY 8,1958 Council Okays Bill Restricting Minimum Floor Area Of Homes WOOD RIVER — The City Council Monday night adopted an ordinance restricting the mini mum floor area of any dwelling built in the city to 750 square fret. For the purpose of determining floor area, the ordinance read "The minimum floor area of a building or buildings shall be the sum of the gross horizontal areas of the several floors of sucl building or buildings." "Gross floor area" shall no include: basement space, attic floor space, enclosed porches, terraces, attached garages anc breezeways. The Council also authorized Ci ty Manager Kraft to purchase t new remittance control machine from the National Cash Register Co. for a sum of $2.875, less trade-in value of $708.75 for the present cash register now in serv ice in the water department of lice or a net cost of $2,166.25. The purchase was made on re commendation of the C. J Schlosser and Associates, Alton auditors for the city, at the las year's audit report. The new ma chine is designed to improve au dit and management c o n t r o erthe money the city takes in a the water office and for the pur pose of saving time and making the city's operation more busi ness-like. The purchase was provided -Joi • IB this year's budget. ". * Kraft was also authorized to obtain necessary easements for a four-inch water line to the new property, of tiie Wood River Bow on Moose Boulevard with financia arrangements to be worked out . to the satisfaction of the city. The Council tabled a request of John Cafazza, owner of the Italian House Restaurant, 36 N. Wood River Ave., to serve beer and light wine with meals pending modification of the city's liquor ordinance. City Attorney Marshall Smith reviewed the suit of "ejectment" filed by the heirs of Robert E. Lee Belk in the Circuit Court June 30 and called for the abandonment of the city of Belk morial Park. Smith emphasized that this legal procedure did not pertain to the pending "declaratory judgment" proceedings in the court for the farming of the tract. Wiley Jones of 640 Ferguson Ave. attended the meeting and told the Council of plans for formation of a local emergency corps to act in disasters such-as the one this past weekend tha took the life of the South Roxana girl at the Hartford Canal. Jones said that he has contacted 35 men who have expressed interest in serving in the organization voluntarily. He askec that anyone interested in joining the group write him including their name, address, telephone number and any rescue equipment they might have. Jones also expressed interest in the Belk Park situation and said that if the citizens in the area would band together to help develop the. park they would have someplace to go for- recreation other than the unprotected river and tragedies such as recur there might be avoided. Bills of $25,795.82 were allowed. Council members presenl were: Mayor Delaney, Edwin Bean, Charles Beason and George Nauyok. Fish Fry get WOOD RIVER - A fish fry will highlight the Thursday meeting of the Golden Age Club to be held at the Roundhouse from noon until 3:30 p.m. The club will furnish the fish, bread and coffee, Members are asked to bring a covered dish, fresh vegetables or dessert. No program has been planned foi the meeting other than the usual games, Mrs. Joe Camp, publicity chairman, reports. Transportation may be arranged by calling the roundhouse. R. Lahey Resigns Post At E. Alton Junior High EAST ALTON—The resignation of Robert Lahey as junior high school principal .was accepted and seven new faculty members were awarded contracts at the Monday evening meeting of the District 13 Board of Education. Lahey. who has been an East Alton faculty member for the past 11 years, has accepted a position with the Alton School System. Samuel L. Stone, 748 Washington Ave., Alton, was engaged as the new principal to fill the vacancy Stone has a masters degree in edu cation administration from South ern Illinois University and has taught in the East Junior High School of Alton and Arcola High School. He has served with the United States Army as troop information and education specialist. Other teachers employed were: Mrs. Margaret Apple, Mrs. Mil dreefLove, Mrs. Bernice Ragsdale Mrs. Lucille Hicks Carr, Richard Fisher and Melvin Levin. Barney De Vault and Harry Hobbs were hired as building cus todians. The board approved the appoint ment of Norris Garner as princi pal of the New Niagara School Garner is being transferred from Lincoln School where he served as sixth grade teacher. Charles Gabbert, school superintendent, was authorized to at tend the Illinois Association of School Administrators meeting at Brockton Sept. 29-30 and Jerome Podesva was named to attend the elementary social studies meeting Oct. 2-4 at Springfield. The grounds committee was instructed to study the landscaping plans for the new buildings and review the junior high plans. Community Coal Company was Me- awarded a contract for repairs to he Washington School heating system; Kane Plumbing and Heat- ng was awarded a contract for riumbing repairs at Lincoln and Jlair Schools. Recommendations for the installation of fire extinguishing equipment, submitted by the East Alton Fire Department, was tabled for action at the next meeting. Action taken at the June 2 meeting to locate pickup stations for junior high school students outside the one and one half mile limit for transportation, was rescinded. The proposed budget for the 1958-59 school year was given a first reading with the final read- JuniorWomen Plan Events At East Alton EAST ALTON — Program and activities for the comin year were planned at the Mo; day evening meeting of the e: ecutive botird of the Junior W' men's Club. Arrangements for a summe family picnic to be held in Ai gust were discussed. Tentativ plans were made for a club tr to St. Louis to visit B u s c Farms. Mrs. Robert Forshee, presiden announced the meeting of th 22nd district Junior Board wi be held at the home of Mrs. Ge aid Spencer of Collinsville Thursday. Mrs. Forshee, M r Milo Gulp and Mrs. Cecil Cro noe, new assistant district direc or, will represent the local clul The Monday meeting held a tht home of Mrs. Forshee was a tended by Mrs. Lester Poos, Mr, Victor Horyn, Mrs. John Yates Mrs. James Nunn and Mrs. Culp Greek Foreign Minister in Yugoslavia PULA, Yugoslavia (AP)—Gree Foreign Minister Evangelos Aver oft flew in today for four days o talks with the- Yugoslav and Unit ed Arab Republic foreign minist ers. Barracks Meeting WOOD RIVER — World War Barracks 521 and the Barrack Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m at the legion hall, in separate rooms of the building. A combined social hour wil follow the formal sessions. ing slated for Sept. 2. A resolution was adopted estal lishing a "revolving fund" of $20 for small daily expenses of schoc operations which cannot be antic pated. Bills' totaling $35,977.13 were ap proved. A committee meeting to stud the policy was slated for Monda evening at the junior high build ing. , Wood River Rotary Meet Renting Apartments Is Sideline To Lenhardt President William Howard Taft is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. WOOD RIVER—Fred Lenhardt, in charge of the packing department at Owens-Illinois in Alton, told local Rotarians Monday how he overcame "pangs of -insecurity" by moving into the apartment- house rental business as a sideline. Lenhardt, who came to the glass business as a 17-cent per hour cleanup man, has worked his way up through the ranks the past 25 years but said that even though he was apparently financially secure there were times he wondered about the future. He said he then decided to purchase an old residence and to convert it into a three-family apartment building. I haven't seen much financial gain so far from the venture, Lenhardt stated, but it may someday give me another bread basket. During the six years Lenhardt has operated the apartments, he listed three things he has learned: How to fix leaking faucets and Careless Driving Two Charged With Traffic Violations at Wood River creaky windows, collect rent an keep books. •* The Owens-Illinois official alsc reveiwed the changes in operatic at the plant from the "oneness feeling of the 1930's through th "buyer's market" situation present day. Monday's meeting marked th advent of Howard Gold to the o] fice of president. Gold displayed ; banner from the Kinston, N. C, Rotary Club presented to him b; Meriwether Lewis, direct descend ant of the explorer that encampe here in 1803-04 and a past presi dent of that club. Harry Steinrauf, club secretary read the resignation letter of Ra> Elmore, past president and , member of the Wood River clu since 1940. Visiting Rotarians were: Joe Hornsey, Clyde Campbell, Ray Ready, Gene Kretsching anc Frank Finlay, Alton; Wayne Hox ey, Bethalto; Clint Rogier, High land; Dave Maxton, Granite City and Howard Craven, East St jOUiS. WOOD RIVER-Two local mo torisls were scheduled to appear before Police Magistrate J. Thornton Lancaster today to answer careless driving charges after their Involvement in two separate traffic accidents Monday. Mlw Ella L. Farmer, 37, 724 State St., was charged with the violation by Mrs. Eva M. Boucherie, 321 Marquis, after a collision Of two vehicles driven by the two women. According to police, Miss Farmer W«l he«d»d south on State and wac preparing to make a left turn into her driveway and when she wared to tht right to "make a Wife iwlng" into the entryway, the &MtthMlf v C«r wu report-, edly going in the same direction and passing the Farmer machine at the time. Damage was reported to the right front fender of the Farmer auto and to both left doors of the Boucherie ear. In the other incident, David W. Warner, 18, 814 Brown, Alton, was charged with careless driving by police after he backed his car into another owned by Dorothy Rehm stedt. 568 Tipton Ave. The mishap happened in front of the Rehmsledt residence. War ner was reported backing north on Tipton. Damage was reported to the left front fender, grille and bumper of the Rehmstedt car and to the left|l rear fender, trunk and bumper Warner's machint*. BCC GEE SAYS r !N SUMMER, WINTER? SPRING AND FALL, HOT WATER AT VOURSCCKANDi INSPECT SEWERAGE PLANT Charles Reinhardt, president of the Bethalto Water Board, and Mayor Erwin Pleege examine t\vo new blowers recently installed which will send air to the Look-No Bond Issues! Bethalto Renovating Its Sewerage Disposal System sewerage no that microscopic bacteria will live to decompose the refuge to a liquid state.—Staff Photo. BETHALTO — A program 'to remodernize the Bethalto Water and Sewer Department is ing rapidly along without the village's residents having to bear the economic burden of a bond issue or an increase in taxes. About a year and a half ago, most • of the sewerage plant's equipment became outmoded and worn beyond repair after 15 years of around the clock operation. Since then, a brick building was constructed to house two blowers which send the sewerage so that microscoptio- bac :eria may thrive and decompose the refuge to a liquid state. Also, a concrete baffle was added o the aeration tanks for rota- Jon and circulation. A brick structure was built for lousing a cyclotherm or heat exchanger to keep sewerage in he large digester at a temperature that will increase the diges- or's capacity by 30 per cent. The digestor was also cleaned by the Stamps Cleaning. Co. from St. Louis at a cost of $1,000. With the exception of a few chains and cog wheels, the entire plant has been cleaned or repaired. Most of the remodeling has been done by local contractors and department personnel. Also, an additional two acres of land has been purchased on the east side of the sewerage plant for future expansion .and to be used as a village storage yard. The latest improvement appeared in the water plant when a new well was dug by the Luhr Bros. Well Digging Co. at a cost of $4,000. The well will be in operation within ten days to serve as a reserve water supply to the present three wells which are in operation. Clifford Abraham, village engineer, now has plans for a new. water iron removed and filtera- tion plant which will eliminate iron content that has caused water discloration in some areas of the system. The plant's construction will begin as soon as the water board deems it feasible. Honorary Title The title of Prince of Wales is purely honorary, not hereditary. Sons of British monarchs do not inherit the title; it is newly created for each prince. Wood River Cited For Safety Record WOOD RIVER — City Mana. ger Kraft told the City Council Monday night that Wood River was recently cited for being one of 19 municipalities in the state without a traffic fatality involving school children the past year. The citation was made by the Automobile Club of Missouri and all the 19 cities and villages will be placed on the club's honor roll. Kraft said that not only were there no fatalities among school children in the city over the past year, but none among any motorists in all age brackets last year. Mayor Delaney, Police Chief Coutre and Kraft have been invited to attend an awards pres entation luncheon, sponsored by the Automobile Club to be held July 22 in Augustine's Restaurant in Belleville. To Initiate Class WOOD RIVER - A class of candidates will be initiated at tonight's meeting of the Junior Girls unit of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 2859 at 7 p.m. at memorial hall. East Alton Man, 77, Hit By Auto EAST ALTON — A 77-year-old local man was injured late Mon day morning when he was struck by an automobile at the intersec tion of St. Louis and Colliding avenues. William S. Ward, 104 Herman St., was released from Wood Riv er Township Hospital following the accident after emergency treatment for abrasions to botl legs and his left elbow. Driver of the car, William L Cox, 69. 2438 Bloomer Dr.. Al ton, told police that he was driv ing north on Colliding and wa proceeding out on St. Louis ave nue and failed to observe Ward walking across the street in tim< to avoid striking the elderly man Ward was reported knocked to the pavement from the impact No charges were filed in the In rident. Roxana Little League Results Announced ROXANA—The Phillies beat th< Dodgers 17 to 3 in the Midget di vision of Little League play Mon day evening on the park diamond Winning batteries were Waggone and Dutchik and losing batterie were Kerr and P. White. The Braves defeated the Cubs b; the score of 10 to 4. The winnin; batteries were Dona and Nunn am the losing L. Wallace and Myers. The Cardinals won over tlv Giants by 22 to 10. Kunz and Slusher were the winning batterie and Spurgeon and Lockett the los ers. Attends Mother's Funeral ROXANA—Edward Clarkson Sr of Central Ave. attended the fu neral of his mother, Mrs. L eori Clarkson at Peoria .Monday after noon. Mrs. Clarkson who was i her eighties died Friday followin an illness of heart trouble. Return from Kentucky ROXANA—Mr. and Mrs. B. L Wolverton and grandson Richan (Dickie) Goewey of Cottage Hill spent the weekend in Benton anc Gilbertsville, Ky., visiting Mrs Wolverton's brother and family Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cox and othe: relatives. Brought to Hospital ROXANA —Mrs. George (Doro thy) Bruce of E. First St. wa brought to St. Joseph's Hospital ii Alton last week after being a pa tient the past month at the Dixon Public Hospital in Dixon, ni. She became ill while she and her husband were visiting in that area and had to be hospitalized. (tin a Guaranteed Income of*22Sj*tMMilh HV PHILLIPS $66,OOO RHYME-A-LJNE CONTEST I" Mill $225.00 per month for 66 months or $15,000 in Caihl T* PHIZ! $100.00 per month for 66 months or $6,600 in Caihl 3''MIIZI $2,500 In Cash! •It AN INtkV HANK Al ANY rH»UM M STATION 10 V-M Stereo/fWelU HI-PMellty Sett, Model 1000. 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Anyon* living In the continentaTltolted Statu may enter the contest except employed (or their immediate families) of the Phillips Petroleum Company, its subsidiaries, their distributors and their advertising agencies. o. The contest is subject to Federal, State, or local reguiatiow. NisJi The last line of the Umerick should rhyme with "Kay." For example, "From the W route she won't " •HkUPf NTIOUUM COMPANY THOMECZEK OIL COMPANY, DUtributor, Front *nd Ridg. St., Alton, III. BoardPutsThumbs Down on Bus for Niagara Children EAST ALTON — A delegation of Victory Garden residents were advised "to make arrangements for private transportation for their children" wher they ap- jeared at the Monday evening District 13 School Board meet- ng, to petition for 'school bus service'. A petition bearing the signatures of 62 persons of the area was presented to the board in^an appeal for 'transportation to the new Niagara School,' stating that some 50 children will be com- jelled to walk eight tenths of a mile along the four-lane highway Alternate 67, where the speed imlt Is 50 mph. The group stated there are no side walks along he freeway and the youngsters ill be forced to cross railroad tracks at two different points. The Alternative The only alternative to walk- ng along the four lane highway ,vould be 'crossing a big field •vhich would be muddy in rainy weather,' the group informed the Board. Mrs. Truman Vroman, Board )resident read the school code stating District 13 is a 'Commun- ty District which may, but is not compelled to furnish trans* >ortation to any children in the District. The state will partial- y reimburse the district according to the state formula, Mrs. Vroman stated, for transpor- ation to students who live one and one-half miles or more from Jieir school. Expense of transportation provided for students living at a lesser distance would have to be paid entirely from the educational fund for school operation, she stated. "If we provide transportation for 50 children of the District we would be compelled to provide similar facilities for the entire student body of 1500 and the district does not have the money," Mrs. Vroman explained, Not Excessive Distance The school was so located in the residential sub-division that no child would live in excess of one and one-half miles from the building, it was explained, and many children of the district have more than the eight tenths of a mile to travel to other schools of the district, also crossing highways and ralltracks, etc. A number of suggestions were offered by members of the Board to the citizens group as possible solutions to their problem. Charles Gabbert, school superintendent, volunteered to contract the local bus company to inquire of possible arrangements f o i public transportation for t h fl youngsters and the approximate cost to the individual student. The petition was returned to the delegation which stated they desired the document for 'further action.' "My children aren't going to walk that distance along the high, way, I will keep them out o! school first," several of the par* ents remarked. EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK Lew-cost Electricity Works for You AT HOME—You have more time to do things you like with your family because modern electric appliances work so hard for you—wash, dry, iron clothes; cook and freeze food; wash and dry dishes; answer your call for service the instant you flick • switch. EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK Low-cost Electricity Works for You AT WORK—In modern factories and offices, efficient electricity helps bring shorter hours, mass production, more goods at lower cost. 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