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Saturday, June 26, 1976 II EDWARDSVILLE (1L) INTELLIGENCER Page 3 Bicentennial Picnic Bread Picnic Committee members Beverly Schulze and Marilyn Leitner can't wait to sample home-made bread baked for the food contest at the Edwardsville Bicentennial Picnic. The contest will be held between 10 a.m. and 6 Saturday, July 3. at the Knights of Columbus-Veterans of Foreign War grounds on Marine Road. Contest categories will include home baked pies, cakes, breads, coffeecakes, pickles and relishes, j'ellies, jams and preserves, canned trtut, canned vegetables, fresh fruits and fresh vegetables.

After judging, the entries will be sold by the picnic committee. No preregis- tration is necessary for the food contests Persons must bring their entries to the VFW Main Hall between 8 and 9:30 a The contest judging will begin at 10:15 a.m. (I Photo) Tax Rate $1.284 Per $100 City Valuation Hits New High By Terry Hillig Of the Intelligencer The city of Edwardsville's assessed valuation has finally crept past its previous peak in 1969. After that year, Edwardsville's assessed valuation and that of other taxing bodies dip- Cycle Mishap Injures Man An East Alton man escaped injury Friday evening when his motorcycle hit the side ol a car on Troy Road and Park Place, police said today. Robert J.

Tock of East Alton reportedly rode his cycle into the car of Michael Voegele of Highland. The accident occurred in the 700 block of Troy Road after Voegele turned right onto Pariv Place according to city police Damages estimated at S370 were done to Voegele's a i and an estimated $350 damage occurred to Tock's motarcycla. Tock was taken to Wood Riv- ci Township Hospital by i ambulance, he was treated and released. ped when personal property tax exemptions were allowed for one automobile and one household of furniture per family. A few years later, assessed valuations were further depressed by "homestead" exemptions, reducing real estate taxes by $1,500 for senior citizens.

Edwardsville's assessed valuation for 1975 is $41,303,061, the highest figure since 1969's $41,229,299. The assessed valuation dropped to $38,300,933 in 1970. Taxes levied by the City Council last year, this year, totalled $529.97728, resulting ir. a tax rate of $1284 per $100 assessed valuation. The city's tax rate and that of other taxing bodies not taxing at their statutory limits would have been 2 per cent higher had the county clerk's office not reversed its plan to late line The deadline for display of 1976 fiscal year license plates on "second division" vehicles has been extended to midnight June 30, according to the office of the Secretary of State.

The extension applies to tracks, trailers, farm trucks and trailers, permantly mounted equipment, auxiliary axles, buses. Mileage tax trucks and trailers are not affected Two Edwardsville Girl Scout Troops will paiticipate in 'The Spirit of '76 and Beyond," a Scout Bicentennial salute at 7 today at Busch Memorial Stadium Scouts from Senior Troop 638 and Cadet Troop 383 will be dressed as clowns during the circus-type pageant The Scouts took a short-course in clown cosmetics to prepare their makeup tor the show. Aboul 25,000 Boy and Girl Scouts will participate in the event The show includes a skit tracing the history of the United States, a fireworks display, a takeoff on the television show, ''Almost Anything Goes," appearances by sports and television celebrities. calendar SATURDAY Community Events --Alcoholics Anonymous and AL-ANON, open meeting, 8 p.m., The Well, Cottonwood SIU-E Schedule --MRF Concert: Barbership Harmony Night, 8 30 MRF Site SUNDAY SIU-E Schedule --Graduate recital: Carol Damereau, viola, 3:30 p.m., Lovejoy Library auditorium MONDAY Public Meetings --Madison County Legislative Committee, special meeting, 9:30 a.m., courthouse --Staunton City Council, 7 p.m., city hall --Alhambra Village Board, 7 p.m., village offices --Highland City Council, 7'30 p.m city offices --Highland School Board, 7:30 p.m., school offices --Edwardsville Human Relations Commission, 7:30 p.m -city hall --Edwardsville School Board, 8 p.m., Hadley House SIU-E Schedule --MRF Performance: Julie Harris in "The Belle of Amhurst," 8:30 p.m., MRF Site Community Events --TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 9 a open meeting St. John's United Methodist Church add 2 per cent to the rates to cover losses--taxes not collected.

The additional money would have gone to the taxing districts. The plan was dropped, however, on advice from Assistant State's Attorney Don Smith, according to County Clerk Evelyn Bowles, who said tax rates have been re-calculated without the 2 per cent addition. Edwardsville's rate was ori- ginaly calculated at $1.31 per $100 assessed valuation, which would have meant a difference of $2.60 on the tax bill of a property assessed at $10,000. According to Miss Bowles, most other Illinois counties are adding a 2 per cent fee. She said a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision allows the procedure The re-calculation of rates is already complete and will not delay tax bills, she said.

Edwardsville's $1 2S4 rate compares with a rate of $1165 last yeai The increase will mean a difference of $11.90 -on property assessed at $10,000 The city tax rate, however, is not the only factor alfectmg taxes pa'd by Edwardsville properly owners. Taxes levied by the school district, EdwardsvilJc Township and Ihc Lewis Clark junior college district also affect the final rate Power Tools CB Stolen Power tools and a citizens band radio were among items reported stolen from two company-owned trucks parked in rural Edwardsville Friday. Tom Siro of Route 2 told the Madison County Sheriff's Department that the items were stolen from trucks owned by the Mark Inc. The theft was discovered early Friday morning. The stolen tools and radio are valued at $1,750.

A boat motor "was reportedly stolen from Rick Sanderson, 1014 Troy on Friday. The motor, valued at $150, was stolen from a barn where it was stored, according to deputies. Five Drivers Face Charges The following persons were charged with traffic violations by Edwardsville police on Friday and early today: Mark G. Sanders of Carbondale, speeding; Connie Kraner of Dorsey, disobeying traffic signal; Donna J. Patterson of Collinsville, speeding; David B.

McCoy of Route 1, Edwardsville, speeding; and Cynthia S. Williams of 1107 N. Main speeding. Biggest in Five-Year Gateway Program illion Project Plan Completion of Interstate 270 from Telegraph Road in St. Louis County cast, and north to Interstate 55-70 near GollinS- ville--at an estimated cost more than $259 million--is I he largest project in a live-ycar- prograim for transportation improvements in the SI Louis region adopted Wednesday by the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council Extension of Interstate 270 from Interstate 55-70 to a point north of Alton is also included in Hie five-year program Completion is not anticipated jn the five-year period.

Illinois projects included in the program arc those anticipated by the Uhnoi.s Department of Transportation, county and municipal governments Among area interstate highway proiects anticipated in the plan, with estimated costs, arc' --Construction of a rest area on Interstate 55 south ol Hamel, $1.3 million. --Landscaping along Interstate 55 from Interstate 70 to the Madison-Macoupm counties line. $475,000. --Waterproofing of a bridge dock on Interstate 55 at the County Highway 65 interchange east of Livingston, $25,000. --Lighting at the Interstate 55-CII 65 interchange, $100,000.

--Lighting at Interstate 55 interchanges at Black Lane and Focahonlas, $200,000. --Landscaping on Interstate 55-70 tram the Illinois Terminal Railroad east of Coltinsville to Illinois 162, $130,000. --Comfort stations, lighting and 1 landscaping on Interstate 70 near the Highland Reservoir, $795,000. --Lighting at the Interstate 70 Illinois i2 interchange, $100,000. --Construction of weigh stations on Interstate 270 between the Mississippi River and Cham oi Rocks Canal bridges, $5, 561,000.

--Construction of an interchange structure to carry Interstate 270 over Interstate 55-70, $2,085,000. --Construction of a raimp structure to carry Interstate 270 over Interstate 55-70, $455,000 Federal-aid' primary protects in the program include the following area projects: --New pavement, bridge replacement and light ol way on Illinois three-quarters mule south of US 40 to one-quarter mile noilh of US. 40, $1,515,000. --Partial relocation and construction of a four-lane highway on Illinois 143 from west of the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville entrance deaths Rowland; Cecil Rowlands, 71, of Killeen, died at 2 a.m. today in the Missouri Pacific Hospital in St.

Louis Formerly of Staunton, he was born Jan. 10, 1905, in England. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Rowlands.

He was married to Erma Webb June 1, 1957, in Edwardsville. She survives. Also surviving are daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Shirley) Travers of Tyler, and 'Mrs Murrell (Reba) Klenke of Jerusalem Road, step-daughters, Mrs. Handall (Edna) Dawson of Kil- teen, Mrs.

Jay (Jo Ann) Wyatt of Austin, Mrs Paul (Alta) Wallace and Mrs. Joe (Mary Lou) of Los Angeles, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother. Mr. Rowlands was a past president of the Loyal Order of Moose of Edwardsville and was past chairman of the Illinois Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 Sunday at the Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev.

Richard Holmen officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Staunton. to 9 Sunday and until 11 a m. Monday at the Lesley Marks Funeral Home and from 12.30 p.m.

to 2 p.m. Monday in Trinity Lutheran Church, the funeral service will begin, with the Rev. A. H. Herpolsheimer officiating.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family asks that memorials go to the Trinity Lutheran new church building fund or Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown, Wise. Klaus Eudova Huntley, 79, of Granite City died at 4 p.m. Friday in the Madison County Nursing Home in Edwardsville. She was born Aug.

3, 1896, in Pike County. She was married to Amos Huntley. He in 1941. Surviving are a son, Kenneth Huntley of Granite City, a daughter, Mrs Raymond (Ollie Mae) Braundmeter of Edwardsville, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends may call after 12:30 Sunday at the Mercer Funeral Home in Granite City.

Services will be held at 11 a Monday at the Mercer, Funeral Home in Granite City. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Edwardsville. Mrs. Hilda Klaus, 80, of Highland, died Thursday in St. Joseph's Hospital at Highland.

She was born Jan. 13, 1896, in Pocahontas, a duaghter of the late Henry and Mary Rom- merkirchen Rutz. She was married to Fremont P. Klaus. He preceded her in death in 1952.

Survivors include a son, LaVerne Klaus of St. Charles, a daughter, Lenora Strebel of Colh'nsville, a brother, John Rutz of Pocahontas, a sister, Lojiise Hoefley of Highland, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Five brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Women's Guild of Highland Friends may call after 2 p.m. today a Harris Funeral Home in Highland Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.

Sunday in the Evangelical United Church of Chntl in Highland, with Dr. Kenneth 0. Mesle officiating. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Thebeau Helmich Mrs.

Esther E. Helmich, 58, of 138 St. Andrews died at 7:20 a.m. Friday in Belleville Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct.

17, 1917, in Pin Oak Township. Her parents were the late Edward and Emma Bohman Meikamp. She was married June 14, 1936 to Arthur O. Helmich at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ed 1 wardsville. He survives.

Also surviving are a son, Russell Helmich of Houston, a daughter, Mrs. William (Darlene) Southworth of Kensington, five grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) Gregson of Red Bud, Mrs. Gilbert (Vera) Gusewelle of Edwardsville and Mrs. Edwin (Enda) Pape of Dorsey.

She was a charter member and past president of the Dorcas Society of Trinity Lutheran Church, and was also Past president of the women's missionary league. She taught Sunday school there for 18 years. She was formerly a volunteer at Madison County Nursing Home. Friends may call from 6 p.m. Harry A Thebeau, 64, of Fairview Heights, formerly of Ediwardsville and Madison, was pronounced dead on arrival at 11:59 p.m.

Thursday in Belleville Memorial Hospital. Mr. Tdiebeau, a Stale Farm Insurance agent in Madison and Granite City for 30 years, was born Dec. 6, 1, in Tiff, Mo. He was married to Leora Pierce His wife survives Also surviving are a son, Thomas Thebeau of Granite City, a daughter, Mrs.

Albin (Adricnne) Warchol of Madison, a brother, George Thebeau of Granil2 City, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Thebeau was a life member of the State Farm Presidents Club, a member of the Lewis and Clark Association of Life Underwriters, a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus in Granite City, a member of the Granite City Eagles Lodge, Madison-Venice Rotary Club, Madison Lions Club, St. Mary's Catholic Church Boosters Club, institutional representative for the St. Mary's Boy Scout troops, treasurer lor 30 years of the St.

Mary's Credit Union, and a member of lihe board of directors of the Southern Illinois Credit Union and St. Mary's Credit Union. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today and all day Sunday in Lahey Funeral Home, 501 Madison Madison. The Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday in the funeral home. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St Mary's Catholic Church, 10th and Alton streets, Madison. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery. to Illinois 3 in Wood River, $10,385,000.

--Four-lane highway on Illinois 157 from. Schwarz Street in Jid'ward'sville to the east SiU-E entrance, $6,865,000. --Widening and resurfacing of Illinois 159 from Illinois 140 to Illinois 142, $2,525,000. --Construction ot additional 12-foot lanes and curbs and elimination of a rise the highway between IWcKmley Avenue and the city limits in Edwardsville, $320,000. --Resurfacing of Illinois 159 a a and Vandalia streets) trom Mam Street to the Chicago and North Western Railroad in Edwardsville, $110,000.

Fcd'eral-aid secondary projects the five-year program include. --Reconstruction of Maryville Road at a new location with four lanes, between Ponluon Road and Illinois, M2, $2.2 million --Reconstruction of Poag Road at a new location, $2 million. Stale-funded highway projects in the program include. --Widening and resurfacing of Illinois 4 from Staunton to Interstate 55, $1,035,000 --Bridge repairs on Illinois 140 at the New York Central Railroad west of Hamel, $160,000 --Bridge repairs on Illinois 140 at the Norfolk and Western Railroad west of Hamel, $160,000. --Widening and resurfacing, curve relocation and widening of two bridges on Illinois 143 between Edwardsville and Interstate 55, $733,000.

--Reconstruction of an Illinois 143 bridge at Sugar Creek west of Pierron, $135,000. --Resurfacing of Illinois 143 and 159 (Main Street) in Edwardsville-, --Widening and resurfacing of Illinois 159 from the Madistm- Macoupin counties line to Prainetown Road, $750,000. --Resurfacing on Illinois 157 (St. Andrews Avenue-Buchanan Street, Main Street Schwarz Streel and south of University Drive to north of Interstate 270) in Edwardsville, $995000. --Widening of an Illinois 159 bridge over Cahokia Creek near Edwardsville, $145,000 --Replacement of an Illinois bridge over Lillle Silver Creek south of Granlfork, $231,000 --Widening and resurfacing of illiiioi-, 102 fiom one mile east of Illinois 159 to Border Street in Troy, --Replacement of a bridge carrying Marine St.

Jacob Road over the east fork of Silver Creek, $220,080. --Resurfacing of Go.slien R'lad from Illinois 159, one-half mile east, $10 000 to be funded under the a i a Highway Safety Act i --Improvement of the Illinois 157 grade crossing at the Chicago and North Western Railroad in Glen Carbon, $20,500. --Improvement of the Illinois 157 grade crossing at the Norfolk and Western Railroad in Glen Carbon, $20,500. --Skidipiioofing of the northbound and southbound lanes of Illinois 1S9 (Buchanan Street) at Schwarz Street in Edwardsville, $28,000. --Construction of a culvert on County Highway 13 at a branch of Silver Creek in Alba nvbra Township, $60,000.

of a culvert on County Highway 19 at a branch of Indian Creek in Fort Russell Township, $80,000. --Pavement marking and striping at various locations in Highland, $2,100. --Guardrail installation at various locations in Highland, $22,073. --Signing at various locations in Highland, $1,650. Projects to he funded under Ihe new federal "off-systems road" program include: --Construction of culverts on County Highway 44 at branches of Silver Creek and Sugar Creek, --Construction of a culvert on Highway 51 at Cahokia Creek one mile i of Wordcn, $55 010.

--Construction of a cuh'ert on New Douglas Road at Dry Fork Creek, one mile njrlli of New Douglas, A bridge carrying Possum Hill Road over Sherry Creek in Ha'rnel Township, costing an estimated $185,000 will bo financed with Comniunitv Development Planned "federal-aid inban" projects, in the area mcludc: --Widening and a i of East Franklin A in Edwardsville, $325,000 --Widening and paving of Madison Avenue in Edwardsville, $200,000 --Widening and paving of Sheridan Avenue in Edwardsville, $180,000. --Resurfacing of Illinois 157 (St. Andrews Avenue) from Vandalia Street to the north city limits in Edwardsville, $70,000. --Widening and resurfacing of Lindenthal Street from Poplar Street to Olive Street in Highland, $125,000 --Widening and resurfacing and drainage work on Stadium Road from Walnut Street to Poplar Street in Highland, $225,000. Advice Delivered Rat Abatement Program Begun Recommendations for alleviating a rat problem have been hand-delivered by Edwardsville police to residents of Bunn, Hoehn, North Brown and Columbia streets.

Numerous rats have recently been reported' by residents of the area. The memorandum, written by Director of Police Bennett W. Dick'mann, said in part: "We have been in contact with rat control experts of the city of St. Louis and the National Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga. All experts are in apparent agreement that the first step in any rat control program is the improvement of sanitation in the area involved.

"This means extra efforts will have to be made to eliminate sources of food, water and hiding. These efforts will have to be over and above the usual or normal precautions made in everyday living. "Insecure trash cans must be replaced. Uncovered and uncollected garbage should be gathered and discarded. Old boards, pipes and other building materials have to be removed to places which are always dry and not conducive to rats nesting.

Persons who own pets should exercise great care with regard to feeding practices. Domestic animals should be fed and their feeding bowls (including water) re- moved from access to hungry rodents. "Quite simply, every imaginable positive action must be taken by property owners before more sophisticated approaches can be employed and expected to hav.e much effect." The city has also imade arrangements for a trash collection truck to be in the problem area next Thursday morning. of Bunn, Hoehn, Columbia, North Brown, Hillsboro (south side 600 block) and St. Andrews Avenue (west side 100 block) are asked to set out trash at curbs or alleyways for collection.

There will be no charge for the special pickup. Finger Lickin' Good Members of the Midway M's 4-H Club were at the Edwardsville Youth Center Friday promoting milk for the American Dairy Association's annual June-Dairy Month observance. They brought with them two three-week-old Jersey dairy calves belonging to club members Sue and Nancy Helmkamp of Moro. The girls gave the calves water out of big nursing bottles with nipples, then found that the animals seemed to be just as happy sucking on fingers. Providing fingers, left to right, are Janice Craig, 16, Sherry Stahl- hut, 18, and Patty Guelrener, 17.

Also on hand to pass out dairy literature to passersby were the club leader, Mrs. Helen Stahlhut, plus Tracy, Robin and Cindy Stahlhut, Sue and Nancy Helmkamp, Sandy Gueldener and John Craig. (I Photo) NEWSPAPER I.

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