Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 27, 1956 · Page 11
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 11

Alton, Illinois
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Friday, July 27, 1956
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Section 2 Pages 11-18 Established January 15, 1836 ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, JULY 27, 1956. 5c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press From Civic Groups Seek Nominees For Planning Commission at Edwardsville EDWARDSWILLE — Letter will be sent out shortly by Mayo George L. Moorman, Jr., to var ious social and civic organiza tions requesting nominations fo the newly-elected City Planning Commission, the Telegrapi learned today. The communications will be sent to about a dozen of the larger organizations and will re quest each club to submit to mayor a nomination of one of its members for membership on th commission. The mayor said he wants rep resentativcs of the organizations on the commission so that it wil be representative of the city's populations. An ordinance creating the commission was passed July ; by the City Council. The meas ure provides for not less than 10 nor more than 20 members to the board. Purpose o£ the com mission is to study overall needs of the city and act in an advis ory nature to the council. Mayor Moorman's tentative letter, in part, reads: "To the end that we may obtain a commission truly representative o all segments of our population I am requesting that your organi zation submit the nomination of one of your members for membership on the City Plan Commission." Duck Hunting Film Shoivn At Rotary Meeting EDWARDSVILLE — A film on "Shooting the Flyway," dealing with duck and geese hunting, was shown Thursday afternoon at the regular meeting of the Edwardsville Rotary Club at St. John's Methodist Church. The movie was shown by George Cullington of the Illinois Conservation Department. Cullington also spoke briefly on duck and geese shooting in various flyways in the state. In other business President Roy Fruit reported that the club was in llth place in June in the district attendance contest. Fruit also reported that 36 members attended the club assembly Mon< day night at the Gun Club. Visiting Rotarians were Doyle McDaniel of Bethalto; George Wilkins of Madison; and Sid Frey of Roxana. Guests included Lyle Willard, Rev. Frank Harris, Harlowe Neudecker, Judge Joe Barr, A. W. Perne and Dick Mudge. Bitten by Dog EDWARDSVILLE — Richard Saunders of Springers Woods was given emergency treatment Thursday evening «it Wood River Township Hospital for a dog bite he received earlier. Mrs. Saunders said her husband was trying to put their dog in a cage at the dog pound here when the animal became excited and bit Saunders. Another local man, Robert H. Young of 141 S. Brown,St., was given emergency treatment at the hospital. He was treated for an ankle injury incurred Wednesday when he slipped and fell. >,000 Sought In Dramshop Suit EDWARDSVILLE. — Operators of four taverns in the southern end of the county and owners of the premises were named defendants in a $160,000 dramshop suit filed today in Circuit Court. The suit, filed by Rayburn L. Hollis and hia wife, Mattie, was based on injuries incurred by the husband in an automobile accident June 30 on Rt. 162 near the east limits of Granite City. Hollis and his wife each asked judgment for $80,000 against defendants in the suit. Defendants named were Elwood Caspar as operator of Lakeside Tavern on Eagle Park Rd.; Opal Swegheiner as proprietor, and Mildred Georgeff, as owner, of the Ace of Clubs Tavern in Madison; Herman Cruse, as the licensee and Claude and Rose Gunn as owners of the premises, of the Evergreen Tavern in Granite City; Daisy Pa- shea, Barry Jateff and Thomas Donoff, as co-proprietors of the 15 Acres Tavern in the Tri-Cities area, and Federal Oil Co. of Madison as owner of the latter premises. The complaint alleged that a customer of the four taverns, identified as Bobby Baker, had been drinking at the places before he drove his automobile into the rear of Hollis' machine on the highway. The $80,000 damages asked by Hollis were for injuries allegedly sustained in the mishap, his wife asked a similar amount in compensatory damages for her husband's injuries, and loss ol sup- Burglar Suspects Waive Hearing; $10,000 Bond Set EDWARDSVILLE — Two of three Edwardsville area youths charged Thursday with a series of area burglaries were still In county jail today after waiving preliminary hearing. Held on $10,000 bond each are Jerry Holtmann, 1.7, and Lester Gieseking, 16, both of Edwardsville, Rt. 3. The third youth, Elmer Bradley, 14, of Ma : was released on $2,000 bond Thursday afternoon. Holtman and Gieseking were charged in five burglary and larceny warrants and Justice of the Peace M. G. Schauerte set bond at $2,000 on each charge. Bradley was named in only one of the wan-ants. Preliminary hearing was held before Schauerte Thursday afternoon. The older youths are charged in one of the warrants with stealing three pistols last Friday from Solter and Kriege Hardware Store, 112 E. Vandalia St., and with burglary July 5 of various items of merchandise from Cain Lumber Co., 1507 Troy Rd. They are also charged with stealing a clock, rifle and other items from the George Bradley Frozen Food Locker* at Marine, owned by Bradley's father, on June 30, and $20 in cash, liquor and various other items July 1 from Paul's tavern, Marine. Bradley is charged with the two others with breaking into Edna and Johnie's bowling alleys on Marine road last Saturday and stealing liquor, a radio and blank checks. Most of the loot taken in the Burglaries has been recovered. Other burglaries reportedly have been admitted by Holtman and Gieseking, but no warrants have been issued on these crimes. Hospital Note* EDWARDSVILLE — Two Edwardsville area' residents were dismissed Thursday from St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland. They were Leonard Loew of Rt. 4 and Herbert Ryan of 9 Holyoake Lane, ffo local admissions were recorded. Burglars Loot Service Station Near County Seat EDWARDSVILLE. —A burglary during the night at Jackson's Service Station, 931 Hillsboro Ave., on U.S. Highway 66, just outside the Edwardsville city imits, was reported to the sheriff's office. Deputy Sheriff George Musso, who investigated, said the loot consisted of about $50 cash, five cartons of cigarettes, two oil filers, 12 cans of radiator stop- eak preparation and 20 shop towels. Entrance was gained by break- ng a window on the west side of he building. A cabinet contain- ng business records was ran- acked, but apparently nothing vas removed. GILBERT "GIB" LAMKIN, the "walkingist" cop in Edwardsville, shown above emptyuig money from one of the city's 300 parking meters. Lamkiug, in the course of about seven rounds a day, walks about 66 miles a week.—Staff Photo. Montclaire, Grandview Edwardsville To Take Census In Two New Subdivisions EDWARDSVILLE. — Three Jo cal persons have been appointed by Mayor George L. Moorman Jr., to take a census in two sub divisions in connection with the motor fuel tax law. Appointed today by the mayor but subject to City Council ap proval, were: Orville C. West 125 North Buchanan St.; Leo H Nichols, 317 West Park St., and Peter J. Anesi, 606 Bollman Ave The trio will begin taking a census of Montclaire and Grandview subdivisions immediately following approval by the council. Purpose of the census, approved by the council las' March, is to establish the population in the two areas so that the city can claim the full allotment of motor fuel tax refunds to which it is entitled. Under MFT law the city is granted authority to conduct a census of all subdivisions annexed to the municipality since the last federal census. Motor fuel tax allotments are made on a per capita basis. City Attorney F. Ritchie Gibbons said the city expects a yearly increase of between $500 anc $1,000 In MFT funds as a result of the increased population which the subdivisions will add to the municipality. The school advisory council, in a subdivision population survey several months ago, reported that an additional 600 homes are expected to be erected in Montclaire, located along Troy road, and another 50 homes in Grandview, located near the American Legion Park. Hurt In Fall Mrs. Willie Mae Banks, 31, of 903 HigMand Ave., received emergency treatment by'a physician in St. Joseph's Hospital at 1:15 a.m. today after injury in a fall. Police were told that she had tripped and fallen on a slope in Lincoln Gardens, incurring a laceration to her left eyebrow, and contusions about her lace and chest. The tavern is operated by Fred Jackson, who said the burglary occurred between 9:30 p.m, Thursday and 8 a.m. today. Increase of 2,689 49,244 Pupils Enrolled In County Schools Past Year EDWARDSVILLE —, Public nd private schools in Madison a total enrollment County had f 49,244. The figure, which represents n enrollment increase of 2,689 ver the previous year, was an- ounced today by County Supt. f Schools George T. Wilkins. County enrollment figures for past year are incorporated m Wilkins' annual report for he 1955-'56 school year, to be Completed late today for mail- ng Saturday to the office of tate Supt. of Public Instruction fernon L. Nickell, . Enrollment in the Alton Pub- c School System the past year otaled 9,657, an increase of 115 upils, Wilkins reported. This ear's enrollment, for the term nding June 30, included 7,433 upils enrolled in elementary lasses and 2,224 in the high shool division. Alton's enrollment was the ighest in the county. The Grane City Community Unit.Dis- •ict was second with 8,931 upils. Of the 49,244 tota.1 enrollment or the county the past school ear, 42,529 pupils were in at- endance at public elementary nd high schools, while the en- ollment at private schools was 715. There were 32,716 pupils Ipn- rolled in elementary divisions of public schools and 9,813 in public high schools. The public school enrollment increase was 2,170 pupils over the previous year. Private schools, including parochial institutions, had 5,842 pupils enrolled the past year in elementary departments and 873 in high school classes. Figures for the previous year were 5,342 for elementary departments and 854 for high school classes, hence the gain of 519 pupils the past year. Supt. Wilkins said today his annual report should be completed by late afternoon for forwarding to Springfield Saturday, the earliest date on which the report has been filed within his recollection. Following are enrollment figures for the other public schools in the county: East Alton Elementary, 1,696; Wood River-Hartford Elementary, 1,582; East Alton-Wood River Community High_ School, 903; Bethalto Community Unit, 4,338; Edwardsville Community Unit, 3,524, an Increase of 226; Granite City Unit, 8,931; Highland Unit, 1,253; Livingston, 357; Madison Unit, 2,986; Roxana Community Unit, 2,473; Triad Unit, 935; Venice Unit, 936, and the Worden School District, 301, Former Hodge Firm Files For Incorporation EDWARDSVILLE — Articles of incorporation for the newly- organized firm as successor o! the Hodge Insurance Agency a' Granite City were filed for recording at noon today at the Madison County recorder's office. A certificate of incorporation for the new firm, to be known as the E. J. Miller Co., Inc., was issued Monday to the three incorporators by Secretary ol State Charles Carpentier. Incorporators and their addresses are Earle J. Miller, 7058 Amherst, University City, Mo.; Glyn Hodge, 1720 Moro, Granite City, and Pauline Meszaros, 1415 Madison, Granite City. The certificate showed the firm's initial registered office to be at 1720 Moro, Granite City, address of Glyn Hodge, and he was listed as registered agent of the company. Purpose of the incorporation, as stated in the articles, is for operation of a general insurance and real estate business, with an initial issue of 100 shares of common stock with a par value of 100 per share and 10 additional shares of similar stock, valued at $1,000, to be issued without notice to the secretary of state. Three directors of the firm are to be elected at the reorganization meeting of the company. The articles of incorporation gave an estimate of $150,000 on all property owned by the corporation and also estimated its gross business for the first year of operation at that figure. State Seeking (Continued From Page 1.) plans full-scale hearings into the affairs of a bank closed by Hodge n 1953. The Danh, the old First itate Bank of Elmwood Park, was e-opened several months later. John H. Russell, former Chicago counsel for the Federal Deposit nsurance Corp., became president nd former Illinois Gov. Dwight . Green was named board chairman. Hodge obtained a one-third nterest in the reorganized bank >ut later sold his holdings. Robert A. Wallace, committee staff direc- or, said -there was a conflict be- ween FDIC officials in Washing- on and Chicago witnesses ques- ioned. 3. State's Atty. John Gutknecht if Cook County announced he has rdered grand jury subpoenas for he records of the Southmoor bank. North Alton News PASTOR HENRY T. HUDSON, who, on Sunday, will deliver his first sermon as new pastor of Berean Bible Church on Alby street. Pastor and Mrs. Hudson have moved into the residence at 1320 Highland Ave. This year's graduate of the Milwaukee Bible College, Hudson is a native of England, and husband of the former Miss Shirley Smith Of Holland, Mich. Midship Meisel Visiting Midshipman William John Meisel, who arrived at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Koehrmann at 1201 Logan St., Monday, will visit in Alton for 30 days before returning to the Naval Academy at Annapolis. He will return East on Aug. 21, and report with the Academy's football team the next day for beginning of fall practice sessions. Tourists Return Home After two weeks touring through nine states and at Las Vegas, three Alton women have returned to their homes. Arriving home Thursday were Mrs. Nora Pfaff, Danforth street; Mrs. Hattie Frey, Broadway, and Mrs. Nora Cope of Rodemeyer avenue. Pastor, Family Leave Sunday The Rev. William R. Kimbrough, pastor of Elm Street Presbyterian Church, Elm at Gerson, Mrs. Kim- jrough and their son, John, will eave Sunday after the second worship service for a trip north. The Rev. Kimbrough will serve on naval chaplaincy duty at the 3reat Lakes Naval Training Cen- :er for two weeks before returning home, where he will devote the rest of his vacation time to church work and substitute ministerial duties at Chautauqua. Mollet Asks Confidence Vote PARIS UPv-Premier Guy Mollet sked the National Assembly to- ay for a vote of confidence on a Ian to help pay for France's ampaign against rebels in Aleria by floating a loan and boost- ng taxes. The vote is slated to ome Saturday. her w STOCKHOLM SURVIVES CRASH—The Swedish liner Stockholm, crushed by the collision which sank the Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria, limps toward port under her own power. Only four were known dead as overnight rescue operations by 20 ships safely removed nearly 1700 passengers and crewmen from the sinking Andrea Doria. (NEA Photo) LINER SINKS AFTER COLLISION—The Italian liner Andrea Doria starts its final plunge beneath the sea some ten hours after collision with the Swedish liner Stockholm (top photo). Nearly 1700 passengers and crewmen had been removed safely in overnight rescue operations by some 20 ships. As the 29-million-dollar luxury liner goes below the surface (bottom photo) lifeboats and debris are all that mark the spot near Nantucket Island. (NEA Photo) IN COLLISION — Capt. Gunnar Nordenson, above, master of the Swedish liner Stockholm, was in command of the vessel when it collided with the Italian liner Andrea Doria near Nantucket while en route to New York. The Andrea Doria sank, but the Stockholm limped toward port. Some 1700 persons were removed safely from the Italian liner and only four were known dead in the disaster. (NEA Photo) HIS SHIP SINKS—Capt. Piero Calamai, above, captain of the Italian liner Andrea Doria, lost his ship when it sank following a collision near Nantucket with the Swedish liner Stockholm. Only four persons died in the disaster and the Stockholm, bow badly damaged, limped to Photo) Presidents Had a Hand In It ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. £>— It took Clifford A. Munroe, 74, over 50 years to collect them but he now owns autographs of all 34 presidents of the United States. He personally acquired all the autographs from President Theodore Roosevelt to President Dwight Eisenhower and purchased the rest. His autograph of George Washington is on an enveloe addressed by the first president two months before he died. Billy Anderson Is Charged With Battery BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. W) — Comedian Eddie (Rochester) Anderson's son, Billy Anderson, is at liberty on $500 bail on a battery charge brought by a secretary, Mrs. Louise L. Lockwood, who said he attempted to harm her .n her car. Officers also charged Anderson, i garage attendant, witli possess- ng bookmaking equipment. He was ordered to appear Aug. 20 !or a hearing. Anderson was convicted recent- y of possessing and selling mari- uana and is at liberty on $5,000 mil in that case pending a probation-sentence hearing Aug. 6. GAS AT HALF PRICE TO WIPE OUT RABBITS Having been advised that one healthy pair of rabbits can in three years breed nearly 10,000,000 rabbits, Northearn Ireland will not let up its war on them, the Ministry of Agriculture announced at Belfast. Despite the plague of myxomatosis, some healthy rabbits are left. The Ministry is supplying gas at half price to farmers and urging them to gas all rabbits. NOTICE! SPECIAL MEETING Hotel, Restaurant, Tavern Employees MEMBERS OF LOCAL 243 MONDAY—JULY 30 Morning at 10 A. M.—Night at 8 P. M. Pleas* Be in Attendance—Very Important! 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