The Dispatch from Moline, Illinois on August 15, 1975 · 14
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

The Dispatch from Moline, Illinois · 14

Moline, Illinois
Issue Date:
Friday, August 15, 1975
Start Free Trial

14 THE DAILY DISPATCH, Moline, Illinois Poppy sales under way Michelle Palos, 6, found her first customer in East Moline Mayor Dennis Jacobs when she set , out to help sell poppies for Veterans of Foreign Wars Ybarra-Gomez Post 8890 and Auxiliary. Raymond Alonzo, chairman of poppy sales for the post, and Mrs. Alonzo of the auxiliary aid in the sale. Poppies are being sold un Los Amigos corps By DEBBIE MAZZOCCO Dispatch Writer Los Amigos Junior Drum and Bugle Corps is trying to get back on its feet its marching feet, that is. The group disbanded more than two years ago because of lack of personnel and other difficulties. Now interest has been renewed, and a meeting has been set for 2 p.m. Sunday in j, the area south of the swimming pool at Moline's Riverside Park. t ' "We're going to work hard all winter long, and we hope to be ready to get back in competi-, tion by spring," Raymond ' Alonzo of Silvis, an organizer of the corps, said today. C.V. road work nets a bonus By BEVERLEY UNDBURG Dispatch Correspondent COAL VALLEY In a day when nothing is a bargain, the , Village of Coal Valley and Coal Valley Township reaped an unexpected windfall this summer with the resurfacing of Cemetery Road. ' - Original estimates for the project, prepared by Missman, Stanley and Associates, Rock Island, Feb. 14, 1974, were $59,200. The township was told its portion of the cost would be approximately $8, 100 for blacktopping the road which runs past village limits to township territory. That figure was revised to $7,600 later in February. ' The contract was let Aug. 12, 1974 to Central Engineering, 1 Davenport, for $52,196 and work was begun in July of this year. But when the total bill recently was mailed to the village, it ; came to only $49,207. Central officials told the village the $2,989 reduction arose because the original estimate called for more material than was needed. , ' . The township's portion was reduced, again, to $5,114 and township clerk Sue Laden said the "bonus" probably would go into the road and bridge fund, which has been short because the maximum tax levy cannot raise enough to meet rising costs. The township had appropriated federal revenue sharing funds for the work. The village's final tab was $44,093, and officials have not said where the "extra" funds will go. r Mir? RIDGEWOOD SHOPPING CENTER 42nd AVE. EAST MOLINE 'For til 6 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow throughout East Moline and Silvis. The flowers are made by patients in Veterans Administration Hospitals, and proceeds are used to help veterans and the community. The project is carried out annually by VFW groups across the nation. (Dispatch Photo) Alonzo said all Quad-City ..n..E. in a- m ' aiea yuum iBcS 10 iu u ic eligible to participate, and that he's hoping for a troop of about 70 young people. "If they're good, if they have musical talent, we'll take them as young as 12," he also said. - The group was founded in 1966 by Alonzo, Bob Weinert and Jim "Red" Blake, and participated in six to 10 contests a year in its peak years. Small town festivals, county fairs and parades also were on the group's agenda every weekend. Memorial Day in 1973 was its last outing, and a July 4th fire that year at the Ybarra-Gomez post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars "really put the clincher SATURDAY mm At An Honest Old Fashioned Price 1-DOUBLE CHEESEBURGER 1 ORDER FRENCH FRIES 1 SMALL DRINK $ Try Our Onion Rings You We Tr y A Little Harder" Friday, Aug. 15, 1975 to march again on us because we lost a place to practice," said Alonzo, o the VFW Dnst 'A whole new batch of kids seem to be interested now," he said, adding that reformation of the corps has been spurred by Leon Sapho, who recently moved to this area from Chicago. Alonzo said Sapho had been active in drum and bugle corps work in the Chicago area and married Joanne Armstrong of Moline, a former Los Amigos corps member. Former corps members who now are beyond the 21-year-old age limit will instruct younger and new members, Alonzo said, and some will do staff work. Equipment has been stored in the two inactive years of the . corps, and some 15 drums and 24 one-valve bugles are available. Alonzo said marchers can use their own equipment, but that it's rare these days for anyone to own a marching drum or a bugle. The color guard girls who carry flags and rifles have been practicing for about three weeks, and some young people gathered last week to form drum lines. Sunday's meeting may include a practice session, too. When the Los Amigos march back into competition, they'll, be concentrating on march steps, music and effect on the crowd, some of the things Col ona ' Films to be shown at the 9 a.m. children's story hour Saturday at Colona Twp. Public Library are "Curious George Rides a Bike" and "The Rail Rodder" starring Buster Keaton. SPECIAL 00 HERO STREET 1st AVENUE SILVIS Walker By ROBERT KIECKHEFER SPRINGFIELD, 111. (UPI) -Some of Gov. Daniel Walker's advisors are urging him to use his amendatory veto to set a September date for the Illinois primary, according to aides. No final decision has yet been made, however, Walker press aide Norton Kay said Friday. The legislature voted this spr-ing to change the primary from the third Tuesday in March to the first Tuesday in May. The chief argument in favor of the change was that it would shorten political campaigns and, thus, cut their cost. While a change to September would compact the process still further, it also could have substantial political advantages for Walker, should the state's election-year scenario play itself out as expected. Many Walker aides, including his top strategist, deputy governor Victor de Grazia, feel the governor is at his political best during a primary fight. They cite his uphill battle against Paul Simon in 1971 and 1972 and judges eye. They hope, according to organizers, to reestablish recognition of their name throughout the Midwest. The nearby Knights Drum and Bugle Corps in Geneseo has attracted attention statewide, but Alonzo said he knows of no other corps in the immediate Quad-City area. He said some attempts have been made to get one started in Rock Island. Both Alonzo, at 755-6978, and Sapho, at 764-9854, can provide further information for anyone unable to attend Sunday's meeting. "When these kids came to me and said they wanted to start the corps up again, I asked them if they knew what they were getting into," Alonzo said. "It's a lot of work. "But I'm looking forward to it. If they're willing, I'm willing." Warehouse worker grabs lottery prize CHICAGO (UPI) - Stanley A. Terpin will have plenty of money to take care of his children and dogs. The Chicago warehouse worker won the $300,000 Illinois. Lottery bonanza Thursday night ,and bounded onto the stage to accept his check. He was accompanied by his wife and most of the rest of his family nine altogether, including granddaughter, Jenny. "My son Dennis is at home and so are the three dogs," Permits issued for building in Hampton HAMPTON- Building mits for construction repairs totaling $174,930 per-and were issued in Hampton during the last three months, according to Donald Jones, building inspector. The permits included five for new homes, with a total value of $137,800. They were issued to C.A. Stone, Marshall Beals,; Dennis Hanneman, Heller Homes and Oneida Homes. Twenty-seven permits were issued for repairs, including siding and roofing of homes, at a total value of $37,130. Young woman found slain . PEORIA, 111. (UPI) -Peoria County sheriff's police Thursday said the body of a young woman found alongside a county road near Pottstown has been identified as Linda Ann Bishop, 15, of Peoria. Miss Bishop was found Wednesday n ight by two woman horseback riders. The Peoria County coronor's office said she apparently died of stab wounds. FREE DEMONSTRATION Learn to make "Collars Correctly" Sat., Aug. 16 12:30 p.m. PICK -A -KNIT FABRICS 821 15th Ave.. Downtown East Moline aides argue Walker probably could not have defeated incumbent Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie in the general election if he had not made such a big splash as a come-from-behind primary winner. In 1976, however, the "unknown" shoe likely will be on the other party's foot. It is like- Analysis ly that Walker will have a strong challenge within the Democratic primary a contest which will keep him and his opponent in the headlines. On the other hand, the leading Republican candidate, former U.S. Attorney James Thompson, is not expected to be New look for Oak Grove Housing Modernization work is beginning on 97 apartment units at Oak Grove Housing's apartments on Morton Drive near 19th St., East Moline. Metropolitan Housing Authority Director Robert Lee said mansard roofs are being applied to several of the buildings to "make them look less like a housing project." The buildings Terpin said. ,, ' Terpin said he buys about $10 worth of lottery tickets each week and previously won three $20 prizes and one $100 prize. "I'll use this money to pay all the bills and take care of the kids," he said. Asked where he worked, Terpin responded gleefully: "The A & P warehouse. Hiya fellas!" Orlo Bucher of Freeport, 111., was the $50,000 winner and announced it was the 12th time he's won money in the lottery drawing. He said he buys $5 worth of lottery tickets each week. "Did you know you were going to win?" host Ray Rayner asked him. "Yes," Bucher said. "That's why I came." Each of the other 18 qualifiers in the bonanza drawing took home $1,000 checks. Old timepiece stolen in E.M. A grandfather clock mav be too large for the shelf, but it's not ton laree to be stolen. That's what Larry McNew, 22, of 201 21st St., East Moline, discovered Thursday afternoon when he returned home to find his family's 50- to 75-year-old grandfather clock missing. The clock, valued at $300, and a digital clock radio valued at $20 were taken from the home. , East Moline police report burglars gained access by breaking a window in the front door. Vandals damaged two windows valued at $400 at the H & R Block Co. office, 833 15th Ave., sometime during the past week, police report. ,, Shots from a BB or pellet gun damaged the windows, which had to be replaced, according to police reports. at urge embroiled in a particularly heated primary fight. His only announced opponent so far is Richard Cooper, a political neophyte. A September primary fought under those conditions would mean Democrats could dominate public attention until less than two months before the general election. For Thompson, that situation would be a serious handicap. A recent poll done for the Chicago Sun-Times and WBBM-TV showed Walker's name is known to 98 per cent of Illinois voters. Thompson, however, is known to only 55 per cent. A September primary also would allow Walker to test any lingering presidential ambitions in other states and still OPEN 9 to 9 late primary return to Illinois later for a reelection bid. The major objection to using an amendatory veto to change the primary date, Kay said, is that some provision would have to be made to select Illinois delegates to the national nominating conventions through state conventions or some other mechanism besides the primary. , The legislature also would have to approve the bill in its amended version and it is iuieiy any such change would provoke a serious floor fight in both the House and Senate. If either house rejected the proposed change, the bill would die and the primary date would remain the third Tuesday in March, getting the new roofs were constructed in 1941, Lee said. Other modernization work, including new bathrooms and furnaces, is going on at 140 other housing authority apartment units. Total cost of all current modernization projects, Lee added, Is $537,000. (Dispatch Photo) , Geometries on a raglan sleeve sweater, knit of polyesteracrylic. S-M-L. Flare leg pants with clasticized waist, knit of polyesteracrylic. 4-6x and 7-14. Both in camel heather, brown heather, green, rust red. Aileen Teen 4-14 UZZL-J Kay did not identify the aides who are urging Walker to alter the bill. ' ' VFW district meets The Veterans of Foreigh Wars 8th District quarterly meeting will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Macomb. ' Charles Pearson of Silvis, district commander, will meet with staff officers at 11 a.m. The host post and auxiliary will. serve a roast beef dinner at noon. The district auxiliary will also meet Sunday. William Glassford, depart- ment adjutant -quartermaster, will conduct a seminar for post quartermasters and com- manders on Sept. 21 at Moline. USE YOUR CREDIT BS17H?0711 EAST 30. jji

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 19,000+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the The Dispatch
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free