Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on December 28, 1970 · Page 5
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Joe Liston of Carlimilh Alton Evening Telegraph Monday, Dec. 28, 1970 A-5 Resigns as correspondent .' MRS. HteLfctt I.tSTbN Tetegrapti staff Writer CARLINVILLE - Joseph B. Lfeton, veteran news reporter and Carlinville correspondent for the Alton Evening Telegraph tor the past few years, has resigned his position with the Telegraph effective Dec. 15. Mrs. Helen Lapp Liston of Carlinville- has been named correspondent for the Telegraph in the Carllnvlile area by Editor Stephen A. Cousley. Liston; long active in' Democratic politics in CarUnville, has atcepted a job as bailiff in the office of Macoupin County Sheriff, Richard Zarr. Me has also relinquished his position as clerk of the M a c o u p fn County Jury Commission but retains His position as treasurer of the City of Carlinville. Former chairman of the board of trustees of the Carlinville' Presbyterian Church, Federated, he Is a longtime and active member of the local Rotary club. Liston has had a long and varied . career In the newspaper business in the Carlinville area. He first associated with the Alton Evening Telegraph back to the 1930s when the late Paul 6. Cousley was publisher. At that time, thus late George Leighty was a writer for the Telegraph. He and Liston collaborated on such stories as "The Phantom of Macoupin Station". This story brought but a large sheriff's posse, who searched the Macoupin Creek bottom areas in and around Macoupin Station, south of Carlinville, for the "Phantom"' who had supposedly been seen stalking in the woods and forests of the area. . The "Phantom", was never apprehended but the story created excitement in .the area and was carried on news wires all over the country. Following this, stories came from the Carlinville area about airplane crashes, flying saucers, diet pill deaths, blue babies, Adlai. Stevenson II, Adlai Stevenson III, ' and hippie riots, to name a few. One of the most spectacular stories from Carlinville in recent years to hit the national news wires occurred two years ago this month when an irate father walked into a welfare office in ORDER YOUR 1971 AUTO LICENSE DURING THE CONVENIENCE OF YOUR REGULAR SHOPPING AT THRIFTY DRUG AUTO and Motorcycle FAST SERVICE AVAILABLE NOW LICENSE DEPTS. OPEN Mon. thru Sot. 9 a.m. 'HI 9:30. Sunday* 9 'HI 9 IRIVTY at thtsa 4 store* UPPER ALTON NORTH ALTON ALTON PLAZA WILSHIRE VILLAGE TITLE TRANSFERS, OUT-OF-STATE TITLES, AND NOTARY SERVICE AVAILABLE at THRIFTY AVAILABLE NOW! 19 ILLINOIS 71 PP 0000 LAND OF LINCOLN 1971 AUTO LICENSE IN THE LOBBY OP YOUR WEDGE TV MOTOR BANK THIRD FOURTH STREET BANK PARKING LOT WEDGE BANK BROADWAY DRIVE-IN TV BANK L s\ Auto License Convenient Parking " rkln8 No Traffic Congestion Immediate Delivery On License,., No Waiting Hours: Mon. thru Fri, 9 A.M. to 6»3Q P.M. Sat. 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon WEDGE TV Motor Bank pWlrff Front Street—Between Henry & Member federal Pepo»it insurance f.9. •> DepailU now Insured to «»,«» by tb» Federal peimtU Iniuronce Corporation. dafltovflle and shot and killed tfffee welfare workers and tout members of his own family, who had gathered in the welfare office for a Christmas reunion. Lfeton got deeply involved in some of his stories. On one occasion, he represented the late Sheriff Alva Henry on a secret mission, when a civilian was needed to get facts for the lawman. At another time, Liston drove a federal revenue agent on a wild chase in northwest Macoupin County after a moonshiner. The late Circuit Judge Victor Hemphill would often call Liston and other newsmen in the circuit court room to the bar to advise them as to how a case should be handled by the press. Friends in the Armed Services stationed in foreign countries and friends on tour throughout the world sent Liston letters telling about seeing stories in the foreign press which Liston originated in CarUnville. Several years ago, while Liston was making a call from a downtown telephone booth to the Alton Evening Telegraph, Professor Uoss Ensmi'nger of Blackburn College, on the sly, snapped a Kodacolor slide of Liston in actiom Ensminger took the picture with him on his tour of India and showed it during his lectures in that country as a part of his pictorial review of life in the Midwest, U.S.A. Liston later saw the color slide when the Ens m i n g e r s returned to Carlinville after a year's stay in India. Liston also was employed for a number of years as a reporter for the Carlinville Democrat and the Macoupin County Enquirer, both of Carlinville. 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