SIMAPC predicts flourish on East Side Alton Evening Telegraph Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1970 A-3 Dug in for winter Pickets stand outside a shack at the rear of the struck Alton Box Board Co. plant on Chessen Lane. Usually two of the men stay inside the shack, while two others patrol. The shack was erected with donated lumber to house the men during the cold weather. The strike has been underway since Aug. 30. Car stripped of four wheels at Owens Mrs. Nancy Evans, 162 East , Acton, Wood River, reported the four wheels and tires stolen from her car which was parked in Owens — Illinois parking lot late Monday night, according to Alton police. The car had been parked between two other cars in the lot since 3 p.m. according to Mrs. Evans. The only other damage to the car was a scraped fender which police believe was caused-by a jack. A 1967 dark blue Box plant, union may meet soon The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service is expected to call together the Alton Box Board Co. and Un'ted Paper Makers and Paoer Workers Union next wppk, it was announced today. A spokesman for the mediation service told the Telegraph that it will be after the first of the new year before the service calls the two bargaining units together, "and this probably means next week sometime." No definite date has been announced. The union has been on strike against the company for more than four months. Picketing began Aug. 20. During ^the last of November the two negotiating teams met for 10 days, and the union agreed to take a proposal to the membership on Dec. 5. The company proposal for a new contract was trounced by a 399 to 18 vote. In other labor matters, Union Electric officials and the Operating Engineers met for 10 hours on Monday to settle a dispute over job assignments at the Portage des Sioux power plant. The company and union were to go back into talks this afternoon. The union struck the company on Nov. 20. Also this afternoon, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation .Service was to meet with American Oil Co. and Oil, Chemical and Atomic International Union negotiators on a new contract. The old pact expires New Year's Eve. The OCAW already 'has taken a strike vote, and is ready to begin picketing at midnight if progress isn't made this week. 3 thefts reported Over $850 in cash and merchandise were taken in three separate thefts over the Christmas holidays, but were not reported to East Alton police-until Monday. Burglars broke a lock on the office door of King Conoco Service, on East Main Street, and took $90 in silver and $337 in paper money. The front door to the station had apparently been left unlocked, according to police. Jn another burglary, Mrs. Ruth A. Hamor, 403 Me- Casland Ave., reported a .20- gauge shotgun, worth $380, stolen from ber home. , A $50 overcoat and 8 $9 pair of gloves were reported stolen from the Lewis and Clark Restaurant Saturday night, according to the victim, lyle Ward of 41Q W. Union St. in Edwardsville. Volkswagen was stolen from K1 i n k e Volkswagen lot sometime Monday. A spokesman for the East Broadway firm said there were no license plates on the vehicle. Eight lamps valued at $8 each and 133 yards of carpet were stolen from Cargle Carpet, 1706 Washington early Monday. Alton police said that entry apparently was made with a key through, the front door. Two unidentified men attempted to take two tires and two car batteries from a Sears — Roebuck warehouse on Piasa St. Monday night. Police said the men dropped the merchandise in the street as they fled from Sears employees. By OEMIS Telegraph Staff Writer fed Mikesefl's finger traced the bulge to the west on the map of the St. Louis metro area afltd then pointing to the bare areas on the East side, asked "why hasn't it gone this way?" .Mikesell is executive direcotf of the Southwestern Illinois Metropolitan Area Planning Commission. Mikesell believes the 70's will see booming expansion on the East Side, and he believes that planning will be more necessary as municipality, county, and township governments are faced with complex federal and .state requirements, as well as the traditional need to balance conflicting demands for public services. Finding out what has caused the sluggishness on the East Side is the groundwork for future planning, Mikesell says. The top priority for SIMAPC in 1970 was the tin glamorous subject of "water and sewage." One of the reasons it was top priority was the 1973 deadline set by the state of Illinois that all r '.unicipallties must provide secondary sewage treatment. But beyond that, Midesell said the studies have already shown that where good water and sewage facilities have been provided, the growth has occurred. "It's an obvious fact of life, you have to have the essentials of water, sewage facilities and streets." In many areas of Madison and St. Clair Counties, though, those essentials have not been provided. But with the money FAMOUS NAMES All at Lowest Year End Prices. . . and easiest terms at Block East of Wedge Bank ... on the South) Yes, we have for immediate delivery these Famous Names known America Wide, in furniture, appliances, television, stereo, carpeting and jewelry ... 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The recent efforts to finally seek sewage treatment for the Lincoln Gardens area in Godfrey township, after years of neglect, indicates a new attitude in the area, Mikesell says. Coordination is important building new sewage Mikesell emphasizes, in facilities, it may be less expensive for local governments to combine or to create special districts. Mikesell tells the story of the California city where one department painted new markings on a street, only to have it covered by resurfacing done by another city department, whose work in turn was ripped up by the water department putting in new mains. A housing study was also a major priority for SIMAPC in 1970, Mikesell said. The 1970 census, unlike the 1960 census, did not make a survey on the amount of substandard housing "Municipalities have to know where the substandard housing is concentrated, what can be restored and what can't so they can know what services to provide and what effect it wfll have on the tax base." The third priority for 1970 was Parks and Recreation, Mikesell said. With work weeks getting shorter, there will be more pressure for recreational facilities in this decade. SIMAPC is taking into account both private and public recreation, since if a need is being satisfied privately, they shouldn't be publicly duplicated, Mikesell said. Alton's purchase of state hospital grounds will have a "tremendous impact" and Mikesell looks for more long • range planning of this kind in the area. Developments in water and sewage, housing, and recreation, though, will depend on the elected officials in the area, Mikesell said. Planners can only provide the elected officials with the raw data for "the rational way to operate a city", but Mikesell insisted planners cannot make policy decisions. "Who does the planner address, the official or does he talk directly to the electorate. If the latter, how do you decide who represents the people. 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