Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on December 30, 1970 · Page 3
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, December 30, 1970
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A&Pwtll discontinue plaid stamps A&P Food Stotes will discontinue the.distribution of Plaid Trading stamps in the St. Louis stores operating in the metropolitan St, Louis area effective Monday. This includes stores operating in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County, and Madison and St. Clair Counties, plus Jerseyville and Carlinville. R. E. . Richards, vice president in charge of the St. Louis Division, made the announcement o f A&P's decision to discontinue the stamp program which has been in effect in this area since April, 1962. Stamps are being discontinued in the area because the response and acceptance to this promotional device was less successful than in some other areas. "Everything is being done .so that customers holding stamps may redeem them at their .convenience," Richards said. Present redemption stores are at Paddock Hills Plaza, Florissant, Mo.; 5856 Christy Blvd., St. Louis; 7700 Olive Street Road, University City, Mo. They will remain open until further notice. In addition mail box home delivery service will be provided in all stores so customers may select merchandise and have it delivered to their homes." The company executive added that the E. F. MacDonald Stamp Company of Dayton/Ohio, owners of Plaid Stamps, will assist A&P customers to complete their requirements for premiums by giving them the opportunity to pay cash in place of the missing stamps at the rate of 25 cents per 100 stamps. "For example," Richards said, "if a customer has 18% filled books and wants to .acquire a catalog item calling for 20 books, he or she could make up the difference by paying the E. F. MacDonald company • $4.50 in cash, plus sales tax, in lieu of the missing 1% books." Complete details on redemption procedures are available in all affected A&P stores. Alton Evening Telegraph Wednesday, Dec. 30,1970 A-3 More downstate jails called unfit s Nine more downstate county Jails have been cited as unacceptable for housing prisoners, according to a new $ report to the Illinois Department of Corrections by the state's chief inspection official. An earlier report, released in September, cited nine other downstate county jails, including the Greene County Jail in Cafrollton as unacceptable under minimum state standards. The latest report recommends that the Boone, Cass, Carroll, LaSallle, Jo Daviess, Krtox, Fulton, Bureau and Grundy county jails be torn down and replaced or consolidated into multicounty facilities. Anthony S;> Kuharich, chief of the correction department's bureau of detention facilities and jail standards, also criticized administrative and security porcedures at seven other downstate county jails. They were Warren, Kane, McHenry, DeKalb, Marshall, Putnam and Winnebago counties. All were built between 1940 and 1870. The 16 jails criticized in the report were among 33 surveyed by Kuharich and a team of supervisors during the last three months. The Macoupin County Jail was among those inspected but it was not listed as unacceptable, Kuharich told the Telegraph. The first report has already brought action on the Greene County Jail after years of neglect. Kuharich described the latter as "strictly unfit to house prisoners" and said at a later hearing that it was a "firetrap" and filthy". Circuit Judge L. A. Mehrhoff finally ordered the jail closed down on Nov. 6 after Sheriff Don Vinyard had already removed all prisoners from the ancient structure. As far back as the 1890's it had been recommended that a new jail be built. The 150-year old Madison County Jail was also among those studied for the earlier report. Although recommendations for improvements in procedures were made to the Sheriff and Board of Supervisors, the structure itself was acceptable to the state inspectors. Another report on 32 additional county jails, including the Calhoun and Jersey County jails will be released "hopefully by late January," Kuharich told the Telegraph. The latest report criticized some county sheriffs for recruiting their wives as jailhouse cooks, and in some instances, as jail administrators or matrons. It also said that virtually all the jails inspected lack trained guards. Kuharich told the Telegraph that his office now had a training program for jailers, and he hoped more county jails would take advantage of the training already completed by about 175 men. Kuharich said his office was not "just pointing the finger," but "we want to show the local officials how they can improve the jails." Kuharich said he didn't expect conditions to be corrected in six months when they've existed for over a century, even though the law gives him power to enforce standards after that period. Judge Streeper, his cane and his wife Judge Streeper honored By STEVE TROSLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Judge I. H. Streeper III, Madison Co., judicial and political figure since 1923, was honored by the Alton - Wood River Bar Association with a silver • handled walking stick at a dinner held at the Lewis' & Clark Motor Lodge Tuesday night. The walking stick, according to Alton attorney John Coppinger speaking for the Association is intended "as an extension of the gavel" and was inscribed "To a respected friend and judge." Coppinger lauded the Judge as a strict judicial taskmaster and said "He has always had complete control of his court." Streeper has presided over the Alton circuit court since 1952 when he was appointed to the seat vacated by Judge William Boynton's death. Streeper joined the Illinois bar in 1923 after graduating from Washington and Lee College in Virginia, where he holds an honorary degree in jurisprudence as well as a law degree. Streeper served as Madison County state's attorney from , 1924 to 1932, on the state legislature from 1933 to 1940, and as Illinois, assistant general from 1940 to 1948. The walking stick given to Streeper, according to Coppinger, was once a tradition among lawyers who used it to settle arguments outside of court. Streeper told the association, which he helped found in the 40s: "I have never made a personal ruling — I have always judged each issue separately." Associate on President Clayton Williams told the group that the judge had always been fair. YOUR FULL SEiViS$E PHARMACY • Delivers Free • Lets you charge it • Maintains long hours Alton 9 s Most Modern Pharmacy 2510 STATE ST. NORTH ALTON Dial 466-6801 OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF ARTIFICIAL TREES! DECORATIONS! PRICE Cosh and Carry ... While Our Stocks las*/ • NURSERY AT ALL STORES! For The Most Satisfying Heating A Family Can Have (conoco) I.M. 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