Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 5, 1971 · Page 3
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, January 5, 1971
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Youth, hit by car, suffers cuts, bruises Steven C. Smith, 16. of 510 W. Airline Dr. in East Alton, was reported in good condition today in Wood Biver Township Hospital after suffering multiple cuts and bruises to his hands and face when struck by a car Monday morning. Po 1 i r e reports showed young Smith and Stanley Low, 14, were walking on Old Main Street, and were in the path of a car driven by Miss Vicky Barth, 18, of 210 Cooper St. Miss Barth told police that by the time she saw the two, she could not swerve to avoid hitting Smith, who was rushed to the hospital for treatment. Police did not file charges against either the driver or pedestrian. Car hits home., youth charged After his car crashed into an Alton home Monday, a 17- year-old Godfrey motorist was charged with intoxication and failure to remain within traffic boundaries. Charged was Thomas Edward Tanner of 4829 Wick- mor St., Godfrey. The car slammed into the corner of the home of Mrs. Maude Donnelly of 2219 Central Ave. shortly after 11 p.m. Monday, according to police. Police said Tanner, who was driving south on Central Avenue in the 2200 block, lost control of the car. Damage to the home wos extensive, a police report stated. In other Alton police news, a report was made of a window cracked by a rock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Myers of 2623 Myrtle St., Alton, shortly before 10 p.m. Monday. Two persons were sitting in the living room of the home when they heard a crash and saw the cracked window. Members of the family found a rock lying underneath the window. Police said the family could offer no reason for the vandalism. In East Alton police reports, Miss Claudia F. DeLong, 24, of 106 2nd St. in Benld, was charged with theft under $150 after she left Arlan's store without paying for a purse and a pair of shoes. Miss DeLong was stopped outside the store by an Arlan's security guard, who told police she saw the young woman take a purse from a counter and put it over her shoulder,' and then take a pair of shoes, which she put on, and walked out of the store. After booking, Miss DeLong was released on ijilOO bond. Allon Evening Telegraph Tuesday January 5, 1971 A-3 Methadone project is under way By OKNMS MrMt'HKAY Telegraph Slat'f Writer Melhadone, the synthetic narcotic: that satisfies the hard-core addicts' cravine. is being used for the first time in this area in a propram just underway in Kasl St. Louis. Six heroin users, ranijini; from age 21 to 40. who have not, been helped by other dru.u rehabilitation programs, now receive a close of methadone each dav at a center in Kast St Linns run by the A 1 c o holism and Drug Dependence Council of St. ('lair County, which also treats a number of Madison County residents. Lower crime rates and the restoration of addicts to good relationships w i t h their families and friends, through the methadone treatment, have already been demonstrated in Chicago, Peoria and Kockford, and on a larger scale in Washington, 1). ('., .! i in Harlinu. Executive director of the Council told the Telegraph. The methadone. dispensed daily in a glass of orange juice, is coupled with continued counseling and group therapy sessions, 11 art ing said. Though the methadone satisfies the addicts craving so that he no longer has to steal to supply his drug need, methadone itself also is ad - dictive so the user must still Bandit slugs customer in flower shop and escapes A flower shop customer who grappled with a ho'dup man Monday afternoon in Wood River got. a bruised neck for his efforts and the robber got away with an undetermined amount of cash. Bill Slatcn, 51 i!j Sotier. Wood ftiver, was a customer in Smit's Flower Shop, Second and Lorena, when the robber came in through an unlocked rear door about !>:;!!) p.m. and announced the holdup. The man. described by witnesses as tall and thin, standing about six feet tall and weighiim about IGii pounds, pointed his hand, concealed in his right coat, pocket, at the clerk, Kay Fisher. 1)111 Willow. She told police later the man put the pocket against her .side, and she thought he had his finger pointed at her. While the robber was helping himself to the contents of the store's cash register, he told Slatcn to accompany him out of the store. Slaten started to comply, then lunged at the robber, who hit him on the right side of the neck and fed. Slaten chased the man into the alley behind the shop, then back onto the street and west on Lorena until the robber got away. Slaten, the clerk and the third witness. Kathryn Love, 1H04 Miland, said tlie bandit wore a brown corduroy jacket and a blue ski cap trimnvd in yellow. The bandit said he had an accomplice outside the shop and for them not to call police. decide when he's ready to go off it. Though gradually reducing the doses of methadone is much less painful than the nausea and bodily contractions of "cold turkey" or going directly off of heroin or other opiate derivative drugs, the c o m p 1 e x psychological problems of the user must still be dealt with, Marling said. The East St. Louis center. which has been carrying on counseling therapy programs without use of methadone since .Inly, put high importance on involving the drug user's family in helping him solve the problem. Other addicts, and staff members, including former addicts also try to lend support to the addict who is trying to live without the use of drugs. In the future, Marling hopes a rehabilitatoin residence for alcoholics and a "crash pad" for drug users can be established in East St. Louis. Although the group's efforts, funded by the Illinois Department of Mental Health and the St. ('lair County Menial Health Hoard, now are largely directed at St. ('lair County, Marling said addicts from Madison County have come to be treated. It's too early to tell how the methadone program will ultimately change the lives of the six men now participating or the o ther addicts being added at, the, rale, of about two a week, Marling said. I'.ul, "already some families have gotten a great Christmas present" when a member of their family, for once in a long time, did not have to steal to satisfy the drug craving. Marling said. The Melhadone program, which began Dec. 7, is being carefully monitored and studied by the University of Chicago, and "we .should have something to say to the community about the ef- leclivencss of the program another six months," Hailing said. In distress in the cold Joseph Muse (top photo) lies on the ground, nearly frozen, as he awaits transportation to a hospital, as a curious bystander watches. In bottom picture, Muse is lifted to a waiting stretcher to be taken to St. Joseph's Hospital. Muse apparently fell from the porch in the background of the top picture. (Telegraph photos by Don Hayes). Alton man almost dies in cold after fall off porch As the temperature dipped to around five degrees early this morning, an Alton man nearly died from exposure after apparently falling from the porch at his home. Joseph Muse, 94 West 9th, had been lying on the ground for at least several hours, according to Alton police Sgt. Harry Williams. "His arms were stiff and he was pretty close to dead" Williams said. "He had to have been outside for quite some time." Acording to Muse's landlord, Muse had been out and returned home about 1 a.m. He was apparently searching for his door keys when he fell. "The door had never been unlocked," Clamo Woodson told the Telegraph. "So he was probably out there from about 1 a.m. until we called the police at 8:30 a.m." Woodson reported that he found Muse after his niece and seen him while she was on her way to school. Though there are rumors Marquette High School won't be closed Marquette High School, according to Lowell Brosamer, newly-appointed principal, will remain open despite the perennial rumors that it will close. "As long as the community supports Marquette," said Brosamer, the first layman to hold the post in the school's 43-year history, "Marquette will be open." Brosamer also said the commun.ity is behind Marquette. "The rising costs of tuition are the school's greatest enemy, but there are several indications that the community will support us." Brosamer has been at Marquette since 1957 and was appointed assistant principal in 1965. Coordinator of the state Title Education programs for the area's Catholic schools, Brosamer holds an M.A. in Administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Brosamer was also appointed recently to a planning commitee by Springfield Bishop William O'Connor which will organize a diocesan board of education to be formed this month. Brosamer, an Alton resident and father of six, replaces Sister Miriam Patricia Fancy of the Ursuline Order who has been appointed Provincial of the Ursuline Central Province. Sister Patricia, formerly of Prior Lake, Minn., was principal at Marquette for the last 3'^ years and holds an M.A. in Math and an M.A. in educational administration from Notre Dame University. A s Provincial, Sister Patricia will govern the ur- suline teaching order in a regional area covering from Minnesota to Louisiana, and from the Appalachians west to the Rockies. Sister Patricia says that criticism of Catholic education has recently turned from positive to negative as "society realizes the importance of private and parochial education." "I believe Catholic education has a fow rough years ahead, but that it will become well-established soon," she said. Sister Patricia also sees state aid coming, "But I hope that it is in the form of tuition grants. This would circumvent any constitutional problems because the money would not be given directly to the schools." Sister Patricia will replace Sister Alice Shaughnessy, who was formerly Superior of the Alton Convent, as provincial. WORRIED ABOUT PAYMENTS? If your payments are too high — refinance — reduce your payments without overextension of your moans or Inconvenience. 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