Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 11, 1971 · Page 3
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Minority workers dispute Fv\ 11.1971 A-3 A "rejuvenated" Urban League is "in a position" to mediate the dispute between unions and the government over the hiring and training of minority workers on construction projects in Madison-St. Clair counties, the League's director said Friday. Edward B. Smith, executive director of the Urban League of Madison-St. Clair counties, told the Telegraph that he directed a "rather successful" apprenticeship program in co-iperation with local unions in Phoenix, Ariz. "We would like to bring that kind of program to the Bi-County area," Smith said. Smith said the so-called "Ogilvie Plan" for training black workers wh i c h was signed by the contractors but not the' unions, "should not have been necessary." "The unions should have shown there was no need for any plan to be forced on them by acting on their own to Urban League ready to mediate P!ASA CORNERS C' outdo the plan," Smith said. Smith described the Bi- County Urban League as "rejuvenant" in 1970 after being "dormant" in 1968 and 1969. "Racial incidents" in East St. Louis "scared off some of the initial advisory people" who had organized the Urban League in 1966-67, Smith said. In 1970, though, the League received a charter from the National Urban League and established a job referral and placement program. In its first two months, 293 persons have used the program and earned new wages totalling $154,000 for November and December, Smith said. "We want to take people off the welfare roll and put them on the tax rolls," Smith said. The League also has set up a "skills bank" of unemployed persons with skills in trades, crafts, and clerical jobs that are available on the call of employers. Smith and his job specialist have also been calling on personnell and industrial relations people in companies in the two counties to "assist them in hiring more qualified minority workers." They have especially been working with small businessmen from minority groups. The League has a $36,000 grant for 1971 which win be used to bring business, labor, and government leaders together for conferences and workshops on "how to attack the problems of minority groups", Smith said. The League has applied for a much bigger program though that "will get it all together", Smith said. This is a Cencentrated Employment Program. (CEP). Smith said he headed one of the biggest and most successful CEP programs in Phoenix before coming here in October. The Phoenix program was staffed by 110 persons and 640 p e r' s'o n s were placed in new jobs every two months, he said. The CEP program would be available to whites and blacks who are unemployed or underemployed, Smith said. "In the near future we hope to open an office in the Alton area that will serve all races," Smith said. Presently the League just has an office in East St. Louis. The outreach workers for the League in the past three months were 11 SIU- Edwardsville students who also received credit for internship experience in social work. The League's budget is in a "critical state," Smith said. Unlike most other Urban League's in the country, the Madison-St. Clair one so far has received no aid from the United Funds. The League is now beginning its own fund raising drive, with the hope lh;il eventually it can come under the United Fund campaigns. The success o!' the local fund raising will also tleler- mine how much the Ri-('oiinty league gets from the federal money made available lo the National Urban League. Smith said. Smith said the League is cnnlinuini: its tradition of li e i n 51 "nonmilitant" and "working within Die system." Hut li e added that greater emphasis is now placed on closer contact with the people beim; served, and finding out what they waul before slsivlinu a program. "This is a help people help iliemsclves program." Smith said. •'; /^si-V \ :^\ City issues 520 building permits Building permits totalling 520 were issued in Alton during 1970, bringing a construction valuation of $7,327,404, according to a report prepared by Joe V. Schultz, chief building inspector. This compares with 499 building permits issued during 1969. A total of $2,168,208 was gained in construction valuation over the single year period. According to the report, 77 permits were issued for new construction, 463 permits were issued for additions and repairs and 32 permits were issued for signs. "I think this is an exception," Mayor Paul Lenz told the Telegraph. "However its a good exception considering the economic trend we are faced with." The report indicated that 70 permits were issued at a work value of $46,345 for demolitions. , Fifty-six of these permits were for the destruction of dwellings (61 units). 14 for non-residential private and two for non-residential public. "Many of the local home builders and contractors are taking advantage of the room made available by taking down the old buildings," Lenz said. "As a result they are upgrading ,the area, which of course is encouraging." He added that there was a progressive attitude in the area which has a positive influence on local industry and area developers. "The decision of thei Alton Box Board to build here in the city is an example of this progressive trend," Lenz said. The city actually took a loss of revenue from the' building permits. According to the report, permit fees collected was $21,700.00 compared with expenses for supplies, salaries and contractual services which amounted to $22,355.00. CONSOLIDATED REPORT OF CONDITION OF GODFREY STATE BANK of GODFREY, ILLINOIS AND SUBSIDIARIES at the close of business on December 31. 1970. Published In Response to Call of the COMMISSIONER OF BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES of the State of Illinois. ASSETS 1. Cash and due from banks (including $ None un- posted debits) $1,128,612.28 2 U. b. Treasury securities 1108 717 57 4. Obligations of States and political subdivision .. , '276,68531 5. Other securities (including $ None corporate _ stocks) 200,187.50 8. Other loans (including $ None overdrafts) .... 2,74536170 9. Bank premises, furniture and fixtures, and other assets representing bank premises 11020431 13. Other assets 1,551.88 14. TOTAL ASSETS $5,571,326.55 LIABILITIES 15. Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships and corporations $2,274,618.26 16. Time and savings deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations i 794 (333 31 17. Deposits of United States Government ''282,17630 18. Deposits of States and political subdivisions .... 502,118.69 20. Deposits of commercial banks 25 OOo'oO 21. Certified and officers, checks, etc 42 509 93 22. TOTAL DEPOSITS $4,921,061.49 (a) Total demand deposits 82,910,119.24 (b) Total time and savings deposits $2,010,942,25 27. Other liabilities 121,859.06 28. TOTAL LIABILITIES $5,042,920.55 RESERVES ON LOANS AND SECURITIES 30. Reserve for bad debt losses on loans (set up pur- ' suant to Internal Revenue Service rulings) '....$ 58,712.56 33. TOTAL RESERVES ON LOANS AND SECURITIES S 58,712.56 CAPITAL ACCOUNTS 35. Equity capital, total (items 36 to 40 below) ---- $ 37. Common stock-total par value ................ $ (No. shares authorized 6,000) (No. shares outstanding 6,000) 38. Surplus ....................................... 150,000.00 39. Undivided profits ............................. 169,693.44 469,693.44 150,000.00 For the Finest in Fresh Fruits & Vegetables IT'S YOUR FRIENDLY TOM-BOY THAT LEADS THE PARADF! SEE OUR WEDNESDAY AD! 41. TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS (item 35 above)..$ 469,693.44 above) $ 469,693.44 42. TOTAL LIABILITIES, RESERVES, AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS (items 28, 33, and 41 above). .$5,571,326.55^ I, Paul L. 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