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Serving the Alton Community for More Established January 15, 1836 VOL OQCV, NO. 136 ALTON, ILL., TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 1960 18 PAGES rUtf Copy Motor of TbtAMMMfe Zoning for New ,/ Areas Approved With a single exception, City Council at « public hearing Monday night gave preliminary approval to district zoning set up for Milton Heights and other recently annexed areas. RVSH ORDER A highlight of the decisions leached was to retain a commercial classification for a number of the earliest business locations in the Milton area. Council to Consider Salu Park An ordinance authorizing improvements to Salu Park is expected to be offered to the AI-j ton City Council Wednesday) night after councilmen Monday night, meeting as a .committee of the whole, were given a report by members of the Park Board on suggested improvements and estimated costs. Dr. Gordon Moore, Park Board chairman, pointed out that the plan for improvements at Salu Park is a part of a continuing, lone-range plan to gradually improve park facilities throughout the city and was asked by the Council earlier. Herbert Hellrung, board member, outlined the scope of the improvement project and gave cost estimates of individual it- fn approving a continuance of commercial zoning for several locations, the Council overturned recommendations of the City Plan Commission which would have left semi-isolated business spots as non-conforming uses in residential /ones. - C-l (light commercial) zoning was voted for the Melvin Owens lots at Omerga and Milton road; for the Zimmer lots at Comein, Oscar and Milton; for lots of Mrs. Elsie Gelzinnis at the Come-in, Oscar, Milton corner; for the John Rodgers store lots at Milton and Robin; and for the St. On store lot at 2800 Hillcrest Aye. ('enter of Contention ' Gone Gelzinnis was a chief! spokesman for the owners of thei ****«"« business lots which wei'e the center of zoning contention. He I said the lots wore the "original 1 Milton business area when the| I ivst ot the aroa was in orchard." , He also pointed out that Milton will grow and needed the same) provisions for lias development thai had been accorded the Up-j, per Alton and Northside busi-j" ness districts. The councilmen also approved commercial usage for the west side of Milton road immediately north of Lincoln; and left Russell Venetian Blind manufactu- ory as G-2. Nixon Defends Gro Of American Econo CHATTANOOGA, Temi.—- Firemen and volunteers msh a crib-load of yonugsters to safety Monday night when an orphanage caught fire. All 115 children, including eight infante, were rescued without injury, as were nine house mothers. (AP Wirephoto) Lawyers Testify Fees Reasonable KDWARDSV'ILLK—Three area attorneys save testimony Monday in County Court that per-hour and court-day fees for ttop type of legal work performed by Attorney Harold G. Talley for Wood River Drainage and Levee District were reasonable BLOODMOBILE Wednesday, Noon-6 p.m. Fire Department 301 N. Delmar Hartford cms. He stressed that if finances j Most of the petitions were for! curtail work to be done immed- zoning classifications on Milton j iately, the improvement can be road for retention of business! spread over two or three years.! usages, and the one classifica-i Total Cost 'tion petition unacted on last night' was for exactly the op-1 posite — retention of residential' classification. Estimated cost of .the total project is $30,946, which includes new diagonal walks through the park, four sheltered barbecue} Five property owners petition-; areas, each having a capacity of •18 persons, a basketball court, office and storage facilities, garden area, hose and pad for children, improvement to soft- hall facilities, and parking areas. Hellrung explained mat the garden area would be a beautified spot with pool and fountain for use by elderly park patrons, while the pool and pad for children would be a concret- ed that lots on both sides of Mil-] ton road between Aberdeen and! Berkeley be zoned for residence j usage instead of business as has been proposed. The petitioners are Arthur J. Harte, 1203 Milton; Mrs. R. W. Metzger, 1202 Milton Road; R. W. Trogdon, 1201 Milton Road; Ernest W. Schuette, 1207 Milton Rd.; and Omer Wiseman, 1205 Milton Rd. They are represented by Richard Cagle as attorney. Hope for River Road Settlement Ike in Honolulu. Sets Round of Golf charges for such services. The testimony was hi traduced in support of Talley's $57,337.50 claim against the district tor HIP special type of legal work he performed for the agency during the three years after his original employment as counsel for HIP district on Jan. 7. 1957. Also testifying at \fonday's ipsunied hearing before County Judge Michael Kinney were two commissioners of the drainage- levee district, Douglas Knowles and Gordon E. Mallory, both ot Wood River. The two commissioners testified they had signed and approved the petition for allowance of Talley's claim for fees for the three-year period (without reading the petition ful- |ly. but relying on the word of Talley as to the accuracy of the time schedule and hourly or first of the three attorneys call* ed as witnesses in Talley's be half, testified that in his opinion charges of $2a an hour for lega services and $150 a day Co; court appearances u*ere "reas onablc." He was followed on the stain by State Rep. Ralph T. Smith an Alton attorney, who said his legal practice had not extendec to drainage or levee dislric matters, but said he felt the charges were reasonable foi that specialized type of legal work under canons of ethics o the American and state bar as sociations and a recommended minimum fee charge schedule adopted by the Alton-Wood River Bar Association. Expert Witness The third "expert" witness icourt-clay charges it contained.)\\-us attorney Jack McDonald ol Carrollton, attorney for the past AOilitional Wttnewtes B.v .M.ytVJLV L. .UWIWSMITH HUMJLULlJ </H>-President Kisenhowor, haik-d by mure than. Judge Kinney recessed court|2u years for the Lldred. Hart- OO.OUO cheering Hawaiian*, schodulpd another «oli 'round today ia » • r ' :55 P' m - Monday until 9 a. I well and Spankey drainage-levee i after auuaipnlly snapping back fa.si I'rum wwinrss ot his Far m - t'>i«Xv, when counsel for ob- districts in Greene and .lersej Kastern tour. jet-tors to allowance of Talley's counties. Eisenhower was admittedly cx-iti-Americanism in the countries jet-tor.' ,., f fee claim are to ual1 !hausted when he arrived from Ko-ihc has visited. That came in Okin- irea in this new 50th state at mid- awa, under U. S. administrative day Monday. Nevertheless, he lost j control since World War II, where Mayor P. W. Day expressed \ littlc ^me in turning to his fa- hope Monday night that a grading contract for the McAdams Highway may be let by Aug. 1, if negotiations today between the voritc outdoor recreation. The President took a brief nap and then played nine holes of golf State of Illinois and William Ab- at on a sunny, breeze-cooled course of tne b i ue p aciflc . demonstrators i yelled, "Yankee go home." and demanded that the islands be returned to Japan, That happened Sunday, the day the President originally had been bott result in agreement of thel^ten^toe ^themid-! Sd ' edul ' d t0 aiTive in Tokyo for only dispute slowing progress oni 80s but theve.wasnone of the mng-l a tnree " da y vlslt the project. iginess he had encountered almost! _ *». ; Day told the City Council,!everywhere on his tout- to the' LOllf* HlStOrY : meeting as a committee of the|Pliilippines, Nationalist Chfrct, " ••••'• three additional witnesses to the stand, including the third member of the drainage-levee district's trustee body, Virgil F. Overmeyer of Wood River. Levee board president Mallory and board member-trustee Knowles were called to testify by the objectors Monday afternoon, and were cross-examined by counsel tor Talley. John B. Coppinger, of Alton, block is entirely residential total fair market value of the dwelling properties between $80,000 and $100,000. They con- of dispute is a 6-by-6 foot tunnel, Todayi Ej seil h OW cr arranged a extending under the roadbed, morning round of golfj starting from Abbott's tool and die plant about S a.m. over the same course to the river. at the Kaneohe Marine Corps Air tend that to make it a C-2 dis-j The state wants the tunnel; Slatiou whero he p]ans to re]ax closed and Abbott wants >teft for of supervision. Councilman Clyde Wiseman suggested the matter be refer- southward to Milton hill should be red to City Manager Graham Watt, but Watt pointed out that zoned for business so that future development can proceed any amendment to the city tax| witl , adequate provisions for set- as is for possible use in a conveyor setup, the mayor said he had been informed. Piasa Die & Tool Co. of which Abbot is owner, occupies what used to be a power plant on the north side of McAdams Highway, a short distance west of the Piasa Bird painting. The tunnel, ed area with facilities to enable I Kntlrely Residential, ; mcetuig as a committee of the | Pliilippines children to squirt each other.! They pointed out» tliat tlieii-jwh ole, that the only subject 1 Okinawa and Korea. with hoses. - .-..--.-..... He told the council also that a start could be made with one or two barbecue areas, possibly without covers if necessary, and some of the other facilities for children and adults. The Park Board believes, according to Hellrung, that any economies this year should be made by making fewer improvements rather than cutting down on the quality of the improvements being made. All improvements, he added, are being recommended on the basis of a low cost of maintenance and a minimum Although admitting his un- Bell on Fire House to Remain Property of City trict as proposed would diminish these values. They also contend that some of the abstracts show the properties restricted by deed to remain residential. The Council withheld action pending a report from the city plan consultants to be obtained in time for action at the Council meeting Wednesday night. Joseph Schroeder of Milton Greenhouses urged that for the jbest interests of Milton, all of road from Brown street the rest of the week, That fire belJ that is being re- before flying home to Washington, moved from No. 1 fire house is Warmly applauding Hawaiians going to remain the property of i shouted the traditional welcome of i Uie Cit y ° r Alton - although its the islands, "Aloha," as the pres-' P rcdso location in the future is ident stepped smilingly from his 1 undecided, big jet airliner. They kept it up! Thc Iuturc Ol the fire bel1 was all the way along the populated (decided by Alton city council- section of his 22-mile motorcade I men Monday night at their ^meet- across tills 'beautiful island a committee of the Eisenhower came back to his, posal Mayor Day said, he had been ™ he " ™" u> ™ Ml " "\vbolt, told, was at one tinie a water in- 1 take for the power station. If grading of the highway cani own country with fresh memories be done this summer, paving con- »*•tumultuous welcome every-_„ __. _ tracts can be let next spring, the wherehewent in the Orient. Fhere Gl , l|iam Wiilt , 0 kepp t,, e bell mayor predicted. w « s o^y one marked touch of an- |m(j| H S||j , nhlp f for jts new location is found. Mayor P. W. Day suggested that the bell be installed suitably on the City Hall lawn. Some councilmen favored installing it in one of the Alton parks. Watt told the Council that several Altonians have expressed interest in obtaining the bell if the city doesn't want it, and disposing of it could be a problem Act hi}; inuniimously on a pro- with so many people willing to mpn ilia I. the city retain pos- of the bell, the council- directed City Manager levy must be made prior to July 1, and any Council action on the park improvement should be taken Wednesday night. One'Cent Increase Watt told councilmen that a one-cent increase in the city tax rate would produce approximately 512,000 in revenue based on current assessments. He pointed out that the current tax for the Park Board is 2.69 cents below its maximum. A one-cent lax increase wodB cost the average Alton family 80 cents a year. Wiseman suggested the Park Board lake $5,000 of its $10,000 appropriated for its tree program for the park improvement, but Moore said that almost the entire tree fund will be used for removal of dead trees and to take $5,000 from these funds would be tantamount to forgetting the tree program. He added that the tree removal is work taken on by the Park Board that was previously done by the Streets Department. Dr. Robert Elliott, Park Board member, told the councilraen that the board would rather wait a year than attempt to pare its budget to make the park improvement. He added that removal of dead trees is a costly pro- bucks of structures and qua to parking facilities. Two Hearings The hearing on the ordinance {for extension of zoning district classifications was one of two held last night. The second hearing was on a companion ordinance for amending two sections of the text of the zoning ordinance. Both proposed changes were approved. One section revision would make the City Plan Commission the hearing body on zoning changes instead of the City Council. The other would spell out more definitely a restriction that a nonconforming building may be continued only hi the same specific use, or changed to a more restricted use. For example a nonconforming grocery must remain a grocery, not be changed to a book store or other type of business, but might be converted to a residential usage. Japanese Industry Worried Over Reaction TOKYO (AP)-Womed over reports of a campaign against Japanese goods in the United States, Japanese toy makers messaged President Eisenhower today mat Meanwhile, maintenance work ade-jon the McAdams highway with- i hi the city has been recessed foi' : a week, pending receipt of a ssup- accupt ownership. Councilman Clyde Wiseman pointed out that the old bell is a part of the history of Alton and Khoukl be preserved. familiarity with the schedule of recommended minimum charges for legal services in Madison County, McDonald replied to n hypothetical question posed by Talley's council thai lie felt charges of from $25 to $30 an hour and $200 for each court- day were reasonable for such services in levee or drainage district matters involving assessment work or re-assessments. Both Knowles and Mallory tea tilted, when called as witnesse by counsel for objectors, tha the petition for allowance of tin fees had been prepared by Tal ley and they had signed it with full reliance as to accuracy o his figures for the time spent on such work and the pay rates charged. Mallory testified the board ol trustees had from Talley advance that he notice would comparatively cheap Councilman Jerome Spring-; cess while plantuig new trees is )mo8t j apaKese «„* pro-American. The assurance was contained in a letter sent by the Federation of Export Toy Manufacturers Cooperative in Tokyo through the U.S. embassy here, a federation spokesman said. man suggested that the council could raise the tax rate one cent to provide a start on the park improvement, pointing out that such improvements throughout the city will be helpful in curbing delinquency. Tne coundlmfn directed the members of the Park Board and the city manager to prepare an' ordinance tor action at the Wednesday night meeting on the park improvemfot proposal, afterjf°3ay '»* studying ail possible meaus ofjutvet sta i providing ftwds for a nun OB toe project Various American companies were reported "flDK** 1 '^; orders for Japanese goods because of the recent riots in Tokyo. DATA \T THE D4M 8».m. HI»U 97 ply of calcium chloride, andi awaiting the return of City En-i gineer Thomas F. Griffin Jr., I who is moving his family from California to Alton. Lucian Harris, superintendent of the city streets division, said today that preliminary work of reconditioning McAdams highway has been carried as far as possible until the water-retaining chlpride arrives. Two sections of the roadway close to Alton huve been scarified and pulverized and thereby made ready for the admixture of calcium chloride, and some patching and drainage work on oilier portions of the roadway lias been completed. ' chloride, because of its! moisture retaining quality, isj expected to keep down dust on the heavily used portion of the highway. It is to be applied as a water-bound macadam surfacing treatment. The process, said Harris, culls for application of a half-pound of chloride per inch of depth on each square yard of sun act'. The resurfacing will have a of foui- inches, ject (.'ails for hence the applying pro- two' VVflir* 1 **' pounds of calcium a square >ard.' Giiffin is to give personal di- 1 rection to the calcium chloride! application, the project in hand! being the first of the sort undertaken here. Intide Mutt* CD1TOIU4L bwuv. ! PACK 4 PAGE 8 PAGH i FACE « FACE li u to rim. j BAiMO * f V PAGI5 «• ftot REPAIR FOR FIRE HOUSE belfry in bftipg wrecked tier way. Tuck of i*Miri tinSu. 1 fife- aad W«U tttfcete get uii charge at the rates shown in the petition for his special lega work for the district, in addition to the $400 monthly salary received. Accepted Figures He said he had accepted Tal ley's figures on hours devoted to legal work, the same as he had figures from the levee district's engineer, Wilbur Stevens, on his time spent for work for the district in connection with levee-raising work and other matters of concern to the district. Mallory said he had heard "objections" to the fee charge rates made by Talley, and that particularly protests were registered at a meeting of officials from the area and industrial representatives at a hotel in Alton on April 19, 1939. Mallory said the petition for allowance of Talley's fees was prepared by Talley and he had signed it with full reliance on the integrity and advice of the district's attorney. Yet to be heard by the court, after Friday's expected final hearing on the petition for allowance of Talley's fees, are the petition of the district's commissioners for court authorization for payment of special fees to Stevens and objections to the commissioners' annual report. Mayor of Moscow Sees Drive-in Movie OTTAWA (APJ—The mayor of Moscow went to Ills first drive- in movie Monday night, ;uid the show made him an hour late for a reception at the Soviet Embassy Mayor Nikoli Bobroviukov aald his party dropped in for a 15- minute glimpse at the opeu-air movie en route to the reception. Then Robert Taylor and Julie London came on in "Saddle in the Wind" and Bobrovnikov stayed an hour longer, until it was apparent how the story came out. Blasts Critics; Claims Sov ietCoinparisonUnfair By THE ASSOCIATED *RfiSS Vice President Richard M, Nixon today struck flttt at administration critics who say the Soviet Union to making-greater economic strides than the United States and that the government should do something about ft. He said there is no chanTSe that the Soviet economy will surpass this country's during this century despite Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's boasts tliat it will be done in the next seven to 10 years. Nixon's speech, billed as a major discussion of the nation's economy, was prepared for the 40th annual convention of the national Junior Chamber ol Commerce in St. Louis, Mo. It was one of a series by the Republican presidential aspirant on national issues. "The critics argue that it we would just adopt their pet economic philosophy we too would grow like the Soviets," Nixon said. "They invited us to join them in playing what is rapidly becoming the most fashionable political parlor game of our time —a gume we might well call 'growthmanship.' " Unfair to Compare Nixon said it is unfair to compare the Soviet and U.S. systems because the Soviet Union is re building after the war and its economy is still primitive. He hit at those who say this nation is more interested in fancy automobiles than hi solid economic growth. "The epithet most commonly {Jung out by the growthmanship school is 'tail fins,' " he said. "Without either defending or quarreling with my neighbor's taste, I urge these antiproduction economists to be more explicit. What sort ol Soviet are they proposing? Wants L. 8. Help "Do they want a federui agency empowered to reguiatc the design of automobiles? Or are they proposing tax rates which make the manufacture of new cars academic?" 15 Injured In Two-Car Collision PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — Fif- .een persons were hurt, none crit- caJly, when an Illinois car crashed into the rear of an auto jammed vitli 10 Evansville area residents Monday night. Most of the 10 occupants of the ndiana car were children of Mr. and Mrs. James Jones of Evansville, and the driver was an older daughter, June. The other car, carrying five persons, was driven by Roger W. ,essely, 31, Chicago. Five of the injured were listed as serious and one as satisfactory n Gibson County Hospital here, where the nine others were re- eased after treatment. Mrs. Jones was among passengers in the crowded car, which overturned after the impact. Her husband was following hi a lickup truck. State police said the Evansville ar was moving slowly and evi- lently had just started up when t was struck. The accident oc- urred on U.S. 41 a mile north of \>rt Branch. Nixon advocated govtenMtat help to private industry whenever necessary, but otherwise stock to generalities in his discussion of economy. The speech tollowe4*n address Monday night at Mlilkrt, N.D. on farm problems. That talk was significant both for what he said and what he did not fey. He called on the {fee world to turn its food surpluses over to the United Nations to teed the one billion persons who go to bed hungry each night. But he didn't give his stand on pi-ice supports, a controversial subject in the farmlands, Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York, Nixon's only rival lor the Republican presidential nomination, said he would campaign nationally for the party's candidates in the fall. Rockefeller's statement drew an official cheer from GOP National Chairman Thruston B. Morton. But some Republicans viewed a national tour with misgivings. Needs New Vork Vote They were afraid die governor might stray too far from the crucial New York electorate. They feel Nixon, the likely nominee, would need the state's 45 electoral votes to win the election. Nixon's farm address Monday night came before a Republican rally of 3,000. He said it wouldn't be proper for him to comment on price supports since the administration bill still is before Congress. Nixon was in North' Dakota to support tile candidacy d Gov. John E. Davis, running for die Senate in a special June 28 election. His opponent is Rep. Quentin Bui-dick. Although Nixon strongly urged the election of Davis, he disagreed with the governor on one major issue. Nixon said he is in favor of the soil bank program. Davis is against it In the Democratic race, Mayor Robert Wagner of New York announced his support of Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts for the presidential nomination. Wayne Likely Chairman Wagner is expected to be chairman of New York 114-vote delegation at the national convention in Los Angeles July U. In St. Paul, Minn., a brief appraisal of the civil rights records of candidates came from Roy Wiiluns, executive secretary ol the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas—his Southern background is a big iiandicap to his chances. Kennedy—A good voting record on civil rights. Sen. Stuart Symington of Missouri—an excellent record. Adlai Stevenson—"It is difficult for colored people to buy a public* figure who believes in moderation as the South has demonstrated moderation to be." Nixon—a good record. In the only contests in Maine's primary Monday, John C. Donovan won the Democratic nomination to Congress and Stanley R. Tupper won the Republican nomination. They will fight for the seat that Rep. Frank M. Coffin, a Demo, crat, is giving up to run for ernor. the »g«ute~-Staff Photo Hill tolloM, aud l tke &oon ia ako oa I TODAY'S CHUCKLE Typical husband: "Where am I when you serve the meals Horn which 1 always get tlio leftovers?" <£i i960. Goneral t-otttuies Corp.; Medalist Doris Phillips Wins First Round Match Miss Doris Phillips of Belleville, won her match from Mrs. Dale Wright, Paris, 5 to 4, in the first round of match play at the Illinois Women's Amateur Goli Tournament at Lockhaven this morning. ui the only other championship flight match completed be* fore 12:30 p.m. today. Mrs. Morgan Evans of Bloonungton, downed Mrs. Delmar Huegel, Springfield, 5-4. The other 14 matches in the top bracket will finish later in the day. The only flight to be completed was the first. Results ot the first flight are: Mr* F. A. Torrey, Pekiu, over Mis. W. F. Jreeiey, SpriugtMd, 1-up; Mrs. George Bassford,y Alton, over Mr*. Paul O'N«b| Alton, Mrs. Weldon MuUiken, Bloom" Ingtou, over Mw. H. C. Vance, Champaign, 8-7; Mrs. WiUard Tobln, Springfield, over lit*. William Leach, DuQuoin, 3»up; Mrs. James Priilman, djarn- uaign, over Mrs. John Leonard, Belleville, 3-9; Mrs. &e BtMBU, Kankakee, over Mrs. Yontx Ban* nett, Bloomington, 2-1; MH, N. G. Wickennaustr, Alton, ever Mrs. BilUe g. Harper, i-2; Mr*. H. Q. Jajum, ham, over Mrs. Albert •«**!, Peoria, l-up. Matches in tne wcow}. third, and fourth flights wifi |0 this aftcroem, The winners 9! the in each flight wtU (M |0 in •*

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