Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 30, 1960 · Page 3
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June 30, 1960

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

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THURSDAY, JUNE 90,1900 ALTON EVTOTCNQ TELEGRAPH Damage at Wood River Reported Heavier Than InTornadoof May, 1949 8TBTMMI WOOu BIVW BHfMB Cnftf WOOD RIVEft - Plate gftlt windows at three business firms, hundreds of trees and roof dirt* Age occurred during Thursday flight's storm, described as causing more overall damage than the tornado of May 21,1949, which struck the tlon of the city. southeast sec* Glass was shattered from windows of Schwartz Furniture Store, 22 W. Ferguson Ave., Hale's Standard Service, 201 E. Ferguson and the second plate glass window in two weeks was knocked out at Tedricks Pontiac-Bulck Co., 473 N. Wood River Ave. An uprooted'tree was thrown across the Dairy QueeD building at 115 E. St. Louis Ave., East Alton and a number of carports in Wood River, East Alton and Rosewood Heights area were knocked down. Fred Penning, public works superintendent and acting city manager during the absence of Lee Kraft, reported that a vast number of big trees were torn out by the roots throughout Wood River. This condition to a lesser degree was also reported at East Alton, Roxana, Hartford and Rosewood Heights. At East Alton the 100-foot police radio antennae at the city hall was blown down on w the building causing impaired police radio service. Chief Riggins reported that following the storm police could not make contact with the Brighton and Bethalto Police Departments and were unable to receive radio communications from the Madison County Sheriff's headquarters at Edwardsville. Several carports were wrecked at the Calico Trailer Sales Co., 627 W. St. Louis Ave. Tomlinson and Broadway streets were reported blocked by fallen trees and several automobiles were hemmed in and wires tangled in fallen limbs on Virginia avenue at East Alton. Heavy tree damage was re- ported hi the Maryland Park ana and pi MM and € wit out In varfooi tress of Eatt Alton and neighboring th« wtdmg pool at the East Alton Playground will be closed for the wit of the flood to the the conditions raising water level above that of pool. Tree damage and scattered roof damage occurred at Rosewood Heights. No fire department calls were received at River, East Alton', Hart- Roxana or Rosewood Wood ford, Heights as a result of the storm. Illinois Power Company reported that heaviest damage to their lines was at Bethalto with lesser damage at other Wood River Township towns. Six crews totaling 24 men were called out following the blow by the firm and service in several areas had not been restored by noon today. Western Adjustment and Inspection Company, who have opened temporary, storm damage offices at 13 N/ Wood River Ave. to handle claims resulting from last Wednesday's storm are apparently in full swing with the additional claims coming in from last night's storm. The firm processes claim adjustments for numerous stock insurance companies. Batchtown BATCHTOWN — Michael Klockenkemper, son of Joseph Klockenkemper of Norfolk, Va., is visiting with his grandmother, Mrs. Emma Klockenkemper. Bonnie Snyders, a University of Illinois junior, is a camp counselor at Burr Oak Camp for Girls in Wisconsin this summer. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kanyr and children of McKees Port, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Creech of Godfrey visited with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kinder and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Creech Monday. Zion Lutheran Church will have its annual chicken supper July 9, at 5:30 p.m. CARPORT WAS FREE! Vernon Jotting's home, 703 Willo- way, East Alton, added a carport this morning- daring the rain and wind storm. The carport was lifted off his neighbor's home and punctured a large hole in the Jutting roof before It came to rest behind the house.—Staff Photo. Red Cross Offers Aid to Storm Victifns Storm victims who need assistance from the Alton-Wood River chapter of the American Red Cross should call the Red Cross office, Mrs. OrvUle Henry, executive director, said this morning. George Peterie, chairman of me Red Cross survey committee, to- day checked the area to determine if there are families in need of disaster assistance, she said. Mrs. Henry said tarpaulins have been issued to a number of homeowners who reported damaged roofs. The chapter does not anticipate a problem of mass feeding, she reported. Storm cases are to be processed according to urgency of each individual, she added, and rehabilitation will be on a casework basis according to financial standing and insurance coverage. Distance from New Orleans to St. Louis via the Mississippi River is 1,200 miles. ROLLER SKATING LESSONS Classes now open for all ages — Beginners or Advanced IMPROVE YOUR SKATING ICELAND, Inc. .2715 E. Broadway HO 5-2528 Towns and Farms \ North of Alton Damaged by Wind Tomadlc weather played a repeat performance to the world's most reluctant audience early this morning when high-velocity winds, rain and hail roared down on Bunker Mill, Shlpman. Plasa, Brighton, Worden and adjacent areas. In many Instances, especially in the case of Bunker Hill and Its rural environs, the storm heaped,insult upon the injury inflicted by a similar blow and rain that struck at approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday. The storm this morning roared through at approximately 1:30 a.m., rooting out trees, blowing down limbs, toppling a few chimneys, and downing utility poles which cut off electric and telephone service. Whereas the Tuesday night storm only blew off an inciden tal shed door or a few dead tree limbs at Brighton, the blow this morning rooted out large trees, some of them falling against houses or porches. This occurred at the homes Of Byron Towse and Mrs. Lily Begman. Along Highway 112, extending north from Route 140 to Bunker Hill and beyond, large trees were uprooted and many farms north of the community were hit again after being severely damaged by the Tuesday night blow. Silos were dumped over some against barns. Damage to barns and machine sheds inflicted Tuesday night at the farms of William Komniek and Harry Morrison Jr., was repeat ed this morning. Bunker Hill along with Brighton and Shipman, were without electric pow er today. Shipman and Ptasa expert enced the loss of trees and som roofs were damaged. A brick chimney was blown over on a part of Shipman Methodis Church, At Warden heavy damage was inflicted upon the business district and, with electric powe cut off, Mayor William Jenkim asked for aid at 3:40 a.m. today from the county sheriff's office No personal injuries were reported. Damage to farm crops had no been evaluated by competen BRUSS1L8 — Mr. ifld Ithtt •otft EHttftnnin afld fiiflfly of Cnoxvilfe) Term., aft suMMfinf a vacation here with hw flu* enti, Mr. and Mrt. TMo T, Naarup. Mr. and Mrs. Cart Pottnwn, Mr. and! Mrs. Elmer HIM ftttf fred Welihaar attended the Mill dlttrict convention of American Legion in Orafton Sunday. The American Legion will sponsor a socjal July 3 at the Legion Man here. Mr. and MM. Adam Haug quietly celebrated their 38th an* nlversary Sunday. Mn. Edward Stellbrink and son, Dnvld of Phoenix, Ariz, are visiting with her mother Mrs. Caroline Wlttmond. Prank L. Hagen Is a patient in John Cochran Hospital, St Louis. State Rep. Carl H. Wlttmond Is on a business trip to Washington, D.C. NOTICE! WE ARE NOW AT OUR NEW LOOATION 309 HENRY ST. For your convenience we have an after hours depository and the following collection stations for payment of water bills: Dick's Drug Store 1426 Washington Avenue National Food Stores 1862 East Broadway, 510 West Delmar Kroger Stores Alton PkHOi MonHcello MOM Sears, Roebuck ft Go. 309 Plow Street ALTON WATER COMPANY NOW AT 309 HENRY STREET Brww observers by noon today btr farmers, giving off-hand opinions, were disparing of the wheat crop which was ready for harvest on most area farms The wheat was blown, twisted then matted against the ground a condition that will make it difficult to harvest, they said. 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