Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 1, 1960 · Page 9
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 9

Alton, Illinois
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Friday, July 1, 1960
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FRIDAY, JULY 1, 1960 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE NINE Camera Tells Story of Widespread Damage Caused by Storm TWISTED QFF FOUNDATION SOME WON'T FLOAT Boat storage shod on Route 100 the .shed, .six of them damaged and two which wax damaged by the storm early destroyed. Thursday morning. Ten boats were In Eldon Williams' home at the Old Jerseyville road and Williams street, In which the family had been aroused from sleep. They started to the bane* ment, getting almost to the bototn of the stairs when the house twisted on the foundation. They were treated at St. Joseph's Hospital and dismissed.— Staff Photo. WHO'S SUPPORTING WHO HERE? Roof supports of the bath house at SummersPori are hanging in mid-air after three rows of concrete blocks were blown out from under them. The iron barn are now holding up sections of block still cemented together. The pool will be reopened Saturday after temporary renairs.—Staff Photo. News North Alton STORM DAMAGE STILL TOPPLED TOMBSTONES St. Patrick's Cemetery on Green- their bases, trees blown down, and rain- wood avenue suffered widespread dam- softened earth gave way beneath heavy age as tombstones were toppled off monuments.—Staff Photo. STORAGE SHED WITH A CURVED ROOF Storage shed on the E. E. Williams early Thursday morning, the way it property on Williams drive five miles fell gave the illusion of a curved roof, west of Alton on the old Jerseyville —Staff Photo, road, which was damaged in the storm Some of the minor damage as a result of Thursday morning's wind storm included a report of damage to an automobile at 2324 Birch St.. when a tree fell ion it. The street was also blocked. ' The Admire house at Alby I street and Fernvvood Place had i ] damage on its porch, j Although the storm was not j a factor, another accident which ' occurred in last night's rain-1 storm was reported to Alton ' I police. The parked car of Mrs. Mil- I dred Wittman of 29 E. Elm I St. had damage about the left i rear after it was struck by a I sedan. Chester Frazer, of 160 iCarringer Ave., Wood River, driver of the sedan was said to have dozed at the wheel. His car. damaged on the right front, was moved by Haper Towing ; service. | VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL I PROGRAM SUNDAY NIGHT j The First Church of God will! jhave its closing vacation Bible i school program at 7 p.m. Sun-' iday. The person bringing the| I most persons will receive aj gift. Certificates for perfect attendance will be presented. Crafts depleting the theme "The Church" will b« on dls- jplay. RESCUED FROM RUINS Henry Beciitold* Jik-'ong resident of Mill Creek Valley and member of St. Michael's Church, B'eltrees, is shown here with the statue of the Blessed Virgin and infant Jesus which he and his son saved from the tornado-stricken church.—Staff Photo. W.G.Straube Heads Plan Group at Ednanhville. VEVt BOY SCOUT TROOP CHARTERED A new Boy Scout Troop, No. 125. sponsored by the Bible RIPPLED ROOF OF BELTREES CHURCH Seen from the rear of St. Michael's loss in the Thursday tornado which Catholic Church, Beltrees, is what' is .s\vept down Mill Creek Valley.—Staff left of the roof. Shingles were ruffled Photo. DEDICATION CRIMPED Dedication of this new post office had hoped to move into the new quar- building at West Alton, set for today, ters today. One of the men on the roof is the owner of the building, Joseph I. Smith, who was a rural mail carrier for off. Mrs. Belle Mitchell, postmaster, 50 years.—Staff Photo. Mitchell Youth D,enies He Deliberately Killed Father Hostesses, Stewards Strike Air France EDWARDSVILLE - William G. Straube was elected chair man ol the City Plan CommU sion at a meeting Wednesday night, replacing Robert Trono. Presbyterian Church, was char- Tne mecllng was the fll ,, ,„ oe tered Thursday evening. Louis. held sjnce several vacancies on Wadlo and James Paynter are the commission were filled by scout master and assistant re- M ay or William C. Slrauhc last spec-lively, and Darl Walker re- month. ceived a junior assistant ssout- George Handlon was elected master badge, along "with his i vice chairman and Edwa/d >cout badge. Other new scoutsjClarkin was named secretary, are Dallas Myers, Gary 1 Wll- ! The Telegraph learned that a Hams. Dale Petersen, Dennis j Potion to rezone a tract on the Martin, Ronald and Ricky 'corner of Schwarz and West Sprlngman, Mike Scoggins. Ron i streets, across from the senior Meintzer, Robert Isrlnghausen, ! M % h school, from multiple dwel- Ernest Via and Dave Bazzell. j lin « to commercial was pre- The troop will meet on eacJr sented to the commission and a recommendation to rezone was denied. The Kdwardsville Corn- Tuesday evening. •rnunity l^iit School District is on record opposing any such zonln? changes on the perimeter of school property, as is ever Kincaid and Associates, th? firm employed to draw up a master plan for the city, the Telegraph learned.' fyidlo Knocked Out EDWAKDSVTLLE — Lightning during Thursday night's storm struck a line at police headquarters and put the "point to point" radio communications system out of order. Police Sgt. James Smith, who was on duty at the time, reported today. A radio unit, contacting other police stations and police car radios, is still operating, however. Chief Jack Hartung said. PARIS (API — A strike of hostesses and stewards today EDWARDSVILLE — D a v i d . noticed blood on his father's'forced Air France to cancel about Luther Fisher, in taking the wit- i mouth. one-fourth of its flights. A five- ness stand in his own defense! Young Fisher, who said he day work stoppage was called in this morning, denied before a ""couldn't think clearly" when; protest over working hours on Circuit Court jury" that he hadlhe saw hi* father's body lying' transatlantic jets, intentionally or deliberately Ion the floor and couldn't recall killed his father, George Fisher, j questions asked of him by law. . 48, at the family home near • enforcement officers at the; I resident oi India Mitchell last March 21. scene, replied when asked by! The 16-year-old youth, on trial his attorney how he felt at the 1 lOUl'illg Soviet Traffic Mishaps In City Show Increase time: "It seemed like I couldn't have' done It it felt like a ,.„,_.. Pt-R-es.dent Ra- dream, and It'still seems like it i J^ndra Prasad of India left by •plane for Stalinabad today, con"No, sir," each j tin " ing hls soodwill tour of the now. Fisher time he three was asked one of °ff±L q r!!r i flve P«<ient« were"discharged. one birth was recorded. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Larry i Roxana, a daughter, at weight ?i OPEN AIR HOME O, K, Hoelftcher home on the old trip and found their house damaged by ... , „...._.. ,_., <Jje gtom A go|l tew Jiwt ^^ ^* storm took away the roof.—*8taff Photo. during t They had road which «w uuroofed stum Thurtday • moroiog Juat returned from a vacation for murder, was a witness for more than two hours this morning in Circuit Judge Joseph J. Barr's court. On direct examination by defense counsel Austin Lewis, young Fisher related in a subdued voice the circumstances P° 8ed b y, hu attorney: "David, which led up to the slaying the! dld >' ou intentionally kill your forenoon of March 21. 'father?" "David, did you de- He said his father had a '"»wtaly »'" V^ r father?" and "vfranmt Innli" that iiini-mmi ; "DflVJd, COUld yOU deliberately . , „. stiange look that monung. np,. KOn ->" pounds •> ounces. The mother is, when the father approached . kl » an >* Ifc0 "- .' AUiWM the former Judith Kroeger. him riant' thn Hru-u> na ha nur ' Abblblolll inlalc fc AUOi (16\ HUH i tea i me uuux UP ntf cai- \ <* vt*»f %/;>.,>j«i,, T>U.» ^\, f , tun irtid a cocked and loaded Ant-l*"*".H""-*,>*«*» «""*«•; „$*« V ^J^JSj tofl ^l ,lamination of the witneis lute M M - Wdb Admitted. ; before a recess. Discharged were: Mi's. Opal Alcan Fined For Violation Of Labor Act SPRINGFIELD - U.S. District Judge Omer Poos of llills- tion of the Fair Labor Stand-1 Honfier E. Clark Jr., Alton, pres- ards Act. ident; and Cyrus Neal Krieg. The charges were in relation! baum Jr., West Alton, vice pm- ;to minimum wages and over- j ident. The company consonted to a civil order restraining it from • time in excess of the 40-hour week. Charges against two offi- of the company were dis- future violations of the act. The *d I'- S, attorney's office said the The sentencing was on the company has made restitution of boro today fined the Alcan Pa- company's guilty plea of March $3,500 to Us employes in con. per Co- of Alton $1,500 on a plea 16. Otfirials against whom ni-ction with the alleged viola- f guilty to a charge of viola-'charges were dismissed preparing to leave the house to "go rabbit hunting." Young Fisher said his father made a movement with his right hand toward his left, hip, which "startled him." All he can remember, he related on direct examination, is that the shotgun -which he wax carrying- in both hands—discharged. He laid he had no recollection of pulling the trigger or 'aiming at his father. The defendant said his father stepped backward and he said! l '° urt he has no recollection of hav- this was called for lunch. The state concluded presentation of evidence late Thursday afternoon, and initial defense witnesses, including neighbor* of the Fisher family, testified at a night session of court Thursday which extended until 1:45 p.m. It was expected the case Handle, 1434 Tower; Mrs. Victoria Melkamp, 1012 North Main; Mrs. Audrey Farmer, 401 South Brown; Mrs. Ronall Pratt and son, 1532 Gerber; Miss Valerie Chamberlain, Rt. 3. Circto to Meet EDWABDSVILJUE -Circle Two of the Eden Women's Htwpltal « pistol in his hand Qt that: UDWARUSVILLE -One area time, or of realizing Ms father I resident was admitted Thursday had been shot -except that he'to |r. Joseph's Hospital, Alton: | Walter Nolle lot, Hollyhock lane. Dunlap Lake. Each mem ber is requested to bring both a meat and vegetable dish. This potluck will replace the regular meeting of the circle. Although the city area has been materially enlarged by annexations in the last year, Alton traffic accidents increased only 4 per cent in the first half of 1960 as compared to the opening six months of 1959. Record* of the police department show that for last six months traffic accidents totaled 746. Of these, 115 were accompanied by injury to per" .)titi, and there was one traffic fatality. Last year, in the corresponding period. 718 accidents were listed, 106 with injury, and tour fatalities were recorded. Thub accidents have increus- t<d by 28, injury accidents by 9. and the number of fatalities lias been 3 less. The traffic report of the police tor June was completed Thursday. It shows 120 accidents, 21 with injury, and no fatalities. This compares with 112 mishaps, 16 with injury, and no fatalities in June last year. Lust May had 108 accidents. 24 with injury. Of a total of 210 arrests made by the Alton department in June, 80 were on complaints of traffic violations. Sixty-nine oi the trail U' arrests were on charges of moving violations. June had no arrests for drunken VKTERA\ CH4VTAUQU4N& Alueh of tiic <ltnfiu|>.sit«ii( of Piawi'Chautaiiaui ot> curved within the memory of thete two weoTj. Vewkiud, (right) uotttma«t*»r and offkw and Tom Brown, a lualutettauof man, Ne been an*at-iated with the rtwurt (or 46 years, 43. The reiort JAlll mark IU 75th

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