Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 7, 1960 · Page 28
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July 7, 1960

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 28

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PAGE TWENTY-EIGHT ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Victim of Storm Haper^s Employes Save Truck Washed Into Sewer A truck hiidy which had bepniabotil 10 feet in diameter. iwashed Into a storm s#wer ati Henry Jones. Haper employe. ithe rear of Haper's Towingjand Joe' Kinsella. former Alton (Service, 601 Pearl St.. was re-i policeman, who is now employ- moved by Haper's employes ied by McDonnell Aircraft Corp., (Wednesday night. I drove the tractor Into the sewer ' Thr difficult project was ac-l tunnel - complishe* by lowering a trao-| It didn't take long to reach tor. attached to a cable from a iivrecker. down Hie 4() per cent j incline to the creek bed. Then the tractor was driven into the sewer which has an opening the Iruck which was about 1.600 feet in the sewer (about 4 city blocks) in spite of the knee-de--p sand and many branches, big stones and other debris in the bottom of the tunnel. sewer has many turns fts It extends on Its way to eventual drainage in the Mississippi River. I The big problem was hauling the truck out. By attaching chains to «he truck, .Jones and Kinsella hauled it about half way to the tunnel opening. They then had to get some longer chains in order to give the tractor better footing. This time they used chains 40 to 50 feet long. They hauled the truck through the sandbars more easily this way. After the. last turn In the tunnel, the long cable from the wrecker was drawn into the tunnel, after it was run through Wocfc on § trw to firtvc ft a straight line into the tunnel. The track was Hauled the rest of the way out of the tunnel and up the steep hank by the wrecker. The truck was discovered In the storm sewer by Alton Street Department investigators about noon Wednesday. Haper's had called the city when employes noticed that the truck was missing. The 1-ton truck with wheels 'and cnb but without a motor J had been parked in back of ttap- ier's for u|e as a parts source, •and was parked near a big tree TRUCK RESCUE IN PICTURE SEQUENCE Truck body on wheels was washed into Shields Branch sewer behind Haper's Towing Service yard, 601 Pearl St., last week, and was recovered Wednesday after nearly three hours work by Henry Jones and Joe Kinsella. Picture No. 1 shows where truck stood, beside tree which tipped truck into creek when it fell. In No. 2 Jones drives a small tractor down the bank with cable holding it back so vehicle won't tip over. No. 3 Jones and Kinsella start lor the truck through the arch under Joesting street. In No. 4 Jones drags a cable from a winch down to the point where tractor could no longer get traction on the slippery floor of the canal. Truck is finally pulled out in No. 5 and, in last picture, is winched up the bank to its final resting place with Kinsella guiding it—Staff Photo. UPPER ALTON By tn» «Hft> of the steep creek bank When the storm struck last week, the tret crashed across the npek bank and its roots knocked the truck into the creek. TTte following night in the heavy rainstorm, the truck was apparently washed into the sewer opening about 100 feet away. Assistant City Engineer Guy Fail-field said that the truck might have been washed further down the tunnel if it had not been partially tipped over where it came to rest. The truck was beyond where the sewer runs beneath. Ks Broadway, he said. THURSDAY, JULY 7,19805 ^gMbMMHb>iMMMMMb«aMMiib. ShlpftiAfl SHtPMAN - Mite Maty ABce Schflpfer, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schaettr of- Plasa, has received notification that she has been awarded the statff dwyree by the TlltnolB Association of Future Hometnaker* of America. ! This is the highest award an Illinois F. H. A. member can re-; celve. and was In the sewer Just about • beneath the gates of Owens-till-. 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The program was "The Flag of the United States," a discussion on the meaning of the flag's colors and the days on which the flag is displayed. After the meeting, games were played and prizes were won by Mrs. Emma Eaton, Mrs. Bob Davis, and Mrs. Mae Hessenauer. WCTU to Meet WOOD RIVER — The Woman's Christian Temperance Union will meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the home of Mrs. BertHill, 514 N: Second St. Approximately one per cent of West Germany's 200,000 engineers are women. NELSON DIETSCHY'S MARKET Sanford at Main St. FREE DELIVERY HOt-0694 Phones HO S-06U5 Firm, Golden BANANAS Lb. 06 Illlnl Green Cooking Apple Watermelon)) lb». U each 69c 8hurflne Pineapple and Grapefruit A 46-oz. I Drink ...... ft can* < Shut-fine Quart j Waffle Syrup bottle • Sburfreah Cracker* Ib. box I9c Upton Tea Bag* 48 in... 63c Blue Kara Syrup, IH-lb. bottle .... 880 Pork & Bean* S.F. 5 cans 49c Pet Milk 3 tall can* 49c Campbell « 41 A Tomato Soup M cans VI V Shurfioe Shortening Instant Sahka 4-ot. Jar 89c Shurflne Fancy « %H AA Purple Plums m can* Vw Shurftoe lu «}rup Peal* No. 8H wn»_ Shurfiue Fancy Fruit Cocktail, No. ijfi can* Softln Paper ToweU. roll I9c Puff* Facial Win ...... Frenh Ground Jtrej'i Bfello A OA^ BAOJN ...... <t JuJpOC ftr«y'« Thick * Ib. flj|4U 0ACOK ft box VV0 Pork Loin Bo»»t Ib. Cfaop*. U>. ...... Oik' Ib. a»c PoUsb Jtou* iinoked B« KoU Hiuu, It., U). to Eat of Ham. Ib. •••••••"" KDUliMld FRESH, TENDER SWEET CORN! OOD WONDERFUL COOKING RED POTATOES IFS GOOD! ALWAYS FRESHER AND CHEAPER AT BROADWAY AND MAIN LB. BAG c CALIFORNIA LEMONS DOZEN FOR ONLY JUICY THIN SKIN HERE'S BARGAIN FOR YOU! 3^ HOME-GROWN TOMATOES VERY GOOD! CHARCOAL LBS. FOR ONLY BAG! EXTRA GOOD! Eating Watermelons COME AND GET IT! LONG GREEN CUCUMBERS FOR SWEET GREEN PEPPERS; let Cold WATERMELONS ON SALE AT ALL TIMES. 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