Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 19, 1960 · Page 5
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 5

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 19, 1960
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TUESDAY, JULY 19, 1960 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAUK List Projects to Improve Water For Wood River WOOD RIVER - Members of the Wood River City Council Monday night listed four projects within the approximate $1,235,* 000 waterworks improvement program they plan to put before the citizens for vote. A water treatment plant, distribution system (water mains) Improvements, a one million gallon elevated water storage tank and the installation of a Ranney type well on the bank of the Mississippi River are the four goals of the proposed plan, according to City Manager Leland Kraft and Mayor James Delaney, who made most of the oral presentation. Their facts and figures were based on an engineering report of the cities water system made by Warren and Van Prague Consulting Engineers firm of Decatur In May, 1959. The firm had also previously made studies in' March, June and December of 1958 and the culmination of these' findings was produced in their revised report of last May. Treatment Plant First of the four listed is a water treatment plant to remove strutted west of town on th« river. Wood River's water now comes from an underground source and is pumped Into the system from wells The extremely short life of the wells, according to the report, has been a problem caused by the fineness of sand in the water-bearing formation which has resulted in gradual plugging of the wells. The high iron content of the water, (four times the amount specified as standard by the U. S. Public Health Service), and the excessive amount of hard* ness (reportedly three times as much calcium carbonate hardness as good water should have) are conditions which the council feel should be changed. , Reasons for preference of a Ranney type well start with get- ging a more reliable source of water. The council feels that with an assured abundant supply of water new industry may be in duced to locate in the area. Second of the reasons listed is the fact that the council feel money would be saved In the long run by the citizens using the filtered river water because iron from the water. Kraft point- « w ° uld be «Uy half «* hard- ed out that he constantly gets complaints from local housewives and husbands, that "the water I ness ° { present water. " «« water improvement pro. were ad °P ted ' l ls the P |an of "» council to keep the pre- ruined my wash," or "when I drew my bath water it was so dark and muddy I hated to getjPOf 1 ««* storage tank would al- *™» wells in reserve - P«>- into it." iso be located in that vicinity on One citizen at the meeting, \ Ule who said he was a new resi dent of the community, lament- °< «»» construction of a Ranney we » a concrete caisson, 13 Wood River Color Guard Gets Trophy WOOD RIVER—Mrs. Harle? Mathls conducted certmotries at the Monday meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary for (he presentation of the first place trophy won In 9th division competition Sunday by the unit col or guard. The trophy was accepted by Miss Audrey Ullrich, president, and will be displayed in the trophy case at the Legion Post. The color guard will defend its state championship title at the state fair in Springfield as Its next competition, It was announced. A new 50-star American flag was presented to the unit by the color guard, replacing the old flag which was burned In ceremonies during the division meeting. Miss Ullrich reported she has accepted an invitation to serve as one of the 12 pages, representing the approximately 900 units in Illinois, at the department convention in Chicago Aug. 18-20. Plans for the annual picnic and outing, sponsored by area auxiliaries for veterans at the Alton State Hospital, were reviewed by Mrs. Paul Ufert, rehabilitation chairman. July 27 has been set as the date of the event which will be held at Oak Grove Park, transportation Brighton. Bus has been arranged for veterans. Auxiliary volunteers who wish to assist will meet at the hospital to leave at 9 a.m. she stated. Miss Geraldine Campbell, who represented the v auxiliary ' at Girls Ullni State, reported on her participation in the week- ed that his water is so murky he! feet in diameter would be sunk long program on MacMurray is afraid to give it to his bab y .; a PP roxiniate| y 30 to 75 ieet be- river bed. College Campus, Jacksonville. Kraft pointed out that removal 'o^ of the iron should eliminate a\\ At the base of this caisson a „ .. * .,. yellow stains made on clothes,!"«""«" <* perforated pipes ^881 Alton Auxiliary i c iare pushed out 100 feet or more TTiis phase of the overall pro-!"™'" ^ e rivcr ***• T" 686 P'P" iect would cost approximately collect the water filtered through 5400000 and would entail con--the sandy river bed carrying it gtruction of (1) a reinforced con- ( ° the wel1 wher<? jt would then crete building large enough to be pumped out to the proposed ir- house the necessary pressure;°" removal treatment plant, filters; (2) an aerator and aer- The well would reportedly be ator basin for the purpose of developed tp pump 5,000,000 gal- To Install Officers EAST ALTON - Mrs. Elva Johnson, East St. Louis, 8th district committee woman, will preside at installation ceremonies of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 3 at 7:30 p.m. today at the commu- Mrs. Joseph Carnella will be commander to oxidizing the iron in the water Ions per day. The entire system^ recreation center so that it can be filtered throughi» being planned to take carei Mrg the filters; (3) an underground of local water needs for at least| seated concrete basin (clear well) to collect the water from the pres- nnnnnn sure filters; (4) six pressurejproximately $300,000. filter tanks to handle initially; Question Expense 4,000,000 gallons of water daily; A group of citizens at the' postponed due jto inclement weather in June. Cancel Meeting* EAST ALTON - All meetings (5) dilortnator and control equip- j meeting asked such questions ft ™ ot menf (6) pumps, electric mot-!as: "Do we need such an ex-™ aociery or ors and pipe; (7) land on which i pensive water system improve- to locate the treatment plant. ment plan with a population in- Tne Distribution crease for the past 10 years of The second item is distribution j less than 900 people?" or increasing of water mains. | Another inquired about the The present distribution sys-success of the Ranney <Well at tian Service of the First Methodist Church have been canceled until September, Mrs. Fred Becker, president, has announced. tern is made up of about 46 miles of water mains, including a 12- Shell Oil Co., and Kraft said that to the best of his knowledge inch feeder main running direct- jit was a success though it had ly west from the water well field "<* reached the maximum out- on the east side of town to the|P"t originally planned. existing downtown elevated wat-j Wilbur Stevens, city engineer, tank i said that improvements in the According to the enginering • wells had been achieved since report the principal problem of i the installation of the one at the system is the fact that there Shell. is only the one main and in the " was proposed to pay for the event it were damaged a serious i Project on a 50-50 basis with half problem would exist. ««* fu " ds * "W™^ 1 f ? mn 6en ' They propose installation of a I era! obligation bonds and 50 per second 12-inch feeder main in a j cent loop arrangement s w i ng i through the northern part of the; from general revenue The project would cost the av- city; this would greatly improve erage cittern an increase of ap- the flow and pressure and would i proximately $15 a year Kraft guarantee water for firefighting! pointed out. An increase in water the event the present 12-inch I rates from $225 to $4 per quart- feeder main should break. « for a minimum 10,000 gallons For firefighting purposes the |1» anticipated to pay for the pro- additional main is termed ajJec^if given approval by the "must" by the State Inspection Bureau, which grades cities for fire defense purposes and on the basis of which rates are set. fire insurance Cost of the increased distribution project would be approximately $186,000. Third on the list the engineering firm reported that Wood Riv- public at an election. The council has instructed Kraft to Contact the engineering firm and have the cost figures brought up to date and they then hope to hold an election on the proposed bond issue to float the project. The only other business of the council was approval of bills tot- er~s water system should be cap- alin S $52,915.99. able of providing a fire flow of 3,850 gallons per minute for a 10 hour duration. The present system is reportedly grossly incapable of meeting this demand. The 250,000 gallons of water stored in the existing water tank could supply only approximately!and costs here Monday on 56 per cent of this amount the j charge of disorderly conduct re- Fined $500 on Charge Of Indecent Exposure WOOD RIVER — A 38-year- old Alton man was fined $500 report indicates. Propose New Tank During the hot summer weather when water i* UMd locally in such large amounts there is not enough storage to carry through the periods; several times during the past summer the water level in the tank dropped to dangerous levels as the consumption of water rose faster than U could be pumped from toe ground. The proposed one million gajllon tank would cost approximately $200,000. Fourth is the proposed Ranney type well, which would be con- Married Couples! Stay Younger Longer Be full of pepit 40,50,60 Quit (Mlini w«*V,.»am-out, low ii> viUlUy. , «»» vw>, vigor suiting from his arrest for "in decent exposure" in the downtown area. He was arrested at 1:40 p.m. in his car parked on Second street just north of Ferguson avenue. The man was arrested on a similar charge in 1948 and paid a fine of $100 and costs at that time- Sydney Is a city in New South Wales, AustraiUa. It forms a fine harbor with Port Jackson. COLOR FILM PROCfSSIN HIOKS 1 STUDIO iOAMEJUIHOP MU UUlarala A«*M0 MM* Shop owners in Switzerland refuse to bargain over prices. Costs of goods are legally marked and that is the only price the shop owner will demand. PUBLIC SERVICE CITATION Alton Mayor P. W, Day presents public service citation to Raymond McAlpln, district sales manager of Shell Oil Co., for the promotion of the safe driving program in June. The citation was presented at the Public Relations and Advertising Club meeting Monday.—Staff Photo. Gets Citation At Meeting Of Ad Club Alton Mayor P. W. Day presented a citation to Raymond Me- Alpin, district sales manager of Shell Oil Co., Monday, at a meeting of Public Relations and Advertising Club. The citation was presented for the safe driving campaign that Shell promoted in June. The "Public Service Citation" was presented in connection with the advertising connected with the promotion. Harry Cass, member of the Ad £lub and community relations director of the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. in Alton, presented the program for, the- meeti/ig. He showed a film entitled "A Manner of Speaking," which 1 stressed the importance of courtesy on the phone, especially in business. William H. Bierbaum. Ad Club president, named some of the committees, as follows: William Green, Richard Massey and Ellis Gaddis, finance; Richard Judson, Edwin Jacquin, Herman Bunyan and John Dick, membership; Virgil Pinkstaff and Gail Myers, education; Harold Harvey and Leroy Payne, legislative, and the program committee members have not yet been named. Bierbaum announced the board of governors will meet the first Monday of the month. The student loan fund discussed at the June meeting will not receive more discussion until the August meeting. Wood River Club Hears Of'Sheltered Workshop' WOOD RIVER — Ed Stehlen and Mrs. Harry Cass, promoters of a "sheltered workshop" for the area to train physically and mentally handicapped children to take an active part in society through productive employment, outlined their program for members of Rotary Monday. They pointed out that to date nine organizations have pledged their cooperation to promote establishment of such a workshop for retarded children of the Wood River - Alton - Edwardsville areas. "There is not much chance for such physically and mentally handicapped people in this day and age of competitive jobs," Stehlen said. Our goal in establishing the "sheltered workshop" will be to provide these people with not only an occupation, but a better adjustment in society. Some help will be obtained from the state vocational train- Ing department, but' we must raise approximately $25,000 li $30,000 to get the project under way during the first two years. Though it will be a "not for profit corporation," the plan is to sell stock shares which consequently will return no dividends other than the personal satisfaction of donors in knowing they helped aid such people Stehlen asked that the Rotary Club distribute such stock and he asked that they give him either a "yes" or "no" answer as soon as possible. Alvin K. Stolze, presiding for the first time as new president of the club since the resignation of Louis Butterworth from the position, announced that the district governor will visit the local club Aug. 15. Stolze said the Aug. 1 meeting of the club will be devoted to committee plans for the new fiscal year which will then be presented to the governor when tie visits. A meeting of chairmen will be held at 9 p.m. Aug. 9, in the home of the new president. John Stetson was inducted as a new member by the Rev. Manley Mace, who presented u very profound talk and skit on "The Goals and Qualities of Rotarian." Visiting Rotarians were: Fred Alsberg, Carl Gregory, • Roy Williams, Roxana; Truman May, Edwardsville; Omar K. Whit lock, Effingham, and Denny Foster, Ed Foeller, Ralph Jackson, Alton. TREAT YOUBULF TO liuntfry*Fliiffy Plllewi Ticking Washed Separately Ytu'll Train for duty on land, ot tta« and in tht air, Ml V04W UKM y. i, UCBUltll WAMHINGION AV& Iftfc Itf tUt A MMn High ftahool Ortduttti Can for Three (3) Yt«n! Ferguson New Hartford Chief HARTFORD-Cyril Ferguson Firemen Stymied by No Water at Forest Homes FOREST HOMES - Lack of water In the Forest Homes area stymied Cottage Hills firemen in their efforts to save three homes destroyed by fire here since Jan. 1, including the William Patterson residence which left seven members of the Patterson family homeless, the Telegraph learned Monday. A report made public by Cottage Kills Fire Chief Bill Bryant showed that the department answered 12 alarms since Jan. 1. Nine of the fires were in Forest Homes where no water supply is available, Bryant said. Figures in Bryant's report show that total fire loss in the unincorporated area exceeds $8,000. Fire loss in Cottage Hills this year has reached only $50. Residents of Forest Homes draw water from wells and others haul water to their homes. Construction is under way to provide water to homes in the Forest Homes, Maple Park and Zephyr Ridge areas.' Water is carried to the scene of a fire in two 500-gallon pumper trucks. "We are hampered in fighting fires in Forest Homes because we have no fire hydrants for our water supply," said Bryant. Frequently firemen from Bethalto and Rpsewood Heights are called to stand by with additional water supplies. Plan Hydrants When construction on the water ?«» assumed the duties of Fire|f ysten ; '» ?? mpte ? d i j emenfpl " n to install three fire hydrants in Chief of Hartford, a position to .vhlch he was appointed by the village board following the res- gnation of Herman Kuehnel •.ho moved to Wood River this month. Kuehnel, who had been a fireman here for 25 years prior to his resignation, was made an honorary member of he department. Since Ferguson was treasurer of the department at the time he was appointed chief, he va- Mled this office and Dick Blackard was elected to take his place and 'he also resumed his duties in that office at the first meeting of the firemen this month. In Serious Condition HARTFORD — Mrs. J. B. Mock, wife of the owner and operator of the Delmar Cleaners, remains in serious condition at St. John's Hospital in St. Louis after she suffered a fractured skull in a fall down the basement steps Saturday at the home of her brother, Dwight Miller, of Cottage Hills. The injured woman's husband stated that they were attending a family barbecue at the Miller home prior to leaving on the first vacation that the family would have had for five years, when the accident happened. He laid his wife had started outside when she tripped on the top basement step and fell to the concrete floor, striking the bark of her head on a round in a chair nearby so hard that it broke the round. Mr. Mock said the exact extent of his wife's injury is not yet known, but that the doctor has told him that he believes surgery will not be necessary since she has passed the danger crisis but that she is still in a serious condition. Panama to Continue Sugar Quota Increase PANAMA (AP)-The Panamanian government has rejected a suggestion by nationalists that it cancel an increase in its sugar export quota to the United States. An official spokesman said that Panama negotiated the increase last year and it had nothing to do with the U. S.-Cuban disnute. the area. Later 10 hydrants'will be installed for adequate fire protection to residents of the area. Bryant said the Forest Homes- Maple Park water board will charge the department $40 per year for each hydrant connected to the new water system. On June 2 firemen responded with both trucks to the William Patterson residence in Forest Homes when a neighbor discovered flames under the eaves of the house and turned in the alarm. After apparently bringing the fire under control both tankers ran out of water. Flames broke out again and destroyed the home and all the contents. Patterson, an employe of La clede Steel in Alton, crawled on his hands and knees, broke out a window and then led his wife and five children to saftey after awak ening and finding his home on fire. "The Patterson home could have been saved if a sufficient water supply was available," Bry ant explained. Two More Two other structures were also lome at 1320 Fifth Street burned and three days later a, structure located at HOD Stanley Avenue was destroyed by fire. In a move to provide a sufficient supply of water at the scene tires, members of Hie fire department propose the purchase of a 1000-gallon tank to supplement [he two 500-gallon pumpers Ijy the department. Another proposal under study by the department is the need for another fire station centrally located in (he Forest Homes area. Under the proposed plan a pumper truck from the central station would be moved to Forest Homes. The substation would also include a fire phone extension and siren. If a fire was reported in the area a truck would leave the Forest Home Station immediately and travel to the scene of the fire. Minutes later the truck could be joined by volunteers and equipment from the central station. A proposed sub-station in Forest Homes would enable firemen to begin fighting the fire while a truck from the central station was on It's way, Bryant explained. Presently 8 to 10 minutes is re quired for firemen to travel to the scene of a fire in Forest Homes from the central station approximately 2 miles away from the unincorporated area. Named Assistant In a recent move to improve the fire protection in the area Bryant appointed a Forest Homes man, Leslie Hogle, third assistant fire chief. A siren and extension fire phone will be installed at Hogle's residence. Firemen began answering calls in the Forest Homes area in October 1947. When the Cottage Hills Fire Protection District was organized in 1948 firemen answered calls as far as 8th Street. In an election three years ago residents of Forest Homes, Maple Park and Zephyr Ridge were annexed to the Fire Protection District, extending fire protection over a 4 square mile area. Under a state charter the fire protection district was organized in 1948. First trustees of the district were Dr. John LeBlanc, Byron Drennan and W. M. Law. Under the leadership of the first fire chief, Emmett Wassman, the first fire truck was purchased for $700 through contributions from area residents and business places Present members of the Board include William Hale, president; Arthur Snodgrass, secretary, and Jack Stanford, treasurer. Included in the appropriations approved by the Trustees for the EmerickGete M"**** *•* «• JaycceHonor AtWoodRiver WOOD RIVER - Edward L Emerirk was presented a dls- j wardsville Thursday. WOOD RIVER — Municipal Band, as part of an exchange program with the local Muny Band, will present a concwt here Wednesday night and the Wood River Band will play M Ed- inguished service plaque for his work as president of Wood liver Jaycees during the 195960 year at a meeting of the group Monday night. Jim Maynard was selected 'Jaycee of the Month." Emerick's plaque was presented by John Mellott, current president, who also presented \\m with a past president's pin. Pins were also presented to Jim Peat, internal vice president; and George McPherson, external vice president for 1960-'61. Maynard, who has been a member for seven months, was sited as the originator of the lole - in - one golf tournament sponsored by the club this month and also served as chairman of the junior golf tournament. The principal Jaycee project discussed was the annual American Softball Association tournament at Jaycee field July 30- Aug. 13. destroyed by fire. On Feb. 26 a fiscal year ending May, 1961, are The Edwardsville group, under the direction of Cleon Ettkom, will play selections including: "Theme Muny Band Pwawrts," by Gail Metik, former member of the band; "El Cham," by Tarver; "Zampa," Herold; "St. Louis Blues," March. "Original Dixieland Concerto," Warrington. This selection will feature a dixieland combo of Nancy Blackmore, Richardson, clarinet; Churchill tenor sax; Dale Brotherhood Hears Rev. Roy Carlson Speckman, coroner; Jack Cherry, trombone; Richard Helm, bats, and Larry Under, drums. "Funiculi Funicula," Denza; "Allerseelen," Strauss; "Ingles- nia," Cese; "Victory at Sea," Rodgers; "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," and "You Are Love," from "Show Boat" by Kern. D. of I. to Meet WOOD RIVER — Mrs. Louis Chairney will give a demonstration and speak on "Ceramics" at the 7:30 p.m. Thursday meeting of Daughters of Isabella, Bishop O'Conner Circle 831, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. A display of her own work will be on exhibit. Mrs, Sam Adams is serving as program chairman and Mrs. Don- WOOD RIVER—The Rev. Roy j aid Claussen is hostess chairman. Carlson , pastor of Fosterburg First Baptist Church, spoke on the topic, "Follosv Me." at the Monday meeting of the Alton Area Men's Federation of Brotherhoods and Bible Classes. The meeting, held at the Rosewood Heights First Baptist Church, was attended by 65 men and four ministers representing 13 area churches. A vocal solo was presented by the Rev. John Lobos, pastor of the host church, with accompan- ihient by Mrs. Lobos at the piano and Mrs. C. Campbell at the organ. A medley of selections by the Spiritualaires Quartet of Cottage Hills, under the direction of Bill Miles, was a feature of the program which concluded with group singing. Coy Treat, president, announced the August-15 meeting will be held at the Alton United Church of Christ. Magellan took 35 compasses on his round-the-world voyage. levies that would increase revenues approximately $2,000 for additional facilities in the fire district. Included in plans for improvement is the construction of an addition to the present fire station. Mission Society ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS—The Foreign Mission Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Nazarene with Mrs. Lee Suhling, president, in charge of the business session. The Rev. Gerald Van Tine, pastor, will be in charge of the special musical program. The lesson study will be led by Lee Suhling. Telegraph Want Ads "CLICK" Low Bank • Rates Auto Loans NEW or USED Installment Credit Dtpt. Dial CL 4-3817 ILLINOIS STATE BANK OF EAST ALTON Read Telegraph Want Ads Daily Hospitality on the Highway! "Valiant Big Savings Don't w»lk! Don't run I Drtvt to your ViUani dialer... and «W/( • big toniM during "Valiant Value D»yi- M M the |M the MI Valiant When you travel by car, your trip can be made more enjoyable by taking advantage of Phillips 66 Hospitality along the way. Travelers like Phillips 66 clean rest rooms. They like Phillips 66 friendly, conscientious service. 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