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PAGE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 1963 Surge Damages Miami Ditch FAIR AND MILD train and showers are predicted thunderstorms with snow in the higher for the northeastern states Tuesday oim-nHnne if n-m K« nnn i«> «,, *u_ „„ night while drizzle and scattered showers are forecast for the Pacific coastal states. The central Rockies will have elevations. It will be cooler in the nation's midsection and the southwest desert area; warmer on the Gulf coast. (AP Wirephoto Map) 12 Die When Truck Overturns in Desert WeatherForecast Storm Hits Incomplete City Project By JACK BARBAX Telegraph Staff Writer Alton's Miami ditch, still under construction, could not contain j storm waters Monday evening but I Public Works Director Paul Lenz j was satisfied with" the overall per fomiance of the project. A spokesman for the R & R Construction Co. said the source of water hit shortly after 150 feet of concrete was poured. The concrete was damaged. There was flooding reported on Miami Street and some on Brookside. The Office Machines Ex HOLE-IN-THE-ROCK. (AP)—A truck carrying 46 Alton and vicinity - Generally I chango , ocate ^ at Broadway where fair through Wednesday. Cooler!, ne sewer goes under u, e highway tonight with little temperature j was surrou nded by two-feet of change Wednesday. High Wednes-j watet , day in the lower 80s. Low tonight 1 Utahltributed to hospitals in towns up;'" the L1 PP° r 50s per- to 100 miles away from the acci- sons through this historic desert area overturned Monday. Nine! Hole-in-the-Rook. which is actu- | ally a crevice in the towering Boy Scouts, two of their leader G)en Ca)]yon u . a ,, s a , ORg , he Co) ; Stoi and a woman newspaper reporte were killed. The list of hospitalized reachec 15. with at least two critical, a details of the tragedy slowly came from the scene of the acciden in the remote desert area between Escalante and Hole-in-the-Rock on the Colorado River. The group was from the Ogden- Salt Lake City-Provo area about 200 miles north. Most were Boy Scouts, but Floyd Loveridge, chief executive of the scouts in Provo, said the trip was under the auspices of the South Cottonwood Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Provo area. The adventurous expedition was led by a grup of teachers and college professors who had led many trips into Utah's red desert areas. One of the dead was H. Darrell Taylor, 45, a professor of languages at Brigham Young University in Provo and scout leader. Another of the leaders, Merlin J. Shaw, 51, of Provo, an assistant professor at Brigham Young and father of six, was killed. Monday was his 26th wedding anniversary Dorothy Hansen. 24. a vacationing reporter for Salt Lake City's Deseret News, was along for the ride and planned to write a feature article. Utah highway patrolman Burt Giles said the truck was grinding up a steep grade on a dirt ro'id that had been battered by the fierce desert winds and flash floods when the engine failed. Thebrakes wouldn't hold and the 2'/2-ton cattle truck plummeted backwards down the incline. It finally hurtled off the edge of road into a deeply eroded gully and flipped over, trapping most of the passengers huddled in the back and crushing some of them. Some were thrown clear. Many of the injured were treated at the scene when police and doctors arrived from Panguitch which is about 80 miles northwest. Private cars carried the more seriously hurt and dead to the Panguitch hospital. That facility could accommodate only about 10 of the casualties and the rest had to be dis- orado River, i? a landmark in Utah history. It was here the Mormon missionaries were able to cross the river and settle the uncolonized southeastern section. Nearby, the Escalante River the last major river discoverec n the continental United States cuts through the dull red dust anc It was found by a group the second John Wesley Debris a CIIIISP. Debris caused much of the flooding. Lenz said he removed several tree limbs and large pieces of lumber from the huge culvert and the water returned to the ditch. Lenz said the culvert showed it can handle a normal rain and midnight Monday and all stations] one of this scope is naturally go- •111 (Continued from One) tomers shortly before the rain. Telephone crews worked until were reported back in service to- ing to present a drainage prob- sand. rom D owell expedition down the Colorado River in 1871-72. Jr. College Aid Hike OK With House SPRINGFIELD. 111. (AP) - Al- hough no money is in sight to ay for it, the Illinois House has oted to hike state aid to public unior colleges by $2.5 million in he 1963-65 fiscal period. Rep. Paul Elward, D-Chicago, the bill was a to play on junior aid Monday 'cruel hoax" colleges because Gov. Otto Kerner has not included it in the two year budget. Rep. Charles W. Clabaugh, R Champaign, sponsor of the meas lem. sign! A woman who resides on Brook- day. Wind blew down the "E" at Eastgate Plaza Shopping Cen-| s jde meanwhile has hired an alter and knocked over the huge t0 rney this morning saying water sign at the Lewis and Clark Motel. Wind uprooted trees in East Alton, blocking Cherry, Pence and Silver Streets, and blew out windows in Denzer Office Supply Store, Reese's Drug Store and rant's Department Store in East Alton and Schwartz's Furniture Store and Tedrick's Auto Agency n Wood River. Part of the Maple Oil Co. roof on St. Louis Ave. in East Alton vas blown off and flooded areas ncluded Lakeside Valley Drive, Vood River Ave., 5th Street and he Glendale Gardens area. Hail damage to crops, mostly to wheat, was reported in all five of the counties served by the Telegraph: Madison, Greene, Cal- wun, Jersey and Macoupin. Calhoun County had some hail damage to apple trees, broken windows were reported in Jersey County and wind damage to roofs was reported in Madison County. Section of Rte. 140 and Rte. 112 between Bethalto and Edwardsville were flooded with water as much as a foot deep ure, asserted that 34 per cent (if | and a large tree toppled at the all students enrolled in public col-! intersection blocked the highway leges in Illinois are in junior col- i for a time. Mrs. Frank Parker, Rte. 1, Seminary Road, said a large tree fell on her house, another fallen tree smashed a well and a small building collapsed. During the height of her difficulties, however, Mrs. Parker managed to rescue a drowning bird from swirling waters. City Surplus (Continued from Page One) ies "appropriate more than they anticipate, then if they get the money they can spend it." In answer to a question, Grandfield said fund balances could be accounted for in one of two ways in budgets for the fallowing year. The money could either be shown as a balance and left n the books, he said, or it could be earmarked for specific lunds. Ail appropriations are terminated at the end of the fiscal year, whether used or not, he said. Decreased Steadily Grandfield said Alton's fund balance had decreased steadily since the end of the 1958 fiscal year, as the Council continued to use a portion of the balance for the next year's expenses. The fund balance, not all in cash, was reported at $402,000 on March 31, 1959. At the same time in the following years, the fund balance was reported as follows: $304,000 in I960; $206,000 in 1961; $180,000 in 1962. He did not give figures for years before 1959. The city actually expended $1,316,000 during the fiscal year, Grandfield said, and its revenue tor the period was $1,313,000. The revenue did not include such an- Ucipated income as delinquent taxes and protested taxes. Grandfield said the city collected only 88.45 per cent o£ its corporate tax levy during the 1962 fiscal year. This, he said, shows up as a "loss" of $68,800, although the city may receive a portion of that money when protested taxes are settled. Harry Ramey, city comptroller, reported that protested city taxes (or the 1963 fiscal year so far total $56,000. i V leges and yet they receive only 4 per cent of total state funds for higher education. To Senate The bill passed, 104-31, and vanced to the Senate. Another measure moving to the Senate with House passage was a $200,000 appropriation for a lake in La Salle County. The House also voted $72.6 million in two-year operating funds for the State Public Safety Department and $31.6 million for the State Mental Health Department in funds collected from payments by financially able relatives for care of persons in state hospitals. Meanwhile, the Senate refused to reverse its passage of a bill restricting use of electronic eavesdropping devices in criminal and civil cases. Sen. Arthur Gottschalk, R-Park Forest, who voted for the legislation when it passed last week, changed his mind over the weekend and asked the Senate to reconsider its action. He lost by two votes. Gottschalk and other opponents of the bill charged that it would interfere with the fight against crime. But supporters contended that it was designed to prevent invasion of privacy. Eavesdrop Bill The bill, offered by Sen. Robert McCarthy, D-Lincoln, would make it a crime to eavesdrop on a conversation without the consent of all parties involved. It is permissible now to eavesdrop if one of the parties consents. In most cases, the current taw is used when a person is the victim of threats or extortion. Sen. W. Russell Arrington, R- Evanston, quoted Chicago's police superintendent, Orlando W. Wilson, as saying that the proposed law would seriously impair aw enforcement. Wilson is backing a bill pend- ng in the Senate to allow court- authorized wiretapping to catch •jersons involved in syndicated .•rime. Sen. Paul Simon, D-Troy, cosponsor of the McCarthy bill, said hat it would stop any indiscriminate use of eavesdropping and protect the "basic freedom of privacy." The bill has not been considered by the House. The Senate approved and re- erred to the House a $240,000 appropriation for a state conservation lake in Champaign County. entered her home and caused damage. An R & R official said t h e large flow from the surrounding high terrain caused damage to the concrete portions of the -ditch. The concrete section starts about 400 feet north of Broadway and continues north. Another 150 section of concrete poured Friday may also have been damaged. The R & R spokesman said an evaluation will have to be made of the ditch and its ability to carry large amounts of water. The Miami Ditch project is part of the Alton's overall sewer improvement project. Contract cost of the work is $85,000. A total length of 412 feet immediately north of Broadway is to be enclosed and another creek section of 740 feet is to be confined by pavings its floor and banks with concrete. To Speed Flow Lenz said the purpose of the project is to speed the flow in the creek and this in turn will expedite the runoff of storm water during downpours and minimize the chance of overflow. Lenz was pleased with the performance of the repaired sewer on Central Ave. between Broadway and Fourth Streets. The sewer last month had exploded and caused pavement to buckle during a rain last month. Repairs since then helped the Liquid asphalt for Alton city street maintenance was offered today at a gallonage rate two- tenths of a cent lower than was the case In bidding two months ago. In bidding today, the city took proposals for street maintenance materials to be used In repairing non-arterial streets. There was no competition. Piasa Oil Transport offered medium liquid asphalt furnished and applied at 14.2 cents a gallon, and, furnished only, at 12.2 cents a gallon. It offered rapid cure liquid asphalt, furnished and applied, at 14.45 cents a gallon. In bidding last April 10, when materials for maintaining arter- al streets were offered, Plasa Oil Transport bid at 14.4 cents a gallon on MC asphalt, furnished and applied, and 14.65 cents on RS asphalt. Its total bid today was $8,896. The lower price quoted was said to mean a saving of about $120 to the city on the amounts estimated to be purchased. In qther bids today, Mississippi Lime Co. and Reliance Whiting Co. offered "like quotations on seal ii-oal stone and Grade 8 stone, and Public Works Director Paul _. . ... . ,.,,.,,, . ,.„.,,. , ,Lenx said he would recommend Entrance to the concrete conduit which takes water the flood backed over the edges of the new concrete |ti, P two firms share the city order way after water walls, cutting under a large part of the new construe- j expected Asphalt Cost Is Lowered MIAMI DITCH OVERFLOW DAMAGES BANK under Broadway appeared this way after water dropped following last night's storm. During the height of the rain, the conduit was under water and tion. to total also offered $8,98G. Missis- .sand at $1 a At Horn Street and Aberdeen | sewer to function perfectly dur- Avenue, a flooded culvert was|j n g yesterday's heavy downpour, reported full of leeches, several! Some mud and water washed CAR DAMAGED BY TREE A car parked on Robert Street near Milton Road was severely damaged when a large tree limb fell on the roof. A porch was knocked awry at 808 Milton in a Milton area bounded by Robert, Come-In Place and Goodfellow Avenue which was hit by heavy wind. Yemen President Welcomed in Syria DAMASCUS, Syria (API-Thousands of clapping and banner waving Syrians lavished a hero's welcome on Yemen's President Field Marshal Abdullah. Sallal Monday on his arrival from Cairo for his first state visit to Syria. He told cheering crowds he came to seek immediate admission of his Red Sea country into the projected United Arab Republic of Egypt, Syria and Iraq. Albania Releases 92 Greek Prisoners IOANNINA, Greece W—Ninety- two Greeks taken as hostages by Red guerrillas in the 1947-49 Greek civil war were returned to Greece from Albania Monday. With them came 100 head of livestock. Albania allowed 129 hostages to return to Greece in January. sippi ton. Thompson Asphalt Co. of Alton offered Ml surface-course asphalt at 58 a ton and premixed street patching material at $8.25. Its bid totaled $4,100. All the companies bidding today had bid April 10, and their quotations today excepting that of Piasa Transport on all like items were at the same rate as two month ago. The bids received today will be submitted to City Council Wednesday night for action as to award of purchase contracts, and Director Lenz who received the bids. rats were seen swimming in the stream of water and one rat was floating on a box. Alton firemen reported wires and electric signs down at spots throughout the city, but there was no fire loss as a result. The back door and wall of the Town Club, 2400 East Broadway caved in during the storm, police said, and the rear wall of the Illinois Auto Supply, 2708 E. Broadway collapsed. Glass windows of Frank Lynn Trac- from the area, but it was surface material and not caused by| water in the sewer. Iceland Incumbents Maintain Control REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Premier Olafur Thors' coalition government of independents and Social Democrats was assured t<v day of continued rule in this ishuid member of the North Atlantic tors. Inc., 3698 East Broadway Treaty Organizatlon . were blown out, trees were up-| Fiml] results rooted and fell across wires atj o](1( , tions gavp DIAL HO 5-4271 Convenient Shopping Pleura Shopping Center Come In Place and two trees and the front porch were reported swept away at the home of Mrs. Lloyd Gill, 506 Goodfellow Ave. A billboard was blown down in the street at Come In Place and Broadway, police said. Gets Tax Refund Check for 1 Cent VANCOUVER, B.C. (AP) — Shirley Owen said Monday F!W has received a check from the Canadian government for the rr;- fund she sought on her 1962 income tax form—one cent. from Sunday's • government co- alitio.i 32 seats and the opposition 28 in the Althung, founded in 930 a.d. Communists took nine seat:?. They won 10 in 1959. Reach Agreement on African Constitution DAR ES SALAAM, Tanganyika (AP) — Agreement was reached by a working party here Monday on all points toward drafting a federal constitution for the projected Republic of East Afrioi. The working party was set up by the governments of Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika. WOOD RIVER — Elmer Schwalbe, principal of Lewis- ;iark Junior High School, spoke at the Sunday service at the First Baptist Church, when high school and junior high school graduates of the church were lonored. W. W. Hawkins, board of Deacons member, made the presentation of name imprinted foun- ain pens to the high school graduates on behalf of the Diaconate and Women's Missionary Society. Among the bonorees were eight ligh school, and 10 junior high graduates. Hey Kids! It's Dad's inning at Myers— stop in and register your Dad for Free Reserved Seats (4 of 'em) for the Dodger- Cards game Sunday, June 23. Anybody can register — no purchase necessary. Drawing Sat., June 15. May the Best Dad win! tO Coming events of the church announced by the Rev. Walter Burk, pastor, include: Men's Fellowship fish fry at 6:30 p.m. today at the East End Dad's Club park; and the Business and Profession! Women's Missionary Circle breakfast at 6:30 a.m. June 17 at the Parkway Restanrant. Arrangements have been made for all games of the church softball league to be played on the West End Diamond. The season opened last week. A game is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. Friday with the Whitelaw Ave. Baptist team. HOW TO MAKE A HOUSCWIFf HAPPY Any housewife would be happy to live in t home free ol dust, dirt and pollen. It's easy to »ccomplish. Just install an Electro-Air deuner in your forced lir heating, cooling ot ventilating system. This electronic marvel removes over 90% of »11 nir-borne particles . . . even cigarette smoke, cooking odors and bacterial There'i a size and shape to fit any home. 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