Page 26 article text (OCR)
THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE TWENTY-SEVEN Two Crashes Reported at Wood River WOOD RIVER — Two auto accidents were reported to police Wednesday and resulted in traffic charges against the two drivers Involved. At 1 p.m. cars driven by Sidney E. Cahoon, 239 Oakley, Rosewood Heights, and Marshall Plettner, 1629 Westbury Rd., Charlotte, N. C., collided at the intersection of Ninth Street and Edwardsvllle Road. Plettner, who was charged with violating a stop sign and was subsequently fined $5 and costs before Police Magistrate 0. W. Vernor, was traveling south on Ninth and Cahoon was driving east on Edwardsviile Road at the time If cows could ...they'd give MILNOT At Springfield Kerner Lauds Rep. Harris' Work in General Assembly By DON E. CHAMBERLAIN Telegraph Correspondent SPRINGFIELD (Special — A former steel worker who now handles state administration appropriations totalling nearly $3'/ 2 billion in the House of the General Assembly has received a 'well done" pat from Gov. Otto Kerner's office for his work this session. A reward could be his appointment to the powerful State Budgetary Commission, a post he has held in former years. 1 State Rep. Lloyd C. (Curly) Harris, (D-Granite City), is the House money spokesman for Gov. Kerner and his work at this session indicates that when the tally on the state administration's budget for those offices under the •overnor is complete, it will show that requests amounting to around the $3% billion figure have jeen enacted into law. Some of the money bills which Harris has gotten through the louse, some to the Governor and of the mishap, police reported. The second accident at approx- mately 6 p.m. involved cars driven by William B a g e n t, 969 Ferguson Ave., and Gentry Crocker, 165 E. Penning Ave. The police report showed that x>th were driving west on East Ferguson near Ninth Street with ?.agent in the lead. Crocker, who was behind Bagent's car, was unable to stop in time to avoid hit- ing Bagent's vehicle. Crocker, who was charged with careless driving, is slated to ap- jear for a preliminary hearing jefore Police Magistrate 0. W. Vernor at 4 p.m. Friday. others to the Senate, include $975 million for road building. $640 million for public aid; $283 million for the state's mentall; ill; $72 million for the Public Safety Department; $44 million for the state Labor Depart ment; and $43 million for statf aid to schools. • Harris, born in 1895, came to the General Assembly from Granite City, steel worker's job in 1935 and, except for one term he has been elected consecutively ever since. He is the only one o Madison's four county legislator; elected in 1934 who is still in legislative harness, although the other three are 'still active. Area Trio The trio are former Sen. James 0. Monroe, (D-Collinsville) who edits the Colltnsville Herald as he did in 1934; and Reps. Schaefer O'Neill, Alton attorney and close friend and adviser to tht late Gov. John H. Stele, and I H. Streeper III, Alton city judge James O. Monroe Jr., Collinsville is a circuit judge, and O'Neill' son is a former Madison Count; judge. Representative Harris handle House appropriations bills for the Governor, as he did in 1961, and his years of experience as a legis later and his legislative friend ships have stood him in good stead. He modestly admits "some success" in handling money re guests and attributes it to "pa tience and an education I acquired out of the rough and tumble school of politics." Simply Doing Job A great believer in committee work in the legislature, Harri WISHBONE Select your needs from a wide variety of fresh quality produce, and then save further on the fine salad fixings being offered this week at MONEY SAVING PRICES! RED & WHITE All Purpose SALAD OIL Quart Pure Pint 49c 35c RED & WHITE MAYONNAISE WISHBONE Deluxe FRENCH DRESSING . . . S 29c ITALIAN DRESSING . . . S: 35c GRAND PRIZE Put* CIDER VINEGAR RED & WHITE Smooth Creamy SALAD 21c DRESSING Quart KOOL-AID 6 Pkgs 25* CHUNK STYLE STAR-KIST TUNA 29° Guaranteed to Please LEAN & TENDER AJii*/»11 f» JLEUIl^JUMV PORK STEAK.... - 45c KREY'S All-Meat BOLOGNA or BRAUNSCHWEIGER. . - 49c KREY'S STRAINED VARDETIKS GERBER BABY FOODS 3 Jars 31* RED & WHITE Fruit Cocktail . RED & WHITE Large Dried Prunes . FRENCH'S INSTANT XUVUtX i3 BOILED HAM . . . i' 49c KREY'S Country Style Rope PORK SAUSAGE . . " 59c TENDER CUBE STEAKS . . . 85c l-lb. Box 39c RED & WHITE Dark Red Kidney Deans . 2 ™L 25c RED Si WHITE Deluxe Tiny Tot Peas . |-f«hl^W» f mm-m** m rmm-m m ^V^^R ^^^B MASHED POTATOES 29° SARAN WRAP "- 33' RED ft WHITE Fancy Sections I RED & WHITE Fancy Whole Grapefruit ... <- 27c (Green Deans . . 2 S» 45c TAST'GOOD TOMATO PUREE 2 - 23 C FRUITS^VEGETABlfS CARROTS ^ 10* VINE RIPE TOMATOES . . 2 lb , 49* U. S. No. 1 RED POTATOES 10 lb ..49* 15* Radishes or Green Onions WHITE L FOOD STORES 1 bchs. SMITH'S puality Morfc«» I HAYNES GROCERY I 8800 OUfton Alton | 201 E. Jennlnp Wood River I FR 2-3«ll •RIGHTON MERC. CO. Brighton •ICKERPT'S N, Alby Mkt. I NOLTE'S REP ft WHITE Aiby Street Road Godfrey I Phone 8688 Moro IYER'S MARKET •08 W. Delmar Alton HURER'S RED & WHITE I P. P. HOFGREN 001 Belle Alton I 806 MoCasl»n« East Alton feels it is wrung to disregard a committee's "do pass" or "do not pass" recommendation. He say: he doesn't agree with those who seek to reverse a committee recommendation pointing out when a committee acts "it is simply doing the job they were created to do — help advise the mem bers." "I believe legislation should be guided by their committees especially when recommendations are overwhelmingly one way, said Harris. "There might be some justification in reversing a committee, particularly when the committee vote on a bill is close. It seems a waste of time to re- verse committee action when it is almost unanimous." Harris takes pride in the recent remarks of a newspaper observer who in singling out several members for "outstanding" jobs, said of the Granite City solon that "he is a member who can do more on the House floor to advance a bill he is handling than any other member." Harris (eels this could be due to his patience and in explaining and lis- iening. "As chairman Of the House appropriations committee in the 1959 and 1961 sessions I never shut off any one who wanted to speak for or against a bill," said Harris. "That of course, comes in handy when an administration bill is up, particularly if I need the votes of members who appeared before my committee to speak on an appropriation proposal." Harris, who usually goes along with his party on a bill, is a close friend of Rep. Paul Powell (D-Vienna), a former three-time speaker and Powell's "good right arm" in 1949, 1959 and 1961 when Powell was Speaker. It therefore was amusing to the Houe in n recent debate over a bill to legalize branch banking as they took opposite stand on the merits o* the proposal. He Won Harris was against it and Powell supported it, but Harris won. In the debate Powell who has been critical of newsmen covering the Legislature quoted newspaper editorials in favor of branch banking and Harris brought guffaws when he said "I am surprised at Mister Powell. He has often criticized the press but now he appears to believe in them". The two grinned amicably at each other, while members at both sides of the aisle applauded good naturedly at Harris' jibe. Harris occasionally rides back and forth from Granite City to Springfield with two freshman Senators, Paul Simon (D-Troy) and Alan J. Dixon (D-Belleville) and says he gets a great deal of benefit "talking shop," as they ride along, Their younger views plus the fact both served in the House before going to the upper I House, he says, "have been every very helpful in my thinking." The Governor's office credits Harris' success to his understanding of the budget. They said his years of experience in the Houso and as appropriations chairman (he was sympathetic to money requests by former Gov. William G. Stratton in 1959) as well as having been a member of the budgetary commission (1959 and 1961) were tremendous assets in getting appropriations through the House. William H. Chamberlain, legislative administrative aide to the governor, says "he is one of the best-liked members in the House. He is looked upon as a decent man and his word is good. His experience as House appropriations chairman and as a budgetary commission member were valuable. He is very knowledgeable and he is most impressive in explaining an opporpriation." LONDON—A thrush, ringed in London, has turned up in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains, over 2,000 miles away. Pythian Sisters Of Wood River Entertained WOOD RIVER — Observance of Flag Day highlighted the program and was used as the decorating theme for the Wednesday social meeting of Esther Temple Pythian Sisters in the Odd Fellows hall. Mrs. Elmer Anderson presented the program and served as co- hostess with Mrs. Sylvester Bermes. During the short business session, it was voted to hold only one meeting per month through July and August. Mrs. Melvin Keilback announced a special meeting of the degree staff will be held in the hall at 7:30 p.m. July 3 to prepare for formal initiation ceremonies at the July 17 meeting. An invitation was received from the Paladium Temple, East St. Louis, to be guests at their July Transferred to CARROLLTON — Jetty CarfflO- dy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glair Carmody of this city, who has been employed in the office of the U.S. Gypsum Co. in St. Louis, has been transferred to the Columbus, Ohio office of the company and began his work there this week. Before going to Columbus, Carmody spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carmody. 15 meeting when the 43rd anniversary of the organization Will be observed. DUKE BAKERY 819 Henry —Dial HO 2-2922 FRESH BAKED GOODS DAILY We Specialize in Wedding and Party Cakes BUY THIS FINE, RICH COFFEE IN THESE SMART REUSABLE JARS AT NO EXTRA COST. THEY'LL HOLD JUST ABOUT ANYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF... THEY'LL HOLD RAISINS... BUTTONS... PRETTY STONES YOUR LITTLE GIRL FOUND IN THE BACKYARD... BUT THE RICHEST THING THEY'LL EVER HOLD -, IS FINE SANK A COFFEE -ALL COFFEE, STILL 91% CAFFEIN FREE, BUY IT IN THESE APOTHECARY JARS WHILE THEY LAST, COTTON SWABS FOR THE BABY... GUMDROPS... * 13 A Rcaisimo UUDC-HAUK of stNSHAt foaus coficoiuTioK.