Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 25, 1963 · Page 2
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, June 25, 1963
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PAGE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 1963 Task of Revising 1917 Code Moving into Its Seventh Year FAIR AND WARMER It will be warmer Tuesday night from the Rockies eastward to the Atlantic and on the central and southern Pacific coast. Showers are forecast for the westem Gulf coast states, the Dakotas and Nebraska and Idaho. (AP Wirephoto Map) Edwardsville SIU Buys 204 Acres Tip Breaks Two-State Theft Ring EDWARDSVTLLE — Investigation by Deputy Sheriff Louis Bowman of Alton, acting on a tel ephoned "tip," broke up a theft ring in Alton and Missouri, and led to the arrest of two of the principals and recovery of much of the loot. Named in grand theft warrants issued late Monday by Justice of the Peace Earl Vuagniaux .vere two Alton brothers, Raymond Andrus, '2r>, of 80li Union St., and David Andrus, 20, of 2205 Fernwood, Alton. A 15-yertr-old Alton boy implicated in the thefts in signed statements from David Andrus was released to custody of his parents after questioning tit the sheriff's office. The Andnis brothers remained in custody at the county jail today pending preliminary hearing on the grand theft charges be-|o! t\vo other buildings, fore Justice Vuagniaux and further investigation in the series of thefts extending into Missouri. Some of the loot from the series of thefts was recovered at Morse's Auction Sales building at 504 W. McArthur Dr.. Cottage Hills, where the Andrus brothers were taken into custody Thursday by Deputy Bowman for questioning. Deputy Bowman said today that admissions made by David Andrus in a signed statement indicated the truckload of items delivered for sale at the auction center June 21-22 had been stolen dur- EDWARDSVILLE — The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University has purchased for ap proximately $110,000 a 203.89-acre tract to be included in the university's Southwestern Campus near Edwardsville, the Telegraph learned today. The tract, consisting of three parcels of land—known as the Dr. Edward Gilbert property—is located at the extreme southwest ern comer of the university's proposed 2,600-acre campus southwest of Edwardsville. In a warranty deed, recorded Monday at the office of Madison County Recorder James F. Chapman, Olin E. Gilbert, and Anne Gilbert, his wife, conveyed the nearly 240-acre tract to the university's Board of Trustees. The nominal consideration in the transaction recorded was $1, but federal revenue stamps attached to the warranty deed indicated the sale price was approximately $110,000. Southern Illinois University has been acquiring property for its Southwestern area campus near here by purchase and condemnation proceeding, and has moved steadily toward a goal of 2,600 acres. A high percentage of the campus area sought has now been acquired. Contracts have been awarded on two major buildings on the campus and bids are to open July 21 on erection WeatherForecast Alton and vicinity — Fair and warmer through Wednesday. High Wednesday 90 to 95. Low tonight upper 60s. Confessed Killer Flees Perry Jail Ronald W. Metzger, 20, admitted slayer of a Du Quoin ser ice station attendant who told police he bm-glarized an Alton radio store, slipped out of Perry County jail today. He had been scheduled to be in Circuit Court this afternoon for a continuation of a pre-sentence hearing. Melzger admitted last March to Alton police that he had stolen merchandise from Nowlan Radio Service, 208 State St., in December. Metzger also admitted shoplifting at several Alton stores and a half-dozen robberies and a series of burglaries in southern Illinois. He also admitted robbing Wood River-East Alton area gas stations. A resident of Belleville and a former university student, Metzger cut through two sets of bars in the century-old jail at Pinckneyville, officials said. He was found missing 45 minutes after a cell check. Metzger was indicted in the Feb. 25 shooting of Leo Johnson of Coello during a service station holdup. Only 8 Out of Would Keep 15 Applicants Exposition Commission Hits Snag In Finance Committee Tile task of revising Alton's antiquated city ordinance code of 1917 moved into a seventh year Monday night, but struck an Immediate snag in the city finance committee session. Part two of Die half-completed revision had been referred to the finance committee for a report. But members of that committee took the stand that revision of the ordinances wasn't a financial matter, and was outside its prov ince. On motion of Aldermen W. H. Wan-en and James Bailey, the committee unanimously decided to return die proposed text for Part two to city council with a recommendation it be referred to the ordinance committee. Chairman Maitland Timmer miere had suggested the finance group might set up a plan to review additional proposed chapters one at a time, but said that in so doing it should consult heads of departments affected by the revision. Take Park Test Fifteen men had filed applications, but only eight appeared today to take an eligibility examination for park maintenance man conducted by the Civil Service A proposal to continue the Southwestern Illinois Exposition Authority Commission has been advanced to second reading in the State Senate. The measure carries a $5,000 Commission in the council room of I appropriation for commission ex iponses. The commission will con- City Hall. George Saunders. a member of ing the night at Bourboni Pacific j - commission idpd rim , n and Sullivan. Mo. Included were ' a gasoline - driven "go-cart," two fhfi w ' tte " test ' roto tillers (motorized cultivators) four rolls of new barbed wire, two bicycles and two power mowers. An outboard motor identified as having been stolen from Nelson M i 11 e r at 525 Rozier St., Alton, and sold at the auction building for $47.50 to an Alton youth, was among items recovered. Also recovered were two bicycles and a power mower stolen recently from the residence of Dr. P. J. McFarlane at 421 E. 12th St., Alton, Deputy Bowman said. S enthusiasm for outdoor work. David Andrus, Deputy Bowman! The commission tonight will said, told of renting a truck in i conduct an oral test of applicants i tinuo a study, started two year:-; jago, on the advisability of providing an exposition authority and related buildings near the SIU Ed- Full Time Council Job "But why refer ordinances to this committee?" Warren asked. "Tills should be a full job for the council, or for our ordinance committee." "We're going to have to live with the new code for a long time," Timmermiere said, "and my only feeling is that the job of revision be done carefully to assure the right decision, no matter by what committee." City Counselor J. W. Hoefert, who has been associated with the uncompleted project for five years, said he also thought the code had been referred to the wrong committee. W1D Take A Long Time He warned that it will still "take a long time for completion" and suggested that for expedition it might be referred to a small aldermanic committee to work with himself, City Clerk Paul Price and department heads, and then report a chapter at a time 'to the council for its considera- jtion. j Part one of the revised code — its first eight chapters — was re viewed and adopted by the city manager council. Five chapters of Part two also were reviewed by the old 5-member council, one was adopted, but it failed to complete study of a sixth — a long chapter providing for control motor vehicles anc traffic. The five chapters now awaiting action by the council are those covering cigarette and tobacco dinances which will be included .n the final revised code, have also been enacted, such as those n the city plan, and zoning program, ward revisions, sewers, sewage disposal, and sewer fees. Were Reviewed By Watt Most of the chapters now pend- ng were reviewed and revised Dy former City Manager Graham! Salary of park maintenance | wardsvi ,, e campus . men is $1.65 an hour. Sought were Co _ sponsors of the bill are Sens, applicants with experience in pruning, spraying, planting and transplanting, and in the care of lawns. Reason almost half the qualified applicants failed to take the examination was undetermined. A suggestion, heard outside the examination room was that prevailing extreme heat might have caused some applicants to Paul Simon, Troy, and Alan Dixon, Belleville, both Democrat!!, and John Gilbert, Carbondale, and Dwight Friedrich, Centralia, both Republicans. The current commission is headed by Rep. Ralph Smith of Alton and Simon, Dixon and Rep. Frank Holten of East St. Louis. DUEL OF THE STREET SWEEPERS Rival salesmen brought their demonstrator street sweepers to Alton today, and swept an obstacle course laid out by Leo Fitzgerald, sanitation superintendent. They are shown on Union street at Liberty. One would sweep for several blocks, lift his broom, then the oth- er would sweep several blocks of the same type street surface. They competed on hills, brick and blacktop, manhole openings and other normal hazards. The winner has not yet been declared. City Pays Old Bill to Man, But He Owes $73 W. Watt. City Clerk Paul Price estimates :hat with Part two of the revision, now pending, the writing of new code is half complete. From a memorandum left by former Manager Watt, he estimates 20 or more chapters remain to be taken up. The project of revising the city ordinances dates back to the former aldermajoic council. City records show that the project was actively taken up seven years ago this summer. A proposal from At- x>rney Thomas A. Matthews to revise the Alton ordinances was submitted to the council through Price in September of 1957. And! Payment of a 5-year-old bill of to a man who owes the in fines was approved by city a 3-2 vote by the finance committee of the Alton City Council Monday night. The bill was submitted by Ed Kramer, former electrical contractor who had offices in the 100 block of E. Broadway, along with another $75 bill, payment for ivhich was not authorized. Payment was debated when it was pointed out that Kramer still owes the city $73 in parking ticket fines. He was fined after pleading guilty to having 49 parking tickets in November, and has paid $25 so far, reported J. W. Hoefert, city counselor. Alderman William Warren mov- obligation to pay. Kramer submitted the $75 bill for rental of equipment in Deceni- ler, 1962. Hoefert said a dolly had been borrowed for several hours, but there had been no understanding of rental payments. He recommended the bili not be approved. Hoefert said Kramer agreed to have $72 of his $134 bill applied to his parking fines if the city would compromise and pay $50 on his other bill. The committee declined the barter agreement, Burglars Steal Tools., Cash at Braun Electric A burglary of automotive equip ment and money from several vending machines occurred Monday night at Braun Auto Electric, Inc., 100 Oak St., Alton police reported. The burglars entered by breaking a window on the south side. An undetermined amount o: change was taken from a soft drink, peanut and candy machines. and authorized payment of the larger bill only. Carbondale Didn't Plan For Growth EDWARDSVILLE — Failure to ntidpate growth and the attendant problems stemming from he presence of Southern Illinois created special problems lor Carbondale, Ray Abert, Edwardfc- ille plan commission chairman, said today. Abert's observations came af- er a talk with SIU president De- yte W. Morris and a visit to the Carbondale area Sunday. 'We must move along contin- musly in Edwardsville In zon- ng, provisions for student hous- ng and other student facilities to neet the anticipated growth at he Edwardsville campus," Abert said. Trailers are crowded into the Carbondale area to provide hous- ng for students and some poorly-kept buildings are used for iving quarters, Abert said alter lis visit to Carbondale. The plan commission chairman said a trailer ordinance must be enacted to the city to "supervise orderly planning in location of trailers In Edwardsville." In the ixisting city zoning ordinance, trailers are permitted in the city only under a special use permit, he said. 'However we must have some- tiling more detailed for location of trailers," Abert said. An estimated 1,000 students are expected to seek living quarters in the Edwardsville area when construction on Ihe local campus is completed, Abert said. "We must prepare for these students with adequate living quarters in the city," he said. The plan commission chairman said the university has established regulations for peraons who rent living quarters to students in the Edwardsville area. Copies of the housing regulations will be available to the public soon, he reported. DIAL HO 5-4271 Convenient Shopping Plato Shopping Center «, , r-* 1 " 1 "?- 1 Ul ;7" , f pd the $134.55 bill be paid when it the following spring - March of iirne Mt ',,„„,,„, tho .,, v hnrf ,„. 1958 — the city contracted witn Matthews for the project at a fee of $3,500. First Draft Revised Matthews later submitted for consideration a first draft of the revision which became the basis of the project still in hand. The tentative draft became subject of many revisions, extensions and amendments in the portions thus far studied. While exact records were not was established the dty hart incurred the debt. Fines Not Our Job s s 'Fines are out of our hands," he said. "It is someone else's job to enforce payment of fines, not ours." He was joined in the majority vote by Aldermen James Bailey and Harry Smith. Aldermen Maitland Timmermiere and John McConnell voted against payment. Kramer submitted the $134 bill immediately available, off icials! for electrical installations in a said they believed Matthews was t e 1 e p h o n e booth at 5th and for his initial services. Belle streets in 1958, authorized sultation from time to time as ! orman and chairman of the j OUAlUllUll 1L\JI II 1111 1 *., H_F I 11.11V H.J- ^^ - „ the revised code was worked over. ! streets committee- The bill apparently had not been paid be- Still owing him, it appears, is a| final $500 on completion of the revision, with its enactment. Arabia Claims BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP)—Saudi Arabia claims Egyptian planes bombed a cluster of villages 30 miles insiflo Saudi territory Mon- cause the work was not ordered . dealers, civil defense, the fire cle-j Matthews has been open to eon-i b >' willia ™ P f ker ' thcn anf a , d ' partmenl. gambling and the pro-' '"" ....... " "'" ..... " posed new traffic code. The one chapter, adopted last year, is that covering finances, purchasing and contracts. Part one of the revision — long ago adopted — comprises general provisions, city administration, advertisements, alcoholic beverages, amusements, animals and fowl, auctions and the city building code. Independently, a number of or- • through the proper channels. i Booth K«move<J Later Hoefert: said he found the work had been done properly, even though the booth was removed after several weeks. He said t h e city was not legally required to pay, but since the work had been done he felt the city had a moral Alton to "pick up the stuff" Missouri after an earlier trip by automobile into the adjoining state for appointment as park attendant at S a 1 u Park. Seven men have filed applications. The seas- to "spot" items to be stolen. |onal job pays $125 a month. Warned to Stay Off Says 4 Girls Sunbathed On Roof of Floral Store A case of tour teenage girls who use a businessman's roof *o do their sunbathing was reported to police Monday. The girls, according to George Lammers, proprietor of Lammers Floral Co., 2524 College Ave., were on his roof Monday, apparently sunbathing. Aged 16 and 17, he said, they were caught on the roof the day before and warned not to come back. Lammers said they go up some. 1 steps on the building to the west of his property and then hop from that roof to liis roof. He requested officer check his roof between certain hours to apprehend t h e girls. 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