Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 25, 1963 · Page 3
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

Alton, Illinois
Issue Date:
Tuesday, June 25, 1963
Page 3
Start Free Trial

Page 3 article text (OCR)

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE THREE Also Plans Open House GAAC to Study Possible Purchase of Water Plant Must Find Source of Revenue Aldermen who porpose additions to the budget could be the ones to come rip with a source oi revenue to finance them. The subject was discussed briefly during an exchange between Mayor P. W. Day and alderman at a City Council finance committee meeting Monday night. The mayor suggested adoption of a resolution requiring aldermen to provide a way to fin ance their proposals when they are added after the budget has been adopted. "That's your job, mayor," said Alderman Clifford Dabbs, not. a member of the committee b u present last night. "It's your bud get and you're supposed to come up with a way to finance it." "Yes, but I mean changing the budget," the mayor answered "Whoever wants things addec should find a way to pay for them." "That goes for you too, doesn' it mayor?" asked Maitland Tim mermiere, committee chairman. "Sure," said the mayor. The Board of Directors of the ireater Alton Assn. of C o m- tierce Monday authorized forma- ion of a committee to study the jossible purchase of the Alton Water Co. by the City of Alton. The material gathered will be presented to the GAAC members n an open forum meeting which will be held after the committee lias completed its study. The board also approved hold ing an open house in GAAC's new location at 11 E Boradway in September. The GAAC's offices will be moved from the Elfgen Building to the new location in July. Wood River Reservists At Ft. Riley About 115 men in the 219th Transportation Co., an army reserve unit from Wood River, Is taking two-weeks active duty training at Foil Riley, Kan. Commanded by Captain Henry Senz of Godfrey, the unit's training will terminate June 29. The unit is a heavy aircraft maintenance and supply organization and utilizes for training the planes and repair facilities of the Now five delightful fragrances and decorator colors to choose from All five fragrances available in: COLOGNE (4«.) . $W OUSTIH6 POWDER (MOM 1-M ICED COlflfiHE qttOTI tOO SPRAY wn OVBttDIl CONCENTRATE (iflKlu Atl frtetl plat laa Saenz Voted State's Best Exchangite Henry Saenz, president of the Iton Exchange Club, was pre- ented the club's distinguished orvlce award at the state condition Saturday in Quincy. He was chosen outstanding Ex- hanglte of the slate. The Alton Exchange Club was Iso awarded a plaque for the rcatest percentage increase in lembers. The Alton Club was econd for the most members in- ucted in 1962. Other Alton members attend- ig the three-day convention in- hide Mrs. Henry Saenz, Mr. and Irs. Paul Russell and Dr. and flrs. D. M. Roberts. $34,000 Tacked on to City Appropriations for Current Year A JL JL To Lead Meeting Dr. W. L. Cummins, district upcrintendent of Labanon, will :onduct the first quarterly con- erence of the Main Street Meth- xlist Church Wednesday night. The conference will follow the p.m. prayer meeting. Additions to Budget Now $121,000 Another $33,780 was added to the appropriations for the present fiscal year by the Alton City Council finance committee Monday night. However, committee members agreed they did not know where the money to finance the additions would come from and said the money appropriated would not be spent if it could not be raised through some source. The additions.subject, to Council approval Wednesday night, bring the total added to the appropriation ordinance by the new Council in the last two months to more than $121,000. The Council earlier had added about. 588,000 in appropriations, after repealing about $90,000 of additions made by the former Council in April. The Council before, would have added 51,440 the lights go "wherever needed si. Aviation Co. at: Fort Riley. At the Ellison Reserve Center n Wood River, it was pointed out, he unit has no aircraft for use in ;aining practical experience in •naintenance. Though men are ent to Park Air College, where hey receive lectures and demon- trations in aircraft repair, it is elt that this cannot equal the iractical experience to be gained rom application of training on the st Aviation Company's Aircraft it Fort Riley. is expected to amend the appropriation measure Wednesday night, adding all the appropriations made during the last two months. Deadline for amending the ordinance is June 30. EFFECTIVE JULY 1. '63 THE STATE OF ILLINOIS REQUIRES THAT UNINSURED MOTORIST PROTECTION BE OFFERED WITH AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY INSURANCE! YOU!! ALREADY HAVE THIS PROTECTION IF YOU PURCHASED LIABILITY COVERAGE UNDER OUR GOLDEN KEY POLICY! No Membership Fee S. HAROLD (Cotton) ROBERTS Office HO 5-5551 Afler 5 p.m. 465-5318 MILLERS' MUTUAL OF ILLINOIS NSURANCE U AUTO • HOME BUSINESS Appropriations approved by the committee Monday night were $14,000 lor liability insurance, $2,500 for additional street lights, $12,000 for workmen's compensation insurance, ?5,000 for fire house repairs and $280 for the deputy city clerk for attending Council meetings. Reject Pay Increase Rejected by the committee was a proposal to increase pay of police corporals $10 a month to $480, and to increase the number of corporals from 8 to 12. This proposal, rejected several times to the appropriations for the remaining nine months oi the fiscal year. The item to cover cost of public liability insurance for city streets, sidewalks and public buildings was considered the most important by committee members. Mayor P. W. Day told the members he had obtained the cost estimate of $12.000 to $14.000 from the Alton insurance association. J. W. Hoefert, city counselor, said claims and judgments against the city for injuries on city streets during the past year probably amounted to more than $12,000, but had been less in previous years. He said it was possible for a judgment as high as $250,000 to be rendered against the city, resulting in a tax increase of about 25 per cent the following year to pay the judgment. Can't Afford It Alderman John McConnell agreed insurance coverage was necessary, but pointed out the city did not have the money to pay for it. "We're already about $100,000 over the amount of money we have," he said. "We recommend repeal of $91,000 put in by the other Council, and than we add more than that." Mayor Day said it was neces sary for the Council to add the item to the appropriation, even though the money for it was no in sight. "Then if we find a way to ge the money," he said, "we can spend it. We could not spend it i it were not appropriated. We won't lose a thing by just appro prialing it." McConnell then renewed his bi< to add $2,500 to the budget fo about 45 additional street lights There was some question o whether the new lights would b assigned by wards and whethe business districts would be in eluded, but McConnell stipulatec PORTRAIT OF YOU AND ELECTRO-AIR ... cleaning house in 3 minutes! You have installed (Oht so economically) an ELECTRO-AIR electronic air cleaner by the warm air furnace. Now you are turning the tap that washes the dirt down the drain. Isn't that a better place for it than in the air you breathe and on house furnishings! INQUIRE TODAY FOR A FREE HOME DEMONSTRATION ALTON BOTTLED GAS COMPANY Godfrey Road Phone 466-3461 the city," and be limited to esidential districts. The proposal, which had been ejected before, carried unani- wusly. Workmen's Compensation The mayor proposed con- ideration of workmen's compen- ation at a cost oi about $12,000 initially. Such insurance would over city expenses entailed when ity employes are injured on the ob. Hoefert said the city had a good ecord on employe injuries so far, nd recommended against such nsurance now "unless we can et a real cheap rate." McConnell's move to lay t h e tern over was defeated 4-1, and move by Alderman James Baily to appropriate $12,000 f o r xunpensation insurance carried -1 with McConnell voting against Alderman Harry Smith asked or appropriation of $2,500 for •epair of the No. 3 fire house in Vorth Alton. He said the floor at the station was "in terrible con- iition," and needed immediate reapir. The proposal was approved unanimously. Smiths motion for a $1,440 appropriation for adjustments i n jay of police corporals was defeated 3-2. with Aldermen Mait- and Timmermiere, William Warren and McConnell voting against it. $10 For Deputy Clerk The committee voted unanimously to provide $10 a meeting to the deputy city clerk for attending City Council meetings. Mike Waide, who holds that post now, told the aldermen the item was cut from the budget two years ago when his salary was increased $440 to $5,880. He said for years before that the deputy city clerk had been paid for work done at Council meetings. Waide has been assisting City Clerk Paul Price at meetings during the two years he was not paid for it. OKs Piasa Bird Bid The bid of J. J. Wuellner & Son, contractors for repainting the Piasa Bird on the river bluffs was accepted Monday at a meeting of the East End Improvement Assn. j Board of Directors A project begun by the association about a year ago, the bird will be painted on a bluff at Norman's Landing which is a site as close to Alton as could be obtained. The previous Piasa Bird was on a bluff between Alton and the Alton Water Co. pumping plant. Wuellner's bid was for $3,325 and calls for painting the bird, Baby and Mother . . . * Hurt in Tumble Down 13 Stairs A 9',2-month-old Cottage Hills girl suffered a broken left leg Monday mornins when the child and her mother tumbled down a flight of steps. Lori A. Castleberry. daughter | t : ghtly to the child while she slid down the stairs on her back. The youngster was treated at St. Joseph's Hospital. Elected A R o x a n a man, Norman some grading at the bluff's toot!of :vlr - anci Ml ' s - R; >y K - Castle -|Berta2iialli. was elected to a state and a fence to keep spectators I bprr >'- 10:5 M'K'Arlhur Dr.. landed ;0 ffi«. at the Fraternal Order of f ... . , , ... |with her leg under her mother. [Eagles 55th annual convention from gettms too close and putting , *% _. . . ., , - II- Mi's- Cast eberrv. who was car-1 Sunday at B oomington. Bertagu- ,,. . . themsclves in danger of falling . Lorj sajd ' hpl . foot s ,, d " Biggesl expense bid is for scaffolding to be used y workmen in painting the bird. The new Piasa Bird will look like the previous legendary creature except it will be larger than the old one, an East End Assn. spokesman said. Work is expected to begin in 30 days, as soon as the money to pay for it is obtained, probably by a fund drive, the spokesman added. Face Scalded When Radiator Spurts A 40-year-old service station owner suffered facial burns Monday afternoon while he was checking the oil in a customer's car. Orval Clarkson, 36 Holly Hill Dr., Godfrey and owner of the Clarkson Brothers service station, Elm and Alby Streets, Alton, was scalded when his helper twisted the radiator cap off and the water shot out. Clarkson was treated at Alton Memorial Hospital. ••* they fell 13 steps. She held alii, 110 W. 3rd St., was named outside guard. INSIDE BAGS OF KELLY'S WITH THE SPACE-COIN LABEL! Astronauts, Rockets, Satellite*— Collect Ml 60 Coins/ Send for yaw handy Space Coin Mounting PlaqiM. See Details on bags of KcU/* *• Chip With Zipl SALE! ...AT L&L Our extremely popular Shenandoah premier group now on sale in a special custom order plan. All stationary pieces available with or without exposed wood trim, in a choice of hundreds of fabrics and colors, prints or solids, with construction *features unequalled anywhere. .,/-._ . ,_ - -i-. -•••• i i See for yourself what makes it a Cadillac! The car's unique kind of motoring is hard to put into words. But behind the wheel you can't get it out of your mind: superb handling .,. relaxing comfort.,, invigorating response. The only place to discover it is at your dealer's. VISIT YOUR LOCAL AUTHORIZED DEALER LEE KLEIN CADILLAC, Inc. 1610 E. BROADWAY • HO 5-3534 Let us explain our color- rule method of coordinating colors. .. Makes yours the sure hand of a decorator. CHAIR $89.95 fad ... t*ly tbe LOOK it expensive... with Broyhill Exposed wood arms, cozy tufted back. COMFORT-RICH SWIVEL ROCKER $89.95 A loves-eat you'll love for almost anywhere! . . . Fabric galore-! $149.95 THIS OFFER EXPIRES JULY 13th 90 Days Same As Cash — Painless Payments Over 24 Months 4th AND PIASA STS. ALTON FREE PARKING Have Your |E| Shoppers Lots Tickets Stamped Here!

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page