Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 27, 1963 · Page 3
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, June 27, 1963
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THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE THREE Council Resolution Proposes First Step For Firehouse Site First step towards selection of a proposed site for a new fire department station was taken in Alton City Council, Wednesday night. Submitted by the fire department committee was a resolution that Mayor P. W. Day, in conjunction with the fire and police committee, proceed with selection of a site for a new firehouse and be authorized to procure options for its acquisition. Alderman Elvis Tarrant, speaking for the committee, sought adoption of the resolution but members shied away from immediate disposition, and the resolution was referred to the real estate committee for review. In a revision of the annual appropriation ordinance, earlier enacted, a fund of $75,000 was set up to provide for a new fi rehouse. The lire department committee offered no specific report as to the proposal to obtain a purchase option. SIU Milking Study Brief explanation was made by Mayor Day who said that Southern Illinois University has been making a study, still in progress, for recommendation of a firehouse site. As soon as the proposed site is revealed, he said, site cost might go up. Purpose of the rcsoluution is to provide an opportunity for options to be taken before t h c advisory SIU report is presented and made public. When the council a few weeks ago set up the $75,000 fire house appropriation, in committee action, it was shown that only a comparatively small sum was available at this lime to back it up. Th $75,000 figure was agreed on in the possibility that more money for the firhouse might possibly accrue before end of the year. A step towards finding additional money was taken last night when Chairman Newell Allen of the real estate committee offered a resolution to again offer for sale the city's former hosehouse property in the 1500-block of E. Broadway. This resolution, as new business was referred back to Allen's commitee for review. Took Bids Last Year The city last year took bids on sale of this property comprising about 4'/i! lots on the north side of E. Broadway, including a portion of long-ago-vacated Pear Street on which a firehouse once stood. Offers for the property were considered too low, and the sale plan was not carried out. In explanation of the move to pick a new hosehouse location Mayor Day said that it was predicated on a revision of underwriters' regulations that expand the approved distances that may now be served by each city fire department station. This, he said, has called for a At State Fair Aug. 9 Piasa Indians Twirlers to Try for Governor's Trophy Several members of the Piasa Indians are expected to compete for the Gov. Otto Kerner Grand Champion Trophy, which will be presented to the outstanding baton twirler of the day at the 1963 Illinois State Fair. The contest will begin at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, the opening date of the fair which ends Aug. 18. It will be held at the bandstand east of the exposition building on the fairgrounds. A professional band will accompany the To Pump Sand Fill For Road Dredging for the Great River Road about 12 to 16 miles upstream from Alton will begin about July 1 and continue for an indefinite period. The contractor, Ryan, Inc., of Janesvillc, Wis., will begin dredging sand fill from a borrow area 300 feet wide, starting about 300 feel from the bank of the Mississippi River. Their equipment will consist of a 16-inch dredge, 65 by 28 feet, and a small tug. The dredge will operate on swing anchor lines. Proper day and night signals for vessels working in or near navigable channels will be displayed by the floating plant, and all anchors will be bouyed during dreding operations. Boat operators are requested to exorcise caution in approaching the work site and reduce speed while passing in order to avoid damage to the plant or injury to personnel. change in the city plan recommendation for a new hosehousc location in the vicinity of 9th and Belle Streets, one that would eliminate the present No. 1 station on State Street at Wall. Sale of the No. 1 site would afford a considerable sum to apply towards the new firehouse. At time the $75,000 firehouse appropriation was set up Mayor Day had suggested there should be sufficient cash funds in hand this year obtain a now site even if erection of a now building had to wait until next year. contestants. Baton twirlers from throughout the state will be vying for the trophy. Ten classes of twirlers will be comprised of boys and girls from 6 to 20 years old. In each class a governors trophy will be awarded for first place and appropriate medals will be given for each position up to fifth place. The outstanding twirler of the day will receive the grand champion trophy. 3 Drivers' Licenses Suspended 2 Months Three area motorists had their drivers licenses suspended for two months Secretary of State Charles F. Carpentier announced today. Those having their driver's license suspended for being convicted of three traffic violations include Donna J. Campbell, 447 E Main St., East Alton, Charles W. Carter, 721 Semple St., Alton, and Lyman E. Slinkard, 138 Canterbury, Bethalto, Carpentier said. Harry C. Armstrong, 412 Shady Lane, Edwardsville, and John P. Schwaninger, 26 Montclair Subdivision, Godfrey, were issued probationary permits. DOUBLE J PONY RIDES Eastgate Plaza Shopping Center East Alton FRI. - SAT. JUNE 28-29 ON OUR BIG FREE PARKING LOT PLUS—Ride in the Full Size Old-Time Surrey with the Fringe On Top! STACKS AND STACKS OF NATIONALLY ADVERTISED BRANDS Values (o 14.99 $ 1090 10 Special Group o/ FLATS CASUALS $2&4 PEGGIE LEE BEVERLY PARIMODE t* 40% VITALITY We've reduced prices on all this season's top shoe fashions! Buy flats, casuals, dressy pumps and open styles af tremendous savings! Big selection of stylet, leather!/ colon! Vou'fl want several pair* at these wonderful low priced MW» »»!H SPECTACULAR! FAMOUS NAME BRAND SPECIAL PURCHASE OF LADIES SPORTSWEAR UNBELIEVABLE SAVINGS OF UP TO 78% OFF OVER 300 PIECES TO CHOOSE FROM BLOUSES "T" SHIRTS DUCK JACKETS JAMAICAS JAMAICA SETS CAPRIS PANTS SKIRTS SHORTS Your Choice Of Regular To 8.98 Values Alton s Best Department Store! 104 W. THIRD ST. HO 5-8851 FREE PARKING DIRECTLY BEHIND YOUNG'S NO MONEY DOWN ... AS LITTLE AS $5 PER MONTH BUYS $100.00 Same Famous Maker Special Purchase Oi' . . . Swim Suits ASSORTED STYLES SLEEVELESS BLOUSES REGULAR To 29.95 VALUES REGULAR 1.50 VALUES White only at this Low Price HURRY ONLY 65 IN THIS GROUP

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