Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 29, 1963 · Page 3
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June 29, 1963

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

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SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE THREE City Fringe Bi-State's Transit Income for First Two Months Is $733,000 Over Costs PLENTY OF SPACE Public school facilities such as Alton's West Junior High School gymnasium, which stand idle during the three-month summer break, could be put to use, ac- cording to Robert S. Minsker, president of the board of education. Zone Appeal Setjulyl2 Another zoning hearing affecting property in Godfrey within the I'.s-mile area bordering Al- w lias been set by the Madison ounty Board of Appeals for J'.'.ly The hearing is the second with- i the fringe area about Alton ithin which the Alton city plan ommission has a degree of jur- sdiction. Applicant for the reclassifica- on is Alton Area Development o. which asks that its two lots, and 8, in Kleinschnittger's sub- ivision be rezoned from R-3 (1 dinily residents usage) to B-3 lighway business district usage). The property is situated on oute 67 across the highway from Pancake House. The July 12 earing, for or against the change, s set for 10 a.m. on the premises Use of School Areas for Public Recreation Cited as Good Plan By JIM KUL1" Telegraph Staff Writer If a plan under consideration to make better use of Alton's school recreation facilities takes shape, the sizzle of barbecuing p o r k steaks may soon be heard around several of the area's school buildings. An idea to utilize some of the fine park areas on school grounds for public picnic areas has been in the back of school board president Robert Minsker's mind for years, he told the Telegraph. The idea also includes using school gymnasiums in the evenings and on Saturdays. "I'm sold on it," he said. "And it could be done at a minimum of cost." Minsker pointed out that the school facilities have been paid for by the public and should be made available to provide greater recreation for the youth of the community. "In other words," he said, "When the schools arc closed and the youlli have lime for recreation, wo have been closing the recreation facilities. This we would hope to reverse and open the facilities when our youth not in school." To Install Barbecue Pits According to the plan, the venture would be under the supervision of the city recreation department, which would organize wholesome recreation for t. hej youth. The recreation department, would install barbecue pits, tables and benches in the grassy and shady areas at the rear of some of the school buildings on the edges of the school district. This could be done at little or no cost, Minsker said, and woul,d be of great benefit to family groups during the s u m m e r months. This is particularly true, he added, since the city's regular parks are generally overcrowded during the summer. A plan in which the school district's tennis courts and baseball diamonds have been used in a joint recreation program by the two agencies, has been successful and resulted in a considerable saving to the community, Minsker said. "If we didn't use these baseball fields this way, they would just grow up with grass during the summer anyway," he said. While the idea of using the school gyms for community-wide recreation is still in the talking stage, plans for converting the grassy areas of some schools into picnic areas has progressed. Picnic Tables Ready By next week, the city recreation department will have six picnic tables assembled, painted and installed in these areas for small family groups to use. Harold Bean, superintendent of the recreation department, said this will lielp relieve some of the overcrowding at city parks where all available picnic areas are filled on weekends and holidays. Bean said that the names of the school areas at which the tables will be installed will be announced next week, after the job of installation is completed. Dr. Gordon Moore, president of the Alton Parks and Recreation Commission, pronounced the program to use school recreational facilities "a superior idea," though he added that some of the plans are still indefinite. The proposal will save taxpayers' money, he said. "We have all this capital tied up (in the schools) and it's being unused.' Dr. Moore said he never coulc see the wisdom in operating schoo tennis courts for example "from 9 to 3 and then locking them up and building some more for vise in the evening hours." Talks With SIU Exploratory talks have been leld on the proposals which have included representatives of South ern Illinois University. Dr. Moori said the university is interested in any plan which helps maki for a good community, one tc which they can attract a higl caliber of faculty. Meanwhile, Dr. Delyte Morris president of SIU, has pledgee lis complete cooperation in com pleting the plans. While not connected with these ventures, Minsker said that a pro gram for opening the senior hig] school library and perhaps t h junior high school libraries o some evenings and weekend starting with the fall term, is un der consideration by the Alto Board of Education. "These are the times our yout have for additional study a n research," he said, "and coul utilize the splendid facilities w have.". Wins $6,500 In Soap Suit Mrs. Helen Gibbs, former operator of a lunch room in the 600- block of E. Broadway, w a s awarded $6,500 in her suit against Proctor & Gamble Mfg. Co., and Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. by an Alton city court jury, Friday evening. Compensation was asked by Mrs. Gibbs on averments that she suffered a severe rash on her hands, was forced to sell her res- aurant, and her earning capacity was impaired as the result of the use of powdered soap purchased at an Alton A&P store in February of 1960. The suit was given to the jury about 4:20 yesterday afternoon and was returned about 8 p.m. After the jury notified the court bailiffs, William F. Schulz and Mrs. Verna Hawk, it had reached agreement, Judge I. H. Streep- cr was called. He came immediately from his home, and received and entered the finding about 8:15. The case, called to trial Wednesday, was the last on a 2-week setting on jury trials in the Alon court. SIU Music Prof Receives Book Research Grant SIU music professor Edwin B. Warren has received a grant from the American Philosophical Society to continue research on t h e English composer, Robert Fayr- fax. He will sail for England Aug. 22 where he will complete research for the third and final volume of the Fayrfax edition being published by the American Insti- tue of Musicology. He will work at the British museum and Lambeth Libraries in London and attend sessions of the Plainsong and Medieval Music Society, of which he is a member, and attend classes and lectures at Oxford. NEW TflNFASTlC DAMMING OIL oncerned. The first hearing on a zoning liange within the l^-mile area of todfrey township bordering Al- 011 was held Friday by the county ppeals board. At that hearing, n application of Mr. and Mrs. oseph W. Hoskins for a change i zoning of their home premises t 3050 Godfrey Road (Route 67) rom residential to B-2, general was taken under usiness usage, advisement. The Alton Area Development Airport Purchase Deferred Bi-State Transit System completed its first two months of operation as a unified transportation system with an income of $733.000 over costs, it was announced Thursday. At the meeting of Bi-State Development Agency, it was shown in a financial report that the system collected 54,090,000 in the two-month period and paid out $3.357,000 in operating ex penses. After paying out $530,000 in fixed charges for revenue bond interest, depreciation reserves and capital improvement, there was a surplus as of May 31 of $203.000. the report: showed. Edwin M. Clark, chairman of Bi-State's transit operating committee, termed the operation "pretty fair." Another report consolidation of systems under '.o. tract is in the same neighborhood, often referred to by an old-time name as the Watts' Hill area. Alton because it has a city plan las the right to participate in icarings on zoning within the !%• mile area. It had no objections o offer at yesterday's hearing a plan commission member said. .7 5 Million Bonds Approved {or SIU Center showed tha area transi Bi-State ha: allowed closing of eight of 1 garages, with an estimated an nual saving of $360,000. The agency deferred furthc action on purchasing Parks Ail port at Cahokia until after July 9 meeting of the Municipa Airport Commission to see whether St. Louis intends t< lease the airport: from Bi-Stat and operate field. it as a secondary Belhalto Club Visits Modeling School BETHALTO— Members of the Bethalto Girls 4-H Club toured the Patricia Stevens modeling school in St. Louis this morning. Girls who have enrolled in clothing projects made the tour to see the latest in materials, get: ideas for the making of clothes, and to see how to properly wear dresses, sweaters, etc. Wednesday night the girls will be guests at the Home Extension Unit meeting in Wood River. The SIU board of trustees Friday approved a loan agreement for the sale of $4,750,000 in bonds for the university center at the Edwardsville Campus. Of this, $2,250,000 will be taken by the Federal Housing and Home Finance Agency and $2,500,000 will be sold by the university on the open bond market. The interest rate is expected to be 3% per cent or less. Student fees and operating income will be used to retire the bonded indebtedness on the university center, which will contain meeting rooms, lounges, a bookstore, recreation areas, and a cafeteria. South Dakota's Oldest Resident 109 Friday SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) Mrs. Emma Mercer South Dakota's oldest resident, celebrated her 109th birthday Friday, with a picture and letter from President Kennedy among her greetings. "I took after my father," she explained. "He died at the age of TOO after walking to town and back one day in the hot sun." District of Columbia Studies Barber Bias WASHINGTON (AP) — Distric of Columbia commissioners ar considering new regulations ur der which barbers could lose thei licenses for refusing to serve an customer or inability to cu "white" and "Negro" hair. Assistant Fire Chief Exams Slated for Eligibles Jidv 16 A promotional examination with- the Alton Fire Department for he position of assistant firr chief las been set for July IE. The xamination, a written test, ap- ilies only to eligibles within the department. The fire department has t w o positions of assistant fire chief, remaining to be permanently illed. Honored ROSS PI ARMBRUSTER. 206 State St., has boon awarded a To Speak at Jayeee IiiHtallalion Banquet A newly-elected national vice president will he one of the speakers at the installation banquet of the Alton Junior Chamber o f Commerce July 6 at the Hotel Stratford. certificate of appreciation and pin ! He is Denn Gordon of Monti- tor his 20 years of service to the I cello. Other speakers will be nation as an uncompensated offi-j Dick Bayer of Palatine, state rial of the Selective Service Sys-j tern, it was announced today by of! John II. Hammack. director the System in Illinois. Armbruster serves as regis- president. and Dick Thomas of Missorui. outgoing national vice On the position of police de-j (rant's adviser to Local Board No. partment cadet, a civilian post in vhich the duties are those of communications clerk, the com- nission is seeking to arouse in- eresl of young men, 18 to 19, who vould consider a police service areer. On-the-job training offered as| wlice cadet fits them to quali-i y. should they desire, on reaching] ige of 21 to seek appointment as; police patrolmen. Cadet applicants must be residents of the city who have completed high school. One position as a police caclel is vacant at this time. The job pays $285 to $300 a month. hich rovers the Alton area DISCOUNT! Spocinl lot of I,:Ullcs' Shoes, values 1o S5.no —all heels, all sizes, but not In all styles. WESTERN SHOE STORES 804-06 E. Broadway | president. i Gordon was elected at the na- jtional convention in Louisville, which ended Friday. 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