Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 2, 1963 · Page 2
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 2, 1963
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two ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESt>AV, 2, 1963 Bananas Grow in Godfrey FAIR AND COOLER Scattered showers and thunder* warm east of the Rockies except for showers are due Tuesday night for cooler temperatures in eastern parts of northern sections of north .Atlantic upper Mississippi valley into Lakes states, parts of central Ohio valley into region and northern Ohio valley. (AP mid Mississippi valley, and along south- wirephoto Map) east coast of Florida, it will continue Weather forecast. Southside Sewer Agreement Near Agreement may be reached coi cerning one of the last parce of right-of-way for Alton's soutl side interceptor sewer at a mee big late today. The easement, said Mayor W. Day, is one sought from A ton Box Board Co. Those expec ed to attend the late afternoo session besides himself, said Day were Frank R. Hollis, vice-pres dent in charge of engineering fo the Box Board Company, its at torney, K. K. Hoagland Jr., Em mett Fitzgerald of the city's leg al consultants on the sewer program, and Public Workds Direct or Paul Lenz. Only one more easement, besides that from the box board firm, is needed for the interceptor sewer, Day explained, and it apparently lies within what will be County Seat Unit Takes Territory 1 Alton and vicinity: Gcneral- I ly fair and a little cooler to'. night and Wednesday. A feu i scattered showers or thunder- j storms likely in Hie area lo- ir-light. Low tonight in the upper 60s. High Wednesday in the mid required for right-of-way for the i to upper 80s. planned Berm highway extension. Because of this, it may be possible for the city to obtain an easement from the state instead of directly from the present owners of the property concerned. The easements are needed for tlie southsdic interceptor section on which the city took construe-: tion bids last week. | When it was found thai tlie bids; EDWARDSVILLE-The Macli- Bar Group Commended For Debate j EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Board of School Trustees, at a meeting here Monday night, approved a petition for transfer of a small area from Triad Community Unit School Dist. 2 in St. Jacob Township to the Edwardsville Community Unit District. The board acted upon a petition by Rosa and Fred Feldmeier and Paul D. and Victoria Hooks, resid- far exceeded estimated cost, the city council laid over action until a possibility of negotiating a •eduction in the lowest proposal •ould be investigated. Because a $250,000 federal grant las been made for the intercep- or. question was raised whether lie city could negotiate for morej :ian a five per cent bid revision Public Works Director Pan icnz has made written reques o the Chicago office of Health 'elfare & Education department, >r a ruling on the possibility oi d negotiations. Mayor Day said this morning that a response is still awaited. When it is received, lie said, he plans to arrange a meeting of the public works department staff and members of the city sewers committee so that a report with regard to the sewer- bid may be made to next week's meeting of the council. Murphy to Seek Peters' Budget Post ing in the territory sought to be I SPRINGFIELD, 111. an — Rep. detached and added to the Ed-|w. J. Murphy of Antioch, Republican House majority leader, has son County Bar Assn. today received a commendation from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren on its nation-wide inaugural of debates on the proposed "quiet three" controversial amendments to the federal constitution. The county bar group is believed to be the first in the county to answer the call of Justice Warren for a "great national debate" on the three amendments, at. least several of which had already quietly slipped through legislatures of 16 states — including Illinois. Justice Warren, in a letter to the County Bar Association received today by its president- State's Attorney Dick H. Mudge BANANA TREE Earl Renter measures the leaf on his banana plant growing in a plastic- walled greenhouse at his farm on Levis Lane. It is about two feet across, and the stalk is nearly a foot in diameter. The plant is 18 months old, and bearing a stalk of fruit which will be the regulation grocery store size when matured. One of First wardsville district. Assessed valuation of the property involved is ?7,840, on which taxes of $248.07 are levied, County Supt. of School Wilbur R. L. Trimpe reported to the board, of which he is ex-officio secretary. There were no objections to the transfer from either district involved. Only one pupil, a 6-year-old son of the Hooks couple, resides in the small area affected and he has been attending the new Leclaire School in Edwardsville with the Triad District paying his tuition because the latter district would be required to send a bus on a 15- mile detour route to transport the boy to a kindergarten class in that district, Supt. Trimpe reported. There are two children of preschool age in the territory transferred. The board will act July 30 on a petition received Monday night, in which Jackie Roy and Gloria M. Hall and James N. and Golda M. Cooper are asking detachment of their property from East Alton Elementary Dist. 13, and its annexation to Wood River Elementary Dist. 15, —praised the group's initiative in sponsoring a debate on the amendments last Wednesday night: at: Holiday Inn near Ed- •vardsville. i Merits of the amendments —, which would change the amending process of the federal constitution, dilute the power of the U.S. Supreme Court, take away from federal courts all jurisdiction over state legislative apportionment and create a super- Supreme Court of State Supreme Court justices — were debated locally by Florida Supreme Court Justice Millard F. Caldwell .speaking for the revolutionary changes, and the opposition - representative, Atty. Arthur J. Freund of St. Louis. In a straw vote following the debate last Wednesday, the 53 Madison County attorneys present, voted 40-13 against two of the proposed amendements and to ous' Peters, commission chajr- 43-10 against (he "super-court" City Calls on G M O A • 1 Sewer Jobs ror hewer Job Aid At TROPICAL FRUIT The stalk of fruit, the largest ever or six bananas under each petal. Every grown'locally, it is believed, is rapidly day a petal unfurls and tile hand can expanding as heat and moisture do be seen. Above the flower are the ex- thcir work. The maroon-colored flower posed bunches of small frnit which Will at the bottom conceals a "hand" of five get larger and yellower in time. declared himself a candidate to replace Sen. Everett R. Petprs, R-St. Joseph, as chairman of the Illinois Budgetary Commission. Murphy made the anno'.icr- menl Monday shortly after his appointment to the budgetary group by Republican House spe.-iker John W. Lewis. If was a fight over 0 >t attempt men for 1G years, that bn ..ght a boisterous windup o) • e legislative session last .veek Lev/is, in naming Murphy :u?d oticr House membsrs co tho com rnv.'.on, said he felt the House is entitled to Die chairmanship. Murphy, who replaces Rep, G'-'< rgp Brydia, K-Prophetslown, on the commission, ':•-. expected 'o be put in as chairman b* a combination of House Republicans and House and Senate Dern- ocra'.«. No date has b,-«'!i set foi the cvmr.ission's organization ••netting. Lewis reppointed Reps. William Pollack of Chicago and Charles Willett of Dixon, both Republicans, to the 14-member legislative commission. proposal. Racial Strife in Guiana Continues GEORGETOWN, British Guina (AP)—British Guiana's political warfare between Negroes and East Indians threatened today to explode into racial warfare. Police Chief Cnrl Ausin said he i feared further violence after a I Negro was fatally shot Monday | in Plaisance, a village five milei from Georgetown, the capital Rioting broke out when shops run by East IndUms reportedly refused to sell to Negroes Ne gives sacked the shops. The GM&O Railroad was to haul material this afternoon for the City of Alton because trucks can't reach the site for repairs to the damaged Upper Piasa Valley sew- ei line. The point where the sewer break occurred in the creekbed is closely adjacent to the GM&O tracks and there is no route over which material trucks can reach the spot, which is in a pasture area. EDWARDSVILLE — An even! i n order to move in concrete, 100 permits were issued during | said Assistant City Engineer Ger- $1,320,000 In Permits ForBuildin. WHOSE WEEDS ARE THESE? Olty has leased the former Illi* are those surrounding the old! waiting Wimal depot at Piasa aud the platform? And what's more important: the Junior Service league. TUi^- who has to cut them? June for construction of buildings worth $1,320,200 in unincorporated areas of Madison County. The monthly report of county building official Charles Erspamer, completed Monday, listed 80 permits issued in June for construction of residences having an estimated value of $1,205,000. In addition, 15 permits were issued for garages and additions in unincorporated areas with a value of $41,200 and four permits for 554,000 worth of business and commercial buildings. ; The report, which showed $2,678 fee receipts to the county from ssuance of building and zoning permits the past month, listed one permit issued for erection of a small church estimated to cost $20,000. Car-Tractor Accident at Carrolltoii CARROLLTON - Leo Grummel, Carroll ton area farmer, was injured this morning when a truck rammed into the rear of a tractor-drawn wagon filled with wheat on Alternate 67 north of here. Joseph Kane, Carrolltoii area farmer, was killed in a similar highway accident last week. Grummel was knocked from his tractor when the truck, driven by Lanny Lovekamp of Carrollton, went up over the wagon and crushed it. Wheat was strewn over the pavement. Grummet's injuries were not aid Bacus, the GM&O, through its local trackniaster, Philip Gehrig, offered use of a motorcar and a trailer to haul in the necessary material. Make Job Permanent At 1 p.m. the motorcar was to meet a-city crew at 20tli and Henry Streets where the trailer-car was to be loaded with ready-mixed concrete and hauled by rail a quarter mile north to the site ol repairs. The concrete was to be used to encase a cast iron, pipe already laid in the creek-bed and make the replacement of the broken sewer line as permanent a job as possible, said Bacus. One of the next jobs for the city's sewers division and one of the first to be tackled by the new sewer superintendent, Arthur E. Phillips, will be to relieve a storm sewer stoppage at the Northside Playground. Harold Bean, city recreation Kerner Calls For Jobs For Negroes CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Kernei- has called for more jobs for Negroes, who he said are -the victims of "the famed melting pot (which) has failed to melt." Kerner, in an emphatic talk Monday night at the opening session of the National Association for Colored People, said the | dream of moving up to full participation and acceptance in the American society has become a nightmare for the Negro. "For the Negro," Kerner said, "the famed melting pot has failed to melt. "But a surging, expanding economy will. . .in its search for considered serious, was unhurt. Lovekamp hands and brains every dike of prejudice and fully employ all our people. "We need so insistent a force of demand playing upon industry that it will employ, upgrade and train those now rejected as marginal and unfit. "It is the saddest commentary Unit only in a war of man against man can we fully make use of men." f !,l_ th *L th f-™^!!l.!!l! s "P« linlend enl. reported the sewer stoppage today to the public works department, and was informed steps to reopen the duct would be taken as quickly as possible. As a result of the drainage sev er clogging, water is standing i the outfield of the softball dia mond, said Bean. The city sewers division toda was engaged in completing repairs to a sewer line across Pias creek which couldn't be interrup ed for the playground job. Pentagon Plans To Seek ROTC i Scholarships WASHINGTON (AP) - Th Pentagon soon will propose offei ing hefty college scholarships i an effort to draw picked youn men into advanced Army and Ai Force reserve officer trainin, programs, it was learned today The Defense Department pla is to grant up to $1,300 a yea to young men who are chosen t enroll in advanced two-year ROTC courses and who agree to stay ot active duty for at least four year after college graduation. A pilot program would provide up to 1,000 scholarships each fo the Army and Air Force ROTC Neither service now has any sucl subsidy. If Congress approves — and 1 the sewer line was found more than a week ago, and preliminary work on the repair was begun last week. The replacement pipe was in place by mid-forenoon today, and pouring the concrete sleeve was to complete the job, this afternoon. The repair was a difficult one, both due to the location and nature of the job, and the necessity of diverting the flow of the creek with a temporary flume so concrete could be used, said the assistant city engineer. Getting concrete to the site would have been almost impossible except for the aid proffered by the railroad. A Simpler Solution The city had not originally asked transportation help by rail, but had sought a permit to drive trucks from 20th and Henry ovei the railroad right-of-way to the sewer-break site. The railroad's offer was made as a counter proposal to simplify solution of' the dilemma confronting the sewers division. The place where the sewer failed is midway between the Elm- Central viaduct and 20th and Henry Street;. Bacus said the failure of I h e sewer was apparently due to a rush of water in the east branch of, Piasa creek, and, because of its remote location, went undiscovered for a time. The sewer line affected is one leading up to Central avenue, near Riley. Wood River Audit Report Tonight Built 22 Years Ago Building the original pipe line across the creek was one of the difficult phases when the Piasa Valley sewer was built, about 22 wash away years ago. The point where the sewer crosses the creek is near a site which in early days of the railroad, a century or more ago, was a water tank station to supply locomotives. The builders of rail| road from Alton to Springfield in 'the 1850's are said to have obtained water either from Piasa creek or a spring to fill,the water tank erected there. it works out in practice thi program can conceivably be ex panded to offer a larger numbei of scholarships. The Navy already hqs such an arrangement, providing full four year scholarships worth abou $2,000 a year. DIAL HO 5-4271 Convenient Shopping WARDS *••?••••,; » > ^ - ^r» Plena Shopping Center *************** < ALTON KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PRE 4TH OF JULY DANCE Wo Admission Charge WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD $ TO I Members and Their Guests We/come WE DO OUR OWN FINANCING AT SLACK FURNITURE and APPLIANCE 00, 393 W. Third St,—Downtpwn Alton Long Terms—Many, Many Months to Pay! WOOD RIVER — An audit covering Wood River Township books back ttf March 31, 1959, which will show any alleged fund discrepancies will be presented members of the town board of auditors by Supervisor Clyde Donham tonight. The meeting night was changed from Wednesday due to tlie July 4 holiday Thursday. The audit, started in April by Scheffel & Co. of Alton, is expected to reveal the extent of any "borrowing" by former township clerk Ronald Rodgers, who in April resigned from his post and later admitted giving a letter to former township supervisor Frit: Grenzebach in which he listed "borrowing" some township funds. At the time of presenting t h e statement, Rodgers also was reported to have tendered a check to Grenztbach as restitution of the alleged borrowed funds. Rodgers had reportedly borrowed $3,200 out of the general assistance fund of the township. fn May Richard Scheffel, in the process of making the audit, reported discrepancies totaling $7,280.40 had been found. Scheffel told the board at that time that there are "charges on bank statements for which no check or oilier supporting detail can be located, some of which were listed on the annual report of the town clerk — others were not," he added. States Attorney Dick Mudge, who had been advised of tlie pending a audit today, said he can make no comment whatsoever on it until such lime as he receives and can examine a copy of the audit. Earthquake Rocks Parts of Colorado DENVER, Colo. (AP) — The Denver metropolitan area was rocked by a sharp earthquake shortly after 1 a.m. today. The tremor appeared to be the most severe in an 18-month series, but no severe damage was reported. 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 POLICYI No Membership fee S. HAROLD (Cotton) ROBERTS Office HO 5-55151 After 8 p.m, 4(>, r )-5:tlS MILLERS' MUTUAL ^ OP ILLINOIS I. N S U R A N C B ^ AUTO • HOMI BUSINESS CUSTOMERS WANTED MATERNITY CLOTHES — Al prices you approve. Tops SI.OS & $2.88, Two-piece dresses at $4.98. Al! are lightweight and wash .'D wear for summer wear. Nicely made and altrno- live. Phone 462-0781, Alton. METAt LUGGAGE — For those who like their belongings wrapped In sieel, Three sizes: 21" at $4.90, 24" at $5.90, 20 it $8.90 (PlUB P.E.T.K ~" color. 301 Piasa, Blue LADIES' X • LARGE SIZES — Now at popular prices, plus a good selection to choose from. 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