Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 2, 1963 · Page 3
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 2, 1963
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TUESDAY, JULY 2, 1963 ALTON EVMNG TELEGRAM m^^^m^^mmmmmt Stafahouse Scoreboard Passed toy THIS AssociAtteti m Summary of majof bills passe by the Illinois Legislature: Increase minimum wages o firemen and policemen. Substitute department for 111 nols Public Aid Commission. Itenpportlon Illinois House. Impose ourliiw on persons under 18. Sot up stale crime commission, Ueqiilre sent bolts In now Add ono cent to cigarette tax. Implement now Illinois judicial artiolo. Outlaw payoff pinball machines Require annual county audits. Create department of chlldrei and family services. Ban merger of police and flr< departments without referendun approval. Plug sales tax loopholes. Place ceilings on public ate payments. Increase legislators' salaries. Hike state aid to grade and high schools. Authorize $60 million state building program. Fix ceiling on Chicago property taxes. Increase pay of slate's attorneys, other county officials. Restrict use of electronic eaves-dropping. Increase state aid to junior colleges. Authorize $10 million junior college construction. Appropriate funds to promote Illinois tourism. Create commission to study public aid birth control program Increase parole board membership. Authorize annual legislative sessions if voters approve. Change constitution to broaden Legislature's powers in event of alomic disaster. Expand curriculum of Southern Illinois University and Northern Illinois University Educate gifted Authorize construction of institution for drug addicts. Establish 40-hour week for state prison guards. Allow quarterliorso racing and betting In downstate Illinois. Clamp restrictions on professional boxing. Authorize state to acquire site for burying low-g r a d e atomic wastes. Remove governor from Illinois Budgetary Commission. Appropriate $1 million for Illinois exhibit at New York World's Fair. Grant state aid for summer school sessions. Exclude governmental bodies from paying sales tax. Regulate charity drives. Allow patriotic recitation in schools. Authorize vocational training school in northern Illinois. Bicycle Stolen From <P Rack; Bike Seat Gone A bicycle and a new bicycle seat were stolen from the bike rack at the Allon YMCA Monday. James W. Fischer, 13, of 1008 Diamond St., said he left his bicycle at 9 a.m., and it was gone when he looked for it at 2:30 p.m. Larry Landreth, 303 Charlene St., told police he had chained his bicycle to Ihe rack when he entered the YMCA. When he returned, he said, the seat was missing. Another bicycle theft was reported by David La Brut, 1924 Liberty St, He told police his bike was taken from the yard of his home. Kids Can Apply Now For Free Camp Week Applications for the annual Alton Police Youth Camp sessions are now available at the police station, It was announced today. Week-long sessions beginning Aug. 5 will be held for boys 9 to 13 and girls 10 to 12, Youngsters from throughout the area are eligible to attend. The camp sessions are free to the youngsters, with costs paid by police from proceeds of their annual benefit Police Ball. Defeated By TMte ASSOCIATM) Summary of major bills defeat «J by the Illinois Legislature: Close most businesses on Sun day. Legalize wiretapping. Double half-cent city sales tax Allow cities to levy cigarette and liquor taxes. Prohibit discrimination in housing. ttoquli'o $l an hour minimum wago. Allow limited brunch bank- ''iff. 0 r o a t o a detriment ol commerce. Sot ti)) Illinois Industrial l)ov(!l()|niiL'iit Authority. Unn death penalty for six years. Shorten daylight saving time period. Broaden fair employment practices law. Authorize a slate income tax. Increase taxes on horse race jelling. Raise compulsory school at- tcmluiwo age. Increase speed limits. Permit orio-ccnt county gas tax for transportation purposes. Increase salaries of governor, other state officials. Build a now governor's mansion. Outlaw professional boxing Compel retirement of state employes at 65. Reapportlon Illinois Senate Increase county sales tax. Freeze property taxes. Create, state board of education. Ban relief payments to strikers. Lengthen terms of legislators. Appoint state school superintendent. Legalize bingo and lotteries. Revise .Constitution's tax article. Permit sheriffs and county reasurers to serve consecutive erms ' « Define crime of syndicaled ..ambling. Prohibit public employes' Irikes which endanger health and afery. Require annual safety inspec- ion of cars. Books Given to Prison BOOKS HEADED FOR PRISON Piled on a table at Hayner Public Library are some of the 400 unwanted books which the Telephone Pioneers are removing from the library for trans- fed to the Vandalia State Farm. At left is David E. Holt, librarian, who supervised the culling of the books from the library shelves. At right is Fred Smith, assisting in the transfer. Through the cooperation of the Hayher Public Library and the Telephone Pioneers, the prisoners at the Vandalia State Farm will soon he getting some new reading material. The library has already turned over to the Pioneers about 400 books found to be excess baggage on Ihe library shelves because of age or duplication. The Pioneers, an organization of veteran telephone workers, will then take the books to Vandalia. David E. Holt, Hayner librarian, said most of the books culled from the shelves so far are fiction, including best sellers of just a few years ago which are no longer in great demand, "While three or four copies of these books were necessary when they were on the best seller lists," he said, "one is sufficient now. So we are happy to make a gift of the exlra copies to places where they will be used." Several checks are made before the books are taken from the shelves, Holt said. East book is checked against standard library catalogs and against its usage in the Allon library in recent years. Then those that are found to be surplus, he said, are removed to make room for new books. Holt said the library is glad to act as a clearing house for unwanted books, and seeks gifts of such books from those who no longer want them. "When we get the books," he said, "we go through them and sort them, and if the library here can't use them, we pass them on to places like hospitals and orphanages. So anyone with some books he wants to get rid of should feel free to bring them to us here at the library." Auxiliary to Meet SOUTH ROXAN A—The Fireman's Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and hostesses will be Mrs. Frances Bedwell and Mrs. Josephine Hanfelder. Stores Ask Meterless Dollar Day Free downtown parking on Thursday, Aug. 8, is being asked by downtown merchants as a city contribution to the success of their annual summer "Dollar Day". In a petition addressed to the city council by Downtown Alton, Inc. through D. E, Ward, president, hooding of about 390 parking meters without a charge to the merchants is requested. The request will go to city council for consideration at its meeting on Wednesday of next week. In asking that the city cooper- ale with meter-hooding Ward's communication says: "We are certain that the increased sales from this promotion will bring to the city in in creased sales tax several times what the meters lake in on an ordinary Thursday business day." Heretofore, the DAI group, in obtaining meter-hooding for free parking lo shoppers has reimbursed the city for loss of meter revenues entailed, and Ihis is the first time the city is being asked to contribute financially to t h e project. The estimated 390 parking met ers thai would be eliminated from operation on Aug. 8 would be on the following street sections in addition to the Lincoln-Douglas Square parking lot: Market Street, from 3rd to Front, Broadway, Market to State; 3rd, Market to Slate; 4th, Market to State; State, Broadway to 4th; Belle, 3rd to 5th; Piasa and 3rd to 5th. The DAI petition, addressed to Mayor P. W. Day and the 14 aldermen has been filed with City llerk Paul A. Price who will refer it to the city council on July 10. Water Skiier Hurt Richard Wright, 41, of 3531 Oscar St., was given emergency treatment at Alton Memorial rlospital Tuesday evening for a lead laceration inflicted by a water ski. The accident occurred on he Mississippi River near Alton Ski Club practice area. Renews Parking Lot Pmh Upper Alton Business Men's Association has reiterated its stand in favor of the proposed parking lot along Merchant Street, between Washington Avenue and Main Street. In a letter addressed to Mayor P. W. Day and the City Council by H. A. Moore, president of Upper Alton Business Men's Association, Moore states: "The Association is 100 per cent for this parking lot to be placed along Merchant Street from Main to Washington." The letter explains that due to a petition by a minorily group (calling for a restudy of the parking lot project) the UABMA feels it necessary that "we restate our position." It also cites that, at all meelings prior to a final decision on the parking lot site to be proposed, all members of the Association present "voted 100 per cent for the (Merchant Street) location." The City Council last week referred the minority group petition to its real estate committee and the off-streel parking commission for further study. The petition, signed by about 10 Upper Alton merchants, said other sites for the lot should be $125 in Purse Missing From Store Drawer A purse containing $125 was taken from a drawer at Young's Department Store in downtown Alton Monday afternoon, police were told by Mrs, Chauncey Clayton, 4413 Chantel Drive, a sales clerk. Police searched the area for two women who were reported seen in the store near the drawer, but they were not found, Mrs. Clayton said the purse contained, in addition to the money, some papers, credit cards and house and auto keys. She said she placed the purse in the drawer at noon, and it was missing when she looked for it later. considered afrd objected that Ing meters might drive sho to shopping centers where ftce parking is available. The petition was circulated by tedward Pope of Pope'8 Restaurant. Ally* &en* Clark Opposes Idea of U*S> Amendments SEATTLE (AP)—The attorney general of Illinois has come out against three proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution. While attending the opening session of the National Assbcla- tion of Attorneys General Monday, William G. Clark supported a resolution opposing the amendments. One amendment would create a court of chief justice's ot the various states to review decisions of the Supreme Court. The others would limit the high court's power in legislalive reapporlionment and give states the sole right to initiate constitutional amendments. Tractor Crank Hits Man, 50, in Face A 50-year-old man suffered a head injury while attempting to crank a tractor Monday evening. John Hausman, Rte. 1, Alton had several stitches taken in his forehead when the crank slipped, spun around and struck him in the face. He was treated at Alton Memorial Hospital. Radio Falls, Cuts Miss Kathryn Shaw, 18, Rte. 1, Bethalto, was hit on the head by a radio while sweeping in the basement of her home Monday afternoon. The radio was on top of a cabinet and when she moved the cabinet, the radio struck her on the left side of the head. Three stitches were taken to close the wound at Alton Memorial Hospital. Rotary Honors Robertson Place Illinois electric coopera- ives under commerce commis- ion. Eliminate coroners. E x p a n d educational television. Raise legal age for marriage, Use $32 million in gas tax- funds for boosting state school aid. Regulate billboards. Reorganize election machinery In Chicago and Cook County. Dr. Forbes S. Robertson was resented the Alton Rotary :iub President's Award for out- tantling service during the past ear, at the club's installation anquet Monday night. Dr. Robertson, professor of 'geology at Principia College has served as program chairman and treasurer of Alton Rotary this past year. The award was made by Gene Kratschmer, Wounded by BB Orville Davidson. 78, of 308 Brookside Ave., was shot in the right, arm with a BB pellet Monday night as he was walking in the 200 block of Brookside Avenue. The pellet was removed from his arm at St. Joseph's Hospital. outgoing president. Herman T. Bunyan, general manager and vice president of radio station WOKZ, was installed as president of the club. Others installed include: Dr. Robertson, vice president; the Rev. Cortley Burroughs, secretary; and John Greenwood, treasurer. SAVE UP TO 50% ONSWIMWEAR FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! 104 W. Third St. TASTE CATS LIKE . . . ALL-CHICKEN A STRONGHEART PRODUCT 4th OF JULY SPECIAL . . . . Giant 7-Foot REDWOOD TABLE AND BENCH SET ADJUSTABLE! BAK"B M Q GRILL SEATS 12 EXTRA SIZE! EXTRA STURDINESS! EXTRA COMFORT! 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