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Friday, July 5, 1963
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ALTON EVENING, Scattered showers and thuttdershtw- crs are due Friday night in northern Plains, tipper Mississippi valley and western sections of Ohio and Tennes* see valleys. Showers and thunder- Man Shot, Another Knifed in County EDWARDSVILLE — The sheriff's office was investigating today a shooting affray Wednesday afternoon at Madison County's newest village, Pontoon Beach, and a knife-wounding in a street fight Thursday night at Eagle Park Acres near Madison. Andrew Mack, a 3&-year-old steel plant worker, was shot twice with a .410-gauge shotgun about 3 p.m. Wednesay at his residence at 9 Jones Park Dr., Pontoon Beach, near Granite City, deputies learned. Apprehended later by the village police officer, Lester Johnson, and a special deputy sheriff, a suspect in the shooting was brought to the county jail and later charged with attempted homicide. Named in the warrant issued by Edwardsville trate William Police Traband Magis- was a and pellel side of the neighbor of Mack's Daniel Apponey, 43, of No. 6 Jones Park Dr. Mack, moved by ambulance to St. Elizabeth's Hospital at Granite City, was reported in serious condition today from a gunshot wounc in the left shoulder wounds to the right chest, right arm and neck. Apponey was being held at the county jail today in lieu of $25,000 bond set on the charge by Magis trate Traband. Under treatment today in the same hospital was Charles Mitchell, 23, of Eagle Park Acres, who suffered knife wounds to the chest, back, head and left hand in a street fight Thursday night at Eagle Park Acres, outside Madison. Mitchell, reported in serious condition, was unable to make a statement to deputies or identify his assailant. Day to Attend Kernels Meeting on Civil Rights ~ . ~ Mayor P. W. Day plans to attend a civil rights conference called by Gov. Otto Kerner at Springfield next Wednesday and has asked Frank Vozak, chairman of Alton Human Relations Conv mission, and City Counsellor J. W. Hoefert to accompany him. In cooperation with Illinois Municipal League and Illinois City Managers' Association, Gov. Kerner has called a meeting of mayors and city managers for a forenoon discussion in St. Nicholas Hotel on "how all can work together to prevent development of racial tensions." In his letter to Mayor Day, Gov. Kerner says that purpose of the conference is to present the facts of Illinois law on civil rights; to discuss how state and municipal officials can work together to insure that no citizen of Illinois shell need or have excuse to resort to the streets to vindicate his civil rights; and to prevent the development of racial ensions. The Governor also proposes to present his own views on appropriate pubb'c policy. The program to be presented by qualified speakers is to. include questions from the floor and an opportunity for general discussion. The meeting comes on the same day as the next city council meet- tomobile and be back for the aldermanic session even if the con- ierence extends into the afternoon. Revived Infant Is Doing 'Fine' ing, but would be Mayor Day possible for said him make the Springfield trip by au A 7-week-old East Alton boy vas reported "doing perfectly fine" today by liis mother aftei liis life was saved by artificial respiration this week. Mrs, Dorothy Ventress, 609 Reed Drive, said her baby's life was saved by Mrs. Sharon Carter, 405 East Drive, when Mrs. Carter applied mouth-to-mouth respiration to the boy. The boy, Scott Allen was found on a bed with a pillow over his lead, "and he had turned blue," Wrs. Ventress said. He revived after the respiration treatment. Percy Says He Favors Goldwater CHICAGO (AP) — Charles H. Percy, the only announced candi dale for the Republican nomination for governor of fllinois, says Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., would carry the state in a presidential election. "I would support him," Percy, 43, who is making his first bid for public elective office, said in a taped radio program. storms are expected in southern Rockies and western part of southern Plains. It will be warmer in upper Mississippi valley and Lakes region. (AP Wirephoto Map) Extended Forecast Southern Illinois — Temperatures will average two to five degrees above normal. Some warming over the weekend. Normal highs, 87 to 90. Normal lows, 65 to 70. Precipitation will total to one-fourth to one-half of an inch, occurring as scattered thundershowers intermittently throughout the period. Admits Shot Altoiiian after Auto Collision Guy Ronnie Wallace, 23, of the Tri-Cities area, was bound over to the Madison County Grand Jury Monday on a charge of aggravated battery after he admitted shooting an Alton man early Sunday morning. The Alton man, who gave an address on Clark Street, is William Darkins, 33, admitted to Alton Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound in the chest and neck. Wallace, who was released on 52,500 property bond, told Madison police that he fired at Dark- ns in self-defense after a minor auto accident on Madison Avenue at Seventh Street in Madi;on. He said Darkins appeared to 3e reaching toward a pocket of his clothing as if to obtain a weapon. Wallace related that he later threw the revolver with which he allegedly shot Darkins into the Granite City canal locks. Wallace, record of arrests for peace dis- EDWARDSVILLE OIL BLAZE near the plant was evacuated, Smoke from the fire could be seen 80 miles away in St. Louis. Witnesses said flames leaped hundreds of feet into the air. (AP Wirephoto) Firemen fotighi for an hour and a half before getting this fire at the Cities Service Oil Co. bulk plant at Edwardsville under control. Four firemen were injured and one of them was hospitalized with bums. A five-square block BUCKLED RAILROAD TRACKS Boxcar on a siding near the Cities Service bulk plant at Edwardsvtlle, which burned in a spectacular 1 "' The heat of the fire fire Wednesday afternoon, buckled the railroad tracks EDWARDSVILLE — The state fire marshal's office today was investigating the cause of an oil:ed fire which destroyed three wildings at the Cities Service Oil Co. bulk plant here Wednesday af- ;ernoon, caused other extensive damage and threatened homes in the area. A complete estimate of the damage and loss was not available today, but was expected to exceed $25,000. A volunteer fireman' sustained burns, and Fire Chief Edward -oolbaugh and another fireman- ,vere overcome by heat and smoke but returned to duty during the blaze, which started at 1:50 p.m. and was brought under control about 90 minutes later. Pump' House Origin Scene of the fire, which ap- unemployed, has a turbance, according to police. Over 500 Attend July 4th Picnic At Salu Park More than 500 people attended the Alton Community Church's Fourth of July Picnic in Salu Park Thursday. Alton Alderman James M. Bailey was the featured speaker. The Rev. H. S. Connors, pastor of the Community Church, honored members of the State Champion Alton High School Track team. Those honored include Leroy Johnson, Andrew Johnson, George Hunt and William Thomas. Rev. Luther T. Simmons, pastor of the Morning Star Baptist Church, was a special guest. Fairs to Be Staged in Four Local Counties This Month Fanciers of quince jelly and horse-pulling contests, not to mention beef on the hoof, will get plenty of action during July with four local county fairs ready to start. The first is the 108th Greene County Agricultural Fair at Carrollton, scheduled to throw open the gates at the fairgrounds near Carrollton, Monday. Jersey County Fair will start the following Sunday, July 14, near jerseyvllle. The Jerseyans will barely have their annual exposition unveiled when Macoupln County Fair will be launched near Carllnville on Tuesday, July 16. The following week, on July 23, the Madison County Fair will start at Lindendale Park, Highland. In addition to the usual carnival rides and exhibitis, Greene, Jersey and Macoupin fairs will feature harness racing, A long list of prizes for excellence in everything from pig-raising to cake-baking will be offered at all fairs, with the accent being on swine and cattle, both beef and dairy. Principal event of the opening day of Greene County Fair Monday will be the selection of Miss the 4-H Club dress review. Similar events will be staged at Jersey and Ma coupin. The Jersey winner, in ad- Greene County Fair during evening at the close of a FREE! Clip and Save Ad Onto the Great Hetkr, Jem, The blind mu m«<k hit pie*. Jeouj tafo bilB w«ib in to **<• Ntme thf pool (John 0:1.71 ALTON BIBLE A BOOK STORE 2600 E. BROADWAY ond Religious Ittmt HO 2*901)1 dition to receiving the Miss Jer sey County Fair title, will also receive the title Miss Jersey Coun> ty, that event being an official Miss America preliminary. FARMERS SPECIAL GASOLINE AND OIL PRODUCTS ACME OIL CO. Phone 462-3090 or 465-5882 W, P. GOSSETT, Owner State Marshal Probes Blaze At Oil Firm in Edwardsville parently originated at a fuel oil pumphouse where electricians were installing wiring, was the Cites Service bulk plant at Longfellow and Hale, several blocks west of Rte. 159 and three-quarters of a mile south of downtown Edwardsville. The roaring flames, billowing clouds of black smoke and exploding oil drums in the bulk plant warehouse afforded pre-July 4 pyrotechnics for residents of the neighborhood and the curious — many of whom ignored police efforts to evacuate the area as a precaution in event oil storage ;anks at the plant ignited. Edwardsville firemen, aided by len Carbond fire department's truck, poured streams of water on six nearby storage tanks containing and estimated 100,000 gallons of fuel oil, gasoline and diesel fuel. The blaze, firemen reported, apparently had started on the outside of a small fuel oil pump- house — as electricians were installing wiring and a meter — then spread to a sheet metal-covered warehouse containing oil pro- mornin cause interro pany 1 trical f when t Volur Michel leg an "flashb He tin ducts, j puddle Automobiles Destroyed Two boxcars about 20 feet from the warehouse on the Nickel Plate Railroad tracks were partially burned and two automobiles belonging to bulk plant employ- es, were destroyed. Deputy State Fire Marchal Marvin Tedder of Granite City and Fire Chief Coolbaugh late this burning Dam cars a estima Desti the bul Weinac tides contain ies anc A ff —^^~^~* morning began checking into the cause of the fire. Expected to be interrogated were two power company linemen and two local electrical firm empoloyes at the scene the blaze started, nteer Fireman Chester I suffered burns of the left id arm when caught in a back" from the oil-fed fire, rew himself into a nearby j puddle of water to extinguish his irning clothes. Damage to the two railroad box cars and section of trackage was estimated today at $?.000 Destroyed in the warehouse of the bu'!; plant, operated by Henry Weinacht, Jr., were large quan- of petroleum products- -in containers and drums, also batteries and automobile tires. No esti- mate was available as to loss suffered by Weinacht or Cities Service Oil Co. -Major Storage Tanks concern of firemen com- batting the blaze were six large storage tanks set on metal racks and containing fuel oil and gasoline. Coolbaugh, under covered streams of water poured from fire hoses, managed to shut off outlet valves from the tanks and by dousing the tanks with water firemen were able to prevent a possible catastrophe. Wood R i v e r fire department sent equipment to the local fire station for "standby" duty, while bo-th Edwardsville fire trucks were in use at the blaze. A Shell Oil Co. refinery "foam" truck was called in event the fire spread to the storage tanks, but was not needed. Edwardsville police were aided by state highway patrolmen in handling traffic in the area. Firemen said today they had not yet determined whether the bulk plant warehouse is inside t h e city limit, which extend obliquely along Longfellow Ave, Labor Candidates Win in Britain LONDON (AP)—Britain's ruling Conservative party suffered sharp vote decreases in two special elections to fill vacancies: in the House of Commons Thursday. Labor candidates won both seats. SMow For - mvhed passenger miteffloblltsi, sutijeet to assessment for tasks In 'Altdn, have decreased by 211 this year according to a WfxiH of Township As- •teifiea P< Gdrmafi. ' the ttthef hand, Individually owned inuskft, tees, and trailers havsihtifeased by p. the flfclessor has found 9,072 pnsseiigcr cats for assessmentto a total pt $4,604.220, ft decease of $14,h8fl fitsmlp*t year. Me has assessed ll& trucks, trailers, and buses at $?2,990 an increase of $7 SSO. " bormnn uttnoutided today thai; he htts 'just-finished the Individual personal property assessment, ft totals $7,517,250, a decrete! of $82,540 from last year's .figures. He Is ilow closing tire business personal property book and will deliver It along wlui Hie two Individual personal property books to George Musso, county, supervisor of assessments, next week. Gorman said much work remains to be done on the real estate 'assessment books and Unit It mny take three months or more lo complete them. In addition to Uie Items on motor vehicles, Gorman has entered the following assessments under two other categories: Household furniture and fixtures, $2,837,340, a decrease of $72,540, and all other perHonul property $2,700, a decrcHso of 53,300. The number-of individual personal property owners listed now numbers 10,374, a decreasq of 23J2. The annual house-to-house, (jan- vriss on personal property assessments revealed an unusual amount of moving during Uie Jastyear, the assessor said. Many dwellings and apartments, .were found vacant, compared to last year, and apparently the number of removals from the city was unusually large. Man Fined in Police Court at Wood River WOOD RIVER — Andrew Auer, 53, 103 E. Acton Ave., was fined $15 and costs Uiis morning after pleading guilty before Police Magistrate 0. W. Vernor to a charge of drunk and disorderly conduct. A police report indicated he was arrested at his home at 12:49 p.m. Thursday. EFFECTIVE JULY 1. '63 THE STATE OF ILLINOIS REQUIRES THAT UNINSURED MOTORIST PROTECTION BE OFFERED WITH AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY INSURANCEI YOU!! ALREADY HAVE THIS PROTECTION IF YOU PURCHASED LIABILITY COVERAGE UNDER OUR GOLDEN KEY POLICY! No Membership Fee Robert E. Muehleman Office HO 5-5551 After 5 p.m. HO 2-1887 MILLERS' MUTUAL OF ILLINOIS N3URANCE AUTO * HOME BUSINESS Money Today 4 ALTON'S LANDMARK STORE SINCE 1884 SAVE YOURSELF AND FAMILY 25% TO 35% ON THESE SUPER'S" 93 Look for RED 'N YELLOW Signal LADIES' SUPER'S "STACY AMES" DRESSES 9 SHORT CULOTTES MAGIC-CREPE SLIP HANDBAGS "GRACE WALKER" STRAPS 3 92 SHIRTWAIST DRESSES JR. PETITE DRESSES 5 96 "CORO" JEWELRY LADIES' SHORTS I 93 CANVAS OXFORDS SLEEVELESS BLOUSES 2< 91 By "SUPER" we mean quality items specially priced or reduced to save you 25% to 35%. We show no "comparable" prices because it has been so overdone as to be misleading. Take our word: These are really "SUPER"! Shop early I MEN'S SUPER'S SUMMER PAJAMAS I 88 CASUAL OXFORDS V 2 -SLEEVE DRESS SHIRT F DRESS PANTS BAILEY WESTERN HATS 3 BERMUDA SHORTS SWIM TRUNKS 2 V« -SLEEVE SPORT SHIRT 97 F.E.T. 63 4 69- F.E.T. 99' GET $25 to $800 quickly —without red up«—-on your SIGNATURE . . AUTOMOBILE . . FURNITURE. Y<MI m»y »ppty tvm K vow owt m»n»y now in4 your W|t» iniullmtm ptynwni* c*« »!» &f r«du«d. Chooff your own rtptvment plin to fit feudfflt pi? «ll(tf «nd incont. Phonf tim for i ont-viiic loin . . . compltf* in • f*w rninuui. HOWARD FINANCE | £26 E. ' •BROADWAY; 1 f. T QN ill ' HOWARD. HOWARD 2-9218 CHILDREN'S SUPER'S TOT'S SLIPPER DRESS TOT'S SUNSUITS GIRL'S JAMAICA SETS GIRL'S DRESSES BOY'S SPORTSHIRTS BOY'S PLA-SHQRTS PltfS, M4NY MQRi '" Shop Men.. Thure,, Frit nites till 9 n I 22 62' 72 21 4 277 239 1 42 FAMILY SUPER'S HAND TOWELS WASH CLOTHS UTILITY TUB BATH SET CAR TRAVEL SAC QUALITY LUGGAGE CAMP PILLOWS for 5 •12ft*. n F.E.T. 77' nof listed. Oytr 100 "CHARGE ir new at,.,

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