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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, JULV 12,1903 CLOUDY AND WARM Scattered showers and thuiidershow ers are due Friday night in upper Great Lakes, entire Mississippi valley and parts of western Gulf coast states. It will be warmer in north Atlanticcoast states, Donohoo Answers Doiiliam and Zitt By JOHN STETSON Telegraph Staff Writer Wood River Township Supervisor Clyde Donham and asessor Robert Zitt are using the township as a "political football," George Donohoo of the township board of auditors said today. Donohoo's statement was in answer to a suggestion from Donham and Zitt Wednesday that Donohoo, Gene Berghoff and Verdell Williams, the latter two also members of the board of auditors, resign. Donham and Zitt said the three should be "allowed to tender their resignations in the best New Speed Expected in City Council Some minor changes made by Alton city council Wednesday night in its rules of procedure are expected to speed up the disposition of business at its meetings. In connection rules Chairman interest of the people of the township." ' Donohoo said he wondered if the two men were trying to settle problems or create them. "These men should realize," oC reports Donohoo added, "that nothing is resolutions politically right which is morally wrong. These men would evidently like puppets or yes men on the board of auditors to be under their thumb to further their political ambitions. Are they truly interested in the people of Wood River Township, or politics?" Donohoo denied the charge that he had little interest in the affairs of the township. "My friends \know better, Donham and ZitTknow better, and their political advisors know better.' 'According to Law' To the claim that Donohoo received his appointment of auditor as the result of Fred Grenzebach, former township supervisor, and Berghoff, Donohoo said his appointment was in accordance with the law. "As to political appointments," he declared, "what was Donham's appointment of Merle Bassett as township attorney other than a political obligation? I still question the legality of this appointment. Donham, Zitt and Tite's offices are filled with political appointees." Donohoo said he was not in office when certain alleged transactions took place. "If the withholding tax account is not , being handled properly, then it should be corrected. This is my first knowledge-of such an irregularity." Further, Donohoo said, he was not in office when former township clerk Ronald Rodgers allegedly "borrowed" $3,289.90, "or any other amount," from the General' Assistance Fund. "My first vote as auditor," Donohoo said, "was for an audit of the books. Another 54,000 is allegedly unaccounted for. I want the facts and truths concerning this matter, not suspicions and implications of politicians." •Let Guilty Be Punished' Though it is not his decision to make, Donohoo said, "if a crime has been committed let the guilty be punished, regardless of who it may be." Merle Bassett, Donohoo added is assistant state's attorney, as well as township attorney "Therefore, it is his duty to take necessary action if a crime has been committed." Donohoo said he wished "these gentlemen" would be more specific regarding what he had done or could do to discourage new industry from coming to the area. "It is more likely," he said, "that an assessor could do more to discourage new industry than anyne else." Donohoo said he svas 'a representative of the people in Wood River Tosvnship and his actions will be in their interests to the best of his ability. "It the time would ever come (hat I would lose this interest," he aajd, "no one will have to ask me to resign, I will do it wtih the new Roy Geltz of the council's rules committee, pointed out that the order of business now provides for the presentation at one time both and implementing by standing or special committees. Heretofore, the rules have provided for the presentation at separate times of reports and of resolutions. Alderman Geltz said the new rule means that implementing resolutions shall be acted on at the same time as the reports to which they refer. Further, he said, it is the intent that the implementing resolution may be a part of the report and the whole master disposed of with a single roll call. Can Avoid 2 Roll Calls In this way, he explained, two rollcalls on the .same subject matter can be avoided, which will save time and also shorten the taking of minutes of each meeting. No change has been made in the rule providing that resolutions on new business shall be offered by aldermen on call of the roll by wards. This item remains last in the order of business. All new business, the rules provide shall be referred to an appropriate committee for a report and lay over to the next regular meeting unless rules are suspended. Another rule tending to shorten meetings has been retained. This provides no member of the council shall be permitted to speak on any one given subject for longer than five minutes ex> cept by pi-emission through a .wo-thirds vote of members present. Under the new rules a motion 'to lay over" any matter is for the first time definitely given jreferential status. It is included among motions that may be received when any question is under debate and which shut off discussion, such as motions to adjourn, lay on the table, previous question, postpone, or amend. Of interest to citizens who send communications to the council is a change in the rule setting the time by which com munications must be filed with the city clerk. Time Deadline The rule now reads "No com munications or ordinance of an; kind shall be read or presents for the consideration of oil council unless the same or copy (hereof shall have bee previously filed in the offic of the city clerk by 5 p.m. o the day preceding the counc meeting". Before each council meeting an agenda is prepared for coun cil members listing all matt«r scheduled to come up under In Tennessee valley and north Pacific coast states and cooler in northern Plateau and Plains and parts of central Plateau and Plains.—(AP Wirephoto Map) WeatherForecast Alton and vicinity: Considerable cloudiness tonight and Saturday with a few scattered showers and thunderstorms like- y tonight or Saturday. A little varmer tonight with low in the nid 60s. High Saturday in the nid 80s. Extended Forecast Southern Illinois — . Tempera ures will average near to slight- y below seasonal normals with only minor day-to-day changes. Vormal highs, 88 to 91. Normal ows, 64 to 70. Precipitation will •werage around one-half inch, ailing as showers Saturday or Sunday and again about Tuesday. Union Talks With Peavey Are Resumed Negotiations in the 12-day old ;rike at the Alton Mills of the 'eavey Co. were resumed at 10 u's morning in the offices of tiie ederal Mediation and Concilia- on Service St. Louis for the first me since the strike started. The session was called at the equest of the Conciliation Service. Negotiations between members : Local 81 of the American Fed- ration of Grain Millers, AFL-CIO nd the Peavey Co. broke down uly 1 and the strike was started at 7 o'clock that night. The issues involved in the strike over working conditions, senior- ty and wages. A total of 160 members of Local 1 are on strike. Prisoner Soaps Self to Slip Out of Jail Cell DBS MOINES, Iowa (AP)—A ippery prisoner who apparently tripped down to his shorts and oaped his body to crawl through 10-inch window opening, es- aped Thursday night from the 'oik County Jail. Raymond Lewis Post, 38, of Davenport sawed through bars nd a heavy mesh screen on a econd-story window and dropped 5 feet on a rope made of mat- ress strips, Sheriff Wilbur T. -lildreth said. Another prisoner, Raymond Lee Bestman, 22, of Oilman, Wis., ried the same thing but didn't nakc it, the sheriff said. Post svas charged with the $7,00 holdup of a grocery store in suburban Windsor Heights May 9. He had been arrested in Rock 'sland a few weeks ago and re- urned to Des Moines on a charge >f robbery with aggravation. The sheriff said two deputies :aught Bestman trying to follow Post out the window but nabbed lim. He said Bestman was soaped Inquest Planned Next Week Into Death of Pair An inquest into the deaths of a Cottage Hills man and his 21-year- old stepdaughter, found psphyx iated in a station wagon nenr Mitchell Thursday, is scheduled for next week. Deputy Coroner Henry Pieper of Granite City said, however, that an autopsy will not be performed on the bodies of the man, Leslie Durham, 41, and his stepdaughter, Miss Sandra Davis. The two weir found dead in the station wagon In a farm field. A hose extended from the' vehicle's exhatlst pipe through a rear door to the interiar. Durham was a well-known guitarist in this area and had played with several bands, Rev. Mehl Is Bi-Racial Body Chief EDWARDSVILLE — The Rev. Walter Mehl, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, was named chairman of the newly-created Bi-racial Committee Thursday evening at an organizational meeting of the group, held in the public library. , Winston Brown was elected vice-chairman and Edward Rollins was named secretary. The group will recommend, to the Edvvardsville City Council that the name of the committee be changed to "The Human Relations Commission of Edwardsville." Meetings will be held regularly on first and third Thursdays of each month, beginning Aug. 15, and members will be presented with a draft of a constitution and by-laws at the August meeting. John M. Kirkpatrick, executive director of the East St. Louis Human Relations Commission and editor and publisher of the East St. Louis Crusader- spoke on the work of the commission in East St. Louis with particular reference to the fields of unemployment, housing and education, which he said lave been the basic problems in that city. He noted the high in- iidence of school drop-outs among Negro students in East St. Louis and said that he felt that a' vocational program' in the 'educational system should be of help in eliminating many of the drop-outs. Kirkpatrick said that he felt that East St. Louis had truely earned the title of "All-American City" on the basis Of improved racial relations alone and noted that the East St. Louis City Council had recently adopted a code to eliminate discrimination in all phases or city employment. Mayor Raymond Rogers of Edwardsville reported to the committee, on a civil rights meeting's of Illinois mayors with Gov. Otto Kerijer and said that he had been impressed with the governor's apparent willingness to push ahead in the field of improved racial relationships and elimination of discrimination in the fields of housing, employment and education. Members of the local bi-racial group, in addition to Mayor Rogers, Rev. Mehl, Brown and Rollins are: Roy Fruit, James Mason, Al Pauli, and Mrs. George F. Scott, Operators of Tavern Ask Rehearing SPRINGFIELD (Special! — The altortiey for the operators of Bob and Lee's Tavern, 817 Belle St., Alton, whose liquor license suspension was upseld by the Illinois State Liquor Control Commission, has applied for a rehearing. Virgil Jiicoby, Alton, attorney for Robert D. Gill and Lee R. Gill, who operate the tavern, tiled the application for a rehearing. He said In the application that there was no cause for the stale commission to uphold the 30-day license suspension by the Alton city Liquor Control Commission and that the action of the lower commission should have been reversed. The state commission will meet July 29 and may take action, on the application at that time. Since the suspension order is scheduled to take effect July 20, the application for rehearing automatically postpones the suspension, the Telegraph learned. Man Died Five Times; Still Alive KNOXVILLE. Tenn. (AP) Norman Howard "died" five times before he got a mechanical lease on life. That lease is a battery-powered device in the abdomen of the 53- year-old Maryville businessman. The little lifesaver is connected by wires to two tiny electrodes sewed to the muscles of Howard's heart. It steps up his heartbeat and compensates for a fault in the heart impulses. The beginning of what might have been the end for Howard was last April 9. He came home from a day of fishing, took a hot bath and, as he prepared for bed, noticed his heart pounding. Short of breath, he checked his pulse. , "The way I counted it, my pulse beat was 40 to the minute," he said, "Sounded slow to me." The normal beat is 68 to 70. Next day Howard saw a doctor, There was no evidence of heart attack or heart damage. "But there's something wrong," the doctor said. ."We're going to have to put you in the hospital." "I started to protest," Howard recalled. " 'Now? I never felt better in my—' right there I collapsed." His heart was stilled. After long moments, the doctor stirred it to activity again by a powerful chemical, isoproterenol hydrochloride. Howard, the doctor says, "died" briefly three more times during the next 20 days in a hospital. When it seemed the attacks were easing, Howard returned home. Two days later he had his fifth brush with oblivion. "I thought he was gone," said his wife, a former X-ray technician. "We rushed him to University Hospital in Knoxville, the doctor giving him isuprel (isopro- terenol hydrochloride) through the veins aE the way—and that's quite a trick in an ambulance." At this point, doctors decided to use the Pacemaker, the electrical heartbeat regulator. Howard's heart las attached to its mechanical companion May 16. He plans to return to work next week. ... Coal Mine Picketing in Third Day at Reliance-Whiting Quarry down and wearing only shorts. Witnesses outside the jail told he sheriff they saw Post escape ind noted that he was bleeding from a gash in his right shoulder, apparently caused by jagged edges on the window screen. He was believed to have had an accomplice waiting outside. Picketing of the Reliance Whiting Go's quarry at 16th and Alby St. by members of the Operating Engineers entered its third day, this morning. The five men, who are members of the Operating Engineers Union, Local 520B, AFL-CIO, set up their pickets at 9:45 Wednesday morning. ordei of business. The advance filing rule makes it possible for a program for the meeting lo be prepared in the city clerk's office. It is planned that the now rules of the council shall bu printed in pamphlet form for ready reference said City Clerk Paul Price, A company spokesman said the dispute involves wages, and the contract had expired the first of the month, Nineteen members of Hodcar- riers and Quarry Workers, Local 414, AFL-CIO, who work at the quarry, are not on strike, but wil. not cross the picket line. By 1'AtJL 2D1NAK PITTSBURGH '(AP) — Federal mine officials called a temporary halt to a search for three missing boys today after weary rescue workers emerged from an abandoned coal mine and reported they found no proof the boys were inside. "According to what, we can gather, they (the rescue workers) seem to be of the opinion that the boys arc not in there," said Police Chief Andrew Orr of nearby Castle Shannon. T.J. McDonald, assistant dis^ trict supervisor for the U.S. Bureau of Mines, ordered the. mine hunt suspension. 'McDonald said authorities needed time to check the possibility the teen-agers were above ground. In addition, he said, mine searchers needed:a brief rest. , • The missing boys are:' Bobby Abbott, 14, of Pittsburgh's Mount Washington section, , and Danny O'Kain, 13, and Billy Berk, 13, of suburban Badwin Twp. Their bicycles were found near the mine entrance Thursday, and a firecracker was discovered' about 50 feet inside the shaft. Robert Abbott, the father of Bobby Abbott, said he is sure his son was at least 'part way into the tunnel. "They were in there all right." Abbott said. "They found the bikes and a firecracker that belonged to my son. The question is: Did they come back out?" Authorities are hoping the boys only explored a short way into the mine in a spirit of adventure, then came out. McDonald said if the boys do not turn up above ground the mine search will be continued. He said: 'If the boys do not show by this afternoon, we are going to press our search even further." However, he added: "If they were there, we would have found them by now." McDonald said rescuers had searched every part of the mine that was accessible, covering an estimated 1,200-square foot; area. One section of the mine is filled with water, but McDonald said heavy scum on the surface had not been disturbed. Mine rescue experts, aided by police and firemen, launched a search for the youths Thursday night after another boy reported he saw them enter the old mine in suburban Castle Shannon. Bicycles of the boys, identified as Billy Berk, 13; Danny O'Kain, 13; and Robert Abbott, 14, were found about 20 feet from the mine mouth. The entrance, previously sealed with brick and wire mesh, had been torn open. Fire Chief Alex Brown of Castle Shannon theorized the youths, in a spirit of adventure, went into the mine to explore and became lost in its dark, twisting corridors. An eight-man rescue team, using self-contained breathing equipment, took up the search after firemen were turned back by lethal black damp gas. .Five of the rescue experts were from the U.S. Bureau of Mines; three from the Pennsylvania Mines Department. The rescue experts found fresh footprints and a pack of matches which apparently had been dropped recently. However, neither discovery, could be linked definitely to'the; missing boys. One section of the mine is filled with water, and the searchers planned Jo check it later after covering 1 the rest of the mine. Searchlights lit the area as rescue operations continued through the night. The three boys left home Thursday morning. A search was begun svhen they failed to return for supper. Owned by the Pittsburgh Terminal Coal Co,, the mine was abandoned about 20 years ago. It has two main corridors and nine shafts. One corridor extends laterally to the left for several Jera*, tho Gr«*t Prorider, Took two fiehe* and ft loira; The*e he bletted fat multiplied T* feed ibe hungry ttfrttl IMA/1V ft0Aftf 9fV9f fWVy "^* ™ (John 6:1-15) ALTON &_BO_QKJJOR| 28QQ E. BROADWAY Gifts and ' Religious Items Plslflfi NEWS BULLETIN ^ Three kinds oi men's summer pants are perennial favorites, namely, The Seersucker, The Cotton Cord, and The Dacron-Nylon Crinkle Cord, The Seersucker (the iabric oi which a textile expert said, "A tribute to the textile industry, because it looks slept in before it has been.") is coolest, lightweight, definitely not to be ironed alter washing, The Cotton Cord is cool, light, washable, and because it has a "better hand" it drapes better and looks dressier, The Crinkle Cord is lightest oi all ounce*by-ounc«, ready to wear within an hour after washing, requires little or no ironing, and looks neat and crisp because of the line stripe, Prices: 3.98, 4.95, 5,98 respectively. IN SEARCH FOR YOUTHS PITTSBURGH — Mrs. Florence to the mine entrance today. Officials Berk, mother of one of three boys be- tried to enlist the dog in the search, but lieved lost in an abandoned coal mine it refused to enter the mine.-—(AT near Pittsburgh, takes the family dog Wirephoto) Wood River Man Charged with DWI WOOD RIVER — Paul B. Biondolillo, 56, 116 S. Main, who was arrested Thursday evening on a charge.of driving while under the influence of alcohol following a crash, was released on $200 bond. A police report showed Biondolillo who had been driving west on Ferguson, turned south on Main street and collided with the park' ed car of John L. Miner in front of his home at 4 S. Main. Biondolillo pleaded innocent during a preliminary hearing before Police Magistrate 0. W. Vernor, and is scheduled for trial before Vernor at 2 p.m. July 18. Boy, 17, Arrested For Shoplifting A 17-year-old Alton boy was arrested for shop lifting at an Alton Plaza store Thursday afternoon and was fined $30 after pleading guilty to the. charge of petty theft by Alton Police Magistrate George Roberts. Richard Eugene Thompson, who gave ai] address in the 1400 block of Fletcher street, was charged with stealing several items from the Ben Franklin Store. While being questioned by police, Thompson implicated two other boys. EDWARDSVILLE — Public hearings were conducted during the forenoon today by the Madison County Zoning Board of appeals at four sites whose owners have petitioned for rezoning. First of the hearings was con. ducted at a property located on lite. 61 in Godfrey arjacent to a new motel and service station, where Alton Area Development Co. seeks to rezone lots 7 and 8 in Kleinschnittger's Subdivision from R-3 (single family resdience district) to B-3, as a highway business district. The property now abuts a B-3 district. Second on the agenda for today's hearings was a petition of Donald Ybder, who asks re. zoning of a tract of Indian Hills estate — on Rte. 159 northwest of Edwardsville and east of the 'New York central railroad viaduct — from R-l (single family residence •• district) to M-3 as a general rnahu- thousand. feet from the entrance, The other veers to the right for about 100 feet and descends at a steep angle fon-'about 150 feet. It is filled with water. INVESTIGATE Millers' Mutual AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE More Protection o< a lower Cost No Member* «hlp Fee JERRY LAMAR East Alton- Wood . River Phone 251-063;! MILLERS' MUTUAL en jfrMMOif »URANO« AUTO • HOMJ • tumuli Hearings Held on Rezoning 4 Sites facturing district. The other area hearing was to be on application of Orville Legate, owner of an ll.acre tract on by-pass U. S. 66 just southwest of Edwardsville, for rezonlng' from general business district and single family residence district to a business-3 classification, and 'for special use permit for a trailer court. The property was split up into several classifications in the zoning regulations for unincorporated territory enacted by the county board of supervisors In February. ' •'-' Recommendations of ' : the appeals board will be forwarded to 'the county board of supervisors at Its July session next Wednesday, FARMERS SPECIAL GASOLINE AND OIL'PRODUCTS ACME OIL CO. Phone 402-8000 or 405-5882 W. P. GO^SETT, Owner Quality 605 Berkshire Blvd., East Alton Dial CL 4-0414 ANNIVERSARY SALE! These Special Prices All Good Through Sat,, July 12 1 /2 Gal, Orange Drink With Purchase of TWO V 2 Gal. MIIMn paper crn, • 2%Homo . .3& 89c • Cottage Cheese J£ff 19» • S± Dessert •. ., 4.,. 79» • "Bruno" Bread 6 • '-'.ay, Qigo". •''.' • Dining Car Coffee 59c lp a •Banquet Fruit Pies 4 $1.00 • "Krey" Bacon. .2 8th ANNIVERSARY

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