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ALTON EVENING CHANCE OF SHOWERS [ Showers and thundershowers are due Tuesday night in northern In northern Plateau and portions of northern Plains and warmer in Great Plains, upper MisstesippFvalley, western Lakes region, the Ohio and Tennessee Great Lakes region and parts of west- valleys and central Atlantic coast efn Gulf coast states. It will be cooler states, (AP Wlrephoto) WeatherForecast Appropriation of $1,326,150 Made For Wood River WOOD RIVER — Members o the city council Monday approved an appropriation ordinance fo corporate purposes for the fisca year May. 1, 1963, to April 30 1964, totaling $1,326,150. It w a $31,975 less than last year's tota appropriation of $1,358,125. Councilmen, following dis cussion in which it was noted that such an ordinance is made only to comply with state statutes made several minor changes in the ordinance as presented by City Manager Carlton Laird and then passed it. Laird pointed out that the only reason a city has to make such an ordinance is to list a maximum which can be spent in each department during the fiscal year. "Consequently appropriation ordinances are always set high to allow enough'leeway in each department in the event something major arises." Laird said. A breakdown of the appropriation ordinance by funds shows: legislative services: $5,480; administrative services, $18,890, fiscal and accounting, $18,445, health services, $3, 905; legal services, $5,375; Police Service, $91,495; fire service, $52,060. Engineering and inspection, $10,325; street lighting, $11,000; police magistrate; $8,325;- vcapifia improvement's,' $27,400; city th'all building maintenance, $11,150; state fee fund, $5,700. Listed under the special purpose funds are: street mainten- ance, $147,225; refuse collection $165,025; municipal band, $9,700; recreation and parks, $37,800; swimming poo, $47,170; c i v i 1 de fen'se, $2,700; Belk Memorial Park $4,725; water services, $95,000; sewer fund, $113,200; motor fuel tax fund, $67,000. Wood River Public Library $41,, 495, Illinois municipal retirement fund, $38,600; firemen's pension fund, $8,500; policemen's pension fund, $12,000; sewer revenue bond redemption account, $46,800 sewer general obligation bond redemption account, $62,050; street improvement general obli jation bond and interest account, $35,500; library general obligation bond and interest fund $32,000; swimming pool general obligation bond and interest fund, $23,000 Sewage treatment plant general obligation bond and interest fund, '$15,500; water revenue bond redemption account, $26,000; wat er general obligation bond redemption account, $22,500; Councilmen agreed to add a $2,500. Appropriation for dangerous wilding removal, which is included in the total figure. Union Picketing At Reliance RynderHeads Legion Post At Godfrey Ellis Rynder of Godfrey was elected commander of Godfrey American Legion Post 1218 Monday night at the Legion Home. He succeeds Elmer E. Heafner. Other officers elected were: Rodney Bailey, senior vice commander; Robert Stiritz, junior vice commander; Elmer Heafner, adjutant and historian; William Trager, finance officer; Henry Manness, chaplain; and Harold Stiritz, sergeant-at-arms. The post auxiliary also elected oficers Monday: Mrs. William Heafner, president, succeeding Mrs. Robert Stiritz; Mrs. Joseph Schetter, first vice president; Mrs. Ted Bartholomew, second vice president; Mrs. Harold Stiritz, treasurer; Mrs. Robert Stiritz, historian; Mrs. Henry Manness, chaplain; and Mrs. Harry Bowen, sergeant-at-arms. Mrs. William Heafner appointed Mrs. Elmer Heafner as her secretary. Kimberley Bowen, Dina Lee and Tina Marie Bartholomew, junior members, were accepted into the unit. Notv in 6th Day Picketing at the Reliance Whiting Co. quarry at 16th and Alby St. by members of the Operating Engineers was still underway today, a company spokesman reported. The strike, by five members of he Operating Engineers Union, Local 520 B, AFL-CIO, began 'it 9:45 a.m. July 10. The dispute involves wages. A company spokesman said this norning that he knew of no meetings with tlie union scheduled and le did not know what the union planned. The business agent of the union ivas at another meeting today and could not be reached for comment. Smith at Rotary Reviews New Laws State Rep. Ralph T. Smith gave a recapitulation to Alton Rotarians Monday night of tlie legislation considered during the six- month session of the 73rd General Assembly. Smith said there are more than 1,200 pieces of legislation that were passed and are gradually finding their way to Gov. Otto Kerner's desk for signing. The representative said the four bills that created the most controversy were the reapportion ment, public aid, judicial reform and revenue bills. The meeting was at Hotel Stratford. Two Youths Admit Statements False Two 18-year-old Alton residents faced charges of disorderly conduct today after they told police they filed false statements about buying beer at an Alton tavern. The pair are to appear in police magistrate court on the charges Saturday, police said. The charges were filed after the two refuted Monday a statement they signed Saturday say- jng a case of beer had been purchased at aq Upper Alton tavern. The youths were stopped by East Alton police Saturday night \Vh_en police wanted to question a passenger in their car, Alton police said, The East Alton officers notified Alton police, the two had ip the car a case of beer whic,h' they' «ld they had purchased atthe tavern. AJten poUce went with tlie ygwtfiB to the tavern, where one 04 thfm Wejittfled th,e tavej-n own. er, as "very closely resembling" the man who had sold him th beer. One of the youths said he had no\ been asked for identification or his age at the time of th purchase. The owner and a bar tender on duty denied selling thj beer to tlie young man. •The two were taken to the po lie station where one of them gave a statement describing hi, purchase of the beer Saturday night. The statement was signe< by one of the boys and witnesses by the other. A lawyer Monday morning call ed police and told them the pal had told him they made a false statement to police, and he had advised them to notify the police The two appeared Monday nigh and signed statements claiming they had filed a false report Sat urday. They said a friend o theirs who was oi legal age to buy liquor had bought the beer for them, but they iJecUned to dis close his Alton and vicinity — Increasing cloudiness and a little warmer :onight. Low around 70. Partly cloudy and continued warm Wed- lesday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in tlie area Wednesday. High in the low to mid 90s. There is a 30 per cent chance of thundersliowers Wednesday. Woman and Boy Hurt When Car Hits Utility Pole A woman and boy suffered minor injuries when a car crashed into a utility pole on Central Avenue near the Elm Street bridge Monday evening. Opal Houghiand, 62, of 15 Nicolet Place, Godfrey, told police a car coming from the .opposite direction forced her to swerve off the road into the pole. She received hospital treatment for leg injuries. A passen- ;er, James R. Shaw, 2, of 9 Maurice St., was treated for mouth, nose and chin injuries. Park-Rec Board Shies From Golf Equipment Sales A second payment of $500 on a $2,200 purchase of 32 golf clubs vas authorized Monday night by Alton Parks and Recreation board — but the board expressed ts intention of getting out of he vbusinessi of? selling, new and used clubs',' eventually. Dr. dor don Moore said the 25 cents-a-round rental fee charged for a set of golf clubs is too low and an adjustment should be considered in the future. Loyd Carson, : 'acting director of parks and recreation, was author- zed to purchase a pickup truck 'or transporting mowers on t h e ;olf courses within the budget al- otment of $1,400. Carson was also directed to notify the city council hat the park department's expenditures for dead tree removal has cached its limit. Carson reported that several inquiries have been received about he director's position and that he would send out application forms as soon as possible. Bolerjacks Are 'Most Methodist 9 Family of Year DU QUOIN '(Special) - The Vir gil J. Bolerjack family of three, 302 Linden St., Centralia, today is he Most Methodist Methodist Family of the Year of Southern Illinois, chosen Saturday night foi the honor at the second annual Methodist Holiday in DU Quoin. The afternoon-evening event attracted more than 1,000 persons x to the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds although a 5 l /s-inch rain discouraged thousands. Miss Pam .Gilbert, Carbondale, who was Miss Illinois of 1962, sponsored the family and present ed the Bolerjacks to Bishop Edwin Edgar Voigt. Preacher for the day, Bishop James W, Henley of the Florida and Cuba .Conference of The Meth odist Church, told tlie worshippers that "one of the greatest chapters in U. S. Methodism is bo ing written today on the Island of Cuba, and I'm proud to be a par of it," Doll Show Set For East Alton EAST ALTON - The pride and joys of small fry playhousfekeep- ers will compete in a doll show sponsored by tlie recreation department at East Alton Commun Hy Building Friday at 10:30 a.m. Entries will compete for pret tiest, longest hair, most unusual and largest. Girls, 11 and under, and 12 up, are also chalking up cue sticks to compete with the boys in n pool tournament which is underway at the community building. The recreation director reports that the girls have really taken to the indoor sport and are en rolling for the tournament every day: Cambridge Whites Ask Militia Out CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP)—More than 100 white businessmen gathered at the National Guard Armory of this racial trouble spot today to protest restrictions by militia control. A group of six of them went inside the armory to confer With Col. J. Maurice Tawes, acting as commander of the 400 troops In Cambridge. The others quickly dispersed. A spokesman for the businessmen, Del. Thomas Merryweather, Dorchester County Democrat, said up to 1,000 persons would demonstrate in front of the armory this afternoon to protest the National Guard releasing 14 Negroes who had been taken Into custody. The businessmen walked several blocks through the business district to the armory, their number growing as they went. The movement of the group was informal and did not resemble an organized, In-ranks march. About half a dozen bayonet- carrying Guardsmen were sent to the intersection outside the armory when the businessmen arrived. There were no incidents. Merryweathcr did not say exactly what form the afternoon demonstration would take. It was scheduled for the same hour that Negroes planned to demonstrate. Ban DeniontsniHon Restrictions imposed include a ban on demonstrations, a 9 p.m. curfew, all stores closed at 7 p.m., all vehicles subject to being stopped and searched, no sale of alcoholic beverages and no carrying of gUns. This town of 12,200 saw no prospect for a respite in its racial troubles today despite two peace moves: 1. National Guard leaders headed off a protest march by 500 angry Negroes Monday night by releasing 14 persons, including militant integrationist Gloria Richardson, who had been arrested for trying to picket a drugstore. 2. Mayor Calvin W. Mowbray and the City Council appointed a luman relations committee to iclp tackle racial problems. The committee is composed of seven white persons and four Negroes nominated by the Cambridge Non-violent Action Committee. Mrs. Richardson called for a new demonstrations today. Mrs. Richardson returned Monday from Annapolis, where Gov. J. Millard Tawes held day-long meetings with Negro and white leaders. Threaten Demonstration Soon she and Stanley Branche, a field secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, appeared on Race, Street, the main thoroughfare, with 12 other Negroes. Col. J. Maurice Tawes of the Guard asked what was going on. 'Since no one deems it necessary to resolve the situation, the only thing we can do is to demonstrate," said Branche. Tawes called attention to the Guard's ban on demonstrations' imposed after last week's rioting between Negroes and whites. The Negroes promptly began picketing Collins' Drugstore, a segregated place. Guardsmen with bayonets swiftly bundled the demonstrators into two weapons carriers and took them to the National Guard Armory at Easton, If miles north, where they were held without charge. Monday night, Negroes rallied at Bethel AME church, demanding release of the 14 and threatening a protest march. "If we have to die in the streets, at least it can be said we died honorably," said Philip H, Savage,' a field secretary of the NAACP. The Guard set up searchlights to illuminate Pine Street, where Bethel church is located. Tear gas was made ready. Then Col. Tawes entered the church and .escorted two Negro leaders away. He told the two- Reginald Robinson and Free Jackson — the 14 demonstrators would be freed forthwith.. No March By the time Robinson and Jack son returned, 500 Negroes had gathered outside, facing a force of Guardsmen. Jackson hoisted Robinson, a diminutive man, on his shoulders and Robinson told the crowd: 'Our people are being released, so we wont' march tonight." The Negroes dispersed and shortly thereafter the 14 .vere returned to Cambridge. At Annapolis, Gov. Tawes met with officials of Cambridge, Dorchester County, the National Guard, state police and others _ After the meetings, he said: "It was the consensus that the problem cannot and will not be solved quickly. It is going to take more effort on the part of every one." Greenfield Legion Picnic Thursday GREENFIELD — Members of the American L e g 1 o n Auxiliary and Legion members and their families will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the south city park for their annual picnic supper. Mrs. Clyde Baldes is chairman of arrangements. Central Pavin Plan Final plans of Alton public works department for repaving of Central Avenue, between E. 4th and Broadway, have been ^submitted to the district ^office of the state highway division. Completion of the job apparent ly will be In late summer. After a field check by the district staff engineers, said Public Works Director Paul A, Leiiz, the plans will go to the Springfield headquarters of Division of Highways for final approval so that construction bids may- be called. City Council has made a $30,000 appropriation of motor fuel tax funds so that the old brick pavement, ruined in a sewer blowout during a May rainstorm, may be replaced with heavy-duty concrete. But because the work is to be done as a MFT project, the design must have state approval before reaching construction stage. Until the pavement can be re> placed, the effected Central Avenue block, normally carrying a lieavy traffic flow, must remain closed. Feel Undue Delay Some of the residents in the storm-ravaged block of Central, as well as motorists in general, have been chafing at what they felt was undue delay in getting the pacement on the much-used tsreet replaced. But Lenz said today that all possible efforts have been made to expedite the project, and that it is i getting much faster action that is usual in carrying out MFT projects. All MFT projects, Lenz pointed out, must be approved in all details by the state engineers before reaching construction stage, and this procedure always takes considerable time. Although the Central Avenue job was added to this year's street construction program as an emergency project, with precedence over some other projects, 'the planning phase has had to take [he routine course to gain state approval. The new concrete pavement is to have a width of 42 feet from curb to curb. It should take only a relatively short time for construction, once a contract has been awarded, Lenz said. Draws Plans For the first time in years, Alton's own engineering staff is draking the plans for small motor fuel tax improvements, and the Central job is one of the first for which the city's own engineers have "made the design. Tlie change means that instead of having tlie plans''drawn by tlie city's project engineers, the plans for moderate sized MFT projects are being done in the public works department which eliminates the engineering costs to be defrayed from motor fuel tax appropriations. The Central plans were drawn by Public Works Director Lenz who is also city engineer, and Assistant City Engineer Gerald Bacus. Besides completing the plans for the Central Avenue project, they have plans well advanced foi the E. 12th Street resurfacing, from Alby to Liberty, for which tlie council lias made a $44,000 MFT appropriation. Will Continue Lenz said that through his department, the city will continue to make its own plans for small- sized street and sewer projects requiring engineering. However the scope of such work svill de pend on time available to the engineers in addition to other duties. Until recently Bacus was doubling as superintendent of sewers. Now that the post of sewers superintendent has been filled by a recent appointment under civil service, Bacus will have more time for engineering work of the public works department. Bacus was promoted two months ago to full status as assistant city engi neer, regularly "filling a vacancy in that position. Pike Boy, 17, Found Hanged Clinton Wood, 17, was found hanged in a barn at his country home between Pittsfield and Barry in Pike County Monday evening-. Sheriff Charles Lowery said that his inquiries pointed toward suicide. He said that reports the youth's hands wer 1 ? tied were er roneous. Boy Injured While Riding on Bicycle Riding on the handle bars of his brother's bicycle, Monday, Joseph Green, 12, caught his right foot in the spokes of the front wheel, and he was pitched to the ground. Joseph was taken to Alton Memorial Hospital with bruises and a sprain. He was released, The boys, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Green, 1313 Highland Ave., vere riding on Central avenue when the accident occurred. ^HgBHwgBMM^gMMMMM^WQPV DIAL HP 5-4271 Convenient Shopping W&JRP& Plow Shopping Cenrer Six members of the Joseph V. Turner family, 1716 Mlland Ave., Wood River, are In ,the hospital with respiratory ailments. Still another member of the family is ailing at the home of a relative. Turner, an employe of.Owens- Illinois and a daughter, Verna Jean, 8, who lives with her grandmother, are the only ones n the family, of nine to escape he ailment. Trade Marie, elght-week-o I d daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Turner is a_patient at St. Joseph's Hospital. She entered the hospital two weeks ago. , Beverly Ann, 17, entered St. St. Anthony's Hospital a week ago and she was joined there Monday by her mother and sis- ;er, Patty Lynn, 13, and twin brothers,. Ronnie and Donnie, .5. Sandra'Kaye, : ; 17, is ill and is being cared for in the. home of her grandmother, Mrs. Mildred Hall, 2823 Viewland. DVV to Meet A meeting of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War vill be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Frances Conee, 619 Washington Ave. The meeting is being held on Wednesday instead of the regular meeting day of Thursday. On County Funds In terest Paying Off Respiratory Ailments Seven in One Family 111, Six Are Hospital Patients 500 Buy Auto Stickers to Beat Deadline EDWARDSVILLE - Personnel In the city clerk's office served more than 500 persons Monday who bought clt> auto stickers before the deadline, Ctiy Clerk Alvin Wooldridge said today. The clerk said more than $2,900 was collected from residents who crowded the office to buy,stickers before 5 p.m. Monday. Police Sgt. Henry .Lienemann said today that police on routine patrol will make "spot checks" of vehicles. Bunker Hill Unit Meets Wednesday BUNKER HILL — The Home makers Extension meeting will be Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. at the Bunker Hill Methodist Church basement. Achievement month for the local 4-H Club will be observed. Hostesses will be Mrs. Roger Mercer and Mrs. Wilbur Mercer. Wood River Council Will Govern Closings WOOD RIVER Councilmen Monday night adopted a'policy that the dates for taverns'to be closed when in violation of a city ordinance be set by tlie council rather than by City Attorney Marshall Smith. -. : ' IThe motion, offered by Lester Lasbury, also stipulated that the council recommend to Police Magistrate 0. W. Vernor the amount that such offenders should be fined. It was noted that by law the council cannot set the fine but it can make recommendations to the judge hearing the case. In other action the council instructed Smith to draw up an ordinance that would raise the water rates of non residents from 75 cents per 1,000 gallons to $1.50 per 1,000 gallons, effective when the revenue bond phase of the current water improvement program goes into effect this fall. Regardless of the amount used, the ordinance will stipulate that it shall cost $1.50 per 1,000 gallons for non-residents. / The ordinance is expected to be approved and water rates raised some time in October, when city residential rates will also be hiked. Smith was also instructed to draw up a bid form for a garbage and refuse hauling estimate. The question was raised by a visitor at the council meeting of what would happen to city em- ployes now working on the refuse trucks. She and the five other observ- ers of the meeting were informed that such employes would be absorbed into other departments. Discussing the Lincoln Addition annexation question councilmen agreed that no further encouragement should be ,given .the -residents of the unincorporated area until results of a drainage survey of the area are completed. MORE PROTEGTION BUT YOUR COST IS LOWER! For more than 85 years, Millers' Mutual has provided sound insurance protection at a substantial savings in cost. It will pay you to check with MILLERS' MUTUAL before you renew your present HOME, BUSINESS and AUTO INSURANCE. No Membership Foe Jerry Office HO 5-6551 Alter 6 p.m. HQ 3-8526 MILLERS'MUTUAL • "-(Bjr* IVUNQIB - N3URANGB EDWARDSVltLEJ — Interest received on Idle county operating funds invested the past six months In U.S. Treasury notes totals well over $12,700, Madison Cotinty Auditor John L, Kraynak reported today. Kraynak coninlled a report on Interest yield from such Investment s, inaugurated six months ago under authorization of the county board of supervisors and through cooperation of • County Treasurer George Musso. The report anticipates a 'reinvestment of available Idle county funds next Mandtiy by 'County Treasurer Musso for another 90 day period. Tlie Initial investment of 59.15,000 was made in January, followed by reinvestment for another 90-day period Ihree months later. The continuing program of in vesting such funds will see approximately the same amount placed at interest for the third 90- day period beginning next Monday. Kraynak said the funds to agaii be invested will include county tax revenue in about the same amount as before, $200,000; sail atorium special tax funds probably equaling that sum; idle juvenile funds earmarked for construction of a county juvenile de t e n t i o n home, approximately $115,P"0; county highway specia! tax funds of about the same amount as previously, $150,000; and special bridge tax fund accumulations of nearly $250,000. The earnings from the county general revenue fund, $2,875.67 for the past six months, alone benefit the county's operating expense account. -Other interest yields, in the amounts shown, are credited to the from which they special funds are invested: sanalorium, $2,875.67! detention home, $1,653.51; special highway, $2,156.75; and special bridge fund, $3,226.08. Tlie funds are invested undei the continuing program through an Edwarsville bank at the going rate of interest at the time paid for 90-day periods on U.S. treas-' ury notes. Sales Tax Revenue Is ci»M1-fl* •••*' Still Rising te Alton's Income cipal sal^i. taxes, *4f*£fl ft£ ' *''•*'' ' ** v crease. ^ , >t . v ~ • , For the tlrlWflir ffibtiths of its fiscal year, wWcHSSpefted i Ap/ill, he sules lm{»sts tfflM gelded the city $5,068 ftier* tliahMft tha responding period a yfi Net total collections date amount ta $101, to $96,817 last yeir, Net amount to be received the city thls'niahth Is $$6,088, s $52? more tjian Was received .n July, 1082. The July Collection reflects In general the volume oi retail sales here last A$ril, On a month' to mbnth basis ; sales tax collections we no lorigi er exactly comparable, This Is be-' c a u sV of some administrative changes niade by the Illinois D& p'nrtment of Revnue In handling the : collection and distribution of sales taxes It collects for municipalities. ; A rec'ent bulletin received by City Clerk Paul Price from the state revenue department points out that Ihere may be some fluctuations in the amounts distributed from month to month to municipalities. Tills In large part results from an administrative change by which some taxpayers will file" their returns on a quarterly basis or on an annual basis. "Tlie new procedures," tlifc department bulletin stales, "represent administrative improvements w li i c h will produce overall increases In the total tax to be distributed to 'most counties and m\\- nicipalilics during each year." U pper Al lonS toreni en To Discuss Parking A special meeting of the Upper Alton Businessmen's Assn. will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday to discuss tlie pros and cons of the parking lot along Merchant Street from Main Street to Washington Avenue. The meeting will be held in Deluxe Cafe. Invited to the meeting are Fifth Ward Aldermen James Bailey and Maitland Timmermiere. The membership of the association is also urged to attend. Gas Oven Flares Mrs. Gerald Rexford, 30, of 1409 Willard St., suffered minor burns Monday at noon when her gas oven flared up as she was lighting-It. Mrs. Rexford was treated for her burns and then released from Alton Memorial Hospital. BRING THE'CHILDREN HELP 'EM GUESS 'N WIN Phone 462-9751 Save 25% on n<w 1963 "Lady Baltimore"'luggage, all iirst quality, open stock. You choose the case you need, to fill in your set, or start a set now for going away to school this fall. FASHION UUGGAGE America'! 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