Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 17, 1963 · Page 3
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 17, 1963
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, JULY 17, ALTON EVENING (KBttSSj^^, , ' Post Office Should Pay if City Vacates Site, Say Planners Compensation should be made to the Cily of Alton for vacation of n street and an alloy thai would make way lor a new post office on Belle Street near 9th Street, the City Plan Commission recommended Tuesday. Commission members showed concern that, if 8th Street mid an alloy off it Is vacated — and if the Post Office Department, decides not to build on the silo now owned by Union Elecltic Co. — the ulll- ily would have a large parcel of land lo sell lo anolhcr possible buyer. II. W. Loch, real estate officer lor Ihe Post Office Department from Pcoria, appeared before the commission in behalf of the plan 10 vacale the street and alley. Union Electric has a 30-year lease which expires in :lf)71, on the street and alloy, neither of which have ever been used for their do- signaled purpose, It was pointed out. Loch told the commission thiil Ihe Post Office Dept, holds an op- lion on the Union Eleclric properly and has agreed lo pay Ihe utility $85,000 lor the land. It was pointed out thai the city, more than a year ago, offered to buy the site from the electrical facility at a price of $75,000, but Ihe offer was rejected. Loch said if the Post Office Dept. decides to build on Ihe sile 11 would make an assignable op- lion with someone lo conslrucl Ihe building and Ihen lease Ihe structure from the builder, with an option lo buy the facilily later. The post official said the present post is divided in two sections and is loo small for usefulness. "There is a need for a total of '15,000 square feel for the building and parking and loading facilities, and of thai amount about 20,000 square feet would be needed for actual working space," Loch said. II was b r o u g h t out that the street arid alley lotals 19,00 square feet of space. 12 Who Provide Crop Facts In Area Are to Be Honored Snub Police Jobs Opportunity for appointment as police cadet has drawn a mini mum of interest on part of Alton young men, and only one appli cant took an eligibility examination before the civil service commission Tuesday afternoon. Applicants were restricted lo high school graduates in the 18 19 age bracket. Two June high school graduates had filed appli cation to take Ihe eligibility test bul one failed to appear. The police departmenl now has one vacancy in the job of police cadel, which is a civilian post as communications clerk. Pay is $285 to $300 a month. The job afforded training for young men who would like lo follow a police career af- Icr reaching age of 21. Four members of Ihe Allon fire department took examination before the civil service body Tues day forenoon for promotion lo the rank of assistant fire chief. The examination was open to de- partmenl captains. Next Tuesday, Ihe commission will hold an examination for promotion to the raling of fire department captain, and, on July 30, an examination for promotion to fire department engineer. Twelve veteran crop reporters In the flVe-counly Telegraph area are lo receive certificates of appreciation from the Crop Reporting Service of the Illinois and U. Departments of Agriculture. These 12 are among 218 reporters who furnish farm facls and figures for use in official crop and livestock estimates of the Illinois Cooperative Crop Reporting Service. They arc: Irvin J. Relnhart, Madison Counly, Clyde E. Land, Macoupln Counly, and G. R. Peurco, Jersey Counly, all with 40 years of service; Henry Love, Madison County, with 30 years of service; Noel E. Hicks and Roy Scoll, Greene Counly, William G. Kessler, Jersey Counly, and George Hollmann, Madison Coun- ly, all with 20 years of service; and H e r I; e r Brothers, C a 1- houn County, Glenn P. Crum, Ferdinand DeVries, and H. W. Hagler, all of Macoupin County, with 10 years of service. Alton's MFT Share For June $23,566 Alton has been allotted $23,466 as Us share of the motor fuel tax collections for June, the slate finance department announced today. Allotments to other municipalities in the area are: Caiiinville, $2,926; Edwardsville, $5,376; Jerseyville, $3,991; Wood River, $6,289. Vandalism Vandals broke into Haskel Paik Doll House Monday night, stole paint, and poured it on the playground fire truck in the park. City Rejects Lone Bid$ May Lease Police Cars The poliico TOmmiltee of the Alton cily found! Tuesday niglil voted to recommend rejection of a bid of Chuck Dicring Ford Snles for supplying the city with three police (!ars. The committee recommended that the council consider possibility of obtaining police cars on a leasing basis. The Chuck Dieting firm offered the only bid on police department cars when proposals wore submitted at the city Council meeting a week ago. Committee members, after study of the proposal, recommended rejection in that it failed fully to meet the specifications setting forth just what the city wanted. $r.,2BO Toliil The net bid of Chuck Diering for furnishing three cars of its Sentinel model, after allowance of $900 for three vehicles to be traded-in, was $5,260.20. Its bid also contemplated it receive two- out-worn cily motorcycles without a cash allowance. The committee instructed City Comptroller II. B. Ramey to ob tain information on whether the city can obtain police cars on a leasing arrangement and what would be the cost under such MISS ALTON LEAVES FOR STATE Miss Carolyn Smithee gets ready to pageant later this year. She and Mr. leave for the state eontest of Jaycee- and Mrs. Don Koppenhavcr and Mrs. sponsored girls for Miss Illinois title, a Olen Yates, chaperone for Miss Smithee, pre-reqnisite for the Miss America left early Tuesday. plan. I After studying the police car bid, the committee recom mended award of a purchase con tract to Charlie's Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Co. Inc. of Allon for two ,'i-wheel servi-cycles under its net bid of $'l,fi20.70. The motorcycle firm offered an allow- ince of $750 for two used motorcycles lo be traded-in. Uses 3-Whei'lers Allon police department uses the 3-wheel motorcycles in enforcement of parking regulations. The meeting of the committee was held in the office? ot'City Comptroller H. B. Ramny who is city purchasing agenl and who had custody of the bids received last week. Police committee members present were Alderman Harry Smith, chairman, and Karl Deterding. The third member, Alderman E. L, Tarranl was out of town and unable to attend. Cily Council a week ago re ceived sealed bids in response to proposals on purchase of nine motor vehicles including the IWo motorcycles, and all were referred to appropriate committees f o r review and reports at the July 24 council meeting. Plmth Innocent To Charge of Cigarette Theft George Hardy, 31, of 2506 Johnson St., pleaded innocoht today lo a charge of theft, filed Tuesday night after he was found with four cartons of cigarettes which vere reported taken from a food store. Trial has been set for Saturday, and Hardy was still in jail today rending payment of $200 bond. Police said a description of (he man reported lo have taken the cigarettes from the A&P store in Upper Alton matched that of ilardy. Hardy was found a short time later with a shopping bag containing the cigarettes, valued at $3.52, and no receipt. Si. Louis Roller Rink Victim of Fire ST. LOUIS (API—A fire caused heavy damage today lo a roller rink which is part of Down's Park. No injuries were reported. FAMOUS MAKE PLAYWEAR Stolen Bike Found A bicycle stolen from the rack in front of the Alton YMCA Tues day was found at 10:30 p.m. in Upper Alton. Mrs. Allen Holiday, 1104 Alb,y St., reported her son's bike stolen some time before 2:30 p.m. It was the fourth reported stolen from the YMCA rack in recent weeks. ICC Hearing Set Sept. 16 on City's Petition to Take Over Water Firm FURNITURE and APPLIANCE CO. 203 W. Third St.—Downtown Alton Long Terms—Many, Many Months to I'ayl SPRINGFIELD (Special)—The Illinois' Commerce' 'Commission' announced today it has set a hearing for Sept. 16, on petition by the City of Alton for permission to take over the Alton Water Co. The public hearing, the announcement said, will be held in the large commission hearing room in the new stale office building at 10 a.m. Notices of the hearing, the commission said, have been sent lo attorneys for the water company, the cily and the large water users in Ihe Alton area. The city filed the original petition on July 3. It was filed by Alton City Attorney John W. Hoe- ferl, who said the city will seek to exercise its right of eminent domain. The petition specifically asks for approval by the commission of the city "taking or damaging of certain properties of the Alton W'der Co. by the exercise of the right of eminent domain." The petition claims the utility's Alton city franchise expired on March 13, 1960, and has not been renewed and asks the commission for an early hearing. (ENTIRE STOCK OF THIS FAMOUS MAKER!) Junior High Orchestra, Band Concerts Planned Concerts by the East Junior High School music groups and the Central Junior High School summer band will be presented Thursday and Friday of Ibis week, both at 7; 30 p.m The Central concert will be in that school's gymnasium on Thursday and the Easl Junior program will also be held in it's gymnasium, on Friday. There is no admission charge. On Ihe Central program will be: "On the Way March,'! by G. E. 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