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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, JULY 18,1083 " Farming Profitless, So It May ^^^*^ -"•-Be Dropped at State Hospital PARTLY CLOUDY Warmer weather will dominate much arc due in northern Plateau, northern of the country Thursday night from the Plains, the Ohio and Tennessee valleys southern Plains eastward, It will be and parts of the upper and lower Missis- cooler in northern and central Plateau, sippl valley. (AP Wirephoto Map) Scattered showers and thuiidershowcrs lit Wood River Tivp. Auditors Cleared Of Responsibility All Wood River Township inected with procedures followed auditors were cleared of responsibility In uncovering fund discrepancies Wednesday night at a meeting of the Town Board, attended by about 50 persons. Given an informal clean bili of health were George Donolioo Gene Berghoff and Verdell Williams, Involved In a feud with the new township supervisor, Clyde Donham, and tax assessor Robert Zitt. The expected fireworks as last night's meetting did not mater ialize. Spectators and electors at the review of the township's controversial audit of funds wanted to know what the responsibility of official was in discovering fund discrepancies. The main battery of quest- Ions was aimed at the general assistance fund, where a charge of alleged theft has been issued against former town clerk Donald Rodgers, and the operations of the road and bridge fund. The auditors' attorney, Emer- con Baetz, asked questions and made statements aimed at clearing the three auditors of responsibility, especially in the technical or legal sense, which was generally conceded by officials present. 'Auditor' Not 'Accountant' Newly-elected township officials cleared the three by pointing out that the term "auditor" as applied to them as elected officials does not imply "accountant" or "specialist" in the analysis of possible bookkeeping manipulation. It was noted that Donohoo was appointed auditor after the period covered by the audit made, by the R. C. Sheffel Co.. Baetz questioned the firm's rcspresntatives as to what procedures they advised the former township supervisor, Fred Grenzebach, to use when they made an audit in 1959. The Sheffel representatives replied that their 1959 reccom. mendations were in no way con- by the former supervisor in handling checks. They also said they did not advise the supervisor on permitting the former clerk to pick up cancelled checks. Written Signutures A check for S432, which the former supervisor claims is forged, has written signatures. Lucy Hagen, an elector, asked what would be done about the interest on the money borrowed" by the former clerk, which is reported to total 53,289.90. Merle Bassett, Township Attorney, said full restitution on all legitimate claims would be asked, but added that the term 'borrowed" was "quibbling" and said it was more like "stealing." Ed Todd, attorney for the lighway department, was questioned about the legality of us- ng highway funds for the purchase of two ,$100 watches for •etiring highway employes. However, he did not commit himself on the legality of the fcy SEBASTIAN TeU-grnph Staff writer The farm operation at Alton Stair Hospital is a losing proposition financially, and such operations may be dropped by the state soon, the Telegraph WHS told today. Hospital officials said the farm operation has been running In the red because of two main factors: a change over thr years in concepts of patient rehabilitation and a change in the ages of (he patients who remain at the hospital for longer periods of time. Dr. Abraham Simon, hospital superintendent, said an audit for the oprrlion during the past two started, but continued losses merit closing clown the farm operations. Offi- Icials at Alton State have recom- rnondwl discontinuance for the | past 12 years, he said. i Includes 3 Operations j The farm department at Alton i State includes throe operations. farm and garden, dairy and hog. shown losses. Omer Gillespie. head farmer. ~ A question asked about the nirchase of gas and oil by the lighway department at Grenze- Dach's gas station was answered by Bassett. He said that in hisj opinion such procedure were a j "conflict of interests." ; i I Wallace Unveils His Latest Plan MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - 3ov. George Wallace has unvelied a new plan to try to maintain separation of the races if any Alabama school is forced to integrate: separate white and Negro classrooms in the same school. If that system fails, he said, has just MH'U'd the farm operations Alton and vicinity - Clear to! «™ld' continue to show a net fi- partly cloudy and a little wnrni-j'™' 1 loss ' as thoy havp in past or tonight with chance of a fe\Vj. V( ' !lls thunderstorms in the area late to- ?'P» rtmil » l . of M 'f «> "^ night. Mostly sunny and not much"""''"!* '" ^ringfk-ld have bee. temperature change Friday with studying the farm opera tons at n few thundershowors in the St. Alton State and other institutions, , Louis area by late afternoon. High Simon said, to determine whether Friday in the mid 90c. Low tonight in the low 70s. Cars in Alton Increasing City Licenses Shotv Alton's automobile population, as reflected by issuance of city license stickers, is showing an •Increase. Thus far the city treasurer's office has Issued 319 more license stickers than were is.*ur<i for the entire license yen,- of 1962. Total of 1963 city motor vehicle licenses to date is 14,163. Total for the full 12 months last year was 13,904. The city license year is the same as the calendar year. Full year licenses cost $5, but those issued after July 1 gel a half year rate of $2.50. Up to today, 60 licenses had been issued since July 1 at the half- year figure. Records kept: by the city treasurer do not show how many licenses apply to new cars and how many to used cars. 2 American. THIS MAY BE ON WAY OUT farm and garden, dairy and ho*. Farmers working the ground on the farm opera- atcd at financial losses recently. The farms at such , in- The farm and garden section is lion at Alton State Hospital may not be riding their stitutlons are rarely used now for patient therapy, the big money loser, the dairy tractors much longer. Under study by state officials one of the original purposes for including them at state holds its own and the hog section is the closing down of farm operations at Alton State hospitals. h n « chmvn ins*™ thr similar institutions which have been oer- and other similar institutions, which have been oper- lie favors as a last resort the segregation of pupils by sex — boys in one school, girls in another. Wallace said Wednesday that bills to carry out these proposals arc being drafted for action by the current session of the state legislature. Lost in Flood SEOUL, Korea (AP) — Two U.S. soldiers are missing after being swept away in a South Korean river swollen by heavy rains. Five Koreans have drowned in floods north of Seoul The Army said the missing men were Spec. 4 Robert VV. Pertiel 25, of Elgin, 111., and Pfc. James B. Fids, 24, son of Joe Fit Is, At lalla. Ala. The two men were swept away Wednesday when they tried to wade across the Hantan River limning through their camp about 40 miles northeast of Seoul. A search is being made for them. Pertiet's wife lives at 1315 Erie St., Elgin. Upper Altonians Grant First Easements for Storm Sewer First easements over private property for construction of the Upper Alton storm water relief sewer were obtained at a meeting of affected property owners in City Hall Wednesday night. The relief sewer to extend eastward from Washington Avenue at Crawford to Seminary Street is designed to relieve flooding of streets and yards during heavy rains, long a matter of complaint. For Its construction easements must be obtained over 19 lots or tracts. Eleven of the affected properties were represented at the meeting, and a third of the needed easements were obtained or definitely assured before the meeting was adjourned by Mayor P. W. Day. The relief sewer is one of the projects provided for under the city's general obligation bond Issue of ?1,625,000 for sewer improvements, and Is the second ijuch project to be launched. The first storm water relie] project was that for the Miami Brookside valley svhich was re cently completed. Two Purposes Last night's meeting was called by Mayor Day for two purposes. One was to provide propertj owners on the sewer route will detailed Information on the plans recently completed for the eit> by IU consultant engineers Sfceppard, Morgan & Scbwaab The othor w«s to secure as man> eaiements as possible while property owners were assom bled- Pay told those at the meeting hat the relief sewer would be juilt at no cost to the property jwners, but that work cannot tart until all easements along he sewer route are in hand. 'It's your sewer", be told the ;roup" but your cooperation to ;rant needed easements is necessary-" Charles Sheppard, consultant engineer, explained that the planned new 2.1-inch line will supplement a present 24-inch storm sewer between Washing- on and Seminary which fails to afford all the drainage needed. .It will include a supplementary new 24-inch line to inclose an open drainage ditch immediately west of Seminary. The sewer will have its east terminus, about 30 feet east of Seminary in the existing open ditch, within the SIU property, aboul a halt-block north of College. More CatohlniBlns Sheppard said that special type inlets and additional catch basins will pick up storm watei where the planned new line crosses Washington, Main, Clawson and Seminary. Emmelt Fitzgerald of t he city's legal consultants on the sewer Improvement program read and explained the easements needed from property owners, He said that damage by construction of the sewer across their properties will be restored as part of cost to be defrayed from bond issue funds. Two easements are required, he explained. Permanent ease- nents will give the city the right to construct and maintain the sewer within strips 15 feet wide. Temporary easements, also leedocl. will give additional viclth of 10 feet on each side of he permanent easements, the added space to be for use by the contractor during construction. The temporary easements will lot apply to encroach on present permanent buildings close lo the sewer line, he said. Ask More Time Several property owners asked further time for consideration before signing easements. Some were concerned over possible loss of shrubbery. One said he had a row of small trees it had taken 20 years to grow and which appeared within the easement area. Another said his bathing pool would be affected. A third had plans to erect a garage that would be over the sewer line. Many of those present told of flooding of basements which they hoped the proposed new sewer would relieve. Two property owners, however, expressed belief that flooding of their basements was due to overloading of the T>0-year-olc! Upper Alton sanitary sewei rather than the existing storm water duct which the new sewer would supplement. One property owner remained to urge engineers to have the city take renewed steps to enforce the rule against downspout drainage being turned in to the sanitary duct. He suggest ed that sim-e the city made said hiring of farm labor is the big factor in dropping the entire operation into the losing bracket. big factor in dropping the entire An example, pointed out in tiie 1961 audit, reveals that in the farm and garden section, expenditures for the two years for salaries and wages alone amounted to S63.996.-19. or S16.028.64 in excess of the gross income from farm operations. For the same two-year period, the farm and garden section showed a loss of $44,499, the hog States in the section a loss of $10,229, and the ty pageant. dairy section a "profit" of $12.99, for a net loss of ?54,716 in the entire operation. Simon said labor costs are so high because the hospital must employ almost all of its labor force to operate the farm. The farm at present employs 15 men, 13 on a full-time basis. Dairy stock now totals 274, and there are 1,076 hogs on the farm. About 500 acres are used to grow livestock feed, such 'as grain, corn, hay and oats. Simon said the raising of vegetable crops has been discontinued for the past two years. Only crops now are those needed for use in the livestock operation. The farm was originally made a part of the hospital operation when it was established some 50 years ago for therapy and economic reasons, Simon said. Concepts Changed "Bul concepts in treating the mentally ill have changed over the years," he said. "Other methods of therapy and rehabilitation have been found to be more beneficial, and the younger patients are now discharged as soon as they are able to get by on their own." About. 60 per cent of the patients admitted now are more than 65 years old, Simon said With so few younger patients, Simon said, even where farm therapy is indicated there are few able bodied enough to perform the work. Therefore, he said, full time employes are needed to run the farm. 'There is no doubt the farm Miss Illinois Becomes Miss USA for Contest MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marite 0/ers, a Latvian refugee's daughter out to make a name for herself in the free world, has taken a big step up the ladder of success by becoming Miss U.S.A. The 19-year-old blonde Miss Illinois was chosen Wednesday night to represent the United States in the Miss Universe beau- y pageant. Miss Universe judging begins tonight. Fifteen finalists will be selected and a successor to Norma Beatrix Noland of Argentina, Universe 1962, will be light when she forgot to walk down a ramp after giving a talk )efore the judges. "1 am going to call home and ay 'Esuzvieju' — '1 won* in Latvi- in," she said. Miss Ozers said he speaks Latvian with her par- nts, but talks with her brothers named Saturday night. Miss Ozers, whose 37-24y a -37Vi figure has helped in her work as a model to earn money for college, said her $2,500 first prize and $5,000 personal appearance contract would come in handy. She .•'•plans to give some of the money to her father, Maksis H Ozers, "because he has had a lo of bills trying to raise a family of nine children." Marite, 5-feet-6Va, is third ii line among the nine. Older than tier are a sister, Mrs. Spulga Johnson, 21, of Chicago, and a brother. Alnis, 20. Serenely Confident Calm, serenely confident and and sisters in English, Germany because States is the Marit Telegraph Printers' Pay Raised Agreement on a new three-year ontract that Involves a 10-ccnt n hour increase hi scale over ach year of the period, ^ fl fi jeen reached between the Tele- s rhph and Alton Local of Ihc !h- crnaUonal Typographical Union. Some improvements also were nade Iti vacation time. While the newspaper nnd the •rinte^g have signed several two- 'ear contracts, the new one, accepted by the printers' local and he company but still subject lo approval of the International tin- on's office, will be the first lo extend for three years. Basic printers' scale under the old Telegraph contract, which expired July H was $3.72 per hour or a 37V6 hour week.. The 37V6-hour week will Con- .inue under the new agreement. Conditions of scale will bo ex- lended, by percentages, to em- ployes In other departments of he Telegraph. So will vacation provisions of the contract. Changes in vacations will bn p r e a d out during terms of the contract. During the first year of the new contract employes will be given ihree weeks vacaton tor four full years of seniority. During the second, 15 - year employes will begin -getting four-week vacations. Under the old contract seven- year employes got three weeks; 20-year employes, four weeks vacation. The public announcement was agreed on jointly by P. S. Couslcy, vice president of the Telegraph, and by Francis Deady, president of the ITU local. 5th Bike Stolen Another bicycle, the fifth in re- an opera singer id. When Marile old he fled with rniany to escape The Ozers lived years then "left se the United said. Miss Ozers answered newsmen's questions and posed fo hundreds of photographs on th Miami Beach convention hal stage while flanked by her fou runner.sup. from the rack at the Alton YMCA Wednesday. Henry Cobb, 11.02 Union St., told police he left his bicycle at the rack while in the YMCA, and it was gone when he returned for it at 1 p.m. dricc against downspout connei lion many years ago many surh connections have been restored in contravention of the sewer ordl- operation is questionable under the circumstances," said Keith Purl, business manager. "With the big outlay needed now for farm employes, it is doubtful whether it can be made profitable." Purl said all the pork and milk produced on the farm is used at the hospital, and none is sold on the open market. Charleston Negroes Set Mass Meeting CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP)—Two mass meetings were scheduled today as Negroes prepared to renew street deomonst rations despite the presence of state troopers sent in by Gov.Donald Russell. Loaders of the Charleston movement were greeted with cheers when they vowed at a meeting Wednesday night to continue demonstrations for a 10-point deseg rogation program. They called for nonviolent ac tion and denied that members of their 1 NAACP-sponsored move ment were responsible for Tues dny night's outbreak when ,ix po licemen and a fireman were hurt. The 1,000 Negroes who packed Tabernacle Baptist Church dispersed quietly after the Rev. B. J Glover, a leader in the move ment, urged them to go home immediately. Police cara circled the church almost bumper-to-bumper during the mass meeting. Thr only trouble reported Wednesday night was the smash nance. radiating warmth from her constant smile, Marite received a a white mink stole, her crown and scepter while seated on a throne flanked by the four run- nersup. They are in order. Miss District of Columbia, Michele B. Me- trinko of Arlington, Va.; Miss Missouri, Sandra Lee Marlin of Springfield; Miss Colorado, Rhea Looney of Denver; and Miss Call fornia', Francine Cheryl Herack of Encino. Someone asked Miss Ozers what type of fur the jacket was She replied, "Someone said it is rabbit." "No, dear, it's white mink,' Miss Colorado said. "Oh, I'm much better off than I thought I was," said Miss Oz- ers. not overly impressed by the difference. Marite said she was looking forward to her one-year reign as Miss U.S.A;, and would be shopping around for a college to attend. She is in no hurry to marry Several young men in Chicago are on her dating list. "I would want to be 24 or something like that before getting married," she said. Miss Oxers won the Mis? U.S.A. contest despite a few mis steps in her parade before the judges. 'GetttiiK Better' "I'm getting better." she hap pily commented, explaining tha her three-year career in beauty contest has been a hot-and-colc matter of wins and losses. Her first attempt, a Blosson Queen contest in Chicago whei she was 11), she described as i miserable failure. "I was the youngest and I'n- afraid 1 wasn't very good," slit said. After a couple of othei tries in which she was runnerup she became Miss Chicago at 18 A pageant aide steered her ii the right direction Wednesdaj South Roxana Dads Get Beer Permit EDWARDSVILLE.-County Li quor Commissioner Harold Lan dolt today issued a two-day permit lor sale of beer at the South R o x a n a Dads' Clubgrounds ing of a dozen automobile win- where the organization's annua, dows, reportedly by Negro youths, picnic is scheduled for Aug. 3-4 Trade In Your Old for New Used Clothing Worth Money A SNYDER "FIRST"—A MARKET PLACE EXPERIMENT This is your chance to clean your closet and rag baskets of old clothes you want to be rid of. ; Regardless of condition (just that they are clean) bring-in your oldest (even torn and holey) and we'll trade with you. For example, "shirt" means any kind and size of shirt; "shoes" means any kind and size; "suitcase" means any kind, even a beat-up gym bag— and so on—which we'll trade for items at value as listed below. Then, we'll give these old clothing items to some charitable cause, so we'll waste not. ANY OLD SPORT COAT TRADE IN FOR $4,00 on any men's $14.98 up summer sportcoat in new plaids, wash 'n wear, size 36-52. _OR— on any boys' $11.98 up summer sportcoat in assorted patterns, sizes 6 to 16. ANY OLD SUIT TRADE IN FOR $10,00 on any men's $39.50 up Mayfield summer suit, sizes 37-48. Dacron blends. Nice. ANY OLD SHIRT TRADE IN FOR $1.00 on any men's $2.98 up Campus action-cut knit sportshirts. Perfect for golf, boat. ANY OLD PANTS TRADE IN FOR $2,00 on any men's lightweight $5.98 up group of dress pants, size 29-50. Good choice. ANY OLD DRESS TRADE IN FOR $1.00 ANY OLD SHOES TRADE IN FOR $3,00 on any men's Kingsway $9.98 or John C. $12.98 up summer casuals or slip-ons. — OR— on any ladies' Grace Walker $8.98 and up summer white or bone pumps and casuals. ANY OLD SWIMSUIT TRADE IN FOR $5,00 on any ladies' Marina del Mar $14.95 up swimsuits in sizes 10 to 18. Flattering. • ANY OLD SUITCASE TRADE IN FOR $5,00 on any nationally advertised $16.95 up Starlight molded airplane luggage. Smart, ANY OLD DRESS TRADE IN FOR $5.00 on any ladies' summer Stacy Ames $14,96 and up dresses. Lovely sheers, jerseys. THREE WAYS TO BUY cash, charge, Jay-a-way on any girl's 52.98 up summer dress in sizes 7 to 14. Voiles, batistes, piques. THIRD AMP PIASA Open MOD,* Thurs., f/j, njfes till 9

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