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, JULY 56, 1963 ALTON fcVENlNG TELEGRAPH Labor Wages Hiked A three-year contract, with 15- ccnt raises each of the first two years, was unanimously approved by members of Hodcarrlers and Laborers Union, Local 218, at a meeting Thursday night. The pact with the Southern Illinois Builders Assn. calls for a 15-cenl-an-hour raise Aug. 1 this year, and a similar hige Aug. 1 101S<1. Tho present scale of the laborers is $3.60 an hour plus 10 cents-an-hour health and welfare benefits, said John Shortal, bus iness agent. The contracl will expire Aug. 1 1966. Shortal said some Issues oilier than wages were also set tied during Ihe six-week negotiu lion period, but he declined to give details. Shortal said the negotiations were held jointly with Wood Rlvoi Local 33R, which will meet lonighl to vole on the contract. One Bid On SIU Building EDWARDSVILLE - Fruin-Col non Construction Co. of St. Loub was the lone bidder Thursday on f bid of $2,988,000 for the science laboratory and office building to be constructed in Die initial phasi of a building program at the nev Edwarclsville campus of Southen Illinois University. The St. Louis company wa awarded general contracts total ling $6,796,644 in April for Hit first two buildings — a library and a general classroom and fac ully office building — now unde: construction on the campus site. General contracl bids for tin new Science Building were openei Thursday at the SIU Alton audi torium. Apparent low bidders fo mechanical and electrical work 01 the building were announced Mon day and will be submitted, to gelher with the lone bid on th general contracl, to the SIU boarc of trustees for approval. " Caisson drilling is under way o: the first two buildings on the EC wardsville campus, by Ihe Wabasl Drilling Co., a sub-contractor o the Fruin-Colnon firm. At State Capital IP AC Absorbed SPRtNGFIELt), 111, (AP)-Op- crntion of the vast public aid >rogrnm id Illinois has officially )oen transferred to n now department tulder the governor. Gov. Otto Kerner ' signed into aw Thursday a series of bills abolishing the Ib-member Illinois Public Aid Commission (IPAC), vhlch has had n stormy existence during Its 22 years. Kcriier appointed Unfold 0* (Hrtj)) Swank, Springfield, director of llio dcpnHhlotit. Swank has been executive sec- rctury ol llio IPAC tlic last your, Kerncr said he and other governors had long tried to make public aid part of the chief executive's responsibility. 'Illinois has taken n major step forward with the signing of this legislation and I command the General Assembly for joining with me In producing this long' sought accomplishment," he said. Legislative opponent*) of (ho change, argued Unit It would Inject politics Into relief pay- nieiil.H. Aid clicckN total about $25 million n month ami arc paid to an uNtlmatcd 480,- nnil persons, Swank will have charge of the department's 5,200 workers. He will receive $27,500 a year :is director. Kerncr, returning to' his desk ;ifler a week's absence at the Na- ional Governors' Conference, also signed a bill for a $60 million juikling program, chiefly at stale inivei'sities, prisons and menial nstilulions. Tho program is to he undertaken by the Illinois Build- Ing Authority through long- term bonds for financing the projects. The bonds arc to be paid off from regular two- year appropriations of the agencies involved. A ?7 million appropriation to meet bond payments in the 1963 65 fiscal period was approved by Kerner. He signed another measure appropriating $433 million in stale aid lo grade and high schools during Ihe new two-year budget peri od. A separate bill increasing slate aid by $32 million is slil awaiting his action. Other bills signed by Kerner: Appropriate $500,000 for state participalion in a federal program to retrain persons losing their jobs because of automation Appropriate $4 million to ensure continuation of higher pensions for downstate teachers already retired. Requiring that bicycles on high ways be equipped with front anc rear lights. Provide for privilege of com municalion between a psychiatris and his palient. Set a 55-mile-per-hour speec mil on an auto towing another •chicle on n highway. Appropriate $(!0 million for school transportation, school litiich programs, driver education course and aid lo junior colleges, Authorize school boards to nuke school buildings available 0 all persons HS civil defense hellers, Make the Illinois House clerk 1 year-round employe at $1,000 a month. Increase the salary of tho Illinois Youth Commission chairman front $12,000 to $18,000 a year. Require an ambulance to comply with speed limits and other raffle laws unless the driver is llrected by a physician .to disregard them or the ambulance is on an emergency call. 3% Tannery Retirees to Be Honored The 35 retired employes of In- ernalional Shoe Co. Tannery, lartford, will bo honored as a lighlighl uf the .Saturday dinner mrty in the East Alton Veterans of Foreign Wars home, when the 10th anniversary of the Lcalher- vorkers Local 31 of the tannery s observed. Twelve charter members, w h o ire still affiliated with the local, vill also be among Ihe honorees, C. T. Bond, president reports. Abe Fineglass, Chicago, International vice president; and Phillip Parr, Chicago, director of the Fur and Leather Workers Division, will share speaking honors. Charles Vanpreter, East Alton Mayor, will give the address o welcome. Among the other dis tinguished guests expected lo at tend are: Paul Simon, Troy slate senator; Ralph T. Smilh Allon; Lloyd Harris, Granile City and Leiand Kennedy, Alton, representatives; Robert Urbin a n ( Clifford Johnson, Chicago distric union officers. The local was organized Jul> 27, 1933 with William Schoenfeld as the first president, and a mem bership of approximately 70 members, and reached it's maxi mum in membership during th war years when almost 1,500 pei sons were employed at the loca tanneries. At present only on plant in operation in Hartford, th employment level has dropped t about 300, with approximalely 25 enrolled in the local. Other mem bers of the personnel are repre sented by District 9 Machinist Union. John Coppinger Appointed Attorney for Alton's New Local Improvements Body John B. Coppinger Jr., member of Ihe law firm of Coppinger, Xanders & Carter, has been appointed attorney for the new Alton Board of Locul Improvements. He assumed his duties last Tuesday at a meeting of the improvements board at which its current program had further discussion and a project for a sanitary sewer in the upper Shields Valley was launched. The Board of Local Improvements, as provided for under the aldermanic form of government, was reconstituted last Thursday. As now composed, it is headed by Mayor P. W. Day as president, with Public Works Director Paul A. Lenz, and Street Supt. Lucian Harris as members, Assistant City Engineer Gerals BHCUS is secretary. Appointment Dr. Simon to Attend Testimonial Dinner Dr. Abraham Simon, superintendent of Alton State Hospital, will attend a testimonial dinner in Chicago Monday for Dr. Francis J. Gerty, outgoing director of the Department of Mental Health. The ceremony will take place in the Conrad Hilton Hotel, where some 500 persons, including Gov. Otto Kerner and other state officials, are expected to 'attend. Dr. Gerty will be saluted for his pioneering efforts to return the treatment of mental illnesses to the community. He lias resigned his position and now will go into retirement. Dr. Harold Vlsotsky, who will succeed Dr, Gorty, will conduct a council meeting for state hospital superintendents Tuesday, which Dr. Simon will attend. Car Top Cut Jimmy Clark of Grafton reported a hole cut in the top ol h 1 s convertible and a crash helroel stolen while the car was parked at the Laclede Steel Co. lot Wed nesday night or early Thursday^ snot sro/us of Coppinger as attorney' rounded out its organization. Coppinger bus been active in .he practice of law here for the ast quarter century and had taken an active part in many com- nunily activities. Is Hartford's Counsel He has long served as attorney for the Village of Hartford, is a former president of the Greater Association of Commerce, and was secretary of Alton Citizens for Better Government from 1955 through 1958 when city manager government was brought into effect. Action of (lie improvements board to study feasibility of a sanitary sewer for an extended urea north of Allon Senior Higli School, at the upper end of Shields Valley, was in response to a city council resolution referred to it a month ago, prior to its formal reorganization. The board directed the city's project engineers, Sheppard Morgan & Schwaab to make a preliminary survey to outline boundaries that would be benefited by the proposed sewer. The council resolution sparking the project was submitted by Alderman James Bailey, with a second by Alderman J. P. McLaugh lin, and was referred both to its sewers committee and Board of Improvements, Bailey's resolution cited that although the bond Issue sewer improvement program propose some improvements for t h e Shields Valley, It appears to contain no definite provisions for the upper end of the valley, north of the senior high school. Wants Extension His resolution proposes that the present plans for the Shields Va ey districl be revised to includ a 'trunk sewer extension to giv oullel facilities, for propertie north of the high school; also Ilia .he revision i.f plans include th annexed area north of the GM& Railroad tracks. The resolution cites thai t h built-up area no'ih of Ihe big school Iract has no public scwe facilities, It says private sewei and septic lank outlets drain int a natural watercourse which i turn empties into a 80-inch culvei serving the school tract, and a serts the insanitary condilion should be corrected. GRASS CARPET MEYER ZOYSIA Emerald Green at 100° t Grows in Any Soil f Needs '/3 Less Cutting Needs '/3 Less Water t Water and Crabgrass and Weeds Are Eliminated Plant Big 2f Plugs Every Sq, Ft, Morning Star Nursery HO 5-3292 Hoffman Supply HO 5-5232 Piasa Nursery 466.1955 Dodson's Garden Gate 4660511 PLANTING PLUGGERS FOR RENT TRUCK SPRAYING AND LETTERING STAR SIGN CO. PHONE HO 5-1922 NEW OLIN MATHIESON CHIEFS N, Harvey Colllsson, right, of N«w York, has been named president and chief executive officer of Olin Mathleson Chemical Corp., succeeding Stanley de J. Osbornc, left, who was elected chairman of the board and chairman of the newly formed finance committee. John M. Olin of Alton was succeeded as chairman of the executive committee by Thomas S. Nichols. Information Sought Remote Clue Links Alton With Search for Father The American Red Cross is ecking information as to he whereabouts of Kalyu Kolev, hose last known address was Alon, at the request of his daugh- er living behind the Iron Curtain. Kolev, who would be about 73 ears of age, was last known as ving in Alton in 1917 after leav- ng his native Bulgaria in 1911 as n immigrant lo Ihis counlry. His daughler, Pcna Anlonova, VE Power Plant Employes Reject Wage Proposal ST. LOUIS (API—Operating En- Kinccrs Local 48 rejected a wage >roposal today from Union Eler- rit- Co., that the company offered Wednesday night to stop a Ihreat- •ncd walkout of 1,200 power plant 'mployees. Spokesman for the union said i counterproposal will be offered n tu-Rotiations Saturday. If the engineers strike, eight »wer plants will be affected. The )lants are in SI. Louis, St. Louis County, East St. Louis, Lake of he Ox.nrks in Missouri and Keo- <uk, Iowa. Scries Lecture Set Sunday at Peek Hall Dr. Thomas E. Van Dahm, assistant professor of business at Alton SIU, will present the second in a series of Faculty-Student Lec- lurc-Dicussions Sunday at 8 p.m. in Peck Memorial Hall. Mis theme, "Christian Viewpoint on Economic Life," will be adapted to the general theme of the series, "The Christian Message and Higher Education." Libraries tteeeive >. Birth Defects Book 1 A newly-published book, "Birth- Defects," today was presented to 'our area libraries by the Madison County chapter of the National Foundation-March of Dimes. The national organization is dis- ributing this book as part of its educational program in the fight igainst hirlh defects and arthritis, said D. R. Kamm, chairman of he Madison County Chapter. Books have been given to Alon, Wood River, Betbalto, a n d Kast Alton libraries. The Edwardsville library and other county libraries will receive copies. "This is the finest presents lion of the subject ever prepared for the general public," Kamm said, "and each of the 30 contributing authors is a foremost authority in his field." Reunion Sunday The second annual reunion ol old schoolmates and ballplayer of Snedeker Grove Pleasant Grove and Plainview will be held Sun day at Beaver Dam State Park. plugged Get the wa > m out of your m ears with KERID*Dropsl THRIFTY DRUG has asked the Bulgarian R e c Cross to secure all possible in formation about him. Anyone having this information is requested to contact the Alton-Wood River Chapter of Ihe Rod Cross or Mrs. Orvillc Henry, executive director, 810 Henry St., Alton. j Finland has increased newsprint exports. NOTICE- m LOIS SICKMEIER will open a BARBER SHOP 708 West St. Louis Ave.—East Alton SATURDAY, JULY 27 illliBUilHIUMIiHIMIIiHIl Saturday Bus Schedules Cut Bus service will he decreased luring Ihe early morning hours on Saturdays on Allon three bus •outes, the Bi-Slate Transit Sys- em announced today. The changes will be effective Aug. 3. On the Salu line, buses will operate at fiO-minuto intervals between 5:38 a.m. and 10:37 T'.'ni., with tho present 30-minulo ntervals remaining in effect the rest of the day until service ceas- s at 6 p.m. On the State-Milton line, buses will operate at 45-minule intervals from 5:50 a.m. lo 10:35 a.m., then continue witli the present 110 minute intervals. On the College-Central line, buses will operate at GO-minute Intervals from 6:07 a.m. to 10:07 a.m., then go on 30-rtiinute intervals. 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