Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 1, 1963 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, August 1, 1963
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SCATTERED SHOWERS LIKELY Scattered showers are expected Thttiteday night in western Pennsylvania? VirginPft and West Virginia while it will be fair to cloudy elsewhere. It will be cooler in the eastern Ohio valley City to Purchase Sewers Tractor and over the northwestern Plains and parts of the northern Rockies. In the upper Mississippi valley It will be warmer. (AP Wtrephoto Map) WealherForecast ALTON and vicinity: Chance of shower or Oiundershower this evening; turning fair to partly cloudy tonight. Low around 70. Increasing cloudiness Friday with chance of showers. High around 90. Bids have been called by Public Works Director Paul A. Lenz for Aug. 14 for city purchase of leader-tractor with a backhoe to be used in Alton sewer malnten ance operations. Acquisition of the new equipment was provided for by a $10,000 item in the revised, city budget adopted by the city council last June. And the taking of bidi was authorized by the council at its meeting last week. Under the approved bidding plan, suppliers are to post seal ed proposals by 2 p.m. Aug. 14 and their bids then will be held lor opening and tabulation at thi council meeting on the evening o that day. Bidders are required to post a $300 check to guarantee their proposals. Specifications on the desired equipment are on file at the public works department office. Pravda Raps Red Chinese MOSCOW (AP)—Pravda toda> compared the leaders of Red Chi na to "bellicose imperialists." Attacking with a bitterness once reserved for the West, the Com munist party newspaper flayed Peking for its opposition to the Soviet-British-American nucleai test ban treaty. The. Chinese Communist govern ment earlier this week called i a "dirty fraud." Pravda retorted today: "Don", the Chinese comrades see tha their views are linked to the posi tions of the most frenzied, moi bellicose imperialist circles which are opposed to a restriction o the nuclear weapons race?" ;; In Peking, the official People'; Daily continued its intensive cam paign against the treaty, saying the Soviet Union had "capitulated step by step" since 1946 on the nuclear test issue. Earlybird Gets Fish in Wisconsin MADISON, Wis. (AP)-Fishermen who got up early or went to bed late had some success in the past week, the Wisconsin Con servation Department said In its fishing summary Wednesday. The hot daytime hours got the fishermen -only sunburn. Twenty-five counties reported good pan fishing with catfish taking the bait in the Wisconsin River.' A three-pound white bass was pulled from the Mississippi off Grant County, and perch were beginning to bite at the Milwaukee water front. Perch action along Door County was called outstanding. Smallmouth bass were still ac- ;ive along Door County with other good action listed in the Burnett County rivers and the lower Wisconsin. Walleyes were being caught in Ashland County and along the vest shore of Lake Winnebago and in Forest, Iron and Polk counties. Musky action was slow. 1962 Tax Collections Show Rise WASHINGTON (AP) — State and local governments collected $42.7 billion in taxes in 1962, the Census Bureau said today. The figure was 9.5 per cent highei than the preceding year. The total compares to $28.8 bil 'libn collected in 1957. The Census Bureau said state and local taxes* had increased at an annual rate of 7.8 per cent from 1957 to 1961 State taxes increased from $19.3 billion to $21.1 billion and local collections rose from $19.8 billion to $21.5 billion. State's Revenue Declines SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-Collections of Illinois' major tax sources totaled $73.6 million in June, a decline of $1.2 from June a year ago, the state revenue department announced today. Sales tax revenue was down $1.7 million. Despite the decline, a revenue department spokesman predicted sales tax -collections for the current two-year fiscal period would yield an estimated $70 million more than in the past biennium. Albert Imle, assistant state revenue director, said new legisla tion permitting small retailers to file quarterly or annual reports instead of monthly reports ac counted for the drop. Imle said approximately 61,000 of the 132,000 registered retailers are now paying sales taxts on a quarterly or annual basis because heir payments would amount to less than $100 a month. Junes sales tax collections to taled $44.2 million compared with $45.9 million in June last year and $32.4 million in June 1961. Genev^tMsarittameiit Negotiation's Recess GENEVA (AP)*-The 17-nation disarmament conference went into an 11-day recess today to make way for the signing of the nuclear test ban treaty in Moscow next week. The conference cochairmen —Charles G. Stelle of the United States and Semyon K. Tsarapkin of the Soviet Union—are going to Moscow for the new discussions scheduled by the - Big Three foreign ministers. The conference adjourned only two days after they resumed work following a six-week recess Cullertoii Heads Labor Department Two appointments to the • Illinois Department of Labor, one from East St. Louis, Were announced today by Gov. Otto Kerner. John E. Cullertoii of Evnrtston has been named director of the department, succeeding Robert U. Donnelly, who is retiring Sept. 1 because of ill health. Named as assistant director of labor is Fern R. Rauch of Enst St. Louis, effective Aug. 15. Rauch, 67, was n former director of the Department of Labor under Adlai Stevenson and previous to that had been an assistant director. Cullerton is now executive director of the Chicago joint executive board of the Hotel find Restaurant Employes and Bartenders International Union. Donnelly, from Chicago, has been director of the state labor department since 1961. and succeeded Robert Johnston. Athletic Program Expanding CHICAGO (AP)-Walter Byers, executive director of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, declared Thursday the new U.S. Track and Field Federation has launched development program: "involving hundreds of thousand of young Americans." The Federation and the Amateur Athletic Union are now operat ing under a truce imposed by General Douglas MacArthur. "\Ve have tried to concentrate our activities on the positive aspects of our program," Byers told the college sports information directors meeting here. "This has not been easy to do because ol the campaign of invective and character assassination which the AAU has conducted against the educational institutions of this country and their leaders." Byers said the federation now has "the most extensive summertime program of track arid field activities in American history." It may not pay off in time for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics out definitely should yield results by the 1968 games, said Byers. Coal Valley Boy Wins Letter Content CHICAGO (AP)H-Charles Bizarri, 12, of Coal Valley, was named winner today of a letter writing contest to find the best "letter to Lincoln." Charles and his parents, the James Bizarris, will be in Springfield and New Salem, 111., Saturday and Sunday as the guests ol the Chicago Civil War Round Table, civil war historians, who sponsored the contest. Letters were received from more than 200 Lincoln admirers 15 years old and under who live in Illinois. Indiana and Kentucky the three states represented on the newly designated Lincoln Heritage Trial. Child Poison Accidents Show 'Alarming' Upturn SPRINGFIELD (Special)—An alarming increase in cases of accidental .poisoning among children was reported today by Dr. Franklin D. Yoder, director of the Department of Public Health. "Report cases in the state ivcj.M'1. vv.y *.**wv~ •-• — -- . -. for the first, six months of .thi?>'stored in places accessible to powders, ammonia, bleach, lye or drain cleaners, furniture, floor and shoe polishes, wax, room deodorizers, and general cleaning agents: All of these preparations are plainly labeled to show their hazards, arid : none should 'be year total 5,376 as compared to; 4,593 cases reported in the same period in 1962," he said. "Estimates based cm the reporting hospitals would add at least 5,000 more cases treated in other hospitals in the state—an appalling number of youngsters to be victims of adults' carelessness." Cases of accidental poisoning are reported by the 84 poison control centers in the state and by about 80 other hospitals that are not official centers. There are 300 hospitals in Illinois. Of the 5,376 reported cases, all except 285 involved, children aged four and under, with two- year-olds heading the list of victims. The major cause of these poisonings is medicine in tablet or pill form, Including aspirin products which alone account for more than one-third of the cases. Ago Tells tUo Story "The ago' of the victim? tells the stoiy," Dr. Voder said. "Children under four shouldn't be expected to know that they are playing a deadly game when they imitate their parents in taking available aspirins or, pills." Household prepiiratipns rank second in causes ol accidental poisonings among children, •riiese preparations tacluae the too-long temUiar under^e-sink , won an detergents, soap small children who cannot read, Dr. 'Ybder said. ' Pesticides Rank 3rd Pesticides are the third ranking cause in accidental poisonings and they include insect!-, cides, herbicides, moth preparations, rodenticides, fungicides, and weed killers. These products should never be put in reach of a small child. This applies, as well, to any of the petroleum distillates, such as kerosene, gasoline, spot removers, lighter fluids, paints, varnishes and the No hazardous substance should ever be transferred from the] original container to another i where the substance could be] mistaken for something less toxic. Cosmetics also account for poisoning cases in children and should be stored as carefully as any hazardous product. Children should also be taught the hazards of putting stems or leaves of plants in their mouth. Many common plants and flowers grown around the home are poisonous if ingested, same fatally so, "Our revised estimated case numbers means that the life and health of about 00 Illinois children are at stake each day;".Dr. Yoder said. "It is up to'parents to find the poisons in their home before their children do." BIG GOSPEL SING IN PERSON FROM NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE THE SINGING "SPEER FAMILY" ALSO: THE VICTORY QUARTET THE CHAPELAIRES QUARTET WOOD RIVER HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY — AUGUST 4 — 2 P.M. Sponsored by THE TRI-CITY SINGING CONVENTION ADMISSION $1.00 Children Under 12 Admitted FREE! Lenz Studyin Problems, to Ask Plan Public Works Director Paul A. l^enz said today that he is unking an Intensive study of Alon's s ewer maintenance prob- .ems which will provide the basis 'or a report nnd recommendations he will offer the city council through Its committee on sewers. Among his recommendations for next year's maintenance program, he said, will be one proposing that sewer cleaning be let out by contract In order to relieve the overloaded sewers division and give It more time to keep tip with general sewer maintenance activities. The public works department ins both powered and manual equipment for sewer cleaning and t also has a definite program for sewer cleaning, he said. But this program is being constantly In- errupted by emergency calls. As i result the sewers division is not able to hold to a good sewer cleaning schedule which he feels s highly important. Need Increasing Need and demand for acwer repairs and corrections have been ncreasing this year, Lenz pointed out, but there is a limit to what the sewers division can do with its present manpower and available funds. The division has had only three regular men, and in order to keep up with mounting necessities, Lenz said, he has employed three more men on an emergency bas is. These appointments are good for only 90 days and will run out by end of the summer season. "There is no question that more help is needed to keep up with the work before the division," he said, and I should like to see the staff permanently increased." In addition to adding the additional men this summer, Lenz has been able to get some help for the overburdened sewer division by contracting for the cleaning of catchbasins. Under the motor fuel tax program, he explained, the appropriation permitted use of $6,800 for cleaning catchbasins on arterial routes. The contract work was set up in two sections. Half the project has been done, and the remainder will be completed in the fall. Cost under the contract plan will be substantially less than the amount appropriated. Most Sewers Old One .reason that the maintenance of sewers is a continually growing problem, Lenz said, is that most of Alton's sewers are old, and have reached a stage where more and more maintenance attention is required. "However, a great deal lias been accomplished in the last six months, and we already have licked a number of important- problems despite the pressure of an excess of needed work," said the director. Lenz said that he feels the need for a continuing definite program of-sewer cleaning is urgent both to preserve the sewers and keep them satisfactorily operating, and has been studying a contract plan as a means to this end. A contract plan would not mean abandoning use of the city's pow- er equipment, he explained, bp- cause it could be rented to the contractor nnd In that way Would reduce contracturnl cost, The plan also would give the sewers division staff time tof the regular load of repairs, and al-> so time to effect necessary repairs add corrections disclosed in course of the sewer cleaning operations. Cleaning of sewers frequently discloses partial stoppages or other faults that must be corrected In separates operations nnd thereby increase the load of maintenance work. Rissi Is Appointed To Board of Review EDWARDSVILLE — County Judge Michael Kinnel today announced appointment of Frank L. Rissi of Collinsvllle as Democratic member of the Madison County Board of Review to fill the 2- year unexplred term of Arthur Pete Fields who died last month. Appointment of Rissi,' former member of the Colllnsville school oonrd, the membership of the 3-member body geographically throughout the county, with one member from Alton a n o t her from. Alhambra and the new appointee from Colllnsvllle. However, Republicans still maintain a majority on the 1m* portant county assessment review body which equalizes property assessment of the 24 township assessors. Alhambra Supervisor Harold Landolt, a Republican, elected to the post of chairman of the county board of supervisors April 24 enabled the GOP to gain a majority of membership on board for the first time in near ly n third of a century. Rules Pick-Up Trucks Must Hold to Limit SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — Pick-up trucks must remain within speed limits set for all trucks even though they may not be carrying freight, Atty. Gen. William G. Clark held today. The opinion answered a query from State's Atty. William B. Lawrence of McLean County. He informed Clark that a McLean County justice of the peace had dismissed complaints against pick-up trucks operators charged with exceeding a 55 mile speed limit for trucks on U.S. 66. When stopped by state police, the trucks were carrying no freight. Farmhand Sought in Beatin Canal Project Vetoed CAIRO, 111. (AP)—Sponsors of routing Interstate 24 through the Cairo area said today they are meeting in Springfield Aug. 7 with Francis Lorenz, Illinois director of public works and buildings. Arguments favoring a Cairo-oriented route will be presented. The state also will be queried about work .on 1-57 which some Cairo spokesman argue has been held up deliberately during debate over location of 1-24. Governors ofVMissouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee 'are to >cuss 1-24 at' a- meeting scheduled Aug. 6 at Kentucky Dam Village, Ky,. .';. NASHVILLE, 111. (AP) - Authorities sought a farm hand today for questioning in the beating of a St. Clair County woman for whom he had been working on her farm near Oakdale. Washington County officials declined to identify the victim, a 48- year-old Centreville woman who said she was beaten and raped Wednesday. The woman was hospitalized with a broken jaw. She said her assailant left her tied and took $85, some jewelry and her car. Her attacker, she -aid. had identified himself as Waco Cody, about 20, and had been hired two weeks ago in Texas by her husband. IN WOOD RIVER ACROSS FROM POOL AND HIGH SCHOOL SPECIAL COUPON 10 GARROLBURGERS $ 1 EVERYDAY $1.50 VALUE ANY NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL CARROLBURGERS JUST lOc EACH T VALID Thurs., Frl., Sat., Sun.— Aug. 1, 2, 3, 4 T m* 10 SPECIAL COUPON GOLDEN FRENCH FRIES $ T EVERYDAY $1.20 VALUE ANY NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL GOLDEN FRIES JUST lOc EACH VALJD Thurs, Fri., Sut., Swu.~Au<f. 1, 2, 3, 4 T mm m.m mmmmmmmmm\ • • • mmmmmmmmmm* 6 SPECIAL COUPON TRIPLI THICK SHAKES EVERYDAY $1,20 VALUE ANY NUMBER OF APPITIQNAl, TRIPII THICK SHAKES JUST Ige EACH T V4UP TJmri., Fri., S«*t., Sun^Awg, 4, S, 9, * Latidolt's election as head of the county-Ixxird of supervisors qualifies him ns ox-offlcio chairman and member of the review board. Tho chairman's position was held for the past 30 years by Gus Haller, a Democrat, defeated for reelection April 2 as assistant supervisor in Wood River Township. Republican holdover member Charles A. Rook of Alton has nn- othdr year of his two-year up- pointed term to serve., With Landolt and Rook as Republican members of the review board, the minority party in the county has a majority of members on the assessment review body, contrary to statute provisions. Illinois statutes provide that the new review board contain two members of the political party pol ling the highest vote and one member, of a political party with the second highest vote at tho general election in a county prior to the appointment. However, as Judge Kinney explained, nothing can be done about the unique situation. Only resignation of Rook would allow appointment, of a replacement to give Democrats a majority on the review board. 1 Rissi, the new Democratic appointee, succeeds Arthur Pete Fields, Democrat member first appointed by Judge Kinney in 1P4!) who served seven of the last 14 years on th,e board. Fields died July 18 after serving only two months of his latest term on the board. Rissi, who is 65-years-old, is retired after 45 years in the photograph business. He served 3 terms president of the Southern Illi- ...ils Art League. The new member is a lifelong resident of Col- llnsville. 85 Apply Labor List Top-flight popularity of the Alton public works department Job of city laborer has again come "to nttentlon. Elghiy-flve men have filed application to take an eligibility examination set bj/ Alton Civil Service Commission for next Tuesday. There is only one job open ni present. The number Is the,second highest ever filed for a civil service test to determine eligibility for appointment 1 to n city job. It WHS exceeded two years ago last Juno when 132 sought to qualify tor selection us city laborers. Time for filing to tho Aug. 6 examination expired at 3 p.m. Wednesday, nnd (he last two aspirants filed their applications only five minutes before the deadline expired, II was said ul Ihe conn- mission office. Because of the large number of applicants, it is planned to divide them into two or three sections for taking tho examination. This same plan had to 'be followed two years ago. Purpose of the examination is to renew the eligibility listing on laborers, that was set up two years ago and has expired. The test covers both skilled and semi-skilled laborers and pay is $2.10 to $2.30 an hour. Britain Firm On E. German Recognition LONDON (AP) — The British government made clear today it will not allow the partial nuclear tes't .ban treaty to 1 se^va-as a.bnck- door method .Of. gaining Western diplomatic recognition 'for Communist East Germany!; •• The British position \yas spelled out by the Foreign Office. Presumably the United .States position is identical.' 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