Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 3, 1963 · Page 3
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Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, August 3, 1963
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********* . JH.«~. , AUGUST 3,1903 ALTON Box Board Strike Parley Expected TIME WAS 2:45 As the photographer was climbing on a city bus Friday afternoon someone remarked about the temperature lighting the sign at Home Savings and Loan. Being prepared with his camera, he snapped the sign's picture as the bus rolled beneath it. Later the lights indicated a higher temperature, but he was safe in a cooler place by then. Alton Area Street / Liffhts to Be Bid Night of Drinking Costs $240 A Benld man reported his wallet containing about $240 was stolen early today after he had been drinking in two Alton taverns. Robert Spann, 120 Maple St., told police he passed out after becoming ill shortly after 11 p.m., and when he awoke in his truck about 4 a.m. his billfold and the money were missing. Spann told police lie had cashed a payroll check of $241.72 earlier in the evening and drank "about five beers" at an E. Broadway tavern. He went to the Columbia Tavern, 1328 E. Broadway, about 11 p.m., Spann said, sat at the bar between a man playing guitar and a woman^and ordered a beer. After he drank a portion of the beer, Spann said, he became ill and went outside. He cannot remember anything between that time and the time he woke in his truck, Spann told police. A check by police of the register at the Columbia Hotel found that a man who gave his name as Robert Spann and a woman registered for a room as man and wife during the 'night. Police found no occupants in the room when they checked. Mitchell Park Vote •t.28 Sepl EDWARDSVILLE —. County Judge Michael Kinney entered an order here Friday setting Sept, 28 as the dale for a special election on a petition to organize a park district in the Mitchell area in Chputeau township. . • ; An estimated 100 legal voters in the Mitchell area filed petitions in county court nearly three months ago to establish the park district, Five commissioners for the proposed district will be chosen by voters in the election at the single polling place at the old Parish. Hal)'in Mitche]!, Polls will be open'-from 6. a.m. to 6 p.m. - Modernization of traffic control signals at 10 street intersections in the Telegraph area tire among projects valued at $35 million which have been listed for bids lo be received Aug. 20 by the Illinois Deparlmenl of Public Works. Control signals lo be Improved include those at the intersections of Cottage Hills Rd. and Airline Drive; Rle. Ill and Rle. 140 in Bethalto; Rle. Ill and Rte. 140 in Alton; Rte. Ill and Alby Streel in Alton; Alt. U.S. 67 an Rte. 159 in East Alton; Rte. Ill and Rte. 159 in Wood River; Rte. Ill and Washington Avenue in Alton; U.S. 67 and Rte. 100 in Alton; U.S. 67 and Rte. Ill; and Airline Drive and Airport Road. According to Francis S. Lorenz, director of the department of public works, the project total is the highest for a single letling in the history of the division of highways. Other projects in the Telegraph area include application of seal coat surfacing on 31.75 miles on various routes in Calhoun, Greene, Macoupin and Montgomery coun ties; construction of grade separation structures in Glen Carbon: and landscaping of 5.74 miles of Interstate 70 north of Easl St. Louis between National City and Collinsville in Madison County. Godfrey 4-H Has Night of Achievement The annual achievement night of the Godfrey Go-Getters 4-H Club was held Thursday night at Godfrey Civic Center with more than 100 persons in attcnd- ance. The program included a skit, singing, modeling of dresses, and a display of food and special projects. The next meeting, of the group will be Aug. 28, with the place of the meeting later. being announced Lightning Takes Life Of Riverdale Resident RIVERDALE, 111. Wl - Lightn ing killed Buren Snyder, 64, as he was carrying lawn chairs into his home in Riverdale before a storm struck the Chicago south suburban area Friday night. Word from the federal mediation nhd conciliation service is dJc- pccted nfixt week to arrange a ineetlng between Alton Box Board Co. and striking printing specialty employes. The strike of some ?0 members of the Printing Specialty and Papei Products Union has closed down the box company's Godfrey plant, sole operation of which is rotogravure carton printing, Operations at the Alton plant are not affected. Pickets slarted patrolling the entrance to the Godfrey plant when a two-year contract expired at midnight Wednesday. Neither the management nor the union would give details on the Issues of the strike. Negotiations broke down after two months of meetings. Baptists Back From Meeting Numerous local delegates participated in a week-long meeting of Wood River District, Illinois Baptist Association, al Zion Baptist Church, Springfield. The meeting ended Friday. The Rev. John C. Oliver of Union Baptisl Church, Allon, assisted the Rev. H. Levi McVlenden of Decalur in a ceremony during which a wrealh was placed on Lincoln's lomb. A sunrise service at Lake Springfield was conducted under sponsorship of Mrs. Oliver. Others were the from Rev. Alton altending C. B. Buchanan, the Rev. T. P. Wright, the Rev. M. T. Bell, the Rev. Simon Coleman, Mrs. Delma McFern, Mrs. Julia Mason, Mrs. M. Johnson and Mrs. Tennie Franklin. The 125th meeting of the districl is scheduled for nesl year al Danville. Minor Quake Hits Lower Ohio Valley METROPOLIS, 111. (AP) — The third appreciable earth tremor in a year and a half to shake the lower Ohio Valley caused what was termed a brief quiver • in Southern Illinois Friday night. There were no damage reports, and authorities in communities along Ihe Ohio River said the tremor produced more curiosity than fright. The tremor apparently centered in western Kentucky. It was felt up to 15 miles north of the Ohio. Windows were rattled in Metropolis, and the shaking was felt in Cairo. Similar tremors shook :he region March 3 and Feb. 2, 1962. Authorities in Metropolis said persons flocked from homes and suildings after hearing a rumble iimilar to thunder approaching from Ihe south about 7:38 p.m. CDT. But a subsequenl shaking had ended by the lime spectators reached streets and yards, police said. News media in Paducah, Ky., across the Ohio from Metropolis, said Ihey received numerous telephone calls from curious persons. Authorities in most Illinois communities, however, said they received no calls. SIU CONSTRUCTION HALTED BY STRIKE low basement level shown here. Drilling rigs in left background are to dig more caisson holes in another part of building. Forms for basement foundation wall are at right center. Original completion date is September, 1964. Aerial view of construction site at Southern Illinois University's new Edwardsville Campus as work has halted on general classrooms building. Biscuit shaped objects in lower portion of photograph with steel rods extending from them are concrete filled caisson holes on which building foundation will rest. They extend 45 to 50 feet be- After 42 Years Fred Winkler Closes His Barbershop on Central Ave. Library Circulation at Wood Riyer Increases EAST ALTON — All previous circulation records of'the public library.have been shattered with Chicago Man to Receive SIU Honorary Degree CARBONDALE, Philip D, Sang, businessman and (Special) — Chicago area philanthropist, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the Southern Illinois University summer commencement, Aug. 9. A record 751 students on the Carbondale *'n d Edwardsvllle campuses have applied for graduation, 150 more than received degrees at summer commencement exercises last year. The program, scheduled tor 7:30 p.m. In McAndrew Stadium, will be moved Indoors In the event of rain. Speaker will be Dr. Ping- chla Kuo, SIU history professpr and former high-ranking member of the United Nations staff. Sang, who makes his home in River Forest; heads a Chicago Ice cream firm,- A noted collector of hlatprlcal art and literature he has assembled one pi the most extensive collections oi cana in private hands. A director of the Illinois Historical Society,, he is one of the sponsors and financial backers of the oral history project "recently undertaken by the Illinois Historical Library. He and Mrs, Sang are donors of the* annual Philip D. and Elsie Sang Award to an outstanding Illinois history teacher. Styig has made numerous contributions to SJU's Morris Library, including a collection of some 8,009 British qnd American novels of the late 19th and 2Qt centuries and n collection of orig inal letters and documents of all American presidents from Washington through Elsenhower, Another is a' rare land transfer document written and signed by Daniel Boone. in 1789. Sang also has given contemporary oil paintings of Abraham Lincoln and Daniel Webster and a collection of primitive Amerl can oil paintings to be hung in the Heritage Room of the library a total of 4,034 during July, Mrs, bolive McDonald, librarian, reports, Among the borrowers were 2,310 adults and 1,724 children. Registration during the month included 28 resident adults, 11 nonresident adult and 19 chiodren for a tola) of 58. Special sections of the library are being expanded with the add! tlon of volumes: High School career books on medicine, technology, advertising, television, and chemica^ engineering. Histories on Latin America; India; and Russia and the Soviet Union, Biographies of famous American authors: Walt Whitman, James Fcnnimore Cooper, Stephen Crane, Edgar Allen Poe and John Sticnberg. Other new adult non-fiction arc: "Current values of antique glass,' "Early'American Pressed Glass, 1 and ''Victorian glass" by Ruth Webb Lee; "Art of the Italian Renaissance"; and three volumes of Shakespeare, "Comedies," "Tragedies" and "HisWry and Poems. 1 New adult fiction: • "Bride of Pendorrlc," VThe case of the Stepdaughter's 'Secret," "Grand and Glorious," and "Joy in. the morning." Among the "new children's books are: "Baseball rookies who made good," "Fabulous," "Mary's Secret," "Haunted < looking' gloss 1 and "The Secret Pencil," Area Shoivn To Have Clay For Commerce Madison, Jersey, and Calhoun counties were included in a 14- county survey of clay deposits suitable for commercial uses. The Illinois State Geological Survey made the study and the counties are included in a circular, "Buff-Burning Clay Resources of Southwestern and Southern Illinois." Included in the report is information about the geology of the clay samples — their location, thickness, overburden and the type of underlying and overlying sediments. Ceramic test results list the drying and firing shrinkage, water of plasticity, fired color and bonding properties. Suggested uses for each sample are given. The tables of the circular also can serve as a general guide to predict the properties, uses and values of combined samples. Plainview Couple Wed in 1907, Wed Again Harry Dugan, 77, and Mrs. Myrtle Atwater, 73, both of Plain- iew, who were first married in 907 and divorced in 1915, were named for the second time Frilay. They have four great-grandchil- Iren, who are grandchildren of heir only child, a son, Harley. The second wedding ceremony MIS performed Friday afternoon iy the Rev. Paul S. Krebs, pastor f 12th Street Presbyterian Ihurch, at the manse. Wit- lessing the ceremony was Mrs. folin Lawless of Plainview, who accompanied the couple to Alton. Subsequent to the couple's di- 'orce in 1915, Mrs. Dugan said, >oth she and Mr. Dugan remar- ied. Dugan has three sons and i daughter by his second mar- •iage, Mrs. Dugan had no children after her divorce, she said. They will reside in Plainview vhere both have homes, "proba- >ly at his house since he has less and and it will be easier to take care of," Mrs. Dugan said. After 42 years as a barber, Fred Winkler plans to give up his shop at 710 Central Ave. which he las operated continuously for the ast 30 years. He said today that he will close iis shop about the middle of this month. "I'm not planning on full retirement," he said, "but have no plans to relocate my shop at another location. I may do some work at my home, and will con- inue house calls for some of my Id patrons unable to leave their lomes." Winkler said he is to close his shop because it stands on leased round to be taken for a parking ot expansion for Midtown res- aurant, and he has found it im- practicle to relocate it. An old- :ime double frame dwelling at 706-8 Centrl, adjacent to the Winder shop is being razed in connection with the parking lot project. When he started at the barber trade in a shop at Brown and Pearl Streets in 1921, said Winkler, shops stayed open of evenings and a shave and a haircut could be lad for a total of 50 cents. Haircuts were 35 cents, shaves 15 cents. Now haircuts are $1.75 and shaves, $1.25. But changes have come in other ines as well as barbering, Winker suggested. "It seems unbelievable now, but I built my shop here on leased ground in 1933 the whole building deluding the plumbing cost a ittle less than $600," he told a lews reporter. "It's still a good ittle building, but no one seems nterestecl in taking it over and [ expect to move out and leave t." Winkler's hobby Small Fire Damage To Kitchen Wall Fire resulting from a loose copper tubing on a gas range damag- 3d a small area of wall behind the stove at the home of Join iiickey Jr., 1215 Central Ave. Friday afternoon, Firemen sale there was no other damage. Firemen answered seven othei minor alarms during the busy day. and he expects to is gardening have to have 10 problem in finding a use for leisure time that his planned change in activities will afford him, Pot of Beans Inflicts Cut on Woman's Foot It took four stitches to close a cut on the foot of Mrs. Jewell Cheatham of Wood River, who cut herself — on a pot of beans. Mrs. Cheatham, 43,, of 223 Penning Ave., was preparing lunch and went to the refrigerator for some items and knocked the bowl of beans off a shelf. The bowl broke as it struck her foot, making a deep cut. Mrs, Cheatham was treated at Alton Memorial Hospital and ther released, 2 Pistols Stolen Two pistols were reported stol en from the Wittels Sporting Goods I Store, 204, State St., shortly be fore 7:20 p.m. Friday. Kerner Vetoes Measure To Make Vagrancy Crime Judge's Son To Be Tried For Homicide NEW YORK (AP)—Gareth Martinis, son of a judge, must stand rial next month on a vehicular lomicide charge growing out of a .hree-car collision that took five ives. Martinis, 23, was indicted Friday by a Bronx grand jury. He vas released in $1,500 bail for rial Sept. 11. The indictment contained five counts: One for each person killed n the May 19 crash on the Henry Hudson Parkway in the Bronx The jury reached its decision Thursday night after hearing 48 witnesses in two days. Martinis, son of Criminal Court Judge Joseph A. Martinis, was cleared of criminal negligence in the accident after a five-minute deliberation by a panel of three iudges, colleagues of the young man's father. The case aroused a storm of jublic indignation. The only penalty thus far against Martinis for his part in :he accident has been revocation of his driver's license for 30 days. After his attorney posted bond Friday, Martinis told newsmen, 'When the truth is known, I shall >e cleared." Commented Dist. Atty. Isidore Dollinger: "We think the chances of conviction are very good." Gov. Otto Kerner Friday vetoed legislature bill which would nake vagrancy a crime, on the grounds that no purpose is served by branding vagrants as crim- nals and that frequent repeaters ill state correctional institutions. Under the present Illinois Crim- nal Code, adopted in 1961, vagrancy is a misdemeanor, punishable by a prison sentence of from 10 days to six months or by a fine of from $20 to ?100. Classed as a criminal offense, vagrancy would Library Adult Section to Be Closed a Week be punishable by a fine of not more than $100 or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both. Kerner said that before vagrancy was made a misdemeanor under a revision of the criminal code in 1961, it was classed as a :rime, and the law was used by many communities as a vehicle or periodically "rounding up the undesirables" of the town and ;entencing them, as vagrants, to i short term at the Illinois State Farm at Vandalia. "A num- Der of persons were repeatedly lentenced for the offense and re- returned to Vandalia," The Adult Department of the Hayner Public Library will b e closed the week of Aug. 19-24. Borrowed books due to be returned during that week may be returned 7 days later, the Library has announced. The Children's Department of the library, however, will remain open. When the Adult Department does reopen, it will be sporting a new floor of linoleum tile. Bookcases and reading tables will have been rearranged to take care of the expected influx of student users of the library, said David Earl Holt, librarian. "We are dreaming of a new library someday," he added, "but for now we are happy lo have improvements in the old one." Plans provide removal of the old linoleum flooring, laying of quarter-inch underlay of plywood or substitute, and the installing of a half-and-half pattern of a neutral shade of one-eighth inch tile. the the )eatedly le said. The Governor pointed out that 'The Illinois State Farm is not designed as a clinic or rehabilitation center for indigent ne'er- do-wells. It is a penal institution." "It is not fair to these persons to treat them as criminals," he said, and, noting the frequent repeaters, concluded that "Such treatment does not solve the social problem which their presence creates for the community." A vagrant is defined as one who 3egs, fails to support himself or iis family when he is "able" to obtain employment, is found on nore than one occasion in a gam- jling place, place of prostitution, or tavern when he has no lawful means of support and is able to obtain employment, or sleeps in an unoccupied building without lermission from the owner. Kerner filed his veto message with the Secretary of State because the General Assembly has I small animals with burning fur ilready adjourned, 'spread the flames, FINANCING IN WOOD RIVER ACROSS FROM POOL AND HIGH SCHOOL 10 SPECIAL COUPON CARROLBURGERS $ EVERYDAY $1.50 VALUE ANY NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL CARROLBURSERS JUST lOc EACH VALID Sat., Sun., AUK 3, 4 I* I I I I I I I I S 10 SPECIAL COUPON GOLDEN $ FRENCH FRIES EVERYDAY $1.20 VALUE ANY NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL GOLDEN FRIES JUST lOc EACH VALID Hut,, Sun., AUK 3, -1 6 SPECIAL COUPON TRIPLE THICK SHAKES 8 EVIRYDAY $1,20 VALUE ANY NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL TRIPLE THICK SHAKES JUST I5c EACH VAUU S»t., Sun., Au« S, 4 To Open Lincoln Trail SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-The official opening of the Illinois section of the Lincoln Heritage Trail will he celebrated tonight at Now Salem State Park. : Talks by Gov. Otto Kettler Of Illinois and Oov Matthew E< Welsh of Indiana plus a rcneact- ment of (he historic wrestling match in which young Abe Lincoln whipped a local bully will highlight the evening. The "trail" is a 993-mile highway route tracing the migration of the Thomas Lincoln family from Hodgenville, Ky., to Indiana and Illinois. It is marked by black and gold medallions showing a young, beardless Lincoln. Major points include the Lincoln Home and tomb in Springfield; the Vandalia, 111., State House; the statue of young Lincoln in New Salem State Park; the Lincoln log cabin in a state park south of Charleston, 111.; the grave of Lincoln's first sweetheart, Ann Rutledge, in Oakland cemetery, Petersburg, 111.; site of one of the famous Lincon-Douglas debates in Jonesboro, 111.; and Hodgenville, Ky. where Lincoln was born. Kerner proposed development of the trail in 1962 and said he expects it will draw 2.5 million visitors to Illinois in 1963> "In Illinois today," Kerner said, "425,000 jobs are directly due to tourist income. If our people and resources are used to fullest capacity, this figure can be more than doubled by 1973." Oklahoma Forest Fire UnderControl LAWTON, Ukla. (AP) — Fire which has raged across nearly 6,000 acres of range and forest land near Lawton for two days was reported under control today. Ft. Sill officials said one comparatively small area, along base of Mount Sheridan in Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, still was burning at dawn, but it is being contained. Ft. Sill troops manned bulldozers and helicopters through the night after the fire, believed under control Thursday, broke out again. The only injuries reported were to soldiers fighting the fire. One was hospitalized with a shoulder injury and two others were treated and released for minor injuries. Several ranchers in the reported livestock missing area and wildlife refuge officials said some deer and buffalo died in the fire. Two resort areas have been damaged, and the Holy City, site on an Easter sunrise pageant, was threatened for a time. About 1,850 troops from nearby Ft. Sill were sent to fight the blaze with bulldozers. Helicopters kept watch over the area as MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AUG. 5-6-7 ANY 3 GARMENTS CLEANED AND PRESSED TRY OUR QUALITY SHIRT SERVICE BOX STORAGE $ 2.99 PLUS REGULAR CLEANING CHARGE TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS: MONTICELLO PLAZA GODFREY, ILLINOIS EASTGATE PLAZA EAST ALTON, ILLINOIS COMPLETE EXPERT ALTERATIONS

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