Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 9, 1963 · Page 3
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Alton, Illinois
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Friday, August 9, 1963
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AUGUST 9, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGttAPtt Tag Day Saturday Will Outfit 70 Students Buying of 140 outfits of cliff, dfeh'a clolhlrig (two each for 70 children) Is part of n self-started program for 12 Alton Lndics of Charity of St. Joseph's Hospital. Since this must be done before the opening of school and the 12 anonymous women members of the organization view the project as n formidable undertaking, the members or friends of the organization plan,to take to the streets to raise money Saturday. This will be In the form of a "tug day," the first public effort to raise money by the organization which has been quietly operating In Alton and vicinity since 1961. While the organisation here Is approximately two years old, it is getting its feet on the ground, Internationally, the Ladies of Char- Hy, with headquarters In Paris, France, have been functioning since 1671. They have functioned without any special fanfare, since the whole Idea Is "to give of ourselves," one of the members explained Friday. To Those Who Need "Giving of ourselves," in the case of the Alton group, may consist of anything from handing over a half-gallon of milk, a loaf of bread and a couple packages ot frozen fish from the family larder to some individual or family that cannot receive relief through public or agency channels because of a holiday or weekend. It may mean giving away a pair of friend husband's pants or a pair of Little Maud's pajamas to somebody to has more urgent need of them at the moment than their owners. The members give of their own resources to such degree as they are able. They receive information about the needy through St. Joseph's Hospital, and have set up a system of receiving outside donations, as well, through the hospital. A basement room in a residence owned by the hospital is used as a work center and donated clothing is washed and mended there. Part of the equipment consists of an automatic washer donated by a physician who wanted to. get into the act too. Quick Turnover The group distributes furniture and other usable items, but this seldom gets to the work room, since the demand is so great that the members know exactly where to lake it when it is removed from the premises of the donor. The activities of the organization are highly personalized. They take ,care of babies whose mothers have to be hospitalized or happen to be ill at times (he father simply must be at work. They seek to assist on a permanent basis where and when they can. For example, one member said, an employed man with a family works every day and earns $65 a week in face of the fact that lib could receive $400 a month from public agencies. Members augment his pay and encourage him to persist. SORT CLOTHING FOR CHILDREN Unplaced iin Needed "We try to use judgment," one member said. "We've learned as we have gone along and we know, lor example, that each child on our list needs two school outfits — not three or four. That's because, in many cases, the children don't know how to take care of clothing and too much would be scattered about over floors, lost or discarded. Then, too, in the case of an alcoholic father, they might even be sold. Two outfits enables the child to wear one while the other is being • washed, We keep watch and replace them when they are needed." Incidentally, the group has attained sufficient status to be able to buy at wholesale prices, so the 140 school outfits needed Immediately will come at a lower figure than the average citizen. will-pay when he sets out to dress Johnny for the first grade. Even so, while the even dozen local members are willing to strain to the utmost, they feel a little stymied at the prospect of 140 sets of clothing, "We've got less than $50 In our treasury — that's the reason we are going to have this tag day," one of the members said. Shrine Club Outiiig Set Tuesday Evening Alton Shrine Club has schedul ed Us annual family outing and picnic for next Tuesday evening at the Torch Club grounds, beginning at 5:30 p.m. A potluojs dinner is to be served at 6:00 p.m. A short business meeting will be lollowed by games, sports, dancing «n<J other activities. p, FALSE TEETH Rock, SIM* t»r Slip? FABTEETH, »o U»prov»(} powder ,i«£ Members of Ladies of Charity of St. Joseph's Hospital sort clothing in their work room, the. basement of a residence which is part of the hospital property. On GOP Ticket Peoria Man Announces He Will Run for Lt. Governor PEORIA, III., (Special) John •I. Altorfer, prominent Peoria businessman tonight announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor jefore a group of Republican eaders from the 18th Congressional District and Peoria County Officials. Earlier in the evening, Altorfer received the unanimous endorsement from the leaders of ill seven counties comprising the 18th District. Altorfer served as the Downstale Chairman for the United Republi- :an Fund in 1960 and 1961, and is presently a Director of the URF. He has played an active role in Republican activities since ils release from the Navy in L946. He is currently serving his second year as elected Director of the Peoria Park Board. In addition to his record of outstanding success as a businessman, Aliorfer is intensely interested in Illinois agriculture. He owns its own grain farm in Peoria County, which he has been developing for the past eight years. He serves on the Boards of Directors for eleven different businesses; is an elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Peoria; a Trustee of Mac-Murray College in Jacksonville; a member of St. Francis Hospital Advisory Board; lias served two terms as President of the Peoria Association of Commerce; and has taken an active role of leadership in' a multitude of civic associations. Buys Ago Ideal In announcing his candidacy, Altorfer pointed to his age, 43, as Antique Auto Owners 9 Outing, To Be Saturday Alton Antique Auto Assn, will hold its first annual family out- Ing and picnic Saturday evening at Onlzed Club grounds. Beginning at 6 p.m., pot-luck dinner will be served, Members and their families will drive their restored antique and classic cars to the picnic area where they will be on display, The newly-formed Alton club's membership consists of owners and restorers of vintage,, an tlque, classic and special interest automobiles, and also those just interested In Hie hobby. • ZOYSIA- SOD AND PLUGS Per a Beawtlful Lawn NOW AVAILABLE AT Home Nursery - r w being ideal for the office he seeks. 'The office of Lieutenant Governor has been too long a six month job," Altorfer stated. "The Lieutenant Governor has the important task of presiding over the State Legislature for six months every two years. In addition to fulfulling that important responsibility to the Legislators, it is my firm conviction that the State of Illinois can be better served by a full time Lieutenant Governor.' 1 "If elecled," Altorfer said, "I propose to devote myself under a Republican Governor, to the responsibility of bringing needed business and industry into Illinois in order to provide more jobs and more payrolls." Altorfer stated his second objective would be to establish the identity of Illinois as a tourist and educational attraction. His background on the Peoria Park Board gives him strong qualifications for this effort. He pointed to the great size • of Illinois, and the impossible task facing the Governor of the State in physically covering the State. A pilot for 17 years, he intends to use his flying experience to lend rapid direction to the policies of thi : Governor. Cites Full-Time Need Altorfer continued, "The problems confronting the Governor are of such grave proportions that ie should find his greatest assistance in a full-time, hard working Lieutenant Governor. I in tend to be just that." Altorfer stated that all threi announced candidates for the ol fice of Governor are highly quali fied men and any one of then- would give the State better direc tion than it presently receives Mo matter which of the three is elected, Aliorfer believes the Broadening of the duties of Lieu tenant Governor as a means o ;iving the Governor more effec live extension of his policies wil serve the Stale as it should be served. Altorfer, a life-long resident of Peoria, is married and has three daughters. They reside in Edge- wild, a subdivision Altorfer himself helped to develop. INVESTIGATE Millers' Mutual AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE Wore Protection at a Cost No Membership Fee JERRY LAMAR East Alton- Wood River Phone 864-0082 MILLERS' MUTUAL WURANGB AUTO * HQMI lUflNifi Radiator h Stolen Off Of His Car An Alton man reported, to po- Ice today the theft of a radiator ff his car when H was parked n front of his home Thursday Ight. Francis W. Martin, 1139 Brown 31., told police he heard a car itop In front of his home at 10:30 liursday night and then drive in after a few minutes. This morning Martin discovered the radiator missing. Martin said, "It was an old one — full of bugs." State Reports Cities' Share Of Sales Tax City sales tax collected in April on' March tax liability in the Tele- :raph circulation area was shown on a release today by the Illinois Information Service. The tax figures from 24 communities are indicators of comparative volume of business dur- ng the month: Alton, $30,062; Bethalto, $997; Brighton, $557; Bunker Hill, $1,001; Carlinville, $4,960; Carroll- on, $2,606; East Alton, $6,684; Idwardsville, $8,542; Fieldon, $62; lien Carbon, $136; Grafton, $245; Greenfield, $1,547; Hardin, $1,362; Hartford, $527; Jerseyville, 6,457; Kampsville, $249; Kane, $138; Medora, $245; Rockbridge, $36; Roxana, $776; Shipman, $256; White Hal], $1,795; Wood River, $9,069; Worden, $255. Concurrently, the area counties' share of the sales tax for March s shown: Calhoun, $497; Greene, $528; Jersey, $1,030; Macoupin,'$2,223; Madison, $16,199. Elsah Bluffs Unit To Meet Aug. 23 ELSAH — Elsah Bluffs Unit of Jersey County Homemakers Association will meet at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the Methodist Hall. Mefbers of the girls' 4-H Club will be guests. An executive board meeting is set for Aug. 16 at the home of Mrs. Louise Hawkins on the Principia Cam Laclede, Union Sign Pact Members of Local 3643 of the United Steelworkers of America at the Alton Plant of Laclede Steel Co. Thursday unamiously approved a contract which calls for 13-week paid vacation on a senority basis. The pact is the same as the agreement worked out between 11 basic steel industries and the international union last spring. Charles Rogers, president of Local 3643, said the pact covers both Ihe Alton and Madison plants and did not call for an increase in wages. The everage hourly steelworker wage is $3.70 an hour. There are 2,600 steclworkers at the Alton plant and GOO at the Madison plant. Rodgers said 1,600 employes of both plants will be eligible for the 13-week paid vacation which is compulsory. The vacations will start Jan. 31, 1964 and extend for five years with 320 men taking the vacations each year. The vacations will be taken on a seniority basis with a man having approximately 13-years of service being the cut off line to be eligible for the plan. An additional 1,600 employes of lower seniority would get an extra week of vacation for three of the five years. The old contract expired Sept. 1, 1964, but the new pact was extended 10 months until June 30, 1965. Rogers said the financing of the new pact is provided by the company contributing 12'/2 cents for each, man hour worked. Rogers said the new pact would create more than 5000 additional jobs in the industry. The new contract also calls for increased health and hospital benefits, increased life insurance coverage and a $10 per week in crease in pay for workers off work due to sickness. Piasa Indians To Sponsor Car Wash Saturday The color guard of the Piasa ndians baton drill team will spon- 5 or a car wash at Friedline's Service station in Godfrey Saturday. The group will wash cars from S a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from the wash will be used to defray costs of a trip to the Illinois State Fair Sunday, where the drill team will perform. Canadian Refinery Manager To Succeed Merkus at Shell pus. Service Award A. 0. HOGGE P, J, MERKUS At Edivardsville Slumber Party Is Real Blast A. C. Hogge, manage!* of Montreal Refinery ot Shell Oil Co 6J Canada, Ltd, a one-time chemist in charge of Shell Oil Co. experimental laboratory at Wood River, has been appointed manager of the Wood Rfver refinery. A statement announcing Hogge's return to Shell Oil Co., also announced that P.. Ji MerkUs, now Wood River refinery plant mail- ager, has been appointed general manager of Shell's refineries, effective Sept. 1. Hogge holds a bachelor's de» grce In chemical engineering from Rice Institute. He joined Shell Oil Co. in 1936 as a chemist at the Narco refinery laboratory. He was at the Wood River refinery from 1944 to 1947 as chemist in charge of the experimental laboratory, then went to the Houston refinery as chief research chemist. He became chief technologist at the Wood River refinery in 1953 and process superintendent in 1955. He joined Shell Oil Co. of Canada in 1956. Pastime Club Meets at Eldrecl EDWARDSVILLE - Darcy Randall, teen-age daughter of S1U architect John Randall, had a slumber party Thursday evening for her fellow Edwardsville High Schcral cheerleaders at the Randall home, off Rte. 112—and it was a "blast". Mrs. Randal) told the Telegraph this morning that the girls had received permission from the Blackmore family, now vacationing in Michigan, to swim ELSAH — Jesse D. Farmer, retired employe of Shell Oil Co., received a 25-year diamond service pin and an anniversary clock from the company this week. year. Attend Reunion ELSAH — Mr. and Mrs. John Barnal and son, Michael, have returned from St. James, Mo., where they attended a family reunion. Haitian Exile Forces Fighting in Hills SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Haitian exiles who invaded Haiti reportedly have taken to the hills to wage guerrilla warfare against the government of President Francois Duavlier. Reports from Port au Prince, the Haitian capital, indicated the drive which exile spokesmen had said the invaders were making across northern Haiti had fizzled or been dispersed by Duvalier's forces. Leaves for Job As Writer in Ag Department Sebastian Filippone, Telegraph staff writer, left for Washington D.C. Thursday where he will join the Department of Agriculture as a writer. Filippone was an employe of the Telegraph for the past 10 years. Filippone will handle news releases on the latest developments from the agriculture experimental stations and new processes developed. John Stetson, Telegraph Wooc River Bureau Chief, will move to the Alton office to replace Filippone. Robert Ryffel, now at the Wood River Bureau, will taki over as Wood River Bureai chief. William Matheus, 36, a gradu ate of the University of Missou ri Journalism School, will joi; the Telegraph staff at Wooi River. He will cover East Alton news events. uring the evening on the Blackmore farm and were there when le Propellex explosion oc- urred. Following the blast, the landalls drove immediately to lie Blackmore farm to get the iris. The Randall home was only lightly damaged by the blast, he said. A small amount of lass breakage and a door lock vas blown out. The Joseph Blackmore resi- ence had a number of windows )lown out, including a large jlate glass picture window. A mailer home on the Blackmore iropert.y, occupied by the Joel fan Stee family, had no glass ireakage, probably because they lad windows open 'on both sides f the house, but curtain rods vere twisted and cupboard doors lew open when the explosion ccurred. Reports this morning indicated hat the senior Van Stee home, nearest house in the area to the 3 ropellex plant was the most se- iously damaged home in the immediate area. The house frame s buckled, wooden doors broken in half and glass was blown A. ... Start with these sale priced pieces Cuilom Room Win Unlu |lr« jo.r room > bulll'ln look lor 1«H Ibin tbt prlci. And now, tbl, TMiulU |roop ii ,il« prltid... lo tatrodit* >ou lo Elhin AlUn. H»« roo IM juit fito viji lh»jr fit tldi by ildt, (ill forncn, climb wulk tmli gulnl, b««lllal >tori|« Dit CUMOOI Room 1'lin Unll, la inr |I» or ibipi room lo mil jnt ipeclfic dctorillni ind iloti|« mtdi, A fur ill, tbil'i whrt lh«( «r«ro diil|nid lor. S«i lh«i ipetlillgr pritfd plitn (ind »ll Iki oib»r unlli, loo) lod»y, Y«ti1| to |lid M« did. lO'Sbullw poorCiblnu through the fireplace into the citchen. The Van Stees are in Colorado. Residents of Highland anc nurses and patients at St. Jo seph's Hospital there felt the tremor and unconfirmed report this morning indicated glass breakage at Marine, about 10 miles east of Edwardsville. Immediately after the explosion, the customary crowd of curiosity-seekers, following fire trucks to the Propellex site, created the usual traffic jams. ELDRED — The Pastime club met Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Dean Bushnell. Mrs. Max Brannan read in the absence of Mrs. William Brannan. A donation was made to the cancer fund. The next meeting will be Sept. 4 at the home of Mrs. W. Brannan. Enlists in Navy ELDRED — Karl Dean Smith son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Smith, has re-onlisted for two years in the Navy. Smith served four years and was discharged last December, having spent the past six months at his home here. He vvas employed at McDonnel Aircraft in St. Louis. He left Monday for San Diego, Calif. Eldred Notes ELDRED — The Rev. and Mrs. Earl Kelly of Lewis, Iowa, spent Monday night and Tuesday with Mrs. Robert Ray. Donna Gowin of Otterville and Judy Duncan of Manchester are spending this week with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lesie Flatt. Mr. and Mrs. Gale Staples entertained Wednesday evening honoring their daughter, Beverly, on he 12Hi birthday. TOOL RENTAL Sales and Service EXPERT SMALL, ENGINE REPAIR THE WORKSHOP Godfrey Ph. 466-0456 GODFREY ROAD '4-Mile North ot the Flrehouse OVERSEAS PEUVERY AVAILABLE (jj) 11*1 VOL P1WOJS8 FOB ABOVJS 88,76, (i,— 51,75, H.^89,75, 1, , B.— 88.76, 0—70.76, D.--79.76, ».*~84.70, J>V- 00,70, J,"-M.OQ, K.—J88.60, U— 803.50, Bl— 368.80, N,— m.M, 4TH fr PIASA HO 5-7777 Do you have the right kind of wife for it? Con your wife bake her own bread? 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