Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 17, 1963 · Page 3
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, August 17, 1963
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SAWfcBAV, AUGUST It, Elgin Site of the New 2nd Appellate District Ity TOM Telegraph r' SPRINGFIELD - Selection of Elgin ns the site of the new Second Appellate District courthouse now completes one phnse of rcorganlzntlon of judicial reform, since all other existing appellate courthouses will serve In the realigned districts, In the First Appellate District (Cook County), the courthouse will be, as It lias been, In Chicago. In the Second Appellate District, the site WHS announced as Elgin by Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Soll'isburg of Aurora, Tn the Third Appellate District, former site of the old Second Appellate District courthouse—Ottawa—will now serve this extensively changed district. In the Fourth Appellate District, the courthouse will be in Springfield, whore if formerly served the old Third Appellate District. In the Fifth Appellate District, the courthouse will bo In Ml. Vernon—site of the courthouse which served the old Fourth Appellate Dish-id. 24 To Bit Klcu'lcil Twenty-four judges will be elected to the appellate court benches, 24 of whom will be elected from and serve in the First: District. The remainder of the districts will elect three judges who will serve full-time in their district. The approval given in 1962 by Illinois voters to the Blue Ballot proposal for amending the stale constitution Judicial Article also specifies thai: the five Appellate Court Districts will serve as Ihe five Supreme Court districts too. For Ihe Supreme Court, the First District will elect three judges and each of the four remaining districts will elect one judge. Although the counties were listed by names in a folder given voters to explain what they were balloting on in the Blue Ballot amendment last year, there arc Indications that most Illinois residents do not know the new lineup of the state's five judicial districts which will be formally established as of Jan. 1, 1964. This lack of knowledge was reflected, for instance, in much of the mail that many legislators received in the last session. It is also reflected in the many queries forwarded to news me- dia in the capital. Counties in Districts So, for explanatory purposes then, these are the counties in each of the five new judicial districts : First—Cook County. Second—Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Carroll, Ogle, Lee, Winnc- bago, Boone, McHenry, Lake, DeKalb, Kane, Kendall and DuPage. Third —Mercer, Rock Island, Whiteside, Henry, Bureau, LaSalle, Grundy, Stark, Putnam, Marshall, Peoria, Tazewell, Will, Kankakee, Iroquois, Henderson, Warren, Knox, Fulton, McDonough and Hancock. Fourth — Adams, Pike, Calhoun, Schuyler, Brown, Cass, Mason, Menard, Morgan, Scott, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Sangamon, Logan, McLean, Woodford, Livingston, Ford, DeWitt, Macon, Piatt, Moullrie, Champaign, Douglas, Vermilion, Ed- gar, Coles, Cumberland and Clark. Fifth—All counties south of the Fourth Judicial District: On May 13, Gov. Otto Kerncr signed into law, a bill which slalulorially established these districts. Some State Pay Checks to Be Late SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)—Major payrolls of the Department ol Mental Health for the period ending July 31 may be a few days late, the office of State Auditoi Michael Howlett said today. Pay warrants for employes of the Chicago State, Manteno, Kankakee, and Elgin state hospitals normally would have been released by the auditor last Thurs day. But the data on which the payrolls are based was late, the office said. Around Springfield Hot Politics Are Early This Year Hy TOM LOFTUS Telegraph Our respondent SPRINGFIKLD, 111. (Special) —Political days at the Illinois State Fair this year sounded more political than usual for a time when general elections are more than a year away. Republicans who convened first, heard Kansas Gov, John Anderson Jr. outline a trend nwny from state sovereignty and toward centralization of power and authority In a federal government. Gov. Anderson, in a press conference prior to his speech, told newsmen h o thought "civil rights" would be one of the biggest, If not the biggest issue In the 1964 presidential campaign. Lambasted Kornor Republican speakers then lambasted Gov. Otto Kerner for what they said was his dilatory attitude in signing bills, and, his alleged Improper presentation of the budgetary and fiscal record, . and because of his veto of a Republlcan-spon- ' sored bill for reapportionment ' of state representative districts 'Next day, when the Democrats convened — and Incident, ally, it also happened to be Gov. Kerner's birthday — the Governor had his say. He charged a group of Senate Republicans with ''government by anger" In cutting the approp- intions for the state's Board of Economic Development, and the Human Relations Commission. He said their opposition has not halted ", . . progress in Illinois, only thrown stumbling blocks In the way." Between 2,500 and 3,000 were at the fair for Republican Day; between 7,500 and 10,000 were present for Democratic Day. These were the estimates made by Springifeld police. KunuiiiK Lato Mid-monthly payrolls for the Department of Mental Health were running three and four clays late because the warrants from which the qhecks are made in the state auditor's office, did not arrive In the audit, or's office until Aug. 15. The trouble, It developed, centered around an automatic computing machine In the mental health department which had gone haywire. Or, as an official in the auditor's office said. "The machine had a nervous breakdown. They say this machine is almost human. Maybe we can put It on a couch and, call in a psychiatrist then." One example of the malfunction: A bill to be paid for a FINANCING FURNITURE and APPLIANCE arbor's service, computed by he machine, turned out a check or $2,600, It had skipped two igits before inserting a decimal oint. Paychecks for Chicago State, lanteno, Kankakee and Elgin State Hospitals were late, as a esult, Two Issues Opinions delivered by Attorn- iy General William Clark touch in two issues of rather general merest. One said a county could ex- end a 25-cent per capita tax over Its maximum general cor jorale rate without a referendum for civil defense purposes This was in answer to a question from Pike County State's At- orney Brlce Irving. Another said a school boarc can not legally employ anyone for a financial consideration to stage a campaign in behalf of a proposed bond issue, This was n answer to ft question from Saline County State's Attorney Robert V. Wilson. Open Sunday fill Day/ FltlSSII COUNTRY EGGS IK,/.. 29c Grmle A Small MICHIGAN PEACHES . . 49c Pock Basket NEW APPLES 39c Vi Pcolt Banket RED POTATOES 25 £ 99c BROADWAY & P'N DRIVE-IN PflODUOE MARffiT 8819 itit ircffdwey Bind and Rob Driver Of Tanker WOOD RIVER.—A truck driver or American Oil Co,, was bound, figged, und robbed of $100 in ash and $2,000 in gasoline pay- nent checks at a service station 10H2 South Florissant Road St. Louis County early Friday lorning. The victim was J. Thomas 'urcell, 59, of 826 Ferguson Ave According to St. Louis County olice, the victim was found by "'erguson Patrolman Bruce Pa- hall as Purcell walked from chind the station al. 3:30 a.m riday, with his hands tied be ind his back and gagged with is cup. Purcell told police that he acl been held up by two armcci men. Two arrested later are eld as suspects. While the officer was report- ig the robbery another robbery earby was under way. A serv- x station attendant, Vincent 'lemmcr, about two blocks way, was held up by an armed lan who look $75 and a roll f postage stamps, along with :iemmer's trousers and fled. Police Sgt. Herbert Lonny saw ic man in the second robbery eave the station and start to- vard a car, parked two blocks iway. When the thief saw the quad car, he .lumped a fence and fled across a field toward he car. The officer radioed or help. Meanwhile the auto sped away, ot long afterward, however, the driver apparently became con- used and came back to the 'icinity of the second holdup, where he was arrested by Police Maj. Edward Bray. A loaded revolver and the ihecks stolen from Purcell were ound in the car, police said. Arrested was Tommie Nelson Brown, 23, of the 5800 block of Terry Avenue. Brown admitted taking part in the two holdups and named Richard L. Wright, 23, of the 5300 block of Cabanne Avenue as his accomplice. , Wright was arrested by Pagedale Patrolman John Husky at ,ucas Hunt and St. Charles Rock ^oad. The postage stamps and cash taken in the second holdup vere found on him, police said. Wright denied participating in he two robberies. Warrants have been issued igainst the two men charging hem with first degree robbery. 2 From Edwardsville Admitted to Hospital EDWARDSVILLE. — Two area esidents were admitted Friday o St. Joseph's Hospital, High- and, and one patient dismissed. Admitted: Mrs. Norma Din- 'iddie, 121 Springer; Mrs. Milred Albrechl, 1712 N. Main St. Robert Towell, 411 W. Fourth I., was dismissed. FINDS RIVER RELIC William 'Red' O'Flaherty pulled what he thinks might be part of an ancient bucket dredge out of the Mississippi a few miles upstream from Alton Thursday. The hand-tempered steel chunk is caught in a mass of concrete, which O'Flaherty thinks might be quite old, too. These bucket dredges were first used about 1790. Annual Block Party Edwards Street Event Is Set for Sunday, Sept. 1 Residents of westerly section oi Edwards Street and Hebner Drive are busy with plans for the neighborhood's annual block party foi 150 residents, which has been set for the evening of Sunday, Sept. 1 W. A. Taylor of 2209 Edwards St., the general chairman of the event, has arranged through Mayor P. W. Day and Police Chief John M. Heafner for closing Ed wards Street to traffic between Jersey and Runyan from 5:30 p m. to midnight. The party this year, said Chairman Taylor, will start off with an ice cream and hot dog social anc there will be a dessert table to which those attending will con tribute various delicacies. Children of the areas, as in the past, will provide an early evening entertainment, and are al ready preparing and rehearsing skits and songs. Dancing on the street pavement, near Jersey, will top off the evening. Committees have been named to arrange the various features. The Edwards block party dates jack about 15 years and has become almost traditional. Pakistan Wants Hot Line to Nehru's Office KARACHI—Pakistan's external affairs minister recently said :hat: India and Pakistan should liave a "hot line" similar to the one agreeed to between America and the Soviel Union. 40 Alton State Vets Will Be Transferred Alton State Hospital official have completed plans for thi transfer of about 40 mal patients to the Danville Vet erans Hospital. All have servei in the armed forces. The first contingent of patient will be taken to Danville Mon day. The rest will be removec at intervals over a three-wee] period. The Danville institution is a psychiatric unit of the Veterans Administration. Newly acquired space there prompted the action. The transfers will alleviate a much overcrowded situation at the local state hospital. Splinter Removed In Alton Hospital A splinter in 8-year-old Sandra Waide's derrier was removed Friday at Alton Memorial Hospital. Sandra, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Waide of 144 Blair St., Cottage Hills, had attempted o adjust her position on a teeter- oter by sliding backward on the seat. The splinter interrupted ler effort. 2 of Area Study Big Computer Two area high .school students re among 44 who next Friday /ill complete a four-work summer nafhemalifs program sponsored y St. Louis University and 0V ^fional Science Foundation. The program began June 2!) and vill end with award exorcises for tie Slllflfllls. Attending from the Telegraph irmi are Robert Leonard Flavin, 18 Wyss Avo., Alton, and Miss Jnda Francos Killam, 877 E. Loona Avo., Wood Rivrr. Sttidonts iiro working with computers in Iho J;ime.s Honry Yalrm •Scientific Computing Conlor at the- nivorsity. Tho Contor is built round an IBM 1620 high spood ledronic da'a processing eomput T. Other segments of Iho course nclude lectures, laboratory work- hops, special projects and field rips to computer laboratories of icvoral major St. Louis compan- os. Dr. Francis Regan, director ol he university's mathematics de- jartment, is conducting the 'Foundations of Mathematics" phase of the course, and Dr. John Andrews, associate professor of nathematies, is teaching "Funda- nentals of Numerical Analysis." Classes meet from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The high school students were lominaled by their principals and nathematies teachers and selected on the basis of a competitive esl. This is the fourth consecu- ive year the National Science foundation has sponsored the en- ichment course for high school students who have excelled in the ludy of math through their junior year. Alton's July Fire Loss Is Halfofl962's The fire loss for the month $10,414 for July is less than half of the loss registered a year ago in July. Warren Grable, Alton fire chief, reported today. Last July's total was 521,015. Although firemen had answered 69 more calls in 7 months of this year, the total loss as of July 31 ($69,370.25) is well undei the $145,505 loss registered in seven months of 1962. Grable said the department answered a total of 44 alarms in July, with 11 alarms for automobiles leading the list. One death from a fire was reported in July. George Russell Riley suffocated at 609 Porter St. on July 11. Child's Foot Caught In Automatic Door Gregory Springman, 3, caught Ills foot in the automatic door of a North Alton store Friday night. Gregory, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Springman, 31 Arrowhead, Godfrey, was walking through the door when it closed on his fool. He was treated at Alton Memor- al Hospital for abrasions to his foot. SUNDAY SPECIALS BACK TO SCHOOL MONDAY, TUESDAY WEDNESDAY AUG. 19-20-21 ONLY! GARMENTS CLEANED AND PRESSED SUEDES AND FORMALS NOT INCLUDED CLEANERS TOP QUALITY SHIRT SERVICE TRY IT AND SHIS I ALTERATIONS! 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