Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 23, 1963 · Page 3
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Alton, Illinois
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Friday, August 23, 1963
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 33, 1W3 After Long Campaign ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAdis County Audit Law Signed A Hew County Auditing Law, providing for mandatory annual nudlts of county governments by authorized public rtccounlanls, has been signed by Governor Kerner. Enactment of the new legislation followed a campaign of more than 1V4 years started when Michael J.. Hewlett, stale auditor of public accounts, suggested it In a speech at Centralla. The law now will require counties of 10,000 to 50,000 population to have all county funds and accounts audited by authorized public accountants after the close of each fiscal year. • Audit reports must conform with accepted accounting principles, and will bo filed with the county clerk and with Hewlett's office for public Inspection. The clerk of the county board must furnish a .copy of the audit report to anyone who requests it and pays a fee for 11. The fee shall be set by the board, and may not exceed $15. "Enactment of a county auditing law is a step toward tin eventual public moneys accounting code for all local governments in Illinois," said Hewlett. "Illinois has had a municipal audit law since 1953, and a school district audit law since 1961. The advantages to the taxpayers which have resulted from these laws will now be extended to county governments, Local government is big business In Illinois, the auditor said, and is four time as big a stale government. There are more local governments in Illinois than in any other slate in the Union. Howlctl continued: "The U.S. Census Bureau found total payrolls of Illinois' state government in October, 1961, were $26,847,000, but payrolls of local governments in Illinois in the s a m e month were $104,591,000. "Stale government is audited tighlly, by law. Municipalities, school districts and most counties will now be audited, by law, by authorized public accountants, but the 1,433 townships and 2,126 special districts in the stale are nol required, lo meet such standards. "New special districts arc sprouting in Illinois like mushrooms. We have a local government now lor every 1,562 people, and 5,388 of our 6,452 local governments have the power to tax property." POLICE IN ACTION Donald Walker, 54, (at right in photo above), an ex-convict charged with two Alton armed robberies, was in the hands of Alton Police Thursday after being apprehended at Springfield. Walker is a suspect in the holdup of Rain & Rain Food Market at 2521 State St., of $1,000 on Feb. 9 and National Food Store in North Alton of $4,000 on June 25. In upper photo Alton Police Lt. Frank Schmidt holds envelope containing contents of Walker's pockets. In picture at upper right, Alton Patrolman Ronald Dooley fingerprints the suspect. Sgt. John Light, at right, who returned Walker to Alton, examines pistol and ammunition taken from Walker when he was apprehended. Walker waived preliminary hearing today and was bound over to the grand jury and is being held in lieu of $20,000 bond on two counts. Firemen Put Out Fire in Railroad Car The Alton Fire Department quelled a blaze in a railroad freight car at the Hymnn-Mlchaels Co. at 5:50 p.m. Thursday. The freight car was being readied for dismantling when the fire broke out. The fire department was also called to a brush fire at 3310 Oakwood Avenue at 2:15 p.m. Thursday. There was no damage. Dr. Headley Moving to U. of Maine Dr. Herrold E. Hoadloy, associate professor of the Southern Illinois University music department and organizer and conductor of the Soulhweslernlllinois Chor- of the Southwestern Illinois Chor- head of the University of Main's music department this fall. Headley already has sold his home, 240 W. Elm St., to Dr. Frank E. Bemis, and will give him possession Sept. 1. He reported the Maine state legislature recently appropriated $210,000 for construction of a new music building at the university campus. Coming here as an SIU music faculty member, Headley lost no time in organizing the Chorophon- ic Society, a large choral group of over 200 members which has presented outstanding works since its initial season. It has filled repeat engagements with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on its regular series concerts, and was engaged to join it in a repetition of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony during the com- ng season. < The chorus also has been a egular cooperating element with he Alton Civic Orchestra in pre- enting major chorus works for oca! audiences. Highland Woman Chairman Of Cancer Society Board Mrs. Frederick Hahheggar of] Highland WHS ploctrd chairman of Ihe board of thn American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, Madison lounty Chapter, at a Thursday dinner meeting al Skaggs Steak House in Wotxl River. Re-elected as vice-chairmen were Dr. Irvin Rlumfield and Dr. B. A. Donnelly, both of Alton; Dr. David Friedman, Granite City; Miss Eulalia Hotz, Edwardsville; Mrs. J. D. Patton of Collinsville, secretary; and John C. Fallon of Alton, treasurer. Directors elected for two years are Eugene K. Elfgen, Dr. Edward K. DuVivier, and Richard Shaikewitz, all of Alton; C. H. Tible, Godfrey; and Miss Evelyn Bowles, Edwardsville. Re-elected to the board were Dr. Donald S. Bottom, Dr. B. A. Donnelly, Roland Griffith, Henry Halley, Paul Slobbs, Mrs. C. Page Xylor, 'ill of Alton; James A. kVisnman, East Alton; Miss Eualia Ilotz, Edwfirtlsville; Mrs. luhnrt P. Lory, and Mrs. Hnb- beggar, both of Highland; David '"Hodman, Granite Ctiy; and Ce- •elia Hellrung, Ellsworth Wilson, ind Robert Richards. Serving on tho board until 19(M ire Dr. Irvin H. Blumfiold, Dr. (\bron A. Grandin, Dr. Richard L. ji-oss, Dr. John H. Kookor, Dr. E. J. Kinney, Dr. D. M. Roberts, John C. Fallen, Miss Kathleen May Appoint Lake Commission Soon Hy TOM LOFTUS Telegraph Correspondent SPRINGFIELD, 111. — Appoint- menl of the 10 members lo be named by Gov. Otto Kerner to the newly created Horseshoe Lake Commission will be made soon, it was indicated today by the governor's staff. The bill establishing Ihe commission, which Ihe governor signed into law, also places the six state representative from the Madison-St. Clair County area and Stale Sens. Alan J. Dixon, (D-Belleville), and Paul Simon, (D-Troy), on Ihe commission. Investigate Need The commission's job will be to investigate Ihe extent of necessary recreational facilities, the probable number of people who would use the facilities, the feasibility of making Ihe area a state park and the probable cost of the development. Some consideration will be given lo former members of the initial commission, ,crj2uted May 25, 1955, which made a survey and filed its findings with Ihe General Assembly, it was indicated. That initial commission was headed by Henry D, Karandjcff, Granite City banker. That commission filed its report with the General Assembly in 1957, listing among Its recommendations; A 7,773-ucre state park which would include all of Horseshoe Lake and which would cost $3,504,350, or A 3,773-acre park which would also include all of the lake, which would cost $3,104,350. ; No Appropriation The bill which Gov. Kernel- signed into law, does not carry any appropriation. It was introduced by State Rep. Lloyd "Curly" Harris, (D-Granite Cily), on March 18, -this year. Co-sponsors were Slate Reps. Ralph T. Smith, (R-Alton), Ihe majority whip in Ihe House; Leland J. Kennedy, (D-Alton), and James D. Holloway, (D-Sparta). At the time he presented the bill, Harris said the commission would probably pat its own expenses. In lOSS, $400,000 was appropri aled for land acquisition for the project, but that appropriation was frozen by former Gov. William G. Stralton. Later, Stratton released $100,000 of that appropriation, but none of that money was used because land owners refused Jo sell. The area proposed for the state park, and which is one of the basic phases which the new commission's investigation will pivot upon, is in both Madison and St. Clair Counties. It is near Granite City, East St. Louis, Collinsville and Edwardsvillc, and is about 15 miles from Belleville and 20 miles from Alton. TOOL RENTAL Sales and Service EXPERT SMALL ENGINE REPAIR THE WORKSHOP Godfrey Ph. 400-0466 GODFREY ROAU >/«-Mllo North ot the Flreluume FREE CHECKING ACCOUNT SERVICES ON PERSONAL CHECKS FOR PERSONS OVER AQE 66! ASK ABOUT OUR NEW Senior Citizens Checking Account Just nay us a visit . . . bring In any Identification 'or proof of age to qualify for put' fast, efficient checking account service FRJSJ3 to you! Your account Is insured up tp SlO.QOQ when you bank with ua! GODFREY STATE BANK &{QNT10J9J4X) I'MZA Member FtDJ.P. I'll. 488.8448 Alton School Enrollment to Top 11,800 Enrollment in Alton school sys- lem will top 11,800 students Sept. I when schools open, school administrators predict. This represents an increase of 300 students over last year, they ;aid. A yearly increase of about 300 students the past two years has filled the 18 classrooms that were vacant in the school system. School administrators have long predict-1 minislrators predict. They urg ed that this year's enrollment parents and others to visit school would fill the rooms, which it apparently will. A bond issue seeking funds for additional classrooms and an addition lo the high school will be voted on Oct. 22 by Alton residents. Enrollment per classroom will average 32 students this fall, acl- in September to observe condi lions for themselves. 'oreign Capital Wanted TRIPOLI—A Libyan firm will go nlo the cement business if foreign apital can be found. Gorman, Charles B. Neudecknr and Mrs. Glenn Pruiclt, fill of Alton. Others on the hoard until 1964 are Mrs. J. D. Patton and Mn. George Amhrositis both of Collinsville; Mrs. Mary Clayton, Edwardsville. A. W. Lessner, chairman of lht? Madison County chapter nlso announced that a total of $20,530 llus hron contributed to the inii.l Cnn- cer Crusade to date by Madison County residents. 10 Area Intersections To Get New Stop Lights Shoplifter Is Working Off His Fine A 39-year-old Bethalto man Is working off his fine loday after pleading guilty to the charge ol shoplifting. Robert P. Wilson, 39, Rte. 1, Bethalto was arrected at noon Thursday in the Tri-City Grocery store at 300 Belle St., Alton and charged with shoplifting a package of cookies and anolher of candy bars. Wilson pleaded guilty to the charge before George Roberts, Alton police magistrate, today and was fined $33. Wilson, unable to pay the fine, agreed to work six days around the jail. Mrs. Mary Roberts In Grand American VANDALIA, Ohio Iff) — Scores today in the Grand American Trapshoot included 95 each by Mrs. Mary E. Roberts of Alton, and Mary Helen Crabbe of Springfield. SPRINGFIELD, III., fSppciall- Ten intersections in the Alton area soon will bo getting modernized traffic controls, the Illinois Department of Public Works and Buildings announced today. Bids for the modernization jobs were opened here- Monday and low bidder for the work was R. Dron Electric Co. Inc., of Granite City with a bid of $22,210.33. The intersections are: Cottage Hills road and Airline drive; Illinois 111 and Illinois 140 in Bethalto; Illinois 111 and Illinois 140 in Alton; Illinois 111 and Alby St. in Alton; Alternate U.S. 67 and III. 159 in East Alton; Illinois 111 and Illinois 159 in Wood River; Illinois 111 and Washington Avenue in Alton; U.S. 67 and Illinois 100 in Alton; U.S. 67 and Illinois 111, and Airline drive and airport road. All are in Madison County. In other bidding an East St. Louis firm, Alpha Asphalt Co. was low with a figure of $183,670.85 for various bituminous concrete resurfacing jobs on roads in Madison, St. Clair, Macoupln, Clinton, Perry, Montgomery and Washington Counties. I WE DO OUR OWN FINANCING AT SLACK FURNITURE and APPLIANCE GO. 203 W. Third St.—Downtown Alton Long Terms—Many, Many Months to Pay! +****************************£ NEW1964 FRIGIDAIRE T MEASURING 1 GLASS Diplomat Steps Up. DA ES SALAAM — The U.S. Ambassador here has bought a car of the same make as h i s Chinese counterpart but his is one year newer than the Red Diplomats. OVERSEAS DELIVERY AVAILABLE 9 VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC. The last thing you'll need is power steering. ' Power steering Is for cars that are hard to steer. Heavy cars, with big front engines to push-around. With a rear-englned VW/ you won't need power steering. Or power brakes. Or optional, higher-powered engines. Which is just as well. They're not available. 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