Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 27, 1963 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, August 27, 1963
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AWON EVENING TELEGRAPH AUGUST §7, CLEARING AND WARMER Cooler Weather is expected Tuesday flight-In the northern Plains and parts of the central Pacific coastal region while It Will continue cool on the north Atlantic coast. Continued hot weather is the forecast for the southern Plains. There will be some scattered showers in Wisconsin, Michigan and Utah. (AP Wirephoto Man) Removal of Dead Trees to Continue Removal of dead from Alton streets ue for at least another month under emergency action by the shade trees job to eliminate a tree-hazard cost will contin- the board 5285. Won't Go Far Oabbs suggested that at such Park-Recreation board worked ra tes, the $1,000 fund wouldn't go out at the city finance committee very f ar . WeatlierForecast Alton and vicinity — Clear to partly cloudy and a little warmer tonight and Wednesday. Low to night in the mid 60s. High Wednesday near 90. Guccione Is Low Bidder On City Job fiscal year opened last April, the one proposal in hand, he said, Vincent Guccione, Alton carpen- Park Board has already used up whereby 15 trees will be re- ter contractor, was low bidder its $5,000 appropriation for the m0 ved for $440. Dormann said at $2,190 and was awarded a con- purpose, and in a communication cos t a n depended on size and lo- tract today for enlarging two cation. door openings and increasing the And Dr. Moore said that "un- he 'S ht of two overhead doors at Citing that time for amending fortunately" many dead elms are Alton municipal garage. the parks appropriation has ex- O f g j an t size. Dr. Moore added Three bids on the project were pired, Alderman William H. War- that so many trees have had to received by Public Works Direc- ren suggested that part of a be removed that it "leaves streets tor Paul A. Lenz. Beside the park's contingent appropriation rather bare in many areas." For proposal of Guccione, bids Were of v $3,500 might be used for any this reason, he said, the boards entered by Wuellner-Manns Conwill try and squeeze out enough struction Co. at $2,289, and by J. W. Hoeffert f u nds after Oct. 1 to replace those J. Wuellner & Son at $2,430. Lenz session Monday night. Carson, however, estimated the In tree removals since the city's average cost at about $25. He had urgent needs. City Counsellor J. pointed out that any transfers of being taken down. funds within the parks appropria- Tjme for plantin g he wil] tibn are legally barred within the be about mid . 0c tober. Thus far § et at said that the project for the repairs was set up in the city bud- Future of Parkin Left in Air After Discussion irst six months of the fiscal per- od "unless emergencies arise" fhich is the purpose of the con- ngent fund. Dr. Gordon Moore, president of le park-play commission, Loyd arson, acting director, and Erm Dormann, park superinten- ent united in an explanation that tiere "is an emergency." "The thing getting us into rouble is the Dutch elm disease irtiich still is taking a heavy toll i Alton trees," said Dr. Moore. Extent Then Undetermined The three representatives- ex- riained that when the budget was nade last March it still was too »arly to determine .the ? extent >f further inroads of the tree-Mll- ng blight. When time for trees to ;af-out arrived it was found the ncrease in dead trees, both to isease and winter conditions, vas far greather than had been xpected or estimated. Hoefert immediately gave h i s pinion that this was a sufficient mergency to justify an expendi- ure of $1,000 from the contingent und il the board saw fit. After Oct. 1, Hoefert ruled, the >oards may transfer other funds or tree removal if they find the noney available, and will be able o act on their own authority by i two-thirds affirmative vote. Alderman Clifford Dabbs want- sd to know the cost of removing this year, 160 trees have been set out at cost of $1,000. Mayor P. W. Day suggested that me park board confine fur- her expenditures this year to '.ree removal and leave removal of the stumps to a later time >vhen funds can be iou.nct. Edwardsville District to Call Bids EDWARDSVILLE — The board of education of Edwardsville Community Unit School District 7 will meet in a special session Thursday to call for bi'ds for an addition to the senior high school, Super- ntendent A. Gordon Dodds said :oday. The board will meet at 8:30 p.m. n the library room of the junior ligh school building. An 87,000 square-foot three-story wing will be constructed on the south side of the senior high school building with funds from a $1,216,000 bond issue approved by voters of the district Nov. 27. Facilities will include a music department, foreign language department and Language labora- a tree. Dr. Moore cited that one lory,, new library and instruction- The door enlargements are needed, he explained, because some city equipment, such as the street sweeper, is to tall to get into the city garage for storage or adjustments. Much repair work on city equipment, andn occasional overnight storage, will be facilitated by the work on the doors. 5 Edivardsville Area Residents Enter Hospital EDWARDSVILLE — Five area residents were admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital at Highland Monday and one person was discharged Admitted were Archie Libby, 1725 Troy Rd.; Mrs. Laverne Crook, Rte. 2; Stephen Burlingame, Rte. 4; Mrs. Mabel Eberhart, Rle. 2, and Miss Patricia Sullivan, 523 N. Buchanan. George Peo of Rte. 5 was discharged from the hospital. al materials center, home economics department, modern heating plant and business education department. A parking lot and walkways will be improved when construction begins on the addition. Says Tax Group Asks Referendum on Zoning The chairman of the Citizens :or Alton insisted today that the UT n rl i CfiTI f*fil I n 1" V T*fl VTW \ Vf* 1*Q ' VlCXUlOUII V^wUlHj J- dj\JJt-lj 1 1 D Assn, is beginning a "die-hard" attempt to abolish the county zoning ordinance by forcing voter referendum on the issue. Flovd Galliher of 3305 Sherman 5t. said he has reliably learned hat the group is circulating pe- itinnR in Pin Oak and fiodfrpv 4ULU1Q Hi JL III wdrV ClMV* \jwvAJ.icjr PrtumRhin nnH in North Collins- kVWliOlll^J ttliU til liui- III ^>tsiiuio~ L/illp in itc: pf forte to nlapp thp 'lilt? III JlQ C1HJI Ip MJ J/lQ.l»C U 1C rf\n f ti tr lectio f\n f ho h n 1 1 r\\~ iQJlUlg ISoUc OH If 16 UullUlt "The 'taxpayers', \vith ground- ess arguments of communism, government by force, unlawful iniversity force and other un- )rovable and unsubstantiated slaims, are trying to abolish the wdinance," Galliher said. "They shout that their individual freedoms are being taken away, and lo not cite one single instance." The Citizens for Alton, Galli- ler added, believes the current Attitude of the taxpyers group, *long with their past actions, "is in attempt to retrench government Jn an 08th century alli- tude." Though the zoning ordinance has been in effect for only a few months, he declared, it already tws proven its worth. More JVew Building He pointed out, for example, that in a report submitted to the > DIAL HO 5-4271 Qonvinlint Shopping ^LMkf ^jm O 1*^ 45& • Jfjj jf^m 9^9 Jbv 89 Plow Wtopptof Ctntt; county board of supervisors it vas shown that property values n several instances have been maintained and the value of new )uilding in the unincorporated areas of the county has increased by over 27 per cent. "County zoning," Galliher said, 'is important to the municipal- ties in Madison County. County zoning is a tremendous step in the direction of successful indus- rial development and orderly lousing growth as well as planned recreational programs. When .he unincorporated areas of the county increase in value, so too do the cities. The main business areas are located in cities, People spend the bulk of their money n cities. Spending money means a corresponding increase in tax returns." All logical, coherent and sound arguments are favorable to zoning, Gailiher said. "The rest of the arguments belong to the 'taxpayers' association," People Know True Facts The people are not as ignorant of the true facts of the situation as some groups believe, according to Galliher. "If the zoning issue does come to a referendum vote, the people will judge on the proven worth of the ordinance, not the idle claims of a minority —a radical minority at that. The 'taxpayers' may find pressure through threatened retaliation at the polls effective against certain supervisors, but this won't work when it comes to a vote of the people." Galliher described the zoning of Madison Counly as the "greatest step forward that the county has made in many years." To rescind the ordinance, he said, would be an "irresponsible act" which might destroy the great good it can give: an .orderly, sound growth of an area already on the verge of becoming a metropolitan complex. Though admitting that the present zoning ordinance is not perfect, nor the answer to all the problems that can arise in a growing county, Galliher said it is a major step in the right direction. "The entire area is importani to the people of Alton," he added. "Progress is one area means progress in another." v^ ra FAST DELIVERY ON (K7 O BOWLING SHIRTS j/V*r 3v?*vV. A^ltx nl fltt£***f /V^OML ^^^Mif\ ANP BLOUSES Vs/aR ^BCSoLJi including embroidery ^^^ ^^Vw and lettering work, Latest Styles and Cplprs in Well Known irsndf LEADER'S DIPT, STORE 71Q E, Broadway By telegraph Staff WHtec Future of the Alton parking meter system was left Unresolved when the city finance committee in an hour's deliberations Monday night failed to agree on any recommendations. Discussion ranged all the way from elimination of metered parking to rejuvenation of the system by purchase of new meters. But the committee adjourned after unanimous vote to lay over all angles of the complicated problem for later decision. Suggestions aired included sale of the little-patronized E. 4th Street parking lot so that the money thus recouped might be used to speed retirement of the last bonds through which off- street parking facilities were obtained about 10 years ago. Also discussed was immediate elimination of meters In the Market Street lot on the west side of Market from 3rd to 6th Street, a suggestion made through Downtown Alton, Inc. Bar' to Quick Action Seen as to bar to quick action on any proposed steps was need of paying off the last $30,000 of the off-street parking lot bond issue which fall due next April. Mayor P. W.; Day told the committee that the council should make early decision whether or not to retain parking meters. Bui he warned that if meters are removed, the city still will face estimated cost of $40,000 a year to maintain police parking control and to keep up the parking lots now in use. He suggested that sale of the East End (E. 4th Street near Ridge Street) lot could effect advance arrangements for retirement of the last parking lot bonds. Alderman Newell Allen, chairman of the real estate committee, said he will bring before the council a recommendation for the sale of the East End lot. Its acquisition cost the city about $17,500. Allen said he personally was opposed to buying new meters to replace the present outworn devices. "People don't want them any more" said Allen. "They are becoming a thing of the past. Let's keep up what we have and worry along with them until the bond issue is paid off." Allen also said he favored immediate elimination of the Market lot meters. Alderman William H. Warren favored changing Market street meters to 10-hour operation, as he said he felt the meters there cannot be removed while the parking lot bond issue remains in effect. He proposed .removal of meters from all locations where they "don't pay their salt." "I don't favor taking all the meters out," I will bring said Warren, "but in a resolution at the next council meeting to take out all non-paying meters." Back to Earth Alderman John E. McConnel Jr. brought discussion back to earth by pointing out that before the city takes any action it musi have a definite overall plan to set up the general policy it proposes to follow. Chairman Timmermiere revealed that in a conference in the mayor's office yesterday afternoon representatives of Downtown Alton, Inc. asked immediate removal of the Market Streel meters. He also said the DAI's letter of last July expressing its favor for "free parking" was discussed. City Counsellor J. \V, Hoefert told the committee that any jor removal of meters or sale ol the East End lot was barred until the bond issue is paid off or consent of the bondholders is had However, he added, he had discussed the question with the trans fer agent for the bonds, and thai it might be possible to proceed before the last $30,000 of bonds mature next April 1 by putting TOO II hgpp«ni lo melt ff VI* Suddtnly w* nal!(« that w«Vt tw mgiw bllll lo pay. TKst'i whtn w» MM hilp y»v. W«'H (onwlldglt all «f ypvr blll|-»loen yew Hit mentx 19 pey all of th»ra, Th»n yo« M» pox vi In poymtntf ta flf ysyr D FINANCE ____ _ 6Z6~E~ BR-OAbWAY "• ALTON •Ttiom, HOWARD 2-92 18 TOM HOWARD, iWfoi ' On Washington Wednesday Peaceful March Pledged By STANLEY MtfilSLKH WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders lontinued to pledge calm and dignity for their massive civil rights March on Washington Wednesday. But apprehension still hung In the air—-about transportation, about Jie uncertainty of numbers, about an unexpected spark of violence. The railroad unions have set a lationwide strike for midnight Wednesday night if new work •ules go into effect then. It is a ;trike that could leave thousands of Weary demonstrators stranded and milling in Washington. Congress was set today to continue Its try at legislation that vould prevent the strike. The uncertainty about numbers vas accented early today when a ipokesman for the march headquarters, Sy Posner, reported that about 2,000 of the persons around he country who had planned to bin in the demonstration were laving financial difficulties and would not be able to come to the capital. ' Posner said the Southern Christian Leadership Conference led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had sent about $2,000 to its headquarters in Atlanta to help cover the transportation costs of 200 marchers from Albany, Ga., and LOO from Savannah, Ga. Police, meanwhile, prepared to cope with the massive crowds, but they still were not sure just how many people trains, planes, buses and cars would stream into the city for the march. But police were sure the crowds would be big. Estimates range from 100,000 to 250,000. With of th potential for trouble. A. Philip Randolph, president of the Brotherhood of Railway Sleeping Car Porters and the director of the march, told the National Press Club Monday, "We have taken the utmost precaution to see that violence will not occur." But, he added, "I will not stand here and tell you I know there will be no violence. Human beings are fallible." Some special trains and buses begin rolling toward the capital :oday, carrying demonstrators from afar. A special freedom :rain, for example, is scheduled :o start on its way no later than 5 p.m. and head through Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, picking up passengers in the South. The train is expected in Washington before 10 a.m. Wednesday. Most special trains and buses, however, will not start on their way until early Wednesday. READY FOR MARCH WASHINGTON — Stacks of signs asking chll rights action now are placed under cover at the Washington monument grounds in preparation for the August 28 March on Washington in which upward of 150,000 persons are expected to take part. (AP Wirephoto) Rotarians See Film Ou Golf Tourney WOOD RIVER — A film on the 1962 Buick Open golf tournament near Flint, Mich., was shown to Rotarians Monday afternoon by ..eon Wilson. Highlights of the film were two lole - in - ones sunk by pro-golf- up in escrow a fund sufficient to pay them off. Now in hand for retiring the bonds, said City Comptroller H. B. Ramey, balance of is $18,000 with a $12,000 still needed from meter collections or other source by April. Only resolution before the finance group for formal disposition last night was one offered the council by Mayor Day two weeks ago proposing plans be worked out to replace about 900 badly worn meters. He has found they coulc be obtained on a time payment plan eliminating need of another bond issue. Other angles of the meter prob lem drifted into the discussion after this resolution was called up. Decision to lay-over all the questions presented was on motion of Aldermen Warren and Allen. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF All insurance if NOT the same. If you own a CAR, a HOME or a BUSINESS, it pays to check with Millers' Mutual before you renew your present policy, Phpne today to find out how you can receive MORE PROTECTION AT A WWER COST, No Membership Fee Jerry Gould Office HO 6-5551 Alter 6 p.m. HO MILLERS' MUTUAL N»URANCB AUTO « HQMI IVf INIfl ers Butch Baird and Jerry Barber.. , .. Visiting Rotarians were --Ed Meyer, Ed Foeller, Denny Foster, Ralph Jackson, Chuck Jackson and Joe Wardein, Alton; and Ken Evers, Roy Stroveck and Jack Butler, Edwardsvllle. L. W. Cowman; and C. Greenlee were guests. Say s-China Plans No New Aggression JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Foreign Minister Subandrio sal today he was assured by Commu nist Chinese Ambassador Ya Chung Ming that China has nc intention of resuming military ac tion against India. Urge To Set Up Controls Immediate action to set up a )ro£erty control accmint nS fee* jmhieflded in the annual city ail- dlt was suggested to the City liiance committee by its Chalf- nan Maltland Timmermlere, Monday night, Tirnmetrntere told the eomffltt« ee that steps should be taken to jntty out all recommendations of he city auditor, C, J. Schlossei-, and that he felt a start should be made on & particularly im« portnnt one -that of completing an inventory to establish account- ng control on .everything tile city owns. Setting up the property account could be done at small cost) Tim* mermlere said, and would be a particularly valuable record. Schlosser, in his annual: audit, urged a complete Inventory listing and appraising the;value of all property owned by the city, rath real and personal, be made vith a, view to providing a basis of, insur'nble values and to establish acounting for and control of property owned. City Glerk Paul Price reported that the city already has on file In his office an inventory of most of the personal property of. the city covering all city departments, which was made under supervision of former City Manager Thomas F. Griffin a year ago. The listing describes each item, gives It a city number, and in most cases gives its cost and date when purchased. This year-old inventory, said Price, provides a big start on setting up the property account recommended by the auditor, but it remains for it to be brought up to the current dale; and also /or all properties, described by numbers, to be tagged in some manner for identification. Alderman Newell H. Allen suggested that as Ilrst step, all department heads be called on to complete the inventory record for their respective departments. Griffin, in submitting the inventory as of last Aug. 31, recommended it be extended and updated annually. He pointed out at that time that the city had considerable equipment on order which should be included. Seek Safe Passage For Haiti Refugees PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (AP) —Eight Latin American envoys have demanded that Haiti guarantee safety of 44 refugees granted asylum in their embassies here. ' The diplomats asked the Organization of American States Monday to demand that Dictator-President Francois Duvalier grant the refugees safe exit from Haiti. 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