Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 31, 1963 · Page 2
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, August 31, 1963
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ALfON SAftmt>AV, AUGtTSf .31, 19*3 \yj tow titot^trtUf** jfctttttat} WARMER TONIGHT Generally fair weather Is expected Saturday night east of the Mississippi, except for showers In Florida and the upper Lakes, The northeast Plains will have a band of .showers as will the central and southern Plains and the Rock- ies. The north Pacific states \vlll have rain and drizzle. It will be cooler In the north and central Atlantic states with little change elsewhere. (AP Wirephoto Map) Bid Decisions to Keep Couiici 1 Busy Decisions on bids will make a dizzy whirl of business fov Alton city council in September, The busy bidding period will open on Monday, Sept. 9 when •proposals are received on the million-dollar southside interceptor iteWer project, and will end on Sept: 25 when offers will be received for sale of the city's lots in the 1500-block of E. Broadway. Meantime, Wednesday, Sept. 11, will be a triple-header bidding day with proposals to be received on the Central Avenue paving job, the purchase of three sedans for the police department, and a contract for the demolition of a building at 51921 Belle Street to make way for the W. 6th street paving improvement. ' Bids on the southside interceptor to be filed with the city clerk by 2 p.m., a week from next Monday will be tabulated and analyzed by the public works engineering staff, and the project engineers, in cooperation with the citizen advisory committee on engineering features of the bond issue sewer program. Reports on the bidding will be submitted to the council at its Sept. 11 meeting. , Original Bids Rejected The pending bid call on the interceptor is the second that has been made. Bids initially taken last June 24 were rejected as too high. ' Bids on police cars Sept. 11 Will also mark a.second effort to obtain the new vehicles. Three 4-door models are cars of current called for and vehicles to be tradecl-in on the purchase are a 1960 ranch- wagon, two 1962 sedans, and two motorcycles. The new cars are to have V-8 engines of a Truck Driver Fined $35 on ' Ttvo Charges A Denver truck driver, Cloyd Unzerzdet,' 36, this morning/was fined a total of $35 and costs after pleading guilty to charges of intoxication and having a concealed weapon. The driver for the Independ em Truck Line of Denver was arrested at Union and Spruce Streets where an officer noticed him coming back to his truck from a tavern. After several questions the arresting officer arrested him on intoxication and then a search of the cab of his semi-trailer truck disclosed a loaded .32 calibre revolver. Police Magistrate George Rob erts this morning assessed Un zerzdet $10 and costs on the in minimum of 170 horsepower heavy duty transmissions, and alternator-type generators. Bids were taken last JUne but were rejected as out of tune with specifications called for. The new Central Avenue concrete pavement, a motor fuel tax project approved by the Division of Highways, is for replacement of the old brick pave- meht-between E. 4th and Broadway which was disrupted by a bursting of the Central Avenue sewer in a semi-cloudburst last May. The council has appropriated $30,000 for the project, and, if an acceptable bid is received Sept. 11, construction can be completed this season. To Remove Building To improve tiie alignment of the W;- 6th extension, at its junction with Belle, the city has purchased right-of-way from Alton Progress, Inc.< and, as part : .of the compensation, it is to remove the building on the lot. The structure was formerly the : Miller Lime & Cerrient Co. store. In concluding the bidding splurge, the council, is offering for a second time its tract and lots on the north side of E. Broadway in the 150-block. Sale is to be subject to four leases on which the city receives about $1,400 in annual rental. Sealed bids are to be filed with the city clerk by 5 p.m. Sept. 25, and will be opened as the first order; of business at the council meeting which follows at 7:30 p.m. Bidders must post 10 per cent o! their bids along with their proposals. Acceptance is predicated on an acceptable sr'ice being offered. The city conducted a similar auction last March 13, but re- iected five bids as insufficient. The best offer was in amount of §6,252. City Councilman Jerome Springman commented at the time that he felt the city should get a minimum of $12,000 for :he Broadway property. WeatherForecast Alton and vicinity — Increasing cloudiness and a tittle warmer tonight. Low 58 to 62. Partlj cloudy to cloudy and a little tern perature change Sunday with scat tered showers. High Sunday 80 85. Wilmington Man Dies in Mine Fall BELLEVILLE, 111. (AP) - Edwin F. Sinkular, 29, of Wilmington, 111., died today in a hospital from injuries received Friday when he fell from his truck at a strip mine near Freeburg. Rally (Continued From Page' One) Japan as a place where there is no discrimination. Fighting to control his emotions, ie said, "That soldier, who is villlng to die for his country, had :o read the newspapers from home n a corner where no one could see the papers that were filled vith Negro-white clashes across lie country. He was ashamed for the foreigners to see those papers and Ills country's troubles with ts people." Bailey warned that equal op- >ortunity also demands that the egro share responsibility." A progress report on the Negro's drive for opportunity was outlined by Clarance Willis president of the Alton Branch of the NAACP. •Waited 100 Years' "We have waited 100 years, jut now at last tilings are beginning to happen," Willis said. "The city council is going to pass a fail- employment practices bill and neetings are scheduled with employers." Willis reported two meetings are ilated for next week, .one with a utility company and another with a savings and loan company. He loir* the young Negroes in the audience to stay in school and ;et their education, because they need it to qualify for jobs. He concluded by pointing out his is only a start of the peace- ul means the Negro will use to ibtain equal rights. Other speakers included Frank Vozak, chairman of the Human Relations Commission, and several *Iegro ministers. Tavern Operator Fined For Sale to Minors EDWARDSVILLE.—James Pinson, operator of the China Doll Tavern near the Collinsville city limits, Friday was fined a total of $200 and $28.60 costs by Justice of the Peace Earl Vuag- niaux on two separate complaints of illegal sale of liquor to minors. A six-month sentence in ths Madison County jail on each charge was suspended by Vuag- niaux on condition that the tavern proprietor not violate the dramshop statute for a period of one year. Testimony on the two charges toxication charge and $25 and O f sa i e O f alcoholic beverages to costs on the concealed weapons minors was taken under advise- count. Thrown Rock Breaks Car Rear Window A rock was hurled through the rear window of a car driven by Mrs. Alberta Tierney, 400 Brent wood Ave., Friday, 5 p.m. Alton police reported. Mrs. Tierney told officers she observed three youths running from the State House Circle area immideately after the stone crashed through the glass. ment by Vuagniaux Aug. 17 after a hearing in which four een-agers testified they were served drinks at the tavern. Vuagniaux announced his decision in a letter received Friday by State's Attorney Dicik H. Mudge who represented sheriff's deputies at the court hearing three weeks ago. One warrant obtained by Madison County Chief Deputy Sheriff George Ramach was based on information obtained from the father of one of the teen-age girls who said his daughter was drink- ing at the place with severa other underage patrons. "My father gave information to the sheriff's office when my sister became drunk at the place and wrecked an automobile," one 18-year-old girl testified at the hearing Aug. 17. He wanted to close the place before one of us got killed," she said in her testimony. On questioning by Mudge the girl said she visited the China Doll on June 21 and boughl "screwdriver" drinks. She saic the drinks contained vodka and orange juice. The other girls testified they had drinks at the tavern, Pinson, who holds a count> iquor permit for operation o the China Doll, testified he checked their identification cards on a previous occasion which al ledgedly showed they were o legal age to purchase liquor. On information received by th father of one of the girls th teen-agers were interviewed b sheriff's investigators Louis Bow man and Clyde Tisdel Jr. an statements ~were obtained tha they were served liquor at th tavern. Washington Shopping Center O JL X O Litigation Near Settlement EDWARDSVTLLE A settle- nont is imminent in Alton's omplieated Washington Square Shopping Center controversy, he Telegarph learned today. Such a settlement would Include dismissal of pending fore- losure proceedings and termination of a receivership of the jroperty. The Telegraph, in its July 12, ssue, had reported negotiations under way which could lead to ermination of HUtgation over hi 1 shopping center in Upper Alton through a refinancing pro- wsal. It was learned today that notices have been sent to share- lolders of Diversified Develop- nent Corp., the company which developed the shopping .plaza, •equesting their attendance at a meeting at the firm's offices on Sept. 16 to pass upon details of a refinancing plan, The refinancing proposal, it vas reported, has been arranged by Herman Wilkening, president of Diversified Development, and representatives of Security Trust Co. of St. Louis -holder of an unpaid $800,000 h irst mortgage on the property and plaintiff in the mortgage foreclosure suit HOW punding in Circuit court. The plan, according to information reaching the Telegraph, nvolves a refinancing operation under which a total of $1,200,000 be raided. This sum is necessary to permit the company to pay off the Security Crust's mortgage, complete the unfinished plaza building, and provide a reserve against ap- jroximately .f275,(500 in unpaid mechanics' lien claims arish,., rom prior construction work. The $1,200,000 total for re- inancing the project, the Telegraph was informed, would be raised by issuing $1,050,000 in Va per cent secured bonds payable in five years, and $150,000 n five per cent interest unsecured notes, payable in seven fears. Security Trust Co., according o the Telegraph's sources, ai- eady has agreed to pin the entire $1,050,000 issue, ::ro- /ided only that the prior mortgage held by it in the amount of O, 000 be paid from the pro- eeds. In effect, the plan amounts o a further loan of $250,000 by .ie St. Lxjuis bank to permit ompletion enter. of the shopping TRUCK ALMOST CRASHED THROUGH CAR Howard V. Chism, 43, 2481 Clawson, Alton, driver of this car suffered only minor injuries when he and the driver of a Bemis Truck Service truck from Mt. Sterling collided at Washington Avenue and the Belt- line Friday night. He was treated at Alton Memorial for a lacerated forehead, forenrr: and right thigh and.released. Everett Banks to Retire at Shell After 34 Years Everett L. Banks of 145 East 6th St., Roxana, will retire S u 11- day after 34 years with Shell Oil. Co, An Operator at the company's products pipe! lines location at Wood River, Banks started as E. L. Banks gauger at the Arkansas City Refinery, Kansas in 1928 and worked at the refinery until 1940" when he became a Loader at Harristown. In 1941 he became second class operator at Wood River prior to assuming his present position in Favor Diem Girl, 10, Hurt m Fall From Bike WOOD RIVER—A 10-yeaivold girl was admitted to the Wood liver Township Hospital Friday t 1:20 p.m. when she fell off ler bicycle and struck her head >n concrete at home. Pamela Jo Vaughn, 10, daugh- er of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Vaughn, 400 North Indiana, iouth Roxana, was reported in ;ood condition today. She is be- ng examined for a possible concussion. Four Uucontesled Divorces Granted EDWARDSV1LLE — Decrewws were entered in four uncontested divorce cases heard Friday In Circuit Court. Granted divorces, and grounds, were: Wanda Wintjen of Hartford, from Jim Wintjen, cruelty, and the mother given custody of a child; Gaiy Jones of Wood River, from Judy Jones, on proof of desertion, and the defendant's maiden name of Davis restored; Eula C. Gottlob of Alton, from Paul Jottlob, desertion; Grenda Joyce Seeker from Aloys J. Becker cruelty, with custody of three children awarded to the mother TAKE ADVANTAGE OF Violet Show, Clinic Set For Oct. 24 WOOD RIVER — Oct. 24 was selected as the date of the annua African violet show and clinic when the Rosewood African Violet Society met Thursday in the Brighton home of Mrs. L o u i .s Hartman. The theme, "Violets to the Moon," was selected for the even which will be held in the Round house and will continue from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the public invited. Mrs. Harold Brown anc Mrs. C. P. Edsall were namec by Mrs. Russell French, presi dent, as co-chairmen of genera arrangements, Plans were made for the club members to motor to Carrolltoi for the Sept. 25 meeting in the home of Mrs. Grace Johnston, a former member. Mrs. Homer Graves spoke on the topic, "African Violet Flowei Arranging," and demonstrated her remarks by fashioning three arrangement designs. Mrs. Oscar Yates assisted Mrs Hartman in serving refreshments By BOY ESSOYAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — South Vietnamese staged a massive pro-government demon- tration in front of the U.S. In- ormation Agency headquarters oday, hailing President Ngo Dinh Diem and assailing security vio- ators. Whether by coincidence or in- .ention, the, .demonstration was leld at Saigon's main downtown mall, an intersection of several joulevards in front of the U.S. In- :ormation Agency headquarters. Reinforce Guards U.S. officials reinforced the Vlarine guard at the agency build- ng and Americans were requested to remain indoors throughout the two-hour demonstration. The additional Marine guard South Vietnamese A Stage Demonstration and its U.S. ally over Diem's hard crackdown on Buddhists and their ollowers. : Two more American advisors were killed Friday in the war against Communist guerrillas. .Government troops guarded the mall in front of City Hall and ,vere posted at the four boulevards leading into the demonstra- vion area. Soldiers with portable radio un^ts were deployed several blocks from the mall. By early morning, about 30,000 workers and students had gathered at the mall, milling under huge" banners hailing Diem. The demonstrators — from pro- government revolutionary groups to civil servants and women in was ordered- as a precaution against incidents that could further strain relations between this war-torn Southeast Asian nation traditional dresses — silken marched in slit-skirted military formation carrying pink, yellow, green and blue banners proclaiming support for the government. "Banish all colonialists, — 738 Students Enroll in Rosewood Heights School mperialists and Communists who lave misused Or exploited religion," one banner read. The nation, meanwhile, slippec nto its llth day of martial law amid promises from governmen and military officials the restric ions would be lifted soon. Saigoi continue to move toward normal cy. Two Americans Killed On another front, however Communist gunners shot up 1! U.S. H21 helicopters and killed :\vo Americans Friday in wha was described as one of thi aercest operations against Com munist Viet Cong guerrillas Three other Americans were wounded. The deaths brought to 54 tfo number of Americans killed in ac tion on Vietnamese soil since th U.S. buildup of December 1961 The toll from all causes, incluc ing accidents, is 99. Hundred have been wounded. The two Americans, whos names were withheld pending no tlfication of kin, perished aboar the banana-shaped H21 when i crashed In flames 30 miles north west of Saigon. WOOD RIVER — A total of 738 students were enrolled in the kindergarten through sixth grades of the Rosewood School during registration day Friday, Steven Paynic, principal, reports. Many district families are vacationing and upon their return the enrollment is expected to increase to last year's total of approximately 780, he stated. Transportation in being furnished by a bus of the Roxana School System for all students whose homes are one and one half miles or more from the school. Daily hot lunches will be provided in the school cafeteria which is supervised by Mrs, Wilma Gaesser. A total of 27 teachers com prise the faculty including 10 new teachers Mrs. Hazel Brown kindergarten; Mrs. Dorothy Han son, first grade; Mrs. Pawntreba Pyrtle, second; Mrs. P h i 11 i s Shipley, fourth;. Mrs. Patricia Fecho and Mrs Joan Axtell, fifth; Robert Good hart, sixth; Miss Judy Finley ant Miss Alma Uchtman, vocal music supervisors; and Mrs. Lois Keith art. OUter teachers of special departments are; Larry Milazzo physical ediiatlon; Don Jones instrumental music; Mrs, Mar jorie Gruffman, art; and L y 1 e Sparks, speech correction. SERVICES, Union Service HAPER'! 84-HOUR you ixc *;imm i FINANCING AM insurance is NOT the same. If you own a CAR, t HOME or a BUSINESS, it pays to check with Millers' Mutual before you renew your present policy. Phone today to find out how you can receive MORE PROTECTION AT A LOWER COST. No Membership Fee Gene Davenport Office HO fi-5551 After «5*87U MILLERS' MUTUAL Of U.LINOI* • U If A NOB! AMTp.HOHl IMtlNHi NEWS BULLETIN Congratulations to following Teen-Agere who wen the "Head-to-Toe" and "Skin-Out" $50.00 worth of clothing: KAAtiX PHILIJPS 60S Grand Avenue Alton Illinois ABO 10 TOM PBA0BH Kit No. 1 Alton, Illinois Age 13 We hope they both enjoy wearing the clothing in good health and success, Thanks also to the many other teenagers who came in to register, Hotline Open for Business By ELTON 0. WASHINGTON. (AP) -. The Ws- oric "hot line" bctweeii Washing- on and Moscow Is open for busl- ess — business that officials hope will never come; Now a tinkle df a bell in the Vhlte House or Kremlin — at Ither end of the emergency com- Uiiitcatlona system — may signal ie next world crisis. But it may also keep nervous fingers ffofn pressing the buttons that would launch nuclear war. Completion of the circuits, made wsslble by a U.S.*SoVlet agreement t« create machinery lor forestalling war, was announced la- onlcally Friday night by the Pen- agon. "The direct communication link letween Washington and Moscow s now operational,"?; said a one- entence announcement. The land-line and radio system s, under the terms of the agreement signed in Geneva last June !0, "for use in time of emergency." It would be used when the two chiefs of state needed to confer directly and quickly .because of nn incident, accidental or utiau- horlzed, which otherwise could bring on nuclear war. In urging adoption of the system, 'resident Kennedy cited dangerous delays in communications be- ween Russia and the United itates during the anxious days of he Cuban crisis. Administration officials said the line will not be used for ordinary x>mmunlcations between Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev or between the foreign offices of the wo nations. Those communications vlll continue to use normal embassy channels. The ringing of the bell, part of ui elaborate system of sending and receiving Teletype machines, 8 the alert that, a message is coming. Attendants, all carefully selected and screened for security, vatch and listen. At least one of the attendants on duty at any time will be bilingual,, able to read and write both Russian^'and Eng- ;ish. • • •> Pray, Sing (Continued From Page One) in case trouble Developed. Inside the city hall were other regular officers, several auxil- ary policemen in uniform and a state trooper. City hall business during the rally proceeded as usual, though some of the offices appeared deserted and dark "through closed doors. The mayor was known lo be in his office most of the afternoon, but was not officially invited to the meeting, Closed at 5 P.M. At 5 p.m. a Negro janitor closed and locked the front doors of the city hall, seeming not to pay the slightest bit of attention to the gathering on the steps -'• . .Shortly, after 6 p.m., with a benediction and > another rousing rendition of "We Shall Overcome," the group dispersed, calmly, good-naturedly, with the promise of their guest speakers ringing in their ears: More will be heard from Alton Negroos, BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL! Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday SEPT. 3-4-5 SKIRTS! SWEATERS! TRY OUR QUALITY SHIRT SIRVICI TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS; MONTICELLO PLAZA GODFREY, ILLINOIS EASTGATE PLAZA EAST ALTON, ILLINOIS COMPUTE EXPERT ALTERATIONS \

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