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PAGE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Asks Citizens' Committee to Watch Sewer Bids Opening FAIR AND MILD Except for cloudiness and fog along the Pacific coast it will be mostly clear Saturday night through the Far West and the Rockies, from the Southwest to the southern and central Plains and along the north Atlantic coast, with partly coludy skies elsewhere. Light and spotty precipitation can be expected in the central Rockies and northern Plains, the western Tennessee valley and the lower Lakes. It will be cooler over the Rockies, cooler in the Midwest, warm in the South and warmer in the Ohio valley. (AP Wirephoto Map) Wood River Library Sets New Circulation Record WOOD RIVER — The public library reports a new record was established in circulation during the month of August with a total of 7,853. The previous high "'a: registered in March this year with 7,752. August circulation las year was 7.017. Miss Thelma Juhlin, librarian stated. Of the total 2,709 were adult fiction; 1,537 adult non-fiction; 3,571 juvenile; and 18 records. Edwardsville Reporting meeting of at the the Thursday library board, Miss Juhlin stated 179 books and magazines were circulated at the township hospital during the month also, to make a grand total of 8,022 publications in use. The purchase of 17 adult nonfiction; 25 adult fiction, and 22 children's books, was approved. August bills amounting to $2,552.35 were approved by the board and include payments of salaries, books, bindings, supplies, utilities, and maintenance; leaving a balance of $17,893.74 in the library treasury. 6 Treated at Twp. Hospital For Injuries WOOD RIVER — Six persons were treated at the Wood River Hospital Friday for ies. minor mjur- They were: Michael Anslyn, 13. son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Anslyn, 417 George St., East Alton, for an injury to his left little finger incurred in a fall at home. Timothy Fee, 6, son of Mrs. Curtis Fee, 331 Church St., East Alton, for a possible head injury received when he fell from his bicycle. Gene Manley, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Manley, 501 E. Sherman, Bethalto, for a possi ble fracture to his right arm incurred when he fell. Michael Gust, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Urban Gust, 303 Park Lane, for an injury to her left wrist. Delia Fisher, 36 of 315 E. Lorena, for an injury to her right ankle received when she struck it on a bed at home. Peggy Roberson, 13 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Rober son, 577 Second St., for a shoulder injury incurred when she fell on steps at school. 5 Divorces Granted in Circuit Court EDWARDSVILLE. — Decrees . were filed in five uncontested di- : voroe cases heard Friday in .Circuit Court. Three of the divorces were granted on grounds of desertion: j Simetta Rose of East Alton, from Richard H. Rose, and the plaintiff's maiden name of Harp restored; James Greer Jr., from Bell Lee Greer; Otto Kayser, from Margaret Kayser, and the defendant's former name of Connour restored. Granted divorces on grounds oJ cruelty were: Juanita Wells of Fosterburg, from Howard L. Wells, with the mother awarded custody of four children; Margaret Strasen of Edwardsville, from Carl H. Strasen, and custody of four children given to the mother. Bethalto Woman Injured in Crash Elizabeth Bell, 25, of 217 Brown St., Bethalto, was treated for Jeft elbow injuries Friday evening at St. Joseph's hospital following an auto accident on College avenue. Alton police said the Bell car was traveling west on college, turning left on Johnson Street, when it collided with a car driven by William Conley, 66, of 1105 Putnam, Alton, at the intersection. The Cootey car wag traveling north on Johnson. Schedule Announced EDWARDSVILLE — Schedule for the Edwardsville YMCA for the week of Sept. 9 through Sept. 15 will be: Monday: nursery, 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.; and 1 classes, tap to 3 p.m.; and ballet, dancing 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y Clubs, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday: Senior "Y" trip to St. Louis Zoo and Planetarium, 8:30 a.m.; Girl Scout neighborhood meeting, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; tap and ballet classes, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: nursery, 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday: open, no scheduling. Friday: nursery 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday: Open in the morning. John Paddock, new YMCA general secretary, has also announced the following activities to begin in October: art classes, Ian guage classes, judo, tumbling and basketball. Other program possibilities are driver training, Indian Guides. Couples Club, Little Theater, square dancing, stamp collecting club and a coin collecting club. Anyone interested in any of these activities should phone the YMCA office. Paddock also announced that he basketball court in the rear of he "Y" building is open to the public at all times and that weight ifting facilities may be used by 'Y" members. Weather Forecast Alton and vicinity — Generally fair tonight with low near SO. Mostly fair Sunday with not much change in temperature. High Sun day near SO. Car Runaway Initiated by Boy of One Alton police received reports of two run-a-way cars Friday— one initiated by a one-year-old|construction of the 4 - phased in- Mayor P. D. Day has asked a citizens' advisory committee to sit-in when bids are opened next Monday afternoon on fhr near $1 million southsicle interceptor system. The five members of the citizens' advisory group, all qualified engineers, were named a year ago last July by Mayor D;iy. with city council approval, to represent the public in connection with tho cntrimjpnng program for the bond issue sewer improvements. They wen: asked to review the recommendations of the city's consultant engineers on bids received from time to time for the various phases of the sewer work, and to make recommendations to the council on engineering aspects of bidding, contracts, and construction. As phrased by Acting City Manager Thomas F. Griffin at that time the purpose of the committee was "to inform and assure the public that the recommendations of the controlling engineers] are in fact the most advantageous to the city, and to reinforce the recommendations of the consultant engineers." Members of the advisory group on engineering are Ralph Wandling, George H. Shanahan, William Fabianic, J. K. Cushman, and 0. C. K. Hutchinson. Proposals to be Filed Proposals of contractors for NAACP VISITS ALTON boy, the other which across East Broadway. A garage owned by Harry Richey of 1215 Douglas St. was knocked off its foundation by a car owned by Billie Yenne of 1217 Douglas St. which rolled rolled terceptor project are to be filed with the city clerk by 2 p.m. Mon- backward from a day. They are then to be publicly opened and read in the city hall council chamber, said P u b 1 ic Works Director Paul A. Lenz. Then they will be referred to the T\vo leaders of the Alton chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, center, are shown the workings of a linotype machine in the Telegraph composing room. The visit today was one of the contacts of area industries being made by the NAACP in its efforts to obtain better employment opportunities for Negroes. From the left are Paul S. Cousley, editor; Clarence Willis, and Clayton Williams, NAACP president and vice president respectively; and Ray Williams, linotype operator. engineering staff and the advis- driveway.jory group which will retire forj Judge Slates 2-Week Jury Trial Session A two - week jury trial period o open Oct. 14 in Alton City Court has been arranged by 'udge I. H. Streeper, it was announced today by Court Clerk 'elix T. Boschert. The period of jury trials will start just three weeks after a two- week non-jury trial period set to begin next Monday. No setting yet has been made for jury trials, the first since last June, said Boschert. A venire of 50 was drawn Thursday by Judge Streeper and Clerk Bosehert • before the jury commission at Edsvardsville. The early listing of prospective jurors for the October trials will give due time for veniremen to be summoned. The October jury trials, Bosch ert noted, will occupy city court until a week prior to a November session here of United States District Court. About 60 suits, comprising both civil and cbancer cases, has been placed on the calender for the non - jury trial period to open next Monday. Shipman PTA Meeting Set Tuesday Nig/it SHIPMAN — The first meet ing of the Shipman PTA for the year will be held Tuesday at 7:4f p.m. in the gym. The theme fo the year ib "Strengthening Hu man Values Through Shared Re sponsibility." Parents of the kindergarten anc first grade pupils will be intro duced. Joseph Groom, Unit 9 elo mentary supervisor, will attend duced. substation about 6 p.m. 2 Area Girls Win Awards at Nursing School Two area girls were presented awards at the Missouri Baptist Hospital School of Nursing graduation exercises Friday evening at Third Baptist Church in St. ,ouis. Miss Sharon Kay Curtis was lonored as "Frreshman Nurse of he Year," and presented the op hospital scholarship of $100. Sharon was chosen as one of he two student nurses who rep- •esented the nursing school at he annual national nurses contention in Atlantic City, N. J., his summer. The daughter of Mrs. Laura Wae Curtis, 444 Penning Ave., and the late Malcolm Curtis, Sharon was a 1962 graduate of the Cast Alton-Wood River Commu- lity High School. The other honoree was Miss Judith La.sseter of Bethalto who After Church—Be Our Gueit • FKISE t!OFFIS£ and DON UTS Sunday Morning ZIKE PHARMACY 627 E. Airline Drive KOSEWOOP HEIGHTS DM < Police report that Yenne's son, William had been playing in the car and may have moved the gear selector out of the "park" position. The youngster was still in the car when it hit the garage about 6:30 p.m. but no Injuries were reported. William L. Brooks, 68, of 1016 College Ave. told police his brakes failed as he was pulling into the parking lot of Murles Bait Shop at 2820 E. Broadway and (he car rolled across the street, the Union striking the gate of Electric -Brookside from contractors when proposals on the interceptors were first sub- nitted last June 24. Both were •ejected as "too high". The lowest was said to have been 57 percent over the engineers' estimated cost of the project. In shaping specifications for the second bid call, the consultant en- ;ineers made changes expected o make the project more invit- ng to contractors. The project was broken up in:o four divisions, so that contrac- ors may bid on any one or all :he sections of the work and so hat more smaller contractors ban before should be interested. Some revisions also were made cost. The changes have apparent- y paid off by making the job more attractive to contractors. Ten prime contractors have taken out copies of plans and specifi- vas presented an he junior class. award from Loses $500 Cash- Hole in Pocket George Yost, 40, Walcott Street, in Wood River lost $500 through a hole in his pants pockets Friday evening. Yost told police he lost the money somewhere on Ferguson Avenue while on his way to the East Alton Bank. He said the-money was in $20 dollar bills with a band around them. He retraced his steps along but could find no sign of the money. HAPER'S 24-HOUR TOWING SERVICE checking of the extensions with j computing machines. A report on the bidding will be prepared, with recommendations as to award of a contract, for submission to the city council at Ducked Wrong Way The First Spitball Victim its first September meeting next ua ity. Wednesday night. By taking the bids on Monday, 2-day period was provided for study and analysis of the proposals before the council meeting. Bids to be taken Monday will be the second set invited. Patricia Atkins, 8, a fourth grade student at St. Patrick's School Friday became the school years first reported spitball cas- Only Only 2 Bids two bids were received She ducked the wrong way, trying to avoid one, and caught the missile in the left ear while on the school playground, her moth er said. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Atkins, 719 Royal St., she was treated at St. Joseph's Hospital where the spitball was removed from the ear canal. Two - year - old Kathryn Dorsey also had trouble. She got a button lodged in her nostril Friday. Her mother, Mrs. Annie Rodgers, of 46 Sullivan Dr. said she first noticed something wrong when Kathryn started sniffing about 9:30 p.m. Friday. She said she then discovered the button. The tot was successfully treated at St. Joseph's Hospital. Admits Burglary at Auto Parts Firm n the method of estimating the j WQOD RiyER _ TwQ men and a 15 - year - old boy signed statements Friday afternoon admitting to burglarizing Happy Auto Parts on St. Louis Road. The trio cations so as to fjgure on the proj-1 com - essed to a burglary that had ect, whereas only seven prime, ^ been reported§ a/ter they were contractors took out plans last; d Qn suspicion and ques _ June. Prime contractors, it has jeen explained, are those equipped to take on any of all divisions of the interceptor area firms that have taken plans |* nclude Hellrung Construction Co. " and Grabbe Construction Co. of Alton and Joseph P. Keely firm of E. St. Louis. Two firms that bid last June nave not taken out plans under the second call. Includes Alain Line The southside interceptor system includes the main interceptor line along the riverfront from I tioned by police. The two men arrested for the were Edward Radford, W. Lorena, Wood River, and Vernell Nolan, 21, 203 Del- mai\ Hartford. Radford is in jail in Wood River, and Nolan was released on $1,500 bond. The 15 -.year - old was turned over to the custody of his mother. William Street to the pumping station ut the sewage disposal plant site; also the so - called Shields valley open channel improvement, Shields valley interceptor, and the Cherry - Monument interceptor. The project is to be financed in large part by a federal grant of $250,000. Plans for the interceptor system were made by Sheppard, Morgan & Schwaab of Alton and Crawford, Murphy, & Tilly of Springfield, the city's consultant engineers on the bond issue sewer projects. Both firms are to participate with Alton public works engineering staff in analyzing the bids. The southside interceptor is one of two interceptor lines required to end Alton's part in river pollution from the dumping of raw sewage. The other is the eastside interceptor still in the planning stage. 8 IF VOU HAVE TROUBLE OUT OF TOWN CALL 6J8-463-8U88 601 Pearl St., Alton, III. Flattop Haircut Helps Boy Hit by Fire Splash 8-Month Fire Loss $90,108, Chief Reports Fire losses in Alton for the first eight months of this year total $90,108.25 as contrasted with $168.640 for the same period last year. The figures were released in a report from Fire Chief Warren Grable to Mayor P. W. Day Friday. Though losses are less the report noted that a total of 432 alarms have been answered thus far this year as compared to 358 through August of last year. This year's eight month losses are the second lowest in the past| five years. In the first months of 1961 losses $67,960 were reported but each of the other five years' losses have been over $100,000 and in 1959 totaled $206,000 by this time of year. A total of 57 runs were made by firemen during August. Fined $30 After Auto Accident An Alton man was fined $30 in Alton police magistrate court this morning on traffic violation and intoxication charges after his car struck a utility pole Friday. Police said the man, William H. Skelton, 43, of 346 Dooley Dr., was driving west on Elm street when his car ran off the road and over a curb, striking the pole, as he rounded a corner. A fresh flattop haircut Edmund Kelly, 5, from saved being more seriously burned Friday when flaming gasoline splashed on his left ear and singed his hair. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kelly, 614 Alby St., he suffered first and second degree burns to his ear when some gasoline caught fire in a jar his father was holding and splashed as he threw the jar away. Kelly was using the gas to prime the carburetor of a car he bought Friday. The gas caught fire when the car backfired. Edmund was taken to Alton Memorial Hospital about 10:30 p.m. Friday when his ear started to swell, his mother said. A doc tor there reported that Edmund's short hair saved him from being more seriously burned, she said. Animal Show Set at Monti Shopping Center GODFREY — The World- Wide Jungle Wonders, a touring animal show, will be at the Monticello Plaza Shopping Center all next week, Monday through Sat urday, it was announced today by Robert Sparlin and Felix Gotsa, of the Shopping Center Assn. Two features of the show will be a wrestling bear and t h e smallest and youngest elephant on tour. Several other animals acts will be featured in the show it was announced. Also featured will be rides for children in elephant drawn wag ons. ON YOUR AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE More Protection — Lower Cost No Membership Fee MILLERS' MUTUAL Of ILLINOIS INSURANCE AUTO • HOMf •USINiSf Gene Davenport Office HO 5-5551 After & p.m. 465-3711 ADULT EDUCATION Alton Senior High School 2200 College Avenue Registration at F. W. OLIN VOCATIONAL BUILDING SEPTEMBER 9-10-11 -12 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Education Means Advancement! Earn your high school diplomas by attending evening classes. Over 70 classes to choose from. Courses offered in (be following areas; Trade — Non-Trade — Business Education Homemaking — Academic — Hobbies Fees Must Be Paid fie/ore Admittance To Class, For further information inquire at the F. W. Olin Vocational Building or Phone HO 2-0093 or HO 6-1755 Mrs. Hodge Challenges Tax Claim WASHINGTON (API—Mrs. Orville E. Hodge has challenged the government's claim that she and her husband, the former Illinois auditor imprisoned for embezzling state funds, owe $2,753,448 in back income taxes and penalties. In a petition filed with the U.S. Tax Court. Mrs. Hodge contends she is not liable for any taxes due in connection with joint returns she said Hodge prepared and filed in 1953, 1954 and 1955. Mrs. Hodge, who is separated from her husband and lives in Ft. Lauderdale. Fla.. said having the SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1963 . —• — Patrolman Resigns at East Alton EAST ALTON - Police Chief Harold Riggins has announced that Patrolman Melvin Lamble has resigned from the East Alton Police Department. Lamble, who has been a patrolman since June 13, told Riggins he was resigning in order to continue his education. Weekly Book Review from City Library taxes and penalties assessed against her is "unwarranted, unjustified, arbitraiy, illegal ani capricious." The government contends Hodge owes additional taxes and penal- By DAVID EARL HOLT Librarian "'Hie Creative Woman," by Dorothy Goldberg The author is Iniquely suited to write on the subject of women and creativity, since she has had a successful career herself as an artist, as well as a well rounded life wifo and mother. She is interested in how you, the house- d wife ("Don't call me a housewife! I'm not the wife of a house, I'm a homemaker!"), can gain a more rewarding life, both in your ties because he diverted $1,397.425 in state funds to his use during home and in your relations with other people. Menard State Prison, was an of-, . ten-mentioned possib'ilitv as (he Ma'-y of Labor and one of our new- Republican candidate for Rover-if Supmno Court Justus ad.... . , , i dresses hcrse f to all women: the nor until he was arrested and a .__ charged with embezzlement of^J 4 . A nf ^ m . c hl state funds. He was convicted in 1956 of stealing $600,000. Estimates of the state's loss ran as high as $1.5 million. Since his release from prison Hodge has lived in Granite City where he works as a clerk in a hardware store operated by his sister. He had stayed 6'i years in prison before Gov. Otto Kernel- ordered his release bcause of ill health. The government contends Mrs. Hodge is liable for the taxes and penalties because her name is on the joint tax returns filed by Hodge. She contends she took no part in preparing the returns. In the petition, Mrs. Hodge also said that she never diverted to her own use state of Illinois warrants and state bank trust funds and therefore should not be assessed conj slant round of diapers, bottles land nursery tears; the wife of a busy man, left to her own devices now that her children have grown and left home: the older woman, past middle age, who still iongs to take part in the world's work. She discusses with candor and sympathy the demands on your time, love and loyalties — and how you can meet them without j slighting anyone too much, in- I eluding yourself. As an antidote jfor this near desperation of being too busy, or not busy enough, she otters this solution: to use the natural instincts you have to "create," rather than destroy: to "create" harmony in a house where there might be chaos; to "create" beauty in a painting or poem, even if the attempt seems rudimentary; to tax fraud penalties. New Troop Formed For Carrollton Girls CARROLLTON — Miss "create" a happier climate and environment outside the home by volunteering your services to the community. Mrs. Goldberg likens your problems with those of the creative artist, who understands what it j means to struggle and fail, to try Karen 1 again and again until he has Roth was elected president of the;found his "authentic signature." new Junior Catholic Daughter; Reading this book, you will find Troop 5 at an organization meet-]in it something you can grasp ing Thursday evening at the homeland hold on to, for it is an earnest of Mrs. Bessie Schnelten. Other land personal piece of writing. officers elected were Miss Marilyn Godar, vice - president; Miss Lois Schnelten, secretary; Miss Carolyn Carmody, treasurer; and Miss Tonya Pranger, reporter. The counsellor is Mrs. Edward Grueter and her assistants are Mrs. Joseph Pranger Jr., Mrs. Joseph Carmody and Mrs. Robert Roth. Members of the new troop are Judy Roth, Tonya Pranger, Mary Alice Grueter, Karen Roth, Carolyn Carmody, Kay Siemer, Mary Alice Hansen, Marilyn Godar and Lois Schnelten. Through its pages shines the author's own example as a woman who has not stopped growing, learning, and questioning, who has managed to fulfill a demanding role as a mother, as the wife of a prominent man and as a leader in community service. "The Creative Woman," invites you, who may be at a temporary pause or stand - still, to look two ways: outward to the world of action and process, and inward to the world of woman's own deep concern and wonder. Highly recommended. BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL! Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday SEPTEMBER 9-10-11 ANY 5 GARMENTS CLEANED and PRESSED Suedes and Formats Not Included 3.98 TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS: MONTICELLO PLAZA GODFREY, ILLINOIS EASTGATE PLAZA EAST ALTON, ILLINOIS COMPLETE EXPERT ALTERATIONS

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