Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 11, 1963 · Page 3
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 11, 1963
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE THREE 01 Protests Stop Removal Light Elimination of stop-go traffic signal lights at its plant entrance in connection with the E. Broadway resurfacing is being protested by Owens-Illinois Glass Co. A remonstrance on behalf of the company, through its attorneys Schlafly, Godfrey & Fitzgerald, has been filed for submission at the Alton City Council meeting tonight. It urges that the existing signal lights, installed a number of years ago at the company's own expense be retained or that an equally safe method for protection of traffic at the Broadway plant entrance be devised. The information said that the existing lights were installed after many traffic accidents to remedy a highly dangerous condition and that their removal would recreate the same hazard conditions, in worsened form, than existed before they were provided. Claim Prior Approval Also averred is that the lights were installed "only after thorough study and with city and state approval." Plans for the E. Broadway improvement, recently approved by the Division of Highways, provide that a channelization arrange ment for control of traffic at the plant entrance be substituted for the signal lights.- No bids lor construction have yet been called. The division of highways is said to regard the signal lights at the plant entrance as illegal under present highway regulations. Broadway is a state route extension. The matter COOKING SCHOOL PLANS Discussing plans for the Telegraph- economics; Anthony Crivello, the util- !„.. liM«,.4«<:« nnnlritir* nnhnnl O wa fnill* Hv'c CdlpG BlmRfVlenr! 1 J»P PilVllP. TV.lfi- Union Electric cooking school are four directors of the project. From the left are Miss Mary Ann Henckler, assistant to Union Electric's director of home ity's sales supervisor; Lee Payne, Telegraph promotion manager; and Miss Ruth Shank, Union Electric's home economics director. of removing the lights was subject of a conference here Monday between state and city engineers and plant officials. The protest letter has come to'the city in the wake of| this conference. Company attorneys have pointed out that Owens-Illinois not only paid for the signal lights at its plant entrance but also those at Washington and Broadway, a half block east of the plant entrance. The Broadway resurfacing project proposes blacktop from Pearl east to Sering Avenue and includes modernization of signal lights at the foot of Washington and at Indiana and Broadway. The channelization proposed at the glass plant entrance would include arrow traffic islands. Seek Vacation of Strip In another communication referred to the council, the Maggos Estate, through its attorneys, seeks to obtain the vacation of a narrow strip of Missouri Avenue at its northerly end, immediately south of E. Broadway. In its letter the law firm, Wagner, Conner, Ferguson, Bertrand & Baker says the vacation would make possible a lease agreement by its clients that would bring a new business to Alton which would give the city new income from both real estate and sales taxes, A map attached to the letter shows that the vacation would close off the north end of Missouri Avenue, which is the easternmost street in East End Place. Asked by the property owners is that a strip of Missouri Avenue be vacated to afford connection between their two lots, one on the west, the other on the east side of Missouri Avenue. The street section concerned is described as immediately south of Broadway and north of the north line of the right of way of the New York Central System. The street area sought, the applicants point out, is presently unimproved and is not used for traffic. Boy Hurts Wrist In Fall From Bike A 14-year-old Godfrey area boy suffered a pulled muscle in the left wrist as the result of falling from his bicycle Monday afternoon. Richard Voorhees, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Voorhees, Rte. 4, Godfrey had a cast placed on his wrist Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital. Car Wires Burned Out Godfrey firemen responded to a cull at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday at U.S. Rtes. 67-111 to quell a fire in the wiring system of a car owned by Wayne Burnett, Rte. 1, Shipman. The wiring system of Burnett's '57 Buicik was burned out, firemen reported. Monticello Faculty Confers Monticello College during 196364 has the greatest opportunity to make it the most outstanding year in her 128-year history, Dr. Duncan Wimpress, president, told the annual faculty conference Monday at Pere Marquette Park. Following the president's talk, other members of the staff, gave reports and the faculty participated in a two-hour registration workshop. The conference is an annual affair before the opening of classes at the college. Preparatory classes began Tuesday and the junior college is scheduled to be- in sessions Friday. Wimpress said Monticello is closer than ever to the goals set out in a program for progress established four years ago as a guide. Each of the five basic goals of the program was reviewed. The first, the goal of establishing a "distinguished" faculty, has been reached, Wimpress asserted. The second, building a "distinguished" student body, is o n e that must remain a challenge to each faculty member each year, he said. "Only at the end of the year can the evaluation of the student be made." A third goal, building a "distinguished" campus, has been reached, Wimpress said, and it is continually being expanded. He pointed to a $300,000 dormitory renovation and the opening of Hatheway Hall, the latter representing the largest building project ever undertaken by Monticello. Boots and Saddle Club to Stage Ribbon Show Sunday Illinois Boots and Saddle Club will stage an Open Ribbon Horse Show Sunday at 1 p.m. on its Harris Lane grounds, one mile west of Cloverleaf Golf Course on Fosterburg Road. The public may participate or come** as spectators, a club spokesman said. No seating is available. Fourteen classes will be set up for participants, with seven junior classes, age 15 and under; and seven senior classes for age 16 and over. A high point trophy will be awarded at the end of the day. Judge for the day will be Paul Wheeler of Pearl, 111. Chairman of the event is Roger Wade, Edwardsville, and assistant chairman is John Schilling, Bethalto PTA Plans Meeting The Mark Twain Grade Schoo PTA will have a get-acquaintec session at the school at 7:15 p.m. next Tuesday. At this session a tentative budget will be presented. The executive committee met last night. City Plan Group OK?s Subdividing The City Plan Commission recommended resubdividing of three lots and also the vacating o£ an alley in a meeting Tuesday afternoon. The commission approved t h e )reliminary plat of three lots in ^ampert's subdivision in an area Bounded by Wallace, Central, and It. Joseph Streets. Frank Yinger, who submitted he plat, told the group he will )ui!d a two-family duplex on each ot with each building costing $25,300. An application requesting the •acating of an alley behind the LaPelle Shell Service Station, 2600 E. Broadway, by the Shell Co. was approved. New Service Officer At Alton State The Veterans Service of the Illinois Department of Mental Health Tuesday announced the appoint ment of Frank H. Davis, 4102 Shirley Drive, Belleville, as hos pital service officer for Alton State Hospital. He succeeds Donald W. Can Be Good Samaritans Local Doctors Like Protection By DON FRITZ Telegraph Staff Writer A sampling of area physicians and surgeons showed overwhelming favor wilh Illinois' new "Good Sfimajitan" law which protects doctors against law suits in accident emergency cases. Although Madison County Medial Society officials report that liey know of no malpractice suits aving been successful in this rea, in California, where mat jractice litigation has become a nulli-million-dollar annual busi- less, doctors have become in Rile; who held the position more than two years. Riley is to be trans ferred late this month to Kanka kee State Hospital. As hospital service officer Davis, a graduate of the Univer sity of Illinois, will supervise th affairs of veterans at the hos pital who have benefits comin from the state or federal govern ment. This is an example of the kind of incident which results in malpractice suits, says an Alton pediatrician. 1 Doctors who give service under emergency conditions are usually far away from aseptic surrounding, and arc working without proper equipment or the patient's medical history. The chances for error are greatly increased. "A doctor is expected to be ex pert," "the pediatrician said, "if a layman treats a fracture he is not in danger of being sued. It practice. If I gave the same treat-] Samaritan could be sued tot reasingly afraid to act as Good has been y™ rs since ! . troalcd a ment, I could be sued, simply because I am a doctor." "Also." he continued, "doctors feel that, the patient should have a choice of who treats them. If the patient is unconscious, doctors who operate or give treatment, could be sued because the patient had not given his permission. The new law signed by Gov. Otto Kerner changes this." When ii patient is given emergency treatment he is advised to consult his own physician f o r further care. If he does not do so >amaritans. Doctors have driven by highway accidents in which there were inured because of the threat of such iuits. A recent American Medical Assn. survey revealed that about )ne in every seven doctors prac icing in the United States has been sued for malpractice. In New York, Maine, Arizona and he District of Columbia, the ratio s one in five; in California, it :s ono in four. An Alton physician, who said he practiced in California in the L950's said that the situation got so bad that he said he would 'think a second time whether to stop at an accident scene, or go on my merry way." Readers Digest reports that an Illinois physician, coming upon a bad smashup on the highway, spent most of the night saving the lives of four drunks who were seriously injured. Three weeks later his reward came in the form of a legal notice that he was being sued for malpractice on the grounds of neglect. The doctor eventually won the case, but it cost him heavily in time away from his practice, in worry, in unfavorable publicity and in out-of-pocket expenses. fracture, and I am quite out of abandonment of the case. The new Illinois law was sponsored and supported by the Illinois State Medical Society, and is similar to recent California legislation which reads: "No person licensed under this chapter, who in good faith renders emergency care at the scene of the emergency, shall be liable for an civil damages as a result of any acts or omissions by such person in rendering the emergency care." More than 15 states now have similar legisla- and complications set in, the GoodUion. Future plans on the campus call for construction of a new dormitory and relocation of present dining areas. The fourth goal, establishing a "distinguished" curriculum has also been reached, Wimpress said, and the fifth, establishing a "distinguished" institution, has nearly been completed. A mark of the latter is the national recognition that Monticello is attaining, Wimpress said. He added that the progress made in the past four years toward reaching the goals was the result of "enthusiastic teamwork." Firemen Answer 2 Calls Tuesday Firemen were called out twice Tuesday, the first time at 3:26 p.m. to extinguish a storage shed fire behind Tug's Tavern, 3815 College Avenue. At 7:45 p.m. they quelled a railroad tie fire near the Air Reduction Sales Co., 2909 E. Broadway Flames from the ties had report edly ignited some surrounding weeds. YOUR PHARMACIST A MAN "IN THE KNOW" FHEE Delivery ZIKE Pharmacy B27 E. Airline Dr. H.ll. Dial 25B-22H3 WE DO OUR OWN FINANCING AT SLACK FURNITURE and APPLIANCE CO. 203 W. 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