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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

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Three hurt in 2-car crash on Rte. 3 Three persons were seriously injured Monday evening during a two-car collision on Rte. 3 in Wood River. Police said a car, driven by William J. Becker, 26, of Hazelwood, Mo., crossed the centerline and slammed head- on into an • auto driven by Glen Sowell, 52, of Granite City. Becker was taken to Wood River Township Hospital, but immediately transferred to Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. His condition 5s listed as satisfactory. Sowell, and his wife, Muriel, who was a passenger in her husband's auto, were also taken to the Wood River hospital, but were tranferred to Normandy Osteopathic Hospital in Missouri. Police are investigating the accident, and charges, if any, are pending. In another accident in Wood River Monday, cars driven by Stephen P. Kelsall of 7 N. 14th St., Wood River, and Diana L. Bady, 22, of 83 Lincoln, Cottage Hills, collided on Rte. Ill at Charles Street. Police said the Bady auto had stopped on Rte. Ill and was attempting to make a left turn onto Charles, when iier auto was struck from behind by the Kelsall auto. No injuries were reported. Kelsall , was ticketed for driving too fast for Conditions, police said. Dennis R. Arbeiter, 22, of 200 N., 75th St., Belleville, was charged with tjieft under $150 Monday after he attempted to change the price tags on a pair of shoes at K-Mart in Wood RMjr. Security officials at the store said Arbeiter was changing the price from $13.97 to $7.93. Also arrested and charged with theft, was Linda .1. Jones, 21, of Fieldon, who security officials said was acting as a look-ojit for Arbeiter. Both were released on bond following a short stay in the Wood River jail. A total of $60 in cash was stolen from the home of Sandra East, 129 Eaton, in Wood River, police said today. Entry to the house was gained through a bathroom window which had been pried open. A bedroom had: also been ransacked, police said, but nothing other than the money was found missing. A set of tools Was taken from the back porch of a Wood River resident during a burglary Mondayj Police said the tools, valued at $200, were taken from the home of Terry Bruns, 24 Eckland. stolen in holdup More then $800 was stolen in a holdup of the Mid States Finance Co. at 311 Ridge St., In Alton Monday afternoon. Two men entered the firm shortly after 3 p.m. and asked for the "boss." When told that the boss wasn't in the pair quickly moved behind the counter and pointing wliat appeared to be revolvers' at secretary • cashier Miss Norma Dunphy, the pair started searching. When Miss Dunphy looked at the men they grabbed her and informed her not to look at them. After a quick search of a couple of cash drawers and removal of $808.50 from one drawer the men ordered Miss Dunphy into a bathroom and told her not to come out. After waiting a few minutes Miss Dunphy came out of the rest room and called police. A car and tractor collided on the Alby Street bridge near the Alton city limits Monday morning. The collision caused the car to then go down an embankment. Driver of the car, Rodney Wayne Gillson, 16, of 3104 W. Delmar St., was driving north on Alby, and the tractor was heading south when Gillson's car crossed the center line and collided with the tractor. After colliding with the tractor, Gillson's car went down an embankment alongside the road and stopped near the bottom of the ditch. Gillson was charged by police with driving on the left half of a road. Two young men from Iowa were arrested on intoxication charges in Alton early this morning after police found one lying down and the other sitting on a curb in Lincoln Douglas Square. Charged with intoxication were Kenneth Eugen Field, 25, of Harper's Ferry, Iowa and^ank Joseph Bennett, 28, of 4001 Madison St., Sioux City, Iowa. Police said. they found Bennett lying alongside the curbing where Field was seated. Riot guns rust., he says The riot guns can-led in Alton police cars are rusting because of the air conditioning, police chief Rudy Sowders told the city council finance committee Monday night. When committee chairman M a i 11 a n d Timmermiere questioned a $28 bill for an electric trunk lock, Sowders replied that the lock was installed on one squad car so riot guns could be kept in the trunk. The electric lock, controlled by the officer >** driving the car "could be released as the officer leaves the car if they (the riot guns) were needed in an emergency situation," Sowders said. The finance committee also approved a final payment of $10,745 on a pumper truck for the fire department. Delivery of a new $116,000 ladder truck is expected in October. The committee also approved a payment of $11,485 to Municipal Band members for this year's season. Are you a "Mrs. Tired-of-Renting?" 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The year's projected cost of operation is $428,910 over last year's. ( The tax levy to cover the locally-taxable portion of that budget will be passed at the board's next meeting, Sept. 18. / In other action, the board spent $1,144.55 on 25 athletic and physical education items, splitting the business between two sporting goods firms. AREA CODE 618-465-7781 » HOME SAVINGS) Black's Sporting Goods of Alton received $632.65 in bids and J&N Sporting Goods of Breese won $511.90 in business. Piasa Motor Fuels was low bidder for 'both gasoline and oil for the district. For 30,000 gallons of gasoline, Piasa bid 13.5 cents per gallon. Other bidders were Godfrey Oil at 15.5 cents, Langen Oil at 14.6 cents and Standard Oil at 14 cents. Black's Sporting Goods of Alton received $632.65 in bids and J&N Sporting Goods of Breese won $511.90 in business. Piasa Motor Fuels was low bidder for both gasoline and oil for the district. For 30,000 gallons of gasoline, Piasa bid 13.5 cents per gallon. Other bidders were Godfrey Oil at _ 15.5 cents, Langen Oil at 14.6 cents and Standard Oil at 14 cents. For 10,000 gallons of fuel oil, Piasa bid 12.4 cents per gallon. Larigen's bid was 13.55 cents, Godfrey oil bid 13.7 Final MRF show drenched; attendance sets new record By DOUG THOMPSON Telegraph Staff Writer EDWARDSVILLE - The Mississippi River Festival, blessed with good weather for almost all eight weeks of this summer's season, ran afoul of Mother Nature Monday night when a late afternoon thunderstorm dropped more than an inch of rain on the final show. Soaking-wet grass and standing water greeted the 14,500 rock music fans who dared the storm to see "Yes," a British rock group in a show that was rescheduled from earlier in the season. Menacing skies that threatened most of the afternoon finally opened up around 5:30 p.m. with hard rain and high winds, sending water cascading down the "natural amphitheater" of the festival site at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Although more than 14,000 still came despite the rain, which ended only minutes before the show started, festival promoters blamed the weather for ' keeping the crowd far short of the 20,00030,000 expected attendence. Monday night's attendance brought season attendance to 194,000 — more than 50,000 over last year's total and a new record. Gene Haffner, assistant program director said MRF officials were hoping to reach 200,000 total attendance for the season, but gave that idea up when the storm started Monday afternoon. The festival, which must make a strong financial showing this year to assure continued survival, made money on all pop concerts except David Cassidy and Nancy Wilson (a last minute substitute for Ella Fitzgerald). Final figures have not been compiled yet, but the festival scored big on shows like Emerson, , Lake & Palmer (28,000 attendance), the Beach Boy'sy (22,500 attendance) and Rare Earth, (16,600 attendance). The big question for the festival budget will be the Saturday night series of St. Louis Symphony concerts which had increased attendance this year but still may not be enough to show a profit for that category. The Sunday pops series of concerts, featuring guest soloists and conductors with the Symphony, also increased attendance this year and may be able to break .even, according to preliminary budget figures. Final budget accounting for the festival will not be made until the next board of directors meeting of the MRF, Inc. The board meeting will probably be scheduled in September. BROADWAY AT PIASA ALTON, ILLINOIS 62002 Broader coverage and lower cost when when you need it... you've earned it. ^Etna's All-Driver Plan. It's the most popular auto insurance we've ever handled —because it has .something to oft'er just abouunrf/driver. 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In other business, the board hired five teachers for one year each as temporary replacements for teachers who will return, hired five permanent teachers, accepted a coaching resignation, allowed a maternity leave and appointed directors for adult education and special education. The temporary teachers hired and their assignments, all at the junior high school, were: Linda Anderson, common learnings; Melody Clugsten, music; Rodney Margherio, common lear- nings; William Opel, math; and Chris Farrell, business. Hired permanently were Jim Ackman for high school chemistry, Ralph Halemeyer for high school business, Carol Frazier for Bethalto East Elementary, Sharon Clark for sixth grade at Bethalto East and Terry Sitze for sixth grade at Cottage Hills. Baseball coach Carrol Knutson resigned his coaching job, but will stay on as a teacher, and Cheryl Hacke, a junior high teacher, was granted maternity leave. 'Dale Dickerson was appointed adult education director and David Kane will head special education. Alton School Superintendent Boyd Mitchell and three other Illinois school administrators testified last Thursday before a U.S. House committee in Washington and urged more federal funding to ease the "financial plight of public schools in Illinois." Dr. Mitchell said he told the General Subcommittee on Education of the House Education and Labor Committee that the Alton district in the last several years was unable to get sufficient local revenue to meet the increased cost of supplies, salaries and expanded programs. The "general feeling is that real property taxes have carried about as much of the burden as they can" and "a great deal of attention should be given on the national level to give priority to education in the national budget", Mitchell said he and the other Illinois school administrators told the House committee. The committee asked the administrators whether they favored the federal government taking over welfare costs from the states so that more state money could be released for the public schools, Mitchell said. He added that the administrators said they felt this could be a first step in freeing more non property tax funds for education. Mitchell said he told the House committee that the Alton school district had been able to . increase teacher salaries by only 2.6 per cent this fall and that "in all probability we will have to secure additional revenue after we get the vocational building completed .before it can be adequately staffed." Mitchell said one of the administrators told the committee that one northwest Illinois school ditsrict paid Its teachers with scrip last spring. "That's the first time I've heard that being done since the depression, which indicates the financial bind school systems are caught in," Mitchell added. The House committee, chaired by Rep. Roman Pucinski, D-Jllinois, asked the Illinois school administrators what type of federal assistance they would favor, suggesting block grants and financial equalization. Mitchell said he personally felt a combination of funding methods would be best. The Illinois school administrators did not offer any suggestions on how the local property tax could be replaced as a source of revenue for school systems but were asked to testify' before the committee mainly to "establish the need for such additional revenue", Mitchell said. He added, though, that a task force established by Gov. Richard Ogilvie to study school finance has found "there is no form of taxation a majority of people are really for." Besides Mitchell, Illinois school administrators testifying before the House committee in Washington included C. R. Leininger, superintendent of the River Bend School District in Fulton; Olin W. 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