Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 18, 1963 · Page 1
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Inside: EDITORIAL PAGE 4 OBITUARY PAGE 7 FAMILY PAGE 10 COMICS PAGE 14 SPORTS PAGE 1« TELEVISION .... PAGE 19 CLASSIFIED PAGE 20 MARKETS PAGE 20 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years CLOUDY THURSDAY Low 60, High 85 'Complete Weather, Page 8) Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVttl, No. 209 ALTON, ILL., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1963 24 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press, STOREYLAND WITH STOREY Caught Between Alton, Godfrey Subdividers Squirm in Sidewalk Squeeze By JACK BARBAN Telegraph Staff Writer A half-dozen Godfrey subdi- viders, caught between opposing regulations of Alton and Godfrey Townships, are seeking a change in an ordinance compelling them to construct sidewalks. The subdividers and their representatives appeared before the City Plan Commission Tuesday to make the request. The sidewalk issue has been bouncing between the plan commission and city council for the past several years. The city council last week handed the issue back to the plan commission when it voted to uphold the sidewalk requirement in subdivisions within 1 Ms-miles of t he city limits. The area of disagreement arises around Godfrey Township 1 which will not accepl the maintenance of sidewalks as its responsibility. Maintenance would fall upon the individual homeowner. The subdividers maintain the suburban residents do not want the sidewalks, but the city ordinance requires the builders to construct the walks and then the cost is passed on to the home- buyer. No Money It was pointed out to the plan commission Godfrey Township does not have the money to maintain the sidewalks and will not accept them if they are built. Harry Holladay, Godfrey Township Road Commissioner, has stated the township will not accept a street in a subdivision that contains a sidewalk, Ronald Mottaz, township attorney, told the plan commission yesterday. Holladay has said, "Godfrey Township does not have the money to keep up sidewalks and will not assume liability of them," Mottaz reported. Several of the larger subdi- viders who build in the Godfrey Township, but come under the Alton ordinances for construction of the homes, requested the plan commission to eliminate the ordinance. Say It Creates 'Mont' The builders said the enforce merit of the measure is unjust and creates a I'/z-mile "moat" around the city in which a builder must put in sidewalks that go nowhere. Homer Adams, addressing the plan commission Tuesday said, "The people in the subdivisions don not want the sidewalks and Godfrey Township does not want the builder to build them. "The builders are not trying to get by on low standards. The builders erect houses and furnish streets and curbs that are above standards and the building of sidewalks in an area where they are not needed places the builder at an disadvantage. Bruce Quackenbush, attorney for John Storey, commented, "It places the builder in the I'/a-mile area in a situation where he must follow ordinances of Alton, although the city has no interest out there." Quackenbush added, "If t h e city would let the builders in this area follow standards set by the county, the situation would be improved." At Mayor's Suggestion At the suggestion of Mayor P. W. Day and members of the plan commission, Quackenbush will draft a proposed amendment to the ordinance and present it next Tuesday it the plan commission meeting. It was recommended that the proposal eliminate sidewalks in subdivisions except along arterial roads. The sidewalk issue was brought to the front as the result of Storey's attempt to obtain approval of a plat for Storeyland Addition No. 2. The original Storeyland and Addition No. 1 was approved without sidewalks. The larger subdividers from Godfrey Township, Robert Glazebrook, Gene Gelzinnis, Frank Hanoi, Joe Smith, Frank Springman, Adams and Storey attended the meeting along with Alton Alderman Newell Allen, and Clifford Krug, Godfrey Township Supervisor. John Storey, developer of subdivi- need for sidewalks began when Storey sions in the Alton area, stands in the sought Alton approval to build another street of his Godfrey project known as subdivision without sidewalks, as he had Storeyland No. 1. The big debate over done in the subdivision shown here. Godfrey Petitions to Buy Alton Water Co. Hard Rain Follows Hurricane By JIM KULP Telegraph Staff Writer A petition to take over the Alton Water Co. has been filed by Godfrey Township with the Illinois Commerce Commission, bringing to five the number of actions surrounding the be- leagured utility. Filed by township attorney Ronald Mottaz, the petition requests that Godfrey Township be allowed to intervene in the petition of the city of Alton for permission to acquire the water company, filed early last July. The Godfrey petition said the township consists of about 12,000 residents served solely by the Alton Water Co. and that approval of Alton's petition "will remove the safeguards now enjoyed by the residents ... from being charged excessive and discriminatory rates." Alton, the petition alleged, "has previously evidenced its discriminatory practice against In Return Chute Bowling Ball Mashes Hand A temporarily immovable object and irresistible force, in the shape of two bowling balls clack- Ing together, mashed Wilbur Smith's left hand Tuesday morning. "Maybe I should have used a catcher's mitt," Smith said. A cleanup man at Bowl Haven, the 25-year-old Smith said he was removing bowling balls from the return chute when the accident happened. "I was picking up one ball when another ball rolled down and hit me," Smith said. At Alton Memorial Hospital, where Smith went for treatment, his left little finger was found to have been broken and his hand was otherwise bruised. The entire hand was placed in a cast. Smith said he didn't know how far the irresistible force — the rolling ball, that is — traveled Sager Trial Is Put to Oct. 10 For Jury of 12 The trial on a charge of obscenity filed against Alton pharmacist Fred Sager was continued until Oct. 10 today after the defendant's attorney requested a jury of 12 persons. Only six jurors had been summoned a few minutes after the trial opened this morning in the court of Wood River Justice of the Peace William Hubbard. Sager's attorney, Emerson Baetz, told the court that under the criminal code a defendant in such a case is entitled to a 12 man jury and the right to challenge such jurors. After a conference with Assistant State's Attorney Merle Bassett, who is prosecuting, the case was continued until 10 a.m., Oct. 10. Then, it was pointed out, 24 potential jiu'ors will be present, giving both sides the right to a possible challenge of six' jurors each. before it struck his hand. Harold Luly, one of the owners of the bowling ball establishment, said the average bowling ball, made of hard rubber or plastic material, weighs 16 pounds. Smith lives at 718 Washington Ave., Alton. Negroes Ready For Montgomery March MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) An integration leader says Negroes from across the nation are ready to march on , the state capital "even if our blood flows in the streets." The Rev. Fred Shuttles worth, in an inter/lew Tuesday, said Gov. George Wallace nor anyone ;lse could stop the march. Shuttlelsworth said it's definite that Negroes will march to protest a church bombing in Birmingham Sunday which left four >Jegro girls dead. He said no details of the inarch have been decided. TODAY'S CHUCKLE How wealthy we would all be if we lived the year 'round the way we do the first week after a vacation. (O 1963, General Features Corp.) Godfrey Township residents by charging those . . . residents connected into the Alton Sewerage System twice the fee charged Alton residents." Cites Powers The petition said that Godfrey Township has both the power of condemnation and the power to purchase a water works system by virtue of state statutes. Requesting that Alton's petition be denied, and that the case —scheduled to be heard by the ICC on Sept. 25 in Springfield- be continued, Godfrey Township asks two alternatives. One is that thejtownship have an opportunity to enter into negotiations with the Alton Water Co. for the purpose of all or a portion of their properties. The second is that the township, in connection with the township utility board, be authorized to take, by the exercise of the right of eminent domain, "all or at least that portion of the properties of the Alton Water Co. located outside of the c-Tporale limits of the city of Alton." Partly in Godfrey The pettier said that a portion of cho .uvperties sought to be acquired by the right of eminent domain by the city of Alton - is located in Godfrey Township. In addition to the two petitions to acquire the water company, other actions facing the utility are: 1. A strike by Laborers Local 218, now in its 10th day. 2. An appeal of the water company from an ICC ruling granting a 23 per cent increase in water rates instead of the 41 per cent hike which the company had requested. 3. A petition for rehearing to be filed Thursday by rate objectors from the Fourth District Appellate Court's ruling allowing a rebate of no more than $270,000 to water users. The •lal rebate originally requested would have come to $465,000. Mother of 3 Sentenced To 1-3 Years in Prison EDWARDSVILLE-A 22-year- old Granite City woman, mother of three children, was sentenced to a term of 1 to 3 years in the state reformatory after pleading guilty today in circuit court to armed robbery. . Mrs. Josephine- Nicola entered her guilty plea late this morning before Circuit Judge Harold R. dark, who imposed sentence, but granted the defendant time until Oct. 15 to arrange for care of her children before reporting to begin serving the sentence. Mrs. Nicola was jointly indict ed on the charge with James Ed ward Jackson, 18, who pleaded guilty May 13 and subsequently was granted probation. The pair had been charged with obtaining $110 from Hazel Cline in a holdup last Jan. 24 at a confectionery at Granite City. How the United Fund Stands Today (Related Picture on Page 8) TEAM Carpenters ' Cement Finishers Steamfitters Interior Decorators Plumbers Iron Workers Teamsters Glaziers Bricklayers Electricians Operating Engineers SUPERINTENDENT Robert S. Minsker Sid E. Cahoon George Phillips Mrs. Harry.Mondhiok Joe Victor William Fisher R. F. Judson John Paul Dr Gaines Smith John Dippel Al Barnerd CARDS GAUDS GOAL SELECTED REPORTED $11,780 10,514 10,714 13,200 101415 10,693 10,706 12,200 ' 10,158 10,830 10,000 117 112 136 125 111 121 99113 119 107 374 57 23 23 29 23 14 17 30 17 15 24 $120,000 1,534 272 . BEAUMONT, Tex. (AP)—Dying hurricane Cindy, stalled over this southeast Texas industrial area^ set off cloudbursts 'that measured almost two feet today. Widespread flooding sent hundreds of persons ' fleeing thefr homes to higher ground, many of them rescued by trucks and boats. Cindy struck the Texas coast with winds up to 80 miles an hour Tuesday but almost immediately lost its force. It was centered north of Houston today, retaining no damaging winds but dumping massive rainfall. D e w e y v i 11 e, Tex., north of Orange, reported 22.76 inches of rain by late morning. 18-Inch Rain Latest reports show Orange with 18 inches and Beaumont with 15. Torrents also jKJ^red^dpwft^ on the southwest corner of Louisiana tapering into steady, soaking rains. Cindy is decaying slowly due to a large portion of the circulation still over the Gulf of Mexico," said a Weather Bureau advisory. The bureau predicted the hurricane — now reduced to the status of a tropical storm—would ease northward at 5 m.p.h. or less. .All Beaumont schools opened to house flood refugees. Water lapped into many Beaumont stores and homes, and each passing rescue truck set up waves which caused more water damage. Big trucks rolled through water up to their radiator caps to move 325 persons to higher ground from Beaumont's West Side during the night. An Air Force truck carried six families menaced by rising waters from their homes in the Green Acres and Fannett communities near Port Arthur. Evacuation The Red Cross and Civil Defense workers reported 100 persons evacuated from homes in Orange County, just east of here. Orange is the county seat. J. Cullen Browning, editor of Orange Leader, said the county was converted into "virtually an inland sea." Pat Wortman, Red Cross disaster chairman, said flooding occurred in all parts of Beaumont, a city of 120,000. Only high-wheeled trucks could travel in much of the area. About 3,600 persons fled their homes in Texas before Cindy hit and 10,000 were warned to flee in Louisiana. Less than an hour lat er, Civil Defense officials said the main blows of Cindy were over and they could leave their shelters. Several waterspouts — seago ing tornadoes — were sighted later in the day in the hurricane area but caused no known dam age. Two small children, Linda and Jesse Gregg, 12 and 10 years old, were missing for a time during the night after they rode their bicycles to a store. They 'later were found safe under a bridge. Says Women are Part Of Total Work Force CHICAGO (AP)—Working women must be considered a part of the nation's total work force rather than one of the causes of unemployment, Esther Peterson, assistant secretary of labor, said today. "To substract the 23 million working women from the labor force would not solve our unemployment problem but (would) create instant havoc," Mrs. $30,988.00 Peterson said. UN Panel Urges Study Of Buddhist Treatment TOTAL PLEDGED $4,723.00 3,194.00 2,336.00 3,346.00 2,485.00 1,965,00 2,066.00 3,390.00 2,011.00 2,041.00 3,431.00 WADE THROUGH FLOOD BEAUMONT, Tex.— Mrs. Bill Har- he could watch the boy. Grover Jones, rell of Beaumont carries her sick son, 36, carries Christy Harrell, 4. (AP Brent, 9 weeks, to a truck after they Wirephoto) were evacuated to her doctor's house so Georgia College Integrated Quietly VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP)—Racial barriers fell without incident at Valdosta State College in this south Georgia city. Two Negroes, Drewnell Thomas, 17, and Robert Pierce, 18, both of Valdosla, Tuesday joined more than 300 white freshmen at the state-supported college. Diem Claims Victory SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP)—A communique from the South Viet Nam government said today . it had scored a major victory Monday against Communist Viet Cong infiltrators at Long An — just 10 miles southwest of Saigon. The communique said 122 Viet Cong were killed and 2\ captured. It reported eight government soldiers killed and 31 wounded. Newsmen were shown stacks of weapons captured from the Viet Cong, but no bodies. The government normally displays bodies of enemy dead to visiting newsmen following major engagements. Hot Issues Facing General Assembly By TOM HOGE Associated Press Staff Writer The U.N.'s powerful Steering Committee recommended today that the question of treatment of Buddhists in South Viet Nam be placed before the current session of the General Assembly. The 21-fiation committee took the action after hearing Ceylonese and Indonesian delegates declare that the situation in South Viet Nam has become a matter of international concern. The committee was acting on the more than 80 items on the assembly's agenda. African Question It approved placing South Africa's racial segregation policies on the agenda despite an objection from that country. Before the assembly is a request from a special U.N. committee that the assembly and the Security Council consider without delay expulsion of South Africa from the United Nations because of its refusal to abandon its racial policies. It also called on U.N. members to carry out penalties against South Africa suggested by the assembly last year. These include an arms embargo, a petroleum embargo and an end to foreign investment in South Africa. The 11-nation special committee of Asian, African and Latin- American nations was established last year to review South Africa's racial policies. Its report was submitted to the assembly shortly before the U.N.'s Steering Committee met to draw up an agenda for the 18th General Assembly session. Uachv Quarrels African racial quarrels took top billing, along with the Buddhist conflict in South Viet Nam and the question of Red Chinese admission to U.N. membership. The powerful 21-nation Steering Committee had an agenda of more than 80 items. It was expected to approve all controversial questions for debate during the session. The assembly opened Tuesday on a spark of hope generated by the limited nuclear test-ban treaty. But the first meeting was full viet flock, seized the initiative and issued a surprise call for assembly debate on giving Red Chna the U.N. seat held by Nationalist China. The Soviet Union had been ex- pcted to make the proposal despite its ideological dispute with Peking. The Russians made clear, however, they will support the demand for seating Red China, even though it came from Albania, Peking's ally in the party dispute. Outcome of the China debate is expected to follow last year's pattern when the assembly rejected a Soviet proposal to oust Formosa and seat Peking. The vote was 56 to 42 with 12 abstentions. Interruption The opening meeting, usually a routine ceremony devoted to the election of an assembly president and other officers, was jolted when 11 young demonstrators Durst into the hall, shouting, running down the aisles and scatter- ng anti-Castro pamphlets. Some jot to the front of the speaker's platform before thoy were col- ared and ushered out of the chamber. The interruption came as the Ill-nation assembly was electing officers for the Trusteeship Committee. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko, U.S. Ambassador Adai E. Stevenson and other leading diplomats attended the glitter- ng opening at which Carlos Sosa- Flodriguez, 51-year-old lawyer from Venezuela, was elected assembly president. Before the session Stevenson paid a 90-minute call on Gromyko at the Soviet mission and later expressed hope the assembly debates would be kept free of cold ivar polemics that have predominated in previous years. of surprises. Albanian, black sheep of the So- 3",}" po 0 ° 23.3! DATA AT THE DAM 8u.m.temperature Yesterday's today 64". high 87°. low 65°. River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. None. Charged With Sale to Minors Tavernman, 2 Teen Boys Arrested in Raid • A tavern owner and two teenagers entered pleas of innocent this morning after police arrested all three Tuesday night and charged the tavern owner with selling liquor to minors. Louis Marmino, proprietor of Leo and Louie's Lounge, Ridge Street at Broadway, was released on a $200 appearance bond posted in the court of Police Magistrate George Roberts. The youths arrested were Rob- ory Schiernieier, 19, of 1419 Liberty St.; and David Lee Matteson, 19, of 1917 Central Ave. They each posted $200 bonds and were released. A trial has been set for Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. in magistrate's court. Police arrested the youths Tuesday night after finding them in the bar. From 8 Sides Officers John R. Parker, Raymond Galloway, and Ron Cowan entered the tavern through different doors, one from the back, one from the side and one trom the front. AK Galloway entered, police reported, he observed a youth sitting in the rear taking a drink of beer. Gull"way asked the youth for identification and he procured an Illinois driver's license identifying him as Robert D. Schiernieier, 19. Police held a glass oi dralt beer as evidence. Officer Cowan observed another youth pouring beer from a bottle into a glass and drinking from the glass, police said. This youth produced a driver's license identifying him as David Matteson, 19. An attorney representing Marmino asked Schiernieier if he had purchased the beer at Leo and Louie's and the youth stated he had nut — but had entered lu buy a pizza and sat at a table, pi-lici- .said. He was accompanied by a girl companion. Said He Was Waiting Police said Schiernieier stated that while he was waiting for the waitress to take his order he decided to drink the glass of beer which he said was left on the table by another customer whom he did not know. Police said Schiernieier stated he was sitting there 10 ' minutes before drinking from the glass of beer. His companion was drinking a coke. Officer Parker asked Matteson if he had purchased the beer there, and Matteson admitted that he did. police said. The youths were charged with violation of the alcoholic- beverage section chapter of Alton City Code, 1961, which states that minors should not patronize, frequent or loiter in any establishment deriving its principal business from the sale of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises. •1

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