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Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 18, 1963
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1 WO ALTON EVEiNlNG TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY. SEi'l EM HER 18, Ottto/rom U.4. VMUWt* Unlfi Thvrtrioy Figvm Jhow Low Sixth Street Project Wants to Push Paving Job PARTLY CLOUDY, MILD Rain is due Wednesday night in Gulf coast, central Plains and central Plateau. Showers arc due in Tennessee valley and upper Great Lakes westward through northern Plains and into northern Plateau, in southern Plateau and southern Pacific coast area while light Would Relocate Owens Entrance Moving of the Owens-Illinois, local of Flint Glass Workers Glass Co. vehicle entrance on .Union are objecting. E. Broadway to the foot of! Day said that state engineers \vill average 4-8 degrees Washington Avenue has been suggested by state highway department engineers as a means of simplifying the traffic signal- Public Works Director Paul A. ' Lew has requested permission of thr Division of Highways to call' bids for the pavement of the W. Hth Sreet extension on Oct. 7. j The state highway department' has approved plans and specifi- ' cations for the MFT paving im-: provement. but conditioned a bid ca!J on assurance all right-of-way had been cleared. i Clearing of the last piece of' | right-of-way was arranged Tues-! day afternoon when Mayor P. W.! Day approved award of a S3.£00 contract to LaRoss Wrecking Co. to raze a former store building .at 5?1 Belle St. ! ' The building stands on proper-1 ty recently acquired by the cityj i to perfect the planned W. 6th ex- j i tension between Piasa and j i Belle Streets. Its removal is nee-! jessary so part of the lot may bei 'used for the pavement of the j i ; street extension. ! Alton and vicinity — Generally The contract with the LaRoss : fair with little chance in tern- Co. was worked out yesterday; perature tonight. Low tonight (50 by the public works director in to 65. Thursday partly cloudy with cooperation with Alderman J. P. the high in the mid 80s. McLauehlin chairman of the al- idermanic streets committee. Extended Forecast ] Lenz said that signing of the .... . _ . i contract with LaRoss was expect-j Southern lllinois-Temperatuies ^ t(xjay and that on its execu .| he will send a copy to the! drizzle is due along parts of north Atlantic coastal area. It will be cooler in northern and central Plains and central and southern Plateau and slightly warmer in parts of Pacific coastal region and north Atlantic coastal area. (AP Wirephoto Map) W eatherF orecast regard the independent entrance : normal through Monday with only; signal lights as illegal. They:minor day-to-day changes. Thri suggest as an alternative that!normal high is in the upper 70s the vehicle entrance to the plantl no rthwest to the low 80s south- light problem on E. Broadway. | be moved east to Washington ! e ast. The normal low ranges from The suggestion has been made j so that one set of lights at that the mid 50s north to the low 60.-: to Mayor P. \V. Day, and he| intersection could control all traf-: southeast. Precipitation will aver-1"°" egl has referred it to the city's pro- j fie movements, including those ! a g 0 ! 2 inches occurring as show-' 531 nz ' ject engineer, C. H. Sheppard, > in and out of the glass plant, jers or thundershowers Thursday for study and a report. I Owens-Illinois paid for both or Friday. Under plans for the E. Broad-1 the signal lights at its plant en i Division of Highways. | The LaRoss Co. has agreed to! start work immediately on the; removal of the building, and it 1 i was expected the demolition! would begin tomorrow or Friday, i way resurfacing, a motor fuel tax project, the Division of Highways has proposed eliminating automatic signal lights at the present plant entrance, a half block west of Washington Avenue. Owens-Illinois, and Alton trance and at the foot of Washington Avenue when they were installed many years ago. Plans for the E. Broadway resurfacing from Pearl to Sering were approved recently by the state highway department. Driver Charged After Multiple Auto Accident James O. Meisenheimer, 31, of 508 Condit St., was arrested Tuesday after his car struck the rear of another automobile and pushed it into two other cars stopped for a traffic light. The multiple collision was in the 3200 block of E. Broadway pains, police said, and was treated at Alton Memorial Hospital and released. A passenger in Menseiheimer's car, Miss Carolyn Wheeler, 22, of 628 Sheppard St., was arrested and charged with intoxication, police said. at the Chessen Lane stoplight, No other injuries were report . Alton police said. Meisenheimer | ed by police was charged with a traffic violation and intoxication. Two cars, stopped for the traffic light were operated by Hertha M. Kruckeberg, Rte. 1, Moro, and Loren B. Corrigan, 212 -Luella, Godfrey. The car struck by Meisenheimer's car was driven by Robert R. Klaus, 2414 Judson St. He complained of neck and arm Would Divide City Job Mayor P. W. Day is conferring with City Counsellor J. W. Hoefert on a proposed ordinance ' which would separate the duties of city license and health inspector from those of the sanitation superintendent. The dual position of sanitation superintendent and license inspector is now held by Leo Fitzgerald, and the proposal of separating the duties of the posi tion has come up at this time because of Fitzgerald's illness, and uncertainty just how soon he will be able to return to his job. Mayor Day said today that he feels the process of issuing and collecting licenses is too cumbersome, and should be simplified. He has in mind that the license phase could be transferred to the city treasurer's department. It was his plan to discuss the question further with Hoefert today. The combination of sanitation and license inspector dates back to a 1942 ordinance. A combination of some of the city jobs was made at that time because ow the difficulty of finding help during World War II. Prior to leaving office a year ago last spring, former City Manager Graham W. Watt told a Telegraph representative he was working on a plan to break up the odd combination ol licens ing and sanitation division activities, and set up a separate arrangement to handle the city license work, possibly putting it under the city finance depart menl. He left Alton before his planned rearrangement was t,ei up. Mayor Day said that he has a somewhat similar Idea, but also wants to make issuance and en forcement of city licenses less complicated, City licensee, except those on dogs, are on a calendar yeas' basin. On so-called business licenses and many other special licenses it involves billing and collection enforcement and in maw Instances inspections. I Buddhist Writes Protest in Blood PARIS (AP) — In a protest against the South Viet Nam re gime, a Buddhist sliced himseli with a dagger Tuesday and with his own blood wrote a letter to the United Nations. Nguyen Thang Thai, who identified himself as secretary-general of the International Buddhist Federation, ceremoniously cut himself before a crowd of 300 in a Paris park. He inflicted a superficial one- inch gash in his chest. An aide collected the blood in a cup. Dipping a brush into the blood, Thai wrote in large Vietnamese characters: "In the name of the Vietnamese people, we denounce the crimes committed by the Ngo Dinh Diem government and demand an outright condemnation of the violation of human rights in South Viet Nam." Water Co. and Union to Meet At 1 Thursday Representatives of Laborers Local 218 and the Alton Water Co. will met at 1 p.m. Thursday in the offices of the Water Co. in an effort to reach an agreement in the 10-day-old strike. The meeting was originally scheduled for 10 a.m. Federal Mediator Samuel Johns will also attend the meeting. Operation of the pumping plant by four supervisory personnel is continuing as the 15 members of the Local 41 of the Oprating Engineers refuse to cross the picket line. The laborers went on strike Sept. 9 when negotiations broke down over the issue of work clothes. The laborers are seeking to have work clothes furnished by the company. Other items include wages and vacations. School Aid Claims Amended Downward SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — State aid claims by 1,488 Illinois public school districts have been amended from $182,149,582 to $174,720,800, State School Supt. Ray Page certified Tuesday. A four per cent reduction was made after actual attendance figures were available. The original figure, was based on estimates of average daily attendance filed by schools in January. On the basis of first estimates, half of the claims had been paid to schools. The amended balance will be paid in six monthly installments. Glass Cuts Leg of Woman Shopper; Surgery Needed When a dog's leash became entangled with a carton of soda water at a neighborhood grocery Tuesday, a bottle was broken and a tendon was cut in the leg of Mrs. Joseph Kowalchik. Mrs. Kowalchik of Napa, Calif., here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Estrada of 1923 Orchard Blvd., Alton underwent surgery at Alton Memorial Hospital Tuesday evening shortly after the accident. The tendon behind Mrs. Kowal chik's left ankle was cut so deeply that it had to be sutured and the leg was placed in a cast, Mrs. Estrada said this morning. Mrs. Kowalchik's husband is employed by Lockheed Aircraft Co., and is working temporarily at Cape Canavaral, Fla. Mrs. Kowalchik came here to permit her parents to see her new baby, Glennon Robert, five months old, Mrs. Estrada said. No Proposals Bids on the project of razing the building at 521 Belle! were originally called for open-j ing last Wednesday, but no proposals were received. City Council then authorized emergency action by Mayor Day to negotiate on having the work done. Speedy action was needed on the demolition project so that a paving contract can be awarded in time for the pavement to be constructed this fall. The street extension and pavement is to afford a new route for entry and egress from the downtown business district. The demolishment job, said Lenz, has some difficult features, chief of which is to sever the existing structure from the wall of an adjacent building. Rights BiU Taking Shape In the House WASHINGTON (AP)—A tough civil rights bill was taking shape in the House Civil Rights subcommittee today although several key decisions are still to be made. After months of hearings and weeks of closed discussions the subcommittee has put together a bill that is even stronger in some respects than the seven-part measure requested by President Kennedy. The big question at the moment, however, is what the subcommittee will do about the administration's proposal for a ban on racial discrimination in places of public accommodation, regarded by many Negro leaders as the heart of the bill. The proposal, which faces heavy Republican opposition, was put aside while the subcommittee worked on the other sections, but Tuesday it ran out of other sections. In a busy session it gave tentative approval to the remaining four provisions and is sched tiled to finally come to grips with the public accommodations title today. Another big decision that may be made today is whether to add a fair employment practices provision to the bill. Kennedy did not ask for it but a separate bill has been readied and it will be offered as an amendment to the bill. WE TAKE PLEASURE IN Announcing THAT Michael Cleary Registered Pharmacist Is Now Associated With Us. Mr. Michael Cleary 'd I'hunnurisl Now 4 Full Time Registered Pharmacists To Serve You FOSTER DRUG STORE Prescription Service 230 E. Broadway Phone 465-2585 28 Killed As Train Hits Bus SAUNAS, Cnllf. (AP)-A speed- Ing freight train shattered a makeshift bun Jammed with Mexican field workers Tuesday, killing 28 and injuring 35 In the worst vehicle Hccldenl In California history. At least six of the injured were reported in critical condition today. The 2Stli victim died hours a tier the crash at Monterey County Hospital. Bodies were strewn for hajf a mile along .both sides of the (rack after Ihe crash at a farm rond crossing near* the town of Chualnr, eight miles south of Salinas. "Bodies just flew all over the plow," said Tony Vasquez, 29. He was working in a nearby lettuce field find saw the converted truck ripped into pieces. Vnscjuez called •the California Highway Put ml and then went buck to do what he could. "Two of those men died in my firms," he said. , "One Ixxly was hooked under the engine," said Coroner Chris- toplu'f Hill Jr. "Shoes, hats, and cutting knives were all around. Everywhere you could hear the Injured moaning." Twenty-two died by the tracks. Others died as 15 ambulances rushed them to three Salinas hospitals. The workers were returning from a celery field to the Earl i Meyers. Co. labor camp near Sa| Una's, ion miles south of San ! Francisco. ! They rode on (our board bench- jes running lengthwise on the flat | bed truck. Seventeen of the 33 injured were reported in critical condition. MORE PROTECTION This huge elm tree near Edwardsvifle, believed to be the largest of its kind in the United States, was cut down Tuesday. The felled tree blocked Bluff Road Victim of Disease 300-Year-Old Elm Is Felled GOING, GOING, GONE for several hours before the work crew cleared it away. Museums are requesting cross sections of the giant. Charge Reduced Against Youth Fined for Driving Overweight Truck EDWARDSVILLE — Clarence 1 John Edward Parker, 33, of 3711 BUT YOUR COST IS LOWER! For more than 85 years Millers' Mutual has provided sound insurance protection at a substantial savings in cost. It will pay you to check with MILLERS' MUTUAL before you renew (David Reed. 17. of Madison. ap-jHo'rn St. was fined $10 and plied for probation after plead- '< this morning by Police Magistrate | ing guilty this morning before Cir- j George Roberts for driving an I No cuit Judge Harold R. Clark on a! overweight gravel truck on sidei l Feei" A stately old elm tree on Bluff Road near Edwardsville, killed by Dutch elm disease, was cut down and hauled away Tuesday in an operation that took seven hours to complete. Believed to be 300 years old, the huge tree was said to be the largest of its kind in the country. It was 77 feet tall and had a spread of 125 feet. Only a few dead or dying leaves clung to its branches when it was cut down. Four museums have expressed interest in obtaining cross sections of the tree. One cross section will be kept at Southern Illinois University's Edwardsville campus, on whise property the tree was located. University tree surgeons worked for two years trying to save the tree. Ben Bella Nationalizes Three Newspapers' reduced charge of deceptive prac- streets this morning. tice. He was arrested at Blair and Reed, represented by Pub lie! Liberty after driving up Blair Defender John Morrisey, entered ^ th a load of 8™ vel - P° lice said ' the the guilty plea after the court granted a request by Assistant! State's Attorney Joseph Bartylaki that the forgery indictment j ALGIERS (AP)—-President Ah-i against the defendant be reduced, med Ben Bella has taken his first!to deceptive practice. ! step in his promised policy of na-1 A hearing date is to be set on j tionalization by ordering the take-i the probation application. i over of the three remaining privately owned newspapers in Algeria. The papers were all owned by Frenchmen. Ben Bella also told a meeting of the National Liberation Front (FLNX) Tuesday that "privilege will be destroyed in Algeria" by 1964. NEW HOURS! EFFECTIVE OCT. I Daily 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. Friday 9 A.M.-3 P.M. 5 !'.M.-7:30 P.M. Godfrey State Bank Member F. D. I. C. MOM'ICULLO PLAZA Robert E. Muehleman Office 463-5551 After 5 p.m. 482-1887 MILLERS' MUTUAL OP ILLINOIS INSURANCE AUTO • HOMI BUSINESS .Announcement . . . DR. S. W. PISAREK CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN Wishes to Announce the Reopening of His Office 543 E. Ferguson Ave. Wood River For Appointment, Call 254-8813 NEWS BULLETIN Butcher, baker, candlestick maker—and, fruit grower, cattle drover, glass blower —whether you periorm a jet-age job or an ancient art, you can iind the service (modern word ior "work") shoe in our big, and comprehensive stock of men's (we'll call it) work shoes. Sizes range from 6'/z to 13, widths from B to H (that's wide) I And, prices start at $4.98. "Out- doorsman Service Shoes" incorporate safety valve features, such as — slip-re- iistant soles, leathers tanned to shed water, vulcanized soles, cushioned insoles, and other, quality customized features. SHDER' Thursday & Friday, Sept. 19-20! The Largest Coin-Op Laundry in the area! 20 Dryers, 36 Washers, including the 25-lb, capacity "BIG BOY!" Complete Dry Cleaning Facilities- All Work Done by our Attendant! COUPON 8 POUNDS 4 POUNDS $2.00 $1.25 THIS COUPON WORTH ON ANY $2.00 LOAD OF DRY CLEANING DURING OUR GRAND OPENING-Sept. 19 & 20! LIMIT ONE COUPON PERFAMILYI THIS COUPON Reqent Sheffield STAINLESS STEEL FREE PEPSI FOR EVERYONE! Your Choice! OPENING SPSCIAll 8.98 VALUE STAINLESS STEEL CLEAVER & Knife SET... Or Set of Six 13-01. INSULATED TUMBLERS 1.00 With 4ny Laundering or Dry Cleaning EASY-WASH AND DRY CLEAN CENTER NORTH ALTON SHOPPING CiNTIR, STATI ANP DILMAR STS.

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