Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 26, 1972 · Page 3
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August 26, 1972

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

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iife^fi •••••"-.•. •Z-tt^-.v-;; 7 Wood River youths jailed on drug, alcohol charges Alton Evening Telegraph Saturday, August. 26, 1972 A-3 Seven young Wood River- area men were arrested la"! Friday night on drug and alcohol charges after police were called to the home of one because of noise. Patrolman Frank Myers went to the home, at :11.> Conley, in response to a complaint from a neighbor :\\ 11:59 p.m. that loud noises were coming from Ihe house. Myers was met at the door by Ricky Duncan, 18, who said he lived there. Through the door, Myers could ,sc,; several beer cans, and he asked to come in. Inside, he found two other young men with Duncan, Larry Morris, 21, 772 George, and Charles Harvey, 17, 123 Thompson. Myers also found a pipe with aluminum foil in the bowl and a green substance in the bottom, later tested and found to be marijuana. Myers was joined at thn house by Patrolmen Harold Raines and James Stewart. In a bedroom, they found Dewey Digging up dirt Henrietta street looking west from N. Kodgers avenue is typical ot the numerous streets torn up as work progresses on Alton's North Rodgers Sewer Project, the fifth of nine such neighborhood projects throughout the city. The sixth project, the Senng Place—Milton South, is scheduled to start next month. The |*J. Rodgers area is a quagmire during lains, \vhkii also deposit inches of mud on driveways. Some residents must, drivrk blocks out of their way to get to and from their homes, and cars get and minor accidents have occur- iiecause of streets made slick by stucl red clayj i Alton's 6th sewer job in i series starts next month By DENNIS McMURRAY Telegraph Staff Writer The sixth of a total of nine neighborhood sewer projects planned by the City of Alton is expected to get underway next month, and city officials now see the possibility of completion of all sanitary sewer projects within a few years, after lengthy court fights that increased the cost of the projects. Assessments against private property owners for all but two of the "phases" involved in expansion of city sewers have now been cleared by the courts, Alton public works director Ralph Wandling told the Telegraph in a status report this week on the sewer work. Total cost of the six projects is around $2.2 million, according to assistant city engineer James Fallon. This includes land acquisition, design and field engineering fees based on the total contract cost and inspection fees, Fallon said. A total of 2,250 pieces of property will be served by the six sewer projects, four of which have been completed. T h i s includes, however, Fallon said, vacant lots whicii are "buildable" and in a few cases could be subdivided. Construction on the Sering Place-Milton South project in Moose picnic at Lake Carlinville slated Sunday CARLINVILLE - Carlinville lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose will sponsor an annual family picnic at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Moo-e cabin, Lake Carlinville. All Moose members in good standing, and wives and children living at home are invited. Players and families of the Little League teams sponsored by the organization are also invited to attend. Dinner, except dessert, will be furnished by the Moose Lodge. Scda and ice cream for the children will be provided by the women of the Moos; 1 . There will also be games for Ihe children. Ed Taylor starts Nixon campaign door-to-door Scores of volunteers for President Nixon began ringing Alton doorbells Friday as a campaign got underway to reach 75 per ct'Jit of the householders in the city. Ed Taylor, who in leading the Alton campaign, said it is a "blitz" canvass to make .sure Nixon supporters are registered to vote. the area between Sering and Milton Road south of Hillcrest, is scheduled to start. Sept. 28 by the G. H. Sternberg Construction Co. of Granite City. Work is currently underway by Lippold Construction of Carlinville on the North Rodgers extension, north of Gary Avenue along Rodgc-s and north of the Beltline and east of Seminary. The North Rodgers project should be completed in 1973, Wandlint? said. Fallon added that, given good weather conditions the job might be completed by February. The Milton-Northwest phase had been held up in the courts as property owners challenged assessments *ut those assessments Jiave now been cleared and the project awaits a determination by the Board of Local Improvements on the exact method of financing before the project can actually be started. The Milton-Northwest extension is an area west of Milton Road, south of Brown to Hillcrest and extending to Beiibow. Two other prcjects or "phases" are still court. They are the Fail-view extension \ led up in Humbert- rom Clair street north to the city limits along Washingtn i Avenue, and Milton-Northwest, extending east of Rogers to Berkeley Avenue and north !o Gary. 1-car crash kills Hamburg man, 45 CARROLLTON - A Hamburg man, Harvey R. Fulmer, 45, was killed Friday night after his car hit a concrete abutment and overturned on Rte. 108 near CaiTollton. State police said Fulmer was westbound on Rte. 108 at 8:50 p.m. Friday when the car ran off the pavement on the left shoulder, then veered back across the road and off the right shoulder, where it struck the concrete abutment and flipped over. Fulmer was dead at the scene, about 4% miles west of Carrollton, state police reported. In another area crash, four teenagers were injured on Rte. 4, three miles north of Staunton last night, state police also reported. Marguerite M. Cljaro, 17, of Sawyervillo, driver of one of the cars, and her two passengers. Colleen Demartini, 17, of Benld, and Deanna Rhodes, 19, of Sawyerville, were! listed in fair condition at the Staunton Hospital this morniijg. The driver of the ; other car, Michael D. Schniejier, 18, of Worden, was treated and released from the hospital. The Claro auto was southbound but traveling in the northbound lane when it collided head-on with the Schnieder car vfhich was northbound in the proper lane, state police said, fftate police also reported that Schnieder attempted to swerve lefl to avoid the Claro at^to but was unable to avoid a head-on collision. ALTON The Riverview-Shelly Topping Area phase, west of State and north of Bluft street, up to and including Jefferson, was completed earlier this summer. Three phases were completed last year. They were in the Hazel-Salu, Leonard- Oscar (Milton area) and Condit-Agnes areas. The Hazel-Salu area is west of Washington avenue to Rock Spring Park and then north from Alton High School to Oakvvood Cemetery. The Leonard-Oscar area is east of Milton Road and sourh of Berkeley. The Condit-Agnes area is west of Main street and south of Sanford. Wandling said that assessments against individual property owners ranged from about $550 to around $700. Fallon said the assessments depended on the "original cost estimates laid off against the number of property owners" in the project areas. The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is financing about 25 per cent of the cost of the sewer expansion, Wandling said. The court battles over individual assessments against property owners has resulted in escalated costs of (he sewer work since the original cost estimates were made. The property assessments however are "frozen" by Hie court and 'do not meet the higher costs which will have to be borne in some way by Hie taxpayers at largo. Wandling pointed out. Both Wandling and Fal'ou said that the sewers were a ••tremendous bargain" to ;he property owners getting the city service for the first Unit.-. TEACHERS CRUCIAL MEETING GODFREY CIVIC CENTER SUNDAY, AUGUST 27-2 P.! VOTE ON WITHHOLDING SERVICES Dial 466-6693 Alton Education Assoc. Peters, IS, 12!) Thompson: Mark Mouscr, 18, 41fi Whilelaw; Danny Y:\lcs, 17 233 Bowman, East. Alton: Danny Nelson, 19, S4S Park Lane and a 16-year-old boy. All wore arrested and !ho juvenile turned over in <m older brother, f'ity Attorney T o in Holland authorize;! charges of illegal possession of alcoholic beverages agains! all but Morris, who was charged with disorderly conduct for giving beer to minors. Duncan was also charge'! with possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct. At tiie door, Duncan had saiti everyone in the house was 21 exccpl himself, and later told police he, Morris and Harvey were the only persons in th<! house. No other drugs were four.J in the hottiic but police picked up nine open cans of bC'V, four unopened bottles of beer, a bottle of \vine, and a cooler containing 16 cans of beer. V * / 11 inning Winnie (he, kiddies, Winnie (he I'ooh visited the day-cart- center at Firsl Pn'sbyliM-i.-in church in Alton, Friday afternoon. The c.harartt r (sponsored by Sears) pranced through (',(• room ullmving the children to shake paws and punch it's stuffed stomach. Boy suffers minor injuries when his bicycle hits auto A 12-year-old Alton youth was injured Friday when the bicycle he was riding slammed into an auto on McPherson Avenue at State Street in Alton. James Sackman of 1264 State St., rode his bicycle into the side of a car driven by Hulda H. Well, 76, of 818 McPherson, police said. His injuries were described as minor. The boy told police he was riding with head down and did not see the auto. No charges were filed, police said. In other police action, Ronald Mally, 636 Washington St., East Alton, was charged with intoxication Friday after the car he was driving became v/edged atop a railroad switch on the Illinois Terminal tracks on Front street in Alton. Police said Mally was arrested after he was spotted in Riverside Park, apparently waiting for a friend to give him a ride home. Liquor charge against boy., 17, found ivandering A 17-year-old Florissant, Mo., boy was jailed early this morning in East Alton for liquor violations, after a police officer found him walking around near a business place. Richard Valentine, 16745 Jamestown Road, was charged with illegal possession of liquor by consumption. He told Cpl. John Browning he had finished two bottles of wine and was riding in a car with friends when he became sick. He said the friends let him out of the car on St. Louis Avenue, near Alton Venetian Blind Co., where Browning found him at 12:05 a.m. Mally was lodged in the Alton jail pending bond. In other police news, Dannis Schafer, 812 Carpenter St., Jerseyville, reported the theft of a tape player from his auto while it was parked at the American Commercial Barge Line parking lot Friday. Schafer told police the tape player was worth $60. 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