Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 4, 1950 · Page 11
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 11

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, January 4, 1950
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Batabltthed Jaauar? II, tin ALTON, ILL., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4,1950 Umber of Th« Aeaoelated Pr«ft. *• P* Ceff. East Enders Ask Lowest Depot Rent Told City May Aik Bids On Lease The possibility of converting the old depot into a depot for all but* lines coming Into Alton was discussed at length by members of the East End Improvement Association at a meeting Tuesday night at the Electricians' Hall on Central avenue. The discussion was started by W. I. Godwin, a member of the East End committee studying the project. Godwin said that his committee is studying the legal angles involved in converting the build- Ing into a union bus depot, and thus taking the bus-loading zone for inter-city busses off the streets, which, he pointed out, are already crowded. Mike Walde, Fourth ward alderman, said that the city's real estate committee has made no decision as to the use of the building. He said that the city wanted to lease the entire building to one party to relieve the'city of the administrative functions In connection with the property. Roy Geltz, also a Fourth ward alderman, said that the city may advertise for bids for the leasing of the building. He moved that the East End Instruct Its committee to study the situation and propose a minimum figure for the ,rent of the depot. He pointed out that unless a minimum were set, the city might ask for bids and have to accept one that was considerably lower than a fair rental price. The motion was seconded by Meyer Wiseman and passed by the organization. Walde mentioned that the build- ing was In poor shape at the present and John Fallen raised the point that the previous occupants should have left th«' building tn good shape, according to the terms of the lease with the city. Wiseman pointed out that the building was a gift to the city and was an old structure that had been depreciated to no value a long time. He suggested that If the city leases the building, a provision be made In the contract that the party leasing the site could tear down the present structure and build another on the site. The members also heard a report on the Elm street bridge project by George Roberts, who said that during the delay in signing the contract because of the illness of the mayor, the price of steel had risen and the contractor was unwilling to sign the present contract. He said that he would con- ment or Cherry. It was pointed out that if ihls project is realized, the advantage of the old depot as a union bus station will be considerably increased. Je»*e W. Ford 1950 President Of Wood River Social Council Wood River Lions Discus* Mercy Deaths WOOD RIVER, Jan. 4.—Lions Club members staged a roundtable discussion on mercy deaths at their regular weekly luncheon- meeting, Tuesday noon, at Skaggs, concluding that most people are definitely opposed to it under any circumstance from religious or moral standpoints or as a question of control. A few, however, would favor W. Ford was elected president for 950 of the Wood River Social Planning Council, a member agency of the Community Chest, at a meeting of the group at the Roundhouse, Monday evening. He succeeds G. C. Lowery. Other officers presented by the nominating committee and elected were Mrs. J. D. Voorhees, vice- president, Miss Margaret Kienstra, fe'r with the mayor further on the mercy deaths for incurables, and problem and report at the next, others. meeting. On the question of the levee and city dump, William Netzhammer reported that the East End committee had met with the levee district board and the parties were agreed on the general solution. A semi-annual report including a financial statement, monthly record of meetings and attendance, members roster and Individual attendance records and activities record was presented in printed form by Glenn O. DeAUey, "Netzhammer said that while the | secretary. decision is not definite, the levee j Byron Killam was announced as district will probably pay the city for the land occupied by the levee and provide a fill of two feet for the city dump site. Robert Miller told the members that the speeding on Highway No. 67, between Alton and East Alton, had been lessened by the yellow center line and signs painted by the state and the installation of a stop sign at Chessen lane. He aald that there were no state-reported accidents on the stretch of highway during the holidays and had not been for two months, which he said was a record. The members also discussed the need for the widening of Front street and Its extension to Monu- You Won't Believe It... Unless You HEAR The New 1950 Dodge Tolklll •«* Tk« lf*w T«Hsi»g Dodge" In Our Showroom—Beginning TONRBI HOEFERT BROS. S27 IAST BROADWAY ALTON a new member of the club. Presently the Lions are staging a combined membership and attend' anoe contest, with the club divided into two teams headed by Newell Allen and Clarence Decker. St. Bernard's PTA-Scout Meet WOOD RIVER.—St. Bernard's Parent-Teacher Association will meet with leaders and committeemen of Boy Scout Troop 37 and Explorer Troop 37 to discuss future housing for -scouts at 7:30 p. m., Thursday at St. Bernard's Hall. Blood Donor* to Meet WOOD RIVER.—The township unit of Community Blood Donors will meet at 7:45 p. m. Thursday at the community house in Roxana to vote on by-laws and appoint committees. A copy of the by-laws has been mailed to parti cipatlng organizations. Resume Studies WOOD .RIVER.— Miss Betty Fisher, daughter of Mrs. Barbara Fisher, 411 Wood River avenue, and Miss Nedra Killam, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Killam of 62 Marguerite avenue, resumed their studies at Illinois State Normal University Tuesday after spending the holidays at home. Guest Speaker WOOD RIVER.—The Rev. and Mrs. J. Pollske of St. Louis were Sunday guests at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. George Hammett of Lorena avenue. The Rev. Pollske conducted the morning service at the Faith Tabernacle, 161 Shamrock street, East Alton. Hold Oprn House WOOD RIVER.—Dr. and Mrs Jam*-! E. Mahoney held open house *t their home, 714 Wood River avenue, from 5 to 8 p. m. Sunday Assisting at the refreshment table were Mrs. Holland Hessenflow and Mrs. Arnold Richards. TELEGRAPH WANT ADS "CLICK" Now! 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FORD—no. 12 WOOD RIVER, Jan. 4 • Jesse reasurer, and ticli, secretary. Mrs. A. Members Robert of the nominating committee included H. H. Smith, chairman, Mrs. Ralph Schreicr and Miss Jeanne Konzen. During the business session, a group of constitutional amendments proposed by the constitution committee, composed of Fred Penning, chairman, Mrs. E. L. Kimmel, Mrs. Arthur Berry and H. H. Smith, were adopted to be ap- jroved at the annual mass meet- ng Jan, 16. The constitution committee also presented an analysis of responsibilities and duties of the program director which were approved and will be added to the minutes of the organization. The annual meeting of the council will be staged at the Roundhouse at 8 p. m., Jan. 16. Miss Martha Connole, East St. Louis, one of Illinois' outstanding citizens, will be guest speaker. Music will be furnished by the East Alton Woman's Club chorus under the direction of Mrs. William Buckler. Also featured on the program will be Mrs. Carol Reed and Bill Reed, soloists, and Paul Mitchell, pianist, all of the Shurtleff College music department. Members of the Council attending Monday's meeting were G. C. Lowery, president, Fred Penning, Russell' Chappell, H. H. Smith, Mrs. E. L. Kimmel, Mrs. Mark Hines, Mrs. Omar Lyon, Mrs. Leroy Griffith, Mrs. J. D. Jeanne Konzen, Voorhees, Miss Miss Margaret Kienstra, G. H. Decker, and exe cutlvc secretary, Gilbert. Reade. Authorize Bonding Firm to Act on Sewer at Wood River WOOD RIVER, Jan. 4. — City Council members voted Tuesday night to enter Into an agreement with Stifel, Nlcolaus ft Co., Inc., by which this bonding firm will render necessary services In order that city officials may determine a satisfactory financing program for the proposed sewer. The agreement does not obligate the city to any cost for the services, should the vote for the sewer fail. It also gives the Council full control of selling bonds by competitive bids. Before calling a vote, after the agreement was presented by E. W. Niemeyer, representative of Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Mayor William Stoneham called attention to the fact that the Council did not wish to obligate itself to any costs for surveys work on and the other sewer preliminary that would have to be paid, even though the sewer were not voted in. Council members concluded that the services to be rendered through the agreement are necessary in order to prepare a definite financing plan for the official referendum and considered the contract favorable since no costs will be incurred If the sewer Is' voted down. As compensation for services In connection with th* proposed bond issue, the city will pay a fee of one percent of the par amount of bonds actually sold and delivered to the successful bond bidder. It Is hoped the agreement will speed action on the sewer issue, which has been at a stand-still because of legality of the proposed financing plans, so that an election might be slated sometime in March. Stifel, Nicolaus A Co. Is to outline a program of engineering as well as to present the proper procedure to follow In completing plans for the sewer. According to the agreement, they will consult engineers to study plans for the construction of the sewer system After the estimated cost of the system Is determined, It Is to provide various financial plans from which the Council will select the plan to be put to a vote. Engineer! are to be consulted in preparation of a rate ordinance based upon actual count and estimate of available customers. From this, the council will have definite rates for various property owners on the cost of the sewer to them individually. Charles and Trauernicht, bond- Ing attorneys, are to be retained to prepare the necessary ordinances, bond resolutions, election notices, legal advertising, etc. Necessary technical advice is to be obtained in order to prepare an economic survey of the city and surrounding territory as well as to prepare a prospectus which will be available to all interested purchasers of the general obligation bonds and revenue bonds that may be Issued. When the vote was called* for the aldermen, with all eight present, seven favored entering the agreement and one opposed. Circle at Eetiw Hume WOOD RIVER.—Mrs. Porter Estes, newly elected president of the Dorcas Circle of the First Church of Christ, Christian, will be program chairman and hostess for the first 1950 meeting of the group at the Estes home, 627 Ferguson avenue, at 2 p. m. Thursday. Other officers elected at the December meeting include Mrs. Nina Knauss, vice-president, Mrs. Pearl Dildine, secretary, and Mrs. Bert Berriaford, treasurer. Assistant hostess for Thursday afternoon is Mrs. Norva Lee Pickering. Attend Wear-Ever Meet WOOD RIVER.—Mr. and Mrs. Albert Darr of 973 Wood River avenu«; Robert Anderson of Wood River; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schleep- cr, Alton, and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Buck ot Bethalto attended a dinner meeting of scuthcrn Illinois and Indiana division of Wear-Ever salesmen at Mount Vernou, Monday. The Darr children, Phyllis and David, 3(«nt the day with their aunt and uncle, Mr, and Mrs. Herbert Kunx a; Fosterburg. 5 Auto Injuries At Wood River WOOD RIVER, Jan. 4 — Five persons were injured in automobile accidents during December, a high figure compared to other months according to the monthly police report of Chief Hess Perrigan. The number of wrecks stood a( 22, the same amount as for November, although only 33 cars were involved while 41 cars were involved in November. Only five doors were found open, considered a big improvement over past months. Six cars were pilfered and three bikes stolen. There were two attempted break-ins and 1 child molestation. Meter collections for the month amounted to $869. were $86 Hamilton Campbell, collected and $64 bringing Other fines from Judge from Judge the total monthly collections to $1019. Vacation in Florida WOOD RIVER—Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Elledge, 655 First street, returned Friday from Panama City, Fla., where they spent two weeks with their son and daughter-in- law, Capt. and Mrs. James C. Elledge. Mrs. Elledge's father, Charles Heise, accompanied them. Guild to Meet WOOD RIVER—"Thine is the Glory," theme song for the 1948 Amsterdam Assembly at which the World Council of Churches was organized, Is to be adopted by the Afternoon Guild of the St. John Evangelical and Reformed Church as its theme song for 1950, according to the president, Mrs. J. W. Elledge. The guild will meet at the church Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Elledge, presenting the topic from a new book entitled "Tapestry of the Kingdom." Education chairman is Mrs. Edward Walton and refreshments will be served by the hostesses, Mrs. Charles Al- brecht, Mr*. Roy Bartlow, Mrs. William Bauer, and Mri. Fred 3erry, Atnomis at Bangert Home Coin cards are to be brought to he regular monthly meeting of he Amoma class of the First Baptist Church at the home of Mrs. Gus Bangert, 424 Ferguson avenue, Thursday evening. Assistant hostesses are Mrs. A. B. Geren and Mrs. Roy Thompson. Mrs. Bessie Smith will be In charge of devotions and the program chairmen are Mrs. Mildred Crum and Mrs. Luther Dake. Celebrates Birthday WOOD RIVER—Ira Wilkinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Wilkinson, 217 Penning avenue, celebrated his ninth birthday Saturday by taking the Cub Scouls ot Den 8, Pack 5, to the theater. They were served refreshments at. the home of the den mother, Mrs. Hugh Lewis, 232 Penning avenue. In keeping with the season the boys received New Year's favors of paper lints and toy guns. Cubs attending included Loroy Hargiss, James Adcock, Rudy More, Tommy Traband and Harold Lewis. Guests at Thompson Home WOOD RIVER.—Miss Carol Ann and Miss Nancy Hubcr of Coffeen spent Wednesday through Sunday nt the home of their aunt, Mrs. Opal Thompson, 83<4 Madison ave- nuo. Their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Huber, visited here Sun- Jay and the girls returned home with them. Mrs. Thompson's son, Richard, accompanied the Hube'rs to Wood River after spending the holidays in Coffeen. Visit Hern WOOD RIVER.—Mr. and Mrs. Joe Crumm of Hettick, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thorp of Car- llnville spent the past week-end at the home of Mr. and Mrs, Fred Killam of 62 Marguerite avenue. Bunker Hill Couple Marks Golden Wedding BUNKER HILL, Jan. 4 (Special)—One hundred guests from Canada, hCicago, Gillespie, Lltch- field, Staunton, Shipman, Macoupin, East Alton, Springfield, and Bunker Hill called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Griebel, Sunday afternoon, to extend congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Haining sr., parents of Mrs. Griebel, who had observed their fiftieth anniversary Thursday. Mrs. Griebel received the guests and Mrs. Thomas Haining jr., and Miss Betty Bauer served' the guests from a lace covered table which was decorated with a large wedding cake, bouquets of yellow roses, mums, and candles. Flowers from relatives and friends decorated the home. During the afternoon the Hainings received a telephone call from a daughter-in-law, a granddaughter and a grandson of California. Bunker Hill Notes BUNKER HILL—Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Allen and son and Miss Fern Fensterman spent the weekend visiting relatives in Arlington, Ky. Vernon Scheldt, who had been visiting his sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Allen In Kentucky for several days, returned home with them. Mrs. Lester Raymond returned home Saturday from Barnes Hospital, where she had been a patient for 10 days. Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Scheldt and children and Charles Schedt visited Marion 'Campbell in Lltchfleld, Sunday afternoon. JANUARY CLEARANCE regular to 7.9S CONNIES 3.90 regular to 9.95 JACQUELINE! 4.90 SPECIAL GROUP! 200 Pairs Regular 10.95 to 14.85 DRESS SHOES! SPORTS! CASUALS! . . Exceptional saving! . . , Special groups! Every type and heel height in this season's suedes, smooth leathers, patents. All colors and sizes, but not in every style, so come early. 6.90 Read Telegraph Want Ads ^^ Dea'^afer Aaetkat wSnt ' foot Oeveleart tar Ike toyi to the Aiaw- MW t*t jrra fMkt at heaM WONOM eAtVi !• whIU, S"*"!** tnttomttc. 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