THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26,1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE THREE Delay to Southside Sewer Could Result From Easement Lack Work on Alton's southside interceptor sewer through the Wardein-Elfgen tract will be delayed until an easement is obtained, but start of construction will not be held up, it was said Wednesday night Public Works Director Paul Lenz made the statement following discussion on the sewer situation at the city council. A report on the Elfgen tract by Mayor P. W. Day was referred to the real estate committee for further study. The mayor said that all necessary sewer easements had been acquired except for the tract, between Henry and Ridge Streets, owner by V. Joseph Wardein and Eugene K. Elf gen. The needed easement the mayor said, is 25 feet wide and 383 feet long. All the other southside interceptor easements have been acquired for $1 each, he added. Day said Elfgen offered the easement to Alton for $16,000, say- Ing that he would not negotiate further on the price and that "the city could take it or leave it." The mayor said Elfgen was told that the sewer would be completely underground as it crossed his property, except for one mainten- the right to tap onto the sewer without paying a fee. It was also pointed out to Elfgen, the mayor said, that the entire area requested for easement is within the proposed . Berm Highway right-of-way, to be taken by the state. The mayor reported that he contacted the state highway department for information as to when it planned to acquire the Wardein-Elfgen tract for highway purposes, but the engineers could not give a definite date. They did, he said, promise to "proceed as soon as possible." The mayor said the council should decide to accept or reject the Elfgen offer, or make a counter-offer or authorize con demnation if the latter is not accepted. Object Removed From Boy's Ear Danny Thornton, 6, a first grade student at Brighton Grade School got an unidentified object in his ear while playing at school Wednesday. The boy didn't mention it to his mother until she was preparing him lor bed Wednesday night. An 18-mile trip to Alton Memorial Hospital was made where the object was removed. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ethan Thornton of Brighton. Pope Paul Observes 66th Birthday VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Paul VI observed his 66th birth day today, 97 days after becom ing the ruler of the Roman Ca tholic Church. Caroline Gets Ride In Blimp WASHINGTON (AP)-Caroline Kennedy and her White House classmates took off for a ride in a big blimp on their first day at school. Life in the White House school s unusual enough, but Wednesday was extra special. As the 20 youngsters who at- end first grade and kindergarten at the White House school arrived o start the new term, they were met at the door by First. Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and her two children with exciting news. Everyone piled into White House imousines and drove to Dulles In- ernational Airport in Virginia vhere a big Goodyear blimp stood vaiting for them. "They had a marvelous time. You never saw such excited children," a Goodyear spokesman said later. The blimp had been at the airport since Saturday taking up invited passengers and advertising the United Givers' Fund. A single cargo of cloves more than paid for Ferdinand Magel lans round-the-world voyage. Altonian's Driver Permit Suspended An Alton motorist had his drivers license suspended for 11 months and 26 days, Charles F. Carpentier, secretary of state, announced today. Glenn E. Tanner, 1712 Bozza St. received the suspension after being convicted of driving while intoxicated in Jacksonville, North Carolina in August, Carpentier said. Motorist Charged With Reckless Driving A 19-year-old East Alton man was arrested and jailed by Wood River police Wednesday night for driving recklessly around the Parkway Drive Inn at the corner of Wood River Avenue and Ed wardsville Road. Richard Sims, 543 California Ave., East Alton, was released from the Wood River jail this morning after being fined $50 on charges of reckless driving and disorderly conduct. William Vogan, manager of the drive inn, phoned police at 10:18 Wednesday night and reported a car was being driven recklessly around the Drive Inn. Sims was arrested at the Parkway at 10:35 p.m. and jailed. Council Questions City Park-and-Rec Chief Appointment A resolution that the appointment of John Woodworth Jr. as director of parks and recreation be declared void was laid over at Alton's City Council meeting Wednesday until a written report of the matter is made. Introduced by Alderman Darrell Riley. the resolution followed the reading of a letter from Corporation Counsel John Hoefert to Mnyor P. W. Day regarding the appointments of supervisors by the library and recreation and park boards. In the letter Hoefert said that relative to the supervisor appointments as outlined in statutes, it appeared that the respective boards should appoint their own supervisors, "all of whom, oi course, will have to be under Civil Service." Under Civil Service, the letter said, there are specified exemptions, "but the supervisors wouldn't fall under these . . . and exams for filling these positions would go through Civil Service." The letter said apparently there have been some questions raise* in the past as to whom actually should be making the repsective appointments. The resolution introduced said that since the position of recreation director was not filled through Civil Service in the case of Woodworth, the appointment should be declared void and a Civil Service examination be given for the position. Action on the resolution was held up until the next .meeting when Hoefert is to bring in a complete report of the matter in writing. Mayor Announces Appointments of King, Dr. Buzan Alton Mayor P. W. Day during Wednesday's City Council meet ;ng announced the reappointment of Fred King for a two-year term as Civil Defense director, and approved Dr. E. F. Buzan for City Health Commissioner. Discussion on whether or not Dr. Buzan would have time for [he post was started by Council man Clifford Dabbs. It was sub sequently agreed that Dr. Buzan :ake the post and if he finds it too time consuming he would resign. City Attorney John Hoefert commenting on the appointment of Dr. Buzan said that there is currently a need for a City Health Commissioner and indicated he favorec the appointment. Halloween Parade Needs Money More money for the Halloween parade will be needed ,this year because of increased participation of Alton school art students, V Joseph Wardein, parade finano chairman,, said today. Increased enrollment in the art classes of local schools mean that more art classes will be building papermache heads for th parade this year, Wardein said so that additional funds will b needed to build carts for student to transport the heads and fo buying materials from which t build the figures. The committee buys all mater ials for the school art work. Wardein said that the budge for the parade has been increased to $4,000 from $2,400 last year, when art classes were curtailed and student participation cut. 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