Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 11, 1972 · Page 6
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 6

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, September 11, 1972
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r '«<»* ^Jj4 Ailon EveiUttg Telegraph Monday, Sept, 11, 1972 Personal finance i. * Soil check may save house By Cnrlton Smith If you're canny about the money you invest in a house, you'll inspect it thoroughly ior signs of possible flaws, attic to basement, inside and or, before you get out the checkbook. But not one buyer in a hundred will think to look under the house — whnrr? some of the worst causes of homeowners' disasters may lie In waiting. Consider only two or thac of the thousands of similar cases that occur every year: ... —The cluster of houses in one section of a Washington suburb were by no means Shoddily built. They were $40,000 to $55,000 houses of good construction, with solid foundations. But after several days of heavy rain, water seeped down to an impervious layer of clay, turning it into a banana skin for several feet of upper-layer soil. This then Slid downhill breaking one house into bits and neavily damaging 10 others. —In a Chicago suburb, a handful of nearly new houses stand abandoned by the owners. Under them is a highly organic soil that wis saturated with water when the foundations were laid. Later, when the water drained out, the organic matter dried, decomposed and shrank. Foundations settled and tipped. Walls and ceilings cracked and floors sagged oil at odd angles. Few of us know much abnut the properties of soil, about water tables or how to gauge terrain. What looks to the untutored eye like |vr- fectlygood soil for building, and a trouble-free site, can turn a homeowner's dream into a nightmare. One family returned after a weekend to find, in their sturdily-b'iill brick house, a 10-foot-long crack in the rear wall, wide enough to put your fist in. Cause of the trouble: s'>il with a high clay content that swells when wet and shrinks when dry. "It can expand up to 50 per cent between \v<?t and dry conditions," heaving foundations around like ships riding ocean swells, says A. A. Klingebiel, a government, soil scientist. Can you recognize a flood plain when you see one or an upland waterway — both of which may conceal serious flood hazards? Probably nol "More than 10 per rent of the land in the United States is subject to flooding," says Klingebiel. Much of it is along small, innocuous looVir.g streams — not just the majir rivers and larger streams. There are, in fact, dozens of different hazards in the soil and the terrain responsible for millions of dollars it: damage to homes every year. When you buy a house — especially one recently built — or by land to build o-i, it may pay huge dividends to first consult the soil map fir that area and get an expert lo interpret it for you. Check with the local SOP conservation district or Uio country extension service. Even after looking at whnt the soil map has to tell y.iu, it may be advisable fo have on-site sampling done. As a good introduction to the subject the Soil Conservation Service publishes a booklet that can be an eye- opener to home buyers who've never realized the importance of what's under the house. "Know the Soil You Build on," Agriculture Information Bulletin 320, is available for 15 cents from the Superin- t e n d e n t of Documents, Washington, D.C. 20402. Extension Service programs in state have been realigned URBANA- - A district director in each of 10 area offices will provide field supervision of Cooperative Extension Service programs under an administrative realignment announced today by Chancellor J. W. Peltason of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The new plan alters lie dual administrative arrangement between agriculture and home economics program areis. Authority over all personnel and programs in a district now will rest with a single director in that district. Instead of sue districts supervised by 12 leaders, six for agriculture and six for home economics, the service will have 10 districts each under a district director. In each of several program areas at the state level, leadership will be provided bv project leaders and associated staff personnel who will be coordinated by an Associate State Extension Director. Changes also are being made in the county Extension Council structure to streamline operations by setting up an executive council ,in most counties to deal with administrative concerns. The chancellor praised 0. G. Bentley, dean of the College of Agriculture; John B. Claar, director of the Cooperative Extension Service in Illinois, and Claar's staff for their imagination in developing the reorganization plan. "This modernized structure should make it possible for us to more effectively provide extension programs to all the people of Illinois," Peltason said. The new districts confonn to the seven new administrative regions established by the State of Illinois, except that three of the regions have been divided into two Cooperative Extension districts each. CI a a r s a i d the reorganization will make administration more efficient, allow for better coordinate and permit the service to function as a single unit on many internal and external matters. It will be especially helpful in administering such programs as 4-H and community development programs that did not fit ite former dual administrative structure, he said. Existing area extension offices that presently serve as offices for area extension advisers will provide office space for the district directors. "Specialization and mul'i- county programming requu-e on-site management, "Claar said. "Most of the county extension staff work across county lines as specialized advisers. A resident director is needed to achieve the potential of this reorientation. "A statewide system of regional offices, similar to the Peoria Regional Office madel, has been recommended bv various University of Illinois educational reports. Tl>e Illinois Board of Higher Education also has indicated the need for increased regional capability for the delivery of educational services. Through the new district director structure, the field system administered by the Cooperative Extension Service, subject to its resources and existing assignments, could facilitat? and cooperate more effectively with all other unus of the University of Illinois and with other institutions in their off-campus educational services. "We now have a single office in the field to work with county extension staffs and .councils in coordinating programs and developing relationships with various institutions and organizations to meet local educational needs." All who enter scholarship contest at SIU will win CARBONDALE - A scholarship contest that will pay off in wins for all entries has been announced by Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. The top 10 winners will be offered four-year tuition scholarships and the next 20 high scorers will get one-year awards. Those who don't score in the top 30 may receive up to one full year of college credit based on examination scores. It's open to high school graduates who will be entering college in 1973-74. But the entry qualifications are a bit stiff. SIU's President's Scholars Center has mailed invitations to 3,000 U.S. high schools — those Whose counselors at one time or another have inquired about SIU — to solicit entres from their best students. They must ran* in the top 10 per cent of thair classes and have Awerican College Test (ACT) W Scholastic Aptitude Test scores that would rank in the top five per cent Of the nation's high school Allan Lange, President's Scholar Program director, said entrants also may take the tests at any of some 500 national CLEP centers, and have the results sent to SIU. H e said the contest probably is unique in that entrants won't have to be examined in one mass session. If any of the top 30 scorers do not enroll at SIU- Carbondale, the scholarships will be awarded the next highest scorers. Lange said the Illinois tests will be administered by SIU Liquor fighter Mrs. Ruth Tooze, president of the WCTU, is shown in Miami Beach as the organization opened its annual meeting, Sunday. She lias been president of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union for 13 years. (AP Wirephoto) Adult classes to open EDWAHDSVILLE — Adult education classes al Ihc Edwardsville High School for the fall term will begin Sept. 25, with 15 courses to be offered for persons 17 years of age or older. Interested persons nn oblain brochures listing class offerings and tuition rates from the office of Joe Lucco, Assistant Superintendent for community and personnel services, Hadley House. Registration must be completed by Friday, Sept. 15. Course offerings are: Monday beginning and intermediate art, refresher typing (electric), buying, sailing and investing in real estate, part I, G.E.D. refresher course, beginning dressmaking. Tuesday office machines, advanced dressmaking, slimnastics for women. Wednesday — arts and crafts, beginning typing, "huff and puff" (for men), slip covering, consumer education. Thursday — G.E.D. refresher course, cake decorating, interior decorating. VV\*VV\VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV •v*vw*v***%»wv*\> S- tea I JOIN BLUE GROSS BLUE SHIELD TODAY THRU YOUR MADISON COUNTY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION GROUP, Hospital and Medical Surgical Plans. For information, call 656-1499 and ask for Mrs. South or come to the office 107 Purcell St., Edwardsville. Hours 9-3 Monday thru Friday. ENROLLMENT SEPT. 1 - 23 GUTTER SALE • White Baked Enamel Aluminum • No Painting for 20 Years GERSMAN & COMPANY 2643 E. Broadway SUPER VALUE! at no charge. A $25 fee is charged at other CLEP testing centers. SIU will award nine quarter hours of credit for any part of the five-part CLEP exam which a contestant finishes with a score of 480 or betler (800 is perfect). The total possible "proficiency" credit thus obtainable would be 45 quarter hours — the same as a year of college work. The deadline for submitting contest scores is Jan 6. Lange said scholarship winners will be notified by Jan. 10. Essay contest winners will receive $25 checks 5,000 coolest ap- pUc*ita>* will be sem to the JMdJill KOFere 09 nationwide i board examipations. will be based on College l*vei Program (CURP) f*M exaios. SIU .JM ^i_- SBBSSJfflBS at Two 17-year-old high school students, Denise Becker of Carrollton and Paul Darr of Piasa, have been named as first prize winners in the third annual West Central Essay- Contest. The essay subject was "How We Can Combat Juvenil Delinquency". Sheriff Frank Langley and James Tuey, Greene County West Central Commissioners, along with West Central Director John R. Hanke will present a $25 check and award certificate to Miss Becker at 2 p.m. today, at CorroUtOO High School. Hanke will also address the student body on the purposes of the West Central Illinois Law Enforcement Commission. Macoupin County Sheriff Richard Zarr, a West Central Commissioner and Hanke will present a §25 check and award certificate to Darr at noon today at Southwestern High School. The decision to make two first prize awards came about after lengthy consideration by the West Central committee judging the several essays submitted. This year a record Dumber of essays were entered. Both student's essays were judged to be equal in '•excellnt expression" of the problems of juvenile delinquency, the contest managers said. In the military East Alton man wins Bronze Medal Army Spec. 5 Norman L. Miller of 310 East Drive in East Alton has received the Bronze star Medal for meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces in Vietnam. Miller is the son of' Mrs. Lizzie LaCrr/ix of Alton and married the former Miss Patsy Jane Terpening, daughter of Edward Terpening of Alton. In other Army news, Allen K. Edwards of Edwardsville recently was promoted to Spec. 4 while serving with the llth Armored Cavalry in Germany. S. Sgt. Richard A. Berry, son of Mrs. Rosaline M. Berry o f Alton recently was assigned to the Strategic Communications Command in Germany. In news of the Marines, Sgt, William A. Pfeiffer, son of Mrs. Dennie L. Minarick of Elsah, recently received a commendation from the Commandant of the Marine Corps for outstanding performance as an administrative man for the U.S. Pacific Fleet from Aug. 18, 1970 to June 30, 1972. St. Sgt. Donald E. Rhoads, son of Mrs. Anna L. Rhoads The ESSEX D3720L Cabinet in Beige with Dark Brown front. VHP Dipole Antenna. UHF Loop Antenna. Sunshine" picture tube • High performance chassis Super video range tuner SEE IT TODAY! Easy Payment • Bank Financing t 90 Days Budget Account See Cy Before You Buy Ph. 465-2588 315 Belle St. Sears In Downtown Alton of Hartford has reported to the Marine Corps Finance Center in Kansas City, Mo. In news of the Air Force, M. Sgt. Lewis L. Nance, son ' of Mrs. Theresa C. Nance of Michael, received the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal during his retirement ceremony at Griffiss, AFB, N.Y. Airman James R. Shaw, son of Mr. and Mi's. Arthur R. Shaw of Alton has been Political unit formed MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A political arm to the Wisconsin Education Association (WEA) was formed Sunday night and plans were made to support candidates who take what the teachers think are the correct stands on educational issues. Nearly 700 members of the WEA Representative Assembly, ended a weekend meeting by forming the Wisconsin Educators Politically Active and Concerned (WEPAC), which will be financed by voluntary contributions from WEA members. for 5 days only assigned to Lowry AFB, Colo. In news of the Navy, three area men have graduated from recruit training at the Naval Training Center at San Diego. The new recruits include Willie D. Williams Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie D. Williams of Alton; Herb J. Searlcs, son of Mrs. JoAnn Searles of Alton and Hospital Corpsman Rodney G. Heilman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn D. Heilman of Godfrey. Seaman Appren. Darrcll C. Connor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos C. Connor and husband of the former Miss Delia R. Poole, all of East Alton, has reported for duty aboard the USS Camden, homeported in long Beach Calif. P.O. 3 C. Gary R. Broad- 8x10 PORTRAIT m IMPERIAL COLOR the entire portrait photograph is completed in gorgeous color! Your child's portrait made with Eastman "PROFESSIONAL" Ektacolor Film and materials and our all new DYNAMIC COLOR background assures you full color fidelity and breathtaking realism never before possible. You must see this value to believe it! 'HAVE PORTRAITS MADE NOW TO INSURE CHRISTMAS DELIVERY" Plus 500 Handling and Delivery CHOOSE FROM FINISHED PORTRAITS-NO! PROOFS! CHOICE OF POSES NO OBLIGATION TO BUY ADDITIONAL PORTRAITS EXTRA PRINTS AVAILABLE AT REASONABLE PRICES LIMIT: ONE SPECIAL OFFER PER CHILD . . . TWO PER FAMILY AGE LIMIT: 5 WEEKS to 12 YEARS GROUPS TAKEN AT 99* EACH ADDITIONAL CHILD In Effect Tuesday, September 12 thru Saturday, September 16 Photographer s Hours: Stars Opening to 1 Hour Prior to Closing Sears SEARS/ROEBUCK ANP CO. NORTHWEST PLAZA CRESTWOOD GRAND AVE. KINGSHIOHWAY E. ST. LOUIS SHOP AT SEARS AND SAVE Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Hack ALTON BELLEVILLE GRANITE CITY EOWAROSVILLE (his, husband of the former Miss Richi L. Mason of Roxana, has completed a specialized aviation maintenance course iit Virginia Beach, Va. UPHOLSTERY SUPPLIES ALTON SEAT COVER & UPHOLSTERY Broadway at Henry 462-1561 Just One Giall Can help you arrange financing for yoljr new car as well as insurance. Your MFA agent cart help arrange both. See your local MFA agent toddiy. DONALD E. WELL AGENT Ph. 259-2302 149 Reno East Alton, III. 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