Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 17, 1950 · Page 8
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 8

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EIGHT ALTON tVENtttO TfLlORAMt TUESDAY, JANUARY if,.llM ion Reflects Optimism Rflixftl Credit Considered Aid to Industry fty SAM DA WHO* WBW YdftK, <to - The auto industry plans V build more cars than »V«t, IB the neat few and says It isn't worried about finding buyers. But gome observer! wondtr if the supply of customer* for new cars won't dwln- 41* markedly by next fall. Industry optimists, currently staging coming-out parties for their latest models, apparently count on continued prosperity and relaxed Installment credit terms to provide the public with the wherewithal to -buy. They add that some 32 million can (about 40 percent of the cars now on the road) are 10 or more years old, and that more than 1 1 A million of these are going to the scrap heap each year. Used car dealers say their sales have stayed comfortingly high for this time of year, a trend partly explained by the mild, open winter most of the country has had. About half of the cars 10 or more years old are owned by families with cash incomes between $2000 and $4000 a year. Traditionally, this group ife a mainstay of the used car dealer. These families sell their lii-year buggy and buy one discarded by upper bracket families after three or fcur years of service. But this pattern is far from universal, and It may have changed since the war taught people to take better care of 'their cars, and since higher prices of new cars made ' some would-be customers think twice. Only about a fourth of the older cars are owned by families making more than $4000. In the case of car-owning families making $7500 a year, or more, 64 percent have already bought postwar models, although 15 percent still drive cars 10 or more years old. About one-fourth of the cars on the road were built since the war. Half of them are owned by families with an annual cash Income of $5000 or more. However, 17 percent of these chrome-plated jobs are owned by families making less than $3000 a year, and of this number, 2 percent are owned by families rated at less than $1000 a year In cash income. The break-down on ownership is of use to car dealers studying their potential market, and to auto makers deciding which price field to push and how long to keep production at top speed, And since the continued'' high prosperity of the auto Industry was a leading factor in making last year's recession mild, Its chances of making 1950 almost as food as 1949 are a matter of concern to all. Proceeding! of The City Council of The City of Alton, Illinois. Officiol Report Council Chamber, Alton, .Illinois, Jan. 11, 1950. A regular meeting of the City Council <jf the City of Alton, Illinois, was he'ld on the above date in the Council Chamber of said city at the hour of 7:30 o'clock P. M. Mayor Earl Llnkogle, presiding. On call of the roll the following aldermen were present! Warren, Charles Dooley, Wetsteln, James Dooley, Morrison, GelU, Waide, Perlca, Gross, Schaefer, Whetzel, Timmermiere, and Brown—13. On motion 'of Mr. Perlca, seconded by Mr. Whetzel, the minutes of the last regular meeting were approved as recorded by the City Clerk, by the following vote: Ayes: Warren, Charles Dooley, Wetsteln, James Dooley, Morrison, Geltz, Walde, Perica, Gross, Schaefer, Whetzel, Timmermiere and Brown—13. Nays! None. Mr. Dooley made motion seconded by Mr. Perlca, that Mrs, Sheppard, James Gorman and R. R. Brown be granted the floor, and on call of the roll said motion was carried by a unanimous vote. Mrs. Sheppard then presented to the City of Alton an American flag, and the Mayor assured her that the flag would be flown tomorrow morning. Mr. James Gorman explained that the library tax would cost the citizens of Alton a certain amount over and above the present Tax. Mr. Robert Brown spoke relative to the roll away slop signs in front, of some of the schools. REPORTS OF OFFICERS City Clerk read the monthly report, of the Building Comm., Annual report of the Bld>?. Comm., Parking Meter Account, Report of the Board of Trustees of the Firemen's Pension Fund, Annual report of the Fire Chief and the report 6f the City Treasurer; reports on motion of Mr, Schaefer, seconded by Mr. Whet/.el were approved and ordered placed on file. In substance the report, of the City Treasurer is ns follows: :ash on hand 5 100.00 General Bank Book.... 205,5-16.64 Motor Fuel Tax....... 659.94 Parking Meters 1,956.15 Receipts for month .... 38,399.20 5246,661.20 Disbursements 57,460.60 WARD No. 1 Precinct 1 Bernice Sager Pat Bristol L, Phlpps Precinct 2 Mrs. Susan* Newman Mrs. Edith Smith • Lillian C. Rice Precinct 3 Mrs. Florence Ashlogk Louretta L. Thomas Rose Garrett Precinct 4 A. .T. Duffy Lula Rain Ruth Michelbuch WARD Na. t Precinct 1 Elizabeth Gorman Irby Wlnkler Mrs. Catherine Walter Preclnct2 Mrs. Hilda L. Calhoun Postel Walte B«rtha DeSherlla Precinct 3 May McKlnney Mrs. Crawson Lena Witt WARD No, S Precinct 1 Rev. John Gill Clarence Brown Toby Wienshienk Precincts Mrs. Thelma E. Mueggenberg Emma Sawyer Harriet. Beall Prcclnct3 R, W. Queen Lenorn V. Crockett Nell Wlghtman WARD No. 4 Precinct 1 Mrs. Clara Carpenter Bessie M. Metcalfe Mrs. Joheler Precinct 2 Charles R. Howard Joe Klnzel Theresa Lizza Preclnct3 Kleanor Montgomery Amelia Schulenburg Amelia Flynn Precinct 4 John J. Grossheim ,T. Klasner Mrs. Sophia Schneble WARD No. 5 Precinct 1 Hnrry Nimmons Freda Netzhammer Wetsteln, MottttOH, ,O«U«, Walde, PeHca, dross, Schaefer, Whettei and Brown—il. Nays: James Dooley and Tim- mermiere—2. Alderman Warren presented the following resolution: BE IT RESOLVED, that the following substitutions be made and provided for in place of certain polling places named and desls> nated in Ordinance No. ,2344. WaN No; I Precinct No. 2: Polling place shall be Lincoln School, 1021 Alton Street, Instead of Browns residence, 403 East 8th Street. Ward N«. 4 Precinct No, 2: Polling place shall be 716 East 4th Street,, instead of Turner Mall. Precinct No. 3: Polling place shall be 502 East 6th Street, Instead of Purity Bakery, Ward No. I Precinct No. 3: Polling place shall be Clara Barton School, 40! Main Street, instead of 2402 East Broadway. , Ward No. • Precinct No. 4: Polling place shall be 2121 Johnson Street, in stead of Doyel residence at 2205 Johnson Street. Ward No. 7 Precinct No. 2: Polling place shall be Horace Mann School, 2708 Edwards, Instead of Upper Alton Studios, 1520 Washington Avenue. Inc., erty. Mr. the a laid over. signs: PUBt ' '8:00 Precinct No. 4: shall be Dunbar Polling School, place 2309 Precinct 2 Don Carter .T. Anton Dletz Rudy Sawder Precinct. 3 John Nlenhaus Mrs. Laura Beck Mrs. Beryl Hngerman Professor Invents New Safety Pin AP Newsfeatures ATIANTA—An engineering professor who coaches wrestling on the side turned inventor and came up with a really "safe" safety pin. It meets approval of babies parents, and doctors. When It's open, it's closed. With the pin, baby can't got stuck when getting his diapers changed. Nor can the mother, or father, stick their finger. Should Junior swallow the pin, the doctor can easily retrieve It. The inventor is Robert N. Miller, Ph. D., Assistant Professor in chemical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He's coach of Tech's wrestling team, and coached the football line several years during the war. He was a footbajl player himself In student days at Ohio State University. Dr. Miller said he got the idea from Dr. Murdock Equen of the Ponce De Leon Infirmary here. Dr. Miller's first interest was form the father's viewpoint. He and his one-year-old son both got stuck, frequently, when wrestling with a diaper change. Dr. Egven's Interest was from the surgeon's standpoint. He had Invented a magnet for removal 'of metallic objects from windpipes and stomachs. Open safety pins are not always so easy. The sharp point of the pin will rip tender Insldes. With the magnet, doctors have removed open pins by pushing them Into the _ stomach, turning them around and by Mi"TTnu^ermie7eV"and""on"caii Cash Balance $189,211.33 Respectfully submitted, ANDREW J. OSBORNE, ' City Treasurer, , Alton, Illinois. * COMMUNICATIONS City Clerk read a letter from Brown M.otor Lines, Inc., submitting three propositions for the leasing of the old C. & A. Depot- Mr. Wetsteln made motion, seconded by Mr. Gross that Mr. Myers be granted the floor and on call of the roll, said motion was carried'by a unanimous vote. Mr. W. C. Myers then explained the three propositions submitted by his company to the City Council. On motion of Mr. Geltz, seconded by Charles Dooley, said matter was referred to the Real Estate Committee. Mr. Perlca made motion that Mr. Woodcock be given the floor, said motion seconded by Mr. Tim- mermiere. The Mayor ruled said motion out of order. REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES Alderman Schaefer presented audited bills chargeable to the fol- ,owing accounts: Cleaning streets 44.40; Fire Department 3935.49: Salary 1446.66: Incidentals 95.40: Police 4774.96: Repairing Paved Streets 17.70: Ignis 2679,94: .Water Works 1778.31: Public Buildings 354.89: Sewers 780.94: Sidewalks 4.80: CITY COURT 83.30: Plbg. Exam. Bd. Fd. 25.50: Civil Service 37.50: 1'Jnjjlneers Salnry 162.50: Garbage Fund 1499.95: State Highway Malnt. Fd. 152.60; Motor Fuel Tax Fund .10.50: Safety 126.83: Parking Meter Fund 829.30: Public Building Restoration Fund 229.94. 'Alderman Schaefer moved that all audited bills as presented bo paid; motion seconded by Mr. Warren, and on call of the roll, motion was adopted by the following vote: Ayes: Warren, Charles Dooley, Wetsteln, James Dooley, Morrison, Geltz, Walde, Porica, Gross, Schaefer, Whetzel, Timmermiere and Brown—13, Nays: None. Alderman Brown presented the bond of Leonard Schelbe, and made motion for the approval of said bond, said motion seconded Precinct 4 Mrs. Ruth Sulton Wm. Zimmerman Mrs. Laura Van- Dergrlff WARD No. 0 Precinct 1 Raymond Ready Edward Brown Loretta R., Beiser Precinct 2 Mrs. Emma Miller Mrs. Helwlg Mrs. Kate Paaklns Precinct3 H. Edward Meyer Mrs. Hazel Calame Dora Brlce Precinct 4 O. Hemphlll (rank Hedger Celestine Sewell Washington Avenue, Instead of Balster's residence at 2309 Hum bert. Precinct No. 5: Polling place shall be Shurtleff College Gymnasium on Annex Street, Instead of Kane residence, 3016 College Avenue. W, H. WARREN. Mr. Warren made motion for the adoption of said motion seconded WARD No. 7 Precinct 1 Harry Christoe Mrs. Luclan Collins Dr. A. Brewer Precinct 2 Robert M. Stamper Alta L. Campbell Mrs. Rose Hebner Precinct |3 J. B. Johnson June Strejeper Emily Meister Precinct 4 Ed. J. McPhillips Lucile McCormlck Mrs. Wm. F. Llndley Precinct 5 Genevieve L. Combs Florence T. Johnson Margaret Stobbs W. H, WARREN Mr. Warren made motion for the adoption of said resolution, said motion seconded by Mr. Perlca and on call of the roll said resolution was adopted by the fojlow- ing vote: Ayes: Warren, Charles Dooley, resolution, said by Mr, Perica, and on call of the roll, said resolution was adopted by A unanimous vote. Alderman Charles Dooley presented the following resolution: Be resolved that the Corporation Counsellor with the City Engineer contact the Union Electric Power Company regarding that repairing of serious washout alongside Riverside Drive, serious and costly repairs to both City property and Union Electric High Tension wire standards can be avoided if given immediate attention; we ask that the City Clerk send a copy of this resolution to the Union Electric Power Company. Mr. Charles Dooley made motion for the adoption of said resolution, said motion seconded by Mr. Warren, and on call of the roll, said resolution was adopted by a unanimous vote. Alderman Wet stein presented the following resolution: Whereas up t6 the present so far as Is known, no office in the City Hall has been* designated, to be directly responsible for the keeping of records old and new of all rents, leases and franchises enacted at different times by the City Council to different sources. Now, therefore, bp it resolved that the Comptroller's office he designated as the -responsible agent, where a permanent record shall be kept. Also notices shall be sent by this office to the different holders, when money is due the city from rents, leases or fran-' chises. The Comptroller's office shall also send a report to the Mayor and City Council stating the standings every 3 months thereafter from the date of passage of this resolution. Mr. Wetstein made motion for the adoption of said resolution, said motion seconded by Mr. Warren, and on call of the roll, said resolution was adopted by a unanimous vote. Alderman Wetstein presented the following resolution: Be it resolved that the Revenue Committee be empowered to call for bids for 8000 decals for City Auto License for the year 1950. A report to be brought back next regular meet- Ing. Mr. Wetstein made motion for the adoption of said resolution, said motion seconded by 'Mr. Perica, and on call of the roll said resolution was adopted by a unanimous vote. Alderman Wetsteln presented the following resolution: Be it re- 3:30 AROC* '7:» 11 H 3:« Where for the Regarding Ition c ing of it. was the sion. Mr. following:, Regarding Street, tl Chief of were n£ BWrWR MflwT UfMtt, permitted t» remain as of the old C. A A. £N>p«t 00 p*r month until 'such the franchise is recorded aty Council for this ptup- 'etsteln made motion tot ptloh of stid x resolution, on seconded by Mr. Gross. tlon of Mr. Celts seconded valde, said resolution was :• * • tan James Dooley present* live plans for school stop SCHOOLS Meriting • ,' ) A. M.— 9:00 A. M. IS A. M.— 1:15 P, M. evening ) P. M.— 4:15 P. M. :HOOL Momlitf 10 A. M.— 8:30 A. M. Ween 10 A. M.-l:30 P. M. eve*lnn 1 P. M.=-4:15 P. M. IAL SCHOOLS Mernlnff » A. M.— 9:00 A. M. %*___ Neon 5 A. M.— 1:06 P. M. Evening 1 P. M.— 4:00 P. M. kindergartens are In:30 A. M. to 1:15 P. M, tries Dooley made motion adoption of said report, econded by Mr. Whetzel ill of the roll, said report ted by a unanimous vote. an James Dooley present- lowing reports: ng the hazardous con- ised by the unsafe park- :ars at Northwest and t corners at 7th and Belle, recommended that the part.ment be given this id that the curb lines be ack 30 feet in order to rcement. 1 Meeting Dec. 14, 194*. •esolved that an investi- made regarding speed- in ry Street and results of ittgation be reported to Council. d to the Traffic Commls- nes Dooley presented the ng speeding on Henry »is was referred to the Police. y nes Dooley made motion tdoption of said reports, >n seconded by Mr. Gross, 11 of the roll, said reports Dpted by a unanimous vet*. . J Alderman James " Dooley pre- ' sewed the following resolution: < Me it resolved that the flag pole * on top of the, City Malt be placed l on the ground In front of city Mall Building as it would be safer for f men putting up and taking down ' and would not receive the wear t and tear as in the past. Mr. James Dooley made motion e for the adoption of said resolution, said k , motion 'seconded by Mr, ' Charles Dooley, and on call of the c roll lild resolution was adopted by I a unanimous vote. J Alderman Schaefer presented l the following resolution: r ltoM)Hrtft0fl • ^ BE IT RESOLVED THAT, prior to the BOarB of Stoning Appeals * considering the petition of any ap- * .pllcant for a variation of any kind; c such » applicant shall - file, with said board, a certification, to the * effect that he has advised, by notice in writing, the owners of 1 c the frontage proposed to be al- '* tered, the owners of the frontage * immediately adjoining or across aq * alley therefrom, and also the own- l ers of the frontage directly op- ' poslfe the frontage proposed to be ' altered, as to the date, time, and c place ^>f 'the proposed hearing on such application. ' ' , * GLENN SCHAEFER. J Mr. Schaefer made motion for the. adoption of said resolution, n said motion seconded by Mr. Whet- xel and pn call of the roll, said c resolution was adopted by a unanl- . mpus Vote. ... ' * Alderman Schaefer . presented • the following resolution: ' Whereas it is -necessary that ;; the Treasurer's Office be provided ':] with 20,000 envelopes for tax col- ,1 lection and ; Whereas the price on same Is L $36.16 per thousand with a deposit * of $6.16 ner thousand to bo •« made immediately. Now therefore, be It resolved that the advance payment of 5123.20 for such purposes be and hereby Is authorized. Mr. Schaofcv made motion for Lhe adoption of said resolution, said motion seconded by Mr. Gross, and on call of the roll, said reso- lutMm was adopted by a unanimous -vote, Alderman Tlmjnermiere presented the following resolution: Resolved that provisions be' made in the forthcoming City Appropriations for the payment of a merchants watchman for Upper Alton for the coming year. Mr. ' Timmermiere made motion seconded by Mr. Brown, for the adoption of said resolution', and on call of the roll, said resolution was adopted by a unanimous vote. Alderman Timmermiere presented the following resolution: Resolved, that the Traffic Cbm- mission make a survev of es- tabllshin* a intersection bt Main College Avenue and report their recommendations badi to the Council/ On motion of Mr. Timmermiere, seconded by Mr. Brown, Mid resolution was referred to the Traffic Commission. Alderman Timmermiere presented the following resolution: Resolve*. that the Police Com* mittee make a complete survey Of Police Department equipment, radlo\ and jail, and make report the Council as to condition thereof and necessary replacements or .additions including automobiles, motorcycles and radio. ,0n motion of Mr. Timmermiere seconded by Mr. Brown, said mat- was referred to the Police Committee, Alderman Timmermiere presented the following resolution: Resolved 'that the Revenue Committee consider 'the question of applying the surplus G.M.AO. Railroad film Street Bridge payment towards the retirement of the Bridge Bonds and reduction of tax levies for principal and Interest and report back To the council Its recommendation. On motion of Mr. Timmermiere seconded by Mr. Brown.' said matter was referred to the Corporation Counsellor and Revenue Committee. Alderman Timmermiere presented the following resolution: IN SO FAR AS THE EASTERN ENTRANCE OF THE CITY OF ALTON. ILLINOIS AT COLLEGE AVENUE IS IN'- A STATE OF GROSS DISREPAIR, AN EVE- SORB;, A POOR SIGHT WITH WHICH TO GREET VISITORS SAID -CITY, DANGEROUS AND UNSAFE, AND SINCE FEDERAL FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE «Mtt the Street OF Ttt! won THE CONDI- WORK OF SA TION TO REMEDY •tttOH W A Y DEPARTMENT OF THIS DlS f ft I C T, REQUESTING Att> MT 1M> MEDIATE TEMPORARV AL. LEVIAT10N OF M TM» CONDITION, AND PJjANS i JPOR PERMANENT ELIMINATION OF THIS HAZARD." JANUARY 11, 1950. Mr. Timmermiere made motion seconded ny Mr. Brown for tru adoption Of said resolution, an< on call of tho roll, pnlrt m^it^r was adopted by a unanimous vot« On motlbn of Mr. Drown -sucond' ed by Mr. Timmermiere, the meeting adjourned on 'call 01 the roll by a unanimous vote. - Signed, PAUL A. PRICE, City Clerk, Alton, Illinois (Seal of the City of Alton, Illinois)^ Output of Peru's fishing industry hit new high marks durlns, the 1940 first half. SKIN IRRITATION . . . with Ralnol. Surt» at one* itch, comfort and relieve rmw IrriUttori , rwhw, ch.pplnt, eh««nf«n* «- c«u««d plmptei. « I «* t . Bar, try R««"<rf REMEMBER PRESCRIPTION SERVICE Daily 9 A. M. to 10 P. M. WE DO DELIVER Sunday and Holiday*, 9 A. M. to 1 P. M.-4 P. M. to 10 P M. Sickness and accidents may come at any time and we are here to serve YOU and VOUR Doctor morning, afternoon and evening. Foster's Drug Store 330 EAST BROADWAY DIAL 2-XS82 SAVE TIME BY ASKING YOUR DOCtOR TO PHONE US NEW! NEW! NEW! then fishing them' up with point trailing. Sometimes however open pins can't be removed easily, and doctors can only remove them by cutting from the Dr. Miller said ho became more Interested while talking with Dr. Equen— at a Tech football game —about the dangers of safety pins. With some advice from his wife, Dr. Miller went to work. H* turned up with a reverse action safety pin. The sharp point is on the Inside of the guard whan it's open. You have to pry It apart to UM It, like a bobby pin. H fastens pust like an ordinary safety pin, but It stays locked. Or. Miller said It has met every test but swallowing. But the pin is magnetic, so it should pass on that score. IU feaUnd recently doubled ration. of the roll, said bond was approved by a unanimous vote, ORDINANCES Alderman Geltz read for the Fifth time Ordinance No. 2342 and made motion seconded by Charles Dooley, said ordinance be laid over indefinitely and on call of the roll, said motion was adopted by the following vote: Ayes: Warren, Charles Dooley, Wetstein, James Dooley, Morrison, Geltz, Wnlde, Perica, Gross, Schaefer, Whetzel, Timmermiere and Brown—13. RESOLUTIONS Alderman Warren presented the following resolution: RESOLUTION Re It resolved that the following are hereby named, authorized and designated to'be and act as judges at the special election to be held in and for the City of Alton on January 21, 1950. 61% had prompt relief of pailful RHEUMATIC "•"•« Working with a group of patients, physicians found that a single application of new Sloan's Balm relieved painful •ymptoms in the following amasing percentage of cases: Arthritis (rheumatic) pains 61%, bursiti* pains 33%. muscular aches 60%, neuralgic pains 92%, sprains 100%, backaches 51% ... average of foregoing cases 63%, Sloan's Balm is different'from any* thing else. It induces "Intra-muscuUr warmth" deep down in the tissues, evidence of an increased flow of blood, which hasten* removal of waste matter and helps nourish tissues. This effect lasts for hours and Mtends at (cut an Incb below the surface-in most CSMS down to Itw region where Uw psia is. SLOAN'S BALM In scientific tests, Sloan's Balm proved itself up to iVt time* ss dfoctlvc as other remedies tested, in cvssUag con- Ming warmth ia tinuet. No wondtr It brings MW rclkf. So, wkstsvtr the you take (or rheumatic palw or muscular acfcss, also uu Sloan's Baln-to increase circulation of healta-givis* blood In the painful area. Ptaoatiy settled. Easy to UM. Gtt it today. Now Broad war, Alton ENJOY i|MH»MII HOMOGENIZED MILK <%•**<

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