Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 13, 1972 · Page 21
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 21

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 13, 1972
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Section C Pages 1-12 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Glynn appointed to assessment post in Jersey Alton, Illinois, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1972 JERSEYVILLE - Thomas B. Glynn, 25, brother of realtor John .1. Glynn, was appointed Tuesday to the $8,800 per year supervisor of assessments post with effective date of his employment set at Oct. 1. This culminates a dispute between the former board of supervisors and Assessment Supervisor Whitaker "Bud Slover. The former board refused to roappoint. Slover when his four-year term expired but he continued to serve under state statutes until his successor was named. Glynn passed the exam which was given by the state on Ang. 30 with the second highest score. The female applicant who had made the highest score withdrew her name from consideration after she decided that sin. 1 did not want to move, to Jersey County in order to get the appointment. Third highest scorer was Virgi! Myer, appraiser and realtor, who had indicated th;)l he wanted more than tiie salary figures set by the board at its July meeting. Tn other business, the salary for the coroner was tentatively set at $3,500 per year plus expenses based on a committee study of past fees paid to the coroner's office. The decision to employ Glynn came on an 8-3 vote made in a secret ballot with C h a i r m a n Downey not voting. Expenditure of $220 for an appraisal of the courthouse, the jail and the county highway shed and contents was okayed with the appraisal figures to be incorporated into specifications for a county insurance package for which a call for bids was also okayed. The board also appointed Paul Cornelious as county weed commissioner for $2,25 per hour plus mileage. — Okayed extension of the time for the board of review to complete its work. — Tabled drawing of a jury list until the new voters registration lists, from which the jury panel is drawn, is completed, with the circuit judge's permission. — Okayed moving of the polling place in Jersey Precinct 5 from the Farm Supply building in Jerseyville to the Housing Authority. — Reappointed Mary Holder, Fred Schneider and Lawrence Finkes to the board of the Jersey Community Hospital for a three year term. EVERYTHING GOES IT PAYS TO ACT NOW ROGERS Inc. Appliances 21 PI D > Z > O m MAGNAVOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT CENTER ONLY To Larger and Better Headquarters at 5501 Godfrey Rd. With Over One Acre Qf Free Parking All Floor Samples Priced Right For Quick Removals, During This 8-Day Inventory Reduction. We Will Be Open Every Night 'til ? Bring Your Truck or Trailer Everything In The Store Included. 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(AP Wirephoto) EDWARDSVILLE - "To see a .student body here is the long-awaited realization of a dream we had more than five years ago," Dr. William Greek, executive secretary of the _ Illinois State Dental Society, said at last week's opening of the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. The first class of 24 students, all from Illinois, gathered on the University's Alton campus Sept. 5 for four days of orientation. Coursework began Monday. Greek said justifying ;i dental school in Southern Illinois to the necessary state agencies "was not at all difficult, because the need was so apparent." Illinois has three other dental schools, but all are in Cook County. They graduate a total of 250 dentist per year, but the majority leaves the state to set up practice, and many others stay in the Chicago area. Few come to southern Illinois. Dr. Frank Sobkowski. dean of the SIU dental school, said for years more than half the dentists in downstate Illinois were supplied by the dental schools at St. Louis University and Washington University, both in Missouri. But by 1971 Washington University had only two Illinois students in its first-year dental class, and St.. Louis University had closed its dental school altogether. ''The urgency of establishing a dental school, mentioned in the mandate of the slate Board of Higher Educatino, was heightened by the closing Of St. Louis University's school," said Sobkowski, who arrivod at SIU in the summer of 1969 after being selected in a nationwide search for a dean by the SIU Board af Trustees. Sobkowski said Illinois is fifth in Ihe U.S. in population and fourth in per capita income, but. 14th in dentist- patient ratios. "To aggravate the situation, distribution is poor, with 70 per cent of the state's dentists in the six-county Shicago area," Sobkowski said. "The ratio of dentists to patients around Chicago is about 1 to 1,500. but in Madison and St. Clair counties, the ratio is about 1 to 3,000. "The keynote of everything we did was to establish a dental school here as soon as possible while still developing a x program of excellence." he said. Though the normal time for start-up is seven years, it took Sobkowski and his faculty only three years to meet the requirements of the American Dental Association to accept students. The students will attend under a three-year curriculum, with no summer break, rather than the traditional four years. "The curriculum will be flexible, with students allowed to work at their own pace." said Dr. .Tames Harrison, associate dean for education. "Some may graduate sooner than three years; others can take longer and there will be no stigma." ^obkowski said in addition to allowing some students to graduate earlier and establish practices in areas of urgent need, the curriculum has other advantages. "We think it's desirable to have a professional curriculum operating on a continuous basis," Sobkowski said. "That way skills that are learned don't have to be relearned. And of course a three-year program is most economical for everyone, especially the students and the taxpayers of the state." Sobkowski said "though there is no question that our prime mission is education, the dental school will be more than a school — we are planning it as an oral health center." The school will be con- cerned with patient, care for some community residents and will continue to provide a n advanced education program for practicing dentists, under the direction of Dr. Richard Coy. When the University first decided to open Ihe dental school on the Alton campus, there were plans to Wild a permanent facility able to handle much larger classes on the Edwardsville campus by 1975. Building plans for the Edwardsville campus have been shelved temporarily because of funding shortages, but Sobkowski said he hopes a permanent facility can be erected someday. J & A Springman "We'll outgrow the Alton campus in three to five years unless wp drop plans- for i m p o r t ant programs like- training of dental auxiliaries, and establishing graduate degrees," he said. "The SIU Board of Trustees has .<*•< aside 80 acres for us in Eft wardsville. We have th- ground to build on, but w<i must get the money." PAINT Godfrey, III. 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