Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 29, 1968 · Page 3
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, June 29, 1968
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SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1968 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SIU Adopts Electronic News By DALE AftMSTttONG Telegraph staff Writer In an effort to meet today's need for rapid communications, Southern Illinois University's N^ws Service here has turned to electronic news released to better serve the mass media of radio, television and newspapers. News of campus events can now be obtained by dialing a special university telephone number which provides a continually updated summary of news highlights recorded on an automatic answering device put into service in March. Previously, stories written by the News Service were sent to members of the mass media through the mail, and published or broadcast one to two days after they were prepared. By using the new system, radio and television stations can broadcast news releases within hours after they are prepared, and newspapers can often publish them the same day. While the majority of the feature stories and announcements written by News Service is still sent out by mail, the system allows important events on campus to be picked up the same day they occur. As ar example, University News Service Director A. R. Howard pointed to the recent SIU Board of Trustees meeting, .when chancel- Kane Youth Injured in Auto Crash A one-car accident in Jerseyville, Friday night, hospitalized a 16-year-old Kane youth with multiple lacerations to the arm and head and totally demolished the car he was driving. Edwin L. Rothe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Roths, Rte. 1, Kane, was driving south on State street in Jerseyville when the accident happened at 6:40 p.m. Police reports indicate the Rothe youth came over a slight rise near the Legion Park in town right upon a southbound vehicle. He bra'ked and tried to pass the car, but his brakes locked and his auto spun out, crossing over into a ditch on the east side of the highway. Jerseyville police said the car, which had spun complete ly around, was totally demolished. "*!•£ There were no tickets issued. Police indicated the Rothe car had to be traveling at a high rate of speed when the acci dent occurred. The 16-year-old was- treated in Jerseyville Community Hospital for multiple lacerations to his right arm and contusions and abrasions of the forehead. He was later transferred to St. Joseph's Hospital, Alton, for further treatment. Car Bounces Off 4 Others Julius Eugene Newton, 34, of 2000 Sycamore St., Alton, was arrested by Alton police Friday night after his car allegedly bounced off four other cars and knocked over a caution sign in the 3400 block of Paul Street. Police said Newton fled the scene and was arrested at the police headquarters after he ad mitted he was the driver of the auto that did all the damage. Newton was charged with de struction of property, failure to report an accident, two counts of failure to remain within traffic boundaries, and having no operator's license. small appliance? radio? toittir? tlook? Inn? oin oponir? see— P.H.HIRSCH ft CO. STORES WILSHWE VILLAGE NQBTU ALTON WOQDBJVfiH EDWABDSVILLE lors were appointed to head up the separate campuses at Edwardsville and Carbon- The board meeting adjourned at noon, and a special tape highlighting the meeting was fed into the playbark system by 2 p.m. that day. While the system is available to all the mass media, it is mrticularly useful to radio and television stations, Howard said, because some of them like to record the tapes and simply play them back over the air during their news broadcasts. Other stations, and some newspapers, he said, will take the information available on the tapes and write their own stories from it. "Either way is O.K. with us," Howard said. The special telephone number has been made available only to the news media, and not to the general public, Howard said, in or- .der to keep the line clear as much as possible. Although a counter has never been installed on the equipment to see how often it is used, Howard said occasional monitoring shows it is apparently being used enough to justify its continuance. Most comments about the system during a survey of the news media were favor- ble, he said, although they ran to both extremes, from "This is wonderful," to "We never use it." Howard pointed out that while the actual writing of the news releases is done by News Service, operation of the equipment is handled by the unversity's broadcasting services. Howard said he worked closely with Fred Crimminger, chief production man of broadcasting services, in setting up the system, and that some of the broadcasting students also help prepare news for the FRED CRIMMINGER of Edwardsville SIU Broadcasting Service is shown here making a recording for a continual- ly-updated news tape available to the mass media of the area by telephone. IPeople Hurt... •i j. Hand Cut A soda can provide the undo- ng of 18-month-old Traci Thomas, Friday, when she cut her hand on the opening tab. Traci, daughter of Mr. and *rs. Ricahard Thomas, 1237 Walnut Drive, Cottage Hills, wasn't seriously injured, but a rip to Alton Memorial Hospital emergency room was included. The metal tab cut young Traci when she tried to remove the ring-like part of the tab from icr finger. Gravel Stings Loose gravel and a steep hill combined to result in injury when a 6-year-old Alton boy skidded his "sting ray" bicycle and fell. Jerry Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Moore, 3405 Agnes St., Alton, was treated for multiple contusions and a laceration to his forehead. Dozen Steps A 10-month-old Alton girl fell down 12 basement steps, Friday. Taken to the emergency room at 'Alton Memorial Hospital, Kristi Brann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Brann, 3839 Horn St., Alton, escaped with only a bump on the head and a few bruises. James R. Heil Attorney at Law announces the opening of his office July 1, 1968 at 500 East Sixth Street Alton, Illinois 62002 465-4479 (ADVERTISEMENT) (ADVERTISEMENT) LOSING HAIR? Before Treatment After Treatment Warren Feathers shows results by Lesley Home Treatment. MEN AND WOMEN Hair Consultant Here Monday Mr. F. I. BronJe will be inj Alton, Illinois at the Hotel; Stratford on Monday, July 1st, Hours 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Come in and talk with the Lesley Consultant regarding your hair and scalp problems. Learn now you can treat yourself right in the privacy of your own home. 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In preparing an "actuality," a student may interview someone on campus about a particular subject, and the interview is placed on tape. The news media can then use quotations from the interview to prepare a story for its readers of listeners. In some instances, .the interview itself may be broadcast. While the system is not original, Howard said he believes the university is one of the first in the area to put it into use. A similar system was recently installed in the offices of St. Louis Mayor Alfonso J. Cervantes. Howard said he got the idea from Trinity University in San Antonio, Tex. He said he discussed it with Crimminger, who had "the talent and the equipment," and the two agreed to set up the system on an experimental basis. The first tape, he said, is usually put on the air between 9 and 9:30 a.m., and new tapes are made if they are needed later in the day. Howard said there have been times when as many as six to eight stories have been put on the tapes in a single day. . 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