Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 3, 1968 · Page 8
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 8

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PAGE A-8 f ' ALTON EVENING WEDNESDAY, JUL¥ 3, 1968 luoridation Date xtended for Alton i By WAVNE MARKHAM I Telegraph Staff Writer j Alton Water Co., which jfaced a state deadline t tfuly 1 for operation of a ofidation system, still kits.the start of construe,-« u n on its facility. LA similar delay for the IBethalto Water Co. was, al^ ; fk> reported by All on Water |Co. superintendent Clarence jArbogast, who said state <health officials-had granted, fthem an extension. j A biH requiring the fluort- Ration became law last Ju- jay, with operation ordered .;* If you're as busy ';' as most people... ,'* You need a .I "time-Stretcher"...a | CHECKING fACCOUNT ? Save time, money, trouble- 1| and travel and put. your "%' J family finances on a busi- f ness-like basis.. .with.. .A /'Wedge Checking Account. Your full-service Wedge Bank '•\ Member F. D. I. C. to begin Monday. Officials of delinquent water companies face a possible $1,000 fine and up to five years in jail for willful failure to comply with the state law. Arbogast said he had received Illinois Department of Public Health approval for the Alton fluoridation plant »n May, long before the April 1 deadline for submitting the plans. He indicated that Bethalto Water Co. officials had told him their fluoridation system also awaits completion. An increase in water rates for Alfon consumers is expected, Arbogast said, with scheduled increases to be added on the first monthly bill following installation of the system. The Alton Water Co. superintendent indicated it would take the first month of operation to determine the exact cost the new equipment :md fluoride would add. fe construction do, was awarded the contract •for ths Alton facility last week, nnd now has 30 days to begin construction. A T)re-fab building to house the equipment, as well as the equipment itself has yet to be erected.according to Arbogast. BacktOgged orders from the 1,453 communities in Illinois that must install the fluoridation 'systems have caused long waits for delivery of the equipment and chemical additive, he said, increasing the delay. Many different forms of fluoride can be used, Arbogast explained, but a liquid type, hydrofluosilic- ic acil will be employed in the Alton system. Added until a concentration of nine-tenths to one and two-tenths parts per million is reached, the fluoride shouldn't alter the water's taste, according to Arbogast. St. Louisan Held On Gun Charge An anonymous report of gunshots in the 1100 block of Milnor Avenue in Alton, early this morning, led police to the capture of a St. Louis gunman. Arrested on three counts of carrying a concealed weapon, discharging firearms, and intoxication, was 48-year-old Leroy N. Haymore who listed his address as 722 Taylor St., St. Louis. Alton police investigating the report of gunfire at 2:47 a.m. Wednesday, set up a roadblock at Clark Bridge and captured the gunman as he attempted to flee Alton. A .38 caliber revolver was found lying on the seat of his car, with five spent shell casings on the floor. Police reports indicated a six- th spent casing was found on Haymore's person when he was searched. An Alton resident, John Davis, signed a complaint charging the St. Louis man had fired at him on Milnor Avenue. Haymore is being held pending the arrival of St. Louis police who have a warrant for his arrest on a charge of theft over $50. Casteel Re-Elected Russell R. Casteel, vice-president of Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp., was re-elected to a vice - presidency of Junior Achievement of Mississippi Valley, Inc., Tuesday, at -the Board of Director's meeting in St. Louis. Anti-Violence Campaign Finds Favor With TV Audience and Industry; Networks Reap- praise and Revise Programs; Parents Should Boycott Sponsors Of Children's Horror Shows" —by Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson on the Washington Merry-Go-Round FRIDAY . IN THE TELEGRAPH! 3-' IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM THEY PUT LIVES AND FORTUNES ON THE LINE....THE DOTTED LINE Declaration tf Indoptndence Adopts* July 4,1716 ALTON WATER COMPANY an American Water Works System Company JOLLY FOURTH — Pleasure boaters like this one at Piasa Harbor have to grunt and strain to get boats to deep water. Alton Lake was lowered by the Corps of Engineers to relieve pressure at Wlnfield Dam and just in time to handicap the July 4 boaters. Mental Unit Here to Get State Grant The Alton Mental Health Clin- c Inc. of Alton will receive a $63,500 slate grant, part of grants totaling $5,828,422 announced today by Gov. Samuel Shapiro for mental health clin- Ixa throughout Illinois. Specialized Services, Inc., another not-for-profit Alton crpor- ation to help the handicapped will receive" $43,000 under the same program, ' Shapiro an nounced The state grants are made available to the handicap centers from legislatively appropriated funds and from money received from the relatives of patients. Under an agreement with the state, the local agencies supply at least an equal amount in matching local funds. In the case of the Alton Mental Her Ity Clinic, its. total budget for the fiscal year, starting July 1, i? approximately $150,000, which means the state *rant rewesents 45 per cent and local funds about 55 per cent. The local funds come from county "708" money which is raised by a special appropira- tion tax voted in by the public on a special ballot sev- ral years ago. Certain other agencies like the Mental Health Clinic throughout he state aslo supply more than 50 per cent of their budgets, n fact. Shapiro said that a teal of $6,779,838 is listed statewide to be supplied from the ocal agencies, compared to the grants which total $5,828,422 statewide . People Hurt Flipped A Moro boke rider was flipped 'rom his bike Tuesday when a three-speed gear system locked and he was catapulted'off the bike, injuring his left hand. Richard Gordon, 15, son of r. and Mrs. James Gordon of We. 1, was riding the bike near his home when the mishap occurred and the fingernail of his ring finger was nearly ground off in the fall. There were no lacerations involved. The abrasions to', the hand were treated in the emer- ;ency room of Alton Memorial lospital. Rides Into Fence A Rosewood Heights 9-year- old boy suffered a minor concussion Tuesday when he smacked head-first into a chain link fence ivhile riding his bike. Toby Thiel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thiel of 416 Valley View Drive, was riding the bike at a neighbor's yard when the accident occurred. 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