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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

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PAGE ALTON EVENING TELEOflAPH , JULY 8, 1968 PARTLY CLOUDY AND WARM — Rain IS forecast Monday night for the Great Lakes region, the upper Ohio Valley, Florida, the coastal portions of the Southeastern States, western Texas Weather Forecast and eastern New Mexico. It will be warmer in the Middle and North Atlantic States and cooler from the north* ern Rockies through the Northern Plains. (AP Wirephoto Map) ALTON and vicinity — Clear to partly cloudy and rather warm tonight and Tuesday. Only a slight chance of nighttime thundershowers. High Tuesday, 88-95, low tonight in upper 60s or low 70s- Extended Forecast Southern Illinois — Tuesday through Saturday temperatures will average 2 to 5 degrees below normal south and near normal elsewhere. Turning a little cooler about mid week. Normal highs range from the upper 80s to north to around 90 elsewhere. Normal lows from the mid 60s north to the low 90s extreme south east. Precipitation will avenge less than half an inch occurring as scattered showers or thundershowers throughout the period. DATA AT THE DAM 8 a.m. At Alton Dam—Temperature 78; Tailwater 13.30 ft; Yesterday's High 90. Low 69; Rain to 7 a.m., —. Bike Trip to LA. (Continued From Page 1) times in motels and tourist homes. Their portable quarters are a 16-pound tent which sleeps five people comfortably and stores compactly. A sterno .stove; and sleeping bags filled with down. All necessities, are stored on the our bikes. A minimum of staples is carried, with some convenience foods for emergencies. They have wash-and-wear clothing, sweaters and rain gear. Each third day they stop at a laundromat; if a sudden rain hits, they stop at the nearest laundromat to dry their clothing. They carry a repair kit, tubes and a tire pump for their I've - speed Schwins. They oount five flat tires to date, and replacement of a bent wheel on Laraine's bike. Tiie'r itinerary follows Piasa Harbor Boat Firm Leveled by $25.000 Blaze Flames from a trash fire destroyed Godfrey Boat and Motors at Piasa Harbor this morning. Loss was estimated at $25.000. .. ,, . Reports show the flames spread from a pile of burning boards onto grass and then to the rear of the building. The frame structure was quickly engulfed by the fire and had destroyed most of the building and contents before volunteer firemen arrived. The Godfrey Volunteer Fire Department was called first, but the fire was out "of Godfrey district. The QuarryElsah Fire District was summoned. However, firemen could not save the structure or the contents, which included boat motors, parts, fishing equipment, bait, and a sandwich shop area. Charles "Chuck" Carter, owner of the boat shop, said he isn't sure if he will rebuild the busi ness. Sitting on a concrete block and looking somewhat dejected as firemen extinguished the flames, Carter said: "I sure don't have the money to rebuild right now." The boat shop was located at the entrance to Piasa Harbor, next to the Great River Road at Piasa Creek. Carter said the business wa closed when the fire started about 9:30 a.m., and then he had instructed workmen to burn some oil boards and trash away from the structure. The lack of rain in the area was listed as an apparent cause for the dry grass to catch fire at the rear of the structure while workmen continued their work in front of the building. Jersey Raccoon Test Negative JERSEYVILLE - A raccoon which scratched a small girl in Pere Marquette State Park Friday, was not rabid, according to tests run by the Illinois Public Health Laboratory in East St. Louis. Authorities became alarmed after the animal was tilled by a park watchman and they received a report that the raccoon bad scratched a small girl whose identity was unknown. Jersey County Sheriff's Dep uty Floyd Gardner told the Telegraph today, that despite a nationwide alarm by the news Alton Evening Telegraph «aw mqhr ~ —'al Maoaaar. *-^dSH w H. Mc, ' Aisistant Central media, the girl was never identified and no calls were re ceived with information con cerning the child. Your Worry- Frn Motorlnc at lowor Mtt.it MILLERS MUTUAL GOLDEN KEY AUTO INSURANCE fie* Your MILLERS MUTUAL Mao Today! Midml Hlcfcmm OfflM *6fi-0661 After 5 p.m. 48M778 MlUEir MUTUAl 9f HrUM0l* •UftANGI ttmtitm U.S. 40 arid Interstate 70; 40 disappears in spots and 70 takes over. They said a highway stretch which was bad for cycling took them 50 miles out of their way near Terre Haute to get near VandaUa. The hospitality of their countrymen continues to delight the Bauers. The family has appeared on TV, been heard on radio, or been pictured and featured in newspapers. People spread the w o r d. Others watched for them, bringing watermelon, coke, food for all. Many of the Bauer's friends along the way are, like themselves, members of the League of American Wheelmen. In Alton, the family stopped at 2001 Park Ave., with the Lyman Holdens who kept Christopher while the travelers went to the laundromat. Aske<! if he had an estimated time of arrival at Los Angeles, the father explained that he has a New York due date of .Nov. 1 for work on a nt>w book; and intends to write another on camping. Until his resignation early this y%ar, he was managing editor of "Guideposts" Magazine," and he retains a position of contributing editor at the publication. He hns co-authored a book entitled "Then Sings My Soul" .-.which will be out this fall. Enough has happened to provide all the Bauers with materal to write books. Christopher, for instance (remembering a birthday cake and candles and a party provided by a Zanesville, Ohio, newspaper) might someday publish "A Funny Thing Happened to Me on My Way to Los Angeles — I Got A Year Older." The Irip was no haphazard deal, but was programmed for many months. Preparation and conditioning got into fur swing when, starting in March, the family rose early each morning to take a 10 mile OP more pedaling session before school hours. The vacationing Bauers have a dual purpose in the trek. They believe you can discover America best this way; that you can discover more of America and a greater cross - section of Americans over the handlebars than can be seen by plane, train or car. WASHINGTON (AP) - suitcases and boxes stuffed with petitions for strict gun controls were carted into a Senate hearing today while a House committee prepared to act on a sweeping proposal to ban mail order sales of all firearms. Senators were told the petitions carried more than one mil- ion signatures. With both wings of Congress at work today on the gun control measures, -a bill is expected to emerge from the House this week. But therfe is still doubt whether a stricter law can be sent to the White House before Million Signers Ask Gun Law ongress goes home next month. A proposed ban on mail sales of rifles, shotguns and ammuni- ion was pending before the louse Rules Committee while the Senate juvenile delinquency subcommittee conducted hearings on a wide range of gun con< trol measures. Import Controls Sought Sen. Thomas J. ftodd, D< Conn., the subcommittee chairman, said he will offer an amendment to put into effect immediately the firearms import controls provided for in the recently enacted crime bill. The Import curbs will not take effect until mid-December as the law now stands. Dodd said Trash (Continued From Page 1) fills in Madison County is at a low ebb as previous Telegraph stories have shown. Alton Township Supervisor George "Boob" Roberts objected to a county-operated system since Alton has just completed readying a landfill at a cost of about $100,000. "The people of Alton already are paying for a fill and they also will be tag ged for the county fill," Roberts said. In answer to a query from Roberts Wisely said it was possible that the county could acquire the Alton landfill from the city. "I've talked to the mayor," Roberts responded, "and he said he doesn't want to sell it." Asst. Granite City Township Supervisor Dan Churovich asked wisely about the possibility of federal funds to Madison County if it went ahead with a program independent of the other two counties which might eventually be combined with them in an overall plan. New Laws (Continued From Page 1) more than 50 East St. Louis business places by Royal Globe Insurance companies. In Missouri, Robert D. Scharz, Director of the Department of Insurance told •the Telegraph that legislation similiar to the proposed fflirtois bill will be introduced in Missouri next January to protect the cancelled policyholder in riot risk areas. The St. Louis Housing Authority may lose 85 per cent of the fire and other insurance coverage of | nearly $52.5 million because Royal Globe is cancelling policies in riot potential areas or high risk neighborhoods of St. Louis. some Importers are making a ast ditch attempt to flood the country with cheap foreign sur- )lus military weapons before hen. Consideration of suffer gun control laws became a major issue following the assassination of Sen. Robert F, Kennedy early last month. One restriction came soon alter Kennedy's death when Congress passed and the President Retired Dentist Dies at 79 Dr. deLafayette Reid, 79, a dentist in Alton for over 45 years and active in community affairs, died at a hospital Sunday morning. Dr. Reid took an active part in the community work of the Upper Alton area where he had his offices. He was a member of city and state dental societies and was active in the Greater Alton Association of Commerce and the Boy Scouts of America. The first Scout troop in Upper Alton was organized with the help of Dr. Reid. Retired since I960 due to failing health, Dr. Reid was born in Mt- Vernon, HI., July 9, 1888. He attended elementary and high schools there and graduated froom Washington University in St. Louis in 1914. At Washington University, Dr. Reid was a member of the Xi Psi Phi professional fraterni ty. you'll travel farther, faster with Luggage from . . .- signed an omnibus crime control bill containing a provision prohibiting the mail-order sale of pistols. Then as congressmen reported public pressure mounting fot even strtfiger gun bills, measures were introduced to extend the niail-order ban on handguns to rifles and shotguns. , Opponents of the more strln* ent laws, led by the National* Ifle Association, launched A drive to keep Congress from acting. This effort seemed to crest about the time President Johnson asked fot laws registering all guns and licensing their owners. Supporters Hopeful When the senate Judiciary Committee vated June 28 to postpone action on all gun bills to this week/ supporters of stronger laws said the delay was a defeat for them. The supporters remained hopeful even so that the colfr mittee will report out a gun con* trol bill containing a registration provision. But strong opposition is expected on the senate floor, particularly to the registration- and licensing provisions, then, if the bill gets through the Senate, it will have to be accepted by the House, which will be a rough task. Dr. Arvin J. Crose Dentist Announces Change of Office Address from 400 West Delmar, Alton to 3015 Godfrey Road, Godfrey Effective Tuesday, July 9, 1988 466-4732 YOU don't have to be a MILLIONAIRE for YOUR SAVINGS to earn 5% For a long time, it seemed like the big interest rates were only available to people that could afford to deposit large sums of money. Well, at The First National Bank & Trust Company in Alton, you can get a 5% Savings Certificate with as little as $500. Not only do you get 5%, but you can also be assured of guaranteed bank interest, with six month maturity. Our savings Certificates are automatically renewable and the interest is paid to you quarterly. ' So, earn 5% interest with a Savings Certificate at First National in Alton with a minimum deposit of $500 or /more. You don't have to be a millionaire to earn 5%, but you'll sure feel like one when you receive that big interest check. 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