Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 9, 1968 · Page 3
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 9, 1968
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TUESDAY, JULY 9, ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE A-3 Hurt People Nearly Fatal A dive off a barge into the Mississippi proved aitno&t fatal for an 18-year-old Elsah youth, Monday, when he hit a log submerged in the Water. John Robinson, 16, was with three other youths at the river and was rushed to the emergency room at Alton Memorial Hospital. With his neck in a brace and daily treatment required, John is lucky to be alive, his brother said. The injured diver is the son of Mrs. James Thompson of Elsah. He told his friends he thought the log, which was barely visible in the water, had floated downstream from the spot where he was diving. Poison An unknown amount of weed killer was swallowed by 2-year- old Ross Kirkpatrick, Monday, and the boy was admitted to Alton Memorial Hospital. The toddler Was watching his father treat weeds near the family pool and apparently got to the empty bottle of weed killer which had a little liquid remaining. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kirkpatrick, 420 Fourth St., Bethalto, Ross was given a sto mach lavage in the emergency room and then admitted for observation. Encore A trip to the emergency room at St. Joseph's Hospital with a large bump on the head, Monday, was only the start of medical attention for Michael In- glod, 6, as his mother soon discovered. Michael, son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Inglod, 2701 Viewland, was treated for the bump he got yesterday. Today he goes to a doctor for treatment of tonsillitis. The 6-year-old got the bump in a fall when he struck his head against a rock, but the tonsillitis was discovered late Monday night by the boy'; mother, who at first thought Mike's symptoms' came from the bump. Headfirst A 6-year-old Godfrey gir spilled headfirst off her bicycL Monday evening and gashed her chin in the fall. Pamela Clark, daughter o Mr. and Mrs. Donald Clark o 5506 Purvis St., was riding thi bike over a section of grave when the bike tipped and shi fell off. Butterfly type bandages were used to close the injury in the emergency room of Alton Memorial Hospital. Hard Bed A 3-year-old Cottage Hill aviator flew his toy glider int a flower bed, Monday, am came out of the crash with broken toe. Robert Miller,.son of Mr. a Mrs. Jerry Miller, 1213 Walnu St., Cottage Hills, was injure when several concrete block surrounding the flower bed dis lodged and fell on his feet a he went to retrieve his plane. Robert was taken to th emergency room at Alton Me morial Hospital, where it wa discovered he broke his left bi toe and cracked several toes o his right foot. Fisherman Raymond Will Leave After Years in Area COMING TO TOWN — This is the homemade barge that Mrs. Marietta "Heat" Raymond came to Alton in 1940 to establish her well known Raymond Fish Market. She had moved with all ^.if. her belongings down stream from Illini Island, which was inundated by the lake created by Alton Dam. This old photo is from the Telegraph files. LEAVING TOWN — And this is how Mrs. Raymond and her son, John, look today as they prepare to leave town aboard their 54-foot ultra-mod- ern houseboat for better fishing spots farther south. The patch Mrs. Raymond wears is to help correct an eye condition. Housewife Molested In Hallway An unidentified Alton house wife with an 8-month-old infant in her arms was molested Monday when she mistakenly en tered the second floor of Alton Banking &. Trust Co. in the 600 block of East Broadway. Her attacker fled when an attorney came out of his office and walked dowh the darkened hallway. The 25-year-old mother told Alton police that she had gone to the bank Monday but hat mistakenly entered the rear o: the building and found herself in the hallway leading to private offices. She said as she turned to leave a youth, about 14 years old, accosted her. The woman said she became faint just as an attorney came out of one of the nearby offices and frightened off her assail ant. Bugged by insurance ^ ^ Sentry Package Policy takes the ^W bugs out of business insurance. Wraps up just about every business hazard in one contract. Like buying "wholesale" — with "wholesale" savings. Pay for all your insurance with one check. Only one phone number to call for service on any kind of claim. Phone us now for the facts. No obligation. 108 Ajby 8f. — Alton Pb! 4tt*«l - 4H4HI JIRRY LAMAI 804 Monroe £t.»«Mt Alton Pfc. MIW'MI — SENTR URANCE Hwdwwre HutiUli t Sentry Policemen Rescue Man Alton policemen battered down the door to an apartment early this morning and pulled a 50-year-old man man to safety as fire of undetermined origin caused heavy damage to the flat. Alton Police Patrolmen Larry Parks, Stanley E. Walkington, Allen Tuetken, and Donald E. Vickey, found John King seated on the bed in his room at 1025 George St. He was admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton suffering from smoke inhala tion. Alton Firemen had received the alarm at 5:10 a.m. today and summoned police assistance when another resident of the apartment house said a man was in the burning apartment. Patrolman Donald Vickey forced open the door of the apartment and rescued King. Alton Fire Chief Warren Grable said the fire appeared to have started near a kitchen gas stove and spread to pieces of cloth that King apparently had used in an attempt to extinguish the flames. Chief Grable said firemen are continuing their investigation into the cause of the fire. By JOHN STETSON Telegraph Staff Writer A pa^e in Alton's colorful river history will be closed ; soon when its best known commercial fisherman leaves town to try her luck farther south on the Mississippi. Mrs. Marietta "Reat" Raymond, who started making IHWS in the Alton area back in the late 1930's,'recently sold her fish market at the foot of Henry Street, announcing that fishing "has slowed way down around here compared to what it used to be. "It's that low water dam south of here that's caused this," she said, "and this dam here at Alton has never helped things either." "Reat." now 64, was lowering and raising commercial trammel fishing nets in the Mississippi even before the Al'on dam was completed about 1936 so her observations don't come as those of a casual fisherman just down on his luck. "I venture to say that there is only one-third of the fish here below Alton Dam than there were before they put that low water dam in down at Chain of Rocks six years apo," she said. "Real" has had a lot of dam froubfe since she first came to the Alton area from Arkansas and Missouri as a young woman in the 1930's. Back in 1939, when she was still living on Illini Island which then was located just south of Scotch Jimmy's Island, her lament was over the construction of the Alton Dam and crpation of Alton Lake, which inundated Illini Island, then owned by her husbaicl and her. Following that, she moved to Dressier Island where she continued commercial fishing; but she only stayed there for a couple of years before moving downstream to the Henry Street location. Before she and her husband sold Illini Island to the government as part of the Alton Lake project, Reat spent countless hours on the river, fishing and rowing her boat back and forth between island and mainland wnere she would sell her fish. In those days before outboard motors became as popular as they are now, Mrs. Raymond did all her own rowing — and preferred it thru way. "Those outboards are too loud £.nd they scare the fish," she used to claim in those eirly years of her fishing career. The other day when she was interviewed by this reporter she had just come in to shore from rowing a 16- foot boat out into the river "for exercise." Asked why she hadn't used the sturdy 45-horsepower motor attached to the boat's stern, she said with a twinkle in her one good eye, "I think rowing is good to keep the arms toned up and I just don't hold with those motors for a casual pleasure trip." Through the years, the river woman has spent an •awful lot of time in boats and many rides were shared with catches of fish she was bringing in, either to somebody else's fish market or to her own after she opened the Raymond Fish Market at Henry Street about 1940. "Even after I opened the market, I kept catching a lot of my own fish; but it finally got to a point where I had to stay in the store," she said. "That's another point about us leaving," she confided, "you get so you're spending 12 or 14 hours in that doggone place every day and that gets awfully old. 1 But Mrs. Raymond won't be in the store anymore. As soon as she had completed sale of the business she and her 28-year-old son, John, who lives and fishes with his mother, moved onto their 54-foot-long house boat, which is complete with TV, radar, showers, and all the other conveniences found in other homes. On the boat, the pair is accompanied by five huge dogs, several showing strong German Shepherd bloodlines, who frolic and swim until the time comes that a stranger arrives. At that point they quickly loose their frolicsome nature and the intruder knows that the dogs guard that houseboat as any dog would guard his home. The beautiful houseboat is tied up to an old floating shed where the Raymond's keep some of their equipment. On the shore near where the boat is tied, half-a-dozen of her chickens continue to forage. "I would like to take this old dog house," Reat said looking at the shed," but I know it just wouldn't stand the trip behind that 'doga- maran' of ours." The houseboat is of the catamaran type with a twin hull, but Reat claims that with five dogs on board, "There ain't nothing around here about cats so we just call it a dogamaran." One of these mornings when things seem just right the Raymonds will » head south for more productive fishing waters, maybe even as far as Louisianna and the Gulf. And Reat Raymond will leave Alton the same way she arrived three decades ago — by boat, but a boat that is a symbol of a successful life here. Doctors quit smoking CHICAGO — According to a recent survey, 52% of American doctors do not smoke. Many quit recently due, according to the Anti-Tobacco Center of America, to the conclusive evidence linking cigarettes and lung cancer. Many doctors gave up smoking wtihout straining their vvil power thanks to a new tablet which helps to progressively eliminate the need for nicotine and, as a result, the desire to smoke. Less than 2% of the 150,000 people who tried this tablet reported they still smoke! Smokers interested in receiving information (free) about this new tablet are invited to contact directly the Anti-Tobacco Center of America, Dept 335-Y, 276 Park Avenue South New York City, 10010. It is -sufficient to send your name and address. Just a post' card will do. Clothing Taken From Man's Car James Heckel, of 632 N. 6th St., Wood River, told Alton police Monday that clothing cal- ued at $150 was stolen from his car as it was parked at the rear of Germania Savings & Loan Assn., 543 E. Broadway. Heckel told police the missing items included two suits, two pair of slacks and three shirts. ONCE A MONTH QUICK TINTS LASHES AND BROWS Not a mature black—brown -light brown compltu kit $ 1143 Thrifty Drug "Daik-Cyu" can'I loop or cr«om off "Daik-fyti" can't waih or iwim elf : Zi£fi£*ai£$& *, SAVE FOR THEIR FUTURE. Who knows what the future holds in store? Be sure you're ready to face the problems of life with a growing savings account at our association. 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