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   Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - October 14, 1976, Alton, Illinois                                ALTON TELEGRAPH Serving Greene and Calhoun Counties Ml 232 ADO 1070 JJ2 I V East End out of CBD plan in bitter wrangle ByJIMKULP Telegraph Feature Editor Tlic East End business community was removed from the controversial Alton Central Business District Special Service Area proposal Wednesday after a long and bitter wrangle on the floor of the city The vote followed remarks by two East End principals in the one for the plan the other Final voting came after several attempts to lay the resolution over to give time for proponents to discuss the plan with and to hold a public hearing on the The vote to approve the resolution establishing a Central Business District Special Service Area without East End included was 13 for and none Alderman Kenneth Campbell could not vote because he had been ejected from the meeting Seventh Ward Alderman Robert when it came time for him to cast his said This is the most bitter bill Ive ever Im very disappointed in the East Id hoped that Alton could pull together for Instead of pulling But its not going to Pace said he was forced to vole for the without East End or wreck the whole The wrangling began with remarks by Cliford former Alton city who asked the council to exclude the East End area from the The area in question extends from Easton Street to Central The council chamber was crowded with about 25 East Enders and Abraham said he could have gotten 100 Abraham acknowledged that some of the bigger firms in the including the financial institutions and Jacobys Furniture were in favor of the he added theyre the but theyre not all of the or a majority of the When Abraham was questioned about how many property owners were represented on the he replied that he could not say because the lots have been split up so He estimated that about 40 pieces of property were represented by the When Alderman Roy Geltz asked him how many firms wanted to be included in the CBD Abraham The building and the bank and the furniture He estimated that 95 per cent of the area did not want to be in The second speaker from the East End was Simon owner of Leaders Department who Is a member of the Alton CBD He said he was speaking for Lawrence Keller of Alton Banking and Trust who had planned to ad dress the council on the We firmly believe East End needs this program and want to be Olian He added that the CBD wanted to have a meeting with other East End businessmen to discuss the because they believed many of the objections to it were He asked the council to table he plan so they could hold the To objections by Alderman Marion Vanfossen that the city could not get businessmen to clean up their sidewalks Olian but added that the CBD plan will take care of bad sidewalks and for Olian said We dont want this East End to become a crime Many are afraid to go into business there unless the area has a and this is the reason for the It will protect our Alderman Roy Geltz objected that the East Enders in favor of the plan never appeared to answer the objections of the He said they stayed in the background and had not asserted Geltz said the East End was strongly opposed to the plan and that the proponents could come back later to them with another Its a selling job on your he Alderman Tony Vambaketes disagreed that the East End proponents had been sitting In the and had merely asked that the resolution be laid over so they could gather their forces to talk to the After the two speakers had Mayor Paul Lenz read the resolution to approve the CBD which would have included the East Alderman Jane ONeill jumped up and offered a motion to table seconded by Alderman James At the same Geltz tried to make a but Lenz recognized ONeill Geltz a point of saying ONeill did not recognize the chair when she made her but that he This is why you dont have harmony in this Gcltz shouted at the You dont follow the ONeills motion to table the resolution lost by a vole of nine to Geltz then offered an amendment to the resolution to exclude the East There followed some parliamentary including an amendment by Vambaketes to require a public hearing on the Vambaketes and Geltz squabbled over and Alderman Don Huber stepped between them when it appeared they were becoming He told Gellz to sit down while Lenz banged his gavel with a thwack loud as a pistol There you snorted to The wrong way every Wrong way The Vambaketes amendment was again by a vote of nine to That meant the Geltz amendment excluding East End was back on the but Roth moved to lay the whole resolution He said the East End opponents had had an opportunity to study the proposal and the proponents should have the same That motion also was nine to This the Geltz amendment to exclude the East End made it lo the floor and was adopted 12 to When the motion lo adopt the resolulion as amended was brought to a Lenz rejected attempts by ONeill to and Roth to table it The resolution was then adopted by a vote of 13 to with one Alton cops carry Campbell from city council chamber Alderman Kenneth Campbell was forcibly ejected from the meeting of the Alton City Council Wednesday night by two police officers who had been ordered to do so by Mayor Paul Campbell refused to leave his chair at his city council sat down and was picked up bodily by Waller Conrad and Officer Robert He was carried into the hall outside the council Several spectators applauded him as he passed by in the arms of the two It svas the highlight of the wildest city council meeting in the memory of veteran city hall The meeting was punctuated by angry wrangles and It was a long ending at 11 Aldermen Roy Geltz and Tony Vambaketes accosted each other in Geltz told Vambaketes to go back to your Both Alderman Don Huber stepped between the two men to separate them when it appeared they could clash Geltz accused Vambaketes of being disrespectful toward The ejection of Campbell came during a discussion of a petiton complaining about noise at Bill Roes Tavern at Logan and State Neighbors of the tavern have complained that their sleep is being disturbed by slamming of car doors and speeding automobiles in the tavern Alderman James Roth moved that the petion be referred back to the traffic he the committee had another petition in regard to the Campbell had begun saying the ALDERMAN CAMPBELL real trouble at Roes tavern was caused by an alleged illegal expansion of the Roth raised a point of order because the matter was referred to the traffic kept talking and Lenz ruled that he was out of When he Lenz ordered him removed by the Alderman Jacquelyn Monroe appealed Lenzs decision to the which voted 10 to 4 to reject her Lenz then told Campbell that he had been voted down by his fellow council and ordered him to stop Campbell refused and Lenz again ordered Conrad to remove the who was standing at his said to Conrad youll have to get I know my I have a direct Conrad moving toward the alderman to stand alongside Ill put my papers Campbell stuffing his council papers into his Conrad This is what happens when you have a dictator type of Camp bell observed I hope the people remember it at the next sat in his council chair and was picked up by Conrad and one officer on each As he was carried out of the down the aisle between the packed seats of spec he was Campbell said today that the majority of the spectators applauded and shook hands with him because I wouldnt leave on my own He said 70 per cent of the people who were there approved of his Lenz today described as shameful Campbells conduct on the council Lenz said he ejected Campbell because the alderman refused to abide by the majority rule of the When I called Campbell out of on a point of order by Alderman Campbell appealed my decision to the The council upheld my When Campbell refused to abide by the councils he was Lenz GETS SWINE FLU SHOT President Ford rolled up his sleeve and received a swine flu shot today from White House William AP Wirephoto Illinois resumes swine flu injections 114 YIARS AGO Members of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer and the New Ulm Artillery Battery clomp along a road near Sleepy in the light of a recent October They were reenacting march in 1862 of soldiers who went lo aid of besieged Fort under attack by AP Wirephoto fAP Illinois swine flu inoculation program was under way again after a days delay cause by reports of deaths following shots elsewhere in the State Public Health Director Joyce Lashof Wednesday ordered the im mediate resumption of the states inocula tion saying information from federal scientists indicates no danger ex ists from the The program was suspended Tuesday after reports that several elderly persons outside of Illinois had died after getting the Lashof said that her decision was based on information received from the national Center for Disease She said that with over doses of the vaccine given nationwide the several deaths reported are well within the number normally expected in this high risk elderly age She said autopsies on two of the victims produced no evidence they had died as a result of the Her decision was announced after a meeting with the departments im munization advisory She said the elderly remain most susceptible to getting the swine and urged they get their The brief delay in the state program should not affect its overall and the Illinois population should still be in oculated in time to prevent any mass out break of the she Austin a department the state program was under way in only eight counties outside of Chicago and Chicagos program is administered separately from the stales and the city did not suspend its effort despite the reported three of nine states that suspended the swine flu inoculation pro gram have decided to resume giving iNsidc National Newspaper Op Americans dont like either Sixth graders elect Jimmy Court says county cant charge for Royals In finals Can diet affect hearing loss Turning cooler Low high Fun Ford to arrive in area later amid tight security ByBILLMcFADIN Telegraph Staff Writer Saturdays schedule for President Fords visit to the area has been moved back about 30 minutes according to police authorities handling the security the Presidents train from Joliet had been scheduled to be in Carlinville at and in Alton at Carlinville police Chief Robert Stratton says the time in his town has been moved back to and John Light of the Alton Police Depart ment said current plans are for the train to reach the College Avenue Anitrak station at Police said security will be tight along the route the President will Parking for spectators will be difficult in Alton because of the location of the Amtrak station and the lack of suitable parking on nearby A ropedoff area will be set up for spectators at the so they may hear the Presidents Macoupin County Sheriff Richard Zarr said his deputies will be stationed along the 42 miles of track the train will travel in his and police from other departments in the county will assist in that Madison County deputies will take over the track watching once the train crosses the county and will guard the tracks to the Alton city Zarr said Im getting all the extra help I and added no deputies will have the day off and many will work 24 The railroad he will be completely Stratton said parking is less a problem in Carlinville than in and his department is expecting as many as persons to be at the Amtrak station there to sec He said he will have 14 men on traffic patrol during Fords stay in town and to handle traffic before and after the A spokesman for Madison County Sheriff John Maeras said at least ten deputies will be made available to the Alton police for traffic and other security He said some will be others will be Once the President has spoken at the Alton Amtrak he will leave in a motorcade which will travel down College Avenue to then lo Broadway to the Clark Bridge and into Security for that motorcade will be handled by the Secret Alton county deputies and the Illinois State Light said current plans are for the President to speak about 10 minutes at the then shake hands in the He is expected to be out of the station by and on his way through Light but it depends on the mood of the Light said about people are expected to meet the President at the train He said there will be no parking allowed at the Other parking arrangements will be announced before he speaking for police sheriffs offices and Secret Service whether on security or traffic said weve got a big shots after tests revealed no evidence that the vaccine caused the deaths of elderly But several areas reported sharp declines in he number of persons showing up Wednesday for the free The program is designed to reach up lo 200 million Officials in Louisiana and Illinois on Wednesday ordered the resumption of their Vermont authorises said immunizations would resume on At least 33 elderly persons in 16 states most with a history of heart trouble art reported lo have died after receiving the Lenz zoo remark draws apology A woman who said she resented being called an animal demanded and got an apology from Alton Mayor Paul Lenz at the city council meeting Wednesday Sadye 1907 Slalu was granted the floor to speak and told the aldermen that she and some other citizens had been present at the previous city council meeting when the mayor said we acted like we were in a The she and the others were protesting at the previous Behnen was the deplorable conditions on 4th She said the mayor had remarked lo 3rd Ward Alderman Roy Gellz in connection with the issue You must have brought all your relatives either you have been to Ihe Said Behnen I resenl being referred to as an animal and I demand a public She pointed out to Lenz after We citizens are a part of paying your Lenz replied that he was tremendously sorry Behnen had taken his remark the way she asserting that it was an attempt at levily on his Then he Please accept my hu told I offer it to to this council and the entire Behnen thanked him and led the   

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