Lester Antrobus died--25 years ago today
e- 25 and 50 Years Ago Aft HfWftlctftl pofl of physician* tfw epWesrife of respiratory illnesses was not iWiHttfc atid that futttoftbty on* eat of «v«y flv* ttertoftt was suffering from either c6lds, '!tifltttt!l$tt, Ot flnSHfnonla. An oddity of the was that parson's in lesser income WPA workers and relief clients, seemed to be less effected. Mrs. Christina Klopfer Sackers, 40, wife of John B. Sackers of McPherson street, succumbed to burns suffered when her clothing became ignited from a match she held while Searching for articles stored in her garage. Junior' High School students awarded American Legion medals were: at Cast Junior, John M. Peterson and Beverly Barley; at Roosevelt, Warren Paddock and Jean Mlsegades. Joseph J. Schenk, alderman of the Fourth Ward, died at $t. Joseph's Hospital. The 43- year old Standard Oil Co. employe had long been a, sufferer of digestive disorders and had only recently contracted'a. heavy cold. He was completing his, fourth term In the council, having defeated an 18-year veteran for the council, Lawrence Fahrig Sr,, by only seven votes. Two other deaths listed were those of William Lester Antrobus, 41, and William Greene, Wood River. E. J. McPhillips was elected president of the Illinois Building & Loan Association. Mrs. Elmer Gilworth, 55, was the victim of a homicidal assault at her home in Upper Alton. She was choked' and dragged from her bed at 12:10 a.m. when awakened by a burglar who had entered the house through an open window in an adjoining bedroom. Dr. Noble D. McCormick, pediatrician, formerly of St. Louis, opened offices in the Davis building on Broadway. The Calhoun County Board Commissioners applied for a PWA loan covering 45 per cent of the cost of a proposed courthouse to replace one erected in 1849. Estimated cost of the building was $130,000, 55 per cent of which was to be raised by bond issue. Leroy (Fats) Harrison, winner of four football letters at Alton High School — three each in track and basketball — was a January graduate. to kiep* tWft ft* gteafly arttttlrf. aw* bership, the Alton Board of Trade reorganised. Old officers and directors resigned to cleat the way. fheh members adopted a new constitution afld elected 25 directors. Onty 10 of members of the new board were actually "new," all fhe former directors having rtvelefited. George M. Mosset eantifnied spcretary-manager. the retiring presidetrt, Rodgers called the re-organiaaiton session? order. Then P. w. Coyle was made temporary chairman. First action after the election of directors was to pledge the Board of trade support actively the hard roads movement. C. F. Stelzel urged support for the project a hard-surfaced road between Alton and Granite City. Illinois Retail Lumbermen, In annual session at Cairo, voted to hold their next convention in Alton. A committee bearing Alton's convention Invitation was headed by R. P. Harris H. L. Winter. Supt. and Mrs. R. A. Haight entertained mid-year graduates of Alton High School dinner. The student guests were the Misses Mary Ryrie, Martha Stanly, Helen Didlake, Marie Sydney, and Lillian Gaddis, and Zerwekh, Frank Morfoot, Sidney Gaskins, Lucian Taylor. Two Missouri Point farmers went into partnership on the purchase of a $2,900 threshing machine. But in selecting the machine, disagreed on the whistle. To settle matters, two whistles were ordered. Thus, each, using the machine, would have his own favorite whistle to use. Almost three months after the community had voted "wet," Kampsville had approved licenses for two saloons at $500 a year. On the 19th anniversary of the Wann disaster that cost about two score lives, a car coke was found on fire on a siding in the location where the wreck and oil-car explosion occurred in 1893. A section boss discovered fire, and > hurriedly called a switch crew remove a tank car of oil and a merchandise of blasting powder from an adjacent track. Fire discovered at noon caused heavy damage to the Flach Estate buildnig on E. Street immediately west of Alby. The started in the millinery store of Mrs. A. Frederickson after she lelf her shop for lunch..