Lauds Vanpreler, Manning l ' otllcl- us t°° niueh. Jerseyville, Illinois. I would like to express publicly my thanks and appreciation to Mayor Charles Vanpreter and Village 'Attorney Francis Manning of East Alton for appearing before the Illinois Commerce Commission In protest of the cent gas rate increase proposed by the Illl nois Power Co. I feel it is an obligation of a mayor lo protect the interests of his constituents. Mayor Vanpreter and Mr. Man If the merger of Wood River and East Alton is ever brought about, may I suggest that Wood River be annexed to East Alton, where we can be sure of representation in ail matters of public interest. JOHN HOWDEX, 221) Penning Ave., Wood River j So/ne Lack Grandpas a ning's actions are in direct con-' Mr> Mitler is correct in his % trast to that of other mayors andi rcply to om% lctter about Thanks-^tantly citv officials of tins area. 1 won- 18 "' 1 " 8 , and Grandmother's DayJthem ' " der why? We should have both of days, but not as one, or not. vithout Thanksgiving.