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gRIDAY. MAY <> IBM 49 Beauties Put Through Paces for Wood RiverShow Drilled in WalkiHgi Post* ure at Final Rehearsal J Pageant Tonight . ~Dttected Alton- Hign WOOD MVBR, May 8 h V Miss Esther Davis, $ . ucation instructor at Batt> Wood River Community School, 49 yo .SS'edTow" to' wftilT graa* uliy and m correct postures, durinjf a rehearsal Thursday evening oi contestant* to the beauty pageant to be presented tonight by the Junior Woman's Club. • The pageant will be held In the mvilion at Community Park, and is scheduled to start at 8 o'clock. Costumes of the cnfciato for the rehearsal varied from street clothes to shorts and outing apparel, and were suggestive of a rehearsal of Municipal Opera stars and chorus girls. Scattered about the pavilion were croups oj Interested spectators, including photographers, relatives, and friends of the young women. judges of the "Miss Wood River Contest" will be Joseph J. Dromgoole, city editor of the Telegraph; Leonard Schwartz of EawardsvlUe; and K. M. Porter, president of the Lions Club of Jcr~c;'vllle. For the "Little Miss Wood River" .test, Mrs. Firman Yoder, Miss Ijelphlne Henry, and Miss Alma Kramer, judges. , all of Alton, will be the The introductory address will be by Corporation Counsellor Francis Manning, and the master of ceremonies will be Merle Manley. Dance and musical numbers, including tap dances by Betty and Letty Thompson, Helen Louis McManus, Miss Raeola Ellott, Gwendolyn Schanefelt, Shrley Bell, Marjory White and Adele Prosser; and musical numbers by Marilyn -Searcy, Betty Lou Allen, Berdell Williams, Ned Cooper, and Edward Scarborough will be presented. Readings will be given by Marian Doerges and Ruth Ann Arnold, The introductory address by Manning will be followed by the contest for the selection of "Little Miss Wood River." The music and dance numbers will follow the "Little Miss Wood River" contest, and the finale for the evening will be the selection of "Miss Wood River."