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PAGE THfcBl pianist, of A for the be the WoodRiwrLegionVo Two-Story Weaver Apartments WOOD RIVER.—American Legion, Post 204, voted Monday light to purchase A two-story iriek building at 229 Ferguson venue, known as the Weaver Apartments, as the site for a new tome. Exact price of the building is being withheld pending a meeting f the executive committee with he owner. Interest In expanding from the iresent basement structure at Sixth and Ferguson was shown by he large turnout of 57 members at Monday's session. The proposed new Legion home s a two-story, brick veneer struc- ure with basement. It measures 34 feet by 56 feet. Used as a multiple apartment building It was built n 1923 or 24 and has been vacant since a fire three years ago. Will Revamp Building If the purchase is completed, Legionnaires will begin revamping he building, starting with the msement club room. The size of he building will allow for expansion of the post to an active program which has been stymied in recent years by tightness of space at the present hall. Among other activities of the Legion program, now mistreated, t will give space for Drum and Bugle Corps equipment, Legion' sponsored Boy Scout Troop 35, and the Auxiliary program including rehabilitation work. A lenglhly discussion led up to final approval by the Post. Led off by Fred Penning, chairman of the committee to Investigate the building, other commltteemen, Bill Groves, Bill Hanselman, and Wilbur Stevens reported the apart' ment can be remodeled to acconv modate Legionnaires. Attorneys to Work on Deal L. H. Holland and Francis Manning, attorneys, are commltteemen selected to care for legal matters Plans of financing are ,to be figured along with negotiations. The present Legion Home will be sole when the purchase is complete. Legionnaires will march with Veterans of Foreign Wars in the Memorial Day parade, May 30 They are to leave Legion Hall a 9:30 and march down Sixth street to Edwardsvllle road. The Post voted $25 to send Henry Eaton, son of a veteran, to Boys State at the Illinois State Fair Grounds, June 25 to July 2 Another $101.80 was voted to the Madison County Junior Legiott baseball team tor equipment lot*, owing a report by Harry EcBbtt, athletic director. , Officers will be n6mlnated\ Hi tht next Legion meeting, June 12, Installment Pfaui Mn*» AUSTIN, Texas, UP) — County udge Mace Thurman it letting off first offenders In hi* edurt pay heir fines on the Installment plan, 'Where the defendant haft & Job and is able to pay bit by bit, W» thinks it's better than having htm le In jail," he said. The judge ets those who plead guilty pay out their fines at $3 a day. Argentina recently bought 80 luxury coaches, worth $700,000, from a British firm. WEAR A BUDDY POPPY MAY 26-27

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 23 May 1950, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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