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a 516 for a on appoint V. 140 Attend Event Wood River Club Observes 40th Birthday Anniversary up By 1IARIMET IIINES of Wood River Tinman WOOD RIVER — That "Life Begins at Forty" was evidenced Tuesday evening when more than 140 members and guests turned out for the 40lh birthday celebration of Wood River Woman's Club at. Masonic Temple. Charter members, former presidents, regional, county and district officers were special guests with the program featuring Mrs. Emily Kimball Lilly in her review of the book "Sohu : mann-Heink, the Last: of the Titans", by Mary Lavvton. Mrs. A. W. McBride, president, welcomed the guests and members with a salute to the valiant women who founded the club with the .deceased Mrs. M. F. Manning as its president. Mrs. Karl Fulp as mistress of ceremonies introduced the charter members in attendance, as well as the.out-of-town officers and former presidents. Mrs. Clyde Vanatta, the former Mrs. Gertrude Gunnison, of Alton, re- ceiced three-fold recognition, having been a charter member, a past president, and honorary member. Mrs. William Bacheldor, the current cheer card chairman, .was another charter member introduced and Mrs. C. E. Maguire, an honorary member. District officers at the speakers table were: Mrs. C. D. Rice of Collinsville, Madison County president; Mrs. Ben Chapman of Edwardsville, 22nd district chairman and Mrs. M. E. Bruce of East St. Louis, director for the Southern -region. ' Former presidents taking a bow were: Mrs. Ralph Volz, Mrs. John Metzger, Mrs. Omar Lyon, Mrs. E. L. Kimmel, Mrs. E. Bl Gillis, Mrs. L. L. Baker, Mrs. Frank Bauer, Mrs. Hulda Traband, Mrs. I. W. Jolley, Mrs. Glenn De Atley Sr., Mrs. Harry Stover, Mrs. W. R. Stevens, and Mrs. Fulp. Mrs. E. J. Gemer, daughter of the second president of the club, Mrs. Robert Parks, compiled a non-statistical history of the club's activities which were presented in rhythmic verse by Mrs. J. A. Harmon. Several vocal selections were presented by the Melody Maids of East Alton-Wood River Community High School—a 14-voiced group directed by Miss Vera Jones of 'he school's vocal music department. Mrs. B. R. Hill, president of the Junior Woman's Club of Wood River, gave the invocation and the visitors response was handled by Mrs. Bruce. Decorations for the birthday party featured red rosebuds and ruby snapdragons in keeping with the ladies Nighf Of East Alton Club Set For Tuesday EAST ALTON — East Alton Exchange Club will have "lades . night" meeting and enter- Bin the'district governor of Exchange Clubs at an official visit to the local organization next Tuesday night. The event will start with a dinner at 6:30 p. m. at Selhime's Restaurant at North Alton, Charles Mitchell, president of the local 1 club, said Tuesday. ffhe Rev. Frank McDuffee, pastor of Godfrey Congregational Church, will speak, Mitchell said. The district governor, who will visit the club, is W. S. Keiner of Belleville. The meeting also will be the local club's observance of the 45th anniversary of the founding of the National Exchange Club. WSCS Meeting Set Thursday At East Alton EAST ALTON. — Woman's Society of Christian Service of First Methodist Church will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at''the home of Mrs. Alfred Springer, 118 N. Pence St. Mrs. Fred Maneke, Jr., will be program leader and Mrs. Glen Piltz will be devotional leader. Hostesses will be Mrs. Harry Frazier and Mrs. Springer. The organization has been invited to attend a meeting of the Main Street Methodist WSCS at Alton at 2:15 p.m. Thursday. ruby birthstone for 40 years. Area clubs represented came from East A'; ion, Alton, Troy, Edwardsville, Quercus Grove, Collinsville, East St. Louis, and Hartford, Other charter members named were: Mrs. A. K. Whitelaw, Mrs. S. A. Beach, Mrs. R. M.Spellman, Mrs.J.F. McCredie, Mrs. Otto Hoffman, Mrs. C. H. James, Mrs. G. L. Gillham, Mrs. George Herr, Mrs. M. Haller, Mrs. J. K. Towey, Mrs. J. F. Gainer, Mrs. George Buck, Mrs. F. M. Brett, Mrs. C. A. James and Mrs. E. E. Endicott. Ten of them are deceased. Read Telegraph Want Ads Daily

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 14 Mar 1956, Wed,
  3. Page 14

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