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F Manning - 25 and 5O Yean Ago Jan. 8, 1929 Fourteen...
25 and 5O Yean Ago Jan. 8, 1929 Fourteen member* of the June elms'! of Alton School were elected to membership fn the National Honor Society. Membership was based on scholastic standing, leadership and character. The list included Ruin Smith, Virginia Monk, Verla Lamport, Spencer Brown, Glenn Davis, Warren Sparks, Carolyn Ssvain, Eloise Swain, Vlasta Koukl, Dorothy Mather, Jack VVoltemade, Thelma Chapman, David Little, and Alice Reed. Members of the Board of Health decided t.o R ive the matter of a full-time health commissioner consideration, and investigation so that a proposal could be placed before the next meeting of City Council. In addition to the health commissioner, Alton had ft sanitary Inspector, but .it was believed xvith an increase in salary and reduction in the work, the city could get by with one employe in that department. Hugh Horstman was elected president, of the Associated Charities, with John Duncan .Jr., vice president, and E. P. Howard, of Wood River, treasurer. Mrs. May E. Fairman, widow of Prof. Charles Fairman, for many years a mem nor of Shurtieff College faculty, died nt the home of her son in Lin- denville, N.Y. The body was to be returned to Alton for burial. Wood River City Council instructed City Attorney Manning to notify the railroads with lines at the Ferguson Ave. crossing that the Council considered the watchman service at the crossing inadequate— that both a night anoVday watchman should be on duty. Walter Thurman, driver of a nine Bell taxi, owned by Ike Barton, was injured when his cab was wrecked in collision with a large motor truck near the eastern limits of East Alton, while he was c-n route to pick up a passenger in Wood River. Annual report of St. Paul's Church showed the financial condition good, 25 per cent increase in membership, and n proposal to spend $7,000 to redecorate and recondition the parish buildings. Schools in Alton were preparing to observe Thrift Week-. The local schools had attained a place on the national Thrift Honor Roll with a record of 75 per cent enrollment listed as depositors for the first quarter of the year. Pupils in the public and parochial schools had a total of $43,397 in savings in the banks. Graduation of 122 junior high pupils was to lake place Jan. 23, in the auditorium of Alton High School. Jan. 8, 1904 Members of the local lodsre* of Modern men of America were paying their first under the adjusted rates which went into effr, i Jan. 1. and camp clerks reported they were hrnriru: few objections. Willie Doty, IB, of tfnion St., suffered A broken arm when thrown from a delivery wagon he driving for the Schwartz grocery. His mishap tnr>k place on Garden St., in Upper Alton, where tw n wagons collided in the darkness of early evening Persons near at hand took Doty into the store r>r Mrs. Harry Mackinaw, where Dr. T. P. was called to attend him. After setting the bonr, Dr. Yerkes drove the injured boy to the Doty homr Metropolitan newspapers were carrying stories on former Alderman Kd Beall's rfan to provide flm for "families with children." Friends received woni of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Char!r> Brooks at Pueblo, Colo. John J. Gorman and Mis- Katie Zethwoch of Alton wore married In Bellovillr. A marriage license was issued in Kdwardsville t,, F. J. Hnngo of Hamel and Miss Rose Wolf of Alton W. A. Rice, the barber, was making plans to tnl«- over the operation of a farm at Girard, Mrs. Mary Hendricks, '21, died at the home of hri mother, Mrs. I.insig, of 812 Liberty St. Her husband and two children survived her. Burial was to be under auspices of Ihe Maccabees, following service* in Evangelical Church. W. F. Roach of Portage, a rail road employe, was fatally injured when Struck by a train in the West Alton yards. Mrs. Honora Kccfe, 85, succumbed to bronchiir at the home of hop daughter, Mrs. Mary GibbtiM- 903 Alby St. She had moved hero in 1893 from Nim ker Hill after the death of her husband. Anolhn daughter, Mrs. Kale Harris, of Alton, and two son Judge 1). E. Keefe of East St. I/nils, and John .1. Keefe of Bunker Hill, survived her. Julius Dejim dahl, 28, was found dead at his home in l-'ostcrhinu Lawrence J. Sigloch purchased from Miss Raniii M. Forbush a 2-ncre tract on Madison 1 Ave., in Gnu brill's Subdivision. K. J. Morrisscy and W. J. Sent! wont to Lilchfield to organize a new council <.< Knights of Columbus, which had 50 charter mem bers. Aldermen were, discussing an ordinance in regulate public buildings In interest of safely. New officers of Alton Turnverein worn Ed IIuKn. bach, president, and Herman I.uer, Henry Lui/, William Horn, August Luer, R, Gossrau, J. \v. Schmocllcr, C. Horn, and August Neermann,

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 08 Jan 1954, Fri,
  3. Page 6

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