Mrs M F Manning
From The Telegraphs of Yesteryear Service Award for 1941. The Alton Board of Education adopted a program reduction in curricular programs, maintaining the quality of instruction, in its policy of operating strictly within its budget. Board president said that the responsibility of the type of school desired rested with the voters, and judicious expenditure of the district income with the board. 50 Years Ago AUGUST 2,1919 \ Complete government control of railroads was laid before Congress, with support of labor, as a remedy for the high cost of living. The program was presented by Hep. Fitzgerald of Tennessee and had the support of the railroad brotherhoods as well as the American Federation of Labor, Meanwhile, railroad shopworkers across the nation were staging a walkout that was disavowed by their national officers. A demand was placed before Congress that packers be required to place on the market food they were alleged to be holding in storage for higher prices. National heads of the telephone operators union were quoted in St. Louis as favoring, a plan to arbitrate the strike that bad shut down Bell operations. James Chessen and Fred CranOall, a special committee to recommend tbe type of paving for the Alton-fit. Louis road, returned from an inspection trip to Bloomington convinced that brick was tbe desired material. Cancellation of plans for a large evangelistic meeting in a tabernacle on Seminary Square was decided on at a meeting of clergymen and laymen at the YMCA. The group had plans well advanced. Ii had made arrangements with Dr, H, w. Slough of Wheaton to conduct the meetings, and with the board of education for use of the square. Social unrest and the uncertainty of advance in costs involved were cited as primary reasons for the cancellations. ' Postal authorities gave their approval to the newly enlarged Wood River post office, and work of installing fittings wai proceeding. Wood River's Comfort 1 Kit and'women's clubs were planning i nomeooming to honor returned service men. Tin celebration would cover Ferguson Avenue from Wood River to First street, and Whitelaw from Ferguson to Lorena. Mrs, M. F, Manning was general cuiirman of tbe event.