Mrs M F Manning

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Mrs M F Manning - »wm w FO )OD RIVER CONCERTS Organization...
»wm w FO )OD RIVER CONCERTS Organization Perfected to Give Settes of Eater- tainments During Winter Months Organization of th* Ooramtttiity - Concert Club, a unit to a«t permanently in the presettttttlon 6t ffSe nab- lid concerts and tor the advance- mant of general community work, Including representatives of the four irxluntrlal nlantg erf the Wood River District 'and of other local associa- tlonfl, was effected at a meeting at noon Monday (n this 6Hlce of o. 9,. HMll, safety .director of the Standard OH Company Refinery. Regular busl- ness meetings' are td tie held monthly and H is planned to give concert* monthly,during the winter Season, ' • The organization J was effected with the following present and as members: Mrs. M. F. Manning, president of the Wood River Woman's Club; Mrs. Karl Valentino president of the Hart- rorfl Woman's Club: S. 0. Keller, 6Uperlntendei!.t of the White Star Re- nnery; 11 B. Gleiber, director of the Employment and Safety Division of the, International Shoe Company Tannery; R. R. Matthewa assistant superintendent of the Roxana Petroleum company; I. L.. Stocker, Standard Oil'Company Refinery Band; John FlartngarVWood R4ver Visiting* Nur«. es 1 Association,; C, F. HaJI, Standard Oil Company; Val E. Rels, Wood River Retail Merchants Association,'and R. W. Behymer, Wood River Jour- Mai. ". Officers and members of committees wore, elected as follows: < President—R. R. Matthews. ' Finaiv*)al Secretary^—C. F. -Hall. Program Committee—-J % ,L. Stocker Mrs. Manning: and lift's. Valentine. Publicity—R.v W< Behyifter; "' s Finance Committee-^}, F. HalJ. L. B. Qleiber and Val R Reie. Hall, eommlttee-^S. O. Keller and John Flanagan. ; Plans, for the future work of the club were' discussed, particularly in relation to the mqn,ttily ^concerts Several members of the neW organization assisted* in'. community .concert work last year and the experience gained at that time Is t6 be used in the future. x; , Under the plan adopted last winter free concerts were given monthly in the Community High School auditorium andLthe same plan will be followed this winter. *. In addition, however, it Is the tiope of the new club to obtain the Kil Rare Theatre for special program*,, particularly for the showing of industrial films and for those dealing with subjects of interest to oil refinery ami manufacturing communities. Definite announcement of these plans will be made in the near future. ••• This arrangement and the formation of the. club with representatives of the local industrial plants, will permit a branching out of the community work that was started last year in Wood River alpijej to include all of Hartford *nd t ftpxana,,,; It is pointed out that • t^e.VinttffeBtfenrf *he three communities are Identical and that a plan of this jdn$,whl do much to bring them together and to 'mate possible better co^peraqott Between them 2nd their people. During the summer several concerts were given at the city band Ijtattd. Refreshments concessions were given to different organizations, and a commission 'was paid by each,for the furtherance of this clamr of entertainment. The money that was realized from these concerts is to ha turned over to the club. •.•.•The first concert for the winter season will be given Wednesday evening, December 20, in the auditorium of the Community High School. « will be given by the btandard Refinery Band and will be under the direction of Prof. Stocker.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 08 Dec 1922, Fri,
  3. Page 7

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