Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on March 20, 1952 · Page 21
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 21

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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Member of The Associated Press. Sc Per Copy. ALTON. ILL., THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1952 Established January 15, 1838, Visits City Daily .William Kilter of Jersey To Observe 92nd Birthday JKRSKYV1LLK - William Hitter of this city will observe the 92nd anniversary of his birth Friday, at his home in this city. "I was horn in the Ahe Lincoln neighborhood in Coles county, and my folks lived neighbors to the Thomas Lincoln family before he cliod thore in ]8f>l," Rider related riiiriiiR a trip to the business district Wednesday afternoon. "I was born March 21, 1860, and although 1 was very young when my father left for the army, I can still remember him as lie went away. I remember rny mother calling us children from our play when some men stopped at our house for father. Come on, children, she said, tell your father goodbye, for he's poiiiK away and you may not see him again. Dad Dicil In Hospital "She was right, for lie died in an army hospital in Lit lie Rock, Ark. We lived in the country near Charleston in the Lincoln neighborhood, and we used to go to town in a wagon with mother and wl»6n we would pass the Lincoln home, she would say 'Get up, children, and see where Old Abe lived.' She had visited 1ho Lincoln home a hundred limes or more and knew Lincoln and his father and step-mother." Kilter's mother moved to Jerseyville before he left Charleston and lived here some time. Ritter came to Jerseyville Feb. 4, 1881 and joined the family here. Prior to that time, he ha<i learned the trade of a moulder and had done engineering work in mills of Charleston, He \vas-cmployed as a moulder by a stove manufacturing company. When a work stoppage occurred in the winter of 1881, Ritter came to .Jerseyville at the suggestion of his mother and rejoined his family here. He sought work in local flour mills, for that was the era of much wheat milling in the Jersey county vicinity. Jersey county flour sold on the St. Louis market then at a premium. JUIIer recalled that a mill once stood on East Arch street about one half block from what is now State street and the principal business district. Then arrived the era of competition by large city milling companies, and the rural milling industry dwindled and died out. Worked on Itallronil Kilter was later employed by the old Bluff Lino railroad. For eight years, he went about the cities served by the railroad and when the carshops were moved from Jerseyville to Springfield, Ritter went there and worked sev<>r;il years. He returned to Jerseyville and served on the city police force. Then he was employed as custodian for the old Jerseyville Iliijh and Grade schools. .There he continued for the next 26 years until he retired from active work. Ritter still maintains his interest in the local schools, and efi"h semester visits some of the rooms in the present school. He remain* jquite active physically and m;ik'<s ! trips each day from his home on jWcst Pearl street to the local business section. He suffered injuries during a fall on the walk before his home during the ice storm of the past winter He escaped without fractures but was confined to the house for several weeks. fit MMff Ollf flf /1lc»ll Of CARSON JEWELERS Alton's Largest Credit Jewelers YOUR DIAMOND PURCHASE INSURED FREE FOR 1 YEAR The gestation and incubation period among pigeons is only 18 days. Hob .fohnmn I'-nittofril Hobby I). Johnson with the 1st Cavalry Div. in Jap-n >md son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Johnson, It'.! Seventh street. Roxana, has been promoted to sergeant first cHss. Sfc. Johnson is serving with the com- bill division on Hokkaido, ,-iml is with the 7th Cavalry Rgl. (irntlmn Itttrk to Duty Klmcr II. (Sinshan. rtiginomnn. fireman apprentice, returned early Wednesday morning to (Iroat Lakes Naval Training Center after a two-weeks visit with his mother, Mrs. Helen Groshan, of Hijmberl road. On arrival al the naval base, navyman Groshan will attend tin advanced school for engincmcn, after which he will receive assignment to active duly. Telegraph Want Ads "CLICK" tilrl Hit* Smw HlRlit* year-old boy uho had punched his A girl has a right to decide whom 17-year-old girl friend lor refusing she wants to kiss, ruled Professor him a goodnight kiss. He hrnk<* her Barbara Wool ton. actinu magis-i glasses. "I, lost my temper." he (rate at Lambeth, Kngland. The i.said, "when she said she would decision was in the case of a 18-! only let me kiss her check" Till* Sffi'iiifj /tifif Hemitfj fo Votir IIOHM- Mtiff Sni-c . . . i Painting Iht <iti1*ti1f rtf vniir hnmf not only I fi'r.ihrn*t your niitlnok hill *l*n hMpfl ptf • ! »frvf tl<i VNlur. 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AT SCHWARTZ'S FOR YOUR OLD REFRIGERATOR (regardless of age or condition) 8.2 CU. FT. FRIGIDAIRE •made for once-a-week shopping! Has many features you'd expect to find only In higher-priced Refrigerator*. SAFE-Cold from Frlgidalr* Meter-Miser protects all foods from on* shopping trip to the next I Set All These and Many More features! • Famoui Merer- Miier mechanism has 5-Y«ar Warranty. • Exclusive Quickube Trays with built-in Tray and Cube Releases. • Large Super-Freezer holds over 29 Ibs. frozen food. • Cold Storage Tray for quick chilling meats, beverages, etc. • Bin-six* porcelain Hydrator for fruits and vegetables. Regular Price . TRADE-IN FOR YOUR OLD REFRIGERATOR REGARDLESS OF AGE OR CONDITION You Pay 244.75 , 45.00 "It Does Make A Difference Where You Buy" FREE DELIVERY UP TO 200 MILES CHWARTZ, 22 4 34 W. FERGUSON AVt. . WOOD RIVfR . ILL OPEN EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT TILL 9 P.M.

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