Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on May 29, 1952 · Page 12
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 12

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, May 29, 1952
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PAO* TWELVE ALTON UVBMNO TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, MAY 39, 1*52 Will Expand Wood River Township Hospital To 175 Beds Board Announcement Answers Opposition; Opposes Vote Plan WOOD RIVER-Tlie hoard of directors of the Wood River Township Hospital announced todny j their Inlehlton tfl pfrtcefd with] plnnd to expand the facilities of the Wood River Girl To Piny Role of Lincoln'** L o v e In announcing the decision tnj WOOD RIVfcR - Miss Blllin Lou proceert with the despd'fllely need-j B|.(n nf11 p||. daughter of Mr. and ed facilities, the board stressed the M rs . Harry L. Brummell of Land- faet that It hftd carefully tonald- ered the ninny recommendations. fnir Acres, has been selected lor ( thc role of Ann RutlerlgP in this suggestion* flfld fldvlc.e afforded II j season's production of "Forever by representatives of industry, la-j This land" fit New Salem, III., bor organizations, civic groups.! from June fl to Aug. 27, and individuals, alt of whom hadj Thp p . n ., n , Abraham Lincoln manifested their Interest in HIP| XV IH he played by n Springfield at- hefllfh and welfare of the comrnun- (orno y. Tlie play Is given each iiy. The board's announced derision follows closely upon'I he report thai petitions ai-e being circulated in Hie township asking for a referendum vole offering the tux-payer* H "less pretentious" plan of expansion from the original 225 plan at an estimaled cost of $3,000.000. While no definite plans have been approved, it was indicated thai 1he board has in mind the enlargement evening except Monday during (he summer months for tourists visiting the Lincoln shrine. The American Airlines, for which HOSTESS COMMITTEE of East Al'o-i Vv'omin's C.,b at J>.":Y In '*" old 'i:r, iy Ti '.(.' Ir-fr ID :••«;;.!: A. f-rj-cii'";::.'h Miss Hrummell hostess sta- N!W OFFICERS -< " c , Rai'.h \Va^f:-'d, ;,!:•:;. f P 0. :rr. Mr; |. Le:,-, F:- ! ^r, I,'--; fri'r-o V,^-,r. Ms. i -,?,-,,•? at \',--, AJ! Cn ( \ fr- •:. Her V. ; .!k--," ,••;;. Mr;, ha-.7 H ,;;- g, I.!,:. George P. S<:.,!)i, Mrs. H. P. ' c ,: f Ms. LDA-:!! f r^i fr l n Chb ^l \r'<- to r M tioned in Chicago, has granted the young actress and musical student a leave of absence so that she may accept the role, Ml*s Brilmmell vvas offered the role last year when the play was first produced. Her acceptance this of the present plan to a total of; year followed a chance meeting approximately 175 beds. In consideration Of the petilion being circulated, it was poinlpd out that the same minority group responsible for 1he circulation of the present petition \vnS opposed 10 the original hospital on the premise that Wood River Township did not need a hospital, because at that time it was adequately taken care of by hospitals in the area; and that because federal grants were not available to Wood River because of the then existing hospital facilities In the area, therefore no hospital at all should be built. This group was undeniably mistaken then, and admittedly so in their statements that they now concede that the present hospital facilities might Well be doubjed. The board of directors reiterated that to^ arrive at the 175 bed figure as an absolute minimum it had considered such factors as comparative populations of the Alton Township with 33,000 people and 300 hospital beds and Wood River Township population Of 39,000 with only 80 beds, wilh no additional beds available in Wood River for nursing care, against: Alton's accessibility to some 200 additional beds. The petition being circulated expressed dbtibt that the 1 hospllal can be expanded without an ihereaso in taxes above the present level. The board ha* had the benefit of top hospital consultants and directors and * firm of certified public accountants to review the record of performance as shown in the present plant and these authorities have concurred with the board In their contention and-substantiated the board's computation that n 200 to 225 bed hospital operated at 85 pel-cent capacity should not require an Increase in taxes aboxe 28 per $100 assessed valuation, even if bonds were levied up to an Additional $3,000,000 and even If operating losses ran as high as $80,000 per year. Wood River Moose Plan . Memorial Rites Sunday WOOD RIVER.—A special memorial service for deceased mem- berg will be given Sunday by the Wood River Moose Lodge. The services are scheduled to start at '2 p. m. and special music will be provided by the two lodge orchestras. The ceremonies will be under the direction of Governor YVIlllnm Ragent, whn lias Issued a special Invitation to nil relatives of deceased members to attend this service. June 2 the lodge will have an officers' meeting nl the hall at S p. m. On the snme night there ulll be a hi-slate meeilng for officois of District 10 of Illinois niul District 4 of Missouri at the Alton Lodge. This meeting is scheduled for 8 )). m. Krpnrt Heart! on Convention WOOD RIVER. -- Membeis of Ksiher Temple of Pythian Sisters jr., ar-.i Mrs. joe Nolan.— I/ riff pho'o. Holland to Head Wood River Rotary to View Wood River JC's "Magic Fire' Demonstration Bran v, rcl.r ."g p r '3rc'g '<• ' 'o r?h' ate a d f icr meeting Monday 1 i j" r^'l s'coiid vice presi- , [ n ^ )!, and Mrs. OtlO F. Cr '" 1 i% board member; Mrs. i'3 jc^e;;, bc-ircl rrerrber; tv'rs. Leo V/ol's, treasurer; K''-. )olin Dear, board r't-ri.bcr; Mrs. Alfred pr^rgor, corrcspcnd : ng tccrctar/; M'S. Jozcph CldSie/, record, ng f>rcrc;dr/ f.'rs. Seine-/ DfiLong, S boa-c! n-.e-rber.— Staff pi-.oto. with the producer on a flight from Chicago to Washington, D. C. Miss Brummell, who is '2',',. graduated in 1950 from Illinois \Ves- leyan (,'nivei'sily where she appeared in numerous plays and musicals. She sang that summer with the St. Louis municipal opera. The young lyric soprano sang several summers wilh the Wood River Municipal Band. She now studies under Miss J-Jstelle Leibllng of New York. TettRhcrk Honored WOOD RIVKR. — Teachers of the Washington, Lewis-Clark and Wood River schools were honored Tuesday with pot luck luncheon at the respective building.*. The room mothers of the schools made the arrangements for the luncheons. Women In charge of the affairs were Mm. O. Ci. Smith, Mrs. Casimir 2acny And Mrs. William More. Medical Society Seats Officers Succeed? Hnl|»h Stuart As President Dr. LcBlaiic Will Head AYood River Group WOOD RTVER — Members of the Wood River Township Medical Society Wednesday night installed new officers during. Ihelr annual banquet at SkaRgs Dining Room. Wives were guests. Dr. John LcBlanc of Collage Hills, was installed president, succeeding Dr. Harry S. Mendelsohn of East Alton. Other new officers are Dr. W, V. Roherson of Wood River, vice president, and Dr. Maurice Woll of Wood River, secretary-treasurer. Th6 retiring vice president is Dr. II. A. Mitlleman of East Allon and the retiring secretary-treasurer is Dr. Anthony Sammis of Bethalto. W00f> RrVF!R —Thomns Holland. Wood River city attorney, will head the Wood River.Town- ship Junior Chamber of Commerce for 1332-3.1. He succeeds Ralph Stuart. Other nr-\s' officers are Dale Fink, first vice president: Bill Snider, second vice president: and Directors. George Nauyok, Jerry Trailler, Ed Hamlin, Bill Mellot, Dick Palmer, Merle HungWford and Jim Weaver. The officers will be installed the fourth Monday in June and are to assume their new duties on July 1. Hungerford is in charge of arrangements for the installation banquet. The Jaycees have elected to assist Leroy Emerick, Roundhouse and playground direclor. wilh organization of a Softball league. .Final plans for a project to provide street markers for communities of the township will be discussed at a meeting tonight. Bill Snider is chairman of the project. 8 Di'tim Corps to Appear Sunday At Wood River Tax Payments in Wood River Tivp. Are Speeded Up Plan Memorial Day Services At Wood- River WOOD RIVER.— Personal property taxes are coming In a lot faster tills year from Wood River township taxpayers, since both county and township governments have promised action against delinquents find have begun it against. Komc, Charles Veal eh, Wood River township in.\ collector, said today Iho difference had not been no- lU'eahlo, though his total collcc- lions had not. been broken down inlo I't'al and personal pa.\ nionts. NVonii KiM'r township taxpayers, he .said, nml until .June 7 to pay llic loral mllt'i'lur in i he of I ict' of .). W. Kelly, In Kast Allon. On Him dale the town collecior must cloM' liis hooks and tuin them over to ihe county licasuioi at Kd\\(ii(l>\ illc. Poisoniil property taxi's WOOD RIVKR. — Les Cotton, commander ot the Legion's 2L!nd district and a past commander of Wcrod River Post 204, will deliver the main Memorial Day address Friday morning at Woodlawn Hill cemetery. Memorial Day activities, Including a parade, are being sponsored .jointly Uils year by members of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 28f59 and American Legion Post 204. Mayor William Stoneham of Wood River will be master of ceremonies and the Rev. Maurice Powers, pastnr of the Hartford Baptist Church, will deliver the invocation fll. ihe cemetery, There will be a six-gun salute by a learn of three Legionnaires and three members nf the VFW. The ceremony at the cemetery will follow a parade which is to form at f>:,10 a. m. at the intersection of Sixth street and Ferguson avenue and march down Sixth street, to the cemetery. In the parade lineup will be color guards of both sponsoring organlxallons and their auxiliaries as well as the VFW Junior Girls I'nlt and boy scoul and girl scout troops sponsored by both organizations. There will be a car of Gold Star mothers nnd another car of Spanish War veterans. Musical urjlts will he the Kast Alton-Wood River Community High School hand and Ihr Legion's junior girls drum and bugle corps. WOOD RIVKR. May 29. At leasl eight drum nnd buttle corps, four junior and font- senior groups, are slated (o appear here Sunday when Ihe 491 h State Drum & Bugle Corps Association holds its first competition of this season. Kach corps will be on the field for approximately 15 minutes, according to Fred Penning, chairman of Ihe Wood River Legion's junior corps which will be hostess. Tickets, selling at $1 each, are now on sale by local drum and bugle corps members. The competition will begin at 2 p. m. at Memorial Stadium. In case of rain or.other inclement weather, the participating corps will present a concert in the high school gymnasium. Judging of the contest will be by All-American Drum & Bugle Corps officials. Senior corps slated to appear here are the Blue Devils of St. Louis, sponsored by ihe SI. Louis VFW Council; the senfor corps of i Tom Powell Legion Post, St. Louis; i the Taylorville corps, sponsored by i Ihe Veterans Association of that i county and the Kast Alton senior | girls corps, sponsored by the East | Allon Legion post. Junior corps will be the Red Bud junior corps, sponsored by the | VFW; the SI. Agnes corps, spon- | sored by a Catholic parish of St. Louis; Ihe posloffice junior corps sponsored by St. Louis postoffice employes and the Wood Legion's junior corps. River Baccalaureate Services Sunday at Roxaua High ROXANA — Baccalaureate services for the Roxana High School seniors will be Sunday at 8 p.m. in Ihe gymnasium. Miss Christina Belts will play the class march. The Rev. J. H. White, pastor of the Roxana Church ot the Na/.arene will deliver Ihe sermon. Rev. E. E. DeLong, pastor of Ihe First Presbyterian Church, will give the Invocation, scripture, and benediction. The high school chorus wilh Miss Beatrice Paul di-. reeling* will sing two iteleotlons. Graduation exercises will be Tuesday at: 8 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Summer Library Hour* ROXANA — The public library will begin the summer hour schedule Monday. The hours will be noon 10 6 p.m. on week days and .10 a.m. to noon and | days. Track 1 to 5 p.m. on Satur- I'tterst 1'reseiitert ROXANA Robert Kissack, coach WOOD RIVKR. -A "Fire Magic" demonstration, which has proven" popular wilh television and other audiences, will he brought to this area Monday and Tuesday by Dr. Llewellyn Heard, a specialist in catalyst, research at the Standard Oil Co.'S Whlllng refinery. Dr. Heard will appear before Five Children HurlinMishnpa At Wood River Wood River noon as the Rolarians Monday guest of Dr. Fred Ordemnti, Wood P^vier refinery manager. Tie will perform Monday evening at 6:30 before Allon Rotnrlans. Tuesday evening, at 6:.10, Dr. Heard \vill be the guest of Ray Jack, -assistant superintendent «t Standard's Wood River refinery, for a Wood River Lions Club program at: the Sunshine Blue R.oom. Dr. Herad's magic bag Of tricks show began lost, year as « demonstration of "The Science of Combust Ion" at a sales school in Chicago. This was followed by a stint, on the RUM Davis television show which brought such a response 4 hat repeat performances have been scheduled. Since then, he has appeared before school, radio and refinery audiences from Denver, to Grand Rapids. Dr. Heart) shows how chemistry works to perfect better fuels. He performs experiments and employs various gimmicks tn Illustrate processes that take place at the refinery, in the laboratory and in the automobile. The specialist believes Hint people more readily believe what ihey hear if they can also see it. The demonstration lasts one-half hour. Dr. Heard currently Is appearing in St. Louis. New Hours WOOD RIVER The main stamp window' at the Wood River posfof- flce will close one-half hour earlier beginning June 1. it was announced today by Postmaster Ernest Glehl. New hours for the window will be 8 a. m. to 5:30 p. m, Hours of I he money-order window will remain the same, being 9 a. m. to I) p. m. The postoffice will be closed on Memorial Dav. WOOD HIVKR.—Ball bals, bikes and a washing machine wringer accounted for injuries to three of five children who required emergency treatment at Wood River Township Hospital Wednesday. ! Herman Williams, 9, of 521 Bow- i man avenue, Kast Alton, received a possible fractured nose and laceration when he was struck in the face wilh "a ball bat while playing near his home. He was treated at 5:50 p. m. Sharon Stanley, 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stanley, 449 George street, Kast Alton, bruised her left forearm when she caught: it in a wringer. She was treated at 3 p. m.. Marie Tread way. 5-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Treadway, 1428 Cooper avenue, Alton, fractured her collar bone when she fell while riding a bicycle. She was treated at 12:30 p. rn. Robert Helmkamp, 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore Helmkamp of Rosewood Heights, fractured his upper arm in a fall off a porch. He was treated at 9:30 a. m. Holly Dale Harden. 2, nf Cottage Hills, bruised her forehead when She struck it on ft Slide at ft playground. She was treated at 7:15 p. in. East Alton Poppy Sale Nets $321 Rates Same As Last J car Municipal Swimming Pool to Open Friday at Wood River East Alton Jr. High Faculty Feted at Party Explosion In Toronto Subway TORONTO, May 28, .1' — Three explosions in Toronto's unfinished new subway rocked a downtown street yesterday and hurled workers and giant timbers into the air. Seven persons were injured. letter were not eligible for another were Terry Durham, David Roberson, Bill Ptitebaugh, J. S. Freeman, Warren Steffen and Howard Heffner. Bill McKenzie received a manager's letter, Troop 2« Fly l"|» ROXANA — Brownie Remits of Troop 26 led by Mrs. Herbert Ball had I heir fly up ceremony Wednesday after school with mothers and friends as guests. Miss Bernice Lundiihl officiated at the ceremony. Mrs. A. W. Karbnn and Mrs. John Rentier have assisted Mrs. Ball with the troop this past year. Greg Robertson. Michael Lamanske, Larry Longman, Gary Hurley, heard a review Tuesday nlxht of the recent district convention in Granite City. Mrs. G. H. Bftngert, Mrs. Fred Penning, and Mrs. Irvin Ran, members of the Ksther Temple, served as Installing officer, grand manager, and grand senior nt the convention, under the direction i>i Mrs. Baibara Ninileu, district deputy grand chief. buring the meeting Mr*. L"i> S'-hulte was initiated Into KMhei Temple. The Cascade Temple of Granite City, hostesses for ihe convention, served dinner to the members following the rites. Summer Birthday* Celebrated WOOD RIVKR. - Two kindergarten pupils who had ma been honored with parlies at the Lincoln School Kindergarten, because of summer rm ihdii.vs, were given i nnd a parly afternoon. | Donald Nuunan, son of Mi. and i Mrs. Clarence Noonan, ")71 Wrmd come delinquent as of that dale and any unpaid will he subject to action by the township and county collectors, Veatch reminded. On that date, too, the first in- stitltiiieni ot real esuue taxes will become delinquent and subject 10 the one percent monthly penally. Illitii 1 oa-lnui-U'rs Meet at \\ ood Hi\cr Ri\er aveiuip. and Uena Willis. daughter of Mi. and Mrs. William Willis, SS Margucilie avenue, were the honoreeg. The motheis of the pupils look them to Westerner Club grounds where they played games on th» playground. Following the games they returned to the school and were served refreshments. Mothers attending nt-i,. Mi:-. Chade» Holt,«. Kobfil Hu.nuui. Mrs, dtrtnce Norman, Mie. H<iy ArneJd, Mrs. Doney Huffuer. MIS Henry Wley, Mrs. William Willis, \\'OOD lilVKK. Cliailei. Clnrk and James Weaver were lllini Toastmaster speaker* Wednesday night. Henry Ovvens v\as toastmaster, Clark, an impormptu speaker, dlscusged "How to Cheek Inflation." He said, "Find leaders who will put the people ahead of politics." Weaver discussed activities ot ihe l/nHHiian Church, Us beliefs altitudes. Ills topic was "Through Ihe Chinch." Fur the table topic discussion on "Aie You an Kseapologlst," mem- bei> blood up and gftse impromptu reasons why ihey could not undertake verlous bypirthelical coinniun.- ity job* offered them. Julian Ryan was general evaluator assisted by Klrner Isrlnghouse, Bud Wilson and Chandler. Clark gave the Invocation and Dale Fink conducted (he table topic and business session. J-'Uh Fry Saturday Ways HIM! Means commiltee Hod (ienerul Dip* MOSCOW. May 29, .T-The Soviet government today reported the death of Lieut. On. Kugene Shil-jJim Dreon, Karl Acup and Charles ovsky, 6.'!, noted military historian and head of the Vooshilov war aca- dcmv. of Hip RoxniiH (irade School, pre- Girls flying up were Sharon Aus sented track letters Wednesday to) tin, Beverly Ball, Carlotta Calo, the following boys, Ronnie Clayton, I'Norma I.GU Karbnn, Clnire Luuclv Morgan. Others who earned letters but because they received a basketball ner, Sheila Rentier, Judy Rhea, Shirley Ringerlng, Rebecca Roberts, Joyce Scott, Barbara Sherer, Sandra Smith, Glenda Springer. Sue Walker, Judy Kay Miller and Jill Jones. WOOD RIVER JUNIOR WOMEN INSTALL-Mrs. Franc'? Manninn. seated s-;th f rc \as rr.-. rtrnt C? tl' •vi i C!ub Mcncidv r sht at th otl ceis a.'v.) p .--.-is o'c of •"•i\i.:->. EAST ALTON — Mrs. John Coble, chairman, announced today that more than $321 has been received from the sale of poppies Friday and Saturday of last week by the American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Goble said that after the veterans are paid for making the popples the remainder of the proceeds are used by the Auxiliary for various veterans projects Mrs. Goble 7-eported that thy cooperation from the public had been very encouraging and thtit she was grateful for the work of the volunteers. Mrs. Lorell P. Hicks is president of the Auxiliary. Promoted to Corporal EAST ALTON — Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Ralston, 404 Washington, have received wcfrd from their son, Lowell, that he has been promoted to the rank of corporal. Cpl. Ralston has been stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska, for the past IB months. He has been in service for two years. Prior lo his service period. Cpl. Ralston WRS employed at the Laclede Steel Co. neenllftU In Xavy EAST ALTON -- Johnny Parker left from St. Louis Wednesday for New Orleans, La., for reassignment after reenlisting in the navy for a 6-year period. Johnny has just completed 7 years of service in the navy and Is in the electronics department. He has just completed a 30-day leave with his parenls, Air. and Mrs. Ralph C. Parker, -121 Washington avenue. East Alton EAST ALTON — Mrs. Howard Rower, Blooinington, 111., is a guest at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Buckler, 216 Bonds avenue. George Anders, well known barber of the area, has been employed at the Cottrell barbershop. 214 East St. Louis avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Means and two children of Los Alamos, N. M.. arrived here Tuesday to spend their vacation with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Means. Ohio avenue, and with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Parker, Bowman avenue. Joy I.unian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Luman, 333 Oak drive, has accepted employment for the summer months with the Graham Paper Co.. Si. Louis, as a receptionist. Miss Luman was! graduated last week from McKen-1 dree College. Lebanon, with a bachelor of arts degree. Miss Luman has been with the St. Louis firm during previous vacation months. , the Federated I'liity Club \wll sponsor a fish fry. beginning at 1 p.m.; '0 Mr*. ' Robert Seaman, and the j Saturdav, at the home of .Mrs. Lu- ' ', JAlu S»dJ«ms«iU Hepiei\ jcille Burden, 8Lf highland »venue, | r"n....o , <.;. — ^\ai! | i ; Indian and Chinese films are t edging American picture out of I I Burma ihettiri. I EAST ALTON.—John E. Byrnes, social studies teacher at the East Alton Junior High School, entertained faculty members, their wives and husbands at his home in Brighton, Salurday evening. Those attending the party were Superintendent and Mrs. C. T. Gabbert and daughter, ChaHetie; Mr. and Mrs. William G. Gary, Miss Mildred Duhlope. Miss Ethel Estes, Miss Josephine Finnegan, Mr. and Mrs. Al Hacke. Mrs. Norma LaTowsky, Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Luly, Miss Jessie McDonald. Miss Adele McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Small, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Walker, Miss Annabel Zang, Mrs. Florence Day, and J. C. Jones. A social evening was enjoyed and refreshments were served by the host at the close of the evening. Returns from Went EAST ALTON. — Mrs. Sarah Wardlow, Bowman avenue, and Mrs. Sadabel Weir, Broadway, have returned from a two-weeks' visit in the wesl. Mrs. Wardlow and Mrs. Weir made the trip with R. C. Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Parker, 4L'l. Washington, who was home On leave from Port Hueneme. Calif. The East Altonians made the trip via Los Alamos, N.M., whei'e they visited with Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Hunter and family, former East Alton residents. While there, Ihey were able to visit wilh the Hunler's son, Richard Hunter, who had just arrived back In the U.S.A. after several monjhs Spent in the Korean area. While in California, Mrs. Weir visited* with her sort and daughter- in-law, Lt. Jack Weir and Mrs. Weir. Lt. Weir Is stationed at Long Beach, Calif. Mrs. Wardlow visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Roper, former East Alton residents, now residing In Oakland. East Alton Youth Graduates at Rolla EAST ALTON. — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Vanfossen and daughter, Mary Beth, 112 Ohio avenue, spent Sunday and Monday In Rolla, Mo,, where they were present for the graduation of their son and brother, David, from the Missouri School of Mines. David, a graduate of. the East Alton-Wood River Community High School, received a dcgi'ee In chemical engineering from .the school. While attending the school, David was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Alpha Chi Sigma, the Engineers Club, the Blue Key, an honorary society; the M-club and also received three letters in football. At the same time that David received his degree in chemical engineering, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the army engineers and was cited' as a distinguished military student. During his four years at Rolla, David was the heavyweight boxing champion and was a student assistant in the physical education department. David will go to Houston, Tex., next week, where he will be employed by the Shell OH Co. at a chemical engineer. Roxana Girl Troop Fete Mothers at Supper ROXANA — Intermediate Girl Scouts of Troop 16 met Monday at the Little House and served an Italian supper to their mothers and leaders Mrs. D. M. Lyon and Mrs. William Wrest. After supper Mrs. Wrest talked to (he mothers on troop activities. Mrs. Joseph Lowe explained how money was needed lor the upkeep of the Litll« House and several girls turned In camp money. Mrs. Wrest gave out the following awards: Melinda Lowe a housekeeping badge; and Martha Lasterie, Jackie Jeffress, Sandra Ren- thaw tnd Jintt Uilm»n, troop cresu. WOOD RIVKR-The 1.300.000 Ml. Ion municipal swimming pool, largest, in the slate of Illinois, will be opened to swimmer* on Memorial Day at: 2 p. m., it was announced today by D. O, Bnngerl, chnirmnn nf ihe Wood River recreation board. The opening will he on condition Ih.'it weftther is favorable. The pool will also be open Saturday and Sunday, but will be closed Monday, June 2. and not opened again tlntil Thursday, June 5, when it will remain open for the rest of the'sea- son. Admission rates will be the same as last year. Single ^admission for adults Is 50 cents; for children 25 cents: and adult season tickets are $10 and child season tickets, $5. Season tickets will be sold from 10 a. m. to noon on Memorial Day. Several improvements have been made in Ihe pool since last season, including a basket system in the men and boys locker room. This has been installed 10 give ample dolhing storage 10 pool patrons. The shower in the men and bdys locker room lias been partitioned off and lockers have been raised and set on new timbers. \ Swimming pool filters have been completely overhauled and refilled wilh new gravel. Some plumbing improvements in the hot water supply system have also been made. Joe Ratio, former Wood Riverlte and now assistant basketball «nd football coach at Alton High School, wil| be manager again this year. Hurt In Mishap WOOD RIVER—A freak tractor ancj tree accident: sent Oliver Piper, 55, a self-employed excavator of Edwardsville, to Wood River Township Hospital, Wednesday, where he remains a patient today. Piper's tractor rammed A tree which broke and struck him on the head and right shoulder. The mishap occurred at Carpenter where Piper WHS working. The man's family reported this morning that his injuries included a lung injury and bruises of the shoulder and head. Piper lives at BOO North Main street, Edwardsville. Visitation Day At East Alton EAST ALTON-Pa rents of prospective Kindergarten age children a1 tended open house in the Kindergarten rooms Monday at Blair, Washington, and Lincoln schools. The visitation day was planned by the principals of the three schools, Miss Eugenia Day, Blair; Robert Lahey, Washington, and Blalne Peeler, Lincoln, to acquaint the children with the schools and their facilities and the parents with the over-all program. George Wllkins, county superintendent of schools, spent the day at the Blair school to observe how the project was carried out. More than 40 mothers were present (or the proceedings at that school, A conference was held between teachers of that department, Wil- kini, Miss Day, Miss Edith Oetken, school nurse, and the mothers. A question and answer period followed. The consensus was that the project was carried .out well and would be worth repeating. The | county superintendent felt that a similar project would be of value in all the schools of the county. Light refreshments were served and a visitation period enjoyed, flan Camp Trip EAST ALTON - Members of Explorer post 13, which Is sponsored by the Metliodist men of the First Methodist Church, will leave this evening for a 3 day c*mping trip at Camp Warren Levls. Adviser Frank Bramhall will accompany the group. Members of the post are planning to make the Lincoln Trail hike i from the Milage or New S»i«m to 1 Springfield »oon.

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