Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 2, 1952 · Page 8
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 8

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, June 2, 1952
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PAOBfitGHT ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR VETS WALK THE DISTANCE — Three veterans of the war be'* fore 1900 marched the route in Upper Alton Friday, carrying the colors and banner of the encamp-.merit. They are shown here at the corner of Salu and Elizabeth.—Staff photo. : At Jefferson City Mike Haynes of Wood River Wins Dist. Speech Contest WOOD RIVER — The Optimist eighth district oratorical contest Saturday at Jefferson City, Mo was won by 12-year-old Michael Haynes, a seventh grader at St Bernard's School and son of Mr, and Mrs. .Martin S. Haynes, 203 East Jennings avenue. . Haynes will use his same oratory, "Optimism for Courgeous Living'.' when he.competes with winners of 29 other Optimist districts •, at the international contest al Louisville, Ky., on June 26, 27 and ', 28 ' ; As winner of the, eighth district contest, Haynes received a gold ; trophy and a certificate. He is to ' receive through mail a fountain pen with his initials. • The young parochial school student was one of 10 contestants appearing Saturday afternoon before delegates and guests' of the 29th annual district 8 convention. He spoke at the Governor's ,Hotel, where the meeting convened. If "Mike" wins the international contest, he will receive a 51000 '• scholarship to any accredited college of his choice. Second place in this contest is a $750 scholarship and third, a $500 scholarship: "•.." At the international event "Mike" will be competing with 2E /contestants from Optimist districts .J within the United States; three from Canada and one front 1 Mexico. All''contestants are to receive /gold watches. • • James Flanigan, local boys' work .chairman, and Bob Fitzgerald, local secretary, accompanied "Mike" ':>• to the convention. As winner, Mike ' Avas a guest at the evening convention banquet where he again delivered his winning oration. Mike won the local contest on May 22 in Wood. River competing with three.other St. Bernard's stud• ents, all coached by Mother Bernardine. He appeared last Monday before Wood River Rotarians. Other Optimists and -their wives attending the District 8 convention ^ were Mr. and Mrs. John Peterson ' and Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Stuart. The men were delegates of the local •club. Cagers-Honored At St. Bernard's WOOD RIVER. —' A potluck supper was given Thursday night at ' St. Bernard's School Hall, honoring the seventh and eighth grade basketball boys and their parents. 1 John Skundrich, one of the • coaches, acted as master of ceremonies, and gave a vote of thanks , to Dr. T. J. Kelly for assisting as team- physician. The Rev. Fr. E. J. Douglas spoTe ; on the part that sports play in their lives, and presented the letters to the boys. Harold Rice, coach, introduced • members of the eighth grade team. They were Tom Kelly, Joe Schnei- dermeyer, Gerald Silkwood, Rich- -ard Hewitt, Robert Faulkner, Charles Van Preter, and Jack Skundrich. Also introduced were Mike Kane, "Kenneth Figge, Paul Jackson, and Charles Pelan. Seventh grade boys introduced were Robert Stewart, Michael Jordan, Leroy Verdun, David Tyler, Larry Milazzo, Robert Hayes, William Stassj, Jerry Greco, Andrew Ventimiglia, Kenneth Raymer and James Roe. ;. Tim Kelly, captain of the eighth grade team, spoke briefly and gave a. vote of thanks for the team to Jllce, Skundrich, and Father Douglas. Following the awards, a basketball" movie was shown to the boys and their parents. Over 1000 Visits Wood River Pool During Weekend WOOD RIVER — The Wood River municipal .swimming pool attracted more than 1000 swimmers over the Memorial Day weekend. Warm weather permitted an earlier opening of the pool than usual. Opening day attendance Friday when the weather was described as "pretty cool" was 205. When the pool opened on June 8 last year, first-day attendance was 644. Cool weather and school examin- tions also cut down on the number of Saturday and Sunday swimmers. Attendance was 366 on Saturday and 520 on Sunday. The pool will be closed today and Tuesday because* high school students will be taking examinations, but will open officially for a full season on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Manager Joe Rallo has announced that patrons and parents of swimmers may contact the pool by phoning 4-1411. Regular hours of the pool will be from 2 to 9 p.m. each day. Lifeguards for the season will be George DeLong, Charles Yarnell and Mickey Bolo. Darlene Stouffer will be cashier and Jim Hord and David Beason will man the concession stand. Locker boys will be Loren Sanders, Bob Stouffer and Jack Hall. Locker girls will be Rebecca Pettit, Judy Mosley and Pat Suhling. Merribelle Class to Meet WOOD RIVER — The Merribelle Class of the Evangelical United Brethren Church will hold their installation of officers Tuesday night at 7:30. The Rev. R. E. Coleman will conduct the devotionals, and hostesses will be Mrs. William McGuire and Mrs. Adrian Pruett. Mission Society Plan* Potluck WOOD RIVER — The Senior Group of the First Baptist Church Missionary Society will have a potluck Tuesday noon at Wood River Municipal Park. In case of rain the luncheon will be served in the church. Attend Race* WOOD RIVER — Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Lee Holcomb of Alton and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Holcomb of Bethalto attended the races at the Indianapolis Speedway Friday. They were guests of Mrs. Ann Maxwell, Martinsville, Ind., mother of Mrs. Jack Holcomb. Wood River Boys To Attend Camp WOOD RIVER. — Names of three junior students at East Alton-Wood River Community High School, who will attend Premier Boys State at Springfield from June 22 to 29, were announced today by Francis Manning, Americanism chairman for American Legion Post 204. The Wood River post is sponsoring two of the youths and was chosen to select the third youth as a representative of the Madison- Bond County Council. The boys are Reginald Menner- ick, son of Mrs. Frieda Mennerick, 158 Eighth street, Wood River; Robert Sanders, son of Mrs. Evelyn Sanders, 48 Marguerite street, Wood River, and Dana Mead, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Mead of Cottage Hills. This is the second year that the Wood River Legion Post has sponsored two youths at Boys State. Assisting Manning on the project vas Bill Blacklock, child welfare chairman. Wood River Class On Outing Today Annual Senior Picnic at Hillsboro, 111. WOOD RIVER — About 165 graduating high school seniors left by bus this morning for a picnic and swimming at Hillsboro, the last group event before commencement this Thursday at 8:15 p. m. They were accompanied today by Miss Helen Christoe, senior advisor; Miss Ruth Steel, Miss Grace Sitter, Robert Cervak, Howard Getting and Neil Lucey of the faculty. Thursday, the seniors presented their traditional assembly, this year enacting a regular day at school by impersonating teachers. Jerry Veach and Jim Dammann played the roles of H. H. and A. Edson Smith, high school principals. The two Smiths were exposed at the end of the play by Ronnie Fisher, playing faculty member Richard Panyik, who found that in reality they had shaved off their beards and were hiding incognito at Wood River after stealing the cough drop formula from a man named Jones. The assembly opened with several musical numbers, including a senior orchestra of Charles Blacklock, Thelma Edgar, Gene Haist, Lanny Smith and Gary Cooper. Leonard McCormick and Roger Council did a trampoline act and the senior quartet of Jim Smith, Veach, Fred Obermiller and Eddie Ballard, sang. The last scene was a court of merit with Ginger Hargis, harvest queen and her maids on stage. Paul Manahan& as minister of the realm of East Alton-Wood River Community High School, called outstanding seniors to the stage where they bowed* before the queen and took their place. The boys quartet sang "It's a Great, \Vide, .Wonderful World and all seniors came to the stage and passed a swirling globe, singing "Auld Lang Syne." The seniors were guests of the School District 144 board of education for a luncheon in the school cafeteria on Thursday noon. Entertainment included musical numbers by Meredith Bartels, Charles Townsend& Jerry Veach, Marvin Rahn and the boys' quartet. East Alton Playground Opens, for Summer EAST ALTON — The East Alton Playground opened this morning for this summer season under the supervision of Miss Eugenia Day, Gilbert Whitten and Gene Holmes. Hours for each director has been planned so that adequate supervision will be in effect dtjring the open hours of the playground 10 a. m. until 10:30 p. m. To Observe Dale EAST ALTON — The 40th anniversary of the founding of -East Alton chapter of the Daughters of America Lodge will be celebrated Tuesday with a banquet beginning at 6 p. m. at the Lodge Home on Church street. Mrs. Howell Barnett, councilor, announced that charter members of the lodge will be honored. All members are urged to attend and to bring a covered dish. Roxana Scout Troop Enjoys Overnight Hike ROXANA — Boy Scouts of Troop 63 enjoyed an overnight hike Friday and Saturday at Camp Warren Uevis. The boys enjoyed fishing, boating and hiking. Adults accompanying the boys were Leo Schubert, John Warner, and Arvil Pickering. It is believed that China had the oldest known system of public examinations used for selection of officers for public service, PROGRAM AT CITY CEMETERY—Federal plot cemetery was scene of Memorial Day observance Friday, Stones in foreground mark veterans graves in area maintained by government.—Staff photo. Wood River Tot Recovers After Sipping Gasoline WOOD RIVER — Steven Summers, 22-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Summers, who swallowed a small quantity of gasoline Sunday evening, was reported in good condition this morning. Steven was rushed to Wood River Township Hospital after his parents discovered that he had taken :he gasoline from a cola bottle as it was being used by his father io wash his hands. Steven was released from the hospital f ol 1 o w i n g emergency treatment. The Summers live at 1107 Madison avenue. Receiving emergency hospital treatment at 11 a.m. Sunday, was Jynthia Catt, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dowell Catt, 113 Central avenue, Roxana. , Cynthia was struck by a taxi cab while crossing the street at Tydeman and Central avenues. She was treated for abrasions of the right knee, left elbow and left ear. Driver of the cab was C. B. Smith of 25 East Broadway, Alton. Cynthia! was reported improved :his morning. She was released :rom the hospital following emergency treatment. East Alton Class Plans Supper EAST ALTON — The Round Table Class of the First Methodist Church will meet Thursday at 6 p. m. in the social room of .the church for a covered dish dinner. AS part of the entertainment to follow a picture on Alaska wjll be shown. Hosts for the evening will be Mr. and Mrs. Fred Maneke, jr., -and Mr. and Mrs". Paul Wilson. Gleaners Plan Dinner EAST ALTON — The Gleaners Class of the First Methodist Church will have their covered dish dinner Friday at the Westerner Club grounds in Shelterhouse No. 4. An election of officers will take place during the evening. Hostesses will be Miss Adele and Jessie McDonald. Taken To Hospial EAST ALTON — Miss Vernita Greenwalt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Greenwalt, 642 Bowman avenue, was moved to Wood River Township Hospital shortly after 8 a. m. Sunday. Miss Greenwalt was first taken ill at her home and the East Alton Fire Department was called for use of the resuscitator. Following the use of the resuscitator Miss Greenwalt was moved to the hospital in the police car where she was admitted. East Alton Police Radio in Operation EAST ALTON — The two-way radio transmission of the police department is now in operation under a construction permit issued by the Federal Communications Commission. The local department has been moved off the Alton frequency and has been assigned a frequency of its own. However, the local police are able to get in touch with the county sheriff's office at any time and through them the state police. Installations have been completed by. William F. Guennewig, Troy. Mia Good Caramel Bar 700 View Drum, Bugle Corps Exhibition at Wood River WOOD RIVER — About 700 per- sone viewed the Sunday afternoon competition and exhibition of eight drum andj.bugle corps at Memorial Athletis Field in Wood River. The St. Louis Blue Devils, sponsored by the St. Louis Veterans of Foreign Wars Council, and the Red Bud junior corps, sponsored by the VFW there, walked away with top honors in the competition. The Blue Devils placed first in the senior division and the Red Bud corps in the junior division. Judging was by All-American drum and bugle corps association personnel. The winning corps will receive trophies. They had not arrived in time for the Sunday competition, according to Fred Penning, chairman of the Wood River Legion girls junior corps which was host. was the first competition of the season sponsored by the 49th state drum and bugle corps "association. Harry Robertson of St. Louis, association president, announced the winners. Second place in the senior division was won by the East Alton senior girls drum and bugle corps, sponsored by the American Legion. Third place went to the Taylorville corps. Second place in the junior division was won by the St. Agnes corps, sponsored by a St. Louis Guild to Sell Church Plates At East Alton EAST ALTON — Mrs. Guy Helm, secretary of the Wesleyan Service Guild of the First Methodist Church, announced today that she has received the church plates which the Guild members plan to sell in an effort to raise money for thg organization. dn the front of the plates is a photo of the church building and on the back is a brief history of the church. The souvenir plates may be purchased from any member of the Guild. Persons who have sold the plates may pick them up at the home of Mrs. Helm on Grand avenue. Mrs. J. Louis Roller will entertain the Wesleyan Service Guild at her home, 226 Bowman avenue, June 9 at 7:30 p. m. Mrs. Clarence Quillen will be in charge of the program and Mrs. Robert Gipson will direct the devotions. Assistant hostesses will be Mrs. T. B. Richardson, Mrs. Gipson and Mrs. Paul Holmes. Catholic parish, and third place went to the host Wood River corps. An exhibition was given by the postoffice junior corps, sponsored by St. Louis postoffice employes. The next competition will be on July 13 at Taylorville. Bible School at East Alton Opens More Than 75 Children At ME Session EAST ALTON. — Mrs. T. B. Richardson, dean of the vacation Bible school at the First Methodist Church, reported more than 75 children were present for the opening of the school this morning. The school will be held each morning from 9 a.m. to 11, a.m. through June 33 at-the First Methodist Church. Mrs. Dean Tracy is superintendent of the junior and intermediate department. Her teachers are Mrs. Carl Lockett and Mrs. Glenn Piltz, fourth grade; Mrs. Bruce Hazen and Mrs. Marvin Milligan, fifth grade;'' Mrs. Richard Welch and Miss Lucille Pritchard, sixth grade; Mrs. Tracy and Miss Benita Franklin, seventh and eighth grades. Miss Janet-lea Brazier will be the pianist for that department. Mrs. Richardson will serve as superintendent of the primary department, and will v e assisted by the following teachers: Mrs. Charles McKnelly and Miss Janice Lee Melvin, first grade; Mrs, Paul Wilson and Miss Wanda Pritchard, Now Many Wear FALSE TEETH With More Comfort FASTEETH, * pleasant tlkallrn (nonacid) powder, holdi false teeth more firmly. To eat and talk In more comfort, just sprinkle a little FASTEETH on your plates. No gummy, gooey, pasty taste or feeling. Checks "plate odor" (denture breath). Get PASTEETH at any> drug store. , (Adv.i MONDAY, JUNE *• .•in i "" ' '""• South Roxaiia Bible School to Open June 9 SOUTH ROXANA - A daily vacation Bible School will open at the. Baptist Mission June 9 and continue through June 20 from 9 a. m, to noon, Monday throutfh Friday. Teachers and helpers are needed. Mrs. Wilfred Major will be super- Intendent. Attend* Graduation SOUTH ROXANA - Mrs. Vern Sturgeon of Melrose avenue and her daughter, Mrs-Harry Dubbcl- de, Wood River, spent the weekend in Neponset and attended the graduation of Mrs. Sturgeon's granddaughter, Miss Janet Bigham, Miss Bigham will enter nurses training in September at the Methodist Hospital in Peoria. second grade; Mrs. Russell Fry and Miss Norma Huston, third grade. Miss Judy Helm will be the pianist for the primary department. Mrs. V. J. Brazier is the superintendent of the nursery department, and is being assisted by Mrs. Gilbert Whitten and Mrs. W. F. Weigand. 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