Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 3, 1952 · Page 9
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 9

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, June 3, 1952
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TUESDAY, JUNE I, 19J2 ALTON EVENING TftLEOHAPH ! 7 1 H Change*(Ethphyer s Former Secret Service Agent Holds Evangelistic Meet W*lt» A. Hftfttan, 44, visiting at the Cherry Street Baptist Church, and conducting special meetings each night this week, Is a former U. Si Secret Service agent who served as personal bodyguard to both the late President Rooseveli and President Truman. Haman went from the department of criminal investigation of tho Pennsylvania State Police to the Secret Service In 1940. His duties were In connection with suppression of counterfeiting, forgeries and In personnel Investigations on behalf of the Treasury department. This work was In the Philadelphia office of the Secret Service. Later, he, was transferred to Washington for "spepial assignments", The first important assignment on the orders of the laic FDR was to guard Crown Princess Martha of Norway, who had fled her homeland at the advance of the Nazis. The Norwegian royal family was composed of the princess Astrid. Haman currently is a representative of the Youth Havnn Boys' Home of Muskegon, Mich. His work there concerns crime prevention. When he was with 1he Secret Service, he said, his work was to delect crime and now his efforts are to prevent it. To do this, his Germany. At the Potsdam conference, Haman saw Marshal Stalin for the last time. He described the Russian dictator as about 5 feet ? inches tall, shrewd eyes, keen manner one who gave the impression that he had "everything tinder control" as far' as his party was concerned. "It's hard to describe a person when you can't understand his language," said Haman. "From my own personal observation on arriving at Potsdam," Haman said, "I could See there was unrest in Germany Insofar as our own forces and those of the Russians were concerned. I wa? told by our service men that, if they had their own way, they would have kept going into east Germany." Haman's work did not include any political patronage, he said. He gave up his job voluntarily in June, 1946, to work with youth. In tho past, Haman noted, he had to arrest individuals for crimes, and he came to realize that arrests were not the answer. "It is only the power of the Gospel that can change a person's heart," he commented. He said he became inspired for his new work while on a tour of the Holy Land are to prevent it. TO ao tn«. n« , - , eave work must lie with the younger * * .£ .. • . generation. In April, 1941, Haman was selected to have a part on the White House detail of the Secret Service 1o protect President Roosevelt. That was before Pearl Harbor. Due to FDR's disability, extra precautions had to lie taken in guarding him and this resulted in an inconvenience that otherwise wouldn't have exisled in the bodyguard job. Haman snid. Th$ technique of guarding the president Is to accompany him closely In any crowds. The Secret Service men are clad in civilian clothes and are not distinguishable from- the other men of the president's party. However, their duties are not to watch the president but to watch the crowd. In this respect, -local police sometimes are so attracted by the personality of the chief executive that they watch him instead of persons in the crowds who may be a potential danger to the president. Haman's job of guarding FDR continued from April 1941 until the President's death in 39-15. Meanwhile, he accompanied him on all the important, historic • meetings of that wartime period- two trips around the U.S. on a defense tour, two trips to Quebec for the Roosevelt - Churchill conferences, a trip to Monterey, Mexico, where FDR met the Mexican president, to Cairo, where FDR met with Churchill. Chiang Kai-shek and Madame Chiang; from Cairo, the President's party flew to Teheran, Iran, where the first meeting of the Big Three took place. (The Big Three were Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin.) This was followed by the Yalta conference of the Big Three. Right after the Yalta conference, the President's party flew to Egypt, Great Bitter Lake at the upper end of the Suez Canal. There FDR met King Ibn Sand of Arabia and on the following day the Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Salassie. '•' On the last day, King Farouk of Egypt was the guest. On the return from this trip, Haman and others began to realize that FDR was not only tired, but that he was "worn out," Haman said. He recalled that at his last address to Congress he had to ask for permission to sit down and referred at that time to 'he weight of the braces on his legs. Haman said he was "right outside" the "Little White House" at v ' Warm Springs, Ga., on the day that Roosevelt died. The doctor told the Secret Service agents outside that FDR had passed away. "It was quite a sYioek to us," Haman said. "Up to this moment we had the terrific responsibility of protecting the President of the U.S. and then were told that, as of that moment, it was all lifted from our shoulders." Haman said the agents never started a conversation with the President, other than the usua' daily courtesies of "good morning," etc. "Wo tried to give them as much privacy as possible," Hainan stated. One of tho most common questions ever askod Haman aboui ' Roosevelt's death is, "Why didn' they have a public viewing of the President's body?" The answei Haman gives is that Mrs. Roose velt requested that there be no public viewing. On the "eturn from the funera services at Hyde Park, Haman was told that he was selected for the detail to .juard the new President, Harry Truman. He accompanied Truman through many trips to his home at Independence, Mo., to the San Francisco conference and to the Potsdam conference at Berlin, from Cairo. There he walked through the Garden of Gcthsemanr and along the road to the hill of Calvary and visited the empty tomb of Christ. HP said the boys with which his work is concerned at. the Youth Haven Boys' Home is with young men who have run afowl of the law. Credit Men fill Meet on Thursday II. F. Otstot, secretary-manager of the Credit Bureau of Alton, to- clsry 1 announced the program for a "Consumer Credit Clinic 1 ' slated Thursday, 9 a. m. to 5 p. m., at the Vlineral Springs hotel. • The event Is sponsored by the Associated Credit Bureaus of Illf- lois, the Greater Alton Association if Commerce, the Alton Retail Merchants Association, and the >edit Grantor's Association of Alon, all in cooperation with the Business management service of he college of commerce and business admintsl ration of the University of Illinois. The program: 9 a. m. -r Leonard Berry, educational director of the Natlona Retail Credit Association will speal on, "Corteumer Credit as a Business Builder." 10:30 a. m. — Neugent Wedding professor of marketing at the University of Illinois, "Setting Up Profitable Credit Program." 12:15 p. m. — Luncheon. 2 p. m. — Dean Ashby, credi manager for Famous Barr Co. o St. Louis, will speak on, "Solving Your Accounts Receivable Prob- 3 p. m. — Robert G. Seymour professor of markeling at the University of Illinois, "Summary and Tests of Success." 3:45 p. m. — Panel discussion led by Howard F. Otstot. ' 5 p. m. — Adjournment. Members of the panel, beside Otstot. are to be Clyde Borman president of tlie Alton Retail Mer chants Association and a vice-president at Alton Banking & Trust Co.; Ray Gibson, ownnr of Gibson Furniture store; Lee Flure, crodi manager of Sears Alton store Ralph Luken, president of Luken Enterprises. Jerseyans Guilty of Violating School Lav JERSEYV1LLE, June 3.—Three residents of this vicinity were fined $5 and costs in justice o the peace court here Saturdaj morning on a charge of violating the state law requiring children under their control to attenc school until they are 16 year of ape. The complaints were filed hy Durward V. Erwin. countj truant officer. May 23, before Jus tice A. Thntcjier. Ploas of guilty were entered bj the defendants. durst* nt Allen Home JKRSEYVILLE — Miss Mar.. Margaret Quinn and Miss Dorothj Williams of Wood River; Mis Helen Allen of St. Louis, and Mis Margaret Maloney of .TerseyvlH were guests Sunday at the home North Alton Honored With Birthday Party Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sheary of 129 East Elm street entertained with a birthday party Sunday In honor of heir daughter, Linda, who was 7 ast week. Thirteen children, mem- >ers of Linda's first grade class at Delmar School and friends, attended. Games were played and prizes awarded to Gerard Spencer, Betty Mitts, Lawayne Young and Terrah foe. Decorations were in a pink and blue motif. A large birthday cako on a musical cake plate formed the lonterpiece. The plate music box played "Happy Birthday." The •ake was marked with a pink "7" n icing and lit with blue candles. The guests received cup nut baskets r'or favors, and were served :up cakes, dixie cups and soda, received many lovely gifts. Purchase New Home Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shnary have •ecently purchased a new home at. 2506, Alfaretta avenue near North logers avenue. VFW Auxiliary Meeting VFW Post 1308 Auxiliary met Vednrsday evening/at the Wedge wilding. Mrs. Nora Pfaff gave a report of the district meeting. Mrs. Mary Schaller, chairman of the 9.V2 poppy sale, reported donations of $1200 which will be used for needy veterans and families. Mrs. Evelyn Gill, department hospital chairman, reported her visit o the Alton State Hospital where she presented gifts to.the veterans and I heir wives. Tlft next meeting will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at 1510 East Fourth Street. Carnation C'liinp Meeting Carnation Camp Royal Neighbors of America will meet at 7:30-p.m. Vednesday at the home of Mrs. Mary Blakely at 2504 State street. Cub Tack to Ball tiuine Cub Scout Pack 7 o£ Elm Street Presbyterian Church will meet at »:15 p.m. Thursday at the church. J'he boys will leave the church at G::',0 to go to St. Louis to see the jasebaU game between the Boston Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals. The pack will receive its charter n a special program and service at 7 p.m. Mondky, June 9, at the church. This will be the regular pack meeting for June and there vill be an exhibit of Indian lore, lefreshments will be served at the close of the program. GraftonTeachers Recent Summed Vacation Plans GRAFTON.—Most of the local school teachers will work on the r degrees this summer. Glenn Leach, seventh grade teacher, will complete his masters at Washington Univetslty, John Logan, coach and PE Instructor will work at the University of Illinois towards his masters! Ruyle, high school teacher, and Mis* Mary Elizabeth O'Donnell, fourth grade tenchor, will work toward their degrees at Carbondale, and Mrs. Charles Pel- llkan and Mrs. Fred Miller, fifth and sixth grade teachers will work towards their bachelor of art degree at Shurtleff. Dean Plnkett, high school teacher, and Antonle Godar, eighth grade teacher, will be employed at the small arms plant In St. Louis. Miss Norma Klump, commercial teacher, Mrs. Lydia Kirchner, English teacher, Mrs. Bill Bralnerd, and Mrs. Mary Forrester, flvst and second grades teachers, have not announced their plans for the summer. Miss Cora Lofton, third grade teacher^ will be a delegate to the Professional and Business Women's conference in Boston, Mass., the week of June 28. She will then tour the New England stales for two or three weeks and then return to her home in Jerseyvllle. In August Miss Lofton will go' to Roseau, Minn., to visit a brother, Raymond Lofton and family. 6. C. Thomas, music instructor plans to work at Gould's in Alton. Fidelity WCTU Unit in Meet Shipman Pastor Feted at Dinner SHIPMAN ~ Members ot the Methodist Chttfch gave" a farewell potluck dinner at the church basement Sunday for the Rev. tnd Mrs. T. C. Stokes. At the close of the dinner J. W. Hunt presented the couple with a purse from the church, , Basket Dinnrt SHIPMAN — Members of the tU Gro*e Community Club enjoyed a basket dinner Sunday at the East Side Park. Those, present were: Mr. and Mrs. C. H, Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Darr ,and Ramorta, Mr, and Mrs. Chester Dnrr, Geraldlne arfd Dale, Mr. and Mr«. Dwlght Darr,< Marilyn and Larry, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Darr and son, Mrs. Frank Hart and son, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Straube, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Reno and Don, and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Reno Motor mechanics in Northern Jreland are worried about their obs because young farmers know :oo much about repairing tractors and farm implements these days, Belfast reports. f Giovanni Casanova, well-known lover, was born April 2, 1725. of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Allfen. The out-of-town guests came to attend the first communion service at St. Francis' Church as Kat.herine Allen was a member of the calss. FIDELITY—The local WCTU unit- met Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Edna Matthews. The meeting opened with a prayer by Mrs. Rose Moore, followed by devotions conducted by Mrs. F'velyn Wiegand. Mrs. Wiegand acted as secretary in the absence of Mrs. Jason Fox. Four departments of work wore David Bott New President Of Bri& htm O ., ..- adopted—Flower mission and relief with Mrs. Francis Darr as director; spiriutal life. Mrs. Matthews, director; visual education and scientific temperance instruction. Mrs. Melvin Wiegand, diroc- lor, and child welfare, Mrs. Glenn Lahr, director. Mrs. L«hr gave the lesson on "Child Welfare." Mrs. Pearl Hise and Mrs. Mabel Ryan are new members. The next mVbting will be .Tune 25 at the home of Mrs. Annie Rodell. There will be a flower exchange at this meeting. fifitGHTON-*The annual meet- Ing and banquet of the BrlgHlito High School Alumni Association held Saturday evening; in the Brighton Hfgh School gymnaslilni was attended'by 130 members dnd guests. Officers elected were David Bolt, president, Mrs. David Bolt, vice president, Miss Ann Ready, secretary, and VV. G. Strohbeck, treasurer. Earl Hanold is the retiring president. Taylor Elliott of \Vood River, a member of the class, of 191$, was rhaster of ceremonies and was introduced by Mrs. Carson Oberlander, program chairman. A welcome to the class of 1952 was given by Mrs. Francis Luc.ker Oertcl. a graduate of 1931. Her son, William Oertel, a member of the graduating class, gave the response, which wa*/a long writ* ten' by lit* MJtiter and sung to tlto .tune of "l Love You Truly", ,Mrs. Marie McAfee of tho high school faculty presented the class of 1952, . ' '. / ..••• • Other 5 rlumbtSr*, on this program waff a baton ensemble by Jean and'Sue Towse; songs by the senior Quartet, Elowese "Beasley, Elisabeth Seheffel, William Oertel and. Melvin Schleler, accompanied by -Mrs; Roland Ingham, and pantomime acts by Ann Roady and Geerglft-St. Cln, • Wafrfeni D. Oentc San Diego, CillfY, ^IsiSs pf 1902, sent gre-t- ings; Jtohh Byrrten.gave a response foi 4 tta* 'class dt/ 1922 and .read lettwt fwto the class; .... responded M>m thts jstat*; W«ndt*t Tftwsa tor AtdMdge F faitt 1942. the , oldest ' graduafj . A. f., FfltHfell and Kelsey. -' ' Tribute pafd' the Association in the atm vices. Tfrtitfte was tlsrt members who died do year, who were MrSi.Sv Franlt fcaudk, .•»»#*» FranK Mewtll and Sv f. berle, whose son, Joseph, it member ot the 1952 clans, ,, The banquet was pre«ate|tl indies of the Ctv,ld Leagu^. were assisted in the servinMj; high' school *tudentsA-' •' _ . Telegraph) Waftt fAif* . . ..... _ . . ,; ' ^ ..... : by and son. Stage* Picnic SHIPMAN — Pfc. Robert Barnet t of Cherry Point, N. C,; Miss Ritn Sinclair and Miss Barbara Kdwards of .lerseyville; Mrs. G. P. Hunt of Fayette; Mr. nnd Mrs. Robert Barnett and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Barnett .and sons, Mrs. Raymond Haworth and children, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Stone. W. E. 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