Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 3, 1952 · Page 13
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 13

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, June 3, 1952
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH • :ifj| /«/ I Member of The Associated Prets. Sc Per Copy. ALTON, ILL., TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 1952 EitaMUhed Jmutry U t O/ Wood River Annexes 'Fox Acres'Northeast Of City • ^^ • ...... ,.,_i, •. - . ^......-..... ^....j..; ^—.— ... ......... ^ «<—...- ^.--•-—^.^--- -——•**Nearby Owners Fear Purvis Subdivision Will 'Hem' Them In WOOD RIVER — A ten-acre tract of land known as "Fox Acres," being developed by Her n»"'d C. Purvis to the northeast of the city was annexed by city council Monday night. Council action followed a 40-mln- ttte discussion with three property owners along the Edwardsville road, who feel that future development in that area might "hem" them In, although the area to be subdivided does not adjoin those properties at this time. Gordon Mallory, only alderman present who opposed the annexation, said, "All we're asking for is a street parallel to Sixth street." Plan 40 Lot* "Fox Acres" lies northeast of the intersection of Sixth street and Edwardsville road and is to be developed into 40 residential lots. Provision is made for a business area. Appearing before the council were Mrs. Jennie Eckman, Ervin Ringering and Dennis Bean, all owners of property along the Edwardsville road and near the subdivision. At times the discussion became heated. Mayor Stoneham asked, "Why after 25 years are you interfering with the development of Wood River?" (The three property owners have never annexed to the city.) Their answer was, "We're not interfering with the development, we want an outlet." "I have another objection," Stoneham said. He pointed out that a road which would intersect with Edwardsville road and Sixth street would create a five-point intersection. "We have a five-point intersection at Ninth street and it: claims about three lives a year," Stoneham said. Purvis has agreed orally "to asphalt and chips for the streets in the subdivision and lay sewer laterals before the streets are constructed. Alderman Clyde Borman, who moved the adoption of the Purvis petition said, "As far as I know, everything that we ask for has been done." Alderman Jesse W. Ford said of Purvis, "This man has a definite, logical, sensible and costly plan. There is nothing here to hurt anyone." Excellent Tract Alderman Arthur Houser said the subdivision was the best to ever be offered according to his knowledge. The petition for annexation wan approved by n council vote of 5 to 3 at the last May council meeting but the reading of the ordinance was not considered since the petition vole indicated that there would not be a two-thirds majority approval as is required. Alderman Ernest Peek, who was the only official absent at Monday's meeting, hart requested at the May meeting that provisions be made for,; construction of sewerage laterals so that their installation would not tear up proposed streets in the subdivision. 2 Injured By Baseball Bats At, Wood River WOOD RIVER—An East: Alton girl and a Wood River boy were injured Monday when they were struck in the face with ball bats. Both were released following emergency treatment at Wood River Township Hospital. Patricia C a m p, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Camp, 409 Oak Drive, East Alton, was treated at. 9:15 a. m. for a cut forehead following an accident in the high school gym. David Eckhouse, 5-yeyar-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eckhouse, 835 Condit street, Wood River, was treated at 5:15 p. m. for bruises and cuts to the left check and cuts under the left eye. Freddy, a 25-year-old goldfish owned by a woman in Derby, England, lunches with the family. REMEMBER THE GRADUATE RMOP She will love your expression of congratulations when you lend flowers. VFW Circus to Feature Many Television Acts Show Set This Weekend At Wood River High Memorial Stadium WOOD RIVER. — Final plani were announced today for the Owens-Illinois super circus lo be presented Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Memorial Athletic Field by Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2859. The show will feature acts of three leading television shows, the Super Circus, Under the Big Top, and Hollywood Junior Circus. In addition, (here will be Claribel and the Clown and a Howdy Doody show. Many business and professional people of the area will be host to Madison county children, 12 yean or younger, at a special matinee at 10:30 a.m., Saturday. Tickets for the 'special matinee have been distributed through the schools and various organizations, but children who were missed will be admitted free as special guests of the Wood River VFW. The first showing will be Friday evening at 8:30. Other performances will be at 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday. The two-hour show will include 22 acts, A spokesman said that the acts have been investigated thoroughly by the sponsors and found to be tops in entertainment for both adults and children. Funds derived from the circus will be used for building and relief purposes, according to the Co- Chairmen Gilbert Jaynes and Jack Creekmore. Women of the auxiliary are invited to meet at VFW Memorial club tonight after 6 to assist with sacking peanuts for the show. At the Monday night meeting' of the VFW, Jack Willis, senior vice- commander, presided in the absence of Cmdr. Lloyd Dildine, who is a patient at Alton Memorial Hospital following surgery on Saturday. WoodRiverDorcas Circle Plans Meet WOOD RIVER — "June Bride" will be the theme for the meeting of the Dorcas Circle Thursday afternoon at 2, in the First Church of Christ, (Christian). All members are requested to attend wearing their wedding dresses. Mrs. L. L. Harrod will give devotions, with Mrs. Harry Kincaid in charge of th'e program. Hostesses will be Mrs. Paul Van Meter, Mrs. Harvey Lydon, and Mrs. Gordon Blacklock. Telegraph Want Ads Click! make mine a "JI/TcKettrick maternity This Skirt looks slim thanks to that clever cutout. Cotton broadcloth with detachable white pique collar and cuffs. Navy, turquoise, mauve-pink. Sixes 10-16. LEWIS-CLARK GRADUATES 76 — George L. Hayes, president of the School District 104 board of education presents a certificate to Janet Baldwin, one of 76 eighth graders who were graduated from Lewis-Clark junior High School Tuesday night.—Staff photo. City Officials In Busy Session Wood River Board Passes Two Resolutions WOOD RIVER. — Passage of two resolutions and an announcement that Central avenue will not be paved this year were among several items of business transacted by city officials Monday night. One resolution formally sets aside the 13-acre tract at the water plant for recreation grounds and the other provides for sewerage easements along the Old St. Louis road. Mayor Stoneham, who recently attended a meeting with army engineers at French Village, reported that the Central avenue paving probably will start in early spring, if engineers can get right-of-way easements from Wood River and Roxana. He said the engineers are insisting that Central be a four-lane highway and that the council approve ordinances providing for 'no parking" and a "set-back" building line. The city will open bids on July 7 for a sewerage cleaning machine, but may not purchase one if a mud pump proves successful in cleaning the old sewerage system. Residents who have installed sewerage laterals were advised that it is their responsibility to refill trenches after they settle and to keep them refilled. Aldermen elected to install a new roof on the city hall at a cost of $210. The city is to receive 5130 of this amount from insurance for damage by hail this spring. City Clerk Emmet Howard was appointed the city's representative o voice opposition to abandonment of the Illinois Terminal electric service at a public hearing in Alton on Wednesday. He will be accompanied by City Attorney Thomas Holland. Stoneham announced Holland's reappointment as well as those of rlerman Schueler to a three-year erm on the fire and police com- nission and Chick Summers on the recreation board. Mrs. Roy Adams and T t •*. Henry Wichman were reappointed ex-officio members of the recreation board. All standing committees will remain the same. Ferguson avenue, between First and Second streets, is to be resurfaced beginning Saturday noon. Alderman Jesse W. Ford was asked to draw up an ordinance aroviding for a four-way stop at ivhitelaw and Eaton avenues, near the Wood River Roundhouse. Refuse collections for May amounted to $1824.73, it was reported by Finance Chairman Byron Killam. Correction s WOOD RIVER—The senior drum and bugle corps, sponsored by the Tom Powell Legion post of St. -ouis svalked away with top honors in the senior division of the competition staged Sunday in Wood River by the 49th state drum and bugle corps association. It was reported erroneously in Monday's Teiegraph that first place vas won by the St. Louis Blue Devils. The Blue Devils won second and the East Alton Legion senior iris drum and bugle corps placed third in the senior division. Ixjretta SiUo to Graduate WOOD RIVER - Miss I-oretta F. Sido, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. £Jd J. Sido, 104 Seventh street, will be graduated tonight from St. Louis Jniversity. She will receive her bachelor of science degree. She graduated from Marquette High School in Alton Before entering the university. St. John's Women's Guild To Meet at Wood River WOOD RIVER'— The Women's Guild of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church will meet at 1:30 Thursday afternoon in the church basement. The topic will be given by Mrs. Orville Burk, assisted by Mrs. Merle Bassett and Mrs. Homer Burk. Mass Inoculations WOOD RIVER — A licensed veterinarian will be at city hall on Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m. to inoculate dogs of the area. The charge will be $1.25 each. Guests From Racine WOOD RIVER — Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Tompach, jr., and children, Tommy and Mary Joan, of Racine Wisi, were weekend guests of his parents, Mr. and. Mrs. Stanley Tompach, sr., of 243 Madison avenue. Explosive Exhibition 'Magic 9 Goes Over With Bang At Wood River Rotary Meeting WOOD RIVER.—Severai explosions Monday noon convinced Ro- tnrinns that Standard Oil research has mnde some tremendous strides since l!)ll when there were'Just twt» research chemists. The convincor wns Dr. Llewellyn Hrarrl of Whiting. Ind., a specialist in catalyst research and the first tnnn to show a television audience how gasoline Is made. With smoke rings, green flames and minor explosions, Dr. Heard showed how oxygen of air and some other sources are utilized to get combustion. Dr. Hoard's own scientific specialty seems to be catalysts, the materials that speed up and direct chemical reactions. As part of his show ho used a single drop of a powerful liquid catalyst lo cause an explosion. With an ulta-violol tight, he exploded a balloon. While Dr. Heard was talking, an "eager beaver" candle lighted itself; a bow) of liquid segnn blowing smoke rings and a handful of soap bubbles exploded in his hand. He displayed a basket labeled "fingers." "Millions of dollars are spent every year in research on fire," Dr. Heard said. "Much of the research seeks to build better fires in the cylinder of your automobile. That is one reason why oil companies have been able to keep prices down to a reasonable level while constantly raising quality." The research has enabled the industry to see that there will be plenty of petroleum for the next 25 years and to develop processes to develop synthetic gas, he said. It has brought about a conservation of natural resources arid kept the price of gasoline down, except taxwise. Since 1911, the Whiting refinery, by research, has expanded from two to 450 technical people. Two gallons of gasoline today do the work of three In 1911. Dr. Heard appeared before Alton Rotartans Monday night and will demonstrate to Wood River Lions tonight at 6:30 at the Sunshine Blue Room. Dr. Fred Ordeman, manager of Standard's Wood River refinery, was program chairman, Charles Clark of the public relations department Introduced the speaker. Other guests were Clarence Hale of East Alton, a guest of Walter Hale jr.; Harry Ringering of East Alton and H. W. Wlch- man; and William Stoneham Wood River, and Ray Koch. of KIDNEYS MUST REMOVE EXCESS WASTE Nagginc backache, loss of pep and energy, headaches and dlzclness may be due to •lowdown of kidney function. Doctora cay good kidney function ii very important to food health. When lome everyday condition, such ,as stress and itrain, causes this Important f unction to slow down, many folks sunernag- Slng backache—feel miserable. Minor bUd- der irritations due to cold or wrong diet may cause getting up nights or frequent passages. Don't neglect your kidneys if these condi. tlons bother you. Try Conn's Fills-a mild diuretic. Used successfully by millions for over 60 years. It's amating how many times) Doan's rive happy relief from these discomforts-help thelfimilesof kidney tubes and filter* flush out waste. Get Doan's Fills today! Visiting Rotarians were Harry Nevlin, Charles Freeman, J. T. Brown, Joe Hornsey and E, W. Brown of Alton; Carl Rogers of Bethalto; Roy Williams of Roxana and Joe DeLaurenti of Edwardsville. Churches built on English crown land have not been permitted to ring bells since the Reformation. Opening Game in\ Women's League] Set for June 11 \ WOOD RlVER-The Wood Rivet Area Woman's Softball League will open its 1*52 season on Jun« 11 with a double-header at MemoMal Athletic Field of East AltotvWOod River Community High School. The South Roxana Dad's club auxiliary will meet the Women of the Moose and fh.» Wood River Wrecks will meet the women of the Roxana Recreation department. Representatives of the four teams scheduled the opener at a Monday night meeting With Leroy Emerick, Wood River playground director, and Mrs* John Kleeman of Roxana. Meeting were Orie Priest, manager of the Wrecks; William Johnson, manager of the Moose women; Charles Paleky manager of the Roxana recreation team and Mrs. Bud Steed, representing her husband who is manager of the South Roxana team. 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