Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 5, 1952 · Page 7
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 7

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^THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1952 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Dogs Train Kids to Traffic Safety By NBA Service S CHARLOTTE, N. C. (NBA) Some time ago, Chftrldlte traffic policeman Ernest E. Pressley decided the best thing that could happen to the cause of traffic safety would be to have it go literally to ths dogs. As a result, more than three million school children have taken unprecedented Interest in their safety lessons in a manner they and their teachers won't toon forget. \ When neighborhood children flocked to Pressley's backyard to watch his pet setter and his wife's collie perform some tricks he'd taught them, Pressley halched the Idea for a traveling animal circus —one that would be devoted to leaching safety lessons. Building up a troupe of trained dogs, he set forth to present his Idea in various parts of the nation. It proved so successful his chief granted him a special leave to continue his work and the American Tracking Associations, Inc., sponsored him on a 13-week tour of nint Eastern stales this Spring. Officer Pressley'* Safety Circus now includes Lassie, the leading lady; Elmer, the clown; five other doys, and some pigeons. Each act points up a safety lesson. Lassie shows the proper way to cross the street with a baby carriage, watting for the go-ahead signals. * Susie climbs a pole to unfurl a banner proclaiming the safety slogan. "Walk Safe, Ride Safe, Play Safe." Annie climbs a lander, each rung having special significance. And Elmer provides a bad ex- The STRAWS that break a heat wave's back. ECUADORIAN Genuine Supernatural Panamas • Here's the straw that's always been so very, very popular . . , the Ecuadorian Panama. From fine w«ave to neat band, you'll find it awarded many an admiring glance, and you'll find it matches most every passing breeze. 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To make certain the safely lessons will linger long after he has left town, Pressley and the truck- Ing associations have organized a Junior Traffic Safety Club. To become a member, children must learn the answers to a dlffi- cult safety questionnaire until they can complete It without error. Members — there are 75,000 already—then receive a certificate of membership with their name on Such authorities as FBI chlpf J. Edgar Hoover, the National Safely Council and the Interna- llonal Chiefs of Police Associallon consider the animal circus one of the finest safety programs ever put together and have of Ion said so. \ But Pressley Isn't looking for praise. He's looking tdf a sharp reduction in the accident lists, arfd the truckers hope to be able to send him out on the road again next Fall for the whole school year. Chesterfield CHESTERFIELD. - Mr. and Mrs. Glen Fearno of McClusky were entertained Sunday at the home of her uncle, Arthur Hall, and wife. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Bams called at the Alton Memorial Hospital Monday evening to see her brother, Cloyd Sanders. Miss Carol Jean Fenstcrman Is the guest this week of Miss Aileen Stults in Carlinville. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Keele are visiting this week with friends and relatives in Decatur and Springfield. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur \V. Dams, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Middlekauff, and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Woods have received invitations to attend the wedding of their niece, Miss Betty Gray Ddhis, daughter of Howard Dams of Alton. The wedding will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 14, from the Maplewood Methodist ChurehT Maple* wood, Mo. C. R. Murphy of Carlinville, Mrs, Charity Fletcher, Miss Violet Murphy, and Mr. and Mrs, J. F. Talkington spent several drys last week at Camp Chaffee, Ark., with their nephew, Pvt. James I. 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