Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 5, 1952 · Page 40
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 40

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, June 5, 1952
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ALfON EVENING TELEGRAPH f HURSDAV, JUNE 5,19M 'k T' w *t i American Door • • i* »<•* -; 1 . ;• .L,^..-tf.-i£^i..'Afe- ^ WMtt ^ftflkjktfte OftfflQfi WnfDpX F: *V« • . MEW VOrtK, -* WfiA) - Our *ittMnklng dotktf IB lurtng the wolf 'dangerously flea* many American frtnt d<»rs. %& Gustavftantas, e* dltthtt affiant atewfer ta iflfl* t}6n*4auitf;at ifte wofft and have by. elMniilt, now a rig- SUMO*[to Hob* •ttft'UJn'Wi ««Jte ^ in fl "fhftdefately good year. Last yeai •wasn't good; he made-wily $2300. Hit he' and his yoling wife Doris love life and have guts. So they decided* to sail Straight ahead into {he future. Ten months ago they welcomed their fourth child, Toirt- y, into their closely-knit family. tfommy Has three sisters—Anne, 16, A beauty; Joan, 8, vivacious afid -confiding; and DoHs, 4%, serl- olis and warm, The six optimistic ftantas live in a tastefully furnished five-room ground-floor apartment In a New York Housing Authority project. Their rent Is $43.10 A 'Month, including gas and electricity, , . ; "Oh, yes, we could certainly use $3000," Doris admits; "Everything ? «fow,goes for food." She used to be abi« to feed the family for $20 a week. Now it costs her at least $30, <l>lus help from outside sources. But they eat well, though the cuts of meat are not as good as they Were last year and extras are pret- %'hiuch out of the picture. She gets four quarts of milk a day at the co- rative in the project for only 78 ' ' Ih trie Rummer she and the kids spend two months oh a farm itt the CatskUl mountains, they pay $50 a season for their room but have to feed themsaves. a The farmer lets ; them have garden truck very cheap. For weeks, Boris cans her- •rits and fruit arid vegetables from • the farm in a pressure cooker her mother-in-law lends her. Often on days when there is no work, Gus goes fishing in Peconic Bay, Long Island, f He trip sets him , back $2.50, but, he brings home a •{ring x of rfresh fish which Doris freezes in, their large refrigerator. 'They free-load on Gus' mother 'and father at least once a week. -The children eat there even more often. Once in a while, on nights when the girls are stoking up on grandma's- good food, Gus and Doris, knowing the kids are happy, splurge on a small steak for themselves. "That steak is a little honey- 'moon*', Gus says, his hand on Doris' shoulder. He and Doris met when* they were 11, have been keeping company since 14. Doris says her mother-in-law has taught her how to make wonderful ragouts with inexpensive meats. Gus' mother was born in Hungary and his father in Greece. Doris comes from English and Swiss stock. She is slender, gray- eyed^ and gentle. Her mother and father, who works in a bapk, often bring over dessert—a cake, a box of candy and sometimes in hot weather, Ice cream. She has an aunt who Iteeps a change bank for the girls. "We dip into it when we have to buy a lot of new shoes all at once", Doris explains. Doris has read several standard books on child nutrition and child raising and she and Gus are both equally determined their children will be well nourished and well educated. "Gus is wonderful," she boasts, glancing across the room at her handsome dark-eyed husband. "He could eat three servings of mm « m*y melt, But if tftw fttft enough for the ktd«, he Just fflg UP an ftrffcttHss and vegetables M says netttrlg." 1 f htf two other girls go to M* wehlal school free. Little t»ft§ to n«»wy .school its the pt«j« that costs $3 a week. For the few months two of the girls been going once a week to ;R« project dental clinic, at 60 cents a visit. .,**** the shipyard pays for a $10,000 flltirance policy for Gus; he has another for $5000 at $3.35 a month, Insurance for Doris and the ehll« tJren takes $6.65 out of his unprek dletable monthly wages. -They had to drop their hospitalteatlon last year. A two-party telephone nicks them $4.73 a month. Neither Doris nor Gus have had any new clothes in the past three years, except for a pair of steel- tipped shoes Gus had to buy for work. They cost $7. He wears his old Army clothes at work. Fun? "Sure we have fun," Gus replies with rich-voiced satisfaction. "We go on picnics and to visit relatives. I play ball on Sundays In a vacant lot. We buy magizlnes once in a while. The girls have plays at school and we now have a television set." Doris explains they thought a long time before buying the television. "But the girls were always upstairs at sortie other girl's house watching. So we got one for $220 on the installment plan — $12 a month. It's the only thing we laven't paid cash for." Group Insurance, from a job Doris" had, covered the cost of Tommy's delivery at French Hospital. "My father made us take some cash, too." Gus says. "He's a bellhop at the Woodstock Hotel and doing pretty well. But he's putting my younger brother .hrough pre-med at Columbia University, So we want to pay him back quick." Although Gus is beginning to work more days a week now (it costs him 50 cents car fare every day to go to "shape up" to learn if he will work that day) the jump n living costs hits them hard. They have cleaned out their sav- ngs. They still have to sit on the couch with the bulging springs. They gave up their cherished monthly book club. Gus put his secondhand car on blocks. "Food costs so much we can't risk a $15 ticket for parking." Doris shakes her head and smiles a trifle wistfully. "That wuse in the country we were going to buy—well, maybe we'll jet in someday." King's Tribute Recalled Anglo-Saxon coins dating back 1 the Beginning of the llth cen- ury have been found at Plock, n Poland, and now rest in thae Archaeological Museum at Lodz, Vith them were found some 600 Polish/German and Arabic.coins., Ethelred the Second Was ont he English:throne in the first decade of the llth century. He was the king who in 1012 paid the Danes about $134,000 as tribute. Scientists' wonder if these recently found coins were part of that very tribute. Read Telegraph Want Ads CAMERAS ON EASY TERMS I1KI.I. A. HOWFl.l. ee Is For Film i Developing Meyer Hurwitz ,IF\\F.Ur. CO ,'tt t'.. lirnjdu.n I'honc '-'S.'l Open Friday Till 9 p.m. WEDGIES and FLAT HEELS Manufacturer "overstocked" we made a special purchase! $2.95, $3.95 and $4.95 "flats" sixes '" to 9, One low price, $1.99. • White Linen • Sandals • Orchid Linen • Pumps • Pink Linen • Straps • Black Suedene • Bailer• White Leather inas New Selections Received This Week. Save at Western 1 Lowest Prices! SANDALS Alton's Original Factory-Outlet Shoe Store FOR 90 YEARS Save 50% and More on High Grade Cancellations, samples and Factory Rejects. La- 4ie« tboes, from— $11.07 rn Shoe Stores MIDI TIUI F. UNCLE DICK SLACK THE JOLLY IRISHMAN SPRING TRADE-IN SALE! TRADE-IN |i W 1 TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE El •( I 1 ALLOWANCE FOR YOUR HM ill FOR YOUR BEDROOM SUITE g rw A > J Living Room Suite ON ANY DELUXE LIVING ROOM, BEDROOM OR DINING ROOM SUITE SAVE % 50% AND 0 SENSATIONAL SAVINGS on FAMOUS NAME MODERN LIVING ROOM SUITES NO CAM VINO CHAR,*. ITS IUST LIKIMONIY IN YOU« POCKIT TRADE-IN ' ALLOWANCE FOR YOUR Dining RMM Siite .^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Mjjfjgjjm^jjjjjj^ RUGS-CARPETING $179,00 195,00 245,00 279,00 289.00 295,00 225,00 258.00 239.00' 269.00 2-Pc. 2-Pc. 2-Pc. 2-Pc. 2-Pc. 2-Pc. 2-Pc. 2-Pc. Sleep Sleep Tapestry Living Room Suite . . . Modern Rose Needletex Suite . . Ultra-Modern Grey Loompoint Suite Fine Modern Beige Needletex Suite Fine Modern Blue Loompoint Suite Green Ankorloop Frieze Suite . . Do Luxe Modern Rose Frieze Suite Modern Needletex Suite .... Lounge Lounge, now $129.00 145.00 159.00 179.00 194.00 225.00 166.00 198.00 179.00 189.00 BEDROOM SUITES PERIOD & MODERN TREMENDOUS REDUCTIONS! $139.00 195.00 239.00 298.00 310.00 295.00 295.00 349.00 450.00 3-Pc. 3-Pc. 3-Pc. 3-Pc. 4-Pc. 4-Pc. 3-Pc. 3-Pc. 4-Pc. Walnut-Finish Suite . Modern Prima'Vera Bedroom Suite . Modern Mahogany-Finish Suite . . . Bleached Mahogany Bedroom Suite . Twin Bed Bedroom Suite . . . -. > Modern Walnut Veneer Bedroom Suite Toasted Mahogany Suite . . . - * Modern Walnut Veneer Bedroom Suite Mahogany Period-Style Bedroom Suite $ 88.00 119.00 129.00 168.00 188.00 218.00 198.00 219.00 249.00 SAVE ON KROEHLER AND OTHER SECTIONAL SOFAS $149 2-Pc. SOFAS . . $198 2-Pc. SOFAS . . $249 3-Pc. $|CQ SOFAS . . . lv«F $298 3-Pc. $1QC SOFAS . . . I«FU $349 4-Pc. $01Q SOFAS . . . fclv SPECIAL PURCHASE l^i^i^. • *• ••W^P' enemjii ' DllPl»u»«P SOFA-BED and ARM CHAIR A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF FURNITURE BY DAY -A FULL-SIZE BED AT NIGHT Sturdy Construction * Arm Rests Durabli Covir * Chromi Arms • Choice j»f Colors • Tempered Coil Spring Construction Ideal for Sunrooms! Play Rooms! Rathskellers! Living Rooms! Each is top quality! Famed for construction and beauty! Get yours now WHILE THEY LAST! REGULAR 129 CHEST of DRAWERS $ 19 75 KI«s you drawer worries goodbye . . • and take advantage »f this great value! Four large drawer* afford plenty of storage space. Walnut or maple finish- $6.95 CARPETING Now Only - Sq. Yd. $7.95 CARPETING Sale Price. Sq. Yd. $9.95 CARPETING Sale Price, Sq. Yd. $11.95 CARPETING Sale Price, Sq. Yd. $15 CARPETING Sale Price, Sq. Yd. $19.95 CARPETING $ Sale Price. Sq. Yd. IIOELOW • SAN * IS FOND, AUXIN- DIN IMITH, FINTH, MAOH, KARAGHtUSIAN AND OTHMS. Just received! A new Spring stock of broadloom. Rich, new colors! Deep, luxurious pile! Styled to create lasting beauty! See it! Broadloom Carpet --9 and 12 ft. Widths SPECIAL FEATURE 9x12 BROADLOOM TYPE RUGS Sale SM95 Price '36 s $79 VALUE 8,3x10.6 RUGS Room - en-richlnff floral tone - on tone and »croll>. Beautiful pattern> 0x13. '57 96 $89 VALUE, BETTER QUALITY RUGS I 0 OTo wools, florals,scroll*, lone - on - t o n e *, In multlcolori, ft x 13. '69 95 $119, 9x12 DELUXE QUALITY RUGS All-wool face, roue, beige, chintz, rray chlnti, b u r- giindy. 95 $11C TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE 145 ON THIS While a Carload Lasts at Slack's The Biggest in the History of Trade-In Allowances BRAND NEW 1 3 Cu. Ft. PHILCO 95 HANDY BUTTER HOLDER 444 YOU PAY 229 REMEMBER FOLKS 95 • 2 Cu. Ft. Zero Zone Freezer • Handy Butter Holder in Door • Space for a Big 77-lb. Supply of Frozen Food. YOU PAY NO INTEREST OR FINANCE CHARGES ON ANYTHING AT SLACK'S • THAT'S AN EXTRA SAVINGS OF $20 TO $40! PLUS THESE FEATURES: • Zero Zone Storage for Safe storage up to Year, • Fully Adjustable Shelves. • Double Crispers... Deep Sliding, QlaM Covered Drawers. • The Most Wanted Features. • Quick Chiller — Separate Fully Enclosed Meat Department. $ 24 Trade-In Allowance for YOUR OLD RANGE on the Purchase of this beautiful MAGIC CHEF GAS RANGE AT UNCLE DICK SLACK'S $ 181 50 . '34°° A large size range built to Magic Chef's rigid specifications. Large, heavily - insulated oven . . . por- c«lain-lined broiler.,. Red Wheel oven heat regulator and many other fine Magic Chef features. Reg. Price LESS TRADE-IN — YOU PAY ONLY 157 50 Jub|«l Priif till In Downtown Alton, III. 203 W. THIRD ST. FREE DELIVERY TO 200 MILES! OPEN FRI. NITE TIL 9 P. M.

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