Tri-County News from Sullivan, Missouri on November 11, 1965 · Page 8
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Sullivan, Missouri
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Thursday, November 11, 1965
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member SULLIVAN TRI-COUNTY NEWS, Franklin Co, Sullivan. Mo. Thnrwlay, November II. 1965 REGISTERED NURSES SCHOLARSHIP DANCE By Dorothy O. Mooro The setting of the keystone at center-top of the Saarinen Gateway Arch at the foot of . Market street in St. Louis on October 28th was milestone In engineering history and marked the completion on the exterior, at least, of one of the wonders of the modern world The arch and its surrounding rebuilt riverfront area will bring many more visitors than go to See the Pyramids in Egypt, partially because the Pyramids are more difficult for the mass public to reach. Bold and imaginative in design, the Gateway Arch to the West was conceived 33 years ago and construction began in 1962. It presented a challenge every stepof the way for architect and engineers. The challenge reached a climax when both legs of the 630-foot structure had reached the top, and all that remained for exterior construction was to slip Into the aperture between the tops of the two legs the keystone, eight feet wide and weighing more than ten tons. It wasn't simple as it seemed. Construction workers were apprehensive days previously, and had to be re-assured that they would not be in danger. They had walked off the job. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and other publicity committees wished to do the toppfng-out on Saturday. October 30th, to permit as many persons as possible to view the historic proi eedings.Satur-day is a day free from work for many persons, I ngineerson the other hand were fearful that to delay the completion would be dangerous. Stretching toward the sky were the two legs, each standing separately, with a metal brace between them to prevent collapse at the top. The occasion is recorded here not only because many local persons attended the event, but because of the significance o; the arch to tne entire river basin. It was an historic event of magnitude. The date Thursday October 28th was finally decided upon, provided that the weather be clear, and wind velocity no more than 25 miles an hour. Wind would have swayed the keystone, which had to reach the top suspended in a rope sling and wind, change of temperature, or rain could have caused expansion or contraction, swaying of keystone or tops of arch legs, and could have caused all surfaces to become slick. Bui the sun shone very warm, and this caused the tops of the legs to expand. The St. Louis I ire Department was SEMO STATE TO MEET AT Southeast Missouri State College alumni of Crawford, Franklin, and Gasconade counties will hold a dinner meeting at St. Clair high school cafeteria at ft 15 p.m. Nov, 18. Dinner will be preceded by a slide show of new buildings on the Cape State campus, and by dinner music by ioIlege music faculty members. Selections will be from Broadway hits of the last thirty years, and will featureMrs. Jack Pals-grove, piano. Thomas Kennedy, violin, and T. Donley Thomas, cello. Invocation will be pronounced by Edwin Upchurch, principal of St. Clair high school. College faculty members attending will be introduced by Lyman Evans. Director of Admissions at the college. Among those expected to attend are Dr. H. 0. Grauel, head of the English department, Mr. Cleo Mabrey, co-ordinator of student teaching. Miss Rosina Koetting, head of the women's physical education department, and Dr, G, C. Schowengerdt, head of the agriculture department. Introduction of the alumni, parents, public school personnel and high school students will be by Mr. Eugene Spickel-meir, mathematics instructor in the Washington public school. Dr. H. 0. Grauel will introduce the main speaker, John Blue, editor of the Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian, whose topic will be "An Alumnus Looks at His AlmaMater," LEEZY Small Animal HOSPITAL OFFICE HOURS CAT. Mob. Fri. . II A.M. 7:30 P.M. Saturday I - U A.M. Ctbcr Times by Appointment called to play cool water on the surface affected. Everyone Involved except the 10.000 spectators, few of whom realized the problems, was alsoworrled due to the fact that an earthquake had shaken the Midwest three days earlier, originating a few miles away in the northwest corner of Reynolds county, Missouri. To add to the engineering feat, the legs of the arch had to be spread in the Oct. 28th operation from a distance between them of two and one-half feet, to a distance of eight and one-half feet at the top. or just enough space to permit thekey-stone to drop into place snugly and interlock the two tops of the arc h. Hoistine the keystone of stainless steel, glistening in the sun, began at 9:10 a.m. after engineers grumbled about the dangerous delay. On a platform set up :or showmanship at the top. Mayor Cervantes and other city o:ficials went throughtheir formal ceremony with an eye on the clock and an ear for the grumbling. At 9:27 a.m., ceremonial props had been whisked away and the huge block of stainless steel, swaying in the breeze with the American flag atop it stiffened to meet the air movement, was ready for plac e-ment. It slipped in as planned with many sighs of genuine relief. The delicate business of insertine steel pins to sec ure it against the two legs took several a Vitional hours. Air con-aiiionint: and interior elevators will be installed next spring. AN EYE WITNESS Mrs. Harold Rose, sister of this publisher and one of the spectators at ground level, wrote the personal observations as one of the throng of 10,000. "On topping out day the wind cut through the spectators as it got a wide sweep at us along the riverfront and with actual temperature of 49 degrees, we were shaking and stamping our leer, to ease discomfort. But nobody leit. E xcitement gripped eai h of us and communicated it-sell to each newcomer. "The ceremonies, at which medallions were presented to persons who played major roles in planning and building the memorial were begun at 9:00 a.m. Scott Air Force Base Band played music; the crowd was treated to a presentation of the difficult and colorful drill performed by the Moolah Mounted Lancers, members of the horse patrol of theMasonic Moolah Shrine of St, Louis. There was also a display of motor cycle riding skill by the ALUMNI ST. CLAIR Marshall Jackson, superintendent of St. C lair schools, will preside. The meeting will close with an election of officers. Members of the local planning committee are Mr. Kenneth Sassman, Sullivan, Miss Olinda Glaser, Sullivan, Mrs. Edith McClaren, Pacific, Mr. David Menke, New Haven, Mr. Robert Scofield, New Haven, Mr. Paul Tappmeyer, Owens-ville, Mr. Charles Cantley, Owensville. Mr, Ken Heim-baugh, Union, Mr. raul Cope-land, Union, Mr. Marshall Jackson, St. Clair, Mrs. Margaret Politte, Washington, Elizabeth Denny, Bourbon, Monte Murray Union, Mr. Edgar Barlage, Union, Ann Langston, Cuba, Imogene Meyer, Hermann, Mr. Troy Smith, Bland. DRIVE CAREFULLY OJX0 OIEEGl PS bftr Good Though JfVovemtw 30, 1965 . Take advantaet of I "Double-Play Days' now in progreai at Bel-I moot Furniture House. Terrific savings throughout I the store and a Free Turkey with any purchase of I iff v rr wb imiM best part Just say "Charge It" or add it to your present account. Shop now ond Save! iiiiimw mwm ii ii in i i in hi jw,- JM Ar ,MtA, 5- ir ' - A LANDMARK in the history of the entire area, the Saarinen Gateway Arch, was completed at the Mississippi water xont in downtown St. Louis. Thursday, Oct, 2Sth. Arc hite- t's rirawim: shows the surrounding area as one looks across the Mississippi to Illinois. The structure is rated a masterpiece o: modern ei gineerinj-and construction. Rising 630 feet over the river valley it is ranked with the Seven Wonders of the World. An arch to depict St. Louis as the Gateway to the West was the dream of St. Louisans 50 years apo who visioned an arch oi stone instead of stainless steel. The riverfront of 1915 was a series Moolah Motor Patrol. "There were thousands oi spectators, some with camp stools and their lunch; some sitting on the ground, reading until festivities were to begin; mothers who brought their preschool age children down to see this historic event. Most businesses did not close and the area schools did not close, but those whose places of business were near to the riverfront saw it if they could. Every window and every balcony was full oi peoplewho had binoculars and EXTINCT BIRO The last passenger pigeon on earih died 51 years ago on September I, the Catholic Digest finds. RETIREMENT Poor health forces four out of ten men to retire, a survey in the Catholic Disest reveals. IMW NEEDED IN SULLIVAN AND SURROUNDING AREA FULL TIME OR PART TIME "AVERAGE EARNINGS" Part Time Men $50 Per vk. Full Time Men $120 Per vk. For interview call HO 8 8390 of boat docks, an overhead, open railroad track where locomotives and cars rumbled; a heterogenous assortment of factories from tanneries, spice factories, glue works, a rope factory, seed and feed granaries, hardware warehouses, restaurants, saloons, and on the Chouteau lull just above the floodline, long rows of brick tenements on narrow, cobble-stoned streets. One of these on I erre street was the long-ago home of Ulysses S. Grant, prior to his becoming the President. Civic groups tore down the ancient houses an erected bronze markers that showed where Manuel Lisa, once the Spanish Governor, and others telephoto lens cameras. As the actual moment of slipping the keystone into place neared, many more employees of downtown St. Louis business firms hurried in streams o: people from every direction, toward the riverfront. "Motorists stopped their automobiles for blocks away, where they had a dear view Irom the west, on Chestnut street and on Market street. They took pictures or watc hed through binoculars while they listened to a radio broadcast of the event. FOR LEASE Dandy Location for Business or Shop 2 LOCATIONS 243 W. WASHINGTON OFFICE SPACE: AVAILABLE m PRIVATE Up 515 N.COMMERCIAL ST.CLAIRMO APPLY AhJffllXbli 4 CI ST.CLAR CHRONICLEUJrJ& B B SULLIVAN f Ki H OR THE DflflBlBHBODBODBBDBBBDDBDB i -iiii n 1 significant to the history of this area and St. Louis had once lived. By 1932 there was a strong desire for a modernized waterfront andEeroSaari-nen submitted a prize-winning design for an arch that was bold and bizarre. Conservative St. Louisans, held in the grip of the 1930's Depression, argued pro and con but Saarinen's design was dragged from the shelf three years ago and construction began. The insertion of the keystone at center-top took skill, precision, and good fortune Oct. 28 and 10,000 persons , some from tliis Mera-mec Basin area, watched the keystone fit into place without a falter. Men sat on hoods of automobiles, people sat in the seats oi cars, but most traffic was stopped. "Everyone of us who witnessed this event this morning will remember it for the rest of our lives, and 1 believe that we all feel a lingering sense of pride in a city and nation of people who can dream of and follow to acc omplishment, such an original, permanent, and truly unique project." SUBSCRIBE fk cm i it i ki n r w - iuura i r ncno CUBA UMtb BJ The Registered Nurses Association has announced plans for Its annual scholarship benefit dance to be held Saturday, November 13, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Washington, Missouri. The theme of this year's event will be "Bavarian Fun-Fest" with music by the Viennese, Serenadors. This group was a big hit at the 1964 Town and Country Fair. Under the leadership of August Ponstlngl, this well-known St. Louis orchestra has presented concerts in the St. Louis county parks this summer and was featured in the "Three Cheers to St. Louis Festival" sponsored by Famous-Barr. 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