Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on October 20, 1956 · Page 12
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 12

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, October 20, 1956
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PAGE TWELVE ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1956 Chest Agency Serves All Women of Alton-Wood River Area ^— * H . . . ..--....- ...-.„ _*,.„. _—. .—-. *. • •- •-- •-• ••-•-•.•.•.-..../.'- •.o> : .y.vA>v.;.w.y.-:•;•.:.'^"<-&4Mfi|ttfl| HEALTH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. Tlie YWCA pool is one of the best in the area and, in addition to individual use by members, is utilized for swimming instruction for children and adults, and for classes in life saving. The Health Education Department is the largest department of the YWCA.—George Butler Photo. Programs for All Ages Graf ton Sets YWCA Offers Opportunities j Veteram D m "WVT 1 "•""*"! "IT •/ To Work, Play and Learn "To build a fellowship of women and girls devoted to the task of realizing in our common life those ideals of personal and social living to which we are committed by our faith ns Christians; to seek to understand Jesus, to share his love for all people, ( and to grow in the knowledge and love of God." This is the purpose of the Young Women's Christian Association. And the means it employs to reach this end are many. The YWCA, a Communitj Chest member agency serving the Alton-Wood .River area, offers friendship, recreation, social activities, and an opportunity for learning to all young women of the community, without regard to religious preference or race. Democratic Ideals Membership in the YWCA is "truly a democratic experience for any young woman," says Miss Virgie Mendenhall, former executive director of the Alton YWCA. "We welcome all women, and all are treated equaly. And they have a great deal to say about their programs at the Y. As much as possible, we let the people in the activities run things," she points out. Activities at the Y are divided into three main departments: Y- Teen, Young Adult, and Health Education. The Y-Teen department is made up of teen-age girls clubs wliich meet weekly in the YWCA building at 304 E. Third St., Alton. Some 150 girls are current,1. taking part in the program. The clubs participate in a variety of activities. Last spring, for example, a good-grooming course was held at Hillcrest Community House for the Y- Teens. A group of Y-Teens attended a blue jean rally in St. Louis early in the summer, and in the late summer three Y- Teen members attended a conference in Peoria, 111. Young Adult Department The Young Adult department offers activities for people between the ages of 18 and 35 years of age. This department has organized several clubs both for young women and for couples, with current memberships totaling more than 200. While primarily social, some of these clubs, such as the Business Girl's Club, bring together pco-i pie sharing special interests. The Young Adult department also offers adult education | courses on such widely varied j subjects as millinery, bridge, j dancing, and music, Also included in this program are a hostess course, a prenatal lecture program, driver training, and almost any other type of education in which a sufficient number indicate an interest. IjtryeM Program The Health-Education depart- ment is the largest department of the YWCA. The Y building houses one of the best pools in the area, according to the. State Health Department, and the swimming schedule i? an exceptionally heavy one. In addition to individual use by members, the Y pool is utilized for swim instruction to children and adults, and classes in lifesaving are given. But Y activities are not limited to the headquarters building. The Y also operates Hillcrest Community House and last year began a program of de-centralization which brings Y activities to the surrounding area. An example of this very successful effort is the program conducted at Godfrey in which the Monticello pool facilities were made available. Hillcrest Community House, which offers community facilities to groups of all ages, is primarily oiown as a place for children. Activities offered here include clay modeling, sewing, sketching and cooking. Children may come here after school hours, and all day during the summer holidays. Hillcrest is especially valuable to the working mother whose spare time is limited, and to whom some assistance in planning activities for her children is a welcome aid. Last year more than 100 children were served by Hillcrest Community House, and numerous adults attended meetings and participated in recreation there. Hillcrest also serves as an extension of Y building facilities. Enrollment fi,400 Total enrollment in the Alton YWCA, including those enrolled in classes and clubs, stands at about 6,400. Total attendance of groups and individuals using the YWCA facilities, including many nonmembers, clubs, etc., was almost 97,000 last year. The Y receives about 41 per cent of its budget from the Community Chest, and about 64 per cent of the incomes for Hillcrest Community House and the decentralized activities comes from the Chest. The current YWCA staff consists of Miss Evangeline Wilcox, executive director since Sept. 1; Mrs. Curtis S. Hunter, health education director; Miss Irene Logsdon, Yoyng Adult and Adult Education director; Mrs. Forrest Cockrell, Y-Teen director, and Mrs. Arnold R. Schenk, part-time director of de-centralized activities. CATERING SERVICE Wedding Receptions Banquets Dinners Large or Small Groups Now lot Vour Holiday 1'articb. For Information Call 3-6079 or 3-6305 For Nov. 12 GRAFTON — The American Legion Auxiliary met Thursday evening and made plans for the Veterans Day dinner to be helc Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Legion Home. During the business session, reports of various chairmen were made. The charter was draped in memory of Mrs. Bertha Matejec. Tray favors will be made Nov. 8 at the hall. Refreshments were served by the hostesses, Mrs. Vincent Carey, Mrs. Charles Besaw and Miss Freda Freiman. O. J. Campbell, commander of the Legion, has announced that approximately $300 w a s made at recent fish fry. Past Matrons GRAFTON—The Past Matrons Club of the Eastern Star Chapter met Thursday at the Masonic Hall. A pot luck luncheon was served at noon. Graf ton Notes GRAFTON — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hooper have bought the residence property of Mrs. Margaret Wheeler on Main Street and will move from their country home after extensive remodeling is done. Mrs. Martin Arnold returned home Thursday from a two-week visit with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rosenthal, and son at Peoria. Mrs. Emma Waggoner, who underwent surgery on Oct. 9 at St. Joseph's Hospital, was able to be brought to her home Tuesday. Mrs. Charles Kellar entered St. Joseph's Hospital, in Alton Wednesday for tests and possible surgery. Mrs. R. L. Luck returned to her home in Alton Friday after spending the week at the home of Miss Freda Freiman. Mrs. Margaret Wheeler of St. Louis visited Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Butler. TEENAGE GROUPS. The Y-Teen Department Is made up of teenage girl groups to which some 150 girls currently belong. Gathered around the piano at the "Y" building for a songfest are advisors Mrs. John Conley (second from right), Mrs. Forrest Cockrell (right), and Sirs. Warren Seeheusen (at the piano), with a representative group of Y-Tecn club members.—George Under Photo. THE YOUNG ADULT DEPARTMENT. The YWCA, through its Young Adult Department, offers adult education courses in a wide variety of subjects. Here, a group of "Y" members receives golf instruction. Other courses offered include millinery, a pre-natal lecture program, and almost any type of education in which a sufficient number indicate an interest.—George Butler Photo. HILLCREST C05IMUNITY HOUSE. Operated under the auspices of the YWCA, [lilcrest House offers community facilities to groups of all ages, but is primarily known as a place for children. Its service is especially valuable to working mothers to whom some assistance in planning children's activities is an invaluable aid. Last year more than 100 children were served by Hillcrest House.—YWCA Photo. THE FLAMINGOS. One of the social clubs sponsored by the YWCA meets with Young Adult Director Irene Logsdon. Offering activities for people between the ages of 18 and 35 years of age, these "Y" sponsored clubs have a current membership of more than 200.—George Butler Photo. Joyce Dugger Heads Troop At East Alton Woodburn Burial Rites for Mrs. Long WOODBURN _ The body of Mrs, Susan Axline Long of St. Petersburg, Fla., who died in Peoria, was buried here Wednesday afternoon. Wooilburn Note* WOODBURN - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller and Mrs. Martha Raymond spent Thursday with Mrs. Charles Whealon at East St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller ! Mrs. Melvin Earl Lawrence, the EAST ALTON — Joyce Dugger was elected president of Brownie Troop 53 at a meeting in the Community Center Thursday evening. Other new officers elected were: Deborah Fink, vice president; Cheryl Whipple, secretary; and Vondle Ewing, treasurer. The troop is sponsored by the East Alton Mother's Club. In other business, the group made plans for a combination Halloween and birthday party to be held at the next meeting on Thursday. The troop will celebrate its first birthday this month. Each With Company 30 Years 3 Owens-Illinois Employes Mark Service Anniversaries E. Willlngs and Mrs. Martha Raymond spent Thursday with Mrs. Charles Whealon at East St. Louis, • The Misses Toss Eynatten, Mabe 1 Benzen, Stella Miller, Mildred Carter and Amanda Theur- of St. Louis spent Wednesday former Miss Eileen Rose. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Arnold have returned from a 10-day visit with Mr. and Mrs. Sam Toacht in Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Maricle ofj Alton spent Wednesday evening at the home of John Thycr and! at tho home of John Thyer and sisters. I sisters. A miscellaneous shower was | Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elberg given at the home of Mr. and!and children and Mrs. Leonora Elliott visited Mrs. Nora Elberg Three Owens-Illinois employes marked long-service anniversaries when they each completed 30 years with the company. They are Edyth Willings, Anton Randolph Koehler and Charles McDanel. Edyth Willings first began with Owens - Illinois in 1926 in the selecting department. During the next two years she also worked in the sample department where she was employed until 1947. That year she moved to central shops administration as secretary to the central shops manager, the position she now holds. Miss Willings resides at 111 E. 12th street in Alton. Koehler started with Owens-Illinois in the fall of 1925 in the warehouse and shipping department as a ware- handler. In 1926 he left the company for two months, returned and left again in 1928. He returned in 1929 and began work in the K. Koehler n i 0 i d re p air de . partment where he is presently working. In the department he has been a polisher and assembler helping, and is presently employed as a neck ring and tip assembler. Koehler and his wife, Jennie, reside in Brighton They have two sons, William Randolph and Ronald Earl. McDaniel started with O-I in 1926 in the mold manufacturing department as a repair hand. He moved to mold repair the same year, where he worked until 1930 when he transferred to the Owens - Illinois plant at Bridgeton, N. J. The C. McDanel same year ne was again transferred, this time to the Fairmont, W. Va. plant. He returned to Alton in 1939 as a master mold maker in mold manufacturing, His present position is mold maker in master bench work. McDanel and his wife. Mary Ellen, reside at 820 Douglas street in Alton. They have one daughter, Judith Ellen, who resides with her parents. CATCHING SNAILS NEW INDUSTRY FOB YOUTH Boys and girls in northern Hungary have found a new way of earning pocket money. This is by collecting snails which abound there. In the recently closed "snailing season" a few young hunters equalled the 1955 record earnings of $335 set up by 14-year-old Elizabeth Koro. The children send their catch in wooden baskets to a special snail pary at Sopron, whence they are sent by express trains to Switzerland and France. Dribble confectioners' sugar frosting over hot doughnuts for a pastry glaze. Make sure the doughnuts are hot! Mrs. Eliion Rose Wednesday evening in honor of Rose's sister, la Alton Wednesday evening. DANCE AT American Legion BARN BETHALTO Saturday. Oct. 20 RONNIE KLAUS THE COUNTRY KITCHEN Rt. 100,1 »/i Miles West of North Alton THE HOME OF GOOD FOOD Serving Through Sunday, October 21 CLOSING MONDAY, OCT. 22 FOR VACATION, OPENING TUESDAY, NOV. 13, j Millie and Wall/ Pfaff —2-0113 FRIED CHICKEN DINNER Sunday, October 21st from 12 noon to 3 p. m. at St. Patrick's School Basement Sponsored By Boy Scout Troop No. 26— Adult* $1.2$ Children 75c f Mrs. Ruyle Heads Bethel Bureau 3MEDORA.—Mrs. Byron Ruyle was elected chairman of the Bethel Home Bureau Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Verne Searls. Mrs. Floyd Frost was elected vice president and Mrs. Morris Elliott, secretary. Appointive officers will be named next month. Fifteen members and one visitor, Mrs. Clark Legate, county president, were present. The major lesson on "Mending Made Easier" was given by Mrs, Lawrence Johnson and Mrs. Hayden Smith, assisted by Mrs. James Moran. Mrs. Leo Day had the minor lesson on "How to Mark a Ballot," and also gave the health report. Refreshments were served by Mrs. Verne Searls and Mrs. Sherman Fritz. Canasta Club MKDORA. — Mrs. W. D. Gilworth was hostess to her canasta club Thursday evening. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Don Moore, Mrs. Pearl Gross, Mrs. Vernon Maska, and Mrs. Ina French. Others present were Mrs. H. F. Shields, Mrs. George Wilton, Mrs. Herbert Moore, Jr., and Mrs. Nelson Targhetta. At the close of the games,'refreshments were served. Mrs. T. T. Eddleman will be hostess at the November meeting. County Meeting MEDORA. — The County American Legion and Auxiliary meeting will be in Girard Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. (CST). Attend Rally MEDORA. — Mr. and Mrs. James Mains, Mr. and Mrs. William Searles, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Kitzmiller and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Scharfenberg and family attended the Republican rally at Bunker Hill Thursday night. Neighbors Pick Crop for III Medora Partner MEDORA. — Seventeen neighbors of Ervin Hines, who has been ill of pneumonia at his i home near Mertora the past two weeks, went to his farm Thursday with eight cornpickers, 16 tractors and 15 wagons to gather his corn crop. They picked 54 acres of the grain, which was hauled and cribbed on the farm. The men who did the work were I. L. Christopher, A. M. Hilyard, Dale Hllyard, Leroy Gaffney, Robert Golike, Russell Hines, Charles Smith, Arnold j Dehne, Fred Guess, Chris Slanker, Glenn Hines, William Hines, Joe Kirsch, Martin Kitzmiller, Glenn Rhine, Dan Rose, and Orville Henderson. The following women of the community prepared and served dinner to the workers: Mrs. Leroy Gaffney, Mrs. Charles Smith, Mrs. A. M. Hilyard, Mrs. Dale Hilyard, Mrs. I. L. Christopher, Mrs. Russell Hines, Mrs. Chris Slanker, Mrs. Arnold Dehne and! Mrs. Fred Guess. Church Announcements MEDORA' — The Rev. W. E. Davis will preach at the Methodist church at 11 a.m. Sunday school will be at 9:45 a.m. Senior MYF at Piasa Wednesday evening and the intermediate group will meet here Thursday evening. The Rev. Ward Spencer will pi-each at 10:45 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and BYF at 7 p.m. The Rev. Kenneth Bosver will be at the Summerville Presbyterian church at 10:30 a.m. for worship service. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. At the Kemper Baptist church •the Rev. Robert Callison will preach at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. BYF at 6:45 p.m. The Rev. Loyal Gallaher will preach at the Christian church at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday school 9:30 a.m. Youth meeting 6:30 p.m. At the Bethel Baptist church the Rev. Paul Keeler will preach at 10:30 a.m.. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. John's Catholic church will be at 9:30 a.m. Removed to Hospital MEDORA. — Darrell Walters, who was seriously injured several weeks ago while en route home from the northern part of the state with a cornpicker, and who has been hospitalized at Bloomington, was takon to Veterans Hospital at St. Louis Friday. Annual FaJI Supper MEDORA. — The annual fall supper sponsored by the Ladies' Aid Society of Summerville Presbyterian Church will b* served Nov. 8 at S:30 p.m. in the church basement. A bazaar will also be a special feature. Banking On Rain ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. JP — The First National Bank installed an umbrella service to hf!r> customers who get caught in suddeo showers. A rack with several dozen umbrellas has this invitation: "Youri to use. Yours to borrow, But Please Return, Could Rain Tomorrow." Only a few umbrellas hav« not been returned and th« banker* think the lost ow-s may show up. COME IN SUNDAY NOON OR EVENING AND Treat the Whole Family to a Meal that's Real "Home-Style" good . . . minus "home-ttyle" work! Featuring ^ .Southern Tan Friert fhic-ken •^ Turkey and Dreiwurir Broad\vay at llenry Hour*: 7 A. M. to 7:80 P.M. Phone 2-6641 Myrtle Dunn, Clarence Dunn SKAGGS' "EAK HOUSE MM.M.*. M. vn V* *J EdwarUsvllle Road, Wood Biver Sunday Dinner Specials PRIME RIB OF BEEF and OLD FASHIONED OHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS SKAGGS' STEAK HOUSE Enjoy the mu»(c of LUCIAN FOSTER «t the Electric Hammond Organ 8 P. M. to 12. Wednesday thru Sunday. r Sunday Chicken Dinner Special 3 pieces Pan Pried Chicken, Ctffl Mashed Potatoes and Gravy or \ J French Fried Potatoes, One *r I Vegetable and Salad, I Bread and Butter I Open All Night Friday and Saturday RICHEY'S CAFE 621 K. Broadway AcroHi from the Wedge Bank 7th and Central Alton, Dl. OUR CHICKEN DINNERS ARE "SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT" Our menus Include the best in Steaks, Shrimp, Ravioli, Spaghetti, Sandwiches. Bring the family, visit our new dining room. Mid-Town Dining Room OPEN Sundays— J£ Noon RUSSELL EISNER Prop.

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