Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 2, 1958 · Page 14
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 14

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 2, 1958
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PAGE FOURTEEN ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Taught School 44 Years Miss Effie Maxey Retires By JEAN CAMP Ot Wood River Bureau WOOD RIVER - Mi?s Effie Maxey, 115 TVhitelaw Ave., retired last month after 44 years as a school (richer. "I loved every moment of it and would nave liked to stayed one more year to have been a part of the new program at the East St. Louis high school," she said, "but my mother, who is 86 is In ill health and needs me now." The new program, Miss Max* ey explained is a system ot grouping students In each class according to their capabilities, «n arrangement which promise* tdJTie beneficial to the students. Miss Maxey has fresh and appealing views on education and a warm enthusiasm for school teaching. The program of progressive education almost ruined the entire system, she said and the trend toward advancing high School students without consid eration of their readiness was also damaging. "Youngsters have been given too much their own freedom' in selecting curriculum. RETIRES AFTER 44 YEARS Miss Effie Maxey, 115 Whitelaw Ave., Wood River is shown with a small portion of her ' books. She retired last month after a career of 44 years as a school teacher.—Staff Photo. are too young to know what thej want and need a more rigid pro gram of required subjects ant fewer electives," she stated. Speaking of the much publiciz ed need for scientists and mathematicians. Miss Maxey said she fears it is being overstressed anc other studies may be neglected •'Parents will have a tendency to push their children Into these fields lest the youngster be considered a 'nothing'," she said "We need trained people in al fields and we tnust not lose sight cf the need for the common every day laborers, capable of an honest days work." Started in St. Clair Miss Maxey started her teaching career in a little one room school in St. Clair County back in the day when "all you had to do was to be a high school graduate and pass a state examination" to receive a teaching permit A grade of 88 or over on the examination and you were licensed for three years, below 88 you could only teach one year, she •aid. \ Education has made many advances since then and a good education is now required of teachers throughout the nation except in a few isolated areas, she said. "I had the best school in the county and was paid $50 a monlh for the eight months of the school year." Twenty eight students were enrolled in the first through the eighth grades. That winter,' Miss Maxey reminisced. "Six big boys and girls joined by classes and one of them was older than his teacher." She told of renting a "rig" to 90 in search of a place to board with the home of the school board director as her goal. A strip coal mine had recently been discovered on the property of the family and they were reputedly I™ ' ••• •* •*• — — — — | I RROADWAY NtccM»Ema ' 1 III North wood Mvv Am. 1 1 DUU 4-mi - WOOD RIVE* ' | We will flv* jnw a* ^d^r\ 1 * tars* • tradMa M flMSE!) ( you'll Bad any. jBS||B)t . •tor*! ^t^^V | — —<»«___ _ J "very well off and not interes ed in anything but sitting and rocking." After much talking and pleading, Miss Maxey gained permission to stay for the first week of school. She stayed the entire year with the family and the friendship has continued through the years. It was a German speaking community and she felt very secure with a sound knowledge of German, learned in high school. "I couldn't understand a word they said," Miss Maxey confessed "but I picked up enough to get by and fortunately most of them also spoke English." Taught in Wood River Later she taught a sixth grade class in Wood River before going to East St. Louis for 42 consecutive years. Under contract at the Webster School for six years, she had a different grade each year. In 1922, she joined the faculty of the East St. Louis High School where in recent years, she has bee"n teaching children of her former students. Engaged as instructor of. social studies; sociology, Latin-American History and American History, she also served as adviser, to many student groups. The school has two graduating classes each year and as sponsor Miss Maxey has directed 54 consecutive commencements. "Most high school students are poor readers, so we had reading practice in each of my classes," she said. Her own education is somewhat unusual being competed almost entirely at summer school. Following issuance of her teaching- permit, she attended summer school at Colorado State Teachers College, at Greeley and returned there each summer to further her education. After joining the faculty of the East St. Louis system, she took extension work at Washington University earning her degree in education through summer school and extension work with only one year of regular "in residence" college. Attended Northwestern Attending Northwestern Uni- SEE OUR LARGE SELECTION OF AUTHENTIC Westmoreland MILK GLASS BllllllllllKlilllllllllll versify, Miss Maxey earned he masters degree in three sum mers. A member of the professiona organizations: National Educa tion Association, Illinois Associa tion, St. Clair, East St. Lou and High School Associations, sh has served on the state commit tee, as president of the Eas St. Louis group and president the high school teachers. Now that she has retired Mis Maxey plans to spend the sum mer "trying to fit seven room of furniture in a four-room hous and caring for her mother, Mrs Alice Maxey." "I have no intentions of just sitting and rocking like my German friends," she said, "I love Club work and being a schoo leacher, reading is naturally my 'avorite pasttime." Miss Maxey has been collect- ng books for years and her prized possession is the biographies if all the United States presi- lents, with the exception of the ast three. She prefers travel Jooks and biographies and reads ome fiction, though she doesn't are for the modern fiction. Pre- ently she is reading a collec- on of books by French authors, vritten in French. I Bethel 88 To Initiate 3 Candidates WOOD RIVER—A class of three candidates will be initiated in formal ceremonies at the 8 p.m. Thursday meeting of the Job's Daughter*, Bethel 88 at the Masonic Temple. Practice for the initiation is slated for 9 a.m. Thursday. Plans will be completed for the Jethel Boat Excursion which will be an event of July 19, and tickets will be distributed it the evening meet. lere Cream Social WOOD RIVER - The Junior Department of the First Metho- ist Sunday School will sponsor n ice cream social in conjunc- ion with the Municipal Band oncert tonight at the Round- ouse. Home made pies and cakes and variety of beverages will be ffered for sale Jn addition to he ice cream, it was announced y Mrs. Lloyd Hartshorn who ill assist the group. Proceeds of the event will be sed to help finance the purchase f draperies for the Junior De- artment of the new educational uilding at the church. Others assisting the .voting peo- le will be Mrs. Roland Waters, Irs. Francis Heeren, Mrs. Ed- "OLD QUILT" COVERED SUGAR OR CANDY JAR "LATTICE EDGE" HAND MADE CUPPED FOOTED BOWL "OLD QUILT" LOW COMPOTE AND COVER WE HAVE ALL THE MOST POPULAR PATTERNS AND DESIGNS to $95 GUIs and Jewelry IN THE HURT OF DOWNTOWN WOOD RIVER UVINTIEN EAST FERGUSON AVENUE, WOOD RIVER Poly-Arts Guild To Hold Open House In August \VOOD RIVKR — The recently- organlzed Poly-Arts Guild Monday night rti*rus*ed tentative for ;m open house to the general public at Us headquar-i ters at 41 K. Madison Ave., byj the first of August. ! The open house will he held after remodeling work has been completed on the Inside of the former Jeanno's Tavern. Monday night the members in attendance were shown the transformation that has been made to dale. The Everett (Sox) Hose Khotiry League Baseball Coaching Job Keeps Wood River Man 70 Years Young Blinds Bought For East Alton Village Hall EAST ALTON — A bid o py HAftfiV TMIEI, Wood R«VTI ftorean Chief , WOOD RIVER — If Tuesday's activity Is any criterion, the life of Everett "Sox" Hose of 815 E. Madisoi Ave. will begin at to. Tuesday was Sox's 70th birthday and it found him engaged in his favorite activity— coaching baseball— for the Oilers of the S210.60 accepted by members Juvenile division of the Wood Riv- of the village board Tuesday er Khoury league for who his 13- year old son, Richard plays out- night for the purchase and installation of aluminum venetktn Th ' iR js thp {ourth vear thHt Sox blinds on the 12 window of the has coacn ed the same boys in walls have been painted gray, trimmed in pink and black, the ceiling while and fluorescent lighting tubes along the walls to help illuminate paintings already Blind Co., 60.1 St. Louis Ave. sport's"Yor the oldtime catcher, a hunu there. Other paintings were; The board, on recommendation ,. ea | throwback to the Gabby council chambers. The bid was submitted bv the Alton Venetian Khoury league play and is a continuation of an active life in on fli'jilay on easels. Benjamin Whiteside. chairma of t'-" croup, discussed arrange ments for classes in the variou art fields to he held this summer The following members will in struct: Ray Speer, oil painting James Hill, water color an ?; Jeanno Yakubian, in lustrial and commercial art; an Whiteside, enameling and Jewe ry, wood and linoleum bloc printing. Classes in leathercraft can b arranged if there is a demam Whiteside added. The following committees an members were appointed: Pul lie relations, Mrs. Geraldine Mi ler, Mrs.' Whiteside and Mrs Franklin Meyers; building, Yaku bian, chairman, John O'Fallo and Jean Devaud; social. Mrs Grace Bromaghim, chairman Mrs. Arthur Park and another to be appointed later: and exhibit ing, James Hill, Gene Fleming Mrs. Ruth Hosier. Mrs. Florenc Hacke and Roy Boley. Following the business mee ing, colored slides were shown o the first Rotary Art Exhibit an refreshments were served. S. Roxana Scouts Receive Awards SOUTH ROXANA—Cub Scouts f Pack 24 met at the Dads Club Park Monday evening and t was announced that boys gradating from the Webelos to Boy routing would put on an Indian lance at the South Roxana home oming July 27 at 7 p.m. Also lates to attend the ball game in It. Louis will be July 25 and Aug 4. The -swimming sessions at Camp Warren Levis will be Aug Cubmaster E. Perez presented |..l the liquor commission, an- stree , and R(W Scna]k era . awards Dennis to the Allison, following boys Lewis Kramer ard Scarborough f the children. and parents Tabriz, Iran's second city, now as its first, direct rail link with "ehran, the capital. A'illiam Opel, Charles Johnson nd Dennis Sullivan of Den 3; Dwayne Herbert, Ronnie Keller and Gary Perez of Den 4; Jimmy Yount, Jimmy Crabtree and Loren Norville of, Den 5. Boys iraduating from Webelos to Boy Scouting are Larry Zumwalt ry Clutts, Sammy Perez, Lar •y Tedrick, Ronnie Perez, Jim 'outch, David Poag and Bobby VIcNabney. Scoutmaster Harold Grange ol Boy Scout Troop 24 gave each of he Webelos a neckerchief and vel corned them in the Boy Scout roop. Refreshments were serv- d by the Webelos. Houthern Baptist SOUTH ROXANA-The Sunday chool picnic for members of the 'irst Southern Baptist Church .'ill be Friday at Greenville Lake nd those going are to meet at he church at 9:30 a.m. Everyne is to bring his own basket unt:h and own table service. All hildren under twelve years of ge must be accompanied by one dult or parent. The church will ot be responsible for accidents. Next Sunday evening the Youth Revival begins with Evangelist 'orrest Healy and Jack DeWitt ot the Southwest Baptist College 01 Boliver, Mo. The meetings will be for one week, July 6 to 13 at 7:30 p.m. and everybody is invited to attend. Because they did not want a road in Asanol, India, repaired, a group of youths poured hot tar over a steam road roller driver. proved the Issuance of a liquoi license to James R. Anderson for use at a tavern located at 419 W. St. Umis Ave. The barroom is presently known as Byassee's. In other business the board approved a supplemental agreement between the village and William F. Guennewig, owner of the radio-corn service in Troy. The agreement was made in amend ment to a contract between Guen newijr and the village on Feb. 28 for the installation, maintaining furnishing, and complete serv icing of radio facilities for the use of the village in accordance with the applicable rules am regulations of the federal com munications commission. At the time of the original con tract the village applied to the FCC for a license to operate their radio equipment on a "high band" frequency but was refusee the license because no alternate maintenance firm was listed on their application. The amendment approved Tuesday, in effect, stipulates that the village shall have the right to procure the necessary material or abor for the repair and maintenance of the radio' equipment in the event that Gunnewig's irrn, for some reason, could not ullfill thx'ir contract. The village will now reapply to the FCC for a license. A perform ante bond covering the Elmer Herron garbage col- ection service was approved by the board. A motion was approved to have Police Chief Harold Riggins contact the Big Four Railroad in regard .to having weeds along His right-of-way cut. Bills totaling 511,836.43 were allowed. Correction EAST ALTON — A fund raising fish-fry for the benefit of the local Muny Baseball, League, sponsored by the East Alton Junior Baseball Boosters Club will be held from 4:30-9 p.m. Monday, The day was erroneously stated as Thursday hi the Tuesday issue of the Telegraph. Bicycle Stolen EAST ALTON — Eldon Bau-.-r, son of Mrs. Loretta Bauer, 224 Victory Dr., reported to police Monday that his bicycle hud been stolen sometime Monday from a ocation where it was parked at Fifth and Playground streets. Low Threat SAN DIEGO, Calif. JP — Neatest threat of the week: A food store robber jabbed a revolver into the stomach of proprietor Edward Blackard and said: "Don't move or I'll blow your head off." The Khoury league team is not the only one Sox is coaching this year. He is also coach for the girl's softball team of the First Baptist Church and helps out too with the men's team at the church. The three teams keep the 70- year-old man busy every night of the week and on Saturday afternoons at games and practices. Sunday is his one day "off," he nughs. Sox says that he has always loved baseball and "put on" his first uniform as a catcher with the Niagara's baseball team in St. Louis in 1912 and continued until 1940 when he was 52 years old playing ball at Union City Tenn. "I got two for three that final day." Sox recollects. Sox is also familiar to oldtime local baseball fans, having been a member of the old AJpen Brau Brewery team here when it played where the Kienstra Fuel and Supply Co. is now located on West Ferguson Avenue. Among some of his teammates he remembers from years ago are: "Lefty" Hicks, "Sox" Parker, whom he taught the ait of catching; the Starkey brothers, Eddie Williams and Harry Nevlin. A retired boilermaker. Sox is ooking forward to a better out- ook for his Khoury league entry, who entered Tuesday night's >lay with a record of one win and four losses. Following the game Tuesday night, Sox was honored on his birthday by team members and Barents with a surprise party in he East End Playground shelter nouse. The mothers of the team prepared refreshments, including a luge birthday cake, and Sox was Dresented a new tee shirt with :he word "Coach" on the back and t)ie familiar "Sox" on the front. - Bake Sale Thursday WOOD RIVER — The Greater Alton Navy Mothers Club will sponsor a bake sale at Tri-City Grocery in Wood River Thursday baginning at 10 a.m. Mrs. Elva Stauffer, chairman of the ways and means committee will be in charge and all members of the organization are to furnish homemade pastries for the sale. Limiting taw FINDLAY, Ohio /P — Under a new city ordinance, merchants are forbidden to enlarge their inventories for the purpose of holding "going-out-of-business" sales. Lack of ready money is thought to explain slack used-car sales and lower prices in South Africa, Johannesburg reports. BEFORE YOU 80 ON THE 4th ... I J^V SEE US i "— flfs FOR ALL YOUR ,-^^B MOTO SUPPLIES N ^T^_J V * Movie-SnapiNot Cameras \^f~~M •• V • Kodak Film Rt turn to U$ for Quick Film Practising PHOTO-ART SHOP 111 N. Wood Rivtr Avt., Wood Rlvtr Dial 44t23 'THIS IS THE WA Y, SON? Everett "Sox", 70-year-old coach for HIP Oiler entry in the Wood River Khoury League, Rives some batting tips to his 13-year-old son on the sidelines at a game Tuesday night where Sox celebrated his birthday.—Staff Photo. 2 Beverage Machines Looted at East Alton EAST ALTON — Police reported today that soft drink machines in two business establishments were broken into sometime Monday. A machine at • the Moreland Service Station, 555 W. St. Louis was looted of $3.90 in nickels when someone opened the ma chine with a key and took the money. The other burglary occurred at the East Alton Cab Co. office on loulding avenue where Police Chief Riggins said a key was also used to open the machine. Turkey has 1,082,600 , licensed 'adio sets but an estimated total of 2,500.000 operating. WEDNESDAY, JULY 2,1S68 • Roxana Church Society Meets ROXANA—The Ladies Aid Society of the First Presbyterian church will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the church for a business meeting. The hostess committee consists of M«. LUf« Williams, Mrs. Josephine Segrest and Mrs. Omar Phelps. To Meet ROXANA—The Women's Mis-' sionary Unforr'of the First Bap. tist church will have an til day work meeting Thursday at the church, beginning at 10 *.m. A potluck dinner will be served at noon. tlafteball fteflutta ROXANA—In the junior division of Little League basebalt play Tuesday evening on the pnrk diamond the Tigers defeat- pd I lie Indians by the score of 14 to 10. Batteries for the winning Irsim were Meyers and Shanks and for the losers, Sanchez and Collman. The Yankees defeated the Ath. Ifeties by 10 to 7. Winning batter* ies were J. Terry and Prailey and for the losers K. Jamison and J. Jamison. The Red Sox beat the Senators by 7 to 0. Winning battery was L. Clark and Everett and losing battery wa» Pile- and Hickerson. A I) WlfH~MODERN~DE8iG?r" PORTLAND, Maine JP — An advertiser's science age approach to merchandising his house trail- rrs showed up in this newspaper display: "Mobile Homes — Satellite quality at submarine prices." COMFORT PLUS QUALITY LOWEST PRICE EVER $24.90 Value 12 75 Strong 1-ln. aluminum frame never needs painting. Saran fabric webbing for lasting comfort. Chaise has 4 adjustments, folds compactly. Exactly As Pictured NATE ARSHT'S FURNITURE STORE Across from Comet Drive-In, Alton, 3-0831. Convenient front door parking. FIRE CRACKER SPECIALS! On* Ten 220 VOLT POPULAR BRAND AIR - CONDITIONER , '41°° G. L OVEN ROTISSERIE G.E. GARBAGE DISPOSAL .... • • "New only. G I. DELUXE MIXER. Reg. $39.95 , '139" $ 26" •9.95 *24.»5 — NOW 29 EAST FERGUSON, WOOb RIVER , Phone 4-4364 Open Thursday 'Til 9 P.M. IVA'S SHOP 20 N. WOOD WOOD RIVER, ILL. RIVER AVENUE PHONE 4-6715 GOING OUT OF BUSINESS! EVERYTHING MUST GO! ALL MERCHANDISE REDUCED DOWNTOWN WOOD RIVER STORES WILL BE OPEN Until 9 P.M. Thursday, July 3rd And All Day (fill 5 P.M.) Saturday, July 5th DRESSES! DRESSES! 1 RACK BETTER DRESSES . . , 1 RACK BETTER BLOUSES . . GLOVES .... only59c PANTIES 49c PURSES $1.00 BRASSIERES . . . . 99e DRESSES! $4.98 $1.00 And DOWNTOWN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOCIATION Stores Closed Independence Day Fourth of July

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