Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 3, 1958 · Page 8
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 8

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, July 3, 1958
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PAGE ER3HT ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, JULY 3,1958 Mrs. Johnson Heads Home Bureau Unit at W. River WOOD RIVER-Officers of th Wood River Home Bureau Un were elected and installed at th Wednesday meeting held at Ih homeof Mrs. Frederick Hendrick? Mrs. Tillie Johnson was electn Chairman succeeding Mrs. Dor McGaughey. Other officers namei ire Mrs. R. U. Kennedy, secre tary; Mrs. F. Hendricks, public ity: Mrs. Elsie Castle, program ' and Mrs. McGaughey. receation The slate will serve a two year term. Mrs. Victor Strohbeck served a installing officer conducting the formal ceremonies. Twenty-two girls of the Bethalto 4-H Club were guests of the din ner meeting and gave demonstra tions of their work. Misses Donna Best and Ellen Newcomb illustrated the art o making peach dumplings and Mis. Diana Kanning led the demonstra tion of sandwich making. The club is instructed by Mrs Barney Szegedy and Mrs. William Kanning, leaders, who were also in attendance. ^ Miss Florence Johnson and Mrs C. M. Smith presented the major lesson entitled "Young Emotions and Your Health." Plans were made to assist with the home bureau work at the Madison County fair to be belt later this month. They will also furnish a quantity of home made pies and cakes for the fair. Mrs. McGaughey who conducted the meeting announced, the Angus meeting has been canceled due to vacation time. City Offices To Close WOOD RIVER—The city water office will be closed on Saturday lor the Fourth of July holiday. All other city offices, excluding police and fire departments, wil also remain'closed as it the usual custom on Saturdays. East Alton Club Board Meets EAST ALTON — Tentative plans for programs and activities of the Senior Womans Club were made at the Tuesday evening meeting of the executive board held at the home of Mrs. J. Louis Holler, president. Mrs. Charles Gabbert, chairman reported 91 women have enrolled as club members for the coming year. Others interested in joining are reminded to pay their dues tat the next week so their names may be included in the Club year book. Mrs. D. A. Alderson announced the programs will be completed and the year books ready for the printers by July 15. A proposed budget was submitted by Mrs. George F. Smith Jr., .chairman of the finance committee, for consideration it the board. The budget will be presented to the club for approval at the September meeting, Mrs. Roller reports. Adopted as a service project is the collecting of cancelled postage stamps to be sent to hospitalized veterans for handcraft work. Arizona Visitors EAST ALTON — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anthony and children, Connie, Terry and Steven of Phoenix, Ariz., left Wednesday after a days visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burk, 625 Valley Drive. They also were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Don Campbell, and called on other relatives and friends of the community. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Burk Jr., and family of Godfrey spent Tuesday at the Burk home. "Dancing the beans"—polishing cocoa beans by treading them 'under foot — is a popular chore for Trinidad's field workers in the West Indies. They sing and joke while dancing on the beans.! Highway Film Shown at Roxana Rotary Meeting ROXANA — Harold Carroll was program chairman at the Wednesday evening dinner meet- ng of the Rotary Club in the First Presbyterian church and «ho\ved a film on highways, the construction, materials used, etc. Visiting Rotarians were Virgil 'arker, Bob Nightlinger and C. „ Tucker of Wood River, Jack lainer of Alton and Joe Kelleher of Edwardsville. Ladles Class Meet* ROXANA - The Ladies Bible class of the First Baptist church met Tuesday evening at the church and Mrs. Ben Schwarm acted as president. Mrs. Albert Bean read the devotionals and refreshments were served by Mrs. Cecil Vinyard and Miss Nola Ann Thompson. Attending were Mrs. Susie Snedeker, Mrs. Jennie Smith, Mrs. Vinyard and daughter Nansy, Mrs. Albert Bean, Mrs. Gale Harmon, Mrs. Roy Armes, Mrs. Schwarm. Mrs. Carrie Thompson, Mrs. Walter Mapes and Mrs. DeWitt Hunter. Study Group Meets ROXANA — The Women's Bible Study Group of the First Presbyterian church met Tuesday evening at- the church and Mrs. Jane Grabowski led the study. Mrs. C. D. Donham read the devotionals and refreshments vere served by Mrs. J. G. Cuddy and' Mrs. Delores Folkerts served refreshments. Baseball Results ROXANA—In the midget divi- iion of Little League play Wed- lesday evening on the park diamond, the Cubs beat the Giants iy 17 to 14. Batteries for the !ubs were Myers and Frailey nd for the Giants Berkley and Vhitney. The Phillies defeated the FROM GOLD IN THE FIELD TO GREEN IN THE WALLET Lee Wenger (inset) unloads wheat sent to Russell Miller Milling Co. grain dump on West Broadway from Tony Mintert farm, West Alton. The area wheat crop 50 bushels per acre, farmers say. At the mill where the farmers are paid for the wheat, the grain is soon ground into flour for national distribution to bakeries this year is good, with an exceptional yield of 40 and ^and to retail outlets.—Staff Photo. Cars Collide Between Rail Signals at Wood River Braves by 16 to 4. The winning arteries were Dubbelde and T. Dutchik and for the losers Dona nd Nunn. The Cardinals defeated the Dodgers by the score 'of 6,.to 3. The winning batteries were Campbell and Perkhiser and or the losers it was Stantich and .White. NYPS Elect Officers ROXANA,— The Nazarene 'bung People's Society of the Church of the Nazarene elected fficers and Mrs. Fern Floyd was elected president. Mrs. Evelyn Shirley is vice president; Mrs. Reba Rice, secretary and Mrs. eanette Campbell, treasurer. Delegates to the convention are Mrs. Muriel Scammahorn and Cdgar Scammahorn and alter- iates are Mrs. Jeanette Campbell and Ray Walls. The group aptains for the next quarter are ack Campbell, July; Mrs. Ellen >eck, August and Mrs. Gladys <elly, September. Attending C. of I. ROXANA — Miss Mary Louise daughter of Mr. and /Irs. Herbert McKenzie of Thir- eenth St. has been visiting her arents after completing her jun- or year at the Woman's Medical College in Philadelphia. Miss McKenzie left Monday for Champaign to enter the Univer- ity of Illinois to resume work on fellowship granted to her by the ^ederle Pharmaceutical Compa- y. She is a graduate of the Uni- ersity of Illinois prior to enter- ng 'Woman's Medical College, he will resume her studies in Philadelphia in September. Visiting In Missouri ROXANA — Mrs. Shirley Dye, 'ho has been residing with her arents, Mr. and Mrs. Jasper leveland*bn Elm street, is now isiting her husband's parents, r. and Mrs. Clarence Dye in U k* BORROWS AT LOW COST WOOD RIVER — Two automobiles collided late Wednesday night when they both were caught between two railroad crossing signals on West Ferguson avenue. Involved were: Charles E. Blaine, 55, 48 W. Acton Ave., and Edward G. Pickett, 24, of the Decker apartments. According to the police report, the Blaine car was ahead and caught&between the two signals and* when Pickett attempted to escape the downcoming west signal arm he collided with the rear end of the Blaine machine. Damage was reported to the rear .bumper and trunk lid of the Blaine auto and to the grill and front bumper of Pickett's vehicle. Blaine and his wife were reportedly taken to Wood River Township Hospital following the mishap for examination of minor injuries. Burglars Wreak Damage, Get Little Loot WOOD RIVER — More damage than missing loot was reported this morning after a break- in sometime during the night at Bill's Cafe and Pool Room, W. Ferguson Ave. The incident was reported to police at 6:50 a.m. by Bill Gray, proprietor, who said that apparently all that was missing was several packs of cigarettes taken from a machine and approximately 15 cents in pennies taken from the cash register. Entry to the establishment was made by breaking the window light out of the rear door, police said. Inside, the intruder or intruders pried open the pinball machine, broke the glass in the juke box and pried open its coin compartment, broke the glass on the front of the cigarette machine, dumped a small radio on a buck counter and a hot plate on top of the steam table and dumped the cash register over, stuffing a towel in the drawer. Police commented, "the intruder must have either been drunk or mad because they didn't find too much to steal." E. L. Allen Retires At Standard Oil WOOD RIVER — Ernest L. Allen, a night superintendent at the Standard Oil's Refinery in Wood River, has retired after more than 42 years of service at the local refinery. Allen was born in Puxico, Mo., July 4, 1893. Prior to his employment with the Standard Oil he worked at , the Illinois Glass Co., Alton. He joined Standard Nov. 18, 1915 as a laborer and short- 1 y thereafter went into the E. A. Allen Light Oil's line of promotion beginning as a fire-man on the crude stills. In 1917 and 1918 he left Standard to serve BORROWS AT OUR BANK tf ytv md • FtrtMid loom •* m. link FIRST and Always •* th* FIRST wh*r§ you tr« offortd a wide varitty of itrvictl with gtnuint frtondlinaii. Bernie, Mo. Cpl. Ronald Dye has been serving in the United States Army attached to the Signal Corps in Korea for the past 13 months and expects to be discharged in August. They will then return to Kennett, Mo., where they formerly resided. with the U.S. Marines during World War I. After the war he returned to :he refinery and became a still- man-helper. He continued in this ine until he was appointed still- man in 1922. In 1944 he was promoted to shift foreman and was elevated to the position of night superintendent in 1953, the job :rom which he retired. Allen and his wife are parents of 10 children. They currently reside at Bunker Hill where he is a member of the Masonic Lodge 151. He also belongs to the American Legion, VFW, and for many years has been active on the board of education at Bunker Hill. In recognition of his having more 'than 30 years of service at the time of retirement, he was presented with a clock by the Wood River management. In addition, Allen will be feted at a jarty in his honor by the Wood River Foremen's Club. To Sell Tickets WOOD RIVER-Members of the Wood River Township Junior Chamber of Commerce and the 23 teams in the Wood River Khoury Leagues will be on downtown streets Saturday selling tickets for the fourth annual Khouryburger Day to be held July 12 at the Comet Drive-in in East Alton. Tickets sell for 60 cents and en- Rev. Conic Suffers Heart Attack WOOD RIVER —Word was received here Wednesday by friends that the Rev. Virgil W. Corrie, former pastor of the First Methodist Church here and the Main Street Methodist Church in Alton, :ad suffered a heart attack and slight stroke while attending an annual conference in Redlands, Calif. The Rev. Corrie was transferred to the California conference in August of 1956 and is now associate pastor of the First Methodist Church of North Hollywood, Calif. He is now confined to the North Hollywood Hospital and will remain there for about a month with another month of recuperation scheduled at his home at 4300 Shadyglade, North Hollywood. East Alton To Be Honored For Safety Record EAST ALTON —Mayor Charles Vanpreter received a communica- :ion from the Illinois Municipal League Wednesday stating that the village will be honored for its safety record during the past school year. Vapnreter and Police Chief Harold Riggins are invited to attend a safety horror roll-award presentation ceremony at Belleville on July 22. The village will be awarded a special plaque by the Automobile Club of Missouri. The honor roll includes all cities oyer 5,000 popu lation which have had no traffic fatalities to children of school age within a one year period. EAST ALTON — Two separate accidents which occurred at the 'islands" were reported to police Wednesday. The first occurred at 4:35 p.m. when a car traveling west on St. Louis avenue driven by Mrs. Betty McGee, 146 Tydeman St., Roxana, was struck in the rear by a car driven by William Fechter of South Roxana. Damage was incurred ,to the front of Fechter's car. The second accident at ,the "Islands" occurred at 6:45 p.m. :itle the purchaser to two burgers. Over 2,600 Khouryburgers were sold last year, said Jim Atkinson, Jaycee publicity chairman, and the organization hopes to sell 4,000 this year. Bill Hayward Awarded Cup By Toastmasters WOOD RIVER-Bill Hayward was awarded the "cup" for the evening for his extemporaneous speech on "religious beliefs" Wednesday night at a meeting of the Illini Toasmtasters. Other speakers were Harry Goforth on "I Accept" and Jim Apple on "Don't Let Everything You Own Go Up In Smoke." Wade Gergen acted as toastmaster with his theme, "Its A Crime," and Paul Tarcha was table topic leader on the subject "Federal Aid To Education." Julian Ryan was given the bone for the evening for "insulting the general evaluator," Bill Cox. Critics for the meeting were Harold Landwehrmeier, Bob Tuell and Ryan, Norman Crouch acted as grammarian and parliamentat' ian and Dean Zurkammer was timer and "ah" suppressor. Paper Drive Postponed WOOD RIVER — The regular monthly paper drive of Boy Scout Troop 35 has been postponed for July 5 to July 12, due to the holiday weekend, it was announced today by Arthur Northway Sr., scoutmaster. Carl's Grill Appeal Hearing Set Monday SPRINGFIELD, ILL. K — The Illinois Liquor Control Commission will hold hearings Monday on four appeals from license revocations and one case involving alleged gambling. ' The Club Lavon of Peoria is appealing' from revocation on charges of solicitation'of prostitution. The case was continued from last week. Also appealing from revocations are George W. Green, Blue Shadow, Peoria; Carl Wendle, Carl's Grill, Alton; and" Russe" Williams, 490 Club, Centerville. Harold E. Stoafer of Centralia, operating the Spot Tavern, has been cited to show cause why his license should not be re\oked on gambling charges, . North Alton News tO LEAVE FRIDAY FDR AttKNESOTA Mr. and Mrs. OPVille Thornton and children, Ronny and Donna, of 904 Danforth, will leave Friday morning for a ten-day vacation, in Minnesota. Accompanying them to Bear Paw Lodge, which is on Washburn Lake, near Brainerd, will be Mr. and Mrs. f eddy Shockley, 2212 State St., and Miss Penny Boedeker, a friend of Donna Thornton. On the return trip the Shock- leys, who recently returned from Indianapolis where they visited their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Shockley, will spend a few days in Minneapolis with Mrs, Shockley's aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Egulf. LADIES AUXILIARY 1808 MET WEDNESDAY NIGHT Ladies of VFW Auxiliary 1308, held their regular business meeting Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Veteran's Memorial Center. Standing committee chairmen for the coming year were appointed by Mrs. Joseph Borders, president. They are: Mrs. Lillian Cousins, Mrs. Alice Holmes, Mrs. Mary Schaller, Mrs. Lois Peterson, Mrs. Matteele Hamilton, Mrs. Edna Hargiss, Mrs. Helen Gray, Mrs. Alice Benize and Mrs. Mary Hasten. By-laws for the Alton Memorial Day Council were read by the secretary, Mrs. Gray. Also during the business meeting a report on the Rockford Convention was given by Mrs. Hargiss, and delegates and alternates for the national convention, which will be held in New York City, Aug. 17 to 20, were appointed. Delegates are Mrs. Hargiss, Mrs. Borders, and Mrs. Schaller. Mrs. Gray, Mrs. Benize and Mrs. Erma Porter are alternates. A new member, Mrs. Zara Hill, was taken into the club. There will be no social nights during the summer. Next business meeting will be Aug. 6. POLICE LIST VANDALISM REPORT Joe Godwin of 208 Mounier, reported to the police about 8:20 a.m. today that the left rear tire on his car, parked in front of his home, had been ruined. He said it looked as if someone had cut it with a knife. TWO BICYCLES STOLEN AT EUNICE SMITH Theft of two bicycles was reported to police at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, by school authorities at Eunice Smith, summer session. The wheels, which were taken, belong to Ronald Jacobson, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis E. Jasobson of 898 Bradley; and John Kennedy, 10, son of Mrs. Dorothy Kennedy, 1 W. Elm. Dance at Godfrey Civic Center Saturday GODFREY — Playing Saturday evening at the Godfrey Civic Center dance, will be the Otis Berry Orchestra. Dances are held each week from 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. Women are admitted free. Scheduled for July 12 is the Oogie DeVito Orchestra, and for July 19, the Roscoe Stiles Orchestra. PET AT JERSEY JAIL Claude Davis, cook at Jersey County Jail, and the young raccoon he picked up while hunting mushrooms two months ago. The pet raccoon is a favorite among jail inmates and is a courthouse lawn favorite.—Staff Photo. Coofe's Baby Raccoon Pet Among Jersey Jail Inmates St. John's WSCS Entertained At Edwardsville EDWARDSVILLE — A coffee and general meeting of the WSCS of St. John's Methodist Church was held Wednesday morning in the church social rooms. Mrs. F. E. Andrew presiding. The Friendship Circle served as hostesses for the coffee which was attended by 23 members. Worship service was in charge of Mrs. S. N. Atkinson, assisted by Mrs. Nellie Graham and Mrs. E.W. Winkle. Mrs. Delia Thackston, accompanied by Mrs. Leslie Marks, sang a solo. Announcement was made at the meeting of the Youth Christian Witness program to be held at St. John's July 31-Aug. 3. It was also announced that there will be no August meeting of the group because of the school of missions to be held in Lebanon Aug. 4-8. Program for the Wednesday meeting was "World Federation Ot Methodist Women", presented by Mrs. Atkinson and assisted by Mrs. William Martin, Mrs. E. E. Van Stee and Mrs. Minnie Kriege. Mrs. Andrew closed the meeting with the World Federation Prayer. Board Meeting EDWARDSVILLE - A board meeting of the Monday Club was held Wednesday a'fternoon in the public library, Mrs. Charles Hoffman presiding. Purpose of the meeting was to plan for the county meeting of the Madison County Federation of Women's JERSEYVILLE - It may b» that when one is in jail and really needs a friend, anything, even a pet raccoon, can be a welcome guest and playmate whose antics help overcome the boredom and discomfort, not to mention the uncertainty of it all. Again, it may simply be that • pet raccoon is a gamboling animal that makes a nice pet, even il one isn't in jail. In either case, a two-month- old raccoon belonging to Claude Davis, cook at Jersey County Jail, is quite a favorite among jail inmates and also is something of a courthouse lawn pet. The jail inmates are especially fond of the raccoon, says Davis, because the raccoon ''get* into the jail and cuts up with them." Davis picked up the raccoon when hunting mushrooms a couple of months ago. At that time, Davis says, the raccoon was so tiny it had to be fed with an eyedropper. Now the raccoon is so large it scurries about independently and .has even excited the animosity of "Hamburger," Davis' pet coach dog. Hamburger and the raccoon do not exactly get along, Davis says, even though he can occasionally entice the raccoon it ride on Hamburger's back. Shell has a $3,500,000 oil SUP- vey under way in Tanganyika, Dares Salaam learns. Clubs to be held in Edwardsvilli in October. Members of the board also presented suggestions on the revision of the club by-laws to the committee in charge of the proposed changes in the club laws. TheOuter Banks of Cape Hatteras; N. C., vJhere the pirate Blackboard met a violent death, is also. the place where the Wright Brothers flew the first airplane on Dec. 17, 1903. when a car traveling east on West St. Louis avenue, driven by James Stickels, 3005 Alby St., Alton, was struck in the rear by a car driven by Jim Birge, 1813 Lakeside Ave., East St. Louis. II tlonal WOOD Riven ink MIMUB 99 FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION AND FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM OPEN TONITE TIL 9 •EARS, Alton, III. i; ^\ FIRE CRACKER SPECIALS! OM T«t 110 VOIT POMIU* MAW AIR • CONDITIONER . . . DOWNTOWN WOOD RIVER STORES WILL BE OPEN Until 9 P.M. Thursday, July 3rd And All Day (Till 5 P.M.) Saturday, July 5th •Ntw wily. '139" G.I. GARIACI J DISPOSAL «J. DILUXf MIXIR. Iff, lif.f| ...... G. E. OVEN ROTISSERIE . . fl'ifl - NOW ..*9£|l 29 EAST FERSUSON, WOOD RIVER Ph«n« 4.4364 Opin Thundty'Til 9 P.M. fe .Stores Closed Independence Day Fourth of July

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