Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 3, 1958 · Page 9
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Soctwfl S Page* 9*16 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Sports, * • Amusements Established January 15, 1836 ALTON, ILL., THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1958. 5c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press Dusty But Not Dry Old Court Records Source of History CAROL CLARK!* TOegnpfc Staff Writer EDWARDSV1LLE — A treasury of information is available to the local history "buff" in the court files of the Madison County Courthouse, according to the recent experience of Miss M. Esther Funke, Edwardsville attorney, and her mother, Mrs. Robert Funke, who recently turned to this source in research for a paper, "Early Courts and Cases in Madison Coun ty," which Miss Funke presented to the Land 0' Goshen Historical Society. Earliest of the records, dating back to the first court held in the county April 5, 1?13, a year after the formal organization of Illinois Territory, can be found in the office of the county clerk in an ex cellent state of preservation. Al though the bindings are in poor re pair, the handwritten records are still quite legible, Miss Funke said Complete From 1823 Circuit court records of the county are complete from the year 1823 to the present date and can be found, lexcellently preserved, in the office of the clerk of the circuit court. Rather inadvertently, the State of Illinois is responsible for the present fine condition of the circuit court records. Some years ago, these files were removed from the clerk's office and taken to Springfield, where they were given special preservative treatment, re-bound and put on display by the Illinois Historical Society. Upon discovery of the display of the records, Simon Kellermann Jr., clerk of the circuit court, obtained an order from the circuit court judge requiring the re turn of the papers to the Madison County Courthouse, where they are now a part of the court records. Also available to the Madison County historian for reference, according to Miss Funke, are records of identures of bondage, a procedure whereby the residents were able to have slaves while liv ing in what was considered and designated "free territory", freedom papers releasing Negro slaves from bondage, and apprentice pa pers by which parents bound chil dren to terms of apprenticeship for the purpose of learning trades or crafts. Swift JUBtic* That the court dockets were less crowded in early courts and the wheels of justice ground more swiftly, can be -noted, Miss Funke pointed out, from the dates of several of the early murder trials in which indictment, trial and conviction and execution followed in rapid succession after the appre hension of the criminal. For ex ample, the earliest record of ar .execution by hanging in the coun ty, that of Eliphalet Green, show! that the murder was committed on Dec. 24, 1823, Green was indicted Jan. 13, 1824, tried the following day and executed Feb. 12, 1824 exactly one month and 19 days after the commission of the crime A certain unintentional macabre humor creeps into the records a times, as when the aforesaid Green was sentenced and the udge, in passing sentence, asked he defendant at what time he would prefer to be hanged. Green replied that his preparations for eternity were made and that any .ime at all would do nicely, to which the presiding judge replied, 'But Mr. Green, you must know it is a very serious matter to be ianged. It is something that can only happen once in a man's life— and as the court wishes to give you time for all needful preparation, 1 will appoint this day four weeks as the day". Political connivery and attempts to circumvent the law by legal manipulation was familiar, Miss Funke points out in her paper. Political Knavery When Edward Coles came to Madison County in 1819, bringing lis slaves from Virginia and, be- ng an early advocate of abolition, ssued their "freedom papers" on July 4 of that year, he filed an affidavit in the county clerk's of- Eice to legalize the procedure. In 1822, following his election as governor of Illinois, a hostile legislature brought suit against him in Madison County on the ground !hat he failed to post bond at the time of the emancipation of his slaves, thereby guaranteeing thai the slaves would not subsequently become public charges. The suit, which was based on a law which lad not been published when Cole came to the state and of which he had not been informed, was a move to embarass him politically and, after a long legal fight in lower courts, was eventually taken to the supreme court and Cole was found innocent of any attempt to circumvent the law. The original pleadmgs"Df the case are in the office of the circuit clerk and are among those "treated" by the state historical society. A fine documentation of early customs, causes and movements of national importance can be found in these dusty, but far from dry, records of an earlier era in the oldest county in Illinois, Miss Funke feels. Fosterburg FOSTERBURG.-Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Kunz and sons, Homer and Ed, returned this week from a two weeks' visit in California with their daughter and son-in- law, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Paul. They were accompanied on the trip by Mrs. Emma Paul who remained there for the summer. Mrs. John W. Thompson of Lincoln is a guest this week of Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson'. Miss Marjorie Harris and Jim Wempen are spending a few days with her aunt, Mrs. Amelia Boillot, in Boonville, Mo Ann Harris, daughter of Mrs. Lola Harris, left Tuesday to spend a week in Chicago with her aunt, Miss Ruby Harris. JERSEY VOLUNTEERS Part of the group of volunteers who ency hospital for Jersey County. The turned out Wednesday morning to un- hospital is part of the county civil de- load from a large truck a 200-bed emerg- fense equipment.—Staff Photo. Civil Defense Project Andrew Jackson, who retired at 69, was the oldest man to hold the office of President. If Eisenhower serves his full term he will walk out at the age of 70 years plus 3 months. Charter No. 13464 Reserve District No. 8 Report of Condition of the First Notional Bank and Trust Company in Alton of Alton in the State of Illinois, at the close of business on June 23, 1958 published in response to call made by Comptroller of the Currency, under Section 5211, U. S, Revised Statutes. ASSETS 1. Cash, balances with other banks, including reserve balance, and cash items in process of collection • V 3. United States Government obligations, direct and guaranteed •••.•;••• 3. Obligations of States and political subdivisions 4. Other bonds, notes, and debentures ., 5. Corporate stocks (including $67,500.00 stock of Federal Reserve bank) 6. Loans and discounts (Including $ None overdrafts) 7. Bank premises owned $475,000.00, furniture and fixtures $ None 11. Other assets $ 7,710,286.80 13,083,277.78 6,445,895.99 278,854.52 67,500.00 9,465,677.77 475,000.00 89,664.21 12. TOTAL ASSETS ..$37,616,157.07 LIABILITIES 13. Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations 5,20,975,156.82 14. Time deposits of individuals, partnership*, and corporations 9,084,246.71 15. Deposits of United States Government 1,296,879.63 16. Deposits of States and political subdivisions 1,982,027.63 17. Deposits of banks v... 328,997.04 18. Other deposits (certified and cashier's checks, etc.) 198,806.93 19. TOTAL DEPOSITS $33,866,114.76 23. Other liabilities 72,766.87 24. TOTAL LIABILITIES ..$33,938,881.63 CAPITAL ACCOUNTS 25. Capital Stock: Common stock, total par $1,000,000.00 $1,000,000.00 26. Surplus 1,230,000.00 27. Undivided profits ; 1,115,898.71 28. Reserves 311.376.73 29. TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS .7^3.677,275.44 30. TOTAL LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS .$37.616.157.07 MEMORANDA 31. Assets pledged or assigned to aecure liabilities and for other purposes $ 3,875,000.00 I, George M. Ryrie, Cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly iwear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. GEORGE M. RYRIE, Cashier. Correct—Attest: M. W. SWAIM, BEN C. VINE, J. A. RYRIE, Directors. Stitt of Illinois, County of Madison, ss: Sworn to and subscribed before me this 1st day of July, and I hereby certify that 1 am not an officer or director of this bank. DOROTHY GREUN, Notary Public. My cwuaUfiiion «pim Sepu 4,1060. JERSEYVILLE — A posse of volunteers appeared at Jersey County Courthouse Wednesday morning to unload a 200-bed emergency hospital which was scheduled to arrive at 8 a.m. and be stored, to a great extent, in a garage on the courthouse lawn. However, the willingness of the volunteers appeared at first to be headed toward nothing but, disappointment since 8 a.m. rolled around and the crated hospital was not on hand. Neither was the truck on which it was transported. Robert (Bob) Reese, civil defense director, expressed dismay and indicated that he felt very much like a bag-holder indeed. It was Reese who had asked for a turn-out of volunteers, according to Emmett Murphy, executive secretary of Jerseyville Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Jersey County Board civil defense committee. Some of the volunteers went on about their business with instructions to notify them in the event the truck hauling the hospital arrived and, Reese said Wednesday night, the hospital came upon the scene shortly after 9 a.m. Bulk of the equipment, to be used during emergencies, was stored in the courthouse garage. Some, which must be kept at an even temperature, was placed in the courthouse basement while medicine of such consistency that it is considered perishable was stored at Jersey Community Hospital where conditions for handling and preserving such things are ideal. Those who turned out to assist with the work of unloading were Reese, K. Kistner, George Embley, Billy Watts, Duey Skinner, Ed Collins, Harry Everett, Dale Ogden, Wayne Dugger, Ted Conklin, H. H. Blackorby Jr., Gilbert Moore, Kenneth Brayshaw, Jack Crowder, Leslie Gunterman, Bill Stone, Bill Assman, William Lewis, Don Parish, Paul Kadell, Tom Lock, Alvin Dwyer and Murphy. Coffee and doughnuts were served by Mrs. Donj Davenport. Legion Units Meet Monday At Greenfield GREENFIELD-All members ol the American Legion and Auxili ary are urged to attend a joint! meeting of the organizations at 81 p.m. Monday in the Legion Home for the purpose of making plans | for the annual fish fry in August. Mrs. Kenneth Woodkirk is president of the Auxiliary and Ebert Ferguson, Legion commander, are general chairmen. To Observe Holiday GREENFIELD—Stores, offices, bank and post office will be closed Friday in observance of the Fourth of July. Greenfield Note* GREENFIELD - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burroughs, Mrs, R. G. Secor, Mrs. H. L. Knudsen, Mrs. D. P. Hamilton of Chattanooga, Tenn., and her mother, Mrs. Loretta Doyel, enjoyed a picnic at Woodbine Country Club Monday evening. Mrs, Hamilton and Mrs Doyel left Wednesday for a visit with Mrs. Doyel's son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Doyel, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. Doyel has been ill following surgery at Mayo's last fall, Mr. and Mrs, Frank Greer are spending several days with their cousin, Mrs. Mae O'Cojinqr, in Leavenworth, Kan. David Lee Welch of South Bend, Ind., ig spending the summer with] Ills grandparents, Mr. and Mrs, Henry Welch. Patty Crouch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Crouch of Alton, is spending this week with her MM. Kami Crouch. ject iload 200-Bed ./ fersey County Brighton-Shipman 4-H Clubs Meet BRIGHTON -The Brighton and Shipman Livestock 4-H Clubs had a joint June meeting this past week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Well. There were 21 members present. Don Well, president of the Brighton Club, presided. Talks were given by Patty Alward. Kieth Maines and Dick Alward. Marv Ann Conner and Patty Michaels gave a demonstration in first aid, "Applying a Bandage to the Head." Don Well introduced the special guests: Charles Willman, who is assistant farm adviser of Macoupin County, and Laurence Due- uer, who is an extension student on 4-H club leadership in Illinois. Willman gave the group pointers on grooming livestock for the fair am showed movies on pasture im provement and rotation. John Holland Scott sang as a special, "The Witch Doctor". He was accompanied on the piano by his mother. The next meeting is July 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Bernard Reed. . Home From Service BRIGHTON - SP-3 Glen Strohbeck has received his discharge from the U. S. Army and returned home after a year of duty in Mohringen, Germany, in the Army teletype department. Little Tigers Firemen's Auxiliary To Attend Meeting BETHALTO — Eight members of the Bethalto Firemen's Auxil- ary plan to attend the Madison County Sectional Firemen's Auxiliary meeting in the Godfre Civic Center July 15 at 7:30 p.m Bethalto representatives will be Mae Schoeneweis, Madeline Bruntjen, Florence Lehnen, Eulalia Lehnen, Myrtle Berghoff, Mable Dustman, Agnes Winslow, Mary Madison and Llhel Tisdel. DeMolaj'B to Elect BETHALTO — An election of officers will be held by the Bethalto DeMolays at a meeting in the Masonic temple on July 15 at 7:30 p.m. The program for next year League are still undefeated. Their last two games were with Bunker Hill. In Saturday's game Brighton won 6 to 2, with Stan Watts pitching and John Oilman catching. Tuesday night was a make up game here with Bunker Hill and Brighton won with a score of 12 to 4. Kenny Jones made the only home run in the game. Watts pitched -and Oltman caught for the wiqning Tigers. In both games Brueggeman pitched for Bunker Hill and Heinemeir was the catcher. Birthday Club BRIGHTON —.Mrs. Elmei Todd entertained her birthday club Wednesday. This was on€ of the months where there was no birthday of any of the members but the group meets once a month regardless, just for B social time. Rob-Your-Neighbor was play ed and the eight members pres ent all received prizes: Mrs Todd, Mrs. Leo Breitwiser, Mrs Dexter Fox, Mrs. William L BRIGHTON — After their- 8th Maher, Mrs. William Strohbeck game the Brighton No. 1 team of the 7 to 9 year olds of the Khoury Mrs. Allen Tucker, and Mrs. Roy Strohbeck. ^^^f^^^^^HR^^MB^^^^^^^^^^^^_. Five Macoupin Students Awarded Scholarships CARL1NV1LLE — Winners of University of Illinois Scholar- ihips in Macoupin County have been reported to Mike Makuh, county superintendent of schools, under whose supervision competitive examinations for them were held last April. Six scholarships are available n each county, awarded on the )asis of grades in the examine- ions. They exempt the winners from tuition fees for four years. For Macoupin County the winners this year were: county. Ed ward W. Young, 606 N. Adams, Gillesple; agriculture, James Richard Launer, R.R. 2, Modesto; home economics, Sherry Ann Walls, 362 N. West, Carlinville; child of a veteran of World War I, John R. Drew, R.A. 2. Raymond; child of a veteran of World War H, Richard E. Burgoyne, R.R. 4, Box 30, Carlinville. Examinations for these schol- srships in each county are held annually on the last Saturday in April under supervision of the county superintendent of schools and the papers are graded by the University. Heuss Returns To West Germany BREMERHAVEN. Germany (AP) — West German Presiden Theodor Heuss returned on th< liner Berlin today from his state visit to Canada and the United States. KANE — The Kane Susy Beaver 4-H Club met Monday vening at the home of Agnes and Fred Robinson. It was retorted at the business meeting hat $24.73 was cleared at the ood stand at the Black and White show. Next meeting will be July 22. Members of the Amoma Class of the Baptist Church met Wednesday afternoon at the will also be scheduled at th' meeting. All members are re quested to attend. Teacher Resigns BETHALTO — The resignation of John H. Spudich, fifth grad teacher at Cottage Hills Grade School, has been announced b; Wilbur Trimpe, superlntenden of Unit 8. Spudich plans to teach in the elementary school system at Granite City. Kane other children. Gary Williams of Shllo Is ! Duke of Windsor spending a few weeks with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Williams. Miss Alice Woolridge entered Boyd Memorial Hospital Tuesday. Mrs. Dale Morier of Hamburg visited the past week with her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Oettle. In Switzerland LAUSANNE, Switzerland tAPJ — The Duke of Windsor arrived from Paris today and is expected to see Swiss specialists about the attack of shingles from which ha has been suffering. The duchess accompanied him. In A// on. home of Misses May and Nettle 'enity. They were assisted by tfrs. Warren Greene and Mrs. Ralph Linder. The missionary esson was given by Nettle Fenty. Mrs. George Varble gave a alk on her trip to California. Mrs. Harry Varble returned home Wednesday from St. Louis where she visited several days with her niece, Mrs. Virginia Huitt. Robert Cary of St. Louis was a supper guest Tuesday of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Cary. He was accompanied home by his niece, Miss Judy Cary, who will visit there several days. Mrs. Eldon Grizzle entered Boyd Memorial Hospital and underwent surgery Wednesday. Funeral rites for Mrs. Theodore Williams were held Tuesday at Mehl Funeral Home. Burial was in Kane Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Robert, Clemiland Fleming Williams, Elston Roady and Eddie and Dannie King. The Philathea Class of the Methodist Church was entertained Wednesday at a" picnic at the home of Mrs. Jake St. Peters and her daughter, Mrs. Nellie Staats. Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Meuth of Kane are parents of an 8-pound 10-ounce son. They have five almost everyone prefers glasses by QSTERTAG MRS. DAVID T. MOWRY "I think my many years of wearing Ostertag glaiaei proves my natlsfactlon. Ostertag's quality and good looking frames are just what I want in • pair of glasses." MRS. DAVro T. MOWRY, Journalist, Alton Telegraph. Ostertag glasses may look expensive but they are not— serving the people of this community for more than 27 years. OSTERTAG Opticians 606 IAST BROADWAY BIDG., ALTON, U. TONITE SEARS, Alton, III. VICK'S ANNUAL EVENT • ALL SIZES • But not ovory •lit in ovory stylo • CASUALS DRESS TYPES I DISCONTINUE) STYLES. PRISSY, CASUAL AND 'WALKING STYLES, ME. DIUH, LOW HEELS. ALL SIZES, IUT NOT IN EVERY STYLE, WONDERFUL SI- LICTION. PAIR ONLY AT VICK'S RECESSION? PHOOEY! Sure there are some people laid off and on short weeks, but there is no recession at Germanic Savings and Loan. If you need money to buy a house, we've got it. Yes Sir! 151 people borrowed $1,437,407.00 from us in the first five months of 1958. Besides that, May of 1958 brought a net gain in savings of over $1,040,665.00 for Germania savers. This gain in savings means more dollars are available at Germania for lending to the future home owners of the Greater Alton area. The latest thing to help borrowers at Germania is our new Disappearing Home Loan Plan (on selected houses), with long terms (on selected nouses and borrowers), with interest reducing to 41% over the period of the loan. That means it is easier than ever to buy a home and finance it at Germanic, now. As the feller sex ... recession? Phooey!!! Bring your friends and come to Germania for home loans. P.S. Why not keep your savings at Germanic Savers at Germania received over $253,000 in six months. and spend the dividends, dividends during the lost SAVf IY MAIL . . . POSTAGE PAID BOTH WAYS shoes Alton's Lowest . . . Assets OVER 16 M114JON 114 WEfT 3rd ALTON IRIP CROSS SHOE SALE I Phone Closed Saturday Alton, Illinois Friday 9:00 to 6:00 543 East Broadway Hours 9:00 to 4:30

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