Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 16, 1958 · Page 11
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 11

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 16, 1958
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18,1958 ALTON BV1SN1NCI TfiLEQRAPH PAGBBUBVW* JERSEYVILLE ~ Wheat barest remains incomplete In a umber of Jersey County areas s a result of the continued wet •eather during the past week or ) days. The early wheat and winter arley was harvested but later maturing varieties of wheat plant- d on many farms remains for he most part, in the fields. The moisture content of the early va- ieties retarded the harvest for ome days longer than in other ears, and the same situation of eavy moisture content has ha»v icapped the gathering of the lat- r harvest. Several farmers who planted weet clover In their late wheat DETASSELING CREW This detasseling crew, one of scores now at work on the huge Columbian* Seed Farm, consists of (from left: Joe Gerecke, Kampsville; Herman Prehm, Hardin; William Klunk, Kampsville; Edward Laird, Hamburg; Dale Bick, Batchtown; Lonnle Camden, Carrollton; Darrell Rhodes, Hannibal, Mo. As the driver moves the ! At Columbiana Farm Huge Work Crew Out Detasseling Hybrid Corn odd-shaped vehicle through corn rows the riders on the platforms remove tassels from corn, thus making it impossible for it to pollenate itself and it is then pol- inated by nearby rows which are not detasseled, thus cross-breeding the corn—Staff Photo. By GEORGE LEIGHTY Telegraph Staff Writer ELDRED—Approximately 1,000 people, recruited by the Alton office of Illinois State Employment Service, are now hard a t; sojutclv ' work controlling the sex life of approximately 8,000 acres of corn may be, all with a view toward providing the farmer with the largest and best crop of corn possible, the sex life of the seed corn plant must be controlled ab- in Eldred and adjacent territory. The process is old hat at Columbiana Seed Corn Co., a subsidiary of the nationwide Funk Bros. Hybrid Seed Corn Co., which turns out in mass quantity a variety of hybrid corn seed built to order for the various regions in which it is to be used. To create this tailor - made seed corn, some grown to be planted in Tennessee, some in Illinois or Kentucky, as the case The Process This is accomplished by sim- MYERS WATER SOFTENERS • Sales • Service • Installation J * A SPRINGMAN GODFREY C-42S1 ply removing the tassels (the male pollen source) from the corn and 1 caving the tassels on the stalk on specified rows, thus forcing the. female rows of corn to be pollenated from the nearby rows of corn which have not been detasseled. This cross-breeding is a tremendous industrial, effort calling for a maximum of 1.400 people during July. The detasseling r . - 1 • J 1 1 V * ** • »»**»* »»**!»* U1UI, UUlAAb? « U is done by hand and the <^""l-! se iers. One man drives the ers are recruited f"om far and wide. Louis G. Rupp, manager of Alton office of the Illinois Employment Service, says that the hunt for workers among college and high school students, unemployed farm and industrial workers, housewives and vacationing teachers — anybody capable of turning out a day's work—starts long in advance of the need. Placards calling for help are set up in grocery stores, barber shops and other places interested persons might be expected to see them. Application blanks are sent to all of those who helped in the effort the previous year. During June advertisements are run in newspapers. The Jacksonville office of Illinois State Employment Service gets into the act and L. N. Caldwell, manager, and James Symons, farm placement interviewer, russle-up prospects. The Work Site The work site is the 3,200-acre farm property owned at Eldred by Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Best and the 4,000 to 6,000 acres of additional land they rent from other owners to form the huge Columbiana Seed Farm which they own and operate. The work has been expedited but not greatly changed by use jof a machine that hauls .detas- machine through the corn rows. The wheels are spaced so tha Moro Presbyterian Women Meet Thursday MORO—The Presbyterian Woman's Association will meet Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Fred Boettger at 1:30. Mrs. Wayne Hoxisie will bein charge of the program which will 3e on "Medical Missions," and Mrs. Henry Cooper will lead devotions. The offering will be for medical missions. The Westminster group of the church has been invited to be guests of the Bethalto Methodist Youth Fellowship at the Methodist Church Thursday evening. Merry Maid* Meet MORO — The Merry Maids 4-H meeting was held Monday afternoon at the local school. Demonstrations were given by Lucinda Meyer, Jo Ann Langendorf, and Carolyn McGaughey Talks on outdoor meals and serv ing were given by Joyce Ralston Janet Beckman, and Barbara Cooper. Beauty Salon Phone 2-7131 A Lazy Look for Summer... You ore ready for casual living . . . cool as a sea- breeze . . .In harmony with the youthful joy of summer time ... END-CURL'S 95 THURS., FRI,, SAT. Hair Cuts §1.00 Shampoo and Set. . . Young's Beauty Salon is happy to introduce to you the now manager and styling artiit . . . the notod Mr.'jerry* No AppoJntoieiil JYtctMary/ II FuMlmt Beautician./ Alt-Coadithntdl Oj»a Monday and Fti4ay»>9 to 91 the growing corn won't be dam aged. Six persons, in addition to the driver, ride the machine and these rip the tassels off the des ignated rows. Before the vehicle was brought into play this was done by workers who simply footed it through the rows removing the tassels The seven-man crew attached to a machine replaces 30 who once did the work on foot. Mrs. Arnold, Grafton, Honored On Birthday GRAFTON—Mr. and Mrs. Har old Hodge entertained with a birthday dinner at their home Sunday honoring his mother, Mrs. Joseph Arnold. Present were: Mr. and Mrs. James Davis of Bunker Hill; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lubrant and children of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Davic Davis and children of Brighton; Mr. and Mrs. John Berigan of East Alton; Miss Janet Goodwin of Beason; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Davi and sons, Mrs. Marie Battson anc son, Edward of Alton; Joseph Arnold, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Armstrong and children, Mr. and Mrs. Romie Womack and children, Mr, and Mrs. Stanley Burns, Mr. anc Mrs. Ross Desherlia and Capt. ant Mrs. E. Lloyd of Grafton. Leaders and co-leaders of the Girl Scouts niet Monday evening at the home of Mrs. William Purdy and made plans for an all-day outing for the Brownies and Inter mediate Girl Scouts, to go to Springfield and Salem Park on July 30. Family pinner GRAFTON-Mr. and Mrs. William Stephens entertained at family dinner Sunday. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. W. Stephens Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spaulding of Alton and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Pulks and children of Roxana. Mr. and Mrs. W. Stephens Sr. left Monday for Florida where they will make their home. Skating Parly GRAFTON — A group of the MYF of the Methodist Church enjoyed a skaiing party at the Pla-j moor Rink in Godfrey Monday evening Attending were the Rev, and Mrs. Robert Berry and children. Mrs. William Stephens and Susan, Carol and Charles, Joyce Wallace. Donna, Watson, Patty and Donna Campbell, Betty Britt and Linda Wallace. OLD-TIME METHOD Louis Rupp, manager of Alton Office of Illinois State Employment Service demonstrates old-time method of detasseling corn by sheer process of footing it through fields and pulling off tassels. The detasselers ride today. Shipman Scout Troop Visiting Camp Levis SHIPMAN — Members of Scout Troop 41 left Shipman Sunday 'to spend a week at Camp Warren Levis. Scoutmaster Charles Skaggs was unable to accompany the group but a provisional Scoutmaster was provided at the camp. Parents will go to the camp Thursday for Jie weekly festivities. Scouts who went were: Tom and Edward Bunt, Billy Winslade, Glen Randall Travers, Jerry Oldenettle, Michael and Joe Cravens, Larry Gillespie, John Rolland Scott, Darrol Pointer, Ted Acusncius and Tom Beck- lam. Bantam Team Wins SHIPMAN — The Bantam Khourey League team, managed by Lynn Simmermaker, defeated an Alton learn here Sunday 14 to 5. Home Unit To Meet SHIPMAN — The Hilyard Home Bureau will meet Thurs day afternoon at the home 01 Mrs. Jean AlbDecht. The Plain.-, . . - _. AIJ.J O* Ut«*I» ,r» 1 U l/^ *-I 11 . A-I1C * laill* ?* rments . t ° be °" dls ? lay . on ';view Girls 4-H Club under the direction of Mrs. Frances Eggers vill give an achievement pro;ram. Birthday Dinner SHIPMAN — Linda Cromwe vas honored with a birthday din ler at (he Shipman Community jark Sunday. Linda was observ ng her seventh birthday. Guests were: Mr. and Mrs Marshall Halliday, David, Marj Lou, Marsha Kay and Jerry Hal .iday, Mrs. Lucy Cromwell am Mrs. Lydia Dey. Grafton Woman . Honored At Shower GRAFTON — Mrs. Esther Ru dolph and Miss Virginia Blasa en tertained with a bridal shower i the Rosedale Educational buildin Sunday afternoon in honor of Mrs Donald Rudolph who Was befor her marriage Miss Phyllis Blasa o Grafton. Prize winners at games were Mrs. C. Greismier, Mrs. Herber Dabbs, Mrs. Kenneth Fessler, Mrs Jack Rudolph, Mrs. August Stah Mrs. Reta McCoy, Mrs. Lore Bailey, Mrs. Ella Groppel, Misse Connie, Colleen and Vennie Ram sey, Shirley Blasa and Barbai Guenther. Late Wheat Unharvested In Many Jersey Fields Carrollton Pair Married 25 Years CARROLLTON Mr. and or the pant 28 ytftfft fcffd Ml m llW 9UH* day School in fte dfrofflon &&> ist chtffeh ftjf ft Mllflfttf of yifttt> He Is also the owner md fflftn* ager of the Wiles Shoe Store, The couple are the parent* of one daughter, Miss Dearma Wiles of thlo city, Present Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Prank fiadrnan ftftd Mr. and Mn. Francis Welch and eWfc dren of Winchester j Mr, and Mrs. Jack Rueter and ehlktoen of Bluffs; Mrs. Sam Welsh and ields, using the wheat for a eov- r crop, reported that delay In arresting the grain has resulted n the sweet clover smothering He wheat to such an extent that ome fields will not probably be lairvested. Daughter Born to Local Couple JERSEYVILLE-Mr. and Mrs. Edward Whitehead have given he name Laura Ellen to their in- ant daughter born at 10:55 a.m. Saturday at the Jersey Community Hospital. The baby Is the tuple's first tihtld and she weighed seven pounds four and three-fourth ounces. She is a granddaughter of Mr, and Mrs. Sylvester Kallal of Jerseyville and is a great grandchild of Mrs. F. J. Kallal and Mrs. Bessie Havelin of Jerseyville and Mrs. William Abelin of Carroll Mrs. Russell Wiles, who will observe their 25th wedding anniversary Friday, were honored at a surprise anniversary party Sunday in connection with a family reunion which was held In the Carrollton City Park. Wiles, the son of the late Mr, and Mrs. Walter Wiles, and Elsie McAdaffls, the daughter of Grant McAdama of Carrollton and the late Mrs. Myrtle McAdams, were married at the Baptist parsonage In Carrollton by the Rev. W, D. Thomas. Attendants were Mr. and Mr*. Ev erett Painter, brother-in-law and sister of the bride. Following their marriage they made their home In Carrollton where they have resided with the exception of the time which children of Palmyra; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Freer and Mrs. Leona Crist of Roekbridge; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Walters of Medoraj Mrs. Leroy Cochran and chil* dren and Mr. and Mrs. Darret Walters and children of Alton; Mr. and Mrs. George Huff and children, East Alton; Mr, and Mrs. Carl Martin and children of Eldred; Mr. and MrSi Roy Devine of Belleville; Mrs. Harry Ziegler and daughters , dian Rocks Beach, Fla.; Mrs, Clayton McLain, St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Wiles and daughter, Robert T. Black and Miss Ella Black of Carrollton. Friend's CARROLLTON Night - Mrs. Rich. ard Giller served as worthy matron, Howard Kessie as Worthy Patron, Mrs. Clarence Horn as Wiles spent In the armed forces associate matron, Mrs. Raymond during World War H. Wiles has been scoutmaster in Carrollton her marriage Mrs. Achievement Day were judged by leaders and junior leaders. A swimming party and picnic supper is being planned for the next meeting which will be at Granite City on the afternoon of Aug. 4. More Motel MORO—Mr. Harold Dorsey and daughter, Carol, and son, Sammy, of Sioux City, la., were weekend guests at the home of Dorsey's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Dorsey. Miss Dorsey is a member of the September graduating classes! of the Iowa Methodist Hospital] School of Nursing at Des Moines. I Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Dorsey of Murphysboro and Mr. and Mrs. Norris E. Dorsey of Alton were also visitors at the Dorsey home Sunday afternoon. ;on. Before Whitehead was Miss Arbadella Xallal of Jerseyville. Announce Birth of Son JERSEYVILLE—Mr. and Mrs. Donald Vanausdoll of Kane are announcing the birth of a son at 11:02 p.m. Sunday at the Jersey Community Hospital. They have named the baby Mark Alan and he weighed seven pounds 14 ounces. He is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Arter and Mrs. E. C. Vanausdoll of Jerseyville. Mrs. Vanausdoll was formerly Miss Josephine Arter. Other children in the family are Michael, 2, and Martin, 1. Guesto of Mrs. Warren Gray JERSEYVILLE — Mrs. Clara Murray and granddaughter, Deborah Murray of St. Louis, came to Jerseyvule Tuesday to visit with'the former's sister. Mrs. Warren Gray. Mrs. Murray is recuperating from an ankle injury and Mrs. Gray has spent some time with her in St. Louis. Deborah Murray, three-year-old jdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rus- sell Murray, has just returned from an extended trip to Yellowstone Park with relatives. Parents of Son JERSEYVILLE-Mr. and Mrs. Charles Godfrey of Godfrey are parents of a son born at 8:37 p.m. Sunday at the Jersey Community Hospital. The baby has been named Michael Edward and he weighed six pounds six and a half ounces. He is the couple's first child and is a grandson of Mrs. Anna Godfrey of Godfrey and Mrs. Garnet Callahan of Grafton and is a great grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Bushey of Grafton. Mrs. Godfrey was formerly Miss Ellen Callahan. Swann as associate conductress and Miss Nita ford as organist at Friend's Night of the Order of the Eastern Star in Green* field Tuesday evening. All fill the same offices in Temple Chapter of Carrollton regularly. Others who attended were Mrs. Oren Siebermann, Miss Lena Keyes, Mrs. Howard Kessie and Mrs. Adrian Read. Missionaries' Departure Set OSSINING, N.Y. if — A new contingent of 50 young Roman Catholic missionaries leaves for posts around the world next June 15 in the annual "departure ceremonies" of the Maryknoll Fathers training center here. There are now about 2,500 Maryknoll missionaries at work in many lands. YOU! Can las* pounds and inch**. Irina vMIS Ofl rOf wl*99 trid and bt eon- viitctd. ALFRANS SLENDERIZING SALON Telephone S-928» •lff!4 E. Broadway LADIES We hove openings for LADIES' TEAMS. .. afternoon and evening* at BOWL HAVEN LANES Opening ill September^ AFTERNOON • NURSERY SERVICES — •ring Hie Kiddies ca/7 tot further information This Is MYRTLE GAINES WOKZ Women's Director Inviting You To Visit WOKZ DURING OUR OPEN HOUSE All This Week - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. And Sunday, July 20, Noon jo 9 Drop In anytime-day or •vming Bring th« Famlly-comt as you art! Wt art Locot^ on Godfrty Road (U.S. 47) 1 Va Miles North off Alt*. City Unite ! RE-DECORATE I * • '•• */ -: Mtfitatf^^itggtes^Ket*^ Hakim tbe Vett of It PORTUNP, Me. ffi -On page one of a newspaper here was the not*: "To the thj»f who stole the pet from Few Furniture: Plewe 011 all your Jrlends what a wonderful rug you have. Send th«m to «*•. UK. W* can't give them M good i 441) M you got but w» can i«vt thMn JflWiey and keep th»ra haqeit." Be Your Own Decorator.... What an easy way to decorate . . . prints and plains of every description . . . moderns,. . traditional florals . . . wonderful textures. . . light casements... design and color to blend with any room theme. And the realistic prices of $2 to $4 per yard will delight you. Also o complete selection of ready-made drapes. Our experienced staff *ill be glad to help in your selection and matching of patterns Remember, there are no carrying charges on drapery or furniture at Jocoby's. 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