Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 17, 1956 · Page 18
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 18

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 17, 1956
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1PAGE EIGHTEEN ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, JULY 17. 1956 Obituary B. E Holland Benjamin H. Holland, 68, a cooper by tradr, who had linen employed in Alton flour mills during his early working life, died at 9:30 p. m. Monday at his home, 224 W. Dclmar Ave. 'He had been in ill health for the past six years. He was born in Alton Nov. 7, 1887, and among survivors are his aged mother, Mrs. Caroline Holland of Alton, who is 94. After he retired from the cooperage trade he drove for Walnut Grove Daily Co. for 15 years and then was a mainte nance worker for the State oi Illinois. He also was employer as a driver for Gent Funeral Home and during World War II drove a bus for workers em ployed in defense jobs. He 5s survived by his wife the former Miss Tillie Zerwas to whom he was married Sept 30, 1913, in Alton; a daughter, Mrs. Maurice Graham of Rox ana; his mother; a sister, Mrs Gus Johnson, Roxana, and two brothers, John and Leroy Hoi land, both of Alton. The body is at Gent Chapel where friends may call after 7:30 p. m. today. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday at 10 a. m. in the chapel by the Rev. Leonard Todd, pastor of Evangelical & Reformed Church. Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park. Mrs. A. Prough JERSEYVILLE. — Mrs. Annie Prough, 75, wife of Louis Prough, died Monday at 1:20 p.m. in Jersey Community Hospital. She had been a patient in a nursing home before entering the hospital. Born In Jersey County, Dec. 17, 1880, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin Maloney. Funeral rites will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Kane Baptist Church, after which the body will be brought to Jerseyville for Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery. The body is at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home where friends may call after 3:30 p.m. today. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Richard L.. of Kane; two daughters, Mrs. Harley Hanks, Kane, and Mrs. John Swann Jr., CarroUton; a brother, Jess Huff, Shipman; a sister, Mrs. Mary McCarthy, Kane; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Dena Heyen MEDORA — Mrs. Dena C. Heyen, 78, widow of Heye Heyen, died Monday in Macoupin Nursing Home, at Carlinville. She had been a patient in the nursing home for several months. A native of Germany, she was born Oct. 17, 1877. She came to the United States at the age of 5 and settled with her parents at Petersburg. She was married to Heye Heyen March 27, 1896 in Mason County. She moved to Macoupin County in 1912. Her husband preceded her in death in 1934. She was a member of Medora Methodist Church. Surviving are three sons, Edward, Shipman; Harry, Medora, and Jesse H., Chesterfield; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Godby, and Mrs. Catherine Hagel, Spring' field; Mrs. Elizabeth Durham California, and Mrs. Marie Keithley, Petersburg; four brothers, John Forden, Quincy; ALTON Main and Edwards Sls HOWARD FLETCHER Wednesday, 2 p.m. Brown St Baptist Church AUTIUIU II. VICK Arrangements Pending Ren and William. Petersburg, and Harmon! of Mt. Gurburn: IS grandchildren, and In great- j grandchildren. The body is at Warner Funeral Home. Medroa, where- rites will he conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Petersburg, nt 2 p.m. Friends may visit the funeral home after noon Wednesday. Arthur H. Vick COTTAGE HILLS.—A 47-year- old man was found hanging from a tree in the yard of his home here early this morning by his wife. He was Arthur H. Vick of Haven avenue, who was dead when his body was taken down by employes of a funeral home who were called by his wife, Elsie Alvernn, 20. Deputy Coroner O. Derrell Smith said death was apparently due to suicide but an inquest will lie conoTiclecnater to reach an official verdict. Special Deputy Sheriff Lee Moss, investigating the death, said Mr. Vick's wife told the following story: Her husband, a World War H veteran, had threatened to kill himself on a number of occasions in the past week. At 1 a.m. he went out of the house and she told him to come back inside. However, the man refused and kept screaming "goodbye, goodbye." She told Moss that she was afraid to go out after he kept yelling. The next time she ooked at 5:30 a.m., she saw him hanging from the tree. She called the Smith Funeral Home and employes took the man down. The couple has two children, Dallas, 6, and Larry Dale, 19 months. Vick was employed at Alton Memorial Hospital as yardman. Mr. Vick, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Vick, was born at Tamms. He had resided in Alton area for the past four years and had been at South Roxana for three yeares prior to moving to Cottage Hills a year ago. Surviving in addition to his widow and two sons, are a brother, Roy of Tamms, and three sisters, Mrs. Zola Bass, Elmo, Mo.; Mrs. Gladys Stonecipher, Tamms, and Mrs. Lena Land- greb, Spanaway, Wash. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m., in Crane Funeral Home, Tamms. Burial will be in National Cemetery there. The body will be at Smith Funeral Home, Alton, from 1 p.m. Wednesday until early Thursday morning when it will be taken to Tamms. Oscar Lettman Funeral services for Oscar Lettman, 51, a former resident of Alton, and a brother of Miss Christine Lettman of 620 Marsh St., and of John Lettman of Brighton, Rt. 1, will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Sedlack Funeral Home, Madison. Mr. Lettman, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack last Saturday at his home, Rt. ., Granite City, is survived by his widow and three step-children; two brothers, and a sister, in addition to the Alton area relatives. W. C. Friedline BUNKER HILL — William G. Friedline, in failing health for five years, following his retirement as a plasterer and farmer, died in Alton at 11 p. m. Monday. He was born Sept, 24, 1895 in Greene County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Friedline, and had resided for 23 years in the Piasa vicinity. Mr. Friedline is survived by his widow, the former Miss Irene Scott, to whom he was married in 1917; three sons, Floyd of Wood River; Kenyon, Godfrey, and Thomas, Moro; a daughter, Mrs. Harry (Vera) Morrison Jr., of Bunker Hill; a brother, Jacob, in Iowa, and 11 grandchildren. A son, Robert, preceded him in death in 1931. The body is at Jacoby-Wise Funeral Home, where friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday and until 1 p.m. Thursday, when it will be taken to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Piasa, for rites that day at 2 p.m. (DST). The Rev. L. Steere will officiate. Burial will be in Medora Cemetery. Mrs. G. Melow GREENFIELD — Mrs. Goldie Molow, SO, a former resident of Greenfield, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon at the home of her son, Harry Melow, in Mus- kpRon, Mich. Her death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. A daughter of the late John i.nd Snrnh Cooley McQuerry, she was born Feb. 21, 1876, in Greenfield. Her husb.ind, Jesse Melow, died in 1947. Mrs. Mrlow resided in St. Loiiis for a number of years and was a member of Third Baptist Church there. Surviving in addition to her son, Harry, are two brothers, F. P. McQuerry, Roodhouse, and John of Modesto, and a sister, Mrs. George Brown, Patterson. The body will be brought to Shields Memorial where friends may call Thursday night. Fun- cral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Shields Memorial, by the Rev. F. V. Wright. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. M. Holmes GREENFIELD—Mis. Margaret Holmes, 87, died at 7:30 a.m. today in DePaul Hospital, St. Louis. She had been a patient there several weeks. Among survivors are her husband, Frank, and a daughter, Mrs. Jane Butler of St. Louis. Mrs. M. Everts JERSEYVTLLE. — Mrs. Mabel V. Everts, wife of Eugene Everts, died Monday at 7:05 a.m. at her home, 213 East Exchange St. She was born Nov. 17, 1877, in Jersey County, a daughter of the late John B. Voorhees and Mrs. Sarah Updike Voorhees. Surviving in addition to her parents are & daughter, Mrs, Merrill Becker of Dyer, Ind., and two grandchildren. The Rev. Eldon Dittemore ol Alton will officiate at funeral rites Thursday at 2 p.m. in First Baptist Church, Jerseyville. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. The body is at Gubser Funeral Home where friends may call after 4 p.m. today. Bert Kirehner Bert Kirehner, 86, father of Laverne Kirehner of 3451 Meri- docia St., died at 9 a.m. today in St. Joseph's Hospital where he had been a patient since FrS day. Prior to entering the hos pital he had been a patient for more than a year in a nursing home. Before his retirement, Mr. Kirchner had worked for 17 years for Springman Lumber Co. His only immediate survivor is his son. He was preceded in death by his wife and three children. The body is at Gubser Funeral Home, Jerseyville, pending funeral arrangements. Clarence Jones Rites Conducted Following funeral rites at 9 a.m. today in S'.. Bernard's Church, Wood River, the body of Clarence Jones, Wood River, a construction worker, was interred in Woodland Hill Cemetery, Wood River. The Rev. Father E. J. Douglas was celebrant of the requiem mass and the Rev Father Arthur LeBreton officiated at committal rites. Pallbearers were Francis, Al, and Harold Mennemeyer, Robert, Benjamin, and Harry Paul Jones. EAST ALTON WATER in the wading pool in the playground Monday Goewey, and Jim Woodruff.—Staff Photo. CARNIVAL—Three coriicstants in the iSfier lube race are from left, Lany Boran, Wanda Edivardsville KC Council Observes Golden Jubilee EDWARDSVILLE—More than 350 persons, including members of nearby councils and their wives, attended an open house Sunday sponsored by Edwardsville Knights of Columbus Council at its quarters on Center street in observance of the council's golden jubilee. A constant stream of visitors poured into the clubrooms during the open house, from 2 to 8 p. m. Many congratulatory messages and a number of floral tributes were received from neighboring councils and friends. Lunch and refreshments were served throughout the day. Members of the local council assembled Sunday morning at St. Boniface School and marched in a body to attend solemn high mass at 9 o'clock in St. Boniface Church marking the opening of a series of events scheduled for the next 12 months in observance of the council's 50th anniversary. ^^ The Rev. Father John D. Moore, assistant pastor of the church was celebrant of the mass. Assisting were the Rev. Fathers Isadore Lengheim, as deacon and Stanley Milewski, as sub-deacon. The Rev. Father P P. McGuinness, pastor of St. Mary's Church, assisted in the sanctuary. Altar boys, members of the council, were Joseph F. Rotter, Oliver Jacober and David A. Yates. The organist for the mass, H. Joseph Kribs, and five members of the choir, also were members of the order. Council members served in the color guard in the procession to the church and as ushers. Golden jubilee souvenir pictures were distributed after the mass and at the open house. Other activities planning commemoration of the council's golden jubilee include a picnic Aug. 26 at American Legion Park and a banquet on Columbus Day, Oct. 12. The first grand knight of the council at the time of its organization July 15, 1906, was the late Dr. E. C. Ferguson. The present grand knight is Francis J. Carlin. Hospital Notes EDWARDSVTLLE — Births of baby girls to three area couples, as well as admittance of three area persons as patients and discharge of another, were reported today at St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland. One of the three baby girls was bom Sunday at the hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Butler of 672 E. Vandalia St., and an- SPECIAL - SWEET CORN Doz. Fresh Picked and Priced Right for Canning! BROADWAY & MAIN DRIVE-IN PRODUCE MARKET AH OPEH DOOR TO HOME OWHERSHIP You can open the door to a home of your own by coming in to our mortgage department with your plans for buying or building. Here, a friendly loan adviser who knows local conditions will help work out the right financing plan for you. Your home loan application is welcome; service is prompt and friendly. Alton Dial 2 0044 SAVINGS ft LOAN / | Association *20 €AST THIRD SJtffl MTQN. HI/NO* other at 4.45 a.m. Monday to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harbison, Edwardsvllle Rt. 2. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Goff, 1627 Home Ave., are the parents of a baby ;irl born at 12:07 p.m. Monday. Admitted as patients were John Keshner, 644 Hillsboro Ave., taken to the hospital Monday in the Straube ambulance; Mrs. William Adarns of Poag road, Edwardsville Rt. 1, and Herbert Ryan, 9, Hollyhock Lane. The Edwardsville patient dismissed from the hospital was Mrs. Helen Poos, 19, Washington PI. \ \ TVX^I^^-^ fc^v^vV*, • * • - "4 v „ % «M» S . STREET CREW PAINTING NO-PARKING COLORS on the curb on the west and Third. Meters on that side were removed to keep traffic moving quicker. The street crew had to sweep the willow bugs from the street before working. They said they were painting lightning bugs.- Staff Photo. Scarce Item WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. —The West's first formal mode of travel, the stagecoach, is a mighty scarce item in Montana. A West Yellowstone innkeeper canvassed the state for one of the four-wheeled chariots. He found a few coaches, but they were either museum pieces or beyond repair. E. A. Hagnauer HeadsCarpenters District Council EDWARDSVILLE — Edward A. Hagnauer of Granite City was elected president Monday night of the Carpenters' District Council of Madison County and vicinity succeeding Charles H. Crum of Wood River. Other officers elected were: Fred L, Immer of Highland, re-elected vice president; W. O. Hays of Alton, re-elected secretary-treasurer; Henry Honerkamp of Worden, warden; and Burl Hunter of Greenville, Thomas J. Edsall of Alton and Clifton Inman of Wood River, all trustees. ^ Trustees last term were Honerkamp, John Lasky of Granite City and Edsall. All of the officers were installed at Monday's meeting. Terms of offices are four years. A meeting of Fiji chiefs may be called at Bau to consider means of curbing increasing drunkenness among Fijians, Suva learns. 838 Enrolled In Swim Classes At Carlinville CARLINVILLE — A total of 838 children participated in the first day swimming classes at Lake Carlinville Monday, which are being sponsored by the Macoupin County Chapter of the American Red Cross. The swim program chairman, Mrs. Jean Ashworth stated that of that number 176 were in the Carlinville class at 1:30 a. m. for children under 10 years of age, and 102 in the class at 3:30 p. m. for Carlinville children over 10 years. The total number does not include the life saving class held in the evening. The large number were instructed in seven classes by accredited swimmers. After Tuesday the classes will be closed to any new entrants. Heads Demo Committeewomen CARLINVILLE — Mrs. Angela Stinnett- of Benld has been appointed chairman of the Macoupin County Democratic precinct commitleewomen. Her appointment was made by the Dem- ocratic county chairman, Edgar Fuess. Announcement was made by Fuess at the Democratic rally Saturday night in connection with the Bunker Hill homecoming. Mrs. Stinnett will be in Springfield Tuesday to attend a dinner meeting at St. Nicholas Hotel of all the county chairwomen of Central Illinois. Break-in Reported CARLINVILLE - Lockyer's Ford Sales at Bunker Hill was entered by a rear door being pried open early Sunday morning. An attempt was made to burglarize the safe and the dial had been knocked off. Sheriff Woodie Neighbors was notified about noon Sunday of the burglary and Chief Deputy Sheriff Russell Brown went to investigate. Car Recovered CARLINVILLE — The automobile which was stolen Saturday 'night from a parking place near the Bunker Hill park, was found abandoned on a side street in Mt. Clare, according to Sheriff Wood Neighbors. The car had not been damaged, the vehicle belonged to Lowal Scan- Ion of Worden, who stated that he missed it shortly after midnight. Police Seek Owner Of Concrete Vibrator Through the state highway patrol at 10:30 p. m. Monday, report was given Alton P o 11 c t Department that a vibrator, used in pouring concrete, had been found by a patrolman on Rt. 100 near Piasa Creek. The concrete vibrator, it wai said, had been taken to the statt scale house on Rt. 67, there to be held while an owner wai sought. Higher freight rates on salt are threatening East Pakistan with a salt famine, Dacca reports. Ucense Granted CARLINVILLE — A marriage license was issued in the county clerk's office to Hurshal Wayne Barnett, 19, Piasa, and Carol Mae Stampe, 18, Shipman. 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