Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 3, 1956 · Page 9
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 9

Alton, Illinois
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Friday, August 3, 1956
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1956 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH !*AGfi NINE Upper Alton News Events WRATHF.R FOOLS KASTKB ULV, IT'S HUMMING Mrs. William H. Thompson of 2fi14 Watalce Ave., can tell you that weather always brings old stories and she can point, to an Kaster lily to prove it. Some 1 folks have theorized that only siz/.ling weather brings strange stories. This can't be so much the truth. The cooler wea- Ilier Ibis year is doing just as odd things but folks are not accustomed to looking for them. For instance, who ever heard of an Easter lily blooming twice H year, Mrs. Thompson said she didn't. Most people who could be c-ontactedby the reporter thought that was something unusual, too. She bought the potted flower last spring, put it in the cemetery arid when the blooms fell off took it home. She placed it on her enclosed porch and a few weeks ago three sprouts began to come up from the old, pre- sunv^bly dormant, root. Today the bloom unfolded on one of the sprouts. The only supposition one can make is that the lily was fooled by the cool weather that existed throughout July. REPORT ON 8-POUND FISH IS PREVENTATIVE BP ' Gissler of Milton caught an eight-pound catfish the other day and this is the time to report about it, although the shoe shop owner wanted the story killed. His theory is that the catfish are getting bigger every week and within three weeks he should have his catch up to a 30-pound- er. He advises fishermen that the catfish are really beginning to hit in the past couple of weeks "They are getting larger every week," he added. "You got to work up to the big ones." Reason for reporting this now is that an eight-pound cat is pret ty believable. When you start to write about 30-pounders, onl; about half the readers have any faith in the story. This was explained to Gissler but he allowed that he'd rathei have half the people believe tha he caught a 30-pounder than al of the people think he caught an eight-pounder. BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR PATTY JOYCE Patty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Joyce, 3014 Watalee Ave., was honored at a party Thursday on her ninth birthday. Thirty-three young guests at tended the event which was held at the Joyce home. Games were played and refreshments served. Patty received many gifts. Game prize winners were Dana Laird, Cindy Astroth Cheryl Powell, Pamela Grave man, Deborah McGhee, and Gary Holman. Others attending were: Rick CATERING SERVICE WEDDING RECEPTIONS BANQUETS DINNERS LARGE OR SMALL GROUPS Air Conditioned VFW Hall For Information Call 3-6079 or 3-6305 y, Roger and Linda Joyce, Alen and Jill Holman, Knren Pot- rs, Sharon Christen, Carolyn tooth, Rarilyn Powell, dreg Janadny, Robert Nirhols, Delia .To'.ir.ny and Mike Rntoggoman, Doris find Dianna jirard, Karon Sclielle, Donna Vtc.Ghoe, Kalhy Chambers, and ^arry, Clary. Steve, Jeffrey and {a thy Joyce. ANNIVERSARY OF McCU'KK PL. BRINGS HP OTHERS Folks along Lampert street lave a word to say about the celebration this year of the 50th anniversary of McClure place. They said they have been around a lot longer than that but the older you get the fewer )eople there are to get some- hing going. That's the fix that Lamport street, is in. One who commented was Mrs. Sam Leigh, who said there weren't very many people on :ho block who knows how old that area is. She pointed out, however, that ner husband is one of them. They live in a house 60 years old. When they came---to—live- there as a young married couple the place was almost "like the country." Roads were of mud and she said, archly, McClure place wasn't even thought of yet. But she said they can at least celebrate the anniversary of their -house. It is 60 this year, built by nor husband's father, Samuel Leigh Sr. Oldest living near descendants of people who settled that, area are Leigh and his sister, Mrs. John Norvell of 511 Condit St. » Leigh fioon will be 65 and will retire in September from Standard Oil Co. In 1916 he was one of three people instrumental in getting that section of Alton annexed to the city. He was aided by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith. Mrs. Leigh had made her point. There are so many places around and in Alton that are so old that the younger people living in them now don't know the age so how could they celebrate anything. She and her husband would be two of the few who would remember when Lampert street has a birthday. Leigh intended to call the desk and tell them about the 60th anniversary this year after the story about McClure place appeared a month or so ago. He was prevented from doing this by illness. But he is okay now and he doesn't think it is too late to tell the folks about his street's birthday. NO MILTON FIRES IN JULY, REPORT SHOWS Milton area residents are establishing some kind of record for being safety-minded, a fire | report for July issued by Fire Chief Ervin showed today. There were no fires through the entire month. The preceding two months also have been low, Chief Ervin said. Only three alarms were recorded in May and about the same amount in June. Last year, in July, there were only two alarms with a fire loss of only $10. However, the total fire loss for the past nine years starting from 1955 has been a stout $163,000. Year and total of loss follow?: 1955, $49,110: 1954, S32.305; 1953, $5,000; 1952, $27,175'. 1951. $7,000; 1950, $30,695; 1949, SB,800; 1948. $1.420, and 1917. $4,265. Study of thrsr fiRvtves will show n steady riso in fire loss, since 1947. This reflects the growth of Milton and the increased number of fire emergencies because jf the many more homes and expanding population. MRS. ALBERTA MEANS AT CHICAGO MEETING Mrs. Alberta Means is attending the annual state convention of the American Legion Auxiliary Ht Chicago in her capacity HS president of the Auxiliary, North Alton Stengel Hits News ! 'Inequities' In Tax Bill SAVINGS AT PIASA BUILDING AND LOAN ASSN. ADD UP TO YOUR FUTURE SECURITY ADVANTAGES OF SAVING WITH PIASA WILDING md LOAN ASSOCIATION: 1. AVAILABILITY OF SAVINGS 2. SAKTY AND SICURITY 3. HIGH DIVIDEND RATE 354, here. The convention opened at the Palmer House Wednesday and will continue through Sunday. RONALD 8CIIENK HAS OPERATION Ronald Schenk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Schenk, 3019 Edwards St., underwent an emergency appendectomy Wednesday at Alton Memorial Hospital. The 11-year-old boy became ill Wednesday while at Camp -Warnm-Levis and was operator on within a couple of hours after being taken to the hospital. Hi* father is scout executive for the Piasa Bird Council. Ronald's condition is satisfactory. It is not known when he will be discharged. In one other ease: Edward, 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Dunn, 2928 Werges Ave., is in Alton Memorial Hospital where he had a leg cast removed Thursday. The boy is a post-polio patient, a member of the family said. He underwent corrective surgery last April. Edward now will get a series of physical therapy treatments. His condition is satisfactory. It is not known when he will be discharged. FORMER RESIDENT NEEDS RLOOD DONORS Four blood donors are needed for Anthony Aiello, a former McClure street resident, who is at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis. He has undergone chest surgery and during the period he used that much blood from the hospital bank. He has no immediate family members who can donate the blood. Aiello has been in serious condition but he is recovering. Those who might wish to help are asked to call his brother, James Aiello, of Mildred street. HONEST MAN BEGINS TO WONDER ABOUT SELF A fellow out in Milton is wondering about two things: Whether he has a dishonest face or whether the special deputies are zealous in the pursuit of their duties. Twice within the past week he has been questioned by the deputies. "The first time I pulled up to my shop and got out to get some things," he said, "and two deputies pulled up beside me." As he fumbled with the key he was contfronted by the cops and asked if he was trying to break into the place. " "It was still daylight," he said hopelessly. A few days after that he was taking some equipment out of his shop when another deputj pulled up. What was he doing? he was asked. "Going fishing," the shopkeeper said. The deputy let him know that he was just checking. He saw all the stuff being removed from the place and he thought . . That's why this guy looks in the mirror a lot lately and wonders about his face and whether it would look out of place in one of the "Wanted" sections of the postoffice. He hasn't been able to make up his mind. Merrill T. Galloway Rites Set Saturday Funeral rites for Merritt Thomas i Galloway, who died early Thurs- j day morning following a long illness, will be conducted Saturday j at 9 a,m. in St. Mary's Church [ The body is at Staten Funera I Home where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today. Nrw Sidewalks For St. Ambro»ip Patient effort of St. Ambrose parishioners and friends has re suited in a major improvement 'or the church and school, which will be a primary advantage for the parochial school children. Beginning yesterday at Dulmar avenue a crew of workers poured 280 fr-et of concrete sidewalk, four feet wide, ending at the school driveway at the close of 1he day. The survey had been made by Harlan Metc.alfe. who in turn secured services of Frank Rowden's company for removal of dirt, and grading. Metcalfe also engaged the services of Robert Whyers. business agent of the laborers local and of laborers George Heath Sr.. George Heath Jr., Tom Me- Nnlly, D. Thurin, Bill Johnson, Ed Morrissey, and Harry Deucker. Five firms donated the concrete. They \vere City Fuel and Supply Co., Hoeffken Bros.. Midland Supply, Tom Jun and Mor- Coal represents 84 per cent ol the known and potentially recoverable mineral fuel reserves o: I the United States. rissey Construction Co. Forms for the concrete slab were made by members of the parish assisted by Dr. J. B. Rowsn, William Ash, and Virgil St. Peters, with lumber donated hy Springman and Fisher Lumber companies. The Rev. Father A. E. Robinson expressed his gratitude and tlint of his parishioners to nil he workers and firms who made this project possible, explaining that it was the second such sidewalk job that lias been done gratuitously for the parish. Last spring members of the parish laid the first sidewalks on St. Ambrose Drive. Vehicles Damaged at Intersection A report received at the Alton Police Station at 7:15 p. m. Thursday, showed that damage had been sustained by two vehicles at the intersection of Stnte and Mather streets. The notation listed a coach driven south on State street by C. Cunning- bom of 2121 Lawton St., had damage about its right rear fender and a station wagon going north was damaged on the right front fender. The station wagon was driven by M. A. Vanausdol! of 426 Jefferson Ave. The Cunningham car was making a left turn into Mather street, the report showed. VBS Will Open Monday "The Bible" will be the general theme of the Elm Street Vacation Bible School, which will open Monday at 9 a.m., with Mrs. C. Emmett Spate as superintendent. Department themes are listed as follows: "Shepherds of the Bible," primary class; "This Is the Way," juniors; "I Use My Bible," Junior High. The morning sessions will end at 11:30 and the closing exercises of the j school will be held at 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 16. Friday at noon the VBS pupils will have a picnic. All children of the community are invited to attend the school and participate in the worship, teaching of recreation, creative art, service sharing. PWO Picnic At Hamer Farm Approximately 30 persons including children were present Thursday at the I. C. Hamer farm, Brighton, for the annual PWO picnic and potluck dinner. Mrs. Hamer %vas hostess to the group. ' MOLB Takes In New Member Mrs. Christina Settles was ad-1 mitted to membership of the Military Order of Lady Bugs, meeting Thursday evening, at Veterans Memorial Center. Plans were completed for an excursion for the MOLB and their friends who wish to attend, on the Steamer Admiral, Aug. 19. The group made a donation to the playing card fund, which is used to purchase playing cards for patients in veteran's hospitals throughout the state of Illinois; and to a wreath fund, the latter used to purchase a wreath to be placed on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D. C., on Veterans Day in November, given by the Illinois MOLBs. It was announced that a school ot instruction would be held at St. Nicholas Hotel, Springfield. Sept. 30. The next meeting will be Sept. 6. a potluck at 6:30 p.m. and a white elephant exchange. For details and information on the potluck, members are asked to call Mi's. Joseph Borders, 2-2244. Simple economic justice demands a readjustment of the income tax to provide a "realistic scale of exemptions (or individuals" and to "a list the inequities of the 1954 tax bill." Richard Stengel, Democratic candidate for U.S. senator, told Alton-Granite City-Wood River rallies Thursday. His Alton speech was at Labor Hall, Union street and Central avenue, at a labor "coffee hour." Thursday night. He advocated an increase of $100 in Individual exemptions. "The 1934 tax bill was riddled with inequities," Stengel told his audiences. "It provided over a billion dollars of tax relief anc exactly 72 per cent of this went to the big corporations and wealthy taxpayers. The working people got a few crumbs. "In fact people in the lowest in come tax brackets often paid more proportionately of their small in comes in taxes after the bill wa passed, because at the same timi they cut the income taxes the> raised social security taxes whicl are applied only to the first $4,20( of income. "Some results of this bill are now apparent. Last year corpoi at ion income after taxes increa: ed 28 per cent; General Motor made $1.2 billion which is jus about what the fanners lost. Th big companies got richer. But lit tie companies got poorer. Ther were almost 11,000 small busines failures, the second highest in hi: tory. "For a while they can continu the takeaway-giveaway game, tak ing it from the public interest an giving to the special interest a this bill did. But eventually th public interest resources run dry State Police School [Graduates Class of 40 SPRINGFIELD. 111. (Special)— Exercises were held today for 40 ncn graduating from the State 'olice Training Academy. Fifteen men in the class will bo ssigned to immediate duty with lie force. Addition of these will •ring the State Police to the full (implement of 600 men required by an act of the General Assembly here's no more to take away and hen there's a depression because sales, production, employment and eventually profits dry up. "An increase of $100 in the individual income tax exemption vould he sould economic justice. When that is proposed the Admin- stration says it is 'fiscal irre ?ponsibiiily'. "But in their opinion it is not -iscal irresponsibility to hand out billions to those who least need !ax relief." last year. The remaining 25 will be placed on a waiting list and will be offered duty as soon us they are needed. Graduates going on immediate. duty include: Richard Thompson, 710 Osborr. Drive, Collinsville, District 13 iDu- Quoin). On the waiting list is Roy A. Schmidt, 221 Rice St., Carlinville. 10 Oullwanls Start For St. Louis Today NEW ORLEANS i,B-Ten outboard motor boats lake off today for St. L o u i s in the first race sponsored by the Mississippi Marathon Racing Assn. The association says the race will serve ns a proving ground for testing outboard motors, equipment and fuel. Among official check points for service stops are Cairo and St. Genevieve, Mo. Service* at 2 P.M. Dr. Hunt To Speak At Piasa Church Centennial SHIPMAN — Dr. Oovg« G.| Hunt. Burlington, la. First Methodist pastor, will speak at Sunday's celebration nf thr> Mt. Pleasant Church's centennial Sunday. Thr onlobration services arc scheduled for 2 p.m. (DST). Dr. Hunt will speak on "A More Glorious Church." Dr. Hunt is ''«» son of Mr. and Mrs. Wyndham Hunt of Pinsa, and grew up in that community. Other services during the day are: Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m., a basket, dinner in the annex at noon. 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Yet, with all of its quality- crafted luxury. Decor is priced for the budget-minded. Why not come in today... see how this exciting new look in modern will fit into your decorating plans. look Bed, Double SAAA&0 Dresser, Mirror and Chest TERMS: Pay $25 Down and $4.00 Per Week i V ^a.AX^" GODFREY — Various highway signs in Godfrey including those aimed at regulating school traffic, will be erected within the next month, state and county highway officials have -aid. Special Deputy John White and Orville Brawn of Godfrey exacted the promise of the signs in a visit Thursday at the state highway district headquarters at French Village and with county highway officials at Edwardsville. Signs will be posted on Humbert road. Alby road, and Highways 67 and 100. They wul include markers indicating no passing of school buses .which are loading or discharging students, state "no dumping" signs with the reminder that there is a $50 fine on conviction, and warning of slower speed because of school proximity. A huge sign .was erected on Highway 67 In Godfrey Thursday which is one of the courtesy markers issued by the state welcoming mo torists to Illinois. It is in green and white and bears the name of Gov. William G. Stratum. The no-passing-of-school-bus signs will be posted on Highways 100 and 67, a "slow school" sign will be posted on Highway 100 near Summerfield School and "no dumping" markers will be erected on Alby road, Humbert and Highways 100 and 67. Signs on the state highways are being supplied by the state highway department and those on Humbert and Alby by the county department. Both agencies promised they would be erected before school opening. 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