Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 6, 1956 · Page 3
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, August 6, 1956
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MONDAY, AUGUST 6, ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE THREE 'On Right JVole' Summer Band Classes in Betltalto Schools to End BETHALTO ~ Summertime end on the "right note" Friday for 43 grade school students enrolled in the Unit 8 School District's summer band program. These boys and girls will have completed a beginning basic course in band instruments under the direction of Ernest Opp, Unit 8 music director. The program, in its second year, has met throughout the summer in the Civic Memorial High School band room and at the Collage Hills Grade School. The past Friday saw the first meeting oE the students as a group, the individual instruments having met separately before.- And the aspiring young musicians for the first time as a "band" ran through exercises such as "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" and heard for the first time the results of their summer-long hours of practicing and rehearsing. At 9 a.m. Friday, the group will meet for the lasi time this summer at Civic Memorial for a demonstration performance, to which all parents are invited. FALSE TEETH That Loosen Need Not Embarrass Many wearers of falne teeth have •uttered real embarrassment because their plate dropped, slipped or wobbled «t .Hist the wrong time. Do not live In fear of this happening to you. Just sprinkle ft little FASTEETH, the alkaline (non-acid) powder, on your plates. Hold false teeth more firmly, •o they foel more comfortable. Doe« not sour. Checks "plate odor" (denture breath). Get FASTEETH »t »DJ drug counter. The summer program te a "deciding period." according to Opp. Those who dec'le to continue will be placed ir a special band class nt. the Bethalto Grade School in the fall. For the summer program, the children have rented their respective instruments, but after the decision to continue is made, they must purchase their own. Instruments taught during the summer were: flute, saxophone, trombone and clarinet. From these basic instruments the predominantly sixth-graders wil! voluntarily change or be changed by Opp to heavier band instruments, as the need or individual situation may dictate. Classes for advanced band students have also been held during the summer on Tuesday anc Thursday mornings and on Tuesday evenings at Civic Memorial This group will meet in specia rehearsals Tuesday and Thurs day mornings of this week in preparation for their appearance at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield the evening of Aug 15. A concert has also been planned Aug. 14 for the local com munity, at a plate to be namec Isler, according to Opp. Rounding out the summer program is the baton twirling clas of Norma Jean Helwig, which will meet for the last time Aug 13. Freeze maraschino cherries in ice cubes; "Use for lemonade Add a mint leaf to each cherry if you like. FASTEST COLOR FILM PROCESSING Movie Films, Slides, and Pictures IN THIS AREA gent DIRECT to Eastman Kodak DAILY BRING YOL7H FILM TO FOSTER'S DRUG STORE 280 E. BROADWAY DIAL 2-2832 Open Every Nit* TU li Delegates From White Hall At Legioji Conclave WHITE HALL-— Mr. and Mrs. Max Deavers spent Wednesday until Sunday in Beryn, III., with his daughter, Mrs. Deavers, attending the Departmept of Illinois Amer- can Legion Convention at the Palmer House in Chicago. Mrs. Deavers is the newly elected president of the White Hall Legion Auxiliary Post No. 70 and was sent as a delegate. WHITE HALL —Miss Ruth A. Hitch of White Hall and Mrs. Ada Aderton of Hardin, attended the 31st Annual Illinois Departmental Marche of the 8 and 40, American Legion Auxiliary, held at the Palmer House in Chicago during the week. Mrs. Aderton was partnership chairman for Area 4 during the past year and Miss Hitch served on the rules committee at the Marche. Both attended the Passe Chapeau brunch on Aug. 1. and the ban- -quel and frolic July 31, in the Red Lacquer Room of the Palmer House. They were sent as delegates from the Greene-Calhoun County Salon No. 603 of the 8 and •10. Honored On Birthday WHITE HALL —Mr. and Mrs. Lee DeShasier and Lynn Guis spent the weekend in Paxton, visiting the DeShasiers' children, Mr. and Mrs. Edward DeShasier, Mr. and Mrs. James DeShasier, and Mr. and Mrs. James Branson. Sunday a basket dinner honored Mrs. Lee DeShasier, w' ose birthday occurred during the past week. White Hall Notes WHITE HALL — Mrs. John Strang underwent major surgery at Our Saviour's Hospital during the week. Cadet Howard Piper returned home Saturday after six weeks of training with the ROTC at Fort Lee, Va. Howard, son of Mr., and Mrs. Francis B. Piper, is attending the University of Illinois dur- j ing the winter months. Dr. and Mrs. R. W. Piper and Dr. and Mrs. Hal Nevius returned I Saturday from a week's vacation trip to Michigan points. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Smith returned over the weekend from a vacation trip to Colorado and western points. Comparison Modern Machines Bring Revolution in Haymaking By 1/F.E C'alhonn County Correspondent HARDIN—Retired farmers ard older farm workers marvel these days at the ease by which a hay crop may be harvested and stored. A power mower cuts Keep simple syrup (made from equal parts of sugar and water) on hand in the refrigerator to use to sw'eeten fruit drinks, iced coffee and tea. 1956 Homysuckl* dress 'festival sale feature* new Dan River Wrinkl-Shed® cotton down several acres per hour, the side delivery rake windrows it loosely, and the one-man baler comes along and automatically ties it into bales. About the only hard work in the process is the hauling of the bales*and storing in the barn. Many farmers have elevators to carry the bales into the loft. Only occasionally does a farmer haul loose hay on a wagon and store it in the haymow The wielding of a pitchfork is almost a lost art and such a tool may be a museum piece before too long. It is just too much trouble tor a short-handed farmer to store and feed loose hay to a lot full of cattle. How different was the picture 40 or 50 years ago. It took at least five men and a growing boy or two to handle hay crops then. Most of it was stored loose in the hayloft or was stacked in the field. Any baling was handled by a horsepower baler which could tie up about 10 tons a day. Baling also took a lot of men. Two of them pitched the hay from the stack to a table where the feeder pushed it into the hopper while the plunger pressed it into the bale. A boy on one side pushed the wires through at the headblock and another tied the wires at the other side. One man dragged tile bales and stacked them, while a couple more hauled them into the barn by wagon. There were two and three stroke horse-power balers. This meant that the 1 plunger made either two or three strokes while a team was making one round with the sweep. Sometimes it was necessary for a small boy to follow the team and whip them up, for it was a job that would make a lazy horse out of the most spirited one. For the horses, it was a task of walking all day and going nowhere. Heat and dust were aggravating sidelines to such a job of baling. The writer does not look back on the old days of haymaking with any degree of pleasure. He started young by driving a haywagon and building loads of hay on it, while still too small to do much work with a pitchfork. As a boy of 16, he hired out to a farmer for the duration of the haying season. Having to take the place of a man, he really went all out. The farmer taught him to stack hay in the field, and every day reiterated the fact that he could not have found a man in the neighborhood who could have made a better hand. But when payday came, the farmer tried to settle at boy's wages which were half those, of the man. A hot argument ensued with the farmer being reminded of all the praise he had bestowed during the haying season. At last he reluctantly paid off at a man's wage, which was the princely sum of $1.50 per day. Learning to stack hay at an early age made a boy a standout, but it had its bad side. It automatically made the writer a hay- stacker from then on. And such a job is no sinecure. The worst thing it did was the effect on the legs. Walking on loose hay and placing heavy loads around the_ stack with a fork made a fellow feel like an old man long before late quitting time came. But there was a sense of pride and accomplishment in putting up a well balanced stack of hay. Long stacks were called "ricks." They were generally built on 10 x 20 feet bottoms. A good stacker would keep building a bulge until, when it was time to start "drawing in" the rick would probably bulge to a 16 x 30 feet sife and would rock with a beautiful balance. When the proper topjwas narrowed to a peak, the stack would probably contain 10 or 12Uons of bay, and loss by weathering would amount to very little. But the tops in the field stacking of hay came many years ago when the field derricks that operated or cables reached this section of the country. Then the hay could be lifted in such quantities that two men could work on a huge stack and four times as much could he handled as men could pilch with forks. But, as was stated before, there is no regret from anyone at the passing of the old days of haymak ing. In fact about the only refer ence made to the job by the older fellows around here is that they were born 50 years too soon. Hnrdin Notes HARDIN—Mr. and Mrs. William Kinder and son, Hugh, were in town Saturday. Hugh returned from the hospital a few days ago after he had suffered the loss of his right arm in an accident while mowing hay. He says he is feeling well and is already becoming adept at using his left hand. Charles Watts of Hamburg visited in Hardin Saturday morning. He said he was lucky in getting his hay into the barn during good weather. In spite of a half-inch rain during two midweek showers, some crops were wilting in the hot sun of Friday and Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Campbell visited the William Plummers in Alton Friday afternoon and evening. Bruce Presley is rebuilding his home on Pulliam Street and adding a couple of rooms. Piasa Baptist WMV Marks 10th Anniversary *.• SHIPMAN - The Piasa W-M.- U. celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Friday evening with 1!) members and one guest present. Miss Hazel Perrine, president, read a short history of the so- Medora Baptists Elect Officers MKDORA — Church and Sunday school officers were elected a I. the Baptist Church Friday evening at j the annual business meeting for the coming year. Church officers elected are: Mrs. Borlhn Rhoads clerk; Mrs. Charles Strtmk, assistant clerk; Mrs. Ralph Lewis, financial secre- perintendent; Mrs. Don Williams |f «J!.. and Mrs. Harold Tucker, cradle | IlctrUlIl roll superintemleni; Mrs, Charles Strunk. superintendent of basement classes; Mrs. Truman Row- ker. assistant: Miss Virginia (lor- ciety. The group was organized tary: Mrs. II. K. Shields, treasiir ham. pianist: Miss CharloUe Kahl, assistant. Messengers named for the an- 0 years ago at the Myron Snel-j cr; ClUtorri Lnism. organist; Airs. on home with 17 members. The iresent membership is 35. Three charter members sent greetings which were read from Mrs. Myron Shelton, Seymour; Mrs. Irene Friedline, Bunker Hill: and Mrs. Lizzie Lyles of Chesterfield. Mrs. Carl Young pinned flow- prs on all members present af- er which an original skit on W.M.U.. written by Mrs. Ronald Breitwiser, was given by Mrs. Sid Reno, Mrs. Ella Gwillim. Mrs. Ruth Moore, Mrs. Helena Talley, and Mrs. Breitwiser. New officers for the coming Don Williams, assistant: Mrs. Paul Gorham, pianist; Mrs. Harold Tucker, assistant; Arthur Gwillim, 4-year, and Ralph Lewis, 3-year. trustees; Mrs. Nancy Williams, Miss Virginia Gorham and David Kricker, music committee. Sunday school officers named are: Walter Mercer, superintendent; Gilbert Hart, assistant; Mrs. Robert Cooper, secretary; Mrs. Elsie McCrellis, asistant; Mrs, Harold Tucker, pianist; Mrs. Robert Golike, assistant: Mrs. Martha Fricker, extension department su- evening. H I 3U So of lU( no sc tu sp m Tn u c -vt nual mneting of Maroupin Baptist Association to ho hrld with the Modesto church the latter part of August are: Mrs. Ward Spencer, Mrs. Truman Bowker, Mrs. Agnes Chism and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Strunk and Robert Golike, alternates. Helping Hand Society to Mod MEDORA— The Helping Hand year were named as follows: Miss Hazel Perrine, president; Mrs. Harvey Winson, vice president; Mrs. Helena Talley, secre- ary and treasurer; Mrs. Her-^ )ert Moore Sr., community missions; Mrs. Lindley Steere, mission study; and Mrs. Frank iwillim, publicity. A decorated cake with 10 candles was baked by Mrs. Sid Reno. Other refreshments were served by Miss Hazel Perrine, Mrs. Bertha Craig, Mrs. Frank Jwillim and Mrs. Ronald Breitwiser. Harmony Church Hayride SHIPMAN — The Young people of the Harmony Baptist Church sponsored a hay ride Friday evening. The 30 guests rode to the John Edwards home. Recreation and a wiener roast near the church followed the return trip. Attend Opera SHIPMAN — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schaeffer and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Baiter joined the Ma- Bethaltoan Gets Probation After Children'sCharge MEADOWBROOK—T. R. Beeman of 411 Mill St., Bethalto, entered a plea of guilty for drunken and disorderly charges toward two conduct Bethalto children before Justice of the Peace George Miles Saturday morning. Beeman, a middleaged man, was arrested the afternoon of July 21 by Bethalto police officer Ed Plegge after the parents of a seven-year old girl and a nine- year old boy had signed a complaint against him. The offense against the children was said to have been committed the same day, July 21, in the BethaJJo American Legion Park, where the two children were playing. Beeman was sentenced to a year and a day's probation and placed under a cash bond. America's largest Silling TOILET TANK BALL Noisy running tolUis can wait* over 1000 gallons of water a day. Th» •Mazing patented Water Maitar tank ball Instantly stops the Dow of water after oadi flushing. 75e AT HAKDWAU STORK a. Cummerbund captures her waiit... ana heart! Choose brown with aqua trim or blue with cinnamon trim. b. Navy and green with mint green bodice or brown and blue with ice blue bodice, gives two-piece effect. C. Here again at its fashionable best . . . black cummerbund with red or green. Glitter buttons for accent! Slimming combination of the empire and long torso lines. Giddy gay plaids softened by large white linen collar. Just Say, "Charge It" on S*an Revolvinc Ctuwge, • Month* to Pay . . . Small Service Charge SEARS ALTON STOKE HOURS Mon. * Frl. 0 to 8 Other Day* It to 8 REPAIR& REMODEL - NOW! -- Home Improvement Loans a Specialty Here! First National Bank & TRUST COMPANY in Alton Third and Belle Streets • Alton, Illinois MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION The group Httended a performance of "Kiss Me Kate" at the Municipal Opera. Cumrntinlty Club Sleets SHIPMAN — The Harmony Community Club met Friday afternoon at the Community center building with 17 members present. Papers on current topics were read by Mrs. William Shelton, Mrs. Harry Brown, Miss Ethel Doughty, Mrs. Joseph Mutzbaur, and Mrs. Irene Randolph. Prizes were awarded for games, ' of the Baptist Church of Mrs Bess Carter. The women will quilt. A pot- dinner will be served at A business meeting is scheduled in the' afternoon. Medora Notes MEDORA-- Milford Elliott returned to Chicago Friday after spending several days with his mother, Mrs. Masa Elliott. Mrs. Eunice Franke went to Jacksonville Friday evening to •visit—her-sister, Mrs. Elsie Buchanon.. Mrs. Gertrude Gwillim wen to Brighton Saturday to spend the weekend at the home of her son, H. J. Jones, Sunday being her birthday. Mrs. Naomi Wiegand returned to Wood River Sunday after visiting with her mother, Mrs. Edith Goodwin, since Thursday. Robert E. Moore, Groton, Conn., and son-in-law of New London, Conn., and Clarence Moore, Littleton, visited Friday Being Patched HARDTN -- The patching of Hardin's streets hast been underway for several days. This is n yearly job. as there is so much heavy hauling through town that the streets cannot hold up, especially in wet weather. Out Cnme Cannon-Bull While taking down a six-foot ledge at Par, in Cornwall, » farmer dislodged a well • pre- erved cannon-ball, the other day. It weighed six pounds and is thought to be a relic of the battle fought on the high ground at nearby Tywardreath during the British Civil War (1642-48). READ TELEGRAPH WANT AD* These Men Can Bring You Better Hearing Roy L Delhi 8on*tni» G*nialt**l and refreshments were served with Mrs. Rolla Wayman. by Mrs. Paul Cox, Mrs. Rose Maness and Mrs. Earl Shelton. New Homes SHIPMAN — The Lincoln Cameron family has moved to its newly constructed country home. 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