Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 8, 1956 · Page 9
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 9

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, August 8, 1956
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1936 Awards Coal Contract* Unit 8 Board Adopts Tax Levy of $198,500 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE NINK BETHALTO. — Unit 8 Board of Education passed its annual tax levy totalling $198,500 and awarded bids for ronl and furl oil for thp coming year, Monday night. The Board levied $165,000 for educational pnrposos, $30,000 for operation and maintennnrp of buildings, exclusive of bonds and Interest, and $3,500 for (lip school district's cont.ribulion 1o Ilic llli- .nois Municipal Retirement Fund, for non-teaching employes, A low coal bid of Sifi.n") lor Civic Memorial High School and the Bethalto Grade School and J6.65 n ton for the Cottage Hills Grade School was n warded to Leonard Ice and Fuel Co.. Bethalto. The only other bid was from Truman Wahl, Forrest. Homes, at $7.35 and $7.90 a Ion, respectively, to the same schools. Fuel oil bids were submitted Betljalto Fire Calls For Year 32 BKT1IALTO. The Bfthalto Volunteer Fire Department an- swnred .''.2 fire calls for the year's ! period, .Tunn 1, 1955 to .Tune 1, Girl Catches Foot in Spokes Of Bicycle FORREST HOMES. — Kathy Williams. 2-year-old daughter of Mr. am 1 Mrs. Leslie H. Williams, Fourth street, Forrest Homes, was released from Wood River Townshiri Hospital after emerg- p.m. and eney treatment at 1:10 Monday, for lacerations bruises of the right foot. Kathy injured her foot when it was caught in the spokes of a bicycle on which her father was riding her earlier Monday. According to Mrs., Williams, the 1956, accordnig to a report made' 00 ''*' w '" n °t be able to walk on Monday by Chief Leonard Ad-! " )p f° ot f° r about two weeks, kisson. Tn-lown rails for the period n ., \\-K rr, , mounted fo 15. and out-of-town B °> NV " O8e Heai l calls numbered 17. Breakdown e. i e. . i iv on the ..nils was: Fire runs, 16: ™<WP<K Started Dies grass fires, 8; emergency calls, MARSHAL, Tex. m - Bob 1; false alarms, .",. and assist Brayshaw, 3, whose heart stopped f,f. Ijc 1 i 1 • ! beating for eight minutes Monday Three ol the lire calls were to and had to be restarted with mas- The Board authorized Superintendent of Schools Wilbur H. Trimpe to share the business he-i tween the two companies. Stand-j ard placed a hid of 1.5 cents per! „. , gallon discount off the tank-wag, i"'" 2l ' 4 ° Pnts pPr pe ' :son - emergency calls were for heart | The boy's heart stopped in what attacks. , l doctors called a "one In a mil- The estimated total loss in the "on" cardiac arrest as a reaction » .. « | Vl1ln * p f B " (halto fnr 1hc> ' 1lle firPS $742 - lr> - to anasthesin during a tonsillec- lomy. When usunl treatments failed, on price, and All-wood bid at IP, ! cents per gallon. > RKTF1ALTO. — Forty-three In other busmes?. the gr,n\p. r> ' M ' snns attended a .surprise appointed President R, N. Bond i l)irlhfla - v P nH y lor "-.vear-old to act as its representative and I jMi( ' hael RIfIS ' i(l "f Whiting, Ind., head a panel discussion at the \ m lhp h ° 1Tle ' of Mr - anrl Mrs - Mlrhnel Elastic llonnmr i the bo - v ' s P hcst was °P ened and the heart massagod for about five minutes. He never regained consciousness, however. next Illinois Association of School! ^'' lson R^'sin, Boards meeting. Oct. 10, in Oan-i f '' |-i( ' 8 .V ite City. The board also allowed monthly bills of $43,770.29 and accepted trie resignations of teachers Mary Beth, have vacationed for the past week with the Rosins William Waters of Godfrey 70-Year Collection of Indian Relics Has Reached 10,000 Pieces; He Hasn't Quit Yet Charlean Garrison Noeth. and James A change in dimensions in the Henry Ford Museum at Dearborn, Mich., is being made to accommodate the huge Chesapeake and Ohio Steam locomotive recently presented. It is 11 feet. 2 inches wide, and 16 feet 5Vi inches high. Rl. 1, Bethalto, | and will visit other relatives in the area during this week. The Elastics were accompanied to the Bethalto area by David Rosin, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Rosin. Michael is the son ot Mrs. Harry Elastic, the former Kathryn Dettmers of Bethalto. Mrs. Bias- tic, Michael, and the boy's sister, Spectaculars 9. Groups Enter Two Parades at Bethalto Kuwait ichools. Will build U new BETHALTO.—Nine drill teams, bands and drum and bugle corps have agreed to appear in two parades during the 102nd Bethal- UNITED PROPANE CO. COTTAGE HILLS 4-5003 CARROLLTON 41 BE MODERN, USE PROPANE 500 OR 1000 GALLON $900 PER MONTH to Homecoming celebration, Sept. 1-3, accordnig to Charles 'Aghetta, corresponding secretary for the event. The two parades will be at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, and Monday, Sept. 3. Units to appear in Sunday's parade will be: The Alton American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps, Bussels Community High School Band, Southwestern High School Band, the Egyptianaires Dram and Bugle Corps from Wood River, the Piasa Indian Drill Team of small girls from Alton, and the Civic Memorial High School Band. Monday, the Columbia American Legion Drill Team, the Bell- ettes all-girl Drum and Bugle Corps from Belleville VFW Post 1739, the Black Knights Drum and Bugle Corps of Belleville, the Egyptianaires, the Piasa Drill Team and the Civic Memorial High School Ba,nd, will parade. The parade will take the following route after forming at Civic Memorial High School: Down W. Central to Prairie, south on Prairie to Roosevelt, from Roosevelt east to Park, and down Park to the American Legion Park. According to Aghetta, float entries are beginning to come in from businesses and organizations. Entries are open to everyone with no fee to be charged. l;y ELMUR BROZ Telegraph Staff Writer William Waters of Godfrey, who is known world wide as a collector of Indian relics, has not let the fact that he has entered his mid-30's dim his devotion to the hobby. "I'd stagn&te if I didn't pick up a collection piece every two or three days", the sprightly retired farmer says. Age has in some ways re-directed his activity but it has not changed the end result. As example, Waters no longer goes out into the field to "dig up" bis own stone age relics. He waits, .with assurance, In his large and historic home on Godfrey road for the finders to come to him. "I get pieces through the' mail and from farmers in this area who Find pieces while plowing," he said. "I'm always buying something." -That has been his credo for 70 years. He's ilways buying something. In the early days this was tempered with periods when he found something on his own. "I began collecting when I was fourteen. I used to plow our fields on the old Alton-Jerseyville road," he said, thinking back over the years. "My mother and I, too, used to go to Piasa Creek, which ran through our farm, and there I found my first piece of Indian relic." Can't Remeber First He couldn't recall what It was, but he would gamble that, as most kids, it was an Indian arrow head. From that common place his collection has grown to 10,000 pieces and is 1 among the largest in the nation. And it often has been called the most perfect in the country because he strives for pieces that are in prime condition. His collection of plumb bobs, for instance, is the tops in the United States. Plumb bobs are curious pieces of stone, usually about one half to three inches long, shaped somewhat like a carpenter's plumb. Nobody is certain to what use they were put by the people of the stone age but there have been several theories. They are always found near water. This leads some experts to infer that they were either an offering made by the Indians during periods of drought or that they were tied to a piece of rawhide and used to toss at and capture water low'l. Many of these have been found in this area, which was a prime hunting grounds for such relics. One of Waters' most valued pieces is that which was found on Indian Creek near Edwardsville in 1918. It is a birdstone. These were ornate pices, polished and wonderfully smooth, and used for headdress Highly Valued The cue found near Edwardsville was made from a marble type stone and Waters places a high value on it. It was one of the best bargains he ever got in a hobby that has all the ear marks of horse trading. Sometimes the collector gets it in the neck and sometimes this <s reversed. His Edsvardsville bird stone, for instance, was among a shoe box full of other relics. The f«f people from all over the world but comparatively few from this section of Illinois, Waters has no idea as yet, he what will happen to his FINAL SUMMER paper and magazine stories. It is hard to assey what he moans when he says rather wistfully that few people around home seem interested in his relics. He showed a large guest book that, hud 26 pages filled with * na t he nasnlf; signatures They bore the name 1 ; thought. Alcoa, Steelworkers Continue Wage Talks NEW YORK W—Renewed <:on- itract talks between the Aluminum given that a If he ever slowy down, he may put his mind to planning tor such an eventuality. But right now he is just getting into the swing of things after great collection. It is probnblel70 years of collecting. Co. of America and the United Steelworkers Union move into >» third day today with no comment yet from either side on possible progress. About 18,000 USW members walked out on strike at 12 Alcon plants a week ago when the old contract expired. The union reportedly seeks a three - yeur no - strike agreement similar to the new steel industry pact. Wages averaged $2.22 an hour before the strike. AT HUNT'S The Remainder of Our Summer Stock ioing at a Drastic Reducl HOLDING VALUABLE BIRDSTONE found on Indian Creek near Edwardsvillo is William Waters of Godfrey. This area is a gold mine for hunters of Indian relics. He has one of the largest collections in the nation and it has gained him world recognition.—Staff Photo. Over $3000 in Summer Merchandise From Our Washington, Mo., Store Plus our Own Summer Stock at Terrific Reductions for Immediate Clearance! 100 DRESSES STARTING THURSDAY AT 9 A. M. VALUES TO $17.98 Jiifit 25 SMN'IC Goats and Suits AND ALL WEATHER COATS SOLD TO $39.98 *io $3.98 Baby Dell Pijantt $3.98 Oolloi Half Sllpt $ 2 T.M.M. Ob«MllWl4 "LIFE" BRAS TEE SHIRTS !•$!.»• NATS SUMMER PURSES SUMMER SKIRTS $288 Values Te $|.9I To $8.98 Value* $3.88 SPORTSWEAR Slim Jims - Shorts Capri Pants - Pedal Pushers • White Duckt Voluts to $S.fl $288 ValuM to M.M . . S3.W ENTIRE STOCK CATALINA SWIM SUITS H OFF Regular Price MILLER'S Iiv«r Avtmws OPEN FRIDAY NIGHT TILL NINE Wood Rlvtr farmer sold the whole works for $12. It wasn't until later examination that Waters discovered that he had one of the finest bird stones of its type in any collection. The circumstances are just as often in the reverse. Finders of the relics have no idea of the varying value of the pieces they pick up. "They want as much for an old arrow head as they do for a rare plumb or bird stone," Waters says. He understands their feeling on the matter and tries in every way to respect it. Hoping that in the long run he will break even. He rarely sets a price on anything and always gives the seller a chance to ask his own price, which he almost always pays. The collection is carefully catalogued and exhibited in large cases in a south room of the Water's home, which is the original dwelling of Capt. Benjamin Godfrey, founder of Monticqllo College. Waters shows visitors around the room, talking in a soft voice, picking up a treasured piece here and there, fondly laying them down. He has been wholly absorbed by his hobby and the awe inj which he holds the people of the stone age is only one re-j flection of the knowledge he has acquired while collecting for almost three quarters of a century. Respects Red Man His respect for the stone age man because of their consummate skill in making do with what they had, transfers itself to the visitor as he talks. So many of the pieces have no relation to the seemingly warlike nature of the Indian. Many are mere baubles presented by the man or woman to loved ones. These peaceful pieces were made, Waters said, at gatherings much like today's sewing bee. The collection is not wholly of the American Indian. Waters SPECIAL LOT SUITS Broken Sizes, Values to $35.00 SALE SUMMER SLACKS SHORT SLEEVE SHIRTS Values to $10.95 Values to $5.95 SALE $50 2 buys pieces dug up from any country. He 'has some of them from New Zealand, South America and other places. It is possible to trace the travels of some of these nomadic people by the work that is found today. Waters has a piece of pottery found in Panama which bears the unmistakable imprint of a pipe found in Macoupin creek. The collector can infer from this that the Panamanians roamed this far north. In his time, Waters has had pass through his hands some 50,000 relics. As any collector, he is constantly swapping pieces with others. When a large collection is placed on sale, the collectors gather like happy %vomen at a bargain counter. One of the most notable of such sales was the million dollar collection of a Springfield man who lost his money in the 1929 crash. Waters got many of the most treasured pieces of this collection. Collection Brings Fame The retired farmer belongs to several archeological societies. He and his collection have been I the subject of a score of news-jj LONG SLEEVE SALE SUMMER SHIRTS $|95 Values to $5.00 Special Lot..JACKETS All Sizes, All Weights Special Lot..SHOES Values to $15.95 CANVAS SHOES SALE $795 Values to $$.95 SPECIAL ADVANCE SHOWING AND DISCOUNT SALE! TOPCOATS TBT 25% OH A. C. HUNT Co. 55 EAST FERGUSON AVE. WOOD RIVER, ILLINOIS PHONE 4-4514 P. N. HIRSCH & CO FINAL FURTHER MARKDOWNS ON ALL SUMMER MERCHANDISE! t toller CHiMflfMl Oil-fir*! Winter Air Conditioner 4 Popular BLANKET LAY-AWAY! 50c HOLDS ANY BLANKET 72" x 90" RAYON-NYLON-ORLON BLENDS Guaranteed A gains i Moth Damage. $f?. BEAUTIFUL PLAIDS "HOLIDAY" "TOMORROW" MEN'S SLACKS WHILE THEY LAST '3.00 '4.00 CLEARANCE: LARGE SELECTION WOMEN'S BLOUSES Reg. $1.99 '1.00 Keg. 92.99 '1.50 WOOD RIVER STORE ONLY... MEN'S SHORT SLEEVE SPORT SHIRTS Reg. 1.19 KeK. $1.98 Reg. $2.98 88c 1.00 '1,66 MEN'S DRESS STRAWS SHOE SALE! WOMEN'S PLAY SHOES AND DRESS FLATS R«g. 91.99 1.55 Reg. $2.99 '2.35 $1-49 Keg. $1.98 SOc '1.00 MEN'S STRAW CAPS . . MEN'S KNIT POLO SHIRTS Reg. 93.98 .50 Keg. 98u Reg. 98c 33e 77c 2 SALE GROUPS WOMEN'S DRESSES MEN'S SWIM TRUNKS Reg. *2.98 '1.50 Keg. $1.98 1.00 Values to $3.99 '3.00 Value* to $8.99 '4.00 Men's Knit Polo Shirts, Reg. $1.98, $1.00 Boys' Short Sleeve Sport Shirts . 88e Streamlined, compact. White or Mueller green finish. • Quiet blower. • Installed quickly, at low cost. C«H far <«••• h««M*f DIAL 4-4384 PLUMBING • HEATIN8 Serving the Area for Over •11 Year*! 836 Main East Altou FIRST QUALITY NYLON HOSIERY FULL 1 ASHIONKD — NATIONALLY ADVERTISED "MAGIC TOUCH" NYLONS! 89c VALUES ONLY 58c BOYS' CORD PANTS Vi.t»8 BOYS' SWIM TRUNKS He*. 98o Keif,* 49c 99c Both Stores Are Air Conditioned WILSHIRE VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER O|>eii Monday—Thursday—Friday Till 9 P. M. EAST ALTON Park Free on the WUshire Lot NOW! P. N. HIRSCH Often You a New REVOLVING CREDIT PLAN! 48 EAST FERGUSON Open Friday Until 8 V. M, Downtown - WOOD RIVER Free Parking at itotur of Ktore

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