Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 20, 1956 · Page 6
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 6

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, August 20, 1956
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PAGE SIX ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1956 Knotty Problem Appointment of Wood River Hospital Director Impending \TOOD RIVER.—With the five- year term of Clarence H. Decker of Rosewood Heights as a director of Wood River Township Hospital about to expire. County Judge Michael M. Kinney is wrestling with the knotty problem of naming an individual to a five-year term as director on or before the first Monday in September. Like all other appointments which are assigned to the county judge by statute, this one is something of a bug-a-boo, Kinney ; admitted last week. The situation is complicated somewhat by the interjection of a Citizen's Committee which was formed early this year to investigate affairs at the hos- r pital. The steering committee of this larger citizen's body, which claims a total following of 4,500 township residents, has asked the judge to appoint an , individual of their selection to the hospital board. Upon receiving this request, the judge said last week, he informed Lacey Randolph, chairman of the steering committee, that he would certainly entertain the suggestion and advised Randolph to submit the names of persons acceptable to the steering committee to the hospital advisory board which was set up several years ago following an investigation of the hospital under auspices of Wood River Township Chamber of Commerce. At that time the investigating committee suggested that an advisory board be formed to establish a more intimate contact between the hospital and the community at large and that the advisory board, among other things, submit to the county judge a list of persons recommended for appointment to the hospital directorate. Since that time, Kinney said, he has followed this plan in principle, "although, of course, I cannot shirk the responsibility of making the appointment,'.' he added. In the past, he said, recommendations made by the advisory board turned out to be acceptable to him, so the appointments were made. "I feel I should follow the same procedure in this case," Kinney said. He said, however, that whoever is appointed will be named as an individual and not as a representative of any group or {action. ''Naturally, I am willing to entertain the suggestion that any qualified person be appointed to the board, but I can't appoint a representative of any faction, as such," Kinney said. "To appoint an individual to act as the specific representative of one group, organization or faction would be to foster demands that other groups be treated likewise," Kinney said. ' Shell Workers Picnic WOOD RIVER .—' Employes of the Stores Department of Shell Oil Co. held their annual picnic at Lindendale Park in Highland Saturday from afternoon and eve ning. Sixty two 'adults and 40 children attended. Chairman of the picnic was Fred Gomes who was assisted by Miss Barbara Schelle and Bob Light. Highlighting the picnic was swimming for all in the park pool and contests for the children. Home From Vacation WOOD RIVER — Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Schmidt and sons, Terry and Randy, of Sixth and Maurice streets have returned to their home after spending a week at Pelican Rapids, Minn They were joined there by Mr and Mrs. Paul Guth and sons Greg and Mark, of Champaign former local residents. The Schmidt's daughter, Carla Jane, was a guest of her grandpar ents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harris of 436 Lorena Ave., during her parents absence. Home From Vocation WOOD RIVER — Dr. and Mrs J .E. Mahoney, 714 Wood River Ave., have returned here after a three weeks vacation at Otsego Lake in Gaylord, Mioh. Visitors at their lake cottage, during their stay were their two sons and families, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Mahoney Jr., of Notre Dame, Ind., and Dr. and Mrs. John A. Mahoney. Hood-River Notes WOOD RIVER. - Mrs. Emma Rueter of Springfield visited from Friday to Sunday evening at the home of her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Fuchs of 904 Penning Ave. 'Peeping Tom 9 Fined.! Released To His Parents WOOD RIVER — A 13-year-old "Peeping Tom" was finr>d by Police Magistrate Lancaster Saturday night, thon released to custody of his parents, who confided to po- lico that their six-foot-two son. who weighs 173 pounds, had developec into such a "problem" that they were apprehensive lest he be seriously injured by some irrate householder. The boy was taken in custody by Wood River police after he had been captured by Hugh Major, Jr., of 117 Conley St., after a neighborhood chase. The police report indicated lRan^"Peeping Tom" | a: had been a source of some irritation and concern along Conley and State streets for some months. Saturday night, police said, one resident spied the figure of a man peering in a neighbor's window and notified the neighbor by telephone. This set off the chase which resulted in apprehension of the youth. Parents of the youth said they had assumed the boy was in bed inasmuch as he had, a short time before, withdrawn from living quarters of his home with that been involved in a similar episode avowed intention. They said he had on another occasion and had been examined by a psychiatrist because of his inability to get along at school. 10 Treated At Twp. Hospital OverWeekend WOOD RIVER. — Nine persons with minor injuries and a 62-year-old man with a broken leg were among the patients treated in the emergency room at Wood River Township Hospital Saturday and Sunday, then released. Seven auto accident victims were also treated there over the weekend. Details of the mishaps are covered hi other stories in this edition of the paper. John Parison, 62, an employe of the International Shoe Co., fell down the steps at his home, fracturing his right leg. A cast was applied before he was released from the hospital. Sandra D. Hamlett, 11, daughter of Mrs. Esther Hamlett of Rt. 1, Bethalto, reported for X-ray of the left arm injured in a fall at her home. Roger Kevan Copeland of South Roxana, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde C. Copeland, stepped on a nail and Karen Sue Martin, 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Martin of 109 E. Cherry St., Hartford, received a puncture wound of the left foot when she stepped on a pin on the highway in front of her home. Six sutures were required to close a head laceration suffered by Larry Thomas, 14, of 247 Elm St., Roxana, when he struck his head on a ladder at the Roxana swimming pool. George G. Gwaltney of 225 Ohio Ave., East Alton, an em ploye of the Dog and Suds drive in in East Alton, was treated for a thumb laceration incurred when he caught it in a meat slicer; Samuel Maronie, of 8 South Main St., Wood River, fell out of a crib at his home, injuring his nose; Robert Goodwin of Wood River fell down steps at home, injuring his right knee Mrs. Olga Reithman of 141 S Ninth St., Wood River, stepped in a hole in the yard at her home and reported to the hospital for treatment of her right ankle. Visits Parents Here WOOD RIVER — Mr. and Mrs Jack D. Lashley of Urbana, 111. were houseguests the past week of Lashley's parents, Mr. and Mrs William C. Lashley of 29 S. Ninth St. Lashley has completed a sum mer course at University of Illinois and will return to the university as a junior in September. He is maj oring in electrical engineering. RAVS to Have Picnic WOOD RIVER — Members of the Rosewood African Violet So ciety will have a noon potluck pic nie at the home of Mrs. Harrison March, 2504 Hardy St., Alton Wednesday. RECALLS 1915 SERIES. Harold B. Raines, clerk in Wood River Police Ifeaduarters, who played with a Godfrey baseball team when that aggregation won three out of a five-game series with Wood River in 1915. Raines recalls numerous former local ballplayers of rea-wide^-fame and some who became big leaguers.— Staff Photo. Populaltion Noiv 11,000 Wood River Council To Get New Census Figures Tonight WOOD RIVER — Wood River's official population is expect- 'd to be boosted from 10,250 to 1,000 at a meeting of the City !ouncil at City Hall tonight. At hat time the council will revive from City Manager Harbaugh the results of a special census taken in areas recently annexed to the city. The count was made for the mrpose of qualifying for addi- ional motor fuel tax refunds ivhich are handed over to municipalities on the basis of pup- ulation. The census was made by volunteers. In the volunteer group vere: L. B. Ringring, William Vogan, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hubbard, Marie Fulp, Mrs. Dale ieitzinger, Mrs. Grace Foster, VIrs. Eloise Cota, Mrs. Eva Hal- oran, Mrs. Floyd Hartshorn, ohn Scott, Russell Reed and VIrs. Hugh Worthen. In addition to receiving the census figures and certifying hern to Illinois Division of Highways, the Council is expected to discuss at length the question of asking new bids on bonds which are to be sold to finance a swimming pool revamping program and the construction of a new library building. Last week bids for the $140,000 swimming pool. issue and the $210,000 library building issue were rejected because of the high interest rates demanded. Several recommendations of the City Planning Commission also are expected to come up for discussion. Wood River Woman Home From Convention WOOD RIVER — Mrs. Emmet Howard, past regent of Bi- ihip O'Connor Circle of Daughters of Isabella and current state treasurer, returned home Sunday after spending a week at the national convention of Daughters of Isabella which convened at Hotel Statler, Detroit, Mich. The local delegate was chairman of the Illinois state dinner attended by 91 delegates at the Detroit-Leland Hotel Thursday evening. Before returning to Wood River she accompanied the Missouri delegation on a post convention boat excursion to Niagara Falls. The Illinois state regent, Mrs Marie Heyer of Breese, was elect ed to the post of National director during the convention, Mrs, Howard said. Two Wood River Women Honored At Mooseheart WOOD RIVER — Two past senior regents of the local Women of the Moose were awarded Jie college of regents degree in ceremonies at Mooseheart Sunday. Those receiving the highest degree of the order were Mrs. Wilson Odle of East Alton and Mrs, Roy Carson of Roxana. ManChargedWith Molesting Minor Held For Jury WOOD RIVER — Wayne A. Beckerdite, 34, of 411 Wood River Ave., waived preliminary hearing and was bound over to action of the Circuit Court grand jury by Police Magistrate Lancaster Saturday after he had been charged with taking indecent liberties with a minor. Bail bond was set at $10,000 and Beckerdite, who is married and has three children, was taken to county jail at Edward sville. The single complaint, signed by a Wood River father of a girl, 10, was based on statements made to Assistant State's Attorney Malcolm Durr at Alton Saturday in the presence vf Wood River Police Sgt. James, Buckner and other witnesses. The statements were made by two young Wood River girls. Beckerdite was taken in custody by Wood River Police early Friday morning. YouthCenterTo Reopen Tuesday At Wood River WOOD RIVER — Jiveland, Wood River youth center at Central Park, will re-open at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday after being closed for two weeks while the floor was being refmished, Leroy Emerick,' recreation director, said this morning. A dance is scheduled for Tuesday night, Aug. 28, at the center, Emerick said. Fred Jenkins IU WOOD RIVER — Because of the illness of Fred Jenkins of 85 E. Lorena Ave., his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dempsey of Millington, Mich., his brother, Carol Jenkins of Sturgis, Ky., and Mrs. Vealie Brizentine of Herrin, 111., are at the Jenkins home. Jenkins is a patient at St. Joseph's Hospital, Alton. Read Telegraph Want Ads Daily Two In Hospital Five Persons Injured In Auto Crash At 'Islands' EAST ALTON — Two of live persons injured in an automobile crash at the "islnnds" intersection at the western limits of "East Alton were hospitalized at 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Patients at St. Joseph's Hospital, Alton, are Mrs. Thomas U. Scott. 29, of 42 Sullivan Dr., Alton, and Mrs. Elizabeth A. Slay, 73, of 2302 State St., Granite City. Mrs. Scott received head and back injuries and was admitted to the hospital for observation and Mrs. Slay, a passenger in the vehicle in which Mrs. Slay was riding, received neck and back injuries and was admitted to the hospital for treatment. Treated at the hospital, then dismissed, East Alton Police Chief Riggins said, were Mrs. Jessie Baker, 39, of Waldron, Ind., driver of one of the vehicles involved In the crash; Thomas U. Scott, 26, of 42 Sullivan Dr., Alton, driver of the other vehicle; and Mrs. Lorraine B. Ellison, 22, of 4 W. 9th St., Alton, a passenger in the Scott car, Riggins said. The accident occurred when one of the vehicles, after descending Milton Hill, drove out into the main stream of traffic at the island intersection. In a confusion of vehicles which followed the crash, Riggins said, cars driven by William L. Scroggins, 24, of 523 E. Seventh St., Alton, and Loren E. Mize of Belleville, collided but nobody was injured. Two Hurt In Tavern Fight At Wood River WOOD RIVER — A 19-year- old White Hall youth and a 21- year-old Altonian were injured in a fight early Saturday morning at the Derby Tavern on old St. Louis road just outside Wood River city limits according to the hospital report. Treated at Wood River Township Hospital following the altercation was Charles Jackson, 19, of 60§ Grant St., White Hall. Jackson was treated for a cut on the frontal region of his head. Also treated at the hospital was Henry T. Bloodworth, 21, of 301 Main St. Alton. Bloodworth had received multiple lacerations to his right arm, listed as inflicted by a bottle, and abrasions to his left hand and arm. The episode was reported to the sheriff's office. Wood River Motes WOOD RIVER — Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Fulton of 861 Halloran Ave., are entertaining their grandchildren, Mark and Eleanor Ann Thoele, of Pebria this week. Their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thoele are attending the conference of the Equitable Life Insurance Society at Greenbriar resort, White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. where Mr. Thoele was scheduled to address the group insurance department at a breakfast meeting today. Youth Incurs Minor Injuries in Crash Police learned at 9:15 a.m. Sunday that James Miner, 19, of 604 North Drive, Wood River, had been moved to St. Joseph's Hospital for emergency treatment of minor injury following an automombile collision. The accident occurred on lower Cut street near the entrance to Alton Box Board Co. plant. Three Games In Roxana Junior League Tonight ROXANA. — In Midget Division of Little League tonight the Mity Mites and Eagles will play at 6:15 p.m. on the high school diamond; the Yankees and Midgets piny at 6 p.m. and the Rascals and Cardinals at 8 p.m. on the park diamond. Leaves for Servle-e ROXANA. — Charles (Bucky) Harmon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Harmon of Seventh St., left Wednesday for Fort Leonard Wood. Mo., to serve with the army for two years. Charles is a graduate of the Roxana High School and attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Returns from Vacation ROXANA. — Principal Carl Gregory of the Roxana High School and Mrs. Gregory, and Mr. and Mrs. Harley Stombaugh of Moweaqua, 111., have returned home after a two-weeks vacation which took them to the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Painted Desert, Hoover Dam, Salt Lake City, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Denver and other points of interest. News Notes ROXANA. — Earl McLane, football coach of the Roxana High School; Mrs. McLane and their children, Gayle, Barbara and Dennis of Doerr avenue, and McLane's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. McLane of Hinsdale7 have returned after a vacation at Kentucky Lake. Miss Eunice Joyce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Joyce of Fourteenth street, is spending a few days in Clayton, 111., visiting her grandparents. Service Guild Plans Potluck At East Alton EAST ALTON — The Junior Woman's Service Guild of the First Methodist Church will have a potluck supper Thursday at 6:15 p. m. at the Westerner Club grounds instead of their usual monthly meeting in the church. All who attend have been asked to bring two covered dishes and their own table service. The hostess committee will furnish dessert and drinks. Committee members are Mrs. D. D. Blair, Mrs. Marjorie Baker, Mrs. Kenneth Smith and Mrs. Paul Cope. Boy Bitten by Dog Police learned late Saturday afternoon that a St. Louis baby had received emergency treatment in St. Joseph's Hospital for a dog bite wound, reportedly incurred from a pet at the family home before the trip here. The child was Spencer A. Stout, 2. NEW LEGION AUXILIARY officers were Installed at Graf ton last week. Mrs. Vincent Carey is shown accepting the gavel from the outgoing president.— Tom Plummer Photo. Sixth of Series Socia^Security Farm Regulations By D. B. GALLAGHER The new law makes several important changes in Social Security coverage of farmers and farm workers. One of these changes brings under the Social Security law, for taxable years ending after 1955, the' income a farm landowner gets from a share-farming arrangement, provided the owner "materially participates" in the operation of the farm. The optional method of computing farm self - employment earnings is changed by the amendments. For taxabie years ending on or after Dec. 31, 1956. a farmer whose gross income from agricultural self-employment is not more than $1,800 may report as his net earnings from farming either his actual net earnings or two-thirds of his gross farm income. If his gross income is over $1,800 and his net earnings are less than $1,200, he may report either the actual amount of his net earnings Vrom farming or $1,200. If his gross farm income is over $1,800 and his net earnings are $1,200 or more, he must report the actual amount of his net earnings. The amendments make this optional method of figuring net earnings from farming available for Social Security purposes to members of farm partnerships and to individual farmers regardless of whether their books are kept on an accrual or cash basis. Beginning in 1957 the cashj wages paid to a farm worker by an employer for agricultural labor will count toward Social Security if the worker meets either of two requirements. If the worker is paid $150 or more in cash by any one employer during the year, these earnings are covered by the law. Regardless of the amount he is paid, however, he is covered by the law if he performs agricultural labor for the employer on 20 or more days during the year for cash pay figured on a time basis—for example, by the hour, day, or week—rather than on a piece-rate basis. After 1956, crew leaders who furnish workers to perform agricultural labor and who pay the workers will be considered the employers of the crews unless there is a written agreement with the person for whom the work is performed providing that the crew leader is an em- ploye. Next week we will give you a brief story on all other amendments covered in the new Social Security legislation. Now ready: 32-page "Its Your Money" booklet with permanent earnings record and supplement covering the new Social Security Law of August 1956. Send 25 cents in coin (no stamps) to SS Book, Alton Evening Telegraph, Box 344, Grand Central Station, New York, 17, N. Y. (Copyright, 1956, General Feature* Corp.* * Colonial Williamsburg, V a ., which has been restored as it was in battles for American independence, has attracted more than 100,000 student visitors from 2,200 schools throughout the U. S. in 1955-56. Junior League Plans Dance As Benefit The Junior Service League of Alton has completed plans for its annual fall fund-raising project. This year's project will be a dance at Godfrey Civic Center, Friday, Oct. 5. The theme of the dance will b» "Une Soirre a Paris"—"An Evening in Paris." The league has contracted for the orchestra of Hal Havird who plays on th« Steamer Admiral. Decorations and amusements will follow the theme of the dance and a floor show will be presented by league members and their husbands. Proceeds from trie dance will, be put in the league's fund for handicapped persons. Among the projects supplied by the fund in the past has been the underwriting of costs of the day camp for the handicapped children for the past two summers. The league will carry out the French theme to include sidewalk cafe feeling t vvith awning effect and tables and chairs, plus shop silhouettes and frames. All league members and husbands will be in costumes to add to the atmosphere. A floor show will be a highlight. Make cornucopias of thinly sliced bologna, securing them with toothpicks. Fill the centers with cottage cheese mixed with minced parsley or chives. Garnish with parsley sprigs. • AIR-CONDITIONED • TELEVISION Tw« cb»lri—on* by appointment Dial 4-9236 HON-BROS BARBER SHOP 24 N. Wood River Avenue Wood Kivur You can get money quickly, privately at Associates. Repay a little at a rime. 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