Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 21, 1956 · Page 9
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 9

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, August 21, 1956
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1956 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGEN1NK Four Veteran Owens-Illinois Men Retired Four veteran Owens-Illinois em- ployes retired recently under the company's retirement plan. They were Charles Scott, Zeb Perkinson. George Ritchie and LeRoy Rhoads. Charles Scott Born in 1882 in Hunt County, Tex., Charles Scott first started work with the old Illinois Glass Company in 1895 in the blow house. He left the company after three years to work in the Alton Laundry for a six-year period. Fro m there lie went to the Post Office in Chaffee. Mo., where he worked several years. In 1922 Scott returned to Ow• ens-Illinois, this time lor good. M employed in the mold shop as a lathe hand and in 1934 Irans- »*xr*n sinc«m nii« . • , ]fcii(d to general engineering di- BANJO GRhAT, Eddie Peabody, captain in Naval .Rr,s<>rvft (rii-lil) \vHIi some of I vision whne he worked as a blue- In* records, and Chief Petty Officer Steve Krsham, navy recruiter a< Alton. Cant. ! . )r int dork In January 1937 he Peabody was in town to boost navy recruiting and with Chief Krsliam called at the j returned Telegraph—Staff Photo. CONVENTION COLOR GIRLS—As part of the traditional convention time color, these young lovelies wear their Ike costumes at the Republican National Convention in San Francisco. Convention opened with welcoming speeches on Monday.—(NEA Photo) Captain In Reserves EcldiePealMMly,FamousBatijo Player, Aids Navv Recruiting ».' ^ _••' «^^ Navy Reserve Capt. Peabody, famous banjo entertainer, in a brief visit in Alton Mondtty afternoon demons!nited j some of the charm that has! made him popular over the years ' -with vast audiences who have thronged to SPC him. . ! lie has been in the Navy ?5, years — \'.>, on active service in-1 eluding two World Wars. j Peabody is full of pep, A small j To Enlarge Post Off ice A ,,, ,. AtHardm Credit Union Formed At St. Joseph's SPRINGFIELD. 1)1., —A certificate of approval has man he visited the Telegraph of-j bep|) jssl , pd b% . D[ . , , ovd Mmvy _ , ^ }oc& ^ f,ce in Hie company of a large - s(a|(? ^^ U) s , Joseph's Corhrtt store at the comer of Main HARDIN — Cdrbett Brothers have received a new 10 year lease from the government for the post- office building. The lease carries j the stipulation that a 10 foot addition shall br added to the back of the. building. Chris Ledders of llardin will Iwgin work on the addition right away. The building was erected in TRIG by Ed Williams. For many years the postoffice in one. room of the man, Navy Recruiter, Chief Steve Krsham. whose office is at the City Hall. The idea was 1o introduce Peabody in the interest of recruiting. During the banter of HIP news- office, Peabody demonstrated the quick wit which is a reflection of his talent for ad Jibbing during • performance. When he was asked if the strings of the banjo would cut his fingers If he accidentally missed a stroke wilh the tortise shell pick, he explained they would and added. "I carry extra picks in one pocket and string in the other. If two or three strings break during a performance I just keep on talking and ask 'em, haven't any place to go, Hospital Employes Credit Union, at 915 East Fiflh Street. Alton. Membership i* open lo any em- ploye of Si. Joseph's Hospital. The iiicorporators are John Goolsby, :!05 Lamport Si., Eleanor Rowan, 3P.04 Lincoln; Jean Wiese. SliO East Fifth; Harriet Ward, 9.'i2 Fountain: Carolyn Ciodar, 724 Central; Maud Clayton, 2T26 Virwland; (ieilrude DeCieriia, 414 Lamport; Maurice Weisman, 816 East Sixth, all of Alton; Lawrence L. Cline, 292 S. 1^'lh, Wood River; and Frank E. Vanlloorebeke, General De- i livery, Cottage Hills. A credit union mav be—«r- slreet. and Park avenue. The store owners, needing the space for their business, agreed to build a new postoffice building a block east of (he old one. The first 10 year lease on thp newer building expired just recently. Business at the Hardin postoffice has shown a steady increase through the years and the building, which was ample in 1946, had become cramped with the volume of mail. A few years ago the local chamber of commerce queried the post- ganized under Illinois law among 'You I various groups of people having have a common interest, such as their place of employment. The program allows members to £„, | their resources and lend to one | you?" and restring the banjo." Peabody said he is not permitted to perform with the banjo while in Navy uniform except for tlw exclusive entertainment of Navy personnel. He is not prevented from appearing as a civilian at places where he is booked for show*. Hi* contract as an entertainer prevents other public appearances. lie is currently appearing at the Congress Hotel In St. Louis. When he visits at various places in the interest of Navy re-j AlltoNeai cruiting, he carries with him i his latest records. "1 can play those," he said with a springtly grin, "and that plugs tht ve- cordi, Peabody and the Navy. Is thert anything wrong in that?" From her*. Peabody will go to Anchorage, Alaska. j office department on the possibili- ' ty of getting mail delivery in town. | The reply stated that the amount of mail was sufficient for such de"livery but the population of the was too small according to regulations. another at low rates of interest, j 100 Attend Fish Fry There are Currently over 1,320 ; • ^ credit unions in Illinois char- Staged by Cub Pack 4 sels of over $5,000,000. Fire Destroys tered and supervised by the State. Auditor. These represent i A fish fry attended by 100" per- some 500,000 members and as-; s °»s> members of families of boys in Cub Pack 4 of Evangelical Church, was staged Monday at the Mile-O-Mo Fishing Club near Clifton Terrace. E. C. Kramer, Cubrnaster, said 90 pounds of fish was consumed, plus some hot dogs. Jack Strasser and Fred Berger assisted Kramer in frying the Ijsh. Coast Guard Flotilla Cmdr, Harry Kessler, with Homer Wallace, Henry Buckshot and Walt- Worden Schools To Open Monday WORDEN— The Worden Grade and High Schools will open Monday, Supt. George W. Carpenter lias announced. The high school students will register at 9 a.m. and attend an assembly in the gymnasium at 10:30 a.m. In the afternoon the faculty will meet and Monday evening they will be guests of the board of Education at a reception. High School enrollment is estimated for the coming year at !)2. It was announced that the new grade school will be ready by Dec. 1, Birthday Honored WORDEN. — The Ladles Aid o r Trinity Lutheran Church honored the 75th birthday of Mrs. Kred 1C. Brunnworth. Friday. Guests were Mrs. Rosina Meyer of Chicago; Mrs. Arthur linumworlh. Mrs. Tony Ostrows- kv, Mrs. Otlo Henke of Worden; .Mrs. Erhiird Brunnworth, Alton. ,iinl Mrs. Sophie Gamer of Wood Jtiver. Worilon Mule* WOKDKN. — The Welch family reunion will be held Sunday at the Worden City Park. Mrs. Arthur Welch, Mrs. Karl Clagg and daughters, Karen and Karla, attended the Gwillim family reunion in Medora Sunday. ! Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brunnworth entertained relatives at their home Saturday evening in, honor of the birthday anniver-' sary of his mother, Mrs. Fred E. Brunnworth. Present were! Mrs. Rotina Meyer, Chicago; i Mr. and Mrs. JSrhard Brunnworth and son, Richard, and daughter, Jean, of Alton; Mr. and Mi*. Raymond Weeks and sou, Randy Ray, of MUche.'l; .Mr. and Mrs. Fred K. Brunn- Hunker Hill BUNKER HILL - A 19.")?, Buick j belonging to R. Cox WHS destroyed j by fire shortly after 8 p.m. Saf.-j er .Sherman, gave the boys boat urday evening. The Bunker Hill i rides. Volunteer Fire Department wasj Alton Police Lt. Robert Brown called to the scene south of Wood-1 addressed the Pack 4 annual burn but were unable to save the! outing on the subject of bicycle car. The fire was believed to have' been caused when the motor bad; fired through the carburetor. Return Home From Hospital BUNKER HILL - Mrs. Donald Diestelhorst and infant son returned to their home here Monday. The baby, the second child and first son of Mr. and Mrs. Diestelhorst, was born Thursday at Alton Memorial Hospital and weighed 7iiiie pounds two ounces, and has been named Donald Eugene Jr. j years of age in several weeks. Parents of Twins I Those present were: Dr. and Mrs. BUNKER HILL - Mr. and Mrs.' Carl Behrens and family, Sonny. Jess Scragging have rewind word jP, avid , and Suv-mme, and Mr. and that their son •< 'id daughter-in-law, New fluzard LONDON, Out, fl'-Some mailmen are bothered by dogs. But Alviu Shantx who delivers mail lo No. 1 Rural Route out of Waterloo is bothered by starlings. He opened one mailbox and a nesting starling flew out at him. Sjiantz suffered minor bruises on his face. Mrs. Lee. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scoggins of I Rock Falls, Wis,, are the parents of twin sons bora Thursday, Aug. 16. The couple have one, other child, a son Wayne. Mrs. Scroggins was the former Miss Jackie McLeod of Staunton. HirUuluy Dinner BUNKER HILL-Carl Lee (Sonny) Behrens was honored with a birthday dinner Sunday evening at the home of his grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lee. Sonny left for service in the Marines Monday morning and will be 21 worth, Mr. and Mrs, Tony Ostrowsky and son, Donald, and daughter, Donna Jean; Miss Joan, Miss Cynthia and Edgar Brunnworth. Sunday noon the Behrens family were dinner guests of Dr. Behren's mother. Mrs. Fred Behrens i at Gillespie. Those present were: Dr. and Mrs. Carl Behrens and family of Bunker Hill and Dr. and Mrs. Ted Behrens and family of Gillespie. Bunker Hill Notes BUNKER HILL — Dinner guests Saturday evening of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Fahrenkrog were: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Makovvskl of St. Louis; Miss Peggy Knihb of Edwardsville; Miss Mary Stadeiman, and Mr. and Mrs, Albert Wood. Miss Peggy Knibb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Aldred Knibb of Edwardsvllle, was a weekend guesi of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Fahrenkrog. to the mold shop, later moving to the pattern shop, and ] then assuming duties as watchman. At. his retirement Scott's duties were with safety promotion, mail distribution and delivery. Scott and his wife. Hilda, have two sons, Kohler of Alton and Olin of Pacific, Mo. Zeli Ferklimun Zeb Perkinson started his 51- year career with Owens-Illinois June 1, 1905, as a snapper-up in the blow house. He was born in St, Charles, Mo. in 1888 and moved to Alton as a child. In 1912 he was transferred to the packing department and then worked on the lunch wagon. He also worked in \ , > the repack department and in 1939 moved to the personnel department where be worked until his retirement. In 1915 he married the former Nellie Laird, who died July 13, 1939. Three children were born of their marriage, Pauline Eyster of Alton, Dorothy Tally of Fort Worth, Tex., and George Perkinson, with whom he now makes his home on Highland avenue in Alton. Perkinson is a member of St. Patrick's Church and also a member of the Woodmen of America, Camp No. 135. Retirement plans include his favorite hobbies, hunting and fishing. George Ritchie George Ritchie was born. May 23, 1882, in Sturgeon, Mo., and attended schools there. After working in St. Louis from 1910 until 1912 he moved to Alton and started work with Owens-Illinois, July 20, 1912, in the wood box department. After working in this department a year, he moved to the maintenance department where he worked in the power house the other 43 years he spent with the company. Married Dec. 30, 1940 to Flora | Wilson Cisco, Ritchie has three children, Nell, Matilda and Wood-j: ard, and one step-grandson, Harlo B. Cisco. During Ms 44 years with the glass company, Ritchie had a record of no accidents. Plans for retirement include visiting relatives around the country and yard work around his home at 1129 Highland Ave. Pearl Khoads Pearl LeRoy Rhoads was born in Medora, July 29, 1881 and when young moved to Carlinville with his parents. It was in this city that he received his schooling. He moved to Portland, Ore., where he worked 11 years for a baggage transfer company as a truck driver and;| clerk. Rhoads for Owens-Illinois July 27, 1924, and spent his entire 32 years in the maintenance department. Married in 1919 to Daisy V. Kannedy Scoggins, he has one stepson. A daughter died of polio in 1935 at 14 years of age. Members ofjj Upper Alton Baptist Church, Mr. and Mrs. Rhoads live at 3304 Jackson St. in Alton. Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell are pictured on a new Costa Rican stamp honoring the Red Cross, San Jose reports. Rhodesia is moving to turn over its publicly owned steel industry to private enterprise for further development, Salisbury learns. D. B. Dixon, Kane., Heads Greene Extension Council Overtveight Mess Sergeant Conrt-Martialed FT. CARSON, Colo. Wl — An Army mess sergeant says he's to be court-martialed because hn's overweight. Penalties for poundage were decreed by Mn.i. Gen. Thomas M. Waltington. who said a handful of his 8th Infantry Division officers and men failed to peel off excess fat as ordered. Sgt. L. C. James Love. 34. a veteran of 12 years and two wars, is the only one protesting. He has asked a general court-martial rather than the customary summary court-martial. This, he said, will give him a better opportunity to explain his position. Under summary court-martial procedure, only one officer hears the arguments. At least five officers are required in a general court-martial. "I weighed 276 pounds when returned to the Stales from Germany in October 1954," said Love, who is married and the father of AL CONVEMTlOi fiAt.T.ixrt rnvvKNTimv TO ORDF.R — Leonard CARROLLTON — D. B. Dixoll .Jr.. of Kane was elected chairman of the Greene County Extension Council at the organization meeting of the Council Friday in the Farm Bureau hall. Other officers elected were: Dale McConathy, White Hall, vice chairman, and Neil Carter, Carrollton, secretary. In his position as presiding chairman, Bicket reviewed the function of the Council and the tenure of the members. The guide for county extension councils was read and discussed as was the coda for county extension workers and the agreement between the Greene County Farm Bureau and the Uni- versity of Illinois. The next meeting of the Council will bf held Friday, Aug. 24. Benefit Chicken Dinner CARROLLTON — A chicken and fish dinner for the benefit of the Kane Cemetery and the Jalappa cemetery will be held Labor Day Sept. 3 on the lawn of the public school in Kane. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and the public is invited. Funeral of Infant CARROLLTON — Funeral services for Beverly Jean Benner, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lynus Benner of this city, were held Monday at 8 p.m. at the Richwoods cemetery with the Rev. four children. "Now I'm down to 212 and I'm going to be court- martialed." The mess sergeant says he was ordered to trim down to 193 pounds, but no time limit was specified. "I lost 25 pounds in the six months I've been here," he said, "and that's about my limit. I was sick as a child, and had a nervous breakdown. I've had to be careful about strenuous exercise. "Well, one week I didn't lose any weight and my battery commander ordered me to exercise for two hours daily in the gym- Glenn Manis, pastor of the local Baptist church officiating. The child, who died at birth Sunday morning in Boyd Memorial Hospital, is'survived by her parents, Lynus and Doris Lee Beers Benner and one sister, Frances Lee Benner all of this city. Hall, Republican national committee chairman, pounds gavel 8vS he calls the 1956 Republican convention to order Aug. 20 in San Francisco's Cow Palace. (Ap Photo) nasium." Love, a native ol Cincinnati, said he refused the order because he was "afraid of the reaction." "They left me alone until last month, when the general put out an order that if a man didn't lose the prescribed amount of weight in a four-week period, he'd be placed before a board of officers and face special court-martial," the sergeant related. "I was told I'd probably lose one stripe, '"I told my battery commander I'd lived through two wars weighing more than I do now. He said he appreciated that, but there was no war going on now." Telegraph Want Ads "CLICK" It Was All Just To Simple For Him BALTIMORE (ffh-li was so, so simple. The man thumbed a ride with Roy Lenard of West Trout, La., who was driving his truck east through the city. Lenai'd explained this to police Monday. He asked to see the driver's registration card. Lenard simply handed him his wallet. That made it so simple the hitchhiker simply hopped out, wallet in hand and disappeared. The wallet contained $162, Overheating stainless steel pots and pans is likely to cause discoloration. TO ALL ADVERTISERS IN ORDER TO INSURE PUBLICATION OF YOUR ADVERTISEMENT ON THE DATE SCHEDULED ADS SHOULD BE IN OUR DISPLAY DEPARTMENT BEFORE 4 P. M.-TWO DAYS BEFORE PUBLICATION Monday Ads - 4 P. M. Friday Tuesday Ads — 4 P. M. Saturday Wednesday Ads — 4 P.M. Monday Thursday Ads — 4 P. M. Tuesday Friday Ads - 4 P. M. Wednesday Saturday Ads — 4 P. M. Thursday cX'. \V *<* started FISCHER LUMBER CO. IAST ALTON, ILL, CALL Git JONES MAXACKH PAUL SLAUGHTER A. TUXHORN HAKDU ARE AND PAINT CHRIS C, FltCHER SMALL ADS ACCEPTED UP TO 11 A.M. THE DAY DEFORE PUBLICATION Four Cooperation ivill be Appreciated ALL MUM Lr*l«Kli |K 4LWAYN KEPT VNVKN <OVKJI HAW* I.OAIUJVU NY 4-4371 PHONES 4-4372

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