Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 14, 1954 · Page 17
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 17

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, April 14, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, t$54 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH tipper Alton News FOB FUTf-MFTM f EAR A 15-inch high Easter Bunny that has become a symbol to hundreds of area children is hack a?ain in the window of the \\. T. Black Confectioneiy Store on Washington Ave. This is the 55th year that the mechanical toy has been on the job and some of the people who saw it when children are now preat grandmothers. They still come to watch it, only now bring- in? their children or their children's children to stand with them at the window and watch the bunny noa. "It hasn't missed an Easter season", Miss Emma Black said. "We are cutting down its hours, though. Years ftgo we would have it out several weeks before East- cr but now it has only about 10 days to work. It i* getting old and we are afraid it may stop running". She turned the rabbit toward (he inside of the store and it looked back toward the i c e cream counter, nodding its head. Inside its works sounded, tick- tick, tick-tick. "The mechanics of it aren't as good as they, put out today", she said. "We have to wind it every three hours." The brown rabbit held a small bunny in its arms and a nursing liottlr. It nodded at everything that was said about it. Tick-tick. "My father bought it in St. I.ouis", Miss Black said. "He paid S5. We believe there were only two like it and that they (Hine from Europe, probably Germany." Kifty-[ i v e years of nodding "Yes" to thousands of wide-eyed fliildren staring at it from 'the sidewalk. A couple of kids passed the window and stopped. They probably wondered why the bunny was turned toward the inside ol the store. They wont on in a moment. The toy looked out of place to someone who knows nothing of of its history. Its roat was svorn, there were black markings on it and it seemed dull compared to the brightly colored candy eggs and Easter baskets beside il in the window. It had two patches on its side. "The patches were put on there fifter its operations". Miss Black said. She said it as if they were real operations. "The man' who repaired it when it broke down had to cut in there to get at the works. That man is dead now. I wonder who will fix it if it ever stops again?" The bunny had outlived its surgeon. It nodded its head. Tick- tick . Its brown eyes stared at the ice cream counter. "So many people have wanted us to paint it n- bright Easter color", Miss Black said. "They want us to give it pink eyes. They said rabbits have pink- eyes." A lot of people have wanted to buy it as, an antique. They didn't know how much they would have paid to get it. They never asked. The conversation didn't get that far. They would say they wouldn't sell it before the peo- ole could mention the price, she added. "It means too much to us and to the people who think about it every Easter time," she said. "A few years back, William Black, Miss Black's nephew, said, "I was busy here on Sunday afternoon and I noticed an elderly Jady and a small child outside the window. Pretty soon they came in. She asked me if I knew that the bunny had stopped nodding its head. I said no, but I guessed that it only needed winding". The woman asked him to wind it, please. "I came a long way to show my granddaughter the Easter bunny nod its head the way it did when I was a little girl", she told him So he wound the bunny. The Blacks never could forget 1o put the rabbit in the window. Every year, some times weeks before Easter, customers are asking them when the bunny will be out. Sometimes they get letters from old people now living half way across the country sk- ing wistfully if the bunny is still 8-6&41 there. The Black* then take the bunny out of its rlnth xvrappings in which it is stored in the hack room of the confeotinery. It is brushed up and wound and placed on a make-shift pedestal in the window. It begins nodding and licking: and looking at Washington Ave., and the icids. Fifty-five years of watching a changing scene. But the kids still crowd up to the window and watch the bunny nod its head. Tick-tick. Out on the street a final look at the rabbit. It's head was still turned toward the inside of the store. It was nodding. But from outside you couldn't hear the tick-tick, tirk-tick. It made it more real. Or maybe it had grown Into something more than a toy rabbit nodding its head after Miss Black talked about it. Fifty-five years, several generations of chidren watching it. In the window. And all of them thinking the same thoughts. Ct'B PACK 128 HAS PROGRAM Cub Pack 123 met at Horace Mann School Monday night for a program and presenting of awards. The don of Mrs. McCloud presented a skit and an award WRS given to (he don of Mrs. Fred List for having the most parents allending. The following awards were made: bobcat, Bobbie Pansier; wolf badge, Bill Shelton, Thomas Wilson ,,nd Ricky Fines; bear badge, Ronald Srhenk; bear silver arrow, Mark Chappee: lion silver arrow Ronald MeConathy, Bruce Cook, Jack Keilh, Jerry Clarrty, webelo, Philip Swan and Michael Sc-heck. NAZARENE CLUB TO HOI.IJ WIENER ROAST APRIL 10 PAL cluh will hold a wiener roast at the farm of Mr. and Airs. Howard Foiles, it was decided at a meeting at the fellowship router of (he llillcrost Church of the Nazarone Monday. The event will be held April 19 near Jorseyville. Three new members were added to (lie club, Joyce Bour- liind. publicity chairman, said. LARGE ATTENDANCE AT MILTON IT A MEETING Several hundred attended the open house and Parent-Teacher Association meeting and program Tuesday night at Milton School. Leroy Fritz, director of music for Alton District Schools, spoke on music studies in various schools. He was presented a check for the Band Builders by the Milton organization. Thomas Cox of the YMCA addressed the parents briefly concerning the plan to send children to the YMCA summer camp. The program consisted of selections by the chorus, band and string orchestra. Mrs. Fred Tarza directed the 48-voice chorus in five numbers with Tommy Fichtel as accompanist. Robert Harper directed the band in five selections. A clarinet duet was performed by Carolyn Miller and Nancy Concur. Charles Schroeder and Don Nevins presented a violin duet and Nevins a viola solo. Room count was won by the class of Mrs. Vestle Kelly. Miaf. Matthew Gormley read a laudatory poem a'bout the teachers. As the name of each teacher was mentioned he came forward and was presented a flower as a tribute. Girl Scout Troop 72 gave the pledge of allegiance to the flag to open the meeting and led the group in singing "America". The open house was held from T to 8 and class work was exhibited. LARGE ATTENDANCE AT HORACE MANN EVENT A large crowd attended the Horace Mann School open house Tuesday night. All classrooms were open and teachers were present to act as guides and to explain the exhibitions. In thb afternoon the physical education department under Charles Musgrave held a dem- onstratipn of'games and other group activities taught in the school. The exhibition was held on the north playground and about 100 spectators were present. AT MAIN The regular meetintr of the Board of Education of the Main Street Methodist Chtirrh has been postponed, the Rev. Carl D. Mitchell said. It was scheduled for tonight but will be held April 21 instead. The Board of Evangelism will meet April 29. Thursday night the Holy Week communion sen-ice will be held at 7:30 at the church. COSmtUVtO.V THtrftSOAV AT UPPER ALTON BAPTIST Upper Alton Baptist Church will hold a candlelight communion service Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Robert .T. Cochran, pastor, will give a short meditation. The regular midweek service will be held tonight. BROTHER VISITING MRS. W. L. KABIAMC Everett Anderson of Richmond. Va., is visiting his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Fabianic, 1831 Seminary St. Anderson arrived late last week and he is expected to remain about two weeks. He intends to continue a tour of the country and will eventually reach the West Coast where he will visit other members of his family. INSTALL OFFICERS AT CLARA BARTON MEETING Officers for the- rominp school year were installed Tuesday night at a meeting of the Par- enl-Teaoher Association at Clara Barton School. Holland Wiegand, retiring president, presided at. the ceremony (luring which the following were installed: Joe Stock, president; Arthur , Arnold, vice president; Mrs. P. T. Chalk, treasurer, and Mrs. Rosctta Sitze, secretary. During a short business meeting it was announced that the annual social will be held May 14. Three representatives were named to the Illinois Congress of PTA in Springfield, April 29 through May 1. Delegates will be Stock, Mrs. Chalk, and Wiegand. The kindergarten rhythm band presented a' program, Under direction of Mrs. James M. Casper and Miss Mary Ann Gschwend. A program of folk dancing was presented by grades 1 through 3 und grades 4 through 6. Norman Showers was in charge. More than 200 adults attended the program, meeting and open house which followed. UPPER ALTON WCTU TO MEET THURSDAY Upper Alton Woman's Christian Temperance Union will meet Thursday, 2 p.m., at the Upper Alton Baptist Church, it was announced todf.y. ENTERTAIN TROOP AT TORCH CLl'B Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Flackus took members of Girl Scout Troop 82 to the Standard Oil Co. Torch Club Saturday night. Guests were Nancy Goodrich and Dora Kockesberger. Hostesses were Sharon Kockesberger and Janice Flackus. TO HOLD K(iG HI NT At SALEM rftf&RntffitA* An Kaster egg hunt wilt b<- held Saturday afternoon at the Salem Presbyterian Church on Seminary Rd. All children are requested to bring esss. The hunt will begin about 2. In other news, it was announced that a communion service will be held Good Friday evening. IXWELL MOTHERS MEET TIH RSUAV Mothers' Club will meet Thurs- dry evening at Lowell School and after the meeting go to the Science Fair at Alton High School. Irf other news, the Parent- Teacher Association will hold a pastry sale and noon lunch in the basement of Young's Department Store, Friday. NAZARfcNE SOCIETY TO MEET TONIGHT Na/arene Foreign Missionary Society will inert tonight, 7:30. in connection with the prayer meeting at the Hillcrest Church of the Nazarene. The lesson will be: "Mexico, the Land of Eternal Spring." Speakers will • be Mrs. K'dna Suhling and Mrs. Marie Whycrs, BROWN ST. CLASS AND MEN TO MEET Philathea Class will meet Thursday, 1 p.m., at the Brown Street Baptist Church and devotions will be Jed by Mrs. Joe Hawkins and Mrs. Clarence Moore. Mrs. Moore will present a musical reading, accompanied by Mrs. William Plummer. Hostesses will be the teachers, Mrs. Howard K. Miller and Mrs. Plummer. In other news, Thursday evening the Men's Brotherhood will meet in the church lounge. A program of special organ music and vocal solos will be presented by Charles Coffman, A panel discussion on "Church Discipline" will be held. Panelists will bp the Rev. Howard K. Miller, Arnold Hon, Russell Billings, Donald Poag, and Calvin Ennis. Hosts will be John True and A. B. Cory. PRESBVTERIAN CLASS MEETS FRIDAY NIOHT Golden Rule Class of College Avenue Presbyterian Church will meet Friday, 7:30 p.m., at Ihc home of Mrs. Otto Sandner, 2115 Rockwell St. Assisting will be Mrs. Fred Mans. TABERNACLE TO HOLD SUNRISE SERVICE Tabernacle Baptist Church will hold an Easier sunrise service at 5 and a breakfast will follow. The Rev. William H, Binford, pastor, said everyone is welcome to the service and breakfast. In other news, Sunday afternoon the Theresa Childs' Singers of East St. Louis will present a program at the church. 'Sunday night, the Sunday school will give an Easier program. PAGE Bunker Hill Fish Fry Nets Telegraph Want Ads CLICK to IW Money .For i\rw Equipment Bl'NKER HILL - A> the regular firemen's meeting IVfonday evening it was reported that approximately $500 was cleared at the fish fry sponsor^ by the firemen last Friday evening. The new emergency truck and fire equipment was discussed and it was reported It will be ready for use in two ureks. The all purpose smoke masks have arrived and instructions were given on how to use them. The firemen also discussed portable lighting system. lAinch was sen-Iced at the close of the meeting. Roynl Neighbor* Mrrt BUNKKR HILL - Mrs. Cordelia Bullman was voted on as o social member at the Hoyal Neighbors meeting Monday evening. Jimmy Bertagnollia was also voted on to be transferred to a regular member from the juvenile group. Mrs. Atne Hill and Mrs. Mabel Hunt will attend the state convention In Springfield, April 20 and 21. The IS members preent were served refreshments by Misses Loretta and Lottie BarteK Bunker Hill Notes BUNKER HILL - Miss Barbara Klienfrlter, student at Hanover College, left Tuesday after spending part of her spring vacation with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. K. E. Bauer. Miss Klienfelter is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kleinfelter, Bui-nettsville, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Noble Emde, St. Louis, were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Red S. Bort Sunday. They also attended the confirmation of the Bort's three sons at the Lutheran Church. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Stone and Janice and Mike attended the wedding of Mrs. Stone's brother, <3ene Papo at Vandalla Saturday afternoon. Dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hilbert Dubbelcde Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mlddlekauff, Carlinville; Miss Helen Dubbole- Carlinville; Miss Ncunabcr, Bethalto; Miss Kathleen Coatney, Alton; the Rev. and Mrs. Hans Bruss and family, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Dubbelcdo and Victor. The dinner was in honor of David Dubbelede, who was confirmed Sunday morning. Miss Bertha Howald spent the weekend with Miss Eleanor Noble at Illinois College, Jacksonville. There will be communion at the God Friday services at Zlon Lulhran Church at 8 p. m. Friday. Kindergarten Registrations Start in Schools Registration of kindergarten pupils for the fall semester wns launched in the public schools Tuesday. Eighteen enrolled at Love joy School, where Principal James Bailey termed me number "diwn- nointlng." since the number appeared inconclusive so far. One purpose of the spring regis- (ration. It was pointed out. Is to indicate the number of pupils that may bo expected to enter school kindegartens In the fall, as a guide to the board of education In making arrangements to accommodate them. Mrs. .T. H. Wedlg, Parent-Teacher Council health chairman who has charge of arranging the spring roundup among parents, pointed out several additional teachers had to be employed for kindergarten last fall because of late registrations. This, she said, forced the school board onto «n unfavorable teachers' market. Principals and school admlnis- trativp officials met Tuesday to draft (he complete schedule of registration days at the various build- jings. I These were being coordinated today with the school nurse staff, because school nurses are scheduled to be present at each center to undertake part of the examinations. Parents must bring the registrants' birth certificates with them. 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