Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 21, 1954 · Page 14
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 14

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, April 21, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1954 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH tipper Alton News Phone 3-6641 rtsf? SEASON t 1KIO CATCflES Ssrf. Robert A. Brown, 2701 Boshvick Ave.. and a rouple of J friends went on a little fishing | trip this week and they came I back Tuesday with a fair sized j catch— aboirl 10,000 fish. I "We got roughly between eight and ten thousand smelt and anybody who has the time is welcome to count them," they said. Accompanying the Alton police sergeant were Fred Haper and Harold Alexander. They all have the same story, so folks inclined to doubt the tales of fishermen better think this one over before betting against it. In a catch of that size there would have to be a catch, and this Is it: the men went to Oscoda, Mich., where the smelt are making the annual run in from Lake Huron to breed. They are coming in by the millions and all you need is about an 1'4 hours, a wash tub and a wire mesh dip net to do as well BS Sgt. Brown and rompany. "The smelt is an over-sized sardine." the sergeant said," and it is from six to eight inches long." Haper ga\e a minute description of the trip. "It took us 14 hours to drive up. the same time to drive back, and we fished 1 1 » hours." he said. "We went up with a kitty of sixty dollars for expenses and came back with seven dollars and forty cents, so you can figure what the fish cost us." For those interested in the mechanics of the catch he had simple advice. "Get some rope, water proof bags, wash tubs, and a dip net." Haper, a tow service operator, said. When they sot to the water fhey put on their hip boots, lashed the rubs to their belts with rope and pirked up the dip nets. "We waded out as far as we felt safe." Haper said, "with the rubs riding the water beside us. When we felt the fish thumping against our boots we dipped down and came up with a catch, dumping them into the tubs." They scooped about 50 fish with each dip of the net. When the tubs began to ride low in the water they would tow them to shore and dump the contents in water proof bag? and then returft to the run. Atfer they had enough, they dismantled the equipment, which tor. said that two new members received last Sunday will be baptized next Sunday morning. Mrs. Ida Baker and Mrs. Cordelia Green attended sen-ices last Sunday for the first time since their lengthy illness, he said. MRS. MePltfcRSON m:\rn MOTHERS n,rn Mothers Club elected officers for the next school at a meet- pcwnoed today. Schaff was on the academy staff from IMS to t947 and taught history He has been at Denison University for six wars. rmM>Rt* VISIT f»rilt5fO AY Mr and Mrs. Luther Myers. 2811 Hillcrest Ave.. had as visitors over thr Kaster holiday two of their children. A daughter. Mrs. Charles Chil- tor. spoke on. "Homr Missions.' Mrs. Jolly Medler was co-hostess W.KTINO Friendship Class of Brown Street Baptist Church met Monday evening at the home of Mrs. A. R Cory of Fdwnrdsvilliv Mrs Cory, president, presided ;md Mrs. Andy Duty led the devotions. Refreshments were served. Attending were Mrs. John Oreer. Mrs. Wesley Drrseher, Mrs. Anna I children. Mike 5. and Cheryl. 4. Taylor. Mrs. Edward Blockburger. ing Tuesday afternoon at Horace ] rtcrs 0 , Bloomington and their two left for home Tuesday after arriv- Mann School. Elected were Mrs. .lames Me- Pherson. president; Mrs. Kohler ing Sunday. Scott, vice president; Mrs. Julian j A Sl , n> r , r ,. aW- Rnd „ tripnd Miss ^ rs Jo Leaf, returned to the Univer- j sity of Illinois where they are stu-' Undents, after spending the holiday j iwith Mr. and Mrs. Mvers. i Friedman, secretary, and Sigmund Rird. treasurer. They w,l, be installed a, May meeting. The annual spelling lice was j held before the mectiiiR. First Myers, was a pretty simple operation, j Rrarlc presented a program of packed the fish, cleaned up. and j scmgs an d stories. Teachers were got in thier car and drove home M iss Myra Dawson. Miss Mabel with 10.000 smelts. | \\-hiteside and Mrs. Frank Card. Mrs \Villiam Rrown. Mrs. H K. Milter. Mrs. THirn Duncan. Mrs Lloyd Wilson. Mrs. M. H. Hehel. Mrs. Lena Pong. Mrs. Harrison Vandergrift: Mrs. Edna Jenkins. Mrs. R. W. Mayer. Mrs. Albert Smith, Mrs. Joseph Flippo. Mrs. Esther Mee-den, Mrs. John True, Barney Oarver. Mrs. E. E. Alexander. Mrs. R. M. Brown. | Mrs. Effie Harmon, Mrs. John j Young. Mrs. Clayton Gallager. Mrs Fannie Edwards. Mrs. Blanche Warren and Mrs. Joe Gordon. r. \. vm: IMT MKWIJW Major lesson. "Saving Time In the Kitchen." was Riven Tuesday i night hy Mrs. Harry Allton and [ Mrs T/ella Culp at a meeting of 'the fpper Alton Nite Vnit at the ih.ime of Mrs. Lester Miller. .tUX! Lincoln St. George Lammers. representing an Upper Allon floral company, gnve demonstrations of floral arrangements nnd the making of corsages. The corsnges were presented to Mrs. Clyde McCormlck. vice chairman who presided, and to Twenty-one members attended. Telegraph Want Ads CLICK tht tenon's most publicized print by Haper said the lake was not crowded in the region they fished, but about 20 miles below them the fishermen were elbow to elbow. "The run Is not at its highest yet," he added. "Natives up there expect the full tide of the run to hit about Saturday." He hinted that any Alton resident who wanted to top his record catch still had plenty of time. The 10,000 fish are now stored on ice and will be cleaned and put in deep freeze. Haper said. Sgt. Brown started the Job of cleaning his poition Tuesday night. "Six helpers and I started at 3 p. m. and ended up at midnight," he s»id. "We cleaned about four thousand fish." Haper predicted that the cleaning job would not be as hard as some supposed. "You just pinch off their head and pull." he said, "and they are ready for the frying pan. You prepare them as you would shrimp." Which makes smelt fishing the ideal sport. Easy to catch, easy to pack, easy to store, easy to clean and easy to. . . No, they couldn't be easy to eat. Not 10,000 of them. TABRKNACliK TO HOLD MUSICAL PROGRAM Tabernacle Baptist Church on Amelia St. will hold a musical program Sunday, 7:30 p. m., sponsored by the senior choir and featuring the Gospel Ha'rmon- aires of Webster Groves, St. Louis County. The Rev. \V. H. Binford, pas- Figure ftarfery In thtt cap sleeve ehormeft Pleated bodice, high Empire wetif, deep pleated ikirt. Gold, itarltt or blue flower* en white honeycomb pique. Iliei 10 to 18. $14.95 KATH ERIN E-K CORSET SHOP 205 W. Third St., Room 207 — Mm. Etna Caret hem (Owner) MARTINAS BEAUTY SHOP 916 ROYAL Will Be Closed Indefinitely BECAUSE OF DEATH IN THE FAMILY First grade room of Mrs. Whiteslde won the room count and the first grade of Mrs. Card was second. MRS. LKE ntRHAM AtlDRKSSftS SCOt TS Representatives of Girl Scout Troops 72, 82, 75, 22. 87. heard Mrs. Lee Durham Tuesday afternoon speak on life in Japan at Milton School. Mrs. Durham, an American of Japanese descent, described the customs, home and school life in Japan. Refreshments were served. LUTHER MYERS IX HOSPITAL Luther Myers, an Alton High School teacher, is in Alton Memorial Hospital for treatment of a heart irregularity. Ho entered Monday but it is not known when he will be discharged. Myers, of 2811 Hillcrest Ave., is responding to treatment, a member of the tamily said. Meanwhile, at least three other area residents are in hospitals or have been discharged recently. Mrs". William Harris, 3224 Brown St., is in St. Joseph's Hospital where she is undergoing treatment for a heart ailment. A member of the family said her condition is improving and she is expected to be discharged late this week. Mrs. Harris entered Monday. Elwood Funk, 2623 Yager St., underwent major abdominal surgery Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital. His condition is satisfactory. Funk underwent a similar operation about a year ago but this time the surgery is more extensive, a member of the family said. Ho entered Monday but it is not known when lie will be discharged, Mrs. Alfred Ferando, 1324 Rock Spring Dr. was expected to be discharged today from Alton Memorial Hospital where she underwent oral surgery Tuesday. Her condition Is satisfactory. She entered Monday. FORMER TEACHER HERE PROMOTED Samuel D. Schaff, former Western Military Academy Instructor, jhas been promoted to assistant professor of education at Denison University, Granville, Ohio, a spokesman for the institution an- HEADQUARTERS FOR MOUNTAIN VALLEY WATER • HALF GALLONS • FIVE-GALLON DEMIJOHNS HORN & HORN, Inc. 901 UNION ST. 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Competition among sixth grade spellers was stiffesU Young Becker finally won out when he spelled "necessity." Stumpers in the classifications were "judge- ment." "quantity," "familiar" and "elementary." Sixth grade spellers went through their 50 words and then were 20 words into the seventh grade classification before Becker won. Sherry Cech won out when she spelled "although." Competitors in this classification spelled through their own 50 words and were five words into the fifth grade classification before the winner was declared. Young G ruble took honors when he spelled "entertainment." These spellers also completed their own 50 words and were 11 words into the sixth grade classification before a winner was named. .Winners were presented books by the Mothers Club. Pronouncers were: Mrs. D. G. Wiebmer, fourth grade; Mrs. Sigmund Reid, fifth grade; nnd Mrs. Juliun Friedman, sixth grade. Judges were Mrs. Richard Locke, Mrs. Charles Schoone and Mrs. Robert Lynn. Other contestants were: for I he fourth grade, Joy Medler, Paul McFarlane, Fred List, Alice Carroll, Monle Bodlne; fifth grade, Pamela Davis, Jenn Pierce, Phillip Swan, Marvin Boner, Terry Stuckllk, Dnvid Henderson, Janis Plnkerton; sixth grade, Charles Richmond, John Walker, Margaret Thics, Joanna Tavlos, Robert Cooke and Marilyn Waide. The contest was held during the Mothers Club meeting at the school, and some 80 members attended. MRS. BAKNETT TO LEAD METHODIST DEVOTIONS Mrs. Charles Barnett and the junior department, of the Sunday school will have charge of opening devotions tonight al Main Street Methodist Church. Donald Davis, youth director of music, will assist in the program. The Rev. Carl D. Mitchell, pastor, will give another lesson on "How to Win a Soul for Christ." Board of education will meet in the north Sunday school room afler service. In other news, the regular monthly meeting of tlie Methodist men will be held Thursday night in the church basement. There will be a polluck dinner. All men of the church are invited. The Rev. Mitchell said that the latter part, of the program will be cancelled in order that the members might, attend the showing of I ho Billy Graham film, "Mr. Texas," at the Allon High School. Next Sunday at the 10:40 n. m. service the pastor is extending an invitation to anyone contemplating membership in the church. These persons should contact the pastor. Thursday at 8:45 a. m. the Woman's Society of Christian Service will hold the annual breakfast and election of officers. BltOWN HTKKKT BAPTIST HOLDS MEETING TONIGHT A short business meeting will be held tonight in connection with the regular midweek Hour of Power at the Brown Street Baptist Church. The Rev. Howard K. Miller, pastor, will present a Bible study following the meeting i)sing the large art chart. His subject will be, "Jehovah's Wit- j ness in Revelations Seven." 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