The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois on October 26, 1958 · Page 3
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Sunday, October 26, 1958
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Halloween Now, Then r WKEM 1 8 9 I ' ' z 4i . v - , . 1 I ' A ' : "-'v -TfV 1 v 4f C r '' " i r : 1 r- LUcJi " " Ns2"t!1LJ-.t - .nriM,,,, - RflWER i. I - .. . It rantagnph, Bloomirglon, CI.. Sun.. Oct. S6. 1958J Thru Blood Unit Seis 135 Pin! Goal For G.E. Visit i Food Serv ice, the concern ervi inj the G.E. cafeteria. SLnce July 1, a spokesman for the Fed Cross pointed out. McLean County has been running in debt to the Peoria Regional Blood Center. As of Sept 30. the county had used TjO pints of blood, had contributed only 445. i if 1 ir-N.. W "St". Child's Firmer General Electric Company plant . J will be the site of a Thursday visit Cll I DV LOOT of the Red Cross Bloodmobile-a ' CVIUOM (PNS- Jimmy visit with a 133 pint goal. j Hoffman. 9 month old son of Mr. "But," said Edward McCabe.jand Mrs. Harland Hoffman, was who is heading solicitation within reported Friday to be recovering the plant, "We're hoping for 175 satisfactorily after having one pints." j finger on his right hand nearly The hone, said officials, is severed Tuesday, based on the past solicitation rec- The child was crawling on the r?.,i nir;n ' kitchen floor when a door acci- . .v. "IK a , Y lit "When Knighthood Was in Flower," represented in the Halloween parade by Pete A. Divilbiss, 913 Broadway. Normal, stumped everyone except one of the 8,000 present at the big celebration. George Lohnes, 50.3 E. Olive St. was the only one to claim the cash prize before the 11 p. m. time limit. MASKED RIDERS Halloween Mardi Gras Drew Thousands io City and on the blood need in the country. In seven bloodmobile visits to the plant, G. E. workers have con tributed 1,303 pints to the blood bank. That's an average of 1S6 pints per visit, a large enough figure to put the seven visit total 327 pints over the combined quotas. Helping to swell ti.e G. E. blood donation total in past visits have been employees of McKnight &. McKnight Publishing Company and workers of the Nationwide dentally shut on his hand. He was treated at a physician's office. Ml .11. ..II. .1 I I Hugh Atwood, second from right, general chairman of the Normal Rotary Club's Halloween parade and judging contest Thursday night, talks over plans with Archie Edland, left, marshal; Perry Hackett, chief judge, and George Sperry, right, Normal recreation director. (Pantagraph Photo) Parades, Contests To Mark Halloween in Twin Cities Bloomington Celebration Set For Friday In Bloomington, Friday night will be the time for goblins and ghosts, spacemen and spirits, wraiths and witches. There! I be an old fashioned celebration of Halloween, spon- eored by the City of Bloomington. It will include a parade with costumed participants, a pie eating contest and a public dance. There'll be prizes for the participants and treats for the spectators. There'll also be something new In a hoop contest. PARADE ROUTE The parade is scheduled to start at 6:45 p. m. The dance is slated for 8:30 p. m. at the Miller Park Pavilion. The parade will form at Franklin Park. It will move west on Chestnut Street to Main Street, then south to Washington Street. It will loop the Courthouse ending In the 100 block of West Jefferson Street The parade will include at least two bands, the Municipal and the Bloomington High School groups. The costumed participants will pa rade with dry officials riding in convertibles and passing out candy to the spectators and the city's mobile units. The costume contest will be open to everyone. Prizes will total $50, with first place worth $15, second place $10, third place $5 and 20 honorable mentions: at $1 each. CONTESTS SET The costumed competitors will meet in the 100 block of West Jef ferson Street for the judging. Following the costume judging there will be hoop and pie eating con tests, with Don Massey serving as master of ceremonies. First prize In the pie contest will be $5. The best hooper will get $o, with second place worth $3. Music for the pavilion dance, which will be open to anyone, costumed or not, will be provided by the Stan Hurst band. A $5 prize will be awarded to the best danc ing couple. The Rae Ami Roberts School of Dance will give an intermission show at 10 p. m. The Banner Baking Co. has do nated $200 towards the prize money. By HAROLD THEISEN You can expect little people robed in colorful costumes to pop onto your porch this Friday. Children and even adults find Halloween a fascinating night during which the moon seems a bit brighter and the ordinary sounds of night take on other meanings. Halloween in Bloomington-Nor-mal has been celebrated for years, but perhaps the peak was reached In the '30s. Beginning in 1930, the Halloween Mardi Gras became tn annual affair, gaining in appeal each year despite the depression. By 1938, crowds had swelled to 25,000 and the festival attracted people from throughout Central Illinois. Bands, gay floats, and marching groups grew in size as the years passed. But the central figure of the parade, was a man It won't be hollow TTallovi-eAn 'ho rode a spirited horse and in the Town of Normal. went we vue oi tne "MasKea For the spooks will reign on RlleT-Halloween Eve (Thursday night) HE WAS THERE in Normal with the Normal Ro- Joe Donnelly. 54. 711 N. Lee St tary Club and the town's Recrea- remembers the 1938 parade. That tion Department combining to was the year Chief Tecumseh rode sponsor a communitywide parade, as the masked rider, daring the And there will be prizes for the people to cuess his identity. The best costumes and floats. masked rider that year is now a STARTS AT 7 P. M. machinist for the Gulf, Mobile & j t Ohio railroad Joe Donnelly. The parade is scheduled to start Recalling paradet Donnelly at the Cental School playground "Charlie Kirkpatrick members the parade as "Quite a i seas Normal Plans Thursday Night Observance i p. m. The parade will proceed m. ,ir m. dj bci.h rs down School Street to North you keJl a secret,. Street, then east to the public .T Rai 'Sure " ' rT a Ju, j Mr. Kirkpatrick gave him a uiu i keen look and said, "I want you as Broadway. to ride a horse in the parade and IT'S TODAY First day of Central Standard Time. Have you set your clock back? STURDY um Judging will be done on Broad- ccoj n T;nn way ueween Asa ana iorxn. me i.Tr rvmnoliv T-ior, hnm TrVe-L-! N" but his own horse was a little too u.v, iw. wxi- wild for the parade, so Mr. Kirk- ' . ,. . . . , . . patrick got him a spotted Indian The prize list totals $o0 uand 20 pony to ride. He was au. tickets to the Ncrmal Theater. ttentic jjidian costume to wear. There will be five divisions for pmTP RTTT TIFT?T. contest pumoses: the first erado PAWNEE BILL HERE and under: trades 2 thronrti "That was a real chiefs outfit 6th. 7rh and 8th trades: hlrfi I wore," he recalled. "It cost school, and Coats or combinations. about a hundred dollars. It had a Combinations will be two or inor. bonnet with feathers about two persons bandine tozether. feet long " he continued, "and Oh, it was grand ridin' In the parade, rKUL listeij the blowing the feathers First place will be worth $3, sec- and the pony stepping along. ond place $2, and third and fourth "There was a motorcycle in places one theater ticket. front of me, and the rest of the Entries In the float or combina- parade followed." He paused, then tion division must register with added, "Pawnee Bill was in that Normal Recreation Director parade too he's the one who rode George Sperry. Other contestants around with Buffalo Bill. I met don't need to register. him that night The U High and Normal Com- "You know," he reflected, "I munity High School bands will rode that pony for 34 hours. Aft- take part in the parade, as will erwards, I had to stand up to eat Sandy's Starlettes, a drum major- a sandwich. ette group. "Nowadays people just don't get In case of rain, the parade will out the way they used to," he be called off but the contests will mused. "They stay at home and be held at 7 p. m. in the Central watch TV. Those were hard days School gymnasium. in the '30s, but we had men like Pat Harkms, Lloyd Eyer and Logan Jurors To HearlSv"Kirkpatrick to keep Condemnation 5uit . . . A Regular $99.95 Value. 8 PCS. COWLETE IXCLUDEVG BEDDING What a wonderful buy for the children's room! 2 turdy twin beds finished in warm, rich honey maple , use separately or "bunk 'em." COMPLETE with 2 comfy mattresses, 2 resilient springs, guard rail and ladder. Buy now and save a nifty $30.07! LINCOLN (PNS) Petit jur ors are to report to Circuit Judge Frank S. Bevan at 9 a. m. Monday for trial duty. The first case on the docket Is the condemnation hearing of the Central Illinois Electric and Gas Company against T. A. Scully to ODtain ngnt oi way lor a power line. THERE TO HELP His parting remark indicated nostalgia for those days, ,"Vhen hard times come, there's always some great men rise up to help people out" In 1940, the Masked Rider was that feared pirate of the Atlantic, Captain Kidd; but in reality, Jer ry Welch. Today, Welch, 49, manager of the Welch Standard Serv- deal. There hasn't been anything around here like that in years." When asked how he had been picked to be the Masked Rider, he replied, "Charlie Kirkpatrick called me. He headed the parade. At that time, I rode horses quite a bit, and I guess that was one; reason he had me in mind." j Recalling the ride, he laughed ' saying, "I had & rough ride that night; someone had made the stirrups too short and the horse made quite a fuss." HALLOWED EVE Some of the customs surrounding Halloween have an Interesting background. Halloween has been coined from the words, "Hallowed Eve," set by Christians In prepa ration for All Saints Day, Many of the customs stem from the Druids, a Celtic religious group of teachers and priests who' lived in ancient Britain. On a certain day, the Druids would an-' nounce a religious ceremony to be held at midnight Bonfires were lit to attract the' attention of the gods, while theyi prayed for the dead. The belief was held that souls of good men were then reincarnated Into the; bodies of living men, while souls j of evil men found security in bodies of animals. When the blaze reached its height, the Druids took hold of a fellow priest and tossed him Into the flames. It was a risky business ! to attend such a meeting. Other! Druids roamed about the country-j side asking for contributions to' their gods. ADOPT CUSTOMS In 78 A.D., the Romans con quered Britain and crushed the Druids. However, certain customs: remained, later modified Into! Christian ritual. I Christians set aside the eve of All Saints Day as the time when persons in purgatory were sent to heaven. To light the way to heav-1 en, huge bonfires were lit These; fires also warded off evil spirits, who flew about to prevent the flight of souls to heaven. j Persons who left the fire to re-, turn to their homes In the dark, I were at the mercy of the evil spirits. They solved the problem by hollowing out pumpkins and turnips and placing lighted candles inside to frighten away witches and goblins. And that's how Jack O'Lanterns came about AMERICA ADDS COLORS Halloween costumes are usually colored orange and black. The ori-; gin of these colors is a distinct American contribution. Perhaps, the orange stems from the color; of ripe pumpkins, while the black; reminds one of witches robed In! dark capes. Today there is & growing effort on the part of Catholic and Pro-! testant churches to Invest Hallo-1 ween with a positive religious j meaning. Hundreds of Catholic j parishes will conduct special wor-i ship services on Halloween. j Children will come in costumes intended to represent patron saints. Instead of asking for "trick. or treat," they will collect money Perhaps the vandalism once associated with Halloween will become a thing of the past, and Halloween will again become an evening devoted to observance of religious ceremony. MARK THOSE GRAVES THIS FALL! See our larg and varied dla- 'J play of Marker .V--VKtS M. WALSH & SONS 600 Blk. W. Oliva, Bloomington Phono 2-6365 ft. " w If called on to serve In time of sorrow, rest assured we will do MORE, rather than less, than expected . . .that every confidence will be respected and faithfully guarded. BECK IIH:i.l:iMM!TiTTT3 1958 ice station, 626 N. Main St., re- for relief of hungry children over- V 1 i. Buy on Easy Payment. il A pZRfPj 'A uu J .. idi rlk i... "- " m m i yiruT mum OPEN MON- LEE L MEIS, OWNER TILL 9 P.M. 507-511 NORTH MAIN STREET Supporting UNITED FUND is a good thought for Sunday (... and every day!) "If we love not our fellow men whom we have seen, how can we love or serve God whom we have not seen?" To Care-Is to Share McLean County UNITED FUND SEASON 1958 the a ei Nor ma P present "The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker" directed by Ruth Jaeger Pee. omd Svh . fun packed comedy that was a Broadway Smash and "The Ponder Heart" directed by Eula O'Neill Feb. 5 Ii and Kh fast becoming one of America's best loved comedies Both Productions will be Presented at the lloomington Consistory Season... $3.00 Single Performance 1,80 AVAILABLE AT ROLAND'S, BIASI'S, THE GIFT MART OR CONTACT MRS. ALICE MULLIKEN PH. 2-1595 PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF A COMMUNITY PROJECT BY ROLAND'S OF BLOOMINGTON aaittfiaHtmaaMttai

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