Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 20, 1960 · Page 14
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 14

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, June 20, 1960
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Windmills Of Old Described Days By JOlt* W. Attfcff Southern Ittttroifl irirtvwnrtty The landscape of southern Illi- inois constantly changes. Among once familiar objects thai have almost vanished are farm time there windmill*. At one were hundreds of these that hammered, scraped and rattled away as they spun merrily around to troughs and tanks. fill water New Bethalto Pastor Feted BETHALTO - The Rev. Frank Marshall and family were guests Sunday at a dinner sponsored by members of the First Baptist Church to welcome him as new pastor of the church. Prior to coming to Bethalto the Rev. Marsha!) served with the Home Mission BoWd of the Southern Baptist Convention as missionary in the Chicago area. Members of the Bethalto Church also observed special Fathers Day services Sunday during the morning service. Tes- MONDAY, JUNE 20, Growing Birth Melt Between 1940 Mid 1957, to number of cMldltn ftBTB to U.S. families where the husband In under 20 years of age rose from 40,000 to 106,000, an tacttaw of Plane Wreckage \m per cent. Salvage Crews Remove Jet It Is doubtful if a score of itimony on the worth of the Chris- these mills remain working in!** 8 " tower w « s # ven both in JERSEYVILLE-Salvagc crews from McDonnell Aircraft Corporation Friday removed the wrecked Jet planes which fell in Jersey and Greene counties the morning ofj June 8. Two men died in the collision of the planei and two parachuted to safety. The wreckage of the Jets was strewn over a wide area in northeastern Jersey County. The men who died in the crash were Mark A. Mitchell, test pilot for McDonnel and Ronald L., radar operator. IllUSn Ilim.^ icilinili Mnnnnid ni i *=* - * r-^.i^ln all the area now. Here and there.'the morning and evening wrv.j State polirr and Jersey County (officers threw a safety barricade rirotinri thr arrjv following the REPAIRS Aff RAIL CROSSING Work Is under way on Plus* street, fot smoother driving by motorists— near W. Broadway, replacing the road- Staff Photo, bed under the OM&O tracks to make John F. Beiermann Named Jersey Deputy JERSEYVILLE - Appointment of John F. Beiermann of Fidelity as a special deputy sheriff was made the past week by Sheriff Howard Perdun. Beiermann assumed his duties Area Lawyers To Attend State Bar Meeting Nearly 2.000 Illinois lawyers I arc expected to attend the IUi- late last week. Samuel L. Xanders. From Ed- wardsvllle, Harry C. Armstrong, John D. Morrisey Jr., Earl L. Vuagniaux. From Carrollton, Jack A. Alfeld, Jack McDonald, Robert H. Mehrhoff, William G. Vogt. An Economic Institute, the first of its kind ever held, svill nois State Bar Association's 84th | bp conducted simultaneously for iannual meeting which gets tin- the purpose of discussing the a vine-covered slender iron tow- ices ' nr with remnants of a uteel-blad- Close Bible School ed wheel or vane dropping from; BETHALTO - Commence-,crash until supplemented by air its top shows where another mill! ment sen-Ices for children who'force and army personnel. is rusting away. Sometimes, the'attended vacation Bible school Hartshorn Family Here long lift-rod still dangles abovi at the Assembly of God Church j E RSEYVILLE—Mrs. Robert L. all that remains of a useless pump. Towers and wheels of ;wood have already rotted away. ___________ "Why SHOULDN'T the Simpsons know all my stories! ***** the appearance of gas- backwards by this time? That's the way you tell theml'M'^r"" " Banquet Fetes Unit 9 Pupils in Young People at Swim Program Bethel Church __!_ i electrification, windmills served as sources of power for various 'purposes. They were used to were held Friday at the church. Children displayed items and handiwork made during Bible class sessions. Sunday a special Father's Day program was under the direction of Mrs. Donald Flack. Bethalto Notes Hartshorn nnd three sons. Gilbert, Don and Tom. who have been residing in Cambridge. Mass.. while Petty Officer Hartshorn was based in Brooklyn, N.Y., arrived Friday evening for a two months' visit here with Mrs. Hartshorn's• A , ^ ,„ BETHALTO - Ted Scott of mother. Mrs. C. M. Meek and saw lumber grind grain and o1 32l Bratmer St.. a representa- , h h , f , rM(y officer operate machines as we 1 as o |tivc ^ thp minol , Pest control who js „ |m ; mhpr of pump water. The first ^ i Equipment Co.. attended a four- ( . r uss Tka js on ;were large ones with wheels 40 to; dfiy ( . onvf , nt jon recently in Little ;60 fpot across. These larger mills, Rock Ark Scott represents the! I PIASA - Pupils, of Unit 9, oflwi wer . e placet | „, the top of^ompanv in sxsta.PC including" ft(1 .schools who^have completed, the buildings mounted on . track i nlino V Missouri . Kentucky, crinsf and his to der way Wednesday, June 22. at economic problems of lawyers. jWaukegan. The convention will! Adlai E. Stevenson, Liberty- last three days. iville, former Illinois governor Among those who have made and two-time Democratic presl- advanee registrations to attend jare six Alton area attorneys: John B. Cdppinger, Hillary H. dential candidate, will be the principal speaker. Stevenson, a member of the 1SBA for 24 Panoramic windshields For All Cars. We Install windahlclds and car windows quickly. LYONS Glass Co., 3400 Belle. Dial HO 2-2731 Hallett, A. Alan Hart, Karl K. yeBrs - will'address the lawyers Hoagland. John W. Hoefert, and! al 7 " 50 p ' m - Tnur s dfl y in the Wuukegan High School West Campus auditorium. Gov. William G. Stratton and Mortimer Singer, president ol the Lake County Bar Assn., will welcome the delegates with speeches at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the newly-constructed Illinois Beach State Park lodge Lowest Possible PrlcM. Double Baile Stamp* UU Your Rortnr to (nil IJt We Deliver. 1ft RFXilNIKKGI) PHAKMAI ISIS five Convenient Locations. Prompt, Accurate Service. Freshest. Purest Stocks. TtrnJE, Telegraph Want Ads "CLICK" Bead Telegraph Want Ads Dally' PAL ALL YOUR BILLS IN OXE PLACE BUDGET SERVICE 821 East Broadway HO 0-3118 We Reserve The Right To Limit Quantities 1862 E. Broadway, 510 Delmar 337 E. NATIONAL'S MONDAY TUESDAY And WEDNESDAY VALUES! PRICES GOOD THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22nd Crisp, Tender, Solid ICEBERG LETTUCE Lorqt Head 15 The finest Salads start with National's Lettuce Extra Fancy, Fine Slicing TOMATOES 2 49c Cur from Fresh Young Tender leef. Sinews removed, sliced. BEEF LIVER _* : 3_9_' I National's 100% Guaranteed I • Miekelberry's Finest Grade, I I 1 I Smoked Link, Cello>Wrapped i . SLICED BACON 11 POUSH SAUSAGE I | . I PIUSBURY OR BALLARD BISCUITS WITH COUPON MEDORA - Young people of th< Lf PlCO " d f rade , are eli ? ibk ' to jnnd made to rotate about a largeJTennessee.'Arkansas and Knns-j thel Baotist Chu'rch were ^'P 3 '* <"» *?'TIL ** «nta,l mast. This allowed them',,. Bethel Baptist Church were guests at H banquet Friday evening in the church basement, which was served by the Builders class. The program opened with the "'welcome" by Mrs. Tom Ryder, after which choruses were led by the Rev. Everett Chambers. Herschel Chandler sang a solo. to be turned by hand and kept, j,Iiss Mildred Belangee return- pointed into the wind. A mill of| ed to Chicago after visiting her this type, built on the site of an parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold earlier one hi restored Williams- Belangee of Bethalto. Miss Beburg. Va., still operates regu-jj angeei W |io is employed with Prophesies of Bethel area gr*j — » " { — — gram to be conducted at Carl In ville in July. Buses will run on July 5 through 8 and July 11 through 13 to transport youngsters who plan to take advantage of the program. A fee of 30 cents per day wilf be charged for the _' , ... , _ . , ' The first of these large mills' The buses will leave Brighton ; of record at noon. Shipman at 12:20, Plain- jview at 12:40, Piasa at 12:20, Ale- Long _• will Hartshorn family were guests of Mrs. Hartshorn's cousins. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Junkins in Holyokr, Mass. Mrs. Junkins was formerly Miss Mary Jo White of Jerseyvillc. larly, grinding grist. First at Jamestown duates were read hy Sharon Gross and Barbara Plato. The area graduates were Tossie was built at Jamestown in 1620. | Another one was at New Ams-| Shucks, A Gusher : Delata Air Lines, was aecom- GILBERT, Ark. (AP> - Donald) P !!!! d .° n thP '' etU !' n TI^Jl!!'! Blair, a farmer, drilled two wells! ing one 50-year period, more! looking for water. Hr found it oni than six and a half million of|the second try. The first well! these mills were made and sold, I struck oil. at 12:45. The swim program will be conducted by the Macoupin was Smith Hers oh el McKlnney. ; Cm||)1 a ter o{ Aniei : j( . an Red «* Jean Reynolds and Frankie Loy.' " r Remarks were by Patty 'Johnson and David Bowker. The R"v. Jolm PlunkiHt, pastor of| Mrs . Milford Ryan attended the the AJsey Baptist Church, spoke, funeral of J.B. Keplinger In terdanv (New York) about 1630.' i Southern Illinois knew al least ! a! ! }f these larger mills. at Waterloo, built at «...,. Youhfu t i t- ' _ t h e Ka fls- j g (o Chicago for several weeks. Itime a town was founded. A I second one was at Teutopolis Saturday the young people worked cleaning the Pruitt Cemetery. The week's activities closed Sunday evening, when they attended services in j Cross. InaTr^ch, Mrs. Eva KelUmd!" ear Efflngham. erected by the German group which settled there shortly after 1840. The Teutopolis mill stood about where St. Joseph's Seminary Waverly Friday. He was the father of Mrs. George Wilton of) a body. Initiation Ceremonies idown by a bicycle. MEDORA - The regular! . Mrs. Marvin Sarginson meeting of Medora Eastern Star j opened a beauty parlor in her Chapter will be held Tuesday j home, southeast of Jerseyville. evening at Masonic Hall. Candidates will be initiated. Medora Notes MEDORA—Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Wilton, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Wilton. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wilton, Mrs. Rosa Wilton, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Gilworth. J. W. Rob. inson, Mrs. F. F. Hunt, Mrs. VACATION AND HOLIDAY SILVER DOLLAR DRY CLEANING SPECIAL THIS WEEK 909 E. Broadway 2012 State St. 226 E. Elm 436 N. Wood River Ave. clined. and only 10,000 mills were made, The use of windmills in creased for a brief time when radios needing six-volt "A" bat teries came along; wind generat ors were used to charge them. Then a new crop of small mills appeared on poles and on short masts on top of houses. With rural electrification these disappeared. Only in isolated places and on lonely sea islands does one now catch a glimpse of such whirring generators. Except for the arms-waving speaker that some term "windmills," an institution has virtu- Friday evening from Carlinville reand ir7egu]a7 winds"haM*i ally Appeared. Even the hu- Area Hospital where he recently capped such m f lls |man windmill seems to be losing underwent minor surgery. Thc larger whee i s were llke 8 round - Medora. Mrs. Matie Peebles is confined to her home by injuries was later built. These had large ' sail - covered ^ fget Qr more across i sustained when she was knocked has Each was built to saw lumber jand grind grain. There may have been others of their kind in the region, but they never did become popular. Watermills .„ „ . . , , were more efficient and easier Bill Fncker returned home to build More0 ver, obstructing! Miss Lillian Wood is home from Decatur to spend the summer with her mother, Mrs. Nancy Wood. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cramer and family, Indiana, Mr. and Mrs. those in Holland where they first were in, use shortly after the year 1100. These were patterned after those used in Persia and China, perhaps 2000 years ago. For several centuries they were CLEAN Joe Alward and Mrs. Mari,ej a ma j n S0 urce of power. Even Lewis and Mary Jo were guests so - ( tney were „ 0 t always wel- Friday evening of Mr. and Mrs.! come . x ne ancient craft guilds Leo Scott. ' O f Holland opposed their use, in-| Mrs. Hope Chism returned!gisting that they would displace^ home Thursday evening frorrt | workmen. Champaign where she attended; Wu ,dinills In Holland a three-day citizenship confer-, When , he mi ,, s were found use . ence of the Illinois Home Bur- ful jn p umpin g wate ,. f rom the ! eau Federation. coastal marsh-lands and shallow: Miss Vella Wood, who has iSeas behind ^ e dikes they were been here this week, returned to readily accep ted. They became Bloomington Friday. so popular, in fact, that once Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cramer and tnere were 8i ooo of these huge family, Rockville, Ind., who ar- : i mp ] ements running in Holland rived Thursday evening for a .alone. In the 100 years beginning visit with her mother, Mrs.'with 1600, an average of more Marie Lewis, left Sunday morn-'t| ia n 40 acres a day was re- jing to return home. Mrs. Lewis claimed from the sea and added ;and daughter, Mary Joe, ae- to the farmlands of that coun- .eompanied (hem home for a try. Most of their windrnills have i visit. been replaced with diesel motors, but many mills — some i hundreds of years old — still pump water over the dikes. With- I out its windmills much of the 1 romance of the country would | be gone and Holland would [hardly he Holland. The smaller mills that once dotted the landscape of the Midwest were our contribution to the us^ of windpower. The success of these unattended mills was nuiilc possible by an inven- .tion of Daniel Halladay in 1836. : His arrangement automatically {kept the mill pointed into the wind and "feathered" the wheel to control its speed. After the end of the Civil War. the windmill business in America prospered. | Industry Declined I It was these smaller mills that; ! pumped water for livestock on I thousands of farms and ranches' [of the central United States. !T!H\\ wore as common as cow- ibo.vs on western ranches. Dur- Adulti "JOc if Kiddies Free Together on One Big Show! Week Day§ Continuous from 7 P.M. Sun. Continuous from 1 P.M. Xo Parking Problems at Roxana TONITE Kenneth More, Dana Wynter "SINK THE BISMARCK" Cinemascope 9:19 Ann Birth. Edmond Purdom "THE STUDENT PRINCE" Color—Cinemascope 7:27 SELECTED SHORTS Your Favorite Family Drive-In STARLIGHT Box Office Oaens at 7:0 Tonite Thru Sat. GARY TONY GRANT-CURTIS FOR ANY 2 GARMENTS NEATLY CLEANED AND PRESSED FOR THE PRICE OF I BOX STORAGE $3.96 Any 5 Shirt* LauRfsrri . . . 11.00 FOR LIMITED TIME ONLY FREE NOK UP JUST-RITE CLEANERS 601 W. St Uuif Ave. EM! Alto* Phmtt Clinton 4-202S BEL*AIR CO > I I I IK 6 OPEN 7:M — STAR! —LAST NITIi. 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MATINEE ONLY -1:30 PRINCESS iiiui nni in m fin, COME EARLY! KIDDIES'SUMMMER FUN PARTY 2 HOURS OF Good Entertainment! Cartoons Galore ^^^^•"•^ IJ|9^p^P^*^ H ^*' "LlltM Riteali" •— ANO — — "3 STOOGES" COMEDIES! Come Earty — Doors Open I P.M. CXTRA! 110 iUft»UIISIS! ******* ..... .................. *~~T"" ***

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