Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 22, 1960 · Page 3
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, June 22, 1960
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1960 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH William P. Fowler of Bellvietc Burglary Sends World Traveler Back To Replace Pictures Taken by Thieves By OKOBOE LEtOHTY Telegraph Staff Writer BELLV1EW - William P. Fowler. 36, world traveller and lecturer by avocation, recently sold his personal belongings at an auction and announced plans to embark on a sixth world tour. Fowler is a philosophical man and revealed off-handedly that hr proposes to replace a mass of photographs and color slides that were taken from his home m-ar here in a February burglary. Household goods valued ai S4.000 also departed with the burglars. To Fowler, who Is as much at home In Turkey as he is In the United States, the pictures were of greater moment than the $4,000 in merchandise. Residents of this Calhoun County community have come to look upon Fowler as something of a mystery figure, what with comings and goings—the goings often being prolonged. It costs money to transport oneself in any degree of comfort all the way around the world, pausing momentarily in a score of countries. Modest Killing The fact is, Fowler, a native of Bell view, moved to Jacksonville, 111., with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. William F. Fowler, while his father was superintendent of the veteran's division of Jacksonville State Hospital for 17 years. This put the son out of touch with the local scene and it was not locally known that he had made a modest cleaning in war surplus products after World War n. Be that as it may, Fowler set off on his first world tour in 1954. He spent a little time in Air Cooling Saves District SLOW Cost* An investment hi air conditioning will save me Alton Board of Education nearly $1.000 in operating costs this year, according to Dr. J. B. Johnson, superintendent of schools. Dr v Johnson said the air conditioning system installed In the board's headquarters three years ago already has paid for itself and this summer will produce dividends in the form of savings on salary expenses. "Nearly $1.000 will bp saved." he said. Johnson pointed out that before T think." he says. Fowler advises people who travel on a modest budget to steer clear of Paris, France. "It's too expensive. A week of It is about all I can stand." Fowler describes Indonesia as the world's worst. "Living conditions are bad," he says, "the black market handles everything and they won't let you take any sum of money into the country. You have to change to Indonesia money, then you I can't rhanse it back to American money." Fowler says he has experienced difficulty abroad only once. Thai, was in Egypt during some demonstrating and he felt the better part of judgment was to depart—which he did. He plans to leave the United States on his sixth junket within two months, maybe a month, he says. This time he will go to Hawaii by plane, take a ship to Japan and move on around the world. SELLING OUT Photo taken at recent auction in which William P. Fowler of Bellview, Calhoun County, sold such household goods as were not taken in a February burglary. The loot consisted, in part, of pictures Fowler made 17 countries, came home with! "" five world tours. He plans to take off again on a ! globe-circling trip to replace the photos used principally in connection with travel lectures.—Staff Photo. the opinion that anybody who is willing to behave decently and extend politeness to others could get along in any country, live in any society. This opinion was confirmed during four less extensive forays Fowler subsequently made over the face of the globe. It isn't that he has no preferences. Asked where he would most like to live, given a choice, he replied, "Germany, first, Holland, second, and Ireland, third." He hastened to add, "That is, if I couldn't live in the Eldrod ELDRE1>—Mr. Mid Mrs. Dem- aM Brysirt §nd MM, Erie and Dennis, have returned from a 10-day trip. They visited Mrs. Bryant's brother and sister-in- law, Mr. and Mr». Leo Hen- drtckson at Phoenix, Ariz., and with their niece, Ml«s Prances Vlnyard, at Tucson. They visited other points of Interest including Pike's Peak and in Old Mexico. Mrs. Jennie Jones and daughter, Eileen of Alton, were Saturday callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Jones. Mr. and Mrs. Oren Shuler spent Sunday in Belleville with their aunt, Mrs. D. A. Todd. Mrs. Sam Camerer and son, Robert, spent Monday In Alton and visited with her sister, Mrs. the building was air conditioned the board had to hire several extra employes during the summer to help the regular staff complete its work. "The installation of summer cooling and dehumidifying equipment enabled our full-time staff of 10 people to work more efficiently and complete the necessary reports, budgets and teaching contracts on time without hiring extra girls," Johnson said. This fall, Alton will have two air conditioned elementary schools. A complete cooling system has been installed in the ll-room Eunice Smith School which was built in 1958. The new Gilson Brown School, which opens this fall, was air conditioned at the time of construction. Cost of the new school was about the same as the Eunice Smith School, but it will provide two additional classrooms because it was designed around a system for climate control. Fowler says, had the Russians 1 border. "That's changed now, on the ropes. That would have! been the time to eliminate the! Russians as a menacing power, f Fowler contends. i All this is so much water under the bridge today. Fowler admits. He says now that the Russians, since they have become the dominant power they are today, are much different! than pictured by American j propagandists. He was in Rus- ! ENTERS CONTEST Mark Steven, age 2, son of the Don Van- creases, 2703 Benbow, Alton, 111., has entered his photo In the "CUTEST CHILD SEARCH." Judging Is by the Screen Children's Guild Agency of Hollywood. There are over $50,000.00 in cash and merchandise awards. 338 awards are allocated for Alton area children. 'The contest is sponsored by RISSI STUDIO, 213 W. THIRD ST.. ALTON. Come In or phone HO 5-5.112 for details to enter your child. United States." sia in 1959, says he went any- Must Live Together i P lace he « nose ' moved about at _ . , u 41 will, took pictures wherever he Fowled- makes no bones about) .,_;._ ..„_/. ,„.,.,.,, his preference for the American [ so many wonderful styles Edward Evara. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Griffith and daughter, Chert, attended a family dinner Father's Day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Max Griffith at Fieldon. Others present were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Griffith and son of Carrollton; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Griffith Jr. and family of Palmyra; Mrs. Lois Oooke and Miss Melha Nolan of Jerseyville: Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Berline of Hlllview and Mrs. Eileen Klrbach of St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Howell and son of Jerseyville visited Sunday evening with Mrs. Howell's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Borman. Sunday guests in the Borman home were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Perry and daughters of St. Louis. Dale Martin and Jerry Van- dersand of Carrollton and Tommy Shaw went to Springfield Sunday to attend Boy's State. They were taken there by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bryant. Bryant is the commander of the Eldred Legion Post. Mr. and Mrs. Bryant also visited at the Howard Pitt home. Miss Donna Griffith spent the weekend with Miss Beverly Ivers of Hill view. Mr. and Mrs. Byrl McGlasson and Mrs. Artie Howard of Winchester visited Sunday with Alsey Smith at his home in Glasgow. Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hendrickson were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hendrickson of St. Louis. Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Davidson were: Mr. and Mrs. John Davidson and family of White Hall; Mr. and Mrs. Lyndell Smith and daughter of Carrollton, and Mrs. Lynwood Anfnfhelr Jtt CINCINNATI (AP) - Ed Mason, FBI agent-in-charge of the southern Ohio area tells of therie new laws that the FBI has been asked to enforce; Only one-armed persons can carry a switchblade knife across a state line; wild horses- cannot t» shot from a moving vehicle; tt is illegal to transport acrdss a state line a refrigerator that cannot be opened from the inside, and it Is illegal to use a replica of Smoky Bear. (Smoky Bear is the insignia of the U.S. Forrestry Service.) France and children of Godfrey. Miss Bernice Koster of St. Louis spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Koster. Mr. and Mrs. Gus Bechdoldl of Alton; Mr. and Mrs. LJoyd Ussery and their daughter, Mrs. Avon Dilks and children, all of Jerseyville, were Sunday visit ors of Mrs. Cecil Bechdoldt. Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Benner and daughters of Jacksonville were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Benner. Mr. and Mrs. Ward Ivers and family of Manchester spent Father's Day with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Benner. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Flatt have returned from a two weeks vacation with Mr. and Mrs. Orson Flatt of Houston. Minn. Flatt was on vacation from his duties on the Kumpsville' ferry. WALLPAPER MONTICELLO OOLOR CENTER Montlcello Plaza. Godfrey way of life, but thinks this country should let up on its propaganda against Communism. "Communism is here to stay! Right? Capitalism is here toi chose and was never 01 even questioned. molested "Once I, even took photographs of a column of tanks moving through 1 the streets. Nobody objected." Fowler admits he takes the' stay! Right?"Since that is:the case, they must learn to live together, not fight each other," Fowler asserts. Fowler thinks the States muffed its big when it sided against Germany I broad view. To him. as far as the general working population is concerned, Communism and; capitalism would mean exactly United i the same tning - " Tne same peo ~' , pie woutf pick the apples, work: in the mills, run the factories,"! in World War n. The Germans, 4O-MM* DAY TllPf Fowler says. I "But me, I couldn't stand it," | Fowler says. "The first thing | they'd do is give me a regular I job—and T couldn't stand that." | Fowler wenl on to say that ai basic flaw in the Communistic; countries' is the lack of incentive. 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