Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 23, 1960 · Page 10
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June 23, 1960

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 10

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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, JUNE 33, I960 War Stalled Development of YMC A (itlM «T « \ * fo **j»" ***** "« *** CMR w 1 uW oBBWlWro» ' Thoughts Of fMC* teftdtr* «fkin turned ytwt Bttt depression fatal their toll. In fttt *ee tf stwdfly mount. taff onto, by foR Y fttnds sought remained constant alter year. Because additional finds were not available, repairs were often postponed of delayed then, In 1938, Chwrtw H. Levis porchascd 12 tots on Broad* way, Jut east of the Lewis and Clark bridge entrance, and placed them in trust so that the YMCA might use them as a site i for a new building. Discussion of a building fund campaign followed, but no definite action was taken untl April, 1940. It quickly became apparent ThBy arranged a study H Jtaly of that year to reveal jhe typt of preparation condld" SWd enenttai for a successful raising effort. In February, 1999, they sought ne opinions of industrial and other community leaders, tt was agreed that spring of HMD was tie lofhsal time for a campaign This period was chosen because most hospital pledge — * _ * . penons. The flnt step in preparation for a campaign was selection of a xlte. Extensive examination of 1 property indicated the suitability of five acres Just south of the j Eunice Smith School on Henry street. This site was purchased' In tnld-Hf&B. City Planning Commission stud- 1 ies showed that this location! would be easily accessible from ; Anned Forces Manpower Repent Issued Rep. Metvin Price (D-11I.) today annotmtfed the release of his subcommittee's report on manpower utilization in the armed forces. Price Is chninman of the special subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee appointed to inquire into the utilization of manpower by the inUHtry depwfttiews. The Kfteommlttw was estabttflh- ed irt 1WI to determine the validity of charges made by rritlcs of the fJraft Act who maintained that ronttmiance of the induction provisions of fhe Univrnial Military Training and Service Act would rx> uftnercssary if military m«n- ixnver was fffectlvr-ly utilized. Although the subcommittee foumi numerous Instances of poor manpower utilization in the armed for- cet, the MbcmaniUee "WM amble to develop, during the course of Its iwniiry, any evidence which, wrtlfld Justify or that the more efficient uee of rfUtl- tary personnel would render un- nwwfwry enmiffliflffftn of the in- i duct ion provisions of UMTS." The subcommittee's report scorrs thr use of military personnel n« "sonants" to senior officers and warns that if this prac- 'tiff is not stopped, as a consequence of a new Department of Defense order, it recommends that a legislative prohibition be enacted by the Congrett. The stibrommttfw report aim strongly urges the establishment by fhe House Committee on Armed Services of a permanent subcommittee on manpower utilization "to continue the efforts" pursued hy the subcommittee. One-Hay Rater Lady .Tane Grey is tfie British queen of whom it Is said "she ruled for a day." She was nominal queen for 9 days and Is not counted as a queen by some authorities. fttmftg Streak Sugar Ray ftoMmon, aMr torn- ing professional boxer in 190, won straight bouts befofe Be was otrt-pohitM by Me UMotfc oft Feb. 5, 1M3. IN JUST II MfNUTIS r? YOU HAVI re fCRATCM YOUR ITCH— eczema, ringworm, > co. —Adv. til lUDOE MBAR BROAOWAf RO «-WW Telegraph Want Adi Dally at BIEDERMANS... SAVE as Never Before with GENERAL ELECTRIC that funds for a new building | the Belt Line and other soon to could not be obtained at that j be completed or Improved streets. time. So letters were mailed to j The question was raised, those who had made contribu-1 "Won't transportation be a prob- tions, offering them a full cashji em w h e n the YMCA moves to reftind or the opportunity to per-((hat location?" Analysis of Y " " ' " usage proves that most young mft diversion of their contributions into the Y building improve- people are driven to the existing ment account. All pledges were i building in family automobiles, canceled. I The Rev. William R. Klm- Dumg World War II, short-trough, YMCA Preside, says. ages and restrictions caused post-1 "We look upon the new site as ponement of building plans. Ini an asseti not a liability. When April, 1343, the YMCA reported j children disembark from cars a $5,000 deficit. It borrowed !at the present YMCA. they are from a bank to meet this ob- i ia ble to step out into heavy Ugation. With the permission of Charles H. Levis, the YMCA ultimately cold its Broadway property traffic. At the new YMCA there will be wide driveways, free parking space, and less traffic. In addition, transportation will to various interested part ies. i be furnished by the YMCA — if Under terms of agreement with the need develops — for those members of the Levis family. this money is held in trust for| mun jties." who' live in more distant corn- construction of a new building. In the late 40's and early 50's. it became necessary to spend large sums for repair of the old Before the campaign began, floor and site plans were prepared by the YMCA area building and furnishings service. A building. In 1948, the boiler re- loca | architect will be engaged quired extensive rehabilitation, to develop further plans. Rewiring, painting walls and exterior trim, resurfacing shower room floors, retillng the pool, reinforcing the gymnasium floor, repairing plumbing, and the like helped keep the building in use. Cost of these repairs was met by the YMCA without a campaign for funds. But in 1954, the Y received an $8,000 loan from the Community Chest. The need was obvious. The building's wall had begun to collapse, and extensive work was required to keep it in one piece. The Board of directors, with counsel from area YMCA executives, considered complete refurbishing of the existing structure. Best estimates revealed, however, that several hundred thousand dollars would be required for refurbishing, and still the YMCA would have a 53- year old building. After careful study and deliberation, it was determined to| construct a new YMCA. Board members started preparation for a capital fund effort. But in 1957, they recognized the imperative needs of our three hospitals, and agreed to delay a YMCA campaign until the hospitals had completed their drive. As early as 1958, YMCA officers consulted with professional. Under the leadership of Dudley F. Giberson, general chairman, and Dr. Hubert P. McCuistion, vice chairman, the campaign is now under way. The community is challenged today, as it was challenged in 1907 and 1914, to provide the funds required to make a new YMCA here a reality. The Telegraph's report of t h P 1907 YMCA campaign could still be applied today, "(The community) needs just such a work as this, and it is now within her grasp. She needs to reach out and take it, to enjoy all its advantages and benefits. What does it mean? It means everyone must get busy. It is no child's play to make this thing go. It means hard work — not by a few, but by many. Don't wait. Now is the lime. Get busy and make good." TRADE-IN PLAN NO TRICKS! NO GIMMICKS! You get Actual Trade-In Value, NOT just a token allowance because we actually NEED your old refrigerator for our Bargain Outlet Store customer. We recondition and guarantee them! Take advantage & SAVE! NO MONEY DOWN YOUR MONEY BACK IN 30 DAYS Biederman's Dependable-quality gives you Hits Guarantee if net completely satisfied with Biedermans Quality • Values! 10-cu.ft. 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