Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 29, 1960 · Page 7
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June 29, 1960

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 7

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Wednesday, June 29, 1960
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29,1960 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Acts to Control An All-America Community Growth In Juvenile Our community is proud ei its growth . . .' 6i its industrial position ... of its high standard* oi living ... oi its cultural expansion ... of its homes, its churches, its schools, its currently expanding hospitals. Authorities in you,th behavior remind us that good schools and churches are important ior youth. They further state our youth heeds dynamic, dedicated organizations which provide an opportunity for recreation, sports, and social activities under adult guidance . . . an opportunity ior constructive rather than destructive use of leisure. They look to the Young Men's Christian Association for these pro- grams—especially in urban areas such as ours—because the YMCA has come to symbolize a community's concern for its youth. But today, our YMCA is threatened because its physical plant is outmoded, outgrowrv and out-worn. Since the present YMCA building was erected 53 years ago, its program of mental, physical, and morel development has strengthened thousands of our young people and kept them from the paths of delinquency. Now, more than at any time in its history, our YMCA is challenged to help mold the character oi boys and young men upon whom we must depend for leadership tomorrow. If can accomplish this objective only with adequate tools and physical plant; that is. a new YMCA building where an expanded program will benefit not only more boys, but our total community life. To provide for construction of the new YMCA, a capital fund campaign for $1.250,000 is underway. It requires courage to face this challenge. But we can and must pledge these funds if we are to keep pace with our other areas of growth, and if we are to appeal to our youth with our concern rather than our indifference to its needs. Campaign Advisory Committee Donold S. Bottom, M.D. A. Courtney Budd Thomas W. Butftr Louis Ji Butterworth Lloyd T. Carter 1 Harry L Cow Thomas J. Cox Phillmer W. Day Eckford J, deKoy Charlts 0. Ehlert, M.O. William C. Fairbanks John C. Fallen Edward P. Foeller Dudley F. Giberson Charles B. Godfrey A. Rudolph Green William C. Hombleton Nerl A. Hamilton. Victor G. Harrison Kenneth E. Humphrey, M.D. Robert C. Jodwin James B. Johnson Lawrence Keller jr. Rev. William R. Kimbrough Robert H. Levis, II William D. Luening Nick G. Maggos Hubert P. McCuistion, M.D. M. Ryrie Milnor Spencer T. Olin Edward N. Polen Marcus H. Sessel Wilbur R. L Trimpe C. Joseph Weaver jess A. Wilson SCOREBOARD TO DATE Subioriptiont received through June 28 total $400,000 or 327. of Campaign objective. Reports through July will be Announced ti received et ke«dqu*rten. Needed-Men and Women of Vision To Serve os Volunteer Workers-Coll HOword 5-4464 T

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