Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 29, 1960 · Page 16
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 16

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, June 29, 1960
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ALTON JWffctINO TELEGRAPH with New Look ua The Chautauqua «wtaimlng eently renovated and mcder re- supplied with water from a new Old Days Cone But Tales of Rigors Remain POOL well system. In former days water for both the pool and for drinking came from a still-active spring. CHAUTAUQUA - The dia tnond jubilee of New Plasa-Chau teuqua is being "celebrated thi year with many«o utstanding events scheduled throughout th season to commemorate the 75th anniversary of this resort. Special committees and a hoS of individuals have worked since the close .of the 1959 season tc complete plans for celebrating the occasion. Many former residents are ex pected to return for a visit this summer because today's Chau tauqua is the composite of all the influences left by earlier Chautauquans. Chautauqua has not survivec for three quarters of a century because it is a pleasant, beauti fill spot easily accessible front large centers of population in the middlewest. Had it been jus that, commercialism would hav< WANTED AH Tfce tuf» You Hove Let u» Mil all yo\ir houiehold> In- •ects tueh as waterbuse, roach 1 ei, tUverfteh. motlte and ko forth. This ii not a spray, or mist. It's new. safe, efficient and nontoxic. Call DUdley 4-9877 or Clinton 4-4200 for a free estimate ALL WORK GUARANTEED FOQ-RITE EXTERMINATING GO. FLOYD WILLMAN operators lestroyed it yean ago. Chautauqua-thrives today because it was ounded on and has maintained religious and cultural standards deeply rooted in Christian- ty. 11-Week Season rn Illinois Sunday School con- erence and the St. Louis Minis- erial Association, both of the Methodist Church, with Instructions to select a site for a West- m Chautauqua, modeled after the Chautauqua Assembly on Today its 11-week season lea- ures church services every Sunday of a non-denominational na- ure and Sunday school and Thursday evening chapel »erv- s in addition to wholesome athletic activities and a busy recreational program. New Piasa - Chautauqua was founded as a Methodist camp meeting of the Piasa Bluffs Assembly. History relates that a group of ministers traveling by mat up the river from Alton in search of a likely spot for the Assembly, came upon the valley nestled between the Piasa bluffs and, exploring it, discovered the spring and agreed upon the area as their Assembly meeting place. How well they chose is reflect ed today because the spring is still flowing forth its pure, cool refreshing water. The valley and hillsides are still verdant with lative trees, ferns, and wild- lowers, and the air which draws through the valley from the upland plains .on its way to the open country beyond the river, still cools the valley on sum' mer nights. Opened In 18M Seventy-five years ago on Aug 25, 1885, the Piasa Bluffs Chau tauqua Assembly opened its doors with a one-week program The program was religious with sermons morning and evening on two Sundays, Bible stud: each week-day morning, prayer meetings each night and a few testimonial meetings. There .were no cottages, just a few tents; no electric lights o power, just coal oil lamps and stoves; no swimming pool, jus the Father of Waters at its door step. The site-selecting committe had been appointed by the South Lake Chautauqua, N. Y. One of the members of this committee was the Rev. F. M. Van Treese fad He has been quoted as saying, that "about the irst of July, 1886,'the commit- ees met, chartered a boat in Alton, and went,uj>.the river to see the famous spring they had leard about." Ideal Location The committee thought the location ideal for the purpose, hen proceeded to buy the land from a Mrs. McCairn. They then organized the Piasa Bluffs Assembly and. sought a charter or a Western Chautauqua. This Chautauqua is now the second oldest Chautauqua in the world with an organized pro- REPORT OF CONDITION OF THE BETHALTO NATIONAL BANK of Bethalto in the State of Illinois, at the close of business on June 15, 1960. Published in response to call made by Comp troller of the Currency, under Section 5211, U.S. Revised Statutes. T ASSETS 1. Caeh, balances with other banks, including reserve balance, and cash items in process of collection $ 459,398172 2. United States Government obligations, direct and guaranteed ,.. 1,017,869.54 3. Obligations of Slates and political subdivisions.. 236,408.95 4. Other bonds, notes, and debentures 60,409.97 ADAMS RESIDENCE Mr. and Mrs. Joe Adams of Alton, shown here on the lawn of their summer home, are among the considerable number of Altonians who spend sum- 'Staff Pho mers at Piasa Chautauqua, The Adams residence is a modem departure from the old type of resort construction.— oto. cool night .breezes and a pastoral daytime atmosphere which mark the place today — but they also had to contend with discomfort during rain and wind. Interesting episodes revolve around an association. - owned electric power plant. This provided enough power to light, approximately one electric bulb to a residence. Daytime hours .were set for ironing and half of the summer inhabitants ironed during one period, the other half during the second. Violators fouled up the whole thing. Nobody's iron wouicTget hot enough to take the wrinkles out of a piece of cheesecloth. Picture Faded Away At night the operation of a CHAUTAUQUA — Homecoming weekend will be observed here for three days starting SaH urday and a host of former ^Mi- 5,100.00 5. Corporate stocks (including $5,100.00 stock of Federal Reserve bank) 6. Loans and discounts (including $200.81 overdraft*) 888,673.41 7. Bank premises owned $14.298.77, furniture and fixtures $21,233.88 35,530.65 (Bank premises owned are subject to $ -0- liens not assumed by bank) 8. Real estate owned other than bank premises.... U. Other asset* 4.195J5 The Piasa Bluffs Chautauqua Assembly grew and prospered torn the beginning and attracted large crowds with a summer program featuring not only ma- great preachers and evange- ists but outstanding Americans such as William Jennings Bryan, Billy Sunday, Gypsy Smith and Richard Hobson. In addition there were entertainers who followed the Chautauqua circuit of those days. | In 1903 William Sauvage of Alton formed a company to build a swimming pool. In the same year , the Chautauqua Inn was built in what is now known as Flint Park. Ton* Brown, still in the service of Chautauqua, wall a consulting engineer on both projects. Later the Inn burned and was not replaced and Mr. Sauvage sold the pool to the Chautauqua Association. In 1957 the old pool was replaced by a new modern sanitary pool costing $50,000. New Corporation In 1908 the Chautauqua Association encountered financial difficulties and it looked as if it would be forced to cease op- erections. However Christian Bernet and a committee of Chau- tauquans raised the necessary $15,000 to pay off the accumulated indebtedness by selling 150 shares of stock for $100 per share and organized a new corporation. The New Piasa Chautauqua, to carry on. The early days of the resort and Chautauqua development were marked 1 by some of the rigors of pioneering. Adults, who frequented the place with their parents as children, recalled this picture machine was most precarious. The show would be under way when, on occasion, some ^ culprit would plug in an electric iron. The picture on the screen would fade to a mere shadow and a delegation would have to rush from house to house and locate the offender and demand that the iron be unplugged. Today, in contrast, with commercially-supplied power, the Piasa Chautauqua Plans Weekend Homecoming supply is abundant and a full- scale ultra-modern movie is shown nightly. Today there are 128 cottages, spacious auditorium, memorial chapel, paved roads, concrete sidewalks, modern -electric and sewerage and water systems, a cinemascope movie projector, hotel, store, and many other modern conveniences. Officers of the Association this year are: Harold Colbert, president; Joseph A. Meteel Jr., vice president and treasurer;, Walter F. Griesedieck, secretary; Fred H* BernetS; assistant treasurer, and I. H. Streeper Itf, omh'sel. \Other board members are: Dr. E. B. Drescher, Cf. J. Jacoby, Jose|h L. Rain, Kenneth Schulenburg and Joseph Voss. dents and friends of present residents are expected to visit the resort to renew acquaintances. Major activities will get under way with a community sing and movie, "Rally Round the Flag Boys," Saturday evening at 8:15. Following the movie a costume dance will be held at the Riverfront • Pavilion 'sponsored by the Men's Club. The theme -of the 1 dance, will be "The Spirit of 1885." ' Sunday's program calls for church school at 9:45 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. with Bishop Ivan Holt as guest minister, and a barbecue supper and picnic at 5 p.m. with food served by the Men's Club. , 6n;,lndlpendence Day the balloon ascension contest in Flint Park ( is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., w$th all Chautauquans and guests, enter. Carnival games will follow and a ttSTRATlON WILDING Administration building, which also the 75-year-old spot has "fleeted. houses post office at Ptasa Ohautanqoa, it became a resort area back hi tip was constructed along lines designed to 1880's. preserve the summer resort atmosphere Two Deaths Believed Murder-Suicide ST. LOUIS (AP)—A young man and woman were found shot to death Tuesday in what police termed an apparent murder- suicide. The victims were Armond Turnbow, 20, and Mrs. Ruby Garrison, 22, a divorcee. Mrs. Garrison was found in the front yard of the two-story flat in which she lived and Turnbow was found in her bedroom, a .38 caliber automatic pistol, in his hand. Both had been shot through the heart. Police said neighbors told them they had been dating and Mrs. Garrison wanted to break off the 'relationship. She was. the mother of two daughters, Dianna, 6, and Vickie, 3.. They were staying'with their grandmother, in Gideon, Mo., at the time of the shooting. community sing * and movie, "Don't Give Up the Ship," is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. Officers of the Men's Club are: Mel Morris, president; John C. Buerkle, vice president in charge of arrangements, and Dr. Sy Hotze and Gordon L. Higgins, co-chairmen. • JALOUSIES • IRON RAILINGS BLAIR HOME, SUPPLY State * Belle (In The Wedge) Phonei HO S-^SU or HO 2-4281 WALLPAPER MONTIOELLO OOLOR CENTER Monttoelio Vtoam, Godfrey Sarmatic is the ancient name of Poland. BOXSTORAGE FOB WINTER WOOLENS Dial HO 54877 NOTHING TO PAY TILL FALL 15&42 W. TOTAL ASSETS $2,707,745.31 LIABILITIES 13. Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations $1,406,522.30 14. Time deposits o( individuals, partnerships, and corporation* . 485,007.11 15. Deposits of United States Government (including postal savings) 50,718:98 16. Deposits of States and political subdivision* 534,387.56 18. Other deposits (certified and cashier's checks. etc.) 24,388.19 10. TOTAL DEPOSITS $3,501,024.14 24. TOTAL LIABILITIES $2,501,024.14 CAPITAL ACCOUNTS 25. Capital SUM* (a) Common stuck, total par $125,000,00 $ ,125,000.00 ft. Surplut .. 45,000.00 . Undivided proliti 14,221.17 Resei-vet (and retirement account for preferred •lock) 22,500.00 TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS $ 206,721.17 80. TOTAL LIABILITIES ^ AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS week that the first summer inhabitants lived hi floored tents. The season lasted two weeks and the Chautauqua association provided most of the needed household equipment on a rental basis. Those on hand for the season had the benefit of the .$2,707,745.31 MEMORANDA to secure liabilities and pJ«di*6d or , _,......, . |»t otMK purpose* f L'17,:'n.47 L HApOLD C. FRANCE, Cashier of the above-named bank,! mifSK. ***** tn«t tJw above statement is true to the best MkSowdft'e and belief. ^.__.,,. HAROU? C. PKANGS, Cashier. CORRECT- Attest: * LOUIS C. NEUHAUS GEORGE B. NEUMANN, ANDREW B. AUGUSTINE, • Directors. el Maduon. *s- fcefore me this 24ta day of Jua* certify \tutt I am not an officer or director Wi-NRIETTA JORDAN, Notary Public. My CofatuuiaQf^itiftriai June 14, 1U61- $ERVIH6 THE WHOLE COMMUNITY Tke refpoofiMUiy el flUto* your eotuor'i pretcritUM* with pro- preeMea. we accept A* phwnuto<«<. we atte*t Co tee quality of every keaitfc product we nil. Tkte MMireoce *M mean much to you! M W. 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