PAGE TWENTY-SIX ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 1060 Traveler Sav?* •/ Most Europeans FleereAmerieans «> JKRHV BAOt-KV THpRMph Waff Wrilrf WOOD RIVER ..losrph Mock' SehopKlrt'nd. who ivcrnlly n 1 - turiTcd from ;i ttip to Fin-opt . Sr.id thai people (here \vrrr in- frrrslrr! in only onr fhiiiL 1 fjon> Amot'irans the (Inli.Ti . Schopslronrl. ;i rrttivr ol Sotilh SliPilfls. England. tourrrl Italy France. Brleiuin. Holland. <>. niHiiy. England. ;iii(1 Ircl.'iivl during his two month trip in April and May. Impounding on thr European altitude of fleprinp thr Amor;-' cans. SHioPstrend said. "Tn ai-i most ;ill the countries, prii -PS nrc very high foi Americans. When you rhork into a hotel in Franre. thpy ask first to SOP your passport. The passport reveals how much you can af- toiTi. and you will lie charged accordingly." British Tax Check* "Evpn the British try to get all that they ran out ol the Ameiii an tourists." Sclwos- f. end said. "They charge a four cent la\ on all travelers' thprks Ihal Ihcy c.ash. Anywhere else in the world, the checks are not taxed. "Why should we have to pay a tax over there on money thai is made and taxed in this country?" Schoestrend asked. "For this type of tax we had the Boston Tea Party." he added. Schoestrend says "Great Britain thinks we are boasters, and that we only entered World War II because of the bombing of Pearl Harbor." He said that, judging by their attitude, many Europeans would like to sec the u.s. fall. •••;- i Schoestrend commented onj the tours offered by the various! countries, and said Ihal Italy! had by far the most interesting j tourist attractions. i Partheon a Highlight i The Partheon in Rome wasj one of the highlights of his trip, j Even though built 2,r>UO yeaixj ago he said the acoustics in Iliej Partheon were the bosl IIP had; ever heard. Schoestrend r «j v i s i t e d his home town ol South Slieilds in northern England near the Scottish border. He is of Scottish-Jewish descent and came to this country in 1928 when he was 16. He lived with his lather and mother in Pittsburgh. Pa. After graduation lrom high school, he attended the University of Pittsburgh for two years. \ Was Professional Jockey J He was a professional jockey i tor .four years and that is howj he picked up the nick-name | 'Jock'. He quit his riding ca-i reer after an accident in which i his horse plunged through lence and he received an in-j jury to his right leg. After quitting racing. Sc-hoe-jl strend went to New Orleans | where he was a partner in a! linoleum business. In 1949 ht>j came to East St. Louis where j| he started working lor the Veterans Linoleum Company, .\l chain ol stores. ; In 1959, Schoestrend look OYI.Y'| the managers' .job at Veterans | Linoleum in Wood River. H>has been in the linoleum bus-; mess tor over '20 years. '. Cite Alton Hig/i j For Proficiency j In Mathematics \ An engraved certificate hasi been awarded to Alton High' School by the Mathematical Association ot America and t h e j Society ol Actuaries for achieving proficiency in nationwide | tests in mathematics, it was un-l nounced today. \ This was the first in 11 years of the contest than an engraved! certificate was; awarded. Signed' by Carl B. Allendocfcr. president of the mathematical pro-; tessional body, and J E. Hos-j kins, president of the Society of j Actuaries, the certificate cites; the Alton school tor "outstand-j ing efficiency in the annual math-1 ematical contests for secondary! schools of tlio United States and, Canada." In the contest. 150,000 students of 2,500 schools took part and! certificates were awarded toi those finishing in the highest 10 j per cent. Miss Alice Gates, head of the' Alton High mathematics department since 1942, said 30 Alton; High student took pail in the; contest. 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