Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 19, 1960 · Page 3
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Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 19, 1960
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TUESDAY, JULY 19,1900 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGS THREE Jerseyvllle Man Son of Pony Express Rider To Attend Salt Lake Event JERSEYVILLE — Joseph R. Fullwrson left Monday morning for Salt Lake City, Utah, to participate Saturday in a program commemorating the 100 anniversary of the Pony Express. Fulkerson is one of two survivors of a Pony Express rider. The other survivor Is his brother, Prank Fulkereon, 87, who resides at Hazel Dell Farm north of Jerseyville. Joe Fulkerson Is 90 and active in state and nation organizations with which he has long been affiliated. The father of the two men wag the late Col. William H. Fulkerson who came to Jersey County and settled after'the Civil War. Joseph R. Fulkerson told of his father and recalled some of the experiences that befell the latter during his service as a Pony Express rider. "My father was a lover of horses," Fulkerson stated. "He became a cowboy. He worked for Russell, Majors and Waddell who operated the famous western freight lines under that name. While working for them, he was one of the Pony Express riders, riding one of the relays carrying the mail between St. Joseph, Mo., and the west coast in the Sacramento locality. Stations 10 Mile* Apart "The country at that time from St. Joseph westward was unsettled and Indian country. The Pony Express stations were about 10 miles apart. The rider would take off from St. Joseph and ride at top speed until he arriced at the first station. The attendant at that place had another horse saddled and ready to mount when the first horse and j rider neared. "The rider of the first horse turned his mount over to the station attendant, transferred | re-elect the same officers. They the mail bags to the fresh animal, * re: Kenneth Breitwiser. Ship- i. R. FULKERSON A Pony Express celebration at St. Joseph was slated today. The original stables of the Pony Express are still intact at St. Joseph under the auspices of the, Jerseyville Rotary Hears District Head JERSEYVtLLE— District Oov. Ketric R. Kllngman of canton, visited the Jerseyville Rotary Club Monday. President Harry Krause of the Jerseyville club presided at the business session and introduced District Gov. Klingman. President Krause announced receipt of a letter of thanks from the recently organized club at Chlllicothe for the contribution made to the new orianizatlon. He thpn introduced the district governor who spoke on the ideals of Rotary. Klingman expressed the idea that "summit conferences" are of value but believed they might be more effective if attended by more business men of the world and fewer politicians. He recalled some of his experiences at Rotary meetings where as many as 67 nations of the world were represented by Rotarians. World peace has a high potential force in the Rotary clubs of the various nations of the world, he said. Fractures Finger JERSEYVILLE — S. Jackson French Reunion At Fosterburg FOSTERBURG — Mr. and. Collecting Ingredients For Burgoo at Brighton Mrs. John Hausmann and son,! BRIGHTON — With at least John, had guests at their home; half of the population of Brighton on Fosterburg road Sunday for i and vicinity standing around a potluck dinner and barbecue i with pulsating expectancy wait- SPINNAKERS BALLOON BEFORE THE WIND Skippers and their crews capture the Sea Scout Base on Alton Lake Sun- every ounce of the unsteady one-to- day. A record 62 entries competed in five mile an hour breeze in the sixth an- 10 classes on an estimated 2 ' -mile tri- Federal Government. Rice of Jerseyville, who raises i Homing pigeons as a hobby, suf- i ..... fered a hand injury Monday I*" 68 ' and a chicken barbecue nual Coast Guard Auxiliary Regatta at angular course. — Staff Photo. morning while catching some of the birds in the loft. He jabbed jhis finger into a wooden perch j and fractured the index finger. IHe was treated at the Jersey Community Hospital and releas- 103 Breitwisers Attend Reunion JERSEYVILLE - The 1960 „ reunion of the Breitwiser family; Leslie Thiel, 2Vi, son of Mr. was held Sunday at the Onizedi and Mrs - Frcd ™ el ol Jerse y- j ville, was treated at the Jersey i Community Hospital Monday I morning for a laceration of the ! second finger of the right hand Club Grounds at Godfrey. A potluck inner was served noon. Kenneth Breitwiser of at: was enjoyed by the guests. Mrs. Cope received many gifts from those present who included Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Cope, and twin daughters, Marilyn and Cherilyn of Godfrey; Mr. and Mrs. Will!- Fish Fry July 28 Near Greenfield Singer Jimmy Boyd Scheduled to Marrv lor the lawn. It was a reunion for fhe French family in honor of j Mrs. Hnusmann's brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harry French, and son of Bridgeton, JN. J., who have been visiting relatives in this vicinity recently. Others present were Mr. and Mrs. Russell French of Rosewood Hpights, Mr. and Mrs. Ned Klrk- patrick and family and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Jacoby and daughter, all of Hartford: David French and two daughters of Wood River, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Franklin of Bethalto, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mans of Alton, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Weismann and family of Edwardsville, Miss Jeanne Tlm- merberg of St. Louis. Richard Nlckens of Godfrey, Miss Nell Rives of Alton, and Mrs. Mary Hausman. Mr. and Mrs. Harry French and son and Mrs. John Hausman visited relatives in Pearl "Thursday. Fosterburg Notes FOSTERBURG — Mrs. Roy Carlson had guests from Republic. Ohio, this week. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Krieg spent the weekend visiting relatives in Boonville and California, HOLLYWOOD (AP> — Singer i Mo. GREENFIELD — Date of the Dallas, Tex., girl July 30. Jimmy Boyd plans to marry a I Mr. and Mrs. Don Golike and three children have returned am Zeigler of Glen Ellyn: Mr.i annua i union Community fishi Boyd said he will wed Yvonne I from a vacation in northern Minand Mrs. Aron Cope and family, >f ryi nor th of Greenfield, has I Craig in her home city. Each isjnesota on Bull Lake near Bemid Mrs. Adelaide Cope, Mr. and Mrs.! been se t for Thursday, July 28.' 121. Scott Hardman, and Mr. and| NQOT and evening meals willj Mrs. Wilbur Rowden of Jersey-i be served in the community hall! ville. land entertainment features are!"ear the south city park, which Mrs. Adelaide Cope, mother of being arranged. Proceeds are!she bought several months ago. the former Keith Sanson home inflicted by a toy car at his j Mr. Cope, who was one of the if or the benefit of the Union Cem- j Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thayer man presided at the business j nome The patient was treated; guests, will be 97 years of ageietery fund meeting and the group voted toj.^ dismissed. '" ~ Guest* of Parents JERSEYVILLE — Mr. in December. Dinner Guests and Greenfield Notes GREENFIELD - Mr. JERSEYVILLE — Mrs. Jack;Mrs. Lewis Ray Spencer and!Sunday. iand Mr. and Mrs. D. 0. Ellis, all 'of Edwardsville were guests of and !Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Thayer mounted and continued for anoth- man - president; Herbert Breit-i Mrs William Zeigler of GlenlKeefe of St. Louis, had as heriMark of Kankakee are spend-j Mr and Mrs Lee Witt enterer 10 miles to the next station, j wiser, Dow, vice president; Mrs. 1 were weeken d guests of iu i mien lu UKT IICAI aimiuii. ... — .-. — , - . — ; c^ijyu wcic wtrciwriiu uuc»ta wi At the second station, the| Ernest Kanallakan. Jerseyville.^,, Jeter's parents, Mr .and Mrs. same routine of changing Uiej secretar >': and Mrs - Everett jWilliam Austin Cope. Mrs. Zeig- horse ensued with no loss O f \Onappe\l. Jerseyville, treasurer.I ler wag f ormer i y> M iss Doris time, and the rider continued on then for another 10 miles at top speed to the third station. At conclusion of the 30-mile ride, another rider took over the task Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Breitwiser, Mr. and Jean Cope of Jerseyville. Birthday gurprtee Mrs. Orville Breitwiser, Mr.j JERSEYVILLE - Mrs. Wiland MrsJEverett ChappelI.JVlrs.j Iiam Austin Donald Chappell and daughter, of carrying the mail bag on its| Miss Pat «y Breitwiser' Mr. and way. "The old system of the Pony Express employed the services of 90 riders, 45 of them heading west and the others riding eastward toward St. Joseph. "You ask about the Indian danger. There were plenty of Indians, but only one Pony Express rider was ever killed by the natives. They would at times ride up to the express rider until they established his identity, but when they saw the lettering U.S. on the saddle blanket, they ceased creating any further trouble and rode off about their own business. Saw Indian Battle "Father often recalled having witnessed a battle between two Indian tribes as he was en of Jerseyville was honored at a surprise party Saturday evening at her home in observance of her birthday anniversary. The event who had erected a Mrs. Richard Kadell and son, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Young and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Breitwiser and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller, Miss Alma Breitwiser, Mrs. Ira Breitwiser, Miss Delores Woods and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kanallakan of Jerseyville; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Breitwiser, Mr. and Mrs. Marion)and Mrs. Ed Buhman, Mr. and Breitwiser and family, Brighton; !Paul Breitwiser, Mr. and Mrs. dinner guests Sunday at Perejing their vacation with his par- Marquette Lodge near Grafton,! ents, Mr, and Mrs. Ray Spencer, her aunt, Mrs. Elmer Lanham 1 Miss Ella Ray Smith of Gran- tained at a family dinner Sunday in celebration of the July birthdays of Mrs. James Bran- iji. They visited the Rev. and Mrs. L. M. Hovda of Solway. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Werts returned Thursday from a 15-day vacation when they visited the son and daughter-in-la%v, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Werts, and grandson, at Culver City, Calif., and in Tucson, Ariz., with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Titchenal and Mrs. Ida Spain. The Rev. Bob Buda of Ger- ing for the Betsey Ann Picnic, set for Friday and Saturday, leaders of the Betsey Ann Assn.j are likewise manifesting expectancy. They are waiting with great anticipation for the day, possibly Thursday, when the organization will start cooking up burgoo soup for sale at the picnic. Harold Bott. president of the association, which stages the picnic to help finance Betsey Ann Fire Department, said that burgoo soup, as is well-known to one and all, is not shadow soup, but Odd Fellows Honor George Walletwebber George Wallenwebber (retired), 2820 Hilidrest A vs., has been presented a 30-year membership Jewel by Western Star Lodge. No. 1, International Order of Odd Fellows. The Jewel was presented by Curt C. Llnd- Wallenwebber over of Belle- contains numerous health-impart-j ville - grandmaster of Odd Feling ingredients, such as chicken and vegetables. Farmers and others always donate chickens and other ingredients and the organization's hand is now out. willing and ready to receive them, Bott said. In addition to the chicken that will fortify the burgoo soup, fried chicken and also fried fish will be sold both nights of the picnic. Women of the area have been called upon to donate pies and cakes and, Bott said, those who are not solicited- may simply appear with them. Chickens are to be taken to Brighton locker plant during Wednesday. lows in Illinois. ROAD TO HELP TOURISTS SCALE AFRICAN PEAK Remote Kilimanjaro is to be brought within range of the Sunday driver. The Tanganyi- kan mountain, at 19.325 feet (Africa's highest) will soon have a road up to the 11,000-foot point, "so that motorists can drive more than halfway to the top. mantown, 111., will speak at the midweek service at the Baptist Church Wednesday evening. His wife, the former Miss Pauline Huck, will sing. An arapaima is a South American fresh-water food fish that sometimes weighs more than 400 pounds. ON SALE AT BROADWAY ft MAIN - NOW - Red New POTATOES 10 Lb. Bag .. 39' 39' 39' 59' BROADWAY &MAIN Drive-In Produce Market Home Grown SWEET CORN Dozen California Seedless GRAPES 2 Lbs. Georgia PEACHES Half Peck Basket and Mrs. Wilma Beach. Mrs. ! ite City is visiting in the home of; na n, Gregory Witt, Lee Witt, Keefe was a weekend guest of;her brother, John Smith. |Richard Dalton, and Andrew Dai- Mrs. Lanham and of her brother, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Parks)ton, and the wedding anniversar- and sister-in-law, Commissioner | spent Sunday with their daugh-jies of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Witt, and Mrs. A. R. Major and fam- ter Mrs. Alden Pires, and family I Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bowman, ily in Jerseyville. 'in Jacksonville. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Witt, Mr. grill and table in the yard at the Cope home while Mrs. Cope was away from home. This was his anniversary gift to the honor Hand* Burned by Gasoline 1 William Robards is critically and Mrs ' William Witt and Mr. JERSEYVILLE — Johnson !j]j in passavant Hospital, Jack-1 and Mrs. Clarence Cunningham. Lewis of Madison, suffered burns; S0 nville. His sister, Mrs. Harry i Mr - and Mrs - Ted Pranger on the right hand Saturday while I Hopcroft, and Mr. Hopcroft of | and Mr - and Mrs. Kenneth Shan- barbecue burning trash near Spankey. HeJ£> a ij aSi Tex., are guests in theiahan attended funeral services Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Breitwiser and family, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cope and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Breitwiser of Alton; Mr. and Mrs. Dixon Breitwiser, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Thomas Harrison, Godfrey; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Breitwiser and family, Piasa; Mr. and Mrs. Lauren Berger and family, Trenton, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Goodman, White City, Kan; Mr. Breitwiser and family of East (and Mrs. Norrice Goodman and Alton; Mrs. Herbert Breitwiser family, Pittsburg, Kan.; Overand family, Dow; Alvah. Breitwis- ton Goodman and daughters, New - Wood River; Mr. and Mrs. Mexico; Mr. and Mrs. John poured some gasoline on thejj esse g Parks home during! for Mrs - Bertha Pranger Pauly in trash and ignited it, and incur-j ner brothers's illness. red 1st. 2nd and 3rd degreej Mr . and Mrs . Ado i ph Sears and burns. He was brought to the Uildren of MoO rsville, Ind., •Jersey Community Hospital atl nave been vjsiting ner parents 2:45 p.m., received treatment and; Mr ^ Mrs Fred Houlette . returned home. Guy Beard of Maryville was admitted at a patient at the Jer- Viss Wilhemina Hebner, who hs been an instructor in the Hammond, Ind. schools, has returned sey Community Hospital at 9:15 j to Green field and is residing in a.m. SaturdaV' following an automobile accident near Brussels in which he was involved. He had a laceration above the upper eye lid. St. Louis Monday. Mrs. Edna Barclay of Carluv ville visited in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Witt, during the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. James Lahr of Clayton, Mo., spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Lahr. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Greer were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Woodruff in Belleview Sunday. route on one of these relays. He did not stop but continued on with the mail, his route taking him close to the site where the Indian battle was in progress. "When the Civil War broke out, father went back east and organized a company of which he was captain. At the close of the war, he was a colonel of the; 63rd Tennessee regiment. After! peace was made, he moved to Illinois to settle down and engage in farming on land that had been entered from the government by my mother's father in 1848. "With his natural love for a horse, he could not leave behind •Great Britain' ("Old Brit," as we called him) the horse that had carried him successfully through many battles during the last half of the war. 'Old Brit' carried his battle scars, having lost an eye in one battle, and having had an ear split by a sabre in another, so he too was ready to settle down on the quiet, peaceful prairies of Illinois. Thus he left the roar of cannon and the horrors of war to help pull a covered wagon across the mountains and over the plains to his new home. Here he helped break the prairie sod and haul rails to fence the deer out of the new garden. 'Old Brit' spent his last days in peace and happiness, passing away at the ripe old age, for a horse, of 32 years. He was buried under the shade of a buckeye tree in our front yard." 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