Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 1, 1960 · Page 12
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 12

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, August 1, 1960
Page 12
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PAGE TWELVE ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH MONDAY, AUGUST 1, I960 Members of Old Fieldon Marching Band Paid Dues JKRSEVV1LLE - History of "Firldon Marching Band" ot 60 years ago was rc\ived rrccntlv by accident when one of the hats worn by a member of that musical unit was discovered by John Taylor of Kieldon in a log house next to his homr while he was searching for an old quilting frame Taylor, who is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Taylor, was born in the log house adjoining his present residence. Part of the cabin has been demolished and the one room left is used as n storage place. U'hen he found the band hat Taylor took it to the village clerk, Adolph Schultz. and. with' the hrlp«J H L. Schmidt, the personnel of the band was recalled. The band met once a week in what was called "The Opera House" The building is at present the Julius Sohaaf property but there was once a wing on the! west side. The telephone office, j employing two operators, was in' this west wing. Frank Loellke kept a general store downstairs and the upstairs was the hall with a stage for performances on the south side, and a store room where Loellke stored caskets. In adoption to the meeting place for the band, the hall served as headquarters for the Masonic Order, Royal Neighbors, Court of Honor and the Mutual Protective League. Loellge was leader of the band. Members paid a fee and James Linkogle of Hardin and Rube Bell of Otterville were engaged as instructors. According to data compiled by Schmidt and Taylor, members of the band was as follows. Chris and George Kessler, • alto and cornet; George, Phillip, Fred and John Taylor, bass drum, cornet, baritone and snare drum; Charles, Herb and J, Travis Brown, tuba, alto and alto; H. L. Schmidt, cornet; Frank Loellke, leader and cornet; Zed Reddish, tenor; Everett Coombes, tenor; William Cartwright, trombone; August Baum, cornet; Louis Crop- pel, cornet; Arthur Borman, clarinet. Louis Groppel was later county superintendent of schools for two terms, and Arthur Borman, is a brother of Mrs. Sid Simpson, present congressman from this district. The only members of the band now b'ving are Schmidt, John Taylor and G. Kessler, Cartwright and August Baum. The cap which revived the memoirs of the band was of a style worn by the Civil War soldiers ex cept'the crown is red instead of blue. Members of the band used a metal kerosene lamp affixed to the bill of the cap when they marched at night. St. Mary's j Church of Westwoods also had aj band about that time and the two' musical groups often joined to give concerts. The new Fieldon School is busy at present time developing a band. Charles Talley is the leader. JerseyvlUe Notes j JERSEYVILLE—Miss Margaret DeBaun returned Sunday! from Cairo, her former home, where she spent the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Howard K. Parker, who have been residents; of Jerseyville for a number of; years, moved Sunday to Alton where they are residing at 2612 j Tibbitt St. They have been; residing on Washington street.! Bud Willis and sons, Gary and Ted, have returned from a trip through the southwest. Chief Deputy Sheriff Adam DeSherJia returned Sunday from a vacation in Kentucky and Tennessee. He resumed his duties today. | Baptist Outing JERSEYVILLE — Thirty five men from First Baptist Church met Thursday evening for recreation and a fish fry at Feyerabend I Lake. Clinton Frank, Melvin Wiseheart and Walter Kirchner were chefs. James Ha>i-s caught *Mie largest fish. H large bass. Li'Roy MOM* caught the first fish, and Proctor LangK'.v caught the smallest fish. Slides oi a recent Ijox social and the Jersey County Fair parade were shown by Ivan Heiderscheid. President Hersehel Cox led the business meeting. O. G. Leach announced that the Baptist Men are sponsoring the Laymen's Hours on the local radio station. DHvr for Fund* JERSEYVILLE—The Christmas Committee of Jcrsej villc t.'h.tmlipr of Commerce has started a drive to collect a needed SI.W for covering the annual Christmas festivities finr) decorations in the mu- nicipalltv letters have horn sent out and there has been some response. Donations may be sent to Joe Sus- nig. chairman of the committee at Don't Department Store, or to the Jerseyville Chamber of Commerce. Jersey Light Box Parade Next Friclav be for tno?e boxps made at home. The program starts with a nickel carniv-p.l where booths set up for chance games ns "squhl the candle," "break (he bnlloon" etc. and ' refreshments surh as pie or cake uncl ice cream will be .1KRSKYVILLK -The All children interested In performing in the pageant of talent must have the act approved by one of the playground leaders and it must be st-heduled by Aug. 3 at playground closing fine. Lighl boxes must br ready for the parade by 8:30 p.m. on IViv Pnrade" sponsored by the Recreation Department will be Light served. « ithe courts on the north side of ' The carnival will he followed the playgrounds net to be (by a pageont of talent nt 7:30 p.m. when the young people Aug. 5 on (he Lions playground |f rom (he playgrounds will dis fri.m R:30 to 9:30 p.m. "Sight Seeing Around iplay their talent in skits, stunts judged. Home From Trip JFJRSEYVlLLE-Mr. and Mrs. Fred East and daughters, Marthe '\Vorld" has been chosen for the 'theme this yenr and prizes will hr awarded in two classes. and other specialty acts. Immediately following |»ha Jean and Carole of Dow, the] have returned from a two-week pageant of talent, the Light Box f'arnde will be formed and vacation in Glacier Park, Mont., and into Canada. They also Class "A" "ill be for those 'judged. Prizes will lie a warded (visited the Black Hills and Bad- ; boxes made on the playgrounds fcr the prettiest, most originaljlands of South Dakota. 'this year and Class "B" will and erand champion. The East's older daughter, Miss Margaret Ann East, dtd not accompany the family ft* Rim is taking a summer course at the 1'niversity of Missouri. At the end of this term she v.-ill go to .Toneshurg. Mo., to sing at the wedding of two of her classmates, after which she v ill spend the remainder of her vacation visiting Mr. and Mrs. lijinny Van Cleave ,Tr., in Waco. Tex. Mrs. Van Clenve is the 'former Miss Olenda Short of |.Tr>rscyvil]c, Miss £ast will re- Hum home in time for the open- ling of school at West Junior 'High School in Alton where she jwill teach English. A new $4 million railroad bridge will conned Venice, Italy, with thr mainland 1HAHY UtTtttfell Recent studies of water resources in Kazakhstan have revealed the existence of nearly 70 underground freshwater lakes. Moscow reports. 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