Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 4, 1963 · Page 18
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 18

Alton, Illinois
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PAGE EIGHTEEN ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 1963 Pope Walked to School as Boy in Northern Italy EDITOR'S NOTE — Bennet M. Bolton, an AP Vatican correspondent for two years, has followed closely the reign of Pope John XXIll. In the following article. Bolton tells the moving story of the tenant farmer's boy who rose to the most exalted position in the Roman Catholic world. This is the fiirl of three articles. By IJENNKT M. BOLTON VATICAN CITY (AP) — In the Bergamo region of northern Italy, they will never forget Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli. He was the boy who walked 12 miles a day to and from school He was the tenant farmer's son who went out into the world. He became Pope John XXIII. Now his name is part of history. Between Bergamo and the Alps in the village of Sottoi Monte (Under the Mountain)—his name will live forever. The molding of the "Pope of unity and peace" began in rustic surroundings among deeply religious people 30 miles northeast of Milan where the lower Alps begin their climb into skyscrapers of icy rock. Upon Angelo Roncalli's birth on Nov. 25, 1SS1, his uncle Zaverio carried him from the baptismal font to the Madonna's statue in (he Sotloil Monte parish church. The story in the Roncalli family is that the old man held out the j newly christened infant in his arms and said: "This child will become a priest." 'Had td Happen' Years later, upon the proelama- tior that Cardinal Roncalli had been chosen supreme pontiff, his brother Alfredo exclaimed: "With all the priests they pet from this area it had to happen sometime." In the 1500s Martino Roncalli had brought his family down from the high mountains to the edge o r Sot to il Monte — present populalioi 1,800. He drained a bog below the hill, built a small home and tillec the reclaimed fields as a tenant of a wealthy landowner. His descendants did the same Angelo Roncalli was the third of 13 children born to peasant farmer Giovanni Baltista Roncalli. Ten of :heni lived to maturity. Angelo was Hie quiet one in the big family. Angelo at 6 was serving Mass as an altar boy. He spent three voars in the Sot to il Monte elementary school, then began to study under Don Bolis, pastor at he village of Carvico close by. Father Bolis sent the Roncalli bov to the diocesan school at Ce- Buying Will Discuss ig New Parsonage A joint meeting of the boards of trustees and finance of Main Street Baptist Church will be held at 7:30 p.m. today to discuss details of purchasing a new parsonage. The church congregation formally voted at a business meeting Sunday to purchase another parsonage. There will be a picnic dinner at the Onized Club grounds at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday for all the church families, sponsored by the Women's Missionary Society. The regular midweek prayer service will be held at the grounds following the dinner. Godfrey Legion To Stage Fish tune 16 Fry Plans were made by the Godfrey American Legion Post 1218 Monday night to hold a fish fry on the Legion grounds on Rte. 100, June 16. Serving will begin at 3 p.m. The Legion expressed its thanks and appreciation for the residents of Godfrey who participated in the poppy program this year. lana, near Bergamo. Angelo Roncalli walked 6 miles twice a day. to and from the school. An enthusiastic student, he narrated his day's adventures to his mother, Maria Anna, each evening. He began a habit he was to continue for years. He would read aloud to parents or relatives the day's events from newspapers and periodicals, whenever he was home on vacation. Visits Home When he was 11, he entered the diocesan seminary at Bergamo. He was a model seminarian. But nothing pleased him more on his visits home than to play cards with his brothers or go with them for a day's picnic in the cool shade of the woods. In 1900, after eight years at the Bergamo Seminary, Angelo Roncalli was sent on a scholarship to Rome to the Cerasoli College, the pontifical Roman seminary. To avoid losing three years to military conscription in his preparation for the priesthood, the seminarian from Bergamo volunteered in 1901 for a year in the Italian army. He was an infantry sergeant—with a flowing dark mustache — when he left the service. The church of Santa Maria in Monte Santo, a twin temple facing Rome's Piazza del Popolo, was the scene of his ordination on Aug. 10, 1904. Father Roncalli went back to Bergamo. He left forever his seminary room, overlooking an 92 permits, authorizing const ruc- ion of 'buildings worth $1,081,DO in unincorporated areas of Vladison County, were issued during May. The figures arc contained in he monthly report of County Building Official Charles Ers- jamev, released today. Residence construction, as usual, headed the list of build- ng permits issued. In May there vere 67 . c uch permits issued for lomes having an estimated alue of $941,800. Fees collected for the county on those permits amounted to $1,420. Eleven permits were issued or garages and additions esti- ancient little square, in the Eternal City that would one day know him as its bishop and as supreme pontiff of the world's half billion Roman Catholics. NEXT: The Pope's persona qualities. WoodRiverOKsContract For Culvert Relocation WOOD RIVER — The City Council Monday night awarded a contract for the removal and relocation of culverts on Ferguson Avenue between Old St. Louis Road and Main Street to the H. G. Sternburg Co. of Granite City for $11,911. The only other bid, of $14,412 was submitted by R&R Construction Co. of Alton. The culverts are being changed as part of a drainage program of the St. Louis Road area which becomes flooded with each heavy rain. A motion to reduce the width of Evans Avenue from 38 to 28 feet between Main Street and the American Oil refinery gate was approved. The reduction will allow room for sidewalks to be constructed and no parking will be allowed along the narrower section, it was .stipulated. In other action the board voted to allow the temporary closing of a portion of Whitelaw Avenue just north of the Wood River Community High School parking lot to a point just south of Chessen Street when construction of the proposed new high school buildings on the east side of Whitelaw Avenue is under way this summer. It was announced that this would be a temporary closing and would be for a minimum length of I inn; during the most intense construction period only. Upon recommendation of Mayor Paul Louden, Richard Berry was approved for appointment to the city electrical board replacing Mcrv Hendricks who has resigned. An ordinance petitioning the change of a parcel of ground, approximately two acres in s i '/• <-' lying adjacent to the East Alton Junior High School from Wood River into East Alton was approved. East Alton Grade School District 13 officials had requested the change feeling since ail the rest, of the district's schools and ground are in East Alton that i 1 would create a better situation. Bills totaling $22,283.12 were al lowed. HEADS EAGLES Bernard J. Schrooder, left, was inslallcd president of the Wood River Eagles, and Mrs. Carl Lackey, president of the Auxiliary in joint ceremonies Sunday in the Lodge hall. County Building Permits in May Exceed $1 Million EDWARDSVILLE—A total of two churches in areas, with the mated to be worth 1516,100 when completed. There were 12 permits issued the past month for business and commercial buildings estimated in value at $78,600. Permits were issued for unincorporated combined value of the structures set at 545,000. Fee receipts of the county building official's office amounted to ?2,698.65 during May, the report showed. Proceeds from zoning permits and zoning hearing fees, included in the figure, totaled $690. The report is to be submitted to the county board of supervisors at its June meeting next Monday. Repair Bids Accepted For Roxana Schools News of Grains Futures Weaken CHICAGO (AP) - Prices he- camo gpnorally weak in the grain futures market in the early afternoon today on the Board of Trade. Soybeans were off two cents a bushel at (be extreme on renewed selling described as further profit cashing. Rye lost as much as a cent and other grains small fractions. Estimated carlot receipts were wheat 3, corn 113, oats and soybeans 1 and rye and barley none. CHICAGO (AP)—No wheat or soybean sales. Corn No 2 yellow 1.28M; No 3 yellow 1.26; No 4 yellow 1.23; sample grade yellow 1.05%. Oats No 1 extra heavy white 74'/&; sample grade extra heavy white 69. CHICAGO (API— I'rev. High Low Close close Wheat Jul Sep Dec Mar May Corn Jul :ep. Dec War Oats Jul Sep Dec Mar Way Rye Jul Sep Dec War Soybeans ul Aug Sep l.S5'/ 2 1.84% 1.85% 1.85V6 1.87% 1.86% l.S6 7 / a 1.87 1.92% 1.91»/ 2 1.9iy R 1.92 1.92 ] /.i 1.91% 1.92<4 1.92 1.86% 1.85% 1.861/4 1.86% 1.23% 1.23% 1.23% 1.23Vi 1.21% 1.21% 1.21% 1.21 J / 2 1.16% 1.15% 1.16% 1.1G& 1.19'A 1.18% 1.19 1.19% Prices on 16 Mutual Funds Following is a list of 16 mutua investment fund stock quotations provided to the Telegraph by Newhard, Cook Co., through it? Alton office. These stocks arc selected on the basis of their sales and ownership in the area The quotations are yesterday'? closing. Issue. Rid. Affil. Fund 8.25 Broad St 14.39 Bullock 13.65 Capit. Shrs. ... Divid Shrs. ... Fid. Cap Fid. Fund ... Fid. Tr. ...... Fund Inv Keystone K-2 . Keystone S-4 .. Mass. Tr Mass. Grth. ... Nation VV. Sec. Nat. Inves Tevev. El 10.85 3.46 8.78 16.34 14.43 9.88 5.24 4.34 14.97 8.26 22.98 15.61 7.63 Asked 8.92 15.56 14.96 11.89 3.79 9.54 17.66 15.63 10.83 5.72 4.74 16.36 9.03 24.83 16.88 8.32 .67>/s .67% .70% .67% .66% .66% .68 .67% .67% .70 1 /!. .70% .70% .71% .71% .71% .71.% .71% .71% - 1.27% 1.26% 1.26% 1.27% 1.27% 1.26% 1.26% 1.27% 1.30% 1.29% 1.29% 1.30% 1.32% 1.31% 1.31% 1.32 an Mar May 2.61% 2.59% 2.60'/ 8 2.62 2.61% 1.59% 2.60 2.62 2.54% 2.53% 2.54 2.55Vis 2.53 2.51% 2.52 2.53V6 2.56% 2.54% 2.55% 2.56% 2.59% 2.57% 2.58 2.59V4 2.61% 2.60 2.60 2.61% ROXANA — Low bidders fori summer repair work on buildings of Roxana Unit 1 School District were accepted Monday night at a special meeting of the board of education. Havelka Oil Co., of East Alton was awarded the contract for sealing and blacktopping at the junior and senior high schools and at the Burbank, Central and Brushy Grove Grade Schools with a low bid of $5,363.80. Other bidders were: Marcal Asphalt Paving Co., Alton, $7,058.80; and Parker Asphalt of Alton, $6,026. Low bidders on painting contracts were: Evers of Alton, $2,399.99 for the interior of Central Grade School and $2,699.55 for painting the interior of South Roxana Grade School; and Calvert Co., $388 for painting the exterior of South Roxana Grade School. Other bidders were: Bethalto Painting Co., $3,230 f o r Central, 3,485 for interior of South Roxana and $752 for in nterior of South Roxana and $548 for exterior of South Roxana. B. L. Silveus Tuckpointing and Waterproofing Co., Cottage Hills, was awarded a contract for weatherproofing South Roxana School with a low bid of $3,159. Other bidders were: J. E. Russell, East Alton, $4,950; and Western Waterproofing, St. Louis, $ 107. ' Teahchers employed by the board were Delores Cuddy Folkerts, Robert Goodhart, Lois Keith, Judy Finley, Faye Uchtm'an, Kay Morgan and Clyde Davis. Charles Raich Jr., of Hardin was employed as a teacher and appointed assistant high school football coach. Roxana Notes ROXANA — Mr. and Mrs. Gene LaGrand of Rohm Place have returned from Poplar Bluff, Mo., where they spent the weekend visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard LaGrand, propritors of Livestock Prices At East St. Louis NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. AP) — (USDA) — Hogs 8,500; arrows and gilts 1-2 190-240 Ib lostly 17.50-90; about 125 head 8.00; around 300 Ib at 16.25; 1-2 50-170 Ib 15.25-16.75; few 17.00; ows 1-3 275-400 Ifa 14.00-15.00; 2-3 00-500 Ib 13.50-14.25; 500-650 Ib i.00-75; boars bulk 11.75-12.50. Cattle 3,500; calves 300; choice 900-1,000 Ib 23.25-50; bulk choice 900-1,200 Ib 22.50-23.00; good 21.0022.00; heifers choice 925 Ib 22.50; good and choice 21.00-22.00; high good mixed steers and heifers near 875 Ib 23.00; cows utility and commercial 14.50-16.00; bulls utility and commercial 17.00-19.50; good and choice vealers 26.0030.00; few choice 31.00; good and choice slaughter calves 19.0025.00. Sheep 600; spring lambs good and choice 80-100 Ib 22.00-24.00; choice and prime around 85-95 Ib 24.00-50. terior of South Roxana; Calvert the Frontier Motel there Co., $2,685 for Central and $2,785 for interior of South Roxana; Evers Co., $677.46 for exterior of South Roxana; and Robertson Co., 1 $3,363.60 for Central; $3,376 for Mr. and Mrs.- Ed Nailer, par ents of Mrs. Kenneth Hatfield of 201 S. Maple Ave., have sold their home in South Roxana and have moved to Patterson, 111. \ I \ \ \ CHANGE FROM HOT TO COOL TODAY with a Carrier ROOM AIR CONDITIONER! Call today by cool by midnight! We'll install a new Carrier Room Air Conditioner in your home, It's as easy as that! Call or come in! • Outstanding operating economy • 4-way airflow control • Weather-Armor casing • Super-silent • Two-speed fan • 8500 to 15,000 BTUs • Two 115 volt models- 7>/2 or 12 amp JJI JIL • 208 or 230 volt models from S 2Q8 JIM JONES INC. • 911 Milton Road, Alton Dial HO 2-2705 • Kdwurdttville, Dial 050-0132 PET TENT CHICAGO (AP) — Ailing puppies and kittens can get an invigorating supply of oxygen in a specially designed "pet tent" developed here. The device, costing $125, can be used in the treatment of shock, heat prostration and respiratory troubles. News of Stocks Aluminums, Motors Gain NEW YORK (AP)—Motors and aluminums were strong in a mixed stock market late this afternoon. Trading was active. Volume for the day was estimated at 5.7 million shares compared with 5.41 million Monday. Gains and losses of fractions to about a point prevailed among most key stocks. Chrysler, erasing a loss of about a point, showed a net gain of well over a point as it paced the automotive section. American Motors was heavily traded and up a fraction. General Motors was off slightly. Sperry Rand, rising from its 1963 low, was fractionally higher. Profit taking in some blue chips kept the averages down. Du Pont was off a point and General Electric, U.S. Steel and Union Carbide off fractions. Gains of a point each were made by Reynolds Metals and Alcoa. Alumimium Ltd. and Kaiser Aluminum added fraqtions. Gains of about a point each were made by Dynamics Corp. of America, Kayser-Roth, Collins Ra dio and Universal Match. Up about 2 were Wilcox Oil, a :akeover candidate, Control Data, and Zenith. IBM spurted 4 points. Polaroid dropped more than a point. Fractional losses were shown by American Crystal Sugar, Great Western Sugar, and Holly Sugar. South Puerto Rico Sugar added a point. Prices on the American Stock Exchange were irregularly higher. Corporate bonds eased, with rails lower. U.S. government bonds steadied after Monday's markdown. Arm Cut When Car Hits Utility Pole J. C. Goodman, 25, of 3151 Lawn St., suffered minor cuts on his arm when his car struck a utility pole at the corner of 20th and Belle streets shortly after midnight today. PHNOM PENHI—Cambodia is i witnessing a surge in building. Goodyear Burial iti Alton Celuetery Funeral rites for Mrs. Anna Goodyear, 88, t were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church by the Rev. Reuben Baerwald. Burial was in Alton Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Harry Holliday, Emit Kehr, Her man Ackcrman, William Wilken Nelson Weindrl, and Charles Horn. Sanders Funeral; Upper Alton Burial Funeral rites for Mrs. Sophronia Sanders, 42, were conducted Monday at 8 p.m. in Russell Chapel by the Rev. T. P. Wright, pastor of St. John's Baptist Church. Interment was in Upper Alton Cemetery this morning. Pallbearers were Leroy Wiliams, Henry Sharp, T. C. Clark, Frank Jamerson, Robert Mitch- '11, and Nathaniel Berry. Marmino Rites at St. Mary's Church Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Marmino were conducted al 9 a. n. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Mass was read by the iev. Richard Niebrugge. The Rev. Vincent Worland officiated at graveside rites. Pallbearers were Eugene {oehne, Sam Marmino, Joseph Massolone, Sam Marmino, Thorn- is Gineris, and Kenneth Ballard. Fred Garrod Rites; Upper Alton Burial Funeral services for Fred B. iarrod of 1628 Clawson St., were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in mith Funeral Home by the Rev. rlenry 0. Moore, pastor of Col- ege Avenue Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Upper Alton Ceme- ery. Serving as pallbearers were 'red R. Seavey, Ray A. Gibson, C. H. Sheppard, Roy V. Stalp, Howard F. Lange, and M. N. BeDcll. 12 Selected Stocks Following are today's 1:30 p.m. quotations of 12 New York Stock Exchange issues research has ndicated are widely held in the Alton area, as supplied to the Telegraph by Newhard, Cook & Co., from its Alton office. (The w York Exchange closes at 2:30 p.m. (Alton time), so these are not the closing quotations): AT&T 122V 2 , Gen.. Motors 727s, ranite City Steel 29%, Olin Mathieson 40y 8 , Owens-Ill. 80y 2 , Shell Oil 43%, Sinclair Oil 44%, Socony eSVg, Standard Oil (Ind.) 58%, Standard (NJ) 66%, U. S. Steel 50%, Sears 90%. Produce Prices At St. Louis ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eggs and ive poultry: Eggs, consumer grades, A large 27-28, A medium 23-24, A small 17-18, B large 26-27, wholesale ;rades, standard 25-26V&, unclassi- ied farm run 24-25, checks 20-21. Hens, heavy 16, light, over 5 Ibs 0-11, under 5 Ibs 7-8; commercial broilers and fryers 17V6-18. Obituaries Sloctimb In ill health since February, Charles R. Slocumb, 24, of 628 E. 9th St., died at 4:10 p.m. Monday in St. Anthony's Hospital. He had been hospitalized three times previous to entering Monday a few hours prior to his death. A service station attendant, he had been employed at Keller's Phillip's (56 Station, on Elm Street, for four years before his Illness ast February, Mr. Slocumb was a member of Local 971 Automotive Allied Trades Association and the Road Knights of Illinois. , Born in Alton, Sept.'18, 1938, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Slocumb. He was married Feb. 16, 1957, at Walnut Ridge, Ark., to the former Polly Gray. Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are three daugh- :ers, Julia Ann, Leigh Ann and Tathy Jean, and a sister, Mrs. William Wood, Alton. Mr. Slocumb attended Bible r'resbyterian Church and pastor of the Church the Rev. Albert F. Moginot, will conduct rites Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Gent Chapel. 3urial will be in Upper Alton Cemetery. Visitation hours at the chapel will be after 7 p.m. today. Daechs Return Home ROSEWOOD. HEIGHTS - Mr. ind Mrs. James L. Daech and 'amily of Denver have returned home after a visit here with Mr. ind Mrs. Ernest L. Balke, 415 Florida St., parents of Mrs. Daech. The Daechs also visited other relatives in the area while they were here, according to Mrs. Balke, EAGER TO SERVE DEDICATED TO PLEASE MODERATE CHARGES Obert Rites to Be At Trinity Lutheran Funeral rites for Mrs. Caroline Obert of East Alton, widow of Dr. F. C. W. Obert, will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Frieden Cemetery, St. Louis County. Friends may call at Morrow- Quinn Mortuary after 5 p.m. today and until 10 a.m. Wednesday when the body will be at the church. Mrs. Obert, who died Sunday in St Anthony's Hospital, had resided in East Alton for a number of years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Alton and belonged to the church Aid Society. The former Caroline Kottmeyer, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Kottmeyer. Surviving in addition to two sons are a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Area Relatives at i Harry Rawlins Rites Area relatives have returned home after attending funeral rites Friday at Roodhouse for Harry Rawlins, father of Robert B. Rawlins, Wood River. Mr. Rawlins, 90, died Wednesday at Rood- nouse. Those attending in addition to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rawlins were Mr. and Mrs. Louis R. Rice, Wood River, and Mr. and Mrs. Vern Middleton and Mrs. Marion Ret- :er, East Alton. ALTON-WOOD KIVtiH BUIHAL IU is CHARLES R. SLOCUMB Services 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel. Rev. Albert Moginot officiating. Burial in Upper Alton Cemetery. In state at the Chapel after 7 p.m. Tuesday. 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