Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 12, 1963 · Page 9
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 9

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PAGE TEN ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1963 Scouts OpenHike Trail 14 Miles Oner Bluff top ON THE TRAIL A group of boy scouts with tlicir leader trudges starts and ends at Alton Police Youth Camp, skirts along a country road well on the way of their hike McAdams Highway, winds along top of bluffs and By JOHJV STETSON Telegraph Staff Writer Official opening last weekend of the new 14-mile Piasa Bird trail for hiking atop the riverfront bluffs north of Alton is expected to attract many Boy Scouts, explorers and others from far and wide to tramp the scenic path. The trail, conceived first by Alvahs Breitweiser, advisor for Explorer Post 60 of Rosewood Heights and then developed into a reality by other committee members of the post, offers a unique experience in hiking. Atop Palisades Circling through some of the most scenic area atop the palisade, the trail both starts and concludes at the. Alton Police Youth Camp building on Mill Creek Road approximately one mile northeast of McAdams highway. Hikers will share scenic views of the river and its traffic, both commercial and pleasure craft, and even the most casual observer can find interesting plant and animal life. Part of the trail lies in a game preserve. Shortly after starting the trail a hiker gets his first view of the mighty Mississippi and the bluffs REST STOP Perspiring boys halt for a few moments on one of the rest breaks in a shaded glen in the woods. Feet about this time begin to get sore. A panorama of the Mississippi River can be seen from the bluffs along the trail. MIDWAY POINT over the newly-opened Piasa Bird Trail. Operated passes through Principia College property. Part of over which the trail winds. From Clifton Terrace Drive In gets some business from for the benefit of Explorer Post 60, the 14-mile cir- the course is traversed on road and part through atop the bluffs hikers can see for the hungry and thirsty boys as the halfway point in cular trail officially opened last Saturday. The trail woods and open country. "" * — !1 ' ""' —----• - - GETTING BEARINGS Here, the scouts pause for a moment a swig of cool water from a canteen, to get a "fix" on their position along the Another slaps a bug that had landed on trail. The stop enables one boy to take his neck. Hospital Notes Alton Memorial MEDICAL John Weissler, St. Louis. Rev. John Lillard, Jerseyville. . Marvin Garrigus, Wood River. Mrs. Nellie Pevett, Bethalto. Mrs. Velda Ward, 2214 Holland. Mrs. Jean Husband, 612 Washington. Mrs. Juanita Bland, 1017 Elliott. Frank Slivka, Alton. Alvin Sims, 1713 Piasa. SURGICAL Mrs. Juanita Weigler, Jerseyville Mrs. James Riley, Wood River. Ernest Ervin, 527 Brookside. Lavona and Laura Toppmeyer, Hardin. James Gutmann, Wood River. Joy Beneze, 3407 McArthur. Mrs. Bessie Bess, 2906 Werges. Cletis Clark, Roxana. DISMISSALS Rand Schwartz, 2341 State. Mrs. May Corken, Jerseyville. Mrs. Ada Williams, Cottage Hills. Mrs. Juanita Davis, Cottage Hills James Chandler, Godfrey. Miss Geraldine Bryant, Washington. Oliver Gainer, 3076 Belle. Mrs. Evelyn Caulk, New Douglas Mrs. Frances Michelsen, Godfrey Charles Locke, East Alton. Mrs. St. Anthony's MEDICAL Geraldine Thornton, 904 Danforth. Mrs. Agnes Huntsman, 412y 2 Chamberlain. Mrs. Frances Larsh, 3504 Omega DISMISSALS Mrs. Aline Courter, Godfrey. Mrs. Sarah Graves, East Alton Mrs. Mary Hackworth, 618 State O. B. Hallows, Wood River. Marlene Kusmanoff, Wood River, Robert Lefler, 1012 W. Ninth. Mrs. Rose Lindley, 408 Fourth. Tom Rizos, 2414 Broadway. Mrs. Bertha Seeger, Brighton. Mrs. Venida Spurgeon, Wood River. Jeffrey Timmermeier, E. Alton. Walter Boulter, 2812 Grandview. Mrs - Frances Gorman, Jerseyville Mrs. Lois Dupy. 1005 Rozier. !; J « mes Hendrick.s New York. ..: Thomas Jones, East Broadway. .... Pfeiffenberger. 45b |Davifl Mrs. Alice Bluff. DISMISSALS Miss Mildred Ford. 203 W. 13th. Mrs. Juanita Whitlock, Jerseyville. Mrs. Lenora Gater, 909 Rock. HollLs West, East Alton. Mrs. Beulah Walters, Roxana. St. Joseph's William Kinsella, 1911 Worden. Mrs. Lucille Milliteilo, 717 Central George Alexander, Dow. (John Weber, Grafton. 619! Miss Barbara Whaley, Grafton. SURGICAL jMrs. Mary Jamieson, 131 Ohio, Mrs. Loraine Schlieper, Pearl. ! East Alton. Mrs. Mona Waters, Cottage Hills. | W. M. Mayberry, Edwardsville. Sam Mormino, 219 Doris. Henry Tennikait, Wood River. Avery Myers, Cottage Hills. Michael Bridgeman, Godfrey. Miss Shirley Admire, Bethalto. Truman Hulse, Edwardsville. Mrs. Hilda Thornhill, 601 Mildred Mrs. Kli/abeth Henke, Edwards- Mrs. Violet Esarey, 313 Oak. Mrs. Mira Davey, 1203 State. Arthur Eicken, Carrollton. ville. Mrs. Mildred Leonard, 1411 Wil- Edwardsville. Mrs. Florence Richey, Bethalto. Mrs. Marlene Sadler, West Alton. Gary Vach, 241 Dooley. Jersey Community MEDICAL Elmer Kirchner, Grafton. Mrs. Mary Breden, Hardin. SURGICAL Rhonda Gross, Hardin. DISMISSALS Dean Cox, Jerseyville. Mrs. Aloys Schleeper, Hardin. Preston Hardwick, Kane. Mrs. Floyd Summers, Medora. Everett Shackles, Jerseyville. Charles Klaas, Batchtown. Wood River Township MEDICAL Deborah Fra/ier, Godfrey. Mrs. Polly Aldridge, '208 Laclede. Mrs. Peggy Moran, Cottage Hills. Richard Davis, Hartford. SURGICAL Mrs. Loot a Beason, 555 N. First. Cottage Hills And Dotv Men to Get Commissions CARBONDALE — T r o y E. Taylor of Cottage Hills and Ervin J. Koenig of Dow are among .6 Southern Illinois University ;raduating seniors who will be commissioned a second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force Reserve June 13, commencement day. They will be sworn ^nto the :ervice by Col. George H. Blase, commander of the 3,000-member AFROTC detachment on Carbondale campus, at ceremonies in Ballroom A of the University Center at 3:30 p.m. A reception vill follow the commissioning ceremonies in the ballroom and that night they will receive their di- jlomas. A short time following graduation, the new lieutenants will report for active duty. Some already have received their assignments. Winslade Reunion Staged at Shipman SHIPMAN — Mrs. Jack Winslade of Carlinville was electee president at the Winslade family reunion at the Shipman Park Sunday. Other officers named were: Kenneth Archer Jr., vice president; Dr. Weldon Winslade of Belleville, secretary. The next reunion will be on the second Sunday in June at the same place. Youth Fellowship SHIPMAN — The Methodist Youth Fellowship has changed the meeting date of the organization for the summer from Sunday night to the second and fourth Wednesdays at 7 p.m. 9tst Birthday SHIPMAN — The 91st birthday of Tony Schuetz was observed at a family dinner at Terry Park at Palmyra Sunday. Those in addition to the honoree who attended f r o o here were: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schuetz, Mr. and Mrs. Ebert Pointer and J 11, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schuetz, Mr. d Mrs. Guy Schuetz, Harold and Jacqueline Schuetz. miles up and downstream. the trail is reached. From here the boys will return After wending along the crest to the starting point. "he trail drops to river level. where the observer get a close .ook at water recreation the upper region of Alton Lake. Sailing, motor boating, water skiing, swimming, and other water activity are all visible from vantage points along the trail. Piasa Bird In keeping with the trails name likers will pass where the Piasa Bird is planned to be repainted on he bluff and currently can ob- lerve the painting of the bird on a sillboard near McAdams Highway. Work in planning the trail was started approximately six months ago on the premise that a national nterest in hiking was reviving due :o President Kennedy's physical 'itness program. After planning and surveying to choose the most scenic area for the trail the job of getting permission from landowners was started. "All cooperated with us," Breit- down from the bluffs in total darkness. Other adult help from the post included that of Bill Murray, Jim Hughes, Bill Helvey, Frank :hamp and William Titus who were instrumental in the renovation work at the youth camp building. Boys of the explorer post spent many hours swinging hatchets and using axes to help clear the trail for the hiking program. Those completing the trail will be eligible for one dollar to purchase a Piasa Bird Patch and !or $2 to purchase a Piasa Bird trail medal. "Reproduction of a picture of weiser said, to everyone 'and we are grateful who helped." The trail would not have been possible in its present location without cooperation from such organizations as Principia College and the Oblate Fathers." Summer Youth Camp "Thanks is also due the Alton Police Department for their gen erous use of their Summer Youth Camp building and grounds where hikers may bunk and eat while in the area," he added. Breitweiser with Dr. Gaines Smith and John Quigley of the explorer post committee, laid all the ground work for the trail including such days as the one when Dr. Smith and Breitweiser and Quigley ran out of daylight and spent two hours finding their way the Piasa Bird on both the medal and patches was made possible through the cooperation of the Alton Evening Telegraph who also supplied a history of the bird for use in brochures we have had printed," Breitweiser said. The trail is open to any organized group under adult supervision who makes proper application, he said. They may do this by writing to trails unlimited Inc., P. 0. Box 166, East Alton. "This non-profit corporation was set up to handle operation of the trail in a business like manner though there is no charge for hiking. Any profit derived from the sale LADIES' JAMAICA SHORTS Sizes 10-18 Prints, Checks, Solid Colors. 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