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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1963 51 YEARS OF TEACHING Agile* Bicncniann, student at St. Bernard's School, Wood River, was among students who Friday presented Miss Mary Maguire with a bouquet of ing Miss Maguire. roses during ceremonies honoring Miss This Time for Good Maguire on her retirement from teaching. The Kov. Mother Angela, school principal, was among those congratulat- Mary Maguire ^Re-Retires' After 51 Years as Teacher The woman who has personnally I At the end of the school year the taught more people in the Alton- replacement quit and St. Ber- Wood River area than nny other \ mrd > s wns aR ain short a teach- teacher, starting back in 1903, called it a day when St. Bernard's er. If was at this time (hat a student body and was presented a spiritual ijoquet, in addition to a vase of roses. David Otl, an eighth grader at School in Wood River, closed for[f r ' pnc ' °f M' ss Maguires asked! the school, gave a speech comend- thc year. her if she would consider teach-'ing Miss Maguire and her years ing again. jof service to education in general She is Miss Mary Maguire, who retired from Alton School system in 1946, only to be lured back into the teaching field nine years later at the school. Wood River parochial "I had definately planned not to teach again," Miss Maguire and to the students of St. Bernard's said, "But I missed the classroom I Miss Maguirc's plans for the and at the time I was in somewhat of a financial bind and need- future include living with a sister in Hammond, Ind., for several She started teaching at rurali 6 ^ some ra sh to have my car's j years, after which she will move Hull School on the bank of the Mississippi River River Creek. After teaching in the country transmission repaired so I took the'to Loretta Home, Alton. near Wood J 0 * 3 - ' j Asked if she thought she might With exception of a one-year ever go back into teaching again, leave of absence, Miss Maguire (she said "No, after all I have school for one year she transfer-!taught there until last Friday j now re-retired. Think how re-re- red to the Alton public school! when she was honored by the j retired would look in print:" system in the fall of 1904 ind:. ~= taught here continuously for 42 ji years. i She holds a somewhat reverred; position among people who have I had to work for their chance to| attend college, for it took her 101 summer sessions at the University i of Illinois to earn a bachelor of; science degree in music. She went to the U. of I. the first summer on a music scholarship j provided through the Miss Katherine Dickinson Studio School of Music, Alton, where Miss Maguire stu'died prior to her university work. Upon retiring from Alton school system Miss Maguire took a trip through the U. S. and toured Europe. Her travels in the U. S. were j supplimented by two cross-country | bus trips. During her European junket she made special side trips to Scotland and Ireland. Miss Maguire returned to the U.S. and settled down to a life of retirement, but after nine years of the life of leisure she yearned to be back in the classroom. In January 1954 the late Mother Mary Josephine of St. Bernard's School, Wood River, was killed in an auto accident and fast arrangement were made to secure a replacement. Does This Ever Happen To You? YES, everybody hat to barrow at one timi or another. When you do, you can get the caih you need from ui. We're the kind of folks who like to terve you satisfactorily. HOWAM FINANCE •!MV«d»l *> 2-9218 NOW! Long-life Awnings MADE OF SOLID GEON VINYL! by GOODRICH ANOTHER SPECIAL! EXTRA LARGE 32"X62" CANNON flfl 1 HURRY! 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