Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 1, 1963 · Page 6
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 6

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At/fOM EVJEJNiNG TELEGRAPH MONDAV, Jt)L¥ it 1963 J&ttl Parker h IMW Loml Wllliflttt fi. Parker w%is rce-lect- cd business manager and financial secretary of Local 649 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Saturday. Parker defeated Ray F. Howes, 194 to 101. Other officers re-elected include: Robert Noble, president; Don Doyle, vice president; W. F. Hunt, recording secretary and Paul C. Droste, treasurer. tb Meet A Meeting of the Owaisa Class of Main Street Methodist Church will be held in the church social rooms at t:45 p.m. Tuesday. Hostesses will be Mrs. Heriry Eich- eri, Mrs. Harold Horsley, Mrs. Richard Wuellner. CAIRO— Several Egyptian newspapers are buying equipment in anticipation of grrat rx- pnnsion. FORTY ODD By Peg Bracken and Rod Lull SHARK FlGHTlStt ItONOtt SYDNEVV—An Australian man is to be decorated for fighting off a savage shark with his bare hands. GET $25 to $800 tjulcMV — without red up«-— on your SIGNATURE . . AUTOMOBILE . . FURNITURE; You may tpply tvtn If you ow* money now and your hlgli taiullment p»ymenu can »lio b« reduced. Chow« your own rtpayment plan to fit budget, pay date* and incom*. Phon« fine for a onc'vhit loan . . . complete in a few minutei. HOWARD FINANCE G26 E. ±&//Wa/t{/ fifc- BROADWAY Y~~^ y HOWARD ALTON,,LL. TOM HOWARD.J** 2*9218 POLAROID SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO, IS HERE I v BI LI IE. This is what you have been waiting for! The new Polacolor Film is here and it fits most existing Land Cameras, Just snap the shutter, pull the tab and in 50 seconds you'have a beautiful full-color picture. You don't even have to "coat" it, and the colors have to be seen to be believed. Our supplies are limited, so don't wait. Sears Roebuck and Co. 309 Piasa, Alton, 111. "Ten bucks for that? Next time, just lemme give you a fast ride with the top down." 100th Anniversary Of Gettysburg Battle At V$W Convention Piasa Indians Drill Team Holds On to Its State Title took . In the Drum and finite Corps The Piasa Indians retained their V.F.W. Illinois State Championship title for drill teams for the second straight year in Peoria during the VFW State Convention this past weekend. Their score of 89.35 placed them four full points ahead of the second place winners, The Cors-airs of Chicago Heights. The Competition Color Guard which was newly formed last (all out of corps members to give them an additional event entered their first State Competition along with veteran corps of many contests and placed third. First place was Phantomettes, Rockford, 111. Hie Core-airs of Chicago Weights Competition the Cavaliers, Chlca- the Black knlghfs o| KDITOH'S NOTK—One hundred years ago one of history's climac- 'tic battles was fought in the rolling countryside outside a small Pennsylvania town called Gettysburg. Here is the way a reporter on the scene might have covered the events which led up to one of the bloodiest military engagements of all time. By TOM HBNSHAW GETTYSBURG. July 1. 1863 (AP)— Advance units of the Union and Confederate armies clashed by accident around this small South-Central Pennsylvania town today. The outnumbered Federal forces were driven back into defensive positions on high ground south of Gettysburg, a town of 2,200 some 65 miles north of Washington. A major battle was forecast for tomorrow as Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, the new commander of the Army of the Potomac, ordered most of his 88,000 men into the battlefront. The top available strength of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, under the command of Gen. Robert E. Lee, is reported to be some 75,000 men. An estimated 36.000 Union troops and 46,000 Confederates tool? part in today's fighting, which raged until early evening through the streets of Gettysburg and across ridges and wheat fields west of town. Heavy Losses Losses were high, particularly on the Federal side. The Union 1st and llth Corps were reported decimated. The Iron Brigade lost 1,200 of 1,800 men. The 24th Michigan suffered 80 per cent casualties. Maj,-_Gen. John F. Reynolds, 42, of Lancaster, Pa., commander of the Union forces in the field, was killed by a sniper. Brig. Gen. James J. Archer, 46, a Maryland man serving in the Southern army, was captured. The fighting began about 1:30 a.m. vyhen the 13th Alabama regiment, -'advancing on Gettysburg from the west to forage for shoes, ran into a picket post of Brig. SUMMER CLEARANCE SAYINGS TO 50% AND MORE ON SCORES OF HIT STYLES \ VALUES TO $7.99 VALUES TO $8.99 Save on the season's most beautiful pumps! Whites, blacks, reds, blues, neutrals in high and mid heels SUMMER CLEARANCE HANDBAGS Our finest t)U. priced at b._ savings to you! 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Oliver 0. Howard's llth Army Corps marched in from the south and was immediately engaged by the first units of Lt. Gen. Rich- r ird S. Ewell's Confederate corps, coming from the north. Howard's corps, the smallest in the Army of the Potomac with less than 10,000 men, broke after heavy fighting and fled through the town. A Union officer gave a ;raphic account of the scene. Confusion "The confusion was great," he said. "The Confederates poured volley after volley into the compact mass (of fleeing men). A sudden panic arose. Our regiment headed into an alley. "Unfortunately, it offered no way out except a very narrow doorway; but the enemy had already piled up a barrier of dead Union soldiers in its front, and two-thirds of the regiment was lost." The flight of Howard's corps uncovered the right flank of Rey nolds' corps, now led by Maj [en. Abner Doubleday, and Dou blyday's men retreated to strong er defensive positions on Ceme tery Ridge, south of town. The Union rout was stemmed by the arrival : of Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock, 39, of Montgomery Square, Pa., who was sent jy Meade to take command in the field after the death of Reynolds. Tonight, as the two great armies gather for the impending batting, the Union defensive line resembled a fishhook with its haft running along Cemetery Ridge, its hook turning around emetery Hill, where the shattered remnants of Howard's corps ;iwaits reinforcement. Across a graceful valley, on a ridge called Seminary, Lee is mussing his army for the assault. Metropolis Girl Named Miss Southern 111. HERRIN, 111. (AP) — A Metropolis, 111., girl, 18-year-old Kay DeVault, has been chosen to represent Southern Illinois in the Miss Illinois contest July 17-20. The 5-foot, four-inch brunette beauty was chosen Miss Southern Illinois Saturday night from among 21 contestants. The competition was sponsored by the Herrin Junior Chamber of Commerce. Miss DeVault, the 110-pound queen of the Illinois State Basketball Tournament at Champaign last Spring, if she becomes Miss Illinois will have a shot at the Miss America crown. Miss Southern Illinois also was Miss Illinois County Fairs and Massac County Fair Queen in I960. Miss DeValut, a shapely 36-2336, won top honors in bathing suit judging and then won the all around competition crown. The four million U.S. families with incomes of $10,000 or more are the principal buyers of cus- ton-built homes, housing author ities say. SUMMER WEATHER AND YOUR SKIN During the summer months your skin Is especially sensitive to the weather mid you nhoulcl tnke every precaution to protect It. Avoiding over-ex* posurc to the sun, mid careful attention to possible chafing Irritations nro steps you can easily take. To n.kl you In exercising good summer heuUh sense our pharmacy has ninny helpful products available. 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