Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 5, 1963 · Page 3
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

Alton, Illinois
Issue Date:
Friday, July 5, 1963
Page 3
Start Free Trial

IIWtiNtf PAGE BELL RINGERS Boys of the junior department of the ringing of church bells and fire depart- Uppcr Alton Baptist Church ring the ment bells, bell during the Independence Day bell Area's Freedom Bells Called 'Ringing Success' The Telegraph area's observance of sounding church bells on the Fourth of July, to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, was pronounced a ringing success. Set off promptly at 1 p.m. by telephones coortiinaied by the Illinois Bell Telephone Co., the bells rang for five minutes throughout the area to re-echo the Liberty Bell which on, July 4, 1776, rang out the news that the Declaration of Independence was signed. Stay-at-home residents who were not away on outings said the inging bells were clearly heard ram all sides, as the 30 churches n the Alton-Wood River area par- icipated in the observance. At Bethalto, the Presbyterian Church did it the hard way. The :hurch bell is awaiting placement n a belfry and in the meantime s being kept at the home of Clarence Oldendorph on Park Drive, about one and one-half miles rom the church building. So Oldendorph loaded the half- on bell on a trailer and towed it Summer Reading Club Signup to Close Saturday Registration for Hayner City Library's Summer Reading Club will be closed Saturday, Mrs, Hel en Rice, children's librarian, has announced. Response to the program has been tremendous, she said. More than 350 boys and girls have signed up so far. The children's department has been re-named the "Hayner Fishing Dock" for the summer. Each boy or girl earns a fish for his line by reading three books. A party will be given for the participants, Sept. 14. Awards and prizes will be given. Everyone who has read 12 books or more will receive a certificate. At Conference R. Fred Chambers, director o the Shurtleff Baptist Foundation is among the delegates attending a Christion Higher Education Conference at Green Lake, Wis., this week. A group of 200 are gathered u the American Baptist Assembly grounds for the July 2-6 confer ence. GRASS CARPET MEYER ZOYSIA 4-Emerald Green at 100 9 £ Grows In Any Soil * Needs V; Less Cutting +• Needs Vj less Water * Water and Cwbgrass end Weeds Are Eliminated Plant Big 2f Plwgi Eviry Sq, Ft. Wernlne Stir N Plan Nuriiry fiitt by automobile to the church. There, in the church yard, three boys — Robert Wulf, Martin Le< gate and Michael Hackethal — tolled the bell along with all the other churches. /«IF-S£RVICE fSHOf STORCS •HEW FOR THE HUtf Expects Wage Hike to Boost Menu Prices A boost in wages for area waitresses and bartenders is expected to hike menu prices slightly, Clarence Dunn, president of the Alton-Wood River Area Restaurant Assn,, told the Telegraph today. The raise covered members of >ocal 243 of the Hotel and Restaurant Employes and Bartenders Unions. Dunn said the increase given Monday included a three-cent boost to waitresses to annual hour- y rate of $1,02. The bartenders got a five-cent raise to $2.1? an wur. The raise came as part of the ast year of a two-year contract. Child Bitten A four-year-old Brighton girl was bitten by a pet hamster as she attempted to pick It up Thursday at her home. Viclti Lorch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Lorch, was rented for a bite to the left thumb at Alton Memorial Hospital. 2 Area 13-Year-Olds Win $25 Talent Prize The song and dance team of 3onna Craig and Robbie Ayres took first place at a Raymond, 111., talent contest Wednesday night. The top prize was $25 and they won out over 33 other contestants. They sang arid danced the "St. Louis Polka." The team will be competing throughout the summer in similar contests. Next contest is July 12 at the Irving Centennial. Both are 13 years of age, Bonna is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billle Craig, 119 S. 6th St., Wood River, and Robbie is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Ayres, 200 Airline Drive, Rosewood Heights. $5 Stolen A burglar netted $5 in change from a cash register at Horn and Horn market, 901 Union St., during the night. Entry was made through a rear window. Picnic Trimming* Stolen From Stand All the trimmings for a Fourth of July picnic were reported stolen from the Rock Spring Refreshment stand, 2000 College Ave., Thursday morning. Reported missing were s i x bottles of soda, a package of Ice cream bars, three packages of chewing gum, a box of candy bars, six packages of potato chips and six packages of corn chips. Community Planning Meeting Scheduled EDWARDSVILLE — A meeting to discuss a complete communi ly development program will be held July 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Edwardsville National Bank Building, according to announcement of Lindley Renken, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Community Development Committee. In addition to Chamber of Commerce members, directors and chairmen, invitations to the meet- ng has been extended to members of the Edwardsville City Council, the City Plan Commission township supervisors, the Edwardsville Hospital Assn. and the Inter-Governmental Liaison Committee on Planning. Several members of the state Board of Economic Development will meet with the group to discuss the development program. Weatherman Rehired As Weather Improves CLEETHORPES, England (AP) — The Town Council rehired weatherman Raymond Comray today after firing him because he made too many correct forecasts "He was always forecasting rain," said a council spokesman "and the trouble was — he was nearly always correct." Cleethorpes is a seaside resort Business is good only when the weather is good. For the last three days th forecast from London said rain for Cleethorpes. Instead there was sunshine. "Mr. Comray feels we're in for a spell of sunshine," said the spokesman. "But whether we are or not, we've decided his fore casts are better than the othe ones and the customers insist on forecasts." LIKE TO SELL? • SATISFYING CREATIVE POSITION WITH OLD ESTABLISHED LOCAL COMPANY. y • YOU'LL NEED AMBITION, AN EAGER OUTLOOK AND A FLAIR FOR CREATING. ^ • SELL YOURSELF IN WRITING FULLY TO BOX 870 c/o ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH 1 Stools • Ideal for Picnics, Campers * Sport* • Chrem* Finish Legs • H«avy Leatherette Folding Seat • Height 15" — SeatlV'xlV CORNS LIFT OFF , wwf I CORNMASTER one Day Service BWck & Wlilte Film ALTON STORE; Corner Third and Henry Stf. BIYIRi Wopd River Ave, at Wwerdivllle Rd« June Rain Normal in This Area The Telegraph area was one of our small areas in Illinois where une rainfall was normal compar- d to three communities in West- rn Illinois thnt had the driest une in this century. William A. Ackermann, chief of le Illinois Water Survey, said at Rockford, Harrishurg and (arshall areas also had normal r above rainfall. Four or more nches fell in the four areas dur- ng June. Harrisburg topped the state •ith 6.2 inches. Western, Central and Eastern linois had extremely low rainfall n June. It was the driest June in ie century a Avon, Monmouth, rtacomb and Clinton. Most of Western Illinois had less han .5 inches of rain, while Cen- ral and Eastern Illinois had less lan two inches. Tlie state has had deficient rain- all for the past three months, pril through June. Much of the tale has averaged slightly less lan 50 per cent of the normal iree months rainfall. Ground water levels in the east, entral and western sections are Building Permits Show: June Was a Big Month For Carports, Garages June was a month for carports and garages in Alton. More June building permits for carports and garages were issued in Alton than in any previous month this year. Their total estimated cost was greater than for all carports and garages erected in the immediate past five months of 1963. Records of the city building department show permits for 11 garages or carports to total value of $ll,450 were issued in June. During the prior five months, 18 such permils were granted, but the total estimated cost of $11,450 was $100 less than the valuation for June alone. In addition to the separate garage permits in June, provision for eight garages and one carport was included with permits for erection of new dwellings. Total $22,800 Total estimated cost of 29 ear- port and garage projects separ- I'/fc feet below normal. In southwestern and southeastern sections the ground water levels are about one foot above average. ately undertaken in the first half of 19G3 is $22,800. Nine permits for new houses with an estimated total cost of $162,100 were issued in June. This was the same number of housing starts recorded In May. For the first six months of the year a total of 29 dwelling permits have been issued and their total estimated cost was $480,500. This is a considerably smaller showing then for the corresponding period last year when 37 housing starts were listed with total estimated cost of $530,000. New House Permits Recipients of permits for erection of new houses and locations of the new structures were: Lowery King of 832 Washington Ave., 4-room dwelling at 3014 Alby St. R. M. Thompson of 2121 Norside Drive, split-level, 7-room dwelling at 2207 Marquette Drive. Smith Construction Co. of 3107 Mission Road for two 5%-room houses, one at 3205 Mission and the other at 3302 Mission Road. A. Massalone of 200 Ladd Ave., 6- room dwelling at 203 Ladd. John Olmstead of 3500 H u m- bert Road, split-level, <3H*roortl house at 1618 Spauldlng St. Carl Beckman of 3419 Fulierton Ave,, 6-room frame house at 1912 Western Ave. Jack Moore of 3405 Mo- Arthur Drive, split-level, S'/fc-rootrt house at 2212 Krug Place. June permits also include one to G. Walmsley of 3512 Peasant St. for foundation work at 4110 Aberdeen Ave. for a dwelling to be moved onto that location. Tricycle Rider Roll Into Car Pamela Springer, 4, of West AI* ton, suffered minor injuries when her tricycle rolled Into a moving car in the 1500 block of State Street Thursday night. The car was driven by Ruth Sneed of Ferguson, Mo., who said the tricylce rolled into the street. The girl received hospital treatment for cuts and bruises on her face, arms and legs. American Golfer DACRON-POLYESTER & COTTON Alton's Best Department Store! 104 W. THIRD ST. HO 5-8851 • Ease of entry in Iront laced plac ket with dyed to match buttons. • Slide scam pockets on a slim front skirt. GOOD SATURDAY ONLY! NO MONEY DOWN . . . As Little As $5 Per Month Buys Up To $100 • Roll-up-n-dawn sleeves. • Perfect in fit and finished in good transeason colors—medium grey and coffee brown. With This Coupon — Saturday Only! AMERICAN GOLFER CLASSIC SHIRT DRESS REGULAR "770 14.98 / • Misses Sizes 12r20 • Half Sizes 13^-2 WITH THIS COUPON-SATURDAY ONLY! YOUR CHOICE OF ANY HUNTER OFF REGULAR PRICE! YOU CAN SAVE UP TO $8.24 WITH THIS COUPON! USE YOUNG'S EASY CREDIT TERMS-NO MONEY DOWN! VALUABLE COUPON WITH THIS COUPON-SATURDAY ONLY! YOUR CHOICE OF ANY GIBSON AIR- CONDITIONER YOU CAN SAVE UP TO $84,99 WITH THIS COUPON! OFF V REGULAR PRICE! IBM MI M mmmmmmm) mm m m i

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,600+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free