Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 6, 1963 · Page 3
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SAtUftDAY, JULY 6, 1963\ ALTON EVENING Marquette Park Monument to CCC LODGE SHOWS RESULTS The sumptuous lodge at Pero Marquette Park is the focal point of Civilian Conservation Corps' work during the depression. The CCC boys are responsible for almost all of the work done in, the park. One CCC camp contained 240 World War I Veterans while another camp was composed largely of youths from Chicago. A friendly rivalry developed between the two groups and indifference turned to enthusiasm. Old Con Back In Pen Again CHICAGO (AP) — Herbert Spring, 76, is back in prison again, where he has spent 49 of the last 56 years. Spring, a native of Roclcford, was returned to Stateville Prison in Joliet Friday. He was arrested for leaving his Chicago residence and his place of employment without permission from parole officials. It was Spring's third pa- rold violation since 1954. "The failing is booze," Spring slad. "All I hope is that they send me back to my flowers." He was known among Stateville inmates for his care of a quarter-acre flower plot in the prison yard. Spring, described by prison psychologists as mild when sober, was drinking in a Freeport tavern in 1907 when he rushed out with a revolver and began firing. A shot killed Mrs. Charles Rum- melhagen ol Freeport. He was convicted of murder. He escaped from Stateville for short periods in 1919 and 1920. His latest parole began March 11. Sees Brother... After 60 Years By JIM Telegraph Staff Writer An East Alton man spent the first few minutes of a visit trying to fool his brother, whom he hadn't seen for nearly 60 years. Then during the next few minutes he tried to convince him that they really are related. Vern Ford, 66, of 237 Bender Ave., a retired construction laborer, visited his brother last'month. The brother, Ralph, had left their home town of Nokomis years ago to try his luck at roughing it in the wilds of the Northwoods. Living in Washington state for awhile, Ralph Ford, now 72, has been a rancner in Canada for about 45 years. Vern Ford said when he first saw his brother at his log cabin in the province of Alberta, where he lives with his wife, Ralph did not recognize him. However, Vern recognized his brother "by his eyes," but playfully acted as if he were a customer interested in buying the log cabin. When the joke wore off, Vern Boy Finds That.. . 'Strange Object 9 Is Bomb r ord told his brother who he real- y was. At first the brother, Ralph would not believe it and it took some ardent explaining to convince him. Farming on 300 acres 12 miles from Peers, Canada, Ralph Ford raises wheat, oats and corn And las 45 Herefords. He is 85 miles from the Alberta oapitol of Edmonton and 45 miles from a town of 2,000. Peers has only two stores, a filling station, a church and a school, Vern Ford said. His brother and his wife live primitively, he said, having a gasoline generator for electric light and power, with which they operate a television set and iron, their only other modern conveniences. They have an old-fashioned iron range and stove, fueled by firewood, as protection against the 60 below zero temperatures which lit their log cabin every winter. Bear, deer and squirrels as 'thick as flies" frequent the ranch, Ford said. He and his wife stayed a week at the ranch bul eft because of the mosquitoes. "The mosquitoes drove us out," Tord said. "I never saw them so bad." CHICAGO (AP) — Eight-year- old Michael Conti found a strange-loolcing object on a garbage can behind a home on Chicago's North Side Friday. Conti thought it was a "funny looking" thing, so he kept it. The "funny thing" was a plastic cylinder 3 by 4 inches with two flashlight batteries taped to it and wired to a watch. Conti showed it to policeman Chester Radloff. Radloff, who doesn't fancy himself as a bomb expert, didn't think it looked funny. He ushered the boy and other persons from the scene and began ripping wires. Subsequent investigation showed there was enough powder In the cylinder to have killed or maimed anyone close. Bomb squad experts said the bomb would have exploded when the hands of the watch reached certain points. Cat Didn't Want To Be Picked Up Cats are notorious tor their independence and a huge torn- cut owned by William Fink, 803 Park Dr., Alton, is nq exception. He didn't want to be picked up. When Fink did it Friday the cat scratched him on the left ear and sent Fink to the hospital for treatment. In another accident Friday, ynda Bratherton, 3, daugh' ter of Mr. and Mrs. 0, W. Bvotheytqn, 238 Longfellow Ave., was riding on her buck yard merry-go-round when she caught her finger in the machinery. Sent to the hospital for treatment the story had a happy ending, the girl's moth' er said. Wnda Is Piw d °* something no other W«J in the neighborhood has: a swollen finger. State Is Saving Millions on New Purchasing Plan SPRINGFIELD, 111. — In three years, Illinois has realized a sav- ngs of at least $1.5 million under its new coal purchasing plan, William P. Ford, slate purchas- ng agent, announced today. "The most conservative estimate places the amount of money saved at a minimum of 51.5 million," Ford said "This figure reflects savings in acquisition costs coupled with increased efficiency achieved at the boiler plants throughout the state," he added. Ford made this announcement as he reported the results of the state's new coal procurement ment procedure to Gov, Otto !<erner. It has been in effect for three years. In emphasizing the effectiveness of the state's new coal buying practices, Ford pointed out in the report that "Illinois can finally say that its coal buying practices are fair, businesslike and econonv leal." The report pointed out that foi the first time in the history of Illinois, all state coal .contracts ore being made to the v low/bid' ders. Under the new procedure, Illinois also has reduced' the amount of unwashed coal used in Its various institutions from 97,500 tons to none. Hound for Europe NEW YORK (AP) - Th Duke and Duchess ol Windsor are on board the liner United States bound for Europe. 'Hie couple spent a month In New York City J & A Springman Jlu» All liiml* gf Garden Hose Reception Is Planned for Sen. Douglas U. S. Sen. Paul H. Douglas will be guest of honor Monday at a reception on the last stop of his swing through the Telegraph area to meet with his constituents. The reception, to which the public is invited, will be held at 7 p.m. in United Steel Workers Hall, 2821 East Broadway, Alton. ' Starting at 4 p.m., Sen. Douglas will visit with workers at the gates of Laclede Steel Co. and Olin Mathieson Corps., and is scheduled to meet at 4:30 p.m. with members of the Alton-Wood River Federation of Labor in the Lewis and Clark Restaurant, East Alton. Other stops on the Senator's schedule Monday include: 10:30 a.m. — Coffee hour in the Hotel Winchester in Winchester. 11:30 a.m. — Coffee hour in White Hall American Legion Hall, 200 South Main St., White Hall. 12:30 p.m. — Lunch in Day's Cafe on the east side of the square, Carrolllon. 2:30 p.m. reception on Jersey County Coruthouse lawn, Jerseyville. Pruitt and Brunjes Named to Head UF Institutions Fund Macy Pruitt and Orville O. Brunies have been named chairman and co-chairman of the Institu- .ions Division for the 19153-64 Al- .on-Wood River Area United Fund. Pruitt is administrative assistant to the Alton Superintendent of Schools in charge of secondary curriculum. Brunjes is assistant superintendent of Schools in the Wood River Grade School system. The two men will be in charge of the United Fund drive in area schools. Work Is Evidence Of Worth By JACK AAKIiAN Telegraph Stuff Writer A bill to establish a Youth Conservation Corps has brought up memories of the old Civilian Conservation Corps which was active in the Telegraph area during the Great Depression. The Kennedy's Administration's attempt to establish such a modern day CCC program has brought up the question — are such programs wasteful? This is the same as asking was the Old CCC worthwhile? If you want proof there is plenty of evidence around—even after 30 years. Marquottc 1'nrk The CCC was encamped in Pere Marquette State Park and many of the projects these young people built still stand today. The most imposing structure, the lodge, is 300 feet long and 75 feet wide. The building is the largest in the state park system and was built by CCC labor, started in 1934 and completed in 1940. Most of the furniture in the lodge was made in Illinois penal Institutions. But the structure that causes the most comment is the huge stone fireplace. Unusual Story John Reynolds, a retired clril- "er of wells in the Alton area and now living on Rte. 100, recalls the unusual story connected with the construction of :he fireplace. Reynolds says the man who lad the most to do with the cut- ing of stones and putting them n place was a CCC employe A'ho was an unemployed barber and became obsessed with building the fireplace. Tons of native limestone, quarried near Grafton, were use n its construction. Six hundred tons of, stone went into the chimney for the huge double fireplace, one side of which flanks' the main dining room, the other faces a lounge 100 by 60 feet, with huge vaulted timbers forming its ceiling. Reynolds said the ex-barber (called "cowboy" by his fellow workers) after finishing the project went out on a binge and almost immediately died of a neart attack. Service Veterans Reynolds, who spent five years at Marquette in the CCC from 1933 to 1938, said the men were mostly veterans of the service and could not find jobs during those hard days. The CCC construction lagstone terrace, 176-feet long, outside the dining room a:id ounge which affords a view of the icarby Illinois River and a park- vay leading to it. The CCC workers installed the odge's water system fed by a 200,000 gallon reservoir. They iltered an old cow barn into a museum, and built an elaborate iystem of trails throughout the '60-acre park. The natural state is maintained o this day. More than 300,000 rees and shrubs were planted between 1933 and 1940 by the ;ovemment corps. Cost Was $300,000 At the time of its construction he cost of the lodge was estimated at $300,000. Reynolds recalls the days with he CCC with fond memories. 'We got a $1 a day which was lot bad pay considering a $1 vent a long way. The boys were ;ood boys and the program kept many of .the men from hitting bottom." At one time Marquette Park lad two CCC camps in it. One vas at the lodge where the army veterans stayed and the other mlled Camp Graham was located n Graham's Hollow, which is icarer Grafton. Camp Graham was closed in 939 and the men were transferr- iMucy Prultt O, O. Brimjes . I WE DO OUR OWN FINANCING AT FURNITURE and APPLIANCE CO. ,Third Sr.-^PewntQwn Altpn Tenm—Many. Many Months to |'»y \ SLACK PRIDE OF THE CCCS This massive 600-ton stone fireplace in the lodge at Pere Marquette Park was constructed entirely by CCC workers. The stones were carved and placed by men who had no training in this type of work. id to the Marquette camp. The Marquette location was closed shortly after the start of World War II. Bill in Congress The present bill to establish the counterpart of the CCC is in Con- ress. The YCC program would pay $60 a month to young men >etween the ages of 16 and 21 to vork on public projects. The need for jobs for youth is stressed everyday. Many a CCC veteran would say that such pro- iects are not waste. They point :o Marquette Park as proof. Marquette Park with its facilities today is rated as one of America's finest resorts. work included the of the elaborate OPEN SUNDAY ALL DAY! NEW RED POTATOES 25 Bag 99c FREESTONE PEACHES BASKET CARLOAD SALE . R«c| Ripe, Sweet Euting WATERMELONS All Sko« ,,. At Low Prices BROADWAY & MAIN DRIVE-IN PRODUCE MARKET 2530 East Brondwey Boilermakers Honor Warren H. A. Warren of Roxana was lonored by Local 483 of the Boilermakers Union, AFL-CIO at the Machinists Center in East Alton rriday night retiring as an officer of the union. Warren has been financial-sec- •etary-treasurer of Local 483 for nore than 20 years and has been an officer for 28 years. He recently retired from Shell Oil Co.'s Wood River refinery. Arvey Pickering, Local 483 bus- ness manager presented Warren with a gift. Plan Appeal of Obscenity Case In Belleville BELLEVILLE, 111. (AP) — Cir cuit Court appeal will be lodged by three persons fined S200 each by a judge who ruled they were selling obscene literature. Harold Pennock Jr., their Centralia, 111., attorney, said Friday the appeal will be made to the St. Clair County Circuit Court. The three are George Borum Centralia, owner of the B<x Mart in Belleville; . and Mr Jewell Kimmell, operator of the store, and Miss Gerry Raide, a sales clerk, both of Belleville. They were arrested in a raid on the book store on May 17 in which copies of "Tropic of Cancer," written by Henry Miller, and some magazines were confiscated under a city obscenity ordinance. Pennock argued that the ordinance is unconstitutional, vague and indefinite and asked that the case be dismissed. Judge Klein denied the motion for dismissal and found that the law which prohibits the general traffic of obscene material, is valid and does not viola':e any constitutional provisions. MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY! JULY 8-9-10! SLACKS! TROUSERS! SKIRTS! SWEATERS! CLEANED AND PRESSED TRY OUR QUALITY SHIRT SERVICE BOX STORAGE Per Box PLUS REGULAR CLEANING CHARGE TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS: MONTICELLO PLAZA GODFREY, ILLINOIS EASTGATE PLAZA EAST ALTON, ILLINOIS LKANKHS COMPLETE EXPERT ALTERATIONS SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO, DOLLAR DAY MONDAY ONIY Jr. Boys' Cotton Denim Blue Jeans IMcn's Slack Length Cotton Crew Socks Sears Price LOO Sears Price . . 4 for LOO Bar-tacked. riveted. Non-rust Ribbed top stays up. Wash- aluminum zipper. Long fast colors and white. Sizes wearing. Sizes 4 to 12. 10-13. Cushioned sole, heel. Disposable Elastic Leg Briefs Diapers In White, Pastels Reg. 1.39 LOO Sears Price .. 4 for l.UU Waterproof backing for extra Comfy, cool cotton; with a protection medicated to prevent double fabric crotch. In small, diaper rash. 3 sizes. medium or large sizes. Printed or Solid Cotton Percale Women's Cotton Terrycloth Scuffs 1.00 Sears Price 4 Yds. l.UU Sears Price Perfect summer dress and play Light blue, pink, or white, wear fabric. Bright solid colors Light, cushiony Searofoam or pretty prints 36 in soles. Washable, Sizes 4 to 9. Assortment of Tier Curtains 2^-power Folding Field Glasses Reg. 2.49 2.00 Reg. 1.49 LOO Bright colors In many designs View football, basketball at and solids. Reg, 1.19 Valance close range. Fits in your assortment 1.00. pocket. Strong metal frame. Steel-Case, Pint Vacuum Bottles Reg. $1.39 Pistol Type Hose Nozzles 1.00 Sears Price Colorful lithographed design. Lox-on stopper can't pop out. Threadless plastic cup. Sears Price * Squeeze for any spray! Locks and resets with a flick of the finger. Keslsts corrosion. Reg. 79c ea. Tower Film Slide Tray 2 for $1 Reg. 3.49 Ulinnovv Buckets $8 Spec. Plastic Laundry Baskets $2 8.98 Basement Waterproof Paint Gal. $8 1.69 Varnish Quart $1 2.98—16" Border Wire Fence, 25 ft 2 for $5 3.69 8-Lite Ceiling Fixture $3 Spec. Women's Blouses or Shorts ea. $1 1.59 Women's Rotation Bras $1 2.98 Men's Walking Shorts $2 39c ea. Nylon SocUlets 3 for $1 1,35 Elastic over the knee Nylons 2 for $1 1.98 Girls' Slips 2 for $3 Terry Wash Cloths ,... 8 for $1 2.99 44*36 in. Wading Pool $2 Beach or Yacht Ohwlr Covers $J 2.89 Alum. Door Threshold , $X Sears Roebuck and Co, SOD PJasa AWQN JNiPUf) HP 0<SSU

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