Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 10, 1963 · Page 26
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 26

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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH STREET BULLFIGHTING A bull goes to work on a human target during bullfighting festival in the Portuguese village of Franca de Xira. The bulls are run through the streets of the village and amateur mat- adors have a go at them with this as one of the results. Note people in background hanging on balcony for safety's sake.—(AP Wirephoto) John Allen Writes: Big ^Lizards' Used Once For Log Transportation By JOHN W. ALLEN Southern Illinois University A woman recently boasted tha she'had used many means ( o: transportation. The list she gave extended from airplanes to yachts and included camels, elephants and a water buffalo. She seemec perplexed, however, when asked if she : had ever ridden a lizard. Being assured that it was asked seriously and that it didn't ap? ply to the smallish reptile that darts about fences. and stone piles, she asked for an explanation. • The lizard in this case was a transportation device, once in frequent use. Now they seem to have scurried away like the little animal for which they were named. They have gone, along with the work in which they were much used, "snaking out" logs. The one referred to, made from the fork of a sturdy hickory tree, was found in a deserted Jackson County barn 20 years ago. Its nose, that part extending beyond the fork, is from the main body of the tree that has been rounded and sloped upward. The spreading sides are the large limbs of the tree that have been smoothed and shaped. All in all, it is a very simple device made of just two pieces, the crotch of a tree and one crosspiece. They were particularly well adapted for use over snowy, icy, and slushy grounds and required no prepared roadways. Could Move Logs With the front end of the log chained to the crosspiece and the other end trailing, a team of horses or oxen could easily move large and long logs. This was a favorite way to bring in logs for fireplace and stove wood. With the easy to load and use lizard, no suitable hickory near a home could feel secure. Likewise the sweet gums and maples, favorites for cook stoves. These could be sawed or chopped to length on the woodyard, split and corded or piled to season, all this during idle hours. Farmers jokingly said this wood warmed them twice, once as they cut it and next as they burned it. A farmer following this practice could soon gather a year's supply of fuel on his woodyard at one plugged time. When the roads became snowy and icy a farmer with a low box mounted on a lizard might take the family visiting or to town Seated on straw or hay and wrapped in blankets they were cozy. It was fun to ride on one o: these contrivances and feel the repeated sharp slitherings. Only the driver, with feet planted wide apart and steadied by his hold on the lines, dared try standing up. Nevertheless, venturesome boys sometimes did so. A lizard could je fun. Another device somewhat like :he lizard was called a mudboat. ;t was nothing more than the New England stoneboat, brought vest. It also was at its best dur- ng snowy and icy times and was veil adapted to swampy and marshy grounds. This boat was made of two heavy crosspieces, jften eight by eight inches and vas bottomed by wide two-inch >oards or puncheons fastened on by large wooden pegs. No mudboat has been seen since Mr. Pemberton used one to haul ogs to the neighborhood sawmill over 60 years ago. Two-Wheeled Carts, Too Another transportation device was the old time two-wheeled cart, sometimes having wheels :en feet high. The butt end of a ong log could be suspended beneath its axle and dragged to the •ailway or rafting yard beside the river. Similar carts with lower vheels had racks built on them for hauling hay, wood or farm products. They were picturesque. Sometimes the wheels for some of these homemade carts were made if sections of blackgum logs. Every farmer needed a sled or wo, for it is doubtful if anything ever has been so well adapted to muling the common shuck fodder r o m shocks in the field to the eed lot. Better sleds were made rom curved log runners. Others lad runners made from two by eights or puncheons. With an at- ached box and standards fitted :o its sides the sled served many uses. Sleds also made platforms just the right height against which to ncluded the scalding barrel at log-killing time. When wells went dry sleds were used to haul barrels of water from creeks and ponds to fenced livestock and for wasli day. All this was B.T. (Before trucks and tractors). Get tile wai KERID* Drops! THRIFTY DRUG TUNIS—Tunisia has expressed a hope of concluding agreements for commerce with Common Market nations. NOTICE-BETHALTO RESIDENTS Due to vcation the Village Clerk's Office will be closed from July 4 to July 15. Wheel tax license and dog license, which are past due, may at this time be remitted by mail and the clerk will mail the license. OFFICE HOURS —10:00 A,M,-12iOO NOON 5:30-8:30 P,M, William F. Doerr, Village Clerk 25 • '800 fYOUR — ,,.. urniture • Auto * Signature MONEY IN ONE DAY. No red tape, embarrassment. Select the plan that you best . ,. when you want your cash ,. . and how long you need it Just phone or come in lor immediate service, nOWAM FINANCE G?6 E. BROADWAY /U ION ILI TOM HOWARD • HOWARD 2-9218 Catholic Club Strikes Racial Bars CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Club for Catholic Women, picketed last week for racial discrimina tion, has announced it is opening its membership to Catholic worn en "without restriction." Mrs. Frank J. Lewis, million aire founder and president of the club, last wetek denied the discri mination charges. But i n a statement Tuesday she conceded that the pickets "had a point." "Too busily occupied with try ing to better the human con'di tion," the statement said, "we have failed to take thought of situation in our club which does need to be brought in line with the club spirit." The statement was released by Mrs. Lewis' son, Edward Deal Lewis, a lawyer from West Palm Beach, Fla. He said his mother was in Michigan with a relative. In behalf of his mother, Lewis said, "It is not our desire to ox- elude from our company any worthy, responsible, well-intended (sic) person. . . Our club is for all who are willing and aDls to work with us." Lewis said his mother was ex tremely upset by the fact that al least six nuns joined Loyola Uni versity students at the picketing before the club's headquarters in Lewis' Towers. He said his mother was "astonished and shocked that nuns would use their religious garb to advertise this matter." Lewis Towers was given to Loyola by Frank J. Lewis on condition that the Illinois Club foi Catholic Women would continue to use several floors of the build- South Roxaiia Dads Auxiliary Meets SOUTH ROXANA — The Dads ^lub Auxiliary met Monday evening at the clubhouse in t h e park and completed plans for the :iomecoming. Committees were appointed and the Auxiliary will have the food stand. Enter the RIOHARD HUONUT 100,000 TMMONDS- FROM- TmFANYS" SWEEPSTMES Grand Prize— $10,000 Shopping Spree at Tiffany'$f 1,127 diamond prizes in all lome-^get your entry blank today! Winning is easy as writing your name, THRIFTY DRUG STORES Wood River Boy State Delegate Makes Report \3 •*EAST ALTON — The vote of each and every person ft Important in the outcome of an election, Bill Shortal Jr., delegate to lllini Boys State, told the American Legion Post in his report at the Monday meeting in the Legion Hall. Bill said the point was illustrated to him during the \veek-l o n g camp when he won the election to the office of city treasurer by the narrow margin of one vote. Sponsored as a delegate to the state meeting In the fairgrounds at Springfield by the Legion, he reviewed his participation with 1,200 boys of Illinois at the camp which was devoted to the study of government and governmental procedures. During the business meeting, Robert Brown, commander, announced plans are being made to sponsor a regular program of weekly entertainment featuring local talent, including an orchestra dance, each week in the Legion hall. A membership drive is now in progress and plans are being completed for revisions of the pro;rams and activities of the organ- zation to interest veterans of all iges from World War I through o the present day. Home from Equality EAST ALTON — Mr. and Mrs. flowell Barnett, 806 Valley Drive, lave returned home from Equality, where they attended the 30th anniversary reunion of his high school graduating class and spent several days visiting friends and relatives. They were accompanied by their son, Donald, Rosewood Heights. En route home, they called on her brother, Mat- L1KE LINCOLN ANDERSON, Mo. (ltf» — Joe Reed's love of beauty led him to revive an almost forgotten skill- rail splitting. "So far I've split out and laid up 130 rails," said Reed, who started the project because Tie decided the valley where he has a 63-acre farm near here "would be a lot prettier if I had a rail fence across the front." His only concession to modern 3mes is to use a chain saw to cut logs into nine-foot lengths. Then he splits the logs into rails with an ax. thew Sapp and family, and her uncle Vachel Davis, noted artist, In Eldorado. Hospital EDWAtoSviiLfi <* Three JEd- watdsvllie patients were dlsdiafg- ed Tuesday from St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland. Discharged were: Mts. Dicey Moore. 419 East Union; Prank Bender, Rte. 1; Mrs. Vetta Ltbby, 1726 Troy Road. •••Payment Troilbles?- - CONSOLIDATE If you are unable to pay your payments, debts, or bills when due, arrange payments you can afford regardless of haw much or how many you owe, One place to pay, No cosigners or security needed! ALTON BUDGET PLAN 300 HIOGtC Bonded and Licensed JIO 5*2011 FINANCING WE'RE AT YOUR SERVICE! 8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Daily also Open on Friday Nights until 9 Eagle Stamps Given and Redeemed i 1 r Use Your Bindler's Charge | upper altort -; eajstg&te EASTGATE OPEN MON. THRU SAT. 10 A.M. TO 9 P.M. UPPER ALTON OPEN 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. TUBS., WED., THUES., FRI. 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mon. & Frl. SUMMER CLEARANCE SALE! FORTHE PRICE OF PLUS ONE DOLLAR PAY REGULAR PRICE FOR ANY SUMMER DRESS GET SECOND UP TO EQUAL VALUE FOR ONLY $1 SPECTACULAR SAYINGS ON ALL SUMMER ITEMS! SWIM SUITS SKIRTS SHORTS SLIM JIMS PEDAL PUSHERS WRAP SKIRTS CULOTTES KNIT SHIRTS WOMEN'S BRAS "Assorted Styles and Sizes ONLY 50C (Upper Alton Only) OFF! SOME'SELECTED ITEMS REDUCED UP TO 50% SUMMER PURSES Reg. 2.09 to 7.09 NOW 1188 toOiOO AT UPPER ALTON STORE ONLY SUN STEPS By Goodrich Reg. 4.99 ....NOW 3.88 Reg. 3.99 ....NOW 2,88 SHOES BY PETIT DEB AND NATURAL POISE White and Beige Flat) BOY'S & MEN'S Short Sleeve Shirts, Knit Shirts Reg, 1,99 to 7.99, Now $138 $C88 20% Reg. $3.99 to 112,99 NOW $2,88 to $8.88 ASSORTED SUMMER SHOES Shorts, Slacks, Swim Suits, mmm ~. Soy's Short Sets , £V /O OFF BOAT NECK SHIRTS , .2 FOR PRICE OF 1 GIRLS' DRESSES Values to 5,99-^Now Blouse;, Shorts and Short Sets Swim Suits, Pedal Pushers ..., 5J38 $A88 . 20% «, 50% SOW.. ,NQ mil GAMS OR ...ALL SALES WAV t JUttf 10,1663 * JULY CLEARANCE .HIRSCH&CO LADIES' SUMMER DRESSES All from regular stock — Sizes 10 to 20 and Hi to 24i — This includes the entire stock of latest styles and fabrics! •4.00 $ 6.00 Girl's 3x to 6x and 7 to 14 size SUMMER DRESSES . $2.00 WOMEN'S and CHILDREN'S SPORTSWEAR Choose from short shorts, Jamaicas, Bermudas, Pedal Pushers, Tops, Blouses and Skirts—Save !/3! off BEACH WEAR Entire stock of women's and children's sizes. OFF MILLINERY & HANDBAGS All whites and straws in women's and children's sizes. •a/. OFF SUMMER SLEEPWEAR This selection is in women's and children's sizes —One special group includes Baby Dolls and gowns. OFF 3 WAYS TO BUY * CASH * CHARGE * LAYAWAY Men's Lightweight SUMMER TROPICAL SUITS Men's Patterned SPORT COATS Some wash and wear and dacron and I |=" tir ° . »*« k of "Jacron and Cotton , , ,*. ,,,.,. i j i i I blends—Some wash and wear fabrics wool fabrics—both light and dark col- | a | so _ not a || sizes> ors. Broken sizes. Reg. $29.50 $ 23 Reg. $16.00 Reg. $14.98 to $16.98 $' 2 Reg. $12.98 SI ! 9 Reg. $9.98 * 7 MEN'S REG. $1.98 DECK PANTS. . . $1.00 Short Sleeve Short Sleeve SPORT SHIRTS Entire stock included — Solids, plaids and prints. Sizes small, medium, large and extra large/ • MEN'S SIZES KNIT SHIP Every cotton shirt in stock! Several styles including the new zip collar— sizes small, medium, large. • MEN'S SIZES Reg. $1.19 $100 Reg. $1.66 to $1.98 $100 Reg. $1.27 with Collars $155 Reg. $1.66 to $1.98 $1 44 Reg. $2.49 up $188 • BOY'S SIZES Reg. $1,59 Reg, $1.98 • BOY'S SIZES Reg. $1,59 Boat Nepk $100 SWIM WEAR Entire stock of boxer or stretch styles with square leg. MEN'S SIZES $133 $1,98 1 *"• $1)22 $2.98 v /' Reg. S f<* AA T $3.98 3 BOY'S SIZES C Reg, $1.00 77 ,,* »i°° $1,98 *1** *'* $022 52.98 *~i** $2,98 BOYS'WALK SHORTS Solids, checks and plaids, sizes 4 to IS, includes some, wash and wear fabrics. .$!-.?». and $1.59 $122 Reg. $1,98 1 55 Reg, $2,98 $422 MEN'S STRAW HATS f FIVE STORES TO SERVE YOU IN THIS AREA! Powntpwo Alton Monday and Friday > 'til 8 p.m. ' otbpr Pays s to fi p.m. ,. Open 4 Monday sod Friday 'Ml 8, North Alton .n Every Night 'tl \ ayi J

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