Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 12, 1963 · Page 5
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Alton, Illinois
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Friday, July 12, 1963
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, JULY 12, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE Mom Wouldn't Gather These 14,500 Hem? 'Factory 9 By OEOIWB LKIOIITV Telegraph Stuff Writer AH egg production line move than a block long, with 14,500 hens, Is the ultimate In egg "factories" In this district. Tills factory Is located n mile south of Brighton — or five miles north of Godfrey — and hna just gone Into production. The hens, reportedly just warming UB to the Idea, turned In 5,500 eggs Thursday. According to Mr. and Mrs. liar- ley Conrad, owners and operators of Godfrey Elevator Co., who operate the egg factory, (be I'l.ROO hens, suspended In cages from the celling of a building almost 400 feet long, will disgorge 13,000 eggs a day when they attain their production peak. To Chain Slim* While this single unit conceivably could provide all Ihe eggs the loving hearts of the entire population of Alion might desire, only a few of them will ever reach local tables. They go to La Mear Poultry Co., St. Louis, Ihence principally to chain stores, .some of which have Allon area outlets. The Brighton-Godfrey area plant is viewed as a production achievement of the first waler because It can be handled by a single full-time worker, Tn this case, (he worker Is Dale Gilmore, who lives on the premises a short distance off Rte. 67, and Gilmore feeds the 14,500 hens, gathers (he eggs and places them In boxes, all during a work-day that averages out the same as tbat of most people. This is because the liens, three to a cage, all special hybrid layers, are arranged in long rows so they can eat from a long trough in front of them. Gilmore fills the trough with feed as lie drives along between the rows with an electric cart. The car is filled with feed angered in from an outside silo-like container. He uses the same car to move between the rows gathering (he eggs. Water is supplied automatically in a second trough. 600 Tons a Y«ar According to Conrad, the hens will eat an estimated 600 tons of feed a year. The liens come at $2 each and have a of 18 months, where upon have to be replaced. On paper each hen will lay 20 dozen eggs a year. The new metal building housing the enterprise has no heating appliances — only a ventilating system. During winters, the bens themselves provide sufficient heat. During summer, large fans keep the air circulating. The windows are held closed by magnetic devices that throw (hem open if the power fails or the fans cease to operate. Vaccine Monopoly The University of Illinois Institution for Tuberculosis Research in Chicago is the first and only laboratory in the United States licensed for production of the anti-tuberculosis vaccine, BCG. The Institution has helped inaugurate tuberculosis control programs in over 499 projects- including 45 medical schools and 207 schools of nursing—in the United States, Guam and Saipun. LONG HOUSE This building, silmost 400 foot long, houses new "egg factory" in Brighton area operated by Mr. and Mrs. Ilarley Conrad of Godfrey. There are 14,500 hens in the "production lines." The "factory" is a one-man operation. THE END RESULT Ron Conrad, son of the owners, handles stack of production life jn re f r jg e rated room where eggs are held prior > upon they will to bcm g se/ ,,t to St. Louis, where most of them end up iu chain stores. SEARS IIOtlHU K AND CO .«••••••••••••»•*» Need a New Roof! I,ft Soars i-rantfc' Installation For You Sew* t lock nun? morel Call IK) 5-8B11 (or FKWIfl Estimate Sears Roebuck anil Oo 300 Pliwu, Alton, HI. Mrs. Stoddard, Carlinvilk., Is 100-Years-Old Today CARLINVILLE - Mrs. W. H. toddard of 409 Second S o u t.h t., is observing her 100th birth- ay anniversary Mrs. Sloddard today, is the former rtary Virginia English and was orn in Shnws Point: Township, a Guild Meets At Brighton BRIGHTON — Mrs. Allen Jones iresenled the program at a meet- ng of the Women's Guild of St. John's United Church of Christ: at ho church Thursday. Mona Jones VMS pianist and presented a solo, Mrs. Jones was assisted in presenting the program on "Communism" by Mona Jones and Linla Nurnberger. Mrs. Jones Is resident of the guild and con-, lucted 'a business meeting. The birthdays of Mrs. Ruth Chase, Mrs. Helen Herman and daughter of Levin and Mary Wes English. She is the last: membe of a family of five children. In her early years she was active in a Baptist Church in Shaws Point and served there as organist and a 'teacher of Sunday school. Following her marriage in November 1902 to W. H. Stoddard, the colple came to Carlinville to reside. Mr. Stoddard fanned for many years and later served as a rural mail carrier. He died at the age of 88 in January 1942. Mrs. Sloddard became an active member of the First Baptist Church in Carlinville continuing until recent years when illness prevented her from participating fully in her church work. Her daughter and only child, Mary Hoyt Stoddard, is a member of the Carlinville High School faculty. Miss Sloddard lias remained at home with her mother and has cared for her since she became bedfast two months ago. Due to Mrs. Stoddard's illness no Baptist WMU of Macpupin Assn. Entertained SHIPMAN — The quarterly neetlng of the Macoupin Associa- Iqn of the Baptist WMU was held n Tuesday at the Harmony Bap- ist Church. Mrs. Charles Howard if LaSalle, wife of the area mis- lonary, was the morning spcak- ir and her subject was "Prayers ind Missions." At the afternoon sessions skits were presented by the Nilwood .nd Harmony churches on mission work. The devotions were given Miss Vella Wood. The next quarterly meeting will be held at Nilwood in August. WSCB Meeting SHIPMAN — The Shipman WS- CS met at the Elmer Breitwiser lome Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Emmett Hall gave the lesson on 'What Shall We Tell Our Children About Suffering." Mrs. D. A. Thomas announced hat the society will not entertain he State Hospital patients again until September. The president, Mrs. Gladys Schrier, will attend he School of Missions at McKendree College in August. Mrs. Breitwiser, Mrs. Emmet 1 Hall and Mrs. Myrtle Lynch serv ed refreshments to 12 member and a guest, Mrs. Viola Wood. Parents of Son SHIPMAN — Mr. and Mrs Charles Caveny are parents of son, James Charles, born Mon day at St. Joseph's Hospital i: Alton. The couples other childrei are: Jacqueline, 5; Michael, 3 1 / and Kevin 2V a . Mrs. Caveny wa the former Miss Billie Miller. Birthday Club SHIPMAN — Mrs. Clay Bristo\ vas guest of honor at a meetin; if the Ingersoll Birthday Clu Tuesday atternoon at ,the Gen 'liomas home. Plans were mad or the annual family potluck din ner to be held Sunday at the Ship s in Her Apron ibJHL. Bunker Hill Youth Attending Workshop BUNKER HILL — Randall Barels, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bartels, is attending the summer onservation workshop this week at Western Illinois University at Macomb. Randall will be a senior n the local high school this fall. Attending Institute BUNKER HILL — The Misses Gwen Lawton, Joyce Bartels, Judy toward, and Sharon Randolph are attending the Beulah Camp Youth nstitute this week at Eldorado. man p.m. heir families were invited. Mrs. Verna Bosomworth, Mrs Albert Loveless and Mrs. Lorett Custer will be guests of honor a Mrs. Homy Orban were observed and refreshments were served by Mrs. William Schafer, Mrs, Hen ry Orban, Mrs. Paul Ebbcler and Mrs. Henry Boker. Announce Itirtli BRIGHTON — A daughter born at 1:30 a.m. today, to AC2 and Mrs. Carl Bock of Loring Air Force Base In Maine h a s been named Karen Ann. The baby weighed seven pounds and is a granddaughter of Mr, and Mrs. Curl Bock and Mr. and Mrs. Hairy J, Jones of Brighton. ItfllmkiihH to Mod BRIGHTON — Brighton Rebek ahs will meet at IOOF Hull at 8 p,m. today, celebration was planned in observance to the centenial occasion. Community All former Park at 12:3 members an > •<<•* FEEDING PROCESS Dale Gilmore, who operates egg production plant for the Conrads, uses electric car to carry feed to the hens, the same car to gather the eggs. the August meeting which will be held at the Walter Hunt home. Games were played and refreshments were served after which VIrs. Bristow was presented gilts the 12 members and two euests. Birthday Dinner SHIPMAN — Mr. and Mrs. Allen Kahl entertained at dinner Tuesday evening in honor of the 21st birthday of their daughter, Dianne. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Huddleston, Paula and Julie, Misses Ruth Ann Travers and Betty Kahl. Mrs. Don DuRall entertained with a party in honor of the seventh birthday of her daughter, Debbie. Shipman Notes SHIPMAN — Michael, Judy, Martin, Jean and Matthew Ham- day of Montana were guests Wednesday and Thursday of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Halliday and family. Mrs. Mitchell Taggart underwent major surgery at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis Wednesday. Mrs. M. M. Howerton is a patient at Area Hospital in Carlinville. Search Nerves Using an electrode with a point less than l/10,000th of a mili- meter in diameter, a team of researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago is studying electrical activity in individual nerve cells. Research is being done under a $23,649 grant from the United States Public Health Service. Concordia Lutheran Delegate Named Mrs. Raymond Jones, 87 Bert, East Alton, of Concordia Lutheran Church in Cottage Hills, will represent her zone as delegate to the tenth biennial convention of the International Lutheran Women's Missionary League which will convene on July 17 and IS in Kan sas City, Mo. LIKE TO SELL? SATISFYING CREATIVE POSITION WITH OLD ESTABLISHED LOCAL COMPANY. YOU'LL NEED AMBITION, AN EAGER OUTLOOK AND A FLAIR FOR CREATING. SELL YOURSELF |N WRITING FULLY TO BOX 870 c/o ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Nigeria Seeks Loans LAGOS — Nigeria's governmer will continue its efforts to secur foreign aid loans. PRODUCTION LINE Harley Conrad, owner of the "egg factory" south of Brighton, poses between two of the long three-tiered pro- duction line of special hybrid laying hens. Thursday the chickens, just get* ting into production, laid 5,500 eggs. For Creek Access Funds totaling 594,000 were re- eased Wednesday by Gov. Otto Werner to be used for the Piasa Ireek access area in Jersey Coun- y, for constnaction of a utility itiilding and boat launch. The unds are payable from the State Boating Act Fund. Fewer Prisoners SPRINGFIELD, Til., CSpecial) — The average .daily inmate population of the state's penal insti nations decreased 211 during May compared with the same month in 1962, Joseph E. Ragen, directo of the Illinois Department of Public Safety, reported today. Pastor at Elsah On July Vacation ELSAH — The Rev. James Barnett, pastor of Elsah, Salem and Bethel Methodist Churches, s on vacation during July. Some f the time will be spent in Min- lesota with the Rev. Barnett's parents. Elsnli Notes ELSAH — Bradley Leach, son plugged Qetthewaj «*-»•», KERID* Drops! THRIFTY DRUG f Mrs. Margaret Leach, will pend several weeks in Michigan. Mrs. Joyce Blumer ol Rio de aniero Brazil, was a guest for everal days recently of Mr. and VIrs. 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Almost 16,000 of our owners live in the Union Electric System sendee area* and this local ownership is growing, Like so many investor-owned companies, we're pleased that our number of stockholders continues to grow, especially among our own customers. It reflects confidence in this arw'i continuing growth and development. UNION ELECTRIC 9USWS9 MANAOfOi (NVtSTOR OWNEP. SiRVINQ TWO MILLION PiOPLi

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