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TELEGRAPH /">! *f f ^ Lhildren With 83-Pound GOOD SOUND A. D. Jackson of 1522 Highland Ave. cuts into 85-pound watermelon in Rock Spring Park. It cracks revealingly, indicating a ripe melon. The children are from Ervay avenue where the Jacksoiis formerly lived. Jackson hauled the huge melon back from Texarkana, Tex., area en route home from a vacation, invited his former neighbors to the park for a treat Monday. To Cut Electricity Cost on Henry Street Diamond Plans to reduce the present, cost of electricity at the Henry Street ball diamond, after the current baseball season, were made Monday night by the Alton Park and Recreation Board. Representatives of Union Elec- trip Co. told the board that the diamond connection is billed on a "demand charge" in which the minimum electric bill is based on a set demand; The bill is costing about $110 to $120 a month and the board is paying between $900 to $1,000 per year for, electricity when the diamond is not being used. It was suggested that the board adopt a plan comprising a "re- .curring service rider" in which they would get electric bills only for power used during the summer. During the months of disuse, the power would be,disconnected. The board would have to reimburse the utility for making the connection, estimated to cost about $4,800. This plan, it was said, would save $800 to $900 a year in electric costs at the diamond. Another alternative was to reschedule ball games so that only three diamonds would be in use at one time to save on electric costs. The board decided against this because the games are already scheduled and agreed to defer action on the first alterna- ive until alter the baseball season. A request from the Alton Children's Theater was heard that they be allowed to use the Hoffmeister Playground building for their activities and storage. Representatives of the theater said they could afford about $300 an- nual jent. They asked Hie board to absorb the remainder of the cost of the building, which would be for utilities, custodial service and so on. The difference was estimated to be about $400, but exact figures on the total cost will be gathered by acting director Loyd Carson and a report made at the next meeting. Children's Theater representatives said they are a non-profit organization, performing a community service by bringing live entertainment to school children. During a discussion of finances and procedures, it was suggested by Herbert R. Hellrung that Carson attempt to arrange deliveries of supplies and services so that tie'board can take advantage of discount' allowances given by firms. Bicycle Stolen Steve Gross, 731 Spring St., told police Monday afternoon his bi cycle was stolen from a rack a the YWCA. 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Young modern shows how to appreciate watermelon at a park bench, under a shade tree and in the summer time. East Altonian Nipped on Nose EAST ALTON — An East Alton man was driven to Wood River Township Hospital by a friend after a dog bit him i the nose at midnight. John Phipps, 41, 453 George St., East Alton, was at home when the dog bit him. He was treated and released from the hospital at 12:25 a.m. for a laceration of the right side of his nose. DAINTY MISS Little Ester Postoii shuns face first technique—goes half way by using hands instead of fork. THE ONLY WAY Children dive into slices of eold melon face first. This is the accepted way to eat watermelon when you are young, on a picnic and having fun. Jackson bought the melon for $1.50 from a farmer who specializes in raising the giants. Fire Damages Springman Home in Godfrey Fire damage to the living room|at 10 p.m. Monday in an unoccu- and smoke damage throughout the home of William Springman, 23 Sunset Drive, Godfrey, was re ported by Godfrey firemen at 5:45 a.m. today. Alton firemen quelled a blaze pied home at 1126 E. 6th St. Fire damage to one room and smoke damage to oilier rooms was reported. The Erie Canal was opened in 1825. Snatches Increase TOKYO—Kidnappings are reported to be increasing by the Japanese police department. Venetian traders took coffee to Europe early in the 17th Century DISCOUNT! Special lot of Lnllles' Shoes, values to $5.00 —all heels, all WESTERN SHOE STORES 804-00 E, Broadway Another service from the 24 Shell dealers of Alton Five games that can make your next trip more fun for the whole family 1. Simon Says —a game to work off youthful energies. It's something like follow-the-leader, with one player taking the part of Simon and issuing commands. The other players must do as he says only when he tells them that "Simon says" to do it. If he says, "Simon says put your hands on your head," everybody should obey. But if he just says, "Put your hands on your head," anybody who^beys is out. As the game proceeds, the commands come faster and faster, making it more and more difficult to keep up with what Simon says and what Simon does not say. The minute you do something that Simon does not specifically say to do, you are out of the game, and the others continue without you. The last one to remain is the winner. SUGGESTION: It's probably best if Mom takes the part o\ Simon. That way she can control how energetic the game becomes. If the game begins to get too rambunctious, she can always have Simon say, "Sit still." 2. Tall Stories—a game to challenge a child's imagination. One of you starts to tell a story. After two minutes, the second player gives his version oF what happens next. When his two minutes are up, the third player gets his turn. Then, the fourth, with the first player picking up again where the last player leaves off. The wonderful thing abput "Tall Stories" is that it can go on and 6n. You'll find this game is most fun when you pick a story that you know, but your youngsters don't, Tliis lets their imaginations run riot—and you hear some amazing variations on your old favorites. 3. Geography—a simple game that gets progressively difficult as it goes along. Somebody starts by naming a place. Let's say it's Oregon, The next player must then name a place that begins with "n" —the last letter of Oregon. He might say Newfoundland. And the next person has to name a place that begins with "d"— the last letter of Newfoundland. Cities, states, .countries, even street names are all fair game. Only one restriction. No name may be reveled. As all the obvious places are used up, the game gets progressively harder, Simon says, "Put hands up high." A command like this can be the signal for quite a bit of fun when the children get restless. For details, see item #1. Whenever a player gets stumped for a new name, he is eliminated. The last remaining player wins. 4. Twenty Questions —an old standby that can keep the whole family entertained. Someone thinks of something—a person, a place or an object. The other players take turns asking questions to try to figure out what it is. "Is it a person? A place? An object? Is it round? Square? Rectangular? Does it have color? Red? White? Blue? Is it the American flag?" "Yes" or "No" are the only answers given. If someone guesses correctly before twenty questions are up, then he is "it" and he thinks of something. If not, then the original "it" person tells what he was thinking of. He thinks of something else and the game starts again. 5. Spell-a-plate—a game for sharp little eyes. Each player thinks of a word and jots it down on a piece of paper. (This helps prevent squabbles later on.) The younger the player, the shorter the word. But all the players in the same age group must choose words with the same number of letters. Next, they watch the license plates of oncoming cars. As they spot their letters, they call them out. The first to complete his word with the letters he sees on the plates is the winner. One rule: you have to get the letters in the proper order. If you're spelling "c-a-t," you have to find a "c" first, then an "a," then a "t." ... ALTON SHELL DEALERS DE-BUNK A MYTH ABOUT CAR CARE It's a myth that all gasolines are alike. Gasolines actually differ in many ways. For instance, one gasoline may weigh a quarter of a pound more per gallon than another. And different gasolines behave differently in your car. Why? Because each petroleum company formulates its own blend. The Super Shell fonmila, for example, has 9 working ingredients for good mileage, a smooth-running engine, and power when you need it. That's the real lowdown, You can cowit on your Shell dealer for straight facts and honest work, See him regularly.