Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 19, 1963 · Page 3
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

Alton, Illinois
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Friday, July 19, 1963
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ALTON EVENING Irish Editor Cites Aim Common to All Newspapers-" Tru th Hie press in Ireland and America hold In common the role of truth bearer for the communities they represent, an Irish editor said in Alton Thursday night. "W6 are charged with a solemn responsibility as newspaper people," he said, "and the health of the community often depends on us." yam Bergln, editor of the The Nationalist of Carlow, Lelnster, Ireland, addressed members of the International Conference of Weekly Newspaper Editors at a dinner at Hotel Stratford. The dinner was sponsored by the St. Louis and Southern Illinois chapters of Sigma Delta Chi, national professional journalistic fraternity. Bergin said the press has a greater duty than ever to be vigilant, protect the public and defend individual rights as the power of government grows. 'Devious Methods' "Administrators often develop a protective skin," he said "and force journalists to employ devious methods to reach the truth. He referred to the practice of "check-book journalism" which has become prevalent in England, in which news is bought from informers, criminals and spies. • "Television, radio and newspaper all have succumbed to this," Bergln said, "and one writer called it 'news by auction.' "Tradition has made us the vigilantes of society and the demands on us were never greater than they are today. In the field of news we must hold up a mirror to society, a clear, tin distorted mirror which will help the public to behold its Virtues and its vices." Bergln said he had witnessed "the evils of a bad press used by evil men in power." Govern ments such as those In Nazi Germany and Communist Russia, he said, used the press "to promote slogans and indoctrinate the people as to what they must believe." He said the press and people in Ireland, once prone to be more contemplative, have changed.'recently and "turned outward." They are interested in affairs outside their communities and their country now, he said, "and tend to view the whole with a more detached eye, a more unbiased view." In Forefront Bergin said the press in Ireland was in the forefront in the fight for independence from England. The newspapers, he said, "rallied the people to' demand justice, home rule and religious liberty." "Maybe that is why we cherish the free press so in Ireland," he said. "We have been lied to so many times in history that we abhor journalistic deceit. "The press must' move with the times and be the effective messenger of truth in; the context of our times. We must strive not only to exterminate horror Garden Tips Advises Weekly Spraying Of Roses aiwj Fruit Trees Roses should be sprayed weekly and fruit trees every seven to 10 days, members of the Alton Horticultural Society were told at a meeting Thursday. Mrs. George Thompson, present- Ing a series of garden tips, also advised trimming back one-third of climbers and keeping faded blossoms picked from floribunda roses. . Phlox and chrysanthemums should be sprayed with sulphur to prevent mildew,, she said, and herbs, should be ' dried. Mrs, Thompson 'suggested that ^hucfe wheat hulls are excellent for mulching.' Discussions by the members revealed that this has been a good year for garden vegetables because of plentiful rain and cool weather, but peaches of the late variety are not too plentiful. The late freeze also affected the apricot crop in low places, it was reported. Mrs. Laverne Van Ausdall showed color slides of last year's flower show and of flowers from gardens of members. It was announced there will be no August meeting, but a fish fry is scheduled at the Westerner Club Sept. 5. and evil but to foster tolerance and love. We must strive to make the world something belter than it is." ( The weekly newspaper group's annual Golden Quill editorial award was presented to Haze Brannon Smith, editor of the Lexington, Miss., Advertiser, for "the most distinguished editorial in a Weekly newspaper. Mrs. Smith, attending the weeklong editors' meeting at Pere Marquetle Park, told of the persecution she has suffered since her editorial criticizing the sherifl for arresting a Negro whose house had been set ablaze by a fire bomb earlier this 1 year. The Negro was later cleared of arson charges filed against htm. Scouts Honor Dr. Lynn and C.G.Milford The Vigil Honor, highest honor of the Order of the Arrow of the Boy Scouts of America, was bestowed upon five Scouts and Scout ers Thursday night at Camp Warren Levis. Dr. Robert B. Lynn, president of the Piasa Bird Council, anc Chester G. Milford, Lincoln-Douglas ' district advancement chairman, were presented the awards for their long and untiring service to the scouting movement in the Alton area. Scouts receiving the award foi their service work and leadership were Donald Perry, Michael Colburn, and Ned Freeman. All three of the young men are working on :he camp staff this summer. Irvin Bradshaw Granted Divorce 1 « Irvin J. Bradshaw was granted divorce, from Annie M. Bradshaw, of 1405 Maupin Ave., on grounds of desertion when his suit was heard before Judge I. H. Streeper in Alton city court Thursday afternoon. Under the decree approved, it Was provided that the plaintiff retain his automobile, and that the defendant retain four rooms of furniture npw in her possession. Verdict Suicide Allen's Book to Be Published Aug. 5 ; ' V ^jjjp^- EDWAUDSVILLE ^- A cofoner'8 ury returned a Verdict Thursday of suicide in the deaths of a 41- year-old Cottage Hills man and its 21-year old stepdaughter, found asphyxiated in a station wagon near Mitchell, July 11. They were Leslie Durham, a driver for Allwood Fuel Co., and Miss Sandra Davis, both of 1306 9th St., Cottage Hills. The jurors, impaneled at die Granite City funeral home of Deputy Coroner Henry Pieper, ruled that the pair were asphyxiated by carbon monoxide poison ing, Deputq Coroner Pieper said. "The coroner's jury ruled a double suicide in the deaths of both victims," the-deputy coroner said. The bodies of Durham and Miss Davis were found In a 1963 model station wagon in a field on the Edward Burton farm, Rte. 3, north-of Mitchell. A hose was extended from the exhaust pipe of the vehicle through a rear door into the car, Pieper saidi He told the Telegraph that no notes were found in the car ox- near the scene. H Etching Pen Taken Donald McElory, 512 E. Broadway, reported a carton of cigarettes and an electric etching pen taken from his car, parked in the 500 block of Broadway, Wednesday night or Thursday morning. John W. Allen, whose column on Southern Illinois history appear regularly in the Telegraph, will soon publish a collection of writings on regional history and folk customs. The book, "Legends and Lore of Southern Illinois," will be published by the Southern Illinois University Area Services Division. Allen's weekly column has been appearing in Southern Illinois newspapers for more than 10 years. Allen is widely known in Southern Illinois, not only because of his column, but because of his many appearances at historical and civic gatherings. However, he has been less public about his background, much of which is told in his book. Allen was horn in a log cabin in Southern Illinois, near the village of Broughton. The Allen family line goes back to the Greene Mountain Patriot Ethan Allen, and his family is connected wilh "two presidents of the United Slates and one convicted horse thief." The Allen family eventually moved to Hardscrabble, in Saline County. In-the school of the Hardscrabble District, he received much of his early education. Allen has leasing memories of those Hardscrabble days, and once in a while, hooks a trailer to his automobile and goes back to that V school yaid affd the night. Allen's background Is vaHed and peripathltic. He has worked to logging camps, has helped • pioneer aviator build an airplane), and he "worked as a chamber maid to a string of horses" 111 California. « BIG SALE BRYANT GAS FURNACE 80,000 BTU List $200.00 100,000 BTU List $229.00 , *139°° $ 159 00 Central Air Conditioning At Big Savings S & H HEATING 1279 W. 9th St. DIAL HO 5-7706 Yearly Cost $161.81 Yea r ly Cost How do families like electric heat? "Best ever" say satisfied home owners in this area • Bon O. Duncan 1717 Bololt ••ryUnd Heights, M*. BASEBOARD ' x Yearly cost *154.M 1100 «q. ft. 11lka electric heat's even temperature, and individual worn controls so our bedroom can be cooler than the .children's, If, I built another house, It would have elec- Electric biiibeirdi i»re In- Called along outs da walls , «f (ponM, Blend ,wB decor, g dement! Ml jhsfmostats control M«t in each room. IvIeBattf Horln», Mo, ELECTRIC FURNACE ! Y»«rly co»t $210.00 1350 iq. ft. "The electric furnace is healthful and clean. We are satisfied with operating costs. If I ever build another home, it will be all-electric," Elictrlc lurnic«-a compact central heating system which may be combined with central air condition, Ing, Filters air. Different model! for use with ducted. •ir systems ire available. Macey W. Prultt No, 3 Monterey Place Alton, III. HEAT PUMP Yearly Qo*t $275,00 • 2900 iq. ft. "We like the convenience of our electric heat pump, , The heat pump automati- v cally maintains comfort In jpyj-jiome winter and summer, It bdtrtheats and cools, We set It and forget it, it Is trouble free, clean and satisfactory In eyery way." Hiitpunipi give year, round climate control; heat In winter, cool in summer, regulate humidity, filter air. Initial cojt about the sanw - dlnary heating and cen- ilr conditioning. Donald Campbell Hlway 21 L«may, Mo. WALL PANELS Yearly cost $135.56 700 iq. ft. "Electric heat has helped my child's asthma and cut doctor bills in half. I like electric heating results very much and think it is as reasonable as any other type of heat." Elictrlc will panels use heating elements fused in Operate with or without bfowers. Individual room thermostats can be used. Ideal where space)} limited. Arthur Block 20 Parker Road Black Jack, Mo. CEILING CABLE Yearly COM 9161.81 1350 »q. ft. "Electric heat is so clean and convenient, We have a different temperature in each room. We keep our 3-year- old boy's room a higher temperature and never worry about his getting cold at night since he won't keep covered," Pilling cabin radiate warmth downward. Simple to Install: small resistance heating wire Is stapled to ceiling board, concealed with plaster or plasterboard. Takes no floor space. Which gftto ffvf tow* *fr««fe AMttW tYttw* hfott for y«wr ? For mow Information will your nt irwt Union Eleotrio Or for frot booWttf write "Hfltln* BooWoU," Union UNION ELECTRIC fwfaff* ««if ttd, *!*»#«• ewnt rf, itnriog tm million p«<vfe quantities limited for a limited time only for every mood. •. now sale priced! Ethan Allen in trie perfect choice for every dining area. Here we show you just a few that are specially priced right now. Which ever you choose ... solid maple and birch, solid antiqued pine or solid heirloom cherry,.. you'll enjoy authentic styling that will add charm and warmth to your home. (In the maple group yon may select either wood grained Melamine plastic table tops or solid wood.) Come in to „ •eo them all soon! SOLID MAPLE & YOUR CHOICE: Server BIRCH Sale . $129.50 •nd Top OR Buffet Regular $153.00 5-pc. Rectangular Dining Set— •nd 4 chairs - . $159.50 Regally 5199.00 Reg. Sal« 54 x 36" table opens to 84" -with wood grained pkBtic top. »»•«> *«»•»« —with wood top I $99 '°° * 79 - 50 Dnxbnry chairs, each *»•<» ^.00 5-pe. Round Dining Set $109.50 Round table and 4 chair* ~~ I * 205 - uu ° 48" table opens to 78" „„ _ n -with wood grained plartie top I S132.00 $107.60 -with wood top .„ .„ I 5107.00 $87.50 Mate chain, each $24.50 $20.50 SOLID ANTIQtHBD WHS YOUR CHOICBt frpo, Dining Set OR Safe I Buffet and Top Regular $262.00 R«g. 84* 48" Round tabh «XMB& tft W 5U 3 ' 00 $ 97 - 50 Mate ehaire, «uh _ „- 537.00 $33.00 SOLID HEIRLOOM CHERRY YOUR CHOICE: 5-pc. Dining Set OR Sale $239.50 | Buffet and Top Regular $288.00 Reg. Sale 88 x 56* Table extend) to 86" .»... "5139.00 $107.50 Dnxbury chairs, each , $37,00 $83.00 SB" Server and top Sale. $160,50 Regular $216.00 4th AND PIASA STS. ALTON FREE PARKING Hav« Your Shopport Un TUkttf Stemptd H«r«i

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