Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 26, 1963 · Page 11
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 11

Alton, Illinois
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Friday, July 26, 1963
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Section 2 Page* 11*18 fauLft JPk*iJH_^*a« iHL* ^^^g^r iJ* ^ TELEGRAPH Classified Established January 15, 1836. •ii^tt Sitk UWtti * *Sbtatf^fc. ^^^^^^ a^^ta^fc. *tf| A ^k NLRB Rules Against Jersey Store Owner ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1963 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press, WASHINGTON fr - The Nn- llonnl Labof 1 Relations Board rejected today a Jerseyvllle, 111., ntito farts dealer's contention (lint his paying $2.50 a month union dues for four employes was a matter of minor consequence. The NLRB ruled him Riillly of an unfair labor practice. The NLRB brought charges against Dan T. Edwards, operator of a Western Auto Associate store,''after learning that he remitted dues for his employes to Local 646 of the International Mod Carriers, Building and Common Laborers Union of America. The ruling upheld a report of Eugene T. Dixon, NLRB trial examiner, that such employer actions "tend to lead to labor disputes burdening and obstructing commerce." Four Jersey Youths at 4-H Camps JERSEYVILLE - Jersey Coun. ty will be represented by f o u v boys from 4-H Clubs at t h r e e camps being held this summer. Their selection was based on t hen- overall 4-H Club record. Robert Moore, who is a member of the Prairie Union Pirates, Is attending the Junior Leadership Conference In session this week at the Memorial 4-H Camp at Monticello. The sessions which close July 2ft are lor boys who show leadership in them respective clubs. At the conference the youths are receiving training in all forms of leadership. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Earl Moore of Jerseyville. Two youths from Jersey County will attend the 4-H Wild Life Conservation Camp at Monticello the week of,July 29 through Aug 3. They are Henry Kallal of the West Prairie Ag Club and Melvln Berry of the Prairie Union Pirates Club. The former is the son Of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kallal and the "latter "is the 'son' o: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Berry Youths attending this camp are selected because of their interest in conservation work. The State Forestry Camp frorr Aug. 4 to 10 will be attended by Francis Walsh, son of Mr. anc Mrs. Edward Walsh of Jersey ville. He is a member of the Range Line Club. He will attend the Southern 4-H Camp at Wes Frankfort. While there, he will at tend classes on forestry projects A bolt of lightening may causi a tree to explode or it may shat ter it, or it may flash sideway. or run along the ground afte: striking the tree. Gives Civil War Relic to Museum JERSEYVILLE—Charles Humston of Oltervllle, grandson of us Humis!on, a Jersey County soldier of the Union Army who iclpcd In the capture of Vicks- jurg has given a relic of that campaign to the Civil War Museum In Vicksburg. When Gen. U. S. Grant for he Union force and Gen. John B. Pemberton of the, Confeder- a!es discussed !he lerms of sur- 'ender, they were seated under i large oak !ree. Wiih the conclusion ,of the sur- •enclcr of the city, the Union ioldiers cut down the tree for souvenirs and even the roots of the tree were excavated . for he purpose of getting some me menlo. Linus Humiston was irnong Ihe foriunaie ones, and he brought his piece of ihe oak iome wi!h him at the conclusion of hostilities. Upon his death in Olterville the piece of oak wood was handed down to his son, Jason Humiston, and it was among the items willed to Charles Humiston. When Charles Humiston, his wife and their son, Warren, wen! soulh several weeks ago on a vacaiion trip, they took the piece of oak wood wif.h them. They visited the War Museum at Vicksburg and the monument that stands at the spot where the old oak U-ee grew when Irani and Pemberton talked surrender lerms. Humiston talked to the custo- and asked of the fa- dlnn of the museum had a piece DISDAINING PVBL1C If they mous oak tree. He was informed lhai (hey did not have anc doubled if a piece of It coulr ie in existence. "f have a piece of It," Hum- Ision staled, an then told how 10 had come into possession of Ihe relic. Humiston was asked if he would sell what price, "f did not bring it hero to sell," Humiston stated, "but to give it !o ihe museum." The history of the campaign to capture Vicksburg a century ago reveals lha! many men from Jersey County were among !he Union troops who participated. Some were killed during the conflict near Vicksburg and some were subsequently killed in other 3 Jerseyans Place at Band Camp .1ERSEYVJLLE — Kirst dinir WPIT iu.'hiovpd hv 4 Vie for Shipman Queen campaigns gradually farther sou!h. as the pushed Union forces the fighting SPEAKER Ray R. Sodeu of Bensenville, state senior vice commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be speaker Saturday when the Wood River V.F.W. observes the 30th anniversary of its mustering-in. ASCS Will Elect New Committee EDWARDSVILLE—The ASCS county convention will be held at the Madison County ASCS Office, 110 North Main St., at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to elect the county level. M. Lee Rogers, office manager, announced that Delegates elected by the farmers in the various townships will meet to elect a committee composed o: three regular members' andyl\vo alternates who will be responsi ble for the adminislratipn of the Federal Farm Programs at the coutny level. The newly elected committee will take office Aug. 1 and wil serve for one year or until an other election is held, Rogers said that members o; the present committee whose terms expire July 31 are: Ed wjn C. Reithmeier, Rte. 4, Ed wardsville; Walter F. Bardel meier, Rte. 5 Edwardsville; and Albert G. Ernst, Rte. 1, Al hambra, and Henry Bachman Godfrey, as alternate; and Ray Winet, Highland as second alter nate. Multi-millionaire William O. Jenkins, the Yankee from Tennessee who built the biggest personal fortune in Mexico, tries to keep from the spotlight but here he is seen in a recent and rare photo made at a tennis court. Mexico's Richest Man Is a Yankee placements Ihrop members Community High School Band competitive try-outs at the East-1 ern Illinois University Band Camp nt Charleston. Michael Brickey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Brickey Jr. placed first over Hi French hornists in his section; Daryl Gardner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gardner, won a first placement over five baritone saxophonists in that section; and John Sunderland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Sunderland r. received first place over seven n his section. The three .students have been irivnte pupils of Don Kimpling, Kind director of the Jersey Com nuiiity High School, for the pnst wo years. Other members of the high •school band who attended the camp were: Kenneth Breden, Lin da Waller, Barbara Wcller. Carotta Sleinacher, Sherry Allton ind Teresa Sears. Marriage License Issued JERSEYVILLE — A marriage license was issued in the office of County Clerk Linda Crotchet! to Robert Ray Bishop of Rte. 2 Godfrey and Myrtle Inez Lemmons of 330 Langdon St., Alton, on July 24. SHIPMAN — Miss Carolyn Rigdon, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Rigdon, will relinquish her crown as Miss Shipman Wednesday night at 11 p.m. when a new Miss Shipman will be crowned at the Shipman Homecoming. ly The queen candidates are: Miss «f m i ..en,, Nancy Foul, 15, daughter of Mr. of the Jersey Mary Lebro, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lebro; Miss Shirley Wood, 15,' daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wood and Miss Donna Slightom, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Slightom. All the candidates are sophomores at Southwestern High School. The page and flower girl will be Mnr- /in Matlack Jr. and Janice Brueg- icman. The program scheduled for Tues- is a true-life mixture Alger and Richard MEXICO CITY (AP) — The day foreigner can come to Mexico and make an instant million is waning, but Oscar Jenkins is living proof long years of hard work can build a fortune here. Jenkins, 85 but still active, is moody, mysterious millionaire who came to Mexico from Ten nessec in 1901 flat broke. His wealth today is estimated at between $200 million and $300 million. v His story of Horatio Harding Davis. But much of it is shrouded in mystery and legend because he fanatically hates the press and publicity. It is known he parlayed a 50- cents-a-day railroad ' job" into probably the biggest "personal fortune in Mexico, and one of the largest in the world. It is also known that over the years Ite was kidnapped, faced bandit firing squad, worked with foes and federals of Mexico's 1910 revolution, was attacked anc befriended by presidents, lived dangerously. Throughout he avoided politics, concentrated on pesos. He still makes headlines with his business deals and charities but friends say he has turned much of the detail work over to an adopted son, Guillermo (Spanish for William) Jenkins Jr., also reportedly from Tennessee. ^•••^•^••Mi^l^HHMHMMHHHi^ 13.2 co.ft. Motic Defrosting REFRIGERATOR Model T11-301X Big 13.2 cu. ft. 2-DOOR Automatic Defrosting Refrigerator with 108- Ib. zero-degree Food Freezer. Over 20 sq. ft. of shelf space and two big vegetable drawers, each holds 1/3 bushel. 238. Under G*E "Valid Value" Trade-In Plan You pay only the difference in price between the vaIid.vaIue trade-in allowance and the price of the new G'E model you select, FREE PARKING AT BOTH STORES To Call Bids For Airport Heat Plant BETHALTO — Civic Memorial Airport Authority will advertise for bids on a new heating plant for the large hanger at the ah port. Specifications were approved Thursday night and will bo avail able at the authority office aflei next Tuesday. Jenkins himself, recovering fron successful cancer operation, can often be found sitting on a bencl leaf his wife's grave in Puebla ncdilating. In 1905, working in Aguascalientes for 50 cents a day, he got jacking from an American mis sionary group to set him up as a traveling salesman selling haberdashery. Tliis took him to Spanish colo- lial Puebla, not far from Mexico City. It was here his luck turned, and where he has made his home ever since. In the chaotic days during and following the 1910 revolution he opened a small business in Puebla dealing with grain, real estate, sug_r, brokerage. Jenkins mingled with federal troops and bandit groups, particularly those of Ihe famed Zapala, during the revolution. One day he was seized by Zapatistas who charged he had permitted govern ment troops to use his home as a base. He was standing before the firing squad when a young officei sauntered by, recognized and saved him. In 1920, he was kidnaped by a bandit-enemy of then-president Venusliano Carranza, and held for ransom. What really happened is hard to determine, as Jenkins himself will not talk. Frenquently published explanations call the incident a "fortunate piece of bad luck" and say that Carranza, raiher than offend the U.S., paid a ?25,000 ransom which the kidnaper then split with Jenkins "in an unlikely stroke of generosity." Regardless 'of what happened it was a major turning point in Jenkin's career. He had money to finance his projects. One was buying huge haciendas cheap from owners fearful of con fiscation by the revolutionary government. About that time, also, prohibition gripped the United States anc Jenkins went into the sugar and alcohol business in a big way. His fortunes zoomed. He moved into many fields—movie theaters, movie production, banking, financing, textile mills, cement plants an auto assembly plant, a soap factory. In the 1940s he was rich enougl to finance an entire ?5 millioi Mexican government bond issue Later he loaned 525.6 million to finish a four-lane highway fron Queretaro to Mexico City. In re cent years lie offered another $80 million for building a superhigh way from Puebla !o Mexico City He and Mary Street had five children — all girls: Elizabeth Margaret, Jane, Mary and Mar lha, They were cducaled in the United States. Mrs. Jenkins died in Decembei 1954 in a Los Angeles, Calif, mental hospital. Jenkins continues to live mod estly, as he has throughout Ills career. But he , shot the works a fev years ,ago and bought a swank re sort home In Acapulco, along will a yacht. He iises them rarely. 12 f, FERGUSON WQOP RIVER, ILL 652 E, BROAPWAY ALTON, ILL, .,. m HO>?W6 Special Shipment SlUIIIMCM SHOES $7,06 Uotuilers! snoi: SIOHIS 804.QD E, flruft4\va>' TOOL RENTAL Sales and Service EXI'EKT SMALL ENGINE REPAIR THE WORKSHOP Godfrey Ph. 4(in-0450 GODIWKY ROAD i/4-Mlle North ol thp l-'lrehnuse SPECIAL SALE! DuPONT LUCKTE WALL PAINT lay night Carllnvllle will be given by the Molets of Alton, The Little Twisters of Alton and the Kitchen Matter Band. Wednesday night's program will coftsist of a home to- on! show, the Virden Clown Band, Sunbeam Girls 4-H Club skit and the coronation. No parking will be allowed on the parade route from the school pas! Warner's Funeral Home, Lulhcran and Calhollc Churches, until after the parade which will Girl Scouts, The DC-I gel underway Tuesday at 6'p.m. SPECIAL SUMMER SALE ON H AIR CONDITIONING 447 Installed PRICED AS LOW AS Be ALL SUMMER LONG IN EVERY ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE! Reg. 7.45 Gallon 5.95 Quarts, Reg. 2.49 $1.80 ST. PETERS 2505 State St. ELECTRIC and HARDWARE Phone HO 5-8931 FREE PARKING IN OUR LOT WHOLE HOUSE CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING Now »o» ton .ntey »kol c-ntMibb oil IUR«« lone. oul ol Ihi olr. fi h.otlt,l.r 01 oit <or,l.d poll ll toadillontaj nl o prlct you inn afford. lt>« In Spilno-lll«, «« lone. Your hou» .Km dww. loo - *»t h Mlind And O-E ol> conditioning bj * including Unil. Conlroll. 'od. S.rvkt, Dun Modllkolion, Wulnf, Molor Chang., iililgiranl, Tubing, Otoln Yti, compltH Inilollo. lion added lo you' lutnot% end dutl lyxUm (w lh« ai«oa.« I of 6 foom horn* *ifh odaquoH *leclritol l«ryic». COMPLETUV INSTALLED NO MONEY DOWN up to <o MONTHS TO PAY Alton Home Imp. FREE SURVEY O Mail coupon today or phone WYdown 3-3000 and w« will arranga (or your ntareit General Electric Dealer to inok* a fre« turvey of your Wholi- Houte Air Conditioning Requirement). I would liht a fr*« tux Conditioning lot my hen FREE ESTIMATE ALTON H 12 E. FERGUSON WOOD RIVER Dial 254-0601 652 E. BROADWAY ALTON HO 2-9246 Open Monday and Friday Nfchts Until 9:00 DuPONT PAINTS BUILD BETTER WITH DRY PREHUNG ALUMINUM COMBBNATBON DOOR • FULL I "THICK • COMPLETELY WEATHERSTRIPPED • DELUXE HARDWARE • SAG-PROOF CONSTRUCTION • PICTURE WINDOW BEAUTY 2-8x6-8 AND 3-0x6-8 ALUMINUM COMBINATION STORM WINDOW • TRIPLE TRACK • WEATHER-STRIPPED • CUSTOMIZED FIT • UP TO 101 UNITED INCHES $ 23 95 -GEORGIA PACIFIC- PREFINISHED PLYWOOD PANEL 4x8—W' V-GROOVED PHILIPPINE MAHOGANY ANTIQUE BIRCH OAK $ M 85 PER *|« SHEET $ ^ 85 PER O SHEET S ^ 85 PER SHEET PLASTER BOARD 4x8—%" PER SHEET GINTER WftRDEIN CO. 81 HENRY ST. MON.-FRI. 8 TO 5 HO 5-3588 SAT. MORN, 9 TO 12 NOON Estimates — Fincrncinsr DuPQNT PAINTS LUCITE WALL PAINT $595 GAL. JOHNS-MANWUB CEILING TILE PAINTED BEVEL A Ol/n PLAIN WHITE. 1 <£ 7 2

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