Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 30, 1963 · Page 3
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Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 30, 1963
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30,1&63 ' »-w ALTON fcVEMNG PAGE John Allm Old Records Evoke Pity for Widow of a Blacksmith By ,»0!W ty. ALLISN Smithfii-H Illlnoh University A short bit of time was s spen -- —..—_,, „,,. Wi . iiinu wna njJtjil recently loitering in n courthouse while awaiting the return of county official. It was only natural to become curious aboil what was In a few hundred num bered file boxes arranged In or dored rows along the walls. This curiosity was satisfied by Inspect Ing the handiest one that hap pcned to be numbered A 1-40. I contained probate court records as the others also did. This experience happened in Murphys boro, but could just as Well have been In any other courthouse ii Illinois, Each one of the many packets, of papers found In the boxes Is a complete accounting of the property left by some Individual. The properly was listed with values estimated by appointed appraisers. Additional lists paralleling these showed the amount for which each listed Hem was sold. Among the papers these lists proved mosl interesting. $13.02 for Anily Two packets from Box A 1-.. were selected at random. One covered the estate of a prosper ous farmer and livestock dealer, amounting to several thousand dollars. The other was a poor blacksmith whose property yielded only $40.12Mi when sold at a public sale. After deducting expenses that included a coffin at $3, a shirt at $1 and nine yards of "shroudery" for $1.75 a net balance of $13.92 remained for the widow, Anny, who had served as administratix and had .signed the necessary documents by making her mark. Property sold and the amount received for it is in dicated below. 1 Cow 6.00" 1 Heifer 331ViM 1 Lot of books 37 ] /2 1 Plow, single tree & chain 4.52 1 Pair of gears and collar 90 2 Hoes 12'/2 The wood work of one two horse wagon .. .10.87'/2 One set blacksmith tools 14.00 Though all'this happened 120 years ago it still evokes sympathy. The case of the prosperous farmer,' wasn't so pathetic. In this case there were long lists of the property for disposal with the estimated values given by appraisers appointed. Parallel lists also showed the amounts received at the sale, cried by a man who received $4 for doing so. The clerk of .received $2.80 for his services. ., . ?BifIe Guns' With the listings' of the property and its,sales value, there also were listings of the debts he owed. These lists yielded much that was interesting. Some' random items taken from the lists are given here, with occasional strange words and spellings. We find two tin safes and "1 lot of pal- ens," a skiff, a "spurr" and "1 lot of books." There were both brush and grass "sythes." There was a "stilliard," a real, a drovers whip and some winding beams. He left two "rifle guns" and three "muskrat spears," which naturally leaves one wondering what such spears were like. A roll of carpet, several yards of linsey-woolsey, ticking and cot- tonade were added. Coal oil was included, apparently valued at 50 cents a gallon. Sets'of wagon land plow gears, yokes, clevises, > chains and "3 boxes of tricks,!' were on o n e list. About every list inspected had its barrels, boxes or baskets of "tricks"; that today would be called "whatsits." A "sausage grinder," three wooden wash tubs, a dough roller and'a, coffee mill were set down. There were ^iree wash boards, some "Dell ware," a half bushel "measure" and a wooden water bucket, A silver watch, a sewing machine and a clock were listed. Corner cupboards, wheat fans, mattocks, sheep shears and shocked fodder were, offered for sale. There, were "trunnel" beds, feather beds, straw ticks, dinner bells, breakfast tables, kitchen tables and "beaurows" In plenty. On the appraisal list there was "one 40 gallon barrel ,pf whiskey" valued at 40 cents a gallon. The parallel list of sales says "part of a barrel ol whiskey brought $11." (Just what; hqd happened in the meantime?) ;.". Calves at $4 Livestock entries are Interest' Ing. A span of- mules 'appraised at J275 sold at $302, A black,find white cow brought Jlf and a brln- died one $12. A cow with "druped" horns and another with "crumpled" horns each went for J14 while two beet steers brought $75. A bell cow brought only $9.30, hogs were $2,50 a hundred weight. A calf yoke sold lor 30 cents while calves were selling for-tJ4 each. A listing $ store accounts paid provides several interesting glimpses. Two pairs of ladles shoes REDUCE Mrs* Delma Kelly Hired At Alton State Hospital Mrs. Delma M. Kelly, 518 E.ftth St., Alton has been hired by Alton State Hospital as a social worker trainee, Dr. Abraham Simon, superintendent, has announced. She is the wife of Dennis Kelly, psychology intern at the hospital, who was hired earlier this month. She is a former relsdent of' Pe- orla, ill., and attended Bradley Jnlvcrsity there, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree In 1962. Mrs, Kelly was youth director at the YMCA In Peoria before coming to Altohv While In school she worked one summer as a student recreation worker at Peouia Slate,Hospital. Auto Stolen, Store Entered At Medora CARLINVILLE — Sheriff Russell Sexton received reports Monday of two burglaries and a stolen car in Macoupin County, all oc- :urring sometime during the preceding night. The first report came from Iheets Variety Store in Medora where enlrance was gained b y n-eaking the glass in a rear door. The discovery of the break-in was made at 7:30 a.m. by the owner, -le reported $20 in change had jeen stolen from the cash regis- er. A complete inventory had not been made of merchandise. The automobile of Luther C. Tucker of Medora was reported stolen at 2:25 a.m. Monday but vas recovered at 5 a.m. in the Godfrey area. A call came in to the sheriff Monday , afternoon from an em- ploye of The Glades restuarant near Carlinville. It was reported he establishment had been en- ered by breaking the glass in the patio door. ~- Eklred Household Science Club Meets ELDRED — The household Science club will meet Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. 'harles King. Eldi-ed Notes ELDRED — Mrs. Lee Bushnell and daughter Linda, and Mrs. Leie Giberson of Carrollton returned lome Sunday after visiting since Vednesday with Mrs. Giberson's sister, Mrs. Georgia Tliode, at Blairstown, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Howell and son, Leslie, of Jerseyville and ion, William, of Pullman, Mont., risited Sunday with Mrs v . Howell's parents, Mr. 1 and Mrs. H a r r y Borman. Macoupin Judge and Wife Adopt 2 Boys CARLINVILLE — Judge and Mrs. Francis J. Bergen are the parents by adoption of Iwo boys, 'he children, who are brothers, re James, age two and a half /ears, and Joseph, age one and i half years. The Bergens have hree other children, Mary Paricia, Edward, and Thomas, :ost $6, Four and a half dozen luttons came at 90 cents.Hair oil vas $1. It must have been a right well corseted family from the frdquen- ;y with which "1 corsett-$1.25" oc- ;urs. Anothec entry coming fully a iften says "30 corsett steels, 15 lents." Corsetts bought must have »een fairly satisfactory, only one if a dozen or so being returned or credit. — An occasional item among the Clothing entries may leave one a jit puzzled. Why should a "1 p,air of fancy cloth garters" cost $3.50, while two pairs of garters cost »rily 20 cents? A "set of hoops" cost $1.85, 2 switches were 60 cents, put "Artificials" were $1, Two handkerchiefs cost 80 cents and a lace collar was 75 cents, "set of jewelry" was only 40 cents., Ten writing pens cost 10 cents while clays pipes were sell- ng fpr,, one cent each. It is assumed that' the buyer furnished Us own pipe stems. .*• Selections from such listings could go on endlessly. Each tells pmethlng about how people lived and what they lived with, or without. ••-,•-. Opin 9 to 9 Won, ty S«t FINi PAINT PAMOU5 WAUPAPIR BA5T&ATB PLAZA SHOPPING CENT8R fhont ' More Planes Than Pilots, Kiwanis Told Airplanes are being produced tor 190,000 pilots per year, but [here are only 65,000 pilots being [rained, Alton Rotarians were told Monday night. Earnest Opp, new flight director for Walston Aviation, Inc., spoke to the group about commercial aviation and showed slides on business airplanes, from the 1920 antiques to the newest plane off the assembly line. Opp said commercial or business flying is "on, the threshold" *nd within the near future will be as commonplace as driving an automobile. "Fifty per cent of the air miles traveled are for business, and this figure will increase as time goes one," Opp said. Opp told the group there are 90,000 persons employed in the aviation industry in the greater St. Louis area. To Dispatch Mail on Sunday At Shipman SHIPMAN — Beginning Sunday he local post office will dispatch mail on Sunday. Mail -deposited in the outdoor )ox after 5 p.m. on Saturday and until 5 p.m. on Sunday, will be sent out at 5'p.m. on Sunday, the Postmaster has announced. Hullidiiy Reunion SHIPMAN — The annual Halliday reunion was held at a park n Decatur Sunday. The following rom Shipman attended: Mrs. Viola Rhoads, Miss Freda Edding:on, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Jaynes, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Halliday and family, Miss Carol Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. John Reno and sons, Mr. and Mrs. William Shelton and sons. Birthday Dinner SHIPMAN — Mr. and Mrs. Alan Bullman entertained at dinner Sunday in honor of the birthdays of Carl and Don Bullman. Other guests were: Mrs. Don Bullman and family of Indianapolis, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Les- ,er Sarginson, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sawtell, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sarginson and family all of Chesterfield; Mr. and Mrs. .Donald Dankenbring and sons, Mrs. Carl Bullman and Cindy Bullman. Sliipimm Notes SHIPMAN — Mr. and Mrs. Lle- .vellyn Wilson are the parents of a daughter born Saturday at Alton Memorial Hospital. The baby has )een named Sylvia Margaret. The couples other children are: Paul, 2 and Mary, 1. Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Dossett and iamily have returned from a vacation spent on the Mississippi MOOSE AWARD Ninety-year-old Henry Wutzler, 1215 E. 6th St., left, is shown receiving a watch from the Governor of the Alton Moose Lodge, Max Downs, in recognition of Wut/ler's faithful service to the lodge. The presentation was made Saturday at a supper and dance. Chappee Will Head UF Small Industries Drive Warren P. Chappee, secretary and auditor of Alton Banking & Trust Co. has been appointed chairman of the Small Industries division for the 1963-64 United Fund Campaign, Chappee, married and the father of three children, is a graduate of Shurtleff College and attended the University of California. He is ,a member of Southwestern Illinois Conference of the National Assn of Bank Auditors and Comptrollers; is district chairman of the Lincoln-Douglas District, Piasa Bird Council, Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ, serving as its treasurer. Assisting Mr. Chappee in Small Industries will be Francis G. Stevenson, Thomas Watson, Bill Roberts, Louis Keller, Paul Lauschke, Robert Youngck and Harold Ruyle. The goal for Small Industries has been set at $42,500. The appointment of ^Chappee was made by Edward P. Foeller, general campaign chairman. 4-H Demonstrations Given at Fidelity FIDELITY—The Fidelity Home Extension unit met Friday afternoon at the Farm Bureau basement, in Jerseyville. The Busy Bee 4-H club girls and their mothers were guests of the unit. Donna Brueggeman, Sharon Tonsor and Joyce Moore, members ol the club, gave a dairy food demonstration. The major lesson was given by Mrs. Glenn Downs and was about dairy foods. The 4-H girls model ed the garments they had made and had a silent auction. There will be no August meeting but instead a family picnic will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Farm Bureau basement in Jerseyville. The Farm Bureau and Homemakers extension will have a joint picnic at Marquette Park Aug. 1. river. Don Barnett has returned from Mississippi. He underwent a ton- silectomy at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton this week. Superior Alumni Support At Monticello Commended Monticello College officials have announced that they have won heir third award in five years, rom the American Alumni Council, for outstanding alumnae support during 1903, According to Mrs. Ralph Ichmidt, director of alumnae af- airs at Monticello, the award was >resented to her in behalf of Mon- icello at the American Alumni Council's annual meeting, just concluded in Atlantic City, N. J. Monticello alumnae support won or her, Second Place in the Junor College Improvement Division of the contest. This competition, now in its fifth year, is financed by the United States ^SteeJ Foundation. ,' x • • "Mon.ticcllo's record is outstanding," says Mrs. Schmidt, 'she has placed three times in the jast five years of the competition, Deluding one first place award .•ecelved two years ago, Competition for these awards is entered by more than 1,100 colleges and universities throughout the country each year, Monticello alumnae should certainly be proud of the record of alumnae support that they have maintained — a record that has gained for them and the college continued national recognition." DISCOUNT! Special lot of I Olios' Shoes, values to $5,00 —all hocls, all Mixes, but not In all styles. Pair WESTERN" SHOE STORES 804-00 E. Broadway WE DO OUR OWN FINANCING AT SLACK FURNITURE ind APPLIANCE CO, 203 W. Third St.—Dpwntown Alton oni yerm»~Mmiy, Many Months to Pty WARREN CHAPPEE Car Stolen "Henry Thompson, 1206 Cave Road, told police his car was stolen from the Duncan Foundry parking lot between 11 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today. Will Open Rte, 55-70 East Lane SPRINGFIELD (Special) - Easthound traffic lanes on Interstate 55 and 70 through Bast St. Louis will he opened to traffic Friday, Francis S. Lorenz, director of the Illinois Department of Public Works and Buildings, announced today. A drainage problem prevented opening the easlbound lanes when westbound 1 an e s on the interstate route were opened to the Veterans Bridge over the Mississippi River at East St. Louis on May 29. Engineers have corrected the difficulty and the east lanes will be ready for use this weekend. Opening of the eastbound lanes will give motorists about 15 miles of expressway to and from the Veterans Bridge to a point north of Collinsville. While the drainage problem was being corrected motorists traveling east were required to make a short detour in East St. Louis. Interstate 55 connects with Interstate 70 near Collinsville. The former extends along the old U.S. 66 route between Collinsville and Chicago. From the Mississippi River Interstate 55 winds southerly to New Orleans. Interstate 70 originates in the Baltimore and Washington, TXC. area and extends westerly to Utah where it connects with other routes to West Coast destinations. In Illinois, Interstate 70 enters the state west of Terre Haute, Ind., and crosses the south central portion by way of Effingham and Vandalia to East St. Louis. Construction of an Interstate bridge over the Mississippi River at East St. Louis is scheduled to get underway next year. The bridge will be located south of the Veterans Bridge and provide four lanes for traffic each way between East St. Louis and St. Louis. The bridge will not be completed until 1966. Hubcaps Stolen Off Parked Car Kay Korte, 1208 Langdon Ave., told police four hubcaps were stolen from her brother's car, parked in front of her home, around 1:15 a.m. today. Robey Will Qo to ACC Main Office Norman T. Robey, manager at the Wood River refinery of the American Oil Co. has been transferred to the general office of that company as manager of planning for the manufacturing department. The change is effective Aug. 1, 1963. Robey began his career with the American Oil Co. on June 15, 1936 as a chemist in the research department at Whiting, Ind. He be came a chemical engineer in 1938, and a group leader in the research department' in 1941. In 1943 Robey transferred to the manufacturing department as a foreman in (he catalytic cracking department at the W o o d River refinery, and became general foreman in 1947. By 1951 he had advanced to the position of assistant superintendent. Heavy Oils Division at Wood River, and in the same year was promoted to assistant general superintendent of the Casper, Wyo. refinery. Robey returned to Whiting as assistant manager of the refinery in 1957, and then manager at t h e Neodesha, Kansas refinery in 1960. On Nov. 1, 1961 he was appointed manager at Wood River. While at Wood River, Robey was active in civic afairs. He was a member of the Wood River Rotary, Wood River Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors of the Alton YMCA as well as the Alton District Manufacturers Assn. Robey and his wife, Bernice, are the parents of two daughters, Shirley and Nancy, and a son, Jerry. Slips in Shower; Lacerates Head Martin Huebener, 45, of Brighton, slipped and fell while taking a shower Monday night and suffered a laceration to his head. He was admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital. Huebener's wife said he should return home Wednesday. WCTV to Meet The Upper Alton Women's Christian Temperance Union will meet Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Peck Memorial Hall. NORMAN ROBEY Woodburn WOODBURN - Lance Cpl. Carl R. Rhoads has returned to Camp Pendelton, Calif., after spending the past month with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cope. Mrs. Glenn Jones and daughter, Corrine, have returned home from a two months visit with her mother, Mrs. Corrine Paic of Vienna, Austria. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Cornell anc children, Mindy and Mark o! Springfield, visited during the weekend with her parents, Mr and Mrs. J. L. Pennington. Mrs. Ruth Johnson of Odessa Fla., visited during the weekenc with friends here. Misses Kate, Mabel and Martha Thyer were dinner guests Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ker mil Hardin in Bethalto. A shower was given Saturday af ternoon at the home of Mrs. Le Roy Fensterman in honor of Mrs Earl Saurwein and infant son Douglas Edward. Scott Belisle of Decatur is visit ing his grandparents, Mr. a n c Mrs. George Rose. Mrs. Fern Davis has returnee home from Alton Memorial Hospital where she was a surgical patient. Douglas Edward Saurwein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Saurwein was baptized Sunday at the Con gregational Church. 2 Hurt in Crash on Humbert Two persons were Injured itt a wo-car accident btl Humbert aad, near Alby Street ftoad, at 8 p.m. Monday. Taken to St. Joseph's Hospital for emergency treatment. w e f 6 Mrs. Harold Laubscher, 44, of Brighton, for abrasions to her arms and chest, and 3. D. Johnson, 22, 616 Washington St., East Alton, for an Injury to his right land. Madison County Sheriff's deputies said the Johnson auto drove onto the highway and the Laubscher car collided with it. Johnson was alone In his vehicle. Mrs. Laubscher's husband was the driver of the other car. Summer Grads At S1U Aug. 9 Exceed 1962>s CARBONDALE, 111. (Special)— Summer commencement exercises will be held Aug. 9 at Southern Illinois University for an estimated 750 graduates, 100 more than last year. School officials said the estimate is based on the number of graduation applications. Appllca- ions have been received from 617 students on the Carbondale campus and 134 on the Edwardsville campus. A joint summer graduation is held. Commencement exercises are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in McAndrew Stadium. Speaker will be Ping-chia Kuo, SIU history professor and former high-ranking member of the United Nations staff. Reports Wallet Stolen From a Coin Laundry Loomis Baker of Godfrey told police his billfold, containing $130, >vas taken from a coin laundry shortly after 2 p.m. Monday. Baker said he put the billfold down on a washing machine while tie obtained change from the change machine, and when he returned for it the wallet was gone. REAL COOL PRICES RED HOT CARS PAA PLYMOUTH is hotter than a pistol! Sales are red hot, the deals are red hot and our prices are real cool! Before you buy any new car, see and drive a red hot Plymouth! VALIANT has been the best all-around value since it was first introduced.'Now it's an even hotter value because of our red hot deals! Our high trade-in allowances are red hot too. INCLUDING AMERICA'S FIRST 5-YEAR/50.0CO-MILE NEW-CAR WARRANTY!* * Your Authorized Plymouth-Valiant Dealer's Warranty against detects In material and workmanship on 1963 cars has been expanded to include parts replacement or repair, without charge lor required parts or labor, (or 5 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, on the engine block, head and Internal parts; transmission case and Internal parts (excluding manual clutch); torque converter, drive shaft, universal joints (excluding dust covers), rear axle and differential, and rear wheel bearings, provided the vehicle has been serviced at reasonable Intervals according to the Plymouth-Valient Certified C*r Care schedules. 5 YEAR OR 50.000 HUE WARRANTY' See Your Local Plymouth-Valiant Dealer

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