Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 6, 1963 · Page 3
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, August 6, 1963
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AUGUSf «, 1963 ALTON EVENING River Hitchhikers Stop and Go LOCKED THROUGH A hitchhiking symphony barge will make its scheduled concert date at Mo- linc, III., Tuesday night. The barge, is a sort of aquatic symphony hall which travels up and down the Mississippi and Ohio rivers courtesy of passing tows, The craft is shown here Sunday as it passed through the locks at Alton, towed by an Economy Boat Store tow. STYMIED TEMPORARILY On its way up-river from the Alton locks, the 122-foot American Wind Symphony barge moves on to future concerts. The musicians in the symphony, 56 of them, travel by bus and aren't faced by tow 'problems. The symphony played a concert in >St. Louis Saturday, although late due to low water, and will continue the season as far upriver as Stilhvater, Minn. Legion Post Officers, to Be Installed American Legion Post 126 officers will be installed Saturday night at the Legion Home, 6th and George Streets. Howard Malhus, past commander of the 22nd District, will conduct the installation in a joint ceremony with the Legion auxiliary, at 8 p.m. W. Earl Smith has been elected commander of the post and Mrs. Ralph Jackson will head the auxiliary. Bradshaiv Joins 1st National as Guard in Lobby Harold Bradshaw has joined the staff, of First National Bank & Trust Co. and assumed his duties as lobby-guard today. Bradshaw has: served as a deputy sheriff of Madison County as a night-rider for the past four years and is well known throughout the area for his police -work. With his wife, he resides at 2604 Tulane St. Saiiford Baptist to Show 'Mueller' Film The movie "George Mueller" will be shown at the Sanford Avenue Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. Brighton Dinner For Medora Woman BRIGHTON — Mrs. Gertrude Gwillim of Medora, 90 years old Monday, was guest of honor Monday evening at a family dinner at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harry J- Jones. Other members of the family present were Mr. and Mrs. Allen Jones and family, Mr, and Mrs. Virgil Jones and family, Brighton; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bock and daughter of Ft. Fairfield, Me.; Bill and Bob Jones and Mr- 1 '. Esther Boker of Brighton. Bill Jones, who is a school teacher in England, will return to England Wednesday. Wednesday. The Rev. John Lineberry, pastor, said the film is about a man of Bristol, England, who founded an orphanage home on faith. HANLON and HAEGELE SUMMER CLEARANCE! Special Group MEN'S SUITS This is your to save! Values to $65 • Regulars • Shorts • Longi • X'Longs • Special Group Men's SPORT COATS A nipo selection of lightweight fabrics! • Regulars • Shorts • Longs • X'Longs Values to $40 ONE GROUP OF SLACKS Reduced to..., $7.00 __ ;—; _ ^ £ One Special Group ot Nationally Known Values to $5,95 SPORT SHIRTS ..... $2.99 8 for fB.60 Lady Manhattan BLOUSES $ B 00 Values ~ •& ».*XK*«! NOW 9 OTHKJI8 RVWCW TWO FOB |7»W 680 B. Broadway PltU HO Fwe »t Bear of Store! WAITING FOR A RIDE Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boudreau of Pittsburgh, Pa., owners and operators of the barge smile as they look forward to their Moline concert. Early this morning they hitched a ride with the towboat "New Orleans," owned by the Mississippi Barge Lines. The barge depends on free tows to meet concert deadlines, and they have only missed three in seven years. Edward Ott Jeweler Treasures 1818 Half-Dollar Found 1913 A 50-cent piece, 145 years old, which he picked up on the Alton steamboat levee 50 years ago today, is still kept as a treasured souvenir by Edward Ott, jeweler and watchmaker at 223 Market St. The old coin, a half-dollar minted in 1818, the year Illinois became a state, has been preserved yy Ott because of the associations t brings to mind and not because t has any intrinsic value. "It was evidently worn by someone as a watch charm", Ott told a Telegraph reporter,' "and is strickly a relic. Because it was pierced to decorate a watch chain, and is further muHilated by a crack, the coin is of no interest to collectors." Levee was Busy It was back in the heyday of steamboat excursions, in 1913, that Ott found the half-dollar. Steamboats at the time carried competing afternoon excursion trips from Alton and arrival and departure of the boats always drew a gathering of noontime spectators to the landing at the foot of Piasa Street. The budding Alton jeweler was at that time a watchmaker's apprentice of a year's service at Goulding's jewelry store, and with many others from the downtown stores he went to the riverfront to watch the arrival of the ex cursion boats. "The boats general' ly raced for the landing, " Ott said, "and it was interesting to watch them contest to be first to land and get the first chance to take on a waiting throng of excursionists." At the time he found the old coin, Ott continued, some dredging was being done to make way for return of the Eagle wharf- boat which had been under repair at St. Louis. The outer edge of the levee had been scooped away, and the coin lay in a stretch of sand and pebbles that had been uncovered. When Ott picked up the old, dented coin, it was so blackened by corrosion he couldn't tell what it was. Out of curiosity, he cleaned and polished it on return to the Goulding store. Then clearly revealed, he said, was the 1 date, the Liberty head, and li stars. None Wanted It Ott checked with coin collectors, but found no one particularly interested in his find, and now keeps it as a souvenir of the time when he started at the jeweler's trade. Fifty-one years now have passed since he began apprenticeship at repairing watches in June of 1912 and he still follows that vocation in connection with his jewelery store in the Stratford Hotel building. Ott started business in his own right in the early '30's at a location in the Faulstich building, and moved to his present jewelry store location 25 years ago. FITS STANDARD, OR CASEMENT Model 879 TRUE CAPACITY RATINOI • .. All Coolerator cooling capacllltl |NEMA*| c«rtlfl»d by National Electrical Manufacturer! Anoclallon. WOO BTU $ 158°°J 9600 BTU, 10,000 BTU, 15,600 BTU, LARGER 110 Volt 110 Volt 220 Volt SIZES $198 228 268 16,600 BTU, 220 Volt ........................ 288 30,000 BTU, 220 Volt ....................... 496 Supply Umltod at these prices! COOLERATOR DEHUMIOIFIER .,'78 \\\{\\ Automatic Control— Free Hygrometer (wltli purcbsge) OP|0 MM. & 9 P.M. Open Mon. FrJ." 'Til 9 P.M. ^C "AuJ/wized FfigidaJfe Sales and Service" ^550 |, BROADWAY HO $-7721 * * * * * * * * * * * Herman T. Bunyan has resigned as president of Alton Rotary Club, members learned Monday night at Hotel Stratford. Bunyan, vice president and gen- Loot $185 In Three Burglaries ~ About $185 in cash and equipment was taken in three burglar- es reported to police this morn- ng and Monday afternoon. The bulk of the loot, about $175 n electrical equipment and sup- jlles, was taken from the site of he Four-Lane Drive Inn, 2755 E. Broadway. Richard Bueltner o f Belleville, owner of the property, said the building was torn down Sunday and electrical equipment slacked in a pile. When he-returned to the site Monday Uueltnor told police, the supplies, wire and copper tubing were missing, and glass in windows that hud been set aside were broken. About $10 was taken from the cash register of FlchteFs Market, 1401 Dorothy Ave., Monday night or early Tuesday. The break-in was discovered around 6 a.m. today, when an employe found the rear door pried open. Nothing was reported taken frm the Haas Garage, 3320 Mayfield St., in a break-in discovered at 2:15 a.m. today. Entry was made through a rear window and a desk was ransacked. Injured in Fall Against Moving Auto George Leone, 16, of 95 E. Elm St. was injured when he apparently fell against the side of a moving automobile at Union and Spring streets Monday night. Witnesses told police the driver of the car, which did not stop, may not have been aware of the accident. Leone was taken to a hospital for treatment of arm injuries. County's Share of July MFT $60,330 Madison County's share of the 52,937,974 July motor fuel tax is $60,330, it was announced today by Illinois Department of Finance. Macoupin County will receive $14,147; Greene, $6,301; Jersey, $5,024; Calhoun, $1,960. Urges Jaycees to Fight Discrimination TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Richard Headlee of Bountiful, Utah, president of the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce, said Monday that Jaycees should fight discrimination on the local level. Headlee, in a message to Jaycee presidents in 50 states and the District of Columbia, urged, individual chapters to work at "seeking out and eliminating any unfair racial situation which may be purported to exist." Bmiyati Resigns as Head of Rotary aj eral manager of radio station WOKZ, has been advised by his physician to drop all outside activities because of an equilibrium problem. Dr. Forbes S. Robertson, geol- ogy professor at PMftclpta Co11«l* f will succeed Bunyan as Rotafy president. Dr. Robertson, who ll presently In Europe, was vice president. FISHING CAR PLUS FREE FISHING Another Big Monticello Plaza 3RD ANNIVERSARY EXTRA! Your own fishing car and gear, plus free seat belts! (Courtesy Godfrey State Bank). Nothing to buy . , . Entry blanks available in any of our stores Wednesday or Thursday as you shop! Winner will be notified after the drawing Thursday evening! You must be 21 years old or older to win. Shop and save here at Monticello Plaza during our gala 3RD ANNIVERSARY! TONIGHT! STARTING AT 6 P.M. BASKETBALL CLINIC WITH CLIFF HAGEN OF THE ST, LOUIS HAWKS IN PERSON ON OUR PARKING LOT!.... an elastic girdle you can machine wash in detergents...even bleach, holds its shape months longer, Living Girdle with STRETCH-EVER* spandex elastic— made without rubber— a companion to famous PLAYTEX LIVING* BRA NOWI a girdle you ccm machine wash —with detergents and bleach. Holds its shape monthl longer. Stays white—won't pucker, stretch out or yellow-rbecauw it's made of new amazing SIR ETCH-EVER Spandex Elastic* Girdle. XS,S, M, L> $7.95, XI. $8,95 Regular Panty: $8,95 long Leg panty XS, S, M, li $9,95 A companion to famoy* Playtox Uv»ng Ira 1 04 W. Third Dial 5-385 1

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