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Friday, August 16, 1963
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 16,1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAftt PAGE UF Gives $1,000 to Aid AVEC The Alton-Wood River Area United Fund executive board Thursday approved an emergency appropriation of $1,000 to the Alton Volunteer Emergency Corps foi operating expenses for the remainder of the year. The AVEC will not become n member agency of the United Fund tmtil the first of (he year, but Jerry Traltler, chairman of the UF budget subcommittee, said the group needed the money In order to continue operating. The group was given $760 for Immediate needs and will bo allotted $60 ti month for the next four months. Tratller explained the group needed the money for repairs to equipment and supplies. It was explained the Wood River Emergency Corps is In belter financial shape and would not need help. The Wood River group will also join Ihc area United Fund at the first of (lie year. S. John Crawley, executive dl rector of the United Fund, told the board the campaign theme foi tills year Is "Building for a United Community." The theme will be given a visual touch with the erection of a 12-to-15-fool sign depicting blocks arranged in the shape of a building. Crawley said, "Each of the blocks represent a division of the United Fund Drive, including Large Industry (corporate), Large Industry (executive and employe), Mercantile A, Mercantile B, Small Industry, and Community." As each division reaches its goal its block will be painted. The signs will be erected in front of post offices in the 13 communities of the United Fund area. The drive will be extended one week this year clue to the absence of several labor leaders who will attend the state AFL-CIO Convention the first week of October. The drive will start Oct. 3 and conclude Nov. 7. A Self'Financed Clown He Brings Laughter, fty StKVIS tnioRrnnlt Striff WHtef 'Bernlc" the Clown today left Alton for the East. Me is Bernard Wlngorler, 43, a self-financed entertainer who leaves many smiling children, happy because of the time he spent with them. A retired Navy veteran, Win- gorier makes n full-time hobby of traveling from town to town, and orphanage to orphanage, bringing candy, balloons and laughter to children. This has been his favorite pastime since 1951, he said, and H became full time when he left the service in 1962, after more than 20 years in the Navy. Originally from Bernie claims he Canton, Ohio, hasn't missed a state In his wanderings across the country. "I've been in orphanages from New York to California," he commented. He occasionally takes a job, . but against my he maintains: principles." "Its Poplar Grove Youth Leads Milk Derby SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-Illinois State Fair judges aimed to add a junior milking derby champion Thursday to the long list of winners of livestock and feature events. The 10-day fair closes Sunday. Robert Ellingson, 16, of Poplar Grove, held on to his solid lead in the junior department's milk ing derby. Meanwhile, senior citizens came Into the limelight as Gov. Otto Kernel' prepared to crown two oldsters king and queen of the fail'. Art Dugle, Chicago, retained the horseshoe pitching champion, ship he won last year. Roy Martin, Philo, was second and Ellis Griggs, Plainville, third. In Oxford sheep competition, the grand champion ram was shown by Harry Blomc, Stonington. The first championship to be handed out in the new junior department outdoor show arena went to Steve Aggertt, 15, of Ash- Jand, for his pony, "Belle of the Ball," Larry Durham, Walnut, was- picked as the premier breeder of Oxford sheep. He showed the champion female in the junior de pnrtment. Gale Weigand, Carlock, captured the open class grand champion female llolstein-Friesian title in livestock competition. West Unity Ayrshire Farms, West Unity, Ohio, showed the open class champion Ayrshire bull and Everett M. Laury and son, Danville, showed the female champion of the breed. Northern Pump Co. of Richmond, in Mcllenry County, had the open grand champion Hereford bull on display. Dog Sought Which Bit Child on Train CHICAGO (AP)-Unless a pet Chihuahua dog belonging to a Mrs. Adams Is found, 3-year-old Gregory Baum will have to undergo a series of painful anti. rabies shots. The child's father, David, re ported that his son was bitten by the pet Tuesday morning as they traveled from Chicago to Champaign on the Illinois Central Railroad's City of New Orleans. Baum told a railroad officla that unless' the dog's health can be checked by a veterinarian Gregory will have to take shots Mrs. Adams was not found at a Chicago address she gave and it was thought that she may be vis iting in Southern Illinois. The train stops at Mattoon, fingham, DuQuoin, Central!* and Carbondale, .•' "My personal feeling about my work," he said, "is that somebody has to give these kids a laugh, a smile or a piece of candy — Unit's why I do it," In Alton he visited thhe Catholic Children's I-Ipmc on State Street, financing the candy he gave the children from his own pocket. Slums Publicity Usually shunning publicity, Berlie said became to the Telegraph only with the idea that in exchange for his story, someone might donate funds for candy, a larly or some other activity that might bring joy to children at the orphanage. A Presbyterian, he says he doesn't miss a Sunday in Church. le attended First Presbyterian Church in Wood River, and College Avenue Presbyterian Church n Alton while in the area foi several weeks. He has been working at Frazei ?layland on Broadway for past weeks, to finance a trip to West Virginia. A hint of the stimulus for his devotion to clowning is in his W. Va., as a Navy recruiter, and statement: "I've seen kids in or- there lie found the church. He ihanages who were badly beaten gave up drinking. He learned then their own parents and who that giving something to kids and <new only the kindess of a Nun talking to children's Sunday vho substitutes for mother and School groups meanta lot more to 'ather. He started out 'BERNIE THE CLOWW in him Huntington, way than anything else. "It's a of life — of happiness for */ Bernie told a reporter that his isual topic before Sunday School children is "The Keys to the Gates of Hell." Wingcrter said he feels 00 many children today, especial y teenagers" — think they're smart by smoking, drinking and carousing around." Parents Al Fault Ho feels that parents are at 'auit for not taking the time to try to understand their children A sturdy sun-tanned man with dark crcwcul hair, he drives his own car in his travels. Only occasionally does he accept pay foi Ills work, he said. Usually mos of his monthly government paycheck is used for the candy and other goodies he gives to children He worked in a variety of jobs in the Navy, "And I spent some lime in the brig, too," he declared, "Before I saw the light 1 used to think I could drink some towns dry. My drinking used to get me in a lot of trouble." A Navy friend originally persuad ed him to go back to church, Away From Church He had been away from th church for some time. "Many a; answer comes from inside th church door," he commented a he reminisced about past expei icnces. "I can tell you many tales about children I've seen all over t h c country in orphanages, children's homes, hospitals and other institutions," he added. "I've beeni everywhere — and everywhere' there are kids who need someone. I even went to a school for the blind once. Those kids knew what a clown was, even though they couldn't see." Bernie said he puts lots of red lipstick on his eyes and when he shuts his eyes hard this brings tears. Kids like to see a clown cry, he said. He doesn't perform any special act — just gives the kids candy, plays ball with them and talks with them. In his early Navy years he was me," he said. He said he tries to in Pearl Harbor. He says he does- right some of the wrongs he did to n't like to talk about the war — to Lead UF Unit in Industry Executive Drive THOMAS YOUNG Thomas H. Young, Industrial Rclnlions manager of the Paper- hoard Division of the Alton Box- hoard, has boon appointed chair- man of the Large Industry Executive and Employe division of the 1%3 United Fund Campaign. His division's goal is $174,000 for the campaign. Young has heen active in the community for 19 years, serving on the hoard of directors of the American Red Cross and as lied Cross chapter chairman in 1958 He also participated in fund campaigns for the Community Chest and Red Cross. Mrs, Bidault Joins Htishuml in Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO (AP)—Mrs. Georges Bidault arrived Thursday to join her husband, one-time French premier, who is wanted in France on charges of plotting to kill President Charles de Gaulle. Bidault was granted asylum here in April, after he was spotted hiding out in West Germany and expelled from that counti-y. Labor Blood Donor Day Set Monday at Abel Hall Alton-Wood River Federation of Labor will sponsor the "Labor Blood Donor Day" at Abel Hall, 2821 E. Broadway, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. Charles Rogers, president of United Steelworkers of America, Local 3643, is chairman for the Bloodmobile visit. This is the fifth anniversary of the "Labor which was Blood Donor Day," established to give labor union an opportunity to receive recognition for Ihelr participating in this worthwhile community program. LA-Z-Boy people when he used to dring lot. a it brings bad memories. Secretive about his identity, he When lie started going to church, says no one at an orphanage he! he realized that he had messed up has visited has ever seen him i part of liis life, by not being the without his clown garb and face man he should have been. makeup. AHA Pays In Place of Taxes Alton Housing Authority has made its first payment in place UAW Strikes Chicago Ford Plant CHICAGO HEIGHTS, 111. (AP) —United Auto Workers International Union, Local 588, struck Ford Motor Company's stamping plant at midnight Thursday night. About 500 production workers on the midnight shift reported to the plant but did not resume production when last-ditch negotiations over safety regulations between Ford and the UAW failed. James Hamby, assistant director of region four of the UAW had announced earlier that the local's 3,750 members would go on strike if the dispute was not settled by midnight. Hamby said the strike, voted by the local on May 2, now has the approval of the international nion. A nine-day wildcat strike i May ended after the local was ervecl with a court injunction. The suburban Chicago Heights hint supplies body panels for as- embly plants in 11 states. The Vlay walkout cut short the supply nd threatened layoffs for 40,000 troductlon workers. After workers returned May 21 the union announced it would continue this fight for safe work ng conditions within the channels hat are left open to us." Some 270 health and safety rievances were the major under ying friction which led to the vttlkout. Prior to the walkout, employes stopped operation of a stamping s, contending it was unsafe Dne of 29 production lines was shut down for a week. Two employes, including Ber nard Fox, president of Local 58S ,vere suspended for two months and three others for one week. Girl Scout Cook Out FOSTERBURG - the newly 01 ;unized Junior Girl Scout Troo 91 held a cook out at the home of Mrs. John Duvall and Mr Eldon Selhime, leaders, Thursda night on Stutz Lune. J & A Springman n INSULATION f general taxes for division mong the taxing bodies repre- ented in Alton township. The mount is $3,386.05. The payment "in lieu of taxes" pplies to the Alton Acres public ousing project on Belle Street i Mitchell, and is for the calan- ar year of 1962. The Housing Authority's check as sent Thursday to Alton City rcasurer M. 0. Elliott, who is x officio Alton township collector, y Chairman Paul J. Rothucher, liairnian of Alton Housing Com- nission and D. F. Braner, execu- ive director. Elliott said today that he will orward the payment to County "reasurer George Musso for divi- ion among the taxing bodies be- !ause the county, as well as the iity, must have a record of the ransaction. The money is to be irorated to all taxing bodies in he same way that general taxes are distributed. The city of Alton, and its several semi-independent taxing bodies, will receive approximately one-fourth of the $3,386 payment, said Elliott, because the city tax •ate was about one-fourth of the otal 1962 tax rate for .Alton township. Other agencies to have major shares in the payment are Alton school district, Alton township, Madison County, and Civic Manorial Airport. The $1,350,00 Alton Acres pro iect was completed and put into operation as of January 2, 1962 ,md completed its first year oc cupancy last January. It provides 100 housing units, The payments in place of genera taxes arc made under the coopera lion agreement of 1958 between the housing authority and the city or, Alton and Madison Coun ty. Alton Housing Authority now has under construction on Elm Stree second housing project whicl will provide 50 low rent unity to - ZOYSIA SOD AND PLUGS For Q Beautiful Lawn NOW AVAILABLE AT Home Nursery •Ian Gerdeni. Godfrey — Phone 4Ba<I239 • KdwnrdivlUe; Rd,,..WQOd i»Irs , ! ^f Trial of Tavern Owner Set Saturday EDWARDSVILLE — Trial of a Madison County tavern operator charged in two separate com- lainls with illegal sale of liquor o minors is set for 10 a.m. Sat- rday in the court of Justice of he Peace. Earl Vuagniaux. James Pinson, licensee of the China Doll Tavern on Rte. 159 list north of Collinsville w a s iflmed in a warrant July 18 on omplainl of Chief Deputy Sheriff 3eorge Ramach alleging that the avern proprietor sold liquor to ninors on June 21. A similar charge was filed gainst Pinson earlier after a vis- . to the China Doll by a squad f deputies led by Chief Deputy Sheriff Ramach. provides homes The project is $550,000. for to the cost aged abou Avoid Uie Rush/ Call Us Now for... ZEIGLER Furnace Lump and Stoker COAL Prompt Clean Delivery. AUo Complete Fuel Oil Service, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY COAL CO. HO JJ.1M1 Installation The Godfrey American Legion Post 1218 and auxiliary will conduct a joint installation ceremony Monday night at 8 p.m. The ceremony will be at the Legion home on Rte. 100. Breaks Leg in Fall Against His Car A 46-year-old Alton man broke his leg Thursday morning when he slipped as he was getting into his car. Harold Locke, 216 Ladd St., starting for work had opened thi door of the car and was stepping in when he slipped on wet grass and fell against the side breaking his leg. Locke was taken to Alton Memorial Hospital where he was admitted for treatment. Reclinable Rocker Here is gracious living for your home ...the magical new REGINA-ROCKER by La-Z-Boy. Good Housekeeping >* A . 8U»RAKTEES . A V Convenient Terms! 00 days same as cash. IT'S A ROCKER IT'S A TV CHAIR IT'S A RECLINING CHAIR RECLINA-ROCKER From a conventional rocker, to your favorite TV recliner, to a comfortable napper . . . the RECLINA-ROCKER is the only all- in-one-chair. 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