Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 7, 1963 · Page 3
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, September 7, 1963
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE THREE 700 Acres Near Hardin Recreation Area to Be Open This Fall NEW RECREATION AREA Aerial view of the proposed 700-acre Hidden Valley Ranch recreation area 3 miles north of Hardin shows facilities of the commercial project: (1) youth camp; (2) ranch outbuildings; (3) motel; (4) lodge; (5) con- trolled shooting and (6) ski facilities. A water sports area for the river and several small lakes are not shown. By JOHN STETSON Telegraph Staff Writer A four phase, half - million dollar recreational area will open this fall 3 miles north of Hardin, featuring a children's camp, a men's hunting club, dude ranch, and eventual snow - skiing facilities. Hidden Valley Ranch, Inc. will include 700 acres nestled among the river bluffs along state Rie. 100. Former Alton Rrecreation Director Harold Bean, who will serve as program and recreation director of the project, reports that in addition to being a commercial venture, the area is being set up to reap the advantages of nature and to bring needed commercial enterprise to economically - depressed CalhoUn County. Permanent modernistic type structures and other facilities will be built, such as lodges, cabins, swimming pools, tennis courts, stables, a corral, boathouse, shooting ranges, and bridal and hiking trails. In addition to the wild beauty of the ranch itself, there is an adjacent 1,200 - acre Federal wildlife preserve that can be used for camping and overnight pack trips as well as for wildlife study. The hunting club opens Oct. 15 and will operate throughout the extended controlled - hunting season to March 15, providing five upland game hunting courses and a duck lake. Game including pheasants, quail and Chuckar partridge will be placed in the fields for hunters to locate and shoot under the supervision of the dog and game handlers. For Duck Hunters A pass shooting area for ducks will be utilized, according to Bean, where hunters can shoot at passing ducks from blinds. The hunting club installation will also include game pens, dog kennels, a skeet and trapshooting range plus a complete lodge for housing 25 members. Lodge facilities will feature a swimming pool, dining facilities, bar, and other appointments. The porposed lodge will be constructed on the north bluff of the ranch site, commanding a panoramic view of the Illinois River valley. The dude ranch, scheduled to operate on a year - 'round basis, with exception of the summer camping season, will include lorseback riding, swimming (an an enclosed pool), tennis, boating, pack trips, social activities and related programs. Dude ranching activities will of course vary with weather conditions, but a full program is to be available at all times. The children's summer camp program, to be started next summer, will operate for eight weeks, opening the third week of June and extending through the third week of August. Planning provides that some campers will be in residence for the entire eight weeks, while others will attend the shorter four- week session to be offered. Coed Program The coeducational program will include horsemanship, swimming, boating, music, dramatics, nature study, arts and crafts, athletics, overnight campouts, pack trips and regular camp, activities. Each camper will be able to se- lect three of the mentioned programs in which he wishes to participate. He or she will then be assigned to a group with the same interests. Facilities to be provided for the children's camp includes cabins, dining lodge with kitchen, swimming pool, boathouse and dock, music room, dramatics room,| arts and carfts center, stables, corral, storage shacks, etc. In addition to the regular summer camp program, a special post - season session of two weeks will be held for mentally retarded children. Especially - trained counselors will be available to work with these children, providing a one - to - one ratio of camper and counselor, according to Bean, who has had professional experience working with such special groups. Steam, Not Fire Firemen today for a Shoe Store, found that alarm had ing from a ing. This was had during were called out early reported fire at Carl's , 119 W. 3rd St., but whoever phoned the seen only steam corn- vent outside the build- the only call fireman the past 24 hours. I WE DO OUR OWN FINANCING AT SLACK FURNITURE and APPLIANCE CO, 203 W. Third St.—Downtown Alton Long Terms—Many. Many Months to Pay! Hidden Valley Ranch A Boon for Calhoun As an economic boon to the i more distant points. Calhoun County labor market and! An historical account of the to busirifssmon of the area, the |urea ranges from the exploring Hidden Valley Ranch when in parties of La Salle in the late full operation is oxpecled to pro-11600's to the days of cotton river- 1001 boats and American pioneers _ ,....,.. j pushing into the West. A basic policy of operation is] The skiing program scheduled to start in three years will feature two slopes, one for beginners and a run for advanced skiers. More vide employment for 75 to local area people. to be that jobs will be filled by Calhoun County residents. The total number of employes will vary somewhat with seasonal use of some of the facilities, Ranch Manager Harold Bean has indicated, but most of the jobs will fall within the areas of exist- j ing skill and experience of many Calhoun County people. Total annual employe income from Hidden Valley will probably reach $150,000, he said. This amount alone should constitute substantially to the economic benefit of merchants and businessmen of Calhoun County, he pointed out. Clarence Skcele of Kampsvillc is president of Hidden Valley Ranch Inc.; Gail Wanlnss of . Springfield is vice president, and Merle Inman of Batchtown, treasurer. Bean is secretary - manager of the corporation. Rich in history the site is in the lush river bottom valleys and virgin woodlands that have been little changed since the Kaskaskia and Tamaroa Indians hunted the hills with bow and arrow. Its promoters feel that though the area is well off the "beaten path" it is readily accessible to a large number of people, both from this side of the river and from Metropolitan St. Louis. Future plans also call for an air strip to be constructed to accommodate those coming from (than three - quarters of a mile of j runs are planned for this rapidly- growing sport. Snowniaking equipment will insure skiing conditions through out the winter. A chair lift to serve both ski slopes will be so located to allow the motel unit with its dining and swimming facilities to be utilized as a base operation The Belleville, St. Clair County Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company Belleville, Illinois and the E. St. Louis District Mutual Cyclone Insurance Company Catherine Kupprecht, Secretary 23 South First Street, Belleville, Illinois Phone Adams 3-2006 For Combination fire and windstorm insurance, comprehensive liability, written on residence, household goods, personal effects' farm real and personal property, blanket coverage on farm personal property. Your Local Licensed Mutual Agent and General Broker Adjuster tor Both Companies Call ORVAL C. KORSMEYER R. R. No. 2, Alhainbra, Illinois, Ph. 018-Hubbarcl 8-3236 Insuring properly in St. Clair, Madison, Washington, Clinton, Randolph and Monroe Counties. Company operated at cost. 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There'll be no change in dialing these numbers because the letters are being replaced by figures that are in the same dial openings, as follows: Alton—HO to 46 Wood River—CL to 25 Brighton—PR to 37 • But all Bethalto customers will have new numbers. (And Bethalto customers no longer will dial "2" to reach Alton and Wood River. They'll just dial the seven-figure number.) • And some Alton and Wood River customers will have completely new numbers. Check your directory beginning Sunday. • Two important new telephone numbers: For all customers- Repair Service 465-9954 For Alton and Wood River customers- Information 411 ILLINOIS BELL (SB) TELEPHONE 401 Market Street Phone: 406-0D81 SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO DOLLAR DAY MONDAY ONLY Knee High Boys' Reg. 3 pr. 1.49 Poodle Socks Morpul Crew Socks 59c Each L Prs. 1 •UU 3 Prs. 1 «UU Practical warm cotton leg. White combed cotton, 1% Stretch nylon foot fits 9 to 11 nylon reinforced heels, toes, size. White and colors. For long wear. Size 8 to 11. 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