Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 7, 1963 · Page 9
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 9

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, September 7, 1963
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE NINE Exchange Shop to Open Sorting clothing collected for exchange in the YWCA shop are Mrs. Lou Furtwengler, Mrs. John Harris, and Mrs. Art Long. The shop will be open for business Tuesday. Store hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Ann Landers Four Children Resent Burying One Mother DEAR ANN LANDERS: Last October my mother-in-law died of cancer. She was sick for five years and there were heavy medical expenses. When she died my father-in-law announced that b e didn't have enough money to pay for the funeral. Tlie four children felt it was their responsibility to help so we all took out loans and have been paying on those loans ever since. Three months after his wife was buried my father-in-law bought a new car (there was nothing wrong with the car he had*. Last month he took a pleasure trip. Every one of the four children is married and has his own family obligations. We think it i s wrong that we should be stuck with the funeral bill which, right fully, (he husband of the deceased should be paying. No one has the courage to say a word to him and I am burned up. I wish you would print this letter in the paper and comment. EDITH DEAR EDITH: It's odd that one mother can raise four children, but that four children can't bury one mother. Five years of cancer can be mighty expensive. It may well be that since your father-in-law is free of those terrible medical bills he has a little extra money around for the first time in ages. In my line. book you're way out of DEAR ANN LANDERS: Maybe you will figure this letter is too foolish to print but it is important to us kids, so please give it a second look. There is one girl in our crowd (we are all 14 and 15) who is really a good kid. But she has a habit of laughing very loud at just about anything that is said. Some of the things she laughs at aren't the least bit funny. When she talks, she laughs at the end of almost every sentence. Why does she do this? I mentioned it to my mother and she says one of her friends does the same thing. She can't figure it out either. Can you? THE QUESTIONER DEAR QUESTIONER: Sometimes people laugh because they are self-conscious. Laughter releases tension. On the case of your friend, and probably your mother's friend, too, the laughter may not have anything to do with humor. Once you understand this it makes "senseless" laughter easier to tolerate. DEAR ANN LANDERS: I'm a girl 18 who graduated from high school last spring. My father will send me to the local teacher's college if I want to go. I can't make up my mind. Please help. I started to go with this fellow five months ago. He is 26, and has three small children. His wife died last year. He's a very nice person and we get along well together, but I don't know if I am able to be a mother to his three children. They are all spoiled because their grandparents have catered to their every whim since their mother died. To be honest I think I'd have my hands full. My parents have not tried to influence me one way or the oth er. I think I am writing to you because I want you to tell me "DON'T MARRY HIM." Wha does this sound like to you? DON'T KNOW MY OWN MIND DEAR DON'T KNOW: "DON'T MARRY HIM." This is indeed what you want to hear, so I am telling you. Your lack of enthusiasm is pret ty obvious and the questions you raise are valid ones. If you wish to continue to see this man, along with others, I see no reason why you should not. But marriage 'a this time — no. i _______ To learn the booby-traps of teenage drinking, write for ANN LANDERS' booklet, "Teenage Drinking," enclosing with your request 20 cents in coin and a long, self-ad• dressed, stamped envelope. Ann Landers will be glad to help you with your problems. Send them to her in care of this newspaper enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope. © Publishers Newspaper Syndicate At YWCA High School Girls Are Offered A Chance for Community Service Participation in service projects is community offered to young women who register for a new 12-week series planned by the Young Women's Christian Association. The series open to girls in the ninth grade and high school, opens on Sept. 24, includes gym and swim, a party, and fellowship. A free introductory night is College Notes Gary R. Cooper, son of Mrs. Kenneth Powell of 645 Washington St., East Alton, has returned to Fort jHays State College in Kansas where he'will enter his third year as a physical education major. The student spent the summer with Mr. and Mrs. Powell. After completing summer courses at Southern Illinois University and Washington University, Donald Park, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Park of Walter Street, Godfrey, will leave Sunday for Tempe, Ariz. He will enroll as a junior student at Arizona State University there, The student attended Milllkin University for two years, and was on the dean's list for the spring semester. The Pinkowkis Mr. and Mrs. John J. Pinkowski of 3006 Burton St. were guests today at the wedding of Miss Gertrude Ann Hammond and Dr. Louis Wagner in Our Lady of Lourdes Church in University City. The Alton couple also attended the weddjng reception in G en Echo Country Club. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs John Joseph Hammond. Mrs. Hammond is Mrs. Pinkowski cousin. planned for Tuesday of next week. Girls will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. on that night for a free "sloppy Joe" party, will bring their suits, towel and cap for a free swim and gym period, and will hear an explanation of the program. Registration night will be held on Sept. 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Each girl will select one on Cooking Cues Don't let eggs you've shopping day sit Bands Break Up Gangs By VIVIAN BROWN AP Newsfeatures Writer NEW YORK ff — The theme song in one area of the Lower last Side could well be, "Those Steel Bands Are Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine," And they are, says Murray Narell, youth director of the Iducational Alliance, a community center on East Broadway. He s responsible for Introducing the drums to youths who form the lands. "It's, the greatest program ve ever encountered as a delinquency preventive project," ays Narell, youth worker for 15 years. Negro and Puerto *ican children have enormous denttfication with this type of music. We had tried just about everything In this area, But in hree years with the steel bands we've achieved a goal: there is no incipient gang warfare." Steel drum music originate^ in he 40s In Trinidad where it is called pan music. The drums are made from oil drums, the type used by the Navy. Youths in Narell's area do not dig Culture, he points out, so piano and violin training are waste of time. Narell put some /ouths on bongos but the interest didn't last. One day he took, a roup to hear a steel band per- ormance at a church. It clicked. Alter acquiring drums and a ew months of training, the boys were able to give minor performances. Three years ago Narell began the steel band program for the Educational • Alliance. "Ordinarily these youths don't lope to achieve anything great. They can't earn praise as students or athletes. But the drums have changed everything. They nave acceptance from adult audiences and adultation from teen-age girls. For the first time in their lives they are winning applause for accomplishment," he explains. Narell has from 12 to 19 bands operating, and could organize 50, the demand is that great. Each band has from five to eight youths in it. Trinidad's steel music originated — as sounds created by striking bent metal. Then the tops of discarded oil drums were manipulated to sound 30 notes and variables depending on the thickness of the metal. Some notes overlap in a band to cover nearly the fullrange of the piano The drums cost about $25 and the government of Trinidad ha? helped by giving the Alliance a full set. Last year Trinidad awarded a trip to the island to a winning member in a competi tion so that he could meet Trini dad's steel band, experts. The island will make a similar aware this year. The 11 to 17 year olds are so anxious to get in a band that service project from a tentative list which includes Easter Seal Center, Beverly Farms, Family Service and Visiting Nurse Association, and ai-ea nursing homes. An ice cream-soda party is scheduled, and bowling is optional at a slight fee. The plans YWCA for the also fall announces season of bought swim and , . fellowship around in your car all morning while you do other chores! To hold up, eggs need prompt refrigeration. Don't bake too many wafer-type cookies at a time and then you'll be able to remove them from the pans speedily before they harden. its eight-week Junior Hi Rec Nite series, opening Wednesday, Sept. 25. This series offers participation in "huddle groups" gym, a party and to junior YWCA members. The free introductory night for this series will be on Wednesday of next week from 5:30 to the community center can make some demands on them. Thus some of them are responding to routine and organization for the first time in their lives. "They must attend rehearsals regularly, be prompt, take in struotion from an, make group decisions on songs to be played and whether to play at a free performance. They must learn to share responsibility and carry heavy drums when necessary on trips." The aim of the Educational Alliance is to change negative behavior patterns to more.posi- tive ones, and the steel band program meets their objective. These youths serve others by playing at children's hospitals, psychiatric wards, institutions. They are paid for private parties. The $25 ito .$100 fee is split, half going to the Alliance to cover expenses, half to the band's fund group parties and trips. The Alliance is supported by the Federation of Jewish Phil anthropies and Mobilization for Youths. Though sectarian it ha; an open-door policy. Fifteen Chinese youths have a string quartet. There is judo, fencing orchestra, dramatic groups and regular visits to legitimate thea ters. But the greatest enthusiasm is for the steel drums, Nurel says. 6:30 p.m., Registration with night free party, program is set for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18. In beautiful LIVING COLOR — no more black and white ......... . COST? only V.5% more! smart wives know... the value of having a Budget and a Wedge Checking Account! Use the convenience of your Wedge Account to pay all your bills . . . LARGE or small. Your cancelled checks are positive proof that you paid your bills. ALTON BANKING & TRUST CO. "Ypur lull-service Wedge Untile" From Trinidad to Lower East Side—Lads practice on string bands, music that changes their lives in tenement area. County WCTU Re-Elects Officers; Hears Speaker Mrs. Russell Harris was re elected and installed president of :he Madison County Women's Christian Temperance Union dur- ng the group's fall convention Friday in First Church of God here. The Rev. R. E. George, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Hartford, was principal speaker of the day on the .opic, "Christ's Way," Iton Union was host to the event. Mrs. Harris and her corps of officers were installed by Mrs. William Gabriel, Those re-elected to serve with the president were Mrs. William Foulks, vice president; Mrs. Sophie Webb, corresponding secretaiy; Mrs;. L- L. Harrod, treasurer; and Mrs. Clarence Ash, recording secretary. Mrs. Harris presided at the day long meeting. Devotionals were led by the Rev. E. F. Brown, pastor of the host church; and Mrs. Ethel Walker. Luncheon was served by the host union. It was announced that the state convention will be conducted in Vandalia on Oct. 15 through 17. East Alton Club Thomas B. Samples, English nstructor of East Alton-Wooc River Community High School, will present a review of the book, "To Catch a Falling Spy," a satirical comedy by Bentley, as the program highlight at the Tuesday meeting of East Alton Woman's Club. The meeting, which will open the fall season of the club, will be held in the East Alton Savings & Loan Association building social, rooms and will begin at 7:45 p.m. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Russell Grable, 232 Penning Ave., Wood River, a daughter, 6 pounds, 12 ounces, 6:07 a.m., Saturday, Wood River Township Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. George Whitter, 1109 Hunters Court, a daughter, Debra Frances, 7 pounds and ounces, 3:54 a.m., Friday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer St. Peters, 221 Bowman Ave., East Alton, a daughter, Shelly Faye, .6 pounds, 7 ounces, 1:56 a.m., Friday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder children, Edward, 6, and Mark, 3. Mr. and Mrs. Gene T. King, 511 Notre Dame St., Edwards- vine, a son, 7 pounds, 3:02 p.m., Friday, Joseph's Hospital. Federation To Continue Club Awards A $50,000 awards program honoring women's clubs for oulstand- ng work in aid to education will he continued in the 1983 - 19B4 season for its second year, according o the General Federation of Women's Clubs and Shell Oil Company, co-sponsors. Mrs. Dexter Otis Arnold, president of the GFWC, said that the clubs thai won Hie 1963 awards— and the many others that were considered — enabled communities throughout the United States to improve schools, provide scholarships, aid in training teachers, and support education In other ways. "The nation's future is in its schools right now," she said, "and we are continuing these awards to encourage all our member clubs to continue their efforts in helping education." Two awards of $500 each are made in each state. One goes to the club with the best education program in a community of 10,)00 or more; the other, to the club with the best program in a rural area or community of less than 10,000. The cash awards, provided by Shell, are used by winning clubs to make their education programs even better. Illinois winning clubs in 1963 were the Chicago Woman's Ideal Club and the Onarga Woman's Club. Any federated women's club is eligible for the GFWC-Shell Oil Company Education award. Judging is done state by state. Judges are selected by the stale president and education chairman from prominent educators in the area. "SWASH-WASH" Open 24 Hours Daily V Seven Days Per Week "in the heart of Wilshiie" !••••••••••••••••••••••••*••••••• FAST, EXPERT DRY CLEANING DELUXE SHIRT SERVICE SHIRTS LAUNDERED TO CRISP PERFECTION STARCHED OR SOFT AS YOU PREFER ALTON FREE CASH Inquire at our Store. 4th and State Sis,, Downtown Alton :OUR ONLY LOCATION: FREE CASH! Inquire at OUR CALL OFFICE Elder child, Jeanne Lynn, 4. 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