Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 11, 1963 · Page 21
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 21

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 11, 1963
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TWENTY-TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1963 Dutch Elm Disease in Area Leaves Skeletons DEATH THROES This American elm appears to writhe in death Dutch elm disease and once the disease has progressed, agony as it awaits the saw that will cut it down from there is nothing that can be done. The city is remov- the Alton corner which it has shaded for more than a ing the trees as fast as workmen can get to the job. quarter century. The trees are being devasted by TOO LATE It would take a systematic, wide - spread program of spraying over several townships to bring the disease under control, says Dr. Gordon F. Moore, park board head. Spotty and irregular spraying does little or no good. It is already too late to save trees like this one at 5th and Market streets. Ray Schroeder Heads Chorus At Carrollton CARROLLTON — Ray Schroed r was elected president of Car- ollton Community Chorus at an rganization meeting held in con- ection with the resumption of re earsals Monday evening in the ublic library hall following a icnic supper at the city park. Other officers elected were Mrs lichard Reynolds, vice president (eil Carrico, treasurer, Mrs. Syl via Garner, secretary, and Mrs 'eter Steinacher, librarian. Thirty wo members were at rehearsa Monday evening. The Chorus is irected by Mrs. Neil Carrico and VTrs. Donald Langer is accom anist. Enters Barnes Hospital CARROLLTON.—Kenneth Rob nson of Kane, son of Mrs. Edith Robinson of this city, entered Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Sun day, where he will undergo ma or surgery for the second time his year. Leave lor College CARROLLTON.—Jerry Var.der and, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil iam Vandersand of this city and Kenneth Sturgeon, son o Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Sturgeon of Eldred, left during the week end for Starkville, Miss., to re ume their studies at Mississipp Hate University. To Attend Retreat CARROLLTON,—Mrs. Darwin lolens, wife of the Rev. Rolens pastor of First Baptist Church vill spend today and Thursdaj at the Baptist camp at Lake Springfield attending a state-wide minister's wives retreat. Bowling League Officers CARROLLTON—Leonard Thie: was elected president of the Mon day Night Bowling League at a organization meeting of the team Monday evening at the local bow! NONE CAN BE SAVED Of. the some 8,700 trees on city property in Alton, nearly one-quarter are American elms, park officials say. Chinese elms and European elms have more resistance to the disease but it strikes the American elm hardest. This American elm at 601 State Street will never see another summer. John W. Allen Writes: 'Still Sits Schoolhouse By Road...' at Few Spots By JOHN W. ALLEN Southern Illinois University A school day poem began with 'Still sits the sehoolhouse by the road, a ragged beggar sunning." A scant few of them still do. People may speak of vanishing institutions. Concerning the country school perhaps it would be better to say "vanished." Here and there one finds an occasional rural school building that has been converted to a farmer's storage space or into a residence. Some others, beyond all usefulness, remain, with windows and doors gone, walls warped and roofs sag ging, surrounded by weeds, briars and bushes. They are almost ghostly. To younger persons they are simply little buildings well on their way toward disappearance. To oldsters, who attended school in one of them, they arouse more than a casual interest. They call to mind a departed way of life. Some will recall them as the ending place of mile-long morning plods over muddy or dusty roads. This was through fair or foul weather, winter and summer but mostly winter, for school seldom 'kept' in summer. It Was Busy Day The trip to school began early enough to be there by 8 a.m. The start of the homeward trip began about 25 recitations later. It was a busy day. Ages ranged from the five-year- olds, who somehow managed to get started, to those as much as 20 years old. It was a motley bunch. At one time Hardscrabble had an enrollment of 81 such pupils, enough boys to form two baseball teams that played in the corner of Mr. Pemberton's pas ture beyond the roadway and rail fence. The noonday recess was rnucn like a picnic. Less hardy souls ate their lunch, called dinner, at their desks in the schoolroom. The more rugged went outside, eating in the coalhouse, after its coming, and against the ricks of firewood, before coal came. Others ate alongside the sehoolhouse 01 in the shelter of a rail fence corner. These living within a hall mile often went loping home to lunch. Perhaps that accounts for A HAZARD NEXT YEAR Dr. Moore says that the park board this at 3215 Brown Street, which need only has enough money now to take lo be taken down limb by limb because care of the present backlog of trees they can't be felled whole, will be daii- whlch need to come down. In the mean- gerous to remove if they are left until time, others wil[ be dying. Trees like next ^year. Greene 4-H Rally Staged at White Hall CARROLLTON.-One and fifty 4-H Club members,, their parents and leaders at-j tended the Greene County 4-H| Club ralJy Monday evening at Lions Club Park in White Hall i The program was sponsored! by the Greene County 4-H federation Council and was con-j ducted by Rosy Prough, Demi, Barnett, Barbara Bowman, Christine Cilmore, Colleen Henry, Sandra Albrecht, Mary Jane Albrecht, Joanne Frank, Linda Ballard, Larry Mears, Joe Hopkins, Sherry Koontz and Robert Goeddey. Marketing Signs CARROLLTON.—Two signs to promote the use of meat, milk, eKK«, fi'uil and poultry WML' erected in Greene County Mon-j day by Kenneth Haims, direrlor] of organization f 1 "' the Greene' County Farm Bureau. One was creeled on Alternate Jlte. 67 .south of Kane and the other on] Hte. 67 north of Kockbrldge. Thej signs are sponsored by Greene County Farm Bureau Marketing Committee. Hospital Notes CARROLLTON.—Mrs. Barbara driswold of Hockbridgc entered Boyd Memorial Hospital Monday for surgery. Entering as medical patients were Michael Johnson of Jei'seyville, and Leo Ral ston of Palmyra. Jeff Becker of Normal was admitted Tuesday as a medical patient. Charles Book of Carrollton was dismissed Tuesday. 66 & in TR 6 9636^ ORIVI-INSl CAPRI UIO ST IOUIS RD Cl 4 7114 NOW Thru TUES. STEVE JAMES RICHARD MCQUEEN GARNER ATIENBOROUGIJ PLUS VINCENT PRICE iliari 4»ii ii iiiiifliiiaii COLOR NOW SHOW1NGI THRILLS and SPILLS! Wild and Wicked! "MOTORCYCLE GANG" Car-Cruzy! Speed Crazy! "DRAGSTRIP GIRL" DUSK to DAWN ' SHOWI FRI & SAT. ' 4 EXCITING I FEATURES r I I . PLUS "BIO SUHPK1SE" . • Ol'liN 7:WI — Si ART DUSK. the best miler I ever knew. Were Social Centers Schools served as social and cultural centers. They were used for church services, for the Farmers' Union, and for polling places at election time. Strolling entertainers with their magic lanterns, a new phonograph, and bits of magic came along. Singing schools and even writing schools offered night classes on a subscription basis. School life was not always an unrelenting grind. Friday afternoons sometimes were given over to ciphering and spelling matches, to recitations, declamations, songs and dialogues. In ciphering and spelling matches, pupils vied with each other to see who was best. Friday nights often saw the meetings of a Literary Society. Adults of the community regularly came to these and occasionally took part. At these meeting! "essays" were written and presented. There were readings and recitations that ranged from the definitely tear-jerking variety to those thunderously commanding. Loud, Anyway One boy .tried valiantly, in a squeaky adolescent voice, to literally shake the walls with Shakespeare's lines saying, "Friends, Romans and countrymen, lend me your ears" (he might have said 'years'). Ten years later this same boy heard one of the world's great actors say the same words. Only then did he understand. Another feature of those Liter ary Society meetings was the presentation of a "paper" that, car- ried a full stock of wise crack and jokes aimed at the mor prominent of the younger set. A debate, with question state and participants chosen well in ac vance, often closed the program Two favorite subjects are remem bered. One was, "Resolved: Tha pursuit yields more pleasure tha possession." The other, "Resolved That the American Indian ha been mistreated." Having at dif ferent times advocated and op posed both subjects, confusion sti reigns. When a visiting school partic pated in a Friday night program it naturally was more exciting Then there was the always we come last day of school with i' round of speeches and inevitab leave-taking. The country school has faller into decay. Its blackboards are gone from the walls. The teach er's desk and richly carved pupils desks are broken. Shelves for the dinner pails and rows of nails foi coats and caps have disappeared No switches or pointers are lefi on their racks. About all that re mains is the steadily diminish ing stock of oldsters' memories. Were those days as pleasant as the stored memories or is it thai only pleasant memories are stored? Shackelf ord Reunion At Carrollton Park CARROLLTOM - Descendants f the late Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Shackelford met Sunday at Car- ollton city park for their 31st annual reunion and picnic dinner. There were 55 members of the amily present. Rufus Graves, 85, of Carrollton vas the oldest person present and he youngest was Jimmy Lehr, 0 months old. The committee in charge of planning for the reunion next year s composed of Mike Graves, Mrs. W. L. Hall and Elmer Lehr. Shipman Girl, 14, Honored at Party SHIPMAN.—Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Huddleston entertained Saturday night with a wiener roast In observance of the 14th birthday of their daughter, Paula. Guests were Mrs. Minnie Hughes of Plainview, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Kahl, and Dianne and Jean; W. S. Huddleston, Julie Huddleston, Mrs. Edith Thomae, Kathy Johnson, Shirley Pitman and JoAnn Slampe. ROXANA, ILL. AIR-CONDITIONED THURS.-FRI.-SAT. Continuous from 7 p.m. Sunday Continuous from 1 p.m. No Parking Problems Ph. 254-6613 or 254-7271 THURS..FRI.-SAT.-SUN. Bob Hope, Anita Ekberg Edle Adams "CALL ME BWANA" Color 9:12 Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens Del Moore "The Nutty Professor" Color 7:20 Selected Shorts TAIPEI—Foreign business men plan a world selling tour. ing alley. Ben Lake was elected secretary and treasurer. PROFESSIONAL MOTORCYCLE RACES 3 -ff Half Mile Flat Track American Legion Park Jerseyvllle, 111. SUNDAY, SEPT. 15 1 p.m. Time Trials 2 p.m. Races Start At Howland Island in the mid- Pacific, a 20 - foot stone lighthouse is inscribed "Amelia Earhart Light. 1937." It was built in memory of Amelia Earhart, on the island which was her intended destination on her last flight, in 1937. ^«lfST00|« «5i«two^| fS> Starts... ^\ V^ T/MkllTC «_„ 1 IA/...I. 2ND HIT Starts... TONITE for 1 Week TARLIGHT ? COLLEGE AVENUE, ALTON, ILL. OPENS AT 7:00 Color Curloons — free 1'Uiynruund — Children Admitted Free Open 6:45—Start 7 p.m. Admission Thurs., Sat., Sun. Adults 60c—Kiddies 25c Admission Friday Only Adults 70C—Kiddies 35c Matinee Sat., and Sun. THURS. 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