Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 18, 1963 · Page 5
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 5

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 18, 1963
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE FIVE John Allen Writes: Presbyterian Church Came To State in Steamboat Era By JOHN W. ALLEN Southern Illinois University One day in late December, 1811, two recorded incidents, out of the ordinary and disconnected, oc- urred at a place then called Fiddlers Green. This strange place name had been given in 1800 to a spot on the Ohio River by an itinerant schoolmaster named Pittulo. The place must have appealed to the wandering teacher, at least enough so that he paused to teach a subscription school for which he was paid mostly in pelts. These were shipped downriver to New Orleans to market. To add to his meager salary, Pittulo grew vegetables for sale to passing flalboatmen. In time Fiddlers Green shed its first strange name and was alternately called Lusk's Ferry or Lusk's Tavern. Before many years a village was laid out and called Sarahville, named for the wife of its promoter. A marker on the courthouse grounds tells something about the lady. Quick Switch After another short interval, for some reasons not explained the young village was resurvey ed and given the name of Corinth, "in the stead of Sarahville.' This name, held by the village less than a week, was changec to the present one of Golconda "in the stead of Corinth." The :o\vn's present name, about its sixth one, is borrowed from i tabled city in far away India. One may reasonably assume that olconda will be its permanent listing, at least it has held for about 150 years. Thus Fiddlers reen of 1800 is Golconda of 1963. One of the events alluded to was the arrival of a steamboat, the first steamer to invade the western waters, and thereby usher in the glorious steamboat age. The second incident re ferred to was the arrival of a Presbyterial minister, the Rev. Mr. James MacGready who had come from the region of Cumberland Gap by way of the Wilderness Road. He said he was traveling for "observation and opportunity." The arrival, of a minister in the community was of significance. A number of persons were pleased to have him and urged that he stay and preach for them. He did so. Home of Ann Rutledge After a short stay in the vicinity of the ferry, MacGready moved along to the locality of pros enl-day Enfield where he found several Presbyterian families he had known before they came to Illinois. Among these were the families of two Rutledge brothers. In the family of one of these was a daughter Ann, whose name was later to be associated in romance with that of Abraham Lincoln. WE DO OUR OWN FINANCING AT SLACK FURNITURE and APPLIANCE CO. 203 W. Third St.—Downtown Alton Long Terms—Many, Many Months to Pay! FORTY ODD By Peg Bracken and Rod Lull The Rev. Mr. MacGready's work in the vicinity of Enfield resulted in the establishmenl here of a Presbyterian church. he first organized group of that aith in Illinois. A short time la- er, apparently the results o t MacGready's stay in the Golcon da vicinity, a second Presbyter an church was formed there When Old Sharon Church at En ield ceased to function, the one at Golconda became and remains the oldest operating one of its [aith in the state. The church at Golconda was brmed under th direction of Na- .han V. Darrow, V.C.M., "Mis sionary from Connecticut." This vas "on the Lord's Day, the 24th of this month (October 1819). This church was formed by f persons making Confession and Covenant." The building now in use by the Golconda congrega tion was built in 18R9. Uipld Practices Records of these and other ear- jy churches Indicate that church discipline and practices were somewhat rigid. The minute books of another Pope County church (Baptist) support this conclusion. In order to become a member of this church it was necessary that the prospective member subscribe to the following "Articles of Confession," the interpretation of which often aroused sharp arguments. 1. The New Testament is t h e only safe guide of conduct. 2. There is only one true God. 3. All people are fallen and depraved. 4. All salvation, regeneration sanctification, resurrection, ascension and intercession come from the death, resurrection, ascension and intercession of Christ. 5. One who endures to the end is saved. 6. Punishment of the wicked is eternal. 7. Communion is only by those baptised by immersion. 8. The sanctity of Sunday, the first day of the week, is affirmed 9. There is to be a resurrection of the body. 10. All should be tender and affectionate, one toward another. Their "Rules of Decorum,' eight in number, adopted to regu- "If your pension plan is so good, why haven't YOU taken advantage of it before this!" Moro Cub Scouts To Collect Paper MORO — Cub Scouts will collect paper Saturday. Those who cannot deliver paper to the col lection truck may have it bundled in a convenient place for pick-up. Injures Leg MORO — Richard Helmkamp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Helmcamp, received painful injuries to lis right ankle when he jumped from a tractor at the Helmkamp Brothers place of business. He was taken to Alton Memorial Hospital where his leg was placed n a walking cast. There was no fracture, but torn cartilage and sprain. Return to College MORO — Kent Wildman left Monday for Nashville, Tenn. where he has enrolled as a freshman at David Lipscomb College Joe Bolin will continue his stud es at the St. Louis School of 'harmacy, St. Louis. Miss Mary Bolin and Lyndel lelmkamp have enrolled at South- rn Illinois University, Alton Cener. A space-age chess set has ihanged pawns to rockets, rooks o radar towers, knights to space satellites, bishops to intercontin nental missiles, the queen to ; space ship and the king to a space station. late the conduction of their busi ness sessions were brief and rather pointed: 1. All meetings are to be open ed and' closed by prayer. 2 Only one person may spent at a time. 3. One must not interrupt th speaker. 4. The speaker must adhere t the subject. 5. No one may speak more tha three times on any one subject 6. There must be no whispei ing or laughing. 1. Members must be addressed as "brother" or "brethren." (Sister not mentioned.) • 8. No one may absent himself without permission of the moderator. Moro Club Women to Meet Friday MORO — Moro Womnn's Community Cluh will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Moro Presbyterian Church. The program will he on youth. The Moro Merry Maids 4-H CHfb will present a skit. Hostesses will he Mrs. Rudy Becker, Mrs. Paul Lowenstein, Mrs. Homer Klein and Mrs. Maurice Dorsey. Cemetery Association To Meet at Moro MORO — The annual meeting of the Moro Cemetery Association will be held at the Presbyterian Church on Monday at 7:30 p.m. P.N.HIRSCH&CO J & A Springman HAS ALL KINDS OF PRE FINISHED PANELING SEE RED TAGS FOR CLOSE-OUT SPECIALS! SMITH ALSOP ANNUAL ONE CENT This week only! This is our annual laundry sales campaign. And we're out to break all previous sales records. That means special values for you on new Frigidaire Washers and Dryers. Get in early for best selection! SALE ENDS SATURDAY, SEPT. 21ST! Including Washable Wallpaper A large selection of beautiful patterns, selling regularly at 42c to $1.89 per single roll. Now! You buy one roll at regular price which entitles you to another roll for ONLY Ic. Border and ceiling, if wanted, at regular prices. Sale includes patterns from several reputable lines. TWO Rolls for the price of ONE Plus 1 / Bring in Your Room Dimensions for Estimates BIRGE FULL WALL Trimmed and Pasted— Ready-to-Hang 14' to 16' Widths Regularly $32.00 to $39.50 Per Mural SALE PRICE MURALS J1O95 Each IMPERIAL Fabric Wallcovering and Jean McLain 1963 Patterns Regular $2.95 to $3.65 per single roll DURING SALE HEADQUARTERS FOR ARTISTS' SUPPLIES! Emily Einfeldt, well-known Portrait Artist, will conduct classes in Pastel Portraits in the Smith-Alsop Store in Eastgate beginning October 2nd. Register now for afternoon and evening classes, For information call 254-3623. GIANT 12-lB. B 1 "' Model WCDA-64 4 colors or white LAUNDRY WEEK LOW PRICE! NEW! 1964 FRIGIDAIRE 2-SPEED WASHER • Just-right washing care for regulars —and for delicates, Wash and Wears. • Fresh running water rinses. • Automatic lint disposal. • Dry, dry spin! SWEATERS . . . with a casual air. So-anywhere Cardigans and Slipover*. Choose from bulkies and flat knits in the newest fall fabrics, styles and colors. Novelties and classics. Sizes 34 to 40. 2.99 ,. 8.99 Also . . . Imported Italian Wool .Sweaters in sizes 34 to 40 I0 98TO 14 98 STRETCH PANTS . .. they'll slim you and thin you! Newest in casual sportswear. Choose from stretch Denims or Rayon and Nylon blends. New fall colors of black, olive or blue. Sizes 10 to 16. 5.99 » 8.98 easy terms With Trade EVERY FRIGIDAIRE WASHER GIVES YOU ACTION ZONE WASHING! All clothes circulate under water—in the ACT|(£N ZONE—where detergent, water and famous 3-#ing Agitator combine to get every piece clean! 1963 FRIGIDAIRE WASHER and DRYER SPECIAL FOR THE Model \VUA-68 — Model DDA-63 * With Trade SMITH USOPJ SMITH-ALSOP PAINT and WALLPAPER COMPANY 22 Eastgate Plaza Open 9 a.m. to 9p.m. Dial 254-3623 • Actually does a better job in just 12 minutes than old-fashioned overnight washtub soak. • Fresh running water rinses get clothes extra fresh. • No lint traps to clean. Lint and scum overflow down the drain and clean away. ENJOY A NEW FRIGSOAIRE! MOST POPULAR FRIGIDAIRE 2-DOOR • Giant 100-lb. freezerl • Automatic defrosting refrigerator section. • Twin produce Hydrators. • Deep-shelf storage door! With Trade BLOUSES Variety is the spice of life in your blouse wardrobe and you'll find HIRSCH stores have a large variety of classic long sleeve blouses for all occasions. Sports. Dress. Work. Variety of color styles including button down, high boy roll and Peter Pan. Sizes 32 to 38. 1.99,o 2.99 CAPRIS Capris that are impeccably tailored to be a basic in your sports wardrobe. Choose in Cottons and Corduroy from either solid fall colors or smart plaids. Sizes 8 to 20 and 32 to 36. 2.99 » 5.99 Shop Kir.SSH & GO. MOM rot-ma 13.24 cu. ft. 258 4 color* or white! "ACROSS FROM GERMAN/A BLDG." & Open Moil. Frl. 'Ill 9 P.M. Open Mou. & Frl. 'til 0 P.M. HLTOn REFRIEiERHIIDn CO. 5 SO E. Broadway Dial 465-7721 SLACK SETS Firm, full-bodied knits of cotton or wool. Smart two- piece sets of print tops and solid color pants. You'll look your best in a HIRSCH knit set! Sizes 8 to 16. 5.99 , 10.98 KNITS DRESSES-SUITS Much dash . little cash and you'll have the outfit for day-time or date-time in these double knit orlons or wools. Choose from smart two and three piece sets. All new fall solid colors with contrast trim. Sizes 7 to 18. 6.99 ,o 16.98 OH YES! We hqve the accessories lor your Fall Sportswear Outfits including the all new Stadium Boots! L7se your HIRSCH Charge or Open An Account Now/ FIVE BIG STORES Downtown Alton Monday and Friday 'til 9 p.m. Other Days 8 to 5 p.m. Alton Plaia Open Monday and Friday 'til 9. Other Days 9 to 5:30 North Alton Open Kvery Night 'til 9 p.m. Saturday 'til 5:30 Wilshlre Village OPEN KVKKY NIGHT 'TIL 9 P.M. Downtown Wood River Open Friday Night 'til 9. Other Daya 'til 5:30

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