Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 18, 1963 · Page 9
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 9

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 18, 1963
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAOE NINE At Dinner Party Four Wood River Couples Celebrate Anniversaries WOOD RIVER — Four couples celebrated their 49th wedding anniversaries Tuesday with a noon dinner party in the Colonial Room of Day's Restaurant, Carrollton, and a sodal afternoon in the Mahana hflftie in Jerseyville. Observing the date Were; Mr. and Mrs. Riley Hefner, 424 W. Missouri, Cottage Mis; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cooper, Kane; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Mahana, Jerseyville; and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kirchner, 655 Lorena Ave., all of whom were married in the fall of 1914. Special guests of the day Were Mr. and Mrs. Chelsea Kennedy, Alton, who were observing their 43rd anniversary. The five men are all retirees of the Wood River plant of Standard Oil Co. (now American Oil) and accumulated a total of more than 188 years of service to the company. Kirchner has the distinction of being the eldest member of the quintet celebrating his 74th birthday Tuesday. He is also the senior citizen of the group in years of service to American Oil with a total of 38 years and five days, starting work at the local plant in 1916 when the pay rate was only 25 cents an hour. The four anniversary couples have been friends for about 35 years, Kirchner stated, and get together every two weeks to play cards from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. interrupting their pinochle sessions only long enough for a pot luck dinner at noon. "We are making plans for a combined celebration of our golden wedding anniversaries next fall, he stated. Hamel Club Women Hear Mrs. Orr HAMEL — Mrs. Eldon Orr, membership chairman of the Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs, was guest speaker at the September meeting of the Hamel Community Women's Club Monday evening in the Hamel Park Building. Mrs. Shirley Mulach reported the club collected $69.75 from residents of Hamel for the county museum. Refreshments were served by Mrs. Elsie Steinman. The next meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 21. Lutheran Note* HAMEL — Members of th« Walther League met Tuesday evening. The topic was given by Lester Altevogt and Warren Lueker. The Parent-Teacher League will meet this, evening at 7:30. Alton Box Board Processes Shown A film, '/"Hie Alton Story" depicting manufacturing activities at Alton Boxboard Co. was shown at a meeting Tuesday of the Alton Kiwanis Club at the Mineral Springs Hotel. Among scenes shown were timber stands maintained by the company in several states, production of carton ..and container board here, printing of cartons in as many as five- colors is done on boxes which are seen later under many famous brands in food stores; appliance shops and retail outlets of all kinds. Machinery to fold the boxes is designed «nd created at Alton, also, and is shipped to the customer's own plant. Kane Ag 4-H Club To Meet Monday KANE — The Kane Busy Beavers Agricultural Club will hold its first meeting Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church- Children 10 years old by July 1, 1964, are eligible to join. Home Unit to Meet KANE — The Kane unti of the Greene County Homemakers Extension will mee( Thursday night at 7:30 at Mrs. Kenneth Cory's home. ' t • Attend Seminar KANE — Mrs. J. H. Wehrly Jr., Mrs. S. F, Wehrly, Mrs. Kieth Darr, Mrs. Kenneth Darr, Mrs. Harold Marshal, Mrs. Curtis Pregler and Wr,s. Kenneth Cory attended a WSCS seminar Tuesday at the Godfrey Methodist Church. Kane Notes KANE — A. J. Medendorp returned to Chicago Monday after spending a few days with his son- in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J/-H. Wehrly Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Berkley Vancil and Jtyr. and Mrs.,George Vancil and jt%mOy |»ve returned home from ft two-weeks visit with relatives in California. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Gary and daughter, Judy, were Sunday dinner guest* of Mr, and Mrs David Cary of Plttsfleld. Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Allen visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs, Clarence Cope in Godfrey. . Tax Net* Millions Illinois cigarette tax collections for July, 1963 amounted to $5, 243,876. For the month of August 1963 they totaled tf.003,776, Harry L. Hulman, director ol the state's department of revenue. Cutting of Kilmer Oak Under Way NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -Under gloomy skies and lightly falling rain, dismantlers began bringing down the majestic Kilmer oak today. Workmen took down the small picket fence around the stately white oak and minutes later their chain saws were biting into the lower limbs of the tree that, according to some estimates, took root on the Rutgers University site 300 years ago. Famous for the legend that it inspired poet Joyce Kilmer to write the oft-quoted 12-line poem Trees," and still admired for its stately beauty, the tree sue cumbed after two years of unsuccessful treatment to keep it alive. The dismantling is a day-long job — not a quick felling with an ax, but a limb-by-limb and trunk section-by-trunk section whittling down of the 68-foot-high oak. In maturity, its branch spread was a near-perfectly symmetrical 108 feet and its trunk 54 inches thick. Wood River Jaycees to Support Bond Issue WOOD RIVER — Members of :he Wood River Township Junior Chamber of Commerce Monday voted to support passage of the .ownship sanitary district sewer x>nd issue to be voted on for Rosewood Heights and Cottage Hills Sept. 28. The Jaycees also agreed to conduct a "get-out-the-vote" campaign in conjunction with the elec- :ion. Carroll Carr was named "Jaycee of the Month" during the meeting. Windows Broken WOOD RIVER — Dewey Hayden of 108 E. Lorena Ave., told police Tuesday that two window panes in his home had been shot out with a BB gun. In a second vandalism report Tuesday, H. C. Cloninger of 301 Douglas St., East Alton, told police that; his car had been damaged by a rock thrown in the area of Fifth and Ferguson Streets. He said several children were throwing the rocks and that one dented his car near a rear window. Auxiliary Meets WOOD RIVER - The American Legion Auxiliary voted to purchase an exhaust fan for the CHECKING THE DAILY RESULTS Three team captains of the Alton- Wood River Area United Fund advance gift division tabulate their team's totals today at the UF office. Checking the reports are, from the left, William Yontz, Sid Cahoon and John Dippel. This is the third day of the advance gifts division. Pre-Election Sewer Meet Set Tonight Proponents of the sewer system for Rosewood Heights, Forest Homes, and Cottage Hills will meet tonight to discuss the election scheduled Sept. 28, and have invited opponents to voice their opinions. With proponents and opponents present there was a chance that a debate might develop. The meeting will be conducted at St. Kevin's Catholic Church at 8:15 p.m. The election, a week from Saturday, will be the third concerning the establishment of a sewer district. The first proposed the formation of the district, the second for approving $900,000 in general obligation bonds, and the third will be for approving $2,100,000 in revenue bonds. If approved, the revenue bonds would be paid by users at the rate of $3.30 per month with $1.35 per month for operational expenses, making a total of $4.65. Groups approving establishment of the sewer system are the State Department of Public Health, Central Trades and Labor Assembly, Wood River Township Chamber of Commerce, Wood River Township Jaycees, and the Rose- kitchen of the Legion hall, and to investigate the cost of remodeling the room, at the Monday meeting in the hall. Mrs. Ross Davidson, Mrs. Roy Hausman and Mrs. Roy Edwards were appointed as a committee to obtain estimates on the remodeling work. Foster PTA OKs Budget FOSTERBURG — The Fosterburg PTA held its first meeting of the year Tuesday night. A potluck dinner preceeded the meeting. During the business meeting, members approved a budget of $385 for the year. Charles Rayborn, principal, introduced faculty members to the parents and spoke on curtailments, study habits of children, and attendance and punctuality. Booklets and study aids pur chased by the PTA and mothers club were on display for parents inspection. Colombian Guerrilla Leader Shot to Death BOGOTA, Colombia (AP)-Roberto Gonzalez Prieto, who boasted he was organizing peasants as Castro-type guerrillas, has been killed in his mountain hideout. Prieto and another member of his gang were shot to death by troops Monday in west-central Colombia, where he'has been operating since returning from Cuba. Two other gangsters were captured. Troops were led to the hideout by informers. DUVioMect The Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday at the home of Mrs. Francis Conlee, 619 Washington Ave. A regular business meeting will be conducted but no potluck lunch wil 1 be served. MADRID — Cardboard wholesalers in Spain are concerned at the drop in export trade. State Car Stolen at Bethalto BETHALTO — An automobile belonging to the State of Illinois, Department of Public Works, was stolen sometime Tuesday night in front of the driver's home in Bethalto. Marion Norris, 311 Lincoln St., parked the auto Tuesday evening and when he went to get it this morning — the auto was gone. The blue sedan has "State of Illinois" written below the window on each door and on the left door there is a Public Works decal. Chief of Police Clyde Tisdel reported the matter to Illinois State Police, who has radioed the information, concerning the car, throughout the state. Band Boosters to Meet at Bunker Hill BUNKER HILL — The B a n d Boosters will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the music room of the school. Parents having children in the band are urged to attend and meet the new band instructor, Larry Neeman. Underwent Surgery BUNKER HILL — L. S. Cagle underwent major surgery M o n- day morning at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis. His condition is reported as satisfactory. Welch Reunion BUNKER HILL — The Welch family reunion was held Sunday at the Westerner Club with over fifty in attendance. PARIS—Two firms, one French one British, have combined to produce an airliner. wood Heights Improvement Assn. I Beginning tonight the Jaycees and improvement association will send sound cars through the Rosewood Heights area informing voters of the election. . AT GIBSON Jewelry & Gift LOWEST PRICES ON: Six Diamond Ring Set $69.50 Typewriters, Precision built $59.50 Keystone Movie Camera $39.50 Bulova 17 Jewel Watches $29.50 Sewing Machines $59.50 Stainless Steel Silverware (70 pcs.) $17.85 2 PC. Gold Wedding Bands $14.75 and hundreds of ether choice items! STOP IN TOMORROW Open an easy payment account or add to your present Gibson Furniture Account JEWELRY AND GIFT CENTER ACROSS FROM GIBSON FURNITURE 408 E. BROADWAY 465-4477 ALTON SAVE AT GIBSON'S—ON THIS ATTRACTIVE BEDROOM GROUP!! OPEN MON., THURS. & FRI. UNTIL 9 P.M. NEW MODERN DESIGN LONG-LAST ING DURABLE FINISH SIX-DRAWER DOUBLE DRESSER—54" WIDE * LARGE TILTING, BEVELED MIRROR (Shadow-Box at* Shown Slightly Higher.) FULL SIZE BOOKCASE BED—ALL STEEL RAILS FOUR-DRAWER CHEST—43" HIGH FREE STORESIDE PARKING CMERR/ And<5OLTZ 417 I. IROADWAY JUST WEST OP THE BRIDGE 465-5541 FRONT TO REAR: Fleelside pickup, 60 Series stake, chassis-cab with utility body, T80 tilt cab model. A new '64 Chevrolet is a lot more truck than your money bought the last time. Bodies, cabs, engines, frames, suspensions—all have been improved to give you more value for practically the same investment. Let us bring one over to show you why Chevrolet's the truck to put your money on. CHEVROLET QUALITY TRUCKS COST LESS Telephone your Chevrolet dealer about any type of truck Authorised Chevrolet Dealer jn Alton REILLEY BROS., Inc. 912 E. Broadway Phone; 465*7787 in Wood River ALBRECHT CHEVROLET, INO. 222 Edwqrdsvllle Road. Phone: 254-0614 f\

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