Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 3, 1950 · Page 8
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 8

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1980 'ALTON £YEN I NO TELEGRAPH Grands Elect MM, Effie Cope Named President Jersey Past _ \Elmer Cummings, Jerseyvitte, Traps 12th Mink of Season JtSftSEYVILLE,' Jan. 3. (Special) —The Past Noble Grand club of the. Ruby RebekAh lodge elected offleeri lor the coming year at Its meeting Thursday evening at the home of Mrs, Emma Overy and Miss Joiephlne Tuetken. : Mrs. fiffle Cope was elected president: Mrs. Mabel Sprlngman, vice president; Miss Daisy Barry, secretary; Miss Edith Catt, Treasurer; Mrs. Ruth Randolph, press correspondent'. Mrs. Genevleve MartMft Is retiring president. The annual Christmas party of the club was enjoyed following the huslnVM meeting. Assisting Mrs. Overy and Miss Tuetken In the arrangements were Misses Thelma and Dorothy Westerhold, Miss Edith Catt, Mrs. Genevleve Marsden, and Mrs. Marie Rohlfing. A buffet supper was served at 6:30 p. m. and the Christmas theme was used, in the decorations. Small trees, Christmas greens, and red candles furnished the adornment for the table. A large white Christmas tree with red ornaments stood In the living room and a second tree, with varl-colored decorations was In the dining room. Christmas carols were sung with Mrs. Leola Coonrod as accompanist. The sunshine friends exchanged their last gifts for the year and names were then revealed. Members of the club will entertain their husbands at the annual banquet scheduled for Jan. 27 in the Rcbekah clubrooms. Holiday Guests at Noble Home JERSEYVILLE. — Mr. and Mrs. Jay M. Noble and daughter, Miss Melba, had as holiday guests Mr. and Mrs. Russell Little, Springfield, and their daughter, Miss Norm» Little, who is attending Illinois State Normal University, Normal, 111., and Mr. and Mrs. Otha Kirchner, Maplewood, Mo. Jersey Department Called to Auto Fire JERSEYVILLE, Jan. 3. (Special) —The Jerseyville fire department was called to fight an automobile fire on West Pearl street about 6 p. m., Friday. Miss Donna Frost of this city was driver of the car, which caught on fire when the vehicle was near the John Wesley Grocery. John Wesley seized a fire extinguisher in his store and had the fire out by the time the department arrived. Mrs. Lynn Honored JERSEYVILLE. — Mrs. Francis Lynn, Denver, Colo., a rectnt bride, was honored at a miscellaneous shower given Thursday eve ning by her sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ernest Kanllakan and Mrs. Ed Snow at the latter's home on Goodrich street. Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Lynn was Miss Gertrude Kanllakan, Danver, Colo., formerly of Jerseyville. The party colors were pink and white and a Christmas tree in these shades centered the refreshment table. Bunco was played and prizes awarded to Mrs. Lynn, Miss Anna Marie Murphy, and Miss Dorothy Allen. Miss Allen was also recipient of the prize for excellence in a quiz game. . Twenty guests were present, Mrs. Wallace Leigh, Alton, 'being an out-of-town guest. Observe* Birthday JERSEYVILLE.—The first, birthday of Mary Kay Green, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Green jr., celebrated Thursday, was observed at a 6 o'clock dinner at the home of her patents. A birthday cake centered the table and the young honoree was recipient of many gifts. Six grandparents of 'the little girl were present, including two great grandmothers, Mrs. Flora Watts of Alton, and Mrs. Rose Huff of Jerseyville; and four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Green sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Heltzig sr., of Jerseyville. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Max Novak and daughter, Judy, Miss Rosemary Green and Stuart Ka dell of Jerseyville. Tihursi Family Moves to Staunton JERSEYVILLE — Mr. and Mrs Ray Tiburzl and family move< Saturday to Staunton, where they have purchased a home and wil establish their residence, Guests at Randolph Home JERSEYVILLE — Mr. and Mrs Perry O. Randolph .had as guests during the holidays, Mrs. M. N BeDell and son, Tommy, Mrs. Fret Smalley and son, Bill, Alton; Mrs. O. T. Purl, Champaign; Miss Ver na Laux, Elgin, and Miss Louise Laux, St. Louis. JERSEYVILLE, Jan, 3. (Sfiectal) Elmer Cummlnus, J<r*eyvifle, Is etting the pace this season for lo- al mink trappers. Me eatight his welfth mink of the season early Saturday morning. Cummlngs reported that his atch of mink this season consists of 12 pairs, six males and six females. The mink caught Saturday morning was a female. "I have not tried to catch other ur this season," Gumming* said. 1 have concentrated only on mink, or its fur Is the only 'kind In which here Is any money. I received rom $14 to $18 for, the females hat I caught, this season and have •ecelved from $24 to $2(5 for the males." Other local trappers report they have not found mink so plentiful as last season and during 1947. Trappers contacted thus far reveal their seasonal catch is far below that reported here Saturday afternoon by Cummings. A survey reveal* there are only about 25 percent as many trappers running lines in this county as during the 1948 season. The low price for all but mink pelts Is one of the chief causes. Another is the limit on traps 'that may be operated under the new Illinois trapping regulations. A further checkup reveals (hat of the trappers listed In the locality this season, most of thorn are land owners who are trapping to keep down top heavy Inru'tvieg In the number of foxes anrt other predators. New. Stamp hme Awakens Interest in Jersey Banking Wheat Straw Scarce hem In Jersey Co. JERSEYVILLE, Jan. 3, (Special! —Common wheat straw is a scarce tern In the Jersey county vicinity, according to local dairymen and Ivestock raisers who use the commodity in large quantities. Some dairymen have been buy- ng baled stubble clover and using t for-bedding. One dairyman reported that his cattle liked the combination of red clover and wheat stubble as beddlng.tnd went so far as to eat most of their -bedding. Prices of common wheat, and oats straw have risen until they are approximately the same as that of lay. Some livestock raisers are buying the hay and using It for jeddlng when they cannot obtain the" clean, bright type of wheat straw. The advent of the combine has made the old fashioned strawstack, which used to dot the rural landscape, a thing of the past. Jersey Girl Wins "Who's Who Listing JERSEYVILLE, Jan. 3 (Special) —Miss Martha Burch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Burch, Jer- seyvllle, has returned to Sioux Falls, S. D., after spending the holidays here with her parents. Miss Burch, a senior at Sioux Falls College, is one of six students at the institution nominated for recognition in the 1949-50 edition of ' "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." Selections for this honor are on the basis of scholarship, cooperation, and leadership in academic and extra curricular activities, citizenship and service to the school, and promise of future usefulness to business and society. "Who's Who" also conducts a placement service for members^ Miss Burch has been a mem her of the cabinet of the Student Christian Association for two years and of the college choir for four years. She has held offices in various organizations,' was associate editor of the "Brave" for 1949, and is two-time winner of the Purple Feather for participation in campus activities. Miss Burch's brother, Bill Burch, who has also been a holiday guest of his parents, returned Sunday to Rolla, Mo., where he is a student at Missouri School of Mines. Undergoes Surgery Friday JERSEYVILLE — Bobby Mind- up, 10, son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert G. Mlndup of this city, who has been seriously ill at Children's Hospital, St. Louis, underwent surgery there Friday. vital orfann, Icnflh of lite. •«»•«• ntn, bc*4*ch*i. N.t juit iimitklnf ynu n»v» u cxpcoi in mitai* »ie. Uy •H mtam do nil nefitu n. ••« »»ur doctor, »nd try BRIDGES HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CAPSULES. Ob- Ulnable only »l B »nd W Dr«c tin*. ThauiMidi h«v« utfd «»•"»• •» BRIDGEH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CAPBULEft 4« not relieve y«M plMM ••k lor your money b««fc. We turn t w»n! II unlei* e»rn»*. »»o ••« SUM». Accept n* iiibitltutei. <A*».) CONSIDER then Advantages of an hhl • Your flvinfi here m iniurad to $5000 by Fodtrtl Saviflfi and Loan Iniuranct Corporation. • Ifrnifift art compounded twica a year — and you |«t • worthwhile return on uvmft. • Service it prompt, friendly and helpful. O) Small uvin|i are welcome — any amount openi an account. CITIZENS tee sum «. WALTM A. HAUC, «AS1 ALTON PIIONK 4-een JOE NOLAN,** Secretary By ART THATCHER Xerseyvllta Correspondent JERSEYVILLE, Jan. 3 (Special) ssuance of the new United States ostage stamp today to commem- rate the origin of the American ianker's Association at Saratoga prlngs, N. Y., has awakened ln- erest in the history of banking n Jersey County. A number of interesting facts ave been disclosed regarding methods employed by pioneer rcsi- ents In safeguarding their money efore banks were established in he locality. After the first settlements were made in Jersey County, there vere no banks established for «*t east 40 years, The first bank in erseyville was opened in 1854 y A. M. Blackburn. It, was the irst firm of its kind in the county. The early settlers of the locality vere not usually "flush" with money. They kept their coins hid- en in various spots known onl> o themselves. When their hoarded vealth reached the sum of $50 to 100, they made a trip, to the Ian office and ^bought another 40 or 80 acre tract. The first hank of any sort was kept by Philip Grimes. He was among the first settlers of English township locally, where he built « log cabin and set up a blacksmith shop. He was a blacksmith by trade and worked at his business in his original home until 1820. Paid In Silver Dollar* That year, Judge Jehu Brown bought the original settlement made by Grimes for $300. The sum was paid to Grimes in sliver dollars. The latter moved to another place in English township, where he set up another backsmith shop. He raised the first stone on tho top of his forge nnd dug a hoe under it. He hid the sack of silver dollars in this hole and there It remained until the land office was opened in this part of Illinois In 1821. That hole under the Grimes forge* was one of the first depositories in the county. Grimes was a most Industrious man and at the time of his death he owned more thnn 2000 acres of good land, the major part of which was In Jersey County. Other settlers resorted to various methods of concealing their rnooey. Many of the pioneer hiding places in the locality are still in existence, for death often claimed the man or woman concealing wealth before he could communicate the facts regarding its location. Some of these hiden hoards have .been found in the past 50 years. One was uncovered when a plow turned up the soil where an old cabin had stood for a century. niiickburn 1'nrliirrship in IHM» From 1854 to 1859, A. M. Blaok- burn continued his bank in this city alone. In 1859, he took Into partnership Alexander B. Morean, William Shepard, and Thomas L. McGill and they operated it for one year. In 1860, the Blackburn Bank was merged Into the Jersey County Bank with Blackburn as president «nd George R. Swallow as cashier. At that time, Illinois law required banks to deposit state bonds to secure their circulation, and this bank deposited bonds of the state of Tennessee. During the financial panic of 1860-61, the Tennessee bonds de predated materially and the bank suspended payment. In i 1859, the bank of D'Arcy, Tesse it. Cheney was organized. The firm was composed of Dr. E. A. t)'Arcy and Tesse and Premiss D. Cheney. Thlg bank continued in operation.until 1866. It was taken over at that time by Hugh N. Cross and George R. Swallow and was operated under the name of Cross and Swallow until 1872, when Swallow retired, and tho firm became Cross, Carlln A Company. This bank was merged into the First National Bank of Jersey- vine, and was incorporated In 1891. William Shephard opened a bank in Jerseyvllle in 1866 under the firm name of William Shephard & Co. It was changed to William Shephard and Son In 1867. In 1875, George W. Ware and Stephen Bowman purchased the bank from Shephard and son. Consolidation Creates New Hank In 1883, John A. Shephard and Co. organized a bank and In 1890 this bank and that of Bowman & Ware were consolidated, and the Stale Bank of Jerseyvllle was or- panixed. The first officials were S. H. Bowman, president; John A. Shcphard, vlce-presldenl, and Henry A. Shephard, cashier. The bank today is one of tho outstanding institutions of its kind In this part of the state. The Jersey State Bank was opened In 1903 by the late T. S. Chapman sr., who was associated in the business at. its inception with Judge A. M. Slaten, Charles S. White, George H, Dougherty and others. On Dec. 22, 1908, the capital stock was Increased to $50,000. This bank has also grown Into ona of the strong banking institutions in this part of Illinois. The first, bank al. Graft on was opened in 1869 by William H. Allen and Kdward A. Pinero. In 1873, Pinero retired and Allen operated the bank until 1883 when Ernest Meysenburg and C. P. Stafford became affiliated with him. A bank at. Kieldon was opened Nov. 19, 1910, with William Welg- hard as president, and a bank was organized at Fidelity in 1013 with John Ewin as president. The banks at Fieldon, Fidelity, and Grafton have been discontinued in recent years and today only the State Bank of Jerseyville and Jersey Jerseyan Reports Gasoline Thefts JERSEYVtLLE, Jan. 3, (Special) —Farm thefts In the vicinity of Jerseyvllle continue, Items taken ranging from poultry to gasoline, Fred Wal« Jr., who operates a farm near the eastern limits of the city, was in Jerseyvllle Saturday afternoon and reported the theft of more than 200 gallons of gasoline, from the main tank nl his place during the past two weeks. Walz stated the tank holds 550 gallons of gasoline and' that, he had used approximately 150 gallons of it before the thcfls occurred. He estimated that less than 200 .mil- Ion* remain in the tank. He reported that he was awakened during Friday night by a pickup truck backing Into the field where his gas tank is situated* WaU got out of bed and pursued the truck Into Jerseyvllle and obtained the license number of the vehicle. Visit Here Enroulo to Wtmnmln JERSKYVILLE.—Mr. and Mrs. Carl Borchers left. Monday for their home In Watertown, Wls., after being guests since Friday nt the home of Dr. nnd Mrs. B. A. Marsden and other Jerseyvllle friends. They ore cnroute home from an extended visit. In New Orleans, St. Petersburg nnd Miami, and other 'southern points. Mrs. Borchers will bo remembered here ns Golrtle Cooper, who was engaged in the beauty shop business for some time. Return to Home in Denver JERSEYVILLE.—Mr. nnd Mrs. Francis Lynn, who have born visiting relatives here during the holiday season, returned Sunday to their home In Denver. Mrs. Lynn, before her recent marriage was Miss Gertrude Kannllaknn of Denver, formerly of Jerseyvllle. Resumed Dutle» at College JERgEYVILLE.—Miss Genevleve Hanley loft today for Washington, D. C., to resume her dutjes on the faculty of Gallaudet: College, after being a guest during the holidays of her parents, Judge and Mrs. William F. Hanley. Fvt. Drainer Return* to Duty JERSEYVILLE.—Pvt. John D. State Bank are handling the banking of the comunity. Two Jerseyans to Receive m High tieMolay Award Jam 7i JERSEYVILLE, Jan. 3— (Special) -- Two Jerseyvllle businessmen will receive the Legion of Honor degree, high DeMolay award, at ceremonies Jan, 12 In the local Masonic Hall. They are T. W. Kirby, .1r., Jerseyville druggist, and John De- Drainer seturned Friday to Camp Hood, Tex., after spending the holidays here at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs, Ernest Drainer, Fleltlon. Pvl. Drainer was honored at a dinner given by Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bridges at their home in Fielrton. Other guests were Mr, and Mrs. V, C. Drainer and family, Vandalla, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Drainer and family, John Narup, all of Fleldon; Mrs. Allie ^Bridges, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Bridges nnrt daughter, Leona, Mr. and Mrs. Wlnfred Smith and daughter, Connie, Mr. and Mrs. William Bridges and son, Pinky, all of Jerseyville. New Venr'n House Party JKRSEYV1LLE. — Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sutherland entertained nt n party over the New Year's weekend at their home in Delhi and a dinner was served on New Year's day. Members of the family were Included In the guest list, those present being Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Shephard and son, Randy, Milwaukee, Wls., Mr, and Mrs. Cnrleton T. Randolph nnd Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Busse. St. Louis, and Mr. ahd Mrs. Perry Randolph, Jerseyville. Read Telegraph Want Ads Courcy, H foreman at the Inter* national Shoe Co. The Egyptian Preceptory of the Seventh district will confer "th* ritualistic work and the public Is Invited to attend the rites. ' To be eligible for the Legion of Honor degree, a man must main* tain membership In the beltfolay. ovef a long period of years and must have taken an active Intere'st In the work of the group. Both Klrby and DeCourcy have been as* soclated with the Jerseyville De« Molayn since Its organization. The state DeMolay meeting 1» set for Jan. 7-8 In Galesburg and a delegation from Jerseyvllle is planning to attend. A number of local DeMolays will also attend the Seventh District meet In East St. Louis Jan 18. Fred Schmleder, Jer« seyville, Is master councilor of the district and Wayne Arnold li scribe. The father and son potluck dinner and prospect night for the Jerseyvllle organization takes place Jan. 26. Committees for the quarter have been named as follows: Entertainment, Harry L. Bllsh. Halladay, Booth, Watson; chapter room, Edwards, Rlnghausen, and DeCourcy; athletics, Woodson, Arnold, Weller, and Freesmeyeri pe« tltlons, Groppel, Seago, Roth, and Halladay; auditing, Dr. Mottas, Prosser, Schneider, and Ely; publicity, Dr. Downey, DeCourcy, Booth, and Wahle. BEARDS' NEW HIT SWEEPS COUNTRY! MHHoRS hstt Smith Brothsrs MN couth drop taste ssnsstlont Something ntiv in cough relief is taking'(he U.S. by storm! Smith Brothers Wild Cherry Cough Drops: 1. Tail* i* good. 2. Work fail... really fttfp (hot cough from a cold. 3. Cott only a nickel I Yes, these tart Wild Cherry Drops are delicious— ami they work! Get » pack today! - ONly 9$ OR SMARTER THAN EVER AGAIN THE BIG VALUE IS DODGE! You could pay o thousand dollars moro and still not got all tho now fcoaufy... •xtra room ... famous ruggtdnoss off this groat now Oodgo »!?'• an even RIGCER VALUE — this year's sparkling new Dodge now on display at your dealers! 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