Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 3, 1950 · Page 14
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 14

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, January 3, 1950
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TUESDAY, JANUARY S, ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAOI Mrs. C. Cresswell OfElsahDies Mrs. Catherine Cresswell, 84, « long-lime resident of Elsah and member of a pioneer Jersey County family, died Monday at 1 a. m. In Villa Terrace Convalescent Home following a long period of Invalldism. Mrs. Cresswell had ,been a patient at Villa Terrace since last April and previously had been in St. Joseph 1 * Hospital. She wit- tered a leg fracture in a fall in 1943 and since that time had been a patient at several different times in hospitals. She was born Nov. 19, 1865, In Elsah Township, a daughter of the late W. A. and Martha Askew Allen. Her maternal grandfather, Col. Joslah T. Askew, homesteaded the land In the Princlpla College sector at. Elsah. Following the death of Mrs. Cresswell's husband In 1918, she operated the Rivervlew House at Elsah. She disposed of the business in 1939 and moved to Alton In 1942 to make her home with a daughter, Miss Betty Cresswell, at 512 Henry. Surviving in addition to her daughter, Betty, are two other daughters,' Mrs. J. T. Buchanan, San Diego, Calif., r.nd Mrs. Roy Saunders, St. Louis; a son, WaU ter J., Elsah; a sister, Mrs. Laura Garrell, St. Louis; six grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Mrs. Cresswell had been a member of Notch Cliff lodge of fcoyal Neighbors since 1013. The body is at Gent funeral home where funeral rites will be conducted Wednesday ?at 2 p. m. by the Rev. O. W. Heggemeier, pastor of Evangelical ft Reformed Church. Burial will be in Elsah cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. ' LIKE A TIN CAN ON THE FOURTH—This truck resembles a tin can after the Fourth of July at it used to be, following Monday afternoon's blast caused by a welder's torchT The gasoline transport was parked on the Stahly Cartage Co. lot on Sinclair street in South Roxana and repairs were being made by Roy Sanders when the blast occurred.—Staff photo. Man Killed by Auto at Hatnel Jury Returns 'Accidental' Verdict EDWARDSVILLE, Jan. 3. — Ernst Backs, 62, Carpenter, wns Instantly killed nbout 8:45 p. m. Saturday vhen si nick by an automobile as he walked across the Illinois Terminal Railroad tracks at the junction of U. S. Highway 66 and Route 140 In Hamel. The driver of the machine, Vernon C. Billings, Chicago, testified at an Inquest held here later Saturday night that he stopped at the Terminal crossing until an Interurban car passed and had just resumed driving southward on Highway 66 when n man suddenly appeared in the rain in the path of his automobile. Billings snid lie swerved the nutnmnblle, but wns unuble to avoid striking the man as he stepped Into the right traffic lane on Highway 66. The right front side of Billings' ear was damaged. The testimony was corroborated by Harold H. 'Gray, Evansville, Ind., driving a truck behind the Billings machine. • A verdict of accidental death was Benjamin Rexford. Barber, Dies at 58 Benjamin Andrew Rexford, 58, of Kramer addition, Godfrey, Rt. 2, a barber, died Monday at 10:30 p. m. In St. Joseph's Hospital, where he had .been a patient, for 20 days. Rexford had been in failing health for the past year and a half. Born June 22, 1891, at Mitchell, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Rexfordi He moved with his parents to Alton at the age of two and had resided in Alton and Godfrey area the remainder of his life. He had operated barber shops In Alton for the past 35 years. He had been in business in Upper Alton before going to the North Side. He was a member of the Barbers Local 81, and of Frartklin Masonic Lodge. His first wife, Mrs. Myrtle Rexford, died in 1937, and in April of 1941 he was married 'to Opal Hancock of Alton. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Benjamin, of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, William of Texas arid Bert of Alton, and four grandchildren. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m., in Streeper funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The body is at the funeral home, where friends may call after 3 p. m., today. Upper Alton Marag on Continued From Page 1. tion would warrant the action taken by the grand jury." Only Smaller Fish—McCarthy Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis), a member of the committee said he considered Maragon "only one of the smaller fish." He said: "I sincerely hope Maragon's indictment is only the start and that the Justice Department will take full advantage of the information which our committee turned up and will do a thorough' cleaning up job." A federal. grand jury accused Maragon of perjury in: 1. Saying his only bank account in 1945 and 1946 was in the Union Trust company in Washington. 2. Testifying that from 1945 until July, 1949, "he did not negotiate any government business and did not receive any money for negotiating government business or for any work done by him in connection with the government." 3. Stating he was not employed by anyone else when he took a job with the State Department on a mission to Greece. 4. Saying he borrowed $5000 from his mother-in-law in 1949. The charges are all based on testimony that Maragon gave last July 28 to a Senate committee. The committee was looking into activities of men who offered, for a fee that frequently was 5 percent, to land government contracts for businessmen. Maragon denied under oath in secret testimony that he ever was paid off for arranging business deals with the government. Other witnesses said they personally paid him money. Vaugban Spokesman There was testimony also that Maragon at times represented himself as acting for Maj. Gen. Harry Vaughan, President Truman's military aide. Vaughan testified at the Senate committee's hearings that Maragon had been in and out of the White House frequently in the years in question. Maragon refused to answer questions when the committee put him on its witness stand at a public hearing. To question after question, Maragon replied that he refused to answer on grounds that he might incriminate himself. Now 54 years old, Maragon has been a man-about-Washlngton for several years. He is a Greek-born immigrant who once shined shoes in Kansas City and . became acquainted there with some of the men now high In the government. Carmine S. Belllno, accountant for Investigating committee, said Maragon banked about $120,- Dorca* Clnns Tonight The Dorcas Class of Main Stree Methodist Church will meet th evening at the home of Mrs. Clar ence Schmitt, 3407 Lincoln. Mr Ray Wenzel will be the assistin hostess and Mrs. Jack Vann wi lead the devotions. Party at Smith Home The home of Mr. and Mrs George Louis Smith, 2703 Judson was the scene of a small gathei ing Saturday night when Mr Smith and Mrs. Robert W Schrimpf, 3507 Biscayne, enter tained. Cards were played duri-- the evening and supper was serve< after midnight. Those attendin in addition to the hostesses an their husbands were Mr. and Mrs James Fritchamn and Mr. an Mrs. James Coleman. Attend Ball In Denver Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Paul 2512 Amelia, and their daughter Marianne, returned last night frorr Denver, where they went to at tend the New Year's> ball given by the Rocky Mountain-Denve Consistory. They left Alton Thurs day. The same day, their son Donald, who has been here fo the Christmas holiday vacation left to resume his study at Uni versity of California. Anniversary Speaker The Rev. A. G. Annette o Brown Street Baptist Church, lef yesterday for Mason City, la., to remain a week as the guest speak er at the tenth anniversary serv ices of Radio Chapel. The Rev Carl Sentman is pastor of the church. Rev. Annette stopped in Chicago overnight with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Mario Tonilli, and today opened the services at the chapel. He wqs the speaker at the dedication 10 years ago. Services at Brown Street Church will be conducted Wednesday night by laymen and on Sunday the Rev. Denzil Osborne of the Hebrew Mission in St. Louis wil be the speaker. Mr. Osborne, who frequently speaks at churches in Alton will be leaving soon to take up home mission work in Cleveland. Announce Birth Mr. and Mrs. George Brewer, who lived in Alton until April and who are now living in Carbondale, are announcing birth of their first child, a daughter. The babe was born at 9:57 a. m. Jan. 2 in Holden Hospital, Carbondale, weighed six pounds and 10 ounces and has been named Georgia Lee. Mrs. Brewer will be remembered in Alton as Miss Ora Mason, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Mason, 3407 Badley. Mr. and Mrs. Brewer lived at 709 Liberty while here. Unit to Meet Cloverleaf Unit of Madison County Home Bureau will meet at 10:30 Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Oliver Berghoff, Foster' burg road, with Mrs. Webber Mc> Connell as co-hostess. The major lesson, "How to Combat Worry and Develop Better Mental Health," will be conducted by Mrs. M. C. Gabriel and Mrs. William Reed and the minor lesson, "Frostlngs," by Mrs. Jesse Harris. Taken to Hospital Mrs. Charles Musgrave of Carterville, 111., who came to Alton Christmas Day to visit her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Clay Musgrave, 803 Roedale, was taken to Memorial Hospital Saturday. Mrs. Musgrave has been ill over a long period of time and became worse Saturday. New Year's Party Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Hunt entertained with a small, .New Year's eve party at their residence on Alton-Fosterburg road. The hours were spent visiting and In pinochle until the old year had passed. Those attending were 000 during a five-year period when he said his income was around $30,000. Belllno also testified to the senators that he found Maragon had a bank account In San Antonio, Tex., in 1945 although Maragon had sworn he had only one account—one In Washington. The charge that Maragon lied when he said he waa not employed by anyone else while he had a State Department Job items from this: From November, 1945, to March, 1946, Maragon wan an employe of an American minion pent to observe the elections in Greece. His pay was at the rate of $5600 a year. The Senate investigators said they turned up evidence that at the same time Maragon was employed by the Albert Verley Perfume Co.. of Chicago, at 91000 a month. besides members of the Hunt fanv ily, Mr, and Mrs. Roy Blerbaum, Mr. and and Mrs. Lee Arterberry. Mrs. Dwight Moody, during the holidays, will return to school Wednesday. Mrs. Robert E. Monroe and two ' children, Barbara and Chuck, will returned by a coroner's jury at the inquest, conducted by Deputy Coroner E. P. Schneider. Backs, who resided on a farm at Carpenter with his stepmother, Mrs. Sophia Backs, died of a crushed chest, fractured left hip and fractures of both legs at the ankle. The hody was later brought to Marks-Weber funeral 'home here, where funeral services were conducted at 2 p, m. today by the Rev. C. L. Peterson, pastor of Im- ! Church beginning at 8 p. m. Special Foster Baptist Services FOSTERBUflG, Jan. 3. — (Spe clal.) — "National Week of Pray' er" services will he held each night this week at the First Baptist manuel Methodist Church. Burial wns in St. James cemetery. Surviving Racks besides his stepmother are three brothers, Edwin F., Albert L. and Harry F. Backs, all of Carpenter. In one of several non-fatal traffic mishaps In this area over the New Year holiday weekend, two Hammond, Ind., men incurred Injuries about 4:15 p. m. Saturday when the club coupe In which they were riding ran off. U. S. Highway 66, about three miles south of here, and crashed Into a tree. The automobile was travel- line south at. the time. Each night, preliminary services will be conducted by various groups of the church, Tonight, the trustees and finance committee of the church will take charge. Wed' nesday night, the Young People will preside, and Thursday the Woman's Missionary Society will bn in charge. The Sunday school will conduct services Friday. Each evening after the various groups have given their program, the Rev. E. C. Sandln will conduct services. The Rev. Sandin, newly-appoint- Injured were Peter Flanagan, ! cd l )ast01 '- nnt) nls family arrived who suffered lacerations about the licrc Friday from Darin!, Mich, boad and nerk, and Ted Pudlo. who'Their household furnishings ar- incurred a fracture of the left hip rived here so they moved into the nnd other Injuries. Both were removed from the wrecked machine and taken by ambulance to St. parsonage yesterday. Elizabeth's Hospital City for treatment. at Granite Wood River M.D. Sued for $20,825 Jan. 3. — An -i_i * ..1.14 VL M .«««« n **„ -«.j ; ui n mid i, jj€iiLmi« nuu ^ii«v.i\, *vm i .jj, . . — able to visit his parents, Mi. and | , eavc Fridav for their nom 0i 617 automobile collision in Alton last "Mrs. R. A. Nevins, 1836 Evergreen. ' South Tenth, Bozeman, Mont., after! Jan. \ is the basis of a $20,825 law- Capt. Paul ROM Here Capt. Paul Ross and his wife, and their three children of Spokane, Wash., are visiting at the home of Capt. Ross' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ross, 3229 Brown, and with Mr. and Mrs. Tucker of Brighton, parents of I Mrs. Ross. i Here since Dec. 23, Capt Ross j will remain until Jan. 23, when I he will leave for service in the Pacific. His family will remain with Mr. and Mrs. Rucker until such time as they can join him. Mrs. Edward Ross and Capt. and Mrs. Ross have returned from Chi cago, where they spent a few day with Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Parke and family. Mrs. Parker is I daughter of Mrs. Edward Ross. To Discing Traffic Problems Upper Alton Business Men wil meet at the Wednesday evening to hear Sgt. Brown, chair man of Alton traffic commission speak on traffic problems in Up per Alton and specifically on the situation created at the east en trance to Upper Alton, the College avenue subway. Farewell for Marvin Grant A farewell party has been ar ranged at Curdle Heights Baptis Church for Marvin Grant, an active member, who is leaving Jan 6 to enter the Stamps-Baxte: School of Music at Dallas, Tex, as a student in voice and piano Grant is preparing to become gospel singer. The farewell party will be hel< Thursday at the church and wil begin at 6:30 with a covered dish dinner. > This evening, Grant will show two pictures at the church, one o them being the religious film "Stephen." The Woman's Missionary Society will meet at the church at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday. Visit from War Buddy James R. Pruitt, 2018 Country Club, had a visit Saturday morn- ng from Lester Carmikle, a war buddy with whom he was associated for 20 months In the South Pacific with the Sixth Air Force. Carmikle, enroute from Lake Geneva, Wis., to his home in Poca- lontas, Ark., arrived at the Pruitt home at 4 a. m., but stayed in his car until "getting up" time before making his presence known. He remained for breakfast and a few hours' visit. Later in the day Mr. and Mrs. Pruitt went to Springfield to spend the weekend •vith Mr. and Mrs. Frank Boll. To Attend Funeral Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kirk, 2427 Vashington, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cirk jr., Mrs. Belle Howard, and Robert Harris will go tonight to St. Louis to attend a wake at the landall funeral home for Mrs. ennie Kirk Starks, 86, who died )ec. 31 after an illness of a week. vlrs. Starks was a sister of Charles Kirk and a daughter of Mary and ohn Kirk, old time residents of Carrollton. The Altonians will remain over- ight in St. Louis to attend the uneral, which will be conducted it St. Mary's Catholic Church at a. m. Altar Society Meets Tomorrow The monthly meeting of St. Matthew's Altar Society will be eld in the church hall Wednes day. There will be a covered dish inner at noon, a business meet- ng, and a social hour. Hostesses for the day are Mrs. William L. Little, Mrs. E. Flem- ng, Mrs. H, Barnhorn, and Mrs. R. Huber. Home from Chicago Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. O'Boyle and Mrs. Martha Wade, 2308 udson, have returned from Chiago, where they spent the noli- ays with friends and relatives. O'Boyle will resume his studies t Shurtleff and Mrs. O'Boyle will each at Culp School, Notes David and Charles Musgrave, sons of Mi r . and Mrs. Clay Mus- rave, 803 Roedale, returned Sun- ay from Herrin, where they havn een spending the holidays with heir uncle, Jack Afusgrave and mily. Robert Meloy returned to his ome, 3408 Brown, from Missouri Baptist Hospital, where he has leen a patient for 18 days. Mr. and Mrs, .R. C. Hindi left aturday for their home in Dallas, 'ex., after a visit of two weeks in Alton with Mrs. Hinds' parents, tfr. and Mrs. Cecil Wightman, asio erkeley, and in St. Louis with Mr. Undi' mother. Mrs. May Reynolds of St. Louis visiting her brother and slster-ln- aw, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wightman, 853 Fullerton. Don Kevins, 611 Marsh, returned o hli home Sunday from Memorial Capital where he underwent iur- ery a week ago. yesterday, he waa Altonlans, who remember Mrs. Vern Meier from t he days she lived in Alton, will regret to learn that she remains in St. John's Hospital in Springfield where she has beeVi a patient since last fall when she was stricken with poliomyelitis. Her son was born in the hospital Dec. 6 and yesterday afternoon she was to have undergone surgery. She has recently recovered from an infection. Ellis Gaston and Miss Georgia Wilson, who are entering Moody Bible Institute to prepare for the remain in Alton until living quarters are found in Chicago. Miss Joyce Moody, nurse at Memorial Hospital until September, when she entered Moody Institute, has been visiting her parents, Mr. and a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johnson, 1009 Main. Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Stahl, 765 Park Drive, and son, Bucky, are home from Beverly, 111., where they spent the holiday weekend with Mrs. Stahl's aunt, Mrs. Naaman Whitaker. Mrs. Whitaker accompanied them home to visit her sister, Mrs. Virgil Schlansker, 1303 Garden. Miss Violet Temple returned to her home in Toledo last night after a three day visit with her mother, Mrs. Lulu Temple, 1516 Worden. suit filed in Circuit Court here by Ancal Neal, 24, of Morrilton, Ark., against Dr. B. L. Roberson, a Wood River physician. The complaint alleges Neal incurred permanent injuries when Dr. Roberson's automobile crashed into rear of his machine after he had halted for a stoplight at the Broadway-Ridge intersection in Alton. Neal, the complaint avers, returned to his employment as an engineer after being hospitalized, but has been unable to work regularly since last May IV because of head- The Amoma Class of Calvary j ac hes, back and neck injuries. The Baptist Church will meet at 7:301 piaintifl asks judgment for $20,Thursday in the church. Mrs. C. Arlin Heydon, 1836 Evergreen, will return this week from Elsberry, Mo., where she has been with her sister, Mrs. J. J. Palmer, for the New Year holiday. 000 for loss of earning power, 5525 for medical and hospital expenses, and $300 for damage to his automobile. Read Telegraph Want Ads Rug Cutters' Dance Slated Wednesday The Rug Cutters, teenage club with headquarters in Old Cathedral Hall, will resume activities Wednesday night, after the Christmas holidays, Dale Stobbs, president, has announced. A dance to recorded music is slnted Wednesday, 8 to 10 p. m., and on Saturday night, from 9 to 12 p. m. Stobbs reported the Rug Cutlers Club has enjoyed increasing popularity and he extended an invitation for all high school students to join on any Wednesday or Friday. Mrs. Mary Williugs Body Taken to Kemper Following funeral rites Saturday at 1 p.m. in Calvary Baptist Church the body of Mrs. Mary Wlllings, 69, of 2726 Powhatan, was taken to Kemper for burial In Kemper cemetery. 0 The Rev. O. W. Shields, assisted by the Rev. Curtis Martin, officiated at the rites, and Mrs. J. Watson, with Mrs. Paul Barrow as accompanist, sang. Pallbearers were Earl, John, Mrs, Noviack, From Long Beach, Funeral rites for Mrs. Etta Hoffman Novlack, who dtri Hi Long Beach, Calif., were conducted Sit* urday at 2 p.m. In Streeper fuMr* al home by the Rev. Francis Hen* derson, pnstor of College Avtfltte Presbyterian Church. Burial Wai in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. J. P. Bosley, with Mr* Alonro Rosen her ger as accompan* 1st, sing two hymns. Pallbearers were Otis Holmet, Louis, Ray, and Lamar Mlsegadet, Cecil Grlesbaum, and Robert Pat* terson. Agnes Drummond HI 2 Weeks, Dies Miss Agnesbrummond of 1029 George, a social worker with the Associated Charities, died at 11:30 a. m. today in St. Joseph's Hospital 1 where she had been a patient for two week* Miss Drummond had been in social work for many years. She had been with the Newark, N. J, Family Service and with Philadelphia Family Service before com* ing to Alton, and had been with the Associated Charities here line* November of 1945. The body is at Staten funeral home pending funeral arrangements. • . Marion A. Fry, Western Employe, Buried Funeral services for Marion A, Fry, 63, Western Cartridge Co. employe, who died Thursday !• Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, were conducted Monday at 2 p. m. in Streeper funeral home, Wood River, by the Rev. W. F. Bonn, pax- tor of First Baptist Church, East Alton. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Joseph McGhee, with Mra Alonzo Rosenberger as accompanist, sang two hymns. Pallbearers were William Buchanan, Elmer Herron, C. C. 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