Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 3, 1950 · Page 16
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 16

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, January 3, 1950
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1950 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Seven Injuries At Wood River Richard Harris Suffers Skull Pracittre Wood River Police Add Recruit WOOD RIVER, Jan. 3.-Seven • persons received emergency treatment at Wood River Township Hospital over the weekend, with three persons Injured from falling and three from automobile accidents. Richard Harris, 22, of 252 Penning, Was admitted as a patient following an automobile mishap at the corner of Whitelaw and Enton avenue at 10:25 p. m., Saturday. Harris, whose car went out of control, was treated for a skull fracture, shock and lacerations of tfte skull, right side of the scalp, ear, left eyebrow, nose and hands and abrasions of the face and stioulder. Mrs. Winnie Hueneger received a small cut In her left thumb and glass In the forehead when the car In which she was a passenger was Involved in a mishap at Cottage Hills, at 2:45 a. m., Sunday. She was released from the hospital following emergency treatment. Another accident victim w s Mrs. Alice Hubbard, 241 Ferguson avenue, who received minor injuries when the car in which she was a passenger swerved at the bottom of Vaughn's hill and she was thrown forward. Mrs. Hubbard was released following emergency treatment at the hospital at 6:45 p. m., Monday. Three persons were injured from falls on slippery sidewalks and •teps from the w.-ekend rains. Mrs. Evelyn E. Gllmoi:e, 504 St. Louis avenue, East Alton, received a fractured righ foot when she slipped on a small step at 10 a. m., Saturday. She was not admitted to the hospital as a patient although a cast was applied to the foot. Mrs. Eleanor Longman, 136 Ce tral, fractured her right arm at 1 p. m., Saturday, when she slipped on .mud on the sidewalk one block from her home. She was released following emergency treatment and application of a cast. ( Lester Harpole, 216 East Drive, East Alton, received emergency treatment for lacerations of the temple and back, shoulder and face injuries sustained when he fell down 14 concrete steps at 3:30 a. m. Sunday. He was released. /Charles McMillian, Route 1, East Alton, received treatment for • dislocated left thumb when he was admitted to the hospital at 3 p. m. Sunday. Daughter in Hospital WOOD RIVER — Mrs. Ray Vail, the former Miss Lela Ruth Helmkamp, daughter of Mrs. Hazel Helmkamp, 907 Acton avenue, is a patient in St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, where she underwent a tonsilectomy and remained for observation and treatment. Pack 37 to Meet WOOD RIVER — Cub Scouts and parents of Pack 37 of St. Bernard's Parish will meet at the school hall Wednesday evening for Its regular monthly meeting. Plans for the January and February program will be discussed. Robert Biggerstaff, cubmaster, will be In charge. Fire at Avenue Hotel WOOD RIVER — Firemen were called to the Avenue Hotel, 27 North Wood River avenue, at 5:15 a.m., Sunday, to extinguish fire In a bed. Responding to the call were Fire Chief Wallace Bond, George Hill, George Grove, Earl Stocker, and J. R. Plnkerton. Library Receives Books WOOD RIVER — i Fifteen new books, including six non-fiction, four fiction, and five juvenile, were received by the Wood River Public Library during the past week, Miss Thelma Juhlin, librarian, announced today. Non-fiction books include "The Christmas Cookie Book" by Virginia Pasley; "Money-making Hobbies" by Popular Mechanics Press; "The Bismarck Episode" by Capt. Russell Grenfell; "American College Fraternitites" cd. by Harold J. Bally; "Trains" by Robert Selph Henry; and "Three Minutes a Day" by James Keller. Fiction books are "Friend of Ihe Family" by Oswald Wynd; "The Sleeping Trees" by Gilbert Maxwell; "Faraway Haven" by Lidn Larrimore; and "Love Came Laughing By" by Emilie Loring. Juvenile books include "Candy" by Robb White; "Last of the Wild Stallions" by Barlow Meyers; "Gridiron Courage" by Everett Alton; "Amazon Adventure" by Willard Price; and "Television Works Like This" by Jeanne and Robert Bendick. Sgt. Mike, (feraiMi Shepherd, By DICK FEHRY Wood River Bureau Chief WOOD RIVER, Jan. 3. — A "new sarge" Is being introduced to the life of a night patrolman by the oldest sergeant on' the force of the Wood River police department. The recruit, is Sgt. Mike, ;,n eight-month German Shepherd who is beginning to show signs of Intelligence as a real police dog after four months of training by Sgt. Thornton Lancaster. Lancaster received Sgt. Mike in August and has just pulled the dog out of a two weeks' condition now is Illness. Mike's fine as a fox". "He's a smart dog and Is picking up pretty good," Sgt. Lancaster commented, adding, "You can't expect him to .be as good as Sgt. Ring, because Ring walked with me on my rounds for eight years." Sgt. Mike now is on probation although he may never take the place of Ring, who became a popular figure in Wood River before his death In 1947 at the age of 15 years. Described as part coon dog and part greyhound, Ring would "go right in if he found a door open." Sgt. Lancaster is merchant police and desk sergeant, working a 6 p. m, to 4 a. m. shift. He has been checking Wood River downtown doors, windows and turning on store lights for more than 14 years and finds a dog a good companion for the night work. According to Lancaster, "When we went to places (.hat had second floors, Ring wouldn't come down stairs unless it svas all right. He knew the round and if he ever lost his way from me would meet me back at the station." As a standing joke to Sgt. Lancaster and Sgt. Ring, who were inseparable, folks approaching the two would chide Lancaster by saying, "Here, c.ome two sergeants. The four-legged one is Ring." "The new dog has a hard row to hoe to fill Ring's place even if he gets one-half as smart," Lancaster commented to show how fond he was of his old night partner. Since Ring's death, he has tried a couple of dogs but they just "didn't measure up". This spring, Lancaster was given a young Labrador retriever which was thoroughbred and pedigreed. He was expecting great things from the dog until it. contracted pneumonia and died; Because of his years of service, Sgt. Lancaster refers to himself as the "dean" of the Wood River police force in both years and age. "In fact," he said, "they're commencing to call me 'Pop'." He has served under Mayors J. W. Hamilton, Les Harrod, Charles Baker, Lavier Humphrey, and the present Mayor William R. Stoneham, having come to the local police force in 1935. He has lived in Wood River over 21 years and currently resides at 350 East Penning avenue. The Lancasters have one daughter, Miss Ruth F. Lancaster, who is a civil service employe in Washington, D. C. She visited her parents here over Christmas, returning to work Monday. The sergeant's hometown is Bunker Hill, Lancaster's duties include lights, inspecting alleys, outlying districts and business houses as well as answering calls, complaints and giving information as night desk sergeant. Because of his night work he calls himself "one of the owls" but never gets lonesome. Even after 14 years, he still finds it difficult to sleep in the daytime. From his years of vigilence in the downtown district at night Sgt.. Lancaster has seen a great deal of improvement in the display windows and signs of local stores He describes it as "bigger and better" signs and "brighter and better" show windows. SGT. MIKE LEARNS THE ROUNDS—Sgt. Mike, German Shep- herd'and newest member of the Wood River police force, stands by while Sgt. Thornton Lancaster, veteran merchant police and desk sergeant, checks one of the many doors in the downtown district on one of his nightly rounds. Sgt. Lancaster has been checking the doors for the past 14 years.—Staff photo. >AOI IIVBNTfttll East Alton Police Force Arrests 24 in December New Year Comes InLikeaLntnb At East Alt on EAST ALTON, .Tan. 3.—Celebra- (Ion of New Year's eve within the village was quiet according; to the police department . Two accidents were reported, one at 1:55 a. m. Sunday nl the corner of East Alton avenue and St. Louis avenue, Involving: a car driven by Norman Alhn, 225 West Fourth street, Edwnrdsvllle, which struck the railroad tracks across St. Louis avenue. No injuries were received by the occupants. The other accident occurred at 3 a. m. Monday, in the 700 Mock of West St. Louis avenue when a car driven by Charles Tucker, Route 1. Alton, struck the Islands which divide the two traffic Innes this side of Wood River bridge. No injuries were sustained hy th* driver or other occupants with minor damage sustained in both cases. Read Telegraph Want Ads Include Miss Francis Transue, Mi*. Paige Baker, Mrs. Clinton Root, and Miss Joann Gahr. EAST ALTON, Jan. 3.—Twenty four arrests were made during De ceinber with S261 collected In fine; for the same period, according t< a report, from Police Chief Ed Abernathy. Broken down, this figure shows eight arrests were for careless driving, six for Intoxication, four for disturbing the peace, two for investigation, one for Investigation for Wood River police, one foi trespassing on private property one for destruction of property ant one for driving while Intoxicatet with the driver being assessed $100 and costs. The report further shows 12 accidents occurred within the village with 21 cars Involved and no injuries sustained by those Involved in tho accidents. The police found two doors unlocked, Investigated 39 miscellaneous calls, furnished overnight lodging for three persons, Investigated two burglaries at homes, one at the Friendship General Baptist Church on East Alton avenue, and one at Washington School. Ten cars were reported ransacked. Seventeen cases of cars being ransacked were cleared up and one burglary was cleared for Decent ber. Chief Abernathy pointed out the arrests for December were half as many as the previous month. Accidents within the village were at Parked Cars Pilfered At Wood River Lot WOOD RIVERTJan. 3. — Two cars were ransacked and one car was stripped of hub caps and chrome sidewalls over the weekend. All cars were parked in a parking lot between the 100 blocks Wood River and Whitelaw avenues. At 10:50 a. m., Monday Arthur Knecht, 851 East Madison avenue, reported to police several shotgun shells and a pair of trousers were missing from his car when entrance was gained by the breaking of a right wing window of the car which was locked. Howard Bilbruck, Route 1, East Alton, reported that his car had been ransacked sometime before 8:30 p.' m., Monday, with nothing missing, when it was parked at the lot. Saturday, a car belonging to Roy Stremmlng, 229 Haller, East Al'- t:on, was stripped of four hub caps and four chrome sidewalls, all valued at $30, while it was parked at the lot. Virgil Fuchs' Part> 10:45 A.M. Station WOKZ DAILY Monday Through Friday 1570 ON YOUR DIAL Sponsored hy \Ji** DIPT srohi Of the present police force, Sgt Lancaster said, "We've got a good police force and it's a pleasure to work with the boys. They are younger fellows and on their toes —and they often help out the "old sarge". Heavy Rains Block Wood River Streets WOOD RIVER, Jan. 3. - Sixth street, at both Acton avenue and EdwardsvilJe road, was blocked and traffic re-routed over Ninth street this morning, following heavy rains which caused flooded conditions in the Sixth street area According to Frank Starkey' foreman of street and alley maintenance, there was no sizable damage from the flood as grates were kept cleaned off. The street and alley department began work immediately to get debris off the catch basins when the rains subsided. Automobile Minhaps WOOD RIVER. - Cars driven by Betty Jean Daniels, St. Louis, and George L. Nelson, 163 East Acton, were involved in a mishap nt Ferguson avenue and Main street at 11:40 a. m., Sunday. Damage was reported to left front fender of the Daniels' car and th« left side of the Nelson car. At 3:55 a. m., Sunday, a car driven by Kenneth M. Ellington, 309 Hunt avenue, Hillsboro, failed to make a curve on State Aid road and ran into a telephone pole. WOOD RIVER — Virgil Fuchs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Fuchs, 904 Penning avenue, and sophomore at the University of Illinois at Carbondale, entertained several East St. Louis and Wood River friends with a New Year's party, Saturday, at the home of his parents. Present from East St. Louis were Augie Schwartz, Bill Camerpn, Gene Mikes, Allen Loeker, and Kenneth Meyer. Wood River guests were Norman Wolff, Darel Darr, Don Wegman, Sam Vineyard, Rene Ory, Flint Ory, Peggy Rigsby, Jane Meyer, Ruth Fraszhaly, Marjorie Spann, Gloria Wolff, Jane Roffman, Betty Claytor, Delores Claytor, Joy Wolff, Jean Pennifold, Willine Grove and Genevieve Allen. Fuchs returned to school Sunday evening. Girl Succumbs While Visiting East Alton I EAST ALTON, Ja'n. 3 — Donna Sue Salvey, five-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Calvey, 511 East Cherry street, McLeansboro, died at 8:45 a.m., Monday at Wood River Township Hospital, where she was admitted at 8:40 a.m. the same day. Mr. and Mrs. Calvey and Infant daughter were visiting at the home of Calvey's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Greenwood, 136 Victory j drive. Donna was the only child! of Mr. and Mrs. Calvey. " j Donna Sue was apparently all j right when the family retired Sun-' day evening, but when the family awakened at 8:20 a.m. Monday, It was noted the child was seriously ill. Upon failure of the family to secure a doctor, the East Alton fire department was called to furnish Its inhalator. Dick Sneed, fireman, responded to the call, but when the home was reached It was decided to take the child immediately to Wood River Township Hospital. Sneed, accompanied by Mrs. Greenwood, grandmother of the child, rushed the infant to the hospital. The body was taken to McLeansboro, Monday afternoon, by Sanders funeral home, McLeansboro. The funeral will be held in McLeansboro, but arrangements were incomplete when the family left late Monday evening. Gleaners to Meet Jan. 13 EAST ALTON — The Gleaners class of the First Methodist Church will not meet Friday evening as was previously announced, but will meet Friday, Jan. 13 at the home of Mrs. Clarence Quillen, 3Q9 Monroe. Date of the meeting has been changed so members may attend a meeting at the church when the Rev. M. D. Ross, a return missionary from India, will speak. Junior Woman's Meeting EAST ALTON — The Junior Woman's Club will meet today at 7:30 p. m, at the Community Building. The program, which is in charge of Mrs. Robert Morrison, will feature a speaker from the Alton Chapter of the Red Cross. Hostesses for the evening will OODRIVE OPEN 6:80 —47c WEONESDAY-4 DAYS LET'S BE FRANK.. THIS IS THE STORY OF AN .. .her story-the nation's problem. IDA LUPINO TONIGHT i WEDNESDAY James Cagney. Virginia Mayo "WHITE HEAT" 0100. Dan Dail«y • Anne Baxter "YOU ARE MY EVERYTHING" In color—7:35. Thur»., Frl., 8at., "NKKTUNE'H DAUGHTER" plus "THE GIRL FROM JONE8 REACH." ummuuut 1 •• II P.B MB P.SS NOfASIDE TONITE t WEDNESDAY A GREAT STAR IN EVEIV ROLE OF* MEAT MAMA!: mi 4 Mill-limn nun mini TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY Shown at 8:25 P. M. Only 9 CARROU tfut * nranic ncraK 1 An tmtrold Production with SALLY FORREST • KEEFE BRASSELLE • LEO PENN IDA LUPINO^ANSONBOND..^^ ELMER CLIFTON 2nd HIT TONITE LAST TIMES Shown Ann Sothqrn • Alexander Knox "JUDGE STEPS OUT" SHOWN IX)N McCALLISTEK "THE BIG CAT" ISHOWN East Altonians to Burn Yule Trees EAST ALTON, Jan. S — The Dad's Club will sponsor a Twelfth Night service, Friday, at 7:30 p.m In the playground west of Fourth street. Anyone having discarded Christ mas trees who wishes to dispose ol them may take the tnw to the playground and place It on the pile. The community Christmas trees which were set up by the club were removed by members of the club Monday afternoon. They will be moved to the playground for the same ratio with 24 recorded for November and 12 for December. Chief Abernathy also stressed the fact that careless driving has shown a sharp drop with eight cases shown for December and 24 for the previous month. No arrests were made during December for running school slops, which according to Abernathy is a good in- U uu° n . of . tne lm Proved driving mun t CHiZenS °' thc disposal «t th« Twelfth N1«ht •» servineu. -'v;,x.j.. ; Members ef the Bad'* Club IN asked to be present it tt» c«f«* motiy to help maintain erter and safety. ,iJ h u, '2 the !lrrt °»>«*vanci »l this kind undertaken In tht *fl* lage and Dad's Club urge* rtsN dents td enter Into the iplrtt «t the event and bring their discarded trees, which would normally clutter up alleys and trash barrels far the next month. Round Table Class to Meet EAST ALTON — The Round Table class of the First Methodist Church will meet Thursday at 7:30 p. m. at the church for ttl regular monthly meeting. Hostesses for the meeting will Include Mrs. Ivan Hamel and Mrs. Gerald billiard. Missionary to Speak EAST ALTON — The Rev. M D. Moss, a returned missionary from India, will speak, Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church. The public Is Invited. Bethalto Methodist Church members wllj attend the meeting In a body. Th« Rev. Ross* time In this area li Imlted and It was decided to combine the meetings. TODAY June HAVKR - M nr k STEVENS "OH YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL" Shown 3:30 ,V30 7:25 B:2JJ 47c TILL •:•• GRAND Wednesday And THUB. BlllHOlDEN SLANT ON A VERY OLD FEELING! Miss GK VVT JAMS CARTER • JAMES ftEASON GLORIA HENRY • FRANK McHUGH Shown 1:3.1 3:35 8:30 7:13 8:10 EXTRA! WALT DISNEY'S "GOOFY GYMNASTICS" NOWI-3DAYS Drama* Sorton Atlanta Grant , OME2-MKUW-IEMYI-WITHER.'! PLUS 2ND ATTRACTION Shown at 7:00—9:87 P. M. Shown at Milt Shown H| 7:W—I0:s« ROBERT Kim HUNTER Dean UGGER STATE MIDTOWN TONITE KftMM TOMIOIIT HIM; (itosuv « nutuv IIT/UKBAI.U -i •fehk*. / vMWzSia* — AND — GREGORY PECK VALLI IN "THE PARAMNE CASE" CARTOON 185 K. FerKUNon • Wood River TONIGHT A WED. 88c TILL fl. PRINC655 The Furuiictt Picture O£MyI& .HAIWAOIS_ Shown 2:33 5:95 0:15 2ND HIT WIATWAimHTITB Shown I:1S 4:38 T:6S Shown 8:48 Only ALSO Columbia Ro-RitaMt Jot> ft, Hrcmu — Marguerite ('lupinim "TNE DARINO YOUNG MAN" Shown l:2« Only I UNI 1C! KTTY HUTTON WED. ONLY _ "LONE WOLF If HIS LADY 1 "LEATHER CLOVES" RIO HOT * HUE" • NOW! • END* W«|t ROBERT ANN ROLAND JAMB MONTGOMERY RLYTH WINTER* GOWl "ONCt MORI, MY DARLJN4" 3:10 rKANOHOT TONE • MIAN "JMMAW"

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