Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 5, 1950 · Page 4
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 4

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, January 5, 1950
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Names Directors CARLTNVILLE, Jan. ft. <8pe rial) — thi awwal stockholders meeting »f til* Macoupln County Fair Association Wai held f uesda: Mght In tht Farm Bureau base ment. A nominating committee, com posed of Bartle Mopion, Wayne Bates, Fred Kesslnger, and John Harding, recommended the follow' Ing who were elected to the board ft director* by acclamation: Paul Rosentreter, CarUnvllle Wayne Bate*, Carllnvllle! Frtd Kessinger, Bird; John Meno, Car- linvllle; brai Cooper, Palmyra Ross Gates, Moderto; Bartle Hopton, Glrard; Melvin Hulcher, Vlr den; Tim Donnelly, Carllnvllle. Alternates are Ralph Spencer Bunker Mill; Meade Woods, Chesterfield; 'Henry Bloome, (Jarlln vllle; Roland Breltwelser, Ship man; Will Moulten, Bunker Hill Joe Tostberg, Brushy Mound! Her man Franke, Cahokla, and Elmer Loehr, Honey Point. An organisational meeting It scheduled lor 7:30 p. m., Tuesday In the Farm Bureou basement Greenfield Cobple Parents CARHNVILLE —Mr. and Mrs. Keith Cole, Greenfield, are parents of a aon, their third child, bom Wednesday at Macoupln Hospital The mother is the former Miss Marjorle Davis. Urges Maconpin Farm Growers to Cooperate CARLJNVILLE, Jan. 5. (Special) —Corn grown in Macouptn County are urged to cooperate fully with PMA community committee men who ere now conducting a survey of farms throughout the county, according to Letter R. Miller, chairman of the committee who said that the commltteemen are already at work gathering reports of com acreage during the past three years. These reports will bo used to establish Individual farm acreage allotments for 1950 if corn allotments should be announced by the secretary of agriculture. The allotment* would be based generally on the farm's corn acreage history for 1947-49. nardln Mr. and Mrs. Jay Magulre have returned to their home In Mountain Home, Ark., after spending a holiday vacation with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Holcwarth. Many of the rural roads in the eounty art beginning to break from tht excessive rainfall. Tex to a small, evergreen bush and blooms with beautiful cream whltt and rose tinted flowers. Y. JAttUAftY !»UM QUICK 1950 MODEL ON DISFLAY— The new Buick line is shorter in length yet seating space is increased. The new models feature spacious, one-piece curving windshields on most models, plus a high-fashion rear-ertd treatment. Horsepower and compression have been stepped up. Phil Reilley Buick Co. has the new model on display at the showroom, 927 East Broadway. Rural Electrification Highlight Of Calhoun County in HERE AND THERE • AROUND • HARDIN'S SQUARE + WITH LEE HANKS Bonnie Branham walking proudly through the rain beneath her Ittle silk parasol that Santa >rought. • Pete Petntei's drawn:face as he refuses a clgaret. New Year's resolution. Schoolklds gathered on the corner to; bemoan' tht end of vaca- lon. The littlest Beaty boy's bad luck as he tries to keep up with his onger legged brothers' puddle umplng. . Knots of bored men, unaccuf omed to Monday holidays, trying o find solace in numbers by gathering on the corners. Politicians buttonholing farmers who are in town on a rainy holt* day. Aug. W. Prang and Walter Holt- worth arguing that the scales are wrong. Too much appetite, boys! Whisk cocoa with an egg beater Mfore serving to make frothy. Or top with a niarshmallow. By LEE HANKS llardln Correspondent HARDIN, Jan. 5.—(SpeclalJ— It is a time honored custom for residents of any community or county at the beginning of a new year to cast eyes of reflection over the year that has just passed. In deference to such custom, we might do just this In regard to the Kingdom of Calhoun. About the best thing that happened to the county last year was the near completion of the REA system. About 500 homes were lighted during the period and a little more work next spring will service several others. The program has brought the county Into the top bracket among all rural areas In the country In regard to the electrification of homes and term buildings. With the advent of power, the homeowners havt probably bought close to a half million dollars of electrical appliances. Installation of the appliances and the wiring of buildings has brought Its full share of prosperity to business and workers. Scores of television sets were also Installed during the year. Apple Price Disappointing The most disappointing thing to Calhoun residents last year was the low price of apples. Blessed with one of its biggest and best quality crops of fruit, the county was faced with a alow market all season. However, there were no lack of buyers and nearly all the apples went to market somewhere. Summation of the situation would probably show that few growers failed to break even and some of them may have had a little profit. 'Experienced orchard men faced the year philosophically. They have seen other seasons like the one just past and they are not discouraged. With customary optimism, they look forward to 1950 with hopes of better times for the apple industry. Other farmert fared pretty well. The wheat and soybean crops were good, although the corn crop did not live up to early predictions. The farmers' main complaint has been the drop in pork prices and the low-price for poultry and eggs. Egg producers say they are getting just about enough from their farm flocks to pay for egg mash, without which a modern hen refuses to collaborate with the owner. . Tourist* and sightseers coming into the county broke all records. The two big events of the year, apple blossom week and apple festival, brought an estimated 40,000 visitors and the beauty of the orchards and hills brought many thousands more. Needless to say that these visitors have done a lot for the prosperity of local communities. Look for .Smaller Apple Crop So far no local prophet has put out his forecast of Calhoun's pos- JANUARY CLEARANCE of LEPPERT RODS' FINEST FURS REDUCTIONS I FEW OF THE OUTSTANDING VALUES IN THIS JANUARY WIRl •abto Dy«d CM** . $ 139 Morton Dyad Lamb 195 AMaan Kktokln file** W »e*»W ,— 195 : 325 ' 295 Mink BMiMMa MamtMik . .. . 32ft • Mack Paralan P«w 295 MJMIMjMb HP^^HIl^lJI^W l^l^lIvB^I^IVII VBV<*4BS>M>aMSKSRS*l^i*MB**iBMl*"^B^*B*MSSBSMB« 4WW CMnaMlnkPaw _ 395 MMc BlanJid Muekrat <*«+»* f«w_ 355 695 795 795 1150 1350 All CM* |istj«t «• rrlM N.UI TAX ma a IMF SMI m uvt ten wumt nti K HIM [AMY fM THE CHOKIST SHKTIOHS! Upptrt KM*' «m itpMMRtitiv* will b* in ow lion: FRIDAY AND SATURDAY JANUABV • M* ? \ For Parachutist InMacoupinCo. KIWANIS Off KM INSTALLED Tuesday evening sf M^ieral Springs Hotel. From the, l«sft. W. H. Thomas, installing officer; Robert Brauer, director;-Dr. Dobert Lynn, director, Robert bchee director; CXsn Morrison, director; Ed Lindsay, past president; George Edland, new president, junus Schaeffer, vice-president; Howard Otstot, treasurer; .Art Brubakcr, secretary.—Staff photo. 'In. 5. (Special) Aelier of Ma. eoubln OMllltrINM k group of ap. prSximattly W! *•* have fcban. pn.» .«v. 1Nh i^, a pgmcnitut ttto ht wat in trou. bli/' / • Edward Blumtn, Sawyerviuc, ex- army Allot and owtttr of a private plane started tht a*rch with his brother altar they saw the chute through the heavy mitt about s «, mTMonaay. Blurnen laid "tht chute collapttd M he neared the ground." further tvldtn«e that there may have *••" * Jumper came from a person Jn the am between OUIes. nle and Bunker Hill who eald he heard and airplane engine roarini overhead Monday evening. So far no chute or man hat been found. sibllltlet for the year 1990. But It seems generally agreed that the county will havt a smaller apple crop next fall. This conclusion Is drawn from the law of averages, which shows that one bumper crop seldom follows another. However, this it worrying no one, as an average yield has always been more profitable than an abnormal one. And, of course time always has a way of answering such questions. From the standpoint of peace and well being Calhoun can boast of 1949.' There were no major crimes committed and fewer arrests were made:..than in many years. Accidents were at a minimum and save for a few drown- ings, there were no accidents that resulted In fatalities. But death took its usual toll of many fine citizens during the past year. Total figures have not been tabulated, but the death rate is expected to be average or below. Among those who died are William Surgeon ST., Mrs. Melissa Davis, Mrs. Allen Hefner, Arthur Eber- lln, Mrs.-A.'D. Folles, Mrs. Edna Skeel, Henry Meyer, Esquire Hughes and Mrs. Susan Ansell. New Year's Dinner HARDIN.—Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Stiles and Mrs. Thomas Houlder of Hardln, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ferhage and son, Bobby, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jones and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sutton of Alton enjoyed a dinner New Year's day, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Marching north of Kampsville. HanUn Note* HARDIN — Policeman Pethtel was confined to his home with a severe cold several days last week. It was thtr-flri time In four years that he had been off duty. Several' Hartln people attended funeral services for Mrs. Susan Ansell at Summit Grove Sunday. The house and churchyard were filled with relatives and friends of the family. The Rev. Winegarden of the Naiarent Church conducted the service. Funeral Director Paul Hanks wai assisted by Wes Smith, Milton. Mrs. Elizabeth Creech was buried in the Sutton cemetery near Batchtown Sunday afternoon. Funeral services for her were conducted by the Rev. Cockrell at the Batchtown Methodist Church. Mrs. Porter Campbell is convalescing at her home after a serious illness from pneumonia. The New Year was ushered In at Hardin by 12 shotgun blasts and the ringing of the bells at the town hall and the Presbyterian Church. The bell at the town hall will probably not be rung many more times, as the whole building Is succumbing to the ravages of time. The town had one of its quietest New Year's eves. There was • no roistering or undue noises and not a single arrest was made during the weekend. , MBOOM* to taly P««|M per 9L (MMloftj DM «•!/ M All Thrifty »r«« lt»rw <Adv,| , ,1 I I ..I. It FRIGIDAIRE , .mml.-lf I I".' I SCHWARTZ APPLIANCE CO. II \\ 1 I.IO.t -><> U(Kll) IU\ KK. •6.95 SHOES • *8.95 SHOES SOME HIGHER... going for »8.95 SHOES • *9.85 SHOES H0.95 SHOES... going for 775 AH iop quolHy! Att from rtgufor dock not 0 117 W. Third Street ITOM HOURS: t A.M. to 5 *M. toily. SATURPAYI: fA.M. ttfP.M. I

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