Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 5, 1950 · Page 26
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 26

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, January 5, 1950
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THtmSDAY, JANUAKY I, 1»M ALTON Discuss Gambling At Wood River Tolitmtstew Are Against Legalisation WOOD MVfiR, Jaft. 4.—Agree- tag oit two points, that gambling Is bad ahd gambling exists all •round us dally, members of the llllnl Toattmtitert Club concluded it should not be legalized when they dlsctiesed the subject during thelf table topic, Wednesday evening, at Skaggs. Dave Lewis, Dale Pink, and Jack O'Neill will represent the club In a debate with the Alton SpeasjJi- mistress Club on Feb. 1, using the same topic, "Should Gambling be Legalized?" Robert C. Clement, as first speaker of the evening following the table discussion, talked on "Independent Voter", Walter W. Johlsr, speaking on "Four Cents" told of the significance of a picture of an erupting Nlcarauguan volcano on a four- cent stamp. He explained that the French, who were sponsoring a canal in Panama, publicized this at art admission by Nlcaraugua that active volcano*, were all around, which resulted in the canal at Panama rather than Nic- araugua. • ' As third speaker, Earnest Silk discussed his experiences, in a dozen or more European .countries the past summer and fall. The title of his talk was "Why I Like This Country." Jerry Trattler, local merchants, James Douglas, chemist at Shell Oil Company and Earl Krenz, engineer at Standard Oil Co., were guests. John Berwlch was inducted Into membership by Dale Fink. Fink led the table topic and Al Frazier was toastmaster. With Del Bangert as general critic, other critics for the first, second and third speakers, respectively, were Herbert Ball, Carl Roberts, and Norman T. Robey. Gene Harmon . was grammarian and parliamentarian. Bangert gave the general evaluation and Robert McFarlane presented the invocation. 2 Auto Mishaps At Wood River Flooded Basements Force Two Wood River Families to Move WOOD RIVER, Jan. 5.—Only two automobile mishaps were reported to police Wednesday, although all streets were icy as a result of Tuesday's rain. Cars driven by Francis Stone, Bunker Hill, and Victor G Wiss 248 Lorena avenue, were involved in an acciden^ at Second street and Ferguson avenue at 11:20 p.m Cars driven by August Tuttle 381 Tenth street, and Jesse Sandera, 2936 Werges, Alton, were Involved In a mishap at Seventh street and Esther avenue. Walsh In Robe**on Building WOOD RIVER—Ralph Welsh former cashier at the local First National Bank, has established offices in the Roberson building, < West Ferguson avenue, where he may be consulted concerning income tax returns until March 15 Welsh, who Is presently proprietor of a movie theater at Newmann HI., it residing at the John Wageman home, 464 Second stret and will be at tht office Tuesday through Friday of each week. Early Hemp Rope One of the earliest recorded uses of hemp for a ship's rope was on the famous galley Syracusia, built about 220 B.C., for Hiero under the supervision of Archimedes. WOOD fttVEIt lad. S - Two Wood River families have evacuated their home* In the §00 block of Whltelaw avenue, after the avenue was Inundated with water and a section of the basement ot he Charles Summers' residence, 809 Whltelaw, caved In and the flooded basement of another residence was declared unsafe. Mrs. Summers reported that she and her husband evacuated the house after dipping and pumping water from the basement Tuesday afternoon before a south basement wall caved In. With the aid of Fire Chief Wallace Bond, the Summers were able to return for their clothing, but were unable to remove their furniture. The other home is that of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Forwood at 803 Whitelaw, south of the Summer'! residence. As yet, the basement has not caved in and the Forwoods were able to remove furniture and clothing Wednesday. Tuesday, the water was so deep in this area that It seeped Into cars trying to use the avenue. Frank Stnrkey, superintendent of street maintenance, has had the area completely barricaded as a precautionary measure in cat* the houses should collapse. So far the maintenance department, has, pumped out 16 basements and plans to complete five more today, Seven men worked with four pumps last night. One pump was used until midnight Wednesday and three pumps and four men worked all night and were still working this morning to complete the pumping. Starkey said the men won't leave the job until the basements are completed because the flooded conditions prevent residents from firing furnaces. Work on basements has been hindered several times by pumps freeing and having to be cleaned. Wood River Chamber Endorses City Council 9 s Sewer Action HOUSE OF HITS! NOW! ENDS SAT. * if GLENN FORD IVILYN KEYES "MR. SOFT TOUCH" * * * ROY ROGERS * it TRIGGER * * DALE EVANS * /• eo/or "UNDER CAUFORNIA STARS" 7:N, WOOD RIVER, Jan. 5. — The Wood River Township Chamber of lommerce is In full accord with the action of city officials Tuesday night in signing an agreement with Stifel, Nlcolaus & Co. to render services necessary for a satisfactory financing plan for the proposed Wood River sewer. Russell Bell, executive secretary, was on hand at Tuesday's Council meeting and before calling of a vote, Mayor William Stoneham asked Bell for his opinion on the agreement. 'I believe such an agreement Is the first step to obtain action on the sewer," Bell told the Council 'It will give you something to work with." He described the . agreement as containing services which are necessary before a vote can' be called. Bell also pointed out that the agreement will rpt obligate the Council financially unless the election goes over. The Chamber has taken an active part in recent months through a sewer committee to promote the sewer system. Bell offered the Council future support of the Chamber in staging an educational campaign of informing voters on the Issue before the election. In talklng x with E. W. Niemeyer, representative of the bonding firm to provide the services, Bell was informed that all facts and figures on the cost of the sewer as well as the cost to every individual will be furnished the Chamber. Niemeyer told Bell he plans to go into action immediately and have a schedule set up by which material and contracts will be in by March. It is hoped the election may be, staged in March and construction underway by May. The Chamber has expressed itself as eager for'the sewer project to move rapidly so that everything will be cleared by the first oC May as Army .engineers are moving in to set up the levee and provide for a trunk line through the levee area. lit has been estimated that if the Wood River sewer is ready by this time, the city may save as, much aa flOO,- 000 on the aewer. Germans Aid France France's newest irrigation and power project — a massive dam 330 feet high at Castillon in Prov ence — has just been completed and is holding up the water of th« Verdon River to create an artificial lake stretching for miles up the valley. Work on the great undertaking was carried on during the war, when Franc* was occupied and, ironically, almost all the mechanical material used had Hfeen handed over to France by Germany as reparations after World War I. •OSAMA, THEATRE TONIGHT, FRI., SAT. (Esther Williams Bed Mtelton "NEPTUNE'S DAUIHTER" In Color-Shown at 1:51. I RonaM ReagM, Virginia Mayo "THE eiRL FROM JONES IEAOH" Shown at 7:35. 8EUCCTED SHORN. TONIGHT - 'SWA* - iATUBBAT «THI"OOOLI« OF'OKLAHOMA" a:oa Cktiter H«r-ii — G*U Mterlte "IfltM Illtkll'l OhlMM VlllNft ,M i:oe - e«o PILES •t NftpHak Nt UM •« Tlpt frta Wtrk, Write Dr. .toewU. at ml. Adam, at, »«!^ 11 ^ "J?*!^ Bat^al llasrs FlaHiiee. FUtula, PrurWto (ttMUf niaai. rrasia • SZTaM AUM ReetaTINeaaaM, heaM »y *w HIM bfUUatlM TtaahiiaaTiUii tttan-h. Uver, OallalaiUer, KUaeys, Bladder, Ble«4 Bnpihiw aa4 Varkaw Veins ay Nen*a<ir|teal TMalnwaU. SAVOY HOTEL, SATURDAY, JAN; 7 DR. KNOWLES, M. D. IfOIJRi: • »J». te 4 p. a* lall Sewer Bids At Blinker Hill BUNKER HILL, Jan. 5 (Special) —An ordinance which provides for ewer bids to be called was draft- d by the City Council, Tuesday ight, at the group's regular monthly meeting. The council also discussed sur- ace wpter left in the community y the ruins early in the week. Ka»trrn Star Meeting BUNKER HILL —Only regular usiness was discussed at the lastern Star meeting Tuesday eve- ing in the bank hall, as only a mall group was present, due to cy weather. Mrs. Carl Lueking, . Q. C. Weldner, and Mrs. K. .Vest entertained the members at Doerr Lunch Room after the busi- ess session. Ladle* Aid Society BUNKER HILL—Thirteen mem- ers were present Wednesday af- •rnoon when the Ladles Aid So- iety of the Congregational Church met in the church basement. Mrs. Ben Oldenettel, Mrs. Joe Fahren- rog, Mrs. Wallace Knibb, and 4iss Mary Sanford, new officers, erved as hostesses and served re- reshments after the business meeting. The women voted to erve lunch at the social hour, which will follow the annual hurch meeting, Thursday. The session will be in honor of new hurch members for 1949. Return to Canada BUNKER HILL—Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Robb left for their home in Canada Tuesday after visiting Mr. nd Mrs. Thomas Halning sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Griebel the iait week. Monday evening, the lobbs, Hainlngs, and Griebels were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Cummings in Gillespie. Bunker Hill Notes BUNKER HILL—Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Welch returned Monday from Dyer, Tenn., where they visited their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Benolst. While there they attended the Eastern Star installation ceremony where Mr. and Mrs. Benolst were installed worthy patron and worthy matron. Mr. and Mrs. Leland Scroggins and Jimmy are visiting Mrs. Scroggins' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Dunham in Rouseau, Minn., for several weeks. Hedi Ann Miller returned to the University of Missouri at Columbia, Tuesday, while Glenn Fensterman returned to the University of Illinois the same day. Betty Bauer returned to MacMurray College and Noble Emde to Illinois Col* lege, Tuesday. Mrs. Joe Fahrenkrog was a dinner guest of her son and fam- ly, Albert Fahrenkrog, Tuesday, t being Fahrenkrog's birthday. Mrs. David Scroggins and son are at the home of Mrs. Scrog- jins' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Vinyard in Alton since leaving St. Joseph's Hospital, Saturday. The oaby was born Dec. 24. Becky Miller returned Monday after visiting her aunt in Alton for several days. TELEGRAPH WANT AIM "CUCK" Roxana Group To Hear Austrian ROXANA, Jan. 5 — The January meeting of the Men's Brotherhood will be held at 6:30 p. m. Monday at the Presbyterian Church. The program committee, composed of Ralph Williams, Herbert McKenrie, and Eldon Hobson an* nounces that Lewis Kahan, a chemist of the Wood River Refining CO,, an«Ta native of Austria, will be speaker and his subject will be "Fond Impressions of an Immigrant." Ladles' das* Meeting ROXANA. — The Ladies' Bible class ot the First Baptist Church met Tuesday lor its monthly d votional and social meeting. Mrs. Harold Sheppard led the devo- tlonals. It was voted to hold a handkerchief shower for each member In her birth month. Refreshments were served by Mrs. Earl Klrby, and Mrs. Harrell Din- wlddle. • Members attending were Mrs. Donald A. Zlemer, Mrs. L. L, Archer, Mrs. Albert Bean, Mrs. Wlllard Winstead, Mrs. Homer Hamilton, Mrs. Merrill Harmon, Mrs. Ross Hardway, Mrs. Sheppard, Mrs. Foy Johnson, Mrs. Walter Mapes, Mrs. Roy Armes, Mrs. Harry Gallatin, Mrs. Lester Kramer, and Mrs. Frank Williams. Entertains Guest* ROXANA. — Mr. and Mrs. Walter Franklin and family of East Fourth street had as weekend guests, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Aut en, Peorla, and Frank Watson, Cincinnati. Sunday, the Franklins and their guests and Mr. and Mrs, Floyd Troutwlne, South Roxana, went to Pearl to visit Mrs. Franklin's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Draper and Franklin's mother, Mrs. Ruth Franklin. Ptesbyterlan .Aid Postponed ROXANA.—Due to weather conditions, the Ladles' Aid Society of the First Presbyterian Church scheduled to meet yesterday, has been postponed until next Wednesday at 2 p. m. Return from Minnesota ROXANA. — Latham Harris Ninth street, Denver Harbke, Wesi Third street, Loren Harvick, East Second street, and Merle House Eight street, Wood River, have returned from Walker, Minn., where they spent the past week erecting a cottage at their fishing headquarters. Announce Birth SOUTH ROXANA. — Mr. and Mrs. Edward Powers, Illinois ave nue, South Roxana, are announcing the birth of a daughter at 2:35 a m. Wednesday at the family home The baby weighed seven pounds and eight ounces and has been named Brenda Kay. Roxana. Notes ROXANA. — Miss Phyllis Venable, daughter of Mr. and Mrs James Venable, Elm street, departed Monday to resume her studies at the University of Illinois. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Taylor, Gary, Ind., spent the holidays with Mrs Taylor's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Haverstick and family, Elm street. Miss Joyce Haverstick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Haverstick Elm street, is spending a few days in Jerseyvllle with-Mr. and Mrs John B. Taylor, sr. Mrs. Gladys Grizzle, Thomas street, was admitted to St. Jos eph's Hospital Tuesday for medl cal treatment. Mrs. Grizzle ha been ill at the family home for sev eral days. Cpl. Gene McGill, son of Mrs Ethel McGill, West Second street is spending a 10 day furlough here from Camp Lee, Va. His wife, the former Miss Imogene Hubbartt, ar rived for the holidays ta visit he mother, Mrs. Leland Hubbartt ian< family of Elm street, and will re turn to Virginia with her husbanc Miss Faye Franklin, daughter o Mr. , and Mr& Walter Franklin West Fourth street, has resumed her studies at Alton Memorial Hos pltal school of nursing after a five day holiday. Mr. and Mrs, Thomas Frey Duane DeCota, and Norvill Mill have returned to Champaign where the men are students at the Unl Baptists Install At Cottage Hills •ck Dorris Heads Sunday School COTTAGE HILLS, Jan. 5 — At nnual watch night services New 'ear's eve, members of the Cot- age Hills Baptist Church Installed he following officers to serve dur- ng the. coming year. Sunday school officers Installed vere Jack Dorrls, superintendent; ttrs. Elbert Tedrlck, secretary, and Mrs. Bessie Hueneger, pianist. Church officers were Warren Jrown, four-year deacon; Raymond Ihoades, treasurer; Mrs. Andrew Duty, clerk; Mrs. Frank Dluquld, missionary chairman; Elbert. Ted' Ick, senior BYPU sponsor; Mrs. Bessie Hueneger, assistant senior BY.PU sponsor; Mrs. Jack Dorrls, unlor -BYPU sponsor; Mrs. Bessie lueneger, pianist; Oscar Ham' mond, chairman of ushers; Ray' mond Rhoads, Warren Brown, and Oscar Hammond, financial committee. Cottafl* Mills Note* COTTAGE HILLS—Mrs. Henry ROM was moved to her home Saturday from Wood River Township Hospital. Mrs. Rose is bedfast and s being cared for by her daugh .er, Mrs. William Downey. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bick and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Turnboaugh vere Sunday Visitors at the home of Mr.- and Mrs. Harry Turn beaugh. Mrs. Mae Darty has returned to her home in Carllnville after visit- ng with Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dorrls. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Colston visited Monday afternoon with their daughter, Mrs. Harry Snell. Elmer Carr, Alton, and Miss Mazle Klrkpatrick, Winchester visited Sunday at the home of Cart's brother, Bill Carr and fam . u Mr. and Mrs. ,Alvin Lewis and sons, Forest Homes, were dinner guests Sunday at. the home oi Mrs. Lewis' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Diuquid. Mr. and Mrs. William Timpe attended an tavitational dance Saturday evening in Roodhouse. Novelist* Cfot Tip* There will never be a great novel about Ulster until someone get down to the job of gettln| the souls of Ulster people onto the page instead of just their dialect, F. Y. Green, author ("Odd Man Out"), told Northern Ireland people on a recent visit to Belfast. Most young writers, Green said, go wrong because they d< not know their Ulster people wel enough They use hackneyei plots and overdo dialect Instead of going out in searah of charae* ter Brusselbachs of JejtseyviUe Achieve Record for Longevity Sausage Beats Kisses NUENBERG — UP) — When a woman lost f bet at a party here she had the choice of kissing al the men present or eating three pounds of sausage. She chose tht sausage. Methuselah Detcendantt? JERSEWtLLE, Jan.R. (Special) —The family of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brusselbach, Jersey•Hie, has an almost unbelievable ecord for longevity and long-time vedding anniversaries. The slogan "It's hard to kill a Brusselbach" has become a faml- iar phase among members of the clan. Mrs. Frank Drury, Jerseyvtlle, Is he "baby" of the family and she and Mr. Drury will mark their 'Ifty-second Wedding anniversary March 16. Mrs. Drury Is 76 and Mr. Drury will be 78 in July. Mr. and Mrs. Drury and their son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Bryan Caffery, Jerseyvllle, went to St. Louis Sunday to attend he celebration of the fifty-eighth wedding anniversary of "on* of the older girls" of Mrs. Drury's family and her husband. They art Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Koenlg who are now 88 and 78 years old respectively. The oldest sister of the "girls" and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Koenlg, University City, celebrated their seventy-third wedding anniversary In September, 1949. She Is 91 and Mr. Koenlg is 98. About two years ago Mrs, Koentg fell and fractured her hip, but true :o the sturdy background of the Brusselbach family, sen recovered from the injury. In a short time the other leg became afflicated with varicose veins and finally am* putatlon of the member was found necessary. This, however, has fail ed to "slow up a Brusselbach" and Mrs. Koenlg goes about and enjoys herself with the rest ot the family- Mrs. Betty Arbuckle, another sister, is 89. Her husband is now dead, but before his death the couple celebrated their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary. A brother of this long-lived family, Henry Brusselbach, named for the father of the family, Is also living in St, Louis and is' enjoying life at the age of 82 years. A Flying Professor CHAMPAIGN, 111. — (ffl —Earl Strong, director of the Business Management Service of the University of Illinois, often has breakfast at his horne here, lunch in Chicago, and dinner in Springfield, the state capitol. He is home again in time for a midnight snack. He uses one of the university's fleet of 34 airplanes to get to speaking appointments on schedule. Men in the University's Institute of Avia tlon believe that without the air service It would require three equally qualified men to do the same job. Mild Miami Bwtch Weather Bureau records show Miami Beach Is blessed with mild temperatures averaging 70.3 de grees during December, January and February, when moat of the nation is buried in snow. • versity of Illinois. Frey Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Frey, Doer avenue. Mrs. Frey IB the daughte of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Overby, Velma avenue, South Roxana, De* Cota is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John DeCota, Smith avenue, South Roxana, and Mills Is the son of Mr, and Mrs. John Mills, West First street. Mrs. Ethel' McGill of West Second street, her son and daughter- in-law, Cpl. and Mrs. Eugene Me- Gill, Camp Lee, Va., and Mrs. Lora Mitchell, Wood 'River, returned Tuesday from Marlssa where they visited Mrs. Ethel McGlll's son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Mc- Glll and other relatives, and with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jewel at Tilton. 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