Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 6, 1950 · Page 5
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 5

Alton, Illinois
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Friday, January 6, 1950
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FRIDAY, JANUARY I, 1950 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PA01 Coffee-Tea Battle Brewing By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK, (*)—A battle of beverage* Is shaping up for next year. A price-supply-demand tangle around the world, mixed in with-currency juggling aboard, give* the chance to test the American taste for coffee or tea as Its favorite hot and stimulating cup. Coffee men insist high prices won't change a coffee drinker's habits. They plan to try to get Americans to drink more coffee, In spite of radically higher prices, to do this, they'll have to outbid Europeans for the bean. Tea men, jubilant that their product has held fairly steady in price since the summer of 1948, after rising 44 percent above prewar days, are planning a drive next month to Induce Americans to switch from coffee to tea. What are American hot beverage habits now? Apparently, about five to one for coffee. Americans consume 2. 6 billion pounds of coffee a year—enough for about 100 billion cups. The roasters think that figure should grow to 3.9 billion pounds—more than 150 billion cups—despite recent crop declines in Brazil. European consumption this year is estimated at less than a billion pounds, and is expected to drop next year under the weight of price. Americans import less than 100 million pounds of tea a year— that makes about 20 billion cups, the Tea Bureau, Inc., says, If brewed properly. The bureau says that so far this year the sale of tea has advanced 8 percent over last. But the big season is in summer. Tea prices, steady since 1947, might have gone up again this fall, tea men say, expect for the British pound devaluation. American tastes and ability to pay high prices probably will determine the probable course of coffee prices and supplies, according 'to the retiring president of the National Coffee Association of America, George V. Robbins, chief buyer of green coffee for General Foods Corp. "Although there is actually no shortage of coffee supplies at the present," Robins says, "there are two distinct periods ahead during which an actual shortage of coffee can occur—May or June of 1950, and February to June, 1951. "There will be no shortage of coffee for consumers in the United States, for the American public has the income necessary to compete with other consuming countries for the coffee it wants. It merely depends on how- much the consumer is willing to pay to continue drinking coffee." Einstein Can't Understand Taxes By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK—(fl»>—Albert Einstein ii a man who plumbs the secrets of the atom and the universe—and yet can't understand an Income tax blank. It is a measure of the humljity of the greatest living mathematician that he cheerfully'admitted in 1944 he had to call in a tax expert to help him figure how much he owes Uncle Sam. Bu*t money always has been a matter of comparative indifference to this "scientist's scientist." he once used a $1500 check from the Rockefeller Foundation as a bookmark—and lost the book. He gave his 1921 Nobel Prize award mon^v to charity. Now at 70 Einstein, regarded by many as the finest mind of our time, has crowned a noble life with a new theory of gravitation and science, in time, will have to choose between the theories of Einstein and those of Newton. The theory of relativity, postulated by Einstein in 1905 at the scientific world. That controversy age of 26, first shocked the seemed a lot of hullaballoo to the average man then. It seemed to touch him not at all. But the atom bomb is a by-product of that theory—and today it touches the life of every one. Einstein's life has been a paradox. As a child he was regarded as backward. He is by nature a pacifist, yet his discoveries, led to the most terrible weapon yet devised—the atom bomb. "War seems to me a mean, contemptible thing," he once said. 'I would rather be hacked to pieces than take part in such an abominable business." He has been a devoted and eloquent fighter for freedom of inquiry and the dignity of man. "Let every men be respected as an individua! and no man idolized," he said In modest objection the adulation accorded him. "It is an irony of fate that I myself have been the recipient of excessive admiration and respect from my fellows through no fault of my own." Elnstelri takes In good temper the jokes on his absent-mlndeness —he sometimes has to be reminded to put on shoes when he leaves his study—and his fondness for wearing old clothes. When his wife on one occasion objected to his baggy look, he quoted her Splnza: "It would be a sad situation if the bag was . better than the meat wrapped In It'." British Work for India NEW DELHI, India - UP* There are 277 British officers In India's Army, Navy and Alrforce, Defense Minister Sardar Baldev Singh told the legislative assembly. About 100 British civilian o« fleers art also employed. A five year job of deepening and shortening the Sues Canal to handle big new tankers has been started. About a sixth of Los Angeles' dally water supply comes from the Parker Dam, MARACON INDICTED — John Maragon, indicted on counts of perjury, spends an evening with his wife in iheir McLean, Va. home. The one-time Kansas City bootblack who became a White House intimate, was accused of lying to a Senate subcommittee investigating "influence peddlers" or "five percenters." He could serve as much as 40 years in jail, if convicted.—NBA Telephoto. Children May Sleigh on Old Job's Hill at East Alton EAST ALTON, Jan. 6—Al Foster, recreational director, announced that old Job's Hill road, beginning at. Hanner to the top of the hill, will be blocked off this afternoon following dismissal of school, so that children may use the hill for sleighing. Foster said "the hill will also be blocked off to traffic, Saturday and Sunday, and any other afternoon while ice remains on the hill. Foster stressed night sleighing is forbidden on the hill because of insufficient lighting in the area. Residents of the area immed- itely south 'of Job's Hill, especially on Rldgeway street, have been concerned over the number of children sleighing on that street, which has a sharp turn at the bottom of the hill. There is also a pile of dirt at the bottom of the hill and beyond this a ditch left by recent placing of water mains. Girl Scout Troop Meet* EAST ALTON — Intermediate Girl Scout Troop 30 met Thursday evening' at the home of the leader, Mrs. Verda Ford, 332 West drive, for its first lesson in home nursing and first aid. Members of this troop are also observing the sixth Girl Scout law by placing crumbs and feed outside for birds and other animals during icy weather. Present at the meeting were Shirley Bohn, Pat Came, Sandra Coppage, Lavonda Clem, Nancy Dugger, Carol Ford, Benita Franklin, Carol Ruth Hull, Carol Knupp, Carol Ann Lawton, Wanda Pritchard, Carol Reeder, Shirley Roose, Joann Rosencrans, Marilyn Scheibe, Sharon Smith, Elva Travis, and Mary Jo Wimberly. Troop 30 Is sponsored by the Junior Woman's Club. Relative Die* in Texa* EAST ALTON—Miss JMary Dixon, 151 East drive, received word, Thursday, of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. A. W. Dixon, Harlington, Tex. The body will be brought to Albion, 111., where the funeral will be held. Arrangements are Incomplete at the present time. Mrs. Dixon was an aunt to Mrs. Mary M. Fuller, Miss Grace Etheridge, and Mrs. Lydia Smith, also of 151 East drive. Honor Joyce Tchoukaleff EAST ALTON—The Junior Girls Sunday school class of the First Baptist Church honored one of its members, Joyce Tchoukaleff, with a going-away party, Thursday! afternoon, in the social room of the church. Joyce is moving with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Tchouka- less, 600 Monroe, to Detroit, Mich. After the presentation of going- away gifts, a short business session of the class was held and new officers were elected, including Jean Barnett, president; Mary Jo Fife, vice-president; JoAnn Ashbaker, secretary; Judy Terpen- Ing, assistant secretary; Betty Barry, treasurer, and Donna • Ballard, assistant treasurer. Mrs. Loren, Wilson is the teacher of the class. Refreshments were served. / Attend MUsouri Funeral EAST ALTON. — Mrs. Merle Havelka and Wayne Counten, East Alton, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Richey and daughter, Janet, Alton, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Hayes and daughter, Marilyn, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Strohbeck and daughter, Melba, Wood River, attended the funeral of Adolph Havelka, Monday, at Owensville, Mo. Havelka, the brother of Mrs. Pauline White, 222 McCasland, died Dec. 30, at Lutheran Hospital, St. Louis. Mrs. White was called to Owensville, last week, to be with a sister who resided with Havelka. The sister, Mrs. Mary Tayloe, is suffering from a heart condition. Glenda Pilti Returns Home EAST ALTON. — Glenda Sue Piltz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Piltz, 303 McCasland, was returned home, Thursday afternoon, from Children's Hospital, St. Louis, where she had been a patient for the past two weeks. Glenda Sue, who also observed her first birthday on the day she returned from the hospital, had been a patient at Wood River TownsJiip HosplCfel 10 day» prior to entering the St. Louis hoslptal. Her condition is considerably Improved, according to relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Piltz were uncer- .ain they could bring Glenda S'e dome In time for her birthday, jecause of icy condition of the roads and coid weather. Mr. and Mrs. Piltz were Informed that 25 more Infants were o enter the hospital yesterday. Buck Burn Right Way LAKE CITY, Fla.—OPl—A big buck with fine head of antlm dashed through a residential area and' straight across the county^ Ine—out of the territory where" iimters are plentiful and Into Columbia County Game Sanctuary. Cage Tourney Next Week At East Alton EAST ALTON, Jan. 6 — An Invitational basketball tournament will be held Wednesday through Saturday of next week at Lincoln gymnasium. Teams taking part in the tournament will include Bethalto Junior High, East Junior High, Alton; Roosevelt Junior High, Alton; Louis Baer Junior High, Madison; Nameoki Junior High, Nameokl; Hartford Junior High; Roxana Junior High; Wood River Junior High, and East Alton Junior High. Game time has been set for 7 p.m. Hot dogs and other food items will be sold by band parents during the tournament. Tickets for the tournament may be bought for 50 cents. Single session for adults will be 35 cents and for school children 25 cents. Mr*. Hunter Stephan* Dies EAST ALTON.—Relatives here were informed of the death of Mrs. Hunter Stephens, Thursday at 11:40 a. m., at Havana, 111. Mrs. Ruth Morrison and Mr. and Mrs. Tricey Hensley were called to Havana, Tuesday morning, because of the grave condition of Mrs. Stephens, who was a sister to Mrs. Morrison and to Hensley. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. from the Hurley funeral home and interment will take place at Havana. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morrison, 823 Cherry, and Mrs. Bertha Curry, 411 Brown street, will go to Havana Sunday morning to attend the funeral. Miss Travis Entertain* EAST ALTON. — Miss Betty Travis recently entertained several guests at her home, 638 Bow- East Alton Library Loam 1342 Books During December EAST ALTON, Jan. 6—A report issued by Mrs. Harold McDonald, librarian, shows 1342 books were circulated during December. The amount Is an Increase of 52 over December a year ago. A total of 10 new registrations for the month was recorded, including two adults and eight juvenile. Eighteen new books were added to the shelves during the month, three of which were adults and 15 juvenile. Twenty-one adult borrowers cards were withdrawn from the files as were three juvenile borrowers. Four adult and two juvenile books were withdrawn from circu- intion flue to their condition. New fiction books listed by Mrs. McDonald Include "The Evening and the Morning," Virginia Sorensen; "Strong Citadel," Katharine N. Burt; "Morning is for Joy," Ruth L. Hill; "Wilderness Nurse," Marguerite M. Marshall; "The Happy Tree," Sheila Kaye-Smith; "Go Fight City Hall," Ethel Rosenberg; "Playtime is Over," Clyde B. Davis, and "Tomorrow We Reap," Street and Childers. Non-fiction books include "The Seven Storey Mountain," Thomas Merton; "Especially Father," Gladys Taber; and "Cheaper by the Dozen," Gilbreth and Carey. "Spin Your Web' Lady," Richard and Frances Lockridge; and "Family Skeleton," Doris M. Disney, are listed as fiction mystery stories. New juvenile and young peoples books added during the month are "A Sunday with Judy," F. Friedman; "Tree of Freedom," Rebecca Daudill; "Little Long Rifle," Edd W. Parks; "The Davenports and Cherry Pie," Alice Dalgliesh; "Backboard Magic," Howard M. Brier: "The Black Stallion and Satan," Walter Farley, and "Handy of the Triple S," Genevieve T. Eames. ' East Alton Notes EAST ALTON. — Ray Wilson has resumed his studies at Illinois State Normal University, after spending the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Laren Wilson, 519 Lincoln. The Rev. and Mrs. William F. Bohn spent and family, Monday at 204 Monroe, White Hall, guests of the Rev. Bohn's brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. and Mrs. Ben Bohn and daughter, Virginia. Alice Bohn, daughter of the Rev. and , Mrs. William F. Bohn, who had been visiting overnight In White Hall, returned to her home here with her parents. man, assisted by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Travis. Guests included Barbara Fife, John DiPaolo, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Miller, Geneva Greenwalt, Elbert Kimmel, Phyllis Hoots, Jimmy White, Kenneth Baldwin, Donna Mowery, Eva Fay Cannedy, Marcel Zisit, Joyce Wilker, Donald Glassey, Mrs. Lloyd Greenwalt, Mr. and Mrs. B. Travis, Janet Baldwin, Elva Travis, Bobby Campbell, and Sandra Greenwalt. Twelfth Night Ceremony Tonight at East Alton EAST ALTONTjan. 6 - Many Christmas trees have been taken to the playground and placed on a pile south of the ball diamond by residents of this community for the Twelfth Night ceremony this evening. The burning is slated to take place at 7:30 p. m. under the sponsorship of the Dad's Club. Members of the Dad's Club will be present to maintain order and safety during the burning ceremony. Mayor Otto Brazier has asked all children of the village to round up trees that thnt have not been collected and bring them to the playground so they may be disposed of. Car Thief Acts Hole While police held back crowds watching a film being shot in Rome's Pinz/a Navona, a well- dressed man walked to a gleam- Ing new cnr, entered it and drove away. When a woman rushed from the door of a hairdresser's shop and screamed: "Thief, thief! My Car!" the crowd enjoyed the scene immensely. But a film director went up to a policeman and said: "Hey — do something— that woman has really lost her Husbands Eat Too Much A three-day fast once a month was prescribed as a means towards longer life, by Dr. Josiah Oldfield, in London. It is ingrained in every wife that her first duty is to feed her man, the doctor said, and this is quite right- but she thinks men need much food and grieves if her husband hasn't "a good appetite." What the body needs is a small amount of many substances — not too much waste matter — he said. The Rev. Ben Bohn is pastor of the White Hall Baptist Church. Mrs. Elizabeth Richardson, 117 North Pence, has returned to her home after spending a week visiting friend* at Rock Island. Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Smith and son Robert, 618 Broadway, haVe returned home after spending the New Year's weekend with Mrs. Smith's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lewis, Chicago. Capt. and Eugene H. Wanner and infant daughter, Nancy Sue, have returned to their home in Lincoln, Neb., aftei' spending the holidays here with Capt. Wanner's parents, Mr. and Mrs F. M, Sanders, 223 Bowman, . Miss Jane Fry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fry, Broadway, has returned from a visit with her aunt in St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Randall Sobotka, and son, Stephen, and daughter, Susan, Republic, Mo., are visiting at the home of Mrs. Sobotka's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Tracy, 500 Oak drive. Saturday, 9:30 to 9 TURYSALE! Insulated All-Weather JACKETS •14' • Wind, snow, rain repellent 1 • Scientifically insulated with quilted virgin wool lining! • Tailored for Freedom of Actionl • Combined cotton outer shell t • Natural tan. • Sites 38 to 46. Storm SURCOATS '19" • Mouton Collar! ^ • Insulated Flame Alpaca Lined! • Cotton outer shell! • Wind. Rain, Snow repellent I • Brown, green. • Sites 36 to 46. Main Floor. Lyttoii's 'Lytton's {9«ftii»sf*r/» *• remendous Reductions Year 'Ro«nd Now Only FUR LINED Zip Coats The warmest eootJ for (h« coldest days . • • Amaiing values, at this exceptionally low price. Wool Broadcloths. Gabardines, Suedes. Tweeds, with warm fur sip linings. (Also wool or leather linings.) New styles, new colors. Misses'. Juniors', • Women's Sites. Fine Forstmann and Mliard cloth and Imported tweed alp llnei coato Greatly Reduced! tytton's MID-CENT^ Now mt m loir price? •59 ALL WOOL GABARDiNM Calendar 'round coat — with timeless lines — the classic Season Skipper Ardmore. The patented all wool lining buttons in or out, sleeves and all, to match the weather, Black, brown, green, gray, 'or navy. Sixes 10 to 20, 9 to 17. Other Gmbmrdim* 9fA (• $13* Lyttonfe f

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