Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 9, 1950 · Page 5
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 5

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, January 9, 1950
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MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 1950 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE FIVE Albrfcht Opening At Wood River 4000 Persons at Chevrolet Display WOOD RlVEtt, Jan. 9. — Approximately 4000 persons attended (he all-day grand opening of Al* brecht Chevrolet, Inc., 222 Alton- Edwardsville road, staged from 8 a. m. to 9 p. m., Saturday, As a feature of the grand open ing activities, a television set was awarded Frank Craft, St. Anne, Mo., and 12 lubrication jobs and 12 brake adjustments will be given other visitors of the day. Unusual of the displays was a tandem drive truck with (our* wheel rear drive, as well as a com plete display of truck-equipment. The new fire engine of Hartford also was shown. Eight 1950 Chevrolets were on display and auto matlc transmission introduced. The Albrecht Chevrolet, Inc., moved to the new location Aug. 27 from their building at 473 Wood River avenue. The new building contains a 6000 square foot shop; 2500 square foot parts department, and about 2000 square foot office and show room space. The building measures 100 by 100 feet with a 28 by 40 foot extension, and Is located on land, known as the ' Mclntosh tract, which was annexed by the city January, 1949. The unusual show room protrudes from the building in a bubble effect. It Is built on the ground and the floor can be seen from the highway. The new location has a frontage of 450 feet on the Edwardsville road, Including a used car lot and parking facilities. The property extends 268 feet on the west, 270 feet on the south and 175 feet on the east. Hellrung Construction Co. was general contractor for the building and Leo H. Turk handled the architectural work. Included in the building are structural steel, brick curtain walls, steel sashes and the large display window. An aluml num valance spans .the top of the building. The large service and body shop contains new Alemite lubrication equipment; twin post lubrication hoist to service any. size vehicle; twin post hoists for mechanical service as well as Bear alignment and Sun motor analysis equipment; complete machine shop facilities and an enclosed painting booth. C. W. Albrecht is president of the corporation. K. E; Bartels is sales manager; L. E. Tedrick, used car sales manager; H. C. Boyd, truck manager; Wann Stonecipher, service manager; Robert Sheppard, shop foreman and Harry Scoggins, parts manager. School Officials Meet WOOD RIVER, Jan. 9.—"Busi ness-Industry Education Day" was discussed by superintendents of schools of Wood River township and Alton who met Saturday with representatives of the two' chambers of commerce of the area. Still in the planning stage, BIE day is a phase of a public relations program designed to pro mote civic pride and understanding among residents of the area, through the cooperation of Greater Alton Association o£ Commerce, the Wood River Township Chamber of Commerce and Alton District Manufacturers Association. Tuesday noon, the public relations committee will meet at Alton and enlarge on the program before setting a date. School officials from Wood River township present were Charles Gabbert, superintendent at East Alton, A. Edson Smith and Harry Smith, principal and assistant principal of East Alton-Wood River Community High School; and Latham Harris and Sydney Frey, principals of Roxana schools. Also present were County Supt. George Wilkins and his assistant Aaron "Brian. Wanda Resident* Thank Workers WOOD RIVER — Residents of Wanda, who were in danger of a flood and whose homes were flooded previously when the levee broke, extend thanks to persons from surrounding towns who helped hold the levee last week and to those who served sandwiches and coffee to the workers. Remove Christmas Trees WOOD RIVER — Trees used for Christmas decorations in the downtown area over the holidays were removed Sunday by Russell Bell, executive secretary of the Wood River Township Chamber of Commerce, and Roy Adams of Adams Florists. Many of the trees were frozen in the containers and were placed along Madison avenue to thaw out so the containers may be used next year. _ ur firm has been in business for more than eight decades, and we feel that this simple fact is ample evidence that our service has been approved by local people. MfKM HOIKS lintu/aaceService " NiTOn GODFREY FOX HUNTERS SUCCESSFUL—Seven foxes were bagged Saturday on two forays against the predators. Here is a group of the hunters taken at-the community center after their last hunt.—Staff photo. ALBRECHT CHEVROLET IN NEW QUARTERS-rNew building of the Wood River distributor of Chevrolet was formally opened to public view Saturday. It is located at 222 Alton-Edwardsville road, opposite the hospital, and in connection with the open house displayed the 1950 model cars. According to officials more than 1500 persons came to the open house celebration, and many floral pieces were displayed. Chamber Plans For Expansion AtWood River WOOD RIVER, Jan. 9. — Extending the Wood River Township Chamber of Commerce to a township basis, so that various communities comprising such a unit may br best served, concerned the Chamber's executive committee' which met Friday. The committee concluded that the first step is the appointment of committee* from the various communities to participate in. all Chamber activities and secondly, the appointment of special committees to carry on any specific work characteristic of the area and having the support of the entire Chamber of Commerce. Jan. 18, the executive board will meet with mayors of the surrounding communities, including East Alton, Roxana, Hartford, Bethalto and other areas, to further study the Chamber's expansion. The Chamber's membership drive for 1950 will be launched at a combined open-forum general membership meeting, Jan. 30, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Club. It will be limited to Chamber members and conducted in a town hall meeting style to give members a chance to express themselves. Officers for 1950 also are to be elected. Ottwells Return WOOD RIVER.—Mr. and Mrs. Sigel Ottwell, who have spent the past 10 months In Brownsville, Tex., because of Mrs. Ottwell's health, returned to their home, 447 Whitelaw avenue, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Jones, who occupied, the 'Ottwell residence in their absence have moved to Alton. Ottwell resumed his duties as an em- ploye of the Standard Oil Co. two weeks ago. They were guests at the home" of their son-in-law and Mrs. until Lloyd their daughter, Mr. and Lueking, Hartford, house was vacated. Fidelii to Meet WOOD RIVER. — Mrs. Estell Burney will be assistant hostess at the regular -monthly meeting of the Fidelis class of the First Evangelical United 'Brethren Church at the home of Mrs. Leonard Smith, 113 South Olive street, Hartford, at 7:30 p. nt.,' Tuesday. Mrs. John Hamilton will be In charge of devotions, Pythian Sisters to Rehearse WOOD RIVER.—Final preparations for the public installation of officers, Jan. 24, will be made and a rehearsal of officers and staff members will be staged at the regular semi-monthly meeting of the Esther Temple of Pythian Sisters at the IOOF hall at 7:30 p. m., Tuesday. Wood River Temperance Groups Discuss Liquor WOOD RIVER, Jan. 9. — "The Reasons Why the Sale of Liquor is Not a Legitimate Business" was the subject discussed by members o£ the Youth's Temperance Council at its regular monthly meeting at the Methodist 1 Church, Saturday afternoon. The three classes of the Loyal Temperance Legion also met at the Methodist Church Saturday afternoon and class one was entertained with the story o£ "Mrs. Gray Bunny and Her Children" while the other classes made scrap books illustrating the contrast between the "gracious home" advertised by the liquor business and the "truly gracious home" of the Christian family. Miss Janet Eckman accompanied group singing with her accordian. Mrs. Opal Thompson presented an original poem entitled "Our Flag". The program closed with a spelling bee directed by Linda Schuler. Both organizations are branches of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Guild with Mrs. Maschmeier WOOD RIVER. — "Citizenship" will be the topic presented by Mrs. Fred Berry at the regular monthly meeting of the Evening guild of the St. John Evangelical and Reform Church at the home of Mrs. William Maschmeier, 653 Acton avenue, at 7:30 p. m., Wednesday. League at Andrew* Horn* WOOD RIVER.—The Rev. N. L. Wolff will present the topic study at the meeting of the St. Paul Lutheran Church Missionary League at the home of Mrs. Glenn Andrew,s, 9 Shell Terrace, at 1:30 p. m., Tuesday. Library Receives Book* WOOD RIVER — Fifteen new books, including five non-fiction, five fiction, and five juvenile, were received by the Wood River Pub- lir Library during the past week, Miss Thelma Juhlln, librarian, announced today. Non-fiction books Include "American Adventure," by Broadus Mitchell; "Science Subjects Made Easy," by Henry Thomas; "A Measure for Greatness," by David O. Woodbury; "My Faith Looks Up," by Russell Dicks, and "American Heartwood," by Donald Curl- ross Peattie. Fiction books Irving Fineman; are "Ruth" by "Rogue's March," by Maristan Chapman; "Knight's Gambit," by William Faulkner; "Gentian Hill," by Elizabeth Goudge, and* "Islands of Unwis- dom," by Robert Graves. Juvenile books Include "Make It and Ride It," by C. J. Maginley; "Ghost of Garnet Lodge" Dy Frances Duncombe; "The Two Arrows," by Cornelia Meigs; "Es- TUESDAY! WEDNESDAYI 20-QALLON GAS AUTOMATIC HOT WATER HEATER A (ferity Tkrifi IjMCMlJ cape to Danger," by Edward Hungerford; and "Apple Tree Cottage" by Virginia Voight. Birthday Pupils WOOD RIVER.—Susan Sample, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Sample, 339 South Central avenue, was unable to atend kindergarten the day of her sixth birthday, Wednesday, because of illness, so her classmates at the Lincoln School Kindergarten sang the birthday song to her over the telephone. When she returned to school Thursday, the class celebrated with her and Mrs. Sample served refreshments to the children. Friday marked the sixth birthday of Janet Sue Farthing, another Lincoln School Kindergarten pupil, and her wish for a big birthday cake and candles was granted. Before the refreshments were served at the morning session of the kindergarten by Janet's mother, Mrs Audrey Farthing, fi04 Hamilton boulevard, the pupils sang songs while Janet sat in the "birthday chair." To Plan Card Party WOOD RIVER.—Plans for the public card party being given by the Women of the Moose at the hall, Feb. 10, will be discussed at the regular meeting of the group at the hall at 8 p. m. Tuesday. Roy C. Carter, 60, Delhi, Dies JERSEYVILLE, Jan. 9 (Special) —Funeral services for Roy Clinton Carter, 60,' Delhi, who died Sunday at 11:30 a. m. will be conducted Tuesday at 3:30 p. m. at Jacoby funeral home by the Rev. Gerald Grotey, pastor of First Baptist Church. Burial will be In Carter cemetery. Friends may call at. the funeral home after 7 p. m. today. Mrs. Henkel, 84, Dies at Jersey .TKRSEYVILLE, Jan, 9 (Special) —Mrs. Fannie Vrome Henkel, widow of Charles Henkel, died Sunday at 3:ir> a. m. at her home, 505 South Lafayette, as she was Hearing her eighty-fifth birthday anniversary. A life-long resident of Jerseyville, Mrs. Henkel, a daughter ot the late Henry and Mathilda Baron Vorhees, was born Jan, 19, 1864. Funeral will be conducted Tuesday nt 2 p, m. at Jacoby funeral home by the Rev. Dale Harmon. Burial will be In Oak Grove cemetery. The body Is at the funeral home where friends may call. Her only survivors are nieces and nephews. In t he 17th century, Swiss watch' makers frequently made timepieces in the shapes of dogs, lions, rabbits, pigeons and other animals. Cater, a widower, is survived by a sister, Mrs. Pearl Dabbs, Jerseyville, and four half-brothers, John, Madison; Clarence Lapel, Ind., Raymond, Ferguson, Mo., and James, Indianapolis. Firemen, Nuns Tell of Blaze Death Toll in Davenport Fire Put at 40 DAVENPORT, Ia. ( Jan. 9. Firemen who carried out the dead and nuns who weft over the charred bodies were 10 lell their stories today of Saturday's hospital mental ward (Ire. The death total officially had been set at 40 by Coroner C. H. Wlldman, as state and local (Ire o(flcinls launched their Investigation Into rausc of the tragic blaze, The Investigators hoped for clues from those who heard the women patients scream and saw them vainly claw heavy Iron bars on their windows before sinking out ot sight to die in the ruins of the 81-year-old psychiatric building at Mercy Hospital. Fire Chief Lester Schlcls said cause of the early morning fire may never be learned. But a discarded clgaret stub and defective wiring were among speculated causes. Wlldmnn reported that -10 worn- en died In the fire after a tour of six mortuaries with nuns and a nurse's aide from the hospital I staff. He said that with their help and hospital records, 19 bodies had been Identified, and 14 tentatively identified. Others probably will never be identified, he said. Only 38 bodies were recovered, but Wlldman said it had been definitely ascertained that two other bodies are in the ruins. All but one of the dead were patients. The non-patient was Mrs. Anna Neal, 55, of Davenport, a nurse. She perished while trying to rescue some of the Inmates. Of 24 saved, only one Is reported In critical condition. She Is Mrs. Ruth Finnerty, of Ottumwa, who was found sitting In the wreckage covered by Ice from spraying fire hoses. Before the investigation got un- dar way Schick asserted that state fire laws lacked teeth and that the state • fire marshal's office is merely a "political plum." He said he wiun't referring to iny one In* dividual In the office. Schick reiterated an earlier statement that a sprinkler system had been recommended for the three-story structure and other older buildings of Mercy Hospital. He said a sprinkler system would have prevented loss of life and would have kept the fire under control until firemen were nble to lay hoses. The fire chief said first fire companies on the scene had keys to padlocks on the window bare, but added that "In many cases ft was quicker to use an ax." 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Price 12 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH LOOK You Can Buy A USED Guaranteed REFRI8ERATOR FOR 25 PER PAY PUT YOUR QUARTER IN THE METER NO DOWN PAYMENT COME IN AND LET US EXPLAIN IT TO YOU Each quarter you put in the meter appliM to your account. When your account to paid the meter it removed refrigerator it your*, LANDLOIOS - Your • would HLion REFMIGERATIOn IM C. Broadway Dial 8-772J I ROBERTS MOTORS FEATURE PRESENTATION! THE NEW.. DESOTO On Display . . . First Public Showing Tuesday. Jan. 10 ^^jjffitk SERVICE THE SIGN OF BETTER SERVICE... It's exciting and it'i ALL NEW, from bumptr to bumper. It has tiptoe hydraulic shift and fluid drive , . . High compression Power-Master engine ... . new bigger brakes . . . feother-light steering . . . weotherproof ignition . . . Come in. Arrange to drive it ot your convenience. ROBERTS MOTORS, Inc. YOUR WOOD RIVIR DISOTO- PLYMOUTH WHIR 200 W. PMCUSON AVE. WOOD RIVIR, ILL. ^ ****

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