Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 11, 1961 · Page 8
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Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, April 11, 1961
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PAGCDQHT ALTON EVENING TEUKMIAFH Next ACCA Artist Is Monticello Alumna Sortrf £«*»«—Crimp ^n ftrfrfw TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1 961 Area Youngsters Loved Civic Orchestra Concert Smith ?.• *•• vital (Corttm excels in she does, be it etst- I Ing. ddftclnj, or singing" Mates the Monticello College yearttt* for 1941, the year the tmetiMHonaJly-reeognized op.- era star graduated from the local women's college. Such praise for her many talents has continued to be told about soprano Phyllis Curtta who wtn close the Ait* Community Concert Association's 30th season Wednesday evening. Those who purchase next year's season ticket are I eligible to hear her as a bonus. Miss Curtin did not discover until after her college days that she had a career in the music world. However, in her days at MonticelJo. Phyllis Curtin was laying the groundwork for her brilliant professional career. Miss Curtin attended Monticello from 1938 until 1941, graduating from both the Preparatory School division and the College. She is described In yearbooks as an exceptional student, talented actress, and dancer, and a "good" singer. Her list of extra-curricular activities at Monticello is spectacular. She was president of the Student Body hi her senior year of college; a member of the Dance Club; the International Relations Club; the language Club: and the Chorus. Her Preparatory School ca- reer is also dotted with actlvt. ties including president of the Senior Class: Vice-President of the Student Council: Treasurer of the Sctewe Club: Treasurer of the Junior Classical Society of Illinois: and a member of the Dance Club: Recreational Association; and the Language Club. In her first year in College, Miss Curtin was president of the College Chorus, but nowhere is it recorded that she sang a shimmering soprano solo. Her applause then came from her acting ability as Emily Webb in "Our Town." The "Our Town" production was directed by Mrs. SolveiR Sullivan, then director of the Monticello drama department, and now director of the Alton Children's Theater. Miss Curtin led her Preparatory School graduating class in academic honors and repeated this title two years later as a college graduate. She was awarded an exchange scholarship to Rodean School in England because of her superior academic achievements, but could not use It because of World War U. Only once during her Monticello career is it recorded that Phyllis Curtin gave a recital. This was in her Junior year in the Preparatory School when she played the violin — she did not sing. She had studied the violin in her Va. of Clarksburg, W« She did not begin her formal voice training until after she had entered Wellesley College. Today Phyllis Curtin is applauded for her fine combination of singing and acting tal* ents on the operatic stage. Aft* er appearing In "Susannah" at the World's Fair In Brussels European critics hailed her as "a beautiful young Magnanl let loose upon the operatic stage." Howard Taubman of the New York Herald-Tribune wrote, "She is superb. She does what is so rarely done In any theater, combines singing and acting indivisiWy." Her career has been a meteoric rise since she first burst upon the operatic scene only six years ago. She has sung in concerts throughout the United States. Europe and South America. She has sung 26 operas from Mozart to Puccini and from Rossini to Richard Strauss. She made history by creating the leading roles In "Susannah" and "Wuthering Heights" both written especially for her. Perhaps her most sensational role was as "Salome" in which she danced the "Dance of the Seven Veils." Her exceptional achievements in the role were covered in a three- page article in Life Magazine. MISS MARY MARGARET CONNELL (Burjes-Roberts Photo) Community Service League Hears Justice Harry B. Hershey Mary Margaret Connell Plans Summer Wedding "Our very life and future depends on what kind of government exists in this country" Justice Harry B. Hershey, of the Illinois Supreme Court, told members of Alton Community Service League Monday afternoon at thoir meeting in Hotel Stratford. The speaker, a resident of Taykjrville, is a graduate of the University of Illinois and received his law degree from the University of Oiicago. He is serving his second term on the state supreme court. Mrs. Auguste Hershey, his daughter-in-law, introduced him. We must make no mistakes in government. Justice Hershey said. We must be determined to make our government work and to keep it a democratic one, he stated. Other countries hold us as an example of democracy, the speaker admonished, and the world depends on us and how we administer our government. During the business meeting the league voted a donation to the cancer fund in memory of the late Mrs. F. Edward Todd, one of its members who died last week. Six provisional members, who have completed required hours of service to the community, were received in»o full membership of the league. They are Mrs. Roy Adams, Mrs. John dark, Mrs. James H. Hull, Mrs. Harold Leddingham, Mrs. George B. Prout, and Mrs. John J. O'Neill. It was announced that almy crab trees will be delivered to residents on Elm street April 13. Anyone wishing to purchase trees may call Mrs. Robert Elliott or Mrs. Philip W. Jacoby on or before that date. The next meeing of the league will be held May 8, when luncheon will be served in Hotel Stratford. To Sing at Kiel John Helmkamp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Helmkamp of SVood River, was omitted from the list of students of Mrs. George Shanahan who will appear as choir boys in the Wednesday evening per- iormance ol "Tosca" in Kiel Auditorium. Two Local Men Among Resident Fellows at SID Mother's Helper IP VOL BE werrto* »b*«* Hi* pMsibiiitr 9l row ted- tier' toeUof Uouelf la tba totbrMW. eriw-erou two •trip* el sturdr tdh**iv» tap* *r«r UM holt U th* «df e of tfc* 4<*r. Tb*a, «« matter viut Uoi ef tek *M h»». •M «MMN* Hike tt work. Art t•« SM pai It •• vhe*. VM* ik* lick to •*•?»**. Steven A. Cbusley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Cousley, 608 E. 16th St., and Gerald Kost?r of Carrollton, are among 18 Southern Illinois University students selected for resident fellow positions in university housing. The new resident fellows were chosen to fill vacancies of graduates, and were selected from results of interviews and a written essay. All are excused from tuition fees or room and board. Resident fellows are men and women who serve as counselors, interpret school policy, take a full academic load and find time to sponsor residence hall social activities. Also included are the responsibilities of issuing late leaves, overnights, and locking up girls' halls. The resident fellows are placed in seven different areas of university housing. Charity Court Observes Friends 9 Night Friends' Night was observed Saturday evening by Charity Court. Order of Amaranth, Franklin Masonic Temple, with Miss Ruby Hankins, royal matron of Springfield Court, and William Spires, royal patron of Leighton Court. Decn- tur, presiding. Some 125 members and guests attended. Other guest officers filling elective stations were: M'"s. Marcus Dodge, Unity Court of Edwardsville, associate matron; John Bean, Lejghton Court, associate patron; George Searles, secretary; Richard Young, treasurer; Mrs. Louise Nantz, Springfield, conductress: Mrs. Lucille Minton. Leighton Court, associate Conductress; Fred Clausen, Ralph Richey and Mrs: George Searles. Trustees. Mrs. Marion Taylor, grand royal matron of the Order of the Amaranth of Illinois, was escorted to the throne and accorded a seat of honor. Officers of Charity Court introduced their friends and Mrs. Charles Davidson sang. After the meeting the guests were entertained in the dining room by the Senior Citi/pns' Kitchen Band. Mrs. Georue Lammers was in charge of decorations, which carried out the circus theme. Mrs. Ralph Bayley was chairman of the refreshment committee. The next meeting of Charity Court will be on May 13, when the grand royal matron of Illinois will make her official visit and a class of candidates will be initiated. Fashion Fact* The ostrich feather fan made a big comeback in the Pans collections. Quite often thpy're matched to obtrich-trimmud evening wraps. Paris shows brooches and necklaces made of shiny luo- querea grapes or cherries. They're even used to trim hau. Long'Hamil ton Betrothal Told MISS HAMILTON The engagement of Miss Bonita Kay Hamilton of East Alton, to Lonnie David Long of Greenfield, was announced recently at a party in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Springman of East Alton. Miss Hamilton, a graduate of Greenfield Community High School in 1960, is attending Southern Illinois University here, majoring in special education. Mr. Long, a graduate of the same high school in 1960, is employed by Paul Curtis Co. of Jacksonville. Church Circle Meets With Mrs. Burroughs "Light of the World" wns the topic of the program at a meeting of Circle One of Fnst Presbyterian Church Monday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Con ley H. Burroughs in Greenwood Meadows, Godfrey. The subject was taken from The Gospel According to St. John. A group discussion followed. Some 25 persons attended the meeting. It was announced that nylon hose for Japanese missions are being collected by the church women. They mav be broutiht to circle meetings or left at the church. Four women became new members of the circle. They are Mrs. Paul S. Cousley. Mrs. J. F Emons. Mrs. F. William Wankel, and Mrs. Lydia F. Acker. A guest for the day was Mrs. Leonard Boyd. Mrs. Donald Schwuchnw, Mrs. Pierce Smith and Mrs. Edward Lindsay have volunteered to represent Circle One to sew hospital gowns with the Women's Association. toe Home and World Missions. Co-hostesses for the nif^tisg were Mrs. D. h'. \V'a.ssf>n and Mrs Kenneth C'arslens. Alton Women's Eagles' Auxiliary will meet Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock in Union Temple. The engagement of Miss Mary Margaret Connell to Lawrence H. Carlson is being announced today. Miss Connell is the daughter of Mrs. • William Connel] of 1115 Diamond St.. and her fiance is the son of Mrs. Hazel Carlson of Little Valley, N.Y. The couple plans to be married this summer. Miss Connell, a graduate of Marquette High School, earned a bachelor of science degree from Illinois State Normal University, and did graduate work in education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is a teacher in the Roxana Junior High School. Mr. Carlson, a design engineer for Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Greenville, Pa., received a degree in civil engineering from Purdue Univer- fsity. St. Louis Area Bank Women Elect Altonians Election to office of two Alton women was announced Monday night during a dinner meeting of the Metropolitan St. Louis Branch of National Association of Bank Women. The group met in the St. I/uiis Room of Hotel Statler. Mrs. Harold Fritz was elected vice chairman, and Mrs. Joseph Cowan as treasurer. Elections were conducted recently by mail, and the women will take office in the fall. Miss Viola Welling, Mrs. Waldo Meyer and Miss Sue Miller, who were present at the dinner, will attend the Illinois state meeting of the NABW in Springfield on April 18. Other Alton area women attending the Monday meeting were Mrs. Lucille Husted and Miss Emma Sawyer. Illinois night will be a feature at the next dinner meeting in Augustine's Restaurant in Belleville, May 8. Travelogue Shoivn to Legion Women Pan - American and Child Welfare Night was observed by members of American Legion Auxiliary 126 Monday evening during a meeting :n the Legion Home. Mrs. Warren Lodge, Pan- American chairman, presented a narrative travelogue on Chile, designated this year a* the country to be studied by the auxiliary. Mrs. Joseph Ganter presented the child welfare program. Mrs. John Lefler, chairman of the rehabilitation committee, asked the women to bring cookies for Scott Field to the next meeting on May 8 in the hall. Mrs. Fred Tickner, poppy chairman, announced Memorial Poppy Days will be May 26 and 27, and the women placed an order for 5,000 veteran made poppies for the sale. Past presidents and secretaries will be honored at the Madison-Bond County CourvU meeting in Venice on April 19. Past presidents from Alton include Mrs. Harry Mahon?y, Mrs. Fred Tickoer, Mrs. Myrtle Dick, Mrs. Jesse Ho/1*nn and Mrg. Ralph Jackson. Past Alton secretaries to b» honored will be Mrs. Uittar Me- Coy and Mrs. Dick. Miller- Neuhaus Engagement MISS NEUHAUS The engagement of Miss Rickey Lou Neuhaus to Dart Miller has been announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Neuhaus of Hamel. Mr. Miller is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Miller of Worden. An early fall wedding is planned. Miss Neuhaus is a 1960 graduate of Edwardsville Hifch School, and attended Central Institute of Kansas City. She is employed in St. Louis. Mr. Miller, a 1957 graduate of Worden High School, is ali tending National Barber College in Springfield. Who's New Club Receives Neiv Members Mrs. William Crawford wus received as a new member of Alton Who's New Club during a luncheon meeting Monday in the Young Women's Christian Association. Mrs. Zoe Cooper. Mrs. John Johnson and Mrs. Harold Moore were winners in the bridge game. Canasta winners were Mrs. John Baker, Mrs. John Webb and Mrs. Pheron Pauls. Mrs. Laverne Bregenzer is chairman of the hostess committee for April. She is assisted by Mrs. Louis Wilkinson. Mrs. Victor Seibert, Mis. Grace Yost, Mrs. Earl Bockstruck, Mrs. Milton Huhertus, Mrs. Kenneth Feldon and Mrs. Lloyd Slaughter. The women will have their next luncheon meeting in the YWCA on April 24. Local Music Pupils Play in Granite City Alton students of Mrs. ReMy Bloodworth were among 26 musicians presented in a le- cital for piano and organ Sim- day in the Young Men's Christian Association in Granite City. Those appearing were Darla Sue Walton, Mickie Sullivan, Gail and Dennis Voegler, Mar. vin Boyer, Gail Alford, I «na Midyett, Mary Lou Slaughter, Carolyn Schneider, Kevin Knutt, Janice Reinhardt. Muii- lyn Renting, Fern William*, and Carol Kessler. Pfcl TtttW H0«* National Organizer Mrs, William Staley of Springfield was a guest at a meeting Monday evening of Delta Chapter of Phi Tuu Omega in the home of Miss Gertrude Sasek, 712 Linden PI. Mrs. Stflley, a member of Zeta Chapter at Springfield, In the national organizer of the sorur- Ity. Miss Wanda Wright was named chairman of a social to be given this month. Tentative plans were made for a card party In the home of Mrs. Robert Tunehorst In May; and a rummage sale with Miss Marilyn Jun as chairman. A white elephant sale was conducted, with proceeds to be sent to Kappa Mu Chapter in Waterloo, Iowa, for assistance of members who live in the area affected by flood waters. Miss Wright was elected treasurer to replace Mrs. Thomas Keeney, who recently moved to Chicago. The nc.\t meeting will be held in her home at 2623 Plainview Ave., on May 1. Voss'Dittmann Invitations Are Mailed Mr. and Mrs. William H. Dittmann of New Haven, Conn., formerly of Alton, have mailed invitations to the wedding of their daughter, Jane, and Donald Voss of Verona, N.J. The ceremony will be read May 6 at four o'clock in the afternoon in United Church-on- the-Green, New Haven. A reception wil] follow at the New Haven Lawn Club. Mr. Voss is the son of Mrs. Douglas Davisson of Verona, and the late A. George Voss. The engagement of the couple was announced last November. Lambert'Cole Nuptials Read InMeadoivbrook A/1C Jerry Lambert and his bride of Easter Sunday are residing at Plattsburg Air Force Base. Plattsburg, N.Y. The bride is the former Miss Geraldine Cole, daughter of Mrs. Fred Schwalbe, and the bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Harold Lambert. Both families are residents of Carlinville. The Rev. Lawrence Sammons and the Rev. B. L. Robinson performed the service in the Meadowbrook Church of God. and a reception followed in the social rooms. Mrs. Betty Nation of Grafton was matron of honor, and bridesmaids were Miss Glen Lambert and Miss Sarah Morgan, both of Carlinville. Delores and LaDale Cole were flower girls. Nelson Clevenger of Hettick served as best man. The bride's brother, Dale Cole, and the bridegroom's brother, Rex Lambert, were groomsmen. Ushers were Gene Nation and Daryl Hall. Mrs. Sue Ann Peper sang, accompanied by Mrs. Robert Martin. The bride wore a gown of Chantilly lace and taffeta with a fingertip veil, and carried a Bible with an orchid and lilies of the valley. Her attendants wore balierine length dresses in orchid shades. The former Miss Cole was graduated in 1959 from Carlinville High School, and completed a course of instruction at Kitzmiller Beauty School. Airman Lambert attended schools in the Carlinville area. Cooking Cues Youngsters usually like carrot and raisin slaw. You'll need a medium carrot (grated) and a couple of table, spoons of raisins for each serving. Dress with a mixture of salad oil, vinegar, salt and sugar. If you like your baking powder biscuits crusty, be sure to place them well apart from each other on the baking sheet. POODLES GROOMED Cl 144ft 8y P. §. The audientm Htmfry Alton civic orohtttra MM itt mnmt "love feast" with the area's youngsters Monday afternoon. In three years this "thing" between the Gvlo Orchestra, Conductor Max Stelndet, the youngsters, and the Junior Service League has grown Into quite a "thing." The Junior League has played Cupid In the matter, having brought out the Idea in the first place, and having promoted It In the second. Yesterday the annual Children's Concert by the orchestra drew a capacity crowd to East Junior High School Auditorium — even left some standees. That's something for a program of even "pops" orchestral music in this community. A group came even from Brighton, where one of the orchestra members teaches — and gave her pupils a bass viol demonstration last week. They came crowding In from all directions, presenting a major traffic problem in front of the school building, both before and after the concert. They received compliments from Conductor Steindel, himself, on their excellent deportment in the concert hall. And they deserved it. They sat silently through the selections, applauded the numbers like veteran concertgoers, and even joined in the cat's "meows" during Leroy Anderson's fluffy bit about "The Waltzing Cat." This arousrd such enthusiasm that the orchestra had to play it again. Their applause for Guy Wuellner's and the orchestra's presentation of Ketelby's "The Clock and Dresden Figures" brought two encores from that rising young pianist. Air Force M. Sgt. Charles Saloio could have had an encore or so, too, if there'd been any for him and the orchestra to play together. He and the group joined in the final movement from Josef Haydn's Trumpet Concert. The Toreador's March from Bizet's "Carmen" got the program off to a rousing start. Special novelties were two brief bits from St. Saens' "Carnival of the Animals" — "The Chickens" and "The Elephants"; and Rose's "Holiday for Trombones." James Thompson, Southern Illinois University student, was announcer for the program. The orchestra returned to East Junior High Auditorium last night for its regular rehearsal on the season's closing series concert — scheduled for next Monday night at the same auditorium. The concert will feature baritone Morley Meredith, internationally known artist. Mrs. Walter Judy, chairman of concert arrangements for the League, paid tribute to school staff and teachers of the area for their assistance in making the concert possible. Miss Austin Feted At Bridal Shower Miss Rena Austin was honored Sunday afternoon at a bridal shower given in St. Patrick's Catholic School Hall. Co-hostesses were Mrs. E. A. Lanham, Mrs. G. J. Roderfeld and Mrs. William Bridges. Table decorations were in blue and white. An umbrella decorated in the colors wns placed on the gift table. Miss Austin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Austin, 1115 E. 7th St., will be married on May 20 to Leo Lanham, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Lanham, 2618 Salu St. Kellerhouses Plan Open House Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Kellerhouse of 2010 Main St., will observe their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house Sunday evening. The couple will receive friends from 6 until 9 o'clock in the VFW Hall. No invitations are being mailed. Mr. Kellerhouse and the former Miss Cecelia Bopan were married in St. Mary's Catholic Church on April 18, 193B, and have a son, John. Mr. Kellerhouse is employed by Laclede Steel Co. Miss Riley Will Be Married This Evening BOX STORAGE FHONI HO 5-8877 NOTHINO fO MY UNTIL OMEOA and HAMILTON WATOHE3 Sat Our Selection EDWARD OTT JIWILIU Authorized Distributor! Stratford Hotel Miss Alvina Rlley, daughter of Mr, and Mrs, William D. Rlley of 2831 Sanford Avt., will b« married this evening to Carl P. Sheeley Jr., tan of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Sheeiey of Steel, Mo. The wedding win take place In Shaw'g Methodist Church, St. Louis, and a reception will follow in Hotel Chase, Miss Karen Rlley will be her sister's only attendant, and Gardener Oarrard of Columbus, Ga., will be best man. Miss Rlley and her fianae have both been living in Pair- field, Calif., and arrived !ate last week to complete plans for the wedding. They will honeymoon in Ohio before returning to Fairfleld. The bride was graduated from Alton High School In 1958. MI8S RILEY Ann Landers Better to Be Born Late Than Never? DEAR ANN: When I read your recent plug for late motherhood my ulcer began acting up for the first time in months. I was a "late dividend" as you called it, and let me tell you how it looks from here. We invariably lose jour fathers be- j fore we enter [high school. JThey die of old age. We are then left with a neurotic moth- !er who lavishes Landers, all her devotion on "her baby." We never know a grandparent because they all die long before we are born. Our widowed mother does not associate with the mothers of our friends because there is a generation between them. If we should want to marry (provided we are not too emotionally crippled for such, a mature venture) we are too guilt ridden to leave Mama alone, so, we move in with her or ask her to move in with us. This is catastrophic as your column points out. Please, Ann, advocate motherhood in its natural period. God knew what He was doing when He planned it that way. O. W. K. DEAR O. W. K.: Wouldn't you rather be born late than never? • * * * DEAR ANN: I'm a nurse who has always been able to cope with patient problems, but this one has me baffled. My patient is a woman 30 years old. Her parents are no longer living and she has considerable inherited wealth. I'm aware she's' slightly off her rocker, but it is my professional responsibility to take care of her physical needs. Four years ago she declared herself officially engaged to a Hollywood star. She bought herself an expensive diamond ring and told everyone it was from him. When his movies appear in the local movie house she parks herself down there from early afternoon till the last show. She used to write him mushy letters but lately the letters have become obscene. I'm sure the letters get only so far as his secretary but I feel guilty standing by and permitting her to mail such trash. There's nothing I can do at she insists on reading the letters to me and dropping them into the box herself. What do you suggest? WHITE CAP. DEAR WHITE CAP: AU public figures get some trashy mail, and you can be sure that it hits the waste basket th» moment a hint of obscenity becomes apparent. If you want to help thU woman please tell her physician about her irrational behavior. She needs a head don- tor to improve her mental health as well as a nur«« to 'care for her physical needs. * • * * DEAR ANN: Several of US girls (aU 16 and 17) were having a hen session. Some of the gals think it is all right to walk arm in arm down the street, or in the halls at school, with a boy friend if you are in love. Also they said a little quiet kissing in the movies (not necking) is O.K. I think this looks cheap. I was called square and they said I'd probably feel different if I had a steady fellow (which I don't). What do you think about this? ALL ALONE. DEAR ALL: Couples who hang on to one another, kiss in movies (if this isn't necking, what is?) and give other public demonstrations of affection don't prove they're in love, they prove only that they have no manners. If a boy has genuine respect for a girl he'll keep his hands off her in public. If she has any respect for herself she'll insist on it. * * * * CONFIDENTIAL TO R EDDY TEDDY: I hope you are "reddy" for plenty of trouble. The girl is under age and her father can do plenty. * * * * To learn the knack of feeling comfortable with the opposite sex, send for ANN LANDFRS' booklet, "How To Be Date Bait," enclosing with your request 20 cents in coin and a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope, Ann Landers will be glad to help you with your problems. Send them to her in care of this newspaper enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope. (C) 1961. Field Enterprises., Inc. deliver GOOD DISHES with FLOWERS 7211.5th ALTON HO 2*2212 I

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