Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 13, 1950 · Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT ALTON EVEWNO TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 1950 Jerseyans Feared Lightning Snip of Rods flotirfohiHl In Area tram IH7<MfMM) By ART TIIATCIIKR Jprsoyville Correspondent JERSEYVILLE, Jan. 13 clnl)—The unusual nvml often struck and fired during sub- scTjurnt thunderstorms. This was Spc- nlso true oY hay stacks and straw if n i slacks which clotted the landscapes .January t h'li n d P r « t n r m wiln V the horse power times. ' "sharp" lightning which swept | Cnmhinr* Eliminate Stuck* over the Jersey County nren early j Thc ,. omninDS have eliminated this month reawakened much In- th( , u . nen( stacks and straw piles ferest In this lype of natural fnm m()S | o { t nr f nrrn pictures. power nnd hrouRht. to the memory of manv lorn! Inhnbitnnls experi- burns nre filled 1o the top new with hay as during the days enres nnd observations regnrdlnn j uhon norsc power on the farm re lithtninc. 'quired the keeping of large quant- One of the frars thai possessed j (lies of forage. Barns filled with the ground where they had stood. A general agent for one of the large insurance companies was In Jerseyville this week, and reported that. In some parts of the country, there is a return to lightning Annual Jersey Church Meeting JERSEYVILLE, Jan. 13. (Spe claP— The Peace Evangelical and Reformed Church will conduct its annual congregational meeting Sunday beginning with the regular Sunday school service at 9 a. m. he reported was specially true of Seaor some sections of rural Missouri. , iver „ ser m o n on "Msus Was Fire Threatens Science Church at Jerseyville JERSKYVILLK, .Ian. 13. fSpe- (lit 1 enrly settlers of this port of : new, "sweating" hay seemed lojcial) The Jerseyville fire department was railed to combat a threatened fire at the Christian Science Church about 1:30 p. m., Wednesday. An overheated pipe caused part ot the wood flooring to become Illinois w;is Hint of property loss : bi; excellent or sudden death ils'-lf by lightning. ; thunderbolts targets for and many Jove's were Karly diaries kept by some of the .struck and burned each summer. pioneers often dwelt on the in-, i n f orrnn Uon was often solicited tensity of some thunderstorm and from cxperls regarding the best the elect rii:al disturbance that accompanied ':'. In the grnrrnl effort to avert damage by lightning, a ennsider- nble industry in the nimnifm-Hm.', sale nnrl election of lightning rods developed. During I he periorl of 1S70 to the business of a "lightning rod" was not to he looked disdain, for [ manner of installing lightning rods. Instructions issued by "Prof I charred. Damage was slight. Henry," expert of the 1872 period stated: "The rod should consist ot round iron, about, onu inch in j pearl Scott, Kichwood township, (Jnlr.h Four I-'O\M .1KRSKYVILLK, Jan. 13. - Mrs. diameter. Its parts throughout the whole length should be in perfect metallic continuity, by being together by 'coupling ferrules. "To secure It from rust, the rod dwelling ! should be coaled with black paint, j j,,, S | was in Jerscyville Thursday nnd reported her husband caught four foxes in traps at their place Wednesday night. The catch brings hi:, season's total to 13. season, Mrs. Scolt look and important, outbuildings were j , (ficlf a ,.„„,, conduclor . a shoulfl OVC V fox ' tr»p|>in R V Iho Sooll j-fcfp gunrfh-rl with the lightning < nominate in a single platinum f, irnl when her husband's crop aiicslmg devices. |lf)in( T)u , sno ,.|,, r anf | moro ,ij n ., ( .| i | lot vcs(inf , f | ut j pg k 0 ,,. |,j m j n the Many DuclllngN Still Prntcctril Not only did the rural proper!;,' owner erect the rods on his pro- mist's, but the city dweller was sling the coin-so of the rod to the earth •'fields until late in !hp winter. She the bettor. Bending should be rounded and not formed In acute angles. II should be fastened to also lightning conscious during {the building by iron eyes, and may that era. A survey hero this week I reveals there are many dwelling erected in Jerseyville and vicinil 50 to 75 years ago which arc ye armed with lightning rods in stalled when they were built, o some time nfter construction. The first lightning rods installe in the locality were pul up fo practical use. Later, the mor pretentious homes of the are were equipped with rod outfit that contained numerous claborat' attachements for pleasing the eyi as well as probably increasing tin efficiency of the system. Sh\n> brass, copper, or bronze acres sories ranging from bulls tha glistunod in the sunlight to weather vanes fashioned as re plicas of various birds and animals became prominent on the rura landscape. The horse barn would have a set ' of rods adorned with the metallic figure of n horse adjuster! for n weather vane usually a few feet below the arresting needle-like point of the rod director! skyward, The ermine was usually designed In either n trot long or rennng position. The hen house might be identified by its weather vane resembling a cock bird and tl*\ cattle barn was similarly often adorned with an identifying vane consisting of n cow or metallic bull greeting the varying wind currents. McGuflcy Instills (,'iiutinii So lightning conscious were the forefathers of the time I hut. McGuffey in order to do his bit in saving human life, Incorporated n lesson In his Fourth Electric Header for (he purpose of instilling caution In youthful minds. The lesson was written around the experiences of two boys, cousins, caught In n meadow in a sudden thunder storm. One was wist- and one was foolish. The latter suggested they take shelter from tin; approaching storm either under a large shade 'tree standing alone in the pasture or n barn a short distance away. The. wise youth demurred and advised shelter In u clump of short, shrubbery. They went, to it, and,'while they crouched there, the lightning struck the tree first suggested by tho foolish one. While they were talking about the incident, of the true, another thunderbolt cut loose from the clouds and struck I ho barn, setting 1 it and its contents on lire. The lesson nf the two thunderbolts WHS obvious. Before the advent of the mechanized farming era, losses from lightning were heavy ouch season. This was due to the fact, that wheat was stacked, and the stacks be insulated from these by cylinders of glass. Coriiirrtioii U Important The rod should be connected with the earth in the most perfect, manner possible, and nothing is better for this purpose than to place it in meftillle contact with gas pipes, or belter, the watei set, n record for women trappers In Illinois by catching 31 foxes. All setting of traps nnd handling There." The business meeting will take place Immediately following the worship service. Reports will be given by the secretary, the treasurer, and the pastor. Two members will be elected to the church council for a three year period. These men will take the place of Odin School and Walter Stahl. A potluck dinner will be served at, noon in the basement of the church, followed by a hymn "sing" and reports from the various organizations of the church. Colored slides of the work at the Evangelical Emmanuel Home at St. Charles. Mo., will be shown by the Rev. Thfophll Stoerker. Cynthia Scott Born In Miami JERSEYVILLE. - Jerseyville relatives have received announcement of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Scott, Miami, Fla., Jan. 7, at a Miami hospital. The baby, the first child of the couple, weighed six pounds and seven ounces and has been named Cynthia Lee. She Is a granddaughter of Mrs. W. L. Scott, Jorseyvllle. Mrs. Scott was formerly Miss Dorothy Nagel, Webster Groves, Mo. Announce Birth of Daughter JERSEYVILLE.—Mr. and Mrs. ... , , _, i Donald Clark, Gillespie, are an- She reported Thursday that she | nouncInR the birth of a daughter, of pelts was taken care of by Mrs.' Scot I. O. K. Don/mm to Head Polio Campaign in Jersey County Hawkins Trial Starts Monday At Jerseyville JERSEYVILLE, Jan. 13. (Special)—The petit jury of the September term of the Jersey County Circuit Court will report for duty here Monday when cases of the •«« «'"-«y «-u U .u> ana ine criminal docket will come up for National founda ion for Infantile Paralysis. This is a much larger _. . amount than has been collect <-1 The case of the people vs Lenard j |n thp | ocality rturing prev io us BVVRlnS, Cflfir^JGfl With tnG murupr ( -.jjmnflifn^ nnH rpflpntc 1 ho Inrcyn . ... . * ,. - . \-clJIIlfaif4II2t etllv.1 IclItrLLa I (lc 1 ill cc of Albert Clark, resident of Boise City Okla., last October, will be the first on the docket. JERSEYVILLE, Jan. 13. (Special) — O. K. Donham, .Jerseyville, will serve as general chairman ..f the Jersey County March of Dimes drive which begins Jan. 16 and continues through Jan. 31, dates set for the national campaign. It is estimated that Jersey County must, raise $5000 to meet its demands for 1950 for the needs of the Jersey County chapter and the need In the battle against the disease which set a record last year foi striking down victims. An Indictment was returned dur- j Asslstantg of Donham in the ing November by a special session of the grand jury In which Haw- k'ins was charged with the slaying of Clark. Church In Decatur. The bride was graduated from Jersey Township High School and from the school of nursing of St. Tohn's Hospital, Springfield.., Since her graduation from nursing school, she ,has been engaged in nursing at the hospital In Rochelle, 111. The bridegroom is a veteran of World War II and has re-enlisted n the air corps. Until he reports 'or duty, Mr. and Mrs. Reedy will •eslde at 1401 North Water street, Decatur. coming drive will be Melvin Spiegelman, O. A. Wilson jr., Vernon Miller. Dr. Fred Walters, and Attorney W. F. Hacker. Donham reported this week that eight persons in this locality ,vho have been afflicted with polio in recent years are currently receiving some financial aid from the Foundation. This aid defrays hospital treatment and braces. Last year, $5075.44 was spent for additional care of polio patients. The local chapter has outstanding debts totaling $750. All but $1300 came from the National Foundation. In the 1949 drive, $2700 was collected and one-half of this was turned over to the National Foundation. For the seventh year, | William E. Fay, .Toilet manufac- i turer, is serving as state chairman. j Jersey County workers are planning to set up a booth on one of the corners of the Pearl nnd State street intersections as a part of campaign promotional work. The object is to "paint our polio" and ;is various amounts are collected it will be shown by painting the booth. Coin receptacles will be placed in all business houses* of the county. Orange marmalade adds a tang to whole cranberry sauce. Just, before serving mix in some broken walnut meats if you like, also. Aid Sent to 92 SPRINGFIELD, Jan. 13. (*) *• State aid to Illinois agricultural fairs totaled $824,999 last year, an all-time high, the State Agriculture Department reported today. The money was distributed to 92 fairs. __ Telegraph Want Ads "CLICK" OFFICE FURNITURE Desks Chairs Files Lamps Supplies MATHER'S Mather - Morrison, Inc. "Your Stationer" 207 riASA -Phone 8-6654 ! hnd been compelled to abandon the activities of n trapper this year because of Illness of children on the family. Her husband just started setting traps the past week. The Scotts operate n large tract of land in western Jersey County pipes of the city. If n connection anrt Mrs . S colt n | W ays'raises a of this kind Is impracticable, the n ock ot cn | c kens. They trap fox i of this city. Esther Elaine. Jan. 3, at St. Francis Hospital. Utchfield. The baby weighed eight pounds 15% ounces and is the first child of the couple. She is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Green, Jerseyville, and of Mr and Mrs. Archie Clark, Gillespie. Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Clark was Miss Flora Green rod should be continued horizon- nlly to the nearest well and then more for keeping down the fox population and making poultry turned downward till the end en- rn isin s possible than for cacthing tors the water ^nt its^owcsMcvel. jt| 1c animals for the 52 bounty. Melting of the Ice arid sleet which covered trap lines most of The rod should be placed in per- ference on the west side of a building. A rod of this kind may In, 1 pul up by an ordinary blacksmith." Many Fieldon Girl Marries Resident of Decatur JERSEYVILLE, Jan. 13. iSpe- oial) — Mr. and Jan. 13. Mrs. Howard Springman, Fieldon, are announc- in forest ing stories ightning losses are available frdm nsur/incc agents who havo made irljust merits of such damage. One agent recalled the death of i "\aluahle" cow on a Jersey '-otinly farm. Thc death of the bo- •ine stresses the importance ol ighlning rods attached to build- ngs being in good condition at all imes. This pnrliculnr cow pro- Hibly brought about her own li.'iil.h by rubbing against the rod ttnched to the side of the cattle larn and loosening it to such an xtunt that, part of it became dis- onnecled mid was swinging with me end free of the building some ix feet above the earth. HOSK.V M<!fitm Her Fiitc A thunderstorm came and old the present month will result in cntching of a large number of ing the wedding of the letter's foxes In many parts of Jersey daughter, Miss Mary Martin, and of County, other trappers predicted | William Reedy, Decatur, which here Thursday. place Dec. 27 at the Catholic Income Tax BOOKKEEPING BUTTER KRUST BREAD IS RUSHED FROM OVENS TO STORES TWICE A DAY! EARL ROOK 350 Acton Avc. Wood River Phone 4-5751 BAKING AND DELIVERY SCHEDULES INSURE BUTTER MUST BREAD IS Fresh as Can Be! lossy sought shelter alongside the lam right beneath the loose ightning rod end, A holt, hit the run down the rod to the ooso end above the cow and on lown through her to the earth. Veedless. to relate, bossy was lec'trocutecl. L. J. Krueger, retired farmer of 'Icldoii, was in Jerseyville this ot-k, and recalled an unusual ex- orirnro with lightning. A*t.hun- I'rstoiiu arrived In the locality hero hi 1 was farming al'ler clover ay stacking lime. A bolt struck vo large hay stocks and fired n. Kruegcr slated that It was inny years before even weeds oulrt grow on the earth where 10 slacks stood. The electrical large thai fired the stacks did mottling to the earth that for j •ars retarded seed germination In To w«ar tomorrow and right through 1950—the new fashion for a •imple, supple cut and an interesting new print. This is Carlye's own Persian pattern rayon crepe, beautifully made, with a rayon velvet sash. Sizes 7 to 15. Von Will Not Be .Asliiiincd To Wear Shoei \VE REBUILD W, J, REEDER & SON WiiNhiniilnn >V Cullcitd Ave. FOR 25 YEARS EYES EXAMINED DIAL 2-6324 GLASSES FITTED OPTICAL REPAIRS COMFORTABLE BIFOCALS A SPECIALTY DR. R. W. BRINSER OPTOMETRIST 22 C. 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