Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 12, 1961 · Page 10
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MOifVf ALTON EVENING TTLWRAPM WEDNESDAY. APML13, Ittl The Women Son'n/ gwnfj— -Group Artivttfa *FunemP Rings Among Those To Be Exhibited by Library Board % C Ten gold ring? dating from lr» to 1810. seven of which are "mourning" or "funeral" rine«. will he smnne h'stonc Jpwplry hi he displayed nt Haymr Public Library April 16 through 29. Five of the rings are of the son presented by the family of the deceased to pallbearers. 'They show name, datp ot death, and age fit time of death. All came from the family of Mr. and Mrs. ThomHS S. Taylor. According to historic records, the custom of presenting such tokens of appreciation to pallbearers was general among well-to-do citi/rns in the 17th and rarly ISth centuries. Frequent mention of such rings if found in the early inventories, and Boston diarist. Samuel Swell, directs that "my tankard of funeral rings' 1 be given to his daughter. The remaining rings are: a ring that shows no marking and was not designed for funeral purposes, hut was part of the Hay - Braxier-Orbm family group and probably made by the same goldsmith: a small gold ring showing clasped hands, known as a "phede" or lover's ring, showing an engraved date probably of a betrothal: and a simple child's ring with the name "George" in early 19th c"n- tury script. Among other items of particular interest is a string of matched amber beads, a "Mandarin" string, brought to this country by a Chinese immigrant in the 19th century and proffered in payment for a legal bill owed to a Dayt.m. Ohio, attorney. Other interesting pieces are a pin and earrings, gold wilh enamel panels and seed pearls. Of French origin, about 1800. it was owned and worn by Sarah Bernhardt. Although there is no documental for this, ft is found to be the date and style compatible with jr*w- elry given to Josephine by Napoleon. The exhibit, planned as a memorial to the late A'ton philanthropist. Miss F.unice Smith, is being sponsored by the Jennie D. Hayner Library Board and will open Sunday. April 16, to coincide with the beginning of National Library Week. Hours during which the exhibit will be on view to the public, without charge, are 9 a.m.-9 p.m., weekdays and on Saturdays until six o'clock. Miss Mary Powell of the St. Louis City AM Museum. will give an explanatory lecture at three o'clock Sunday, April 16, as the exhibit opens. The collection, owned by the Olsen Foundation of New Haven. Conn., comes here from being displayed recently at the Flint Institute of Arts, in Michigan, and before that was shown at Dartmouth College. Hospital Patient Mrs. Walter Hinrichs, 408 Jefferson Ave., has entered Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, and will undergo surgery. Miss McGaughey Engaged To Ronald Lee Dames MISS MrGAL'OHEY Mrs. Barban Will Head Lambda Xi Mrs. Jack Barban was elect- er president of Lambda Xi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi last night during a meeting in the home of Mrs. Hugh Ma.ior Jr.. 74 Hilltop Dr., Heichts. Named to the vice presidency was Mrs. George Hefh- cote Jr., and serving as recording secretary will be Miss Marjorie Rhodes. Mrs. Donna Green was elected corresponding secretary: Mrs. Edward Westoff. treasurer: Miss Judy Hale, extension officer; and Mrs. John Merry, civil defense chairman. Officers will be installed May 9. Named as delegates to the sorority city council were Mrs. Eugene Ahlmfyer and Mrs. Major. Alternates are Mrs. Merry and Mrs. Frank Regan. Plans were made for a cru- ples' party on Saturday, April 22. in the Major residence. The ritual of jewels and exemplar degrees will be conferred April 25. Theta Omicron Sets May 7 for Mother- Daughter Banquet May 7 has been selected by members of Theta Omirrjn Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. for their annual Mother Daughter banquet. The affair will be held in the Colonial Supper Club with Mrs. Robert Bond as chairman. Plans were discussed at a meeting last night in the home of Mrs. Jack Eubanks, 5216 Wick-Way Dr. The next meeting will be held in the home of Mrs. Fred Pohlman. 6 Michael Dr., Godfery, April 25. To Head Zontians Mrs. Wilbur Stevens will be installed as president of the Alton-Wood River Zonta Club at a meeting Apiil 27 in the YWCA. A member of the club for three years, she has served as second vice president. She serves as executive director of the Alton-VVood River Girl Scout Council, and is a former president of the Wood River Woman's Club and the Madison County Federation of Women's Clubs. She and her husband,*engineer for the Wood River Drainage and U»vee District, live at 811 Willow ay Dr., East Alton. They have a son, John, who lives in California.— Staff Photo. Mr. and Mrs. Allan C. Me- Gaughey of 519 Lincoln St., Bethalto. are announcing the engagement of their elder daughter. Genelle Grace, and Seaman Apprentice Ronr-ld Lee Davies, son of James W. Davies of 110 Nelson St.. Be- thnlto, and the late Mrs. Davies. Miss McGaughey, a 1960 graduate of Civic Memorial High School, is in training at .Jewish Hospital School of Nursing. St. Louis. Her fiance, a graduate of lh« same high school in 1959, attended Southern Illinois University here. He has completed his basic Navy training at Great Lakes Center, and will attend a six-month training course in the School of Electronic Technicians at the same base. IVi* Phi Mu Elects New Secretary Miss Carol Humenick was elected corresponding secretary by members of Nu Phi Mu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi last night at a meeting in the home of Mrs. Donald Schwaab, 1710 Clawson St. Plans were discussed at the meeting for a Mothers' D^y banquet, and a tentative date of May 9 was set. Miss Shirley Admire is chairman, and will be assisted by Miss Jeanne Pensinger. Also discussed were plans for a bake sale to be held in the near future. Miss Christine Alexanderis is chairman. The next meeting will be May 25 at 7-.-30 o'clock at Union Electric Co. 200 Attend Job'spaughters 9 Style Shoiv '•• Some 200 persons attended the style • show Tuesday evening in Piasa Masonic Temple staged by Alton Bethel of Job's Daughters. Models selected from the membership were the Misses Roberta Pointer, Barbara Bock, Carol Sue Hunter. Suxon Seifert; Marsha Reed, Carolyn Cox, Jean Overath, June Hutte. Sandra Ozee, Karen -Schelle. Jean Wagenblast, Jo Ann Hair. Susan and Sandra Shy, Connie Ketchem, Janet Daniels, Libby Wolf. Diana Weber and Verna Meyenherg. The young women walked through a large picture frame onto a ramp. Mrs. Z. E. Pars presented pupils in a dance program. Appearing were Lloyd Vahle, Debbie Draper, Barbara and Judy Long, Linda Russell. Unda Heffron, Karen Kilgo, Jane Van Hook, Diana Forbes and Jane Wilkinson. Miss Pat Hartman sang. Miss Evelyn Farber served as commentator. Large arrangements of spring flowers were placed around the stage. Refreshments were served following the show. Rainbow Makes Plans for Month Plans (or the coming month were marie by members of the Alton Assembly of Order of Rainbow for Girls Monday evening during a meeting in Franklin Masonic Temple. A meeting of the staff of the Rainbow paper will be held Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock in the home of Miss Martha Ruckman. 1825 Worden Ave. The young women will practice for installation at 4 o'clock on the afternoon of April 19 in the temple. A rummage sale will becin at 10 o'clock on the mornhg of April 22 in the temple, arid assembly members will make a house-to-house canvass for the i-ancer drive beginning at 4 o'clock on April 24. Mr*. Wckell Feted In Hu»kamp Home Mrs. Robert Nickel! wa» honored at a stork shower Tuesday evening given by Mrs. Denny I^ong in the home of her mother, Mrs. Albert Huskamp, Altamont Place, Godfrey. The gift table was placed before the fireplace, decorsltd witli spring flowers. The 10 guests, former classmate* of the hunoree. played games Mist. Diana Huskamp assisted her sister and mother in serving refreshments. Mrs. i elected president of Alton Civic Orchwtra Ckrtld Tottday afternoon at a meeting hi tw home ot Mrs. Ralph Stuart, 152 Eula St., Wood River. Elected as vice pre»H»m was Mrs. Lafayette Young; 'recording secretary, Mrs. (JIM L. Gtfford; social Secretary, Miss wtlla Hlllebrecht; and treasurer, Mrs. A. Alan H-nt. September 29 was selected as the date for the guild's an* nual book review and tw. Mrs. Frank Zeitlln and Mm. Harold Talley were named as co-chairmen of the event. Leroy Fritz, music dlrwtof of the Alton Public School System, presented 16 students from Alton High School tn a program of music. Assisting hostesses for (he day were Mrs. Elmer Bernflid. Mrs. Boals, and Mrs. John Schnabel. D of 1 Names Chairmen Of Luncheon Mrs. Robert Kulp and Mrs. Joseph Schulz were appointed general chairmen of a luncheon card party planned for May 11 by members of Alton Circle, Daughters of Isabella, during a meeting Tuesday night. The women met In the Knights of Columbus Hall here. Mrs. Kulp is accepting reservations for the party which will feature a pastry sale and auction sale, and will be given in St. Mary's Catholic School Hall at 12:30 o'clock. Other chairmen announced at the meeting are Mrs. Ed Joehl. kitchen: Mrs. J. E. Me- Laughlin, and Mrs. William Newman, tickets; Mrs. E. W. Brown, auction; Mrs. J. A. Eilenberger and Mrs. Anton Griot. pastry sale. The group voted to donate $100 to the Latin School at Springfield for the education of the priesthood. Plans were formulated for a Communion breakfast to be served in St. Patrick's School hall on Sunday, April 30, following 7:30 Mass In the church. The circle will meet next on May 9 at 7:30 o'clock in the evening in the hall. Mrs. Bnrt Addresses ESA Meeting Mrs. William Burt spoke to members of the local chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Monday night on "What's New in China, Crystal, Gifts and Gadgets", at a meeting in the home of Miss Wllma Fahrei- horst, 807 Easton St. She exhibited samples of those items. Mrs. Dale Branch reported that the chapter had collected 160 dollars for the Heart Fund through heart hanks deposited in local business houses. The chapter voted a donation of five dollars to the Heart Fund. Plans were completed iur the dessert-card party the chapter will give this evening, and plans were discussed for an observance of international ESA week, which will be the first week in May. Members have volunteered their services to the Easter Seal clinic following a dinner meeting on April 24. Nurse Alumni Complete Plans for Breakfast Sunday Board members of St. Joseph's Hospital Nurses' Alumni completed plans Tuesday nit?ht for the Mass and Communion breakfast Sunday to be attended hy alumni members. The board met in the home of Mrs. Victor S 856 Danfnrth St. Six members of the graduating class of the nursing school of the hospital will be honored during the hro«k- last which will be served at 10 o'clock in St. Mary's Catholic School hall. Mass will be offered at 9 o'clock in the hos- pita) chapel. Mrs. Michael Delaney is accepting reservations for the event until Saturday. Mrs Wesley Eberhart was named chairman of a nini- mnge sale to he held on May 5 nml 6 Return* from East Mrs. Matt McCaskill of 2fi?!» Watalee Ave. has returned from New Canaan, Conn., where she spent two week* with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley W. K'oenig. While in the East she lunched with Altonian Mrs. J. A. Giberson, who has b«en spending the winter in her home there. In June MISS DUNCAN (Gravemann Photo) Mrs. Vida Duncan of Herod, III., has announced the engagement of her daughter, Shirley, and Donald E. Deucker. He is the son of Mrs. Emmett St. Peters of East Alton and Harry Deucker of Wood River. The couple plans a June wedding. Miss Duncan, employed by Aetna Casualty arid Surety Co., St. Louis, is a graduate of the high school at Cave-in- Rock, III. Mr. Deucker, a 1954 graduate of East Alton - Wood River Community High School, is an employe of Carp's, Inc., St. Louis. Walls Plan Anniversary Open House Former Alton residents. Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Wall will observe their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house Sunday in their home in Fieldon. The couple will receive friends all day, and no invitations are being mailed. Planning the celebration are Miss Rillie Wai], a daughter who lives with her parents at the Fieldon home; and Mr, and Mrs. Frank Vasser. son- in-law and daughter, of 1100 E. 4th St.. here. A son. C. H. Wall, is stationed with the Navy at Brunswick, Ga. There are three grandchildren. Mr. Wall and the former Miss Gladys Lady were mai'- ried April 17, 1911, at -Paragould, Ark., and came to Alton in 1926 when he was employed by Laclede Steel Co. In later years Mr. Wall operated filling stations until his retirement some five years ago. Lutheran Church Circles to Meet This Week Two circle meetings will be held this week for ladies of Hie Lutheran Church. Mrs. Bertha Heuer will be co-hostess with Mrs. A. G. Koch at a meeting Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock in Mrs. Koch's home, 1213 Liberty St. On Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Mrs. Richard W. Woodcock will be hostess in her home at 2205 Edwards St. At both sessions, The Rev. R. C. Baerwald wiD discuss the book, The Story of the Church, by Walter Russell Bowie. Mrs. Chester Speaks To Bible Class Mrs. Dennis Chester spoke before members of the Warner Bible Class of First Baptist Church Monday evening during a meeting in the church. The speaker told of her attendance as a delegate to the International Association tor Childhood Education at Omaha, Neb. Hosts for the meeting were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hendricks, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Peters, Mr. and Mrs, Orville Greer and Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Thompson. The next meeting of the class will be a pot luck supper on May 8. Lodges Women's Relief Corps will h«ve a covered dish luncheon Thursday at noon in Greenwood Odd Fellows' Hall. Business will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock. The Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmon will have a covered dish dinner at 6:30 o'clock Thursday night in the Western Star IOOF Hall. Hostesses will be Mrs John Martineau and Mi*. David Thaxton. Collections At Meeting A program en "Th* 1 seur" and "Hie Pleasure* of Possession" was given for members of Zeta XI Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Tuesday evening. The women met In the home of Miss Jane Smith, 126? State St., with Mrs. James Sprlnggate as co-hostess. The hostesses presented the program. Miss Smith displayed a doll collection; and Mrs, Sprlnggate showed stamps and Insignia, and an* tique cups and saucers. The date of May 20, previously selected for a pntluck supper for husbands and escorts, was changed to June 3. The supper will be served in Alton Police Youth Camp. The group purchased a certificate for the specialized services workshop for the handicapped. The traditional bridal gift of a crystal tray bearing the BSP emblem was presented to Mrs. Everett Carlson, a member recently married. Members chose a chapter sweetheart whose name will be announced at the founders' day banquet, April 27. The group voted to send Miss Phyllis Russell, president-elect to the BSP area convention on May 21 In Du- Quoin. The ritual of jewels will be conferred on four pledges at the next meeting, Sunday evening, April 23, at 7:30 o'clock in the home of Mrs. James Nolan, 2912 Mayfield Ave. Mrs. Krancher Revietvs Book Meeting "The Lovely Ambition" by Mary Ellen Chase, was reviewed before Upper A'ton Women's Club Tuesday afternoon by Mrs. Karl Kranc.ber. The meeting was in the home of Mrs. W. B. Bryant, 3625 Coronado Dr. The novel, written In the first person, was a near biography. It Is the story of a Methodist minister who came from England to take charge in Maine. Mrs. Gordon Haxel was assisting hostess for the meeting. The club will meet April 25 in the home of Mrs. Arnaud Texada. 66 Seine Dr., D'Adri- an Gardens. Godfrey, for the annual business meeting. Junior Betas Plan Dance Members of Beta Gamma Upsilon junior chapter formulated plans Tuesday evening for a dance to be given Saturday evening from 8 until midnight in Alton Recreation Center. The young women met in the home of Miss Ruth Young, 1417 State St. It was reported that Miss Mary Ann Gillespey, a member of the chapter, had been elected province secretary during a meeting Sunday in Springfield. Attending frum the local chapter were the Misses Mary Ann Hausman, Susan Horrell and Sandra Henning. Miss Diana Wickenhatiser, 3012 Forest Dr., will be hostess to the next meeting on Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. Rufus Easton PTA Elects Mrs. Eggimann Mrs. Eugene Egeimann was elected president of the Rnfus Easton School Parent-Teachers' Association Tuesday evening during a meeting of the membership in the school. Elected to serve with Mrs. Eeglmann as vice president was Joseph Boedecker. Reelected to office were Mrs. E. A. Garrell, secretary; and Mrs. William Thompson, treasurer. Officers were installed at the meeting. A two-year pin was presented to Mrs. C. Orville Thomas, retiring president. Miss Mary Beattie's third grade room won the room count. Mrs. Dennis Chester spoke on her recent trip to Omaha, Neh., where she attended a conference of the Association for Childhood Education, Tnc, PTA members viewed samples of the school children's work done through the year. The orcrnni/ation will not meet again until the fall. Cooking C Serve whole cooked artl- chokeg with a sauce so that the leaves may be pulled off one by one and their base dip* ped. Only the tender part of the leaf is drawn between the teeth! Morley Meredith 'Discovered' In High School Opera Trywrts ^^r ^* - . „!..;,.. ^t .-.yA. t-iJt.-,....,.' '...MJii^-^^^^^^J^^MI It took • high compulsory screening of til male voices fot a itudetit ep> era performance to "dlwovtr" Morley Meredith — but it all happened. And next Monday night the 6 toot 3 inch Winnipeg opera and concert baritone comes here to climax and close the Alton Civic Orchestra's 1900* 61 winter series. the concert will be at Enst Junior High School Audits rlum. Tickets are obtainable at the door. Meredith, now with the New York City Opera Company, was caught up in efforts to obtain male members for the cast of a high school's opeia, Gilbert and Sullivan's "Gondoliers." He was so wrapped up in sports at the time that he'd already given up piano. He and most of his chums took the venture as only a "lark." But the audltloners told him his voice had "unusual .promise." His success In the part inspired him to further voice training. At the Winnipeg Music Festival, largest of its kind in the British Commonwealth, young Meredith later became winner of the Rose Bowl, highest vocal prize. Later he won the covet :»d "Singing Stars of Tomorrow" auditions of the air. At 18 he was heard throughout Canada on a series of recitals sponsored by the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations. Even then the Canadians were he- ginning to refer to him hopefully as the "Canadian Nelson Eddy," At the University of Manitoba he attracted attention with his performances in campus productions. As time went on he had to choose between a medical and a music career. He took a year in liberal arts while he made up his mind. Meanwhile he was called into the Canadian navy for two years during World War "II, but returned for his bachelor's degree. His "Singing Stars" award followed graduation. It was while he was in the j HI Morley Meredith, who will be guest artist on Altoh Civic Orchestra's final concert of the 1960-61 series. Navy that he made his United "~~~ States contacts. Stationed in Woflfli Halifax while his ship was be- " CaU ing refitted for South Pacific service, he assembled talent and put on a musical variety show. The proceeds went to build a county hospital. Then he got a 10-day Christmas leave. Going to New York for the first time, he stopped at the Service Men's Club and got invited to a party at the Waldorf Astoria by one of the big film companies. Word got around that he was a singer — and he was invited to perform. A Metropolitan Opera coach urged him to come back to New York after >the war for more study and later got him into the opera department of the Berkshire Music Festival, where he appeared In the American premier of Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes." m Church Women Have New Receiving Center MISS REED UNIFOIMS . . . thai «r« i-iimDllni»niar» PAULINES ALTON FUtt SHOWN* CINUI DW NO Mill POM THI BUT IN CARPITINQ 7<M Naiupiet brought to your horn* »*•• bttmatot (Ml ALADDIN CARPET MOBILE Itoy ami Uveuiug Alton Council of United Church Women has set up a new receiving center for its collection of clothing, blankets, nylons and sewing materials, it is announced today by Mrs. Harry Rose Sr., world service chairman. The new center has been set up at Jacoby Sleeping Lodge, Camp Warren Levls. The camp is on Boy Scout Lane, two miles from North Alton on Route 100. It replaces tli» old center at the Evangelical and Reformed Church. The center will be open for collection Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28, from ten o'clock in the morning until three o'clock, and on Saturday, April 29, from 9:30 until 11:30 o'clock in the morning. Members of the committee will be at the lodge at the stated times to accept well- wrapped boxes or duffel bags, that must bear the name of the church sending them and the name and address of the treasurer. Money is not to be included in the boxes. Church World Center will send the treasurer the poundage, and she in turn sends a check for eight cents per pound. Old nylons should be packed separately. Japanese and Korean war widows unravel those and make stretch socks for men and children. Twenty pounds of nylon provides work for 37 widows. Yardage material and sewing kits also help women to help themselves. The kit cm- sists of a package of assorted size needles, large spool of white, black and brown thread, assorted darning cotton and thimble, Beauty Tip* If you place a small handkerchief between face powder and puff before closing the box, powder won't spill, and your puff will not be needlessly coated with powder. With the season fashions featuring shorter coiffures, ears are on display. If the 8km texture of your ears, particularly the lobes, becomes roughened or chapped, massage them nightly with or»am. During the day, smooth on an active moisturizer to IfMp them from looking dry and flaky. WCTUHas All Day Institute The Rev. Hollis Brimer, pastor of the Full Gospel Mission in Wood River, spoke on "The Handwriting on The Wall" during the all-day spring institute of Alton Unit, Women's Christian Temperance Union, Tuesday. The meeting was held in the parish house of the First Methodist Church. In his address, The Rev. Mr. Hollis depicted the destructive effects of drunkenness in the lives of some Biblical characters, and their effects on all generations of mankind. Three special departmental reports were made. Mrs. D. E. Medhurst spoke on Temperance .and Missions; Mrs. A. L. Shafer on Literature; and Mrs. Leon Jenkins led the study book review on Alcohol. Mrs. Howard Wills was elcit- ed second vice president of the unit. It was announced that the Madison County Institute will be held on Friday, April 21, in Roxana Methodist Church. Speakers for the all-day meet will be Miss Helen Allen, national narcotics consultant, from Evanston; and Mrs. W. B. O'Neill, state organizational membership chairman. Mrs. Robert Nessl announced the annual state inter-collegiate oratorical contests win be conducted on April 25 at 8 o'clock in the evening at Mo Kentfree College, Lebanon. Cooking Cues Ever add flaked coconut to grated carrot salad? The combination makes a pleasant surprise! Brown a quarter of a cup of butter and pour it oyer a couple of pounds of fresh asparagus that have been cooked. Delectable! Plans are being made for the marriage of Miss Marilyn Reed, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Reed of Shipman, to Gary M. Christopher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Christopher of Shipman. The wedding will take place in St. Denis Catholic Church in. Shipman at 9:30 o'clock, April 22. Rev. John F. Sheahan will perform the ceremony. The couple has asked two class mates to be attendants. They are Mrs. Richard Grothaus and Thomas Connors Jr. Miss Reed's brother, John, will be usher. A reception will follow in the church basement. The bride to be is a graduate of Southwestern High School with the class of '59. She attended SIU at Alton and Eastern Illinois University at Charleston. Mr. Christopher is a graduate of 1 the same high school in the class of '59 and is engaged in farming near Shipman. Tomorrow's Dinner Consomme on the Rocks Pickle Penny Pizzas Cabbage and Pineapple Salad Chocolate Nut Cake Coffee Tea Milk Mother's Helper fcy BEFORE yon sem menu at your child's party, assemble tbe fueits at the table and have a Candy Sculpture game. Material* ne»«e4! toothpick* ralatMb marabmallows and ran drop* tn twe dies, lee what Inufi- native animal* or people er deiitni will result! Frtwe may be awarded, but areut at all necessary. f UN. Hi* for* ami* TWNM •» 111 Witt ItbSt, "Powotew* 4W««'i CREAMED CHICKEN AND BISCUIT SUPPER Elm Street Presbyterian Church 101 W. mm St. Thursday, April 13 Starting at 0 P-M, Adulta 11.91 1* 13* BOX STORAGE PHONI HO 3-8877 NOTHINO TO MY UNTIL fALL

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