Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 17, 1961 · Page 3
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Alton, Illinois
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Monday, April 17, 1961
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MONDAY, APRIL 17, ALTON EVENING TEIJX3RAPH Vanpreter, In East Alton Race Second Time ALTON - Mayor Charlw Vanpreter and Howard Sheltori will be opponents for mayor tht second time since 195? in Tut* day's village election. To be elected are a mayor, clerk, three trustees, three library board members and a police ma glstrate. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shelton was defeated by Van preter in the 195? election by 812 votes. Out of the 2,635 ballots cast in the 1957 election Vanpre- ter received 1,517 votes; Shelton 705 and Lorell P. Hicks 413. Vanpreter Is running for his tenth term in office. He has held the office for 26 years, and has had only one defeat since 1931 Shelton is employed as a Juvenile parole officer for seven counties for the Illinois' Youth Commission. Candidates for the three posts open on the village board o! trustees are: Bob Link and Ken neth (Kenny) Ladd, incumbents, and Marcell (Chuck) Zeissett Harry Leroy Kuehnel, Pearl Greene, Melvin (Mel) Bracht anc Edward Abernathy. Link has served 16 years on the board and is running for a fifth term. Ladd is running for a third term. Zeissett was a candidate for the board two years ago. Kuehnel is a former village water and street commissioner. Greene is a former village trustee. Abernathy presently holds an expiring term as constable of Wood River and East Alton and Bracht is a driver-salesman for Colonial Dairy. East Alton Girl, 6, Injured in Fall WOOD RIVER — Teena Marie Stassi, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stassi, 245 Westwood PI., East Alton, was admitted to the township hospital at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, for treatment of a head injury incurred when she fell while playing in Lawrence Darr is running unopposed for re-election to a third term as village clerk, and Justice of the Peace John Hanks, is a candidate for police magistrate. Candidates for the three positions open on the library board are Mrs. Florence Low, Blllle Joe Tite, Helen Clinton. Gould and Bob G. East Alton Polling Places Announced EAST ALTON — The four precincts in Tuesday's village election will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location of the polling places are: Precinct 8, American Legion Hall, East Alton avenue; Precinct 9, Village Fire Department; Precinct 10, Eudy's Store, Fourth and Monroe; and Precinct 11, Community Recreation Center, Third street. To be elected are a mayor clerk, three trustees, three library board members and a police magistrate. Class Attends Play EAST ALTON — Members of the Young Adult Class of the First Methodist Church attended the presentation, "The Male Animal," by the Alton Little Theater Group in Alton, Saturday evening following a social hour at the Dale Wellet home. Mrs. Edward Groshong, a member of the church, appeared in a leading role. During a business meeting held at the Alton home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hord, following the show, plans were mads to sponsor a car wash at the Tevaco Station at Shamrock and Main streets. April 29, to help finance the attendance of a native boy at the Methodist School in Lodphur, India. Hartford Men To Hear Leach HARTFORD — Capt. John Leach of the missile base at Grafton will speak at the Methodist Men's Federation dinner meeting at the church Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Capt. Leach will also show films of the base. Special singing will be provided by a trio of the host church, consisting of Miss Nancy Mennemeyer, Bill Fitzhugh and Miss Connie George Harry Smith is president of the local Methodist Men's group. Heavy Vote Expected at Wood River WOOD RIVER-A large turn. out of voters Is expected Tuesday when a new mayor, two city councllmen and a police magistrate will be elected. Polls for the election will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the five wards. Location of the polling places are: Ward 1, city hall, Madison and Wood River avenue; Ward 2, Roundhouse, Eaton and Wood River avenue; Ward 3, American Legion, 229 E. Ferguson; Ward 4, Wood River Drainage and Levee District office, 9 S. Sixth St., and Ward 5, Shelter House, East End Park, 14th and Madison. he basement. Others treated and released Wood River to Elect 4 City Officials Tuesday WOOD RIVER — Voters here.enth St; Leroy Holland, 231 10th Tuesday will elect a new mayor,,St.; Philip J. Belanger, 401 two city councilmen and a po-1 George St., and Roger J. ElbleJ lice magistrate. |618 N. Ninth St. ! Paul R. Louden, 437 N. Fifth) The two candidates for policeJ St., a candidate for mayor is en-1 magistrate are: Oliver J. Vernor,! dorsed by retiring mayor James 1806 E. Lorena, a justice of the Oelaney, The Citizens Committee peace for 20 years, and Bert Mafor Better Government and other |jor, 204 E. Penning, operator of groups supporting the city man-!the Wood River-East Alton Cab ager form oi government. He has Co. and president of the Melody been employed at American Oil!Lane Motorcycle Association. over the weekend were: Mrs. Nettie Hillman, 76, 620 Third St., Carrollton, for a right knee in- lury; Mrs. Nola Campbell, 24, 37 W. Acton Ave., injured right Toot. Mary Edna Wallace, 2, daugh- :er of Mr. and Mrs. Loran Wai- ace, Moro, lacerations of upper ip and abrasions of the left cheek and nose; and Carles Smith, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hershal Smith, East Alton, laceration of the head. No Candidates Endorsed WOOD RIVER — Howard Sparks, Wood River Township Democratic chairman, said today he township political organization has endorsed no candidate in the dty election Tuesday. According to reports certain campaign material has printed on t words that might indicate the Democratic party endorsement, but this is not so, Sparks indicated. Revival Planned WOOD RIVER—St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church announces a revival from April 17-21 to be conducted by the Rev. R. A. Crist of the Emmanuel Church in LaGrange, 111. The services, which will Include singing, preaching and a question and answer period, Is oart of a program leading to the 10th anniversary celebration of the Wood River parish. Farewell Party WOOD RIVER - Mrs. Dan McKay, 556 Metzger Ave., entertain ed at her home Saturday afternoon honoring Mrs. Leland Bermes, 562 Metzger, at a farewell party. The Bermes family is moving to North Alton. Foreign Speakers WOOD RIVER — Mrs. Christel on High School District 14 BoardJGonverce, formerly of German*, of Education, is a member of the (and —i Zung, Seoul, Korea, will OFFICERS SWORN IN Ronald Rodgers, right, new Wood River Township clerk, swears in other new officers of the township. They are from left to right: Curtis Summers, auditor; Allen Tite, tax collector and Robert Zitt, tax assessor. Oene Berghoff, newly elected auditor, was absent when picture was taken.—Staff Photo. Co. for 38 years. Louden has served one term First Presbyterian Church and belongs to Masonic Lodge 1046. Lawrence "Larry" Evans, 259 7th SL, the other mayoralty candidate, has lived in Wood River since 1936 and is a steam litter, tie is a member of St. Bernard's Church, is a member oi the Wood River Moose and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2859. share speaking honors at the 7:30 p.m. meeting of the Victory class at the First Church of Christ, Christian today. Both will discuss the religions of their country. Fellowship class members will be guests. Young people of the church will attend the Youth Rally at the Alton church at 7:30 p.m., Thurs- tor; and Don Ray, youth minister, will attend the North American Christian Conference nt Wichita, Kans., Wednesday through Sunday. Methodist Men to Meet WOOD RIVER-Captain John Leach of the Grafton Nike Base will use pictures to illustrate his talk as guest speaker at the 6:30 p.m. Tuesday dinner meeting o'f the Alton-Edwardsville Area Methodist Men at the Hartford First Methodist Church. LONDON — An order for 300.000 copies of Lady Chatterly's Lover was reported by a book publishing firm after a jury decided the 32-year-old novel was not obscene. Hartford to Name Mayor, Three Trustees HARTFORD - RwMents will go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a mayor, village clerk, police magistrate and three trustees from among the 14 men running for the six positions. Running for mayor are: Bel- mom Hines, Incumbent, who Is seeking hts second term; Marlin Ferguson, a trustee on the board for the past four years, and Jacque Woods, a resident during his boyhood days who moved back here three years ago. Those who are seeking the job as village clerk are: Incumbent J. H. Backensto, who has served one term, and Eugene Allen. Running for police magls- Irate are Delmar Adams, incumbent, Charles Wadeking and Harry Hargrave. The three trustee posts will be filled by three out of the following six men seeking (he posts: Oren Berry, Roy Haley, Wayne Goode, Donald VanMeter, Raymond Skinner and Ray Timpe. The polls will be open at 6 a.m. DUSSELDORF, Germany — Nine fairs and two conventions are scheduled here this year. NOW IS THE TIME FOR A CHANGE! Vote Per and Elect HOWARD L. SHELTON Mayor of Eait Alton Tuesday, April 18 t/« IV* Assn. to Meet Sunday In Wood River EOT lit Menu KKiMil At Monti* cello College, will be tht ipmfcer. Her topic if "Carmit Problems Confrontlm the United Nttkm" Miss Draytr to one of » persons in the St, Louis vicinity who recently received a closed-circuit television Briefing from the UN headquarters on question* which are being considered during the 15th General Assembly session. She is a member of a nationwide speakers bureau which la sponsored Jointly by the AAUN and the Institute for International Order. Mrs. Randall H. Converse, secretary of the First Presbyterian Church in Wood River, Is In charge of the arrangements for the meeting. MONTICELLO PLAZAI win Merctandin and MrvlM Cartlfletwt! BETTY DRAYER A public meeting, sponsored by the Alton chapter of the American Association (or the United Nations, is scheduled for next Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Wood River First Presbyterian Church, Fourth and Lorena. Miss Betty J. Drayer, instruc- FILM DEVELOPING 12 HOUR SERVICE STUDIO ft CAMERA SHOP 3418 Calif. Avt. HO 5-401* In the councilmen's race, four i day, when Robert Kelly, minister candidates are seeking election. They are: George Nauyok, incumbent, who lives at 210 Sev- of the Alma Christian Church, will be speaker. The Rev. G. R. 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