Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 17, 1961 · Page 13
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April 17, 1961

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 13

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SertlonS TELEGRAPH 9009* Cltmtfli* Jinuwy 15,1830, ALTON, ILL,, MONDAY, APRIL 17, 1661. BePir Copy Member of The Awodattd Paul Simon Writes 'Conditional Release' of Convicts Urged in Bill Iff HlffiP. fAVL 8Hmnr change this, a bill which has the Dominance and Colorful Nomenclature Musing Game of Marbles Hasn't Got the Old Kick moment, that in one of the After •Wvlng port of your term, you might be eligible to receive parole. If .you are granted parole, then yon have supervision to help you adjust to the new life "outride." But let's say tor one of « number of good reasons — which may have nothing to do with your conduct or rehabilitation — that you are not given parole. You finally are discharged after serving your time, with a little off for good behavior. You may not have been on the "outside" for 25 years; you might be crippled and Mind; you may have all kinds ot emotional problems — but you receive not one bit of help from the State of Illinois. The prisoner on parole — generally the one who needs help the least — is given help. The prisoner who is discharged is just dropped flat Problem ol Jobs Right now many workers *with no prison record — are having a hard tirpe finding jobs — but the iellow with few or no friends, the fellow who must carry the label of being an "ex-con", has an extremely hard time to get started. The result is that many in desperation go back to doing the very thing that got them in prison. Last week I introduced a bill to support ot Joseph Ragen, director of the Department of Public Safety, and the support of Eugene Zemanft, executive secretary of the John Howard Awn., the leading group working to rehabilitate nien who have served In prison, The proposal would set up In Illinois a law similar to that which the federal government has. A prisoner would be given a "conditional release" 90 days before his discharge. During those 90 days he would be given help and supervision just as any parolee would receive. If he goes bad, he must return to prison to serve out his term. First 00 Days Those first 90 days are important, since this Is when most "repeaters" get in trouble again. This is when they need help the most. Fortunately, this measure not only makes sense In helping prisoners, but it will save the state some money. Supervising a man costs about one-fifth as much as keeping him in prison so that, during the first two years the plan is in operation, the state will save approximately $500,000. There is the added saving of keeping some men from returning, making them taxpayers instead of tax losses. Also, it would reduce our prison population, making it easier /or our prison wardens to do a better job of rehabilitation. This scene at Woodburn school- grounds daring recess resembles another old-fashioned game in which the par- "Scoops," "Scribbles", SONOTONE MOVES TO GROUND FLOOR We hove moved from Commercial Bldq. OUR NEW ADDRESS 651 E. BROADWAY ALTON (Formerly Hemphill Agency) JOHN W. LEANDER, MANAGER, INVITES YOU TO VISIT OUR NEW, MORE SPACIOUS OFFICE By GKOROfi Telegraph staff Write* Interest in the traditional boys' game of marbles hasn't quite hit the low level now occupied by the equally old-fashioned game of mumbley-peg, but the one-time free-style pastime, with nomenclatures that varied from place to place, has lost a lot of Its kick. Today kids play the game only Incidentally. Back In grandpa's day the schoolyards swarmed with marble players. The game, among other things, separated the wolves from the sheep. It developed, in juvenile form, confidence men, thieves, hoarders, bankers, good guys, artists, philosophers, villains and humanitarians, but in general, players were either wolves or sheep. The Two Classes The sheep bought marbles, the wolves took them away from the buyers, either by force, Intimidation of skill. The sheep lost out simply because they were sheep. The game, in the main, consisted of placing marbles in the center of a ring. The marbles usually were a cheap variety made of clay or glass. Players, in turn, would shoot with a "taw", which was a larger, heavier and more valuable marble and knock them out of the ring, in which eventuality they became the possessors of the marbles thus stuck. But it wasn't as simple as that. A wise shooter, using the thumb and forefinger, having missed, would scream "Slips!" This would mean that he had flubbed the shot and intended to have a second try. If he happened to outweigh the other players or had sufficient schoolyard prestige, such as owning the only baseball bat, he was grudgingly allowed a second turn. This would be denied a lesser player. • There were means, however, of frustrating such players. If, the other players shouted "Vent slips!" to set it uot plainly that "slips" would'nt be permitted, the top dog usually had to go ' i along with this prior assertion. Some Had Skill There were some who separated the sheep from their • marbles by sheer skill and these i fellows, usually little, wiry and j smart, were a source of vexa-j All this would have the au- j lion to the blusterers who, as i thorities, from time to time, i many learned to their sorrow, 4 Bunker Hill Entrants Get 'Superior' Rate BUNKER HILL — Four super lor and two excellent ratings were received by the six entries of Bunker Hill High School at the high school district solo and en- sembe music contest Saturday at Barry. Students receiving a superior rating were: Joyce Adcock, clarinet solo; Chrissle Webb, bass clarinet solo; James Wood, oboe solo; brass quartet, composed of J. B. Stephenson, Patricia Keller, Mary Lou Tiona and Roger Waggoner. Miss Amy Lueking was accompanist for the three soloists. Excellent ratings were received by Sylvia Lovell, clarinet solo; and a drum quartet, composed of Georgia Ash, Maxine BertagnolH, Mary Ann Goodwin and Judy Lain. Kenneth Conrady was accompanist for the clarinet soloist. Students who received a super! or rating will compete in the state Church Women to Meet at Medora MEDORA — The Woman's Society of Christian Service of the Methodirt clwrch will meet Thursday at the home ot Mm, Tom Frueh, with Miss Anita Chlsm as co-hostess. Mrs. A. E. Frueh will be program leader. Pancake flapper MEDORA — The date of the Khoury League pancake am sausage supper is Monday, Apr! 24, and not April 25 as stated in Friday night's paper. Dncketo Funeral MEDORA — Funeral rites for solo and ensemble contest at Jack sonvllle May 6. Irs. Laura Duektta lucted Sfttwday it neral Home, by fbt dare Duckels of Jurlal was in Maple U*n pry, northwest of MeuCM. Pall bearer* wtmi Cbwtef Trill, ftollin Keele, Rofcwt KWfcj Byron Ruyle, Grant W&m nd Fred Bllbruck. Madison County hi* 1ft precincts. 36 YURI At AQINT MftdiMm County Mutttl AUTO INSURANCE CO, STANKA QARAQI State StneC Motto Alton Dial HO 5-88M GIVE HIM AIR! ticlpants work their fingers to the bones—but it isn't Boys are playing marbles.—Staff Photo. "Scrambles," force all the seize by marbles in and main sight and hold them by the most sacred right of all, the right of conquest. This, as can easily be imagined, helped make philosophers out of some of the sheep. Once the marble season was well under way, the confidence men type, who had neither skill nor great weight to back him. would appear on the schoolyard to hopefully offerthe game known as "drops." The cunning fellow would have a small box with a hole bored in the lid. It might be a fairly large hole or a small hole, but he'd offer all comers the opportunity of dropping, from the belt, a marble at the hole. If the marble went into the box, the dropper would recei% - e, in return, his own marble and anothed—or two or three, according to a prior agreement. They Line Up A good operator, with a sleek box. painted red and otherwise glossed up, -. would have the suckers standing* in line." The box had approximately the same attraction as a slot machine. Ml E. Broadway Alton, Illinois Hours: 9 to S (Sat. 8 to 12) Telephone HOward 2-6720 WATCH FOR GRAND OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT I i had other means of sacking up | most of the marbles. The blust- | erers, if they chanced to have a poor day, might, at the close of school, sweep down on games being played by others, i shouting such words and, grumbling in the background. There would be repercussions, such as might be expected to ensue when some fourth-grader j separated a first-grader from his bag of marbles. The teachers and principal would get into short period when the kids strove valiantly to play the game for the sheer fun of it. But the game didn't hold the same attraction and soon, as also happens n Amercan politics, the boys were back at it again. Op.-n Won & f-ri NIC; 1'. WESTERN SHOE STORES 804 806 t Bro..d.-,^ Y New Shipments Weekly Imperfects of better grades! 84.95 to 8.95 grades. Sizes 4 to 10, AA to B widths. All lizes but not all sizes in nil styles. Various colors and materials. EASY DOES IT as | the act and this normally took „ Rooters, for and against, form sidelines as Stephen Hoyt, Woodburn third-grader, takes his turn in marble game. The game, once the dominant one on school grounds in the spring, has fallen to the level of an incidental pasttme.—-Staff Photo. 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VOTE FOR THE CANDIDATES BEST QUALIFIED TO Continue Good Government IN WOOD RIVER For Mayor . . PAUL LOUDEN for CouncjJmen GEORGI NAUYOK PHIL IILANGIR For Police Mcr0utrot0 • • • TUESDAY (Tomorrow) APRIL 18 FOR MAYOR Q LARRY EVANS PAUL LOUDEN FOR COUNCILMEN PHIL BELANGER n RODGER ELBLE D LEROY HOLLAND GEORGE NAUYOK FOR rOLiei MAGISTRATI BERT MAJOR OLIVER VERHOR Will It Be VICTORY or Defeat??? YOUR VOU ANP YOUR MUGHiORi' VOII W»U N6IMI COMMITTEE FOR BETTBR QOVEBNMEUT

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