Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 16, 1953 · Page 29
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April 16, 1953

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 29

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v PAQS THIRTY ALTON EVENING TBLEORAPH 1HUR8DAT, APRIL 1ft, 19SS tfi Off Mai Now jMMMMWtoMWMMWMNMMMMMMMWMMt I StonehBmProcla!m*ApriI20.25 As Clean • Up, Paint • Up Week Plan Legion Meet At food River {Teachers Hear 1EA Officials WOOD RIVER- "Paint Up, Clean Up, fix Up Week", April 20 through 88 has been proclaimed by Mayor William R. Stoneham, in an official proclamation issued today. ftl accordance with the week, Mayor Stoneham said he was making arrangements to have all downtown streets flushed of dirt over the weekend. Several schools here will singe neighborhood parados, in som;? cases cosl.umed, and nirvyinR su«'h suitable Items as brooms, mops etc. In (he elementary and Junior high schools themselves, students in nrt classes are making posters 22nrf District Session Ts Sunday at 1 p. m, WOOD RIVER American Legion post 204 will be host to a meeting of the 22nd District at Legion home here at 2 p. m. Sunday. Plans for the event were made at the regular semi-monthly meeting of the posl Monday evening. Another highlight of the meeting cleaning up. painting and i was the appointment of Attorney about fixing. The pupils will also clean school buildings and grounds as part ol the observance. Friday, students will be given blanks to aid in setting up the "Clean Up, Paint Up, Fix Up" program in the home. As each little spring project. Is completed, it i« checked off the blank. Students will return the finished blanks lo school Monday morning. Each merchant in town will also receive a sheet—to be checked off ^as Inspections of wiring, and other facilities are completed. The entire event is being sponsored by the Paint Up, Clean Up Committee ot the Township Chamber of Commerce, which met Tuesday night to plan the events. The committee indicated that next year, an attempt would be made lo grf the Garden Club an,1 other organizations "Into fhe act" in an effort fo encourage children to start flower gardens, etc.. for which prizes would be awarded. Brazil's 1952 natural rubber output of 33,249 tons was the greatest since 1919. It now costs more to take straw hats Into Venezuela, which has raised Import taxes. Thomas Holland as Judge advocate of the post to succeed his father, Attorney L. H. Holland. , Leslie A. Cotton, chairman of the county btgani/ations commission of Illinois and member of the local post, reported to the members concerning a department executive meeting he attended in Chicago Saturday and Sunday. According to Cotton's report a change in the American Legion's by-laws has been proposed. It states that all elective officers shall he elected and their certifications presented to the department of Illinois not less than 30 days and not more than 60 days prior to the state convention. Cards concerning this change arc being mailed to local members this week and a vote will be taken at the April 27 meeting. Commander Eehols appointed a committee to chose furnishings for the conference room of the commander and adjutant at the Legion home. On the committee are Colton, Fret) Penning and Frank Pan- yik. The post will finance this project. The membership was instructed^ to correspond with congressmen and senators supporting the American Legion's bill pertaining to veterans hospitalization. WOOD ntVBR - Miss Helen Ryan and Stewart Williams, field assistants of the Illinois Education Association, were Ihn speakers at the regular meeting of the Wood River-Hartford Classroom Teach* rrs Association, at the Lewis-Clark cafeteria Wednesday night. About 70 persons were In attendance, including guests from East Alton and Bethalto. Miss Mabel Ditch and the social committee were In charge of the tea table following the meeting. Course In Second Week WOOD RIVER - The Nurses' Aide Training Course being conducted at Wood River Township Hospital Monday and Wednesday evening of each Week has completed its second week. Mrs. Harold Coons, acting director of nursing service at the hospital, is instruc't- Ing the class under sponsorship of American Red Cross and the hospital auxiliary. Members of the class are: Mrs. Lannes L. Qurley, Mrs. Arnold Helens, iMrs. Edward Rohlflng, Mrs. Frank Lamanske, Mrs. Floyd Bunt, Mrs. Richard Knoblauck, Mrs. Emil asflnEs, Mrs. David Gurlcy, Mrs. Edwin A. Hoppert Sr., Mrs. Jesse Dickerson, Mrs. Harry Fraser and Mrs. Louis Arnold. Pythian Sisters Meet WOOD RIVKR - - Final arrangements for attending the convention In Belleville April 30 were marie at the Tuesday evening meeting of Esther Temple of Pythian Sisters at IOOF hall. Convention reservations must be made with Mrs. Kerigan I-ogdson Sr, not later than April 24. Mrs. Klizabcth Bell, president, of Ihe Past Chiefs Club, presented three dozen knives and forks to the temple on behalf of the club at the meeting. During the business meeting a donation was voted to the Cancer Fund. Announcement was made lhat the April 28 meeting of Esther Temple will be a card party for members and friends. Mrs. Edith Lyons is chairman for the party. At Wood River Committee to Report on Pros And Cons of Unit School Dist. WOOD R1VKR A full roport on the pros and cons of a unit school district for this area will be made in two weeks by fhe t-;d- ucatlonal Committee of the w/wi River Township Chamber of Com- mherce, the Committee decided at a meeting "niesdny niRht. The Educational Committee, which Is headid by Dr. Harold Hudson, has been working on the study of the unit school system for one year but to date have not made public Its report. During this time seven different meetings with school people, county and state officials have taken place. Members of the committee have met individually vvith school officials nnd board members locally and also with the officials and board members In a group meet- Ing. Other meetings have Included sessions with George Wilkins, Madison County superintendent of schools, and R. N. Cole, secretary of the Stale School Hoard Association. Last week members of the committee visited Supt. Paul (irigsby in Granite City where a unit, school system was set up three years ago. Grlgsby Showed the men the system there, told how it was formed and the problem involved. At Tuesday night's meeting, the group worked on the summary of findings. With the final report of the committee expected in two weeks, the advantages and disadvantages of a unit school system will be brought to the attention of the pubUc. The committee is not planning action beyond this point, but rather will leave the matter up to the schools and the general public for further discussions. Wood River Moose To Seat Officers Riggest tunnel in the world is believed to be the Alva B. Adams irrigation tunnel in Colorado, 13.1 miles long and nine feet in diameter. Installation Set Friday Night at 7:30 WOOD UIVKR Weekend activities of local Moose Lodge 1349 include installation of now officers Friday night, a free dance Saturday and a breakfast-initiation Sunday. Immediately after fhe installation of officers elected for the en- siting year, refreshments will be served. Saturday night the free dance will be f r o m &;30 p. m. to 12:30 a. m. Sunday morning, breakfast win be served at the Moose Home at* 9 a. m. with initiation of new members lo begin at 10 a. m. Ceremonies will be handled by the local degree team, in charge of Capt. Odie Logan. I'bliathca Class to Meet WOOD RIVER - At a meeting of the Philathea Class of the First Methodist Church here Friday night, each member Is asked to bring a sack lunch. Mrs. Walter Johlor and Mrs. Cleo Broadway are to be in charge of entertainment. Starting time Is 7:30 p. m. Birthday Party WOOD RIVER - William Vogan 214 Whitelaw Ave., managers of the Parkway, was given a surprise birthday party at noon Tuesday by Parkway employes. Others present were: Angelo Toulle, driver of a truck for a baking concern and Russell Bell, executive secretary of the Township Chamber'of Commerce. Read Telegraph Wants Ads. Garden Club Flam Plant Bake Sale WOOD RtVEft-Mfi. Jfulla f aril, 146 E. Penning Ave. was hostess to 22 Garden Club members Wednw- day afternoon. During the business metttaR th> club voted to hold an annual plant nnd bake sale. Mrs. William Knetzer, president, appointed Miss Stettin Lane as chairman. Time and plnoe of the sale will be announced later. Mrs. Robert Roatch, program chairman, lectured and displayed geraniums, Mrs. Alonzo Bowman displayed a Martha Washington geranium and Mrs. Jerry Smith showed colored sketches of wild flowers. Mrs. Walter Hopkins Jr., of Rosewood Heights Is a new club member. The next meeting will be with Mrs. L. A. Dodson of Godfrey on May 20. \ , Patient In Hospital WOOO RIVER-J. J. Maloney, 737 Madison Ave., has been a patient at St. Anthony's Infirmary In Alton for the past two weeks, Al- FormefWoodRitefYmtlh Is Prisoner of War WOOO WVElt - Frlendi hete have learned of the whereabouts of P?c. JOieph Carl Johnson, who formerly resided here, and who now is a prisoner of war. According to a letter received last week, Johnson address is Ptc. Joseph Carl Johnson, RA 17243005, Prisoner ot War Camp, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, care Chinese Peoples Committee for World Peace, Peking, China. Johnson has been a prisoner ot war for about two years, at the time of his capture being listed as missing in action. The letter received here was dated Jan. 15, 1993, and was received last Friday. The family formerly resided on Ferguson Ave. Johnson's mother now resides In Jerseyville, it was stated. The boy's father is now deceased. Takes Drink And Change WOOD RIVER-An East Alton man reported to the Wood River police Wednesday night that an unidentified woman had taken money though he is progressing satisfactorily, no visitors are allowed but the immediate family. Duke Bakery Dial 2-2922 9th and Henry Sts. All Day Sunday* WEEKEND FEATURES OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL 10 P.M. 41 Lemon Sherbet Cake • Apricot Stollsh . • Pecan Pi« • Boston Cream Pie • Fruit Pi* • Cream Puffs • "Gooey" Butter Coffee Cake • Apple Turnovers • Cream Horns • Party Rye, Nut, Cinna. mon and Vienna Bread We Spucfa/fje in Wedding and Party Caket. trom him, the chanfe he ncelvtd from a 980 Bill after he had taught the woman a drink in a local tavern. After asking for the drink, which the man bought, the woman grabbed the change and fled, Read Telegraph Want* Adi. 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