Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 17, 1953 · Page 7
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 7

Alton, Illinois
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Friday, April 17, 1953
Page 7
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FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1933 ALTON EVENING TltlORAPH Council to Set Election Petition? Filed at Jersey To Seek Tan for Playground JERSEYVILLE -Petitions were fifed here Wednesday afternoon in the office of the city clerk, Harold Brooks, by the Jerseyvllle Lions Club requesting the corporate authorities to establish, maintain and conduct a supervised playground and recreation system and to levy an annual tax for the establishment, conduct and maintenance on the project. The proposed tax would not be less than .015 per cent nor more than 0667 per cent on the assessed property In Jerseyville. A date for the election will be set by, the City Council for the near future to vote on the proposition. The purpose of the referendum is to establish a permanent way of providing supervised recreation for the children and young people of the city. Heretof6rc, various local civic organizations have endeavored to operate the local playgrounds by voluntary contributions and money raising projects. It has become increasingly difficult to obtain enough funds for the bare maintenance of the playground and no money has been available for permanent improvements. The sum of approximately $3,000 js needed annually to maintain the playground. It is the intention of local civic organizations that have heretofore been maintaining the playground to continue their various proprcts for raising money, and such funds will be employed in addition of permanent improvements to the playground. If the tax proposal is adopted by the voters, no funds from this source will become available until next year. This season the work will be continued by contributions and fund raising projects. The Lions Club will hold, a carnival in June and all money taken in will be used to finance the playground this season. Promoted to Colonel JERSEYVILLE.—Arthur J. Williams has been promoted to the rank of colonel in the armed forces, according to report received by his father, Arthur Williams, who operates a service station and grocery south of here. Col. Williams has been assigned as operations officer of the Waco Reserve School at Waco, Tex. He has been with the armed forces the past 11 years and is a former student of the Missouri School of Mines at Rolla. He received his commission at Camp Edwards, Mass. Eldred Girl Named to Attend Girl's State ELDRED.—Miss Martha Bea Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luthor Smith, has been selected by the Auxiliary of the American Legion to attend the annual Illini Girl's State at MacMurray College, Jacksonville, June 16-24. The qualities.on which she was chosen were leadership, character, honesty, courage, scholarship, and co-opera tiveness. Miss Smith, 1C, is a member of the junior class of Carrollton High School, and a member of the local Baptist church. Read Telegraph Want Ads. Gale Strikes Jersey Countyt Damage Heavy JERSEYVILLE - Scores of storm losses were reported here Thursday morning to local Insurance agencies as a result of the hurricane winds which swept Jersey County Wednesday afternoon and night, William Roach who operates a farm east of here reported that he and an employe were working in a lot near some of the outbuildings and the wind took the entire roof off of a building and narrowly missed striking the two men with it. The roof at the city disposal plant north of the city limits was badly damaged according to reports filed here Thursday morning. Storm windows were the favorite targets of the gale in many parts of the city. In some cases the windows were torn from dwellings and smashed to bits. In other cases the wind toyed with the windows for some time and gently deposited them on the lawns without breaking any glass. This was true of storm windows torns from the dwellings of Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley on W. Pearl St. and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Thatcher on W. Exchange. State police patrolling the highways in Jersey County Wednesday night reported that driving was unusually difficult and dangerous. Traffic generally slowed to a minimum pace and no accidents were reported in Jersey County during the night. Telephone service lines north of here were broken when a large oak tree seven miles north on Rt. 67 was blown down and fell across the main service line of the Illinois Bell Telephone Company. The break occurred near what was known years ago as Mid City. The wind damaged farm buildings at the William Hopper farm one mile east of this city. Doors were torn from buildings and roofs upended. , Leaves Soon for Joliet JERSEYVILLE — Mrs. Asa Maguire who has been employed as a clerk in the Schleper Shoe Store, is resigning that post and will move soon to Joliet to join her husband who is a guard at the Illinois State Penitentiary. Coombcs to Head Jersey Board Elected at Meeting of Trustees Wednesday JER8EYV1LLE — James L. Coombes was named prestripnt of the Board of Education of Jersey Community Unit • School District •No. 100 of the organization meeting of the group Wednesday evening. He succeeds Russell J. Hell in this post. Coombes was the first president of the Community Unit •Board, serving during 1948-49. Roy L. Powers was elected secretary to succeed Kenneth Wieland. Powers Is beginning his second term as a member of the board. Initiated Candidates JERSEYVILLE - The Ruby Rebekah Lodge held an initiation at their meeting Tuesday evening In the Odd Fellows building at which time Mrs. Virgie Drulard, Mrs. Mildred , Crookor, Mrs. Nancy Disher and Mrs. Blanche Foster were received into the organization. Mrs. Pauline Groppel 'will be delegate from the lodge at the annual meeting of the 22nd district which takes place in Carrollton Tuesday. A number of other members of the lodge will also attend the conclave/. Mrs. Nona VVayham of this city is the junior past president of the district. The local lodge will hold their "silent auction" at their meeting April 28 and members are requested to bring articlas for the auction sale. Store Franchise Sold JERSEYVILLE. — The Gamble store in this city changed hands this week when M. W. Bone, who has operated the business for the past 3'.2 years sold the franchise and fixtures to Lawrence Rolando of Gillespie. Possession will be delivered June 1. Mr. and Mrs. Bone have bought the Bone Department Store in Carthage,, 111., from his father, Carl Bone. The Bone family expects to move to Carthage in the immediate future. Registration at Record JERSEYVILLE.—A total of 105 first grade pupils registered for the 1953-54 term of school at the Jerseyville elementary school, according to report made by Kenneth Allen, principal of the school this week. The registration is one of the heaviest in the history of the local school and Principal Allen calls attention to the fact that all prospective pupils should register not later than the last of next week so arrangements can be made to accommodate them and provide books and materials. erwy El Science Winmn to nter State Event April 25 JERSEYVILLE — Tne science exhibits which won first pltce awards at the Jersey Community High School Science Fair in March are being displayed In the Greater St. Louis Science Fair «t Washington University this week, and will also be eritered in the Illinois Science Academy at Shurtleff College in Alton on April 25. Four bus loads of Jersey County students accompanied by several faculty members went to St. Louis Wednesday evening to attend the Science Fair there. Warren R. Greene, head of the science department of the local high school was in charge of the annual Jersey Community High School Science Fair in which there were more than 2,500 entries. The Judges awarded a total of 4SO ribbons at this event and selected a group for entry at the St. Louis exhibition. The exhibits chosen for the St, Louis and Alton displays were: In the physics, chemistry and radio division; ceramics, Shirley Schleper; chemicals in the home, Esther Tenpen; chemicals in fertilizers, Kenneth Brown; sulfur and its products, Henry Kruse; remote controlled cruiser and sail boat, Edward Koenig; cosmetics, Barbara Schleper and Jo Ann Miller; development of the human face and chemcial analysis of teeth, Hilda Roady; tesla Coil, Duane Montgomery; uranium atom, Gary DeCourcy, nuclear fission, Betty Shea; refrigeration unit, Gordon Geil; electronic organ, Davis Murray. In Biology, hamster**? Richard Parsell; mounted fox, Alice Craig; wild flower collection, Frances Thiel; ifeaf collection, Oleta Crane; terrarium, Frances Davis; wood collection, Edward Hall; wood collection, Charles Zeigler; skull collection, Robert Wade; common insects, Eunice Grabbe; weed collection, Edna Koenig; krilium, Janice Reynolds; weed-seed col' lection, Wanda Bill; cactus collection, Jo Crawford; skull collection, Tony Wells; wheat products, Agnes Schuckengreck; corn products, Mary Flnkes; soil-less garden, finis Schultz; cross sec* tion of a leaf, Charles Powers; feather collection, Robert Bertman; artificial flowers, Marcella Finkes; types of eyes, Shirley Russell. The General Science entries were condwctabillty and non-conductabil- •ity of water, Cynthia Mtndrupt electric buzzer, Gerda Link; teeth, Shirley Chapin; stratospher, Jackie Chappell; hygrometer, Nola Crotchett; bird feeder, Richard Van Meter; how to make soap, Arbedella Kallal; wells, Beverly Sinclair; modern farm, Barbara Morrison ; removing stains, Joanne Kil- Hon; wood collection, Sandra Thatcher; weed and seed collection, Marilyn Cumminga; wheat products, Genevleve Henson; rock collection, Thomas Waters; hard lye soap, Betty McAdams; soil collection, James Mielke; soy bean and its products, Sharon Whipple; twig collection, Lester Weller; common soil types, Sylvia Kruse, and com products, Margaret East. The doldrums is an area around the earth slightly north of the equator characterized by f r e quent storms, cyclones and prolonged calms. SAVE the DIFFERENCE! 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