Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 17, 1953 · Page 8
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 8

Alton, Illinois
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Friday, April 17, 1953
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f»A0B SIGHT ALTON KVKN1NO TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, APRIL 17* iflt flamed Dana Mead, Wood River High Senior, to Attend West Point WOOD RIVER - Dana Mead, East Alton-Wood River Community High School'* all-around flthlete and honor roll student, received word Thursday evening of his appointment to West Point, United States Military Academy in New York. Because of his outstanding ' achievements the past foiir years, both as an athelete and scholar, a number of Influential citizens of the area became interested In his future career and started the wheel .to turning that took him to Chicago March 2-5 for four days of grueling examinations. Results of these examinations received Thursday from the Adjutant General of the Department of the Army, Washington, D. C., showed nim to be fully qualified both mentally and physically and entitled to admission to t h e academy in July 195.1. His high marks brought commendation in the form of a letter from Congressman Mclvin Price which also informed him he would be admitted to the academy as a first alternate under the congressman's appointment. The principle candidate failed. The reported grades were West Point aptitude, 505, with 450 required for passing; mathematics, 520, with 450 required for passing; English 620 with 450 required; and physical aptitude, 614, with 335 required for passing. Dana was one of six of 150 boys who took the physical examination the first day and was released without rechcck. Intervlewd by Coach Hearing of his interest in the appointment, the West Point coaoh, Capt. Robert Dobbs, came here about a month ago for an inter- Money Saving Speciali! > i 9 Pabco Linoleum Tile lOo e». PlMtlo W»ll Til* 4lo «q. ft. P»boow»ll - 89o (In. ft. Free Estimates — Dial 4-2212 WILSON PAINT CO. 89 N. WOOD RIVER AVE. Get PHELAN'S Paints Here! view with the prospcrtivp candidate with tentative plnns to enroll him ns n qualified alternate instead of by congressional appointment. Mend is Ihc son of Mr, and Mrs, George Mead of Collage Hills. He has a 12-year-old brother, Michael. The family moved here from Cresco, lown, when Dana was in the sixth grade and he graduated from Ihe eighth grade nt Cottage Hills. Feeling he would have more educational opportunity and more competitive athletics he worked during the summer months to pay his tuition to attend the Wood River school rather than the Bethalto High School. However, because of regulations concerning out-of-district students he was unable to participate in competitive sports his freshman year, hut every year smcc he has lettered in football, baseball and basketball. The senior year found him elected captain of Ihe football team, a candidate for the. most valuable player of the year and a member of the all district football and basketball team chosen by Ihe Telegraph. He was also named the backfield player of Ihe year. Dana has made Ihe high honor roll every semester of each year until he enrolled in the typing class this year which rated him a B. However, he doesn't feel too bad about that he said when being interviewed because he feels the typing will be more important than Ihe honor roll when he launches into a military career. Attend Boy's State Among his exlw curicular activities are membership in Stage- 1 & Slammer and National Thespians as woll as, Quill and Scroll for four years; chairman of the shoph- more assembly, president of the 1952-53 student cabinet; president of Junior Engineers; and a member of National Honor Society. He attended Boys State unrier sponsorship of the American Legion his junior year where he received a medal for being a model school citizen and was chairman of the federalist party. The prospective cadet is also apparently a whiz at. finance as he purchased his own <.:ar Ihe summer of 1951 with wages earned at the WOOD RIVER VOTERS Emmet P. Howard CANDIDATE FOR CITY CLERK CITY OF WOOD RIVER Election: Tuesday, April 21 si Your vote and help in getting your /ami// and friends (o vote /or me will certainly be appreciated. Thanks. Emmet P. Howard • Vote Independent • SUN-PROOF HOUSE PAINT ~i Wards off all paint-marring industrial gas fumes and smoke! Another Amazing New Paint by Pittsburgh I SUN-PROOF House Paint it now fume-reiiitaot too! This quality of resisting darkening, discoloring KM fumes and coal imoke gives longer fife to SUN-PROOF House Paint, and as- lures your house greater protection and better looks. New Fume-Resistant White Sun-Proof House Paint STAYS WHITE—colors retain their original bright beauty. •AUON Uniform Quality Field-Tested Formula ' Better Coverage Self-Cleaning Tougher, More Elastic Film Modern Bright Colors Maximum Hiding More Economical «*l w "Cafe *• Heat* bMU* FISCHER LUMIK* COMPANY f«*t Alto* Dial 4-4371 DANA MEAD who will graduate in June from Wood River High ha ( ; received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at Weit Point, N. Y. Mr. was appointed by Rep. MeKm of t. Louis. Me, star athlete the pa'it three year 1 ., at Wood River and ranked high yhoL-ntirally—Staff photo. AAUW Told of Legal Rights W. 1,. Thomas Addresses Wood River Group WOOD RIVER .- "Legal Rights of Women" was Jhp topic Attorney W. L. Thomas of Alton nsrcl in his unusual and informal discussion before members of thr American Association of University Women Thursday night in the Wood River School. He presented the women with 36 questions to which they answered true or false. Followinc the quiz, he told the %vomen (lie correct answers and many of Ihc women were amazed to find they had false ideas on matters of law. Mrs. A. L. Kitzmiller spoke on Ihe scholarships which the PEO is offering lo students from this area. Students interested in information on the scholarships should Alton Brick Plant. For spending money during school months he reported the games to all the local and St. Louis newspapers. Me said ho would like lo enter the field of counter espionage and secret service work nt the academy, and says Ihe length of his military career after serving the required lime will depend on world conditions and his country's needs. contact Mrs. Fred Berry. The Rev. Alf Anderson of the First Baptist Church in Rosewood Heights played several musical selections. Miss Dorothy Abberly, president, presided at. the business meeting where it was decided to hold the organization's annual banquet May 21. Hostesses for the evening were: Miss Mary Lee Bloomer, who was also program chairman, Miss Francis Smith, Mrs. John Elam Mrs. Randell Myers and Mrs. Ronald Blakeman. California has 19 cities with populations of 50,000 or more. Come in and visit the most complete camera shop in this area. Photo-Art Shop Wood Itiver . Cahoon to Head Dist 104 Board George Hayes; Worlhen Serretary WOOTJ niVEn - S. E. Gaboon, oldpst member in years of sot-vice, was elected president of the District 104 school board at (lie organizational meeting Thursday noon In the cafeteria of the Lewis- Clark School. He succeeds George Hayes, who has completed three two year terms on the board. This is the first year that the board has named its own president as previously the president wai elected by the voters. Hugh W o r t h e n was re-elected secretary to the board. Date for the monthly meetings of the board was changed from the second Wednesday of each month to the second Tuesday of each month. At Nrhoolboard Meeting WOOD RIVER - Supt. G. O. DeAtley, C. L. Tucker and Hugh Worthen attended the southwestern division meeting of the Illinois Schoolboards Association held in Maplewood Wednesday night. Auxiliary to Meet WOOD RIVER - Mrs. Peter Heyen of Alton will be guest speaker at the regular semi-monthly meeting of American Legion Auxiliary of post 204 at Legion home at 8 p. m. Monday. This will be the Pan-American program with Mrs. Frank Panyik as chairman. Pant Chiefs Club WOOD RIVER - Past Chiefs Club of Esther Temple of Pythian Sisters wjfl be entertained by Mrs. Matilda Hermeling at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Shortal 932 Whitelaw Ave. Tuesday evening. Thi ywr'i bfwtif mtrehondlifnfl mrt In rierdwaft and hewiiwarti bHnfli yw femeui brands and fwfwrtd veluts, Cemt in new far yeur Spring hemt, farm and ihap nttdi, Iff Hordwert Waak, AprllUta «, ».._ __• _ . dM--** Yankee HANOI-MAN DRILL 13,25 Value Stanley Green find RULE AND 6-INCH TAPE $189 Save SOc Plastic FOUR PIECE CANISTER SET tut $299 Value Palter FOUR In ONE SL3S Valut Lufken FIFTY FOOT TAPE Copper Brlte COPPER GLEANER Buy 89c Site . . . Get 49o Size FREE! $1.38 Value SCREWDRIVER SET Polished NINE INOH COVERED SKILLET Top Quality LUNCH KITS 52.65 Value Caldak Folding TV Hostess $15.00 TRADE-IN T A DI if£ $2.95 $4149 I On Your Old Mowir on a Spioial Fiw IA DLLS Value & I POWER MOWERS "// We Don'l Hove It We Will Get It." MEYER'S HARDWARE 25 East Ferguson Ave. Dial 4-5132 Wood River On Honesty in Political Advertising- On April 14. 1953, advertisements were published in behalf of Mr. C. A. Van Preter purporting to deny assertions in behalf of Mr. Otto F. Brazier concerning the balance in general funds of the village when Mr. Brazier succeeded Mr. Van Preter as Mayor. The advertisement concluded by describing Mr. Van Preter as a man who has no fear of truth. The following communications will indicate wherein the truth lies: DISTINCTIVE RESIDENTIAL FIXTURES for • Kitchen • Dining Room • Li vin groom • Bedroom • Porch • Bath 60 Attractive Designs Al Popular Prices Wiring Material of All Kinds, CONDUIT • OUTLET BOXES SWITCHES • Q, E. LAMPS • ENTRANCE FITTINGS • FISCHER LUMBER COMPANY EAST ALTON DJAi 4*437), C. J. SCHLOSSER & COMPANY Certified Public Accountants 115 Market Telephone 3-7717 Altbn, Illinois APRIL 15, 1953 Mr, Otto F. Brazier, Mayor Village of East Alton, East Alton, Illinois Dear Mr. Brazier: You have inquired of this firm, which has regularly audited the fiscal affairs of the Village of East Alton during your administration, as to the correctness of certain figures published in the press in connection with the current political contest. The audit report showing the various fund cash balances as of May 1, 1949, the date you succeeded Mr. Van Preter as Mayor, has been on file with the Village authorities since June 14, 1950, when it was completed. This report shows that as of May 1, 1949, the total cash balance in the General Corporate Fund (after offsetting overdrafts in particular divisions thereof) was $984.54, which is precisely the sum stated in your advertisements. The figures given in Mr. Van Preter's advertisement of April 14 apparently are based on the clerk's reports prior to auditing; however, even on this basis they are incorrect as an attempted statement of the General Corporate Funds Balance, since they intermingle balances from the various Special Funds of the Village. A mere cursory examination of our audit report, of course, would indicate the clear separation in these funds. Very truly yours, C. ). SCHLOSSER & COMPANY C. j. SCHLOSSER. Partner CJS:vw VILLAGE OF EAST ALTON EAST ALTON, ILLINOIS April 15, 1953 Mr. Otto F. Brazier President of the Board of Trustees Village of East Alton, Illinois Dear Sir: At your request I have made an analysis of the advertisement appearing in behalf of candidate C. A. Van Preter in the April 14th issue of the Alton 'Evening Telegraph, The initial audit by C. J. Schlosser & Co. showed that the cash balance in General Corporate Funds as of May 1st, 1949, when you succeeded Mr. Van Preter, was $984.54; this is exactly the figure used in the advertisement in your behalf. The audit report clearly shows that this sum was arrived at by using the cash balances in all the General Corporate funds. Actually, according to the accountant's analysis, Mr. Van Preter's administration left the primary General fund overdrawn by the sum of $4,324.42 and the Election fund overdrawn by $47.31, and it was only by applying balances in the streets, police, sewer, public buildings, fire and salaries funds that the overall black-ink figure of $984.54 could be obtained. , . • Mr. Van Preter'* advertisement of yesterday, in attempting to assert a balance of $14,160.43, would include balances in the Garbage, Playground, Public Benefit and Refunding Bond funds in getting a total of General Corporate and Related funds. These, however, are special funds set up for special purposes and they cm* not bt to included. I might add further that I have examined Mr. Nolan's final report, referred to. w Mr. Van Prater's advertisement, and it does not contain the statement of balance attributed to it by the author of Mr. Van Preter'i idvertiteme»t, Very truly youn, i. IOWARD TOOO, Village Attoiity. OTTO F. ••**"»f»¥! *V < BIT HER For Mayor of EAST ALTON

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