Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 17, 1953 · Page 11
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Friday, April 17, 1953
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FRIDAY, APRIL 17,1951 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Upper Alton PMONt 3.664ft WILLIAM H. BLACK RETIRING. "No Key" Store Closes Black's Grocery store, last AI- Inn store with a country disposition, will close soon and that means thp owner. William H. Black, will have to dig up a key so he can lock things up. "We're Ihe original Mol-'Em- j Down store," Black said referring to (he popular store of radio stars of Lum 'n Abner. "Things aren't that way any more but up until two years ago we had a pot-bellied stove in back and we wouldn't j kick too much if somebody spit at; the flour barrel." The owner said the store, at 2303 Humbert St., hasn't had a front door key for so many years that "I'll have to look it up when we close." He said they dropped an old piece of lumber over the door and that was good enough to keep thei unfriendly ones out and still not | Insult his friends. i Mr. and Mrs. Black don't have any regular store hours. "That's funny," Black said, "I i guess we managed to get up early j enough to please everybody and we just wouldn't close until all our friends were taken care of at night." He indicated that after you are a groceryman at the same place for 33 years you learn the habits of your buying friends. Black is 72 and miffed because for the first time in his life he is "feeling poorly". Which means that he can't stay around the store for 18 hours a day. Last week he missed the entire week and that decided him to make the final break and call it a day. The retiring groceryman was a glass blower, until machines put him out of business—He starred the grocery next door to his residence at 2301 Humbert St., "just because I didn't have anything else to do." He intends to remodel the place eventually and rent the building for living quarters. In the meantime he'll look up that front door key so he can make things air tight until he can sell the stock and fixtures. Free Methodist Revival The Rev. Pauline Maxwell, Columbus, O., is conducting a series of special meetings at Free Methodist Church on Main St. The revival started Wednesday and will close April 26. "Services are held each evening at 7:30. Mrs, Beth Hankinson, Bracebridge ,Ont., Canada, is the song evangelist. Some topics Kvangelist Maxwell will present at services are "Fingerprints." "Detour Ahead," "The Sleep of Death" and "The Common Clay". The Rev. Homer Foster, pastor, said everyone is welcome. Injnretl in Accident Mrs. Eber Grinkey, 520 Soring Ave., was injured this morning when two automobiles collided at Main and Sanford Sts. She was taken to Alton Memorial Hospital for emergency treatment and X-rays of her right knee. Mrs. Grinkey was a passenger in a car driven by her husband. Police said he was traveling north on Main St. when he collided with a car driven by Willie Lee F.mbrey, employed by WOKZ, which was traveling east. I Embrey's car then struck a truck waiting at the slop sign on Sanford. Police said the truck was driven by Roy Miller, 228 Hamilton St. Grinkey's vehicle was towed from the scene. Emrey's car had a smashed right rear fender. Horace Mann Mothers Meet Mothers Club of Horace Mann School will meet in the library Tuesday, 1:15 p. m., 1o elect officers and conduct a spelling bee for the top three grades. Prizes will be awarded 1o Ihe three pupils from each of/ the fourth, fifth and sixth grades who win the contest. Kindergarten will take part in the program. The nominating committee will make ils report immediately preceding the election of officers for the year. In the dish towel and cloth shower last month for the school kitchen a member reported that more than five dozen towels and a dozen clothes were donated. What Comes Naturally The tornadic winds which ripped through Upper Alton Wednesday solved a problem which had reached the family conference stage. Mrs. Henrv McAdams, 1801 Semtnity St., WM approached early tWs week by a yardman who wanfed to clear dp«d wond from the trees on their lot. It WB* something thnt couldn't be decided without a conference with the man of the house and she told the workman so. McAdams, however, took It upon hhnsrtf to rlolny the decision several dnyx. Thursday morning he looked out In triumph. Everyone else on the Work was griping about Ihe debris of loose branches in' their yards, deposited there by thp hleh winds. Not MrAdnms. ftp happily dismissed from hN mind th? problem of the yardman and went around picking up deadwood as If they were dollar bills. Comr to think »f It. at Ihe prire of labor fhesp days. McAdams was picking tip dollar bills. Warned of tlnknown Hrjlie Rnrdnerers were warned by Fred Clausen, head nurseyman at Alton State Hospital, to beware Of unknown salesmen who "might sell them stolen shrubbery" and much worse. In a talk oefore the Alton Garden Club at HHlcrest Community House Thursday night Clausen said that a recent case of stolen shrubbery being sold In Alton came to his attention. "This man sold the home gardener rose hushes," be said, "only later to have authorities remove them because the/ had been dug up out of a city park." Clausen also told of the incident of a Alton housewife who bought a dogwood tree. The salesman insisted on planting it himself. After the tree failed to show life the husband dug it up and found that it had no roots. The "tree" actually was the sawed off top of a wild dogwood. The state gardener explained methods of growing gloxiaria in another portion of his talk. The flower is vari-colored and can be grown from a leaf and stem by planting first in water, sand or soil. It is possible to split one leaf and grow <wo gloxia a bulbs from it, he said. A sample gloxiana, with large and delicate bloom, was brought to Ihe meeting by Albert Kasha. In other discussions the 20 members attending learned (hat mild weather had saved many hydrangeas and roses and there was not the usual winter kill. So Alton area residents could expect a pro- Us Cheer tht Weary traveler", "We Win Break Bread Together on Our Knees", and "Plenty Good Room", Arrangements are by Edward Oreen, choir leader. The service will close wllh, "The Blessing of St. Francis". The Rev, Lowe said everyone Is welcome. Mm. Carrier) Visit* Mrs. Nelfit Carrlco of Jprseyvllle visited her sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Mourning, 1825 Main St., Thursday. Mrs. Carrlco is residing In the VV a t e r a Nursing Home, 408 Old- dings Ave., which Is operated by her niece, Mrs. William Waters. Mrs. Carrlco, well-known to many Upper Alton residents, moved to Jerseyvllle about a ypar ago. Rnlllnls To Move Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bollini will move next week from their home at 3703 Western Ave. to a now home at 231 Ladd Ave. , Mrs. Bollini was given a farewell party by neighbors in the 37- hundred block of Western, Wednesday evening, and she was presented a gift. Twelve persons were present. Mr. and Mrs. Rollini have sold their Western Ave home to Mr. and Mrs. L. Die/ of Spring St. The Ladd Ave. property is in a new subdivision in the Milton area and It is one of five completed homes on the block. The couple has four children. They are: Robert. lf>. attending Kast Junior High School, William flowers when the and Donald, 12 fi res fusions of v he season arrives. One speaker warned that roses be shaded in the hot afternoons, possibly by covering them with burlap or prper. He also said that roses should never be used as "foundation" plants. That is, they must not be planted against houses as are evergreens. They need freedom to thrive, the speaker said. L. A. Dodson of Gladiris Gardens, Godfrey, brought for dis play some 60 blooming varieties of narcissus, all of the new pink shade. One was the John Evenlyn tybrid, which is a highly prized bloom. There was a plant exchange among members. Joseph Bloemke, vice-president, presided Allen Chapel Services Senior choir of Shiloh AME Church, East St. Louis, will present a service in song Sunday. 8 p. m. at Allen Chapel, 2211 Saul St. The Rev. R. L. Lowe, pastor of Allen Chapel is a former pastor of Shiloh Church. The choir will present the service in three groups. First group will include the 27th and 23rd Psalms in song; second group, "Remember Now Thy Creator", j "Here Is Thy Footstool", the sec- ' one choral from Tagore, and ' "Ariora Mus Te", by Pales Prina; third group will he spirituals, "Let ; pet-lively, attending St. Matthew'? School, and S-monlhs okl Patricia Bollini is employed at Standard Oil Co. WCTtJ Spring In.illtufe Two special speakers appeared before the Upper Alton Woman's Christian Temperance Union spring institute held Thursday at Upper Alton Baptist Church. They were; the Rev. J. F. Glock, Twing Memorial Church; and the Rev. Charles O. Lee, of Bloomington. Meeting opened at 11 a. m. with Mrs. William Gabriel, president presiding. After reports were heard a covered dish luncheon was served. Noontime prayer was given by Dr. LaRuc Jensen of the Uppei Alton Baptist Church. After lunch the Rev. Clock addressed the mem.' bers. At the afternoon session, which opened at 2, Miss Ida Hollard read from the 23rd psalm and comments and discussion on that and articles read by ofher members followed The Rev. Lee spoke at this portion of the institute. Plans were made for the Madison County WCTU convention to be held at Christian Church in Wood Rlver - wlth the Wood River union «* hoitesw, April 30. County presf- lent, Mrs, Eward Abenbrink, Ed- wardsvllle, will preside. Members of the Upper Alton un- on will attend the regional Insti- ue at Jersevylle, April 24. Unions rom counties of Morgan, Scott, Macoupln, Calhoun, Green and Jer- will be represented. State director, Mrs. William Corwin, Belleville, will be the morning speaker and the afternoon speaker will be the Rev. Charles Ewlng, Danville. Mrs. Fred Watts, Jersey County WCTU president, will preside. Reports at the Upper Alton Institute were given by the following: Vlrs. Carl Johnson, Mrs. Kalhryn Tyner, Mrs. LaRue Jensen, Mrs. Kva Paris, Mrs. Susie Emmons, Mrs. Thco Tonktnson, and Miss Anna Hollard. Morning session was opened by singing of battle hymn of WCTU pledges to the flags, and devotion and prayer by Mrs. Frank Stobbs. Mrs. Molfle Lamm dosed the session with prayer. Howard Purcell, Shurtleff College student, presented two vocal soloes. The af ternoon session was closed with prayer by Mrs. Flora Sammons. Take Students Through Plrehousc Fifth grade pupils of Milton School and their teacher, Mrs. R. F. Kurz, loured the Milton Volunteer Fire house Thursday afternoon. Volunteer fireman, Frank M Campbell, conducted the tour, as sisled by Fireman Billy Woolen and talked to the students for about 20 minties on fire safety. He also explained fire equipment and how it is employed in emergencies. 1 Brown Baptist Services Special meetings continue nightly at Brown Street Baptist Church with Evangelist Max Harvey in charge. The minister announced that his subjects untl the close of the series of meetings Sundfay night, will be Tonight, "Come To the Feast" Saturday night, "I Am the Door" Sundy morning worship, "Standing In the Way"; and Sunday evening, "The Blood of Christ". Sunday afternoon at 2:30 the "Musical Harveys" will present a complete musical program baser on the theme, "The Life of Christ from Glory to Glory". All are invited. Discharged from Hospital Mrs. Charlotte Ann Miller, 2716 Residence St., was discharger from St. Joseph's Hospital Thurs day after receiving treatment for abrasions and bruises received an automobile mishap. She was one of three persons in a car which smashed into a ree in the 17-hundred Mock of State St. Wednesday, 9 p. m. Moat ser- ously hurt was Mrs. Lefha Mae <ltchin, Hardin, who suffered a Broken nosp. Mrs. Miller is sill) shaken up jut she Is recovering although she had contracted a heavy cold and aryngllls, Meanwhile, at least six other area residents are In hospitals or mve been discharged recently. Tony Nasello, 323 McClure St., s recovering satisfactorily after undergoing major surgery Monlay. the Owens-llllnols Glass Co. 'tnploye had gallstones removed. t is not known when he will be discharged. James Rodgers, 3703 Horn St., s in St. Joeph's Hospital to X-ray tests and examination. He entered Wednesday and is expected to >c discharged Saturday. A member of the family said he has been suffering stomach disorder recently. Bilie, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Buehlman 2203 Orchard St., was expected to be discharged from St. Joseph's Hospital today after undergoing surgery Thursday for removal of tonsils. She entered Wednesday and is in a satisfactory condition. John Winship, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Winship, 2815 Grandvlevv Ave., Is in Alton Memorial Hospital following an operation Thursday for removal of tonsils. The Clara Barton School pupil is in satisfactory condition. He is expected to be discharged today. John Whitten. six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.«C. R. Whitten, 3314 Mayfleld Ave., is expected to be discharged from Alton Memorial Hospital today after undergoing a tonslllectomy Thursday. The Milton School pupil is in satisfactory condition. Mrs. Anita White, 236 Arbor Dr. is in Wood River Hospital undergoing extensive X-ray and other tests. She entered Tuesday but it is not known when she will be dis- chi^rged. A member of the family said the tests may indicate major abdominal surgery. Soroptimirts Club Hears Mr, Meyer H. Edward Meyer, secretary- manager of the Home Buildnlg ft Loan Association, addressed the Soropllmist Oub of Alton Thursday. Mr. the club's Meyer, citation who last received October. Mitt 9|BVGRtofl was presented by Mrs. George A. Slay. Mr. Meyer spoke on building and loan associations, and stated that the first building and loan association was started In Frankford, Pa., In the year 1831. There are approximately 6.500 associations in the United States with assets of $23 Million. Building and loan associations are sometimes referred to us savings and loans associations, cooperative banks or homestead associations. Illinois ranks third in the U. 8. as having the most building and loan associations with 585. Pennsylvania ranking first with 900 and Ohio second with 610. Illinois ranks fourth In Ihe United Slates as having the largest saving's, ami third as having the largest reserves. The oldest Illinois building and loan association started operating Oct. 2, 1873 and Is still operating in Peoria, and named the Workingman's Savings & Loan Association with assets of $6 million, In Alton there arc five building and loan associations with assets of $17,500,000. Nearly all of the building and loan associations in this locality arc insured today. Originally, accounts were Insured for $5,000, today the Insurance Is $10,000 for each account. The Home Building & Loan 1 Association was the first In Alton to Herbert Cope Improves After Injury at Work Herbert Cope, 22, of West Elm St., expected to return home today from St. Joseph's Hospital where he was moved by ambulance Thursday evening after he had been accidentally struck by a tractor while at work. Cope is a crane operator at Western Cartridge Co. John McGroarly, "Eire's luckiest sportsman," bagged five g<*ese with one shot in Donegal. On ACE Convention! Association of Childhood tion met Wednesday ntfht at kell House, with Mlsi Marjort« Carter presiding. Mlsi Ma*lnt Stevenson ref»tted on tht tottr* national convention erf ACE whlcrt she attended in Denver, recently, and announcement was made that the ACE of tllinoia wit! havt • sfate meeting in Allerton Pant May 2 and 3. Shurtleff College provided mo* sic, with Howard Pureeil, accompanied hy Trwln Ballard, singing several selections. Mrs. Ralph Pepper, Signal Hill, spoke on "Unesco." Stanley Sitze Rites Were Held at Roxaflf Following funeral rites Thurs* dny at 10 a. m, In Roxana Baptist Church, the body of Stanley Sttze. son of Mr and Mrs. Mllford Sitzc of Roxana, was taken to Grassy, Mo., for burial, In Friendship cemetery. The Rev. E. E. DeLong, pastor of Roxana Presbyterian Church, officiated at the service In Roxana and the Rev. J, M. 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