Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 1, 1968 · Page 7
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 7

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, July 1, 1968
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.MONDAY, JULY i, ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE Raft Brings Visitor to Alton By WAYNE MARRttAM telegraph Staff Write* '" Floating by f§ft down the Mis* i&utt River seems like & pretty jihorthodox way to visit one's gtaitdpatents, but that's just what one Kansafe City youth did. John Breyfogle and friends .Called on his grandparents |If, and Mrs, Howard M. Brey* •fogle, 1018 Washington St.. Alton, after the raft was moored Hear the St. Louis Arch. :: Arriving Friday after their 12 jtey adventure, the boys made land at 6:30 p.m. : The grandparents were warned ahead of time to await the hardy travelers, but it was quite a surprise nonetheless, to Bee the weary band come chug- ging into harbor minus one of the rafts. Apart from their toss of ft raft, (in the Chain of Rocks Canal) the boys reported little trouble along the way, although high water and adverse winds plagued their final leg of the Journey and made thcril late in arriving at the foot of the Arch. they traveled in two rafts, one 16-foot long and 8-foot wide, supported by fourteen 55-gallon oil drums, the other a little smaller had 10 of the drums for floats. A 10-horsepower motor powered the larger raft, which had a roof built over it and-was ^AMERICA'S LARGEST FAMILY CLOTHINO CHAIN OPEN 9:30 'Tit 9t30 more like a floating houseboat. Two smaller outboards v,ere attached to the smaller raft, which h*d to be abandoned in the Chatf of Rock's Canal, Friday," when one of the motors quit and a severe list developed. The raft hit the side of the canal after the motor stopped, When it began to lean far over into the water the boys abandoned ship. They ^etuwied after completing their journey to dismantle the smaller raft, but hope to be able to sell the larger one to local boating enthusiasts. Four of the youths rode the large raft. 1 named "River Bir,d," and two followed in the smaller raft, called "Arch II", on their journey down river. Breyfngie 1?, told his grandmother t»,at the party was quite surprised to find that word ef their cortitr.g had spread ahead of them. In one town., the local Kiwanis club met the six boys and treated them to a free motel room and meal. Food was no problem, according to the raftsmen, who took so»w food with them and bought the rest along the way. With John weret Jim Jot- fe, 17, Mark Sellers, 16, Steve shannon, 18, Jeff Littrell, 17 and Tim Gabbert, 17, all seniors at North Kansas City High School. Mrs. Evelyn Breyfogle, John's mother and a Kansas. City neighbor drove to Alton and finally St. Louis to pick the boys up They'll return to Kansas City by car but hope'to sell the rafts th"y called home for 12 days before they leave. Vandals Destroy Fountain AMERICA'S LARGEST FAMILY CLOTHING CHAIN Pre-Holiday 3-day Sale! MwuJEBttJW- <*, &* 26.88 SAVE 33* TO 40% EDWARDSVILLE—An outside drinking fountain at the N. 0 Nelson Elementary School here was destroyed by vandals late Saturday afternoon, Edwardsville police reported today. Police investigated a report phonec in at 6:50 p.m. Saturday that youths were throwing cherry bombs in the neighborhood oi the school and discovered the water fountain destroyed. At 11:15 p.m. Friday, in an other cherry bomb incident, po lice reported a mail-box belong ing to Thomas Grossman Jr. Hadley Lane, had been de stroyed. A neighbor reported seeing a "group of kids" putting cherry bombs into one of a group of mail boxes in the area. Also reported to Edwardsvilli police during the weekend wai a burglary at the Hill Top Res taurant, St. Louis Road. Police were told that the burglary ha occurred sometime between p.m. Friday and 1 a.m. Satur day. Area Tour Sites Listed An Illinois tour guide put out by the Standard Oil Co. and named the "Lovejoy Shipman Youth Wins Macottpin Speech Contest SHIPMAN - Edward Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Baker, a member of the 49'er 4-H Club in Shipman he won the Macoupin County public speaking con :est for 4-H Club members. He gave his speech on WSM1 at Litchfield last week and wll represent Macoupin County at the contest at the State Fair in Springfield. He will also address the Toastmasters Club early in July. His topic was "Farming Is Big Business." Brighton Blood Drive Quota Is 125 Pints BRIGHTON — Tuesday ha been officially proclaimei Bloodmobile Day in Brighton b> Mayor Walter Ahlemeyer. The Red Cross bloodmobil will be at the Fellowship Ha: of the Presbyterian Churc! from 1 until 6 p.m. This is th only visit of the bloodmobile t this area this year. The quot is 125 pints. Tour," lists six historic stops in the Telegraph area , for the sesqulcentennial tourist. The Elijah Lovejoy Monument, Confederate Soldier's Cemetery, Piasa Bird painting, Alton Lock and Dam, Lincoln - Douglas debate site and Pere Marquette State Park are some of the stops the guide recommends to the traveler. The trip, which totals 325 miles, takes in sites of southwestern Illinois, including the oldest house In the state at Cahokia, south of East St. Louis. 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