Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 23, 1953 · Page 15
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 15

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, April 23, 1953
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ALTON SVENtNQ TBLBORAPH TRUMBAT, APRIL it, Ml Wood River Twp. Hospital Is Now Showing Profit Report Shows $876 Netted During First Quarter ' Of 1953 WOOD RIVER - For the first time in the history of Uie Wood River Township Hospital, the hospital has financially operated the last three months on a "break- even basis", the board of trustees announced today. Results of the first quarters' operation of 1953, from Jan. 1 until March 31, show a profit of $876 on an operated Income of $172,246.16. The profit figure of $876 was'ar- rived at after all expenses were deducted and before Income from the township taxes had been added. In • news release from the hospital, the board said this announcement was made as a result of the desire of the board to operate the hospital on as close to n break-even basis as possible so that it will not be a burden to the tax payers of Wood River Township. "This operation has been possible because the annual trend of hospitalization indicates a high occupancy during the winter period. Providing the hospital can continue to operate as closely to a break-even basis for the following periods of the-year and providing a lower occupancy doeSi not result due to the summer months' in accordance with the desired policy of not being a strain on the tax payers, adjustments in the room nursing service rates will not be necessary," the statement reported. The details of the operation of the hospital in the last three months indicate $1,111.05 profit for January, February loss of $4,567.94 March profit of $4,332.89. These figures were arrived at after all expenses were considered including depreciation and before township taxes have been added to the income. The hospital receives each month $12,852.94 for operation and maintenance from the township in addition to the bonded indebtedness which is paid from township taxes. "If we continue in the next few years of operating the hospital on a break-even basis, the operating and maintenance tax levy could be lifted," Robert Wallace, administrator, said. From May 1, 1952 until December 31, an eight month period, the hospital went $80,770.24 in the hole without taxes. This loss was made up in taxes levied. Part of this loss was attributed to the lack of patients at the hospital last fall, as the hospital cost of operation remains nearly the same each day regardless of the number of patients. Class Meeting Friday WOOD RIVER — Members of the Fellowship Class of the First Church of Christ (Christian) will meet Friday at 7:30 p. m. at the home of Mrs. Ora Hatcher, 113 E. Forest Ave., Hartford, with Mrs Russell French as assisting hostess. Missing Car Found WOOD RIVER — Police here have been informed that a 1946 Ford stolen from Wood River in October has been found near Atlanta, Ga. The car was owned by Edgar Paynter who lives at the rear of 712 N. Wood River Ave, Notice to the Voters of East Alton I wish to thank everyone who helped me during the campaign. It wate deeply appreciated and will not be forgotten. Otto F. Brazier 239 Donate Blood At Wood River Qiiofa nf 400 Pints Only 56 Prr Cent Filler! Two hundred and thirty-nine donors gave blood at (ho Bloodmobile at the Roundhouse at Wood River Tuesday and Wednesday. About one-fourth were replacements for transfusions given to patients in local hospitals. Central States Petroleum Union members from Standard Oil Co. Refinery gave 86 pints of blood. Two hundred and six promised to donate annually, or oftener. Twenty-eight gave for the first time. The quota of 400 bottles ifor the two dnys was only 56 per cent filled, and more blood was used In the locnl hospitals during March than was donated at this Bloodmobile. The 1 Bloodmobile will visit Ihe Onized Clubrooms, Alton, Tuesday, May 19, and Wednesday, May 20. from noon to 6 p. m. Club Members at Audition WOOD RIVER - Mrs. E. B. Gillls, president, Mrs. Wilbur Stevens, president-elect, and Mrs. A. C. Hunt, first vice president elect, of Wood River Woman's Club attended the talent audtion sponsored by-the 22nd District of P'edera- tion of Woman's Clubs at the Methodist Church, East St. Louis, .Monday. Attending Chicago 1 Meeting WOOD RIVER—Three members of the student council at East Alton-Wood River Community High School left at noon today to attend the state meeting of the Illinois Student Council Association which convenes at the Sherman Hotel, Chicago, Friday, and Saturday. They are Dana Mead, current council president; Don Snodoker, president-elect, and Edward Affsprung, council representative. The boys will be accompanied on the trip by Instructor Robert C. Cervak. The three boys will join thp school's science classes in Chicago Saturday and Cervak will spend the remainder of the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Cervak at Cicero. The science caravan will leave the Alton railroad station Friday morning and return Sunday Evening. They will be at the YMCA Hotel. Mahonpys Attend Dinner WOOD RIVER — Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Mahoney, 714 Wood River j Ave. returned Wednesday from Washington, D.C., where they al-; tended the second annual John Carroll dinner sponsored by the' National Alumni Association of Georgetown University at the Mayflower Hotel Saturday evening. Dr. Mahoney was one of eight graduates of the university who were honored at the banquet for their achievements which reflect credit upon their school. The doctor, a 1923 graduate of the school is president of the Illinois Stale i Dental Association. j The couple Jum-hed with Con| gressman Mel Price and his u ifc while in the capitol. Dr. Mahoney's brother, Father Daniel P. Mahoney, S. J., of Boston, Joined them there also. Wood River E$R Men Fete Sons Annual Banquet Staged Tuesday Evening WOOD RIVER - Boh Motiken | rmcped tht> proRram at the fifth annual falhft and son hantjupt sponsored by the Mnn's Brotherhood at St. John Evangelical and Reformed Church Tuesday evening. The program or musir included arcordlan numbers by .loo Hlavsn of Glen Carhon and vocal solos hy Jackie Melmkamp accomptn- ird nl the piano by Janice Helmkamp. The Rev. Henry Wichman presented Ihe Invocation and Wilson Gross, brotherhood president, spke briefly welcoming the fathers and sons. Les N e it m a n was program chairman for Ihe' event and Robert McB'arland and Mike Tomlano- vich were In charge of tickets. Members of the Woman's Guild and Girl's Guild prepared and served the m e a 1. Mrs. Richard Gerties was chairman of the kitchen committee, and Mrs. T. L. drop- pel, table selling. The decorations, which featured bags of marbles, guns and fishing poles, were prepared by Mrs. Orva' Burk and her committee. Mrs. William Witt- hofft was service chairman. McGlones Leave for Denver WOOD RIVER — Mr. and Mrs. Joe McGlone and daughters, Jane Ann and Mary, who resided at 242 E. Lorena Ave., left Friday to make their home In the Denver, Colo., area. En route they pain to visit friends in Nebraska then go to Boulderi Colo., where they will spend some time with Mrs. McGlone's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Block, and sons. mother III WOOD RIVER — Mr. and Mrs. Oscar McKean, 184 Maywood, Rosewood Heights, and, the Willard McKenas of Beth alto were called to Sorento this week because of the Illness of Oscar and Willard "s mother, Mrs. Ida McKean. After a fall at her home, she became ill and was removed to the Highland hospital where she was reported to be in critial condition. i Wood River Day Circles in Meet WOOD RIVER — Three Day Circles of the Frist Presbyterian Church met at the church simultaneously Wednesday afternoon, with the program in each circle being "Minorities In Our Midst". Program chairmen for the respective circles were: Mrs. Manley Mace, Mrs. K. D. Hall and Mrs. Virden La Marsh. Those participating in the program were: Mrs. J. F. McCredie, Mrs. Robert Greenshirlds, Mrs. Rolla llord, Mrs. Omar Lyon, Mrs. Louclla Darling, Mrs. Marvin Wilson, Mrs. William Bacheldor, Mrs. M. R. Harpole, Mrs. S. E. Gaboon, Mrs. W. A. Eslinger, Mrs. O. F. Nagel, Mrs. R. E. Wiehe, and Mrs. M. R. Strunk. Prior to the meeting cancer dressings and hospital tray cards i were made. j Mrs. Boron Has Surgery WOOD RIVKK — Mrs. Opal Boron, proprietor of The Luncheonette returned to her home, 5 S. First St., Saturday, from Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, where she underwent surgery Wednesday. Her daughter Mrs. Kdtnond Williams, of Milwaukee, Wis., left for her home Sunday alter attending her mother while she was in the hospital. Treated at Hospital WOOD RIVER Kclwin Gallagher. Glenditle Gardens, \\as treated in the emergency room at Wood River Township Hospital Wednesday lor a laceration of Ihe forefinger ol the right hand which he received while working on a truck at his home. He was dismissed following ', treatment. Smith* Moving to Florida i WOOD RlVt;R — Mr. and Mss. ; Taintor Smith and children, iorm- At WoodRiwr i .•»***,***+* «»^«M»*pi^^»<fcim^^*»^M w * City Council Commended for Solving Sewer Dispute Youth Hurt in Fall from Car Near Hartford Godfrey Cub P§ck Meet Postponed a Week WOOD RIVER - The executive committee of the Township Chamber of Commerce, in a meeting Wednesday, rflnRralulalert Ihe rtly council on officially solving the problems of the sewer project here nnd also on their concerted efforts lo get the project finished at the regular contract price. Most of the delay in completion of the sewer work, it was brought out, was caused hy O. T. Dunlnp, head of Ihe Madison Construction Company of Edwardsville, placing his personal interpretation on the contract, with regards to the Madison Ave. section of the sewer. Dunlap had expressed to the executive committee he hud never worked wilh a more sincere group of men than the city council, who carried the interests of the city at heart. The executive committee had secured Dunlap's signature on an agreement, also signed by the city council, whereby the city will file a declaratory judgment suit, to clear up several contract controversies. Cily Attorney Thomas Holland has indicated Ihe suit will be filed in circuit court some time this week. Anesthetist Resigns WOOD RIVER — Mrs. Vivian L. McCall. 328 Van Prefer Ave. has resigned as anesthetist at Wood River Township Hospital to become effective Friday. She and her son, Johnny, 4, plan an extended vacation in the Panama Canal Zone. Mrs. McCall will be replaced at the hospital by Miss Belly Lou Warwick of Springfield. , Dandelion Rubber for Japan TOKYO, /P—The Japanese government has decided to experiment wilh Russian dandelions as a source of natural rubber. The newspaper Asahi said the trial program would be located In Hokkaido, Japanese northermost and least developed island. The rubber plant was reportedly discovered by a Russian expedition about 20 years ago in the Ticnshan mountain range inside western China's Sinkiang province. Since then the Communists have claimed success in cultivating dandelion farms for rubber extraction, Asahi noted. EAST ALTON - Kenneth Me- Grtw, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton McGrew, 64 W. Dr., was admitted to Wood River Township Hospital at 7:55 p. m. Wednesday for treatment of Injuries suffered when he fell from his parents car onto the highway. The mishap occurred on the old Mitchell road south of Hartford. Kenneth was riding In the back seat of the car, driven by his father with his step-brother, Michael Dean Hodge, when the door came open and he tumbled out. His Injuries are not believed to be of a serious nature. They are listed as head lacerations and abrasions and lacerations of the legs and arms. Ladles Missionary Society EAST ALTON - Eight mem- The pack meettns of Cub Pack 45 has been changed from tonight to iwU Thursday, April 30, at Godfrey School. Confusion caused hy five Thursdays In the month has necessitated the change. > Missionary Society of Friendship Baptist Church carried out the theme of South Africa at their meeting Tuesday night at the church. Mrs. C. E. Murray Jr., gave a reading on "Lepers in Africa"; Mrs. Robert Nunn spoke on "To Honor and Obey" and Mrs. Robert McDonald gave a reading on "Widening Educational Needs in Africa". A court session was a group discussion. The society members, who will be official hostesses at the May Fellowship Banquet,, May 1, discussed plans for the banquet. Daughters of America EAST ALTON - The Daughters of America lodge held a meeting at the lodge hall here Tuesday night. Prizewinners of games played were: Mrs. Leonard Pool, Mrs. Leo Wools, Mrs. James Ringerlng and Mrs. Myrtle Edgar. Next meeting of the lodge will be Tuesday, May 5. Chief Of Police At East Alton Resigns You can't join angling club at the new shark Looe, Cornwall, unless you have landed a 40-pound hers and one visitor of the Ladies shark or heavier, hy rod and line. East Alton Candidate Who Lost By Seven Votes Seeks Recount EAST Greene, ALTON defeated - Pearl (P. G.) candidate for councilman in Tuesday election, asked the councilmen at their j count. The canvass of voles brought several laughs from the councilmen and sighs from Hicks and 'Apple when it was discovered that May 8 through 14 were approved by* the council at Wednesday night's meeting. The zinnia wal named as the village flower. The club had asked permission EAST ALTON-Councilmen hcre'lo put permanent plantings on tht Wednesday night accepted with re-1 small plot of land at the cornCT grea^the resignation of Ed Aber-iof St. Louis Ave. and Broadway, nathy as chief of, police and also " wn * pointed out by Attorney F, Abernathy Quits Became Of Change in Village Administration from the police force. Edward Todd that the village did In his resignation to the council,; not own this property but the coutl- he said it was necessary because! c»l felt the beautlflcatlon of thtl of the recent election. Me also said it had been an honor fo work for the men of the "caliber" In the present administration and that he had attempted to operate a "fair and impartial" police department. Llnkogle, In accepting the resignation, said "I hate to hear that resignation come in." Later, when Lorell Hicks suggested a letter of testimonial be written to Aber- nalhy, Linkogle said "I would like to see the letter "signed by every member of the council." Mayor Otlo Brazier commented that Abernalhy had been offered a better job several weeks ago and that "I admire him for staying on" j despite the job offer." | The council was also Informed j that George Snyder, special policeman, was, resigning from the force due to a change from days to shift j work at the Shell Oil Company! plant. j Approve Clean-Up Week ! EAST ALTON — Plans of the Senior Woman's Club of a Clean- j Up and Beaulification Week" here | land would be okay and that tht owner would not object. A suggestion that the remaining traffic turtles located at different crossings in the village be removed was referred to the traffic com* mlttee. Terry O'Neill Leaves Terry O'Neill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Schaefer O'Neill of 853 Ma- Kinley Blvd., left Wednesday fof Pensacola, Fla., to begin traininf as Navy air cadet. I wish to thank, 011 my friends and well • wishcra who helped and support* •d m* in any way in my campaign for President of the Roxana Villag* Board. Signed W. R. ARMES meeting Wednesday night for a re- j these two men were the only men count of votes. Greene* was fourth man who legally could do so. Candi- In the i dales for office can not canvass race for councilman, losing out to Clinton A. Phalen by 7 voles. Phalen received 826 votes and Greene 919 votes. Councilmen expect to hold a special meeting in a week to count the votes and also to prepare n salary schedule. A canvass of votes was conducted at* the meeting by Councilmen Joe Apple and Lorell Hicks with only one .change reported. Dan Kilmer, unsuccessful candidate for council, lost 100 votes in the re- votes. Mayor Otto Brazier and Councilman William Linkogle were candidates for mayor. Councilman Bob Link and Orvil Oglesby sought re-election. Cdrt Robinson was not present at the meeting. It's Militello's for Better Shoes! WORK— Wood River Lions Officers Nominated; Election May 12 CHILDREN'S— WOOD RIVER — Nominations for the offices in the Lions Club were made at Tuesday noon's luncheon meeting held in the St. Paul Lutheran Church.^Election of officers will be held in two weeks. Louis Camp was nominated for president; Palmer Foutch, first vice president; Oliver Schoenhofrn second vice president; Byran Killam, third vice president; G^, O. DeAtley, secretary; Edwin Marks, er local residents, are moving from Hackensack, JL*.-J-. April 29 to • Jacksonville, FlaT Smith has been transferred from the New York office of Shell Oil Co. to the Florida location. KstPN At Convention WOOD RIVER-- K. Porter Estes pastor of First Church of Christ, Christian, is attending the North American Christian Convention at Canton, Ohio, all this week. He was to speak to the group concerning camp managers at the Wednesday session. Esles has been camp manager of Camp Christian Alton, the past four years. •treasurer; Bill Roberts, tail twister; Richard Scheffel, deputy tail twister; Ray Elmore, lion tamer and Don Ott and Frank Panyik directors for two year terms. Hold over directors are Merv Stahlhut and Leonard Schmidt. On the club's nominating committee were: Bill I s i m p r i s, Roland Hessenflow, Jess Ford and Clarence Decker. Speaker at the meeting was Mrs. Elmer Schwalbe, former missionary in the Gold Coast area of British West Africa, who told of her experiences there. She stated that the area got its ! name from the amount of gold! mined there. Mrs. Schwalbe said ; the area is still fabulously wealthy , in resourses with one-third of thqlj I world's diamons mined there. j The area, she said, became notorious because o.. its slave labor trade and was originally exploited because of gold and diamonds. Among the intersting items related were stories on how disputes were settled, by use of proverbs. MEN'S-r * H01 ' •N0ES MILITELLO SHOE STORE T West Ferjuson—Wood River UNSURPASSED VALUE! LADIES' BLOUSES r\ Values to $3.99 Sleeveless and Short Sleeve We Sincerely Appreciate and Thank The Voters of Wood River for Their Support In Our Behalf In Tuesdays Election. Ivan Kramer Jim Delaney Edwin Bean Charles Beoson Hugh Worthen Pauline Korbet Bob Rich ••_ * Sorry, Long .Sleeves Cottons RHJons All colors Just ;'(!() Tailored and Dressy Styles Mail or Phone Orders' SAVE S2 Repeated by Popular Request $2, JUMPING JACKS BABY SHOES Nationally Advertised at $4-75 Only t Commended by Parents Magazine • (iuurunteed by Good Housekeeping • Acceptance by American Medical Society • Si*e 4-4>i-5-flU only. All Widths. LADIES' NYLON • Reg. T9c vel. • 1.1 Denier • DuPont Nylon • Wa«h ii Dry in • Bre«/e PANTIES 3 for Si CLOSEOUT CHILDREN'S DRESSES VALUES TO 13.68 One $| Another «|48 I tiroup I (iroun FREE Ladies Hose Regular II Hone— First Quality 51-15 Denier. Lot*'of Shade* Buy 8 fairs at SI Each THIKP PAW KBKE! Free Friday Only SAVE $1.00 New Summer WHITE I EWURY! Nationally advertised at $1 each. Now —necklace $1 only. l?Dl?l? r If KK t Ynur Choir* lon» « SujMsr We Give »a4 »e4e*» furring* Reg»l r»»h- UTS till • SPECIAL PURCHASE MAKES THESE PUCES POSSIIIE MEN'S PANTS 50% OFF Fine Reliance Gabardine* and Dan River Cords at $4.88. (A) guy one pair. <g> guy $econd pair at V; off. <C> Thete would regularly foil $5-99 each! Savingi $4.69, IMAGINE, i SAVINGS! •r OEPT. RES »«•« TW § FRIDAY & SATURDAY ONLY ON THE PURCHASE OF A NEW ATTACHMENTS L CENTRAL UlNM WHY M. 14, fkcuw 3-U14

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