Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 25, 1953 · Page 11
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 11

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, April 25, 1953
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SATURDAY, APRIL 2S, IW ALTON EVENING TBLBOftAft! One-Room Apartment Can Be Spurious Wf Aft BROW* A one»rewn apartment can %c made to look like an enchanted cottage, It may be utilized for entertain- Ing and working, dining and sleeping, and still give the appearance of a comfortable sitting room, You can sew and saw to furnish en a budget. Or you can buy the best furnishings available, and en- gags professional decorating ad- .vice, Elttwrroay the aim should be. to achieve charm, cosiness, comfort and compactness in your one»room abode, Before you select your home furnishings, ask yourself what is necessary to your scheme of living, Then plan those essentials first, building accessories around them, Space savers such ( as desk- dining table, breakfront '• chests, coffee table -bench combinations are indispensable in some homes. Everything in the small room Bhould be built for service. Color may, make up for a skimpy home-furnishings budget, and give you the charm you can't otherwise this low cost-easy way-w/ffc RA-TOX Folding Doors ll'i fun-thli new, (aw ceil way «f creating n«w arrang«m*ntt for rooim. RA-TOX Folding Door, arc atlrac- «v», and extremely practical. Thiy tave lpaci-by folding t« iht i!z* of th« door Iromt area—replace ipac* waiting Hand- ard Mngc.fypt doort. Open ilol construe- Hen let* air pa it through tor proper ventilation and air flow; Available In a selection of beautiful colon and In natural wood finish. Supplied complete with overhead wood track, all hardware,-and flnlih painted. Nothing more to buy. FEATURES: low co«t. . . beautiful •ppearance . . . 'quality construction ... ventilation when closed ... space laving . . . easy to operate . . . long wear-life. Miller's (Miller Lime & Cement Co.) 519 BELLE ST. ALTON Convenient Parking Rear of Store. acquire, It you have a favorite color, so much the better. Splash it about your room liberally, for background or accent,». choosing the accompanying colors carefully, It is easy to live with colors you like. But don't use more than three. These same colors should be used in the one pattern or strips you select. ,_ Here are some modern decorator color combinations and suggestions on how to use them: • Turquoise, lemon and pewter: Lemon walls, <pewter cover for sofa or studio couch, throw pillows of turquoise and/or lemon, one upholstered chair in turquoise or in a pattern combining the three colors, gray rug. Charcoal,- lipstick red, pearl gray: Charcoal walls, red sofa flat wall paint Real oil paint — washable! 120 colors. Springman LUMBER COMPANY 1101 E. Broadway Dial 3-5536 ALL COLORS Including DEEP SHADES Gallon Covers Average Size Rooms. Covtrs most avirogi>sii« rooms Wallpaper and Paint Store BROADWAY & LANGDON ST. » Opposite Bridge Entrance. LANGHAM'S take a peek at america's all aluminum awning (perhaps corduroy of velvet), gray or, black an* white rug. Another delightful accent with charcoal is citron. Shades of tobacco* beige and cocoa are Ideal for a man's room: Beige to cocoa walls, rug in contrasting shade, other furnishings in either hue. Pillows, lamp shades and other, accents may be in a vibrant blue. Plaid la a lovely bold accent for the room of a young girl or a patriotic Scotsman. Your favorite or family tartan makes it more fun, and offers a' good conversation piece. The sparkling jewel-like reds, greens, blues or yellows of the plaids may be used in solid colors for rug and one chair. The softer contrasting shade in the plaid may be "Used for draperies and lounge cover. Plaid throw pillows and perhaps lamp shade add a real decorator touch. Make 'Em Yourself If you are furnishing on a budget,' make some of your furnishings yourself. Here are some Ideas: Coffee and end tables....Take oval or oblong picture frames or mirrors and use as tops for old tables found in attic or junk shop ....cover an old card table with tiles, \saw legs down to size," if need be....if room is very large, take an old-fashioned round dining table (found at auctions or junk shops), cut legs down from the top, refasten to table top....Put a favorite tray on a wrought-iron stand. Floor Covering-...Make a wide- braid rug in all shades of the color you choose as an accent shade for your room. Mill-end blanket strips are used, usually, for making these rugs. If floors are bad, put down vinyl or rubber tiling (easy to do yourself if directions are followed) with the throw rug on top. One delightful scheme combines black ,and white tiles with a braided rug in shades of blue ranging from pale to sapphire. A citron, lipstick red or tangerine hued rug offer another smart accent. Draperies....Make them yourself of inexpensive corduroy or denin in conventional or tiered- style cafe curtains. Large wooden or metal rings are a gay filip.... Use shutters (bought at Junk shops) painted arm repaired to replace both blinds and draperies. If the window is in a small area, use wallpaper with a brick effect to this section of your room. Other Ideas Other things to keep in mind when furnishing a small apartment are: 1. The scene when you enter your room should be immediately pleasing to the eye. In that first glance one should see a cozy grouping—sofa, chairs With table and lamps, perhaps a bookcase, a small inviting table with candles and attractive centerpiece. In the section that is not seen at once put necessary bulky objects such as bureau or desk. If these are particularly ugly, put a screen around them. t. A mirrored wall can make a room seem larger. 3. A bookcase cabinet arrangement built from floor to ceiling gives you storage space for everything from books to bric-a-brac in a minimum of floor space. 4., Instead of conventional ash trays, use antique oyster plates or old ironstone chicken bone dishes or old limoge dessert dishes, as an important "little touch" to your room. These can be picked up in antique shops for less, usually, than modern receptacles. 6. Display handsome pieces of table china, silver and other items used in everyday living, instead of cluttering up your room with what-nots that serve no purpose. 6. Attractive sugar bowls or milk pitchers in china or pewter may double as flower vases.... old jugs, tole tea cannisters, kerosene lamps, or vases make pretty lamps. Electrical shops carry fixtures for wiring....Loom shuttles with a glass tube wired to them make handsome wall flower containers. Bucky Walters, coach of the Milwaukee Braves, won 198 games as a big league pitcher. The Boston Red Sox is the only club in the American League having no returning servicemen. Water Is Everywhere, But It Can Cause Damage in Home CAMPBELL TENT I AWNINO 00. 100 CfNTIAl AVI. DIAL 3 8885 ! By LONORE KENT WASHINGTON, D. C.- We puz- I zle briefly over the scientific fact that two-thirds of the weight of the human body is made up of water, then usually think no more about it. Yet we seldom consider ourselves a part of the moisture menace that besets our homes. It surprises most of us to learn that we contribute moisture vapor to the air just by p*rspiring and breathing. The amount averages about half a pound per hour. For a familv of four, the total approaches two pounds —or two pints of moisture --per hour. If the whole family is home all day, that adds up to 48 pounds — or six gallons of moisture— in 24 hours, Washing clothes for four adds another five pounds to the heavily 1 laden atmosphere. Drying cloth, es indoors—either on lines or in an unvented clothes drier -adds 26 pounds more of moisture. Two shower baths contribute 1 pound qf vapor, while tub baths add to the total, but in a lesser degree. Dishwashing for four- for three daily meals raises the moisture content of the air still another pound per day. And, when meals are cooked, additional moisture is generated—with the mealtime total climbing to nearly 5 pounds daily, if gas serves as the fuel. Thus! in a single day. the amount of moisture vapor added to the air in a household of four may total as much as 8(> pounds or 86 pints. Ten and three quarter gallons, in other words. If someone were suddenly to overturn a tub containing more than ton gallons of water, splashing everything in sight, you'd rush fi-pn/iedly for towels and mops •- your heart in your mouth for fear the drenching would ruin many of your prized possessions. Yet this much moisture pan be added to your household atmosphere almost daily and you aren't at all perturbed sirn- ply because you do not see it. Actually, you seldom have any clues to indicate moisture's pre- ence- unless steam fogs a window or paint begins to peel on an interior or exterior wail. The great problem wilh this destructive humidity ;s not that it harms the in- KTIOI furnishing of your home, but that it rots, ru.sls and destroys Ihf very house itself that shelters you. In a way, our own modern skill in building is defeating us. We build our homes nug and tight to keep cold out. . . .heat in. But, as we do, we also pt^vent the excape of destructive moisture. It's becoming such a serious matter in many places that home owners are frantic as they search for the answer. Yet the solution isn't hard to find, once you understand the situation. Moisture vapor, you see, always seeks an area of lesser pressure. In consequence the moisture pressure inside a house finds its way - by hook or crook— to the outside world. If you cooperate and provide adequate ventilation, the moisture will make a graceful exit without causing harm. If you don't, the moisture will find other means of escape. In the process, it penetrates t he walls, and may damage the materials with which the house is built, even causing the outside paint to blister. To help provide adequate ventilation, there are exhaust fans and louvers. Of the greatest importance is the proper ventilation ot the sub- floor area in a house that has no basement. Unless this crawl-space has adequate facilities for drying out, it can be the source of endless titnjble to a property owner. In most cases, it is also necessary to have the ground carefully covered with 55-pound roll roofing paper. It is also tremendously helpful to install moisture vapor harriers when the house is being constructed. A coating of water-repellent paint will sr>r\e as an added barrier. Beiniv the paint is applied. naturally, all cracks around windows. d(x>rs and baseboards should be carefully tilled. All the rusting, rotting damage that is caused by moisture does not, ot course, stem from the hU- midity that develops within doors. To rescue your home from the attacks of rain and snow, make sure that all vulnerable spots are adequately protected. Check especially the framework of windows and doors, the bases of porch pillars, under-eave areas and downspouts It ihfie are signs of peeling paiiit, it's a warning signal. To prevent further damage, trace the moisture to its source. Then make sure the necessary repair work is done and apply a new tec live coat ui paint. SCIENCE FAIR ENTRY FROM EAST ALTON - Janet Wools, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. M; Wools, 428 Wood River Ave., stands at left by her scientific project, titled "Atmospheric Pressure" which will, be entered in the district Science Fair at Shurtleff College today. A barometer which shows atmospheric pressure and its effects is shown'. Janet is' a seventh grader at East Alton junior High School. Her entry will be one of 10 from the school. Science instructor there is Raymond Walker.—Staff phot'o. Civic Leaders Plan Youth Program in Bethalto Area BETHALTO.—Civic leaders of the Bethallo-Cottage Hills area, in co-operation with the Alton YMCA, are making plans for a year-around program of youth activities here t Representatives of 20 different organizations and churches met Thursday evening at Civic Memorial High School to discuss preliminary steps and appoint committees. A planned youth activities program will be established in cooperation with the Alton Y so as to benefit from the Y's technical know-how and experience in such matters. The actual planning of the activities will be left to area residents, with the Y to act as the co-ordinating and sponsoring agency. A special planning committee composed of Leonard Daniels and Mrs. Earl Gruenfelder of Cottage Hills and Mrs. Donald Nix, Ned Bond, Clyde Leonard, Bud Schoeneweis and Leonard Adkisson of Bethalto proposed a tentative schedule of summer softball, swimming, dances and playground activities for area youth. The activities will be held four days a week, two in Cottage Hills and two in Bethalto. Costs of the summer program, including the salary of a full-time director, will be financed by membership dues. It was pointed out that mpst planning at the present is for a summer program, hut , work will be done to set up a year| long program. Three special committees and the problems they have been assigned are as follows: summer planning committee—plan immediate summer program and discover potential leadership for its continuation; finance and membership committee—develop a money raising organization to support the ! program and he responsible for | summer budget; organizational ! committee—find" proper methods ! of organization and develop con- 'stitution, by-laws and membership policy. I Public support Is vital to the i suc.ceess o* the program, mem- j bers said, and interested parties or i organizations may contact Arthur Brubnker at the Alton Y, Krwin Pleggeuof Bethalto or Leonard Daniels of Cottage Hills. Clan* Visit* Western BKTHALTO. Members of Civic Memorial High School's stenography class visited the Western Cartridge Co. Thursday evening. The group took employment tests during the visit. Will Kilter Latin Content BJETHALTO.—Barbara Zimmermann, who was prevented from competing in the sectional Latin contest by had weather, has received word that she will be allowed to write in the state contest to be held in Charleston, May 9. Mull to He l-ater BKTHAI.TO. -- PUP to davlighf saving tune change which becomes clfe< me Sunday, mail in the He' thullo pos.tollice vsill nut bo sorted until an hour later than usual according l" Mrs. Nina Honkhaus postmaster. Clocks will bo ahead , one hour though the railroads vull continue on central standard tune. j Ta» HHU MaiU-il ! BETHALTO Calvin Neunaber, j Ft. Russell township tax collector | mailed all tax bills in the township Friday. The bills will tie payable at his service station trom 7 a in to 7 |>. in. and at '.M Park Pr. after 7 |). in Peadlme lor the bills is June 1. Itt-lumt-k Atttutl HfdUiut HKTI1AMO The ueddinu tni- mormng <>l Mi^s Alice I'liin and Patrick Tarantino at Our 1 a >i y (juetn oi Peace Chmcli was at- tended by John Charles Crim, brother of the bride, and Mrs. Joseph Taratino and daughter, Jean, mother and sister of the groom. John Crim is currently on duty with the Army while Mrs. Tarantino and Jean made the trip from New York to attend the wedding. Bowling News x V BETHALTO — In the Thursday Men's League the Town Tavern won three from* Stag, Neumann Builders won' two from the 140 Club, Cal's Standard Service won two from' the White Spot and Prehn's Hardware won two from Hopcroft Electric. Neumann Builders captured the team high series with a 2,443 and the 140 Club won team high single with an 865. Harris, 558, had individual high series and KirkwObd, 214 had high game. Churches Plan Youth Program MEADOWBROOK—The Churches lof God in the East Side district met here Thursday evening to plan a young people's program and to see if young people would be interested and participate in the activities program. Representatives from Bethalto, Cottage Hills Alton, Roxana and West Alton I Mo. attended the meet, nt which 54 persons .were present. After a unanimous vote to pro- i ceed with organization of a program, Verle Whitesel was elected president; Joan Baker was chosen vice-president; Bill Simpson was 1 •—••»•••• HP i .-.'.'.•.•.-•, ^^^-^FVMMiMHpavwMMiHMiHw«viMMBBHM>«MMOTNMiMH^^HM^Mi^H^^M DAVID L, SAYLOR, president of Junior Achievement"of Alton- Wood River, presents Bill Truin, senior at Alton High School, a $100 cash scholarship award based on Truitt's record in junior Achievement, Sun'Satiofi! •ft-^v wjOtn?**?! *t>'< *«5Si' : . : SS ( S*!W« * * iJr\,"- TW^IispipM •ill Rosalie Stamm assistant secretary-treasurer. Senior advisor to the group will be Jack McDonough of Roxana. The program will consist of ; varied young peoples activities and will be non-denominational. The public has been invited to attend and participate in the project. j Nexl meeting will be held at the i Alton Church of God May 19. After ' Ihe May meeting the group will i have, the second Tuesday in the | Month as their regular meeting j date. The Alton Church has select- j ed Evalyn Mousen as their perm- I anent delegate to the meetings. Rev. Cleo Keirn of Alton served as moderator tuitil the group had elected officers. i Hostesses Mrs. Una Mae Reek- ham, Mrs. Delia Rood and Mrs. Nellie Taylor were assisted in the serving by Mrs. Edna Cm-ran of Moro and Mrs. Hose Baker of Mea- dowbrqok. Three Celebrate Birthday MEADOWBROOK — Three persons celebrated their birthdays Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Mary Ursprung. They were Mrs. Ursprung, who is 81: her nicer, Mrs. Hertha Schoenrwois; and Arnold Is'-nberg of Prairie- low ri. pre.M-nt at the cniiibiiui- lion i elelnaiion were: Mrs. Arnold Jsenbi-rg and family; Mr. and Mrs. John lr.sprung: Mr. and Mrs. George Ursprung; Mr. and Mrs. Kd Ursprung and son Eugene; Mrs. Lena Ursprung; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ursprung and daughter Carla; Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Green: Mr. and Mrs. Glen Cook; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schoeneweis; Mr. ami Mrs. William Volgt-r. and Mr. and Mis. Krwin Ebberhart anil (.nmlv. I The forsythi.i is a shrub be- loii!.;ing lo (he nine lanilly. It v. as named alior William Foi- sytln' Knglish hotaaisl, who I brought it ftoju China. Half-Sizer! Pop—it's on J Popit's off! What a cool, cool blessing on a summer day. This is a wrap- and-button sundress! Coverall! Jumper! Proportioned to fit the short, fuller figure—no alteration problems. Quick, get it \on your sewing machine now! Pattern 4506: Half sizes 14%, 16'/ 2 , 18Vi, 20y 2 , 22>/,, 24'/4. Size 16 1 /!! takes 4}i yards 35-inch fabric. This pattern easy to use, simple to sew, is tested for fit. Has complete illustrated instructions. Send 35 cents in coins for. this pattern—add fivq cents for each pattern if you wish first-claw mailing. Send to ANNE ADAMS, 'care of Alton Telegraph, 177, Pattern Dent., 243 West 17th St., New York 11, N. Y. Print plainly NAME, ADDRESS, SIZE, and STYLE NUMBER. Making More Use Of Library Books AHonians are daily becoming more "library conscious" and are taking advantag- of the services offered at the Hayner Library. The ever increasing number of requests for information indicates ah enthusiasm and acceptance of the 1 Hayner Library as a necessary addition to our public services. i The over-popular "Quiz" pro- j grams have made library users of 1 even the busy housewives, who I seek the correct answer to the ' question of the day. j Although Hayner funds for rur- | rent and so-called popular fiction | are scarcely adequate for purchas- I ing all new books, appearing in lists of best sellers, there is actually no shortage of reading material. • Scanning the shelves of books that today are in demand, the 1 discriminating reader recognizes that only a small part of the vol- umnous material will survive .he lest of time. The wheat will separate from the chaff and there remains that world of books identified as "literature." Hundred of readers are making their selections from such well- loved authors as Lloyd Douglas. A. .J. Cronin. Hen Ames Williams. Thomas Hardy. Alex Pumas, etc., and the fruits of the authors early labours are now more widely read than then later works Such timely books as the "Coronation Hook" and "A Pictorial now on order. In the children's moot, new and beautifully illustrated books of birds, insects and flowers have recently been acquired; also some 35 "easy" books, colorful and appealing to the very small try. Name Medora Girl To Attend Camp Elaine Burke Selected by FHA Organization MEDORA — Miss Elaine Burke, daughter of Mrs. Clara Burke, .has been selected by the Future Homemakers of America of the Medor* High School to attend state* camp at East Bay Camp, Lake Bloomington, Bloomlngton, HI., July 28» Miss Burke,, 18 is a member of i the junior class and is on <thej school paper,'! staff. She is trea- ! surer of the FHA \ vice president of I the \Girls' Athlet-1 ic Association, a] member of the Unit 9 chorus. Mlas Btttke She also went to the music %0i^ test at Carliville with her solo, "Giannina Mia", and won Second place. „ ~ * * She has been active in 4-H work for six years, and was Junior lead* er and president last year. She attended 4-H Carrtp at Lake Jacksonville three different *years. Shi is a member of the Medora Baptist Church and choir, / Golden Circle Class Meets MEDORA — Mrs. Wayne ChisM and Mrs. Thomas Gaffney Jr*.j were hostesses to the Golden Ci^- cle class of the Baptist Church Thursday evening at the church. Mrs. Milford Bowker had charge qf devotions and Mrs. Francis Coleman conducted a Bible quiz. Mrs. G. W, Compton and Mrs. Melvin Bridges had charge of the games. Other members present were Mrs. Harold Tucker, Mrs. Milford Bennett and Mrs. Ronald Moore. Church Announcements MEDORA —* Rev, J. J. Selber will preach at the Methodist Church Sunday at 9:45 a. m. with Sunday School following: MYF meeting is at 7 p.m. At the Baptist Church Rev. p. W. Compton will preach at 10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school is at 9:45 a. m. and BTU at 6:30 p. m. Rev. Kenneth Bower will preach at the Summerville Presbyterian Church at 11:20 a. m. Sundlay school is at 10:15 a. m. Rev. Everett Clark will preach at the Kemper Baptist Church at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school is at. 10 a. rn. At the Bethel Baptist Church Rev | Thomas Meredith will preach at 110:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school is at 9:30 a. m. and Junior BYF at 7 o'clock. Mass at St. J o h n' s Catholio * Church will be at 8 a. m., conduct* ! ed by Rev. Father Francis O'Hara. ! Attend Banker*' Meeting I MEDORA — P. H. Sanders, T, i T. Eddleman, John Chism and ! Wendell Warner of the Farmers I State Hank of Medora attended the ! Maeoupin-Montgomery County Bankers' Federation at Litchfield Thursday evening. Ralph Gerdt, Bunker Hill, wa§ elected president; Harold Fleming, LitchfieJd, vice president and Char* ies H. Ashwoi-th, Carlinville, »ec« rotary-treasurer, llurdin HARDJN-Mrs. A. W. France ll spending a few days at Utchfield, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Geisler of 1 Golden Eagle were shopping Ul Ilurdin Friday. Rainfall here Thursday night totaled three-fourth:, nu-h. It was reported that the rain was miJH> heavier at Golden Eagle and Brussels. Rainfall thus far in April has been only half that of March, Local citizens are stili hopefully ! looking for mushrooms, but few i of them are striking pay dirt. J total growers Friday were pr* 1 dieting the most beautiful : of any Apple Blossom Sunday ; years. Turf I The world's linest tun is grown on the coast uf'ut Britain. It costs fioia §10 to $ly per 1U) pieces, is used for laying bowling j §reens. and is know a as "Cumi Platform Burial Among ihe Adamants*, burial upon a plat torni placed in a lf«* is an honorable form oj fcmial <iud adopted only in the f^fat «l a inaa or woman 4ywf ia DM prune of Lite, «.cco«Ji(g {9 Km Britannic*. \

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