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The 1921 Graphic

Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross

Stronghurst Graphic, August 25, 1921 

STRONGHURST SCHOOL OPENS SEPT. 5TH:  The Community High School and grade school of Dist. No. 30 will open on Sept. 5th.† All of the teachers in both schools will be at the building at 9:00 a.m. to arrange their work and prepare for the coming of students on the following day, Sept.6th.† New students and those having some irregularities in their work will do well to call at the school on Monday and avoid any chance of delay when the work starts on Tuesday.

Miss Helen Landon of Rio, Ill. has been secured to take charge of the Science and French Departments.† Miss Landon comes to us from Knox College from which she is a graduate with thatís institutionís recommendation.† Mr. F. L. Brenton of Petersburg, Ind. will have charge of the Latin and Physics Department.† He will also have charge of Athletics as coach.† He was recommended by the Indiana State Normal at Terre Haute from which he is a graduate.† Everyone is pleased to learn that Mrs. Sterling F. Simpson is to be in charge of the music in both the grade and high school.† She has special training and was a student in the New England Conservatory of Music at Boston, Mass.† Miss Maree Larson will continue to be in charge of English and Public Speaking.

The following courses will be offered: Algebra I and II; Plane and Solid Geometry; General Science; Botany; Zoology; Physics; Ancient and Medieval History; Civics; Economics; Latin I,II,III and IV; French I and II; English I, II,III, and IV; Public Speaking I and II and Music.

In the grades Miss Hazel Kirby will be charge of 1st and 2nd grades; Miss Ethel Hartquist-3rd and 4th.† Departmental teaching will be inaugurated in the four upper grades with the following teachers:† Miss Hortense Harbison, Misses Naomi Lukens and Ruth Heisler.??†?

THE BIG PICNIC: Present indications point to fine weather and a good attendance at Stronghurst' big two day Modern Woodmen of America picnic which opens Friday, Aug. 26th. The merry-go-round people are already on the ground with their outfit set up and all ready to go and the "kiddies," young and old, are eagerly waiting the starting signal.

The program each day will include concerts by the Wataga Military Band, speaking, free exhibitions by the Glenny & Ford Athletic Shows, baseball games and other sports. The speaking will take place at 3:00 p.m. On Friday afternoon Mr. S.L. Seass, a representative of the National Grain Dealers Association, will explain the present system of marketing grain and on Saturday afternoon Neighbor Gilroy, state lecturer for the M.W.A., will speak. The ball game on Friday afternoon will be between Stronghurst and Gladstone and as each of these teams has won a game from the other this season, this is to be the deciding game, the contest will no doubt be a hot one. The game on Saturday will be between Stronghurst and Little York. There will be plenty of refreshment booths on the grounds and the committee has made ample provision for insuring the comfort and enjoyment of the visitors. (This was the biggest event of the summer and children were so excited that they couldn't sleep the night before-told to me by Nancy Isaacson.)

GARDEN CONTEST: The exhibit of garden vegetables grown by the children of this vicinity who competed in the children's garden army contest shown at the community club rooms would have done credit to any agricultural display and brought out many favorable comments from visitors. Judges for the occasion were C. E. Fort, William Hartquist and F. V. Doak. Winners of the best collection were as follows: Ruth Wasson-1st and Dorothy Moore-2nd. (A long list of winners for various vegetables is included on microfilm of this article.) A special prize for the best flower garden had been offered by Mrs. F. V. Doak and for display by the Civic Department of the club. Miss Lois Marshall won 1st and Ruth Wasson 2nd for the garden. On display Ruth Wasson was awarded 1st and Lois Marshall 2nd for display.

In the evening a social was held on the lawn back of the Harter Pharmacy and the club room(upstairs). At this time the garden products were auctioned by Col. McElhinney and Dr. Harter, which added much merriment to the occasion. The receipts from the sale benefited the treasury of the department. Ice cream and cake were served by the ladies of the club and at the conclusion a short musical program was given by Miss Dorothy Moore, Donald Johnstone and Miss Lucile Butler.

ORGANIZES TROOP: A Boy Scout Troop has been organized in Stronghurst with Leslie McMillan as scoutmaster. Application has been made for a charter and regular meetings will be held each Wednesday evening at the village hall.

CHURCH CLASS REUNION: The young ladies class of the M.E. Sunday School of which Mrs. W. C. Ivins has been teacher for a number of years held a reunion in the evening at Lake Fort. Twenty young ladies were present and a delightful picnic supper was enjoyed by all. The Misses Edna and Ethel Schierbaum of Wapello, Ia. and Miss Helen Morse of Galesburg, Ill. were amongst those present.

OLENA PICNIC A SUCCESS: The annual picnic and home coming held at Olena last Saturday proved to be an occasion of real enjoyment to a large crowd. In addition to the big dinner, a fine program of sports and good entertainment was furnished by local talent. In the horseshoe pitching contest Albert Hult took first prize and John Hicks second with 30 entrants participating.

LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Kershaw took their daughter Pearl to the Monmouth Hospital where she underwent an operation for the removal of tonsils and adenoids. Lee and Brokaw took their big Poland China boar to Springfield for exhibition at the state fair. Dr. LaVerne Emerson is fitting up the office recently vacated by Dr. McClelland and expects to be ready for the practice of his profession soon. The attendance at the county teachers institute at Biggsville is said to be unusually large. Mr. and Mrs. L.V.D. Perrine and daughters, Mrs. VanArsdale and Mrs. Grate, arrived home from their tour of the West. The rest of the children and children-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Perrine who accompanied them on the trip remained in the West for another week of sightseeing. Charles Wickham of Anthony, Kansas, was renewing old friendships. He said that Kansas has just harvested one of the largest wheat crops in her history and there is a good prospect for an average corn crop.

NOT FOOLING AROUND! In order to get rid of the slow pays and dead beats that expect us to furnish their children with high school books for one or two years or longer, sometimes forever, and then never take the trouble to even thank us for it, we have decided to try it for another year but the terms will be the same way that we get them-

CASH TO EVERYBODY. Those that have been prompt in the past, a conditional credit will be allowed on the tablets, pencils and other school supplies for 30-60 days time, but this does not mean that it can be put off and ignored until June or December 1922. A request for the honor of credit means your word of honor to settle in 30 days.-Foster Lazear, Druggist

1896 GRAPHIC: Lee Hamilton sold his stock of drugs in Stronghurst to R. E. Fideler. A. H. Silsbee returned to town from Princeton, Ill., where he had been conduction a commission business. Hugh Marshall advertised a sale of livestock and farming implements for Sept. 3rd at his farm three and a half miles northwest of town. A little daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Loomis at their home on Aug. 15th. Mrs. Chas. Brown died at her home in Olena on Aug. 27th. Mexican dollars were being distributed by some business men in the country in making change in place of 50 cents pieces of American coinage as an object lesson of what free silver would do for this country. The Chant Hardware Store in town was entered by burglars on the night of Aug. 24th and the cash drawer rifled of several dollars.

LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: The Misses Millie and Ella Ahlers went to Lewiston for a teachers' institute. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. McElhinney and son Glen and their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lane of New Jersey attended services at the Raritan Reform Church; they were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. A.N. Worthington. Miss Jean Anderson, a former teacher and now employed in Marshalltown, Ia. visited old friends. Mr. James White, formerly of Smithshire and now living at Biloxi, Miss. and Mrs. and Mrs. John Hoffman of Portland, Ore. were guests of Dr. and Mrs. I.F. Harter. The latter is a nephew. Miss Ruth Mains pleasantly entertained members of the 500 Club. Miss Julia Huppert is taking a business course at Elliott Business College in Burlington, Iowa. The NuVon Hotel will serve regular suppers both nights of the M.W.A. picnic. Mr. and Mrs. G. I. Sawyer are rejoicing over the arrival of a young daughter at their home on Aug. 13th.

Chicken thieves are reported to have denuded the hen roost of Mrs. Abbie Gridley of the Smithshire neighborhood to the extent of 300 birds. Rev. Chas. Fisher who has been pastor of the Raritan M. E. Church for the past two years has closed his pastorate and will take up evangelistic work. Twenty-three pupils reported for registration at the Terre Haute High School; Mr. Chris Apt has been re-employed as superintendent of the school. Mrs. W. H. VanArsdale of Raritan neighborhood is at St. Mary's Hospital of Galesburg where she recently underwent a severe surgical operation.

Oil prospecting in this part of the state does not appear to be very successful as the well which was started on the Luther Huston farm near Blandinsville was abandoned at a depth of 625 ft. At the Hudson-Dowell reunion at Crapo Park Grandma Hudson was the oldest at 86 years of age and Grandma Trimmer took second place. Through the special effort of Co. Supt. Beall, five boys from this county will attend the State Fair School for boys, three extra being allowed this county on account of other counties not represented. The lucky boys are Keith Stratton and Ivan Gibb of Biggsville and Herbert Fitz, Joe Edmunds and Arthur Berkshire of Terre Haute. S. E. Corzatt of Raritan is at Rochester, Minn. consulting physicians regarding his stomach trouble. Miss Carol Rankin, formerly of this place and a recent graduate from Monmouth College, will teach French and Latin in the Oquawka High School this year. Miss Ardis Hicks will have charge of the Olena School during the coming year. Miss Mary Brokaw has been employed to teach the Center or Brokaw School near Raritan. Miss Esther Marshall, who was a sophomore in Tarkio College, last year, has decided to give up this year's work and teach the school in her home district southeast of Stronghurst. J. C. Brook received several loads of feeding cattle from Kansas City.

Miss Mabel Henry of Lake Geneva has been the guest of her friend, Miss Esther Marshall. Rev. W. W. Stuart will preach his farewell sermon as pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Oquawka next Sunday evening. Mrs. M. E. Beardsley and two children visit at the home of Mr. Beardsley's sister, Mrs. Geo. Hensilman of Burlington. John E. Grigsby, a prominent and lifelong citizen of Blandinsville community died at his home on Aug. 17th at the age of 73. He conducted a hardware store there for 20 years, retiring from business about 12 years ago. Mrs. Marie Mudd has been employed in the primary department of the Danville, Ill. public school joining 16 other teachers. Fred Brook of Galesburg, a grandson of the late Wm. Brook of this vicinity may lose the sight of one of his eyes as the result of an injury received at the Oquawka bathing beach when he was struck in the eye with a button on a sweater being whirled about by Sheriff Hicks of Warren County, who was in bathing with Brook. Mrs. Emmet Milliken visited her sister, Mrs. Geo. Wilson at the Monmouth Hospital where the latter is receiving treatment for a bad case of erysipelas caused by infection from a boil. John Wilson who went from here to Oklahoma last spring and then to the state of Washington where he spent the summer, has returned to Stronghurst and is a visitor at the home of his brother.

BIGGSVILLE BRIEFS: Mr. and Mrs. Miles Hutchinson left for Eden, Ill. to attend the funeral of a relative. Chester Stotts and family have returned from Wisconsin and he will run a grocery store at Oquawka. Mrs. Roy Kilgore is riding in a new Ford which she purchased last week. At the Lyons and Boyd family reunion at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stevenson a picnic dinner, music and outdoor games occupied the day. Those present were Mrs. Lyons and daughter Ella; Mrs. Jennie Boyd; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Boyd; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stevenson and family; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lyons and family; Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Martin and family; Mrs. Chas. Birdsell and daughter Miss Carol and Mrs. Ernest Boyd. The gathering was held as a farewell party for Mrs. Birdsell and daughter who leave in a few days for Gillette, Wyo., where they will join Mr. Birdsell and make their home. Chas. Welch left for Ames, Iowa, where he will attend high school; he will stay at the A. C. Douglas home. Miss Louise Stevenson, who underwent an operation at the Monmouth Hospital, is recovering nicely. Mrs. Clyde Campbell moved her household goods to the farm at Reed for storage; she and the children leave for California where they will live. Around Media, a number of the farmers are trying to hull clover but have been greatly hindered by the frequent rains.

GLADSTONE GLEANINGS: Dr. Stevens operated on the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Leibengood at his office for the removal of his tonsils and adenoids. Roland Galbraith has joined the navy and is stationed at the Great Lakes. Mr. and Mrs. Lou Cook have a fine baby girl born last Friday. Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Erkwall and Mrs. Laura Asbury moved their household goods to Galesburg where they will make their home.