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The 1921 Graphic

Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross

Stronghurst Graphic, Aug 24, 1922

BEAUTIFUL HOME WEDDING-RANKIN & HEISLER: The beautiful country home of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Rankin was the scene of a most happy event Tuesday evening when their daughter, Miss Margaret, became the bride of Mr. Charles Heisler of near Stronghurst. As the hour of eight drew near Mrs. Ralph Millen and Mrs. Thomas Richey, sisters of the bride, sang a duet, "Blossom Time," with Miss Lucille Rankin at the piano. The bridal party entered the parlors led by Mrs. Millen singing the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin followed by the matron of honor, Mrs. Thomas Richey. The bride was leaning on the arm of her father and all took their places under a large wedding bell covered with pink and white carnations, baby breath and snow on the mountains. They were joined by the groom and best man, Mr. Lyman Ross. Kneeling upon a white stain pillow, the solemn vows which bound them as one were taken. The double ring ceremony was performed by a former pastor of the bride, Rev. H.B. McElree, now of Indianola, Iowa. During congratulations Miss Betty Bailey sang "O Promise Me, Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms and Beloved, It is Morn"

The bride was lovely in her charming dress of white beaded georgette crepe over crepe de chine with a veil of Tulle caught up with orange blossoms and carried a bouquet of white bride's roses. The matron of honor wore pale lavender and white organdie and carried bouquet of Ophalia roses.

Following congratulations an elegant two-course supper was served by Mrs. Eliza Smith of Monmouth with Mrs. Emory Cavins, Misses Marjorie Thompson, Lois Spears, Gertrude Gibb, Gertrude Moore, Emma and Verna Rankin as waitresses to the 80 guests present. The home was beautifully decorated with a color scheme of pink and white being carried out with carnations, baby breath, tube roses and ferns.

Mrs. Heisler is one of our most handsome and popular young ladies and the groom is a young man of sterling qualities and worthy the charming bride he has won. They departed on train No.5 of the Santa Fe for Denver and Colorado Springs and upon their return will be at home on the groom's farm where a new house is waiting them.

The bride's going away gown was of brown crepe knit and blue and tan crepe knit cape with hat, gloves and shoes to match.

Those in attendance at the wedding from a distance were Mrs. Chas Moore and daughter Gertrude and Mr. Austin Demmon of Mt. Carroll, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Park, Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Hardin, Mr. and Mrs. Philo Kettering and daughter Marie of Monmouth.

BROOKS-SMULLEN WEDDING: Mr. B. S. Brooks of Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Addie B. Smullen of Los Angeles, Calif. were married the evening of Aug. 16, 1922. The bride is a niece of Ed Brewer and nursed here and around Roseville two years ago during the flu epidemic. They will make their home in Omaha where the groom is connected with a large wholesale plumbing and heating concern.

LAND SALE: The John W. Wever lands adjoining the village of Media will be sold at public sale under the order of the court at the Media State Bank on Sept. 8, 1922. This tract is composed of 9,394 acres south of the depot and 24 town lots comprising Blocks 9 and 10.

LAYING CABLE: Cable was laid in the two business blocks on Broadway for boulevard lights to be put in sometime in the near future. It is understood that our neighboring block has raised money and will have their lights in soon.

ENTERTAINED AT BREAKFAST: At 6:30 o'clock breakfast was given at the Ed Links home by Mrs. C. C. Butler in honor of Miss Marie Mudd. About 15 young ladies were present at the early hour for a sumptuous feast.

SURPRISE: The many friends of Dean Burrell received quite a surprise when the fact became known that he had been married in Chicago last Saturday. The wedding which united the happy young people in the holy bonds of wedlock took place at the German Lutheran parsonage. Rev. A.E. Meyer performed the ceremony. They were attended by Alfred Ott and Miss Verna Seiffert. Immediately after the ceremony a four course dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Michael and which was attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends. The bride and groom left Chicago on Sunday morning arriving here in the evening where a three course 7 o'clock dinner awaited them at the home of the groom's mother, Mrs. Helen C. Burrell.

The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Michael of Chicago, Ill. She is a graduate of Lake View High School there and is very accomplished young lady and popular among the younger set in the community. The groom is the oldest son of Mrs. Helen C. Burrell of this city. He received his education in the Stronghurst schools and left here about two years ago to accept a position with the American Multigraph Sales Co. at Chicago and in which concern he has made rapid progress. Dean was always very popular among the young people who he associated with in this community and his genial disposition has no doubt aided him materially in the position he now holds. They will be at home to their many friends at 2019 Cullom Ave., Chicago, Ill.

AN UNUSUAL BASEBALL GAME: Last Sunday's game on the Stronghurst baseball field was one of the fastest of the season. Playing wonderful ball the Keokuk Colored All-Stars defeated the home lads by the close score of 4 to 2.

In the first inning Keokuk scored when Brown walked, advanced to second on Craig's out and scored on Clark's hit to center field. That ended the scoring for the colored boys until the eighth when Brasher got on base on a fumble and went to second on a bunt by Brown. Walker tightened up and forced Craig to hit putting Brasher out at third. He did the same thing to Clark who next faced him and then with two down and a lot of weight off his chest, Johnson lined to right field scoring Craig and Clark. A fumble of Webster's hot grounder scored Johnson and Walker, losing confidence in his support, applied the one, two, three to Barker.

Stronghurst scored their first in the third inning when Smith walked and scored on Walker's screaming drive to left field. It was reached by the All-Stars left fielder but was too hot to handle. The home team scored again in the seventh when Brewer hit to right center for two bases, advanced on a fumble to third and scored on Beardsley's long fly to left.

It looked as though the home boys had the edge on them until the blow up in the eighth and was a heartbreaking finish for Walker who pitched superb ball throughout the game. Walker struck out 5 and walked two. Patton walked two and struck out 10. Walker allowed but one clean hit, the locals annexing five.

For next Sunday's game the locals have what should be the feature game of the season when they meet Jack's Regulars on the local grounds at Calvin's field. The team is composed of some of the best baseball material in Henderson, Warren and Mercer Counties and it will take the best the locals have got to hold them down. To miss this game means to miss the best game on the local grounds this year. The locals are better than ever and will show the Regulars a regular game.

SCHOOL OPENS: The school year will open on Sept. 5th at 9 a.m. at which time all students should be in their places in the building. From all indications this should be a record year for the Stronghurst School. In the grades, all the teachers are the same. In the high school Miss Helen Laudon of Rio, Ill. will return in French and Science work. Mr. L. O. Dawson of Heddick, Ill. has been employed as the history teacher and coach. Mr. Dawson is a graduate of Shurtleff College and has spent the past summer at the University of Illinois. Miss Grace Freitag, a graduate of Normal University of Normal, Ill. is to have charge of English and Public Speaking and Mr. Leland Alin of Alexis, Ill., a graduate of Knox College, will be in charge of Latin and other subjects.

GASOLINE MILEAGE TEST: Mr. Lloyd Snyder, a representative of the Standard Oil Co., was in Stronghurst and put on a gasoline mileage test using gasoline that was purchased out the pumps from the different dealers in town. The automobile used was the six cylinder Buick owned by Ed Walker and driven by Theo. Knutstrom. The test was witnessed by Perry Simpson, Roy Mudd, George Dixson, Albert Kaiser and L.E. McAndrews and was held on the road south of Stronghurst in the following manner: A quart of gasoline poured into the carburetor and the car started from a given point and run with the hand throttle set, the driver not using the foot feed, and the car driven until the quart of gasoline was exhausted. This same test was used on every bard of gasoline that is sold here. The result was as follows: Red Crown 1st 4 3-10, 2nd 3 9-10 and 3rd 3 5-10 miles per quart.

AD FOR SIMPSON BROTHERS: We are now located in the Wallin Garage building just across the street from our former location. We repair and recharge any make of batteries and also do electrical repair work. We carry a full line of automobile accessories, tires, oils and greases. 

DIES IN CALIFORNIA: Miss Clara Walker, a cousin of the deceased received word from Paso Robles, Calif. detailing the death of W. W. Walker, a Dallas City boy who left his native town several years ago for California where he has since made his home.   Jinks, as he was called by his associates, is remembered by many with heartfelt sorrow. 

From the Paso Robles Star: Although he had been suffering from a complication of stomach and heart ailments for the past five years , his death came as a severe shock to the entire community for only a few hours before he had been seated on his lawn pleasantly chatting with his friends as they passed by .

He was one of the most popular men that Paso Robles has ever had the good fortune to claim as a citizen.  His tender heart and his generous nature won friends for him among all classes.  He was particularly popular with the young people and the children all loved him.  He is survived by a widow, a son and two daughters.  He was born in Dallas City, Ill., April 21, 1861 and had made his home here for 36 years.

Funeral services were conducted by his close friend, Rev. J.H. Mitchell who in brief, plan forceful words paid eloquent tribute to his memory.  The casket was banked with flowers and the seating capacity of the chapel was taxed beyond its limit.  Every business house in the city closed its doors during the funeral and the city bell was tolled as the procession wended its way to the I.O.O.F. Cemetery where the remains were laid to rest. Dallas City Enterprise

***WEDDING BELLS***  A pretty wedding took place on Aug. 9th when Hattie McElhinney of this city was united in marriage to Joseph Casto of Connersville.  The ceremony was performed by Mrs. Sipe, retired minister of Petroleum at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. French in Nottingham Township.  The newlyweds will make their future home on a farm near Connersville and Mr. Casto s large circle of friends will wish her every happiness.  Mr. and Mrs. Casto were entertained Thursday evening at the supper given by the Miller threshing ring of Old Salem after which the bridal couple was given an old time belling Bluffton, Ind. (Evening Star)

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING:: During the electrical storm of Tuesday evening, lightning struck a building that was a combination chicken house and work shop on the place occupied by Albert Myers in the east end of town.  It immediately took fire and was first discovered by Ralph Staley and Cliff Shafer who got busy and started a bucket brigade, but the fire soon got beyond their control and they turned in a fire alarm.  The fire department responded and soon after their arrival the blaze was under control.  The Myers family were not at home, being away on a visit. 

FOR SALE: Watermelons and cantaloupes 30 acres Clyde Mead s truck farm 4 miles north and east of Carman; 6 miles north of Stronghurst.  Wholesale or retail; priced right to sell.

LAST OF THE TREES: The two trees in front of the Graphic office paid the supreme sacrifice and were felled to the ground by Master Axeman, J. F. Murphy and his able assistant, Chief Sawyer Will Wright.  Old Sol s torrid rays now beam down upon the office and make us long for the cool harvest fields and the burnings sands of the Sahara.  The tree in front of the Wallin garage is the only one that remains in the two blocks.  It will be cut down soon.  It will now be possible to have good sidewalks and better looking streets. (Originally, Broadway was lined with trees and had board walks.)

BIGGSVILLE BRIEFS: Preston Plummer of Casper, Wyo. visited his mother, Mrs. Hattie Plummer.  Mrs. Mendenhall of Richland, Ia. returned to her home after a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Baker.  Rev. and Mrs. Baker entertained a company of fifteen gentlemen at their home in honor of the Hon. William Jennings Bryan (famous politician).  John Millen, Jr. returned home to Terre Haute, Ind. where he is a member of the faculty of Rose Polytechnic School after spending time with his sister, Mrs. Wm. Whiteman and family. Funeral services were held here at the M. E. Church for Mrs. Dave Beebe.  For the past year Mr. and Mrs. Beebe have made their home in Burlington where he accepted a position as conductor on a street car line.  Mrs. Beebe was taken ill a week ago and on Monday was removed to the hospital where she underwent an operation for peritonitis passing away the next day.  A picnic was held in the park in honor of Mrs. Edith Rentstrum Melvin from Minnesota.  D. W. Lee had a horn attached at the front of the Chautauqua stage and he reproduced music and the speech of Mr. Bryan on his radio at the Palace Theatre. (Obviously, the great orator did not make it into town.)  Miss Lucille Zimmerman entertained a party of girl friends at her home.  The girls went to the woods taking their breakfast which they ate picnic style.

LOCAL AND AREA NEWS:  Miss Frances Lind is visiting relatives in Northern Iowa.  A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Apt at their Decorra home.  Mrs. Ivabelle Stewart has purchased a new Lexington car from the P. W. Wallin sales agency.  The new home of Earl Beardsley in the south part of town is nearing completion (on the corner of Commercial and South Streets).  The Stronghurst Community Women s Club will meet in the club room; the topic for discussion will be  Economy in the Home.   Roy Swanson has left for San Diego, Calif. where he has accepted a position.  Chas. Harden can make cider for anyone wishing it at his farm one mile north and one mile west of Raritan. 

O.O. Miller and wife of Jackson, Nebr. drove through in a car arriving here for a visit with relatives.  Mr. Miller was taken seriously ill with appendicitis and was taken to the Burlington Hospital by Dr. Emerson.  He was operated on and is doing nicely.  Mr. Miller is the son of Henry Miller, a former citizen of this community.  The R. E. White Hudson sedan recently stolen from Monmouth was found at LaJunta, Colo.