The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic, Dec. 7, 1922(Front page of this issue was worn so microfilm is not complete.)
HIT BY A TRAIN: A brand new Ford touring car owned by Ed Smith, salesman of Novgy? Advertising, was struck on the stock yards crossing Saturday afternoon by the west bound local freight and badly damaged. Smith stated that he did not see the train coming as a box car on the side track obscured the view. He proceed to cross and the engine struck his car, knocking it off the track and then the engine step caught it and dragged it a considerable distance down between the east and west bound main. During the melee Smith jumped out and sustained a few minor injuries. The car was a new one and just been taken out that morning. The body caved in and the top was also damaged. The front tire on the left side was torn off and the on the right side was partly off. The motor and the chassis came out of the smash in fair condition. It was a miracle that the driver was not seriously injured and he probably would have been if the engine had struck the left side of the car instead of the right.
NURSING HOME IN TOWN: Mrs. Wadsworth, assisted by Mrs. McCall, has established a Nursing Home on Cooper Street in the house recently vacated by Erlin Lant. The equipment is all new with regulation hospital beds. The ladies in charge are from England are both graduate nurses. Mrs. Wadsworth served with the English Army in the capacity of nurse during the World War. They come highly recommended in their profession.
An institution of this kind has many advantages. In some cases of illness, patients have had to be taken in the past to some nearby city away from their families and friends with the added expense of hotel bills when friends wish to be near the patient; also, the moving of a patient a great distance causes much suffering and loss of valuable time. We trust that this nursing home will receive its share of patronage from the people of the community as its ultimate success depends upon an enlargement of the present plan.
ANOTHER CRASH: Two Fords, one a truck and the other a touring car, collided at the State Bank corner last Friday afternoon and were slightly damaged as a result of the impact, which could be heard for several blocks. Elize Gilliland, driving the truck, was headed north and made the turn around the Signal post in the middle of the street with the intention of going south. Cameron Jones, driving the touring car, coming from the opposite direction and going west, met Elize as he swung around the post resulting in the crash. The truck received a broken wheel and the tire on the wheel of the touring car was torn off. Neither occupant was injured.
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: The men's class of the Christian Church gave a banquet to the women's class Wednesday evening at the church in payment of a debt incurred in a contest between the two classes. The sale of registered polled Hereford cattle, the property of Tom Dodds, which was sold to satisfy a mortgage of the First National Bank at the John Peasley farm was not as largely attended as previous Hereford cattle sales in Henderson County. The offering consisted of 24 head, some with young calves at their sides and the best blood to be found, the prices ranging up to $300 ($4,062 in today's values), some of which were of Marvel's Pride family. The calf sold for $4,500 when prices were booming.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Butler, Lucile and William had Thanksgiving dinner at the Roderick home in LaHarpe. The families of W. C. Colyer, including their son Orville of Kansas City and daughters Mrs. Margaret Lukens and Lena McKeown and families, and Ray and Russell Cadle enjoyed a family reunion and feast at the McKeown home on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Day was observed in Stronghurst by a union church service at the Methodist church. Mr. and Mrs. W.J. McElhinney gave a Thanksgiving dinner to their son Glen N. and friends, Miss Helen Morse of Galesburg being a guest of honor (later Glen married her). Mr. and Mrs. William Spiker and Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Spiker enjoyed a family reunion at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Rose Chase and family of Burlington. Members of the Kings' Daughters enjoyed an all lay meeting at the home of the president, Mrs. Charles Peasley. Time was spent singing and socially. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Knoph, having completed their visit among relatives, left for a winter in Key West, Florida before returning home to Canada. Miss Grace McClinton departed for her home in Clayton City.
MOONSHINERS GET HEAVY SENTENCES: Thirteen persons pleaded guilty to liquor charges before Judge James W. Gordon in County Court in Oquawka and received jail sentences and fines of various amounts. The defendants and their penalties are as follows: David S. Bryan, Leonard Ditto and Bud Dittol-$250 and four months in jail; Charles Schell, Jr. -$750; Bert Ditto-90 days in jail; LeRoy Mathews-120 days in jail; Samuel Stout and Chas. Sliger, 60 days in jail; E. Anderson, Ernest Berquist, Carla and Alive Anderson-$250; Ben Bass-$100.
The evidence, according to the state's attorney, shows that Bryan, Scheel (spelled both ways in this article) and Leonard and Bud Ditto have made several hundred gallons of liquor in the last 18 months of which 100 gallons were taken into Burlington and sold.
Beside the 13 men who pleaded guilty, several others are scheduled to answer to similar charges during this term of court.
RARITAN REPORTS: Miss Annabeth Barry, who is attending school at Ottumwa, Ia., spent time with home folks. Misses Gwendolyn Hixson, Esther Perrine, Dorothy Watson and Erva Monroe, who are attending school at Pella, Ia, spent time with their families. The Aid Society of the Baptist Church met at the Glen Melvin home. Miss McBurney, the nurse who has been caring for Mrs. Sarah Alpaugh for several weeks, returned to her home in Burlington and was replaced by Mrs. Lind of Burlington.
MEDIA MEANDERINGS: A series of evangelistic services were begun at the U.P. Church Sabbath. Mrs. Wm. Atwell and children received $1,000 as compensation money from the A.T. and S.F. for the death of the husband and father who last August was accidentally killed by a train while in their employment. Mrs. Atwell will also receive $1,000 from the Tri-State Mutual lodge of which Mr. Atwell was a member for only a few days preceding his death. Mrs. Grace Kimball, who has been nursing Mr. Leslie Lyons who passed away at his home near Olena, returned home. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Richey and family have moved from the Robert Clarke place west of town into the house with Mr. Rickey s father, Mr. C. G. Richey. M.B. Drain and family are moving to the W. E. Drain property. Mr. and Mrs. Emory Cavins will occupy the vacated property. Chas. Stansberry is fitting up the east room of the building, which he owns, known as the Winder s restaurant for a garage. Mrs. N.E. Lukens of Stronghurst has sent out cards to friends announcing the marriage of her daughter, Miss Naomi, to Mr. Earnie Spiker of Stronghurst on Nov. 20th. William Murtland is the proud possessor of a new Ives Electric Train.
BAZAAR AND WAFFLE SUPPER: The ladies of the M. E. Church will hold their annual Bazaar next Saturday afternoon, Dec. 9th in the Community Rest Room. Aprons and various articles of fancy work suitable for Christmas gifts will be on sale. Commencing at 5 p.m. a supper consisting of waffles, sandwiches, pie and coffee will be served. Pop corn and candy will also be on sale and a bake sale will be conducted.