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Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic, Dec. 21, 1922
SENIOR PLAY: The senior class play, "Her Husband's Wife," given by the members of the senior class at the Lyric Theater last Friday and Saturday evening was greeted by a fair sized house on the first evening and a large one on Saturday night. It was one of the cleverest plays that have been shown here for a long time. A vein of humor ran throughout which was handled by the cast in a professional manner. The stage settings were nicely arranged and the costumes worn by the cast were attractive and becomingly suited to their individual parts. It is difficult to pick any individual star as every member of the cast handled his or her part in a manner that showed training and natural ability. The play was directed by Miss Frietag assisted by Mrs. Nell Widney. The following made up the cast: Joseph Dixson; Fort Hicks; Harold Lukens; Francis Worley; Mary Lois Mahaffey; and Mildred Grandey. The specialties were a vocal solo by Chas. Fort, a vocal duet by Francis Anderson and Opal Billups, and a piano solo by Paul Sullins. Friday evening the Kaiser Novelty Boys furnished the music and Mrs. Juanita Kennet on Saturday evening.
"ANNA BELLE" WAS LUCKY NAME: The contest on the $20 doll conducted by Foster Lazear closed last Saturday night and the names were drawn to see who was the lucky one. This proved to be Shore Hollingsworth and the winning name was "Anna Belle". The doll was a beauty and doll worth trying for.
SURPRISED THEIR FRIENDS: Mr. Orville Boyd and Miss Marguerite Wheeling were married in Galesburg last Thursday evening by Rev. Drew, pastor of the Galesburg Congregational Church. The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Ellis of Galesburg, cousins of the groom. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Johanna Wheeling of this city and is a highly respected and popular young lady. For the past four years she has held the position of teacher in the Allison School during which time she has endeared herself to the hearts of the pupils and gained the cooperation of the parents, which has made the school one of the best in the county. She has also taken an active part in the civic and religious affairs of the community.
The groom is the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Boyd of Biggsville and has been a resident of Stronghurst for several years. He is a young man of exemplary character and worthy of the one he has chosen for a life partner. During the World War he enlisted in the Naval Aviation and saw service both on this side and overseas. Several months ago he formed a partnership with Chas. Wheeling and they opened up the B. and W. Cafe and by strict business methods and hard work they have built up a flourishing enterprise.
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd have taken apartments in the Nuvon Hotel and we understand that Mrs. Boyd will finish out her term as teacher at the Allison School.
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: Invitations have been received for the marriage on New Year's day of William Brennan Lynch of this city and Miss Mildred Marie Wimp of Chicago. The ceremony will be said at St. Basil's Church and followed by a reception at the Hotel Sisson. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Wimp and her intended is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Lynch of this city-Monmouth Daily Review
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Marion Forbes of South Bend, Ind. Dec. 18th a son named John Charles. The Sabbath School children of the U. P. Church are arranging to give a Christmas entertainment in the church on Saturday evening, Dec. 23rd. On Sunday evening, Dec. 24th the M.E. Sunday School will also give a Christmas program at the regular hour for evening service. Miss Ethel Hartquist entertained the teachers of the Stronghurst Schools at a progressive rook party at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hartquist. A telephone message to editor McAndrews of the Graphic brought the sad tidings of the death of his mother, Mrs. Arthur McAndrews at her home in Dallas City. More than 150,000 refrigerator cars are in use on the railways of the United States and Canada. Canada was the recipient of nearly half the corn exports from the U.S. in 1921.
CELEBRATE 50 YEARS: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil in its Nov. 2nd issue contained the pictures of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Slump of Oakland, Ia. and a lengthy article on the celebration of their golden wedding. Mrs. Slump is a sister of Miss Jennie Galbraith and Mrs. Sarah White of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Slump were married in this county on Oct. 24, 1872. Mr. Slump was born in France and came to this country with his parents when only an infant. They resided one year in Oquawka then took up farming in this county near the home of his parents. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Slump lived one year at Gladstone and then moved to Iowa, then a new country, and settled in Mills County near Emerson. The venerable couple was the recipients of many gifts from the large number of guest. Miss Jennie Galbraith of this city was present and was accompanied home by her sister, Mrs. Amanda Bell of Henderson, Iowa.