The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic, Oct.12, 1923
BIGGSVILLE BRIEFS: The Poland China hog sale byWill Wiegand and son was well attended and the hogs sold at a good price with the highest hog selling for $850 ($1,662+ in today's values). The Country Club north of town met at the home of Mrs. Ed Anderson. Roy Kilgore accepted a job at the Wagner Hotel in Burlington. Eight car loads of stock were shipped from here the middle of last week. Andrew Steinson, Frank Stevenson and Sam Duncan accompanied the shipment to Chicago. Mrs. Oscar Nelson who has been very low the past two days with Bright's disease was removed to the Burlington Hospital; they think there is yet a fighting chance for her recovery. Mrs. August Wiegand moved her household goods to Galesburg where she will make her future home. Communion was held at the U.P.Church and South Henderson last Sabbath.
MEDIA MEANDERINGS: The members of the sophomore class of the high school who are taking second year French and their teacher, Miss DePue, enjoyed a marshmallow roast in the Weaver timber west of town. The Farmers' Cooperative Store is installing a Red Crown gasoline filling station. Mrs. Susan Atwell and brother, Mr. West drove to Monmouth to see their sister, Miss Clara West who is in the hospital recovering from an operation for appendicitis. Mrs. Russell Mathers is recovering from a recent severe attack of appendicitis. Mr. Jacob Ford who has been seriously ill all summer at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Pogue has recovered so as to be able to ride out in a wheel chair or automobile. Mr. and Mrs. Ford expect to go to Chicago soon to spend the winter. Mrs. Florence Mathers is treating her residence to a new coat of paint. Mr. T.B. Palmer took Prof. and Mrs. Murtland and William over to Weir's fruit farm for their supply of winter apples. The apple orchards are a beautiful sight and are bearing the largest crop Mr. Weir has ever had. Mr. W.S. Mather has a force of men at work gathering his large crop of Keifer pears. He estimates his crop at 600 bushels and is selling them at the low price of fifty cents per bushel. The pears are of good size and quality and Mr. Mathers says this low price will barely cover the expense of gathering them. He was hauling the fruit in from the orchard with his tractor. The men employed by the E.G. Lewis Seed Co., are busy people these days sorting and hanging the picked seed corn which is brought daily from the surrounding farms and a finer lot of corn one would have to go a long ways to find.
Oct. 19, 1923 SETTLED CLAIM: H.N. Vaughan and Tom Dodds, owners of the full blood Hereford cattle that were lost in the sale pavilion fire last March received a satisfactory settlement on the insurance carried on the herd through the B.G.Widney agency this week.
(In this issue is a letter to the Editor concerning the candidacy of Mr. Robert T. McDill. The other Republican candidates are concerned that Mr. McDill is running for county treasurer on as an Independent candidate after losing the primary and still holding the positions of Republican precinct committeeman for Oquawka Township and Chairman of the County Republican Central Committee. They think he cannot be an opposition candidate to the elected Republican Candidate while still holding these positions. F.E. Painter was elected the party's nominee.)
Oct. 26, 1923 FIRST NUMBER IN LYCEUM COURSE: One of the really enjoyable numbers of the current Lyceum season will be the appearance of the Virginia Girls Quintet of merry musical maids who will introduce some delightful novelty features in their program to be given Monday night at the U.P.Church. They feature, of course, the beloved, old melodies of the Southland. Special costume numbers are given too and all in all the Virginia Girls program is the kind that lingers in the memory. Miss Velma Fike, director and first violinist, is a remarkable gifted young artist.
(Mr. Robert McDill refused to resign as Chairman of the County Republican Central Committee so after soliciting the opinion of Walter A. Rosenfield, Chairman of the Illinois Republican State Central Committee, the group voted him out and elected C.R. Pendarvis of Media as his successor.)
Dr. L. EMERSON GOES TO LAHARPE: Dr. L. Emerson who since the dissolution of the firm of Marshall & Emerson has had several openings in view has finally decided to open an office in the practice of medicine at LaHarpe and left for that place this week.
SPELLING BEE: An old fashioned Community Spelling Bee will be held at the Rest Room in Stronghurst on Oct.27th. First and second prized will be given to the two best spellers. During the recess free lunch will be served. Those desiring to spell will be fined five cents. Admission: Adults-25 cents; Children-15 cents.
LIGHTING UP THE TOWN: The large poles for the boulevard lights arrived the first of the week and were distributed to the different points where they are to be set up. They are very ornamental and will greatly add to the appearance of the street. George Dixson was given the contract and the poles were made by the Murray Iron Works at Burlington, Iowa.
NEW BUICK CARS IN TOWN: Fred Johnson is driving a new Buick roadster purchased from T.C.Knutstrom and yesterday the latter returned from Chicago with a Buick touring car for Shore Hollingsworth. Several other sales have been made, but they are unable to get deliveries on cars. (World War I is over and slowly the automobile industry is returning to manufacturing cars.)