The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic Nov. 16, 1923
FARMERS' INSTITUTE: The Henderson County Farmers' Institute has arranged for three meeting to be held at different points in the county. The first meeting will be at the Baptist Church in Rozetta on Nov. 21st, the second at the U. P. church in Stronghurst on Nov. 22nd and at Lee's Hall in Biggsville on Nov. 23 for the final meeting.
The speakers for the coming Institute have been picked from among the best talent available in Illinois. Wherever beef cattle are fed, the name of John G. Imboden of Decatur is well known. Mr. Imboden has created a reputation for his ability to feed cattle year after year and show profit. Mr. Riegel of Tolono possibly is not so well known but he had achieved notable success in raising profitable crops and at the same time building up soil fertility. For the ladies, Miss Margaret E. Brooks of Bettie Stuart Institute of Springfield will share some household science topics of interest. The evening sessions will feature Senator H.C. Kessinger of Aurora who for a number of years has been known as the "Boy Orator of Illinois."
WEDDING BELLS: Miss Marjorie Hammond and Mr. Lester Sippel were married Nov. 1st in Clinton, Ia. Miss Belva Annett and Mr. Harold Fish accompanied them. Mrs. Sippel is a graduate of the high school and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allie Hammond of Portland. Mr. Sippel is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Berget Sippel of Stronghurst, IL who formerly lived on the Ox Bow farm. The couple will make their home of the B. E. Sippel farm in Lorraine Township.-Prophetstown Echo
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: The recital given by Mrs. Ivins' class of music at the Christian Church last Saturday night was received by a large and enthusiastic audience. (long list of pupils) Tuesday morning Peter Custiss, proprietor of the Main Cafe was taken suddenly ill and Dr. H.L. Marshall was called and diagnosed the case as apoplexy. Mr. Custiss had been in his usual good health up to this time and ate a hearty breakfast. On account of his advanced age, it will probably be some time before he will be able to be back at his work. Paul G. Bell is the winner of the December Eisner contest prize given to a Boy Scout who writes the best advertisement for the Sigmund Eisner Co., official Boy Scout Uniform Outfitters of Red Band, N.J. The advertisement will appear in the December issue of Boys' Life, the Boy Scout magazine.
Miss Grace Slater and mother arrived in St. Petersburg, Florida to spend the winter. Mrs. Audrey Marsden has succeeded Maude Mahnesmith at Mrs. Mahnesmith's hotel. Mrs. Maud Mahnesmith is attending Gem City Business College at Quincy. The old fashioned "husking Bee' held at the M. E. Church last Friday evening was attended by a large crowd and everyone had a fine time. Audrey Spikenal is a late possessor of a Ford car purchased from the Mudd Motor Co. Mrs. Hazel Anderson Dixson has resigned her position as teacher of the Peasley School and is succeeded by Miss Ella Ahlers. Miss Veda Headley, teacher of the Hopper School, held a very successful box supper and entertainment last Saturday. A very successful entertainment and box supper was held at the Marsden School north of town of which Miss Thelma Peterson is the teacher. An entertainment and supper, the proceeds of which will provide hot lunches for the pupils of the school, was put on by Maple Grove School last Wednesday evening. There was a good attendance and in interesting program of music, readings and folk dances. The teacher, Miss Bertha Radmacher, is worthy of much praise for the creditable manner in which the evening's entertainment was conducted and also for promotion the movement which will be very beneficial to the health of her pupils.
BIGGSVILLE BRIEFS: Mrs. George Millen and Steven Graham and Sam Glenn were called to Fairfield, Iowa by the serious condition of Oscar Glenn who is in a critical condition and little hope of his recovery. Mrs. Lena Kilgore, who has been sick for several weeks, resumed her school duties. Fred Anderson, day operator at the Q depot is laid off for a time with sickness; a Mr. Jones is taking his place. Sheriff Robert McDill was in town working on clues of the Thursday night robbery. Several businesses were entered, but little cash was taken. Mrs. Albert Pearson returned from Iowa City with her little son Wayne where she took him for examination at the hospital. She reports that he has completely recovered from the disease of the spine. Harvey Foster entered the Burlington Hospital where he expects to undergo an operation for a rupture.
RARITAN REPORTS: Mrs. Piper passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Ross in Roseville Friday night. She is survived by one son, Jon Piper of Montana; one daughter, Mrs. Chas. Ross of Roseville and two grandsons to mourn her loss. Funeral services were held in Roseville and interment was in the local cemetery. Fred Lyons is the owner of a new Dodge touring car purchased last week. Saturday closed the boating season for the packet Keokuk that has been running between Keokuk and Burlington. The boat had a successful season this year and the management is looking forward to a better one next year. La Harpe people are greatly disappointed in not netting free mail delivery. Several weeks ago all houses were numbered and everything made ready, but W.J. Graham in a recent visit there, said that a new ruling had been made and that only towns of 1,500 population are eligible and as LaHarpe's population is only about 1,400 that city does not meet the requirements.