The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic, April 24, 1924
MEDIA MEANDERINGS: Media High School Declamatory Contest will be held at Wever Academy with Monmouth college furnishing the judges. Seven girls and four boys have entered. A nominal admission fee will be asked to help cover expenses. Mrs. A. J. Bacon remains about the same under the care of Dr. Henderson of Stronghurst. The directors of the Media State Bank held a meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The interior, walls and ceiling are being re-decorated. County Supt. of Schools, A. L. Beall went to Western Illinois State Teachers' College, Macomb, to attend a conference of city, town and county superintendents and high school principals. An instructive program on school activities, the new distributive law and the requirements in education for high school teachers, etc., was heard. S. G. Mathers attended a meeting in Oquawka of highway commissioners. Mrs. Tom Morgan is teaching in the grade school filling Prof Shoemaker's place while he is at his home at Colusa suffering an attack of tonsillitis. Dr. Clark of Roseville has been attending little Dorothy Graham who has been quite ill of gastritis. Prof. Murtland was unable to attend to school duties on account of Ptomaine poisoning; however, he was back at work now. Mrs. Sam Lant who has been quite ill for a week or more was taken to Stronghurst so that Dr. Ghent who is treating her might be better able to give her every attention. She was no better at last reports. Miss Mildred Lawyer is quite ill from an attack of tonsillitis. Margaret Emeline, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emory Eberheardt, had the misfortune to fall from the back porch of the home while at play breaking her arm. Dr. HR. Rankin was called to set the injured member. H. O. White left for Peoria to serve on a Federal Grand Jury. Mrs. Anna Adair is doing practical nursing in Roseville. The four week contest for new members between the young men and boys against the old men of the Men's Bible Class ended Sunday with the young men and boys victorious. The old men will give them a fish fry in the dining rooms of the U. P. Church.
OLENA OBSERVATIONS: Rev. Bartram was accompanied to his appointment Sabbath day by his wife, a son and his wife of Bloomington, Ill., and a son who has just returned from the oil fields of Oklahoma. Two youths from Lomax with a new roadsters were seen in the village Sabbath Day. Miss Andra Marsden has accepted a position as secretary to the M. E. pastor of Quincy, Ill. She has also affiliated by letter with the 1st Methodist Church there and is taking an active part in all its various interests. Mr. and Mrs. Gibb and children of Biggsville and Mr. and Mrs. Hartman and babe of Olena ate Easter dinner with the lady's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Burrell. Mr. J. L. Lyons has been having a well dug on his farm and Mr. James Brewer and help are drilling a well at the Clas. Carlson home. Water seems to be a scarce commodity in many homes. Truly we never miss the water till the well runs dry.
CARMAN CONCERNS: A representative from the Guest Piano Co. of Burlington, Iowa, was a business caller in the village. (If you could afford a piano, your economic situation was good.) Miss Helen Babcook and Mr. Golden Babcook had Easter vacation visiting at the parental home of A. C. Babcook and family. They are students at Bradley School at Peoria. One of Goldie's boy chums accompanied them home for a visit over Easter Sunday. Frederick Crane who attends Carthage College, returned to school after spending his Easter vacation at home. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gillis and family and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wisby spent Easter near Disco at the home of Harry Wisbey. Mr. James Lord and family spent Easter at the home of Clarence Dixon south of Carman. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dixon spent Sunday at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Clyde Anderson and family in the Decorra neighborhood. Mrs. Crofford and daughter, Merlene of Burlington, were calling in Carman enroute to the Acel Dowell home; Mrs. C. is the aunt of Mrs. Dowell.
Word arrived from Halfa, Ia., of the death of Charles Cargill who had lived in our neighborhood for many years but moved to Iowa several years ago. The body will be brought back here for burial. The home talent play from Lomax was given in the burg with a full house. Miss Dorothy Dowell of Stronghurst is spending a week with her aunt helping her clean house.
BRIDAL SHOWER IN BIGGSVILLE: Some 50 friends enjoyed a miscellaneous dinner Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Maggie Whiteman, in honor of her niece Mrs. Leone Kilgore Forsythe, just a recent bride. The rooms of the home were beautifully decorated in the bride's favorite colors and the color scheme prevailed through the house of yellow and white. In the large double parlor under the electric chandelier was suspended a yellow umbrella typifying an April shower. Under the rain shade stood a table also decked in yellow and white upon which were the wrapped gifts. When the guests had all arrived, the bride and groom, to the strains of an instrumental duet played by Mrs. Babcock and Mrs. McHenry, were escorted down the stairs by two cousins of the bride, the Misses Madaline White and Myral Crisp, to places near the table and under the umbrella where Mr. Forsythe was introduced and then congratulations and best wishes were extended. Then the couple proceeded to unwrap their packages, which were many and useful. Later in the afternoon refreshments of angel food cake in yellow and white paper cases were served by the Misses Fannie Ericson, Lucile Bigger, Julia Stevenson, Madaline White, Pauline Whiteman and Bermadine Mickey. From out of town were her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kilgore, Mrs. A. M. Crisp and daughter, Myral of Galesburg, and Beatrice Stewart of Monmouth.