The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic, Feb. 14, 1924
OLENA OBSERVATIONS: (The column begins with a memorial for President Woodrow Wilson who shepherded the nation through World War I.) Mrs. Jake Jacobs, living north and west of Olena and who has been for the last several months in the Burlington Hospital taking treatment for diabetes and for a time thought it would be best for an operation on her eyes, but later abandoned, has been brought home and is being cared for by her daughter, Miss Kathryn from Burlington. She is almost blind and her general health not greatly improved. Miss Mitta White, one of the Stronghurst High School students, was taken quite seriously ill while visiting relatives in Burlington. A physician was called who diagnosed her case as a very bad attack of appendicitis. She was later brought to her home and is now taking adjustments from Dr. Gent and he thinks it will be possible for her to continue her school work, which is very encouraging news to her many friends. Quite a number in this neighborhood are suffering from bad colds and chronic troubles.
A young son arrived in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oz Reynolds of the Hopper neighborhood. Mrs. Charles Lyons was called to the home of her brother, Jarvis White near Paris Ill. on account of the serious sickness of her father, Mr. Charles White. The ladies of the Olena Church will serve lunch on Feb. 19th at the Homer Justice sale. Mr. Oscar Schroeder and family have moved from their home in Hopper to a farm east of Stronghurst. Mr. and Mrs. Hartman who have been living with the lady's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Burrell, have located in Burlington, Ia. Dances everywhere: Mr. and Mrs. Will Hicks who reside on the George Fort farm entertained a bunch of friends with a dance; Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Harvey who reside on what is best known as the Roll Ward farm, also entertained with a dance and another was held the same evening in the drainage district. Mrs. Margaret Peyton has been helping out at the home of her uncle, Mr. D. Dobbins.
WEDDING BELLS: Miss Eloise Smith of near Media and Mr. LeRoy Church of Kirkwood were united in marriage at Kirkwood Thursday. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Preston Smith who lives on a farm east of town and is a young lady of charming personality and of a beautiful character. She was a student in the Commercial Department of the High School last year and was a great favorite among her fellow students. For some time she has been working in the telephone office at Smithshire. The groom is a splendid young man and in every way worthy of the young lady he has won for his bride. They will reside on a farm near Kirkwood.
MEDIA MEANDERINGS: A jolly crowd of 16 persons enjoyed a bobsled ride to and a party at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Powell, north of town Friday night. Mrs. A. L. Beal has been quite ill for a number of days suffering from a carbuncle. Mrs. Alice Schroeder is helping to care for her. Ward Gibson is home from Hammond, Ind. for a short vacation. A wire for the new pneumatic stop which is being installed by the Santa Fe Railroad along their tracks is being put up this week. H. B. Dixon moved his barber shop and pool room and his family into the buildings he recently purchased. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sullivan are occupying the Pogue property vacated by the Dixon family. Mr. and Mrs. Emery Cavins have moved from the Emery Eberheart property to a farm just east of town which is owned by Mrs. John Smith. The Eberhearts will occupy their property as soon as the repairs are made. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wax went to Ft. Madison to consult Dr. G. A. Starkweather in regard to the condition of Mrs. Wax who has been ill for some time. Mr. Steffey of Stronghurst is in charge of the Co-operative store during the absence of Mr. Wax.
All of the "mump" victims are able to be in school again and no new cases have developed. The high school board met to look over the plans of an architect in regard to the remodeling of the building for a gymnasium. Plans were approved and work should begin soon. The youngsters and teachers of the grade schools will enjoy a Valentine box at school Valentine afternoon. Owing to bad weather, only a few members of the Missionary Society of the U. P. church were able to attend the meeting at the home of Mrs. N. J. Gram. The study topic was "India" with Mrs. Clyde Stanberry as leader.
BIGGSVILLE BRIEFS: Mr. and Mrs. Will Musser expect to move to a farm southwest of Kirkwood. An original play, "Mother Mine," written by eighth grader Elizabeth Burrus was given at the high school to a large house. Miss Helen Cook is a new member of the central telephone force. Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Sheets of Chicago visited relatives and attend the funeral of her aunt, Mrs. Lyons.
LOMAX LINGERINGS: Arbin Vaughn of the south country will move to the Lowry farm where he will farm this coming year. Ivo Smiddy and family and Mack Porter and family have moved to the brick residence in the south part of town. The Loyal Daughters class of the Christian Sunday School will give a three-act play entitled, " Sophonia's Wedding" at the Lomax Opera House.
MEDICAL ADVICE in 1924 (Don't try it!!!): In the case of ptomaine poisoning caused by eating decayed meats, fish, vegetables, contaminated canned foods, etc. be aware of these symptoms: nauseas, vomiting, colicky pains, diarrhea and great exhaustion. The treatment is always to produce vomiting to sweep the offending substance out of the stomach. Drink one glass of lukewarm water after another as rapidly as possible until 6-8 have been taken. In a few minutes all the poisonous material will be vomited. Then take a tablespoonful of castor oil or three tablespoonfuls of Epson salts dissolved in a glass of water. Also give an enema of warm soap suds. Keep the patient warm by external heat from hot water bottles or warm flannels. (Don't try it!!!)