The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic June 12, 1924
MEDIA MEANDERINGS: Miss Ruth Howell left for Macomb to attend the summer school at the State Teachers' College. The ladies missionary society of the U. P. church held their monthly meeting; the study was Japan led by Mrs. Dave Gilliland . Mesdames Laura Beall and Eulalie Campbell favored the ladies with a duet. Later the rest of the time was spent in quilting. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lant and family have moved back to their farm southwest of town after having spent the winter in town in order that the children might attend school. Charles Pogue is shipping cattle and hogs to market. C. G. Richey is on a business trip to Canada. Mesdames Barnard White, M. D. Drain and Tom Wilson are the proud possessors of new electric washing machines. (Where are the wives in this comment?) Mr. and Mrs. George Admire are the parents of a baby girl born June 5th. Mrs. Admire has been quite ill.
Miss Zelma Campbell and brother Clifford are the happy owners of a new Ford Sedan purchased of Mudd Motor Co. of Stronghurst.
June 10, 1924 ***OBITUARY***CALVIN R. THOMPSON: Mr. Thompson whose home was in Ellison Township, Warren County, passed away June 14th at the ripe old age of 98 years, 4 months and 4 days. He was a native of Indiana and as a young an enlisted as a soldier in the Mexican War, being at the time of his death one of the very few survivors of that struggle. At the close of the war he was united in marriage to Margaret S. Greenlee of his native state and county. They soon moved westward and established a home in Henderson County, Ill. A little later they moved to Warren County and located on a farm in Ellison Township. Mrs. Thompson died in 1900. They had no children of their own but took into their home Mrs. Ella Anderson and her son Emil C. Anderson, whom they cared for as their own children. Mr. Thompson was successful in accumulating a considerable amount of worldly goods and was held in high esteem by his neighbors and friends. Funeral services were held at the home south of Smithshire with interment in the Ellison Cemetery.
BIG REVIVAL FOR STRONGHURST (this is a long article): Evangelist Grady T. Cantrell sys, "You can't run yourself up by running the other fellow down-so come on, Stronghurst, let us put one over for Jesus Christ." (He is pictured with I. E. (Red) Pecaut, Chorister)
2,882 CATTLE KILLED: Two thousand eight hundred and eighty two cattle reacted to tuberculin tests in Illinois during May according to M.H. Peterson who is in charge of Tuberculosis Eradication Department of the Illinois Agricultural Association and they were killed. At total of 49,051 cattle were tested; this is the largest number ever tested in Illinois in one month. Six more counties, DeKalb, Tazewell, Henderson, Warren, McDonough and Cumberland, have made appropriations for the eradication of bovine tuberculosis making the 56 counties for Illinois.
NEW ROADS: Monmouth Daily Atlas-"The Miller Construction Co. completed the pavement from the Walter Gridley farm into Biggsville last Saturday and moved their outfit to the Weir Fruit farm and will start working back again toward Biggsville to fill in the gap of about a mile between the old and new pavement. They expect to complete this stretch before July and then move to the corner south of Kirkwood and put in the final stretch west to the Gridley farm. As there is only about three miles in the gap, they will probably move down near the Mac Arthur Bridge across from Burlington early August.
Contractor Leslie Grier has completed 49% of his contract of the Oquawka Road and with good luck will close up the gap to the present brick road early in July. He now has 2,900 feet of the road completed which will be nearly 6,000 feet long. The road is being built for the county from funds received from the state in payment for the strip of road on the Angling road toward Kirkwood.
All material for the road is mixed at the plant on South Third Street and trucked out of Oquawka to the job. The heavy grading work just beyond the end of the present road has been settling for several weeks and will be ready for the slab by the time the paving outfit arrives."
THE WHEELS OF JUSTICE LOCALLY: A slight misunderstanding between one of Stronghurst's tonsorial artists (barber) and a young man, who is employed in one of the town's mercantile establishments, created a ripple in the smoothly running current of the village life last Monday afternoon. The barber used what the other party considered unnecessary emphasis upholding his end of the argument and the latter appealed to Justice White for a decision regarding the extent to which the law in such cases made and provided had been fractured. The justice decided that the slap administered by the shear and razor artist came within the purview of the statute governing assault; and the prisoner at the bar admitting that he made the gesture complained of was fined the customary $3.00 (($43+ in today's values) and costs. The wheels of justice had ceased their grinding within little more than an hour from the opening of hostilities and the going down of the sun saw peace, quietness and safety again prevailing within the gates of town.
WEDDING BELLS-PEASLEY & OLSON: Eugene Peasley, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Peasley of Decorra, who is in the employ of the Burroughs adding Machine Co. with headquarters at Janesville, Wis., arrived at home accompanied by a bride, the former Miss Esther Olson of Madison Wis. The marriage ceremony was performed in Madison on June 14th and the happy couple left at once on an auto tour through Wisconsin and Illinois.
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: Mrs. Joe Cromwell of the country south of Stronghurst is reported to be seriously ill at the Burlington Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. H.A. (Butch) Epping are the proud parents of a 9 lb. son born June 17th. The J. S. Lant home near Cameron, Ill. is reported to have been unroofed and one side of the house partially demolished in a heavy storm which visited the locally last Friday. Mrs. C. M. Bell and Miss Mary McKeown left for Lincoln, Ill., where they will represent Henderson County in the State Sabbath School Convention.