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The 1924 Graphic

Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross

Stronghurst Graphic: Sept. 11, 1924

CHILD WELFARE DISCUSSED: The Stronghurst Women's Community Club opened their meeting with the reading of scripture by Mrs. C. E. Peasley.  Mrs. H. M. Allison offered a prayer.  The program was in charge of Mrs. A. C. Yaley and Mrs. Ernest Walker.  Mrs. Orville Boyd gave a hygienic drill in which the importance of the use of the tooth brush, private drinking cups, open windows for sleeping rooms, etc. were emphasized by illustrations.  Miss Virgie Gilliland gave a reading entitled,  Long Ago.   Mrs. Ernest Walker read a paper on Child Welfare and this was followed by a round table discussion.  The need of child's play was discussed by Mrs. R.N. Marshall; the influence of Art in the life of a child by Mrs. E.R. Grandey, the influence of good books on the home by Mrs. C. R.A. Marshall, teaching the child the value of truth by Mrs. J. W. Decker and the responsibility of Parentage by Mrs. B. G. Widney.  Suggestions were made regarding the question as to what the Club might do for the young people of the community.

***OBITUARY***MRS. JOHN M. BROWN: Mrs. John M. Brown, who with her husband and family were residents of Stronghurst for a number of years prior to 1912 when they moved Davenport, died at Mercy Hospital, Davenport, Ia. on Sept. 5th from cerebral hemorrhage.

She was born in Warren County, Ill. on Nov. 7, 1857 and was married to John M. Brown at Biggsville, Ill. on Feb. 22, 1877.  Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Bessie Fuller, Mrs. Nellie Eggers and Guy, Chester, Porter and Ralph Brown.-all where present at the funeral held in Davenport.  The remains were brought here and interred in the Olena Cemetery.

OPEN ON SUNDAY: Beginning Sunday, Sept. 14th only one of the three garages will be open for service or sale of gasoline on Sundays.  The alternating plan will be adopted: Simpson Garage on Sept. 14th, The Knutstrom Garage on Sept. 21st and the Mudd Motor Co. Garage on Sept. 28th. 

LUTHERAN PICNIC: The Stronghurst Swedish Lutheran Church will hold its annual picnic on the church lawn of Saturday, Sept. 20th.  A cafeteria dinner prepared by the ladies of the church will be served at noon for 50 cents; the general public is invited.

HE RESIGNED:  J. Y. Whiteman, who has been connected with the First National Bank of Biggsville for 37 years, yesterday tendered his resignation to the board of directors and has retired from the banking business to devote his entire time to his personal and extensive land interests.

Mr. Whiteman became assistant cashier of the bank four years after it was organized 40 years ago and three years later succeeded J. E. Barnes as cashier, the position he has since held.  During his long period of service, the bank as not missed payment of a semi-annual dividend, which have ranged from 12 to 18% and the net earnings the bank to date have amounted to $275,000 ($3,949,000 in today s values), 5 times the capital of the bank.

Mr. Whiteman has prided himself in being a  friend of the farmer and has frequently withstood criticism of the banking department in order to aid the farmer customers of the bank during periods of stress.  His successor has not been chosen.   Monmouth Review Atlas

CARMAN CONCERNS: Mr. Fred Dannenburg has purchased a new Ford car for his son Walter who drives to Terre Haute to attend high school.  Mr. Doren Tharpe left for Peoria where he will attend Bradley.  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dixon received news that their daughter, Elizabeth, who lives in Northern Iowa, had been in an auto accident and was seriously hurt and also her oldest boy broke his collar bone.  Mrs. Maggie Anderson and son Wayne and Mrs. Charles Dixon and daughter, Darline, will leave for the sister s home to remain with her for a couple on months and then their husbands will drive through in the car and return with them.  Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Crane and son Fred drove to Quincy to see Ringling Bros. Circus and then on Sunday to Loraine where Fred took farewell with his Grandfather Spicer.  Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton and Mr. and Mrs. Casey from Keokuk, Ia. were here hunting for old relics such as old furniture and dishes.  They inquired about citizens living in Carman 40 years ago when it was a busy town; they noted the change now.  Miss Irene Hook accompanied her sister Hulda to Burlington where she will attend high school for the coming term.  Mr. and Mrs. FC. Crane entertained at dinner in honor of their son Fred who leaves for Stanford University Sept. 20.  Fred has attended Carthage College for the past two years and has been admitted to Stanford as a junior.  A guest, Robert Starkey, leaves for his pastorate in Brooklyn this week.  Miss Helen Babcook leaves for Bradley Institute at Peoria.  Five hundred was the diversion of the evening.  Miss Marguerite Vaughn left for Burlington where she will learn the Beauty Parlor trade.  Mr. Earl Wiegand will attend high school in Burlington.  Mrs. Violet Leiser and daughter left for an extended visit in Wisconsin at the home of her husband s parents.  She will also visit in Madison, Milwaukee and The Dells before returning home.

LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: James Marshall of Chicago is enjoying a brief vacation at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. A. Marshall.  Miss Grace Chandler has entered the Gem City Business College in Quincy, Ill. Abe Magee is suffering from a badly infected finger caused from handling baled straw with an iron hook.  He is laying off work.  Dr. E. L. Burner of Sabetha, Kans.was a visitor with relatives here.  He left for Rochester, Minn. with his sister, Mrs. Zula Allison for a consultation with specialists concerning her health. Going back to Monmouth College are the following: Robert Steffey, Agnes Findley, Lois McKeown, Jean McElhinney, Margaret McElhinney, Mary Lois Mahaffey, Joseph Dixson and Charles Decker. Miss Mary Dixson slipped and fell at her home last Saturday evening in such a way as to severely sprain her limb, causing her much pain and inconvenience in getting about.  Her mother, Mrs. Dixson, has not fully recovered from the fall she had recently in which she received a fractured arm.  It would seem this family is having its share of bad luck.