The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic: August 21, 1924
LOCAL AND Area News: About 74 people from the different churches here drove to Burnside last Sunday and attended evening services in the revival meetings which are in progress conducted by the Grady Cantrell evangelistic party. Those who went took baskets filled with good things to ear and enjoyed a supper with Mrs. Cantrell and Mrs Pecaut (song leader's wife). The meeting place at the M. E. Church was full and standing room was at a premium, chairs being brought in and placed in the aisles to accommodate the crowd. Art McKeown has been confined to his bed with stomach trouble but is some better. Mrs. Freeman Doak was taken to the LaHarpe Hospital suffering from the summer flu. John Forbes was unfortunate while working in the timber to fall from a tree, receiving a badly sprained knee; he is obliged to go on crutches as result. Mr. Willis Keener, his Everett and nephew Archie Eaton of Burlington and Frank Lant are making arrangement to start in the Keener car on a trip to Florida. Cleo Stine, a salesman for the Burroughs Adding Machine Co. won a two weeks vacation with all expenses paid for himself and his wife by making the most sales in 30 days.
WON PRIZES AT THE FAIR: I.H. Brokaw was awarded six ribbons at the Tri-County Fair at LaHarpe on his exhibit of Duroc hogs. One animal shown in the Junior yearling sow class not only took first in her class but was awarded the sweepstakes or Grand champion prize for sows. A Junior yearling boar also was awarded a first prize.
CARMAN CONCERNS: Golden Babcook, eldest son of A. C. Babcook, was married at Davenport Thursday. He and his bride spent 10 days at home and they will go to Forrest, Ill, where he has accepted a position in the college. He met his bride in Peoria at her uncle's home as her home is in Kentucky. Glenn Mooney of Burlington, Ia., who has been staying here for the summer working for his uncle, Robt. Gillis (section foreman), was called back to his work as a fireman on the C.B. &Q. He was replaced by Roy Stimpson. Gene Babcook, Glen Gillis, Paul Babcook, Joseph and John Clover went to Dallas City to register for his school. Mrs. Cyril Good has an infected hand and is going to Lomax for treatment by Dr. W. J. Emerson. Earl Wiegand went to Burlington to register for high school while Frederick Rehling and the Howell brothers and their sister Rhoda registered in Stronghurst. Miss Mary Seigworth and friend and Mrs. Faye Logan of Dallas City had an automobile collision down near Lomax; no one was hurt, but the cars received minor damage. Mrs. Edna Babcook and daughter Cheryl were Olena goers staying for both the day and evening services. The principal of the Dallas City High School took some boys out on a hike for 10 days. From here, Paul and Gene Babcook, John and Joseph Clover, Glen Gillis were part of the group. All left for Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
BIGGSVILLE BRIEFS: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Gillfillan have recently purchased a farm near Roseville. Rev. Lorimer and family returned from a three weeks visit with relatives in Pennsylvania and Indiana. They were accompanied here by a cousin, Miss Elizabeth Knox. Rev. and Mrs. Spencer Baker and small sons of Conrad, Iowa are guests in the A. P. McHenry home. Prof. Parry L. Schuler came from Royal, Ia. where he has been professor for several years; his household goods have arrived too. Dr. C. C. Douglas of Sterling, Kansas, a former pastor, stopped for a brief visit. Miss Gladys Stevenson, who holds a position as stenographer at the J. C. Penny store in Galesburg, is visiting home folk for two weeks. Prof. and Mrs. Joe Johnson were here packing their household goods for a move to either Chicago or Minnesota where he has accepted a position in a railroad office. Alvah Kilgore and daughter, Miss Kathryn of Glendale, Iowa were recent guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Kilgore.
OLENA OBSERVATIONS: Rumor says that John Sterling and his housekeeper, Mrs. Lynch, were joined in wedlock one day last week in Monmouth. The Burlington Gazette announced the marriage of Jonathan Long and Miss Mary Prier, both of Olena. George Burrell, son of deceased John Burrell, called among Illinois relatives. Virgil Davis has purchased Ford car.
MEDIA MEANDERINGS: Word has been received of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Pendarvis of Peoria. The little lady has been named Jane Anne. Quite a few from here attended the LaHarpe Fair. Mr. and Mrs. George Wax returned home from an extended visit to Missouri with the lady's parents.
SCHOOL STARTS: The Stronghurst grade and high schools will open on Sept. 1st. The rooms have all been newly decorated and the lighting rearranged and a new laboratory secured for the high school use. Additional laboratory equipment and library reference books have been added so that the courses offered will be up to the high standard kept by our schools and that the school may be fully accredited with the University of Illinois as has been the case for a year. Last fall the state high school visitor certified the school until June 1, 1925.
The teaching corps will be almost the same as last years with Mr. L.O. Dawson as head of both schools and principal of the high school with Mr. Nicholas, Miss Adams, Miss Easton and Miss Corinne Magee assisting him; Miss Magee taking Miss Landon's place, Miss Harbinson, Mrs. Spiker, Miss Kirby and Miss Francis make up the grade corps-the same as last year.
COMING TO TOWN: Posters have been put up and programs distributed about the community announcing a Klantauqua to be held in Stronghurst on Aug. 26, 27 and 28. Afternoon and evening programs are announced each of the three days. The features advertised are community singing; concerts by the Bidwell-Rice Co., the Frazers and the Gypsy Serenaders and addresses by Dr. Wm. M. Holderby, C. C. Crawford, Hon. J. W. Gorrell, Mrs. Adah H. Hagler and Mrs. Rosa T. McGehee.