The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

The 1921 Graphic

Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross

Stronghurst Graphic, March 10, 1921 

CORN LIST INCOMPLETE: The list published contained the names only of those who brought in ear corn and had it weighed in their wagons and trucks over the scales of the elevator.

Quite a number of farmers delivered their corn direct to the sheller without having it weighed and that while the corn which was weighed over the wagon scales amounted to about 1,300 bushels, the total amount of the shelled corn loaded in cars during the day was 1,530 bushels.

An apology is also due to the large number of farmers in the county living too far from Stronghurst to make it possible for them to deliver their gift corn here last Wednesday and who sold their corn at nearby points and turned the proceeds over to the farm bureau committee to be used in purchasing the gift corn at some central shipping point.

The number of this class of contributors may be inferred from the fact that something like 2,400 bushels of corn have been or will be purchased by the committee with the money turned in and the county's total contribution will be about 4,000 bushels.

In justice to the business men of Stronghurst, we note that 153 bushels were given instead of 58 as reported. They also had sufficient funds to purchase 60 bushels more for the same cause.

NO PRIMARY HELD: If the voters of either of the parties which usually participate in the village election had any preference as to candidates for village offices to filled in the coming election, they were not allowed to express that preference this year in the manner prescribed by law as the primary election was held last Tuesday. So far as we have been able to learn, the village board did not even see fit to appoint any primary and election judges. . .

HEADS PROSPEROUS KANSAS BANK: The Anthony, Kans. Bulletin contained a write-up of the Home State Bank of Anthony, the president of which is C. H. Wickman, a former Stronghurst man. The bank has become one of the strong financial institutions of Anthony and the State of Kansas (article quoted and said it was a home town bank with stock owned only by locals).

1896 GRAPHIC: Mrs. Marilla Watson died at the home of her son, Elisha near Reed on the evening of March 8th at the advanced age of 101 years. At a meeting of the Stronghurst village council an ordinance was passed forbidding the sale of unwholesome, watered or adulterated milk in the village and also creating an office of milk inspector. Although 25 new dwelling houses were erected in Stronghurst in 1896, the demand for residences was reported to be far in excess of the supply.

A. F. Gaddis of Olena neighborhood was preparing to move to Ashland, Nebr. The first packet of the season, the J. W. Young, arrived at Oquawka on March 10th on its voyage down the Mississippi.

A Stronghurst grocer advertised good canned corn at 4 _ cents per can, tomatoes at 7 cents per can and navy beans at 3 cents per lb. Mrs. Effie Gristy left to join her husband who was engaged in teaching in Tennessee. Joseph Atwater had purchased and taken charge of the H. H. Rankin hardware store.

A large contingent of Stronghurst's sporting element was called to the county seat to give evidence in regard to a prize fight which was alleged to have taken place in the Beal livery barn sometime previously. The indictment for prize fighting proceeded to the state's attorney and the charge changed to one of assault and battery and certified down to the county court.