The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic, Aug. 18, 1921
WILL LAY CORNERSTONE: The corner stone of the new Terre Haute township High School building will be laid on Aug. 20. A program has been arranged consisting of music and readings. Hon. W.H. Hartzell of Carthage will deliver an address at one o'clock after which a game of baseball will be played. A basket dinner will be served at noon. Bring a big basket of fried chicken and other good things and enjoy the day-High School Board.
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: A 32-volt carpet sweeper at a bargain at Dixson's. Miss Blanche Russler of Albion, Mich. visited friends. Mr. B.L. Lesher and wife of Houston, Tex. are guests at the home of Mrs. Lesher's son, P.W.Wallin and family. W.B.Gregory and family left on an auto trip to Chicago by way of Starved Rock expecting also to visit Benton Harbor, Mich. before their return. The exhibition and judging of the garden products raised by the children of the U.S. Garden Army in this locality is taking place at the Community Club Rooms this afternoon. The display is one which reflects much credit upon the youthful gardeners. W.D.Bricker of Raritan neighborhood is taking radium treatment for an unnatural growth on one of his hands. Adna Atkins, road commissioner of Raritan Township, is taking radium treatment at Rochester, Minn. for a cancerous growth on his hand. Mr. and Mrs. George Wallace, prominent citizens of Elvaston, Hancock County, were instantly killed at St.Augustine, Ill. when the auto in which they were driving to Peoria to visit their children was struck by a C.B. and Q. passenger train of at a grade crossing and demolished. Joe Huff of Stronghurst recently was appointed as rural mail carrier out of Media and began his duties Monday; he has resigned as principal of the Raritan schools. Mr. Clarence Richey of Media Township is in Canada looking after the wheat harvest on his ranch there. The wheat crop there is reported to be a good one this year.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rankin and son of Yuma, Ariz are guests at the Edgar Rankin home northeast of Stronghurst. Mrs. Fred Harims and children of Grafton, Ind. are visiting her father O.J.Sanderson south of town. Nate Groom left for Saskatchewan, Can. where he will assist some of the ranchers from Illinois with their wheat harvest and threshing. Mr. and Mrs. Robt. N.Clarke are preparing to move from their farm in Media Township to Wheaton, Ill. Mr. Clarke is now devoting his entire time to the interests of the U.S.Grain Growers Association and is moving to Wheaton in order to be more conveniently located for his work.
Glenn Marshall is the new rural carrier on Route 3 out of Stronghurst; he was appointed to take the place of Russell Brook, who resigned. No carrier has been appointed to fill the vacancy on Route 1, formerly served by John Salter, deceased. Mr. L.E.McAndrews of the E.R.Grandey store of Stronghurst has just been awarded a valuable prize for the excellence of the window trim which he designed for the store during Dr. Scholl's Foot Comfort week.
***OBITUARY***HENRY LEINBACH: Henry Leinbach, an old and well known citizen of Henderson County, who had made his home in Raritan and Media communities for many years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Howard Lee near Roseville on Aug. 13th. Funeral services were conducted at the Raritan Baptist church with interment of the remains in the Raritan Cemetery. The deceased was a brother of Samuel Leinbach of this place. His wife and one son preceded him in death. He is survived by one son Daniel living in Nebraska; one daughter, Mrs. Howard Lee of Roseville, Ill.; three brothers, Samuel of Stronghurst; Daniel of Washington state and Benjamin living in Iowa and one sister, Mrs. Caroline Kennett of Nebraska.
GLADSTONE GLEANINGS: Mr. A.L.Runyon took charge of the Standard Oil Co. in Oquawka. Ernest Radman started for Munda, S.D. where he will join his family who went in June. Mr. and Mrs. Lon Cook are the proud parents of a fine baby girl born to them Friday night. The Gladstone baseball team crossed bats with the Monmouth Blackbirds and were the victors. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Stewart and children motored to Wisconsin to visit his brother. Mrs. Gilmore, who lives east of town, was seriously hurt in a runaway. They sent for the ambulance from the Burlington Hospital to take her there for treatment. It will go pretty hard with her on account of her age. Johnnie Fryer, who has been in the Burlington Hospital, is home now much improved.
***OAKLEY COLLEY***The body of Oakley Colley arrived from France. The funeral was held on the lawn at the Colley home. Oakley Colley was born Nov.7, 1894 and enlisted in the U.S.Army on Dec.17, 1917. He served in Company G, 38th Infantry and was gassed in the battle of the Somme. He suffered for eight weeks and then was sent to the front again. He was killed by machine gun fire on the night of Oct.11th near the town of Romague. Full military honors were accorded the deceased at the funeral with the Kirkwood Legion in charge. There were 45 boys in uniform and many more without uniform. He was laid to rest in the Biggsville Cemetery.
CARMAN CONCERNS: The S.S. enjoyed a picnic at Clear Lake, all having a treat of ice cream and lemonade. The Dowell-Hudson annual picnic was held at Crapo Park with 105 present of the immediate families. Grandmother Hudson being 86 years old was the oldest present; Marietta Trimmer being second oldest, both of Stronghurst. All enjoyed a good time but the storm in the afternoon rushed them home before enjoying the lovely scenery and flowers of the park. Paul Marsden of Biggsville visited a few days at the Howell home with old school mates. Mr. and Mrs. Forest Booth and children, Vista and Laverne of Louisiana, Mo. visited the lady's sister and family at the A.C.Babcook home. Mr. Golden Babcook is a sufferer with blood poison in his hand.