The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic, Aug. 25, 1921
THE BIG PICNIC: Present indications point to fine weather and a good attendance at Stronghurst' big two day Modern Woodmen of America picnic which opens Friday, Aug. 26th. The merry-go-round people are already on the ground with their outfit set up and all ready to go and the "kiddies," young and old, are eagerly waiting the starting signal.
The program each day will include concerts by the Wataga Military Band, speaking, free exhibitions by the Glenny & Ford Athletic Shows, baseball games and other sports. The speaking will take place at 3:00 p.m. On Friday afternoon Mr. S.L. Seass, a representative of the National Grain Dealers Association, will explain the present system of marketing grain and on Saturday afternoon Neighbor Gilroy, state lecturer for the M.W.A., will speak. The ball game on Friday afternoon will be between Stronghurst and Gladstone and as each of these teams has won a game from the other this season, this is to be the deciding game, the contest will no doubt be a hot one. The game on Saturday will be between Stronghurst and Little York. There will be plenty of refreshment booths on the grounds and the committee has made ample provision for insuring the comfort and enjoyment of the visitors. (This was the biggest event of the summer and children were so excited that they couldn't sleep the night before-told to me by Nancy Isaacson.)
GARDEN CONTEST: The exhibit of garden vegetables grown by the children of this vicinity who competed in the children's garden army contest shown at the community club rooms would have done credit to any agricultural display and brought out many favorable comments from visitors. Judges for the occasion were C. E. Fort, William Hartquist and F. V. Doak. Winners of the best collection were as follows: Ruth Wasson-1st and Dorothy Moore-2nd. (A long list of winners for various vegetables is included on microfilm of this article.) A special prize for the best flower garden had been offered by Mrs. F. V. Doak and for display by the Civic Department of the club. Miss Lois Marshall won 1st and Ruth Wasson 2nd for the garden. On display Ruth Wasson was awarded 1st and Lois Marshall 2nd for display.
In the evening a social was held on the lawn back of the Harter Pharmacy and the club room(upstairs). At this time the garden products were auctioned by Col. McElhinney and Dr. Harter, which added much merriment to the occasion. The receipts from the sale benefited the treasury of the department. Ice cream and cake were served by the ladies of the club and at the conclusion a short musical program was given by Miss Dorothy Moore, Donald Johnstone and Miss Lucile Butler.
ORGANIZES TROOP: A Boy Scout Troop has been organized in Stronghurst with Leslie McMillan as scoutmaster. Application has been made for a charter and regular meetings will be held each Wednesday evening at the village hall.
CHURCH CLASS REUNION: The young ladies class of the M.E. Sunday School of which Mrs. W. C. Ivins has been teacher for a number of years held a reunion in the evening at Lake Fort. Twenty young ladies were present and a delightful picnic supper was enjoyed by all. The Misses Edna and Ethel Schierbaum of Wapello, Ia. and Miss Helen Morse of Galesburg, Ill. were amongst those present.
OLENA PICNIC A SUCCESS: The annual picnic and home coming held at Olena last Saturday proved to be an occasion of real enjoyment to a large crowd. In addition to the big dinner, a fine program of sports and good entertainment was furnished by local talent. In the horseshoe pitching contest Albert Hult took first prize and John Hicks second with 30 entrants participating.
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Kershaw took their daughter Pearl to the Monmouth Hospital where she underwent an operation for the removal of tonsils and adenoids. Lee and Brokaw took their big Poland China boar to Springfield for exhibition at the state fair. Dr. LaVerne Emerson is fitting up the office recently vacated by Dr. McClelland and expects to be ready for the practice of his profession soon. The attendance at the county teachers institute at Biggsville is said to be unusually large. Mr. and Mrs. L.V.D. Perrine and daughters, Mrs. VanArsdale and Mrs. Grate, arrived home from their tour of the West. The rest of the children and children-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Perrine who accompanied them on the trip remained in the West for another week of sightseeing. Charles Wickham of Anthony, Kansas, was renewing old friendships. He said that Kansas has just harvested one of the largest wheat crops in her history and there is a good prospect for an average corn crop.
NOT FOOLING AROUND! In order to get rid of the slow pays and dead beats that expect us to furnish their children with high school books for one or two years or longer, sometimes forever, and then never take the trouble to even thank us for it, we have decided to try it for another year but the terms will be the same way that we get them-
CASH TO EVERYBODY. Those that have been prompt in the past, a conditional credit will be allowed on the tablets, pencils and other school supplies for 30-60 days time, but this does not mean that it can be put off and ignored until June or December 1922. A request for the honor of credit means your word of honor to settle in 30 days.-Foster Lazear, Druggist
1896 GRAPHIC: Lee Hamilton sold his stock of drugs in Stronghurst to R. E. Fideler. A. H. Silsbee returned to town from Princeton, Ill., where he had been conduction a commission business. Hugh Marshall advertised a sale of livestock and farming implements for Sept. 3rd at his farm three and a half miles northwest of town. A little daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Loomis at their home on Aug. 15th. Mrs. Chas. Brown died at her home in Olena on Aug. 27th. Mexican dollars were being distributed by some business men in the country in making change in place of 50 cents pieces of American coinage as an object lesson of what free silver would do for this country. The Chant Hardware Store in town was entered by burglars on the night of Aug. 24th and the cash drawer rifled of several dollars.