The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic, July 13, 1922
CHAUTAUQA COMING TO TOWN: (No television was available in 1922 so the Chautauqua brought culture to rural areas.) The irresistible comedy drama, "Friendly Enemies'" the great Zedeler Symphonic Quintet of artist-instrumentalists; the Van Browne Trio; the Dixie Duo and notable lectures on timely topics will appear here at the big 1922 Redpath Five Night Chautauqua which opens here August 7th.
The Dixie Duo, composed of two clever, talented young women, will launch the Chautauqua program with a prelude concert of the first night. They will present in old-time costumes a delightful program replete with charming Southern songs, instrumental numbers and readings. Banjo and guitar music will be a pleasing feature. Following the concert that night Granville Jones, inspiring orator and thorough student of present-day social phenomena, will deliver one of his greatest lectures, "The Creed of America."
On the second night the Zedeler Symphonic Quintet, notable musical organization, will appear in a grand concert, which will be one of the big features of the entire Chautauqua. The Zedelers employ a cello, two violins, a piano and a reed organ in their delightful interpretations of the music of the masters.
Frank Dixon, eminent publicist and lecturer, will lecture on the third night. His subject will be "The Indispensable Tools of Democracy." Mr. Dixon is an incisive, brilliant, humorous speaker, who presents governmental and social problems constructively and illuminatingly.
On the fourth night, "Friendly Enemies," an uproarious comedy whose plot grown out of the conflict of two old-time friends, is scheduled. Audiences all over the U.S. have alternately laughed and wept over this well-known comedy. It will be presented here by an especially competent New York cast.
The Van Browne Trio will be the attraction for the last night. This is a deluxe entertainment company headed by Van O. Browne. Vocal and instrumental numbers, cartoons and impersonations given in costume unite to make their program a "sure-fire" hit.
In accordance with the long standing policy of the Redpath Bureau, special story hours will be conducted on the second, third, fourth, and fifth afternoons for children. A thoroughly trained young woman will have charge of this work.
OBITUARY-AXEL L. NORDSTURM: The whole community was plunged into sorrow when it became known that Axel Leonard Nordsturm had passed away following an operation for gall stones a week ago. For some time Mr. Nordsturm had been a sufferer from this ailment but because of his natural cheery and optimistic disposition, in not to burden others with his condition, very few outside of the family circle knew of it. A few days prior to the operation he took violently ill and an operation was deemed necessary. He was getting along nicely until when pneumonia developed to such an extent that little hope was held out for his recovery. The entire family was wired of his condition and all who could do so were there at the time of his death on June 24th when life slipped away and left the body in the cold embrace of death.
Funeral services were held in town with the body laid to rest in the local cemetery beside their son Edward who died in California while in service for his country. Axel was a member of the Modern Woodmen of the World for over 25 years and fellow members of the craft acted as pall bearers. -Chester, Montana Reporter (Mr. Nordstrum was an uncle of Mrs. Del Fornell of this city.)
ELEVATOR BUYS WHEAT: The Farmers' Co-Operative Grain Elevator has contracted for 53,000 bushels of wheat for July and August delivery. Price for a bushel is from 95 cents to $1.02 on the basis of No.2 hard and No.2 Red. This is the largest wheat contract the local elevator has ever handled.
GO ON STRIKE: An extra gang of about 200 men engaged in laying steel for the Santa Fe between here and Decorra went on a strike Friday when they were notified that their pay had been reduced five cents an hour. By Monday all the men with the exception of about 15 or 20 returned to work.
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: Miss Olive Horner of Fairfield, Iowa is visiting at the Gerald Fort home. J. W. Farley is driving a new Essex cabriolet purchased from P. W. Wallin. The 500 Club entertained at the B.G. Widney home. Mrs. George Widney and son left for an extended visit in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. and Mrs. John Norwood motored down from Chicago and will be accompanied home by Mr. Norwood's sons, Kenneth and Alfred. The Santa Fe has placed guards on the Media Bridge and the pump station here. These are cautionary measures against any violence that might be brought on by the strike. Miss Hortense Harbinson and Mrs. Mae Morgan left via Burlington road for an extended visit in the West. Their first stop will be Cheyenne where they will visit Mrs. Hattie Bakewell. From there they will proceed to Denver and Yellowstone Park. A small deposit of oil was found while drilling in the Hoing sand at the Brokaw well late last night.
The Steamer, Illinois, went up stream yesterday and it is reported that Gov. Small was on board. However, it did not stop here so we did not verify the report.-Dallas City Review
The Santa Fe paint gang is giving the depot a new coat of paint. Miss Louise Hollingsworth entered the Burlington Hospital and will take up nurse's training there. Louise is a capable girl and will make good. Paul Salter has resigned his position at the Farmers' Co-operative Store and is now in Astoria, Ill. where he is engaged in selling mausoleum crypts. All members of the Stronghurst Community Women's Club are asked to meet at the club room to discuss plans for securing new rooms for the club.
BIGGSVILLE BRIEFS: Mrs. Jim Hays and daughters and Mrs. Emma Pope of Monmouth were guests at the Chas. Burrus home. Miss Mattie McDill, who has been confined to her bed with general break down, is some what improved. Miss Jennie Pearson left to join friend at Geneva Lake where they will camp. Announcement of the marriage of Miss Jean Love and W.D. Johnson of Peoria at the bride's sister's home at Batavia, Iowa on June 29th was noted. Miss Love was a former high school teacher here. They will make their home in Peoria where the groom is the representative of the Prairie Farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Walter McMillan and son of Hibbing, Minn. visited with his sister, Mrs. Frank Whiteman and family. Walter left for New York City where he will attend Columbia University for the summer. Walter has been director for a number of years in physical education at Hibbing. Miss Edna Jamison has gone to Chicago to take a course preparing her for her work in the high school in the coming year. A musical recital was held at the home of Miss Folmer, teacher of the scholars. A good program was carried out in music by a class of 26 scholars.
MEDIA MEANDERINGS: Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Lewis are building a fine new house on their farm southeast of town. Clyde Stanberry and partner are doing the carpenter work. Parties from Roseville are doing the mason work. Mrs. John Dalton of Monmouth returned with her daughter, Mrs. C.R. Pendarvis; she intends to convalesce here. A young man who has just been in this country from Moscow for about six months has opened a men's furnishing apartment in the N. J. Gram building. He expects to handle dry goods and ladies and children's shoes too. Three new state roads run through here and south of town are closed and will be oiled as soon as weather permits. J.B. Heap shipped three carload of stock to Chicago. The heavy rains this week have been a boon to gardens and the corn. Wheat is all shocked and also some oats.
RARITAN REPORTS: Elgie Ray has been laid up with the flu for several days; his father has been carrying the mail for him. A miscellaneous shower was held at the Roscoe Mc Donald home Thursday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Melvin. Over 100 guests brought many beautiful and useful gifts. Refreshments of ice cream and cake were served. George Van Doren is putting a new fence in front of his residence on Main Street. Lynn Melvin had the misfortune to break his collar home when he fell off the porch. Mrs. Kate Hunt dislocated a small bone in her wrist when she fell. Jonathan Bivens, an old time residence of this community passed away on July 10th at the home of his son Fred near La Harpe. Funeral mass was at St. Patrick church with interment in the cemetery by the church.
LOMAX LINGERINGS: Wm. Sparrow has purchased the F. J. Walling residence in the south part of town. Mr. and Mrs. Sparrow will become residents of the village in the near future. The work on Mr. W. H. Wyatt's residence is going up rapidly. The frame work is almost completed. Several of the farmers have threshed their wheat and it has proved to be a fair yield and quality.