Patoka Register (Newspaper) - April 10, 1936, Patoka, Illinois
riTKBje Patoka Register
VOLUME 28, NUMBER 27PATOKA, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1936.
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Business and Civic Leaders Unite In Campaign
Mrs John Mathotw Willi™ F 14«,11 \17— _ CO-OPERATION OF TITI7FMC IC cnnruT - Jt__d*
Mrs. John Matheny
Of Vandalia Buried In Patoka Cemetery
The burial of Mrs. John Matheny who passed away at her home in Vandalia, was conducted in the Pa-toka cemetery, Friday morning', following a funeral service from the Vandalia Catholic Church.
The deceased was preceded in death by her husband who passed a-way last September. She s survived by four children whose names are not available at present, also one brother and two sisters, namely, Thomas Dwyer of Patoka, Mrs. Nellie Lee of near Kankakee, and M!rs. Anna Radcliff of Shobonier.
Prior to her marriage Mrs. Math- finished
William E. Hull Was One of the Best Congressmen In Washington from 111.
Colonel Geo. G. Seaman, farmer, banker and soldier of Taylorville, who was one of the first in Illinois to urge former Congressman William E. Hull of Peoria to enter the Republcian primary for nomination for United States senator from Illinois, gives the following reasons for asking the public to vote for Mr. Hull:
1 Mr. Hull was the guiding genius and power behind the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico deep waterway legislation that has done more for Illinois and the West than the Panama conal.
CO-OPERATION OF CITIZENS IS SOUGHT
Publicity Campaign on Vital Economic Truths to Run in These Columns
hJ the lam€ high minded our paper an illustrated supplemen-patriotic motives which have always tary article. This paper is proud to prompted their efforts, a group of, submit to its reader^ our leading busniness and profession. | facts.
eny was Anastashia Dwyer of west of Patoka, where she -was well known and highly respected.
a* men have signified their willingness to give of their time and money to promote a campaign of economic education to improve the general welfare and development of PATOKA.
Communities do not stand still. They must prosper and progress or suffer and decay. Every resident of Middle , PATOKA should be vitilly interest* He : ed in its future. What will be the
The marriage of Miss Mary Caldwell to Francis Walker, both of Pa-toka, was solmenized Saturday evening at eight o’clock at the Methodist parsonage in Clinton. Rev. Ford, pastor of the Clinton Methodist Church, performed, the simple, yet impressive, ceremony which united the lives of two of Patoka’s best young people.
They were attended by Mr. and Mirs. F. L. Cothern, the latter being a sister of the groom'.
The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Caldwell. She is an estimable young lady and en-
what LaSalle started talking ■ future of PATOKA? The
about two hundred and sixty years |pends upor the degree tri«d lnm,merablc others have I Which this campaign enjoy*.
2—His labor reoord commands the! T. All
approval of all labor unions with Li7 “'“mate success of any cam-
whom he has dealt in a long business and industrial life.
3—»Heunderstands farm problems and his record in farm legislation while he was in Congress, speaks for itself.
4—He has had a long and honorable business and civic career in his home city of Peoria.
'5—'He was ten years in Congress and was one of the best congressmen the Middle West ever sent to Washington.
16—(He is a firey critic not afraid to speak his mind and his speeches exposing the fallacies of communism and the Roosevelt administra-
These articles have been prepared by economic experts and represent years of study and experience with smaller community problems.
The illustrations are from a nationally known artist’s service and contain the same quality of work as appears in national magazines and newspapers.
Twenty years ago a communal effort of this kind would have been considered impossible for then the science of economics was little known to the average individual. For this reason community development was
Second, the co-operation of every resident of the community.
Today, more than ever before, the average citizen is seeking knowledge because they realize the truth of the slogan, Knowledge is power.1J
The successful individual or the successful firm is the one who possesses a superior knowledge not only of their own line of endeavor but of general business as well.
Successful communities are those
tion have shown how to save the !la which the great majority of their [the great majoriy of our ciizens ar«
joys the friendship of a large'circle I C?Untry fTom d«sP«tism and bolshe-1 ^\tlZ€ns Possess a thorough knowl- ever ready to co-operate with any
eage oi the basic principals '' *
of friends in this community. She is a graduate of Centrala Township completing a
7—He has, from the time he was ! make for civic success and t _
High School, later completing a ^e commander of-the Sons of! ‘h?n •pplJr those Principle, to their one will co-operate in this campaign,
steneographic course at Brown’s , ra.ns’ constantIy and consistent- ai J ®* | The campaign is begun. Next week
Business College in Centralia. The ly worked for the welfare of service “rtivated by a desire to make the first artcles will appear. Join in
I A1UKA a better place in which to
A Junior Audubon Bird Club has ben organized by pupils in Rooms One and Two. The Audubon Society is a national organization for school children who are under ten years of ago. Forming a Junior Audubon Club is a means of vitalizing the Nature Study program, as well as awakening in boys and girls an appreciation of the beauty and economic value of four birds.
The following children are now members of our Club:
.Conway Malan, Nellie Mae Crawford, Bobby Gene IDiveley, Lorene Walker, Dorothy DeLay, John Wasem, Bobby Gene Hopkins, Darrel Nelson, Emil Nattier, Betty McKinney, Virginia, Sue Crawford, E'va-lena Jennings, Evelyn Easton, Connie Meador, Ulavon alker, Joy Barnes, Dayne Adams, Billy Barclay and Irene Hanson.
Silver Star Palmer buttons were recently won by the following first grade pupils:—Margie Stasik, Fran ces Elifritz, Dorothy DeLay, Mary Helen Wickersham, Bobby Gene Diveley, Helen Nichols, Donald Lee Ellis and Lorene Walker.
Pupils who had perfect Spelling lessons in March are as follows: First Grades—Heine Nichols, Lorene Walker, Frances Elifritz, Dorothy DeLay, Mary Helen Wickersham, and Bobby Gene Diveley. Second Grade—Don Griffin.
Third Grade—Virginia Sue Crawford, Norma Jean Wickersham and Evalena Jennings.
Fourth Grade—Betty McKinney.
which! mnvomor«+ -fr, xu *• . ' Fifth Grade—Pauline Goff. L. E.
wmcn movement for the improvement of t d t>*u- tt «
who PATOKA. We feel sure that everv- S’,/, Barnes, Billie Howard,
■ - Dean Meador and Everett Marshall.
Sixth Grade—'Leslie Griffin, Dorothy Williams, Jerry Quayle, Charles Nichols, Mary Lois McKinney,
naio._ - ... .... , > not exercsed according to a prede-
tw?hil Spends upon , termined, exact plan — small towns
FW v . I merely drifting along either toward
first;, a comprehensive knowledge success or oblivion. Today conditions of those fundamental factors that are different. Scientific methods make for a successful community; make possible the analyzing of com-
munity problems and the application of remedial action .This campaign brings to PATOKA the latest and best thought for community improvement.
We are fortunate in the possession of the type of community leaders in PATOKA who rally to the support of this town whenever their leadership is necessary to the greatest good of the community. We are eoually fortunate in the fact that
OBITUARY OF MR.
John Phelps, retired coal miner, passed away at his home, 1300 S. Locust Street at 10:45 p. m'. Tuesday from a stroke of apoplexy he suffered two o’clock Monday afternoon. He was 71 years, 11 months and 22 days old.
Mr. Phelps was born in Fayette county, HI., west of Patoka, April 9, 1864, the son of G. W. and La-vina (Hawkins) Phelps. On December 18, 1887 he was married to. Miss Hannah Jackson. Immediately alter their marriage they went to Idaho where they lived one year.
Returning to Illinois they lived on a tarm near Patoka a few years when they moved to Clinton, 111., and from there to Centralia in 1889. Mr. Phelps worked in the coal mines for more than thirty years, retiring two or three years ago when advancing age made it impossible for him to do much work. He was a member of Local No. 52 U. M. W. of A. and united with the Methodist Church when a young man.
The family surviving Mir. Phelps his wife, Mrs. Hannah Phelps, one son, Harry Phelps, four daughters, Lavina, Elsie and Mary Phelps, and Mrs. Mildred Howell, together with five grandchildren, all of Centralia. A brother G. W. Phelps of Hammond, Indiana, also survives.
Rev. J. M. Smith conducted the funeral services held from the Boggs Funeral home in Centralia. Interment was in Hill Crest cemetery.
Maurice Russell In
W. L. S. Broadcast
the capacitv of steneographer book-keeper.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Walker, and is a young man of the highest standard. He is a graduate of the Vandalia High School, later attending one year at Charleston Teachers’ Colle/ee. and one year at the State Teachers’ College in DeKalb. The past year he has been a social worker in the service of the I. E. R. C., through Cen-
past four years she was employed men„and the,r famil*s> ha™g per- a piace "> which to | supporting this communal effort hv'
at the T. E. Irvin Lumber Co. in sona,Iy secured satisfactory adjust-, 1,v®> ratber than a d«sire for profit,: lending your assistance and support I s Ma™ha11*
ment of mor ethan 3,500 soldiers’ |a fe™ of oar citizens (the group ! Pause and consider how you fan' 7/f Robert Smith,
claims. mentioned m the opening paragraph make PATOKA a better place in I “1?,, wfdklns.
8—And last, but not least, be-1L article) have underwritten j which to live. If you will do this in L , following is the standing in cause he is the one man in the Re-ithe cost of this campaign to make : co-operation with' vour neicrhhor- ^ . ^ Sev<inth Year Spelling:
publican party who can beat Sena-!b,s knowled£e available to every res-, there can be but one answer ree-ird TT «Vm Jon€s’ 14 ’ Marvin Walker,
tor James Hamilton Lewis in the ildpnt of this town- fine the outcome SUCCESq ty Ballance> 20 • Nancy Sim- each Saturday at 12:15 o'clock, rep
elections next Fall. ! °"ce each week for the next! xw \ cox’ 14i EdJ?ar Rogier, 15; Brooks resenting the best features of th
of Mr. Maurice Russell, director of music in the Patoka school, were enthusiastic radio fans, Saturday, at wh'.eh time his voice was heard from W\ L, S. in Chicago. Mr. Russell was selected to appear on the amateur program, givers
Ladies Fancy Work Club
tralia headquarters. to the Ladies Fancy Work Club in
Mr. and Mrs. Walker returned a delightful meeting on Friday, Apr. here, Monday evening, from a sev- 3rd.
eral day’s honeymoon trip, and are Sickness prevented some of the now at home to their friends at the members from being present, home of her parents, where they After the usual business of the exnect to reside temporarily. j club was disposed of by the Presi-
We join local friends in extend- dent, Mrs. Gladys Jones, the entering congratulations and best wishes tainment committee had charge and
twelve weeks, there will appear on //I th'S caJ/' Meador, 15; Anna Wasem, 10; Ma- various amateur barn dances put on
this page an editorial covering some' co^esv and S>*ar’ L throughout the country under the
a* . ..I m* c. j phaseof economics that every citi- The foilm I • f ’ n,'°.rs' I Standing in Eighth Year Spell- supervision of WLS. The radio re-
Met With Mrs. Simcox zen should be familiar with; Also, I dividual* 1)V thTZS *£h< mf‘; ing'‘~Pliixl Quayle, 3; Virginia Hen- <-eption was clear, Saturday, and th«
«j Fr -u ¡there will appear in another part of Te ry’ 3J Vera Maa Adams, 10; Maye vocal number, “Smilin' Thro- wa
Mrs. Frances Simcox was hostess!- _...paTt ^omakmg this campaign possible: Fields> 10; Faye Fielda| 7; MJry well rendered by Mr. Russ el P, an
Mi Li ir i Eaglin, 9; Laurence Ainscough, 8; was enjoyed by his Patoka aad
ivirs. Marry t. Johnson ¡Bobby Young, 5; Mildred Wicker-, «««»•
Passed Away In Salem sham> Lavon Barnea, 6; Max
OBITUARY OF MR.
Of Patoka Township
for future happness and success.
Stephens Car Wrecked
Near Effingham, 111.
Mrs. Beery and Mrs. Settem were prize winners in the contests. Connie Meador, little niece of the hostess was a guest and she assisted in serving delicious refreshments of chop suey, rice, radishes and pickles, hot buttered rolls, filled tarts topped with whipped cream' and coffee.
The afternoon soon passed, and the members departed voting Mrs. Simcox a splendid hostess.
The May meeting will be on the
¡Quayle, 3; Patsy Spurgeon, 8; Neil Notice to Democratic Votert 1 homas Marion Boring, son of Mrs. Harry F. Johnson passed a-1 Potts, 8; Robert Nattier, 7; Elaine Joseph D. and Emma Easley Bor- way at her home in Salem, at 4:80. Wickersham, 5; Floyd Wagstaff, 1; ing was born Sept. 19th, 1874, de- o’clock Monday iafterhoou, follow-. JIaurice Walker, 3; Floyd Walker, prted this life April 1st, 1936, aged inK a brief* attack of pneumonia. j ’ Those j)€rf(,ct jn 61 years, 6 months and 13 days. The Johnson family have resided March are- ”
second Friday with Mrs. Ethel Ro- Logan Family
He was united in marriage to ‘n Salem the past seven years, mov-Fannie Elizabeth Gray, Feb. 22, inK there from Flora. Mr. Johnson 1900. He professed faith in Chrst is * prominent attorney of Marion July 24, 1910 nad united with the ' Gounty, and both he and Mrs. John-M. E. Church South at Cubbage |son are favorably known in Patoka Chapel and told his wife a shore time and vicinity.
ago that he was ready to go. ^decesed was a character of
He is survived by his wife and j ^ h^hest intellectual and moral one sister, Mrs. Minnie Boring and ;type* was a d«voted wife and mo-several other relatives and friends j *n ker home, and a community —— -j spirited citizen. She is survived by
I wish to announce to the Democratic voters of Patoka Precinct No. 1 that I am a candidate for Precinct Committeeman and your vote will be nnna,. T thy BeLay* iireatly appreciated. Friends go to
/ L* aad..Ma??le siasik* th« poles on Tuesday, April 14,
1936 and vote your convictions.
her husband, two sons, Mark and Frederck, aged 3 and 5 years, a father, and one sister.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon from hte Sa-Ime Christian Church, attended by hundreds of friends who felt the highest regard for the deceased.
ander, Mr. and Mrs. James Wasem, Wesley Grupp, and Taylor Nall.
Notice To Voters Of
The Democratic Party
Patoka friends of Mrs. Tom Stephens were much concerned, Friday, when the news became known here that her car was overturned and partially wrecked, as she was returning from a several day’s visit with relatives here to her home in Caeey. M!rs. Stephens, accompanied by Hielen Herrin of near )Patoka, were summonsed home because of gier* the illness of Miss Lois Stephens _ ’ ' ’
who is employed in their home in Republican Rally Held A famil reunion was cel€brated
?yV ™cn about «^fcteen miles At Patoka Gymnasium Tuesday at the home of Mr. and east of Effingham, Miss Herrin lost -- , Mrs. E„ ^ where four L
control of the car which overturned ¡Republican voters enjoyed an en- descendants and families enjoyed a
a couple of times, landing below a thusiastic meeting on Thursday eve- dinner, honoring the return of Boh i a x*. , « x , , —----------------- —...........
ten foot embankment. ning, April 2, in the school gymnas- Logan of Houston Texas who has L those from Batoka who at- Fioyd Walker, Lawrence Ainscough,
Lh?„rerTjht3theTxe !T in HPar ka- Kply Mar“" °f' Pa- not ''iaitad Pa“>ka' tor twenty-thr^e S.* Eaelinj..I??berl Natti«' Ma>'<-
not seriously injured, with the ex- tok aand George Barge of Kinmun- years. The occasion was a most en-
ception of Mrs. Stephens being bad- dy acted as presiding officers and joyable event, reviving memories of
ly bruised and shaken up. The al- introduced the various speakers. times long past
most new Buick car was damaged The principal address was deliver-‘ Those present were- Mr and
extensively to the extent of requiring «d by Hon. Frank Thompson, at- Mrs. Robert Logan and’ daughters,
a new, trp, new fender-., and otner torney of Mf. Vernon, and brief Mr. and Mrs. Eli Logan and son
™°/\/epr8- x talks W€re made by each of the can- Paul, Mrs. Dorothy Logan Smith
While the experience was most didates for the offices of Congress
unfortunate, yet friends here feel nven, State Senator, State Represen
Second Grade—Nellie Mae Crawford and Sonny Talbot. j
Third Grade—'Cyril DeLay, Connie Meador, Emil Nattier and Eva-iena Jennings.
Fourth Grade—Billy Barclay, Betty McKinney and Seth Martin.
Fifth Grade—(Dale Ellis, Billie Howell, Paul Spurgeon, Eldon Wickersham, iDean Meador and Darrel Walker.
Sixth Grade—Jerry Quayle, Char- A very spirited campaign ha* les Nichols, Wesley Griffin, Doris been made by the three Democratic-Adams and Valma Heinzmann. candidates for Congress in the 23r<F Seventh Grade—Nancy Simcox; District. Those who have watched Darvin Jones, Brooks Meador, Ed- j the situation closely are convinced
Thanking you one and all in advance for your support,
W. H. CAEN.
Laurence F. Arnold Is Favorite In Dem. Primary Race for Congress
gar Rogier, and Betty Ballance. Eighth Grade—Maurice Walker,
Field, Faye Field.
M. E. Church
Sunday School (Patoka) 9:30 a. Morning Worship (Arnold’s) 11
that because Laurence F. Arnold, of Newton, announced early last fallr made a vigorous campaign in which-he gained a wide acquaintanceship; and is highly qualified and experienced, that he will easily be the winner in the Democratic Primary to beheld on April 14th.
real grateful that the not more disastrous.
Friday, April 10th:
Clarinet Solo—Lola Bell Morey. Recitation—Lorene Walker.
Piano Solo—-Anna Belle Adams Reading—Joy Barnes.
Piano Solo—'Dayne Adams. Reading—Kathleen Nelson. Reading—Halden Hill.
results were tative, States Attorney,
Clerk, and County Coroner.
I A short, but enjoyable musical program added to the success of the gathering.
1 desire to urge all Democrat vot-and children of Flint, Mich., Mr. iers to com? to the polls f°r the Pri-1a* m.
and Mrs. Oliver Wadkins and dau-1 mary election, Tuesday, April 14, in | Evening Worship (Vernon) 7:30
Circuit ghter Ruth, Mrs. Roy Ballance and sons. Roy and Luther, and Miss Goldie Goff.
METHODIST AID MEETING
Preaching service each first and third Sundays. Bro. A. L. Smith of Dix, 111., brings some good messages. All are invited.
support of the Democratic party. As a candidate
for re-election for j At this Lenten season we are re- ing 7:15. Precinct Committeeman, I will ap-tminded again of the meaning of the! Busine«
M. E. Church, South
Sunday School 9:30 a. m. Preaching 7:15 p. m'.
Prayer meeting Thursday even-
preciate your support. Anyone needing transportation call me.
CLARK SIMCOX, Precinct Committeeman
the first time eirkanks, Jr., Carole Lorn-
of the Aid was in charge of the meeting, and Mrs. Elsie Gray led the devotions.
Song—Seventh and Eighth grade, taining facts on Bible study. It was
Speaker—Rev. S. L. Speer. Lae der—Maxine Belcher.
Born to Mr. And Mrs. Harry Miller, April 6, « bAby boy.
i a pleasantly spent afernoon at the j close of which the hostess served refreshments.
The Mav meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Emma Smith.
The April meeting of the Ladies Aid of the M. E. Church, met with
Mrs. D. W. Troyer on last Wednes- x • ..
day.. Mm. Emma Smith, preSident -,„ °Ur, jf“‘aUma“
„f ¡„ .t...... ... .V. u,nr business meeting of the church
preceded by a devotional service. f* birthday;
, A B. Y. P. U. Rally will be held j candle and
Mra. Augusta Peek had arranged ¡¡^ 12 at 2:16 P' * at Sal„afti- J
We will ob«erVe the Lord's Supper the first Sunday in Mav at the morning service. All member^ try Time 5:15 P. M. to attend all services. j Everybody weJcome.
TT I - * Rev. S. L. Speer.
Mojonnier spent the week Rev. M. McKinney
Rev. C. J. Piland.
Send top from one full your name and addres Mich., for new meml illustrated catalog of • 8 ft reported crisp, delicious Grape
end with home folks.
i vrx hit.' meaning of th»? | Business meeting of the Quarter-
cross, and the ever-suffering Christ, ly Conference will be at Patoka
May all we as Christians join with church Saturday afternon at 2:30. other Christians in renewed devo-1 The Elder will preach at Zion on tion to this Risen ( hrist and to the Sundav morning, and Island Ghape!
task of building His Kingdom in Saturday night at 7:15.
our ^lawmen. Preaching services at the Patoka
There was a glowing garden place Church, the third Sundav morning Where sun-drenched liles grew— 10:45. Evening 7:15 and the fourth Where Hope awoke to bless the Sunday in evening at 7:15.
And love was born anew.”
C. J. Piland, Pastor..
LODGE MEETING 8:00 P. M.
To the members of Victoria Chap-
We would like for all of those that are in connection with the Conference t.o he at the business meeting. Visitor«? arp welcome.
F. M. McKinney, Pastor.
A letter received by Mrs. Anna
ter 263. Chapter open at 8 o’clock pVrh r..oni An„n Stat„ Ho8Djtal rej meeting which is the 13th porH Fverett Him*« eats and sleeps
j and answer«, all question* rea<5-
nlv. hut mentally and physically no improvement.
Ada Belcher, W. M. Edith Cruse, Sec.