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Patoka Register (Newspaper) - March 27, 1936, Patoka, Illinois he Patoka Register VOLUME 28, NUMBER 25PATOKA, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1936. SUBSCRIPTION IN ADVANCE $1.50 Patoka Public Schools To Sponsor Prairie Farmer-WLS Home Talent Show TWO KILLED ON RAIL CROSSING NEAR SANDOVAL The Prairie Farmer-WLS Homo Talent Show, which is being sponsored by the Patoka Public Schools for a benefit fund, will open Monday night, March 30th at the High School Gymn at 8 o’clock and continue throagn Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Miss Edith Schlytern, Director from Prairie Farmer-WLS Community Service Inc., Chicago, arrived m Patoka, Sunday, to supervise this project. The stage set-up alone is worth the price of admission, with its hayloft atmosphere created by the use of baled straw and hay and corn fodder, ear corn strung from the ceiling, pitchforks, lanterns and harness on the stage. With this background and a cast of around 100 local people attired in bright regalia, a very colorful pcture is prestented. This show will be a reproduction of the famous NATIONAL BARN DANCE SHOW that is given at 8th Street Theatre, Chicago, every Saturday night and which continues to pack them in. Not only will you hear good old mountain music in this production but many popular and semi-classics as well. There will also be many character impersonations of many WLS Radio Favorites and many novelty features, something for every one. This Home Talent show has become very popular in the many towns and cities where it has % been given. There will be many changes in the program each night. Patoka has been very much on the “AIR” these past weeks, as announcements of this show have been broadcast over WLS RADIO STA- EARLY TREATMENT OF OATS CHEAPENS SMUT PREVENTION First sign of spring: Preparations for oats seeding and a report from Benjamin Koehler, crop pathologist of the College if Agriculture, University of Illinois, that farmers can save half the csot of disinfecting their seed against smut by treating it two to six weeks before seeding. Although the state is still shivering from the effects of the winter’s record cold weather, it is none too early to begin preparations for oats seeding, Koehler pointed out. More than a third of the oats in Illinois is planted in March and that is only a month a\yay, he said. Treating seed two to six weeks ahead means that preparations must start now. Much of the three or four million acres of oats seeded in the state this spring will he planted to seed treated with the new improved cer-esan, a preventive of smut damage to yield and quality, he predicted. This disinfectant, available at most seed stores, is a dry chemical dust which acts both by contact and as a gas. If the treatments are made early and the treated grain allowed to stand in sacks or in a bin covered with canvas or blankets, the gas has longer time to act and thus less disinfectant is needed, Koehler explained. “The usual recommended dose, one-half ounce a bushel, should be used when the oats are stored only 24 hours before seeding. It is false to think that if a little disinfectant is good, more will be better. An excess weakens germination of the WPA ROAD WORK IN PATOKA AND NEAR VICINITY A woman and her 7 year old son The WPA workers in this com-were killed Saturday and 4 persons; munity are busily engaged each day were injured when the Diplomat, fast Baltimore & Ohio train, crashed into their automobile at a grade crossing near Sandoval, south of here. The dead were Mrs. Dors Buch-hom and her son, Bryan, of Salem, Hi. The injured, all from’ Salem were Mrs. Buchhorns two daughter’s Morjorie, 19, and Mrs. Charles Jones, 20, Perl Curry, 25, and Jack Jones, 20. Later reports from the Centralia hospital infoi’m us that one more of the unfortunate victims passed away later. The accident occurred at a grade crossing on U. S. highway 51, one , seed, and this is followed by a little TION every Monday, Wednesday ijoss in yield of grain. “In well-cleaned grain ounce of disinfectant to one-fourth the bushel and Friday mornings between 7:40 and 8 o’clock. Listen in and hear a bout your home town and its com munity project. The outstanding numbers selected    as'go«^    control”of from this show will have    the opnor-1    ut ,as one_half ounce a bushel al- tunity to broadcast over    WLS RA" | lowed to act only 24 hours. DIO STATION, Chicago,    on one ofj    “Another factor affecting the dos- their Saturday Home Talent P™-,    need€d is th€ amUont of dirt in half mile east of the B. & O. depot ' conditioning the secondard State road from Patoka, west to the eoun-y line, bordering he M. D. Walker farm. Fifteen men are working on the road inside the village limits, and twenty five men are working on the country road, comprising the group of WPA township workers. Wherever necessary the road has been widened, ditches dug and cleaned out, and the road graded to await the surface finish of crushed rock that will be placed on it in the near future. The excellent qual-ty of work done on this secondary road has also been in the project that was recently completed in the Paloka Tragedy Results In Dea ili of Patrick Leon Hurt OBITUARY OF CHARLES BETHARD Charles Commodore Bethard was born near Vandalia, April 1, 1871, and died at Alton, 111., March 18th, 1936, age 64 years, 11 months and 17 days. He was the second son of Robert and Betty Bethard who preced- caul Jett oí Vandalia. Patoka was the scene of another tragedy, Saturday evening, when Patrick Leon Hurt, aged 18, was instantly killed while roller skating on U. S. highway 51. He and Robert Altom were skating south from the Crawford Filling Station, when Hurt was struck and instantly killed by a south bound car driven by ed him in death several years ago. He was united in marriage to Nellie Green in 1890. To this union was born three children, one daugh- at Sandoval. The train demolished the automobile carrying parts of the wreckage 50 yards down the track. Party at the Home of Pauline Hayes Saturday evening, March 21, a group of friends spent a very enjoyable evening at the home of Pauline Hayes. The evening was spent playing cards, dancing, and other party games. At a late hour refreshments were served by the hostess assisted by Miss Mildred Carter. Those present were Ruth Crawford, Pauline Hayes, Kathryn Crawford, Mildred Carter, Irene Varner, Charles Griffin, Dale Britt, Jim Adams, Bob Adam's and Dick Potts. M. E. Church Patoka cemetery by the group of village WPA workers. The appearance of the cemetery has been greatly increased by gravel driveways in several directions through the interior of the cemetery. These worth while accomplishments of the WPA project will remain as monuments of benefit to the present political adminstration. New Transfer of 'Local Real Estate Next Sunday is che fifth Sunday. Preaching services at Mound Chapel at 11 o’clock and at Patoka at 7 o’clock. Don’t forget the quarterly conference at Mound Chapel the first CLASS MEETING HELD The sale of Patoka real estate seems to be continuing steadily, as it has been the ¿past few weeks. A trade was made last week between Mrs. Rettie Clark and Claude Adams, in which the latter assumed the ownership of the Patoka residence owned by Mrs. Clark, and she became the owner of his residence at the west side of Patoka. Mr. Adams and* family expect to occupy their newly purchased home as soon as the present occupants, Merritt Caldwell and family, and Ira Caldwell vacate the property. , , ! Sunday. Pot luck dinner will be serv of seed, mixed well and allowed to ^ stand for two or more weeks before Come and help make this a good day. C. J. Piland, Minister. THURSDAY NIGHT ter, Blanche Elizabeth, who died at the age of two y-eats and two sons who survive, namely Ira Bethard of Pekin and Roy of Shobonier. He was united In marriage to Miss Carrie Murray in 1931 who passed away in 1933. He was again united in marriage to Mrs. Izora Smith in 1934 who survives him. Besides the above named survivors to mourn their loss there remains three brothers, Will of Coffeen, Pom of near Vandalia and Rev. Elmer Bethard of Scale Mound, 111., three grandchildren and a number of other relatives and friends. He professed religion in his boyhood days and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Green’s Chapel and remained a faithful member until the congregation was dissolved, and since such time he has remained a good Christian man as can be atested to by many who have noticed his life. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. M. Smith fi*om the Pentecostal Church. Interment was in the Pinhook cemetery. Club Meeting at P. J. A coroner’s jury, Sunday morning,, exonerated Jeti, oy a verdict of an accidental death irom unavoidable causes. nm jury was comprised of J. L. Simcox, o. N. Cruse, itooert Eagan, william Lain, Robert r.agnn, and .Lowell lieienex. Leon enlisted about a month ago in the U. to. Army, and was stationed with several PatoKa boys at Jef-ierson Barracks, tot. Louis, from where he came but a few hours prior to the accident on a week end lurlough. He was highly pleased with his new environment, and was making a creditable record. Leon was popular among the younger population here, and the news of his tragic death spread over Patoka rapidly, causing consternation and sorrow to the entire community. The body of the fatally injured boy was taken to the Linton &, Beery funeral home where it lay in state until Wednesday. An investigating «ommittee comprised of several soldiers from Jefferson Barracks, came here Sunday to conduct an investigation of the details of the accident. Obituary Patrick Leon Hurt, son of Patrick and Harriett Was am Hur,t was born grams which take place every Sat- h& oatg lf the see<J has much fine> urday at 12:15 P. M. Don’t miss this great community get-together, not only does this big production develop talent but it de-velpos community spirit as well dusty dirt in it and it is not being recleaned before the disinfectant is applied, a full one-half ounce of the chemical to the bushel may be needed even though the oats are stored D. D. CLUB MEETING Dross Rehearsal will be held in _ gome tJme    se€ding. the High School Gymn tonight (FRI DAY) at 7 o’clock :    “Thorough    mixing    of kectant with the grain is thie disin-essential People not only from Patoka will ¡ fQr results in any cage. Mixing be renreiaented in this large Cast |<Jone ^th a goo<1 machine gives hut talent from Centralia, Vandalia, Vernon. Hagarstown, Alma Rrowns-town. Shobonier, Carlyle, Sandoval, and Iuka. Incomplete cast lists: Jack Jennings, James Ballance, Harold Bonney, Evelyn Henry, Sue Crawford, Agnes Mae Hayes, Pauline Kleysteuber, Virgil Wernsman, Allie Stonecipher, Chrystal Miller, Ralph Simcox, Dayne Ellis, Mrs. Bessie Murfin, Mrs. Lizzie Walton, Paul Logan, Edgar Irvin, Lotus McDowell, Lenore Paslay, Paul Houck, Richard Alsburg, Billy Lee Hendrickson, Harry Ray, Alvena Ray, Connie Meador, Mary Lois McKinney, Bobby Young, iFloyd Wagstaff, Gertrude Jones, Wendell Wicker-sham, Ancel Arnold, Lyle Arnold, Beryle Arnold, Adolph Tockstein, Bily Stoneciipher, Betty Jean Cover, Fred Towler, Wayne Brumfield, Donald Wyant, Austin Wyant, Phillip Wyant, Beatrice Krug, Alta Pugh, Mildred Pugh, Pansy Wasem. Donald Lee Ellis, Robert Smith, Brooks Meador, Dean Meador, Wesley Griffin, Leslie Griffin. Harold Collins, Claire Smith, Lucille Smith, Lola Morey, Doris Good, Iris Ellis, Dean Britt, May Fields, Fay Fields, Mr. W. E. Fields, Gene Cook, Floyd Stanbury, Gus Bruckner, Lucian Cable, Marie Sneer, Mrs. Mary Yate% Mrs. Nora Belle Chenoweth, Margaret Turner, John Yates, The members of the D. D. Club were delightfully entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Dool-en Saturday night, March 21st. The evening was spent in playing games and contests. Prizes were won by Mrs. Ralph Elliott. Refreshments of candy and apples were served. All departed at a j late hour having spent an enjoyable The Hi-Lite Class of Christian Church met at the home of Iris Ellis Thursday night, March 19 with Iris Ellis and Mary Ellen Collins as hostesses.    ^ m toll pals. •    .    II    I in Patoka, Illinois, August 16,    1918, Mojonnier Home    departed this life through    accidental ----death March 21,    1936,    aged 17 Twenty-four folks met in    the ! years, 7 months and 11 days, home of Mrs. P. J. Mojonnier Thurs-1 At the time of Leon's birth his day for the weekly quilting.    father    was serving with the Ameri- As    this    is    the fifth consecutive    can Expeditionary Forces;    in France, year    of    the    club, the members de-    On his return the family    resided in to draw names for mystery j Centralia, Illinois, where the father .    too met accidental deuth    May 12, The' meetnig opened with call which was answered by the fa-j The club decided to give Mrs. Jack    1920. vorite verse in the Bible.    j Carlyle of* Toledo, Ohio, a quilt. Mrs. J Leon completed    his    elementary Doris Good had the class study ' Carlyle was formerly Miss Mary    school education in    the    Patoka    Pub- and a very interesting meeting was Hayes and was a member of the    lie School and attennded the    local more reliable results than that done with a scoop shovel. “By «leaning and    ,    Wernsman,    Mr.    and    Mrs.    Ralph El- seed and keeping in mind the length    _    ^    „„    T_____ evening. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Orville Genre, Mr. and Mrs. James of time the oats will be stored after treating and before sowing, then adjusting the dosage of the disinfectant accordingly, the farmer not only will save money on disinfectant, but also will assure the best yields of gram. PATOKA BOYS 4-H CLUB MEETING HELD MONDAY liott and Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Gray. had. Delicious ice cream and cake were served to all members of the class except two who were absent. LOCAL NEWS NOTES VERNON NEWS T^’ebloorl, Lamonte Severns, Rnbv Knne. Robert Fagan, Maurice Russell. Mr. and Mh-s. C. A. Adams, Jntvms Badwin, Morna Baldwin and Willsrd BsBentine, Harriett Quayle, and Mrs. Donna Jennings. Patkoa school has been pleased with the newly organized boys club by Mr. Fred C. Blackburn, Farm Leader, of Salem, Illinois. The first general session was held at the Patoka Farmers Cooperative Elevator, Monday night, March 23rd. Four gentlemen adults were present and 12 boys. Plans were laid for meetings, and the election of officers followed: President—Carl Martin. Vice President—Grover Malan. Secretary—(Paul Belcher. Reporter—Harold Bonney. Recreation Leader—Brooks Meador. The 4-H Club pledge was giver by all and Prof. iDeLay added a few interesting points. Regular sessions will be held every two weeks on Hattie Thursday night at the Patoka Eleva- tor. BIRTHS Born to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Rosenbaum, a baby giri, Sunday, Mar. 22nd. Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Nattier, a baby girl, Wednesday, March 25th. Vote for Harry M. Henson, “The People's Friend,” Republican Candidate for State Senator of the 42nd. District.—Clay Co. Renublican. Francis Walker went to Jacksonville, Sunday, where He was guest of Miss llary Caldwell. After a”rangements were made a base ball game was enjoyed by six bo vs on each team. The game had a 7 ft. piece of e«rd board with figures at which darts were thrown until a side was retired with three outs. C. Douth-itt’s side won over P. Belcher’s side in 11 innings by a score of 5 to 4. W. W. CAIN PASSED AWAY William Westlev Cain, died at his home, west of Patoka, W^nesday, Магс h25th at 7:30 p. m., age 72 years. Vote for Harrv M. Henson, “The People’s Friend.” Republican Candidate for ^bate Senator the'of the 42nd. District.*—*Clay Co Republican. Mr. and Mrs. John Braden of De catur were Sunday viisotrs at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Snyder and family. Miss Helen Jarrett spent the past week in Crossville at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Piland of that place. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Gray and Mrs. L. Church of Decatur were visitors Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mxs. F. C. Freyer. Glen Hill was a Vernon visitor Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Freyer. Glen Hill was a Vernon visitor Monday evening. Miss Winifred Sprinkle, Lois Laurence and Lora Wilson were Patoka vistors Sunday afternoon. George Gillespie was a Vernon visitor Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Orville Schroeder was a Vernon visitor Sunday afternoon. Miss Velvian Hathaway of Van dalia passed the week end at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hathaway. Mr. and Mrs. John Quayle visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Quayle east of town Sunday night. Cecil Lowe of Arnold Chapel was a visitor in Vernon Monday morning. Miss Rita, Lee Gutherie of Van-dalia is visiting »this week at the home of J. Arnold and family. Paul Chriss was in Vernon Monday morning on business. Mr. and Mrs. Bervl Guth*ri« ^ Mrs. Anastasia Matheny of Vandalia were Sunday vistors at the ,T. Arnold home. Mrs. J. A. Purdue was a Vandalia visitor Saturday afternoon. Cecil Martin was a Vernon visi tor Saturday. Blanche Rose, and Walter Dean Morey are visiting their grandmother Mrs, Po«e Gehrken this week Ce.rvl WaHon snent the week end in Cranitc City with friends. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Elifritz of Vandalia visited Saturday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lli-fritz. D. J. Evans and sister of Kalamazoo, Mich., arrived Saturday for a week end visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Haley. They returned to their home, Monday, accompanied by Mrs. Evans and daughter Miaurlene, who spent the past two weeks with her parents here. Frank Elifrite was a Centralia business visitor, Monday afternoon. Lewis Gray and family were recently called to Charleston because of the death and burial of his sister who resided there. Mrs. Rettie Clark of Decatur spent the week end with relatives in Patoka, and also attened to business interests. Glen Hill and James Quayle were Decatur social visitors, Saturday. Mrs. E. R. Caldwell of Clinton spent the wek end with her father, Dr. W. W. Murfin and family, and Dale Altom and family. Glenn Belcher recently went to Decatur where he is now employed. Mr. and Mrs. James Thompson, and Mrs. Dale Thompson and son went to Maroa, the latter part of the week, to visit with Roy Thompson and family, and Glenn Merryman and family. Charles Belcher of Camp Dixon Springs visited over the week end with his mother, Mrs. Madaline Porter. Mrs. Beryle Linton who is teaching in the Patoka school during the illness of Miss Anna Belcher, eoent the week end at her home in Kin* mundy. Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Underwood of Piper City spent several days the latter part of the week with Mrs. Underwood's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Haines Belcher. They were accompanied here bv Mr. Underwood’s mo-thre, Mrs. M. Underwood, who returned to her home in Patoka, after spending the winter in Piper City. club for the past four years. Two of high school for three years, the members, Mrs. Eberlee Norris j During the last few years, he de-and Mrs. Dewey Cole will cut out veloped a depressed, dissatisfied and piece the blocks and the mem- outlook on life, but being the son bers will quilt the quilt at a later and grandson of soldiers prompted date.    him to enter the U. S. Army service The next meeting will be in the at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, home of Mrs. T. J. Hayes Thursday. February 17, 1936. He then found March 26th.    himself and was so enthused about. his work, that his happiness was eon- lris was one of service, thing that his heart had yearned for Christian Science Churches«o "Matter” was the subject of the through the yeaM. Lesson-toermon in all Churches o1 It is with sorrowing hearts that he leaves to mourn their loss, his fa-m    .    ther and mother, Carl    and Harriett I he Golden    Text    was, ^ The    fa-    jfig^or; sister Connie;    two brothers, „    Dean and Brooks, and    a large num- Chrst, Scientist, on Sunday, March 22. shion of this world passeth away’ (il Corinthians 7:31). ber of friends and relatives. Among the citations which com- For a^s hunjrry hearts had prayed, prised the Lesson-Sermon was the following from the Bible:    “Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all htngs that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee” (Nehemiah 9:6). The Lesson-Sermon also included the following passages from the Christian Science Textbook, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” by Mary Baker Eddy: “The fadng forms of matter, the mortal body and material earth, are the fleeting concepts of the human mind. They have their day before the permanent facts and their perfection in Spirit appear. .. .Mortals| fading, finite1 must look beyond Oftimes with agony of mind, To some far God they groped to find, And in the shadows grew dismayed. But since that blue Judean night Of singing angels and star of flame On which the infant Jesus came, There is for ever more a Light. To lead them to that glory place Where God has waited through the years To wipe away all stain and tear«. So they can see, undimmed His face. Impressive* military funeral services were conducted at the gymnasium on Wednesday afternoon. The sermon was delivered l»v Rev. Piland of the M. E. Church. Flower girls were former class mates of Leon’s: Helen Nattie«*. P'tur forms, “f they wouM gain the true im> Hay6-> Alice Anderson, Paulim- Kleysteuber, Gavie Jones ft id Mi ld- sense of things. Where shall the gaze rest but in the unsearchable realm of Mind?” (p. 263-4). Vote for Harry M. Henson, “The People’s Friend,” Repubh "an Candidate for State Senator the 42nd. District.—Clay Co Republican. IN MEMORIAM red Carter. Pall bearers were home town boys who with L*on w«*re enlisted at    Barrack«.    They were Donald Walker. Junior Walker. Delbert Belcher and Dick RiW. Rau* In loving    remembrance    of our    Dean Outhouse and Bobby    /ewnin*** Irene    Walker    acted as honorary guards    at the March    casket. The Patoka Legion    Post act ed as an escort from the gymnar- daughter and sister, who passed away 5 years ag« 30th, 1931. Time rolls on, it will not stay; What grief we felt that sad day; With one so loving, kind and true, How hard it was to part with you. The flowers we placed upon your grave, Mlay wither and decay. But low for you who sleeps beneath. Will never fade away. Sadly missed by, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hopkins Gale and Pbelma. ium to the cemetery. At the cemetery a firinv son«*1 out of Jefferson Barrack« had cb«.f*)»p of a militerv burini Burial was in the Patokn com« * tery. Vote for Harry M.    He.nsoiv “The People’s Friend,” Republi can Candidate for State Senator of the 42nd. Dwtrict*—Clay Co. Republican. .. * .V I'. ' . ;
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