Gleanings from "The Kinmundy Express"

1939

Compiled by Dolores Ford Mobley

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Please note!!! The articles on this web site were originally reported in weekly editions of "The Kinmundy Express" (also known at one time as "The Marion County Express") which are now located on microfilm at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library - Newspaper Microfilm Depository in Springfield, Illinois. Please note that the gleanings listed within this compilation do NOT represent entire articles in most cases, but instead, general and summarized information with special interest being focused upon data which is significant to genealogical research.

Jan. 5, 1939:

- James BOUGHERS was found dead in a hog pen at the home of his son, Harold BOUGHERS, in this city Saturday morning. Mr. BOUGHERS had last been seen Thursday afternoon. He was not missed until Friday afternoon when a search for him began. He lived alone in 2 rooms in the Dr. MILLER building while his son lives in the Sam PUFFER residence near the cemetery. Jim, as everyone knew him, had a hog in the pen at Harold’s home and he would walk out every morning and afternoon to feed this hog. When Harold failed to find his father Friday night, he went to feed the pig Saturday morning and found his father lying dead in the pen. The coroner’s jury verdict was heart failure. Services were held from the Church of God with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. James Wesley BOUGHERS, the son of John and Paulina BOUGHERS, was born near Joplin, Missouri. His parents moved near Loogootee when he was about 5 years old. As a young man he united with the Christian Church. He spent the major part of his life in this city with the exception of a few years he lived in Kentucky. He married Miss Lula A. PURDUE in 1890 near Kell, and they had 5 children, all of whom survive him. His wife preceded him in death 18 years ago. His parents, 2 sisters, and 1 brother preceded him in death. He is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Josie SMITH of Fairbury, Mrs. Martha BLEDSOE of Saybrook, and Mrs. Robert GRAY of this city, and 1 brother, Frank BOUGHERS of Maroa. His children who survive him are: Clyde W. BOUGHERS of West Frankfort, Glenn L. BOUGHERS of Rochester, Minn., James Avery and Harold W. BOUGHERS of Kinmundy, and Mrs. Marion DAVID of Decatur. He also leaves 21 grandchildren.

- Mr. and Mrs. Robert OSTERHOLTZ have a 9 lb. boy born at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A.S. PARRISH on Dec. 21, and named Charles Walter.

- Miss Adina CORRELL, known to her many friends as "Ginger" was taken to the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia Sunday where she underwent an emergency appendectomy.

- The first accident on the new Kinmundy-Louisville road happened last night when a truck driven by Burdette SHAFFER plowed in to the back end of J.B. MAXEY’s Ford Coupe. MAXEY had left his car parked on the side of the road in front of his home due to the driveway to his yard being rather muddy. SHAFFER, with his family in the truck, was heading east. The impact was so great that it tore the right rear wheel and fender from MAXEY’s car, and sprung the left rear wheel. SHAFFER’s truck was damaged badly too. Luckily none of the SHAFFER family was injured. SHAFFER took all blame and agreed to pay all damages.

- Myron C. ROSS, one of our "home boys", a graduate of Kinmundy High, for several years a chemist for a Lindsborg, Kansas flour firm, now a business man in Artesia, New Mexico, has 12 men working in his bakery, costing a little more than $65 per day to operate. This does not include the raw materials. Among the bakery goods sold at Christmas were 250 fruit cakes. One came to Kinmundy, sent by his sister, Mrs. Frank YEAGER, of Memphis, Tenn. to the C.B. ROHRBOUGH’s.

- Master John MOTCH entered a contest put on by the radio "Lone Ranger" program. He told why he liked Butternut bread and received one dollar in cash.

- Pleasant Grove (from last week): Uncle Sam HIESTAND seems slowly recovering from a serious heart attack, which he suffered a week ago last Thursday. The children and grandchildren are caring for him.

- Pleasant Grove (from last week): The Salem High School students are home on 2 weeks vacation, namely: Phillip GRIFFIN, James SIPES, Wilma, Paul and David SHAFFER, Walter HIESTAND, Annabell SQUIBB, Edith SULLIVAN, and Pearl and Donald SHAFFER.

- East Zion: James BASSETT and family are the owners of a 1937 Chevrolet.

- East Zion: Miss Ruth BASSETT ate Sunday dinner with Miss Nellie Mae JONES.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Ed HARRELL spent New Year’s Day at the house of Mrs. HARRELL’s sister, Mrs. Jennie JAHRAUS. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn JAHRAUS, and her parents, and Mr. and Mrs. George SHUMAKER were also guests.

- Swift School: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB called on Mr. and Mrs. Richard SCHWABE Saturday evening.

- Swift School: Virgil LIVESAY and family spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Wes ROBB and family.

- Green Ridge: Mr. Elmer BASSETT called on his son, Mr. Gage BASSETT, Saturday.

- Pleasant Grove: Just as the clock was striking 10 o’clock New Year’s Eve, Uncle Sam HIESTAND died at his home east of Brubaker. Had he lived until the dawn, he would have been 93 years old. Services were held at the Old Baptist Church with interment in the cemetery nearby.

- Pleasant Grove: The Ladies Aid met at Mrs. Ruby VANDEVEER’s.

Jan. 12, 1939:

- Mrs. Maude JONES, wife of Mr. Grover JONES, of this city, died at the State Hospital in Dixon, Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the age of 56 years, 9 months, and 22 days. Services were held in this city at the Christian Church with interment in Phillips Cemetery.

- Mr. and Mrs. George B. HEEG, Sr. of Springfield, Ohio announce the marriage of their daughter, Marjorie Dean, to Mr. Francis HAUGHT of Dayton in Covington, Kentucky on Dec. 29, 1938. The couple will reside in Dayton, Ohio. The bride is granddaughter of Rebecca ZEIGLER.

- Miss Betty THOMPSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold THOMPSON, underwent an operation Saturday in the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia for the removal of her appendix. On Saturday morning Velma Jean CONANT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.M. CONANT underwent a like operation in the same hospital. Both girls are students of our high school and from all reports, both are getting along just fine.

- An 8 1/4 lb. boy was born at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard SCHWABE Tuesday. SCHWABE burst into our office, all out of breath, to give us the news. He has been named Dickie Dean.

- The Parent Teachers Association sponsored a Father-Son Supper.

- Prairie Grove: Little Jimmy HOHLT , son of Elmo HOHLT, died at the home of his parents, Jan. 9 aged 2 years and 6 months.

- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Walter WARREN received word last week that they were grandparents. A baby girl was born at the home of their son, Marion, Jan. 2, at St. Louis.

- Shanghai: Our teacher, Miss Mattie IMBODEN, of Odin resigned last week owing to sickness in her family. Bill GREEN has been employed to finish this term.

- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Dale BALLANCE of near Kinmundy are parents of a boy born Sunday morning named David Dale. The mother was formerly Freda McNICOLS of Kinmundy.

- Green Ridge: Mr. Gage BASSETT and daughter, Ellen, called on his father, Mr. Elmer BASSETT, Sunday.

- Green Ridge: Mr. Tom GARRETT and Paul and Clyde THOMAS called on Frank DOUDERA Sr. Monday night.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL and Mr. and Mrs. Fred HARRIS of Centralia called on Mr. and Mrs. F.S. HARRIS, Sunday afternoon. Mr. HARRIS is slowly improving from his recent illness.

- Meacham: Tuesday morning about 20 neighbors gathered at the home of Mrs. BALKE and helped get up a nice pile of wood for Mr. Willie GREEN, who recently had his leg broken. They expect to saw the wood when the machine comes into the neighborhood.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Charlie KELLER and Miss Marjorie spent Sunday near Xenia with Mr. KELLER’s mother, Mrs. Louisa KELLER, it being her 84th birthday.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Frank BURKETT and family, Mr. and Mrs. Riley PHILLIPS, Mr. and Mrs. Doc HAYS, Mr. and Mrs. Walter LAMBIRD, and Mr. and Mrs. Orlin BUTTS and families, Mrs. Nellie STEVENS, and Mr. Lloyd STAUNTON of East St. Louis, and Mr. Laymond BURKETT were guests in Kinmundy Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Carl LAMBIRD to help him celebrate his birthday.

- Meacham: Mrs. Grover JONES was laid to rest in Phillips Cemetery Saturday afternoon.

- Swift School: Miss Velma Jean CONANT was taken suddenly ill Saturday evening with appendicitis, and was taken to the Mark Greer Hospital at Vandalia, where she underwent an operation about 4 o’clock Sunday a.m. We hope for her a very speedy recovery.

- Swift School: Evelyn BASSETT was out of school the past week with the chicken pox.

- East Meadow Branch (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. R.W. BAYLIS, Mrs. H.H. HOWELL, and Shirley Jean, and Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS were callers in the Ed FORD home in Alma Saturday night.

- East Meadow Branch (from last week): The body of Miss Ella Mae FORD, who passed away Dec. 27th in Denver, Colo., was brought to Farina and the funeral held in the M.E. Church on Jan. 1st. Interment was in Farina Cemetery. Those attending the funeral from Kinmundy were the Misses Hester HEATON and Wilma BOUGHERS, Mrs. Edwin YUND, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS and Merle.

- Miletus: Miss Lula MULVANY who has employment near Paxton for the past 2 years, was stricken with a stroke, having been removed to the home of her sister, Mrs. Edna ADAMS of Ludlow, where she remains in critical condition. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmitt MULVANY were called to her bedside, and Mrs. Sarah MARTIN is in their home with their grandson, Noel BRAY, assisting with their work.

- Miletus: The doctor was called to see John BOUSMAN early Monday morning. He is suffering an attack of acute indigestion and is not much improved.

- Miletus: Clarence MULVANY and wife received word that the home of his mother, Mrs. Alice MULVANY of near Shumway, had been destroyed by fire, also the contents.

- Miletus: Mrs. Maude JONES of Kinmundy, who died in Dixon Hospital, was buried in Phillips Cemetery Saturday.

Jan. 19, 1939:

- Mr. and Mrs. Peter BURKE of Chicago have an 8˝ lb. daughter born Jan. 9th. Mrs. BURKE was formerly Marie COUGHLIN of this city.

- Mr. and Mrs. Russell WILLIAMS are the parents of an 8˝ boy, who was born in the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia on Tuesday. He has been named Charles Frederick.

- Mr. and Mrs. Carrol GARRETT are the proud parents of a dandy boy, who made his arrival Friday night. He has been named Mark Wesley.

- Mr. Frank E. SCHERMERHORN of Seattle, Wash. was here Tuesday calling on Mr. and Mrs. W.S. PRUETT and Misses Florence and Katherine SCAWTHON. Mr. SCHERMERHORN is a Credit Manager for Eyres Transfer and Warehouse Company in Seattle. On this visit he was accompanied by his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. John BROOM of Alma, and was on his way to Ridgefarm to visit his mother, Mrs. Alta SCHERMERHORN, brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest M. SCHERMERHORN.

- Green Ridge: Miss Josephine DOUDERA is employed at the home of Mr. Carrol GARRETT.

- Green Ridge: Mr. Dresden HEADLEY and Tom GARRETT spent Thursday night with F.L. DOUDERA Jr. and family.

- Meacham: Miss Esther SHAFFER died Saturday at Olney Hospital, caused by injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Services were held in Olney Saturday afternoon.

- Meacham: Mrs. Idela KAGY had all of her children with her in her home Tuesday. Present were: Mr. and Mrs. Chauncy SHAFFER of Casper, Wyoming; Mrs. Helen SHAFFER BYRON of New York City; Mr. Charlie KAGY of Monroe, Wisconsin; Mrs. Mary SHAFFER and family of Olney; Mr. Stanley SHAFFER, wife and son; Mr. William SLANE and family. Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON and Mr. and Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER called in the afternoon.

- Pleasant Grove: The Aid met at the home of Mrs. Will CURRY’s near Brubaker.

- Pleasant Grove: Francis SIPES family and Ralph HIESTAND are enjoying a new radio.

- Meadow Branch: Louise McINTOSH, 14 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McINTOSH, died at her home, here Sunday morning after an illness of about 6 weeks. Services were held at the Christian Church in Alma with interment in Alma Cemetery.

Jan. 26, 1939:

- A letter from Dale CONANT which was written to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. CONANT, residing west of this city, was printed. Dale is at present a patient in the Shriner’s Hospital in St. Louis. He has received treatments in this hospital off and on for the past 6 years. Dale is 16 years old now. When he was 5 years of age, his older brother was standing on a spool of wire, and Dale pushed the spool of wire, causing his brother to fall backwards and landing on him, breaking his neck which caused paralysis of the right side. 2 years later, Dale was admitted to the Shriner’s Hospital and after responding to several treatments, has been able to be at home a part of the time. He did not get to start school until he was 9 years old and has had only 3 years schooling to the present date. Last term, he was permitted to attend the whole term, being absent only one half day in the whole year. During Dale’s first years in school, he suffered a broken collar bone and later contracted measles. The following year he contracted pneumonia. Dale re-entered the hospital on Nov. 18, where he is undergoing a series of operations, including the removal of part of the bone in the hip bone, and graft it in the wrist.

- Mr. Hayes STOKELY has again entered the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia where he is receiving treatment. Mr. STOKELY has been suffering the past 2 years with dropsy.

- Mrs. Thelma WRIGHT was taken to Mark Greer Hospital one day last week suffering from complications of the liver.

- A song written by a Kinmundy woman will be heard for the first time on the air tonight over KXOK in St. Louis. The composition, "Lazy as the day is Long", will be sung by Dorothy and Larry HUGHES as the feature number of their regular Thursday night program. Gladys BRADLEY who wrote the song is a former resident of Overland, Mo. where she taught school for several years. 3 years ago, after a serious illness which has confined her to bed, Miss BRADLEY moved to Kinmundy and turned her attention to music. Miss HUGHES had been a pupil in classes which Miss BRADLEY taught.

- Mr. Merritt PHILLIPS, aged 70, of near Omega, is dead, and Bob LONNON, 23, also residing near Omega, is in the Centralia Hospital with head injuries and a crushed knee; Mrs. Anne DONOVAN, 50, of Bloomington, is also dead, and her husband, B.M. DONOVAN, 50, is in the Salem Hospital with back injuries, all the result of a collision on U.S. Route 50, 4 miles east of Salem on Tuesday. PHILLIPS and LONNON had been in Salem on business and were returning to their home. The DONOVAN’s had been vacationing in Florida and were returning to Bloomington. The DONOVAN car skidded on the snow covered pavement and the head-on collision resulted.

- Mr. W. T. WILKINSON was agreeable surprised Sunday when his children, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. WILKINSON of Centralia, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. TELFORD of Salem, and Mr. and Mrs. H.B. WILKINSON of West Frankfort came to the family home and helped him celebrate his 80th birthday. A nice long letter was received from the absent son, Bert, of Rockford. Mr. WILKINSON says he is in the best of health, and does not feel a bit older than he did 20 years ago when he and Mrs. WILKINSON moved from the farm to town.

- Swift School: Virgil LIVESAY and family spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Emmet GRAY and daughters.

- Swift School: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB spent Saturday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Arno SMITH.

- Swift School: Mr. and Mrs. Wes ROBB called on Pid BASSETT Sunday afternoon.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Raymond BANNING and Miss Emma went to Champaign Tuesday to see Mrs. BANNING’s mother, Mrs. PILCHER, who was very ill. She died Friday.

- East Zion: Ira MARTIN of Claudin died at Decatur Hospital Sunday evening. Services will be at Cloudin with interment at Patoka.

- Pleasant Grove: Guy SHAFFER and son, John and daughter, Wilma, attended the commencement at the High School Gymnasium in Salem Wednesday night, his son, Paul, being one of the graduates.

- 25 years ago - Jan. 22, 1914:

- Dr. John B. MORGAN of Cleveland, Ohio, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley H. MORGAN, of this city, and Miss Bertha Beatrice AMERSBACK of that city were married Jan. 7, 1914.

- J.W. (Doc) ATKINS of Fosterburg has purchased the J.C. PINKERTON property west of the C. & E.I. Depot for $1600. After March 1, Mr. ATKINS and wife expect to leave the farm and become citizens of the best town in southern Illinois.

- John MAHAN has returned from Portland, Ind. where he has been clerking in a hardware store for WITWER Bros.

- The City Council had the City Inspector, J.T. BROWN, busy the past few days making a general inspection of stoves and flues in the fire limits. He found 15 places where the law was being violated.

Feb. 2, 1939:

- A birthday 94 years - the majority of people do not attain this age. 94 years have brought Mrs. Amelia DENNISON to a lovely old age, calm and contented. In a happy visit with Mrs. DENNISON we were pleased to note her appearance, it looked as if there had been a mistake in dates, so well preserved, so few gray hairs in her raven locks. She could recall events since 2 years of age. Among others she told of attending the Barnum’s Circus and stepping inside the cage with the hippopotamus. Mrs. DENNISON’s anniversary was observed by her family, her friends, and her church. She is a life long member of the First Methodist Church.

- Mr. and Mrs. Don JACKSON were in Odin Sunday attending the funeral of Mr. JACKSON’s father, C.B. JACKSON, who died Friday. Interment was made in Odin Cemetery.

- For the first time in several years, our local school is without funds. There is bearly enough money on hand to pay the teachers their salaries for the month of January. From now on until some tax money is received, the teachers will be paid in ‘script’.

- Mr. and Mrs. Verchial TROUT went to St. Louis this morning where Mr. TROUT underwent an operation for the removal of the gall-bladder and appendix.

- Meacham: Saturday night, although very rainy and disagreeable, members of the C.B.C. went to the home of Martin HASSEBROCK to help him celebrate his birthday. Guessing games and Chinese checkers were greatly enjoyed - also music on the violin by Mr. HASSEBROCK. A luncheon was served of sandwiches, pie, and coffee.

- Mrs. Pauline JOHNSON received the announcement of the death of her father-in-law, which occurred at the family home in Wichita, Kansas, Tuesday.

- Omega: Friends and neighbors of Mrs. Merritt PHILLIPS, whose husband was killed in a car wreck, gathered at her home last week and sawed her a large pile of wood. The ladies of the community served lunch at the noon hour.

- Pleasant Grove: Bob LONNON, who was in an auto wreck last Tuesday, had an operation on his knee Friday and his leg and knee put into a cast.

- Pleasant Grove: Mrs. Guy SHAFFER received a telephone message Saturday, that her father was very low. She left on the evening train for her parent’s home in Champaign.

- East Zion: Several of the neighbors and friends gathered at the James BASSETT home Friday night and helped celebrate Mrs. BASSETT’s 40th birthday, which was Saturday. They enjoyed eating wiener sandwiches. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Addis WALTON and children, Duane, Leah, Pearle, Keith, Marlin and James Kenneth; Mrs. Marshal SOUTIER, son, Louie, and daughters, Mary Del and Kathryn; Mr. and Mrs. Dick BROWN, Mr. and Mrs. Eli GREEN, Mr. and Mrs. A.D. NICHOLS and daughters, Lucile and Lela Mae; Mr. and Mrs. Merle JONES, son, Floyd, and daughter, Betty; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer FRIZZELL and daughters, Ethel and Clara; and Mr. and Mrs. James BASSETT, and daughter, Ruth, and son, Marvin.

- Green Ridge: Mr. Gage BASSETT spent Monday night with his father, Mr. Elmer BASSETT.

- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Noah THOMAS called on Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT Wednesday night.

- Mrs. W.F. HARVEY and Mrs. Belle HAWKINS were in Dix Monday attending the funeral of their brother, Newton CARPENTER, who died in Sterling, Ill., Saturday. She had been visiting here about 2 weeks awaiting the lifting of a quarantine of her grandson for scarlet fever.

- 25 years ago on Feb. 5, 1914:

- According to rumor, Thurman McCULLEY, a prominent young farmer residing west of Kinmundy, and Miss Vera, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John LENHART, residing west of this city, were married in Mt. Vernon last Wednesday. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Chas. ROBB. The couple will reside on the McCULLEY farm.

- Word has been received here of the loss by fire of the house on the farm of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence SCHOOLEY, near Searcy, Ark. last Friday nite.

- We notice in the items copied from the files of the Express Aug. 29, 1881: George ELDER has been remodeling his store building this week to make room for increasing business.

Feb. 9, 1939:

- Mr. and Mrs. Dean BRUBAKER of Alma have a 7˝ lb. daughter named Theo Marie, who was born Sunday. The mother is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley JONES.

- Mr. and Mrs. Glenn DAVIS have a baby boy born Sunday.

- Mr. and Mrs. Harold HOWELL have a baby girl born a week ago.

- Mr. Pete EMBSER, a resident of Salem, but for many years a farmer south of this city, died in the Salem Hospital Sunday. Services were held in Salem with interment in Evergreen Cemetery in this city.

- Mr. Lee DONOVAN has been appointed Supervisor for the I.C.R.R. He will be stationed at Clinton and will be supervisor of the tracks from Clinton to Decatur and from Clinton to Champaign. Mrs. DONOVAN will continue to live here for a month or so until they move their personal effects to Clinton.

- East Meadow Branch: Born to Mr. and Mrs. H.H. HOWELL, Feb. 2, a 6 lb. girl named Barbara Anne.

- East Meadow Branch: Miss Dorothy McCULLEY attended a birthday dinner Sunday for James PIGG, at the H. PIGG home

- Green Ridge: Miss Josephine DOUDERA, who has been employed at the home of Carroll GARRETT, returned home Sunday.

- B.O. GARRETT was in Salem Monday attending a Supervisor’s Meeting.

- Pleasant Grove: Mrs. Guy SHAFFER returned home from Champaign last of the week, having been called there by the serious illness and death of her father.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON attended funeral services for Mrs. MERCHANT in Kinmundy Sunday.

Feb. 16, 1939:

- Mr. and Mrs. Edwin YUND announce the marriage of their son, Earl, to Miss Gladys SHREFFLER, of near Alma. The ceremony was performed in Jackson, Missouri on Oct. 29, 1938. They were accompanied in a double wedding by Mr. and Mrs. Richard FOREHAND of Centralia. The groom is a graduate of the Kinmundy High School with the class of ‘32, later attending the teacher’s college at Carbondale. For the past 3 years he has been teaching at the Greenridge School. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon SHREFFLER and is a graduate of Salem High School with the class of ‘37.

- On Sunday, in the St. Patrick’s rectory, Decatur, the marriage of Miss Loucille McEVOY and Fred J. NIRIDER took place. Later a reception in their honor, in the home of the bridegroom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.M. NIRIDER. Fred John, as he was familiarly called by his friends, was formerly a Kinmundy boy.

- Feb. 7 was the 80th birthday of Mr. E.C. BARGH. He still claims he is old only in years, however, and proves his point by opening up his place of business bright and early every morning in all kinds of weather. Mr. BARGH was born in Leeds, England in 1859 but came to this country with his parents when he was only 6 months old. He graduated from Kinmundy High School with the class of ‘81. After graduation he started clerking in a drug store until 1893, when he became partner in the Bargh and Baker Drug Store. In 1895 he purchased the entire stock of the store and for the past 44 years has been in business for himself.

- Mrs. Harriett KING died Feb. 8, 1939. She had spent the past 3 years in a hospital room. Mrs. KING’s married life was spent in Kinmundy, and lived here until her children were ready for the University when she moved to Champaign, where she has since lived. Burial was made in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Harriet KING, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. T.W. FORSHEE, born Nov. 10, 1849, in Indiana, spent the greater part of her life in Ohio and Illinois. She was married to Frederick SALADA, of Ohio, in 1864 who died in 1869. She married to William L. KING, May 11, 1875, who died Aug. 24, 1900. She leaves 2 sons, Wesley E. KING of San Francisco, Cal.; Louis B. KING of Champaign; 1 daughter, Mrs. Ethel WARDALL of Los Angeles, Cal.; also 1 step-daughter, Mrs. L.C. ROHRBOUGH of Salem. A step-son, Charles W. KING, preceded her in death 2 years ago.

- Mr. and Mrs. Earl SHANAFELT have a baby son born Feb. 12.

- Mr. and Mrs. Raymond SMITH have a baby boy who was born Tuesday and named Raymond Owen.

- Mr. and Mrs. W.G. SNELLING left Friday and returned Tuesday from Chicago where they attended the 56th wedding anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Roy SNELLING. On Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. they entertained their Chicago friends, and from 5 p.m. on entertained their Kinmundy friends and relatives.

- Omega: A quiet wedding was held in the HAYS home Saturday night, Rev. HAYS officiating. The happy couple were Fred JONES of Meacham twp., and Miss PICKLE of Xenia. They were accompanied by Cleo MULVANY and lady friend.

- Swift School: Thurman ROBB and family are enjoying a new radio.

- Swift School: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB spent Sunday with her parents, Bert GARRETT and family.

- Swift School: Mrs. ORGAN, of near Alma, is spending a few days at the Elvin CONANT home helping care for her new granddaughter, Nellie Florence.

- Pleasant Grove: The Ladies Aid met with Mrs. Pearl ROSE.

- Arnold Chapel: Addis WALTON had the misfortune of having part of his house torn up and several buildings blown over during the windstorm Thursday night. A chicken house was blown in the parlor, and tore 2 sides of a room out. 17 hens and 4 guineas were killed. Several trees were uprooted around the place. The neighbors went in Friday and helped them fix up the house and turn other buildings up.

- Meacham: Mr. Fred JONES and Miss Ilna PICKLE were married Saturday near Omega. They are presently at home with his mother, Mrs. Susanna JONES.

- Green Ridge: Mr. Tom GARRETT spent Friday night at Mr. Noah THOMAS.

- Mr. and Mrs. R.O. LIVESAY recently vacated the farm rented from Prof. J.H. LLOYD and moved to Pawnee, Ill.

Feb. 23, 1939:

- Mr. and Mrs. Bryan PITTS entertained at their home Sunday with a potluck and surprise dinner in honor of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. BOONE’s 25th anniversary. The afternoon was spent playing Pinocle and Chinese Checkers. Miss Virginia SIGRIST and little Edith June DeWERTH entertained with several musical numbers and songs. A list of those present was included.

- Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hardy JONES of Foster twp. observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 19 in a very quiet manner in their home. Mr. and Mrs. JONES built their home 50 years ago and lived in the same house until a year ago when their son, Lewis, and family moved into the old home. Mr. and Mrs. JONES have lived their entire life within a mile of their present home, and are the parents of 4 sons, namely, Sam P. of Salem, Lewis H. of Foster twp., Edgar G. of Kinmundy, and Carl of San Antonio, Texas. They have 10 grandchildren. The children and grandchildren of this couple were their only guests on this day.

- Mr. and Mrs. L.E. GREEN, at their home in Patoka, entertained at a family dinner, Sunday noon, in honor of Mr. GREEN’s mother, Mrs. J.T. ARNOLD, who was at this time passing another milestone. All the immediate members of the family except Mr. ARNOLD, who was not well enough to be present.

- Miss Bertha GREEN, Mr. Albert MALINSKY, Mr. and Mrs. Walter GEORGE, Maxine and Jesse GEORGE were in Farina Thursday at the Wallace OSBORN home, where they celebrated the birthday of Mr. MALINSKY.

- Mr. and Mrs. F.G. ALEXANDER attended the funeral of Mr. Wm. CHITWOOD in Sandoval Monday.

- Carroll GARRETT of Kinmundy had the distinction of topping the hog market at National Stock Yard, Ill. that were good enough to bring the extreme top of the market, $8.30 per hundred. The porkers averaging 222 pounds were sold thru John Clay & Co.

- Omega: Jack FARRELL and Velma HALL were quietly married at the HAYS residence Saturday.

- Omega: The HUDDLESTON families of Salem, Mr. and Mrs. Ollie MULVANY and children, Geo. VAN CLEVE and son, Everett, gathered at the Ray SCHOOLEY home in honor of Geo. VAN CLEVE’s birthday. He was 80 years old Wednesday.

- Wilson School: Last Friday the children of Mr. Wm. MEYER, Sr. gathered and surprised him in honor of his 73rd birthday. All came with well filled baskets. Those present were: Chris MEYER and family, Marion SHUFELDT and family, Frank KOLB and family, Albert MEYER and family, Vernon, Sterling and Violet SULLIVAN.

- Pleasant Grove: Funeral services were held Saturday at the Old Baptist Church for little Richard Lee KAGY, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar KAGY of near Brubaker. The little fellow had been seriously ill for several days with pneumonia and inflammation of the bowels.

- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Otis HINES and children took supper with Mrs. Ellis JOHNSON last Monday, the 13th, and helped to celebrate her 59th birthday.

- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Rose MARSHALL was 80 years old on Feb. 20.

- Miletus: Miss Lula MULVANEY, who has been in the home of her sister near Ludlow, Ill., seriously ill for the past 2 months, died Wednesday of last week. She leaves her aged parents, the Rev. Emmitt MULVANEY and wife; 1 brother, Claude of Chicago; 2 sisters, Edna ADAMS of Ludlow, and Robie BALLARD of Champaign; 2 nieces and 6 nephews. Services were held at the Meacham Baptist Church. with interment in Elder Cemetery.

- Miletus: Born Feb. 20 to Pete BUTTS and wife, a 10 lb. baby girl.

- South of town: Several neighbors and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Will HENRY gathered at their home Wednesday and gave them a farewell party. They will soon return to their former home at Cypress, Ill.

- 25 years ago - Feb. 19, 1914:

- Henry WARREN, who resides 3 miles north of this city, has been granted a patent on a new road drag which he has been working on for some time and it seems he is going to be repaid for his work, as he refused an offer of $12,000 for his patent. Mr. WARREN is to be congratulated on his good fortune.

- Mr. Edward ZINDEL of Moweaqua, and Mrs. Pansy WILBER of Foster twp. were married Feb. 12 at the home of and by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE. They left Monday for Moweaqua, and will make their home near that city on a farm.

- On Feb. 14, Mr. Russell SWIFT and Miss Lena WILLIAMS were married at the residence of and by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE. Miss Lotta WILLIAMS, sister of the bride and Wesley ROBB accompanied them. They will make their home on the farm of the groom’s father, Mose SWIFT, 2 and ˝ miles northwest of this city.

- Geo. W. ELDER returned home last Friday night from 3 weeks vacation in Florida and Cuba.

- Dr. Harry F. CRAIG and wife, formerly of this city, but who have been in the government employ for some time stationed at Covelo, Calif., have been transferred to Shiprock, New Mexico, and order the Express sent to their new address.

- Items copied from the files of the Kinmundy Express Sept. 6, 1884:

- C.B. ROHRBOUGH and wife of Watson, W. Va. came to Kinmundy last night to visit the family of C. ROHRBOUGH.

- School opened Monday with a very large attendance. It is thought the number will reach 300, which will make an average of 50 pupils to each teacher.

- 25 years ago - Feb. 26, 1914:

- The many friends of Carl A. BOONE were very much surprised when it was announced that he had taken unto himself a wife. Carl has for many years advocated single blessedness, but it seems that he did not believe what he was preaching all the time. Last Wednesday evening he was united in marriage to Miss Bertie HAMILTON, of Kentucky. Squire A.B. STOKLEY performed the ceremony. The bride is a sister of Mrs. Wm. PERRY and has resided east of this city with Mr. and Mrs. PERRY for several months. The couple will make their home 6 miles east of this city.

- On last Friday evening at 6 o’clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert MAXWELL in this city, occurred the marriage of Mr. Thurman ROBB and Miss Georgia SPICER, Rev. J.H. BALLANCE, officiating. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. MAXWELL and is very highly esteemed and pleasing young lady. The groom is the oldest son of R.C. ROBB and wife, residing 3 miles northwest of this city and is a very prosperous and popular young farmer. They will make their home on the FISHER farm, northwest of here. Their Kinmundy friends extend congratulations.

- Last Sunday at high noon at the home of Mrs. Ella J. HUBERT in this city occurred the marriage of her daughter, Miss Julia, to Mr. Millard WHEELER of Breese. They left Sunday for Breese where they will make their home. Mr. WHEELER is employed as lineman by the Western Union Telegraph Co. The bride is the only daughter of Mrs. HUBERT and is the esteemed ladies of Kinmundy.

March 2, 1939:

- In the township primaries held Saturday afternoon, Burdette MAXEY won over Chas. ROBB by a narrow margin of 9 votes for the Democratic nomination of highway commissioner, while in the Republican race, Forrest JOHNSON nosed Orville DISS out by 14 votes.

- Ellis Theodore SILLS, eldest son of James and Mary SILLS, was born Feb. 17, 1880 near the village of Iuka, where he has spent his entire life. On April 2, 1897, he married Millie WAGNER, and they had 9 children, 2 dying in infancy, and Nondas, age 17 years, passing away 4 years ago. His wife died Aug. 18, 1929, leaving the father with 3 small children. On Nov. 5, 1935, he married Audie BRANSON of Salem. He leaves 6 children, Minne E. of Iuka; Blanche C. of Alma; Gladys B. of Meredosia; Robert E. of Kinmundy; Yuthel E. of Kinmundy; and Byron at home. He also leaves 6 step-children, Mamie EBLIN of Iuka; Flossie FLANAGAN of Centralia; Bessie WANTLAND of Salem; Myrtle ORGEN of Toledo, Ohio; Oga BRANSON of Charleston; and Marie, at home; 8 grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Andrew, James, and Roy; and an aged aunt Mary COPPLE. Services were conducted from the Presbyterian Church in Omega with interment in Iuka Cemetery.

- James M. WILLIAMS, Kinmundy’s oldest and highly respected citizen, passed away Wednesday after a brief illness at the age of 91 years, 5 months, and 14 days. Services will be held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- On Feb. 26, a small crowd of Sherman Club members and their families met at the home of Art HOEHNE as a surprise for his 37th birthday. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Glen JAHRAUS, Mr. and Mrs. George SOLDNER and daughter, Helen; Mr. and Mrs. Walter MILLER and daughter, Emogene; Mrs. Nola YUND and children, Jimmie and Dickey, Mrs. Bert McGUIRE, Mr. Chas. BLOMBERG and children, Chas., Jean, and June, and Mr. and Mrs. Will MILLER.

- A surprise party was held in Hammon, Oklahoma for Mr. N.A. RICE in honor of his 70th birthday.

- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Walter RIPPY went to Pana on Monday to attend the funeral of her brother’s wife, Mrs. Pearl BLACK and spent a few days with her brothers and sisters at that place.

- Brown: Miss Marjorie MULVANY returned home Sunday from Centralia where she underwent an operation at St. Mary’s Hospital for appendicitis.

- Swift School: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BASSETT and daughters were shopping in Salem Saturday.

- 25 years ago - March 5, 1914:

- Samuel H. GRAHAM died at his home 4 miles northeast of Kinmundy in Meacham twp. on Feb. 27, 1914, aged 58 years, 11 months, and 12 days. Services were held at the home with interment in Oskaloosa Cemetery.

- Mrs. Alice M. HEATON died at her home 2 miles south of Kinmundy Feb. 27th, aged 74 years. Services were held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- J. Henry SHAFFER died at his home 5 miles southeast of Kinmundy last Friday morning aged 73 years. He was sick only a few days but was afflicted with pneumonia and his age was against him to fight the disease. Services were held at Pleasant Grove Church with interment in Wantland Cemetery.

- Miss Ida, the 23 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman SCHNEIDER, residing 2˝ miles north of this city, died last Friday after an illness of several months of consumption. Services were held in the Farina German Church with interment in the Farina German Cemetery.

- Chas. B. ROHRBOUGH received a message from the Mt. Vernon hospital Friday morning announcing the arrival of a new daughter born that morning. Chas. has been stepping high ever since, but says, "if it had only been a boy."

- Will SHAFFER went to Salem Monday and was appointed Administrator to settle the estate of his father, J.H. SHAFFER, deceased.

March 9, 1939:

- J.A. PHILLIPS, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who was born in Louisville, but is well known in this community, having lived here for several years, was appointed one of the three U.S. delegates to the Preparatory Technical Conference on Rail Transport of the International Labor Office at Geneva, Switzerland.

- Mr. Mark SWIFT, a highly respected farmer living northwest of this city, died at his home Wednesday morning after a very brief illness. Services will be held from the Christian Church in this city.

- D.A. ARNOLD, Jr. who has been employed for the past several months, in Waterloo, Iowa, arrived Tuesday for an indefinite stay with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Dan ARNOLD.

- Meacham: Mr. James BURKETT died in Vandalia Hospital. Services were held in the Comer’s Chapel with interment in Parker Cemetery.

- Meacham: Word was received here of the death of Mr. Dess PAINTER at the home of his daughter, Frances, in Paxton. He was buried at Paxton on Monday.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Glenn COURSON have a baby daughter born March ____ named Glenna Roberta.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Ira MERRITT have a baby boy born Feb. 28 and named Martin Keith.

- Meacham: Mrs. F.S. HARRIS served a birthday supper on Thursday, it being Mr. HARRIS’ birthday. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Fred HARRIS of Centralia and Mr. and Mrs. Bob HARRIS of Salem.

- Meacham: The neighbors held a shower at the home of Mrs. Susanna JONES for Mr. and Mrs. Fred JONES on Tuesday. Several nice gifts were received.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON attended the funeral services of Mr. James WILLIAMS.

- Brown: Fred BURKETT attended the burial of a relative, Mr. Jim BURKETT, who died Friday. Death was due to pneumonia. Burial was made in Parker Cemetery.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde HIESTAND were in Olney Monday to be with her sister, Mrs. Clara AUSTIN, who was to undergo a major operation at the Olney Hospital Monday.

- 25 years ago - March 12, 1914:

- Monday, Louis J. LACEY received a new 5 passenger Overland touring car with all the late improvements.

- Marshall SPENCER and family have moved from the Haymond place to Buffalo Hart, Ill. where he has leased a farm.

- Forrest MOTCH and John ROBB, who are attending Brown’s Business College in Centralia spent Saturday and Sunday at home.

March 16, 1939:

- An accident occurred in the last Thursday evening which saddened the whole community. The children were returning home from the Arnold Chapel School and Raymond GRIFFIN, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion GRIFFIN, who resides close by, invited some of the children to stop at his house and see some new puppies. Naturally the children responded to the invitation. The puppies were in the barn and also was a loaded shot gun. After viewing the puppies, Raymond was showing the children the shot gun when it was accidentally discharged. The entire load struck Cora Maxine SHAW, 11 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil SHAW, in the abdomen, killing her instantly. Services were held from the SHAW home with interment made in Sandy Branch Cemetery.

- W.W. LOWE wrote an account of his trip to California and back. (A picture of him 23 years ago was also included.)

- March 11, Mrs. Theodore MILLER was 80 years old. Some of the children and other relatives were at the home for a big birthday dinner. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Herman KNECKT and daughter, Roberta, of St. Peter; Mrs. Frank WILSON of Decatur; Mrs. Scott DAVIDSON and son of Odin; Mrs. Jim BRADY of Centralia; Mrs. Henry JACKSON, George and Donald MILLER, and Ray BAILEY, of this city. Sickness and bad weather prohibited the other children from being present. Mrs. MILLER was born in Carl County, Va. When she was 10 years old she came to Indiana with her parents, making the journey in a covered wagon. Later the family moved to Illinois. Mr. and Mrs. MILLER recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, and 49 of those 50 years have been spent in Kinmundy.

- Mrs. M.B. NELMS, who has been a patient in the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis for the past 2 weeks, underwent an operation for the removal of the appendix and gallbladder. All reports are that she is getting along as well as can be expected. Mr. NELMS and 2 daughters, Mrs. Park McLEAN and Mrs. Porter SIMCOX, were with her yesterday.

- 51 years ago on March 11, 1888, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. F. HARVEY pronounced the "I do" vows for better or worse. Undoubtedly, it was "for better", or rather "best", judging from their happy faces last Saturday afternoon, when a group of neighbors suddenly appeared at their door, laden with gifts. It was a moment of merriment and speechless surprise from which Mr. and Mrs. HARVEY recovered enough to partake of delicious refreshments that were provided. Those present included: Mrs. Clyde PRUETT, Mrs. Paddy GRAY, Mrs. Gus YEARIN, Mrs. Della HANSON, Mrs. Earl SHANAFELT and young Master Larry SHANAFELT, Mrs. M.J. MAXWELL, Eileen SHANAFELT, and Gladys BRADLEY.

- James Marion WILLIAMS was born Sept. 14, 1847 in Lone Grove twp., Ill. and died at his home in Kinmundy on March 1, 1939. He lived his entire life in and about the Kinmundy community. In July of 1872 he was married to Mary Jane BAXTER. She died in Feb. of 1917. They had 5 children: Bert and Clarence at home; Edward of Centralia; Madge, now Mrs. W.M. CUTLER of Rankin, Ill.; and Gertrude, at home. These 5 children with 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren survive. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church since early youth. Services were held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Fred G. HOGA was born around Alhambra, Ill. in Madison Co. on Oct. 6, 1883, son of Frederick and Wilhelmina HOGA, and died March 8, 1939. In 1906 he married Miss Pansy ADCOCK of Greenville, Ill., and they had 5 children: 3 sons, Kenneth, who died at the age of 7 years, Robert of Cincinnati, Ohio, James of Rochester, N.Y.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lennis LANE of Philadelphia, Penn., and Sylvia at home; 1 grandson, Richard LANE; 2 brothers: Henry and Edward of Collinsville; 4 sisters, Mrs. Mary JORNER preceded him in death; Mrs. Kate KELLER of Greenville; Mrs. Stella CLARK of Collinsville; and Mrs. Ida ALDERMAN of New Glarus, Wis. Mr. HOGA was employed by the C. & E.I. Railroad for more than 28 years. He has suffered for some time, being confined to his bed for 2 months, of which he was in Effingham Hospital for 3 weeks. He was converted in July 1938.

- On March 7, Mr. Roy MISELBROOK topped the East St. Louis market with a bunch of hogs. These hogs averaged 192 lbs. and were sold by the Rigney Commission Co. for $8.00 per hundred, which was the extreme top on that day.

- The passing of another milestone in the life of Mrs. Icy GARRETT called for a celebration and a family reunion. This anniversary occurred Saturday. The immediate family and relatives to the number of 40, gathered for a noon-hour dinner. This was a sumptuous affair, as such Kinmundy dinners always are. The afternoon was happily spent, the time to return to respective homes came all too soon. The congratulations of friends to you, Mrs. GARRETT.

- Pleasant Grove: As the Ladies Aid was postponed Feb. 22nd on account of sickness and bad weather, they met Wednesday with Mrs. Francis SIPES. The usual potluck dinner was enjoyed and a delicious angel food cake being baked by the hostess in honor of Francis’ birthday. Mrs. Ruby HIESTAND’s birthday was the same day, both being the same age.

- Green Ridge: Mrs. Frona THOMAS received word from her daughter of Jackson, Mich. that Mrs. Stanley FOSTER have a new daughter named Sandra Lee. Mrs. FOSTER was formerly Martha DONOHO.

- Green Ridge: The children of Mr. and Mrs. Frank DOUDERA Sr. came home with well filled baskets to celebrate the 68th birthday of Mrs. Frank DOUDERA, Sr.

- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT of Alma called on Noah THOMAS Wednesday night.

- Camp Ground: The wedding bells rang but again in this community when Maggy PERRY became the bride of Bill COPPLE of Farina. They were married by a Justice of the Peace at her home, where their friends had gathered and made a big supper for them. Attending the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Guy PERRY, Mr. and Mrs. Neal FERRELL, Mr. and Mrs. Jack PHILLIPS, little James LEWIS, Jr. and Dall FERGUSON.

- East Zion: This community was shocked to hear of the death of little Cora Maxine SHAW, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil SHAW. She was 11 years and 11 months old, and was accidently shot and killed by Raymond GRIFFIN, small son of Lester GRIFFIN, while playing at the GRIFFIN home. She leaves her parents, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, and grandparents. The funeral was held from the home with interment in Sandy Branch Cemetery.

- East Zion: Word received Monday of a baby girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Larry ROSS. The mother was formerly, Marjorie EHRAT, daughter of Mrs. Pauline EHRAT.

- Mr. and Mrs. Edward DOOLEN arrived home Sunday night from Tucson, Arizona where they spent more than 2 months with their son and family, the Bryan DOOLEN’s. They also visited their daughter and family, the Clarence CONANT’s in Denver, Colorado, then to Cameron, Missouri to visit their son, Arthur, and to Lebanon for a short time with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jack PFEFFER.

- 25 years ago - March 19, 1914:

- Web H. ALLEN and wife have returned from Searcy, Ark. where they have spent the past few weeks with Clarence SCHOOLEY and wife. Web has been engaged in building them a new home to replace the one recently destroyed by fire. They also visited J.L. SCHOOLEY and wife at Redfield, Ark. while gone.

- J.S. SEE, residing 6 miles southeast of this city, left yesterday morning for St. Louis, where he will enter the hospital for treatment. He has been in ill health for several months.

- Dr. J.D. CAMERER reports the arrival of a fine girl at the home of Francis SIPES and wife in Omega twp. Monday night.

- Chas. HOWELL and wife have a new 9 lb. boy at their home since Tuesday morning.

March 23, 1939:

- A little son, Richard Paul, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul MONICAL of Farina at the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia on March 18, 1939. The little fellow failed to survive and was brought to Kinmundy and taken to Evergreen Cemetery where interment took place. A short service was held at the grave in the presence of immediate families and a few close friends.

- Charles SEE was born Nov. 28, 1860 on the farm in Omega twp. where he has resided all his life, and died March 17, 1939. On March 20, 1884, he married Alice GRAMLEY, and they had 4 sons, 3 having preceded him in death. He leaves his wife, Alice SEE; 1 son, Lewin H.; a granddaughter, Mary Alice of Owensboro, Ky.; 1 brother, Mike SEE of Kinmundy; a number of nephews, nieces, and cousins. He became a member of the Omega Presbyterian Church in 1910. He and his wife have lived on the farm where he was born their entire married life, and tomorrow they would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. For the past year he has been in poor health, but his last illness was for only a few days.

- The poultry house of Chris JASPER’s was robbed Sunday night. The intruder gained entrance by means of jimming a back door. When he left, he took with him about $2.00 in cash which consisted of about that many "Indian Head" pennies, which Mr. JASPER had been saving, a .38 revolver, and a gold watch. No trace of the intruder has been found as yet.

- Mr. Rube FULFER was taken to the Mark Greer Hospital Monday suffering from an attack of appendicitis. He received treatment and was able to return home Wednesday evening.

- Mrs. Martha DOWNS was very much remembered by her children, neighbors, and friends on March 22, when she celebrated her 75th birthday. The day was spent in seeing friends and especially the neighborhood children, whom she loves so much and the gifts they brought were lovely. Thelma was the only one home, but the other members of the family from afar sent lovely gifts and words of love. Mrs. DOWNS is living within a block of where she was born.

- Obituary of Mark C. SWIFT: On Wednesday morning our community was shocked when the news spread of the passing of one of our most beloved and respected citizens, Mark SWIFT. He had been in failing health for sometime but after his serious illness last fall he had never regained his usual health. He contracted flu a little more than a week ago which was more than his strength could endure. Today we are reminded that in the midst of life, we were in death, that the Dark Angel enters unannounced and unaware and carries away the souls of loved ones. Mark C., son of James and Elizabeth SWIFT was born in Kinmundy Township August 24, 1861, and quietly fell asleep at his home in Foster Township, March 8, 1939 at 9 o'clock a.m. at the age of 77 years, 6 months, and 12 days. When a young man he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Frances LANSFORD. Two daughters came to bless this home and make this young couple's family complete. This family circle was broken in a few years by the death of this young mother. On September 15, 1903, he was again married to Miss Emma McCULLEY and to this union two sons and three daughters came to bless the home. He was a very devoted husband and father, an honest and upright citizen, always dealing fairly with his fellowmen. Being a good man he made many lasting friends. He was very fond of his grandchildren, and especially, were his last few years made more enjoyable by the little grandson, Paul Leroy SWIFT, who lived with his parents in the grandfather's home. He was a member of the Christian Church in Kinmundy. Besides the devoted companion he leaves his daughters, Mrs. Chloe HAMMER, Kinmundy; Mrs. Carrie AVEY, Cincinnati; Mrs. Muriel Fulton, Mrs. Nondas HARRINGTON, South Bend; Mrs. Dorris ARNOLD of Arnold Chapel, two sons, William, of Peoria and Paul, at home; eighteen grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Martha GORDON, nieces and nephews. Oh how sweet it will be in that beautiful land, So free from all sorrow and pain; With songs on our lips and with harps in our hands, To meet one another again. The funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church in Kinmundy Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock p.m., with Rev. Albert MILLICAN of Salem officiating, assisted by Rev. Lloyd LOVELL of Polo, Ill. Interment was made in Sandy Branch Cemetery.

- Jacob Rolla WILLIAMS, oldest son of Thomas C. and Mary LANDRUM WILLIAMS, was born at Mason, Ill. on Oct. 13, 1853, and died March 17, 1939. Moving when yet a lad to Kinmundy, here he spent his youth. His mature years were spent in Pana where he located following his marriage to Miss Dorothea SCOTT on May 19, 1887. She preceded him in death in 1916. For the past 5 years, "Uncle Jake" has made his home with his niece, Mrs. Gail HULTS, whose loving care was equally repaid by his tender affection for the 2 children of the home, Homer Wallace and Audrey. Those left are: 2 brothers, John WILLIAMS of California, and Dr. H.L. HANNA of this city, nephews and nieces. Services were held from Linton Funeral Home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Funeral services were held for Charles A. THOMAS, 64, who died at the County Home, were held Wednesday at Linton Funeral Home in this city with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Green Ridge: Mr. Frank DOUDERA Sr. attended the funeral of Mr. Ben M. SMITH in Salem Saturday.

- Mr. W.F. ROBB and daughter, Mildred, and Mr. Dale HAMMER spent Friday in Centralia, shopping.

- Mr. John GARNER celebrated his 83rd birthday Tuesday.

- Mr. and Mrs. M.E. HELM and Mrs. Kate BOUGHERS attended the funeral of Mrs. Goldia HASENFELT at Loogootee Tuesday afternoon.

- Mrs. John DYER and friend, Lela WAGGONER of LaClede, spent March 14 here with the former’s mother, Mrs. J.D. BARBEE, helping her celebrate her 78th birthday.

- Mr. R.C. ROBB received word yesterday that his son, Roy, had recently undergone an operation for appendicitis, and is getting along fine.

- Wilson School: Marion SHUFELDT and family attended a family reunion in Salem Sunday at the home of his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Henry SHUFELDT.

- East Zion: Rev. Monroe SMITH of Springfield and Rev. THOMAS of Patoka ate Sunday dinner at the Chas. ARNOLD home.

- Swift School: Frank GARRETT and family of Granite City spent Saturday night with his sister, Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY and family.

- Swift School: Norma Dell GARRETT is spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. Kenneth ROBB.

- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and daughters visited Sunday evening with Clyde BASSETT and family.

- Carroll GARRETT and family spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB and wife.

- Mrs. Mae POLLACK of Alma has been spending a few days with her brother and niece, Mr. E. WORMLEY and Miss Katherine, while repairs are being made in her home necessary because of a fire from an overheated stove.

March 30, 1939:

- Bridget Rose ROONEY ANDERSON died March 23, 1939. She was the eldest daughter of the late William and Catherine O’DAUGHERTY ROONEY, and born in Erie, Penn. on Feb. 1, 1855. When a very small child, she, with her parents and sister, Ellen, came to Illinois and established their home in Kinmundy. Here the major part of her life has been spent. In 1882, she married John ANDERSON of Watson, Ill., and they had 4 children, 1 dying in infancy. The surviving children are: W.M. ANDERSON of Oakland, Cal.; Miss Mayme ANDERSON of Kinmundy; and Mrs. Margaret O’BRIEN of Centralia. In 1889 her husband died. Mrs. ANDERSON, with her family of small children, moved from Mattoon, Ill. to our community where she has since made her home. She was a member of St. Philomena’s Church. Surviving besides her immediate family are: 1 grandson, John D. FREEMAN of Centralia; 1 brother, W.J. ROONEY of Chicago; 5 sisters, Mrs. Mary DONOHUE of Oshkosh, Wis.; Mrs. Catherine CRAIG of Tolono, Ill.; Miss Ellen ROONEY, Mrs. Anna LYONS, and Mrs. Margaret O’BRIEN of Kinmundy; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Michael and James Patrick ROONEY preceded her in death. Services were held from St. Philomena’s church with interment in the Catholic Cemetery. A list of relatives attending from out-of-town was included.

- Rebecca Jane RUSH LYNCH, the youngest of 5 children, was the daughter of Samuel and Rebecca HATFIELD RUSH. She was born near Alma on Jan. 7, 1862, and died March 21, 1939. Very early in life, while she was yet in infancy, she and her sisters were left without a father’s care, when he, a soldier in the union Army, was called upon to make the supreme sacrifice. Upon reaching the age of about 12 years, she became a member of the Christian Church at Alma. She married John C. LYNCH on Nov. 16, 1881, and they were married for 55 years, until 1936 when her husband died. She leaves 2 grandchildren: Cyril E. WAINSCOTT of Rantoul; and Beula May WAINSCOTT of Champaign; 2 great-grandchildren, Cyril Norman and Marcus Emmett WAINSCOTT; 2 sisters, Mrs. Kate CRAIG of Alma, and Mrs. Sarah DEAN of Sumner, Ill.; 3 half-brothers, B.F. McCARTY of Salem; J.C. McCARTY of Kinmundy and H.H. McCARTY of Alma; also 1 step-brother, R.V. McCARTY of Salem. One sister, Mrs. Joe GREGORY of Alma, died in 1936, and 1 brother died in early infancy. A very tragic loss for Mrs. LYNCH and her husband was occasioned by the death of their daughter and only child, Mrs. Eldo WAINSCOTT, which occurred 10 years ago. This loss was rendered doubly tragic by the passing of Mr. WAINSCOTT shortly following the death of his wife. Mrs. LYNCH has been in steadily failing health during the past 2 years and for much of this year, had been confined to her bed.

- Mr. James H. LOVETT died at his home in this city Thursday, aged 77 years, 6 months, and 15 days. Services were held Saturday with interment in a cemetery near Loogootee. Mr. LOVETT came to Kinmundy about 2 years ago after retiring from his farm near Loogootee.

- According to reports received by us yesterday, an oil rig moved in the Byron MILLICAN farm in Section 16 of Omega twp.

- Mr. Fred GAMMON has tendered his resignation as an employee of this office and has accepted a position as local agent for the Sinclair Oil Co., and will distribute Sinclair products in the community.

- On Wednesday afternoon of this week, W.W. LOWE really did surprise his many friends when they learned the next day that he had slipped to Belleville where he visited Mrs. Belle HAWKINS and she accompanied him home that evening. Enroute home they stopped in Salem where they were united in marriage by Rev. O.L. HAWKINS. The groom needs no introduction as anyone who has ever lived in or around Kinmundy knows him well, he having been in business here for the past 40 years. The bride is a sister to Mr. William HARVEY of this city and for sometime, was employed as housekeeper in Mr. LOWE’s home. They will make their home in Mr. LOWE’s homestead.

- 57 years ago, William BAGOTT and Alma BROWN were wed. It was a quiet anniversary for Mr. and Mrs. BAGOTT on March 15, as it was not convenient for the children to come home until a later date. Mr. BAGOTT was 9 years old when the family came from Ohio, and his father bou’t the farm where Mr. and Mrs. BAGOTT still live. 56 of the 57 years of their married life have been lived here. Where the children - Mary (Mrs. Fred FLETCHER) and Paul of Charleston, Clark of Spokane, Wash., Alice (Mrs. Lloyd HAMMER) of Kinmundy, and Anna (Mrs. Bert GUBBINS) of Muncie, Ind. - love to come. Mr. and Mrs. BAGOTT received gifts from their children and many cards of greetings from friends.

- South of Town: Mr. SIMMONS and family from south of Salem have moved to the SHUFELDT farm.

- Meacham: Mrs. L.S. LACEY died Saturday evening. Services were held at the Union Church with interment in Union Cemetery.

- Meacham: The C.B.C. held an extra meeting in the home of Mrs. Edwin HARRELL and helped her finish a quilt she had in the frames. A fine school lunch dinner was served at the noon hour. The next regular meeting will be with Miss Olga WEISS.

- Meacham: The C.B.C. went to the home of Susanna JONES on Friday and gave Mrs. Fred JONES a shower of beautiful and useful gifts.

- Pleasant Grove: The doctor was called to the Uriah SMITH home Friday. Mr. SMITH and 3 children are ill from ptomaine poisoning.

- Pleasant Grove: Sunday being Pearl ROSE’s birthday, the children planned a little surprise dinner for him. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Chas KELLER, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph HIESTAND, and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil SEE, Chester, Carroll, and Irma Jean LEWIS and Russell ROSE. Claude and wife were unable to come, as the little son, Paul MARSHALL was sick.

- Pleasant Grove: The Ladies’ Aid met at the Church Wednesday. Only a few members were present. Mrs. Chris MYERS and daughters, Viola and Ruth, Mrs. Marion SHUFELDT and daughter, Emogene, and Rev. and Mrs. WIGHAM were afternoon visitors. The church was cleaned before noon and the afternoon spent in quilting and piecing blocks. Next meeting will be with Mrs. Ruby VANDEVEER April 5th in the afternoon.

- Prairie Grove: The community was saddened to hear of the death of Mrs. Carrie MILLER of Farina.

- Prairie Grove: The infant daughter of Earnie HANNBAUM and wife was laid to rest in the cemetery at Iola Friday.

- Swift School: Mr. and Mrs. Mack ROBB and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB called on Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT Sunday afternoon.

- Swift School: Mrs. Dale ARNOLD and son spent Thursday with her mother, Mrs. Emma SWIFT and family, and helped her sister, Mrs. Muriel FULTON, celebrate her birthday.

- Swift School: Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY and daughter, Irene, were Farina business visitors Saturday.

- Brown: Mrs. Demaris GOODWIN died Monday after a short illness of the flu. She was 89 years old. Services were held at Brown Church, then the funeral party went to Bellair, Ill., where short services and interment was made in Bellair Cemetery. She leaves 2 sons, Ell of Kinmundy, and Willard of Urbana; 15 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

- Brown: James HANKS had the misfortune of getting his nose broken one day last week.

April 6, 1939:

- Mrs. J.T. ARNOLD invited a few of Miss BOYD’s friends in Tuesday evening as a surprise in honor of her natal day. They were entertained with Chinese Checkers. Miss BOYD is very popular in her circle of friends and this proved a very happy event.

- Mrs. Nellie VANSCYOC and son, Lester, and family were in Effingham on Wednesday of last week attending the funeral of their brother-in-law and uncle, Ben VANSCYOC. Mr. VANSCYOC died at his home between Watson and Effingham on March 27. Services were held in Effingham with interment made near Neoga. The deceased was a twin brother to the late Joe VANSCYOC and had made many friends here during his frequent visits in the home of his brother.

- Mr. John G. MITCHELL died in St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham, March 30, after a short illness of kidney trouble. He was 79 years of age. Services were held from the M.E. Church in this city with interment in the Summit Prairie Cemetery.

- On March 31, Mr. Ralph LUX of this city and Miss Velma DUNCAN of near Tonti, accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Earl YUND of this city to East St. Louis where they attended the Teacher’s meeting. After the close of the meeting, the group motored on to St. Charles, Mo. where Mr. LUX and Miss DUNCAN were united in marriage by the Rev. W.L. SCARBOROUGH, pastor of the M.E. Church. They returned home that evening and the news was not spread until the next morning. The groom is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry LUX and a graduate of the local high school. He is in the employ of the Kinmundy Lumber Co. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.T. DUNCAN of near Tonti. The infair dinner was served at the home of the bride’s parents on Sunday. The couple will reside in what is known as the Mrs. Lizzie SWIFT property in the north part of town.

- Kinmundy was the scene of a hot election Tuesday with the results terminating in the election of a Republican Supervisor and a Democrat Highway Commissioner. In the recent town primaries, there was no competition for the office of supervisor but several would have liked the office of highway commissioner. Consequently, after the results of the primaries were announced, there were some bad tastes left which resulted in the running of a third man by writing in. A part of the duties of the supervisor are not all that pleasant at the present time and for that reason, there was no competition in the primaries. In the election, there were 98 more voters who expressed their desire of seeing the present supervisor, C.G. JACKSON, hold on for another 4 years than seeing the democratic candidate, Martin HELM, take over the reins. Likewise, 75 more voters were of the opinion that Burdette MAXEY, democrat would make a better highway commissioner, than Forrest JOHNSON, republican. The third man, Paul HANNA, ran behind the second by 154. The only other contest was that of Constable and Ralph FEATHER, our city marshal and democratic candidate, was elected over the Republican, opponent, William LUX, by a majority of 69 years. R.S. ROWAN for Justice and Peace, and William R. DOOLEN, for School Trustee, both republicans, were unanimously elected because the democrats did not see fit to place a candidate on the ticket. Following is the total vote of the township:

For Supervisor: C.G. JACKSON, R - 390; Marion HELM, D. - 292

For Highway Commissioner:

Burdette MAXEY, D. - 312; Forrest JOHNSON, R. - 237; Paul HANNA - 88

For Justice of Peace: R.S. ROWAN, R. - 314

For Constable: Ralph FEATHER, D. - 338; William LUX, R. - 269

For School Trustee: William R. DOOLEN, R. - 304

- Mr. B.F. LINTON was called to Waterloo, Iowa Friday to attend funeral of Mr. ROBERTSON, father of Paul ROBERTSON, who spent several weeks here recently in the Linton home.

- Prairie Grove: Walter WEISS and wife, Merl JOHNSON and wife, and Laura WEISS were supper guests in the Art WEISS home helping Virginia celebrate her 4th birthday.

- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Harry CHANCE attended the funeral of the former’s sister at Salem Friday.

- East Zion: Fred ATKINS and family of Maroa spent Sunday in this vicinity and attended the funeral of an uncle, Joe FRIZZELL, who died Thursday night.

- Pleasant Grove: Claude HIESTAND is the owner of a new John Deere tractor.

- Miletus: Several from this community attended the funeral of Mrs. Mattie THOMPSON at Oskaloosa Monday of last week.

- Miletus: Sunday dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dave COURSON were her brothers and sisters, Mr. Isaac WILSON of Jacksonville, Will WILSON of Texaco, Dora VANATTA and husband of Texaco, Rosa ENSMINGER and son, Theodore FULLER of Mt. Vernon, this being the first time in 7 years the family had visited together.

- East Zion: Paul ARNOLD and family moved from Carlyle to their home near Arnold Chapel Sunday.

- 25 years ago - March 26, 1914:

- Lyle HARGRAVE entertained 10 little boys to supper Thursday evening, it being his 10th birthday.

- TELFORD and WILKINSON have built a new ice house on the Illinois Central right-of-way north of the depot. This building occupies the site of the grain elevator destroyed by fire a few months ago.

- Mrs. J.H. NELMS, H.F. DENNIS, C.A. COMBS and wife were in Effingham Sunday attending the funeral of Mrs. Dr. DENNIS, who died Thursday of cancer after an illness of several years.

- James, the 9 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley H. MORGAN, met with a very painful accident last Wednesday evening while returning home from school. He and some other boys were playing and in some way when in front of NIRIDER’s Drug Store he fell and fractured a limb.

- Two gangs of gypsies went thru Kinmundy Tuesday enroute north. Another sure sign of spring.

April 13, 1939:

- Carl COPENHAVER, son of Mrs. Mary COPENHAVER, and a half-brother to Mr. Chas. COLEMAN, who is occupying the W.H. ALLEN property, died in St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham on April 6, 1939, aged 17 years, 5 months, and 12 days. Services were held from the Linton Funeral Home in this city with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. The deceased was not very well known in this community, having taken ill upon his arrival here 4 weeks ago. He was suffering from a bowel disturbance and upon his arrival at the hospital, it was found peritonitis had developed and that caused his death.

- Mrs. Lawson SPENCER, nee Pearl ALVIS, died in St. Joseph’s Sanitarium, El Pasco, Texas on April 5th. The body arrived in Salem, her former home last Saturday and was brought here to the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Will EAGAN that afternoon. Services were held from the Christian Church in this city with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. A list of those attending from out-of-town was included.

- Dr. H.L. HANNA was taken to the Centralia Hospital yesterday evening suffering from kidney stones. Doctor has not been feeling well for some time, but it was thought to be other trouble. When x-rayed it proved to be kidney stones which caused his suffering. It will be remembered that Mrs. HANNA has been a patient in the same hospital for several weeks.

- Mrs. Sadie SEE has been seriously ill with blood poisoning in her arm, caused by a scratched hand.

- Omega: Mr. and Mrs. Roy MILLICAN visited Sunday with Mrs. Sadie SEE of Kinmundy. Mrs. SEE has an infection in her arm and is confined to bed.

- Green Ridge: Several attended the kitchen shower for Mr. and Mrs. Glen ALDRICH at the home of Mr. Jess ALDRICH Saturday night.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Fred HARRIS of Centralia, Mr. and Mrs. Bobbie HARRIS of Salem, Mrs. Mattie HITT of Casey were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. F.S. HARRIS and Mrs. Olin BLAIN and celebrated Mrs. HITT’s birthday. Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON were evening callers.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Fred MILLER were Easter guests at Mrs. Susanna JONES. Miss Ada JONES who has employment in Sullivan came home to stay with her mother.

- Wilson School: Mrs. Chas. SHUFELDT of Salem and children, Mrs. Hazel DeVORE of Lakeview, Oregon, Mr. and Mrs. Walter SHUFELDT of Seattle, Wash., and Gen SHUFELDT of Seattle, Wash., and Gene SHUFELDT of Kenneth Falls, Ore. were in this vicinity Monday calling an old friends and neighbors who were indeed glad to see them as Hazel had been away for 13 years, and Walter about 25 years, since their last visit here.

April 20, 1939:

- Mr. V.V. BARCROFT was employed Monday as Superintendent of the Trenton schools for the ensuing year.

- Benny DOOLEN was very pleasantly surprised Wednesday night when he came down stairs for supper and found about 15 of his Sunday School Class members waiting for him. The occasion was Benny’s 17th birthday. Frederick SEE also celebrated his birthday yesterday, his 21st, and both boys received several useful gifts. After partaking of a delicious supper, the guests enjoyed various games until a late hour.

- Mr. Eura E. BROWN, a farmer in Meacham twp., died in Barnes Hospital in St. Louis Monday. Services were held yesterday in Farina and interment made in Farina Cemetery. Mr. BROWN has been in failing health for the past few months and went to St. Louis a few days previous to his death for an examination. The examination had not been completed when death relieved him of his suffering. It is the belief of relatives that he died from cancer of the stomach. Mr. BROWN grew to manhood in the Elder School District southeast of this city and was the 68th year of age at the time of his death. Mrs. Harve BRANSON of this city, and Mrs. William BAGOTT residing south of this city are sisters of the deceased.

- The city election was held Tuesday for the election of one alderman in each of the 3 wards, was a very quiet affair. The ballots in each ward were blank and a name had to be written in. The results were in the reelection of Mel BOYD in the first ward, Elwin INGRAM in the second, and C.S. WATSON went in as a new member of the council from the third ward.

- Mr. Dale HAMMER has opened a furniture store and undertaking establishment in the Gray building, formerly occupied by Art COCKRELL. Dale purchased the stock of furniture from Mr. COCKRELL which will be closed out and replaced with some new and a better class of used furniture. At present Mr. HAMMER is busy putting in partitions, which will separate his undertaking and furniture businesses. Mr. COCKRELL has fitted up living quarters in the Rohrbough Building and is at present undecided as to what he will do.

- Our neighboring village of Farina voted on the liquor question in their election Tuesday, and the "drys" carried it by a majority of 12 votes. Since the repealing of the 18th amendment, beer alone had been sold in Farina but now it must go. The liquor question was also voted upon in their township election but the "wets" won out in that election.

- On Apr. 16, Mrs. Lewella MORRIS and Miss Ruby LAMBORN entertained at dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Burdette MAXEY and son, Charles. It was in honor of her daughter’s, Mrs. MAXEY’s birthday.

- Swift School (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. George COLE spent Sunday at the Wes ROBB home, and accompanied them Sunday afternoon to LaClede to view the new oil fields.

- Meadow Branch (from last week): The MILNER family received word Saturday that Mrs. TROTLER, mother of Mrs. MILNER, died Friday night. Harmon MILNER of Wisconsin came Sunday and all went to Geff to attend the grandmother’s funeral Sunday afternoon. Mrs. MILNER will remain there a few days with her father.

- Meadow Branch (from last week): A happy Easter was enjoyed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter WARREN. Their sons, Bennie and Marion and wives of St. Louis, and Mrs. Mary WILLIAMS of Alma were there all day. In the afternoon, Jean WILLIAMS and Sonny SULLENS came. They enjoyed an egg hunt and the 73 year old grandmother found most of the eggs.

- East Zion (from last week): Miss Freida WAYMAN of Murphysboro and Mr. Carl ARNOLD of here were married by Rev. MATTHEWS of Salem at the parsonage Easter Sunday. There will be a kitchen shower and charivari for them at the home of the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus ARNOLD Saturday night. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. We wish them all the happiness in the world.

- East Zion (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BASSETT and daughters called Sunday afternoon at the Chas. ARNOLD home.

- Omega: Steve TERRY, an old and respected citizen of Omega twp. died at his home in the southeast part of the twp. Saturday night.

- Omega: Hennen and Coe capped the oil well east of Omega last week and left for parts unknown. The derrick and machinery are still on the ground.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Lou ALDERSON’s daughter, Ann, who is a trained nurse, and her husband came Tuesday from Battle Creek, Mich. to take her mother home with her where she can care for her. The other 2 girls, Addie and Elsie, live in Battle Creek, also.

- Pleasant Grove: Francis SIPES and family are the proud owner of a Chevrolet car.

- Pleasant Grove: The Ladies’ Aid met Wednesday with Mrs. Ruby VANDEVEER.

- Prairie Grove: Eura BROWN died Monday morning.

- Prairie Grove: Marion BOUSMAN and wife, Ralph BOUSMAN and family, Elno HOHLT and family, and Estus NORMAN and wife attended a basket dinner in the Ray BOUSMAN home in honor of Mrs. BOUSMAN’s birthday.

- Green Ridge: Mr. Tom GARRETT, Mr. Geo. CULLIN and Heavy WATIN spent Sunday with Noah THOMAS.

- Meacham: Miss Imogene MERRITT went to Champaign the past week where she has employment.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON, Mr. and Mrs. R.H. GREEN, and Mr. and Mrs. Wes ROBB were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn ROBB and sons and Mrs. Gertrude WADE of Salem.

- East Zion: A large crowd gathered the kitchen shower and charivari for Mr. and Mrs. Carl ARNOLD at the Cyrus ARNOLD home. They received many nice presents.

- Wilson School: A birthday dinner was enjoyed on Sunday at the home of Henry W. SEE in honor of his 81st natal day. His children and other relatives were with him to honor the occasion.

April 27, 1939:

- Gillum Purcell WILSON, 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A.M. WILSON of Alma met with a very untimely death while riding his bicycle Saturday morning. The accident happened on the hard road in Alma, only about 3 blocks from his home. Gillum and his friend, John DeFORD, were riding their bicycles north on the hard road, meeting traffic. A car approached them from the rear, driven by a Mr. DODGE, of Carbondale. Mr. DODGE sounded his horn and Gillum pulled directly in the path of his car. In trying to avoid striking the boy, Mr. DODGE headed his car to the shoulder, striking a culvert abutment. This threw the car in the air and one of the wheels came down and crushed the skull of the lad. Gillum was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. WILSON, and was the picture of health. Services were held from the M.E. Church in Alma. This was reputed to be the largest funeral ever to be held from that church. Interment was made in Alma Cemetery.

- Mrs. Frank ARNOLD died in St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham on Saturday after an operation a few days previous for gall bladder trouble. Services were held from Lovell Grove Christian Church near Omega with interment in the Church Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. ARNOLD were former residents of the Omega community. Just a few months ago, they purchased the Wm. McHATTON property in the east part of town and moved there. The deceased was formerly Miss Mildred CHEELEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest CHEELEY, residing near Tonti. Besides her husband, she leaves 2 small daughters.

- Mr. Henry SEE, residing south of town, on April 12, celebrated his 81st birthday. A very sumptuous dinner, of which 30 partook, was served at the noon hour. Mr. SEE was well remembered by his children and friends with special gifts. This was a surprise to Mr. SEE. A list of those present was included.

- Miss Gladys SHANAFELT and George Wm. MILBORNE were united in marriage on Easter, April 9, in the Methodist Church in Salem. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ike SHANAFELT, and has been employed at Mack’s Café in Salem. The groom is a native of Muskogee, Okla. and is an employee of the Texas Oil Co. at Salem.

- Mr. and Mrs. M.H. HART and son, Billie Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Gene ALEXANDER and 2 daughters, and Mr. and Mrs. F.O. ALEXANDER of Champaign, and Mr. and Mrs. William HUMPHREY and daughters, Marilyn and Jacquiline of Newton, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. ALEXANDER and family and Mr. and Mrs. J.H. JACKSON of this city helped Mrs. F.G. ALEXANDER celebrate her birthday Sunday. The birthday fell on Saturday but the celebration came on the following day.

- Now Open For Business: Mr. Dale HAMMER informs us that the HAMMER Mortuary is now open for business. He has his room fixed up in splendid arrangement, separating the undertaking business from the furniture business. Dale is a graduate of the Worsham College of Embalming of Chicago. He has a nice stock of the better grade of used furniture and will also put in a small line of new furniture.

- Mr. Ellis WOLFE, a former Kinmundian, has recently sold his tin shop in Centralia, and retired from the business world. He and Mrs. WOLFE are comfortably situated on their little farm south of Sandoval.

- The merchants of Kinmundy will again sponsor free movies on the streets this summer. The first show of the season will be given next Tuesday evening.

- Mr. and Mrs. W.F. HARVEY celebrated their birthdays Sunday by having several of their children and friends with them. Mrs. HARVEY reached her 72nd milestone on March 8, while Mr. HARVEY did not pass his 78th until on Tuesday of this week. All came with well filled baskets that was spread at the noon hour. The men folk whiled away the afternoon by pitching horseshoes, while the ladies spent the time visiting. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Sherman FRAZIER of St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth HARVEY and family; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil HARVEY and family; Mr. and Mrs. Orville HARVEY and Mr. Ira CONANT and son, of Ridgefarm; Mr. and Mrs. Airs CONANT, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. LOWE, Mr. and Mrs. Mack ROBB, and Mr. and Mrs. Ben JENKINS of this city.

- East Zion: Several from this vicinity attended the funeral of Gillum WILSON Monday at Alma at the Northern Methodist Church.

- Green Ridge: Several attended dinner at the home of Mr. Frank DOUDERA in honor of Mr. Frank DOUDERA’s and sons’ Frank Jr.’s birthdays.

- Pleasant Grove: The Ladies’ Aid met Wednesday with Mrs. Lola ALDERSON.

- Mr. Sam HOWELL and son, Lester, and Miss Carrie SEE were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Mel GRAY Sunday. They were there to help celebrate Frederick SEE’s 21st birthday, a nephew of Miss Carrie SEE.

- Mr. F.A. MOTCH, Mrs. J.R. MAHAN, were in Kankakee Friday attending the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Mary HERE. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. George MOTCH of Centralia.

- Mrs. Caddie PATTERSON, nee SEE, of Kankakee, returned home Sunday after having come home to attend her father’s birthday.

- Wilson School: Our school closed Friday and the directors re-employed the teacher, Miss Marjorie KELLER, for the coming term.

- Wilson School: Mr. and Mrs. Fred KLEISS attended the birthday dinner Sunday at the Chas. METZGER home it being the 81st birthday of Mr. METZGER.

- Omega: Virl SEE and Shelton BRADLEY, who have employment near Davenport, Iowa, spent the weekend at home.

- Omega: The patrons of Omega School district met at the school house Thursday with well filled baskets and enjoyed a dinner with the teacher, Maxine COX, and students.

- Omega: Mildred ARNOLD died last week. Services were held at the Christian Church with interment in the nearby cemetery.

- 25 years ago - April 2, 1914:

- R.H. PIGG of Stevenson twp., is a candidate for sheriff of Marion county, subject to the will of the democratic voters at the primary election. For the past 8 years, Mr. PIGG has been superintendent of the County Home.

- Charles T. DEAN died at his home in Sumner, Ill. after a brief illness. The body was brought here and services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Miles HULTS, residing near Omega, died Monday morning. The deceased was well and favorably known in this city.

- 25 years ago - April 9, 1914:

- Miss Lois HEATON entertained Emmett NELMS and five of his friends at a dinner last Saturday evening at Tyner’s Bungalow. The boys were Lorenz WORMLEY, Lyle and Duane TOMLINSON, Paul HAMMER, and Will LYONS. After dinner they enjoyed the music of the player-piano until a late hour.

- 25 years ago - April 16, 1914:

- Last Thursday was little Marceline’s third birthday and because of the event, she entertained her Sunday school teacher and little folks at her home in the afternoon.

- The Junior Class Play, "Mr. Bob" will be given Friday evening, April 17th at Gray’s Opera House.

- 25 years ago - April 23, 1914:

- Chas. GAMMON and family have moved from LaClede to this city and occupy the Marion EAGAN property. Chas. is employed as an operator at the tower.

- In the city election Tuesday, the following aldermen were elected: First ward, Geo. N. HAWORTH; second ward, J.T. BROWN; third ward, E. WORMLEY.

- In the school election Saturday, J.F. DONOVAN was elected president, and E.W. DOOLEN and I.D. INGRAM, members of the board. The hold-over members of the board are W.W. LOWE, W.H. GRAY, C.S. NEIL, and Ellis WOLFE.

- 25 years ago - April 30, 1914:

- The state law relating to automobiles will be enforced without fear or favor. Have your lights on at the proper hour, keep within the speed limit within the city, give proper warning before each crossing and be careful of the life and limb of your friends, neighbors, and all others. The speed limit applies to all vehicles. E.G. MENDENHALL, Mayor.

- At the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. W. BAGOTT, 3 miles south of Kinmundy on Tuesday occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Alice, to Lloyd HAMMERS, formerly of this city, but late of Centralia. After the ceremony, a 3 course dinner was enjoyed. The happy couple departed on I.C. Train No. 23 for Centralia, where the groom had a home in readiness for his bride.

May 4, 1939:

- The family of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd HAMMER gathered in the home to celebrate the 25th wedding anniversary. Gathering at the noon hour were the 2 sons, Francis and Dale, and Francis’ wife, Edith, Mr. HAMMER’s brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Frank HAMMER of Chicago, and their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Earl BROWN of Evanston. Added to the family group was Miss Mildred ROBB.

- Mr. Frank WOODWARD moved his family here from Loogootee this week into the property recently sold by E.O. ZIMMER to Forrest DOOLEN located south of the Christian Church. Mr. WOODWARD is the C. & E.I. section foreman at this place. This family’s original home was in Kell, where Mrs. WOODWARD and daughter have spent the winter, the daughter attending high school there.

- After the regular business meeting of Rosedale Rebekah Lodge last Friday, the members enjoyed a party, given in honor of the birthday of their treasurer, Mrs. H.M. FISHER. The affair was a complete surprise to Mrs. FISHER.

- On Sunday evening, Mr. Fred ALEXANDER noticed his small dog barking ferociously in the back yard so he proceeded to see just what was the matter. Much to his surprise, he found a young fox. R.C. MAULDING, who was attending to his duties as towerman close to the scene, was summoned. After a little chase, Mr. MAULDING was successful in catching the fox. After the fox was caught, the question then arose what to do with it. Mr. A.O. CHARLTON, one of the enthusiastic fox chasers of the community, was summoned and took charge of it. Mr. FOX will be turned over to the game garden and presented to the Bryan Park at Salem, if they will accept it.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Walter NASERS and son, Ray, and his wife of Watseka, Ill. were supper guests Thursday of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. KELLER. They came to attend the funeral of Mrs. NASER’s sister, Mrs. Ellen BOND of Gilman. Services were held at Brown Church with interment in Phillips Cemetery on Thursday.

- Meacham: Mr. Lester HOWELL closed a successful term of school at Rockhold Friday. At noon the patrons and members of C.B.C. gathered at the school house and gave the teacher and pupils a surprise basket dinner. In the afternoon, the teacher and children of Miletus school came and played ball after which a ciphering match was held.

- Pleasant Grove: Miss Thelma MULVANY and Sam BUNDY of Salem were married Saturday and charivaried Saturday night at the Fred MULVANY home by a large crowd of relatives and friends.

- Pleasant Grove: The veterinarian of Iuka was administering serum to prevent sleeping sickness in horses for Guy SHAFFER and others in this community on Wednesday.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Charles FORD and children, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph HIESTAND attended a birthday supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Warren SMITH Friday night, it being a surprise on Mr. SMITH.

- Meadow Branch: The school children of this district, with a few of the mothers, were taken in a bus, by their teacher, Mrs. Ruby LINTON, Friday to Bryan Memorial Park in Salem for their last day of school picnic.

- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Loren ALBERT are the parents of a baby girl, born Saturday. The mother was formerly Emogene CALDWELL of this vicinity.

- Miletus (from last week): Lescoe SANDERS and lady friend of Centralia were in this vicinity Saturday calling on friends in route home from Tuscola. You may hear them at noon every Sunday over WDZ beginning May 14. Mr. SANDERS taught the Miletus School in 1937-38.

- Miletus (from last week): April 27 is the last day of school at Miletus. The teacher, W.G. HAYES, has been employed the following term.

- Miletus (from last week): Noel BRAY, who has lived with his grandparents for the past 12 years, left Sunday for Champaign to reside with his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. George BALLARD.

- Miletus: The infant babe of Mr. and Mrs. Joe BRIMBERRY died April 28, at the age of 11 hours. Services were held at Elder Cemetery. The mother is at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence MULVANY.

- Miletus: Mrs. Ellen BOND, a former resident of Clay Co., died at her home in Gillman, Ill. The remains were brought to Brown Church for services last Wednesday with interment in Phillips Cemetery.

- Miletus: The task of laying the first coat of rock on the Kinmundy-Louisville Road was begun again Thursday of last week. Only 2 miles remain unfinished west from the Clay and Mason county line.

- Miletus: Thursday of last week was the last day of school at Miletus. At the noon hour several of the patrons and friends gathered with well filled baskets and surprised the teacher, W.G. HAYES, with a real dinner. Mr. HOWELL and pupils came to play ball in the a.m. with a ciphering contest following.

- Miletus: Gene HARRELL has purchased the tools and rented the shop of Denver WILKINSON, and will be located there to do blacksmithing this summer.

- Mr. Raymond ATKINS came down from Mattoon, where he has his headquarters, to spend the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dick ATKINS.

- 25 years ago - May 7, 1914:

- Last Friday night in the K.P. Hall occurred the annual banquet of the Juniors of the High School to the outgoing Senior Class. The room was decorated and music was furnished by Miss Bertha MORRIS at the piano. The menu and program were listed.

May 11, 1939:

- The Atlas Tire & Filling Station have been installing a fool-proof burglar alarm the past 2 weeks. It was all completed with the exception of just a few drops of a solder. On last Sunday night, someone gained entrance to the station by means of jimming a window. This was discovered on Monday morning, and after a complete check up by the attendants, they did not miss a single thing. The desk and file cases had been ransacked as though the culprit was looking for hidden money. The finishing touches to the burglar alarm were added that same afternoon and now the proprietors fell as though they have a little protection against the night prowlers.

- About 125 guests were entertained at a tea given by Miss Eleanor KRUG of Belleville complimenting Miss Mary E. MINER whose approaching marriage on June 24th to Mr. Herbert MORROW of E. St. Louis was announced at this time. In the receiving line were the hostess, Miss KRUG and her mother and the honoree and her mother, Mrs. H.E. MINER of Kinmundy. Those attending from this vicinity were Mrs. H.E. MINER, Florence JACK, Virginia and Ruth ROHRBOUGH from Kinmundy, Virginia and Naida TELFORD, Leila COPE, Helen MERZ, and Bernice REED of Salem, and Mrs. O.Z. SMITH from Patoka.

- K.H.S. Wins first place in Conference Track Meet held here Saturday. 3 records were broken and 1 tied - HAMMER broke his own record in the 440 yard dash, WILEY broke the javelin records, and KONRAD of Sandoval broke the 220 record set by HAMMER. BEE of Farina tied L.C. INGRAM’s vault.

- Mr. and Mrs. Lowell DISS have a 10 lb. boy born Friday night.

- The Board of Education met and employed Harold A. KAESER as superintendent for the ensuing year, and J.F. HICKMAN as principal of the high school. These men are no strangers to us, Mr. KAESER having been our coach for the past 9 years and Mr. HICKMAN has been a teacher in the high school for the past 3 years.

- Miss Laura FRENCH died at her home in Alma on May 5, aged 80 years, 6 months, and 14 days. Services were held at Alma M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Mr. and Mrs. Burdette MAXEY have an 8 lb. boy born Wednesday.

- The 10 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Freeman EAGAN, residing southeast of this city, was bitten by their dog Saturday evening. She is now under doctor’s care taking the Pasteur Treatment.

- Twin boys made their arrival at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rolla MARLOW Monday morning.

- (Taken from the "Burbank, Calif. Daily Review") The name "HOCKADAY" is no stranger in the aircraft world, and HOCKADAY Aircraft Corp. in Burbank is one more revolution of the propeller blade that is centering attention on our Burbank community. Noel HOCKADAY is designing and building the HOCKADAY Comet, a high wind, 2 seater, Monoplane. His HOCKADAY Comet has recently been featured in Aero Digest, and is attracting a heap of attention. Over 100 planes of a former design and development of his, were built at Porter Field Aircraft Corp. in Kansas City where he was a test pilot and production manager, and has had his own pilot’s license since 1930. The vital statistics on Noel state the Kinmundy, Ill. was his own first landing field, helped on his dad’s farm for first pocket change; if his days were twice as long, he still wouldn’t have time enough but he might get in some hunting or fishing.

- Brown: Mrs. Lena HAYES has been rehired to teach at Oak Park.

- Brown: Mr. Byron MILLICAN has been hired to teach Brown School.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond SOLDNER, and Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON attended the house warming and basket dinner Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed AMBUEL who live near St. Peter. About 65 were present.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Scottie KNISELY arrived Saturday from Kingsley, Iowa at the Paul JENKINS home, having been called there by the serious illness of his father, Will KNISELEY, who died Monday.

- Omega: Wm. A. KNISELEY, an old and respected citizen of Omega twp., died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paul JENKINS.

- Green Ridge: Mr. Earl YUND took his school children to the Salem Park Wednesday on a wiener roast.

- Green Ridge: Mr. Tom GARRETT called on Noah THOMAS Sunday.

- Mrs. Edith SHULTZ, nee WOLF, of Chicago, returned home Sunday after spending a few days with her cousin, Mrs. Florence SHRIVER. Mrs. SHULTZ, her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis WOLF of Centralia motored to Champaign Sunday to the home of Mr. and Mrs. WOLF’s son-in-law and daughter’s, Mr. and Mrs. Edward WILLIAMS, where they celebrated Mr. WOLF’s birthday at dinner.

- South of Town: Mrs. Bertha SEE is re-employed at Young School for the coming term.

- South of Town: Miss Myrtle HILL closed a successful term of school at Shriver on April 28. A nice program was given that night.

- South of Town: Mrs. Florence WEISS closed a successful term at Woodard School May 6. A large crowd attended the basket dinner at noon and a program in the afternoon. At the close of the program, a lovely gift was presented to Mrs. WEISS. She is re-employed there for the coming term.

- South of Town: Walter and Laura WEISS attended the funeral of Mrs. Lou MEYER in Farina in Farina Tuesday.

- Prairie Grove: Miss Betty WINEGARNER closed a term of school at Prairie Grove Thursday. At the noon hour the patrons gathered in and enjoyed a dinner.

- East Zion: Misses Mary Del and Kathryn SOUTIER and Miss Lela Mae NICHOLS and Virgil LIVESAY and family spent Sunday at the Elmer FRIZZELL home.

- 25 years ago - May 14, 1939:

- Commencement exercises will be held next week for the high school graduates, who were listed.

- The Board of Education held a meeting Friday night and employed the teachers for the coming year at the following salaries:

E.V. LATHAM - $150.00

Bruce CORZINE - $85.00

Laura FISHER - $70.00

Pauline BAGOTT - $50.00

Martha WALKER - $45.00

Ruth DOOLEN - $42.50

Elsie ROHRBOUGH - $42.50

Fannie EAGAN - $42.50

Mary SHRIVER - $47.50

Lon HAMMER was re-employed as janitor at $40.00 per month for 8 months, and $20 per month for 4 months.

- Susan NOEL was born in Pike Co., Ohio on Aug. 1, 1834, and died May 7, 1914. On Dec. 10, 1854, she married John P. SHRIVER who died Dec. 26, 1910. They had 6 children, 2 sons preceded them in death, and the ones surviving are: Peter A. of Sandoval; George W. of Uniontown, Kansas; Mary E., and William H. of this city; and 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the First Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday. A large crowd was in attendance. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Mrs. Sarah DILLON went to Alma Monday to be present at the funeral of her nephew.

- Clarence CONANT came home from Bloomington Saturday where he is attending law school and will remain until after commencement.

- Henry NABOR, Sr., one of the respected and old citizen residing near St. Paul, died last Friday, and was buried Sunday. He made his home in that neighborhood for many years and was one of the substantial German farmers in that community.

- The grade pupils of the Kinmundy school will given an entertainment at the opera house on May 19. To defray expenses a small admission of ten cents will be charged.

- Wm. HARVEY, a farmer residing 4 miles north of this city, died Saturday morning of paralysis. Services was held Monday and interment made at LaClede. Mr. HARVEY was well and favorably known by almost everyone in this part of the county, although he resided in Fayette Co. He was a Civil War veteran. He had been ailing for some time, but his condition was not very serious until about 24 hours before his death.

May 18, 1939:

- Robert LONNON, aged 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. George LONNON, residing in the Elder School District, died in the Centralia Hospital Tuesday. Services were held at the Lovell Grove Church south of Omega with interment in the Church Cemetery. It will be remembered that the deceased was injured in an auto accident on Jan. 24, and has been confined to the Centralia Hospital since, suffering from an infected knee. His leg was removed last week but the shock was too much for the system. Bob was an industrious boy and was liked by everyone who knew him.

- Hiram Gibson LACEY, son of Hiram G. and Sophia (SELL) LACEY, was born in Morrow Co., Ohio on Oct. 13, 1853. At the age of 2 years he came with his parents to Marion Co., Ill. where he resided until the past 2 years, when he lived with his daughter, Mrs. P.J. OTTES at Bloomington, Ill. On Dec. 10, 1890, he married Avis Almira MILLER, who preceded him in death Oct. 17, 1931. They had 10 children: Mrs. Nellie KOLLMAN, deceased; Ronald M. of Normal, Ill.; Raymond G.; Dewey S. of Chapin, Mrs. Myrtle RILEY of Beecher City; Mrs. Hazel OTTES of Bloomington; Mrs. Iris SOLDNER of Kinmundy; Mrs. Avis WOKER of Centralia; Ruth of Bloomington; and Hiram Theodore of Bloomington. When he was married, he settled upon a farm north of Farina until 1905 when he purchased a large farm in Meacham twp. Mr. LACEY was an industrious man and by his own initiative was able to make this place one of the best improved places of the county. He died in the Peoria Hospital where he was taken 3 weeks ago, after he suffered numerous strokes. He leaves 9 children, 11 grandchildren, 1 sister, Mrs. Mary ROBERTS of Farina, and 5 great-grandchildren. Services were held from the Milton LACEY home in Meacham twp. with interment in Elder Cemetery.

- Mr. G. Tom BALLANCE was showing us a stalk of rye which he plucked from his field. The stalk measured almost 7 feet in length. The rye is just now in bloom and with a little more good weather, we can expect a bumper crop, or at least Tom can. Tom remarked that he merely went out into his rye field just to see how it was doing. The rye was so tall that he became lost and tramped down a good deal of it before he found his way out.

- William E. WARREN, son of Henry and Mary WARREN, was born Oct. 6, 1868. He was the oldest of 6 children, 3 boys and 2 girls, the 2 sisters preceded him in death. Willie grew to manhood on his father’s farm north of Kinmundy. In Feb. 1892, he married Lillian Mae DILLMAN, and she died less than 4 years after they were married. They had 1 daughter, Iva May, now Mrs. Ashley HOLIDAY. He married to Birdie HARBOR of Farina on Aug. 30, 1897, and they had 1 daughter, Comaleta, who came to bless their home until her death on April 24, 1931. In early manhood, at the age of 18 years, he joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Kinmundy. Later he became a member of the Free Will Baptist Church at Bonnie, Ill., and on Sept. 8, 1907, he was ordained by the Free Will Baptist Church to preach the gospel. He had been in poor health the past 4 months, never having fully recovered from an attack of the flu. He died May 14, 1939. In addition to his wife and daughter, he leaves 2 brothers, Harry L. and Charles W., and a half-sister, Margaret, all of Kinmundy; 2 grandchildren, Mrs. Lillian HOLIDAY HAMMON of Robison, and Burton HOLIDAY of Springfield; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Church in St. James, Ill. with interment in Gray Cemetery, Kinmundy.

- Mrs. Mary MILLARD passed her 89th milestone yesterday. In honor of the occasion, a few of the neighbors and most intimate friends took dinner with her. She is enjoying fairly good health but admits that she is not as active as she once was.

- V.V. BARCROFT, Superintendent of Schools announces that the Reader’s Digest Award for Scholastic Achievement has been won by Avanell PHILLIPS and Helen MILLER, co-valedictorians of the class of 1939, Kinmundy High School.

- The track season has ended after a very successful year. During the year the Kinmundy High squad won four dual meets, and won the Conference Championship. However, 4 of the outstanding men will leave by graduation, namely, HAMMERS, WILEY, O. WILLIAMS, and Lester McWHIRTER.

- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB visited Sunday at the B.O. GARRETT home.

- North Fork: Jim McNICOL and family, Maurice ADAMS and family, and Donald HERRING and wife were visitors in the Carroll GARRETT home.

- Camp Ground: Born to Wilbur PITMAN and wife last Friday night, a 10 lb. boy.

- Meacham: The Booker School closed last Thursday with Miss Ruth REILMAN as teacher. The patrons of the school surprised the teacher and pupils with a nice dinner.

- Dr. and Mrs. Mark GREER of Vandalia were here Sunday visiting with Dr. GREER’s aunt, Mrs. Fannie LOWE. Dr. GREER called it a Mother’s Day visit, his mother having passed on. Dr. and Mrs. GREER will set sail the first of June to Europe, where Dr. GREER will visit the German Clinics for Post Graduate work.

- Those eating Mother’s Day dinner at the Tom BALLANCE home were: Clyde BALLANCE and wife, Dale BALLANCE and family, Roy HULSEY and family, and Chas. FORD and Mr. HULSEY.

- Green Ridge: Word was received here last week of the death of Mr. and Mrs. Jake THOMAS’ daughter, Nova, who died in Idaho.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and daughters visited Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George LENHART. Mr. and Mrs. Bob ELWELL and family of Odin, Mr. and Mrs. H.H. HOWELL and daughters, and R.W. BAYLIS were callers in the afternoon.

- Shanghai: Mrs. Roy HULSEY and family called Sunday on Mr. John FORD and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Bert FORD of Farina, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles FORD and family of Alma.

- Mother’s Day, Mr. and Mrs. Louie SULLENS entertained at a dinner party in honor of Mrs. SULLENS’ mother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT. There were: Mr. and Mrs. Claude GARRETT and family, Mr. and Mrs. Orie ATKINS and family, Mr. Noah THOMAS and family, Mrs. Fannie LOWE and Mr. Charles DOOLEN in this family party.

- Miletus: Mr. and Mrs. Harry THOMPSON are the proud parents of an 8 lb. boy born Saturday, May 13. He has been given the name of Donald Harry. Miss Virginia KRUTSINGER is with them at present.

May 25, 1939:

- Mrs. George TOMLINSON died at her home in Salem early Monday after an illness of several months. Services were conducted from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Anna Florence, daughter of the late Mary Virginia and Andrew J. FOSTER, was born in Kinmundy on March 10, 1871, and died May 22, 1939. Her early life was spent in Kinmundy and it was here that she married George P. TOMLINSON, also of that city. They had 4 children, 2 sons and twin daughters, namely, Lyle of West Frankfort; Duane of Springfield; Mrs. Helen HART of Springfield, and Mrs. Lucille KELLUMS of Chicago. There are also 4 grandchildren, George, David and baby Mary, all children of Mr. and Mrs. Duane TOMLINSON, and Virginia Kay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence KELLUMS. 2 brothers, Orville of Chicago Heights, Clyde of Chicago, and a sister, Etta of Little Rock, Ark., also survive. She was a member of the Salem Methodist Church, and the Eastern Star.

- Robert Louis LONNON, only son of George R. and Virdie LONNON, was born in Omega twp. on Aug. 19, 1915, and died in Centralia Hospital on May 16, 1939. Bob or Bobbie as he was called by intimate friends, attended the rural schools from which he graduated in 1930. On Jan. 24, 1939, he was injured in an automobile accident which caused his death. For almost 4 months he fought a gallant fight for life. He leaves his parents, 2 sisters, Mrs. Lois ALDERSON of Alma twp., and Myrle at home, 2 nieces, Rogene and Rosalie ALDERSON, uncles, aunts and cousins. Services were held from Lovell Grove Christian Church with interment in the adjoining cemetery. The acting pallbearers were Merle WALKINGTON, Jack LEWIS, Earl SEE, Morris WHITE, Willard Merle LONG and Jack BARKSDALE. The honorary pall bearers were Herbert ANDERSON, John SHAFFER, Dan HEISTAND, Lee BARKSDALE, Floyd BASS, and George ARNOLD.

- Miss Leona SHANAFELT of Salem and Mr. Ace WIGGINS of Sandoval were married Sunday in St. Johns, Mo. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ike SHANAFELT of this community, and has had employment in Salem. The groom is employed by the Gulf Oil Co. They will make their home in Centralia.

- Mr. and Mrs. Glenn JAHRAUS are rejoicing over the arrival of a 7 lb. daughter, who made her appearance Tuesday, May 16. She has been named Virginia Mae.

- Frances KLINE, senior girl, received an award for citizenship from the Daughters of the American Revolution.

- Dale CONANT, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill CONANT, returned home Tuesday from the Shriner’s Hospital in St. Louis. This lad has been a patient of this hospital several times but this time, has been there since Nov. 18th. We are happy to say that his hand has been straightened out and he is able to use it some. It will be remembered that this lad was afflicted with paralysis a few years ago caused from a fall while playing.

- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Merle JONES have a baby girl born Sunday.

- Brown: Mr. and Mrs. Doil MULVANY have a baby girl born May 20.

- Brown: This community was very deeply grieved to hear of the death of Dale WAGGONER. Several from here attended the funeral at Bee Branch Church May 20.

- Wilson School: On Sunday, 24 young people gathered at the KLEISS home and gave Miss Mildred a very pleasant birthday surprise. Games were played and refreshments of ice cream and cake were served. Those attending were John KOBERLIEN of St. Elmo; Willadean KNISELEY of Centralia; Merle and Helen KOBERLEIN of Tolono; Mary LITTLETON, Arthur and Edward KRAMER, Alva and Richard STOCK of Farina; George STOCK and Marie ROEDL of Loogootee; Frederick and Dolores STOCK of Effingham; Ray and Pauline VANDEVEER; Victor METZGER; Lucille SHAFFER, Charles and Frances KLINE, Annette and Guin VALLOW and Helen and Harold KLEISS. Other guests were Mrs. Jennie STOCK and Mr. and Mrs. D.H. VANDEVEER and Lester.

- Wilson School: Fred KLEISS and family attended a birthday dinner Sunday at the Chas METZGER home. The occasion was the birthday of Mrs. METZGER.

- Pleasant Grove: Dale WAGGONER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe WAGGONER of near Bee Branch, while working in the field with his father Thursday afternoon, was killed by lightening. The services were held at the Bee Branch and interment was made in Iuka Cemetery. Besides his parents he leaves a wife and small child.

- Pleasant Grove: The Ladies’ Aid was called off last Wednesday and will meet this Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Marjorie DEADMOND.

- Swift School: Russell SWIFT and family and Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Raymond SWIFT.

- Swift School: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Carroll GARRETT and family.

- Swift School: Mrs. Pid GARRETT spent a few days with her mother, Mrs. Margaret GRAMLEY.

- 25 years ago - May 21, 1914:

- R.P. McBRYDE and wife left Monday evening for Nashville in answer to a message announcing the death of his mother, Mrs. J.B. McBRYDE, who for many years was a resident of this city.

- Mrs. W.B. ROSS and son, Will, left Tuesday morning for Martinsville, Ind., where Mrs. ROSS expects to remain several weeks and take treatment and rheumatism. Will will return home the later part of the week after spending a day or 2 with his aunt, Mrs. Pleasant LITTON, at Elletsville.

- Mrs. C.J. HILLER and daughters, Miss Matilda and Mrs. B.J. ROTAN were in Farina Sunday attending the funeral of Mrs. REITZ.

- Mrs. Isaac WAINSCOTT returned home Saturday evening from Champaign where she has been taking treatment from an osteopath, and is very much improved, being able to walk from her home to town and back Saturday night, which she has not been able to do for the past 5 years.

- Leon HANNA returned home Saturday from Charleston where he has been attending the spring term at Normal.

- Mrs. Elizabeth KILLIE left Tuesday for Coweta, Okla. to visit her daughter, Miss Evelyn. She will also visit her brother, Clate OSBORNE, whom she has not seen for over 25 years, before returning home.

- Uncle "Tom" POTTER, residing about 6 miles southeast of this city, died early Sunday morning of paralysis. Services were held Monday afternoon and interment made in the Cockrell Cemetery. The deceased was one of the oldest settlers in that neighborhood and was respected by all.

- Word has been received here of the death of W.B. ROSS, a railroad contractor, at Maryville, Kansas, yesterday. Burial will be in Maryville. The deceased was a brother of Mrs. Mary JACK and resided here about 40 years ago, since which he has lived in St. Louis. He was afflicted with heart trouble and had gone to Maryville a few days before his death thinking the change would do him some good, but he was too late.

- Henry JARHOUSE, residing north of this city, is driving a new auto.

- Miss Irene SEE has returned home from Carbondale where she has been attending school.

- Several Kinmundy people attended the W.C.T.U. silver medal contest at Alma Saturday night in which little Alice READNOUR won the medal.

- Sunday afternoon the small son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira C. MORRIS, residing northwest of town, almost met with a fatal accident by being kicked in the head by a young horse. Dr. MILLER was called and dressed the wound and the little fellow is getting along nicely.

- 25 years ago - May 28, 1914:

- Pleasant ROBNETT has his garage about completed and is doing business.

- Monday evening Dr. MILLER reported the arrival of twins, a boy and a girl, at the home of Fred KLEISS and wife 3 miles south of this city. Some of the neighbors think Fred will discontinue farming for the remainder of the year, but we hardly believe it if it rains.

June 1, 1939:

- Daniel Patrick O’BRIEN was born near Pesotum, Ill. on Dec. 18, 1862, the son of Thomas and Johanna FLYNN O’BRIEN. He was one of a family of four children, and remained on his father’s farm until 17 years of age, when he became a railroad employee. In October 1892, he came to Kinmundy as a section foreman for the Illinois Central Railroad. In November 1893 he married Miss Margaret ROONEY of this city, and they had 4 daughters: Josephine SNOW of E. St. Louis; Amelda VALLOW of Kinmundy; Marie DONOVAN of Clinton; and Cornelia at home. Soon after their marriage, Mr. O’BRIEN was transferred to the yards at Carbondale and later spent a few years as extra gang foreman on the St. Louis Division of the I.C.R.R. In 1912, he was awarded the foremanship of the north section in Kinmundy which he served until his retirement Jan. 1, 1933. He was a member of St. Philomena’s Church of Kinmundy, and was the last survivor of his family. Since his retirement from active service, his health has gradually failed, until 10 days before his death, he took to his bed. He died May 27, 1939. Besides his wife and 4 daughters, he leaves 8 grandchildren, 6 nieces and 4 nephews. Services were held from St. Philomena’s Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- The 51st annual K.H.S. Alumni reception was held Saturday in the High School Gym. The ladies of the Christian Church served dinner to 182 members and guests. On roll call, Mr. E.C. BARGH and Mrs. Allie D. NELMS, were the oldest members present, having graduated with the class of 1881. To the class of 1896, Mr. Herbert DEW of Minneapolis, Minn., answered present, and he stated he hadn’t attended since his graduation. It was also interesting to note that there happened to be 3 generations present for this meeting, namely, Mrs. Anna HARVEY, class of 1890, Mrs. Dorcas MILLER, ‘17, and Miss Helen MILLER, ‘39. At the close of the business meeting, Wayne PIGG was elected president for the ensuing year, Miss Lora JONES, Vice President, and Margaret HICKMAN, Secretary-Treasurer. Glenn WHITE’s Orchestra furnished music and the remainder of the evening was spent in dancing. A list of those attending from out-of-town was included.

- Mr. and Mrs. E.O. ZIMMER and daughter, Alice Marie, were in Neoga Saturday afternoon attending the burial service of Mr. ZIMMER’s uncle.

- The Booker baseball team are having an ice cream social at the Meacham townhouse June 10. Anyone wishing to donate a cake, sugar, eggs, milk, or any article to help the team should see one of the players. The team consists of the following players: ROBB, Cliff OLDEN, F. PRUETT, W. JOHNSON, Hugh LACEY, MAHAFEE, Arlie SLANE, O. BURKETT, J. BOYD, Clifford LEMAY, W.G. HAYS, Manager, and Hugh COPPLE, Assistant Manager. The proceeds of the ice cream social are to be used to buy bats, balls, gloves, and other materials for the team as there will be no admission charge to the games this summer.

- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Pearle LENHART visited Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and family.

- Shanghai: Sunday visitors at the Roy HULSEY home were: Mr. and Mrs. Tom BALLANCE, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene FORD of Farina, Mr. and Mrs. Ed FORD of Alma, and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BALLANCE.

- Mrs. Elizabeth KILLIE returned home from a visit in Oklahoma and was accompanied by her daughter, Miss Evelyn, who just closed another successful school year in the Waggoner schools.

- Wilson School: Fred KLEISS and family enjoyed ice cream and cake at the Chester KLINE home last Wednesday in honor of Check’s natal day.

- Meacham: Mr. Ike BOSTON had for his Sunday dinner guests his children: Mr. Ray MERRITT and family of Savoy; Mrs. Jap SUMPTER and sister, Gladys, of Wakashan, Wis.; and Louie BOSTON and their families of Ohio; Mrs. Otto BRANSON and children of Tolono; and Mr. Lavern BOSTON of Chicago.

- Mr. and Mrs. Frank GARRETT and family of Granite City were here over the weekend, guests of Mrs. GARRETT’s brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest JONES.

- 25 years ago - June 4, 1914:

- A beautiful wedding occurred June 3, at the home of Rev. SPICER of Odin for H. Morris DAVIS of this city and Miss Grayce HOCKER of Keysport, Ill. Miss Carrie HOCKER of this city accompanied them.

- Wm. B. ROSS left Tuesday for Martinsville, Ind. and was accompanied home by his mother, who has been there the past 2 weeks receiving treatment for rheumatism.

- The baseball game Sunday between Sandoval and Kinmundy was very closely contested , the score being 7 to 7 at the end of the ninth inning, when the game had to be called to let the visiting team get home on the evening train. It will probably be completed at some future date.

- Harry EAGAN was in Sandoval Friday and Saturday working at the barber trade.

- Ellis VALLOW of Livingston, arrived here Saturday to visit his father, the first time in 8 years. He is the same Ellis that he was when he left Kinmundy many years ago.

June 8, 1939:

- Word has been received here by friends from Mr. and Mrs. Maurice B. NELSON of Tolono that they expect to sail June 12, from New York for Denmark, Sweden, Norway, France and England. They are to be abroad 2 months. Mr. NELSON left Denmark when a lad of 14 years and this is his first visit to his native country since. He has 4 sisters there whom they expect to visit. Mrs. NELSON is a former Kinmundy girl, being Miss Nellie BEAVER and both have many friends here.

- Mr. and Mrs. Leo E. DONOVAN moved their household goods to Clinton Monday where Mr. DONOVAN has a position as supervisor for the I.C.R.R. Mrs. DONOVAN was accompanied to her new home by her mother, Mrs. Dan O’BRIEN, and sister, Cornelia. The residence vacated by the DONOVANs is now being occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Pat WILLIAMS.

- Mrs. Finette CROSSETT was committed to the Alton State Hospital last Thursday. We are truly sorry to hear of this and sincerely hope her health will improve soon.

- Wilma Jean FULFER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rube FULFER, underwent an operation in the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia Monday for appendicitis. She is getting along just fine.

- The Bass season opened officially Thursday but due to the rain, most of the nimrods did not get to try their luck until the following day. But on Friday about everybody and his brother were trying their best to snag one. We believe we can declare Bud MOTCH the champion on this day as he landed a dandy weighing 4˝ lbs.

- Misses Florence JACK and Ruth ROHRBOUGH entertained in honor of Miss Mary MINER, Saturday at the home of Miss JACK. The entertainment was a pre-nuptial shower, one of several given by friends here and in Belleville. Miss MINER will marry Mr. Herbert MORROW of E. St. Louis on June 24. Pinocle was played throughout the evening.

- On May 22, 1939 little Shirley Ann JONES came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Merle JONES. She died June 2, 1939. She leaves besides her parents, 1 brother, Floyd, and 1 sister, Betty, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. LOWE. Services were held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Cecil LOWE, formerly of this community, has been named Who’s Who among American Colleges. It will be remembered that some 3 or 4 years ago, Cecil gave up his farming activities and went into the ministry. He has been attending McKendree College at Lebanon and is the pastor of the M.E. Church at Beaucoup. Cecil is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. LOWE and was born July 11, 1898, west of this city. Since attending college, he has been on the honor roll each semester and has high honors in English, Philosophy, Religion and Biology. He will receive his A.B. degree and plans to continue in the ministry.

- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Carl ARNOLD, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus ARNOLD and son, Mac, spent Sunday in Patoka at the Edwin ARNOLD home.

- East Zion: Miss Nellie Mae JONES started in Monday attending Brown’s Business College at Centralia.

- East Zion: Miss Ruth BASSETT spent Saturday night and Sunday with Miss Norma Dell GARRETT.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Francis SIPES motored to Carbondale Thursday and were accompanied by their daughter, Marion, who has just completed the winter term of school at S.I.N.U.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde HIESTAND, Mr. and Mrs. Claude HIESTAND and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph HIESTAND attended the funeral of Mrs. Raymond WILLIAMS in Iuka last Tuesday. Mrs. WILLIAMS died in the Centralia hospital leaving an infant baby only a few days old, besides other relatives.

- Pleasant Grove: The Aid met last Wednesday with Mrs. Bertha SEE.

- Miss Grace ARNOLD of Cincinnati, Miss Ruby ARNOLD of Chicago, and Mrs. Clyde BECHTELHEIMER and daughter, Mary Kay of Waterloo, came Sunday to spend the week with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan ARNOLD.

- Charles YOUNG returned home Saturday evening from Chicago where he had finished his first year at University of Illinois College of Medicine.

- Carl PRUETT is home to spend summer vacation. Carl was a sophomore at Illinois University the past year.

- Swift School: Mr. and Mrs. R.H. GREEN were host and hostess to a dinner Sunday in honor of the birthday of their mother, Mrs. Gertrude WADE and their son, Keith, who’s birthdays were June 5. Those partaking of the dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Ed DILLON, Mr. and Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER, Miss Anna DILLON, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn ROBB and sons, Richard and Daryl.

- Swift School: Dow GREEN and wife of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Icy GARRETT spent Sunday evening with the Orie ATKINS family.

- Meadow Branch: Robert and Kathryn MARSHALL and Bryant McINTOSH spent Friday evening with Marvin and Ruth BASSETT.

- Meacham: Richard ROBB was one of the 90 graduates in Salem Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON, Mr. and Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER, and Miss Anna DILLON attended the commencement exercises.

- Meacham: Misses Mable and Inez FOSTER of Brubaker called on Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL Tuesday afternoon.

- 25 years ago - June 11, 1914:

- Bryan HOWELL has gone to Charleston and accepted a good position in a bakery and confectionery.

- Mrs. Chas. VALLOW and children have moved from O’Fallon to this city and occupy the property in the west part of town. They were former residents here.

- John ROBB, who is attending Brown’s Business College in Centralia, spent Saturday and Sunday at home.

- Leon HANNA returned home Sunday from Charleston where he has been attending Eastern Illinois Normal.

- Mrs. S.B. BASCOM of Farina visited in this city Saturday and Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. F.O. GRISSOM. Her daughter, Miss Carrie BASCOM, returned to her work in St. Louis Sunday morning, being employed as a nurse in the Missouri Baptist Home.

- Mayor MENDENHALL, Capt. A.W. SONGER and Tilton WILSON attended the State Encampment of the G.A.R. at Mattoon last Thursday and Friday as delegates from Hick’s post of this city. The encampment was a big success. Although the weather was extremely warm, there was no sickness among the 2000 "old vets" in attendance. Mrs. A.A. TOMLINSON of Alma represented the G.A.R. Ladies of Kinmundy.

- Miss Evangeline PARRILL returned last Thursday from Havana where she had been employed in the public schools there for the past four years.

- John RICHARDSON, who has been spending 2 weeks at home with his parents, left Thursday for Marshaltown, Iowa where he joined the ballteam for the remainder of the season.

- Eugene GARRETT, who is working extra as operator for the C. & E.I. was called to Altamont Monday to relieve the agent at that place for several days. Although Gene is working extra the company keeps him on the move all the time and he is always busy.

June 15, 1939:

- Boyd Jewell YATES, 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Orie YATES, residing east of this city, was struck and instantly killed by lightening during a storm Friday afternoon. He was driving a bunch of young chicks to shelter and was crawling thru a wire fence when lightening struck a tree nearby, jumping to the fence. The mother witnessed the accident from her back porch and was slightly injured from the bolt. The boy’s body was severely burned in several places. Services were held from the Meacham Baptist Church Sunday with interment in Elder Cemetery. Boyd Jewel YATES came to bless the home of Ora and Lillian YATES on July 3, 1925 at Bement, Ill., and died June 9, 1939. Boyd attended the Loan Star School. He leaves his parents, brothers, Levern, Junior, Dale, and Lowell; 1 sister, Pauline; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles YATES, and Mrs. Sarah MULVANY. Two brothers, Richard and Rollin, preceded him in death in infancy.

- The West Side Birthday Club met with Mr. and Mrs. M.E. HELM Monday and enjoyed their usual potluck dinner. All members were present. The occasion was in honor of Mrs. HELM’s birthday. Mrs. Byron BARBEE baked the cake.

- Wayne ROBB, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli ROBB residing on the Will JACK farm east of this city, brought in some leg bands from a pigeon Tuesday. One band was rubber with the number 181 while the other was meal bearing the number 31653 Au 38 Chicago. Wayne said he noticed the pigeon come there early that morning and just sit around. It stayed there all day and that evening he noticed it fall from the roof of the shed. He picked it up and found it was dead. Then he removed the leg bands. This was no doubt a racing pigeon. Just what caused its death is unknown.

- The children and grandchildren of the late M.M. and Nellie PRUETT held their first annual Reunion Sunday, June 11 at the Bryan Park in Salem. Those in attendance were: Horace PRUETT; Mr. and Mrs. Frank McGEE of Flora; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. WOOD, Mr. and Mrs. Harry WOOD of Louisville; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. REED and daughters, Helen and Hazel of Granite City; Mrs. Blanche PATTERSON, Mr. and Mrs. Ernie USEMAN and son of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde PRUETT and Harry PRUETT of Kinmundy; Mr. and Mrs. Kleon PRUETT and sons, Richard and John of Sandford, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne JONES of Rantoul; Mr. and Mrs. Robert STIBBINGS and son of Champaign; Mrs. Daisy PRUETT and sons, Merlyn and Vance, and 3 grandchildren, of Pana.

- There will be a basket dinner at the Christian Church in Sandoval on June 18 celebrating the 50th anniversary of that church.

- Mrs. George CONANT, who has been spending the winter in Urbana, with her son, James, a student at U. of I., is here to be with her mother, Mrs. Harriet DeVORE, during the summer.

- Lottie Sue O’NEIL was born to Mr. and Mrs. Otis O’NEIL in the Mark Greer Hospital on June 9 and passed away on June 13. Services were held from the Chapel in the Hammer Mortuary with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. O’NEIL returned home from the hospital Tuesday and is doing very nicely.

- Misses Florence JACK, Helen MORGAN, Alice FRENCH, and Mr. Earl YUND left Sunday for Carbondale where they enrolled at the Southern Illinois Normal University for the teachers’ summer term.

- Pleasant Grove: Flora REPEC and friend, Kenneth BLOYD, left Thursday for California where they expect to get work.

- Pleasant Grove: Normal MEADOR, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. David MEADOR, living west of Brubaker, died last Saturday in the Olney Sanitarum. Services were held Monday at Zion Church.

- Green Ridge: Mr. Frank HOREJSI was called to Chicago Thursday on account of the death of his brother-in-law.

- Prairie Grove: Ed HAWKEY and family attended the funeral of Mr. NIRIDER at West Point Church Wednesday.

- Prairie Grove: Mrs. Hazel McCARTY is the proud owner of a new power washer.

- Meacham: Mr. John CRAIN died suddenly Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. BRIMBERRY. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the home with burial in Phillips Cemetery.

- Meacham: Mrs. Myrtle PERRY received word of the death by lightening of her nephew, Boyd YATES.

- Meadow Branch: Verne SCHOONOVER was operated on for appendicitis at Centralia Hospital last Wednesday. He will be brought back to his home this Wednesday.

- Miletus: Several from this vicinity attended the funeral of John GOEN Sunday p.m. at Oskaloosa. He died very suddenly at his home Friday p.m., although he had been in failing health for some time.

- Miletus: Mr. John CRAIN passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Raleigh BRIMBERRY Sunday. Services were held at the home with interment in Phillips Cemetery.

- Miletus: Neily GOEN was taken to Olney Sanitarium Monday. The doctor reports him a sufferer of cancer.

- 25 years ago - June 18, 1914:

- On June 10, 1914, at the home of the bride’s parents, occurred the marriage of Mr. Clinton FARTHING of near Salem, and Miss Ruth SPYKER. About 30 relatives and friends witnessed the ceremony which was pronounced by the bride’s uncle, Rev. Theo SPYKER of Pontiac, and her pastor, Rev. J.W. WILLIS.

- Geo. F. SWAIN left Tuesday for Topeka, Kansas where he will work in the harvest fields and probably remain several weeks.

- John J. MANION, of Mt. Vernon, well known in this city, died very suddenly Tuesday of hemorrhage of the brain, caused by the bursting of a blood vessel while coughing.

- Mrs. J.C. PINKERTON left yesterday morning for Green Forrest, Ark, where she will join her husband and where they will make their home.

- The Kinmundy Christian Church celebrated their 14th anniversary June 14, 1914. An able sermon was delivered in the morning by Elder F.O. FANNON, and at noon dinner was served in the basement to all present. In the afternoon the annual roll call was responded to by short talks and quotations of scripture by those present. At the afternoon session 4 additions were received, 1 by letter and 3 by confession. At 7:30 Elder FANNON preached a sermon.

- The body of J.H. TAYLOR who died in Deland last Tuesday arrived here Wednesday evening and was buried Thursday. Mr. TAYLOR was one of the old and respected citizens of the vicinity for many years.

- A large number of the Kinmundy people attended the German picnic at Jasper’s grove last Saturday.

- Mrs. James A. ARNOLD, who has been visiting near here several weeks with her mother, Mrs. Susan HOLT and family, left Saturday for St. Louis, where she met her husband, and they returned to their home in Texas.

June 22, 1939:

- Mrs. Esther HANNA, wife of Dr. H.L. HANNA of this city, died at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia on Friday after being confined more than 4 months in the hospital. Death was attributed to cancer. She was 59 years old. Born near Harrisburg, Penn. on March 25, 1880, she moved to the Kinmundy community when a child and spent most of her life there. She married first to Fred GEORGE, who died in 1921, and later to Dr. HANNA in 1938, who survives along with 3 daughters, 11 step-children, 4 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers. She was a life long member of the Methodist Church, a member of the Royal Neighbors Lodge, the Eastern Star, and Rebekah Lodge of Kinmundy. The 3 daughters surviving are: Mrs. John JASPER, Mrs. C.E. RUPE and Mrs. Harley T. BALDRIDGE, all of Centralia; 2 brothers, James CASE of Loogootee, and Samuel CASE of Moorehouse, Mo.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary BALLIET of Odin, and Mrs. B.O. BOGGS of Centralia; 4 grandchildren, John JASPER, Arminda and Zola Mae RUPE, and Harley BALDRIDGE all of Centralia. Services were held from the Roy T. BALDRIDGE funeral home in Centralia Sunday, with another funeral held at the M.E. Church in this city. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery. Relatives from out-of-town attending services were listed.

- Miss Helen MORGAN entertained 10 guests to dinner at Southern Gardens Saturday evening honoring Miss Mary MINER, who is to be married to Mr. Herbert H. MORROW at the invitational wedding at the Christian Church June 24.

- Arvilla Victoria McMAYHILL BASSETT was born June 12, 1864, and died June 17, 1939. She married Nathaniel BASSETT in 1891 and they had 2 children, Bessie and Albert. Bessie died when she was 6 years old. Besides her son of near Xenia, she leaves 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers Preston McMAYHILL of Lovington, Ill. and Sam McMAYHILL of Kansas City, Kansas. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Booker for 26 years. Services were held from the Sailor Springs Christian Church in Clay county with interment in Dillman Cemetery nearby. The Hammer Mortuary had charge of the body.

- Mrs. Lulu FINK died at her home in Los Angeles, Cal. on June 8. She was entered in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale. The deceased was born in Kinmundy July 7, 1869, daughter of B.W. BLAKESLEE, a prominent merchant of this city a generation ago. She is survived by 1 brother, James W. BLAKESLEE of Los Angeles.

- The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis BURKETT in Meacham twp. was struck by lightening Monday morning, knocking off considerable weather boarding and splintering a couple of oak studding. Luckily the house did not catch fire, and luckily no one was hurt.

- The Hughey Bros. Shows pitched their tents in the City Park Sunday and are here for the whole week. They have several rides, shows and concessions. They are a good clean carnival.

- Mrs. Eli DOOLEN and 2 children, Sherman Eli and Patsy Ann, arrived here Friday from Los Angeles, Calif. where they will make their home.

- Meacham: Mrs. Dora HEICHER and family attended the HEICHER family reunion held at the home of Mrs. Ezra FELLERS, Sunday. About 50 were present, some from Vincennes, Ind., Detroit, Mich., and St. Louis, among them her son, Orville.

- Meacham: Sunday, "Dad’s Day" was observed by the Community Birthday Club by the members and families going to the Bryan Memorial Park for a picnic dinner. A fine birthday cake was also baked for E.G. DILLON.

- Wilson School: Mr. and Mrs. Marion SHUFELDT took their son, Kenneth, to Vandalia Hospital Monday where he had his tonsils removed.

- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. James OSBORN spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. James BASSETT.

- East Zion: Mrs. Mark ARNOLD and little daughter, Mrs. James BASSETT and daughters, Mrs. Eli GREEN and Mrs. Grace CHANCE called Friday on Mrs. A.D. NICHOLS and daughter.

- Brown: Buren FOGERSON returned home Thursday following an operation for appendicitis at Olney Hospital. On Saturday, the doctor was called to see him. It was feared the he might be taking pneumonia.

- Brown: On Sunday, during the electrical storm, Ora RITTER’s barn was struck by lightening, and 4 cows, 1 veal calf, 1 hog and some harness were destroyed.

- Mrs. Harold A. KAESER and little Barbara Sue are in Murphysboro visiting her parents, Rev. and Mrs. BUSH, while Mr. KAESER is in Urbana attending the summer term at Illinois University.

- Mr. Lester HOWELL was called home from U. of I. to attend the funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. Nancy GREEN.

- Mr. and Mrs. Dwight CURRIE have a daughter, Nancy Louise, born Thursday night.

- 25 years ago - June 25, 1914:

- The electric light plant has been shut down since Saturday night on account of a leak in the boiler.

- Will and Frank GREEN of Foster twp. unloaded a new steam engine here Monday to use in the mill and shredding business.

- George H. BARGH returned home Sunday from Champaign where he graduated from the University.

- Ben GARRETT, Mark SWIFT, and Frank HENSLEY and Hubert FISHER were in Salem Sunday afternoon.

- Miss Pauline BAGOTT left Monday form Champaign where she will attend the summer term at Illinois University.

- Mrs. Chas. F. PRUETT went to Salem Saturday to visit Ufa HOUSH, who is afflicted with typhoid fever.

- The Kinmundy School Board has purchased 5 drinking fountains that will be installed in the new building before the commencement of school next fall. The individual drinking cups has become a nuisance and the fountains will do away with the cups. Such are need in the public wells along our street.

- J. Shull SEE, residing 6 miles southeast of this city, returned on Tuesday night from St. Louis where he had been for several weeks receiving surgical and medical treatment. He is looking fine and feels that he is permanently cured. This makes the fifth time the knife has been applied and it is hoped it will be the last.

- Geo. P. TOMLINSON, W.W. NEIL, J.F. DONOVAN, and F.O. GRISSOM accompanied Chas. B. ROHRBOUGH on an auto trip Tuesday, visiting Vernon and Patoka. That part of Marion county is suffering for rain a great deal worse that we are in this vicinity. Many fields of corn are entirely ruined by the chinch bugs that have left the wheat fields and gone into the corn.

June 29, 1939:

- Miss Mary E. MINER and Mr. Herbert H. MORROW were married at the Christian Church on June 24. Mrs. Clifford WESSEL, sister of the groom, was maid of honor, and Dr. C.T. MINER, brother of the bride, was best man. Immediately after the ceremony, the wedding party was invited to the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.E. MINER, where a delicious supper was served. Only the immediate families of the bride and groom and a few close friends were in attendance at the wedding. The couple will reside in Belleville. A list of those attending was included.

- Nancy Agnes PETERS GREEN was born on Jan. 6, 1861 in Fayette Co., Ill., and died at her home in Foster twp. on June 18, 1939. She married Philip GREEN on Feb. 5, 1878, and they had 11 children. She was preceded in death by the 3 eldest. Twin daughters died in infancy, and 1 son, Thomas J., died in 1898 at the age of 15. Her husband died on Feb. 2, 1908. She is survived by the following children: I.F. and W.L. of Kinmundy; J.F. of California; Bertha, Mae and Mrs. Myrtle LANSFORD of Kinmundy; Lucian E. of South Bend; and Anna Belle of Houston, Texas. Also 1 half-sister, Mrs. Etta JONES, 9 nephews, and 15 grandchildren. She was united with the M.E. Church at Arnold’s Chapel in early life. She has enjoyed fairly good health until 2 weeks ago when it began to fail rapidly. Services were held June 22 with interment in Sandy Branch Cemetery. Those attending from a distance were listed.

- Howard ROBB, son of Mrs. Lois ROBB, underwent an emergency operation for appendicitis yesterday in Effingham Hospital. He has been attending school in Centralia and took sick with an attack Tuesday night. He was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning.

- Rev. W.E. WILLIAMS was called to Tower Hill Tuesday night on account of the death of his father-in-law, Mr. SILKNITTER. Mrs. WILLIAMS and 2 daughters have been there for the past 3 weeks helping care for him.

- Dr. G.P. DOUGHERTY moved his household effects to Farina last week, to the property he recently purchased. He will maintain his office here in the same location for a few weeks and then move it into the business district.

- Charles DAVIDSON, son of Dr. and Mrs. Scott DAVIDSON of Chicago, had the honor of having his picture appear in the Chicago Daily News on June 12 with Col. Roy F. FARRAND presenting him with a medal for being the most efficient member of his detachment of 20 boys at St. John’s Military Academy. Charles is 11 years old and attended the academy this past year, and is the youngest lad in attendance at the school. Mrs. DAVIDSON and Charley were here the past week visiting Mrs. DAVIDSON’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.C. BARGH.

- Mr. and Mrs. Jackson PFEFFER of Lebanon have a baby daughter born in Barnes Hospital on June 20. The mother was formerly Miss Lora DOOLEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward DOOLEN.

- Mrs. Levi EAST of Salem, but a former resident of this city, died in the Olney Sanitarium Tuesday following a stroke of apoplexy, suffered in her home that morning.

- Leroy GREEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robb GREEN, is attending the Boys’ State in Springfield. This encampment sponsored by the American Legion and is 1 week duration. The encampment is held on the State Fairgrounds at the new boys’ dorm recently completed for the use of 4H boys while attending the fair.

- Sunday the DISS family held their annual reunion at Kitchel Park in Pana where there was an attendance of 140. Those attending from Kinmundy were: Mr. and Mrs. Orville DISS and son, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell DISS and son, Mr. and Mrs. Howard DISS and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles BLOMBERG and family, Miss Beulah DISS and Mr. and Mrs. Francis HAMMER.

- On June 24, 1939, Clare R. HEATON died. He was the only son of Geo. Newport and Alice M. HEATON, and was born April 14, 1860, 2 miles south of Kinmundy on what is known as the Snelling Farm. On the day he was 2 years old, he with his parents moved across the field to their new home, later known as the Geo. N. HEATON home, and now occupied by Chester KLINE and family. In this home, together with 4 sisters, he grew to manhood. While a young man, he traveled a great deal, visiting more than half the states in the union, but he always called Kinmundy his home. At last, wishing to establish a home of his own, he went to Tuckerman, Arkansas to get his bride and on Oct. 7, 1896, he married Matilda Caroline GRIFFIN in St. Louis, Mo. Returning to Kinmundy they built themselves a home, where he loved to be with his wife, and 2 children, a son and daughter, John and Hester. Here he remained until his death. 3 years ago, he suffered the loss of his son, John. His parents and 2 sisters, Mrs. Jesse NELMS and Mrs. Georgia MAIZE preceded him in death some years ago. He leaves his wife, and daughter, 2 sisters, Mrs. Grace TOWNSEND of Beulah, Colo., and Miss Lois HEATON of Los Angeles, Cal.; 1 sister-in-law, Mrs. Nora CHURCHMAN of Pine Bluff, Ark.; 2 brothers-in-law, M.G. SEE of Tuckerman, Ark. and John NELMS of Kinmundy, 3 nephews, and 4 nieces. Services were held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Kinmundy 4H Clubs will broadcast over KMOX Saturday for a half hour. The program will be under the direction of the local club leaders, Mr. and Mrs. J.N. VALLOW. Those taking part in the program will be Guin VALLOW, Burl GREEN, Howard MILNER, Francis KOLB, Carl VALLOW, Harold KLEISS, Willadean SHAFFER, Francis KLINE, Annette VALLOW, Marjorie BAILEY, Helen PRUETT, and Lillian JACKSON.

- Meacham: Mr. Frank HARRIS was taken to the Greer Hospital in Vandalia Hospital in Vandalia Monday and operated on Tuesday for hernia. He stood the operation very well.

- Meacham: Several from this vicinity attended the funeral of Henry JASPER Thursday.

- Meacham: Mr. James KAGY is the owner of a new Allis Chalmers tractor.

- Mr. E.C. BARGH received word Wednesday of the death of his cousin, Miss Kate NAYLOR, who died of a heart attack at her home in Chicago.

- Miletus: Mr. Neily GOEN is reported in critical condition.

- Miletus: Mr. and Mrs. Emmitt MULVANY are the proud owners of a new radio, presented them by their son, Claude and wife, of Chicago.

- Mr. Riley WILLIAMS received a message yesterday announcing the death of his son-in-law, Mr. ELLIS, of Chicago.

- From the "Zatso" column: Roy MISELBROOK, the champion fox chaser of Meacham twp. came with a small sack of berries. He called them "boisenberries", and they were the largest berries I have ever seen.

- Mr. and Mrs. Carl HEADLEY and family of Flint, Mich. are here visiting their parents, the Win HEADLEY and Bert GARRETT families.

- Mr. and Mrs. Fred BOYD have a baby boy born June 19, weight 7 lbs., and named Charles Richard.

- Prairie Grove: Estus NORMAN and wife entertained the following in their home Sunday, in honor of their parents, Monroe HOLMES and wife’s 40th anniversary: Raymond STARK and wife from Mt. Vernon; Monroe HOLMES and wife, Henry STARK and wife, Sell HOWELL and wife, Mrs. Elmer HOLMES and children, Grandma LACKEY and Elsie SWITZER.

- Prairie Grove: Glen SIGRIST and wife entertained several young folks in their home Sunday evening in honor of his sister, Leona SIGRIST’s 18th birthday.

- Prairie Grove: Several attended the funeral of Henry JASPER in Farina Thursday afternoon.

- Meadow Branch: Mr. Carl GREEN called at the home of Robert MARSHALL Sunday afternoon. Carl is taking his vacation and visiting home folks. He will soon return to his school at Billings, Montana where he is majoring in mathematics.

- Green Ridge: Mr. Tom GARRETT spent Sunday with Paul THOMAS.

- 25 years ago - July 2, 1914:

- Clinton KITCHEN, residing near Omega, met with quite a serious illness Monday while working at COPPLE’s sawmill. In the line of his duty, he went to remove a stick from under the saw and in some manner his left hand came in contact with the saw and the hand was cut off back of the knuckles. Dr. MILLER was called and in less than an hour and a half, the doctor had the patient in the Salem Hospital on the operating table. The remainder of the hand was removed just above the wrist and the unfortunate man is doing nicely. It is a very sad blow to Mr. KITCHEN. He is a young man with a family and had to depend on his labor for a living.

- A 10 lb. boy was born at the home of Fred ALEXANDER and wife Monday morning.

- Ben GARRETT is now driving a new Buick and it certainly is a dandy.

- Mrs. M.J. BOONE left Tuesday morning for St. Louis in answer to a message announcing the death of her sister, Mrs. J.B. VANCLEVE. The deceased was 86 years old.

July 6, 1939:

- Mr. H.A. KAESER was here Monday looking after business matters. While here he tendered his resignation to the Board of Education as superintendent and coach for the coming year, having accepted the position as superintendent and coach of the Greenup schools.

- Josephine RICHARDSON, daughter of Harve and Adeline RICHARDSON, was born Dec. 17, 1856, in Orange County, Ind. She moved with her parents to Xenia when a young child. In 1885 she married Lewis R. DAVIS and moved to Kinmundy, and they had 1 son. She and her family moved to Salem and lived several years until the death of her husband. When she moved to Xenia to make her home with her sister, the late Alice BENNETT. She united with the Christian Church under the pastorate of Rev. E.P. HAYS. Surviving her is her son, Clyde DAVIS of Detroit, 1 grandchild, Lewis DAVIS of Gary, Ind., 2 cousins, John RICHARDSON of Johnsonville, Ill., and Vollney RICHARDSON of Mt. Vernon. Services were held from the First Christian Church in Xenia with interment in the Evergreen Cemetery in Kinmundy.

- Mr. and Mrs. F.A MOTCH and sons, Richard and John, have returned home from their summer vacation. Enroute they stopped in Minneapolis for the day and night to visit Mr. MOTCH’s sister and family, the Philip HANDLERs. From there they went to Little Pine Lake for the fishing.

- Dr. Hugo MILLER and son, Arno, and granddaughters, Helen, Norma, Shirley and Barbara MILLER returned home Saturday evening from a 3 week motor trip thru the southern and western parts of the United States. Their trip was detailed in this article.

- Stanley Earl, a 9 lb. boy was born June 24 to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan STEVENSON at the home of Mrs. STEVENSON’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry GRAY.

- Mr. and Mrs. Irwin SMITH have a 7 lb. daughter born June 30 and named Janet Mae.

- Kenneth LECKRONE Weds Helen GARRETT: On Monday evening, July 3, occurred the marriage of Miss Helen Elizabeth GARRETT to Robert Kenneth LECKRONE of Whiting, Ind., at the Lake Side Park Union Church, St. Louis, Missouri. The Reverend George R. HART was the officiating clergyman. Those attending the wedding were Mrs. George HART, St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. William STASER, Salem, Ill., friends of the couple, and Mr. James LECKRONE, brother of the groom. Mrs. LECKRONE is the daughter of Orville E. and Mary GRAMLEY GARRETT of Kinmundy and a granddaughter of Mrs. Margaret GRAMLEY. Mrs. LECKRONE graduated from Kinmundy High School, class of 1937. Mr. LECKRONE is the son of James and Ethel LECKRONE of Salem. He graduated from Salem High School with the Class of 1935. After a short honey moon trip through the eastern states they will be at home, in an already furnished apartment, at 1635 Roberts Avenue, Whiting, Indiana, after July 9. The many Kinmundy friends of this couple congratulate Mr. LECKRONE in winning one of our popular and charming young ladies, and wish for them many happy years to come.

- Miss Helen MORGAN was home for the weekend from Carbondale, where she is attending S.I.N.U.

- Mr. and Mrs. Louie SIGRIST and family attended the convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses the 23rd, 24th, and 25th of June at Kansas City, Mo.

- Lester HOWELL was down from the U. of I. spending the weekend with his father, Mr. Sam HOWELL.

- July 2, some from this city and from Iuka, motored to Yale, Ill. to attend the Friendship dinner given by Mrs. Sarah HAMPSTEN, formerly a resident of Meacham, and a well known lady to many citizens of Kinmundy. A list of those attending from Kinmundy was listed.

- Miss Pearl ARNOLD of Olney is here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan ARNOLD, while recovering from a tonsilitis operation.

- Miletus: Mr. and Mrs. Harry THOMPSON and the new baby boy, Donald Harry, were car riding Sunday p.m.

- Miletus: Dr. DOUGHERTY was called to the home of Floyd KRUTSINGER Tuesday night. The baby girl has asthma, but is some better.

- Pleasant Grove: Mrs. Bertha NOALEN and son, Gorden of Chicago, who are visiting her sister, Mrs. Will HIESTAND, attended church at Pleasant Grove Sunday morning.

- Pleasant Grove: The Ladies’ Aid met with Mrs. Gladys HIESTAND Wednesday afternoon.

- Oak Park: Arvie MULVANY and family and Garnett CORNWELL spent Saturday at Forest Park in St. Louis. In the afternoon they visited Willie GREEN, who is a patient in Jefferson Barracks Hospital.

-25 years ago from July 9, 1914:

- Mrs. Fannie K. EAGAN and Miss Evelyn KILLIE returned home Tuesday morning from Charleston, where they have been attending Eastern Illinois Normal.

- Ben GARRETT and family and Elno BROWN of this city, and Mrs. Harriet DEW of Jersey City, N.J. and Mrs. Jane BLURTON of near St. Elmo, spent Sunday with J.F. HOWELL and wife.

- The body of Mike MURRAY Jr. of St. Louis, arrived in this city last Saturday morning for burial in the Catholic cemetery. The remains were accompanied by his father, Mike MURRAY, Sr., a sister, Miss Mary, and brother William. The deceased was 53 years old.

July 13, 1939:

- Relatives here have received word of the death of Mrs. John MORGAN of Montrose, Colo., which occurred June 19. The deceased was a sister-in-law to Mr. W.H. MORGAN of this city. The following appeared in the Montrose, Colo. paper on June 20: Mrs. Mary MORGAN, wife of Mr. John B. MORGAN, pioneer Colorado educator and for many years superintendent of city schools. She died Monday in a Lincoln, Neb. hospital, where she had been critically ill for a week. She was 71 years old. She had been attending a weeding of Miss Elizabeth ROWAN, a niece of Mr. MORGAN, who for years had made her home with the MORGANs. Mary HALL was born Feb. 18, 1868 at Princeton, Mo, where she had spent her childhood. She married in 1889 to John B. MORGAN at the nearby town of Trenton, Mo. They lived in several Colorado communities and in about 1895, Mr. MORGAN established the first county high school in Colorado at Saguache. He remained superintendent for 8 years, and then came to Montrose where he organized the county high school. They lived in Honolulu and then for 8 years Mr. and Mrs. MORGAN lived in Japan. The MORGANs returned to Montrose in 1921 and he was elected in 1922 to the state legislature from Montrose county. He died on July 21, 1938. Surviving Mrs. MORGAN are her niece and ward, Mrs. BESSLER, a brother, Carl HALL of Montrose, and other relatives in Nebraska and Missouri. Interment was made in Montrose.

- While threshing 1 day this week, Harvey HANNA, residing north of this city, had the misfortune of ruining a mighty good mare, when she had her tail jerked out by one of the belts of the separator. She was hitched to a bundle wagon and was switching flies when the tail became entailed in the belt. Some are of the opinion the mare is almost worthless now while others say it won’t hurt very much. However, the mare is suckling a colt and for that reason her life will e spared for awhile at least.

- Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Pearl JACKSON of Champaign, formerly of Kinmundy, and Jack HONN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry HONN. The marriage took place on Jun 25 in the First Methodist Church in Seymour, with Rev. Lee HONN, cousin of the bridegroom, reading the ceremony. Attending the couple were Miss Verla McUEISH and Ralph DAHL of Champaign. The couple will make their home in Champaign. Mrs. HONN attended Kinmundy schools, graduating with the class of 1935, and for some time has been employed in Champaign. Mr. HONN is a graduate of Champaign High School with the class of 1938 and is employed at the University of Illinois. Mrs. HONN is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew JACKSON of Kinmundy.

- Just before midnight on July 10, 1939, Miss Helen GREEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank GREEN of Iuka, became the bride of Gilbert ROMINE, son of Mr. and Mrs. William ROMINE, also of Iuka. The wedding took place at the home of O.E. CORNELL of Kinmundy, who performed the wedding. Those present were: Miss Lois ROMINE, sister of the groom, Miss Ellen BECK and George ARNOLD, all of Iuka, Mrs. CORRELL and daughter of Kinmundy.

- Mr. and Mrs. W.S. PRUETT received a wire from their son, Walter B. of Madison, New Jersey, Saturday, announcing the birth of a 7 lb. daughter named Patricia Louise.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL were in Farina Friday evening to see "Huckleberry Finn" at the Lyric.

- Omega: Halice LEWIS was shocked by a bolt of lightening while standing on Eblin’s store porch during the storm last Saturday evening.

- Omega: Little Marie SCHOOLEY had to be taken to the doctor last week on account of an infection in her toe caused by a thorn.

- Omega: The storm Saturday blew the chimney off Ray SCHOOLEY’s kitchen and broke several telephone lines.

- John W. MORROW of Gibson City is visiting friends and helping care for his grandmother, Mrs. Esther L. MITCHELL, who has been seriously ill for several weeks, suffering with a heart attack. Aunt Esther, as she is most familiarly known, is some better at this writing.

- Mrs. W.R. DOOLEN and children were in Thompsonville Thursday, helping her mother, Mrs. Riley WILLIAMS, celebrate her birthday. Charles Lee stayed for a longer visit, the others returning home that evening.

- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Claude WILLIAMS are the proud parents of a baby boy.

- Green Ridge: Mr. Jack GARRETT and Dresden HEADLEY called on Henry WILLIAMS Sunday morning.

- McGEE Reunion: July 9 the McGEE Reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William McGEE at Freelandsville, Ind. Everybody brought well filled baskets. In the afternoon, the business meeting was held with Frank McGEE was presiding officer. Walter McGEE was elected secretary. A program was enjoyed after the business meeting. The oldest person attending was Mrs. Theodore MILLER of this city, and the youngest was Billy CUNNINGHAM of Linton, Ind. A list of those attending was included.

- Mr. and Mrs. Tom BALLANCE were entertaining their sons Sunday in honor of their sons’ birthdays. The dates came so near together - both in July, this makes a very happy occasion to celebrate the two at the same time. At the dinner party were Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BALLANCE, Mr. Dale BALLANCE, wife and baby, and Mrs. BALLANCE’s mother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT.

- 25 years ago from July 16, 1914:

- Sunday morning this week, F.O. GRISSOM received his commission as Postmaster at Kinmundy for a term of 4 years to succeed Hon. John F. DONOVAN, who has so faithfully and efficiently served the patrons for the past 14 years.

- July 14th at the home of Herman ENGLEBRECHT, south of this city, occurred the marriage of his daughter, Miss Sena, to Mr. Alphus E. CUNNINGHAM of Champaign. The bride is one of Kinmundy’s most highly esteemed young ladies and has been employed in Champaign for some time, to which place they returned Sunday evening to reside.

- The Ideal Club held a picnic in DOOLEN’s grove last Friday in honor of Nellie DOOLEN and Helen and Lucille TOMLINSON, whose birthdays were celebrated on that day. All enjoyed the program after which games were played and a bountiful supply of lemonade served in regular picnic style.

- A 9 lb. boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John NEAVILL in St. Peter last Wednesday.

- Dr. J.D. CAMERER left last Thursday morning for Christman to visit his father and attend the 90th anniversary of his birth. The Dr. returned home Sunday and reported 45 guests in attendance at the celebration.

- Lenora May, the little 2 year old daughter of Clyde HARVEY and wife, died Thursday. Services were held Friday from the family home with interment made in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Last Thursday morning, Ike BLURTON, who is employed on the I.C. Section, met with almost fatal accident while at work. He stooped to pick up a tie plate and a passing freight train struck him on the head and cut an ugly wound. He was brought to town and given medical attention by Drs. CAMERER and SONGER. In the afternoon he was taken to Centralia and placed in the hospital where he remained until Monday. It was a very narrow escape for Ike and had he been a little closer it is likely the blow would have killed him.

July 20, 1939:

- The 56th Annual Marion County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Reunion will open in Salem Monday for a full week.

- On each night next week, there will be a truck waiting at the band stand in Kinmundy, and will haul those not having any other way, to the Salem Reunion free of charge. The truck will leave Kinmundy at 6:30 p.m. and will leave the Reunion grounds at 11 p.m. returning. This service is being rendered by the Linton Funeral Home.

- Dale HAMMER motored to Effingham Friday morning and was accompanied home by Howard ROBB who has been a patient in St. Anthony’s Hospital after having undergone an operation for appendicitis.

- Miss Margaret WISEHEART, our primary teacher, and who was enjoying a visit on the western coast, underwent an emergency operation for a tumor in the hospital at Bend, Oregon. She is getting along okay. She had accompanied the WORMLEYs and Margaret WARREN on their western trip.

- The slush pits were dug for a test well on the BALKE farm in Meacham twp. on Saturday of last week.

- Wesley MORGAN celebrated his 79th birthday Monday. This was very quietly observed on account of Mr. MORGAN’s health.

- Mr. J. Frank HICKMAN has accepted the position as superintendent of the local schools.

- Mr. V.V. BARCROFT and family moved their personal effects to Trenton last Thursday where they will make their home, he having accepted the superintendency of the schools there.

- Billie GRAY is seriously ill at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mattie CHANCE, after suffering a slight stroke last Thursday.

- Miletus: Mr. and Mrs. Dave COURSON are the proud grandparents of a son, born to Arthur COURSON and wife near Farina.

- Miletus: Buren FOGERSON, who recently underwent an operation for appendicitis in the Olney Sanitarium, is at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover FOGERSON.

- Prairie Grove: Arthur COURSON and wife announced the arrival of a son in their home July 15.

- Prairie Grove: Mrs. Bert FORD is numbered with the sick.

- Prairie Grove: Glen SIGRIST and family attended the funeral of his grandmother SIGRIST on Saturday.

- Camp Ground: Mr. and Mrs. Stephen STOKELY of Salem have a baby boy born Tuesday.

- Meacham: Mrs. Mark BALKE had as her guests Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Percy LACEY, Mr. Jesse NORMAN and family, Mrs. Roy BOUSMAN and family, Mr. Eric BRAUER and family of St. Peter, and Miss Crosley RINKEL in honor of Norma Jean BOUSMAN’s birthday.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Paul PERRY are parents of a fine girl born Saturday night, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur COURSON have a fine boy born Saturday.

- Pleasant Grove: The Ladies’ Aid met with Mrs. Jennie HEISTAND Wednesday.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Pearl ROSE and 2 sons, and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil SEE spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Harry SHREFFLER and family in Hammond, Ill. Other dinner guests were Mrs. Ella SHREFFLER and son, Leslie, of Alma, Mrs. Mary CHANDLER of Maroa, Mrs. Irene TURNER and daughters, Mary and Jane, of Santa Ana, Calif. Besides a fine dinner, ice cream and cake were served in honor of Mrs. SHREFFLER’s birthday. Afternoon callers were: Mr. and Mrs. O.W. CHANDLER and daughter, and Mrs. Dean HUFF of Decatur.

- Mr. and Mrs. Robb GREEN and sons and Mr. and Mrs. Forrest JONES were in Granite City Sunday to spend the day with Mr. and Mrs. Frank GARRETT.

- Wilson School: Mildred and Helen KLEISS went to Ivesdale Tuesday to attend the wedding of their cousin, Joe MAGSMEN of Pesotum, to Miss Frances FLAVIN of Ivesdale which took place at 7:30 that morning in the Catholic Church in Ivesdale.

- 25 years ago from July 23, 1914:

- Joel R. YOUNKIN died at his home in this city on July 22, aged 80 years, 3 months, and 4 days. Services were held from the residence with interment in Evergreen Cemetery under escort of Hicks Post No. 255 G.A.R.

- L.Elston GREEN of Vernon, was almost fatally injured Thursday evening while riding his motorcycle. The "animal" became unruly and Elston was unable to keep his seat and the fall severally injured his side and back.

- Hubert FISHER has a new Ford auto.

- Mrs. Clem WHITTENBURG arrived Saturday night from Bloomington where she has been attending the summer Normal, to spend her vacation with her father, J.W. WHITTENBURG and family, and grandmother, Mrs. A. JOHNSON. She expects to return to Pueblo, Colo., where she has a position teaching.

July 27, 1939:

- Mrs. Harriet DeVORE celebrated her 87th birthday Monday, the 24th. The family began celebrating Sunday when Mrs. Jed HARPSTER of St. Peter, a niece of Mrs. DeVORE, gave an honor dinner for 3, whose birth anniversaries were within a day of each other, Mrs. DeVORE, Mrs. HARPSTER’s husband and her grandson, Edward HARPSTER. Mrs. DeVORE had with her 2 of her 3 daughters, Mrs. Edith DeVORE MAGILL of St. Louis, and Mrs. Florence DeVORE CONANT of Urbana. On Monday the daughters kept an open house for their mother, many friends calling throughout the day.

- Roy and Rolla GREGORY of Alma were enroute to Indiana Saturday morning on business when their truck collided with a car east of Flora. Two occupants of the car were killed. A second car was also in the smash-up and one occupant of this car was seriously injured. Roy GREGORY escaped with a mean scalp wound and Rolla was knocked unconscious. They were treated in the Flora Hospital and returned home that afternoon. But after returning home, Roy was found to be injured a little more than was thought for and remained in serious condition for 3 days. But we are happy to say that both he and his brother are up and around now.

- Mr. J.B. MAXEY, in company with Mr. and Mrs. Harry MAXEY of near Alma, were in Texico Sunday attending the funeral of their uncle, Mr. Charles CLAYBORN, who died Friday at his home near there at the age of 73 years. The deceased lived southwest of this city a number of years ago. He was a half brother of the late William MAXEY.

- Mr. and Mrs. John BROSNAHAN of Champaign announce the arrival of a daughter born Friday at Mercy Hospital. The child weighed 8 lbs 4 ounces. The mother was formerly Miss Helen BUSWELL. And now maybe you think grandma BUSWELL isn’t stepping high because the little Miss has been named "Catherine Anne".

- Miss Helen MILLER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arno MILLER, won the Marion County Examination, entitling her to a scholarship in the Illinois University, with a 4 year tuition. Miss Avanell PHILLIPS has been given a responsible position in the Brown Shoe Company at Salem. Miss Helen and Miss Avanell were high honor students of Kinmundy High School the past 4 years. Two other students holding a position in Salem are Misses Wilmadean TROUT and Gladys MERCER. All 4 of these girls graduated from Kinmundy High Class of 1939.

- Mrs. Anna A. RHODES, widow of the late Noah RHODES, died at her home in Alma July 24 from diabetes, age 66 years, 1 month, and 16 days. Services were held from the Methodist Church in Alma with interment in Alma Cemetery.

- Word has been received here by Mrs. Lois ROBB of the marriage of her son, Jon Robert, to Miss Helen HANSEN of Chicago, which took place on July 10. John Robert is a graduate of our local high school and also of the University of Illinois and for the past 2 years has been doing army duty in various camps. At the present he is stationed at Camp McCOY in Wisconsin.

- Mr. and Mrs. J.T. ARNOLD, Mr. and Mrs. Eli ROBB and Mr. and Mrs. Frank JONES and family and Mrs. Elizabeth ARNOLD SMITH spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Guy ARNOLD at their country home. This family group gets together as often as convenient, as the family gets smaller.

- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Freida GARRETT and children spent Monday afternoon with her mother, Mrs. George LENHART.

- Miletus: A 9 lb. boy was born at the home of Lawrence PERRY and wife July 19 and named James Leon.

- Mr. and Mrs. R.H. PIGG and 2 older sons were in Iola Monday attending the funeral of Mrs. PIGG’s stepfather, Mr. Dave PRUETT, who died Saturday after being ill with paralysis for the past 2 years.

- Miletus: Retha H. and her husband, Vernon, and babe of Silver Lake, Ind., motored to the home of C.E. YATES and wife and visited a week with their grandparents and other relatives. They returned Sunday evening, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Leila HANKS, who will make her future home with them.

- Prairie Grove: Miss Betty ADAMS of Centralia has been employed to teach at Prairie Grove this coming term.

- Swift School: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Paul SWIFT and son.

- East Zion: The Arnold Chapel picnic will be Aug. 5 at the Merle JONES Grove 1˝ miles north from Patoka-Kinmundy road. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

- Miss Mary FRENCH of Alma suffered a paralytic stroke and is in very serious condition.

- 25 years ago from July 20, 1914:

- The C. & E.I. had quite a bad wreck near the tower in this city last Saturday just before noon. A northbound freight was taking the siding for the southbound passenger train and the air on the freight engine did not work and the engine and the 5 cars ran thru a closed switch, the entire lot leaving the track and delaying traffic for hours. The engineer and fireman both jumped and were uninjured. The wrecker from Salem was soon on the scene and the track cleared and necessary repairs made.

- Mrs. FANNON, wife of Rev. Frank O. FANNON, pastor of the Christian Church in this city, died Thursday at her home near Walnut Hill. The body was taken to Iowa where she was laid to rest by the side of her mother.

- A few weeks ago there was published in this paper a brief history of the life of Uncle Sam INGRAM. This article was written and published upon the request of Sam as he had often expressed the desire to read his own obituary. Although at that time the article was not intended as an obituary, merely a history of his long life after the celebration of his 90th birthday, which occurred May 28, 1914. He died Friday night at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Willis B. ROSS, where he has made his home since the death of his wife over 7 years ago. Uncle Sam was confined to his room for several weeks. Services were held at the First Methodist Church, where the deceased had been a member of the church since early boyhood.

- Fred MINER of Charlotte, Michigan, returned home Tuesday after spending a few days in this city with his brother, H.E. MINER and family and other friends. Fred is General Manager of the Duplex Motor Truck Co. in Charlotte, and this is his first visit in 5 years to Kinmundy. He is the same Fred, however, except that he is married.

- Ben GARRETT, Wm. MORRIS, R.C. ROBB, E.C. HUGGINS and Chas. ROBB motored to Salem Saturday on business.

- John DORRIS of Patoka returned home Saturday morning after attending the funeral of his brother-in-law, J.R. YOUNGKIN, and visiting a couple of days with Miss Nora YOUNGKIN and Mrs. Della WILSON.

Aug. 3, 1939:

- Martha Lulu BALLANCE WARREN, daughter of Rev. J.H. and Sarah F. BALLANCE, was born near Kinmundy on April 13, 1876, and died July 30, 1939. She was one of a family of ten, six having preceded her in death. At the age of 14, on June 15, 1890, she was baptized and became a member of the M.E. Church South. She served as secretary and treasurer of the Sunday School for many years. On Feb. 15, 1894, she married Harry L. WARREN, and they had 1 daughter, Amy Leone. For sometime, she very ably assisted her husband in his work at the bank. She leaves her husband, 1 daughter, Mrs. Frank BOSLEY of Urbana, Ill.; 2 brothers, J. Lem BALLANCE and G. Tom BALLANCE; 1 sister, Mrs. Josie ROBB of Kinmundy; and 1 granddaughter, Jean BOSLEY. Services were held from the Church of God with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. A list of relatives and friends attending from out-of-town was included.

- Messers. Sam and Charlie HOWELL and Miss Carrie SEE were in North Fork Sunday helping Mr. Tom JONES celebrate his birthday.

- Dale HAMMER and Mildred ROBB Wed: On Wednesday afternoon, July 26, at 2 o’clock, Miss Mildred ROBB became the bride of Mr. Dale HAMMER. The single ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. Wesley MILLER in the parsonage of the Methodist Church of Clayton, Missouri. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. HAMMER, brother and sister-in-law of the groom. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB. Since her graduation from K.H.S. with the class of ‘36, she has been employed with the Bell Telephone Co. The groom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. L.J. HAMMER. Following his graduation from K.H.S. with the class of ‘35, he attended Worsham College of Embalming in Chicago, graduating in 1937. He is now following his profession in his own establishment, the Hammer Mortuary. After August 15, the happy couple will be at home to their many friends in the J.H. NELMS property in this city. The Express joins their many friends in extending congratulations.

- William A. GRAY, son of John H. and Rebecca Ann GRAY, was born in Tonti twp. near Salem on Aug. 21, 1880. He died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mattie CHANCE in Kinmundy on July 26, 1939. Throughout his entire life he had been in poor health, and during the past year had gradually failed. Due to the condition of his health, Mr. GRAY was unable to leave the home of his parents where he lived until their death. During the past 23 years, he has made his home in Kinmundy with his sister, Mrs. Mattie CHANCE. He united with the Methodist Church at Cubbage Chapel. He leaves 3 sisters, namely, Mrs. Susan BLACK of near Salem, Mrs. Mattie CHANCE of Kinmundy, and Etta GRAY also of near Salem. Services were held at the home here in this city following which the body was taken to Fredonia Church where services were held. Interment was held in Fredonia Cemetery.

- Mrs. Will EAGAN died at her home in this city Wednesday, aged 78 years, 2 months, and 11 days. Services will be held from the Christian Church in this city with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. EAGAN had been a sufferer of cancer for the past few years.

- The Board of Education has employed Mr. Richard PROVINE as coach for the ensuing term.

- Relatives here received word announcing the death of Mr. Wayne MAXEY, which occurred at his home in Polo, Ill. on Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Harry MAXEY of near Alma, J.B. MAXEY and Mrs. Marshall SPENCER left Wednesday to attend the funeral which was held in Polo. The deceased has been ill for several years, suffering with a back injury. He will be remembered by several in this vicinity, being the eldest son of the late William MAXEY, a brother to Harry, and J.B. MAXEY and Mrs. SPENCER.

- Mr. A.H. MILLER has been in bed this week and will leave Saturday for the Effingham Hospital where he will undergo an operation for goiter next week.

- Relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. T.M. JONES helped them celebrate their birthdays Sunday by enjoying a basket dinner with them. A list of those attending was included.

- Prairie Grove: Mr. Dewey COMBS and family attended the MILLER Reunion in Vandalia Sunday.

- Prairie Grove: The "Stitch and Chatter Club" gave a shower for Mrs. Minnie COURSON in her home Thursday. She received several nice gifts.

- Prairie Grove: Mrs. Mary HANNBAUM attended the funeral of Jack HOLZHAUSEN Saturday at his home.

- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. T.M. JONES were given quite a surprise Sunday when relatives with well filled baskets arrived at the noon hour to help them celebrate their birthdays, Mrs. JONES’ being July 27 and Mr. JONES’ being July 30.

- North Fork: George LENHART and wife were Sunday visitors with Clyde GARRETT and family.

- North Fork: Clyde BASSETT and family were Sunday guests of the Carroll GARRETT’s.

- North Fork: The Bert GARRETT family were Sunday guests of Eli DOOLEN and wife.

- Pleasant Grove: Lucille and Wilma SHAFFER motored with Dalt VANDEVEER and family to a park near Flora Sunday to attend a VANDEVEER Reunion.

- Guy SHAFFER and son, David and Ralph and Herschel ROSE accompanied Mr. J.N. VALLOW and his fat stock judging team of the Kinmundy Roudies to the different farms Sunday afternoon where Mr. Glenn JONES of Salem was to coach the boys on judging of livestock. Mrs. SHAFFER and daughter, Ruth Edna, spent the afternoon with Mrs. VALLOW and daughter, Annette.

- Booker: Lucille HAYS, who is attending College at Greenville, spent the weekend at home and Miss Helen JOHNSTON returned back to Greenville with her to stay until Wednesday.

- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Tom NEAVILL of Ferguson, Mo. spent a few days with James BASSETT and family.

- Meacham: Mr. Neili GOEN died at his home Thursday and services were held at the Meacham Baptist Church with interment in Elder Cemetery.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. WHITTENBURG attended the TATE Reunion in Sparta Sunday. Over 100 people attended. It was held at the large home of Mr. and Mrs. James TATE.

- Omega: Clint LEWIS and sons of Iowa were here last week. Mr. LEWIS resided here while a boy and was inquiring about all the older citizens.

- Swift School: Frank GARRETT and family of Granite City spent the week here with relatives.

- Dr. D.F. NEATHERY and Mr. Ira MARSHALL were in Effingham Sunday attending the homecoming of their Alma Mater, Austin College.

- 25 years ago from Aug. 6, 1914:

- F.J. NIRIDER and wife went to Farina Wednesday to attend the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. Hartman NIRIDER, who died early Tuesday morning.

- On July 29 at the M.E. Church South parsonage occurred the marriage of Jas. KENNEDY and Miss Blanche PHILLIPS. The wedding was a quiet but pretty affair, with only a few intimate friends witnessing the ceremony.

- A new boy was born was born to L.E. RUTHERFORD and wife Sunday. Mrs. RUTHERFORD was formerly Miss Leona SEE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.W. SEE, Jr. south of town.

- Mrs. John METZGER of Afton, Ark. was brought to this city last Thursday for burial. Services were held in the Catholic church with interment in the Catholic cemetery. She was a former Marion county resident. The body was accompanied by her husband, who is a brother of Martin and Chas. METZGER, residing north of town.

- Miss Florence MOTCH went to Chicago Thursday where she will enter the millinery house for a month to prepare for the fall and winter season.

- A number of Kinmundy people drove to Arnold Chapel Saturday and enjoyed the picnic. A large crowd was present and a good program was rendered and the day was very pleasantly spent by all.

Aug. 10, 1939:

- Willadean SHAFFER, daughter of Mr. Will SHAFFER, of the Elder School district, and Lillian JACKSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl JACKSON, of Alma, were awarded a free trip to the state fair when they place first in the style revue of the County 4-H Achievement Day held in Salem last Friday. Both of these girls are members of the Kinmundy Handy Stitchers 4-H Club.

- The 11th annual reunion of the MAHON family will be held the 4th Sunday in August at the Water Works Park in Vandalia.

- A list was printed of those attending the funeral of Mrs. Belle D. EAGAN.

- Master Joe BARGH, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. BARGH, received a bad laceration of the arm Tuesday caused by pushing his arm through a window. Just after the rain, Joe was riding his bicycle on the front porch of the BARGH home. The floor being wet, the bicycle skidded and Joe fell. In falling, naturally, he thrust out his arm which came in contact with the window. The cut was about a foot in length, extending both above and below the elbow, and rather deep. Several smaller blood vessels were severed but luckily no arteries. Both Doctors MILLER and DOUGHERTY were summoned, and after administering an anaesthesia, the wound was sewed. At present, Joe seems to be doing very nicely.

- Kenneth JASPER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris JASPER, had the misfortune of getting his arm rolled in the washing machine wringer Monday morning. The arm was considerably bruised and it is necessary for him to carry it in a sling. We understand this is Kenneth’s second offense in getting tangled up with wringers and we hope it is his last.

- The relatives of the late Ras EAGAN will hold their annual reunion at the Salem Park Sunday, Aug. 20.

- Mrs. Margaret GRIFFIN died at her home near Brubaker Aug. 9, aged 90 years, 4 days. Services will be held from the Summit Prairie Baptist Church. Interment was made in the Church Cemetery. She is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Earl FURRY.

- Miss Florence JACK is home from Carbondale, where she had been attending the summer term at S.I.N.U.

- Frank BOSLEY came down from Urbana to spend the weekend. On his return, he was accompanied by his wife and daughter, Jean. Mrs. BOSLEY had been here for several weeks because of the serious illness and death of her mother, Mrs. Harry WARREN.

- Booker: Mr. and Mrs. Cecil JOHNSTON are the proud parents of a baby girl which arrived Sunday weighing 9 and 3/4 lbs.

- Meacham: Word was received of the death of Mr. James LOGUE, an old resident of this community. He died at his home of his grandson, Mr. Jim LOGUE Jr. He is the father of Mrs. Roy MISELBROOK.

- Meacham: Mrs. Joe BRIMBERRY was bitten by a spider 1 day last week and is still ill.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Katie HULTZ spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL.

- Meacham: The Telephone company of this community held a meeting at the home of Mrs. Mary BALKE Thursday evening and elected the following officers: E.G. DILLON, President; Ed HARRELL, Vice President; Mrs. Ruben CRAIN, Sec. and Treas.; Merle HEICHER, F.S. HARRIS, and Ruben CRAIN, Trustees.

- South of Town: Carroll SIMMONS and family attended the funeral of Mrs. SIMMONS’ father, Albert BLANKENSHIP of near Kell Thursday.

Brown: Dr. DOUGHTERTY made 3 trips last week to see Charlie MONICAL, who is real sick with gall bladder and heart trouble. He is reported some better.

- Swift School: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB accompanied her parents, Bert GARRETTs to Granite City Saturday and spent the weekend with Frank GARRETT and family.

- Pleasant Grove: Willadean SHAFFER was award first place in the complete outfit contest of the Kinmundy Handy Stitchers 4-H Club held at the Methodist Church in Salem Friday, and was awarded a trip to the State Fair where the outfit will be entered.

- About 50 members of the Christian Sunday School went to Salem Wednesday and enjoyed the Sunday School’s picnic.

- 25 years ago from Aug. 13, 1914:

- Two Barns Burned by Lightning: Friday afternoon the barn on the farm of Selby GARRETT, eight miles west of this city, was struck by lightning and burned. The building contained about 50 bushels of wheat, but fortunately no livestock was in it. The farm on which the barn was located was not occupied and consequently the building was almost empty. Saturday afternoon during the heavy rain and electric storm, the barn on the farm of E.O. SHAFFER, 6 miles southeast of Kinmundy, was also struck by lightning and destroyed. The barn contained no livestock, but had therein considerable feed and other things.

- On Aug. 8, 1914, at the M.E. parsonage, occurred the marriage of Mr. Elno E. BROWN and Miss Mildred M. GREEN, two of Kinmundy’s most popular young people. They were attended by Mr. John ROBB and Miss Rochelle BROWN.

- Gertrude Amanda, the wife of O.N. TYNER, died at her home in this city on Aug. 10, aged 62 years, 2 months, and 11 days. Services were held at the church after which the body was taken to Mason on the 11 o’clock train, where burial was made.

Aug. 17, 1939:

- On Sunday at the Methodist parsonage, Miss Maxine GEORGE became the bride Jesse GEORGE. They were attended by the bride’s sister, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace OSBORN of Farina. A dinner was served at the noon hour at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter GEORGE of this city. The couple will reside in the south part of town. Both are graduates of the local high school, and Mr. GEORGE attended Southern Illinois State Normal University at Carbondale. Mr. GEORGE is employed in the MORRIS Grocery Store where he will continue his work. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray GEORGE. The bride has been employed as operator for the telephone company in this city since her graduation from high school.

- Mr. Earl SCHWABE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orie L. SCHWABE and Miss Eileen GEORGE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray GEORGE, surprised their many friends Saturday by motoring to St. Charles, Mo., and being married at Lake Side Park Junction by Judge George H. HART. They were accompanied by Miss Helen CURRY of this city, and Mr. James ADAMS of Patoka. At the present time, the groom is employed as a relief clerk for the Illinois Central Railroad.

- Mr. A.H. MILLER returned to the Effingham Clinic Monday after spending 2 weeks at home in bed in preparation of a goitre operation.

- On Aug. 9, 1939, Margaret LACEY GRIFFIN died. Mrs. GRIFFIN was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William LACEY, and was born in Kentucky on Aug. 5, 1849. She had passed her 90th birthday just 4 days ago. She was married to William Taylor GRIFFIN on March 11, 1873, who died more than 14 years ago. Her youngest son, Eugene P., died while in the service of his country. On Aug. 9, two years ago, her oldest son, John, died. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Earl FURRY, who has tenderly cared for her thru her declining years. She is also survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Nannie CARPENTER and Mrs. Annie ROSE of Cottonport, La. She was of Baptist faith. Services were held from the Summit Prairie Baptist Church with interment in the Church cemetery.

- Mr. and Mrs. Mack ROBB and Mr. and Mrs. Sam LOWE and son returned home Tuesday from a motor trip to Lansing, Mich. to visit relatives and friends and on a sight seeing trip across the Blue Waters Bridge at Port Huron into Canada. While visiting in Lansing, they attended a picnic of people from Illinois. Details of their trip were included.

- On Thursday night, W.W. LOWE’s store was burglarized. The party gained entrance thru the front door by breaking out a small piece of glass reaching thru and unlatching the door. A few work pants, dress and work shirts, some underwear and a suitcase were found missing. We are happy to say that this is our first burglary for sometime.

- Mrs. Grace LACEY of Farina died in the Centralia hospital Monday after an illness of several years. Services were held from the S.D.B. Church in Farina with interment in Farina Cemetery.

- The annual HOLT Reunion will be held in the Kinmundy City Park, Sunday, August 27. All relatives are invited. Come rain or shine.

- Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd HAMMER have moved from their country home and are now occupying their newly acquired property north of the schoolhouse. The eldest son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Francis HAMMER, have moved to the home place and will carry on the dairy business. The newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER, are living in the home vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Francis HAMMER, and are now at home to their friends.

- Green Ridge: Mr. Paul THOMAS, Dresden HEADLEY, Henry WILLIAMS, and Marvin BASSETT spent Sunday in St. Louis attending the ballgame.

- Green Ridge: An 11 lb. girl was born at the home of Tom DONOHO on Aug. 1, and named Lulu Bell.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL called on Mr. and Mrs. M.H. SEE in Kinmundy Wednesday evening.

- North Fork: Frank, Mae, and Fern GREEN visited Sunday at Monroe LANSFORD’s. Agnes LANSFORD, who had spent several weeks at the GREEN home, returned home.

- North Fork: Mrs. Bert GARRETT, Mrs. Ed MOELLER, Helen McNICOL, and Norma GARRETT assisted Mrs. Carroll GARRETT in getting dinner for threshers last Friday. Leona MOELLER and Mildred ATKINS were afternoon callers.

- Pleasant Grove: Mrs. Ruby HIESTAND entertained the Ladies’ Aid Wednesday afternoon. An election was held and the following officers re-elected: Mrs. Amy SIPES, President; Mrs. Ruby HIESTAND, Secretary; Mrs. Bessie HIESTAND, Treas. Mrs. Laura ROSE was elected vice president in Mrs. Ruby VANDEVEER’s place. The Aid will meet Wed., Aug. 23 with Mrs. Amy SIPES.

- Pleasant Grove: Several from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Margaret GRIFFIN which was held Friday afternoon at the Old Baptist Church.

- Pleasant Grove: Oran ALDERSON and family and Ola ALDERSON and family came last Sunday with well filled baskets and helped their father, Mr. Lou ALDERSON, celebrate his birthday.

- Prairie Grove: Sam RICHARD and wife and daughter, and Gert TARBOX attended the RICHARD Reunion in Decatur Sunday.

- Prairie Grove: Miss Linda HOHLT entertained several friends to her home Sunday to a supper in honor of her brother Fenton’s birthday. Present were: Clifford HAWKEY and family, Ralph BOUSMAN, wife and son, Elmo HOHLT and family, Lowell REESE, wife and daughters, and Wm. HOHLT and family.

- Swift School: Mrs. Clyde BASSETT and daughters spent Thursday with Mrs. Clyde GARRETT.

- Mr. and Mrs. R.F. MAXEY and family of Rock Falls and Mr. and Mrs. Robert MAXEY of Polo motored here and attended the annual MAXEY- HARVEY Reunion at Bryan Park.

Aug. 24, 1939:

- Mr. A.H. MILLER underwent an operation for goitre in the Effingham Hospital Thursday morning. He is getting along in fine shape and expects to return home the latter part of this week.

- The relatives of the late Ras EAGAN held their 2nd annual reunion at the Salem Park on Aug. 20. A bountiful picnic dinner was enjoyed at noon. Mrs. Herman WHITE of Salem was re-elected as president, and Mrs. B.F. LINTON was chosen to be secretary and treasurer. A list of those attending was included.

- The BROWN family, Mr. and Mrs. Elnoe BROWN, Virginia, Kathleen, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley MORGAN, JR. returned home after a week spent at Phillip’s Camp, Thessalon, Ontario, Canada.

- One of the beauty spots of Kinmundy this summer has been what we generally call the "Dr. MILLER Corner" right here in the business district. And this spot has been made beautiful by the untiring efforts of one of Mr. Andrew JONES, who has passed his 79th milestone. Mr. JONES has rooms in the Dr. MILLER building and lives alone. The beautifying of this corner with flowers has been a hobby with him and he has put the entire summer with it. He is quite an oddity himself, wearing a large Mexican sombrero covering his long snow, white hair and usually in short trousers or with one trouser, leg rolled above the knee. A few years ago, he suffered a light stroke and since then, the touch of anything against his skin creates a burning sensation.

- The oil truck belonging to the E.M. Jay Oil Co. of Joliet, who has the contract of spreading the oil on the Kinmundy-Louisville road, was considerably damaged early Friday morning by a blast of dynamite. Neither the tank nor the truck seemed to be damaged very much but the engine on the back end which furnishes the power for the pumps and the pumps were blown from the chassis. The blast happened at about 1:30 a.m. while most everyone of our citizens were sleeping. The truck was parked in the J.B. MAXEY barn lot for the night, and 14 window panes were broken in his home. The Ellis JOHNSON home across the street suffered 1 broken pane and some weather-boarding torn loose. The editor’s house came thru with 1 broken pane. In a conversation with Mr. Jerry PLACIER, driver of the truck, he told us that this is a very common occurrence on construction work. All contractors issue instructions to their men to never start a truck nor a tractor without first looking over it thoroughly. A short time ago, a bundle of dynamite was found wired to a spark plug on one of the trucks used on this work. And another time a bundle of dynamite was turned over by the blade of the grader while it was turning the rock. Just what the motive was for this act, we are unable to say and your guess is just as good as ours. But chances are, the company will have a hard time finding a parking place for this truck.

- The Kinmundy members of the BROWN family attending the BROWN reunion in Salem Park Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. William BAGOTT, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd HAMMER, Mr. and Mrs. Francis HAMMER, Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER, Mr. and Mrs. Harve BRANSON, and Mr. and Mrs. BAGOTT’s son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Fred FLETCHER and their daughter, Bonnie, of Charleston.

- To Colorado: Mrs. E.G. LOWE left Wednesday morning for Colorado Springs, Colo. to visit her mother, Mrs. Florence WHITE, and brother, Carl WHITE. Mrs. LOWE made the trip with Mr. and Mrs. John FORD, who were driving to Colorado.

- Mr. Edwin WORMLEY and Miss Katherine and Miss Margaret WARREN returned home Thursday from a 2 month tour of the west. Details of the trip were included.

- Mrs. Herman KNECHT died Monday. She was 53 years old. She was born at Kinmundy on March 21, 1886, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore MILLER. She has lived in the Heyworth vicinity the past 35 years. She is survived by her parents, her husband, and the following children: Mrs. Pauline VANCE of Bloomington; Mitchell of Clinton, and Roberta at home. 3 children died in childhood. 2 sisters and 4 brothers also survive: Mrs. Frank WILSON of Decatur; Mrs. Gen RHEINHARDT of Chicago; Walter of Findlay; Ted of Lansing, Mich.; William of Tuscola; and George of Danville. Also 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Ida HOWARD of South Chicago, and Mrs. Maude JOLIFF of Centralia. There are also 5 grandchildren. Services were held at the home and in the Heyworth Methodist Church.

- The local softball season closed Friday, and Alma winds up with a perfect record.

- The descendants of Silas PARRILL held their 34th annual reunion Aug. 13 at Bryan Park in Salem. A crowd of 60 relatives and friends gathered. Greetings were read from Mrs. Hulda FOSTER and John FOSTER and wife of Los Angeles, Cal. A number of short talks were given and music by the HAZENFIELD children of Brownstown was enjoyed. A.J. PARRILL was re-elected president and Miss Evangeline PARRILL of Kinmundy, Secretary. A list of those attending was included.

- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Eli DOOLEN and children entertained the following last Thursday evening in honor of C.I. DOOLEN’s birthday: Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT and children, Carroll GARRETT and family, W.R. DOOLEN and family, Kenneth ROBB and wife, Orie ATKINS and family, and Mrs. Icy GARRETT. Ice cream and cake were enjoyed by all.

- North Fork: The ones from here who attended the GARRETT Reunion at the Virgil LIVESAY home Sunday were: Bert, Clyde, Carroll and Cecil GARRETT and their families, Orie ATKINS, wife and family.

- North Fork: Mr. Jack GARRETT left Sunday morning for Sterling, Ill.

- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT spent Sunday evening with the Marvin CONANT family.

- Pleasant Grove: School began at Elder Monday with Mrs. See MILLICAN as teacher.

- Pleasant Grove: The Ladies’ Aid met with Mrs. Laura ROSE Wednesday.

- Pleasant Grove: There will be an ice cream supper at Pleasant Grove Wednesday night, Aug. 30th. An invitation is extended to all.

- Mrs. Margaret COCKRELL returned home Monday to her home in Marshall, after visiting in the home of Mrs. Hattie COCKRELL, during which time she observed her 80th birthday.

- 25 years ago from Aug. 20, 1914:

- Last Saturday evening the people of Kinmundy and vicinity were very much surprised when the news spread announcing the death of Rev. J.H. BALLANCE at his home, 5 miles northeast of Kinmundy. Mr. BALLANCE had been ailing for several months, but his condition was not considered serious till a few days before his death, as he was in Kinmundy Tuesday before his death Saturday. Services were held Monday at Sandy Branch, conducted by the Kinmundy Masonic Lodge, of which the deceased was an honored member.

- John MOTCH has traded the fruit package factory to M.D. STEVENSON for a piece of residence property in the east party of town. His son, Harry, and family will occupy the property.

- Wm. KLINE of Lincoln, Neb., visited this city and vicinity a part of last week with the KLINE families and other relatives. He was a former Kinmundy boy, having resided near Camp Ground Church, but now he is engaged in the study of law.

- William BOWMAN and wife were called to Denver Friday by the serious illness of his mother, who died Tuesday, and was taken to Louisville, Ky. for burial.

- The heavy wind last Saturday caused quite a loss to Floyd HERRICK by blowing down the shed at his brick silo. Fortunately for him, the brick in the kilm had been fired and the damage to them amounted to nothing. It will delay the work of burning the next kilm while the shed is being rebuilt.

Aug. 31, 1939:

- Sam E. LOWE of Kinmundy was elected and installed as the new Commander of the Marion County Council of the American Legion Thursday. Norman BAKER of Centralia was elected senior vice commander, E.C. MADERO of Centralia was re-elected County Chaplain, Clem DOOLEN of Vernon was elected county finance officer. Clem DOOLEN, vice county Commander of Vernon, presided over the meeting until the election of new officers. He presented Boys State Certificates to Orville WEST, Jr. of Patoka and Thomas Leroy GREEN of Kinmundy after the boys had made reports of their trip to Boys State sponsored by the Marion County Council.

- A wire received by the ROONEY families Friday announced the untimely death of a beloved niece, Mrs. Sam McCULLOUGH, which occurred Aug. 24 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Chicago. Mrs. McCULLOUGH, nee Helen ROONEY, daughter of the late Michael and Margaret FALAN ROONEY, was born Sept. 25, 1905 in Chicago. Here she attended parochial schools and grew to young womanhood. Many of her summer vacations were spent among relatives in Kinmundy. Some 9 years ago, she married to Mr. Sam McCULLOUGH of Chicago, and they had 2 daughters, Margaret Catherine, age 5, and Mary Eileen, age 3, who are left with their father and grandmother to endure the loss. The father died Nov. 21, 1921. Services were held at Our Lady of Grace Church in Chicago with interment in St. Joseph’s cemetery. Relatives attending the funeral included Miss Ellen ROONEY, Mrs. W.B. VALLOW, Misses Thelma LYONS and Cornelia O’BRIEN of Kinmundy, and Mr. and Mrs. Leo E. DONOVAN of Clinton.

- Ice cream, sandwiches, coffee, pie and pop will be served at the Omega Presbyterian Church Sept. 6. Free entertainment will be furnished by Ned PACE, Jesse Vernon and Mary Lou BURKETT, Lorena and Leola BROWN, Beulah JONES and daughter, Theo, Byron, and Ben MILLICAN, Maxine COX, The MULVANY sisters and others. Everyone invited.

- GARRETT Reunion: The annual GARRETT Reunion was held Sunday, August 20, at the Virgil LIVESAY home west of this city. There were seventy present, who brought well filled baskets. Needless to say that all did ample justification at the dinner table. The afternoon was taken up with visiting and games. Next year’s reunion will be held at the home of Dorothy (GARRETT) SULLENS.

- The annual ROBB Reunion will be held Sept. 3 at Bryan Park in Salem.

- An oil well has been drilled on the BACHMAN land, known as the Chas. McWHIRTER farm in Section 24 of Foster twp. It was started on Friday and abandoned as a dry hole yesterday. It was drilled to a depth of 2075 feet.

- Mrs. Fannie LOWE and Mrs. Icy DOOLEN were in North Fork Sunday visiting the Sammie LOWE family.

- Carl Bernard VALLOW underwent an operation for the removal of his tonsils at the Effingham Clinic Tuesday.

- Pleasant Grove: Mrs. Doyle RANDOLPH of Brubaker underwent an operation for appendicitis at the hospital in Vandalia Wednesday.

- Pleasant Grove: Mrs. Amy SIPES entertained the Aid Wednesday.

- Booker: The Booker Baseball team lost their 5th game of the season, Sunday. After having twice defeating St. James, they came down again Sunday and won 15 to 2. Up to the present time, the local team has played 17 games. The manager announces that all intoxicated persons, betting, and profanity will not be tolerated, and last Sunday must be their first and last time for the same.

- North Fork: Claude GARRETT accompanied his daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Bill CAUDLE to Kentucky 1 day last week on a pleasure trip.

- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Carroll GARRETT and children were Sunday guests of her parents, Jim McBRYDE and wife.

- North Fork: George LENHART and wife spent Sunday with their daughter and family, the Clyde GARRETT’s.

- North Fork: School began at North Fork Aug. 28 with Gilbert DOOLEN as teacher. There are 11 pupils.

- Miss Nellie INGRAM left this week for Beardstown, where she will be one of the teachers in the public school of that town.

- Swift School: Several from this vicinity attended the HOLT Reunion Sunday in the city park at Kinmundy. A very delicious dinner was enjoyed by all.

- Meacham: Mrs. Mary BALKE and Mr. and Mrs. Percy LACEY attended funeral services held in Oskaloosa for their cousin, Mrs. SMITH.

- Meacham: School at Rockhold began Aug. 28 with Mr. Lester HOWELL as teacher.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL called on Mr. and Mrs. M.H. SEE in Kinmundy Wednesday evening.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON and Miss Anna DILLON attended a reunion Sunday east of Centralia, for the JOHNSON family.

- 25 years ago for Sept. 3, 1914:

- Miss Letha SWAIN left Saturday for St. Louis where she will attend school the coming fall and winter.

- Miss Evangeline PARRILL left Saturday for Flora where she will teach in the Township High School the coming term.

- Miss Alta BAGOTT left Saturday morning for Champaign where she will enter Brown’s Business College and study stenotyping and commercial work.

- The corps of teachers this school year are:

Superintendent: E.V. LATHAM

Assistant: Gus A. SPITZE

Principal: Laura E. FISHER

Grades 7 & 8: Pauline J. BAGOTT

Grade 6: Martha WALKER

Grades 4 & 5: Elsie ROHRBOUGH

Grade 3: Ruth DOOLEN

Grade 2: Fannie EAGAN

Grade 1: Mary SHRIVER

Sept. 7, 1939:

- The local schools opened Friday with a total enrollment of 260, 158 in the grades and 102 in the high school. The situation in Room I is very grave, there being 24 beginners and 29 in grade 2. It may be that another teacher might have to be added.

- The local schools opened this year with a deficit of $2494. The balance on hand in the Educational fund at the present time is $108 and outstanding teachers’ orders from last term amounting to $2692.

At the beginning last year there was a balance of $1063. It was thought for awhile that we would get some special aid from the state but they refused to give it to us on the grounds that our assessment rate is not up to the limit. You see, the legal rate of assessment for the educational fund is $1.00, but by submitting the proposition to a vote of the people, the rate can be raised to $1.50. But this wasn’t done and it is too late to do it now as the levy for next year has already been made. But we really think it should have been done.

- The descendants of Absolam MATTHEWS held their 7th annual reunion Sept. 3, 1939 at Bryan Park. Because of the inclement weather Sunday morning, only 33 relatives assembled at the Park. The president, Carl DUNLAP, called the meeting to order. Minutes were read by secretary, Miss Martha JACKSON. Officers elected were: Mrs. F.G. ALEXANDER, President; Mrs. Clarence RITTENGHOUSE, Vice President; F.G. ALEXANDER, Sec. and Treas. A list of those attending from Kinmundy was included.

- It was necessary for Carl VALLOW to return to the Effingham Clinic on Friday on account of a nose bleed following tonsil and adenoid operation. He returned to school on Monday. Tuesday morning, his nose begun to bleed again and he returned to the clinic and was held all day and over night. It appeared his system was deficient in calcium which is a great aid in clotting the blood. He is apparently alright again.

- The south road has been oiled again this year. But instead of extending only 1 mile, it extends 2 and 3/4 miles, or to the Fred KLEISS farm. The farmers south of town are greatly pleased with this and they still live in hopes of getting it oiled all the way to the Brubaker road some day.

- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Harold CHANCE of Springfield are parents of a baby boy born Labor Day. Mr. and Mrs. CHANCE are both from this vicinity.

- North Fork News: Guy ARNOLD and wife, Cecil GARRETT and family, Cleve DOOLEN and family were in Salem Sunday attended the ROBB Reunion.

- North Fork News: Norma GARRETT and Leroy GREEN are attending K.H.S. in Kinmundy this year.

- North Fork News: Mis Florence DOOLEN spent Saturday night with her sister, Mildred HANNA.

- Meacham: Miss Myrtle PERRY and family attended a birthday dinner Sunday at the home of Mr. Mansford PERRY. It was Mrs. PERRY’s birthday. About 15 were present.

- Meacham: Mrs. Mary BALKE, Mr. and Mrs. Percy LACEY and Mr. Jesse NORMAN and family were among the 33 from around here that attended the NORMAN Family Reunion held in Kissel Park in Pana. About 100 persons attended.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond SOLDNER and Billie, Mr. and Mrs. Fred COOK and Geneva, and Mr. William SOLDNER, Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON and Robert OUTHOUSE attended the annual SOLDNER Reunion Sunday at Mt. Vernon Park. About 75 attended.

- Meacham: Mrs. Dora HEICHER and Merl and Leonard called on Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL Sunday evening.

- Green Ridge: School started last Monday with Miss Myrtle HILL for the teacher of 15 pupils.

- Green Ridge: Mr. Tom GARRETT called on Noah THOMAS Wednesday.

- Green Ridge: Mrs. Allie THOMAS spent Saturday in Kinmundy with her mother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT.

- E.M. SCHERMERHORN and mother, Mrs. Belle SCHERMERHORN of Ridgefarm, and Miss Anna DILLON of this city attended the funeral of their cousin, Dr. S.A. WILSON of Chicago, which was held Wednesday in the home of his sister, Mrs. Sadie PURCELL, near Alma.

- Camp Ground: Mr. and Mrs. Jack PHILLIPS are the proud owners of a new radio.

- Camp Ground: Our school is progressing nicely with Miss HAYS as teacher.

- Omega: Mr. and Mrs. Cleo COPPLE of Hammond, were called her last week on account of the death of his mother, Mrs. Etta COPPLE.

- Omega: EMBSER’s and PICKETT’s threshing machine is in this community this week.

- Pleasant Grove: Several from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Charlie COPPLE, which was held at Lovell Grove Church Sunday.

- Pleasant Grove: All day services and a basket dinner will be held at Pleasant Grove Church Sunday, Sept. 10th. Come and spend the day.

- Pleasant Grove: We wish to thank all who make the ice cream supper a success Wednesday night. Proceeds were over $20.00

- 25 years ago from Sept. 10, 1914:

- Frank C. ROHRBOUGH drowned Sunday; Another human life has paid the toll demanded by the Gray silent waters of I.C. Lake. Frank Charles ROHRBOUGH, only son of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. ROHRBOUGH, was drowned Sunday at about 4:00 o’clock in what is known the old swimming place in the northwestern portion of the I.C.R.R. Lake. The catastrophe is one of the saddest that ever occurred in this community. Doubly sad is it because of its suddenness and the dark veil of mystery surrounding it. At about 2 o’clock, Frank, who had come down from Champaign that morning to spend Sunday with his parents, went with Eugene PRUETT to a car stationed on the C. & E.I. tracks and occupied by a number of young men of the C. & E.I. for the Interstate Commerce Commission. After visiting the car for awhile, 7 of the boys, Frank ROHRBOUGH, Eugene PRUETT, C.M. FULLER, J.H. KENDALL, C.P. FLETCHER, F.H. GROSS, and George BARGH, started down the tracks for a swim in the I.C. Lake. 6 of the 7 were graduates of the University of Illinois. On arriving at the lake, 2 boats were secured and 3 of the boys put on bathing suits. All then rowed up to the swimming place. Soon all were in bathing except Frank and Fuller, neither of whom was able to swim. After the other boys had been in the water about 10 minutes, FULLER and Frank also went in. Frank, being the last to enter. Both stayed in shallow water. It was perhaps 15 minutes later that one of the boys suggested that they all get out. Almost simultaneously, another asked "Where’s Frank?" He had been seen not over 2 or 3 minutes before, but now he was gone. Repeated calls from the bank failed to bring any response. Meanwhile, the outcries had brought many people who were fishing in various parts of the lake. Aid from town brought better means of searching for the body, and it was soon located in the water about 15 feet deep, and brought to the surface by Ace WAGNER. Doctor MILLER arrived on the scene just as the body was taken from the water, and for 35 minutes every effort possible was made to resuscitate it, but without success. Services were held from the First Methodist church. The Church was crowded with sorrowing friends and relatives and it was probably the largest crowd ever assembled in this church to attend a funeral. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

- On Sept. 4 at the M.E. South parsonage in this city occurred the marriage of Mr. Jesse REESE and Miss Elsie WAINSCOTT, both residing northwest of this city. Mr. and Mrs. George COLE accompanied the young couple as they were trying to surprise their friends. They will be residing at the old WAINSCOTT homestead 5 miles northwest of this city.

- Miss Evelyn KILLIE did not go to Oklahoma as was last week reported. She has been given the new room in the Kinmundy public schools by the Board of Education. The crowded condition of the school caused a new teacher to be added.

- Mrs. Ben GARRETT and daughter, Mabel, and Mrs. Emma BRUNK visited Friday with J.H. HOWELL and wife.

- John ROBB, who is attending Brown’s Business College in Centralia, came home Tuesday night to vote.

- A 10 lb. baby boy arrived at the home of Ashley HOLADAY and wife at West New York, Ill. on Sept. 5. The mother was formerly Miss Iva WARREN of this city.

- Mrs. Sarah E. FISH of Topeka, Kansas died Tuesday at the age of almost 70 years. She was the widow of the late Wm. FISH, former residents of this place. She has not been back here for 35 years. The body will arrive here Thursday and services held Friday. She is a sister of C.M. NEAVILL and a sister-in-law of J.O. FISH.

Sept. 14, 1939:

- Shortly after midnight on Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. Lou ROTAN were awakened by smoke. They soon discovered their home on fire and spread the alarm. The whole upstairs was ruined by fire and downstairs ruined by the water. So the house is in awful shape. The ROTANs had just finished remodeling their home and now it is all to do over again. Just what caused the fire, no one will ever know. Some think it was defective wiring while others are of the opinion it was just spontaneous combustion. It was partially covered by insurance. On Monday evening, the Mike SEE home was discovered on fire, but not until the whole upstairs was ablaze. It spread very rapidly and was not long burning to the ground. Most of the contents were saved. From all appearance, this house caught fire from the flue. It is the opinion of several that a portion of the house might have been saved had the first well held up, but just when water was needed most, a change of wells had to be made. When it was seen the fire could not be brought under control, a call for help was sent to Farina, but they didn’t make it in time to do any good. Although we were thankful they came because it looked as though some of the neighboring homes would catch fire. The home was partially covered by insurance. As you know, Mr. SEE has been without eyesight for several years and has been in failing health for the past few years. They spent the night with Mrs. Alice MILLER and on Tuesday went to the home of Mrs. SEE’s brother, Mr. Ed HARRELL, east of this city, where they will remain until they can get their thoughts collected. Some of the citizens are criticizing our fire department to some extent. We do not think they should do this too strongly because we really do not have a fire department. There is absolutely no organization at all. Not even a chief to stand back and figure out the best means of combating a fire. It is true, our engine has seen better days, but it will still do a lot of good, providing it is put up in shape, which should be done without further delay. When it gets to the place where it has to pushed up a hill, it is time to do something about it. Our water supply is our greatest liability. The engine will do good enough work when it arrives on the scene providing the water supply holds out. But most all the wells are shallow and contain barely enough water for the owner’s use. Our suggestion is that the City Council see to it that the fire engine is put in good shape. And next, they should organize a volunteer fire department. They may not have much money on hands, but they could rake up enough for something like this.

- The 15th annual ROBB reunion was held in Bryan Park Sept. 3. These reunions are held in honor of the late F.M. ROBB, who is believed to have been the first baby boy born in Kinmundy, that was the year 1848. He was the father of 8 girls and 1 boy. Only 4 of the 9 are now living. They are Mrs. Hattie ARNOLD, Mrs. Emma ARNOLD, Mrs. Lou JONES and Eli ROBB, all of Kinmundy and all were present at the reunion; 1 sister, Mrs. Mary WALKER of Woodriver, and 1 brother, R.C. ROBB of Kinmundy were also present. Approximately 100 gathered for the picnic dinner. After dinner, the younger members of the family enjoyed swimming and water sports while the older ones spent the time visiting. A list of those present was included.

- On Sept. 9, Miss Julia JONES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.F. JONES, became the bride of Mr. Albert UHLE of Chicago. The wedding ceremony was solemnized at the Methodist parsonage. The bride was attended by her sister, Lora, and Mr. Ray INGRAM served as best man. Those present were the immediate family of the bride, Mrs. J.T. ARNOLD, aunt of the bride, and Mrs. Helen HAMILTON of Chicago, sister of the groom. Mrs. UHLE is a graduate of K.H.S. with the class of 1933 and of the University School of Nursing with the class of 1937. Since that time she has been employed at the Wesley Memorial Hospital. Mr. UHLE is employed by the North State Publishing Co. of Hammond, Ind. They will reside in Chicago.

- Miss Lillian PLAUTZ, only daughter of Mr. August PLAUTZ, south of Rock Falls, and Marion MAXEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.F. MAXEY of Rock Falls, stole the march on their many friends Sept. 7 when they slipped away to Davenport, Iowa, and were quietly married at the Lutheran Church parsonage. The couple were unattended. They will reside for the present with the bride’s father. The groom is a graduate of the Kinmundy High School with the class of ‘29.

- George Edward BEAM of Springfield, retired Wabash Railroad employee, died at Wabash Hospital in Decatur. He was 70 years old. Death followed a year of failing health. He had resided in Springfield for 35 years, and is survived by his wife, Dora; 4 daughters; 1 sister, Mrs. Martha KENNEDY of Hurst, Ill.; 11 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Services were held at Metcalf and Lemon funeral home with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield.

- Clark BAGOTT died Friday at his home in Palouse, Wash. Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. William BAGOTT, was born in Kinmundy, has lived in the west for a number of years. Those surviving him are his wife; his son and daughter-in-law; and 3 grandchildren. 1 son died of infantile paralysis in 1934. Back home are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William BAGOTT, sister, Mrs. Lloyd HAMMER of Kinmundy; brother and sister, Paul BAGOTT and Mrs. Fred FLECHER of Charleston; and Mrs. Bert GUBBINS of Muncie, Ind.

- Quite a large fire was witnessed at the Rock Quarry in Omega twp. Tuesday evening when 39 barrels of gasoline burned. The Texico gasoline truck from Salem was filled the barrels when a small blaze was noticed. The driver immediately started his truck and drove away from the barrels but did not close the valve to the tank wagon. It was only an instant until the barrels began to explode and the fire followed the stream of gasoline from the truck. Consequently the back of the truck exploded and the whole rear end of the truck burned.

- Master John PIPER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul PIPER, entered the Effingham Clinic last week and underwent an operation on his knee.

- Miss A.M. JONES of Salem an one of our local high school teachers, wrecked her car Thursday night and has not been able to fill her position since. She is reported as much improved.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Russell JUSTIN have a son born Sept. 4.

- Pleasant Grove: Mrs. Melvin CURRY is reported to be suffering from infection caused by injuries received recently in a car accident when a tire blew out causing the car to overturn.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Robert FORD of Marion, Ill. are boarding at the Will SHAFFER home. Mr. FORD is a bridge contractor on the Brubaker and Omega Road.

- Pleasant Grove: Rev. NIGHAM delivered the message at the homecoming at Pleasant Grove Sunday morning. Rev. and Mrs. WILLIAMS and daughters of Kinmundy, came in time to partake of the basket dinner at noon, then after the program of solos, trios, and quartets, Rev. WILLIAMS delivered the message in the afternoon. He also rendered a couple of solos. The Pleasant Grove Sunday School was organized 90 years ago this year.

- Prairie Grove: Several attended the kitchen shower given for Earl SCHNEIDER and wife at the home of her parents, George SOLDNER and wife.

- Miss Helen MILLER left today for Champaign where she will enter her freshman year at the University.

- Meadow Branch: Sunday was the 50th birthday of Mr. Walter WARREN, so his relatives and near neighbors surprised him with a dinner. A long list of those attending was included.

- Meacham: Mr. Willie GREEN arrived home from Jefferson Barracks Hospital Friday, where he has been a patient for the past 6 months for a broken leg. We are glad to report him able to walk.

- Meacham: Mrs. Olga WEISS and Miss Laura, Mr. and Mrs. Merle JOHNSTON attended a family reunion Sunday at the home of Mrs. WEISS’ brother, Mr. and Mrs. Walter KLEEMAN, near Vernon, Ill. A fine basket dinner was served at the noon hour.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Raymond SOLDNER and Billie attended a shower at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George SOLDNER Sunday for Mr. and Mrs. Earl SCHNEIDER. Mrs. SCHNEIDER was formerly Miss Evelyn ERNST.

- North Fork: Word has been received here from Mr. and Mrs. Bill SWIFT of Peoria that they have a baby boy born Sept. 5 named William Mark.

- North Fork: Mrs. Etta JONES and son, Albert and Misses Bertha and Louise GREEN returned Monday from their 3 weeks motor trip. They visited the Leslie JONES family in South Dakota, Gifford JONES and wife, Chester JONES, Lyle and Carl GREEN at Billings, Montana, went to Yellow Stone Park and saw a good many others who were former residents of our community, including Gus GREEN and wife, Ralph BASSETT and wife, and Jim SLATER and family. They report a wonderful trip.

- Wilson School: Sunday being the 77th birthday of Mrs. Wm. BAGOTT, several relatives and friends gathered at her home in her honor. Some for dinner, others in the afternoon. Among them were: Mr. and Mrs. Paul BAGOTT, Mrs. Fred FLETCHER and daughter of Charleston, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie DeWERF and family; Mrs. Rose BROWN and daughter, Mrs. Gladys VanSANT of Farina, Ray STEVENSON and family of Salem, Rev. WILLIAMS and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd HAMMERS and Miss Anna DILLON of Kinmundy.

- Wilson School: Marion SHUFELDT and family were in Salem Sunday evening helping to celebrate the 73rd birthday of his mother, Mrs. Chas. SHUFELDT.

- Wilson School: Mrs. Lloyd HAMMER spent Friday and Saturday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. BAGOTT. On Friday morning, they received the sad news of the death of their youngest son, Clark, of Palouse, Wash. Clark was reared in this vicinity and attended Wilson School.

- 25 years ago from Sept. 17, 1914:

- On Sept. 13, 1914 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eli CONANT occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Nellie, to Mr. Mack ROBB. After the ceremony, the large number of relatives and friends were invited to the dining room where a bountiful dinner was served. The bride resides about 8 miles northwest of this city, and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. R.C. ROBB, and is a splendid young man and prosperous young farmer.

- O.P. VALLOW received the news of the death of his brother, George, in Wakena, Cal., which occurred Sept. 5 following a surgical operation a few days before. He had been in ill health for some time. The deceased was quite well known here as this was formerly his home.

Sept. 21, 1939:

- CHANDLER - GARRETT: Miss Gladys GARRETT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank GARRETT, of Granite City, and Elsworth CHANDLER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy CHANDLER, of Patoka, Ill., were quietly married at East Granite M.E. Parsonage on Sunday, Sept. 17, 1939, Rev. J.A. CONNETT performing the ceremony. Miss Clara FRIZZELL, of Patoka, and Lyle WILLIAMS of Kinmundy attended them. They will make their home near Patoka on a farm. We join their many friends in extending hearty congratulations.

- (Excerpts gleaned from obituaries taken from Palouse and Spokane, Washington, and Moscow, Idaho papers): Clark P. BAGOTT, owner of BAGOTT Motors, died at his home in Palouse, Wash., Friday morning, Sept. 8, of heart disease, which first attacked him more than 2 years ago. A former Spokane businessman, he came to Palouse in 1927, having been in the automotive business in the former city a number of years. Mr. BAGOTT was born Nov. 19, 1887 in Kinmundy, Ill. and has made his home in Palouse since 1927 - the Dodge and Plymouth auto dealer of Palouse district. Besides his wife, Ethel, he is survived by his son, John, and 3 grandchildren, all of Palouse; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. BAGOTT of Kinmundy; a brother, Paul, of Charleston; 3 sisters, Mrs. Fred FLETCHER of Charleston; Mrs. Lloyd HAMMER of Kinmundy,; all of Illinois, and Mrs. Bert GUBBINS of Muncie, Ind. Services were held from the Methodist Church with interment in Palouse.

- The FEATHER family surprised Mr. Ralph FEATHER Sunday on his birthday, and away they went to Salem to Bryan Park for a jolly good time.

- The Annual grade school Flower Show was held Wednesday and all of the winners were listed.

- Mrs. Lillian SUGG left Friday to spend the winter in the west with her children. She spent Friday night in Salem with a favorite niece, Mrs. Cecil KELL; Saturday she started for Palisade. Colo. where she will spend a week with Mrs. Sarah ALLEN and Mr. and Mrs. Webster LOWE; then to Los Angeles to be with her eldest son, Norman and wife for 2 weeks, before going to Portland, Oregon to spend the remainder of fall and winter with her son and daughter and their families, the Maxey SUGGS and Effie WILCOX.

- To date, the number of young people away attending school - James CONANT, L.C. INGRAM and Miss Helen MILLER, Urbana; Charles YOUNG and Carl PRUETT, Illinois Medical School, Chicago; Miss Frances KLINE, School of Beauty Culture, Champaign.

- Wilson School: Florence Maxine, who was born to Mr. and Mrs. David WOODEN on Sept. 13, passed away at birth. She leaves a father and mother, 2 brothers and 4 sisters, uncles and aunts. 3 sisters have passed on before her.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Warren SMITH gave a surprise party Friday night in honor of their son’s Warren Jr.’s birthday.

- Pleasant Grove: The Ladies Aid met Wednesday with Mrs. Lois ALDERSON.

- Omega: Roy MILLICAN sold his stock of merchandise to Leslie EBLIN last week. He has announced that he will operate a barber shop on Wednesday and Saturday of each week and sell gasoline and oil.

- Prairie Grove: A pie supper was held at Prairie Grove School Thursday night. The net proceeds were around $12.

- Meacham: Mr. Ruben CRAIN received word of the death of his aged aunt, Mrs. Sarah CHITWOOD of Tomoco, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Ruben CRAIN, Mrs. Ruben ALLPHIN, Mrs. Rolla BRIMBERRY and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Loren CRAIN, and Ruben SCHNEIDER attended the funeral there Thursday.

- Meacham: Mrs. Tom ADAMS had the misfortune to fall off a porch Monday and break her arm.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON, Mrs. Roscoe COCKRELL, and Mrs. Mary BALKE drove to Sailor Springs Sunday afternoon to call on an old friend, Mrs. George BATEMAN, nee Florence DAVIS, who was a niece of Mrs. Susie DAVIS SWITZER and were very shocked to hear Mrs. BATEMAN had died about the 15th of Aug.

- Meadow Branch: Several of this community attended the kitchen shower and farewell party for the Lee JONES family at the church Monday night.

- 25 years ago - Sept. 24, 1914:

- On Sept. 15 at high noon occurred the marriage of Miss Mamie BURLING, former Kinmundy girl to Mr. Hugh GILLAN at St. Patrick’s Church in Chicago. The groom is well known on the I.C. as engineer. The bridal party consisted of Mrs. Jon BRADFORD, waiting on the bride, and Wm. J. ROONEY, attending the groom. A wedding breakfast was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo EAGAN. The couple will reside in Champaign.

- George H. BARGH has accepted a position on the staff of the Centralia Daily Review.

- Ben GARRETT and family and W.S. CONANT and wife autoed to Patoka Sunday and spent the day with relatives.

- Mrs. Eldo WAINSCOTT and little son left Monday for Gillette, Wyo. where she join her husband to make their future home.

- After a short illness of 2 weeks duration, Albert Douglas ORGAN died, breaking into a family of 12 children. He was a loving husband, a kind father, and a good citizen. Interment was made in Sandy Branch Cemetery.

- S.B. PARRILL returned home from Florence, Kansas where he has been employed the past 3 months. He reports plenty of work and good crops in that country.

- Ben PHILLIPS and Dan DOOLEN were in Salem Monday attending the organization of the new democratic central committee. At the election of officers, Max PRILL of Centralia was elected chairman, and G.B. SIMCOX of Salem, Secretary.

- Word has been received here announcing the death of Edward R. STEELE at his home in Spokane, Wash., last Saturday evening. The funeral and interment was held in Spokane. He was a former Kinmundy boy.

- Herman SCHNEIDER and family left Saturday in their new Studebaker auto for a visit in St. Clair county with relatives. Mr. SCHNEIDER say they are having lots of pleasure out their new car.

- G.W. SNELLING and J.F. DONOVAN were in Salem Monday attending a meeting of the newly elected republican central committee.

- Mrs. James DARDEN and 2 daughters have returned to their home in Texas after a visit here with her parents, A.J. FOSTER and wife, and brother, Homer, who has been confined the past 5 years with rheumatism.

Sept. 28, 1939:

- A PARKER reunion was held Sunday in Bryan Memorial Park in Salem last Sunday in honor of Mr. Percy PARKER, who was visiting here from Kingman, Ariz. The brothers and sisters and a few other relatives arrived at the noon hour and a basket dinner was spread. The entire afternoon was taken up in visiting. This was the first time in several years that all the children had been together and it certainly was a happy occasion. A list of those attending was included.

- Rev. W.E. WILLIAMS returned home Sunday evening from Edwardsville where he had been attending the first annual conference of the Methodist Church - the 3 churches, Methodist Episcopal Church, Methodist Episcopal Church South, and Methodist Protestant Church uniting in the one church, a membership of 8 million.

- The fire bell was sounded again yesterday morning when Mrs. Matilda MAXWELL’s residence was on fire. But before the department reached the scene, a neighbor, Mr. W.F. HARVEY, had the blaze extinguished. The blaze had caught from a spark on the kitchen roof, burning quite a patch of shingles.

- At last we have a little oil activity in our community. A well was spudded in at 1 a.m. Sunday morning on the BALKE farm in Meacham twp. At present the well is down about 1800 feet.

- Mr. and Mrs. Roy COPENHAVER have an 11 lb. girl born in St. Anthony’s Hospital at Effingham on Sept. 22. Mr. COPENHAVER is an oil well driller and is family is domiciled in the Helen MITCHELL property in the east part of town.

- Mr. and Mrs. Gus Charles PORTER of Lake Charles, La. have a 9 lb. boy born Sept. 22 named Charles Lynn according to the word received by the youngster’s great-aunt, Miss Anna DILLON. We know that Grandma PORTER and Uncle Lynn of Houston, Texas are certainly rejoicing over this occasion.

- Mrs. Hattie COCKRELL had as her dinner guests Tuesday, Mrs. Icy GARRETT, Mrs. Arminda BROWN, Mrs. Lizzie DOOLEN, Mrs. Fannie LOWE, Mrs. Myrtle DOOLEN, Mrs. Lizzie ATKINS and Mrs. S.A. WHISNANT.

- Mr. Sam SWALLEY, a well known and aged resident of Omega twp., died at his home Monday. Services were held from the 1880 Christian Church with interment made in the church cemetery.

- The pumping station has been electrified. Electric motors have been installed in the I.C.R.R. pumping station and are now at work pumping the water for the engines. This will displace the pumper, Mr. Lee JONES, who is still on the job and will remain here until everything is in good working order.

- The annual Marion County Fair and Farmer’s Institute is being held in Salem this week.

- Prairie Grove: Dewey COMBS and wife attended the funeral of Mr. ENGLEJOHN Thursday afternoon in Farina.

- Meacham: The derrick is erected and the work of drilling oil began Sunday morning on the farm known as the Henry BALKE farm, 4 miles east of Kinmundy.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL, Mr. and Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER, and Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON attended the show, "In Old Chicago" at the Lyric in Farina Saturday evening.

- Meacham: Mr. Glenn BRASIL of Hoopeston, Ill. and George MILLER of Kinmundy called on Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL Sunday morning.

- Omega: Sam SWALLEY is reported to be in critical condition at his home in Omega. His son, Burley, of Mo., came last week to help care for him.

- East Zion: Rev. Monroe SMITH died Friday, aged 83 years, 9 months, and 5 days young. The funeral was held at the Patoka gymnasium with interment in Patoka Cemetery. He died at his home in Patoka.

- East Zion: The sudden death of Mr. Allie GRAY, a barber in Patoka, occurred Sunday night.

- Swift School: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB visited Sunday with the Bert GARRETT family.

- Mr. Harvey BROWN of Kiowa, Colo. is here on a surprise visit to his mother, Mrs. Arminda BROWN, and brother and family, the E.E. BROWNs. It has been 10 years since Mr. BROWN visited his hometown.

- Camp Ground: Several attended the birthday dinner of Mrs. Claude JIMMERSON.

- Swift School: The Willing Workers met Wednesday with Mrs. Clyde BASSETT, their first meeting this fall. Most of the members were present. Mrs. BASSETT served a very delicious dinner assisted by her sisters, Mrs. Esta ROBB and Mrs. Hazel LIVESAY. Quilting and piecing blocks was the work of the day. The Sunshine Box was very much enjoyed when each one received a very beautiful and useful gift. Next meeting will be with Mrs. Clella WAINSCOTT on Wednesday, Oct. 4th.

- Swift School: Last Tuesday being the birthday of Miss Leah WILLIAMS, she entertained her class to a birthday party. Her mother served ice cream and cake and cocoa, which was very much enjoyed by the girls. Those present were: Dorothy SWIFT, Joann COLE, Louise GREEN, Helen ROBB, Rose Mary CONANT, Gloria and Lea WILLIAMS and their teacher, Mrs. Ava WILLIAMS.

- 25 years ago - Oct. 1, 1914:

- The annual meeting of the Marion County Farmer’s Institute will be held in Kinmundy Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 22, 23, and 24.

- A new boy arrived at the home of Perry NEAVILL and wife on Tuesday.

- James SCOTT left Monday for Peoria to resume his studies in jewelry engraving and watch making, after spending his vacation at home.

- W.H. BREWER had the misfortune to fall from a ladder last Friday and sustained severe injuries. Fortunately no bones were broken, but he was badly bruised.

- The WIDDIS children entertained 32 little boys and girls Saturday afternoon at their country home. Mr. LLOYD conveyed the children to and from the country in a wagon. Delicious refreshments were served in the woods. Mrs. Fred KILLIE and Mrs. Roy FILSON were present.

Oct. 5, 1939:

- Mrs. H.M. FISHER is suffering quite a bit from a broken ankle caused by being run over by a car last week. She, in company with Mrs. John HOLT, were returning home from town on Tuesday evening of last week. At the same time Mrs. W.H. HILL started home in her car, and in swinging across the railroad crossing, turned her wheels a little too quick, knocking Mrs. FISHER down and the wheels passed over her foot. Naturally Mrs. HILL feels terrible over the accident but misjudged the crossing.

- Mrs. Sadie L. MOORE died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elsie RICHARDS, in Los Angeles, Cal. on Sept. 11, 1939, being nearly 81 years old. When quite young, Mrs. MOORE came to Kinmundy with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.S. SCHERMERHORN to make their home, where she received her education, and for a number of years was a successful school teacher. Later she was married to Mr. John MOORE of Labodie, Maryland, and they had 4 children: Mary Ellen, Sidney, Ida and Elsie, and with her moved to Los Angeles about 20 years ago. For several reasons she has been an invalid. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Elsie RICHARDS; 5 grandchildren; 2 brothers, H. Louis SCHERMERHORN of Spokane, Wash., Lemuel SCHERMERHORN of Miles City, Mont.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Caroline TYSON of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Ellen SQUIAR of Amora, Ill., and a large number of nephews and nieces. Services were held in the Wee Kirk of the Heather Church in Glendale, Cal with interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery in that city. Mrs. E.M. SCHERMERHORN of Ridgefarm, Ill. was the only relative from Illinois who attended Mrs. MOORE’s funeral.

- Drilling on the BALKE well east of this city ceased Saturday night and early Sunday morning the hold was plugged. It was drilled to a depth of 2329 feet.

- Harold, Stephen, Floyd, and Thelma EAGAN, children of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison EAGAN residing near the C. & E.I. reservoir in company with Ma____ and Jenel YATES of Alma were returning home from the show at Salem last Saturday evening when their car was wrecked by another car driven by a Mr. REGLES of St. James. It seems as though the REGLES car crossed the black line and smashed into the EAGAN car, knocking it over in the ditch. Harold EAGAN, who was driving, received a fractured skull and was taken to the Centralia Hospital where he is reported as getting along as well as can be expected. None of the other occupants were injured except for a few minor bruises. The car was a total wreck.

- Rev. George WEAVER is the new pastor of the Church of God.

- Mr. D.J. ALEXANDER, the congenial manager of the White Star Service Station, has been quite ill the past week, suffering from an attack of indigestion. He suffered the attack on Tuesday, but is now able to be about his place of business.

- The members of the Rainbow Division of the Methodist church met at the home of Mrs. Lenard LEWIN Sept. 29, and from there went to the home of Mrs. Fannie LOWE to surprise her on her 84th birthday. This celebration included Mrs. Lizzie DOOLEN who was 86 the 11th day of the month. Among the greetings, Mrs. LOWE received, was one she treasured, perhaps more than others, a wire, from her great-great-grandson, Robert Dale DARDEN. Having finished at Annapolis, he is now stationed at Long Beach, Cal.

- Mr. and Mrs. Elmo WILLIAMS of Sterling, Ill. have an 8 lb. girl born Sept. 30 and named Anita Kay.

- The Kinmundy-Los Angeles picnic was held the last Sunday of September. A list of those attending was included.

- Meacham: Mrs. Jennie JAHRAUS and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn JAHRAUS and Virginia Mae, were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL, helping Mr. HARRELL celebrate his birthday.

- Pleasant Grove: Several from here attended the funeral of Sam SWALLEY at Lovell’s Grove Church Wednesday.

- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Bud CALDWELL have a baby girl born Oct. 1, weighing 8 lbs.

- East Zion: Mr. Charles ARNOLD and Mr. and Mrs. Eli GREEN were business callers at the Clyde BASSETT home and at Alma Friday afternoon.

- Miletus: Twin girls were born to Mr. and Mrs. Estil COMBS on Sept. 25 and named Lola May and Lila Fay.

- Swift School: Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB, and Mr. and Mrs. George COLE and daughter were dinner guests Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Mack ROBB. Mr. and Mrs. Wes ROBB were afternoon callers.

- Swift School: Mrs. Clyde BASSETT spent Monday afternoon with Mrs. Ren WAINSCOTT.

- 25 years ago on Oct. 8, 1914:

- Mr. William M. ANDERSON, son of Mrs. B. ANDERSON of this city, and Miss Sarah WATSON of Savannah, Ga., were married on Sept. 23 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco, Cal.

- Miss Anna, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. BAGOTT, gave her many friends a surprise Tuesday this week when they received the following notice: "Mr. And Mrs. W.W. BAGOTT announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Anna, to Mr. Bert GUBBINS at Centralia, Ill. on Sept. 7.

- Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. PRUETT have a new daughter born Tuesday.

- Thos. S. LACEY of Meacham was almost seriously injured last Thursday morning in Farina when his team became frightened and he was thrown from the wagon. Fortunately no bones were broken and his injuries were only bruises.

- Mrs. Frank SCHWARTZ and Mrs. Homer STEVENSON of Salem, Mrs. O. FISH, Mrs. Harriet DeVORE, Frank HUMPHREY and wife, and neighboring friends assembled at the home of Mrs. Mary HUMPHREY Friday in honor of her 85th birthday.

- Mrs. Emma MUNION of Lake Fork, J.F. HOWELL and wife, Ben GARRETT, wife and daughter, Lloyd PARRILL and family spent Sunday in Meacham with Sam HOWELL and family.

- Lee A. SNELLING, wife and little daughter of Nordhoff, Cal. have moved to Gary, Ind., where he has employment. They are both former Kinmundy young people.

Oct. 12, 1939:

- Homer Herschel HANKS, second son of Alvin and Della HANKS, was born in Meacham twp., Kinmundy, Ill. on March 3, 1903. On April 5, 1910, the mother of this family died, leaving Homer and a younger brother, Lewis, to share the love and care bestowed upon them by 2 grandmothers. Homer attended rural school at Miletus and grew up to manhood amidst the advantages and limitations that children of country environment experience. On Oct. 3, 1931 he married Nelda LONG, and they had 1 daughter, Leota Pearl. On Oct. 3, 1939, he underwent an operation for appendicitis from which he seemed apparently to be recovering when he died on Oct. 7, 1939. He leaves his wife, 1 daughter, a father, 2 brothers, uncles, and aunts. Services were held at Brown Church with interment in Phillips Cemetery.

- James Henry JACKSON, son of William and Lydia Jane JACKSON, was born Oct. 7, 1855, and died Oct. 9, 1939. He came to Kinmundy from Sandoval 45 years ago, and has since filled his place in the business and religious affairs of our town. He retired from the mercantile business a few years ago. In his religious life he was a life long Baptist, for years an Elder in the church. Mr. JACKSON, for a week past, had looked forward to his 84th birthday anniversary, and requested it be served in his beloved church. Monday morning at 2 o’clock, Mr. JACKSON awoke a coma of several hours to acknowledge each member of the family, as he or she spoke to him, with a smile of recognition. Preceding him in death, Mattie A. JACKSON and Clarcia JACKSON, he now leaves his wife; his daughter, Pearl, now Mrs. F.G. ALEXANDER; Orin of Plainview, Texas; and Andrew and Emery of Kinmundy; step-children, Mrs. Joe HECKLEBECK of Beckemeyer, Ill.; and Bert and Grover BAILEY of Kinmundy. Services were held from the Baptist Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. A list of relatives and friends attending from out-of-town was included.

- Mr. James. W. ADAMS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank ADAMS of Patoka, and Miss Helen CURRY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. CURRY of this city, motored to Clayton, Mo. Saturday where they were married in the Methodist parsonage. They were accompanied by Mr. Sam BRET of Patoka, and Miss Donna ANDREWS of this city. The groom had an apartment awaiting his bride in Centralia, where he has employment in the oil industry.

- Mrs. Edgar STEVENSON died at her home in Salem Sunday after an illness of several years duration. Services were held Tuesday from the Summit Prairie Baptist Church in Stevenson twp. with interment in the Church Cemetery.

- Mr. and Mrs. A.C. DUNLAP are spending a week in Ava, Mo. where they have a cottage. This vacation was ordered by Mr. DUNLAP’s physician with the hopes that he will regain his health.

- Mr. Alonzo CHURCH has opened a law office here in the front office room of the Gray Building. Mr. CHURCH has worked in this community the past years, clearing titles for the Carter Oil Co.

- Howard ROBB, son of Mrs. Lois ROBB of Kinmundy, has recently been elected President of the Student Council at Brown’s Business College in Centralia, Ill. Other members of the Council are Patricia MARTIN and Richard BERGER of Centralia, Nellie Mae JONES of Patoka, and Mary Lou BECCUE of Vandalia. Carl GREEN of Kinmundy, at Billings Polytechnic Institute, has been chosen to play the part of "Marks, a detective" in the mystery play, "Stolen Signals". Carl is also secretary and treasurer of the Pioneer Men’s Club.

- Oct. 9, Richard MAULDING was 12 years old, and in honor of his birthday, 12 of his chums met with him after school to help him celebrate. A big wiener and marshmallow roast was held north of town and the rest of the time was spent in the manly arts of football and boating.

- Mrs. Clyde SCHOOLEY died at her home in Summerfield Monday from pneumonia. Services were held at Summerfield with interment in the Summerfield community. Mrs. Ella NEWELL of this city was in attendance at the funeral.

- Oct. 7th being the 77th birthday of Mrs. Jennie STOCK, her children and grandchildren planned a little surprise for her on Sunday to honor the occasion. All came with well filled baskets. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred STOCK and son and daughter, Frederick and Dolores of Effingham, Mrs. George STOCK of St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur STOCK, daughter, Shirley, and sons, Charles, Billie, Larry, and Michial of Centralia, Mr. and Mrs. Fred KLEISS, son Harold, and daughters, Mildred and Helen, Mr. and Mrs. Charles METZGER and Miss Anna KOLB of Kinmundy, and Miss Willadene KNISELEY of Centralia.

- Rev. and Mrs. WILLIAMS were given a reception on their return to the pastorate of the Kinmundy Methodist Church for the second year.

- Homer HANKS died Saturday at Vandalia Hospital. He was operated on Tuesday for appendicitis. He leaves his wife, 1 daughter, Leola Pearl, a father, 2 brothers, Lewis and Masel of Kinmundy. Services were held at Brown Church with interment in Phillips Cemetery.

- Brown: Mrs. Neoma WILKINSON spent the weekend at the Charlie WILCOXEN home helping care for their new boy named Charles Lindell.

- Brown: Buren FOGERSON and wife have a baby boy born Tuesday named Wendell Dean.

- Omega: Joe LITTRELL is preparing to open a store in the Lewis Building south of the Blacksmith shop, as soon as the repair work on the building is finished.

- Harold EAGAN returned home Monday from the Centralia Hospital where he has been a patient for the past week, suffering from a fractured skull received in an auto accident.

- Swift School: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BASSETT and daughters were Centralia visitors Saturday.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph HIESTAND, and Mr. and Mrs. Claude HIESTAND attended the funeral of the latter’s uncle, Mr. Harry BOWTON, at the Christian Church in Salem on Saturday, who died at his home in Chicago. Interment was made in East Lawn Cemetery.

- Pleasant Grove: The Ladies’ Aid met Wednesday.

- Miletus: A large crowd attended the pie supper at Miletus School Friday night. Proceeds were $24.22, good music and good order. The cake for the most popular lady went to Miss Marjorie KELLER, the jar of pickles to Miss Luvena KRUTSINGER and Johnny HOLZHAUSEN, a bar of soap to Lee HALL, and the cake walk cake to Miss Vera HAMPSTEN.

- 25 years ago from Oct. 15, 1914:

Oct. 19, 1939:

- Mr. Robert Russell LEE, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. LEE, of this city, and Miss Mary Margaret HICKMAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank HICKMAN, also of this city, motored to Clayton, Mo. Oct. 13th where they were married. The couple will make their home in this city. The groom is now employed as an extra telegraph operator for the Illinois Central. He is a graduate of our local high school with the class of ‘33. The bride is also a graduate of the local high school with the class of ‘36. Since her graduation, she has been employed in the BARGH Drug Store in this city, and in the Sweney Bros. Drug Store in Salem.

- The regular October meeting of the P.T.A. was held Oct. 13 in the form of a band benefit dinner with an attendance of approximately 170. The new officers are Mrs. R.H. HANNA, President; Mrs. R.H. PIGG, Vice President; Mrs. Walter MURPHY, Secretary; Miss Margaret WARREN, Treasurer.

- Annie Edith, daughter of John B. and Bridget ELDER, was born at Kinmundy on Jan. 25, 1871, and died Oct. 12, 1939. Most of her life was spent in this city. Here she grew to womanhood, attending the Kinmundy Public School, and graduating with the class of 1890. In Nov. 1895, she married S.W. HARVEY, and they had 1 daughter, Dorcas, now Mrs. Arno MILLER, of Kinmundy. For many years, Mrs. HARVEY had made her home with her brother, George, of this city. She was a regular attendant at the services of the Methodist church; and was particularly interested in the work of the Ladies’ Aid, and the Epworth League. She was 1 of a family of 9 children, 5 of whom preceded her in death. Surviving are: her daughter, Mrs. Arno MILLER; 3 granddaughters, Misses Helen, Norma and Marilyn MILLER; 2 sisters, Mrs. Kate LOCKWOOD of Chicago, and Mrs. H.S. MANUEL of Los Angeles; and 1 brother, George ELDER of Kinmundy. Services were held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Our community was shocked by the sudden death of Mr. Maurice B. NELMS, which occurred Saturday from a heart ailment. Just the evening before, he and Mrs. NELMS had attended the Band Benefit dinner at the gymnasium and he was apparently in the best of health. But he took suddenly ill during the night and died Saturday morning. Maurice B., youngest son of John T. and Emma WINTERROWD NELMS, was born in Kinmundy on Sept. 23, 1883. Here he grew to manhood and received his education in the local school. He began his business career as a clerk while yet a very young man. His first position was with Mr. E.C. BARGH. Later he clerked for his brother, Frank, then for the late Mr. John SWANDER and then for Mr. C.B. ROHRBOUGH. He embarked in business for himself in Hindsboro, Ill in 1910, where he remained in business for 18 years. From Hindsboro, he moved with his family to Everett, Wash. But after 2 years as a shoe salesman, the lure of Illinois and his home called him back. And on Feb. 28, 1931, he and his late brother, Frank, formed a partnership under the name of Nelms Bros. and conducted a mercantile business. About 2 years ago, owing to the failing health of the brother, Maurice acquired the full interest in the firm, which business he was conducting at the time of his death. In Dec. 1904, he was married to Miss Alma LASWELL of Farina, and they had 3 daughters, namely, Armilda of Houston, Texas; Maurine of Everett, Wash.; and Pauline of Greenville, Ill., all of whom survive with his companion. He also leaves 4 grandchildren; 1 brother, John H. of this city; 1 sister, Dudie WOLFE of Sandoval; and 1 half-brother, Myron DIEWERT of Everett, Wash. Services were held from the high school gymnasium with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Mr. Glenn H. FORD of Harrisburg, was called on Mrs. A.J. YOUNG on Sunday.

- Prairie Grove: Mrs. Dorothy BOUSMAN is spending a few days in Oblong in the home of her sister, Mr. and Mrs. Mason PRYER, helping care for the new baby boy.

- Pleasant Grove: Miss Frances LATHINE and Edward REPEC were married Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Parker LATHINE, near Iuka, and have taken rooms at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ted MAYBERRY, which he previously furnished.

- Pleasant Grove: Several from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Edgar STEVENSON at the Old Baptist Church on Tuesday.

- Pleasant Grove: Several of the young folks attended the birthday party at Paul JENKINS home Saturday night in honor of Marietta’s birthday, also for others whose birthdays occurred in October.

- Pleasant Grove: The Aid met with Mrs. Ruby VANDEVEER Wednesday.

- Pleasant Grove: A large crowd gathered at the MAYBERRY home Monday night and gave the newlyweds a charivari.

- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Bud CALDWELL have a baby girl born Oct. 1.

- Green Ridge: Mrs. Icy GARRETT spent last week with Mr. Noah THOMAS and family.

- East Meadow Branch: Miss Dorothy McCULLEY attended the banquet at the gym Friday night, also the shower for Helen CURRY ADAMS.

- 25 years ago on Oct. 22, 1914.

Oct. 26, 1939:

- Mrs. Rose WILLIAMS died at the home of her nephew, Mr. Chas. GARNER, in this city, Oct. 19, aged 74 years, 7 months, and 6 days. Services were held from the Alma Christian Church with interment in Alma Cemetery.

- A group of 46 livestock farmers and young men and women of Marion county, headed by their farm advisor, Fred J. BLACKBURN, visited the market at National Stock Yards Oct. 19. A list of those attending was included.

- Kinmundy High School class officers were elected. They are:

Freshmen: President, Wilma Jean FULLOW; Secretary, Laverne KEEN; Treasurer, Leona JACKSON; Student Council, Marie KLINE.

Sophomores: President, Donna MAULDING; Vice President, C.V. VALLOW; Secretary, Velma CONANT; Treasurer, Barbara MILLER; Student Council, Nelda JOHNSON.

Juniors: President, Nancy LOWE; Vice President, Helen PRUETT; Secretary, Thelma BAILEY, Treasurer; Velma WOODWARD; Student Council, Bennie DOOLEN.

Seniors: President, Bob MAHAN; Vice President, Geneva HEICHER; Secretary, Billie WILLIAMS; Treasurer, Dewayne WILLIAMS; Student Council, Wayne ROBB.

- A list of those relatives from out of town attended the funeral of Mrs. Anna HARVEY was printed.

- Pleasant Grove: Mrs. Chas. KALLMAN of near Brubaker, suffered a paralytic stroke Oct. 14, and died the next day. After a short funeral at McMackin Funeral Home, the body was taken to Chicago where another funeral was held and interment was made. The KALLMAN family came here from Chicago a few years ago.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Chas. FORD and sons are the proud owners of a Plymouth.

- Pleasant Grove: Mrs. Ruby HIESTAND entertained the Ladies’ Aid Wednesday.

- Camp Ground: The proceeds at the Camp Ground Pie supper amounted to $35.00. The cake for the most popular lady went to Anna MARLOW, the pickles for the most love sick couple to Corrine BAILEY and Mike BUTTS, the box lunch for the man needing a cook went to Thomas BOONE, and the guess on candy to Cliff OLDEN.

- Booker: The Literary Society of Camp Ground School held it’s business meeting Friday night and elected: Chairman, W.S. HAYS; Vice Chairman, Guy PERRY; Committee for debate questions, Mildred PERRY, Nono MULVANY, and Hugh COPPLE. The first debate will be Nov. 17.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL and Mr. and Mrs. J.E. CRAIG and Miss Eula were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. M.H. SEE in Kinmundy.

- Mrs. Frank NELMS received a wire Thursday notifying her of the death of her cousin, Mrs. Harriet LYNCH MICKLE of Carlyle, Ind.

- 25 years ago on Oct. 29, 1914 - Merle Frank kleiss died

Nov. 2, 1939:

- The P.T.A. held their annual parade Tuesday evening and in spite of the nippy weather, there were several participants. The judges were Mrs. B.F. LINTON, Mr. Carl DUNLAP, and Mr. Dale HAMMER. Here are the winners:

Twins: Alice Rachel WILLIAMS and Reed MURPHY, 1st;

Max MERCER and Henry SPENCER, 2nd

Chinaman: Joan ALEXANDER and Henry BLACKWELL.

Clown: Betty Jane GORDON, John MOTCH

Black Sambo: Bobby FINN, Bruce OLDEN

Aunt Jemima: Betty Jean GRAY, Josephine GILLESPIE

Little Boy Blue: Jimmy ALEXANDER, Newell BARKER

Raggedy Man: Charles DISS, Junior VANSCYOC

Humpty Dumpty: Delorus SHANAFELT

Fairy: Zola ROBNETT, Betty CHANCE

Scarecrow: David LOWE, Imogene SHANAFELT

Witch: Helen ROBNETT, Harold CHANCE

Hiawatha: Charles GARDEN, James CHANCE

Irishman: Jimmy ROBNETT

Tomboy: Barbara MURPHY, Mildred DAVIS

Sissy: Ralph FINN, Carl BLACKWELL

Black Cat: Veleta Ruth CLARK, Joe BARGH

Best Riding Hood: Helen BASSETT

Gypsy: Donna BASSETT

Ghost: Alice Marie ZIMMER

Ferdinand the Bull: Wallace HULTS

Fat Man: George DAVIS

Rip Van Winkle: Darrell FORD

- I wish to thank all my kind neighbors and friends for their little remembrances during my illness. I assure you your kindness will never be forgotten. Mrs. Icy GARRETT

- Mr. Marshall WILLIAMS, who has held the position as Highway Patrolman here for the past 3 years, has accepted a position with the State Dept. as license examiner. The position as highway patrolman has been awarded to A.J. JACKSON.

- Mr. and Mrs. Edgar JONES and children spent Sunday in Decatur with Mrs. JONES’ father, Mr. Charles WILLIAMS, who recently underwent an operation for cancer of the mouth.

- Charles COATNEY and son, Gene, moved their household effects to Effingham Saturday where Mr. COATNEY has employment as a flagman at one of the I.C. Crossings.

- Mr. and Mrs. R.W. BAYLIS have a 6˝ lb. baby girl born Oct. 28 named Ruth Marie.

- Swift School: Mr. and Mrs. Raymond SWIFT and Lyle were in Effingham Monday where Lyle had his tonsils removed.

- Swift School: The Halloween Carnival at the Swift School House was quite a success Monday evening. Everybody enjoyed a good time. The best masked prizes went to: Helen BASSETT, 1st, as little Red Riding Hood; Kenneth CHANCE, 2nd, a negro; and Evelyn BASSETT, 3rd, as Little Boy Blue. The house was very beautifully decorated with every touch of Halloween. Proceeds amounted to $13.00.

- East Zion: Miss Ruth BASSETT is ill with a cold and sore throat.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Edward REPEC were given a kitchen shower at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Parker LAWSON Wednesday.

- Pleasant Grove: Mrs. Guy SHAFFER entertained the Ladies’ Aid Wednesday.

- Pleasant Grove: Mrs. Bessie HIESTAND was pleasantly surprised one night last week when a few relatives and friends came with refreshments to serve and some nice gifts for her birthday. Those from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Leroy KNISELEY and daughter, Willadean, of Centralia, and her friend, Frederick STOCK of Effingham.

- Meadow Branch: The teacher of our school, Mrs. LINTON, had the pupils come masked Tuesday morning. The pupils asked Robert MARSHALL to choose which was masked best and he decided Marion HINES was best, dressed as a young lady, and Zella SCHOONOVER dressed as a coon, was 2nd. They enjoyed the school programs over the radio. At noon, the Greenridge School came over and enjoyed a wiener roast with our school.

- Omega: Phil LECKRONE of Salem was here Sunday afternoon in his Cub Plane taking passengers up for a ride. He used the Doug MARLOW meadow east of town and was busy all afternoon.

- Mr. and Mrs. Bud FEATHERS and family, and Mr. and Mrs. George FEATHERS and family of Peoria were here over the weekend visiting their brother and family, the Ralph FEATHERS, Sunday. They were joined by the Charles FORDs of Alma, and the Will GREENs and Mr. and Mrs. Hall FEATHERS, living near Kinmundy - all together making quite a family reunion.

- 25 years ago on Nov. 5, 1914:

Nov. 9, 1939:

- With this issue, the Express begins it’s 56th year. It was established in 1883 and the first issue made its appearance on Nov. 8. It was founded by the late Richard F. LAWSON who operated it until 1893 when he sold it to the Nelson H. LANGENFELTER who continued as its editor for some time and then sold it to Mr. D.S. LORD. He, in turn, sold it to P.J. SAPP and S.R. WOOLEY in August 1898, who used it to promote the sale of real estate. They sold it in November of the same year to Mr. F.O. GRISSOM, our present postmaster. Mr. GRISSOM continued with the Express for 18 years and in 1916 sold it to the late G.A. SPITZE. In 1919, Mr. SPITZE sold it to Mr. J. Lem BALLANCE who operated it until 1921 when it was sold to the present owner, who will round out 18 years of service as editor and publisher on the first of next month. It has had it’s ups and downs but we are happy to say it is still here long after we are gone. It has become an institution and has continuously worked for the betterment of the community. As it now stands, The Kinmundy Express is the oldest firm in this city today.

- Mr. and Mrs. James Earl PENETON of Indianapolis, Ind. have a baby boy born Nov. 4, 1939 and named David Earl. The father is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis E. PENETON of Hammond, Ind., former Kinmundy people.

- The beautiful farm home, barn and outbuildings on the GREENLEA farm northwest of Farina were completely destroyed by fire Tuesday. The farm is owned by the estate of George GREEN and was occupied by Maurice GREEN, one of the sons, who operates the farm. The farm was noted for purebred cattle. The fire happened about 11 o’clock. Maurice was sleeping in the house alone. Two strangers were passing in a car (the farm is located beside the hard road) and stopped when they saw the fire. One went to the house to arouse whomever he could, and the other went to the barn and released 14 head of milk cows. The barn was so near gone, this was all that could be gotten out. Maurice escaped the burning house in his pajamas. From all appearance, the barn was on fire first and then spread to the other buildings. Practically all of the farm machinery, including the tractor, several bushels of wheat, oats and soybeans, were burned. The only things standing were the toilet and the silo, but the silo was ruined, as well as the silage in it.

- Mr. Eli ROBB entered the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia Sunday and underwent an operation for hernia on Monday.

- C.R. ALDERSON was in St. Louis Sunday and Monday visiting his wife who is a patient in the Missouri-Baptist Hospital, having underwent a major operation last week.

- Mr. and Mrs. Frank GARRETT of Granite City, were here spending the weekend with Mrs. GARRETT’s brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest JONES.

- Mr. Riley WILLIAMS left Tuesday morning for Brazil, Ind. in answer to a message announcing the death of a brother-in-law.

- A sow owned by Lester VANSCYOC gave birth to a litter of 21 pigs Monday. Unfortunately (or fortunately) she saved only 12 of these. We believe this sets an all time record on the size of litter produced in this community.

- I am indeed happy to acknowledge and thank you for the many cards, letters and presents I received commemorating my 90th birthday. Mrs. Elizabeth J. LANGDELL

- Pleasant Grove: Little Irma Jean LEWIS had the misfortune of getting her collar bone broken while playing at school Wednesday.

- Pleasant Grove: The Ladies’ Aid met Wednesday with Mrs. Gladys HIESTAND.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Igo JONES have a baby daughter born Thursday.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON attended a surprise farewell party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. WHITTENBURG Friday. About 40 friends and neighbors were present. A luncheon of orange juice, sandwiches, pickles, cake, and coffee was served.

- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Wes ROBB spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT.

- East Zion News: James BASSETT and family spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. James OSBORNE.

- East Zion News: The neighbors gathered at the Cyrus ARNOLD home and shucked his corn out for him Tuesday. The Ladies’ Aid served dinner for them. Cyrus is in very poor health.

- 25 years ago on Nov. 12, 1914.

Nov. 16, 1939:

- Charles SHUFELDT, youngest son of Harmon and Maryetta SHUFELDT, was born at Barrington, Ill. on Jan. 22, 1862, and died Nov. 11, 1939 at home in Salem. He married Adora M. LOWEY in Aug. 1890, and they had 8 children, who, with the mother, still survive him. Clyde, of near Salem; Mrs. Hazel DeVORE of Lakeview, Ore.; Walter of Seattle, Wash.; Marion, who resides on the home farm; Henry of Salem; Eugene of Klamath Falls, Ore.; Mary and Pearl, at home. He is also survived by an only sister, Mrs. Emma EILEDS of Chicago, and 10 grandchildren. He spent most of his life on a farm south of Kinmundy having resided in Salem the last 11 years. He was a member of the Methodist church in Kinmundy, also a member of the Lodge No. 398, A.F. & A.M. of Kinmundy. Services were held from the Methodist Church in Kinmundy with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Margaret R. COCKRELL, widow of the the late Clayton COCKRELL, was born in Meacham twp., Marion county, Ill. on Aug. 16, 1859, and died Nov. 9, 1939 from the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Earl MORRIS of Marshall, Ill. Preceding her in death were 3 sons, Ernest, Harry and Earl, and her aged companion. She leaves 2 sons, Roscoe of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Charles COCKRELL of Chicago; 1 daughter, Jennie, now Mrs. Earl MORRIS of Marshall; 7 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held from the Methodist church in Kinmundy with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- A fire which started from an overheated stove Monday destroyed 2 business buildings in Iuka, causing damage estimated at $27,000. The Phillips Building, which housed a tavern and apartment, and the other which housed a grocery store, and the Masonic Temple were destroyed. The Iuka bank building as threatened. The fire started in the rear of the Phillips Building and quickly spread to the other structures. Firemen from Salem, Centralia, Xenia, and Flora brought the flames under control after 4 hours.

- Due to the fact that several of the family could not be here Nov. 23, the ALEXANDER Thanksgiving Day was officially declared by Mrs. Wm. HUMPHREY of Newton, Iowa to be Nov. 12. On this date all the members of the family who could gathered at the F.G. ALEXANDER home and enjoyed a turkey dinner complete with all the trimmings. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. HUMPHREY and daughter of Newton, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. HART and son, Billy Dean, and Mr. and Mrs. F.O. ALEXANDER of Champaign; Mr. and Mrs. Gene ALEXANDER and daughters from Lincoln; and Mr. and Mrs. D.J. ALEXANDER and children of this city. A long distance call was received from Darrell ALEXANDER and family from Logansport, Ind., and Xon and wife of Scottsbluff, Neb. sent regards by mail. Afternoon callers were Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur RINEHART of Centralia; Mr. and Mrs. F.W. RINEHART of Sandoval. The latter brought their movie camera with them and in the afternoon, took some action shots of different ones there.

- A permanent Library Board charged with overseeing Kinmundy’s new library was selected Friday. Those named on the board were: Mrs. Pearl ALEXANDER, Miss Polly BAGOTT, Mr. Alonzo CHURCH, Mrs. Ross HANNA, Miss Evangeline PARRILL, Mrs. B.F. LINTON, and Mr. W.S. PRUETT. It was decided to locate the library in the Gray Building immediately west of the city hall. At their last meeting, the Parents-Teachers Association voted unanimously to accept the sponsorship of the library.

- Mr. Dale HAMMER went to St. Louis Monday a purchased a new 3-way Oldsmobile, combination ambulance and funeral coach. He is now fully equipped for 24 hour ambulance service. The ambulance will be in front of the Hammer Mortuary all day Saturday for public inspection.

- Little Doris, 3 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis JOHNSON had the misfortune to fall off the back porch last week, her head striking a stone and cutting a gash on her head. It was necessary to have the gash sewed.

- Word has come of relatives here announcing the serious illness of Mr. R.D. COCKRELL, who is at present in a hospital in Oklahoma City. According to reports, he is suffering from cancer of the stomach.

- The young men’s class of the Methodist Sunday School enjoyed an evening of social activity as they had a hamberger fry.

- North Fork: Ernest BASSETT and family were in Alma last Friday attending the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. McQUEN.

- North Fork: Miss Norma GARRETT spent the weekend with her parents, Bert GARRETT and wife.

- Green Ridge: This community was sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Serana McQUINE.

- Pleasant Grove: Francis SIPES and family motored to East St. Louis last Sunday to take their daughter, Marian, to her school, as the new school building in which she is to teach has been completed.

- Pleasant Grove: Our Aid met Wednesday with Mrs. Maude FURRY.

- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. C.W. HENNINGER, accompanied by their mother, Mrs. Lizzie COLLINS and sister, Lillian HENNINGER, all from Vandalia, spent Sunday at the home of their sister, Mrs. Ira MARSHALL, and celebrated the 81st birthday of their mother, which was Nov. 14.

- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Leuty McWILLIAMS and all the LASWELL cousins, including 1 cousin from California, spent Sunday the 5th with their aunt, Mrs. Lucy HOLTSLAW in Farina.

- 25 years ago on Nov. 19, 1914.

Nov. 23, 1939:

- In St. Charles, Mo. on Nov. 13, Miss Dorothy LEDBETTER of St. Elmo became the bride of Mr. Lloyd WANTLAND of St. Elmo, but formerly of Kinmundy. They were accompanied by a sister-in-law of the bride, Mrs. Maude LEDBETTER, a niece and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Mark TELLER, and girl friend, Miss Jean HUDSON, all of St. Elmo. Mrs. WANTLAND is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John LEDBETTER of St. Elmo. Lloyd is the son of the late Willie WANTLAND, and nephew of Mrs. Martha WANTLAND, with whom he has always made his home until 3 years ago. He is employed with the Noble Drilling Co. of St. Elmo, but has been transferred to Oydessa, Texas.

- The marriage of Miss Jamesena WASSON, daughter of Mrs. Stella WASSON, West Frankfort, and Herschel WILKINSON, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. H.B. WILKINSON, West Frankfort, took place at the Northern Baptist church at noon on Nov. 19. Miss Marybelle DAVIS and Mr. Byford RAINS were the attendants. After the ceremony, a wedding dinner was served to 30 relatives and friends at the home of the bride’s mother. Mr. and Mrs. WILKINSON both graduated from the Frankfort Community High School in the class of 1935. Mrs. WILKINSON is the bookkeeper at the West Frankfort Ice Company, and the groom is employed at Old Ben Mine No. 8. They will reside in West Frankfort. A list of out-of-town guests was included.

- Thanksgiving in New Home: The new farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Orville GARRETT has just been completed, and they, Mr. and Mrs. GARRETT, moved into their permanent domicile Saturday. We understand they have been living in their garage for a number of months. No doubt they are rejoicing because of work accomplished and are now enjoying the comforts and conveniences of their beautiful modern home. Congratulations and best wishes that all may be well for many happy years to come.

- Mr. and Mrs. Earl SCHWABE will leave in the near future for Indianapolis, Ind., where he has a position as yard clerk with the I.C. Railroad.

- Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd HAMMER even had their Thanksgiving dinner before the new date and had with them their family, Mr. and Mrs. Francis HAMMER and Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER, to give thanks with them on Sunday.

- Mr. and Mrs. James SECHLER entertained a group of girls Nov. 15, in honor of Miss Corinne BAILEY’s birthday. A lovely birthday cake decorated the table.

- Mr. Lee JONES has a position in the store house in the Champaign yards. He spent Sunday here with his family, and was accompanied back by his wife who will look for a house. The family will move there to make their home in the near future.

- Mr. Frank SHAFFER died Monday in Vandalia, while enroute to the Mark Greer Hospital. He had been ill for some time. He was being accompanied by his 2 sons, Noel and Gene, and daughter, Mrs. Lowell DISS. Heart trouble was given as the cause of death.

- Pleasant Grove: The Aid met Wednesday with Mrs. Bessie HIESTAND.

- Prairie Grove: Dean SUTTON and wife announce the arrival of a girl born Nov. 14 named Donna Dean. She is at the home of her parents, F.M. REESE and wife.

- Omega: Word was received here Saturday the G.L. DECKER was killed while crossing the slab at the Iuka lane. He had just got out of his car and stepped in front of a car which was traveling in the other direction. Mr. DECKER had just purchased a store near Greendale, and had held a public sale at his farm, east of Omega, last week.

- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd WANTLAND spent Wednesday night with their aunt and sister, Mrs. Martha WANTLAND, and niece, Miss Dorothy. They were given a wedding supper Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank JOHNSON, assisted by Miss Dorothy WANTLAND. They were also charivaried there.

- Meacham: Mrs. F.C. LAMMEERFIELD of St. Louis, Mrs. J.H. KETTLES of Chicago, and Miss Edith SEE of White Plains, New York, were dinner and supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL Saturday. These ladies are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. M.H. SEE and were home on account of their father’s serious illness. He is reported to be some better.

- East Zion: Clyde GREEN and Marie DOOLEN, and Miss Pearl GREEN and Mr. Paul DOOLEN motored to St. Charles, Mo. and were married in a double wedding ceremony Nov. 16 by the Justice of the Peace. Mrs. GREEN and Mr. Paul DOOLEN are brother and sister, and Mrs. DOOLEN and Mr. Clyde GREEN are brother and sister. A large crowd gathered at the Nellie DOOLEN home and gave them an old fashioned kitchen shower and charivari Saturday night.

- East Zion: Miss Helen Ruth JONES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis JONES, and Mr. Lloyd COX, son of Mr. and Mrs. Abbie COX, were married at the home of the bride’s parents Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GREEN were the attendants.

- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Addis WALTON and children spent Sunday in Patoka at the Morris BALLANCE home and helped them celebrate Morris’ mother’s, Mrs. BALLANCE’s, birthday.

- Wm. B. HAMMER is employed in the WILLIAMS Barber Shop in Salem for the remainder of the hunting season.

- 25 years ago on Nov. 26, 1914.

Nov. 30, 1939:

- James Franklin SHAFFER, third child of Joseph Henry and Adeline SHAFFER, was born in Alma twp. on Oct. 17, 1880, and died Nov. 20, 1939 enroute to the hospital. He was united in marriage to Gertie ROSE in 1902, and they had 5 children: Noel, Eugene, Burdette, and Mildred DISS, all of Kinmundy and Russell of San Bernardino, Cal. His entire life was spent in and around Kinmundy. He loved his home and family and spent most of the time with him until his health failed about a year ago. For the past few years, Elmer ROSE, a brother-in-law, has lived with him. He leaves their 5 children; 3 brothers, Will and Tom of Kinmundy, and George of Indiana; 1 sister, Sarah CHARLTON of Kinmundy; and 12 grandchildren. One sister, Anna, preceded him in death in 1892. Services were held from the Christian church in Kinmundy with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- The many friends of Mr. Fred JARBOE will be saddened to learn of his death which occurred on Tuesday of last week in California. Services were held in Centralia Sunday with interment in Centralia. Mr. JARBOE was the district manager for the Bell Telephone Co.

- A very quiet wedding was performed Saturday in the Methodist parsonage when Miss Olga WEISS became the bride of Mr. Hugh COPPLE. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Olga WEISS residing east of this city and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert COPPLE, also residing east of this city. The couple will reside on a farm 4 miles east of Kinmundy.

- Mr. and Mrs. W. Henry KIMES announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Irene KIMES to Mr. Arthur H. DOOLEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. DOOLEN of Kinmundy on Aug. 16. The marriage took place in Olathe, Kansas. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. KIMES of Cameron, Mo. She was born and reared there and went thru the Cameron schools, graduating from Cameron High School, Stephens College at Columbia, and also Missouri University. She has a B.S. and Master’s Degrees. She taught in the Oran, Mo. schools for 3 years, and for the past 4 years has taught social studies at Cameron High School. Mr. DOOLEN was born and reared in Kinmundy, and went thru the grade school there, later going to Champaign, Ill. High School. Following his graduation there, he attended Kansas State Agricultural College in Manhattan, Kansas, and then came to Cameron to coach at Cameron High School from 1926 to 1928, and the next year went to McKendree College at Lebanon, Ill. to accept a position as coach and athletic director for several years. Six years ago he held the position of educational advisor at different CCC camps in Illinois for 3 years. Three years ago he went to Cameron and since then had been associated in business with J.W. POLAND and J.F. POLAND at the Poland Funeral home. He now is working under the War Dept. in the CCC Camp at New Canton, Ill.

- Miss Alice HINDENBERG, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred HINDENBERG of Bloomington, married Richard LACEY of Bloomington on Nov. 17 at the Holy Trinity rectory. Miss Eileen LACEY and Tony CAPODICE were the attendants. Both the bride and groom are Trinity High school graduates and later attended Illinois State Normal University. He is employed at the State Farm Insurance company. The couple will reside in Bloomington.

- Finette Belle JOHNSON, born Aug. 27, 1858 at Carlton, New York, educated at Albion Academy, and Western Normal at Brockport, New York, married Lloyd CROSSETT of Warsaw, New York on June 26, 1879. They had 3 children, a daughter who died in infancy, and 2 sons, Claude and Ralph, who survive. The father died Sept. 8, 1931, and Mother CROSSETT died Nov. 22, 1939 at the hospital in Alton, Ill. of the infirmities of old age. Besides her sons and daughters-in-law, she leaves 2 grandchildren, Rhoda of Granite City, Ill., and Louis Loyd of Pasadena, Cal. Services were held from the McMackin Funeral home in Salem with interment in Salem Cemetery beside her husband. Mrs. CROSSETT was one of the older citizens of this community, having resided on their farm south of town since 1886. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Royal Neighbors, and was at one time, very active in the Womens Christian Temperance Union. Before coming to Illinois, Mrs. CROSSETT had won considerable recognition both as an artist and a teacher.

- Mrs. Beth HODEN, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myron DIEWERT, of Everett, Wash., died Monday afternoon in Seattle, following a major operation, besides her parents, she leaves a husband and 2 children. Services are being held in Everett.

- Mr. Lee JONES, who has been working in the store house at Champaign, and formerly a pumper here for the I.C. has been given a permanent position as pumper at Greenup. The family, who have been living here while he was in Champaign, will moved there Sunday.

- East Zion: Miss Juanita NEILSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris NEILSON, and Mr. Charles MITCHELL of St. Louis were married in St. Louis Saturday. They will remain at the Chris NEILSON home for the time being.

- East Zion: Mr. George MEADORS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charley MEADORS, and Miss Velma BETHARD of near Vandalia, were married recently.

- East Zion: A large crowd attended the kitchen shower and charivari for Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd COX at the Lewis JONES home.

- East Zion: A Revival meeting started at Zion Monday night with Rev. LINDER in charge of services. Miss Clara EASLEY and Mary HAWORTH will be there in charge of the song services. Miss EASLEY also plays an accordion.

- Meacham: Mr. Hugh COPPLE and Miss Olga WEISS were married Saturday morning at the Methodist parsonage in Kinmundy. They will live on the groom’s farm. Monday evening, a group of friends and relatives gathered at their home to charivari them.

- Prairie Grove: Several of the neighbors met and husked corn for Bert FORD Tuesday afternoon.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Charles GRAY announce the arrival on Nov. 25 of a 9 lb. son, Charles Robert, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred LEMAY.

- Booker: Vardie JOHNSON, the small son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil JOHNSON, was kicked by a horse Saturday. He was taken to Dr. MILLER’s where the wound was sewed up.

- Mrs. Icy GARRETT is ill again having had another attack of gall bladder trouble.

- 25 years ago, Dec. 3, 1914:

- November Honor Roll: High School: Chester FORD - 94

Dec. 7, 1939:

- Mrs. Josephine LEMONS HILL EDWARDS, aged 74, wife of the late Tom EDWARDS, died Nov. 18, at the home of her brother, Hardy W. HILL, in Malvern, Ark., of pneumonia. She was born July 1, 1865 in Kinmundy, Ill., the daughter of Mrs. Mary Louise HOLSTLAW HILL and John Scott HILL. She received her education in Kentucky and resided several years in Kansas prior to moving with her parents to Malvern, Ark. on Jan. 1, 1887. She united with the First Baptist church in 1888 and was the oldest living member at the time of her death. She married in 1907 to Thomas EDWARDS of Chicago. Mr. EDWARDS died March 19, 1917. The deceased is survived by 1 brother, Hardy W. HILL of Malvern; 5 nieces, 6 nephews, 4 great-nephews, and 12 great-nieces. Services were held at the Cooper Chapel with burial by the side of Mr. EDWARDS in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Malvern. The deceased left Kinmundy about 50 years ago, but has visited here since.

- Mrs. Olive E. WILLIAMS died at her home in Salem Thursday after a serious illness of several weeks duration. Mrs. WILLIAMS was very active in church, social, lodge, and political work. In 1930, she was the State President of the Rebekah Assembly of Illinois. A list of those attending the funeral from Kinmundy was included.

- Mr. Robert ROWAN was in Virginia, Ill. Nov. 28 attending the funeral of his brother, John W. ROWAN, who died Nov. 26. Of the ROWAN family, only 2 are left, Mr. ROWAN and a sister living in Virginia. The following excerpts are taken from one of the local papers: Funeral services for John William ROWAN, a businessman in this community, whose death Sunday at his home, following a lingering illness, were held this morning at the PARNELL home. Interment was made at Brighten in the cemetery of their old home.

- Miss Katherine WORMLEY arranged a surprise for her father, on the event of his birthday, Sunday. The guests for dinner Sunday evening were members of the family: Mr. and Mrs. L.C. ROHRBOUGH, and Miss Helen, of Salem; and Mr. and Mrs. C.B. ROHRBOUGH and Misses Ruth and Virginia.

- Mr. Elton JONES of Salem, and Miss Pauline VANDEVEER, residing east of this city, were married in the home of the bride last Friday by the Rev. J.D. VANDEVEER of Vernon, an uncle of the bride. They were attended by Mr. Ray VANDEVEER, brother of the bride, and his friend, Miss Lucille SHAFFER. There were also present 26 guests who witnessed the wedding. After the wedding, an infair dinner was served by the mother of the bride. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.H. VANDEVEEER residing on what is known as the ECKEL farm east of this city. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. JONES of Salem. Both bride and groom are graduates of the Salem High School. The groom is a painter by trade, and is at present employed in Salem where he had an apartment awaiting his bride.

- On Dec. 1, friends and neighbors met at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. WHITTENBURG and gave them a real house warming and a hearty welcome to the neighborhood. Old familiar songs were sung of which all present took part. Mrs. WHITTENBURG, Mrs. MINER, and Phillis PARKER gave readings. At 9 o’clock, an appetizing sandwich supper was served cafeteria style. Mr. WHITTENBURG gave a wonderful talk expressing their sincere gratitude for the thoughtful act of neighbors. At the close of his talk he told a real true snake story, and other experiences he had at the farm home which he recently vacated having moved there 55 years ago.

- Meadow Branch: A kitchen shower was given Mr. and Mrs. George FULTON, at the home of Mrs. FULTON’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest JOHNSON last Thursday night.

- North Fork: Miss Rojeanne HANNA won the spelling contest last Saturday which was held at Jones School. She made a perfect score.

- Swift School: Norma Del GARRETT spent the weekend with Velma Jean CONANT.

- Miletus: Several from this vicinity assisted with the corn husking held for Claude JIMMERSON Monday who is suffering from tularemia.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Fred JONES are parents of a baby boy, born Sunday night.

- Meacham: The C.B.C., their families, and friends, to the number of 37, gathered at the home of Mrs. Olga WEISS, on Sunday, to extend congratulations and gifts to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh COPPLE.

- Pleasant Grove: Will SHAFFER and daughters, and Wilma SHAFFER attended a wedding and supper at the Dalt VANDEVEER home Friday evening.

- Pleasant Grove: Mrs. Jennie HIESTAND entertained the Aid Wednesday.

- Pleasant Grove: A surprise party was given for Miss Mabel FOSTER Saturday night and some nice gifts were received.

- East Zion: Miss Helen McNICOLS is visiting with her sister, Mrs. Carroll GARRETT this week.

- Wilson School: Herbert ANDERSON was a dinner guest at the Marion SHUFELDT home Sunday. Vernon SIPES and family were afternoon visitors.

- The condition of Mrs. Laura COFFMAN grew worse and she has been committed to the State Hospital in Alton.

- Mr. Dale HAMMER is on the sick list.

- 25 years ago on Dec. 10, 1914..

Dec. 14, 1939:

- Floe LAUCHNER PHILLIPS was born in Louisville, Clay county, Ill. on April 6, 1866, of Dr. Henry SHIELDS LAUCHNER and Azilpha McCOLLUM LAUCHNER. She was married there on Christmas Eve, 1884 to the late Ben PHILLIPS. Her two children, Nellie and Jennie, were born in Louisville and the family resided there until it moved to Kinmundy in 1905. Living in Kinmundy until her husband’s death in 1921, they made their home those 16 years in the building which is the last to house her remains. Since then she stayed with her daughter in Webster Groves, Mo. until she died Dec. 11, 1939. Besides her mother, father and husband, preceding her death were: a brother, Thad; and her daughter, Nellie. Surviving her are a sister, Nellie WEAVER; a brother, James D. LAUCHNER; her daughter, Jennie CASSIDY; grandsons, James P. FILSON, Paul B. FILSON, and John H. CASSIDY, Jr.; 2 great-grandchildren, Shirley Ann and James Jr. FILSON, and a number of nephews and nieces. Services were held from the Linton Funeral Home in Kinmundy with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Mr. Verl BOLEN was given a surprise Monday in honor of his 56th birthday by having friends call on him. Those present were Mr. Roscoe OLDEN and daughters, Thelma and Lillie, Mr. and Mrs. Cliff OLDEN, Mr. and Mrs. Ank GRAY, Mr. and Mrs. O.E. CORRELL and daughter, Adina.

- Samuel Whiteside JONES, son of Jackson and Margaret WHITESIDE JONES, was born northwest of Kinmundy Sept. 15, 1858, and in this community he spent his entire life. He was of a family of 7, all of whom are deceased. On Sept. 20, 1877, he was united in marriage to Hannah C. ATKINS and to this union came 4 children, Charles W. of Lansing, Mich., Mrs. Bessie BUNDY of Salem, Mrs. Mary BRASEL of Kinmundy, and a son, Willie, who died in his youth. After nearly 50 years this union was broken by the passing of the wife and mother in March 1927. Since that time he has shared the home of his devoted daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Leland BRASEL, who have cared for him in these declining years. About 2 years ago he suffered entire loss of eyesight, an affliction he bore most patiently. He was a member of Kinmundy Odd Fellows Lodge for 38 years; a neighbor and friend of sterling worth. The tired hands are folded now Across the gentle breast; While we weep in sorrow here; His spirit sweetly rests. The past few weeks he had been confined to his bed, and on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4 a.m., he entered into Eternal rest. Surviving are 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 12, from the Methodist Church, Rev. W. E. WILLIAMS, officiating. Interment was in Jones Cemetery.

- In Memory of Irma WILLIAMS HAMMER.

- South of Town: Mr. and Mrs. Walter WEISS were in Vernon Saturday attending the funeral of Mr. WEISS’ uncle, Warren BOBBETT.

- Mr. Dale HAMMER’s friends will be glad to know that he is improving though just now it is necessary for him to take the rest cure.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON attended the funeral for Mr. DRAVANTZ in Farina, Saturday.

- Meacham: Mr. Roy LITTERAL of Odin, who was killed in an automobile accident, was buried in Phillips Cemetery Saturday.

- Meacham: Mrs. F.S. HARRIS called on Mrs. Edwin HARRELL and Mrs. Robert OUTHOUSE, Sunday afternoon. She reports Mrs. Sarah MULVANY, who has been ill with rabbit fever at her daughter’s, Mrs. OUTHOUSE, to be somewhat improved.

- Meacham: The C.B. Club and their families went to the home of Mrs. Idela KAGY Saturday to help celebrate her 75th birthday, also her grandson and great-grandson’s birthday. Several games were played and much merriment caused in the game of passing matchbooks from one to another by their noses.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Leo DEADMOND have a son born Dec. 7 weighing 9˝ lbs. and named Richard Ralph.

- Pleasant Grove: Kurb HERRINGTON of Omega, and Rosie HARRIS of the vicinity, who were recently married, were given a charivari Wednesday night at the HERRINGTON home in Omega.

- Green Ridge: Several of the men roofed the Church at Green Ridge last week.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. C.H. HOWELL and Mr. and Mrs. H.H. HOWELL were in Centralia Friday to see Fred PURVIS, who was injured in a car accident Thursday and is a patient at St. Mary’s Hospital.

- Omega: Kurb HERRINGTON and Rosie HARRIS were married last week in Iuka. A large crowd charivaried them Saturday night.

- Miletus: Roy LITRELL, who was born and raised to manhood in Miletus district, was killed in a car wreck near his home at Odin Thursday. Services were held at the home with interment in Elder district.

- Mr. Will EAGAN received word announcing the arrival of a great-granddaughter at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard WEISS of Urbana, born Monday.

Dec. 21, 1939:

- Roscoe D. COCKRELL of Oklahoma City, Okla., died Thursday at Tulsa, where he had been for medical treatment. Mr. COCKRELL, 60, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clabe COCKRELL, was reared on a farm near Kinmundy. He was married to a Kinmundy girl, Miss Mollie HUMPHREY. They went to Oklahoma and have since resided there. His survivors are his wife, 2 daughters, a son, 2 grandchildren, all of Oklahoma, a brother, C.L. COCKRELL of Chicago, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie MORRIS of Marshall, Ill. Services were held at Venita, Okla., their former home with burial made there.

- Freda STANFORD, 8th grade pupil in Iuka twp., won the Marion county spelling contest held Saturday. She was 1 of 12 contestants. George BARGH, Jr. represented Kinmundy twp. Other contestants from this community were Stella ST. CLAIR of Meacham; Vera HANKS of Omega; Marjorie KAGY of Alma, and Rogeanne HANNA of Foster. The winner missed only one word, "inexpressible".

- According to Mr. Alonzo CHURCH, president of the Library Board, the local library will be opened today in the Mrs. Ank GRAY building west of City Hall with Miss Gladys BRADLEY in charge. The Library contains about 150 books and several magazines. In the near future, the library will put on a drive for books and magazines to be donated.

- Mrs. Anna SCOTT, nee HUMPHREY, spent her 81st birthday in a most happy way. She had dining with her that day her daughter, Clara, and her family. They were Mr. and Mrs. Jed HARPSTER and son and family, Mr. and Mrs. James HARPSTER and son, Jack, of St. Peter; the other daughter, Miss Jessie FISH, R.N. of Mt. Vernon; Mrs. Scott’s sisters, Mrs. Harriet DeVORE and Mrs. Margaret GRAMLEY; nephews and nieces, Mr. and Mrs. Walter SIMPSON of Salem, Mr. and Mrs. Orville GARRETT and Mrs. George CONANT. ‘Twas a happy day for all present. The HUMPHREY family are known for their sense of humor, their ready wit, and spontaneous laughter.

- Mr. Ralph HIESTAND, residing near Brubaker, received the surprise of a life-time Monday evening when about 50 neighbors and friends went to his home to help him celebrate his 25th birthday. The evening was spent in contests and singing of popular music and Christmas carols. At a late hour, refreshments of cake and coffee were served and then Ralph was asked to open his many boxes of presents. At a late hour all departed for their homes wishing Ralph many returns of the day.

- Wilson School: Norma Del GARRETT and Velma Jean CONANT spent Monday night with Lois Marie KLINE.

- Wilson School: Santa Claus arrived a little early this year in the Frank HUMPHREY home. They received a beautiful radio from their son, Mr. and Mrs. William HUMPHREY, last week.

- Pleasant Grove: Frank HIESTAND is suffering from painful injuries received from a fall while repairing a barn roof Thursday.

- Pleasant Grove: Guy SHAFFER and family are driving a new 1940 V-8.

- Pleasant Grove: The Ladies’ Aid met Wednesday with Mrs. Ruby HIESTAND.

- Mrs. Icy GARRETT, Mrs. A.C. DUNLAP, Mrs. Carl DUNLAP and daughter, and Mrs. Lewie SULLENS and son spent Thursday in Mt. Vernon with Mr. and Mrs. Dow GREEN.

- Omega: Byron SILL and Orgie BRANSON had the misfortune of turning their car over Friday night due to a guide rod coming loose. Oggie was badly cut on the nose and bruised up some, but Byron was not hurt.

- Green Ridge: The Green Ridge community was papering, varnishing, and painting the church last Thursday.

- Green Ridge: James BASSETT and family, and Mrs. Merle JONES were Christmas shoppers in Salem Friday afternoon.

- Prairie Grove: Mrs. Elno HOHLT left Monday for Chicago to attend the funeral of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Loren NORMAN.

- Those attending the funeral of Mrs. Floe PHILLIPS of St. Louis which was held Wednesday at the Linton Funeral Home were listed.

Dec. 28, 1939:

- R.M. ATKINS Killed in Auto Accident Monday; Mrs. ATKINS Seriously Injured. Mr. and Mrs. R.M. ATKINS and son, Raymond, met with a very serious accident Christmas Day which resulted in the death of Mr. ATKINS, and the serious injury of Mrs. ATKINS. They were enroute from Kinmundy, to Hartford, Ill., to spend the day with their daughter and sister, Mrs. Howard BACKENSTO and family. The pavement was covered with snow which was packed from the traffic and the warm sun caused it to melt a little. Raymond said he was driving about thirty miles per hour. About a mile east of Hamel, Ill., they met a car being driven by L.E. CRAWFORD, of Robinson. The CRAWFORD car began to skid and the back end skidded right in the path of Raymond's car. Raymond was driving a Ford Coupe. The impact pitched both Mr. and Mrs. ATKINS forward causing their heads to hit the dashboard and windshield. Mr. ATKINS received a broken jaw, a severe cut under the chin and a cut above the left eye which penetrated the skull, causing instant death. Mrs. ATKINS received a broken knee and a severe cut on the chin and right jaw. Raymond received a cut on the forehead and leg. The occupants of the CRAWFORD car escaped with minor injuries. Neither car was overturned. A late report from Mrs. ATKINS is to the effect that she appears to be gaining strength rapidly, and the prospects for her recovery are much greater. We sincerely hope she keeps right on and makes a speedy recovery. The body of Mr. ATKINS was brought back to Alhambra to the Dauderman undertaking parlors, after which it was brought to the Linton Funeral Home in this city. Raymond and Mrs. ATKINS were taken to the Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, where Mrs. ATKINS will have to remain for some time. Funeral services for Mr. ATKINS were held from the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. E. WILLIAMS, officiating. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery. Richard Massey ATKINS, son of the late Nathan and Mary ATKINS, was born January 18, 1860, in Foster Township, Marion county, Illinois. He died in an automobile accident on the public highway, near Hamel, Illinois, December 25, 1939. He was aged 79 years, 11 months and 7 days. He was the last of a family of 12 children. On November 1, 1892, he was married to Elizabeth LANSFORD, at Kinmundy. To them were born four children, Nathan Lemuel, who died at the age of 4 years; Ruth, now Mrs. Howard BACKENSTO of Hartford, Illinois; Wesley, who died at the age of 2 years, and Raymond, at home. Besides providing for a good home for his own children, he with Mrs. ATKINS, opened their home to the latter’s sister when but a mere child, Bertha LANSFORD, now Mrs. Chas. F. Robb. The earlier part of his life, Mr. ATKINS spent with his family on the farm near Kinmundy. The past 23 years they have lived in Kinmundy. Beside his children, mentioned above, Mr. Atkins leaves his beloved companion, who because of serious injury received in the accident which caused his death, is a patient in the Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, and unable to be in this service. Also, four grandchildren survive; Joseph, Miles, Donna, and Shirley BACKENSTO. Also, nephews and nieces, and other relatives and friends. Mr. ATKINS was a highly respected citizen of our community, a good neighbor, and kind to all.

- Gladys GAMBILL NORMAN died Dec. 17 at Chicago Heights Hospital after a serious operation on Dec. 9. She leaves a husband, Loren NORMAN; 5 children - Leon Jr., Challice, Kenneth, Richard, and Bobby Lee, age 4 years; a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. GAMBILL; 4 sisters, Mrs. Cora WELLS, Mrs. Estella WELLS, Mrs. Anna SPILLER, and Mrs. Grace CLOUSING, all of Chicago. Services were held at Carlson’s Funeral Home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- A listing of the Watch Night Program at the Methodist Church on Sunday was printed.

- Mrs. Sarah ADAMS, wife of Thomas ADAMS, died at their home in Meacham twp. on Dec. 27 aged 79 years, 10 months, and 2 days. She had been in poor health for the past several months. Services will be held in Oskaloosa with interment in Oskaloosa Cemetery.

- Harold ROBB of Mt. Vernon came Saturday for a Christmas visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wes ROBB.

- Mr. E.W. DOOLEN were happy to have with them on Sunday for Christmas dinner their children, Mr. and Mrs. G.C. GUNDERSON of Aurora; Mr. and Mrs. H.M. GRAY and children of Urbana; Mr. and Mrs. L.E. ETHERTON and children of Murphysboro; Mr. and Mrs. C.R. KERMINGTON and son of Villa Park; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur DOOLEN of New Canton; Mr. and Mrs. Jack PFEFFER and daughter of Lebanon; and Mr. Louis BARENFANGER of Salem.

- North Fork: Bert GARRETT and wife had several members of their family to eat Christmas dinner with them, namely: C.I. DOOLEN, Mr. and Mrs. Eli DOOLEN and children; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll GARRETT and family besides Bill, Norma, Junior, Floyd, and Wanda, at home.

- North Fork: The Orie ATKINS and Claude GARRETT families attended a family dinner at the Tom BALLANCE home on Sunday.

- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT have received word of the arrival of a baby boy, Dec. 23, in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl HEADLEY of Lansing, Mich. He has been named Carl Dean. Mrs. HEADLEY was before her marriage, Miss Irma GARRETT.

- North Fork: Clyde GARRETT and family spent Christmas dinner with her parents, George LENHART and wife.

- North Fork: Carroll GARRETT, wife and children visited with her parents, the Jim McNICOL family on Sunday.

- Miletus: Jasper KRUTSINGER and family helped Harlos KRUTSINGER celebrated his 18th birthday Sunday. All enjoyed a good dinner. Afternoon callers were: Floyd KRUTSINGER and family, John HOLZHAUSEN, Ethel SIMMONS of Salem, and George SETTLERS and sister of Sailor Springs.

- Omega: Ray SCHOOLEY’s house caught fire Friday morning on the inside of the roof, but in a few minutes, a number of men were on the scene and after an hour’s hard work, succeeded in extinguishing the fire. During the fire, Oggie BRANSON fell off the roof and injured his back.

- Pleasant Grove: Lucille SHAFFER has employment at the shoe factory in Salem.

- Meacham: Owing to the deep snow on Saturday, only a few of the C.B.C. members and their families braved the weather to attend the wedding anniversary dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ruben CRAIN of Sunday with the sleigh bells on the horses, can tell how much they enjoyed the day.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd WANTLAND came back from Texas last week where he had been employed. He now has work in Salem.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. R.W. BAYLIS was painfully injured Thursday while hauling logs to the mill. In attempting to get on the wagon, the team started up and his foot slipped, the wheel passing over his heel and the back part of his leg.

 

Please note!!! The articles on this web site were originally reported in weekly editions of "The Kinmundy Express" (also known at one time as "The Marion County Express") which are now located on microfilm at the Illinois Historical Library in the Microfilm Depository in Springfield, Illinois. Please note that the gleanings listed within this compilation do NOT represent entire articles in most cases, but instead, general and summarized information with special interest being focused upon data which is significant to genealogical research.

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