Gleanings from "The Kinmundy Express"

1942

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. 1, 1942:

- The HUMPHREY family met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Mac HUMPHREY in Lawrenceville on Dec. 28, with 25 members of the family gathered in memory of Matthew and Marv HUMPHREY. After they all met at the house, they were taken by cars to the new Freezer Storage Plant, owned and operated by J. Mac HUMPHREY, returning for a turkey dinner. A list of those present was included.

- A small wreck on the Illinois Central between Kinmundy and Alma happened Monday evening. Not a bad wreck but it delayed the trains for about 2 hours. The southbound local freight had stopped at Alma to do some switching. The engine was cut loose from the train and the switching was being done. A car was cut loose in course of the switching to roll back to the train. This it did, but when it struck the train, it started the whole train moving backwards. That particular part of the track is downhill and naturally the train gained momentum. The flagman hopped on and tried to apply the hand brake, but it was too much for him. The train kept gaining speed and when he saw a freight coming, he jumped. The train struck the freight train, smashing the caboose and throwing it over on to the northbound main. No one was injured.

- Mrs. E.W. ROWLIN was badly burned Friday while attempting to start a fire with kerosene. The flames leaped from the stove catching her clothing on fire to the room. She was wearing her night clothing at the time. She managed to get her 2 small children cut the window and then smothered the flames from her clothing by getting into bed and covering herself with her bed clothing. She then started to her neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Robert GRAY, screaming, but fell in the yard before reaching their home. The fire alarm then sounded. Carl PRUETT, a medical student home on his Christmas vacation, was among the first to arrive on the scene and helped to administer first aid to Mrs. ROWLIN. He also accompanied her and Mrs. J.N. VALLOW to the hospital in Vandalia where she is being treated. This family had lived here only a short time, and Mr. ROWLIN is an oil worker.

- Mr. and Mrs. Jess BROOM of Edgewood, received a wire Wednesday from thee Navy Dept. stating that they had located their son, Vail Theron, and that he was well and hearty. Consequently, we know they enjoyed Christmas much better than they had anticipated. The mother just couldn’t believe the death message they had previously received and mailed Vail his Christmas box with the thought in her heart that if it was true, some other mother’s son could enjoy the package.

- Mr. and Mrs. Chas. CARROLL have an 8 lb. boy born in Vandalia hospital on Dec. 26 named Richard Marvin.

- Miss Margaret WISEHEART, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison WISEHEART of Iola, married Alonzo CHURCH, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. CHURCH of Oklahoma City, Okla. at the Methodist Church in Kinmundy. She was attended by her 3 sisters, Miss Ester WISEHEART, maid of honor, Mrs. Geo. WELLS of Decatur, and Mrs. Joseph MALONE of Salem. The groom was attended by his brother, William CHURCH of Oklahoma City, Frederic PRUETT of Boulder, Colo., and Robert WOLFE of Harrisburg. Mrs. WISEHEART attended Southern Illinois Teachers’ College and the University of Illinois. She is a teacher in the Kinmundy Public School. Mr. CHURCH is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Law School, and is now practicing law in Kinmundy, where they will reside. (A picture accompanied this article.)

- Guests at the home of Mrs. Icy GARRETT on Christmas were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Tom BALLANCE, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BALLANCE, Charlene HULSEY, Dale HULSEY, Mr. and Mrs. Orie ATKINS and daughters, Mrs. Bessie THOMAS, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil GARRETT and three sons, Mrs. Noah THOMAS, Nelda and Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Carl DUNLAP and Dorothy, Mr. and Mrs. Dow GREEN of Mt. Vernon, Mr. and Mrs. Claude GARRETT and Roy, Mrs. Charlotta HEINRICH, Mr. and Mrs. Orville THOMAS of Three Rivers, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Lewie SULLENS and son, Clyde Thomas, and Miss Helen JARDEN of Jackson, Mich., and Rolla and Floyd SULLENS of Chicago.

- Mr. and Mrs. Myron HAMMER received a short note from their son, James, who is the U.S. Navy and stationed in Hawaii stating that he was well and happy. The message was not directly from him, but had gone thru the censors and emerged a form letter. Mr. HAMMER stated that the letter took 19 days to arrive at its destination, while in ordinary times, it took about 9.

- Meacham: Mrs. Alice SEE of Kinmundy, Mr. and Mrs. G.D. BRASEL and Edith and Ned of Hoopston were Christmas dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Dale BALLANCE and son, David, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB and daughter, Judith Ann, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul SWIFT and son Leroy, spent Saturday p.m. with Elsworth CHANDLER and wife.

- Swift: Virgil LIVESAY and family spent Sunday with Ren WAINSCOTT and wife.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth LECKRONE and son, Garrett, of Whiting, Ind., spent Christmas and the holidays here with her parents, Orville GARRETT and wife. They all motored to Lawrenceville Sunday and attended a dinner.

- Swift: Harvey BASSETT of Salem and Lee BABOR spent Christmas with Clyde BASSETT and family.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Wes ROBB, Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER and son, Don, of Coffeen, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred GAMMON spent Sunday with Virgil LIVESAY and family.

- North Fork: Kenneth ROBB and family, Carroll GARRETT and family spent Friday with Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT.

- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT were in Salem Saturday.

- North Fork: Miss Norma GARRETT visited a few days with Eli DOOLEN and family in Centralia.

Jan. 8, 1942:

- Mr. and Mrs. Frank WOODWARD of Salem announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Velma, to Clifford TURNER, son of Mr. and Mrs. John TURNER, of Tulsa, Okla. at St. Charles, Mo. on Dec. 25 by a Justice of the Peace. She graduated with the class of ‘41 of K.H.S. having recently moved to Salem. The couple will reside in Salem.

- Kenneth JONES died at the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia on Dec. 29 aged 36 years, 5 months, and 21 days. He suffered for the past several years with a heart ailment which finally caused his death. Services were held from the Linton Funeral Home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Besides the widow, he leaves the aged father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. JONES. A list of those attending the funeral from out-of-town was included.

- Women in Marion County have begun work toward a Home Bureau, a professional organization for homemakers.

- A Book Drive for Soldiers has been started.

- Farina Business District Threatened by Fire Tuesday; Total Damage Near $6000: Farina witnessed a fire in the business district Tuesday afternoon which threatened the entire district. The fire started in the Masonic Hall where most of the damage was done. The janitor had built a fire in the lodge room as the Eastern Stars were to meet that evening. As soon as he lighted the fire, an auto accident happened on the highway directly in front of the hall. He left the hall to witness the accident. When he returned, he found the ceiling ablaze. The alarm was spread and the St. Peter and Kinmundy Departments were asked to come and help. The 3 departments were able to confine the fire to which the Masonic Hall and Woodman Hall just south of it. The Masons estimated their loss at $3000 which was partially covered by insurance. The Kinmundy Lodge has offered use of their hall for the time being. The Woodman Hall was damaged to some extent. The Randolph Jewelry Store, which is located under the Woodmen Hall, and the Harvey Drug Store under the Masonic Hall suffered quite a bit of damage from water. The Farina people went to thank the Kinmundy department, but really, the credit is all due A.C. DUNLAP and B.F. LINTON, who made the trip on the fire truck, because it was certainly 1 cold trip for them.

- Pvt. Dale R. BROOM, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. BROOM of Alma who has been stationed at Chanute Field the past 15 months, has been transferred to the 1st pursuit group, March Field, Calif.

- Mr. and Mrs. A.O. CHARLTON have a 7 3/4 lb. son born Dec. 31 at the Mark Greer Hospital in Centralia named John David.

- Harold ROBB spent Friday afternoon with Bert GARRETT and family.

- Mr. and Mrs. Dan ARNOLD of this city received word Tuesday morning of a new grandson born to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BECHTELHIEMER, living in Waterloo, Iowa. The young man has been named Clyde.

- Mr. and Mrs. R.H. GREEN, sons Leroy and Keith, Mrs. Harriett MORGAN and Miss Kathleen BROWN were in St. Louis Sunday when Leroy left via train for Chillicothe, Mo. to enter Chillicothe Business College to study telegraphy.

- Little Sammie, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar JONES, fell off his dog while riding him down the steps at their home Tuesday, breaking both bones in his arm.

- A defense meeting was held Monday evening in the schoolhouse. There were several of our townspeople present. County co-ordinator, John BIGELOW of Salem, and Wm. ANDERECK of Sandoval, Chairman of the County Board of Supervisors, were present and explained the work of the defense council. Mayor DUNLAP appointed Mr. J.R. MAHAN to the position of local co-ordinator. Mr. MAHAN in turn has appointed as his local advisory committee Messrs. D.J. ALEXANDER, E.O. ZIMMER, W.S. PRUETT, and Mrs. Florence CONANT. A county tire rationing committee has also been established consisting of Salem residents. If you are just an ordinary civilian, there won’t be any use of you seeing this board, because you can’t get a tire for your car. Provisions are made for most trucks to procure them. But as for cars, doctors are about the only ones in our immediate vicinity who can qualify for a new tire.

- Pleasant Grove: The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom BEASLEY, who was born Dec. 27, was buried last Monday at Phillip’s Cemetery.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Pearl ROSE and Paul SEE and son, Leroy, spent Wednesday night at the Claude ROSE home as the little son, Paul MARSHALL, was quite sick with an attack of appendicitis.

- North Fork: Mrs. Carl DUNLAP and daughter, and Mrs. Icy GARRETT visited Sunday afternoon with Orie ATKINS and family.

- Shanghai (from last week): Charlie FORD had the misfortune to fall and fracture 3 ribs. The injury wasn’t serious but very painful.

- Shanghai (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BALLANCE, Dale and Charleen HULSEY spent Christmas with Tom BALLANCE and wife.

- East Zion: Several young people gathered at the Addis WALTON home Saturday and helped them celebrate their son’s, Duane’s, 19th birthday. He is a student at Rantoul at Chanute Field.

- East Zion: Miss Ruth BASSETT entertained several young people at a New Year’s Party Wednesday night. Everyone enjoyed the evening playing Pinochle, Carron, and other games. Candy and Root Beer were enjoyed. After a delightful evening, everyone left wishing each other a happy New Year.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Robt. BEARD are the parents of a baby girl born New Year’s Day and named Patsy Sue.

- Richard A. BROOM, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. BROOM of Alma, has returned to resume his studies at the U. of I. after spending the holidays with his parents.

- Miss Nancy LOWE returned to her studies Sunday at Carbondale after spending holidays here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.R. LOWE.

- Capt. John A. BROOM, Jr. of Alma, who has been stationed in Savannah, Ga. Air Force Base, has been transferred to Miami, Fla.

Jan. 15, 1942:

- Noah THOMAS, a farmer residing west of this city, died suddenly Monday at his home. He had finished his supper and was sitting in a chair reading paper when he fell to the floor dead. He was 49 years old, and died of heart trouble. Services were held from the home with interment in Sandy Branch Cemetery.

- Mr. J.B. MAXEY of this city accompanied his brother, Harold of St. Louis to Indianapolis Friday after receiving a telephone message stating that the brother-in-law, Louis FERGUSON, had been seriously injured. Mr. FERGUSON is a member of the police force in Indianapolis and was on patrol duty on his motorcycle. A cattle truck struck his cycle and ran over him. The result was a broken arm, a crushed shoulder, and a mean head injury. He regained consciousness and was able to smoke a cigarette. Mrs. FERGUSON, formerly Miss Mary MAXEY, has been confined to her bed with strep throat.

- A birthday party was held for Eileen LYONS at her home Jan. 7 with 16 guests present.

- Mr. and Mrs. Milton BAYLISS of Champaign have an 8 lb. baby boy born Dec. 28 named Warren Eugene.

- P.Q. ZIMMER of Neoga died at his home Wednesday. Services will be held in Neoga.

- Mr. and Mrs. W.S. PRUETT received word of a new granddaughter born Jan. 8 to Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. PRUETT of Arthurdale, W. Va.

- Duane WALTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. WALTON in Foster twp., graduated Tuesday from Chanute Field in the Airplane Ground Mechanics course. He came home that evening to celebrate his 19th birthday.

- Carl and Roy DOOLEN, Bill GARRETT, Marvin BASSETT, Adolph TOCKSTEIN, Willard WILEY, and Merle SCHNEIDER, left Tuesday night for Camp. D.A. ARNOLD, who was released a few weeks ago on account of being over 28, was re-called and left Sunday night. Arthur BOYD, Charles KLINE, Paul WRIGHT and Louie SOUTIER are in St. Louis today where they are receiving their final physical examination.

- The Express was more than glad to receive a letter from Pvt. Steven EAGAN telling us how much he enjoyed receiving the Express. Steven reports that when he received the paper, he began to read it and forgot that he was in the army. He goes on to say that there is only one thing that beats the home town paper and that is being home. He doesn’t know just how long he will be at his present camp, but says if the boys go to the front they will think of their friends back in Kinmundy and fight that much harder for peace.

- A 11 lb. daughter arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn BRASEL Wednesday night, Jan. 14. She has been named Clara Eveline.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. H.H. HOWELL and Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS were in Fillmore Thursday to attend the funeral of the latter’s nephew, Pvt. 1st Class Billy R. REINDL.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and daughters spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. LENHART. Mr. and Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS were afternoon callers.

- North Fork: Mr. Kenneth ROBB and family visited Sunday with Bert GARRETT and family.

- North Fork: Mrs. Carroll GARRETT and children spent Sunday with Jim McNICHOLS and family.

- North Fork: Bert and Carroll GARRETT were in Centralia, Friday.

- There was an article titled "How to Distinguish Nationality of Aircraft", which included several drawings of symbols which are on different country’s aircraft. This is what Civilian Air Raid spotters watch for.

- Swift: The Linton Ambulance was called to the T.E. ROBB home Friday morning to take Miss Helen ROBB to the Effingham Hospital for treatment. We hope she will be able to return home soon. Her mother remained with her.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY and son visited Sunday in Kinmundy with Mr. and Mrs. Fred GAMMON.

- Swift: Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY and Mrs. Fred GAMMON visited Monday with Clyde GARRETT and family.

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

- Swift: Carl and Roy DOOLEN left Tuesday night for the Army Training Camp at Fort Sheridan.

Jan. 22, 1942:

- Wayne ROBB and Miss Maxine BAILEY accompanied by Harold ROBB and Velma CONANT, motored to St. Charles, Mo., Sat. where they were married. They returned here that evening, the bride and groom going on to Rantoul where they spent the weekend with the groom’s parents. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. BAILEY of this city. She is a graduate of Oklahoma City High School with the class of ‘38. For the past few months she has been employed as telephone operator for the Bell Telephone Co. in Salem. The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. S.E. ROBB, former residents of this community but now residing in Rantoul. He is a graduate of the local high school with the class of ‘40. Soon after his graduation, he enlisted in the Navy. After serving with the navy a year, he was given an honorable discharge on account of ill health. He is at present employed on the Illinois Central Gang. For the present, they will make their home in Salem, where they have an apartment, Mrs. ROBB desiring to hold her position.

- Eli S. COMBS, 80, died at his home in Findlay, Dec. 16. He was the father of E.S. COMBS Jr., formerly of this city and a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. NELMS. He was the owner of the local lumber yard several years ago. Services were held from the Methodist Church in Findlay Sunday with interment in Findlay cemetery.

- Gussie W. GREEN died in the Chicago Hospital on Jan. 13, 1942. She was on a street car going into the city when she took ill. She was moved to the hospital, living only a few hours. She was the wife of Attorney Edward J. GREEN, a brother of the late Elizabeth SWIFT. She leaves a son, Edward, and a daughter, Evelyn. Burial was in Rosehill Cemetery.

- Mr. and Mrs. W.T. WILKINSON of this city reported to us that their grandson, Chas. WILKINSON, better known to most of us as "Bud" of Detroit, Mich., will leave for camp in the near future. He will have the rating of Second Lieutenant.

- W.T. WILKINSON of this city celebrated his 83rd birthday on Jan. 18. Mr. and Mrs. H.B. WILKINSON and family of West Frankfort, Mr. and Mrs. Roy TELFORD of Salem, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. WILKINSON of Detroit, Mich., and Mr. and Mrs. Claude WILKINSON of Centralia, were at the home to help him celebrate.

- The War Dept. has directed that all enlisted reservists be recalled to active duty by Feb. 1.

- The Express was more than glad to receive a letter from Pvt. Dwight HANNA. Dwight reports that this camp in which he is stationed is a new camp and when completed will be the largest medical training center in the U.S. Army. He goes on to say that he doesn’t mind the Army life for it reminds him of his by gone school days, as he only has 1 hour of Military drill and the rest of the day is spent in the classroom.

- Mr. and Mrs. R.W. BAYLIS of this city have an 8 lb. boy born Friday and named Larry Reindl.

- Notes from Clarence WALKINGTON of Tunnel Hill, Harry WEST of Houston, Texas, and Jake ALLEN of Granite City were included with their remittances for another year of the paper.

- A letter from Corp. Philip E. SHORT said that he found several copies of the Kinmundy Express when he returned to camp and thanking them. He also said he was sure the Pvt. Steven EAGAN was telling the truth when he said the boys in the service would think of friends back in Kinmundy and fight that much harder.

- The Marion County Tire Rationing Board has become the rationing board for other articles as well. Raymond O. HORN is the director.

- East Zion: Miss Ruth BASSETT and Mr. Richard WILLIAMS spent Sunday and Monday in Chicago.

- Shanghai: Mr. and Mrs. Roy HULSEY and children, and Charlie FORD attended the show in Farina Saturday night.

- Shanghai: Mrs. Clyde BALLANCE and Mrs. Roy HULSEY took their father, Chas. FORD to see Dr. SNOW in Centralia, Tuesday.

- Swift: Bee BABER and Clyde BASSETT and daughters were business visitors in Salem Saturday.

- Swift: Mrs. Carroll GARRETT visited Saturday p.m. with Mrs. Clyde BASSETT.

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

- Swift: Mrs. Wes ROBB spent Friday with her sister, Mrs. Clyde BASSETT.

- Pleasant Grove: The ladies of the W.S.C.S. met Wednesday with Mrs. Hazel MAXEY with most of the members present.

- Meacham: Mr. John TIPSWORD went to the Olney Sanitarium for an indefinite stay.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL called on his sister, Mrs. Alice SEE in Kinmundy Sunday p.m.

Jan. 29, 1942:

- Miss Gladys BRADLEY received word Monday of the death of her brother-in-law, Ollie BURROUGHS, which occurred on Sunday at his home in Detroit, Mich. Services and interment were made in Detroit. Mrs. BURROUGHS was formerly Miss Leona BRADLEY.

- Mrs. Amelia DENNISON is 97 years old today but is not expected to live thru the day. She sank into a coma yesterday.

- Mr. C.M. RAEMER will speak at the Defense Council mass meeting at the High School Gymnasium Thursday. Among the jobs of the defense council will be the registering of all civilians above 15 years of age for defense duties.

- In Memoriam of Mrs. Agnes JONES who died Jan. 25, 1937.

- Miss Florence DOOLEN accompanied Miss Edith MAZANEK of Alma to Harrisburg, and spent the weekend with Miss MAZANEK’s sister.

- Mr. and Mrs. J.H. NELMS of this city, received word this week that Mr. and Mrs. John ROBB of Fort Sill, Okla., are parents of an 8 lb. girl named JoEllen Marie.

- Mr. and Mrs. C.B. ROHRBOUGH and daughters, Miss Ruth, and Mrs. James GREEN of Farina, Mr. E. WORMLEY and daughter, Katherine, attended a birthday dinner held in the L.C. ROHRBOUGH home in Salem in honor of L.C. ROHRBOUGH’s 79th birthday.

- Noah, son of Wallace Henry and Savilla THOMAS, was born Nov. 13, 1892 in Foster twp. and died Jan. 12, 1942. Here he lived with his sisters leading the normal life of an average American boy. On April 2, 1913, he married Allie Belle JONES and they moved to the farm in Foster twp. where they lived until the time he died. They had 5 children: 3 sons, Orville, Paul and Clyde; and 2 daughters, Bessie and Nelda. His father and mother preceded him in death. 1 brother, Harvey, and 1 sister, Lola, died in infancy. He leaves his wife, 2 sons, Orville and Clyde of Jackson, Mich.; Paul, at home; 2 daughters, Bessie and Nelda, both at home; 1 grandson, Kenneth Paul, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville THOMAS; 2 sisters, Mrs. Frank DOUDERA, JR., and Mrs. Forrest WILLIAMS, both of Foster twp.

- A "Silver Star of Service" to distinguish the Illinois homes which have sent men into the armed services of the country. The design was displayed, and is to be used in the windows of home and carries the wording, "Illinois Honors Her Sons in Military Service".

- Wilson School: Mrs. Chris MEYER and son, George, went to Stanford, Ill. Friday to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Florence OWENS, who died Wednesday following an operation on Tuesday.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER and son of Coffeen were Sunday dinner guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB.

- North Fork: Mr. Carroll GARRETT and family went Sunday with Jim McNICHOLS and family.

- North Fork: Mrs. Carl DUNLAP and daughter, Mrs. Lewie SULLENS and son, and Mrs. Icy GARRETT visited Sunday with Claude GARRETT and wife.

- North Fork: Mr. Kenneth ROBB and family called on Bert GARRETT and family Thursday night.

- Shanghai: E.H. GRAY and wife celebrated their Silver Wedding anniversary Sunday with 50 relatives and friends. A very fine meal was served at noon cafeteria style.

- Swift: Virgil LIVESAY and wife, Frank JONES and family, Mr. and Mrs. James JONES and son, Leland BRASEL and wife, and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. LOWE attended the dinner at the Emmett GRAY home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. GRAY celebrated their 25th anniversary.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Floyd WILLIAMS of Alma visiting Friday evening with Clyde BASSETT and family.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BASSETT and Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY were business visitors in Centralia Wednesday.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. DOOLEN and daughter visited Monday evening with Clyde BASSETT and family.

- Swift: Dale BALLANCE and family, Kenneth ROBB and family, and Elsworth CHANDLER and family played Pinochle at Paul SWIFT’s Saturday night.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Floyd WILLIAMS of Alma visiting Friday evening with Clyde BASSETT and family.

- Following is a letter we received this week in appreciation of a package sent to different boys in the service by the Salem Women’s Club: Dec. 30, 1911; Dear Ladies; I received your package Christmas morning and you may be sure I was pleased - as well as surprised to have received such a remembrance from old Marion County. I had read in the paper that you were going to send packages to the Salem boys in the service but never thought that I would be remembered too. It was very nice and thoughtful of you. The boys of my Platoon and myself certainly did enjoy it. Perhaps you would like to know what we in the Army did Christmas day? Our days now are extremely full to say the least. We wondered if we would even get Christmas day off. It was the first Christmas most of us had ever spent away from home, and, although we wished each other lots of "Merry Christmas", we were a pretty glum bunch of boys that morning! Our Post was put on extra alert that day as we were expecting an attack, so several of us were on Alert Duty and couldn’t be off. A few of us had to take turns keeping the shops open. Our friends and relatives had supplied us with lots of nice gifts and good things to eat, but really, that doesn’t make Christmas, does it? We turned on the radio listened to them sing Christmas carols and had a perfectly lovely dinner. The high point of the day, and the one thing that made it seem like Christmas to us, was an indescribably beautiful service at the Post Chapel. A service in which the word "War" was never spoken (probably the only one in the Nation.) Somehow, it made us feel that Christmas was there instead of on the battlefield or the news reel, and that there was something that we could share with our families and friends at home. It made us feel that there is still peace on earth if we only look in the right place for it. It made us further concentrate ourselves to see that peace which we never fully appreciate until we are about to be deprived of it, would never be lost. We have been put in the "Theatre of Operations" here on the Coast. Among other things, that means that we cannot have any more furlows. We work lots at night and will work New Year’s Day. No one can go to town until January 3rd. I am in the Quartermaster Corps. My Company does general mechanical work on Army vehicles. I work in the Ignition Department at the shop. I like my work fine - for more reasons than one. I like that kind of work, it is very necessary to our modern mechanized Army, and it will fit in nicely with my work after the war is won. Thank you again for the nice box of candy and popcorn. If I can ever repay your kindness, I shall be more than glad to do so. Sincerely yours, Pvt. John W. SHAFFER.

- In the Service: Daniel A. ARNOLD, James A. BASSETT, Lawrence H. BASSETT, Thomas F. BOYD, Cecil BRIM, Dale R. BROOM, Carl CRAIN, Carl G. DOOLEN, Roy DOOLEN, Floyd EAGAN, Steven EAGAN, Tiny L. ELLIS, Dwight W. GARNER, Chas. W. GARRETT, Christy GENTRY, Delbert S. HAMMER, Howard HAMMER, James E. HAMMER, H. Dwight HANNA, Harve L. HEADLEY, Robert D. HANNA, Orville E. HEICHER, John HINES, Edward JEZEK, Woodrow JOHNSTON, John W. McCULLEY, Raymond A. MOELLER, R. Wayne PIGG, Merle SCHNEIDER, Leland F. SHORT, Philip E. SHORT, Harold SLANE, Maxey M. SPENCER, Sterling J. SULLIVAN, Theodore E. TROUT, Kenneth WILKINSON.

Feb. 5, 1942:

- Mrs. Amelia DENISON died at the age of 97. Amelia Anne PATE, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth PATE, was born Jan. 29, 1845 near Nashville, Ill., and died Feb. 2, 1942 at the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles BOYD in Kinmundy. She married Horace A. DENISON of Hoyleton, Ill., formerly of Syracuse, N.Y. on May 8, 1864, and they had 4 children: Irene E., Cecil A., Edith A., and Estella M. A nephew of Mr. DENISON, Geo. D. CLARK, of Syracuse, N.Y. was also reared in the home as a son. Her husband died in July 1900. Others preceding her in death were Mrs. Irene E. JACK, Cecil A. DENISON, Geo. D. CLARK, a granddaughter, Mary E. JACK, and a grandson, Howard WILKINSON. Surviving are the daughters, Mrs. Edith BOYD and Mrs. Estella WILKINSON; grandchildren, Van A. DENISON, Florence E. JACK, Frances BOYD ETHERTON; Great-grandchildren, Patricia Ann and James Hopkins DENNISON, and Richard Joseph, and James Francis ETHERTON. Mrs. DENISON has been a member of the Methodist Church since her girlhood. A list of out-of-town relatives attending the services were listed.

- The government decree of 1 oil well to 40 acres has struck a body blow to oil development in Illinois, has thrown men out of work, has reduced oil production by over 80,000 barrels a day, and has stopped almost to a standstill exploration in new fields. If this is necessary to win the war our people will take the punishment. But is it necessary? Thousands of oil men, farmers, and business men do not think it is.

- Last Monday the Kinmundy Chamber of Commerce held their February meeting in the basement of the Christian Church with a delicious dinner served by the ladies of that church. The program was opened by the singing of "America". Mr. J.R. MAHAN, the chairman of the local Defense Board, reported that 107 citizens of Kinmundy registered for civilian defense last Saturday. President ALEXANDER made the suggestion of painting the flag pole by the band stand and putting on a new rope. ( A picture of the repaired flag pole was included. On Tuesday morning, Rea GARDEN had one of his trucks, which he uses in the oil drilling business, on hand, and extension ladders were used. The fellow on top of the ladders was James Harvey BROWN, the younger boys were afraid to tackle it. He repaired it. Now Old Glory will again wave over our city for the duration of the war.

- In Memoriam of Jesse H. WILEY, who died Feb. 6, 1941. Daughter, Ollie BARBEE; Granddaughter, Vivian TUCKER.

- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Carroll GARRETT were business visitors in Centralia Friday.

- North Fork: Miss Norma GARRETT spent Saturday night with Mildred ATKINS.

- North Fork: Kenneth ROBB and family spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT.

- Shanghai: Mrs. Jana EVANS of Boylis, Ill. is here for a visit with her father, Charlie FORD, who is ill at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clyde BALLANCE.

- Booker: Ivan DeVORE celebrated his birthday with a party last Friday night, as he is soon to leave for the army.

- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB spent Friday with her sister, Mrs. Pid BASSETT.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER and son, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Fred COOK and Geneva, helping Chas. celebrate his 1st birthday.

- Mr. and Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY spent Tuesday with her daughter, Mrs. Fred GAMMON.

- Mr. Carl Ford WHITE of Amy, Colo. and Mr. John FORD of Alma called on Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL Monday afternoon.

Feb. 12, 1942:

- Samuel E. HOWELL, son of James Franklin and Isabel HOWELL, was born on a farm near Kinmundy, on Jan. 12, 1871, and died in St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham on Feb. 3, 1942. He grew to manhood on the farm, attending school, and assisting in all the farm activities, later choosing farming as his life’s occupation, which he followed until a few years ago when he retired and moved into town. On Aug. 24, 1902, he married Miss Katy GREEN, and they had 3 children. Freda and Fredie died in early childhood, and Lester, a successful teacher in Farina, Ill. His husband died in 1916. He married Miss Florence SEE in March, 1923, and she died March 1931. Mr. HOWELL was member of the Methodist Church, serving on the Board of Trustees and the Board of Stewards. Besides his son, Lester, and wife, he leaves to mourn his 3 brothers, Charles of Kinmundy, Sellie of Farina, and James of California; 2 sisters, Mrs. Arminda BROWN of Kinmundy; and Mrs. Eva M. PARRILL of Hammond, Ill.

- Joseph FRAZIER, eldest son of John Wesley and Rachael HOOD BACKENSTO, was born Nov. 27, 1864, in Louden, Fayette Co., Ill., and died Feb. 4, 1942. When a small lad, he moved with his parents to Moccasin, Ill., where he grew to manhood. At the age of 16, he entered the employ of the B. & O. railroad as a brakeman, and after a few years was promoted to conductor. He continued this vocation for 18 years and in 1898 he entered business in Edgewood. It was here that he met Miss Anna L. PETERS, and they were married on Nov. 24, 1899. Soon after their marriage they moved to Strasburg, Ill., where their 2 children were born, namely, John Howard, now of Hartford, Ill., and Jessie Avis, now Mrs. J.N. VALLOW, of this city. In 1919 they moved to Kinmundy, where they have since resided. Besides the wife and 2 children, he leaves 7 grandchildren; 4 brothers and 2 sisters, namely, Lloyd of Moccasin; Harry of Pana; Walter of Tuscola; Ferdinand of Johnston City; Mrs. Della MALONE of Paris; and Mrs. Hattie KUHNS of Moccasin. In 1913, he united with the Methodist Church. He was a member of the Kinmundy Lodge. A list of those attending the funeral from out-of-town was included.

- Harold JONES, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Frank JONES, living northwest of this city, was called back to the armed forces this week. Harold left for camp Tuesday a.m. Harold was released from the Army last November being over the 28 age limit.

- Repair your farm machinery and put more guns in the hands of the fighting forces. Every farmer who repairs an old machine, instead of buying new one to replace it as he might do in normal times, is giving two-fold aid to the fighting forces by reusing essential materials for war use, as well as producing food for the war effort.

- One war ration book will be issued for each person in the country regardless of age. Each book contains 28 stamps. Each stamp will entitle the book holder to purchase weekly an amount of sugar to be announced by the office of Price Administration of the War Production Board.

- Feb. 16th will be the Registration Day for many men. All male residents of the United States (both citizens and aliens) previously unregistered for Selective Service, who have not attained their 20th birthday on or before Dec. 31, 1941, and have not attained their 45th birthday on or before Feb. 16, 1942, must register. The only exception are those who are now serving in the army or navy. Local registration will be held in the High School Gym, Alma School House, Brubaker town house, Omega town house, Meacham town house, and Foster town house.

- Xon WILKINSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis WILKINSON, residing southeast of this city, who didn’t know the difference between a micrometer and a milling machine a dozen weeks ago, has been the title of Mt. Vernon’s "NYA Youth Worker Most Valuable To War Production."

- Pvt. William Harley HILL has just arrived at Camp Polk, La. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. HILL residing south of this city.

- Harold SLANE, who is stationed at Ft. Sheridan, writes us a nice letter thanking us for the paper. Says he is glad to get it as it keeps in touch with his relatives and friends.

- In Memoriam of Billy DODSON who died Feb. 11, 1940. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. DODSON, and daughters.

- In the Zatso column, he talks about the deaths of Mrs. DENISON and Sam HOWELL.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Frank GARRETT and family of Granite City spent the weekend here with their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Elsworth CHANDLER.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Elsworth CHANDLER and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB and daughter, spent Sunday afternoon with Sam LOWE and family.

- Swift: Mrs. Effis JOHNSON is staying with Clyde BASSETT and family.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher COLE, accompanied by Mrs. Walter GEORGE and Mrs. Thelma WRIGHT of Kinmundy motored to Alma on Saturday and spent the day with Mrs. GEORGE’s and Mrs. COLE’s mother, Mrs. Mary WILLIAMS, it being her birthday.

- Wilson School: Mr. and Mrs. Herbert ANDERSON are rejoicing over the arrival of a new 9 lb. daughter in their home on Sunday afternoon. Both mother and "father" are doing fine. "Grandpa" SHUFELDT - well he is simply walking on air and is about the proudest grandpa yet, and grandma is right with him.

- Wilson School: Norma GARRETT visited over the weekend with Marie KLINE.

- Wilson School: Mrs. Chris MEYER is staying at the Herbert ANDERSON home caring for the new baby.

- Shanghi: Delmar BUTTS received word Sunday of the death of Ralph LINSLEY of Bismark, Mo.

- Shanghi: Charlie FORD’s condition remains the same. Those who called on him the past week were Edw. FORD, Alma; Gene FORD of Farina; George, Marion, and Chas. and wife of Alma.

- Meacham: The C.B. Circle met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER Sunday to help them celebrate their wedding anniversary and for others having birthdays in February.

- Those from Kinmundy who went to Alma Saturday for a surprise pot-luck dinner on Mrs. Mary WILLIAMS were Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher COLE, Mrs. Thelma WRIGHT, and Mrs. Nettie GEORGE. The occasion was Mrs. WILLIAMS’ 76th birthday. Others who were there were Mr. and Mrs. Forrest WILLIAMS and Miss Evelyn WARREN, Mrs. Louie STIPP, Mrs. Lela WILLIAMS and daughter, Elmora, and Mrs. Lottie WILLIAMS of Alma.

Feb. 19, 1942:

- During a recent visit to Kinmundy, J.W. BLAKESLEE, a former citizen, but now of Los Angeles, Cal., presented the Evergreen Cemetery Association a check to be placed in a special fund and used for the car for some old soldier’s grave that is unkept, because of the fact that no member of the family is living. Mr. BLAKESLEE is interested in Evergreen Cemetery as this is the resting place of his parents and sister, and is a commendable act. The public may be interested to know there are a number of old soldiers graves unkept, and if anyone would like to follow his example, it will be thankfully received.

- Mr. and Mrs. E.C. BARGH attended the wedding of their nephew, Arthur Eugene HOLBROOK to Miss Anita RINGHOHEN on Feb. 14 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chicago. When a boy, Gene often visited the BARGH families in Kinmundy.

- In Memoriam of Rev. R. Leland BROWN, who died at his home in Kinmundy on Feb. 19, 1941. His sister, Lucy M. PUFFER.

- Mr. and Mrs. Dale BALLANCE have a daughter, who was born at the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia on Saturday morning and named Karen Sue. Grandpa (Tom) BALLANCE is running in high gear now and says, "At last, I’ve got a girl."

- Mrs. M. EAGAN of Patoka, yesterday held the distinction of having 3 sons in the Army and 5 more registered for selective service. The 8th and oldest son, Jack, 42, registered at Patoka. Already registered for service were William of Centralia, Don of Pana, Robert of Patoka, and Dean of Flint, Mich. Her youngest son, Loren, 24, is in the Field Artillery in Mo. Maurice is in the Signal Corps in New Jersey, and Lynn is in the infantry in California. In addition, a son-in-law, already registered for selective service, may enlist in the Air Corps. Mrs. EAGAN is the mother of Mrs. B.F. LINTON of this city.

- East Zion (from last week): Mrs. Eunice ARNOLD and sons, Ancel, Lyle, and Beryle, called Monday evening at the Chas. ARNOLD home. The evening was spent in playing instrumental music. Refreshments of candy and cookies were served.

- East Zion (from last week): Miss Ruth BASSETT and Mr. Richard WILLIAMS called in Centralia Sunday night on Mr. and Mrs. Amos HAKE.

- North Fork (from last week): Clyde GARRETT spent Friday with Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BASSETT.

- North Fork (from last week): Miss Velma CONANT spent Thursday night with Norma GARRETT.

- North Fork (from last week): Elsworth CHANDLER, wife and daughter, Frank GARRETT and family visited with Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT Saturday night.

- North Fork (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Orie ATKINS spent Sunday afternoon with Clyde BASSETT and family.

- North Fork (from last week): Claude GARRETT and wife called on Cecil GARRETT and family Sunday afternoon.

- North Fork (from last week): Miss Norma GARRETT spent the weekend with Marie KLINE.

- Miletus (from last week): James BOSTON and Miss Violet SCHOONOVER of Sanduros, Ill. motored to St. Louis on Monday where they were married. They are now at the home with his parents, Robert BOSTON and wife.

- Miletus (from last week): Mrs. Mary FARRIS, who has gone to make her home with her daughter in West Virginia, will sell her furniture Feb. 18 at the Pearl SMITH farm, near Woodrow WILKERSON’s store.

- Miletus (from last week): Ivan DeVORE has received his call to enter army training Feb. 13.

- Miletus (from last week): Some of the K.C.H.S. students are enjoying the fresh morning air being picked up by the bus before daylight.

- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Ira MARSHALL was called to Vandalia Feb. 4th to assist with the care of her mother, Mrs. Lizzie B. COLLINS at Vandalia, who was seriously ill with the flu. She died Feb. 10.

- East Zion: Miss Leah Pearl WALTON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Addis WALTON, was taken to the hospital in Vandalia and on Friday operated on for the removal of her appendix.

- Meacham: Mr. John FORD and family of Alma, and Mr. Carl Ford WHITE of Amy, Col., were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL.

Feb. 26, 1942:

- Miss Rhoda CROSSETT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.C. CROSSETT of Granite City, and Marion E. WILSON, U.S. - N.R., were married at the Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. The bride was accompanied to Washington by her mother and her mother-in-law, Mrs. S.M. WILSON. They were accompanied by Miss Bliss NELSON of Seattle, Wash. and Ensign Richard VOELKER of Seattle, who is also stationed in Washington. The couple will reside in Washington.

- William Thomas CAMPBELL, son of James and Helen CAMPBELL, was born in Elizabethtown, Ind. on Jan. 28, 1862, and died Feb. 17, 1942 at his home in Kinmundy. When a small boy, the family moved to a farm near Flora where he grew to manhood. On. Jan. 10, 1893, he married Miss Mary Grace WINKS of Alma, who preceded him in death on March 16, 1914. They had 3 children: Caroline, now Mrs. Truman NICHOLS of South Bend, Ind.; Helen R., now Mrs. Edgar DAWSON of LeRoy, Ill.; and son James, who died in Sept. 1923. Besides the 2 daughters, he leaves 5 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.. For a number of years he lived in and near Alma. Since March, 1938 he has made his home in Kinmundy.

- Miss Jean Ellen MORRISON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. COX, married John Logan SUGG, U.S. Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman SUGG of Lake Grove, Ore. on Saturday at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Portland, Ore. The couple will reside in Portland. Mr. SUGG is the grandson of Mrs. Lillian SUGG of Kinmundy, and has lived here in the past.

- Mr. and Mrs. E.A. SNELLING celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on Friday of last week, and friends gathered at their home in Chicago on Saturday. The elderly couple are former residents of Kinmundy, and many of the guests were acquaintances from the old home town now residing in Chicago. They have 2 sons, Hallet, with whom they live, and Lee, who resides with his family at Sheboygan, Wis. They have 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Mr. SNELLING keeps at his hobby, drawing. He exhibits his drawings to his friends which are highly rated works of art.

- Raymond O. HORN, Director of Rationing for Marion County, has issued a notice that the rationing of sugar will begin sometime early in March. The rules were announced about the rationing booklets.

- Drilling machinery was moved in Wednesday on the Ezra FELLER farm 8 miles east of Kinmundy in Meacham twp. This makes the fifth test well in Meacham twp., the other four were all dry wells.

- Henry JACKSON will celebrate his 84th birthday on March 1. He has been an invalid in the home of his son, Clifford, for several years and we know a card or visit will make him very happy.

- Pvt. Dwight HANNA of Camp Barkley, Texas, who has been attending veterinary school there, was the only student out of 1000 to be sent to specialists training hospital at Camp William, El Paso, Texas. He is the son of Dr. H.L. HANNA of this city, graduating from the local high school, and then studied a year in veterinarial school before his army training.

- A.J. WEST entered Barnes Hospital Saturday for treatment of sinus infection and ulcers of the stomach.

- Frank WILKINSON of Meacham twp. died at his home Saturday. Services will be held from the Mt. Carmel Church with interment in Phillips Cemetery.

- Audrey Nell was born to Mr. and Mrs. James LECKRONE, Jr. of Salem, in St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia on Feb. 20. The mother was formerly Miss Lucille LUCAS of this city.

- Major L.F. "Tommy" TOMLINSON, who for the past 15 years has operated the Ford automobile agency in West Frankfort, has been called to active duty by the U.S. Army and will report to Macon, Ga.

- Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER and son, of Coffeen, were here Sunday visiting Mr. and Mrs. L.J. HAMMER.

- Mr. and Mrs. John OSBORN, Mrs. Mary OSBORN, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace OSBORN and daughter, of Farina, and Miss Louise GREEN, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert MALINSKY, the occasion being Albert’s ??th birthday.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Glen ROBB of Salem spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB. Miss Velma CONANT was a supper guest in the home.

- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB spent Thursday with her sister, Mrs. Pid BASSETT.

- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB attended the club at the Mildred DISS home last Friday.

- Swift: Frank JONES and wife visited with Virgil LIVESAY and family Friday evening.

- Swift: Misses Beulah and Irene DISS visited one afternoon last week with Mrs. Clyde BASSETT.

- Swift: Cecil JONES of Chicago called on Clyde BASSETT and family Sunday a.m.

- Pleasant Grove: Charlie WANTLAND was called Friday to the bedside of his brother, Calvin, who was suffering from hemorrhages.

- Miletus: Charles COX died at his home Feb. 15. The funeral was held at Brown Church.

- Miletus: Ira KRUTSINGER and wife and Mrs. Eura KRUTSINGER attended the funeral of their cousin, Mrs. Charles DUNN in Salem Wednesday of last week. She was formerly Miss Rosa CRUTCHFIELD of Meacham. Interment was in Phillips Cemetery.

- Miletus: Frank WILKINSON died at his home Saturday, Feb. 21. Services were held at Mt. Carmel Church with interment in Phillips Cemetery.

March 5, 1942:

- On Feb. 21, Mary Evelyn JOHNSON of Kinmundy and Lee CUMMINS of Salem, were married at the Methodist Church in St. Charles, Mo. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. J.C. CUMMINS of Cisne. The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest JOHNSON, and for the past 2 years had been teaching Meadow Branch School just west of this city. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett CUMMINS of Olney, and is employed in Salem. Mrs. CUMMINS will finish her school year, and then the couple will reside in Salem.

- Andrew J. WEST died in Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. on March 2, 1942 aged 34 years, 7 months, and 10 days. He was the son of Leonard and Alta WEST of Kinmundy. He leaves his wife, and 2 children, Paulina WEST, Paul Jewel and Edith Alta. His father and mother, Leonard and Alta WEST; 2 brothers, Don and Darrell of Kinmundy; 4 sisters, Mrs. Fauna JONES, Mrs. Edna LIVINGSTON, Mrs. Lourena ROBB, all of Decatur; and Mrs. Marie McCLURE of Peoria. Services were held from the Methodist Church with interment in Elder Cemetery.

- Ed DOOLEN is all smiles, and has a perfect right to do so. And here is the reason. Way out in Tucson, Ariz., is a lad by the name of Bryan DOOLEN, who is basketball coach of the Tucson High School. He is better known as Bud. Last Saturday night Bud’s team won the State Basketball Tournament at the University Gymnasium at Tucson. He has the honor of being the first Kinmundy Boy to coach a state championship team.

- Mr. and Mrs. Fred BOYD had a baby boy born last Friday named Thomas Pullen.

- Enlists in Army as Red Cross Nurse: Miss Grace ARNOLD of Cincinnati, Ohio, came Sunday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. ARNOLD and family. Miss ARNOLD has enrolled in the Base Hospital Unit No. 25, now under the organization by the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She will be in one of the U.S. Army camps for military training before leaving with the Base Unit for foreign duties in a 1000 bed Base Hospital. Her rank in the Army will be Second Lieutenant.

- Feb. 20 being Mrs. Rose MARSHALL’s 83rd birthday, her relatives, friends and neighbors gave her a card shower. It took her 2 hours to open and read all the mail.

- Mr. and Mrs. Dean BRUBAKER have a 9 1/4 lb. boy born Feb. 26 and named Jerry Jean.

- Dinner guests at the A.J. JACKSON home Sunday were Mrs. A.K. GEIBE and brother, Kenneth JACKSON, and friend of Mt. Vernon, and Mr. and Mrs. Russell WILLIAMS and children. They were celebrating Ella’s and Alberta’s birthdays.

- Mrs. Forrest JOHNSON and children left this week for Joliet where they will make their home, Mr. JOHNSON being employed as a guard at the State Prison there.

- Mr. and Mrs. D.A. ARNOLD have received word from their son, D.A., that he has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He is stationed at Camp Polk, La.

- Prairie Grove: Several young folks were entertained in the Ernie HANNBAUM home Feb. 22, in honor of Oren and Audrey’s birthdays. Present were: Dorothy COMBS, Danny MANGNER, Jerry and Imogene McCARTY, Wm. and Adelia MARLOW, Melvin, Lavern and Bud ENGLE, Jeanette and Jack HOHLT, and Francis and Ed VANSANT.

- Meacham (from last week): On Friday, E.G. DILLON fell from a ladder in the hay mow in the barn to the feedway floor, and has a lame back and neck sprain.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Jo McGRATH of St. Louis and Mr. and Mrs. Fred GAMMON were Sunday dinner guests of Virgil LIVESAY and family.

- Swift: Selby GARRETT of Alma visited Sunday with his sister, Clyde BASSETT and family.

- Swift: Clyde BASSETT and Virgil LIVESAY helped Ernest BASSETT saw wood Tuesday afternoon.

- Pleasant Grove: A farewell party was given for Will SHAFFER, and Mr. and Mrs. Mont RITTER, who moved Saturday to the George RAY farm near Young School.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Oscar SMITH went to St. Louis last Sunday to see their son who was injured while at work several days ago. They report him as having a bad head injury.

- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Wes ROBB spent Monday afternoon visiting Mrs. WANTLAND.

- East Meadow Branch: A baby boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred BOYD and named Thomas Pullen.

- East Meadow Branch: Howard ROBB of Kankakee spent the weekend with Harold ROBB.

- Miletus: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene HARRILL have a 7 lb. girl born March 1st.

March 12, 1942:

- Mr. and Mrs. J.H. NELMS of this city received word this week of the marriage of their granddaughter, Miss Helen COMBS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund COMBS of Springfield, to Herbert WILEY of the U.S. Navy on Feb. 19.

- W.H. MORGAN received word Sunday of the death of his oldest brother, Geo. W. MORGAN of Oklahoma City, Okla. He leaves his wife, 4 sons, 1 sister, and 2 brothers, and was 88 years old.

- Local farmers are asked to repair farm machinery now - new repairs are scarce.

- Several representatives from all of the communities of Marion County met in Odin to discuss the possibility of securing a rubber plant.

- P.F.C. Daniel A. ARNOLD of Co. E., 36th Armored Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Armored Division stationed at Camp Polk, La., has been promoted to Sergeant, according to information received from Col. W.L. Roberts, commanding the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment. Sgt. ARNOLD is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan ARNOLD of Kinmundy.

- P.F.C. Xon SCHOOLEY of Co. "H" 32nd Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Division has been promoted to Technician. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James SCHOOLEY residing south of this city.

- Freddie, 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell WILLIAMS, underwent an operation in Vandalia for a double hernia.

- Meacham: Elmo KNAPP and family and Lester O’DELL and wife spent Sunday with the Willie GREEN family. Lester, a brother to Mr. GREEN, leaves for the Army March 10.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Glen JARHAUS and daughter, and Bob BREWER called on Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL, Friday p.m.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Estle JAMERSON have a baby girl born Saturday.

- Pleasant Grove: Mrs. Jennie HEISTAND, after consulting her doctor in Effingham, was confined to her bed for at least a month. She has been suffering from high blood pressure for some time.

- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB attended Club at the home of Mrs. Edith HAMMER on Friday.

- Miletus: Mr. and Mrs. James BOSTON have a 6 lb. birl born March 4, named Barbara Ellen.

- Miletus: Estel JAMISON and wife have a baby girl born March 7 and named Joan. Mrs. Della SIMMONS is in the home caring for them and her mother, Mrs. Nettie GOEN, who is in critical condition.

- North Fork: Mrs. Clyde GARRETT spent Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Carroll GARRETT.

- North Fork: Miss Norma GARRETT spent Thursday night with Bill DOOLEN and family.

- North Fork: Carroll GARRETT and family visited Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT.

- North Fork: Mrs. O.M. ARNOLD visited with Mrs. Clyde GARRETT Tuesday afternoon.

- North Fork: Mrs. Bert GARRETT and daughters called on Kenneth ROBB and wife Saturday afternoon.

March 19, 1942:

- The Navy Dept. informed Mr. and Mrs. Earl MORRIS of Marshall, but formerly of Kinmundy, on Saturday that their son, Ralph Edgar, had been lost at sea. Memorial services will be held at the Methodist Church in Marshall on Sunday.

- Mr. and Mrs. George HEEG of Springfield, Ohio were informed by the Navy Dept. that their son, George, had been lost at sea. The following sketch was sent by his mother, formerly, Miss Lillian ZEIGLER of this city. George Bernard HEEG, Jr., son of George and Lillie HEEG, was born Sept. 5, 1916 at Goes, Ohio and died Feb. 28, 1942. He graduated from Springfield H.S. and enlisted in the navy on Jan. 11, 1939. On May 16 he married Mary Reta KEARNS of Springfield. He lived in Kinmundy during World War I while his father was serving his country in France. He leaves the widow and parents, 3 sisters, Mrs. Marjorie HAUGHT of Dayton, Mrs. Deoma McNELTY at home; Mrs. Betty DeFRAY of Galion; and 1 brother, Ray at home; and a grandmother, Mrs. Rebecca ZEIGLER of Kinmundy.

(Editor’s note: The names of the ships on which these boys served are being withheld from publication.)

- Mr. and Mrs. Ed DOOLEN received word last week from their son, Walter, in Macomb that he underwent an emergency operation for acute appendicitis.

- Mrs. Pete MILLER celebrated her 83rd birthday on March 11. She is not well and her children could not be with her so she and Mr. MILLER celebrated alone, although she was remembered by gifts from her children and friends.

- Leona Myrtle PARRISH, oldest daughter of N.J. and Anna PARRISH, was born Aug. 7, 1870 at Trinity Spring, Martin Co., Ind., and died March 11, 1942. She was the eldest of 7 children. Her mother, father, and 2 sisters, Ola and Dollie, preceded her in death. She leaves 1 sister, Junia CAMPBELL of Brazil, Ind., and 3 brothers, Edward of N. Dakota, and Robert and Arthur of Kinmundy. She moved in 1879 with her parents to Marion Co., Ill., settling on a farm southeast of Kinmundy, where her father died in 1898. From there the family moved to Farina where they lived for several years. At the age of 7 years, Lonie, as she was affectionately called by her family, suffered from an attack of brain fever from which she never fully recovered.

- Lyman WALKINGTON, son of William H. and Mariah WALKINGTON, was born in Marshall, Mich. on Oct. 20, 1868, and died at his country home on March 12, 1942. He was of a large family of 11 children, all whom have preceded him in death, except 1 brother and 1 sister. He came to Alma twp. in the year 1882 with his parents, 5 brothers, and 3 sisters. He was married to Carrie A. RAVENS on June 26, 1892, and at once settled on the farm west of Omega where they lived for over 48 years until his wife died on Jan. 24, 1941. They had 4 sons, who survive: Clarence E. of Tunnell Hill; Forest E. of Jasper, Minn.; George W. of DeSmet, S.D., and L. Burdette of Mounds, Ill.; 1 brother, Aaron WALKINGTON of Greenville, Mich.; and 1 sister, Mrs. Jane ATTVATOR of Salem; and 8 grandchildren. Services were held at the Omega Presbyterian Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery in Kinmundy.

- Mr. and Mrs. Wm. BAGOTT observed their 60th wedding anniversary on March 15 in the home of their children in the home of their children, Mr. and Mrs. Fred FLETCHER in Charleston. Sunday was also Mr. BAGOTT’s 83rd birthday.

- Celebrates 75th Birthday Anniversary: Mrs. Icy GARRETT of this city, celebrated her 75th birthday anniversary on March 11th and had as her dinner guests in honor of this occasion, Mr. and Mrs. Tom BALLANCE, Mrs. Allie THOMAS and daughter, Nelda, Mrs. Orie ATKINS and daughters, Mildred and Leta, Mrs. Carl DUNLAP and daughter, Mrs. Lewie SULLENS and son, Mrs. A.C. DUNLAP and William DOOLEN.

- Camp Ground (from last week): Mrs. Mary MEYER had a serious fall Saturday. She was taken by Linton ambulance to Vandalia Hospital.

- Pleasant Grove: The W.S.C.S. met Wednesday with Mrs. Laura ROSE.

- North Fork: Mesdames Clyde and Cecil GARRETT helped Mrs. Ruby GARRETT cook for wood sawers Thursday.

- North Fork: Bert GARRETT and family were business visitors in Vandalia Saturday.

- Swift: Mr .and Mrs. Orville GARRETT, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin CONANT, and Kenneth ROBB, wife and daughter spent Wednesday at Mack ROBB’s and assisted with their butchering.

- Swift: Cliff JACKSON and wife of Kinmundy visited Sunday afternoon with Clyde BASSETT and family.

- Swift: Mrs. Clyde BASSETT was pleasantly surprised Monday. Harvey BASSETT, of Salem came and brought her a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Then the Swift Club gave her a beautiful potted plant.

- Swift: Mrs. Effis JOHNSON, who is staying at the Clyde BASSETT home, spent the weekend at home.

- Prairie Grove: Dewey COMBS and family called Sunday afternoon to see Earl COURSON, who is suffering from a severe heart attack.

- Mrs. Russell WILLIAMS and little son have returned from Vandalia Hospital. Fritzie was operated on for a double hernia.

March 26, 1942:

- Harriett Jane SEE, daughter of Michael SEE and Nancy Jane CARRIGAN SEE, was born Aug. 2, 1869 on the farm where she was living when she died March 20, 1942. She united with the Baptist Church in 1889. She leaves 3 sisters: Mrs. Florence WHITE of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mrs. Addie YATES and Miss Clara SEE, both of Kinmundy; 1 nephew , Carl WHITE of Hugo, Colo; 1 niece, Mrs. R. LOWE of this city; 2 grand nephews, Carl Ford WHITE of Colorado Springs, Colo., and David LOWE of this city; 1 niece, Nancy LOWE also of Kinmundy. Hattie, as she was fondly called, was a member of a family of 9 children. 2 brothers and 2 sisters died in childhood. 1 sister, Mrs. Cornelia ANNA died in 1901, leaving a son, Geo. Herman ANNA, who was a member of the A.E. F. in the first World War. He was killed in the Battle of Marchville in France on Nov. 10, 1918. He was sighted for gallantry on the field of battle. She was an inseparable companion of her sister, Clara. Services were held from the home with interment in Eastland Cem.

- Chas. W. VURSELL is running as the Republican candidate for a member of Congress from the 23rd district. He has been co-publisher of the Salem Republican for several years, and is a native of Marion county. (A picture accompanied this article.)

- A 6 lb. son, Warren Eugene, was born at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene SHUFELDT at Kenneth Falls, Ore. The mother is formerly Margaret WARREN.

- The fire siren was sounded Wednesday. A small patch of shingles was burned on the Pete MILLER home, the blaze being extinguished before the dept. arrived.

- A potluck dinner was held March 22 at the home of W.M. HEADLEY, west of town in honor of the birthdays of Mrs. W.M. HEADLEY, Harry HEADLEY, and little Hubert HEADLEY. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. David HEADLEY of St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert HEADLEY and sons of St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. Merle HEADLEY and daughters of Vernon, and Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert DOOLEN and family of Kinmundy.

- Mrs. Melvin HULTS and children of Beardstown spent the weekend with their great-grandmother, Mrs. Mattie DOWNS, and helped celebrate her birthday.

- To our lads in the service: Thanks to all of you for your many letters thanking us for the paper. That includes boys in Alaska, Iceland, and other foreign parts. We would like to publish your letters but we just can’t do it. Many of the letters received by us are censured by the proper authorities and are passed with the understanding that no part of them will be published. So you see, we just can’t do it. However, keep your letters coming along and although we can’t publish them, we can show them to your relatives and friends. We must remember that "A slip of the lip may sink a ship."

- Lyle WILLIAMS, proprietor of the Williams Barber Ship left for E. St. Louis where he enlisted in the Coast Guard Service of the Army.

- On March 22, friends and neighbors and children came to call on Mrs. Mattie DOWNS and wish her a happy birthday.

- We received a nice letter from Mrs. R.F. HAMILTON of Wheeling, W. Va. This week giving us the low down on their first trial "blackout"." And from the way the instructions read, we would rather be right here in Kinmundy than on the coast.

- Chas. Robt. GRAY, the 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. GRAY, fractured his left elbow while playing in a swing.

- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Eli GREEN called at the James BASSETT home Saturday night.

- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. James BASSETT and daughter, Ruth, were business callers in Salem Saturday afternoon.

- Wilson School: Mr. and Mrs. Chas. FRADENBURG entertained with a family dinner at their home, Sunday, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus MULVANEY, together with their son and daughter and families in honor of her father’s birthday and parent’s anniversary.

- Meacham: Mrs. Mary MAYER is in Vandalia Hospital with a dislocated hip and a broken bone near the dislocation.

April 2, 1942:

- Several of the memorials written for Edgar MORRIS were printed.

- Charles Bartlett FRENCH, son of James D. and Eleanor C. FRENCH, as born in Lowell, Mass. on Oct . 5, 1850, and when a young boy moved with his parents to Kinmundy arriving April 20, 1865, and this has been his home these many years. On Nov. 1, 1880 he married Miss Alice M. BURLING in Kinmundy, and they had 7 children: 5 sons and 2 daughters. His wife and 2 sons, Charley and Justus, preceded him in death. Surviving are Alonzo E., John H., Margaret ZIMMER, Mary E. GRAY, of Kinmundy; and William B. of Effingham. He leaves 11 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Rosedale Rebekah Lodge I.O.O.F.; Tecumseh Camp Modern Woodmen of American. He was a skilled carpenter and cabinet maker and from 1871 to 1892 was in the employ of the I.C.R.R. building bridges, tanks, etc. He died March 25, 1942. Services were held from the Christian Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Privates First Class Stephen and Floyd EAGAN of Camp Forrest, Tenn. came Saturday to spend a 7 day furlough with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison EAGAN.

- Sugar rationing plans have been completed.

- The Junior Play was given last week in the local gym. A picture of the cast was included with: Bailey WILLIAMS, Frances BAILEY, Virginia KELL, Jean VALLOW, Alfleta WILLIAMS, Margaret BARBEE, Eileen PARKER, Marie KLINE, Eileen LYONS, Manuel WELSH, Norma GARRETT, Charles VALLOW, and Dick GRAY.

- Swift: T.E. ROBB and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT and daughter visited Sunday afternoon with Clyde BASSETT and family.

- Swift: Frank GARRETT and family of Granite City visited Saturday night and Sunday here with their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Elsworth CHANDLER and daughter.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY and son were visitors Sunday with Clyde GARRETT and family.

- Swift: Several of this vicinity attended the kitchen shower for Mr. and Mrs. Richard FEATHER at the Carroll GARRETT home Saturday evening.

- East Meadow Branch (from last week): Mrs. Esta ROBB spent Friday with her sister, Mrs. Mamie BASSETT.

- North Fork: Miss Norma GARRETT spent the week with W.F. DOOLEN and family.

- Mrs. Estella LEE received word from her son, Glen, who is in the Navy, that he had returned to shore after a lengthy cruise.

- Mrs. James ADAMS and daughter, Karen, have gone to Decatur to join Mr. ADAMS where he has employment and they will make their home.

- Jimmie, the 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell DISS, is very ill with pneumonia.

April 9, 1942:

- Funeral services were held for Darrell Gail CARTER, the 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lucian CARTER, of Garrett, Ill. in the home of Sherman JEANS, Tuesday. Darrell climbed into a dish cupboard and took some medicine, by mistake that had been prescribed for his mother. He lived an hour after the accident. He is survived by his parents and a 6 year old sister, Deloris LaPearl. Mr. CARTER is the nephew of Mrs. Gene KEEN of our city.

- Again another dry hole for the community of Omega, as the Fannie MILLER No.1 well being drilled by the Seaboard Oil Co. was abandoned over the weekend.

- Sarah Adeline YATES, daughter of Michael and Nancy Jane CARRIGAN SEE, was born Oct. 2, 1855, and died April 5, 1942. She married Joseph YATES on Feb. 21, 1893, and they had a daughter, Gwendoline, who died at the age of 3. She began teaching at the age of 18 and taught in rural and grade schools of Marion county for at least 15 years. She leaves 2 sisters: Mrs. Florence WHITE of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Miss Clara SEE at home; 1 nephew, also of Col., and 1 niece, Rhea LOWE of Kinmundy. Services were held from the home with interment in Eastland Cemetery.

- W.B. ROBERTS, 70, publisher of the Marion County Democrat for the past 25 years, died Monday after a lingering illness at his home in Salem. He was born in Henderson, Ky. and came to Marion county in 1912, and in 1920 became the publisher of the Marion County Democrat. He leaves his wife, 2 children, Charles, the Salem Postmaster, and Miss Lora. Services were held from the First Christian Church in Salem.

- Rev. J.P. WATSON died at his home in Alma on April 6 aged 91 years, 11 months, and 21 days. Services were held from the Alma Methodist Church with interment in Alma Cemetery.

- The Chamber of Commerce held it’s monthly meeting in the basement of the Methodist Church where a turkey dinner was served to 53 members and guests in honor of the high school basketball squad. Coach DAVIDSON presented the players with their letters: Robert GRAY, Richard GRAY, Kenneth PIGG, Chas. DOOLEN, Pleasant ROBNETT, C.V. VALLOW, and Ralph JENKINS. Calvin BARBEE and Junior GARRETT were also presented as well as the 3 cheerleaders, Margaret BARBEE, Jean VALLOW, and Marie KLINE.

- Rev. and Mrs. Glenn SHARP attended the funeral of Mr. Bill COLE in Edgewood Wednesday.

- Bob MAHAN of the U. of I. spent Easter with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. MAHAN and sister, Miss Maxine.

- Miss Nancy LOWE of S.I.N.U. at Carbondale, spent Easter at home.

- Pleasant Grove: Herschel ROSE accompanied by his brother, Ralph and wife, attended the funeral of Mr. Iasdore FEAR at Woodlawn Church, Tuesday.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER and son of Coffeen and Miss Velma CONANT spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB and son, Harold.

- Wilson School (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Eura SHAFFER entertained Sunday to a family dinner in honor of their daughter, Betty Jane’s 6th birthday. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Tom SHAFFER and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Winfred DENHAM and son, Mr. and Mrs. Harold BOUGHERS, and Mr. and Mrs. Donald SHAFFER.

- Meacham (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Ruben CRAIN received a letter Saturday from their son, Carl, stating that he had arrived safely in Iceland.

- Pleasant Grove (from last week): Several from here attended the charivari of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd BASS at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom GREGORY, last Friday night.

- Pleasant Grove (from last week): The P.G. ladies served lunch at the WALKINGTON brothers sale Saturday. Quite a nice sum was cleared, also some donations were received. Many thanks to all that helped in any way.

- East Zion: Word was received here Monday by the Roy WILLIAMS family that their son, Mr. and Mrs. Jack WILLIAMS of Chicago, had a 7 lb. daughter.

- Meacham: The little son of Mr. and Mrs. CARTER of near Tuscola at a poison tablet which caused his death. His body was brought to the home of Mr. and Mrs. JIANS (who live on the Chas. ALLEN farm), and burial was made in Oskaloosa. Mr. CARTER is a brother of Mr. JIANS.

- Meacham: Mrs. F.S. HARRIS called on Mrs. Edwin HARRELL last Thursday.

- Swift: Mrs. Leland BRASEL spent Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Clyde BASSETT.

- Swift: Virgil LIVESAY and family and Miss Evelyn BASSETT were in Salem and Centralia Saturday.

- Swift: Sunday callers at the Clyde BASSETT home were Mr. and Mrs. Chas. DOOLEN, Clyde GARRETT and family, Virgil LIVESAY and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred GAMMON, and Mrs. Glen JOHNSON and children at Kinmundy.

April 16, 1942:

- 1 Killed in Truck Crash!: Charles H. JENNE, 60, a gasoline dealer of Sullivan, Ill., was fatally injured Monday when the gasoline truck which he was driving ran into a stalled oil truck. Mr. and Mrs. Omar L. GASTON of Watertown, Wis., who were driving a car were also injured. Mrs. GASTON received a fractured skull and internal injuries. The accident occurred under the C. & E.I. underpass west of the business district on State Route 37. An oil plunger attached to the truck which was owned and driven by L.A. McLENDON of Centralia, hit the underpass and was wrecked. The GASTON car, which was following closely, hit the wrecked truck that was hauling the oil driller then went off the road and hit the side of the trestle. Then the gasoline truck hit the stalled oil equipment. The Linton ambulance took JENNE and Mr. and Mrs. GASTON to the Effingham Hospital where he passed away. With all the gasoline that was spilled, a freight train was stopped south of the underpass to make sure that no sparks would fall down and ignite the gasoline, and was allowed to pass after the fire dept. washed down the pavement. (Pictures of the wreck were included.)

- Max McCARTY of Iola and Miss Marjorie LINDER of Salem were married March 21, at St. Charles, Mo. Max is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall McCARTY, living in and near Alma at one time where Max attended grade school, later attending high school in Iola. For the past 2 years he has been employed by the Warren & Bradshaw Trucking Co. of Salem. Marjorie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl LINDER of Salem, attending grade school in Iuka, later completing her schooling at Salem. The couple will reside in Iola.

- In Memoriam of Brownie DODSON who died April 14, 1941. Missed by his parents and sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. DODSON, Dorothy and Jessie.

- Mr. and Mrs. Clyde PRUETT have received word of the birth of a 7 lb. son to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne JONES of Scott Field. Mrs. JONES is the former Marcelline PRUETT.

- Mr. and Mrs. John A. BROOM received a letter from their son, Dale, sent from Karachi, India, stating he is feeling fine and while in Australia visited with James "Red" HAMMER from this city. Previous to this letter, Mr. and Mrs. BROOM received several pictures from Melbourne, Australia.

- School elections were held Saturday with a very light vote cast. District 25 elected Geo. H. BARGH, President; D.J. ALEXANDER and J.R. MAHAN as members for full-time; and Glen JOHNSON as a member for an unexpired term. District 500 re-elected A.H. MILLER and Woodrow WILKINSON as members of the Board of Education. The Board met Tuesday and organized. A.H. MILLER was elected president, and John FORD, Clerk.

- Those placing in the Track meet between Salem and Kinmundy Tuesday were: WELSH, HANNA, GAMMON, BURKETT, GRAY and VALLOW.

- Meadow Branch: Howard MILNER went to Minneapolis, Minn. Friday where he has employment.

- Meadow Branch: Evelyn BLACK spent the weekend with Norma GARRETT.

- Miletus: Mrs. Nettie GOEN died at her home Thursday. She had suffered from cancer for several years. Services were held at the Meacham Baptist Church. The body was laid to rest beside her husband, D.C. GOEN, in Elder Cemetery.

- Pleasant Grove: Mrs. Melvin CURRIE of Brubaker returned recently from a week’s visit with her brother, Herbert GASTON at Camp Polk, La., making the trip with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Loren GASTON of Dix.

- North Fork: Miss Norma GARRETT spent a few days in Sterling with Mr. and Mrs. Jack GARRETT.

- North Fork: Carroll GARRETT and family, and Kenneth ROBB and family, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT.

- Meacham: The school election was held Saturday at Rockhold and Wm. SLANE was elected director.

- Meacham: Elmo KNAPP and family of Meacham spent Saturday night with Willie GREEN and family. Sunday they all attended a birthday dinner being in honor of birthdays at Chappy DURALL, Willie GREEN, and Miss Evelyn GREEN.

- Swift: Clyde BASSETT and daughters, and Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY were in Centralia Friday.

- Swift: On April 7, the Shanghi Club pleasantly surprised Mr. and Mrs. Leland BRASEL, it being their 25th wedding anniversary. All came with well filled baskets.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Elsworth CHANDLER and daughter, and Mrs. Fred GAMMON visited Sunday with Mrs. Virgil GARRETT and family.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Elsworth CHANDLER and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY helped Mr. and Mrs. Fred GAMMON move Tuesday.

- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB spent Friday with her sister, Mrs. Pid BASSETT.

- Mr. and Mrs. Jack HONN of Champaign have a 7 lb. son born in Burham Hospital. The mother was formerly Miss Pearl JACKSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. JACKSON. This is their second child, the first being a girl.

- Word was received by Mr. and Mrs. John A. BROOM of Alma that their son, Capt. and Mrs. John A. BROOM, Jr. have an 8 lb. boy born April 11 named Robert Dale. BROOM is stationed at Dale Mabry Field Airbase in Tallahassee, Fla.

April 23, 1942:

- Roy FENSTER, 61, a Champaign businessman since 1920, died of a heart attack Thursday. He was born Oct. 11, 1880 at Kinmundy, son of Rachel and George FENSTER, and married Harriett WOOLEY on Aug. 7, 1904 at Salem. They went to Champaign in 1912, and Mr. FENSTER was employed in a number of shoe stores until 1920 when he went into the shoe business with the late A.W. SPALDING under the name of Spaulding & Fenster. The last few years he was in business by himself operating Fenster’s Shoe Store. He leaves his widow; 3 sisters, Mrs. Seth FOSTER of Champaign; Mrs. Nelson LINGENFELTER and Mrs. Kate SONGER of Kinmundy. He also leaves the following nieces: Mrs. Dorothy LINGENFELTER of Kinmundy; Miss Harriett DUNCAN of Champaign; and Mrs. Robert MOATS of Lincoln, Neb., all of whom make their home with Mr. and Mrs. FENSTER for a number of years; Miss Edna FOSTER of Champaign; Mrs. Paul DUBIE of Tulsa, Okla.; and Mrs. Joe HALEY of Houston, Texas; and 1 nephew, Roy LINGENFELTER of Kinmundy. He was preceded in death by his parents, his father dying on the same day, 32 years ago, and also from a heart attack. His mother died Oct. 4, 1936; a brother, Charles, died May 17, 1938, and a sister, Mrs. Ed GRAY of Oklahoma on Oct. 24, 1938. As a young man, Mr. FENSTER was employed by C.B. ROHRBOUGH in the mercantile business in Kinmundy. In 1906 he and his wife moved to Oklahoma City, Okla. for 6 years where he was engaged in the shoe business. A list of those attending the services from out-of-town was included.

- An application form for war ration books was included in order to prepare those who would be registering May 4, 5, 6, and 7 and speed up the registration process. A separate form must be completed for each member of the family unit.

- Word has been received here that Capt. W.C. INGRAM of Sullivan has been promoted to the rank of Major. He is the second in command at Selfridge Field, Mich.

- Alonzo CHURCH, Elwin INGRAM, Harold LEMAY, and Clyde SCHOOLEY left yesterday for St. Louis where they had their final exam. Mr. CHURCH called his wife last evening and said that he and INGRAM were in the Army now but said nothing about SCHOOLEY and LEMAY. It was thought that LEMAY would fail to pass his examination on account of poor vision.

- Mrs. Lewella MORRIS and Mr. D.F. NEATHERY were quietly married April 16 at the Methodist parsonage with Mr. and Mrs. Jesse GEORGE as attendants. After the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. NEATHERY, together with Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE, Mrs. Vera MAXEY and son Charles, Mrs. Bertha ANDREWS and daughter, Donna, proceeded to the home of the bride for a 10 o’clock luncheon. They couple will reside at the bride’s residence.

- On April 27, all male citizens the ages of 45 to 64 must register.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Elsworth CHANDLER and daughter spent the weekend in Chicago with relatives.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Frank GARRETT and daughter of Granite City, spent the weekend here with relatives.

- Swift: Velma Jean CONANT is ill with the measles.

- Swift: Callers at the Clyde BASSETT home Sunday were Mrs. Rada CALDWELL and Mrs. Earl JACKSON of Alma, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. ARNOLD, Mr. and Mrs. Eli GREEN, Clyde GARRETT and family, Frank GARRETT and family of Granite City.

- Swift: Mack ROBB and wife, and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB were shopping in Salem Monday.

- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB and son, Harold, were Centralia visitors Saturday.

- Wilson School: Mrs. Bertha SEE closed a very successful term of school here last Friday and has been re-employed for the coming term. At the noon hour, patrons visited with good things to eat, and then a fine program was presented by the students.

- Bryan PITTS is suffering from neuritis. His neighbor have been helping get his oats planted.

- Pleasant Grove: Mrs. Roy HULSEY and children visited one day last week with Mrs. Marie FORD.

- North Fork: Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and daughters called on Mrs. Carroll GARRETT Friday afternoon.

- North Fork: Carroll GARRETT and family spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Jim McNICHOLS.

- North Fork: Clyde GARRETT and family spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. LENHART.

- Mr. and Mrs. Ray GEORGE were surprised Thursday when neighbors and friends came to their home north of the city to help them celebrate their 29th wedding anniversary. Some brought sandwiches while others brought cake. A list of those attending was included.

April 30, 1942:

- A picture of the war ration book was included.

- The united efforts of the Salem, Centralia, Mt. Vernon, Odin and Flora Fire Departments late Monday night failed to save the new Salem Theater Building from almost complete destruction, but without question they saved the South Broadway block from a like fate. At 11:30 the south side door suddenly blew open freeing a cloud of smoke. Windows also burst under the terrific gas pressure.

- Card of Thanks: I wish to thank everyone who remembered me with cards, letters, and flowers or in any other way while I was in bed. Your kindness will always be remembered. Mrs. Mamie BASSETT.

- John L. KNIGHT, who has served as superintendent of the local schools for the past 2 years, has been re-employed. (His picture was included.)

- On April 24, the Prairie Grove Go-Getters 4-H club elected the following officers: Carroll JARHAUS, President; Helen ERNST, V. Pres.; Audry HANABAUM, Sec.; Francis VANSANT, Recreational Leader; Jeanette HOHLT and Oren HANABAUM, Reporters. The Club Leader is Glen McCARTY.

- Misses Florence DOOLEN, Wilma BOUGHERS, Margaret KENNEDY, Anna DILLON, Mesdames H.M. FISHER, J.A. HOLT, Stella LEE, Fannie EAGAN, and Hattie COCKRELL were in Salem last Thursday attending the 44th Annual Rebekah Assembly.

- Shanghi: Charlie FORD, who has been sick for several weeks in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clyde BALLANCE, is very much improved, and is able to be up.

- Pleasant Grove: Several from here attended the funeral of Clabe SIPES Friday at Lovell’s Grove Church. Interment was made in Alma Cemetery. Services were performed by Rev. WIGHAM of Alma.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Ed REPEC have a son born April 26.

- Swift: Private Harold JONES of Camp Forrest, Tenn. spent last week with his parents, Frank JONES and family.

- Swift: Raymond ATKINS called on Mr. and Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY, Monday p.m.

- East Meadow Branch: John W. McCULLEY came home Sunday from Camp Forrest, Tenn. for a 7 day furlough.

- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB and Miss Dorothy WANTLAND were in Salem visiting Wednesday.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER and son of Coffeen spent Friday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB.

- Dr. and Mrs. H.L. HANNA had as their dinner guests on Thursday in honor of Miss Velma’s birthday, Misses Helen TRAYER, Florence and Rubye CAIN and Cecil GRIFFIN of Patoka.

- April 19 being the birthday of Mrs. Kate BOUGHERS, the following relatives helped her celebrate with a basket dinner: Mr. J.C. HELM and Mrs. Mary BEAVER, Mr. and Mrs. F.C. HASENFELT of Loogootee, Mr. and Mrs. McKinley TURNER and family of Farina and Mr. and Mrs. H.E. HELM.

May 7, 1942:

- Word was received Wednesday morning by Mr. and Mrs. Dolph HAMMER of this city of the death of Harold HAMMER, their nephew. The telegram stated that Harold met his death in an airplane accident. Harold is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur HAMMER living in Woodriver, Ore. Harold has been in the Air Corps for 2 years. He leaves a wife and a small daughter. Services were held in Woodriver, Ore.

- Mrs. Lillian SUGG received word of the death of her son-in-law, Charles E. WILCOX, which occurred in Sitka, Alaska, where Mr. WILCOX had gone in government defense work about a month ago. News has been slow getting particulars but it seems he died from meningitis but news has been censored and details are hard to get thru. If it is meningitis, it is considered contagious and the body could not be brought back without cremation. Mr. WILCOX was born and reared in Hillsboro, where he worked in the Post Office several years, then in a Chicago office. They moved to the Pacific coast in 1936 and had since made their home in Yakima, Wash. He leaves the widow, Effie SUGG WILCOX, a daughter, Miss Roberta, and a son, Charles, who is in the Marines on a ship in the Pacific.

- In Memoriam of Mrs. A.C. BRANSON who died May 10, 1941.

- Charles JOHNSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank JOHNSON, residing west of this city, married Miss Marjorie WALDEN on March 14 in St. Louis. Charles has been employed in the steel industry in Chicago for the past year or so, and it was here that he met his bride. They will make their home in Chicago.

- Mr. and Mrs. O.K. MILLER, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. MILLER, P.F. ROBNETT, Riley WILLIAMS and Richard WILLIAMS are in Wisconsin on a fishing expedition. We know their red flannels are feeling pretty good.

- At the regular meeting of the Kinmundy Lodge A..F. & A.M., Ellis WOLFE was presented with a gold button signifying that he had been a Mason for 50 years.

- Mr. Christy E. GENTRY of Camp Forrest, Tenn, is here spending furlough with his parents.

- Kinmundy Citizens are urged to buy War Bonds and Stamps. The drive will start soon. The bond quota for Marion county is $147, 000.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER and son of Coffeen visited Sunday afternoon with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB.

- East Meadow Branch: Harold ROBB was a visitor in Centralia, Saturday.

- Shanghi: Mr. and Mrs. Glen JARHAUS and babe were Sunday visitors in the Clyde BALLANCE home.

- Shanghi: Charley FORD was in St. Louis Friday to see a physician.

- Wilson School: Sgt. Paul TRAINOR of Camp Forrest, Tenn. and wife of Farina, and Lester VAN SCYOC and family visited Friday evening with the KLEISS family.

- Meadow Branch: Our school was out Friday and the teacher, Mrs. Evelyn CUMMINS, took the children to Bryan Park for the day. Mrs. Rada CALDWELL is hired to teach the coming winter.

- Pleasant Grove: Several from here attended the funeral of Uncle Charley HEISTAND at the Old Baptist church Sunday. Interment was at the cemetery nearby.

- Pleasant Grove: Ermagene LEWIS visited Elder School Friday. It being the last day of school, a wiener roast was enjoyed at noon. Mrs. Helen MILLICAN has been re-employed to teach the coming term.

- Pleasant Grove: Herbert ANDERSON has been quite ill with an attack of appendicitis.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Francis HAMMER and daughter entertained the family at a dinner Sunday at their home. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd HAMMER and Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER and son, Don of Coffeen were guests. They were at the 28th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd HAMMER.

- Swift: There were only 4 pupils attending school at Swift the last few days as all of the children were ill with the measles.

May 14, 1942:

- Bennie DOOLEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. R. DOOLEN of this city, who has been employed since last June with the Curtis-Wright airplane factory in Buffalo, N.Y., is among the 60 selected out of 3000 to go to Columbus, Ohio, and work on the world’s largest dive bomber for the navy. Some of the planes on which he has worked are now seeing action in Australia. Bennie graduated last May in the class o f ‘41.

- Miss Christine TROUT, 18, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Verchial TROUT of this city, and Mr. Francis ZINSER, 21, son of Mr. Frank ZINSER of Chicago, were married in St. Louis on Saturday. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Phillip HILL, sister of the bride. Mr. ZINSER is in defense work in Chicago, where the couple will reside.

- Permits have been granted to T.R. Buehl and associates by the state to drill an oil well on the Thurman ROBB farm in Kinmundy twp in Section 19. It is expected that the well will be started around the first of June. This well is 1 mile south of the Sam LOWE No. 1, and mile north of the FRENCH well No. 1.

- Zerold LEWIS closed a very successful term of school at Bell on April 24. This is Mr. LEWIS’ 5th successive year at this school and would have been employed for the coming term but due to the fact that he expects to be called into military service he would not accept a new contract for another year. However, the directors have agreed to give him the school when he returns from the service. At noon the friends of patrons of the school gathered with well filled baskets. After dinner, Mr. LEWIS treated the gathering to 10 gallons of ice cream.

- Miss Betty THOMPSON and Paul WRIGHT of Salem were married. Both were former high school students here, Paul having graduated with the class of ‘39. He is now in the service stationed in Texas.

- The Senior Class presented the class play "Black Derby" last Friday and Saturday. A picture of the cast was included of: Merle GREENWOOD, Richard JONES, Bob GRAY, Virginia KELL, Agnes GRIFFIN, John L. KNIGHT, Charles DISS, Eileen LYONS, Ray BAILEY, Eileen PARKER, Opal EAGAN, and Laura GREEN.

- The 4 year old grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Truman SPURLIN of Vandalia died in the home of his grandparents. He was the son of Loren SPURLIN of Vandalia. Services will be held in Vandalia.

- Mrs. SUGG received word from her daughter, Mrs. Effie SUGG WILCOX that her husband had been buried at Sitka, Alaska for at least the duration of the war. The son, Chas. WILCOX, Jr. was located at sea in Alaska, and had obtained shore leave to go and see how and where the father was laid to rest. Mrs. WILCOX is at present with her brothers, Norman and Maxey SUGG at Portland, Ore.

May 14, 1942:

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Elsworth CHANDLER and daughter spent Sunday with his parents, Guy CHANDLER and wife near Zion.

- Bruce Ellis, the 18 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry GEILER has been ill from drinking kerosene. Latest reports are that he is better.

- Miss Martha MORGAN left Monday morning for Salem, where she has accepted a position in the new hospital.

May 21, 1942:

- Sarah Ellen KING ROHRBOUGH, was born near Georgetown, Ohio on Sept. 23, 1864, and died at her home in Salem in May 15, 1942. When a small child, she moved with her parents to Kinmundy, where she attended Kinmundy Public Schools, graduating with the third graduating class, the class of 1881. After finishing school, she taught in the Public Schools of Kinmundy. She married L.C. ROHRBOUGH on Oct. 5, 1887, and they had 3 children: Frank, who died Sept. 6, 1941; Elsie of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Helen of Salem. She was a member of the Eastern Star; of the White Shrine of Jerusalem; and of the Isaac Hull Chapter of the D.A.R. For the past 25 years she resided in Salem, where 4 years ago, she and her husband observed their 50th wedding anniversary. She also leaves 2 brothers, W.E. KING of Salt Lake City, Utah; L.B. KING of Champaign, Ill.; and a sister, Mrs. F.C. WARDELL of Los Angeles, Cal.

- Carl and Lyle GREEN of Kinmundy will receive their B.S. Degrees at the Billings, Montana Polytechnic Institute on May 29. Lyle has completed an industrial arts major and Carl a mathematics major. Both have played on the baseball team throughout their college career, and were members of the Student Senate.

- Mr. and Mrs. Cleve DOOLEN have received word from their son, Carl, who is stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash. that he was given the rank of Sergeant on May 13.

- Jimmie Lyle SPURLIN, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Arno SPURLIN of Vandalia, died May 13, age 4 years, 5 months and 8 days. Services will be held from the Christian Church with interment in Vandalia Cemetery.

- Cpl. Lester I. BASCOM of Camp Robinson, Ark. was sent recently to Fort Lewis, Wash. While there he looked up an old friend, Pvt. John W. SHAFFER, stationed there, and they spent a happy day together.

- Mr. Burd G. PULLEN, a highly respected businessman of Alma, died at his home in Alma, Tuesday, from a heart attack. Services will be held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery in this city. He was 70 years old and had been in ill health for some time. He is the father of Mrs. Geo. BARGH of this city.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Guy SHAFFER were made grandparents by the arrival of a son born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul SHAFFER in the new Salem Hospital on May 12.

- Pleasant Grove: Mrs. Audie SILLS spent several days with her daughter, Mrs. Lester MULVANEY, helping care for their baby, who has been ill with pneumonia, but is much better now.

- North Fork: Carroll GARRETT spent several days of last week in St. Louis on business.

- North Fork: Mrs. Dick FEATHERS visited with Mrs. Carroll GARRETT, Tuesday.

- North Fork: Miss Mildred ATKINS spent a few days last week with her grandmother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT.

- North Fork: Mrs. Clyde GARRETT called on Mrs. Carroll GARRETT Wednesday p.m.

- Meacham: Sgt. Woodrow JOHNSTON returned to Ft. Bragg, N.C. Thursday afternoon spending 10 days with his parents.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Arlie SLANE have a baby girl.

May 28, 1942:

- Farmers are in an "All-Out" production of agricultural products for at least the next 5 years to meet war demands.

- Monday evening several citizens of Marion County met in Salem to organize a county U.S.O. committee.

- A very pretty wedding was solemnized Sunday morning, May 24, at Pleasant Grove church in Alma twp., when Miss Wilma SHAFFER, pretty and accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy SHAFFER, became the bride of Herbert VANDEVEER, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.H. VANDEVEER of south of Kinmundy performed by Rev. W.G. WIGHAM, pastor of Pleasant Grove. They were attended by Ruth Edna, sister of the bride, and Ray, brother of the groom. The wedding march was played by Mrs. Maxine BARKSDALE. Following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. D.H. VANDEVEER and son, Lester, were entertained at dinner at the home of the bride’s parents. The couple will be at home at the Lyman WALKINGTON farm near the Church where they were married.

- A happy gathering of relatives and friends was enjoyed May 24, at the country home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. METZGER living northwest of this city. The occasion was in honor of the 85th and the 76th birthdays, respectively, of Mr. and Mrs. METZGER. All of their children were home for the occasion: their sons, John and daughter, Virginia of Springfield; Joe and wife of Randolph, and Henry, wife and daughter, Charlene, and sons, Donald, Robt., Tommy and Jerome of Decatur, and their daughter, Mrs. George WALLWEBER of Kirkwood, Mo. Other relatives and friends attending were listed.

- A biography and picture of Justice June C. SMITH, Republican candidate for the Supreme Court was included. He was born on a farm near Walnut Hill.

- Shanghi: Sunday being the 76th birthday of Mrs. Chas. METZGER, families and relatives came for dinner in her home. The children were all home: Joe and wife of Bloomington, Henry and family of Decatur; John and daughter of Springfield; and Mrs. Geo. WALWEBER of Kirkwood, Mo. Mr. METZGER was 85 years old in April, this serving as a joint celebration for the two.

- Wilson School: Mr. and Mrs. Chester KLINE motored to Ft. Knox, Ky. Saturday to visit their son, Charles. They were accompanied home by 2 soldiers, boys from New York City, who returned to Fort Knox, Sunday.

- East Zion: Pvt. Louie SOUTIER is home on a week’s furlough visiting relatives and friends. He is stationed at Camp Buoy, Texas.

- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Dresdon HEADLEY and Miss Lela Mae NICHOLS left last Friday night for a visit to Fort Riley, Kansas visiting Roy DOOLEN, who is stationed there.

- Miletus: Ralph MULVANEY, another son of Clarence MULVANEY, entered the service last week. At present he is stationed at Scott Field.

- Meacham: The C.B. Circle received a letter from Pvt. Carl CRAIN who is stationed in Iceland, that he received the box that the Club sent him.

June 4, 1942:

- Forrest VAN WINKLE, of Lebanon, was injured when the truck in which he was driving went off the road in a deep ditch 3 miles south of Kinmundy on Route 37. The accident happened Wednesday afternoon. The extent of VAN WINKLE’s injuries were several bruises and a bad cut on the chin. He was taken to Salem Hospital for treatment, but was able to return to the scene of the wreck a few hours later. The cause of the accident, according to VAN WINKLE, was that he had to cut the wheels of his truck quickly to avoid hitting some workmen who were repairing the hard road. When he did so, this threw the truck down and then going down a 15 foot embankment, turned the truck over. Then according to some workmen, they reported that VAN WINKLE had fallen asleep, but looking at the angle of the tire marks, it is hard to believe that VAN WINKLE was asleep. The truck was damaged beyond repair but the tires were okay.

- Charles Edwin PRUETT of Kinmundy graduated from St. Louis University with a doctor of medicine degree.

- Mr. and Mrs. Virl SEE of Greenville announce the arrival of a 9 lb. daughter named Shirley Kaye born at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl LANE. Grandpa LANE says he sure had an awful time. He was right in the midst of shearing sheep when the bees began to swarm. But isn’t it just like an old man to do something like that when something like this is taking place.

- Mrs. Annie YOUNG left Sunday for Chicago, where she will attend the U. of I. graduation exercises, her son, Charles, being a graduate.

- The Kinmundy Roudies 4-H club met last Friday and elected the following officers: President, Carl VALLOW; Robt. LANE, V. Pres; Herschel ROSE, Sec’y; Henry SPENCER, Rep; Clyde ROSE, Rec. Chm. Guin VALLOW was chosen as club leader and Burl GREEN as his assistant.

- Justice June SMITH of Centralia was re-elected to the Illinois Supreme Court in Monday’s election.

- Mr. and Mrs. H.B. WILKINSON of West Frankfort, announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Kathryn, to Sgt. Robert KNEEMEYER of Salem. They were married in Columbia, Ill. on May 7 with Mr. and Mrs. Herschel WILKINSON, Jr., brother and sister-in-law of the bride witnessed the ceremony. Sgt. KNEEMEYER is home on a 90 day furlough and is stationed in Tennessee. The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. WILKINSON of this city.

- A picture of the first graduating class of the new community high school was included with Mildred JONES, Ray BAILEY, Velma CONANT, Laura GREEN, Burl GREEN, Merle GREENWOOD, Donna MAULDING, Dwight DAY, Bob GRAY, Richard JONES, Francis KRUTSINGER, Eileen LYONS, C.V. VALLOW, Opal EAGAN, Charles DISS, Barbara MILLER, Eileen Parker, and Melba SIPES.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL called on Mrs. Dora HEICHER and family and Mr. and Mrs. Herman SOLDNER, Sunday afternoon.

- Meacham: Glenn BRASEL at Hoopston and Mrs. Alice SEE of Kinmundy called on Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Roy MILLER and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Ray VANDEVEER, and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert VANDEVEER attended a family reunion at the Park near Flora, Sunday.

- Shanghi: Mr. and Mrs. Roy HULSEY entertained the following persons to a lovely dinner served cafeteria style last Sunday, honoring her sister, Mrs. Jana EVANS and son, Ford. Attending were: Mrs. Jana EVANS and son, of Baylis; Mr. and Mrs. George FORD and Marion, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. FORD and sons, Mr. and Mrs. John FORD and children of Alma; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BALLANCE, and C.C. FORD of Kinmundy; Mrs. Lou HULSEY, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph LOUSEDA of St. Louis.

- Shanghi: C.C. FORD and daughters, Mrs. Clyde BALLANCE, Mrs. Roy HULSEY and daughter, Charlene, were in Vandalia visiting Friday, called on Miss Emma REISS of St. Peter, who has been ill for some time.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Frank GARRETT and daughter are spending the week here with Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth CHANDLER and daughters.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Fred GAMMON spent Sunday with Virgil LIVESAY and family.

- Swift: Clyde BASSETT and family were in St. Peter Saturday.

- Swift: Wes ROBB called at the T.E. ROBB home Sunday a.m.

- On May 31st, several relatives and friends came with well filled baskets and gave a surprise dinner for Mr. and Mrs. Raymond BANNING of Meacham township, their birthdays being within a few days of each other. A list of those attending was included.

June 11, 1942:

- Kinmundy is getting another oil test on the Thurman ROBB farm in section 19. They have drilled so far to 1900 feet.

- Chas. W. YOUNG will graduate on Friday from the U. of I., College of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy in Chicago. He will receive a degree of Doctor of Medicine. He will also receive a commission as First Lieutenant in the Medical Reserve Corps of the U.S. Army. He will begin an internship at Milwaukee County Hospital on June 15.

- Mr. and Mrs. Hank NICHOLS of Kinmundy, announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Lela Mae NICHOLS, to Pvt. Roy DOOLEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleve DOOLEN. They were married May 28 in Junction City, Kansas, and were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Dresdon HEADLEY of Kinmundy.

- Miss Armethia SCHMALZ, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Florian SCHMALZ of Waterloo, became the bride of Ralph W. SIMER, in East St. Louis at the First Christian Church. Helen SCHMALZ, sister of the bride, and James SIPES, brother of the groom, were the attendants. The bride is a graduate of Valmeyer High School, and the Christian Welfare Hospital Training School for nurses. She is a supervisor in the hospital. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Frances SIPES of Salem, and graduated from Salem H.S.

- The first gold star to be placed on the Honor Scroll at Indiana State Teachers College will represent Edgar MORRIS, who attended that college. He was a member of the crew of the United States Cruiser Houston which was sunk by the Japanese in the action near Java.

- The first class to be graduated from the Kinmundy Community High School consisted of 18 members. Special awards were presented to: Eileen LYONS, D.A.R. Medal; Eileen LYONS, Valdictorian; Donna MAULDING, Salutatorian; Norma GARRETT, highest grade in Junior Class; George BARGH, highest grade in Sophomore Class; Marion MOELLER, highest grade in Freshmen Class; David LOWE, Glee Club; Jimmy YUND, Outstanding Boy; Pleasant ROBNETT, athletics; Norma MILLER, Band; Marie KLINE, typing. The class was welcomed into the alumni association on Saturday night. At that reception during roll call, Mr. L.C. ROHRBOUGH was the oldest member present to respond. He graduated with the class of 1880. The following officers were elected for next year: Myrtle HILL, Pres.; Thelma BAILEY, V. Pres.; Katherine WORMLEY, Sec’y; Ella WILLIAMS, Treas.

- Mr. and Mrs. M.E. HELM have just received word that their son, Howard, has been promoted from Corporal to a Tech. Sergeant. He is now stationed at Ft. Lewis, Wash., and has been in the service 15 months.

- Mr. and Mrs. Ellis WILKINSON and Mr. and Mrs. Verchial TROUT received letters this week from their sons, Kenneth and Ellwyn, respectfully, who are supposedly stationed in Australia. They both said they are well and having a good time. Both are members of the Infantry.

- East Meadow Branch (from last week): Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS, Patricia Ann DOOLEN, Mrs. H.H. HOWELL and Marilyn Kay were in Decatur Monday of last week attending the funeral of the former’s boyfriend.

- East Meadow Branch (from last week): Mrs. Esta ROBB attended the Memorial services at Sandy Branch, Sunday.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. Sam LOWE and son, visited over the weekend in Sterling with Mr. and Mrs. Elno WILLIAMS, and Jack GARRETT and wife.

- East Zion: Miss Ruth BASSETT and Mr. Richard WILLIAMS spent a few days this week in Chicago with relatives.

- Pleasant Grove: Mrs. Amy SIPES and son, James, spent the weekend in East St. Louis with relatives to be present at the wedding of her son, Woodson, who was married Saturday to Miss Armethia SCHMALT, also of St. Louis.

- Pleasant Grove: Calvin WANTLAND, brother of Chas. WANTLAND of our neighborhood, died Sunday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Kate RHOTAN in Salem. He had been in ill health for more than a year.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Herbert VANDEVEER received many nice gifts at the kitchen shower and charivari, which was held recently in their home.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde HEISTAND attended the funeral of Norman FYKE at Fairview Church near Centralia, Tuesday.

- Pleasant Grove: Services were held at Lovell’s Grove Church for the little 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morine BRANDEBERRY of Salem, who was accidentally killed by her father when backing his car from the driveway.

June 18, 1942:

- The ROBB No.1 was plugged and abandoned as a dry hole Wednesday evening. All the sands were dry all the way down, and they stopped at 2210 feet.

- Called to active duty with the Navy, was Lewis J. CONANT, Miami, Fla. businessman and former vice president and treasurer of the Miami Chamber of Commerce. He has been assigned to temporary duty at Port Everglades and later to St. Petersburg as an executive officer with the inshore patrol.

- The Marion County Farm Bureau office moved after vacating Saturday the room in the courthouse which they occupied for the past 24 years. They are now located 5 blocks south of the court house.

- James Calvin WANTLAND, son of James Martin and Lucinda E. WANTLAND, was born in Marion county, Nov. 25, 1867, and died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Kate RHOTAN in Salem, where he had lived for some time, at the age of 74 years, 6 months, and 12 days. Most of his life was spent on the farm, where he was a hard working man. Two brothers, Newt and Will have preceded him in death. Besides the sister mentioned, he is survived by 1 brother, Charles, of Alma twp.

- On June 12, Charles R. SEE of Kinmundy was enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve as an Apprentice Seaman. He will receive his recruit training at the Naval Training Academy at Great Lakes, Ill. Charles’ mother, Mrs. Margaret GRAY, lives near Kinmundy.

- M.E. ARNOLD in Battle: Commander Murr E. ARNOLD, son of Mr. Mass ARNOLD of Kimberly, Idaho, and nephew of Mr. J.T. ARNOLD and Mr. and Mrs. John HOLT of this city, was a leader of a United States aircraft carrier bombing group in the battle of Midway Islands. He gave an account of the battle to the press and was permitted to broadcast from Honolulu last Saturday evening.

- A letter received by Mr. and Mrs. R.H. GREEN from Mrs. Genora GREEN LUHR telling of the death of her husband, J.A. LUHR in Yucaipa, Cal on June 3, 1842. He would have been 84 years old on July 1, and died of hardening of the arteries. They lived with their daughter, Lillian. Burial was made in Yucaipa, Cal. Mrs. LUHR has several relatives here. She also stated that her sister, Dorcia SWIFT of Florida, had died on March 23.

- Sgt. Chas. Edwin HENSLEY and Miss Lucille SMETANA of Chicago, were married at the First Baptist Church on May 24 in Hollywood, Cal. Charles is in the Air Corps and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester HENSLEY, formerly of this city.

- Kinmundy citizens are urged to join in the nations scrap rubber campaign and turn in every bit of rubber you can spare in a 2 week collection between June 15 and June 30.

- Charles E. PRUETT has been appointed as Acting Assistant Surgeon in the Navy with the rank of Lieutenant. He will train in Norfolk, Va.

- Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth LECKRONE and son, Garrett, spent the weekend here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orville GARRETT.

- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT spent Friday evening with Kenneth ROBB and family.

- North Fork: Mrs. Kenneth ROBB and daughter, Carroll GARRETT and family, visited with Bert GARRETT and family, Sunday.

- Green Ridge: Misses Jean and Alfleta WILLIAMS and Elsie TOCKSTIEN left last week for Chicago to seek employment.

- Pleasant Grove: Mrs. Paul JENKINS and baby daughter returned to their home, Friday. She was born Wednesday in Salem Hospital and named Sandra Pauline.

- Pleasant Grove: Some family from here attended the funeral of Calvin WANTLAND which was held at the Christian Church in Alma Tuesday with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Kinmundy.

- Wilson School: Larry and Michael STOCK of Centralia are staying with their uncle, Fred KLEISS and family while their mother is recuperating from a recent appendectomy.

- Swift: Nearly everyone attended the kitchen shower for Mr. and Mrs. Roy DOOLEN at the A.D. NICHOLS home Saturday evening.

- Swift: Fred GAMMON and wife were Sunday dinner guests of her parents, Virgil LIVESAY and family.

- Swift: Wes ROBB and wife visited Sunday evening with T.E. ROBB and family.

- Swift: Clyde BASSETT and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB and daughter visited Sunday with Bert GARRETT and family.

- Swift: Pvt. Roy DOOLEN, who spent last week with relatives, returned Sunday to Fort Riley, Kansas.

- Meacham: Jasper KRUTSINGER died Sunday after a long illness. The funeral was held at the Baptist Church.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. W.F ROBB spent Wednesday in Coffeen with their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER.

June 25, 1942:

- Miss Betty Eileen GERALCHER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. GERALCHER, and P.F.C. Xon R. WILLIAMS of Camp Polk, La., son of Mrs. Hazel L. HAMILTON WILLIAMS, and the late Tech. Sgt. Gus H. WILLIAMS of Wheeling, W. Va., were married June 6 in St. Luke Protestant Church. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. ROSE, brother-in-law and sister of the bridegroom were the only attendants. Both the bride and groom were graduates of Wheeling H.S. Pvt. Wm. H. WILLIAMS has been transferred to Sheppard Field, Texas to Scott Field, Ill. and is a cadet of the Radio Air School. He could not get leave for the marriage of his brother, Bob’s marriage.

- On June 19, 1892, Edward BOUGHERS of this city and Miss Sarah LANSFORD of Farina went to the M.E. Parsonage and were married. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. John PLUE, sister and brother-in-law of the groom. The couple went to housekeeping in Kinmundy where they have since resided. They had 2 daughters, Daisy (MENEELY) and Pansy (SCHWABE). And so last Friday this couple rounded out their 50th year. The celebration merely consisted of a dinner with Mrs. MENEELY and Mr. and Mrs. Orlando SCHWABE being present. Mr. BOUGHERS has attained the age of 72, while Mrs. BOUGHERS is 69. Mr. BOUGHERS was employed by the firm of F.A. PRUETT for 42 years and retired about 5 years ago. He was born here in the city of Kinmundy and has never lived anywhere else.

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- The Second Annual Marion County Fair will open July 1st.

- Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. CRAIG of Danville, announce the marriage of their eldest daughter, Norma Jeanne, to Wayne F. SCHAFER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan SCHAFER of Marshall. They were married Jan. 18 at Robinson, and it has been kept a secret. Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Vern SCHAFER of Marshall. The couple will reside in Danville. The groom is employed at the C. & E.I. Shops.

- Raymond ATKINS and Earl OUTHOUSE left Tuesday morning for St. Louis where they were inducted into the service. Raymond entered the induction quarters at Scott Field while Earl came home on a 10 day furlough.

- The annual DISS Family Reunion was held June 21 in Pana at Kitchell Park. There were about 60 present. Those from Kinmundy were: Miss Beulah DISS, Mr. and Mrs. Orville DISS and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell DISS and family, Mr. and Mrs. Howard DISS and family, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. BLOMBERG and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Francis HAMMER and daughter.

- We received a letter stating that Pvt. Ivan DEVORE, son of Mrs. Ella THOMPSON, graduates from the Air Mechanics Technical training School at Chanute Field. He is expecting to leave soon for a new destination.

- Green Ridge: Bill WILLIAMS spent the weekend with home folks. He has employment in Chicago.

- Prairie Grove: Gilbert FORD fell from the roof of his barn Wednesday and was taken to Vandalia Hospital where it was found he had no broken bones.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Woodson SIMER of East St. Louis spent weekend with his parents, Francis SIPES and family. They were given a rousing charivari Saturday night. Mr. SIMER is expecting to leave Tuesday for Military training which of course, casts a shadow over the lives of loved ones. He doesn’t know yet where he will be stationed. We all wish him well and hope that soon all the boy can be home again.

- Pleasant Grove: The Roy MILLER family and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert VANDEVEER visited Monday with their aunt, Mr. and Mrs. John EAGAN of near Iuka, who had quite a lot of damage done to the roof of their house and their chicken house and some other buildings blown down by the wind Sunday.

- Pleasant Grove: Although the weather was rather rainy, a good sized crowd enjoyed the children’s program at Pleasant Grove Sunday night.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB and daughter, Judith Ann, spent Sunday in Vandalia with Thomas BOONE and wife.

- Swift: Clyde GARRETT and family spent Sunday evening with Claude HANNA and family.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BASSETT and daughters spent Sunday with Clyde GARRETT and family.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY and son, and Donna Mae GARRETT spent Sunday in Kinmundy with Mr. and Mrs. Fred GAMMON.

- Miletus: Mrs. Maude KRUTSINGER died June 14 at the Olney Sanitarium. Services were held at the Meacham Baptist Church with interment in Elder Cemetery.

- Miletus: Ivan DEVORE visited Sunday with homefolks, Mr. and Mrs. Harry THOMPSON and son, Donny. He has been stationed in Rantoul for some time but is expecting to be moved in the near future.

- Merle JACKSON, stationed at Camp McVoy with the Military Police Detachment, is home on furlough.

July 2, 1942:

- Several relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas NEAL to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary, also Mrs. NEAL’s 71st birthday. A list of those attending was included.

- At the Shriver School House on June 28, 1942, relatives and friends gathered to celebrate the annual CRAIG Reunion with 31 present. Well filled baskets were brought at the noon hour. After dinner prayer was offered by Mrs. Mattie CHANCE, hymns were sung, with Miss Melba SIPES at the piano. A list of those in attendance was included.

- On a recent 10 day furlough from Canada, Lieut. Elroy SNELLING was married to Madeline WACHTER, daughter of Mrs. Lily WACHTER, in the parish house of St. Barnabas Church. Lieut. SNELLING, son of H.M. SNELLING, will shortly be stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas. They were attended by Lucille MOORE and Fred WACHTER. Mrs. SNELLING expects to join her husband when he is settled in Corpus Christi.

- Mr. and Mrs. J. Roy TELFORD of Salem received word Monday that they have a grandson. A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. TELFORD at Bishop, Calif. on June 21 and has been named Joseph Leroy. Dr. TELFORD is the physician for the U.S. Vanadium mines at Bishop reportedly one of the largest tungsten and copper miens in the world. Dr. and Mrs. TELFORD also have a daughter. Little Joseph Leroy is the second great-grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. WILKINSON of this city.

- Mr. and Mrs. Monroe LUCAS moved their household goods to Stonnington Tuesday where Mr. LUCAS has been employed to teach Vocational Agriculture the coming year.

- The Marion County Fair schedule was listed.

- North Fork: Junior and Floyd GARRETT spent Saturday night with Eli CONANT.

- North Fork: Mrs. Morris ADAMS, Mrs. Donald HERRING, Mrs. Jim McNICHOLS and children, visited Tuesday with Mrs. Carroll GARRETT.

- Wilson School: Chris MEYER and family, Emil MEYER and family, and Marion SHUFELDT and family attended the HOEHNE family reunion near St. Peter, Sunday.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Gene KLINE and son of St. Joseph, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Glen ROBB of Salem, Mr. and Mrs. Mack ROBB and Miss Velma CONANT spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Wes ROBB and Harold. Mr. and Mrs. Dale ROBB and son of Coffeen were supper guests.

- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Effie ROBB visited one afternoon last week with Mrs. Esta ROBB.

- Pleasant Grove: Ace MULVANEY had quite a serious accident Sunday night when he hit the abatement of a concrete bridge on the gravel road west of Omega. He was taken to Salem Hospital for treatment, returning Monday. He was accompanied by his son, Howard, who is still in the hospital, and besides other injuries it was reported that Howard’s tongue was almost cut off.

- Pleasant Grove: Betty, Mary Joan, Billy and Francis WANTLAND attended the birthday party of little Ralph PRATHER Tuesday at his home in Omega given by his mother, Mrs. Bert PRATHER.

- Swift: Mrs. Frank GARRETT and son, Emmett, of Granite City, spent the weekend here with Ellsworth CHANDLER and family, and Donna Mae GARRETT.

- Swift: Mrs. Selby GARRETT and Mrs. Paul CALDWELL of Alma and Mrs. Marshall WILLIAMS and children of Wilmington called Wednesday afternoon on Mrs. Marvin CONANT and children.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT received a telegram from their son, Bill, that he had landed safe in Australia and was safe and well.

July 9, 1942:

- Foster township will again get another oil test. The well will be drilled on the John MAZANEK farm in section 36. This will be the second well drilled on the MAZANEK farm. The first well was a good producer, and this well is less than a half mile east of the first.

- A family reunion was held July 4th at the lovely home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy KNABE of Chicago, son-in-law and daughter of Dr. H.L. HANNA. All 6 of Dr. HANNA’s daughters were there and 2 of his sons. Three sons were unable to attend: Paul of Kinmundy, and Dwight and Bob, who are in the Army stationed at El Paso, Texas. At noon a bountiful fried chicken dinner with all the trimmings was served in the basement of the KNAGE home, and places laid for 40. The chickens (25 of them) were furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Clyde HANNA. Those present were: Dr. and Mrs. H.L. HANNA, Miss Velma LONG, Mrs. Wallace HULTS and children, Mrs. Merle HANKS and babe, of Kinmundy; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde HANNA and family of Holt, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Gray DAVIS and family, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy ANDERSON, Mr. and Mrs. Victor SMITH and family, Mrs. Anna SMITH, Mr. and Mrs. B.L. HANNA, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer REICK, Mr. and Mrs. Roy KNABE and family of Chicago.

- During the electrical storm which accompanied the rain storm yesterday evening, lightening played another of it’s freak tricks, striking again in the same place where it struck last year - the chimney of the Orville DISS home. It knocked a hole in the wall, but did no other damage, except, of course, scaring them badly. So now everyone knows "Lightening does strike twice in the same place." It was also reported that it struck and killed a pony belonging to Earl LANE, living southeast of Kinmundy Tuesday night.

- Salem has had another fire, this time the McMACKIN Furniture Store located on East Broadway. The fire started about 10 o’clock last night on the second floor. The cause of the fire is believed to be from bad wiring or from lightning running in on the wire. The estimated damage is about $5000. The Salem fire department was called and much damage was caused by water and smoke.

- Fireman Roy RAVER, 41, of the Salem Fire Department was drowned yesterday in the swollen creek bout 2 and miles west of Salem on Route 50. RAVER and 3 other firemen were called out to this bridge where it was reported that a car had been stalled in the creek and was being swept down stream. As the firemen reached the scene, the car had been pulled to safety by an Army truck but RAVER walked in the creek and was reportedly swept under. The creek was 5 feet above the bridge.

- Two carloads of our young men went to Effingham hospital Friday where they were typed for a blood transfusion to be given to Mrs. Rodney SCHOOLEY, who has been in a serious condition in Mercy Hospital, Champaign. The donors were Bob MAHAN, Alva OLDEN, and John PHILLIPS, brother to Mrs. SCHOOLEY.

- Robert WESLEY of Chicago, is one of the 600 survivors of the light cruiser, Marblehead, that withstood the bombings of the Japanese. They saw 15 of their comrades killed and some 20 wounded. He is the nephew of Mrs. Clarence GRAY of this city.

- Clyde Q. MORGAN, of Cleveland, Ohio, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. MORGAN of this city, passed his C.P.A. test.

- The Western Auto Supply Company announces the promotion of Roy LINGENFELTER from representative to the management to the management of one of the large stores in St. Louis.

- East Zion: James BASSETT and family, and Merle JONES and family attended the show in Salem Sunday night.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL were in Louisville Saturday afternoon at the picture show.

- In the Service: Daniel A. ARNOLD, James A. BASSETT, James M. BASSETT, Lawrence H. BASSETT, Joseph BORING, Norman R. BOWMAN, W. Arthur BOYD, Thomas F. BOYD, Cecil BRIM, Dale R. BROOM, John A. BROOM, Jr., John W. CALDWELL, Clyde B. CAMERER, Alonzo CHURCH, James D. CONANT, Carl CRAIN, Ivan DEVORE, Chas. T. DeWEESE, Carl G. DOOLEN, Roy DOOLEN, Walter J. DOOLEN, Floyd EAGAN, Steven EAGAN, Tiny L. ELLIS, Carl T. FIELDS, Harold W. FIELDS, Rex GAMMON, Dwight W. GARNER, Chas. W. GARRETT, Thomas L. GARRETT, Christy GENTRY, Edward HALLER, Delbert S. HAMMER, Howard HAMMER, James E. HAMMER, Clifton HAMPSTEN, Louis Ervin HAMPSTEN, Virgil HAMPSTEN, James HANKS, H. Dwight HANNA, Robert D. HANNA, Lewis HAYS, Harve L. HEADLEY, Merle B. HEADLEY, Wesley HEADLEY, Orville E. HEICHER, John Howard HELM, William H. HILL, John HINES, Cecil E. INGRAM, Elwin G. INGRAM, Joseph R. INGRAM, H. Merle JACKSON, Edward JEZEK, Woodrow JOHNSTON, Harold JONES, Charles B. KLINE, Glen LEE, James M. McCARTY, John W. McCULLEY, Charles T. MINER, Raymond A. MOELLER, Arthur MULVANEY, Ralph P. MULVANEY, Warren OSBORNE, Donald D. PARRISH, Oliver Paul PERRY, James W. PIGG, R. Wayne PIGG, Lynn PORTER, Carl E. PURCELL, Merle SCHNEIDER, Xon SCHOOLEY, Charles R. SEE, John F. SEE, John SHAFFER, Leland F. SHORT, Philip E. SHORT, Harold SLANE, Joe SLOVICK, Louie B. SOUTIER, Maxey M. SPENCER, Rolla SULLENS, Sterling J. SULLIVAN, Adolph TOCKSTEIN, Theodore E. TROUT, Duane WALTON, Willard WILEY, Kenneth WILKINSON, Chloris WILLIAMS, Fred WILLIAMS, Glenn R. WILLIAMS, Lyle F. WILLIAMS, Paul L. WRIGHT.

July 16, 1942:

- The MAZANEK No. 2 started drilling Wednesday and they are about 500 feet. The MAZANEK No. 2 is one-half mile east of the MAZANEK No. 1.

- Wm. LUX underwent a tonsil operation Saturday in Salem Memorial Hospital. Dr. HORSMAN was the acting surgeon. "Bill" returned Sunday, expecting to return to work on Wednesday.

- Roy G. DOOLEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleve DOOLEN, residing west of town, has been chosen to attend the Tenth Class of the Calvary Officer Candidate School at Fort Riley, Kansas. Corporal DOOLEN received his basic training here at the nation’s only horse and mechanized training center for calvary men. Upon completion of a 3 month course, Corporal DOOLEN expects to receive the commission of second lieutenant.

- The Paul SEE family are happy over word received last week from Earl; he was in the Pearl Harbor battle, then in a hospital for 17 days and is now able to report himself "safe and well" to home folk. P.F.C. Glenn V. SCHOOLEY, after serving in a Texas camp for 6 months and one in Tennessee for two, is no in the Balloon Barrage Service. He can be addressed at Seattle, Wash. The Roy MILLICANS were entertaining their son Sgt. Ralph MILLICAN, last week. He is in the Field Artillery and has been stationed for sometime at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

- Let’s get in step not the Axis goosestep but the step of free Americans determined to remain free. Not all of us can join the armed forces but all of us can buy Defense Stamps and Bonds. Lots of little amounts make a mighty one. Perhaps you’re tired of hearing about scrap but our country is faced with a serious shortage of many vital materials. There still is some scrap metal and rubber that might be brought in. Lately there’s a call for all waste fats from the glycerine makers. Tin cans in certain localities and salvaged as are silk hose to be reprocessed for the manufacture of light silk spreads for badly wounded or burned soldiers. Let us waste nothing. Store keepers featuring broilers and fryers as a Victory Food special during the period July thru July 225 all cooperating, in the Agricultural Marketing Administration program for making full use of the Nation’s food and preventing waste in supplies that are in abundance. Since we had such large hatchings this spring, an unusually large number of chix will come off the farms as a by-product of pullet production. Consumers will be able to eat one of America’s most delicious food and help conserve pork and other meats urgently needed for our armed forces and Lend-Lease supplies. It should be easy to be patriotic when it means "good old fried chicken".

- The PRUETT Reunion was held July 12 in the Frank McGEE home in Flora. Those in attendance were: Mrs. Blanch PATTERSON and son Ernie USEMAN, Mrs. Mae BREACH, Chicago; Mr. Kleon PRUETT and son, John; Harry PRUETT of Sandford, Ind.; Mrs. Elra READ and daughters, Helen and Hazel of Granite City; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde PRUETT, Kinmundy; Mr. and Mrs. Frank McGEE, Flora.

- The many friends of Charles REESE of Rock Falls, pigeon fancier and member of the racing committee of the Cholena Racing Pigeon Club since it’s organization, will be sorry to learn that he has been forced to give up pigeon racing because of ill health. Mr. REESE has been advised by his physician to avoid all excitement. This year and in past years, Mr. REESE has raised prize birds. They have been winning all the races this year, and heaped honors upon their owner. Mr. REESE expects to maintain his loft and care for his small feathered friends the same as he has in the past.

- In commemoration of little Jimmie ALEXANDER’s birthday, Mr. and Mrs. F.G. ALEXANDER had a wiener roast at their home Thursday evening. Same was to have been given at I.C. Lake, but owing to inclement weather, but they had to change their plans. The following were present: Mr. and Mrs. D.J. ALEXANDER and children, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. HUMPHREY and children of Newton, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. A.J. JACKSON and daughters, Martha and Peggy.

- Anna MARLOW received a message Saturday evening of the death of her brother-in-law, Mr. CUNNINGHAM, who died in the Burnham hospital that evening of a heart ailment. She left Sunday a.m. for Champaign to be with her sisters.

- Mrs. Elizabeth ATKINS returned home Saturday from a visit in Hartford with her daughter, Mrs. J.H. BACKENSTO and family. She was accompanied here by her son, Raymond, of Scott Field. Raymond returned Sunday evening.

- North Fork: Mrs. Icy GARRETT visited with Claude GARRETT and wife Thursday and Friday.

- North Fork: Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and daughter called on Mrs. Carroll GARRETT Saturday afternoon.

- North Fork: Mrs. Jim McNICHOLS spent a few days of last week in the Carroll GARRETT home caring for her new grandson.

- Wilson School: Harold KLEISS went to East St. Louis last Tuesday where he was inducted into the U.S. Army, but returned home on a 14 day furlough.

- East Meadow Branch: Harold ROBB spent Friday and Saturday in Coffeen with his sister, Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER and son.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB spent Sunday afternoon at the Bert GARRETT home, also calling at the Carroll GARRETT home to see the new baby.

- Mr. and Mrs. Wes ROBB called on Marvin HELM and wife Sunday night.

- Prairie Grove: Ralph BOUSMAN and wife attended the funeral of Roy RAVER in Salem Saturday afternoon.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Leonard HEICHER of Washington, D.C. have a 7 lb. son on July 6 named Lester Carl.

July 23, 1942:

- On July 17, W.H. MORGAN passed his 82nd milestone. He had expected to spend a quiet day, as he is still a semi-invalid, but his daughter, Mrs. Paul CURRAN, of Cleveland, Ohio, came accompanied by 5 of her children, and the surprise was perfect. Miss Martha was here from Salem, and Mr. MORGAN had a pleasant day receiving friends, flowers, and cards.

- MAZANEK No. 2 is still drilling, now at the depth of 2060 Wednesday at noon. There has been only a slight showing of oil in the Benoist Sand.

- At a joint meeting of the Boards of Education No. 500 and No. 25, Mr. J. Harley HAYES of Chesterfield, was employed as Superintendent of the local schools for the coming term. He comes well recommended, is about 35 years old, is married, and has 2 small children.

- Harold KLEISS and Harry HEADLEY left Tuesday for East St. Louis where they were inducted into the U.S. Armed Forces.

- Mrs. Flossie COLE, Mrs. Lottie COLE, and Mrs. Nettie GEORGE were in Alma Tuesday afternoon attending Mrs. WRIGHT’s funeral.

- Mr. and Mrs. Tommy ANDERSON of Chicago have an 8 lb. son born July 21. The mother was formerly Miss Martha DAVIS. Mr. and Mrs. Luther DAVIS of Chicago, and Dr. H.L. HANNA of this city are the great-grandparents.

- Mrs. M. EAGAN, aged 63, of Patoka, died at her home Tuesday. She had been ill for the past month from the effect of a stroke. She is survived by 8 sons and 3 daughters. Three of her sons are in the service. She is the mother of Mrs. B.F. LINTON of this city.

- Helen MILLER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. MILLER of this city, is one of the 20 girls or more, all recent home economics course graduates, will be interviewed by the farm editor on KMOX. The girls from 35 states are winners of the Danforth Fellowships and are on to be in St. Louis on their way to American Youth Foundation Leadership Camp at Shelby, Mich.

- Mrs. Wayne JONES and son, Robert Allen, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde PRUETT for a number of weeks before going to Chicago, where they are to make their home, as Lt. JONES has been transferred from Scott Field.

- East Zion (from last week): A large crowd attended the stork shower at the home of Mrs. A.D. NICHOLS for Mrs. Eli GREEN.

- East Zion (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. James BASSETT and daughter, Ruth, spent Sunday in Patoka with Roy JONES and family.

- East Zion (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Ivy LOWE of St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. LOWE and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. Merle JONES and children spent Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. LOWE and helped celebrate Mrs. LOWE’s ??’s birthday.

- Swift (from last week): Jack GARRETT and wife of Michigan called on his aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BASSETT Tuesday evening. He will leave the 21st of July for Army Service.

- Swift (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY and son, Darrell Gene, spent Sunday in Vernon with Thurby MEADOWS and family.

- Pleasant Grove (from last week): Hammie VANDEVEER’s new barn was struck by lightening and burned Wednesday with a loss of hay and farm machinery.

- Mrs. Icy GARRETT returned to her home Monday after spending a few days in Herrin visiting Mr. and Mrs. Carl DUNLAP and daughter.

- Pleasant Grove (from last week): The last W.S.C.S. meeting was held with Mrs. Harriett MILLER on Wednesday afternoon, July 1. Seven members and the following guests were present, Mrs. Emogene ANDERSON and babe, Mrs. Pauline JOINES and son, Mrs. Earnestine CURRY and daughters, Mrs. Maxine BARKSDALE, Mrs. Ruby VANDEVEER, and Ruth Edna SHAFFER. Quilting and working on a quilt top was the work for the afternoon. The Aid will meet this Wednesday afternoon, July 15 with Mrs. Amy SIPES.

- Pleasant Grove (from last week): P.M. ROSE had a sow and 6 shoats killed by lightening.

- Meacham: Earl COURSON died at his home Monday of a heart attack.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Andrew NEAL have a daughter born July 18 named Lois Geneva.

- Mr. and Mrs. J.A. BROOM of Alma, have received word that their eldest son, Charles, has enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve with the rank of Lt. (jg). He is now taking a 2 month course at the Naval Training school, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. Lt. (jg) BROOM graduated from Kinmundy H.S. with the class of ‘27, and from the U. of I. In Electrical Engineering, working with the Florida Power and Light Co. for the past 8 years.

July 30, 1942:

- Paul Lorenzo PERKINS, age 40, was killed Wednesday nite while going thru his performance at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Reunion at Salem. PERKINS performed on the top of a 116 foot flag pole, which is located west of the drinking fountains on the Reunion grounds. The accident happened about 10 p.m. while PERKINS was doing his next to last act on top of the pole. He was standing on his hands moving the flag pole back and forth with great speed in order to keep his balance. It was supposed that a quick strain snapped the pole. The pole broke 10 feet from the top, hurling him to the ground. Eye witnesses who saw PERKINS fall, said he tried in vain to grab the platform which was 16 feet below the top, and also several guy wires which braced the tall pole. PERKINS hit 2 of the wires in his fall and hit facedown at the base. For a while the spectators didn’t know just what had happened, some thinking it was part of the act. Mrs. PERKINS, who is his partner, was on the 100 foot platform when her husband fell. She slowly descended the pole, for she knew just what had happened. He was rushed to the First Aid tent, located on the Reunion grounds, where a pulmotor was used, then later rushed to the Salem Hospital. He died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital at 10:40. PERKINS was the son of Wm. Harry PERKINS, born in Parsons, Kansas, and formerly living in Alma. He has been in show business since he was 12 years old, and was married in 1932.

- Mrs. D.L. ATKINSON, of Farmer City, Ill., Mrs. Irene KIRKPATRICK of Saybrook, Ill., Mrs. Mary MARIFIELD of Bloomington, Mrs. Carl SINGER of Clinton, Junior and Cecil ROBERTS of Perry, Mich., spent Monday at the Chas. ROBB home. Junior will be leaving for camp within a few days.

- Miss Edna FOSTER is employed in St. Louis and started to work Monday.

- Mrs. Daisy MEENELEY received word of the death of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Cora MEENELEY in Champaign. She attended the funeral in Champaign Monday. Burial took place in Salem.

- Miss Leona SPEER has returned home from a summer term of school in Urbana.

- Mrs. Ellis JOHNSON and daughters have gone to Pittsburg, Pa. to join Mr. JOHNSON, who is welding in a defense plant.

- Wm. FURRY is a patient in St. Anthony’s Hospital where he underwent a hernia operation Friday.

- Mrs. Florence CONANT received a telegram from her son, James, in Florida stating he was leaving for an unknown destination. James graduated from Flying School in Texas last month.

- Mrs. Clifford OLDEN is recovering in her home from her recent operation in the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia. Miss Norma GARRETT is staying with Mrs. OLDEN.

- Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER were here Sunday from Coffeen.

- Pvt. Arthur BOYD, of Camp Monmouth, N.J., returned to Camp Saturday after a 7 day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mel BOYD.

- Mrs. Harriet DEVORE celebrated her 90th birthday, July 24, at her home in this city. Open house was held and the day was spent receiving flowers, gifts and cards, and visiting with friends and relatives. She is enjoying excellent health for her years, and is always happy to see and talk to anyone who wants to come see her.

- Mary Etta GREEN JONES, daughter of Phillip and Sarah PETERS GREEN, was born July 27, 1872 in Fayette county, Ill. and died at her home in Foster twp., July 20, 1942. Two daughters were born in this home, Etta and Katie. Katie, who was the wife of the late Samuel HOWELL, died several years ago. On Nov. 5, 1891, she married Thomas M. JONES, and all but 18 months of their married life was spent in the home where she passed away. Their days were busy ones and especially so when 9 sons and 1 daughters were born. The oldest son and baby daughter died in infancy. The sons surviving are: Albert, at home; Milbourn, of St. Louis; Jesse, of Arnold Chapel; Leslie, of Alexandria, S.D.; Noah, of Centralia; Gifford, of Santa Monica, Cal.; Edward, of Lincoln; and Chester, of Lead, S.D. At an early age she joined the North Fork Church. Although her health had been failing for several years, her death came as a shock. On. Nov. 5, 1941, they celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary. A large number of their family was with them to help them celebrate. Besides the husband and sons, she is survived by 6 daughters-in-law, 16 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 4 half-brothers, W.L. GREEN of Kinmundy, Forrest of Calif., Lucian of South Bend, Ind., and Frank of Kinmundy; 4 half-sisters, Bertha, now Mrs. Albert MALINSKY of Kinmundy, Myrtle, now Mrs. Monroe LANSFORD of Arnold Chapel, Mae of Kinmundy, and Annabel of Houston, Texas. One half-brother, Tom GREEN, died several years ago. Services were held at Sandy Branch and interment in Sandy Branch Cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. CURTIS of Arnold Chapel Church.

- The MAZANEK No. 2, located in Section 26 in Foster twp., was pronounced a dry hole Wednesday afternoon by the Texas Oil Co.

- Camp Ground (from last week): The 2 month old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur PITTMAN died Wednesday. Funeral and burial was near Xenia.

- North Fork (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Jack GARRETT returned to Sterling Wednesday after spending a few days with his parents, Bert GARRETT and family.

- North Fork (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB and daughter visited Tuesday with Bert GARRETT and family.

- Swift (from last week): Clyde BASSETT and family called on Mrs. Allie THOMAS Sunday afternoon.

- Swift (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Fred GAMMON were Sunday dinner guests of her parents, Virgil LIVESAY and family.

- Swift (from last week): Mrs. Geo. COLE and Mrs. Fletcher COLE attended the funeral of Mrs. WRIGHT in Alma Tuesday.

- Swift (from last week): T.E. ROBB and family and Clyde BASSETT and family spent Thurs. evening at the Billie MORRIS home.

- Meadow Branch (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Verne SCHOONOVER have a son born at the Salem Hospital Wednesday.

- Pleasant Grove: A large crowd attended the basket dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Halice LEWIS Friday night given for his brother, Jack, who was to leave Saturday for Military Service. A fine supper, ice cream and lemonade were enjoyed.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Pearl ROSE and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph ROSE attended the surprise birthday dinner on the latter’s mother, Mrs. Hattie WEEMS, Sunday.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER and Don, of Coffeen, spent Sunday afternoon with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB.

- Meadow Branch: Robert MARSHALL was inducted in the Army, Saturday morning at East St. Louis. He is at home on 2 weeks furlow and will leave for Scott Field, Aug. 8.

Aug. 6, 1942:

- All Kinmundy citizens are urged to give all their old phonograph records for the salvage campaign. You may turn all of your broken or in shape records to D.J. ALEXANDER at the White Star Service Station. The quota for Kinmundy is 550 old records, and we have until next Saturday to do it in, so let’s do our big, and help the boys in the service.

- Sgt. Dwight HANNA, son of Dr. and Mrs. H.L. HANNA, and Lt. Lera HUFFMAN Army Nurses Corp. of Palestine, Texas were married in Los Cruses, New Mexico at the Melissa Park Methodist Church. They were attended by Diane WATKINS, A.N.C., and Corp. Leo JOYCE. Sgt. HANNA and wife are both stationed at Wm. Beaumont General Hospital at El Paso, Texas.

- A picture was included of Harriett DEVORE who recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

- 27 cars of crude oil, of which of which 26 caught fire, burned Sunday night after they were de-railed of the Illinois Central cutoff from Edgewood to Bluford 10 miles northeast of this city. Railroad officials said the derailment apparently resulted from a broken rail about a mile south of the actual scene of the wreck.

- Miss Pearl ARNOLD of Springfield, and Miss Grace ARNOLD of Cincinnati, Ohio, are here visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan ARNOLD.

- Governor GREEN and Senator BROOKS spoke at the Reunion Wednesday. Both spoke about the war. (Pictures were included.)

- Mrs. Alonzo FRENCH underwent an eye operation, Tuesday, in the Centralia Hospital.

- Shanghi: Mr. and Mrs. Charles FORD, Jr. and children of Alma were callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy HULSEY, Sunday.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY were business visitors in Effingham, Friday.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB and daughter, Judeth Ann, and Mr. and Mrs. R.H. GREEN and son, Keith, visited Sunday afternoon at the Guy ARNOLD home with Mr. and Mrs. Guy ARNOLD and Mr. and Mrs. Arno SMITH and daughter, of Centralia.

- Swift: Mrs. Effie ROBB and daughter, Florence, and the DOOLEN girls of Gary, Ind. visited Sunday afternoon with Claude HANNA and family.

- Swift: Tom GARRETT of Louisana visited Monday afternoon with his aunt, Mrs. Clyde GARRETT.

- A picture of the I.C. Central Oil wreck was included.

- Mr. and Mrs. W.T. WILKINSON and Mr. J. Roy TELFORD of Salem motored to Paxton, Ill. Saturday to attend the funeral of Mrs. WILKINSON’s nephew, Charles A. KENNEDY. Charlie, as he was familiarly known to his friends in Kinmundy, had operated an automobile agency in Paxton for the past 25 years. He died July 29 and was buried in Paxton Cemetery.

- Carl GREEN, son of Wm. GREEN, residing west of this city, was inducted into the Army, Aug. 1, in Butte, Montana, and will be stationed in Salt Lake City, Utah.

- Capt. Eddie WHITE, who is stationed at Wayne Co. Airport, Mich., visited Kinmundy Tuesday. He was formerly our C.I.P.S. Serviceman before being called in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Aug. 13, 1942:

- The PARRILL family reunion was held in Bryan Park, Salem, Aug. 9. Members from 4 different states were present. 17 of the boys are in the service or defense work. 43 were present, and all enjoyed a bountiful dinner, after which a business session was held. Elected were President, Dean PARRILL of Farina; Vice President, S.B. PARRILL of Kinmundy; and Sec’y / Treas., Evangeline PARRILL of Kinmundy.

- Mrs. Fannie K. EAGAN and Miss Evelyn KILLIE received a message yesterday evening saying their aunt, Miss Ella OSBORNE, of Wilmington, Del., had died suddenly. Services will be held Aug. 15 in Farina.

- Kinmundy citizens are urged to turn in all old iron and steel at once for the war effort.

- Teacher’s Certificate Found, Dated 1857: Several rare, old certificates of qualification made out to his father, G.S. LACEY, one of Marion County’s first school teachers, were uncovered recently among the personal effects of L.S. LACEY, who resides in Meacham twp. Unquestionably they are among the oldest documents to be found outside of the public records in Marion county courthouse. One of the certificates dates back to 1857, before the forms were printed. Two years later, however, the certificates were printed, the one owned by Mr. LACEY bearing the credit mark of the "Advocate Print, Salem, Ill." G.S. LACEY taught school in Marion county at intervals for 25 years and was a teacher in Meacham twp. at the time his son was attending school. When LACEY obtained his first certificate, nearly written in longhand, J.P. HUFF was the school commissioner. In those early days Salem was a small, dinky crossroad town and neither Kinmundy or Farina had come into existence. At this time, 1859, the Illinois Central Railroad as under construction, and Kinmundy and Farina did not spring up until this road came thru. Later on, in 1863, the certificates of qualification took on a fancier appearance, were printed in Blue and red ink, script type, with thick, wavy borders. At that time, James McHANEY was school commissioner. Mr. LACEY has several certificates dating from 1857 on up thru the years during which his father served as school teacher. Wording of Certificate: The oldest certificate, dated in 1857, was beautifully written in longhand, was worded as follows: Marion County, Illinois. Sept. 26, 1857. The undersigned, having examined G.S. LACEY and being satisfied that he sustains a good moral character hereby certify that he is qualified properly to teach the following branches, viz., Orthography, reading in English, penmanship, arithmetic, English grammar, modern geography and the history of the United States which certificate is good and valid in said county for 2 years from the date hereof renewable at the option of the school commissioner, or of any 2 members of the board of examiners, by his or their endorsement thereon. Given under our hands. J.P. HUFF, School Commissioner. Attest, M. SCHAEFFER, examiner. Mr. LACEY now resides a half mile east of the old homestead. Born in 1881, he is getting along in years, and his son, Percy LACEY and wife, reside with him.

- Carl DOOLEN, who is stationed at Ft. Lewis, Wash., has had 2 promotions here of late. On July 10, he was made a Staff Sergeant and last week he was made a Sergeant Major.

- Three more boys from this vicinity have been inducted into the armed forces, viz., Zarold L. LEWIS, R.R. 1, Kinmundy; Robert C. MARSHALL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira MARSHALL, of Alma; and Wm. Ralph DAY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight DAY, of Alma. These boys are now at the Reception Center awaiting further orders.

- Prairie Grove: Several from around here spent the day in Farina at the Wm. HOHLT home and helped him celebrate his birthday.

- East Meadow Branch (from last week): Aug. 3 being the birthday of Thurman McCULLEY, several relatives gathered at his home to help him celebrate: Mrs. Lilly McCULLEY, Carol and Billy THOMAS, Mr. and Mrs. A.O. CHARLTON and son, Mrs. Emma SWIFT and son, Mr. and Mrs. Sam LOWE and son, Harmon and Russell LENHART, Dorothy MERCER of Salem, Patricia HERRINGTON and Jimmy FULTON of South Bend, Ind., and P.F.C. John W. McCULLEY of Camp Forrest, Tenn.

- Wilson School (from last week): Pvt. Chas. B. KLINE has returned to Camp Pine, N.Y. after a furlough spent here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester KLINE.

- Wilson School (from last week): Mrs. Victor MERCER is in Salem visiting her husband, who is home from Camp Forrest, Tenn. at the home of his parents.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB and daughter, Judith Ann, were Sunday visitors at the Bert GARRETT home.

- Swift: Mrs. Frank JONES and daughter, Dorothy, Mrs. Emmett GRAY and daughter, Fern, and Mrs. James JONES and son, and Mrs. Billie MORRIS and son, called on Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY Monday afternoon.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Wes ROBB and Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER and son of Coffeen visited Sunday afternoon with Virgil LIVESAY and family.

- Swift: Clyde BASSETT and family visited Sunday afternoon with Clyde GARRETT and family.

- Pleasant Grove: Mrs. Audie SILLS, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Chas. OGREN, called at the Salem Hospital, Saturday, to see her daughter, Mrs. Lester MULVANEY, and new grandson, who was born that morning named Ronald Leroy.

- Meadow Branch: Robt. G. MARSHALL went to Scott Field Saturday morning with 22 other boys and began training. We hope, one day, if it pleases the Master, they will all come back.

Aug. 20, 1942:

- Mr. and Mrs. W.T. WILKINSON of this city celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 16, in their home. Uncle and Aunty "T", as they are better known by their many friends, were married in Salem by Henry FELTMAN in 1882. They first lived on a farm near Young School for the first 17 years of their married life, then moved to their own farm south of Kinmundy, and lived there for 20 years. In 1919, they moved to town and purchased the home in which they now live. Mr. WILKINSON has been a farm all his life, and was a charter member of 2 banks here in Kinmundy. All of Mr. and Mrs. WILKINSON’s children were here to help them enjoy this occasion, viz., Mr. and Mrs. B.E. WILKINSON of Rockford, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. WILKINSON of Centralia, Mr. and Mrs. Roy TELFORD of Salem, Mr. and Mrs. H.B. WILKINSON and family of West Frankfort, Mrs. Joe TELFORD, and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar WILKINSON of Rockford. Dr. Joe TELFORD of Bishop, Cal., and Pvt. Chas. WILKINSON were unable to attend this happy occasion. Mr. and Mrs. WILKINSON have 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Both Mr. and Mrs. WILKINSON are both enjoying a good health. Many friends and relatives called in the afternoon. (A picture of the couple accompanied this article.)

- The Texas Oil Company is again going to make an oil test in Foster twp. This time on the J.E. CONANT farm in Section 25.

- The annual BROWN reunion was held Aug. 16, 1942 in Bryan Memorial Park in Salem with 42 relatives attending. Those attending from Kinmundy were Mr. and Mrs. Harve BRANSON, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd HAMMER, Mr. and Mrs. Francis HAMMER and Barbara Kaye.

- In Memoriam of Charles L. DOOLEN, who died Aug. 16, 1941.

- Catherine TSCHUDI, daughter of Charles and Barbara TSCHUDI, was born on a farm north of Kinmundy, Nov. 4, 1875, and died Aug. 13, 1942 at her home. She united with the Methodist Church as a young girl, later joining the Presbyterian Church. She leaves 2 brothers and 2 sisters, William and Elizabeth TSCHUDI of Monango, N.D., Phoebe ARNOLD of St. Louis, Mo., and Fred of Kinmundy, 3 nieces and 1 nephew, of St. Louis. 5 sisters and 2 brothers preceded her in death. Services were conducted from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Word was received here Tuesday of the death of Mrs. James MORGAN, wife of Dr. James E. MORGAN, of Cleveland, Ohio, which occurred that morning following a Caesarean operation. Mrs. MORGAN was a native of Cleveland, where the services were held and interment made. She is survived by her husband and 3 small children. Dr. MORGAN is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. MORGAN of this city.

- Services for Ray MERCHANT were held at the Renner Funeral Chapel in Urbana. He was 51 years old and is survived by 2 children, Donald, of Calumet City and Mrs. Demova YOUNG of Peoria; his father, John MERCHANT; and a sister, Mrs. Chester MENDENHALL of this city; and a sister of Mrs. Myrtle BROWN of Indiana. Mr. MERCHANT lived here several years ago, but for the last few years in Urbana, being employed in the car shops. Those attending the funeral from here were John MERCHANT, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn WHITE, and Mr. and Mrs. Chester MENDENHALL.

- Thousands of dollars worth of railroad equipment contents of 4 oil tank cars and 1 carload of lumber were lost, 1 man killed and 4 men injured last Sunday morning when an oil and freight trains of the Missouri & Illinois and the Illinois Central Railroad collided head-on 1 mile north of Centralia. Killed instantly was Alva HARGIS, 62, who residence was in Sparta. He had resided in Salem with his brother, W.C. HARGIS, for a year and a half during the oil boom.

- Meacham: Stuart HANKS died Monday at the home of his son, Guy HANKS. He was one of our oldest settlers and highly respected citizens.

- Meacham: Mr. Carl WHITE, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and son, Carl Ford WHITE of Chanute Field called on Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL. They were on their way to attend the White Reunion near Alma.

- East Meadow Branch: Harold ROBB went to St. Louis Friday where he was inducted into the service. On Monday, accompanied by his mother, he went to Coffeen to spend a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER and son.

- Mr. and Mrs. John BROOM of Alma, received word from their son, Dale, that he had been promoted for Corporal. He is serving on foreign soil and works in the supply department for a pursuit group.

- Capt. John BROOM, who has been spending his 10 day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John BROOM of Alma, returned to his duties the first of the week.

- Mr. and Mrs. F.W. KILLIE of Centralia, and Miss Elizabeth of Chicago were dinner guests of the KILLIE sisters Saturday, and attended the funeral of their aunt, Miss Ella OSBORNE in Farina on Saturday.

Aug. 27, 1942:

- Florence DOOLEN, of Kinmundy, First in Marion County to Join the W.A.A.C.: Miss Florence DOOLEN, of this city, daughter of Mrs. Effie Robb is the first Marion County girl to be accepted into the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. Miss DOOLEN made her application in July and he received notice last Sunday to appear in Chicago for her Mental and Physical examinations. There were 55 candidates and only 34 accepted. They included typists, school teachers, librarians and office clerks. On Thursday afternoon at 4 o-clock, they were sworn in and inducted into the WAAC, and told to return home for their orders. Miss DOOLEN expects to be called in two weeks and will report in Des Moines, Ia., where she will take eight weeks of training. From here she will be sent to another station to do stenographic work in an office. Her rating is the same as a private in the regular army, and will be paid $21.00 per month. Most of the candidates from this group were Chicago and suburban ladies. Miss Roses BROWN, of Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County School teacher, was also accepted. Kinmundy is very proud of their boys and girls in the service of our country. There are over 100 boys and two girls, namely, Miss DOOLEN and Miss Grace ARNOLD, who as enlisted as a Red Cross Nurse and is stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., and will see over-sea duty. We hope soon to be able to tell you readers more about Miss ARNOLD. (A picture was included.)

- After a long illness, Frank W. BEAVER, died in his home in Chicago. After studying short hand and typing with George RUTHERFORD, he migrated to Chicago, and was in the Outdoor Sign business for 50 years. He leaves 2 sons, Burdette and Glenn; 3 sisters, Mrs. Catherine MEEKS of San Antonio, Texas; Mrs. Allie YATES of Chicago; and Nell NELSON of Tolono; and several friends, especially in the Eastern Star, he having been Worthy Patron, and his wife, who died several years ago, Worthy Matron.

- The CONANT No. 1, located in Section 25 in Foster twp., is drilling full strength, and they are at a depth of 2050 feet.

- Edward Franklin BOUGHERS, son of John and Sidney BOUGHERS, was born March 7, 1870 in Kinmundy, and died Aug. 21, 1942. On June 19, 1892, he married Sarah Ellen LANSFORD, of Farina. They had 2 daughters, Mrs. Pansy SCHWABE of Effingham, and Mrs. Daisy MENEELY, with whom he made his home. Mr. and Mrs. BOUGHERS had started to Missouri on a visit, and Mr. BOUGHERS suffered a heart attack, and died in the Salem Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. BOUGHERS had quietly celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year. He leaves his wife and 2 daughters; 2 nephews, Ray BOUGHERS of this city, and Cecil PLUE of Salem; 4 nieces, Wilma BOUGHERS of this city, Mrs. McKinley TURNER of Farina; Mrs. James EASTMAN of E. St. Louis, and Mrs. Nora GIBBERT of Texas. A list of those attending the funeral from out-of-town was included.

- The Haverstock Comedians will make their annual visit to our city this week, opening tonight in their big tent in the city park. They will make a 3 day stand, closing Saturday night. This show visits every year and gives us some mighty good plays. We know you will never forget Toby.

- The federal order which had been in effect for the last 7 months, which permitted the drilling one 1 well to every 40 acres has been modified to the drilling of 1 well for every 10 acres.

- Mr. and Mrs. W.S. PRUETT and Miss Helen, Mrs. Stella PRUETT and Mrs. Annie YOUNG attended the wedding of Harold Richard HUGGINS to Miss Virginia OTTWEIN, which took place in the Mt. Vernon Methodist Church in Quincy, Ill. on Aug. 23. A sister of the bride and Carl E. PRUETT acted as attendants. The couple will reside in Rantoul, Ill. where Mr. HUGGINS is an instructor in the flying school.

- Mr. and Mrs. John L. KNIGHT and daughters, moved Monday to Coffeen, where Mr. KNIGHT will teach in the Community High School the coming term.

- Mr. and Mrs. Carl DUNLAP and daughter have returned from Herrin, where they have been living for several weeks. Mr. DUNLAP was employed at the Crab Orchard Defense Plant.

- Mrs. Effie ROBB and daughter, Miss Florence DOOLEN, visited in Salem Sunday at the Glenn ROBB home.

- Miss DAMOSSO of Muddy, Ill. has been employed by our local H.S. Board as Music Teacher for the coming term.

- On Aug. 10, a group of 16 girls met at the home of Miss Katherine WORMLEY and organized a Girl Scout troop. Miss WORMLEY is the leader, and Miss KELL, is the assistant. Officers elected were, Betty HAMMER, Sec.; Marylin MILLER, Treas.; and Helen GEORGE, Reporter.

- The local high school and grade schools will open the fall and winter term on Sept. 1. The grade school teachers have all been hired, but the high school board is still looking for a coach. The teachers for the grades are: 7 & 8, Miss Alice FRENCH; 5 & 6, Mrs. Annie YOUNG; 3 & 4, Miss Hester HEATON; 1 & 2, Mrs. Margaret CHURCH. High School teachers are Supt., J Harley HAYS; Math, J.F. HICKMAN, Latin and History, Miss Virginia KELL; Home Ec. and English, Miss Agnes GRIFFIN; Commercial, W.E. WILLIAMS; Agriculture, Miss Lena DAMOSSO, Music.

- We all read and talk about Victory Gardens, Manuel WELSH, Jr. has been raising food for Victory and when he started digging his potatoes this fall, he found he has grown one in the shape of a ‘V’. You can see this potato at Grissom’s Hardware Store.

- Green Ridge: Several people from this community attended the tent show in Alma Saturday night.

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

- Pleasant Grove: A basket dinner and all day services will be held at the Church Sunday, Aug. 30.

- Swift: Fred GAMMON and wife ate Sunday dinner at the Virgil LIVESAY home.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY and Mrs. Fred GAMMON spent Tuesday in Effingham.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Paul SWIFT and son, and Mrs. Emma SWIFT and Barbara were called to Peoria Wednesday due to the serious illness of Wm. SWIFT who is in the hospital.

Sept. 3, 1942:

- The Texas Oil Company’s CONANT No. 1 was plugged Tuesday of this week in Foster twp. There was too much salt water in the oil to make a good producer. A SNELLING well is now being drilled in Kinmundy twp., and they are now at 1877 feet.

- Mr. and Mrs. Earl LANE were in St. Louis Saturday to be with their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Verl SEE, while their 3 month old daughter was operated for an abdominal tumor. The baby has been in very serious condition for about 3 weeks, having had 3 weeks, having had 3 blood transfusions.

- Mrs. S.A. WHISNANT entertained the following relatives Sunday: Mrs. Ollie BOGAN of Salem; her son, Noah and grandson, Edward, of Argenta. Others present were: Watson HUFF, Ethel FARTHING, Flossie and Ruth HUFF, Mrs. Rose THURMAN of Centralia, and Mrs. Elmer HUFF of Villa Grove. A covered dish luncheon was served. All departed wishing Auntie WHISNANT many more happy birthdays.

- Comdr. Murr E. ARNOLD, former Kimberly, Idaho man, who led an American bomber detail in sinking 3 Japanese aircraft carriers in the battle of Midway. Commander ARNOLD is shown here with his 15 year old daughter, on a recent visit with his father, E.M. ARNOLD of Kimberly. ARNOLD is the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. John HOLT, Mr. and Mrs. Ed JONES, and Mr. J.T. ARNOLD of this city. (A picture accompanied this article.)

- In the Community High school, a total of 161 pupils reported to classes the first day of school.

- Mr. Jess GARRISON of this city attended the funeral of his mother, Mrs. Julia MESSER, in Odin on Sept. 2. She was 75 years old.

- Darrel D. REESE, Harold W. ROBB, and Chester H. HANSON were received in the Reception center in Scott Field on Aug. 28.

- Mrs. Stella LEE received word Wednesday that her brother-in-law, Butch LEE, of Xenia, had died. He was 68 years old. Services were held in Xenia.

- Last Sunday, a group of relatives gathered at the country home of Mr. and Mrs. G. Frank JONES in honor of Miss Nell L. JONES of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Miss Dorthea JONES of Chicago. A large basket dinner was served on the lawn. A list of those attending was included.

- JONES and HOLT Reunions Held Last Sunday: In about the year 1826, John F. HOLT, with his wife, Elizabeth, came by ox cart to Foster township, Illinois, from the state of Georgia. These pioneer people were of the 4 families to settle here, the others were Isaac EAGAN, Hardy Foster and Mose GARRETT. When Mr. HOLT was 42 years old, he died from cholera and his body was carried across the field to a hillside and buried, and this is known today was the HOLT cemetery. On Sunday, August 31, the descendants of the HOLTs gathered in our city park for a reunion, 102 being present. A basket dinner at noon and visiting in the afternoon was enjoyed by everyone. The youngest person present was Linda Lou DePEW, 5 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James DePEW of Vandalia. The oldest, Mrs. Wes (Emma) EAGAN, aged 82 years. Mrs. Ed ZINDEL gave a bib to the baby and a testament to the oldest. (Note: Information in the first paragraph is incorrect. John F. Holt did not come with his wife to Foster Twp. by ox cart., his father, Harmon HOLT, settled in Foster twp.)

- Mrs. Pansy ROEWE of East St. Louis was one of the group of 21 women who successfully passed the mental and physical examinations and were admitted into the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps at Peoria last Friday. She was formerly Miss Pansy CHAPMAN daughter of Mrs. Ella CRAIG, who lived her girlhood life in Kinmundy, graduating from Kinmundy High School with the class of 1920. A few weeks previously, her son, Phillip, was given the oath of the U.S. Navy, and is at present, awaiting further orders.

- Meadow Branch: School commenced Monday in this district with Mrs. Rada CALDWELL as teacher.

- Meadow Branch: Pvt. Harold ROBB and Pvt. Henry WILLIAMS went to Scott Field Thursday morning.

- Camp Ground: Mr. and Mrs. Ace MULVANEY have moved near Salem where they will operate the filling station and fruit stand which is known as Gees Place.

- East Zion: School started at Jones Monday with Mrs. Blanche JONES as teacher.

- East Zion: Miss Ruth BASSETT spent Sunday with Betty JONES.

- Greenridge: Henry WILLIAMS spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Forest WILLIAMS. He is in camp at Scott Field.

- Greenridge: School starts at Greenridge Aug. 31, Miss Myrtle HILL, teacher.

- North Fork: Velma CONANT visited a few days last week with Norma GARRETT.

- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Carroll GARRETT spent Wednesday night with Maggie McNICHOLS who is ill.

- North Fork: Bert GARRETT and family visited Sunday with Clyde BASSETT and family.

- Mr. and Mrs. Dan ARNOLD had several of their children as guests this week, Miss Pearl ARNOLD of Springfield, Frank of Detroit, Mich., D.A. of Camp Polk, La., and Miss Ruby at home.

- Pleasant Grove: Rev. and Mrs. SHARP and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. VALLOW and family, and Misses Helen PRUETT, Nancy LOWE, and Marjorie BAILEY all of Kinmundy attended the basket dinner at Pleasant Grove, Sunday. Annette, Nancy and Marjorie, all sang 2 selections in the afternoon with Mrs. VALLOW at the piano, and the Zion Quartet and Cubbage each gave two numbers with Marjorie KAGY of Zion and Mrs. Melvin MAXEY of Cubbage at the piano. Rev. SHARP gave the address in the afternoon, and Rev. WIGHAM in the morning services.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL called on Mrs. Allie SEE in Kinmundy Tuesday p.m.

- Meacham: In honor of Mrs. Mansford PERRY’s birthday being celebrated at Ivesdale, Rufus ADAMS took his truck accompanied by a load of relatives moved to Ivesdale. Those attending were listed.

- Miss Thelma BAILEY has accepted a position with the school as secretary to Supt. J. Harley HAYES.

- Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo FRENCH and daughter, called on a doctor in Centralia concerning Mrs. FRENCH’s eyes. She underwent an operation for the removal of a cataract on one eyes. She’s doing fine.

- Word was received by Mrs. Margaret O’BRIEN from her brother, Will ROONEY, that his wife died in Chicago Wednesday. Burial in Chicago.

- Miss Lora BALLANCE of Patoka spent the weekend visiting Mrs. Fred GAMMON.

- Several of this year’s graduates are going to go to school this fall: Laura Jean GREEN and Eileen LYONS, Brown’s Business College, Centralia; Donna MAULDING, Carbondale; Barbara MILLER, Business School in Champaign; Opal EAGAN, Beauty Cultural School, Alton.

Sept. 10, 1942:

- The SNELLING No. 1 was pronounced a dry hole and was abandoned last Wednesday morning. It was located in Kinmundy twp. We have received word that there will be a well drilled on the Clyde PERRY farm, located 2 and 1/4 miles north of Kinmundy.

- Word has been received here by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence GRAY of the marriage on Saturday of their nephew, Burdette Gray NEAVILL to Miss Elizabeth L. BARRICK at the Imman Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, Ohio. The bride will continue to teach in the Oberlin, Ohio College. Mr. NEAVILL enlisted in the navy in April, 1942 and is still stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Chicago. The groom will be remembered by many as the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John NEAVILL of Granite City, Ill.

- Word was received Sunday by Albert H. HAMPSTEN, of Omega, that his 17 year old son, Louis Ervin HAMPSTEN, was wounded in action overseas. HAMPSTEN was a private in the United States Marines. We don’t know just where HAMPSTEN was stationed, all Mr. HAMPSTEN knows is that his mail was sent to California. But we all know this, that the "Leather Necks" are doing a good job of mopping up those little men from the rising sun in a certain bunch of islands in the south west Pacific. (The official telegram was also included.)

- Kenneth (Sleepy) WRIGHT, of Alma, was painfully burned on the hands and back by hot water and steam last Friday while painting for the Texas Oil Co., where he is employed. He was rushed to the hospital and is reported resting easy.

- Mrs. Ruth DONNELLY of Olney has been hired as the English teacher at the school.

- Miss Gladys BRADLEY has moved to Cora, Ill., Jackson county where she teach in a rural school named Pleasant Grove.

- Mr. and Mrs. C.B. ROHRBOUGH and daughter, Ruth, Mr. Edwin WORMLEY and daughter, Katherine, L.C. ROHRBOUGH, and daughters, Helen and Elsie of Salem, enjoyed a birthday dinner in Farina Sept. 2, with Mr. and Mrs. James GREEN, honoring the birthdays of James GREEN, C.B. ROHRBOUGH, and Miss Ruth.

- Miss Florence DOOLEN departed Friday for Chicago. From here she will go to Fort Des Moines, Iowa, a member of the W.A.A.C.’s.

- Nancy LOWE left Tuesday for Carbondale where she is enrolled for the winter.

- Mrs. Wm. BAGOTT, of Charleston, will celebrate her 80th birthday Friday in the home of her son, Paul BAGOTT.

- Mr. and Mrs. Dan HEISTAND are the proud parents of a baby girl, born Monday and weighing 9 lbs. She has been given the name of Frances Kay.

- A baby girl named Exie Jean weighing 9 lbs., arrived in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. ARNOLD, of Omega.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB received word from their son, Pvt. Harold ROBB, that he had arrived in San Diego, Cal.

- East Meadow Branch: Harold LEMAY received minor cuts and bruises in a car accident near Alma Saturday night.

- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB called on Mrs. Martha WANTLAND and Dorothy, Monday p.m.

- Wilson School: Mr. and Mrs. Dan HEISTAND had a 9 lb. daughter born Monday. Mrs. Geo. LONG spent Monday with her daughter getting acquainted with her granddaughter.

- Pleasant Grove: Uncle Geo. KNISELEY, who suffered a stroke last Monday, died Sunday at his home in Omega. He was over 78 years old.

- Pleasant Grove: Work has been delayed on Will HEISTAND’s barn when the framework on which they were working collapsed last Monday injuring 3 carpenters, John GARNER of Salem, Alva JET of Odin, and Omar OSBORN of Alma.

- Pleasant Grove: Miss Annabell SQUIBB left Saturday for Washington where she has employment.

- Pleasant Grove: Betty, Mary Joan, Billy, and Frances WANTLAND attended the birthday party for Joan FIELDS Saturday. Dainty refreshments were served by her mother, Mrs. Al FIELDS at her home near Omega.

- Shanghi: Miss Dorothy CHANCE and Marc RUBIN were married at St. Paul Lutheran Church Aug. 31. Attendants were Miss Charlene HULSEY and Clarence RUBIN, brother of the groom. The couple will make their home on the Effie ROBB farm. Mrs. RUBIN taught Shanghi School last year, and has been employed to teach this year. The shower given for them was attended by 40 people.

- Shanghi: Mrs. Clyde BALLANCE and Mrs. Roy HULSEY accompanied by their father, Charlie FORD, were shopping in St. Louis recently.

- Shanghi: Mr. and Mrs. Harry SEMRO of Chicago and Miss Ruth BASSETT were Sunday visitors with Mrs. Cora WILLIAMS.

- Green Ridge: Miss Myrtle HILL and parents made a trip to Louisiana to see their brother and son, Pvt. Wm. HILL, who is in the service.

- Meadow Branch: Wm. McWILLIAMS attended the reunion of the McWILLIAMS family Aug. 23 returning Aug. 24.

- Mr. Mass ARNOLD of Kimberly, Idaho is visiting with his brother, J.T. ARNOLD and the John HOLT family.

- Miss Barbara MILLER left Sunday for Champaign where she will attend business college this winter.

- Mr. and Mrs. Louie SULLENS and son returned home from Kentucky last week, Louie going on to Indianapolis, Ind. on Tuesday where he has employment.

- Robt. PARRISH received a letter from his son, Paul, who is in the Navy. Paul for some time had been reported missing. This is the first time he’s heard from Paul since Sept. 1941.

Sept. 17, 1942:

- A picture of Pvt. Louis Ervin HAMPSTEN of the U.S. Marines was included. He was wounded in action overseas, and is the 17 year old son of Albert H. HAMPSTEN of Omega. There hasn’t been any further word from the War Dept.

- A well is to be drilled on the Susanna JONES’ farm in Meacham twp.

- A number of relatives gathered Sept. 13 in the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. VALLOW to celebrate the 75th birthday of Mrs. VALLOW. A basket dinner was enjoyed at noon. Those present were: A.L. VALLOW, Zelma VALLOW of St. Louis, Emmitt VALLOW of La Juanta, Colo., Miss Matilda MAXWELL, Mrs. Cora WILLIAMS, Mr. and Mrs. Riley WILLIAMS, Mrs. W.B. VALLOW and children, and J.N. VALLOW and family of this city. Afternoon callers were Mr. and Mrs. Thurman ROBB and family, Mr. and Mrs. Guy SHAFFER and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Russell WILLIAMS and children, Mrs. Belle SUTTON and Mrs. Wilfred SNELLING.

- Miss Virginia VERHOEKS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. VERHOEKS, of Kankakee, Ill., and Cpl. Lester C. WILSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester WILSON of Norris City, Ill., were married Aug. 17 in Westminister Presbyterian church at Ontario, Cal. The bride is a graduate of Kankakee High School and Cpl. WILSON, of Norris City High School, and the Boeing School of Aeronautics. The couple will reside in Ontario.

- Master Hubert FOLLOWELL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy FOLLOWELL, is recovering from a broken left arm. Hurbert fell from a trolley made from 1 tree to another.

- Mrs. J. Lem BALLANCE is confined to her bed as the result of a fall off the back porch of her home Saturday. She is suffering from serious bruises and a fractured arm.

- Mr. and Mrs. E.O. GRAY of Salem announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Beulah, to Charles Wm. ANDREWS of Lawrenceville. The date of the wedding was not announced.

- Mr. and Mrs. Ben BUTTS announce the arrival of a baby girl in the Salem Memorial Hospital Sept. 12.

- Sept. 14th being the 80th birthday of Mrs. Martha WANTLAND and the 19th being the 8th birthday of Dannie JOHNSON, Mr. and Mrs. Frank JOHNSON planned the celebration of both on the Sunday before at their home.

- The annual McCARTY Reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jake McCARTY Sunday. A list of those attending was included.

- Mr. and Mrs. Ben BUTTS have a baby girl born in Salem Hospital on Sept. 12.

- Several of our young people have departed this week for school. Kenneth FULFER and Kenneth JACKSON go to the University, Mich., Bob MAHAN and Helen MILLER, U. of I., Bob, a Junior and Helen a Senior, Annette VALLOW, DePaul School of Nursing, St. Louis.

- A family and farewell dinner was given in the C.B. ROHRBOUGH home Sunday for Miss Elsie ROHRBOUGH, who will depart soon for Salt Lake City, Utah. Miss ROHRBOUGH is an English instructor in the University of Utah.

- At their class meetings, the students of the Kinmundy Community High School elected their class officers for the first semester of school. They are:

Senior Class: President, Leona JACKSON; Vice President, Virginia MULVANEY; Sec., Jean VALLOW; Treas., Richard GRAY; Rep., Elsie TOCKSTEIN; Student Council, Harold JONES and Marie KLINE.

Junior Class: Pres., Chas. DOOLEN; V. Pres., Pleasant ROBNETT; Sec., Ruth SHAFFER; Treas., Imogene GENTRY; Student Council, George BARGH and Frances MULVANEY.

Sophomore Class: Pres., Calvin BARBEE; V. Pres., Norma MILLER; Sec., Daisy SPROAT; Treas., Junior GARRETT; Rep., Mary KESSLER; Student Council, John BOUSEMAN and Rojeanne HANNA.

Freshman Class: Pres., Carl VALLOW; V. Pres., Helen ROBB; Sec., Joan ALEXANDER; Treas., Louise GREEN; Reporter, Russell BROWN; Student Council, Joan COLE and Bill LYONS.

- Mr. and Mrs. J.E. WILLIAMS left Tuesday for a week’s visit in Peoria with their children. They will meet their son, Fred, of Selfridge Field, Mich., and enjoy a family reunion. They were accompanied by Mrs. Annabelle WILSON and daughter.

- Colored singers are coming to the Methodist Church Sunday night. The 2 quartets are listened to coast to coast on the radio each Sunday.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Oscar SMITH attended the funeral of his step-brother in Odin, Wednesday.

- In the Zatso column, Uncle Emmitt VALLOW was talked about.

- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Chas. ARNOLD are rejoicing over their new granddaughter, born at the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia Sept. 11. She has been named Judith Louise.

- East Zion: Marvin BASSETT of Fort Bliss, Texas is spending a 15 day furlough with homefolks.

- Meadow Branch: A postal shower was given Mrs. Martha WANTLAND Monday to celebrate her 80th birthday.

- Prairie Grove (from last week): Mrs. Katy MICHAEL left Wednesday for St. Louis to be with her sister, Mrs. Minnie BEIBLE, who was seriously ill. She died Thursday morning. The body was brought to Farina and burial made in Farina Cemetery.

- Prairie Grove (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Glen McCARTY attended the funeral of her aunt, Mrs. Geo. SOMMERS in Urbana Monday.

- Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB spent Saturday and Sunday in Coffeen with Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER and son. Mr. ROBB was in Nokomis also.

- Swift (from last week): Nearly everyone in this vicinity helped Marvin CONANT fill his silo, Tuesday.

- Swift (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Henry WILLIAMS of Alma and Fred GAMMON and wife were dinner guests of Virgil LIVESAY and family, Sunday.

- Greenridge: Pvt. Henry WILLIAMS spent the weekend at the home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Forest WILLIAMS.

- Greenridge: Pvt. Marvin BASSETT spent the past weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim BASSETT.

- Master John MOTCH is suffering from a severe case of poison ivy and is confined to his bed under the doctor’s care.

- Pvt. Alonzo CHURCH returned Sunday to Fort Sheridan after a few days visit with his wife and friends.

Sept. 24, 1942:

- 80 year old Church Bell of the Methodist Turned in to the National Scrap Drive: The old church bell which stood on a concrete base in front of the local Methodist Church, has been turned in for scrap. It was hauled away this past week and weighed 330 lbs., enough metal to do a lot of harm to the axis powers. And we all sincerely hope that it will accomplish it’s purpose. There was a little sentimentality connected with this old relic as it was 80 years old and was the bell which beckoned our early settlers to a house of warship. The first Methodist Church in Kinmundy was erected in 1863, and this bell was placed in the bellfry. In the year of 1892, the bell became cracked and was taken down. It was placed on 4 X 4's behind the church. It was while in this position that our fellow esteems citizen, W.S. PRUETT, says he can remember it best. He was just a mere lad in short pants at the time. And on one particular Sunday morning he and 2 other lads, went to Sunday School early just in order to play with this bell. The three of them tried to lift it and succeeded indoing so to some extent. But the other 2 let loose. The result was that the bell came down and clipped Mr. PRUETT’s index finger off at the first joint. That happened 51 years ago. When the new church was built in 1905, the bell was placed on a concrete base in front and there it stood until this week. Mr. PRUETT is the present President of the Board of Trustees of the Church and it was at his suggestion that the bell be scrapped. And so, you might say, after a period of more than a half century, he got revenge on the old bell.

- Len LEWIN, owner and manager of the Kinmundy Cheese Factory has closed his business for the duration. He with Mrs. LEWIN are enjoying a well earned vacation with his relatives in Wisconsin.

- Mr. and Mrs. Tom BALLANCE of this city celebrated their 37 wedding anniversary last Sunday. Dinner guests were Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BALLANCE and Mr. and Mrs. Dale BALLANCE and children, Mr. and Mrs. Charles FORD, and Mrs. Icy GARRETT.

- Mr. and Mrs. Louie JEZEK and family attended the wedding of their eldest son, Cpl. Ellis JEZEK of Chicago to Miss Martha SAMPLE of Kingman, Kan. The wedding took place in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Francis CAMPTON in St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 6. They were attended by Miss Ann SAMPLE and John JEZEK, brother and sister of the bride and groom. Little Joan JEZEK acted as ring bearer. The couple will lived in Chicago where the groom is in the army in connection with recruiting and induction.

- Mr. and Mrs. Donald MILLER have a 9 3/4 lb. son boy Tuesday named Donald Keith.

- William J. BARBEE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. BARBEE of Kinmundy, who recently enlisted in the Naval service, has been transferred to the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, the "Annapolis of the Air" according to an announcement from the public relations office of that station.

- Miss Rena ORR of Marshall has been employed to teach science in the high school this term.

- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Thurman McCULLEY received word from their son John William last Tuesday that they had reached Ft. Lewis, Wash.

- North Fork: Lyle SWIFT spent Saturday night and Sunday with Junior and Floyd GARRETT.

- North Fork: Carroll GARRETT and family, and Kenneth ROBB, wife and daughter spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT.

- North Fork: Mrs. Carl DUNLAP, Mrs. Icy GARRETT, and Mrs. Louie SULLENS and son visited with Mrs. Orie ATKINS Thursday.

- North Fork: Norma GARRETT spent Wednesday night with Mrs. Clifford OLDEN.

- Pleasant Grove: A large crowd attended the party for Ogie BRANSON Tuesday night. Ogie left Friday for Chicago to take physical exam for the army, then returned home as he was given a 14 day furlough.

Oct. 1, 1942:

- The JONES No. 1 in Meacham twp. was dry and abandoned last Wednesday at the total depth of 2460 feet.

- The Salem Theatre, located in Salem, has been rebuilt and was reopened last Sunday. It will be remembered that this theatre underwent a fire which damaged it considerably but Mr. R.C. CLUSTER, the owner, has put it back just the same as it was before.

- Mr. and Mrs. George NEAVILL were called to St. Louis, Sunday, due to the death of Mr. Frank NEAVILL. His death was caused from a stroke. Services were held in St. Louis.

- Three have enlisted in the U.S. Navy from Marion county: Pearl Emmiet WHITE, 19, of Kinmundy; Frederick Albert HAHN, 21, of Iuka; and Arthur William TREPATZ, 24, of Centralia.

- Mr. and Mrs. Presley SWITZER of Canada celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary last week. Mr. SWITZER is 90 years old and his wife is 89. The were residents of Farina years ago. They are the grandparents of Mrs. Lorentz WORMLEY.

- Wilson School (from last week): George MYERS left Friday for Camp Grant where he entered the Armed Forces.

- Wilson School: Mrs. Nell KLINE spent Thursday with her mother, Mrs. Cal KLINE, it being her 75th birthday. In the afternoon they visited Mrs. Izora PERRY and daughter.

- Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER and son of Coffeen, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. BAGOTT, and Mr. and Mrs. L.J. HAMMER were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Francis HAMMER and daughter.

Oct. 8, 1942:

- The oil interest in Foster twp. is again getting interesting. A well is to be drilled on the O.E. GARRETT farm in section 24. The GARRETT No. 1 is located 3/4 mile north and west of the ROBB No. 1. Further south in Foster twp., the KOTVA No. 1 & 2 are now producing from the Rosiclair sand. The KOTVA No. 3 will be located on the KOTVA farm.

- A son was born Oct. 3 to Mr. and Mrs. Earl PENETON of Indianapolis, named James Marion.

- Mr. and Mrs. Cleve DOOLEN have received word from their son, Carl, who is stationed at Ft. Lewis, Wash., that he has been promoted to Technical Sgt. This is a second grade non-commissioned officer. Three is only 1 more promotion to be made in this branch of service.

- On Oct. 4, 1892, occurred the marriage of Robert GRAY and Miss Malissa BOUGHERS of Kinmundy. They were married by the Justice of the Peace Joe YOUNKIN in Kinmundy. Mr. GRAY went to work on the section for the I.C.R.R. in 1894 and continued in the service until Dec. 15, 1937 when he retired on pension. Mr. GRAY is 69 years old and Mrs. GRAY, 67. They have lived their entire married life in Kinmundy are held in high esteem by everyone that know them. They have 4 boys: Harry of Kinmundy; Don of Vandalia; Laverne of Alma, and Paul of Kinmundy; also 2 little girls dying in infancy, one a twin of Don’s. There are 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. On Oct. 4 a large crowd of relatives and friends gathered in the GRAY home to celebrate. All enjoyed a basket dinner at noon. Those present were: Harry GRAY and family, Laverne GRAY and family, Paul GRAY and family, Mr. and Mrs. Don GRAY, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff BARBEE, Chas. GRAY and family, Ank GRAY, Mr. and Mrs. ANDERSON of Salem, Mrs. Dorcas STEVENSON and children of Odin, Mr. and Mrs. Pete MILLER and Miss Margaret BARBEE. There were also several afternoon callers. (A picture accompanied the article.)

- Noah Jesse ROBNETT, son of Pleasant Harvey and Elizabeth HENLEY ROBNETT, was born near Centralia on Sept. 30, 1857, and died at the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia on Sept. 29, 1942, after several weeks of illness and several years of failing health. He was one of a family of 10 children, 7 boys and 3 girls, all of whom with the father and mother preceded him in death. He lived to a greater age than any other members of his family as he would have attained his 85th year had he lived one more day. In 1881, he was married with Miss Lillie CHALFANT of Kinmundy and they had 2 sons and 1 daughter, 1 son and the daughter passing away during infancy. The remaining son, Pleasant Frank ROBNETT survives him and resides in Kinmundy. The family life was mostly spent on a farm near Kinmundy until after a number of years owing to the failing health of Mrs. ROBNETT, the family moved to the CHALFANT home in Kinmundy wherein resided their sister, Miss Anna CHALFANT here Mrs. ROBNETT died on Jan. 9, 1929. After the death of his wife, Mr. ROBNETT continued to reside here and was cared for by his sister, Miss Anna and his son and wife, until his illness became such that he was moved to Vandalia Hospital. In 1920, he joined the Church of God. He is survived by his son, Pleasant Frank ROBNETT and wife, 4 grandchildren, Pleasant Jr., James, Zola, and Helen ROBNETT, and his sister-in-law, Miss Anna CHALFANT.

- The 47th annual Picnic of former Kinmundians was held on Sept. 19 in Los Angeles, Cal. in McArthur Park. A list of those attending was included.

- The Marion county Farmers Institute will be held in Iuka on Oct. 9 and 10.

- Mr. W.W. LOWE rounded out 42 years of business in Kinmundy when he sold his store to Jesse GEORGE Monday evening. Although the deal had been pending, most everyone was surprised Tuesday morning to see the new proprietor on the job. It was promulgated sometime ago, Mr. LOWE wished to sell his store owing to ill health. And many were afraid someone might purchase the store and move it elsewhere. So everyone was glad to hear that this store is going to stay. Mr. LOWE was our oldest businessman. In 1899, he moved from his farm on North Fork to Kinmundy, and started his business career by clerking in the store of M.A. SONGER. In Oct. 1900, he formed a partnership with Mr. J.T. ARNOLD and purchased his present store from Mr. C.H. HIGBEE. In Feb. 1901, he purchased Mr. ARNOLD’s interest and then, as he says, ‘laid awake for many nights wondering how he was going to meet his bills.’ Mr. LOWE was 80 years old on Nov. 6, and says it’s about time to quit and take life easy if he expects to live another 80 years. We don’t believe Mr.GEORGE needs much of an introduction as he has been a clerk in the MORRIS store for several years. He is young and full of life and we are certain that he will do well in his new undertaking. Congratulations Jesse, and we wish you the best of luck.

- Swift (from last week): Kenneth ROBB and wife and daughter, Judith Ann, visited Sunday with Mack ROBB and wife. Afternoon callers were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas BOONE of Vandalia.

- Swift (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Richard FEATHER and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin CHANDLER of Chicago visited Sunday evening with Elsworth CHANDLER and family.

- Swift (from last week): Mrs. Frank GARRETT and daughter, Donna, and son, Emmett, of Granite City spent Saturday and Sunday with Elsworth CHANDLER and family.

- Swift (from last week): Clyde BASSETT and family were shopping in Salem Saturday.

- Swift (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Francis HAMMER and daughter, Barbara, entertained relatives to a family dinner Sunday. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd HAMMER of Kinmundy, Mr. and Mrs. William BAGOTT of Champaign, and Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER and son, Don, of Coffeen.

- Richard MOTCH has returned home from his work in St. Louis. Richard has enlisted in the Navy and is awaiting his call to report for service.

- Mr. and Mrs. Louie SULLENS and son, Larry, have taken an apartment in Indianapolis where he is employed.

- East Meadow Branch (from last week): Mrs. Esta ROBB was a Salem visitor Saturday afternoon.

- East Meadow Branch (from last week): Thurman ROBB and family called on Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB one evening last week.

- East Zion (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Claude GARRETT, Mrs. Icy GARRETT, and Mr. and Mrs. Guy ARNOLD, Mrs. Helen DONOHO, and Mrs. Rose CALDWELL called Sunday afternoon at the Charles ARNOLD home.

- East Zion (from last week): Mr. Hobart ARNOLD of Illiopolis spent the weekend with his wife.

- East Zion (from last week): Mrs. Elmer FRIZZELL spent a few days last week with Mr. and Mrs. Eli GREEN and helped care for the new girl.

- Swift (from last week): Marvin CONANT and family visited Sunday evening with Clyde BASSETT and family.

- Dr. and Mrs. H.L. HANNA announce the marriage of Mrs. HANNA’s daughter, Miss Velma LONG of Chicago, to P.F.C. Robert D. HANNA of El Paso, Texas, son of Dr. HANNA on Sept. 28 at the Melissa Park Methodist Church at Las Cruces, New Mexico. The attendants were Sgt. and Mrs. Dwight HANNA also of El Paso, brother and sister-in-law of the groom. The groom is stationed at Wm. Beaumont General Hospital for Medical Technicians in Texas.

- Mr. and Mrs. Francis ALEXANDER of Circleville, Ohio have a 6 lb. daughter born Oct. 2 named Amy Lea. This is their first child, but is the 15th grandchild of grandpa and grandma F.G. ALEXANDER.

- Roy DOOLEN is visiting his wife and parents after graduating Oct. 3 from Calvary School in Ft. Riley, Kansas, Oct. 3. He will return to Fort Riley to officers training pool to await assignment.

- Last Thursday, the sisters of Frank HUMPHREY surprised him on his birthday by taking well filled baskets to his home at the noon hour. Besides the sisters, Mesdames Fannie SCHWARTZ of Salem, Margaret GRAMLEY and Anna SCOTT were present to represent her mother, Mrs. Harriett DeVORE who could not attend.

- On Oct. 2 a birthday party was held in Louisville at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry DENNIS honoring Mrs. J.H. NELMS’ 79th birthday with a chicken dinner. Attending were Mrs. Ed COMBS of Springfield, Mrs. Chas. E. SIEMER of Kinmundy, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry DENNIS.

- Several relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil SEE Sunday to help their son, Billy Dean, celebrate his 2nd birthday. It was quite a surprise to Billy Dean as well as his father and mother.

- Dale CONANT wrote a thank-you for those remembering his 17th birthday on Sept. 28.

- Mr. and Mrs. W.R. DOOLEN, Mrs. Floyd CLEM and son accompanied the latter’s son, Bennie, to Effingham last Wednesday where he left by train for St. Louis where he was sworn into the navy on Oct. 3.

Oct. 15, 1942:

- The T.R. BUELL and Paul Dorran KOTVA No. 1 located in Section 36 in Foster twp. are drilling full force now and are at 1400 feet.

- Mrs. Martha CURRY is visiting here with friends. She was called last week to E. St. Louis to attend the funeral of her brother, C.A. TAYLOR. He died of a heart attack.

- Frank HUMPHREY of this city celebrated his 73rd birthday on Sept. 30. The celebration started Tuesday when Mr. and Mrs. Albert MALINSKY and Mr. and Mrs. F.G. ALEXANDER arrived with a big freezer filled with ice cream. On Wednesday, his sisters, Mrs. Anna SCOTT, Mrs. Margaret GRAMLEY and Mrs. Fannie SCHWARTZ arrived with well filled baskets and gifts. Mr. and Mrs. William ALEXANDER of Newton, Iowa arrived Friday. On Sunday there was a potluck dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jed HARPSTER of St. Peter. A list of those attending was included.

- John SEE of the U.S. Navy is visiting his mother, Mrs. Margaret GRAY.

- George TOMLINSON of Salem died Monday night in Alton State Hospital. Mr. TOMLINSON had been ill for several months, but had been in Alton only a short time. The TOMLINSON family moved to Salem 25 years ago and Mr. TOMLINSON operated a tin shop. He is survived by his children and his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth NIRIDER. Services were held in the Hancock Funeral Home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Word was received here Wednesday telling of the death of Mrs. Lena ALLEN on Oct. 6. She was the widow of Jeff ALLEN. Mr. and Mrs. ALLEN lived here until 1933 when they, with Mr. and Mrs. John ALLEN and family moved to Salem, Mo. She was 73 years old. Interment was made in Mo.

- Mr. and Mrs. Chester KLINE received word from their son, Charles, stationed in Nashville, Tenn. stating he has been promoted to a technician 5th class. Charles has been in the army 8 months, and has always done typing.

- Bruce Ellis GEILER, the 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry GEILER, living here was drowned about 12:30 Tuesday. He was rushed to Dr. MILLER’s office, and then to Salem Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Little Bruce, with his mother, had planned on spending the day in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Delmar BUTTS living on the CLINEBELL farm north of town. After dinner Bruce, with some other children, went out in the yard to play. The other children ran pass the well close to the house, but Bruce stayed behind and his mother missed him in about 10 minutes and went to look for him. On reaching the yard Mrs. GEILER noticed the well curb had fallen in, she called for help but only women folk were in the house. At last a neighbor, Bert McGUIRE was found and a rope was tied around his body and he was lowered into the well, where he found the child’s body. Bruce would have been 2 years old on Oct. 16. He is survived by his parents, 2 sisters and a brother, all older. Services are being held at the Church of God with interment in Elder Cemetery.

- North Fork (from last week): Bert GARRETT and family spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Wes ROBB.

- Meacham (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. F.S. HARRIS received a message Sunday stating the death of Mrs. HARRIS’ brother, Damon FINNEY, at Oklahoma.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL called on Mrs. Alice SEE and daughter, Miss Edith, Wednesday.

- Meacham (from last week): Mrs. Annie H. YOUNG accompanied by her sister-in-law of Farina and Mrs. Ira MARSHALL went to Vandalia Friday to meet her son, Charles, who came down from Milwaukee, Wis., with his classmate, Donnie CLARK, in the car of the latter. She was not expecting to see her boy until Christmas but he got a few days furlough and surprised her.

- Miletus (from last week): A list was included of those attending the 4th MULVANEY Reunion which was held at the home of Clarence MULVANEY Sept. 13th. Dinner was served at noon.

- Wilson School (from last week): Word has been received that Geo. MEYER is now stationed at Camp Walters, Texas.

- Mr. and Mrs. Wm. BAGOTT announce the arrival of their great-grandson, Thomas Wm. BAGOTT in Charleston Hospital on Oct. 12. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell BAGOTT.

Oct. 22, 1942:

- Paul PARRISH, third class petty officer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob PARRISH, living north of Kinmundy is home visiting his parents for the first time in 2 years. Paul enlisted in the Navy on July 9, 1940, trained at Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois, was sent to California, and from there went to sea. He studied to be a baker first, and later took up cooking and at the present is following his trade. When asked if he could cook, he replied, "Well all of the boys on board and the officers don’t say anything about it so I guess they all like my cooking." It was unofficially reported that Paul was at Pearl Harbor and was missing after the Japs attacked Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7. His parents didn’t receive any word from Paul from Sept. 1941 until Sept. 1942, thus some of the citizens did believe that Paul was missing, no one knowing any different till word was received from Paul this Sept. Paul was on board ship in the Philippine area and was asleep in his bunk, like many of his ship mates, when the general alarm was sounded, and all were up and dressed, and at their battle stations in a very few minutes. The skipper reported that Pearl Harbor had been attacked by the Japs. This was about 4:10 in the morning, Dec. 8, which was Sunday evening here in the States. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, they stayed only 1 day in port in the Philippines, then on the second day, they set out for sea to make contact with the enemy. The boys didn’t have to wait long for action, for soon after they were at sea, they were attacked and bombed by the Japs, but Paul said, "Those Japs couldn’t hit a thing." For a week straight after they had set sail for the high seas, they didn’t even leave their battle stations to eat or sleep. Their food was all brought to them. Off and on they were in contact with the enemy. To date Paul has traveled 27,000 miles in the Pacific war zone. Paul will be glad when he can get back and get into the fight again, but sure is glad to be home for awhile. Paul’s personal opinion is that the Japs have gone as far as they are going and now have started back to Japan.

- The first annual meeting of the Kinmundy Fox and Coon Hunter’s Ass’n, which was held from Monday to Wednesday was a great success. From all over the county and some out of the county came and brought their hounds. There was a speaker, and then a bench show. The first class, the Derby Dogs, both 1st and 2nd, were won by Roy WHITNEY of Xenia, and 3rd prize went to a dog owned by J.V. CAMP of Salem. In the Old age Dog Class, 1st prize was taken by Big Warrior, owned by Pearl EASLY of Salem, 2nd Ketchet owned by Virgil LIVESAY of Kinmundy, and 3rd went to Lady owned by T.E. ROBB of Kinmundy.

- Mr. and Mrs. M.R. SPENCER received word that their son, Maxey, has been promoted to corporal in the Army Air Corps. He has been stationed at Moody Field, Georgia, since his graduation as a mechanic from the Air Corps Technical School, Kessler Field, Miss.

- Lyda Madora ORGAN, youngest daughter of William ORGAN and Mary HEADLEY ORGAN was born April 1, 1867, and died at her home in Tonti twp. on Oct. 8, 1942. Services were held in the Hancock Funeral Home with interment in Sandy Branch Cemetery. She was 1 of 13 children, 10 boys and 3 girls. Those surviving her are Elmer of Tonti, Henry of Salem, and Mrs. Rose MARSHALL, southwest of Kinmundy.

- Mr. and Mrs. W.T. WILKINSON of this city received word last week that their grandson, Chas. WILKINSON, of West Frankfort, has been moved from his camp in Calif. to an officers training school in Georgia.

- George MILLER, linotype operator, and Guin VALLOW, printer of the Kinmundy Express Staff, both took their first exam for the army the first of this week. Both boys have tried to enlist in the Navy Reserve, but were turned down.

- Mr. and Mrs. Earl YUND of Iola have a son born Oct. 17 named Ronald Keith. Mr. YUND is principal of Iola School.

- The BUELL and Dora KOTVA No. 1 well has been pronounced a dry hole at a depth of 2145 feet.

- Swift (from last week): A birthday dinner was held Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Virgil LIVESAY home celebrating Mrs. Gladys CHANDLER’s and Mrs. F. GAMMON’s birthdays. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Elsworth CHANDLER and daughter, Wanza, Mr. and Mrs. Fred GAMMON of Kinmundy, and Emmett GARRETT of Granite City, Mr. and Mrs. Harry WAINSCOTT, _______________???

- Swift (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Mack ROBB, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB and daughter, Judith Ann spent the weekend in Villa Grove with Elsworth HARVEY and family.

- Swift (from last week): Clyde BASSETT and family visited Sunday evening at the Billie MORRIS home.

- Meadow Branch (from last week): Sunday night as Mrs. Wm. SADLER and her daughters with their boy friends were going to Salem, they had an auto accident. Mrs. SADLER was taken to the hospital where she will remain several days. The girls were not seriously hurt.

- East Zion (from last week): Cpt. Louie SOUTIER came home Monday from Texas on a 10 day furlough with his parents and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall SOUTIER and daughter, Kathryn.

- East Zion (from last week): Mrs. A.D. NICHOLS, Mrs. D. HEADLEY, and Mrs. Roy DOOLEN took the latter’s husband, Lt. Roy DOOLEN, to St. Louis to the train Monday where he left for Ft. Riley, Kansas after spending his 10 day furlough here.

- East Zion (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Edwin ARNOLD of Patoka, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus ARNOLD and son, Mac, Mr. and Mrs. Carl ARNOLD, Mr. and Mrs. Harry NATTIER and daughter, Agnes Mae, Luther CALDWELL, and Maggie NICHOLS spent Sunday in Maroa with Mr. and Mrs. Donald ARNOLD and sons.

- North Fork (from last week): Mrs. Elizabeth ATKINS visited over the weekend with the Bert GARRETT, Orie ATKINS, and Clyde GARRETT families.

- North Fork (from last week): Orie ATKINS and wife spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Icy GARRETT.

- Meadow Branch (from last week): Miss Dora ORGAN died a week ago Saturday, and burial was made in Sandy Branch Cemetery. She was born and raised in this neighborhood at her home near Mt. Moriah, leaving 2 brothers, Henry and Elmer, and 1 sister, Mrs. Rose MARSHALL.

- Green Ridge (from last week): The Pie Supper at Green Ridge was a great success. The school cleared $42.20. Miss Nelda THOMAS received a cake for the most popular young lady.

- Pictures of the pie supper at Greenridge School, west of Kinmundy, were printed, which included Miss Myrtle HILL, instructor of the school; Miss Nelda THOMAS, Miss Rojeanne HANNA, Miss Elsie TOCKSTEIN, Miss Bessie THOMAS, Miss Evelyn WARREN, and Miss Virginia MULVANEY, and Frank CALDWELL, and W.L. GREEN. An article was also included about how the pies which are baked by the young maidens, are auctioned at the suppers.

- East Meadow Branch (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT, Norma, Wanda, and Floyd spent a Sunday recently at the W.F. ROBB home.

- Meacham: Mrs. Hugh COPPLE and daughter departed for Chicago where Mr. COPPLE has employment.

- Pleasant Grove (from last week): James SIPES has enlisted in the Air Corp and will later take his training at the Salem Airport.

- Mr. and Mrs. Fred GAMMON, Miss Mildred JONES, and Guin VALLOW enjoyed a trip thru Indiana and Kentucky Sunday.

Oct. 29, 1942:

- A Revival at the Methodist Church continues in it’s second week.

- The Christian Church will hold it’s Homecoming and Rally Nov. 1.

- Mr. and Mrs. Paul GRAY announce the arrival of a baby boy Thursday. They now have a family of 2 boys and 2 girls.

- A picture was included of E.W. DOOLEN, O.A. JAMES, and F.G. ALEXANDER as E.W. DOOLEN was being presented with a 50 year pin by the Lodge A.F. & A.M.

- Kate Myrtle ELDER LARKIN LOCKWOOD, daughter of John B. and Bridget ELDER, was born in Omega twp. on June 4, 1862, and died at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago on Oct. 24, 1942. She was a graduate of one of the first classes of Kinmundy High School. She married Walter LARKIN in 1888, who died in 1902, and they had 2 children, Charles Elder and Georgie Emmons. In 1910 she married George LOCKWOOD, who died in 1933. Surviving are her daughter and son, a sister Mary MANUEL and brother, George ELDER; her grandchildren, Arthur LARKIN and Jean SMITH. For a good many years she spent her summers in New Hampshire and winters in Florida. Services were conducted from the home of her brother, Geo. ELDER, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Mrs. Idela KAGY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Westly COCKRELL, was born Dec. 8, 1864 in Meacham twp., and died at her home in Meacham twp. on Oct. 23, 1942. She married Frank KAGY, Nov. 4, 1884, and they had 8 children, 3 dying in early childhood. Those living are: Mrs. Mary SHAFER of Olney, Rudolph KAGY of the Merchant Marine on the Pacific Coast, Mr. Charles KAGY of Monroe, Wis., Mrs. William SLANE and James KAGY, both of Meacham, also 10 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Her entire life was spent in Meacham, except for a few years, she lived with an aunt Mrs. Margarete LAWILL in Kinmundy. She was a member of the Community Birthday Circle. Services were held from Linton Funeral Home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Mrs. W.F. ROBB was hostess to the Loyal Neighbors last Friday with all the members present except three. Tacking rug rags was the work of the day. A delicious dinner was served at the noon hour and later in the day the Sunshine Box was enjoyed by all. The next meeting will be Nov. 6th with Mrs. Ren WAINSCOTT.

- Thirteen U.S. Navy blue jackets successfully completed their course of instruction as parachute riggers when they made free fall parachute jumps from a Navy transport plane at the U.S. Naval Air Station here today. "Bailing out" from 2000 feet, each man using a chute he had examined and packed constituted the final examination. Joe A. BORING of Kinmundy was among those making the jump.

- The Allen School south of Kinmundy was seriously threatened by fire late Wednesday, when a field east of the school house caught fire and with the wind behind, burned toward the school. The teacher saw that the fire was getting close to the school and took the children out and to their homes. The Kinmundy Fire Dept. was called to the scene of the grass fire and with the help of several men and neighbors, were able to throw enough water on the School house and on the grass around the school to keep the fire from doing any harm when it reached the school. The fire was the second serious grass fire near Kinmundy in the past 2 weeks. The other fire was north of Kinmundy on the O. GORDON farm.

- Green Ridge: Pvt. Adolph TOCKSTEIN, who has spent the past week with his parents, has returned to Kansas.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Francis HAMMER and daughter, Barbara Kay, spent Sunday in Coffeen with Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER and son.

- Swift: Virgil LIVESAY and family spent Sunday in Kinmundy with Mr. and Mrs. Fred GAMMON.

- Swift: Frank GARRETT and family of Granite City spent the weekend here with Elsworth CHANDLER and family.

- Meacham: Mrs. Dora HEICHER called on Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL Tuesday afternoon.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Paul SHORT of Chicago called at the Claude HIESTAND home one day last week. Mr. and Mrs. SHORT are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy SHORT of near Alma until called for Army duty. Paul has enlisted in the Coast Guard.

- Wilson: Marion SHUFELDT and family were entertained to supper on Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert ANDERSON in honor of the 19th birthday of their son, Kenneth SHUFELDT.

- Richard MOTCH left for Naval training station at the Great Lakes, Ill. Sunday.

Nov. 5, 1942:

- In the election Tuesday, quite a large vote was cast even though it was an "off year" election, and the entire Republican state ticket was elected (Brooks as Senator; and Vursell as Congressman from this district was victorious over his opponent, Laurence ARNOLD, our present Congressman, who was seeking reelection), and in the county the entire Democratic ticket was elected except for County Judge. O.L. HAWKINS was reelected County Clerk; Homer LEWELLEN was elected Sheriff; Norman HANES won Treasurer; and Paul CHANCE was reelected Supt. of Schools.

- A "brand spanking" new Major was added to the ranks of Army Officers Oct. 14, when Captain John A. BROOM, Jr., was notified of his promotion. The son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. BROOM, Sr. of Alma, he was born there on Sept. 4, 1911. After graduation from Kinmundy High School, he matriculated at the University of Illinois, graduating from the School of Business Administration in 1932 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He returned for 1933 for a year of law to polish off his business course. While at the University he was active in Athletics and R.O.T.C. playing 2 years of varsity football, and one year of soccer. After leaving school he obtained a position as Sales Promotion and Advertising Manager for B.F. Goodrich Co., which he held for 2 years, then accepted a district salesmanship for S.B. McMaster Tire Co. in Columbia, S.C., then he became District Sales Rep. For Fruehauf Trailor Co. with headquarters at Columbia. S.C., holding this position until he acceptance of active duty in the Army in 1940. Major Broom was commissioned Second Lieutenant only 4 days after reaching voting age. Service to one’s country seems an inherit trait of the BROOM family with he as a Major; his brother, Charles, as a Lt., stationed at Portsmouth Naval Station; Dale, another brother, Corporal, somewhere in India; brother, Ernest, waiting to be called by the Navy; and even his youngest brother, Howard, still in high school, still in high school, just receiving his appointment to next year’s class at West Point. (More information was included on BROOM’s job history, and Army career.)

- Kathryn MARSHALL and Walter TAYLOR of Chicago were married Oct. 31, 1942 at the Thorndike Hilton Chapel at the University of Chicago. Mr. TAYLOR is a graduate of the University of Montana, and has had graduate work at the University of Chicago. He is a research chemist from Lever Bros. Mrs. TAYLOR is a Secretary to the registrar of the Central Y.M.C.A. College and is also attending classes part time. Mr. and Mrs. TAYLOR plan to make their home in Chicago. Mrs. Ira MARSHALL, mother of the bride, and Mrs. Chas. PIERSTORFF, formerly Ruth MARSHALL, sister, from Lexington, Ky., were in Chicago to attend the wedding.

- Junior GORDON and Dick JONES were the guests of honor at a wiener roast given in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Art HONHE on Oct. 26. These boys are now in the Army Air Corps somewhere in Texas. On Tuesday night the boys attended a party in Farina in the Dan WADE home. Many of the boys friends attended both parties.

- Lenly Duane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lenly WHITECOTTON, was born in Oklahoma City, Okla. on March 15, 1941, and died in the Salem Hospital on Oct. 28, 1942. Duane, with his mother, had come from Redondo Beach, Cal. to visit her parents and other relatives. While here, he became seriously ill. He leaves his parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Avery BOUGHERS of Salem; Mrs. Bertha WHITECOTTON of Torrance, Calif.; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse HOYT of Kinmundy; Mrs. Nancy HOWARD of Lomita, Calif.; 7 uncles; 12 aunts, several great-uncles and great-aunts. Services were conducted from the Methodist Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- The following were winners at the Halloween Parade:

Gypsy: 1st, Lela M. DOOLEN; 2nd, Mildred BAILEY.

Witch: 1st, Joyce McHATTON; 2nd, Patty J. GRAY.

Red Riding Hood: 1st, Shirley JASPER; 2nd, Grace BEAR.

Little Boy Blue: 1st, Helen BASSETT.

Scarecrow: 1st, Xon HANNA; 2nd, Billy VALLOW.

Little Bo Peep: 1st, Jim ALEXANDER; 2nd, Marilyn MILLER.

Aunt Jemima: 1st, Shirley GRAY; 2nd, Andy BORING.

Red Cross Nurse: 1st, Alice ZIMMER.

Hillbilly: 1st, Lois MARTIN; 2nd, Lois SHAFFER.

Old Dutch Cleanser: 1st, Donna SCHOOLEY; 2nd, Evelyn BASSETT.

Ghost:1st, Kenneth JASPER; 2nd, Chas. WHITE.

Aged Couple: 1st, June LEE and Zola BARBEE; 2nd, Bonnie JONES and Loretta HOYT.

Clown: 1st, Billy R. WILLIAMS; 2nd, Paul WEST.

Chinaman: 1st, Norman HAYES; 2nd, Harriet ALLEN.

Black Cat: 1st, Johnny JOHNSON; 2nd, Billie BOYD.

Farmer and Wife: 1st, Jean ALEXANDER and Helen FEATHER; 2nd, Marie and Lillie BAILEY.

- Three weeks ago Pvt. John W. McCULLEY was advanced to the rank of Corporal and is now stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash.

- At the moment there are 2 wells being drilled, the GARRETT No. 1 in Foster twp.; and the FELLER No. 1 being drilled in Meacham twp.

- To the Citizens of Kinmundy and this Vicinity: I am thanking you all for your kindness and courtesy. I have enjoyed my 2 weeks here more than anywhere else I have ever been. I feel now, I have more to go back and fight for than before. I have been in several other countries since I joined the Navy. I have found no place as good as the U.S.A. We all have our ups and downs in life. We think we are having it tough some times. But, we are living in Paradise and don’t know it. I want you to know that I am willing to sacrifice my life to know that my younger brothers and sisters and your children can go on living in a quiet, peaceful and God-loving country that you and I have lived in all our lives. Paul PARRISH.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL called on Mrs. Alice SEE and her daughter, Mrs. F.C. LAMERSERK and son, Jimmy, of St. Louis, Saturday.

- Meacham: Mrs. Hugh LACEY departed for California Monday to be near her husband, who is in Camp there, and visited her brother, who has employment there.

- North Fork: Pvt. Wesley HEADLEY of New Jersey is visiting his parents, N.M. HEADLEY and wife.

- North Fork: Norma GARRETT spent Monday night with Mrs. Clifford OLDEN.

- North Fork: Bert and Carroll GARRETT helped Clyde GARRETT butcher Wednesday.

- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY and Kenneth ROBB and family visited with Bert GARRETT and family, Sunday.

- Greenridge: Pvt. Clyde THOMAS of Salem spent the weekend with his parents.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Elsworth CHANDLER and daughter spent Saturday in Granite City with Frank GARRETT and wife.

- E.O. ZIMMER attended the annual reunion of the 326th Machine Gun Bat. of which he was a member in W.W.I. in Salem Sunday afternoon.

Nov. 12, 1942:

- Andy I. EAGAN, son of Wm. and Martha HOLT EAGAN was born in Foster twp. on July 9, 1862, and died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John WILSON, Nov. 3, 1942. He was one of a family of 11 children, namely: John, Catherine, Mary, Harrison, Arvilla, William, Elizabeth, Jonus Wesley, Samuel and Erasmus. All have preceded him in death, but 1 brother, Samuel, of San Bernadino, Calif. Uncle Andy, as he was called by many, lived a full life and was a very honest and upright citizen. For many years he owned and operated a store at Lester. For the last few years he made his home with his niece and husband, Mr. and Mrs. John WILSON. He spent a few months this summer in the home of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma EAGAN, and daughter, Pearle. His health had been failing for several months, but his illness was only weeks duration. He attended Church at Arnold Chapel many years, and was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Vernon, Ill. Besides the brother he leaves 2 sisters-in-law, Mrs. Mag EAGAN and Mrs. Emma EAGAN, and several nieces and nephews. Services were held from Arnold Chapel with interment in Holt Cemetery.

- Joseph BARBEE who has been confined to his bed for the past 2 years with illness, suffered a paraletic stroke recently.

- Edith Louise, the 2 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli GREEN, living west of town on the Patoka gravel road passed away suddenly last Thursday in Centralia at the office of Dr. KISSEL. The baby had not been well for a few days and been taken to the doctor by her mother.

- Mr. and Mrs. James GREEN of Farina have a daughter, Miss Ruth Ann, born in the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia. She weighs 6 lbs. and looks like her daddy. The fond granddaddy, C.B. ROHRBOUGH, knows she is his favorite grandchild. Congratulations Anna Virginia and Jim.

- Mr. and Mrs. Pat JAMES reported a fire at their home Wednesday morning. They were eating breakfast and noticed the stove pipe in the dining room getting hot and then they discovered the fire. They extinguished the blaze themselves, but report quite a bit of damage to the walls and floor.

- Mrs. Paulene JOHNSON received word Monday that her brother-in-law, Bluford JOHNSON, died Monday from a heart attack in his home in Kansas City, Kansas.

- Mr. and Mrs. John BORING have received word from their son, Joe, stating that he has been promoted to instructor in the Parachute Bigging Corps in the U.S. Navy. Joe is stationed at Corpus Christi, Texas.

- John BORING, Jr., baker third class, was home this week visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John BORING.

- Pvt. Frank BOYD of Camp Campbell, Tenn. visited with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mel BOYD.

- Richard HAMPSTEN and wife visited with Uncle O.E. CORRELL and family Tuesday. Richard has been inducted into the army and was making a farewell visit before leaving for Camp Grant on Wednesday. He is the son of Albert HAMPSTEN of near Omega. This is the 3rd son that Mr. HAMPSTEN has given to Uncle Sam.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB spent Sunday in Coffeen with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER and son.

- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB attended club, Friday, at the home of Mrs. Cella WAINSCOTT.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB received word from their son, Pvt. Harold ROBB, that he was being transferred from Camp Callan, near San Diego to Los Angeles, Cal., where he will take a course in the Nat’l School of Radio.

- Wilson: Mr. and Mrs. Chester KLINE and daughter, Marie, visited their son and brother, Charles, who is now stationed near Nashville on maneuvers.

- Wilson: Eura SHUFELDT and family spent Sunday p.m. at the Ira SHAFFER home celebrating with a supper in honor of Ira’s birthday.

- Miletus: Mrs. Eura KRUTSINGER gave the Express her son’s address to publish for people to write to him. He is stationed at Camp Adair, Ore.

- Meacham: Nov. 8th was the 84th birthday of Mrs. Belle SCHERMERHORN. She lives at Ridgefarm, Ill., and for several years she the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, 1 brother and 2 sisters have been going to the home of her son, Ernest, to help her celebrate, and observe wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John BROOM of Alma. This year several of the grandchildren could not be present on account of the war and other reasons. But those who were able to be present, enjoyed a fine dinner and the 2 cakes presented to her by Mrs. John BROOM and Mrs. Ernest SCHERMERHORN. Her daughter, Mae, called her on the telephone in the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. John BROOM, and children of Alma, Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON, and Miss Anna DILLON of Kinmundy, and Mrs. Jessie BROOM were present from here.

- Meacham: Harry KIRKWOOD of Aurora, Ill. died at the home of Mrs. Mae GARNER about 4 weeks ago. He lived here for a great many years.

- Meadow Branch: Pvt. Wm. McWILLIAMS is stationed at Camp Grant.

- Bennie DOOLEN left Wednesday after spending a week with his parents and friends. He is stationed at Great Lakes, Ill.

Nov. 19, 1942:

- Guin VALLOW, our printer and staff photographer, has been notified that his photo, "Second Trick", was one of the prize winners in the 1942 Popular Photographer magazine contest. The prize winning picture was taken last July at about 10:30 p.m. of R.C. MAULDING, second trick operator at the I.C. tower. The picture is of Mr. MAULDING setting at his desk sending by telegraph to the dispatcher a train consist. Guin has been taking pictures steadily now for 5 years, and half this time has been developing his negatives and prints. He has a dark room in his grandmother’s cellar, and has a homemade enlarger, which he and Carl DUNLAP made last spring, costing approximately $5.00 to make.

- A serious grass fire, which started at the JACK place in Kinmundy twp., swept across miles of Meacham twp. Thursday doing a lot of damage. The fire was helped by a strong south wind. The fire was fought for several hours by the citizens of that township. The Kinmundy fire dept. was called to the scene, but due to the lack of water they were unable to do much to stop the fire. In the fire, Miss Florence STORRS lost a large pile of hedge posts, and Lowell REESE lost 7 stacks of bean hay. The fire then burned to the F.M. REESE farm, and was finally stopped by plowing and backfiring.

- In honor of the Silver Wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Chester KLINE, their daughter, Frances, planned a very pleasant surprise for them on Nov. 15 at the noon hour. Relatives and friends gathered with baskets laden with all kinds of good food. Mrs. KLINE had prepared a turkey dinner to help celebrate the homecoming of their son, Charles KLINE, who arrived on Saturday, so when that dinner was combined with all the other good food, the table was a beautiful and most tempting sight to behold. After dinner, Guin VALLOW arrived to take several pictures. A list of those attending was included.

- GARRETT No. 1 in Foster twp. and FELLER No. 1 in Meacham twp. have both been declared dry holes.

- Mrs. Paulene JOHNSON received word from her son, Neil, who is in Camp in N.C. that he was promoted Nov. 7 to P.F.C. Hurry up Neil and get those other 20 stripes.

- We have word from Ft. Sheridan that Harold R. SLANE has been promoted to Technician 4th grade.

- Elden H. COLEMAN of Pana, Ill. died at home Nov. 13. He was born Nov. 11, 1877, his early life being spent in Kinmundy. He is survived by his wife, 2 daughters, grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. Anna Lou MUNSON, and Miss Olive COLEMAN of Pana; 1 brother, Frank COLEMAN of Hagerstown, Md. Mr. COLEMAN was a Spanish American War Vet. He made occasional visits back to Kinmundy. Services were held at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home with interment in Linwood Cemetery in Pana.

- Mrs. Rudolph SMITH of Farina died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernie WALTERS. Services were held in the SMITH home Tuesday. She is survived by 3 children, and is a sister of Mrs. Hattie COCKRELL of this city.

- Col Paul ARMSTRONG, Director of the Selective Service, has advised unemployed wives of registrants to begin preparation for jobs in industry because of the imminent induction of married men with wives only. Last week he announced that married men with wives only would be called for services, commencing Dec. 15, regardless of the date of marriage. "A registrant will not be deferred", Col. ARMSTRONG said, "merely because his wife is not working. Today there is virtually no scarcity of work. In fact, there is a definite shortage of people available to fill the needs of our war industries."

- Mrs. Jennie MAHAN, one of Kinmundy’s oldest residents, died in her home here Wednesday. She had been confined to bed for the past 14 months.

- The King and Queen of the high school carnival were the Junior candidates, Kenneth PIGG and Kathleen BROWN.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Glenn BRASEL of Hoopeston, Ill., and Mrs. Alice SEE of Kinmundy called on Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL Sunday morning.

- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. James BASSETT and daughter, Ruth, spent Sunday afternoon at the Homer OSBORNE home.

- Swift: Marvin CONANT and family attended a family dinner near Zion Sunday at the Tack GREEN home celebrating Marvin’s and Mr. GREEN’s birthday.

- Pleasant Grove: Tom BEASLEY and family, who lived on the late Clabe SIPES farm, left Thursday for Arkansas to make their home. The BEASELEY family previously lived in Arkansas.

- Wilson School: Mr. and Mrs. Pete BURKE and family of Chicago spent the weekend here with her sister, Mrs. Chester KLINE, and helped them celebrate their Silver Wedding Anniversary.

- North Fork: Pvt. Raymond MOELLER of Miss. spent a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed MOELLER.

- North Fork: Bert GARRETT and wife and Mr. and Mrs. Carroll GARRETT were in St. Louis, Thursday.

- North Fork: Carroll GARRETT and family and Mrs. Kenneth ROBB and daughter spent Sunday with Bert GARRETT and family.

- North Fork: Miss Mildred and Leta ATKINS spent last week with Mrs. Icy GARRETT.

- Prairie Grove: The Kinmundy and Farina fire departments were called to the vicinity Thursday to a field fire covering between 500-600 acres. A field of corn burned for Glen McCARTY and several hay stacks of Lowell REESE burned.

- Miletus: Several of the lads from this vicinity attended the charivari of Harold LANE and wife, given at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John HANKE, Saturday night.

- Mrs. Mattie DOWNS received word that her son, Tracey, has been inducted in the army, and is now at Camp McCoy, Wis. Mrs. DOWNS had 4 sons in World War I.

- Mr. and Mrs. Ellis JOHNSON and daughters, Betty and Doris, have returned from Penn. where Mr. JOHNSON has employment. Mrs. JOHNSON and daughters will remain here while Mr. JOHNSON will work in Wood River, Ill.

Nov. 26, 1942:

- Mr. and Mrs. G.F. JONES, living north and west of Kinmundy, celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary Nov. 23, when a surprise chilie supper was given at their home in their honor. Mr. and Mrs. JONES were married Nov. 23, 1905, by the late John BALLANCE, in the Bride’s home. Guests of the evening were Mr. and Mrs. Dale BALLANCE and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leland BRASEL, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BALLANCE, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY and son, Mr. and Mrs. James JONES and son, Mr. and Mrs. Mark RUBEN, Mr. and Mrs. Fred GAMMON, Mr. and Mrs. Roy HULSEY and family and Mr. Chas. FORD.

- Howard Leon SULLENS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. SULLENS, was born on a farm near Alma, April 27, 1921, and died in his mother’s home in Alma on Nov. 28, 1942. Howard was the youngest of 7 children and spent the greater part of his life on the farm. About 2 years ago it became apparent that Howard was not in the best of health, and the family tried everything they could to help him recover, but to no avail. He was aware of his condition and prepared himself for his passing, and made the greater part of the funeral arrangements. Howard was initiated into the local Masonic Lodge last Aug., and this was one of the high lights of his life. The family surviving are Mrs. Grace INMAN, South Bend, Ind.; Mrs. Marie KARMAN of Alma; Louie of Indianapolis, Ind.; Glen of Alma; Floyd of Chicago; and Rolla in the U.S. Navy. The father preceded Howard 7 years ago. Services were held from the Alma Methodist Church.

- Mr. Dan ARNOLD suffered a stroke Monday morning in his home. His condition is very serious.

- Mrs. Kate SONGER suffered another stroke Monday.

- Edith Louise GREEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli GREEN, was born Sept. 11, 1942, and died Nov. 5. She leaves her parents; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. ARNOLD and Mr. and Mrs. Ora GREEN. She was the only granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. GREEN. Services were held Nov. 7 from the Zion Church with burial in Jones Cemetery.

- Jennie E. ROBB MAHAN, daughter of Christean and John Wesley ROBB, was born on a farm west of Kinmundy on May 20, 1855, where she lived until her marriage to W.C. MAHAN on Nov. 26, 1874. 4 children were born: 2 daughters, Nellie, now Mrs. C.W. WITWER of Centralia; Irene of Chicago; 2 sons, John W. of Centralia, and J. Raymond of Kinmundy. Her husband died Aug. 17, 1899. She was a long time resident of Kinmundy, having come here as a bride, and with her husband, established a home. In Sept. 1941, she fell and injured her hip, and since that time has been confined to her bed. On Nov. 18, 1942 she died. She was a member of the Eastern Star, and of the Royal Neighbors. Surviving are the 4 children; 3 grandchildren, Maxine V. MAHAN, Robert D. MAHAN, and Mayann MAHAN, also 2 sisters, Mrs. Emma CONANT of Springfield, and Mrs. Mattie TUCKER of Nebraska. Services were held from the Methodist Church with interment in the Evergreen Cemetery.

- We have received word that Webster LOWE has sold his store in Palisade, Colo., and has moved to Phoenix, Ariz, where they expect to spend the winter. Mrs. Sarah ALLEN, Mrs. LOWE’s mother, is with them in Phoenix.

- Lieut. John W. SHAFFER on Furlough: Second Lieut. John SHAFFER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy SHAFFER is home on a 10 day furlough, his first since he enlisted in the U.S. Army on Feb. 12, 1941. Lieut. SHAFFER graduated from officer’s training school last Friday, Nov. 20 at Ft. Francis E. Warren, Wyoming. When enlisting in the Army John was in the quarter master corps, first as an auto mechanic, then into electrical work, and upon graduation was in the automotive electrical department. When returning John will go for 3 months in Omaha, Neb. to ordanance school. The Express along with John’s many friends congratulate him on receiving his rating as Second Lieut.

- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Oars WINTERS have a baby girl named Anna Mae.

- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Otis HINES and son, Marion, moved to Wilmington, Ill. Saturday where Otis is employed.

- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McWILLIAMS have received word from their son, Wm., stating he is stationed at Camp Adair, Ore.

- Greenridge: The club met with Mrs. Linnie POLANKA Wednesday and helped celebrate her birthday. The worked on quilting a fish-eye quilt.

- Pleasant Grove: Lt. John W. SHAFFER of Ft. Frances Warren, Wyoming, came Sunday night for a few days furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy SHAFFER.

- Pleasant Grove: Sgt. Flory REPEC of Cal. came Saturday for a few days furlough with his mother, Mrs. Nellie MAYBERRY.

- Pleasant Grove: Several from here attended the charivari and kitchen shower of Mr. and Mrs. Lester SMITH at the home of her father, Mr. Paul SEE, Saturday night.

- Mr. and Mrs. Louie SULLENS and Larry were called home from Indianapolis due to the death of Mr. SULLENS’ brother, Howard.

- Miss Grace ARNOLD of Kentucky was called home Tuesday to be at the bedside of her father, Dan ARNOLD.

Dec. 3, 1942:

- Arthur S. PARRISH, a rural mail carrier from the Kinmundy Post Office for the past 37 years, made his last trip over his route about weeks ago, and officially entered upon the pension list on Dec. 1. Mr. PARRISH has the misfortune of losing his right hand in a wood saw when he was a lad of 17. He was born and reared on a farm and stuck to farming in spite of his handicap. He was married in 1904 to Eva ZIMMER. Realizing that farming was uphill business with him, he took the civil war exam for rural carrier in May 1905, and made his first trip on Oct. 15, 1905. There were three new routes added to the Kinmundy office at this time, making a total of 6. He was given Route 5 which was east of town with a total of 26 miles round trip. He held this route until 1922, and then given Route 2, north and northeast of town, which had 24 miles round trip. During all of his 37 years of service, Art, as we know him, was never off on account of illness until 2 years ago when he received an eye infection, and came near losing the sight of one eye, caused from the end of a bale tie flipping into it. He was cutting the bale tie with an ax and the spring of the bale of hay caused it to flip into his eye. Since then a rheumatic condition set in, presumably caused by the infection from this eye, and he has hardly seen a well day since. One of the saddest days was when he found one of his patrons lying dead at the mailbox and had to break the news to the family. In the past, he was required to keep up a team because some of his route was pretty tough going after a rain or spring thaw. Before the days of the parcel post, he could travel a good deal by horseback or with a cart. But since the parcel post, he had to use a buggy, mail wagon or car. Many a time he has had to swim his horse or horses when the creeks would be out of their banks and on one occasion he lost a might good horse from this very thing, the horse dying with pneumonia. He has had to leave the road and travel thru the fields on account of snow drifts. And on another occasion, he froze his face while riding horseback 1 morning. Many a mile of his route has been travelled on foot because his horse needed a rest and the roads were impassable. Before the rules and regulations became so strict, almost every patron would ask some favor of the mail carrier. He was obliged to take Tom a plug of Horseshoe, or Bill a package of Bull Durham, or Alice a spool of thread, or Mary wanted her butter brought to town, or Paul wanted this clevis taken to dad. And how could they turn him down when they were always so nice to him. (Two pictures of A.S. PARRISH were included.).

- A well is to be drilled in Meacham twp. in Section 17 on the farm owned by Dr. J.G. HOLSON of Farina. A well is also being drilled in Foster twp. in section 35 on the FRANCES farm.

- On Nov. 25, Mrs. Kate HEFLIN celebrated her 88th birthday. She is making her home with Mrs. Pauline WEST and children, while her grandson, Don ROGERSON is in the army. At the noon hour, Mrs. WEST prepared a delicious chicken dinner and a beautiful cake with 88 red, white, and blue candles. Mr. and Mrs. Myron HAMMER and children were dinner guests.

- Word has reached here that Carl G. DOOLEN who is stationed at Ft. Lewis, Wash. has been promoted from T. Sgt. To Master Sgt.

- (from last week): Pvt. DEVORE spent the weekend with his mother, Mrs. Harry THOMPSON and family, returning to camp near Columbus, Ohio, Monday.

- Pleasant Grove: After prayer meeting Wednesday night which was attended by a large crowd, a social meeting was held and refreshments of sandwiches, cookies, pickles, cocoa and coffee were served in honor of Lieut. John SHAFFER. Sgt. REPEC was also present, and each of the boys gave an interesting talk. This was the first visit with home folks either the boys have had since their enlistment with the armed forces nearly 2 years ago.

- Pleasant Grove: Mr. and Mrs. Merle SEE had a baby boy born Nov. 15.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL were Thanksgiving guests of his sister, Mrs. Alice H. SEE in Kinmundy.

- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB and Miss Dorothy WANTLAND were shopping in Salem and Centralia Wednesday.

- East Meadow Branch: Max and Fred SEE of Kankakee called on their aunt, Mrs. Pearle LENHART, Monday. Max expects to enlist in the service of Uncle Sam’s Navy.

- Mr. Charley ARNOLD of Montana is home with his brother, Mr. Dan ARNOLD.

- Miss Nancy LOWE, who has been attending school in Carbondale, Ill. has returned home for a few weeks. Nancy expects to enter Nurses training in February.

- Sgt. Dan ARNOLD of La., Frank ARNOLD of Mich., Forrest ARNOLD of Texas, Lt. Grace ARNOLD of Kinmundy, Miss Pearl ARNOLD of Springfield, and Mrs. Emma BECKELHEIMER of Iowa are here to be with their father who suffered a stroke last week and has been in very serious condition.

- Mr. Dan ARNOLD is no better at this time.

Dec. 10, 1942:

- Herschel BRIM, 19, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. James BRIM, of Kinmundy and Billy PARRISH, 12, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert PARRISH, also of Kinmundy, were seriously injured Sat. night when the sled on which they were riding ran into an oncoming car driving by Mr. Dick BROWN of Kinmundy. Gene JEZEK, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis JEZEK, was also on the sled when it was hit, but didn’t receive any injury. BRIM received a cut above his left eye, and his right leg broken in 3 places. The muscles below the knee were all torn away. The boys had hooked their sled behind the car of Dale BALLANCE, living west of Kinmundy, and rode back of his car on the hard road to where Mr. BALLANCE turned off on the gravel road leading west of town under the C. of E. I. underpass. The boys let go of the rope when Mr. BALLANCE started to turn off on the gravel road, and their sled going to the left. At this instant Mr. BROWN was coming around the curve and before he could stop he hit the boys on the sled. He almost wrecked the car trying to miss the boys. Lloyd BAILEY was following BROWN’s car and was able to miss the sled and the boys. BAILEY stopped and with help loaded the boys in his car and started for Salem, picking up his father, Cecil BAILEY, at home. For awhile they thought they might have to amputate his leg. BRIM had enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and was to have left Tuesday night. This is a terrible thing to happen to any boy and should teach the younger boys around Kinmundy not to ride on their sleds behind cars.

- Rev. Emmitt MULVANY, aged 78 years, died in his home east of town, Dec. 9. He is survived by his widow and 3 children.

- Hubert M. FISHER has resigned as rural mail carrier from the Kinmundy post office on Dec. 1. Due to ill health, he thought it best. Mr. FISHER took the civil service exam the same time that Mr. PARRISH did, in May 1905, and began work in Oct. of that year. He held this same route until he gave it up to enter the armed forces of World War I. He entered the army April 28, 1918, and left that same day to Camp Dix, N.J. On May 27 he embarked overseas. He returned from France May 27, 1919. After returning from the service, he took up farming on the old home place northwest of this city. Soon afterwards he married Miss Pearl SEXTON, whom, he says, has been his guiding star ever since. Hube, as we know him, continued farming until a vacancy occurred by the resignation of Harry T. WEST. He was never too busy to tell the news and tell everyone lots of things they wanted to know. (A picture accompanied this article.)

- Word was received Sat. by Mrs. R.S. ROWAN of the death of her cousin, Mr. R.A. LAMAR, of Westville, Ill. He had been ill for some time. Mrs. LAMAR survives him. They lived near Kinmundy several years ago.

- Pvt. Arthur MULVANEY has been promoted to Cpl. Arthur is the son of Clarence MULVANEY.

- Mr. and Mrs. Ben JENKINS have been visiting their son, Cpt. Ralph JENKINS in Camp Campbell, Ky. Pug as he is known to his many friends was promoted.

- Obituary of Daniel A. ARNOLD: Daniel A. ARNOLD, son of James and Caroline ARNOLD was born Feb. 15, 1870 in Kinmundy, and passed from this life on Dec. 4, 1942, at the age of 72 years, 9 months, and 20 days. On Feb. 3, 1895, he and Agnes B. DOOLEN were united in marriage and were blessed with ten children. Two preceded their father in death, Mary Gail and Edna May. The deceased will be missed by his family and friends whose burdens were often made to seem lighter by his happy and joyful remarks. His wife has given up a dear companion and the children a precious father. He is survived by his wife, three sons and five daughters; Forrest, of Texas; Mrs. Emma BECHTELHEIMER, Waterloo, Iowa; Frank, Detroit, Michigan; Pearl, Springfield, Ill.; Grace, Fort Knox, Ky; D.A., Camp Polk, La.; Mrs. Bessie DISS and Ruby, Kinmundy; three brothers, J.W. Arnold, Salem, Ill.; Charles, Bozeman, Montana; Cyrus, Patoka, Ill.; and a host of friends and acquaintances.

- Ralph BOUSMAN, residing in Meacham twp., was severally burned last Thursday morning and is now at the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia. He was attempting to thaw the brakes on his car with a blow torch but the torch did not work. He took it into the house to work on it. The gasoline shot from it all of a sudden, saturating his clothing which immediately ignited from the kitchen stove. He ran from the house and tried to extinguish the flames by rolling in the snow but it was necessary for his wife to smother the flames with a blanket.

- Mr. and Mrs. Lester HOWELL of Farina have a son, Frederick Duane, born Dec. 7 in the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia.

- Mr. B.O. WILCOX of Whittington has been hired as the science teacher in the high school.

- The annual meeting of the Kinmundy Building & Loan Association was held Monday. A 7% profit was again distributed to stock holders. Messrs. W.W. LOWE, W.S. PRUETT, and F.A. MOTCH were re-elected directors for a 3 year term. This marks the beginning of the 42nd year of Mr. LOWE as director of the association.

- News of 4-H Clubs: The meeting was held at the Billy FRANCES home Thursday night, Dec. 3rd. We organized a 4-H Club with Fred BLACKBURN, farm advisor, assisting. The club is to be known as the Tonti Wildcats. The following officers were elected: Frances LECKRONE, leader; Loren DAVIDSON, President; Bob FORD, Vice President; Carlotta LECKRONE, sec. and treas.; Billy FRANCES, recreational director; and Helen Jean FORD, reporter. Other members present were Jimmy HIGHTOWER and Jimmy STORMENT. Refreshments were served by Mrs. FRANCES. Next meeting is to be held at Loren DAVIDSON’s January 7, 1943. Helen Jean FORD, reporter.

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

- Swift: Several from here attended the funeral of Daniel ARNOLD in Kinmundy Sunday afternoon.

- Pvt. Elwin INGRAM is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert INGRAM and Dwight.

- Miss Myrtle HILL is teaching 4th grade in the Lawrenceville, Ill. school. Greenridge school which was taught by Miss HILL has employed Mrs. Charity LOWE.

- Pvt. Robert HANNA and wife are spending his furlough with Dr. and Mrs. H.L. HANNA.

Dec. 17, 1942:

- Billy PARRISH, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert PARRISH, died Friday in Salem Hospital, as the result of a sled-auto crash in which he and Herschel BRIM, were seriously injured Dec. 5th. Billie’s right leg was crushed below the knee, and also suffered internal injuries. They were trying to strengthen him up to amputate the injured leg, but were never able to. He was given blood transfusions, but they did not help his condition. Hershel BRIM’s condition is steadily improving, and he will out of the hospital soon. Hershel suffered a broken right leg above the knee and chest injuries. Gene JEZEK who was also riding the sled escaped injury. William Milton PARRISH, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert PARRISH, was born 5 miles east of Farina, on Jan. 24, 1930, and died Dec. 11, 1942 in Salem Memorial Hospital. Billy was a pupil in the 8th grade of Kinmundy grade school. He leaves his father and mother, 2 sisters, 4 half-sisters, and 4 half-brothers; and an aunt, Mrs. Cora HOYT of whom he was very fond.

- Miss Virginia WILKINSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.B. WILKINSON, and John B. MARTIN, were married Nov. 22 at the Northern Baptist Church. Mrs. Robert KNEEMYER and Paul ENRIETTO of this city were attendants. Mrs. MARTIN graduated from the Frankfort High School last June, and is employed as secretary at Burg’s store. Mr. MARTIN also attended the local schools and graduated in 1940 from high school. He is now attending Southern Illinois Normal University at Carbondale.

- Mr. and Mrs. Perry BANNING are parents of a boy who was born Dec. 15, 1942, weighing 10 lbs. and named Raymond BANNING. This is the second child of Mr. BANNING’s born on this date. The eldest, Henrietta BANNING STAGE was born Dec. 15, 1918 during World War I.

- Mr. and Mrs. Paul PIPER and son, John, attended the funeral of Mrs. PIPER’s mother, Mrs. Jane BURTON, who died Friday after a long illness. The funeral was held from the Rescue Baptist church in Whittington.

- Old grease can be used for the manufacturing of dynamite. Save your old grease, take it to your grocer and he will pay you for it. Bring your old furs to the Seimer Hat Shop or Personality Beauty Shop to be used in making Seaman’s vest. Save your tin cans and bring them to the Boy Scout Room in the Rohrbough building.

- Mr. and Mrs. E.M. SCHERMERHORN, but formerly of this city, has received word from the government stating: Information received indicates your son, Capt. Carl Vail SCHERMERHORN Quarter Master Corps, is now a prisoner of war of the Japanese Government in the Philippine Islands.

- Curtis C. SOUDER, 21 years old Jehovah’s Witness of Iuka, was sentenced to 3 years in Federal prison Monday in East St. Louis on SOUDER’s plea of guilty of violating the Selective Service Act. He had been ordered to report to the Salem draft board on Oct. 19, but failed to report. He told the Judge that it would be against "God’s Law to report and serve in the Army." He lives with his parents on their farm near Iuka.

- East Zion (from last week): Several from this vicinity attended the funeral of Mr. Dan ARNOLD at Kinmundy, Sunday afternoon.

- East Meadow Branch (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB attended the ARNOLD funeral in Kinmundy, Sunday afternoon.

- Green Ridge (from last week): Mr. Charlie JOHNSTON was knocked by a mule and broke his hand. He was taken to the Dr. at Salem by Mr. Gage BASSETT.

- Swift: Leroy GREEN, who had been employed at Oblong the past few months, was called to work in Linton, Ind. last Thursday.

- Swift: Mrs. Clyde BASSETT and Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY spent Monday at the Clyde GARRETT home.

- Swift: Clyde BASSETT and wife were shopping in Salem Tuesday.

- Meacham: The C.B. Circle had their monthly meeting with Mr. and Mrs. Percy LACEY, Sunday at their home in honor of their wedding anniversary, and for those with birthdays in December.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON and Mrs. Ruben CRAIN and son, Gene, were Salem visitors Friday. Gene left Salem by a bus for Chicago where he will be entering training in the Navy.

- Meacham: Pvt. Lee SHORT of Camp LIVINGSTON, La. has spent a few days in this neighborhood visiting.

- Meacham: A large crowd of people attended the funeral services held at the Baptist Church today for Emmet MULVANEY, who died at his home Wednesday.

- Greenridge: Joe DOUDERA remained with his daughter, Mrs. Joe KOHL, after attending the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Mary NYLOE JEZEK.

- Swift (from last week): Frank GARRETT and family of Granite City spent Thanksgiving with Elsworth Chandler and family.

Dec. 24, 1942:

- Mrs. Catherine CRAIG, widow of the late Andy CRAIG, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe GUNNING, in Tolono, Monday. The body was brought here yesterday where services were held from the St. Philomena’s Church with interment in the Evergreen Cemetery. Besides her daughter, Agnes and family, she leaves 3 sisters, Mrs. Anna LYONS and Mrs. Margaret O’BRIEN of this city and Mrs. Mary DONAHUE of Chicago, and 1 brother, Will ROONEY, of Chicago.

- Word was received here this week by friends of the death of Chas. VAN DORN, a former resident of this community. He died in Jacksonville, Texas, Dec. 11. He left here in 1916, moving to Hoopeston, leaving there 4 years ago.

- Mr. and Mrs. James GREEN of Farina and daughter, Ruth Ann, have moved to Chester, Ill., where Mr. GREEN is employed at the State Prison.

- Bill BARBEE of the U.S. Navy is home from Florida visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe BARBEE.

- Swift: Harvey BASSETT of Salem spent Sunday afternoon with Clyde BASSETT and family.

- Swift: Mary Evelyn and Helen BASSETT attended a Christmas party at the home of their Sunday School teacher in Kinmundy, Saturday afternoon.

- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Dale BALLANCE were in Patoka Friday attending the funeral of Luther CALDWELL.

- Prairie Grove: Several from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Mark BOYD in Farina Sunday afternoon.

- East Zion: Mrs. Robert GREEN called at the James BASSETT home Tuesday afternoon.

- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. James BASSETT and daughter, Ruth, attended a show in Salem Monday afternoon.

Dec. 31, 1942:

- Dec. 31st marks the last day for another one of our esteemed rural mail carriers to make his last trip, namely Alonzo E. FRENCH, the congenial carrier of Route One, after 35 years of service. Mr. FRENCH, better known as "Lon", took the Civil service exam on Nov. 12, 1906, and began carrying mail on May 21, 1907 due to the resignation of James T. BROWN. His entire service was on this one route, which took him south of town and all thru the Omega community. He didn’t have the high water that some had to contend with. Only 1 time did the water run in the buggy bed while crossing the Baggott Bridge. One winter and spring he rode horseback 87 days straight, before the days of parcel post. He wouldn’t attempt to say just how many horses he had owned during these 35 years, because when horses were in vogue, he was continually swapping. He has owned 16 cars which were used on the route. He has never had a day of sick leave. He married June 27, 1905 to Miss Lucy YOUNG and they have 1 daughter, Alice. (We tried our best to get a picture of Lon for publication but he was too modest.)

- Mr. and Mrs. V.V. BARCROFT of Trenton, Ill. attended the wedding of Miss Betty GUM to Harry C. MARBERRY Jr. in the Christian Church in Salem Sunday. Mrs. MARBERRY is a cousin of Mr. BARCROFT.

- Mrs. Paulene JOHNSON received word from Neil stating that he was promoted from PFC to Cpl. Neil is stationed in North Carolina.

- Word has been received that Beryl DISS has been promoted from Pvt. to Cpl. Beryl is in camp in La.

- Miss Pearl ARNOLD returned to her work in Springfield, Ill. after spending Christmas with her mother Mrs. Agnes ARNOLD and Miss Ruby.

- George MILLER and Dwight INGRAM left Tuesday for Chicago to be inducted in the service. Mr. and Mrs. L.D. INGRAM have their 3 sons in the service also, so the INGRAM family is well represented. Kenneth WRIGHT of Alma left with George and Dwight Tuesday. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Emery WRIGHT, former residents of this city, and that makes 3 sons for them also. John E. JEZEK enlisted in the Army Signal Corps on Dec. 9. This makes the 4th son for Mr. and Mrs. Louis JEZEK to give to the service.

- Services for George Walter NEAVILLE will be held in the Linton Funeral Home this afternoon. He is the youngest son of Perry L. NEAVILLE, and was 58 years old. He was found dead in bed with death caused by heart trouble. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Augusta MULVANEY died in his home in the Oak Grove neighborhood near Alma, Age 60 years. He is survived by his wife and 7 children. Funeral arrangements are incomplete awaiting word from a soldier son in California.

- Mr. B.F. LINTON left Saturday for Rochester, Minn. to bring Russell LENHART home. He had been in Mayo Bro. Hospital for several weeks and is improving. He is at the home of his sister, Mrs. Vera McCULLEY.

- Mr. and Mrs. Dale HAMMER and daughter, of Coffeen and Mr. and Mrs. Francis HAMMER and daughter, spent Christmas Day with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.J. HAMMER.

- Pvt. Ralph JENKINS returned to Tenn. Sat. after a 3 day leave from camp.

- Sgt. Delbert HAMMER is home from Las Vegas, Nev. enjoying a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Myron HAMMER and his many friends.

- Mr. and Mrs. Carl DUNLAP and daughter, Dorthy Francis and Mr. and Mrs. Lewie SULLENS and son, Larry, have returned to their home in Indianapolis, Ind. after spending Christmas with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.C. DUNLAP, Mrs. Icy GARRETT, and Mrs. Amy SULLENS of Alma.

- Mrs. Ben BUTTS and sons went to St. Louis Monday and brought home their little daughter, who has been in Barnes Hospital, where the baby had undergone an operation 2 weeks ago.

- Meacham: Willard MERRITT, who has employment in Rantoul, spent the past week at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira MERRITT.

- Meacham: Sgt. Paul PERRY, who is stationed at Camp Barkley, Texas, spent his furlough here with his mother, Mrs. Myrtle PERRY and other relatives.

- Meacham: Last Sunday relatives and friends came to the home of Mrs. Emma COURSON and helped her celebrate her 84th birthday.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON, Mr. and Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER and Charles Edward, and Mr. Howard CLINBELL and sons, Howard, Jr. and Paul, of Springfield, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. WHITTENBURG Thursday helping celebrate Mr. WHITTENBURG’s 83rd birthday.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Fred JONES have a little son born Monday.

- Swift: Nearly everyone in the district enjoyed the Xmas program given at Swift School by the pupils and teacher Thursday afternoon. The teacher, Miss Maud LEWIS and the children will enjoy a week of vacation.

- Swift: Norma Del GARRETT spent Saturday with Velma Jean CONANT.

- Swift: Dinner guests at the Virgil LIVESAY home Christmas Day were Mr. and Mrs. Chas. ROBB and daughter, Aunt Lizzie ATKINS, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred GAMMON of Kinmundy.

- Swift: Kenneth ROBB and family spent Christmas Day with her parents, Bert GARRETT and family.

- Swift: Velma Jean CONANT of Vandalia spent the Christmas holiday with her parents, Marvin CONANT and family.

- Greenridge: Miss Bessie THOMAS and Rube McCURDY motored to St. Louis and were married Dec. 26. They left Sunday for Harvey where the groom has employment. Nelda THOMAS and Harsel POWELL accompanied them to St. Louis.

- Greenridge: Hugo MULVANEY has spent last week with his mother, helping care for his father, Gus MULVANEY, who had suffered a stroke.

 

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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