Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on November 12, 1949 · Page 2
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Saturday, November 12, 1949
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PAGE TWO THE JOURNAL-STANDARD, FREEPORT, ILLINOIS PHONE TOUR WANT ADB 4000 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1949 News of Society and Clubs Freeport Culture Club The Freeport Culture club meets Monday evening at 7:30 with Mrs. John Bruce, 205 West Elk street. * * * Shakespeare Society Mrs. Robert Capron Hunter, 104 North Stewart avenue, will be hostess to the Shakespeare society Monday evening at 7:30. * * * Mrs. McNess Gives Luncheon A small group of friends was entertained Friday at luncheon by Mrs. Frederick W. McNess at her home, West Stephenson street. Covers for 10 were laid at a table centered with pink daisy chrysanthemums. A social hour followed the luncheon. * * st-- Observe 61st Anniversary Mr, and Mrs. Walter P. Putnam, South their Float avenue, 61st wedding will observe anniversary Monday, the 14th. They will spend the day quietly here with their family, Mr, and Mrs. A. W. Putnam of Freeport and Mr. and Mrs. S. Garrett of Chicago. * * * Freeport Garden Club, Unit No. 1 The last meeting of the year of the Freeport Garden club, Unit No. 1 will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of the president, Mrs. Otto E. Landgraf, 619 South Harvey avenue. Mrs. Clarence Messing will give "Timely Pointers for Gardeners" and Mrs Roy A. Sanders will tell "The Origin of Christmas Customs." * * * Returns From Greece David Creighton, who speaks to Rotary Monday and who has just returned from Greece, where he has been in charge of Y.M.C.A. work, will talk informally to friends of the Y.M.C.A. and persons Interested In Greece Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Barrett, South Benson avenue. Later, he will be a guest of the American-Greek society in Moose hall. * * # Party For New Policewoman Miss Esther Pritzlaff entertained at a dinner last evening at her home, 820 South Oak avenue, complimentary to Miss Marguerite Lund. Freeport's new policewoman. Twelve guests, the nurses on the second floor of Deaconess hospital, and a few personal friends of Miss Lund's, were included in the invitations. Bridge, canasta and five hundred were played after the dinner. Miss Lund was presented with a gift from the group. Mrs. Kenneth Kerlin, who is moving to Carbondale next week, shared honors with Miss Lund. * * * Shower for Lois Sorn Mrs. John Grau and Mrs. Melvin Manthei were hostesses at a shower Thursday evening for Miss Lois Bom, whose marriage to William O. Johnson will be solemnized this evening at 7 o'clock in Immanuel Lutheran church. The party was held at the Manthei home, 927 V6 East Garden street. Take-away bingo was played and at 10:30,refreshments were served from a table decorated in pink. The bride-elect received many gifts. The bridal dinner for the Johnson-Sorn wedding was held last evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L. Sorn, South Float avenue. Covers for 18 were laid at tables which held arrangements of yellow chrysanthemums and were lighted with yellow candles. * * f Alpha Beta Chapter Gives Dinner Members of Alpha Beta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi gave a dinner Thursday evening at 7 o'clock In the Garden room of Hotel Freeport. The tables were decorated by Mrs. C. O. Howard, social sponsor of the society, who used yellow roses and candles on the tables. She was assisted by Mrs. Ronald Zabrookl. Covers were laid for 31 women. Following the dinner, the president, MLss Lois Lighthall introduced Miss Helen Toedt, chapter hostess, who gave a welcome to the pledges. Accompanied by Mrs. Mentor Wheat, Miss Toedt sang three solos, closing with "My Hero" from "The Chocolate Soldier." The pledge ritual was given to the following pledges: Mesdames Norbert Bach, Robert Glenn Maines and the Misses Mary Lou Krogull, Mary Ann Meile, Shirley Tobin and Betty Jeager. Mrs. Kenneth Marsh received her jeweled badge in the ritual of jewels, conducted by Miss Lighthall and assisted by the Misses Alice FREEPORT JOURNAL-STANDARD' Saturday, November 12, 1949 ~" Miller, Helen Toedt and Mrs. Ronald Zabrockl. Mrs. John A. Nord of the Xi Beta Exemplar chapter of Madison, Wis., installed the new Exemplar chapter of Freeport. Mrs. Edna Warren assisted Mrs. Nord. Those receiving the Exemplar degree were the Misses Suzanna Cihunka, Margaret Evans, Elta Mae Kerch, Harriette Wieman and Mesdames C. Reed Shewman, Arthur Underhill and Roy Wessel, Jr. Four members who have earned their Exemplar degree but were unable to be present were Mesdames F. P. Ekeland, John Miller, William Riddell of Freeport and Mrs. Dawn Rutter of Mt. Morris. * * * Commandery Dinner Invitations have been issued to members of Freeport Commandery No. 7 and their ladies for a dinner to be held at the Masonic temple on Thursday evening, Nov. 17 at 6 o'clock, in honor of Francis M. Cheeseman, grand commander of the Grand Commandery of the state of Illinois. The dinner will be only for Sir Knights and their ladies, but at 8 o'clock the public is invited to attend a reception and program in the ballroom. Dancing will begin at 9:30 and will include square dances and other oldtime and modern dances, with Mr. and Mrs. Lee Denton calling the figures. Pederson's orchestra will play. Grand officers of the fraternity from this state and visitors prominent in Masonic circles In Illinois and in southern Wisconsin will be in attendance. Reservations for the dinner are to be made by Monday noon with G. Ben Winter. Weddings Downs-Hannah Relatives and friends have received word of the marriage of Mrs Jeanette Hannah, formerly of Freeport, and Willis F. Downs of Pasadena, Calif., which took place Saturday afternoon, Nov. 5, in Las Vegas, Nev., in the Methodist church. Rev. Harold Broughton officiated at the double-ring ceremony. The bride wore a blue satin ankle-length dress, black accessories and a corsage of red roses. Mrs. Florence Gray and Clarence Hardy attended the bride and groom. The bride was employed by Kraft Foods company for nine years leaving last June to make her home In California. Mr. Downs Is a native of Pasadena. They will reside in Pasadena until their home In Sunland is completed. Notes of the Day Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Engle of North Hollywood, Calif., are parents of a daughter, Mary Margaret born Friday, Nov. 11. This is the first girl in two generations born in the Ben F. Engle family. Announcements A regular meeting of St. Pius so ciety will be held at 8 p. m. in St Joseph's hall. Applications For Marriage Licenses Entered as second class matter Oct. 20, 1923, at the postoffice or Freeport. Illinois, under act or March 8, 1879. Published dally except Sunday by THE PREEPORT JOURNAL-STANDARD PUBLISHING COMPANY. 12-16 N Galena Ave., Freeport. Illinois MAIL SUBSCRIPTION PRICES Mall subscription prices In Stephenson and adjoining counties per year, $7.00; six months, $3.75; three months. $2.00; one month, 75c. Subscription rates In Unite States exclusive or Stephenson nnd adjoining counties, three months. $3.50; months, $6.50; year, $12.00. 6lX SPECIAL $5.00 Permanent with Kay Bob $6.00 Open Evenings by Appointment KAY BEAUTICIANS 4 E. Clark St. Main 2510 8 Blocks North of the Port Office At Freeport Robert Hawthorne, Freeport ..2. Wilma Price, same 17 William O. Johnson, Freeport . .22 Lois Sorn, same 22 John Bonar, Mt. Morris 52 Mrs. Loris Meils, Freeport ... Karl Schoonhoven, Freeport . .26 Mrs. Carolyn Henze, Dakota ...25 Legion, Families Hold Armistice Celebration With Dinner, Party More than 100 members of the American Legion, the auxiliary and families attended the Armistice day dinner at the Legion home last eve ning. Invocation was given by Dr. David Bokhof, and community singing wa held with Mrs. John Scofield at the piano. Jack Greier, tenor, sang, accompanied by Mrs. John Sheldon Clark. The welcome was given by Mrs. Phoebe Horning, auxiliary president, and the response by T. R. Pfisterer, in the absence of post commander Arthur Rasmussen. Tables were decorated with flags and candles, and cards were played after the dinner. Arrangements were made by Mrs. Harry Hosking, program chairman of the auxiliary, with the assistance of Mrs. Leo Stauffer and Mrs Luther Keller. Two Actors Playing Here Thursday Picked By Stage Top Stars "A Virginia ham, a platter to eat if off of, an acre of land 'on a Virginia mountainside and the right to award scholarships to two deserving young actors." These are the erms of the award made by the 3arter Theatre of Abingdon, Va., for he "finest performance by an merican actor on the current Broadway stage." The winner of the award is elected by a committee of laymen, people who support the theatre at he box office," Barter defines them. Winners, who devote a good deal time to holding tryouts and udging talent for the scholarship appointments, have been: the late iaurette Taylor, 1939; Dorothy Stickney, 1940; Ethel Barrymore, 1941; Mildred Natwick, 1942; Tallu- ah Bankhead, 1943; (no awards in 1944 or 1945); Lewis Calhern. 1946; rlelen Hayes, 1947; Henry Fonda, 1948; and Tallulah Bankhead again, 1949. Gregory Peck One Outstanding scholarship appointee to date has been Gregory Peck, named by Dorothy Stickney in 1940. In the Barter Theatre cast which will play here Thursday evening at 'onsistory auditorium in "Thunder Rock" are two young actors named by the "Finest Performance" winners, James Andrews, who will play Streeter, the aviator who dies fighting in China, was appointed to a Barter scholarship by Henry Fonda in 1948. He had already sung in the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera company and in several Broadway musicals. Joan DeWeese, who plays Melanie, an Austrian girl, was appointed to a Barter scholarship by Louis Cal hern, award winner In 1946. Cast of 12 "Thunder Rock" is the story of a famous writer and newspaperman who tries to escape the problems of the war-threatened world by isolating himself in a lonely lighthouse on a tiny island in Lake Michigan. His work of solitude becomes peopled with passengers of a ship wrecked and sunk on the rock years before. When his friend Streeter, pilot of the lighthouse supply plane, is killed fighting in China, and returns to the Rock, Charleston's conflicts are resolved. The cast has 12 characters, two of them played by women. Two From Local League Attend State Sessions In Chicago This Week Two delegates from the Stephenson County League of Women Voters attended some of the sessions held In Chicago this week by the state board and the presidents of the local leagues in Illinois. Mrs. Roy A. Sanders, member of the state board, attended its meetings Monday. She was joined Tuesday by Mrs H. F. Wiley, Dakota, president of the Stephenson county league, at the joint meeting of local league presidents and the state board Speaker at the joint session was Mrs. Edith Sampson, representative of N.A.A.C.P. on a world tour with the Town Hall of the Air, who reported on conditions abroad as she saw them. Mrs. Sanders remained for the Voters Service institute, conductec Thursday and Friday by the national league for delegates from a four-state midwestern area. A pane of representatives of labor, farm organizations and industry reviewec the program proposed for educating the voters and approved it. Royal Arch Masons To Hold Inspection Next Tuesday Night Freeport chapter No. 23, Roya Arch Masons, will hold its annua. inspection next Tuesday evening at which time the Mark Master degree will be conferred on a class of four candidates, Jean W. James high priest, presiding. C. C. Heindel of Stockton, district Inspector, will have charge of the ceremony of inspection. The meeting will begin at 7:30 o'clock. Firemen Douse Flames In Engine Of Vehicle Firemen were called to the X) block of South Walnut avenue ai 6:24 p.m. yesterday to extinguish flames in the engine of an auto owned by Clarence Schultz, 211 South Walnut avenue. Use of a carbon dioxide extinguisher by firemen kept damag< to the car at a minimum, Lt. Rober Neidigh reported. Mater Christi Circle Meets In Harvard For Installation Officers-elect and a number of members of Mater Chrtsti circle No. 544 motored to Harvard Thursday for a joint installation with Dolorata a buffet sxipper, the circle. After speeches and entertainment, meeting was continued in St. Joseph's hall. The Harvard grand regent, Mrs. Amanda Nolan introduced the state regent, Miss Catherine McGough of Lincoln, 111., who conducted the installation ceremonies and spoke. The Freeport regent, Mrs. A. C Raders, voiced the thanks of Mater Christi circle for the hospitality ex- ended the member^ by the Harvarc ircle and asked the co-operation of he members at the state meeting vhich will be held in Freeport in vlay 1950. Friday evening Mrs. Raders had a meeting of circle officers to intro- luce the state regent, Miss McGough, and she appointed the committees for the state convention. The next regular meeting of the circle will be held Thursday, Nov. .7. The committee in charge will be Mesdames S. A. Frank, Earl Pierce, Joseph Bach and Miss Agnes Stoll. -AMVETS TONIGHT Dancing to the "We Four" Quartet. MONDAY - 8 P. M. Social activities. THURSDAY, NOV. 17 Regular meeting. Free lunch. -AMVETS Y.M.CA Leader In Greece Addresses Rotary Club V.F.W.Post, Auxiliary Hold Armistice Party, Dinner Last Evening The Moseley Loewe post and aux- liary No. 998 of the V.F.W. celebrated Armistice day with a steak dinner and party last evening. Dave Taylor of WFRL was the principal ' speaker. At the dinner in the Oak Avenue :hurch, Walter Marsh served as toastmaster and Mrs. Frank Hawn gave the invocation. John Kubatzke commander of the post, and Mrs Carlton Staben, president of the auxiliary, each gave a welcoming speech. Mr. Taylor spoke on his years in radio work, and the program was closed by the singing of the National Anthem. At the evening party in the V.F.W. club house, prizes for entertainment were given to Mmes. William Barklow, Gus Hildebrandt, Walter Steffen, Earl Toelle, Cpl. Robert Toepper and William J. Rehfeld. The dinner and party were arranged by past presidents of the post and auxiliary. Only Two Game Law Violations In This Area Reported Friday Only two violations of Illinois game laws were reported in this area yesterday, the opening of the pheasant season. Both violations took place near Winslow, the violators being arrested by Charles Rhode and Leroy Felderman, state game investigators. Stanley Kerr, Des Plaines, 111., was fined $25 and costs by Justice W. Roscoe Carnahan on a charge of having an unbroken shotgun in his car. Leon Ellison, Galesburg, was fined $25 and costs by Justice Nicholas Kiefer at Lena on a charge of shooting jacksnipe out of season. Aquin Alumni To Organize For Year, Hold Square Dance The Aquin Alumni association will hold a meeting Tuesday evening at Aquin high school to make plans for the coming year... After the meeting there will oe a square dance in the gym with Glenn Schwendiman calling. Refreshments will be served. Miss Margie Beirau will be chairman of the social activities for the evening. She will be assisted by Miss Mary Mclntyre, Mrs. Joseph H. Mclntyre, Mrs. Ray Moeller, Richard Curran and Mrs. Don Schauer. David Creighton, Y.M.C.A. world services staff man recently returned to the United States from Greece, will be speaker at the regular noon luncheon meeting of the Freeport Rotary club Monday. Creighton flew into Greece in March of 1945 as one of the first Americans admitted into that country on a civilian passport after the Nazi occupation. He was welcomed by the late Archbishop Damaskinos. Equipment owned by the Y in Greece was badly damaged or destroyed during the war. Nominally the Greek Y ceased to exist during- the war as Its property was assimilated into the government-sponsored youth movement. Under .Creighton's leadership the Y in Greece has been built up since the war to a membership of 6,000. During his stay in Greece he discussed problems of youth with a cross section of the Greek population. Served In Egypt the American representative in Athens of the Anglo- Hellenic bureau of education and has, during the past year, in addition to his other duties, served as president of the Propeller club, an organization for members of the American business, academic and diplomatic community in Athens. During the war Creighton served as a Y representative in Egypt. Before joining the world services staff he spent three summers touring Europe with groups of boys. Creighton began his Y career in DAVID CREIGHTON Parkersburg, W. Va. In '28 he joined the staff of the Wilmington, Del., Y and headed the boys' work department there for the next 14 years. He was born in Chicago, 111., is un- mnrried and a graduate of Oberlin college. NAME TOO APT Denver.—(LP)—The list of names disqualified for the job of Colorado liquor law enforcement officer included wine. that of Ryland A. Drink- Zartmans Are Elected O.E.S. Patron, Matron, At Annual Meeting Mr. and Mrs. William E. Zartman were elected worthy patron nnd worthy matron respectively of Freeport Chapter No. 303, O.E.S. (it the annual meeting last evening In Masonic temple. They succeed Lyle W. Hill and Mrs. Robert L, Hill of Chicago, whose terms expire in December. Other officers elected last night were Mrs. Hugh H. Ashby, associate matron; Mr. Ashby, associate patron; Mrs. Charles H. Benz, secretary; Mrs. Parker Taft, treasurer; Mrs. Hans Peterson, conductress; and Mrs. Clarence Yordy, associate conductress. Mrs. William A. Haupt of Willow chapter, Orangeville, discussed the initiation ceremony to be held in Orangeville Nov. 18, with Mrs. HiU and Lyle Hill presiding nnd exemplifying the degrees in Willow chapter. Announces Installation Mrs. Zartman announced that Installation of officers will be held at a special ceremony Friday evening, Dec. 2. Mrs. Robert L. Hill summarized the activities of the year and ivi- the membership as 707 at present Reports were also given by Mrs Benz, secretary; Mrs. Yordy, treas urer; Mrs. Zartman, chairman 01 the finance committee; and Mrs Willard Yates of the hospital visitation committee. The final meeting for present officers will be Wednesday evening, Nov. 23, the annual • obituary service. Refreshments will be served. Klein J. Bardell invited members to attend the reception Nov. 17 that will be given by Freeport Com- mandery No. 7, Knights Templar honoring Francis M. Cheeseman. Mr. Cheeseman is a past patron of Freeport chapter. Reception Held At the close of last night's meeting a reception was held for the newly elected officers. Mrs. Robert L. Hill's birthday, which was on Nov. D, was observed during the social hour. After the birthday song was sung, she cut a large cake that had her name inscribed on it. Candy nnd coffee were served with the cake. Mrs. Russell S. Haight, social chairman of the year, was assisted last night by Mrs. Roy Bloom, Mrs. J. L. Rosebrook and Mrs. Alex Rutherford. Mrs. Zartman presided at the silver coffee service. The serving table was decorated with yellow chrysanthemums and lighted white tapers. For Expert Service ON YOUR WASHING MACHINE Telephone ATTENTION MEMBERS: Dancing tonight to Bob Brenner at the Hammond. Come down and enjoy the Sunday night lunch. Baked meat loaf with noodles. GERMANIA MONDAY and TUESDAY NOV. 14th, 15th MR. JULIUS JONES, Rhomberg's representative, will bring his precious fur caravan here to READ'S for another great showing of selected RHOMBERG FURS. Let Mr. Jones help you choose your new winter furs NOW so that you can get the most out of the wearing season. . . .Select at READ'S where QUALITY is the watchword and prices, RHOMBERG'S lowestl Grey Dyed Caracul Paw $119 Mendoza Beuve Dyed Coney..$179 Nat. Grey China Kidskin $195 Sable Blend Back Muskrat ... .$279 Black Dyed Persian Lamb $595 and many, many othertl Pluj Tax

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