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PAGE TWELVE THE JOURNAL-STANDARD, FREEPORT, ILLINOIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 1949 Bias Pyfers Of Polo Will Celebrate SOth.Anniversary Polo, HI., Aug. 28.—Mr. and Mrs. Ellas Pyfer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 28 at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs, Ray Hammer. They will hold open house In the evening from seven to nine o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Claude E. Rose and family of Bowling Green, Ky., were Wednesday supper guests of Mrs. Helen Bentley. Rev. and Mrs. K. E. Irwin and son Carl are on a vacation trip to northern Minnesota. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schell and daughter Sally are enjoying a two weeks' trip through northern Minnesota and Canada. To Tour Europe Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Terry left for New York city Thursday. They will visit friends en route, and on Sept. 1, will sail for a three months' tour of Europe. Sgt. Donald Seeks, stationed at Castle Air Force base, Merced, Calif., visited Polo friends on Wednesday. He is the son of Mr. and Mr s. James Seeks, formerly of Polo, now residing In Los Angeles, Calif. Walter Supinger has returned from the Illinois Central hospital in Chicago, where he has been a surgical patient. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Asay and daughters are spending a few days in.Milwaukee, Wis. Fishing Trip Mr. and Mrs. Vernon and family and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Snyder and daughter left this week for a fishing trip to Sauk Center, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Shafer are on a fishing trip in Wisconsin. Donald Smith of Atwood and Miss Marilyn Janssen of Chicago are visiting Polo relatives of Mr. Smith. Mr. and Mrs, Glenn Isley and 7" Vise-Grip Pliers $1.65 FISH SUPPER Every Friday Nite Serving 6 to 11:30 P. M. R & S Tavern Cafe Orangeville, III. Come and Brine Your Friend* SONNY HEZZY children have returned from a vacation trip to Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Loren Landis are spending this week hi Denver, Colo. Their daughter Helen, who has been attending summer school in that city, will accomnany them home. Miss Nancy Lee Richman of Ashton is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Harris. Leave For South Dakota Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bentley, who have, been visiting Mr. Bentley's mother, Mrs. E. E. Bentley, left for their home in Redfield, S. D., Thursday. Mr. Bentley is director of music in the Redfield schools. Mr. and Mrs. William Horton are on a vacation trip to Niagara Falls and Canada. Leon Beecher is. visiting his mother, Mrs. Susan Beecher, in Mt. Vernon, Wash. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Diehl and children of Batavia and Miss Nellie Pearle Stackpole of Rockford dpent the week-end in the W. E. Stackpole home. Dr. Ray Ashford of Gambler, O., was a recent guest in the home of his sister, Mrs. Alice Linken- hofer. Pat Doyle Is visiting at the home of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Strauss, in Amboy. Adams County Votes New Court House Funds, But Not Quite Enough Quincy, HI., Aug. 26.—(LP)—Vernon O'Brion, chairman of the Adams county board of supervisors, said today he is confident the county can build a new court house despite the fact that all bids submitted are higher than the bond issue. State's Attorney John T. Reardon and Quincy Mayor George Myer agreed with O'Brion that the county could sell some real estate and draw from special county funds to obtain enough money for the project. Yesterday, 10 contractors' bids were opened. The lowest was $1,729,885 and the highest totaled $1,950,000. County officials at first were dismayed because the bond issue authorizes expenditures of only $1,650,000 for the new building. Later, however, they said they would swell the bond issue with other funds. The court house is to be erected on the site of the present building, which was badly damaged by a tornado in 1945. Mr. Five-By-Five To Go Without Food For 100-Day Stretch . Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 26.— (ff*)— A onetime auto racer who measures exactly five-by-five says his excessive weight makes him sleep too much, so he's going to do something about it. Percy Coplon weighs 357 pounds. He plans to climb atop a 30-foot steel pole September 1 and stay there without food for 100 days. The 53-year-old heavyweight says it's all in the interest of science. He is 60 inches tall and 60 inches around the middle. He plans to drink two gallons of water a day. A small house six-by-six feet has been built atop the pole for Cop- Ion's comfort. main 663 1)1 E. LINDEN STREET • FREEPORT. ILL Mailed fo You Wh//e On Vacation This Year! You can keep up with the local news while on your vacation by having us send The Journal-Standard to your vacation spot. Just fill In the form below and mail it to us or hand it to your carrier boy. Clip it out now....send it as soon as you have your vacation dates set. Carrier will collect at regular carrier rate. World War II Vet Expected To Become New Legion Leader Philadelphia, Aug. 26.—(^—Delegates to the 31st national American Legion convention began streaming into Philadelphia today with many apparently intent on naming a World War II veteran as their new commander. As the city gradually took on a holiday atmosphere, two veterans of the last war plunged into the business of meeting delegates and lining up support. They are George N. Craig, Brazil, Ind., attorney, and Earl Cocke, farmer and railroad man, of Dawson, Ga. A third candidate is expected to establish campaign headquarters by tonight—James F. Green, Omaha, Neb., attorney. Election of one of those three would mark the first time top control of the Legion passed out of the hands of World War I veterans. Legion spokesmen have indicated they believe the race will narrow down to a three-way scrap between Craig, Cocke and Green. B% Parade Planned But while the $15,000-a-year job is of intense interest to every Legionnaire the big show, as far as the public is concerned, will be Tuesday's parade of 18,000-marchers. Legion officials say it will be the biggest and showiest ever put on. One official said costumes, musical instruments and equipment for the 15-hour parade are valued at $5,000,000. He added that the national championship band from Joliet, 111., is bringing uniforms and instruments worth about. $65,000 alone. Thirty bands, 75 drum and bugle corps, firing squads, color guards and choruses of as many as 80 men will be in the line of march. Legion officials disclosed they are hoping to have as their guest on Monday 100-year-old Theodore A. Penland, commander-in-chlef of the Grand Army of the Republic, which is holding its 83rd and final encampment in Indianapolis. $5,565,000 Estate Gone; Widow Dies Penniless, Alone St. Louis, Aug. 26—(fl 3 )—Mrs. Grace A. Leathe, 86, known once as "the wealthiest widow in St. Louis," died penniless and alone yesterday at City Infirmary hospital. Married four times, Mrs. Leathe was left the bulk of a $5,565,000 estate In 1907. The fortune, made from real estate, was lost in bad investments and law suits involving the will. In the 1930s she was receiving a relief dole of $5.95 a month. I.C.C. Official Killed In Canadian Accident Chatham, Ont., Aug. 26.— (fPj— Warren Henry, chief engineer of the Illinois Commerce commission, and his daughter, Alice, 19, were killed late yesterday In an automobile-bus crash. • Henry's wife, Helen, was seriously injured. Police said Henry's car apparently went out of control and veered Into a Greyhound bus oh a highway four miles west of Chatham. The bus was not carrying any passengers at the time. Mrs. Henry was taken to St. Joseph's hospital in Chatham. Ratox Venetian Blinds Our new location is 403 S. Chicago Ave., Vi block south of A&P Super Mart. Blinds on display. Fink, the blind man State 468 Stockton Youth (Continued from Page One) the awarding of prices. Open Class—Sheep • In the open class Judging for sheep, grand champion award for Shropshire ram went to Keith Wilson, Egan, and reserve champion award to Kenneth Wood, Mt. Carroll. Shropshire ewe grand champion and reserve championship went to Keith Wilson. Oxford sheep, grand champion and reserve champion rams, Edwin Keim, Mt. Carroll; Oxford ewe grand champion, Donald Kelm, Mt. Carroll, reserve, Edwin Kelm. Southdown and Cheviot ram, grand champion, Vernon Krahmer, Pearl City, on a Southdown, reserve to Robert E. Cook, Durand, on a Cheviot; Southdown and Cheviot ewe, grand champion, Robert Cook on a Cheviot, reserve, Allen Fehr, Dakota, on a Cheviot. Dorset and Corriedale sheep, grand and reserve champion ram, Larry Strohacker, German Valley; grand and reserve champion ewe, Dale Rosengren, Davis. Open Class—Dairy Guernsey bull grand and reserve champions, A. M. Read, Elizabeth; Guernsey cow gr'and and reserve champions, A. M. Read. Holstein bull grand champion, W. T. Rawleigh farms, Freeport, reserve, Duane Kupersmlth, Stockton; Holstein cow grand champion and reserve champion, Raymond Schoonhoven, Lena. Brown Swiss bull grand and re- reserve champions, Edwin Keim; Brown Swiss cow grand champion, E. J. and J. F. Sullivan, Lena, reserve, Raymond Kaiser, Dakota. Open Class—Hogs Spotted Poland China male grand and reserve champions, Nathan Rayhorn, Orangeville; female grand champion, Theodore Meissen, Orangeville, reserve Ivan Wise, Dakota. O. I. C. breed female grand and reserve champions, George Maxey, Freeport route 2. Hampshire boar grand champion, Neil Meinhold, Mt. Morris, reserve, Blair Brothers, Stockton; Hampshire sow grand champion, Nell Meinhold, reserve, David Faist, Freeport route 1. Open Class—Beef Angus bull, grand champton, Corinne Peck, Dakota, reserve Morris, Zuck and sons, Chadwick; Angus heifer grand champion, Roy Johnson, Dakota, reserve, Morris Zuck and sons. Shorthorn bull grand and reserve champions, Glenn Kilker, Baileyville; Shorthorn cow grand and reserve champions, Glenn Kilker. Dual purpose bull senior yearling grand and reserve champions, Harlfey Higgins, South Beloit. Amateur Contests Amateurs from Stephenson, Carroll and Jo Daviess counties had their inning last evening in the second contest staged at the Stephenson county fair with eight contestants participating. The first award of $*"i went to Mary McGurk, Freeport, route 1, vocalist; $10, second prize was won by Lorene Geary, Lanark, baton twirler; $5 third 'award to Lorraine Miller of Lena, accordionist, and the fourth award of $2 to Clifford Heilman, Freeport, vocalist who accompanied himself on the guitar. Others appearing on the program included: Lorene Geary and Shirley Beattie, Lanark, vocalists; James Hartman, Shannon, songs and Imitations; Joann Simmons, Lena, Baton twirling; and Kathryn Borchardt of McConnell, whistler. An added program was a junior division arranged as an "extra," and place winners were: Lou Ann Eden, Stockton, vocalist, first; Buddy Anderson, Elizabeth, singer and guitarist, second; and Marion Eden, Stockton, vocalist, third. BEDS, CHURCH PRAGUE.—The Communist party newspaper Rude Pravo reported today that a Czech priest had conducted funeral services for a Red Catholic while his comrades laid a Red star wreath on his coffin in the church. The case was the first of its kind reported here since the Vatican's excommunication decree against militant Commurliste. Military Service Held At National Cemetery For S-Sgt. Ray Reed Interment and graveside military committal service took place this morning In Zadhary Taylor 'National Military cemetery at Louisville, Ky., for Staff Sergeant Ray W. Reed, son of -Mr. and Mrs. William A. Reed, 553 West Addison street, who was killed in action Aug. 24, 1943, near Hsiung Chia Tsung, China, while serving as rear gunner FREEPORT JOURNAL-STANDARD Freeport, III. My home address My vacation address Transfer my paper on (Oat« vacation ilartt) Transfer to my home address on Signed. T SPECIAL VACATION MOTOR OVERHAUL 59 .95 includes replacing piston rings, replacing connecting rod bearings, grinding valves, cleaning carbon, cleaning spark plugs, adjusting carburetor, washing car, steam cleaning and painting motor and chassis lubrication. Dodge — Plymouth Chrysler — DeSoto Cars and Dodge Trucks up to 2-tons This price applies to all 6-cyUnder cars and trucks. Estimates freely given—Prompt, courteous service. Every job guaranteed. 5545 Owners Have Already Had This Job (Watch the Number Grow) Dorman-McCulloch Motors, Inc. Freeport, Illinois Exchange ft Van Buren STAFF SERGEANT BAY W. KEED on a B-24 bomber with the 14th air force. The Reed family was present at the committal. The bodies of three other American airmen, members of the same bomber crew as Sgt. Reed, were found in one grave on last Spptem- ber first, and the war department advised the relatives that "only collective identity is known." For this reason the department deemed it advisable that the interment take place in a national military cemetery where perpetual care would be provided under military regulations. Cemetery Centrally Located The Zachary Taylor cemetery was selected because of its central location as nearest for the relatives among the widely separated states. The four airmen, of three different religious faiths, were burled at approximately the same hour this morning. Sgt. Reed was declared officially dead in 1945. Temporary burial had been given the veterans at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. A memorial service was held at Oak Avenue Evangelical church in Freeport on June 6, 1946 for Sergeant Reed. Surviving are his parents and two sisters, Mrs. Robert D. Strohacker, 1310 West Stover street, and Mrs. Harold Kryder, 433'4 Prospect terrace. On June 14, 1943, Sergeant Reed was united in marriage with the former Miss Elizabeth Speer in Freeport. Parole'Board Studies Plea For Change Of Death Sentence Springfield, 111., Aug. 26.—OJ.R)— The Illinois parole board today studies a plea by Herman Weber of Peoria for commutation of his death sentence. Weber Is scheduled to die in the electric chair Sept. 16 for the robbery-slaying of Flavel Sueger, 20- year-old Bradley university student, in December, 1947. Yesterday, the board met while Weber's attorney testified that the jury handed down a conviction on circumstantial evidence "despite the fact that no one saw who fired 1 the fatal shot." • However, Sueger's father, Floyd Sueger, asked the board to recommend to the governor that the sentence stand as it is. He said he was not acting "in any spirit of revenge," but believed that Weber had been given a fair trial. He said that "the defendant IB dangerous to society." Illinois Corn Loans, Purchasing Agreements Reach All-Time High Decatur, 111., Aug. 26.—(UP>-An all-time record volume of corn has been placed under government price support programs in Illinois. The state production and marketing administration office of the U. 8. department of agriculture said that 114,413,740 bushels of last year's crop had been put under price loans and purchase agreements by the deadline on June 30. The previous high year was in 1939 when 84,948,000 bushels were under the loan program. This year 59,381,048 bushels were placed under loan and 55,032,692 bushels were put under purchase agreements. McLean county had 7,238,174 bushels under price support, more than any other county. Italian Invents Translating Machine Salerno, Italy, Aug. 26.—(IP)— Federico Puccl claimed today he has invented a machine which can translate copy from any language into any other. Pucci said the machine was electrically operated, but refused to disclose other details. He- said he has entered it in the Paris International Fair of Inventions to be held next month. Deaths Mrs. I. H. Grlesemer Mrs. I. H. Griesemer, 80, a former resident of Freeport, died at Bremen, Ind., Tuesday. She was the mother of Mrs. H. F. Siemsen, whose husband, Rev. H. F. Siemsen, was formerly superintendent of the Freeport district of Evangelical United Brethren churches. He now vice president of North Central college at Naperville, 111. Mrs. Grlesemer had been In good health until June 1 when she .suffered a heart attack. Last Monday she suffered a stroke which caused her death. She is survived by her husband, Jlev. I. H. Grlesemer, and six children. Her husband by a former marriage, Edward Beyler, died 10 years ago. , Funeral • services will be held at Bremen tomorrow. Martin L. Lyne, Jr. Services for Martin L. Lyne, Jr., Who died, at his home in Kansas City, Mo., were held there yesterday afternoon. The body was brought to the Schwarz funeral home, South Galena avenue. Services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Christian F. L. Pieper, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran church at Lena, will conduct the services. Six nephews will act as bearers. Interment will be made in Lena Memorial park. Mr. Lyne was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Martin Lyne and' was born at Camdenton, Mo., April 4, 1889. His marriage to Miss Myrtle McMinn of Freeport took place Nov. 17, 1944. Besides his wife he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Hubert, (Allie) Hunter of Osage Beach, Mo., and Mrs. Jack (Doll) Lang of Camdenton. He had been employed by the Butler Manufacturing company in Kansas City. I Mrs. John Zigler Polo, 111., Aug. 26.—The funeral service for Mrs. John Zigler, who ! died yesterday morning at her home northwest of Polo, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 (D.S.T.> at the Melvin funeral home. Rev. Romaine Tenny of tr» Brookville Grace Evangelical United Brethren church wt?J officiate. Burial will be in Fairmount cemetery. Fred A. Middlekauf Mt. Morris, 111., Aug. 26.—Fred A. Middlekauf, 77, died at Rockford Memorial hospital Wednesday at 2 p. m. He was bom Oct. 26, 1871, at Mt. Morris, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Middlekauf. Surviving are his wife Carrie, one son, Harold Middlekauf )f Mt. Morris, and a brother, Seymour Middlekauf, who lives in California. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the family residence, 302 North Wesley street in Mt. Morris. Rev. Rldell Kelsey, former pastor of Mt. Morris Methodist church, will be assisted by Rev. John H. Nightingale, the present pastor. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Streator, and a son, Rev. Prentlss Penticoff, now living in Texas. Services will be held at' 1 p.m. Saturday In Streator. Mrs. Emma Bell Milledgeville, 111., Aug. 26.—Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Emma Bell of Whittier, Calif. The body will arrive In Milledgeville today. Mrs. Bell was born at South Elkhorn over eighty years ago. She was ah active member of the Methodist church and was a music instructor in Milledgeville until about 1926, when she moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where she made her home with, her sister-in-law, Mrs. Ella Bell.'The last few years she has resided in Whittier. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Woodin funeral home with Rev. 0. A. Hull officiating. Burial will be in the South Elkhorn cemetery. A baliwag straw hat often costs $200 in Manila. Rev. Oscar C. Penticoff Pearl City, Aug. 26.—Rev. Oscar Penticoff, 74, Streator, former Pearl City resident and brother of Mrs. Laura Althafer of Pearl City, died at his home Thursday afternoon after a long illness. Rev. Mr. Penticoff was a member of the Methodist conference and had served a number of churches in southern Illinois until his retirement some years ago. He was born Sept. 4, 1875, In Pearl City, the son of John and Elizabeth Penticoff. He graduated from Dixon high school and received his theological training at Naperville. He taught the Central and Tollmeier rural schools near Pearl City before entering the ministry. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Virginia and Iris, both of FUNERAL DIRECTQRY EICHMEIER & BECKER FUNERAL BOMB 440 W. Btephenson 8t Fhmu Main 611 SCHWARZ FUNERAL SERVICE 818 So. Galena Are. Phone Main 8030 SATURDAY LYNE, Martin; 2:00 P. M. at* the Chapel. • WALKER MORTUARY Ml W. Main St. Phone Main 815 HEY...! 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