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News of Society- ,tHE JOMNAL^T ANMfci Clubs -Churches •fti-ritr fe. Circle, Kirif's Daughter* Members Of the Sunshine Circle 6f Kind's Daughters meet tomorrow Afternoon at the home of Mr*. Arthur Bcos, 910 South Cherry eve- hue, to sew and mend for the children of the King! Daughters' Home. Mrs. fitta EijWfihaln Entertain* Club at Luncheon Mrs. Elta Espenhain was luncheon hostess today at the Top Notch to members of her bridge club, who spent the afternoon playing cards at the Lohr home, 604 South Carroll avenue, Attend Convention of District No. 3, V. S. W. V. Auxiliary The convention of District No. 3 of United Spanish War Veterans Auxiliary was held In Sterling today and Mesdam«s Harper Hen, William C. Shouer, Erwln H. Opel and J. H. Townsend attended the sessions. * * * Ladles' Auxiliary, Freeport Com- mandery, Holdi Business and Social Evening Thursday The Ladies' Auxiliary of Freeport Commandery, No. 7, Knights Tem- plars will hold a short business session Thursday evening at Masonic temple, followed by a social evening of cards. Mrs. A. H. Miller, president of the auxilary, will be in charge. — & *^ it* More Entertainments for Miss Mary Commons and Karl Williams . Miss Mary Commons, who with' her mother has Just moved to Chicago to reside, will be honor guest with Karl Williams at a buffet supper Friday evening, the affair being given by Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Pish, Jr., Mr.' and Mrs. Allen Sparks, Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Forbes at the Forbes' home In Rockford. * * * * ' Club Dinners At Angelos Coffee Shop Mrs. Leroy Heldenrlch, West Q ar * field street, Is entertaining club members tonight at a seven o'clock dinner at Angeles Cofleo shop and at cards at her home later in the evening, ' i ' -, •. • > • - • • Club members ' will be dinner guests of Mrs. Gerald S. Likens this evening at Angelos and will enjoy •the hospitality of her home, 615 West Galena avenue, and an evening of, cards after the dinner. * * * Daughters Of Isabella Present Two One-Act Plays Wednesday Night The Daughters of Isabella are pro- sentlng to the 'public, Wednesday, May 2nd, at St. Joseph's hall, two one-act comedies, "The Henpeck Holler Gossips" and "Husband Hunters." These are sketches of Grandmother's day, customs and all, including four song-hits of those days. In addition, there will be four novelty acts given by well knotni local people. M.-M. Murphy will be accompanist for the '-songs. Mertln's orchestra will furnish the other music. * + * Frederick Bowers Takes Part In Commencement Play At Belolt College Frederick Bowers, son of Mrs. F. H. Bowers, West Lincoln boulevard, a Junior at Beloit, Is taking an important role in the commencement play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" to be given by the graduating", class in June. For two years Frederick has been a member of The Players, the dramatic organization, of the college, and being cast for.the senior play, speaks ,well, for his ability. He will take the:partrof Theseus, Duke, of Athens, Miss -June Francis, of Belolt, being the queen. * * * Culture Club Chooses New Officers The last literary meeting of the year of the Culture club was held last evening at the home of Mrs. John Briggs, South Burchard avenue and was preceded by the annual election. The course of study for 1934-35 will be "Early America" and will include many interesting topics of weekly study. In the election the women named for office were: President—Mrs. Byron O. Cully. Vice ' president — Miss Bertha Briggs. . . . . Secretary-treasurer — Mrs. Stennett O. Hulburt, * * * Freeport Garden Club Member* Attend Lecture By Mrs. Maude Jasobs At Rockford Fifteen members of the Freeport Garden club went to Rockford yesterday to attend the lecture by Mrs, Maude Jacobs, (a great favorite in Freeport), who was guest speaker of the Rockford Garden club. Her informal talk was on "Charm in the Garden" and she never falls to bring some helpful suggestions and worth while hints. Mrs. Jacobs is speaking in Freeport for the Garden club some time in June. Mrs. W. L. Karcher and Mrs. L. G. Younglove were guests of Mrs. Love at a complimentary luncheon for Mrs. Jacobs, before her lecture, * * * Farewell Luncheon Given by Mrs, Will Van Dyke for Mrs. A. H. Ingraham Members of an old club, long since passed out of existence, were entertained yesterday at a charming luncheon by Mrs. Will Van Dyke at her country home In Florence township, as a farewell for Mrs. A. H. Ingraham, who leaves this month on a European trip. Twenty-nine years ago many functions were given by "The Spinster club" for Miss Margaret Kruse (now Mrs. Ingraham) before she Jeft for a year's stay In Germany and yesterday's affair brought back many memories of days before the numbers were married. Those who could not be present, wrote letters that were read. * * * Surprise On Mr. and Mr*. Louis GasUI, Wbo Move To Freeport Soon A farewell surprise was given last evening on Mr. and Mrs. Louis Casts], of Silver Creek, who are moving to Freeport to make their home. Neighbors and friends arrived in gala mood and the evening was enjoyed playing cards and hokum, favors being won by Mrs. Edward Bchleich, Mrs, Louis Gastel and Mrs. Edward Gftstel. Although th« men took none of the prizes, they were "first" in the supper, which was served about midnight. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Oastel, who returned from their wedding trip Saturday, came In for honors, a charivari being given for them earlier in the evening. Beta Slirma Phi Sorority Observes Founders' Day at Banquet An elaborate turkey dinner was enjoyed by the Beta Sigma phi sorority last night In the Grecian room of Hotel Freeport, the occasion being Founders' Day and also the sorority's third anniversary In Freeport. Twenty-three members and several guests wore seated at tho Jonjr table, which was attractively decorated In black and gold. Low black bowls held pale yellow rosfl buds, and golden tapers were placed in small black holders; placo cards, nut cups and programs atao carried out the sorority color scheme. Mr*. I. Ellen Ankney, of Chicago, the regional director for this state, and Miss Clare Loofbourrow, of Oak Park, were honor guests for the evening. Mrs. Ankney made her official Inspection of the sorority and directed the Initiatory ceremony following the banquet. Mrs. F, H. Towslce, retiring president of Freeport Woman's club, was a special guest of the cvenlns, Mrs. R. D. Hunt, the retiring prew- Ident, presided as loastmlstress and introduced the distinguished guests. MU« Margaret Kelner welcomed the regional director, Mrs. Ankhey, and everyone Joined In the Beta Sigma Phi song, with Mrs, Robert Moren as leader, Mrs. A. J, Stukonberg, president for the ensuing year, welcomed the new members and gave an outline of the cultural activities of tho sorority and the Importance of literature. A charming and witty response was mndc by Miss Pearl Heltz, and Mrs, Charles L. Walker gave an Interesting history of the sorority and its national Influence. A toast, "To Our Director," was jlven by Mrs. Anne Humbert to Miss Marjorle Putnam, who has been educational director the past year. Miss Winifred Wareham gave the toast, "To Our Founders" and told of the value of group study and sustaining friendship In the sorority chapters, The sorority prayer was then given by Mrs. Hunt. As part of tho final course of tho. banquet a lovely birthday cake, frosted In white with yellow ornamental rose buds, centered with three yellow candles, was a happy surprise planned by Mrs, J. I. Kennedy, the chairman for the anniversary dinner. WEDDINGS Rowell-Molr Mrs. Caroline Molr, Tarbox building, has returned from a month's stay in New York city, where she went to be present at the wedding of her daughter, Helen, to Glen O. Rowell, which took place Tuesday, the 24th of April. The bride is a musician and has made her home in Cincinnati. The groom Is a broadcaster of considerable note. They"will reside In New York. . Kennedy-Schmlch Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schmich, 238 North Foley avenue, announce the'marriage of their only daughter, Margaret, to L. Patrick Kennedy, which took place October tho seventh, 1933, at Galena, 111. Rev. E. A. Ballls, pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Mrs. Kennedy Is a graduate of the . Freeport high school. Mr, Kennedy, who Is a son of George Kennedy, of Davenport, la., is employed as a baker at the Freeport Baking company. They have gone to housekeeping in an apartment on East Main street. BeaUy-Brown Miss Alpha Brown and Herbert Beatty, both residents of Thayer, Mo., were married at the court house today by County Judge E. E. Laugh- lln. Fox-Winters Stockton, 111., May I—The marriage of Miss Dorothy Kathleen Winters and Harold Fox has been announced by the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Winters, of Pearl City. The bride attended Stockton high school from which she was graduated in 1930. The groom Is 'a son of Mrs. Elizabeth Fox, of Kent. Mr. and Mrs. Fox will live at Eleroy, Notes of the Day Miss Dorothy Steer, 806 East Empire street, was the week end guest of Mr, and Mrs. Fred Lnskln, of Rockford, returning home yesterday. * Donald Jones, of Winnctkn, was here today as guest of his mother, Mrs. Arthur B. Jones, West Harrison street. Mrs. William Beatty, of Detroit, Mich., formerly Miss Florence Nort- ridge, of this city, has arrived In Freeport and is the guest at tho John H. Nortridge home, South Globe avenue. * Miss Marguerite Stein, secretary of the Y. W. C. A. left, Sunday night for Philadelphia to attend the thirteenth annual convention of the national Y. W. C. A. She expects to be gone two weeks. News of the Churches Grace Episcopal The Junior Altar Guild of Grace church will meet Wednesday afternoon at 4:15. St. Cecelia choir supper will be held Wednesday at 6.; reheartal at 7. Bible (study at Second Presbyterian Church Thursday Night The regular prayer service and Bible study hour will be conducted at Second Presbyterian church Thursday niglu at 7:30. The subject will be "Prophets of the Babylonian period." ThOM attending aft tftk«d to bring their Bibles. Builneu Women's Guild, Second Presbyterian Church Meets Tonlfht The Business Women's guild of the Second Presbyterian church meets tonight ftt 7:43 with Miss Vlda Graham, 615 West' Lincoln boulevard. Each member is .asked to bring a guest. Helping Band Class, Second Presbyterian Church, Mc.eti Wed* nesday Evening The regular monthly meeting of the Helping Hand class, of the Second Presbyterian church, will be held Wednesday evening at 7:30 at the home of Mrs. Fred Oaten, 1220 South Float avenue. Members are urged to be present. Frneport Oosp«l Tabernacle Preaching service will be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening at Freeport Gospel Tabernacle, The topic for Wednesday night is "The Power of The Holy Ghost—What Is It and How Does It Operate?" Thursday night's topic Is "The Christian Soldier's Uniform," The Friday night topic Is "The Trend of Our Young People." First Presbyterian Church The Thursday evening meetings have closed for this spring and will be resumed again In the fall. "The year has probably been the most successful in the experience of the church with these mid-week services, Dr, McNary, pastor said. "The attendance has been large and the programs excellent. There has also been a splendid fellowship which many will look forward to renewing when the meetings start again," Embury Announcement* Meetings announced for the last half of tho week and next Sunday at Embury Methodist church include the following. Thursday—4 p. m., girl scouts; 6:30, pot-luck supper and program In recognition of the athletic and the boy scout group. Trophies will bo awarded. 7 p. m., boy scouts, Embury quartet; 7:30, senior choir rehearsal. Friday—2:30, Embury Guild at the the home of Mrs. Edna Sohmel- zle, 1349 West Lincoln boulevard. Saturday—9:45 a. rn., Junior orchestra rehearsal; 10:30, Angelus choir rehearsal. Next Sunday—10:45 a. m. Father and son's service; every dad Is to bring a lad; sermon, "Thrilling Adventures for boys." Joash Chest; consecration to the task. 7:30, court room trial; Judge, Jury, lawyer, witnesses and decision, On trial, Ignorance, Apathy Regarding Stewardship. First Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday was Women's Foreign Missionary day at First Methodist church. Mrs. Carl H. Davis, president of the society, presided; Mrs. Roy Crocker offered the morning prayer. The address was given by Miss Harriet Watson, of Hlngwha, China. It was a challenge to the Christian forces "to mold the new world-soul that is being born in these tumultuous days." The music for tho morning was appropriate to the occasion and was greatly enjoyed. The choir sang "Break Forth Into Joy," by Semper, and tho ladles' chorus 'offered "Lift Thine Eyes," by Mendelssohn. The offertory, "When They Ring Those Golden Bells," was particularly lovely, with Mrs. J. S. Clark at the organ and Effie Bruce playing the chimes. At the evening service, the pastor, Rev. Roy Crocker, spoke • on Deuteronomy 33:27, "The Eternal God is tfiy dwelling place; and underneath are the everlasting arms." Weekly calendar: Tonight—7:30, Young Women's Home Missionary society meeting with Mrs. V. E. Bowen. 422H South Adams avenue. Wednesday—7:30, prayer meeting; 8:30, official board. Thursday—2:30, meetings of the Ladies' Aid circles as follows: Miss Bongye's with Mrs. Amy Kelley, 851 West Cottonwood street; Miss Schauer's at her own home, 771 West Homer stre-at; Mrs. Stark's with Mrs. S. J. Poland, 408 West Broadtt-ay; 7:30, choir rehearsal. Next Sunday evening the Epworth League will sponsor a moving picture of the life of Christ. Every scene in this three million dollar production was taken in Palestine and Egypt. A silver offering will be taken. Second Presbyterian Church Sunday school spirit and attendance, as well as that of the worship hour at Second Presbyterian church Sunday, were in keeping with the fine day. One of the tin- usual features of the Sunday school was the election of officers of the Young People's department. Those elected were: Rosellen Adamson, superintendent; Raymond Costing, vice superintendent; Monica Bookman, secretary-treasurer; D'Wayne Vincent, librarian; Naomi Van Matre, pianist; Annebell Walz, assistant pianist; Muriel Putnam, song leader. Another feature was the fine talk of Walter Loewe on ona of his own paintings, "The -Hope of Resurrection." The picture Is strikingly beautiful. Mr. Loewe was a college- mate of Rev. A. J. Niebrueege. At tlve morning worship the pastor spoke on Isa. 1:18, taking as his theme a fundamental of the Christian religion! "Reason." The choir sang two anthems. At the Junior C. E. meeting the juniors presented Mrs. Martin with a bouquet of roses. This was her last Sunday as superintendent. Imogene Goeke led the Senior C. E. meeting on the subject "What Is a Successful Life?" At the evening worship Miss Margaret Weyer sang a group of gospel songs. The pastor gave an exposition of 2 Timothy 1:16-18. Emerson Kailey read the scripture lesson. Announcements: Tonight—7:45, business women's clrol* meeting with Mtts Vlda Gra. hsm. Wednesday—7:80, session meeting, Thursday—4 p. rn., girl Scouts; 7:16, boy scouts; 7:30, prayer service and Bible study. Saturday, May 12—Baked ham supper by Workers' class. TOMORROW IS DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IN LADIES' SPRING JENNIS TOURNEY Drawings To B« Held In Office of Attorney Jayne at 7 o'clock Having postponed the drawings for another day, more time Is given the feminine tennis players of this city to enter the spring tournament of the Freeport Women's Tennla club. The deadline for entries, therefore, is tomorrow evening. Entries may be made with Miss Betty Zwelfel at White 2682 or with Miss Oleta Reed at Lake 3297. The drawings will be held at the office of Attorney L. A. Jayne, 21H West Stephenson street, at 7:00 o'clock Wednesday evening. In view of the large group of players who took part In the Freeport Women's Tennis club tournaments last season, a good-sized en- iry list is again expected, and some Interesting matches should be scheduled. MEETING OF INTEREST TO WOMAN'S CLUB MEMBERS THIS WEEK AT ML CARROLL A number of members of the Freeport Woman's club are motor- Ing to Mt. Carroll Thursday and Friday to attend the thirty-sixth annual convention of the thirteenth district of the Illinois Federation of Women's clubs which convenes the two days In the Baptist church of that city. Among the women who are planning to attend are Mrs. C. W. Meier, president, Mrs. Frank H. Towslee, past president, Mrs, E. M. Hartfield, Mrs. A. H. Reiohel. Mrs. A. R. Dry, Mrs. W. W- Zelders, Mrs. Charles D. Knowlton, Miss Edith Knowlton, Mrs. W. F. Sohrag. Mrs. George Maurer, president of the Catholic Women's League, Mrs. Edna Lundgren, chairman of radio of the 13th district, and Mrs. Charles P, Gunther and Mrs. Mary Kleckncr, delegates from this organization, are also attending. Mrs. Kenneth D. Burrell, accompanied by Miss Clara Dorman, will give a program of song Friday afternoon. , Two well known club women, Mrs. A. R. Dry, of this city and Mrs. H. L. Heer, of Galena, were on the program today to address the meeting of the twelfth district of Illinois Federation of, Women's clubs that convened for a two day session at Belvidere this morning. Mrs. Dry's subject was "The Federation Closeup" and Mrs. Heer spoke on "Women's Part In Civilization." FREEPORT COUNTRY CLUB COMMITTEES ANNOUNCED Announcement has been made by the Freoport Country club of the following committees for the ensuing year: House—R. J. Stewart, chairman; A. C. Emrich, G. X. Cannon, W. H. Kunz. Grounds—Paul E. Wurtzel, chairman; B. C. Tmeblood, C. P. Young, W. A. Goddard, V. E. FIshburn. Sports—R. Capron Hunter, chairman; R. M. Seeley, D. M. Burrell, W. C. Pfender, Harry Rubendall, D. W. Hlrtle. Cards—Mrs. W. L. Calkins, afternoon; Mrs. H. F. Dorman, evening. GIRL SCOUT NEWS Girl scouts of troops 8 and 8 en- Joyed a visit from Miss Jane Olson, of the national staff, who has been conducting a girl scout lead- srshlp training course here. Girls of troop 8 joined the Embury girls for the last half of the meeting and all played scout games together. Miss Olson taught and directed some new games, which were en- poyed by the girls, Scouts Frances Holbert, Geraldine Holderman and Martha Swingley made and served samples of "Ring Turn Tiddy." which Is a special scout dish. On Saturday girl scourts of troop 3 enjoyed an all-day hike. Patrol Leaders Lois Llghthall. Evelyn Van Deest, Geraldine Holderman and Frances Kurz checked patrol equipment and gave each member a job before starting on the trail. Upon arrival at the woods, tho water carriers, wood-gatherers, fire-builders, and cooks went to work. The girls of the clean-up squad cleared up the temporary camp and saw that no papers, tin cans, or orange peelings were left to mar the beauty of the woods. Cooking was done by patrols, and even If some one did spill the chowder, girl scouts are always willing to share and patrol No. 4 did not suffer for want of food. Chocolate toast and hike peppermints were quite enjoyed. The glrU and leaders of troop 6 were happy to have as their guests, Miss Naidiene Kinney, and Miss Sally Fowler, girl scout leaders from Lancaster, Wis. AMERICAN LEGION PROGRAM FOR JUVENILES} MEETINtt ON THtmgPAY At a meeting to b* h*ld Thursday night, May 3, an organization tfrtll be effected for the purport of sponsoring *. "big brother" movement throughout Stephenson county. The affair Is being promoted by the American Legion and has as its chief purpose crime prevention among Juveniles. An extensive program la being mapped out by the Legion with Walter Mack In charge as general chairman. Executive and advisory committees have been named and will discuss their plan* at the Thursday night session. It Is the hope of those In crage of the movement to lead Juveniles onward to the development of good citizenship and to offer aid to minor boys and girls* regardless of race, color or creed. The county executive committee has been selected as follows: Walter E. Mack, chairman; D. H. Hardie, county commander of the Legion; Louis F. Relnhold, state's attorney; Harry E. Wheat, city attorney; Earl woodring, scout master; Maurice Phillips, in charge of community garden work, all of Fre«* port; E. A. Carlson, Lena; John 0. Hastings, Wlnslow; M. H. Bc-lender, Orangevllle, all representatives of the American Legion. The civilian representatives on the committee Iriclude the following; Mrs. Charles B. Zlpf, Norman Sleezcr, Rev. Daniel Dalley, Rev. 0. A. Bloomqulst, F, P, Donner, Scoutmaster C. B. Chatters, Miss HoaR, all of Freeport; the Lena and Winslow scoutmasters; Ralph W. Moore, Orange- cll!o, chairman of the county board of supervisors. The local advisory committee has seen named as follows:J. McKln- stra, C. Molter, Paul Frisble, C. Messing, J. Griswold, Roy Sanders, Chief of Police A. H. Wllkey, County Judge E. E. Laughlln, Sheriff E. L. Kalley, Dr. J. S. Clark, Arthur Moore, Lula Johnson, Franklin Seeker, W. E. Briggs and Charles McCool. Whore Juveniles are guilty of minor law violations they will be given an opportunity by being put on probation to a "big brother," whose duty it will be to aid in creating new interests for the violator and attempt to direct him or her along the proper lines. Athletic events and various kinds of entertainment are a part of the program to interest young persons in learning the proper method of living. , TWO FREEPORTERS ARE HONORED BY INSTITUTE OF AMERICANMALOGY: MARRIAGE LICENSES Raymond Thompson, Ellsworth, Iowa so Lois Olwn, same 28 George Millard, Portage, Wls. ...22 Thelma Wllcox, same 20 Leonard Caven, Baldwin, la 37 Alice Marvin, Spraguevllle, la, ...22 John Bogart, Rockford 26 Alice Stldgen, same .25 Thomas Garrlty, Beloit .........24 Audrey Gransee, same 21 Charles Hanshaw, Belolt, Wls. ...55 Mrs. Laura Mathews, same 50 Gordon Ellis, Evansville, Wis .24 Ruth Johnson, same 21 Herbert Beatty, Thayer, Mo. ... 21 Alpha Brown, same 18 Miss Carrie Emma Munn, of 24 North Grove avenue and Mrs. Frank N. Bass, of 1440 South Car-roll avenue, who have won local recognition for their work in genealogical and historical research, have been honored by "Who's Who In Genealogy" sketches of their work Included In the list of the leading active genealogical researchers In the United States, in The Handbook of .American Genealogy, recently Issued by The Institute of American Genealogy, Chicago. Recognition In this field affords access to trie extensive lineage files of the National Clearing House for Genealogical Information, as well as professional contact with genealogists In 1, 984 cities, In 1,285 counties throughout the United States and in 29 foreign countries, which will enable them to expand the scope of their work very materially. It will be of interest to the members and prospective members, and especially to the registrars of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames, and other hereditary-patriotic societies to learn that local residents have formed these International contacts, because they will make possible the necessary genealogical research to qualify for membership without outside aid. PAUL K, CRAWFORD SPEAKS TO KIWANIANS WEDNESDAY Paul K. Crawford, coach of the Freeport high school debate teams, will speak on forensic topics before the Freeport Klwanls club at the weekly meeting to be held Wednesday noon, at Hotel Freeport. Homer Ogle, high school winner in the recent state contest in orifilnal oratory will appear with Mr. Crawford on the program, Y, M, C, A, CAMP SCHOOL OPENED LAST NIGHT Last night the junior staff of the Y. M. O. A. ramp met in the first of a series of training school cessions, which will continue for six weeks. At these meetings the tent leaders for the coming session at the Archibald Lake camp will discuss the problems of camping with boys. The program for the coming season will be outlined and some new features discussed. No program is definitely settled upon In advance, for that is a matter for the rampers to decide; but the objective of the camp and the best ways of attaining those objectives are being seriously studied by the members of the junior staff. Each boy in this group of leaders has had at least three years' experience in camping with the Y. M. C. A., and several of them were with the very first Y. M. C. A- gypsy camp organized in Freeport. "No group of boys better fitted to help operate a boys' camp could be found than these lads," a Y. M. 0. A. official said. The_ leaders are John Erwin, Glen Folgate, Bruce Diehl. Lyle Cramer, Don Shafer, Emmerson Wittbecker, Emmerson Kailey and Jack Rhodes. Each Monday night, until camp opens, this group will meet at the Y. M. C. A. BLUEBLOODS TAKE OPERA OUT Of THE RED New York society dressed; as kings, duohessefl, counts and such, had a royal time at the glittering pageant staged to wipe out the $30,000 deficit of the Metropolitan Opera, thereby assuring another season. Prominent among the celebrants were Rosa Ponselle and Giovanni Martinelll, opera stars (left), and Mrs, Shevlin Smith and Prince Obolensky (right). NEW RACKET IS OPERATED BY SWINDLERS WHO POSE AS FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS A new form of swindle, which never fails to work where the victim is unaware of its operation has been uncovered In the east, and warnings are being broadcast In the hope that If the racket reaches the middle west store keepers and others in business will have become posted as to its workings. The game is usually worked by two strangers who drop into a retail place of business, and, displaying credentials and other Identifications of authority state that they are "department of Justice men" who are working on the Lindbergh kidnap- ing case, and have received information that some of the ransom money has been placed in circulation In the territory where the racket is being worked. They then show the merchants a long printed list of serial numbers of .currqpcy ,of several denomina-^ tibhs,-a"hcl ask permission to examine., the contents of the retailer's cash register, After looking at several bills one exclaims "there you are; that serial number is one of the list." They then proceed to confiscate several bills, In return for which they give the merchant a receipt made out from a book of blank forms which bears official-looking marks and apparently is an authentic federal receipt. The swindles explain to the merchant that the receipt can be "cashed at the postofflce," where government funds are always "on deposit to meet just such federal emergency." They then vanish, and of course the receipt is found to be worthless. The confidence men who work the game are of good appearance, and their manner of handling the racket is such as to arouse no suspicion in the mind of the merchant who gives up possession of the bills taken by the men. A call to the police station or to any peace officer would result in the arrest of the pair if the intended victims had the presence of mind to take that precaution.' HARRIS $300,000 DAMAGE SUIT MUST BE TRIED, SAYS APPELLATE COURT Decision of Judge Cavcrly, Who Had Thrown It Out of Court, Reversed Chicago, May 1—W—The $300,000 suit for breach of contract brought by James G. Clark of Mt. Klsco, N. Y., against Norman W. Harris, Chicago banker, was returned to the circuit court, for trial today by the appellate court. Judge John R. Caverly in the lower court had ruled that the sensational charges were contrary to public policy and should not be aired In his tribunal. The appeals court said he erred, and the case must be heard. Clark brought his claim against the young Harris Trust and Savings bank officer on the basis of alleged intimacies between Mrs. Clark and Harris at their Madison, Wis., home. He asserted that Harris, discovered in the Clark home, had agreed to pay him $500 a month for life and had made a will providing for Mrs. Clark, now divorced, and her children. Judge Caverly gave him a preliminary hearing and then threw the whole matter out of court, calling It a, "badger game" in which husband and wife were conspiring to bilk Harris. He found "strong evidence of collusion" between Mr. and Mrs. Clark to "entrap the defendant." Mrs. Clark Is the former Dorothy Funk of Des Moines. FORMER FREEPORTER HEADS BANK GROUP Kenosha, Wls., May 1.—Harry O. Stine, of KenoBha, former resident of Freeport, 111., was elected president of the Racine-Kenosha County Bankers' association. The organization comprises all the banks in the two counties. Freeport—Harry C. Stlne. is a son of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Stine, South State avenue. REPORTS OF BOMB PLOT, BELIEVED RELIABLE, BRING ^ ARMED FORCE SpringTleld, 111., May l.-(LP)—Reports that members of unemployed group who recently were denied the privilege of holding a meeting here would bomb the historic Sangamon county court house today led to the placing of armed deputies in and around the structure. Sheriff Allan Cole ordered the deputies to patrol the court house grounds last night following receipt of reports of the bomb plot, which he said came from what he believes is a reliable source. The threat to bomb - the court house, Cole said, appears to be.di- rected at him because of his stand in supporting Mrs. Nannie Fain, head of work relief in Capitol township, against opposition to her by unemployed groups of Springfield. Other deputies had broken up an unemployed meeting for which Cole had not given permission on April 13 at the court house. A handbill was circulated by the unemployed group denouncing the sheriff for his support of Mrs. Fain. A few days ago, Cole said, he received a report that the building would be bombed on or about May 1. Cole announced today that he is prepared to handle any emergency that may arise from May day meetings planned in Springfield today by unemployed groups. Three meetings will mark local observances of May day. Those conducting the meetings have been given permission to advertise them and have promised officials that there will be no violence and that their activities will be confined to the buildings in which the various meetings are held. Mrs. Agnes Burns Wieck, Belleville, former president of the Progressive Miners of America auxiliary, will be the principal speaker at two of the May day meetings. PUBLIC SPEAKING MEETINGS TO CONTINUE THIS WEEK Public speaking meetings sponsored by J. O. Paules, are being continued this week In a hall at the corner of West Exchange street and North Van Buren avenu«. The first of this series of meetings held Saturday night proved successful, Mr. Paules stated, many of those in attendance having participated In the discussion as to how to bring about better public times, MONGREL DOG ABLE TO SING FIVE NOTES Cincinnati, May l.—(IP)—Did you ever hear a dog singing? Well, Mrs, Anna Alexander did. She owns such a dog, Tim. This is not a back fence night- njare, He actually Identifies and Imitates 5 musical notes. His range Is within the key of E flat. When Mrs. Alexander plays chords on the piano, Tim gives voice—or bark—to tones of surprising resemblance. Now three, Tim began his warb» ling career at 18 months. Mrs. Alex* ander, herself a teacher of voice, first observed the dog's love of music, she said, when at a park concert, the animal sat without moving. Later, she noticed that he attempted to reproduce the tones which she played on the piano, and then she began the systematic "development" of his "talent." Like many other geniuses, Tim had humble beginnings. His lineage is undistinguished and in appearance he is part spaniel and part wire-haired terrier. Tim has made one public appear' ance. Last year, h« participated in an amateur night at a theater and was awarded a prize for his ability. ft. oiBteft BECOMES HEAD Of FREEFOftf OFFICE THtS MORNING Withdut Any formal ceremony, *)erd M, Giblef, hewly*appolnted postmaster, assumed his duties at th« ftWpOri office* *'t 1 o'clock this mOfrilfit. Hi* flfSt Cfflclal act Was to dlsjiatcIV to"; the .localsUpcrihtendeht of schools a, communication "om Washington), .suggesting that the schools throughput the nation observe in a proper > manner Mothers' Day,•which falls ori Sunday, May 13. It is suggested that programs bn held in the schools during the previous week. On entering the office Postmaster Olbler was greeted by employes of th« department, who extended best wishes to their hew "superior. Mr. Olbler advised the employes that h<t desired their complete co-op«ravlou . at all times and assured them that he would extend his co-operation In all matters of interest to the postal ' service and to the men, themselves. He added that he had the highest regard for his predecessor, Charles W. Meier who retired from office nt the close of business yesterday. Mr. Gibler explained that he had not sought.to oust Mr.' Meier from his position but since the Democratic administration saw fit to make a change he exerted his efforts to secure the appointment. "And even then I was a second choice," said . the new postmaster. "To the boys In the'servlce I am not 'Mr. Gibler' but merely 'Ferd'," he continued. Bond Approved Mr. Olbler received official notice from Washington this:morning' that his bond of $82,000, signed by a surety company, had been approved and he then became qualified to take over the duties of the office. Former Postmaster. Charles W. Meier called at the office during the morning to turn over all government property to his successor. Mr! • Gibler then, with the aid of Assistant Postmaster George M/ Fugate, began a check of the .property. The government property Is of such proportions that Mr. Gibler said he would .have an auditor make a complete checkup. REV, RALPH M, CRISSMAN, D, D,, FORMER RESIDENT OF FREEPORT RESIGNS CHARGE AT DETROIT Interesting to some of Freeport's older, families, -who knew Rev. Mr. , Crissman, pastor for a 'number of years of the 'Second Presbyterian church, and his family, is. the announcement of the resignation of Rev. Ralph MacClay Crissman, D. D,. from the Highland Park Presbyterian church, Detroit, on account of.ill health. .••.'..'. "'...•,. ; Dr. Crissman had been a prominent figure in the Preebyterian church. He held pastorates at G.alena, at Port Huron and Detroit, was moderator of the Presbyterian synod of Michigan one year, also moderator of the'Presbytery of Detroit and representative of the Detroit Presbytery at the Presbyterian general assembly oh several occasions. He is unmarried. He and his sister, Miss Louella Crissman, left for the south for rest and medical treatment last week. FEARS THAT DULL CLOTHES ENDANGER MASCULINITY Philadelphia, May 1—(IP)—If man doesn't dr*ss up in clothes that are gay, women will take his place in the next generation, in the opinion of Agnes Repller, Philadelphia essayist and commentator. "In nature, it is the male who is gaudy and decked in brilliant plumage," Miss Repller, who Is 73, said,'•.;. "During the '• past century that order!has been reversed. We should return to * the. fashions of the time of George -Washington. •••"If man is't?;compete; with the ascendance 'of women -{and even save himself from oblivion as an Individual he" must look to his clothing. He is faced with an increasingly dangerous rival whose name is 'Economic Independence.' "There is a danger that the! regimentation of modern life is stenl- Ing from man moro than is wholesome of his natural swagger of clank and color, of curled beard and waving plume. Man was intended to prance but modern civilization has made him drab. Women have all the glitter, while men ara reduced to the semblance of 'worker' bees. "At heart, you know, men still love to 'dress up.' If you don't believe it, watch a parade of Shrin- ers, or Elks, or Masons. "Women instinctively love a soldier. The reason may bs partly his carriage, but it's mostly in what he's wearing." FIFTEEN SHOTS FIRED INTO ' MEETING OF 300 PERSONS Lake Charles, La!, May 1—WP)—A white man was rtiot and dangerously wounded here today when 15 shots were fired Into a meeting of 300 persons, gathered to discuss the Longshore strike situation at the Texas and Sablne district* ports. Murphy Humphrey was the only man hit as the shots sprayed into the meeting. He was taken to a hospital In a critical condition, suffering from a wound in the head. Police arrested Elisha Catholic, 45-year.old negro member of the Louisiana Longshoremen's union, and six other negroes, in connection with the shooting. Sheriff Henry Reid said the shots were fired from Catholic's house. A fist fight in front of the meeting place was stopped by the poiu • shortly before Humphrey was wounded. After the shooting Uae meeting was dispersed by police. Lake Charles, classed as a Sabine district port, is affected by the general longshoremen's strike which became effective in the Texas ports afc midnight

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