Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on March 22, 1938 · Page 14
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Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois · Page 14

Freeport, Illinois
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Tuesday, March 22, 1938
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SrT Mduhdsville, W. Va* Mar. ^Aftdl Adkins was-gone today to the "glory" he envisioned as he dropped the swond time through Se fellows death trap In West Virginia's first triple execution for ' while guards adjusted straps on fre 26-year-old Huntington man's arms and legs and a crowd of 74 men' and one woman watched in fhe tiny Witness room last night, Something went wrong. *" Falls 9« Feet » There was a report like a pistol Ihofc and Adkins fell from behind the curtained platform through the trapdoor to the concrete 9H feet i, Guards quickly placed the dazed toan on a stretcher and handed him back through , the trap, blood trickling from a cut near his ear. Warden C. M. Stone said a spring had broken, causing the accident. f Seven minutes later, Adkins, supported by a guard, firmly told the spectators: , . * "I wish to see you all in heaven some day. ... I'm going to glory. . , . Goodbye." ,» There was another'sharp report f#9:02& p. m., and Adkins dropped finuiltanecrusly with a companion, 3ohn Travis, 25, to death. . * """"Third Man Follows Them J The two were followed 34 minutes latet by Arnett A. Booth, 46, confessed leader of the crime which led Jo ,the hangings. , \ * The three, all from Huntington, '» W. Va., were executed for kidnaping iDr*. James I. Seder, 78-year-old dry 1 leader, who was held captive 1 in a ' ifline for 11 days last November. Dr. 4Beder died as a result of pneumonia , four days after he escaped. * The kidnapers had*, demanded •450,000 ransom, none of which was ; jpatd. I * 4,AH three admitted their part in " 'the abduction, but Booth, who had 3nade no plea for clemency after, his f Sonviction, told an FBf a'gent'i'lew i SIOVIB before his'death'the name Vof a Cleveland Italian he claimed r Squally had suggested the kidnap- ing and planned It. iJVIL AVIATION IN COUNTRY f^llAST YftrCOST 348 LIVES $> I -Washington, March 22,—W—The W "bureau of air commerce reported to"•' I^day 348 lives were lost in American iiclvil ayiation during 193 1 ). *'-There were ',282, fatalities from ^miscellaneous flying (all clyi! avia : " except regular lines), and 6« i schedule flying (airlines). Our Franklin $725 County f up COAL Per Ton Cash Coal Co. ' '" MAIN 75 216 W. Stephenson St. • DEATHS Mtt* CWl»«, BOTtftd 4 _ a, lit,, M&fdh ».«.Mfld 01* son, 4i f was found dead at his home here' yesterday, tie was an employe of the e&itnty hlfhw&y dapmment. Sflfvivifii are his wife and two chil* dren. Mn, eharles Werniek, OrefoH Oregon, 111. * March 22.—Mrs. Sharles Wernick, 62, died at her home here yesterday, fhe former Stella McNames, she was born in Syron, June 26, 1685, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram McNames. Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Ulferts and LaVerne, both Of Oregon, two sons, Clifford of Oregon and Irvin of Rockford, two grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Bessie Alexander of Julesberg, Colo., and five brothers, Walter of Rockford, Lee of Geneva, la., Harry and Paul, both of Julesberg, and Claude of Missouri. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the home, South 5th street, and at 2:30 p. m. at the Methodist church, the Rev. G, B. Draper officiating. Burial will be in Rlverview cemetery. Mr*, tfa BulUsrbfttigh, Formerly of Lanark Lanark, 111., March 22.—Relatives here have received word of the death of Mrs, Ira Butterbaugh, 72, Saturday at 4:85 p. m. at her hdme In Pasadena, Calif, Mrs. Butterbaugh was a former Lanark resident, leaving here several years ago. She Is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Stattler, Pasadena, Calif,, Mrs, Hazel Wingerd, Empire; Calif., and Mrs. Edith Hartman of Mt. Carroll,, and six grandchildren. Her husband preceded her In death. Burial will be in California, Mrs. Lydla Glessner, Waterloo, la. Waterloo, la., March 22.—Mrs, Lydia Glessner, a resident of Waterloo and vicinity for 23 years, died of bronchial pneumonia Sunday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs; Floyd Davis, She was 68 years old. Lydla Ann Pentlcoff, daughter of Reuben and Mary Penticoff, was born April 17, 1889, in Stephenson county, Illinois, where she was married to Charles M, Reed Dec, 7, 1883. He died NovT-,27, 1915. On Nov. 1, 1917, she was married to J. T. Glessner* • ' . Surviving are two daughters, Mrs, Davis, and Mrs. Charles Snyder,. Waterloo, and four sons, Lawrence Reed, Milwaukee, Wis.; Earl P, Reed, Durand, 111.; Harvey N. Reed., Richmond, Ind,, and Miles M. Reed, Oregon City, Ore.; two sisters, Mrs. Salinda Lahre, Savanna, 111., and Mrs. George Shock, Los Angeles, Cal. Also surviving are four brothers, Louis and Charles Pentlcoff, Freeport, HI.; Harry, Los Angeles, and Harvey, Hammond, Ind. Funeral services were held today at First Evangelical church with Rev. J. S. Deedriok, pastor, officiating. • ' ... :,•..••.,•...•.. . ' FUNERALS John Sohulz, Monroe Monroe, Wis,, Mar. 28.—Funeral services were held today for John Schulz, 81, who died Sunday afternoon. Surviving are a brother, Edward, Muskegon, Mich., and three sisters Mrs. Julia Thorpe, Mitchell, S .D., Mrs, Mary Kllnt, Gann Valley, S, D., L >nd Miss Lydia ^cjiulz, .Monroe. ' Mrs. Eli Smith, Rockford Rockfoi-fl, 111,, March 22.—Funeral services for Mrs. Eli Smith, 84, who died Saturday, were held today at Here's One of Our REMODELING IDEAS Prom the simple Cape Cod cot• tage shown in the circlet, was developed the English house in the larger illustration— by adding two wings; one for garage and one for enclosed porch. The roof structure was also altered by the addition of upper story window frames, and the lower part of the house was worked in stone. A plan supervised by our Architectural Service man, best of materials which we sell, good local workmen, financing— are the steps we are ready to take for you —to make a plan such as the one above a reality. This pne and hundreds of others come from our plan books, Won't you start now while good workmen can still be had. Then in summer, the work will be done and you can enjoy an up-to-date home whose actual value Js Increase^ daily more than the cash outlay. Call on us 07 call us NOW. We Cooperate with l*oc«l Contractor* Free FinancingoMPUnfiirvg Service „„ fi6fS«. paitar of & Prince* ; »M1^7smjfe» tttttt ofcSCWd slxty*lhffd Weadlfigf ftnnivl6r* *ary in Baftetnbef, 1987, Wets hon* ered at the siaiji annual Hoithern Illinois pl&me 6f tttt *rtie Vow Keepers 1 elub at frttpwt Airg, 7* ids?, The smith* had b*«n Married longer than any ethet couple at» tending the affair. The organization is made up of couples who have been married 60 year* or more. Mrs. Smith was active in work of the Woman's Relief Conjs here. Marry fi. Gemmill, Shannon Shannon, 111., March 22.—Funef* al services for Harry E. Oemmill were held from the home at one o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. S. O. ffiberle, pas? tor of the Evangelical church. The Masons, with Boy Bray, of Lanark, conducting the Masonic burial service, had charge of the rites at the grave. The casket bearers were brother Masons: Walter O. flyers, Ernie Frey, M, L. Woessner, M. Earle Baum, Ernie Payne and Louis Cheeseman. Mrs. Harry Welgle and Mrs. George Nichol had charge of the flowers, Those from a distance were Mr. Gemmlll's sister, Mrs. Etta Hubbard, and son, Clifford Hubbard; Mrs, Leonard Neighbor and son, Hubbard, of Rock Island; Mrs. Edna Gemmlll and son, William, of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Haight, of Freeport; Mr. and Mrs. Orvllle Sturtevant and Mr. and Mrs. George McNutt, of Rock Island. John Gemmill, of Racine, was here on Saturday but was unable to remain for the funeral services; Mrs. Charles Cheese'man, Sr., Shannon Shannon, 111., March 22.—Rev, Theodore Potter, pastor of the Methodist church, preached the sermon at the funeral of Mrs. Charles Cheescman, Sr,, which was held from the home at three o'clock. Sunday afternoon, Rev. John Beck and wife, of Pearl City, sang several selections. Pall bearers were John Carman, John Smith, Robert Porter, Irvin Snavoly, Frank Hels- ler and Herman Dole. Those from a distance attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. B. J, Sorter, Mr. and Mrs, Gregg Nese- meler, Mrs. Lyda Warner, Roy Hlgglnbottom, of Rockford; Fred Hyzer, of Rlchland, la.; Miss Ruannette Palsgrove, Mrs. Ranle Smith, Mrs. Flossie Moore, of Clinton, la.; Miss Sylvia Deets, of Haldane; Mrs. Kenneth Renner, of Mt, Carroll; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Cheeseman, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Oheeseman, Miss Maude Cheeseman, of Freeport; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fredrlcks, of Sterling. Lawrence O. Wurstcr, Elizabeth Elizabeth, 111., March 22.—Hundreds of friends paid their last respects to Lawrence O. Wurster, 44, resident of this city and agricultural leader, at funeral services conducted here Monday afternoon. The large Methodist Episcopal church was filled to capacity as people of all walks of life gathered for the last rites. The business houses of the city were closed during the funeral. The services were conducted from the home at 1:30 o'clock and at the church at 2 o'clock with the pastor, the Rev. W. H. Ake, In charge. J. L. Greenup of Chicago sang three selections, "Going Home," "In the Garden," and "My Wonderful Dream," with Mrs. Homer E. Kearnaghan playing the piano accompaniment. • Oasketbearers were: Henry B. Brunnemeyer of Rockford, H. C. Hickman of Scales Mound, Homer E. Kearnaghan, B. L. McNabb, Joseph L. Graham, and L. O. Graves while honorary pallbearers were Burl J. Reed and Fred E. Hopkins. The exceptionally largo floral offerings were under the charge of the Misses Dorothea H. Barton, Ethel L. Myers. Mildred Dawe and Olive •lepson. Members of the Kavanaugh lodge Mo. 35, A. F. & A. M. of Blizabeui ntl' ncled the services In a body and conducted the Masonic rites at the erave in the Elizabeth cemetery. Mr. Wurster had been prominent in local civlo life and county agrl- cultural circles for the past several years, Besides heading the Insurance department of the Jo Davless county farm bureau he was a prominent member of the Elizabeth Commercial club, the Elizabeth Masonic order, the Methodist Episcopal church and the Elizabeth Parent- Teacher association. C. W. Duerrsteln, Giilena Galena, 111., March 22.—^uno'-ii services for c. W. Duerrstein, who died Sunday afternoon at ^:4;> i- t u heart attack while addressing a meeting of bee keepers at Oregon, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the family home in Guilford township to the Nash funeral chapel at 2:30, The Rev. E A. Ballis of the First Presbyterian church wll lofficiate, and burial will be made in Grenwood cemetery. John J. Callahan, Galena Galena, III., March 22,—Funeral services for John J, Oallahan, World war veteran who died at his liome in Rawlins township yesterday of an illness caused by wounds received in overseas service during the war, will be held at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning from thf !(>•"••- ty home and at 0:30 o'clock from St. Michael's Catholic church. The rie. J. T. Donahue will officiate and burial will be made in St, Michael's cemetery. Mr. Callahan, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Callahan, was born in Guilford township June 17 i»iu and lived near Galena all his life. He entered the Uintscl o>..._.:; J. H. Patterson Co. •• 324 & Stephen*on St. Main 303 we arrn> in Iftfc Miff, ffl&ntrW fcteiiett Itt f ihft'M«ms*Ar«(»mB, ltd St. Mihiei. Wdurided at the front, Mr, Oaliahan nevW entirely recovered. tte'was married jM»<r fc MM to Agtte* Dillon Ift Si, MiehWs (Mho- He enureh by tht fcev 1 , Pft Srt&ftna- han. Me was a devoted member 6f St. Michael's Catholic .church all' his life. '-..• ,-': ' Mr. caliahafc'l* survived by. his widow, six children, Florence, John Jr., Donald, Raymond, Anthony and Charles! one brother, George of Guliford. One "brother died in infancy. HE TO TUX fContlnued rrom Page would yield only approximately $19,000,000 per year and that the pork tariff would 'produce no revenue. "Both of these changes the treasury regards as undesirable," Magill said. "Consumption taxes In general take little account of the income or wealth of the taxpayer. . . . Consequently, the treasury has held the view, expressed by the secretary last fall, that the number of- consumption taxes should be reduced as the state of the revenues permits." THOUSANDS OF GEESE FEED NEAR'SIOUX CITY ' Sioux City, la, March 22.—(UP)— Tens of thousands of snow (pure white) and blue geese were feeding today in green fields of winter wheat between, here and Missouri Valley, Iowa. In some instances the white geese were so numerous that the fields appeared covered with snow. SIREN! WHERE'S THE FIRE? IT'S IN HIS OWN TRAILER Carneys Point, N. J.—March 22.— (U 3 )—A 0. Smith, Klnderhook, motor- Ing through here with his trailer in tow, heard the wail of a siren. "A fire," he said to his wife. ' He was right. The fire was in his trailer. As he drove into town, smoke was seen pouring from the trailer, A telephone call sent firemen in hasty pursuit and they caught him—just in time. CLEANING EVAPORATES $130 LEFT IN TROUSERS POCKET Boston, March 22.—(LP)—When Clayton Hartford sent his trousers to the tailor they received a thorough cleaning, He told police that he left $130 in the watch pocket. Hurrying to the cleaners he found the trousers —cleaned in the progress of the $130. , DR. MonOAN RETt OtttO; ttfi MAS NO _______ STAttiMEKt ¥d litAKfi Yellow today his flat refusal ',E6 frteee f>re%- dent Roos^velfs" rettlealb, HhUt- he ' give "any reason" wh be removed as chairrnltt of trie nessee Valley Authority,' 1 ""'•'***, "1 have no furtfter statement to make, other than what 1 told the president yesterday," Morgan said, following his return to his Yellow Springs home. President Roosevelt had given Morgan until this afternoon to provide "any reason." There were indications In Washington that if President Roosevelt did not hear from Morgan he might issue an executive order to remove the chairman. Morgan declined comment on what steps he would take in such nn event. He said he planned to go to Chicago tomorrow and that his other plans were uncertain. The chairman, storm center of a controversy Involving, the TVA, came here to obtain some old records, apparently for , use In , his controversy with his co-directors, David E, Lllienthal and'H. A. Morgan. : . . , : EDDIE CANTOR DOFFS HAT TO FAMILY WITH 8 GIRLS Cleveland, March 22.—(LP>—Rev. and Mrs. Roger F. Nickel announced the birth of their eighth daughter, Grace Mulda (8 pounds, 14 ounces), and soon after received this letter from Eddie Cantor: "Just received -word of the arrival of your eighth daughter. Congratulations. I didn't know until today .that I'm only an amateur. All good wishes." The score: Nickels, 8; Cantors, 5 —all girls. YOUTH DOES GOOD DEED BUT REWARD COSTS HIM Collingswood, N. J., March 22.—(LP) —John Pennington, 16, "took" his reward for being a good Samaritan and ended with being placed on probation for six months. Mrs. Mae Green of Westmont stalled her automobile. The youth volunteered to help start the machine. Pennington succeeded in starting the car, but instead of stopping at the nearest curb, con- 'tlnued on. He returned 40 minutes later with the explanation "that he had taken a "joy ride" as payment for his services, The song "Dixie" was composed in 1859 and used by the Confederates as a war song. PRISOP WHO TRIED n «K6 L MUST SERVE 60 DAYS , in- shaft 24 Houra af«* hfe had &ttemp> W Kiiunittttlf ift the eottoiy jwi w slashing Hi* threat wth watte, OMfle* Tiitdn, 9s, a , eimi* <f uilt&ef ft ehwge ef dttMrtteftt/af property and to ft&rtfe 80 days «i - , , „ . wa^ sentenced by County Judge 0, M. Wllliftffuj late yesterday AfterttoW , aftef seveffti perflens Identlffett/hlni .OS the person whd threw' a fotetc- through a window of the Hfifite Lumber and supply company '-'bfiice 'Gri" Kllburn avenue Match lit. BANK CASHIER IS : r $t«|f,T018 '.• ' : ;YIAR$ IN PRISON Danville, 111.? March 22,— (^—August Keller,. 'deputy circuit clerk of St. Clftlr> county, was appointed receiver today for the bankrupt estate of George Wutler, who was sentenced yesterday to 15 years' imprisonment on his plead of guilty to an embezzlement charge, Wuller, indicted for embezzling $190,000 from the Belleville' (111,), Bank and Trust company, of which he was cashier, was expected to be taken to the Lewisburg, Pa., federal .penitential Thursday. TWO SISTERS VICTIMS OPBRUTAL BEATING AND ONE OF THEMES Montgomery, Ala., March 22.— (fP) —Brutally beaten in a thicket near here, Miss Eunice Ward, 48, former president of the Alabama Nurses association, died today Her sister, Lillian, 52, a retired navy nurse, also attacked, was recovering from a terrific beating she said was administered by a negro who robbed the sisters as they were picking, wild flowers, Police held three negroes for in m btudgeontog flf detbfUsh duting" iwe til Sunday FORMAL BANQUET TONIGHT FOR VISITING ANO DIRECTORS Champaign, 111., Match A formal banquet will be held to» night for band directors attending the ninth annual convention of the American Bandmasters association. Directors from various sections of the United states and Canada teg* istered yesterday, the opening day. , The first day's sessions were de* Voted to the reading of reports by President A. A. Harding, dlrectdr of the University of Illinois bands and Secretary-Treasurer Glenn Cllffe Bainum, director of the Northwest* ern university bands. QUAINT ENGLISH NOT CHAUCER'S OR KING'S BUT ENTERTAINING NEVERTHELESS Santa Fe, N. M. ( March 22,— (IP)— J. H. (Bert) Baker, clerk "In the automobile license bureau, has on file a letter from a "frend" who said he paid too much "monle*' for his "bustd truke" license and wanted a refund. Following is the letter: "Dear Mister Burd Baker "Trucke Lisens depart.. Court Room "My frend I was write this to-let you no thet you cheeted me to much for my trucke wen you mad me giv you 13 and twlnty fiv sents for 2 plates for my Old fode becus it is to •old and runs sometime not any and becus of trouble I hav a wife what does not work so you se I cant pay good monle like those for my famley and a bustd trucke "My nomber Is in the booch and I live at - — and ram ' Please writ as I nead the monie. "Your frend "P. -S. My frends tole me thet I was to pay onlie 10 dollers wich is to much for this old junk. "Dont send the monie to my wife becose I dont get it." ' STANDARD Easier to buy than ever, for motorists who want only the finest Pennsylvania motor oil! In addition to all outlets where it has been available regularly... Now also at OIL DEALERS "»* ,S,V*,000 U)M wast, fetakt flirt brick fjuildiSg- of IKfr UfctSWftt company, ff« ote& wll tt$&W in* jured. Ftfemefl, wha isttfftttid ag6 at rnlrW MOISTURE STORAGE SEEN FOR ARID DAKOTA LAND '. fa*rge,' tt/ farmersI,iff thaV Dakota" wM"eMhi Missouri «V«f— indomitable individuals • wh*, htft been victims -.of,.drouth fdf a rtwft yfl«,rt-4tf4"WSm»te»I i&fr-I44tf$6 ait through the gloom of depression, RalfiTind anows^ *h«YtMfl£i thit win build tip the^bltfFwMrvt against drouth, have com* w th«i« m abundance since last summer. 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