Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 7, 1960 · Page 2
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Freeport, Illinois
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Thursday, July 7, 1960
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Elizabeth Girl Is Hospitalized After Accident ELIZABETH - Miss Dolores Mitchell of Elizabeth is expected FREEfW JOURNAL -STANDARD PAGE 4 THURSDAY, JUtY 7, 1960 talized. They were Miss Jackie- Flake, a friend of Miss Mitchell's, and Miss Flake's mother, Mrs. Merrill Flake. Authorities said the car went , , , out of control near San Pedro. to be released from a Los Anpc- • Ca , jf md crarf|ed jnto a ditch les, Calif., area hospital this week ;T ] 10 car was nearly demolished, after being involved in an auto-i Nick Fox. a retired Elizabeth mobile accident last week in farmer, is a patient at Savanna California, according to word re- City Hospital after suffering se- ceived here. verc leg burns severa' days ago RecaHs When Village Was 'Yellow Creek' Nate Collier, Nationally Known Cartoonist, Keeps Close Tab On Hometown Of Pearl City By MRS. DONALD BARKLOW Pearl Cily Correspondent PEARL CITY — A nationally known cartoonist, humorist and poet who grew up in Pearl City has kept in constant touch with Miss Mitchell, the daughter of at the home of his daughter, Mrs. I (ne stephenson County commun- Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence \V. Mil- William J. Costello Jr. |j (y wn ich he left over 40 years chell, was en route home from a Fox said he was burning some j ago. visit with relatives in California wa ste paper when his clothing j Nate Collier, at the time of the crash. Another ignited, passenger in the car, Mrs. Lela Flawle, was fatally injured . Two other passengers, beside 4-H 3DO FFA Miss Mitchell, were also hospi-i Group Activities Every Tues., Wed. and Sat. Red Cedar tontine On the Edge of Freeport Highway 20 West Red Buttons Red Buttons 4-H Club is plan- mode whose cartoons have appeared in the Saturday Evening Post, the old Judge magazine. Colliers and the London Opinion, to name just a few, still writes an occasional article i of reminiscence for the local weekly newspaper, the Pearl City News. In fact the 76-year-old Collier is known as the "New York corning a tour of local plants and j respondent" of the paper, stores Friday beginning at the; Returned In 1918 Union Dairy ;il 9:30 a.m. I J he amiable cartoonist returned to Pearl Cily from New York for .sjx months in iniJLJp edit the local newspaper while its editor, 0. Glenn Hooker, served in the Army during World War 1. The semi-retired Collier is now living in Riverdale, N.J., a small community in the northern part of the state. His home is "only a stone's throw from George Washington Bridge" which spans the Hudson River,' joining New York and New Jersey. 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Lehn- Polo Council Lets Contract On Alley Job POLO—The City Council Tuesday awarded a contract for paving and installing a water main and fire hydrants in an alley between Division and Franklin streets to Robert Propheter Construction Co. of Sterling. Pearl City correspondent is Mrs. Donald Barklow— Phone Ited 144 Collier has been a free lance cnrtoonist and writer of humorous articles and poetry for the past 37 years. He docs all his work at home now, mailing material to newspapers and magazines throughout the country. Me resigned from his last regular job in 1952 with the National Assn. of Manufacturers for whom he worked 16 years. Worked With Will Rogers Some of the accomplishments of which he is most proud include the illustrations he did for the late Will Rogers. Collier illustrated a number of Roger's newspaper articles ancl-hrs book "The Illiterate Digest." Collier later presented a copy of Hie book to the Pearl City library. The easy-going Collier also played a role in the election of William Hale Thompson as mayor of Chicago in 1915 with his political cartoons. At the time, Collier was employed as an editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Evening Journal. Mayor Thompson thought so highly of Collier's car toons mat he had three of his originals framed on the wall of his office. •••• ' Nate Collier was connected with month rejected a single offer on I the project and voted to seek new bids. The alley is to be reconstructed and 8-inch fire hydrants installed at each end and a 6-inch hydrant in the center.' An 8-inch water main will replace the present 3- inch pipe which, councilmen say, critically limits fire protection. In other business Tuesday, the Council voted to seek bids on painting the water pumping station and approved payment of current bills. WCTU Elects Mrs. James Reid was re-elected president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union at a meeting Tuesday in the home qf Mrs. William Sheely. Other officers are: Mrs. Orville West, vice president; Miss Lydia Wolfe, secretary; and Mrs. Henry Stauffer, treasurer. NATE COLLIER movie cartoons at one time. He drew the animated figures for the Kalzcnjammcr Kids, Happy Hooligan, Krazy Kat, Silk Hat Harry and Mutt and Jeff movie cartoons for four years. Born Near Orangcville Although he is far removed from the Midwest today, Collier still reminisces about his boyhood days in the Pearl City area. Born in 1883 in a log cabin one mile north of Orangeville, Collier says of the event, "I heard that Abe Lincoln was born in a log cabin- so I did my best to come as close to that as possible." He moved to Pearl City with his parents in 1888, although the community at that Lime was known as "Yellow Creek." His father, James Rilcy Collier, operated a photographic gallery in a tent here and also worked as a cooper. Collier says he "vividly remembers the time he and several other local residents found, pearls in Yellow Creek in the early 1890s. In 1893 the village was incorporated and its name was changed to Pearl City because of the pearls discovered in the stream," Ambidextrous Pitcher The versatile Collier also has an avid interest in athletics. He pitched for the Pearl City "Browns" in the early 1900s and THIS SUMMER (and every summer) Try a new /tameless electric range in your kitchen for 60 days MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE Prove to yourself that electric cooking can keep your kitchen at least 10° cooler this summer—or your money back. Electric surface units transfer heat directly into the pot—not your kitchen. Ovens are insulated on all six sides (not just five). See your appliance dealer for details on the cleanest, coolest cooking there is—backed by a money-back guarantee of satisfaction. See your dealer for details A v Public Service Company Cheat* from the** famous brands: WESTINGHOUSE • FRIGIDAIRE • WARDS SIGNATURE • GENERAL ELECTRIC MONARCH • GIBSON • PHILCO • KELVINATOR • HOTPOINT • SEARS KENMORE © Commonwealth Edison Company herr was reported missing June 30th by his wife. The boat has not been found. Lehnherr and his family moved to Monroe several weeks ago. He is a graduate of Platteville, Wis., State College. You can buy a set of bagpipes In Scotland for prices ranging from $66.40 to $280. Don't pass the buck- GIVE YOUR BUCKS to the Party of your choice! DIG DOWN! Contribute DIG IN! Work for your Party VOTE! Published at a public service in cooperation with The Advertising .Council and the Newspaper Advertising Executives Association :laims he could pitch with both his right and left hands. He said he will never forget one summer afternoon in which he was a "victim of circumstances." Collier pitched a one-hitter that day against the Stockton ball team but the opposing hurler, who had the unusual name of "Bunker" Hill, threw a no-hitter—beating the Pearl City club 1 to 0. Then in 1904, at the age of 21, he began his artistic career, attending art schools in Indianapolis, Ind., and Kalamazoo, Mich. The following year, he had his first cartoon published, appearing in the old Freeport Standard. Collier joined the staff of the Kokomo, Ind., Dispatch as a cartoonist in 10(16 and later ran an illustrated humorous column in the Duluth, Minn., News Tribune which he called "A Little Dope On The Side." Worked On Many Newspapers He was then employed by a number of Midwestern and Eastern newspapers during a career which took him to Chicago, Cleveland and Sandusky, Ohio, New York City, and several other cities. Artistic ability seems to run in his family as Collier's two sons, Theron and Thurlo, have both followed in their father's footsteps. They also live in New Jersey and work at an art studio in New York Cily. The younger Colliers draw antimated figures for television commercials. Collier's main hobby now is golf, a sport he still plays with great enthusiasm. "My biggest thrill in the game came in 1954 when I carded a holc-in-one on a 205- yard hole on a New York golf course," he said. The Nate Collier of 1960, as witty a personality as ever, says "I want my friends back in Pearl City to know that I don't feel any older today than I did at 50 and I'm still full of 'wim,' 'Wigor' and 'witality.' " Apple River Woman, Children Hurt In Crash APPLE RIVER—An Apple River woman, Mrs. Orville Bolclt, and her two children, Connie, 10, and Jeffrey, 4, were hospitalized Wednesday following a car-milk truck collision about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on a gravel road near Schapville. Mrs. Boldt and her children are reported in satisfactory condition today at St. Francis Hospital, Freeport. Mrs. Boldt suffered an ankle fracture and her daughter sustained a fractured left leg. The Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Department investigated the accident. Stockton Art League Plans Annual Exhibit And Sale Next Week STOCKTON - The Stockton Art League has announced it wilj hold an art exhibit in conjunction with the "Lions Club Carnival" here July 14-16. The exhibit, located in the Town Hall, will be open from 1 to 5 and from 7 to 10 p.m. on those dates. The best work of local artists Polo correspondent is Miss Josephine Lindcmann— Phone 6-2263 Plans were announced /or a county meeting to be held *n the near future and also for a local WCTU picnic to be held Aug. 2 in the home of Mrs. Martin Waite. A billboard to be placed at Stratford Corners by the WCTU was reported near completion and will soon be erected. Following committee reports, Mrs. John Cunningham reviewed a chapter of the book "Really Living." 84 Attend Camp Eighty-four girl scouts at f ended "Day Camp" at White Pines State Park June 27-July 1, according to camp directors Valeria Carman and Betty Erdmier of Shannon. Girl scouts from Polo ; Shannon, Forreston and Milledgeville took part in the camping program. Mark Twain wrote that .the Pony Express riders "go swinging away like a belated fragment of a storm." during the past two years will be exhibited as no art show was held last year. A number of oil and pastel paintings, all of which are framed, will be on sale. en News FREE SERVICES OFFERED TO HOMEMAKERS Help with baking or cooking problems; Recipe and menu suggestions; Home visits by appointment; fnt recipes arc available each month. To save some time when serving, scoop ice cream, place on waxed paper on a cookie sheet and return" to freezer until needed. 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