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Bloomington, Illinois
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Wednesday, November 27, 1957
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i. IllilH.. Li. ' -l' IUL" ''""L ll -s f Vc-rWll saws' i I Used Clothing Response Overwhelms Jaycee Team "Bundle Days" in Bloomington Schools Monday and Tuesday netted approximately 3,000 pounds of good, used clothing for needy children, Junior Chamber of Commerce Chairman John Campbell reported Wednesday. "The response was tremendous," he said. "School principals said they had never seen anything like it." The chairman said that he and five other Jaycees expected to spend only an hour Tuesday afternoon collecting the clothing at various schools. "It ended up with six men and three trucks devoting three hours to the job," he said. "We were all overwhelmed at the way the kids came through. There were bundles wrapped in newspapers, packed in cartons and some even done up in meat wrapping paper. All of it was just what we'd asked for." A dozen Jaycees spent Tuesday night sorting the clothing arid packing it in sacks provided by the Save the Children Federation. There were 146 bags of about 20 pounds each. The clothing will be shipped Fri day to the distribution center at IKnoxville, Tenn. rantagraph. IUoominttun, ITL, Wrd. Nor. T7, 1957. Etrtt DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS Hungry Bridegroom New York () The eyes of quintuplet Cecile Dionne are only for her husband, Philippe Langlois, as he eats spaghetti in restaurant here. The couple was married Saturday. . Women's Freedom Crusader Responsible for Thanksgiving Sarah Hale's Persistence Brought Holiday By HUGH A. MULLIGAN AP Staff Writer Housewives slaving over a hot oven will never believe it, but the Idea for making Thanksgiving a national holiday came from a suf fragette editor who campaigned all her life to set women free, Had she envisioned the kitchen bondage that Thanksgiving brought about for her fellow fe males (a word she detested), mm tant feminist Sarah Josepha Hale, the high priestess of fashion in the mid-19th century, might have dropped the whole thing in favor of one of her many other causes CAUSE "COLLECTOR" Sarah collected causes the way some women treasure old china or souvenir salt sellers. During her 40 years as editor of Godey's Lady's Magazine, a sort of early American Vogue, she strode the journalistic ramparts in behalf of women's colleges, old sailors homes, free public play grounds, day nurseries and mis sionary funds for "heathen lands." But no cause gripped editor Hale like the cause of Thanksgiving. "We have too few holidays," she wrote in 1827. "Thanksgiving like the Fourth of July should be a national festival observed by all our people ... as an exponent of our Republican institutions." CAMPAIGNED 35 YEARS That was the opening gun. For the next 35 years, Sarah pestered presidents and governors and congressmen with all her editorial skill and the mounting prestige of Godey's Magazine. Both were con siderable. While firing off spirited, impas sioned letters to Presidents Fill more, Pierce, Buchanan and Lincoln, she kept the cause alive on the home front with tempting Thanksgiving menus, like "ham soaked in cider for three weeks stuffed with sweet potatoes and baked in maple syrup," but always insisted that roast turkey and pumpkin pie were "an indispensable part of a good and true Yankee Thanksgiving." Before Sarah went to bat, Thanksgiving was celebrated in a haphazard and sporadic fashion, FIRST IN 1621 The Pilgrims, of course, got the ball rolling at Plymouth in 1621, the autumn after the Mayflower landed, when as colonist Edward Winslow reported: "Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent foure men on fowling so that we might in a more speciall manner rejoyce together." Of the 102 passengers who arrived on the Mayflower, only 55 lived long enough to sit down to the first Thanksgiving dinner. The survivors had suffered cold, hunger and disease, had been terri fied by Indians "skulking about" and frightened near out of their wits by the nightly "roar of lions" and occasional wolves who "sat on their tayles and grinned" at them. Still, they had much to be thankful for. The Indians had proved friendly, two even spoke English, and the harvest had been bounti ful. NO PUD?KIN PIE " Although there were only five adult women on hand to do the cooking, the first Thanksgiving feast actually lasted three days and included dishes that ranged from turkev. deer, lobster and clams to watercress salad, baked Indian pudding and two varieties of wine and Holland beer. Pumpkin pie didn't make the original menu because the Pilgrims had not yet learned what to do with this outsized vegetable. Thursday seems to have been a favorite day, but most of the early Thanksgivings were held at vari- ous seasons of the year, usually j to celebrate specific events like: the arrival of a ship or new baby,) a victory over the Indians, who by now had dropped off the guest list, and the accession of William and Mary to the throne. ONE AT VALLEY FORGE Records preserved at The Hague tell of a rather grisly Thanksgiving in 1644, when the New York Dutch marched to Greenwich, Conn., shot or burned alive 500 Indians, then returned for a sumptuous holiday banquet. By the time the 13 colonies had organized into a shaky wartime government under the Articles of Confederation, the custom of an autumn Thanksgiving, always on a Thursday, was well established. Washington proclaimed a Thanksgiving at Valley Forge in 1777. New Hampshire - born Sarah, rock ribbed and four square for union in the gathering secession debate, saw Thanksgiving as a method of binding Area Churches List Thanksgiving Plans Special Services To Be Held To Mark Day ber so that the nation might give thanks to Almighty God for blessings received. Thanksgiving was not only once again proclaimed by presidential decree, but for the first time became a national holi day. It is somewhat ironic that editor Hale, who made the turkey a national festive bird, is best remembered as the author of "Mary Had a Little Lamb," an animal that never made the Thanksgiving market list in Godey's Lady's Magazine. DANVERS (PNS) Union Thanksgiving services will be held at 8 p. m. Wednesday at the North Mennonite Church. The Rev. Richard Prochnow, pastor of the Baptist Church, will deliver the sermon. The Rev. Arnold Funk and the Rev. Ike Meyer will also take part in the service. The program will include organ music by Mrs. Jeannette Hayslip and an anthem by the Danvers Ministers Quartet. Other Thanksgiving services in clude those at Mackinaw Dells MACKINAW DELLS The Good field Apostolic Christian Church and the Mackinaw Dells Church will join for a union service at 10 a. m. Thursday at the church here. the Morton Mennonite Church. The Rev. Kenneth Good will be in charge. He will be assisted by the Rev. Milo Nussbaum, pastor of the Groveland Evangelical Mennonite Church. A preparatory service will be held at 7:30 $200 in Prizes Offered For Best Lighted Homes Prizes totaling $200 will be awarded in the 1958 Christmas Home Lighting Contest sponsored by the Bloomington-Normal Jay cees, Chairman Hugh Stevenson announced today. ins to category and not location, Mr. Stevenson said. Another important rule change this year restricts the eligibility of winners of previous years. Persons who have won prizes in The contest has been changed P to this year, he said. A grand sweep stakes prize of 550 will be awarded to the display judged best in the Twin Cities. Nine other prizes include Co. Jla and 510 as first. second and third in the following j classifications: outdoor, religious and window-doorway. The sweep stakes winner will not be eligible for another prize, but it will be entered in the national General Electric Co. lighting contest. CATEGORY BASIS Last year, 5125 was awarded on the basis of category and location. Judges were obligated to award prizes in districts where very little home decoratinz had been with the same display as they used;1" of originality, artistic merit, L:zM-ing technique and ingenuity. Th decision of the judges mill be final. COST NOT FACTOR A simple, uncluttered inexpensive display can be just as impressive as one which costs a lot of money to set up, the chairman stressed. before. "We hope more Twfn City resi- Sporsors of the annual contest ?fr f0 are Illinois Power Co., the Daily Pan ta graph and the Jaycees. DEADLINE DEC. H Entry blanks, which will he this contest," he said. The chairman, an employee ct General Electric Co.. is a native Bioomingtonian. He has been a Jaycee two years. He and hl wife. printed in the Daily Pantagraph.1 the former Ruth Wright of B'.oom- must be postmarked prior to mxi-iington. live at 1005 S. Madison St. night Saturday. Dec. 14. That is 'They are the parents of a s:x also the deadline for telephoning ' month old daughter, Phyllis Lynn. entries to the chairman's wife at 5-2621. Mailed entries should be addressed to B'.oomington-Normal Jaycees. Box 42. Bloomington. Entrants must indicate category they wish to enter. All entries be lighted be- 'done. This year, however, allitween the hours of 6 and 10 o. m p. m. Wednesday at! homes within the city limits of Dec. 16 throuzh 25. the chairman me cnurcn. ine nev. josei 1. Herschkowitz of Minneapolis, Minn. f all I lalkr Str AUriUu? Im Oar Fra ALTERATION SERYICEI W KU KMT WRITirTS W AISTS J(KEI: MARBEN'S Frat a Ctw SU. will assist. oooKsvine COOKSVILLE (PNS) The annual Thanksgiving service for Cooksville residents will be held at 9:30 a. m. Thursday at t h e Methodist Church. The Rev. Rob ert J. Harwood will be speaker, Cropsey CROPSEY (PNS The com- Bloomington-Normal will be put j said. I on equal basis and judged accord- They will be judged on the basis CENTRAL ILLINOIS DEATHS Fred W. Wasman DOWNS Fred W. Wasman died Tuesday at the home of his daughter. Mrs. Lee rebus liopolis where he had been Jacob Seller LINCOLN PNS Jacob Sel- Debt Collections Awmlt-Nwn CUt mt Amj Kib4 f DM-Aifktt la Amtricm. Ma C'aUretiaaa ,S Ckarga. MID-WIST CLAIM A ADJUSTMENT CO. Maaraa BUf. Car. W. Jtaataa Mate BImbiiUi rkaaa 1- We Give S & II GKEKX STAMPS t Patrolboy Warns: Motorists, Gets Slaps in Return Hopedale HOPEDALE (PNS) Union Thanksgiving services will be held at 7:30 p. m. Wednesday in the grade school gymnasium. The Rev. Richard Howard of the Open Bible Church will be speak er. Special music will be provided by the Hopedale Mennonite Men's Quartet. munity Thanksgiving service will since an illness of six weeks ago. De new at 7:Ju p. m. Wednes- Funeral services will be at 2 day at the Methodist Church. The p. m. Friday at the Methodist nev. Kooen jr. iiarwood will be speaker. Music will be furnished by a ladies sextet and by Mrs. Ima Popejoy. organist. An offering will be taken for overseas relief. of his' ler. 87. of 429 South Kickapoo St..! On Col and Fuel Oil j . in II-1 a retired farmer, died at 2 p. m.i WICIIMANN FUEL & visiting; Tuesday at St. Clara's Hospital.! t HEATING CO. 1 widely differing states for at least one day a year in a spirit of prayer and friendship. Two Normal youths, one 17 and the other 15, were charged with assaulting a 13 year old Metcalf School patrolboy who warned mem to quit arivmg their car through a school crosswalk stop sign on University Street south of Mulberry Street in Normal at noon Tuesday. The 17 year old was fined 544 Tuesday afternoon by Normal Police Magistrate C. Herman Mead. The 15 year old will appear before Mr. Mead Friday at 10 a. m. Both youths were expelled from Nor mal Community High School Tuesday afternoon for a five day period. They will be allowed to return to school Monday. Police said that the 17 year old, together the driver of the car, stopped his car. Cull om CULLOM (PNS) Thanksgiving Day will be observed at St. John's Catholic Church with mass at 8 a. m. Benson Delavan DELAVAN (PNS) Thanks giving services, sponsored by the Delavan Council of Churches, will be held at 7:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Church of God. The Rev. Richard Mullin, pas tor of the Baptist Church, will be speaker. Odell ODELL (PNS) Union Thanks giving services will be held at 7:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Methodist Church. The Rev. Esra R. Vomholt, pastor of the Congregational Church, will be speaker. BENSON (PNS) Special Thanksgiving services will be held in the three Benson churches. At St. Paul's Lutheran Church the service will be at 9 a. m. An 8 a. m. mass will be held at St. John's Catholic Church. At 10 a. m. a service will be held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. He was taken to Kerrigan Funer al Home. He was born Oct. 13. 1870. in Church in Downs with entomb- Locan County, a son of Mr. and ment in Park Hill Mausoleum. Mrs. Joseph Seller. Visitation will begin at 6 p. m. Surviving are two sisters. Mrs. Thursday at the Pritchett Funeral . A. H. Turner, of Lewisburg. Kv.. Home in.Illiopolis. Mr. Wasman; and Mrs. Martha Schuler, of Oak will be at the Downs Church from Park. 1 to 2 p. m. Friday. . He was born May 31. 1S77. at DllkJ AXa Ay Wanda, son of William Henry and AUItAiry ' Catherine McGuire Wasman. He was educated at Wanda. Bryant and at Stratton Business College. St. Louis. Mo. Dec. 12. 1907, be married Miss Jennie Johnston at Normal. They lived on his fa ther's farm at Wanda until 1911 when they moved to the farm where he had lived the last 46 years. surviving are tne w:ie: a son Elmer C. Wasman, Jacksonville Fla.; the daughter, Mrs. Febus 501 E. Bell St. rbone: t 3lt GREETING CARDS for all occasions FRIED'S CARD L CAMERA SHOP 103 W. Front Freak Mishap Injures Woman Taxi Driver Send MOORE CHRISTMAS CARDS HOORF7S COOK SHOP XII W. Jettenoa Piper Ciiy A worn in cab driver received llliopolis; four grandchildren: a; leg laceiation in a strange acci-brother, Frank A. Wasman. Wan-j dent Wednesday noon, da: two sisters. Miss Ida M Was- Mrs. Dorothy Wirrick.' 33. of 703 man. Wanda, and Mrs. Lena0Hara St. was released after Poag. Alton. Four sisters and treatment at St. Joseph's Hospital mi-- uiuuKia iccuvy nun Ait jq pft MM? Cm death. She told police that her Yellow had stallrd on the rii'vid Ha vat 9 mfmlwr rvf tVi rrc l. nmrn pitw ,nvt f v ' wu Melodist 7ndrpresoa st thpir 9nn,nl 7. " r lrp- Sn-.d Sh got Out Mansfield INVOLVED SLAVERY At one point she proposed to settle the slavery question by taking up a Thanksgiving collection of all churches throughout the country to send the Negroes to Liberia, where they could set up their own republic. The idea fizzled but her Thanks giving holiday project gathered steam. By 1852 she could report that "last year 29 states and all territories united in the festival. This year we trust that Virginia and Vermont will come into the arrangement." Gov. Joseph Johnson of Virginia made a stab at it in 1855, but the Legislature clobbered him for attempting to revive a "relic of Puritan bigotry." His successor, Gov. Henry Wise, borrowed a page from John Adams and proclaimed a Thanksgiving without consulting the lawmakers. Nobody objected. LINCOLN ISSUED DECREE About the same time, President James Buchanan decreed a nation al "day of humiliation," with pub lic fasting, prayer and confession "of our individual and national sins." Finally, when the ravages of war left people with seemingly lit tle to be thankful for, Sarah's long campaign came to a successful conclusion. In 1863 a letter arrived from Secretary of State William H. Seward announcing that ner suggestion naa been commended to the President." Four days later, Abraham Lincoln or dered all service work to cease on the last Thursday in Novem- got out and slapped 13 year old Lee Rust twice on the face with his open hand. The 15 year old men got out or me car ana, day at me slapped the Rust youth, son of I Church. MANSFIELD (PNS) The Rev. Charles Baurele, a retired Nazarene minister, will be speaker at union Thanksgiving services to be held at 7:30 p. m. Wednes- Mansfield Methodist churches will hold their annual' Thanksgiving service at 7:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Methodist Church. The Rev. Philip R. Coen will be speaker. Music will be fur nished by the Methodist Choir. The service will be open to the public. ton. A favorite recreation travelling. Mrs. Emma Cox Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Rust of R. R. 3. Complaints against the pair were signed by Mr. Rust. Two other NCHS students in the car with the 17 and 15 year olds were placed on probation by high school authorities, police said. Both were warned not to associate with the charged pair for the remainder of the school semester. Police said the NCHS students had driven past the school crosswalk twice before the Rust youth warned them to quit violating the stop sign. He will be assisted by the Rev J. H. Campbell and the Rev. Carl B. Hass. 2:10 p. m. Tuesday at St Hospital in Lincoln. She had been u u Jt Lincoln LHfr funor p- m- PViHav at tlto CI It Tllttln rod. LINCOLN (PNS) A special dence The R vubur Rpid will Thanksgiving : service wil be at ofndatet and buria, in i V u Evergreen Cemetery at Waynes- ville. The Quiram Funeral Home cot was to push it off the tracks and suc ceeded, but the vehicle got going down hill too fast. She ran and caught up with it ATLANTA (PNS) - Mrs. l Gian 1 "r leu r ln "e Emma Laura Cox. 71. dd at door she continued The d or on Clara's ine lcl1 s:c'e Siammca against ner icg. lninctmg me cut. j Lee Woobies. a driver for the 'Checker Cab Co., took her to the hospital. 19."8 Standard DIARIES and CALENDAR PADS Now on Sale! OFFICE SUPPLY DIVISION W. B. READ & CO. 109 X. M.iia SL coin Christian Church. The min- . . V . , ... , ...V . . Wit. Mrs. Cox was born Julv "A Time To Be Thankful." Miss Carol Hoffman will be soloist. Marriage Licenses LINCOLN PNS i A mArri !rr. ha hrrn hrrt to V'ire.l Lovrrt Jr. nf l.tnco.n and Vr Joan Cook of AtiarU. Fire Damages Wilkerson Home Bellflower BELLFLOWER (PNS) Members of St. John's Catholic Church are participating this week in the bishop's annual Thanksgiving drive ior ciouung ior me neeay. 1 n e Tuesday morning unve Degan flionaay ana is Demg headed by Mrs. Edd Lykins, president of the Altar and Rosary Society. WAPELLA The home of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Wilkerson. R. R. 2. Heyworth, was damaged by fire Eagles Circus Disillusioning H a r 1 e y Greene, president of Eagles Lodge 527, expressed disappointment Wednesday in the results of a benefit circus the lodge presented Tuesday in the Consistory. Mr. Greene said the Eagles expect to clear about S96. on the event. Mr. Greene had no estimate on the attendance. Harisburg Start Work on Bridge DRY GROVE -(PNS)- Work was started Monday on the construction of a new concrete bridge over the slough that flows into Kings Mill Creek along the old state road just east of Dry Grove's public well. The road has been closed to traffic. The blaze was confined to the roof. Heyworth firemen were called but did not respond to the alarm as the fire was out of their dis trict. The call was relayed by tele phone to Clinton and the Wapella cerebral hemorrhage. department. They answered the alarm HARTSBURG (PNS) Mem bers of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their Thanksgiving service at 10 a. m. Thursday The Rev. E. J. Volkmann will be speaker. Ill LUCMOW LUDLOW (PNS) The Church of Christ will have its special Thanksgiving service at 10 a. m. Thursday with the Rev. Fred R. Harrold as speaker. Others who will take part are Levan Hanna, Mrs. Jerry John son, Mrs. Fred Harrold and Marc Wilson. The service will be open to the public. Morion MORTON (PNS) A special communion service will be con-'Moulton St. at 4:25 p. m. aft?r ducted at 7:30 p. m. Thursday at suffering a fall, firemen reported. 15.' 18S6; near Atlanta, a daughter of John Presley and Elizabeth Swi- ger McCance. She married William Cox Sept. 12. 1904. They retired from farming in 1947 and came to Atlanta. Surviving are a son. John W., Lincoln; a daughter, Mrs. Rose Harvey, Waynesville; seven grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Her husband a ml two children preceded her in death. Mrs. Gertrude Devore CHENOA (PNS) Mrs. Gertrude Devore. 74. died at 8 p. m. Mondav at a Peoria hospital, of a PICTURE-TAKING TIME O Films Movie Film O Polaroid Flash Bulbs Camera Outfits O Gadget Bags Everything Th H Mad Ywr Pictvrw-Toking Succrtl. ouAurr photo finishing FRIED'S Card & Camera Shop 103 W. ft- Si. FAST EXPERT COLOR FILM DEVELOPING SERVICE Fresh Film All Sizes HAWKINS Studio & Camera Shop til W. WahlDCtoa su PANTAGHAPH PHONES lOOtl Rescue Squad Tales Two Men to Hospital Two Tuesday Fire Department Rescue Squad cases remained in hospitals Wednesday afternoon. Edward F. Murray of 1302 W. Walnut St. was reported to be resting well at Brokaw Hospital, while Jeff Nathan. 55, of 205 N. Dinsmore Ave. was said to be in satisfactory condition at Menno nite Hospital. Mr. Murray was taken to the hosnital from his home at 8:18 p. m. He reportedly suffered a heart ailment. Mr. Nathan was taken to the hospital from 303 E. ON THE BEACH Based on the Best-Selling Novel by Nevil Shute The man found that generators, though unmanned, were still running, and that an erratic breeze, using as its finger a window frame balanced on a bottle, bad been rapping a transmitting key. 11-27 Later, as the sub sped toward open sea, the executive officer called Com dr. Towers to theperrscop. "Outboard motorboat ahead, sir. One person in it. g lWbt Wrw Hwtw 4 Co, Her funeral will he at 2 p. m. Friday at the Pils Memorial I Home, with the Rev. Earl King' officiating. Buriaf will be in Che-! noa Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 7 p. m. today. She was born Feb. 15. 1&S3. at Fisher, a daughter of Thomas and Laura PJiodes Adreon. She was married to John Devore Auj. 15. 1907. in Bloomington. He preceded her in death. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Daise Vilsoet, Pontiac; Mrs. Naomi Davis. Chicago; Mrs. Cleo Rich. Chenoa; a son. John. Nor mal; six brothers and two sisters, seven Krandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mrs. Ida Thlmbler COLFAX (PNS) Mrs. Ida Moom Thimbler. a former Lexing ton resident, died at 4:10 p. m. Monday at Royal Center. Ind. at the home of a son. Riley, with whom she lived. Her funeral will be at 2 p. m. Friday at Royal Center. Mrs. Thimbler was born near T . T 111 10M J V. I ter of John A. and Phoebe Haraole r Moon. She was married to Hugh Thimbler June 10. 19H. He pre ceded her in death. She was a graduate of Lexington High School and the University of Illinois and taught at Le Roy High School before her marriage. Surviving are two sons and four daughters and several grandchildren; a brother. Alfred. Columbus City, Ind.; two sisters. Mrs. Nelle Benson. Des Moines. Iowa; Mrs. Pearle Staufer, Cottonwood Falls, Kan. (Bo I sitvts I V AND M THE KEY TO MODERN UVIHG Lrt m rberk joar home wirinr to If yea are getting th maximum of ttlwrlracy from ail yoar flfflrlcil EMMETT-SCHARF ELECTRIC CO. 317 N. 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