Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 30, 1963 · Page 11
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 11

Galesburg, Illinois
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Monday, September 30, 1963
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Biggsville Woman Today Notes 100th Anniversary Year By JOHN ZAKARIAN BIGGSVILLE — Mrs, Hannah Mickey of Biggsville woke up this morning to the tune of Happy Birthday but didn't really know how old she was. That's because 100 years has left its mark. Far from being as old as Methuselah she, nevertheless, has entered an exclusive domain experienced by the few who live for a century. This domain has made her senile, or "enter her second childhood," as Mrs. Mickey's two daughters explain it. It has also entitled her to an unusually large number of birthday congratulations and a variety of presents, ranging from cash to cake. Recruits Help Some 40 relatives gathered Sunday to celebrate the event at the Glenn Edwards home, Biggsville, where Mrs. Mickey lives with her daughter and son-in- law. Today the Edwards home was the scene of yet another celebration held by Mrs. Mickey's friends. In preparing for her mother's birthday celebration, Mrs. Edwards had to recruit the help of a sister, Mrs. Edna Marshall of Kewanee. The hustle and bustle at the Edwards home has left Mrs. Mickey unruffled, although she inquired repeatedly, "Why are all those people here?" The daughters gently shout into her ear that they are celebrating her birthday. "Oh, my birthday," exclaimed Mrs. Mickey with a wide grin revealing a toothless mouth. Despite her failing eyesight, weak hearing and the use of a cane to aid her in walking, Mrs Mickey remains in "perfect health," according to her daughters. "She has been to a doctor only twice in her life and has never complained v of a headache," said Mrs. Edwards. She still likes to waltz but the doctor has advised against it ever since she broke her hip which is now healed, the daughter continued. Appetite (or Food Mrs. Mickey's day starts early in the morning when she wakes up her daughter informing her she is ready for breakfast. After NEW Supp-hose Sheerest ® by KAYSER So sheer — it's The Naked Look! New seamless Supp-hose Sheerest is the sheerest true support stocking ever! What a fashionable way to enjoy that wonderful Supp-hose feeling. But remember, whether it's new Supp-hose Sheerest or famous al!-nylon Supp-hose; it has to say Supp-hose to be Supp-hose! SheeVesr $5** All-nylon $2 |95 « pair t -mi 4< «„ <- I ! 100 YEARS OLD—Mrs. Hannah Mickey (above) of Biggsville celebrated her 100th birthday today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Glenn Edwards, where she lives. Mrs. Mickey can never recall having a headache and has been treated by a doctor only twice during her long life, according to her daughter. She is Biggsvillc's oldest resident and Is said to be only the third Henderson County resident who has lived to be 100. Despite her age, Mrs. Mickey has a relatively small family with three surviving children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren compared with 140 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren left by Mrs. Alice Thompson, 89 of Monmouth who died Saturday. a usual breakfast of juice, cereals, egg and bacon and rolls, Mrs. Mickey starts her day-long exercises by following her daughter around the house. "She's the first to sit at the table for lunch and loves pies," stated Mrs. Edwards who compares her mother's appetite for food with that of a child. What's the secret of Mrs. Mickey's long life? Unable to ask her the question, it was put before the two daughters. "She probably will answer that the secret lies in her being a Swede," explained Mrs. Marshall. "She also may answer that it's be­ cause she has loved her daughters so much all her life," added Mrs. Edwards. Born When Slaves Freed Mrs. Mickey was born as Hannah Oberg in Sweden, Sept. 30, 1863, the year President Lincoln proclaimed slaves free within the borders of seceding states. At age 4 a severe famine struck Northern Sweden and the Obergs immigrated to the United States settling in Western Illinois. Living in Monmouth prior to 1882, when she moved to Kewanee, Mrs. Mickey returned to Monmouth and then to Biggsville to reside in 1900. She was first Observance Conducted by Home makers BIGGSVILILE - Hend e r s o n County Homemtikcrs Extension Association celebrated its 25th anniversary at an all-day meeting last week at the Biggsville United Presbyterian Church. About 135 delegates from throughout the county heard reports given by various unit chairmen and an illustrated talk by a Burlington woman who recently toured the Orient. Numerous prizes were given during the meeting which started at 10 a.m. Association officers, past presidents and charter members were seated at a decorated table during lunch which followed the presentation of membership certificates. Awarded a miniature locomotive and gavel for enrolling the greatest number of new members during the year was the Stronghurst Evening Unit. Three other units were given a covered wagon for registering the least number of members in the county. They were Bald Bluff, Oquawka Afternoon and Carman. Twenty-s even new members, two contributing members and past presidents received corsages while charter members were pre sented with relish trays as sou venirs. married to William Bolman and after his death to Mr. Mickey who died in 1030. In addition to the two daughters, she has one living son, Robert Mickey of Mo line. CORNS LIFT OFF 30 MINUTES—NO CUTTING Now jcicntiDo HALF-HOUR COKNMASTKR liquid discovery u di roc ted make* most lamias corns and calluses lift riaht off . .. often in 30 minutes I Works on soft corns between toes, warts. Satisfaction, or money back. At stores. H H O a 5 f R C0RNMASTER The Hottest TV Buy of Any Year The All New 11" G.E. Portable TV Weighs only 12 lbs. Very limited supply- ONLY $9 ^95 GIANT LB. CAPACITY WASHER • • • • MODEL WA-504X NEW TROUBLE-FREE PUMP FITS LIKE A BUILT-IN IMPROVED FILTER-FLO SYSTEM NEW SPIRAL ACTIVATOR 2 WASH TEMPERATURE SELECTION WATER SAVER SELECTOR WITH NEW Trouble-Free PUMP Buttons, natlt, matches and other Items will never cloy or causa damage. They easily pass through the new trouble-free pump and are caught by the. Filter-Flo strainer. G-S DRYERS START AT *149 9 * BLACK BROTHERS MAIN * SEMINARY — APPLIANCE DEPT. — 342-0174 MOMEMAKERS CONVENE — Three officers of the Henderson County llomeniakcrs Extension Association gnthrrrd at the First United Presbyterian Chtirrh prior to the organization's annual meeting last week. They arc Mrs. Delliert Rankin (back row) of Lomax, association president, Mrs. Neola Peterson (left) Stronghurst, secretary, and Mrs. Janice Fisher of .Stronghurst, home adviser. Present Skits The afternoon program included presentation of skits on the organization's activities during the past 25 years. Those participating in the skits included Allison Community, Biggsville Homemakers, Golden Circle Unit, Glad­ stone, B;i1d Rluff and Allison Valley. Prizes were given to Mrs. R. Set Walaga Meeting American Legion Auxiliary No. 1178 will meet at the Legioft Home, Wataga, Tuesday at 7:3ft p.m. Members were asked to pay their dues by this meeting time. Arranging Fights LONDON (UPI) - Because ot the "war" between t/indon boxing promoters Jack Solomons and Harry l,evcne, Soiomons is arranging to have champions Carlos Ortiz of New York Might- weight) and Eder Jofre of Brazil (bantamweight! engage in non- title bouts in England. <Simi!arly Levenc is arranging to import welterweight champion Emi- ile Griffith to New York for two non-title bouts. H. Shaw, Monmouth, Mrs. Bonnie Stamp, Stronghurst and Mrs. tavern Fox. One former adviser, Mrs. Evelyn Sharp Albright was present at the meeting and greetings were read from Mrs. Lula Crcascy, Mrs. Libby Hafner and Miss Betty Braclen. Qalesburg I^gister-Mail GALESBURG, ILL., MONDAY, SEPT. 30, 1963 SEC. 2 PAGE U IT'S OSCO'S ANNIV«SA«Y _ mdwi be»s) qon«) e# •>•» »o fttebrato »ln> occasion with b«tt«r- »hon-«»»r values. Com* shop during our 2M Anniversary Solo I PRICES EFFECTIVE MON. THRU WED. SWIFT'S PREMIUM BEANS 24 oz. Can Transistor Battery U.S.I. 19c 18" GYM BAG Heavy Canvas With Sturdy Zipper 26 years of Dependable Prescription Service to the Midwest To compound today's prescriptions, Osco pharmacists have available and are familiar with hundreds of drugs which were unknown when our first Pharmacy was opened in J937. Our growing prescription volume t* evidence of the confidence you place in our professional service, and we thank you for it. G and W GLYCERINE Suppositories ADULT SIZE Bottle of 12 11c BUSTER'S FRESH SALTED PEANUTS One Pound Bog 33c air MIST Air Freshncr New Modern Scents Pushbutton Cap 7 oz. Size BIG YANK SHIRTS SANFORIZED 100% COTTON ASSORTED PLAID COLORS Sizes L-M-S WORK HORSE SPONGES 7"x 10" DELUXE COCOA DOOR MATS Cleans Like A Brush 14"x 24" JENO'S COMPLETE WITH TANGY SAUCE SAVORY HERBS AND CHEESE 26TH ANNIVERSARY VALUE ZORIES Men's • Women's and Children's -at/ 1 ANSCO CADET II CAMERA OUTFIT SET CONTAINS • CAMERA • 3 ROLLS FILM • BATTERIES • FLASH • FITTED CASE $ 9 97 PRESTONE ANTIFREEZE RADIATOR FLUSH GALLON $ 1 §49 PRESTONE 1Q.MINUTE Each 15 ANTIFREEZE SEALER Repairs leaks in Radiators

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