Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on October 18, 1941 · Page 12
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Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois · Page 12

Sterling, Illinois
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Saturday, October 18, 1941
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STERLING DAILY GAZETTE. STERLING. HOWCHS Saturday, October 18, 1M1 Day Set to Salute Naval Arm of Our Defense Forces Proclamations Ask Observance of Oct. 27th as Navy Day October 27th has brrn x*t asM* 1 by proclamations of thf President of the United States, the govprnor of Illinois and tr* msyor of Sterling as th* day for *H - patriotic Americans to salute the naval arm of our national defense fore*. It is proper that we do this berau?* the U S. navy *-as created and Is maintained to protect the the homes, and the liberties of Illinois as wtll us of the coastal states. Although it r.iu*t be kept in oceans a thousand miles nway it If defending our security, our freedom and our way of life. Navy day has been observed each year on this date since 1923. The occasion la In no way related to tne present emergency although the existing International situation naturally gives It greater significance than ever before. This date was •elected because It Is the anniversary of the birth of former President Theodore Roosevelt, so much of whose life was devoted to establishing a sound naval policy for country. The fact that the first American navy WM organised in October, 1775, by the Continental congress makes the month doubly appropriate. AltruUUc Gestnre Faille When our national security was threatened by World War I, our navy was expanded until it became the largest and strongest on the face of the globe. With an earnest desire to promote interna Uonal peace the United States took the lead in naval disarmament and •et an example to other powers by aacrilicing our superiority in combatant tonnage. Pursuant to international treaties we scrapped, sunk or demilitarised almost one-half our mighty fleet. This altruistic ges ture was a lutlle one. Other na tions began rearming and aggres- aions. Today, spurred by the certain knowledge that to keep our -freedom we must be prepared tight for it, we are building a navy capable of adequately protecting both our Atlantic and Pacific shores •gainst any possible attack. We were left with no alternative. Paah Twa-Ocaa* Nary The full productive capacity of the nation is now being pushed to ' the limit to quickly provide the warships, auxiliaries and baaes needed for a two-ocean navy. One hundred and thirty-five new naval vends .have been launched during the past yew and scarcely a week passes that some new man-of-war does not slid* down the ways to Join the fleet. New baaes are near, ing completion. Personnel in numbers to double the man power of our navy are undergoing intensive training. The sise of our naval airforoe is being trebled. Your navy ready even now to do its defense job. is growing stronger every day. As citiaens of Illinois, a state far d-fr Mayors Proclamation WHEREAS: Sine* from the wry of our republic the United > Navy has faithfully fulfilled its purpose of supporting our national pollcVj!. protecting our commerce, giisrdlnK our overseas possessions ami defending our national security, it is fitting that the pw>- ple of our city pause in their daily pursuits to pay tribute to this important arm of our national defense forces. WHEREAS: Monday. Ortoter 2". has been designated as Navy day and set aside to bring to the American people a better iinderMandintf of the purposes, services and requirements oT ovir navy as the first line of national defence, NOW. THEREFORE. I. Fran* E Birch, mayor of the city of Sterling, do hereby proclaim and designate Monday. October 27, 1M1, as Navy day and I call upon the cltl- jjens of this community to manifest their loyalty to, and appreciation of, America's navy by holding appropriate exercises of observance. little about our navy. Nationa pride and- patriotic interest shoul( make us eager to study itc traditions, consider its strength and appreciate its prepardness. Ouh navy deserves and should have our loyal auRport. Whether by addressing a resolution of appreciation to officials of the navy department at Washington or by Individually affirming our confidence, let us all, on this occasion, salute the United Males navy—America's first line of defense. 6? -" r"- Frank Rohrer Posses Away in Strasburg, Pa. air. and Mrs. John Nunemaker have received word of the death of their brother-in-law, Prank H, Rohrer, which occurred Friday morning in Strasburg, Pa. He had been in ill health for the past several years; Funeral rites and burial will take place Monday at Strasburg. Mr. Rohrer had visited here a number of times and was known by Sterling people. Townsendires Will Go to Morrison Sundoy • A large delegation of Sterling and Rock Falls TownsendlUes will go to Morrison Sunday to attend the con- gmatanal district mass meeting in the Morrison coliseum at 3 p. m. Arrangement* were made for trans- partatton at the Friday evening maettag of the^su-riing club. Plans . van also made for the season's ac- f- . John Powell Home John Powell was discharged from fee Katnryn Shaw Bethea hospital » DUon today and returned to his name, 9Mt Pifth avenue. He Is showing splendid Improvement. Six weeks ago John was seriously injured in an auto accident between Sterling and plxon. State Convention of Baptists in Ottawa Next Week, Oct. 20-23 The annual meeting of the Baptist Slate convention and iU auxiliary organizations and departments will be held in Flmt Baptist church In Ottawa, Oct. 20-23. Rev. J. E. Dahlgren is ptalor of the host church. The theme will be "Fellowship In Suffering." Rev. James L. Lively of Mattoon. conference president, will preside at the opening ae.«ion Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 21. Dr. D. R. Sharpe of Cleveland will give the keynote address at 4 p. m.. on the opening day, and there will also be an address by Rev. Mr. Lively- Dr. W. A. Elliott, president of Northern Baptist convention, will give an address on Tuesday evening; Dr. Sharpe wtll speak Wednesday morning, when various departments will present reports; on Wednesday afternoon, there will be election' of officers, followed by three dinners for men, women and young people. On that evening, addresses will be given by Dr. A. M. McDonald and Dr. Earl Frederick Adams. Thursday morning's session will include reports of various departments, and an address by Dr. Sharpe. Minister's council of the state convention will be held on Oct. 20 and 21, with an open forum from 3 to 4 p. m. on the opening day, and sessions from 0:30 through noon on the following day. Miaaien Seckty Seariaaa The fortieth annual meeting of the Woman's Baptist Mission society of Illinois will' open Monday after* noon, Oct. 20, at 3 p. m., with dinner at 6:30 p. m., and'business sessions and reports on the folloVng morning. Special events planned for women delegates will be a luncheon at noon, Oct. 21, when women or Harrington will present a playlet, "The Home-Coming;" a missionary education at 5:30 p. m.. Oct. 21. with Mrs. E. A. Miner, state chairman of missionary education, in charge; world service program dinner at • p. »., Oct. 22, witfl-a-talk-by-Mf», Leslie Swain. Illinois Council of Baptist- Men will convene Monday evening. Oct. 20, for a banquet. There will be addresses by Rodney H, Brandon, director of Illinois State Department of Public Welfare, and by Dr. Elliott. On Tuesday morning. Oct. 21, the council will meet at Ottawa Congregational church 1o hear reports of various departments', and address by Rev. Russell P. Judson, state director of promotion. '" J by Dr. Elliott. Archery Rapidly Becoming Game of Games Among Girls Young Dryads of SHS Plan Tournament For the Coming Week Even with the sheriff of Nottingham as the quarry. Robin Hood. Little Friar Tuck and all the other "merrie" Uds of Sherwood forest at their best could work up not half the enthusiasm that is being shown by approximately 100 young archer* of the Sterling Township high school. Nor were the archers of Sherwood forest half as romantic as are those of Sterling, for the local followers of the bow and arrow are girls—members of MLss Amy TurneU's classes in physical education. They are a strong, husky bunch of young dryads, these girls of the archery group. They think nothing of bending a bow that sends an arrow half a block, fairly into a bull's eyes. For archery derelops strong wrist* and keen eyes, as well as physical grace. Achery is a seasonal pastime at Sterling high—a major spring and fall sport in the Girls' Athletic association. The range Is located at the stadium. Miss Donna Yeck is this year's manager. An open archery tournament sponsored by the O. A. A. will be held at 4 o'clock Monday. October 20. at the stadium range for all girls who wish to enter, A modification of the Junior Columbia round will be used. This consists of a round of 72 arrows, or 24 arrows shot at distance of 30, 30 and 40 yards. The winner will be determined by the* highest score accumulated during the entire round. . Started in 1»» Archery was introduced in the high school as a spring sport in the Girls' Athletic association by Misa Tumell in 1939, An immediate interest was shown—an interest that has increased steadily since to the extent that it is now f»»i"»mg its rightful place alongside basket ball. soft ball and similar sports for women. The high school equipment has grown from four bow* and one target to 10 bows and two targets. Miss Turnell believes that archery has a definite place in any physical education program for girls; stress is placed on such fundamentals as correctly bending, or stringing, the fbow. sddrMRtttf the t*rg«t, noclrtnf 'the 1 arrow »n« shootjng, Th« girt$ are ateo taught h#w to care for the equipment, «w,h M the correct way to take arrow* oyt ef the target, to carry arrows and preserve the feathers, to nerve, or reinforce, the bow strings *nd to replac* feathers In th* arrow*. Us? MI ftgring Aehery !* Introduced to freshmen as a spring sport. The sophomore* continue it in the fall, while Junior snd senior girls who »r* especially interested In the sport, may us* it as an elective in their physical education claw. This year achievement tests, classed as elementary, intermediate and advanced, have been Introduced and, when passed, merit a girl extra credit in G. A. A. Inter-Clam Tournament Last fall, in an inter-class tournament, the sophomore team won first place. This team consisted of Helen Becker, Barbara Bell. Leona Branch, Gladys Moore. Arlene Eldretl. Nellie HIH and Helen Walker. Other strong contenders this rear will be Darda Lubnen, Marjory Lange. Gladys Oottel, Betty Schmiedebush. Mar- Ian Eades. Joanne Stager, Dorothy Miatke, Harriet Radke, Suzanne Jansse.n, Norma Welker and Alice Hoover. Kn»«lale William Tefl Besides shooting at the regulation targets, the girls aim shoot at novelty targets. Sometimes a balloon is used as a bull's eye and jfct other times special target face* ani • used. The most popular of these Is the face of William Tell. Junior, on whose head the apple serves as a bull's eye. Another target Is a tiger with his sensitive nose serving as a bull's eye. These target faces were painted by Miss Goette's art classes of the school. An Spart Archery dates almost from the beginning of time. Started by ancient man as a means of self-preserva- Uon and for uae in obtaining food and clothing, the traditions of the long bow have been carried on since. Today it is one of the most popular of all outdoor sports, as evidenced by the increase in archery clubs and ranges throughout pie country. Many nearby eiUaa are how devoting a great deal of time to it— Rockford, Peorta. Mollne, all have their archery duos, the devotees being both man and women. IU advocataa say of it that It can be enjoyed by people of all ages — the champion at Moline is 7» yean young—and can he participated in by both men and woman on an equal ' Mis. It is excellent from a therapeutic standpoint for correcting postural defect*. Incidentally, good posture is nccesaary for consistently good scoring. And, last but not least, archery is more adaptable to individual needs than moat sporU. ' Archers Practice for Coming Tournament Girls of the Sterling Township physical education classes prepare lor archery tournament next week. Upper picture, left of target, top to bottom: Barbara Bell. Nellie Hill, Gladys Moore; right of target: Arlene Eldred. Helen Becker, Leona Branch. Lower picture, left to right: Nellie Hill, Gladys Moore, Arlene Eldred. Insert, Miss Amy Turnell, girls' physical director. Thanks to Tumell. the the efforU of Miss sport Is spreading throughout the vicinity. Girls who have graduated from the high school are continuing their practice. A number of groups have been formed for weekly competition. In another year or two Sterling will have a number of outstanding advocates the gjm. ready to participate in tournaments with teams from other cities and schools. The American-built B-I9 super* bomber, which has four IB-cylinder A Fellowship Club A new club for young people has been organized by Envoy Wikle commanding the Sterling corps of the Salvation Army. Formed to include young people from the ages of 12 to 25. the first meeting was held last week with 14 present. Friday evening's, meeting was fairly well attended despite the rain. The club will meet each Friday evening, devoting one hour to fellowship and engines of more than 2,000-horse-' five minutes to devotions. All young power each, is the highest-powered) people between the ages specified airplane in the world, are cordially invited to attend. Annuals for Cutting Thrive from Fall Sowing in Garden Large Number May Be Planted This Fall Instead of Spring There are twr. uses for annuals. In the garden quite separate and di.s- tinrt, one for cutting — to furnish bouquets for the house. The ether Is to figure in the color scheme of garden decoration. Many gardens make them .serve the two purposes at once, but if cut freely for bouquets, naturally, the color effect in the garden is spoiled. Gardeners have adopted the plan quite generally, when they have room to do so. of growing some of their annuals in rows like vegetables solely for cutting purposes and use others in the garden scheme. A large number of annuals may just as well be planted this fall BS next spring, particularly the cutting garden. CenUureas. which have little garden decorative value, are very valuable as cutting material. They will winter safely If they come up from seed this fall. The same is true of annual larkspur, indispensa ble for cutting. Both had best be sown this fall to get an early start next spring. For Fall Sowing Other annuals that can be sown now are all the various members of the poppy tribe, petunias, snapdragons, alyssum, nlcotlna (the flowering tobacco), gypsophila. Chinese forget-me-nots, calendulas and hosts of others. The tender annuals, such as marigolds and zinnias, should be held until spring, although occasionally marigolds self- sow. Snapdragons which have bloomed this summer may be cut back and Riven a protective cover and come through for early bloom next spring. Experiment has shown that the California wax paper cloches will bring the snaps through the winter In fine shape. The cloche should h«?e a sn*n ventllattnf slit cut in its side. The one factor in fall seed sow- Ins to be attended to Is mulch. Heavy rains will wanh the *e*d* out of their regular rows imlm a protection against the driving showers is RtxTn, Leaves, straw or stalks of the flower garden will pjive ample protection. If the need* can be sown in a seed bed fftr transplanttns in the spring, a wood- , j en curb about the bed to pre\vnt 'the washing of heavy rains is advisable.. Salvation Army to Entertain Cadets From Nearby Towns A corps cadet rally, bringing to Sterling the Salvation Army cadets from nil over this section of the state, will be held Friday evening, October 24. at the First Baptist church. Over 100 young people are expected to attend. Brigadier A. S.( Thomas of Peoria. commanding the district, will be present and will make the principal address. The rally will be preceded by a supper to be served In the church parlors. Cadets and their leaders are expected to attend from Free-( port. Rockford. Rock Island, Moline, Belvldere, Streator and other nearby cities where cadet corps are main- talned. COAL Phone810 GROVE'S aoci ~" JUST SAY, "WEMBLEY NOR-EaST TIE" We will put before you a world of j new patterns, dignified or daring —in man -colors that suit yew suits, your complexion, your taste. Months later — your Wembley Nor-Eaxt Tie has the same fine, fresh appearance. The inimitable Nor -East Non-Crush fabric fight* off wrinkles — keeps right on tying smoothly and smartly— wears and j wears and wears! $1.00 New Arrival Born, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. L- N. Aldrich of Washington, D, C., Friday. 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