Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on October 31, 1941 · Page 5
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Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois · Page 5

Sterling, Illinois
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Friday, October 31, 1941
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Friday, October 31, STERLING DAILY GAZETTE. STERMNG. ILLINOIS Page F!TC ^ Red Cross Class to * Serve Blind Formed At Communiry.High \ Broille System Used In Making Books for i The Blind Children Junior PM Cmv. <; hoa! or i rchool room rhrwr. ...omr proyrt | riurlne MV >™r *r.:rh sr,r< the childrrn In tlir MhoY; nn opportunity i" rio ft vnu.-r for other? I •One "of ihr most *oi:h-whi> of; th r ^ pro tr<' ! " h-thf Rrni',]' 1 Ka-^l jif community !;'-!> "^honi taueht | by Mi« Vrrn Emixh't Tf.r nas? consists of Ifi honor Murirn;?. SHI- lors. junior* nnd Mvlmmorr?. who-, tnw't Pn<-h * rr k tn Mudy. j Bralllr H a ^v-trm of <mliiie' fhftt can bo rend tiv tllfl h ' lnri hv the scn^<* of touch Mo<! hand Brntlic. «s dtMlneiilshrd from that done by machine Is written by sighted people. uMnif n Braillr ylntr. a stylus for prir.tliitt the letters, and heavy paper that will take the Imprint of thr stylus. Each Inter Is represented by dots in certain positions which the blind Irani to dis- Mr*. OrayMlI paww«J R.WRV FM>, The Bed Cross Braille cour;* consists of a cours* of 10 lessons, each of which must bo completed satisfactorily before the student can begin the" next. The final copies are corrected by the Hrcl Cross Braille department In Washington, D. C. Upon completinff the course the nUidenl must writ* 40 pases of printed matter satisfactorily, to graduate. Graduates must then • complete at least one book which is chosen- by the Red Crow Braille :'committee and the new graduate. ; Th/ first 40-pHRC manuscript which may have n few errors is sent to contagious hospitals where the patients' reading matter must eventually be destroyed. The book fi- ' nally chosen, becomes a part ol •; some Bralllo library in the U. S. The Fled Cross committee partlcl- ' pates in this choosing so that there >' will be a desirable variety of books 'made. After the completion of the ^ first volume, Brallllsts may writ* •: for groups not connected with s Braille libraries, but the time and * expense involved makes it desirable i that they continue giving at least a part of their output to the Red Cross. ' The heavy waxed sheets on whlcl the Braille is written are bound ' by hand. A novel of ordinary size :' makes about eight good sized books - in Braille. Junior Red Cross students do boll J the writing and binding. Among f the projects don* in brief periods , of time are the making of greeting * cards and the writing of short arti- I cles, and the binding of children 1 ! )• stories. At Community high tht k girls have sent greeting cards U '•:• the blind children at Jacksonville. There are 47 schools for bllm children enrolled in the Junior Red Crocs. These receive copies o the two Red Cross junior mag* lines, the Journal and the News every month. Stories of specla Interest are brallled by volunteers This work has brought blind chll dren in contact with sighted chll dren of their own age. and providec an outlet tor co-operative work between those who see with their eye* and those whose perceptions are developed through their sense of touch «|ta!n to Lucy Mi«t)>r of Clarksville. Mich. To this union four rhUdren vere born. Loi« i. Mr*. Kldon Shank of Stf-rlm*). Olive. 'Mr*. Wiliard OlnRfrirh of Vrrn» *.t home.»nd Floyd, nwny In Infancy. Hf by h!« wife snd six rhi'.cirrn and 11 RTaryrichtWrm Or.<" M'-'.'-r*. Mrs Jacob Lativer of Oxn- !<MTM><. Pn . four brother';. Clavton of Msrtln'biirr. William and John of RK-hfir'.d. Pa. and Eli of Thomion- !n*n. Pa. At the ft(?r of 21 h' for.fe^rd Christ «.« hi* personal Ss\io:;r. and WBS ndmittM into the fr;;o*«hip of the Lnuver Mennonite church. by water baptism. Bishop I'aar Eby officiating. Soon alter In-. rorr.rrMon he frit the rail to Christian service, and on Sept. 27 l-.r *M ordained a minister of the Ck>spe:. He served as assistant pastor to Bishop J. S. Shoemaker until h:<; pas. 4 in? away In February. 1936. Sinre then he served as the regular pa.«tor of the Free port oonRreRation. He sened this congregation as a minister for 38 years. An anni\rr- \r r iar>- program was prepared to be Eivrn on Sept. 2B. Falling health did not permit him to be present at th«> vrvlces. but the program wa< carried out acoordinK to his wishes. Bishop A. C. Good spoke of his life and work on that occasion The congregation presented him with a very generous purse as an expression of appreciation of the service given in the 38 years His chief Interest* were In -the local congregation. but he was also interested In the activities of the church at large. He was a regular attendant at the district conferences, as well as the general conference of the church. For the last year and a half he was in falling health. About a year ago he submitted to an operation which gave him temporary relief. He suffered much during the last year, but manifested a wonderful degree of patience am! submission to the will of the Lord All the medical skill and the tender care of his family was of no avail, and on Oct. 22, at 4:30 p. m. he peacefully passed away. Funeral services were held from the home on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 1:30. and at 2 p. m. at the Freeport Mennonlte church. Service! were in charge of Bishop A. C. Good assisted by Bishop H. R. Schertz of Metamora and Rev. A. H. Lcaman of Chicago. A mixed octet composed of Clarence imd Titus Meek tJrvlr arxT Harry Pfile, Mrs. Russel Saunders. Mrs. Silas Smucker. Mrs Paul Kortimler and Mildred Shoemaker. sang three appropriate songs favorites of the family. Those acting as pallbearers were William Pfile. Dillman Gingerlch Newton Wolf, Almond Fortner, Henry Kortimier and Charles Beidler. Relatives from Pennsylvania attending were Bishop William Graybill. a brother, Roy and Albert Graybill, Gladys Lauver and Lizzie Graybill. Those from Michigan were Wil Ham Mishler, Mrs. Alma Mlshler Mrs. Warren Roush and -Mrs. Abi Eash. The services 'were largely attend ed, a goodly number from the Scl ence Ridge congregation being pres ent. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church. Obituary KEY. SIMON E. GRAYBILL Simon E. Graybill, son of the laU William and Elizabeth (Shelly Gray bill, was born in Junlata county, Pa, April 21. 1873. He passed •way at his home in Dakota, 111. "Oct. 22, 194T."aT~lhe~a"ge~6i"W years, six months and one day. H< grew to manhood in the state o: his birth. On Jan. 4, 1900, he wa. united in marriage to Anna Sieber also of Juniata county. Soon aftei their marriage they came to Stephenson county, Illinois, to mak their future hon^e. To this union four children were born. Mary (Mrs 'Paul Wert) of McAlistervllle, Pa Paul.,.and William of Dakota, ant James, who passed away in infancy Economy Store ST. Tuff c • • 9 • Mlt, «nred and •atM. Special HJt FLANNEL SHIRTS Heavy weight. Special at Ccvirt, water-, Steal Hw4e. cape • hi a. S «•*! and leather, \ 2 1IT M DBE8S fANTS belted, hywabt alylaa, variety •I «ater» and Ubrici. PU]|»VCM, bat- tun and dp* per styles Ail caiar*. Neip 1MB Ot'B LAY-AWAY PLAN QUALITY BfEBCBANDISE PRICES Sen. Searcy Dangerously III with Carbuncle for Seven Weeks, lmprovin< Friends of Sen. Earl B. Scare; of Springfield will regret to learn that he has been dangerously 111 In a hospital in that city, but will be glad to karn that he is slowly 1m proving. Suffering with a car buncle. Sen. Searcy has been in the hospital for seven weeks, and hli attending physicians state his con ditlon is such that he Will not be able to leave th« hospital for a fe weeks. He has had a long hard pul but his many friends will be plcascc to~lmow"lhaTTiIs"^btnple[e recovers is in sight. TERMITES WERE USEFUL In the days before man needed timber, termites nerved a tuefu purpose on earth by breaking down dead wood tissue* and restoring them to the soil. Crossing Flagman Who Has Served for 30 Years, Retires George H. McNinch Leaves Service with Excellent Record rorrf H M' N:P. h. rrowne fins- man n' th'' Avnrie B rio.t.«.;ng of hf Chi~aco a::d Nor!!: \Vr--tern •all 1 * ay. was r'-!;rTi fioni serure orinv aftr-r n'.'r.'v.; W \rnrs of dutv or th p ropri. nrar'.y a'.! of which rim ha.- hrrn ;n S!n!;nE The imf finds M: McN:noii wr!l and learty and M:: f>: sati>fart|r»n hat in ail h:.- !OT-,B tn-,:r of duty irre th r re nr\rr has Ix-rn n seri- iis wreck or pccirien? in hi.« trrri- orv. T!uv«-e that did occur were due 10 Uir nue>.-.-ncvxs of the p«r- ir.<; involved, and in ail the time he road has nrirr been obliged to lav S'rOO dam aces. H was in late 1911 that Mr. McNinch entered the service of the Chicapo <t North Western at Buda, but he was transferred in 1912 to StcrliiiK and vm.s cros-sniE flagman nt, the First «\enne crfwrng from October 15. 1912. to November 20, 1924. when the subway wa.s completed and he was moved to Avenue B. There he has been on duty continuously ever since. Roadmastcrs he has served under at Sterling were Andrew Peterson, nine months on the Southern Illinois division; L. O. Ryan, two years, and under the late P. J. McAndrew* by far the loupes?, and under the present roadmaAter. A. E. Benson. Other crossing flagmen who have worked with Mr. McNinch have been John Behreas. William Casey, Dan Abel. Charles Wilhelm and M. Bradley. All of are dead except William Casey, who Us a familiar flgtie oh the streets, and who was for yeans crossing flagman at the Avenue G crossing. Uome of the .section foremen in his time^*fave been William Trail, Fred Bledcr- stadt. Thomas Moe and the present one Is Louis Congotelli. Mr. McNinch was born May 11. 1872, at Sublette. Lee county, son of Robert Parker and Ellen Hannah (Fecneyi McNinch. He was reared In Lee county. He came to Rock Falls from Am boy at which time his trade was that of a tiasmlth and metal worker. He was employed in the "hardware store of A. J. McNeil in Rock Falls, and from 1903 to 1909 was employed by the Sterling. Mfg. Co. of Rock Falls. It was while in the employ of the latter as a traveling salesman that he lost Ins right arm while a passenger on a C. &. N. W. train at Wheaton. The coach In which he was riding was sidcswiped by a pacing freight train. Mr. McNinch married'a lady of his same name, though not in any way related. She was Miss Myrna McNinch of Mendota. The couple have five sons, James McNinch of Sterling, and Mervin. Kenneth. Wilbur and Donald of Rock Falls. Mr. and Mrs. McNinch live in their home at 408 Avenue F, Rock Falls. A splendid citlren and popular with his fellow employes, Mr. McNinch takes his retirement,, having gone to the retirement age. Congratulations go to him from many. At Odds on Defense Housing Battle of the rejected bid flares up again before Senate committee with P. J. Currier, right, Detroit contractor, claiming he has been pushed around. Col. Lawrence Westbrook, left, of Federal Works Administration, advocates throwing out all bids on Wayne. Mich., defease housing project.including that by Currier—$500.000 lower than any other. OPM said Currisr contract, which would use C. I. O. men, would cause labor strife. Missionary Will Tell Interesting Story of Her Work in West Africa An unusually Interesting speaker will be at the Sterling Congregational church at the worship service Sunday morning. Dr. Mary F. Cushman, a native Bostonian, who is home on a furlough from missionary hospital work among the O vim bund u people of Chilesso, West Africa, will tell of her work. This lady is reputed to release a fund of information concerning her field and the people with whom she works and ministers, that holds her audience in closest attention She is the daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter of Congregational ministers, and at the age of 52 years went to the mission Held of in Africa and has served there 19 years, less the furloughs. During that time she has lived a lifetime. She is a graduate of Boston university and took graduate work at the New York post graduate school, later serving an interneship at the Massachusetts Homeopathic hospital, and had years of private practice in Ma^te and Massachusetts. In 1021 Governor Baxter of Maine appointed her to the state board of registration. Taking Naval Training Robert C. Bentley, 21, son of Mrs. Nellie Bentley, 608 Third avenue, reported for duty at the U. 8. naval training station at Great Lakes on Wednesday. He proceeded immediately into an intensive six-week course of training in general seamanship and naval customs. Upon completion of thitf initial period, he will have the opportunity of entering one of the numerous navy technical schools. Finally opportunity came to her to carry out a long-chcrlshcd hope and plan, to go Into the missionary service of her church in Africa. She arrived at Chilesso at 10 p. m. one day and at 7 a. m. next day was at work In the dispensary. Almost immediately she was left without white associates for several weeks. She has learned to use the Portugese and Umbundu languages and .she has trained medical and surgical helpers among the native boys and girls. Her main hospital building at first was a grass hut. She has treated more than 4,000 persons and has given out 40,000 prescriptions. Dr. Cushman ha* traveled long distances through Jungles and has camped with nothing but mosquito netting between her and wild beasts. She thinks the moequHo netting frightens the beasts. Besides curing and ministering to sick bodies Dr. Cushman is a doctor of sick souls. The narrative contained in her address is one which will appeal to many and a cordial Invitation U extended the public to hear her next Sunday morning. INSURANCE ALL rOKMfl Bettor •• Bate Thaa tony FRANK STAGER Ml LawmmBMc. DR. WM. J. MAURITS Phyafciaa * Surgeon MOEBISON, ILLINOIS • The Injection Treatment •! BECTAL DISEASES one* PIMM IM BW. tn SPECIAL ON Hundreds of Blankets to choose from; everyone is an outstanding bargain. Buy now while prices are as low as these. Come in and see them for yourself. .47 '^' Sittfto aai DMUe BlaakeU, 5% WML HOI gto, SH-Ma. Ail e»l«r«. Ck*fe« «f Voluts to $1.00 ShMl «r t«lcctl««. fall atoc. g««4 c«I- Every MM a bargain. HUSKING GLOVES R«ful«r 4 j"0 - v«i. I -O **•*?.-$1.75 DOZEN Extra heavy MaUty. au4c to stand hard ««*. While Uwy but. at UMM. tow prleM. -CARLOADS OF RARGAIN&. IN ALL KINDS OF WEARING APPAREL FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY AT LOWEST PRICES FOR MILES AROUND BMGJUN CENTER «TH * LOCUiT ITS. LOUIS RAPHAEL PHONE Weisscr & Cobb's Reputation is Built -ON CONFIDENCE '/L Sterling folks know WEISSEE"& COBB will suggest glasses only if a thorough examination shows they should be used. • A cwnplctc ackntlfic eye examination U wlth- • LMHM an ITAIUH! here in MUT ttwm matin ahap fcy a AiU*4 aytkiaK. 0) Frkaa aN atvays extremely rraamahk.* Nevartha- IMW, aaly the very finest materials are wed. 0) Liberal credit tenu at Me ar |LM » week, wUl'ba gladly arraJM«d if deaircd. 1PBONE li£7 FOB AN APPOINTMENT QptoMetrUto and Opticians tad PLOOB STEBLtNQ, ILL. BLPO. PtiONSltfl '**; She Wonted to be a NURSE OF A SMALL TOWN TRUE EXPERIENCES GIRL WHO CAME TO CHICAGO TO STUDY NURSING Do you want to know what bapp*n» to th« thousands of email town girls who go to th« big cities each year to study nursing? What ar« th«ir TRUE R«ad th« facts in this Sunday's Chicago Sunday Tribun*. •m«^»^ SECTION to- 1 —'* J: J'T MISS rbt FEATURES IN THIS SUNDAY OTtibune

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