Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on November 4, 1941 · Page 2
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Sterling, Illinois
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Tuesday, November 4, 1941
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STERLING DAILY GAZETTE. STERLING, ILLTNOm ay, November 4, Fulton Young Man Confesses Killing Five-Year Old Boy Leo Jordan, 23, Held In Jail for Slaying Fulton School Boy Preltmmarv ••:-•:-'• mt r.'i fj-;:-k:v Mor.dav e-.rrv.r-.c \V::h:n fn-ir hours after thr hfele.s* rwxiv of fV. e-^ear- old Warren Sr.-.rfer. .'-on of Mr and Mrs Earl C Sn-.rier of priori * RS dl^coverrd in a ri^o'.n-r section of the out^kirtA or Fn'.'or. by Oene Sr.y- der. ft member n ' « B"^" Spoilt. Bcarchmp part-,. L^o Jordan. 23. of Pulton, hwl sicned a ronfe.won to kllllna the bov before State's Attorney L. L Winn and Shrrift Roy Crook, and WRS bo-.inri o\er to ti;c action of thr strand nir. . He »:«s held withOTit bail by JriMlce of Peare Vernon DearlnRer and is confined In the Whlt^ide county Jnil. Follorrini? the murder Jordan hurried back to Tenth avenue and Ninth .Mjeet In FMlton where he was echeduled to meet a Fulton woman and four others and ride to Clinton. where he was employed at the Rich Mfg. company. He made the trip and WM not picked up until he returned to Fulton about 10 p. m.. •bout the time the body wa* dl*cov- «red. Taken to the scene he calmly viewed the body and stoutly and steadfastly denied any knowledge of the crime. Been Talking with Boj W. J. Consldine had seen Jordan talking with the boy when he was on his *ay to work. The teacher at the school where the Snyder boy had been playing with school children. fcftld she ran* the bell three minutes early because she saw the man playing with the children. School patrol boys had al.v> Been Jordan walking away with the boy. Feeling ran high at Fulton after the body had been found. Threats of lynching caused the officers to more their prisoner to the county SUte's Attorney Wlnn, Sheriff Crook and others plied Jordan with • ateady stream of questions but he refused to break and maintained he knew nothing of the affair. Officer F. Clancy of the Clinton police force. who was among those searching for the missing boy. discovered a piece of. broken pencil near where the body had been discovered. He brought this to the county jail after Jordan had been placed in a cell about 2 thi* morning and this furnished the necessary bit of evidence to break Jordan's denials. • Questioned regarding contents of his pockets Jordan said he had two pencils which he purchased a chort time ago. One had been broken and he put both pieces in his pocket. Asked to show them he produced the pencil and a piece of the broken pencil.' A search through his pockets failed to produce one piece of the braken pencil and when the officer* •bowed him the piece discovered by Officer Clancy, which flt perfectly with the piece Jordan had shown the officers, he wilted and confessed. BntkM B«y T* Seclude* 8pa4 He stated in hin confession that he left his home about 13:30 Monday afternoon to meet the woman, with whom he was to ride to work. At approximately 1 : 30 he was at the designated place near the school. Some of the children began throwing ' leaves at him and he threw aome back at them. He started to run after a group and fell down and cut his hand. It was at this time that the achool teacher saw what was going .en and rang the bell. After the children entered school the Snyder boy. •who had been playing with them. was alone. He enticed the boy to take a walk with htm and they went . pact the water tower and Into a field covered with scrub oak. While in the secluded spot he made unnatural advances toward the child. then knocked him down and cut his throat with a safety razor blade held In a mar. He threw the blade away. .He wiped blood off on the grass and hU handkerchief. He then rushed tack and joined the group who went to Clinton to work. He stated in his confession, that he was warned that any statement might be used against him and that he had not been threatened or promised any leniency. Atant Mt In tearehiag Party More than 300 persons are report- rd t/> h*--e bwn in tee party headed by Ctilef of Police H.' H. CofTmsn r»f Fulton. Sro'itma^r j Haro!<1 Allen *-s»s in chare* of the , .Tout troop Thr Snvr>r bov TOO _ riisroverrd the body, is not relsted ; r/> the vjrjjnv | The hoy hsd sevrrnl re'.s'.:•• e- in • T*!)ltnn "nd his mother ore.v.rned he ' ii.vl S«r;e to vj'it some of 'h<rr. It : Tas not. until dark that his rwrr>nt. c ., N^^rn" ftlarmed The bo> s father! •,s a roal nnrl hnilrtinn supp'.v d*a>r.' I'nti! 'he ?/>;!-tn!r e*. ifienr" fur-: niched bv th^ broken pennl «•?-.< pro-; duced Jordan was the nirf: ra!m . and iinrno 1 . ed jvr?nn rnr,:-,< > red ^lUi rhe f^arch anrl effort to .••">'•.P thr nvirdf r It •<**.*. lust two v.-eeks aeo rodav ; !!;ar Jordan ^n." fminri r.^' r:.;!".' of a statutory i hargr bv a v.:r* :n tVir ; Whiteside county circuit c^urt. He, hsd been held in the co'.int•. 'nil. ^u.fe Septembr a^aidne trra! on that rharjre. He had been released ; !rom th' 1 Town state reforrr.a'orv at . Anamow*. la . a short turte rrf'r,rf he ; was arrr'-yd on the statutory charge He hnrt served five years sn the Ann mow* prison on » charge j of burcSary of « Clinton lewelry' store, and IS of his 23 \rars had been spent In Iowa correctional institutions. Coroner C. M. Frye conducted the inquest thi* morning at Fulton. Defense Gardens Can Be Started Everywhere Now Hedge of Rhubarb and Asparagus to Screen Vegetable Plants Ordinance for $9,000 Funding Bonds Rtod at Session of Council 7"?:'" r>rrl:n»nre providing fee ?*>.^ r;n<"i:F'£ bond*. to provide ; <r~ mf'** *" ; :' <> n ' •? P* > *5"i!-li H-T - i;T!'.!js'frt fo!:c,Tnr,K the p*wc* of rr, :nirr,'!,T. wnee for nnr Minrl.nv. The ordi- ;?>;d o"iT one ^'e^k *r>; i- imr^Vmr,. Thr fn-a] hr^k is SP12S32 The bond* «n'd :irem::im of 1100 nnd f h» r»- •.dT 01' the rirbt. 2fi 32. »:'.! b* Ten from Woodlawn School Awarded % Teeth Tags Citizen Club Elects Officers at Meeting Monday Afternoon Jones fctfttefant to Serve as Member of Coliseum Board <:v M: ."••:,'"• V**' , • * *~ ••*" ' r -: ;• r 3. frorr. <•;••. fund*. carrJ'n : S Alene Sfercnberg Married Monday to Lawrence Hinrichs Adult Rural Group Hears Robed Choir Sing at High School The Sterling Township high school robed choir featured the adult meeting of rural folks av the school Monday evening. Even under adverse conditions, the choir presented a splendid concert. The conductor. David Stryker, Is to be commended for the excellent work he has done with this group and especially in bringing them up to state honors. The choir has been in demand for Important meetings throughout this entire section. Motion pictures were shown to the group. They were followed by a lunch of jello, cake and coffee. Some of the youngsters ducked apples as part of the evening's entertainment. The next meeting will be held early in December, at which time a pot luck supper will be served. Verdict for Defendant In $25,000 Damage Suit made in th* ^ou:h nr r«r'h are sorr.'' xegetabie* » car. planted this fall. How lore is determined bv '. n-;r !c>^a';or. In the cr.iri -wfarher ''a'.e--. where the ground iree?e^ deeply. There sre both perennial and anr.;:»! vegetables winch can be, *o*n thi 1 ; 'ail to ad\anraee The perennial ipcr'^b!'- ir.rlud- InK a^paraeim and rhubarb, rr.ftv be Miss Aiene Sterenberg of this citv. planted now. A t:»p '^~ *r icicim ; d»UBh»er of Mr and Mrs Rir.hard grown bv amateurs is wir.ter peren- ' Sterenberg of Mt Morris, and Law- nial onions grown from sets which if, rence Hinrich.*;. son of Hio Hmnchs. planted now will -give green onion'; north of Sterling, were married in for the table before the ground can » *'nJt!" ring ceremony at 12:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. The wedding took place In the home of Rev. R W Vande Bunte of the be spaded for spring planting. Two of the early spring vegetables can be conveniently planted the the W.LS. •ARN DANCE SHOW Sterlinf CotiMum Tuw^oy, No*. 11 S p. M.—7:30 fir 9 f. M. The Jury in the damage suit of Donald Piper .-.gainst Esther Speroni, administratrix of the estate of Peter J. Speroni. which was concluded in the Bureau county circuit court at Princeton Monday, returned a verdict in favor of the defendant. The case was given to the Jury at 4 p. m. and a verdict was reached at 3:45 a. m. Tuesday. The damage suit was the outgrowth of an accident between the Piper car and a carnival truck belonging to thtlate Peter J. SperoqkonJtoute K, near Van Orin, April m. 1040. Mr. Piper fUed suit for $35.000 for alleged permanent injuries. In the accident Winfield Odell. son of Mrs. Lena Odell of Walnut, was killed. A suit has keen filed by Mrs. Odell to recover damages for the death of her son. and the case is next on the docket for trial. The suits involve the insurance company which held the liability policies on the Speroni truck. City in Excellent Financial Condition The city treasurer's report for the first six months of the fiscal year reveal* that the city of Sterling is in excellent financial condition. With bond*, interest and all bill* paid for the first half of the year, the city has a cash balance of SM,341.12 in the bank. Some bonds have been paid in advance, which will aave interest money on them. MUD TMC GLA88ITIEO AO8 COLISEUM. STEBUNG TONIGHT , Cale-43ithrto Ptoyen present THREE IN A BED" Me, AMMa lac, pla« tax in* the fall These are leaf lettuce and spinach, waiting until the last minute when the ground can be worked and then covering the rows with a mulch until frost if. crut of the ground in the spring. While leaf lettuce usually is held over until spring and comes quickly enough sown then, old-time gardeners used to sow it in the fall and reap early lettuce from these early seeding?. The ground must be prepared carefully for fall sowing. It is a good thing to spade or plow the whole garden, turning under any compost or manure which is obtainable, to replenish the supply of humus in thr soil. This fall preparation will make sprin* planting easier and earlier, and will also improve the mechanical condition of" the soil next spring. Rains will penetrate deeper, and frost action will help mellcw the soil. Spinach snould be sown late, but before the around freezes. It is not intended that the seed shall germinate this fall: but that it shall lie in the ground through the winter and sprout in .the first favorable weather of spring. Spinach is a cool weather crop, usually the first to be sown by market growers In the spring. It must be grown and harvested before hot weather arrives, and fall planting Jlwt week here, with his parents, hae often fives It a start of several weeks. Select the modern heavy-leafed types to sow. The main requisite for an asparagus bed is deep rich soil and ample root room for each hill, giving the plants three feet of space each way. Rhubarb roots should be set out now. A dozen plants will be sufficient to provide an ample supply for the average family, and they will last a lifetime with little care. New varieties of rhubarb which are char- acteriM-d by pronounced red eolor- mg in the stalk, are now popular. They ahow improvement m tenderness and flavor over the older types. When seed Is sown, or plants set out In the fall in ground which has been newly spaded, a mulch put over the soil after it has frozen to, keep the frost In. is usually advisable. It helps prevent winter thaws which might heave the pUnts out of the ground, or uncover the seed. Firemen Want Kitchen The request of the firemen for the dty to finance the construction of a partition at the rear of their recreation room in the fire department building, to provide them with a kitchen, waa taken under advisement. CHIC Beauty Salon rUMANEVTfi, SLM «p 8auuapa«a aad Ftag*rw«r*, 7fte •Se. PHONE Mi «aS FIB8T EUNICE BEATTY Fire Balls That New *nd Attractive Fuel af^r aaf MX LttU* Ira, , GraM Wllata\ Otto, Ewty GMI'a ka«« awl Till SHOW TOITVE WAITING FOB A LONG Tlafl ITc. AM at wajr '* ««rt*r h hoiL •alo IroH pm ooil, wife DM bh INNWottikoiott Wolifoaoar ooftracL Tryatoo;vokao«fOi vHHkoiL FHONI 79 FOR PROMPT DELIVERY II •** CMirttMis Scrvict t* Sunpson-Powekon LUMIIR COMf ANY 105 W*it Thif^ $r. III. Bethel Reformed church, who officiated. They were attended by Muw Anna belle Sterenberg, staler of bride, and Alvin Hinrichs. bridegroom's brother. The bride was attired in a street length dre. 1 * of teal blue crepe and her sister wore navy crepe. Their flowers were c*r- sages of roses and sweet pea*. A wedding dinner was wred to the Immediate families in the home of the brides parents at Mt. Mom*, after which the newlyweds departed on a short honeymoon. The bride will remain in Sterling while Mr. Hinncns will return to service at Camp Tenn. He has been home on a 15-day furlough. Several parties are being arranged later in the week for the young couple. The bride was honored last week with .a shower given by her two aunts. Mrs. William 8t*fenga and Mrs. Claus Vos of Morison. Sgt. Robert Thompson Spends Part of Furlough Here with His Parents Sgt. Robert P. Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Thompson of 411 Sixteenth avenue, who spent the gone to spend the remainder of his 15 days furlough from Port Leonard Wood. Mo., with his wife and her parents. Prior to being assigned to Port Leonard Wood. Sgt. Thompson served at Port De* Moines. Iowa, where he met and was married to Miss Virginia Black about four months ago. , Sgt. Thompson enlisted In 193* with the SOth field artillery, which was then stationed ut Dec Moines. Iowa. The entire outfit waa moved to Port Leonard Wood. Bdfc* Vfcxxnr. «iater offc Bgt. Thompson, also visited her parents last week during the stay of her brother. Mrs. Vincent has been employed at Kalamaaoo. Mich., for the last six months, but will not return there. She will work in Columbia. Ga.. where she will go with her ton to remain until next March. Both 8ft- Thompson and Mrs. Vincent were educated in the Rock Palls schools and have many friends there and in Sterling. Th:."v-t-ao ;r;pj;.' of thr Wood- lain .- -hooi attended the health r;:ni<- a' the roine-jm Monday morn::•;£ Tho>e who received 100 p-T -P-1- T.(«!h tns.>; were Martnrie Mar*.'• Dsir.'-i OarfnT. K«-nt Bowron. Wavn r Rowland. Dona'.d FMabrook. Ann Oarfner. f'nro] Land:*. R-i'h K.n-.l'aM, Bobby Bowron and Orvil'.e K:mba'!. DririnK the pi-ocram Darl^ne Tying. Gloria Weaver and B'ttv Mae Mar- Icf}-! presented a p!av entitled "A HeslthJuI School Lunch." written bv Marilyn Tre.^enriter and Evelyn Moore of the .MXth grade. The large posters (liij.'tratirig !he .<«rhfio! lunches were made and shown by Patty Rteadrnnn, Orville Klmbali. Max Johnson and Bobby Bowron of the fourth grade. After the inspection all enjoyed a tour of the Sterling public library in observance of Book week. At noon all the pupils and teachers enjoyed a wiener roast and picnic dinner at SlnnUsippl park. In the afternoon the Woodlawn CitSren club met with Marjorie Martin acting as president. The following officers were elected; President. Betty Jean Morris: vice president, Max Andreas: secretary. Gene Welker: schoolroom Inspector. Marilyn Tre.«enriter; hall inspector, Dolores Bowron: bawment inspector. Junior Stenzel; librarian. Betty Jean Morris: schoolroom decorator. Marjorie Moore; critic. Marjorie Martin, end procram chairman. Ethel Propheter. After the election of officers the weekly reader reports were given by Dale Long, Gloria Weaver. Betty Mae Marken. Darlene Long, Max Andreas. Betty Jean Morris and Ethel Propheter. Those who had perfect attendance for the month of October were Evelyn Engel. Ann Gartner. Ruth Kimball. Carol Landis. Wayne Moore Bemice Propheter, Wayne Rowland Donald Efttabrook, Bobby Bowron Max Johnson. Orville Klmbali. Patty Steadman, Marjorie Martin, Marjorie Moore, Ronald Landis. Betty Jean Morris, Ethel Propheter. Daniel Gartner. William Johnson, Marilyn Tresenriter, Evelyn Moore Dale and Darlene Long, Betty Mae Marken and Gloria Weaver. ™ ?.5 ^ V; - S6 Workers Attend Scout Breakfast Held This Morning Big Group Out to Complete Drive Before Sundown Will Soifd New Front In Store Building of Cruse Estate, 123 E3rd.* Third hv r«rm!J F";'"*r-:vh a 1 . e:r :v;i;d a 14x^0 I.eonsirt Link »ill re;i*:r Sterling Draff Quota Will Probably Be Large For Month of November Goca - Go/a's "SPOTLIGHT IAND" WHBF; M. 1270 '} "* T:<"''a of rhe ^''~:\'.::k -'if'f- ;tne s^r-ice b'-^rd for November will 'probably be "imped again, from prefer.: indication'. A notice issued \ry the sta'e «e>rti\e service officials **atr<: that the -Tllinois draft quota for November has been raised from 3951 men to 5.181 to make tip for last month* shortage of selec- tee*. It is explained by the state draft officials that some of the local boards of the state have exhausted their lists of Class 1-A registrants and ate now rechecking the cases of deferred men with a view toward possible reclassificstion. On a basis of this new quota for the state, the local board's quota will probably be again over 20 men Instead of a possible 15, as had been estimated. . Entertain Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller of Second avenue entertained at dinner Sunday in honor of their 38th wedding anniversary and also for their son. Pfc. Charles Miller of Camp Forrest, Tenn., who is home on furlough. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Al Blum of Rock Palls. Mr. and Mix Qlenn f. Coe, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Wilson and Mrs. Sophie Wilson of Dixon and Mary Jane and Maxine Miller. NtiMeks Drag Go. STERLING, ILL. 9ng Stem •OCR FALLS. ILL. makes style last longer Jtrtiy lover of fine iboei owe* himself a trial fining in a pair of Nunn-Bu«h J*kl*-F*iU*u4 Oxford*. Stof in and let ui help you select the corrrct shoe for youi' type o/ foot. A*W fyla gtqj w NunnBush $9.50 GREBNERS T IMOCS FOB at VIAAf [$*!•« fiu.4 by X-Roy] Sent to Fort Sill, Okla. Elwln Hoeller. who left Sterling wish a contingent of .^-electees for army Induction in Chicago, pa.v;ed his physical examinations and WAS sent to Camp Grant, and from there was aislftned to duty with the heavy srtlllerj- In Fort Sill. Okla. His mother, Mrs. J. Habben. received a card from him Saturday, mailed at Kansas City. Mo, while he was en route to Fort Sill. Ei«fh!'.'-Mr rr.rn crrnip« in ;}-.* !-.;-'ory of B"'. PC nut drr.ei In P'rrhnR B"'-:.ri'-d *he openiriE breakfast nt ~ W »' the Elk.s club ;hi c morriiiiK Ronald E ' Rhawcer. the crneral ehusrman of the drive, -xa* in rharc'-. T1-,e thrre rr.njor*. Al S'.oi:/.. Frank StflB'r sr.d , CurtL< Brands\i. were present wi!h j their rnptain* and each 'earn w*r« ^eR'ef 1 with it? own banner proudly dUplajed. j "'"he speaker of the day WR- Rev . Albion Tavenner. pastor n( the 'Fourth Street Methodist church. Mr ', |Tavenner gave an exceptionally good | talk on "A New Creation." Cub Ronnie Jokem of Pack 305 and Scout Bob Schunenian of Troop K were also present, each Riving a xhort In Ik on what Scouting is doing for the boys of Sterling. At the close of the talks, the chairman of workers, William Swehla. took charge. The canls were apportioned to the various t.earns and the men started out with more than usual amount of enthusiasm. Something which probably helped generate much of the enthusiasm was the receipt by the wile of each worker Monday evening of a "Scout- ogram." delivered b;- a uniformed Scout, asking her >o get her husband out of bed and start him toward the breakfast. That the ladies responded was shown by the attendance. It Is expected to complete the work in one day. •> ':'.! he rr.ade h-, N B Rifise st .V>err:' 1 C" RTK! H^R I^VMSt V> M:> F , P. K'.rhv at 4O9 A-.T! i» C: :r. M?::.n F. \Vnv- ">ri «r 14^2 Fmrth n-.en-jc; bv P M Cof n f Sil 1-2 Fourth «'. r;;;;r O^trEe FO>V Will rem-od' 1 ' ''::'• interior of his proy>ert| at P02 \V<->: Fo-ir:.h .'treet D. .^-hmeee: •»:!! rrar down * tmrn on h:.~ pio;irrf. a! 70S johrtM">n ovenue. Diinhar. 1 . ;\:ni''ire jttnre NEW CONVENIENT LOCATION 11 E. THIKD ST. niONE M9 like aw aew place—«w excellent nerviee—an* »w b«4get prices. Regalar $3^4 $4.68 R*». M Durt Oil FmaaawBt, Uda •r tw* far $5. R*C. MLM Dwrt tafvakm OH tab •r tw* for |C5f MACHTNELESS PERMANENT8, ftM'OFF IS PERMAXEXTS FORENOONS ONLY SZ.M 2—OPERATORS—2 Thcac Fwrawaawala are gvaraatoed it axpcft kairtvt, aa4 ftacer wave. Try aw lint claaa Sliaanw* FiBfcr Wave. "•ILL" Barter gawp 50c HELEN srty fthap TrnLvion to ham? a siffn nt 311 F:r>; ft\^tv:e A new e'.rTtnc .s;en. 3x1x12 leer, will he irwtal n\r-T the ,^:ilaa'.k from the property at 12.1 EsM Third street, acc-jpjed "»v thr P'jtar Bowi A cement wnrk- er'.« !;<ea^e WBA grnnted to Paul Will Close Qffices Selectees nre notified that th« Sterling selective sen'ice board offices will be closed all day Tuesday, November 11, Armistice dav. CARDS CHRISTMAS InpriiM wHh fiir 50 for $1- You'll say these are the smartest cards you've ever sent... and at such a thrifty price, too! A large selection of beautiful designs from which to choose... order yours now and mail early this year! Chase's SIC LOCUST M4-J W««, not ••oeffy, but ft* n«xt thing to It.. Yoo'K b* .when yew barn bow EASY H b to ploy—wMi |uat ONE FINGER* Tt» Sdovoa open• up • who)* n«w «»orld of muiic—b«ou»iful "iolo «ok*c" raMindfwl of orck««»ral insfruiiMfir*. Com* In ond PLAY Mt* Solevox — tomorrowl _ I • Aafl •• M P Solovox With tk« H»m SeIo«M •»- •M*ct«— lint*. d«ri««f. vial in. •••y ••r*. TIM S«I0«»* •*••* !•»• •• •(•ctrk Engel s Music Store U10E. F<Nirttt Strat 527J EJIDS TUESDAY UYFRU6IS "PUT GIRL" —-Also— "CHARUE CHIN He TAX IMCL •^••^^••^•••••••H THE NEW "DEVLDMS THEUr •ILL ELLIOT TEX RITTiR STRAND ENDS TUESDAY AkMt M tU« HUVITES " Lov lifts "MLULMIEt flMfJf" ^B^^r^^^^R^^'W

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