Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on November 6, 1941 · Page 2
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Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, November 6, 1941
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STERLING DAILY GAZETTE, STERLING. ILLINOIS Thumlay, November 6,1P41 Polo Youth Among IT Americans Lost Enroute to Britain Robert I Folk Included In List of Missing from Ship on Way io England Rober' E Folk. 22, MT. of Mr.*. Sam Lazarus of Polo, was one of the 17 American and two Canadian civilian technicians reported miVini? at sea as the result of the sinking of m ship, presumably on it 1 - *ay to Fn- gltnd. The former Polo high, school star athlete, who also at:rr.drd Illinois a year a:id completed a year's ccurs in the Ccmie Electrical school In Chicago, from which he graduated last August, was well known here. In athletics he followed 'training at the army signal corps ^chool ar Fort Monmouth, N. ,T.. his grandparents. Mr. and Mr« W. T. Elms of Polo: an uncle, W. C. E!m«. ,Ioh«t and an aunt. Mrv Btiena Rltr, 515 Summit street, Rockford. ANOTHER ILIJNOI* VICTIM B EEC HER CITY, ILL —' AP>—,J. C. Templeton. father of Andros Edmund Templeton, 22. *aid the last, letter he had received from his *on nas mailed from Montreal on Sept. Ifi and he presumed the letter was mailed just before he sailed for En- elnnd Ten-, pin on said h* later received word from British civilian technical c-orp* officials nt Montreal that his son would be stationed at Bournemouth. England. Andros joined the corps last July as n technician. A brother, Edwin, and two sisters, it home. vllle, III, high school. When word was first received it. was presumed that it was the latter who was miss- Ing. Dick Folk helped make athletic history for Polo high and at Illinois Wesleyan he again starred and in his senior year was captain of the football team. He played a year of pro. football with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He fought Kid Harms and others in the local ring with Bob *., his R«C- 'ond. Robert, the younger brother, followed the example of his older brother and starred in football and basketball in high school and was well on his way in college until the war cloud caused him to seek a technical education. Polo Is a member of the Rock River Valley conference, of which Rock Falls and Morrison are members, and he played In both cities a number of times. Signs "tar. Civilian Berrice When the British made an appeal several months ago for technical at to combat the German bomber President F. D. Roosevelt issued statement that Americans who de aired to enter Into the purely clvilia effort to aid Britain could do rithout losing In September, just after graduating from the Chicago school. Bob wen to Canada and enlisted. He signe up for a period of three years or th duration of the war. He was one o the early members of the civllia technical corps and was No. 6. H was eligible for the corps throug No information is available othe than that he and the others are -in-JKaab, ington. D. C., speaking for the roya air force delegation there, did no reveal whether the civilians wer aboard a British naval or merchan •hip. The name of the ship, the dat It waa presumably sunk, or the area in which U was lost has not been »n««t^ public. Tha American and Canadian ci viUaa tarhnirtan* were en rout* to the United Kingdom to meet ahortate of trained men to operate new airplane detection device* an other Weapon* to protect Britain* bigteet cities from German air bomhtnga. according to press dis patch**. Authorities in Washington report that hundreds of Americans have enlisted for this technical ser vie* in th* United Kingdom. Brit Ish Press dispatches indicate tha this was the first incident, in which any of them had lost their lives a •a*. The British government under take* to provide transportation an to furnish board, lodging, uniforms and medical care for men in th eorpa. Salaries range from 134 to $38 United State* government officials i*^d_American_technl clan* to join th* British corpTonTh theory not only that they will assis in the British war effort but also that they would obtain valuable training which would be of service in th* United States in the event o hostilities. The tragedy, in which Polk was a victim, brought to a least 140 the number of Americans known to have lost their live* a sea in U. S. naval or merchant ships or those of other nation* since the outbreak of the war. •*ar*VK*w« to Bvtasteast "~ Th*~j>felRather" arid" mother of BOO, 1*37 Polo, first received notice that their •on was reported missing through a new* broadcast. Th* mother had to b* treated by a physician although ah* did not. collapse. She believe* bar aon would soon b* in Englanc and was awaiting word of his aaf* arrival Only Wednesday ah* bM mailed bin a tetter addreaaed to th* Civilian Technical corps, American Kagle* club, London. His parent* could give no information concerning the port, date of embarkation, or the type of ship on which he was a passenfer. Pott was born June 1. 1HB, in Polo. His parents reside there at 107 North Division street. His father, Uoyd ML Polk, died several years ago His stop-father is a livestock dealer Ka alto leave* two brothers. Richard X Polk, a teacher at Yorkvllle, II]., former Brooklyn Dodger football player and captain of the 1931 football team at Illinois Wesleyan university; Theodore E. Polk, in FOOTBUL! UUT GAME TMlfi SEASON! Friday, November 7th 2 —GAMES —2 •;« as* • P. 1L IIEIIN MOI/FALLS jpalsy Mat ejlwi u»a/4 aa tt! tllt Kieid i«e Scheid Will Attend Meeting of IHSAA Committee on Rules The thirty-seventh annual high school conference opened today «t the University of Illinois and will continue Friday and Saturday. During the three days the legislative commission's report, will be heard on three amendments dealing with high school football. One on advancing the start of grid practice from Sept. 1 to August 25. a second to discontinue spring football practice. and a third on directing schools to practice three weeks before engaging in a grid game. Coach Ted Scheid of 8. H. 8. is a member of the rules committee and will attend the meeting of this group Friday noon. Friday morning he will talk on class Instruction In golf. It is not generally known but Ro&coe Eades, principal of 8. H. S., -f»t*_red_th.*_. idea_ot Btartdnf -loot- ball practice a week before school opens and he has done considerable work toward having this amendment to the rules made at this time. He and Coach Scheid have concurred in this and also the elimination of spring football. By starting football practice a week ahead of the opening of school it makes it possible to hold two practice sessions a day and get the boys in good physical condition before they are called ia_plav. With nlnht football as the popular thine among high schools, games have been booked early In September in order to play when the nights are still fairly warm and comfortable for the fans. Spring football interferes with the many spring activities such aa track, baseball, tennis and golf. The il-ytar-old age limit for Illinois high school athlete* .will also come up for consideration, a* well as the prospective allied membership of Chicago high schools to downstat* schools. In connection with the I. H. 8. A. meeting the annual banquet of the Illinois Physical Education association and the Illinois Coaches association will be held tonight. Speaker* will be Prank McCormick. Minnesota's director of athletic*, and A J. Btoddard. superintendent ol schools at Philadelphia, Pa. Anna Rafzesberger Addresses Women Of Cong'!. Church Author end Traveler Traces History of Religion in Persia A larce croup of women m't the bTi'if-.:"•.- decorated dmin room of thi- Ster'.ir.c Conzregatlona church to hear Ar.r.s HAtT^'hercT 1 author and traveler. Wednesday af ternoon. In her talk on Persia, the Lan of the Maal. M'.v Ratwsbererr cav her hearers a UUd picture of rhl land which is a paradox In man ways The iar?e prosperous citle have adopted European clvilizatio but the villages retain ancient cus toms The women having w> recent ly discarded the vet] are the mo* effected by changing conditions He audience was Interested in the ef feet such a. ruling could have upo' a multitude of everyday experience as well as the standard* of wome; In the community. Beside the Interesting home things she told her audience. Mis. Ratwsberger traced the history o religion in Persia beginning wit the Zoroastrians. of which the wise men of the Christmas story were fol lowers. After the Arab invasloi the Islam religion was forced upo: them. They were slow to becom Christian because of family persecu tlon, but have been led to It more through medical assistance tha through any other way. Since Miss Ratsesberger is an au thor and not a missionary her re marks brought a viewpoint that wai unusually interesting. She confirm ed the statement so often hear that the schools established by mU sionartes after a slow beginning won the confidence of the people to sucl an extent that they set the pattern for education which was later Iml tated by the government. Miss Rataesberger has a gift for knowing what her audience want. to hear and has a most charming volot to express It. The audience : was'"delighled with the opportunity to hear again Mrs FMter Flke sing a group of appropriate numbers, "Little Pickaniny Kid," by Oulon, "In My Garden, by Roberts, and "The Window Pane, by La Forge. She was accompanied by Mrs. J. H. Linn. Miss Ethe Schwartz played a group of plan as the Whifeside Bar Ass'n. Elects Officers ot Meeting Last Night For the flr«t time In more th»r, dining room, which was festive with the flowers and fruits of autumn. Mrs. H. U. Challand. program The Annual Roll Call chairman, pi«&ia«d aver Uie meeting while Mrs. Lyle B. Wllcox and Mrs R. I. Hulls were co-chairmen of dining room and were" assisted "by Mrs. A. W. Schmitt, Mrs. Roy Gtea son, Mrs. Wm. Jamison, Mrs. W H. Hoofstitler. Mrs. A. Huber nnd Mrs. John Patton. Th* ticket ite was handled by Mrs. Fred Loo: June Welker Named President of Blue Tri Girl Reserves The ~Brue"~TTT~Otri Re&ervea Central school met Wednesday after school In the Y. W. C. A., when the eighth grade glrle Invited the seventh grade girls to b* oresent. Eleven seventh grade girls came. There are 31 girls in the troop, of which number 19 attended the meeting. Singing and business discussion were followed by election of officer*. The new president is Jun* Welker and th* other officer*: Vic* president, Joyor Olson; secretary, Ruth Thompson; treasurer, Betty Ttetteen; social committee. Betty Olds and eomultteer cosnm unity Margaret Mackovsky. At the end of the meeting a box was daooratad a* a chimney for the collection of doll* for th* Canta Claus shop at th* Y. W. C. A, The box will b* plaead in Central achool and all girl* having discarded doll* ar* asked to brine than to tha chl |TIE U IETTIF| I I I I I I I I I I iii« w. rouira •TUUNG COM* TO TU "KETTLE" Far a Warata* Saack Altar Tbe Ore*-** - Back Falto Gasae —rEATUBKNG— Alt* A cw or c or FEE, I 3 I I I I I I I *»• I I , The Cat Came Back Had Been Kidnaped In Scavenger Hunt Frisky-, the Holcomb cat. was the victim of a kidnaper rather than be ing guilty of thumbing a ride fo himself. The kitten was returned to its mistress, little June Holcomb daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Stanh Holcomb. shortly after The Oasette was delivered Wednesday evening It appears that a group of younj people were indulging in a scavenge hunt Tuesday evening. One of the articles called for was a black eat The Holcomb kitten was indulging in a bit of Vocal. practice when spl« 1>nme-of-the-hunten and seiaed upon M a fit priie. However, after going several blocks, it was discovered that he was not entirely black so he was abandoned. He landed on a friendly doorstep and waa taken in for the night. He remained th* next day. The lady who picked him up read the article in The Oasett* and imemdiately telephoned th* owners and Frisky was returned. Vraetta to all OeorU W • Li »• Nff, 11 Oti* a* "Lktst O*MV*WT* H You'll be tatty if you uiu thic unusual treat. All th* well known W. L.. 8. stars will gr*A you. S — Performince* — 3 S P. M p, M.-« P. M. Adam. «4e, Kttiia* lie—Tax Sa****re*1 by tb* Breaaway C Mm'* Clak Ticket* ar* *• sale a* fart H*9kla» Dm* Barter tbaf, ar fv*w hHrl - mf^tin r.iRht at the K'.k.i rhib. Th^rr 31 rrsrmh-?r' pr?.""n f . TTi? pr^^'ni"* nf Atrornry Frsnk Bowman of St«>r- UnR wftt rnlMrd »« he 1.* confined at honif hy illness. Tli* 1 nie^thig was prfMdfd over bv .Jncoh Cftntlir.. president. Procrrd- :r,Rs consisted of M IfRal clinic. In which vartnu* l^gul practices County JudKt H J. Ludpns of Morrison Wfts flrcted president to utrvt for flip ensuing vpar Kfnnfth Miller of Prophet.stown wns nsmfd secrp- tary. and Krnnnrd Bfiwp. trpasurpr. Th* «s.soc!«tlon will hold Its ings rnorr oftpn this year. National Leader of Young People's Work To Visit Twin Cities Miss Ro«> Wright, national director of young people's work of the United Christian Missionary society of the Disciples ot Cfirlst, will spend Sunday. November 9, with the Sterling and Rock Falls churches. Miaa Wright was a deJe<rate to tfis world conference of Christian youth held In Amsterdam. Holland. In the summer of 1939. Thirteen hundred and fifty people from 70 countries attended this meeting, which was perhaps the most significant world gathering of Christian youth ever held. Miss Wright traveled with the European economic seminar which had joint "sessions with the Sherwood Eddy seminar on the boat and in London. Countries visited included Denmark. Holland. Germany. Switzerland, Italy and France. She has also visited the mission stations of the Disciples of Christ In Mexico, Miss Wright is the author of "Fun and Festival from India." This book was published by the Missionary Education Movement. In addition to speaking at the morning services at the Sterling Christian church she will meet the intermediates and young people of the—eburch-at l j>. m.—for a tea and discussion with them about their work. She will speak at the Rock Falls Christian church at the evening services. Girl Scouts Help Red Cross Prepare for troops are week helping the Red Cross prepare for its annual drive, which starts Nov. II. A number of girls met at the Girl Scout office and prepared the kits for solicitors Saturday, and the Girl Scouta of Lincoln and Central schools distributed the posters to be used in store windows Monday and Tuesday evenlnfa. Fosters to be used in the window* of Rock Falls business houaea will be distributed by the Rock Falls Oirl' Scouts Friday of this week. Nab Youths as They Try to Obtain Gas For Stolen Auto Two Rockford Boys Caught Here, Token Back for Hearing Donald Biork. 17. 123,1 Second RVP- nut *nd Bill Brixle. Ifi. 52fi Seventh avenue, both of Rock ford, were pirkfd up hero Wednesday nleht by th? local poiirp when they attempted to trade nn automobile jsr.Jc and some tool* for gasoline. They hurt a stolen car. owned by C. Mft^w 1 . 715 Elm strwf, Rockforri, In thrlr possession. Detective* Richard Whnlej (ind Tver Johnson of Rockford cnrne here and. after questioning thr boys, took thrm back to Rockford for a further Investigation of the cnse and R hearing. Officer Harold Swartley received a call «t 2 «. m. Wednesday that A couple of boy* tried to trade a jack for gasoline at the Walter's service station. Before his arrival at the gUtlon th« boys had left. Officer Swartley said he watched for the boys but could not find them. Wednesday at 6:45 p. m. he received a call from Curran's station at Broadway that two boys wore trying to make a trade for gasoline. Boy* Separated Wlwn the deal for gasoline at Curran's also failed, the boys left the car and said they would be back. Officer D«!« Jennings waited at Cur» run's service station while Officers Swartley and Barney Fryslngcr began a search for them. They found BJork at the Thirteenth avenue Standard Oil station. When they got back to Curran's they found that Brlxle had returned and was being held by Jennings. Questioning the boys, the police learned they had taken the car from Rockford about midnight Tuesday. They drove to this city and then continued on 'west to Route 150 and had tone south as far as Viola. III., where they traded a spare fir* for fit* gr*llon« of sr*«c»!ine «nd n pmr.fc of HRKWU They hid but •little to <"»t Mnr* leaving Rockford Tuesday ni?h f The pair «.aM ?ome farmer hud ;-'".prd th*"m s!<vi2 with n little E*'o'!n<". On one ro*d they got Murk In the mud and hfld a difficult tirr," e<»ttir.a; the c~ar back :IT of <\:f- rnr f. ~r • 'nrrt offtTT'. h"rr hark Two Rock Falls Boys Top Prizes in the Gas Model Plane Contest ri\?f 7.i;;:.f!s in thr c?.- model anplanr ;<>:.;rst h^ri a' the StT- line m'.jnK'ipai ai:;?oit S:;;-.c;:\>' ha\e been ifi'-s-^d First p: ize n $12 Rftso'.inr mo or lor a p'.ai;'\ was won by Karl B<"KJ< of Hrx k Fa!:- He exhibited a dime store mod el of the Spitfire. 'I he rorifst was J;idi*ed on workmanship and den^n. without legaid to siw or cost. Second pri7/» went to Bill Lutr, also of Rock Falls It in*, a factory mode model plane without, motor. Bill Taylor of Sterling received third prlw 1 . on airplane tit, and Guy Johnson. Morrison, received fourth prize, a set of model plane wheels. Between 35 and 40 model planes were exhibited and the judges had a hard time picking the winners, A couple of the planes powered by rubber bands were flown. Earl Begjts and Bill Lutr expect to start a gas model airplane club in Rork Falls in the near future. Service Given by Red Cross Chapter fo Men Of U, S. Armed Forces the p*.*t month the f~'T- fa!i.<. American RM Cro.vs d p ! ^ r^irv;^ ropf!;;:n;] i?- r rn:!i?aiy ramp- !o- for th Ca,r,; Fr>:' Rrnj->rr,;n I sre foo small for full tim* rr.s Maintenance of their o*~n staffs and secunnR of funds for any n^?- e.sssry local aid is the rtutv of n~\f 3.7iv> fhaptrrs in th^ United 6tat*.» Beside* fhh service to the arm r <1 forcer, the Rpyj Cross carries out five othT d-itlrs for the benefit of the ry^n TT.ev t^r^ fh* promoMon of heRiJr.. ep.roii.menf of nurs* 1 * and medi'a! tPthnoloal.M.v volunteer pro- du'tion of s'HRlral drfs^inir and ar- t'fi' >< t of rom.fort. prmidinj? of vol- 'int'-fr hlnod donor* for evabltshlnt n p!a5!i;a hank, and the train- of in.^tnictOTs in first nicl and r faf>*ty hi the carrip?;. ing ; to the .r.o!d:er f- boairi A'i it'. ;e irqiir.^t of tr,f H find '.ni 5 fo rstio.s. Mo\f of TONIOHT TOMMY DORSEY Goca - Go/a's "SPOTLIGHT BAND" WHBF 1270 P. M • ••:r<"ri hv a \:.'. nnr) h;5 rirsft air T.rc'!' 1 a; t; Red C;r«v;. f; :r:!.':'arv a •I'h. a. ir- !erj'if._ -rri lyr-fi'is" :-»:d>r :. c .".nd a>krri for d:v!iar(re.s ».<; B r<v e 'iit of r!:Pi:Kfri home <"o;ir!:' .op,;; MIKP 'he tnld-.ri .* i:id'.i< (ion into thr army In o«' h ca/-e tli'* chapter 5 report if a la't'inl Mntrturrv mtho:it a recorr.menfiafion. RiH'omrr.enda- tior. 1 ; for d'.vhaiEP tome from t!ie draft board and the annv authorities. TiiLx home service j.<; one of the moM importnnt ac-tu'ities of the Red Crav> and one that is expanding greatly b<vau*p. of the ^.000.000 men now in the armed service.'. The national office of the Red Crass maintains field director? and headquarters buildings and recreational buildings In 65 army and navy reservations, and part time staffs in over 300 more reaervatioas which V. F. 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