Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois on September 16, 1923 · Page 3
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Decatur, Illinois
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legislative Bureau Authorized Will Investigate Record of Political Candidates S"':: and Broadcast Results to Union Men; Administration Measure Z. Fo.itcr. reputed COm- William " - whlppoj- fur the fifth time th close of the 41st annual wntloa of the Illinois Federation droinlstratlon forces were - suc-U'ul in carrying out their avowed htfnli"" of-.'Hefeating at every Fptcr and the things he pro- 'llie administration leaders scored Hnal victory in the morning ses- vi;terdy. in succeeding in hav- . - nked the resolution calling all local unions- in -the state to contribute an assessment---of 4 tt'.ts fof tnB maintenance of a Joint Jtjislative bureau in Springfield, (-berk up fin Cnndidntem From this bureau will be directed 3Ws political - activities in .the It'will be the purpose of " the bureau officials to conduct an Investigation t!i0 Pr'nc'Ples ana tne tti" fade ot candidates for political of-fl.-es jhroushout the stae. If these fiHiIWates arc found friendly to labor then information regarding this nili be snt to all- local unions, and the members "ill be urged to do their part In putting thep 111 office. If they are found unfriendly, all of labor's strength will be used to keep them out of office. - . - -. . Miss Lillian Hrrstein of the school 'tochers' union in Chicago.- strongly .iinnsed the proposition, denouncing It as a irove to invade the right of the ballot and as a proposal to ' jjace in the hands of the federation's legislative committee the selection of candidates. ' ' " hoilln't Same Candidates "I'm not opposed," ' she said, "if tc-j chance this resolution so as to restrict the -"legislative committee tv just giving it the right to rec-orcniend legislation. . But do not put In their hands the right of naming candidates. I know most of . you are-flushed with success and will pass anything. but it is time to be nost careful in the hour of suc- CS- - - . - While speaking she touched . upon Frrsident -Walker's Kankakee speech a few weeks ago at a Len Small for governor booster meeting, at which lie said he saw a hopeful sign for labor in the - governor s' candidacy. This speech has caused much comment in labor's ranks and some look unon it as an out and out indorse-ctnt of Small's candidacy for reelection. ' - To defend-himself, and his political attitude, Mr. Walker took the floor. Walker Defends Himself "I haven't delivered myself or tho labor vote to anyone." he said. " lam in . the position to go politi- ea'.W in nr direction I please. If I think it best to fight Small, I'll fi;ht him; if I think it is the best t3:ns for labor interests innnnuia, Til support him. "In my speech in Chicago, 1 Pointed out some-of the good things Simill has done for labor, and some of the bad ones. While on the' floor. President talker took an opportunity to attack Attorney General Brundage. Fla?s Attr. Krandnge "I don't know of a single man as untruthful and selfish as Attj". Gen. Erundage. 1 know of no man more Uncompromising and of none Tho i:wi.n lower in fighting." 119 also branded Federal Judge tvilkorson as the man who stopped tiie Daugherty investigation, and if-lped to whitewash Daugherty. "And Daugherty." he shouted, "is asuciatcd with William J. . Burns! I nee-I go n- further." ' "Cm as to my support, I am free to K'J whatever way 1 choose, whether I support Small, Eugene V. Debs or Judge ;Gary." . The convention passed a resolution calling for action in "the release of political prisoners, also adopting an amendment- asking labor to use its r.-i'-iorf in earning the release of ti-.zi ln Russian prisons. - Injunction -to Be Issue - A lieuted - discussion ensued after th. reading' -of Resolution No. 1. wjk-li asks, that no . candidate who i m o not support, anti-injunction lain- !.e recognized by labor.- Injunc tion judges at this time are drawing tfc consolidated, fire of labor and in til places' attempts to abolish this pnulise are being- made. Secretary Olander spoke to the delegates on the -subject. and assured t!ini that It w-ould Je the prime issue In the state in future campaigns.. He Ifi'i.said that-a cttjppaign of education: would be launched immediately as to acquaint the workers with Injunction terms, Fp Jhat they could tttr; combat such railings. ' : injunction Hot La-iY" delegate. . HSrtman of Danville quoted Samuel. Gompers. president of the American "ederation of Labor, as Mying: -The thing to. do. with injunctions is" to - pay ; no , attention to thern.7 - ' . - '- ' ' "Bui," said Mr. 'Hartman, "since an Injunction, is an aet (of law, 1 don't like to carry out that adviceV ' ; - Aicaln Secretary Olander took the floor to explain: . . ; "An injunction, is not a law. When President Gompcra made.that.. stated ";'nt. he was not 'advocating violation of laws:. -The. injunction invades every right that .you hold) pr'eciousv J'Jst as did the proposed- rieW.'eonstl-"ion. and we will fight it in- the ime manner. - ". ?. E5in Carbine of Hillsl3droT who Jirf td the strike of; zinc workers n nis home city when employes of " American. ZinC Co. wenton strike. Poke in support of a resolution tlffied against that company.' - Itlrhtrr's Iteaolutlon Posses , He said the striking" smelter work-" win stick it out. "even if troops are called." While " speaking deiiied reports that" he is a native f Kussia. and said he came to Amer- fron Scotland some 42 years ago. "he resolution proposed"by J. Fred Klchter of Decatur,, which provided '"t no machinists of less than 10 1 ?' encrience be employed in citric power, - water or municipally "ned power plants, was passed, 'er a chapge in it had been made, change made it read, "journey- " ?f ' years' experience." 'Miition-Xo. S4. also proposed by Wchter. was withdrawn by him. "ring the morning a collection '-.taken for Delegate Henry Daw- " "i Kelltville. a moulder. Mr. i Kaon -was ' hurt -in an autornqbile i DECATUR HERALD accident Thursday evening, and was ! taken to St. Mary's hospital. He was presented with. $120.73 Walker Commends City's hospitality President Walker said in the afternoon that if the attitude of the city at the opening of the convention was that the delegates -were not welcome, it had changed during the, week. Convention , Closes at 1:40 Saturday The Saturday session closed at 1:40 o'clock, and with it closed the convention. Shortly -after the delegates started "checking out"rom their hotels, and hurrying to the - railroad stations. A large, number of the Chicago delegates -returned to their homes' on a special train which left at 4 o'clock. Delegations living in cities served by the interurbans took the first car out,, and by evening iiin.-Lciiy an naa ueparted. NATIONAL GUARD ....... COMPANIES HOME 1 30th Infantrymen of Decatur Return from Camp Grant Saturday i. Headquarters Co., the Regimental band and A Co., all of the 130th In-fantry of Decatur, have returned from a two weeks' . camping trip in Camp Grant. . The Decatur men. 140 of them, arrived on a special train at 2:35 o'clock Saturday, afternoon. The companies paraded from the depot to their armories, the band passing through the downtown streets in getting to its headquarters. With them on the special were the companies from Cairo, Carbondale, Paris, Sullivan. Effingham, Paxton and Champaign. The Paxton and Champaign companies were dropped at those places enroute, and upon arriving here the Sullivan, Paris and Effingham companies detrained with those from Decatur. They left for their homes later in the afternoon. The special continued south . -with the other companies. vThe band was most popular around camp and played a number of concerts in Rockford. The merits of this organization are recognized, and it has been complimented by officers who say it is one of the best in the state. ' BIG INCREASE IN JELLY DONATIO'NSI Dccatnr and Macon County Hospital Reports "'Receivinar Many Gifts I.nxt Week Within the past week or 10 days there has been a big increase in the number of glasses of Jelly and jars of fruit sent to the Decatur and Macon Cojuity hospital, in the "jelly drive" started some months ago. . With the coming of the season for grapes, peaches and late plums, housewives are remembering the 6ick folks in the hospital, ' and contribu tions are coming in from city, village and country. The season for canning soon will be over and those in charge of the hospital, are anxious to have, as much given now as possible. The gifts car. be sent to the hospital direct, or Mrs. Albert Barnes will send for them, if she is notified when they are ready. . PERSONALS William Dietz left last -week for a month's , visit In Harrisburg and York, Pa. ' ... - . ' , Take a Look At Your Own Panama Canal. It cuts In half the highway of the seas. It compresses the whole earth into smaller compass. This is a matter of tremendous advantage to the American manufacturer, -the farmer, the merchant, and the man in-the street. It brings Chili and Peru nearer to New- York - than they are to California. . . It brings Australia 1,300 miles near er to England. " ' - ' The mosfauthoritative map of the Panama Canal was made-under-the direction of the National Geographic Society. It is printed in four colors on coated paper, and , is 7J by 12 inches in size. .. . - Our" Washington, Information'. Bu reau -nil! secure a copy for any read-" er who will fill out the -coupon,- and enclose two cents in stamps for return postage. Print name and adr; dress r be sure to write plainly.- Frederick ; J.' Haskin, ; Director, . The Decatur Herald, Information Bureau, Washington,. D.' C., : r I enclose herewith' two cents in stamps for return postage on a free copy of the Panama map. Name Street City State FIRST THRIFT EXCHANGE IS GREATSUCGESS Produce Brought to Farm Bureau Building Sold Out by Noon PLAN TO WIDEN SCOPE Immediately following the close of the Thrift Exchange yesterday, the nome Bureau woman who operated it had a committee meeting to check over their shortcomings, count up tneir strong points, and plan ac cordingly for next week's Exchange, it is inevitable that adjustments will be needed as the farm women find out what the city women want to buy. The Exchange was well patronized yesterday. Opening at 10:30 o'clock, by noon everything was sold except a few tomatoes and green peppers. Nothing but first class produce was on sale, and the same high standard will be maintained throughout-For the present, the Thrift Exchange will be open only on Saturdays. Later in the season the women will add to their cakes, fresh country butter, eggs and chickens, cheese, bread pies and preserves, a line of sewing that will include . bloomer dresses and bib-aprons . for children, dressed dolls at Christmas time, and othor like articles. , Advisory Council to Sleet ' The Home Bureau Advisory Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. IS, in the Y. W. C. A. building. There will be a board meeting also. Several things of importance are ' to be brought up and all members ' are urged to attend. Miss Neva E. Woods, Home Bureau advisor, will attend the state .fair in Springfield one day next weK. None of the Macon county units or girls clubs1 have exhibits there this year,' but Miss Woods will attend one day and observe the other exhibits, for the Denefit of the local Bureau next year. Miss Louise Volk, Miss Wood's assistant in the Home Bureau office, has "resigned her position effective Sept. 22. - The Riverside unit of the Home Bureau will meat Thursday afternoon in the home of M:s. H. H. Brockman. 1314 North Main street. This will be an all day meeting, With games ind recreation, in the morning, a luncheon prepared by. the food committee at noon, and a business meeting in the afternoon. Each member is to pay for her- own luncheon, and to bring her own dishes and silver. ' nme Means Committee In the roll call, members will respond by telling what they have learned from the Home Bureau, and what advantage it has been to them. Officers will be elected at the business meeting. The chairman of the unit has appointed the following , women to the vays and means committee, for th; raining of the rest of this unit's Fart of the Ht n;e Bureau deficit: Mrs. John Albert, Mrs. D. O. Keilman, Mrs. A. P. Sellers. On the program. the food committee will report on the cooking school, Mrs. J. A. Keown will speak on Kitchen Industries, and Mrs. Merle Kline will talk in formally on her recent trip to Lookout Mountain. Mommoth. cave and other points of interest in the South. PROGRAM OUT FOR W.CT.UJEET Convention to. Be Held Sept. 21 in Macon Presbyterian Church Decatur members of the Woman's Christian Temperance union" have received copies of the program which will be given at the convention to be held Sjept. 21 In the Presbyterian church in ,Macon. It is as follows: , Morning: 11 Executive session. 12 Noontide prayer. Afternoon: 1:30 Convention called to order by Miss Margaret Crissey of Decatur, county president. Appointment of committees. 1:45 Devotion, led by Riverside Union Music. ' 2:30 Address'. "Americanization." by Mrs. Inez J. Bender of Decatur. Report of county superintendents. Election of officers. Treasurer's report and committee reports. ' Music. ' Memorial' service led by Miss Crissey. Miscellaneous business. Evening: - 7:30 Scripture reading and prayer. MusIoC 8:00 Address, by some minister from Decatur. . Music. ; Benediction. Decatur Couple Takes License in Springfietd (Special to The Herald.) , SPRINGFIELD. Sept.. 15. The following were licensed to wed in Springfield today: Keith Foley. 24. and Miss Kathryn Slack. 18, both of Decatur. Thomas E. Ilickey, 23, and Daisy Higgins, 20, both of Lincoln. J. R. Womack, 22 and Thurma H. Young. 18, both of Illlopolis. Walter Damarin, 27, and Florence Gasaway, 23, both of Mt. Pulaski. 1 BIRTHS Born To Mr. and Mrs. John Harpin Clark, 2763 North Church street, Septr 15, an 115-pound son. He has been named Charles Linton. . Born To Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Wel- by, 193G North Broadway, Sept.- lb, a son. Born To Mr. and Mrs. Scotty War-mick. Macoa, Sept. 15, a son. He has been named James Dale. Born To Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Mann, 705 West Center street, Sept. 13, in the Decatur and Macon County hos-pital.-aNdaughter. - - SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER, 16, 1923. D 17 n rr a n gy I : & ri J r o . . ... """'SSSSBSSSSSSBSBSaSMSSSBSSSSSBSBSBBBBBSBkSSSSBBB - " " " " t ' fi -., ; When this picture, showing the beginning of North Park street, was taken. Peter H. Wikoff built these buildings in 1868 and occupied one, as the sign indicates, as a meat market. He had been in business . at 120 North Water street when the building was destroyed by fire. This was perhaps the first fire in De-"' catur. The women brought out their blankets to be used to smother out the fire. Mr. Wikoff moved into his building in South Park street. Dr. Stapp owned the lot east of Mr. Wikoff s building and -decided to put up a business house. The workmen in excavation undermined the Wikoff building and it collapsed.' Mr. Wikoff owned the block from North Park to' William street and decided to build in North Park, ; 29 Filling Stations Now J j Live OffOeca Autoists Add at Least That Many Curb Stone Pumps and Total Is Gained; Nor Is End at Hand, ; for Still Others Are Planned When the Roxana Petroleum corporation, which recently took over the Crystal company interests in Decatur, builds its proposed filling-stations, Decatur will have 32 or 33 places, for gasoline and oil, known to the-trade as "filling stations." There are now 29 filling stations in Decatur. This does not count the curb stations of which there are a number scattered throughout the city. Outlying stores have them and there remain some from the days before the modern filling station with its drive-days was developed on f rigate property in this community. Not Enough Yet It was said Saturday that it would be a safe statement that there s place for gasoline and oil for every 1,000 inhabitants in the city. The Roxana corporation plans the erection of three or four more of them just as soon as good sites can be picked and some of the companies are also said to have their eyes open for -more sites, so it would appear that the filling station idea hag not yet been overdone in this city, at least not from the investment standpoint, as the .oil companies see it. The number of cars is growing steadily and filling stations mqst be provided for this increase in : the cars. " ' , It is said that a filling station will sell on an average of 40 Ogallons of gasoline a day. Operate on Narrow Margin ThaCdpes not indicate a big return in these Says of 16.2 cent gasoline, when the margin of profit is not as wide as it was when gas was selling for 20 cents. Tank wagon prices of gasoline to the filling , station are said to. be only 2 cents less than the retail price, which gives the proprietor of the station but 2 cents for shrinkage, expense and profit. The money, plainly, is in the 'volume of business done, and private operators express satisfaction over the business that comes their way. In some instances ' ground . is rented and it is figured that this expense runs from $100 to $150 a month. Two men are usually required at a station and. this labor expense runs more than $200 a. month for bolh of them. - - - 540,000 Gallons a Month But just to show that the future isn't so dark for the oil companies as might be believed, it might be added that Decatur and surrounding territory used- 640,000 gallons of gasoline in July of this year alone. . Six oil companies brought that much into Decatur during the month. And July isn't the heaviest month for gasoline consumption, either, the records show. In April and December,- for some reason - or other, more gasoline is brought " into Decatur than in any other months of the year. June is also a fairly heavy month, but July, August and September, the months when auto traffic is heaviest, are far from the top. - Mach, October and November are the lightest months. A fire alarm system recently installed in. the borough of Manhattan, New Tork, cost 1.500.000 LOCAL NOTICES -DR. PARKE H. WAGGONER Dentist, 528 Standard Life. v . SILVER MOON REOPENING '.' 3 miles west pn hard road.--New hardwood dance floor and enclosed pavilion. Sun.. Sept. 16. Harvey Cox's orchestra. Hours 8:30 to 11:30, . . , . Ti r t . . V. 1 1 laflVOa .1-O . f alf.f 1 PH. ycwiLu. c - .-- - .ral park at 8 and S:30. - - s NOKOL'OIL BURNERS Several Nokol Oil Burners'. at bis savings. Apply Roy Wilson Hardware company. YO U and later built up the greater part of the block in good - business buildings. 'Stapp's Chapel., seen, to .the right in the picture, was built in 1867 and within a few years' that section was built up with the best residences in Decatur. Dr. A. J. -Stoner's home, William and Franklin, is shown to left of the church. The picket fence to the right surrounds the Isaac Shellabarger home, and, the barns on the rear of the lots facing Franklin street are on what is now North State street. North Park street was narrower than it is now and. the fence marks the north line of Central park and was used as a hitching rack by farmers and Decatur citi- zens alike. The smoke to the left in the background issues from the smoke stack of Shellabarger's mill at Water street and the Wabash railroad., W.W.KYLE DIES; IN P. 0.20 YEARS Had Taught School in Macon County for Nearly Three Decades W. VT. Kyle, 944 : North C0IU30 street, died at 10:45 o'clock Saturday night in the Decatur and Macon County hospital, after an illness of four weeks of uremic poisoning. Mr. Kyle had been for the last 20 years employed in the Decatur post-office, most of the time in the money order department. For 28 years previous to that he was a teacher in the Macon county schools, .having started teaching when he was ' 17 years old. He taught" one year if Effingham county and then came to Macon county. He taught in Nian-tic, Harristown, Warrensburg, Ma-roa. Argenta and other public schools. - Vu Born la Ohio" He was born in Mohawk, Coshoc ton county, Ohio, Dec. 19, 1858. With his parents he moved to Effingham county and lived near Moccasin, 111. On April -6, 1882 he was married to Miss Belle Tipsword of Moccasin. He leaves beside his wife, four children, George of St. Louis; Otto of Decatur, Miss Ethel Kyle of Mattoon, - and Wilbur Kyle of Decatur. He - also leaves tho . ' following brothers and sisters. Miss Cora Kylo and Mrs. Mary Grant, Altamont, Mrs. Laura Qitea, Alta, Mrs. Myrtle Reed- er. and Mrs. Jennie -Kern, both of Marion, John -Kyle of Minnesota and James Kyle of Decatur. "... He was a member . of . Easterly camp No. 1626 M.; W.. A.;, a member and deacon of Westminister .Presbyr terian church.-,, The body was removed to the Daw son and Wikoff chapel and prepared for burial. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday with burial in Fairlawn cemetery. STUDENT BUREAU .r AT MILUKIN IS DOING NICE WORK Calls from Housewives for Help Come in Slowly ' As Yet, However The Students' Service Bureau at Milllkln: opening its fourth successful season this" tali,, has already supplied several harried housewives with the help they need "with their children or their houses. Because ; last week was the -first of the', school term, applications for work and calls for help- came " in rather slowly. : Several of the girls, with experience behind them, are asking for positions in business offices where they can do part time. .work outside of office hours. ; V ' - . - Two women have asked to be sup-nlied with students who will do part of the housework in return for free room rent. The hours they are asking the girls to give to the work are very short, and the room attnac- .. . . L - I Ul.. tlVe. UP lO U1Q piCBCUl umO ) . JThelma Elliott, who ta at the neau of the bureau this year, has been unable to supply the girls. All applications for help go through Miss Elliott's hands. She Can be reached at any hour of the school day through the Millikln office. DECATUR HERALD R EC A LL ..a 1 GROTTO PICKS 6 NUMBERS FOR LYCEUM COURSE Mozart's 'The Impresario' to Be Presented Here Nov. 5 SALE TO OPEN MONDAY Zohak Grotto members are turning their attention to the lyceum course which will be presented this fall and winter under the organizations auspices, the first number of which has been booked for the High school auditorium the evening of Oct. 27. Six numbers comprise the -course, all of them head liners in the Emer son Lyceum Bureau. R. C. A arner said last evening that the cost of the attractions will be between $2,500 and $3,000, and the course is the biggest ever put on in any city in the state outside of Chicago. The sale of tickets will start Monday at the office of J. Frank Wallace, Linxweifer's, Kmerson's, Hcyt's Cigar store, and Haine9 and Essick's. Season tickets will sell for 5 for adults and $3 for children. . Single admission tickets will not be sold at this time, but their price will be the ame as charged for any road at traction. Mozart's Opera Nov. 5 David, "the man who mystifies," will open the course, Oct. 27. The feature number of the entire course will- be presented in the Lincoln Square theater, Nov. S. This hi Mozart's comic opera, "Thelmpres-ario," with Percy Hemus, supported by an American cast. The attraction alone costs $1,230. Decatur people who have seen the show were highly pleased with it. - Burnell Ford, electrical wizard, will demonstrate 'what can bo done with electricity when he comes to the High school auditorium Dec 14. Emory Parnell, the one man band, is booked for Dec 15. Many Decatur residents have been entertained by this man, who includes in his performance, impersonations.. .He plays an accordion, the snare drum and base drum, all at the same time. Ladies' Orchestra Jan. 23 Captain T. Dinsmore Upton, the only lecturer on the- course, will sptak in the High school auditorium Jarfuary 15 on the subject, "Boys Will be Boys." ' ' The second big' attraction will be the Ladies Rainbow orchestra. This is a company of six women, all of whom are close relatives of some n.m mnnbrr of the 42nd. Dainbow Division. U. S. Army. Each plays three or more instruments and all are artists. Their appearance is scnea-for January 23. . . Tho laot number will be a pro gram offered by the Cheney Concert Co.. in which will be featured selections played on the "White House Golden Organ Chimes." Two women end two men make up the personnel of this troupe. They win appear in concert Feb. 15. ' t .". " " : CHURCH NOTES - The southeast division ladies' aid of the - First Methodist church : met Friday with Mrs. W. N. Elliott. Four-teen- .were presen.t. - Devotions were led by Mrs. Grace Stroul. .Miss'Mar-garet Dugafi gave two "readings' and Misa Vivlenne Elliott gve two vocal solos. Assistant hostesses were Mrs. S. E. Arnold. Mrs. Harry Wfkoff and Mra. EJ. Wilkins. . .The afternoon was passed in piecing quilt blocks. The Sunday school Lyceum of the First Spiritualist church will have Sunday school at 9:45 in the Grand Army hall, William and Main Rreets. Children and grown-ups are asked to come. . 8t. Paul's Methodist ladies' aid will have a social in the home of Mrs. E. L. Reeves, 104.1 East Eldorado street. Thursday afternoon. . ' The Woman's Bible class of "the FirBt Methodist church will have a wiener roast at The Pines Tuesday evening. All members are invited. Redd Appointments iti U. B. Conference -Toddy y Rumor Has Eastern Pastor Slated for - First Church Decatur, to Succeed Revl J. Todd; Bishop Speaks This Morning A. L. ROBINSON HAS A NEW TITLE EFFECTIVE TODAY Formal Notices Issued of Other Changes in Executive Staff V BLOCK SIGNALS, SOON Arthur L. -Robinson haj-been-appointed assistant to General Manager S. E. Cotter of the Wabash, according to clr-. culars which came to Decatur Saturday, "with duties in connection with labor questions." His office , is 2026 Railway Exchange building. St. Louis. Recently Mr.. Robinson ' has been assistant to the general a u perintendent. The division of the Wabash system into two districts with a general superintendent in charge of each district, probably- accounts for his promotion to the position of assistant to the general-manager, to whom he reports. Divide Dltrlct Today The many friends of A. L. Robinson will be delighted to know that in the reorganization of the executive staff he went to a higher position. Circulars announcing - the creation of two districts with a general superintendent in charge of. each district, also were - received Saturday, the change effective today.. Eastern district includes Buffalo, Detroit terminal, Detroit, Peru, Decatur and Chicago terminal divisions, with T. J. Jones general superintendent, and he at once announces the appointment of W. H. Eckard as superintendent of Peru division. Western district includes St. Louis terminal. Springfield, Moberly. and western, divisions, of which E. A. Sol- litt Is general superintendent, and lie announces the appointment of C. B. Davidson as superintendent of Moberly division. , DUMMY SIGNALS Markers to indicate the position of signals to be installed between Do-catur Junction and Maroa have been placed along the Illinois Central right of way. and Trainmaster w. A. uoize asks enginemen and conductors to watch the -iSummy signals with the idea of not only becoming familiar with the locations that have been chosen, but because of the possibility that advantageous changes may be recommended before the signals are permanently installed BRIDGE SAGGED Wabash bridge spanning the San gamon river two miles north of Foos land sagged Saturday afternoon and train 10 and the special to Chicago were detoured via the Illinois Central to Gibson City. The sagging of the trestle was due to contractors excavating there for new piers, . the company planning to replace the tres tie with an 80 foot steel girder. De tailed Information had not come to division headquarters Saturday evening but the impression was that the excavators probably ha"a encountered quicksands. The bridge was', made safe by cribbing and except that two trains were detoured . there was no interruption of traffic. RAILROAD NOTES Friday there were 2.K31 loaded cars moved on Decatur division . of the Wabash. Engineer George bpence lias taken one. of the local freight runs out of Bement and S- G. Lucas hmn :akeo h place In the north end freight pool. Thomas W. Wlndle, asistan: master mechanic of Decatur division, has gone to Oklahoma for his two weeks' vacation. Supt. and Mrs. J. P. Church left Decatur Saturday for Colorado Sprlpgs, Col., where he will attend the annual convention of the telephone and tele graph section of American Railway association. Wabash Shop Employes association have changed their meeting nights - to first afid third Monday. Under the new rifling the first ses sion will be in G. A. R hall Monday night. City Brie fs AIRM&X PASS THROUGH Twenty-three trucks ' containing equipment and 100 men from the l&th Observation, squadron and Fifth Pho tographic section of the U. S. Air Ser vice, of Chanute field. Rantoul. passed through Decatur Friday afternoon .on the. way to Bridgeton,- Mo to lake part, in the Pulitzer Trophy-races. Oct. 1, 2 and 3.. . " 3 CASES SMALLPOX' ' Only, three cases of smallpox -are stm under quarantine tn Decatur an these will, be released .within, the next week, it was said.. Saturday. Commissioner Pltner has promised that if no more new. cases develop the order ' requiring vaccination will be lifted the latter part of the month. 4 . .- . ECONOMIC IXIB TO MEET. - The Woman's Economic club will meet at 2:30 Monday afternoon in the home of Mrs. 11. 1L Wise. 655 South Oakland avenue. Important .business is to come before Uie members. - - - " Appointments- of pastors' to Ithe various charges in the state for the cou.ing year wi)l -be announced in the morning ' service of the United Brethern conference ' today - In the First- church. . - At that time the name of the minister to take the pulpit of the First church, succeeding ftev. J. O. Tood, will be announced,, it was said. It is understood that an eastern man has been chosen for the .charge and he no doubt will come to Decatur within the next few weeks.. .Blaho Feat tm Speak ' A full prograi has been outlined for the morning. .Bishop H. H. Fout. of Indianapolis, will give his annual conferencft,sermon, .which will be followed by an ordination service. Six persons .will be ordained Into the church. at this time. The stationing committee will then read the appointments. ' - . During the service a. fund ' for the -relief of the financial condition of tho Rockford ' first church will be started. - - Officer Named Business of - the conference prac- ically closed in the morning session Saturday when the officers and mem bers, of standing committees for the ear were named. The results of the election follow-: Recording " secretary Geo. IX Mc- Clanathan. ' Statistical .- secretary!.: C. For- wood. - -- . -""': .: ". --Treasurer-Geo.' W. Botiebrake. Ministerial Aid association, J.- W. Boggess, J. T." McCreerx. H. W. True- blood; to fill vacancy. C O. Myers. Branch Church Erection society J. C. Fowler. - . ., . ... .. .". Home Missionary committee H. W. Trueblood, R.: D. Hll. W. , O. Stonebraker. ; :'--', .-' . Foreign Missionary - committee Sarah D. Bowman. Mrs. H. W. True- blood. Mrs. . W. H. .Arbogast. Court of Appeals W. H. Arbogast, B. Leach. ; .-'"..' R 2 30 - '-' - Conference board of Sunday school and Brotherhood George M. Myers, L. A. Whitesell, CC W. Perkins, B. L. Townsley. O. M. Gallion. - Trustees Indiana Central College J. W. Boggess. C C -Rose. Committee on education and confer ence co-operation A. J. Cross, M. B. Leach.- C. T.. Todd, W. H. Arbogast. Conference branch Brothehhood ex ecutive committee C O. Hoffman. S. Sandford, W. O. Albert, O. E. . Foster. Conference historian G. L. McClan- athan. Committee on four year program W. H. Arbogast.' W. K Perkins, G. L. Stine, H. M. Klinger. Committee on Evangelism W. K. Scitzmyer. T. X. Munch. L. A. Wbitee-sell, J. T. McCreery, J. C Fowler. Trustees bishop's parsonage W. l Perkins, Alexander Anderson, John Codd. Chorister T. N. Munch. Home mission E. R. McCorkle. Foreign missions E. H. Shuey. Church erection John Codd. Education O. M. Gallion. Publishing Interests George M. Myers. " Christian stewardship T. H. Deck er. Sunday school H. A. Barton. Christian education L. A. White- sell. . . - The Christian home W. K. Sett- zincer. Temperance G. C. Forwood. Resolutions George L. Stein. Otterbein home Ella Nlswonger. Memoirs J.. W. Burgess, - H. W. Trueblood. J.- H. Crowder. . 306 at C. K. Baaqnet - A Christian Endeavor service was observed . Saturday evening in the church following a banquet at which 300 persons attended in the Y. M. C. A. Robert Haupt, - president of the local endeavor, presided and talks by several prominent in the work were given. . ' ! . . : .. . Memorial, services yere conducted in the 'afternoon . when talks were given on the lives of ministers and minister's wives who died during the year. " -. - ; - .. Rev. Everett E. Johnson, for sev eral years' statistical secretary of the conference, has- withdrawn from the conference and left Saturday with his wife for California where he hopes to enter the conference of that state. HI health of Mrs.. Johnson necessitated the change.' i" Program of Sacred Music in First Church In conjunction with' 'the United Brethren conference which closes to-lay 'in the First church, a special sacred program' has' been arranged for the , .afternoon service bv the church choir. , and will, inolude the following numbers: Choii- Selected, Duet, selected Rev- and Mrs. P. W. Barker. ' ' Trio "Since I Have Overcome" Gabriel; Gertrude : and Twila Munch, Maxlne Summers-Solo "My Task" Aahford: 'Dorothy Griffin. The Gospel Four Quartet "God is Love" Skelley; .R. K. Holcombs. E. P. Baylor.- Robert" Gibson, - Uobcrt Haupt. .. Solo "The. 'Ninety., and Nine" Chapmkn; Rev. L... A. . WhitselL ' Shiloh male quartet, selected K. J. Cross. J. F. Bopp. J.: K. Cross, F. H. Munch. .' - - '.''. - , Ladies' - . double-' quartet " . My Anchor ' Holds' Towner: Gertruda HunchLaura Haupt, Edith Montgomery; lya Carlson, Myrtle Rainey. Maxine Summers-"Mrs. Cochran, Twila Munch. Solo 'Messenger' of i Peace" Scott; Harry. E. -Blomquist. '- Decatur' First U. B.- Mute Quartet "Toe Wayside Cross" Robert Gibson. . Charles Mapes, T. C Ruth-rauff. N. H. Welsh, v Contralto solo "Gethsemane" Ackley; Mrs. Caroline Seneff Blak- ney.-. '- : . . - . The Gospel . Four Quartet "Guide Me. O Thou Great Jehovah." ,' Quartet "Shall I Crucify My Sa vior?" Gertrude Munch. - Edith Montgomery, ? Twila ."" Munch ' Mrs. Cochran. .'" - - - Choir ''Hallelujah Chorus" Handel; from the Messiah. POLICE NOTES -John Haws. 4I -West Green street, paid a fine of $18.40, when be pleaded guilty before Justice J. T. Lloytl Sat-urday on the charge of speeding. .'

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