Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois on November 13, 1919 · Page 3
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HAY DISMISS MILLIKIN MEN FROM SCHOOL Gepford and Adkins Barred from Athletics for Playing With Staleys MS YELLOW TRICK" Hint" Gepford, star halfback and' o "ie u"1 '-'"1 in iiivesugatmg cereal plants ';. h Millikin has produced and Royl-ust now. as such a plant is consider-Kiiia one of the mainstays of lhe!'rS locating in Danville. hkin te-otliaii team wui oe disuus- from the James .iillikin Univer-if recommendation passed by the jlikin athletic board of control Vflnesday evening receives favor-Me action in the faculty council of ,e uni'-'crsity. riard Viilh StriW-j .avesltgaling charges that Gepford! ,.i Adkins hail played with the' y.ey toot'-.ad team in Taylorville, Mrs. Hiram Johnson ami her broth-.nosday. the board found that the er. Jacob Sanner. 572 West Decatur ....rges were true ami that the men, street, are observing their 'birthdays ad received money for their perform-( today. There Is to be no celebration. ince making them professionals. Theirs. Johnson is 75 years old and her Jifll were permanently barred from, brother is 89. Both are in good Krucii'd'.'"" ,, a. imci..-, ,tt of a iiiuiKin icam in any event; ,J' IBS jl' llUll VI. ItIO 1-VrtlU, i ,miiiin;?nde(l that the men be dis- CUKHKV MIXE IM.SASTKR. jsed from school. I The Cherry mine disaster, in which It is the yellowest thing that has! 2 lb men lost their lives, happened er been done by a Millikin athlete" just ten years ago today. Mis. E. jtdared president J. C. Hessler inil,''nby of 130 South Webster street n board meeting Wednesday nicht' lost a brother and brother-in-law in Br. Hessler further indicated that he 'avored drastic action In such cases. Members of the board agreed that ioo drastic action could not be taken a cases of this kind. Blame O'Qnch Brnnnaa The board drew up a communication .. r- Srnlev matin? thnfr hn harl In I r,.iw"j -" l"" uu,l1 tag Iijrveu i nau jivj itzfuruj ;or Jlllliktn as a community institu- rion ana was wunoui proper regard ;or clean athletics. . t j lUt INCU mien .un VI IHC' . tntercolleiat,, Athl.ti,. A.S'dewalk may have been responsible Mciation. " said Coach Wann. AVed-l.'r blaze' 1 nesdiy night, "They knew that play- TWO Crs to I, i,oT ' Icj with another team for money, T;vo cars o coal oruorf.d bv Cum-; made them professionals m the eyesi missioner aVn Praac from nn Indiana I t th Little 13 conference, and yet itiey went ahead and laid Millikin Athle-tics open to criticism. I feel certain that the men did not voluntarily offer their services to Staley s It makes no difference that they wer tempted with the offer made hem, they knew what they were do-!ij when they went to play against raylorville." Coach Wann learned that the men .4 gone to Taylorville ahout noon leaday and arrive! in Taylorville time to see the last half of the ijley-Taylorv ille game. Will i lean It Out "We're going to clean this thing it root and branch" Coach Wann -.intinued, "every player on the juad will be required to sign an i.itfi to the effect that he has not Iayed game? for money, that he has not played wuh any other team dur-!nf the football soasoY. that he has rot played under an assumed name, jp.d that he liar not violated the 'lies of the Il'iuois Intercollegiate Athletic association or he will be re-..itred to turn in his suit." Several Influential Millikin rltimni w indicated that they will talk with Mr. Staley and explain t him i"i eituation and also therulea of ;:. Little 19. infraction of which "111 bar players from participating ii conference contests. "Th losa of Gepford and Adkins 111 be a serious one to the team" cail Coach Wann, "but we are go-n to put on the best front we can tnd try to carry on the remainder the season although our chances '. the conference championship are rlonsly injured." Action of the faculty council on e reeolutlon of the athTetie board control recommending that Gep-i and Adkins be dismissed from oo! is expected soon. igh Naval Officer Visits in Decatur -'oI. John T. -Myers. TJ. S. Marine rpe. and Mrs. Myers ar registered Hotel Orlando, In Decatur for a t visit before they resume their uri!y to the Hawaiian Islands re Col. Myers will assume com-nd of the marine garrison. Pearl Jrbor. Honolulu. CoL Myers who has won dlstmc-"n in the service. Is a long-time ac--air.tance of Admiral C. B. T. Moore ho was an Instructor In the naval aiemy, Annapolis, when John T. Iyer was there as midshipman. In ' Spanish American war he won rWBotion for gallant conduct, later "rVM with the marine corps In Hawaiian Islands when Admiral l"ore was In command of the naval tation there, and during the world was fleet commander of the ma " corps. fiitr rime w iner sunie- B"l'Jy that's actually huntln" ther r laii-les Coiiufahli- .ii-u't Plum sao i ," 'h' pay roll bandits are in favor I "'tilicr wages. DECATUR HERALD BRIEF CITY NEWS SERVICE I.EGIOX MEETS There will be tho regular business . .l av0' tl,e Service star Wion in the Woman s club rooms this afternoon at 2 o'clock. mnxuiMi cox vkxtiox. . ,vel"nston left -Wednesday or Milwaukee, where he will attend a throe day convention of motorcvele n'fchInes.',and'inB "rle--D.vld, RETl'llXs TO OFFICE Eddie Burg, given leave of absence during his service in the United Mates navy, will return to the state'? attorneys office December 1 to re-suine his duties as stenographer. Dr- A- T- Gordon, secretary of the Danville Chamber of Commerce, was m Decatur Wednesday. R. j. Holmes ok Dr. Gordon out to go through the Staley plant Dr. Cr.rrin,, . , ...... .. ...iiir.n Charles Cundiff. 1600 North nl- ege street, wishes it known thaJt was not he who was arrested on complaint of his wife, charging non-support. The man in question has the same name but lives in an .entirely, different part of the. city. OBMiHVE IllltTllntrc Tnniv neair. and are as active as persons ten years younger. mi. lire, icmonaf services will be conducted in Cherry today, as they are each year. Mrs. Quhnby does not expect to attend this year. PAl'KR CATCIIF.S FIR K. Waste paper alight in the sidewalk! excavation at me aimiKin Bank oc- icasionea an alarm to which the fire department responded Wednesday night at 10 o'clock. There was a small volume of smoke and no dam- ,age. The supposition is that a cigar- e t or cigar stub dropped . from the coal mine have failed to arrive and! now the commissioner is trying to! trace them. The cars were a part of' an order for 10 cars, and eight have arrived. Orders for the city's coal continue to come in and about 20 teams are engaged in the work of delivering it to the homes where it is most needed. AVJO HEAI-KKS l.l'XCHKON Dealers in automobiles, accessories. and used cars, will have luncheon; at noon today in St. Nicholas hotel for the purpose of arouse sentimment for the organization of an automobile dealers association. Mr. Drury, representative of the international association, will be a guest and will explain the purposes of the organiza tion. HIIir.K INTO Al'TO Charles J. Fesler. '028 NorthJ Church street, riding a bicycle collided with a heavy truck in the in tersection of Main and Green streets Wednesday noon, and was thrown heavily to the pavement, dislocating his left elbow. Mr. Fesler 4as taken to Macon county hospital where the injured arm was dressed, and then taken to bis home. PAYS fl0 TAX TO STATE. Burton B. Tuttle's estate, with a gross value of $118,477, will pay to the state of Illinois a total inheritance tax of J660, Mrs. Alice T. Curtis and Mrs. Anna T. Phelps each paying half of that sum on legacies estimated to be valued at $52,999. James J. 0"Mara, appraiser, reported to Judge J. it. McCoy that the real estate was probably worth $79,250 and the personal property $39,037. COIXECTORS IX CONFERENCE. A. F. Burwell, revenue collector for the Decatur district, will have his assistants here today for a confer ence with Mr. Hill, chief field deputy from the Springfield office, to H$iX q $Q Delivered tO DC" collection of Income taxes. Mr. Bur-well has Just returned from Springfield where he attended a conference of division chiefs, at which J. I Pick ering, collector, presided. PLANNED A PARADE. 'Wabash shopmen had planned a parade for Tuesday afternoon as a remonstrance against the decision of the Federal court ordering miners to return to work. When the word came that the miners' officials had decided to obey the court's order, instructions for the parade were cancelled and the shopmen continued to work as usual. DOGS ARE PREFERRED. One woman who has been vainly hunting a house took her troubles to! l-the Social Service bureau Wednesday and asked what this office could dojecive some of them. for her. She said she had found a hotiso but when she told the ownerj he had two children she was toia it could not be rented to her. She then said she supposed If she had ifour dogs Instead of two children she could rent the house. The owner tola her she could. ASKS FOR DIVORCE - Hazel McC'ool has filed a petition In the circuit court asking for a decree of diverce from Bert McCool whom she charges with desertion for which he could give no excuse, according to her statement, except to say that his father had said that he (Bert) could not live with her any more. The couple were married in July 1917 and the desertion alleged begati in October of that year. The complainant asks that her maiden name. HazM Ovcrstake be restored. 2,7 LICENSES ISSl'KD. When City Clerk Zeigler Is through issuing licenses to owners of automobiles In Decatur, a definite idea of the number of machines operating here can be Iiad from the record. So far 2.709 licenses have- been Issued under the new ordinance, but not all of these are for automobiles, some being for horse-drawn vehicles which lalso come, under the provisions oi tne ordinance. The names of many delinquents will be turned over to the police soon. ri)HMl.l('tHI.K DISEASES liwrenoo Miller. 515 South Webster street has been reported to the health department as HI of diphtherias. DON'T TORN THE CHILDREN DOWN Law Against Refusing to Rent Property Because of Little Ones States " Atty. Deck Wednesday Pointed out a statute which makes it unlawful for one to , refuse to rent houses or rooms to tenants because here are children in the family. The .statute also provides a fine of not. iess than $50 or more than tl0 for each and every offense of this character. . The law became effective July 1, 130'j and was. pointed out as a result of a complaint made by Orville W. Bechtel, who said that he has been unable- to rent rooms in Decatur because of a small boy in his family. Mr. Becluel discussed tho matter with Mr. Deck Wednesday, and the otatc's attorney assured his visitor and later made a public statement that he is leady to prosecute landlords' accused of violating this statute. Violators are subject to indictment by the grand jury. I.aiv In Question "It shall hereafter be deemed un-iwful and opposed to public policy upon the part of any owner or agent vf any dwelling ,flat or apartment, Oesiring to rent or lease the same, to require as a condition precedent to :he leasing of any dwelling house, Hat or apartment, that the person or persons desiring so to lease such dwelling house, flat or apartment, nliall have at any time such application is made for such lease, no children under the age of fourteen-years residing in their families, and it shall be deemed unlawful and opposed to public policy to insert in any lease or agreement for the letting or renting of any dwelling house, flat or apart ment, a condition terminating said lease if there are or shall be any such children in the family of any person holding such lease and occupying such dwelling house, flat or apartment, and any such contract of lease containiug sjcIi provision shall be deemed opposed to public policy and "-ntirely viid a to such provision." CITY MAY GET JEW FACTOR Decatur CompanyCapltal- izes for $700,000 to Make Egg Crates Willi a capital stock of $7f'0,0'.i .'jc Odell Poultry Supply Corporation of Decatur was granted a charter by the secreatry of state Wednesday, the incorporators being Franklin H. Shilling, Kdward Crawford and Bertram C. Whitsitt Wednesday night the incorporators made the statement that all details for the organisation had not been completed but soon announcement would be made concerning the plans which are to manufacture egg carrier cases and like supplies used by poultry and egg shippers. "We are hopeful," said one of the incorporators, "that the company may locate in Decatur. The manufactures are to be under patents granted to R. L. Odell and include the establishment of a strawboard mill for the manufacture of material for shipping cases and the manufacture of fibre boards, in which work we shall have the assistance of experts of proved experience." MORE SAFETY CARS COMING catur Railway & Light Co. in Seven Weeks M. L. Harry, general superintendent of the McKinlej- interests in Decatur, received word Wednesday morning that six more safety cars would be delivered to the Decatur Railway and Light company in abouf- seven weeks. This will' make 15 cars of that type for the local street car system, and now Mr. Harry is debating in his mind where the new cars will be operated. Some must be held In reserve for emergencies, ana where the others will go has not been ( ecided upon, but it is believed that tin- Water and Kldorado lines will re- The safety cars as operated in I-ecatur have demonstrated that they are eiiicieni, una so pieasea nave tne officials been with the performance of these cars that the order for the additional ones was placed. The officials have found that the public generally is pleased with the operation of the cars. RIVERSIDE W. C. T. U. WILL MEET FRIDAY Members of the Riverside W. C. T. L". will meet at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon with Mrs. D. E. Dcnise, 1005 Cleveland avenue. The feature of the meeting will be reports and echoes of the state convention held last week in East St. Louis. The delegates to this convention, Mrs. Eugenie Reese. Mrs. T. L. Par-:;sh and Mrs. Etta Erwin, will give the various talks on the convention. 'Ihere will be several selections by the Glee club. Mrs. Reese has been elected delegateto the National convention which convenes In St. Louis next week. MARRIAGE LICENSES Henry R. Potrafka, 22, Decatur. Frieoa V. Greene, 20, Decatur. Pearl L. Fjgk, 24, Decatur. Katie Stark, '23. Decatur. James AV. Collins. : Alice E. Tyler, 2S, 4, Springfield. Springfield. Petei Peterson. 23, Decatur. Anna Lind, 26, Decatur. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1919. CALENDAR OF UNION SERVICES Methodist Trinity 7:30 Ttev. A. M. Well "Carry On." Baptist Riverside 10 a. m. Rev. L. D: Lamkin "Heart Rest." First 2:30 Rev. I,. D. Lamkin "God's, Minute Men," 7:S0 "Rag- j time." Street meeting 7, Rev. i Irving A. Fox. First. 7. Rev. T. H. Marsh,, Congregational 7:30 Rev. Walter Spooner, "What is Demochacy?'. Christian First, 7:30. Rev. S. E. Fisher. "The Word of God, Living." Pesbyterian First, 7:30 Dr. John Bennington 1945 " 4Torth Union Loyalties." United Brethren First 2:30, Prayer meeting Mrs. Florence Bennington 194S North N'nion street, 3 Baptismal service in church 7:30. Rev. J. O. Todd, "The Unpardonable Sin." UNION MEETINGS DRAW STRANGERS1! Evangelistic Sessions Are Growing in Both Attendance and Interest Not only is there a marked increase i:i the attendance at tiio evangelistic i meetings in the Decatur churches. but there is a noticeable- increase tn interest in those attending. Most of the churches are having just the one meeting . each night. Most, of the congregations had many strangers in U.ein Wednesday night. This is a ondition which has been one of the big aims of the meetings. Presbyterian. Sixty young people, leaders in the jvung people's work in the three I resbyterian churches, had dinner in the First church Wednesday night. Following the dinner, Dr. John T. Ti'.omus talked to them on "Provoking One Another." In the service at 7:30 Dr. Thomas talked to a muc'i i.rgcr audience than has been present at any other service this week. Metlioillt. llesults of tho work of Win-my-chnni week were felt in the meeting of the young people in Trinity church Wednesday night. Many new young people were present, most of them oeing brought by sonic clmm A. M. Wells spoke on 'Tin -Spirit." The Grace Methodic Hev. Holy chun- furnished the music. HnptiM. There is an increasing interest in the services in the First Baptist church. Rev. L. D. Lamkin holds the attention of his audience to a wonderful degiee. In the service Wednesday night there was special music. Congregational. The Inrgcst crowd of the week in tile Congregational church was present Wednesday evening. Kev. Walter Spooner talked on the subject, 'Why Not Quit Praying?" There was special music. Friday night will be made especially interesting for young i.eiiple. Christian. "Some Ancient Truths With Modern Meanings' was the subject for the talk which Rev. !:'. E. Fishi r gave rii the First Christian church Wednesday night. The church was practi-ally filled for the service. Miss Gladys Phyllis sang a. solo. . I'lrxt Inlled Brethren. Over 100 persons attended the fellowship supper in the church Wednesday evening. Edward Lappart spoke at the supper, Mrs. Lappart read and later Mr. and Mrs. Lappart sang a duet. In the evening meeting over 100 persons volunteered to do personal work. BIRTHS. Born to Mr. and Mrs. R. J.. Moyer, of Marua, in Decatur and -Macon county hospital, Nov. 11, a daughter. vBorn to Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Kay-lis. 1667 East Johns street, .Nov. 6, a daughter. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Gottfried Hill, 1304 East Orchard street, Nov. '. a son. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Quin-tenz, 252 'West Spring street, Nov. S, a son. Born to Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Burke, 1594 Grand boulevard, Detroit, at the Decatur and Macon county hospital, Monday, Nov. 10, a daughter. Mrs. Burke was Rozella Fisk of Decatur. TODAY'S MEETINGS. Stated meeting Decatur chapter. No. Ill, O. E. S., 7:30 Masonic temple. Initiation. Starlight Council No. 156, D. of P. Decatur Encampment No. 37, I. O. O. F. Decatur Trades and Labor assem- "o;y. Warding off the.Blues By RUTH CAMERQlf FRIEND of mine called me over into her garden one day last fall to show me a new dahlia. It was a beautiful dark red dahlia, one of those wonderful no wvarieties that tiave all the brilliant color and gloss of the dahlia combined with tne Srace of the chrysanthemum. "I suppose you think I'm terribly foolish ahout mv- garden, making such an event of a new flower," she said wistfully. "Foolish," said I, "I think you're one of the wisest women I know." And 1 meant it. How She Keeps Herself Cheerfnl IlUd Pll-llllUt she is a woman between forty-four and fifty who lives alone. Shu nas a small income, which, with some sewing, keeps her in moderate comfort but is not enough to solace busy, over-flowing life that one ber lonesomeness by expensive needs no such fillups. But I am not pleasures. And I know nothing fin- writing for such people, but for the er than the way she fills up her many millions to whom life some-life, 'with small pleasures such as times marches monotonously or-her garden, her reading, her pre- sadly. serves, her weekly visit to the mov- Have I ever quoted to you Sidney ing pictures and thereby, keeps smith's advice to such as these? herself cheerful and pleasant. "I once gave a lady two and ten-Nothing in the world will keep ty receipes against melancholy: one off unhappincss better than the w-as a bright fire; another tp re-habit of finding pleasure in small member 11 the pleasant things said things. If the blor.scmlng of a new to and of her; another to keep a box flower brings sunshine in your life of sugarplums on the chimneypieee you can be sure of having some sunshine, no matter what misfortunes come to you. A I.lttlc Treat I'erks Jler I'll This, same woman bought a to ice cream freezer last summer, and on days when Ehe feels the need of exalted objects, that no means some little treat to perk her up, ought to be thought too trifling makes a pint of cream and per- which can oppose it either in our-haps calls in some neighbor to selves or others. HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS TO ATTEND CONFERENCE Annual Session In Vnlv'rttjr of Illinois Thursday, Frldny and Saturday JV'ov. 20-2'-'. Practically every Decatur High school teacher in the system will attend the annual High school conference in the University of Illinois which convenes Thursday, Nov. 20, andi lasts through Saturday. Nov. 22. The Decatur High school will be closed' on Friday so that Instructors may go over for Friday and Saturday. Among the Decatur teachers appearing on the program are Miss llelen Bishop, Miss Olive Bear. Miss; Louise Bear and Ml Murnhv Louise iear and Miss Murpnx. Xumlier of Speakers There will be a general session ! with 1.515 not paid. Workers Wcd-i1"0? ,of Popularity. Always ho at-,m,ev o?n;"B t which Davwjneay fcU discouraged. The ...iS.irXkKt l'elmley of Normal University and reported for the day was 2i,a. cver cheerful, seeing the bright side State Superintendent F. G. Blair will We need workers' said Harry I. of lif, iis was a personality that speak. Saturday morning H. C. Morison of the I University of Chicago will give an address. Other prominent speakers in the various sectional meetings include: George Works of Cornell Univer sity; James K. .Hill, Assistant State pervisor of Agricultural Educa-n; John M. Coulter, University of cago; E. P. Clark of Butler Brothers, Chicago; N. W. Helm of Montgomery Ward. Chicago, Miss Helen C. Goodspeed, Wisconsin State Supervisor of Home Economics: Miss Cora I. Davis, Illinois State Supervisor of Smith-Hughes Home Economics Courses; E. C. Baldwin of the .English Department University of Illinois; and Olin H. Moore, Northwestern University. HARLE RDED $5, 00 Fred Foy Given $119 Suit Resulting from Re fusal to Pay Repair Bill in A verdict for damages in the sum of $r.,UOO for the plaintiff was returned in circuit court Wednesday evening by the jury in the suit of Charles Farris vs. the Walush. Wrhile working as a brakeman at Sidney. Farris, riding on a side ladder o. a freight car, bumped against a water crane and was injured so that he has not been able to do manual labor since that time. He asked for damages in the sum of $20,000. The I jury was out 24 hours. Damage fur Repair Rill. The jury in the case of J. R. Mor-:'anstein vs. Fred Foy returned a verdict giving Foy damages in the sum of $119. The suit was a dispute about a repair bill on an auto. Foy's bill was $119. Morganstein thought $60 was about right, but had to replevin the auto to get possession, and hearing resulted In the verdict quoted. Conservatory Program for Monday Issued The Millikin Conservatory announces a very fine program to be given in the University auditorium next Monday evening at 8:15. The program will be as follows: Moonlight Sonata (Opus 27-No. 2).. Beethoven Harold Bauer, pianist Winter Song Bullard Noon and Night Hawley Rani's Messenger Martin W. Curtis Busher, Bass Grace Starr at the Piano Melodie Italiene Moszkowskl Tolanda Mero, pianist L'Alonetti (The Lark) Glinka Richard Buhlig, pianist Dance of the Gnomes Liszt Feruccio Busoni, pianist Tambourin Chinois Kreisler Florence Brown, A'iolinist Ruth Brown at the piano Liehcstraum (Nocturn No. 3) ..Liszt Leo Orstein. pianist Liebestranm (Nocturne No. 3).. Liszt Howard Brockaway, pianist Dear Old Pal of Mine Rice Thomas Abrams, Tenor Freeman AVilmeth, 2d Tenor Preston McClelland. Baritone Wr. Curtis Busher. 2d Bass Pierrette ChamLnade Clarence Adlcr. pianist Nocturne (Op. 27 No. 2 G Major) Chopin Scherzo (Op. 39 C Sharp Minor) Chopin Leopold Godowsky, pianist NAMED ADMINISTRATOR Roland E. Persinger has qualified -is administrator of the estate of his mother, Mrs. Sarah E. Persinger apd filed bond in the sum of $5,000. share it. A man I know who, though he is in a position to have large pleasures, believes in the cult of the email pleasure too. and often sends for little things which he pees ad- vertlsed in the newspapers and mag- azines now some new kind of shaving soap, now a patent non- Sninine tobacco pouch. "It amuses me to have something line inai come in the mails," he says, "and then, I like to try new things." Following serials in the magazines is another way of making events to look forward to. I think the people who eay with such pride. "I never read serials" are unconsciously saying, "I deliberately deprive myself of an interest in life.' For the .tinny Millions Of course, one can have such a and a kettle simmering on tne noo. 1 thought this mere trifling at the moment, but have, in after life, discovered how true it is that these littli pleasures often banish melancholy better than' higher or more DECATUR WORKERS NEE OF RED C Totals Climbing Slowly; Some People are Not Even Courteous , iea i-ross totals are climbing very . luviarus me zu.u'Mi-memDer- sh mark wi,ir.h ,h , is tho coal of the drive. There are now 8,119 members Spayd. We could at least cover thej attracted men to him, and those who ground and feel we had done ourjkuew him were glad to be listed as share if we had enough workers to! his friend. One of his friends, oddly I do it. Many people who have worked in alf the war drives and are e.- Junior, declared: -Mr. jimuer experienced in this kind of work have ,ain!y as blJTssed with an attractive refused abso.ute.y to help us out. su'rv'ivi e" berJof Ma fam-If there are any persons who are ily arc his widow, Amelia, one daugh-willing to give even a little time ter. Mrs. L. W. Borosch. and one 1 wish they would volunteer. We j are depending on a few who are al- ways loyal but they are working too! hard. AVe should have more help." Women Not Courteous. A'oung women working in banks and downtown stores say that in many eases women particularly do not even take the trouble to reply to their plea "Won't you join the Red Cross?" "They, aren't even courteous" said one worker. The workers under the direction of Mrs. Carl Becker reported 96 memberships Wednesday. Following is the list fom stores and factories: Moorehouse & Wells 45 C. E. Ward & Son 6 Decatur Coal Co 8 Decatur Coffin Co 37 Red Cross Canteen 29 Mrs. Carl Becker 95 Decatur Malleable Iron Works 91 Kresge Five & Ten Cent store 12 F. AV. Woolworth store 29 Osgood Dry Goods Co 18 Hugh Singleton 2 Benson Creamery .' 7 W. T. Delahunty Co 10 Linxweller Printing Co 8 Review Printing & Stationery Co 7 H. J. Heiner & Co 4 R. M. Neustadt & Sons 15 Harley Armstrong Returns to Seattle Harley Armstong has started on his home journey; to Seattle, AA'ash., after a short visit in Decatur with his parents Supervisor and Mrs. John Armstrong. He had been visiting a number of his business connections In eastern states. Earlier in the fall he made a more extended visit In Decatur. During his trip through eastern states he visited Ithaca, N. T. He was graduated from Cornell more than 25 years ago and he says that he met only one person with whom he was acquainted in college days and that was the nurse who cared for bim when during his school days he submitted to an operation for oppendicitis. At that time few surgeons were deemed sufficiently skilled to undertake that operation and a then famous specialist of New York City Journeyed to Ithaca to operate upon the Decatur man. Religious Committee of Y. W. C. A. Meets The Religious Committee of the T. W. C. A. met Wednesday afternoon. The committee is planning a campaign for education along the lines of what is being done in foreign countries, what the women are doing, what the association is doing and what they ought to be doing. Plans were made AVednesday afternoon for a foreign meeting, at which time Dr. Ida Kahn, a Chinese woman ana graduate of the Michigan university will speak on November 25. Plans were also made for advertising her coming. The foreign work campaign will j be going on for the next six months. The committee Is hoping to have several other out of town speakers. : 4 : TAKE MEN TO CIIESTF.n Deputy Sheriff Dan Higgins and ('apt. Sam. Morthland will go to Chester penitentiary today havfog in custody John J. Cnrren, John Holla-day and Robert Gunn. appointed to do service in that institution. Gunn pleaderi guilty to grand larceny in St. James hotel. . Cnrren to hurglary and larcency In the office of Decatur Railway and Light Co., and Hol-laday. to having burglar tools in his possession with Intent to commit burglary. TOWN TALK Potatoes-60 lb. Bu. 3SS. -Fine Burbanks. $2.10 per Miller and McDaniel, F. There will be a box and pie social at the Enterprise school Friday evening. Nov. 14. APPtesd-GANO APPLES Price $1.80 per bu. 1S60 E, Main. Phone 45S5. -A Could use several rhicken pickers : good pay, steady work. Come at once. Cerro Gordo Poultry House. Phone 17S, Cerro Gordo. Car load potatoes forner Broadway and Eldorado. Nojf1ieast Corner. If your auto needs painting let tit do your work. We bake your fenders. Hood and guarantee satisfaction. Pierce's Auto Paint Shop. 502 E. AVil-liam. Wanted Carrier Boys. Two good Routes now open. Apply Circulation Dept.. Herald Office C. A. ANCE, BLDG. SWARM WRITES INSUR-ALL KINDS. 317 POWERS Dr. A. 12. Prince will see his eye ear. nose and throat patients In Oe cntur on the first and third Tuesday.-of each month at Dr. Tohey's office 549-550 Powers Bldg. JONATHANS $2.50 Car at AA'abash crossing at Main Street. Moose Dance tonight. 9 to 12 White's Orchestra. Admission 30c. Round Oak Heaters 16 inch. $35 each. AVlteon Hardware Store. HERALD ! GOTTFRIED MINTLER j DIES OF PNEUMONIA Sad Reen KteKident of Decatur for 37 YrnrH anil for 2T Years W'nn l-;mployed By WnhiiMli. Gottfried Mintler. aged -i years, died of pneumonia Wednesday morn-nir in Wabash Kmployes hopsitai, after an illness of a week. The body . wa ; removed to Moran's rooms and ithu funeral service will be Friday af- ternoon at 3 o'clock in St- Johannes! church, preceded by a brief service ; j in tho family residei.ee, 1160 Eastj i Grand avenue. j t For 37 vears Gottfried Mintier had been a resident of Decatur and fori I more than 25 years he had been em pioyeu as a macninist in inc waoasn rnnndhniise. Willi his fellow em- ' roundhouse. ! Ployes he enjoyed an exceptional de- 1 enough a man many years Mintler's brother, Julius Mintler. The deceased i was a member of St. Johhannes church CARL PICK AGED 77, DIES Had Been Resident of Decatur for Nearly 40 Years; III 7 Months Carl Pickus. aged 77 years, died at 10:15 o'clock Wednesday night in his home. 1205 East Condit street after an illness covering a period of six months, and which for five weeks had confined him to his bed. His oeath was due to a general breakdown incident to age. Carl Pickus during the years of his active life was a contracting carpenter, and had been a resident of Decatur for almost 40 years, coming to this city immediately follow-ingh is arrival In the United States from Germany where he was born Nov. 24. 1842. AVns Well Known. In his prime he was a miin of active affairs and In that section of the city where he had so long made his home was known to nearly everyone. He had been a member of St. Johannes church since its organization and had ever been keenly Interested In all of the affairs of that organization. The surviving: members of his family are his wife Caroline, and his daughters, Mrs. Mary Frees of Decatur and Mrs. Olga Mc-Cluakey, Los Angelea Cal.; and his sons, Herman Pickus, Belleville; and August Plokus, Lancaster, Cat Hi descendants Include IS grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. HUBERT WILKINS DIES IN WEST A telegram was received Wednesday telling of the death f Hubert AVilkins, of Needles. Cal., Tuesday Nov. 11. Mr. Wilkins was killed by an automobile. No further particulars have been received. He was a resident of Decatur for many yeans, but for the last 12 years had been a resident of Needles. He is survived by his wife, and six children, Roy, Farif and Edith of Needles and Cory-don of San Francisco, Otho d Hubert of Loa Angeles. He also leaves two brothers and one sister in Columbus, Ohio. The body was sent to Los Angeles for, burial. HEEMSNYDER FUNERAL. Many friends attended the funeral of Mrs. Lee Reemsnyder Wednesday afternoon. Services were in the fam ily home on East Alain street, conducted by Rev. T. Harley Marsh. Mrs. W. R. Essick and Mrs. C. C. Nicholson sang. There was a wonderful pr.-fusion of floral offerings carried by Mrs. Arthur Birt, Mrs. Abbott, Mrs. G. Miller, Mrs. C. Murray, Mrs. Miller, The burial was in Falrlawn. The and Miss Marie WTiite. -Mrs. Herb, Mrs. Hood, Mrs. Salisbury, bearers were O. Shumate, George Miller. C. Murray, J. P. Sears. R. c. Emmerson, V.v J. Herb. SCHROAT FUNERAL. Leda Marie, 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Scroat. 812 East Condit street, died AVednesday morn-' ...t. n. d o ciock alter an illness of one week of diphtheria. Because of the nature of the disease the funeral services to be conducted in Jhe family residence this afternoon will be private. rauiine."Yi47 . and Mrs. R. E. Plunkett, died in paui.im-j pi,i;kett. i-au Mr. the family home. 2549 East AVabash avenue, Tuesday night at 11:25 o'clock. Her death was due to heart disease. Pauline Tlunkett was born in Deca tur March 31. 1905. She was a mem-1 ber of the Church of God. The sur- viving members of the t'amilv in ad- dition to her parents are her broth- ers. lister. Herbert, Leroy and ert Plunkett: her sisters, Mrs. Jennie Pinkney. Mrs. Bessie Hawkins. Mrs. Mary Spencer. Mrs. Susie Oakleaf. Mrs. Inez Deardorff and Miss JoJse-phine Plunkett. all of Decatur. Funeral services will he conducted in the family home, 2549 East AVabash avenue. This afternoon at 2 o'clock burial will be in Brush College cemetery. SAVEARINGE.V FIXKRAI,. Funeral services for Mrs. John Sweariugcn will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the family home, 810 AVest AVilliam street. ( AUIll'.lt FrXEHAl,. Funeral services for M. B. Carder will be conduclod in the familv home 1101 East William street this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. ALL THEVaYFROM BLGOMINGTON TO BUY GEBHART $23.23 COATS When a woman will travel all the way from Hlnomingtcn to Decatur toi buy her winter coat the inducement must bo unusual. It happened tho other day. She heard or read of The purchase and sale of women's $10 to SfiO coats at $23.23. being held by H. S. Gebhart Co. in connection with the "Gebhart" 23rd Anniversary. She came to see. and, of course, bought Inst.inUy. just as so many other women have done this week. This is one of the greatest garment sales the "Gebhnrt" -tore lias ever condiK ted. The selection is stilj immense. Adv. 1ENTS FOR GAS PLANT IRE PLANNED Expenditure of $30,000 Already Authorized By McKinley System MAY ERECT BUILDING . . V Plans for extensive improvement on the Decatur gas plant are being discussed by the officials of the McKinley system and it is extremely likely that the necessary appropriations will be authorized within the next few months so that the work can be carried out . during the summer season. While no definite plans have been decided upon, it Is understood that the program includes the erection of a building to house ma- cbinery for the manufacture of water gas and to provide other facilities for increasing the output of the Decatur plant to accommodate the heavy demand that is now being made and to provide for the future. Will Spend S80,nno. Already the officials have authorized the expenditure of about $30.-000 for the reconstruction of the ooal gas benches.' Results of the expenditure of this money will not be visible on the outside as all of the work will be done within the m plant. The present "benches" are burned out and all must be replaced. They are constructed for fire clay brlelc and equipped with machinery for the manufacture of coal gas. There has been no decision en the proposition of constructing a large power plant at the Sangamon river when the water impounding project Is completed by the city. This project is still under disoueslon and probably will be definitely decided upon after the work on the new dam is started. The matter la being bandied by the highest offlolala t the system. P.O. TIRED OF RUNNING STORE Refund on Bacon Complicates Matters; Half Deliveries Made Handling groceries is no ey lob, especially when the government makes a refund on certain purchases, local postoffice officials have found. They have completed deliveries of about half the orders sent by Decatur householders to the army quartermaster department in Chicago, and are looking to the time when all of the groceries will be safe In the hands of the buyers so that the work of the local "grocery store" can be finally checked up and living be made happier. Orders for Refand. After Decatur people had placed orders for 10 tons of the goods advertised by the army, calls began to come in about the time shipments would be made. These were satisfied after inquiries to Chicago and then came orders to refund the purchasers of bacon, as the market had taken a drop. Each purchaser of $4.15 worth of bacon was refunded $1.40 as a result of this order. Then word came that the department could not supply canned cherries, beans, rice and canned soup, and every purchaser who ordered any of these was given his money back through the local office. The handling of all these details was no easy job and the postoffice officials an happy when they see one load aftc another leave the postoffice. Or wagon Is engaged every day deliver ing the goods. LOCAL MINERS STILL STRIKING Now Awaiting Forma! i Notice Declaring Strike . Order Rescinded .' , . ,. . Officers of the locals of Lnil Rob-pune workers Wednesday night sal that no formal notice had come froi the national officers of the organi zation declaring the strike order rc scinded. No action would be take until such formal notice had been rc ceived. There was ample time, for tii next regular meeting of the locals i scheduled for Monday Nov. 24 an it is not likely that there will be : special meeting called to considc the rescinding of the strike order : received prior to that date. Mine operators declare that tin can on short notice resume the hoisi ing if coal if the miners return i the pits. ARTISTS ARRANGE FOR A JOINT SHOWING ConUlin'a and Kroks' W rV to Be Exhibit in Maine A K.xU'k 4-allerien, Roy Horton Conklin of Aurora who painted the portrait of J. M Cowan, for Million & Colby, and ! wnose "orIiS are to be seen in a num- ber of Decatur homes, will give joint exhibition in January in the Haines & Essick galleries with O. Farsky of Chicago. Mr. Farsky is the painter of the landscape which Mr. Cowan recently gave to the Civic Arts Institute anc is now holding an exhibition it Marshall Field's. Mr. Cowan Is patron of both men. Mr. Conklin liai done considerable portrait work fot prominent Monticcllo families, and will probably show some of thes portraits together with landscapes.

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