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The Most Satisfactorg Newspaper With the Largest Circulation in Clag Countg The Southern Illinois Record A Grood Newspaper is a Power in the Home. School. State and Nation VOLUME V. FLORA, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1917 NUMBER 24 OUR CONNERCIAL CLUB CONNIHEES MANY NEW NENBERS LATELY ADDED Get That "Spirit of '76" Aroused and Join the Flora Com¬ mercial Club The following Is a complete list of the offlcers and committees of the Flora Commercial Club: Otilcers—W, D, Scudamore, Presi¬ dent; C. E, Hemphill, Vice President; Ed Mann, Secretary; Cecil Brown, Treasurer. Committees Entertainment—Randolph Smitli chairman, M, H, Broughton, J, L, Boyles, F, A. Conley, B, M. Maxey. Civic—J. Bowman chairman, C, S. Mitchell, John Borders, J, W, Odum, Mrs, Karl Pritchett. Good Roads-James McGregor chairman, R, B, Ilenry, W, A, Karr, A,E. Medley, J. Bowman. Finance—A. A, Adams chairman, P, A, Meyer, T. J. Friend, I), F. Hodges, C. W, Venable, Refreshment—N. E, Prince chair¬ man, John W, Wilkinson, Karl S, Pritchett, W. C. McCaully, J. M, Carney, Industrial Board-J. C, Scudamore chairman, Leslie Brissenden, II. C, Challln, W, A, Campbell, C, E.Hemp- hlll. Since the big "get together" meet¬ ing and banquet Tuesday evening of last week, a large number of new members have been added tothe list and more reporting for memliershlp each day. It Is believed the member¬ ship will reach 1JO by the last of this week; but this will not be enough, we want every man who resides In Flora and the surrounding country to become a member. Our Interest Is m»tuai and we should work together as neighbors and friends for the gen¬ eral good. The olllcers of the club have been doing splendid work the past year and are ready to do more, and can do more. If all who have the Interest of this community at heart will lend a helping hand. Ferman Wildman Dies News reached Flora Tuesday morn¬ ing that Firman Wlldman died at his home In North Harter, Monday night, Mr, Wlldman has been In poor health for some months. Ills deatii brings deep sorrow to his many friends In Flora and especially among his neighbors who have lost a good true man and one always ready to give active aid towatds every good move for the welfare of this commu¬ nity. Funeral services will be held at the Golden Church, Nortii Harter at two p. ;m. Friday, Marcli 9th. Burial at Morrisonville, 111,, Marcii 12, Talks Without Thinking We note that our old friend Hr. J, M, Boyles Is a covert to the spirit of ''co-operation," (the slogan of Flora's Commercial club,) He has written a really good poem on the subject, which leads us to believe that he has changed the rule he claims to have followed when speaking, that of taik- 1 ng without thinking, to one of think¬ ing while writing: but In either line he Is all right and the Record wishes to compliment him. Its a pity that Ills splendid poem was not published In a paper of greater circulation and one more generally read. Flora's Ready tor War The patriotic military spirit is growing strong In Fiora, Colonel Jim Hlggins Is training the boy scouts and rapidly bringing them up to the high standard of elliclency. Major Bob Jones has his battiilon en¬ listments completed and ^ady for service at the front when m\e front needs to be served, while Colonel E. A Hopkinson has lils company of home guards ready for tlieir uniforms and parade. Exchanges Farms H, F. Burt of Stanford, was In Flo¬ ra, Tuesday, and announced that he had exchanged his home farm for a farm four miles soutii of Falrtield, The consideration placed on Mr. Burk's farm was 175 per acre, and It ts wortli it. We are glad to learn that Mr, and Mrs. Burt will remain with us at least until next year, and we hope may decide not to leave at all. DIFFERENT EVENTS IN SOCIAL CIRCLES NISS GARLAND HONORED BY LADltS Miss Garland Soon to Become the Bride of Mr. John Hanson, of Tuscola One of the delightful social affairs of the season was given at the home of Mrs. J. B. Gahan Wednesday after¬ noon when the Literary section of the Womans Club entertained for Miss Nell Garland In Iionor of her ap¬ proaching marriage to Mr, John Hanson of Tuscola. 111. The guests were cordially greeted by the hostess. One glance thro the pleasant rooms convinced one that this was Indeed Pan Cupid's re;ilm, festoons of dainty pink and white hearts, fragrant tlowers and sly cupids were everywhere In evidence. Roil call responses were apt quotations from Shakespeare on "love," Mrs, G, F. DulT rendered a piano solo fol¬ lowed by a humorous reading by Mrs, P, A, Meyer, Mesdames Gould, Friend and Pearce gave a trio which was greatly appreciated, Mrs, W. A, Campbell read an original poem en¬ titled "On the Farm," which elicited much praise, A Shakespearian Ro¬ mance was a feature of the afternoon being In the form of a contest, Mrs, Fv, I), Yeck and T, J, Friend were the winners. Other contest and pu'/.- zies v,ere played caused much fun and jollity. A delicious luncheon was served from small tables, color scheme of pink and white being carried out In detail. The center-piece on the bride's table was a mlnlalure bride, arrayed In a charming bridal gown, a misty veil held In place by tiny orange blossoms and falling gracefully to the hem of the gown, and a shower bouquet over her arm. She was ad¬ mired by all and shared honors with the bride-elect. Between courses the following toast were given, Mrs Julia Pearce acting as toastmaster, "Friendship," Mrs. J. B, Gahan: "Our Husbands,'' Mrs, C, O, RIggle; "TheArtof Love," Mrs, Jno. Porter: "Dan Cupid," Mrs, T, J, Friend; "The Wife of an Old- fashioned Farmer," Mrs, J, A. Golden; "The Wife of a Modern Agricultur¬ ist,'' Mrs, Wm, Selby. Mrs, Veck In behalf of the Club and In a happy yet touching vein presented Miss Garland with a volume of Shakespeare which was accepted with appreciation In Mtss Garland's charming manner. She was also presented with a shower of carnations. The guests departed for their homes, sorry to know this to be the "honor-guest's" last meeting with the Club as an active memlier, but wishing her all the happiness In the home she goes to grace. The Fortnightly Club held their twelfth anniversary at the home of Mr, and Mrs, H, I"', Pixiey on Friday evening, March "Jnd, 11117, The house was tastefully decorated in Hyclanllis and Violets, Promptly al seven o'clock the mem¬ bers and guests were seated to a sumptuous dinner, Luke Pixley furnished splendid Ed¬ ison music during the dinner, MENU Grape Fruit Cocktail Fried Chlckan Potatoes on Half Shell t ,'eamed Asparagus on Toast Celery Hearts Hot Kollsand Butter Cherry Preserves Combination Salad Saratoga Flakes Strawberry Short Cake and Cream Salted Almonds CotTee Mr, and Mrs, H. F. Pixley and Mrs, Jack Maher furnished oreliestre mu¬ sic during the early part of the eve¬ ning. The Club members and guests pres¬ ent were: Mr, and Mrs. H, F, Pixley, Mr and Mrs, F, H, Simpson, Mr, and Mrs, C. E. Duncan. Mr, and Mrs. H. C, Mlch¬ els, Mr, and Mrs, J, C, Scudamore, Mr, and Mrs, John Wilkinson, Mr, and Mrs, A, E, Golden, Mr.and Mrs. Luke Pixley, Mesdames Wm, Selby, C, F, Brown, C. Weller, Jack Mahr, Misses Lulu Park, Thelma Vanda¬ veer, Naomi Clsal. The refreshment committee was Mesdames H. F. Pixley, E. C. Park and C. E, Duncan. REV. T. EDWARD THOMAS who will conduct the Evangelistic Services at the M. E. Church which begins Sunday next. THE RECORD WILL BE REPUBLICAN FRESHNEN LOSE GANE TO SENIORS An Upbuilder of Flora and Every Put Up a Stiff Defense at Start Town in the County But Couldn't Hold Out A letter from E. B. Gorrell now owner and editor of the Record says: State to my old friends that the paper will be Republican politically, in spirit and In every earnest elTort, a worker for the moral educational and business interest of my old home county, A booster for Flora, for the entire county and every lown and eoinmunlty It contains. Being a Be¬ publlcan and to be consistent, he must make the Record conform to his polltcal views, but always with toleration and a respect for the opinions of others, Mr. Gorrell further states, that he Is detained at Troplco by business af¬ fairs which must lie closed up before he can come back to his old home county as a permanent resident. A cliange In location that will give to himself and daughter. Miss Nellie, the greatest of pleasure. Charles Kitley Surprised Friday at 4 o'clix'k [i. m. March 2 news got out among the neiglilxiTs of Charles Kitley and wife tliat It was Mr. Kitley's 07tli birthday. At 7 o'clock a numberof nelglibors and friends laden with candy and other good eats, rang the door bell of the Kitley home, I'pon opening the door we saw a much surprised and shoeless man. All were soon having a lovely time. Games, songs and reci¬ tations, along wltli popcorn throwing were the order of the evening. A feature of the evening, was a song Mr: Kitley (the liost) sang, amidst shouts and screams of laughter. At bed time all departed for home, wishing Mr. Kitley many more happy birthdays. A Guest. Monday afternoon the Interclass tournament opened at the H, S. T, H. S. The seniors and freshmen played the opening battle, the seniors win¬ ing .^l to 2o, During the tirst few minutes no¬ body was able to score, but after some passing Burns broke through the se¬ nior defense and scored two points for the freshmen. The seniors then got busy and heaved In a few. When the half ended the seniors led l.j toll. During the second half the seniors kept on gaining point by point and when the game ended the score was as above mentioned. Weir and Jordan did the starring for the freslimen while Hendy, Briss¬ enden and Crickman led the honors for the .seniors. The line up w;ts as follows: Freshmen Seniors Maxwell R F Bunn Burns ;L F Farrls Resler L F Weir C Brissenden Jordan R G Hendy Voung L li Crickman Bits of Ballin' Up An exchange advertises for sale among other things 14 horse disk Hay and oterrn Planter. '1 stacks Threshed Red Top Harrow, 1 Co articles too numerous too mention. Think of two stacks Threshed Red Top Harrows for sale with a 14 horse disk Uay and otherrn Planters. Visits Mrs. W. D. Scudamore Miss Ruth Merrlgan of Chicago was the gufst of .Mrs, W. Ii. Scuda¬ more over Sunday. THE HIGH SCHOOL ENBROILNENT More Than Eighty Pupils Have Struck and Walked Out It is a pity that what seems to have lieen hasty action brought to our high school Tuesday last its tirst disturb¬ ance, that has been really regretable. The Record Is for the school and al¬ ways has been liecause we believe It provkles the best uppurtunlty for our Ixiys and girls uf tlie district, the eii- tlrecounty and soiirniundlng counties to secure at Imme and at a price with¬ in the reach of all, the education and training so essential lo elliclency and success. About eighty pupils left the school and at this writing arestlll out. The board of education met prompt¬ ly, and look action declaring that dlclpllne must lie maintained and the school go on, I'he Record Is not familiar with all the caiKses that led up to the dis¬ agreement but wishes to emphasize the statement that llie trouble must be settled by the Board of Eilucation, the court of last resort and It becomes the part of every gmxl citizen lo await this decision and after It bas been reached by a consideration of all the facts, to accept It, abide by it, and help the school. We feel quite sure that the boys and girls and all win be governed by the tlnal decision reached by the board; as an aet of of loyalty to the si'lmol, the good It has done and Ils wonderful possibil¬ ities for the future. The Board of Education Is the legally constituted authority lo decide. The Trouble Adjusted L.M'EK- The troulile Is all over and the boys and girls iiave gone back to school and harmony prevails. GOOD. FRUIT GROWERS TO NEET IN FLORA CARE or ORCHARD TO BE DISCUSSED State Experiment Station to Send Several Prominent Men. Be Sure to Attend Clay County Fruit Growers Meet¬ ing March 2ard and 24th, Flora, IlU¬ nols. The Clay County FrultGrowert As- sociatlan will hold their anuual hor¬ ticulture meeting at Flora, Illinois, Marcii -iM and 'itth. Tlio program as yet has not been I'limpieted but will be published In the near .future. We expect several pnimlnent men froin llie State Ex¬ periment Station, to be on the pro¬ gram. Some of the topics to be discussed are: Hescrlplion and Control of Fun¬ gous Dlsea.ses, Life History and ("on- tnil of the Most Importanl Insect Pests. Peach Industry In Southern Illinois and Dusting vs Liquid Spray¬ ing, These meetings wtll be as Impor¬ tant as that of the Slato Society judged from the standpoint of the alilllty of those to be on the program. Here Is a chance to get llie latest In- fiiriiialion from tlie best experts In the Stale and practical orchard men. Tiiese meetings will be a great ben¬ elit to the grower of tlils sei'tlon and eveiymie Interested should attend. The iiiijiiirlanee of llic better care and iiianagouieiit of the small orch¬ ard as well as lhe ciimmerclai ones, may lie ascerl;iliied. If you consider the typo of fruit tor which we always tind a demand, Vou are especially Invited to attend. lioiist these meetings by attending and Inviting your nelghlxir to come with you, Watcli the papers for any further annouiicaments and a complete pro¬ gram. A Little Error Mr. McClure in announcing his re¬ tirement as owner and editor of the Record la.st week was In error In making the stalement that Mtss Nel¬ lie Gorrell of Troplco, Calif,, daughter of E, B, Gorrell, was In a hospital. Mtss Gorrell is tn most excellent health and looking forward with pleasure to a return lo the old home county and a meeting with her large circle of friends. One of Walter's Stories Walter Veck In speaking of the ap¬ ple Industry and lis wonderful pos¬ sibilities In tills secllon, tells of a tree that was made to bear several dl ITerent varieties of apples by draft¬ ing. He al,sii asserts that some years ago an apple tree north of Flora pro¬ duced apples lliat were hard and sour on one side and mellow and sweet on the oilier side. Notice Hereafter the Record will give a limited amount uf space to Us ad¬ vertisers on the front page. Rates fur front page space will be given on appllcalloii at the ollice. C. S, Ekwi.v, Manager, You Must Sign Your Name The Record has received a com¬ munication signed "A Factory Glri," There are now so many flne Indus¬ trious factory girls In Flora, we can¬ not guess which one wrote this letter, so we must abide by our rule not to publlsli communicallons unless signed in the proper name of the writer. Visits Salem's Dairy Day Mr, (', C, Morris, wife and two sons of Xenla, were the guests of (has. M. Fllson and family on Dairy day, Mr, Morris Is agent al Xenla Balllmore and Ohio railroad, as well ES one of the progressive farmers, has an Ideal stock farm adjoining the Xenla limits, up-to-date resi¬ dence as well as one of liie best slock barns In t'lay cnunty, the residence and barn Ijeing ilghled by electricity. —Marion Counly Democrat, Had Long Siege of Sickness It pleases Husle M. Harrison's large circle of friend.s to .see hlm on the streets every day with a genial smile on his face and looking like his old time self again altera long and severe siege of sickness.
|Title||Southern Illinois Record|
|Masthead||The Southern Illinois Record|
|Geographic Coverage||United States, Illinois, Clay County, Flora|
|Description||An Archive of the Southern Illinois Record Newspaper in Flora, Illinois. Flora Digitial Newspapers Collection.|
|Subject||Flora (Ill.) - Newspapers, Clay County (Ill.) - Newspapers|
|Rights||Digitized with permission from current newspaper publisher.|
|Contributing Institution||Flora Public Library|