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The Southern Ilunois Record A Good Newspaper is a Power in the nome. Sohool. State and Nation VOLUME IV. FLORA, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1916 NUMBER 36 I? A BOOSTER FOR FLORA h THE CONNERCIAL CLUB in Line and See What Can Be .ccomplished By Being a Booster lhe Flora Commercial Club has ll Ijuite active for tiie pasl few;, |ks, boosting the town and coun- Tlie membership Is growing, I se vera Ifarmersbaveul reud joined, I more have promised to do so. Ire ure yet tiuite u number of the I'.ens of Flora, und some of the Iness men that have not joined Icommerclul Club, who are urged 10 so, and continue boosting for Igood of F'ioru and surrountling litry, lie Good Roads Ounniiltee Iiave II working Iiartl. and have ac- Iplished i|iille a good deal, Jne Kntertalnment Committee has Ivn ubility at every liand, and have 11 awake and furnished everything lied in llieir line to liie satisfaction III coiicernetl, fie Memlxirslilp Committee has excellent work, and yet our libersliip Is not what we would I to see it, und we want eucli iiiem- llotry to bring us a new one with- Jlie next week, ¦he (ivlc ('ommittee has been Ive al.so, and liuve done t|iiile a lit- Itowards the cleaning up und lieaii- ing llie town. Some migiit liiink a Commerciul (;luli of u town nol "doing things." if tiiey did do "big tilings.'' liowever if they Itlnueulil doing "little things," liluully the "big things" will be le, \'e think one of tiie best tilings , could be done in this county at pre.sent time is to assist und en- Irage the iuiprovenient of rouds. work done on the Slate roatl lit, shows that if interesi is laken we cun improve the rouds of this |nly wonderfully during Hie sum- Tlie piece of roud was not ^iieti, but will be In the near (irS, and sliould be an example as |lie repairing of otlier bud roads in . county, |lie Commercial Club is now plaii- u big KUKE Fourtli of July cele- tion, Willi gootl music, good racing, (1 tirewurks, and other attractions, program of which will be pub- led luter. Admission lo the |unds, and grund sland will be free, nil doubt F'ioru will liuve the test crowd she bus had for muny Irs. und It wiil be wortii your while Itlend, lollowing Hie Kourth of July csle- Ition. the Comiiiercial Clublius ar- |ged for a tine ciiautaui|ua, wliidi be iield tbe lulter purl of June, Is promises to be one of Hie great- Jfealures of the season, as tbe pro- Im fot tlie cliaiitaui|ua Is well ar- Iged, und of liigli character, and II be udvertised in the near future, hng a ILst of Hie entire course, lis cliautaui]ua should be well pat- lizetl and have the support of our Iple in general, as It will be very |erlulnlng, and morally uplifting to community, tacli and every business man and (fesslonal man, no matter what In the city of Flora, should Join J Commercial Club, and many clii¬ is who own property in Hie town |uld be Interested likewise and join dub and help support Hie organ- tkm, wbicli Is continually boosting [¦'^wn and country, and the pro- V^e farmers surrounding Flora ivlted and should be interested join the club as a few have al¬ ly done, hie better the lown, the better the Intry surrounding It, and us we are |one big family, there is no divld- line between the people In the Jntry and the people in the town, lialiy or In a business way, und tbe Tn and the country must gel lo- |lier In this move and everybody wil along better, and have a better pe. Join tlie good cause und enjoy p rsel ves. A VISIT TO THE COUNTY CAPITAL ENJOY LOUISVILLE'S HOSPITAUTY Record Editor in Company With Col. Randolph Sntith Call on County Officials Accompanied by " Col, Randolph Smith, ex-editor of Hie Southern III. Record, Hie present scribe, W, T, McClure. went to Louisville Monday morning. Tills was Hie editor's initial visit to Hie capital cily of (Jlay counly, but we found no strangers while tbere, and we must atlmit a most hospitable people. We were given the glad hand by everyone wilii wliom we bad the pleusure to meet, und needless to say tlial the editor formed u wurm spot in liis bearl for the Utile city of Louisville, We were indeed surprised lo tind such a mugnilicent court house as Cluy county alTords, and il wus u pleasure to us lo pay u visit to Hiis temple of justice. However, our time was limited und we did not get to cull on all of our county olliduls, Imt we expect to make tbe Iripsoon ;iguin and gel uci|uainted with them, John W, Tliomason. representative from tbls district, (and a probable candidate again) inlrodiiced Hie edi¬ tor to William Hurns, our ellicienl circuit clerk; Wm. .\ckison, county treasurer, who is u painstaking otll¬ cial and who has matle a splendid rectird in Hie way of handling the county's money. The counly clerk, K, E, Jenkin.s, being absent, we were introduced to bis valuable deputy, Frank K. Ferrell, and then to II, M. Anderson, our worthy county com¬ missioner, Willie in the city wc also met our old friend, Uoy Seriglit, editor of tbe Louisville Republican, whom we liad not met liefore in eigiit years, Uoy Is getting out a good paper but Ids political complexion is un oil color, Mr, II, A, Woomer, of tbe Cluy County Iiemocrat, was the next to suy howdy antl give us Hie glud Iiand, Col, Smilli introtluced us to severul pecple on the street und of course be knew everyliody. and If we mistake not. knows almt>,sl every man, woman und chilli In Clay county. While our visit In the county .seat was rather brief It was a pleasure to be there and we hope to make a re¬ turn trip in the near future. Remember that while visiting in Flora that the latch .string to Hie Uecord sanctum Is always open, 'i'ou are welcome. Come and sec us and let's get actiualnted. PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON Entertained M iss Clauilia Messamore entertained friends Monday evening at tbe home Mrs. H. M. Cummins at liearts. A de¬ llglitful tiioe was hail, afler wliicii refreshments of ice cream and cake and grape juice were served. Miss Harriet Warner was winner of Hie lady's prize, a beautiful pin cushion, and Ilenry Leonard, the gentleman's prize, a box of cigars. A number of flash light pictures were taken. Those present were: Misses Harriet Warner, Inetta Mc¬ Caully, Dorrls Simpson, Mela Fluke, Shell Friend, Zoe Friend, Nellie Ingle, Cliri.slabel Mitcliell, Ruth Oolden, Out of town guest was: Miss Bess Jordon, Messrs. Cecil lirown. Gene Mitchell, Harlan Friend, Cbas, Hemphill, Sam Hemphill, Torrance, Henry Leonard, C. E. 8mlth and Arthur Holt, Mls-ses Currle Jones und Helen Hlg¬ gins assisted Miss Messamore In serv¬ ing. Declined the Call i'e are pleased to learn thul Hr, vards. pastor of tbe I'resbyterian hrdi, has declined the call of the 1st Presbyterian atCroswell, Mlcli,, pell he received some time ago. He proved himself a most capable lilster. The churcii bere lias taken new life under bis leadership, spirit has been Infused Into ail ches of tlie work and the future (looic Is brighter than It lias been years. School Districts Vote Bonds The following sciiool districts have vnted bonds lo build scliool houses In compliance with the new sanitary law: Loulsvllle, Payne, Fairvlew, Thomas, Crackels, The following districts have voted to repair their buildings to comply with the new heating, ligliting and ventilating law: Ltx-ust Grove, Lynn Branch, Center Groves, Yellow Blos¬ som, Foster, Jenkins, F'risbman, Wa¬ bash, Hayes, Blair, McGee, East Seminary, Bible Grove, Wheeler, Weils atid Oakland. Thecounty superintendent's olllce is piled up with requests from boards and directors to meet with tbem and arrange for the repair of school build¬ ings. Death of Fairfield Business Nan Thomas L, Dickey, for muny years one of Fairfield's best known busi¬ ness men, died In that city last week. PAY TRIBUTE TO THE SOLDIER DEAD DECORATION DAY DULY OBSERVED Old Soldiers and School Children Marched to Cemetery Where Graves Are Decorated The liltietli. annual memorial ser¬ viee of Hie Grand Army of Hie Re¬ public was tilllngly observed in I'lora Tuesday. A procession was formed by Hie Graiitl Army I'oi>.l at Hie Cily Hall, accompunied by aniiintier of the Sunday school chlliiren and citizens wlio marched to Elmwood cemetery where short services were conducted by Post Commander J, S, Peuke at 1 o'clock p, m., followed by an eloi|iient address by Rundolph Smitli. ufler wbicb the gruves of ull soldiers were decorated. In honor of the day business wus suspended in Floru from l'l o'citx^k unlll 4 p, m. Only ten of the old veleruns were In line on this occasion und but thirty- four old soldiers ure now receiving tbelr mail at Flora, The passing years and diminishing numbers of the splendid veterans of our greatest war is a reminder tliat others must soon take llielr places In observing the Impressive und appro¬ priate memorial ceremonies as a tri¬ bute to those who have gone, A movemenet Is now Inaugurated to make May ;i(i the time selected by the Grand Army of the Republic a na¬ tional memorial day In which all lodges, schools and associations will take part. GRADUATES NAKE OWN DRESSES Set Good Example for Other Such Classes Peterslnirg, Ind., May IT. At the graduating exercises of Hie high school, held al tbe opera bouse Satur¬ day niglil. Hie girl graduates were eii- tbuslu.stically applauded as tliey made their appearance in while gowns which tliey made themselves at a co,sl of *;i each in Hie domestic science class, Tiie Idea of eliminating ex¬ pensive dres,ses at the gruduatlon originated with the young misses without any suggestions from school or purents, RoU of Honor Tliose wlio have puid tlieir sub¬ scriptions since our lasl Issue and new ones that bave been added tothe list: E, J. Blotter, Flora. E. G. Spencer, Flora. J. T. Evans, Clay City. M. McElyea, Flora, R. R. 2. S, D, Golden, Flora, R. R, Dan Bryan, Flora, R, R, Roy Burroughs, La Junta, Oilo. MUCH EXCITEMENT IN METROPOLIS UNKNOtVN WOMAN FOUND DEAD Lying on the Banks ot the Ohio River Sunday Afternoon —Evidence of Foul Play Metropolis, 111., May/J.I. -WIHl u long gash over her left c;ir, and w Itli u litty poiinti stone tietl uround her waist. Hie body of un unknown wo¬ mun, alHiut 'I't years of age, was found lying on Hie bunk of the Oiiio river, a mile und a hulf below Metropolis Siiiiilay ufternoon by M. Sdioemakcr ami William Wlialen, of Joppa. The boiiy liud evitlenlly been In the water for aliout two weeks, antl was waslietl asliore sometime Sunday. Tlie womun wore u uiiioii sull, u pair of stockings and bud u ruiiicoat pinned around iicr otherwise gurbie.ss form. The g^sli over her left ear guve evidence of foul pluy, as diti Hie lieuvy stone und u piece of iron, wilicil were tied to her wuist, Tlie woman was live feet, six inclies tall, and weiglietl about ill) pounds, .She liad brown bulr and blue eyes. Her feutures vvere blunt und stolid, tliougli this muy have Iieen tine to swelling from Iiady gas. At un inijuest lield this morning by Coroner Walluce a verdict of tlealb by u blow on Hie bead, at the bands of an unknown person, was relurned. Tlie woman bad four gold teeth, two were In front and two In the liuck of lier moutli. One natural tooth was between the two In front, Tlie tinding of Hie body iias created a great deal of excitement In Metrop¬ olis, altbougb there is no one missing from this city. Coterie Club Entertained Tiie (Joterie members with tbelr husbands were most delightfully en¬ tertained at the bome of Mr, andMrs, 11. !
|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|