The large cider mill at the Ham Duffy home began making cider on
Spangler's five-piece orchestra furnished music at the Presbyterian
church Sunday evening, Oct. 14th.
Wesley T. Davenport and Miss Faym Warwick sprung a surprise on their
friends by being married in Peoria on Oct. 4th. The groom is the oldest
son fo Mr. and Mrs. Davenport of this village. The bride was a resident
Roy Way, of near Joetta, while repairing a shed, accidentally released
a wire that held a bar in place which swung around and struck him a severe
blow in the mouth, breaking off two teeth and bruising his face badly.
Mrs. Louise Simmons and Mrs. Grace Evans drove to Peoria last week
in Mrs. Simmons' Buick. Mrs. Evans visited her brother and his wife, Mr.
and Mrs. Myron Mull. Mrs. Simmons went on business and purchased a beauty
parlor in Pekin, which she expects to take possession of soon. Her daughter,
Thelma, has graduated from the Liberty School of Beauty Culture.
B. F. Barbe spent last week in Macomb, where he underwent an operation
for cataract of the right eye.
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Field Track Made on Solomon Lot
The lot belonging to William Solomon and located immediately south
of the high school building has been rented for a high school athletic
A very suitable track was made around the lot with the aid of the
township road grader. Otis Burrow run the grader and engineered the job
while John Larson and Lyle Williams drove the four horses.
The News of Fountain Green, November 7, 1923 page 1
Pretends To Be Deputy Marshall
Nearly Causes Death of Farmer Near Fountain Green
An insurance agent is continually getting new experiences and adopting
new methods of approach. One of the agents of the Ailshire insurance agency
tried to "pass off" as a United States marshall and get the confidence
of Roy Rich, a young farmer living two miles northeast of Fountain Green.
However, Mr. Rich believed the man to be an officer and this interview
caused Mr. Rich to have a nervous shock. Then the insurance man saw his
mistake, attempted to explain the joke, but was ordered from the place
at once. For the remainder of the day Mr. Rich was in a serious condition
and suffered a slight attach of paralysis.
The News of Fountain Green, November 21, 1923 page 1
Fred Beckwith Party
A musical program was given on Tuesday evening to a number of invited
guests at the home of Fred Beckwith, two miles west of LaHarpe. Thos attending
from Fountain Green were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Ben Duffy and daughters,
Sarah and Bary; Bruce Murtland, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Parsons and daughter,
Vera, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Foote and Miss Nellie Gittings.
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Catching Owls Again
Allen Geddes, the champion hawk and owl catcher, according to the
Prairie Farmer, has caught five owls this season, and Mr. Geddes says this
is the best time to catch them.
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High School Wins Basket Ball Game
The Fountain Green High School Basket Ball team defeated the Lomax
High School Basket Ball team in an out-door game at Fountain Green on November
7th, with a score of 5 to 8.
Fay Yetter and Ivan Latherow played forwards on the Fountain Green
squad. These boys were supported by Harlan Lenix as center and with John
Larson and Fred Shipman as guards. During the last half Russell Shipman
and Melvin Latherow guarded the Lomax forwards. And it was no easy job
to guard Robert Pence of Lomax. Pence made all of the points for Lomax.
Fay Yetter was the star player on the Fountain Green squad, making
two goals in each half.
The game was a very clean game and was refereed by George Hoover
of Lomax. Only two fouls were called; one a personal foul on Russell Shipman
of Fountain Green and one a technical foul on Clifford Pence of Lomax.
The second game between these teams will probably be played at Lomax
in the near future.
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Vern Hoar Injured Near Fountain Green
Vern Hoar, of Colchester, a member of the Hoar milling firm, was
the victim of a hunting accident Sunday, Nov. 11th, when a single barrel
hammer shot gun(sic) in the hands of Carl Latherow, of Macomb, accidentally
The accident occurred when Mr. Latherow turned to shoot at some quails
that were starting to rise behind him. It is supposed that his thumb slipped
off the hammer and the gun exploded before he got it to his shoulder. The
charge which was at close range, took affect in the fleshy part of Vern's
upper left leg, tearing away several square inches of flesh. He was at
once removed to Dr. Bouseman's office in Fountain Green, where the wound
was given first aid treatment. He was then taken to the Holmes hospital,
where he remained until Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Mr. Latherow greatly regrets the unfortunate accident, which was
purely accidental, and might have happened to anyone under the curcumstances.
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Stahl Effects Sold
The household effects of the late Mrs. Stahl were sold at a sale
here Saturday, Nov. 10. Carl Hasten, a young graduate auctioneer, did the
auctioneering. C. A. McConnell was administrator. The furniture sold very
cheap. One of the bedsteads sold for a dime, and Frank Law bought the piano
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