Old Newspaper Clippings

Contributed by Mary Lou Jacobson

[Unknown Newspaper - From 1930-1935]

#1.  Mrs. Ina Harrison and Mrs. Connie Krouse Have Birthdays.

A surprise birthday party was given for Ina Harrison by her friends and neighbors at her home at 405 East Main Street, McLeansboro.

The evening was spent playing Bingo with prizes being won by Margaret Coker, Trudy Mitchell and Aileen Campbell.  Mrs. Flora Dale entertained with several readings which she composed and one was especially humorous - - - "The Sparking Buggy."  Mrs. Mag Smith also gave a reading that was enjoyed by all..

The hostess, Mrs. Daisy Anderson and Mrs. Tillie Nimmo, served refreshments of angel food cake, coffee and lemonade to the following guests, Mrs. Dale, Mrs. Ella Harms, Mrs. Helen Keaton, Miss Margaret Coker, Mrs. Trudy Mitchell, Mrs. Connie Krouse, Mrs. Elsie Mayberry, Mrs. Aileen Campbell, Mrs. Smith, Miss Eulah Utley and Mrs. Minnie Frazier.

Mrs. Harrison received many lovely gifts of remembrances on the occasion.  Some who were unable to be present by who sent gifts were, Mrs. Mary M. Friel, Mrs. Lena Lavin, Mr. and Mrs. James Lavin and Miss Mary Lou Lavin.

#2.  Watch Party At Home of W. H. Smith.

After church was over Sunday night, a host of friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Smith and spent a very enjoyable evening.  Games were played and refreshments served.  At 11:30 a covered dish luncheon was served.  Among those present were; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stephenson, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Frease, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Sloan, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Keaton and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Orvil Malone, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lovan and son Jimmy, Mr. and Mrs. Hansell Smith, Mrs. Mary Sloan, Mrs. Walter Sanders, Mrs. Ina Harrison, and Mrs. Madeline Stevens, D.H. Sloan, W. T. Hutchenson, Jack Meadows, Miss Irene Donley and Miss Sue Ann Hart of Mt. Vernon, IL.

Greetings and best wishes were extended to all for the new year.

  #3.  A. D. Campbell Celebrates 80th Birthday. (1935)

The relatives of A. D. Campbell gathered at eh home of his daughter Mrs. W. H. Smith, 407 East Main St., of this city (McLeansboro) , Feb.3, when Mr. Campbell was greatly surprised to learn that his immediate family had planned a wonderful dinner and a great surprise for him.

When he entered the home of his daughter where the wonderful dinner was spread, he was much chagrined but he quickly retaliated by a gift in greenback coins to each member of the family.

He said in part, " This is my birthday and we are all happy.  I have lived 80 years, and I believe that I am good for at least 20 more."

Mr. Campbell is known by many of his friends as "Dallas."  He is a life-long citizen of Hamilton Co., and his friends are numbered by the scores.  He always has a good word for everybody and everybody is his friend.

We wish him many more such events.

*Note: Mr. died January 16, 1942, at age 87 years. He was a farmer, breeder of race horses and had a store in Thackeray where he raised his family.  He wife was Mary Melvina York.

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