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March, 1919

Antioch News6 March 1919
E. A. Martin is busy this week attending the supervisors meeting.

Mr. and Mrs. Neilsen are rejoicing over the arrival of a son on Feb. 23.

Miss Maude Cleveland of Chicago spent the week-end with her parents.

Frank Houser was sent to Elgin Saturday. Mrs. Houser is very sick at this writing.

Mrs. Edmund Gerry and sons have moved back from Waukegan and will work the farm.

Hal Stephens has received his discharge from the army and returned home Saturday from Georgia.

James Armour having sold his farm to Clarence Bonner loaded his car at Gurnee for their future home in Minnesota.

J______ Naundtz moved Thursday from Mrs. Gerry's farm and in going across Taylor's Crossing had three cows killed by the fast train.

Antioch News13 March 1919
Millburn-Hickory Route Accepted
as the State Aid Route to Antioch
There was some "hot time" at last Thursday's session of Board of Supervisors, when they were called upon to decide by vote, which of the two roads previously selected should be chosen as the route for the new cement road that is to be given this section of the county. The route first laid out included Grayslake and Lake Villa, but a petition was later circulated changing the proposed route to the Millburn-Hickory road. This naturally brought forth a loud protest from Grayslake-Lake Villa residence and consequently both factions were present to present their respective claims before the board.
John Thain led the fight for fixing the route on the Millburn- Hickory road and was backed up by Supervisor Martin of Millburn and Supervisor Webb of Waukegan as well as by Geo. Stephens and several other prominent citizens.
In substance, the Millburn folks argued: that their territory has no cement road which the farmers can use in getting to Waukegan or other southern and northern points; that their route takes care of Druce's lake, Third and Fourth lakes, etc., and that it forms a link for a cement road running to Grayslake via Belvidere road, so, they argue, their route is but a couple of miles east of Grayslake.
Supervisor Clarke, Highland Park, argued that Newport township has no cement road and that its residents are entitled to consideration even more that other localities where summer resort features predominate, his point being that Newport people live there the year around and should have a chance to haul their grain, etc., over a cement road as well as providing for the convenience of autoists enroute to the summer resorts.
Frank Hamlin and H. Lourey led the forces that were in favor of the Grayslake-Lake Villa route, they argued that the route via Grayslake and Lake Villa will permit cheaper construction because material can be switched off directly from the Soo railroad to the road to be built; that this route brings traffic nearer the new Nippersink bridge across Nippersink Point and thence to Lake Geneva.
After hearing the arguments of both factions, Supervisor Webb moved that the Millburn-Hickory route be adopted and the vote in its favor stood 15 to 8. The board then voted to make the choice unanimous.
The course through Antioch would be the same no matter which route was chosed and consequently there was no stir over the matter in this village, although the majority here seem to favor ______.

Rev. and Mrs. Safford returned home from Wheaton Friday.

Miss Bertha White has returned home from Lansing, Michigan.

Mrs. Marjorie Weise of Chicago spent the past week with her father, E. M. Cannon.

Frank Hauser of Savannak, Ill., came home Monday to remain with his mother for a while.

The Millburn-Hickory route for the cement road was voted unanimous at the Supervisors meeting Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Stewart expect to return from St. Petersburg, Florida this week where they have spent the winter.

The Grubb school gave a basket social last Friday and $45 was raised to help take care of an orphan in France for the Red Cross.

David M. White is on the petit jury this week and Mrs. White is spending a few days with Mrs. Del Douglas of Washington street.

Antioch News27 March 1919
Thain Springs One on Geo. Stephens
Last week quite an excitement prevailed throughout the vicinity of Millburn and soon spread to all parts of the county, when a rumor began to float about to the effect that Geo. B. Stephens of Millburn had been keeping a blind pig. Close on the heels of the first rumor came a second to the effect that Stephens' sons had returned from war and had done away with the aforesaid blind pig.
People gasped and wondered if they had heard aright, and all the while John Thain another prominent Millburn resident was chuckling to himself and thoroughly enjoying the excitement.
When the joke had in his estimation gone far enough, he innocently explained that perhaps he was responsible for the rumor for he had spoken of something which might start one, but the "blind pig" to which he had referred when telling the story was in reality a "sightless porker" which Stephens had been fatening and which the boys had butchered.
We predict that George will get even with Thain yet.

Oscar Neahous was a Chicago visitor over Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Garrett are visiting their daughter, Mrs. Ralph Miller.

The Millburn Ladies Aid society will serve dinner Thursday, April 3, at the church.

The funeral of James Porter was held Sunday with burial at the Millburn cemetery.

Mrs. E. A. Martin and son Richard are spending several days with Mrs. Martin's sister at Kenosha.

Mr. Trieger, mother of Mrs. Freeman was taken to the Lake county hospital Monday. Mrs. Trieger had a stroke of paralysis recently.

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