Newspaper Clippings for
1 May 1930
LOCAL CLUB ELECTS
HAROLD KENNEDY PRES.
Approximately 135 boys and girls attended the first annual
meeting of the Antioch 4-H club at the Antioch Township High
school last Thursday.
After a brief review of the principles of 4-H club work given by
Mr. Herman, assistant 4-H club leader, Lloyd Atwell, past
president of the organization, called the business meeting to
order and the annual election took place. The following were
Harold Kennedy - President.
Julius Richmond - Vice-President.
Homer Edwards - Secretary.
Kenneth Denman - Treasurer.
Robert Hughes - Cheer Leader.
Lloyd Atwell - Reporter.
A chairman and a secretary of each division of the club was also
selected as follows:
Dairy Division: (Lewis Barthel, Assistant Leader).
Lloyd Barnstable - Chairman.
Jack Neahouse - Secretary.
Sheep and Pig Division: (Bert Edwards, Assistant Leader).
Fred Griffin - Chairman.
Gilbert Reed - Secretary.
Poultry Division: (Elmer Barthel, Assistant Leader).
Homer Edwards - Chairman.
Harry Johnson - Secretary.
Garden and Corn Division: ( D. H. Minto and Chas. Paddock,
Ward Edwards - Chairman.
Bertrand Galiger - Secretary.
Sewing Division: (Margaret McCormack and Mary Herman, Club
Agnes Christensen - President.
Helen Strang - Vice-President.
Jean Van Patten - Secretary and Treasurer.
Dorothy Ferris - Club Reporter.
C. L. Kutil, head of the Department of Vocational Agriculture of
the Antioch High school, is the leader of the club, which is
considered one of the largest in the state of Illinois.
8 May 1930
FLAMES DESTROY FARM RESIDENCE,
LOSS IS $10,000
Twelve Room House on Thaine Farm
Burned to Ground
LAKE FOREST MAN OWNS LAND
Damage estimated at $10,000 was sustained when the 12 room
residence on the John A. Thain estate, now owned by C. Rodman,
Lake Forest, was burned to the ground at three o'clock Sunday
The fire was discovered by Clarence Bock, tenant on the farm
which is adjacent to the Onwentsia hunt club a mile north of
Millburn, when he got up at three o'clock to take care of some
poultry. Electric lights failed when Bock turned on the current,
and shortly afterwards flames were seen eating up toward the roof
at the rear of the house.
Antioch Firemen Called
Almost at once flames burst out along one whole side of the house
as Bock ran in to the telephone to call for help. His first call
roused Frank Edwards at Millburn, who immediately called other
neighbors and they rushed to the burning house to battle the
flames with a bucket brigade. In the meantime the Antioch fire
department was called, and while firemen and neighbors saved some
of the furnishings from the house, the place was burned to the
ground together with a small chicken coop near the kitchen door
in which a brooder with 1,000 baby chicks is kept.
The fire fighters were able to prevent the spread of the flames
to the barn where fire broke out occasionally from flying embers,
and a bucket brigade was busy for several hours drenching the
side of the bar.
Clarence and Andrew Mayer returned to their home in Chicago on
Sunday after a week's vacation at the Carl Anderson home.
Forty-two pupils from Millburn and Hickory schools with their
teachers, Misses Sheehan and Drom, also Miss Alice Bauman, went
by bus to Milwaukee and visited the museum and Washington Park.
Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church in
Waukegan on Saturday for Miss Mabel Anderson, second daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Anderson, Waukegan. Burial was in Millburn
Mrs. Thomas Kidd passed away at her home in Libertyville on
Sunday, May 4. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday at
2 p.m., with burial in Millburn cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Kidd and
family are former Millburn residents.
Monday morning at two o'clock fire destroyed the John Thain
house, now owned by Mr. Rodman of Lake Forest, and occupied by
his manager, Clarence Bock and family. Some furniture was saved,
but otherwise it was a complete loss. 1500 baby chicks were
destroyed in the fire.
Mr. and Mrs. Gulliford Bock, Mrs. Hazel Bratney and Vera Bock,
of Oak Park, spent Monday with their parents.
The Adult Bible class will hold their May party at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. George White on Friday evening, May 9.
Parents day will be observed next Sunday in the Sunday school
and church services.
The Christian Endeavor business meeting was held at the home
of Vernon Webb Friday evening.
15 May 1930
Sounding Auto Horn
Gives Alarm of Fire
The continued blowing of the horn on a new model Ford car which
aroused horsemen sleeping in the rooms above probably prevented a
disastrous fire at the Onwentsia hunt club near Millburn Sunday
Horsemen sleeping in rooms above the garage in which the two
Fords were stalled were awakened about 4:30 o'clock by the
prolonged blast of the motor horn. Fire had shortened its
electrical connections and set it going. Investigation showed
that the garage was in flames and that one of the cars was quite
The Antioch fire department was called immediately and made a run
to the fire, but found it extinguished upon their arrival. The
fire-fighting brigade of the attendants of the hunt club were
praised for their effective work by the Antioch fire-
Damage was heaviest to one of the cars, which was practically
ruined, while the one that sounded the alarm was damaged to the
extent of $150 or so. A hole was burned through the ceiling of
the garage and into the sleeping rooms above, causing a damaged
of about equal extent.
The Ford which sounded the alarm that probably averted a heavier
damage, has passed through a previous fire. Evidently the
experience was not a pleasant one for it, judging by its howls
for relief when threatened Sunday morning.
22 May 1930
The girls of Millburn, Hickory, Bean Hill, and West Newport
schools met at the home of Mrs. W. A. Bonner Saturday and
organized their 4-H club, and have named it "The New Bean-Mill
Hicks." Their officers are: President, Margaret Wolz, Hickory;
vice-president, Ruth Wells, Bean Hill; secretary and treasurer,
Ruth Johnson, West Newport; reporter, Helen Bauman, Millburn;
Cheer leader, Mariellen King, West Newport. Mrs. W. A. Bonner and
Mrs. Emmett King are the leaders of the club.
E. A. Martin spent Monday in Chicago.
Mrs. Slocum, Sr., is visiting her daughter, Mrs. R. G. Murrie
Miss Imogene Killey, Round Lake, spent Sunday with Alice
Mrs. Gladys Ames, Gurnee, spent Friday with her cousin, Mrs.
Mrs. And Mrs. Oscar Neahous and Helen and Jack Neahous were
entertained at the Matt Christensen home at Kansasville, Wis.,
The girls of Oakland school met at the home of their leader,
Mrs. Pierstorff and organized their club, choosing the name
Mrs. Kate Mayer and daughter, Chicago, spent the past week
with her cousin, Mrs. Carl Anderson.
Practice for Children's day services at the church, Saturday
Preparations are being made for Memorial services to be held
at the cemetery on Friday afternoon, May 30.