Junior 20th Century Club
Minonk, Illinois
presented by Woodford County, Illinois Genealogy Trails

Misc. articles found in the 1938-39 scrapbook

Minonk Twentieth Century Clubs Hostesses To Group At Woodford Hotel

Yesterday at 2:30 o'clock, the Woodford county organization of Federated Women's clubs met at the Hotel Woodford for their first semi-annual gathering for this season. The Minonk senior and junior Twentieth Century clubs were the hostesses.

The meeting was called to order by Mrs. George Reynolds of Washburn, county president. After pledging allegiance to the flag and the singing of "America", Mrs. Erman vonBehren, president of the Twentieth Century club of Minonk, welcomed the guests and Mrs. Byron Britt of Eureka, fittingly responded. Miss Carita Spires, president of the Junior Twentieth Century club, in behalf of the Junior club, presented Mrs. Reynolds with a lovely shoulder bouquet.

The constitution of the county organization was read by the secretary, Mrs. W. G. Lesch, and in accordance with the same following ladies were elected to serve on the nominating committee for the ensuing year: Mrs. vonBehren of Minonk; Mrs. Heyl of Eureka, and Mrs. Dyar of Washburn. A large group of Woodford County Club women are planning to attend a Regional conference at the Peoria Woman's clubhouse in Peoria next Wednesday, October 19, beginning at 10:00 o'clock with a luncheon at noon.

Mrs. Britt extended an invitation to the county organization to come to Eureka for the second semi-annual meeting of the year which will be next April. The meeting will be held in the parish house of the Christian church.

The entertainment for the afternoon was planned by Mrs. Harriet Webster and Mrs. Anna Tucker and was pleasantly enjoyed. Mrs. vonBehren introduced the various numbers and first on the program was Mrs. John Lawrence, who in a most pleasing manner sang, "Homing", and "In a Luxemberg Garden". She was accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Ella Livingston.

Rev. Edgar Smith of the Park Presbyterian church of Streator, was then introduced and being an ardent worker for and with young people he presented "Some Problems of Youth". Rev. Smith was a very interesting speaker as he discussed the social, moral and economic life of our youth of the present age in the light of his own experiences with young people, mainly through association.

He frankly admitted he was bringing no solution to the youth problem of today but rather just offering a few suggestions. He did not fail to impress on the mind of every woman present that patient, kindly, companionate concern for our youth and most of all our own very best example was far more powerful than admonition. "One of the finest things we can do for our youth is to help them grow normally in their religious life for after all", Rev. Smith continued, "the problems of youth are not really problems of youth but rather problems of adults".

Following this inspiring address, Mrs. Harrison Parks in her usual pleasing manner, rendered a beautiful piano selection, "Etude in B Flat", by Liest. Promply at 4:30 o'clock the guests were invited to an autumn decorated tea table in the dining room of the hotel where Mrs. Erma vonBehren and Miss Carita Spires poured. Refreshments were in charge of Mrs. Rachel Hinrichs, Mrs. Hattie McDonough, Mrs. Louise Livingston, Mrs. Edna Meierhofer, Mrs. Ruth Wylie, Mrs. Hazel Hubbard, Mrs. Minnie Underwood of the Senior club and Mrs. Dorothy Cunningham, Mrs. Mary Lita Male, and Mrs. Mary Kasha of the Junior club.

The club members and friends were invited to attend a health lecture in the auditorium of the grade school at 7:30 o'clock last evening by Mrs. Louie Hinson of the Hinson Institute located at Richmond, Ind. This lecture proved to be very interesting.

The next regular meeting of the Twentieth Century club will be on Monday afternoon at the social parlor of the Royal cafe, with Mrs. Helen Spires and Mrs. Alta Finnell as hostesses.

Lavina Squires, Arthur Campbell Wed Saturday

Miss Lavina Squires, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Squires of this city, and Arthur Ray Campbell of Bloomington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Campbell of Kappa, were united in marriage at 10 o'clock Saturday moring at the First Methodist church in this city. Rev. C. W. Sedgwich, pastor, read the single ring ceremony.

Attending the couple were Miss Ella Mosimann of this city, an intimate friend of the bride, and Glenn Campbell of Kappa, brother of the bridegroom. Robert Wilcox served as usher. C. W. Web, music insturctor of the Minonk schools, presented a fifteen minute program of organ selections preceding the ceremony. Mrs. Theodore Buchmueller of Kankakee, cousin of the bride, sang "Because", accompained by Mr. Webb, who also played soft music during the ceremony. The altar was banked with foliage and baskets of zinias and dahlias.

Bert Squires, father of the bride, gave her away in marriage. The bride was beautifully attired in a gown of teal blue crepe with black accessories, and wore a shoulder corsage. Miss Mosimann wore a dusty rosewool dress with plum accessories and a shoulder corsage.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents gave a wedding breakfast at the Royal cafe, with covers placed for twenty. A two-tier wedding cake formed a centerpiece, with yellow and green being the color scheme carried out in the lovely decorations of the tables. The happy couple then departed on a wedding trip to Wisconsin and will be at home after Friday at 307 East Locust street in Bloomington.

Mrs. Campbell was born on a farm near Minonk, and was reared in this city, graduating from the Minonk Community high school with the class of 1930. She attended Illinois State Normal university at Normal, graduating from the two year course in 1932. For the past six years, she has been employed in the office of the Minonk Coal company in this city.

Mr. Campbell was graduated from the El Paso Township high school and has been employed in Bloomington for the past four years. At present, he is a salesman for the Illinois-Iowa Power and Light company at Bloomington, where they will make their home.

Farewell Party For Miss Ella Mosimann

Miss Ella Mosimann, librarian at the Filger library here for the past seven years, last Friday evening tendered her resignation, effective October 1, at a meeting of the library board.

Miss Mosimann plans to go to Rochester, Minn., where she will study physio-therapy at the Mayo Bros. clinc, starting October 2. She will be one of eight students taken into that department this year, and it is indeed a distinct honor that she be chosen for this course.

Succeeding Miss Edith Ford as librarian here, Miss Mosimann has devoted her afternooons and evenings at the library, while she was employed mornings as laboratory technician at the office of the late Dr. Homer A. Millard. Her home is at Meadows.

She was graduated from Bluffton college at Bluffton, Ohio, in 1931, majoring in biology, and has taken nine hours extension work since March 1, of this year. Following her graduation at Bluffton, she attended the University of Illinois in the summer of 1931, taking a librarian's course.

Miss Mosimann taught school for one term, and then assumed her duties as librarian here September 1, 1932, and has since efficiently and faithfully served in that capacity. During her seven years of residence in this city, she has acquired many friends, who regret to see her leave, but are pleased that such an opportunity for study has been afforded her.

Seventeen members of the Junior Twentieth Century club and their adviser, Mrs. William Tucker, enjoyed a potluck dinner at the El Paso County club Monday. Following the delicious meal, bingo was played with Miss Dorothy Romersberger winning the prize.

Miss Ella Mosimann was then pleasantly surprised with a handkerchief shower, as she will leave this week end for Mayo Bros., clinic at Rochester, Minn., where she will study. Miss Mosimann was the first president of the Junior club and has alwys been active in the work of the club, and will be greatly missed.

Jr. Twentieth Century To Sponsor Tag Sale

A tag day, for the benefit of the Illinois Children's Home and Aid society, will be held Saturday, October 20, sponsored by the Junior Twentieth Century club of this city.

Six years go, a group of Minonk young ladies, under the sponsorship of Mrs. S. E. Tallyn, gave their first annual tag sale for the benefit of the Illinois Children's Home and Aid society. They were pleased with the community response, and repeated the sale for several years, under the sponsorship of the same group, with Mrs. Tallyn and Miss Esther Vissering taking responsibilty.

Later, the Junior Twentieth Century club assumed the entire responsibilty. Again the community response was gratifying to the enterprising young women concerned.

Since 1883, this state-wide, non-sectarian agency has been continously on the job "mending" broken homes, where possible, and taking permanent care and guardianship of children when absolute necessity for such care arose. Children from every county in the state have passed through this care to the normal functions of adult citizenship-a total exceeding 110,000.

The "set-up" of facilities employed was never more complete than now. The trained staff includes case workers who are accessible to all localities, and there are hundreds of foster homes where unadopted wards are being supervised. Clinics in various localities of the state are furnishing excellent cooperation, and the two receiving homes, at Evanston and DuQuoin, with the girls' school at Potomac, make available all the necessary facilities for diagnosis and study of children's problems before placing them in foster homes.

The ladies of the Junior Twentieth Century club, under the leadership of its president for the current year, are asking for the continued co-operation of local friends. It is hoped that contributors who give a dollar or more each, on tag day, will give to the collector their name and address, as they are entitled to the quarterly magazine "Homelife for Children", which is a unique feature of this organization.