What People Are Doing In Wilmette
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 23 Jan 1913, p. 12

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Mrs. Ralph Smith of Mitchell, S. D., is the guest of Mrs. Benj. Gage, 901 Oakwood avenue. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Woodcock, 934 Sheridan road, entertained their card club, Tuesday, Jan. 21. Mr. Hollister, the coach for the Michigan debating team, was entertained at dinner by Mr. and Mrs. Rippel, 841 Oakwood avenue. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Gates, Wilmette avenue, entertained their friends Monday evening in celebration of Mr. Gates' birthday. The house being built by Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Greig, on the corner of Ninth and Greenwood, is well under construction. It is to be a very nice ten-room house. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Simmons, formerly of Greenwood avenue, are thinking of returning to Wilmette and are looking for a place to live during the time they ar building. Miss Louise Robinson, formerly a pupil of J. Bouhy, Paris, has opened a studio in the Brown building in Wilmette, where she will receive pupils for instruction in voice culture. Mrs. Charles McCue and daughters, Loraine and Margaret, left last week for San Benito, Tex., where they will spend the remainder of the winter. Mrs. McCue has a sister living there. The Baptists held a meeting last Thursday evening at the home of Mr. A. E. White, 1030 Greenwood avenue, and that, as well as the former meeting, a the home of Mr. J. D. Greig, 922 Oakwood avenue, was well attended, and showed a great interest in the new movement. The next meeting will be held at the home of W. J. McDowell, 1345 Elmwood avenue Thursday evening, Jan 23. The committee is looking forward to having Sunday afternoon service before very long. The debate between the Michigan university and Northwestern debating teams was held in Fiske Hall, Friday, Jan. 17, and won by Northwestern. The subject was "Resolved, that the plan of banking reform proposed by the national monetary commission on Jan. 8 should be adopted by congress." The team from Northwestern had the affirmative, and was composed of the following: D. Borrell Heater, V. M. Ilahi-Baksh and Edw. C. Austin of 901 Oakwood avenue, Wilmette. The opposing team from Michigan consisted of: John F. McElroy, Solomon Blumrofen and Floyd W. Moore. The judges were Edw. O. Brown of the Illinois appelate court of Chicago; Prof. Chas. A. Tuttle, Wabash college, Crawfordsville, Ind., and Dr. Richard C. Hughes, Madison, Wis. A mass meeting of citizens is called to meet at the Wilmette Woman's club, Friday evening, Jan. 31, to discuss and ascertain the attitude of this community toward the problem of water supply and drainage. The call is issued by the North Shore Citizens' association to test the public interest in this most important question in the following letter: "the committee on drainage and water of the North Shore Citizens' association believes that the sanitary district board should construct a pipe line to carry the sewage of our North Shore towns to the Wilmette-Evanston canal. Judge Tuthill ruled that the sanitary district board has a right to construct such a pipe line at the expense of the sanitary district, and his decision has been upheld by the appellate court. The question is now before the state supreme court. If the supreme court rules favorably, it will then be up to the people of the North Shore to urge upon the sanitary board that they undertake the work at once. Should the supreme court rule adversely, it will be up to the people to secure legislation that will give the sanitary district the necessary authority to do this work." Mrs. C. G.Smith, 1325 Greenwood avenue, has been ill with lumbago. Mr. James Rogers is making his usual mid-winter business trips to New York. Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Scheidenhelm entertained the Fellowship club last Friday evening. Mrs. Walker of Long Island is the guest of her cousin, Mrs. Alvin J. Butz, 500 Central avenue, while on her way to California. Mrs. Clarence D. Worthington has issued invitations for two bridge parties for Wednesday and Friday afternoons, Jan. 22 and 24. Mr. and Mrs. John L. Skelton of Wilmette announce the engagement of their daughter, Olive Esther, to Clifford L. Hubbard of Rock Island. Miss Ruth Wilcox of Salt Lake City will spend a few months with her uncle, Mr. H. M. Gardiner, 720 Lake avenue, during which time she will finish her course in kindergarten work. Miss Grace Dinchar, a graduate of Lewis institute, has been employed to take the place of Miss Long, the domestic science teacher in the Wilmette public schools. She started her work a week ago. Miss Long is to be married soon. Miss Eda Goedecke read an essay on Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" and played several numbers before the Neighbor's club in Kenilworth last Thursday afternoon. She was enthusiastically encored and responded with some of her original compositions. The many friends of Mr. J. Edw. Maass, 823 Forest avenue, will be pleased to hear of his promotion from assistant cashier to cashier of the Corn Exchange bank of Chicago. Mr. Edw. F. Schoeneck, 815 Oakwood avenue, takes the position vacated by him and becomes assistant cashier. It is noted in the Chicago Tribune of Tuesday that Mr. B. Frank Brown, 606 Washington avenue, the new principal of the Lake View High School, is taking a firm stand against children's secret organizations by suspending more than 100 pupils on the opening of school this week. He is quoted as saying that he would root out "the secret society evil" if he had to suspend everyone in his classes. The Very Rev. Edward J. Vattman was one of three speakers who spoke on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the ballroom of the La Salle hotel under the auspices of St. Margaret's Relief society. The subject was "Relief Work," and was discussed from the standpoint of a priest, a judge, and a doctor. Father Vattman bears the title of missionary apostolic and chaplain of the United States army. The people who are interested in putting forward the series of five concerts to be given at the Woman's club of Wilmette every three weeks, beginning Jan. 30, are greatly pleased at the enthusiasm being shown in the purchas of tickets, not only by the citizens of Wilmette, but of the near by towns. It is evident that when a first class entertainment is brought within reach by price and locality that it is appreciated. Three dollars for the series makes the price of one very little, and it is very gratifying not to have to take the train to and from the city in order to enjoy a treat of so high an order. The first concert will be given by Mabel Riegelman, soprano, of the Chicago Grand Opera company, who has won her way to the hearts of the people by her delightful renditions of the parts of Gretel in "Hansel and Gretel," and of the Cricket, in the "Cricket on the Hearth." Celene Loveland, a very popular and gifted pianist, will accompany her. The program and patronesses of the concert, which will be a social as well as musical event, will be announced in our next issue. Mr. J. C. Mannerud is seriously ill at his home, 1119 Lake avenue. Miss Lea Partridge has been quite ill at her home, 1443 Wilmette avenue. Miss Della and Anna Witt, 718 12th street, spent a few days last week visiting friends in Evanston. Mrs. John P. Schaefgen, 1465 Wilmette avenue, entertained a number of friends at cards on Tuesday evening. Madaline and Angeline Maher, of Kenosha, Wis., are visiting with Miss Bernice McCanny at 202 Doyle court. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Williams, of Evanston, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Evans, of 1443 Wilmette avenue, Sunday. Mr. William Herbon, 1425 Central avenue, who has been ll for the past few weeks, is able to resume his duties at the Galitz market. Mrs. C. H. Klemm, 420 Park avenue, entertained the following ladies at dinner Friday: Mrs. W. Neimeyer, Mrs. E. Stein and Mrs. J. Richter. Mr. Ernest White, foreman of public works, who has been confined to his home for several days on account of illness, is much improved and again on duty. The Woman's Christian Temperance Union met with Mrs. J. L. Norris, 1314 Forest avenue, Tuesday, Jan. 21. Dr. Luetta Kress, county superintendent of medical temperance, was the speaker. The little grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Lindman, 925 Central avenue, who fell from the window last Saturday and fractured his skull, is very much improved and from present indications he will have a rapid recovery. Mid-winter graduating exercises will be given in the kindergarten room Thursday evening, Jan. 30, at 8 o'clock. The following will graduate: Francis R. Clark, Ray Dean Ellis, Dorothy Edith Northam, John Shedd Prescott, Alfred R. Watt, Margaret Rodman, Louise Schlacks, Rose Schultz, T. Clark Todd, P. Norman Weyl. The Parents' Club of the Wilmette Logan school, held an interesting meeting on Monday afternoon, at which Mrs. J. R. Harper gave a reading. The club is to hold its regular meetings on the first Monday of each month at the Logan school building. On Feb. 3rd a business meeting will be called at 2:30 and will be followed at 8 o'clock by a musical program. The fifth division of the Ladies' society of the Wilmette M. E. church are to go to the Methodist Old People's Home, 1417 Foster avenue, Edgewater, on Friday, Jan. 24. They are to go at 9:30 o'clock, take box lunches, and sew until 2 o'clock for the old people. After that time there is to be a concert in a new chapel recently built. Admission 25 cents. It is desirous to have all go who can, whether or not they are members of this division. The Wilmette Public School Art league are looking forward to the lecture to be given by Mrs. John B. Sherwood, founder of the Chicago Public School Art league, at the Woman's club in the near future. It will be a free lecture and one you should try to hear. She is the founder of a working girls' club, and has recently established a summer home in Colorado where girls can spend their vacations. She is an authority on all questions pertaining to art. In spite of the stormy afternoon last Monday, about thirty ladies gathered at the residence of Mrs. W. S. Bartholomew, 607 Forest avenue, and were delightfully entertained by Miss Julia Henry, who gave the story of "Judith of Bethulia." This was the first of a series of lectures to be given on the "Brides of Ancient Song." The subject of the next lecture will be "Francesca da Rimini," and will be given at the home of Mrs. M. B. Skinner, 725 Tenth street, Monday afternoon, Feb. 3. The Wilmette Fire Department will hold its annual ball on Saturday evening, February 1st. First class music has been arranged for and it is hped that one and all will show their appreciation of the good work of this department by turning out on this occasion. The price of admission is in reach of all, and a good time is guaranteed. A vote of thanks is also extended to the members of the fire department who voluntarily flooded the park on Park avenue for the benefit of the young folks who skate. The outcome of an evening social meeting, held in the Logan school building, Kline and Central avenue, in November, is the organization of a Parents' and Teachers' league. The object of the league is to do social and philanthropic work. Monday afternoon, Jan. 12, about eighteen enthusiastic ladies met to organize, Mrs. Helen Gage presiding. The following officers were elected: Mrs. G. C. Thompson, president; Mrs. J. S. Dean, vice-president; Mrs. W. C. Reinhold, secretary; Mrs. Wm. Boltwood, treasurer. They will hold regular business meetings on the first and third Monday afternoons of each month and will give a social meeting on the first Friday evening following the first Monday of each month. Mrs. Thompson read a paper on "Social Settlement Work," and in the discussion which followed the purposes of the club were considered, and plans suggested for encouraging teh formation of classes in domestic science and manual training, and for the general improvement of school conditions.


The children of the Ouilmette Country Club will entertain their parents and friends with the following program Saturday nght, the 25th:

1 Piano Solo...Virginia Olwin

2 The Months-Jud Thompson, Gertrude Brown, Helen Seibold, Elanor Gage, Virginia Belt, Curtis Bird, Katharine Kerr, Marion Reese, Jane Greiner, Junior Anderson, Whitfield Hawkes, Henrietta Bird.

3 The Fascinating Widow....Elizabeth Thompson

4 Gypsy Dance....Marion Seng

5 Recitation....Norman McMillan

6 Vocal Solo.....Ruth Dietrich

7 Spanish Dance-Virginia Olwin, Mildred Latham, Minnie Mae Schmidt, Sara Hugenin, Margaret Couffer, Florence Gilson, damaged Skinner, Ruth Dietrich, damaged Hawkes, Elanor Blymer.

8 Vocal Solo....Jack Crampton

9 Dance...Helen Skinner

10 Mandolin Solo.....Samuel damaged

11 Boys Chorus--Jack Searie, damaged Crampton, Arthur Seibld, William Ker, Olney Brown, Junior damaged, Courtland Reese, Kenneth Kerr, Robert Belt, Sam'l Clark, Gordon Clark, Donoval damaged, Philip Hugenin.

Miss Mattle Lusted at the piano.


Wilmette Camp R. N. A. 3926 held its annual installation of officers Wednesday evening at Wilmette Lodge Hall. Mrs. Jennie Chilstrom of Evanston, the Supreme Deputy, performed the offices of installing damaged with Miss Katherine Elden as cermonial marshall. The officers who were installed are as follows:

Oracle, Mrs. Herbert V. Mellinger.

Vice-Oracle, Mrs. Frank M. Mueller, second term.

Chancellor, Mrs. Edmund J. damaged, second term.

Receiver, Mrs. E. Seyfort, second term.

Recorder, Mrs. J. C. Wilson.

Marshall, Miss Emma Swennesson.

Inner Sentinel, Miss Christina Schaefer.

Outer Sentinel, Miss S. McClow.

Managers, Mrs. J. Schaefgen and Miss Lea Pardridge.

Following this there was a musical program and monologue by Mrs. Jennie Proctor, followed by refreshments.

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What People Are Doing In Wilmette