What People Are Doing In Wilmette
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Feb 1913, p. 2

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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Mrs. Fred W. Requa entertained her bridge club Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Percy Cutler was detained at home a few days with tonsilitis. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. O. Belt entertained their bridge club Monday evening. Mrs. H. C. West entertained her club at lunch today at her home 811 Forest avenue. Mr. C. H. Rush, editor of the Local News, has gone to Florida for a two weeks' sojourn. Mrs. Burt of Elmwood avenue is entertaining her sister, Mrs. A. J. [damaged] of Champaign, Ill. The Boxer club was entertained by Dr. and Mrs. D. M. Gallie Monday evening for dinner. Mrs. Mathews of Indiana is the guest of hser sister, Mrs. Ira Jones, 522 Washington avenue. The Drama Reading circle was entertained by Mrs. John W. Hiff at luncheon Wednesday. Mr. L. Q. Cummings of Sullivan, O., stopped on his return from the west to visit his niece, Mrs. Roy Bowers. Mrs. Clissold Sproul and two children of Duluth, Minn., are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Baker, 347 Hill street. Mrs. Alvin Butz, [damaged] Central avenue, entertained for her little daughter Marion's birthday on Saturday, Feb., 8. Miss Margaret Dorfler entertained a few of her friends at her home, [damaged] Lake avenue, the occasion being her birthday. Miss Bessie Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. C. Thompson , 1419 Central avenue, has been ill the past week. Miss Elizabeth Brown entertained a few of her friends for dinner Saturday afternoon at her home 738 Eleventh street. Master Robert Tucker Drake will celebrate his sixth birthday by having a few of his young friends Saturday afternoon, Feb. 15. Mrs. Geo. E. Haas and baby of 726 Elmwood avenue have gone to De Land, Fla., and expects to be away about three months. Mr. and Mrs. Joachim Decker returned to Wilmette last week from Ocean Springs, Miss. Mr. Decker who was in poor health, returns quite invigorated. Mr. and Mrs. Simeon C. Colton, after an extended trip of six weeks, during which they visited in Florida and other southern points, have returned to their home, 602 Central avenue. Mr. Jesse Akely has returned from Ocean Springs, where he and Mrs. Akely have been since Jan. 1. Mr. Nate Akely has gone to join his mother and remain with her through the month of February. [damaged] Rev. T. K. Gale [damaged]

Mr. J. J. Demski [damaged] Mr. H. Schwall [damaged] Mrs. Melville [damaged] It is with a pang of remorse that we announce the going away of Dr. and Mrs. Geo. F. Butler to [damaged] Kramer, Ind. However they do not leave Wilmette till about May 1. Dr. Butler stands high in the medical fraternity as a diagnostician and his reputation for his books on therapeutics, public health and sex hygiene cause him to be sought as one eminently fitted to fill the office of so important an institution as the one at [damaged]. He is a man of genial sympathies and has a generous outflow of thought and expression, as shown on the lecture platform and his many publications, among which, besides his medical books, are "The Isle of Content," "The Expoits of a Physician Detective," "Sonnets of the Heart." "Every Boy's Book," "Every Girl's Book" and "Echoes of Petrarch." During their residence in Wilmette, Dr. and Mrs. Butler have made many friends, who, although they will regret their departure, will gladly send with them their best wishes. Messrs. Herman Pomper, Harold Smith and Louis Bruch were home from Ann Arbor for a few days the latter part of the week. The residence of Mr. Percy C. Skillen, 808 Ashland avenue, has been sold to a Mr. Storck of Oak Park. The Skillens will build nearer the lake. Invitiations have been issued for two parties to be given by Mrs. Frank C. Namon and Mrs. W. E. Ingersoll at the home of the latter on Thursday and Friday afternoons. A matter of great interest for the school children of Wilmette is the announcement of the Public School Art league that on Friday, Feb. 14, at 2 o'clock, at the Woman's club building. Mr. W. M. R. French, director of the Art Institute, will give a chalk talk on "The Pied Piper of Hamlin." This is only for the children of the village, who can come on the payment of 10 cents, which also entitles them to an associate membership in the Public School Art league. Those who now hold an associate membership will be admitted free. President Ralph [damaged] Lounsbury of the North Shore Juvenile Protective association announces the appointment of Mr. Howar Moore of the Chicago Juvenile Protective association, who with a number of assistants, will take charge of the work here. The Chicago Tribune says that Wilmette is to have a natural park in the wooded tract on the corner of Greenleaf avenue and Eighth street in which Chinese ducks and American deer will frolic together. This has been purchased by Mr. Emil Rudert, a retired milk importer, now living and 6926 Sheridan road. He will surround it with an iron fence and preserve the natural landscape for deer and Chinese ducks to run at large over the grounds. An ornamental fountain will be located in the center of the park. About thirty-five members [damaged] friends of the Parent's club of the Logan school of Wilmette held a meeting Monday afternoon at the school house for the purpose of listening to a talk by Dr. Alice Barlow Brown of Winnetka. After an opening piano solo by Mrs. Northam, the vice-president, Mrs. Deane, presiding in the absence of Mrs. Thompson, introduced Dr. Brown, whose subject was "Hygiene". She touched briefly on hygiene in the homes in connection with ventilation and cooking, pleading for more fesh air in the houses and plain, noourishing food for the children. Then coming to the main part of her talk, the hygiene of the body, Dr. Brown tried to impress upon the mothers the importance of constant and careful care of their children's bodies and the further importance of teaching children how to properly care for themselves. In this connection she showed by many examples of her work how successfully a school physician can help the parents along these lines by calling the attention of the parents to the physical weaknesses in their children, which, however slight at first, may in time lead to serious trouble. Dr. Brown's talk was full of helpful thoughts to all present and the members of the club are hopeful that the time is not far distant when parents in Wilmette may receive through th schools such valuable assistance in the care and training of their children physically and morally. The next meeting of the club will be held Monday afternoon, March 3, at 2:30 in the Logan school.

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What People Are Doing In Wilmette