Monroe County - 1929

Miss Lucille Ford and Adrian K. Engle were married Sept. 11. Miss Alice G. Robbins and Cecil V. Bastian were married Sept. 11. Miss Virginia Hatton and George Weller were married Sept. 11.

The following additional young people enrolled in various colleges and universities. J.B. Murphy, Northwestern University, Chicago; Miss Helen Harris and Arthur Carlson,Culver-Stockton; Carl Pike and Leonard Robey, St. Louis University; Miss Elizabeth Moss, Hardin College, Mexico.

A.S. Jayne Jr., youngest son of A.S. Jayne of this city, passed the bar examinations in the state of Indiana. He was the third Jayne brother to be admitted to the bar, his older brothers, Ed Jayne and Harold Jayne, were practicing in Memphis.

The Knights of Columbus elected the following officers: W.B. Fahy, grand knight; A.F. Ritter, deputy grand knight; Joseph Quinn, chancellor; T.J. Christian, recorder; W.R. Yates, advocate; Norvin Yates, treasurer; Sterling Hays, David Keating and Charles Montgomery, guards. W.R. Yates had held the office of advocate in the local council for 20 years continuously since organizing. He was 83 years of age.

A former Monroe Citian, Mrs. Vera Kliffmiller Bell, 30, was one of 74 passengers who lost their lives when the San Juan sank off the coast of San Francisco. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kliffmiller, residing near Warren at this time.

The four classes in Monroe City high school elected the following officers for the 1929-30 school year:

senior - Edward Wood, president; Margaret Arnold Henderson, vice president; Wade Walker, secretary-treasurer;

junior - Edith Ripperdan, president; Lorraine Tuley, vice president; Elizabeth Giddens, secretary-treasurer; sophomore -Alice Marsh, president; Minnie Karr, vice president; Ruth Ella Ketsenburg, secretary-treasurer; freshman -Raymond Hicks, president; Jack Minor, vice president; Arthur Butler, secretary-treasurer.

The following officers were elected by the U. D. C. chapter: Mrs. G.E. Chipman, president; Mrs. L.W. King, vice president; Miss Tomye Ely, recording secretary; Mrs. L. L. Hagan, corresponding secretary; Mrs. W. W. Fuqua, treasurer; Mrs. J. N. Southern, chaplain; Mrs. L. M. Wood, historian. Mrs. Chipman, Mrs. Southern and Mrs. Wood were selected as delegates to the state convention.

A story in the "News" in connection with the 36th anniversary of the opening of the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma revealed that W. M. Patterson of this city and the late James Medcalf, husband of Mrs. Amy Medcalf, were among the 50,000 or more persons making the run for a homestead.