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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1910.
YEAR SHOWS 40
PER CENT GROWTH
Encouraging Reports Heard at
Annual Meeting of Bock
' Island Y. M. C. A.
NEW DIRECTORS ELECTED
Balance in Treasury Is $74.86 Sec
retary Smedley Reviews Work
and Sees Hope of New Home.
The annual meeting of the Rock Is--land
Y. M. C. A. was held last night.
isew members of the board of direc
tors were elected and other business
transacted. The terms of H. J. Olm
sted, F. A. Graves, H. M. McCaskrin
expiring as members of the director
ate of th association. Krn nf thpsa
gentlemen stood for reelection and A.
J. Burton, principal of the high school,
VPflr form c 4ha nth ore Koirxr 1 of f
cant for the present, until the vacan
cy committee has time to look up some
new candidates. An unexpired term
iur one .year leit Dy a resignation
some time ago was filled by the elec
tion of JR. A. Vaughan.
The treasurer's report showed that
the receipts for the year had been 15,-
339.68; and that disbursements had
amounted to $5,265.82, leaving a bal
ance on hand of $74.86. Some bills for
the year remain unpaid, but there are
unpaid subscriptions and other ac
counts due in amount sufficient to cov
er all but $17.76, which stands as the
year's deficit. Compared with former
years, this is a splendid showing.
One Hundred Members Gained.
The report on membership showed
a net gain of exactly 100 members dur
ing the year. The membership a year
ago was 259, there being 54 boys and
205 men. The present standing is 116
boys and 243 men, a total member
ship of 359, or Just 100 increase. This
WHAT CUKES ECZEMA?
We have had so many inquiries
lately regarding eczema and other
bkiii uiseuses mat we are giau iu
make our answer public. After care
ful investigation we have found that
a simple wash of Oil of Wintergreen,
as compounded in D. D. D., can be
relied upon. We would not make
this statement to our patrons, friends
and neighbors unless we were sure
of it and although there are many
so-called eczema remedies sold, we
ourselves unhesitatingly recommend
D. D. D. Prescription.
Because We know that it gives
instant relief to that torturing itch.
Because D. D. D. starts the cure
at the foundation of the trouble.
Because It enables nature to re
pair the ravages of disease.
Because The records of ten years
of complete cures of thousands -of
the most serious cases show that D.
D. D. is today recognized as the ab
solutely reliable eczema cure.
Drop into our store today, just to
talk, over your case with us.
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is an increase of nearly 40 per cent in
tho year. An equal rate of gain for
the next year will, put it near the 500
mark. The report submitted by Gen
al Secretary Smedley in part was as
"The work of this association is re
stricted by various local circum
stances, such as lack of equipment,
scarcity of workers among the mem
bership, and lack of money with which
to do, so that the scope of its activi
ties is much smaller than that of most
associations in cities of the size of
Rock Island. During the past year,
on account of these circumstances, in
stead of a complete, well-balanced
work, the best we have been able to
do has been to push a few lines, and
to let the others wait for a more fa
vorable time. In the departments of
educational work and social work, our
record has amounted to little. In pny
sical, religious and boys' work, we
have manage! to accomplish some
things that were well worth while.
Socially, the association has done lit
tle more than to keep the building
open, as a center for the men and boys,
where they might congregate, and
6pend spare time. One needs but a
single look at the interior of the
building to realize how absolutely un-
suited the place is for anything in the
line of formal social functions, or even
for Its use as a gathering place. And
yet, it has served a useful purpose in
affording at least one place down
town where boys and men can loaf or
read, or otherwise find recreation, in
"In the line of social service, oppor
tunities are numerous. Men have
learned to look to the association,
even where the building does not con
tain dormitories, for help in locating
rooms, and during the past year we
have helped more than 50 men to find
good rooming places. We have also
helped to place about 25 in positions
where they might earn a living. The
secretaries have many times had oc
casion to help stranded wanderers to
the extent of meals or lodging, and as
this association has no fund for such
purposes, and makes no provision for
rendering such aid, the money in these
cases has had to come from the indi
vidual purses of the secretaries.
Social Factor to City Life.
"The association should be the great
socializing factor of the city's life, but
under present conditions its sphere of
usefulness is limited. In the line of
educational work, the reading room has
been mainta'ned on a fairly satisfac
tory basis, although the nse made of
it is far less general than it should
be. Educational clubs and practical
talks for the boys were good as far as
they went, but stopped a long way
short of the goal. It was found impos
sible to do anything in tho line of defi
nite educational work, either In night
school classes or in clubs for men. An
attempt is being made this season to
do these two. very important things.
but as yet the progress has been slow.
The physical work has been eminently
satisfactory In most respects. Large
enrollments with high average attend
ance, and great interest on the part of
the members, have made the work no
table for its usefulness and its wide
reaching influence. Many men and
boys have been helped in the past year
to better health and more rational liv
ing. The percentage of the total
number of members using the gymna
sium is quite large, an excellent fea
ture, and the number of members us
ing the physical privileges is constant
ly increasing. The improvements In
the bath rooms, made last fall, have
resulted in a larger and better use
of that privilege during the year. Bet
ter provision would of course result
in greater usefulness for this import
Lack of Christian Workers.
"The religious work of the associa
tion has been far short of its possi
bilities. Hers has been felt especial
ly the lack of Christian workers to
enter into lines of service in this
most important part of the work. Af
ter a decided effort last fall to main
tain a Sunday afternoon meeting for
men, the matter was abandoned for
the reason that it seemed to be do
ing absolutely no good. There was no
corps of workers who considered it
their part to help evangelize the men
of the city through this agency, and the
attendance at the meetings was made
up almost entirely of church men who
came from a sense of duty to help
swell the size of the audience. As the
meeting was serving no visible pur
pose, it was dropped, and as yet, noth
ing has been devised to take Its place.
In bible study we have done better,
with three classes of young men who
have done some excellent work. One
of the most useful lines of religious
effort has been in shop meetings,
whereby, in the factories of the city.
the gospel has been preached to hun
dreds of men during the noon hour,
with very good results. The discour
aging fact remains, however, that we
Active Campaign for Adequate State
Laws Object of the New
Preparations by the federations of
fraternal insurance society members,
numbering over 6,000,000 throughout
the United States, to make an active
effort in all state legislatures that con
vene this winter In support of the "in
surance commissioners bill" have been
announced by the executive council of
the National Fraternal congress. Over
tures from the Associated Fraternities
of America to the congress to hold a
joint meeting of their executive com
mittees to prepare for the legislative
sessions were considered and the exec
utic committee of the congress agreed
to such a meeting to be held Oct. 22
or 2S. For the first time since frater
nal insurance was established in the
United States the memberships will
present a united front in urging spe
cific legislation relating to their busi
ness. The measure adopted as a uni
form bill by the national convention of
insurance commissioners Sept. 27 at
Mobile provided for the safe-guarding
of fraternal insurance, which now ag
gregates about $9,000,000,000. This
measure requires that members and in
surance departments be given full in
formation concerning the financial
affairs of every society, and gives the
departments supervisory power ade
quate to prevent mismanagement, mer
gers or insolvent conditions.
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are at present making very little im
pression upon the lives of the men of
the city who desperately need the
spiritual help that the church, through
the association, ought to be giving
them. This help can only be given
through the lives of Christian men
who will join forces to work for other
men to bring them to the right rela
tions in life religiously considered.
j Such men have not yet been secured
for the work.
Efforts to Kvannellr.e.
"Certain attempts have been made
during the year, with the approval of
the pastors, to unite or federate the
men of the churches for a forward
movement for the purpose of evangel
izing the men of Rock Island. These
efforts have met with little encourage
ment on the rart of the men to be
united, and have so far had no result.
Only when Christian men recognize
that the association affords them the
logical and convenient means for do
ing a united work for the spiritual up
lift of the city will the religious work
of the association become truly effec
tive. Word to Voudr Men.
"Certain conditions may as well be
faced in the association. First, the
young men of the city have no right
to ask the people to provide better
housing and equipment for their use
until they have made the fullest pos
sible use of the present building. Sec
ond, unless the young men who would
profit most by a new building are
willing to get together and help push,
they have no right to expect others
to do this for them. Thus, the fellows
who stay out of the association now,
but say that they would come in if
there were a new building, are sim
ply hindering that which they profess
to desire. Third, the present building
is absolutely unsuited to the purpose
for which it is used. It is not arrang
ed nor equipped so as to handle the
association work with any degree of
satisfaction, and its maintenance is so
expensive jvhen compared with its
usefulness, that it cannot be consid
ered as good business to run the work
on the present basis.
"Therefore, conditions being as they
are, certain things ought to be done.
First of all, the men who talk so
bravely about the need of a new build
ing ought to get together to over
crowd the present one, and to prove
that a new one is needed. Second,
this building should be sold at the ear
liest possible date, and an additional
fund should be raised sufficient to
build and equip a real association
building for Rock Island. And in the
meaniime, every member of this asso
eiatir, and every young man and boy
who wants to see the new building
ought to throw himself into the pres
ent work with all hi3 might, and help
to make possible the consummation of
the plan. The work as now planned
may well be pushed to the limit this
season in an effort to prepare the way
for the new building project.
Can no none Here.
"Moline has set a good mark for us.
Now that she has raised the money for
a fine new building, many are asking
why Rock Island does not do the same
forthwith. The answer is that such
thines are not done in a day. The
Moline campaign began in the minds of
a few men more than a year ago, and
the great victory was made possible
only by the months of planning and
preparation which preceded it. A year
ago, not more than one or two men in
Moline believed that the thing could
be done. Today, in Rock Island, at
least one man believes that it can be
and will be done in this city, but your
secretary's faith is not enough unless
it can be united with the faith of many
others. If enough of us can believe,
we may be able to see our faith jus
tified inside of the next 12 months."
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It is in time of sudden mishap or
accident that Chamberlain's Lini
ment can be relied uptn to take the
place of the family doctor, who can
not always be found at the moment.
Then it is that Chamberlain's Lini
ment is neVer found wantiag. In
cases of sprains, cuts, wounds and
bruises Chamberlain's Liniment
takes out the soreness and drives
away the pain. Sold by all druggists.
Of interest to local people will be
the announcement of the marriage
of Miss Mae Engle of Coal Valley,
III., and Oscar C. Martensen of Mo
line, the wedding taking place Sat
urday afternoon at the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. W. 13. Killmer at Tulsa.
Okla., at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. C. W.
Kerr, pastor of the First Presbyter
ian church, performing the cere
mony. The ring service was used.
Miss Engel wore a gown, of sheer
white organdy heavily trimmed with
lace. The marriage room and dining
room had for decorations great quan
tities of pink La France roses and
enchantress carnations. Following
the ceremony an elaborate seven
course dinner was served. Covers
were placed-for Mr. and Irs. Mar
tensen. Dr. and Mrs. C. R. Walters,
Dr. and Mrs. L. P. Owens, Mr. and
Mrs. Gilbert Gunsten and the host
and hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Martensen
left after the ceremony for Rock Island,
111., where they will make their future
home. Miss Engel spent the pasi
month in Tulsa, the guest of Mrs.
Kilmer and made many friends who
join with her other friends in wish
ing her happiness. The groom is a
business man in Rock Island.
Entertains for Bride-to-Be.
Miss Charlotte Mattison enter
tained charmingly last evening at
her home on Nineteenth street for
Miss Zella Barrett, one of the fall
brides. Moderate decorations in yel
low and white, the wedding colors,
were used. In the parlors yellow
and white crepe paper in festoons
formed a network over- the rooms,
while the same general scheme was
followed out in the dining room.
Yellow and white flowers were also
in evidence. In the games Miss
Blanche Skallberg and Miss Cather
ine Thacher secured the prizes. Yel
low and white were the prevailing
colors in the luncheon, the souven
irs being cards bearing the auto
graphs of the bride and groom to be
and the date of the wedding. Toasts
were responded to. The guests pre
sented Miss Barrett two beautiful
pictures. Tonight Miss Garnett War
ren and Miss Nell Aldrich will enter
tain for Miss Barrett at the home of
Installation of Officers.
Court of Honor No. 31, will have
the installation of officers Thursday
evening, Oct. 13, at K. P. hall.
Friends and their families are most
The pupils of the violin depart
ment of Augustana college will ap
ing at 7:45 o'clock at the. college
Busy Ree Sewing Circle.
The Busy Bee Sowing circle will
be entertained by Mrs. Levy at her
home at 2624 Seventh avenue
happy event. The news came as a
surprise to the parents, although it was
known that the wedding was to take
Rev. Mr. Brink was transferred from
Taylor Ridge, where he was pastor at
McConnell's chapel for many years, to
Hennepin, and it was there, a little
more than a year ago, that the young
people met, and the happy romance
was begun. Rev. Mr. Brink has just
been assigned to the pastorate at
Orion and took up his residence there
yesterday. He had expected that the
couple would be married at home, but
they were desirous of escaping a large
wedding. They will be at home at the
Brink residence for a short time, and
then will leave for Florida, where they
will take up their residence.
practice last night. It has been ar
ranged for thf orchestra to ncrotn
pa:;y the pchool in the regular Mon
day Kinging periods.
All the news all the time The
YOUNG PEOPLE IN
A NEAR ELOPEMENT
To Escape Big Wedding Miss Brink
and A. G. Zenor Come Hero
Yesterday morning Miss Dayse L. P.
Brink of Orion and" Avon G. Zenor of
Hennepin slipped away from their re
spective homes and boarded a train for
Rock Island. After securing a license
they went to the office of Justice
George P. Nissen and were united in
marriage. They were unattended.
Last evening they returned to the
home of the bride's parents. Rev. and
Mrs. Henry Brink, and announced the
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
The editors of the high school pa
per met last night and adopted a
name for the high school organ.
There were several names submitted
and after much discussion the name
"Watch Tower" was chosen. It was
the Idea of the editors to combine
a name of local significance that
would appeal to out of town readers
and a name whose meaning express
ed the purpose of the high school
paper. The subscription list is grow
ing rapidly and it is hoped that the
first issue will be ready in about
The orchestra held Its weekly
Guaranteed Liquor Cure.
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