These are some highlights from the News Journal on April 14, 1922:
‘Good Ship Prohibition of D.N., U.S.A.’
“(AP) — The S.S. Mahalatos, former sub chaser and now queen of the dry navy, is ready to war on liquor runners and bootleggers and keep parched our ‘three-mile limit’. ‘Yoho! And a bottle of ginger ale’ sang Jack Dillon, former prize fighter and a member of the crew.”
‘Easter Program To Be Given At Friends Church’
Locals scheduled to perform at the upcoming services were Ira B. Wilson, Edith Sanford Tillotson, Miss Irma Lindenmeyer, Mrs. F.A. Peelle, Ruth Esther Brann, Mr. Harold, Russell Linton, Mildred Spain, Mrs. R.L. Compton, Clement Brann, Margery McDonald, Kathryn Bright, Emily Inwood, and President J. Edwin Jay.
• The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad advertised all-expense, round-trip tours to Washington, D.C. for $60.25 per person including Pullman car berth, meals in dining cars, board and lodging at a D.C. hotel, and sightseeing trips.
• “Frank W. Hadley, businessman and a member of the board of directors of the New Vienna Bank for a number of years, has been named acting president of the institution for the remainder of the year, filling the vacancy caused by the death of William A. Polk, for many years the head of the bank.”
• At the Lamax Theatre: “Whoopee! Here He Comes. Buck Jones in ‘Pardon My Nerve’; It’s a Whirlwind Western Picture.” Coming to the Murphy Theatre was Cecil B. DeMille’s “Fool’s Paradise’, “The Greatest Picture DeMille Ever Made.”
• “Mrs. William Doughman, aged 56, died at Hale Hospital at 6:30 last night following a major operation for gallstones. Mrs. Doughman was very well-known here. She was the daughter of the late Austin and Sarah Hanks, a well-known Clinton County family.
• “The price of gasoline has been advanced in Wilmington and at most filling stations was selling at 24 cents today.”
• Fisher Motor Co. (“Telephone 120”) in Wilmington advertised the new Fordson Tractor for $395.
• “Moore Bros” across from the courthouse advertised cigars: White Owl 2 for 15 cents, San Felice 4 for 25 cents, Ibold’s 4 for 25 cents, and No. 9’s were 4 for 25 cents.