Volume VI AUGUST, 1954 Number XXII
Edward Earl Reed
Mr. Reed was born at Hamburg, Indiana, August 1, 1901. He received the first three years of his education at the Belknaps Grade School, and then his family moved to Louisville, and he went to school there one year before moving to Sellersburg, where he finished school. He worked at Nickles Drug Store four years, and in 1918 he came to Speed and worked in the quarry for two years. In 1920 he went to Indianapolis and worked for Mooney-Mueller and Ward Drug Co. for four months and for the Swartz Automobile Co. for four months, then he came back to Speed and worked in the Portland Mill for his father for six months. He then transferred to the electric shop where he is now employed. He married Miss Mary Glanville of New Albany, August 19, 1924, and they have three children, Jackie, Betty and Billie. They also have three grandchildren. Mr. Reed is a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church, The Thirty Year Club and The New Albany Red Men. His hobbies are working and reading. Mr. and Mrs. Reed now reside in Sellersburg, Indiana.
IT HAPPENED IN AUGUST
August 5, 1945-First atom bomb used in warfare dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, by U. S. superfortress.
Aug. 14, 1945-Japan surrendered, ending World War II.
Aug. 26, 1920-Nineteenth Amendment to Constitution became effective, giving women the vote.
Aug. 27, 1859-First oil well began flowing in Titusville, Pa., beginning U. S. oil industry.
Aug. 31, 1886-Charleston, S. C. earthquake, most disastrous known east of Mississippi River.
Mother of 10 children, expecting No. 11, a Missouri woman sued for divorce, charging her husband was "cold and indifferent."
NEED A NEW REFRIGERATOR?
Consumers' Research has made an exhaustive study of 9 well known makes of refrigerators in the lower price range ($250 to $355). If you are contemplating the purchase of a refrigerator you will be interested in checking over the tables of performance as found by Consumers' Research study.
It may be you are interested in the purchase of a new home coffee maker. Again Consumers' Research has come up with a complete study of 12 makes of coffee makers. Four of the twelve received an "A" rating, 5 received a "B" rating and two were not recommended. Here is information that may save you money, inconvenience and possibly serious trouble.
You will also find information about TV sets, miniature TV antennas, clothes dryers and automobile batteries, all in the July Bulletin. You can see it for the asking at the Community House.
Walter Joseph McConnell
Mr. McConnell was born July 3, 1895, at Cementville, Indiana. He attended the Speed Grade School. His first job was carrying water for Mr. William Pass at Speed when he was eleven years old. He worked from 6:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. He then transferred to the electric shop and worked there until he was drafted into the army in July 1918. He came back to Speed in 1919 and worked for six months when he decided to give farming a try. He farmed for Fred Renz for one year, and then came back to Speed for three years. He farmed for himself until 1930 and came back to Speed and remained here until his retirement May 1, 1954. He married Miss Caroline May Prather, Septmber 21, 1921 and they have two children, Joseph Calvin and James Frederick. Mr. McConnell is a member of the Sellersburg Church of Christ and the Masonic Lodge. His hobbies are fishing and gardening. Mr. and Mrs. McConnell now reside on a small farm one mile west of Speed.
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