The Greentown Gem – 1918-04-25 - Page 1
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THE GREEN TOWN GEM SPECIAL SERVICE OF THE WESTERN NEWSPAPER UNION Ft GC per For " ripe people. of exsterr/ 9 wan- acre". 0171y $ 1.50 per Vecar. Twenty Fourth Year. Greentown, Indiana, Thursday, April 25, 1918. No. 36. and friends to mourn his departure. 4220.127.116.11.44444. ÷. 1.4.+++++++++++++++; 4, .. 44.1.44++++. 1.4.. 18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.4.4.4. As a boy, he gave his heart to God, 4' becoming identified with the Christian Church at Swayzee. He was ever t ../ Locat 7: Doings.. 4.. + o siderate of others, of sunny, kind .... r. cLARElicE 1\ 10RGAN dfcrisol", a it„ i'wn ha: devonrly Tits: hkanvoew chorine. .: 4- 1- ÷4-. 14.1.4-. 44÷1.++++++++++++++++. 1- 4444+ 4- 4-++++++++++ THE FUNERAL Of Held At The Meridian Street Christian Church Saturday Afternoon Was Largest EVER HELD IN GREENTOWN The Band Citizens And Whole Community Paid Respects To The Soldier Boy. The funeral of Clarence Morgan, which occurred from the Meridian Street Christian Church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, was perhaps the largest funeral ever held in Green-town. It seemed that all Greentown, eastern Howard and western Grant county came to do honor to the mem-ory of the dead soldier boy. Nothing like it was ever seen here before, and the spirit of the big com-munity was so thoroughly patriotic as the event will go down in American history as a duty well done. As the funeral cortege passed along Meridian street, headed by the band, the old veterans of 1861- 1865, the Modern Woodmen and Royal Neigh-bors orders, the flower bearers and relatives, neighbors and friends, the people stood in deg reverence and the rain drOrs1 triaferaaCn - tipon a great number of bared heads in the solemn company. But it was patri-otic to the core. Ah yes, it told the story back home as it had not been told before since the starting of the bloody conflict in 1914. The interest in it all was intense and earnest, and the sympathy of magnificent charac-ters and strong hearts went out to strengthen the sorrowing ones. The crowd was so great that every foot of space within the church was packed, the basement crowded and a large number turned away to seek shelter from the rain elsewhere during the services. Rev. J. H. Baird the new pastor con-ducted the funeral, and his discourse was scholarly, spiritual, forceful and patriotic. It was one of those solid sermons from which the living can profit, and due honor was • paid to the soldier boy in his casket covered with the American flag and banked among a great profusion of beautiful floral tributes. Business houses closed during the funeral, and Greentown feels much better today by having done her full duty in an hour like this. Aroused and determined as never before the the American people of this section are ready do do all and dare all for the cause of freedom. No service is held anywhere it seems now without the singing of the Star Spangled Ban-ner or other patriotic songs. A large number of automobiles went to the Thrailkill cemetery where the remains were interred.. The 8 pallbearers were all' cousins on the Morgan side of relationship. While at Ft. Hamilton, Mrs. Morgan and son John were shown every cour-tesy and care by the commandant and they there learned that no boy at his own home could have had any better care and attention than was given the soldier boy at the hospital during his illness. They were so kindly treated while there that they willever have a pleasant recollection of this great mil-itary camp. It is worth much to us to know that our boys are given the proper care by the servants of the government of " Uncle Sam." Clarence Orville Morgan was born at Swayzee, Indiana, July 8th, 1895, and departed this life at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., April 16th, 1918; Age 22 years, 9 months and 8 days. He was the son of L. J. and Lou E. Morgan and broth-er of Earl, John and Fred Morgan of thisCity, all of whom are living. Also he leaves a large circle of relatives In the brief pereiodcaof service to his country he endeared himself to officers and men; accepting service joyfully and evidencing the traits that would have developed him into a splendid type of soldier. FlisCountry, his fam-ily, and his friends have' felt their need of his presence and powers and all will miss him in the program of life. Former Resident Dead In Florida Relatives here received the sad in-telligence Monday evening of the death of Mrs. Paul Gibson Griffiths, youngest daughter of Elsworth and Mrs. Gibson at Miami, Florida, who were former residents of this city and Kokomo. Mrs. Griffiths was 20 years old and was married the 23rd of last May, not quite a year. She was stricken with that dreaded disease, tuberculosis and was recently taken to the home of her parents, that her mother might care for her and where she passed away. The Gibson family moved to Florida some few years ago for the benefit of the health of their children, and this is the second one of them to die with this dreaded disease. The other was their son Walter. She is survived by the parents, a brother Percy who lives at Kokomo and two sisters, Hazel and Marie. The grand-parents are George and Mrs. Seagrave of this city and other relatives here are Ira Gibson and family, who are cousins of the father. • • LIBERTY IS FIRST " OVER THE HP" And Has Received The Flag Awarded For First To • Make Quota. DISPLAYER IN BANK WINDOW Other Townships And County Still Behind In Quota But Will Make Good. Liberty Township and Greentown was the first to go " Over The Top" in the Third Liberty Loan drive and have secured the flag offered for that distinctive honor, and which proudly hangs in the window of the State Bank. Much credit is due Chairman H. E. Murray and his hustling organization of men and women in Liberty to make the apportionment and then some to spare. The allotment was $ 61,345 and sales show the sum of $ 69,300 an ex-excess of $ 7,955. It is up to us to help throw some " Pep" into the other townships that are lagging behind as yet, and which may be required to make a second canvass in order to reach the amount. Of course there are enough hustlers in the east end and they will make good this week and next. It is a time to stand shoulder to shoulder here at home and it will be done and don't you forget it. Verlin Griffin is on the sick list with lagrippe. . Miss Garnet Smith was shopping at Kokomo Monday. Mrs. Charles Courtney was shopping at Kokomo Friday. John and Mrs. Main were the Sun-day dinner guests of Alga and Mrs. Osborn. Don Renbarger of the Honey Creek neighborhood, transacted business in town Monday. Ray and Mrs. Melton and children, were the over Sunday guests of rela-tives at Kokomo. Mrs. C. J. Davis went to Indianapo-lis Monday evening, where she heard Madame Galli Curd Sing. Miss Myrtle Morris returned home Sunday evening from Radley, where she had been nursing a patient. Mr. and Mrs. Al Hunt and son John were Sunday guests of her brother, Claude and Mrs. Ingles at Center. Cliff and Mrs. Wright and Guy and Mrs. Pickett, attended the funeral of a relative at Kokomo Friday. Miss Fern DeLong was the over Sunday guest of Miss Madge Hite and Mother at Decatur, the latter being very sick. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Overton enter-tained Sunday, Rev. N. McClain, wife and son and Miss Eunice McClain of this city. motored over to Kokomo Saturday evening and attended the show at the Sipe. Mr. and Mrs. William Smith and daughters had as their Sunday guests Mr. and Mrs. Goyer, Miss Lelah Smith of Kokomo and Miss Margaret Jenk-ins. Matt and Mrs. Hancook son Floyd, were guests of the, former's parents John and Mrs. Her ,00k Sun-day. The latter is quite being threatened with bronchia/ ' pneumonia. Mrs. Al Hunt and Mrs. Curt Mast, went to Indianapolis yesterday where they will attend gtand Chapter of the 0. E. S. which convenes there today and tomorrow. They went as repre-sentatives of the local Chapter. Homen Powell of the Honey Creek neighborhood transacted business in town Saturday. He reported his broth-er- in- law James Speck as being in the hospital at Camp Meig, t Washington, D. C. with the measles. Mrs. J. A. Martin and brother C. B. Marquis of Kokomo, wn- e called to Belfountaine, Ohio, Saturday after-noon, on account of the death of a relative. They remained cder for the funeral returning home Surday. George W. Julow stopped, off here Saturday to see his mother, Mrs. Amelia Julow and other relatives. He was enroute from Boston aol other eastern cities to his home in St Louis where he had been in the interest of the Hamilton- Brown Shoe Conpany of which he is one of the superintend-ents. Dinner guests of Marion and Mrs. Shockley Sunday were: Rev. Charles and Mrs. Stewart, Mrs. J. H. Bnird and two children, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Cohee. J. A. Petro and Mr. Overon called in the afternoon, and the tvo latter accompanied by Mr. and Mts. Stewart attended the meeting in tie interest of the men and million mow,- ment at Kokomo Sunday afternoon. Dr. E. U. and Mrs. Powell and Har-ry and Mrs. McGonigal went to Mar-ion Sunday, to the home of Dr. Beck-tol, who died that morning of ptomaine poisoning. Dr. Bechtol was a noted specialist in surgery and his death will be keenly felt all over this part of the country, as well as in hs home city. His funeral occurred from the residence Tuesday afternoon and sev-eral from the east end were in att-endance. Miss Margaret Wooton visited with friends at Indianapolis Sunday. Carl and Mrs. Brunk of Plevna, were guests Saturday of her parents, Walter and Mrs. Wooters. Mrs.' Lewis Shrock and daughter Cecile were shopping at Kokomo on Wednesday. Mrs. R. J. Currens and Miss Gladys Robinson, spent Sunday in Swayzee the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Miss Cecile Shrock and Mr. George Overman of Amboy, were the Sunday evening guests of Miss Dessie Brum-field at Kokomo. Mrs. Jess Osborn and daughter Mex- ine of Kokomo, were Sunday guests of her parents, Wm. and Mrs. Fleming. Walter Parson, wife and son of Kokomo, spent Sunday with his par-ents, James and Mrs. Parson south Meridian street. Mrs. Ed Neyhart and daughter Miss /, seni, returned Friday evening from a visit with the formers sister, Mrs. Mole Jett of Sedalia. Frank Lawrence who has been at the Uafayette Soldiers Home, is here the --' guest of his son Ed and family and auso looking after his property. Walter William, the little son of Dr. 3.„ W. Gipe and wife, who had his tonsils and adenoids removed Thurs-day a Kokomo is about all right again. Mr. Ind Mrs. Aubrey Cranor return-ed to heir home near Warren Friday eveninr, after a visit with their par-ents, Sr. and Mrs. James Cranor and Grant and Mrs. Pickett. : Miller. who is with the wed-i• t tRunpten, Va., writes[ wt and nappy. many friends of Mrs. Fred Lindley are glad to learn of her recov-ery from a long seige with lagrippe and inflamatory rheumatism. She is now able to be about some. Mr. Reece Warner of Peru, spent the week end with his cousins Clifford and Addison Werking and other rela-tives and Sunday evening he attended Christian Endeavor at the Main street Christian church. Elvert and Mrs. Hiatt entertained the following at supper Tuesday eve-ning: Wilbur Hiatt of Rigdon, Guy Lane of Fairmount and Misses Grace McCombs and Mable Flora of Fair-mount. Miss Daisy Barnes of Frankfort, was the Saturday and Sunday guest of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Manring and daughter Merle. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bagwell and baby Doyle were also their guests on Sunday. Mr. Ross Baker who was called here from Ayers, Mass., by the death of his brother Freddie, will remain a week or ten days, before returning. He expects to leave for France soon and says he is anxious to go. Mr. and Mrs. Fuller of Indianapolis, came Thursday for a visit with the latter's parents, F. M. and Mrs. Co-valt and other relatives. On Sunday they with Mr. and Mrs. Covalt and Lon and Mrs. Hosier, spent the day with Lawrence and Mrs. Stahl., They returned home Monday. Claud Rudy, wife and daughter Norma entertained the following rel-atives at dinner Sunday: Letis Lamb, wife and children Charles and Eloise, George Conkle, wife and son Jim, Carl Rudy, wife and daughter Willa-mette and Mrs. bavid and Gibert Brunk. J. A. Seagrave and family motored over from near Huntington Sunday to spend the day with Elmer Smith and family near Kokomo, and in the eve-ning enroute to their home they stop-ped here for a little while to see his mother, Mrs. T. L. Osborn and family here. Edward Julow and family, Grandma Julow, Dr. W. E. Armstrong and fam-ily, Mrs. John Fell and son John Ellis, Mrs. Almon Hunt, Mrs. John Frakes, Mrs. Harry Woods, Mrs. Jesse Scherer Mrs. Walter Hamer, Mrs. Curt Mast, Miss Fern DeLong, were among the number who went to Kokomo Thurs-day. Shuvlin suns durt ovir onn mane strete dis weke. Tusda iz de da yu taik de littil fok tu sea de bigg ellyphante. Kepes er fellir bizza tu } cope frum gittin wurkid sum tymes. Gittin mi ho sharpined wredda tu plainte su korn nou purta sure. THE REVIVAL AT MERIDIAN STREET CHRISTIAN BY THE STEWARTS Is Arousing The Community For Miles Around Just Now Who Attend Services Each Night. Men's Meeting Sunday Afternoon At 2: 30, Subject " Down Hill" And Music By Greentown Band. The Revival services at the Meri-dian Street Christian Church, which is in charge of Evangelist Charles and Mrs. Stewart, is starring the people of this community for miles around who attend nightly, coming in great numbers in automobiles. Up to yesterday ten additions were made to the church, and the indications are that there will be many more in the end of the week. The Evangelist is preaching some great sermons and the services are so interesting as to be far beyond the ordinary and which• every one can approve of be he saint or sinner. On Sunday afternoon there will be a men's iniad: - pLat which time 3ernae1i , p:, and it is annoufa—: ' that Ike Creem. town band will furnish the. music. it will be some affair and every man in this whole vicinity is invited to be there and enjoy the services. Tomorrow— Friday is " Friendship Day" and if you are at outs with any body get ready to make things right and be happy. If you don't exactly like the looks of yourself, take a bath and shave up and start things anew. The Evangelists say this day has worked wonders in other places at which they have held meetings and it is just as likely to bring results here as any where else. • •, MISCELLANEOUS SHOWER There was a miscellaneous shower given at the home of Mrs. Frances Avery last Thursday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Harold Shirley by Miss Edith Cranor. Those present were: Mesdames Charles Cranor, Thomas Weeks, Buz Pence, Wm. West, James Cranor, Howard Cranor, Ed Smith, Grant Pickett, . Claude Ellis, Amos Ball, Aubrey Cranor, C. L. Cates, Os-car Pickett, Lawson Cranor, Ellsworth Cranor, John Gentry, Frank Gentry, Guy Pickett, Misses Oma Ball, Daisy Long, Lucile Garr, Enid Pickett, Mar-tha Smith, Dena Miller, Flossie Pick-ett, Mary Elizabeth Pence, Mary Fran-ces Cranor and Master Jean and Rob-ert Pickett. The bride received many beautiful and useful gifts. Red Cross Meeting. The Red Cross workers of the Zion neighborhood met Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. William Kennedy at Plevna. The ladies spent a very profitable afternoon, accomplishing much work and also enjoyed a good social time. The next meeting will be held May 7th at the home of Mrs. James Bryan. Those present were: Mrs. Samuel Wise, Mrs. Charles Grau, Mrs. Milton Troyer, Mrs. George Lantz Mrs. James Bryan, Mrs. Wm. Mark-land, Mrs. Dee Shockley, Mrs. Emery Lantz and Mrs. Wesley Summers. Misses Wilma Lantz, Jane Showalter, Alberta Grau, Mary Hollenbach, Elsie Lantz and Meda Troyer. WALTER CAHILL HAS BOUGHT THE DRAY LINE A deal was made the latter part of the week, Walter Cahill buying the dray line from Charles Courtney. In the deal arrangements were made by which Oscar Evans will continue with the new proprietor. SCHOOL CLOSES HERE NEXT WEEK The Commencement Exercises Will Be Held At Main St. Christian Church May 4. BACCALAUREATE IS SUNDAY Evening At M. E. Church— There Are Ten Graduates This Year. The Annual Commencement of the Greentown High School will be held in the Main Street Christian church on Saturday evening, Slay 4th and at which time six young ladies and four young men will receive diplomas. The address of the evening will be given by the Hon. Judge George Bar-nard of Newcastle, whom many had the privilege of hearing a short time ago at the meeting of the Eastern Howard Liberty Loan Boost. s, and many have said that it was the finest speech they ever heard. We are sure Judge Barnard will undoubtedly make a still better speech to the graduating class for he is an eloquent talker. The Greentown b: 4nd, with their leader A. T.. Mygrant will tarnish the music. The Grim Reaper. The funeral of Mrs. Sherman Mc- Coy, who died Wednesday, occurred from the M. E. Church here Saturday morning, conducted by Rev. Sammy Talbert with burrial in the I. 0. 0. F. cemetery Mrs. McCoy was the daughter of Cyrus Lee and was 42 years of age. She leaves a family of three children and a host of friends to mourn her loss. •••• Freddie Baker, the 17 year old son of Mrs. Harrison Scott, who died at the Home at Newcastle was brought back home here Friday morning, and the funeral occurred from the Scott home Sunday afternoon, conducted by Revs. Disbro and Martin with inter-ment in Waldberg cemetery. Freddie had been an invalid for several years being afflicted with epilepsy. He had not been conscious for several months. He is now at rest over yonder with Jesus where suffering will be no more. He leaves mother, relatives and many friends to mourn his departure. • • RILEY McCLAIN GOES TO WAR. A clipping from a West Palm Beach paper states that prior to his depar-ture for service in the new national army, Riley McClain proprietor of McClain's garage, announced that his wife and father J. T. McClain will take over the management of the garage. Mr. McClain said that he had secur-ed two experienced mechanics to look after the shop work. Frank Austin, • formerly with the Poinciana Garage at Palm Beach, has joined the force at the McClain garage and Cloudy Far-mer will be Ford mechanic, while Millard Sadler will remain in the vul-canizing department. The readers of the Gem well know Riley McClain, a former Greentown boy, and also his father who went to Florida last win-ter just about the time the great win-ter storm broke over this section. • . Schuyler Payton is on the sick list. • Mr. and Mrs. Charlton Bull enter-tained at dinner Sunday, Mrs. Sarah Was One Of The Rest Yet. Smeliser, Mr. John A. Martin and Dr. IL C. Miller. The Sunday School Convention of There will be a meeting of the Mens the Greentown U. B. Circuit held here and Million Movement at the Jerome Sunday was one of the best in point of Christian church this Thu • sday eve-interest and ati kpce ever had and m gal, Ahich tialt Rev. INIllt_ camper also - , tas bee* ” rometed, Wig— Carrie out according to that one ` Missies Helen Thrasher, Maude and an d thet tikes his wort, printed last week. The two addresses Winona Kellar and Clifton Howell, by Rev. Zartman were masterly dis-courses and afforded not only the clos-est attention but were instructive and full of sound logic along the lines of Sunday school work. 11 CCALA URRATE T The Ba2calau.• Atrices will he h'% c1 aLtjet, Si. . Sn/ hie y I ' LIP. t hto'dock and the adores, wilgt . Y " - • • " TheGreentown Orchestra wilt furnish the music for the evening. The graduates are: MissesVerl Mor-ris, Mina Jackson, Edith Osborne, Eunice McClain, Edna Bagwell and Blanche Harrison. Messrs Charles Strauss, Elden Jarvis, Arnold Picker-ing and Clifford Thomas.
|Title||The Greentown Gem - 1918-04-25|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
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|Local Item ID||Greentown History Center – newspaper collection|
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|Publisher||Gem Printing Company|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: The Funeral Of Clarence Morgan; Local Doings; School Closes Here Next Week; Liberty Is First "Over The Top"
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Gem, April 25, 1918|
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