The Greentown Gem – 1926-06-24 - Page 1
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Last School Term's Eighth Grade Class Advance to Form Large Iveshman Class for 1926- 27 Term EIGHTH GRADE First row, left to right— Gladys Shrock, William Condon, Lawrence Willis, Ruby Graf, Richard Weiaenauer, Marion Ayers, Thelma Mills. Second row— Leonard Miller, Clifton Eades, Delene Wooters, Lowell Lantz, Elizabeth Main, Norbert Brock, Carl Whitaker. Third row— Elvin Miller, Latrelle Mills, Mary Beisiegel, Homer Hunsinger, Bernardine Gipe, Lowell, Burt; Marie Alley. Fourth row— Mabel Sommers, Louie Inez Burgan, Eu-gene Coffman, Charles Coffman, Edith Smith, Orville Isaacs. Fifth row— Bernard Fennell, Lloyd Shrock, Edwin Cheek, Elden Taggart, Monroe Ogle, Herman Kern, Wilbur Booher. THE GREENTOWN GEM SPECIAL SERVICE OF THE WESTERN NEWSPAPER UNION ra caper For ' Tip, people of Easter Flamm- Gavel. k/ S IFNIGVLEE C CEONPYT S\ / 0741, $ 1.50 per Vosocr THIRTY- SECOND YEAR GREENTOWN, INDIANA, THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1926 No. 48 S. M. BARBER TO CELEBRATE I. 0. 0. F. MEMORIAL DAY TO NINETIETH BIRTHDAY SUNDAY BE OBSERVED SUNDAR, JUNE 27 BOYS' BAND GIVING FINE FREE CONCERTS Each Week on Thursday Evenings — Performing Like Veterans at the Game. RECORD CROWDS PRESENT AT EACH OF THE PAST CONCERTS Expect Still Larger Crowds From This Time On— A Fine Program Tonight. All roads lead to Greentown! This is a broad statement, but it cannot be more clearly proven, than for one to come to Greentown on any Thursday evening. Machine and other vehicles begin crowding the streets as early as ' six o'clock and continue to come until after eight o'clock. The attraction is the free weekly band concerts being given this year by the local Boys' Band, under the di-rection of Prof. Alton S. Mygrants. Machines were parked on both sides of the streets for two squares each way from the square last Thursday evening and the sidewalks were alive with people. The concert which only lasted about an hour, was one of the best the boys had given and their work drew forth a good round of ap-plause, as their work is being greatly enjoyed by the crowds. Their programs are spicy and are varied enough to please the old and young alike. They are improving as the season progresses, and have been doing wonderfully well for their first season in the public spotlight. All doubts as to whether they would be able to keep up the programs have been disposed of and words of praise and commendation have been heard on every hand. Join the crowds that make Green-town their headquarters. Come on Thursday evening! Come any even-ing throughout the week. You will find a welcome here and a genuine feeling of brotherly love. MARION CHILD AGE 7 YEARS, VICTIM OF ACCIDENTAL SHOT At Swayzee Sunday — Brother Had Gun Which Was Accidently Dis-charged Ending Her Life. Margaret Katherine Flanagan, sev-en year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Flanagan of Marion, was instan-tally killed about 7: 30 o'clock Sunday morning by the accidental discharge of a shotgun at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Baker, between Con-verse and Sims in Howard County, where the Flanagan family were vis-iting over the week- end. The discharge from the weapon, a double- barreled shotgun, entered the breast and ranged upward into the head, resulting in instant death. The little girl breathed her last as she lay in the arms of her mother, who rushed to her at the report of the gun. The weapon was being carried up-stairs by Edward Flanagan, fourteen, the girl's brother, and Robert Baker, ten. They were attempting to open a door at the top of the stairway, when Margaret stepped from another room, in the act of fastening her dress at the shoulder. The gun was accidently discharged as she stepped from the room, and her right hand was shattered as the shot entered her breast. MOTHER OF DORA DILL DIED IN ARIZONA MON. Remains Will Be Brought To Koko-mo For Burial— No Funeral Ar-rangements Announced. Mary Elizabeth Bogue, age seven-ty, who was a resident of Kokomo for nearly forty years, but had been mak-ing her home with her son at Phoe-nix, Arizona, died there early Mon-day morning of a- complication of ail-ments. She is the mother of Dora Dill of this place, and is known to only a comparatively few here. The body will be brought to Kokomo for burial, the time of the arrival of the body has not been announced and no fun-eral arrangements announced. She is survived by four children: Dora Dill of this place; Mrs. Anna Lawson of Kokomo; Wilbur A. Bogue of Phoen-ix, Arizona; and Bruce Bogue of Bur-bank, California; and eight grandchil-dren and two great- grandchildren. At Home of Daughter— Basket Dinner on Lawn at 12: 30— Special In-vitation to Old Comrades. Mr. S. M. BarberAwill celebrate his ninetieth birthday Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Etta Bell. There will be a basket dinner serv-ed on the lawn at 12: 30 o'clock. Mr. Barber would be very happy to have his friends spend the day with him. ,_ Lspemall v would he like to have all ms old comrades come see him th day. He is enjoying reasonably good health. IMPROVING GRANT STREET The big county " Caterpiller" tract- Or and rooter- grader combined was used on Grant street last week. The big and heavy grader was fitted up with big spikes and the big tractor pulled it through the street turning up the solid packed stone - and gravel which was packed almost to a hard surface mixed with the oil of former years. The road bed was full of holes and this method was used to smooth up these places. The road is now in fair shape and the oil which had become mixed with the gravel and stone is now affording a protect. ion against dust and at the same time helping the road bed to pack down. STUDYING POULTRY Wm. B. Lord, owner of the Green-town Hatchery and Purina Feed Store, left for St. Louis, Mo., the first of the week, where he is going to school to make a thorough study of poultry, and on his return he feels he will be better able to aid the farmers and poultry raisers of the community. Mrs. Lord and son will join him later. Paul Parker and wife of Muncie, Ind., called on the former's grandfath-er, S. M. Barber and aunt, Mrs. Irv-ing Bell, Sunday evening. Mrs. Charles Newcomb of Sandusky, Ohio, a former Greentown resident, who has been here the past two weeks looking after their property here, re-turned to her home, Tuesday evening. Dr. and Mrs. H. I. Kingery and daughter Catherine, Miss Dorothy Scherer and Mrs. Paul Rosenthal of Williamstown, West Virginia, were the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Pence and family at Swayzee. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Manring, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scherer and daughter, Mrs. Will David and children, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Klee and family of Kokomo spent Thursday evening with Mr. and Mts. Ralph Love. Mr. and Mrs. Aubra Roe entertain-ed at a six o'clock dinner Monday eve-ning, Mr. and Mrs. Dillard McCarty and children of Shelbyville, Mrs. Grant Carey, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lee and Kirk Condo and son Ralph of Kokomo. Mts. Virgil Sloan and daughters vis-ited with Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Rody at Huntington from Thursday until Sunday. Mrs. Sloan returned home Sunday evening with her husband and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kilander. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Seagraves, Mr. and Mrs. Ord Floyd and son Richard and Mrs. Amanda Osborn and daugh-ter Lillie Linehan were the Sunday guests of Mt . and Mrs. Howard Sea-graves and son at Arcadia. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac McQuiston en-tertained Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Clar-ence McQuiston. Afternoon guests were, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Menden-hall, Rev. J. J. Beisiegel, and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Rust and family of near Converse. Address in the Hall Followed By Rit-ualistic Services At the Ceme-tery— Beginning at 2: 00. 2: 00 o'clock, after which they will go to the cemetery for ritualistic servic-es and decoration of the graves of de-parted brothers. Every member is requested to be present . and bring flowers. CALLED ON OLD FRIENDS W. J. Franklin, a former resident of this place, but now of Independ-ence, Iowa, was calling on old friends here a short time Tuesday afternoon. He was accompanied by P. AV. Snow, also of Independence, Iowa, who had been on a trip through Indiana, Illi-nois and Missouri, combining business with pleasure. W. J., better known to his friends here as Bill, visited with his brother, Rev. H. W. Franklin and family at Albion, Ind. Since Bill left here some thirteen years ago he has been over a big part of the globe. He was a member of the American army stationed in Russia and Siberia, and on his return to the U. S. has made his home in Iowa, where he is con-nected with the National Auto Supply Co., as salesman. Mr. Snow is presi-dent of that concern. Bill's old friends were more than glad to see him. Robert Johnston is employed at Bremen for a few weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Williams had AS week- end guests, Mrs. Orpha Stone Kavaal of New York City and Miss Pauline Tolle of Leisure and as Sun-lay guests, Miss Ruth Griner, Mr. and Mrs. 0. W. Helsey and daughters of Kokomo and Zie Stone. Mr. and Mrs. Emery Dudley and amily of Kokomo, Mr. and Mrs. Orla Dale and family and Mrs. Mary Quick Swayzee, Mrs. Elizabeth Crawford Marion, Miss Vivian Marshall of .] wood, and Walter Quick of Swayzee ere Sunday evening guests of Mr. nd Mrs. A. J. Symons and family. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Douglas and son Richard- arrived here Tuesday from Philadelphia, Pa., where they have been for the past three months. Mr. Douglas will leave this week for Mo-line, Ill., where he will be employed by the Stutz Automobile Co. Mrs. Douglas and son will remain here for an indefinite visit. Mr. and Mrs. Orpheus Cage and family of Kokomo entertained Sunday in honor of Mrs. Sallie Himes, the oc-casion being her sixty- eighth birth-day anniversary. Mrs. Himes receiv-ed several nice gifts. Those present to enjoy the occasion were, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morrison and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clem Coverdale and Mrs. Charles Coffman and daughters. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Long and fam-ily, Mr. and Mrs Marry Woods, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Neyhart and son, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Curless and son, Mrs. Esther Holliday and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Frakes and daugh-ter and Dr. and Mrs. E. E. Freeman of Florida, were the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Renbarger and family of near Wabash. A pot luck dinner was enjoyed at the noon hour. Mr. and Mrs. Buell Shrader of Ko-komo , were Sunday evening guests of aSdaideie Shrader. Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Babb and Mrs. D. E. Gilson and family and grand-daughter Mary Elizabeth Zellner spent Sunday evening in Elwood. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hardin enter-tained Sunday, Rev. Mrs. Ola Oatley and Mr. and Mrs. Chester Wright and son Junior. Rev. and Mrs. George Cole and fam-ily spent Sunday with relatives in Lafayette. George A. Cole remained for the summer. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Smeltzer of Springfield, III., are moving to the Newcomb property on East Main street. Mr. and Mrs. Will Reed and fam-ily visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Orville DeFord and family at Koko- MO. Mrs. Elizabeth Murphy, Mrs. Aurah Thompson of Marion and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Sproal spent Friday with Mrs. Rachel Dawson. Mrs. Irving Bell visited Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kerlin at Kokomo Monday. They accompanied her home and spent the evening. Prof. and Mrs. J. A. Rbell and dau-ghters of Napanee spent Tuesday night and Wednesday the guests of friends here, and attended the funeral of Miss Fern Powell. Ey hey heerd sum tawk erbote er petitshun ter sind Dok Freemun bak ter Foridee befoar bee katchiz awl our bass fish oute uv oure laikz. De wurd iz oute ter celibrate de 4th az de wun hundrid en fiftaieth annu-vursarie uv oure indypcndince, butt hante heerd kno won sa enyting er-boute Grene toiftt joinin in de pawty. Sum uv de kydz some ter tink dat de Forthe hez startid awlreddy. Sea mee att de bande koncirt. Emra Trot en Bake Milur kott fer Grandma Milur er knice mess uv fishe las Sunda. Seben kurn. leven. FAIRFIELD SWAMPS LOCAL NINE LAST SUNDAY- 12- 5 Comedy of Errors By Locals Spell De-feat After Gaining Good Lead at Beginning. The first game for the reorganized Greentown base ball team proved a one- sided affair, but not without the home boys showing the old fight and pep and that will mean ball games on the victory side of the ledger in most of their games. Fourteen glaring er-rors Sunday spelled defeat after the home boys had garnered a lead of 4 to 1. Keating hurling for the locals dished out a nice brand of pitching, but his support went to pieces and the game was lost before the screws could be tightened. Most of the Fair-field runs were made after the side should have been retired, and their earned runs were only two, while the locals earned three. Greentown only secured seven hits to twelve by the visitors, but the locals were bunched together while Fairfield made theirs after an error when the side should have been retired. Fairfield made six errors, but they did no damage to the scoring. The Peru Giants, a colored team, will do battle with the locals next Sun-day and a real game is expected, as the locals will be strengthened in the parts that showed up weak last Sun-day_ and a much improved team will take Th- Freaf.—' Ve— Peiu - learmi bs a good reputation as a fast club and have won most of their games this season. They play ball from the word go aad are a typical colored aggrega-tion of ball tossers. A larger crowd no doubt will be on hand next Sunday since the word is getting noised a-round that a " home town" team is to be placed on the field, which makes the sport much more interesting. The box score of last Sunday's game follows: GREENTOWN AB H R PO A E L. Symons, ss ____ 4 2 1 2 5 2 Shoemaker, lb ____ 5 1 1 16 0 2 Cheek, 3b 3 1 0 0 4 2 Kendall, If 4 0 0 3 0 Keating, p 3 1 0 1 6 01 D. Symons, c 2 0 0 2 0 2 Caldwell, 2b 2 0 1 3 0 2 Ware, 2b, c 2 0 0 0 1 2 Scherer, 2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 Quick, cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 Dawson, rf 4 2 1 0 0 0 Totals 34 7 5 27 15 14 FAIRFIELD AB H R PO A E A. Critchley, ss 6 2 4 1 4 3 Saul, lb 6 3 0 5 2 2 Rager, If, p 6 1 1 0 0 0 E. Critchley, 3b 6 1 0 3 1 0 H. Shuck, c 5 1 1 11 1 0 5 1 1 3 1 0 5 1 1 2 1 5 2 2 1 0 ( 6) 4 0 2 1 1 Totals • 49 12 12 27 11 6 Greentown 130 010 000— 5 7 14 Fairfield ____ 001 113 411- 12 12 6 Two base hits— Cheek, Shoemaker. Home run— Forsythe. Stolen basis— L. Symons 2, Keating, Caldwell, A. Critchley, Hale, Cage 2. Base on balls— Fry 1, Saul 1. Hit batsman — Saul 1. Passed ball— D i Symons 4. Struck out— Keating 2, Fry 0, Saul 8. Double plays— Fry to Shuck to H. Shuck; E. Critchley to Saul. MISS TALBERT TO PREACH AT THE NEW SALEM CHURCH Miss Florence Talbert of near Rus-siaville, Ind., will preach / at the New Salem church on next Sunday morning at 11: 45 o'clock. Miss Talbert is a granddaughter of the late Rev. Samuel Talbert, who served so faithfully as pastor of the Friends church at New Salem and • also of the church at Greentown some years ago. DEATH ANGEL CALLS MISS FERN POWELL â onday Morning— Death Came While at the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kokomo. WAS VERY POPULAR AND FINE YOUNG LADY Funeral Held From M. E. Church on Wednesday Afternoon — Large Number Pay Respects. News of the death of Miss Fern Powell at the Good Samaritan hospit-al at Kokomo Monday morning about eight o'clock, came as a shock to her many friends in her home community. The Death Angel called her home fol-lowing an operation a few days prev-ious. The deceased had been in poor health for some time, having taken ill on the eve of her departure to re-sume her studies a few months ago from which she never fully recovered. Forced to give up her school work at Butler College for the time being, she battled her affliction patiently and bravely and had apparently won her fight for health. She recovered suffi-ciently that she was able to take an active part in social functions with her friends and was always found a ready and willing worker in all things she was connected with, her strong personality and cheery disposition had made her a favorite and her popular-ity was not undeserved. She always had a jolly word of greeting for her many friends, who were numbered only by her acquaintances. She had served the Greentown High School A-lumni Association as Secretary the past year, and it was througli her efforts that the past Alumni meeting attained such good success. She was also a worker in church circles and as one of her friends was heard to remark, " no better young lady ever lived than Fern." Quiet and retiring, yet able to lead out and grasp things for her own good and the good of those about her. ' She was a graduate of the G, aen-t ywn School with the clr 1924, receiving her diploma with high honors. She entered Butler College at Indianapolis following her gradua-tion from the local school and had spent one year and a half at that in-stitution before being forced to give up her school work for the time be-ing. At the college she was also one of the popular students with both instructors and students, the same as instructors and students, as she had been here in her high school days. About two weeks ago she became ill again and was later taken to the Good Samaritan hospital, where she underwent an operation last week. For a time it was thought that she might rally from the operation and recover, but she grew gradually weak-er, and the end came on Monday morn-ing. Miss Fern was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Powell, northeast of this place and was twenty- one years old at the time of her demise. Sur-viving besides the parents are one brother, Wayne, and one sister, Eloise. Beside the immediate family a host of relatives and close friends are left to mourn her departure. In her passing the community loses a fine and good young lady, her friends a true and de-voted friend, her parents an obedient and loving daughter, and brother and sister, a true and devout sister. It is hard to understand why such a promising and beautiful young life of this young flower should be taken away when ready to bloom forth in all its purest fragrance and deprive us of her presence to help guide the footsteps of a future generation. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, from the M. E. Church in charge of Rev. Livengood and Rev. A. E. Leese, followed by burial in Memorial cem-etery at Kokomo. VERLIN LORD VICTIM OF A BIRTHDAY SURPRISE Last Sunday— Guests Followed Him Home From Church— Fine Time Enjoyed. Verlin Lord of the West Liberty neighborhood was the victim of a well planned surprise last Sunday, the occasion being in honor of his thirty- ninth birthday anniversary. Af-ter returning home from Sunday School, he was followed by a number of relatives and friends. The table was loaded with many good things to eat, and a large birth-day cake formed the center piece. Those present were, Lowell Rich-creek and family, Mrs. Hattie Leisure, Mrs. Jennie Lawson, Charley Lord and wife, Lando Lord and family, Mrs. Sadie Shrader and granddaughter Miriam, Orval Lord and family, Mrs. Viola Lord, Herman Smith and wife, Willie Lord, wife and son, Mrs. Ethel Cuthrell and daughter Vada, Ralph Peterson, Floyd Walker and family. Owen Pattison and wife of Coles Sta-tion and Henry Billings and wife of Marion called in the afternoon. JACKSON TWP. SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION AT SYCAMORE SUN The Jackson Township Sunday School Association will hold their con-vention at Sycamore Sunday, June 27, beginning at 1: 45. Many phases of modern plans will be considered and presented. Everybody invited. 0. E. S. NOTICE Greentown Chapter No. 195, 0. E. S. will meet in regular stated session on Thursday evening, June 24th, at 8: 00 o'clock. " CRADLE ROLL RALLY DAY" OBSERVED BY W. H. & F. M. S. At Their June Meeting at the Main Street Christian Church— Fine Program Enjoyed. The I. 0. 0. F. Lodge of Greentown The June program of the Woman's will observe Memorial Day on Sunday, Home and Foreign Missionary Society June 27th, with an address at the hall of the Main Street Christian Church followed by ritualistic services at the was Cradle Roll Rally Day and was cemetery. held at the church. All members of the I. 0. 0. F. are The following program was ren-requested to meet at the hall at, 1: 30, der* Stella Bogue, actir g as superin-and are requested to bring flower to tera', nt: Opening song by congrega-dee o rate - tin- cam _ e amain an_ ' Yrxye^ by dress will be delivered in the hall at 1Mrs. Emily Brown, emphasizing the thought of the responsibility which the Master has entisaV2t1 to mothers in rmlding the cilia eket of their chil-dren and- that they'as mothers will be held accountable for this task; Wel-come by Elnora Dunlap; Short talk by the Superintendent; Duet by Max-ine Zirkle arid Jewel Quick; Reading, " The Dear Old Story," by Lois Hun-singer; Song, congregation; Dialogue, " Two Mothers," by Mrs. Robert John-ston and Mrs. Omer Harvey; Piano solo, Naomi Dawson; Minutes of pre-vious meeting and Mite Box Opening. Six new babies were added to the Cradle Roll. At the close of the pro-gram, the refreshment committee served ice cream, strawberries, cake and lemonade to twenty- seven chil-dren and thirty adults. Blue crepe paper caps were given the little boys and pink ones to the little girls. The tables were prettily decorated with Hewers. The meeting adjourned to meet in Cradle Roll session one year from this time. The May meeting of the Missionary Society was held at the home of Emily Brown with Nellie Hiatt as assistant hostess. There was a good. attend-ance and a good lesson study. Re-freshments of ice cream and cake were served. On account of neglect this meeting was not formerly re-ported. Mrs. Jennie Smith, our regular Cradle Roll Superintendent, was - able to attend the meeting. This was the first time for her to be at the church since her long illness, and her pres-ence was much appreciated. Forsythe, 2b Hale, If Cage, cf Fry, p, if BIRTHDAY Mrs. A. Lee Shoemaker entertained Sunday in honor of her husband's twenty- second birthday. Lee receiv-ed several nice gifts. Those present to enjoy the occasion were, Mr. and Mrs. John Hunt and son John Thom-as, Miss Josephine Wright, Miss Mary Thorne Mower end Howard Shoe-maker. Miss Florence Bell was shopping in Kokomo Tuesday.
|Title||The Greentown Gem - 1926-06-24|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
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Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Boys' Band Giving Fine Free Concerts; Death Angel Calls Miss Fern Powell
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Gem, June 03, 1926|
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|Title||The Greentown Gem – 1926-06-24 - Page 1|