The Greentown Gem – 1931-02-05 - Page 1
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Local Girl Guest of Honor At Farewell Party Mon. Miss Alice Cottingham, who has been employed at the Northern Indi-ana' Power Co. offices at Kokomo for some time, has resigned her position to accept a position in the Union Traction Offices at Anderson. Miss Cottingham was the guest of honor at a farewell party Monday evening at Kokomo, tendered her by friends in the power company offices at Koko- MO. Vishanoff to Speak at the Meridian St. church Sun. Dr. D. E. C. Vishanoff, M. D., of Thessalonica, Macedonia, will speak at the Meridian Street Christian Church Sunday evening. He will use as his subject; " Macedonia, My Native Land." Dr. Vishanoff has been en-gaged in missionary work, and is a very able speaker. He brings a mes-sage well worth hearing. Everybody invited. Research Club To Have Pot Luck LuncheonTeb. 12 A Pot- luck luncheon will be held with Mrs. R. W. Graham Thursday, February 12, at 12 o'clock. All mem-bers are requested to bring their own table service. " YOUNG MEN" HOLD TREE CUTTINi PARTY WED. A. M. When two of our " young men" get together there is bound to be some-thing doing. W. A. Fulwider and Uncle Bill Wright have had their heads set on doing something unusual for some time, and have spent quite a bit of leisure hours deciding on just what they would do. Wednesday morning found them on the job, at-tacking a thirty inch tree. Both of these gentlemen are 81 years old and they don't look or act it. If you doubt this ask any one who viewed the cere-monies of the tree felling Wednesday. The only difference from olden days says Bill is that we had to stop a little oftener to get our breath and take a " drink." That's sure fine to see our older ' itizens behaving like youngsters and Sur wish for them is that they may enjoy a still longer life, growing younger as they get older. THE Henry I ons71711 NTOWN GEM SPECIAL SERVICE OF THE WESTERN NEWSPAPER UNION Pamper For - riie• people of 1- 1o . szsraErel eob. ryty INGLE COPY \ per \ S FIVE CENTS / THIRTY- SEVENTH YEAR GREENTOWN, INDIANA, THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 1931 No. 28 HainsGarageDestroyedbyFireSat. Morn. Flames Discovered at 2: 20 Saturday Morning in Battery Room Sweep Entire Building. Twenty- One Cars, Truck, Tractor and Motorcycle Along With Contents Consumed in Flames $ 25,000.00 LOSS PARTIALLY • COVERED BY INSURANCE unless some valiant worwas one other buildings were doomed along with the garage building, and much concern was felt for the Hamer resi-dence, the M. E. Church, the big sale barn, besides the post office, and the Kemper and Wagner buildings to the north were watched very closely during the progress of the fire. Sparks fell upon the roofs of the bank build-ing, Smith's building and the Ford Home, but were extinguished by the watchers. Only One Storage Car Only one storage car was in the garage for the night, which belonged to John Osborn. Mr. Osborn said he had left lais work clothing in the car A property loss of $ 25,000.00 occur- along with an overcoat. They all ed early Saturday morning when the went up in smoke. Hams Garage, operated by John Mains Loss Partially Covered local Chevrolet dealer and proprietor Mr. Mains is understood to have car-of a general garage and storage busi- vied approximately $ 6,000 on the con-ness, was consumed by fire which raz- tents of the building and a partial ed the large garage building along coverage on the new cars, while it with the contents which consisted of has not been leraned how much, if five new Chevrolet cars, a truck, tract- any, was carried on the building. or, motorcycle and fourteen used cars The building was owned by a Mr. and a storage car belonging to John Darling of South Whitley, and up to Osborn, along with a very complete * he time this is being written, had garage equipment consisting of tools, not come to look over the ruins of his Batteries, accessories, oils, greases, building. tires, etc. The post office building Undecided About Future. across the alley to the south, was also The many friends of Mr. Hams are considerably damaged by fire and anxious to know of his future plans, water, as was the roof of the garage and in answer to the question Tues-belonging to Chas. Hamer a few feet day, stated that he did not know yet to the south of the post office. Win- just what he would do and that furth-dows were cracked by the intense heat er plans could not be made until he in the buildings across the street to conferred with Mr. Darling, owner of the east at the Wright drug store and the building, and other details of the the Ford Home. loss worked out. He, however, stated Discovered About 2: 20 O'clock that he would continue the Chevrolet The blaze was discovered about 2: 20 • rency here, and would probably be o'clock by Mr. ancI, Mrs. Charles Ham- job again by next week. This e' 3'; w A i. o reside ne. ti to tine post ° dice- Lie received many south of the garage. Mrs. Hamer ! by the people of Greentown well alsri$ S and com-was awakened by the smell of smoke munity, as we would suffer a very and aroused her husband who made noticable loss should the HaMs' de-an investigation, finding the garage tide to leave town. The Hams gar-full of smoke. He immediately turn- age was a very popular place among ed in the alarm and sought to notify autoists, and Mr. Heins, along with the owners. his two brothers employed in the busi- Started in the Battery Room ness had made many friends who are According to those arriving at the really and sincerely interested in their garage first, the flames were confined wellfare. to the battery room just back of the Praise For Kokomo Firemen office on the north side. Claude Stan- Too much thanks and praise can-ley and Jake Buzzard, employed at not be given the Kokomo fire depart-the local bakery, were probably a- ment for their efficient help during mong the first to arrive on the scene, the fire. The quick response to the and with the chemical tanks, began to call for help and the vigor with which fight the fire through a window of the they entered the fight calls forth much battery room, but the small amount admiration, as well as thankfulness of chemicals on hand was insufficient for having such friendly neighbors to make much impression on the blaze who are so willing to lend a helping but with the arrival of more of the hand in a time of grave danger and tanks it was hoped to be able to get need. They are given credit and it under control. rightfully so, for saving the post of- It is said that the glass in the front' lice and other buildings to the south doors was broken, giving the blaze a of the garage. The men worked hard draft and the flames enveloped the manning two large hose connected to whole interior of the building almost the water plug on the alley by the immediately. By this time help was Ford Home, the booster pump giving beginning to arrive and the big front out some one hundred pounds of pres-sure, which threw a stream with tell-ing effect. Must Also Thank Water Co. While thanks is being passed around we must not forget Mr. Grau, and the water works company. Mr. Grau worked hard all during the fire and turned the water plant over to the pumping of water for the Kokomo booster. They kept up a fairly large supply of water all during the pro-gress of the fire. We believe we speak the sentiment of the entire community when we ex-tend our thanks to the Kokomo fire department and the Greentown water works company for the part they played in Attling the flames. Third Building To Burn The garage building was the third one to bum on this spot since 1900. The first to burn was a frame livery barn, and the second a sheet iron liv-ery and feed barn along about 1910 after which the present cement block building was erected. Other Big Fires Since 1900 Greentown has had its share of big losses by fire, beginning with the first Corona mill fire, comes the two elevator fires, the two livery barn fires, the skating rink, the old American hotel or Interurban station, the Henley & Willcutts explosion and fire, the glass factory, the school building, the post office and Mast & Petro hardware, the canning factory, and the second Corona mill blaze. All these tell a tale of destruction and re-present a property damage of hun-dreds of thousands of dollars in mon-ey, besides the impairment of busi-ness generally in the town. As in the present fire, Greentown was lucky. The wind, was from the right direction to aid in keeping the flames from spreading ` o other build-ings. No one can truth: ully say that with better fire fighting equipment any of these buildings could have beer saved, but it is reasonable to assume Continued on last page KOKOMO PUMPER RENDERS VALUABLE ASSISTANCE Post Office Damaged — Windows Cracked by Intense Heat— Other Buildings Threatened. doors were broken open and a new Chevrolet Coupe nearest the door was dragged and half carried from the burning building. The smoke and heat was so intense by this time that all efforts to re-move any of the other cars would have been a very dangerous task. The big wrecking car was taken from the building through the back door. Many Explosions Occur As the flames swept over the build-ing several explosions occurred, bar-rels of oil and tanks of gasoline let go with terrific force, making the heat more intense and the smoke rose sky-ward in large volume. The walls were pushed outward, releasing much of the heat, which cracked windows across the street to the east. As the flames swept through the garage the heat and flying embers caught the post office building just across the alley to the south, and the volunteers began work on saving this building, and watchers were posted on all the surrounding buildings. The roof on the Hamer residence was kept soaked with water. Call For Help From Kokomo Realizing that the fire might soon get beyond all control and sweep entire block, a call was made to the Kokomo fire department, who respond-ed to the call for help by a quick run with a pumper truck. Just thirteen minutes after the company had the request, they were stopping on Mer-idian street and unloading a line of hose. In the meantime Oscar Grau, local manager of. the water works, started the pump and had the big tank sup-plied with a good supply of water for the pumper to use. The hose was played on the walls next to the post office first and then turned upon the building extinguish-ing the blaze on the roof and then go-ing to the rear of the garage and playing the stream on the flames to kill them down and keep the burning embers from blowing over the town, thus lessening the danger of other buildings catching fire. The post office caught fire two or three times, but the stream played on it by the Kokomo boys kept it under control. Other Buildings Threatened It was apparent from the first that k CHRIST FOR ALL- ALL FOR CHRIST - tio ny wad Ma lamp am. my feet. aad a HIM um .1 Yalk— Poor 119: 11. SAFETY WHILE ASLEEP — I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord only makest me dwell in safety.— Psalm 4: 8. PRAYER— Help us to realize that " the angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him." • • • • • • • • • • • Remember the Sabbath Day, to • Keep It Holy.— Exodus 20: 6. • • GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY • • • • • • • • • • • • • Only Four Games Remain Before the Sectional Tourney on March Sixth and Seventh Howard Institute Will Be Held Monday and Tuesday The Greentown Beavers were thrown for their fifth loss of the sea-son at Russiaville Saturday night when the Cossacks rung up a 16- 15 victory over the Kingmen in a thrill-ing duel, and Union Township fell be-fore the locals on Friday night in the local gym by the score of 31- 12, for the Beavers tenth victory of the sea-son. This places the Beavers on a .750 percentage basis. The schedule calls for the Beavers to tfavel for the next two weeks, with the first journey taking them to Am-boy, where they are expected to run into hard sledding, but a victory is anticipated. The Beavers have one win over the Amboy boys, but since that time the Amboyites have im-proved greatly and expect to give the locals a hard run for their money. On the following Friday evening the Green and White journey to Young America. When Young America ap-peared here earlier in the season, they looked bad, but Coach Williams has them up and coming now as evidenced by the county tourney play, and the Beavers will be forced to play their best ball to chalk up a win here. Converse comes here on Feb. 20. Trin a. isreg t's'eXPected to be the "' Chas-ic of the local season. The locals were bested at Converse by a small count, and the Converse boys have been go-ing strong, meeting defeat only at the hands of Sweetser, Grant County champions. Converse captured the Miami County meet two weeks ago. This game will be a sizzler. Howard Township closes the schedule here on Feb. 27. This should be a good game as both teams will be polishing off for the sectional the following week. Union Fights Hard Despite the bear stories that Coach King floated during the past week, Friday night found most of the Beav-ers ready for action and the Union Township Cardinals fell before their offensive in fairly easy fashion, 31- 12. Despite the large score against them, the Cardinals fought all the way, and presented a fairly strong defense a-gainst the Kingmen, but their- offense was_ stopped by the locals almost be-fore it started. The locals pulled a-way from the start and were never headed. Jamison performed well for the visitors on both defense and of-fense, while Shrader was the scoring boy for the locals. Russiaville Grabs Thriller. Coach King took the Beavers to Russiaville Saturday night and receiv-ed a one point reverse by the Cossacks who have suddenly come to life and are now playing bang- up ball. The scoring was fairly even for the first part of the game, with Russia-ville taking a 9- 5 lead at the half. The Beavers began hitting in the second half and with three minutes to go had assumed a one point lead. The play was hard and' desparte. Kanable en-tered the game and shortly after loop-ed the winning goal for Russiaville, giving- them a one point advantage shortly before the final gun. The local seconds faired better for the two games, winning from Union seconds 19- 9, and from Russiaville, 19- 14.. The line- ups and scores: Union ( 12) FG FT PF Petro 0 0 1 Wimmer 1 1 3 Simpson 1 0 3 Afanador 0 0 1 Jamison 1 2 1 Landis 1 1 0 — — — Totals 4 4 9 Greentown ( 31) FG FT PF McQuiston 0- 1 1 Gipe 2 0 0 Shrader 4 2 1 Smith 1 0 20 Lamb 3 2 Weisenauer 2 0 3 Hershberger 0 0 1 Hinkle 0 0 0 Doan 0 2 0 Larowe 0 0 00 Cheek 0 0 Totals - 12 7 8 Russiaville ( 16) FG FT PF Davenport . 1 0 1 Kanable 1 0 0 G. Heaton 1 1 0 Talbert 2 0 1 According to an announcement Mon-day from the State Department of Conservation, a new type of the Euro-pean corn borer has been found in Union, Jackson and Liberty- Town-ships of Howard County and the whole of several adjoining counties, all of which is placed under quarantine. The three east end townships of Union, Jackson and Liberty were under sim-ilar quarantine , last year because of the corn borer. The announcement further stated that the insect labeled pyrausta nu-bilalis Hubn, has not heretofore been widely distributed. The conservation commission has ordered that no corn broom corn, sorghums or Sudan grass, including all parts of the stalk, except the grains or seeds thereof when prop-erly cleaned, shall be moved; trans-ported or carried from the quarantin-ed areas. The regulation does not restrict the movement, transportation or carriage of any article mentioned above en-tirely within the quarantined area as fixed by the United States department of agriculture for the states of Indi-ana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Yorivxsi. / 014.,.. yirginia. nor the MoviMient 0 f suchat^ icieitn- 6771e' area from points outside; nor the transportation of any such article when it has been manufactured or processed in such a manner as to elim-inate risk of carriage of the borer; nor of clean shelled corn, clean seed if broom corn, nor clean seed of Sudan grass or sorghums. Counties bordering Howard which have been included in the quarantine are Grant, Miami, and the townships of Madison and Wildcat in Tipton county. While no definite word has been received concerning the paving of the State Road No. 22 between Kokomo and Marion passing through Green-town, reports have gained considerable circulation that the right- of- way di-rector from the state highway com-mission is meeting with success in his efforts to secure the required sixty foot right- of- way among farmers a-long the proposed route, and that the paving will be made as outlined by him last week. This is not authentic but is taken to mean that so far the prospects loot good. The work of seeing all the land own-ers along the road is a tedious task and will require some time. It is hoped that he will secure the required number of grants and report to the commission in time to get the road in the February contract as let by the commission. As one farmer stated, the eliminat-ion of the dust from the road would far exceed the value of the five feet of ground being asked for. Liberty Farmers Interest-ed in Institute To Meet Sat. William Duncan, acting in the inter-est of a Farmers' Institute for Liber-ty Township next year, has asked that all Liberty farmers and their wives and any others, to meet at the city building in Greentown Saturday af-ternoon at two o'clock for a discussion of the matter. For some reason the institute sched-uled for Liberty this year failed to materialize, mostly from lack of in-terest and organization. Twenty five men and fifteen women are required to sign for an institute to secure the state aid, and Mr. Duncan desires to know the desires of the community in regards the institute for next year If interested be at the city hall Sat-urday afternoon. Radio Song to Honor Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Applegate A song will be sung over Radio Sta ' ion WHBF at Indianapolis no'. Thursday evening at 6: 30 o'clock in .. prior of the 50th wedding anniver- , ary of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Apple. 7ate of this place. Mr. and Mrs. Ap-plegate will celebrate their gold, wedding annivksary during the da,;, by holding open house. Tune in an: hear this song in honor of our beloved citizens. UNION, JACKSON, LIB-ERTY IN QUARANTINE Another Type of Corn Borer Found Here and Three Townships Are Again Quarantined. NEIGHBORING COUNTIES ALSO PLACED UNDER QUARANTINE No Corn Can Be Removed From Re-stricted Area During the Quar-antine Period. BEAVERS BREAK EVEN IN WEEK- END GAMES Trip Union Here Friday Night 31- 12 But Fall Before Russiaville Sat-urday Night 16- 15. KINGMEN ON ROAD TWO WEEKS BEFORE CONVERSE COMES HERE All arrangements and plans for the annual Howard township farm institute have been announced by John C. Shruck, chairman. The meetings will open on Monday after-noon, Februray 9, and continue through Tuesday, February 10. On Monday afternoon there will be a general poultry discussion led by an experienced speaker and a varied program of entertainment. The Howard township unit of the farm bureau will have charge of the evening program. The sessions Tuesday will include addresses in both the morning and afternoon and a fine display of both farm and home exhibits. The speak-ers will be C. E. Troyer of Wabash county who is internationally known as a corn grower and Mrs. Etta M. Guilliams of Montgomery county who will discuss 4- H work and farm activities. For the' exhibits, three prizes will be awarded in each of the following classes: Men's Division Best single ear yellow corn; ten best ears yellow corn; best peck of yellow shelled corn. • Bova; BeSt Engle ear yellow corn; ten best ears yellow corn; best peck of yellow shelled corn. Open Division Best peck soy beans; best plate ( ten) any variety early potatoes; best plate ( ten) and variety late po-tatoes. Sweepstake prizes for best single ear and best ten ears yellow corn. All displays must have been grown by the exhibitors from the 1930 crop. Only yellow corn will be shown this year. Women and Girls Prizes will be awarded for - best white cake, dark cake and angel food cake. Sewing exhibits of junior and senior high school will also be on display. Report of Death of Marvin Babcock Is All Mistake Through a letter received the first of the week from Marguerite Babcock, daughter of Marvin Babcock, who was reported dead, the announcement of which was carried in the columns of The Gem two weeks ago, it was learned that the report was false and unfounded. She asks that a correc-tion be made and the facts given to the many friends of the Babcock fam-ily here. A cousin of Mr. Babcock is said to have died at this time and it is thought that the report was confus-ed and misunderstood. However, the report a Mr. Babcock's death gained wide circulation here and at Converse where Mr. Babcock was raised, and both the Converse paper and The Gem took the report to be true. We are mighty glad to learn that Marvin " Sox" is very much alive and that he is now able to join Mark Twain in saying " The report is very much ex-aggerated." Infant Son Buried Here Monday Afternoon The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis Fell of Kokomo, was buried in the I. 0. 0. F. cemetery Monday afternoon. A brief service was held at the grave, attended by members of the immediate family. The child which weighed ten pounds, died at birth, at 8: 45 o'clock Sunday morning at the Howard County hospital. The mother is reported as improving rap-idly. The unfortunate parents have the heart felt sympathy of their many friends here in their bereavement. Ritz 2 0 2 C. Heaton 0 1 0 — — — Totals 7 2 4 Greentown ( 15) FG FT PF Gipe 2 3 0 McQuiston 2 0 0 Weisenauer 1 0 1 Shrader 0 0 1 Smith 0 0 0 Lamb 1 0 0 - — — Totals 6 3 2 Klif Write sez hee toald em ter git hiz kash wregistur en bukz oute, en den set doun ter enjoye de fire bi de wradio. Whutz de yuse uv goin ter Floridee whin Indianny hez siche knice wethir ter injoye. Dere iz a mann ovir bi Waltun dat hez korne wraised onn hiz farme inn Miamee cownty en iz kwarinteend frum taikin itt ter hiz stawk in Kass cownty. Hee mite bete de korne boric bi drivin hiz stawk ovir ter Miamer kownty ter fede em widoute gittin mixt up wid yer Unkil Sammy. County Champions Rap Howard Hi Handily, 25- 19 The Jackson • Township County Champs rapped Howard Township at Jackson last Friday night 23- 19 in a well played game on the Stonewall's floor. The score at the half was 12 to 6, and the Stonewalls maintained their lead for the remainder of the game, easing off a bit toward the last and the Howard boys seized the op-portunity to crawl up on the home team. Jackson had command of the game from the start. Bummiller was best for Howard with 6 points, while Crandall was high for the Millerrnen with 13 points. Jackson and Union will tangle Fri-day night at Union. The line- up and score: Howard ( 19) FG FT PF G over 1 2 3 Bammiller 3 0 0 Littler 1 1 1 K ratzer 0 1 3 Newcoin 2 1 2 Tothis 9 Jackson ( 23) FG FT PF Middlesworth 2 3 2 Rennaker 1 1 3 Highley 0 0 2 Crandall 5 3 1 Powell 0 0 1 Totals 8 7 9 Prospects For Road No. 22 Paving Look Encouraging P.
|Title||The Greentown Gem - 1931-02-05|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
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Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Hains Garage Dsetroyed By Fire Sat. Morn.; Beavers Break Even In Week-End Games; Union, Jackson, Liberty In Quarentine;
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Gem, February 05, 1931|
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|Title||The Greentown Gem – 1931-02-05 - Page 1|