The Greentown Gem – 1931-02-26 - Page 1
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THE GREENTOWN GEM SPECIAL SERVICE OF THE WESTERN NEWSPAPER UNION A facapeks For " r a re) esopie of 1- 101zErisK el eolarity / SINGLE COPY k FIVE CENTS I) 037 17 1.5(:) ra'er Vecir THIRTY- SEVENTH YEAR GREENTOWN, INDIANA, THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 1931 No. 31 ONE KILLED; FOUR IN-JURED IN ACCIDENT Mrs. Frank Graf Fatally Injured, Passing Away at Howard Coun-ty Hospital Monday Eve. MR. GRAF IN SERIOUS CON-DITION AT HOSPITAL Herbert Roe Suffers Broken Leg and Ruby and Helen Gsaf Severely Bruised. Five local people were injured in one of the most distressing automo-bile accidents to occur here in years. The accident occurred Saturday even-ing about six o'clock on State Road No. 22, when the Buick driven by Frank Graf, hit a cement abutment of a culvert one mile east of the Harde-beck corner. The machine was oc-cupied by five others beside the driver. Accompaning Mr. Graf, were: Mrs. Graf and two daughters Ruby and Helen, and Mr. Herbert Roe, who is employed at the Graf home. All five of. the victims were taken to the Howard County hospital where medical attention was given. It was found rhat Mr. Roe suffered a broken leg, and Mrs. Graf suffering from in-ternal injuries and a badly lacerated hand. Mr. Graf received a crushed chest with probable internal injuries, and the two girls were severely bruis-ed and cut. The party was on their way to Greentown to do the usual Saturday night shopping. They had just turn-ed onto the state road, when a ma-chine approaching from the east with bright lights blinded Mr. Graf. The approaching interurban car from the west also threw a bright light from the rear through the rear glass. The two lights blinded Mr. Graf to such an extent that he could not see the the culvert immediately in front of him. The machine struck the abut-ment with terrific force, bending the front axle back under the frame, breaking the right door glass and windshield. The irup. ut, throes' M . Graf against the steering wheel with such force that the wheel was entire-ly demolished. Mrs. Graf fell from the machine to the ditch, and the re-maining three were thrown against the front seats wit, the above results. The interurban car stopped and the crew called the ambulance. The car remained at the scene until the am-bulanee arrived rendering aid. Mrs. Graf Dies Monday Mrs. Graf, who was injured intern-ally, passed away Monday evening at six o'clock. She was thought not be as seriously injured as her hus-band. Word of her death came as a severe shock to the entire coma, ity. She was the daughter Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Moss of Sycamore, and a sister of Mrs. Elsie Miller, who holds in-terests in the Gem Printing C' and the mother of Miss Gladys Graf, em-ployed at the Gem Printing Co. Besides the husband and two dau-ghters mentioned above, she is sur-vived by two older daughters, Ruth and Gladys, both at home, and the parents. Three sisters, Mrs. Dan Matchette, east of town, Miss Edna Moss, at home, and Mrs. Ralph : Mil-ler of this place; and two brothers, Aglie and Ray, both of Sycamore at present. Funeral services will occur from the Sycamore Friends church Thurs-day afternoon at 1: 30 o'clock, with the Rev. H. L. Conley, pastor of the Greentown Meridian Street Chris-tian church in charge. Mr. Graf Improving Word from Mr. Graf, as we go to press, is to the effect he showed some improvement during the past day and that much encouragement was being held for his recovery. Mr. Roe, who suffered a broken leg, was brought to the home of his sister, Mrs. Rose Payton, Wednesday morn-ing. The sympathy of the entire com-munity is extended to all concerned and especially to the Graf family in their deep sorrow and dark hours. Shows Improvement From Painful Injury of Week Ago Mrs. Sarah Haworth, east of town, who had the misfortune to catch her heel in the rug on the floor of her home Sunday evening a week ago, while preparing to attend church, throwing her to the floor in such a manner as to dislocate her shoulder, reported to be improving as well as could be expected considering her ad-vanced age, which will be good news to her many friends in the commun-ity. She is the widow of the late Elijah Haworth. 0. E. S. To Hold Regular Meeting Tuesday Eve. Greentown Chapter No. 195, 0. E. S. will meet in regular stated session on next Tuesday evening, March 3rd, at 7: 30 o'clock. Please note the change, in time. Pupils of the Greentown orchestra entertained members of the Indiana General Assembly on Thursday, Feb. 12, during the observance of the an-niversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. An honor of this sort has sever before been accorded a high chool and patrons of this community ire justly proud to know that it was our" school, " our" children, and ` our" teachers who were chosen in , uch an auspicious occasion. Too much credit cannot be given to Miss Pauline Shull, the director, ! or the success which is being attain-ad by the orchestra. Handicapped by ack of room and time, she takes her orchestra people during the noon hour, organizes and drills them into the ; month performing combination that s heard at nearly all local school : unctions. The officials of the school report hat the players performed in such manner that they were encored again " LAND V' C 5/ 9 H. S. IIINSTRLL given by Boys' Glee Club Saturday Evening at High School Audi-torium at 8: 00 O'clock. TYPICAL MINSTREL PORTRAY-ED BY THE LARGE CAST . ed Throughout With Music, Both amic and Sentimental, Mingled Jokes. " The Land 0' Cotton" minstrel show will be given Saturday, February 28, at 8: 00 P. M., in the high school audi-torium. The minstrel show is to be given by the Boys' Glee Club. The program is constructed by a large majority of jokes and good laughs. It is spiced throughout with music, both comic and sentimental. The boys are all blackfact and dressed very comically. The cast is composed of six comedians, nine chor-us men and a Master of Ceremonies. The blackface boys are dumb as most are and they portray the characteris-tics of such men vividly and with good grace. The cast is as follows: Six comedians— Henry Zugelder, James Doty, Ralph Doan, Chester Perkins, Carl Myers, Carl Whitaker. Chorus — Walter Gipe, William Shrader, John Campbell, Paul Mc- Quiston, Wilbur Cheek, Eugene La-rowe, Allen McKinney, Lowell Hinkle, Charles Weisenauer. Master of Ceremonies — Virgil Hershberger. The production is sure to be a sure fire hit if all advance dope is any in-dication of what may be expected at the presentation Saturday evening. Tickets have been going fast since they were placed on sale at the Smith' Goodie Shoppe. All seats are reserv-ed, and are offered at twenty- five cents. Dale Symons spent Saturday and Saturday night in Marion. CHRIST FOR ALL- ALL FOR CHRIST n,• aedYSlampWsgfs Wit quo SY RI& GUARD THY TONGUE — Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it— Psalm 34: 13, 14. PRAYER— Help us, Lord, that, not being overcome of evil, we may overcome evil with good. • Remember the Sabbath Day, to • • Keep It Holy.— Exodus 20: 1. • •• • G O• T• O • C H• U R• C H• S• U N• D • AY • • and again and each time responded with credit to themselves, their di-rector and their school. ' Needless to say Mr. Callis was enthusiastic in his praise of them and assures everyone f they deserved all they got. The House of Representatives adee journed and went over to the Senate', where the orchestra was already " set. up" ready to play. Thus the entire hear the splendid music and to joint- General Assembly was combined to I ly observe the anniversary of the birth of the Great Commoner. Also a number of other schools were visit-ing the Legislature that day and were introduced from their seats in the ; balcony by the Speaker of the Sen.- ate. The joint meeting adjourned at twelve o'clock at which time the Gov-ernor, held informal reception for members of the orchestra in his pri-vate office. Shaking hands with each member he congratulated them on their fine work and called attention SUCCUMBS TO HEART ATTACK TUES. A. M. Mrs. Mollie Brunk, 71 years, died suddenly at 3: 40 o'clock Tues. morn-ing, following an attack of heart trouble, at her home in Sycamore. She had awakened her sister, Mrs. Retta Woodmansee, who was living with her, and the latter went to call a physician. When she returned Mrs. Brunk was dead. On Monday, the children had as-sembled at the home to celebrate her 71st birthday, as has been their cus-tom for a number of years. All not-iced that the mother did not appear as well as usual, but were unprepar-ed for her sudden passing. The deceased was the daughter of Ephriam and Anne Vahn- and was born at Marion, but has spent the greater part of her life in this com-munity. During her husband's life they resided on a farm near Sycamore but for the past few years she has teen making. her home in town. She attended church at the Sycamore Friends. 4,0 By reason of her jovial disposition she cultivated a large circle of friends in the community, who will miss her greatly. Surviving are seven chil-dren, Lee Brunk, living on the home farm near Sycamore, Clyde, of Ko-komo, Omer of Hemlock, Howard of Greentown, Mrs. Cecil Rudy of Sims Mrs. Pearl Rudy of Kokomo, and Inez David near Greentown. The one sis-ter is also left. Funeral services will be held from the Sycamore Friends church Thurs-day morning at 10: 00 o'clock. . Jolly Workers Class Held Fine Meeting Last Thurs. The Jolly Workers class of the M. E. Sunday School, taught by Miss Gertrude Wright, was entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jarvis and son, last Thursday evening. Elec-tion ' of officers was held, after which the class was entertained with read-ings by Mrs. Blanche Blake who read " Bill Smith" and " Entertaining Sis-ter's Beau; Mrs. Erma Jarvis read, " The First Settler's Story." Refreshments of pop corn and ap-ples were served to the following boys and guests, Robert Elliott, Geo-rge Cottingham, Mark Mast, Jack Dryer, Eldon Helmuth, Jack Brunk, Harold Smith, Malcolm McCan, Floyd Neyhart, William Jarvis, Robert Ball, Mr. and Mrs. Boss Blake and daugh-ter Helen and the teacher, Miss Ger-trude Wright. Visits Sister For First Time in Several Years, Sunday Mr. and Mrs. John Landrum spent Sunday with the former's sister, Mrs. Mary Smith, east of Peru on the Miss-issinewa River. Mr. Landrum had to the fact that it is the High School students of today who will be called upon to run the government of to-morrow. Immediately following this the a-bove picture was made of the members while standing on the east steps of the Capitol building. All are generous in their praise of Senator L. L. Shull, father of Miss Pauline Shull, director of the or-chestra, who so kindly handled the arrangements for the trip and made it possible for them to meet Governor Leslie. • Those making the journey were: Mary Eloise Powell, Mary Ruth John-son, Madge Griffin, Helen Gipe, Lois Hunsinger, Gula Frakes, James Con-tie, Shrader, Walter Gipe, Rob-ert Shockley, Charles Callis, Charles Weisenauer, Velore Ackley, Therrell Keith, Robert Haycock, Charles Lamb, Paul McQuiston, Virgil Hershberger, Carl Myers, Miss Shull, Mr. Callis, and Mr. Myers. iiiSMSTERMIED COUNTY CHAIRMAN For Eighth Annual State High School Latin Contest Conducted by In-diana University. COUNTY CONTESTS WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY District Contest Will Be Held March 21st, and State Contest on April 3rd. . Nex wekez gainz wreally kount en wache de fore fli. Tew menna kookz spoile de supe en tew menna voatz spile de offise holdirz. Whi iz itt dat de onez whu like us moast sa de meanist thingz ter us? Wun bigg wurra liminatz er mul-titude uv littul wunz. JACKSON ORCHESTRA TO BROADCAST PRO-GRAM OVER WOWO The Jackson Township orchestra under the direction of Virginia Adams will broadcast from Radio Station WOWO, Fort Wayne, Saturday from 12: 30 to 1: 00 o'clock. Local friends should tune in and listen to this pro-gram, which is as follows: Naval Cadet Orchestra Home Stretch Orchestra Piano Solo Mary Ellen Wilson Heart's Longing Orchestra Solo Virginia Adams Field of Glory Orchestra Fortuna ( Overture) Orchestra Piano Solo Dorothy Smith True Hearts Orchestra Clarinet Solo Ferne Johnson Assembly March Orchestra The instrumentation of the orches-tra and the members are as follows: Piano— Dorothy Smith. Violins— George Smith, Clarence Middlesworth, Norma Rudy, Claud-ine Rudy, and Margaret Matchette. Clarinets— Ferne Johnson, Vera Rust, Mary Frances Cranor, and Lloyd Hainlen. Cornets — Hubert DeFord, Robert Johnson, and Gene Pickett. Saxaphones — Gaynell Warnock, Kenneth Smith, and Robert Wyman. Trombone— Robert Middlesworth. Bass— Robert Warnock. Xylophone— Ruth Bagwell. Drums--- Earl Nidel, sworth. John W. Hooker Laid To Rest Tuesday P. M. Funeral services for John W. Hook-er, age 81 years, who passed away at his home west of town Sunday eve-ning following an illness of several years, was held at the New Salem Friends church Tuesday afternoon in charge of Rev. Polly Couch Bowman, pastor, followed by interment in the Lamb cemetery. The deceased had been afflicted for several years, but his last illness was of four weeks duration of complica-tions. Mrs. Hooker has also been in a serious condition for some time, a son, Otto, and wife have ministered to the aged couple in their long ill-ness. The deceased was the son of Issom and Martha Hooker and was born near Ashbero, N. C., February 24, 1849. He came to Indiana in 1866 and was united in marriage with Nettie Gray in 1872. Four years later he moved to Howard county where he joined the New Salem Friends church of which he was long an active member. Surviving with the widow are two sons, William Hooker of Kokomo, and Otto Hooker of this place; two dau-ghters, Mrs. Addle Briggs of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Ola Lockwood of Bluf-fton; one brother, Harrison Hooker of east of town, and another brother living in Iowa. Two children pre-ceded him in death. Junior High Basketball Tournament Here Sat. A Junior High School basketball tournament will be held in the local gymnasium next Saturday, February 28th. Below is the schedule: 1- 8: 30 Greentown vs. Mier. 2- 9: 30 Fairmount Twp. vs. Point Isabel. 3- 10: 30 Converse vs. Jackson Twp. 4- 2: 30 Winner of game at 8: 30 vs. Centennial. 5- 3: 30 Winner game at 9: 30 VS. Winner at 10: 30. 6- 7: 00 Winner game 2: 30 vs. Win-game 3: 30. W. A. Fulwider Reported Making Slow Improvement W. A. Fulwider, who makes home with his son, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ful-wider on West Main street, and who has been very sick for the past two weeks, is reported to be slowly im-proving, much to the satisfaction of his many friends. 1Dr. Vishanoff Speaks at I New Salem Church Tues. I Dr. D. E. C. Vishanoff of Slovika, I Macedonia, spoke at New Salem I Friends church last Tuesday evening. His subject was " Macedonia, My Na-tive Land." His message was both MIAMI CO. CHAMPS BEAVER VICTIMS Converse Given One Point Defeat in Real Thriller Here Last Friday Evening. TWO MISSED SHOTS IN FINAL 30 SECONDS GIVE REAL THRILL Beavers To Close Schedule Friday Night Against Howard at the Local Gym. Miss Dorothy Masters, local Latin instructor, has been appointed How-ard County chairman for the eighth annual state high school Latin con-test which is conducted by the Indi-ana university extension division and the Classical Section of the Indiana State Teachers' Association. Approx-imately 15,000 high school students of Indiana took hart in this contest last year. Mrs. Adele K. Bittner, of die I. U. extension division, is in : barge of the details for the contest. The county contests in Latin will be held February 28; the district con-tests on March 21, and the state con- : est is scheduled for April 3 at Indi-ana university. The state contest at Bloomington will be held in connec-tion with the meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, thus giving the Indiana teach-ers an opportunity of sharing in the program and of meeting the leading scholars in the classical field, and the visiting teachers, who are interested in contests, an opportunity of seeing how the Indiana state contest is con-ducted. The contest this year has been div-ided into four divisions as follows: 1B— open to all pupils who complete first year Latin at the end of the sec-ond semester of this school year; II— open to all pupils who complete sec-ond year Latin at the end of either semester; III— open to pupils who complete Cicero at the end of either semester; and IV— open to all pupils who complete Vergil at the end of either semester. The two receiving the highest grade in each division of the county contest will represent their county in the dis-trict contest and the one receiving the highest grade in each division of the district contest will represent his district in the state contest. A gold, a silver and a bronze medal will be awarded to the contestants ranking first, second, and third, in each divis-ion in the state contest. First place winners last year were, Carol Rolfe," Selma; Virginia Miller and Marshall Smith, George Washing-ton high school of Indianapolis; Noble Holderroad, Milford; and Alice M. Studebaker, P. A. Allen high school, Bluffton. very interesting and instructive. Maintaining their record of having defeated every team they have played two games with this year, the Green-town Beavers handed the Converse High School, champions of Miami County, their second loss of the year last Friday night by the closest of margins, 16- 15 in a close and rough game. From the beginning it was a de-fensive battle, with Greentown con-trolling the tip and making the Con-verse defense spread quickly. Block and pivot plays by the Beavers were forcing the visitors to foul them to stop baskets and the Kingmen began counting foul shots, gathering in 3 before Converse snagged a fielder. The quarter ended 4- 3 for Greentown. The second period was a repitition of the first with the visitors chalking up two fielders and the locals one fielder and a free toss, bringing the count to even terms for the first time during the game. The locals were playing a heady game, making the visitors commit fouls to stop them, while Converse was employing a. quick break for the basket, shooting at random. Con-verse took the lead soon after the third period started by caging two fielders, b the Beavers came right back wi a fielder and a free toss to keep ' the running. The visitors co ed again from the field to make 4 17., der: 17.91. foAllowBeedavbeyr anotncr immediately made it 13- 12 for Converse at the gun. Durino, the final quarter, rough tactics by the visitors caused the re-moval of F. Miller from the game on personals. The Beavers snagged a fielder to take the lead 14- 13, but Converse came right back with a two timer to again take the lead, 15- 14. On a perfectly executed block play, McQuiston counted from the floor to give the Kingmen the lead. From this time on it was a possession of the ball game, with the Beavers hold-ing the ball most of the time and suc-ceeding in holding the visitors away from the hoe?. On an out of bounds play a Converse man was loose under the basket and took two shots one unmolested and the other hurried by local , guards, in the last thirty sec-onds of play. They both missed, al-though they lung on the rim for an eternity it ieemed. Then the gun cracked with the Green and White floating high, 11- 15. The preliminary game was a fast one with the loals shading the visit-ors, 27- 17. Th play of Doan and Durham featureL A feature of the games of late which has been aerlooked in accounts published, is th, exhibition of the physical educatio class of the Junior High School. Tine boys sure give the fans a thrill 1 their performance on the mats, and i truly an enjoyable feature The looccaall seasonwill be brought to a close Friday nigt when the How-tahred TownshipurHt igeebSitcihhgoolrewvieltliginevafdoer a licking earlier ii the year. This game should be a god one as the vis-itors have been wining very consist-ently since the Conty Tournament and they are primedto give the Bea-vers a run for their noney. The line- ups and ammary: Converse ( 15) FG FT PF L. Miller 2 0 0 Sample __ 0 1 1 Sisson 1 0 4 F. Miller 2 0 4 __ 0 0 1 2 GHRraiegregpnser 0 3 __ 0 0 0 GrTeeontas 7 1 13 tolwi ( 16) FG FT PF GMicpQemstoi I 2 0 2 0 Shrader 1 0 1 Smith 1 L 0 8 1 1 2 — — --- Totals _ 4 8 4 Aunt of- lunsinger Family Diestt Cleveland Home Word NV received here the first of the weeof the death of Elizabeth Buckman Cleveland, Ohio. The deceased ion aunt of the Hunsinger family her Mr. and T. J. Fenn spent Sun-day with 3. and Mrs. Grover See near Denve not seen his sister for many years and I it was indeed a happy time for both. Mrs. Vint Gilliland called on Mrs. I Misses Mable and Helen Hiatt spent n Mesrss c. aLluleldli mMbrse. l , G Millrisla. nLdo nTu Cehsdeamy- Mrs. Smith is a helpless cripple. Samuel Himes Monday afternoon. Sunday with Verda McCan. afternoon.
|Title||The Greentown Gem - 1931-02-26|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
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Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: One Killed Four Injured In Accident; Miami Co. Champs Beaver Victims; Miss Masters Named County Chairman; "Land 'O Cotton" H. S. Minstrel
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Gem, February 26, 1931|
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|Title||The Greentown Gem – 1931-02-26 - Page 1|