The Greentown Gem – 1931-03-19 - Page 1
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Yung Jakey Moss iz wundirin whut berkaim uv er fawlse tuth uv hissen. Hee doant no whethir he swallered itt or sknezd itt oute, er whethir he snord itt erwa whin he wuz sleepin — but bee knoze itz goane fer shure. Jakey owt knot ter he y enny trubil wid wroastin yearz. Marshul Garut iz non wreddy fer his bachelure degree inn kuking. He burnt upp tow knise messis uv syde wribz whyl his wyfe wuz eras tuthir weke— kno wundir Manda gott er tel-umgrame ter kum bak att wunce, de shickenz hey de wroupe. Hainte wee gott fun— stait turns-mint en non basebawl— en Marche actin up sumpthin terribul. Houevir we kin wrest inn ease nou dat de leg-uslashure hez kwit. QUARTERLY ASSOCIA-TION AT FAIRFIELD Separate Baptists To Hold One Hun-dred and Twelfth Session on March 29 and 30 SESSION TO OPEN SATURDAY MORNING AT 10: 00 O'CLOCK With Fine Program Outlined For the Two- Day Meeting— R. 0. McCoy and Harry Case to Preaeh The one hundred and twelfth Quar-terly Association of the Separate Baptist in Christ will be held with the Fairfield Church on Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30. A fine pro-gram has been outlined for the meet-ing, as follows: • Vrot- ning 9es5 iOn' 10: 00 Song Congregation 10: 10 Devotional Edd Eads 10: 20 Song Congregation 10: 30 Address of Welcome Edd Snringer 10: 45 Prayer and Praise Meeting Grant Morris 11: 40 Selection of Place of Next Quarterly Meeting. 11: 55 Appointment of Committees. 12: 00 Adjournment ( Dinner at the church.) Afternoon Session 1 : 30 Song Congregation 1: 35 Devotional W. D. Peters _ Mr. and Mrs. Glen Nephew 2: 00 Roll Call and Offering of the Churches. 2: 15 Unfinished Business, New Business, Roll Call of MM-isters and Election of Offi-cers. 2: 30 Report of Committees. 2: 40 Reading Alice McNew 2: 50 Sermon Bro. Briggs 4: 00 Adjournment. 7: 00 Song : 00 sonSess ion Congregation 7: 15 Devotional Bro. Collins 7: 20 Song Quarette 7: 30 Sermon Glen Nephew 8: 00 Communion and Feet Wash-ing. Sunday Morning Session 10: 30 Sermon R. 0. McCoy Sunday Evening Session 7: 30 Sermon Harry Case Week- End Guests Enter-tained at Kingery Home Mrs. Mabel Kingery and daughters Dorothy and Katy, had as their week-end guests, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Dean of Indianapolis, and for Sun-day dinner entertained Mrs. Alwilda Hawkins, Mr. George W. Cates and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Pence. Afternoon callers were Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Ladd and children Margaret and James. Entertain in Honor of Ninth Wedding Anniversary Sun. Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Warnock and daughter entertained in honor of their nineth wedding anniversary Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Thurlow Saul of Koko-mo, Mr. John McCan, Miss Jaunita Horton of Sharpsville, and Mrs. Mae McCan and daughters Monelle and Grace. THE GREENTOWN GEM SPECIAL SERVICE OF THE WESTERN NEWSPAPER UNION FL 1-& Grpar For - ripa people of Ijoiaracrei eolarity SINGLE COPY k FIVE CENTS ,) Ox7 17 ,$ 1.50 1. i° * Si e ge r THIRTY- SEVENTH YEAR GREENTOWN, INDIANA, THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1931 No. 34 Home Talent Play of Thirty-seven Years Ago Is Recalled THIEVES RANSACK 2 LOCAL STORES TUES. Morning and Make Get- Away With Approximately $ 225.00 Worth of Loot. CURREN GROCERY AND HIGH-WAY CAFE VICTIMS OF ACT Only Few Clues Left by the Robbers — Night Watchmen To Be Placed on Duty. • The Currens Grocery and the State Highway Cafe were entered early Tuesday morning by thieves and loot-ed of merchandise and articles of ap-parel to the amount of aproximately § e25.00. The robbery was discovered about 4: 45 Tuesday morning when the two business houses were opened for busi-ness. The marshall, F. M. Garrett, was immediately notified, who immed-iately began an investigation, and called the sheriff, Clifton L. Small, who responded, accompanied by a finger print expert from the police department. The sheriff and marshall went over the ground thoroughly and announced that they were unable to pick up any clues of consequence, which they cared to make public at this time. The cir-circumstance of the robbery point to some one well acquainted with the lay of the land and the case is being workfied on from that angle. Entrance was gained through the rear door to the kitchen of the cafe, by bursting it in after prying the casing loose. The thieves ransacked the place, getting a suit of clothes, a hunting coat, a new shot gun, shoes and other wearing apparel left in the cafe by the owners, and then looting the cigar case, taking the 10 centers and leaving the nickle ones, and help-ing themselves to the candy. A dish pan and soup bowls were also taken, and a few pennies from the cash reg-isLer. Entrance to the Curren grocery was made through a door leading from the cafe to the grocery in the parti-tion. Here a jimmy was used and the thieves were evidently familiar with the locking system, as they in-serted the jimmy at just the right place to force the hook on the grocery side of the door. In the Curren store they ransacked the shelves and the meat cooler in their search for money which they evidently believed hidden. Failing to find on $ 2.50 in the registers, they pro-ceeded to carry out prepared meats, flour, coffee, soap - and other articles. Coffee and flour was found stacked in baskets on the floor giving rise to the belief that they were frightened away before finishing the job. Paul Caldwell of the Highway Cafe stated that his loss would amount to approximately $ 150.00, and the Cur-rens Bros. placed their loss at $ 75.00. From the appearances it would in-dicate that there were two and poss-ibly three or four implicated in the robbery. Authorities are working on the case with the assumption that the robbery was the work of a gang having intimate knowledge of the. two places. Action was begun almost immed-iately toward hiring night watchmen for the town and it is said that the business men have placed two watch-men on the job, but they refuse to divulge their names. Friends Quarterly Meeting at Kokomo This Week- End Kokomo Quarterly meeting of the Friends Church will be held in the new Union St. Friends church on next Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The meeting on Friday is for the ministry and Over- sight. The Satur-day meeting begins at 10: 00 o'clock A. M. Rev. Norval Webb, Pastor of the Friends Church of Plainfield is expected to be present and preach the Word at the morning service. A business meeting will be held in the afternoon. Everybody is wel-come. K. of P. Lodge to Attend M. E. Revival in Body All members of Clover Leaf Lodge No. 330, K. of P., are requested to meet at their Castle Hall at 7: 00 o'clock Thursday evening, from which place the lodge will go to the M. E. Church in a body to attend the revival services now in progress. It is hoped that a large number of the members be present to favorably represent the lodge.— E. E. Trott, C. C. Union Alumni Association To Meet Tuesday Evening All members of the Union Town-ship Alumni Association are reques-ted to meet at the home of Miss An-nabel Williams on Tuesday evening, March 24. CHRIST FOR ALL- ALL FC1 ChM."' C 0 111TVal by will. a hag seamy lett, au/ a light atom P.–. 1.119 GOD WILL GUIDE. THEE— Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding; whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle. I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go.— Psalm 32: 9,8. PRAYER " Guide me, 0 Thou Great Jehovah. Pilgrim through this barren land." FOR SALE— Gladioli Bulbs, all col-o• rs.•— F• ra n• k G• ils o- n 2tp • Remember the Sabbath Day, to • • Keep It Holy.— Exodus 20: 8. • " GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY • • • • • • • • • . • • OWEN OWENS SUC-CUMBS SUNDAY EVE. Prominent Citizens of East of Town Succumbs After Extended Ill-ness. FUNERAL HELD WEDNESDAY AT MERIDIAN ST. CHURCH Had Lived on Same Farm Approxi-mately Sixty Years and Was Widely Known The Grim Reaper again came into our community to call the life of one of our most respected and well known citizens back into the hands of its Giver, when at 8: 30 o'clock Sunday evening Owen Owens slipped from this world into the next, peacefully and quietly, after suffering from ill health for an extended period of time. A Complication of ailments was the cause of death. The deceased was of the late pio-neers of Eastern Howard, coming to the fare, on which ne reanied tor ap-proximately sixty years, in 1872 with his parents from Monroe County. He was the son of Thomas H. and Matilda Owens, and was born in Lawrence County. He was thrifty and ambit-ious and toiled faithfully on his farm and was rewarded with quite a little of this world's goods. In public questions he was always active and his jildgment sound, which fact often made him sought out by friends for advice on personal matters and mat-ters of business policy. Mr. Owens was a particular friend of The Gem, . having been a continu-ous subscriber since its birth in 1894, and his name has always been a source of much pride and satisfaction by this paper, ' and the list will not see me exactly right with his name missing. Somehow men of his type seem to make the community in which they live just a wee bit better just for the fact that he has lived there— and we need more of them. Surviving with the widow are one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Wimmer of Swayzee, a daughter- in- law, Mrs. Ruth Owens of Kokomo, and three grandchildren, Walter Glen and Charles Owen Wimmer and John Henry Owens. A son Walter J. Owens passed away sonic eleven years ago. He was born January 27, 1863, in Lawrence County and came to How-ard county with his parents in 1872. The father died in 1880, leaving Owen Os the chief support of the family. He was united in marriage with Amelia J. Green on December 24, 1884. Funeral services occurred from the Meridian Street Christian Church of this place Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, in charge of Greentown Lodge No. 341, F. & A. M., the Rev. L. E. Knox of Delphi officiating, assisted by the pastor, Rev. Herschel L. Con-ley. Burial was made in the I. 0. 0. F. Cemetery. Local Girl Married in Plate City, Mo., February 24th Mr. and Mrs. Orbs Sater announce the marriage of their daughter Dc. Vets to Agronom Folke Herman Ot-tosson of Leavenworth, Kansas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Adolphe Ot-tosson of Ystad, Sweden. The marriage took place February 24th in Platte City, Missouri. The young people were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Ray Albaugh of Leaven-worth, Kansas. The bride is a graduate of the lo-cal High School, attended Marion College, and Ball State Teachers Col- , ege at Muncie. She is an accom-plished musician, studied music in Marion Colege, Jacksonville College of Music in Jacksonville, Florida and the David Griffin School of Music in San Antonio, Texas. She was a Mu-sic Supervisor in the schools of Jack- ,. ville, Florida. The bridegroom is a graduate of Ystad University and Alnarp Agricul-ture College in Ystad, Sweden. He is employed in an office in Leaven-worth, where the young people will make their home. ganization styling themselves as the Greentown Vaudeville Club, with Willie Myers and Homer Smeltzer as prominent members. Just what dis-posal the club made of the scenery is not known. Getting back to " The Temple of Fame" which represented a contest Former Local Man Played- Up in " Believe It or Not" A former local man, Morton D. Willcutts, Was given much prominence through a pencil drawing of his facial features in the famous " Believe it or not" syndicated feature published by many of the surrounding dailies. Mr. Riplay points out under the drawing, " M. D. Willcutts, M. D., Chief Sur-geon, U. S. Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Ill." The peculiar feature of the incident being the two M. D. s and the name " Will- eutts" as chief sur-geon. The drawing is a fair likeness of Dr. Willcutts, and we are glad to hear from him again even it is through this unexpected manner. Mort has a IA of friends back here in his old home town" who will agree that there a great deal more peculiarities about Mort than his name, the greatest of them being that he is real chap and is making good in his profession, and despite his rank and success has never passed up a friend and failed to call him by his first name on sight, and we join in saying now, " Howdy Mort." Friendship Class Organized In New Salem S. S. Friday — The young married peoples class of the New Salem Sunday School met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Letis Lamb Friday evening for reorganiza-tion. The name " Friendship" has been selected for the class. New of-ficers are Theodore Keyton, president; Leland Woodmansee, vice- president; and Roxie Sheppard, secretary. After the business of the evening was concluded, a reading was given by Francis Swope. The ladies quar-tette gave two numbers. Contests were introduced, Opal Lamb and Le-land Woodmansee gaining the favors. Refreshments of sandwiches fig newtons and coffee were served by the entertaining committee. The class will hold their next meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lamb on Friday evening, April 3. Infant Loy Child Buried at Sharpsville Sunday for a " Laurel Wreath" by notable characters in history, and fiction. The cast consisted of 45 characters, repre-senting the best talent in the city in song and recitation. Below is the cast of characters. How many do you know? If you remem-ber the presentation of this play, give The Gem a few lines about it, or if you have some other long ago inci-dent of interest, send it in. The Cast of Characters Goddess of Fame Dot Barber Goddess's Maid Ada Hester Miriam Grace Chalfant Miriam's Maids— Stella Simpson, Stel-la Chalfant, Pearl Reed, Frankie Scott. Queen Elizabeth Mrs. Will Mast Sir Walter RaleighFrank Powell Mrs. Partington Mrs. Allie Scott Ike Partington Fred Burton Queen Isabelle Emma Disbro Christopher Columbus Will Reed Leif Erickson____ S, V. Hollingsworth Saphho Nina Stone Topsy Dora Ruse Mary, Queen of Scots Bessie Friermood Japanese Maiden Dora Parsons Socrates Will Templin Xantippe Mrs. Bessie Covalt Sister of Mercy Eva Warden Katrina Maggie Hester Fritz Walter Truax George Washington___ LW. 0. Nelson Lady Washington __ Mrs. P. L. Bispop Pocahontas Lella Covalt Capt. John Smith Otie Marquis Cleopatra Sadie Hurt Cleopatra's Maids — Mabel Parsons, Tessie Covalt. Maud Muller Blanche Covalt Grace Darling Cecile Bishop Bridget O'Flanigan ____ Carrie Allen Sailor Lad Scott Bull Barbara Frietchie__ Lodie Kightlinger Ruth Demma Curless ' Women's Rights Advocate May Powell Joan D'Arc - Carrie A. McCune Little Jack Horner____ Fred Chalfant Curly Locks Roxey Simpson Her Suitor Silver Kightlinger Little Tom Tucker Fred Covalt Mother Goose's Children— Jim Swad- Stella- Chamness, Ella Chalfant, Carrie Covalt, Steve Willcutts, and Walter Parsons. Christopher C. Mills Rites Held Here Monday P. M. Christopher C. Mills, age 74 years, a life long resident of this commun-ity passed away Saturday, following an illness of long duration, paralysis being the immediate cause of death. Mr. Mills was widely known in thie community, and was burn in Henry county March 10, 1857. He was unit-ed in marriage to Australia Stone in 1880. The wife preceeded him in death some six years ago, since which time he has made his home with a son, Orla Mills on the old home place, where he succumbed. Other children surviving are Mrs. Dollie Swisher and Pearl Mills, both of this place. Five children are deceased. The funeral occurred from the Main Str e e t Congregational Christian Church Monday afternoon at two o'clock, with the Rev. Omer McCoy in charge, followed by interment in Walberg cemetery. Young Peoples Prayer Band to Visit Marion Sat. The members of the young peoples' cottage prayer band will pay a visit to Marion Saturday evening, joining in a similar meeting at that place. All planning to make the trip are re-quested to meet at the City Hall at 6: 15 o'clock, and those who will furn-ish machines are requested to meet at the same place at 6: 00 o'clock. All young people of the community are invited to attend this meeting. The service for next week will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Crousore on North Meridian street, on Tuesday evening. All young people are cordially invited. TO READ NEW TESTAMENT AT M. E. REVIVAL THURSDAY As a special feature of worship, the New Testament will be read at the revival services at the M. E. Church next Thursday. The service will be-gin at 4: 00 o'clock in the morning and continue throughout the day. The readers will read for fifteen minutes and be relieved by another. The aud-ienced will be privileged to come and go at will during the service. This is a novel feature and no doubt will prove a very popular one. The public is cordially invited to attend the service at any time during the day or night. Mr. and Mrs. John Trott and Mr. JEROME MERCHANT MISSING SINCE FEB. Has Been Missing For More Than Month— Left Machine on Street at Kokomo and Disappeared MUCH MYSTERY SURROUNDS DISAPPEARANCE OF F. BURRIS Report Due on Administratorship and Relatives Ask Aid in Finding Him. The disappearance of Frank Burris, prominent Jerome merchant, is as I yet unsolved. He disappeared more than a month ago, which fact became known by the finding of his automo-bile on the streets of Kokomo, since which time so far as known, no one has heard from him. The disappear-ance has many mystery angles to it. The Gem has been informed on the case for the past month or more, but the authorities on the case asked that the facts be suppressed for the time being for reasons known to them-selves alone, and for that reason The Gem has complied with the wishes of the authorities, but for some reason the facts were released and publish-ed Tuesday. The case is a long one and has to do with the activities of the local mar-shall, F. M. Garrett, who checked the case from beginning to end. The im-mediate cause of the matter being let for publication was the fact that relatives of Burris, who have interest in the estate of Mary Burris, deceas-ed, of which Mr. Burris is the ad-ministrator, became alarmed by his absence and sought the aid of Sheriff Small in locating him. His report is now due to the court. Bank Robbery Suspected The beginning of the case dates back almost two months, when the new bullet proof fixtures in the local bank probably frustrated a robbery. Foi- 1 loaing , loae. 1e on the bank robbery at a liamitton comity hank, a maeMne drove alongside the curb in front of the Osborn barber shop on South Meridian street, and after much par-leying, one of the men crossed the street and studied the bank. His ac-tions were suspicious and the party was kept under surveilance. He re-turned, and shortly after another one of them went into the bank and stood around quite a while, but transacted no business. He returned to the car and later they went to the Cates restaurant for dinner and in payment offered a ten dollar bill, which the restaurant fail-ed to change. He then offered a five . iollar bill, but again the change was refused. He then went to the bank and had a twenty dollar bill changed. More suspicions. The next day one of the same men tried to cash a check on Frank Burris of a local filling station. Marshall Garrett, already hot on the trail, took the clue and learned that the check vas given in payment. It is said that aurris had bought aluminum ware of the man and gave the check in pay-ment. Garrett checked the men and found out that there homes were in Marion and that they were engaged in doubtful business. In his effort to and where the aluminum ware came from he wrote railroad detectives and soon was on the trail hot. It is said that the detectives made frequent visits to the Burris store and located much of the stolen goods, most of which Mr. Burris admitted buying, claiming he had not known it was stolen property. The evening before disappearing, 3urris is said to have made a trip to Tipton with a list of more goods he had bought and turned it over to a letective. From this time his where-abouts have been a mystery so far as his friends are concerned. Many stories have gained wide circulation but little credence has been given them by his friends, who are standing staunchly behind him in the matter, but are at a loss to explain his con-tinued absence. Mr. Burris placed the store in the hands of a brother- in- law, Mr. Afana-dor, before leaving. One of the men in the gang was arrested last week, and placed in jail. It is said that he made a confession of his part in the robbing of railroad cars and stores in Ohio and Indiana and the selling of the goods at various places. Mr. Burris as administrator of the estate of his mother, was due to make his report to the court the past few days, and relatives interested in the estate, becoming worried over his con-tinued absence, sought the aid of the sheriff, Clifton L. Small, in locating Mr. Burris, and the authorities have indicated that they Will make every effort to locate him and clear up the mystery of his disappearance. BIRTH Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dut-ton, Sunday at the Good Samaritan Hospital, a son named Richard Lee. Legion and Auxiliary To Attend Revival in Body The local post of the American Legion and Auxiliary will attend the revival services at the M. E. Church in a body next Monday evening. All members and their families are re-quested to meet in the basement of the church at 7: 15 o'clock. Rev. Graham is chaplain of the Legion. It is hoped that a large turnout will respond to the invitation. Mrs. Lee Shrader spent Friday afternoon in Kokomo. Few of the present residents of Greentown can delve back into their memories and recall incidents as far back as 1900, and still fewer cars go back to the year 1894. Yet, there are quite a number who hold vivid recol-lections of incidents in the lives of the young people of the year 1894, when Greentown was quite a different town from the present- day municipal-ity. Some can recall the days of the glass factory and the days of the saloons, when Greentown was a , p-roarin' good town of its day. Passing these unpleasant recollec-tions by, many prefer to recall more happy occasions and incidents which made life of that day happy and made for the true spirit of neighborliness and good will. Such an occasion was brought to light last week, when Mrs. Winnie Ayres uncovered a gram ffoorr a home talent play given in the Smith Opera House in Green-town on Friday and Saturday even-ings, August 3 and 4, 1894. No doubt the sight of the program started the old bee buzzing and the incident was plainly enacted as of the past few years. Mrs. Ayres displayed the aged program at the Research Club meeting last Thursday, and then gave it to Mrs. J. F. Powell, who was one of the characters in the home-talent play it chronicled. The program was printed by J. W. Melton, founder of the Greentown Gem, on manderin colored stock black ink, set in type peculiar to that period. '' the Temple of Fame," advertised as a musical, literary and spectacular entertainment, by home talent under the management of Miss Carrie A. McCune. Do you recall the incident? Not many can. The scene of the play, the Smith Opera House, was located over what is now the Weaver and Trott stores, and provided a fair size stage with seating capacity for several hundred people. The opera house was the Mother Goose scene of many home talent plays and Mrs. S. V. Hollingsworth road shows were engaged regulan y. Little Old Man Glen Powell , The scenery belong Mg. to e.- I itle 01d Woman was disposed of in 1908 to a; local ,, r- Little Miss Muifet__ Mabel Holliday Jo Ellen, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jean T. Loy was interred in the Sharpsville cemetery at 2: 30 P. M. Sunday with the Rev. Beardsley of Swayzee conducting the service. Mrs. Loy, who was formerly Eleanor Blanchard Trott were the Wednesday Chase of Greentown, is convalescing guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hulling-at the Howard County Hospital. . er and family.
|Title||The Greentown Gem - 1931-03-19|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
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Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Thieves Ransack 2 Local Stores Tues.; Owen Owens Succumbs Sunday Eve.; Quarterly Association At Fairfield; Jerome Merchant Missing Since Feb.; Home Talent Play of Thirty-seven years Ago Is Recalled
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Gem, March 19, 1931|
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