The Greentown Gem – 1933-07-27 - Page 1
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THE GREENTOWN GEM • SPECIAL SERVICE OF THE WE3TERN NEWSPAPER UNION a fa- - , , t loycl co". , Gip er Fai, z .../ aorie of Pi o - szsrarr eobzjty SINGLE COPY %. FIVE CENTS / Or7ly $ 1.50 Per Ve. zr THIRTY- NINTH YEAR GREENTOWN, INDIANA, THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1933. No. 43 Following is another letter from our old friend John Schafer, now with the Reforestation boys located at the Whitmore camp in California: Whitmore, California its origin and the " killing of the goat" July 19, 193311eading to its production was sought Dear Hallie: in order especially that copies of the We received the " Gem" all o. k. I ancient epic could be procured for fu- Thanks a lot. There has been no ex- ture ages. citement in camp for quite a while. It's a long story, but a brief review The boys are getting lined out on their ' of the goat killing is essential to any work and things are running smooth- lapplication of the classic poem His ly. We had a ball game with a team - tioatship was the property of Samuel at French Gulch which is about fifty miles from here. The Whitmore boys beat them twelve to seven. Don But-ler has been doing some good pitch-ing, and so has Tip Eads. Joe Crou-sore, John Watson, and I, have been doing some excellent playing from the sidelines. John has been coming around to get me to put film in his camera for him, and saying that he would have to learn how to do that. I have finally caught on that he is just playing me for a sap and getting away with it. All reports from Indiana say that there has been no rain there for quite awhile. We saw a cloud here the oth-er day and the natives all went into hiding. The days are rather warm, it gets up to about 110 in the day-time and then after sundown it cools off to about fifty. We suffer from In connection with the " poem" which Mr. Johnson of Everett, Wash., sent to friends some days ago as stat-ed in these columns then, a story of Home and Foreign Mission-ary Society Holds Meeting noon, July 19. Mrs. Minnie Perkins, president presided. Mrs. Dove Hun. singer had charge of the devotions. An accordion number was given by Mrs. Clarence Dunlap. Refreshments were served to ten members and one guest. MAKE LARGE CATCH Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Golding, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Keyton, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Howell, and Mr. and Mrs. Brannen, a man of numerous attain-ments and withal the stormy petrel of the reconstruction days following _ the_ Civil War. The goat was a large type'- of animal long on whiskers and stink, and unanimously conceded to be the outstanding public enemy of the village. One of his bitter haters to-day tells how Billy was a tobacco fiend, and for a chew would follow one from place to place begging. Yes, and says another of his staunch enem-ies, " He'd butt you if you didn't watch out and hand him tobaccer." With such unsavory background it was quite the natural thing for a lively bunch of Greentown's convivial spirits, clowns and harmless rowdies to plan deeply and often on Billy's de-misc. The date and all preparations were finally fixed and Billy was easily coaxed over in what has later been the heat in the day, but we sure make • called " Yaller Town." No house north up with restful sleep at night. of the Clover Leaf R. R. then over We are working on what is known there and no possible aid for Billy as fire trails. Along all the roads lwho at the command of " fire" passed tr Ail$ thron4411- 4ite- iern n Goat Paradise ' cutting out all the undeTh- rii- sh - an171- 1.,-..,,,,, for " tlie-- Co. At was da- d." dead stuff fifty yards on each side. ' Os Johnson says that fusillade equalled a Governor's salute and that he heard it on his way out of town to his farm, wondering what it all could mean. Billy was accorded a very unceremonous military deposit spaces). , in an old abandoned well over there Several of the boys have seen deer and it was a confusion of smells in while going to work and at night when ' that neighborhood that revealed his out on the road with trucks. We have tomb. seen a few " rattlers" but most of them Mr. Brannen who was ever watch-ful and alert in his efforts to find BillAs cruel murderers, but whose love for Billy was easily eclipsed by a desire to get somebody anytime and any way. So when the well was pol-luted— a real state offense— it was then he got busy with the Grand Jury. Witnesses tell how that the whole bunch of Goat Murderers and all their folks were subpoened before the Grand Jury. Witnesses further sayeth that the entire bunch of actual perpetrat-ors of the crime were drilled and trained to the nth degree and solemn-ly sworif to not tell the truth and every boy knew his " onions."— sans goat tales, whiskers and smell. The late Adam Daugherty, who could hear a fly light on the school house bell, cupped his hand around his ears and in answer, " State your name to the jury," said " Yes, the goat's dead," time after time his in-terrogator was so answered. Other witnesses as dumb as Adam was " deaf," simply had no Goat sense at all. Edw. Fulwider, a boy of twelve or thirteen, let his curiosity get him ( Continued on last page.) The Home and Foreign Missionary Society of the Congregational Chris- Ferne Tolle and children. tian church held its July meeting at Mr. Tolle is a steel worker employ- ' the country home of Mrs. Walter ed at Kokomo. They will reside with Hiatt, east of town Wednesday after- Mrs. Ferne Tolle at present., POPULAR YOUNG GIRL AUTOACCIDENT VICTIM Miss Harriett Shockley, 19, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Shockley, Receives Broken Neck 9 AUTO SKIDS AND TURNS OVER ON WET PAVEMENT SUN. EVE. Was Enroute To Home of Cousin To Spend Few Days.— Funeral Held Wednesday Morning. Like a thunder bolt from a clear sky came the word late Sunday eve-ning of the death of Miss Harriett Shockley in an automobile accident three and one- half miles south of Lakeville. The first message to the parents indicated that Miss Shockley was seriously injured and was in a hospital, but this was worded in such manner as to prepare the family for the more severe shock as they learned the truth. The entire com-munity was thrown into deep sorrow and sympathy for the bereaved fam-ily. The accident culminated a pleasant visit at the Shockley home north of town of Miss Helen Hancook, and a Miss Harriett Shockley neighbor girl of Benton Harbor, Mich., with Miss Shockley over Saturday night and Sunday. The three had left the Shockley home earlier in the evening for Benton Harbor, where Miss Shockley was to spend a few days with her cousin. The accident occurred three and-one- half miles south of Lakeville, when the automobile in which the three young women were riding was passing a car on the road. It had been raining and their car skidded on the wet pavement and overturned, throw-ing Miss Shockley and Miss Hancook under the car. The other young wom-an was thrown clear of the car and her injuries were less serious. Miss Shockley was probably kill-ed instantly, suffering a broken neck. Miss Hancook suffered severe injur-ies, while the neighbor girl who was driving the car escaped with only slight injuries. The overturned car attracted the attention of many motorists but no one seemed to have the courage to give assistance. A baseball team rid-ing in a truck came upon the scene, and went to the rescue and soon had the two young women out of the wreckage and took them to the hos-pital in South Bend. It is reported that Miss Hancook is out of danger and has been removed from the hos-pital. Miss Shockley was dead when re-moved from the wreck. On receiving the message the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Shockley and son Robert, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mar-ion Shoclaley, left immediately for South Bend, where they first learned of her death. The body was brought from South Bend in the Mast & Ware ambulance early Monday morning, and prepared for burial. Harriett was one of the popular young ladies, active in all social ac-tivities of the young people. She was a member of the Methodist Episco-pal church of this place and one of the leaders in the young people's work of that church. She was a grad-uate of the Greentown high school with the class of 1932, and attended Ball Teachers' College at Muncie the past term and had intended to return there for the fall term this year to continue her school work. Her win-ning personality made for her friends with those she came in contact and they were numbered by her acquaint-ances. When the hand of the Maker reach-es out to take the life of one so young with a bright future before them for service to humanity, it seems more sad and hard to reconcile oneself to the bereavement. But faith in the One who does all things well, the hope springs that as flowers wither in springtime's full bloom to scent the home of the angels, so bath this flower been plucked to adorn the holvenly regions and add her sweet-ness and purity to that clestial body, away from the evils and pitfalls of a sinful world. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shockley, one brother, Robert, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Shockley, all of this place. Funeral services were held from the Methodist Episcopal Church Wed-nesday morning at 10: 30 o'clock, with the pastor, Rev. R. W. Graham in charge. Burial followed in the I. 0. 0. F. cemetery. " Uncle Sammy" Answers Taps at Home of Son Samuel Mimes, age 94, a former res-ident of this place, died at the home of his son, Ed Himes at Nappanee, Monday night at 9: 45 o'clock. He had been in failing health for the past sev-eral years. Mr. Mimes resided here for many years, but on the death of his wife, Mrs. Phoebe Ann Himes, he has made his ' home with his children. He was of a jovial disposition and an interesting conversationalist, being well posted on matters of history. It is said of " Uncle Sammy" that he had no enemies— everyone loved him. He always took an active interest in the local Camp of the G. A. R., having served his country with distinction and honor as a member of Co. H, 34th Indiana Infantry. He is survived by three sons, Ed, and Milton of Nappanee, and Virgil of Bourbon. Seven grandchildren and four great- grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held at Nap-panee this ( Thursday) afternoon, fol-lowed by interment in the cemetery at Bourbon. . Wheat Acreage Reduction Plan for Howard Farmers Plans for the formation of an or-ganization to secure contracts with farmers desiring to take advantage of the new farm relief law by agree-ing to reduce wheat acreage and thus participate in the $ 150,000,000 fund the government anticipates will be raised by the processing tax have been made in Howard county. A temporary committee of eleven will be set up to assist in the allot-ment program until a permanent board of directors is selected in Aug-ust by farmers who sign contracts. This committee met last night at the office of county agent R. C. Stang-land, to arrange an educational cam-paign in connection with the program. As preliminary work, three form letter will be sent to each wheat grow-er in the county, one of which will contain an application blank. Farm-ers in each township may elect a di-rector and two others to make a com-mittee of three which will collect the contracts and submit them to a coun-ty committee, Township meetings also will be held to acquaint the farmers with the new law. The plan will be entirely optional with wheat growers. They , will be guaranteed a parity price for their wheat regardless of the market price. The parity price will be con-sidered as that price which enables the farmer to buy the same amount I of goods with his wheat as he bought ' in the period from 1909 to 1914. Farmers who have had no wheat for the last three years have been warned that they can not share in the tax plan and that they might force the market price down by overproduc-tion. The contracts will be in force two years, 1934 and 1935. The cam-paign is to be an educational one with no pressure being brought to bear on farmers to reduce their wheat acreage. Figures show 598 wheat growers in the county with an acreage of a little more than 11,000. Each . county will be given a quota on a five- year av-erage, from 1928 to 1932, of 12,000 acres and 305,000 bushels. Thus if the reduction in this county amounts to 20 per cent as is generally expect-ed, there would be under cultivation only about 9,600 acres. Each individ-ual farmers' quota will be based on a three- year average, from 1930 to 1932. Bold Theft of Mast & Ware Ambulance Wed. Morning Bulletin The stolen car was located at Tipton early Wednesday after-noon, and as we go to press both Mr. Mast and Mr. Ware are in Tipton after the car, where it was found abandoned in a cemetery. The large Hudson ambulance be-longing to Mast & Ware was stolen from the barn where the firm keeps their machines on the rear of the lot of Mk. Mast's home, about three o'clock Wednesday morning. The car was driven east on State Road 22'. Mr. Mast heard the thieves drive the car from the barn, but supposed that Mr. Ware had received a hurry call and that he had come for the ear not desiring to awaken him. Several other residents of the neighborhood also heard the car leave, among them I being Mrs. Burkhart living next to the barn, Mrs. G.. Ball living on Main street and Roscoe Locke, living next to the Mast residence to the west. However, no suspicions were aroused by the noise, they thinking the ambul-ance was being taken on a call by the owners. The car was driven east on the state road, but a report by Pearl Murphy was to the effect that he had seen the car passing through Kokomo. The theft was not discovered until about 6: 30, when Messrs. Ware and Mast went to the barn to prepare the car for use at the Shockley funeral. The car was minus three of the seats which had- been removed. State policeman, Frank Zirkle, and the town and county officers were immediately notified of the theft and state police headquarters were put on the job at once. This leaves a strip which will be very hard for fire to cross, and in case of forest fire, will confine the fire to one area. However, the " area" may be ten miles square ( wide open were sitting on the side track at Red-ding. None of the boys have been bitten or even close to it for that mat-ter. They have heard enough about rattle snakes to realize that they are bad medicine. It is getting too late to see what I am doing and I am too lazy to light a light so I guess that the only solu-tion is to ring off. Sincerely, JOHN T. SCHAFER. Tolle- West Nuptials Are Solemnized Here Sunday Miss Ruth W est, sister of the bride The home of Mrs. Ferne Tolle of this place was the scene of a charm-ing wedding at noon Sunday, when her son, Roscoe and Miss " Kathryn West, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. West of near New London, were united in marriage. The ceremony was per-formed by the Rev. L. G. Bears, pas-tor of the United Brethren Church. Mrs. Robert Hodgens sang " I love you Truly." acted as bridesmaid and Mr. Ray Con-well of Kokomo as best man. After the ceremony a bountiful din-nor was served to the following: Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Tolle, Mr. Ray Conwell, Miss Helen Swartz, Mrs. Al Estel of Kokomo, Miss Ruth West of New London, Miss Evelyn Lewis, Mrs. Attend Luncheon at Ko-komo Wednesday P. M. Mrs. B. D. Mitchell, President of Howard County Federation of Clubs, was hostess at a beautiful appointed one o'clock luncheon Wednesday at her home at 1001 North Philips street, Kokomo, her guests being Presidents of the Federated Clubs of the county and county officers. The luncheon tables were lovely with bowls of yel-low roses. Mrs. Earl Miller, President of the Research Club, and Mrs. Ray Greene, County Treasurer, were among the guests present. VISITING IN EAST Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sloan and Mrs. Susie Sloan left Tuesday for Connecticut where they will visit the former's sister and latter's daughter, Mrs. Grace Sloan- Overton, and fam-ily. On their return they will attend the Michigan Conference of the Wes-leyan Methodist Church, returning home in time for the annual Wesleyan conference and camp meeting at Fair-mount. Gowsh awl Hemlowk! Wuzint dat sum wrain? Wroastin'yere tyme iz kummin nou en ime wreddy evun ev ive gott er missun tuth. Ime or six wro consum-ir wregularlee hey bin knowin ter hitt itt a litul strongir att tymz. Eddie Kniharte wuz praun fer itt ter wrane boute de furst uv de third innun Sunda— den changd hiz praur aftur de fiftuh. SUMMER UNION MEET-INGS BEGIN SUN. EVE Local Boy Places Third in Swimming Meet at Camp Richard L. Scott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Scott of this place, of Company D, who is attending the summer camp of the citizens' military, training camp at Fort Benjamin Har-rison near Indianapolis, placed 3rd in the swimming meet which was held l at that place last week. The contests I were conducted by an authorized rep- , resentative of the American Red I Cross and were well attended by the ; candidates at the post. lUnion- Jackson 4- H Club Girls See Kokomo Sights About fifty members of 4- H clubs of Union and Jackson townships, un-der the direction of Mrs. Floyd Miller and Miss Mary- Connor, visited a num-ber of points of interest in Kokomo Thursday. Among the places visited were the Bell Telephone building, the Grocers Dairy Products plant, c- Intosh's Laundry, McLaughlin plant, Dietzen's Bakery, and the Kokomo Tribune plant. Mrs. Shrock Entertains Home- Makers' Club Sat. Mrs. Lottie Shrock entertained the " Home- Makers" club at her home Saturday evening. The meeting was in the form of a miscellaneous shower in honor of Mrs. Ruby Overman, for-merly Miss Ruby Kendall. The guest of honor received many beautiful and useful gifts. Refreshments were ser-ved to the guests after enjoying a very pleasant evening. " SOCKING BATTLE" WON BY LOCALS Thirty- eight Hits for Forty- nine Bas-es and Twenty- Eight Runs Mark Greenfield Game. OPPORTUNE HOMERS BY D. WEISENAUER, KERN, IMBLER Account for Eight of Local Runs — Merchants at Lafayette Next Sunday. The Collegian Giants, a colored Collegian Giants team of Pine Ridge, Miss., known as the singing ball club, will ap-pear here against the Greentown I Merchants on Thursday afternoon I August 3rd. Advance reports are to the effect that this is a real ball team. They won 140 games against 28 losses last year. Their singing will be well worth your presence at the game. Fans, do not miss this one! - — Whether the fact that the local Merchants had their picture taken or the opening of the sky to the hand of J. Pluvius for a little shower, had its effect upon their playing Of it was just simply in the books for the game to be so, is a matter of debate. How-ever, the Greenfield- Greentown game Sunday afternoon was sure a fan tickler with plenty- of action. Six home runs and a double enlivened the action at the plate. The locals went into the last of the third 8 runs shy of a tie and came out with one necessary to knot the score, in as wild a third inning one could imagine in the way of hitting on both sides. Imbler got hold of one in the first inning and planted it twenty feet this side of the entrance gate for one of the longest drives ever made in the local park. Kern scored ahead of him to put the score 2- 0. The visitors came back in the second for 4 count-ers and continued in the third with sEwo. ilt tjw_ fifth ended their scoring. The locals bc- ar- cIeeping up with 7 in the third, one in the sev-enth and 6 in the eighth. Cheek was hit hard and Condon fin-ished. Each side used two hurlers, Condon being the most effective. A home run by D. Weisenauer in the eighth with two on put the game on ice, and another by Kern with two on ( Continued on last page.) Baptists To Hold Quarter-ly Meeting at Kokomo The one hundred and twenty- second Quarterly Association of the Separ-ate Baptist Church in Christ will be held at the Kokomo Baptist Church, July 29- 30. The following program has been arranged: Saturday Morning Session Song Service Congregation Devotional Wm. Randolph Song Congregation Address of WelcomeTruman Beatty Prayer and Praise Meeting Janie Flick Adjournment. Dinner at church. Saturday Afternoon Session Song Congregation Devotional Ed Eades Song Congregation Special Music Kokomo Church Sermon Harry Case Saturday Evening Session Song Service. Devotional Glen Nephew Special Music Margaret and Irma Basey Sermon Omer McCoy Sunday Morning Session Song Service. Special Song Mary Bell Cox Devotional W. Williams Consecration Service. Sermon Lee Springer Sunday Evening Session Sermon Chester Mitchell Barn on Miller Farm Destroyed by Fire Fire of an undetermined origin de-stroyed a large barn on the farm of Arthur Miller, about 5 miles west of town on the Sycamore road, shortly after three o'clock Thursday morning. With the aid of the Kokomo fire department the volunteers were able to confine the blaze to the barn. With the structure was consumed twenty tons of hay, some harness and a few other implements and utensils. The loss was covered by insurance. A number of calves in the barn at the time of the fire were saved by George Miller. Queen Esthers To Meet MYSTERY OF WHO KILLED THE GOAT? Numerous Requests for Whole Story of Goat Killing Mentioned in Gem Last Week. INCIDENT OF SOME FORTY YEARS AGO BRINGS SMILES To Many Old Tinders' Faces— The Poem and The Whole Story Is Given in Full. NEWS FROM LOCAL BOYS IN CALI. CAMP Baseball Forms Much of Recreation Activities in Whitmore Camp for Reforestation Boys. NATIVES GO INTO HIDING AT THE SIGHT OF CLOUD Working on Fire Trails Through the Forests— Heat Terrific in Day-time But Cool Nights. • The first service of the summer union meetings will begin Sunday evening at 7: 30 o'clock, at the United Brethren Church. The sermon will be delivered by the Rev. J. H. Brown, pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. The music will be provided by the U. B. Church. This is the first of a series of five to be held on Sunday evenings during August, each meeting to be held in a different church, with local pastors delivering the messages. Music will I be provided during the series by the host church. A cordial invitation is extended to the public to attend these services. Judge Cripe Names Six For County Tax Board Judge Joseph Cripe of the Howard circuit court, Tuesday announced his appointment of six men for the new county board of tax adjustment which will convene Monday, September 18, to review budgets and tax Levies . to be made by the various taxing units. The appointine4ts were, Henry Quigley, mayor of Kokomo; Dr. J. C. Stone, member of the Kokomo school board; Howard Coate, trustee of Union township; Jesse M. Riley, ex-trustee of Howard township; C. A. Rich, ex- trustee of Monroe township; and Charles K. Lewis, of Honey Creek The.. tittertriPPrTA. VIRIMISTSIt 410,„ - day, when the county council meets and selects its one member. Picnic at Forks of Creek Refreshments osefrvseadndtwoicsheevsenandin le-hers and three guests. All enjoyed a The annual Sunday School picnic good time. of. the Union Township schools will bel The 4- H club local exhibit will be held at the Forks of the Creek, Sun- held at the City Building on August ' 7, day, July 30. If the weather does not ,1933. The public is invited. permit the holding of the affair in the I open, it will be held in the Phlox RETURNED FROM TRIP Friends Church. Sunday School at Mr. and Mrs. Ora Seagrave, Mr. 10: 00. Preaching service at 11: 00. and — mrs. Willard Seagrave and F. S. Basket dinner at the noon hour. The afternoon program will start at 1: 45, with a good program of speakers and special numbers. Everyone is invited. Lucky 4- H Girls Picnic at Park Monday P. M. it The Lucky 4- H club girls of Libor- - ty township sponsored a picnic Mon- Union Two. Sunday School ! day afternoon at the Greentown Park. Seagrave of Kokomo, have returned home after a two weeks' trip touring With Mrs. Weaver Fri. the west. On the way home they vis-ited with Mr. and Mrs. Otis Seagrave The Queen Esther Class of the M. at Oklahoma City. E. Sunday School will hold their reg-ular monthly meeting at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Donald Woods of Mrs. H. H. Weaver Friday afternoon, Swayzee and Mr. and Mrs. Garah July 28. All members are urged to Woods and children of Kokomo were be present. Bert Rowe of Ft. Wayne, spent last the Sunday evening guests of their week at the Golding cottage at Chap- parPnts, Mr. and Mrs. 0. J. Woods. MRS. ZELLNER ILL man Lake. While there they caught Katy Kingery spent Monday and Mrs. Al Zellner is quite ill at her 288 blue gills, and that's no fish story, Tuesday the guest of Joan Hittle. home on North Meridian street.
|Title||The Greentown Gem - 1933-07-27|
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Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Popular Young Girl Auto Accident Victim; News From Boys In Cali. Camp; Mystery Of Who Killed The Goat; "Shocking Battle" Won By Locals
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Gem, July 27, 1933|
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