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Greencastle Daily Banner (Newspaper) - August 23, 1939, Greencastle, IndianaTub a Kathke fair and Waikiki of Ltd a a a a tiie daily Banner t a a 0 f Aix the Home news United 1kess sekvk1 a 0o it it Waves for All a ume potty m yen Ukkel Castle Indiana wednesday Al Oist 23, no. 2 5 Gil i., no denounce a a new fact p appoint i n i s new aply ointments e and three leaves of absence Oha Teji Public by ii lil it Townsley elected by le3i0nn Aires i Quot iwo a w and de _ Shuit dealt of women s4lc� to a mias Ruth Robertson to be t a aaa Totaan latin professor a a Bloomington. Ind. Aug. 23 a up Kay Townsley state department commander of the american legion embarked today on a policy of americanism. Townsley was ejected unanimously i yesterday at the closing session of i the 21st annual four Day convention Here. Kis election was made unania i Nous at the suggestion of his opponent. George Huish. East Chicago publisher who withdrew from the contest when it became apparent that the swing was in Townsley a favo jail and residence to be open Kate Quot of a pit Raj Eisz a Inri rat a Ann in Depauw i a for the coming year Ocie an a need today by or w. M. Blanch Dean of the College ten new a Nomen to have been made three Vea of absence have been granted to afe returning from such leave i seven have received promotion Ank. Tie appointments Are As follows Leopold Liegel will lie assistant inspect still it tikes sri Kew not Senda v of 1 his Kek doors to be opened at a i to investigate Robl it or Slor will Iti formally us off Blush in spin cd Friday Alore comfortable than some Home Sii Skiff to visit ii ago with Fisher to find a a new angles Iron ski Feasor a woodwind instruments l. L director of the University band was a member of the music school ult at the University of wisc on last year. Paul Carter and i Kim now instructors in the English a Arment. Or. Carter received his i nth a last june Isom the University Figun up Babati where he held a teach-1 solid k. A y and a re for a Chicago aug. 23 up investigation of the Story of Harry s. Fisher 53, Indiana Metal refiner that he was robbed monday night of $10,000 in Cash by two men and a drug crazed blonde near Belvidere 111., turned to Chicago today. Sheriff Perry Bennett of Boon county Belvidere planned to visit Putnam county a $60.000-jail and sheriffs residence will have its formal opening for the inspection of the Public saturday and sunday of tins week. It will in formally and officially inspected Friday the group of men performing that necessary service being the members of the Board of commissioners of Putnam county with their representative on the con traction Job. Paul Heaney l. B. Utterback. Resident inspector for the Public works administration on the jail and residence and also on the Putnam county Hospital and the architect. Everett h Crabb of Indianapolis. These men will go Over the entire Structure eyeing the results of the work of the various contractors to determine whether their contracts circuit court note Thelma Gladys Schwomeyer la again asking for a divorce from Joseph Preston Schwomeyer whom she married in 1921. They recently separated. The couple have three minor children. Whose custody the Mother asks and she also asks $2.000 Alimony and $100 fee Fot her attorney Fred v. Thomas. The Uve in Cloverdale township. Coi m in. Transfer funds the Putnam county Council whose members met tuesday made the requested Transfer of funds which was their principal purpose in meeting. There was a total of $10,000 thus shifted most of it coming from the gasoline fund originally intended for Blackt lapping roads and going into other fun is some of them pertaining to wages of truck Drivers and other related purposes. May Complete work soon on h0spit\l wine or Baerg speak will at kiwanis alterations and work in older part xxx ill i a ire More time no opening Date Given or. Tler Leniek will a lost ills connection with pm \ with completion of All work a Lerty Chicago with Fisher today to in ves have been properly executed or not. The sheriff said Quot a new Indium la. I r y a a ii Al part <1 re ii \ y jia1 a Eil Aii a Nul. Exp it m 4 Velj i pm part r \ ice it. All. 3 a run Iri 1h Bonds int. R k9 Fellowship in English h. M 1 5. Degree from cent. In l m. A. Degree from la. I \ Kentucky. Mrs Kimu. .1 of Depauw with tiny �-l.is.-, it it a s .6 and last year was it la. In a sity of Iowa working i i his m s degree in English r. C. Cowan has in added t chemistry Depauli. M in actor. He holds Buth. \ i a a .1 d. Degrees from i i v Illinois where he v. Chemistry for the Las. I l irs. Or. Ray f. ,. Low at Columbia la i., y la in Haa been Appia a t the department of i a absence of or. T Yum who is on leave t a. I. I a Earch tat the sout a l 1. To Winokar s place h i t a it Arment will be tal., a i u Nona Welch for the. War. Dawson is a Grada a a i h the class of 10 it. Or. Tucker on i i expeditions into 11 a my. It i his pm. D. Degrat. F 11 a \ i n a sity. Or. Allen r. Ostran Iff. Wild will Quot instructor in the do pm tim it it it ology at the University of i. I i last year will join i la iwo it ology department in so to a a a i instructor. He re Ltd d irs p. S free from Hamilt a in �9. Hla m. S. Degn of f i in my sity of Wisconsin Ami in 1 is f ved his pm. D. Deg a a a we ish Ron University of St Lou is. A leave of absence i a gradual Idy has been granted to it l tvs Ligate he had held Fisher in the Winnebago county jail at Rockford 111. Since Early tuesday but released him late last night when Fisher promised to come to Chicago and submit to further questioning. Bennett said he would hold Fisher s automobile for Fisher is president of the Fisher Metal refining company of Valparaiso ind. He had told Bennett that i the men and woman had lured him j into Illinois on the pretence of Selling i him two carloads of scrap brass and i i Copper for $10.000 Cash. He met them at Rockford he said and they held j him up near Belvidere where the Metal was supposed to be. He Salt 1 they fled after the Holdup and left him stranded on a Highway two Miles East of Belvidere. Bennett went to Valparaiso yester conf i mini Ltd i mud Tito search for 11 ear old murderer juvenile delinquent Mel dramatically c alls himself a the Hare the inspection will include the i Structure itself of which Milo Cut Shaw of Akron this state was the. I contractor the plumbing and heat Jing installed by Hayes Bros. Indianapolis the electrical installation excepting lighting fixtures by the Frankhouse electrical company of Indianapolis and the steel work of the jail by the Stewart Iron works of Cincinnati. The lighting fixtures Are to be installed by Goldstein Bros. Indianapolis who have had some difficulty in getting their part of the work completed because of labor trouble. The original estimate of the Cost of the Structure including the jail and sheriffs residence was $45,454, of which the county was to pay $25 -000, covered by a Bond Issue and pea was to furnish its usual 45 per cent which. In this instance was $20 454. Then later the county made an additional Bond Issue of $14.000 for the same purpose which was to be covered by a corresponding Gran by pea because by that time Congress had restricted the expenditure of dwindling pea funds to a class of work which did not include jails. In addition to this total of $59.454, realized from county Bond issues and a pea Grant the county Council authorized the Transfer of an Addi i tonal $1,000 from one fund to another. To be applied on the jail Cost also. This raises the total Cost of the concert to feature child entertainer Patsy Ruth will on program thursday night Little miss Patsy Ruth Selvidge will Star on this week s concert program. Folks who Haven t had the privilege of seeing this Little entertainer have a treat coming thursday evening. The Grec Nestle municipal band believing Home Talent should be recognized. Take great pleasure in presenting these guest artists. The program for this week is As follows men of valor a Klohr. Debutante overture Myers. Trombone blues jewel. Let me Call you sweetheart Freidman. Acrobatic dance by Patsy Ruth Selvidge. Shrine of Liberty jewel. Intermission Carsley March Fillmore. Radiant overture Kiefer. Star dust Hoag Carmichael. In a Rose Garden Crosby. Inspiration overture Hayes. Rill Board Klohr l. I. Utter Lack. Representative of the Public works administration of the Federal government said today that the new Wing of the Putnam county Hospital which is b ing erected by spa assistance May be completed by the latter part of this week but that the alterations and other work in the older part of the Hospital building also covered in part but pea assistance will require some additional time. Miss , superintendent of the Hospital and the members of the Board of trustees have said they would like to have a sort of opening ceremony when All of the work in finished and the furnishings installed. But. This morning. Miss Milburn could not announce even a tentative Date for the opening. I utter Lack. So far As he now knows will close his connection with the Public works administration with the completion of the jail and sheriffs residence and the Hospital both of these Federal projects having been under his supervision. The personnel of pea is being heavily reduced because of the limiting of the funds available for their work and or. Utter Lack expects to be one of those whose work will come to an end. As he was among the later ones to he appointed. He has made Many friends in this Community during his residence Here which began last december. Lord receives 87 11 scholarship Kcal miss for to Hunt Birthplace Horace h Ooi a had not to Gre fms Astle for i years los Angeles aug. 23�? up the highways North of los Angeles were watched by state police and sheriff s deputies today for Richard Neva Truc Ture to nearly $61,000. Jensen a curly haired juvenile Delin the open House program for the quent who Mel dramatically Calls funeral Public Calls for the opening himself Quot the he was wanted doors of the Structure at 9 of his 13-year- old As the murderer pal. In ate yesterday Richard who at 14 vis associate profess of English has to Long record in juvenile courts j his place on the faculty will Bel turned by or. Morton h. Rapp a Iduate assistant at the University Iowa last year. Or. Rapp has his b. Degree from the University of Nois and his pm. D. Degree from 3 University of Iowa to addition to or. Yuncker and of. Davis a leave of absence a it 0 been granted to or. L r. Eck rat head of the department of Ilo Sophy who will take the first Nester for needed recuperation and it. Miss Marian a. Maxim has been pointed assistant Dean of women d director of Lucy Rowland Hall. 88 Maxim is a graduate of Oberlin urge and received her m. A. Degree 1 t june from Boston University. I e Wax assistant Dean at Eastern Nois state teachers College in 17-38. Miss Eleanor m. Putney has been v ded to the University Library staff a a cataloguer taking the place of is Kathryn Johnson she is a Grad a i the of Michigan state Normal col 1 re and received her degree in i try science at the University of i Chian. For the last three years e wan a cataloguer in the Library the University of Cincinnati. Miss Ruth Robertson resident and of Locust Manor. Wal also be Sostant professor of latin this to taught on the Depauw faculty few years ago in the department latin miss Jane c. Lauren. Who was Adu ated last june from the in. Rosity of Illinois has be n made in the department of phys 1 education while she pursues Aduarte courses on the it amps. Promotions in the a. Ult v include at of or. Giddings who will beast Frant to the Dean of men Ash Onil Bird on pair i Doi shouted to his Mother from underneath House Quot done to come under Here a. I be just killed Hilly Wil then he crawled out and peddled 1 away on his bicycle. His Mother rushed to the nigh of j ing Home of her a ones chum Billy j Williams and called Quot come Quick a Quot our boys have done something ter j Townsend signs of clock saturday morning to remain open until 5 of clock saturday evening. Sunday afternoon at 1 of clock the doors again will swing open for general admission and will be closed at 5 of clock sunday evening. After that admission to the jail will in most instances be by card so to awarded scholarship from Edw Ard Rector foundation for High average miss Verna Lee bergs. Depauw University Sophomore today became one of th1 Campus rarities a coed r i tor scholar miss Hoggs daughter of i. And mrs. V. L. Beggs of Elmhurst. Illinois received a $750 scholarship from the Edward Rector foundation for having made a higher Scholastic average her freshman year than any Rector scholar in the class. She led the class in scholarship. Returned to Greencastle after an 81-years�?T absence to look upon thi place of his birth. Horace b. Cooley of Danville Iii. Tues jpy had no idea where even to begin to look for the site of his Early Home in this City nor could he be criticised for forgetting where he had lived while Here because he was Only seven months old when he departed from this place. He had an idea he could find a Trace of the location of the property in which he begun life by consulting records of land transfers at the court House but he decided Thul was not feasible and after looking around the City awhile he returned in the Twenty years Tinl the rec to present Home in Dah Vule. 11 on i Liu if i Nat tto in Federal a Quot. Of Quot 1 1.571. Pro or i 1. Audij f to will make spa resources available in Indiana if disaster strikes audrid Eleonor to head Appeal salvation army annual Appeal set for August a a Ami so quota is $500 announcement was made today that audrid Fleenor commander of tor scholarship foundation has been in existence less than a half dozen of the More than 2.000 scholarships granted to Date have been held by a coed. The last girl to receive such in award was Lucy Ann Balch of Indianapolis who was graduated in 1937. Miss bees whose father is principal of the York Community High school in Elmhurst has been a marked student Ever since she arrived on the Campus. Bhe broke All Campus tradition by being elected president of the freshman class a position held to be the inalienable right of the male students she was elected to Alpha Lambda Delta honorary Scholastic sorority for fresh the american i Region has accepted men on the basis of her first semes Indianapolis ind., aug. 23�? up gov. M. Clifford Townsend a today announced he has signed a Quot disaster insurance a agreement with Federal officials which Quot would make the entire resources of spa in Indiana available if disaster the governor signed As sponsor of a $1,500.000 spa emergency disaster program which would release 60.000 w a workers for instant use in Case of flood storm fire earthquake or drought. This Aid will a. Available until june 30. 1940. Quot i consider this a Fine insurance policy against disaster a Townsend said. Quot and just like an insurance policy. I Hope that we will never have to use under the agreement the governor explained that he and John k. Jennings state spa administrator would prepare an estimate of the men and funds needed and ask Federal officials in Washington for apr Proval. It was understood that this w would be granted without delay. The chairmanship of the 1939 salvation army annual Appeal set for August 29 and 30. The quota for Greencastle based on the 10c per capita basis is $500 the funds Are used for the maintenance of stat�?~4 Homes and institutions operated by the salvation army serving Putnam county. Charles a metzer of the stat i salvation army Public relations Dent will assist Vith organization plans. Campaign Headquarters have been taken in the legion Home through the Courtesy of that body. Lois Arnold of the first citizens Bank and Trust company will Agabi serve As treasurer of the funds. Treasurer Arnold reports that $30 was raised last year toward the goal. The Campaign last year met with wholehearted approval of the chamber of Commerce d. A. R., kiwanis International and rotary. Teams were formed to represent various organizations find the same method will again be used. Last year More than 50 persons took an Active part in the drive. Ter a work. Despite her High Scholastic achievement she is far from being a Book worm but is Active on the Campus socially. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority Ami was chosen to represent Depauw in the state French contest in which she placed High. 2ft years ago in Greencastle or Cooley told a Banner report i that his father was Robert i. Cooley a Mechanic and Cabinet maker of Greencastle. Quot his work was always done right Quot was this songs tribute to the Long gone father. This son was born March 7, 1858, and he was the youngest of four children in tin family when they left Greencastle tin following october but four other children were born to the couple after they located in Illinois. Or. Cooley kept his remembrances of Greencastle fresh in his mind by his frequent conversations with Ai and Mel crows and Bob Black All of them former residents of this place who moved from Here to Illinois Al Crews to Charleston m 1 Crews to Areola and Bob Black to Areola also. Or. Cooley recalled that his Mother kept College boarders while living in Greencastle a bit of information which she imparted to him after he reached some years of age. President it i to Short seagoing vacation or. Gerhard Barg. Professor of German language and literature at Depauw University will to the speaker for the luncheon meeting of the Greencastle kiwanis club thursday noon the Gobin memorial Church. Or. Borg plans to discuss some of i he Facto a background und of the her nun Musaian non aggression pact which came As such a bomb shed in o european p. Ii tick just thin week. Being in lie fur Opo situation due to his a it Ilio i As a teacher of German. Or. Uaerg�?T8 remarks will be of a Polisi durable interest an i value in Umici Stan div the present european Maze of International politics. Err Liman week events vim Rimml Dean. Herbert Smith will address Rector scholars prof. Hinson to speak the program for freshman week activities at Depauw University has been announced by Dean g. Herbert Smith. New students will report on the Campus monday. September 11. The morning will be devoted to physics examinations which Are required of All students. Parents who accompany their children to the Campus will meet president Wildman at j o clock that afternoon Ami the official Welcome to the freshman class will 1h made at a mass meeting in Melmary Hall at 3 30 p. M. Assignment of the individual students to a faculty counsellor or advisor will follow this meeting and the remainder of the afternoon will be devoted to group meetings with such counsellors. Quot College night Quot in which the new students will be Given ail insight into the opportunities of the Campus both curricular and extra curricular is scheduled for the first evening on the Campus. Prot. Jerome c. Hixson of the English department wll speak on courses of study Depauw traditions and background. William Welch a senior from log amp sport will represent the student in Fly and talk on activities of the Campus that Jare open to freshmen. Tuesday of freshman week will find the new students taking their English placement tests having individual pictures taken for the University records and being instructed on the use of the University Library. Rector scholars will hold a meeting at 11 o clock and will be addressed by Dean Smith who is director of the Rector foundation. Students wishing to Plav in the University band or try out for the freshman football team will report the evening program will by largely social. Wednesday will find the freshmen taking their psychological examinations and completing physical examinations photographs Library instruction and other activities. Thursday is reserved for a final meeting with faculty counsellors and students will have their class schedules approved. Friday will i actual Rozij Traylon and payment of fees while saturday will be devoted to enrolment in classes with the entire schedule to be carried through i \ Twenty minute a us periods. Sunday s schedule will be Light with class room work and Lettun beginning monday september 18. Dol Auw is anticipating a freshman class of More than 500. Prepares to resist aggression i1amru.kl in plans to m Ake momentous speech to parliament among the teachers in the Grcen Castle schools the list published in Advance were miss Florence Earlic i miss Lela Walls. F. N Jones. Miss a leisurely fishing trip Beryl Sandy. Mis Ella Adams. Mrs. George Christy. Miss Susie Talbott. Miss Clara Hodshire mrs. E. R Bartley miss Etta Adams. Or and mrs v. M. Shirley went to Terre haute to attend the Terre haute Bloomington Ball game. E. A. Browning purchased a Dodge two passenger car. Flank Thomas is driving a new Monroe touring car. Aboard u. S. S. Lang. Aug. 23 up president Roosevelt Bora us of the european situation decided today to Cut Short his seagoing vacation and return immediately to Washington. The president cancelled plans for Down the Gulf Stream aboard the Cruiser Tuscaloosa on which he has Beer vacationing in Atlantic Waters. The Tuscaloosa will put or. Roosevelt ashore tomorrow morning at Sandy Hook n. J., whence he will Speed by special train to the capital. Mrs. Col pies at Russel i is us i bed it Home Efti k five months illness several survive Rev. And mrs v. L. Raphael have returned Home from u vacation trip through the South. Mrs Effi a Goff age 65, a lied at her Home in. Russellville tuesday evening after a live months illness. She was born in Montgomery county september 17, 1883. The daughter of David and Rebecca Wilson. She was married on february 26. 1903, to Jani m Gardner who died August 16. J923. Mrs. Goff was a member of the Russellville Christian Church she was married to Depew Goff. April 12. 1927. Who survives. Surviving in j addition to the husband is a 10-year old son. William David Goff one Sis ter. Mrs. Rachael Sutherlin and three a Brothers Ben Wilson of near Craw Fordsville. Clarence Wilson and Leslie Wilson of Russellville. Funeral service.1 will be held Friday afternoon at 2 of clock from the Russellville Christian Church in charge of the Rev. Hartling. Ships Rel it to Xian stations Henderson instructed to convey Xio huge i Rorn British government to Hitler bulletin London. Aug. 22 up police tonight circulated a notice throughout London ordering every build in to but ready tonight and nightly there after to blackout or extinguish All lights on an instant s notice. Washington aug. 23 up the state department today warn d american citizens against travelling to Europe. Acting Secretary of state summer Welles sail he understood that the american embassies in both France and Poland also have warned american tourists in those countries to return Home if possible. Berlin aug. 23 up the official German news Agency tonight reported that a German passenger plane in route to Danzig was shot at by polish anti aircraft butteries. The dispatch carried by the i. N. B. Agency from Danzig Sai l that the plane was in route from Tempelhof Ai drome at Benin to Danzig nod Koenigsberg. In East Prussia when polish batteries inside polish territory hut near the Danzig Frontier opened fire London. Aug. 23 up the British govern no. I in a supreme and unprecedented attempt to save the peace of Europe has sent a message to Adolf Hitler advising him that Britain is determined to did Poland and meet Force with Force it was announced officially today. The c Abinet made the decision lit its emergency meeting yesterday. Sir Noelle Hendery British ambassador to Germany was instructed to proceed from Salzburg and then to Hitler s Mountain Villa with tin message. As the revelation was made Here a German pro Pagan la ministry spokesman told the United press at Berlin Quot we Are not in position to do y tick report that Sii Neville Henderson has left Salsburg to see the fuehrer Al London aug. 23 up i at Britain mustered its men Money an i a Mac it Rhill today prepared to resist German aggression against Poland Quot to the As members of parliament converge i on la Ion for an emergency session tomorrow. Prime minister Neville Chamberlain anxiously awaited a Quot show Down report from Kir Wiliam seeds ambassador at Moscow on re la s exact position in View of its agreement to negotiate a non agg resale. Tre aty with Germany. On urgent instructions from la Ioie Ign office. Sir William had naked ill show Down at a one la or conference last night with Viacheslav Molotov russian Primor und foreign minister on the basis of his report Chamberlain planned to make a momentous speech to parliament tomorrow and to map Britain s diplomatic and Mit Itury strategy Ami tactics. British warships of the combined hot my and Reserve fleets were ready to Man Battle stations the North sen. Regular army and territorial troops engaged in Maneu vers of an unprecedented scope were ready for action British freighters that Dot the seven seas were hastening Home with cargoes of wheat Cotton foodstuff raw materials of All sort for a War time Reserve. Britain. It was disclosed continued in a our two a 0 it i it 0 0 o 0 0 0 0 0 0 today a weather 0 0 and 0 0 local temperature 0 0 0 00 00 00000 fair tonight and thursday except Cloudy in extreme South portion curly tonight cooler tonight Wurm thursday. Minimum 66 6 u. A. 7 a. M. 68 8 a. A. 70 9 a. Nit. 70 10 a. No. 74 11 a. M. 76 12 noon 7h 1 p. A. 70 2 p. M. 71 n
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