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Greencastle Daily Banner (Newspaper) - May 23, 1939, Greencastle, IndianaTo ? the weather settled and cooler a the daily Banner a it Waves for ally a q United i Ress service All the Home news 0 a. I. To. I i a 00 forty Indiana tuesday May 23, 1939. No. 187 Vil train los toward the in cities committees United to assist with Flowers d through mining and Job Kurland regions of Ontario Ptons await couple arrive in Winnipeg wednesday Vine hour tour King will Jeuda isl to entire Empire Ard Royal Pilot train site. May 23 up the Royal carrying King George Ami Elizabeth rolled Westward Eli the mining and Timberland j of Ontario today toward the cities of port Arthur and fort Jor receptions awaited the couple at both cities. However mile journey from Toronto they were greeted yesterday Onne quintuplets gave them an Unity for comparative relax a or an almost continuous series options and Royal functions they arrived seven Days ago at Royal train left Toronto at. 6 Cost. Dark Ilesa had fallen so through Muskoka one of great Holiday playgrounds of and their majesties missed Hanco to see the Section. It was a mid Gilt when the train passed a winding route Laid out years by indians explorers Voyageur a trailers in the mining country Sudbury and great expanses of Irland beyond. Royal couple will make a Tente Stop at 12 25 p. M at Leber on the Edge of Lake Supor by will descend to the station orm and receive the Reeve of the municipality and Hia wife. The will be presented with a Boulter seventeenth of the tour a half of the Village s 1,000 Citize i p. M. Tile train will arrive at Arthur great exporting Center Antral Canada. Their majesties leave the train to the Royal of 21 guns and be greeted by t Cox. The party wih motor to wll Liuni where mayor Ross and quote will be presented the Royal will leave fort William at 5 30. For Winnipeg where it is filed to arrive at 10 30 a. It. Essay. Ire the Royal couple will make a hour tour and the King will a a broadcast to the entire in similar to the Christmas broadcasts made by his father George v. Was estimated that More than 000 persons have caught a be of their majesties since their >1 it was noted that the Queen changed her ensemble 18 times the Start of the rail journey saturday. Was wearing a Light Blue end hat yesterday when the Tuples held court for her and King and took them in hesitate into their childish affection Little girls naturally an l of their idea embraced the Queen and anted smacking kisses on her Quot As in Sharp contrast to Toron inception for the King and Queen had been held a few minutes in the parliament building latter was marked by Awe and d iinlliiui.,1 a a a a i mar two families pledge to Church Budge 1 office of Gobin memorial a it list Church was the scene of 1 activity yesterday and last As Many people were in to their pledge to the Church for new Church year and last night of ricers returned making Enthus reports of the evening s Visita at 9 00 o clock last night 171 ins had pledged to the budget interesting feature about the rent team capt is last night a hat practically every family in need made a pledge to the h. There was a decided increase any pledges Over last year. The pc per pledge so far this year 5.33. Workers will cont nue their g throughout the week from to 9 00 . There Are 322 fam-10 he seen before the end of the 11 has been suggested that away from Home when the c visitors Call will be rendering a a while service by leaving their e at die Church office. The aloof the finance committee this Quot every member working member the final re of the canvass will be Given by captains next sunday morning o clock in the Assembly room administration building. Committees from the Spanish War veterans auxiliary and the american legion auxiliary Are invited to join with members of the woman s Relief corps to arrange the bouquets for memorial Day sunday morning at the american legion Home or at the fire department. Anyone having Flowers for the bouquets to be used o n soldiers Graves memorial Day May 28, Are requested to leave them at the Amer can legion Home or the Green Castle fire department sunday morning before 10 o clock or Call 72i-m, 129 or Rural 17f12. Woman s Relief corps. A death defying Ltd Driver to appear w. A. Steele announces appearance of col. Hensel on thursday w. A. Steele of the Greencastle motors incorporated announced today that col. Ray Hensel. Nationally known Hollywood stunt Driver and dare Devil of the movie world will present a a death defying a series of stunts in Greencastle on thursday afternoon. The per fora a Nee will take place on the Norih a Ide of the Square. Col. Hensel presented his program of stunts in Greencastle three years ago and All indications Point toward a greatly improved and varied entertainment. The Driver uses a Stock Model 1939 Chevrolet deluxe town Sedan and will put it through fuelling tests Al evens to celebrate anniversary or. And mrs. William evens now live in Cloverdale n. Invite friends to Call two sons and to Weir wives will be present Friday to take charge of the anniversary events four uninjured in w Reck South of Cloverdale Sun. Most Belond imagination. One of his stunts is a Brake test using an a of a in changes in Greencastle since or. Ami mrs. William n. Evens of Cloverdale themselves the parents of two newspaper men and thus Well acquainted with a newspaper Many a manners and methods talked freely to a Banner representative at their Home monday afternoon concerning the background of their Gollen wedding anniversary which they and their sons will observe this coming Friday. The sons Are Roy c. And Frank o., owners and editors of the daily messenger published at Mayfield by. These two hewed out a new Trail for an evens when they engaged in newspaper work for none of their immediate Kin have had that adventure. But they have a a arrived a and have established themselves in a Niche of their own in the Hall of newspaper Fame. Naturally their father and Mother let quite a bit of Pride impregnate their voices As they spoke of them and what they Are doing. Or. Evens senior born july 2. 1863, in Shelby county. Illinois the son of Janies Evens Farmer and school teacher has lived through quite a bit of important history of a National state and county character but most interesting was his account five Spencer people escaped serious injury about 7 30 of clock sunday night when the car in which they were Riding figured in an Accident two Miles South of Cloverdale on state Road 43. Blinded by the lights of an oncoming car v. C. Thomas Driver of the Spencer car swerved to the left across the Road in front of a car driven by Otto e. Dunn of Indianapolis who crashed into the Side of the Thomas car. Others in the car with Thomas were his wife and or. And mrs. Lloyd Ault Ami daughter. All suffered slight bruises and Shock. Four other people in the car with Dunn were uninjured although both cars were nearly demolished. Civil War Veteran to be honoured Samuel Hartley will be guest of Honor at memorial Day Energises knows names of comrades waa but 17 meant old Whan a ran away from Home of father to enl lat in the army electric Eye and a Dummy. The electric Eye is placed so that when the car Breaks the Light beam the Dummy is released and Falls into the Street in the path of the oncoming car. This resembles a child running unexpectedly into the Street. This is Only one of col. Hensel a Many stunts. Each stunt demonstrates some safety feature of the car. And most of them Are performed without touching the steering wheel. The general Public is cordially invited to attend this educational and entertainment feature thursday afternoon on the North Side of the Square. The performance will last about 55 minutes and a safety talk will be delivered by col. Hessel. Submarine sinks bulletin Portsmouth n. H., May 28.�? announcement was made today of the sinking in 240 feet of water 10 Miles South of Here the u. S. Submarine Squal is with about 60 officers and men on Board. Divers were Wishod to the scene of Hie Accident from Here mid others were flown from Hie Navy Yard at Washington to Aid in the Rescue. Grade 8uhooln will hold track events the annual track events for the Grade schools will be held at Black Stock Field at 8 45 o clock wednesday morning. The boys and girls under 11 years of age will compete in the various events which will include dashes sack races baseball throws High jumps Broad jumps and other similar athletic events. The parents of the children Are cordially invited to attend these events county legion Post nominate officers will be elected at next meeting june 12 met monday night nominations for officers for the coming years were made by the Putnam county Post of the american legion at its regular meeting monday night. They will be elected at the next meeting. June 12. Those nominated were As follows for commander. Fred Pease audrid flee nor and Morris Crawley. Vice commander Cecil Brown dry R. Williams and h. E. Edwards. Adjutant. John Cartwright Roy Thomas and Eddie Buis. Finance officer. I wrench Crump. Frank Stoessel and Algin e Moore. Sergeant at arms Cecil Barnett. W. S. Donner and Albert l. Dobbs. Chaplain Edward Coffman Perry Boswell and r. E. Brown. Historian. C. C. Tucker. Service officer w. S. Donner. G. D. Rhea and c. C. Tucker. Executive committee. R. W. Ver Milum. Edward Coffman. C. C. Tucker W. Hallowell Walter Wamsley r. E. Brown. John Cartwright and w. S. Donner. He moved Here in 1866. At. That time the Only College building waa the old West College removed from the face of the Earth some time ago. He recalled the difficulties experienced in completing the present East College containing Meharry Hall because of the shortage of Money. A they ran out of Money before they got it he said a and i remember they had to Board up the windows because they buy the window the evens Home in Greencastle was on Bloomington Street just South of the present Ashton residence. His father died there in october of 1867, leaving the wife and seven Small children. There were six girls and one son the latter being William h. Only one of the girls lives. She is mrs. Mabel Russell of Louisville by. Or. Evens was a Youthful but intensely thrilled Spectator of Green castles two big fires. He remembers the old female Seminary which stood where the former College Avenue Church building now stands. He moved to Cloverdale fifty years ago. August 20. 1889, and carried on the tailoring Trade having Learned it under r. Turner and b. F. Hays in Greencastle. Warren Pickens now past 90 years old. Is the Only living Man in Cloverdale who was in business when or. Evens started the tailoring shop. Now or. Evens is manager of the Telephone Exchange in Cloverdale a business which he started himself 45 years ago. He bought a Little discarded switchboard from Ewing Mclean and developed a thriving Exchange from that Small Start. He sold the business rather recently but manages it for the present company of owners. % mrs. Evens will to 74 years old her next birthday which is june 2. She was the daughter of or. And mrs. Hiram Moser who then lived about three Miles Northeast of Cloverdale. She has one brother w. M. Moser living in Jefferson township. She and or. Evens were married at the Moser family Home the ceremony being performed by a Young preacher who was a student at de Pauw. Asked if there was a crowd at the wedding she replied a there was a Yard not Many of them Are living now she said. This preacher was Charles Telford Erickson graduated in 1891, who became a missionary to Burma and Albania and a Captain in the american red Cross during the world War. The two sons of this couple and their wives will be at the family Home for the anniversary Observance. Friday and they Are taking charge of the event not even the parents knowing just what the program is to be until the children announce it. However. Or. And mrs. Evens told the Banner Man that they will be deeply pleased to have their friends from everywhere Call on them during the afternoon Friday. There will be no formal hours so far As they knew. Incidentally. Or. Evens father. James Evens was a brother of co Subuh of run to i Roosevelt in fighting speech address before Small merchants monday night Renews controversy Washington. May 23 Ltd president Roosevelt s fighting speech before the retailers National Foum reaffirmed new Deal spending Relief. And Tivix policies so emphatically that it stimulated speculation today on whether he would be a candidate for a third term. Or. Roosevelt revealed he has abandoned Hope of a balanced budget in his second administration and told the retailers that he and the now dealers were the True conservatives while opposition groups were the Radical gamblers with the nations safety. Partisans he Sai i were scaring Well fed parents with warnings that their grandchildren would have to pay the increased National debt and he charged that the republicans were a merchandising Honor by their Effort to make this a National debt a certainly this is not As alarming a or. Roosevelt said a was telling parents who Are already starving that an untrammelled business set up will provide their grandchildren with food in 1989. Yet this is what the Radical gamblers of business and politics might have to say if they put their theories into practice next year. A reasonable internal debt will not impoverish our that reference to the 1940 presidential election coupled with the brisk Challenge to conservative plans for tax revision and Economy raised immediate speculation whether the president had determined in his own mind that a Compromise half new Deal half conservative democratic 1940 candidate would not do. Under those circumstances Many poppy Day coming political observers believe it would be necessary for or. Roosevelt to seek renomination himself because of the general doubt that he could dictate the nomination of any of the 100 per cent new dealers among the White House political Circle. A you cannot expect this administration a he said a to alter the principles and objectives for which we have struggled the last six defending deficits and the National c ont Nueil on in ii to Irreg Truc k tax tags to go on Sale thursday the Bureau of motor vehicles is now prepared to accept applications for payment of the truck tire tax. The Sale will open thursday mrs. Mcferran states. This fee is payable upon trucks buses House cars tractors Semi trailers and trailers. All of the fees collected from the Tiro tax go for building and Upkeep of roads. Weight and High pressure tires Are the principal cause of Road damage. Government figures show that 40 per cent of Road Cost is due to the presence of the heavier vehicles. It has been shown that were the roads built for passenger cars Only the Cost would be reduced almost one half. So it is but fair that the vehicles which cause the extra damage pay their just share. A guest of Honor at the memorial Day exercises at Forest Hill cemetery. Next sunday afternoon will be Samuel Hartley residing in Greencastle at 713 South Locust Street who is the sole survivor living in Putnam county of the nearly four thousand men from this county who participated in the civil War. The other Day he was somewhat vexed with himself because he could not get past a a King in calling the Roll from memory of has company in the first Indiana heavy artillery. Usually. He said he could name All of the enlisted men of the company without faltering but. Lately he has begun to feel his 97 years. However Only a few Darys before in talking to Ernest Stoner son of Payne Stoner who was a company mate of or. Hartley the latter went through the roster without hesitation much to the Surprise of or. Stoner. It would seem to be a considerable feat of memory three quarters of a Century after he ceased to hear the Roll called every Clay but or. Hartley said he heard it so often in the service that he help but remember it through All of these years. Or. Hartley talked with much sentiment of his former Comrade the late a a preach Hillis of Limedale who stayed by his Side six months caring for him in a Hospital at new Orleans when or. Hartley was desperately ill at the close of the War. Or. Hartley was but 17 years old when he ran away from the Home of his father Mack Hartley Here in Greencastle to enlist. He was a student in old Asbury at that time. But the father went after the son and brought him Home again that time. Not King afterwards Samuel ran away again to join the army this time in company with a number of other Putnam Young men who formed the nucleus of company e. 21st Indiana infantry. This time his father let him stay. The infantry company was afterwards made a unit of the first artillery and As such the members fought through the War. William Skelton was Captain. James Hamrick first lieutenant and or. Hartley was orderly sergeant until later. Hamrick became Captain and Hartley second lieutenant. The first artillery was at Newport news and other Eastern Points for some time but was sent Down into Louisiana. They served at several important foils in the Vicinity of new Orleans and were there when the company was mustered out wit i other commands. Or. Hary remained there in the Hospital recovering from his serious sickness. He was in the service three years and four months. Or. Hartley was Deputy auditor under his father. Mack Hartley and Farmed later. Now. He depends entirely upon his devoted wife to ease him Over the Hill and is Content to hear the news of the Day. To recall old times to friends who drop in. And he rejoices because he is As Well As he is. He says. Topples. Americans Flowers of remembrance for its world War dead will be brought to everyone in our Community on poppy Day saturday. May 27. By an off Cir Nutly organized co rvs of woman volunteers. Completion of poppy Day organization was announced today by mrs. P. O. Canary. Puppy chairman of Putnam county unit of the american legion Aux Miary. All women who have volunteered to distribute poppies have been ass Ned to teams and each team has been Given a specified location in this City. All parts of the City will be covered so that everyone will have an Opportunity to Wear a poppy in Honor of those who gave their lives in defense of democracy in 1917 and 1918. Said mrs Canary. Each team will be in charge of a capita a who will direct its activities during the Day. Team captains will be appointed by mrs. Canary. Halifax returns to meet Cabinet to consider negotiations to bring Russia into Quot Security front High court hands Down ruling Mon. Issue raised in teacher tenure Case in Putnam court Over ruled teacher won 84,800 Here ruled that tenure teacher has no right to sue for services never actually Given London. May 23.�?< up a Viscount Halifax foreign Secretary is returning to London from the league of nations Council to attend a Cabinet meeting tomorrow on negotiations to bring Russia into the British French a Security front a it was Learned today. It was expected that after the meeting. Great Britain would propose to Russia 1�?a defensive Alliance under which Britain France and Russia would agree to joint resistance of an attack on any of the contracting nations. 2 a three Power agreement for Mutual Aid in repelling any attack on any state adjacent to Ger Liany provided that the state concerned resists the attack and invites support. 3�?a three Power pledge to consult regarding action in resisting aggression against any european country not immediately adjacent to Germany bul whose Independence is deemed of indirect interest to the contracting parties. There has been much confusion regarding negotiations with Russia. This confusion has not been entirely dissipated. But the fact is that it is taken for granted now. That Russia with its army of men. Its great air Force Ami its big secret submarine Fleet will be brought fully into the British French unti aggression bloc. Further government spokesmen insist that prime minister Neville Chamberlain is now prepared to enter a real military Alliance with Russia. This idea has been submitted to the polish and rumanian governments for their comment. The Cabinet at its regular weekly i i a on 11 mini on i twice two 20 years ago in Greencastle mra. Mary Mathias waa Leader of the program for the woman Scircle at the presbyterian Church. Dona i Mclean went to Indianapolis to bring Home a Ford car for the King Morrison Foster Agency. A Mary Pickford picture Quot Hula from was to be shown at the High school. E. A. Browning grocer featured his Grapefruit at two for 25 cents in his advertisement. Corporation file big damage suit Republic steel corporation says it is result of a Little steel Quot strike Cleveland. May 23 it up it a Republic steel corporation announced today that it was filing a $7.500.000 damage suit against the Congress of Industrial organizations the steel workers organizing committee John l. Lewis. Philip Murray and others As a result of the Quot Little steel strike of 1937 the company charged that its loss of business and extraordinary expenses resulting from the strike had coat it $2.500.000. It ask threefold damages As provided by the Clayton anti Trust act. It named almost 700 individual strikers and Union officers in Cleveland Youngstown Warren Niles. Canton and Massillon Allin Ohio a defendants. Marriage License h. Everett Miller to Helen Smedley. Both of Brownstown. Quilts chatter about their trip crowds were out to see five Little girls at every station Callander. Ont., May 23. A up1 the Dionne quintuplets were up at their usual hour today Chat ing excitedly about their trip to the City the automobile train and elevator rides and the King and Queen they met in the parliament building at Toronto. Although the trip Home had kept them up to 9 p. In. Two hours past their bed time the y were still wide awake when they reached the Dafoe Hospital their Home. They regard All Homes As a hospitals a though not in the accepted sense Yvonne remarked that they had been at the a a King a every station on the homeward trip crowds were out to see the five famous girls who never before had been out of their Hospital. At Dan Forth. Two chinese boys about eight the Indiana supreme court handed Down an a Pinion monday in which to Issue raised in a teacher tenure Case tried in the Putnam circuit court was Over ruled. The Indiana court ruled that a tenure teacher has no right to sue for services never actually Given in cases where school authorities have refused their contracts. The teachers Legal remedy is a suit to obtain a contract to teach rather than to sue for damages the court held. The teacher tenure Law. The court held does not require that the teacher be kept in the same schoolroom at the same salary but that the school authorities have right to promote or demote so Long As it is done in Good Faith. School officials May adjust teaching staffs to meet current needs and still comply with provisions of the tenure Law. The ruling was made in connection with an Appeal of the lost Creek school township Putnam county against Ivan York former High retool principal. He Hail taught in the school the five years required to become a tenure teacher and beginning in 1931. Had tendered his services for teaching and had been refused by the school officials. In the Putnam circuit court the teacher was awarded damages of $4 800 and the township filed its Appeal with the supreme court. The ruling of the High court came As a Surprise As it reversed their former rulings in which they held that the Only recourse a tenure teacher had was to file suit for damages where a contract had been denied. Indiana lawyers for the past several years have been following the supremo courts rulings in these matters and the decision of judge Gillen it was said in this Case was in line with former decisions of the state court. Now their interpretation is along a different line As outlined above. Daughter of former Bain Ridge couple Dies Little Maxine Huffman 5 year old daughter of or and mrs. Morris Huffman of Rossville. Former residents of Bainbridge. Died tuesday morning at the Riley Hospital in Indianapolis. Following a ten weeks illness of rheumatic Caritis. The body was brought to the Sands funeral Home in Bainbridge tuesday morning and was to be removed later in the Day to the Home of John Huffman Grandfather of the Little girl. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Ford commercial cars Here tuesday a unit of Ford commercial cars stopped off Here tuesday morning a is guests of the King. Morrison p Oster co. They paraded around the Down town District and had Majiyu interested persons who inspected the various units which included All kinds of trucks and commercial cars. It afforded a prospective buyer the oppo Unity of seeing the trucks in action. Included were several school bus bodies in charge of Elmer Blue and in jul Frederick salesmen representing this Vicinity. Scout notice e boy scout troop no. 43 will meet of the Gobin memorial Church thursday at 7 p. M. All scouts Are requested to be at this in it Octant meeting. Amp today a weather a a and a 0� local temperature a years old were a Mong the spectators a a a a a a a they had inquired of several bystanders which car of the quintuple special the girls were in and getting no satisfactory answers were sitting dejectedly on the platform Fence when police inspector Frank Creasy saw them and directed them to the last car. There the quintuplets were lined in front of a window waving to admirers. The two boys and five girls gazed at each other wide eyed for a moment then grinned and waved cheerfully to one another. Or. Allan Roy Dayoe. The girls physician guardian. Said they had taken the trip unsettled tonight and wednesday probably local showers or thunderstorms cooler in Central and North portions tonight and in contral portion wednesday. Minimum. 62 6 a. M. 68 7 a. M74 8 a. A. 78 9 a. A. 81 10 a. M83 11 a. To. 86 12 noon. 88 1 p. A. 89 2 p. M89
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