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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - February 17, 1921, Williamsport, Indiana Of so Ftp Jan is .50 per year end Worth More he review Republican leading paper of Warren county new series vol. 7, no. 19 Warui Lamport Indiana thursday february 17, 1921 j. H. Stephenson editor Rumor says goal s Parke county towns arb getting worked up Over the report. Attica daily Tribune a the various towns along tie Brazil do Olson of the c. Amp e. I. Railway Are very much worked up Over the Rumor that the Railroad is to be abandoned soon and scrapped. Since this Road furnishes their Only Means of rail communication with the world they Are already organizing to make a ii ghz against the abandonment of the Road and will Appeal to the Indiana Public service commission for Protection. The Clay factories of Mecca will be especially hard hit if the Road is abandoned. Agent Byers of the c. Amp e. I. Here puts no credence in the rumours that the Road is to be abandoned. Or. Byers stated to a representative of the Tribune Sonig time ago when the Rumor was first circulated that he had heard nothing of the matter and last week he reaffirmed his statement and asserted that he did not think there was anything to the Story. The Rumor if True would prove a serious disadvantage to Attica. While it is not much of a feeder for this City it employs quite a Good Many people and Many families would have to leave Attica if the Road was abandoned. The Road was built from Momence to Brazil in 1884. The Rumor seems to have Arisen from the fact to at stockholders of the c. Amp b. I., which has been in the hands of a receiver for a number of years recently made arrangements to Purchase the main line division running from Chicago to Terre haute but did not include the Brazil division or other branches of the c. Amp e. I. System. This let to the belief that the Brazil division would be scrapped but the local Railroad men have Little fear of this. The Rockville Tribune carries quite a Story on the proposed abandonment of the Road. It says what seems More than a disquieting Rumor comes from along the Momence Branch of the c. Amp e. I. Railroad to the effect that the Road is to be junked and discontinued. Our informant says that William e. Dee proprietor of the Mecca Clay works having heard of the possibility of the Road being abandoned went to new York and that the word sent Back by hir.1 was quite discouraging. At or. Dee s advice the citizens of Mecca held a meeting at which John Kern and Jacob Goshorn were appointed envoys to go to Indianapolis to enter a protest to the Public service commission of Indiana. The line know As the Coal Road was bought by the c. Amp e. I. Company several years ago for the avowed purpose of hauling the products of the Brazil Coal Field Over it to Chicago. In the mean time the c. Amp e. I. Had built a Branch Road from Brazil to Otter Creek Junction and could haul Over it or Over the Coal Road. In order to have Money it is said the company has been running the bulk of its Brazil Coal traffic Over the main line and now on the showing made by the lessened traffic on the Coal Road will abandon it. The importance of this Road to the people of Parke county served by it need not be stated to be understood. Mecca West Union and Tangier have no other Railroad connection and while this is not so vital a Factor when considered in regard with agricultural and merchandise transportation As it was before the Days of motor trucks it is a very vital thing to a place like Mecca. Or. Dee it is said will make an Effort to lease the roadbed from Melcher East to Montezuma to Rosedale to be mainline As a Spur of the Logansport Sion of the Vandalia line. What it Union and Tangier will do or do if the Road is to be junked is Noble magical. This Railroad first became a live Issue in Parke county fifty years ago when the railroads were being built or projected from everywhere to nowhere All Over the country. It was the principal cause of the panic in 1873, for the Money Public and private put into reckless Railroad construction ran into the hundreds of millions. This county voted a subsidy of. $200,000 for railroads the Quot East and West Road and the Quot North and South Quot Road being the Harding will take oath from Lincoln inaugural table Sta Points that foretell Prosperity when president elect Warren g Harding Steps Forward to take the oath of office in Washington. March 4, the Little mahogany table upon which will rest the holy Bible very Likely will be the source of a great inspiration to him. To fulfil the duties of his office with Quot Justice to All Quot it is the same Little table used first r j when Abraham Lincoln took oath a and the spirit of the great american is still there. Every president since Lincoln has taken oath from this Little stand except Taft due to last minute inaugural changes due to bad weather the stand is in Possession of Watson s Clark son of the Capitol architect the inserts Are of Edward b Mclean. Washington publisher chairman of the Washington citizen inaugural committee. And a snapshot of the Capitol Steps just As the Harding inaugural stand construction was started if you Are one of those blooms who think business is going to be dead with its attendant unemployment what do you think that the following facts foretell most of the billions of Liberty Bonds Are still in the hands of the mass of the people and they constitute an enormous buying Power. Hundreds and hundreds of millions that were annually spent in liquor will now be spent in general merchandise and the building of Homes. Everybody now recognize that our new banking system is a Rock of Gibraltar and that the Federal Reserve Bank will prevent any panic no matter what happens. As a result of the War the United states is by far the richest nation in the world. An impetus has been Given foreign Trade which cannot be lost anyhow not for Many years. National advertising has become a great Force so great that it will constantly and enormously increase steadying business and producing More business. The War standardized Many businesses with the result that there is much More efficiency in distribution. If All these facts do not foretell renewed Prosperity what in All conscience do they foretell beneficiaries. The county was literally seamed and gashed with Quot cuts and fills Quot for ii sides the two lines mentioned there were the roads that went through Annapolis and Bloomingdale. After Rockville lost the Oast and West Road the noi the and South project was revived and Everix after its past Adams township in 1ss4 voted a subsidy for the Quot North and South Quot Road which has been revived. It is said that a communication in the Rockville Tribune from John l. Clickner telling of an easy Way to Cross sugar Creek it the Mouth of Rush Creek was the cause of Rockville and Bridgeton losing a Road. It disclosed to the engineers the practicable level route it now runs Over and left Rockville Quot High and this however was neither the purpose of or. Clickner nor the Tribune both thought that the vexed question of crossing is Gary Creek would be an easier thing. Two years later the line was graded through the county and Early in 18s7 trains were run along it. 175 Indiana boys show they Are potato growers january weather Scalar to 1914 Bill. To make another judge. Senator a. H. Lindley of this county who also represents Warren i and Vermilion counties has introduced a Bill in the Indiana Senate to make two judicial districts of War a Ren and Benton counties. The talk in Warren county is that the Bill had its origin in the mind of Hon. Elem Stansbury sex attorney general of Indiana who expects to move Back to Williamsport and would be perfectly willing to serve As judge in the new circuit the Bill proposes to make out of Warren. When judge Rabb was serving As judge of Fountain Warren and Benton he said that one judge could easily hear All the Legal cases in the three counties and when it was proposed to Cut Fountain off from Warren and Benton and make a separate judicial District of it judge Rabb said there was no reason for it other than to make a Job for some Man who wished to be judge. Now it is proposed to Cut Warren and Benton in two and make another Job for some one who wishes to be judge and the people foot the Bill. Is it any wonder our taxes Are growing heavier a Attica Democrat. We believe Warren county has As much right to a separate judicial circuit As Fountain county and we do not understand what right the Fountain Warren Democrat has to Quot butt Quot into our affairs. Warren county Citi it Zens Are thoroughly cognizant As to what they want and need and believe they have As much right to a Home judge As Fountain county. Just to remind you Bro. Williams Quot people who live in Glass houses should never throw government figures show a surplus of More than one million women in England whose Only Hope of marriage depends on their migrating to other countries. One Hundred and seventy five Indiana potato club boys proved last summer that High yields Are not the result of Luck and the blame for failure cannot always be chalked up against Providence. While Farmers of the state were producing an average yield of around 90 bushels to the acre these boys were growing More than 120. They earned a total profit of $7,900 or an average of $.121 per acre which is excellent considering the High Price of seed fertilizer labor and All factors entering into Cost of production. All the potato club boys planted Early Ohio or Irish cobblers for the first crop and Rural new yorkers for the late crop getting their certified seed from sources recommended by horticulturists at Purdue University. They used methods recommended by Purdue and which have been found successful by hundreds of growers Over the state. The seed was carefully treated with corrosive sublimate solution for an hour and a half to Stop Scurf Scab and Black leg if any of in existed in the seed. The spuds then were Green sprouted so that at planting time each tuber had Tough Green sprouts ready to grow As soon As put in the soil. Early plantings were made As soon As the ground could be prepared in the Spring and the late plantings generally from june 10 to 20 in the Northern. And Central part of the state and As late As july 15 along the Ohio River. Level shallow cultivations were Given As this conserved the soil moisture and gave the roots More Opportunity to spread through the soil. Three or four applications of Bordeaux mixture were sprayed on the plants to Check blight tip Burn Etc. Arsenate of Lead was added in Case potato bugs appeared. At Harvest time each boy under the direction of the vocational teacher or county agent who was supervising the club selected from the Hill his seed Stock for the ensuing year. Some of the boys cleaned As much As ?200 and they Are planning the work on a More extensive scale the coming year. Chicago. Feb. 8.�?laymen who have been speculating on the comparative mildness of recent Winters Are informed by prof. H. J. Cox met ecologist in charge of the weather Bureau Here that last month s mean temperature of 32.4 degrees duplicates exactly the mean temperature for january 1914. With Only one other exception however it was the i warmest january since 1880, he said. Prof. Cox reports that the maximum january temperature in the last decade for one Day was recorded in 1909. On january 23 of that year the government thermometer in Chicago registered 65 degrees which is compared by prof. Cox with a maximum temperature of 5 6 on last january 21. To discourage what he described As a popular but fallacious belief that Winters have become appreciably warmer in late years. Prof. Cox cited figures on mean temperatures in recent decades. He pointed out that they indicated generally differences of hardly a fraction More than one degree proving no appreciable change in seasons had occurred. Quot when the weather Bureau in Chicago was moved from the auditorium to the Federal building Quot he said Quot we found that our instruments consistently averaged 1.6 degrees higher in their registrations. Just the change in our location affected them to that extent so it is Clear that the Small difference in mean temperatures for the last ten or More decades Means likes the funerals us Days the toll of the dark angei4 spares neither age nor youth but cuts Down the Quot ripened summer school at Purdue. Soldier sent to Hospital. Wilson Weidenheimer of Williamsport who is suffering from paralysis resulting from blood poisoning which he contracted while in the service in the u. Army during the world War went to Indianapolis thursday to enter the u. Hospital and for treatment. Or. Weidenheimer was sent there by or. A. R. Kerr of Attica who is examining physician for this us for Job plat Long. The annual summer school designed especially for teachers of vocational agriculture Domestic science and trades and industries will to held at Purdue University this year from june 9 to August 10, nine weeks. Instruction will be Given in teachers professional subjects academic lines agriculture Home economics trades and industries and physical education. The extensive laboratories of the University will be used for the instruction. Prof. Geo. L. Roberts will serve As Dean of the school. Wants paper in Wisconsin saturday we received a letter enclosing a Post office Money order for $1.50 from Wilber Nodurft of Wausaukee wis., for another year s subscription to the review Republican. Or. Nodurft says he cannot do without the old Home paper. He also states Scarlet fever and smallpox Are raging there and that potatoes were Selling at warehouses there for 39 cents per Bushel. The review Republican 1.50. Camp Grant feb. 6. 1921. Dear Mother How Are you i am All o. K. Clyde came Over this morning and we went Over to his Barracks for dinner. They sure put out the eats there pork chops Spud Beans celery ice Cream fruit salad and everything you can imagine. I will like it when i get with my outfit but believe it takes a Strong Constitution to pull through. There were fourteen in the Bunch i was in when we left Indianapolis. Six of us passed the examination one deserted in Chicago. Some of them think i am pretty Good sized. Don t worry about me i will get along for a year All right. Answer As soon As you get this for i maybe changed any time. I would like to be Home for a while this afternoon. With love to All Cecil Taylor. Camp Grant i. Never before in the history of West Lebanon and Vicinity has death exacted such a heavy toll in such a Short space of time As it did the latter part of last week. Six funerals were held sunday and monday a circumstance never known Here Bettie. Those who passed to their eternal rest were As follows mrs. Emma salts died at the Home of her daughter mrs. Allen Brenner Brooklyn n. Y., at Midnight wednesday february 2, from valvular heart trouble. Funeral services in the Christian Church under the auspices of the o. E. S., at 1 30 sunday afternoon Rev. Louis Hotaling officiating. Joel Routzahn died at his Home on South High Street Friday afternoon february 4, from rheumatism of the heart. Funeral services at the Home monday morning at 10 o clock under auspices of modern Woodman Lodge. Sermon by Rev. C. E. Beebe. Mrs. William Etnire died in a Hospital at Lafayette from effects of a fall on the ice. Funeral services at m. E. Church conducted by Rev. A e. Beebe. Monday afternoon at 1 30. Walter Eugene infant son of or. And mrs. Carl Bonebrake died at the family Home on Clinton Street saturday february 5. Funeral services conducted by Rev. C. E. Beebe were held at the Home monday afternoon at 2 30. Jessie Evelyn and Rose Ella Little daughters of or. And mrs. Herschel Groff died at the family Home near Johnsonville the latter thursday february 3, and the former Friday february 4, from a complication of whooping cough and pneumonia. A double funeral was held at the Home sunday morning at 10 o clock by Rev. Wallace Buck of Marshfield burial in the West Lebanon Lebanon Gazette. Advice to remember the Winter is drawing to its close but the past has taught us that the fag end is the worst for pneumonia Goldfe and like diseases. Caution the members of the family against spitting in the Home or in Public places. Provide a handkerchief. Even though it is cold weather do not become a keep in the open get All the fresh air possible do not Over clothe yourself exercise and there will be fewer colds and less pneumonia. Remember that it is during this a weather pneumonia increases. If you keep in Good physical condition you will be Able to More successfully combat coughs colds and pneumonia. Small Auto Accident James Miller who lives in Quot old town had an Auto Accident monday morning which luckily did Small damage and no one was seriously injured. James was driving up to town and when he got to the Charles High residence he lost control of the car and it ran into the curb and turned Turtle. James stayed with the car and luckily was not pinned under it but after the Accident a crawled from under the machine and with the assistance of passed by turned the car Over and drove away. Of course it was a Ford. Marriage licenses Ezekial French dead. Ezekial French died at his Home one mile Northeast of West Lebanon wednesday morning of last week after a few Days illness from a blood clot in the brain. He was 65 years of age and never married. Or. French leaves two Brothers Ross and Cornelius and three Sisters mrs. A. D. Murray of West Lebanon mrs. De. High and mrs. Sam Frame of this place to mourn his departure. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Louis Hotaling at the Christian Church in West Lebanon last Friday at 2 p. M., under the auspices of the masonic order of which he was a member. Tractor course opens. The second tractor Short course of two weeks started february 14 at University with a Good attendance of farm men and boys from throughout the state. A total of 36 took the Complete course of two weeks which ended february 12, and More than a dozen have already registered for the third course which starts monday february 28. The fundamentals of tractor operation Are taken up and those attending Are Given two weeks of intensive instruction in tractor operation repair care and similar Points. County clerk William Cowgill hag issued marriage licenses to the Foi lowing named persons since our last report Edward Smith and Ruth Gott both of this place. Robert e. Craft of Attica and Hazel Culver of Danville 111. Ralph Zufall of West Lebanon and Florence Headlee of Attica. Paul Brown and Hazel Wilson both of Attica. 75 Fri it growers take Short course the annual fruit growers Short course held at Purdue University february 7 to 11 attracted Between 65 and 75 commercial fruit growers from Indiana Ohio and Kentucky. Topics related to fertilization pruning soil management spraying Etc., were taken up and the growers were loud in their Praise of the work offered. Nearly 4,000 acres of fruit in the state were represented by the men at the course. That income tax. P. J. Wall Deputy collector will be in Williamsport at the courthouse on thursday Friday and saturday february 24, 25 and 26, 1921, to enlighten All those who pay income taxes. If you Are not sure you Are right you had better see Hellew Republican at . Liias a i a a t ,

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