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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - May 26, 1921, Williamsport, Indiana Wahoo county of 1� leading Ofarren coir of a nil a series vol. 7, no. 33 Williamsport Indiana a a May 20, 1921 j. H. Stephenson editor our heroes Brave Beauty Ful services will by held at Community Hall j monday a join i memorial Day Cere nonies will be Heid in coins Utility Hall Williar sport Ludiana a p. M. On May 30th, by Bryant pose of the g. A. R. And Warren Post to. 259, department of Ludiana american legion. The following program will be Given at the Hall Post ceremonies by Bryant Post a of the g. A. R. And by Warren Post no. 25 9, department of Indiana a Merican legion. Music by Williar sport High school orchestra. Mer Coria address by Hon. Eie Stansbury. Selection by orchestra. Song by mrs. Edith Davis. Bere it ii Jon. Alter the ceremonies at Community Hall the local posts of the grand. Array of the Republic and the american legion will Hoid services a Hillside cemetery. This will be the nest time that local soldiers of tic Woi old War have Tatien part in these Fiji Elia ceremonies. A Arren Post no. 2-5 9 of the Ai Merican legion will provide a firing Annad and will hold heir services Over tiie grave of one of the boys who died Viciie sewing the Flag during the recent a orid War. Eff cig Adios passed by legislature to help prevent the stealing of autos Mck a says Grey age it press be \ to Vertise \ vet Vav jowl nou ask of each tvs a Elk or get to var a new Parol it Ina Fer. Men sore your Gey or attention. Soldiers and sailors of the world War birthday so al pulse it is requested and expected that a aii soldiers and sailors of the world War from Williar sport and Vicinity will Luin out in uniform for memorial ceremonies at Comrie unit Hal Vav Williamsport on May 30th this invitation is extended to every a Soldier and Sailor of Warren con nov. We will meet i the american a legion room a 1 o clock p. M. And March from there to Community Hall where the ceremonies vill commence promptly at 1 30. Bring your former buddies and friends. Let us make this memorial Day a real one. We can Only do so through the co operation of All those who served their country during the world War. Committee. A Parit at Talbot or. And mrs. John g. Heisser. Of Talbot. Ind., entertained informally thursday evening with a quot House dance quot in Honor of mrs. C. J. Anderson. Of Danville iii., a sister of mrs. Heisser. The Heisser Home was beautifully decorated and Schoenbeck s orchestra from Danville furnished the music. Dainty refreshments were served. Thos6 in attendance were or. And mrs. Steve Scanlon or. And mrs. Joseph Schindler and son or. And mrs. John Campbeli and daughter or. And mrs. Harry Garry or. And mrs. Prank Mathews or. Wayne Ander son or. Oliver Mathews and or. E. Ransom. Sunday ?.jay 15, being he 29i birthday of Virs. Frank equiv Prairie township friends and re Tives. About seventy in All Plantf and executed a pleasant Surprise of her. At the noon hour a Boun Teri dinner was served which was e Joyed by All. Those present we or. And mrs. Alf. Handley and offer ily or. And mrs. John Debord son mrs. John Taylor and . Mrs. Carl Hibbs mrs. A. W. Hlll mrs. Glen Boswell and son or. Or. Mrs. William Elliott and Farr. I grandma Dalton. Or. And mrs. Lin Debord and family. Or. And tier. R. S. Debord and family or. A. Mrs. Wallace Arehart or. And or. Arthur Arehart. Or. And mrs. Pc Kammien and family or. And or. Warren Simpson or. And mrs. In. Hamlien and baby. Misses mar Weidenhammer. Nettie Flossie an Dorcas Fink Frank Davenport a Davenport Ernest Fink Clarenc Liggett mrs. Viola Garrett an granddaughter of Kentucky or and mrs. Wiil Bottorff quot. Audre. Pride or. And mrs. Albert handle and family. One who was the e. Jud Yville victorious the quot Judy Ille specials base by i team came to this City last sunday ai5 i. Crossed bats with the Black sox of this City. At the end of the a Fani a a it was seen the Jud Yville boys Walt too much for our team As they Carris quot a away the Long end of the score of s to 16. W a staff quot it proved in report of the Alec i Accident last week in quot which we stated George Keister backed his car into the one driven by August Ditmar. Or. Keister states we were misinformed As he did not Back into . Ditmar. Should the american legion boys of the local Post have your co operation so fall in. fire saturday the fire department was called to the building formerly used by the City to store the fire department located by the Keister elevator office but now used by or. Keister As a storage room. The fire started in one Corner of the building in some Loose Straw and had it not been discovered in its Early stage would soon have made a bad Blaze As about two tons of Straw and an automobile was stored in the building at that time. The origin of the fire is a mystery As no one is known to have been around the building that morning. No damage was done. Methuselah club goes to Attica the following ladies of Williams port members of the Methuselah club were guests on Friday of mrs. Ida Coen of Attica mrs. Isaiah Smith mrs. Eie Stansbury. Mrs. J. H. Stephenson mrs. M. Donovan mrs. Jennie Hatton mrs. Frank Clark mrs. Jason Bowlus mrs. W. H. Stephens mrs. Henry Chandler mrs. We. Wilmer mrs. George stump mrs. Harry Evans mrs. Hoot and mrs. E. F. Mccabe and mrs Robert winks and miss Carrie Harbaugh of Attica. Drive for freight rate cuts makes lines timid Washington May 19.�?recent announcement by a group of building and Road material makers of a drive against High freight rates has delayed conferences with Railroad officials at which direct application for Relief was to have been made according to e. Guy Sutton one of the group and representing the National organization of Sand and gravel producers. Publication of the purpose of the material men following their Call on president Harding or. Sutton said had brought a flood of similar applications Down on railway executive and made them cautious about agreeing to conferences. For that reason the meeting of May 13 Between the shippers group representatives of the railway executives and the interstate Commerce commission wag not held he added and present plans Call for a More limited meeting Between the Road materials men and representatives of the Eastern carriers. American legion head i a ils to. Quarter the old Donovan drug store room i All Day and night. Sat woe re a urday May 28, 1921. I Varoj air iroi>9 a general Exchange j w no 1 s a Pic ice Cream cake and j festival and Many other thing a too numer i our to mention. Al Irav the wives and Sisters of w old the met Berj of Warren Post no. Í59, american legion. Bridge closed for repairs a Span of the old Wagon Bridge has been pulled out of alignment by a Guy rope from a Derrick used in the construction of a new Bridge at that Point and the Bridge was condemned sunday night and traffic stopped until temporary repairs can be made which will probably require the rest of the quot week to accomplish. It was reported Here Early monday morning a Span on the East end of the Bridge had fallen in which was an error. The wives and Sisters of the boys who Are members of Warren Post i 259 american legion having found out that the boys Are badly in debt have decided to give an All Day Exchange and ice Cream and cake festival As a Means to raise funds for the boys. The boys Are making a stand against Odds in trying to establish and keep going their Post Headquarters. Equipment and general expenses have been High. The task of putting the local Post upon a sound basis has been a burdensome one. The girls have come to the Rescue they should have your undivided support. All efforts should be made to Side track All other plans and engagements that their efforts May be crowned with Success. The debt of gratitude which we owe the boys for their heroic deeds in the dark Days of 1918 which can never be paid in full. But would t it be patriotic in Exchange for the valor of the boys both dead and alive if in consideration of All the Days they gave at a Dollar a Day with the privilege to be shot at to Boot that the citizens of Williamsport and Vicinity could give them saturday May. 28, 1921, As their Day and their s alone. For the purpose of blocking the theft of automobiles in Indiana a new Law which will be effective when the governor proclaims the new acts Early in june will require every motor vehicle to be re registered with proof of owner ship according to a statement is sued by a g. Lupton of Hartford City president of the Hoosier state automobile association. It is in i portent that owners of automobiles or other motor vehicles in Williams port and Warren county should in a de stand what the Law wiil require them to do. Quot this new Law is virtually an abstract of title Law quot or. Lupton states. Quot the owner must prove his ownership with an affidavit and for this purpose our association is cooperating with the Secretary of state in selecting registrar agent in every county of the state to make it convenient for owners to comply with the Law. A period of 90 Days is allowed after the Law is proclaimed. A fee of $1 is required to be paid the Secretary of state and the usual notarial fee of 25 cents is required in addition. The fee cr6&tes a perpetual Auto theft fund and pays for the printing and other expense required in putting the Law into elect. Fifty cents of this feg in for the abstract of title of deed and 50 cents is for a Small Flat aluminium she i waiving a celluloid face v7hich will contain a i in in t of registration. This Container must a i tried in the Driver s Compart Maui of the car and remain there a penalty being provided for operating a car without this. This card bears the signature in Ink of the owner. Quot tiie certificate of title itself is to be retained by the owner in a Safe place just As though it were a deed to a piece of property. The Law specifies a Fine of $500 and two years imprisonment As a minimum penalty for Selling an automobile or buying such car without at the same time transferring the certificate of title which must be assigned by the owner personally in Ink and the signature must correspond to the signature carried in the car quot dealers Are not required to Register new cars but used cars must be registered although there is no expense to the dealer in this respect. Quot for forging or altering a certificate or registry card the minimum penalty is $1,000 Fine and five years imprisonment. Quot the new Law is very strict in requiring an accurate engine number and accurate serial number. For this reason the Hoosier state automobile association is assisting the Secretary of state in selecting dealers and reputable service men in All county seat towns and in other principal towns of the state since they Are prepared to Supply this information quickly and accurately. Severe penalties Are stipulated for operating a car having a mutilated Engina number or deliberately mutilating or destroying same quot motor car owners will receive from the Secretary of state in a few Days a copy of the new Law and an application Blank for registration. At the same time an offer is being made to every automobile owner in behalf of the Hoosier state automobile association to this effect. If the Auto owner is not a member of our organization but is willing to join us in our work for Good roads better marked routes More protective legislation and other advantages our association will pay the state fee of $1 on receipt of the car owner s application for membership and Check to cover the year s membership thus for the regular rate of $11 the new member benefits immediately to the extent of having his $1 registration fee paid and he has a whole year s membership in addition. Quot our association has been working for Twenty years for the Benefit of All automobile owners and we have accomplished much in the quot Way of Good legislation. We have 32 8�ospecied fire my self Henry a. Prickett alleged to have fired Home dead in Attica j saturday s Lafayette journal i courier says quot fearing arrest h. A. J Berti Prickett 50 years old pm main highways most of them Well marked and have three Crews now remarking some routes and completing other routes. Our danger signs and warnings Are seen frequently. This work costs us much Money and this Money Flora membership dues alone. Another postal order issued by department Washington May 23.�?"preseata-tion of petitions together with personal recommendations for candidate for appointments As postmasters ill be unnecessary. There Are no object oils to such recommend a tid iii after Swami actions have been held and tiie eligible list has been built up by the civil service commission and presented to this department for its the department farther announced that postmasters of the first second and third class who were regularly appointed and confirmed by the Senate will not be disturbed during the term for which they were appointed except for cause. The custom of appointing acting postmasters where an emergency is created will it is announced be continued. No change in the status of fourth class postmasters under the executive order have been made the department says except those necessary to harmonize the methods of selection for appointment with those of the lower grades. This Means that in the Case of fourth class postmasters the Choice for any office will be made from the first three on the eligible list the method that is now followed under the civil service Law. V 182,987 persons at tip need institutes a total of 449 Farmers quot institutes were held in Indiana during the past season according to a report of prof w. C. Latta Farmers Institute specialist for the agricultural Extension depart Merit of Purdue University. The meetings started in november and ended in March. The average attendance this year was 407 which makes a total of 182,937, which is third larger than any previous year. The Institute at Harlan Allen county leads the state in membership with 441, Westfield Hamilton county is second with 403 and st Joe Dekalb county is third with 352. Institutes were held in every county of the state and All reports indicate that they were the most successful Ever held. An old Book James King of near Independence is the owner of an old German Bible which was formerly the property of mrs. King s father and the Book has been handed Down for two or three generations before. The Date of publication printed on the Book is the year of 1797, which indicates the age of the Book at 124 years. The Book is about five inches thick covered with a wooden Back which is covered with leather. I played As a clerk at the j. P. Grove j grocery on Kossuth Street fired a Bullet into his brain from a .22 calibre Rifle. The tragic happening occurred at the Home of Prickett s Mother. Mrs. George Ryerson at the fool of Washington Street in Attica Friday afternoon at 1 40 o clock. W. G. Scherer Sun Erlsten Deus of police and Captain a. G. Eversole had driven to Attica to take Prickett in custody for Savesti Littion. He in a bedroom at his Mot Ner s Home and when he saw the Lafayette Osi cers Stop their automobile near the House he seized the Rifle and shot himself. The Bullet entered the head near the left tem pie. I Captain. Eversole weat to tha j Ioor of the Ryerson Hogue Aud inquired for Prickett mrs. Pyerson the aged Mother said her son waa i in to >8 bedroom Aud quite ill. She did not want the officers to disturb him but they insisted. When they pushed the door to the room open they discovered Prickett lying on the floor. Blood was gushing from his Mouth and the wound on lie if Side of his head. He was apparently dead but still Lis i i he Rifle which was clasped in both hands and lying across his Chest. A a the of Sci of a detected a a a lat pulse beat and Walter p. Clark of the journal courier staff who had accompanied them to Attica summoned or. J. A Burlington. Blood had begun to clog in Prickett s Throat by he time the physician arrived and it with great difficulty that to could breathe after a careful Examina Tiou of the wound. Or. Burlin Tori. Said it was doubtful if Prickett would recover. The Bullet Tore a jagged wound in the head and ranged upward and backward penetrating the brain. Prickett was unconscious when found by the police officers and during the afternoon his condition gradually grew weaker. Heard son far following the excitement mrs Ryerson told the officers she had just started to the bedroom when Captain Eversole appeared at the door. She said she was in a rear room a id heard her son fall to the floor and started to investigate. The arrival of the police officer at the door prevented her from making the ghastly discovery. She also stated she did not hear the. Report of the Rifle when it was discharged. This is accounted for by tha fact that he window in the bedroom was closed also the door. The fact that mrs. Ryerson heard her son fall just quot As the police arrived caused the officers to believe Prickett saw them from the bedroom window and attempted to end his life rather than to be arrested. According to mrs. Ryerson her son arrived at the Ryerson Home about 10 o clock having driven there in a Ford car which he owned. He complained of being sick and sat on the bed and in a chair for quite a while. He had just gone into the bedroom according to the aged woman a Short time before the officers arrived. The Prickett family moved to la Fayette from Ambia two years ago Prickett who is 48 years old was formerly in the grocery business in Ambia he was born in Attica. His first wife died some years ago and four years ago he married mrs. Shields of Lafayette. She left Hira two weeks ago after a Long period of Domestic trouble and he seemed to Brood Over his had artery Cut indications Are that this will be an excellent year for the raising of everything except wages. Thursday afternoon of last week quot Robert seals of this place while working on a tractor near Pine Village had the misfortune to Cut an artery in his left wrist. As soon a the Accident happened he jumped into his car and drove to this City for medical attention. When he arrived Here he was very weak from loss of blood but soon had the wound Dreas de. He is getting along nicely now

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