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100 Years Ago
|95 YEARS AGO: A group of North Vernon businessmen would gather almost every Wednesday afternoon in 1925 at this location that is now the west side of Tripton Park. This photo was taken on June 10, 1925, by Otto White. Thanks to Helen Fox for sharing it with our readers. If anyone knows any of the individuals in the photo who are not identified, contact Tracy Eder at 812-346-3973 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Row 1 from left: Frank Robinson, O.R. Platter, Bill Tech, Frank Rettig, Dr. Geassman, Jim Lynn, Lincoln Dixon, William Matthews, John Clerkin, (unknown first name) Bicourt, Herman Bartholomew, Jake Inman, unknown, Philip Fox, Harry Stearns, unknown, Cal Klingner, Dr. Stemm, Ora Cull, unknown; row 2: G.J. Eberts, unknown, H.L. Matthews, John Gilmore, (unknown first name) Youngblood, unknown, Frank Platter, A.E. Seiner, Fred Verbarg, (unknown first name) Goldberg, unknown, unknown, Jack Hudson, Stanley Gumble, R. C. Gautich, Gil Tech, Mose Gumble, Howard Couchman, Joe Roseberry, unknown, unknown, unknown. Some of the unidentifed men in the photo are E.H. Long, E.G. McClure, Charles Stwart and Fred Tripp.—Submitted Photo|
Jan. 29, 1920
Jan. 29, 1920
Many downtown stores have been registering complaints against newspaper thieves.
Local carriers place the early morning editions of the city papers
between the casing and door knob at several business house doors. Later the first paper handy is taken.
The other morning, it is said, a fellow whom we will call Henry for want of another name, walked up to Dave Roush's place, grabbed his paper while a local policeman at a distance looked on. Henry glanced at the paper, looked up and down the street, and slipped the pilfered paper in his pocket and started to ease away. The cop hailed him and the following conversation ensued:
Policeman: "Is that paper yours?" Henry: "No, it belongs to Dave." Policeman: "Well, you'd better return it where you found it." Henry: "Don't that get your goat. I thought the paper was mine."
Such pilfering should be stopped and it is up to the police to be instrumental in stopping!
Feed the birds
Orlando Bacon has set an example it seems to us worthy of comment. Realizing the glare of ice has hermetically sealed up all bird food, he has been scattering bread crumbs in front of the Bacon Store that they may find something to eat.
Mr. Bacon says birds find it hard to live during the winter months and people should scatter feed to them.
The members of the Mission Church in this city have a paper in circulation in an effort to get sufficient funds to build a church.
For several years the members have been holding meetings in the building at the corner of Fifth and Hoosier streets and the growth of the congregation makes more adequate quarters imperative.
Without a doubt the Mission followers have accomplished a great good in North Vernon and their efforts to secure funds by popular subscription should receive the support of our prosperous people.
Don Davis is the pastor of the church and he is one of our very best citizens.
Factory to expand?
It is understood that the North Vernon Building Committee have under consideration the disposal of the shirt factory building to the Reliance Manufacturing Company if plans suitable to all concerned are perfected.
It has been known for some time that the Reliance people would enlarge their factory here if additional help were available by the addition of a second story.
Although no figures as to the consideration of the purchase has been made public, it is thought were the deal made $11,000 would buy the building, which is owned by the North Vernon Building Committee and the Booster Club, the former having about $3,000 invested.
Recently a Cincinnati manufacturer of clothing came to this city in an effort to seek a location for a clothing factory that would employ 50 girls and about 25 men.
The Philbarg Theatre was shown to the man and the building with a slight change was considered adequate.
Until further developments, the sale of the shirt factory building, the acquisition of a clothing factory and the launching of a home for working girls has not reached a head.
A wood shed and contents at the residence of Clyde McMillan was destroyed by fire last Saturday.
Mr. McMillan's two sons, it is said, built a fire in the shed while cutting wood. Following the completion of the work, the youngsters failed to extinguish the blaze.
Vernon Township citizens will meet in a mass meeting at Vernon tonight to discuss the probably consolidation of the schools in that township and the building of a central school building at Vernon.
Outside of Vernon the township has three schools, viz: Champion, Grayford and Simpson. The Brick and Cherry Park schools were abandoned last fall.
This move is being brought about in view of the fact that the school building at Vernon, known to old-time residents as "Ye Old Academy," is inadequate for a high school.
Joe Fields, an ex-serviceman who has been realizing on his government insurance, received a check for $343.33 last Monday as back pay from the government as the result of the new Sweet Law.
While in the service, Joe was kicked by a mule and sustained a broken leg.
Bertram F. Duckwall to Edna Herron.
Walter Powell to Minnie Parker.
Everett McGill to Thelma Wilkerson.
Lester J. Sutherland to Wilma P. Ritchie.
Civil War veteran dies
James P. Stout, age 88, father of Leonidas Stout of this city, died at his home near Dupont last Friday.
The deceased was a Civil War veteran.
The burial was in the Nelson Cemetery near the late home of the deceased.
Perry Hudson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hudson, was rendered unconscious last Friday when he slipped and fell on the road to the
Glass Factory. He received a cut on his head.
Miss Marie Tech was at Louisville Monday and attended Jack O'Lantern at night.
Edwin O'Neal, editor of the Dupont High School newspaper, was in this city Saturday.
A daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Gibbs sustained a broken arm when she fell on the ice.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gasper accompanied Miss Minnie Reichle to Madison last Thursday.
Matt Ditlinger is recovering from a broken collar bone sustained two weeks ago when he fell.
N.A. Adams has moved his soft drink stand from the Seiger Building to the Mulvey Block.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Russell Sunday, a daughter.
Mrs. Fletcher Dowd is visiting friends and relatives at Indianapolis this week.
Mr. And Mrs. Cyrus Amick entertained Howard Judd and wife and son from near Seymour Wednesday. Mrs. Amick and Mrs. Judd are sisters.
A daughter, Jean Frances, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Willard Milholland, Jan. 21.
John Hutchings of North Vernon was here Sunday.
Miss Zella Foist is ill with the rheumatism.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McNulty and and Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Wilkerson spent Thursday with James McNulty and wife at North Vernon.
Walter Powell and Miss Minnie Parker were married last Sunday evening at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Parker. Both are popular young people of this vicinity. They were treated to an old fashion charivarii.
Mr. Jackson will move to Indianapolis in the near future.
Ed Thomas moved to Marion county last week.
Miss Bessie Jacobs attended the Powell wedding last Sunday evening.
Ed Ley and Paul Matern delivered some fine hogs to North Vernon Monday.
Miss Josephine Huhn of Cincinnati was here with home folks Sunday.
Mrs. Frank Dietz and Mr. and Mrs. Streit of Indianapolis were here to attend the wedding of their sister, Miss Margaret Scheller.
Land of Promise
Fred Schuyler occupies the Charles Richmond property near Tea Creek.
Mrs. Rose Keller has rented her property and has gone to Iowa to make
her future home.
Charles Richman now occupies the Mrs. Keller property.
Several cases of measles are reported just out of town.
Rev. Bond is holding meetings at Fredonia.
Florence Phillips returned to her home after a few weeks visit.
Angelina Jackson is still quite poorly.
Miss Velma Allee entertained Miss Ruth Armstrong Sunday.
Ray Cummings and Carl Barnes made a trip to Westport Friday night.
Charles Thompson took dinner with Ernest Reeve Sunday.
Lottie and Dorothy Beesley were shopping at North Vernon Saturday.
George Cooper made a business trip to Newcastle Monday.
Mary Parcel and Lulu Denerlein were the Sunday guests of Vida Cooper.
Gladys Robbins entertained her friends with a party Wednesday night the occasion being her birthday. A pleasant evening was spent in playing games and music.
Miss Martha Hale spent Thursday night with Miss Francis Merrille.
Lee Kendall has gone to Illinois to work.
Dr. Holmes is very ill at this writing.
Many of the older people have been confined to their homes since the sheet of ice has been on; no accident have been reported.
David Stearns was a business visitor at Greensburg last Monday.
Arthur Skinner has moved into the house vacated by Mr. Dixon.
Roy Tempest visited his grandparents, Joe Derringer and wife Sunday.
Shoo Fly Corner
Henry Baurley's children have the measles.
Granpa Speckner, who has been seriously ill the past week with pneumonia, is improving.
On account of Ye Scribe having the measles, no items were sent in last
The Noll children are sick with heavy colds.
Frank Rich is confined to his bed with measles.
Delmar Bear has the scarlet fever but is getting along nicely.
Lafe Ellis is poorly at this writing. Dr. Cox was called there Saturday.
Thomas Bemish of Westport is visiting his daughters, Mrs. A.S. Orrell and Mrs. J.H. Beach.
George Bear, who had the scarlet fever, is able to be out and around again.
J.H. Grinstead, nearly 84 years old age, walked over a mile Thursday afternoon in that awful sleet and rain to have a deed made.
Carl Johnson visited his aunt in Tennessee the past few days.
William Arney was at North Vernon on Wednesday.
Mrs. A. Jordan and children spent several days last week with friends at Columbus.
Joseph Mangold and family attended church at St. Mary's at North Vernon Sunday.
Mrs. William Summan returned to her home in Rushville after a visit with her parents, J. Mangold and family.
Rev. Davis of North Vernon was through our vicinity one day last week calling on the sick.
Miss Edna Staublin of Indianapolis spent several days last week here with her parents.
We are sorry to hear of Mrs. Lucinda Deputy's serious accident. She fell on the sleet and broke her hip bone.
Mr. Staples intends moving soon to his property here recently purchased of Fred McClanahan.
There seems to be quite an epidemic of measles west of town.
Marion Shepherd, of Big Branch near Hayden, is visiting relatives and friends here for a few days.
We are told that the little daughter of Earl Haulin fell and hurt herself quite severely.
It is said that up to this date Harry James has sold the banner crop of tobacco in this vicinity. Nearly all our folks raised a patch or two and most of them are taking it to Madison to sell.
Charles McCarter went to Seymour Monday.
Mrs. Clara Earl and daughter were visitors at George Graham's Sunday.
Charles Miles of North Vernon was in this neighborhood Monday doing some work for Jesse James.
George Graham went to Marion Township Monday to finish the enumeration.
Mrs. Edgar Pettit has been very sick but is much better at this time.
Harold Klein spent Saturday night and Sunday with Aaron Wire.
Catherine and Charles Pettit spent Thursday night with Elsie Funke.
Otto Funke butchered three fine hogs last week.
Leonard Pettit spent Thursday and Friday with Bernard and Aaron Wire.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Leonard called to see Mrs. Edgar Pettit Sunday.
Mrs. Bringle is real sick.
W.S. Denton has purchased a new Ford.
A.G. King and Arthur Beck are in stalling the Delco Lighting System in the home of Arthur Hutton near North Vernon.
Mrs. Edith Ross and daughter, Clara Mae, went to Indianapolis on Saturday to spend a few weeks with her husband who is working.
Orin Jessup had the misfortune on Saturday to break his arm in two places while cranking a Ford.
James Price, aged 89 years old and 8 months, died of pneumonia at the home of his son, Fred Price, near Westport on Wednesday.
Mrs. J.M. Swarthout is improving nicely. The nurse returned home on Friday of last week.
Mrs. Alice Elliott has been sick several days.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fleck a son, Earl Norton.
Miss Lois Walters called on her parents Sunday.
Miss Zelpha Dunn cased on Mrs. Carrie Bossingham one day last week.
Miss Zelpha Dunn visited in the Rush Branch neighborhood Wednesday.
Mr. Newton Dunn called in the Rush Branch neighborhood Wednesday.
George Hollensbe died at his home at Rushville Sunday afternoon after a lingering illness.
Henry Sutton is seriously ill at his home here, also Mrs. Martha Surface and Mrs. A.M. Harrell.
Miss Zelma Pool has returned to Indianapolis after a visit with her parents here.
The newest gas well drilled by the Westport Gas Co. on the Zack Boicourt farm was shot last week at a depth of 860 feet and a good strong flow of gas was the result.
Mrs. Martha Talkington stepped on a rake tooth last Monday while hanging out her washing which cut through her shoe and into her foot, causing her much pain.
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