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July 31, 1924

The Bremen Enquirer from Bremen, Indiana · Page 1

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i AN ENQUIRER WANT AD Is the best little investment vou can make if you want to Buy, Sell, Trade or Rent. FOR QUALITY PRINTING The Enquirer has the Most Modern and Best Equipped Printing Plant in the County "A Good Paper In A Good Town VOLUME 39 BREMEN, MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA, THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1924. NUMBER 31 WILLIAM BRECHTEL INJURED WHEN CAR HITS MOTORCYCLE JOHN W. HAENES LOSES BIG BARN IN SUNDAY FIRE Lightning Starts Blaze Which Destroys Barn And Six Cows. THREE MEMBERS OF TOWN BOARD ' QUIT THEIR JOBS Senff, Neher and Berg All Tender Resignations To Clerk Annis. GREENS' ERRORS TOSS AWAY TWO UNLUCKY TILTS South Bend and Elkhart Conns Beat Bremen As Fortune Frowns. Fire Prize or Bust 1 ii.miii..m hn WVl i ito.rrtW.TM. r- r-t"rn.ti ' i-lV im i i-TMi.Min j T w -i-n -rr .w Fortune frowned on our Greens in their week end battles at South Bend and Elkhart, and the Bremen lads lost both games in hard luck fashion. South Bend counted three runs on two singles in the first inning of the Saturday game, which was enough to win. Three singles bunched in the seventh gave Bremen their one tally. At Elkhart the count was 6 to 5. South Bend got a big surprise Saturday, when they won but did not outclass the Greens at Springbrook. Tuul Castner, former Notre Dame star ai d ace of the South Bend butlers, was sent against Bremen, while Johnny Oswalt worked for the Greens. After the first round it va a pitchers' duel, with the Bremen speed artist holding the shade because of the seventh frame, when "astr.er wa s touched for three singles in a row. Maulin, first man up for the Benders, singled. Koehler was out by the air route to short. Wertz booted Gruber's grounder and did the same thing to Gill's, and Dutch Bau-erline helped things along by dropping a peg, letting Maulin score. Shock's base knock brought in G ruber and Gill before Wolf was tossed out by Wertz and Edgren fanned. That was all the South Bend scoring for the day. Singles by Britten. Fhilion and Whiting featured the Green attack in the seventh inning, netting the Bremen men a run. BREMEN MARSHALL COUNTY T. B. ASSOCIATION WILL HOLD CLINICS SCHOOL MATES HOLDREUNION Students of a Generation Ago Meet With Their Teacher at Park. XAPPAXEE COMING ! FOR THIRD START j IN 10-GAME SERIES! Nappanee's hard hitting Tigers, j conquerors of South Bend last Sun- j day by a top-heavy count, will play the third " game of their ten-game series with the Bremen Greens at Sunnyside park Sunday. The games are tied at one each now, and the Sunday battle will give one of the clubs the edge. On Saturday the Greens will travel to South Bend again to try to show Louie Batchelor's Independents that they are a better crew than his. Oswalt lost a pitching duel with Castner last Saturday when his mates faltered, but the Bremen smoke artist will be given a chance to try it again. The Bremen management will try a new price schedule at the home game Sunday. Instead of charging 23c for the reserved seat section, they will throw the whole grandstand open at the one price of 15c in addition to the 50c general admission charge. There will be no reserved seats. The general admission remains the same 50c. And for 15c additional you can sit anywhere in either section of the grandstand. John B. Fox Succumbs After Paralytic Stroke John B. Fox, eighty-five vears old, AB R H PO AE Sheehan. ss 4 0 1 2 2 0 Wertz, 2b 4 0 0 2 5 2 Touhey, Gb 4 0 0 1 1 0 Britten, cf 4 0 3 2 0 0 Hall, If 4 1 0 0 0 0 rhilion, lb 4 0 1 12 0 0 Whiting, rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 Bauerline, c 3 0 1 6 1 0 Oswalt, p 3 0 0 0 9 0 Totals 34 1 7 24 IS 2 William Brechtel, sixteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Brechtel of Bremen, suffered a broken leg and minor injuries when the motorcycle cn which he was riding with Lester Toothman was struck by an automobile driven by Frank Mattingly on the road southwest of Bremen Sunday afternoon. The two boys were returning home from Lake of the Woods and were making the turn from the lake road into the Goshen-Flymouth road. As they came around the corner, the automobile approached from the northeast. Toothman drove across to his side of the road, but evidently the driver of the automobile expected the boys to cut the corner short, as he drove to the left side of the road to miss them. Both boys were knocked from the motorcycle and Brechtel's left leg was broken below the knee. Toothman was not seriously hurt. The injured boy was taken to the Mish-awaka hospital, where he is making a satisfactorv recovery. ASK FOR SEWER IN FIRST VARD Citizens Petition Board For Drains on Dewey And Other Streets. Citizens of the first precinct have petitioned the town board for a sewer on Dewey, Washington, Bike, East and North streets, to serve the northeast part of town. The improvement was authorized by an improvement resolution passed by the board at its meeting last week. The proposed improvement will begin at the trunk sewer on North Center street, at the intersection of Center and Dewey. From there a twenty-four inch pipe sewer will extend eastward one block to Washington street. The plan provides for an eighteen inch pipe southward from that point in Washington street to Bike street and then east in Bike street one block to East street with a fifteen inch pipe. The rest of the proposed improvement, southward in East street to North street, and then westward in North street to the alley between Washington and East streets, at the rear of the Edward Sausman property, would be of twelve inch pipe. The specifications call for the usual six inch house connections, storm water inlets, and manholes. So far there has been no organized opposition to the impoverr.ent, but the board has set Tuesday evening, August 12, as the time for hearing any remonstrances from property owners who would be assessed for the sewer. Teachers' Institute To Be Held September 1-5 Announcement is made by County Superintendent L. E. Steinebuch that the dates for the Marshall county teachers' institute this year will be from September 1 to 5. The instructors this year for the loeaf institute will be: State Superintendent Fred L. Shaw of South Dakota who will talk on rural schools; Dr. A. B. Van Ormer of Juanita college, Pennsylvania who will speak on education; Miss Carrie Boss of Plymouth who will have charge of the music. The sessions will be held in the court room. The 200 teachers of the county will be present. All schools of the county and towns of the county will open September 8. Dentist To Open New Office Here This Week R. L. Sparks, a graduate of the Indiana Dental College at Indianapolis, is opening a dental office in the rooms formerly occupied by Henry H. Miller in the Dietrich building. The rooms have been newly decorated and rearranged for use by Mr. Sparks. Dr. and Mrs. Sparks are moving here from Akron, Ind., their former home. SOUTH BEND Loss estimated at about $4,000 resulted from a night fire started by lightning at the farm home of John W. Haenes, . six miles southeast of Bremen during the electric storm which swept this part of the country Sunday evening. Besides the building, Mr. Haenes loses three or four loads of hay, about 150 bushels of wheat, seven or eight acres of straw, six cows and a number of chickens, besides a few implement which were in the barn. One of the cows burned was the property of John Shelton and another belonged to Everette Fatterson, a son-in-law of Mr. Haenes. The flash which struck the bai-n came shortly after nine oclock Sunday evening. Members of the family heard the sharp snap of the lightning and knew that it had struck' somewhere near, but when they looked out and about the place they were not able to see any sign of fire. A few minutes later, when Daniel Haenes, a son, had gone to bed he caw the red glow of fire, and the family rushed out to save the stock. The flames had made such rapid headway that it was impossible to approach near enough to the building to open the doors. It is thought that the blaze started in the straw shed, filling the building almost instantly with the fast burning flames. Neighbors were attracted by the blaze which could be seen for many miles, and many came to help save the rest of the buildings. The heavy fall of rain which accompanied the storm is probably all that saved the house and other buildings. A strong southeast wind fanned the flames, but a metal roof helped the fighters by holding down the flying sparks. The house is directly north of the barn, not far out of the path of the wind, but it was not damaged. A straw stack on the windward side of the barn and only a" few feet from the burning build ing was also saved by the favorable wind and rain. Mr. Haenes had just threshed his wheat the last of the week, and two wagon loads, containing about 150 bushels, were in the barn ready to be brought to market Monday. The most of the newly threshed wheat was in a metal granary southwest of the barn. This was all saved except that the grain next to the metal walls, to a depth of about an inch, was charred. Six cows were killed and two other cows were badly burned, but will probably live. Two horses which were in the barn broke out and were found safe in the field next morning. Mr. Haenes estimates his loss at between $3,000 and $4,000. The barn cannot be rebuilt for that amount, and it was only a few years old. The loss was only partially covered by insurance in the sum of $1,800. "Boots" Arch Is Lucky , And Gets Hidden Check More than twenty persons solved the "Hidden Check" puzzle last week and called at the office of Charles L. Berg to claim the prize. As all were there at the specified time with correct solutions, the prize had to be awarded as before by lot. Noble "Boots" Arch was the lucky lad who got it. The seventh check of the ten-week series will be hidden this week. Turn to page seven and find the extra letters in the ads. Fut them together and you'll know where the check is hidden. No tricks or gags, just a plan to make you read every line. W. E. Walter Is Named School Board Member W. E. Walter, appointed several months ago to fill the unexpired term of T. Frank Knoblock, was appointed to serve another term as a member of the school board by the board of town trustees at a special meeting Friday evening. John Senff, president, William Neher and Charles Berg, all members of the board of trustees of the town of Bremen, have tendered their resignations to Clerk Foster Annis, asking . that the resignations may-take effect at once. The action followed the regular meeting of the board last week at which a number of business men appeared and asked the board to arrange for band concerts and to repeal the new parking ordinance which prohibited the parking of automobiles in the center of the street. The discussion which followed the request became heated, and several of those present indulged in personal remarks which became so objectionable to the members of the board that they decided to quit their thankless jobs. The situation presents a legal tangle which may be hard to solve. The law provides that when vacancies occur on the board they shall be filled by appointment by the board. But there are no vacancies yet, as the resignations have not been acted upon by the board. The law also provides that the present incumbents are elected for a definite term "or until their successors are elected and qualified." But there is no law compelling the present members to attend the board meetings, so there is no telling what may happen. Town Attorney Dallas M. Hays is working on the case, and Town Clerk Annis, following the plan provided by law, ha5 called a special meeting of the board for Monday night, Aug. 4. At that time, it is hoped, the members of the board will be present to act on their own resignations jand to appoint their successors. Should this plan fail because of the non-attendance of any members of the board, the matter will have to be settled by a special election, if that ,ican be arranged. So far, however, Mr. Hays has not found any authority for calling such an election, and is relying upon the present officials to make the legal disposition of the affair by answering the call to the Monday evening meeting. The situation is unusual and probably without a. precedent. Mr. Hays is hopeful, however, that it can be straightened out without seriously interrupting the town's regular business. Walnut Farmer Dies From Pitchfork Wound Verle Andrews, thirty-six years old, a well known farmer of the Walnut neighborhood, died in a hospital at Peru Sunday from a horrible injury received Saturday when he jumped off a load of hay onto a pitchfork. The unfortunate man was bringing in hay at his farm near Walnut. WJien he reached the barn with a load he threw the fork to the ground and jumped down after it. The fork had stuck in the ground, the handle upright, and the shaft penetrated the man's body when he jumped down on it. Feritonitis was the immediate cause of death. He leaves a widow and four children. Surprise Dinner Given For John Bellman Sunday A potluck surprise dinner was given Sunday for John Bellman at his residence near Bremen, the occasion being a celebration of his birthday anniversary. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Oliver T r o w-bridge and Louis Trowbridge, of Flymouth; Henry Grieb and family, Ell h:.rt; Henry Walter and family, New Faris; David Cox and family and John Bellinger, Milford; John Weaver, Uln, Ark.; and Earl Bellman and family, Grandma Bellman, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Detlinger, Jonas Middaugh and family, Artie and Jacob Stuntz, Mr. and Mix. Elmer Middaugh and daughter and Lulu Frice, all of this vicinity. AB R H PO AE Maulin, 2b 4 1 2 3 2 2 Koehler, lb 3 0 0 12 0 0 G ruber, rf 3 1 0 1 0 0 Gill, ss . . .' 4 1 1 3 4 0 Shook, c 4 0 2 5 1 0 Wolf, Sb 4 0 1 1 1 0 Edcren, If 3 0 0 1 1 0 Buysse, cf 3 0 1 1 0 0 Castner, p 2 0 0 0 S 0 Totals 0 3 7 27 17 2 J well known resident of St. Joseph!10" was arranged. Others who at Three free clinics, held for the purpose of combating tuberculosis in Marshall county, will be held in the county this year under the auspices of the Marshall County Tuberculosis Association. Dr. L. D. Eley of Flymouth, president of the county association, and W. L. Coper of Indainapolis, educational director of the state organization, were in Bremen yesterday making preliminary arrangements for the clinic which will be held here Oct. 27. Mrs. V. T. Weatherhead has been appointed chairman for German township and will have charge of the arrangements for the Bremen clinic. The first of the clinics will be held at Argos on Oct 3. Bremen is next on Oct. 27 and the last meeting will be at Flymouth on Nov. 14. Mrs. W. A. Tank of Flymouth is secretary of the county organization. W. C. T. U. To Sponsor Community Picnic Here Members of the Bremen Woman's Christian Temperance Union will give a community picnic at the Bremen park Saturday August 9, at which time Mrs. Elizabeth Stanley, president of the Indiana state W. C. T. U., will give an address as the principal feature of the day's program. Music, toasts and after dinner talks will also be included in the program. Arrangements have been made to hold the afternoon program in the United Brethren church if the weather should be unfit for the outdoor meeting. There will also be an evening meeting in one of the Bremen churches, to be announced later. Visitors to be present, from Flymouth, Bourbon and Tippecanoe, and everybody is invited by the local union to attend both meetings. Harry Nixon Gets Fine And Loses His License Harry Nixon was arraigned in Justice Samuel Knobloch's court Saturday evening on two charges, one for maintaining a nuisance and the other for driving a car while intoxicated. He was assessed a fine and costs amounting to $29.50 on the two counts and had his automobile license revoked for ninety days. It was his third offense. Bass and Yellow Perch Minnows Put In Lake Eight large cans of yellow perch and large mouth bass minnows were received here Saturday from Tri-State hatchery near Columbia City and w ere placed in Fake of the Woods by Dewey Arch and Walter Kimble. The minnows were sent by the state on the application of Kimble and Edward Laudeman. lj!entl uuu uuu iUU county for many years, died at the South Deri 3 00 000 0 0 3 , home of his daughter, Mrs. Emanuel Stolen base s Maulin. G ruber, j Beinz, between Flymouth and Bre-S.crif.ce hits Koehler. Struek-out j men, Wednesday afternoon. He had Schoolmates of a third of a century or more ago, who went to school during the years when Henry H. Miller was in charge of the Bremen schools, held their first reunion at the park Tuesday afternoon. More than seventy of the pupils of that generation spent a pleasant afternoon with their former teacher and lived again, in memory at least, the happy days of youth. Mr. Miller began his work as a teacher in 1878, continuing for fourteen years, during thirteen of which he was superintendent of the schools of Bremen. During that time many of the people who have assumed places of responsibility in this or other communities were under his tutelage and supervision, but this is the first time they have ever attempted a reunion. Charles Macomber of Spokane, Wash., one of Mr. Miller's former pupils, who is visiting relatives and friends here, had asked to meet the ""lends ot other days, and the reun- tended from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Huff, Argos; Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Wright and Mrs. Anna Huff, South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. William F. Mensel, Albion; Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Kitch, Flymouth; Claude R. Stoops. Nappanee; Mr. ami Mrs. Ervin Gass, Kewanee, 111.; Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Huff, Goshen. The others in attendance were from this community. The gathering was entirely informal, and after refreshments had been served Edward Heckaman presided during an extemporaneous program of talks. Mr. Miller was presented with a set of gold cuff links as a token of esteem. Bremen Young People Have Narrow Escape Three Bremen young people had a narrow escape from injury Sunday evening when they were in one of the Sunday accidents. Walter Bauer, Avonel Juday and Forest Green had been at Elkhart and were returning home. As they passed several cars in a bunch, the bright lights blinded Bauer and he ran off the concrete into the loose gravel at the edge of the road. The car was pulled to the side and ran into a pole, turning over on its side. None of the young people were hurt seriously, but the ear was damaged badly and had to be taken to South Bend by the insurance company for repairs. T A A AAA - f C "t i by Os-, It, 6; by Castuer, 6. Wild pitch Oswalt. Base en balls oil Os-vr.lt, 1. Two base hit Britten. Umpire Cleary, Notre Iame. Elkhart 6, Bremen Ore bitf inr.insr, with five hard hits f r four run?, put the game to the LOi -i for Elkhart when the Greens played there Sunday aft moon. A freak h"und turned a scratch single into a home run for them in the seventh, giving the Conns the deciding run. The Greens opened it by counting e:;e. en two Conn errors in the first innimr. Singles by Touhey arid Britten and a double by Clausen added ar.otl.er in the third. Then the Conns got started in the fourth, marking when Si.-k-r went all the way 'round after he had singled with two gone. He swiped r-econd and counted on Khrmv.th's single. The sixth inning was the bad one. Bieiler startei it with a doubt?, Si-.;-it sin '-led and Sisier drove out a ti ; that scored them both. Os- .uii--d lore ennuirh to fan - d Berlin, but Murrav and Y A I ivrv,a bnso knocks, been iil for about three weeks follow- ing an apoplectic stroke. Mr. Fox was born in Ohio and came to Indiana as a young man, settling on a farm in Madison township. In 1S60 he was united in marriage with Magdalene Dreisinger, who preceded him in death six years ago. He is survived by four daughters and two sons Mrs. Emanuel Beinz, riy-mouth; Mrs. William Bollencher, Bremen; Mrs. Jacob Albert and Mrs. Philip Kline, Mishawaka; Solomon Fox, Wyatt; and Chritian Fox, Bremen. He leaves also four brothers an i two sisters and many other relatives. The body was removed to the home of Christian Fox, six miles northwest of Bremen, and funeral services will be held at the Woodland Evangelical Reformed church Saturday afternoon at two oclock, Rev. G. A. Kanzler officiating. Burial will be in the Woodland cemeterv. Hilliard Family Meets In Reunion at Plvmouth The annual reunion of the Hil- thers of South Bend was named pros;, h--t of the organization, with John Hill'ard of Bremen as secre-I tary and treasurer. Hard family was held at Plymouth ! Ha't.-ou-h walk- Sunday, ninety members of the rel-'''d u-.t.; d, Bl i- ; ationship being present. Elmer Cro- t-; i retirir.g d. 1, h sent Continued on Page S, Col 2 a

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