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Bremen, Indiana
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Thursday, September 18, 1924
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I AN ENQUIRER WANT AD FOR QUALITY PRINTING The Enquirer has the Most Modern and Best Equipped Printing Plant in the County Is the best little investment vou can make if you want to Buv, Sell, Trade or Rent. "A Good Paper In A Good Town VOLUME 39 BREMEN, MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1924. NUMBER 38 JOHN w. DAVIS TO LAUNCH CAMPAIGN IN STATE SATURDAY RAYMOND B. SMITH CASE IS APPEALED TO HIGHER COURT TAX PAYERS OF STATE MAY ASK WYATT MAN DIES AFTER CAR HITS TELEPHONE POLE ELECTRIC WIRE TAKES LIFE OF SOUTH BEND MAN FOUR YEAR OLD LAD NEAR DEATH FROMACCIDENT Boy Is Victim of Shotgun Accident. Leg Was Amputated. '" A. 1 1 II UL I I . John W. Davis, democratic candidate for the presidency, will make two speeches in South Bend Saturday, Mr. Davis and his party will arrive at ten oclock from Gary, travelling in special cars attached to the regular trains. After a reception by a large committee of citizens, the candidate will speak briefly at a luncheon at the Oliver hotel. The big speech of the da j will be delivered at Howard park at 2.30 in the afternoon. Loud speakers will be installed in the park so that a mammoth crowd can hear. FIRE DESTROYS CARBIENER BARN Boy , Plays With Matches And Starts Blaze In Wind Saturday. An experiment with matches by a little boy cost a big barn at the ! George Carbiener farm, six miles j ,- i- f T O-i J I Adam iloeder, 74, Receives Fatal Injuries Near Wyatt Sunday. Aiam Roeder, seventy years old, an old resident of Wyatt, died Sunday night at St. Joseph's hospital in Mishawaka from injuries received Sunday morning when the Overland automobile in which he was riding left the road at the turn a half mile west of Wyatt and crashed into a telephone pole. Mr. Roeder, who had been a cripple for many years, was a brother of John Roeder of Woodland, formerly of this community. Relatives state that Mr. Roeder Was taking a Sunday morning ride with a vnunc man frnm Fvnnstrillo Intl., a nephew of Clayton Enders of Wyatt, who was visiting there. As he car approached the corner the Jouriff man was unable to make the turn and e machine crashed into the Pole- The crash threw Mr. Roed- er out 0i ttie car fracturing ms sku11 and breaking both legs and his right arm. The driver of the car was not injured seriously. After first aid at Wyatt the injured man was taken to the Mishawaka hospital, where he died at 11.45 oclock Jiat night. Mr. Roeder was born in Madison township and had lived there all his life. He is survived by his brother, John Roeder of Woodland, and two sisters, Mrs. Michael Hunsberg-er of Dowagiac, Mich., and Mrs. John Anthony of near Wyatt. Funeral services were held at the Woodland Lutheran church yesterday afternoon, Rev. E. O. Metzdorff pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Woodland cemetery. North Liberty Girl Killed In Accident Byrl Lee, sixteen years old, a junior in the North Liberty high school, was instantly killed in an automobile accident on the road between North Liberty and Walkerton Sunday night. Her sister Dorlene, twelve years old, was also injured and a friend, Freda Morris, was also painfully hurt. The car, a Ford touring car, was proceeding at a slow rate, the survivors say, W-hen suddenly the lights went out and , the car left the road and plunged down a twenty-foot ..uim i oaiuruay morn-; Before Parting into the house, Mr. , ?S est,mated at about ?5'" j Holderman started to take the shells 000 less than half of which was cov- out of the It is a repeating n ered by insurance, was the price paid cf complicated mechanism and Mr. for the experiment. Holderman is unable to account for Fred Carbiener, who lives on the j its explosion, but a shell was displace, had come to Bremen to get ' charged as he attempted to unload it. some repairs for his pump, which j The lad had run around in front of was out of order. His father, George , the gun unexpectedly just at the Carbiener, and his brother Charles, 1 time of the explosion, who lives on the next place east, i The charge of shot entered the A shotgun, accidently exploded in the hands of his father at the Ellis Holderman family home, west of Lake of the Woods, almost cost the life of Lloyd Holderman, four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Hold-errqan, Friday evening. The boy is at Epworth hospital in South Bend, where it is now7 thought he is well on the way to recovery. His injured leg had to be amputated below the knee, and for a time it was feared that loss of blood might result fatally. That danger now seems to be past, and his parents hope to be able to bring him home within a week. Wilson Holderman and his family had gone to the home of his father, Ellis Holderman, for the day. He had been hunting, aril returned to the house shortly after six oclock in the evening. He did not see his little son as he entered the yard. boy's left leg above the ankle, tear- ing away the flesh and splintering ; the bone. He Was brought to Bre- j men at once, where an examination j disclosed the serious nature of the in- j jury. The lad was hurried to South ; The shock of the accident and the great loss of blood made the boy's recovery a matter of serious doubt for a time, but he has made a remarkable recovery from the operation and is now thought to be doing very well. Wilson Holderman, the father, is a young farmer about twenty-eight years old and is well known in this community. The f am- ily lives west of Bremen. EASTERN STAR MEETING The regular meeting of the Eastern I Star will be held in the Masonic hall next Tuesday evening at seven thirty oclock, September 23. Yeah! But Who's Johk J. Pershing John J. Pershing, General of the Armies of the United States, who retired from long service at noon Saturday on his .sixty-fourth birthday. Gen. Pershing had reached the age limit for army service. SWINE DAY OFFERS MUCH TO FARMERS, 3 A X O Li. iU. 15 U 1 JLHiiv i Purdue "Swine Day" comes on Fri- df Sent ember Swine dav has come to be an annual event in In- j dia.ia and each year many hog grow- j ers attend this meeting, which is : held on the Purdue Farm at Lafay- Ptt rVmntv Ao-onf U AT R,.tu 1 savs: "Sixteen lots of experimental hogs have been fed for ninety days and show some striking results. If you have any doubt about the value of legume pasture you must see these hogs this year. They tell their own story and one that is not easy to forget. "Talks on swine problems and in- spection of the experimental hogs will make up the program which starts at 10 oclock and cloaes at 3.30 p. m. Poland China, Duroc Jersey and Chester White ton litters from the University herd will be on display. "For several years this event has attracted a few farmers from Marshall county," Mr. Butler continues. "More should take advantage of this occasion. Last year a few auto loads drove down to Lafayette for the day. They arrived at the Purdue Farm about nine oclock and saw much of it before the program started. Lunch was served in the livestock pavilion. This party arrived in Plymouth about nine oclock on their return trip. This year there will be another party going down that will leave Plymouth at 5 a. m. Any person desiring to be one of the par- tv should communicate with the county agent. Everybody reads Enquirer want ads. were plowing in a field between the j two homes. They found some straw ! left by the threshers in the field, and j as it w as not possible to plow the I straw under, they sent the little I eignt year our son ot Charles car- j hiener to r red s house for some Bend and the leg was amputated be-matches, so that they could burn the I low the knee about two hours after straw. 1 the accident. Raymond B. Smith, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his grandmother, Mrs. Francis Sweet, has entered an appeal to the Supreme Court of Indiana for a new trial of his case. Smith was accused of shooting his grandmother as she worked in the kitchen of his home more than two years before his arrest. The body of the woman was found buried un der the cement floor of a new granary which Smith had built over the spot. A confession made by Smith's wife led to the discovery. Smith is now serving his term at Michigan City. U. B. MINISTERS ARE STATIONED Rev. W. P. and Alice Noble Are Assigned To Oil Congregation Here. Rev. W. P. and Alice Noble, pas tors of Grace United Brethren church here several yeavs ago, were assign ed to their old charge here by the St. Joseph Conference which closed at Winona Lake Sunday. They will begin their wrork here v next week There will be no preaching services at the church Sunday. Rev. A. F. Knepp, who has been in charge of the Bremen congregation for the past two years, will move to Frankfort, which is regarded as one of the best charges of the conference. He will preach at Frankfort Sunday and will move his goods there as soon as he can arrange for the change. Rev. and Mrs. Noble left Bremen several years ago after a successful pastorate, going to Warsaw. Later bad health compelled them to give up the ministry for a time. During the past year, however, they have been preaching at Montmorenci, Ind. The conference was reorganized at the conference into one district instead of the two which have been in existence for several years. Dr. J. A. Groves of Logansport, who has been head of the. west district of the divided conference, is the conference superintendent. Rev. L. L. Shaffer of Warsaw is recording secretary and Rev. Mr. Knepp was named statistical secretary. The closing session of the conference Sunday vas marked by an attendance of 6,000 at the church ser vice, held m the Unly bunday taDer-nacle. Nearly 1,500 took part in the Sunday school. Among other appointments made by the presiding bishop, Dr. H. H. Fout of Indianapolis, are the following of interest, here: Bourbon, P L. Mast; Bourbon Circuit, H. G. Pence; Brook, D. Robinson; Claypool, D. B. Kessinger; Elkhart Castle, H. C. Beauchamp; Elkhart Second, W. T. Kessinger; Frankfort Circuit, J. W. Dickison; Greenfield Mills and Indian Village, E. Hively; Kokomo, J. W. Lake, North Manchester, B. E. Chambers; Nappanee, C. J. Miner; Plymouth, A. E. Grubbs; Tyner, Roscoe F. Wilson. World Flyers Pass Over Indiana Tuesday The 'round the world flyers of the United States Army passed over Indiana Tuesday on their way from Dayton, Ohio, to Chicago. They are now on the the last stages of their history making circle of the globe and will probably reach Seattle, the end of their long journey, within a week. The course 'across Indiana led them over Hartford City, Teru, Kewanna, North Judson, Valparaiso and Gary. Bremen Theater Man Buvs Pierceton House John Swaim, proprietor of the Gem theatre here and the Comus at Mil-ford, has added another house to his chain of picture shows. This week he purchased the Liberty at Pierceton, Ind., and is now getting it ready for a re-opening. Mr. Swaim intends to give the pa trons of the Pierceton house the same high c'ass programs that he is us ing in his other shows. FOR REDUCTION Indiana Association Says Petitions May Be Made To State Board. Officer? of the Indiana Taxpayers' Association called attention in a bulletin issued today to the fact that only a few days remain in which taxpayers of any local governmental unit in the state may initiate petitions to the state board of tax commissioners for review and possible reduction of levies which, in the judgment of the taxpayers, are more than necessary to meet the legitimate expanses of the coming- year. All petitions must be filed with county auditors by the fourth Monday in September, which falls this year on Sept, 22. The law prescribes that after the petitions are filed with the auditor, they shall be certified by that official to the state board. The latter body is required to fix a time for a public hearing1 on the appeal not less than five days nor more than thirty days after it receives formal notice of the appeal. The state board's hearing must be held in the county from which the appeal originated. The provision for local hearing's enables taxpayers to make adequate presentation of their opposition without going to the unnecessary expense of a trip to an outside point, or to Indianapolis, while the requirement that at least five dr.ys shall intervene between the recti pt of the petition and the time of the public hearing gives ample time for notification of all interested taxpayers and for adequate preparation of the case aainst the protested levy. To facilitate the preparation of petitions the taxpayers' association is distributing blank forms drafted in accordance with the rules of the state tax board. Those forms contain blanks for three taxing units, with other blanks for the signatures and addresses of thirty taxpayers, so that one petition can be made to cover three local -levies, as, for example, a civil and a school town or township, and a county. Each signer, of course, must be subject to taxes in each unit for which he makes protest. The law requires only ten signers to validate an appeal, but the blank forms provided by the state association carry thirty spaces, because not infrequently local taxpayers desire more than the minimum number of signatures to show that there is widespread objection to the levy. "The only way to stop steadily rising taxes is to economize where-ever economy can be practiced without impairing any essential featui-e of Tuhli service. Appeals from lo-u.i I.;-v;-:s in local govcvrr-?r.t tmits of Indiana may be effective this year in re-iucin-r the total tax bill of the state materiallv. without depriving the p-npie of any civil, school or oth- i er loeol unit of any necessary ser-vi v. When appeals to t!v state b ard aie taken, they should be supposed intelligently with an abundance of facts. The object should be not to embarrass local officials, but t" protect the whole community of t.--vp-.iy(?) . from avoidable expense. "'Information reaching the taxpayer-' association from many parts of t!. tate indicates an unusually acute interest in the tax problem," says the a--ociation bulletin. Local associations of taxpayers are desirious of helping constructively in the problem of k-epirg taxes within reason, realizing that the and benefit v. ill bo twofold property owners will not. be so severely burdened, while administrative officials will be able to make a record for economy in o":ce. Local officials ordinarily are inspired by a desire to keep taxes down to the lowest possible level ard not infrequently consent to increase against their own better v.O nt, bocause they mi.-t a .1 organized minority's demand m increase as an overwhelming - r j for ' afnrmation of the proposal -- tax bills. .i:mv ttl the policy op-aling from 'o hich'-r than ' i l. i.vo ihp i f - i",.' t:ios at k-at as low a livy wore u-.dt.-r the kvic-s made in 1024." Lineman Working for Town Electrocuted By High Voltage Wire. Clouris Leighty, ninet ic -ua s c'd, an electric lineman wh" had been in the employ of the town of Bremen for several months, was instantly killed while working on a pole in the southeast part of town Tuesday morning. Although nobody actually saw the accident it is thought that Leighty must have slipped while working on the pole, falling against the Wires which carried a 2,500 volt current. Leighty and Arthur Carbiener were at work on the lines in the alley behind the Ervin Huff residence. Leighty was on the pole near the street, making some service connections for two houses in that neighborhood. Athough there is no way of knowing, it is thought that he sup posed the circuit on which he was working was only 110 volts and was probably not as cautious as he might have been if he had known of the higher voltage. Carbiener, who was working on the ground, was the only person with Leighty at the time of the accident. Carbiener heard a groan from the lineman, and looking up saw him hanging lifeless by his life-belt from the top of the pole. He hurried to a telephone and notified Supt. James Doty at the plant. Mr. Doty immediately threw out the main switch at the plant. By the time he arrived at the scene of the accident Leighty's body had been cut down from the pole by Mr. Carbiener and Mr. Huff, and first aid measures were applied. Dr. R. IL Draper was called and everything possible was done to resuscitate the unfortunate man, but there Was no chance for his recovery. An examination of the lines showed that Leighty had already completed one side of the connection tap. He had cut away a part of the insulation for the other side of the connection. From the fact that his hand3 are burned it is supposed that his spurs must have slipped as he worked on the pole, and in falling he took hold of both wires taking the 2,300 volt charge into his body. Mr. Leighty was the son of William H. Leighty of South Bend and had been working for the town since July 7. He is survived by his father, four sisters and one brother. Funeral services vere held in South Bend this afternoon, the town board and the employees at the electric plant here attending the service. Beautiful floral gifts were sent by the town and by the plant employees. Snyder Family Leaves For Their New Home Oliver Snyder and family left Monday morning for Fort Wayne, where Mr. Snyder has purchased a dairy business at 3101 South Broadway and has already taken charge. Friends of the family gave several farewell parties last wTeek. On Saturday evening the Stitchery complimented Mrs. Snyder w-ith a surprise gathering at her home. Sunday evening the Walther League gave the family a farewell party at the club rooms. Saturday afternoon the children of the Lutheran school gave the Snyder children a picnic party at the park, presenting Oliver Jr. With a watch and Ruth Ellen wnth a ring. Bremen Young Man Marries Bourbon Girl Miss Violet Gottschalk of near Bourbon and Arthur W. Roeder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Roeder of near Bremen, were united in marriage at fovr oclock Saturday afternoon at the Lutheran parsonage, Rev. W. T. Vogel, pastor of St. Taul's church, officiating. There were no guests at the wedding, but friends of the young people gave them a hilarious reception Monday evening, with a noisy ride through the streets of Brornon. After a short wed. in. g l.i,1 ;;-... O'.no they will live on a farm near Bremen. That Other Bird Waitinrr Around The Corner? The bov was returning from the I house with the matches in a box when he passed by the barn, between the building and a straw stack on the north side of it. He saw a little pile of chaff in the barnyard, in a fence comer near the straw stack, and decided to try a little burning of his own. The high wind quickly car- i ried the flame to the straw stack. ! even though the boy extinguished the blaze in the small pile of chaff. In a few minutes the stack was ablaze and the whole barn was in flames. The boy called his father and grandfather, but there was no water on the place and even if there had been the barn probably could not have been saved. Help and equipment from Lakeville arrived quickly and saved the buildings on the Charles Carbiener place. About twenty tons of hay and seven hundred bushels of oats went up in smoke. There was insurance coverage of $1,500 on the building and ?S0O on the contents. Rinle Family Meets In Annual Reunion Sunday Sixty-five members of the Ringle family attended the annual reunion i of the relationship at the gymnas- j ium Sunday. Harrison J. Ringle ! was reelected president of the organization. Other officers are Oliver Ringle, vice president; Mrs. U. J. Dietrich, secretary; Mrs. Edward S. Kitch, treasurer. Those present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. William Wine, South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Kitch and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller, Plymouth; Wallace Lape and family, Mishawaka; William Kinzie and family, Lapaz; Mrs. Hattie Terwilliger, Seattle, Wash. Bremen Pastor Writes Article For Magazine An article on "The Spiritual Standards of United Brethrenism" appeared in The Religious Telescope, a United Brethren weekly magazine, this week. It was written by Rev. A. F. Knepn of Grace United Breth- j rwn church, and is a transcript of ! an address he delivered at a group ! m"eti:ig at Fulton several months was present at the mootimr and re quested it for publication. Wi'M gosh im GtfD yZ j yllWA TO SEE THAT f . ( y M I FELLOW GOIN' f , III i Mw if-0 ' '1 -1

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