The Brook Reporter from Brook, Indiana on September 6, 1945 · Page 1
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-7 BROOK, INDIANA, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 6, 1945 50th Year Number 8 Juries Drawn For September Term Pursuant to order of Court, Lloyd H. Bower, of Morocco, Indiana, and Boyd I. Neher, of Kentland, Indiana, Jury Commissioners, has drawn the following panels for the Juries lor the September Term, 1945. The .Petit Jury is composed of only 2 panels or 24 names, in the past 3 panels were drawn, but since the nd of the War and to cut down on expenses, the number has been reduced to 24. Fewer members will be excused under this measure, and Jf your name has been drawn you will be expected to serve unless good reason can be shown to the Court. The names drawn are as follows: GRAND JURY Mrs. Gertrude Doty, Jackson twp.; John Cooke, Grant twp.; Albert Burns, Byron Bryant, Lake twp.; Mrs. Archie Elijah, Beaver twp.; Ethel Lyons, Iroquois twp. PETIT JURY (1st Panel) Ed Kiifner, Phyllis Beagley, Mary He user, Mrs. Bruce Beagley, Mrs. Ethel Tinder, Iroquois twp.; Mrs. Frank Wilson, Maude Manchester, Mrs. Ethel Herriman, Mary Wilson, Jefferson twp.; Mrs. Harold Meyer, Mrs. Clarence Triplett, Beaver twp.; "William Barten, Grant twp. (2nd Panel) Lydia Brown, Esther Mauck, Jackson twp.; Mrs. Otto Boone, Otto Bridgeman, Thomas Britton, Jefferson twp.; Kenneth Warne, Mrs. Elmer Shedrow, Paul Smart, Mc-Clellan twp.; Mrs. John Colbourne, Beaver twp.; Harry Lawrence, Ethel Hess, Ardis Schuette, Iroquois twp. When the trial calendar is made a Venire will be issued by the Clerk and the Sheriff of Newton County -will serve notice on those who have been selected to report for Jury service. A SPECIAL, TREAT The Brook Public Library will sponsor a special treat for the public on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 12th when Mrs. May Park Smith will review the popular current book, "A Lion is in the Streets" by Adria ILocke Langley, at 7:30. For the benefit of those who are :not acquainted with Mrs. Smith, we add that she is a former principal of the Brook high school, and among Jier years of activity has taught literature in two colleges, and in her travels -has well covered the United States and Europe. "A Lion is in the Streets" is one of "the most interesting books of "fiction published this year. With -such a capable person as Mrs. Smith to review the story, the evening .should be most enjoyable. The public is invited. In conformity with the practice of the Government, Mr. Edward J. Hupe, manager of the Lafayette Social Security Board, announced today that effective immediately this office will go on a 40-hour week. The office will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 A. M. to S:00 P. M. and will be closed all day Saturdays. The Lafayette Social Security Board office is located In I loom 1, Post Office Building and erves the following counties: Ben-ton; Carrol, Clinton, Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White. Sales books for sale at this office. IPeacDnes Monday, Sept. 10 ALBERTA, J. II. HALE AND WHITE PEACHES Reading Produce Phone 270 American Fence Glow Boy Stoves Water Tanks Hog Waterers Plane Crashes At Fair Grounds Hal LeBoy, of Chicago, pilot and Jackie Gromer, of Pitwood, 111., passenger, were injured last Monday night when the Taylor Cub LeBoy was flying at the Fair Grounds, fell on the north side of the track just across from the grandstand. The accident occurred just as the crowd was going into the grandstand. LeBoy had just taken off from the field north of the track when his motor went dead on him. He attempted to land on the track but the right wing tip struck a bank on the inside of the track, wrecking the wing. The plane was thrown around and hit the bank, wrecking the other wing, tearing off the landing gear and twisting the motor loose from the frame. The plane was a complete wreck. LeBoy and Gromer were both taken to the hospital where examination showed that they had not suffered severe injuries. They have both been released from the hospital. SAGE-FENWICK FAMILY REUNION The Sage-Fenwick Family Reunion was held at the Tourist Park in Rensselaer on Sunday, Sept. 2. They enjoyed a picnic dinner and ice cream and a nice day of visiting. Fifty-one relatives attended. The oldest member present was John W. Sage, Rensselaer, and the youngest, John Sage III, the year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Russell Sage, of near Rensselaer. Among those present were, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Sage, Zella Jean, and the twins, Dorothy and Doris, of Michigan City; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sage, of South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Long, of Ft. Wayne; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sage, of Monticello; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Harms, of Rochester; Mrs. Jeannie Duggleby and Mrs. Katie Sage, of Winamac, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Graham, of Remington; Mr. John Ulm, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sage and Janice, Mr. and Mrs. John WT. Sage and Mr. and Mrs. John R. Sage and family, all of Rensselaer; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fenwick and Fern, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fenwick and family, Mrs. Owen Brown and son; Mrs. Joe Padgett, of Chicago; Mr. Gerald Cooper, of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cooper and sons, of near Goodland, and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Cooper and family. Mr. Frank Fenwick was elected secretary-treasurer in place of Mrs. Opal Campbell, who had resigned. After a short business meeting their first returned soldier, Gerald Cooper, was called on to make a speech. He gave a short talk and then answered questions that several different ones asked concerning people, weather conditions, etc, in England, Africa, Sicily and Italy, as well as the trip overseas. When he went over in August 1942 German subs were thick in the Atlantic and at least one was reported sunk as it was getting ready to attack the convoy. They went far enough north to see whales playing around. By a strange coincidence he came back to the U. S. A. on the ship Westpoint which was the same ship he was on when he went overseas. The family groups separated at a late hour and plan to meet again at the same place on the Sunday before Labor Day next year. Raymond Portwood, who was wounded in Germany, was here last Monday. Ray is on furlough and is now able to be around on crutches. The editor was surprised to see Ray wearing the same shoulder patch we wore in World War I. The first of the week Elmer Gentry brought in a pair of siamesse cucumbers that had been raised by his brother Bill. They were two cucumbers joined together lengthways. If there had been a classification for freak vegetables at the Fair, Bill would have won a prize. Mr. and Mrs. RusselljCundiff and daughter Jo Ann, of Attica, were here for the Fair on Wednesday. George Ade Personal Property Taken To Purdue For Memorial RITES ARE HELD FOR JOSEPH 11. FAG AN, VETERAN TEACHER Bloomington, Ind., Sept. 4 Rites were held today for one of the oldest schoolmasters in the state, Joseph B. Fagan, 82, who died Saturday in Bloomington Hospital. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery. For the last twenty years Mr. Fagan had lived in this city, following his retirement. He was the father of Howard S., Sam G., and John H. Fagan, all connected with the stone industry here. Mr. Fagan had taught in schools in Frankton, Goodland, Bedford and Princeton. He had served as principal seven years and as superintendent twenty-two years. At the time of his retirement he was superintendent of schools at Princeton, and had been superintendent of schools in Bedford for seven years before going to Princeton. Mr. Fagan was born in Newton County, son of Lawrence and Kath-erine Fagan, natives of Ireland and pioneer residents in the northern part of the state. He received his education at State Normal College in Valparaiso, Indiana University, where he received his A. B. degree, and the University of Chicago. Survivors include also his widow, Mrs. Rosalie Fagan; a daughter, Mrs. Vera Eaton, St. Louis; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. CORT LAHl'E HURRIED HERE Cort LaHue, 82, a former Goodland resident, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hazel Jessen, Lafayette, at 9 o'clock, Friday morning, August 31. He had been ill for several weeks but the immediate cause of death was a cerebral hemorrhage. He was a son of Spencer and Ann ((Wheat) LaHue and was born in Harrison Co., Indiana, January 22, 1863. He had resided in Jasper and Newton counties for more than thirty years; going to Lafayette a-bout two years ago. In 1891 he married Rebecca Davis who died in 1939. Surviving are six daughters: Mrs. Elsie Amy and Mrs. Nora Ogden, New Albany; Mrs. Mary Hazelbaker, Anderson; Mrs. Hazel Jessen, Lafayette; Mrs. Lydia Smith, Chicago; Miss Helen LaHue, Fort Wayne; three sons: Walter, of Attica; Raymond, of Francesville, and Albert, of Goodland. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Loretta Hickman, Jeffersonville; two brothers, Edward, of Georgetown, and Alva, of New Albany. The body was brought to the Albert LaHue home in Goodland, Saturday. Funeral services were hela in the Brook Methodist Church, Sunday afternoon, by the Rev. R. C. Cooper. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, east of Brook. ST. PIERRE FAMILY REUNION The St. Pierre Family Reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Antcliff and family on Sunday afternoon. Seventy-five relatives attended and enjoyed the bountiful basket dinner. The oldest member present was Mrs. Napoleon St. Pierre, age 76, of St. Anne, 111. The youngest one present was Richard Wiseman, 7 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wiseman, of Rensselaer. Of the many soldier and sailor relatives only two were privileged to be present. They were brothers-in-law Floyd Spenard and James Woody, both from Lafayette and on furlough from their camps in Kentucky and Tennessee. Relatives from St. Anne and Lafayette made the longest trips to attend. WEATHER INSTRUMENT FOUND Last Friday Tom Woolley, who lives north of Brook, found a weather recording instrument that had been l-eleased at the Joliet Municipal Airport on Thursday night at 10:00 o'clock. In spite of Thursday night's storm, the instrument was in good condition. Buy a WAR BOND Today! Burdsall Paints'! Speed Queen Washers Hardware and Electrical Supplies! Qay Hero&tfsaaia Hardware Frank Hockma, Vice-President of Purdue University and J. H. Mor-iarority, Director of the Purdue Uni-versity Library came to Hazelden on Thursday to select and have taken to Purdue, the many items of personal property belonging to George Ade, that under the terms of his will, were to be given to the university. They will be placed in a George Ade memorial room in the Purdue library building. Two trucks were loaded with the hundreds of items that will be on display at the university. Practically everything in Mr. Ade's office, where he wrote many of his plays and fables, was taken to Purdue, including the desk and chair, two safes, manuscript cabinets and curio cabinets. The hundreds of curios collected by Mr. Ade on his trips abroad were packed by an experienced packer in a number of barrels. These curios came from almost every country in the world and represented many thousands of miles of travel. Their value would run into the thousands of dollars. Mr. Ade's library of several hundred books was also taken. Included in the collection will be the now famous lifesize cut-out of Will Rogers that was autographed and presented to Mr. Ade by Mr. Rogers. This cut-out has stood in Mr. Ade's office for a number of years. One item that has little cash value but that would be of interest to local people is the old leather mail bag, that for years, has been brought to town each morning when employees of Mr. Ade came for his mail. Also included will be the large figure that has stood just outside the front door for a number of years. All book cases and curio cabinets in the house were taken and these will be fil'ied with the books and curios. Some years ago while on a trip abroad Mr. Ade brought back six copper plates or plaques, that from their appearance, must have come from China. Mr. Ade had these made into light fixtures and two of them were installed in the hall and four in the living room. While these were not taken today, they will be reserved and later sent down to be used in the Memorial room. We are glad to see this collection of Mr. Ade's go to Purdue University where they will be safely housed and be a permanent memorial to one of Indiana's most famous personages. , Fred Kelliy, famous biographer, who is writing a biography of Mr. Ade was also at Hazelden Thursday, going through Mr. Ade's papers and manuscripts, looking for ma terial that would assist him in the writing of the biography. BARN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING The cupola on the barn at the Thad Martin farm was struck by lightning during the electric storm last Friday morning at about three o'clock. It caught fire but luckily the hay mow was empty and the fire did not spread rapidly. The Brook fire department was called and the fire was extinguished with but little damage. We have been notified to discontinue sending the Reporter to Harold Lomax and George James as they are on their way home. Harold has been in Germany and George has been stationed on some of the Pacific islands. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Egli, of Valparaiso, spent the weekend with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Robbins. Mrs. Charles Bentley sent us a peach the first of the week that was really some peach. It came off a tree in her" yard and it weighed three-quarters of a pound and was 11 inches in circumference. She says she has another that weighs almost a pound. Howard Noland Is Killed When Jap Suicide Plane Hits Several weeks ago Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Noland received word 'that their son Howard had been killed in action. A few weeks previous they had received word that he was missing in action. The following letter received by Betty Noland from one of Howard's shipmates, explains how Howard met his death: April 28, 1945 Dear Betty, I was very glad to receive your letter dated the 24th of April. My only regret is that we meet under the circumstances such as they are. Your letter was sent here to my home address. For you see, I have just recently returned from Okinawa, and during the time I spent in the hospital in the Marianas Is., those of us who were wounded were detached from the ship and all our mail was forwarded to our home address, as the whereabouts of most of us is not known. To begin with, what happened to our ship. On the 16th of April our ship (not to be mentioned) was just off Okinawa taking part in the Ie Shima landing, when two Jap suicide planes came in on our ship Fate was against us and we were unable to shoot them down. One of them was able to come in and sui cide dive into the Flying Bridge where your brother and Buford, an other of our close buddies, and the Chief Yoeman and myself were at Battle Stations. The Jap had a 500 lb. bomb and extra gas tanks attached to his ship. When the plane came in I ran to the after part of the bridge and layed down. The plane hit and the bomb went off with gasoline spreading on the bridge and various parts of the ship. After the plane had hit, I got up from the deck and tried to find out just how bad we were hit. I felt myself burning up and fellows around me on fire also. Many of them were killed instantly from various things. During all this I had not seen your brother. I then went to the lookout booth and jumped over the side. After a while I took check of myself and I found that I was burned on the top part of my hands and my lower left side of my chest was injured. After being in the water (Continued on page eight) ACCOuNT is the IKEY STONE to SUCCESS Community t i yf 1 r I f WaMilal :1!fA Utflv ixi?iiiit: i:7s Stoves & Furnace Repairs Stove & Furnace Pipe ; Pyrex Ware Enamel Ware Fair Drawing Big Crowds The Newton County Fair, now going on has set new records in several ways. The crowds are as large or larger than ever before and this year's entry list in about every department is the largest in the history of the Fair. Secretary Schuh tells us that in the women's building they have 150 more entries than has ever been shown before. In the produce and vegetable department they have had trouble finding room for all the entries. There are 80 entries of tomatoes. Every available space is being used for the live stock entries, with a list of over 100 draft horses. In the amusement department, the Fair opened Monday with a circus that made a big hit with the crowd. Tuesday's feature was a horse show with western horses featured in the afternoon and the society horse show being presented in the evening. Wednesday night the Musical Revue made its first apperance and played to a capacity grandstand. If you didn't see this show on Wednesday night be sure to see it on either Thursday or Friday night. In our opinion it is the best show that has ever been presented at the Fair. It is featured by a number of really high class acts with a star chorus and a fine master of ceremonies. Friday will be school day with school children of this and surrounding counties the guests of the association and a record breaking crowd is looked for. WEDDING ANNOUNCED Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Warr announce the marriage of their daughter, Lois Ellen, to Lawrence Hofer-lin, of Rensselaer, Sept. 1, which took place in The Country Church of the City, Chicago, 111. LOSES FINGERS IN HAY BALER Clay Baird, of near Morocco, caught his left hand in the machinery of a hay baler early Tuesday morning. The hand was so badly injured that it was necessary to amputate all four fingers. ELWOOD CURTIS HOME Elwood Curtis arrived home the latter part of last week, having re ceived his discharge from the army on August 26th. Elwood had been overseas for over three years, serving in North Africa, Italy and Germany. MRS. WHALEY ENTERTAINS Mrs. Perry Whaley entertained a few friends at her home last Friday afternoon complimenting her aunt, Mrs. Minnie Kemper Stone. Iced refreshments and cake were served. Guests, besides Mrs. Stone and daughter Barbara, were Mrs. Ralph Kemper and mother, of Fowler, Mrs. Lou Kemper Layman, of Minneapolis, Mrs. Walter Hess, Mrs. George Miller, Mrs. B. E. Beagley, Mrs. R. A. Conn, Mrs. Ina Pierson, Mrs. Grant Shaffer and Helen Jean and Margaret Wrhaley. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Sainte and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Conn went to Chicago Thursday to see the All-Star football game at Soldier's Field. Tommy Harmon, famous war hero, was one of the players. The myth of government being a bottomless treasure chest, will vanish if we use the word taxpayers instead of government. State Bank 44 Yeara In- BwineM ....

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