The Indianapolis News from Indianapolis, Indiana on May 19, 1950 · 15
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The Indianapolis News from Indianapolis, Indiana · 15

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Friday, May 19, 1950
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friday, May 19, 1950 fa .. ..- ... I i - i THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS Page 15 Paul Roberts, WFBM Disc Jockey, Is Dead Paul Roberts, 39, radio artist and WFBM disc jockey, died last night in St. Vincent' Hospital. Known to his many listeners 'as "The Happy Monster" Mr. Roberts had suffered a heart attack at the studio Monday just before he was scheduled to go ,on the air. He was taken home and then to the hospital. He had been ill with a a coronary heart condition earlier in the .spring and had returned to work a month ago. Born at Ludington, Mich., Mr. 'Roberts attended Olivet College, Michigan, where he was a member of the football team and also was wrestling champion. Before entering radio work he was a member of dance bands, principally as drummer. He was a versatile musician, and adept with the trumpet, trombone, clarinet and violin. One of his treasures was a drum head, which hangs on the studio walls, autographed by all the theatrical greats who passed through Indianapolis. Considered an unusual technician in his radio work, Mr. Roberts used five turntables at once in his disc jockey shows, which radio men term an unusual and difficult feat. He delighted his fans by breaking certain records with a loud clatter and replaying those he liked. He was also adept at impersonation. Mr. Roberts changed his name from Kent Josef for radio work, and before coming to Indianapolis was associated with stations at Lansing, Muskegon, Kalamazoo and Jackson, Mich., and Ft. . I . ' - I ; . , L y u DEATHS IN INDIANA Wayne. He came to Indianapolis in 1944. His programs Included the "Million Dollar Party" and "The Spinning Wheel" on radio, and "The Old Fashioned Amateur Hour," a television show. Recently he had moved into a home he had had erected at 3631 N. Arthington Blvd. Formerly he lived at New Palestine. He was an ardent builder of model railroads. Mr, Roberts was a member of the American Federation of Radio Artists and the New Pales, tine Masonic Lodge and attended the Methodist Church. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. vera Roberts, and two sons, Kirk, 11, and Mark, 3. MAY You EVENTS SPECIAL PURCHASE AND SALE GIRLS' GABARDINE AND SPUN RAYON SHORTS 1 .69 A hard-to-beat value price on girls' Gabardine and spun rayon shorts. Boxer back, front pocket in both the gabardine and rayons in green, white, and red. In Gabardine also zipper back, boy style. Summertime is short time . , . stock up now. Sixes 7-1 4. PLAID GINGHAM SHIRTS 1.6? BLOCK'S Girls' Shop, Third Floor 9 '"1 ""' ' Boys' 1.98 BOXER SHORTS 1 39 Gabardine boxer wash shorts. Full elastic waist, zipper fly, sanforiied shrunk. Colors of navy, brown, dark green and gray. He can give these lots of wear for play, for dress. Ages 4-10. BLOCK'S Boys' Shop, .Third Floor KPkUI I Till Ktwt CARMEL, Ind.. May 19 Serv- ices for Mrs. Dessie Hershey, 76, ! will be Sunday in the Carmel I Friends Church. She was active I many years in the Western Year ly Meeting of Friends. She wa the widow of the late Dr. Frank Hershey. Survivors include nephew, Dr. C J. Clark, of In dianapolis. CONNERSVILLE Rites for Mrs. Joan Pfeiffer Gulley, 23 wife of Marvin Gulley, were to day. She died Wednesday in an Indianapolis Hospital of polio, with which she was stricken November 6. She saw her 3 year-old son, Francis, last Sun day for the first time since she became ill. . LOGANSPORT The funeral of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Nave, 91 was today. The widow of Tete Nave, former Logansport grocer, she died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital. A native of Tennes sec, she was a cousin of Robert Taylor, former Governor of that state.... Services will be Friday at Winamac for Mrs. Cora Opal Pfost, 62, formerly of Winamac. She died in Logansport Wednes day.... Rites were today for Ed ward S. Day, 75, custodian of the West Side Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Indian Creek Cemetery near Lucerne He died yesterday in the St. Jo seph Hospital.... Rites for Jo seph Edward Williams, 70, re tired Pennsylvania passenger engineer, will be Saturday. He died yesterday at a Cleveland (O.) clinic. Survivors include two stepchildren, Dorothy Allen and Robert Lynch, both of Indi anapolis. MUNCIE Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Roy F. Mier, 56, an employee of the On tario Manufacturing Co. 41 years. LAGRANGE Services for Ru dolph A. Voder, S3, were today. Burial was in the Miller Ceme tery. Mr. Yoder died Wednesday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ben Bontrager, west of La grange. There are 87 descend' ents....The funeral of Mrs. Hazel E. Walker, 58, wife of Thurman Walker, was today in the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Wolcottville. She died in her Wolcottville home Tuesday after a four-month illness. ANDERSON Mrs. Mary Cro-mer, 92, widow of M. L. Cromer, who was Anderson assistant postmaster for many years, died Thursday. She had been an active figure in the Lutheran church. .. .Rites will be tomor row for Mrs. Mary E. Bronnen. berg, 86, widow of Benton Rron. nenberg and daughter of John and Nancy Matthew, Madison County pioneers.... Joseph A. Graham, 57. formerly a store manager, will be buried at An-derson. He died at Chicago. NEW CASTLE Services for Everett Houser, 65. will be to. morrow. He died Wednesday of a heart attack in his home northwest of Straughn.... Rites for Mrs. Alice R. Miles, widow of Frank Miles, will be tomorrow in Hartford City. She died Wednes day at the home of a daughter near Spnngport. .The funeral of Ethel Davis, lite :mg resident of Mooreland, was there today. She died Wednesday. J. A. Coakley, Ohio Industrialist, Dies CLEVELAND, May 19 f AP) John A. Coakley, 68, president of the Automatic Sprinkler Corp. of America since 1938, died last night. He also was chairman of the board of the Cleveland Stevedore Co. and the Brewsil-lon Co. of Massillon, O. Other deaths: IN SEATTLE, the Rev. Gerald Shaughnessy. 62, Roman Catholic bishop of the Seattle diocese. AT CARMEL, Cal., Hoyland B. Bettinger, 69, Carmel and former Boston artist, whose paintings had been exhibited in many museums. IN CHICAGO, John J. Hig-gins, 77, retired executive of Sears, Roebuck & Co., and one of the early builders of the mail order and chain store firm. AT SCHENECTADY, N. Y., W. G. Robbins, 48, president of the Carbology Co. of Detroit, an affiliate Of the General Electric Co. George Creque Funeral Tomorrow Funeral services for George W. Creque, 53, retired carpenter, will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in the J. C. Wilson Chapel of the Chimes. Burial will be at Lizton. Mr. Creque died yesterday in his home, 1636 Fletcher Ave., after three years' illness. Mr. Creque was born in Montgomery County and lived in Indianapolis 42 years. Here' he was employed by private contractors, specializing in interior finishing in many north-side homes. Previously he was a oontractor at Crawfordsville. He retired 13 years ago. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Minnie Creque; two sons, Fount and Robert Creque; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Schultz and Mrs. Juanita Stutsman; four grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. 11 Hurt Slightly in Rail Collision ALEXANDRIA, Va May 19 (UP) Eleven persons were injured slightly last night when the Chesapeake & Ohio's "George Washington" passenger train rammed into the last car of the Seaboard Line's "Silver Meteor," which was standing still. Police said it would have been a major accident but for the action of an unidentified switch man in flagging down the second train to almost a stop before the collision. ''Ly an r7 rs r r era , stysKiu Sale! Famous-Make coats ! We've sold hundreds at $35 SPECIAL PURCHASE big MILAN straws big values at 7.95 All wonderfully, excitingly new! Right at the beginning of the season! Tremendous choice of brand-new styles in white, wheat, cooffee, red, navy, black and brown. BLOCK'S Millinery Salon, Second Floor , 1 J ! 1 They're America's number one value at regular price! Exclusive with Block's. Ten of the season's best-selling styles . . . long or short, boxy and belted! All 100' Virgin woo! in tweeds and pastels . . . perfect for summer travel, vacations and through fall. Sizes 8 to 16. BLOCK'S Coat Shop, Second Floor SPECIALLY PRI 125 RE-ORDER DR Were 14.95 and 16.95 9.90 Just reduced for the May Event. Two piece rayon sheers in solid colors and prints. Printed rayon crepe jacket dresses. Rayon sheer basic dresses in navy or black. Two-piece printed rayon crepes. Bolero and other wanted styles. Sizes for regular misses and miss 5'5", 10 to 20. For all summer. BLOCK'S Budget Shop, Second Floor .... I '4 7W 4 far '1 7A 7 X 2 X 7 " if ' y "it 1 f SPECIAL! 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