Greenville Sun from Greenville, Missouri on March 14, 1929 · 1
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Greenville Sun from Greenville, Missouri · 1

Greenville, Missouri
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Thursday, March 14, 1929
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T H E HOME PAPER VOLUME XXXV GREENVILLE, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1920 NUMBER 45 POPULAR HIGH SCHOOL CIRL MARRIED MONDAY CHARLES W. CHILTON DIES IN ST. LOUIS HOSPITAL URBAN GIBBS HOME COUNTV COURT HELD DESTROYED BY FIRE ONE DAY SESSION CAS LINE SURVEYORS PATTERSON CITIZEN THIS SIDE OF LODI j CALLED BY DEATH A very f.rvt ty wedding was solemnized at the Methudi-l parsonage Muii. lay morning at ten o'clock u hen Mh-s Iuth Mabrey, popular high school student, became the bride of Lie Roy White of Searboro, 111. Rev. Geo. A. McFarland in a very impressive manner spoke the words which united the happy couple, Miss Betty Mab-rey, sister of the bride, Chas. El-linghuuse, friend of the couple, and Mrs. McFarland witnessing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. White are well known not only in Greenville but also In the Kime and Chaonia communities. He is the son of Rev. and Mrs. J. M. White of Kime and the bride is the winsome daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Mabrey of near Chaonia. Residing in adjoining communities the couple became acquainted and following an almost steady courtship of two years were married. Mr. White is an upright young man and the bride, who is a lovable young lady, will make for him an amiable companion. She is a member of the Junior da--; in high 'school, wa.- very popular, took an active purl in school nctivit'e-ami will be missed by the students. The newlywed- demited shortly after the wedding for a visit with their parents and will then journey to dearborn, 111., when Mr. White ha-- located and w litre thev will make their home. .We join with the many friends in wishing for the couple happiness and prosperity as they journey through life. SCHOOL NOTES The quarterly examinations will be conducted in the high school and in the upper grades on Thursday and Friday, March 14th and 15th. All students are urged to be present for the examinations. Mr. Lloyd Revelle, Principal of the high school, was called t his homo at Advance Thursday night because of the death of his grandfather. A representative of the Curtis Publishing Company visited our school Monday morning and gave us an interesting lecture on Vocational Guidance. He left us a wall chart which depicts graphically America's Opportunities for Workers. The Curtis Publishing company edits the Ladies Home Journal, the Country Gentleman and the Saturday Evening Post. The students in the high school are selling subscriptions to these three magazines and receive 50 cents of the price of each magazine. The money made in this way is to be used for the Athletic fund. .Two teams have been organized and the leaders are Virginia Rhodes and Mary Bollinger. They are to see which team can sell the most subscriptions. Standardized tests in Reading are to be given in the higli school and in the grades this week. Monroe's Standardized tests are the ones which we are going to use. The faculty and students of the high school wish to thank the patrons of the school for the loyal way in which they gave us support by attending the program and pie sniper on Saturday night. We v-i-h to thank all tlio-c who aided us in the musical program and all others who assisted in any way. The total receipts were $52.25. After expenses were paid there was a total of $36. Miss Ruth Mabrey surprised the faculty and students, of the high school by becoming the bride of Mr. Lee White on Monday, March 11, 1921). Ruth was a good student and we will miss her very much in our class rooms and in var ious school organizations. We, as a school, extend congratulations and best wishes. PIE SUPPER AND SPELLING MATCH There will he an old fashioned spelling match and pie supper at he Tool Springs school house on 'riday night. March 15, 1921). The roceeds will bs used for a sot of moks for the school. A1 the ladies vill please brinpr pivws or candy, and nen and hoys don't Torgct your locket hooks. Everyone is invited. Mrs. Mae Ilolladay, Prin. Prof. Chns. M. Randall and Rev. G. A. McFarland are scheduled to go to Lowndes Friday evening where they will take part in the exercises of the Lowndes high school held that night. Cha-. W. Chilton, well known wi ; m(1 citizen, who for some t'me has re-ided on his farm near n 1 1 1 . B id. dual in a St. Louis hospital l'uisday morning following an operation for chronic appendant is. Cha-. W. Chilton, aged 57, was for many years one of the most prominent and powerful citizens of Willianisville, where he owned and managed the Willianisville Supply Company for more than 20 years, selling the business a few years ago and having sinee engaged in farming. While a resident of Williams-ville Mr. Chilton was a leader in church and served for a long time as superintendent of the Sunday School. He was also a member of the Board of Education and interested in all other community affairs always being looked upon as a leader and a man who could be depended upon. The funeral services will be conducted from the Methodist church in Willianisville this, Thursday, afternoon with the pastor, Rev. D. B. Kazee, in charge. Burial will be in Otter Creek cemetery. Surviving is the wife, Jennie Chilton; and four children, Pauline, Car! and Mildred residing in Harlingen, Texas; Nadine Chilton at borne. WILLIAMSV1LLE NEWS Tee Ik. ml, winter the in- r... t! n of Prof. Scars, nuot- twice -h week. Mi mbiV evening bn; g r:,i in, thev took advantage of ' ie -licet lights and furnished me-'e fur the town and enioyed the le-frodimcnt.; d..natd by Mr. and Mr. Mger Chatman. Read Alcorns ad on back page. NT. W. Strickland drove to his farm, near Chaonia Sunday and was accompanied home by Cleacy and Clifford Cozort, who are in school here. Reports are that Lee Duncan has been ill since they have been in Detroit, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. Claire Sears of Tyler, Texas, are visiting the formers parents. Mr. and Mrs. Victor Sears, and will probably make their home here this summer. J. B. Duncan is moving to the T. W. Ivy farm south of town. Mr. Tucker is moving his family to the farm where Mr. Duncan - moveij from. Bed Williams and Pat Moore of Ojibway were here Monday. We hear that Grant Willard of near Taskee died Sunday night. Mrs. Ed Burton is spending this week with friends in Little Rock, Ark. Carl Brawley moved his family here from Reynolds county. He is employed at the handle factory. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Absheer and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Marler enioyed an outing and dinner at the Markham Spring Sunday. R. L. Dees and son, Lee, of Taskee. were business visitors here Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. T. Leeper of Greenville were here Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Alger Chatman were Poplar Bluff visitors Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Buffington of St. Louis spent the weekend here with the latters mother, Mrs. Anna Hughes. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Leerer of Mill Spring spent Sunday with Mrs. Hattie McGhee. Mrs. W. H. Ijames sold her house hold goods at auction Saturday and will make her home with her son, Charles. Miss Margie Edgar of Amarillo, Tex., motored here last week to visit her father. W. F. Edgar. She left Monday via St. Louis, accompanied by her father. Our streets have been crowded the past week. Seems that every team near is hauling in rock, loading several cars each day. Monroe Wilson of Little Brushy was taken to the Brandon hospital Sunday by Mr. and Mrs. VV. 0. Eud aley. He cut his foot about five weeks ago. It ' seemed to be getting along nicely for a while then became infected. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Sharp accompanied by Mrs. W. N. Osborne and Willa Ijames, motored to Poplar Bluff Monday. Leo Mosier departed last week for Texas seeking employment, and returned Sunday. Mrs. Fred Raines of Highway 60 spent the weekend in the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Julian. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Edgar returned to their home in St. Louis Sunday following a week spent with the formers parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Edgar. George Schlater of PatBerson, Game Warden for this territory, was here Monday. George Julian and L. I. Wallis motored to Patterson Monday on business. , . Scott Alcorn sold a dwelling in new town to W. A. Shannon. This was formerly owned by J. L. Tinker and known as the Biggerstnff property. Mr. and Mrs. James Connelly and Mrs. Oda Mayes of Ironton are visiting hi the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Connelly this week. Rev. D. B. Kazee went to St. Louis Sunday night to see some of his members who were in the hospitals. He reports Mrs. B. F. Young getting along nicely and she will probably return home in two weeks. Fire believed to have originated from a defective flu destroyed the Urban Gibbs home in east Greenville Saturday morning about 10 ortork. According to information given to us by Mr. Gibbs no one was at the home that morning but his daughter, Miss Irene, and Miss Fern Williams, he being at the farm home at Gipsy, Bollinger county, and Mrs. Gibbs and daughter, Alma, being with another daughter, Mrs. Amy Bollinger, residing on the Bollinger farm near town. It appears that Miss Irene Gibbs and Miss Williams had started a fire with the intention of preparing breakfast and that sparks from the flue due to an overheated stove set the building on fire. Due t.. the efforts of friends everything in the home was saved with the exception of a few clothes. No insurance was carried on the building. Mr. Gbbs, one of the well known citizens of near Gipsy, purchased the home here in order that his children could have the advantages of the Greenville High School. He v.:; r.mainiiig at the farm home aid Mrs. G'Ms with the children. Mr. Gibbs stated, however, that he lmd rented his farm and was pre-:r!rg to move to Greenville next week. lie will rent another place and move here, stating that he would rebuild or buy another home. VOCATIONAL PROGRAM AT PATTERSON (R. R. Nichols, Instr.) According to the instructions of the State Department of Vocational Education, the vocational courses offered in our high school have been conducted on a seasonal sequence" basis. Every phase of the work has been studied in season as far as possible. The problems relative to profitable corn production in this county were taken up at the particular time when these problems were be-Jng encountered right on the farms. In this way many practical conclusions were reached which were almost if not entirely separated from the usual condemned bookish agriculture. All farm crops have been handled in the same way. Our agriculture texts are used as reference when we wish to know what has been accomplished by following certain practices with certain crons. We find many who want to experiment with crops. We think the best thing to be done here is to look up the results obtained by our State Experiment Station along this particular line and then govern our farming activities in proportion. It seems that time, labor, seeds, fertilizers and land are too dear to experiment with, especially when we are not very certain of the outcome, or rather the income. We might say that our whole system of class room instruction is built around the results of lour Experimental Station, the enterprises pursued in the county, and the actual seasonal needs of the farmers. All questions are cheerfully, answered. FRANK ODELL DIES AT CARUTHERSVILLE Frank ODell, aged 77 years and 13 days, father of Mrs. W. B. Harris of this city, died at his home in Caruthersville Tuesday, March 5, following an illness of five weeks with flu-pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted at the Missionary Baptist church, in Caruthersville, March 7, with the pastor, Rev. Foster, officiating. Burial was in the City Cemetery at Caruthersville. Mr. ODell was formerly a citizen of Wayne county. During the time he resided here he made scores of friends and during the years spent at Caruthersville was a highly respected citizen. He was a member of the Baptist church and took active part in affairs of his church. He was an honest, law-abiding citizen, had no enemies, and a man whose passing will be regretted by many. Surviving are his present wife and 7 children by a former marriage. The children are Mrs. Minnie Bennett, Richard ODell, Andy ODell, Mrs. Willie Ward. Mrs. Belle Ward, Caruthersville; Mrs. W. B. Harris, Greenville; Albert ODell of Hnyti. WEIGHING PARTY Are you watching your weight? Are you a human hatrark? Are you a good natured fat? Or are you a happy medium? the Methodist Ladies Aid wmigh you at 4 pounds per penny at the Mystic Theatre Saturday night. March 23. An entertaining program will he rendered, and refreshments will he served to those present. Tom Flemming of Taskee transacted business here Saturday. Uoi'iiy Cucrt with Judges Jones, Dm he'i a d Beaty u-eiit, held a M.-hoi here Monday. ('. M. Robinson, M. M. Alexandra Jo!, i! Hale. Biddy and W. Sand r-on of the Chaonia cum-mun'ty appeared befoie the court. The bridge which crosses snow creek near Chaonia, according to Mr. Iiohinson, has been impassable for some time and citizens were interest, d in seeing that the court build a new bridge or repair the one now located there. The court agreed to pay for the repairing of the bridge. Valuations were put on companies for taxable purposes as follows: Arkansas-Missouri Power Company, $34,823; Inland Telephone Company, $8,110; Missouri Southern, $31,340. Allowances were made as follows A. W. Copeland, $1029.58, Road Dist. No. 2, overseer. Wm. White, $100, Dist No. 4, working road. J. C. Wright, $9.40, Dist. 4, dragging road from Hiram to Camp 8. J. II. Fox, $15, partial support, December, Janhiarv, February. R. E. Strickland, $7.52, freight and drayage. M!S. EMILY TWIDWELL I PLACED AT REST tormn community practically all ,h.r life, having been born and rais- ed in what is known as the Virginia settlement north of Patterson. Her I maiden name was Emily Dupree. She was married three times, her first husband. Mr. Williams, who died in 1875, was buried near Greenville. To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. James Kendricks of Des Arc. Her second marriage was to Andrew Kirkpatrick, to this union being born three children; Joe Kirkpatrick and Mrs. Coleman Bennett of Patterson and Mrs. VVm. Allen, who resides near Greenville. The other marriage was to Rev. A. G. Twidwell, who died several years - . PLAY AT PATTERSON FRIDAY EVENING The Freshman and Sophomore classes of Patterson high school will present a three act comedy at the high school auditorium Friday evening at 7:30. In this play, Aaron Slick of Punkin Crick, the old farmer gets ahead of the city slickers in their attempt to defraud a poor widow of her farm. The characters are: Aaron Slick, not as green as he looks Winfred Brooks. Mr. Wilbur Merridan. a crooked speculator John Russell. Clarence Green, a mysterious young man Philip Hunter. Mrs. Rosa Ferry, an Oklahoma Widow Edna Hovis. Gladys May Merridan. a sweet young thing Maxine Wilkinson. The Girl in Red Evelyn Adams. Little Sis Riggs, a regular tomboy Norma Twidwell. PATTERSON NEWS R. L. Wakefield and wife spent Sunday at their farm near Lodi. Mrs. D. H. Westmoreland has returned from St. Louis where she has been at the bedside of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Essman. The Freshmen-Sophortjore play will be given at the high school auditorium Friday night of this week. Miss Jennie Hixson visited in the home of her sister, Mrs. Walter Sweazea, Saturday. Prof, and Mrs. Hugh Rowland and daughter. Betty Rae, spent the weekend in Cape Girardeau. We were sorry to hear of the death of Aunt Emily Twidwell, who recehtly moved to Des Arc and made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Jim Kendricks. Mrs. Twid-I well lived in and near Patterson I for many years. She was the 'mother of Mrs. Coleman Bennett land Joe Kirkpatrick of this place, i She is survived by a number of children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Interment was at Bounds church cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Garren of Patterson and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Garren of Silva spent Snn-dav at Sam A. Baker Tark with R. C. AY h i t e and wife. Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Daffron will leave Cape Girardeau Monday for Garnett, Kan., where they will make their home. Their son-in-law. J. Scott Judy, of Kansas City, recently purchased a farm on which Mr. Daf fron resided in his younger days and it is on this place that the Daf-frons will live. Mrs. Herbert Spen cer and little son. Robert, who made their home with the Daffrons will join them in Garnett shortly. At present Mrs. Spencer is with her sister, Mrs. Judy in Kansas City. Daffron has been connected with the Groves Motor Company here for a number of years. Cape Southeast Missourian. E""'peer The-. 11. Holman. wi'Si Scon W. J. Cain and entire -r -v ci.-I-!ng of Wm. 'k-e't, Hon,, r M.vb.n. Wal'er Fleischer. Claren-o Dellinger and Robert Snell, all employed by the MN.-hippi River Fu, 1 Company, are making their headquarters at the Stone hotel. These men. who ore surveying and laying out the route for the natural gas line which will pass a short distance east of Greenville, are now working on this side of Lodi coming this way. However, very slow progress is made as the route is a difficult one. The line follows ridges wherever possible as there is less danger of washouts, quicksand or other trouble against the line. Another crew of engineers and linemen are working from Poplar Bluff toward Greenville, meeting the crew here. Engineers explain that it will take possibly three weeks before the route is completed. As soon as the line is surveyed and staked out the concern will j send men out to get leases on the right of wav. A strip of land one rod wide will be leased and the only , surface obstruction will be a tele-! phone line. With the completion ! of the line the company will have , track walkers for every ten mile section and these men will inspect the line every 24 hour?. It cannot yet be estimated ju-t where the line will he located in neare-t noint to Greinville or the -.-iSi!ities that ;t wi'l afford the chv. Yi'.u-ver, it i- needless to snv the! !vc citizens will welcome the company. ALCORN FFED COMPANY . GETS NEW LOCATION i The Alcorn Feed & Flour Company will have, more spacious quarters within the next few days, according to information given us ; Tuesday by Scott Alcorn. Mr. Al- corn states that he has leased the east side loom of the Greenville , Mercantile Company store building, i where the meat market is now lo-j cated. Proprietors of the store will move their meat market and other stock into the large room of the building, a change which they have been contemplating for some time. As soon as they get moved and some improvements made the Alcorn Feed & Flour Company will move tbeir stock from the Rackett t building where they have been Itf-i cated for several months. Mr. Alcorn is this week calling j the attention of the reader to his j change of location with an adver-I tisement which will be noted on the j back page. The new location will i give the firm more room, and a i place where they can display their j-merchandise to a better advantage. CROWD ATTENDS MUSICAL AND PIE SUPPER The pie supper and musical en- tertainment staged at the Mystic , Theatre Saturday evening for the , benefit of the Greenville High School basketball team was highly i profitable and enjoyable. Music 1 was furnished by the Greenville i Brass Band and special numbers by James F. Fox, Sr., with his talk-1 ing banjo, Abner Farrow with his almost human fiddle, assisted by ; Kenneth Barrow, Beuford Shoe-j make and Ernest White, with their I guitars. Frank Settle surprised the large audience with his harp. which was brimful of wonderful numbers. Following the special numbers Percy Lee sold the pies, which brought about $52. NIGGER MINSTREL SATURDAY NIGHT I I An all home talent Negro Minstrel sponsored by the Greenville Brass Band will be staged at the Mystic Theatre. Saturday evening. March 16. The whole affair will be laughable from the rise of the curtain at 8 oclock until the ' entire two hours program is coni-I piete. On the stage will be noted the black face boys, who will I make each and every person present forget their troubles. The old time Nigger Minstrel combined with the hand music, orchestra, singing, dancing, monologues, solos, and everything. Band boosters and those who enjoy Nigger Minstrels would do well to vo to Beasleys Confectionery and purchase their reserved seat tickets before all are sold. General admission at the door will be 20 and 30 cents, doors to open at 7 oclock. MRS. JOSIE BARKS DIED WEDNESDAY Mrs. Josie Barks, age 64, wife of 1 Eli Barks, residing near Wills, died 1 at the Brandon hospital in Poplar Bluff Wednesday following an operation for appendicitis. Mrs. Barks was taken to the ! hospital Saturday and the operation performed, which was a success. She seemed to rally from the operation. but due to her age and other ailments she grew gradually weaker. death coming Tuesday night. I Surviving are the husband and other relatives. As we go to press funeral arrangements have not been completed. however, interment will prob-. ably in the cemetery near Wills. Mr.-. J. X. Birdwell, aged Patter-'in citizen. pa:--e-J away at her home there Tuecday after an i!li;e.-s i.f almost three weeks with pneumonia 1'oliuwii.g an attack of tiu. -Mis. B.rJwt-11 was horn in Jaek- n .March 1 1, 1847, and had passed her 82nd birthday by one day. .She moved to Wayne county when a small girl and had since resided here, making her home at Patterson for many years, where she was loved and cherished ty all citizens. She had for many years been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, and while at Patterson and other places was an active church worker. Mrs. Birdwell was a nurse of ex-Governor Sam A. Baker, this being verified when her picture appeared in the July 20, 1928, issue of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which followed the dedication of the Faker State Park on July 16, Mr. Baker having been born near Patterson. Mrs. Birdwell bore the distinction of having been hostess and cook to General Sterling Price and his staff officers when they came through Patterson in September, 1864, on their way to Stony Battery and Pilot Knob, where they routed the Union forces. Because of the good cooking of Mrs. Birdwell, General Brice left several of his men at the Birdwell home as a guard to protect the young woman, then Julia Eng-J 11-h, and her sister, mother and aunt, against bushwhackers and i.iai a ud'-r-. The English home was guarded under special- orders of Gen. Price f-r several months. It ' was the- means of paving the family I from the raids of the Northern spies who might have burned their cald'i because it had sheltered Price. However, Mrs. Birdwell father was a Northern soldier, and her grandfather fought in the war of 1812. Funeral services were from the residence in Patterson with Mr. Biggs of Dexter, a friend of the family, in charge. Burial was in the Old English cemetery, on the-Ironton road, one mile northeast of Patterson. At the cemetery a choir made up of old friends from Greenville, Patterson, Willianisville and other nearby places paid their" last tribute of respect by singing the old hymns that the decase4 loved so well. -s Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Flov Ellis, of Patterson; two sis-tersMrs. A, Blaine of Piedmont, Mrs. MaA.iew Creasy of Oakland' California, and John English of Texas. Mrs. C. M. Rhodes of Greenville and Mrs. John G. Settle of Willianisville are nieces of the deceased. Other relatives also sur. vive. SHERIFF FRANK WHITE WARNS AUTO OWNERS Sheriff Frank C. White states that after March 15 all automobile owners should have their new 1929 license plates and have them properly displayed on their automobiles. After March 15 it is a violation of state laws to drive an auto or truck without license. Sheriff White has issued orders to all his deputies in various parts of the county to detain all who do not have their license after the date specified. Sheriff White further warns all auto owners to have their cut-outs closed and auto lights working at all times, and beware of speeding. City Marshal Lyman B. Wilcox states that a number of automobile and truck owners in Greenville have secured their City plates for 1929, however, there are a number on the streets who do not have them. Marshal Wilcox requests that all who do not have their license to see City Collector Gladys Hughey without delay. Mr. Wilcox and Mr. White will work together on all occasions in the way of law enforcement and they expect all citizens, wherever residing, to obey the automobile regulations the same as other laws. Citizens should do this without having to be compelled to do so. PROMINENT COUPLE QUIETLY MARRIED The many friends of J. Earl Ful-t n of the Patterson community and Mrs. Ono Twidweil-Pridy of the Clubb community were given a pleasant surprise when this couple drove to Lutesville last Saturday and were quietly married, the ceremony taking place at the home of the, bridegrooms aunt, Mrs. Anna Dale, at Lutesville. Rev. Grifith, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Patton, officiating in the absence of the pastor of the Lutesville church. Following the ceremony the newly married couple, accompanied by Mrs. Dale, drove back to the home of the parents of the bridegroom, where a delicious wedding dinner was awaiting them. This marriage unites two prominent families of Wayne county, the bride being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emory Twidwell. She was recognized as one of the successful teachers of the county and is verse) in the art of Tiome-making as well as in literature. The bridegroom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. II. P. Fulton and is acknowledged to be one of the most successful farmers and stockraisers in the Patterson community .He owns a good farm where he and his bride will make their home. Prof, and Mrs. J. U. White of Lodi were visiting and attending to business here Wednesday.

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