The Franklin Evening Star from Franklin, Indiana on October 1, 1936 · Page 1
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Ewe Star FRAMEfl; IE NING LN.8. UNITED PSZSS N Now- Sixty Years Ago. An Old Minute Book. Hayes & Wheeler Club. A Church Budget. A Diary of 1877. -BY THE EDITOR Early in the month of September. 1876, a little more than 60 years ago, a group of young men of the Union community met at the Union Christian church south of Franklin for the purpose of organizing a club to support the candidacies of Hayes and Wheeler, the Republican nominees in that campaign for president and vice president. That political interest was keen in that year and in that community is shown by the fact that 40 young men attended that first meeting and placed their names on the club's membership roll. Thus writer's father was one of the 40 charter members. Martin Sellers, an uncle of this writer, was chosen secretary of the club, and during the succeeding sixty years he has preserved the old minute book of thai club and has shown it to us. Of the 40 charter members of that club only four are now living. The four survivors are Martin Sellers. Robert Sellers. John C. White and Thomas H. Feathern-gill. It is interesting to note that at the first meeting of the club it was voted that the club members should wear caps, all alike, with the names Hayes and Wheeler on the front of each cap. Those young Republicans of 60 years ago wanted to show their colors. We also note that they made plans to attend a Hayes & Wheeler rally to be held in Shelby ville on the following Saturday. They decided to "make the trip in wagons." It must have taken them the greater lart of a day to drive to Shelby-ville to attend that rally and the greater part of a night to return home. They could not look forward then to the present when we can step into an auto and whisk ourselves over a dustless road from Franklin to Shelbyville in a half hour's time. At a later meeting, on September 18. 1876. the club had as its speaker a Mr. Mcdkerk. of Edinburg. This writer has known the people of Edinburg for a long period of years but we had never heard that name before. Mr. Medkerk. who was described as a man who spoke "very forcibly." went to quite a bit of trouble to drive from Edinburg to the Union church with a horse and buggy 60 years ago. He could make that journey now in a few minutes of time. It is. interesting to note that after the Hayes & Wheeler campaign of 1876 was over and Rutherford B. Hayes became President of the United States, the club at Union seems to have disbanded and the club's minute book was used as a account book for the treasurer of the Union Clm'stian church. Martin Sellers was tin? church treasurer which accounts for his having possession of the club book as it will be remembered he was secretary of the club. Church budgets 60 years ago were very modest affairs. From January 1, 1877 to July 29. 1877, the total of contributions for the support of the church was $136.69. During the same period the treasurer paid out a total of $138 for services of pastors, for fuel and janitor services. The treasurer paid out $1.31 more than he received, which shows he must have advanced his own money. He was a good treasurer. The wood to heat the church during the period from January to July cost but one dollar. The church janitor was paid $12. Two dollars was paid for communion wine. The minister got the rest of the $138, or $123. On certain pages of thus old book this uncle of ours had kept a diary. On Wednesday, July 18. 1877. lie "unloaded hay and worked in the stable in the morning. Thinned corn in the afternoon. Rained in the morning. Clear in afternoon." On Thursday he "cut oats." It was cloudy and cool that day. On Friday he continued to cut oat-s. That day it was clear and cool. Saturday he made hay. In the evening he went to -Williamsburg," which is now known as Nineveh. This entry interested us: "Sunday, July 22. 1877. Took Maggie to Union tc church. Went to Mrs. Harbourt's for dinner. To Tennessee in the afternoon and then on to Franklin. Clear and pleasant." Tennessee is now known ai the Young's Creek Christian church. The young woman this uncle of ours took to Union to church on a day that was "cool and pleasant," was Miss Maggie Featherngill, who afterward became Mrs. Sellers, an? in after years a favorite aunt of this writer. She left us a few years ago and our hearts were saddened but that old diary brought back so many pleasant memories of visits in her home that we smiled and forgot the sadness of later years. The 40 charter members of that Hayes & Wheeler club of 1876 were nearly all known to this writer. They were the adult friends of our boyhood and young manhood. One (Tlease Turn lo Page Three.) VOLUME 5.3 h In a ys Race ! W : 47 ...;.;u Ii ' u "! W ,' I l A l The around-the-world a.-sienment cf H. Tv. "Bud" Elkins. writer for the Kew Ycrk Wc! Id-Telegram and Scripps-I toward newspapeis, seen iound-ing out a stciy befoi ? beginning his speed odyssey 311 the dirigible Hinden-berg. was turned into a race by announcement that Leo Kier?n. inst. New Vci k limes lejoittr. would make a similar trip. Both will use air transportation taulitios available tc all tourists, and, although planning their ivuto iiidi j onctr.tly. how to connect with the "China Clipper" for its ea.-t-bcund pa;in-itr ilish; across the Pacific. At the hour of their depaituie i-i- the a:r.hip Hmdenburg. they vere joined by Dorothy Kil-gallon ct the N?v Vuik Evening Journal, so the race around the world will Iiav? three entries. JUNIORS ELECT PAUL ANNUAL HOMECOMING E Betty Class, Beulah Perry, Lennis Murphy Are Other Officers at Alva Neal In the M-tond of a .--cries ot class tleciioius. Paul Ohlroege wa.s named, president of the junior class of Alva Neal high school Wednesday. Betty j Class was elected vice president;! Beulah Perry, secretary, and Lenntsj Murphy, treasurer. . 4 Misi Su&an Joyce and Claude j YVeek-s were chosen joint spon-sors j by the juniors. Eighty-eight of the 1 98 numbers of the class were pi'es- ', ent and voted in the election. The .-ophomore voting is scheduled for Thursday and the high Mhool freshmen will hold their election Fiiday. AL SMITH TO SPEAK OVER RADIO TONIGHT Foe of New Deal to go on Air At 8:30 Will Speak For 45 Minutes NEW YORK, Oct. 1 iUP. Allied E. Smith makes his first speech of the presidential campaign to the Independent Coalition of American Women and a national radio audience tonight at 8:30 o'clock, Central Standard time. His friends said it would be "one o the strongest indictments of the I present administration that has I teen heard in this political cam paign. Smith will speak for 45 minutes, beginning at 8:30 p.m.. C. S. T., from Carnegie hall, following his former friend and political follower, President Roosevelt, on the airways. This proximity dramatized again the break between the men which began in 1932 when they were both candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, and w-as climaxed by the call for revolt against the New Deal sent to delegates of the 1934 convention, signed by Smith and other dissident Democrats. Smith will speak in Philadelphia and probably in Massachusetts and Illinois in the next few weeks. He lia-. large loUowings in all those states. Two Prisoners Begin 120-Day Farm Terms Two prisoners sentenced by Judge Charles B. Staff in Johnson Circuit court Tuesday have begun long terms in the State Penal farm. George Smith, of Edinburg, charged with public indecency, Wednesday began a 120-day sentence. He was taken to Putnam-ville by Sheriff A. R. Mulkins. Sheriff Mulkins took Wilby Swan-son, of near Whiteland. to the farm Thursday morning. Swanson is beginning a 120-day term for issuing fraudulent checks. OHLROGG PRESIDENT NUMBER 70. Around World All Day Affair to be Held Sunday by Disciples Congregation Dinner Served GREENWOOD. Sept. 1 Plans are nearly completed for the annual Homecoming and Rally at the Christian Church to be held Sunday. October 4. The pastor. Rev. W. S. Humphries, and his congregation are working hard to make it a red letter day In the history of the church. This will be ai all day affair. A fellowship dinner will be enjoyed at the noon hour. Former members of the church will be special guests and morning and afternoon services will be held. The new organ will be dedicated by the pastor at the moiii-ins session. Dr. F. D Kershner will be the speaker at the afternoon meeting which will be a special Homecoming affair. Splendid music will be had at bth services with Miss Edith Jane Fish directing the choir. Rally day w ill be held in the Sunday school which begins at 9:30 a. m. and special effort is being made to have a record-breaking attendance. Classes for all will be in session. St 4 AT GREENWOOD CHURCH FRANKLIN, INDIANA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1936 DOROTHY KILGALLEN SENDS US A WIRELESS Young Woman Newswriter Is Off on Race Around Globe Hopes to Beat Men SHORT NOTICE FOR TRIP: Told to Prepare For Record Flight Just 24 Hours Before Time to Start (By DOROTHY KILGALLEN) Ii tri national News Service Staff C'orres pendent. Copyright. 1936, by INS. AROAKD DIRIGIBLE 1UNDEN-ri KG, AT SEA. Oct. 1 (INS). With the aiii of a stateroom in the forepart cf the Ilindrnburs's spacious and luxurious living quarters, I succeeded today in Raining a hunch cd-foot lead on my two rivals in evr pre jet ted three-week race aiound the world. The satisfaction of finding myself with this margin tiny enough when jcu consider 22.000 miles of land snd sea ahead of us was dimmed ometfhet, however, when I found that in the excitement of last night's unforgettable takeoff from Lakrhunt I had forgotten my powder puff. By Dorothy Kilcallcn (INS Service Staff Correspondent) (Copyright, 1936, by INS) ABOARD ZEPPiLIN HINDENBURG, En Route Frankfort-On-Main, German'. Oct. 1 (INS) First day out! And the first chance to catch my breath on what is going to be mostly a breathless scurrying from New York to New York in about twenty-one days. Here as daylight broke above the cloud banks off the East toast, the serenity of the Hindenburg contrasted with the excitement of the dash ahead. The dirigible rides smoothly and there is no sensation of flying. Over a ham sandwich last night I became acquainted with my two . (Please Turn to race Two.) . v I BULLETIN L JOIIANNESIll KG, South Africa. 0t. 1. (INS) Dashing over sea. desert and jungle from England in 52 hour?. 51 minutes, '. V. A. Scott today swept into Joli.-iiineshurK airport to snatch his second victory in aerial marathon races. Co-winner of the London-to-.McI-bourne race two ycjrs a)fo, Scott landed here at 12:3? p. m.. leaving in his wake the eight other planes that took off from Portsmouth, Ens., at dawn Tuesday. FROM THE HINDENBURG THE NIGHT OF OCTOKEK 1ST r HE'S OEEM THAT WAY FOR THE. CAST MOOR, DOCTOR -UUST HANClMC OVER THE RADIO AMP rtAKIMG FONMV Moises! 7, vt Prof. Ross Griff eth To Talk at Nineveh I PnOF. ROSS GRIFFETH. NINLVEH, Oct. 1. Prof. Ross Griffeth. instructor of English and Bible ac Butler University, will speak Sunday at Rally Day services at the Nineveh Christian Church. The combined t-crvices of the Sunday school and (lunch will begin at 10 o'clock. ' Mi:is Geoigiana Keaton will cMcr a vocal sclo on thj morning program. Rally Day services at the church will begin Friday evening, when the chcir of the Eighth Christian Church cf Indianapolis presents a musical program. Sunday evening at 7 o'clock, the Young People's department of the chinch will present a pageant, "The Seekers." TILLOTSON SEARCHES FOR HEAVY FULLBACK AGAINSTKENTUCKIANS Grannan, Horner Lead All Candidates Air Attack Planned by Baptists With Capt. Somers and Wilson Constable, backfield aces, definitely on the sidelines for the Eastern Kentucky game Saturday because of injuries. Coach Roy E. Tillotson today began an intensive search for a fast, hard-hitting fullback. Outstandings among the candidates are Big Bob Grannan, sophomore, and LeRoy Horner, who Is beUi shifted from his tackle position to the backfield. Somers has not fully recovered from his ankle injury and Constable is nursing a sprained wrist, received in the Oakland City tilt. Steve Igrlsan. who reiort(d for drills a few days before the opener, is rapidly rounding into shape and is being coached into Horner's place in the line. Art Boerger of Ft. Wayne, who has been laid up with a sprained ankle, but saw some action in the opener, may be used at tackle or guard because of his weight, against the Blue Grassers. Baptist!! May Take To Air. Expecting to be outweighted by (Please Turn to Pace Five.) , I ;m 10 100 ATTEND BAPTIST MEETING HERE TODAY; WILL CLOSE TONIGHT Prof. W. G. Mather to Talk At Youth Service at 7:30 In Church Auditorium 8 CHURCHES REPRESENTED Rev. James Wilbourn, Rev. J. V. Carlisle, of Martinsville, On Program This Morning With an attendance of more than one hundred persons, representing ti;;ht Baptist churches in Johnson County Baptist Association, opened here Thursday morning at the First BaptLst church. The meeting was opened with a devotional service conducted by the ! Rev. William Clarke, pastor of the Whiteland Baptist church at nine o'clock this morning. Letters reporting attendance of representatives of all churches were read during a brief business session at 9:30 o'clock. The Rev. J. V. Carlisle, pastor of the First Baptist church of Martinsville, and the Rev. James P. Wilbourn, of Franklin, were featured speakers on the morning program. Discusses Church School. "Does the Church School Need a Program?" was the subject discussed by Rev. Carlisle. Three personalities, the pastor, superintendent and the teacher, make up the Sunday school, Rev. Carlisle stated Sunday schools should have a diversified program, including the enlisting of the pupil, good worship program, teaching of missions, individual record systems, monthly visitations and a certain amount ot evangelism, the speaker said. Rev. Wilbourn, in his annual association address, stated that the church now is covered with such a cloak of respectability that it sometimes obscures its real meaning. Christianity, in late years, has been taken for granted. Rev. Wilbourn said, and the average person does not study religion enough to grasp the deeper meaning of the church. Neither does the average person live up to the restrictions set up by the church, the speaker said. Hold Special Conferences. A special conference for open country churches was directed by the Rev. Paul J. Christenscn. moderator of the association, at 11 .'clock. A workable program ol evangelism for rural and village churches was discussed during the session. The afternoon sessions were opened at 1:45 o'clock by the Rev. R. H. Lindstrom, pastor of the South-port church, who gave an inspirational address, "The Victorious Church." In his talk. Rev. Lind: strt in stated that the church w ill be victorious in life and activity as long as its Christian members are victorious in .the same fields. Af, 2:15 o'clock a short business session was held to elect officers, following which the promotional address was given by Dr. T. J. Par-tons, executive secretary of the Indiana Baptist convention. In his talk Dr. Parsons said there were 5,000 Baptists in Indiana and urg-( Please Turn to Page Two.) FUNERAL RITES HELD FOR MRS. N. J. STEVENS Aged Womarf, Who Died At Age of 96 Years, Was Resident of Greenwood GREENWOOD, Oct. 1. Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Jane Stevens were held from the Baptsit church Thursday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock with the Rev. H. C. Clippinger in charge of the service. Burial took place in the Greenwood cemetery. j The deceased passed away at tnc home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida Paxton, Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the age of ninety-six. She was born in Indian and was a daughter of David and May Pray Hutchinson and lived many years in Greenwood. She was a member of the Baptist church. Surviving are five daughters: Mrs. Emma Swails, Mrs. Sam Brann, Mrs. Pearl VanArsdale, Mrs. Etta Forsythe and Mrs. Ida Paxton. all of whom live in this vicinity. Three sons also survive. They are. Gus Stevens and Cary Stevens, of Greenwood, and Will Stevens, of South Carolina. Twenty-five grandchildren, fifty-two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild also survive. PAGES TODAY Dr. Homer P. Rainey To Address Meeting f : . .-x- DR. HOMER P. RAINEY. FORT WAYNE, Oct. 1 Homer P. Ranicy. director of the American Council cn Educaticn and former Franklin College president, will ad-dre..-. the general session of the Noi theastern Indiana Teachers' Association convention here October 23. it was announced today. The convention will open Thursday, October 22, with a general session in the Shrine Temple and will continue through Friday. In addition to the regular convention sessions several special meet-irgs are scheduled, including a luncheon meeting lor Manchester College alumni, an art dinner; University alumni; an art dinner; Columbia University dinner, and a Purdue alumni dinner. TO DRAW HUGE 15,000 ARE EXPECTED L Annual Saddle Hore Event Will Be Staged Sunday Plan Many Features INDIANAPOLIS. Oct. 1 . Five hundred horses and riders will run through a variety of fifteen events here Sunday at the fourth annual Indiana saddle horse roundup at Gregg Farms, north of the city, on U. S.road 331. , , The day's program will combine circus and rodeo with a carnival and picnic air. Horses will jump, race, dash about in a medieval-like jousting tournament, run in an exhibition fox hunt and show their gaits. Beginning at 10 aan., the program will continue seven hours. It will be climaxed by a grand parade of all entries, augmented by all the horse-drawn vehicles of ancient vintage stage coaches, grub wagons, victorias, buckboards, surreys available in the state. A crowd upwards of 15,000 is expected to attend, many bringing their picnic dinners. Others will depend on lunch stands on the roundup grounds. Build Two Show Rings. Two huge show rings will provide ample space for the horse to provide the day's thrills and spills. Proceeds go to the Indiana Saddle Korse Association and the St. Margaret's Guild, for their activities and for charity. One of the program features will be the showing of the first 4-H Saddle colt club in the United States, an Indiana organization established under sponsorship of the Saddle Horse Association. The dub is one means by which the association hopes to rebuild saddle horse breeding in Indiana as a business, an aid to the farmer as breeder and feeder. The roundup, however, is the principal event by which the association seeks its goal. Horses in the roundup are entered lrom all over Indiana, the biggest icprescntative collection of Indiana-owned pleasure horses. The state boasts as high bred (Please Turn to Page Four.) THE DAILY ALMANACK and KEY TO WEATHER MICKEY SAYS Mr. Henry Ford says tha way to keep going is to keep going. It's good philosophy, even if it wouldn't work with a flat tire. A Newton man says he used to keep his daughter at home by hiding her clothes. This doesn't work any more, so now he hides her lip stick. THE WEATHER Fair tonight and Friday. Possibly light frost tonight on low ground in north portion. Somewhat warmer Friday. GREGG FARM ROUNDUP CROWD PRICE: TWO CENTS 2 CREWS BEGIN SOUTH HALF OF VPA PROJECT Removal of 4 Spur Switches Will Relieve Hazardous Traffic Situation SEVENTY MEN EMPLOYED Vast Project Will bo Finished Within 3 or 4 Weeks, WPA Supervisor Predicts GREENWOOD, Oct. 1. WPA workmen started work today on tha south half of the Greenwood track rehabilitation project on Madison street. All track located south of Main street will be raised an average ot eight inches to meet the highway giade, E. L. Parkham, county WPA iupervisor, said today. Specifications of the project tall for dismantling and relocating the Greenwood interurban tracks. The majority of the county relief force has been concentrated in Greenwood and seventy men and two foremen are working in two shilUi of thirty-five each. Tracks to Be IUUid. According to Mr. Parkham, 4.20U lcet of track will be relaid, sixty poles will be replaced and four spur tracks will be eliminated during the project. To date, the men have completed one new siding which was necessary before the work of removing cn-. trance tracks into the interurban w arehouse could begin. Freight will not be switched to the new siding, Parkham said. Elimination of the four spur switches will relieve a hazardous traffic condition, which has formerly existed during the evenings when interurbans were forced to switch cars to unload freight at the warehouse. North Section Completed. WPA workmen have completed the track rehabilitation and street, project north of Main street. The job included raising the tracks from' fourteen to six Inches In tho two blocks to meet the new highway grade. With favorable weather conditions, Parkham predicted that the project would be completed within three or four weeks. IS E Mr. and Mrs. Robert List Celebrate Event Many Friends Call Mr. and Mrs. Robert List observed their golden wedding anniversary Wednesday at their home in the Hopewell community. Ojen house was held In the afternoon and evening. A large number of relatives and friends called to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. List. Interest was added to the occasion by the presence of two of the four bridesmaids that composed the wedding party fifty years ago. They were Miss Sarah Covert and Mrs. Zora Demarce of Whiteland. Miss Ophelia DeMotte and Mrs. Colcsta McQuinn, of Indianajwlls, the other two bridesmaids were unable to attend. About twenty of the guests who were present at the wedding at the Hopewell church attended the reception Wednesday. Before her marriage Mrs. List was Mis Alpha Bergen. Mr. and Mrs. List's children. Earl List and family, of Strcator. 111.; Ray List and family, of Franklui, and Miss Vera List, who lives at home, were all present for the celebration. During their long residence in the Hopewell community Mr. and Mrs. List have been active in all the affairs of the church and community and have scores of friends. The home was beautifully decorated with bouquets of garden flowers sent by friends. Granddaughters, Virginia, Joanna and Roberta List, served punch in the dining room. Members of the Loyal Workers class, taught by Miss Vera List, and the Alpha List Bible class, named for Mrs. List and for many years taught by her, assisted in entertaining throughout the afternoon and evening. COUNT YTREASOt Eli OBSLKVES 70TII ANNIVERSARY AT OFFICE George A. Gillaspy. county treasurer, observed his seventieth birthday Thursday with a hard day's work at his office. After expiration of his term January 1, Mr. Gillaspy will move to his small farm In Hensley township. ON GREENWOOD TRACKS GOLDEN WEDDING BS RVED WEDNESDAY

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