The Franklin Evening Star from Franklin, Indiana on April 16, 1935 · Page 6
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Franklin, Indiana
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Tuesday, April 16, 1935
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Pg ST THE FRANKLIN (INDIANA) EVENING STAR Tuesday, April 16, 1935 Fresh Garden Seeds in Bulk and Papers All Kinds of Flower Seeds LAWN MOWERS Sj.00 to S?.50 GARDEN HOSE, GRASS SHEARS, LAWN RAKES, SPADING FORKS AND HOES. KASEBALL BATS AND GLOVES Visit Our Store and Look Over Our Stock You Will C IB. VAWTTELVS Hardware Department Store TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY With Satisfaction, Economy and Safety With FIRE, WINDSTORM AND AUTOMOMLE INSURANCE And All Forms of Surety Bunds UNION TRUST CO. "WE WRITE ALL KINDS OF INSURANCE" NEW OFFICERS ARE SELECTED BY P.-T. A. Group at Morgantown Closes Successful Season With Annual School Exhibit MORGANTOWN. Iiul., April lb-. Mrs. Ralph Woods will head tlu-Morgantown Parent-Teacher Association for the year 1935- 36 as a re sult of the election of ofliccrs at the closing meeting of the year last Friday night. Miss Elizabeth Cooi: is vice president: Frank Smvtnc. secretary; Elmer Roney. treasurer, and M. U. Stockton, historian. A feature of the closing meeting was a school cxhioit, in which the primary, grades and hiah school took part. Among the outstanding exhibits were those by the agriculture department, under Guy Harris: art. in charge of Miss Elizabeth Cook: home economies, in charge of Miss Susan Faucett. am. history, in charge of K. E. Biuni: and Roger Baker. Primary exhibits were in charue Why Don't You (Jive Me II) PCT. 110(1 SUPPLEMENT. I like corn, but I have heard others talk and their bosses are feeding them this high grade supplement. I KNOW IT MIST P.E OOOD FEED AND MY. THE CORN IT WILL SAVE. :: :: :: They say 100 lbs. Wayne 10 Pet. Hog Supplement will save from 12 to 15 bushels of corn and that sure means dollars these days. Why Not Inquire About This Feed At SUCKOW'S They will be glad to tell you more about this feed. To Our Farmer Friends: WE ARE AGAIN OFFERING YOU HOPKINS FERTILIZER The same high grade Fertilizer used by Johnson County Farmers for many lone; years. Because HOPKINS is so well known, it is unnecessary to tell you what it contains, how it is made and all of those details. You know about the tobacco, tankage and all such materials that cause HOPKINS' FERTILIZER to give such fine results. Too, our customers like the big roomv bags and the excellent easy drilling of HOPKINS. We have HOPKINS' analysis for all crops. Grant Covert and Omer Henderson are our fertilizer salesmen. They will be glad to talk over with vou, vour fertilizer needs. BAKER FiiOTOR SERUICE "Watch The West Jefferson St. Find It At of Mrs. Tula Taylor, and grade exhibits were sponsored by Gladys Smythc: Freida Cndcr. Claud Rentier. Loran Wilson. M. U. Block-ton and Mrs. Mary Taylor. A dress revue by the home economics girls was an outstanding event of the final Parent-Teacher session. Mr. Blunk. principal of the Morgantown schools, expressed eratitude to the teachers and townspeople for the co-operation in making the closing school term a success. Praise was also given for work done by the welfare committee m supplying clothing and lunches lor needy children d'mug the year. Pisgah Girls' 4-H Club Is Reorganized rr.SGAII. Apiil 16. The Pisgah Gil ls' 4 -II club of Blue River town-.' hip w as reorganized Monday evening at the meeting held at the Mtthodi.-l church in connection with the Farm Bureau meetiiu:. Miss Virginia Prosscr. county l-II ciub leader, was present to assist with the reorganization. The Pisgah club has Ix-en inactive lor three years. The following officers were cleft -ed: Josephine Barker, president ; tusie Bills, vice president; Miltired Barker, secretary and treasurer; Ada Mac Barker, news reporter: Dorothy Henderson nnd Margaret Irwin, scng and yell leaders. Mrs. Ray Henderson is the adult lead-ir lor the dub The next meting will lx- held May 4 at the home of Mrs. Henderson. Slate K. of P. Plan Membership Drive INDIANAPOLIS. April 1G (UP 1 A program designed to add 25.-(.00 new members to the Knights ol Pythias in Indiana will be drafted at the annual Jamboree here April 24. A special meeting of the grand lodge will be held in conjunction with the Jamboree. Indiana already ranks third in membership in Use United ?iatcs. Representatives of Pythian grand ledges in Ohio. Illinois. Missouri and other states will attend tne Jamboree to study success of the Indiana unit. P.VERS TRIO TO PLAY. The Byers Brothers, of Bargers-villc. Hawaiian guitar trio, will furnish between-show entertainment at the Altera ft theater Thursday evening as a special feature of the regular picture show. The trio has appeared in a number of places ui the county and has been heard over the air. The boys are good musicians and put on an entertaining act. The engagement Thursday is for one performance only. Fords Go By" Phone 3G6 UNITED PRESS WRITER TELLS A VIVID STORY OF DUST STORM AREA Farmers Are Discouraged and Ready to Quit, Frank Mc-Naughton Learns TELLS OF OWN EXPERIENCE Caught in Fury of Blast and Seeks Shelter in Barn Livestock Frightened EDITOR'S NOTE. For two years dust has been transforming once fertile wheatlands of a region large as New England into desert. Since February the stqrms have reached unprecedented intensity. The United Press sent a Maff corespondent into the region worst affected, to report first hand what he saw and what he learned from the inhabitants. His tcur will cany him through the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles. Eastern New Mexico. Southeastern Colorado, and Western Kansas. The fiit dispatch follows: By FRANK McNAl C.IITON. United Press Staff Correspondent. (Copyright. 1935. by United Press.) CLAYTON. N." M.. April 16 iU.P.) The wall of dust, at least 10.000 feet high, boiled over the horizon on the wings of a gale and engulfed me and even- animate and inanimate object in blackness laden with stinging dirt. I drove here from Felt. Okla., through a region once called the I " Bread basket of America." The I storm broke suddenly at about 5 p jm. yesterday. Leaving Felt I heard cries of 'dust storm, diist storm." I saw men and women and children running toward their homes. Brave with inexperience I drove on. Storm Strikes. Soon the fearsome force was upon me. Across the horizon the earth into the sky. At the top of the dense black wall was a wierd yellow fringe. I raced the storm for 5.5 miles, seeing the ground like the troubled .surface of a vol canic pool, rising into the air. It caught me at the M. H. Doerksen ranch. I wheeled into the ranch yard anil slopped six feet from the tightly built stock barn. Bete re I could dash thioie h the doors the dust hit. I spat on my handkerchief and held it to my nose I could not see my hand at my face The dust was inescapable. It sifted through the double walls of the barn and made the air almost untroathable. It was like emery dust. My lungs still ache. Livestock Frightened. In the stalls, frightened cattle bellowed and snorted incessantly. Gradually the first phase of the -term passed. I opened a door and after a time cculd see the outline of the automobile. After two hours I could see the ranch house CO feet away. In the next- few hours the storm thickened and thinned alternately several times. Between me and the sun the dust streaked over the plains in sheets. In an interval of lieht I saw a chicKen's head protruding from a drift and pulled the bewildered bird free. Driving by Instinct. The remainder of the trip to Clayton was frightful. While in the barn two feet of dust had drifted against the car. Driving was by instinct. Once T ran into a ditch that had been filled with dust. Another time I ran over a farmer's mailbox which became visible only when it was a foot beyond the radiator cap. It is not flippancy when I say I had received a taste of what B. A. Donaldson. L. M. Price. Preston Foreman. G. E. Stewart and others told me last week when I visited Stratford. Tex..' west of here, after a swing from Sayre, Okla.. through the Texas Panhandle towns of Amarillo and Dalhai't. It seems tragically casual to report that the dust mantle has suffice! crops over millions of acres in the southwest. But the men who own the land are not beating their breasts. Many, like Donaldson, who owns 1.000 acres of land near Stratford, have quit the light. Donaldson fought the reluctant earth eight years, drought another two. Two and a half months of dtut whipped him. Can Never Repair Damage. "The damage will never be repaired." he said, sweeping; his arm in a wide circle over desolated wheat-fields, stripped of topsoil. "I couldn't sell my land now. . . . Guess 111 just have. to lease it and leave." G. E. Stewart, ' another wheat rancher, said, "there's lot of them talking about leaving-, especially renters people who couldn't hold on." Wears Gas Mask. A truck drove by. its wheels kicking up clouds of yellow dust. The driver wore a army gas mask. But storm wasn't bad then. "You can see a quarter of a mile." Stewart pointed out. Stewart said his farm hadn't re ceived any appreciable rain since 1931. , "When business takes a lick at a man. it's a depression." he said. "When nature does,: it's, calamity." I saw mile afer mile of dust drifted like snow against the fences, and acre after acre stripped of vegetation and topsoil and in places drifted high with dust. Rain Only Salvation. L. M. Price, president of the Stratford State Bank, sees only one chance of salvation, "A deluge of rain." Sherman county, Texas, in 1931 produced 5.000,000 bushels of wheat. The crop this year. Price said, will not make 100,000 bushels. Much of the land is mortgaged, mostly to the government. The land is empty of livestock. Most of it was sold as an alternative to death in barren and waterless pastures. One sees no chickens few hogs, hardly any cattle. There is no feed. Settlers Lose Faith. Few ranchers have any faith in federal soil-erosion projects. What can man with tractors and listers do to control a destructive phenomenon that ravages thousands of square miles? "Give us rain, to get some grass growing," said Preston Foreman, Federal relief agent for Sherman county. Some wheat farmers, however, are "chiseling" their land furrowing the fields at right angles to prevailing winds. Lived Off Uncle Sam. Federal money has kept business going since 1933. W. T. Martin, implement and hardware dealer at Stratford, said. A score of families who came to Sherman county in 1929 have left in recent weeks. Several scores have emigrated from the area north of Dalhart. J. R. Pope, a farm worker who left Guymon, Okla., expressed the feelings of the discouraged ones: "My boss. Jolm Booth, has 200 acres of wheat, sickly stulf. left out of 800 acres. I couldn't stand it any longer. I had to move." 100 Scholarships Will Be Awarded GREENCASTLE. Ind.. April lb (UP). Rector scholarships will be awarded 100 high school seniors this year, Herbert Smith, assistant director of the Rector Foundation at DePauw university, anonunced today. The awards will be made July 1. Each scholarship Is valued at $1,000. paying full tuition for four years. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Buckner entertained at dinner. Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. John Fallis and family, Mrs. Omer Spencer and son of Shelbyville. Mr. and Mrs. T. Hani-sou of Indianaiwlis. Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Duckworth and family of Needham, Ralph Duckworth and daughter of Cincinnati. Mr. and Mrs. John Duckworth of Kokomo. Mortffutfe Exemptions. Feathcm-Sill, 34 North Main. The Rev. and Mrs. D. C. Trues-dale of Hanover and Miss Mary Kathryn Trucsdale of the Chicago Presbyterian hospital, were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. John A. McCaslin. Monday. Editorial of the Day UNEMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK. (Indianapolis Star) The joint resolution calling for the appropriation of $4,000,000,000 to be spent un-ler the personal direction of President Roosevelt specifies that the purpose is "to provide relief, relief work and to increase employment." The President makes the prediction that 3,500,000 unemployed will be given work before Nov.. 15, as a result of the appropriation. The Doubting Thomases, of which there are many, do not believe anything like that number will be benefited either this year or next. They base their lack of confi-"dence on what has been the history of the administration's efforts. The NPvA was launched in 1033 with a flourish of trumpets and the announcement that it would put 5,000,000 people back to work within a year. It not only did not make a serious dent in the unemployment situation, but is greatly discredited and many are advocating that it be abolished. Congress made available to the administration $3,300,000,000 for public works and relief activities. That fund was to "prime the pump" and get industry running in high, all of which it has not done. A check of those who are in the CCC camps, on the public work projects, relief and otherwise getting help through the expenditure of the funds already at the disposal shows a total of 3,696,000. The secretary of labor and the American Federation of Labor officials are in dispute as to whether the number out of employment is 10,000,000 ' or 13,000,000. In either case it is recognized that it is larger than two years ago. A large percentage of those now getting help will have to be included in the number of those who will get work under the $4,000,000,000 program. Every one, of course, hopes for the maximum of benefits from the new appropriation, even if the results of earlier experiments and expenditures have not been up to expectations. I We Saw Today ji Snow covering the ground. Trees and bushes covered with snow early this morning. People debating over the fruit crop prospects. Some claim the buds are injured and some claim ! they are not. Some say this is the (light of the moon and frost does (not kill, others say the moon has ; nothing to do with it. We don't i know, do you? I 1 A Utile cedar tree covered with snow. It looked like Christinas. I Yellow carrots, green lettuce and the red coloring of strawberries j creating a spring-like atmosphere I in a grocery window. A boy on roller skates. A little girl pushing a doll car-! riage. j j Riehl Vandivier looking for Santa Claus during tne snow storm yesterday afternoon. Pale sunshine that looked like ! winter time. ! . . j Tulips standing- crisp and cold in i banks of snow. ; e An automobile with the rear seat ! filled with ferns. Activities Planned By Girls' Circle i Officers were elected at the firs: i meeting of the new church year j held by the Girls' Circle of the i First Presbyterian church at the church Monday evening. A spread i in the church dining room preceded J the meeting. Mrs. Alton Snyder, I new leader, was in charge. Catherine Covert was re-elected president and Mary Jane Cooke was re-elected secretary and treas-i urer. Lorcna LaGrangc was elected ': vice president and Pearl Johnson, , publicity chairman. Plans were discussed lor future activities and a general program I outlined. The next meeting, onth':- third Monday in May. will be held ' at the home of Mrs. Snyder. Short Wave For Edinbury Planned EDINBURG. April 10. I. t. Burkhardt Is making plans to erect a short wave amateur radio trans-! mitting station in Edmburg. It will be the first of its kind to be opcr-; atcd here. He Is awaiting the I transfer of his license issued by the ' Federal Communication Commission at Washington. D. C to Ed-j inburg from Indianapolis. The station will be operated un-: der the call letters WGPTT. which ' he has used for the past six ycarsi : He is hoping to use 80 meters lor code and the 160-metcr band for ' radio telephone experiments. A ii. ARTHUR HUN DIES IN SEATTLE, WASH. Former Resident Had Lived in Northwest For Many Years Burial There Dr. Arthur W. McLaughlin, age 76, a former well known resident of Franklin, died a few days ago in Seattle, Washington, according to word received here by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Edna T. Bice. Funeral and burial services were held there. Mr. McLaughlin was born in Franklin and spent his boyhood and young manhood here. He attended the local schools and later entered a dental school from which he was graduated and he then started the practice of dentistry, a profession he followed the remainder of his life. While a resident here he was united in marriage to Miss Stella Thompson, a daguhter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac M. Thompson, and two children, a son and a daughter were born to them. The son arid daughter and live grandchildren survive. All are residents of Youngstown, Ohio. Many years ago Dr. McLaughlin moved to Youngstown where he was engaged in his profession until a few years ago when he decided to move to Seattle, Washington, where he had since resided. Mrs. McLaughlin died a number of years ago in Youngstown. Isaac T. Bice of - Franklin Is a nephew of the deceased. MRS. EMILY BARKER HONORED ON BIRTHDAY WHITELAND. April 16. Mrs. Emily Barker was the guest of honor at a family dinner Sunday at the home of her son. William Barker, north of Whiteland. in honor of her eighty-seventh birthday anniversary. Leonard Barker, a grandson ot Mrs. Barker, presented her with a large angel food cake decorated with pink roses. The cake was a leature of the dinner. Guests with the guest of honor were: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde McClain and family. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Barker and tamiiy. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brenton and daughter, ah of Greenwood; Mrs. Sarah Colt-man, of Nineveh; Miss Alberta Coffman. of Southport; Mr. and 1 Mrs. Roy Barker, of Kokomo; Mr. and Mrs. Buel Redmond and family, of Whiteland. and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Barker and son. of Greens-burg. F.NT KKTAINEI) F AM I L Y. TRAFALGAR, April 16. A family dinner was held Sunday at Uic home of J. R. Bridges and his daughter. Mrs. Ona Kclch. in honor of the birthday of Mr. Bridges. The guests were: Mrs. Eva Eaton and son. John; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hardin and family. Mr. and Mrs. Don Branigin and family. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Blank and family.- Mr. and Mrs. McCauley Vandivier and little son. James McCauley. all ot Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hunt, of Franklin; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stout and family, of Providence; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil McCaslin and son. Max. of Trafalgar. Easter Market. Vawter's Hardware Store, Saturday. April 20. Fresh eggs, dressed chickens, home made cakes. Friendly Class. Smith's Valley U. B. Church. MRS. T. B. NOBLE DIES Mrs. T. B. Noble, wife of Dr. T. B. Noble, Sr., died Tuesday morning at her home in Indiana polis. Her death was sudden and the particulars were not known at time of going to press. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Bond a nine pound son, Harry Alvin. Monday night at their home near Morgantown. Dr. D. R. Saunders is confined to his home on Park Avenue by an attack of influenza. Announcements i i On account of the pre-Eastcr services, the Willing Workers class ot the Tabernacle Christian church will not meet until Thursday ot next week. The Hopewell Home Economics club will meet Thursday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Kenneth Blackwell. Members please note change of date. Bring scissors. The Matinee Musicale chorus will rehearse Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the library. The Gleaners class of Second Mt. Pleasant will hold its social Friday evening at the home of Mr. and ; Mrs. Walter Clark. The Women's Missionary society ; sacrificial luncheon will be held at 1 o'clock Thursday at the Taber- ; nacle Christian church. All women of the church are asked to attend. The Women's Guild of the Com- j munity Congregational church ill meet Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. W. P. Jones, 751 East Jefferson street, Frankiin. Chiropractic for Headache is a term used to express pain in different parts of the head or perhaps one which affects the entire structure. A headache may be slight or of temporary character, or it may be deep-seated, severe and more or less chronic. In either case it is, as a rule merely a symptom of another condition. In order to function normally every part of the body must be supplied with its full quota of mental impulses or vital energy. The only path whereby these mental impulses may be transmitted to their ultimate destination in the tissue cells is through nerve fibres. The only places in the body me transmission oi tnese tne neres emu irom tne spinal column ana are suojected to pressure by the subluxated vertebrae of the spine. The spine and its relation to health in the body is the chiropractor's particular scope of practice. The Neurocalometer accurately locates the points of pressure upon nerves. The X-Ray (spine picture shows just how the vertebra is subluxated tout of normal position). The Chiropractor, with this information, adjusts the sublux-'ated vertebra and releases the pressure, permitting normal function and freedom from headaches following. X-Ray Pictures Are Included In My Health Services. Dr. PAUL GOURLEY, D. C. Star Bldg. (Palmer Graduate) Franklin, Ind. The It EST costs Every of SACCO BRAND carries this t;ip an unconditional maranlec of perfect drilling condition. u will like the h;iv these finer mixtures drill ORES' W. DEER & SON Franklin Phone CLASSES IN FIRST AID AND SAFETY GIVEN Relief Lists Give Enrollment of 3,598 Persons in Indiana Classes in first aid and safety which are bein conducted by the emergency education division cf the Governor's Commission on Unemployment Relief have an enrollment of 3.598 persons, according to a report issued tcday by John Dillon, state supervisor of vocational and worker's education. Of the total enrollment. 2.955 are ERA workers, men and women employed on wcrk relief projects who are being given this opportunity to increase their usefulness through knowledge of first aid and accident prevention measures. The remaining 613 cnrolles arc emergency education teachers and suiervLsors. and persons not employed on ERA projects who are interested in receiving the training. According to Mr. Dillon, one city in the state has made a request that all its teachers be enrolled in the safety course being conducted there. There are now 219 safety education classes in the state. They are operated by the emergency education division in cooperation with the safety division of the Governor's Commission and the American Red Cross. BIRTHDAY SURPRISE A surprise birthday dinner was given Sunday for Marlen Daugh-crty at his home on West Jefferson street. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. James Daugherty and family. Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Knapp and family, Mrs. Laura Mullendcre of Franklin. William Thomas of White-land, Mr. and Mrs. Knapp and son. Charles, of Nineveh. Arthur Datmh-erty of Edinburg-. Mr. and Mrs. William Harrison and daughter, Joan of Amity. Beauti- WeaveHosiery 5 ??3 li Ll K 9 & i 6Qs G9c Lanam's Brownbilt Shoe Store "Where Comfort, Style and Economy Meet" Headaches "IP where any interference is possibla impulses is at tnose points wnenl no more! W ITH 9 ualily FrliIijE?rs 2-12-6 3 as inn 'Shi.ii and .. 4. VV s. t i2s Ji Tjlj ;C v' SACCO 548 V BLl'F. BIRDS MEF.T. The Wcissicket Blue Bird moup held a delightful meeting Monday afternoon at the home of I-ranees Sedam. All members were picscnt and a new member. Betty Jean Worth. After the business session, the group. was entertained with a tap dance by Mary Jane Freeman, songs by Betty Lou Willurd and J Beulah Mae Watts and a poem by Amy Lou Middleton. -i .. . J Play Safe! Buy. . . Red Brand Fence Fights rust 2 ways Poor fence is always a waste. Play-safe! Buy Red Brand the fence that fights rust in two ways. First, with a patented (heat-treated) Galvannealed zinc coating MUCH THICKER than on ordi nary galvanized fence wire. 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