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May 15, 2019

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, May 15, 2019 A-9 HISTORY Submit history photos: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Friday and Tuesday, January 14 and 18, 1944 The English department of the Petersburg High School has received word that Rob- ert Johnson is to have a po- em of his printed in the High School Anthology of Poetry. The poem, a patriotic one en- titled "To Take and To Give," was submitted to the Nation- al High School Poetry Asso- ciation a few weeks ago. Al- though Robert has never had any of his work published be- fore, he enjoys writing and has written several selections. A student in the ninth grade, his English teacher is Miss Leah L. Chappell. The Pike County local board has issued orders to the following selectees to re- port for final examination by the armed forces this month: Alva Francis Cato (volun- teer); Carl Frederick Corn; Lloyd Glenn Sanders; Hulett Modred Kinman (volunteer); Iden Lee; Ronald Wells Nel- son; Doyle Luther Fritz (vol- unteer); Grester L. Stone (vol- unteer); Lester Floyd Stone (volunteer); Gerald Norman Hays; Harrison Wayne Ma- lott; Everett Junior Miley; Ed- ward Grant Carr (volunteer); Kenneth Vermal Hunley; Ju- nior Earl Austin; William Terrall Martin; David Paul White; Eugene Walter; Fred Alexander Leighty; Thomas Francis O'Rourke (volunteer). Approximately a three week's furlough will be granted to those who pass for induction into the Army. Approximate- ly a two week's furlough will be granted to those who pass for induction in the Marine Corps. Approximately a one week furlough will be granted to those who pass for induc- tion into the Navy and Coast Guards. New Winslow trustees have appointed Claud Smith town marshal. Carl Ward was ap- pointed water works super- intendent; Ely, Corn and Nix- on, of Petersburg firm attor- neys, and Mrs. Bess Wilder will have charged of the fire and curfew siren. "Skippy" Marsee, age 13, son of Mr. And Mrs. Tom Mar- see, of this city, got his hand caught in a clothes wringer Sunday evening and badly bruised his right hand. An X- ray was taken of the arm Mon- day morning and showed no broken bones in the arm. Births: A six pound boy was born Monday evening in the Daviess County Hospi- tal to Mr. and Mrs. Sam West The baby was named Freder- ick Edward. Mrs. West was the former Miss Caroline Myers; A seven-and-a-half pound girl was born Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Paul McGilli- land, of Glezen. The baby was named Judith Ann. Marriages: Mr. and Mrs. Leroy J. Wiscaver announce their marriage of two months. The young couple drove to St. Louis, Mo., where they were married by the Rev. Robert E. Walker on November 13, 1943. Deaths: George Rhodes passed away Jan. 12 at the county infirmary after an ill- ness of several days due to infirmities of age. He was 83 years of age; Alfred Beck, a former Logan township resi- dent, died in Connersville at the age of 84 years; Mrs. Clem Scales Corn, age 83 years of age, died at 2 o'clock Janu- ary 10 in Oakland City at the home of an adopted daugh- ter, Mrs. Leota Jenkins; Mrs. Robert Heimanson, sis- ter of Mrs. Rosa Gross died Wednesday morning at Chi- cago; Funeral services for Mike Johnson, 56, Ireland res- ident, who died Monday of a heart attack while visiting his daughter, Mrs. Elmer Lem- ond, were held Tuesday after- noon at 2 o'clock at the Meth- odist church in Ireland. Burial was in the Lemmon cemetery in Boone township; Dorothy Jean Ross, 7 months, died at the home of her parents, Bert and Josephine Wright Ross in Winslow at 3 o'clock Wednes- day afternoon; Mrs. Rosa Nicely Teague died at her home in Evansville Saturday. She was born in this city 61 years ago and lived here un- til after her marriage; Mrs. Mary Ann James, widow of the late Edwin James, died at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon, January 14, after having suf- fered from diabetes for the past eleven years; John Toler died of injuries which he re- ceived when caught between the face of the coal and a load- ing shovel at the mine of the Southern Indiana Mining Corporation about noon on Wednesday. His death occur- ring at 1:40 o'clock Friday af- ternoon. He was 55 years old. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Thursday, April 16, 1959 Karen Ruckriegle, of Ot- well, is among 24 new pledg- es of Mu Phi Epsilon at Indi- ana University, where she is a freshman. Mu Phi Epsilon is a national professional music honorary society for women. Four Pike County peo- ple were seriously injured in weekend accidents on Pike County highways. Early Fri- day morning, Mr. and Mrs. Lennis Gentry, of North Main St., Winslow, were badly in- jured when the car in which they were riding went out of control just north of Winslow and crashed int a bridge. The car went off the highway and crashed into the south end of the new steel guard rail. Mr. Gentry suffered a concussion and severe lacerations on the center and top of his head. Mrs. Gentry was reported to have suffered a broken hip and lacerations. In the sec- ond weekend accident, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lauderbach, of Stendal, were injured in a two- car accident at about noon Sunday as they were return- ing home from church. As the Lauderbachs rounded a curve on Highway 257, they were med head-on by a car driven by Gerald Hagemeyer, 19, al- so of Stendal. Hagemeyer lost control of his car as he started into the curve. The car then went into the left traffic lane and crashed head-on into the Lauderbach car. Mr. Lauder- bach received a broken knee- cap and lacerations and bruis- es about his entire body. Mrs. Lauderbach was badly cut about the neck and face and was badly bruised over her body. Hagemeyer suffered a broken jaw. At the Lincoln Theater, Boris Karloff was starring in "Frankenstein 1970," In- grid Bergman was in "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness," and Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh were in "The Perfect Furlough." At Red and White, cake mixes were selling for 4 box- es for $1; milk was $ .39 for a 1/2 gallon; and pork steaks were $ .39 a pound. Marriages: Larry Eugene Tegmeyer, son of Hight and Lelah Kays Tegmeyer, Pe- tersburg, to Buthel Esther Mae McClellan, daughter of Blake and Edith Horrell Mc- Clellan, Washington. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hardin, of Princeton, a son, Gregory York, in the Mt. Carmel Hospital, Monday. The mother is the former Re- ba Cundiff, of Princeton. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Cledis Hardin, of Oakland City. Deaths: Mrs. Margaret Ruth Grubb, a former resi- dent of Union, died Wednes- day morning at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vin- cennes. She was 69 years of age; William Roy Blaize, of near Petersburg, died sudden- ly Wednesday at about 11:30 p.m. at his home from a heart attack. He had a heart ailment but took ill only Wednesday night and died within a short time after suffering the at- tack. He was 67 years of age; Charles Ferguson, 94, of Pikeville died at 10 :55 a.m. Thursday, April 9 in Stork Hospital, Huntingburg; Her- schel Wilson, a retired farm- er of Stendal, died Monday at 4:15 p.m. in the Stork Memori- al Hospital where he had been a patient for several weeks. He was 82 years old; Mildred Monzel King, former resident of Petersburg, died in Tucson, Ariz., April 8 where she had made her home the past few years. Sh was 30 years of age; Ben Alcorn, lifelong resident of Otwell, died at his home at 5 a.m. Thursday following a long illness. He had been in serious condition for several weeks. He was 70 years of age. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, May 1, 1969 Petersburg High School Band, under the direction of James Bolte, has been select- ed to appear in the huge Cot- ton Carnival Parade Friday, May 9, beginning at 11 a.m. in Memphis, Tenn. The PHS Band, consisting of 123 mem- bers will leave early Thursday morning and arrive in Mem- phis that afternoon in four chartered buses. Thursday evening, the students will have the opportunity to see the highlights of the Cotton Carnival. They will return to Petersburg Friday night. Thirty years ago, on April 29, 1939, a few enthusiastic women met to form the Pe- tersburg Garden and Book Club, which was the begin- ning of the present Peters- burg Garden Club. The club has met regularly over these past thirty years and, from the very beginning, had pro- grams on horticulture and flower arranging, and made plans to hold flower shows and promote civic beautifica- tion. They also studied birds and wild flowers and were in- vited to join the Southern In- diana Association of Women. The new Wirth Osteopath- ic Hospital, located on High- way 64 at the west edge of Oakland City, will open its doors for inspection by the public Sunday, May 4. A cer- emony of dedication will be- gin at 2 p.m. This will be fol- lowed by guided tours of the facility, which will continue until 6:30 p.m. Established as a non-profit, community hos- pital, Wirth Osteopathic will replace the old Oakland city Hospital, which has been in operation since 1938. This is the second osteopathic hospi- tal to be built in Indiana. Marriages: Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Kennard, Sr., of Sellersburg, announce the engagement and approach- ing marriage of their daugh- ter, Frances Kay, to Sp.4 Lar- ry R. Loveless, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Loveless, of Pe- tersburg. The wedding will take place on Saturday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in the Sellersburg Church of Christ.. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. William Watson, Henderson, Ky., in the Methodist Hospi- tal, Friday, April 25, a daugh- ter, Stacy Ann, weighing 7 lbs 11 ozs. The mother is the for- mer Marchia Catt, of Peters- burg. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Catt, of Pe- tersburg; To Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wiggins, of Carmel, a daughter Jennifer Louise, born April 22. Mrs. Wiggins is the former Diane Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Rob- ert Smith, of Carmel. This is the granddaughter of the Smiths. Mrs. Abbie Smith, of the new Liberty commu- nity, is the great-grandmoth- er; To Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wild- er, of Patoka, int he Gibson General hospital, a son, Wil- liam Wayne, weighing 10 lbs, 1 oz. The mother is the for- mer Kay Walts, of Princeton. Mrs. Connie Eakins, of Win- slow, is the paternal great- grandmother; To Mr. and Mrs. Cary Van Alstine, of Ta- coma, Wash., Sunday, April 27, a son, Cary Lee, weigh- ing 8 lbs, 1 oz. The mother is the former Judy Simpson. Grandparents are Mrs. and Mrs. Walter Simpson, of Pe- tersburg and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kurth of Denver, Co- lo. The father is in the ser- vice, stationed in Ft. Lewis; To Mr. and Mrs. Terry Hight- ower, of Petersburg, in the Da- viess County Hospital, Tues- day, April 22, a daughter, Kris- tine Anne, weighing 7 lbs and 13 ozs. The mother is the for- mer Carol Cedarleaf. Grand- parents are Mr. and Mrs. Gor- don Cedarleaf, of A ffton, Mo., and Millard Hightower, of Pe- tersburg. Myrtle Wilson Rad- cliff, of Olney, Ill., and Mrs. Lettie Hightower, of Peters- burg, are the great-grand- mothers; To Mr. and Mrs. John Wineinger, of Washing- ton, at Daviess County Hos- pital, on April 25, a son, Ron- ald Dean, weighing 8 lbs, 2 oz. Mrs. Wineinger is the for- mer Vivian Swain, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Noble Swain, of Washington. Paternal grand- parents are Mr. and Mrs. Ze- nas Wineinger, of Velpen. Deaths: Funeral services for Mrs. Edgar (Esther) Wis- caver, 58, of Riverton, Wyo., were conducted last week in Riverton. Mrs. Wiscaver died April 23 at her home. She suf- fered a stroke two years ago and had been in ill health. She was born in Pike County in October 1910 ; Mrs. Cinda B. Carroll, 83, of Petersburg, died at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the Holiday Home, where she had been a resident since January; Funeral servic- es for Mrs. Mary Gwaltney, 78, of Mackey, were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Mackey Church of the Nazarene. Mrs. Gwaltney was dead on arriv- al at Gibson General Hospital Thursday after she walked into the street in the path of a car; Clarence L. Wheeler, 65, of Lawrenceville, Ill., hus- band of the former Ruth Ow- ens, of Petersburg, died Mon- day, April 21 in the Orange County General Hospital in Orange, Calif. Mr. Wheel- er had been a patient there since March 23, when he be- came ill while on vacation; Emil (mutt) Handrick, 55, of Petersburg, formerly of Oak- land City, died Saturday at his home following a long illness; Edward Drew, 74, of Ayrshire, died at 11:10 p.m. Sunday in the Gibson County Hospital in Princeton from lung cancer; Tech. Sgt. Kenneth W. Fowl- er, 32, nephew of John Fowl- er, of Petersburg, was killed in a crash of an Air Force ED reconnaissance plane Friday, April 25, near Koist, Thailand. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, April 7, 1994 A rural Petersburg man suffered minor injuries in a crash on Highway 57, near El- berfeld, that killed an elder- ly man on Friday. Jerry W. Coleman, 33, of Petersburg, was driving south on High- way 57 when Albert Shoultz, 81, of Elberfeld, pulled in front of him driving east on High- way 68. Coleman hit him in the driver's side door. The accident happened at 10 :30 a.m. Shoultz died from inju - ries in the accident and Cole- man was taken to St. Mary's Hospital, where he was treat- ed for a concussion and abra- sions. A Texas truck driver was arrested after he drove over a sidewalk, concrete side wall and driveway, causing an esti- mated $ 600 damage at Robert Waddl'e residence in Peters- burg last Thursday. Pat Wad- dle told police she watched him drive through her yard and tried to get him to stop but he didn't. Mayor Randy Harris was driving down the street and saw Waddle and asked her what was happen- ing. He then called the po- lice from his car, giving them a license number and they notified Knox County, who stopped him near Monroe City. Jack D. Harrison was ar- rested for leaving the scene of a property damage accident. The new county jail may be opened by Monday morn- ing, according to Pike Coun- ty Sheriff William Scales. He said there will be an open house on Friday for elected officials and law enforcement officials. Then, on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the jail will be open to the public for a tour. Eighth District Congressio- nal Candidate Phyllis Heuring attended the Petersburg Boy Scout pancake breakfast Sat- urday morning. Heuring's campaign theme is "Back to Basics." She said the feder- al government has grown too large and their role needs to be reduced. Marriages: Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Pride, of Petersburg, and Reve. and Mrs. Dan R. Caldwell, of Monroe City, an- nounce the approaching wed- ding of their children, Shan- non Gayle Pride and Jason Daniel Caldwell. The couple will be married on Saturday, April 30 at 2:30 in the after- noon at Glezen Revival Cen- ter in Glezen; Kenneth "Ze- ke" Harper, of Winslow, and Lois M. Willis, of Petersburg, were married March 26 at Leighty's Trading Post. Births: To John and Con- nie Goebel, of Evansville, their first child, a son, John Victor IV, weighing 3 lbs. and 4 ozs. at Welborn Bap - tist Hospital in Evansville on Saturday, March 26. The mother is the former Con- nie Hopf, daughter of Kenny and Rose Hopf, of Otwell. Pa- ternal grandparents are John and Wanda Goebel, of Evans- ville. Great-grandparents are May Belle Gray and Rita Goe- bel, of Evansville. Deaths: Cleo E. McKin- ney, 75, of Spurgeon, died Fri- day morning, April 8 at Am- ber Manor Care Center in Pe- tersburg; Bonnie A. Copple, 89, of Winslow, died Tues- day, April 5 at 3:20 a.m. at Pe- tersburg Healthcare Center; Rosalind (McGrew) Stock- er, 80, of Princeton, sister of Catherine Vaughan, of Win- slow, died at 11:45 p.m. Fri- day, April 8 at her daughter's home in Mount Vernon, fol- lowing a lengthy disease; Marquis V. Hedrick, 79, of Winchester, brother of Mrs. Nile (Dora) Williams, of Mon- roe City, died Wednesday, April 6 at Randolph County Hospital following a brief ill- ness; Virginia Lee Ledbetter, 71, of Indianapolis, formerly of Somerville, died Wednes- day, April 6 at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis; John Nathaniel Henshaw, 28, of Vincennes, son of Sandra Jones Henshaw, of Vincennes, formerly of Petersburg, and James Henshaw, of Avenue, Md., died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, April 5; Trent Donald Loyd, son of James R. and Debo- rah (Debbie) L. Karns Loyd, of Washington, was stillborn at Daviess County Hospital at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday, April 5; Dallas Frederick, 69, of Pato- ka, father of Russ Sherman, of Hazleton, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 at his resi- dence; Martha Liutia Lisman, 84, of Monroe City, died at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. Winslow High School Glee Club - 1925 Front row (l to r): Fred Willis, William Rogers, Lillawah Barnett, Maceil Brewster, Mildred Bush, Nel- lie Rogers, Mary Curtis, Odyne Fettinger, Rebecca Rosenbraugh, Champ Coe, Loren Powell and Otis Luttrull; second row: Helen Cooper, Opal Barnett, Hildred Tooley, Doris Conder, Elsie Campbell, Edna Rodarmel, Geraldean Brewter and Helen McConnell; third row: Laura McCafferty, George Minnis, Lela Minnis, Mr. Emery Couts (teacher), Geneva Black, Beulah Davis, Mary Belle DeTar, Gwendolyn Cooper, Norena Williams, Wilma Sullivan, Geraldean Warren, Lena McCafferty, Aurice Van Laningham, Miss Esther Barrett (director), Vonda Fettinger, Beulah Easley and Eva Hardin; back row: Opal Willis, Nel- lie Pirkle, Cleta Ellison, Clara O'Neal, Mildred Wells, Audra Sharpe, Vila Garland and Letha McCraw. Wednesday, May 15 • The Seven Years War begins (1756) • Governor George Wallace shot (1972) Thursday, May 16 • First Academy Awards ceremony (1929) • New York City establishes hospital for cholera victims (1849) Friday, May 17 • Brown Y. Board of Education is decided (1954) • Televised Watergate hearings begin (1973) Saturday, May 18 • Pope John Paul II is born (1920) • Mt. St. Helens erupts (1980) Sunday, May 19 • Lawrence of Arabia dies (1935) • Spanish Armada sets sail (1588) Monday, May 20 • Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive patent for blue jeans (1873) • Spirit of St. Louis departs (1927) Tuesday, May 21 • American Red Cross founded (1881) • Connecticut enacts first speed limit law (1901) Source:

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