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B-12 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 The Press-Dispatch 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, May 5 and May 9, 1944 All meat except steaks and roast of beef became ra- tion free Thursday but that doesn't mean all the points that formerly went into ham- burger and pork and lamb can be diverted to bigger and juicier steaks. There'll be only half as many red points as before. The Office of Price Administration fig- ures the average consumer can have more of the items still to be rationed—steak and beef roast, butter, mar- garine, cheese and evaporat- ed milk. And, of course, he can have all the hamburger, pork and other non-rationed meat he can find and pay for. The actual effect on each in- dividual will vary widely ac- cording to what has been bought with red points in the past. The fifth winter of the war will be Germany's skimpiest despite Nazi boasts of a "fa- vorable" grain harvest after two disastrous years. The Germans backed up their boast by immediately up- ping the bread rations. The opportunity was seized on more as a boost for male at a time when the spirits of the German people were low be- cause of steady reverses and the Allied bombing warfare. Actually, it is a meaningless gesture because bread ra- tions always have been lib- eral in Germany. On the oth- er hand, the yields of fodder for livestock, of potatoes and cabbage, which form the backbone of the German di- et, sugar beets, and other root crops, are so poor even Economic Expert Wilhelm Packenius admitted that Germany was "not exactly blessed" in these crops. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Taylor, of Peters- burg, a girl, Linda Meslene, born Sunday, April 30 ; To Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ran- dolph, of Glezen, a girl, Nor- ma Sue, born Tuesday; To Mr. and Mrs. Emil Buchta, of Petersburg, a girl on Tues- day, May 2; To Mr. and Mrs. Everett Fair, a girl, Paula Di- anne, on Thursday morning; To Mrs. George Lee, a girl born Sunday in the Miller Hospital. Marriages: Marie Smith and Bill Scott were married Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in Morgan field, Ky., at the Baptist church; Miss Billie Jean Tisdale wed Wil- liam R. Johnson on April 28 by Chas. E. Jones, Justice of the Peace, at his office. Deaths: Maggie Belle Heacock, 84, of Winslow, died Saturday morning at 3:30 o'clock; James Cleve- land Brewster, 59, of Win- slow, died at his home last Friday evening at 6:40 o'clock; Sherman B. Thom- as, 76, of Augusta, died at the home of his son last Fri- day evening at 5:20 o'clock. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Thursday, August 6, 1959 It has been learned that the possibility of a new post office in Petersburg is shap- ing up. For the past several weeks, an independent con- cern has been holding op- tions on six pieces of prop- erty for the office. Over the weekend, five of the prop- erty owners were released from the option. One, James Vovos, received word that he was to have all property pa- pers in order and present them to the company. He was notified that for a peri- od of two weeks, the compa- ny was holding a closed op- tion on his property. At the end of that time, bids will be received for a period of 60 days for the purchase of the property, the lot and the con- struction of a building to be rented by the United States Government for a post office to serve the city of Peters- burg. The property is locat- ed on North Seventh St., di- rectly across from the Lin- coln Theatre. It comprises nearly a quarter of a block. It is located less than a block off Main St. Lightning struck the home of Milton Kupfere in Petersburg Tuesday morn- ing and did several thousand dollars damage. The bold hit the television antenna and ran throughout the house. The antenna was knocked from the house. Each cor- ner of the house where the antenna guy wires were connected was blown to bits. The television set was blown into small pieces and fire rolled out of every elec- trical outlet and light fixture in the house. An employee of Public Service Compa- ny said the lightning appar- ently traveled down the an- tenna, the guy wire and the electrical wires and when it hit the house, it exploded. Much of the house will have to be rebuilt. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Bucky Barrett, of Spurgeon, a son, John Martin, Sunday, July 26 at Deaconess Hospi- tal in Evansville. Deaths: Mrs. Ada E. Johnson, 61, of Coe, died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morn- ing at her home; Stella M. Beck, 75, of Petersburg, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the Daviess County Hos- pital in Washington; Mrs. Minnie Ellen Graves, 73, of Winslow, died Saturday, Au- gust 1 at her home. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, August 21, 1969 Double funeral servic- es were conducted Monday at 9 a.m. DST at the Green Auditorium for Detective First Sergeant Cloyd "Don" Flint, 41, and his son, Da- vid, 14. The Green Auditori- um, which seats 1,000 peo- ple was filled to capacity, 500 of whom were State po- licemen and other lawmen. Sgt. Flint and his son were buried in a double grave in Memorial Park Cemetery in Vincennes. They met tragic death in a traffic accident in Dodge City, Kan., where the family was vacationing. Sgt. Flint's wife, Marilyn, 38, and daughter, Donna, were in- jured in the accident. Mrs. Flint received a punctured lung , four broken ribs and bruises about her face and body. Donna received a lac- eration of her left arm and bruises over her body. The accident occurred when a four-wheel flat bed trail- er pulled by a pickup truck broke loose, crossed the centerline and struck the left side of Flint's 1968 two- door Chevrolet. Sgt. Flint and his son were killed in- stantly. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Larry Freeland, of Peters- burg, in Daviess County Hospital, Friday, August 15, a son; To Mr. and Mrs. Ron- nie Bailey, of Oakland City, in Daviess County Hospi- tal, Wednesday, August 13, a son; To Mr. and Mrs. Ow- en Loveless, of Petersburg, in Daviess County Hospital, Monday, August 18, a daugh- ter, Alicia Charlene; To Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ennis, of Win- slow, a daughter, Dorena Kay, born Tuesday, August 12 in Wirth Memorial Hospi- tal; To Mr. and Mrs. Jack R. Wilkinson, of Oakland City, a son, Jack Ray, Saturday, August 9 at St. Mary's Hos- pital in Evansville. Deaths: Gail Wiscaver, infant daughter of George and Thelma Barrett Wis- caver, was stillborn Sunday, August 17 at Daviess Coun- ty Hospital; Mrs. Roxie Strunk, 74, of Oakland City, died at her home Saturday; Foster McCain, 75, of Pe- tersburg, died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, August 14 at Holi- day Home in Petersburg. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, July 28, 1994 A fter more than eight years of political wrangling and maneuvering by oppo- nents and proponents of a national fish and wildlife ref- uge along 30 miles of the Pa- toka River in Pike and Gib- son counties, ti could be fi- nalized in just over 30 days. The final environmental im- pact statements have been completed and began being delivered to area residents Monday. A decision from Re- gional Director Sam Marler could come as early as Sep- tember 7, which is the day after the 30 -day comment period. A Francisco woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after near- ly hitting Winslow police head-on at 3:59 a.m. Satur- day, according to police. Ani- ta C. Decker, 36, stopped at a stop sign, then turned on- to Union St. in Winslow and crossed the centerline, al- most hitting Winslow Town Marshal Steve English and Deputy Marshal Brooks Young head-on, according to English. English said they turned around and pursued Decker on Hwy. 61, eventu- ally stopping her near Ar- thur. She failed field tests and was taken to Pike Coun- ty Jail, where she tested .12 percent for blood alcohol content. Births: To Mari Young, of Oakland City, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Huntingburg, Ju- ly 13, a son, Demetre Alan. Marriages: Pamela Ann Boger and Michael Lee Brit- ton were united in marriage June 25 at White River Cha- pel, Bowman, at a 7 p.m. ser- vice; Lisa McCullough and Roger Claridge were unit- ed in marriage on Saturday, July 16 at 4:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Spurgeon; Amanda Jones and Michael Hadley were united in marriage July 9 in Mt. Carmel at the Pentecos- tal Assembly of God during a 12:30 p.m. service. Deaths: Alta Mae Ma- son, 79, of Spurgeon, died at 10 :30 p.m. Thursday, Ju- ly 28 at Huntingburg Conva- lescent Center; Cledes Con- ner, 92, of Mackey, former- ly of Winslow, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday, July 26 at his resi- dence; Herman M. Kail, 71, of Monroe City, died Friday, July 29 at 7:12 p.m. in Good Samaritan Hospital emer- gency room in Vincennes. net edition Web, Smartphone, Tablet Streamline the Headline! 812-354-8500 • 820 Poplar St., Petersburg, IN • 1982 Pike Central Middle School Choir Pictured above are the members of the 1982 Pike Central Middle School Choir. Front row: Debbie Brewster, Sara Shawhan, Kim Crawford and Meleah Brewster. Middle row: Steve Fulk, Jon Hollis, Clint Hall and Richie Knight. Back row: Stephanie Gaskins, Penny Davis, Shaun Smith, Madeline Eversoll and Sue Fuhrman. Photo from archive. CREATIVITY. OUR SPECIALTY. The Press Dispatch PIKE COUNTY'S NEWS NETWORK Design by two of Indiana's top designers is included with every ad purchase. Call today! 812-354-8500 OR ADS@PRESSDISPATCH.NET Wednesday, September 11 • Attack on America (2001) • The Battle of Brandywine begins (1777) Thursday, September 12 • Lascaux cave paintings discovered (1940) • New floating bridge opens in Seattle; I-90 stretches from coast to coast (1993) Friday, September 13 • Key pens Star-Spangled Banner (1814) • Oprah gives away nearly 300 new cars (2004) Saturday, September 14 • McKinley dies of infection from gunshot wounds (1901) • Soviet probe reaches the moon (1959) Sunday, September 15 • Ali defeats Spinks to win world heavyweight championship (1978) • Confederates capture Harpers Ferry (1862) Monday, September 16 • Gandhi begins fast in protest of caste separation (1932) • Mayflower departs England (1620) Tuesday, September 17 • Battle of Antietam (1862) • U.S. Constitution signed (1787) Source:

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