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April 28, 2021

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B-6 Wednesday, April 28, 2021 The Press-Dispatch HISTORY Submit history photos: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Source: • Photo source: Wednesday, April 28 • Benito Mussolini executed (1945) • Luxury car magnate Ferruccio Lamborghini is born (1916) Thursday, April 29 • W WII monument opens in Washington, D.C. (2004) • Nixon announces release of White House Watergate tapes (1974) Friday, April 30 • Adolf Hitler commits suicide (1945) • World Wide Web ( W W W ) launches in the public domain (1993) Saturday, May 1 • Empire State Building dedicat- ed (1931) • Ford factory workers get 40 -hour week (1926) Sunday, May 2 • GM buys Chevrolet (1918) • Osama bin Laden killed by U.S. Forces (2011) Monday, May 3 • Niccolo Machiavelli born (1469) • MADD founder's daughter killed by a drunk driver (1980) Tuesday, May 4 • Rhode Island declares inde- pendence (1776) • A riot breaks out in Haymarket Square (1886) Winslow Second Grade in 1946 Mary Curtis and Mable Russ taught the two second grades in Winslow in 1946. Members of the class are, front row: Jack Morton, John Wm. Norrick, James McDon- ald, Michael Corne, Terry Corn, Ronald Bryant, Jerry A. Hume, Shelby Postin, Charles Sims, Tommy Erwin and Alfred Thompson, Jr.; second row: Diana Doris, Paula Hayden, Peggy Nolan, Janna Hayes, Linda Parker, Beth Kemp, Marlene Corn, Cynthia Bee, Pallie Corn, Marcella Fettinger, Mildred Norrick, Lyndall Nelson and Nora Rae Conder; third row: Jerry Phillps, Richard Fettinger, Gerald Simmns, Perry Hayes, Larry Russell, DeWayne Thurman, Larry Gillespie, James Chesser, Fred Sumn- ers, Tommy Craig and Michael Williams; fourth row: Mary Curtis—Teacher, Gordon Henning, David Tisdale, Charles Vogel, James Brust, Leah Rae Hurt, Eulah Hedges, Jerry Fettinger, Howard Esmier, Alice Greene and Mabel Russ—Teacher; back row: Neal Brown, Ronald Brewster, Charles Blaize, Ronald Hart, Joel Evans, Gary Rich- ardson, Danny Norrick, Phillip Garrison, Donna Vaughn, Marlene Padgett and Gayle Ault. SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Friday and Tuesday, Apr. 26 and Apr. 30, 1946 More than 45 Indiana cit- ies and towns will readjust their operating schedules this weekend with the start of day- light saving time. A large num- ber, however, will retain stan- dard time, which will prove confusing for travelers. Most of the larger cities will adopt the fast time schedule for a five-month period. The state Chamber of Commerce con- ducted a survey among 125 Indiana cities boasting cham- bers of commerce or similar organizations. Forty-five re- plied they had either voted in favor of daylight saving time or planned to do so. Evans- ville, according to the sur- vey, is the largest city reject- ing new time. Most cities will advance clocks an hour next Sunday and will keep them an hour ahead of standard time until Sept. 28 or 29. Trains and most buses will operate on standard time throughout the state, particularly where interstate travel is involved. Mocha Cream Punch was a recipe included in the pa- per. The ingredients were 4 cups double-strength coffee (chilled), 1 1/2 pints choco- late ice cream, 3/4 cup heavy cream and 1/4 teaspoon al- mond extract. The instruc- tions were to place on-half of ice cream in bowl. Add chilled coffee and stir until ice cream is partially melted. Whip cream and add almond flavor- ing. Place one dip of ice cream in each glass. Pour punch mix- ture over this and top with whipped cream. With only a few exceptions, the business houses of Peters- burg will close at noon Thurs- day and not reopen until Fri- day morning. The merchants are asking their patrons to co- operate through the summer months and enable them, as well as their employees, to have a little time off from their business. Mrs. Clarence Ayers, Mrs. Belle Scraper and Miss Grace Harris were injured Friday when a car in which they were riding turned over in Ireland. Owen Osgatharp was driv- ing when he swerved to avoid striking a child who ran out in- to the path of the car. He then lost control of the car and it turned over. The injured women were taken to the hos- pital in Washington. Miss Har- ris was able to return to her home Saturday, but he others remained in the hospital for further treatment. Marriages: Grace Osgath- arp and Eugene Richardson were untied in marriage at noon on Wednesday, April 24 at the Christian Church in Morganfield, Ky.; Betty Dilley and Robert Smith were mar- ried Saturday evening at the parsonage of the General Bap- tist Church in Winslow; Ardel- la Seng and Ivan Ficklin were married at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph's. Deaths: Daniel Loveless, 81, of Glezen, died at his home Monday at 1 p.m.; S/Sgt. Rob- ert D. Coogan, 22, died Satur- day at the Station Hospital, Fort Harrison; Charles Def- fendall, 80, of Petersburg, died at his home on Friday; Leota Rose, 68, of Arthur, died at her home on Thursday; Car- rie Batson, 80, died Saturday in Winslow. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Pike County Dispatch Thursday, Apr. 27, 1961 Two young Pike Coun- ty men were arrested Satur- day evening by Sheriff Wilm- er Whitehead after he had re- ports from person on num- ber Seven Road near Arthur that someone had blown up a house. A few minutes after the report was made to Sheriff Whitehead, he walked out his front door and spotted a car fitting the description of that seen at the wrecked house sitting at the Broshears' Stan- dard Service Station, across from the county jail on Ninth St. in Petersburg. The two oc- cupants of the car were ar- rested and questioned about the damaged house. During the questioning, it was deter- mined that two abandoned houses had been blown apart by dynamite which had been placed in the houses. The one house which was wrecked by the charge was the house which in known as the Earl Reed house near the Gum Tree School house about three miles south of Peters- burg. The other was an aban- doned house owned by a coal company which was locat- ed just off the Number Seven Road known as the Lawson Ev- ans place. Neither house had been lived in for sometime, but were in a good state of repair. Placed in the pike County Jail in connection with the dyna- miting were Donald Brewster, 18, of Petersburg, and Albert Selby, 20, of Winslow. Charges of illegal use of dynamite were placed against the two Tues- day afternoon. Conviction of the charge could carry a two to 14 year sentence. Bond was set in the Pike Circuit Court Wednesday morning at $2,000 for each man. The home of Herman Cum- mings in Algiers was de- stroyed by fire Thursday af- ternoon when no one of the family was at home. The Jef- ferson Township Fire Depart- ment fought the blaze but it was not brought under con- trol until the entire front of the house had been burned to the ground. Only the kitchen of the house was left standing, but most everything in it was burned. This is the fourth fire to destroy a home in the Al- giers community within the last few months. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Perry, of Spurgeon, a son, John Michael, April 13; To Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wil- liams, of Winslow, a daughter, Michelle Annette, April 19 in the Daviess County Hospi- tal; To Mr. and Mrs. Donald Edrington, of Winslow, a son, Dean Allen, born Sunday, April 23 in the Daviess Coun- ty Hospital. Marriages: Charlotte Rich- ardson and Bernard F. Bath were married at the home of the bride's parents at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Deaths: A daughter born to Gerald and Charlotte Rhe- inhardt Willis at the Daviess County Hospital April 22 lived only two hours; An infant born to Morris and Imodel Holland Mile lived only one day, having been born April 17 in Daviess County Hospital; Ann Miles, 68, of Ayrshire, died Sunday, April 23 at the home of her niece in Gary; Ralph M. On- yett, 86, of Oakland City, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the Oakland City hospital. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, April 29, 1971 Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department men have con- verted a 1965 Jeep to use in fighting field fires. The Jeep has an 80 gallon tank, along with a small gasoline engine pump. On the font, a 6,0000 pound winch has been mount- ed to pull the vehicle in case it becomes mired. The Jeep has been in use this spring and according to Willard (Red) Kelshaw, fire chief, it has proven to be a valuable piece of equipment. The used Jeep was purchased with funds paid into the department by Washington Township. The Jeep is also radio equipped. There are 14 firemen on call 24 hours a day. All the men have alarm phones in their homes and, where possible, there are phones at the plac- es of employment. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. James M. Wood, of Oakland City, a daughter, Deborah Jo, Thursday, April 22 at Deacon- ess Hospital; To Mr. and Mrs. Ken Richardson, of Campbell- town, April 25 at St. Joseph's Hospital, a son, Jerimy Allen. Marriages: Jacqueline Sue Richardson and Thomas Lee White were united in mar- riage Easter Sunday at 2 p.m. at Columbia General Baptist Church in Princeton. Deaths: Helen Chesser, 73, of Winslow, died at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 27 in St. Lou- is; Charles A. Engstrom, 51, of Alford, died at 1:15 p.m. Mon- day, April 26 enroute to Da- viess County Hospital; George H. Godwin, 81, of Otwell, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 26 in St. Joseph's Hospital; Harry L. Brown, 63, of Oakland City, died Friday at Gibson Gener- al Hospital; Joe Hillman, 47, of Oakland City, died at he Amer- ican Legion Home Wednes- day, April 21. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, April 25, 1996 Over the past week, the Pike County area has been the vic- tim of at least two severe thun- derstorms, a possible tornado and nearly five inches of rain- fall. Friday night, mother na- ture struck full force with high winds and heavy rainfall. By the time, the storm subsid- ed early Saturday morning, more than two inches of rain had fallen, several trees had fallen, blocking many county roads and at least two houses were severely damaged. Pike County Sheriff Jeff Clements said the brunt of the storm struck just south of Winslow, near Leighty's Trading Post, around 11:15 p.m. State Road 61 was blocked south of the Arthur Junction by four or five huge trees which were blown down by a possible tor- nado and several houses were damaged in the same area the tornado struck. "The road was opened up around 2 a.m.," said Clements. "But we wouldn't have been able to do it if it hadn't been for Kindill Min- ing loaning a coal loader to the county highway department to help open the road to traf- fic." Clements said besides the county highway department personnel, several firefight- ers responded to the area and helped in the clean-up, includ- ing firefighters from South Pa- toka and Spurgeon Fire De- partments. Two homes and a house trailer were pretty well wiped out. One of those hous- es is located just south of the Arthur Junction on SR 61 and is owned by Kent and Kathy Kixmiller. The house was de- stroyed. A garage was also de- stroyed, as well as a car and truck suffering extreme dam- age at the same residence. A garage belonging to Ivan ma- son in the same area south of Arthur was also demolished. A house trailer, which was occu- pied by Kim Fiscus, was com- pletely destroyed. Marriages: Kathy Hartle and John Wilhite were united in marriage Wednesday, April 10 in Fort Payne, Ala. Deaths: Hazel Nelson, 93, of Winslow, died Friday, April 19 at 7:15 a.m. at Petersburg Healthcare Center; Esther Kammerer, 90, of Winslow, died Monday, April 22, at 2:40 p.m. at Petersburg Healthcare Center; David E. Mallory, 30, of Oakland City, died at 2:10 a.m. Saturday, April 20 at St. Mary's Medical Center; Wil- helmenia Ford, 89, of Pato- ka, died Tuesday, April 16 at 1:15 a.m. at Forrest Del Conva- lescent Center; Donald J. Le- mond, 67, of Winslow, died at 6:10 a.m. Thursday, April 18 at Memorial Hospital. PUZZLED ABOUT WHAT TO READ? ..and you will have your solution. subscribe to 812-354-8500

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