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September 8, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, September 8, 2021 A-7 HISTORY Submit history photos: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Source: • Photo source: Wednesday, September 8 • Ford pardons Nixon (1974) • New Amsterdam becomes New York (1664) Thursday, September 9 • President Cleveland's child born in White House (1893) • Congress renames the nation "United States of America" (1776) Friday, September 10 • First drunk driving arrest (1897) • New York City parade honors World War I veterans (1919) Saturday, September 11 • Attack on America (2001) • The Battle of Brandywine be- gins (1777) Sunday, September 12 • Lascaux cave paintings discov- ered (1940) • New floating bridge opens in Se- attle; I-90 stretches from coast to coast (1993) Monday, September 13 • Key pens Star-Spangled Ban- ner (1814) • Oprah gives away nearly 300 new cars (2004) Tuesday, September 14 • McKinley dies of infection from gunshot wounds (1901) net edition Web, Smartphone, Tablet 812-354-8500 • 820 Poplar St., Petersburg, IN • ads@ SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Friday and Tuesday, Sept. 6 and 10, 1946 The McClintock Company of Milwaukee completed the installation of a new vault ven- tilator in the First National Bank, Thursday. This device consists of an air vent which can be opened from the in- side in case the heavy door of the vault should be closed on someone. There is a speaking tube in connection with the ap- pliance. Orace Rumble was resting comfortably at the Washing- ton hospital Wednesday eve- ning after being taken there Tuesday suffering from se- vere burns. Mr. Rumble is em- ployed as a mechanic at the Enos mine and he was work- ing on a diesel engine when the oil exploded and burning oil was thrown over the up- per part of his body. His ears and arms are most seriously burned, but the injuries are not expected to prove danger- ous. Mrs. Anna Myers, of Mon- roe City, received painful though not serious injuries in an auto accident at Vincennes last Thursday evening. The accident occurred as Mr. Carl M. Gray and his associate Ed- ward Waddle were going to the train on their way to the state bar association meeting. As the Gray car nosed out be- hind cross traffic waiting for a train, near the railroad sta- tion in Vincennes, another car, in an effort to beat the train crossing, struck the side of the Gray car. Also injured in the accident was Mrs. Carl M. Gray and Mrs. John Gray, who suffered shock and bruis- es. Mrs. Myers was removed to her home in Monroe City Monday after having stayed with a friend in Vincennes un- til that time. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Donald Robinson, a son, Satur- day, August 31 in Washington hospital; To Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Cherry, a son, Jay, at Daviess County Hospital Monday, Sept. 2; To Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bullard, a daughter, at Daviess County Hospital, Wednesday, Sept. 4. Marriages: Violet M. Rus- sell became the bride of Lyn- don P. Ward at 6 p.m. on Mon- day, August 26 at the Maple Ave. Methodist Church in Terre Haute; Imogene Cole- man and Lawrence Stafford were married Saturday eve- ning at 7:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church. Deaths: Ida May Robling, 79, of Hazleton, died Thurs- day morning at 9:45 a.m. at her home; Nancy Kinman, 76, of Glezen, died at her home Sunday morning; Sarah Eliza- beth Cockerhan, 77, of Peters- burg, died at the home of her son on Wednesday; Martha Johnson, 84, of Logan Town- ship, died Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. at the home of her daughter; Arah Powell, 75, of Winslow, died Tuesday eve- ning in Washington hospital; Ada Brittain, 54, of Winslow, died Thursday morning at the home of her son. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Pike County Dispatch Thursday, Sept. 7, 1961 Richard Shoultz, of Wash- ington, a former resident of Pike County, was rushed to the Daviess County Hospital in the Harris ambulance ear- ly Sunday morning following a one-car wreck about four miles west of Petersburg on Highway 57. The accident oc- curred at about 7 a.m. when the car Shoultz was driving went out of control, skidding 300 feet on the pavement, ran onto the shoulder, crossed a small ditch, knocked down a fire prevention sign, skidded along a bank and came to rest at the edge of the highway, 350 feet west of the place it left the highway, state police said. Shoultz, 22, and a member of the United States Navy, appar- ently was thrown against the windshield. He suffered sev- er scalp and face lacerations. Two men were killed Tues- day at 3 a.m. while working in the underground storage facil- ities being constructed for the Texas-Eastern Transmission Company near Oakland City. One of the men was a native of Pike County and lived in Oak- land City. The other was a con- struction worker whose home was in Pitcher, Okla. Killed in the cave-in were Harold Ma- son, who was born in Coe, and Vern Brown, who had come to Oakland City to work in the storage facilities. Authorities said the accident happened at about 3 a.m. as the men, who were working for the Phoenix and Sison Construction Com- pany, of Tulsa, Okla., were bor- ing holes in the ceiling of the underground cavern to dyna- mite it down. However, ti was reported that the two men decided to try to pry down a piece of the ceiling with heavy iron bars before plac- ing the dynamite. When the men pried on the ceiling, the whole top of the area in which they were working caved in on them. Gibson County Coroner said both men were killed in- stantly. Their bodies were buried beneath tons of earth and slate, and other crewmen spent nearly two hours dig- ging the bodies from the rub- ble. The bodies were crushed. The underground storage fa- cilities are being construct- ed 470 feet under the surface of the ground. The site of the accident was located about a mile southwest of Oakland City. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Boger, of Winslow, a son, Ross Allen, Thursday, Au- gust 24 in the Daviess Coun- ty Hospital; To Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Beasley, of Oakland City, a son, Alan Thomas, Tuesday, August 29 in Dea- coness Hospital. Marriages: Dick Kinder and Marilyn Wiseman were married Thursday, August 31 in Madisonville, Ky.; Jac- queline Phillips and James Hutchinson were married at 2 p.m. Sunday in the General Baptist Church in Boonville; Norma Lee became the bride of Lee Young at 4 p.m. Satur- day at Knights Chapel. Deaths: Tura Elizabeth Henson, 52, of Petersburg, died at 4:15 p.m. Friday; Nelle O'Brien, 71, of Petersburg, died at her home at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday; Victor L. Smith, 75, of Oakland City, died at his home at 6:30 a.m. Monday. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, Sept. 9, 1971 The new owners of the for- mer Winslow Auto Sales, Inc. are Mr. and Mrs. Bob Smith, who now live in the east end of Winslow. They purchased the auto agency Friday from Harcourt Scales and A.R. Tis- dale, founders of the business. The Smiths have changed the name of the agency to Bob Smith Pontiac and Buick, Inc. Bob and his wife, To- ni, formerly lived in Jasper, where he was employed by Sternberg Chrysler-Plym- outh. They have three daugh- ters. The Smiths recently pur- chased the Amy Harradon property in Winslow and are now living there. The former Winslow Auto Sales, Inc. was started in 1946 by Scales and Tisdale. It began as a used car business. In 1947, they built a building at the location. The original building, built around a restaurant located at the site burned in October 1948. They immediately replaced the old building with a new concrete block building. In late 1947, they became dealers for Pon- tiac autos. The dealership was obtained early enough to have 1948 Pontiacs in time for the showing. In the early 1950s, the GMC truck line was add- ed and trucks were sold for several years. In 1962, the Buick line was added. Again in 1959, the auto agency was extensively damaged by fire. At that time, it was rebuilt and enlarged considerably. Since that time, it has been enlarged and improved. Presently, the used car lot is under roof and the main building can house and show nine new cars. AR. Tisdale plans to continue for the present helping with the operation of the business and working in sales with the new owners. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. George Tucker, of Peters- burg, in Good Samaritan Hos- pital, Friday, Sept. 3, a daugh- ter, Molly Elizabeth; To State Trooper and Mrs. Philip Wietholter, of Petersburg, in St. Mary's Hospital, Saturday, August 28, a daughter, Maria Lynn; To Mr. and Mrs. Rob- ert Parks, of Oakland City, a daughter, Peilla Marie, August 27 in Wirth Memorial Hospi- tal; To Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Armstrong, of Petersburg, in Daviess County Hospital, Tuesday, Sept. 7, a daughter. Marriages: Nancy Janelle Hunt and Dan Delbert Mick- ow were united in marriage August 14 at 7 p.m. at Little Zion Primitive Baptist Church. Deaths: Martha Ellen Young, 58, of Winslow, died Friday, Sept. 3 at 4:45 p.m. in Wirth Hospital; Grace Shafer, 82, of Petersburg, died at her home Tuesday, Dept. 7 at 11:20 a.m.; William Dale Smith, 60, of Oakland City, died Satur- day, Dept. 4 in Good Samari- tan Hospital; Margaret Reller, 80, of Stendal, passed away in St. Joseph Hospital. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, Sept. 5, 1996 The enhanced 911 system should be up and running in approximately 60 days, ac- cording to the report that Er- nie Hume gave to the Pike County Commissioners at their Tuesday night meeting. Hume told the commissioners that the trunk lines should be installed by Sept. 6 and test- ing should be completed with- in 30 days. "We had a confer- ence call with GTE represen- tatives last week. The work on the database matching num- bers to addresses is 98 percent complete. They say 95 percent is doing real well," said Hume. He stated the two trunk lines connecting the county dis- patch center to GTE should be installed by Friday. Then GTE will test the system for approx- imately 30 days. The county will then test the system. A f- ter the meeting, Hume said that county officials will be calling residents in the coun- ty asking them to call 911 for a test call. he said he will al- so be going to different areas in the county and making test calls himself. The E-911 has been sometime coming. Coun- ty residents have been paying on the system for more than two years with a charge on their phone bills. Marriages: Stacy Renee Ferguson and David Mitchell Yankey were united in mar- riage on Saturday, August 17 at Main St. Presbyterian Church. Deaths: Oleva Eads, 86, of Winslow, died at 5:30 a.m. Fri- day, Aug. 30 at her residence; Lonnie J. Thomas, Jr., 74, of Petersburg, died Sunday, Sept. 1 at 2:50 a.m. at Peters- burg Healthcare Center; Har- dy l. Tevault, 67, of Petersburg, died at 2 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 at his residence. Winslow Grade School first grade 1941 Winslow first grade in 1941 was in two sections. One was taught by Lena DeTar and the other by Ruth Bottoms. Members of the class are, in row one, Wendell Craig, Wayne Craig, James Wendell Blair, Jo Lee Corn, Maxine Faye Lee, Jack Bechtel, Ames Eubanks, and James Larry Willis; Row two: Jo Ann Minnis, Gene Goodwin, Don- ald Benjamin, Charles Brewster, Elizabeth Ann McQueen, Lester Paul Trusty, Jo Ann Bonenberger, Richard Fettinger, Laura Jean Rothrock, Donna Rae Nordhorn, Mary B. Morton, and Robert Eugene Hall; Row three: Stanley Roy Barr, David Thompson, Ronald Jones, Billie Jean Brewster, Johnny Kinder, Eugene Gillie, Mary Weedman, Mary Ann Myers, Gail Durkee, and Joretta McClure; Row four: Len DeTar (teacher), Patty Harper, Franklin Brewster, Barbara Ann Hale, Clifton Morton, Thelma Jean Car, Donald Lee Nelson, Louella Auberry, Lois Corn, Donald Marian Woolsey, and Ruth Bottom (teacher); Row five: Gail Bize, Vada Quick, Donna Rae Brust, Kenneth Reel, Delta June Robling, Junior McDonald, Judith Ashby, Paul Davis, Elsie Mullins, and Gordon Curtis.

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