Happenings of the Year 1934

Transcribed by Sue Jones.

The Story of a Year
Happenings of the year 1934 in our city and county
The Robinson Argus

January
Jan. 4 - The new year opened with the most auspicious event of national character being the opening of the seventy third congress. New Year's day was a happy event for Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Winger of Lamotte Prairie, who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. J. S. Abbott, prominent citizen, suffered a sever stroke Tuesday noon. At a meeting of townspeople at the city hall approval was expressed of a plan toward securing a new school building. A total of 529 men are now employed in the county on CWA projects. Fred Berry, veteran groceryman, who retired from business two years ago, announced his return to the store this week. Mr. and Mrs. Milam King are parents of a baby boy. Sylvester Walters died last Thursday. Funeral services for Dolph Goff were held Wednesday afternoon. Enos L. Marbry died here Sunday morning. Beulah Stover was installed as Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star at services at the temple Tuesday evening.

Jan. 11 - John S. Abbott, for forty years a community leader, died at the sanitarium here, Thursday morning. Orlin G. Holmes was elected to the presidency of the Crawford County State Bank to succeed the late J. S. Abbott. Elizabeth Ann Rains 11 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rains was killed when struck by an automobile that skidded on Route 1 Thursday morning. Al Watt of this city died Tuesday night. Percy York was arrested on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon as a result of a disturbance he created at the Wabash Valley Motor Company. The Crawford county sportsmen's league was organized here with Glen Storkman as president. Robinson Maroons beat Hutsonville in a basketball game Friday night by a score of 24-14. Crawford Chapter 636 O.E.S. held installation services at the Masonic hall in Eaton Thursday afternoon.

Jan. 18 - O. A. James, of Salem, announced this date for his candidacy for congressman of this district subject to the Republican primary in April. The Lincoln school here has an exhibition of 150 reproductions of pictures of famous artists on display this week. An interesting article was printed in this issue about the history of the Hurricane school district written by S. S. Reinoehl. The Fair Association in a meeting here last week voted to resume their annual fairs. The Masonic lodge here installed W. F. Brown as Worshipful Master, and other officers at a meeting Wednesday night of last week. Dr. H. R. Dennis was displaying a grasshopper this week that had survived the rigors of winter and was as full of life as though it were summer. Maroons lost to Lawrenceville Saturday by a 31-15 score. The local chapter of Rebekahs held installation of officers Saturday night. Announcements have been received of the marriage of Mary Louise Hurley and Freeland Trump, both of Providence, Rhode Island.

Jan. 25 - The CWA received an order effective Friday to cut their employment list eleven percent. Mrs. Emma C. Cooper died at Hutsonville Tuesday night. Oblong high won the preliminary valley tournament held here last weekend. Funeral services were held for Mrs. L. D. Sparks Wednesday morning. Dr. T. N. Rafferty was elected president of the Crawford County medical society at the annual meeting Thursday evening at the Woodworth hotel. A farewell party for Mr. and Mrs. C. Z. Hardwick who are leaving this city to make their home in Findlay, Ohio, was given last Friday at the Country Club. At a dinner party given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown announcement was made of the marriage of Miss Thelma Price and P. G. McCarty which took place Jan. 16.

February
Feb. 1 - Dugger high won the annual Valley basketball tournament at Terre Haute last week. The schoolmasters club met at the R. T. H. S. Jan. 25. Louis Shaneck, oil pumper, living south of Stoy, died Saturday from a self inflicted wound. Candidates for various county offices are beginning to show a little activity.

Feb. 8 - The city was saddened Sunday to learn that Robert Klump of this city who was injured January 23 in an automobile accident, died at the St. Anthony's hospital in Effingham shortly after noon Sunday. Four masked bandits held up the Robintine cafe at Gordon at 4:30 o'clock Monday evening. Funeral services were held Sunday for Miss Amber Schmalhausen. Services were held Thursday for Mrs. A. A. McMillen of Oblong. Capt. and Mrs. Geo. B. Everingham of Hutsonville, observed their 66th wedding anniversary Friday Feb. 2. Miss. Beulah Higgins of Palestine and Harry Weliver of this city, were married last Saturday evening.

Feb. 15 - The school election held here Saturday resulted in a victory for those favoring a new school for this district. Funeral services for Mrs. Sol Waldrop of this city were held Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kaley are parents of a baby girl born last Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Willard Henry are parents of a baby girl born Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Firebaugh of Urbana, are parents of a baby girl born last Friday. Funeral services for William Smith were held at Oblong Wednesday. Miss Martha Holmes of Porterville, and Everett Seed of this city, were married Friday. Merritt Lingafelter and Edgar Poland of this vicinity, were arrested Wednesday on a charge of having made an assault with a deadly weapon upon Melvin Kirkwood, also of this city. At the home of the bride's parents last Saturday Miss Virginia White of this city became the bride of Roland Lathrop Clark of Newton.

Feb. 22 - Emmerson Apple has been appointed county gardener to supervise the gardens for unemployed. Essie A. Henry paid a fine Monday morning following her plea of guilty to a charge of intoxication before Police Magistrate Ol Wallace. Dr. LeRoy Newlin, local physician and prominent citizen of this city, died Sunday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Newlin of this city are parents of a baby boy born Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown are parents of a baby girl born Thursday night. The Mt. Carmel team beat the Maroons 46-28 Friday night on the local floor.

March
Mar 1. - The important news this week was the burning of the Robinson casket factory Wednesday morning, the 28th. Another bit of first page news was the granting of a new trial for Hubert C. Moor by the Illinois supreme court. Mrs. Lucy Jane Best of Trimble died Monday night after drinking Lewis lye with suicidal intent. Chas. C. Kapschull, Illinois department commander of the American Legion, and Mrs. Marguerite Hulse, of this city, department committeewoman, will address the county meeting of legion and auxiliary posts at Hutsonville tonight. The Anderson bakery was sold to Tony Machetta of Collinsville, according to an announcement this week. Harry E. Otey of this city is recovering at the Allen Sanitarium from an illness during which it was necessary to amputate a foot. William B. Adams of Zion vicinity died Monday. Services were held for Joel L. Musgrave, Civil War veteran of Hutsonville Sunday afternoon.

Mar. 8 -Twenty indictments were returned against John and Grant Taylor, Flat Rock bankers, by the grand jury Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Nick Simpson of Palestine are in jail on robbery charges. Funeral services for Nigel Lowrance of San Angelo, Texas, were held Tuesday at the U. B. church in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Shepherd are the proud parents of a baby boy born Wednesday morning.

Mar. 15 - John H. Taylor and Grant Taylor were in the Southern Illinois penitentiary at Menard today having been taken there Wednesday morning by Deputies Hayden Price, and Coulter Keller. The Oblong Panthers won the district basketball tournament held here last weekend. Leo Correll, of Trimble, and Toletha Osborn, of Sumner, surprised friends last week by announcement of their marriage which occurred on Feb. 25. Mrs. Samuel Springer died Monday morning at the Allen Sanitarium. Ralph Hall of Robinson, and Myrtel Rigney of Shelburn, Ind., were married Sunday night. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for Leslie Mathews of Morea vicinity. Millard E. Midgett and Helen E. Walter were married Saturday afternoon at the U. B. parsonage here.

Mar. 22 - William H. Masters, prominent citizen of this community, was killed Tuesday evening when the sedan he was driving crashed into the bridge abutment at the foot of the Firebaugh hill on Route 33. Members of the Robinson B. & P. Club were hostesses Friday night at the annual Public Relations dinner held at the Woodworth Hotel. The first annual field trials of the Crawford County Sportsmen's League were held Saturday and Sunday and the league is well pleased with results. An article by E. O. May, former principal of the Robinson township high school in regard to high school newspapers, appeared in the March number of the Illinois Teacher.

Mar. 29 - Announcement was made this week that CWA employment would close in Crawford county March 31. The Robinson Casket Co. announced the leasing of the upper floor of the Wabash Valley Motor Company garage here and installation of machinery has started. Hubert C. Moor has been returned to Marshall for his new trial for the murder of his wife, Marjorie Moor, granted by the state supreme court. Lyle Cunningham has been appointed acting mayor of Robinson following the death of W. H. Masters. Mrs. Charles Chamblin died at her home in this city Sunday morning. Funeral services were held Wednesday for F. M. Latson. Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Goldie Musgrave and LaVerne Green, the marriage having been performed in White Cloud, Mich., July 6, 1933. Mr. and Mrs. Clayson Hippensteel are proud parents of a baby boy born Sunday morning. The Music Department of the R. T. H. S. under the direction of Harry Hart, presented a Variety Musicale in connection with the regular feature of the Lincoln theatre March 22-23.

April
April 5 - Another prominent citizen Carl H. Zwermann, founder of the pottery in this city, died Friday morning after having been in poor health for several months. Two coaches of the Big Four Egyptian were derailed early Sunday morning and plunged from the bridge over Mill Creek. Roy Haskin was painfully injured in an automobile accident near Lafayette, Indiana, Wednesday night of last week. Fred A. Reavill, of Flat Rock, has announced he is again a candidate for state representative from this district. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Rose Hamilton who died the previous Saturday night. Services were held Sunday afternoon for Jasper D. Fagin at the Christian church in Hardinville. Funeral services for James McDaniels of this city were held Tuesday afternoon at the Gordon church. Mr. and Mrs. Phil Haynes of Calumet City, are parents of a baby girl born Sunday morning. Miss Mabel Hargis and Roosevelt Crum, both of this city, were united in marriage last Saturday evening.

April 12 - The big news this week concerned the primary election held Tuesday. On the Republican ticket Wm. J. Stratton received the nomination for candidate as state treasurer and C. Wayland Brooks was nominated candidate for congressman-at-large. In the district Dr. John R. Thompson and Fred A. Reavill were nominated candidates of the state legislature. Ben O. Sumner of Lawrenceville was nominated Republican candidate for congressman. In the county the Republicans named Ray E. Wesner for Judge, R. M. Dalrymple for county treasurer, Charley Van Trees for county clerk, P. E. Huffman for superintendent of schools, and Fred Schroeder for sheriff. In the Democratic primary W. W. Arnold was chosen candidate for re-election to congress, W. Lewis and T. W. Hall were selected candidates for the state legislature and in the county W. A. McCarty was chosen candidate for re-election as county judge, R. L. Collins for county treasurer, Allen King for county clerk, John Nuttall for superintendent of schools and John Hill for sheriff. E. S. Neeley formerly of Paxton, Ill., was transferred recently to Robinson as manager of the local C. I. P. S. Co. office. C. W. Markman of Oblong, was chosen chairman of the county board of supervisors at their annual organization meeting last Thursday. Sheriff Keller was out on the streets Monday after being confined to his bed for several weeks. Dr. and Mrs. Gustave Schmidt are the proud parents of a baby boy born Sunday morning.

April 19 - The Robinson Maroons won the county athletic meet held here last Saturday with Palestine in second place. Dan E. Norris was elected mayor of Robinson and the band proposition carried in a quiet election Tuesday, G. C. Curtis of Oblong was reelected chairman of the county Republican central committee at an organization meeting Monday afternoon. O. V. Reeding was elected president of the Robinson Rotary club Wednesday. Dr. J. W. Long of this city was chosen delegate to the state medical association meeting from the Crawford county society. Announcement has been made of the marriage of Virginia Reinoehl to Doyle Tracy, the ceremony having been performed Easter Sunday in Vincennes.

April 26 - Justus L. Johnson, of Aurora, was elected chairman of the Republican state central committee at its organization at Springfield Friday. W. S. Price, for many years a prominent business man here, died at his home on East Main street Monday morning. Robert Glen Price, 10, of Flat Rock, route 1, died at the sanitarium Sunday morning from an infection in his left arm which was fractured in a fall from a tree. Gov. Horner's gas tax diversion bill passed the Illinois House of Representatives Tuesday. Hubert C. Moor was denied a change of venue from the Clark county circuit court. Genevieve Holmes was elected editor of News 'N' Everything at the election of staff members at the high school last week. Orville and Jean Mathias who were given tryouts by the St. Louis Cardinals, showed unusual promise and will be used in junior leagues this season. The annual senior class play, "The Patsy", was presented at the high school here Thursday and Friday nights. The R. T. H. S. commercial team was winner in the district contests held in Newton last Saturday. William Shipman returned from the Hines Hospital in Chicago Thursday night and was on the streets this week greeting friends. Miss Thelma Lowther and Melvin Swartz were united in marriage at Lawrenceville, Saturday, April 14. Naomi Shrine installed new officers at a meeting at the Masonic temple Tuesday night.

May
May 3 - R. H. Grant, former manager of the Armour Creameries here, died at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning in the St. Anthony's hospital at Terre Haute, of injuries received early Tuesday morning when the automobile in which he was riding with Ted Meskimen of this city, was struck by a Big Four freight train in Terre Haute. Rev. J. D. Shaddrick, former M. E. pastor of this city, died Sunday at his home in Anna, Ill. Axiom Spivey, 82 year old Hutsonville resident, hanged himself at his home Wednesday morning. An explosion of a laundry stove in the home of William Seaney of this city cost the lives of Donald Lee, eighteen months old, and Marguerite, seven year old daughter. The night shift of the Robinson Baking Company was held up last Thursday morning and a bomb was exploded in the large oven wrecking it. R. T. H. S. won both the intellectual and athletic meets of the E. I. D. held in Charleston Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Wilson, are parents of a baby girl born Tuesday morning. Green B. Waggoner, 78, Hardinville resident, died suddenly Sunday. Miss Maxine Pinkstaff of this city and Carl Montgomery of Flat Rock, were married here last Saturday.

May 10 - Representative Sol Handy of Marshall, committed suicide at his home early last Thursday morning. T. D. Meserve has accepted a position in the Second National Bank here. The seventh annual convention of the Churches of Christ of the East Central district opened this morning at the Christian churches in this city. Vincennes won the annual valley athletic meet held here Saturday. Nelson Miner of this city, with 2606 freckles on his face, has won nation-wide prominence as probably the most freckled youngster in the country. Aunt Mary Ducommun was 99 years old Friday. An interesting article in this week's Argus written by Eva Snider, concerned the 13th annual convention of the Illinois Federation of Business & Professional Women's Clubs. Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Bolton of Los Angeles, Calif., are the proud parents of a baby son born May 7. Grandma Deborah Canada of Hutsonville was 102 years old today. Miss Alberta Jones of this city became the bride of Glenn Frederick Tilton of Danville Friday morning.

May 17 - Governor Horner signed a bill to enforce the NRA in Illinois Tuesday. There are over three hundred graduates from rural and village schools this spring. Frank B. Bunn died at his home east of this city Tuesday afternoon. Announcements have been received of the birth of a baby boy to Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Davis of Louisville, Ky. Funeral services were held at Sumner Monday afternoon for 0. B. Baird, who died the previous Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bline of this city have a new baby girl born Tuesday, May 15.

May 24 - Leon (Nick) Carter of Tuscola, has been hired to coach football at the R. T. H. S. next fall. The W. A. Case & Son Mfg. Co. last week announced the appointment of J. R. Evans of this city, as manager of the company's pottery plant to succeed the late C. H. Zwermann. Lillian Holaday and Robert Brubaker were chosen the most popular seniors in the recent contest at the R.T.H.S. Joe Cowhick, lineman of the C.I.P.S. Co. here, died suddenly Saturday afternoon. News 'N' Everything won first place as the best high school newspaper in the Eastern Illinois Press Conference held in Charleston Saturday. Funeral services were held for Andrew Guyer of Hutsonville vicinity at the Friends' church Saturday afternoon. Commencement exercises for the graduating class of the Hutsonville high school were held Friday night. Funeral services for Raymond Wood of Hutsonville were held Thursday. Miss Mayme Smith, formerly of this city, and Alex S. Wilson, of Chicago, were married last Sunday afternoon in South Bend, Ind.

May 31 - William Carlton, 54, of Oblong, died Monday evening from an injury received when he fell to the sidewalk after having been struck a blow by William Hayes, also of Oblong. Hon. Henry O. Smith of Chicago, delivered the Memorial address at the cemetery yesterday afternoon. Gerald Ruse, 17, died at the hospital here of Bright's disease Wednesday. Flat Rock voted Saturday to have a four year high school. James M. Francis of Annapolis, died suddenly of a heart attack Saturday evening. Announcement was made of the marriage of Mary Louise Howard to Paul York May 20. The Delta Theta Tau here installed officers for the ensuing year Monday.

June
June 7- The important headline of this week tells of Hubert C. Moor being guilty of the murder of his wife Marjorie, and being sentenced to the penitentiary at Menard for life. Eighty six graduates of the Robinson grade received diplomas in commencement exercises here last Thursday. F. B. Leonard of Champaign, president of the Elks' Association, will install elected officers of the Robinson lodge tonight. Giles Chapman, 25, died at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wood of this city Wednesday morning. One hundred and three graduates of the R. T. H. S. received their diplomas Friday night. Edward Steel of this city is recovering from injuries received last Thursday morning when his roadster was struck by an Illinois Central freight train at the crossing at the west city limits of Palestine. Miss Rosa Todd daughter of Rev. and Mrs. C. T. Todd and Edward Edward Schaffenberg of Bloomington, Ill., were united in marriage Saturday at Little Rock, Ark.

June 14 - Robinson now has a full Kentucky Colonel since, Jim Spencer, an official of the refinery, received his commission from Governor Ruby Lafoon. James A. Wright, local restaurant proprietor, died Sunday morning at the Hines hospital in Chicago following a long illness. John Byron Sheets of Oblong, and Myrl Fullen of Oblong were married Feb. 3, at Fowler, Ind., according to an announcement last week. Funeral services were held Monday for Mrs. Albert Folck of Kirk Chapel. John Pierson, former Robinson youth, is wanted in Emporia, Kansas, on charges of attempting to commit robbery and escape from jail. Margaret Claypool was elected president of the local unit of the Legion Auxiliary at the annual election of officers Monday night. Mary Eleanor Creswell and Charles O. Todd of this city, were married at Lawrenceville April 6. Josephine O'Dell of Oblong, and Charles Correl of this city, were united in marriage Saturday night in Oblong.

June 21 - B. F. Johnson, formerly of Annapolis, but for many years a prominent business man of Marshall, died Wednesday evening of last week from a self inflicted bullet wound. The Wabash river is believed to be at its lowest level, the official gauge at Terre Haute reading zero. Ernest Conover of Flat Rock was in custody this week on a charge of embezzlement of school funds. Katherine chapter of O. E. S. celebrated its silver jubilee at the Masonic temple Tuesday evening. Miss Bonnie Manning of Bicknell, and Robert Stephens of Vincennes, were married Saturday morning in Terre Haute, Ind.

June 28 - Noah Creed, 75, of Trimble, died Wednesday night of last week of injuries received in a fall from a bridge the previous Monday. The annual picnic of Tidewater employees was held in the city park here Wednesday. Kenneth Kenefake of Porterville vicinity, killed a prairie wolf early Saturday morning. Wind, lightning and hail did several hundred of dollars damage in Jasper and Clay counties Friday evening. Miss Leota Graham, formerly a teacher in the grade school here, was married to Sam Mercer of Detroit at the M. E. Church in this city Friday afternoon. The marriage of Miss Marian Burns and Robert Price was solemnized at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Burns of this city Wednesday afternoon. William Bass of this city died at his home Monday. Mrs. W. A. Howard, 75, died at her home on West Main street Sunday morning. Funeral services were held for Samantha Ann Purcell Tuesday afternoon at the U. B. church in New Hebron.

July
July 5 - The Robinson grade schools have received a grant of $75,000 and gift of $36,500 for purpose of constructing a new school building. Charles A. Ress, of Paris, was killed in an automobile collision near Lawrenceville Sunday morning. William Powden, 10, received a broken leg when stuck by a car here Wednesday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton James are parents of a baby girl born Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Welton of this city have a baby girl born Sunday. Theron B. Steele has been awarded an honor entrance scholarship to the University of Chicago. Earl Bush, of Otis, Kansas, formerly of Eaton, was married June 22 to Edith Stenzel of Otis. Genevieve King of Eaton, and Herbert Bush of Eaton, where married Wednesday. Eunice Seall and Gerald Payne were married June 12. Maxine Hubbard and Major R. Fox were united in marriage Tuesday, June 26.

July 12 - Funeral services were held Friday in Flat Rock for Mrs. Lavina Houston. R. L. Collins has announced his withdrawal from the race for county treasurer as he has accepted the position of custodian at the Elks home. Funeral services for Mrs. Emma White of Palestine are to be held this afternoon. Harlan Correll of Stoy, died Friday afternoon after a long illness. A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Oris Conrad July 11.

July 19 - The tragic news of this week was that of the death of Lynn Connours of this city who fatally shot himself Friday morning. L. A. McKnight has been chosen by the Democrats as candidate for county treasurer. Rev. Minor Goodsell has resigned from the local Baptist church to accept the pastorate at Canton, Ill. Funeral services were held for Mrs. Amanda Tohill of Flat Rock Sunday afternoon. Announcement is made of the marriage of Mrs. Nelle Bradley and Charles W. Ross which took place July 9.

July 26 - Good news to people of this county was that of Uncle Joe Ford of Flat Rock celebrating his 102nd birthday. D. W. Smith, 48, of Flat Rock, died in his sleep at Flat Rock Sunday morning. Record temperatures in the mid-west of 106 degrees were set this week. Mrs. Carleton Randolph died at the clinic at Palestine Tuesday morning shortly after the birth of a baby son. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Mullins are parents of a baby girl born Wednesday of last week. Mr. and Mrs. Malvern Swope of near Annapolis, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary July 19.

August
August 2. - Mrs. Adelaide Reavill of Flat Rock, died at her home near Flat Rock Wednesday evening of last week. An article in this issue told of the work done by the county relief committee the past year. Mrs. Todd Gibler of near Porterville, was accidentally shot in the right leg Saturday evening when she accidentally dropped a revolver. Flossie and Ruby Buckmaster of Oblong vicinity were severely injured Sunday afternoon when the car they were driving struck a bridge north of Oblong. Services were held this afternoon for Dixie Lee, three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Parker of this city. J. L. Sutfin has announced the purchase of the Balding Cafe on East Main. Wm. Shipman returned last week to the Hines hospital in Chicago for several weeks' treatment.

August 9. - The annual Ohio Oil Company picnic was held yesterday at the city park here. Mrs. George Wesley Summers, 82, died at the hospital Sunday night. Mrs. Lydia Merrick of Indianapolis, died Friday in that city. Gene Schmalhausen was elected commander of the local legion post Tuesday night. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Nicholson are parents of a baby daughter born, Friday, afternoon. Adam Waldrop, one of the few remaining Civil War veterans, died at his home south of town Friday afternoon. Miss Ruby Lindley of this city and Delbert Kelm of Porterville, were married Sunday afternoon.

August 16. - Eddie Leibert of New York City, formerly of this city, addressed the Rotary Club, here Wednesday. Grim spectre of a water famine hovers over Illinois at present. Wayne Miller, former Robinson boy, who has made good in the movies as a sound technician for the Fox studios, visited in Robinson this week. The county fair got off to a good start Wednesday. Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Gladys Chesshir of Champaign to Waldron Lathrop of Rantoul, formerly of Robinson.

August 23 - L. S. Heath & Sons are erecting a new two story candy factory adjoining their present factory. Mr. and Mrs. John D. Trimble of Trimble, celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary last Monday evening. Mrs. Rachel Smith, 82, of Oblong, died of apoplexy Monday morning. Z. F. Rankin has been transferred from the Robinson Woolworth store to St. Louis. J. M. White comes here. P. E. Huffman has announced his withdrawal from the race for county superintendent of schools. Maurice Mills and Cecil Oxley were married Sunday afternoon. Otho G. McCoy of Oblong died Tuesday.

August 30 - J. R. Watson died at his home southeast of Palestine last Thursday. The Republicans of the county opened their fall campaign by a big meeting here Friday morning with C. Wayland Brooks the chief speaker. Services for W. H. Barrett of Paris, brother of Mrs. Valmore Parker, were held in that city Saturday afternoon. Services for Jess M. VanWinkle were to be held this afternoon at the Union church, west of Flat Rock. Otto Pasley of Olney, formerly of this city, died as a result of injuries received in a fight Sunday evening. Mrs. Martha Hawkins of Palestine, died Wednesday afternoon.

September
Sept. 6 - Robert I. Darrough, 20, of Oblong vicinity, received fatal injuries when his car struck what is believed to have been an animal Wednesday night of last week on the Hardinville road near Pierceburg. L. B. McConnell of this vicinity was retired Friday as a mail carrier out of the local Post Office. Schools here got underway Monday. Despite the rain a large crowd attended the annual Old Timers picnic at Palestine, Labor Day. Fritz Berry of this city, died in the hospital here following a long illness. The marriage of Miss Eva Zwermann to Clyde Hill was consummated last Saturday, the ceremony being performed at the home of the bride.

Sept. 13 - The new football coach, 'Nick' Carter, addressed the Rotary club here Wednesday. Thomas S. Moore, 84, died at his home, here Sunday, afternoon. Mrs. Michael Dunn of this city died at the hospital here Sunday night. Mrs. Ellen Richardson, 75, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lavina Rankin, of this city Sunday morning. Announcement has been made of the marriage of Mildred Colliflower of Hutsonville to Paul Shields of Palestine, the ceremony having taken place in Lawrenceville July 23.

Sept. 20.- The Argus this week charged that certain Democrat party leaders were attempting to make political pie out of the new road being constructed south from Palestine after it was learned certain people who applied for work were told they had to be recommended by their Democratic precinct committeemen. The Egyptian passenger No. 131 was wrecked Tuesday morning in Lawrenceville when it struck a truck, killing the fireman of the engine, seriously injuring two occupants of the truck and derailing the train. Harold Snider has been elected president of the senior in elections at the R. T. H. S. James T. Skaggs, 66, died at about 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon of a heart attack at his home near Hardinville. Announcement is made of the marriage of Madge Preston and Marion Henry, the ceremony having taken place in Marshal Sept. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Ennis Quick celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary at Kirk Chapel Sunday.

Sept. 27 - The 115th annual session of the Southern Wabash Illinois Christian Conference will meet with the Grand Prairie church in this county Oct. 2. A. E. Riehl, chicken farmer, living west of the city, was hit by a car and fatally injured Monday evening. Services were held yesterday for C. H. Newbold, a former resident of this city. Rev. Paul E. Hubele, pastor of the Christian church here for the past three years was called to serve for another year by the church board Tuesday night. The marriage of Francis Stansfield and Paul Keenan which occurred June 30 in Crown Point, Indiana, was announced Wednesday night of last week at a bridge party given by Mrs. John Allison and Mrs. Spencer Woodworth.

October
October 4 - It was interesting to read in this week's Argus that Lawrence county had a venerable citizen, one Alexander H. McCarthy, of near Birds, who will be 100 years of age Oct. 7. Dr. J.0. Tucker was returned to the local M.E. Church by the conference that closed at Vandalia Sunday. H. E. Highsmith, prominent local citizen, was found dead in his bed Monday morning. The Legion post dedicated the new flag pole at the R. T. H. S. Tuesday afternoon. Ira R. Jordan became sole proprietor of the Robinson Title & Realty Co., it was announced this week. Mr. and Mrs. Ira Marbry have a new baby girl born Monday morning. Services for Bert Vanetta of this city were held Wednesday afternoon. June Siler became the bride of Charles Lyon last Saturday.

Oct. 11 - The highest possible honor was awarded the Lincoln Oil Refining Company at the 23rd annual National Safety Council held recently in Cleveland, Ohio, in recognition of the refinery's excellent record. B. 0. Sumner, Republican candidate for congress, addressed voters at Palestine Saturday night. Sixteen teams played in the roque tournament held here last Saturday. Services for Mrs. Serena Jane Wesley were held Friday afternoon at the Union church. Miss Martha Adda Johnston was married to Sylvester Crozier last Thursday evening

Oct. 18 - Rumors are strong that the L. & N. passenger service will reroute its Chicago to Florida trains over the Big Four railroad. J. I. Ransom, prominent Palestine resident, was injured fatally Sunday morning when his car crashed into a bridge east of Effingham. Funeral services for Mrs. L. C. Wilkin were held at the M. E. Church here Friday afternoon. Miss Betsy Hippensteel became the bride of Donald C. Ritchey last Saturday evening.

Oct. 25 - Announcement was made this week that the L. & N. trains expect to begin routing over the Big Four Sunday Oct. 28. A Lawrence county grand jury indicted J. Stanley Bradbury of this city, charging manslaughter in the death of Charles A. Bess who was fatally injured in an automobile accident July 1. Robinson Lodge 1188 have planned a housewarming party to celebrate the recent redecorating and remodeling of their home to take place the night of Oct. 26. Services for Henry O. Maddox were held Monday morning at the Olive Branch church north of Annapolis. Mrs. Mollie Updike died Wednesday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. George Polling, a mile southeast of the Wilson school. Fire greatly damaged the residence of Dr. E. H. Steel Monday morning. Mrs. Lafayette Padgett of this city received a broken wrist in a fall at her home Friday. Miss Nina Hancock of Robinson and Carl Wetzel of Terre Haute, were married in Mattoon last Saturday.

November
Nov. 1 - Burglars looted six business houses in Flat Rock Sunday night and carried away several hundred dollars worth of merchandise. An injunction by the national coordinator prevented the rerouting of the L. & N. trains as expected. Mrs. Ella Wilkin died Thursday in Springfield. Mr. and Mrs. Derward Sparks have a baby girl born Monday. C. R. Smith of Kokomo, Ind., is in the hospital here with fatal injuries as a result of driving a stolen car into a bridge on the new road south of Palestine. Miss Helen Richey of near Flat Rock, and Stoy Fox of Palestine vicinity, were married last Sunday evening.

Nov. 8 - Democrats swept the state yesterday in the election. In Crawford county the Democrats elected four candidates. Nuttall was reelected superintendent of schools, Allen King was reelected county clerk. L. A. McKnight was elected treasurer and John Hill was elected sheriff. The Republicans elected Ray E. Wesner to the office of county judge. The Robinson Rotary club celebrated its tenth anniversary Wednesday. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Virgil Cunningham at the M. E. Church in Flat Rock. Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Opal Weger and Harry Pleasant, the ceremony having taken place Oct. 25 in St. Louis. S. T. Kincaid of Lamotte vicinity died Monday from pneumonia.

Nov. 15 - A large crowd attended the second annual firemen's ball held at Ziegler's hall Friday evening. The local Red Cross began its membership drive this week. Harold 'Eck' Anderson has been appointed chief of police in Robinson to succeed John Hill, sheriff-elect. Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Mail of this city, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last Sunday. G. H. Larabee, prominent Oblong citizen, passed away Tuesday night. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pulley have a baby girl born Friday. Funeral services were held Tuesday for Ed Eagleton of this city. Miss Vera Meek of Trimble and Loren Howard of this city were married Saturday.

Nov. 22 -The Robinson Maroons and football officials of this city and Terre Haute were guests of Ted Meskimen at a banquet at the Woodworth Hotel Wednesday night. Wm. F. Wood, prominent farmer of Oblong vicinity, died at his home last Thursday. Services for Art Gwin of this city were held Wednesday afternoon at the Root funeral home. Mrs. Mary Manley, 74, of Birds vicinity, was fatally injured Tuesday afternoon when the coupe in which she was riding was struck by a loaded truck driven by Max Draper of Hutsonville at the crossroads two miles east of Birds. Dr. C. H. Kisner of Oblong, died at his home Saturday morning.

Nov. 29 -This issue told of a terrible tragedy at the home of Edward Baker, fourteen miles southwest of Robinson, where a stove explosion took the lives of Mrs. Maryntha Baker, 82, and Barbara Baker, 17, and fatally burned Edward Baker, 56. Uncle Joe Ford, oldest man in the county, died at his home Monday after an illness of several weeks. John H. Marbry, Jr., local rural mail carrier will be retired from service Nov. 30. Keith Mooney, proprietor of the city feed store at Oblong, is free under bond following his arrest on a charge of embezzlement. Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Cadieu of Bloomington, are the proud parents of a baby boy born at the Robinson hospital Saturday morning. Last Saturday afternoon Miss Thelma Thomlison became the bride of Ray E. Wesner. Announcement was made this week of the marriage of Miss Ola Knapp to Allen Bradbury which took place in Terre Haute Nov. 17.

December
Dec. 6 - Robinson Lodge 1188, B. P. O. Elks held memorial services at the home Sunday for departed brothers. New county officers and deputies assumed duties at the court house Dec. 3. Allen Rains, 21, of Hutsonville, was found dead Thursday morning, apparently a suicide. Relatives and friends called on Mr. and Mrs. John Weller of Hutsonville Tuesday to remind Mr. Weller of his 80th birthday. The important athletic news was the defeat handed to the Oblong football team by the Maroons in the Thanksgiving day game. Katherine chapter of O. E. S. elected officers in regular meeting Tuesday night.

Dec. 13 - Bids for construction on the new grade school building here were received last Thursday by the board of education. Roberta Rains was winner in the county spelling contest. Jonas Springer was host to the R. T. H. S. football squad at an oyster supper Tuesday night. In a special city election Tuesday a bond issue in the amount of $8,000 carried to pay for relief work materials. Harry Martin was reelected captain of the Maroon football team at a banquet given for the boys by the Rotary club Wednesday night of last week.

Dec. 20.-Henry Cook, 82, dropped over dead at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lewis C. Jackson, northwest of Robinson Sunday evening. Local business men are planning to put the FRA into operation here. Services were held for Mrs. Robert Wilson at Kirk Chapel Saturday afternoon. Dr. A. L. Lowe., Jr. was elected master of the Robinson lodge 250 A. F. & A. M. at the regular meeting Wednesday night of last week. Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Edith Peak of Eaton to Leo Shook of this city, the ceremony having taken place Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Irving Rosenfield are parents of a baby boy born Saturday afternoon at the hospital here.

Dec. 27.-Anna Trimble was awarded first prize in the annual Christmas story contest conducted by the News 'N' Everything. Elks here distributed food and toys to needy families the day before Christmas. School work is delayed by rejection of plumbing and sewer bids by the PWA. A special grand jury is to be called Jan. 3 to relieve the local situation, there being several under arrest and several in jail. Earl Stark, alleged third party in the murder of Mrs. Mary Schraeder, of Jasper county, was returned to Newton Monday following his capture in Missouri. Mrs. J. W. Wood, formerly of this city, died in Marshall, Monday. Jacob Price of Porterville, died Wednesday morning. Lieut. Briscoe Stephens of the U. S. S. Houston is in Robinson visiting relatives. J. L. P. Beeman was elected High Priest in the annual election of the local Royal Arch Masons. Miss Effie Harrison became the bride of William Brown Christmas eve, the ceremony being performed at the U. B. parsonage. Word has been received of the marriage of Miss Elizabeth Irwin of Elizabethtown, Ky., to Harry Adams, formerly of this city, the ceremony being performed Nov. 24. Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Mildred Stine, formerly of Terre Haute, to Lieut. Briscoe Stephens, U. S. N., the ceremony having been performed in...

 

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