Fulton County, Indiana


From The Rochester News-Sentinel


Selected, copied and indexed by Wendell C. Tombaugh

Special thanks to Jack K. Overmyer for suggesting the Title.

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To Have New Creamery

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 3, 1931

          Kewanna milk producers are signing contracts to sell their products to a creamery that is to be established at Kewanna.  Contracts were to be signed by 400 patrons.  The creamery will be operated by the Marion Producers company.



Levi P. Moore, Secretary

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 6, 1931

          Levi P. Moore, of Rochester, was re-elected secretary and treasurer of the Indiana Swine Breeders Association at the fifty-fourth annual meeting of that organization at Indianapolis Monday evening. - - - - - - -



Invention Improves Television Machines

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 13, 1931

          Brazil, Ind., Jan. 13 (U.P.) -- A scanning, proposed to take the place of disc and thus overcome one of the main stumbling blocks to commercialization of television, has been patented by John W. German, Brazil. - - - - - - - - -



Sunday Dancing Will Be Resumed at Colonial

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 15, 1931

          Heinie Lybrook and Jack Marsh, of Logansport, and Vance Callahan, of Kewanna, have leased the Japanese dance hall at the Colonial hotel on the north shore of Lake Manitou and will operate

dances there during the remainder of the winter and during the spring months.  The opening dance will be Sunday night, Feb. 1 and every Sunday night and holiday thereafter. - - - - - -



New Funeral Home To Hold Informal Opening

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 16, 1931

          An informal opening of The Zimmerman Bros. new funeral home located at 1420 South Main street will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  The entire first floor of the elegant residence, familiarly known as the Ostie Davis home, will be devoted exclusively to mortuary use. - - - - - - - -



Frank Kern. Manager

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 17, 1931

          Frank Kern has been named agent for a new bus station at Kokomo which will be the terminal for all the bus lines entering that city including the Indiana Motor Bus Company.  The station will be located on North Main Street.  In addition to being the agent Kern will operate a lunch room in the station lobby.



Band in Indianapolis

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 19, 1931

          George Howard, Fritz Bastow and John Ravencroft (King’s Jesters), who are members of the Paul Whiteman orchestra have notified friends in this city that the Whiteman band will appear at the Indiana ballroom in Indianapolis for a dance on the night of Sunday, February 1.



Fulton Is To Have A Modern Funeral Home

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 22, 1931

          The Ditmire Undertaking establishment is undergoing changes which will give Fulton a modern funeral home.  The work was started the first of the week and will be rushed to completion.

          The whole of the store will be changed.  On the upper floor partitions will be removed and a large casket display room will be made.

          The main part of the first floor will be made into a funeral chapel, and the office, which will be modernly furnished, will be moved to the front of the building.  The building is an ideal one for the arrangement and it is a thing that has long been needed in Fulton.

          No furniture will be handled in Fulton, the present stock being moved to the Macy store.

          Ditmires, in making this step of advancement, have added a great deal to the progress of Fulton.



Producers Creamery To Open At Kewanna Feb. 1

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 27, 1931

          Kewanna, Jan. 27.-- Formal opening of the Producers creamery being organized by farmers of Cass, Fulton and Pulaski counties, has been set for February 1, officials of the firm announce.  The creamery is to be operated on a co-operative rebate plan similar to the one operated at Marion, Indiana.  A building has been purchased by the organization, and the equipment is being installed.



Feb. 2-3, Plans Complete

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 27, 1931

          Plans are now being completed for the holding of the State Checker Tournament in Rochester on February 2nd and 3rd when 50 or more men players will come here to decide who is the champion for 1931.  The tourney will be held in the Eagles Hall and there will be 25 or more games in progress all at the same time with the very best players in the state engaged.  Most of the players will arrive Sunday night.  The games will start Monday morning and will run on continuously until Tuesday night.  If there should be tie games and there probably will it might be necessary to hold an extra session Wednesday morning.  Local arrangements are being cared for by the Kiwanis Club and J.O. Clemans, a member of the state association.  Rex B. Wood of Gary is secretary and has handled the publicity in connection with the tourney.  He reports that he has sent out more than 600 letters and notices advertising the championship meeting and that Rochester has been well advertised not only in Indiana but over the entire country.  It is estimated that the visitors will spend more than $500 in Rochester for hotel rooms, meals and automobile upkeep.

          The merchants of the city are being solicited this week to help

meet the expenses of the tourney which will total around $100.  This includes paying the prize money offered and miscellaneous expenses.



High School  - Rochester Versus Peru

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 28, 1931

          Arrangements were completed yesterday between the local high school and the coach of the Peru debating team, Victor F. Dawald, to the effect that a dual meet has been scheduled between the two schools.  The first debate will be held next Tuesday evening, February 3, at seven thirty o’clock, in the local high school assembly.

          The question for discussion is the one adopted this year by the Indiana State Debating League - Resolved: That the Present System of Installment Buying of Consumptive Goods Should Be Condemned.

          The negative team, from Peru, will argue for the retention of the system, and the affirmative speakers - LeRoy Frobish, Wendell Tombaugh and Mary Alice Shonk - will advance arguments to show that it is undesirable and should therefore be condemned.  - - -

          Inter-school debating is a new project in Rochester High.  For the past several weeks installment buying has been studied as a part of the work in the public speaking class, the members of which have now completed briefs of the proposition and drafted constructive speeches.

          LeRoy Frobish, ‘31, Captain of the affirmative team, has had roles in two class plays and is high school yell leader, senior editor of Station R.H.S. and a member of Hi-Y.  Mary Alice Shonk, ‘31, has also had experience in dramatics.  Wendell Tombaugh, ‘32, is one of the news editors of the high school paper. - - - -

          On Tuesday, February 10th, our negative speakers - Edna Nichols (31), George Dague (31) and John Shipley (31) - will clash with the Peruvian affirmative, there. - - - -



State Checker Tourney Under Way, Eagle’s Hall

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 2, 1931

          The state checker tournament, which will decide who will hold the checker championship for 1931 in Indiana got under way in the Eagle’s Hall here today with 60 players in action. - - - - - -

          The tournament was opened Monday morning with a business session.  J.O. Clemans, local checker enthusiast, made a few opening remarks preceding which the members sang America and prayer was

given.  Hugh A. Barnhart made the address of welcome on behalf of the city and the Kiwanis Club, and the response was made by John K. Stewart, president, of Westfield, Rex B. Wood, secretary, of Gary, spoke briefly thanking the community for its fine co-operation.- - - - -



New Grinding Mill

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 3, 1931

          Fred Rowe has installed a new feed grinding mill at his place of business on East Seventh street.  Mr. Rowe is now equipped to do all kind of feed grinding and is also able to compound feeds which require the mixing of molasses.



Contrbutes Poem To National Magazine

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 4, 1931

          In February’s issue of the Junior Home magazine, a comely little Rochester girl, Mary Pyle, 13, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Pyle, comes in for a bit of nation-wide publicity through a contribution of a Valentine poem which appeared on the junior’s page.  The poem, which is entitled “My Valentine” follows:

          Yesterday my dad came home

          And with him he did bring

          A great big box of pasteboard

          Tied up with colored string


          I hurriedly unwrapped it;

          And what do you think I saw--

          A tiny little kitten

          And he gave a loud, “meow.”


          I cherish that gray kitten

          More than anything of mine,

          I love him so because he is

          My Dad’s valentine.



Checker Championship Is Won By Lee Munger Again

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 5, 1931

          Young Indianapolis player holds title second year.



Plan To Exhume Body Of Fulton County Pioneer

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 16, 1931

          Val Zimmerman to move body of first white woman to die in Fulton County.

          Val Zimmerman, local undertaker today made application to the State Board of Health at Indianapolis for permission to move the body of Mrs. Elizabeth Lindsey from a burial place on East Race Street on ground now owned by Ed Kime to the Odd Fellows cemetery.  It is necessary to obtain the state permit to move the body.

          Mrs. Lindsey, who died here in the spring of 1831 from a fever was the first white woman to die in Fulton county.  Her husband had been sent to this county from New York State by the government to establish a grist mill at the outlet of Lake Manitou to grind grain for the Indians.

          Mrs. Lindsay had lived in this county only a short time before she became ill and died.  Following the custom of the early day the body was buried on a high spot of ground.  According to Mr. Zimmerman the state of preservation of the body will depend entirely on the consistency of the soil in which it was buried. - - - - -

          It is planned later to mark the grave of Mrs. Lindsey with a bronze tablet.  A small monument less that two feet tall which marked the grave of Mrs. Lindsey will be reset over her new resting place in the Odd Fellows cemetery.



Operated Over Big 4 Railroad

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 16, 1931

          Warsaw, Ind., Feb. 16. - Inauguration of motor train service on the Big Four railroad between Indianapolis and South Bend and return was commenced Friday night.  The first motor train to pass through Warsaw was the 9:03 passenger for So. Bend.

          The train consists of the motor car in which is the operator, mail and baggage compartment.  A regular passenger coach is attached as a trailer.- - - - -

          The whistle was blown all the way betwee Claypool and New Paris, according to persons residing along the line.



Kewanna Man Granted Patent

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 20, 1931

          Several of the business men of Kewanna met in the library there yesterday afternoon to inspect and later witness a demonstration of a patented hog ringer which has been invented by Martin Burns, of Kewanna.  The ringer is made with the arm at one side which carried 50 rings which when pressed down places a ring in the jaws of the ringer ready for action.  A demonstration was made at the home of Roland Smith east of Kewanna where eight hogs were rung in rapid succession.  Every person who saw the demonstration said the patented ringer was complete and was a great time saver.



To Close Its Plant Here

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 24, 1931

          The Chicago Nipple Manufacturing Company plant located in East Rochester will be closed this week, it was officially announced here today.  The plant has been working on part time for the last six months but has employed only 15 men on the average since last August.

          Two department superintendents from the Chicago parent plant were in Rochester today to supervise the closing of the factory.  They began the loading of the machinery onto freight cars and stated that within two weeks the plant would have its doors locked for good.  All of the machinery, stock and equipment will be moved into Chicago and made a part of the plant there.

          August Griebe, who has been manager of the company since the Nipple Company came here, will return to Chicago with the organization and will move his family there in a couple of weeks.  Jack Stafford, auditor of the plant here, will take employmet elsewhere, he announced, although he was given an opportunity to go with the company to Chicago. - - - - -

          Last year they closed their plant in Los Angeles, a few months ago they closed the one in Baltimore and the Rochester plant is the last one to be moved and made a part of the Chicago factory.

          It was stated that the building will be closed up but that the company will be glad to offer good terms for rental or purchase of the building.  The Chicago Nipple Company came here several years ago when they purchaed the plant and business from a concern which was

operating there at the time.  Originally the building and ground was given to the manufacturer but since then the building has been doubled in size by the company and the pay roll obligation required by contract was met two years back.



New Bank President

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 24, 1931

          V.J. Lidecker, who has been vice president of the State Bank of Akron for a number of years, has been elected president of the institution to succeed Jacob King who died at his home in Akron last Wednesday.  Mr. Lidecker was elected president of the bank by the directors of the institution at a meeting held last Saturday.



Arthur Wile Elected To Head

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 24, 1931

          Arthur Wile was elected president of the Rochester Country Club at a meeting of the board of directors this week.  He succeeds Charles Pyle who served as president in 1930.  Percy Smith was elected vice president and George Brower was re-elected secretary-treasurer for the year. - - - -

          The board of directors for the year is composed of Arthur Wile, George Brower, Fred Ruh, John Allison, J.A. Herbster, Frank Bryant, A.L. Deniston, Percy Smith and James Brooks.  The latter three were chosen at a recent meeting of the stockholders.



DuBois Nomination As Postmaster Confirmed

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 25, 1931

          The United States Senate late this afternoon confirmed the appointment of Howard W. DuBois as postmaster of this city. - - - - He will succeed Albert W. Bitters who has been postmaster here for the past nine years. - - - - His appointment as postmaster is in part a reward for his long and faithful service to his party. - - - -



Don Beattie and Virgil Kindig at Chicago

The News-Sentinel, Mar . 2, 1931

          A number of Rochester boxing fans will go to Chicago Tuesday

night to witness Don Beattie and Virgil Kindig in action in the Golden Gloves boxing tourney which is being held there by the Chicago Tribune.  The elimination bouts will be staged tonight, Tuesday and Wednesday and will be on the air from Radio station WGN.



Don Beattie and Virgil Kindig at Chicago

The News-Sentinel, Mar . 3, 1931

          Don Beattie, local youth is to box tonight in the Golden Gloves tourney at Chicago which is being sponsored by the Chicago Tribune.  Beattie is a heavyweight.  Virgil Kindig, the other Rochester youth entered in the tourney and who is a middleweight will be unable to box because of a broken bone in his right hand which he received in the preliminary tourney at Kokomo last week.  The bouts will be on the air tonight over Radio station WGN, Chicago.



Ernest Lantz Appointed

The News-Sentinel, Mar . 4, 1931

          At a recent meeting of the town board of Akron Ernest Lantz was appointed marshall to succeed Albert Bright, deceased.  Mr. Lantz, who is a veteran of the World War, has already taken up his new work.



Moving Barbeque Stand

The News-Sentinel, Mar . 4, 1931

          Walter Sipe, owner of Walt’s Chili Parlor, one mile east of this city on the Barrett cement road is moving the stand from its present location to a lot which he recently purchased near his home which is east and south of the site formerly occupied by the barbeque stand.



Chas. Krieghbaum Owner

The News-Sentinel, Mar . 4, 1931

          A business deal involving several thousand dollars, in which Charles L. Krieghbaum of this city becomes the proprietor of the West Side Hotel and grounds, was terminated late Tuesday afteroon.  The local man, who is a co-partner in the ownership of the Char-Bell theatre traded his 310 acre farm which lies 11 miles southwest of South Bend to Harry Polis, South Bend, for the lake property.

          Krieghbaum who has already taken possession of the Lake hotel, plans to completely overhaul and redecorate the building and will cater to the patronage of fishermen and hunters and their families, and other visitors who desire a quiet and comfortable place to spend their vacations.  The new proprietor who will assume active management of the hotel will move to the lake within the next couple of weeks and begin improvement work.



To Erect Filling Station

The News-Sentinel, Mar . 5, 1931

          McCall & Pontious, who have operated a cement business here for a number of years, have announced that they will erect a modern filling station at the northeast intersection of Main and Fourth streets.



Bob Souers, Of Brooklyn And Rochester

The News-Sentinel, Mar . 9, 1931

          Bob Souers, of Brooklyn, who has spent his summer vacation here for many years, has organized an orchestra which he has named the “Buckminsters.” The orchestra has been engaged to furnish the music for the Junior Prom at New York University.  The prom is to be held in the Plaza Hotel in New York.  Tickets for the prom command a price of $12.50 a couple.



Don Beattie Battling Flu Sans Golden Mits

The News-Sentinel, Mar . 10, 1931

          Don Beattie, the Kokomo Tribune’s only remaining entrant in the Chicago Tribune Golden Glove tourney, who resides near this city, will be unable to enter the final fights at Chicago Wednesday evening on account of an attack of the flu. - - - - -



Charles Holden, Former Resident, Actor, In Cimarron

The News-Sentinel, Mar. 11, 1931

          Rochester people who witnessed Cimarron at the Char-Bell this week saw Charles Holden, a former resident of this city in the picture.  He was in the scene where Mrs. Sabra Yancey was the guest of honor at a banquet following her election as congresswoman from Oklahoma.



Body Shop Is Moved

The News-Sentinel, Mar. 11, 1931

          The Bolinger Body Shop has been moved from the corner of Fifth and Main streets to 20 East Seventh street.  The moving of equipment was made Tuesday.



Purchased of Henry Zellers

The News-Sentinel, Mar. 13, 1931

          Henry Zellers has sold his hardware store in Kewanna to R.O. Gegner of Star City, and Charles Van Meter, of Kewanna.  The new firm took charge of the business Tuesday.  The retiring proprietor has no immediate plans for the future.



Former Akron Resident Given Honorable Mention

The News-Sentinel, Mar. 14, 1931

          Vance Hoffman, of Chicago, son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Hoffman of Akron, was given honorable mention in the Chicago Automatic Electric, Inc., magazine of the employees.  The story is given as follows:

          “On Jan. 19, 1916, Vance E. Hoffman came here from Akron, Ind. to enter the employ of the Automobile Electric Co., as a member of the assembly department.  He remained in this department until Sept. 8, 1917, when he entered the United States Army for service in the World War.

          “On March 10, 1919, he returned from the army and entered department 01, the telephone department.  In July 1919, he was transferred to department 19, assembling selectors and connectors and on Dec. 1 of the same year was transferred to department 38, buildings and equipment, where he remained until Oct. 18, 1920.  At this time Mr. Hoffman was transferred to department 85 where he acted as group supervisor until Nov. 22, 1920, when he entered the Patent department.  It seems that here Mr. Hoffman found his rightful place and continued to demonstrate his ability as a reliable and conscientious worker.  His duties in the Patent dpartment have included many difficult tasks, all of which have been cheerfully undertaken and ably concluded.

          “Mr. Hoffman resides in Edison Park, Ill., with his family, a wife and two children and there he may be found entertaining the kiddies or tinkering around the house, making something new or fixing something old.  Congratulations on 15 years of dependable service of a high degree.”    



Radio Announcer

The News-Sentinel, Mar. 20, 1931

          Frederick Ensign, of Boise, Ida., grandson of Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Plank of this city, is now radio announcer of the K.I.D.O. Station at Boise.  Ensign makes four daily talks over this station under the sponsorship of “The Statesman,” the leading newspaper of the far western city.  Young Ensign is well known to people of this community having spent several summers here with his relatives.



Millark Boy Broadcasts Over New York N.B.C. Station

The News-Sentinel, Mar. 21, 1931

          Phil Duey, nationally known radio star who was born and reared on a farm in the Millark neighborhood, 5 mils southeast of this city, gave the following interesting story of his rise to fame in a recent interview with an Indianapolis Star reporter.  The story which appeared in the Star follows:

                   (By Jean Davis Woodward)

                   (For Indianapolis Star)

          Indiana is well known as a contributor of top notchers in many professions and a Macy (Ind.) farm boy is one of the latest Hoosiers to reach fame.  Phil Duey, who four and a half years ago finished working his way thrugh Indiana university, has become one of the foremost radio artists.  At 29 his splendid barytone voice already is known to practically all the big commercially sponsored radio hours.

          Mr. Duey’s salary as an artist for the National Broadcasting Company, is said to excel that of any barytone in the country with the exception, only, of Lawrence Tibbett.  Duey, the only Indiana radio artist with “N.B.C.”, has sung over more sponsored programs than any barytone in the profession.

                             “Man About Town”      

          Phil is one of a trio officially known “on the inside” as the “Man About Town.” Its other members are Jack Parker and Frank Luther, who also does many of the “Hilly-Billy” songs.  Will Donaldson is the  arranger and accompaniest.  The trio formerly spent much time on vocal records for all the leading talking mahine companies.  At present they are at work as a trio, recording complete programs for the use of the small radio stations which are not on the big hookups.  This, incidentally, is a new development in radio.

          The radio singer, even the artist, has little to say about his programs.  Most of the big accounts have radio departments which arrange and supervise the programs.

          The opinions, as well as the voice, of this good looking, unassuming young man are worth hearing.

                   Sees Radio Biggest Thing

          “I can’t see anything any bigger than radio in the future,” he said in an interview, “and if one considers television as part of it the future possibilities of radio are limitless.  At present, there are from fifteen to twenty stations over the country broadcasting television programs every day.  Of course the complete effect of a perfected television is rather remote.  I do think that in the future, the program will change, because of television., to presentations on the order of musical comedies.”

          Radio is becoming the logical goal for beginning musicians because opportunities in other fields are disappearing bekfore the onslought of “canned” music, Mr. Duey said.  Along with other radio artists he is besieged with letters asking for advice on “breaking into” the profession, but a few being from aspirants in his home state.  Because of the many necessary qualifications for a successful radio artist, the advice given is similar to that given “hopefuls” for the movies or the stage: “Be prepared or stay out.”

          “I hate to give advice,” said Mr. Duey, “because individual circumstances and ability make the differential.  The profession is crowded and competition is keen.  But there is always room at the top for people with ability, a strong constitution and the will to work.  Talent and work will carry you a long way, but a good deal depends on the “breaks.” The advantage of a pleasing personality can not be minimized.  If television gains the place I think it will, personality will be an increasingly important factor.  Al Jolson and Chevalier, who violate all established rules of singing, are the outstanding examples of the power of personality in singing.”

          Radio unlike other professions, depends on versatility, not specialization.

          “Radio,” went on Mr Duey, “like the fabled man and boy with

the donkey, is trying to please everyone.  The successful radio artist is he who can satisfy all types. If you’re going to keep your job you must develop different styles of music.  On the same series of programs have had to run the whole gamut of singing, from operatic arias all the way to the hottest, ‘low-down’ stuff.

                             “How to “Break In”

          “If you can combine yourself in an ensemble whose members work you have a big advantage.  Radio officials, like everybody else, want to keep down costs and they will look more favorably on you if you can do both ensemble and solo work.

          “I can say only that if you want to get into radio work, take all the musical training you can, develop good health, hope that you have a pleasing personality, and then either make your own luck or wait for the “breaks.” New York, like the movie studios, is full of unsuccessful hangers-on, yet the radio studios are constantly seeking good material.”

          Phil Duey’s life history so completely follows the plan of the “hard working farm boy who made good in the big city,” that it is hard to avoid this stereotyped formula in writing about him.  He and the other ten children of Alfred and Mary Duey spent their childhood on a farm near Macy.  His father was a farmer by vocation and a musician by avocation.  Phil’s earliest memories are of being lifted up to the town bandstand by his sister when he was 4 years old to sing a little ditty on the program, directed by his father.  Mr. Duey, senior, played almost every instrument and used to go to neighborhood towns to teach the rudiments of music.  He also gave his now famous son his first musical instruction.  Phil also had a couple of years of piano lessons from a Macy teacher.

                             Earned His Way Through College

          Since he was the youngest of the eleven children there wasn’t much money left for education by the time Phil was growing up.  Indeed he has had to earn every penny of his way.  One summer he took a short course at Manchester College which permitted him to teach the seven grades in a “little red schoolhouse” similar to the one he, himself, had attended.  He walked eleven miles a day for this work through all kinds of regular Indiana weather.  Three years of this work made him financially able to enter Indiana university.

          His career there was noteworthy.  It wasn’t any easier to work one’s way through college ten years ago than it is now.

          “It was a tough job I assigned myself,”Duey remarked.  “I had

to budget my time so strictly that I could tell months in advance exactly what I should be doing at any given moment of the day or night.”

                             Sang at Methodist Church

          He worked in the university library forty-three hours a week, and on Sundays sang for the two services at the First Methodist Church at Bloomington.

          “I didn’t have as much time as I should have liked for outside activities,” reminisced Duey.  “The year I toured as soloist with the Indiana University Glee Club I had to drop a course, but I felt that the experience of appearing before audiences would make the sacrifice worthwhile.”

          Despite the many demands on his time, Duey was an outstanding man on the campus.  In his last year Mr. Duey was the only senior in the class to make both Phi Beta Kappa and the Acons.  Phi Beta Kappa is the highest undergraduate scholastic honor and the Acons is an honorary organization whose members are chosen by Dr. William Lowe Bryan, president.  Duey sang at convocations, was a member of the Jordan River revue, the glee club, was president of the Association of Unorganized and vice president of both the Booster’s Club and the Indiana Union.

                             Opportunity Comes

          Duey was awarded his bachelor of arts degree in 1924 and then worked two more years on his music degree.  He would have received this degree if he had not dropped a required course the year he toured with the glee club.

          Mr. Duey’s real opportunity came when he won the Juillard scholarship, premier fellowship in music for which all students hope, about 40 of which are awarded singers in a year.  He immediately came to New York to study in the Juillard school and just as quickly married his childhood neighbor, Catherine Srouf, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Scott Sroufe.  Mrs. Duey attended Indiana university for two years.

          In New York Duey was still having to earn his way for the scholarship, which provided no living expenses.  Instruction in one instrument, in theory, in languages and in voice was given him.

          Soon after his arrival in New York Duey obtained parts in Broadway musical shows.  He was in the cast of “Lady Do,” and when it closed he worked for a few months in the cast of “Good News.”

          As Mr. Duey says: “Musical comedy is a good stepping stone to radio but in itself is precarious work.  You never know whether the show will flop or be a success and just as likely as not you may find yourself without a job after weeks of rehearsal.”

          His first radio “break” came while he was in “Good News.” A barytone singing in a broadcasting quartet was suddenly stricken ill.  On the recommendation of a friend, Phil was given his place.  A prompt offer of permanent employment with the radio came along and Phil started on the work he had been doing since.  It has take just three years for his skyrocket rise to put him at the top after this chance beginning.

                                      Likes Golf and Swimming

          The Dueys now live in an English cottage at Bronxville, a suburb of New York.  Their boy Jimmy is two and one-half years old.  They have a baby daughter, Barbara Nell.

          Radio artists often have “night owl” hours by necessity of their occupations, so their hobbies are chosen accordingly.  Phil likes golf and swimming and with the coming of spring has planned to putter around in the garden of his new home.  He is gaining a reputation as a bibliophile and his collection of books is indeed interesting.

          Duey’s other brothers and sisters still live in Indiana with the exception of a married sister in Chicago.  Another sister, Mrs. E.E. Smith, 2740 Bellefontaine street, recently moved to Indianapolis from Cleveland.  The others still live on farms near Macy.  Several of the family sing or play musical instruments but Phil is the only one who has made music his profession.



Armour Ships Three Cars Of Chickens To England

The News-Sentinel, Mar. 26, 1931

          A shipment that has never before been duplicated in the Rochester plant of Armour & Company will be made here on Saturday when that concern will ship out three full car loads of frozen poultry which is being sent to Armour & Co. Lmtd., London, England.

          The three carloads will contain 65,000 pounds of frozen birds which will go in refrigerator cars to New York City over the Erie railroad, there be transferred to and packed in refrigerator cells aboard ship and ultimately be delivered in England.  The ship sails from New York on April 2.

          A Mr. Gordon from the Chicago office is now at the Rochester

plant placing wire straps on all the boxes which is required when shipment is made abroad.  This is the first time on the records of the company wherein they have made shipment from the Rochester plant direct to England.



828 Main Street

The News-Sentinel, Mar. 31, 1931

          Ferol Kerschner, of South Bend, has leased the room at 828 So. Main street, formerly occupied by the Marsh grocery and will open a new grocery store in the location.  Mr. Kerschner is an experienced grocery store operator and formerly lived in Denver.  For many years he was the traveling salesman in this territory for the Heilman Company’s products.



Closed Several Months - Is Reopened

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 3, 1931

          The Kewanna creamery which has been closed for several months, reopened Wednesday.  D.H. Hudkins will have charge of the office, Amos Hickle will be the butter maker, Claude Weller is in charge of the laboratory while the routes are being cared for by George Sturgeon, Otto Rouch, O.J. Stookey and Lee Beehler.



Partnership Dissolves

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 13, 1931

          Klein Brothers, which has operated for many years here as a partnership in the junk business was dissolved today at the request of the two brothers who own the organization.  They decided to separate and Ike Klein will own and operate the business in Rochester, continuing under the same policy as before while his brother will own their business in Kokomo.  Mr. Klein will continue the business in Rochester under his own name.



J.E. Beyer Named As Longworth Pallbearer

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 14, 1931

          In the list of pall bearers at Aiken, S.C., for Nicholas Longworth, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, who passed away at Aiken on Thursday last was J.E. Beyer, of Winona Lake, former resident of this city, who has been spending several winters at the South Carolina resort in the mountains.  The late Speaker Longworth, of Cincinnati, also owns a home at Aiken where he and Mr. Beyer became acquaintances.



Employs Clothing Salesman

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 14, 1931

          Dean Wyant, of Wabash has accepted a position with the A.B. Shore Clothing Co. of this city and has already taken up his duties as window trimmer and salesman.  Mr. Wyant comes highly recommended by the Jorden’s Men Shop, of Wabash, where he was employed for several years as window trimmer and floor salesman.



Sold by Abner Barrett

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 20, 1931

          Wellington Justus, of Toledo, O., and his son, Frank Justus, of Kokomo, have purchased the Arlington Barber Shop at 705 Main street of Abner Barrett.  The new owners are experienced barbers and are now placing the shop in condition to reopen it.  There has been a barber shop operated in the room at 705 Main street for over 30 years.



By E.A. Richardson of Evansville, Indiana Poet Laureate

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 21, 1931



                                      “OL’ LEITERS FORD,”


                                      I’d like to loaf an’ loiter

                                         Aroun’ ol’ Leiters Ford,

                                      An’ fish an’ hunt an’ tinker

                                         Enough to pay my board.

                                      I’d not want any bossin’

                                        To agervate my mind,

                                      Nor no one ‘roun’ a yellin’

                                         “You’re laggin’ back behind.”


                                      I’d like to take things easy

                                         An’ not get fussed or riled,

                                      An’ ease along unruffled,

                                         Be calm an’ reconciled.       

                                       No starchy, stylish clothin’

                                         To agitate or tire,

                                      No manners ‘cept some horse sense

                                         To suit my own desire.


                                      Now when it comes to ruthers,

                                         The first thing I would do

                                      Each spring, the banks I’d thaw out

                                         Along the Tippecanoe.

                                      That early fishin’ fever

                                         Would be the first to soothe.

                                       I’d tromp the banks so often

                                         I’d keep ‘em slick an’ smooth.


                                      I’d roam the hills an’ hollers,

                                         Or pile up in the shade,

                                      Or sashay through the kitchen

                                         An’ make a hungry raid.

                                      I’d get to bed as early

                                         As the chiclens allus do.

                                      Pervidin’ I was ready

                                         An’ tuk a notion to.


                                      On Sunday go to meetin’

                                         In case o’ feelin’ well,

                                      Or felt het up to venture

                                         An’ hear the preacher tell

                                      The good old bible story

                                         O’ that great miracle

                                      Where some one “loafs an’ fishes,”

                                         An’ rests himself a spell.


                                      I’d live a life of leiure

                                         In an ol’ fashioned way,

                                      An’ muse mysel’f by readin’

                                         An’ writin’ poetry.

                                      Ther’d be no room for scandal,

                                         No worl’y goods to board-

                                      That’s why I’d like to loiter

                                         Aroun’ ol’ Leiters Ford.



































































































































Purchase Chevrolet Agency At Akron

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 24, 1931

          Charles Kepler and Norman Stoner early this week purchased the Chevrolet agency and the garage which housed it at Akron from D.L. Alger, who operated the business for the past 18 months moving to Akron from Wabash.  The new owners have taken posession.  They are experienced automobile men.  Mr. Kepler has owned the Chevrolet agency in this city for a number of years.  Mr. Stoner for a number of years operated a hardware store and for some time has been interested    in a finance corporation in this city.  Mr. Stoner will have active charge of the Akron agency.  The new owners have retained the same personell as was employed by Mr. Alger.  Mr. & Mrs. Alger have not announced their plans for the future but plan to remain in Akron for a while at least and perhaps permanently.



Northern Indana Baseball League

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 28, 1931

          Clyde Enstminger, Harley Zolman, George “Buck” Ream and Bob Horn last night attended a meeting of owners, managers, umpires and scorekeepers of the recently organized Northern Indiana Baseball League which was held in the city hall at Plymouth.  Four representatives from each of the seven baseball clubs in the league were present at the meeting.  The cities in the league are Plymouth, Argos, Culver, Walkerton, Warsaw, Donaldson, Rochester.  At the meeting rules for umpiring and for the scoring of games was discussed.  The Rochester team will play its first game Sunday when they oppose the Culver nine at Culver.  The openng game will be on May 10.


SNOW IN 1874

Reported by J.D. Long

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 28, 1931

          J.D. Long, of the Tiosa community, reported to The News-Sentinel that 57 years ago today the ground was covered with four

inches of snow.



Valuation Decreased

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 28, 1931

          Valuation of the Winona Railroad Company which operates through the eastern part of Fulton county was decreased from $322,225 in 1930 to $265,701 in 1931 by the state board of tax commissioners yesterday.  The interurban line in addition to passing through Fulton County also passes through Miami, Elkhart and Kosciusko counties.



Retires From Chicago Tribune

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 28, 1931

          Thomas W. Chamberlain, well-known in Rochester where he had many relatives and friends recently ended 50 years service on the Chicago Trbune and the house organ “The Trib” published by that newspaper carried his picture on the cover page in a recent issue.  Another picture inside showed his son, Irving and his grandson Thomas. In an article about Mr. Chamberlain the magazine had the following to say:

          “We set the American revised edition of the New Testament by hand.  Not a chapter or a verse was omitted - and this was in addition to the regular edition.  That was one big night!”

          “Thomas W. Chamberlain, veteran Tribune compositor, recalls with relish this great Tribune scoop on May 21, 1881, six weeks after he had joined the Trbune composing room staff.  Throughout the 50 years he has spent in the composing room, this particular accomplishment stands out as a memorable event in his Tribune careet.  Even the memory of the night President Garfield was assassinated is overshadowed by it. - - - - -

          “Thomas Chamberlain is a native Hoosier.  He served his apprenticeship at typesetting in Dayton, Ohio, and came to Chicago in April, 1881, when he joined the Tribune staff.  Four years later he was one of the first Tribune compositors to change from the hand-set to the linoty;e method and was placed on one of the first 12 linoty;e machines installed by the Tribune.  Mr. Chamberlain has worked on the night shift almost entirely during his 50 Tribune years. - - - - -”




Barrett Building, 117 East 7th

The News-Sentinel, May  1, 1931

          A new paint and roofing store has been opened in the Barrett Building, 117 East 7th street, this city.  John Barrett, proprietor and manager of the new store, has had several years of experience in the paint and roofing business while he was manager of a local lumber and coial industry. - - - -



Ralph J. Ravencroft Inventor

The News-Sentinel, May  1, 1931

          A patent was received from the U.S. Patent Bureau, Washington, D.C., late yesterday, issued to Ralph J. Ravencroft, this city, covering exclusive rights for the manufacture of an auto road lighting device which is so designed to make night driving as safe as that of the day time. - - - -

          One beam of light is cast to the right side of the road and ahead of the car, while the other is carried in direct right angle with the line of travel at the left of the car. - - - -

          Ravencroft, who is a traveling salesman, plans to sell open royalty rights to all of the automobile manufacturers and it is believed the new device will soon become a standard equipmnt in every state in the union.



To Be Closed On May 8Th

The News-Sentinel, May 4, 1931

          Clark Condon, agent of the Nickle Plate railroad, this city, (has been notified that Tiosa railroad station will be closed). - - - -

          On and after May 8th all business originating in the Tiosa neighborhood will be conducted on a prepay basis at the railroad company’s Rochester station.  Passenger trains will stop on “flag”.- - -



Elected 12th time President Indiana Telephone Assn.

The News-Sentinel, May 12, 1931

          (Included at the banquet was) Dr. Thomas Watson, now 78 years old, who, with Alexander Graham Bell, built and patented the first telephone when they were scarcely more than 20 years old.



Reduced by Indiana

The News-Sentinel, May 12, 1931

          The valuation of the Chicago and Erie railroad in Indiana was reduced from $19,064,482 in 1930 to $17,785,572 in 1931 by the state tax board at Indianapolis. - - - - -



Publicised by Lowell Thomas

The News-Sentinel, May 12, 1931

          Lake Manitou received considerable publicity Monday night over the radio when Lowell Thomas in his Literary Digest 15 minute world news period described a fishng trip in which Clint Irvine, owner of a boat landing at the dam, played the principal role.  Once each week Thomas described a fishing experience and out of many which had been sent to him the past week selected the one about Clint Irvine.  The story was to the effect that while casting for bass at Lake Manitou at night Irvine’s hook, which was baited with a frog, landed on top of a large lily pad near Coney Island.  Irvine was surprisd when instead of the line being pulled it rose into the air and curled several times around his head and when he finally was able to reel it into the boat he found that a large hoot owl had grabbed the bait instead of a bass.  The story was sent to Thomas by William Wade, of Indianapolis, who is a friend of Mr. Irvine. - - - - Twelve Rochester people reported to the News-Sentinel they heard Thomas tell about the Irvine fishing trip.



Sold to E.C. Stanton

The News-Sentinel, May 16, 1931

          The general store at Athens which has been operated for many years by Mrs. Stella Eggleston was sold by her several days ago to E.C. Stanton of Roann, who has already taken possession.  Mr. Stanton is an experienced store operator.



Moves To Another City

The News-Sentinel, May 16, 1931

          Due to the fact that N. Simons of Chicago, owner of the apron factory at Kewanna, was unable to get the citizens of that city to buy the building for him in which the factory was located in the north part                                         (23)

of Kewanna, he decided to move the plant to another city which operation was completed during the present week.  Another reason assigned for the removal was the refusal of the Kewanna citizens to donate Simons $500 a year for three years.  At one time the apron factory gave employment to 30 women, but during the past two years has been closed a greater portion of the time so the loss of the factory will not be felt very much in Kewanna.



Extended to Cemetery

The News-Sentinel, May 16, 1931

          The Kewanna Odd Fellows lodge is extending the water mains from the east edge of Kewanna to the cemetery.  The Kewanna town board is furnishing the pipe and the lodge is bearing the expense of installation.  The mains are being placed so that the grass in the cemetery may be sprinkled during the summer months and thus kept green.



Named Indiana Adjutant General by Gov. Leslie

The News-Sentinel, May 16, 1931

          Indianapolis, May 16.- At the request of Govrnor Harry G. Leslie, Adjutant General Manford G. Henley resigned his office late yesterday.

          The governor immediately announced the appointment of Paul E. Tombaugh, Indianapolis attorney. - - - - The appointment will be effective Monday.

          The new Adjutant General is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and the Indiana University School of Law.  He was commissioned in 1928 as a Major of Infantry, divisional machine gun officer 38th division staff.

          Tombaugh graduated from Gilead high school, Miami county, in 1915, attended Manchester College for a time and then taught school.  He entered West Point by passing a competitive examination and was graduated in 1920.  In August, 1923, he resigned his army commission and entered law school at Bloomington, receiving his degree in 1928.







At Oscar Scott Farm

The News-Sentinel, May 19, 1931

          One hundred and eighty people from Rochester, North Judson, Mishawaka and the Tiosa community were present Tuesday afternoon at the barn raising on the farm of Trustee Oscar Scott, of Richland township.  After the raising the crowd was treated to 15 gallons of ice cream and 17 cakes.



Bought by Studebaker & Lear

The News-Sentinel, May 20, 1931

          C.M. Studebakr, of Rochester, and his brother-in-law, E.A. Lear, of Kokomo, have traded their farm four miles east of Fulton for the Broadway grocery and meat market at 1319-1321 South Michigan street in South Bend.  Mr. Studebaker has resigned his position at the Louderback garage and took possession of the South Bend store Wednesday.  The Studebaker family will continue to reside in Rochester for the prsent



S.A. Carvey, Leader

The News-Sentinel, May 21, 1931

          A band has been organized at Fulton with S.A. Carvey of Macy, as leader.  The first public appearance will be at the Decoration Day services at the Fulton cemetery on May 30th.  During the summer months the band will give free concrts each Tuesday night on the streets of Fulton.



Closed by owners, Mr. & Mrs. Friend

The News-Sentinel, May 22, 1931

          Mr. & Mrs. Samuel M. Friend who for the last five years have conducted a grocery store at Talma, have closed their business there, Mr. Friend having decided to retire for the present.  They have moved to Rochester to make their home where he will look after several pieces of property that he has acquired in the city.  Mr. Friend will dispose of the stock and fixtures of his store from his home here. 





Harry Garman, Leader

The News-Sentinel, May 22, 1931

          The band concerts for the summer season at Kewanna will start next Wednesday night.  Harry Garman is the leader of the Kewanna band.



Filling Station In Akron

The News-Sentinel, May 22, 1931

          H.L. Meredith and son, Kenneth, have taken possession of the White Star Oil Company station at Akron and will continue to operate the same.  The station has been leased for the past year by Frank Barnes.



Let Erection Contract

The News-Sentinel, May 22, 1931

          The contract for the erection of the new Methodist Church at Kewanna to replace the one which was destroyed last fall by fire was let by the oficial board of the church at their meetin early this week.  Russell Easterday of Culver was the successful bidder, (his bid being #12,100).



The Last Night Passenger Trains

The News-Sentinel, May 22, 1931

          Saturday, May 23, will mark the last day that day passenger trains will run through Fulton and Kewanna on the C. & O.. Railroad.  The night passenger trains will be operated over the railroad as usual.



Purchased by Jess Shelton

The News-Sentinel, May 25, 1931

          Through a business deal which was consumated Saturday, Jess Shelton now becomes the owner of the Main Barber Shop.  Shelton bought out his partner, Bruce Morrett’s interest, the latter will however continue to work in the shop.





Over 2,000 attend Sunday

The News-Sentinel, May 25, 1931

          A crowd estimated in excess of two thousand people attended the auto races which were held at the Lake Manitou track Sunday afternoon under the sponsorship of the Bricker Auto Racing Association of Fort Wayne. - - - -



First Of Summer Season

The News-Sentinel, May 29, 1931

          Next Wednesday evening, June 3, is the date for the first band concert of the summer season at Akron.  The concert held for years at Akron on Thursday night of each week has been changed to Wednesday nights this summer because of the custom now being followed in that city of stores and business houses remaining open but one night each week.



Moved From Rochester

The News-Sentinel, June 2, 1931

          The Chicago Garment Company whick has operated a factory in the old postoffice building on Main Street for the last three years was moved from the city on Monday afternoon.  It is understood that most of the machinery, consisting mainly of 20 power sewing mahines, was loaded on trucks and taken to LaPorte where the factory will now be located.

          Isadore Neiman, of Chicago, owner of the plant, could not be located today and no reason is known here for the sudden move.  Mrs. Ed Mohler, forelady, stated that beyond rumors of the moving no definite word had been given here by the management until the plnt was closed.  About 20 girls were employed in the factory and they were all relieved from further duty.

          Neiman owned plants at Argos, Milford, and Hartford City, and it is understood that he is moving them all and consolidating them in LaPorte.

          The Chicago Garment Company was guaranteed a bonus when it located here by the merchants of Rochester, the four payments being made one in the spring of each year and a contract signed at the time of the agreement called for the factory to remain in operation in the


city four years.  The four year period will not expire until February, 1931.  The contract which was signed originally with the old Chamber of Commerce is now held by the Rochester Kiwanis Club.



New Cooling And Ventilating System

The News-Sentinel, June 3, 1931

          Factory men from Chicago have just completed the installation of a new washed-air cooling and ventilating system at the Char-Bell theatre, this city.  With the new system every bit of air that goes out through the auditorium passes through sprays of ice-chilled, chemically treated, running water and is completely purified.  The temperature of the air can be controlld to any desired degree regardless of prevalent weather conditions outside of the building.



Purchased and moved By Arthur Freese

The News-Sentinel, June 4, 1931

          Another landmark of Rochester passed on its way today when old Advent Churh, kicated at the corner of Sixth and Fulton was moved away and the lot left vacant.  For the last few years the building has been the property of Oren Hendrickson and recently he sold it to Arthur Freese.  The latter is moving it to his lot on State Road 14 west of Rochester and will remodel it into a home it is understooed.  The building was being moved by Frank Shafer of Argos on Thursday.

          The Advent church at one time had a good size congregation here with their regular pastor but as time passed the membership dwindled and finally passed out altogether.  Later the church was rented to other denominations for serviccs but in the last two years it has been closed and was sold to Mr. Hendrickson.  The adventists always held church services on Saturday whih they observed as their Sabbath.

          The frame building was one of the early structures built in Rochester but it could not be learned today just when it was erected.



Fresh Water Taxis Are Now Featured At Lake

The News-Sentinel, June 4, 1931

          Two new high horse powered passenger boats have been added to the fleet of motor boars which ply the waters of Lake Manitou.  The                                         (28)

new boats, which are built of mahogany, are the property of Richard Edwards, owner of the Edico Inn, located on Long’s Point.  He has termed them fresh water taxis.  The new boats were manufactured by the Chris-Craft Company of Algonac, Mich., and have a seating capacity of five passengers each.  They are equipped with 45 horse power engines and are capable of maintaining a speed of 40 miles per hour.  The boats which have been government inspected are so built that they can not be overturned.  Stops are made at all boat landings at Lake Manitou.  The boats represent an investment of $3,200.



Charles Shewman sold interest to Chester Love

The News-Sentinel, June 5, 1931

          The hardware firm of Love & Shewman announced the first of the week that Charles Shewman had sold his interest to Chester Love, the deal to take effect July 1.  Mr. Shewman has been in partnership with Mr. Love for several years, having bought the interest of John Provines, a former partner.  The retiring partner has no definite plans as yet, but is conisidering moving with his family onto a farm near Akron.  Chester Love will operate the hardware under sole ownership.



Purchased by D.L. Alger

The News-Sentinel, June 5, 1931

          By a deal completed Wednesday evening, D.L. Alger, who recently withdrew from the Chevrolet agency in Akron purchased the H.M.C. Cafe on East Rochester street of Byron Spitler, who has operated the business several years.  Mr. & Mrs. Alger came here from Wabash a year ago and took charge of the Chevrolet agency, recently selling it to Kepler & Stoner. The Spitlers have no plans for the future.



Purchased by A.J. Cox

The News-Sentinel, June 5, 1931

          The ownership of the C.E. Roderick dairy business was transferred this week to AJ. Cox, of north of town.  Mr. Roderick had been purchasing milk of Mr. Cox and will ontinue to operate the milk route under the ownership of Mr. Cox, who is farming and does not have the time to devote to milk deliveries.




Opened by Judd Curtis

The News-Sentinel, June 5, 1931

          Judd Curtis has announced that he will open a new filling station on his land just west of Akron.  He will handle Mid-Continent Oil Company products.  A lunch room and a tourist camp will be operated in connection with the station.



Settled by C. & O. Railroad

The News-Sentinel, June 6 1931

          Peru, Ind. June 6.- What appeared to be a major crisis was settled peacefully today by officials of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad.

          City engineers in a survey found that the new $25,000 electric light plant had been erected on railroad property.

          The officials offered to rent the property to the city for $25 a year, saving the necessity of moving the new unit.



Cheap Fare

The News-Sentinel, June 12, 1931

          The Winona Interurban Company which passes through the eastern part of Fulton county has offered a unique passenger fare in an effort to attract more passenger business.  On each Sunday during the summer months the company will permit you to ride their cars to any point between Peru and Goshen and back home for a dollar.


BROWN, Col. Isaac Washington

Memorial Planned

The News-Sentinel, June 17, 1931

          All plans have now been completed for the dedication and unveiling of a memorial tablet honoring Isaac Washington Brown, known the country over as “The Bird & Bee Man.” The ceremony will take place next Sunday afternoon, June 21st at two o’clock central standard time, at the graveside in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery here at Rochester.

          The honor is being paid to a noted public benefactor seventeen years after he died, as he passed away on August 24, 1914 at his home on West Tenth Street.  The idea of a fitting monument to be placed over the heretofore unmarked grave originated in the mind of Henry


Pershing of South Bend, an old friend of the Colonel’s.  The Indiana Audubon Society was interested in the idea and that worthy organization began a movement under the leadership of Dr. Earl Brook, its president, that resulted in sufficient money being raised to purchase a beautiful bronze plaque which is pictured herewith.

          Rochester citizenship however, early expressed a desire to do its part and the Rochester Kiwanis Club agreed to secure and place a large natural Indiana boulder on which the plaque could be placed.  This monument is to adorn the grave of Col. Brown and will everlastingly give its message to the people that here lies the body of the man who “spread the gospel of bird protection.” The expense of securing and dressing the stone was paid for by the Colonel’s personal friend, of years, Henry A. Barnhart, while many donations were made locally to help in the work.

          The dedication ceremony on Sunday will be open to the public and all lovers of the outdoors, of the birds and bees and admirers of Col. Brown are invited to be present.  The Indiana Audubon Society with Dr. Earl Brooks as presiding officer will have charge of the program, while the committee in charge for the Rochester Kiwanis Club consists of Val Zimmerman, Daniel S. Perry and Robert Shafer.  The tablet will be unveiled by Mrs. Isaac W. Brown, the widow, while present will be one of the sons, Ray, Mrs. Ray Brown, and three children, Mrs. Ted Brown, of Indianapolis, Billie Brown and Van Brown.

          The program will be opened by music by the Leroy Shelton Post American Legion Band.  Rev. T.L. Stovall, pastor of the Methodist Church will deliver a prayer and then Henry A. Pershing will present the tablet in behalf of the Audubon Society.  Mrs. Brown will then unveil the tablet.  Henry A. Barnhart will deliver an address on the life and deeds of the late benefactor.  Music will follow and the program will close with the benediction by Rev. J.B. Gleason.



Opened By Albert Biddinger

The News-Sentinel, June 25, 1931

          Albert Biddinger, of Culver, has leased the room at 604 Main street, and has opened a barber shop in the same.  Mr. Biddinger is an experienced barber.  He has named his shop the “Golden Rule Barber Shop.” He is making a specialty of haircuts for 30 cents.  George Forsythe has been engaged as a tonsorial artist in the new shop.



White City Beach Is Being Made Larger

The News-Sentinel, July 1, 1931

          The pier at the White City bathing beach for the accommodation of passenger carrying boats has been moved 40 feet further south E.C. Mesle manager of the park stated this morning.  The moving of the pier increases the size of the bathing beach.  Many loads of sand were today placed on the new part of the beach.  A water wheel has also been added for the bathers’ enjoyment.  Over 800 persons were in the cooling waters of beach at White City Tuesday trying to get some relief from the oppressive heat of the past few days.



Minor Change in Local Telephone Co. Ownership

The News-Sentinel, July 7, 1931

          Negotiations were closed today whereby George W. Holman sold his stock holding interest in the Rochester Telephone Company to Roscoe D. Pontius who, thereby, becomes the second largest stockholder in the company.  The consideration of the sale was not given out and the transaction will make no change in the management of the company except that Mr. Pontius will become office manager in addition to his duties as secretary-treasurer.  Henry A. Barnhart will continue as the President and general manager, Tully Pontious, plant superintendent; Bell Bernetha chief operator, Mary Gould, cashier, and Marguerite Holmes, recording operator.

          Rosce Pontius has virtually grown up in the telephone business and knows all the ins and outs of the Rochester telephone system and business.  He is active in the public affairs of the community and assumes his new responsibilities with full realization of what they will

be.  Mr. Holman is arranging all his affairs with the view of retirement from active business responsibilities in several of which he has been a leader in Rochester for many years.



Cot Night at Marathon Wednesday, July 8th

The News-Sentinel, July 7, 1931

          A special feature which will no doubt arouse the curiosity of the public will be staged Wednesday night at the marathon dance which is now being held in the pavilion at the White City Amusement Part.  The feature is known as cot night.  The beds of the remaining marathon


contestants will be moved to the dance floor where spectators will be given an opportunity to watch the dancers during their rest periods.

          Both female and male trainers will show what attention is given to the dancers during the rest periods.  This attention includes medical examination and the care which is given to the marathoners’ feet.  The sleeping of the dancers is often interesting as some become”squirrely” and have to be aroused from their slumbers.  The awakening of a sleeping marathoner is often a hard and perilous undertaking for a trainer.

          Six couples remain in the marathon, three of the dancers, Fred Smith, Indianapolis, Miss Florence Ollis, Benton Harbor, Mich., and Miss Betty Malcomb, of Kokomo, withdrawing because the pace of the dance became too gruelling for them.  Miss Malomb was a solo dancer and remained in the contest for 300 hours after her partner withdrew.

          The marathon started at 10 p.m. on Memorial Day.  At 10 p.m., Tuesday the marathons will have danced six weeks and two days.



Gentry’s Dog & Pony Show to Return to Rochester

The News-Sentinel, July 7, 1931

          The above picture shows a man and a pony and each are a part of a famous company.  The man is H.B. Gentry, animal trainer and owner of the Gentry Brothers dog & pony show while the pony is one of those he has trained himself and which takes a leading part in his shows.  All of which leads up to the fact that ths pioneer trained animal act founded by H.B. Gentry in 1888 is coming back to Rochester next Sunday, July 12th, under the auspices of The American Legion.  Mr.

Gentry has returned with his famous show after 15 years of being absent.  The circus will be shown at the Baker Airport-field on East

Ninth street where a performance will be given at two o’clock and another at eight.

          The younger parents of today will remember the Gentry Brothers dog & pony shows.  Fifteen years ago their founder retired to regain health.  For that reason the children of today have heard of his shows only as bedtime stories. - - - - In keeping with conditions the shows return at pre-war time prices, children 25 cents and adults 35 cents.  This year the shows give no parade.  Traffic conditions led to this. - - - - -.





Promoter Purchasing Lake Manitou Speedway

The News-Sentinel, July 11, 1931

          Through a transaction made a few weeks ago The Manitou fair grounds is being purchased by Harry Bricker, race promoter for the purpose of giving the public high class auto racing events and other forms of amusement throughout the summer season.

          Mr. & Mrs. Brickle and son Harry, who assists his father in the management of the races and publicity work, are taking up their permanent residence in this city in order to supervise the continuous improvement work which is being made at the Manitou speedway.

          To numerous local business men Mr. Bricker has been well and favorably known for the past five years, he having had supervision of racing events at the local speedway for that period of time with the exception of two years when his services were centered almost exclusively in the management of races at Ft. Wayne through his long years of co-operating with the leading dirt track auto racers in the Mid-West states he has made a host of friends through his “square dealing” and as a result these star performers of the “roaring” track are always ready to turn out and give their best for Promoter Bricker.

          On next Sunday, July 19th, one of the largest field of auto racers ever to assemble on an Indiana track will be at the local speedway to risk llife and limb in furnishing a realistic background for Bricker’s slogan of :”speed, thrills and spills.” A list of these drivers will appear in an early issue of this newspaper.



New Funeral Home To Be Opened At Kewanna

The News-Sentinel, July 15, 1931

          Kewanna, Ind., July 15. -- Announcement is made of the Harrison funeral home here, which will take place Saturday, July 27.  Modern in every convenience necessary to the undertaking profession, including a chapel, slumber room, preparation room, guest bed room and show room, the home will be opened with a visitor’s day.

          Inspection of the mortuary may be made at any time, it is announced by the management.  Equipment is to include a Cadillac sedan ambulance equipped with a late model invalid bed and a limousine hearse.





Jack Stafford Purchases C.K. Plank Shoe Store

The News-Sentinel, July 16, 1931

          Through a business deal consumated today, Rochester loses it’s oldest merchant, Chas. K. Plank, who for 51 continuous years has been engaged in the shoe business here.  Mr. Plank today sold his store and good will to Jack Stafford, of this city and will be assuming control of the business Thursday morning.

          The new proprietor has been a resident of this city for the past number of years where he was employed as business manager of the Rochester branch of the Chicago Nipple Co.  Prior to his residency in this city, Stafford was engaged in business in Colorado.  The store will continue under the old established name of “The Hoosier Shoe Sore”. Herschel Berkheiser, an experienced shoe clerk who has been in the employ of the retiring shoe merchant for the past two years will be retained by the new owner.

          In an interview with Mr. Plank this morning he stated he entered the shoe retailing business in the spring of 1880, in a store room on the south side of the public square.  Within a short period he removed his stock of merchandise to the present location of the Hoosier shoe store, 808 Main street.  During the half century, plus of business activities in this city the retiring merchant has become one of the most familiarly and favorably known merchants and citizens of Fulton county and his host of friends and fellow merchants will sorely miss him in the city’s business activities.  Mr. Plank, who is retiring from the business field will continue his residency in this city and Lake Manitou where he has a summer cottage.

          With the veteran shoe man’s retirement, it is believed that Alex Ruh of the Ruh & Son drug store, now becomes Rochester’s pioneer merchant.



Pickle Station Opens

The News-Sentinel, July 20, 1931

          The Heinz Company pickle receiving station at Fulton was opened last Friday afternoon, with Willard Williams in charge.  Oscar Moneysmith was the first to deliver pickles at the station.  Mr. Moneysmith has 23 acres of pickles out this season.  The station will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday for the present.




Good Pickle Crop

The News-Sentinel, July 20, 1931

          Jesse Baldwin and Fred Good, farmers of this vicinity, were the first to deliver pickles to the local Budlong pickle plant for the 1931 pickling process.  The pickles this year are reported to be of exceptional high quality and a record breaking crop is anticipated.  The manager of the local plant, Frances Spohn, stated today that within the next few weeks thousands of dollars would be paid to farmers in this immediate community for their pickle crops.



New Store Manager

The News-Sentinel, July 20, 1931

          Aaron Snyder and family of Sparta, Wis., have taken up their permanent residency in this city, where Mr. Snyder has taken over the management of the Schultz Brothers Variety store, located on the (SW) corner of Main & 7th streets.  Arthur Johnson, former manager of the variety store being removed to Sparta, where he will assume control of the Schultz Bros. Store in that city.



Karn Hotel Purchased By Miss Etta Emmons

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 25, 1931

          Through a deal consumated late yesterday, Miss Etta Emmons, f this city, becomes the owner of the Karn Hotel and assumed active control of the business Tuesday morning.  Mr. & Mrs. Durza Jones,

who have owned the popular hstelry for the past seven years will depart for Bloomington, Ill., within the next few days, where they will make their home. - - - - -



Fish Hatchery Site Is Approved

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 27, 1931

          In final action preceding actual construction of Hatchery adjacent to Lake Maniitou - Acquariam to be built and beautiful park made out of City grounds - Will be mecca for thousands - All to be landscaped.

          (Lengthy articles following above)





Mr. Farmer (ad)

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 27, 1931

          Your opportunity is here - The Armour Cheese Factory opened Monday and is now ready to receive any amount of milk you may have to offer.

          Farmers living close in may deliver their milk to the plant or if you prefer we can arrange to have our truck stop for it.



Yeagley Store, Akron, Is Gutted By Flames

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 31, 1931

          The store operated at Akron by Mr. & Mrs. Kelsey Yeagley was damaged to the extent of $1,500 in a fire which ocurred at 11 o’clock Sunday night.  The origin of the fire which was discovered by Mr. & Mrs. Claude Foor of Athens is unknown.  No insurance was carried.

          The Yeagley store occupied two rooms and was housed in a two-story frame structure.  It is located just west of Hoover Hotel.  In one side of the store Mr. Yeagley operated a jewelry store and his wife an art shop while in the other room a stock consisting of hats and shoes was carried.  Several valuable looms belonging to Mrs. Yeagley were destroyed. - - - - - -

          The Yeagley building was condemed several years ago by the state fire marshall’s office but thru court action instituted by Yeagley the order has never been executed.

          Because the building has been condemed as a fire hazard Yeagley was unable to secure insurance on the structure or its contents.



Miami Produce Company Opens Branch In City

The News-Sentinel, Sept.. 2, 1931

          The Miami Produce Company which operates a large plant at Peru announced today that they had opened a branch in this city where they will receive poultry and eggs.  The branch has been opened in the Good building at 415 North Main Street.  The manager is N.O. Nelson who was the manager of the Miami Prouce Company branch here for several years.  No trucks will be operated from the local branch but farmers will be paid cash for all poultry and eggs which they bring to the address on Main Stree.




Sells Sandwich Shop

The News-Sentinel, Sept.. 3, 1931

          Emmons and Smith who several months ago opened a sandwich shop and confectionary stand on Main street, this ciy, sold their business and good-will to Ed and Roscoe Barnett, of this city.  Possession of the shop was given late Wednesday.  The new proprietors will continue to operate the business under the trade name of “Amos & Andy’s” cafe.



Drug Store Is Sold

The News-Sentinel, Sept.. 4, 1931

          Judge Robert Miller today ordered Fred Ruh, as receiver of the McPherson drug store at Kewanna to sell the same to Frank C. Cooper for $600 cash.  The receivership had been asked by the Keifer Stewart Drug Company of Indianapolis.  The court also ordered all creditors to file their claims with Receiver Ruh before Sept. 26.



White City Caliope Is Destroyed By Fire Sat.

The News-Sentinel, Sept.. 8, 1931

          The big truck bearing he musical caliope for the White City Amusement Park was completely destroyed Saturday when it caught fire and burned up.  Ernie Steel, an employee of White City, was driving the truck at the time but escaped injury by leaping from the vehicle when he discovered that flames sweeping toward the cab.  The

truck was the property of E.C. Mesle, owner of the amusement park at Lake Manitou.

          Steel was driving toward Rochester on State Road 25 and when in the vicinity of Talma noticed that there was some smoke about the car.  On looking towards the rear he saw a sheet of flame spring up.  As there was a three gallon gasoline tank right at his back, this being used for the engine that operates the caliope, he took no chances and jumped.  The unguided truck ran on into the ditch but stayed right side up.  In a moment the entire body and sign covered sides were in flames.  Only a tire and a few parts were salvaged from the wreck.






Opens New Poolroom

The News-Sentinel, Sept.. 12, 1931

          Whit Heminger, of Kewanna, who until a few months ago was associated with Charles Corsaut in the operation of a poolroom at Kewanna, has opened a poolroom at Monterey.



Maiben Laundry Opens Modern Branch Office

The News-Sentinel, Sept.. 15, 1931

          Rochester attains a new business agency which opens for public use Wednesday morning.  This concern is a branch office and collection room for the Maiben Laundry and Dry Cleaning establishment of Logansport.  This concern has been operating a daily service to local patrons for the past number of years and as their business has grown to such a tremendous volume it has become necessary to devote a full-time branch here.

          The branch office will be opened in the spacious room in the rear of the Hoosier Shoe store, located at 808 Main street.  - - - --



Telehone Co Puts Cables Underground

The News-Sentinel, Sept.. 17, 1931

          The Rochester Telephone Company announces today that It has just recently completed the taking over of 16 new subscribers to the system, all being farmers who live northeast and south of the city.

          The company has now finished the work of placing all the remaining overhead construction in the city under ground, employing a large number of men to do the work. - - - - - - - -



Armour Cheese Factory Will Increase Capacity

The News-Sentinel, Sept.. 15, 1931

          It was learned today that Armour & Co., have plans completed for the installation of a separate cheese making department in their plant here which will more than double their capacity now. - - - - The new cheese department will occupy the large poultry receiving room on the west side of the plant.  The room measures 65X45. - - - - The plant in operation now uses about 20,000 pounds of milk daily and it can be seen that when the new plant swings into action it is going to


mean much to the farmers in a permanent market for their whole milk.



Will be Abandoned, Membership Merged with Rochester

The News-Sentinel, Sept.. 15, 1931

          A most enjoyable event was held at the I.O.O.F. Hall, this city, Wednesday evening when a number of members from the Green Oak Lodge were present as guests of the local order.  The Green Oak Lodge will be abandoned in the near future and the membership will be merged with the local lodge.  The lodge was one of the oldest in the state. - - - -



Visits Relatives Here

The News-Sentinel, Sept.. 18, 1931

          Phillip Duey, noted baritone, who in the last two years has made an unusual successful reputation as a radio entertainer in New York City, accompanied by Mrs. Duey and children are visiting his parents, Mr. & Mrs. A.B. Duey of Millark.  Duey just recently was made a member of the “Revellers” famed qiartette and will be heard with them on the radio this fall and winter.  In addition to their radio grograms the quartette will make a tour of the country during the early winter.



Rittenhouse Mfg. Plant Merged With Ohio Firms

The News-Sentinel, Sept.. 18, 1931

          An anouncement was made public yesterday that the J.F. Rittenhouse Mrg. Co., of Akron, manufacturers of hardware specialties

had merged with two other companies and that the Akron plant would be enlarged and operate on a much larger scale.  The companies with which the Akron factory merged are the Cronk & Carrier Mfg. Co. of Canton, Ohio, and Montour Falls, N.Y., and the Keller Mfg. Co also of Canton.  The newly established firm will be known in the future as the C.K.R. Manufacturing Company.

          E.B. Branning, manager of the Akron plant has gone to Cleveland, Ohio where he will act as general manager of the C.K.R. Mrg. Co, which has established main offices in that city. - - - -





Teacher Resigns

The News-Sentinel, Oct.. 5, 1931

          Robert Royer, who has been the English instructor in the Akron high school for the past two years, early this week resigned his position to accept one as swimming instructor at Indiana university.



J.E. Beyer Tells About Winona’s Early History

The News-Sentinel, Oct.. 17, 1931

          J.E. Beyer, formrly of Rochester, gave an interesting talk before the Warsaw Kiwanis club at the weekly luncheon at the Hotel Hays recently.  He told of the early history of the firm of Beyer Brothers and of Winona Lake.  He said the Beyer Bros produce firm was organized in 1877.  He explained how the firm, deciding to utilize the ice cold spring water on the east side of Winona Lake, for preserving butter for future market, acquired the ground where now is Winona Lake in 1881.

          Three years later, he said, the Beyer Brothers established a summer resort there and made it a famous place for excursionists.  It was called Spring Fountain Park.  In 1890 the first chautauqua was presented.  This was two weeks in length.  In 1895 the ground was sold to the Presbyterian church for an Assembly and this marked the beginning of Winona Assembly.  He said Beyer Brothers never operated their reort on Sunday.



Dies From Accident Injuries

The News-Sentinel, Oct.. 21, 1931

          John Hill, aged 70, pioneer wagon-maker and blacksmith and


progressive citizen of Fulton County, died at 3 o’clock this morning from injuries - - - - The accident occurred at the corner of Main and Seventh streets as Mr. Hill was on his way to the Char-Bell theatre. - - -

[lengthy, informative and historically valuable obituary follows]



Columbia City People Purchase

The News-Sentinel, Nov.. 2, 1931

          The Foy’s Cafe, which has been owned and operated for the


past few years by Mr. & Mrs. Fred Shafer of this city, was sold today to Mr. & Mrs. M.E. Ennis, of Columbia City.  The new proprietors who have taken immediate possession have closed the restaurant for a few days in order to make some extensive improvements.

          Mr. & Mrs. Ennis are thorouhly experienced in the restaurant business, having operated the Central Cafe in Columbia City for the past number of years.  Mr. & Mrs. Shafer have not announced their plans for the future.



Is Opened On South Main

The News-Sentinel, Nov.. 4, 1931

          Rocheser has a new furniture and radio store already in operatin at 1611 South Main Street.  The new business, which is known as the M-Z Furniture Home, will be under the direct supervision of Emerson Zimmerman of this city. - - - - -



Completes Large Job.

The News-Sentinel, Nov.. 6, 1931

          A.L. Deniston of the Indiana Road Paving Co., of this city, returned from Rockville, Ind. Thursday, where his company, this week will complete it’s work on an 18-mile string of 20-foot pavemnt which extends partially through Parke and Putnam counties.  The new highway, which is a section of State Road No. 36, is also a part of the Federal Road Paving Project No. 237.

          Although the Indiana Road Paving Co., which is comprised of Messrs. Guy R. Barr and A.L. Deniston, has completed far longer strips of pavements in this and other mid-west states, during its several years of construction work, the Park-Putnam county road which passes through heavily wooded, hilly sections and numerous deep ditches, is considered the most intricate job, since the company’s existence.



Whitney K. Gast of Akron

The News-Sentinel, Nov.. 16, 1931

          Lafayette, Ind., Nov. 16. - Whitney K. Gast, of Akron, former county agricultural agent in Cass cunty, is the 1931 champion potato grower in Indiana, with a yield of 506.38 bushels per acre.- - - - .



championship several times in the past, was second this year with a



Macy Business Men Organize New Club

The News-Sentinel, Nov.. 17, 1931

          The business and professional men of Macy met Monday night and organized a men’s club to be held evry two weeks.  The name of the club has not been framed yet.  There were twenty men present and the dinner was served at the Skinner Hotel.  Those present were, Otto Cloud, Sam Musselman, C.M. Read, Ed Fenimore, E.P. White, Howard See, Darius Jenkins, Ollie Leonard, Shore Taylor, Orbie Bryant, Charles Frobish, H. I. Turner, Ed Sutton, Glen Powell, Dr. P.B. Carter, Russell Enyeart, Ronald Shaw, Hershel Love, John Bookwalter and Ross Sowers.



Case & Moyer Firm, Akron, Is Dissolved

The News-Sentinel, Nov.. 25, 1931

          The partnership firm of Case & Moyer, which has conducted a furniture and undertaking business at Akron for several years under that name, is being dissolved this week.  The partners were Ed Case, senior partner, who has been in the business for a number of years, and Charles Moyer, who came from Laketon several years ago, and went into partnership with Mr. Case.

          Mr. Moyer has announced that for the present he will conduct an undertaking establishment at his home here.  Mr. Case was not ready this morning to announce his plans, as the manner in which the firm will be dissolved has not yet been decided upon at press time.



Will Send Out Bills Monthly.

The News-Sentinel, Nov.. 25, 1931

          To Drop Old Method Of Sending Quarterly Statements.

Patrons Want Change.









New Firm Organized

The News-Sentinel, Dec.. 4, 1931

          Announcement was made at Akron yesterday that Ed Case and E.T. Baber have decided to enter the furniture business in that city.  The firm which will be known as Case & Baber will also engage in the undertaking business as both men are licensed embalmers.  Mr. Case for many years was engaged in the furniture and undertaking business at Akron with C.L. Moyer.  This firm was dissolved two weeks ago.



Is Sold To W.C. Graffe, Chicago

The News-Sentinel, Dec.. 17, 1931

          Announcement was made in this week’s issue of the Fulton Leader that the paper had been sold to W.C. Graffe, of Chicago, who has already taken possession.  He purchased the plant from Robert Rannells, who has been editor and owner for several years.  Previous to that the paper was the property of James H. Moore.

          Mr. Graffe has been in the newspaper business practically all his live, having been connected with newspapers in Chicago in various capacities.  He and his wife will move to Fulton some time soon and make their home there.

          The first issue of the paper under Mr. Graffe was this week and the weekly came out with new type and new style headlines.

          Mr. Rannells has been in the insurance business in addition to editing the Leader but has not stated his plans for the future.



Bryant & Tippy Open New Mid-Way Garage

The News-Sentinel, Dec.. 28, 1931

          A new garage will open in this city on next Wednesday morning in the building at the rear of the Black & Bailey hardware store.  The proprietors Bert Bryant and Raymond Tippy are thoroughly experienced mechanics, the former having been in charge of the repair department of the Louderback garage for a period of nine years, while Mr. Tippy has had years of experience in automobile repair work in this city.

          The new garage which will be known as the “Mid-Way” will be equipped with the most modern machinery and a complete assortment of parts and accessories for all makes of cars will be carried in stock.



Sam Arter Opens Shop

The News-Sentinel, Dec.. 28, 1931

          Sam Arter, of Rochester, ex-sheriff of Fulton County, has opened up the blacksmith shop in Fulton which has been closed for the past two weeks.



Werner Resigns - Calloway Appointed

The News-Sentinel, Jan.. 4, 1932

          John Werner, who has been the manager of the Farmer’s Co-operative Elevator for the past four years has resigned his posiion.  He has been succeeded by Howard M. Calloway.  Mr. Calloway assumed his position on January 1.



On Station WOWO, Fort Wayne

The News-Sentinel, Jan.. 5, 1932

          The Birdland Trio, well-known musical group from Newcastle township, will give a program on the radio Thursday afternoon at 12:15 o’clock from Station WOWO, Ft. Wayne.  The trio which is well known for its musical ability in this section of the state is composed of Delbert Hunter, L.G. Alber and Allene Emmons.



Shipping car load to N.Y. weekly

The News-Sentinel, Jan.. 5, 1932

          An egg shippers association was formed at a meeting which was held in the public library at Akron last night.  One hundred and twenty farmers and a number of Akron business men were present.  The  farmers were from Henry Township and from the vicinity of Denver and Laketon.  It is the purpose of the association to ship a car load of eggs to New York each week.  A freight rate of 55 cents per case has been obtained from the Erie railroad.  The first car load of eggs is to be shipped from Akron on Jan. 15.  The farmers from Denver and Laketon have agreed to ship their eggs with the Henry township farmers.






Sold to Shanks & Shreve

The News-Sentinel, Jan.. 5, 1932

          The Blue Bird Cafe in Plymouth has been purchased by Mrs. Roy Shanks, of Plymouth, a former resident of this city and Merle Shreve, of Plymouth.  The purchasers are both experienced restaurant people.  The name of the establishment has been changed to that of the “Grille,” The opening is scheduled for Wednesday.



Henry Fields, Director

The News-Sentinel, Jan.. 12, 1932

          Few persons throughout this community are aware of the fact that Fulton county is to have an inter-county band and that the newly formed musical organzation is already holding practices in this city.  The county band now comprised of 40 members is under the direction of Henry Fields of Akron.  Mr. Fields has had years of experience in this work and is regarded as one of the best band masters in this section of the state.

          This recntly formed organization will not interfere with any of the local bands throughout the county.  The purpose of forming the county musical organization was solely for the satisfaction and enjoymnt of its members and to create a renewed interest in band work among the younger people in this locality.  Concerts will be held from time to time throughout next summer in Akron, Fulton, Kewanna and Rochester.

          The personnel of the county band comprises musicians from all of the above named towns as well as severl from the rural district of the county.  The directors committee of the organization follows: Everett Strong of Akron, Elmer Evans of Kewanna, John Belcher of Fulton, and Roscoe Pontius, of this city, chairman.



Charles Yates Foreman

The News-Sentinel, Jan.. 12, 1932

          Charles Yates, of Disko, Erie section foreman, has a record of which he may be proud this year.  He held the record of having the second best maintained section between Marion, Ohio and Hammond.  He was given a check for $50 and in the last ten years has received $400 for excellent maintenance of his district.



Vocal Trombones

The News-Sentinel, Jan.. 12, 1932

          A story taken from the Cleveland Plain Dealer and sent in by Raymond D. Gohn, of Cleveland, gives the information that the trombone quartet used by the King’s Jesters over the radio produced by the vocal cords alone.  The Jesters with three Rochester boys have made quite a reputation for the musical imitations.  Francis Bastow, John Ravencroft and George Howard, of Rochester, and Ray McDermott compose the quartet.  The story said this information was given to settle all arguments about the trombone numbers the boys give quite often.



Friends of Mr. & Mrs. Busenburg

The News-Sentinel, Jan.. 13, 1932

          Forty-five friends of Mr. & Mrs. Bert Busenburg gathered at their home in Newcastle Township Wednesday and cut between 40 and 50 cords of wood.  The wives of the wood cutters served a community dinner at the noon hour.  Mr. Busenburg is blind and Mrs. Busenburg has been an nvalid since last summer.



History Reviewed By Interested Student

The News-Sentinel, Jan.. 16, 1932

          In 1891 a Mr. Mitchel from Texas came to Rochester and interested two Rochester citizens, Mr. Phillips and Mr. Grove, in under-truss cable bridges.  It was finally decided that a company headed by these three men should be organized.  From this start grew The Rochester Bridge Company, which has been Rochester’s leading institution for practically forty years.

          At first there was no factory building erected especially or used exclusively for the newly organized company.  However, the Ross Foundry and Machine Company which is still in existence, fabricated the various parts of iron bridges for it for approximately two years.

          Mr. Mitchell, the organizer of the company, disappeared in 1893, and Mr. Frank Hoffman of this city took his place.  In 1895 Mr. Hoffman and Mr. Robert Wallace purchased the interest of Mr. Phillips and Mr. Grove, and with a new man by the name of L.C. Curtis formed a corporation of the company, which had been a partnership


up to this time.  Robert Wallace was the president; Frank Huffman, the vice-president; and L.C. Curtis, the secretary-treasurer.  This corporation erected a new frame factory building just north of the present site of the Chicago Nipple Company factory.  This building was used by the Rochester Bridge Company until 1900.  During the occupancy of this building the business of the corporation was entirely the fabrication and erection of steel highway bridges.  Most of the bridges were erected in Kosciusko, Miami, Adams, Whitley, Starke, Marshall, Cass and Fulton counties.  The factory, which at that time employed about fifteen men, operated only during the summer months, because it was believed that bridge construction could not be carried on during the stormy weather of winter months.

          In 1897 L.C. Curtis severed his connections with the corporation, and two years later most of the stock of the above corporation was sold to five prominent Rochester business men: W.H. Deniston, Christopher Hoover, W.H. Bassett, Omar B. Smith, and Jerry Drudge.  It is understood, however, that Mr. Hoffman and Mr. Wallace retained their stock for a short time.  Under this new management, which was organized with W.H. Deniston as president, W.B. Bassett as vice-president, and Omar B. Smith as secretary-treasurer, the business of fabricating and erecting highway bridges was carried on quite successfully, and an enviable record was made in regard to paying dividends.  The company was so prosperous that at one time the Wabash Bridge Company of Wabash, Indiana, made Mr. Deniston an attractive offer of consolidatin, but because of a desire to see a successful industry in his home town, Rochester, he refused.

          In the year 1902 A.L. Deniston, son of W.H. Deniston, became a stockholder and an active assistant to his father in the business.  Soon after the entrance of his son into the affairs of the corporation W.H. Deniston retired from active work there, although he retained his stockholdings.  Mr. A.L. Deniston was secretary, general manager, and later president until the year 1923, when he too retired from an active part in the affairs of the corporation.  During the period from 1902 until 1923 A.L. Deniston built up the industry with excellent success.  Bridges were fabricated and sent to every state in the United States with the excption of the New England States and a few states along the Atlantic coast.

          During this period, selling agencies were established in Dallas, Texas, with M.S. Hane, Jr., as the head; in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, with Fred Brewer as the local representative; and in Cincinnati, Ohio in


1912, with T. Lyon as the representative.  Besides selling bridges through the above mentioned agents and directly to counties in the various states, The Rochester Bridge Company fabricated bridges for the Hennipin Bridge Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Austin Brothers Bridge Company of Atlanta, Georgia.  This company erected the Broadway bridge over the Wabash River in Peru, Indiana, and thus replaced the old bridge which had been washed out by the 1913 flood.  The present structure over the Tippecanoe River just north of town on State Road 31 was another Rochester contract.

          By 1909 the officers of the corporation decided that the business had grown to such proportions that a new plant would have to be constructed.  So A.L. Deniston with the aid of his father, W.H. Deniston, selected the site of the present company immediately northwest of the intersecton of the L.E. & W. and the Erie Railroads.

          From 1909 to 1915 the company entered a new field of operation, the fabrication and erection of structural steel for buildings.  At first the percentage of structural tonnage turned out was very small, but this percentage gradually grew until by 1915 and 1916 the percentges of the two products had nearly reversed; the structural tonnage amounted to about eighty-five percent of the entire output.  Some of the structures erected by this company were: three large school buildings for the Board of Educaton in Chicago, many factory buildings in the Chicago district, including the entire plant of the General American Tank Car Corporation, and buildings in almost every city in the Central States.  However the territory covered by the structural steel sales organization was not nearly so extensive as that covered by the bridge sales organization.

          By 1915 and 1916 such large orders for steel materials were coming into the United States from the European countries engaged in the World War that every steel fabrication shop east of the Mississippi River had all the business it could possibly handle.  This was brought about by the Eastern munition factories and ship-building companies, as well as allied industries, increasing their plant capacities.  At this time, or a little earlier, Mr. E.F. Hunter of Chicago became vice-president of the company, H.G. Miller of Rochester became treasurer, and Guy R. Barr became secretary.

          When the U.S. entered the World War in 1917, almost every factory manufacturing any products requiring metal was placed in a restricted class, and those factories turning out materials for the United States Govrnment were placed on priority lists and given priority


numbers.  Because of this local and domestic business ceased almost entirely, so the officers of the company decided that if they intended to continue their business, they would have to produce materials for the United States Government.  Through the efforts of Mr. Deniston and Mr. Hunter The Rochester Bridge Company was awarded the contract for fabricating certain parts of all ships built by the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation in Philadelphia in the Hag Island shipping yards.  Because of the large contract the original shop building was extended on the north and east sides.  During the period between 1917 and the close of the War the local corporation employed as many as two hundred men, all of whom were exempt from military service because they were working on governmant orders.

          At the close of the war business returned to its normal state and the products furnished were the same as before the war with an occasional diversified order, such as the exportation of some logging equipment to the island of Java.

          The company continued under the same management until 1923, at which time Mr. Deniston and Mr. Barr sold their interests in the company to Mr. Frank Bryant and Mr. H.G. Miller, who form part of the present management, which consists of Mr. Frank Bryant, president, H.G. Miller, treasurer, and Murray McCarty, secretary and general manager.

          The Rochester Bridge Company has no longer retained its outside selling agencies; some of them were discontinued even before the war.  The company has operated more or less successfully up to the present time, although just now because of the depression the number of employees has shrunk to fifteen or twenty.



Howard Thompson, Agent

The News-Sentinel, Jan.. 19, 1932

          Mr. & Mrs. Howard Thompson have recently moved to 719 Madison street this city where they will make their future home.  Mr. Thompson, who is a son of the late Ellsworth Thompson, is the Fuller Brush Co. representative for Fulton county.







Jesse Murden, President

The News-Sentinel, Jan.. 19, 1932

          Jesse Murden, of Peru, who is the owner of a summer home on the east side of Lake Manitou, was re-elected president of the Peru Grocery Company yesterday.



Purchased by Mr. & Mrs. Carl Bennett

The News-Sentinel, Jan.. 23, 1932

          Mr. & Mrs. Carl Bennett, of South Bend, have purchased the People’s Cafe, 707 Main street, this city.  Mr. Bennett, a chef from the Clarke cafe, South Bend, comes highly recommended as does his wife, who was an employee of the LaSalle Coffee Shop.



Building purchased

The News-Sentinel, Jan.. 29, 1932

          Robert Tomlinson has purchased the building in Kewanna where he has operated a garage for a number of years.  Tomlinson purchased the building of B.H. Kumler.



R.C. Johnson returns

The News-Sentinel, Feb.. 2, 1932

          The many Rochester friends of Mr. & Mrs. R.C. Johnson will be pleased to learn that they are returning to this city within the next day or so, from Wabash, Ind., to make their future home.  Three years ago the Johnsons moved to Wabash where Mr. Johnson opened and operated the Johnson Clothing Co. Store.

          The Wabash store which was owned jointly by Dysert, Pyle and Johnson, also owners of The Racket Clothing store of this city, will be closed and the stock added to that of the Rochester store.  Mr. Johnson will resume active duties at the Racket clothing store.  Mr. & Mrs. Johnson are taking up their residency in the Harvey Clary property on South Monroe Street.







Formed at Fulton

The News-Sentinel, Feb..2 , 1932

          A group of Fulton business men held a meeting in the directors room of the Fulton State Bank, Friday evening of last week, for the purpose of organizing a Commercial club.  Practically all of the leading citizens of the town were present and the following officials and committees were chosen to officiate throughout the ensuing year.

          President, Lowell Ewer; Vice President, Dick Cloud; Secretary, E.E. Leavell; Treasurer L.C. Thommen.

          Adv. Com. - Charles L. Patterson, W.C. Graffe, Hugh Campbell.

          The regular business meetings for the newly formed organization will be held on the first and third Friday evenings of each month.



Manager re-elected

The News-Sentinel, Feb..4 , 1932

          John Werner has been re-elected manager of the Farmers CoOperative Elevator which is located on East Seventh Street.  Mr. Werner was the manager of the elevator for four years.  He assumed his new position Tuesday morning.



Closes Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

The News-Sentinel, Feb..4 , 1932

          Owing to a continual decrease in postal business, the Department expects each office to make a corresponding decrease in expenditures.  In order to comply with this policy, the local office will close all windows at one o’clock Saturday afternoons, beginning February 6, 1932.



Vacancy Filled

The News-Sentinel, Feb..5 , 1932

          R.E. Nelson , busines man of Kewanna, has been named by the members of the town board to fill a vacancy on the board caused by the resignaton of Ralph W. McConnelkl.






Closing Out Sale Announced

The News-Sentinel, Feb..9 , 1932

          In today’s issue of the News-Sentinel one of Rochester pioneer business men, John D. Holman announces a closing-out sale.  The local mercant who is perhaps one of the best known in the city started in business 42 years ago in the Arlington block.

          For over a score of years he has operated a drygoods and shoe store in the block directly west of the courthouse square and it is at this location one of the greatest bargain-giving events in this history of local merchandising will be launched Thursday morning of this week.  Every article in the store has been priced for quick sale and it is Mr. Holman’s wish that he will be able to clean out his entire stock of dry goods and shoes within a week’s time.  The veteran merchant will after the end of this sale retire from active business.



Opening By Tombaughs

The News-Sentinel, Feb.. 12 , 1932

          Gerald and his brother Wayne Tombaugh of near Akron are preparing to open a restaurant at Denver.



Vacancy Filled

The News-Sentinel, Feb.. 12 , 1932

          David R. Hudkins was apponted last night by the members of the Kewanna town board to fill the position of town clerk-treasurer recently made vacant by the resignation oif Claude Weller.  Both men are republicans.  Mr. Hudkins is well qualified through training to fill the position to which he was appointed.



Gets Promotion

The News-Sentinel, Feb.. 13 , 1932

          Howard Thompson, of this city salesman for the Fuller Brush Co., has been promoted to the position of division sales manager of the northern Indiana counties and will soon return to South Bend to take up his new duties.  W.W. Stokes, of Akron, will have charge of the Fulton county work.




New Partnership Formed

The News-Sentinel, Feb.. 15 , 1932

          A partnership has been formed in the abstract office of P.J. Stingly.  Mr. Stingly, who has been associated in business here for a long period of years, has taken into the concern his son-in-law, Walter Mason.  Mrs. R.R Hendrikson, who has been employed by Mr. Stingly for the past 12 years, has not announced her plans for the future.



Opened Today

The News-Sentinel, Feb.. 15 , 1932

          According to word received today from Francis Spohn, manager of the local Budlong Pickle Company, this plant swung into operation this morning with about fifteen girls and men being placed on the payroll.  The force will be given steady work for several months on the sorting of brine pickles for the Chicago factory.

          According to Mr. Spohn the main factory at Chicago is being overflooded with brine pickles at this time and carloads of pickles are bing sent out to the company’s branch plants for sorting.



Sold To Harold Washington

The News-Sentinel, Feb.. 15 , 1932

          The bakery at Fulton has been sold by William Plummer, who has operated the establishment for the past few months to Harold Washington, of Ligonier, who is a son of Mr. & Mrs. George Washington of near Macy.  The purchaser is an experienced baker.  He not only purchased the bakery but also the ground on which it was erected.  The ground was owned by Jesse Routh, of Muncie.  Mr. Plummer will move to Ligonier where he has accepted a position in a bakery.



Sold By D.L. Alger

The News-Sentinel, Feb.. 19 , 1932

          Mrs. W.H. Mabie and son, Walter of this city, who have been associated with Mr. Mabie in the Mabie Cafe at the corner of Main and Sixth Streets in this city early this week purchased the Akron Cafe on East Rochester Street in Akron.  The Akron Cafe has been operated


for the past year by D.L. Alger.  The purchasers have taken possession.  They are experienced restaurant operators and have owmed cafes in Warsaw and Silver Lake before purchasing the cafe in this city.  Walter Mabie will be in charge of the cafe at Akron.  Mr. & Mrs. Alger have no plans at present.



By Jeff Gaumer

The News-Sentinel, Feb.. 19 , 1932

          Jeff Gaumer, who resides on a farm two miles northwest of this city on the Burton road, at 9:30 o’clock this morning shot and killed a fully grown timber wolf on the Stephen Pyle farm, a short distance west of the Gaumer farm.  Mr. Gaumer was one of six farmers who were hunting the wolf.  The others were Mike Eash, Floyd and Leonard Gaumer, sons of Jeff Gaumer, and William Foster and son George.

          The hunt was staged after Scott Savage, Miss Annabelle Viers, Miss Isabelle Rans and Miss Yetta Entsminger, teachers in the Burton school west of the city, saw the wolf this morning while on their way to the school house.  The wolf at one time was in a field on the Pyle farm which is tenanted by M.E. Berkheiser.

          The four teachers stopped at the Wlliam Foster farm and reported to Mr. Foster about having seen the wolf.  Mr. Foster then phoned his neighbors and the six men took to the field.  The farmers had about given up the chase when Mr. Gaumer happned to notice the wolf coming straight toward him from across a field.

          Mr. Gaumer shot at the wolf but the animal after being hit veered and ran into a clump of woods nearby.  Gaumer thought he had only injured the worlf.  The six hunters went into the woods and after a 30 minute search Floyd and Leonard came upon the wolf which had crawled under some underbrush to die.

          The hunters brought the wolf, which was a female and weighed 21 pounds, to this city.  They displayed the wolf in several local stores and then took it to the county auditor’s office where they claimed the $20 bounty which is paid for all wolves shot in Fulton county.  The men voted to split the bounty money equally between them.







Office To Be Moved

The News-Sentinel, Feb.. 22 , 1932

          Announcement was made today by Floyd Christman, local agent for the Railway Express Company, that starting on March 1 the office of the company which has been at 110 East Seventh street for a number of years, would be moved to the Chicago and Erie railroad company depot on North Pontiac street.  The express company for some time has been moving their offices from business rooms in various cities to depots.



Moving to 623-625 Main Street

The News-Sentinel, Feb.. 24 , 1932

          Geo. J. Miller & Sons today announced to the public that on and after March 1 they will occupy the garage building located at 623-625 Main street where they will carry a full line of farm machinery and parts.  This firm which located in the Brackett building at the (SE) corner of Main and 5th about two years ago, has enjoyed such an ever increasing patronage among the farmers of Fulton county that more space is now needed and the change of location was deemed necessary.

          Mr. Miller announced today that they will operate 24 hour daily service for gas and oils for the motoring public and will also have expert mechanic to render day or night service on all sorts of farm machinery and automobiles as well.  The task of moving the large stock of mahinery will begin tomorrw and will be completed some time next Monday, the proprietors stated.



Brubaker Buys Third Interest

The News-Sentinel, Feb.. 24 , 1932

          Claude Brubaker, who about two years ago sold his interest in the basement barber shop (below 714 Main St.) to follow the occupation of farming on his land north of this city, yesterday purchased a third interest in the basement barbershop which he formerly owned, and this morning was back on his old chair.

          The other two partners of the shop are A. Adams and Eddie Raymer.  Mr. Brubaker has turned his farming interests over to a tenant who will take up his residency on the farm on March 1.




To Open Soon

The News-Sentinel, Feb.. 29 , 1932

          Mrs. Ernest Lotsey, of this city, will within the next week or ten days open up a Carmelcrisp (popcorn) shop in the business building located at 604 Main street.

          Carmelcrisp is made of fluffy popcorn with rich syrup and the finest butter, said to produce a combination of goodness that is different from cracker-jack and other “sweets” of such nature.  The new confectionry which is produced under a patented process is expected to prove quite popular with kiddies and the grown-ups alike.



DeVerl Holloway Enters

The News-Sentinel, Feb.. 29 , 1932

          DeVerl Holloway, Rochester’ lone entrant this year in the Golden Gloves boxing tournament in Chicago left this morning for Kokomo where he will join other winners there and go to Chicago.  Holloway will box this evening.  He is in the 118 pound class.



Sugar Grove

The News-Sentinel, Mar.. 2 , 1932

          Forty-two neighbors and friends of Emery Smyth, who live in the Sugar Grove neighborhood eight miles southeast of this city, yesterday cut 35 cords of wood for use in the Smyth home.  The wood was cut in the Milo Bowen woods.  William Runkle, of Akron, furnished the buzz saw.  Mr. Smyth has been ill since Jan. 3 and unable to work.  Because of his illness his neighbors decided to assist him by cutting wood to be used in his home.



Paul J. DeVault, Editor

The News-Sentinel, Mar.. 3 , 1932

          Paul J. DeVault, son of Attorney E.B. DeVault, has been appointed by Paul V. McNutt, Dean of the Law School of Indiana University, at Bloomington, as Chairman of The Student Board of Editors of The Indiana Law Journal, the official publication of The Indiana State Bar Association.

          Paul entered Indiana University in the fall of 1925 and started


0in on a full six years law course.  He graduated at the end of the four year course in 1930, (having stayed out of school one year) receiving his A.B. Degree and graduating with High Distinction.  In addition to his scholastic duties he is employed at the University library, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Fraternity, a National Honorary Scholastic Fraternity,  The Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, and the Delta Chi, social Fraternity.  He will complete his full course in June of this year and is a candidate for the Degree of Bachelor of Laws.

          It will also be remembered that Paul was President of his class in Kewanna High School during his career there and was one of two to capture the scholarship of the County in 1925, when he graduated.



To Broadcast Tournament

The News-Sentinel, Mar.. 10 , 1932

          Fulton County basketball fans who will be unable to attend the Mishawaka Regional next Saturday will have an opportunity of hearing a play-by-play broadcast of the Rochester vx. Plymouth tilt which starts at 2:00 p.m., at the Char-Bell Theatre.  The Krieghbaum Bros. have secured the services of a capable announcer who will shoot this game over a special leased wire direct to the local theatre where the amplification of the telephone broadcast will be stepped-up by several loud speakers which have been installed throughout the theatre.

          In event the Zebras are successful in their afternoon fray another broadcast will be givn of their final game in the evening.



Roy Jones, Assistant Cashier

The News-Sentinel, Mar.. 11 , 1932

          Roy Jones, manager of the local state automobile license bureau branch on East Ninth Street, has been appointed an assistant cashier of the State Bank at Akron.  He assumed his new position last Monday.  He will continue to manage the license bureau in this city and will also retain his home in Rochester for the present.  Mr. Jones replaces F.M. Fultz in the bank.  Mr. Jones is a stockholder and director of the bank which prompted the change.  He was employed in the bank a number of years ago and as he is a former resident of Akron is well known there.  Mr. Fultz will enter the insurance business at Akron.





Opened by Fred Reese & Son

The News-Sentinel, Mar.. 11 , 1932

          A new feed store has been opened in the north end oif this city by Fred Reese and Son.  Mr. Reese was formerly employed by the Farmers Cooperative Elevator, this city, and has had considerable expeience in the feed business.  The new store is equipped to do all kinds of custom grinding and mixing of feeds.



Marking Field At Ice Houses

The News-Sentinel, Mar.. 12 , 1932

          Rochester may this year again have Lake Manitou ice for use this summer.  This morning employees of the Ball Ice Company were busy marking the field in front of the Ball ice houses at the south end of the lake.  Tests showed that the ice was between seven and eight inches thick.  The ice is of excellent quality and clear as a crystal.  The packing of ice will be started tomorrow.  The weather man however does not seem to favor Mr. Ball.  His prediction today is not quite so cold weather for Sunday.  Last winter Mr. Ball was unable to pack any ice because of the mild weather.



Albert Blakely, Owner

The News-Sentinel, Mar.. 12 , 1932

          A new wholesale paint and lacquer plant will soon be located on the Taylor Jefferies farm a mile and a half southeast of this city according to an anouncement made today by Albert Blakely, of Chicago.  Mr. Blakely, who is a son-in-law of the late Taylor Jefferies, has been associated in the paint and lacquer business in Chicago for the past 15 years and has decided to open up a plant of his own at the above named location.

          The Chicago man has an established clientele throughout northern Indiana and Illinois and it is his belief that a goodly number of his old patrons will support him in his new business venture.








Purchased by Mr. & Mrs. Gerst

The News-Sentinel, Mar.. 14 , 1932

          Mr. & Mrs.  Edward Gerst have sold their property at 1412 Main street to W.L. Clough, a retired Methodist minister of Plymouth. Possession will be given Tuesday.  Mr. & Mrs. Gerst will move to Fort Wayne to make their future home.



Membership Roll For 1932

The News-Sentinel, Mar.. 15 , 1932

          Brant McKee, Ellis McNabb, Fred Alexander, Geo. Riddle, Dean Nightlinger, Charles Myers.

          Harvey Waymire, Fred McClurg, Buel Geyer, Ora Shoemaker, Ernest Bryant, Ruth Wright.

          Geoi. Brower, H.L. Krieghbaum, Chas. Babcock, W.A. Barnard, Jack Wilson, Dee Biggs, Louis J. Clayton, Wm. H. Sowers, Wilhelm Miller.

          H.W. Markley, H.B. Holman, John Kline, A. Adams, Arch Grove, Oliver Grove, Hugh A. Barnhart, Ora Foster, Ross Emrick, Percy Smith, Lee Wile, Boyd Peterson.

          Ray T. Greer, Ray Shelton, Chas. Rees, Frank Swango, Clyde Wise, Floyd Christman, H.G. Miller, Gordon Graham, Clarence Hill, Jerome Shultz, Pat McMahan.

          Chas. C. Ford, Joseph Bartle, Maylord Ennis, Fred Campbell, Lloyd Robeson, Harold Weir, Ed Gilliland, Clarence Peterson, Fred Clayborn, Hubert Taylor.

          Jack Wright, Alvin Johnson, C.G. Stingley, Geo Sixby, Ebert Hall, Harvey Wheeler, Aubra Emmons, Ralph Shelton, Jake Miller, Fred Easterday, Don Crabbs.



Installs Soda Fountain

The News-Sentinel, Mar.. 17 , 1932

          A mew soda fountain has been installed in the Dovichi Confectionary Store.  The fountain, which is of the latest design, was built by the All White Knight Company of Chicago.






Organizes Chamber Of Commerce

The News-Sentinel, Mar.. 18 , 1932

          A Chamber of Commerce has been organizd at Kewanna by the business men of that city.  The first meeting was held last Monday night in the basement of the Kewanna library.  The next meeting will be held in the library basement on Tuesday evening, March 22.  One of the purposs of the organization is to try to get new industries to locate in Kewanna.  The following men were elected at the first meeting to serve as officers during the coming year: Peter J. Dwyer, president; W.H. Myers, vice-president; D.B. Hudkins, secretary; John Long, treasurer.



To Leave The “Big Ten”

The News-Sentinel, Mar.. 22 , 1932

          It was announced here today by officials of Rochester high school that within a few days Rochester will send in its resignatio from the North Central Conference, commonly known as “The Big Ten.” This announcement did not come as a surprise to the majority of basketball fans here as it was talked that such action might be taken aftr this season.

          It is the plans of the school officials to schedule games for future seasons with “natural” rivals of Rochester rather than go to far istant towns and bring them here at great expense.  Also since the Zebras hav not had teams in reent season of the class that they had in years gone by it is the intention of the scheduling oficials to arrange games here and abroad with teams o its own class so players will have an even chance to score victories and give the fans more closely played games.  Continual overwhelming dfeas by the leading “Big Ten” teams such a Muncie, Aderso, Newcastle, Technical, Frankfort and others has not led to any “building up” process with the local squads nor has it helped the school morale.  Finally bringing the far away teams has resulted in the smallest attendance on record during the past season and the cost has been more than the ahletic treasury can stand. - - - - -

          It is planned that beginning with the next season games will be scheduled with Plymouth, Peru, Warsaw, North Manchester, Logansport, Winamac, Culver and other neighboring schools. - - - -





Purchased by Maurice Fink

The News-Sentinel, Mar.. 23 , 1932

          George Hoffman, of Indianapolis, has sold his interest in the publication of the Lake Manitou Guide to Maurice Fink, also of Indianapolis, who will push the work rapidly incident to publishing the guide.



Fifteen Youths Accepted From Fulton County

The News-Sentinel, Mar.. 25 , 1932

          Fulton county now has fifteen youths accepted for the Citizens Military Training Camp this summer which is three over its quota of 12.. - - - -

          Those who have been accepted for the camp just recently are Weldon B. Carr, RR 2, Robert T. Rose, RR 3, Herman Copeland Jr., Robert Hartung, Charles E. Kochenderfer, Robert A. Osborne, Barney E. Quick, Myron C. Reed and William R. Zimmerman, of Rochester.  Those previously accepted were Ernest D. Bonine, Hiram Miller Jr., Francis Raymer, Leslie J. Ross, Donald L. Rouch and Robert B. Zimmrman, all of Rochester.

          The total number of applications reeived in Indiana to date is 1,567, while the quota is only 1,200, so it is evident that the camp will be more than filled this year.  The camp which is held under the auspices of the government at Ft. Benjamin Harrison gives the boys a months outing with all expenses paid.  Several of the above young men have attended previous sessions of the camp while for the others it will be their first experience there.



Goes To 50-hour Week

The News-Sentinel, Mar.. 25 , 1932

          Akron, Ind., March 25. - The Shank Foundries Inc. this week went to a 50-hour week schedule, with a fairly large force and with all indications of a still larger force and longer hours in the near future.  Beginning last Monday industry has been working ten hours a day for a five day week.

          Additional machinery of a speial type that was installed last week is now being used in manufacturing steel rods used in acetylene welding outfits, all of which output is consumed by a large concern


which purchases it of the local foundry.  About 50 per cent of the foundry’s output now consists of this specialty and later it is expected to turn further toward that line until 80 per cent of its production onsists of the specialty.



Names Frank Gould Dept. Advertising Mgr.

The News-Sentinel, Mar.. 25 , 1932

          Frank Gould, former editor of the Kewanna Herald, has been named the advertising manager of the Mishawaka department of the South Bend News-Times.



Wendell Tombaugh Ties For Third Place

The News-Sentinel, Mar.. 25 , 1932

          Wendell Tombaugh ‘32, tied for third place in the district oratorical contest sponsored by the State Bar Association at Winamac Thursday night.

          The six other contestants were girls from Rensselaer, Walton, Valparaiso, Knox, Lafayette and Delphi.  The speaker from Rensselaer, who won first honors will represent this district at the state contest next month.

          Each speaker first delivered a ten-minute prepared oration after which each talked four minutes extemporaneously on “Reasons for the Three Departments of Our Government.”

          Wendell is a student of Miss Dorothy Wilson of Logansport.



Elects Officers

The News-Sentinel, Mar.. 25 , 1932

          Mrs. Jesse Tombaugh, of Rochester, was elected president of the Fulton County Federation of Clubs at the closing session of the 14th annual convention held Thursday at the Methodist church in Akron. Other officers are Mrs. Lewis Felder, of Fulton, vice president, and Mrs. Lou Grove, of Rochester, secretary-treasurer.  The 1933 convention will be held in Fulton with the E.N.C. Club as hostess. - - -







Store & Postoffice Destroyed By Fire

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 1 , 1932

          One of the most destructive rural fires of the current year occurred at Bruce Lake Station shortly before 10 o’clock Thursday evening, where the general store, postoffice, auto service station and home, all combined in the two-story frame structure owned by Harrison Crabill, were completely destroyed.  Loss which was estimated close to $6,000, was only partialkly overed by insurance.- - -



Mrs. C.C. Overmyer To Continue Business

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 1 , 1932

          Announcement was made today by Mrs. C.C. Overmyer that she will continue in operation the poultry and egg business which her huband had conducted for many years at 427 N. Main street.  Mrs. Overmyer will serve as manager of the concern.



Michigan City & Indianapolis

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 2 , 1932

          Indianapolis, April 2 (U.P.) - Authority to abandon trains Number 23 and 24 operating between Michigan City and Indianapolis was granted the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company by Public Service Commission.

          Discontinuance may take place, the order said, when arrangements have been made with the United States Post Office department for the transportation of mails.  The railroad must give the patrons ten days notice before abandonment of the service. - - - - -



Purchased by S. Hilgemeir

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 4, 1932

          Through a deal consumated last week, Mrs. Maude Holden disposed of her three-and-a-quarter acre grove located a short distace south of the Fairview Hotel, on the southast shore of Lake Manitou, to S. Hilgemeir of Indianapolis.

          Mr. Hilgemeir who is head of a meat packing concern, has already started the foundation for a large summer home.- - - The site is one of the most desirable around the lake.



Harry Mastellar Appointed Supt.

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 4, 1932

          The Fulton county commissioners today appointed Harry Mastellar as county highway superintendent to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Ralph Lebo.  Mr. Masteller will assume his office on May 1.- -



Visit Culver Military Academy

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 5, 1932

          Thirteen members of the Rochester high school HI-Y club and Mr. Rankin, sponsor of the organization, attended a district older boys conference at the Culver Military Academy Sunday.  In the sessions of the conference interesting talks were given by B.A. Schnell of Indianapolis, Major Henderson of Culver and Joe Devendenam of Purdue University.

          The boys attended the Chapel service after which they witnessed the first parade of the year by the Cadets.  Dinner was served in the huge dining hall.  After dinner pictures of the group were taken and the afternoon service was held.  Afterwards many of the boys enjoyed a short swim in the Academy pool.

          Rochester had the largest delegation there.  Other clubs represented were Culver Military Academy, Culver high school, Logansport, Plymouth, Michigan City and Bremen to bring the total number of boys to about 65.

          Those who went from Rochester were Eldon Cessna, Lewis Cleland, Herman Coplen, Benny DuBois, Earl Osborn, Wendell Tombaugh, Richard Rogers, Roland Meiser, Bill Nicholson, Clayton Nicholson, George Haimbaugh, Lester Leman, Leslie Ross and Mr. Rankin.



Goes To Press

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 5, 1932

          The Lake Manitou Guide, which is being printed at The News-Sentinel office went to press today.  The work on the Guide was complted yesterday.  The Guide will be ready for distributio in week or ten days.




Sold to Bernstein & Sobol

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 6, 1932

          Stock, machinery and equipment of the Waring Glove Co. of Decatur was sold yesterday by L.C. Waring the owner of the company to J.C. Bernstein, Gary, and H.H. Sobol, Indianapolis.  Mr. Waring is the ownr of the glove factory on East Eighth Street in this city bearing his name.  No word has been received here as to whether the local glove factory was included in the transaction.  The new manufacturers have announced that they will continue to operate the plant in Decatur which gives employment to 75 people.  Mr. Waring established the plant in Decatur in 1903.  He will continue to live in that city.



Krieghbaum Bros. Erecting A Marquis

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 6, 1932

          The Krieghbaum Bros. are erecting a large marquee canopy to the entrance of the Char-Bell theatre, which when completed, will add greatly to the attractiveness of the theatre building.  The ceiling and border of the structure will be embellished with a myriad of miniature lights and the 28-foot span across the front will be decorated with panels of etched glass.



To Grade 10 Miles At Evansville

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 11, 1932

          Carvey, Tombaugh & Carvey, of Macy, Ind. have received a contract with the Louis Des Cognets Inc., of Louisville, Ky., for the grading of 10 miles of State Road 66 near Evansville.  They will remove 140,000 yds. of dirt.  The local firm is moving its mahinery and expects to begin work in a few days.



Have Successful Season

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 11, 1932

          Under the supervision of Professor Harold T. Ross, a graduate of Rochester High School, the DePauw University men’s debate team recently completed a very successful season by winning fourteen decision debates.  The team had a total of 22 debates.  Eight of these were critic judge debats and all were won.  Six were audience judged


debates and all of these were also won.  The other nine were non-decision debates. - - - - -

          During the past five years since Prof. Ross has been teaching at DePauw, his teams have participated in seventy-one decision debates and of that number have won sixty-three.  However, this was the first year that he has had an undefeated season.



Charlie Davis Band Booked For Season

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 12, 1932

          Charlie Davis and His Joy Gang, one of the most popular organizations that has ever furnished dance music at Lake Manitou, will return here next summer and be at Fairview Gardens for the season.- - - - -



Local Plant Not Leased

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 12, 1932

          L. C. Waring, of Decatur, has informed business men of this city that the local plant of the Waring Glove Co. was not included in a tansaction last week whereby Mr. Waring leased his plant at Decatur to Indianapolis and Gary men.  Mr. Waring stated that he tried to have these men lease the Rochester plant and operate it but they stated that they did not feel that they were in a position at present to do so.



Passenger Trains Removed

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 14, 1932

          On April 16th, history will again be in the making in the affairs in this community, for on that date, the two Nickle Plate R.R. Passenger trains Nos. 23 and 24, operating between Michigan City and Indianapolis will be relegated to the scrap heap.- - - - -

          When interviewed today Clark Condon, ticket agent, for the Nickle Plate, who has been with the road for the past 51 years, stated he had sold the grand total of $2.27 worth of passenger tickets up until noon today, for current April receipts.  Itemized accounting of the gross sales to date this month reads: one ticket to Macy, 33 cents, one ticket to Michigan City, $2.24.

          During period 1898-1906, monthly average during summers of $4,000 was shown.



Artist and Model

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 14, 1932

          Attention of friends and others of the Kewanna community has been centered recently on pictures of a beautiful girl from there who is pursuing an art career in Chicago.  This young lady is Miss Margaret McConnel, of Kewanna, a graduate of Kewanna high school.  She recently finished her art studies and is now in a studo doing sketches for several department stores in Chicago.  In addition she acts as a model in some of the stores and also poses for pictures for magazine advertisments.



Crabill To Rebuild Store

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 15, 1932

          Harrison Crabill has announced that he will rebuild his store at Bruce Lake Station, which burned recently.  Today a gang of workmen were busy cleaning up the lot and getting ready for the new building.



Many See Last Passenger Train

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 16, 1932

          A large delegation of Rochester business men assembled at the Nickle Plate railroad station this afternoon at 2 o’clock to see the last passenger train probably that will ever be operated over the road arrive and depart from this city. - - - - Passenger trains have been operated over the road since 1867.

          At Macy Joff Coffing was present to see the last passenger train leave that city.  He stated that he wanted to keep his record clear as he was present when the first passenger train over the Nickle Plate, then known under another name, arrived in that town and he wanted to see the last one operated.



Hoiliday Declared in 1867

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 18, 1932

          In 1867 the day was declared a holiday in Rochester. Practically every resident of the city and for miles around gathered at the depot. The engine was a woodburner and pulled three small coaches.



Seeking Loan From U.S.

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 21, 1932

          Washington, April 21 - The Winona railroad Co. today asked the interstate commrce commission to authorize a loan of $700,000 to it by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation.

          The loan would run three years and be used to buy $450,000 of its series A bonds; $9,500 to pay a note to the Indiana State Bank and Trust Co., Wabash, Ind; $26,256 to pay the Northern Indiana Public Service Company for electric power; $100,000 to pay the Midland United Company for money lent; $23,657 to pay various acounts; $6,000 to pay equipment trust obligations and $24,469 to pay promisory notes given the public service company of Indiana.



Going Out Of Business

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 22, 1932

          Vaughn Slifer who has operated a restaurant at Kewanna for a number of years announced early this morning that he would close his place of business Saturday.  He has secured a position as a clerk in the post office at Buffalo, Wyo.



To Write Script at Grand Rapids, Mich

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 22, 1932

          Mrs. Marguerite Miller, of this city, who just completed an engagement with a radio station at St. Petersburg, Florida, has gone to Grand Rapids, Michigan to write script for Heeley, “The Master Mind,” now on the air.  Mrs. Miller will be in Grand Rapids for eight weeks.



Branch Opened Here

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 23, 1932

          A branch plant of the Paris Dry Cleaners of Logansport has been opened in the rooms over the Arley Morris Grocery, 723-1/2 Main Street this city, with Miss Leona Cole, acting as manager. - - - -






Leased by Mr. & Mrs. Donald Kime

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 27, 1932

          Mr. & Mrs. Donald Kime have leased the Braman barbeque stand and filling station located at the Tippecanoe river bridge on Road 31, two miles north of this city.  Mr. & Mrs. Kime, who have leased the place for a year, have taken possession.



“Tom Brown Of Culver” Being Filmed

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 28, 1932

          Culver, Ind. April 27. - Colonel Robert Rossow, of the cavalry reserves, commandant of cadets of Culver Military Academy, is in Hollywood advising on details in Universal’s filming of “Tom Brown of Culver.” David Braden, formerly of Indianapolis, has also gone to Hollywood to advise on details of the play.

          The plot, written by E.A. Patterson and George Green and prepared for the screen by Green and Tom Buckingham, is the story of an orphan sent to the academy by friends of an American Legion post.  His Culver career will serve as a plot thread running through the story of the activities of the cadets.  Outdoor scenes were taken at Culver.



Becomes Sanders Restaurant

The News-Sentinel, Apr.. 29, 1932

          Mr. & Mrs. Vern Sanders have taken charge of the restaurant in Kewanna which was abandoned by Earl Slifer.  They have installed an electrically operated soda fountain.  They hope to open the cafe on May 2.



Wins First In State Meet

The News-Sentinel, May.. 2, 1932

          Rochester High School won first place in the advanced typing division in the state commercial contest held Saturday in Muncie.  For this honor the school will be awarded a beautiful placque.

          Members of the team placing first in advanced typing were: Misss Opal Mann, Helen Sheridan and Ruth Pletcher. Miss Opal Mann also placed second in the individual typing contest and Miss Helen Sheridan won third place. - - - -



American Speedway Attractions Leases

The News-Sentinel, May.. 6, 1932

          Through a business deal transacted Wednesday the Manitou Speedway racing track and grounds located on the Baker farm at the east edge of Rochester has been leased for the season by the American Speedway Attractions Corporation of South Bend. - - - - -



Anderson & Heminger Owners

The News-Sentinel, May.. 13, 1932

          Keith Anderson and Whit Heminger, both former residents of this city, are making preparations to open a store in Kewanna.  They expect to carry a line of men’s and women’s clothing, notions and millinry.



To Erect New Building

The News-Sentinel, May.. 13, 1932

          Akron, Ind., May 13. - According to present plans, a new building will be erected at the local branch of the C-K-R Company, formerly the Rittenhouse Mfg. Co., work to begin next week.

          The new structure will be of brick 36 feet wide and 100 feet long.  It is to be used primarily as a storage room, and many wooden handles will be stored there.  The building will be located to the east of the main building of the factory, and adjacent to the Erie railroad tracks.  This new addition to the factory here brings it to a size of no small proportion.  From the small building of years ago, the plant has grown extensively with addition to the main building, and erection of several other buildings.



James Godwin, Of Akron

The News-Sentinel, May.. 13, 1932

          James Godwin, son of Rev. and Mrs. L.R. Godwin, of Akron, is one of the members of the 1932 gaduating class of the U.S. Military Aademy at West Point, N.Y.  Rev. and Mrs. Godwin plan to attend the graduation exerciss which will be in June.  Rev. Godwin for several years was the pastor of the Methodist church at Akron.




To Be Moved

The News-Sentinel, May.. 20, 1932

          The postal department has decided to change the location of the postoffice in Akron from the State Bank building to that of the S.N. Shessler room on North Mishawaka Street.  The change will be made as soon as the fixtures are installed in the Shessler room.  According to government regulations the owner of a building used for a postoffice must furnish the fixtures.



New Business Opened

The News-Sentinel, May.. 20, 1932

          Announcement was made today of the opening of the Carlton Coal Co., a new business concern located on East Ninth Street at the Nickle Plate Railway.  Francis Carlton is the owner of the coal company and has been busy for some time getting ready to begin operations.

          The company will sell coal, coke and wood and is already doing business.  The office building and scales are located just east of the railroad tracks near the water tank.  The coal bins, eight in number, are on the west side of the tracks.  They are constructed of concrete and wood and each bin has a full carload capacity.  All new and modern equipment has been installed for the handling of the coal including an automatic conveyor, a motor truck, etc.

          Friendy Swartz, well known in the city due to his years of experience in the coal business, has contracted to do all of the delivering and will look after the coal yards.



Changes From Private Ownership

The News-Sentinel, May.. 24, 1932

          Trustees of the Culver Military Academy will meet in convocation, June 7 for the formal signing of a covenant transferring Culver Military Academy from the private ownership of the Culver family to a trust foundation in perpetuity.

          The event will be marked by the unveiling of a tablet on Founders Rock to Henry Harrison Culver, founder of the Academy.





Opened by Alvin Goss

The News-Sentinel, May.. 25, 1932

          Alvin Goss, of Mishawaka, opened a general store in the building in Delong recently vacated by A.D. Toner.



Herman Daake Elected President

The News-Sentinel, May.. 26, 1932

          Huntington, Ind. May 26. - Herman A. Daake was elected president oif the Erie Veterans association at a meeting held last night at the Erie Railroad offices.  Mr. Daake succeeds Clarence Ott, who has headed the association for the past year. - - - -



Formed Again

The News-Sentinel, May.. 27, 1932

          Sometime ago a few of the former members of the old Citizens Band, decided to get together and have a few rehearsals for their own pleasure and amusement, and through the courtesy of the I.O.O.F. Lodge a room was provided for them.  Gradually their numbers grew and finally yielding to their love for music, they dedided to organize and launch themselves again before the public as the Citizens Band, with a membership of seventeen with Vivian Essic as director, A.L. Braman, President and Manager, C.A Kilmer, Secretary-Treasurer.  The boys will make their first public appearance next Monday afternoon at one o’clock in front of the I.O.O.F. Hall, where they will give a half hour concert, then head the procession to the I.O.O.F. Cemetery for memorial services.



Open For The Summer Season

The News-Sentinel, May.. 27, 1932

          The Talbert Hotel on the north shore of Lake Manitou, two miles east of this city on Road 14 operated by Mr. & Mrs. Charles Talbert now is open for the season.  The formal opening was held last Sunday at which time over a hundred fish and chicken dinners were served. - - - -Each room in the hotel has hot and cold running water and some rooms have baths in connection. - - - - -




Ayrton Howard, Director

The News-Sentinel, May.. 27, 1932

          Twenty-one members of the American Legion Band, under the direction of Ayrton Howard, will go to Indianapolis Monday to play at the automobile races.  The local band will also participate in the big parade which will precede the race.  Fifteen hundred band men will march in the parade.



Moved To Palace Garage

The News-Sentinel, May.. 27, 1932

          The Chevrolet Auto Sales Co. In Akron, operated by Kepler and Stoner was moved this week from the East End Garage to the Palace Garage.  An attractive sales room has been arranged by Kepler & Stoner.



Moving to Mount Pleasant, Mich.

The News-Sentinel, May.. 28, 1932

          Bright Kumler, who has been engaged in the furniture and undertaking business at Kewanna for a number of years has announcd that he will close his place of business in Kewanna and open a similar establishment at Mount Pleasant, Mich.  Mr. Kumler at the present time is conducting a private sale at his furniture store.



Clyde Lyle New Coach

The News-Sentinel, May.. 31, 1932

          Official announcement was made here today by the Rochester School Board, that Clyde Lyle of Indianapolis, Indiana had been employed as coach of the basketball squad for next season and physical director of the public schools.  Lyle will succeed Keith Stroup who has been coach for the past three years.- - - -




The News-Sentinel, June 1, 1932

          Leslie E. Wolf, merchant and postmaster of Delong has finished the remodeling of his store, and has added a filling station.



Rochester Station To Operate This Summer

The News-Sentinel, June 2, 1932

          Francis Spohn, local manager of the Budlong Pickle Co., of Chicago which operates a station in the northwest part of the city along the Erie Railroad tracks, today announced that he had received word from the officials of the company stating that the plant here would be operating this summer. - - - - Two hundred acres of pickles will be cared for here this year.

          The Budlong Company gives employment to 10 people during the summer and 20 in the winter and durng the picking season many more people are given work.  Twelve women who are employed in the packing department who were layed off a month ago will return to work next Monday.



Being Razed

The News-Sentinel, June 2, 1932

          Culver, Ind., June 2. - A new gasoline service station is to replace one of the oldest business houses in Culver.  Razing of the Saine store on the corner of Main Sreet opposite the State Exchange Bank began this week, and work is to begin immediatly on the station.  It is expected to be completed by the middle of July.  The land is owned by Harvey G. Shafer who has leased it for a long term to the Linco Co.

          It is understood that Howard Mikesell, who has had charge of the Standard Ol Service Station, will take charge of the new station..



Opening by J.T. Burns

The News-Sentinel, June 9, 1932

          A new and strictly modern meat and grocery market will open for business in this city, at 816 Main street next Saturday morning.  The new store which will be known as the Quality Market, is owned by J.T. Burns, a former resident of this city.

          About 15 years ago, Mr. Burns operated a meat market in the 500 block North Main Street.  For the past number of years he has been engaged in the meat and grocery businss in Indianapolis.  The new merchant was born in Kewanna where he first started in the meat and grocery business and has a wide acquaintance of friends in the western part of this county.



Newspaper Began Thursday

The News-Sentinel, June 10, 1932

          A new newspaper blossomed forth in Fulton on last Thursday under an old name.  It is “The Fulton Leader” and the first issue was an eight page, six column sheet, well filled with news and advertising.  This new paper has no connection with previous Fulton Leaders, it is understood, it simply having taken the old name over.

          The editor of the paper is Everett Koontz and the associate editor is Thelma Koonts.  Both of these young folks come from Logansport where they have had newspaper experience.

          The Leader plant is located in the hotel building in Fulton and is well equipped to get out a paper and also do job printing.  No political allegiance was expressed by the Leader in its first issue

          Fulton and community had been without the services of a local newspaper since February 9th, on which date the printing establishment was ruined by a fire whih destroyed three or four other business buildings.



N.Y. Orchestra Booked All Summer

The News-Sentinel, June 10, 1932

          Another Lake Manitou popular hotel and dance pavilion, The Colonial Hotel and Terrace Gardens, will hold its formal opening of the ‘32 season on Saturday evening of this week, according to a statement made today by proprietor A.C. Bradley.

          The resort owner also announced that he had secured the’Bob’ Souers Columbia network Broadcasting orchestra, of New York City to play nightly engagements at this spacious pavilion throughout the entire summer season, starting Monday evening, June 13th.- - - -

          “Bob” Souers, son of Mr. & Mrs. Marion Souers, of New York, is well known in this vicinity, as he has spent his vacations in Rochester and Lake Manitou with his parents, for the past number of years.- - - -



I. Duffey & Son Co., operators

The News-Sentinel, June 11, 1932

          I. Duffey & Son Co., live stock dealers of Lagro will in the near future begin the purchase and shipment of all kinds of live stock at the Chicago & Erie railroad stock yards located in the northwestern part of                                         (76)

the city.  The stock yards have been reconstructed according to plans of Mr. Duffey.  The pens have been covered and water has been provided to care for hogs in hot weather.  A scale house and an office will be in operation at the yards with an attendant in charge.  Shipments will be made from here to all of the large eastern markets includng New York, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Detroit and Cleveland.  Duffey and sons have leased stock yards at Rensselaer, Logansport,, Lagro and other points.



East Chicago Scouts Buy Gilchrist Farm

The News-Sentinel, June 13, 1932

          A deal was completed late Saturday whereby the Boy Scout councils of East Chicago became the owners of the Thomas Gilchrist farm located seven miles northwest of this city along the Tippecanoe River.  The farm will be used as a permanent camp site by the East Chicago boy scouts.  A number of the scouts are already at the farm.

          The farm was sold by the heirs of Thomas Gilchrist through William Gilchrist, a son who is the administrator of his father’s estate, for $3,000.  The transaction was approved by Judge Robert Miller in the Fulton circuit court.

          The Gilchist farm will make an admirable camp site.  It is one of the beauty spots along the river.  It has a high bank at this point which will make it an ideal spot for the building of a camp.  Cool springs furnish an adequate water supply.  The woods, all of which is virgin timber, can be used for scouting activities.

          At the present time there are 75 Boy Scouts in camp at the Gilchrist farm.  It is planned to have as high as 300 scouts at a time at the camp during the summer months.  Cabins will be built as well as a number of permanent buildings.

          The Boy Scout councils of East Chicago were able to purchase the Gilchrist farm through money which was left to the Boy Scouts by the late William Wright, a resident of East Chicago, who was interested in Boy Scout activities.

          Mr. Wright died last winter and when his will was opened it was found that he had left a large sum of money to be used for Boy Scout

work.  The trustees of the fund, William Murray, Dickey L. Mitchell

and Mrs. Fortunetta Lees and residents of East Chicago arranged for the purchase of the Gilchrist farm and delivered the check for the same to the Gilchrist heirs.



Land Finally Purchased

The News-Sentinel, June 14, 1932

          After months and months of preliminary work, dickering, surveys and other routine matters the final chapter in the purchase by U.S. Government of the Lake Manitou Federal Fish Hatchery site, was completed Monday evening by George Rulison, 1st Ass’t U.S. District Attorney, of South Bend, when the last of the property owners were given checks drawn on the U.S. Treasury in payment for their real estate.- - - - -

          Those receiving checks in final and absolute payment for their hatchery site property were John Hendricks, Albert McKee, Schuyler Braman, Daniel Keim, Tim Baker, Mrs. Martha Louderback, Nannie Greer and Albert Braman.  The total amount paid to these property holders was stated to aggregate close to $10,500.  A nine acre strip of ground which was formerly used as a park was donated to the Government for embodiment in the hatchery site by the City of Rochester..- - - -



Sold by Garland Kline

The News-Sentinel, June 16, 1932

          The Akron News, a weekly newspaper and job plant at Akron, has been sold by its owner, Garland Kline, to Claude Billings a young man of Elgin, Ill.  The sale was made Wednesday evening and comes as a surprise generally as it was sudden and unexpected.  The new owner took possession of the plant at once.

          Mr. Billings comes to Akron with newspaper experience, having been connected with the editorial staff of Elgin newspapers, writing school news.  He has been a teacher in the schools at Elgin but is well acquainted with Fulton county, having been athletic coach in Kewanna high school about six years ago.  Mr. Billings is married and he and Mrs. Billings will make their home in Akron within a short time.

          Garland Kline has been owner and publisher of the Akron News for a number of years, having purchased the plant from Dewitt Hosman.  He has not announced what he intends to do in the future.







Will Open by Mrs. Otis Hagan

The News-Sentinel, June 16, 1932

          Mrs. Otis Hagan announced today that she will open a new sandwich shop Saturday in the room at 606 Main Street.  The new establishment which has been named the Florentine Sandwich Shop will serve not only sandwiches but short orders, pies and soft drinks.  The room has been attractively arranged.  Both counter and table service will be given.



Purchased by Charles Spohn

The News-Sentinel, June 18, 1932

          The Hayes Cafe at 513 Main Street was sold today by W.M. Hayes to Charles Spohn.  The purchaser has taken possession.  Hayes has no immediate plans for the future.



Moves to 508 Main Street

The News-Sentinel, June 21, 1932

          Ellis Reed has leased the room at 508 Main Street and as soon as alterations are made will move his second hand furniture store from its present location at 500 Main street into the room he has just rented.



Leased To Mrs. Leo Felty

The News-Sentinel, June 23, 1932

          Mrs. Leo Felty has leased the Erie Hotel on North Pontiac Street.  She is having both the exterior and interior of the hotel redecorated.  The bedrooms are being refurnished.



Started by Clyde Priest

The News-Sentinel, June 23, 1932

          Clyde Priest has started a truck around the lake to retail fruits, vegetables, groceries, soft drinks, candy and ice cream to cottagers.







Owner’s Son Becomes Partner

The News-Sentinel, June 23, 1932

          Announcement was made at Akron yesterday by Albert Scott, owner of the Scott Drug Store, that he had takn his son, Richard Scott, into the firm as a member.  The young man has just graduated froim the Indianapolis School of Pharmacy.



Thrown Into Receivership

The News-Sentinel, June 29, 1932

          The Winona Railroad company, operating a passenger and freight line between Goshen and Peru, through the eastern part of Fulton County, and with general headquarters in Warsaw, was today thrown into a receivership on petition of the Warsaw Investment company.

          Theodore C. Frazer, Warsaw, was appointed receiver and furnished a bond in the sum of $10,000.

          In its petition the investment company alleges that the railroad company is indebted to it in the sum of $695.75 for premiums on insurance.

          A statement relative to the reeivership was issued from the general office of the company as follows:

          “There will be no change whatsoever in the operation of the property as it is known at this time.  It will be operated by Theadore C Frazer as receiver with the present personnel in charge.  However, later it may be necessary to make some changes which might affect the present employees.

          “There will be no change as far as shipping facilities are concerned, and no change in passenger service is contemplated at this time.  This is a friendly receivership brought by the Warsaw Investment company and the accounts of the Winona Railroad company are in good shape.

          “There are no bonds in the hands of the public, as all are in the hands of the officials of the company.  We have no bank loans against the company, and there are very few creditors and accounts outstanding.

          “Within the last six years the Winona Railroad company has shown a gain of 50 per cent in earnngs in connection with the steam line railroads, but in the same period it has shown a loss in revenue of


90 per cent in connection with other electric railroads due to truck competition.,

          “Tonnage handled in connection with electric railroads moves within a radius of 150 miles or within the territory governed by local truck operations, thus accounting for the loss in connection with other electric railways.”

          The cost of the Winona railroad when constructed was $300,000.000.  The end from Warsaw north was built in 1904 and the line south of Warsaw was constructed in 1906.



Balcony Nearing Completion

The News-Sentinel, June 30, 1932

          A large fabricated steel trussed balcony dance floor is being constructed at the western edge of the Colonial Terrace Gardens for use as an auxiliary floor when the main pavilion floor becomes congested.

          The addition will be ready for use this evening and on Friday evening when the Wayne King Band of Chicago makes it’s appearance at this resort, every foot of available floor space is expected to be utilized by the dancers.



Skipped For This Year

The News-Sentinel, July 1, 1932

          The Akron Fair, a two-day celebration ordinarily held early in September, will not be held this fall, according to an anouncement from J.R. Emahiser, president of the Agricultural Fair Association, and F.M. Fultz, secretary.  This decision was reached by the directors of the fair association after they had invstigated the possibilities of holding one, and comes after much study.  Although the business men have shown an interest in the fair by their willingness to co-operate and furnish funds, the fair board feels it would be unwise to hold it.



Being Marketed

The News-Sentinel, July 1, 1932

          Home grownj celery made its appearance on the market Friday.  The celery, which is of excellent quality, is raised by EL. Mitchell and John Meader on farms west of Rochester.



Purchased By Everett Cunningham

The News-Sentinel, July 1, 1932

          H.B. Robbins early this week sold his garage at Grass Creek to Everett Cunningham of Grass Creek.  The purchaser has taken possession.



Moving Back to Hoover Bldg. Main & Fifth

The News-Sentinel, July 14, 1932

          The Zimmerman Bros. have moved their stock of new and repossessed furniture, radios and other home-equipment devices back in their old location, Hoover Building, at the (SW) corner of Main & Fifth streets where they operate on a more modified scale than previously.

          This re-established business firm will from this date on be run under the name “The Zimmy Furniture Co.” The funeral home of the Zimmerman Bros., on South Main street will of course be continued at it’s present location.



Moved To Former Postoffice Room

The News-Sentinel, July 15, 1932

          The office of the Akron News has been moved from the room it has occupied in Akron for several years to the one recently vacated by the Postoffice.



Opens Dental Office

The News-Sentinel, July 15, 1932

          Dr. Harold Iler, son of Mr. & Mrs. John Iler of Argos, announced today that he would open a dental parlor here at 802-1/2 Main street.  The equipment of the office is now being installed and Dr. Iler will open the office to the public Monday, July 18.  Dr. Iler is a graduate of the Argos High School and of the Indiana University School of Dentistry at Indianapolis in the class of 1932.  While in the dental school Dr. Iler was an honor student.  Mrs. Iler was Miss Elsie Spohn of this city.





Reported Found Following Plane Crash

The News-Sentinel, July 15, 1932

          Mexico City, July 15 (U.P.) - An aviator believed to be Clarence McElroy of Indiana, missing since late in June was found today near San Geronimo state or Oaxaca a dispatch to the newspaper Univrsal said.

          The dispatch said the flyer had a Waco plane numbered 12474. Dispatches did not clearly establish identity of the flyer.

          Medaryville, Ind., July 15 (U.P.) - Clarence McElroy reported found n Mexico after his plane had crashed in the state of Honduas is the son of Mr. & Mrs. John McElroy of near here.



Was Niece of George & Enerstine Holzman

The News-Sentinel, July 16, 1932

          Libby Holman Reynolds, central figure in the famous suicide case now in newspaper headlines, is closely related to former Rochester persons it developed here today.  It was learned recently that her parents real name was Holzman and that they dropped the “Z” during the World War and stories in today’s metropolitan newspapers confirmed the fact that Mrs. Reynolds was a relative of the Holzmans now deceased, who lived for many years in Rochester.

          George and Enerstine Holzman lived in their home just north of the Babcock Meat Market on Main Street.  They had several children all born here one of whom was Bess Holzman.  She was married to Ross Holzman of Cincinnati.  Although their names were the same they were only distantly related.  Ross was the twin brother of Alfred Holzman who is the father of Libby Holman Reynolds.

                             Husband Disappears

          After the wedding the Ross Holzmans lived in Cincinnati where the two brothers conducted a prosperous beverage firm.  This firm failed in 1905 with losses reported to be at $250,000.  This created a big sensation in that city but on June 26th of the same year another bigger one followed when Ross disappeared.  He had gone to Sidney, O., in search of funds to save the company but never returned.  Although 27 years have passed he has not been heard of since.  Mrs. Bess Holzman returned to Rochester to live with her parents afterwards and was besieged here by reporters from Cincinnati newspapers who interviewed her in hopes of getting some trace of her


husband.  Feature writers made much of “the little gray cottage” on Main street and for days the newspapers printed considerable about her, her husband and the firm.  Several years later Mrs. Holzman secured a divorce from her missing husband and later married Arthur Lewis of New York.  She now resides in the East.

                             Now In Rochester

          Libby Holman, the niece of Mr. & Mrs. Ross Holzman, was here in 1904, attended the University of Cincinnati and always with a flare for theatricals went to New York and soon became famous as a “torch singer.” At the height of her fame she met Smith Reynolds, heir to the tobacco millions, married him secretly in Monroe, Michigan, following his divorce, and went with him to the Reynolds estate at Winston-Salem, N.C.  There, following a gay party Reynolds shot himself with a pistol and died four hours later.  Mrs. Reynolds was released after being held several days to testify and is now in seclusion with relatives in Cincinnati.



Tells Of His Rescue

The News-Sentinel, July 16, 1932

          Mexico City, July 16 - Clarence McElroy, Medaryville airplane pilot, who was found yesterday after he had wandered 17 days without food through dense tropical jungles in the state of Oaxaco where his plane crashed June 27, stated his partner in the flight, Roy Gordon, an American resident of Honduras, was killed.

          Neither Gordon’s body nor the wreckage of the plane was found by the rescue party.  Too weak to walk and almost too weak to talk, McElroy was first seen Wednesday by an Indian woodsman five miles west of San Garonimo.

          The woodsman went back for help and at noon yesterday a searching party found the airman.  He was slightly injured in the crash but was declard in messages reeived here to be in fair condition despite his adventure.

          McElroy said the plane crash was caused by a severe tropical storm in the middle of which his motor failed.

          Last night the rescued airman slept in the home of the mayor of the little town near which he was found.

          When the Indian discovred him he was sprawled out in a heavy growth of ferns in the jungle.  He knew no Spanish but by signs he conveyed the information that his plane and his companion were


somewhere in the deep jungle from which he had come.

          The area where the plane crashed is one of the least known spots in Mexico.  McElroy, employed by the Waco corporation of Troy, Ohio, was delivering the plane to Honduras when the crash occurred.



Twenty-five Boys Enroll

The News-Sentinel, July 18, 1932

          A class of twenty-five boys started the week’s course to become official Red Cross Senior Life Savers at the Colonial Hotel Beach Monday morning.- - - -

          Five girls won their Senior Life Savers emblen in the class which went through the tests at Fairview Hotel beach last week..  They were Esther Lehman, Nyona Shafer, Deloris Karn, Carolyn Barr and Barbara Deniston.  Two others will complete their tests this week, they being Mary Jane Alspach and Patricia Davisson. - - - -

          The boys enrolled for the course were: Charles Polk, Paul Barts, James Barnes, William Nicholson, Herbert Beck, Dick Frill, Harold Cooper, Marion Martn, Dale Daulton, Phillip Hartung, Eugene Kirkman, Howard Shireman, Dean Ault, Hugh Holman Jr., Maurice Coplen, Porter Coplen, Orville Cook, Art Sheets, Don Kessler, Albert Cliff, Paul Rockwell, all of this community, Omer Seake, Clarence Layman, Franklin Applegate, of Logansport, and Bob Leffler, of Bloomington.



To Receive PH. D. Degree at Iowa

The News-Sentinel, July 19, 1932

          Harold T. Ross, a professor in the Department of Public Speaking at DePauw University is now visiting at the home of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Omar Ross.  Prof. Ross will leave within a few days for Iowa City, Iowa where he will receive the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Iowa.  Prof. Ross graduated from the Rochester High School with the class of 1914.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at DePauw University in 1918 and his Masters degree from Columbia University in 1924.  From 1918 to the present time Prof. Ross has been a teacher at DePauw University.  He was able to obtain his Masters and his Doctor of Philosophy degrees through summer work.  During the past winter Prof. Ross’ debating teams at DePauw took part in 14 debates and won every contest.



Visits Rochester

The News-Sentinel, July 19, 1932

          Ed East, nationally known radio star, member of the “Sisters of The Skillet” team made a short visit in Rochester and Lake Manitou Tuesday.  He was accompanied by Mrs. East and their daughter and was driving to their “old home town” at Bloomington, Ind.  East and Ralph Dumke first teamed up at Fairview Gardens when they were here with the Charlie Davis orchestra several years ago.  From there they went on the stage and for the last two or more years have been on the NBC network being among their leading stars.  Dumke is spending his vacation in South Bend his “old home town.”



Derailment at Hamlet

The News-Sentinel, July 20, 1932

          Because of the derailment of a Pennsylvania train at Hamlet yesterday morning several Pennsylvania trains were detoured through Rochester over the Nickle Plate.  The Broadway Limited and American Olympic special were among the trains detoured.



To Open Thursday

The News-Sentinel, July 20, 1932

          A new sandwich shop to be known as the “2 by 4” Sandwich Shop” will be opened Thursday in the room at 113 East Ninth Street by Mae and Sophia Sparks.  The two women are the owners of the Rainbow Cafe on North Main Street.  The food to be served at the new establishment will be prepared at the Rainbow Cafe and delivered to the new shop where it will be kept under the strictest sanitary conditions until served.  Several specials will be featured which will include the “Famous Tasty Sandwich”, “Farmers Produced Buttermilk” and sweet milk from Guernsey cows.



Sam Powell Consolidates Two Markets

The News-Sentinel, July 21, 1932

          Sam Powell has consolidated his two meat markets at the Jones Grocery Store in East Rochester, moving goods from his North Main Street market.



Purchased by Mrs. Emma Scott

The News-Sentinel, July 23, 1932

          The Rainbow Cafe at 610 North Main street has been sold by Alex Sparks to Mrs. Emma Scott.  Mrs. Scott has taken possession of the cafe and will continue to operate it.



To New Location

The News-Sentinel, July 23, 1932

          J.V. Stout, who operates a meat market in Fulton, has purchased the room formerly occupied by the Armour Cream station.  Mr. Stout will remodel the building and move his meat market to the new location.



To Open Shoe Store

The News-Sentinel, July 23, 1932

          Guy Alspach has leased a room in the Cole building at southeast corner of Main street and Broadway in Peru which was formerly occupied by the Falk Clothing Store and will open a shoe store in the room.  The room is now undergoing alterations and is being redecorated.



Of Crash In Mexico Jungle

The News-Sentinel, July 25, 1932

          Mexico City, July 25. - The Medaryville, Ind., flyer, Clarence L. McElroy, who was desperately injured in a plane crash in the jungles of Oaxaca state on June 27, today told for the first time the story of his 18 days’ terror before he was rescued.

          Semi-paralyzed from a blow on the head, covered with insect bites and still very weak, McElroy was brought here aboard the Pan-American International plane from San Geronimo.

          The flyer was met by his brother, Richard McElroy, and Joseph E. Rorden of Medaryville.  He was attended by Dr. A.R. Goodman, who said his condition was satisfactory but it would be some time before he could recover the use of one leg.

          The flyer said his subconscious mind forced him on toward safety in the jungle while he was semi-delirious and he finally sighted


four calves tethered to trees and waited for somebody to come get them.

                             Crashed During Storm

Here is his story:

          “We were flying southward enroute to Honduras when we ran into a furious tropical storm.  There was no visibility and I tried to find a spot to land.  Suddenly the plane crashed into a mountanside.

          “That was at 10 a.m.  I was knocked out and recovered consciousness in a rainstorm at 3 p.m., noting that the plane was a complete washout.  My leg and head pained severely and I was too weak to crawl out of the wreck.

          “I can’t remember much of those first three days.  Everything was hazy.   I could see that my companion, Roy Gordon of Teguelgalpa, Honduras, was dead, but I was too weak to move.

          `”Three days later I had recovered some strength.  I tried to cover Gordon’s body and then started crawling up the mountain to get my bearings.

          “It was almost impossible to make headway in the jungle.  My pains increased.  I got water from a small mountain stream and caught a few crabs and ate them raw.

                             3 Miles in 14 Days

          “At night I could see the lights of San Geronimo, but made very slow progress, probably not more than three mles from the ship in 14 days’ crawling.  I was very weak and somewhat delirious.

          “I would crawl a while, then pick bugs and insects a while and dodge many snakes.  I saw no wild animals.

          “I nearly gave up several times but it is hard to die as long as you might have a chance.  Even in my clouded mind the urge to live survived.  I was desperate many times in the jungle, almost sure I would die, but I could not give up.

          “July 12 was my lucky day, for that evening I found a herd of cows beside a stream, but what gave me hope was the sight of four calves tied to trees.  I knew somebody eventually would come to untie those calves, so stopped right there.  I was too weak even to try to milk a cow.

                             Found By Indian Boy

          “The next morning an Indian boy came.  He was Gerardo Enrequez and I motioned that I wanted some food.  He milked a cow and gave me some milk and some cheese he had.  By signs I told him of my predicament, and he understood.  He built a small lean-to to


protect me and left for help.

          “That boy did a marvelous job.  He covered 20 miles to San Geronimo four times in a single day getting help and getting me out.  I am going to reward him handsomely.”

          As soon as Dr. Goodman gives the word, McElroy intends to start for Indana.



Prof. Grover C. Manse Visits Rochester

The News-Sentinel, July 25, 1932

          Professor Grover C. Manse, former instructor at Rochester College and a star basketball player on the old R.A.A. Team was a visitor in Rochester Monday.  He was accompanied by Mrs. Manse and they stopped here on their way to the west coast by automobile.  He is now a professor in the University of South Carolina for Women, a state school, having been there for 14 years.  The couple met many of their old friends here and Prof. Manse spent most of his time reminiscing over the basketball games that were played by the teams in the oild armory hall back in the days of 1909 and thereafter.



Estil Bemenderfer New Manager

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 2, 1932

          Mr. W.A. Barnard, who has officiated in the capacity of manager of the Fulton County Motor Co. for the past year, tendered his resignation to the directors of that company last Saturday.

          Mr. Barnard will be supplanted in the managerial duties of the company by Estil Bemenderfer of this city.  The latter has been associated with the local Ford agency for a long period of years and is thoroughly acquainted in all departments of the business.  The retiring manager has not announced his plans for the future.



On Itinrary of I.U. History Students

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 2, 1932

          Bloomington, Ind., Aug. 2 - A group of Indiana university history students under the direction of Ross F. Lockridge, widely known Indiana historian, will visit Chippewa-Nung, near Rochester, Friday, Aug. 12 on itinerary for “historic site recitals,” which the university is conducting in educationa methods.



Brackett Building, 709 Main St.

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 3, 1932

          A new furniture and rug store will open for business on Saturday August 6th in the Brackett building, 709 Main Street.  The store will be under the management of Messrs. Strong and Denning, who come here from Chicago, where they have had years of experience in the furniture business.



Sold To William Locke

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 4, 1932

          The abandoned Mt. Olive school building on Road 25 between Rochester and Fulton was sold at public auction last Saturday to William Locke.  The sum paid was $300.



Wave Of Buying

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 4, 1932

          New York, N.Y., Aug. 4 - American Telephone and Telegraph Company stock reached par here today.  This is a gain of 29-1/2 points from its low of the year.  The entire stock market raced ahead in a wave of buying.  2,000,000 shares had bee sold by noon and it was expected that by the time the market closed the high mark of the year in sales, 2.500,000 established on July 12 would be executed.



Buy Ewings I.G.A. Grocery

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 4, 1932

          A business transaction, transacted yesterday, whereby the firm of Cloud & Sons, well known merchants of Macy, became the owner of the J.D. Ewing I.G.A. Grocery store in this city.  The Clouds, who have been in the mercantile business for the past 50 years, now have stores in Macy, Fulton, Bourbon and Rochester, all of which are reported to be doing a thriving business.  When interviewed today, Otto Cloud, the elder member of the firm, stated that either he or his son Richard would be in charge of the local grocery and market and that their sole aim would be to give courteous treatment and perfet satisfaction to every customer.  Paul Cloud is the other member of the Cloud & Sons firm.  Ewing Bros I.G.A. Store was opened 5 years ago .                                               (90)


Purchases Property

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 4, 1932

          Mrs. Maude Holden has purchased the property at 812 Jefferson Street from Mrs. Walter Thompson.  The property is occupied by Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Ravencroft.



Duke Ellington Booked

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 4, 1932

          Duke Ellington and his famous band plays an engagement at the Colonial Gardens, Lake Manitou, Sunday evening, August 7th.



Opens at 526 Main Street

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 4, 1932

          A new meat market which will be known as the Farmers’ City Market has been opened at 526 North Main street in the building formerly occupied by the Powell Market.  The new concern will carry a complete line of meats and groceries and will be under the management of Roy Kline, of this city.



New Pick-up and Delivery

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 4, 1932

          According to an announcement made by Floyd Christman, manager of the local Railway Express agency, they will inaugurate a pick-up and delivery service starting Monday of next week.

          The new system will afford merhants and other business houses, as well as citizens of Rochester, a complete, reliable, single agency for handling local pickup and deliveries.  Receipts will be given and taken for each shipment.  Shipments will be either prepaid or collect.



Indicted For Murder

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 5, 1932

          Winston-Salem, N.C., Aug. 5.- Libby Holman Reynolds, Broadway torch singer, and Albert Walker, Winston-Salem youth, were indicted yesterday for the murder of Libby’s husband, Smith Reynolds, heir t an estimated 15,000,000 tobacco fortune.



Carries 40 Chinese Thru Rochester

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 5, 1932

          Forty Chinese in two special coaches went through Rochester Thursday en route to their homes in the Orient after three years residence in Cuba.  They traveled in custody of Erie police, who were charged with seeing that none of the party left the train, thus giving them a chance to make illegal entry into the United States.

          The coaches provided with all the comforts of home, also had bars across the windows and the Erie detectives kept vigilant watch at all times to see that the entrances were locked.

          Chinese are allowed three years residence in Cuba where many of them work sugar plantations, altho others engage in commercial pursuits.  Then they must return to the Orient and stay six months before being allowed to return to Cuba. - - - - -



Opened By H.R. Cain

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 12, 1932

          H.R. Cain of Fulton has opened a radio and electrical shop in the Ray Babcock room at Fulton.



Visit Chippewa-Nung with Prof. Lockridge

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 12, 1932

          One hundred years ago on September 3, 1832 one of the grave tragedies of America was enacted along the Tippecanoe River just above the spot where the Michigan road bridge is located.  Then the white man by the point of bayonets, gathered the Indians at Chippewa-Nung and pushed them on their long march westward, moving the poor redskins out as civilization moved in.  Today that scene was vividly recalled by the visit of a history class to the spot to see the actual ground and to hear the story.

          The class made up of 25 young women, students at Indiana University, listened attentively to Prof. Ross F. Lockridge, Indiana historian and director of the tour relate tales of the last days of the Indian in this territory.  The group was augmented by a number of Rochester citizens representing the D.A.R. and other organizations.

          Prof. Lockridge said that this was one of the most significant spots in Indiana and complimented the D.AR., for erecting a marker


there.  He told how the Miami Indians first lived here and of the coming oif the Pottowatomies and of their village built on the river bank.  On Oct. 26, 1832 a treaty was made with the Indians which opened the land for settlement and it took away the territory from the Indians, all but a small plot for their village at Twin Lakes.  In 1837 another treaty wiped out every remaining right the Indians had and called for his removal.

          The state militia was called and surrounding the Indians while they were in church captured them.  They were started on their long march to Missouri and their first night out they camped on the Tippecanoe at Chippewa-Nung.  The villages were all burned so as to discourage them from wanting to return home.  The procession was over three miles long and it was a march of death Prof. Lockridge said as one-fifth of all the adults died while all of the children passed away.  And thus, he concluded, was the Indian was taken from his God given home and be pushed out never to return.- - - -

          Prof. Lockridge explained that this was a tour to teach history right on the spot and that full credit is being given the students for their work.- - - - -



To Perform Concert At Court House

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 16, 1932

          On Thursday evening, August 25th, the old Citizens Band will hold a public concert in front of the courthouse in this city. - - - -

          Viv Essick, director of the band has arranged an especially interesting program which will start promptly at eight o’clock on the above mentioned date. - - - - There are twenty-four members of the old Citizens band still residing in and near Rochester who will take part in the concert.- - - -



Brings Jan Garber Orchestra

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 19, 1932

          Jan Garber and his orchestra, another dance band of international prominence, will make its debut to northern Indiana dancers when it plays an evening’s engagement at the Colonial Terrace Gardens on Sunday, August 21st. - - - - -





Louie Panico’s Orchestra

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 23, 1932

          Another of the mid-west big dance orchestras will appear at Lake Manitou on next Sunday evening at the Fairview Gardens, where the Louis Panico, 13-piece band will furnish the music for the dancers.  Panico’s players, who are known as the Brunswick broadcasting band have been heard by radio fans throughout the U.S. giving their air programs over Station KYW Chicago.

          Panico, who is the world’s greatest trumpet player was a former member of the John Phillip Sousa band, and is noted throughout the entire globe as the musician who introduced the “laughing” cornet.  Panico was also the cornet solo artist in the Isham Jones band for many years, and is the composer of the “Wabash Blues.” - - - -



Reported In Retreat

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 24, 1932

          Cincinnati, Aug. 24 - Mrs. Libby Holman Reynolds is in retreat in Baltimore, The Times Star said today, spending much of her time knitting clothing for the baby she expects to be born in February.- - - -



Work On Ponds To Begin

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 26, 1932

          Actual construction on several ponds at the Federal fish hatchery located at Lake Manitou will begin within a few days, it was announced here today by Glen C. Leach - - - -the Division of Fish Culture of the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries. - - - - -



Factory Outlet Store

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 26, 1932

          The partnership existing between Keith Anderson and Whit Heminger in the management of the Factory Outlet Store at Kewanna was dissolved Tuesday.  Mr. Anderson assumed entire control of the store.






To Play At Merchants Party

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 27, 1932

          The fact that Rochester now has two bands giving the music lovers of Rochester and vicinity a real treat this week.  Thursday evening the Citizens Band played a concert and this evening the American Legion Band will present a short program at the weekly Merchants party. - - - -



2,300 Employees and Families at Colonial

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 27, 1932

          The Erie Railroad family came to Lake Manitou 2,300 strong and took possession of the place for the day.  The employees and their families on their annual picnic arrived in two long special trains at ten o;clock and were met by an enthusiastic and happy delegation of Rochester and lake folks.

          The two specials brought the Erie folks from Chicago and Marion, Ohio and all towns in between.  Attached to each special was a private car carrying the high officials of the road.

          The Chicago train pulled into the depot first and the Citizens Band struck up “Hail! Hail! The Gang’s All Here”.  The passengrs came out of the 14 cars in short time.  Then the west bound train pulled in.  They found lined up on all sides of the depot and for several blocks south ten busses and over two hundred automobiles ready to carry them to the lake.  These cars donated and driven by the people of Rochester and vicinity fell into line behind the band and with a big banner reading, “Welcome Erie”, in front of the prcession started down Main Street making a solid line of cars from the depot to the lake.  At Ninth Street the band fell out and the autos hurried on to the Colonial Hotel where the guests were unloaded.

          At the depot the Erie Folks were given an official welcome by Mayor Charles Jones and the Kiwanis Club committee, which was in charge of the transportation arrangements.  At the Colonial Hotel the grounds and all of the facilities were turned over to the visitors for the day.

          Many of the families brought basket dinners while hundreds ate at the hotel and other places around the lake.  In the afternoon a baseball game and track events and contests as well as water sports were scheduled.  Several bands were brought along for the occasion


0and there was plenty of music in the air all day long.  The young folks enjoyed dancing the afternoon in the Colonial Gardens.  The trains were scheduled to depart at five o’clock.

          An official count of the passengers showed that there were 810 on the Chicago train and 1,004 on the Marion special.  It is estimated that fully 500 drove here in their automobiles.



Features First Water Carnival

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 29, 1932

          The first water carnival ever to be held at Lake Manitou met with strong approval of a very large crowd of people which attended the event at the Fairview Hotel yesterday afternoon.  There were a series of speed and row boat races and thirteen water events in which many local and visiting contestants competed. - - - - There was a crowd of witnesses that extended from the hotel to Koffel’s point for the opening events.  The estimate was placed at about two thousand. - - - -



Purchased by A.E. Barnes

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 29, 1932

          The Central Cafe, 719 Main Street, was sold today by M.E. Ennis to A.E. Barnes who resides at 221 East Fifth street.  Mr. Barnes took possession immediately.  Mr. Ennis has no immediate plans for the future.



Opening Garage 621-623 Main St.

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 1, 1932

          Harley Haggerty and Dale Kessler have leased the building at 621-623 North Main Street and will operate a garage and filling station.  George J. Miller and Sons who have operated an implement business in the building for the past year have moved to Logansport.  The move was made early this week.  Mr. Haggerty and Mr. Kessler are well known in this city.  Mr. Haggerty has been the manager of the Linco Oil Company filling station on North Main street, resigning the position to lease the garage.  Carl Biddinger has assumed the managership of the filling station.  At the Haggerty & Kessler garage the Phillips Oil Company products will be sold.




T.F. Fitzgerald Opens Office

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 2, 1932

          Attorney T.F Fitsgerald has opened a law office at Akron in the room adjoining the Fanny Shields hat shop.  Atty Fitzgerald also has a law office in Mentone.  He will be in his Akron office evry day until noon.



Glen Abbott Resigns

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 3, 1932

          After completing 13 years in the printing business in this city, Glen Abbott today resigned from his duties at the News-Sentinel.- - - -

          Mr. Abbott, who for a long period of years has also been engaged in the typewriter and adding machine business, has found that his business was increasing in such a manner that it would be necessary for him to devote his entire time in this field of endeavor.- - - - -

          The News-Sentinel force and management, while regretting the severance of years of most friendly working relations with Mr. Abbott now wish him an abundance of success in his own business field



Purchased by Del Smith

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 9, 1932

          Del Smith, well-known restaurant man of this city yesterday purchased the cafe and hotel business, situated at 513 North Main street and has already taken over the management of the busincss.  Mr. Smith is remodeling the hotel rooms and installing steam heat throughout the cafe and hotel.  The restaurant man made a wide acquaintance of friends and patrons while he was engaged in business in a co-partnership at the “Amos and Andy” sandwich shop and success is predicted in his new location.



Charles Gimble Dies

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 9, 1932

          New York, Sept. 9 (U.P.) - Charles Gimble, 70, chairman of the board and founder of Gimble Brothers, died unexpectedly of a heart attack while he slept today at Lake Placid, New York, according to word received here.


          Gimble had been a resident of Philadelphia since early childhood 0and an executive of the Philadelphia Gimble Store since its founding.

          He was the third of seven sons of Adam Gimble and was born in Vincennes, Indiana in September, 1861.  He started work in his father’s country store in Vincennes and rose to control of a great fortune.



Taken Over By Counties

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 9, 1932

          The new law transferring all township roads in Indiana to jurisdiction of the oounties will go into effect today.  The act was passed by the recent special session of the legislature.  The measure which was passed to eliminate the township gravel road levies is expected at the same time to reduce special school levies for the current year.  Members of the township advisory boards could adopt declamatory resolution transferring the remaining township gravel road funds to the school funds.  This action was taken in some townships Sept. 6.

          In cases where the funds are not transferred to the school funds the amounts will be transferred to the counties, it was said.

          The state has a total of 26,755 miles of township roads, of which 10,410 are located noirth of the National road and 15,345 south of it.



Purchases New Funeral Coach

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 12, 1932

          Ora Foster has purchased a combination funeral coach and ambulance which was built by the Studebaker Company of South Bend.  The funeral car is powered by the Studebaker Commander motor which is one of the largest motors built in the United States.  The funeral coach and ambulance is one of the best equipped and appointed ones which is made at the present time.  Foster has added the coach to the service which he is rendering as a mortition.



To Have Horse Races

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 16, 1932

          Two-day horse-racing set for Manitou Speedway Sept. 29th and 30th., sponsored by newly-formed Rochester Horse Racing Assn.




E.L. Mitchell Won Eighteen Prizes

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 17, 1932

          Mr. Mitchell who moved here three years ago owns an eighty acre farm four miles west of Rochester.  Formerly he taught school.

          He won first and second in the celery exhibit this year; first and second with mangoes; first and third with carrots, first with beans, third and fourth with cabbage, third with tomaties, first and second with a peck of white onions, seond and third with cucumbers, second with a fifty-pound bag of white onions and second and third with a fifty pound bag of red onions.



Purchased by Katherine Ghormley

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 21, 1932

          Mrs. Minnie Capp has sold her cafe on East Ninth Street to Mrs. Katherine Ghormley of Indianapolis who has taken possession.  Mrs. Capp has no immediate plans for the future.



Above Schultz Bros. Variety Store

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 21, 1932

          Charles Courtney of Logansport, has opened a photograph studio in the rooms over the Schultz Bros. Variety Store.



Opens Branch In Gilbert Drug Store

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 23, 1932

          Floyd Christman, local agent for the Railway Express Agency today announced that the company had opened a branch office in the Gilbert drug store at the (NW) corner of Main and Seventh streets.  Express will be received and forwarded from the Gilbert store.  Express money orders will also be sold there.  Both services will be performed at any time during the hours the store is open.  Sometime ago the express company discontinued their downtown office and moved it to the Erie railroad station.  The company officials are not contemplating opening another office in the business district.






Having Speed Webb’s Colored Band

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 23, 1932

          Another nationally known colored band, that of Speed Webb’s of Hollywood fame, will make its appearance at the Colonial Gardens on Saturday and Sunday evening of this week.

          The Webb all-star musical aggregation has furnished orchestrations in the talkies for such noted filmdom stars as Milton Sills, Dorothy McKail, Ned Sparks, Florence Vidor, J. Ferrell McDonall and Emil Jannings.  They recently completed a three year contract in Hollywood and are now on a tour throughout the U.S. before returning to the West for their winter engagement.



Will Also Publish “Sporting News”

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 23, 1932

          Announcement has been made at Akron of the publication of a weekly newspaper there bearing the name “Sporting News.” It will be published every Saturday morning in the plant of the Akron News with Claude Billings as editor.  The paper will carry the basketball news of the state - with many features and will carry all of the scores of basketball games played in this section of Indiana each week.



For Claude Burns

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 23, 1932

          Twenty-five men, all neighbors of Claude Burns, who lives in the Emanuel church district south of Akron, gathered at his home recently and cut his corn for him.  Mr. Burns, it will be remembered, was injured last summer during the threshing season, when he stepped in a hole while carrying grain and tore the ligaments in his leg.  He has been unable to walk withut crutches since that time and consequently was unable to cut his corn.  The neighbors cut over 200 shocks of corn.

          Mr. Burns is superintendent of the Emanual church Sunday school.







At Harvey Coplen Farm

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 24, 1932

          Harvey Coplen is building a fine new barn, 34X36, on his farm south of Argos, to replace the one which was destroyed by fire several weeks ago.  Last week a number of neighbors and friends came to the Coplen farm and an old fashioned barn raising was the order of the day.  After the barn raising a treat of cigars and ice cream was enjoyed by the men.



L.S. Falkenstein, New Manager

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 30, 1932

          L.R. Falkenstein of Lowell has been named manager of the Borden Milk Company station at Akron.  He will succeed Lewis Nuendorf who has been transferred to the company’s plant at Marengo, Ill.  The transfers are considered promotions for both of the men.  The changes will be effective on October 1.



Hugh A. Barnhart Named Member

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 4, 1932

          Indianapolis, Oct. 4 (U.P.) - Hugh A. Barnhart, Rochester publisher, was named a member of the State Highwaty Commission today, by Gov. Harry G. Leslie.  Barnhart succeeds the late Colonel Arthur P. Melton, of Gary, who died last Wednesday morning.  Barnhart, a democrat, will serve until April 15 when Melton’s term would have expired. - - - - -




The News-Sentinel, Oct. 5, 1932

          Here’s a bit of news that should be most pleasing to the people of this community.

          Twenty-five Rochester girls were given active employment today at the Waring Glove factory located on East Eighth street this city.  This businss which was closed a little over four years ago, by the same management, resumed operation early today with an abundance of orders on hands which will assure plenty of work for the local people for some time to come.  The factory is under the management


of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Burrell, of this city, who supervised the work during the operation of the company several years ago.  The re-opening of the factory by the owners, Messrs. J.S. Bernstin, of Gary, and H.H. Sobol, of Indianapolis, came voluntarly on their part and no outside financial assistance was given.



Sets New Record

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 7, 1932

          Akron, Ind. Oct. 7. - The C-K-R Factory, Akron’s second industry from standpoint of tonnage shipped, had close to a record month for shipments made during September.

          Announcement has been made that during the month just closed the local factory shipped more tonnage than during any other one month of its existence here, excepting only the month of April 1931.

          More than 550 tons of miscellaneous hardware has gone out from the local factory to all parts of the country since last New Year’s day

          The Erie railroad has improved upon the dispatch of local freight by carding all C-K-R cars to Chicago transfer where carloads to principal destinations are made up.



Oldest Church in Wabash County

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 10, 1932

          The Paw Paw Methodist Episcopal church of near Roann celebrated its ninety-fifth anniversary yesterday with fitting services.  The church is the oldest one in Wabash County.  A basket dinner at which over 500 persons were present was served at noon.



Attended by Fulton County’s Own

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 10, 1932

          At a celebration gathering held at Hazeldon, the home of George Ade, noted author, Saturday afternoon, Fulton County rsidents occupied places in the foreground.  The contracors who built the road were introduced, they being Estel and Robert Gast, formerly of Akron and sons of A.A. Gast.  The Purdue University Band, 116 strong was the main attraction of the day, and was led by Prof. Paul Emerick, formerly of Rochester, and son of Mrs. Alice Emerick of this city,


Hugh A. Barnhart, newly appointed state highway commissioner, and

Jess Murden, former member of the commission and summer resident                              

of Lake Manitou, both made short talks.  The affair was attended by about 2500 people.  Governor Leslie headed a number of high state officials who were there for the occasion.



Otto McMahan, Owner

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 11, 1932

          A new industry is well under way in Rochester.  It is a cattle brokerage corporation with Otto McMahan at the head of it.

          It is the business of this new industry to go into the Chicago, Kansas City and other live stock markets and purchase high grade stock cattle, ship them here and pasture and feed them up into feeders for farmers who are, more and more, learning that it pays better and helps their farms more to feed their grain and hay into beef production than to sell it in the grain and hay markets.

          This new industry provides labor for quite a few people as there are now some seven hundred head of Herefords, of vatious ages, on the McMahan farms, south of the city.



Doubled Force Monday

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 11, 1932

          Yesterday the force was increased to fifty.  The company officials stated today that that they hope to have 75 people working at the plant before November 1. - - - -



Josephine Tarpey President

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 12, 1932

          Miss Josephine Tarpey of Gary, a former resident of this city, was elected president of the Indiana Credit Bureau, Inc. at the closing session of their annual conference which was held at the Hotel Lincoln in Indianapolis yesterday.  She succeeds Forret A. Madlem of Elkhart.








Purchased by Don Kumler

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 13, 1932

          Don Kumler, of this city, has purchased the Quality Meat and Grocery Market situated at 816 Main street and has already assumed active operation of the business.  The new proprietor has secured the services of an experienced meat cutter and is fully prepared to give prompt and efficient service to his patrons.

          The new owner is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Kumler, and has been a resident of this community throughout his entire life.  It is predicted he will meet with deserving success in this business venture.



At South Bend

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 14, 1932

          Comm. William L. Liggett, senior vice commander of the old Thirteenth congressional district association of the Grand Army of the Republic was calling the roll Thursday when this picture was taken.  The meeting also served as the annual regiment reunion of the 48th and 87th Indiana Volunteers, with veterans who fought 65 years ago present from South Bend, Plymouth, Rochester, Wakarusa, LaPorte and Ligonier, Ind., and Lansing, Mich.

          In the bottom row, left to right: Silas Baker, William Rupe, Trenton Stewart, John F. Delamarter, David Harringtonj, president of the association; M.M. Morss, and M.D. Davidson.

          Top row: George Bowell, J.H. Shelton, EP. Stanfield, Asbury Ashe, E.C. Clark, A. Hunnesager, William Bare, Wiliam H. Love and Richard W. Lundy.  Mr. Harrison was reelected president; Mr. Liggett senior vice commander; Genevieve Frantz, of Auten Relief corps No. 8. Secretary, and William Bare, chaplain.  The next reunion will be held next October in the old courthouse at 114 South Lafayette boulevard.

- Photo by Tribune Staff Photographer.



Opened by Ilo Denton

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 18, 1932

          Mrs. Ilo Denton, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ira Bastow, of this city, has opened up a beauty shop at 110 East Eighth Street, in the parlors formerly occupied by the Manitou Beauty Shoppe.  Mrs. Denton’s business will be operated under the name of the Modernistic Beauty


Shop.  Mrs. Denton is a graduate operator of the Marinello Beauty School of Chicago and has had several years of practical experience in all phases of her chosen profession.  - - - -



By J.C. Beery

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 19, 1932

          J.C. Beery, owner of the Dixie Melon Farm, three and half miles northwest of this city on the Burton Road today offered potatoes for charitable purposs.  Mr. Beery stated that deserving persons may have the same by coming to his farm and gathering the potatoes from the field.  The potatos were dug from a 15 acre field and have been sorted. Many of the potatoes are “firsts”.



Being Built At Akron

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 28, 1932

          Frank Barnes is constructing a building to house a grocery store at the west end of his filling station in Akron.  George Flegle will operate the store.



Personally Knew Lincoln

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 31, 1932

                   (By Albert W. Bitters)

          By request of William Nicodemus, 1122 Elm street, this writer was given privilege to renew acquaintance of long standing, the personage of Thomas J. Weirick, who was born at Perryville, Ashland county, Ohio, October 28, 1839, so that on last Friday he reached the honorable age of 93 years.  His parents were William and Margaret Weirick.  He came to Fulton county with the family in 1866 and settled three miles northeast of Rochester.

          Mr. Weirick enlisted in the Fourth Ohio Regiment, Second Army Corps, servng two enlistments, the first for three months and second for two years.  He was in the service where Union soldiers met the enemy in hot engagements.  Mr. Weirick voted for Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and again in 1864, and declares that if his life is spared until the coming November election he will vote for Herbert Hoover.  It is the pride of his life that he personally knew President Abraham Lincoln, having met him on several occasions when the Great


0Emancipator visited soldier camps to give sympathy and courage to the soldier boys.  For Mr. Weirick that is a sacred memory.

          “Then I know that you are one of the old ‘coffee coolers’ who loves Old Glory?”

          “Yes, and am even now ready to die for the dear old flag” - and a solemn emotion made his voice quaver and tears dimmed his eyes in tender reverence for the greatest emblem of liberty the world has ever known.

          Mr. Weirick never married.  He is a jolly joker, even though approaching the century mark, for he stated that he remained “an old buck,” which may be adequate reason for his long term of years.

          Sunday was a day set apart in honor of this veteran soldier, for a birthday celebration dinner providd by Mr. & Mrs. William Nicodemus, at which only the family were seated, but there existed a sentiment of heart affinity for the “Grand Old Man” of the household, so the occasion was one of no less happiness for the hosts than for the veteran in whose honor the event was marked.



Petitions To Discontinue 4 Stations

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 2, 1932

          Warsaw, Nov. 1 - Theodore C. Frazer, receiver for the Winona railway company, will go before the state public service commission this week with a petition to discontinue passenger and freight stations at four points.  - - - - The stations to be dropped include New Paris, Milford Junction, Chili and Oakdale.  Frazer claims revenue from the stations is insufficient to justify their operation.



Harley Utter

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 5, 1932

          Fifty friends and neighbors gathered at the farm home of Harley Utter south of Talma Wednesday afternoon and shucked 20 acres of corn for him.  Mr. Utter has been seriously ill since early this fall with heart trouble and has been unable to do his corn shucking.  Mr. & Mrs. Harlkey Utter wish to thank their friends and neighbors for thir kindness for their acts Wednesday.






Austin Pickerel

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 5, 1932

          Neighbors of Austin Pickerel who lives north of Argos Thursday gathered at his home and husked 35 acres of corn for him.  Pikerel is bedfast at his home because of injuries which he received two weeks ago when he fell from a tree from which he was attempting to chase roosting chickens.  Two of Mr. Pickerels vertabraes were crushed in the fall.



W.O. “Oce” Kilmer

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 10, 1932

          On Monday W.O. “Oce” Kilmer, who resides on East Ninth street, this city, purchased three tons of good yellow field corn from Herman Cleland, a farmer of west of Rochester, paying 25c per bushel.  Kilmer had the corn dumped into his basement coal bin and will use it in his furnace in the place of coal this winter.  He stated it gave out a most satisfactory heat and he believed it would be somewhat cheaper than coal.



Corey Smith

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 10, 1932

          Friends and neighbors of Corey Smith, a farmer who resides on rural route 1, went to his farm Monday and husked his corn.  Mr. Smith has been ill for some time and had been unable to attend to his urgent farm work.



Norvannah Alber

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 15, 1932

          Fifty-five friends and neighbors of Norvannah Alber, who resides on the Mrs. William Wright farm near Tiosa, gathered at his place Tuesday morning and husked his corn.  Mr. Alber has been confined to his bed following an appendix operation.







New Partner, Dale Briles

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 17, 1932

          Through a business transaction onsummated the forepart of this week, Dale Briles, of this city becomes a co-partner with Cecil Snapp in the grocery and general merchandising business of the Snapp Grocery Co.

          Mr. Briles is thoroughly experiencd in this line of business having been associated with the Snapp Grocery for the past 16 years.  Part of this time was spent among the rural route trade of this concern which covers pratically all sections of the county.  The many friends of Mr. Briles will be pleased to learn of his advancement.  Mr. Snapp’s time in the future will be occupied in other business lines and the entire management of the Snapp Grocery Co will be directly under Briles’ supervision.



Frank Gould

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 19, 1932

          Frank Gould former editor of the Kewanna Herald has moved from South Bend to Burlington, Indiana, where he will start a newspaper which will be known as the Burlington Herald.  The new paper will be a weekly publication.



Indiana Ballroom

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 21, 1932

          Bud Dant and his Indiana University Collegians orchestra which played at the Colonial Hotel and Gardens last summer will start a three day engagement at the Indiana Ballroom in Indianapolis on Thanksgiving Day.  The Dant’s Collegians replace the Charles Davis orchestra which has signed a contract for a long engagement at the Wisconsin Theatre and Ballroom in Milwaukee, Wis.



Fisher Ferry

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 21, 1932

          Friends in Macy received word today of death of Fisher Ferry, aged 75, Saturday at Franklin.  Mr. Ferry for many years was editor of the Macy Monitor.



Closed After Six Years

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 23, 1932

          Culver, Ind. - WCMA, Culver’s radio station, was discontinued this week after operating for six years.  The station has been sold along with Station WKBF at Indianapolis, to a Chicago firm which will combine the time at the two stations.

          The Culver station was established by Culver Military Academy and maintained by it for four years.  It was then sold to the Curtis company of Indianapolis, which moved the equipment from the academy to the Johnson apartment building in the north part of Culver.  Louis Lohr has been manager and engineer of the station.



To Feed Worthy

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 23, 1932

          The members of the Eagles Lodge at their meeting Tuesday evening voted to donate the rabbits which were killed on their annual hunt Monday to be used for Thanksgiving dinners for the worthy people of the community.  The Eagles in so voting decided to forego their annual rabbit supper so that they could aid persons who were less fortunate than themseves. - - - - -



Friends Husk and Shred Their Corn

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 28, 1932

          On Saturday neighbors went to the M.M. Alber farm in the Tiosa vicinity where they husked his entire corn crop.  Mr. Alber recently underwent an operation having been unable to perform his usual farming.

          A like act of goodness was perpetrated at the A.E. Allen farm, near Athens, Saturday, where a number of good Samaritans shreded his corn.  Mr. Allen has been confined to his bed for the past three weeks on account of illness.


WOWO Carson McGuire

To Sing On The Air

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 29, 1932

          Carson McGuire, vocalist, and Miss Mary Whittenberger, pianist, will perform on WOWO Ft. Wayne, Thursday, two p.m.



Headed By James R. Moore

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 1, 1932

          James R Moore, editor of the Hoosier Farmer, Indianapolis, was named president of the National Swine Growers’ Association at its annual dinner meeting held in connectioin with the International live stock show here Tuesday evening.

          Moore has been identified actively for twenty years with his father and brothers in the swine business and has served as a director of the national association since its organization and as vice-president the last three years.

          Mr. Moore was formerly a resident of this city where he was associated with his brothers, Levi and Fred, in the publishing of the Chester White Swine Journal.



Unpaid Service

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 1, 1932

          In these times when so much is said about the cost of government, let us think for a moment of all the generous service that is given to public causes, without money compensation.  More of this service could be had if necessary.

          During the World War, an enormous amount of time was given by social workers and business and professional people, for the advancement of the national cause.  Many commissions are now working for the state and federal governments without pay, made up of people who are glad to give their time to the betterment of humanity, and the advancement of life in their home states and the country.

          Cities and towns receive an enormous amount of unpaid service, contributed freely out of public spirit.  People who become discouraged because of the slow progress of good causes, should consider how many persons there are who are willing to give their time to promote measures of social welfare, education and philanthropy.

          One of the most useful powers that a public official can possess, is the ability to enlist the co-operation of these public spirited folks, and persuade them to give their time and effort without money compensation to the public.  Some public officials seem to have a gift for that sort of thing.  They can present the needs of a state or city in such an appealing and magnetic way, that people are fired with


enthusiasm, and they consent to help and they work hard in these generous efforts.

          We need still more effort to enlist such willing service to accomplish the ends which our people hold in view.  And those who give such service should feel that when they thus offer time to the public, they render benefits that are never forgotten, and they constitute themselves the benefactors of the community.



Now Maxinkuckee Inn

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 1, 1932

          Culver, Ind., Dec. 1. - After being known as the Palmer House for 57 years, the well known hotel near the Academy is having its name changed to “Maxinkuckee Inn” in conformity with a change of management and policy.  The change was effective today.

          Miss Anne Ellsworth, who has been associated with the Tavern Shop for some time, will have personal supervision of the hotel, succeeding F.S. Murphy, who has been manager of the Palmer House for about a year.

          Not only has the hotel’s name and management been changed, but so have its furnishings and policy in keeping with the plan to instill the atmosphere of a hospitable old inn instead of a formal hotel.

          Comfortable new furniture in maple, a fine large window overlooking the lake and a grand fire place in the lounge, a new card room, redecorating and comfortably furnishing all the rooms, equipping of several rooms with bath and the placing of other bathrooms about the building are the main changes at the inn.  It is expected that new rates will be announced in the near future.

          Home cooking will be featured by the kitchen under the direction of Miss Opal Barkes of Lafayette, and the home atmosphere will be carried out by women waitresses in the dining room and The Shack.

          The Tavern Shop, which has been operated in conjunction with the Palmer House, will be discontinued December 31, it has been announced, and the stock of clothing and gifts is being closed out.








Purchased By Howard Wurtzberger

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 3, 1932

          Through a deal transacted late yesterday Howard Wurtzberger, of this city, becomes the new proprietor of the Fristoe Variety Store which is located on the corner of Main and 9th street.

           The new proprietor, who is one of Rochester’s young business men, will assume active control of business Monday morning, December 5th.  Mr. Wurtzberger was a former employee of the United States Bank & Trust Co and also affiliated in a like capacity in one of the larger Toledo, Ohio banks for some time.  The transaction was made necessary through the recent demise of H.A. Fristoe, proprietor of the store.



Opened By Plank & Son

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 3, 1932

          On Monday, December 5th, a new business in the form of a gasoline filling and service station, will open for business in the 900 block on Main Street, this city.  The proprietors of this station ar Don Plank Sr and son, both well and favorably known citizens of this community.



Trophy of Rochester & Plymouth

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 3, 1932

          The complete history of the “Old Cowbell,” the trophy held by the Rochester and Plymouth high schools, is beginning to get interesting.  A check has been made since its origination four years ago and shows that the bell has changed hands seven times.  Plymouth has won it five times and Rochester four times.

          This bell, for which the Zebras and Pilgrims are always fighting was presented to the teams by he Kiwanis clubs of the two towns in the fall of 1929. - - - -



Leased to Mr. & Mrs. Thompson

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 7, 1932

          Mr. & Mrs. Thompson leased Goss Hotel Cafe at 515 Main St.  They will add a soda fountan, and serve short orders and meals.



Walter Kuhn

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 10, 1932

          Fifty-five neighbors of Walter Kuhn, a farmer living near Akron, gathered at his home several days ago and husked 500 bushels of his corn crop.  The farmers, after cmpleting their work at the Kuhn farm, went to the farm home of Kenneth Leininger where they husked corn for Mr. Leininger.  Mr. Kuhn and Mr. Leininger have been in ill health some time and unable to care for their crops.



A.L. Deniston

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 19, 1932

          Indianapolis, Dec. 19. (U.P.) Gov. Harry G. Leslie reappointed A.L. Deniston, of Rochester, to the State Prison Board.



Reports Profit

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 20, 1932

          Warsaw, Dec. 20. - The Winona Railroad Co. made a net profit of $1,371.23 during the month of October, according to a report filed in circuit court here by Theodore Frazer, receiver - - - -



Purchased By Mr. & Mrs. Percy Hawkins

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 28, 1932

          Mr. & Mrs. Percy Hawkins have purchased the Central Cafe at 719 North Main Street of Maylord Ennis.  The transaction was completed late Tuesday afternoon.  The purchasers have now taken possession of the cafe.  Mr. & Mrs. Hawkins need no introduction to the people of Rochester and Fulton County.  For several years they operated the Central Cafe later being caterers at the Country Club for several seasons.  Mr Ennis will return to Columbia City where he owns another cafe.









Barnhart Now Chairman

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 28, 1932

          Hugh A Barnhart, publisher of the News-Sentinel, a democrat, of Rochester, was elected chairman of the State Highway Commission late today. - - - - -



Opened In Social Club

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 30, 1932

          William Crow of Muncie has opened a lunch room in the Social Club at Akron.  Mr. Crowe is an experienced chef and for 14 years was manager of the cafe in the Yellow Banks Hotel at Webster Lake.



Herman Daake Elected President

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 31, 1932

          Huntington, Ind., Dec. 31 - Herman A. Daake was elected president of the Huntington chapter of the Erie Veterans association at a meeting held Thursday evening in the assembly room at the Erie station. - - - - -



By Carl F. Crockett of Akron

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 5, 1933

          A petition was filed in the Fulton circuit court today by Carl F. Crockett of Akron asking that a receiver be appointed to take charge of the Shank Foundry in that city.  The plaintiff who is a stockholder in the concern says that the company is insolvent and that it has an indebtedness of approximately $7.000.  Mr. Crockett also stated in his petition that there were certain properties in the plant in Akron which demanded immediate attention.  Judge Robert Miller granted the request of Crockett and named George Bolley of Akron as receiver.



By Lowell Washington

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 6, 1933

          The Fulton Bakery which has been closed for several weeks and which was formerly operated by Lowell Washington of Macy, will be reopened Saturday with Harold Washington of Fulton as proprietor.



Guy Barger

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 7, 1933

          Guy Barger has moved his plumbing and electrical shop from 115 West Seventh street to 105 East Ninth street.



Sunday Hours

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 7, 1933

          Harvey Waymire, local manager of the Western Union Telegraph Company today received an oider from company officials changing the hours, the office here will be open on Sundays in the future.  The offie in the future will be open on Sundays from 9 to 9:30 a.m. and from 5 to 5:30 p.m.  In the past the office has been open on Sundays from 9 to 10 a.m. and from 5 to 6 p.m.



Reopening Postponed

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 9, 1933

          The opening of the Bakery at Fulton by Howard Washington has been postponed for several weeks.  The baker was to have started operations last Saturday.



Steen & Felts

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 11, 1933

          Steen & Felts have moved their plumbing and electrical shop from 217 East Eighth Street, to the room at 117 East Seventh Street, in the Barrett building.  The change of location was made today.



Resign From Department

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 11, 1933

          Tom Emmons and Hugh Miller, members of the Rochester Volunter Fire Department have resigned.  It is said several more of the volunteers who are seven in number will also tender their resignations.

          The city council at a recent meeting reducd the volunteer firemen’s salary to a flat $60 per year.  Prior to this time the rate was $2.50 per man for each fire they attended.  Under an arrangement, perfected between Rochester city and township the local department


furnished fire protection to rural residents of the township. The firemen state that with the reduced salary they can not afford to attend the country fires because in many instances their expenses in going to the fire would be more than they received.



From Purdue University

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 12, 1933

          Lafayette, Ind.,, Jan. 12 - (U.P.) - Four former Purdue university students were awarded distinguished agricultural certificates at the annual luncheon of the state agricultural conference, today.

          The certificates, given in recognition of excellence in extension work have been awarded only ten men in six years.  They are issued upon winning of two gold medals or the equivalent.

          Those honored and the projects in which they excelled, included Whitney K. Gast, of Akron, pig and potato clubs.



Purchased By Hunneshagen

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 13, 1933

          H.O. Brewster has sold his cafe in Kewanna to Harry Hunneshagen of Lake Bruce.  Mr. Hunneshagen is undecided as to whether he will operate the cafe or sell it.  Mr. Brewster will move to Kokomo, where he has secured employment.



By Purdue University

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 13, 1933

          Amos Sanders left for Lafayette this morning where tonight he will be given a silver medal at a banquet which is being held at Purdue University in connection with the annual agricultural short course.  Sanders was awarded the medal because of the record made by his herd of Jersey cows during the past year.



Tells Of Her Career

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 14, 1933

          Miss Freeda Sullivan gave the following interesting account to the Station R.H.S. Staff when interviewed by a reporter



          How did I happen to get into vaudville?  Well, I’ll always think it was fate or shall I say “My Lucky Day” for it happened on the thirteenth.  Guess maybe that’s why Friday the thirteenth holds no fears for me.

          It was in 1923 when living in Tipton, I studied voice of Prof. Edward Nell, of the Metropolitan School of Music, Indianapolis.

          Otis Mitchell, who had recently returned from Australia where he completed a successful engagement, needed a high soprano to complete the cast of a new act he had purchased from the producer, Ralph Dunbar of Louisville, Kentucky.  Mr. Mitchell was at Indianapolis and consulted Prof. Nell at the Metropolitan and was informed that at that very time a soprano (who happened to be me) who would exactly fill the bill was taking a lesson.  After Mr. Mitchell and I had been introduced, we discovered that we were both from Tipton and almost neighbors.

          From that moment on I just walked on air, so excited at the thought of being given a chance to try out for vaudeville.  After having filled the qualifications of Mr. Mitchell as to height, weight and personal appearance (P.A.), I went to Louisville to sing parts of the act before Ralph Dunbar, the producer.  And believe you me, I breathed easier when I came out of his studio than when I walked in, as one qualificationj was to sing E above high C. (If you know what I mean.)

          Well, one week from that day Mr. Mitchell, three other girls and I were busy rehearsing in Louisville preparing to fill a fifty-two week contract on B.F. Keith time.  This engagement took us along the entire Eastern Coast with four weeks in Canada and fifteen weeks in the Southern states.  Those fifteen weeks down South, there were four outher acts on the bill with us; hence it was possible to enioy and live as one large family, a rare opportunit for one of the profession to do, as it is here today and gone tomorrow when you are in vaudeville.

          Homesick?  Well, it all happened so sudden and every thing was so new and interesting there was little time for homesickness until we reached New York where we experienced our first “open time” due to a misunderstanding in the booking office of Harry Wever, New York.  During one of the lonely evenings (and they can be lonely even in New York) I decided to wait till the mid-night rate and call home, for oh, I had so much to say and so many questions to ask the folks.  Well, the girls came into my room to share in my thrill of talking from New York City to Rochester After getting my call through all I could say was, “Hello, how are you?  Good-bye.” I was so choked with tears


and a big lump in my throat.  Then we four girls sure put on a crying act worthy of any Keith house.

          Oh, I haven’t told you a thing about our act, which was beautiful.  We were billed as “The Maryland Singers,” and I can proudly say we were headliners in the most of the houses we played, some of which were B.F. Keith, Portland, Me., Boston, Mass., Syracuse, N.Y., Palace, Cleveland, Ohio, and Keith on the board walk, Atlantic City.  We had the opportunity of seeing the Prince of Wales who was stopping at the same hotel we were, at the Mount Royal, Montreal, Canada.  It was down South, that we really enjoyed giving our act which carried the Southern atmosphere.

          Picture a big shining moon shining down on a winding river, a handsome youth strumming banjo, singing in a low melodious voice, and four girls dressed in goreous silk hoop skirts dresses, wearing large lace-trimmed hats and harmonizing the strains of “O Suzanna,” “Old Black Joe,” “Swanee River,” and “My Old Kentucky Home,” and you have a faint picture of the act.

          But it is like everything else, every rose must have its thorn and with all the beauty, work and pleasure we can truly say it is a tiresome fascination.  It seems those are days gone forever as far as B.F. Keith Vaudeville is concerned.



Opened By James Wilburn

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 19, 1933

          James Wilburn has opened a billiard parlor and card room at 709 Main Street, which he has named the Main Recreation Parlor.  Mr. Wilburn has operated a billiard parlor at 502 Main Street for several years.  He moved his equipment to the new parlor.  The room in which the new billiard parlor is located is the same one in which the late Reuben Gilliland operated a similar business for so many years.  In addition to card and billiard tables Mr. Wilburn will operate a lunch ounter and also sell soft drinks, confectionaries and tobacco.










Herbie Kay, Director

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 19, 1933

          Bud Dant’s orchestra which played at the Colonial Hotel and Gardens during the past summer is appearing in the Hotel Muelhbach at Kansas City.  The orchestra was recently taken over by Herbie Kay, prominent Chicago orchestra director.



To Take Movie Tests

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 26, 1933

          Rochester movie goers may sometime, within the near future, have the thrill of seeing a Fulton county girl taking a prominent part in filmdom activities.  The beautiful young lady who has been invited to Hollywood for screen tests is Miss. Margaret, 21 year old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ralph McConnell, of Kewanna.

          Miss McConnell, who is a commercial artist in Chicago, has also served as an artist’s model for some of the largest advertising agencies in the country, and it was through the reproduction oif some of her poses that Hollywood producers became interested in Miss McConnell as a potential screen star.  A double column picture of the young lady appeared in Wdnesday’s issue of the Chicago Tribune



Invited To Broadcast

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 26, 1933

          Due to the exellent concert presented last week at the Char-Bell Theatre, the LeRoy Shelton Post, 36, American Legion Band of this city has been invited by the officials of station W.O.W.O., at Fort Wayne to present a concert over that station.  A representative from Fort Wayne was present at the program last Wednesday evening.

          The arrangements are for the band to present a thirty minute concert from 12:15 to 12:45, Sunday noon February 12.  This is certainly a great honor for Rochester to have the American Legion band recognized in this manner.









The News-Sentinel, Jan. 27, 1933

          The bakery at Fulton which has been closed for some time was reopened Thursday morning.  Harold Washington is the new proprietor.



Form Partnership

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 27, 1933

          Ed Case, Akron undertaker and Robert Pletcher, underaker of Warsaw have filed a petition in the Kosciusko county circuit court announcing that they have formed a partnership and will operate undertaking parlors in Akron and Warsaw, under the firm name of Case & Pletcher.



For Rainbow Cafe

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 30, 1933

          Claude Johnson today filed a suit in the circuit court asking that a receiver be appointed for the Rainbow Cafe on North Main Street.  The defendants named are Alex Sparks and Emma Scott.  The plaintiff alleges that Sparks did not comply with the provisions of the bulk sales law when he soild the cafe to Emma Scott.  The plaintiff who asks that Emma Scott be named reeiver says Sparks owes him $47.49 on an account.



Margaret McConnell Of Kewanna

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 1, 1933

          A news item appearing in today’s Chicago Tribune, will be of interest to Fulton County friends of Miss Margaret McConnell, Kewanna girl, who has been made a most attractive offer by a movie producing company in Hollywood, the article follows:

          :”Hollywood, Calif., Feb. 1 - Margaret McConnell, the Chicago ‘Cigaret Advertisement’ girl, whose smile in the ads won her an MGM contract, was so happy and excited when she arrived in Los Angeles last night that she ‘quivered like a captured rabbit,’ to use the expression of one of the studio’s committee who went to the depot to welcome her.


          “Miss McConnell, who hails originally from Kewanna, Ind., and who attended Indiana University and the American Academy of Art in Chicago, before she began drawing fashion art and posing for advertising artists there, said it was the longest train ride she ever had, and that when she received the studio order to come West at once, ‘all my clothes were at the cleaners, and all my laundry out at the washwoman’s, and I had to catch the next train.’

          “Anyway, she looked pretty and modish in black and gray woolen coat and black felt pill box hat, when she arrived here, and she had a great time picking out items of apparel in the snappy women’s shops on Hollywood boulevard in her first mornng here, today.”



By President Hoover

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 1, 1933

          President Hoover today sent the name of Walter M. Skinner of Fulton to the Senate for confirmaiion as postmaster at Fulton.  Skinner, who is a republican, has been postmaster at Fulton for the past four years.



Charles S. Overmyer

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 4, 1933

          A branch of Geneva Chix Hatcheries has been opened up in this city on East 6th Street, by Charles S. Overmyer, of this city.  A series of large electric incubators have been installed, where all sorts oif chicks will be hatched.  Only the highest grade of time and blood-tested poultry of this well known hatchery will coime off February 28th.  After that date hatches will be on each Tuesday and Friday throughout the entire spring season.



Harry H. Sutherland, Co-inventor

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 10, 1933

          A report carried in the Gary Post will be of interest to Rochester readers as it tells of joint patent rights isued to a former resident of this city, Harry Sutherland.  Mr. Sutherland has been employed in the electrical department of the Gary Steel Mills for the past number of years.  The story in part, follows:

          “Gary, Ind. -The U.S. Patent office at Washington, D.C. has


awarded exclusive manufacturing rights on a new type heating furnace for sheet and tin manufacturing to Harry H. Sutherlnd and Stephen M Jenks.

          “Jenks, who resides at 701 Lincoln, is fuel engineer of the Gary sheet and tin mills.  Sutherland is an employee in the electricl construction department of the mills.  Application for exclusive rights, opposed by only one claim, was filed January 22, 1931.  The patent has been assigned to the American Sheet and Tin Plate Co.

          “The new furnace, according to a technical description is of a continuous type incorporating many departures from systems now in use in Gary and other sheet and tin manufacturing centers.”



Not Sold At Sheriff’s Sale

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 14, 1933

          The Hoosier Shoe Store failed to sell at sheriff’s sale today as the only bid was less than the law requires.  The law requires that property advertisd for sale by the sheriff cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of its appraised value.  The appraised value of the shoe stock was $844.  The stock of shoes will now have to be reappraised.



Henry Ford’s Idea -  Sounds Interesting?

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 14, 1933

          Henry Ford’s ideas for dividing up industrial plants into thousands of small factories scatterd over the country were recently expounded in the New York Times.  Mr. Ford remarked that there are now 5,300 manufacturers making parts for his cars, and he thinks there ought to be 50,000 of them

          Mr Ford has for some years held that life in the rural districts could be revived by arrangements by which the country people should turn out industrial merchandise as well as agricultural products.  Apparently his idea is somewhat similar to old time systems of prouction, in which much of the work of factories was done in people’s homes, or little village shops.

          In the shoe manufacturing business, for instance, it was formerly customary in many communities, for the factory managers to send out their leather to the homes, where the women stitched the uppers together, or the men attached the soles to the uppers, and performed other processes.  This system was generally abandned, because


workmen assembled in factories could perform these processes with machinery at less expense.

          But these old fashioned methods had advantages.  Farmers and village people found occupations for idle days.  These methods checked the herding of people in great cities.

          If Mr. Ford can devise plans by which country and small town people can find occupations for hours during which they would otherwse be idle, or unable to sell their labor to advantage, he will perform an inestimable service.  Electric power should give the little home town shop an advantage not possessed in the little old rural shop of former days.  Those old labors were performed by hand, but today the mighty arm of electric power reaches out into innumerable farms and villages



Gutted by Flames

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 22, 1933

          The West Side Hotel, located onj the west side of Lake Manitou, was gutted by flames at 2 o’clock this afternoon causing a loss estimated at btween $8,000 and &12,000.  A shorted wire in the engine room is believed to have caused the fire.  A strong southwest wind fanned the flames.  The loss is partially covered by insurance, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Krieghbaum, owners of the hotel, stated.

          The fire was discovered by Frank Moss, former owner of the hotel. - - - - Moss stated that the fire when he saw it was in the engine room.  This I located in the basement of a small building to the west of the hotel structure proper.



Herbie Kay, Director

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 22, 1933

          The Bud Dant’s orchestra which played at one of the Manitou’s dance pavilions last season will appear at the Indiana Ball Room, Indianapolis on next Sunday evening.  This popular band is now under the direction of Herbie Kay and it is stated they are going over in big-times style.  Their programs next Sunday evening will be sent out over the air.






Vincent Mathia, Proprietor

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 23, 1933

          Vincent Mathia of Plymouth who has announced that he will open a new bakery in the Robbins room of this city today was moving a large amount of equipment into the room he has leased.  Mr. Mathia last week opened a new bakery at Plymouth.  This is said to be one of the most modern bakeries in this section of the state.




The News-Sentinel, Feb. 24, 1933

          The Culver Citizen was judged the second best weekly newspaper in Indiana at a meeting of the Indiana Weekly Press Associatioin in Indianapolis last week.  The Corydon Republican was placed first ony three points ahead of the Citizen.



Moved Today to Brackett Bldg.

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 24, 1933

          The Rochester Glove Corporation plant was moved today from the building at 120-122 East Eighth St., to the Brackett building at the (SE) corner of Main and Fifth Streets.  Officials of the concern state that one of the most modern glove factories in the state will be opened by them in the new location.  With the changing of the location of the factory from 15 to 20 more girls will be given employment.  Work at the glove company will be resumed Monday morning.  The shop personnel is comprised of the following, Arthur Pendleton, foreman, Mrs. Aubra Emmons, head of the glove making department and Miss Nonda Sheets, bookkeeper.



Purchased by Patterson & Leininger

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 24, 1933

          Graydon S. Roe of Akron, has sold his insurance agency to Loder Patterson and Cloyde Leininger.







Purchases Hoosier Shoe Stock

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 28, 1933

          A deal of considerable import to the people of this community was transacted yesterday when the Boston Store purchased at a Sheriff’s sale the entire stock and fixtures of the Hoosier Shoe Store.

          Mr. Camblin, manager of the Boston Store announced today that the stock of shoes was secured at only a fraction of their original cost price and it was his intention to hold a sale and immediately dispose of the stock at just a slight margin over what it cost them.  - - -



Margaret McConnell Signs Contract

The News-Sentinel, Mar. 2, 1933

          According to a report carried in today’s issue of an Indianapolis newspaper, Miss McConnell, former Kewanna girl, has made good in her screen tests at Hollywood.  The story in part follows:

          Indianapolis, March 2 - Margaret McConnell of Kewanna, Ind., the Hoosier beauty who attracted the attention of Hollywood by the distinction with which she posed for cigaret ads, has gone to Hollywood and made good on the strength of that first impression.  She has been given a long term, option-period contract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Her trip to the studio was a gamble- her transportation was provided, but it was a round trip ticket and all depended on the satisfaction of officials with her screen tests.  “I guess they weren’t very optimistic at first,” Miss McConnell said. “Now I feel so relieved.”



Herman Coplen, Owner

The News-Sentinel, Mar. 3, 1933

          Fulton County and community is to have an up-to-date modern public sales barn, located in the rear of the Brackett building situated at the (SE) corner of Main and 5th Streets, Rochester, Ind.  The new sales barn is being built by Herman Coplen, of this city, formerly a co-partner with Ira Bastow in the Peoples Auction Co. of Rochester

          This firm dissoved partnership a few days ago, and Mr. Bastow will continue to conduct sales at the East 8th Street sales barn, while Mr. Coplen who has secured the services of Auctioneer Harold Steiner of Plymouth, Ind., will operate his sales at the above location.



Starts Free Swap Adv. Column

The News-Sentinel, Mar. 3, 1933

          Beginning Monday, March 6th, the News-Sentinel will inaugurate a “Swap Adv. Column” as a feature to its classified advertising department.  There will be no charge for the “Swap” ads and if space permits they may possibly be repeated for a few days.  The offer will continue as long as the demand for this service continues.

          The purpose of the “Swap” ads will be to find an outlet for any over supply of livestock, farm products or articles of any description.  The offer must be for “trade” and not for sale, and wherever possible it is advisable to limit the advertisements so as not to exceed 25 words.      With the free swap advertisements an offer including the free advertising of unemployed men or women seeking work for either cash payments or exchange of labor for food or farm produce, is also made to the people of this community.



Moved to 502 Main Street

The News-Sentinel, Mar. 11, 1933

          The National Tire Store which has been operated in the Brackett building at 503 Main Street, was moved today to the room at 502 Main St.,  AE. Peconge, manager of the concern stated.  Tires, batteries and auto accessories are sold in the store.



Margaret McConnell Receives

The News-Sentinel, Mar. 13, 1933

          A recent news story appearing in the Chicagoi Tribune, reports:

          “Hollywood, Cal., Mar. 10 - (Chicago Tribune Press Service) - Margaret McConnell, the Chicago advertising girl beauty, isn’t getting rich in her venture into the movies, having been assigned to her first actual screen job just before the eight weeks’ half salary rule went into effect, but she says she’s getting a ‘liberal education.’

          “MGM studio, which put the brown-eyed, raven-haired beauty under contract for seven years-providing her successive options are renewed-thinks well enough of Miss McConnell’s film future to have her under Oliver Hinsdale and Dr. Fleischmann as daily drama and voice instructors.  More than that she is learning technique by acting as “stand-in-girl” for Benita Hume in the all star cast which is polishing


“Service” into screen foirm under Director Clarence Brown.

          “Watching Lew Stone Miss Hume and Elizabeth Allen, who, like the Hume girl, is an English importation, go through 500 feet of intricate acting business and emotional dialogue with Miss McConnell yesterday, I saw Director Brown sneak a peek at the McConnell girl, who seemed as wrapped up in the emotion of the scene as the principals theselves.  “Alice in Wonderland,” the director murmured softly.”



“Dutch” John Kreigle Retires

The News-Sentinel, Mar. 15, 1933

          At the regular meeting of the city council held Tuesday evening William Foore, of this city, was appointed caretaker of the Rochester city tourist camp and park which is located at the southwestern edge of the city.

          “Dutch” John Kreigle, former caretaker, who will be 90 years of age on July 3rd this year, has been placed on the retired list, with a nominal pension being granted him throughout the remainder of his life.  With the action taken last night by the city fathers “Uncle Dutch” completed 67 years of service as a city employee.

          In an interview with the former caretaker, today, he stated he came to this country from Hanover, Germany when a lad of nine or ten years of age.  For a few years he resided with an uncle in Napoleon, Ohio, and from that city he removed to Rochester.  His first job in this city was that of a “handy man” at the old Central Hotel which at that time was operated by Newt Nellans.

          After working several years in the hostelry he resigned to accept a job as street cleaner for the city, which job he held until he was appointed caretaker of the Rochester Tourist camp several years ago.

          “Uncle Dutch” is now comfortably located in the upstairs rooms of the city building, located just east of the city hall where city oifficials and firemen keep in close touch as to the welfare of the retired employee.  Mr. Kreigle has been doing his own house-keeping snce the death of his second wife which occurred in the year of 1922.  His first wife, “Barbara,” who was also a native of Germany, passed away 22 years ago.

          The retired caretaker stated he was still in good enough physical condition to do such odd jobs as mowing lawns, spading gardens and other light chores and would solicit his numerous friends for work this


spring and summer. “Uncle Dutch” said he would exchange such services in return for clothing, meals or food-stuffs.



Noted by United Press

The News-Sentinel, Mar. 15, 1933

          Chicago, March 15 - (UP.) - Smoke curling from the chimneys of farm houses untenanted for years signals a mid-western “back to the farm” movement, a United Press survey revealed today.



Val Zimmerman, Fulton County Chairman

The News-Sentinel, Mar. 15, 1933

          Val Zimmerman today received a letter from J.L. Digan, of Logansport, Second District Chairman, that he has been appointed Fulton County Chairman of the Unemployment Relief Commission.  The first meeting of the County Chairman will be held Friday, March 17th at the city hall in Logansport.



Unique Bakery, Ernest Mathia, Prop.

The News-Sentinel, Mar. 17, 1933

          A new business will open in this city next Thursday, it being a modern up-to-date bakery, owned and operated by Ernest Mathia, an experienced baker of Plymouth.  The new shop which will be known as the Unique Bakery will be located in the Robbins building in the 700 block of this city. - - - - -



Cecil Snapp, Manager

The News-Sentinel, Mar. 20, 1933

          Local grocers and restaurant owners this morning received a letter from Simon Brothers wholesale grocers of South Bend, stating that the company had purchased the Peru Grocery Company.  The transaction was completed Saturday and the new owners took immediate possession.  Announcement was also made in the letters received here that Cecil Snapp had been named manager of the Peru Grocery Company.- - - - Jess Murden of Peru was the president of the Peru Grocery Company.




Resultds Satisfactory

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 1, 1933

          With today’s issue the News-Sentinel’s free Swap Advertising column will come to a close.  The purpose of this offer was to familiarize the people of this community with the results which may be obtained through the use of this form of advertising.

          Although no accurate check-up of results on the hundreds of small Swap advs. was attempted, voluntary reports from the “traders” proved beyond a doubt that better than 70 percent of these advertisements proved successful.  In additioin to the “for trade” feature several people seeking various forms of work reported they were able to find employment throught the medium of this column

          The manager of the Swap column knows of only one instance where a ‘for swap” advertisement failed to bring in any prospects for the advertiser and this was the adv. in which “Dad” Squires tried to trade his rather aged, and somewhat dilapidated general “hawling” horse for a later model of the equine species.  “Dad” frankly admits he has no faith in the power of the swap advs.  Rather a severe test tho, thinks the publisher



Charles H. Bailey

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 1, 1933

          Charles H. Bailey, well known democrat and owner of the Manitou Hatchery, was in Indianapolis Saturday to complete details of assuming the position of county wholesaler of beer for Fulton County.  Bailey carried with him the recommendations of leading democrats of thie county and had no opposition for the position.  It is generally understood here and at excise headquarters in the capital that he would be appointed and would qualify for the office today.

          James Brooke, lumber dealer, who had been favorably considered for the post voluntarily withdrew from the race on Friday stating that he felt this action would promote party harmony in the community.  He threw his support to Bailey and recommendations were made accordingly.

          Bailey when appointed must pay a license fee of $1,000, must give a bond of $5,000, must form a distributing company and incorporate.  It is understood he will establish a warehouse here for beer storage and will dispense the liquid to retailers in the territory.



To Be in Hoover Bldg.

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 4, 1933

          The first bowling alleys Rochester has had in many years will be thrown open to the public on or about Thursday, April 13.  Four alleys will be ready for action at that time.  It was announced Mayor Charles Jones will have the honor of tossing the first ball down the alleys.

          The alleys are located in the Hoover Building at 601 Main street.  They will be managed by Clinton H. Muchnic of New York City who will be assisted by Elliott Bailey who has returned to this city to make his home.

          Mr. Muchnic is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.  He has been associated with the Otis Elevator Company and the Union Switch and Signal Company.  It is the plan of Mr. Muchnic to form teams for both ladies and men and to schedule games with teams from nearby cities.

          Sport lovers will be handed a real treat with the opening of the new standard duck pin bowling alleys.  This form of amusement, has been sweeping the country by storm during the past few months.  Twelve young men will be given employment as pin setters and six young ladies as score keepers.

          Construction of the alleys to be known as “Rochester Bowling Alleys” was started today with local carpenters being employed whenever possible.  With a large crew working completion of the set-up in time for the grand opening was assured.

          All equipment being installed comes from the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co.  All four alleys at this time will be for duck-pin bowling with ten-pin alleys to be installed in the fall at the advent of the winter bowling season.  Duck-pins are popular in the summer season because they are less strenuous than ten-pins although just as intresting.

          The alleys, pins, balls and other equipment are of the select class and all are brand new.  The management of the alleys stresses cleanness and respectability and an atmosphere of refinement and the bowling alleys are expected to be just as much an inducement for women as for men.  In many cities one-third of the bowlers are women.







Sold to Stephen Shepherd

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 5, 1933

          William Stone has sold his cafe in Leiters Ford to Stephen Shepherd, former manager of the Home Lumber Company at Leiters Ford.  Possession was given this morning.  Mr. Stone and his nephew, Harvey Turner, will locate in Kewanna.



Kenneth Jagger, on W.G.L.

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 6, 1933

          Kenneth Jagger, son of Mr & Mrs. Ray Jagger, will be on the prgram from station W.G.L. Fort Wayne, Saturday afteroon at three o’clock.  Kenneth will play a piano solo.



Receives First Load of Beer

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 7, 1933

          Rochester’s first load of the recently legalized 3.2 per cent beer arrived in this city at three o’clock this afternoon in one of the Bailey Beverage Co. Trucks.  The load contained 140 cases of Hoosier Brew.

          Permits for the retailing of the beverage were received late yesterday by Charles Talbert, proprietor of the Talbert Inn, Lake Manitou, and the New York Candy Kitchen, this city.



To Be Set Up In Indiana

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 10, 1933

          Indianapolis, April 10, -- Governor Paul V. McNutt announced yesterday that Indiana has completed arrangements for immediate  establishment of two federal reforestation camps in this state and for the recruiting of the approximately 6,000 men who will be sent to similar camps in all parts of the country from Indiana.

          Approximately $925,000 will be spent in the Indiana camp if the plan is approved.  The governor said the camps in Indiana can be set up as soon as final authorization is received from Washington.

          He said lists of Indaana men available for work will be forwarded to Washington.

          Indications are that Indiana will be included in the third 25,000 men to be enrolled before May 1.  Under the plan drafted by the


governor, the two camps in this state will be set up at the Morgan-Monroe county forest and the Clark county forest.

          Two hundred men will be employed at each place.  The federal plan calls for the recruiting of men between the ages of 18 and 25 to plant, protect and improve public owned forests.  The project will extend over two years but workers will be recruited for six month periods with the privilege of extensions of six months.

          The men will go to a two-weeks’ conditioning camp before beginning work and the government will pay all costs of transportation.

          When the work is started the men will reeive one dollar a day and food, lodging and clothing.  An effort is to be made to have each send from $20 to $25 a month to his family.

          Other projects which may be proposed later for Indiana will include similar camps at the Jasper-Pulaski game preserve and the Brown county game preserve.

          The governor said recruits will be selected by local relief agencies.  He said there is not to be any registration of applicants but townhip poor relief lists will serve that purpose.



Result of Merger of Two Shops

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 10, 1933

          Through a merger of two of Rochester’s leading beauty parlors which was made last week, the city now has one of the most modern and up-to-date cosmetic parlors in this section of the state.  The new parlors which are located in the basement of the Black & Bailey hardware building will be operated under the trade name of The Manitou Beauty Shop.

          The former beauty parlors of Mrs. Edythe Heeter and Mrs Lucille Steen were the ones combined in the consolidation and several new machines designed to add to the attractiveness of the fairer sex have been installed.  The new shop embraces six attractively and well-appointed booths, and a most spacious and comfortably arranged lobby. - - - -



Open 7:30 This Evening

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 17, 1933

          The Rochester Bowling Alleys in the Hoover building, will be open to the public at 7:30 o’clock this evening. - - - -



C.I. Clemens & Son, R.K. Clemens

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 17, 1933

          Rochester has a new law firm which opened up today in the oiffice rooms of the Masonic building.  The barristers are former Judge C.I. Clemens, and his son, R.K. Clemens, both of Gary, Ind.  The elder member of the firm is a former resident of Fulton county, he having taught school in Fulton, Akron and Athens for a number of years.

          Mr. C.I. Clemens practiced law in the steel city for a number of years and also served 12 years as judge of the Lake County Circuit Court.  He is a member of the Gary, Lake County and 10th Dist. State Bar associations.  The junior member is a graduate of the Valparaiso college and Indiana university law courses.  Mr. & Mrs. C.I. Clemens have taken up their residency at 440 East 9th street Mrs. Clemens wa formerly Miss Clara Burns, of this city.



New Manager

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 17, 1933

          Voris Carter has taken over the management of the Shell American Oil Company station at 516-522 Main Street.



Sold to McCord & Hayworth

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 18, 1933

          A business transaction which has been in course of negotiation for the past several days was culminated Tuesday morning whereby The Rochester Lumber and Supply Co. was sold to RS. McCord of Montezuma, Ind., and W.W. Hayworth of Attica, Ind.  The retiring owner of the lumber company, James L Brooke, has not as yet announced his plans for the future but did state he would probably enter some business project in this city.

          Mr Brooke had operated ther local lumber company for the past four years.  - - - - Mr. & Mrs. McCord have already taken up their residency in Rochester at 816 Pontiac Street. - - - - The new firm will be operated under the name of The Manitou Lumber Co.







Male Quartette To Broadcast

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 21, 1933

          The Four Kings, a male quartette from Akron of which organization Estil Rogers is a member, will broadcast over station WOWO on Sunday afternoon May 7 from 2:45 to 3 p.m. (CST).



Moved to 612 Main St.

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 22, 1933

          The Mabie Cafe has been moved from the Robbins room on the south side of the public square to the room at 612 Main Street.



Leases Hoosier Store room

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 24, 1933

          The managment of the Rochester Boston Store announced today that they had leased the Hoosier Store room of C.K. Plank, which they will immediately adjoin with their present business room at 806 Main street. - - - - -

          According to Mr. Abe Zimmerman, manager of the Boston Store, the Rochester store will carry a complete line of furniture, rugs, linoleums, wall paper and kindred items of household articles.  They will also greatly enlarge their ladies ready to wear. - - - The Boston Store is under the direct supervision of Mr. L.M. Camblin of this city.



Purchased by James L. Brooke

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 24, 1933

          Another business deal of considerable moment was transacted in this city Saturday, when James L. Brooke purchased the W.H Deniston Elevator and Coal business.  The new proprietor assumed active control of the business Monday morning.

          Mr. Deniston who has been engaged in the elevator and coal business in Rochester for over half a century is retiring from the business field after a most successful career in this community.  The new proprietor Mr. Brooke who recently sold his lumber company has a wide clientele of business patrons through Rochester and surrounding community, and is thoroughly experienced in the grain and coal business.  He will contnue to operate the business under the name of


the W.H. Deniston Elevator Co and will strive to render the same efficient, high-class service which brought such unstinted patronage to his predecessor.  A complete stock of feeds and seeds are being added to the supplies line of the elevator



For Milo Swihart

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 24, 1933

          Neighbors and friends of Milo Swihart who resides on a farm east of Argos who was shot by chicken thieves several weeks ago, gathered at his home Saturday and sowed 22 acres of oats and clover for him.



To Former Strong Store Location

The News-Sentinel, Apr. 28, 1933

          Ed Fleck of Akron, has purchased the building formerly occupied by the E.O. Strong store in Akron and will remodel the rooms preparatory to moving his grocery store to that location.



Estel Bemenderfer Begins Patrol Duty

The News-Sentinel, May. 5, 1933

          Rochester’s new state policeman, Estel Bemenderfer, returned to his home in this ciy Thursday afternoon and took up his patrol duty.  The new official attired in his gaily adorned uniform and mounted on his white motorcycle presents a most striking appearance.

          Mr. Bemenderfer, together with 61 other state policemen has just completed a week’s special training course at Indianapolis under the direction of Captain Matt Leach.  The local officer’s route for the present will be from Rochester to Plymouth, to Etna Green to Mentone, thence to Akron and return to this city.- - - - -

          All of the new policemen are vested with the same authoirity for arrest as that of county sheriff only their scope of jurisdiction is state-wide instead of county.  The Rochester officer will be under the supervision of Lieut. Fisher, of LaGrange.  State Patrolman Edminester of Peru will cover the Peru, Logansport, Rochester and Wabash territory. - - - -  If Indiana’s force doesn’t gain a reputation equal to that of the Northwest Mounted then Capt. Leach and Director Feeney are going to be disappointed.



Leased to E.F. Todd

The News-Sentinel, May. 5, 1933

          E.F. Todd of Lucerne has leased the Herman Bauer bakery at Kewanna and has assumed control of the same.  Mr. Todd is an experienced baker.  His first baking came from the ovens Thursday.



Openened by Gene Brubaker

The News-Sentinel, May. 9, 1933

          A modern and well equipped auto and electrical repair shop has just been opened in the building formerly occupied by the Owen Davisson Electric shop, located at 627 Main street by Gene Brubaker, of this city. - - - - The new proprietor has already opened his shop and is ready for buriness.  Mr. Davisson, who formerly operated the electric supply and battery shop, is engaged as an insurance salesman in Illinois.



Reelects Henry A Barnhart, President

The News-Sentinel, May.11, 1933

          Indianapolis, May 11 (U.P.) H.A. Barnhart of Rochester was reeleced president of the Indiana Telephone Association at the annual meeting here today.



Lyon Terry on Big Project

The News-Sentinel, May.11, 1933

          Lyon Terry, son of Frank Terry, 902 Jefferson St., sailed on the Acquitania Wednesday night from New York his destination being Vienna, Austria.  Terry, who is an engineer will go to Europe for the European Gas & Electrical Company, to supervise some construction work there.  He is vice president of Ralph E. Davis, Inc., of New York City, an engineering firm.

          Terry will spend a few days in London following his arriival there May 16th and then will proceed to Hamburg, Germany, and thence on to Vienna.  He expected to be abroad until August.  His wife and children will remain at their home in New York.

          Lyon graduated from Rochester High School in the class of 1911 and then majored in engineering at the University of Michigan, graduating in 1915.  Since then he has been in engineering work and


has supervised some large projects in various places over the country.  One of these which received much notice was the laying of large oil pipe lines across the Mississippi River.



J.E. Rouch Returned to Kewanna Station

The News-Sentinel, May.12, 1933

          J.E. Rouch former ticket agent at Kewanna has been returned to that position after an absence of 12 years during which time he has lived at Muncie.  Mr. G.C. House, who has been the agent at Kewanna, for the railrad is awaiting word as to where he will be assigned.  (sic)



Preparing to organize a post here

The News-Sentinel, May.13, 1933

          Harry Mills of Indianapolis, department adjutant of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be here Sunday at 2:30 p.m., at which time he will assist in the organization of a post of the service organization.  The meeting will be held in the city hall.  All veterans of any war who have seen foreign service are asked to attend the meeting.  Enough ex-service men have signed to insure the organization of chapter of the Veterans of Foreigh Wars here.



Facing The Future

The News-Sentinel, May.15, 1933

          Henry Ford remarks that the American people are facing the future, that they have made a complete turn around.  Instead of curing the troubles of depression by the old financial and political machinery that has gotten out of gear, they are adopting new methods and plans, and are entering on a new era.

          But this spirit is not new.  Every pioneer colonist who crossed the ocean in the old days showed this same ability to strike-out into an unknown future.  He sailed across an ocean that was of terrific extent for those days, with scarce a conception of the hostile and terrifying condition he had to meet.

          The settling of the great west of our country was another example of this resolute facing of the future.  The pioneers toiled over those endless plains, and it took them months to cover ground that our trains and airplanes cover in a few hours.  They found perils absolutely


unknown in their quiet villages in the east.  They had faith in their power to meet all unknown terrors.

          These bold pioneers did not by any means break with their past.  They were not destructive iconoclasts, who scornfully rejected all the old civilization had to teach them.  They brought with them laws and schools and churches and customs that were much like those left behind, only the new way of living avoided many old evils.

          Our people have concluded today that it is wrong that large elements of our population are plunged in dire poverty.  Something must be done to give them opportunity.  A country in which masses of people are not able to procure the necessities of life, must somehow open the way to providing those necessities.  The American people have resolved to do that, and in so doing, they are in Mr. Ford’s words, resolutely facing the future.



Post Named in Honor of John Nicodemus

The News-Sentinel, May.19, 1933

          A Veterans of Foreign Wars post was organized here last night at a meeting which was held in the City Hall. - - - - At the meeting last night it was voted to name the post the John Nicodemus Post in honor of John Nicodemus son of Mr. & Mrs. William Nicodemus of this city.  Nicodemus was one of the first enlisted men from Fulton county in the world war who was killed in action in France.- - - -



Incorporation Papers Issued

The News-Sentinel, May.20, 1933

          Akron, Ind. May 20 - Incorporation papers were issued by the secretar of state at Indianapolis yesterday to the Shank Hardware Foundry Corp. of Akron.  The object of the firm is to manufacture casting.  Incorporators are Homer L. Shank, John Lockerbie, Michele Bibbo and Raphael P. Quanrandillo.



Accepted Men Announced

The News-Sentinel, May.23, 1933

          The board of examiners of the Citizens Conservation Corps has accepted 10 Fulton County men for places in the corps.  Val Zimmerman chairman of the unemployment relief committee of the


county announced today.  The men were examined by government doctors at Logansport Monday.  Two men were rejected because of physical disability while two men who had gone as alternates were not accepted at this time as the county’s quota is now filled.  Following is a list of the men who passed the examination: Clyde M. Nolen, Dean Ford, James McKee, Albert Dubois, Robert Hartung, Hendley Hutchinson, Echo McCalla, Roy C. Kline, James Croussore and Murray Maudlin.



Martha Jane Godfroy

The News-Sentinel, May.23, 1933

          Peru, Ind., May 23 - Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Godfroy, 74, wife of Gabriel Godfroy, last war chief of the Miami Indians, were conducted here yesterday.  Her body was laid to rest in the Godfroy cemetery, near here, beside that of her husband, who died in 1910.



Fulton County Grads

The News-Sentinel, May.23, 1933

          Among the graduates from Manchester College this spring are listed the following from Fulton County: Russell D. Walters, Rochester, Bachelor of Arts degree; John Norman Hiatt, Rochester, Bachelor of Science in Education; James W. Riley, Akron, Bachelor of Science in Education; Ray P. Hendrickson, Fulton, two years normal course; Wm. Everett Juillerat, Rochester, two years normal course; Donald Eugene Kanouse, Rochester, two year normal course; Trella M. Kuhn, Akron, two year normal course; Annetta Marsh, Akron, two year normal course. - - - -



Fulton County Grads

The News-Sentinel, May.24, 1933

          Fulton County will be represented in the graduation class of DePawu University by two students, Robert O. McMahan of Rochester and Hubert W. Urbin of Kewanna.







Sells Certainteed Products

The News-Sentinel, May.25, 1933

          The Carlton Coal Co. announced today that it becomes whoilesalers in a large territory for the Certainteed Products Corp., of Chicago.  They will also retail their goods in this community.  The company makes and sells roll and shingle roofing, roof paint and plastic cement. - - - - Francis Carlton, proprietor, has constructed a large building adjacent to the office where the Certainteed products will be stored. - - - -



Awarded Scholarship

The News-Sentinel, May.25, 1933

          Bloomington, Ind. May 25 - The Dewey-Brayton scholarship awarded each year to some freshman student of the Indiana University medical school who is of superior quality and in need of financial assistance, has been awarded to John Ferry, of Akron, for 1932-1933, according to the announcement here today of the I.U. board of trustees.  The scholarship which amounts to the interest on $840 was established by Miss Jennie B. Dewey, of Chicag, in the memory of the late Alembert W. Brayton.



Shipped to World’s Fair

The News-Sentinel, May.26, 1933

          Fish from the lakes and streams of Fulton county will make up a leading part of the exhibit at the Century of Progress at Chicago which opens Saturday.  The fish were shipped out of Rochester this afternoon and will be swimming in the large glass pools there Saturday ready to be seen by fair visitors when the gates are opened.

          The exhibition at the world’s fair is under the supervision of the United States Bureau of Fisheries. - - - -

          The fish included in the group sent to Chicago were eight large mouth bass, one small mouth bass, one white bass, twelve rock bass,, twelve bluegills, twelve red sunfish, five red ears, six bull heads, six catfish, one channel catfish and twelve crappies. - - - - A messenger from the bureau exhibit came to Plymouth bringing a number of cans. These were brought to Rochester - - - fish put in the cans, trucked to Plymouth, and at 3:30 loaded on fast express train for Chicago. - - -



Unsold White Elephant Sale

The News-Sentinel, May.26, 1933

          Mel True announced today that he will give away Saturday afternoon after 2 p.m. at his home in East Rochester to worthy people the remainder of the stock of the recent White Elephant Sale.  The stock consists in part of about 100 pairs of women’s shoes and 100 women’s hats.  Mr. True resides at 544 East Eighth Street.



Everybody Has To Pay

The News-Sentinel, May.27, 1933

          The American people will be paying debts contracted during the World War, for a generation after the war closed.  And they will be paying for years to come, the debts which the recent depression is imposing on the country.  The government is now going to enter on a large program of public works to furnish employment for the idle.  They need the work, and public sentiment says we must loosen up somehow, and give it to them.

          But a good many people who clamor for something to be done to provide such work, are not equally enthusiastic when it comes to paying taxes for it.  They generally look for someone else to pay taxes.

          The common theory is that new taxes should be levied upon the people of wealth.  But there are not so many people of wealth as there were.  These folks have the legal right, if the taxes appear to them to be too heavy, to put their money into tax exempt bonds.  So when people demand more expenditure by the government to find work for the idle, everybody has to help pay for it.  In times like these, it is necessary to spend money for relief purposes, but people should not get the idea that they can enter upon liberal expenditures without having to pay for it.  When taxes go up, everybody is hit, directly or indirectly.

          If the federal government cannot pay its ordinary bills, and if it keeps running into debt for some costs, it is not operated on business principles.  If it wants to maintain its credit it must quit that imprudent policy.  But if its expenditures provide permanent additions to the resources of the nation, the expenditure may be well justified.  However, people should always understand, that when they vote to have the government run into debt, they vote more taxes which they will have to help pay themselves.



To Play at Speedway Races

The News-Sentinel, May.29, 1933

          The Rochester American Legion Band will leave early in the morning for Indianapolis where they will participate with a number of other bands from all over the state in the annual parade which precedes the 500 mile race at the Indianapolis speedway.  There will be from 1200 to 1500 musicians united in this one band which has the reputation of being the largest band in the world.

          Director Ayrton Howard states that a full band will be taken on the trip.  In former years each band has been given a place about the track to play until the race is over but this year the parade will end the musical activities of the day.



Guy Anderson Night Attendant

The News-Sentinel, May.29, 1933

          Guy Anderson, has accepted a position as night attendant at the Plank & Son Phillips 66 filling station on South Main.  The station will now be in operation 24 hours each day.



2-Mile Parade Planned

The News-Sentinel, June.1, 1933

          Huntington, Ind. June 1- The parade of the Indiana Grand Army of the Republkc encampment here June 14 will be two miles long and contain more than 50 floats the local ommittee on arrangements announced today.  Boy Scouts, school and civic organizatins will be represented in the parade.  More than 10,000 delegates and visitors are expected here for the encampment.



Photographed at Citizens Cemetery

The News-Sentinel, June 1, 1933

          There were five soldiers of the Civil War who met and stood in line for a picture at the Citizens Cemetery Decoration day, accompanied by Old Glory - the flag that led them to victory.  They were Chauncey Coplen, age 89, Israel (Doc) Johnson, 88, John Shelton, 86, Joseph Ormsbee, 85, and Thomas E Bowers, 85.




Three Students From Rochester

The News-Sentinel, June 7, 1933

          Donald Miller, James Miller, and Wendell Tombaugh, all of Rochester, are among the group of 372 Indiana Uiversity students who were neither absent nor late for any military classes during the school semester just closing.  These students will receive a grade of “A” for their military work, according to Col. O.P. Robinson, commandant of the university’s R.O.T.C. unit.



1933 Grads

The News-Sentinel, June 7, 1933

          Indiana University’s 140th annual commencement exeercises to be held June 12th will honor a graduating class of about 1,000 members.  The Fulton County tentative list, the major subject of each candidate and the degree sought are as follows:

          Akron:   John L. Ferry, A.A., Anatomy and Physiology; Ruth E. Godwin, A.B. Sociology.

          Kewanna:   Donald R. Conrad, B.S., Commerce and Finance; Robert T. Lord, doctor of dental surgery.

          Rochester:    Imri Blackburn, doctor of philosophy, history; Virgil Miller, B.S. Medicine and Lewis Witham, M.S. Education.



Books “Frosty” Graham’s Collegians

The News-Sentinel, June 9, 1933

          The Fairview Gardens, Lake Manitou today announced that “Frosty” Graham’s Collegians of Indiana University had been secured to furnish the music at this resort for the summer season. - - - -



“Connie’s” Orchestra

The News-Sentinel, June 10, 1933

          “Connie” Connaughton’s orchestra from station WKBF Indianapolis has been secured for Sunday evening June 11th.

          Tonight Hal Hohman’s band will play at the Colonial. - - - -






Purchased by Harry Karn

The News-Sentinel, June 13, 1933

          The Cloud & Son grocery and department store at Macy has been sold to Harry Karn it was announced today.  The purchaser who has been employed in the Coffee Shop here for several years is well known in this city. - - - - - A store bearing the name of Cloud has been in operation at Macy for the past 56 years.  For the past 27 years Otto Cloud has been the manager of the Macy store.  Mr. Cloud will now devote his entire time to his stores in Fulton, Bourbon and Rochester. 



1933 Grads

The News-Sentinel, June 13, 1933

          Six young people from Fulton county were among the 798 graduates in the 1933 class of Purdue University who received diplomas at the 59th annual commencement exercises held this morning at the University Armory.  Degrees were conferred today on 707 persons by President E.C. Elliott and 91 oters who have completed the prescribed courses since last June comprise the class. - -

          Those from Fulton county were:

          Rochester - David W. Deamer, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical engineering; Lyman D. Burkett, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; LeRoy D. Graves, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; Robert E. Osborn, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Donald J. Hendrickson, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

          Akron:   Thelma A. Maby, Bachelor of Science in Home Economics.



Purchased by Alexander & Adamson

The News-Sentinel, June 15, 1933

          Announcement was made today by Fred Alexander and Arthur Adamson that they had purchased the restaurant at 317 East Ninth Street of Mrs. Minnie Capp.  - - - -

          The purchasers intend to operate the cafe on the same high plane as it has been conducted in the past.





Trip by Culver H.S.  Senior Class

The News-Sentinel, June 15, 1933

          The members of the senior class of Culver High School, some instructors and friends are enjoying a trip to the Century of Progress at Chicago this week.  There are 67 persons in the party.



Red Nichols Coming

The News-Sentinel, June 16, 1933

          According to an announcement made by the Colonial Gardens today the Red Nichols and His World Famous Pennies Orchestra will furnish the music for the Sunday evening dance crowd.  This internationally known band is booked through the Music Corporation of America.



Macklin’s Band To Return

The News-Sentinel, June 19, 1933

          On next Saturday night Hall Macklin with his orchestra, from the University of Illinois, which band played a very successful five day engagement at Fairview will return there to play for the rest of the summer season. - - - -



Karl Gast Named Postmaster

The News-Sentinel, June 20, 1933

          Karl Gast, well known business man of Akron, has assumed the office of postmaster at Akron following his appointment.  He took over his new duties last Friday succeeding Harley Secore who has served in that capacity for the last eight and one-half years.  Gast is a democrat while Secore is a republican.- - - - -

          Others who were considered for the place were Marion Fultz, former postmaster, Earl Barr and Fred Walgamuth.  The position pays $2,000 a year.

          Mr. Gast owns the motion picture theatre at Akron, is oiwner of a plumbing & electrical business and manages a farm.  W.E. Ackert of Kewanna has been placed as manager of his plumbing and electrical business.




Reduced to Fourth Class

The News-Sentinel, June 20, 1933

          The postoffice at Fulton will be reduced from one in the third class to the fourth class on July 1st it was learned here today. - - - -

          The salary of the postmaster at Fulton now is $1150 per year but this will be reduced some under the new classification.- - - -



To Hold Reunion

The News-Sentinel, June 21, 1933

          Ponca City, Okla.  (U.P.) - The Kay County Old Settlers association, including those who made the run for homes on the Cherokee strip when it was opened in 1893, will hold its annual reunion next September 16.



Will Summer in Winona

The News-Sentinel, June 21, 1933

          J.E. Beyer has informed friends in this city that he will leave his home in Sacramento, Cal., today for the East to spend the summer.  He will arrive at his summer home in Winona on July 2 for an extended visit.  Later he will tour the East.



Jack Crawford Band Sunday Night

The News-Sentinel, June 23, 1933

          The featured band at the Colonial Hotel for Sunday night will be the Jack Crawford Victor Recording Orchestra, which is being booked through the Music Corporation of America. - - - -



Hugh G. McMahan Named Postmaster

The News-Sentinel, June 23, 1933

          The postmastership at Rochester underwent a sudden change today when Hugh G. McMahan was appointed to take the place of Howard DuBois. - - - -

          DuBois was appointed postmaster by Herbert Hoover, his commission being dated February 25, 1931 but he was not officially notified and assumed office until April 11th following. - - - -



Purchased by Mr. Ron Hurst

The News-Sentinel, June 27, 1933

          Mrs. Ron Hurst has purchased the peanut and popcorn wagon and confectionary stand at the (SW) corner of Main and Eighth streets of Ike Emmons.  Mrs. Hurst has taken possession of the wagon and is now operating the same.



Charles Culp, at 430 Main

The News-Sentinel, July 3, 1933

          Charles Culp, an experienced barber, has opened a shop at 430 Main Street.  Mr. Culp moved here from Drumright, Okla.



Three Boys to Go This Year

The News-Sentinel, July 3, 1933

          This year there will be only three boys from Fulton county to attend the Citizen Military Training Camp at Fort Benjamin Harrison.  This is due to the fact government ordered that there be no basic or first year course given in camp this summer. - - - -

          Those that will report for their months training at Ft. Benjamin Harrison Wednesday are Frank Raymer, Leslie Ross, and Ralph Zimmerman, all of Rochester.



Noble Sissel’s Band July 7th

The News-Sentinel, July 5, 1933

          Noble Sissel and His International Dance Orchestra will be at the Colonial Gardens next Sunday evening and advance reports are that this renouned colored dance band is not only as good as ever but even better.  This is the orchestra that starred in “Shuffle Along,” and here is your chance to see and hear them in person.

          Sissel’s orchestra - - -the only colored orchestra to play a major hotel spot.  He has only recently terminated his engagement at the Park Central Hotel, New York - - - -







Purchases Sally Ann Merchndise

The News-Sentinel, July 6, 1933

          Through a deal consumated Wednesday the Boston store of this city becomes the owner of the remaining stock of goods of the Sally Ann Shoppe, this city, which has gone out of business. - - - -



Traded for Farm Near Pretty Lake

The News-Sentinel, July 6, 1933

          Woodson Nelson this week traded a meat market at Kewanna to George Morris for a 40-acre farm near Pretty Lake.  Mr. Morris is an experienced butcher.  He has taken charge of the shop and Nelson has moved to the farm.



Howard Harter, Manager

The News-Sentinel, July 6, 1933

          Howard Harter has been named manager of the Phillips 66 oil station at Athens.  The station was formerly managed by Friendy Swartz.



Dr. F.C. Dilman and Dr. C.A. Doud, Offices

The News-Sentinel, July 7, 1933

          Merle Lichtenwalter, of Centralia, Ill., has purchased the lots adjoining the R. & K. Restaurant in Fulton where the old Fulton Leader office stood.  It is reported that he will erect a new structure which will house offices for Dr. F.C. Dielman and Dr. C.A. Doud, their offices having been destroyed by the same fire that confiscated the newspaper office.  It is said that material from the old Mt. Olive school building which was purchased by Mr. Lichtenwalter about a year ago, at an auction sale, will be used in the construction.










Catherine Feltus Engaged to Sing

The News-Sentinel, July 7, 1933

          Patrons of the Fairview Gardens will be glad to learn that Miss Catherine Feltus, of Bloomington and Indiana University has been engaged to sing at the Fairview Gardens for the remainder of the season.

          Kate, as she is known among her friends, has a charming personality and a most pleasing voice.  She has sung the leading roles in all of the musical productions at the Indiana university during the last winter and spring seasons and carries her parts in a most efficient manner.  Miss Feltus will make her initial appearance at the Gardens Saturday evening.



Ten More Girls Hired

The News-Sentinel, July 10, 1933

          H.H. Sobel, manager of the Rochester Glove Corp., today announced that he had received enough orders during the past few days to eep the factory in operation for at least three months.  There are 35 girls employed at the plant at the corner of Fifth and Main Streets at the present time and 10 more will be added to the force tomorrow.  All of the employees of the concern have been given a ten per cent increase in wages which becmes effective next Saturday.

          In addition to gloves the concern now manufactures ironing board and mattress covers.



Andrew Large Appointed Postmaster

The News-Sentinel, July 11, 1933

          Andrew Large, well known democrat and farmer of Liberty Township, was appointed acting postmaster at Fulton and took charge of the office Monday.  He succeeded Walter Skinner, reputlican, who has been postmaster there for the last nine years, and who was a holdover.








Clyde McCoy’s Band July 16

The News-Sentinel, July 11, 1933

          On Sunday evening July 16th Clyde McCoy’s Recording and Broadcasting Orchestra from Chicago will be the featured music at the Fairview Gardens’ dance pavilion.  This band is famous throughout the U.S. for their numerous Lucky Strike Hour broadcasts and other N.B.C. programs.

          McCoy, himself, who directs, is an outstanding cornet soloist and his rendition of the “Sugar Blues” has made his band one of the outstanding internationally famous musicl organizations.



King’s Jesters Coming July 16

The News-Sentinel, July 13, 1933

          Rochester dance patrons and radio fans throughout northern Indiana will welcome the announcement made this week by the management of Colonial Gardens that they have secured the King’s Jesters for the feature entertainment at their pavilion Sunday night, July 16th. - - - - -



Appointed Ford Dealers

The News-Sentinel, July 19, 1933

          The Louderback Bros. Auto agency, of this city, yesterday was officially informed that they had been appointed as the new Ford dealer in this community, supplanting the Fulton County Motor Co. - - - -



“Kassels in The Air” July 23

The News-Sentinel, July 20, 1933

          When Art Kassel brings his famous radio, recordinjg and dance orchestra to the Colonial Gardens on Sunday evening, July 23rd, residents of Northern Indiana will have an opportunity to meet the brilliant young maestro who has written the official theme song of the 1933 Century of Progress which is now being held in Chicago.

          “In 1933” is a catchy number, and Kassel has written both the words and music. - - - -





Carl “Deacon” Moore July 3rd

The News-Sentinel, July 21, 1933

          Harry Page, proprietor of the Fairview Gardens, Lake Manitou, announce another of the Nation’s leading orchestras, that of Carl ‘Deacon’ Moore, for next Sunday evening, July 3rd.  Moore who has been heard over all of the big broadcasting hookups comes direct from The Drake Hotel, Chicago.

          Moore is a native of Arkansas, born in Jonesboro.  organized a band when he was 12 years old.  First success was at Link’s Cafe in Little Rock.  Played a leading hotel in Hot Springs and broadcast over KTHS.  Went from there to Memphis.  Moore and Phil Baxter organized an orchestra together.  They composed many popular tunes together, among them were Ding Dong Daddy, St. James Infirmary, and Ride ‘Em Cowboy.  Moore took his own band to the Paramount Cafe in Cleveland, Ohio, where he replaced Guy Lombardo’s Orchestra.  Spent many seasons in RKO and Orpheus vaudeville . . . . came to Chicago and played at the Hotel La Salle Roof Garden. . . . He is famous for his hill billy and character numbers . . . . . a clever impersonator and comedian . . . .played in the popular Lantern Room of the Drake Hotel where he created a sensation with his clever presentations. . . . broadcast over WGN (Chicago Tribune Station) and the NBC (National Broadcasting company) network. - - - - -



Francis M. Raymer Honored

The News-Sentinel, July 22, 1933

          Indianapolis, July 22 (U.P.) - Troops of the Citizens Military Training Camp at Ft. Benjamin Harrison passed review before Brig. Gen. George H. Jamerson, past commander today in honor of visiting relatives.

          Chief officers were chosen among four year cadets with Lyle H. Webb, of Bowling Green, Ky., acting commander.  Francis M. Raymer of Rochester was a battalion adjutant.  A merit citation for outstanding soldiers qualifications also was given Raymer.








Buys Rochester Discount Corp.

The News-Sentinel, July 25, 1933

          As the result of negotiations which have continued over a number of months it was announced today that the Rochester Discount Corp. would be merged with the Security Loan Co., and in the future all dealings would be under the latter name.  The Rochester Discount Corp. will move out of its present location 802 Main Street and all business of that organization will be conducted by the Security Loan Co. offices in Room 8 Shore Building.

          Lotus Thrush will be local manager for the Security Loan Co., assisted by Mrs. Pearl Graham.  The concern is owned by M. Blumberg Company of Terre Haute which has a large number of such offices located over Indiana and Ohio and Illinois.  This firm has been in the loan business since 1888.

          The Rochester Discount Corporation was formerly owned chiefly by Rochester persons and has been in business here for a number of years as a loaning company.  Recently there was a reorganization of the concern which was followed by the concern which was followed by the sale of the assets to the Blumbergs.  The Discount Corporation has been dissolved and final settlement is now being made to the stockholders.



Helen Pike Runs Her Own Sawmill

The News-Sentinel, July 26, 1933

          A feature story of an Akron girl who has made good in business in her own way recently appeared in The Michigan City Dispatch.  The young lady is Miss Helen Pike, daughter of Mr. & Mrs., D.A. Pike well known in the Akron and Rochester communities.  A picture of Miss Pike was carried with the story and the same write-up later appered in The Plain-Dealer at Wabash where the Pikes formerly lived.  The story follows:

          “I told my daddy I wanted a saw-mill of my own and I no sooner said it than I got it-just like that.”

          The words are those of buxom Miss Helen Pike, young woman from Akron, Ind., who has the distinction of being the ony woman operating a sawmill in LaPorte county and possiblyu in the entire state.  She also manages another mill for her father now operating near North Liberty.


          “We have been working in the woods about three miles west of the prison farm-about seven and a half miles from Michigan City, but we had to shut down becaise we ran out of wood,.” she explained.

                                      Runs Mill Herself

          Yes, she actually operates the sawmill herself.  She’s the boss of the works and the 20-odd men she employs regard her as such.  She knows her business, too.  She should, for she’s been helping her father run his business since she was old enough to add and subrract.

          Her dad’s a sawmill man, too.  Helen says he has a big one at their town of Akron and several other smaller ones like hers scattered over Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.  He is head of the D.A. Pike Lumber Company.

          “Gosh, you ought to see my mill when it’s running,”Miss Pike said enthusiastically.  “It’s the slickest little thing you ever want to see.  I tell you I’m mighty proud of that sawmill and so are my men.  They work like beavers for me when there’s wood to saw up, and I’m just more than sorry we’re not going right now, only we ran out of wood.”

                                      Would Buy Timber

          Miss Pike said she was in hopes of buying up some timber in this immediate locality so that she would be able to stay here.  She likes the Lake Michigan country, loves to bathe at the beach and has an eye for the possibility of enjoying all of her favorite sports in this region.  She is particularily fond of swimming, tennis and golf, she confided.

          And she has her hobbies, too, chief of them being the making of porch and lawn furniture from bits of wood left over from sawing trees into lumber and railroad ties.  She has presented many of her friends sets of porch furniture since she started her hobby.

                                      Looks Like Tom-boy

          A regular tom-boy in riding breeches, boots, man’s shirt and her hair curtailed to less than a boyish bob with what’s left of that concealed under a cap-that’s Miss Pike.  Attractive though she is with just a trace of a dimple when she beams her broad smile, she could easily be mistaken for an up-and-coming young man of the woods.

          And that, in a sense, is just what she wants to be.  For she is going to attend the University of Wisconsin next fall just so she can study forestry along with the men students and get the kind of a course in forestry that men get.  Her classes will all be under the supervision of men supplied by the Federal government from the Department of the Interior - another reason she is going to Wisconsin


                                      Went To Manchester

          Miss Pike attended Manchester College during the past two years.  She enjoyed small college life a lot but feels that she should take up the study of her life work next fall.

          “I’ve been in the woods all my life,” she says.  “I don’t know of any more natural thing than for me to want to take up forestry.

          Suspecting she was a pampered only child, we asked her if there were any other children in her family.

          “Yes, I have two other sisters, one older and one younger than I,” she said brightly, “but my dad says I am the boy of the family.”

          And in the endeavor to seek out the distinctly feminine side of this remarkable came out without thought, an intimate question which brought a blush.

                                      No Time For Boys

          No, there were no boy friends.

          “If they’re right, the men are all right with me.  There’s no particular one yet and I’m not of the opinion there ever will be.  Anyway I’m too young to think about that now,” she said simply.

          Miss Pike drives her own car, comes and goes as she pleases with all of the liberty of a modern business woman.  The only thing that belies her position is her youth, but in spite of that she appears able to take care of herself under any conditions.

          She is distinctly sociable, loves human contacts and is most interesting as a conversationalist.  “Boy, howdy,” is one of her favorite expletives.

                                      Started in May

          She’s just the type of wholesome young woman who typifies American life at the finest, the kind of real feminine personage to be found in no other country today.

          Her sawmill has been going steadily since she assumed ownership in May.  Men with families have been working every day making railroad ties which she has a market for as rapidly as they can be hewn out of timber.

          But she will have to find more timber to which she can move her sawmill before operations can begin again.  She hopes to be able to buy up a tract of woods near Michigan City so she can work in this vicinity.

          And in view of the fact that she likes her sawmill so well, it wouldn’t be surprising if she moved it to Wisconsin’s woods so she can keep on operating while attending school next winter.



Purchased by Versa Metz Mills

The News-Sentinel, July 26, 1933

          Mrs. Versa Metz Mills of South Bend has purchased the stock and the fixtures of the cafe which has been located at 610 Main Street.  Mrs. Mills, who has operated restaurants in this city in the past has named the establishment the “Palm Cafe”.  The new cafe will be opened probably on Saturday.



Paul Tremaine’s Band July 30

The News-Sentinel, July 27, 1933

          Paul Tremaine and his orchestra who have presented their radio progams over WABC and the Columbia Broadcasting System four times a week for the past six months, will make a personal appearance at the Colonial Gardens, Lake Manitou, on Sunday evening July 30.



Arthur L. Deniston, Named Chairman

The News-Sentinel, July 28, 1933

          Michigan City, Ind., July 28 (U.P.) - Arthur L. Deniston of Rochester headed the State Prison Board of Trustees today, succeeding John L. Moorman, of Knox, who resigned.

          Deniston was named chairman at the opening of the regular monthly meeting yesterday.  Members of the board voted to reduce the number of guards from 150 to 140.

          Leniency pleas of prisoners, who have served their minimum sentence were considered by the board today.



Ace Brigode Orchestra July 30

The News-Sentinel, July 28, 1933

          Enroute to the Century of Progress Exhibition, Ace Brigode and his 11 Virginians will stop at Fairview Gardens next Sunday night.  This is their only engagement between Atlantic City and Chicago.  Ace has just finished an engagement at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City.

                                      NEW CANOPY

          A new departure in the way of canopy coverings for dance halls and other outdoor pavilions [has just been installed and will be first used when Ace Brigode appears July 30.]



Made Hay & Theshed Wheat For John Smith

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 1, 1933

          The members of the Lake Nyona threshing ring last week two days helped a member of the ring who was unable to care for his work because of the serious illness of his father.  The neighbor aided was Russell Smith whose father, John Smith, was ill.  On Thursday the neighbors made alfalfa hay for Smith and on Friday threshed his wheat.  There are eighteen members of the ring.



Phocian Rhoades New Manager

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 4, 1933

          Phocian Rhoades, of South Bend, formerly with the South Bend Business College, and well known basketball official has assumed active management of the Shell Co service station, 516-522 Main Street, this city.

          Mr. Rhoades and his family are residing at a Lake cottage throughout the remainder of the summer season.  They will take up their permanent residency in this city this fall.



Mr. & Mrs. Donald Stark Managers

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 5, 1933

          Mr. & Mrs. Donald Stark of Indianapolis have taken the management of the Hotel Akron at Akron.  They will replace Mr. & Mrs. F.Y. Gross who will move to a farm near Waterloo.  Mr. & Mrs. Stark are experienced hotel people.  Mr. Stark is a traveling man.



Mrs. Clem R. Miller to Open Aug. 12

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 10, 1933

          The Sally Anne Shoppe in the Brackett building, this city, will open Saturday morning, August 12 under a completely new ownership, Mrs. Clem R. Miller. - - - Mrs. Miller will be assisted by her daughter, Mrs. Carl Kenney, of Rochester.

          Mr. & Mrs. R. Cleary, former owners of the Sally Anne Shoppe disposed of their remaining stock to the Boston Store, before leaving for their home in Michigan.




Elmer E. Gordon, Elected President

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 10, 1933

          Elmer E Gordon elected President Wednesday evening.  He succeeds Daniel Perry who served temporarily until a new group of oficers could be elected.  Others chosen for office were R.J. Scheid, first vice president; Mrs. Arthur Metzler, second vice president, and Mrs. A.D. Robbins, secretary-treasurer.  The latter succeeds Orbra Taylor who has served in this capacity since the organzation was founded two years ago. - - - -



Elect New Officers

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 11, 1933

          Thursday evening at the regular meeting of the American Legion of Kewanna, new officers were elected for the coming year.  Charles A. Miller was elected commander; Ellis McNabb, vice commander; Fred Byrer, adjutant; Rolland Smith, finance officer; Warren Gillespie, chaplain. - - - -



Constructed by Kewanna Men

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 11, 1933

          Counting the visitors at the eight places of entance to the Century of Progress at Chicago, Illinois, is largely due to the work of two former residents of Kewanna, namely F.B. Troutman, who is a son of William Troutman, and who was born on a farm near Kewanna.  He was the contractor for the Totalizer or counter placed at the various gates.  He, it was, who did the mechanical designing, manufacturing and installing.  Virgil James, another Kewanna boy, and son of Mr. & Mrs. Albert James, designed the electrical end of the system and helped Mr. Troutman with his circuit scheme.  The system allows an exact total to be known at any instant registered at the central point from all eight gates over eight wires.



Heinz Pickle Station at Fulton

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 11, 1933

          The Heinz Pckle Station at Fulton has been opened.  Willard Williams is in charge. - - - -



Jan Garber Band,  Aug. 21

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 17, 1933

          Jan Garber, MCA’s short, dark-haired, violinist leader opens an engagement with his orchestra at the Colonial Gardens on Monday evening, Aug. 21.

          He was the originator of what is known as “hokum” -- interspersing comedy antics, mimicing famous orchester conductors along with the sweet, smooth-flowing rhythm played by his bandsmen.  Garber was one of te first exponents of hot jazz music, but he has gradually changed to the sweet, melodious style of playing. - - - -



Now at Palace Theatre

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 18, 1933

          Rochester people who are in Chicago this week to visit the World’s Fair will have an opportuity to see the King’s Jesters in person at the Palace Theatre. - - - -



Dr. Russell L. Sparks

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 23, 1933

          Dr. Russell L. Sparks former resident of Bremen, made announcement today that he had opened dentists office in Rochester.  He is located at the (SW) corner of Seventh and Main Street over the Shultz variety Store, and is open receiving patients.- - - - -



To Serve Lunches

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 25, 1933

          Florian Dovichi, operator of a fruit and confectionary store at 721 Main Street, today announced that he will in the future serve lunch at his establishment. - - - -



Bernie Cummins at Colonial Gardens Sept. 1

The News-Sentinel, Aug. 30, 1933

          Distinctive dance music played by Bernie Cummins, popular MCA maestro, and his New Yorkers, who come to the Colonial Gardens on Friday evening Sept. 1, may be attributed in a measure to


to the fact that Bernie once was a professional dancer, as well as a musician, and has a thorough understanding of what constitutes good ballroom music.

          After he suffered a leg injury he gave up dancing, and he became a trap drummer. - - - - He and his band played long engagements at the Hotel Biltmore and Hotel New Yorker in New York City.  During the past year the band has been featured at the Trianon Ballroom in Chicago where they broadcast over WGN and the Columbia network.



Jimmie Garrigan Band Sept. 2 and 3

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 1, 1933

          Jimmy Garrigan, popular Music Corporation maestro, who brings his famous radio, recording and dance band to Colonial Gardens for engagements on Saturday and Sunday evening, September 2 and 3 started out to be a civil engineer but became interested in the school orchestra at Gulfport, Miss., Military academy that decided him to take up the profession of music.

          While attending Gulfport Military Academy, Jimmy became an excellent trombonist.- - - - As leader musician of the cadet band, Jimmy organized a school orchestra, took up the study of piano, and became the pianist-director of the unit.

          After graduating - - - - he moved to Montreal, Canada, where he took up the study of music at the Dominion Conservatory.   - - - went to Pittsburgh, where he played a hotel engagement and was heard, with his band, over KDKA, pioneer eastern radio station. - - - became nationally popular as a radio band. - - - -engaged to open the new Hotel Bismarck in Chicago and were herd over WBBM and WIBO, Chicago. Later - - - Congress Hotel.  For one year featured at the Uptown Village and were heard over WMAQ - - - - then over WMAQ, WIBO and the NBC network.



Mrs. Guy Hall

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 6, 1933

          Mrs. Guy Hall of Fulton opened a cafe in the Rouch room south of the Jones Hardware and was open Tuesday morning for business.       





Harry Rosenbury Hired For One Year

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 6, 1933

          Harry Rosenbury was employed by the Fulton County Board of Education yesterday to serve a one year term as county agricultural agent.



Ruby Wright Joins Jan Garber Orchestra

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 11, 1933

          Miss Ruby Wright, who sang with the band at the Colonial Hotel this summer has signed a contract to appear with the Jan Garber orchestr during the winter months.  Miss Wright was given a try out by Mr. Garber when his band appeared here several weeks ago.  Sunday night several Rochester people heard Miss Wright over the air while she sang with the Carber orchestra.



Purchased by Ralph Campbell

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 15, 1933

          Brunk Cafe of Kewanna has been sold to Ralph Campbell of Winamac.  He has changed the name of the restaurant to the State Road Cafe and placed Joe Marshall and his sister, Miss Florence Marshall of Logansport, in charge.



Herbie Kay Sept. 17th

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 16, 1933

          Tomorrow night, another internationally known band, that of Herbie Kay’s will be featured at the Colonial Hotel, Lake Manitou.  This band, which is being presented by the Music Corporation of America, has been heard over the nation’s leading broadcasting networks and on Sunday evening the people of this community will be given an opportunity of hearing these famous artists in person.

          The Colonial pavilion has recently been enclosed with a series of glass windows which can be raised or lowered depending on weather conditions, and this improvement together with the new canopy assures the dance goers a most comfortable evening.  A large attendnce from the central and northern sections of the state is expected to attend the dance.



Andrew Large Postmaster

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 20, 1933

          Andrew Large, who has been serving at Fulton with an “acting postmaster” assignment has received his permanent commission to that position.  He has been named as Fulton postmaster to act for a term of four years.- - - - -



Reopened by Henry Vanatta

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 22, 1933

          Henry Vanatta has reopened the Motor Inn Garage on South Main Street in Fulton which was formerly operated by Geyer Brothers.



Building Being Sold at Administrator’s Sale

The News-Sentinel, Sept. 22, 1933

          The News-Sentinel received a telegram Friday morning from Cal E. Peterson, administrator of the Waring estate at Decatur, Ind., stating that the Waring property in Rochester would be sold Saturday.  The property is the large double building on East Eighth Street, which was occupied by the Waring Glove Factory for a number of years.  The structure is being sold at an administrator’s sale.



Will Collect Garments

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 5, 1933

          The Charity Board of this city requests residents of Rochester who have clothing or shoes or any articles of wearing apparel to donate them to the board during a drive which will be conducted here next week.  During the past four days charity workers from other cities have been working in this city collecting wearing apparel which they are returning to the cities from whence the workers came for distribution there.  The local Charity Board believes that residents of this city should save their discarded garments and shoes for use in alleviating the condition of poorer people of Rochester.  For that reason the Charity Board requests that such articles be saved for distribution to worthy residents of Rochester.





Purchased by Kepler & Stoner

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 7, 1933

          Ernest Knifton has sold his garage and tire agency at Akron to the Kepler and Stoner Auto Company and moved his welding outfit and tools to the Akron Motor Company building.

          The transaction took place recently and the moving was done yesterday.  The Kepler and Stoner Company are already in their new location and are re-arranging their equipment and stock.

          Mr. Knifton has no definite plans for the future, but will take care of his welding trade at the Akron Motor Company garage.



Low Round Trip Rate to Chicago

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 9, 1933

          The Chicago and Erie Railroad is offering very low week end rates to Chicago for the Century of Progress according to an announcement made today by E.C. Sparks, local agent for the utility.  Mr. Sparks states that on October 20, 21 and 22 the railroad is offering a round trip fare of $2.05 to Chicago and return.  The tickets are good for four days from the date of sale.  Mr. Sparks also states that lower tariffs are in force at the Century of Progress at all of the paid attractions.  The low rate is offered by the railroad to enable persons who have not so far been to the fair to be able to do so at a very low cost.



Installation of Officers

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 10, 1933

          The members of The American Legion Auxiliary enjoyed a community dinner at the Legion Home Monday night, followed by the installation of officers for the coming year.  Mrs. Faye Holman president of the Auxiliary in the Second District installed the following officers: Mrs. Verla Emmons, President; Mrs. Charlotte Graham, Second Vice-President; Mrs. Bernice Zolman, Secretary; Mrs. Edna Wilson, Treasurer; Mrs. Bertha Willard, Chaplain, and the Executive Committee, Mrs. Mattie Christman, Mrs. Lucy Bryant and Mrs. Bertha Clayton.  The Past-President, Mrs. Lucille Schultz was presented with a Past President’s pin, the gift of the Auxiliary.  Mrs. Faye Holman was given a check for her services as installing officer.  She promptly


offered it as a prize to the Auxiliary member that brought in the most members by Nov. 1.

          Mrs. Emmons, incoming President selected her committee chairmen for the coming year, Child Welfare, Mrs. Bess Miller; Rehabilitation, Mrs. Lucy Bryant; Legislative, Mrs. Lucille Schultz; Music, Miss Louise Holman; Fidac, Mrs. Mattie Christman; Americanism, Mrs. Helen Grove; Poppy, Mrs. Alta Chamberlain; Historian, Mrs. Bernice Zolman; Unit Activities, Mrs. Bertha Clayton; Publicity, Mrs. Charlotte Graham; Service Sales, Mrs. Celia Shelton; National Defense, Mrs. Gladys Davis; Membership, Mrs. Mildred Adams.  After adjournment a very clever program was given by the Mrs. Faye Holman, Mrs. Bernice Zolman and Mrs. Mattie Christman.



Moves to New Building

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 13, 1933

          William Cornell owner of the Cornell Fruit Market at the (NE) corner of Main and Seventh Streets, on the city lot, announced today that he would open his new store, located at 627 Main Street, Saturday. Mr. Cornell will continue to operate his market on the city lot as long as the weather will permit.  Mr. Cornell purchased the building formerly occupied by the Davisson Electric Shop from Owen Davisson.  He has completely remodeled the building and made it into one oif the most modern fruit and vegetable markets to be found in this section of the state.  Mr. Cornell has also added the union delivery as a part of his service to his customers.



Criticised by Chicago Editor

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 18, 1933

          Chicago, Oct. 18 (U.P.) - Danger that the NRA may be a step toward Amerian dictatorship was pointed today at a conference of more than 200 members of the Inland Daily Association, representig 254 mid-western newspapers.

          Criticism of the NRA for its dictatorthip aspects was made by Phil S. Hanna, editor of the Chicago Journal of Commerce, in an address in which he declared “the hope for democracy lies in a free press.”

          “Would anybody have thought a year ago,” asked Mr. Hanna, “that the secretary of Agriculture would be given power to prevent a


man from selling milk for what he chose in the Chicago area?”

          “Would anybody have dreamed the time would come when a government official would talk boycott and cracking down on emploees who differ with political leaders about the method of bringing back reecovery?”

          :”And bring the matter closer to home did anyone remotely think the day might come when the government would try to license newspapers?”

          Discussing the checks afforded by newspapers on bad government, Hanna declared the press of the nation represents the first line of defense of freedom.



Purchased by Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Martin

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 18, 1933

          William Fisher of Fulton has sold his cafe to Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Martin of near Kewanna who will take possession on November 15. Mr. Fisher and family will move on their farm near Green Oak in the spring.



Mrs. W. E. Smith

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 19, 1933

          The neighbors of Mrs. W.E. Smith who resides on a farm northwest of Rochester, calld at her home recently and husked all of her corn while another neighbor bought the grain.  Mrs. Smith was called to Rockford, Ill., because of the death of her mother, Mrs. E.C. Kellums who for eight years made her home with Mrs. Smith leaving there a short time ago to make her home with another daughter following the death of Mr. Smith.  Neighbors hearing of the death in the family gathered at the Smith home where they husked her corn after which Orval Miller, a neighbor, purchaed the grain.  At the noon hour Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Miller served dinner to the members of the husking party.



Jess Murden Named Receiver

The News-Sentinel, Oct. 19, 1933

          Peru, Ind. - Jess L. Murden was appointed receiver for the Peru Basket Company by Judge Hal C. Phelps in Miami Circuit Court late


yesterday afternoon, following the filing earlier in the day of a suit by the Southern Pine Lumber Co., demanding appointment of a receiver and judgment for an unpaid account amounting to $745.

          The court order says that Mr. Murden is to have full charge of the firm and to continue the business until further order of the court.. The appointment was made by agreement and recommendation of creditors of the firm which is located on North Grant street and is one of the city’s pioneer industries.



Closed by Owner

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 9, 1933

          The City Cafe at Fulton operated by Mrs. Guy Hall has been closed.  The cafe was in operation for two months.



Working Again

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 13, 1933

          The Rochester Glove Corporation was in operation today after a layoff for the past few weeks.  The factory is being operated on a four hour a day basis.



Anderson & Holler Open “Shanty”

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 14, 1933

          A lunchroom operating under the name of the “Shanty” at 113 East 9th street, on the south side of the courthouse, was opened for business Monday morning.  Grove (Andy) Anderson of Lake Bruce and Vern Holler of Kokomo are the owners.  Mr. Anderson is the owner and operator of Andy’s Summer Resort and Dance Pavilion at Lake Bruce and Mr. Holler comes from Kokomo and was formerly a salesman for the W.H. Turner Co., of Kokomo.



Opened by Ben Oberlin

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 17, 1933

          Ben Oberlin has opened a new variety store in Culver which is named the “Ben Franklin Store.” Mr. Oberlin built a 20 by 100 foot building near the Methodist Church in Culver to house the new store.




Plan to Organize

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 17, 1933

          Washington, Nov. 17 - N.R.A. Yesterday got a taste of its own medicine.

          Handbills appeared in many of its offices proclaiming in bold black type:

          “It’s our turn to bargain collectively.

          “Mass meeting of N.R.A.  employees to organize.

          “Friday, Nov. 17, council room.

          “American Federation of Labor.”

          The federation, the handbills said, has chartered an N.R.A. workers’ local.  The unionization move is to demand for the employees standard government classification, salary adjustment, restoration of a recent 15 per cent pay cut, “union hours, leave and more.”



All Who Butcher For Retail Are Taxed

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 17, 1933

          Farmers and others who butcher and then retail the meat will be interested in the following regulation which has just been issued by the Agricultural Adjustment Administration at Washingto.  Under the terms of the regulation all who butcher meat for resale must pay the processing tax but all can butcher meat for their own consumption without the tax being added. - - - - -



“pick and shovel” men higher wages

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 20, 1933

          Indianapolis, Nov. 20 (U.P.) Wages of 13,000 men employed in the state hghway commission “pick and shovel” road program were increased today from 40c to 50c an hour.  The increase for their 30-hour week complied with the minimum unskilled pay for workers in the civil works program.









To Close First of the Year

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 28, 1933

          A severe financial blow was struck at Akron and 267 families living mostly in Henry township Monday, when a statement was posted by the Borden Farms Products Company of Illinois that their milk plant located in Akron would close down permanently early on December 31st.

          The plant which has been the center of one of the bright financial spots in Fulton county in recent years has been paying out to the farmers of that community on an average of $25,000 to $30,000 per month in cash and this income was divided among 267 farmers who delivered milk to the station daily.

          Those who have watched the milk situation in Chicago, explain the move by saying that while milk production has increased here and elsewhere that consumption has decreased in the Chicago market.  All of the milk from Akron is shipped by train to Hammond then is sold in Chicago.  Also the fact that Akron is beyond the hundred mile limit which brings an increase of freight rates is thought to have something to do with the closing.  It is also known that the hundreds of milk producers living west of Chicago have been for some time demanding that the Bordens buy their milk, claiming a shorter haul and that they trade in Chicago.



Bought by Monterey Man

The News-Sentinel, Nov. 29, 1933

          Through a business deal consumated Tuesday afternoon, the Deniston Elevator and Grain Company operated by James Brooke, of this city, was sold to Glen Wilson, of Monterey.  The new proprietor took immediate charge of the business, which is located on East 9th street this city.

          Mr. Wilson, who is employed as a representative of the Smith Agriculture Chemical Co., of Indianapolis is thoroughly acquainted with the elevator and coal business, having had an interest in the large elevator at Monterey for several years.  While Mr. Wilson’s business connections with the Indianapolis firm will require much of his time being spent out of this city, he will be assisted in the management of the local elevator by his son, Russell.

          The new proprietor and his family contemplate moving to this


city early next spring.  The name of the elevator will be changed to the Wilson Grain & Coal Co.

          Mr. Brooke, the retiring proprietor of the elevator has not as yet announced his plans regarding the future.  He did state however, that he and his family would continue their residency in this city.



Store Door Freight Service

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 2, 1933

          Pickup and delivery service for less than carload shipments was established by the Erie railroad company beginning Friday, Dec. 1, it was announced here today by officials.

          The service provides for the free pickup and delivery of small shipments of freight moving to and from principal points on the Erie railroad up to a distance of 200 miles, with a minimum rate of thirty-five cents per 100 pounds.

          A small charge is made for pickup and delivery service for all freight moving to and from principal points on the Erie beyond the 200 mile limit. - - - - - -



62 More Men to be Hired

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 9, 1933

          Val Zimmerman, CWA administrator for Fulton County, today received a telegram from William Books, of Indianapolis, Civil Works Adm., authorzing him to employ 62 more men in Fulton county on federal projects.- - - - -



After-hour Telegrams Over Telephone

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 9, 1933

          An agreement has been completed here it was announced today between the Western Union Telegraph Company and the Rochester Telephone Company whereby telegrams can be sent and received by telephone.  The new arrangement will be effective January 1st.  This will be a big benefit to business men and others who wish to send and receive telegrams at hours when the telegraph office is closed. - - - -






Awarded First “I“ Sweaters

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 16, 1933

          Harold Leininger, son of Mr. & Mrs. Roy Leininger of Akron and Maurice Radcliffe of Bloomington received the first “I” sweaters ever to be awarded at Indiana University for completing four semesters in the all-American football band and four semesters in the oirdinary band routine.  The sweaters were presented by Col. W.R. Standiford, cmmandant of the university’s ROTC unit, at the semi-annual band banquet Sunday evening.  Ten men may be chosen each year to receive the sweaters, if their eligibility is confirmed by the above rules.



Opens Sunday Morning

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 23, 1933

          One of the most modern cafes in this section of the state will open its doors for business at 11 a.m. Sunday morning at the (SE) corner of Main and 9th streets this city.  The new business establishment which furnishes employment for ten people will be operated under the firm name of the Berghoff Cafe and is owned by Louis and Pete Ninios, proprietors of the New York Candy Kitchen.

          The cafe which also includes a modern bar for the serving of beer, is finished in modernistic design thruout and has a seating capacity for 90 people.  The fixtures are in dark and light tan with inlaid design and the bar is in mahogany.  The flooring of inlaid linoleum, the walls and ceiling harmonize with the color scheme of the artistic and costly fixtures.

          The cafe proper, the bar and kitchen are equipped with electrical refrigeration apparatus and the cooking range is heated by an electrically controlled oil burning heating units.

          The proprietors stated that the entire seating capacity would be taxed to the limit on Christmas eve, reservations having been made several days ago.  Special entertainment will be given throughout Sunday and Monday evenings.

          The Niniois brothers have been engaged in business in this city for the past 14 years, coming here from Chicago.  The New York Candy Kitchen which adjoins the Berghoff Cafe will of course continue in business under the Ninios brothers management.





For Widow Mrs. Byron Spitler

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 23, 1933

          Friends and neighbors of the family of the late Byron Spitler who lived on a farm north of Argos gathered Tuesday at the Charles Black farm near Akron and cut wood donated by Mr. Black for Mrs. Spitler.  Teams and wagons hauled the wood to the Spitler home.



To Star In Jungle Film

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 26, 1933

          Peru, Ind., Dec. 26. - Preliminary scenes for a new movie will start at the local circus quarters Jan. 2, starring Clyde Beatty, considered one of the world’s greatest animal trainers.  The picure is being produced by the Mascot Film corporation under the direction of Jerry Wickland.

          The paint shop at the local quarters is being decorated and covered with palm trees, shrubs and everything it takes to film dark African jungle scene.



J.W. Swick re-elected president

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 29, 1933

          Akron, Ind., Dec. 29 - J.W. Swick was re-elected president of the local Pure Milk Association at the regular monthly meeting last night.  He received a unanimous vote of the group - and nearly everyone of the 274 members were present.- - - - -



Purchased by Frank Scott

The News-Sentinel, Dec. 29, 1933

          A deal was cmpleted this week whereby Frank Scott of Kewanna has purchased the two storerooms in the city which for many years were occupied by the Sibert Store.  The purchase of the store roomss will give Mr. Scott the necessary floor space which he needs because of his rapidly expanding business.







Taking Course at Columbia

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 2, 1934

          Dr. Milton E. Leckrone, head of Woodlawn Hospital, this city, departed today for Columbia University, New York, where he will take a special course in GU surgery.  The local surgeon will be in the East for over six months, however, he will return to this city via Airways every two or three weeks to take care of his surgery work here.



Purchased by Bert Reames of Pulaski

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 2, 1934

          Announcement was made today that the Palm Cafe at 608 Main Street has been sold by Mrs. Versa Metz Mills to Bert Reames of Pulaski.  The deal was made yesterday and the new proprietor took possession of the cafe this mornng.  He will continue to operate the restaurat.  Mr. Reames plans to rename the restaurant to that of the Reames Cafe.  Mrs. Mills has no immediate plans for the future.



Is Dead

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 2, 1934

          Dr. Jonathan Rigdon, aged 75, president of Central Normal at Danville, Ill., died there Saturday evening from heart trouble.  Dr. Rigdon for many years was president of the Normal school at Winona Lake.  He had often spoken before teachers meetings in Fulton county.



Becomes Effective Today

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 2, 1934

          Washington, Jan. 2 - President Roosevelt was informed last night that 97 per cent of the nation’s bank depositors would be insured under the new deposit insurance which becomes effective today.

          Walter J. Cummings, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (F.D.I.C.), reported to Mr. Roosevelt that deposits in 13,423 banks will be insured. - - - -

          Thus, today depositors of sums up to $2,500 will be insured.  After July 1 this insurance will be increased to $10,000.





Visits Kewanna

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 3, 1934

          The Kewanna community has been brightened considerable during the holidays by the visit back home of one of its own girls who is making a successful start as a screen player in Hollywood.  The attractive young lady is Miss Margaret McConnell, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. R.W McConnell of Kewanna, and she is with her parents to spend her first vacation from the screen duties and to tell her admiring relatives and friends all about her experiences.

          When a reporter from The News-Sentinel called at her home and informed the young lady that this newspaper wanted a story about her she was genuinely flustered and protested against any publicity here where she said “the folks all knew her.” But she consented to tell a little about herself how she got “in” the movies and then modestly added that her parts were “ridiciously small” and that she “never knew whether she would be in a film one minute, one time or ten.” As for her future on the screen she is going to let that take care of itself.

          Miss McConnell was born at Oxford, Indiana, but has spent much of her life at Kewanna, graduating from high school there.  Ambitious for a career she studied diligently and won a scholarshop at the University of Indiana where she attended for a year and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.  Believing her future lay in the world of art she went to Chicago the following year and enrolled at the American Academy and at the National Academy of Art.  She developed rapidly as an artist and a number of her sketches have since appeared on magazine covers.

          While attending art school she attracted the attention of advertising artists and next she found herself selected as a model for nation-wide cigaret advertisements.  Becoming known as, “that girl in the cigaret ads,” she attracted the attentionj of Hollywood movie directors who are always looking for beauty and new talent.  Just as she was planning to leave for New York to continue modeling, telegrams and letters began to arrive from an official of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios.  She paid no attention to these for a time and then a brother-in-law of the official came through Chicago and dropped in to see her.  At his insistence she had a number of pictures taken and he sent these to the studio in California.  Later the official and his brother-in-law came through Chicago again and in a short time she had signed a contract.


          She returned with them to Hollywood last February and after establishing herself a home with her brother she awaited her first studio call.

                                      First Screen Test

          Her screen test was particularly trying and from her own viewpoint a complete failure she said.  While the camera ground out the film she was instructed to,“make love,” to an old bachelor who turned his back on her, not affected by her entreaties.  When she talked she said her voice sounded like that of a two-year-old child and she admitted that she was, “just scared to death.” Leaving the studio certain of the fact that she had made a complete, “flop”, in her big chance she went home and started packing ready to take a train back to Chicago.  In the midst of this came a telephone call from the studio with an official saying she had passed the test and would be used in coming pictures.  That changed everything and naturally she decided to stay.

          Since then she has had small parts in several outstanding productions including “Reunion In Vienna,” “Dancing Lady,” “Tugboat Annie”, and “The Hollywood Party.” The latter picture was an idea of the studio’s in which they presented all of their youthful talent and beauty gathered from the entire country to the public in one film.  Her last film was in a technicoilor cooking short which will appear soon.

                                      Meet The Stars

          Upon Miss McConnell’s return to Hollywood at the end of this month she has been cast for bits in “Operator 13” in which Marion Davies and Gary Cooper play the lead roles.  Her contract is optional yearly to run for a period of seven years.  She admits she enjoys mingling with all the movie and stage stars and says they are the finest and most considerate people in the world.  She told about the earthquake which struck that section last summer and how she dropped down under a table at the studio.  Lewis Stone, character actor, found her there and carried her outside to safety.  One experience after another in the movie capital makes life exceedingly thrilling for the attractive young lady and gives everyone back home plenty of interesting entertainment to hear her tell about it.







Purchased by Wabash Valley Trust Co.

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 8, 1934

          Peru, Ind., Jan. 8 - The Wabash Valley Trust company today purchased the Peru Basket company at the auction sale conducted by Jesse Murden, receiver, at the company’s office on North Grant street. Several bids were submitted but it was found that the bid of the Wabash Valley Trust company, which was $6,500, was the highest and best bid.

          It was announced that the company would be reorganized and will hereafter by known as the Peru Wood Products Company, Inc.  Operation of the plant will be continued as in the past.

          Sale of the plant included all real estate, furniture and fixtures, inventory, machinery and stock on hand.



Akron Station is Open

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 11, 1934

          Milk was delivered to the Borden Farm Produce Co. Plant at Akron this morning just as usual and as if nothing had ever happened, it was reported by L.K. Falkenstein, manager.  - - - - - - -



Opened by Robert Hill

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 22, 1934

          Robert Hill, who resides near Fulton, has opened a barber shop in the room at 430 Main Street.  Mr. Hill is a licensed barber and has had five years experience.



Helen Pike and Howard Utter

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 22, 1934

          Miss Helen Pike, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. D.A. Pike of Akron and Howard Utter son of Mrs. E.E. Gerig, were united in marriage Sunday morning at 10 o’clock in the home of Prof. Schultz at North Manchester.  The double ring ceremony was performed in the presence of Mr. & Mrs.  Pike and daughters, Glendolyn and Virginia.  Mr. & Mrs. French Stephens of Akron and ten of the bride’s college friends.  The Manchester College chimes played the wedding march and “Oh, Promise Me.”


          Miss Pike was graduated from the Akron High School in the class of 1930 and attended Manchester College for two years.  Mr. Utter graduated from the Akron High School in 1928.  Miss Pike has been managing a saw mill in Michigan and Mr. Utter is an engineer in the lumber business.  Following a wedding trip to a lumber camp in Northern Wisconsin the couple will reside in LaPorte.



Tourney at Peru

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 23, 1934

          Five Rochester youthful scrappers will strut their stuff at the Golden Gloves tourney at Peru tonight and if they are successful they will then enter competition at the Kokomo tourney which will be held in a few days.

          Three of the local aspirants namely Deverl Holloway, Barton Ball and “Bid” Lewis have fought their way to the Chicago Tribune tourney, during the past two years and some of the Miami county youngsters are going to find the going plenty tough against this trio.  The other two locals are Bob Bryant and Lefty Dawson.  A good sized crowd of Rochester fans will witness the bouts tonight.



Walter Perry

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 24, 1934

          Walter Perry, son of Mr. L.B. Perry, instructor of industrial arts in Rochester High School, has attained a high standard of success while still in his thirties.  Walter Perry is the superintendent of the Commercial Refrigeration Mfg. Co. at Los Angeles, Calif.

          Mr. Perry takes a personal interest in every order coming into the plant.  The editor of the SUPERCOLD NEWS says in his monthly publication, “‘Walt’ watches over orders like a hen does over her chicks and many times accomplishes almost super-human results in satisfying every one as to delivery dates.”

          Because of a pleasing personality Mr. Perry is well liked by the men under him and can get out more work per man than most superintendents.  Mr. Perry is known as “Walt” to all men in the factory.  Even the factory’s slogan shows what he means to the company.  The factory slogan is “Let ‘Walt’ do it” - Walt dos it, and in good shape, too.

          Though very much endowed with the enthusiasm of youth, Mr.


Perry’s experience is equivalent to ordinary men twice his age.  He is a mechanical engineer, refrigeration engineer, mechanical draughtsman and knows the ins and outs of all wood working and metal working machinery.

          After graduating from R.H.S. in 1918, Mr. Perry took a three-year course of chemical engineering at Purdue and then went to California.  He worked there in the National Show Case Company and then in the Pacific Show Case Company.  In 1929 he accepted a position with the Commercial Refrigeration Mfg. Co. as a draughtsman and designer.  Soon after that, he was promoted to foremanship over one department, but was soon made foreman oiver the entire plant of seven departments.  In 1933 Mr. Perry completed his course in chemical engineering at the University of California.  In November of ‘33, he was made superintendent of the SuperCold Refrigerator plant in Los Angeles.



Expect Work Soon

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 29, 1934

          The municipal airport for Rochester and Lake Manitou received the final approval of the federal government over the week-end.  This information coming to The News-Sentinel Monday mornng.  A telegram was received from Captain Charles E. Cox, Jr., airport administrator for Indiana, reading as follows:

          “Airport project apprioved.  Number four seven five ought.”

          With this acceptance of the project on the part of the government it means that work of improving the grounds will begin just as soon as the weather is suitable.  The actual amount of money appropriated for this work is as yet unknown but it is understood it will approximate around $6,000.  Most of this will be spent for labor which means that much additional CWA work in the community.  All of the work will be done under the supervision of the local CWA organization.

          The airport will be located on 140 acres of the Hiram Carruthers farm on the north side of State Road 14.  The improvements call for the leveling of the ground, rolling and packing it, the building of field markers both for the edges of the field and the runways and the planting of grass to make a good sod surface.

          R.A. Van Devere, manager of the Indiana Air Service of the Municipal Airport at South Bend, has been engaged as superintendent


of the work due to his long experience in ths field.



Appointed Aid-de-camp to Natl. Commander G.A.R.

The News-Sentinel, Jan. 30, 1934

          From National Headquarters Grand Army of the Republic, at Los Angeles, California, came the appointment to Comrade John H. Shelton of this city as Aid-de-camp on the Staff of Narional Commander.  The honor came without solicitatioin and was a distinct surprise, alike appreciated by the appointee and his many Rochester friends. - - - -

          John H. Shelton is the last surviving charter member of McClung Post No. 95, G.A.R. of Rochester, is the present commander, having held that distinction for the past twelve years.  Meetings are no longer held, as there are less than a half-dozen members living, and these too feeble to attend.- - - - -

          Congratulations of Rochester citizens and all veterans are showered on a worthy citizen.



To Fine Margarine Users

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 2, 1934

          The members of the Pure Milk Association of District 17 at their annual meeting held at Culver several days ago voted to penalize any member of the organization who was found buying oleomargerine.  The penalty is five pounds taken from the daily base of butterfat for every pound of oleo purchased. - - - - - There are over 500 members of the association in Fulton county.   They sell their milk at Akron and Monterey.  There are seven counties in the district.  They are Starke, Pulaski, Cass, Fulton, Wabash, Marshall and Kosciusko.



Includes Three From Rochester

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 12, 1934

          Kokomo, Ind., Feb. 12 - (Special) - The three Rochester amateur boxers who won their way through the Peru bouts to the Kokomo regional of the Golden Gloves tournament will find themselves among at least 73 other ambitious fighters when they go into action here Feb. 15 ad 16. - - - -




Ralph H. Rinard, Foreman

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 16, 1934

          Announcement was made today by Herman H. Sobol, owner of the Rochester Glove Corporation, that Ralph H. Rinard of Argos has been engaged to be foreman of production at the plant here.  The latter will be superintendent of the force and will have general supervision of the empllyees.  He has already assumed his new duties.  Rinard for several years was employed by the Chcago Garment Company, when that factory was located in Rochester.

          The glove company at the present time is giving employment to 40 women and men and plans are now being completed to start another section of machines which will result in the hiring of 15 to 20 more girls.  - - - - -



Leased by Fred Perschbacher Sr.

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 23, 1934

          Fred Perschbacher Sr., has leased the filling station at the northeast corner of Main and Fourth Streets of McCall & Pontious and will operate the same.



In City Park

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 23, 1934

          William Foor, who is in charge if the City Park in the old fairgrounds at the west edge of the city at Thirteenth street, announced today that the artificial ice skating pond which was built there is now in excellent condition for skating.  The pond was constructed on the football field.  Dikes were placed around the field and the space thus dammed was flooded. - - - -



At Rochester Mu niipal Airport

The News-Sentinel, Feb. 24, 1934

          A school of instruction for airplane pilots is being startd here this week by R.A. “Rudy” Van Devere, well known pilot of South Bend.  Van Devere, who is the owner and manager of the Indiana Air Service at thmunicipal airport at South bend, is at present superintendent of construction of the Rochester municipal airport now being built.



By J. W. Brubaker Garage

The News-Sentinel, March 1, 1934

          The Standard Oil Filling Station, located at the corner of 3rd and Main Streets this city, was recently sold to the Standard Oil Co., of Indiana, by the J. W. Brubaker Garage.

          Leo Long, former operator at the station has been retained by the Standard Oil Company as manager.  The station was erected in May, 1925 and was operated by Mr. Brubaker up to the forepart of the present week.



Rochester Regional Today

The News-Sentinel, March 10, 1934

          The Rochester Regional of whch teams from Fulton, South Bend, Nappanee and North Judson are entered,, was scheduled to get off to a start this afternoon with the first game beginning at 2:00.  At that time the Fulton Bulldogs and the Nappanee Bulldogs will take the floor.- - - -



Lee Struckman Purchases Airplane

The News-Sentinel, March 12, 1934

          Time moves on.  The older residents have seen Fulton county follow the march of progress from oxen to horses, horses to autos and now it’s autos to an airplane.  The county’ first plane swooped down on the Struckman farm, south oif this city Saturday afternoon under the skillful piloting of its owner, Lee Struckman.

          The ship which is a 90-horsepower OX5 Park’s bi-plane was purchased by Struckman in Indianapolis and flown to its Fulton county hangar, Saturday afternoon.  Mr. Struckman states he will spend his leisure time this summer viewing things from the “upstairs”.  For the time being he will keep his new plane at the farm, but as soon as the municipal airport here is equipped with runways and hangar facilities, he will make permanent use of the field.








Purchased by C.E. Renbarger

The News-Sentinel, March 13, 1934

          Through a transactin consumated the latter part of last week C.E. Renbarger becomes the new proprietor of the F.J. Kerschner Grocery store, located at 828 Main street, this city.

          The new owner who comes from Niles, Mich., has had several years experience in the grocery business and is planning to make his store oie of the most modern equipped food stores in this section of the state. - - - - -

          The formal opening of the grocery will probably be delayed for a week or ten days on account of the extensive repair work.  However, the new proprietor is taking care of the clientele of the store while these improvements are underway.

          Mr. Kerschner, the retiring grocer, has opened up a bakery and pastry shop in the north end of Rochester.

          Mr. & Mrs. Renbarger are residing at 303 West 11th street, this city, pending the securing of a suitable residence here.



Through Ice on Lake Manitou

The News-Sentinel, March 13, 1934

          Lee Struckman, amateur pilot, had a narrow escape from death at 1 o’clock this afternoon when his plane crashed through the ice at Lake Manitou when he attempted to make a landing on the ice in front of the Pal O Mine cottage on the north shore of the lake west of the Colonial Hotel. - - - -

          After the landing gear went through the ice the wings came to rest on the lake surface and spported the plane. - - - -The plane it is believed was damaged quite extensively.



Takes Over Ford Agency in Indianapolis

The News-Sentinel, March 19, 1934

          Indianapolis News, March 17, 1934 reports Mr. Babcock has taken over control of the Thirteenth and Central Sales Company, a Ford agency in Indianapolis.  Mr. Babcock received his first training as a car salesman with the Fulton County Motor Company. - - - -





Attempting Comeback as Billiard Player

The News-Sentinel, March 20, 1934

          Ora Morningstar of San Diego, Cal., a former resident of this city is attempting to stage a comeback in the billiard world.  At one time Morningstar was the national champion 18.2 billiard playuer.  A picture of Morningstar and a story about him appeared in a Chicago newspaper Sunday.



Purchases Filling Station

The News-Sentinel, March 20, 1934

          Earl Wynn today purhased the filling station on East Ninth Street near the city corporation line of Roscoe Hawk and will continue to operate it.  Mr. Wynn for many years was the owner of a general store at Tiosa.  He will sell Standard Oil Company products.



Engagement at Rose Ball Room, Mishawaka

The News-Sentinel, March 21, 1934

          The Melody Masters orchestra of this city has signed a contract to appear in the Rose Ball Room at Mishawaka on Wednesday and Friday nights of this week.  The band has secured new outfits for the engagement.  At Mishawaka the band will have to compete with another orchestra in what is scheduled as a battle of bands.  The members of the local band are Keith Miller, Frank Smith, Robert Osborn, Kennie Annis, Carson McGuire, Miss Mary Whittenberger and Charles Coplen.




The News-Sentinel, March 21, 1934

          Henry Ford said in a recent interview that he is glad to see so many people dissatisfied.  He feels that the world is run by dissatisfied people and that when people are thus discontented they are willing to take hold and create better conditions.

          While such discontent should not take the form of useless kicking, large achievement finds its roots in a feeling oif disatisfaction.  If you find some man building up a fine business his ambition ame from his discontent with the narrow conditins of his previous life.                                                  (181)

Many men have thus risen out of narrow conditions, and it was this discontent with these conditions that supplied the spur with which they went ut and conquered the world.

          When you see some going ahead, it is usually because some group of people became dissatisfied with the inadequate conditions then existing.  Their disatisfaction spurred them on to organize movements that would create improvement.

          There is much discontent that is merely negative and accomplishes nothing.  There are knockers and kickers everywhere who are always dissatisfied.  They growl and complain, but they are rarely found taking hold of any constructive movement.  Many such ones are dissatisfied with their lot in life, but they do not try to make themselves more useful to the world, so they will command better opportunitis.

          Mere discontent unaccompanied by useful action simply spreads discouragement, and paralyzes the capacity for achievement.  But discontent accompanied by intelligent actioin was the force that led Columbus to discover a new world, that led American pioneers to settle the great West, and is all the time working for better communities and industrial conditions.




The News-Sentinel, March 27, 1934

          Through the writing of the closing chapter in the life of Henry A. Barnhart, death has dealt a heavy blow to the family, friends and community.  Yet, while the gamut of human emotions may register deepest in sorrow, there is solace in the knowledge that Mr. Barnhart’s career was replete with deeds, coimmendable deeds, of which those who mourn, may ever be proud.

          Reared in the humblest of rural surroundings, under the tutelage of what would now be termed homespun Christian parentage, Mr. Barnhart, early in life established a well defined demarcation between right and wrong, and from these simple but powerful classifictions of all human deeds he stood and fought indomitably for what he deemed was just.

          Mr. Barnhart, while still a young man assumed an important role in the civic, political and general activities of Rochester and Fulton county.  During his two score of years as editor and publisher of the Rochester Sentinel, he was a fearless exponent for every worth-while


movement for the betterment of the community.  It was during his regime in the newspaper field that his outstanding personality, together with his desire to be a sincere friend of those in all walks of life, finally embarked him on a political career, under the Democratic banner which gained the plaudits of even many of adverse political faith.  During his six terms in the United States legislative chambers, he served his constituents, district, state and nation, in such an unbiased, business-like manner that the word “politician” in a professional sense was never connected with the name of Congressman Barnhart.

          Following his retirement frm national legislative activity, Mr. Barnhart devoted his untiring energies to the welfare of Rochester, his neighbors, friends, the unfortunates, his family and his church.  During the latter months of his life, he derived much pleasure throiugh an active interest in the progress being made on the Federal Fish Hatchery at Lake Manitou, and it may be said it was largely through his friendship with former colleagues at Washngton, D.C., that the project was secured for Rochester.

          Perhaps, in this brief comment on the passing of a citizen and friend, who has left an indelible mark of honesty, efficiency and helpfulness, which will ever be remembered in this coimmunity, one of the finest tributes to Henry A. Barnhart, may be said in these few words: He was a lover of his fellowman, of nature, of wholesome humor, of his home, his family and his church.



Will Resign From State Prison Post

The News-Sentinel, March 29, 1934

          Michigan City, Ind., Mar. 29 (U.P.) - Arthur L. Deniston of Rochester will resign from the State Prison Board of Trustees when the board meets in regular session here tonight, it was reliably reported today.



Named Industrial Manager of Penal Industry

The News-Sentinel, March 30, 1934

          Indianapolis, Mar. 30 (U.P.) - Arrangements through which A.L. Deniston of Rochester and Thomas Hannagan, Logansport, will direct manufacture and sale respectively, of Indiana prison-made goods was

announced here today by Pleas Greenlee, secretary to Gov. Paul V. McNutt. - - - - -



Named County Agent

The News-Sentinel, April 3, 1934

          Noah Hadley, aged 30, of Brookville, was named county agent for a period of one year by the Fulton County Board of Education at their April meeting yesterday in the office of County Superintendent Earl Rouch.

          Mr. Hadley is well qualified to assume the position to which he has been named.  For the past four years he has served as the county agent if Franklin county.

          Mr. Hadley, prior to the time he was named Franklin county agent was employed for five years by the Dairy Herd Improvement Association of LaPorte.  In LaPorte county Mr. Hadley was a leader in 4-H club work.

          Mr. Hadley, who is married and the father of one daughter, is a native of Pulaski county.  He is a graduate of the Purdue University School of Agriculture in the class of 1930.  He will assume his office here on May 1.

          Mr. Hadley will succeed Harry Rosenbury who has been the county agent here for several years.  Mr. Rosenbury will devote his time to dairying and truck gardening at a farm owned by him one mile north of the city on Road 31.



Building Bulk Station

The News-Sentinel, April 4, 1934

          Ground was broken today for the start of construction of a $4,500 gasoline bulk plant for the Phillips “66” Company at the East end of 11th street, along the Nickel Plate railroad tracks.

          Dean Neff, of this city, who is district manager of this company stated today that the new plant would be in operation by the first of May.



Purchased by Wayne Little

The News-Sentinel, April 12, 1934

          Announcement was made today that the variety store at 822 Main Street, will be re-opened on Saturday April 14 by Wayne Little.  Mr. Little who with his family, consisting of his wife and daughter are residing at 816 Pontiac Street, purchased the store several weeks ago


from the S.Z. Pittenger & Co.  The store has been remodeled, redecorated and restocked.  Mr. Little has had 16 years experience in the operation of variety stores.  For 10 years he was with chain stores and for the past six yers he has operated a service for variety store owners.  Mr. & Mrs. Little’s home is in North Manchester.  The store will be known as The Little 5 and 10 Cent Store.



Moves to New Office

The News-Sentinel, April 18, 1934

          The Security Loan Co. Today opened for business in their new office room, located at 802 Main street.  This room which formerly was occupied by the Rochester Discount Corp., has been completely re-arranged and redecorated, making it one one of the finest first floor offices in the city.

          The Security Loan Co. was formerly located on the second floor of the A.B. Shore building.

          In keeping in stride with increased trade Manager Lotus Thrush stated that two new employees had been secured.  These are G.H. Harshbarger, who comes here from South Bend and Mrs. Anna Alexander, of this city.  Mrs. Pearl Graham is the assistant manager of the Security Loan Coi.



Announces New Officers

The News-Sentinel, April 18, 1934

          The Rochester Telephone Co. made announcement Tuesday evening of the election of directors and officers for the remainder of the year.  The special meeting was called for the purpose of filling the vacancy caused by the death of Henry A. Barnhart who had served as president of the corporation since it was founded in 1895..

          Hugh A. Barnhart, son of the late officer, was elected a director and position of president.  Tully Pontious will continue as vice president and Miss Belle Bernetha and Miss Mary Gould as directors.

          Roscoe Pontius, who has been the acting head of the company for some time, will continue as secretary-treasurer.  In addition he was named as general manager, which position was formerly held by Henry Barnhart.  As such he will be the active head of the business.

          Tully Pontious is construction superintendent, Miss Bernetha, chief operator and Mss Gould is cashier.  They all have been with the


company since it was founded.



Opens Ice Cream Parlor

The News-Sentinel, April 27, 1934

          Ernest Mathia, proprietor of the Unique Bakery, this city, has opened an ice cream department in connection with his bakery.  The ice cream service will be started Saturday morning and over 15 varieties of Fleming ice cream will be carried at all times. - - - -



First Fulton County Woman Flyer

The News-Sentinel, May 1, 1934 (Phoro South Bend Tribune)

          Miss Helen House is to be congratulated as being Fulton County’s first girl to make a solo airplane flight.  Miss House is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Walter House, who reside on the northwest side of Lake Manitou, one mile east of Rochester.

          Miss House has been interested in airplanes for many years, but not until recently did she think her dream of flying a ship would come true.  Wen the municipal airport was located here, Miss House became more “air minded” than ever and decided to take up aviation.  Under the direction of Rudy VanDevere, she took her first lesson on April 4th.

          VanDevere owns and operates the Indiana Air Service, South Bend.  He has four planes in his hangar at the Bendix airport.  VanDevere has many friends in Rochester as he has come here in his airplane on numerous occsions while spervising construction of the local airport

                                      Three Weeks Instruction

          On April 25th, just three weeks after Miss House had taken her first lesson, she made her first solo flight and previous to this she had taken just 6-1/2 hours of instruction.  It is unusual to make a solo flight with less than eight or ten hours of instruction.  The first solo fight took her in the air about ten mnutes as the aviator took off, circled the field and landed.  She handled the plane perfectly, the instructor said afterwards.  Miss House is the first girl under the tutelage of Mr. VanDevere to make a solo flight, but a girl from South Bend is also studying under him at present.

          When asked what she planned to do in aviation, Miss House stated she wanted to work up and receive her commercial license this


summer so she could take up passengers at the Rochester airport.  To gain a commercial license, Miss House will have to obtain 60 hours of solo flights to her credt and also pass a written and flying examination.  Her next ambition is to work in with some compay as a demonstrator.  It is expected that she will go on the Annual Indiana Air Tur over ths state this summer.

          Miss House is 19 years of age.  She attended Rochester High School two years, and then went to California where she was graduated froim the High School at El Cajon, California.  She recently passed a test of perfect health.  She spends most of her time in South Bend now, where she takes instruction from Mr. VanDever and studies instruction books.  Her next lesson, those which she will take up this week, will probably be on “Dead Stick Landing.”



Destroyed by Fire

The News-Sentinel, May 2, 1934

          Fire of an unknown origin which was discovered at 4:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, destroyed the ice house of the Ball Ice Company at the south end of Lake Manitou.  William Ball, owner of the ice company estimates his loss at $2,000 which is fully covered by insurance.

          The ice house was a 30x40 foot structure and contained 800 tons of ice which had been cut during the winter at Lake Manitou.  It is thought half of the ice can be salvaged.

          The ice house was built last summer after a much larger one belonging to the Ball company was leveled during a windstorm on June 8.

          The Rochester fire department was greatly hampered in fighting the fire because minnows would stop up the screen at the end of the suction hose which was placed in Lake Manitou.

          On several occasions the pumper had to be stopped while minnows were taken from the suction hose.



Wednesday Nights 16 weeks

The News-Sentinel, May 4, 1934

          The Kewnna Chamber of Commerce sponsors free movies and band concerts 16 weeks this summer,   The picture show will be on Wednesday night and the band concert on Saturday night.



Moved to Howard See Bldg.

The News-Sentinel, May 5, 1934

          The Macy postoffice has been moved frm the John Hatch building into the building owned by Howard See and formerly occupied by the Sanitary Milk Company’s cream station.



To Be Organized

The News-Sentinel, May 12, 1934

          A Conservation Club, to be affiliated with the State Conservation Department, will be organized at Bruce Lake Tuesday night. May 15th at 7:30 o’clock, the meeting to be held on the large veranda of the Quirk home which is perhaps better known as the Murphey hotel.

          Fifty-five signers have already been secured and much interest is being manifsted in the new organization.  The members coming mostly from Bruc Lake and Kewanna.  Milt Wysong, educational director of the conservation of the state, will be present and assist in the organization.

          The organization is for the purpose of securing state aid in re-stocking the lake with small fish, staking off the breeding beds and thus giving the fish protection; repairing the dam at the west end of the lake and for carrying on other things of benefit to the hunter and fisherman who may visit our locality and is also designed to promote a better feeling between the farmer and thoise who like to hunt and fish and to make Indiana the greatest outdoor state in the union.

          The State Conservation Department refuses to furnish fish or peform other things needed, until such an organization as the one contemplated now is organ nterested in the future welfare of Bruce Lake, you are cordially invited by persons backing the movement to come next Tuesday night, join the organization and give your assistance.



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