Excerpts of stories in the Feb. 26, 1971 edition of The Princeton Daily Clarion.

SECTIONAL GOES INTO SEMIFINALSThe Princeton IHSAA sectional tournament goes into the semifinal stages tonight (Friday) at the Princeton Middle School gym with Wood Memorial taking Owensville at 7 p.m.

The high interest game of the session, however, is the clash between Princeton and Fort Branch. Over the years, this has become a classic in county basketball circles and this game could be as close as most of the previous contests have been.


FRANCISCO — The Town Board of Francisco has announced that any dogs running loose will be picked up and taken to a dog pound.


The triplets born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Adams, 225 Wabash Avenue, Mt. Carmel, Ill., Wednesday and their mother were reportedly in excellent condition Friday morning. The triplets were born at Wabash General Hospital, Mt. Carmel, weighing Jane, six pounds one ounce; Jean, six pounds five ounces, and Jone, four pounds nine ounces.

Mr. and Mrs. Adams, now the parents of 15 children, also have a set of twins, Hariett and Helen, 11. Their children include Mrs. Nathelea Cullivan, 19; Danny, 18; Bobby, 17; Cindy, 15; Sharon, 14; Randy, 13; Billy, 9; Mike, 8; Annette, 6; and Timothy, 14 months.

SALVATION ARMY RAISES $11,700The Salvation Army received $7,801.92 from the Gibson County United Fund for 1970. The Army raised $11,702.38 with a balance of 437.07 with a total income of $19,541.37.

This past year the Army conducted 439 meetings geared to young people with 7,194 in attendance. Programs for youth include activities like Sunday School, Jr. Legion, girl guards, Sunbeams, Daily Vacation Bible School, youth camps, youth rallies, Corps cadets, directory, brass band, basketball, string band, and youth counseling.

A total of 1,395 hours were donated by volunteer workers. The officers spent 1,145 hours counseling and pastoral visitation in 2,180 homes.

During Christmas season, 172 families received baskets, 137 articles of new clothing were purchased for children, 490 new toys were distributed plus many second-hand toys received from the fire department; 32 servicemen received fruit cakes, and every nursing home and hospital was visited with 1,825 persons reached during the season. The army helped 397 families, gave lodging and meals to 201 transients, and gave 92 other persons aid.

THREE BREAK-INS AT HAZLETONThree Hazleton business firms were the victims of break-ins. Two firms were reach relieved of 100 cartons of cigarettes, Tolbert’s Grocery and Vep’s Pool Hall. Thorne’s Grocery was also entered but nothing reported missing.

Deputy Sheriff Frank Coomer who investigated, along with state trooper Jerry Jackson found a cigar box in the rear of Tolbert’s grocery containing three one-dollar bills, two dollars in pennies and keys for the store. Entry was gained by breaking a class from the rear door on the east side of the building. Vep Degenhart lost $8 in nickels as well as the 100 cartons of cigarettes. A window glass was broken out on the north side of the building to gain entry.

Thorne’s grocery, owned by a Mrs. Williams, was entered by breaking a glass from the front door on the east side of the building.


VFW Post 1147 of Princeton officially dedicated their new building, located on highway 64, just east of Princeton city limits. The new building was open to the membership Christmas week.

PLANS READY FOR PRINCETON CENTERFour persons representing Princeton Centers Inc. appeared at the Princeton city council meeting seeking a building permit to construct a shopping center on west Broadway St. and to finalize construction plans pertaining to the codes established by the city of Princeton.

The firm has acquired 120 additional feet to the south side of the original site to give the shopping center more depth. Officials said their three largest tenants who have already signed leases are Win Dixie Super Markets, Hook’s Drugs and Danner’s Discount Store. They estimated that the shopping center would create jobs for 100 to 150 persons.



The safety of children attending Franklin School in Princeton was discussed at the North Gibson School corporation meeting.

Gordon Mitchell appeared before the board as a PTA member, and a parent, seeking an answer to the question of why no patrolling of the four corners near the school had not been arranged.

Mitchell pointed out the streets surrounding the school are narrow with parking on both sides and that school zone signs painted on the street are ineffective.

Principal Clayton Weist of Princeton Community High School appeared before the board to discuss various matters. The first item of discussion was the rights of married students to participate in school affairs.

Weist told the board that he sympathized with the students in some areas of the problem and was recommending that married students be allowed to participate in such activities as commencement and baccalaureate, bank and club activities. He made it clear he was not referring to pregnancy cases and athletics.



Eight cars of an eastbound Southern Railroad train out of Princeton were derailed near Douglas Station. Six of the eight cars were Big Johns loaded with corn.

Railroad officials said a broken rail caused the accident. Southern dispatched a wrecker crew to the scene around 3 p.m. that worked until 3:45 a.m. the next morning clearing the tracks. No one was injured.

Larry Gullet of Wadesville was the engineer and Joe Cochran of Princeton was serving as conductor on the train. Other crew members were Ed Ott and Jerry McDaniels, both of Princeton, John Helsley and Carl Farmer of Oakland City.


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