Excerpts of stories published in the June 17-22, 1921 editions of The Princeton Clarion-News, forerunner of The Princeton Daily Clarion:
MEETING TO PERFECT PLANS FOR OLD STYLE FOURTHA meeting has been called for Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. June 20 at the First Presbyterian church for the purpose of outlining program for the Fourth of July organization.
Some time ago, a member of the local G.A.R. made a suggestion that the Fourth of July should be made the occasion of a general celebration for the citizens of the city and vicinity, of a really patriotic nature.
It is desired that the day be fittingly observed with patriotic speeches and a basket picnic at the fair grounds, with games and “stunts” in the afternoon, closing with a splendid fireworks display in the evening.
BOYS IN JAIL; ROBBERY CHARGED
Ernest Reed, 17, and Ira Tooley, also 17, of Oakland City, who were arrested Wednesday a after the robbery of two Oakland City stores, are being held in jail here pending a grand jury investigation of their case.
The grocery store of Lige Richardson and the hardware store of George Shurig at Oakland City were entered Tuesday night and a small amount of goods taken from each.
Their cases probably won’t be taken up by the grand jury until that body completes its investigation of the vigilantes at Francisco.
NOSE BROKEN BY IRON BARWhile working in the oil fields northeast of here yesterday afternoon about six o’clock, James Sargent, a tool dresser, was accidentally struck by an iron bar, suffering a broken nose.
McDONALD IS TRAINING CAMP REPRESENTATIVET. Morton McDonald of this city has been appointed local representative of the Military Training camp which will be held at Camp Knox, Ky., beginning July 21.
Application blanks may be obtained from McDonald at his office over the Peoples American Bank building.
MEDICAL MISSIONARYPrinceton friends of Rev. Frank D. Shedd, former pastor of the First Presbyterian Church here, and family, have received news of the two sons, Paul and Phillip. Paul, a physician, was married at Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 3. Phillip, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Waterloo, Neb., was married May 10. Dr. Paul Shedd and wife are to go to Persia where Dr. Shedd is to be a medical missionary.
The sons came to Princeton as young boys with their father when he was called to the Princeton pastorate. During Rev. Shedd’s stay here he was united in marriage to Miss Nelle Hall of this city.
OUTING AT FOOTE’S PONDOne hundred and fifty Elks spent the day at Foote’s pond yesterday and enjoyed a chicken and fish dinner and viewed and participated in sports of all kinds which included boxing, wrestling and impromptu stunts.
All returned last night loud in their praise of how the affair was handled. They declared the heat was not oppressive.
SLACKER LIST FOR THIS COUNTYThe war department “slacker list” for Gibson County is released today.
The men whose names appear and who were under the jurisdiction of the local board for Gibson County, according to the public draft records, classified and reported by the draft authorities, are deserters from the military service of the United States. Actual expenses not to exceed $50 will be paid for their apprehension.
If apprehended, they are to be turned over to the nearest army post, camp or station.
MRS. SNURPUS WINS VERDICTA jury composed entirely of farmers, after two hours of deliberation at Boonville, returned a verdict at 9:25 o’clock last night, awarding Mrs. Elizabeth Snurpus of this city $3,833.41 damages in her personal injury suit against the city of Princeton.
That an appeal would be taken by the city to the Appellate court of Indiana was considered certain.
Mrs. Snurpus was injured last August when she fell into a manhole in the sidewalk of the Null corner of the square. The cover of the manhole was tilted, it was said, allowing Mrs. Snurpus to fall when she stepped on it. The plaintiff alleged shock to her nerves and circulatory system due to an injury to her knee.
Attorneys T.M. McDonald and Henry Kister represented the plaintiff. The city was represented by Luther Benson, city attorney.
BRONCHO BUSTING IS SURE THE LIFERiding bronchos and swinging the lariat may not be on the Princeton school curriculum for teachers’ vacation stories, but four Princeton teachers nevertheless are doing that sort of thing this summer.
The teachers are Misses Mayme Criswiel, Etta Gayhart, Estelle and Sue Danks and that portion of the wild west in which they are sojourning is the H.F. Bar ranch in Buffalo, Wyo.
The young ladies report that life on the ranch is great and that “broncho busting’ before breakfast puts just the right touch on the appetite.
BLAMES SPEEDING ON THE LAWYERS“Less miles — more smiles. Drive slow. Kiwanis Club.”
Those are the words that adorn the new stickers presented by the Kiwanis Club to be used on wind-shields of local citizens. It is part of the safety campaign the club is launching.
The lawyers came in for a good share of the blame for speeding today when Mayor Shubert was a guest of the Kiwanis Club at its noon luncheon at the Kidd Hotel and spoke on the safety campaign.
“I have seen speeder after speeder come up before me,” he said, “and be let off by the jury There would be four or five good citizens who would swear that the speed laws were being broken, but the lawyers wold say, ‘How can you swear he was going that fast? How do you know whether he was going 25 or 26 miles and hour.’ ”