A look at story excerpts from the Nov. 18-22, 1922 editions of The Princeton Clarion-News:
MINE SHAFT DOWN OVER 200 FEET
Work is progressing in sinking the shaft of the Deep Vein Coal mine north of this city, the shaft being now down to a depth of more than 200 feet. Work is in the rock and is proceeding at a steady rate. the shaft will be sunk to a depth of more than 800 feet.
FLYING SQUADRON BEGINS MEETINGS
The Flying Squadron, emphasizing need for prohibition enforcement, opened its series of meetings in Princeton at the First Methodist Church with Mayor C.A. Niemeier presiding.
The meetings focuses on the necessity of a law to enforce the prohibition national amendments, the economic, moral and social benefits derived from enforcement of the prohibition policy, ways and means opponents of prohibition are violating the law, discussing the duty to enforce the law, and the bad effects on the community from non-enforcement of the law.
LENIENCE ASKED BY CHURCH FOLK
When Mayor C.A. Niemeier, as chairman of the opening meeting of the Flying Squadron, made his introductory remarks, he took occasion to declare that the lot of a peace officer, a municipal officer or any other kind of officer is made harder by the insistence of many good people that persons convicted of liquor law violations be granted leniency.
to illustrate the point in question, the mayor read a letter from the Sunday school superintendent of an Evansville church asking lenience in the Homer Hoskins case.
Hoskins and Marion King, both Evansville men, were each fined $100 and costs and sentenced to serve 90 days each at the state farm. Each man provided $500 bond under a stay of sentence.
Both men pleaded guilty to charges of possessing and manufacturing intoxicating liquor. Their arrest was the result of a raid made by Sheriff J.D. Flowers on a house near Buckskin, where the largest still ever found in Gibson County was confiscated together with seven or eight gallons of intoxicating liquor.
“I ask you what is an officer to do when the church people are insisting on leniency for law violators?” the mayor asked.
PLAN HOSPITAL DRIVE
Committees appointed by the Rotary, Kiwanis and Chamber of Commerce have set Friday, Nov. 24 as the date for the annual hospital drive in Gibson County.
A load of coal from Francisco Mining company was the first donation for the drive. The teams will collect funds to make up the hospital’s annual deficit.
TREATMENT LEAVES DECIDEDLY BAD TASTE
After playing on even terms for nearly three quarters of the game, Carmi high school broke through for two touchdowns in the latter part of the game and defeated Princeton high school there Saturday, 13 to 0.
Princeton’s team, worn out after a five-hour trip over bad roads, was in poor condition for the game.
Carmi accorded the local team the worst treatment it has received during the away from home games this season. The squad did not arrive in Carmi until 2 o’clock owing to the bad roads. The team was eating lunch when Carmi school officials demanded that the men get on the field at once. The players were forced to eat, get into playing clothes and start the game within half an hour after arriving.
During the game, the crowd swarmed over the field on every decision and incompetent officials furnished by Carmi were a further cause of trouble.
Following the game, Carmi attempted to keep out $40 of Princeton’s expense money on the ground that the team was not on the field when the game was scheduled to start and part of the crowd left. The officials finally paid all the expense money.
The team and rooters who accompanied them experienced much difficulty in getting back Saturday night. The dispute over the expense money kept part of the players until nearly 6 o’clock and the last automobile did not arrive here until 4 o’clock Sunday morning.