A look at stories published in the May 15-20, 1972 editions of The Princeton Daily Clarion
19-YEAR-OLD WITNESS KIDNAPPED
Two men were arrested around 4 a.m. Saturday in Evansville for the alleged kidnapping of a key witness in the recent drug crackdown in Gibson County. The witness is reportedly a 19-year-old girl; authorities will not release her name.
Arrested was John Johnson, Evansville, and Donald Smith, Lafayette. Both were arrested by grand jury indictments. Smith was charged with kidnapping; Johnson with conspiracy to kidnap.
At the same time officers received a search warrant to search the Hell’s Henchman motorcycle club headquarters in Evansville, which is located at Johnson’s home, states George Ankenbrand, Gibson County prosecuting attorney.
Ankenbrand said investigating officers found two sticks of dynamite, narcotic paraphernalia including hash pipes and hand straps with studs across the back.
Ankenbrand stated that the 19-year-old had been held since earlier in the week, but arrangements had been made for her safe release.
GRANDMOTHERS CHORUS MEETS
HAZLETON — Members of the Hazleton Grandmothers chorus met Tuesday afternoon in the basement of Hazleton United Methodist Church for an evening of quilting, followed by a short business and devotional meeting.
Those participating in the activities were Mrs. Myrtle Toler, Mrs. Nellie Cain, Mrs. Ruth Boyer, Mrs. Wier, Mrs. Gladish and Mrs. Manning.
BOY’S CLUB REORGANIZES
Reorganization and summer maintenance problems occupied much of the May meeting of the Princeton Boys Club at their regular monthly meeting Monday night at the local club.
Seven new three-year directors were approved to begin service Sept. 18. They are George Gilbert, Ned Cochrane, Steve Lankford, Joe Maxey, John Nutter, Bud Dewig and Dave Hanock.
The sale of the old Boys’ Club building on East Broadway was discussed and the board empowered president Charles Dike Jr. and Vern Partenheimer to negotiate a possible sale.
10 OCC STUDENTS PROVIDE ART CLASSES AT ST. JOSEPH
Due to lack of funds, St. Joseph grade school was forced to cancel classes in art, music and physical education last fall.
Through concentrated efforts of Mrs. Carolyn Browning, chairman of the fine arts department at Oakland City College and the inspiration of Dr. Laurence Barrett, president pro-tem of OCC 1970-71, students at St. Joseph have received instructions this year in music and art.
The program was coordinated through Mrs. Browning and Sister Julitta Steckler, principal of St. Joe.
During this spring quarter, ten OCC juniors, all art majors, are teaching two days a week in grades four through eight in conjunction with their course in art methods.
Teachers at St. Joseph have been invited by the college students to sit in on the classes and learn along with them. In this way, they can also teach the children projects if they want.
Phyllis J. Pohl, assistant professor of music at OCC, directed a similar program in the fall and winter quarters at St. Joe.
SUBMIT 35 BIDS FOR SOUTH GIBSON
Thirty five corporations submitted bids Tuesday night to the South Gibson school board for facilities proposed for the new South Gibson high school to be located between Fort Branch and Owensville.
Peyronnin Construction Co.. was the apparent low bidder for the general construction of the building. Their bid was $2,319,900.
DEDICATION SERVICES SUNDAY
On Sunday, May 21, the Broadway Southern Baptist Church, located at 901 W. Broadway St. in Princeton, will be having dedication services for the new sanctuary.
Green Thumb workers cleaned up the lot and sewed seeds where Riley School once stood at the corner of Race and Walnut streets. The Princeton Community Middle School band has been holding marching band practice on the lot and have now moved into the street. By next year, band and physical education students will make good use of the new facility.
SADDLE SHOP MOVES
Doc Martin’s Saddle shop has moved to the Giro area, Salem Lane, approximately fice miles northeast of Hazleton. Doc carries a complete line of horse tack; he also manufactures parade harnesses and will custom-make any type of horse gear. Doc hopes to start manufacturing saddles next year.
4,000 FISH DIE IN CITY LAKE
State conservation officer Jim Bagby warns that fish caught in the South Side Park Lake may be dangerous if eaten and that fishing in the lake should be prohibited.
Sunday, city employees dragged 3,000 dead fish from the water. By Monday morning, 3,500 to 4,000 fish had been taken from the lake.
According to Bagby, some type of poisoning is suspected. He said there is no evidence of weed spray that might have killed the fish.
Various size pan fish, mostly five-inch crappies, and a five-pound bass wee pulled out.