January 6, 1938:
The following account of the accidental death of Martin Killian who was killed at Fresno, Calif., December 26, 1937, by a hit and run driver, was sent us by Mrs. Philip Killian of San Jose, Calif.: "Martin J. Killian, 48, a lineman for the San Joaquin Light & Power Corporation for 15 years, residing at Willows and Kerckhoff avenues, was killed instantly while walking home on Ventura Ave. His body was carried nearly a block by the speeding automobile before it fell to the side of the road. There was no witnesses to the accident, nor could the officers find any shattered glass or other clues to the identity of the death car. Coroner J. N. Lisle, who took charge of the body, said that Killian died of internal injuries and fractured skull. Killian is survived by his widow, Lula Chloe; a daughter and two sons; two brothers and two sisters, Frank Killian and Mrs. Eupha Ryan of Norwood, Mo., Philip Killian of San Jose, Calif., and Priscilla Wilson of Washington. Elder L. E. Falkenberg officiated at the funeral rites which were held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, December 29, at the Lisle funeral home. Burial was at the Belmont Memorial Park." Killian's brother, Maynard, was killed in a car accident in California 8 years ago, and another brother, Henry, was murdered in his home near Norwood 7 years ago last fall.
Gaylord Darrell, 6 months old son of Frank and Lola Little, died Monday night in the Springfield Baptist hospital after a week's illness with pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted at the Norwood Christian Church Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Selph Jones of Mansfield. Burial was in the Thomas Cemetery.
Mrs. Edward Bauer, former resident of Norwood, passed away Sunday at her home in Willow Springs. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon by her pastor and burial was in the Strunk family cemetery near Omo. The Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors were in charge of arrangement. Josephine Strunk Bauer was born July 22, 1888 at Norwood, Mo., and died January 2, 1938, at the age of 49 years, 5 months and 10 days. She was married to James Earl Davis in March of 1905, at Koskonong, Mo. To this union was born one child who is now Mrs. Gladys Perkins of Bartlesville, Okla. Mr. Davis died Nov. 13, 1917. She was married to W. L. Dodson April 28, 1918 at Columbus, Kans. Mr. Dodson preceded her in death in 1929 and she was united in marriage to John Edward Bauer in 1931 at Greenwood, Mo. She was converted in July of 1937 in an Assembly of God revival meeting. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, Edward; her daughter Gladys Perkins; 3 brothers Noah, Orville and Gus Strunk, all of Norwood; a sister Mrs. Talitha Dodson of Norwood; and two grandchildren Josephine and Lola Marie Perkins.
January 13, 1938:
Gaylord Darrell Little, son of Frank and Lois Little of Norwood, Mo. was born July 10, 1937. Departed this life January 8, 1938, at the age of 5 months and 23 days. Besides his parents he is survived by 3 grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Jones and Mrs. P. D. Little of Norwood.
Ike E. Woods, 66 years old, passed away in Mountain Grove Friday, death resulting from tuberculosis of the bowels and stomach. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Will Anderson at the Denlow church Sunday afternoon and interment was in the cemetery at that place. The Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors were in charge. Isaac E. Woods was born August 28, 1872 in Douglas county, Mo., and departed this life January 7, 1938 at his home in Mountain Grove at the age of 66 years, 5 months and 10 days. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Woods. He was united in marriage to Elise Goodman on January 1, 1894. He was the father of 9 children. One daughter and his wife preceded him in death. His wife died February 5, 1910 and on March 23, 1922, he was married to Ola Clemmon's. Survivors include the widow and 8 children: Lola Smith, Ottowa, Kansas; Irene Akers, Independence, Mo.; Orpha and Virdie Woods, Norwood; Verla Davidson, Mountain Grove; Georgia Strunk, Norwood; Lola McAllister, Mountain Grove; and John Woods, Shoshone, Idaho. He also leaves 3 stepchildren Johnnie Clemmons, Norwood; Lula and Mattie Williams, Mountain Grove; 2 brothers and 3 sisters: Frank and Doss Woods, and Jocie Goodman, Minnie Sellars and Nancy Holt; 26 grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Akers are rejoicing over the arrival of a son in their home Monday of this week. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Akers also welcomed the arrival of a baby boy Friday of last week. Mr. and Mrs. Rheuben Stout of near Mountain Grove have a new daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rhoads at Mansfield, have a new son.
E. G. Morrow passed away at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon at his home in Douglas county. Funeral services and burial were at Denlow.
Oscar Ford was called home last week from CCC camp at Willow Springs because of the death of his mother, Mrs. Ford, on Wednesday. Armenia Ford, wife of Mr. Ford, was born in Missouri February 17, 1891, died at her home near Macomb January 5, 1938, aged 46 years, 10 months and 28 days. She was a member of the Christian Science church at Marshall, Mo. He leaves her husband, two children Vila and Oscar, a sister and 2 brothers. Her parents both died 2 years ago. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. at the Macomb Baptist church January 7, by Rev. Jordan Bogart. Interment was in Macomb cemetery.
Virgil Caudle was arrested Sunday for drunken driving on the highway and was taken to Hartville by A. W. Akers and Henry Bradshaw. We understand he will be given a preliminary hearing Saturday before Mike Smith, justice of the peace.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Rook are the happy parents of a baby girl which arrived in their home Jan. 7. She will answer to the name of Lewis Marie.
January 20, 1938:
William James Moxom was born April 14, 1873 at Pleasanton, Kans. He departed this life Jan. 14, 1938 at his home 7 miles southeast of Norwood, at the age of 65 years and 9 months. He was united in marriage to Minnie Olson on Nov. 18, 1937. He leaves to mourn his departure, His wife; a sister Mrs. Jim Williams; a nephew George Henry Williams. He had been a member of the Masonic Order for 23 years, being a charter member. He was also a member of the I.O.O.F. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. William Fox at the Christian church in Norwood Sunday afternoon and burial was in the Thomas cemetery with Masonic rites. The Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors had charge of arrangements.
Edward G. Morrow was born Oct. 6, 1865; died Jan. 11, 1938. He was married to Delilah Davis Sept. 15, 1897. They adopted 2 girls, Emma and Margaret Morrow, out af an orphans' home; and also raised one boy, Edgar Henson. Emma and Edgar preceded him in death. He had 4 brothers and one half brother. Three brothers preceded him in death. He had been a minister of the Gospel for the past 15 years, going far and near to gain lost souls. He leaves to mourn: a faithful wife, a daughter, a brother and a half brother. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Will Anderson at the Denlow church Wednesday afternoon and interment was in the cemetery at that place.
Grace, 5 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Burnett, was injured Tuesday afternoon when she fell from the family car while it was in motion. Mr. Burnett was taking Lester Jones and small daughter, Mary, to their home, and Grave was riding alone on the back seat when in some manner the door came open and she fell out. She sustained an ugly cut on the forehead, along with some other bruises, but her injuries were not serious.
Mr. Otto Akers, son of Arthur Akers, and miss Ruth Owens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Owens, were united in marriage last Wednesday evening. Rev. Clarence Ussery performing the ceremony. Mr. Akers is employed by J. E. Kelley and the young couple have gone to housekeeping on a farm southeast of town.
Mr. Jesse Owens and Miss Anna May Means were untied in marriage in Texas county Saturday. They will probably leave for California in the near future, Mr. Owens having employment there.
A Mr. Johnson and a Mr. Page of near Brushy Knob were picked up Saturday by a state patrolman, on the highway east of Norwood, for reckless driving. They were taken before justice of the peace W. B. Hensley Monday where they were fined $25 each. Page paid his fine but Johnson did not pay and was taken to jail that day by Arthur Akers. The men were said to have been racing on the highway, passing each other on hills and curves.
Mrs. Helen Allen had quite a scare from a strange dog having a fit on her porch. She came to the home of J. W. Anderson. Billy and another boy went over to her home, but the dog was nowhere to be found.
A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schudy south of Norwood early Tuesday morning.
January 27, 1938:
A. W. May, 79 years old, stepped into the path of a truck on highway 14 between Gentryville and Evans shortly after dark on Monday evening of last week, and was killed when the truck struck him. John S. Matlock, 63, was the driver of the truck with was loaded with corn. He was accompanied by his nephew, Ora Medlock, 23. The Medlocks said they did not see the old man until he was two or three feet in front of the car, and he seems to have stepped in front of the truck from the south side of the highway. Mr. May was a widower and for the past 4 years has lived by himself on an 80-acre farm a mile and a half west of Prior. The coroner, C. V. Clinkingbeard of Ava, investigated the death and declared it to be obviously accident. In the roadway near the body, the coroner found the man's door key and two small cans of potted meat.
Fay Forrest, Preston Holman and Kib Finch plead guilty Monday before police judge L. C. Gregory to charges of public drunkenness. Fines of $10 and costs were assessed against each and upon their failure to pay they were taken to Hartville and lodged in jail. The offences were committed in Norwood Saturday. A warrant has also been issued on a similar charge again Leonard Cartwright who will be tried later.
Uncle Tom Burke, Norwood's oldest citizen, celebrated his 95th birthday anniversary Sunday, Jan. 23. His sons, M. A. and Waldo Burke and families, and his nephews, Cecil and Ralph Burke and families were present. His sons, Luther and Henry, were unable to come on account of illness. He enjoyed the day and hopes to see many more such occasions.
Miss Elsie Johnston and Mr. Carl Larson were united in marriage Saturday evening. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Johnston and at present is employed as teacher of Glendale in Douglas county. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Del Larson.
Miss Geneva Caudle, 15 year old daughter of Mrs. Fanny Caudle, died Saturday of peritonitis in the Ryan hospital at Mountain Grove. Funeral services, with Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors in charge, were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Assembly of God church in Norwood by Rev. James Russell of Mansfield, and burial was in Thomas Cemetery. She is survived by her mother, 5 sisters and 6 brothers.
Mr. and Mrs. Orval Stephens are the proud parents of a 10 pound boy born early Sunday morning at the home of Mrs. Stephen's mother, Mrs. Willa Doyel, in Norwood.
Charles Stacey was arrested Saturday night by Sheriff Baker and deputies on charges of drunkenness and attempting to fight. He was turned over to city officials at Mountain Grove.
A telephone call Monday night brought the sad news of the death of Mrs. Archie Johnson of Centralia, Mo. Death was caused by high blood pressure. Archie is a brother of Roy Johnson of Norwood.
Jason Finley from east of town was arrested Saturday by Sheriff Baker for drunken driving and was taken to Hartville. He was released on bond Monday and his trial was set for next Saturday before Mike Smith.
Charles Hurt and his brother's wife, Mrs. Roy Hurt, were arrested Saturday night on the Wess Jones farm east of town, by Sheriff Baker and deputies, charged with living together without being man and wife. They were taken to jail at Hartville.
February 3, 1938:
A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Roy at Vera Cruz Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill York of Coldsprings report the arrival of a baby girl in their home Monday morning.
Roy Miller had a teeth chattering experience Monday morning when he found the lock on his school house door frozen. After burning all his matches in an attempt to thaw the lock, he was still on the outside. Finally he pried the hinges off the door to gain an entrance.
The little infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Besson passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, and was laid to rest in the Strunk cemetery.
We were sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Esley Stark. Mrs. Stark will be remembered as Georgia Mulkey. How sad it is that she had to leave 5 children.
February 10, 1938:
Love Dobbs, 60, was found dead Tuesday morning hanging from the limb of a tree at his home near Gentryville. He is said to have taken his own life because of family trouble. Mr. Dobbs at one time lived near Norwood.
Georgia Alice Mulkey was born Feb. 3, 1909; died January 28, 1938. She was married in 1926 to Esley Stark. To this union were born 5 children, one boy and 4 girls: Leonard, Jane, Vivian, Mildred and Peggy, all living. She also leaves her husband, her mother, Mrs. Rosa Mulkey; 4 sisters Ethel Akers, Ollie Davidson, Phyllis Mulkey and Ruby Holland; 2 brothers Roy and Joe Mulkey. One brother, Clyde, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at Oak Forest Saturday, January 29, by Rev. J. W. Anderson and interment was at that place.
Mrs. Ellen Johnson, 33, mother of 4 children, who last night confessed the poison murder of her husband, a woodsman, living near Ava, will be given a preliminary hearing in justice court February 15. In her cell at the Douglas County jail, Mrs. Johnson showed no remorse. Officers said she talked considerably about her act. "He wouldn't buy me anything and I had to go barefoot," the woman was quoted as saying. "And he hit me once, a week before one of my babies was born and it was born dead." The prosecutor said she told him she first tried to poison her husband 9 months ago by sprinkling some poison in the salt she used to season his potatoes. She tried again about a month before Johnson died; this time by mixing the poison with salt on his beans. The fatal dose was administered in a glass of buttermilk two or three days before Johnson died. The family lived in the Roosevelt community in Douglas county.
Marion J. Huffman is announcing in this issue of the Index as a candidate for prosecuting attorney to succeed himself.
A. W. Akers has begun the work of remodelling the Mrs. P. D. Little building recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Osbern. When finished it will be occupied by a Mr. St. Clair of Mountain Grove with a restaurant.
Finis Lawler of St. George has bought the store from Lee Hart. Mr. Lawler took possession last week. Lee and family moved back to his farm north of Hartville.
Sidney Towe who has been an invalid in Nevada hospital for some time, passed away Tuesday and the body was brought back here Tuesday night. He was buried Wednesday in Fairview cemetery at Olatha. Rev. Morgan Stanifer conducted the funeral services. The family is having their share of trouble as their daughter, Anna, was killed in a car accident not long ago.
February 17, 1938:
Ernest Ryan and Claude Courtney were given a preliminary hearing before justice of the peace W. B. Hensley last Thursday on the charge of breaking into E. L. Kelley's blacksmith shop. They were bound over to the circuit court, and on failure to fill bond were taken back to the Hartville jail.
Harvey Garner who lives 3 miles west of Manes attempted suicide last Thursday morning by cutting his throat, inflicting a wound 5 inches long and severing the windpipe. He was taken to the Ryan hospital in Mountain Grove and at last reports was recovering nicely. Mr. Garner was at one time Frisco section foreman at Norwood. His attempt to take his own life is supposed to have been caused by despondency over illness.
In police judge Gregory's court Tuesday Joe Hill pleaded guilty to a charge of public drunkenness and was fined $5 and costs which he decided to lay out in jail. The allowance on fines paid in that way has been reduced to $1 per day, taking a fellow out of circulation a little longer than heretofore. Similar charges against Pete Akeman were dismissed when he made arrangements to pay a fine assessed against him some time ago.
Mrs. Charity Atchinson is staying with her brother, Esley Stark, to help care for the children.
Sherman Leacher, well known citizen of Mountain Grove, died suddenly of heart trouble Wednesday morning.
Sheriff James Baker and attorney M. J. Huffman of Hartville were transacting legal business in Norwood Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Berlieu of Mountain Grove are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby boy in their home last Thursday. This is their first child.
February 24, 1938:
Mrs. M. A. Sisco, known to almost everyone as Aunt Mary Ann, passed away at 12:00 o'clock Friday night in the Ryan hospital in Mountain Grove where she had been a patient for some time. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the home southeast of Norwood by Rev. Ora Keller, and interment was in the family cemetery on Fox Creek, with the Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors in charge.
Mrs. A. D. White returned home last Wednesday from Paunee City, Nebr., where she had been called to the bedside of her mother, Mrs. Cora A. Monasmith, who passed away and was laid to rest by the side of her late husband, Charles W. Monasmith. All of Mrs. White's brother and sisters except Mrs. Reba Scemelzer, who is prostrated, were at the funeral. Those present were John D., Clete and George Hinton and Mrs. Ethel turner of Topeka, Kans.; Reginald Monasmith of Table Rock, Nebr., Betty Newton of Paunee City, Nebr., and Virginia Rolemier of DuBois, Nebr. Since returning home Mrs. White has been confined to her home with the flu.
Mr. and Mrs. William Fox, W. D. Lacy, Mrs. E. L. Mozley and C. N. Means attended an ordination service at the First Baptist church in Mountain Grove Sunday afternoon. at which time W. E. Early, Harry Brixey and Jack Barton were ordained to the office of deacon in that church.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Tyson are rejoicing over the arrival of an 8 pound girl in their home February 9th. She has been named Thelma Jean.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Calhoun are rejoicing over the arrival of a new baby girl born February 18th.
Twin boys were born to Mr. and Mrs. John McAllister Saturday night but one of them only lived 3 hours.
March 3, 1938:
During the children's hour on radio station KWTO at 1:45 Saturday afternoon Dotothy Jean and Joan Scarborough, grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Scarborough of Norwood, sang very beautifully "I Double Dare You."
Miss Fanny Kinser who stays with Grandma VanNoy was called to Hartville Wednesday morning to attend the funeral of her uncle Henry W. Todd, who died Monday while at work in the field at his home near Hartville.
Several Norwood Citizens have been attending court at Hartville this week. Among the cases tried the first of the week was that of Virgil Prock, charged with driving a car while intoxicated. He was found guilty but sentence had not been passed when we received our report. Prock was arrested in Norwood during the Fourth of July celebration. Deputy Akers having to shoot into his car before he would stop, the bullet going through a fender.
Bailey Stewart charged with stealing a turkey was also found guilty.
Marshall Cramer was arrested Sunday morning by Arthur Akers on a warrant charging forgery. He was taken to Hartville where he gave bond and his preliminary hearing was set for next Monday. It is alleged that he gave a bad check in payment for goods bought at Con Ussery's sale.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Haynes a 4 1/2 pound baby girl, Friday, February 25. Mrs. Haynes is at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Allen. Mother and baby are getting along fine so far. She will answer to the name of Anette Fay. Mr. Haynes left Friday for Tarkio where he has employment and Mrs. Haynes and baby will go later.
Mr. and Mrs. Ethan Dodd are the proud parents of a big baby boy. He will answer to the name of Thomas Alvin.
The ground is covered with snow, the robins are thick and the peach trees are almost ready to bloom. Kind of a queer combination is it not?
The Brushy Knob school is closed on account of measles.
E. L. Colton, present Probate Judge of Wright county, is announcing this week as a candidate to succeed himself, subject to the Republican primary.
The other twin baby born several days ago to Mr. and Mrs. John McAllister passed away and was buried Saturday.
March 10, 1938:
Our correspondent at Macomb gives us the following account of damage done by the storm which hit that community last Friday night: "The storm Friday night did lots of damage in this community but no people were killed or injured. Sherd Findley's barn and all out buildings, only a smoke house, were blown down and a lot of large trees. One calf was killed and one cow injured. The barn of Mrs. Mary Findley was blown down, some damage was done to both barn and house at Jim Findley's; at Bob Morton's the barn was blown entirely away and all out buildings. The flue of the house was blown down and most all the shingles off his house. Repair work was being done on the house Saturday. We understand no insurance was carried by the parties. At Macomb several small buildings were blown down. The chimney on the school house was wrecked, and repair work was done Monday and Tuesday. School will likely open Wednesday. Much damage was done to fruit trees. Many people were looking at the wreckage Saturday and Sunday and helping what they could. We will all be afraid of storms now." Damaged buildings are also reported at the home of George Shores, Sr., between Norwood and Macomb. A storm also hit at Midway, between Mansfield and Ava, where several farm buildings were damaged and the Prairie Hollow church building was demolished. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. McCrite and Mr. and Mrs. R. Blofield were slightly injured when picked up by the wind and hurled face down on a gravel road at Midway. They saw the storm approaching and were turying to reach a highway culvert for safety when the wind caught them.
A. E. Brown of Mansfield is announcing in the Index this week as a Republican candidate for Judge of the county court from the south district. N. M. Ball of near Norwood is the present judge from this district.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dotson report the arrival of a baby girl in their home Saturday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Bramlet, on Fox Creek, are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby boy, born Sunday.
J. P. St. Clair of Mountain Grove has opened a coffee and sandwich shop in the Mrs. P. D. Little building in Norwood.
Marshall Cramer was bound over to await the action of the circuit court in a preliminary hearing Monday before justice of the peace W. B. Hensley, on a bad check charge. He was released on bail.
Mrs. Ira Atchison who took care of her brother, Esley Stark, and children while they had the smallpox, is broke out with small pox.
Word has been received that Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lofton of Exeter, Calif., are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby boy born February 7th. He had been named Billy Leon. Mrs. Lofton will be remembered as Miss Pauline McIntosh. This is their first child,
Rev. and Mrs. Egbert Allen of Coldspring attended church at Pleasant Hill Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Allen are the proud parents of a fine baby girl.
The stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hylton, leaving a 10 pound girl.
March 17, 1938:
A new type of restaurant has sprung up in recent months, known as the snack bar. Instead of sitting at tables, the customers sit at a modernistic semicircular bar or counter and the waiters prepare the food before your eyes. They carry quick lunches, pies, sandwiches and coffee or soft drinks, hence the name "snack bar."
Mrs. D. B. Grimes and son and daughter, Vernon and Harriett Agee, of St. Louis were called here Saturday on account of the illness of Mrs. Grimes' mother, Mrs. Swing. Vernon and Harriett returned to St. Louis Sunday evening but Mrs. Grimes remained here to help care for her mother.
R. J., son of Jody Freeman of Mansfield, died in Springfield Monday. Funeral services were held in Springfield Wednesday morning and at the Presbyterian church in Mansfield Wednesday afternoon. Burial was at Mansfield.
Mr. and Mrs. Hobart McIntosh are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby boy in their home Sunday.
Word has been received from Mr. and Mrs. Albert Calhoun at Fontana, Calif., saying they were all right, though they had been entirely surrounded by water and all communications cut off from Fontana. They said it certianly made them very nervous, as they didn't know but what the water might reach them any time.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bisett of Iowa visited Mr. and Mrs. Gusta Burke and Grandma Hiser last week, Mr. Bisett being Grandma's nephew. She had not seen him since he was a boy. On their way here they picked up Mrs. Mollie McFosland of Joplin, she being Grandma's sister-in-law. They had not seen each other for 20 years.
Wilber Jennings met with a serious accident Saturday night between Norwood and Mountain Grove. He was driving onto the highway from a side road when a car hit him, throwing him onto the bank. He was cut up pretty badly. There were 6 in the other car but none of them were hurt, although the car was in the ditch bottom side up. Sheriff Baker was at the scene a few minutes after the accident happened, and took Jennings to the Ryan hospital.
Large flocks of wild geese have been going north. Must be about time to plant garden.
Mrs. Nancy Hines visited her son, Scot Whitteker, and family at Cabool Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Argel Housley are rejoicing over the arrival of a 9 pound boy in their home Tuesday.
The baby girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dotson March 5th died last Wednesday. Mrs. Dotson's condition is reported better.
Joe Hill was arrested Saturday evening by officer Akers on a charge of public drunkenness. He will be tried before police judge Gregory next Monday.
I guess you are all wondering who it was that was hunting for Alma Mead last Wednesday night. Well, if you want to know so badly I can tell you it was her cousin, so please don't lose any sleep over it, and do be careful what you say about her for she has a father and mother to protect her, and they sure will do it so you had better be careful. ----One who is interested
March 24, 1938:
George Shores, Sr., who had been in failing health for some time, passed away Sunday night at 10:30 in his home west of Norwood, at the ae of 73 years, 2 months and 10 days. Funeral services were conducted at the home Tuesday morning by Rev. Jordan Bogart of Mansfield and interment followed in the Relaford cemetery, with the Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors in charge.
Mr. Lowell Walker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Walker, and Miss Vialta Kelley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Kelley, were united in marriage at 3:00 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Hensley. Mr. Hensley performing the ceremony. The young couple were given a charivari Monday night at the Walker home north of town.
The Index is this week carrying the announcement of N. M. "Coon" Ball as a candidate for the office of Judge of the county court on the Republican ticket. Mr. Ball has served in this capacity the past 4 years and feels that his record entitles him to reelection.
Bentley Orr, who escaped from Deputy Arthur Akers in October while under arrest for drunken driving, was rearrested Thursday of last week 5 miles east of Ava on Hunter Creek by Mr. Akers, accompanied by the Douglas county sheriff. Mr. Orr was placed in jail at Hartville on failure to make a $1500 bond for his appearance. He has run away from Douglas county officers on several occasions, seeming to think that leg bail beats the other kind, but this time his legs failed him.
Joe Hill was tried in police judge Gregory's court Monday on a public drunkenness charge and was found guilty. He was fined $25 and costs from which he has appealed to circuit court. We understand Hill was arrested again Monday on a similar charge.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Larue of Macomb report the arrival of a baby boy in their home Sunday night.
A family from Nebraska moved on the Lum Moore farm last week. The man was killed by a truck just before they started, and the woman and her helpers came on anyway.
W. R. Greenwood has tomato and pepper seed planted in his hot bed.
Rev. Jordan Bogart will preach at the Macomb Baptist church next Sunday.
Earnest Coday and Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Coday spent last Sunday week ago with Mrs. Coday's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Keys, near Mountain Grove.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smart are rejocing over the arrival of a baby girl on March 16th.
Funeral services were held for Hobart Lord at Denlow last Saturday. Mr. Lord formerly lived in the Stony Point districk.
Mrs. W. E. Brook received word of the birth of a baby girl to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ardrey of California. Mrs. Ardrey will be remembered as Miss Lorena Brook.
March 31, 1938:
Mary Alice Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnathan Williams, was born in Illinois, March 27, 1860. Departed from this life March 23 at the age of 78 years. When a child the family moved from Illinois to Texas, living in Texas and Arkansas the greater part of her life. She came to Missouri in 1923 and has been a resident of Douglas county since. She has 3 sisters living, Mrs. H. M. Bailey, St Joe, Texas; Mrs. Lucy Cappleman, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs. Emma Hedge, Rattan, Okla. Services were held Thursday, March 24th at the Denlow church by Rev. J. W. Anderson. Interment was at that place.
George E. Shores was born in Carlinville, Ill., January 10, 1865. Departed this life March 20, 1938, at his home near Norwood, Mo., at the age of 73 years, 2 months and 10 days. He was united in marriage to Mattie Belle Davidson April 22, 1886. To this union were born 9 children, 2 of whom died in infancy. He is survived by his widow and the following children: John Shores, Norwood, Mo.; Mrs. W. B. Wood, Hartville; Charlie Shores, Macomb; George Shores, Norwood; Mrs. G. H. Cunningham, Norwood; Mrs. George Findley, Macomb; Howard Shores of the home. All were present at the funeral except Charley who was in a hospital. He is also survived by 34 grandchildren all of whom were at the funeral except one grandson, Raymond Wood of Ventura, Calif.
Miss Dorothy Wood was injured in a car wreck Friday night while enroute home from Mountain Grove to spend the weekend. The car was driven by Clay Mott who was also injured. Miss Wood is improving at the Ryan hospital.
During the storm Monday night, about 8:30, one of H. H. Miller's chicken houses was hit by a twister and was completely demolished. Part of the metal roofing was scattered over the fields to the northeast. Fortunately for Mr. Miller there were no chickens in the house as he had sold his old hens and the pullets had been moved to another building. Some of Dr. VanNoy's fencing was also blown down and a small building at Smith Fry's was toppled over. It is also reported that several trees were blown down on the Uncle Cub Pope place.
Mrs. Wess Sisco has her incubator setting again with 500 eggs.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Harker of Kansas City, are the proud parents of a 6 1/2 pound baby girl born March 22. Mrs. Harker will be remembered here as Miss Inita Helsley.
April 7, 1938:
The death angel has again visited our midst and taken from us John Irvin Sowersday. Mr. Sowersby was born in Allegany county, New York, April 23, 1860 and died April 1, 1938 at Macomb, Mo., being at the time of death 77 yeas, 11 months and 8 days old. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Martha Ellen; 2 sons Dolphen Sowersby, of Macomb, and Frank Sowersday, of Shoshone, Idaho; 1 brother, Ike Sowersby of Joplin, Mo. Two sons, Warren and Luther, preceded him to the great beyond.
Rev. Egbert Allen is suffering with poison ivy on his face and for that reason he didn't get to preach much here (Pleasant Hill) last week, but the meeting will go on this week.
Leonard Hensley and girlfriend went to Bagnall dam Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Long and son, Leon, Mr. Osburn and Mabel Shackelford spent Friday visting with Harry McClards at Mountain View. All reported a nice time. McClards lived in our community a few years ago.
Mrs. Mabel Shackelford gave the final examination to her graduating class Tuesday morning and visited in Wolf Creek community in the afternoon.
Mrs. Golda Hickman of St. Louis came last week for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hart.
Pete Akeman was arrested by local officers Friday on a drunkenness charge and was taken to the Hartville jail where he was held until Monday when he pleaded guilty before police judge Gregory and was fined $10 and costs, the fine to be worked out on the streets and the costs to be paid in cash.
Oscar Ford and Miss Mildred Nulle were married Saturday by Rev. J. R. Bogart. Mildred is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Nullee, and Oscar the only son of William Ford. Both are popular and are good workers in Sunday School and Endeavor. They plan to go west soon. They were charivaried at Mr. Nulle's Monday night.
Jac Sowersby, age 77 years, 11 months and 8 days died at his home near Macomb April 1, at 2:30 a.m. He had been bedfast several months, but developed pneumonia which resulted in his death. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Macomb Baptist church by Rev. Chris Tyson with burial in the Macomb cemetery by the side of his two sons.
April 14, 1938:
Tuesday was a busy day in W. B. Hensley's justice court when Owen Garrison, Oliver Taylor, Rev. W. H. Kelley, Thomas Sanders and Lawrence Allen were fined $1 each and costs for operating motor vehicles without proper titles, and Hans Voss was fined the same amount for operating a car without a 1938 license. The men were hailed into court by E. A. Williams, state patrolman.
Bob Wilson of Tulsa, Okla., was arrested in Norwood last Thursday night by local officers for driving while intoxicated. He was taken to Hartville to jail. We understand he had been warned not to get into his car while under the influence of liquor, but failed to heed the warning.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Raney, northwest of town, are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl in their home last Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Hutson, near Owensville, are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby boy in their home Saturday night.
W. C. Bruton tells us that just after noon Saturday, April 9th, there was a place only 50 yards from his house where the snow was 18 inches deep.
April 21, 1938:
Delilia Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Davis, was born August 1, 1863 in Webster county, Mo. She was married to E. G. Morrow September 15, 1897. She died at the home of her sister April 13, 1938. Funeral services were conducted Friday by Rev. J. W. Anderson at Denlow and interment was at that place. Her husband had passed away January 11, 1938.
Isaac Edwards, 72 year old member of the Christian Harmony band of singers, who lived alone 3 miles west of Hartville, was found dead Monday evening in Newt Claxton's field near his home. Mr. Edwards had attended the singing at Wolf Creek Sunday, and on the return trip that afternoon got out of the school bus about a mile and a half from his home. He complained of a pain in the back of his head when he left the bus, and evidently died on his way home across the field, his body being found there late the next day. Although there were 30 head of hogs in the field he had not been molested. Funeral services were to be held Thursday with the Christian Harmony band doing the singing.
Monroe Ussery's house, southeast of town, was destroyed by fire about noon Tuesday. Only a few articles were saved from the building. Mr. Ussery was in town when the fire started.
Roy Jennings met with a serious accident Tuesday evening. He and his brother were sawing wood and he started to look into a hole in the end of the log. As he laid his hand on the log, a younger brother accidently cut his little finger off. He is getting along just fine.
Wedding bells ring again. Miss Laverne Taylor of Hickory Flat and Mr. Verlon Rogers of Glendale, and Miss Pauline Atchison and Mr. Lester Vaughan of Hickory Flat had a double wedding Saturday evening.
Mrs. U. S. Findley visited Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. Ernie Bogart.
Mrs. Hutsell of Rayborn spent the week with her daughter, Mrs. Claude Kelley.
Speaking at the first annual field day, April 12, at the horse farm lately founded near Hamilton, Mo., by J. C. Penney, chain store dry goods merchant, Jewell Mayes, Missouri's Commissioner of Agriculture, paid vigorous tribute to Missouri horses and mules, cited the annual decrease in their totals, declared there is now a horse and mule shortage here, and illustrated the need for a speedy return to horse raising in Missouri. In 1922 the mule population in Mo. was 440,000. Today our Missouri mule population is only 215,000.
David Thomas Kitts was born in Granger county, Tennessee May 18, 1852. Died April 12, 1938 at the age of 85 years, 10 months and 24 days. He was the last of a family of 9 children, 6 boys and 3 girls. He was converted and baptised in Tennessee while a young man. He came to Missouri when about 30 years old and had lived here ever since. For over 35 years he has made his home with his brother, John, and family. He had been an invalid for about 15 years and had been bedfast for 14 months. Funeral services were conducted at the home Wednesday noon by Rev. Will Anderson and interment was in the Shiloh cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stewart on Dry Creek, are rejoicing over the arrival of an 8 pound girl in their home last Wednesday. She has been named Lillian Faye.
The post office building in Norwood has undergone a renovation this week, inside and out. W. A. Pope did the painting while the office force oiled the floor.
J. A. Dixon, E. L. Kelley, J. T. Broadus and Roscoe Allen attended the old time singing at Wolf Creek church Sunday and report a good time. They sang until 11:00 a.m. at which time Rev. Claude Smith preached. Then after a big dinner had been disposed of, singing was resumed. This was the opening of the season for the Harmony band. They go to Shiloh next Sunday.
Robert Wadlow, from Alton, Ill., who is 8 feet and 8 1/2 incles tall and weighs 500 pounds will be at Dryers Shoe Store in Mountain Grove Thursday, April 28, for 10 to 11 o'clock in the morning. No charges to see him.
April 28, 1938:
Mattie Thompson, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Thompson, was born September 29, 1906. She departed this life April 22, 1938. She was married to Dalphon Sowersby June 9, 1928 and to this union 5 children were born. She is survived by her husband, 5 children, 6 brothers, 6 sisters and her father.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Cones have a fine baby girl. Mrs. Cones is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Anderson.
Several folks from our community attended the funeral Sunday of Uncle Tom Proctor, who passed away Friday evening at the home of a daughter near Fielden. He leaves several children and other relatives. He was laid to rest in Denlow cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Calhoun are rejoicing over the arrival of a new baby boy born Monday, April 18th.
Marinda Josephine is the name given to the little Miss who arrived in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Laub last Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. I.J. Tidball received word Monday of the birth of another grandson at the home of their daughter, Mrs. E. G. Gooch in Wichita, Kansas.
May 5, 1938:
The Farmers Produce building, owned by Noah Strunk, was destroyed by fire which started about 8:00 o'clock Tuesday evening. The fire seemed to have started in the egg room near the center of the building and is thought to have been caused by defective electric wiring. Among the first to discover the fire were Burva Davis and Ruey Moles and the latter notified Mr. Strunk who was about ready to start to the gymnasium to the class night exercises. Only a few articles, including several sacks of flour and feed, and some batteries from the rear of the buidling, were saved. By heroic work on the part of volunteer fire fighters all adjoining buildings were saved. The plate glass windows in the Bouldin building were badly cracked by the heat, and one window in the VanNoy drug store was cracked, while windows in the Thompson garage building were broken so badly that the glass dropped out. Mr. Strunk estimates his loss on building and contents at $5,000 which is only partly covered by insurance. He has not made any plans for rebuilding at present.
The village board met Monday night and by unanimous vote retained Arthur Akers as marshal. Other business of a routine nature was transacted.
We erred last week in stating that little Miss Marinda Josephine Laub was a new arrial in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Laub. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Laub who are very proud of the new daughter, and we hope the young lady is not too much put out by our mistake.
Mr. Burner of the Ashley neighborhood and Mrs. Mayme Ellyson of Kansas were married at Hartville Saturday afternoon.
Several farmers in this neighborhood are making arrangements to grow tomatoes and beans this season for the canning factory.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Rader are the proud paents of a 9 pound girl born Friday, April 22.
Owing to the heavy rain Friday night, the creeks were out of banks, and the rural carrier on Route No. 2 from Ava was unable to deliver the mail.
We are sorry to hear of the great tragedy enacted in the new courthouse in Ava last week in which Mr. Harris, after seriously shooting Attorney Banta, took his own life. Although Mr. Banta is critically ill in a Springfield hospital, we are hoping that he may soon recover.
Mrs. Mattie Thompson Sowersby died in her home southeast of Macomb April 21, after several weeks illness. She was the wife of Dolphen Sowersby. She leaves her husband and 5 children, the oldest child 8 years and the baby 4 months, 3 girls and 2 boys. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Macomb Baptist church with burial in the Macomb cemetery.
May 12, 1938:
Last week the county court of Wright County set the county tax levy at 40 cents on the $100 valuation for the coming year, the county road and bridge levy at 10 cents and the township levy at 10 cents.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mears write back from Oregon saying they have a new baby girl in their home.
The following seniors received diplomas at the commencement exercises for Norwood high school last Thursday evening: Homer Johnston, Alva Rowland, Maxine Wood, Maxine Summer, Dorothy Hinote, Ruby Doyel, Vialta Keller-Walker and Doris Miller. Doris Miller was valedictorian of the class and Homer Johnston salutatorian, and the former received a scholarship to Southwest teachers college at Springfield while the latter received one to Southwest Baptist college at Bolivar.
HAPPY HIRAM'S HOUN' DOG by "Ozarker By Choice": Just as all his Ozark comrades, Hiram sure tried all the paces---Taffy pullings, spelling bees, And the thrilling pony races; Fish hooks made of baling wire, Kites so good that none flew higher, Buckeyes hid in the old school stove; None dived deeper than Hi dove. At church supper sly as any fox, Bidding hoarded, hard-saved nickels for his grandma's box Toting wood in (when he had to) Pulling curls on way from school. People chuckled kindly o'er him "Happy Hiram, harmless fool!" Then on an epoch making day, (The first he e'er did shave) A new girl beamed on him all high, And he became her slave. He fairly grovelled on the ground And squirmed beneath her feet; If she but answered "here" at school He had happiness complete. Not so many months flew by Of delicious love in clover, Than, alas--I knew you'd guess it, Love delirious was all over. Hi dragged around for one full week, Till lonely love was drowned. Then one day strayed up to his door, a homely hungry hound. He crept up, coaxing, to Hi's side, And Hiram's heart flew open wide. For three years now they've been such pals, He's had no time or cash for gals. If you think that hound ugliest in any hound crowd, THINK what you will, but don't say it out too loud. They pass each other, the girl and he, Why he don't even quiver, hardly does he see. But his sun would set at noon-tide high, If that homely hound would up and die.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Bradshaw report the arrival of a baby girl in their home Friday night.
Mrs. Lula Raney has taken over the management of the cafe in the Mrs. P. D. Little building in Norwood.
L. C. Gregory arrived home Saturday night from Worland, Wyo., bringing back a truck load of beans. Mr. Gregory reports an abundance of rain all through the western country with fine crop prospects.
Mrs. Elsie Akeman Sperlin has sold her place south of town to Mr. and Mrs. Dan Coffman. It will be occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Akeman. We understand that Mr. and Mrs. Sperlin will move into the White Elephant building in town.
Roy Burnett and his mother, Mrs. M. M. Lane, attended the funeral of Aaron Hart at Hartville Monday. Aaron, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harve Hart, was injured in a wood saw accident more than two months ago, dying as a result of the injuries.
Newt Sanders of near Stony Point passed through our community Tuesday driving a traction engine which he was delivering to the Hicks brothers near Ava.
May 19, 1938:
Elbert B. Hensley, 60 year old resident of Mansfield, committed suicide at his home Sunday morning by shooting himself with a revolver. The gun was borrowed from a friend to whom Hensley stated that he wanted to shoot rats. Mr. Hensley had been prominent in Republican politics in Wright county, having served as chairman of the county central committee. He was township assessor and was at one time principal of the Mansfield high school. He was a son of John A. Hensley, a former sheriff of the county. Funeral services were held Tuesday and burial was in the Hensley cemetery two miles north of Mansfield.
Arrangements have been made to have the Goodwill Family, noted Springfield radio entertainers, put on a program at the Norwood gymnasium Friday night, May 27. An admission of 10 and 20 cents will be charged at the door.
Sanford Little who recently left here with the intention of accepting a position in the Sears and Roebuck store at Cambden, N.J., changed his mind on reaching St. Louis and went to Los Angeles, Calif., instead to accept a similar position in the Sears store there.
Mrs. J. N. Busby and son, Bill, were at Licking Sunday to attend the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. A. Crow.
An all day meeting and foot-washing rites, with dinner on the grounds, will be held at Mt. Zion No. 1 north of town next Sunday.
Mrs. R. M. Dean of Rayborn fell and broke her right arm while feeding chickens at her home Monday morning. The bone was set by Dr. VanNoy.
Asa Wade is very ill at the home of his son, Roy Wade. His daughters: Mrs. Pearl Ungle of near Kansas City and Mrs. Nellie Miller of Bakersfield, California, and his son, Ernie Wade of near Mansfield are with him. Dr. VanNoy of Norwood is his physician.
The ten children, six boys and four girls, of Rev. and Mrs. Henry Shannon, deceased, early pioneers of Douglas county, held a family reunion which continued for several days. Several are out of state residents and have not met for thirty years. The children are: Joe Shannon and Harry Shannon of Drury, Mo.; Lena S. England of Ava; Amma Shannon from Colorado; Rev. Ray Shannon of Elgin, Kansas; Lulien S. Updegraff of Jerome, Idaho; Cumpia S. Hart, Santa Monica, California; Bill Shannon, Ash Grove, Mo.; Eunice S. Reed, Cabool, Mo.; and Walter Shannon, Seymour, Mo. Their first "all together" meeting was May 8, at the home of the borther, Harry, at Drury, where all the family, including nephews, nieces, cousins and a few very close friends made up an assembly of sixty-three people. Their second all together meeting was held May 9, with their brother, Joe and family also of Drury. Their third meeting was held May 10 with their sister, Lena, of Ava. Special guests with them at this meeting were Rev. A. M. Halford and his mother, Mrs. Anna Halford, and his brother, Rev. Thomas Halford, and family who had been childhood playmates and whose fathers had been many years in ministerial work together. Their last all together meeting was with their brother, Walter and family at Seymour on May 15. They will all leave very soon for their homes. Several going this week. On the first day of their meeting they made a trip to Mountain Grove and had a large picture of the family taken for thirty relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Detherage are the proud parents of a baby girl born May 8, and Mr. and Mrs. Claud Kelley are rejoicing over the arrival of a son born May 11.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Jones are rejoicing over the arrival of a new baby boy born Saturday morning, May 14.
May 26, 1938:
Glen Witchey, about 32 years old, who lives six miles southeast of Ava, was recently sentenced to two years in the penitentiary in a special term of circuit court held at Ava. Witchey was charged with the theft of nine rolls of woven wife from J. H. Schudy of Coldspring, said to have been taken from the Schudy farm the night of April 27. In Witchey's possession, it is reported, was a set of blacksmith tools consisting of anvil, tongs and hammer, that for the past 28 years marked the grave of a former blacksmith buried in the Denlow cemetery. The tools were taken from the grave the same night the wire was taken.
A letter from Aunt Martha, of the Goodwill Family, received Tuesday morning brings the information that "Slim" is back in Springfield and will be here with the rest of the bunch Friday night when they appear at the gymnasium. Slim will also have his Prairie Play Boys with him, making it a big, double program. This is good news to the many admirers of Slim in this section and will no doubt help to swell the crowd that is expected to turn out to see and hear the Goodwill Family Friday night.
Again has the angel of death visited our community and carried away a highly respected citizen and loving father. Asa Wade was born in Willis, Va., in 1860 and died May 19, 1938, at the age of 78 years. He was married to Addie Hylton Feb. 11, 1886. To this union were born six children, four girls and two boys. Those surviving are: Roy Wade, Macomb, Mo.; Mrs. Pearl Ungles, Bethany, Mo.; and Mrs. Nellie Miller, Bakersfield, Calif. He leaves ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was reunited in the Brethren church in the fall of 1933. His wife departed this life May 6, 1917. He made his home near Mansfield for the past 26 years. Funeral services were conducted May 20 by Rev. Ramie Gass and he was laid to rest in the Fairview cemetery.
It would be better if things had been so arranged that an empty head, like an empty stomach, wouldn't let its owner rest until he put something in it.---Washington Post.
Rev. Broox Todd of near Hartville has been employed as pastor of the Christian church in Norwood and preaches here on the first Sunday evening of each month.
June 2, 1938:
An item published a few weeks ago in which is was stated that Mr. and Mrs. Sperlin had sold their place south of town was in error. The property belonged to Mrs. Sperlin's son, Henry Norcross, and was sold to Willliam Coffman instead of to Dan Coffman, as previously stated.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Oetting are the proud parents of a seven pound boy born May 22, They named him Marvin Ernest. This is their second son.
Lightning struck the barn on Harve Findley's farm Saturday after noon and burned it. John Short lives there now, and he lost one calf in the fire and some corn. The barn had only been built four or five years. Harve Findley is in California.
Mr. and Mrs. Elza Huff are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl born May 25. She will answer to the name of Caroll Jean.
Mr. and Mrs. Ulla Shackleford are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl forn May 19th. She will answer to the name of Lenoie.
Rev. A. M. Halford was called Friday to the Wright home near Bertha to preach the funeral of their infant babe.
We were very sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Frost as he and Mrs. Frost once lived in our community (Pleasant Hill). They ran a store and filling station near here.
Sunday being Dutch Strunk's birthday, his daughter, Mrs. Fessler, planned a dinner for him at her home and those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Rook, Mr. and Mrs. Dutch Strunk and son, Mr. and Mrs. Wess Sisco, Mr. and Mrs. McKinley Sisco and son, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fessler, Bink and Elza Sisco and Orville Strunk, and in the afternoon Mrs. Raymond and Unice Strunk called.
There was a car wreck almost on Whetstone bridge Saturday; none were hurt.
June 9, 1938:
Well, the fish haven't been biting so good, so here we are back in our usual space. Nearly every place we have been too many people got there ahead of us. There seem to be fewer fish in the upper reaches of both Bryant and Whetstone creeks than at the same time last year. Fish were biting well the first of the week but the big ones seemed to be absent.
Mrs. Lou Stout was born Aug. 10, 1863. Departed this life May 30, 1938 at the age of 74 years, 9 months and 20 days. She was married to William Stout in 1882, and to this union twelve children were born, four of whom have preceded her in death. Those surviving are: Mary Elliott of Ann, Mo., Nettie Tedrick, Trail, Mo.; Elva Arnett, Exeter, Calif.; Vernia Gowens, Mountain Grove, Mo.; Virgil Stout, Drury, Mo.; Cornelia Bradshaw, Norwood, Mo.; Vallie Davis, Ava, Mo.; and Vallina Millsap, Mansfield, Mo. She also leaved 51 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Massey at the Assembly of God church and interment was in the Yates cemetery on Bryant Tuesday afternoon, May 31.
At the regular meeting of the Village board Friday night it was decided to issue a warning to those shooting firecrackers on the streets of Norwood to be more careful. Many complaints have been received and failure to heed this warning may result in an ordinance prohibiting the shooting of firecrackers within the corporate limits of the village. Please do not thow them under or near the feet of anyone, or shoot them near horses or mules.
Mrs. Sela Tharp, widow of the late David Tharp, of Exeter, Calif., passed away June 1 in the Tulare County hospital as a result of an attack of broncho-pneumonia. The body was brought back here for burial, arriving on the Sunnyland Sunday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Anderson at Community Hall Monday afternoon and interment was in the Curtis cemetery at that place. A daughter accompanied the body from California to Springfield, and came on down to the funeral Monday with her brother, Charley Tharp, who had been here Saturday and made arrangements with Mr. Bouldin to have the body of his mother taken care of upon its arrival. Mrs. Tharp was 62 years, 8 months and 26 days of age at time of death.
Jesse Adamson, who escaped from the penitentiary at Jefferson City about 30 days ago was captured last Thursday at Mountain Grove by Sheriff James Baker, assisted by deputies Lacy Sellers of Hartville, and Arthur Akers and Henry Bradsaw of Norwood. Adamson, known as a dangerous man, was found in the home of Besse Deavers in Mountain Grove. He tried to get away but upon finding the house surrounded he went to a hiding place, already prepared in the building, where the officers found him. A loaded automatic gun was also found in his place of concealment. Officers from Jefferson City came after him Friday.
Our Denlow correspondent tells of Mrs. L. C. Dunn going to Springfield to witness the graduating of her son, Joe, from Drury college. We feel that this event merits more than passing notice as young Mr. Dunn had made quite a record in his school work and has over come many difficulties in reaching graduation. He first entered college in 1930, paying his way by working as a janitor. The next year he taught school, going back to college in 1932. That year he had a job in the public library. And so it has been all the way through as he has worked at various jobs, taught school between times, supported his widowed mother, and kept up the payments on a 200 acre farm in Douglas county. He also found time to take a correspondence course from the University of Illinois to obtain extra credits toward his graduation. He holds the highest scholarship record in this year's class with 3.74 points out of a possible 4. Mr. Dunn will teach at Denlow the coming year where, in his own words, he will be "principal, superintendent and coach."
France Smith was up town Tuesday hunting help to get some of his potatoes out of the ground---said they were crowding one another in the hills so that he would have to remove some of the big ones if he could get men enough to lift them out.
An amusing incident happened Monday morning. Minnie, the dog belonging to Billy anderson, came carrying a dinner bucket by the handle and layed it in the yard of her master, and there she tried to open it. On investigating her find, she had picked up a nice lunch and had carried it more carefully than a schoolboy, as everything was in its place. She looked rather disappointed when she did not get to enjoy her lunch but anyway she got a little extra for her breakfast for being so careful. The lunch belonged to Bud McCarty.
Mr. and Mrs. Wess Sisco, Mrs. Helen Blevens and Frances Stephens helped Dave Best set out tomato plants last Tuesday. Dave is putting out tomatoes for the factory.
Attorney Lz Banta died early Sunday morning in a Springfield hospital where he had been since being shot while in his office in Ava several weeks ago. Funeral services were held at Ava Wednesday.
Mrs. Sam Williams and children, Roy, Francis and Mary, of near Norwood were to see the new baby at Mr. and Mrs. Martin Oetting's Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Oetting were to see their new grandson at Mr. and Mrs. Martin Oetting's Sunday evening.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank King, Sunday, a boy.
Aunt Martha Calhoun is on the sick list at her home in Norwood.
Attorney M. J. Huffman of Hartville was in Norwood on legal business last Friday.
The village board Monday night voted to hire someone to cut the weeds on the streets and alleys.
Mr. Deer, father of Jess Deer, was kicked in one eye by a horse Monday morning, losing the sight of the eye as a result.
Tom Sperlin was lodged in the county jail last Wednesday because of alleged drunkenness and disorderly conduct.
Ray Kelley, Roy Weimer, Byron Strunk, Bill Broadus and Willard Ryan left Monday morning for Idaho to seek employment.
Miss Lucille Findley has returned to her work at Mrs. P. D. Little's after spending a week at her home northwest of Macomb treating her eye for a boil.
State patrolman Williams and local officers, Akers and Bradshaw, arrested twelve men here and at Mountain Grove Saturday night, charging them with driving while intoxicated.
June 16, 1938:
Justice A. B. Fugate performed the cetemony at the Recorder's office Tuesday evening which united Gorman Short, of Mansfield, and Miss Vesta Pope, of Macomb. When the young couple went to Recorder Carty for the license, he was about to refuse to issue the license because Miss Pope looked so young. She produced her auto driver's license, and all was all right. This fine young couple will reside at Mansfield.---Houston Republican
Thomas H. Wimberley who had been in failing health for a long time passed away early Friday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. L. Ferguson, where he has been making his home. Funeral services, under the direction of the Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors, were held at the Norwood Christian church at 1:00 Sunday afternoon with Rev. Wagner, pastor of the Mountain Grove Christian church, delivering the sermon. Interment was in the Boatman cemetery north of Dawson. Thomas H. Wimberley was born near Manes, Mo., Jan. 11, 1872. Died June 10, 1938 at the age of 66 years and five months. He was married to Mrs. Lavina Worsham Julian on April 3, 1898. To this union were born six children. His wife and one daughter, Monia, preceded him in death several years ago. He leaves five children as follows: Mrs. Inez Ferguson, Norwood, Mo.; Miss Ethel Wimberley, Mountain Grove, Mo.; Mrs. Zelma Ochiltree, Snyder, Okla.; John Wimberley, Long Beach, Calif.; and Miss Marie Wimberley, Pomona, Calif. He also leaves two stepchildren, Mrs. Iva Austin and Grant Julian, both of Manes; two sisters, Mrs. Linda Williams, Pomona, Calif. and Mrs. Ellen Tinkler, Rialto, Calif.; one brother, John Wimberley; five grandchildren. He was converted to Christ several years ago and at the time of his death was a member of the Christian church at Norwood.
Mr. and Mrs. Fay E. VanNoy and children were in Springfield Sunday to attend the wedding of Mrs. VanNoy's brother, Ovis Fuson to Miss Clara Lindsey which occurred at 8:00 o'clock Sunday morning. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Fuson of Hartville accompanied the VanNoy's to Springfield. Rev. and Mrs. I. E. Taylor and baby of Cape Girardeau were also there for the wedding, Mrs. Taylor being a sister of the groom. After the ceremoney the newlyweds left on a wedding trip through the West.
Mrs. Dora Caudle returned home Saturday after spending a week in Kansas City, Kans. with her daughters, Mrs. Raymond Rouse and Miss Minnie Caudle. Mr. and Mrs. Rouse and daughter and Minnie came home with their mother, returning to Kansas City Sunday.
H. A. Glass and son were in Norwood Tuesday making arrangements to bring their picture show here next week. They will be here Monday and will probably remain all week, exhibiting talking pictures each evening.
Clyde Mitchell, Paul Lucas and Evert Souls are leaving today for the harvest field. It is too bad the boys have got to go a way as badly as the farmers need them here, but farmers here can't pay as much as they do in the west and that is why the boys all leave here. The farmers here sure are in need of help for awhile as they have got so far behind with their work on the account of so much rain.
The well drillers have finished drilling a well at St. James school. They struck water at 108 feet, going through solid rock most ot the way.
Jimmy McIntosh left Thrusday for the wheat harvest.
Delorice and Bonnie Strunk spent last week with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Diltz, near Pleasant Hill.
John S. Hickman of Pleasant Hill, west of Hartville, was in Norwood Friday.
Mrs. Ann Rippee died at her home in Mansfield Saturday morning from a stroke of paralysis. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian church.
Aunt Margaret Smith died at her home in Mansfield at 12:00 o'clock noon Saturday. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Mansfield Sunday and interment was in the Hensley cemetery north of town.
Mrs. Cameray and children were called to Oklahoma Monday on account of the death of her husband who was accidentally killed in that state.
Ike Fullington of Hartville plead guilty to grand larceny before Judge Skinker in circuit court Monday and was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary. Fullington stole the old age pension money of an uncle from the latter's pocket a few weeks ago.
Donald Moody, Charley Bennett and John Ellington of Macomb were arrested by Sheriff Baker Saturday afternoon, charged with stealing chickens from Mrs. Ruth Norris who lives on the Lum Moore place. It was reported Monday morning that Moody and Bennett had confessed to the theft, and it was expected that all three would plead guilty in this term of court.
June 23, 1938:
Did you know that the author of a best seller lives in Wright County? Mrs. Rose Wilder Lane of near Mansfield is the author of "Free Land", which is one of the most popular current books. Her home fronts on Highway 60 a short distance east of Mansfield.
Sheriff James Baker, deputy W. H. Bradshaw and deputy constable Arthur Akers Sunday arrested Logan Calhoun on a charge of forgery. George Stephens was also arrested on a similar charge. Stephens was released Tuesday when relatives paid off for him.
Mrs. Catherine Orender and daughter, Rose Marie, have a new radio.
Clarence Raney was shoeing a horse Monday when a knife fell on one of his fingers, cutting off the tip end of the finger.
Mr. and Mrs. John Will Allen and children have moved onto the Perry Anderson place south of the Baptist church. The Anderson's are moving to Idaho.
Mr. and Mrs. Faye E. VanNoy attended the funeral of Mrs. VanNoy's great-aunt, Mrs. Eliza Latimer, at Little Creek church, north of Hartville Sunday. Mrs. Latimer, mother of the late Dr. Latimer, died Friday from a paralytic stroke.
J. T. Broadus and Roe Ussery left Tuesday for the harvest fields.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Caudle moved to the Nova Sears place southeast of town last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Inman are the proud parents of a son born June 16. Mother and baby are doing fine.
Doc Willis reports that fourteen goats were stolen from his pastures last week, but officers have not been able to find any clues as to the identity of the guilty parties.
Allen McClanahan's Ford coach was destroyed by fire on the road near Mrs. Akeman's home south of town last Wednesday night. Mr. McClanahan had his family with him at the time, and the fire was under such headway when discovered that they had to hurry to get out of the car. The loss was partly covered by insurance.
A big rain fell about 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon with a hard wind and hail stones as large as guinea eggs at the Greenwood farm. Less than a mile away men working in the hay field never stopped work because the storm did not reach there. It also stormed some at Macomb, but the hail stones were not so large. Not much damage was done.
Sherd Findley went hunting early Monday morning and got over a mile from home and fainted away. His folks got alarmed and several men and boys started to hunt him late in the afternoon. He was found just before dark, and has recovered how and is as usual which we are happy to say.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davidson are the proud parents of a baby boy.
John Thompson, Charley Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Wes Sisco and daughter, Alma Mead, attended court at Hartville Wednesday.
The big rain that fell Friday night did lots of damage to fields and roads. The roads are in a bad conditiion. The way the brush has growed up along the road is dangerous. We certainly need some work done on this road from Norwood to the Douglas County line on old highway 60. It has been two years since there has been any work done on this road. When men want you to vote for them they will make such good promises and tell you "Now if you will elect me I will work your road." and when they get in they will work the road if they want to and if they don't want to they let it go. All the money goes on certain roads and the other roads are let go, but maybe the road will get worked before August.
Charles Dear, 82, of the Morning Sun community, near Dawson, died Thursday from injuries received the Thursday before when he was kicked in the face by a mare. He was hitching the team of mares to a harrow when one of them bit the other and she kicked, striking Mr. Dear in the face and forehead. Mr. Dear had previously lost the sight of one eye and the mare kicked the other eye out. He fell backward on the harrow and suffered a bad wound in the back of the head. He remained unconscious for the entire week.---Wright County Republican
June 30, 1938:
Martha Evelyn Findley was born in Tennessee January 16, 1867; departed this life near Macomb June 24, 1938 at 2:55 a.m. at the age of 71 years, five months and eight days. She came to Missouri from Tennessee when 12 years old. She was married to G. N. Findley October 12, 1886. To this union were born eight children, four of whom are living: Mrs. Thursa Nevels of Odessa, Missouri; Sherd Findley of the home; Mrs. Lela McMillan, Mansfield and Miss Effie Findley of the home. Two girls and two boys and her husband have preceded her in death. She leaves four brothers: H. J. Moore of Martel, Tennessee; J. W. Moore of Seattle, Washington; C. H. Moore of Mansfield and S. N. Moore of Macomb, and two sisters, Dilla Gann of Mansfeild and Mary Findley of Macomb. Also fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was converted in her youth. She had been a member of the Macomb Baptist church thirty years. Funeral conducted by Rev. J. R. Bogart at Macomb and burial in the Findley cemetery Saturday afternoon, June 25.
The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Pyle who live on the Bill Cole place southeast of town passed away Tuesday of last week. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Kelley Thursday and interment was in the Union Chapel cemetery south of Mountain Grove. The baby girl only lived about 2 hours. Mrs. Pyle is reported to be getting along all right.
Seen in passing: A candidate who had promised the editor the job of printing his cards slipping around the corner with a sheepish look on his face, evidently trying to dodge the editor as he handed out his cards, printed in another shop.
Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Butcher's 18 months old baby died at their home in California last week and the body was brought back here by Mrs. Butcher for burial, arriving in Norwood Friday afternoon. Funeral services were held at Oak Grove Saturday morning at 11:00 o'clock and interment was at that place. Mrs. Butcher will visit here a few days before returning to California.
L. C. Gregory and son, Wayne, left Wednesday for Worland, Wyoming, taking a truck load of timber products.
J. L. Scarborough went to see his brother, Burce, north of Norwood, Tuesday. The latter has been confined to his bed for four years.
Several from this vicinity have been attending services at Mt. Zion No. 1. Rev. Ocie Allen of Mountain Grove is conducting the meeting.
Ernest Coday received burns about his face when he attempted to remove the radiator cap from his car.
Smith Fry and Bill Caudle put two coats of paint on the Fairview school house last week.
July 7, 1938:
Joseph Sampson Rippee was born near Vera Cruz on Bryant Creek May 22, 1875; departed this life June 28, 1938, at the age of 63 years, one month and six days. He was married to Rosie Peek in 1900. To this union eight children were born, one of whom preceded him in death. Those living are Lawrence Rippee, Seadan, Kans.; Anna Belle Davis; Arthur, Enos, Orvill, Lee, Don and Earl of California. Later he was married to Annie Huffman of Kansas and she was by his bedside in his last hours. He also leaves three sisters and two brothers; Mrs. Zida Wood of Coldspring, Bob Rippee of Brushy Knob, Tilda Olds of Decalb, Texas; Edd Rippee of Singer, Calif., and Lizzie Skinner of Pern, Kansas. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. M. Halford and burial was in the Loftin cemetery June 29th.
Miss Nola Allen is spending a month with home folks, near Owensville.
It has begun to look like the grasshoppers are going to take the crops here.
Picking and canning blackberries is the order of the day, but the berries are not so good this year.
July 14, 1938:
Representative Dewey Short of Missouri will be the chief speaker at a Republican rally at Caleron, N. Y., July 17. In announcing the meeting, Representative Daniel Reed of New York had this to say concerning Missouri's lone Republican member of the house: "Representative Short, the selfstyled 'Ozark Hillbilly', has a national reputation as an orator and humorist; and his speeches in Congress have been of such a witty and instructive nature that both the floor of the house of representatives and the galleries always are filled when it is known that Representative Short is to speak."
In W. B. Hensley's court one day last week W. F. Jones was awarded a judgement against Archie Ingerson of Mansfield for $85.00 principal and $56.00 interest. Jones had sued Ingerson on a note which had been running for several years. Ingerson failed to appear in court and judgement was rendered by default.
Mr. and Mrs. Normal Owens, on Whetstone, report the arrival of a baby boy in their home last Friday.
A. M. Cottengim had a public sale at his home in Mountain Grove Monday. We understand he expects to go to California.
Joe Long, 54 years old, died about 9:00 o'clock Sunday night at his home in the Mountain Valley community northeast of Norwood. Mr. Long attended services at Mountain Valley Saturday night, and death came suddenly as a result of heart failure. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Homer Smith Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock and interment was in the Mountain Valley cemetery. Mr. Long is survied by his wife, two sons and four daughters.
The open air services are going on all this week at Oak Forest. An over-flowing crowd was out Sunday night. The Allen brothers are conducting the services. Everyone welcome. Hear the call "come over and help us."
Elder R. E. Herd filled his regular appointment at Fairview Sunday and Sunday night. He was also elected as pastor for the coming year again. He was accompanied on this trip by his father who is now 80 years old.
Roy Williams, who has been working for Martin Oetting, left Wednesday for the CCC Camp. Ted Oetting helped Martin Oetting in the hay Monday and Tuesday.
July 21, 1938:
Uncle Narve Allen, 89 year old youngster, was in from Douglas county Saturday exchanging yarns with old friends and getting around like a two-year old.
We are sorry to hear of Mrs. W. N. Pearman of Mountain Grove passing away Sunday night suddenly.
A good shower fell Saturday night, even if some people do say it never rains in July at night.
Mr. and Mrs. John Oetting are the parents of a son, Roy Lue, born last Tuesday.
Dr. VanNoy was called to see Mrs. Jerry Pyle Thursday again as she has been bedfast for some time but is slowly getting better. Her sister, Mrs. Walter Branson, and father, Will Irvin, of south of Mountain Grove came Saturday to visit her.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Young of Exeter, California, report the arrival of a baby boy.
Mr. and Mrs. Newton Hatfield of Oklahoma spent last week with her brother, Mr. and Mrs. Al King and family.
The men are doing some work on the Pleasant Hill school house. Lewis Rook did the plastering and they built a new flue and are getting ready to put on a new roof.
Mr. Schaffer who went to Chicago some time ago returned home last week and his daughter and baby came back with him.
The canning factory has stopped buying beans on account of the dry weather. Arthur Smith has sold over two tons of beans.
It looks like the grasshoppers are going to take what the dry weather has left. They are eating the heads out of the cabbage and eating up the corn.
Several folks from our burg attended the pie supper at the Seaholm home near Olathe, given for the benefit of the Prairie Hollow church. They report a nice time, and about forty-five dollars collected for the church.
Little Bobby Proctor became quite ill following a sting or a bite from some insect, he thought, that had crawled under his arm. He was taken to Ava, where Dr. Gentry pronounced the trouble to be a bite from a black widow spider. Though his body was badly swollen, he soon began to improve and is expected to soon recover.
Mrs. S. J. VanNoy is improving nicely, being able to be in her wheelchair a part of the time.
Rev. Ora Keller left Wednesday for Champion where he is assisting in a revival meeting. He had just returned from Buckhart where he preached for five nights.
W. J. Knowell took his fine Jersey bull, "Tiddledywinks Xenia Son No. 373389", to Cabool Wednesday to the Jersey parish show. However, he did not enter him in the show there as he intends to enter him at Springfield later.
July 28, 1938:
A fight which started in the Worsham saloon Monday afternnon landed Odes Bunch and his brother-in-law, Smith Bernard, of Tennessee, in jail. According to reports Bunch and Bernard had just come from Mountain Grove and had only been in the Worsham place a short time when a fight started between them and Claude Courtney. They were soon moved to the sidewalk on the outside where Bernard threw a rock through the plate gass window of the Huffman drug store, apparently taking aim at Mr. Huffman who was mixing some medicine on the inside. Bernard then attempted to enter the drug store but was restrained by bystanders. Ernest Miller, on hearing of the fight in progress, went after officer W. H. Bradshaw who was at the home of A. L. Pope near town. By the time they got back the two men were at the Moles and Bradshaw garage on the highway where Bradshaw placed them under arrest. In the meantime Frank Little had gone to Cornelius school house to get officer A. W. Akers who was working there. They arrived on the scene shortly after Bunch and Bernard had been arrested by Mr. Bradshaw. The prisoners were taken to jail at Hartville in the Little car, where Bernard was held on a charge of assault with intent to kill, brought by F. M. Huffman.
Lon Crawford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crawford, was fatally shot Saturday afternoon by his friend, Miles Hudson, at the Hudson home west of Hartville. The two boys had been shooting frogs at a pond and on returning to the house Crawford suggested that they have a battle before he left for his home. He snapped his gun at Hudson and then the latter aimed his gun at Crawford, pulled the trigger and the boy fell with the .22 bullet passed through his chest. Hudson thought the gun was not loaded. The two boys have been close friends and pals and Hudson was frantic with grief when he found that he had killed Crawford. Funeral services for the victim were held at Mt. Zion Baptist church Monday afternoon. Hudson is a son of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Hudson who were away on a trip to the West at the time of the tragedy.
Mr. Howard Bradshaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bradshaw, and Miss June Forest, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Forest, were united in marriage Thursday evening at the home of Bob Morton near Macomb. Mr. Morton performing the ceremony. The young couple were given a supper, shower and charivari at the home of the bride's parents Tuesday evening.
Mr. Rittnour, Harve Wedge, Dave Best, Charley Davis and Wess Sisco put a roof on the Pleasant Hill school house last week. Mr. Diltz and Mr. Lucas did the painting on the inside, so we have a real nice shool house now.
Paul Lucas writes back that they have the best wheat crop in Nebraska this year that they ever did have.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Brasher are moving from Cedar county to the James Coats place here where they plan to live the coming school year. Mr. Brasher who is superintendent of the Brushy Knob school expects to begin work the first Monday in August.
A. E. Cecil received word last week of the death of his brother-in-law, Anthony (Twin) Bournonville, of Kansas City.
Charles Cramer has bought a car.
Funeral services for Mrs. W. N. Pearman, Mountain Grove, were conducted by Rev. Earl Biven at the Baptist church in that city last Thursday. Interment was made in Maple Park cemetery in Springfield. Mrs. Pearman died a week ago Sunday night. She was feeling unusually well Sunday, but when Mr. Pearman awoke Monday morning she was dead, having passed away without a struggle some time during the night. She is survived by her husband and seven children: Mrs. J. P. McNiel of Springfield; Mrs. C. Gordon Bayless of Pampa, Texas; Mrs. W. J. Chase of New York City; Mrs. J. C. Leeders of St. Louis; Mrs. Sterling W. Chapman of Springfield, Walter N. Pearman of Haworth, N. J.; and W. Irvin Pearman of New Yourk City. She ws 66 years, 6 months and 11 days old.
August 4, 1938:
Lula Ellen Woody was born October 3, 1898 and departed this life July 31, 1938 at the age of 39 years, 9 months and 28 days. She was united in marriage to Henry Woods November 12, 1916 and to this union three children were born: Gladys, Irene and Norene, all of the home. She united with the Free Will Baptist church in the year 1917. She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband, Henry Woods; three daughters; two sisters, Anna Burke and Tanna Gilley; five brothers Charley and John Woody and Otto, Earl and Jess Hull; three stepsisters, Ethel Renfro, Drucie Coffman and Myrtle Garner. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Anderson Monday afternoon at the Denlow church. Interment was at that place.
Cole Bros. Produce was broken into last Thursday night, entrance being made by breaking the glass out of the front door so that they could reach in and unlock the door. Twenty-seven chickens and a 48 lb. sack of flour were taken by the thieves. Sheriff Baker and other officers were called Friday morning to investigate but no clues were discovered.
Miss Marjorie Ann Carter of Belleville, Ill., has been visiting her aunt, Mrs. W. E. Ellis in Norwood for several days.
Patricia Ann is the name of the baby girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Pruitt Sunday, July 31.
Lum Moore, prominent citizen of Mansfield, passed away at his home there Friday evening. Funeral services were conducted Sunday by Rev. J. C. Pope and interment was in Macomb cemetery.
Chuck Woods who will appear at the Cameo Theatre in Mountain Gove Thursday and Friday nights of this week is a former Norwood boy. He has been visiting relatives and friends here this week.
Levi Sanders who formerly lived in the Moore district north of Norwood died Monday evening at 7:00 o'clock at his home in Greenfield, Ind. Burial was at Greenfield. Mr. Sanders was a brother of John Sanders who lives near Norwood.
A large granite monument has been placed in the Brushy Knob cemetery by Mr. and Mrs. Ivy Hutchison, in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reid, and the Reid lot enclosed in a concrete cradle.
Mr. and Mrs. Axie Morgan came in from Visalia, California last week for a few days visit. While here, they bought a large truck and a coach car from the Morgan garage in Mountain Grove. The truck is being used to transport some livestock from here to their home in California.
Leo and Earl McIntosh happened to an accident Saturday night between Mansfield and Norwood. The car turned over but no one was hurt.
You that bake apples in the summer time, stop making those fires. I have eaten lots of baked apples, but none so good as this way of baking: Will Anderson was going through his orchard and found a large apple that had dropped off the tree, and on picking it up he found it to be real hot so he brought it to the house and put it in cold water. After it had cooled he quartered it and sprinkled sugar over it and took a piece to his wife who laughed at the idea of it being good, but on eating it she said that of all baked apples that was the best. The skin had not been broken and all the juice and flavor was there and it was perfectly cooked. So, let the sun do the baking these hot days.
We were sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Charley Lyons. Mr. and Mrs. Lyons were well known here and they had lots of friends..
August 11, 1938:
Tuesday evening at 8:30 a man was seen to break the glass out of one of the doors of the east room of the store of J. M. Ellis & Sons in Norwood, and to enter the store. A little later he came out, got into his car and drove away. T. E. Osbern, who had seen him enter the store, and Dr. L. T. VanNoy gave chase in another car but lost the trail. On returning they found that the man had come back and reentered the store. By this time several citizens had gathered, a number with guns, and the building was well guarded. About 9:00 o'clock the robber emerged with an arm load of clothing. Several shots were fired at him, and on failure to halt he was shot through the arm by Tom Forest, whereupon he dropped the clothing but went on to his car across the street toward the Frisco stock pens where he was captured. Still resisting capture he was hit on the head by Mr. Forest with the butt of his revolver. The robber, who proved to be Glenn Allen, a former resident south of town, was taken to Dr. VanNoy's office where it was found that his only wounds were those in the arm and on the head. After being treated by the doctor he was taken to Hartville by officers who had arrived on the scene after the capture, having been in Mountain Grove. While living here a few years ago, Allen, whose right name is said to be Alexander, sold poultry remedies and culled chickens over the country by day, and is alleged to have stolen chickens by night. He was also involved in the robbery of the Moles & Bradshaw garage when $800 worth of tools were taken. He was found in Nebraska by local officers who worked on that case but was in the toils of the law there and the Nebraska officers refused to turn him over to Wright county. His car now bears a Nebraska license and is said to be the same Model A Ford which he drove while living here.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Filer and three daughters, Mildred, Evelyn and Bonnie June, and Mrs. J. W. Hiser and daughter, Mrs. Iris Kelley and the latter's son, Donnie Gene, of this city, and Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ryan and son, Jackie, of Springfield, attended the wedding of Mrs. Filer, Mrs. Hiser and Mrs. Ryan's sister, Miss Lova Marie Duncan, to Mr. Harold Cessna in Wichita, Kans. Saturday evening, Aug. 6. Bonnie, Donnie Gene and Jackie were attendants at the wedding. Bonnie acting as flower girl and Donnie Gene and Jackie lighting the long white tapers which were a part of the church decorations.
Columbus H. Moore was born in Tennessee July 30, 1875; died at his home in Mansfield July 29, 1938; aged 63 years. He came to Missouri when four years old and settled near Macomb on a farm where he grew to manhood. He was married to Miss Mattie Rigsby July 5, 1896. He traveled quite a lot and lived several years at Lincoln, Neb., where he was captain of the police. He moved to his farm near here in 1927. He was converted in 1932 and joined the Mansfield Baptist church where he remained a member until death. He is survived by his widow, three daughters: Mrs. Nellie Peters, Mrs. Mary Bryant and Mrs. Gertrude P. Jay, all of Lincoln, Nebr.; two grandchildren, Barbara June and Jimmie Lee Bryant; three brotehrs, Jack Moore of Tennessee, John Moore of Washington and Sam Moore of Macomb; and two sisters, Mrs. Delia Gann and Mrs. Mary Findley. Funeral services were held at the Mansfield Baptist church July 31 by Rev. J. C. Pope, with interment in the Findley cemetery. His sister, Mrs. Eva Findley, died one month and five days before his death. He attended her funeral.
Walter Cooper who has been living in the Chadwell house near the Baptist church the past few weeks was arrested Saturday morning by A. W. Akers on a warrant charging him with threatening to take the life of Bill Coble of Drury. He is being held in the Hartville jail in default of $5,000 bond. It is said that Cooper moved here from Mountain Grove with Mrs. Dolly Fletcher with whom he has been living.
Olver Brazeal, 17; William Bennett, 17; and Manie Bennett, 14, of near Macomb, were arrested Friday on a charge of rape. It is alleged that the three boys criminally assaulted the nine year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Sargent. They are being held in the Hartville jail.
We are grieved to hear of the passing Sunday of George Walker at the home of his father, Russel Walker, near Coldspring. George is another world war victim who has been a sufferer since he was discharged from service. He was buried Monday in the family lot in the Brushy Knob cemetery.
Bill Berry, Kenneth Kendall, Mary Hinton, Nellie Rutter and Berta Lou Dale went swimming at "stairsteps" north of Norwood Suncay.
Mrs. Ada Bruton-Claxton moved back to the Claxton farm near Hartville last week.
August 16, 1938:
A friend just informed us of a new bait which he and some friends used with success recently. They had no luck with minnows or other accepted baits but caught all the fish they could use on P. and G. soap.
George W. Walker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russel Walker, was born at Iduma, Douglas county, August 24, 1897. Died Augutst 7, 1938 near Denlow, Mo., at the age of 40 years, 11 months and 17 days. He lived his entire life with his father, excepting nine months of time spent in the service of his country in the world war, and two years being cared for in the veterans hospital in Muskogee, Okla. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge with his membership in the lodge in Independence, where he and his father lived for a few years. He leave his father, Russell Walker, and two brothers, Howard and Johnny. His mother preceded him in death several years ago. His funeral was preached at the Brushy Knob church Monday afternoon, August 8, by Rev. A. M. Halford, and he was laid to rest in the Walker lot in the Brushy Knob cemetery to await the resurrection of the just.
M. A. Alexander, the man who broke into the Ellis store here Tuesday night, Aug. 9, was arraigned before W. B. Hensley in Justic Courty, Aug. 13, where he waived preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of circuit court.
Walter Cooper who was arrested Aug. 6 on a criminal charge of threatening to kill Bill Coble and others, will be arraigned in Justice Court before W. B. Hensley Thursday of this week for preliminary hearing.
Mrs. Elsie Sperling plead guilty Friday, Aug. 12, before W. W. Hensley on a charge of distrubing the peace of Miss Eula Dodson. She paid her fine and costs.
Melvin Slate was arrested Saturday, Aug. 13, by Constable Ben Owens and deputy A. W. Akers on complaint signed by a highway patrolman for driving a car without a license.
I. J. Tidball and A. B. Winship have opened up a wood working shop in the Huffman building formerly occupied by Cole Bros. in Norwood. They have installed new machninery and are prepared to do all kinds of general wood work, such as refinishing, repairing or making new furniture. They already have several orders on hand and will no doubt be well patronized.
Mr. J. T. Broadus and Mrs. Sarah M. McCall were united in marriage Monday afternoon by W. B. Hensley at the home of the bride in Norwood. The happy couple were given a charivari by a large crowd of friend that evening.
Turner Jones, son of Dr. H. Jones of Mountain Grove, had both legs broken in a car accident Monday. He and three other boys were driving north from Mountain Grove on the farm to market road when another car ran out in front of them from a side road. Two others were hurt but not seriously.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Hinton received word from their daughter, Mrs. W. L. Woods, of Shoshone, Idaho, last week telling of the death of her mother-in-law, Aunt Nancy Jane Woods, of Shoshone. She was 80 or 81 years old and was buried at Shoshone. She died August 6.
R. W. Hinton, Lew Gordon, Ed Rutter and "Dutch" Strunk build new toilets at the school house last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Coday report the arrival of a baby boy born August 14.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifferend Hanley of Exeter, California, report the arrival of a baby boy. He will answer to the name of Gary Wayne. Mrs. Hanley will be remember as Miss Helen Young.
Frank Wedge and Mr. and Mrs. Wess Sisco have been picking tomatores for Dave Best.
Mr. Jennings got their car badly wrecked. They had started to attend the camp meeting Saturday when a back tire blew out, tearing the tire and the rim off. No one was hurt but bably scared as it came near turning over. Both back wheels were ruined.
August 25, 1938:
We see by the papers that a young woman named her baby Ford after the auto in which he was born while speeding to the hospital. It's a good thing his dad's car wasn't a Dusenberg.
J. H. Helums, who lives on Whetstone northeast of Norwood, celebrated his 66th birthday anniversay Sunday at which time a large crowd of friends gathered to help celebrate and to partake of a bountiful dinner with plenty of ice cream and watermelon in the afternoon.
The large barn at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Kelley, east of town, was destroyed by fire which started about 6:00 o'clock Sunday evening. In the barn were between 700 and 800 bales of hay, about ten tons of loose hay, a binder, a grain drill, a Springfield wagon, some lumber and other tools, all of which were burned. Mr. and Mrs. Kelley had gone to their farm northwest of town and did not reach home until the barn was burned down. As soon as the fire was discovered neighbors, together with many from town, gathered to fight the flames. The house was in great danger but was saved by hard work on the part of everyone there, thanks to an abundant supply of water. The origin of the fire is unknown, but it is thought that it may have been cause by spontaneous combustion. Mr. Kelley did not carry insurance on either the barn or contents and his loss will likely run well over $2,000.
Leonard Lee Pope, son of Guy Cecil and Matie Fletcher Pope, was born at Hartville, Missouri on December 12, 1911, and departed this life August 18, 1938; age 26 years, 8 months and 6 days. He was preceded in his passing by his father on October 21, 1912 at which time Leonard was only nine months of age. Leonard was united in marriage to his beloved wife, Marguerite Viola Green, of Ozark, Missouri, November 14, 1932. Of his immediate family he is survived by his wife, his mother, Mrs. Matie Pope Finley, two brothers, John C. Pope of Marshfield, Missouri, and Joseph Finley of Mountain Grove. He is survived also by many near relatives including an uncle, Thomas L. Pope of Norwood. He had a severe attack of pneumonia several months ago and seems not to have fully regained his strength. Heart failure was given as the immediate cause of death. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Earl Biven Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist church in Mountain Grove and interment was in the cemetery there.
About 11:00 o'clock Friday morning the fire alarm was sounded in Norwood when the house occupied by Mr.and Mrs. Karl Joy, on South Eagle street, caught fire from an oil stove. Before help could arrive the inside of the house was in flames and it was impossible to save either building or contents. The J. N. Busby home on the north side of the burning building was in great danger but was saved by the heoric effots of volunteer fire fighters who quickly gathered from all parts of town. At one time it seemed almost impossible to save the house and the household furnishings were carried out. Mr. Busby's garage was badly damaged but did not burn down. His loss is covered by insurance. The house destroyed belonged to James Williams who carried no insurance. The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Broadus to the south of the fire was not in much danger on account of the wind being from the south.
Fred Dodson was arrested Tuesday morning by Constable Ben Owens on a complaint filed by his father-in-law, Homer Bradshaw, on a charge of disturbing the peace and threatening to kill. He filled bond and will be given a hearing in Justice court before W. B. Hensley Friday, Sept. 2. Dodson is alleged to have threatened to take the life of both his wife and Mr. Bradshaw.
Alva Filer got his left hand badly injured Wednesday of last week at his saw mill south of town while adjusting the saw. The middle and forefinger on the injured hand were amputated at the Ryan hospital in Mountain Grove.
Those who entered high school from this vicinity were Velma and Patsy Anderson, Pansy Kinner, Maxine Kidd, Neva and Delorise Jones, Caroll and Dee Johnson, Roy Stelzer, Lesster Hurt, Junior, Glen, Reta Ruth Huff and Vern Johnson entered in the grade school.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Allen are the proud parents f a baby boy who arrived in their home Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Reece of Wyoming are rejoicing over the arrival of a boy in their home, this being their first child. Mrs. Reece will be remembered as Miss Roberta Vining, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Vining.
Mrs. Wess Sisco received word from her father, Martin Miller, at Wyandotte, Okla., telling her his house and everything in it burned three weeks ago. They did not save one thing as they were not able.
The tomato picking is about over if it don't rain soon as the tomatoes are cooked on the vines.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Finch and family moved to the Lark farm east of town last week.
September 1, 1938:
A newspaper clipping from the Murray, Ky., Ledger and Times received at the Index office this week tells of the death of J. S. Smotherrman, a former resident of this community. Mr. Smotherman was taken critically ill August 21, and died in Mason's Memorial hospital in Murray August 24. Funeral services were conducted Thursday by Rev. K. G. Dunn and his body was laid to rest by the side of an infant son, Ellis Voy, in South Pleasant Grove cemetery. The body of his other infant son, James Onyx, is resting in the Helums cemetery near Norwood. Mr. Smotherman was 66 years old at the time of death. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Smotherman.
Miss Ruby Owens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Owens, was badly burned about noon Saturday when she spilled a pot of boiling beans on herself while preparing dinner. Her left arm from the shoulder down, and her right arm from the elbow down were badly burned, and her face was also burned. No one witnessed the accident but it is thought that it was caused by her fainting while at work in the kitchen.
Little Joe Dodd, about 3 years old, was kicked in the face by a horse and several stitches were taken on his forehead and lip. He is getting along very well.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Stephens and sons of Worley, Idaho, spent Tuesday night with Mr. and Mrs. George Moraign. The Stephens came back for the funeral of his father, Clyde Stephens, who died at St. Mary's, Idaho, and was brought back to Mountain Grove for burial Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Martha James entertained Tuesday Mrs. Rhoda Tarbutton and son of Mansfield and her three sisters, Margarett Riley, of Seymour, Adeline Wilson and Cassie Hopper, who were on their way to visit their old home, the Billy Hopper place, now owned by Mr. and Mrs. T. F. England. Their father and mother known as Uncle Billy and Aunt Allie Jane Hopper lived on this farm for many years and reared a large family. They took dinner at the old well and enjoyed its refreshing water as they did when small children. Though the farm has undergone many changes since they were there, they found the old house still standing, the well intact and it is the same beloved home as of old. Mrs. James accompanied them, and with them visited the cemetery where many loved ones from both families are sleeping.
The following obituary was sent the writer by his sister, Mrs. W. L. Woods, of Shoshone, Idaho: Mrs. Nancy Jane Woods, 80 years of age, resident of Shoshone, Idaho the past 20 years, died here on Saturday, August 6, 1938 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nell Coffman. Mrs. Woods was born in Christian County, Mo., April 10, 1858. At the age of six, she moved to Douglas county and remained there until she came west to spend the remaining days with her children. She was married to Green C. Woods, August 1, 1874 and to this union were born twelve children, seven of whom survived her. Mr. Woods died December 7, 1915. She was converted at Coldspring, Mo., in 1912 and joined the Free Will Baptist church to which church she remained faithful until her death. The remaining children are: W. L. Woods, Mrs. Nell Coffman and Mrs. Edna Miles of Shoshone, Idaho; Lon Woods of Richfield, Idaho; Henry Woods of Walla Walla, Washington; Mrs. Jane Duke of Springfield, Mo.; and Mrs. Mag Hopper of Norwood, Mo. She also leaves one brother, William Walker, of Shoshone, Idaho. There are 33 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, August 8 at 2:15 p. m. from the Burdett funeral home with Mrs. Lida Withrow in charge. Pall bearers were six grandsons. They were Earnest Woods, Eugene and Everett Coffman, Don and James Henson and Charles Hopper.
Fifty friends and relatives pleasantly surprised Trave Campbell last Sunday by coming in with well filled baskets to help him celebrate his birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. James Smith of near Coldspring are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby boy Sunday night. Mrs. Smith and baby are at the home of Mrs. Viola Smallwood in Norwood.
Jim Finch and family who recently moved to the Lark farm east of town have moved from there to the Hitchcock place south of town.
The right foot of Turner Jones was amputated in the Ryan hospital at Mountain Grove last Friday. His foot was crushed in an auto wreck a short time ago. He is slowly improving.
September 8, 1938:
Joe Hill was fined $15, including costs, by Police Judge Ernest Miller Thursday on a charge of drunkenness and public indecency. He was given a stay of execution for thirty days.
Cecil Connolly, who was arrested Friday by loal officers, was tried Tuesday before police justice Miller on a charge of public drunkenness. Fine and costs to the amount of $18.50 were assessed, with thirty days given to pay.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Taylor of Thornfield visited Mr. Taylor's aunt, Mrs. T. E. Osbern, in Norwood Monday. They had not seen each other in 28 years. The Taylors formerly lived in Oklahoma.
The preliminary hearing of Fred Dodson will be held in W. B. Hensley's court Friday morning at 10:00 o'clock, having been continued from last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Morton Upshaw of Denlow report the arival of a baby boy in their home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Gregory took the school teachers, and several other citizens, on a fishing and camping trip to the Paul Robinette ford Saturday and Saturday night. As we have heard no boasting of big fish caught, we take it that the luck was not so good.
The writer received an announcement of the birth of a 9 pound baby boy to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wilson of Pornona, Kans., August 31. He will answer to the name of Jack Lohoyt. Mrs. Wilson will be remembered as Miss Eupha Cole who lived in this community a few years ago. She is the daughter of Jim Cole.
The second working at the Denlow cemetery was well attended; over thirty men came ready to work. A good deal was accomplished, more timber cut and sawed into lengths, and some cement poured. A good dinner, with hot coffee, was served. The ladies made a good start on a quilt. Next working will be next Thursday, Sept. 8th. Dinner with coffee will be furnished. Ladies are invited, as this is Ladies Aid day.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Freeman are the proud parents of an 8 1/2 pound girl, Mary Evelyn, born September 3.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rook of Colby, Kansas, announce the birth of a daughter, Phyllis Mae. Fred is the son of Louis Rook of Fairmont community.
John Renes of Olathe passed away early Friday morning and was buried in Fairview cemetery. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Ray Letsinger.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Allen are the proud parents of a baby girl born Saturday night.
September 15, 1938:
According to pictures in the Sunday ads the womens' hats will be crazier than ever this year. It seems that the only limit to their height or spread of brim will be those set by the confines of the family car.
A stork shower will be given for Mrs. Virgil Caudle Saturday, September 17. Articles may be left at her home in Norwood, or if not convenient for you to call, they may be mailed in.
John Brooks arrived from his home at Zion City, Nebr., a week ago Tuesday night for a visit with his brother, Thomas Brooks, near Oak Forest. The two brothers had not seen each other for 57 years, the last time they were together being in Shepton Mallett, England. Thomas left England in 1881, coming to Canada where he remained until 1885 when he came to Nebraska. In 1901, John left England and came to Illinois. In 1935 John heard that Thomas lived in Nebraska so he went there to visit him, but when he got there found that he had moved to Missouri, so did not get to see his brother. It was quite a surprise for Thomas to be called out of bed by a stranger who turned out to be his brother. When John left he said it would not be long before they met again.
A surprise dinner was given last Sunday for Mrs. S. J. Dickerson at the home of her daughter Mrs. L. T. Doyel, near Macomb, in honor of Mrs. Dickerson's 94th birthday. Mrs. Dickerson was born in South Carolina, September 10, 1844, moved to Georgia at the age of 12 years and remained until 1882. Then she came to Ava, Mo., where she remained until 1902 and then moved to near Macomb where she has lived until the present time. A total of 106 partook of the bountiful dinner and joined in wishing Grandma many more happy birthdays.
Mr. and Mrs. Karl Joy are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl in their home last Friday. It is their first child.
In the prelimary hearing in W. B. Hensley's court last Friday Fred Dodson was bound over to the circuit court to await trial on the charge of attempt to kill.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Allen are receiving congratulations over the arrival of a baby girl in their home in Norwood Sunday morning.
John Jones and Frank Little are having a new chicken house erected at their home in Norwood. Arthur Akers is carpenter in charge of construction.
A blacksnake ate eight of 21 two-weeks old chickens for Mrs. Ada Hunter one night last week.
Roy Fessler traded his big car last week for a model A roadster at Mansfield.
Richard Rhoads was taken to the Ryan hospital at Mountain Grove last week for treatments preparing for an operation. His right leg was amputated a few inches below the knee Saturday by Surgeon Ryan, assisted by Dr. VanNoy of Norwood. He stood the operation very well. His wife, and his sister, Mrs. C. H. Coats, and Mr. Coats were with him. While we regret his great misfortune, we hope for him a speedy recovery. Mrs. Rhoads is staying at the hospital with him.
September 22, 1938:
Annie Mallon was born in Kewanee, Ill., June 14, 1866; died Sept. 14, 1938 at the age of 72 years, and three months. At the age of two years she moved to Crawford county, Kansas. At the age of eight her father died, and she went to the home of Mr. Stockton at Carthage, Mo., where she remained until 18 years of age. She then moved to Labette county, Kansas, and was united in marriage to David Parry, Feb. 17,1 1886. To this union two sons were born, D. W. and J. C. Parry, both of Norwood, Mo. She leaves the two sons, a grandson, Floyd Parry of Kansas City., Kans. and one sister, address unknown. She was converted at the age of 12 years and united with the Missionary Baptist church at Carthage. She and her husband moved to Douglas county, Misouri, Aug. 22, 1889. Forty-four years ago she united with the Oak Forest Methodist church where she remained a faithful Christian until death. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the Norwood Methodist church by Rev. Darrow, pastor of Mountain Grove Methodist church, and interment was in the Thomas cemetery.
The stork, aided and abetted by Dr. VanNoy, had a busy day Sunday, delivering a girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hagan on Fox Creek; a boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Aven Wilson at Vanzant, and a girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Prock of Mansfield.
M. J. Huffman of Hartville was in Norwood Sunday morning and took his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Huffman, back to Hartville to spend the afternoon and evening there. Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Lee, parents of Mrs. M. J. Huffman, of Mountain Grove also accompanied them to Hartville.
Mrs. James Jefferson received the sad news of the passsing of her father, Rev. W. D. Winkler, of the Baptist faith, who at the time of his death lived at Sneedsville, Tennessee. He leaves three sons and four daughters, a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The work on the Denlow cemetery still goes on. Although there has been some delay resulting from conditions over which the committee had no control, we hope to soon have the stone work done so as to be able to set a date for the final "working." A glass jar containing a brief history of the project and the names of those donating cash and labor will be sealed into one of the gate posts.
We understand that Dude Rogers and Hubert Strunk had a car wreck Saturday night, and Hubert got his leg cut pretty badly and the cars that ran together were both badly damaged.
September 29, 1938:
After services Sunday about 48 neighbors and friends gathered at the home of Sam McFarron to surpise him in honor of his 76th birthday.
Relatives here have received announcement of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jarrett at their home in Tulare, Calif., September 20.
M. A. Alexander, who was in jail at Hartville awaiting trial for breaking into the Ellis store here last month, and another prisoner named White, escaped from the jail last Friday night, having opened their cell door with a key made from a broom stick, and then digging through the outer wall. Alexander was captured by Sheriff Baker and deputies Saturday night near Salem and was returned to prison. White had not been apprehended at last reports.
October 6, 1938:
Perhaps some of your readers would be interested in some ancient school history not contained in the prospectus of the school fair. The territory now known as Caudle, Norwood and Fairview districts once was all one and extended south to the Douglas county line. A log school house was built where the Norwood cemetery now is and Mrs. M. D. Stewart, Mrs. Sarah Bruton, Miss Tilda Hart, Fred Jones and Rev. J. A. Russell, now of Phillipsburg, were some of the teachers. Mr. Russell had such a reputation as a teacher that some students came from near Hartville, including Ed Claxton and his two sisters, Dora and Josie. Miss Dora Claxton afterwards became Mrs. Jack Allen, the mother of Mrs. Ernest Ellis. Ones now living that attended this school are W. C. Bruton, Mrs. J. M. Ellis and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hart. Shortly before the railroad came, the district was divided and a log school house built near where Fairview church now stands and called the Hart school house. Miss Matilda Hart was the teacher there when the railroad came and Norwood was started. At first the children from town walked out there to school. Then, of course, the town wanted to establish their own school and a meeting was held at the school house and every vote was for the separation. There were no school fights in those days. Bob Bruton said when he heard every vote was for the separation he would have voted the other way just to be contrary had he known the vote would be unanimous. Norwood's first school was taught by S. E. Pope, brother of Judge A. L. Pope, in a rented house near where Mrs. Ollie Randall now lives. Then, Mrs. Mitchell Hart gave the land where Mrs. Smallwood's residence now is for a church with the stipulation it could be used one Sunday each month by the four denominations represented in the community then, and to be used for school when not used for religious services. S. E. Pope also taught the first school in this house; W. H. Scarbrough and Miss Chaney being two other teachers that taught in this house. The house was built by public donations and an oyster supper was given and a cake sold to the most popular girl, Miss Docie Agee of Hartville and Miss Thula Rink, sister of Mrs. J. M. Ellis, being the contestants. Local pride won the cake for Miss Rink; proceeds $33 which was an immense sum for a cake in those days. After this house was destroyed by fire a new one was built by the district and J. E. Hart taught the two first terms of five months each in this house. It is the house where Mrs. Mag Weimer now lives. R. L. Henderson, the postmaster, and Judge Cramer, were two members of the board. Mr. Hart refused to teach the third year, having secured a position as Railway Mail Clerk. The rest of the school history is well told in the Fair prospectus.---A Subscriber
Last Tuesday was the final "working" on the Denlow cemetery fence. The fence was not quite finished on that date so several of the neighborhood men returned on Wednesday to complete the work. So now our community is justly proud of our new fence which bears all the evidence of having been built for permanency and protection. All corner and gate posts are built of rock and are two feet square and four and one half feet high. The fence is made of thirty nine inch heavy woven wire, topped by one stand of heavy barb wire strung on good steel posts.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Prock announce the birth of a daughter, Dorothy Mae.
Mrs. Bill Parmenter was bitten on her side by a spreading adder snake last Friday. She was getting along alright at last report.
Sheriff Baker and deputies arrested Doc Willis Saturday night, charging him with driving while intoxicated.
Earl Steinert of Springfield was here Monday looking after his farm north of town. Mr. Steinert has more thatn 1200 turkeys on his place this year.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Proctor, living on Fox Creek south of Mountain Grove, report the arrival of a baby girl in their home Sunday.
The Norwood Assembly of God church baptized four converts at Rock Hole on Whetstone Suday afternoon. Their revival closed Sunday night.
October 13, 1938:
A four weeks' revival meeting closed at the Macomb Baptist church Sunday. It was conducted by Rev. Alva Morris and J. R. Bogart the first two weeks and by Rev. Bogart alone the last two weeks. Fifty-one were converted. Over a thousand people witnessed the baptizing at the Bryant Sunday afternoon when Rev. Bogart, pastor, baptized 32 converts. At the same time twelve were baptized from another church.
Jim Fleetwood of Ava, Misses Aura and Hazel Stout of Brushy Knob and Harley Coonts of Drury were badly cut and bruised Sunday morning when their car turned over on highway 60 near the Steinert filling station between Norwood and Mansfield. The accident was caused by the car hitting loose gravel. Dr. VanNoy treated the injured ones.
Mrs. Mary Findley passed away at her home near Macomb Sunday and burial took place Tuesday. Mrs. Findley's son, Balda, died less than a year ago, and her sister, Mrs. Eva Findley and her brother, Lum Moore, both died just a few months ago.
A baby girl was born to Mrs. Martha Shipley Monday at the home of her mother, Mrs. Freeman, in Norwood.
Henry Moody died Tuesday at his home on Wolf Creek.
The Index can use some good sweet potatoes on subscription.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Absher are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl in their home Sunday morning.
A baby girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Hopper, in Douglas county, last Friday, passed away Monday.
Miss Nadine Stafford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Stafford, of Ava, and Mr. Paul Murray of Ava were united in marriage at the home of the birde Sunday, Oct. 9. Both are school teachers. Mr. Murray is teaching his second year at St. James. school.
Mrs. Addie Hickman passed away Sunday in Mountan Grove at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dolly Stephens, and was brought back to her home here and buried in their family lot in Brushy Knob cemetery. Her funeral was preached in Mountain Grove and a short talk made at the church here by Rev. Russell of Mountain Grove.
Mrs. Minnie Moxom from Fairmount and Mrs. Wilson Brown of California, Mo., were married a week ago last Saturday by Earl T. Biven, pastor of the Baptist church in Mountain Grove. They left last Tuesday for California, where they will make their home.
October 20, 1938:
Mrs. Mary M. Findley was born in Tennessee, June 4, 1864. She came to Missouri when a girl. She passed away Sunday night, October 9, 1938 at the age of 74 years, four months and five days. She was a faithful member of the Macomb Baptist church and a charter member. Her husband preceded her in death, also two daughters, Hessie and Emma, and a son, Balda, who passed away last December. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Etta Nevels of Strasburg; two sons, Frank Findley of Shoshone, Idaho and George Findley of Macomb; and Anna Findley of the home. One sister, Mrs. Dillie Gann, of Mansfield, and three brothers, John Moore of Seattle, Wash.; J. H. Moore, of Martel, Tennsessee, and Sam Moore of Macomb; seventeen gradchildren. Funeral services were held at the Macomb Baptist church Tuesday afternoon by Rev. J. R. Bogart and interment in the Findley cemetery.
Rev. J. F. Massey's mother died at her home in Springfield Monday afternoon. Rev. Massey is pastor of the Assembly of God church here.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Mears report the birth of a son Saturday.
Mrs. Vesta Hutsell of Graff visited her daughter, Mrs. Carrie Worsham, in Norwood a few days last week.
Mrs. J. H. Conrow fell on the stairway in her home north of town Tuesday and several ribs were fractured.
Miss Berniece Sikes has been absent from her beauty parlor several days on account of the illness of her mother.
Mr. Arlo Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson, and Miss Maxine Sumner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Sumner, were united in marriage last Saturday by Rev. D. S. Jones at the latter's home in Mansfield. They will make their home in Ava where the groom had a house already for his bride.
D. M. Lawrence who lives on the Winters place west of town was arrested Tuesday night by Sheriff Baker and brought before W. B. Hensley, J. P., on a charge of beating his wife. Mr. Hensley fixed his bond at $500 and he was taken to Hartville by the sheriff. The charges were filed by Mr. Lawrence's brother.
A ten pound boy put in his appearance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bradshaw in Norwood Sunday, and they have decided to keep him.
Odie McIntosh was arrested Saturday evening in Norwood by officer Akers for public drunkenness and was taken to the Hartville jail.
Relatives here have received word of the birth of a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Anderson at Monterey, Calif. Mrs. Anderson was formerly Miss Ruth Raney.
Fire, thought to have started from the railroad, burned over part of Sherd Findley's land and part of the Greenwood land Tuesday.
Will Greenwood received a message from his brother, Elmer, in Iowa Monday that Elmer's 20 year old son, DeForrest, passed away Sunday. The boy was born near Macomb.
Harold Holt from the CCC camp at Caledonia, Minnesota, visited a few minutes with Robert Hinton Monday morning. He and Robert were in the same camp together last winter. Harold was home to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. William McArthur of Mountain Grove, who died last Wednesday.
October 27, 1938:
Sherman Hammack, C. O. Peck and Jay Randall arrived home last Thrusday from their hunting trip to Wyoming, bringing back a generous portion of a deer which fell victim to their skill as hunters. The head and one quarter of the animal was kept by Jim Worsham of Kansas City, who accompanied them on their trip. A feast of deer meat was enjoyed Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hammack and Mrs. Carrie Worsham by Dr. and Mr. L. T. VanNoy, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Miller, R. L. Ferguson and family, Fay VanNoy and family, Mr. and Mrs. Noel Worsham, Hobert Coonts and Ralph Hammack.
Eighty-four relatives, neighbors and friends gathered at the home of Roscoe Allen Sunday in honor of uncle Narve Allen's 90th birthday anniversary. A table was loaded down with good things to eat which were enjoyed by everyone. In the afternoon they sang praises unto God, and all departed wishing Uncle Narve many more happy birthdays. May God bless him and may his last days be his happiest and best. Uncle Narve is still spry and in good health. He taught fourteen terms of school in Wright county in his early life. Those present Sunday were Robert Dobbins and two sons, Mrs. Ernest Carlson and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Allen and family, Mamon Johnson and family, Mrs. McCarty and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Bolt and family, Dorothy Joe McIntosh, Mrs. Anna Burke, Fate Starks, Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Connolly, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Burke, Donald Livingston and two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ward and family, Mrs. Natalie Allen and family, Grandma Hiser, Anna Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Mills, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Broadus and Mrs. Broadus' two grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hutson, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fullington and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Allen and family, Rev. W. E. Brook and family, Mr. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Allen and baby, Mr. and Mrs. John Muse and family, Mrs. Jennings and family and Alfred Owens.
The Croslin Grocery store in Ava was bought last week by J. M. Ellis & Sons. This will make the sixth store for this firm, the others being located in Norwood, Mountain Grove, Cabool, Houston and Licking. The Croslin grocery had been operated by Mrs. W. A. Croslin and her son, Lawrence Croslin, since the death of W. A. Croslin a year ago.
Mrs. W. R. Green hands us a clipping from a Liberty, Ky., paper, telling of the death at Kidds Store, Ky., of her uncle Ben F. Mays, who passed away last Thursday at the age of 84 years. Mr. Mays was a prominent citizen of his county, being a director in two banks. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Mrs. Mary Freeman passed away at her home at Macomb Monday night. Funeral services and interment were Wednesday afternoon. She was the mother of Oscar Freeman, Macomb mail carrier.
Gertie Cottengim, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cottengim, was born August 28, 1890, and departed this life October 18, 1938 at the age of 48 years, one month and 20 days. She was married to Fred Butcher in February 1911 and to this union three children were born, one son and two daughters. Betty Ruth, the younger of the two daughters, preceded her in death a few years ago. Gertie was converted to the Christian faith in her girlhood and united with the Christian church in Norwood. For several years her health had been failing until at last she became an invalid. She leaves to mourn her passing, her companion, one son, Nolen Butcher, Corcoran, Calif.; one daughter, Gena Derks, Springfield, Mo.; three grandchildren; her father and stepmother; one brother, three half-brothers; two half-sisters. Funeral services were held at Oak Grove church, October 20th, conducted by the Rev. H. B. Smith, under directions of the Ryan-Bouldin funeral directors.
Med Towe and family almost turned their car over Thursday night while returning from singing at Stony Point, when he ran his car off the road on account of heavy dust.
Funeral rites for the infant daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Garnet Hopper were held at Denlow last Tuesday. Interment was in the Denlow cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Phyneas Barnett are rejoicing over the arrival of a son in their home last Friday.
A daughter was born early Tuesday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Loyd McClary near Mansfield.
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Caudle report the arrival of a new daughter in their home Tuesday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Moody of Bryant are receiving congratulations over the birth of a son Saturday.
Ross Shannon of Drury and Edna Penner of Vanzant were granted a marriage license at Ava last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Thompson were given a shower and charivari at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson in Norwood, Saturday night.
November 3, 1938:
Frank Royal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Royal of near Norwood, was ordained to the ministry at Temple Baptist church in Springfield Sunday, at which time the cornerstone of the new church there was laid. Frank is a senior at state teachers college in Springfield, and after he is graduated there, plans to attend the Southern Baptist seminary at Louisville, Ky. He is at present pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist church in Greene county and of a Baptist church in Dade county.
The Cameo theater in Mountain Grove was destroyed by fire about 7:00 o'clock Sunday morning. The florist shop of W. O. Hults, in the same building, was also burned.
About 150 friends and relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Snider south of town Sunday to help Mr. Snyder celebrate his 81st birthday anniversary.
Carl Harney and Mrs. Nannie Burtt were married at Ava, Mo. Their many friends gave them a charivari the following evening.
Mrs. Joe Johnson attended the funeral of her grandfather, Matt Sanders, of Mountain Valley last Monday week.
Mrs. John W. Allen was bitten on the finger by a snake last week but suffered no serious injury.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Fuge, living northwest of Mansfield, report the arrival of a baby girl in their home last Wednesday. Mrs. Fuge was formerly Miss Eunice Letsinger.
Kenneth Felker accidentally shot himself through the left arm, above the elbow, Tuesday afternoon with a .22 calibre rifle. Kenneth had been hunting and had stopped to talk to W. B. Hensley, placing the butt of his gun on the running board of the car. In some manner the gun discharged, inflicting a flesh wound in the arm as above stated.
November 10, 1938:
Saturday night about 10:00 o'clock Claude Courtney, living south of Norwood, was shot to death by Wid Ryan at the Jenks road house and dance hall just west of Mountain Grove on highway 60. Courtney, accompanied by his wife, had started to a Mr. Walker's to trade for a dog, and stopped at the dance hall to get Ryan, but the latter was not there at the time, it is said. While there Courtney had a blowout and he had to change a tire four times, according to reports. In the meantime, Ryan arrived on the scene and a little later a fight started between Courtney and Lester Fry of Mansfield. While the fight was in progress, Ryan secured Courtney's revolver from the latter's car and fired, hitting Courtney in the head, killing him instantly. After the fatal shooting Ryan drew the gun on the bystanders and ordered them to leave. He than ran south and later made his way to the home of Orville Inman, south of Norwood, where he sent word for Sheriff Baker to come and get him. Baker arrested him there Sunday morning and he is being held in the Hartville jail on murder charges. According to reports, Ryan claims that he had intended to kill Fry, but instead shot his friend Courtney.
Claude Courtney was born in Burger, Okla., Feb. 3, 1915, and came to Missouri at the age of eleven years. He was united in marriage to Nadine Ryan March 8, 1938. He departed this life Nov. 5, 1938 at the age of 23 years, nine months and four days. He is survived by his wife; his mother, Mrs. Maude J. Perkins of Norwood, Mo.; two brothers Tommy of Norwood and L. C. Courtney of Ivanhoe, Calif., and one sister, Fern King, of Ivanhoe, Calif. His father died in Hominy, Okla., when he was seven year old. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Cris Tyson Monday afternoon at the Assembly of God church in Norwood, and interment was in the Relaford cemetery, with the Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors in charge.
Mr. George Williams and Miss Anna Mae Baker were united in marriage Saturday, November 5, at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Williams, north of town, by justice of the peace W. B. Hensley. George is a popular member of the senior class of Norwood high school and felt that someone of the class should keep up the custom which was started years ago. For the past few days he had seemed unusually nervous about something, but no one seemed to know what was troubling him unless it could be his shorthand tests. Later the news was spread that he was contemplating getting married soon. That cleared up all questions about George's nervousness. He seemed especially worried about getting the license, having the ceremony said and the charivari. George is noted especially for his humorous stories, his skill in fixing flats, and working with watches and radios. He is very much interested in shorthand this year. After he has completed school he feels that he will be able to hold a position and take dictation, and doubtless he will get plenty of dictation. The couple were given a charivari Saturday night by their neighbors and friends. The bride is new to most people here, having formerly lived at Mountain Grove, and more recently in Oklahoma, but everyone wishes them a long a happy married life.
Mrs. W. H. Cottengim, 62, passed away at 7:30 o'clock Thursday morning, Oct. 20, at her home three miles northwest of Tulare, Calif. She leaves her husband; four sons, V. B., E. H. and K. L. Cottengim, all of Tulare and Otis of Santa Maria, Calif., and two daughters, Mrs. K. B. Huffman of San Luis Obispo and Miss Inez Cottengim of Springville, Calif. Mrs. Cottengim had resided near Tulare for three years since leaving Norwood. The funeral was held Saturday morning at 10:00 o'clock from the Goble parlors, with burial following in the Tulare cemetery.
Saturday evening about 5:00 o'clock as Mrs. Arlie Barnett was returning to her home south of town, her car, driven by Roy Hylton, stalled on the hill just before reaching her house. She got out of the car and was pushing on the rear end when the car ran backwards, knocking her down and running over her, the wheels passing over her chest and shoulder, badly crushing them. Dr. VanNoy treated her injuries, placing her in a cast. Sunday she was taken to the Ryan hospital in Mountain Grove where she is getting along as well as could be expected. Mr. Barnett was working at Faifax, Okla., and was called home on account of the accident.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Scott, north of Mountain Grove, Friday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hensley of Mansfield report the birth of a son last Wednesday night. He had been named Edward Allen.
Revs. J. R. Bogart and Geore O. VanNoy closed a revival meeting at Little Creek Baptist church Saturday night. Eleven conversions and twenty-one additions to the church were reported.
November 17, 1938:
Rev. W. H. "Bill" Kelley passed away at his home in Norwood last Thursday morning. Rev. Kelley, well known and popular barber and minister, had been in failing health for several months but was at his shop last Saturday as usual. He was not able to come to work Monday and gradually grew worse until death came early Thursday morning. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Anderson, assisted by Rev. Ora Keller, Friday afternoon at the Christian church and interment was in the Relaford cemetery. The church house would not hold the people who came to pay their last tribute of respect to their friend and neighbor. School was dismissed for the funeral, and many attended from surrounding communities where Rev. Kelley had often preached.
Wiliam Hiram Kelley, son of Elisha and Fanny Kelley, was born April 30, 1894, near Norwood, Mo., Departed this life November 10, 1938 at the age of 44 years, six months and ten days. He was married to Clara A. Moody in 1914. To this union were born ten children. He was converted about fourteen years ago and later felt the call to preach which he did until his death. He leave to mourn his departure his wife; eight children, Cecil of Tulare, Calif.,; Lavonia Harbold of Hutchinson, Kans.; William H. Jr., Elizabeth, Johnson, Elisha Lambert, David and Joy Ann of Norwood; his father; two brothers, Harry of Jefferson City and Ray of Norwood; one sister, Verba Turner of Joplin; four grandchildren. His mother, one brother, Mike; and two children preceded him in death.
W. C. Conaway of Arroll, Mo., is putting in a saw mill in Norwood and is bringing several new families to town. They have rented the corner store building from Mrs. Margaret Bruton and are putting in a store there. They have also rented the White Elephant and Mrs. Mayme Gothard's residence property. Mr. Conaway has bought several tracts of timber near here and will also do custom sawing.
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Pierce who have been operating a cafe at Hurley moved their equipment to Norwood last week and opened for business in the Mrs. P. D. Little building across the street from the post office. They are living in the rear rooms of the building. Mr. and Mrs. Pierce are not strangers to most of our people, having lived near Macomb for the past few years. They have a very attractive and inviting place of business.
About 5:00 o'clock Monday evening as Mr. and Mrs. Gale Cheek of Olathe, Colo., were passing through Norwood enroute to Southeast Missouri to visit relatives, they ran into the car dirven by R. E. Williams as the latter was turning off the highway to come uptown. The Cheeks saw the Williams car coming but as he gave no signal that he intended to turn off, they thought he was coming straight ahead and were so close upon him that they could not avoid hitting his car when he turned. The Cheek car had a front wheel and fender torn off and was otherwise damaged so that they were detained here a couple of days while repairs were being made. The Williams car was but slightly damaged.
Three airplanes flew over the Fairmount district last Friday. That is something unusual.
Citizens of Norwood contributed $58 to pay funeral expenses of Rev. W. H. Kelley and to help the bereaved family until they can become adjusted to changed conditions.
Mr. Delmer Moody of St. Louis and Miss Imogene Claxton of Kansas City were united in marriage in St. Louis Sunday. Delmer is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Moody of near Norwood and is a graduate of Norwood high school, class of 1936.
Mrs. S. J. VanNoy was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage Sunday morning at the homeof her son, Fay, and was in a critical condition for some time but at last reports was improving. Monday she was in a state of coma, but Tuesday mornign was conscious and able to talk.
J. A. Dix and Roscoe Allen attended the old time singing at Mountain Valley Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Fay Barnett report the arrival of a baby boy in their home last Thursday. Mrs. Barnett was formerly Miss Nina Reynolds.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stienert of Springfield were in Norwood last Friday and while here Mr. Stienert sold 500 of his turkeys, putting them on the Thanksgiving market.
November 24, 1938:
Mrs. P. D. Little passed away at her home in Norwood at 4:00 o'clock Tuesday morning after a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. George O. VanNoy at the Norwood Christian church at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday fternoon and interment was in the Thomas cemetery.
The 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Woods, living near Hartville, was burned to death Sunday afternoon when their home was destroyed by fire. Mrs. Wood was ill at a home in Hartville and Mr. Wood and son had been into town to see her. Returning home, the son got out and went into the house while Mr. Wood drove on to see a neighbor. When he got back the house had burned down with the boy in it. The origin of the fire is not known but must have been caused by an explosion as he started a fire.
Mr. Nova Mead and Miss Florene Ryan were united in marriage last Friday.
Word has been received here of the death of Clarence Tatro who passed away at Wichita, Kansas, November 12. Mr. Tatro formerly lived near Norwood on route one.
George Sargent has moved his grocery store across the highway into Charley Gray's store building and Elmer McMillan moved into the place vacated by George Sarent.
Uncle Narve Allen walked a mile to get a hair cut. He was in good spirits and walked off just like a boy although 90 years old.
The preliminary hearing for Wid Ryan which was to have been held at Hartville Tuesday was postponed until next Wednesday.
December 1, 1938:
Mrs. P. D. Little was born March 4, 1879 in Howell county, near West Plains. She died at her home in Norwood Nov. 22, 1938 at the age of 59 years, eight months and 17 days. She was united in marriage to John M. Little October 4, 1904, in Norwood, and had made her home there since that time. Her husband preceded her in death July 23, 1922. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Louise Thomason of Salisbury, N. C.; two sons, Frank of Nowood and Sanford of Exeter, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Will Tarbutton of Mansfield; Mrs. Eliza Woods, of Springfield and Mrs. Frank White, of Hollywood, Calif., and one brother, Samuel, of Jamestown, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Owens, on Whetstone, report the arrival of a daughter in their home Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Nickle and baby of Cassville have moved into the White Elephant apartments in Norwood and Mr. Nickle has opened a shoe repair shop there, under the name of Nick's Shoe Shop.
George Sargent and children were called to St. Joseph las Saturday by the death of his mother. As they were returning home Wednesday another car ran into them, damaging their car very much.
Joe Long and family, Mr. and Mrs. Othel Long, Mrs. Ella Jackson, Frank Borders and Mr. Osbern all spent Friday evening helping Grandma Long celebrate her 86th birthday.
December 8, 1938:
Evan Willaims, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Williams of Norwood, and Miss Vivian Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Miller of Ava, were married Wednesday last week in a ceremony performed by the Rev. Jewell Smoot at the Methodist parsonage. The wedding was witnessed by the groom's mother, his brother, Essel Williams, and by Miss Cassie Cristy. The bride teaches in the Denlow school. Mr. and Mrs. Williams residing for the present on a farm near Denlow belonging to the groom's parents. After the closing of the Denlow school they expect to move to Ava.
The case of Willard Ryan, charged with the murder of Claude Courtney as the result of a brawl in a road house near Mountain Grove on the night of November 5, came up for hearing in the court of Justice of the Peace Mike Smith Wednesday morning and after the preliminary hearing the justice bound Ryan over to the circuit court which is to convene in regular term in February and set his bond at $7,500. Ryan was unable to fill bond and was remanded to jail, He was defended by attorney W. H. Robinett of Mountain Grove.
Homer Akers is driving a new Ford V-8.
The Conaway saw mill in Norwood started work Tuesday.
W. R. Green has sold his forty acres of timber to the Conaway saw mill and is now having logs cut.
F. M. Moore and daughter, Miss Girlie, have moved to Mrs. Della Moody's on Wolf Creek. Miss Moore is still in very poor health.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Shields and son, Bobby, made a trip to Kansas City Friday night, returning home Sunday night. Itr is reported that Dan got caught in the rain with his new suit while changing a tire. A friend says that Dan evidently has all his tires named, at least he was heard to call one of them a name.
A fire of unknown origin caused damage estimated at $16,000 to the Grant-Davis Building and stocks of merchandise on Main street in Cabool early Wednesday morning. The blaze was discovered by an express driver between Springfield and West Plains, who had delivered papers at the bus station at about three a.m. The alarm was turned in at Kendall's Cafe. From all appearances the blaze broke through the ceiling in the Laswell Pool hall and also on the stairway leading to Audra Altis' Studio. The stairway separates the pool hall from Ellis Store in the front part of the two-story building. The fire evidently broke out after two a.m. as the night watchman, William Stone, had just made his rounds about thirty minutes before the alarm was turned in and said no smoke or blaze was noticeable at that time. The fire department had considerable difficulty in putting the blaze out, as the fire seemed to be concealed in the ceiling, walls and stairway. The Ellis store probably suffered the greatest loss as their entire stock was covered with heavy smoke and a large part of the stock was damaged by water. The blaze broke through the east side of the Ellis store. J. M. Ellis, Jr., local manager, states they hope to have the damage repaired and new stocks in ready for business as soon as possible, depending on how soon the insurance adjuster for the P. G. Davis Agency here can make his report and settlement. The pool hall, owned and operated by Harry Lasswell, was a total loss and Mr. Lasswell carried no insurance.
Waldo Burke who has been in Iowa shucking corn got hit by a car while hauling in a load of corn and has been in the hospital about two weeks. He expects to be able to come home this week.
Mrs. Martin Oetting has a new power washing machine purchased by her husband. He says this is her Christmas present; that Santa came early.
Roscoe Allen and son, Murphy, Lesly Stark and children and Virgil Akers and family of Oak Forest and U. S. Flacy and Will Johnson of Whetstone attended services at Pleasant Hill Sunday night.
Orville Strunk had a car accident Saturday and his car was damaged pretty badly. There were four in the car and none were hurt. The accident was caused by the wheels locking, it is thought.
December 15, 1938:
Cole Bros. this week bought the large stock of merchandise from the Conaway Mercantile and Produce store in Norwood, and moved it to the building already housing their produce and feed business. Cole Bros. are closing this stock out at greatly reduced prices.
Mr. and Mrs. Mayo Cheney are the proud parents of a son, born Monday morning.
F. M. Huffman had a telephone call Tuesday morning saying that Mrs. Luther Huffman of Joplin was very low, being unconscious.
Mr. and Mrs. Fay E. VanNoy attended the funeral of Mrs. VanNoy's grandmother Kendrick of Grove Spring, Sunday.
It is reported that Miss Girlie Moore who moved to Wolf Creek last week is much improved in health since moving.
John W. Allen and family have moved from Perry Anderson's property, south of the Baptist church, to the Cogsdill farm south of town.
The Conaway family who have resided upstairs over their store since coming to Norwood have moved to the house recently vacated by Marion Moore and daughter.
Earl Steinert of Springfield was at his farm north of Norwood last Thursday, selling about 700 of his turkeys for the Christmas market. Mr. Steinert is keeping about a hundred turkeys to raise from next year.
Drew Ryan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Ryan, was arrested at the home of his parents, south of Norwood, last Wednesday by Sheriff Baker and was held for California officers on charges of forgery. Ryan is charged with writing bad checks at Visalia, Calif., last summer.
In circuit court at Hartville Monday, Glen Alexander who broke into the Ellis store in Norwood last summer, was sentenced to seven years in the penitentiary. Johnny Elliott, Charlie Bennett and Donald Moody were tried on a charge of stealing chickens and Elliott was given a five year sentence, Bennett two years, and Moody was sent to the reform school. Logan Calhoun drew a two year sentence on a bad check charge.
Mrs. Moore, the lady where Mrs. Diltz was staying, passed away Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harve Wedge are enjoying a radio in their home.
Manda M. Brooks was born in Illinois Dec. 13, 1859. Departed this life Dec. 6, 1938 at her home south of Norwood. She was united in marriage to Thomas Brooks in 1910. Mrs. Brooks united with the Christian church at an early age. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband and his son, and two grandchildren. Rev. Will Anderson conducted the funeral service at the Oak Forest church Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock and interment was at that place.
Jess Allan Page was born Oct. 5, 1907; departed this life Nov. 27, 1938 at the age of 31 years, one month and 22 days. He was united in marriage to Anna Myers Sept. 8, 1928. To this union two children were born: James Leroy and Jess, Jr., both preceding him in death. His father, mother, two sisters and three brothers are also deceased. He leaves to mourn his passing two sisters, Mrs. Clay Heard of Brushy Knob and Mrs. Carl Johnson of Coldspring; five brothers, William and Elza of Brushy Knob, Charley of Garden Grove, Calif.; Ed of Boise, Idaho; and Roy of Coldspring. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. M. Halford. Interment in Brushy Knob cemetery.
December 22, 1938:
The Index was in error last week in stating that Donald Moody was sentenced to the reformatory in circuit court at Hartville. Mr. Moody's case was continued until the next term of court. Logan Calhoun and Charley Bennett were sent to the Intermediate reformatory instead of the penitentiary, each being under 25 years of age.
Nathan Edward Caudle was born September 15, 1866; departed this life December 16, 1938 at the age of 72 years, three months and one day. He was united in marriage to Margaret Ann Barnett September 28,1890. To this union nine children were born. Ella, Eliza, Joda, Jessie, one infant and his wife, Margret, preceded him in death. He leaves four daughters: Mrs. Nellie Frisk of Valley Home, California; Mrs. Bessie Welch of Tulare, California; Mrs. Inez Welch and Mrs. Rosa Ussery, both of Norwood; four sisters: Mrs. Sarah Jarrett, Mrs. Vice Chadwell, Mrs. Lizzie Moody and Mrs. Hattie Chadwell, all of Norwood; three brothers: Will Caudle of Selma, California; Lum Caudle of Tulare, California, and John Caudle of Winfield, Kansas; four half brothers, seven half sisters, his stepmother, nineteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He professed hope in Christ at an early age and united with the church. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Caudle church by Elder Tyson and Elder Tom Meade. Interment was made in the Caudle cemetery.
Will Anderson killed a 500 lb. hog Friday. Roscoe Allen and Will Wymer helped him dress it. Uncle Narve Allen came also. He entertained the cooks by telling stories of things that happened eighty years ago, and singing old songs such as "Marching Through Georgia."
Mr. and Mrs. Arch Turner, north of Owensville, report the arrival of a baby boy in their home Tuesday.
Sam Chadwell has bought the remainder of the Rev. G. Chadwell farm northwest of town. This makes him the largest andprobably the best stock farm on Clark creek.
Mrs. Luther Huffman of Joplin, passed away last Thursday morning. Her body was taken to her old home at Montrose in Henry county for burial Friday afternoon. Mrs. Huffman had been sick for the past three years.
December 28, 1938:
Mrs. Melvin G. Bartley passed away at 3:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon at her home in Norwood. Mrs. Bartley had been in failing health for some time but her death came unexpectedly. She had been able to go to the table and eat a hearty Christmas dinner for which she expressed her appreciation to those preparing it. Shortly after the dinner hour she was stricken with severe pain in her side. Dr. VanNoy was called and administered treatment but she only lived a short time. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. N. Means Monday afternoon at the Christian church in Norwood and interment followed in the Relaford cemetery west of town.
Cora Della Calhoun, daughter of William and Martha Calhoun, was born at Wof Creek in Wright County, Mo., May 5, 1886. She passed away at her home in Norwood, Mo., Dec. 25, 1938, at the age of 52 years, seven months and 20 days. She was unite in marriage to Melvin G. Bartley July 10, 1910. To this union two daughters were born, Sylvia and Ella, both of whom survive their mother. She professed faith in Christ in early youth and united with the New Hope Missionary Baptist church at Pea Ridge. She is survived by her husband and two daughters of the home; six brothers, Aaron Calhoun of California; Lorenzo, Andrew, George, Tom and Jim Calhoun, all of Wright County; six sisters, Mrs. Phoebe Dixon, Mrs. Senna Lacy, Mrs. Mary Keys, Mrs. Dora Bartley and Mrs. Ora Findley, all of Wright County, and Mrs. Lula Pasley of California; her aged mother. One sister, Frances, and an infant brother preceded her in death.
Mrs. Theresa Blackwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Saladin of Norwood, of Stonington, Ill. was fatally injured in an automoblie collision on highway 66 in St. Louis county Saturday, passing away that afternoon at De Paul hospital. She had suffered a broken neck and fractured jaw bone. Her husband, Arvil Blackwell, and their three children were only slightly injured. Mrs. Saladin went to St. Louis and brought the children home with her but the body of Mrs. Blackwell was held there for an inquest to be held Thursday of this week, and Mr. Blackwell also remained for the inquest. The accident was caused by a collision with a car driven by Fred J. Korte, a farmer in St. Louis county. Mrs. Blackwell was 28 years of age.
Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Locke are rejoicing over the arrival of twin girls in their home Saturday morning. This is their second pair of twins, the others being a boy and a girl born a few years ago.
Word received from Mrs. Frank Crust, in Idaho, states that her father, Mr. Carrel, passed away in November.
We are sorry to hear of the passing of
Harvey Roper, merchant at Vanzant, who died last week. A large delegation
from here attended the funeral which was conducted by Rev. Tommy Roberts
Items excerpted from
"The Norwood Index" by Phyllis Rippee. June 2011