January 5, 1933:
Monroe Claxton took charge of the Sheriff's office Monday, and W.I. Jackson took over the duties of prosecuting attorney at the same time. Emmons W. Sikes, treasurer elect, does not take office until April.
Mrs. Mary A. Caulder, 71 years old, passed away at Macomb at 4:30 Monday morning, death being caused by heart trouble from which she had been a sufferer for some time. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. J. W. Gray and Mrs. Al Morley, of Macomb, and Mrs. T. E. Hughes, of Mathis, Texas; a son John Caulder of Stillwater, Minn., a number of grandchildren including 4 children of Mrs. Hughes, H. B. Rheuark, Macomb; Mrs. A. J. Greer, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs. L. M. Dewalt, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Roy Haire, Kansas City, Mo., and 2 granddaughters at Granada, Okla. Mrs. Greer arrived Monday evening to be present for the funeral. Funeral services, with the Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors in charge, were conducted by Rev. Tyson at the Baptist church in Macomb at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and interment was in the cemetery there. Mrs. Caulder was a member of the Church of Christ. She had formerly lived at West Plains.
Mrs. Gertie Broadus returned home Friday from Kansas City where she had been staying with her son, Howard. She reports the arrival of a new baby girl to Howard and his wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Douglas are the proud parents of a baby boy born Friday, Dec. 30.
January 12, 1933:
Dr. Harrison A. Johnson was born in Iowa, Jan. 24, 1858 and departed this life Jan. 6, 1933, at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 19 days. He was converted in September 1928. He was united in marriage to Miss Elsie M. Flegler. To this union were born 3 children, 2 daughters and 1 sons. The daughters with their mother preceded him in death several years ago. The son, Carl, resides in California. He was later united in marriage to Miss Clara Gasperson, March 4, 1913. To this union were born 6 children, 5 sons and 1 daughter: Gayle, Billie, Leonard, Victor, Rex and Clara Bell. He also reared one grandson, Earl Kline. They, together with a loving wife, are left heart-broken to mourn his loss. He also leaves 2 nieces, a sister Mrs. Nora Simmons, and a brother, Spencer Johnson of Benton, Iowa. Dr. Johnson was an excellent neighbor and will be remembered as an extra good Veterinary Surgeon. Funeral services were held at Pleasant Hill Saturday, Jan 7, by Bro. Ed Brook. Interment was in the Lone Star Cemetery Saturday afternoon.
Merle Robertson and Frank Davidson believe they broke the record catching skunks, having caught 10 grown ones in a den at one time.
Marie Elrod was born in Douglas County, Mo., June 6th 1880. Died at Claiborne, Texas, January 3, 1933, at the age of 52 years, 6 months and 28 days. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church in Norwood, Mo., Friday morning, Jan. 6, at 10:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. G. Chadwell who was assisted by Rev. L. C. Ramsey. Interment was in the Relaford Cemetery northwest of town. She leaves to mourn her departure 2 sisters and 5 brothers: Mrs. Martha Inman of Norwood, Mo.; Mrs. Leoma Lacy of Council Hill, Okla.; Charles Elrod of Lead, S.D.; William C. Elrod of Lewellen, Nebr.; John Elrod of Jasper, Mo.; W. S. Elrod of California; and James I. Elrod of Atkinson, Nebr.
Roy Willard McIntosh, son of Eunice and Roy McIntosh, was born August 10, 1930 and departed this life January 5, 1933, age 2 years, 4 months and 26 days. He leaves the loving parents, 2 sisters, Minnie and Anna, and grandparents. Little Willard was sick 15 days. Funeral services were held at the Freeman Cemetery Friday, January 7, at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Will Anderson. The remains were laid to rest there.
From Visalia, California: We are having real winter weather. On the 11th of December it snowed all morning. It made us Missouri people think we were back in the old country. On the night of the 20th of December we all had the scare of our lives. About 10 o'clock we had a real hard earthquake. The buildings sure did rock and crack, windows rattled and the way everyone did run out of buildings was really funny after it was all over. If we had of known Roosevelt would have caused such a winter and earthquakes, I guess we would of just staved to death under Hoover.
Visalia, California items: Mrs. Mattie
Cottengim's son who is in the Navy is married. Do not know the brides'
Albert Donelson's son, Carl, was married a few weeks ago.
Richard Shores was married a few weeks ago.
The body of Lizzie Dennis was brought from Shoto Falls, Kansas, to be buried in the Primitive Baptist Cemetery last Monday. She was 79 years old.
January 19, 1933:
George I. Pace of St. Louis, who recently bought a farm from Ed Kelley, two miles south of Fairview school house, is improving the place considerably and will put in a broom factory there, to be known as the Norwood Broom Factory. Mr. Pace is an experienced broom maker, having previously been in that business in Jefferson County, but for the past 10 years has been living in St. Louis where his family is still located. We gladly welcome Mr. Pace and his new industry into our community.
Supt. and Mrs. N. F. McKinley are the parents of a girl born to them Sunday, January 8th. They have named her Roberta Sue.---Seymour Citizen
Mrs. Jim Reynolds of Mansfield died in the hospital at Nevada Saturday morning. Her body was brought to Mansfield Saturday evening and funeral services were held Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Burney attended a double celebration Sunday at the home of his uncle, Sam A. Burney, 7 miles north of Manes. It was the 79th birthday of the elder Mr. Burney and also the 50th wedding anniversary of he and Mrs. Burney. The Burneys are distantly related to Judge Burney of the Missouri Supreme Court.
Pete Brazeal happened to very bad luck. The night after he butchered, dogs entered his smoke house and carried all of his meat out. A small portion was found. One piece was found buried.
J. J. Smith and wife attended the funeral of uncle Jim John of Brushy Knob last Friday.
Wedding bells ringing again. Mr. Tip Owens of Oak Grove and Miss Wilma Hellums were united in marriage by the Rev. James Housley Sunday morning, Jan. 15. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hellums and the groom is the youngest son of Henry Owens of the Oak Grove neighborhood.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Haggard are the proud parents of a fine baby boy who arrived Jan. 14.
Little Don Jones, 6 year old son of Elmer and Grace Jones, died last Tuesday night.
The community was saddened by the death of G. Berry.
January 24, 1933:
Rev. J. F. McCall, 76 years old, passed quietly to his eternal rest at his home in Norwood early Sunday morning. Mrs. McCall had prepared breakfast and when she went to call her husband found him dead. Short services were conducted at the home here by Rev. G. Chadwell Tuesday morning, after which the body was taken to Denlow for interment, Rev. Halford preaching the funeral sermon there. The Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors had charge of arrangements. Rev. McCall has been in failing health for some time but had been able to be out and about town last week. He had spent many years in the ministry of the Freewill Baptist church, being a successful evangelist as well as a faithful pastor of many churches.
In Springfield, Mo. Court, James Patrick, aged man, sentenced recently to a year in jail for violating the state liquor law was among those applying for a parole but his honesty defeated his efforts. "Suppose we let you out---what would you do?" inquired Circuit Judge Warren L. White. "I'd try to be more careful so they wouldn't catch me next time," was the sober reply. Even the court smiled as the parole was denied.
As Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Elliott, of Springfield, were attempting to pass another car on the highway west of the France Smith residence in Norwood late Tuesday afternoon, their Chrysler car went into the ditch and both occupants were seriously injured. Mrs. Elliott was thrown from the car against a tree and her injuries seemed to be more serious than those of Mr. Elliott. Both were brought to Dr. VanNoy's office where Dr. Edens of Cabool, who happened to be passing at the time of the wreck, assisted Dr. VanNoy in dressing their wounds. They were then taken to St. John's hospital in Springfield by the Bouldin-Ryan ambulance, Gene Holdren driving, and accompanied by Dr. VanNoy and Sanford Little. Mr. Elliott is general car foreman for the Frisco in Springfield and was hurrying to the scene of a railroad wreck near Cabool at the time of the accident.
A baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Murf Chandler Tuesday morning, passed away Tuesday night.
The furniture store of the Bouldin-Ryan Furniture Co. at Fordland was destroyed by fire early Monday morning. The loss was partially covered by insurance. Mr. and Mrs. Bouldin were in Fordland Wednesday to look after the business. The undertaking business had been moved to another building recently and was not burned.
February 2, 1933:
The community was saddened again Sunday evening when the news spread that Mrs. John W. Cramer had passed away at the family home in Norwood. While in poor health for the past few years, she had only been confined to her bed since Friday and death came as a distinct shock to everyone. Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. Oran Findley preaching the funeral sermon, and interment was in the Thomas Cemetery. Arra Bell Gaskill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gaskill, was born near Mansfield, Mo., August 29, 1869. Departed this life Jan. 29, 1933 at the age of 65 years and 5 months. She professed faith in Christ at the age of 15 years and was united with the Presbyterian church. After 5 years ago she united with the Methodist church in Norwood. She was unite in marriage April 11, 1892 to John W. Cramer. To this union were born 10 children, 7 boys and 3 girls, of whom 9 survive her. One son died in infancy. The surviving children are: Harry, Marshall, George, Carl and John and Mrs. Charles Johnson, all of Norwood; Fred of Enid, Okla.; and Mrs. Jessie Hudson and Mrs. Ollie Eberhart, of Imperial, Calif. She is also survived by her husband, 12 grandchildren, 3 brothers: Evan Gaskill of St. Joseph; Sterling and Jay Gaskill of Mansfield; 3 sisters: Mrs. Alice Copple of Kansas City, Mo.; Parthena Beaty of Oklahoma; and Susan Shryock of Denver, Colo.
Miss Dorothy Diltz, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Diltz, and Mr. Raymond Strunk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Strunk, were united in marriage Sunday by Rev. W. H. Kelley of Norwood.
Mrs. B. F. Elliott of Springfield, who was injured in an automobile accident on the highway in Norwood Tuesday of last week, died Thursday as a result of her injuries. Mr. Elliott was still in St. John's hospital and funeral services for Mrs. Elliott were postponed indefinitely, awaiting his recovery. Physicians in charge said last Thursday that it was not probably that he would be able to attend services for his wife for 10 days or 2 weeks. Burial will be in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. T. B Bouldin were called to Mountain Grove Tuesday morning to embalm and prepare for burial the body of Joe Lee, a prominent pioneer citizen of that city. Mr. Lee passed away early Tuesday morning.
Someone went into Henry Upshaw's meat house recently and took all his joint meat. The thief has not been found.
Simon Sears returned home from Oklahoma one day last week, where he was called several days ago, to the bedside of his brother, Joe, who passed away while he was there. Joe Sears will be remembered by the neighbors here, as he stayed several months in the home of Simon Sears, a year of two ago.
Miss Ama Allen spent last week visiting her brother, Bob, and family.
Marriage Licenses: Fred Mansker of Hartville and Mae Atchley of Graff; Raymond Strunk and Dorothy Diltz, both of Norwood; J. P. Stewart of Portland, Oregon and Mrs. Olla Crowleym of Mountain Grove; Frank Lee King and Ruby Fite, both of Norwood
The community was saddened to hear of the death of uncle Jim McCall.
February 16, 1933:
James Russell McIntosh, son of Absalom and Malinda McIntosh, was born Dec. 25, 1879 in Douglas County, Missouri, and departed this life February 8, 1933 at the age of 53 years, 1 month and 14 days. He was the fourth child of a family of 9 children. He was united in marriage to Della Babb, April 19, 1899 and to this union 11 children were born. He leaves to mourn his departure the wife, the children as follows: Anna Sowers of Garden Grove, Calif.; Bertha Hylton of Westminster, Calif.; Clifford, Loy, Roy, Evert, Beulah Bearce, Edna Schudy, James, Leo and Earl of the home address; 16 grandchildren: Viola, Russell, Lenore, and Johnnie Lee Sowers; William, Ray and Clifford Junior McIntosh; Ella May and Charles Hylton; Erlene, Opal, Minnie and Anna McIntosh; and Joyce, Bobbie and Russell Bearce; 4 brothers; 1 sister. Two grandchildren, Roy Willard McIntosh and one who passed away in infancy, preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Will Anderson at Oak Forest church at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, and interment was in the Freemen Cemetery at Shiloh.
Herbert Don Jones, son of Elmer and Gracie Jones, was born July 1, 1926. Departed this life Jan. 10, 1933 being 6 years, 6 months and 9 days old. When about 21 months old, little Don was stricken with Spinal Meningitis and remained an invalid. He leaves to mourn his departure, a kind and loving father and mother, a little brother Ivan, age 2 years; a grandmother. Funeral services were conducted at McBride church January 12, by Eld. Wid McClanahan and burial was in the McBride Cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Carlisle were called Sunday to attend the funeral of Mrs. J. M. Tate, 9 miles north of Hartville. Mrs. Tate was 78 years of age. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. W. Hensley.
Wedding bells again rang last Saturday when Mrs. Thula Barnett and Mr. Jim Hurt were united in marriage by Rev. Homer Smith.
Leonard Keys' house burned one day last week, burning all of their household goods, bedding, dishes and cooking utensils and most of their clothing.
A mist which froze as it fell Tuesday afternoon made travel on the highway very dangerous. A truck belonging to the Norwood Motor Co. went into the ditch and turned over while enroute home from Springfield.
February 23, 1933:
S. A. Bartley, manager of the Square Deal Mill, narrowly escaped fatal injury Friday afternoon in the engine room of the mill, when he stumbled and fell into the flywheel of the engine which runs the machinery. Mr. Bartley had gone to attend the engine, and just reaching the bottom, missed his footing, and fell into the flywheel, which was at the bottom of the steps. He managed to extricate himself, but not before he had sustained severe bruises about the head, cuts around the mouth and wrenched ligaments and bruised on his arm. Mrs. Bartley was in the office of the mill at the time, but was not aware of the accident until her husband called her. Bartley was attended by Dr. Fuson, and is reported to be getting along in good shape, with the exception of his arm which will take some time before it is of good use.---Mansfield Mirror
Funeral services for Mrs. Luella may Young, 57, of Macomb, who died Sunday morning at a hospital in Springfield, following a lingering illness, were held Tuesday morning at St. Joseph's church in Springfield, burial being made in St. Mary's cemetery there. Mrs. Young is survived by her husband, William J. Young, and two daughters, Dorothy Young of Macomb and Mrs. O. T. Hook, of Springfield.---Mansfield Mirror
Monday the House of Representatives at Washington adopted the Senate resolution for the resubmission of the 18th Amendment to the states, the vote being 289 to 121. The new amendment is to be ratified by state conventions and will have to be ratified by 3/4s of the states within 7 years to be effective. (Repeal of Prohibition).
Virginia Mae Testerman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Testerman of Buffalo, was born at Topeka, Kans., Jan. 30, 1929; died at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Fowler, near Norwood, Feb. 16, 1933, at the age of 4 years and 17 days. Burial was in the Thomas Cemetery, the Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors in charge.
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Bouldin were in Fordland Monday and sold their undertaking business there to E. F. Starr, who has been in charge of the business for Mr. Bouldin for several years. The furniture store there was destroyed by fire a few weeks ago.
Mrs. W. B. Wood and daughter, Maxine, suffered painful cuts and bruises when their car turned over Sunday evening near the Thompson filling station. Mr. Wood was cranking the car at the time and in some manner it was thrown into reverse, running backwards into a ditch. Dr. VanNoy treated the injuries, none of which were serious, though Maxine had a rather bad cut on one wrist.
Little Doris Jean Best, age 1 month and 8 days, passed away Feb. 16, 1933 at 2 p.m. Brief funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Will Anderson and she was laid to rest in Lone Star Cemetery. She leaves to mourn their loss, a loving mother and father; 2 brothers, Edwin and William; and three sisters Odessa, Dolly and Jo Bernice.
March 2, 1933:
Mrs. C. N. Means received word las week that her father, J. W. Ketchum, died Feb. 16 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. C. Nesbitt, at Aledo, Ill. Funeral services and interment were at Aledo the 18th. Mr. Ketchum was 72 years old last August and was born in New York state where he spent his boyhood days, going from there to Chicago. In addition to Mrs. Means and Mrs. Nesbitt he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Sarah Hermance of Detroit, Mich., a son, Martin Ketchum of Rock River, Wyoming and a brother Henry Ketchum of Ellensburg, Washington.
"Mildred's Cafe" is the name of a new business house to open in the Kirk building west of the post office Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Munn are putting in this new cafe. Mr. Munn is teacher of the West Campbell school.
W. H. Cottengim has rented his farm to France Smith and he is moving his family into Mrs. Margaret Bruton's building on the corner opposite the bank building where he and Mrs. Cottengim will open up a restaurant.
The friends of Ernie Bogart and Thursia Findley were surprised to hear of their marriage last Dec. 27. They expect to locate somewhere in this part of the country.
March 9, 1933:
John Mulkey was born near Rushville, Mo., April 12, 1878. Departed this life in the Springfield Baptist Hospital March 2, 1933. He moved to Oklahoma with his parents, who preceded him in death when he was about 12 years of age. He came to Wright County, Mo., when about 14 years old. He was united in marriage to Rosa Redman in 1898 and to this union were born 9 children, 5 girls and 4 boys, of which 2 boys preceded him in death as follows: Clyde of East Chicago who died in 1927 at the age of 27 years and one who died at the age of 2 weeks. The children living are Mrs. Ethel Akers, Mrs. Ruby Holland, Mrs. Georgia Stark, Mrs Ollie Davison and Roy, Phyllis and Joe Mulkey. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Will Anderson Saturday afternoon at Pleasant Hill and interment was in the Fairmount Cemetery.
Dr. and Mrs. VanNoy and Mrs. S. J. VanNoy attended the funeral of Dr. Latimer at Hartville Sunday.
The body of John Tavis who died at Nevada, Mo., was brought here Friday morning for burial in the Thomas Cemetery. Mr. Tavis was a stepson of Charles Schoonover of this place.
Aaron Jackson Davis, age 74 years, passed away Monday night at 11:00 at his home northeast of Norwood. Interment was in the Larue Cemetery Wednesday. Mr. Davis was the father of Mrs. John Kelley of Route 2.
Misses Ethel and Marie Wimberley and Jim Worsham attended the funeral of J. W. Roper near Buffalo Monday. Mr. Roper, who ws the father of A. D. Roper, died at his home in Springfield Saturday. He was 80 years of age.
Mrs. G. W. Shackleford, 83 years old, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday at her home northwest of Norwood. Interment was in the Curtis Cemetery at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Shackleford was the widow of a former sheriff of Wright County.
Miss Verba Allen is visiting her grandfather, Uncle Norvel Allen in the Oak Forest neighborhood.
March 16, 1933:
Having decided that married bliss was preferable to single blessedness, Mr. Granville Bruton and Miss Jewell Thomas, both of Norwood, were untied in marriage last Thursday. We have not learned where they expect to make their home.
Mr. and Mrs. John McAllister are the proud parents of a baby boy.
We imagine that about the biggest thrill of the Los Angeles earthquake last was that received by the prisoners on the 26th floor of the Los Angeles City Hall when the top of the building swayed 10 feet. That probably reformed most of them without any further punishment.
March 23, 1933:
Vincent Cottengim, charged with criminal assault on Mabel Burnett, of Hartville, plead guilty in circuit court at Bolivar Monday and was sentenced to serve 5 years in the penitentiary. It will be remembered that the assault was committed about 3 years ago. Cottengim fled at the time, was later captured and the case has been dragging along ever since.
Henry G. Flippo, filling station operator at Mountain Grove, was shot through the wrist Monday evening while resisting a hold-up man. Flippo had just made a $2.39 sale and as he stepped back into the station the man who was inside had picked up a gun and demanded that Flippo give up his money. He protested that the $2.39 was all he had but the bandit forced him to open the safe. Seeing what he thought was a good chance to overpower the robber, he had a lunge at him and the gun seems to have accidentally discharged, shooting Mr. Flippo through the wrist as above stated. The bandit fled and the injured man was taken to the Ryan hospital for treatment. It was thought that the hand might be saved.
Constable W. H. Bradshaw and Deputy M. E. Gray returned Sunday afternoon from Elizabeth, Ark., where they ad been since Thursday to apprehend George D. Sandoe, who is charged with felonious assault upon E. L. Finch at his farm home in Douglas County on the night of February 23. Mr. Finch had been away from home visiting one of his other farms and returned to his home, where he lives along, late at night. When he opened the door to enter the house someone behind the door hit him over the head with a club. Sandoe, who had been living near the place, was suspected and when looked for was found to have left, being seen last on the afternoon of the assault. Bradshaw and Gray began working on the case and found that he had gone to Elizabeth, Ark. They went to Cabool and secured the assistance of Marshal Brooks who accompanied them to Arkansas. Sandoe was returned to the county jail at Ava where he was turned over to the Douglas County sheriff Sunday night.
While several members of the local fox chaser's club were out Friday night several miles north of Norwood, the voice of a new and strange animal rather frightened some of them for a short time, and strange were the tales being told the next day concerning this alleged animal. It was even reported that one of the hunters had proved an expert at tree climbing, and after it was all over it seemed rather laughable, but at the time the climber's partner could see nothing very funny in the situation. The whole affair proved to be one of Dr. VanNoy's boyish pranks wherein he was supposed to be out administering to the sick and dying at other places. It seems that the doctor will never grow up and learn to conduct himself with the dignity becoming his profession. For full and complete particulars about the above affair see Andrew Worsham, Ernest Miller, George Shores, Harvey Cones---or any other member of the club in good standing.
Roy Robertson of Macomb had his leg broken in 2 places Monday when he was struck by a hit and run driver on the highway near Seymour. Mr. Robertson had stopped his truck to fix a spark plug and was hit as he stepped around to the side of the truck. An Ava truck driver picked him up a half-hour later and he was taken to the Ryan hospital in Mountain Grove where he is reported as getting along very well.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cramer are rejoicing over the arrival of a new baby girl in their home Monday morning.
March 30, 1933:
Sunday morning 3 Frisco employees from Mountain Grove came out to T. R. Richardson's, east of Norwood, to investigate a report made about 4 o'clock that morning by a passing train crew that they had heard someone calling for help in that vicinity. Mr. Richardson and son, Silas, joined the searching party but no one was found in distress.
Carolina Antonia Menne, better known as Lena Menne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Menne, was born Sept. 21, 1912; departed this life March 24, 1933, at the age of 20 years, 6 months and 3 days. Funeral services were conducted at the home Sunday afternoon by Father Frone, pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic church in Springfield after which interment was in the Norwood Cemetery. She leaves to mourn her departure father and mother, 2 sisters Anna and Emma; a brother Willie; and an aunt, Mrs. Lewis Moritz, of Sedan, Mo.
Wayne Shannon, principal of the Norwood high school, was stabbed in the left lung about 2:20 last Thursday afternoon by Lawrence Bruton, a member of the senior class. Just before noon Shannon had had a little difficulty with Bruton over a slighting, aside, remark that the latter was alleged to have made as Shannon was announcing a meeting of the senior class, and it is reported that Shannon had slapped Bruton at the time. The trouble in the afternoon seems to have started over the grading of a history paper which had just been turned in, concerning which Bruton raised some question as to the manner of marking the grade. It is said that Bruton made some slighting remark as Shannon had started to walk away from him and that the latter turned to question him and was shoving him back to his seat when the stabbing took place, Bruton drawing the knife from his pocket and quickly stabbing the teacher 3 times, striking the lobe of his left lung twice, as above stated, and making another cut more to the back of the body. Shannon realizing that he was seriously wounded, called to Jay Randall to summon Supt. W. C. Carlisle from the laboratory in the basement, and on the way out of the building also paused to give instructions to Mr. Burney. The wounded man was brought to Dr. VanNoy's office by Ray Nall, but as the doctor was out of town, he rushed him to the Ryan hospital in Mountain Grove where his wounds were dressed. He was weak from the loss of blood when they reached the hospital and has since been in a critical condition. Young Bruton surrendered to Supt. Carlisle and turned the weapon, a large pocket knife, over to him. Carlisle turned him over to deputy Sheriff F. J. Thompson who took Bruton to Hartville to jail that afternoon, where he remained until Monday when he was released on bail. Bruton if the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Bruton, was a member of the debating team coached by Shannon, and was considered a good student and a good debater, but had caused some trouble previously during the term and the matter of expelling him from school had been seriously considered at one time, according to a statement made by Supt. Carlisle. Mr. Shannon is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Shannon, and was graduated from State Teachers' College in Springfield last summer. His wife is teacher of the Stony Point school in the Norwood consolidated district. They have a daughter about 2 years old. Since Mr. Shannon has been in the hospital Miss Jewell Nall has been teaching for Mrs. Shannon and Miss Berniece Kelley has been assisting at the school in town. Tuesday evening reports were that Mr. Shannon's condition had grown worse and that his temperature had gone up. Wednesday morning he was reported about the same as on Tuesday. The next two or three days will probably see the crisis in his condition.
April 6, 1933:
The entire community rejoices to know that Wayne Shannon is improving rapidly and will soon be able to be brought home.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Prock are the proud parents of a baby boy.
Our troubles will soon be washed away...beer starts flowing Friday.
Bob Allen is working on the farm to market road north of Norwood.
April 13, 1933:
Mr. Paul Bowlin of Mountain Grove and Miss Lena Williams, youngest daughter of Rev. and Mrs. R. E. Williams of Norwood, were united in marriage in Kansas City Monday. We have not yet learned anything as to their future plans, but they expect to remain in the city for a few days' visit before returning home.
George D. Sandoe was tried Tuesday in circuit court at Ava on the charge of assault upon E. L. Finch, was found guilty as charged and was sentenced to serve 5 years in the penitentiary.
Mrs. Wayne Shannon is teaching her school at Stony Point again this week after being absent for some time on account of Mr. Shannon's condition. Mr. Shannon was not quite so well the latter part of last week but is again reported as improving.
Trouble arose in Shiloh district at school meeting over the way school money had been used and the meeting closed without doing any business. There will be a special meeting held April 19.
Mrs. L. W. and Mrs. Ethmer Brown received the sad news of the death of their brother, Mace McFarland, who lived in Kansas. His death, which came Saturday morning, was caused by his being caught in a saw mill belt.
April 20, 1933:
We are now fully 6 years old now and starting on the 7th year.
Mr. Elbert Letsinger of Mansfield and Miss Pearl Hylton of Norwood were united in marriage at the home of Rev. Ray Letsinger in Mansfield Saturday evening, April 15th. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Samp Letsinger of Prairie Hollow neighborhood, and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Hylton of south of town.
The many friends of Wayne Shannon will be glad to know that he is gradually improving and will probably be able to be brought home in about 10 days.
Claude Courtney, 18 year old son of Mrs. Tom Perkins, south of town, was given a preliminary hearing Tuesday before Justice Robert Morton in Norwood on the charge of assault on Eldo Joy, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Joy. The alleged assault occurred several weeks ago near the Assembly of God church. Courtney was bound over to the circuit court. Prosecuting attorney Irvin Jackson appeared for the state, while C. H. Jackson of Mountain Grove represented the defence.
April 27, 1933:
We publish an obituary of Mrs. Hoffman, a former resident of this community, being remembered by many as Miss Tine Burke, a sister of Mrs. Cora Mallatt, now of Mansfield: Louise C. Hoffman was born July 4, 1874; departed this life at her home near Miller April 17, 1933, aged 58 years, 9 months and 13 days. She became a Christian about the age of 17 and united with the Baptist church. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband, 2 sons, 2 sisters, 2 brothers. Funeral services were conducted at the Miller Baptist Church Tuesday, Rev. Edgar Gum officiating. Morris and Leiman directing.---Miller Advance
Mr. Art Kelley and Miss Cleo Chadwell were united in marriage Sunday.
A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Vancil April 23 and died April 25. Mrs. Vancil was Miss Wilma Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Will Allen.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Coffman are rejoicing over the arrival of a new baby girl weighing 6 pounds. She has been named Vivian Delores.
We were sorry to hear of the death of Brother Sim Admire.
Mr. and Mrs. Noel Helums are the proud parents of a fine baby girl born April 22.
May 4, 1933:
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Snavely, one and one-half miles south of Norwood, report the arrival of a fine baby boy Monday morning.
While trying to crank T. R. Richardson's car at Macomb Sunday afternoon, Leonard Smith suffered a broken arm. The bone was set by Dr. VanNoy.
Wayne Shannon was able to leave the hospital Saturday and was brought to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Shannon, where he is rapidly regaining his strength.
Walter Lockmiller was in Springfield Saturday to attend to the funeral of his brother, whose body had been brought there from the Hawaiian Islands where he met death by drowning. He was with the medical corps in the service of the U. S. Government.
Rev. Neal Moore and family attended the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Blanche Glen, at Oak Grove. Rev. Selph Jones preached the funeral. Rev. Ocia Allen and family also attended.
May 11, 1933:
Willie Allen traded his T touring car for a 1929 Ford coupe, and Albert Brook traded for a '28 Chevrolet coupe.
We were sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Bud Hodge.
The wedding ceremony of Mr. and Mrs. George Gaines Creal was read by Dr. W. E. Pratt, Pastor of the First Baptist church of Kansas City, Missouri at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday evening, April 15, 1933 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Scott. Immediately after the ceremony, the party left for a formal bridal party at the hotel Muehlebach. Mrs. Creal will be remembered by her friends as Miss Gladys Chadwell, daughter of Mrs. Hattie Chadwell and Sam Chadwell. She attended the Norwood high school, later entering Springfield Draughon Business University and upon completing her business training, assumed her duties in an office. Miss Chadwell went to Kansas City about 5 years ago and accepted a position with a life insurance company and has been very successful in that field. Mr. Creal is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Creal of Garden City, Missouri. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and is employed as City Superintendent of Postal Telegraph and Cable Company of Kansas City, Missouri. The young couple will make their home in Kansas City, Mo.
May 18, 1933:
Sheriff Claxton and deputies Jim Baker and F. J. Thompson made a raid Saturday night about 10:30 on the restaurant operated by Mr. and mrs. Henry Munn, near the post office and known as Mildred's cafe. The officers found 13 quarts and 6 pint bottles of home brew together with bottle capper and other equipment. It is said that Mrs. Munn was taken suddenly ill when confronted with a trip to jail and that Dr. VanNoy had to be called to administer to her. As she claimed complete ownership of the business the sheriff was going to take her into custody but later decided to take Mr. Munn who was lodged in the county jail at Hartville. A lot of complaint had been heard about this place in recent weeks and it is hoped that the raid on it and the arrest of Mr. Munn will have good results on the peace and quietude of out town. We have no room here for such places of business and the officers are to be commended for their diligence in looking after it as they did. The sheriff had confiscated a slot machine from the place several days previous to the raid.
Noland Butcher, a young man residing near Owensville, was bitten by a snake Monday and was brought to Dr. VanNoy for treatment.
Mr. and Mrs. Lou Gordon are rejoicing over the arrival of a new daughter born May 12.
Grandma Williams died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lon Campbell, last Wednesday and was buried in the Curtis Cemetery Thursday. Mose Willis preached the funeral.
May 25, 1933:
About 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon Sheriff M. P. Claxton and deputies Jim Baker, Troy McDaris, Gib Chandler and Bill Grimes swooped down upon the Jarrett residence in the north part of town where they found several pints of whiskey, a large quantity of home brew and many empty bottles that bore evidence of having had liquor in them. Floyd and Lester Jarrett were placed under arrest by the officers and were taken to Hartville where they were held until Monday when they were taken to Springfield and turned over to the Federal authorities to face charges of possession and sale of intoxicating beverages. It has been alleged for a long time that liquor was being openly sold at this place but for some reason they went unmolested or if a raid was contemplated or made, no liquor was found, the probabilities being that they had been tipped off beforehand by someone. We congratulate the sheriff and his deputies on the success of their venture Saturday.
Mrs. George Finley went to Springfield Saturday evening with her son John Pope. to see her grandson which arrived to live with Mr. and Mrs. John Pope May 13. Both mother and baby are getting along fine.
Last Thursday night VanNoy's drug store, Roper's store and the post office were broken into by robbers. Entrance was gained at the post office by prying open a window on the east side of the building, while at the other two places the glass was broken out of the doors to gain access to the locks. Only a small amount of change was taken from the post office. At VanNoy's they took the outer door off the safe but failed to get farther. Some small change, a few cigarettes and other things were taken, while at Roper's the loss was not large either. The job has the appearance of having been the work of local talent but thus far no clues have been found that might lead to the identity of the guilty parties.
The town board met Friday night to pass an ordinance against drunkenness and disorderly conduct on the streets and other public places of Norwood. A move was also gotten underway for the building of a jail in which violators of said ordinance might have a chance to sober up.
Nathan Atchison passed away at his home Wednesday, May 17, and was buried at Olathe by the side of his wife. Rev. Finley of Macomb conducted the funeral services.
Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Saladin are the proud parents of a 12 pound boy.
June 1, 1933:
Mr. and Mrs. Houston Bolt are rejoicing over the arrival of a new girl in their home Saturday.
Ralph Hammack's sorrel mare won first place in the half mile race at Mansfield Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. George Sargent are the proud parents of a baby girl, born Friday.
Floyd and Lester Jarrett are out on bond pending their trail in federal court on the charges of sale and possession of intoxicating liquors.
The preliminary hearing in the Lawrence Bruton--Wayne Shannon case which was to have been held at Hartville Monday was postponed until Friday of this week.
Kenneth Heard, 9 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Heard of Brushy Knob, was bitten on the hand by a copperhead snake last Thursday afternoon and was brought to Dr. VanNoy for treatment that evening. After remaining at the doctor's until Saturday, he was able to be take home.
Walter Pope, Columbus Caudle and Dan Shields left last week for Springfield to be mustered into the government reforestation service. Thirty-four young men were taken from Wright County, all assembling at Mountain Grove where they were given transportation to Springfield by a school bus. From Springfield, they were taken to Ft. Levenworth, Kans. for instruction and training for a few days. The young men are enlisted for a period of 6 months and will received $30 per month, most of which must be sent to dependent members of their families.
Henry Baysinger and Hazel Ussery were united in marriage last Sunday. Bro. Homer Smith performed the ceremony.
Alvan Owens traded Con Ussery a cow for a car last week and then made a wagon out of the car.
June 8, 1933:
Arch Turner, living 5 miles east of Hartville was arrested Tuesday morning by Sheriff Claxton and Deputies Baker and Chandler, charged with possession of a still and home brew. The officers found part of a still and a barrel of mash. He was arraigned before Justice of Peace W. T. Wynn Wednesday morning, entered a plea of guilty and was fined $75 and costs all of which were paid.---Wright County Republican
The marriage of Miss Janette Shewmaker, daughter of Mr. S. W. Shewmaker of Hunter, Mo., to Mr. Lowell E. Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Long of Norwood, was solemnized at the home of Rev. J. T. Bacon, in Springfield Sunday, June 4, at 5:00 p.m. The bride wore a lovely pastel pink gown with white accessories. The couple will make their home in Springfield.
Mr. Marion J. Huffman, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Huffman of this city, and Miss Lillian Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Lee of Mountain Grove, were united in marriage last Saturday, Rev. F. O. Hunt performing the ceremony. Mr. Huffman is one of Wright County's coming young lawyers while the bride is one of Mountain Grove's most charming and accomplished young ladies.
An informal wedding was solemnized Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 when Miss Mildred Murrell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Murrell of Hartville, became the bride of Rev. Mr. Merle Mitchell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amon Mitchell of Springfield. Miss Murrell left Sunday for Boston, Mass., where the marriage vows were read. Mr. Mitchell is the educational director of the Wollaston Baptist church in Boston and the wedding took place in the home of Dr. Clarence Hill Frank, pastor of the Wollaston church. Miss Murrell is a junior at State Teachers college in Springfield, and Mr. Mitchell graduated from Drury college in 1931. Since that time he has been educational director for the church in Boston and has also been enrolled as a student in the Newton Theological Seminary in Boston. The young couple plan to make their future home in Boston.
Born Tuesday morning at 4:00 o'clock, a girl baby to Mr. and Mrs. Jake Schudy at Coldspring.
The preliminary hearing of Lawrence Bruton on the charge of assault with intent to kill on the person of Wayne Shannon was held before justice of the peace Turner at Hartville Friday. Bruton was bound over to the circuit court and was released on $3000 bond. Attorneys M. J. Huffman and C. H. Jackson appeared for the defence while Same Wear of Springfield assisted prosecuting attorney Irvin Jackson for the state.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hutsell of Rayborn visited their daughter, Mrs. C. Kelley, Sunday.
Mrs. Myrtle Davis who ws called here on account of her father's sickness and death returned to her home last Saturday in Visalia, Calif.
Lummie Caudle, son of Lillian Caudle, who enlisted in the reforestation army writes for Fort Leavenworth that they are going to Sacramento, Calif., this week to work in Redwood Forest.
June 15, 1933:
When the Norwood Post Office was established in 1881 or 1882, Dr. Alfred (G.R.A.) Davis was made the first Postmaster. At that time, as now, when political parties were defeated at the polls the postmasters were changed and soon Isaac L. Hart was made postmaster and served until Cleveland's administration when he was replaced by Rufus Henderson. At the next election, he was replaced by W. M. Hart under whose term in January 1893 Norwood was made a money order post office and on January 16, 1893, he issued postal note No. 1 and on January 21 of the same year he issued U. S. Money order No. 1. In October of that year he transferred the office to J. M. Ellis who still lives here. Mr. Ellis served until April 1894 when he resigned and the postmaster became M. L. Stewart. Mr. Stewart served until January 1, 1898 when he was replaced by Thomas E. Alsup who served until December 1909 when he resigned to accept a position with The Court of Appeals in Springfield, Mo., and H. J. Schofield was appointed in his place. It was under Mr. Alsup that all three rural routes were established in Norwood. Mr. Schofield served until after Woodrow Wilson was elected in 1912 when he was replaced by Peter L. Connolly who served until August 21, 1921, when the present Postmaster, Fred E. Hart, was appointed. Until that time 48137 money orders had been issued at this office in the 28 years and nine months since it was made a money order office and since that time Mr. Hart has issued 37877 or up to this time there has been issued at the Norwood post office a total of 86014 money orders. In addition the present postmaster issued the first international money order issued at this office while his Grandfather issued the first Domestic order. On March 1, this year, the office was made a postal savings depository.
Mrs. Roy Burnett is soon to be our new postmistress, having received notice of her appointment Sunday. Mr. Hart expects to be transferred to government service with the new hospital at Springfield in the near future and Mrs. Burnett will then take over the office here to fill the vacancy caused by his transfer. In the meantime she is staying in the office to learn the ins and outs of the business.
Mr. Ernest Laub, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Laub, and Miss Myrtle Locke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Locke, were united in marriage June 3rd, Rev. J. B. Marler performing the ceremony. They will make their home with Ernest Jr's. parents until they get their new house built.
Funeral services will be held in Tulare tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock for John S. Finley, 84, who passed away Sunday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Guy Honnell. A native of Kentucky, Finley came to Tulare County 30 years ago and settle in Tulare, living there until a year ago when he came to Visalia to live with Mrs. Honnell. Finley is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Melvina Finley of Visalia and the following sons and daughters: Mrs. A. J. Dennend, Visalia; Mrs. George Blacke, Maricopa; Mrs. F. W. Hammer, Modesto; Mrs. Guy Honnell, Visalia; Luke Finley, Louisiana; W. S. Finley, Lindsay; Walter B. Finley, Fresno; and Gilferd C. Finley of Oceanside. Two brothers, Sig Finley of Sinuba and George Finley of Norwood, Missouri, also survive as do a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Goble parlors of Tulare are in charge of the services.--Visalia, Calif. paper
David Parry was born January 24, 1855 at Monmuth Shire, Cardiff, Wales, and departed this life June 9, 1933 at 9:15 p.m. at the age of 78 years, 5 months and 9 days. He came to America at the age of 14 years and settled in Williamsburg, Mo. Moving from there to Ottawa, Kansas, for a few years and later settled at Mound Valley, Kansas. He was united in marriage on February 17, 1886 to Miss Annie Mellon, and in 1889 moved to Douglas County, Mo., where he died. He is survived by his loving wife; 2 sons, Willie and Joe, both of Douglas County; 1 grandson, Floyd Parry of Kansas City, Kansas; 2 nephews of Columbus, New Mexico; also 1 niece of El Paso, Texas. he was converted in 1893 and united with the Methodist church at Oak Forest. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church in Norwood Sunday afternoon by Rev. Manse Byrd of Fordland, and interment was in the Norwood cemetery. The Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors were in charge of arrangements.
Several of Bob Allen's friends and relation gathered at his home Sunday and gave him a birthday surprise.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Munn, Sunday morning, a baby girl.
A marriage license was issued at Ava last week to Ernest Laub Jr. of near Norwood and Miss Myrtle Locke, of Hickory Flat.
Logan Alsup of near Coldspring was bitten by a snake Monday morning. He was treated by Dr. VanNoy and at last reports was getting along fine.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Caudle are rejoicing over a new boy born June 6.
Ermal Smith and Noble Wyrick were married Sunday, June 4th. They will make their home in Willow Springs community. They were charivaried Monday evening.
Rhoda Headley was married to Jess Bennett, a young man from Minnesota, last Sunday. A bunch of the young folks gave them an old fashioned charivari Monday evening.
Weddings seem to be quite plentiful around here. Alva Long and Ermal Gourley were married last Saturday by Rev. Neal Moore.
A. J. Williams passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles C. Long, in Coffeyville, Kans. Mr. Williams had been suffering for several months with Sugar Diabetes. He had been in the hospital for a month. The corpse was returned here in the Skinner funeral coach of Coffeyville and laid to rest in the Calhoun cemetery Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Long and children also accompanied it and remained the rest of the week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Johnston.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Young are the proud parents of a baby boy born Thursday. He is named Joy Singleton.
June 22, 1933:
Hereafter R. E. Williams will keep both hands on the wheel and his eyes on the road wile driving his Chevrolet. Saturday he drove into town to get some chicken feed, and the dealer either gave him too much feed or too little sack, the sack being too full to be tied. Just as he was turning onto highway 60 on the way home he glanced back and saw that the sack of feed was about to fall over. With one hand on the wheel he reached for the feed sack with the other and as a result he soon found himself going through the fence on the right hand side of the road. The wire fencing was torn loose from the posts and shoved on ahead of the car as it made its swing into the Bruton lots. Witnesses to the accident soon reached the scene and found Mr. Williams sitting in the car wondering just what had happened. The car was not damaged in the least, no one was hurt and the chickens got their feed in due time.
Scott Crotts, age 47, who was severely burned 8 weeks ago while saving the lives of his wife and small son following a kerosene explosion at their home in Viola, Arkansas, died last Friday morning. Death resulted from a complication of heart trouble and kidney poisoning, which resulted from the severe burns. He and his wife were removed on a few weeks ago from Christa Hogan hospital to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Crotts, at Viola. He was thought to be recovering and expected to return to the hospital for a series of skin grafting operations. Besides his wife, who was unable to be with him when his condition became critical, he is survived by 4 small children.---West Plains Journal Mr. Crotts was well known in Norwood, having taught 2 singing classes here. He was the head of the Hartford Quartette which has often visited the Wright County singing convention.
W. H. Johnston received word of the death of John Bartlett of Toledo, Illinois last week. Mr. Bartlett formerly lived in this community but has lived in Toledo the past 10 years.
Alfred James Williams was born in Knox County, Missouri, January 15, 1871 and died in Coffeyville, Kansas, June 4, 1933. He was married to Julia Belle Johnston September 7, 1899. To this union were born 2 children. His son, Earl, died Jan. 9, 1922 and his wife died May 1, 1930. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Grace Long, of Coffeyville Kansas; by 2 sisters, 4 brothers and 5 grandchildren.
The body of Newton McIntosh who died in Idaho was brought back here for burial, arriving Friday night. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Will Anderson at Oak Forest Sunday afternoon and interment was in the Freeman Cemetery in Douglas County. Deceased was 46 years of age and was a brother of Edd McIntosh and of the late Jim McIntosh. The Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors had charge of the body after its arrival here.
Henry Munn plead guilty in court las week to the possession of home brew and was given a fine of $10 and costs.
Dutch Strunk, Bob Allen and Kin, Bink and Fiza Sisco helped Wess Sisco cut wheat last week.
Friends of M. R. Sutton, who was killed by a fall at Grand Tower, Illinois, June 14, regret very much to learn of his death. The body was brought here in an ambulance for Grand Tower to the home of his father-in-law, Martin Parmenter, on Friday, and Saturday an ambulance from the Klinger funeral home in Springfield took the body to Springfield where funeral services were held in the home of his niece, Mrs. Garland Reynolds, and the body was laid to rest in Springfield. Mr. Sutton leaves to mourn his departure a loving wife, Belle Sutton. The Masons had charge of the funeral. Before the members of the funeral party returned here they were called back by the death of Mrs. Sutton's mother, Aunt Sarah Parmenter, which occurred Monday, June 19.
June 29, 1933:
Sarah M. Smart, daughter of John and Nellie Smart, was born in White Oak County, Tenn., June 20, 1835 and departed this life June 19, 1933, aged 98 years. She was united in marriage to Martin Parmenter in 1871. To this union were born 3 sons and 6 daughters. One son, John Wilis, a daughter Lillie, and an infant daughter preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her death, her husband, Martin Parmenter; 2 sons, Will and Jim of this place; 4 daughters Mrs. Isabelle Sutton of Grand Tower, Ill., Mrs. Nellie Wood of Ottowa, Kans., Mrs. mary Ellen Blair of Crescent, Okla. and Mrs. Tillie Cale of Norwood, who was taking care of Grandma with death came. She had been bedfast for 4 years. She was converted about 40 years ago. Funeral services were conducted by Br. Will Anderson and the body was laid to rest in the Lone Star Cemetery.
During the rain and thunder storm Sunday night, lightning struck the dwelling house of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Bouldin. The bolt entered the dining room, doing considerable damage to the outside wall, and the wall paper was set afire in one corner of the room just below the ceiling. No one was injured, but the granddaughter, Dorothy, felt the shock in her hands and arms and complained of them burning for some time afterwards. She had just passed through the dining room on her way to the bedroom of Mrs. Bouldin about 2 minutes before the house was struck. Mr. Bouldin extinguished the fire with a bucket of water he had brought in before retiring. The electric meters on the porch were torn up, a porch post was broken and the cover on the cistern badly damaged. The plug of the Kelvinator was disconnected by the jar, thus saving it from serious damage.
Sheriff Claxton and deputies visited the home of C. C. Richardson, on the Dempsey Dake place 3 1/2 miles north of Norwood, Saturday morning and confiscated a still, 7 gallons of whiskey and 2 barrels of mash and took Mr. Richardson into custody. Mr. Claxton's activities are making the illicit liquor business a rather hazardous one in Wright County.
John W. Cramer, veteran mail carrier, had an unusual experience one day last week when his car became stalled in dust on the new road north of town. Mr. Cramer had to dig the dust out with his hands in order to get his car out. While driving on the same road W. C. Bruton struck the deep dust and his car slipped off the road, overturning in the ditch. He said it seemed more like driving in loose snow than anything else.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Mallatt left last week for Miller to live with their brother-in-law, John Hoffman, whose wife recently died.
It is reported that Floyd and Lester Jarrett plead guilty in federal court last week to the violation of the prohibition law, and were given fines of $50 and costs each.
Miss Eleanor Rose Kanel and Mr. Raymond Kempt were married at Mt. Vernon Saturday, June 10, 1933. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Kanel, and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Kempt. Both are graduates of the Seymour high school.---Seymour Citizen
Marcellus Riley Sutton was born at Sweet Water, Tenn. Aug. 30, 1880 and departed this life June 14, 1933 at Grand Towers, Ill.; age 52 years, 9 months and 14 days. He was the son of William and Emaline Sutton, both of whom preceded him is death, his mother when he was 5 years of age and his father 4 years ago at Chattanooga, Tenn. He was united in marriage to Isabelle Parmenter Nov. 4, 1902, at Springfield, Mo. He leaves to mourn his death his beloved wife and companion for 31 years; 2 sisters Mrs. Minnie McCormack of Ozark, Mo., and Mrs. Lullu Vanhook of Springfield; 1 brother Virgil, and his step-mother, Mrs. Emily Sutton, both of Springfield, Mo. He was a member of United No. 5 A.F. and A.M., Springfield; Chapter No. 15, R.A.M.; Zabud Council No. 25, R. and S.M.; Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque Assn., and Queen City Chapter No. 226, Order of Eastern Star, all of Springfield, Mo. He was also a member of Electrical Workers Local No. 702 of West Frankfort, Ill. He started to work at the age of 16 for the Bell Telephone Co. of Missouri, being employed there 6 years and worked between 19 and 20 years for the Frisco R. R. Assn. He has been employed by the Central Illinois Public Service Co., for almost 11 years, 2 years at West Frankfort and 9 years as chief of the Grand Tower power station at Cipsco Park.
July 6, 1933:
John H. Kitts, son of Coleman and Nancy Kitts, was born in Granger County, Tenn., Nov. 14, 1858. Departed this life at his home in Douglas County, Mo. June 30, 1933 at the age of 74 years, 7 months and 16 days. He was married to Dora Cogdill Oct. 19, 1899. To this union 5 children were born: W. J., James, Louis and Rose Kitts and Mrs. Eunice McIntosh, all of the home address. He was converted at an early age and united with the Baptist church. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, 5 children, 5 grandchildren, 1 brother who has made his home with him for over 30 years, 2 brothers in Tennessee. Two brothers, 3 sisters and one grandchild, little Willard McIntosh preceded him in death.
Miss Vernice Brook and Mr. Ernest Carlson Jr. were united in marriage Thursday evening, June 29 at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Brook. Ernest is the adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Lacy. Bro. Ben F. Nall administered the ceremonial rites. Quite a bunch of young folks gathered Friday night and gave them an old fashioned charivari. The crowd gathered at the Brook home but found that the couple had gone to Mountain Grove for a short visit, so some of the party went after them, brought them back and made them set up the treats. We understand they will make their home for the present on the Warren Lacy farm.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hutsell and 3 children, Marie, Hazel and Ray, Jr., of Gary, Ind., visited with their grandmother, Mrs. Vesta Hutsell in Norwood Tuesday. They expected to visit other relatives on Whetstone, Dove Creek and Beaver, and then start for home Friday.
A clipping form the Lincoln Heights Bulletin, Los Angeles, Calif., sent to us by Mrs. Clara Stewart, telling of the death in Lincoln Heights, May 24, of Mrs. Stewart's husband, Ed Marion Stewart. Mr. Stewart was born in Norwood, Feb. 3, 1876, but had been a resident of Los Angeles for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, 2 children, Martin and Marion, a brother Russell Stewart; his father and 2 sisters who live at Lodi, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Young are the proud parents of a baby girl born June 22.
July 13, 1933:
Mrs. M. T. Hensley, for many years a resident of Norwood, passed away at her home here Saturday afternoon after a long illness, due mostly to the infirmities of age. She lacked just a few days of being 79. Short services were conducted at the home at 11:30 Sunday morning by Rev. Ben F. Nall, after which the body was taken to the Newton Cemetery on Pea Ridge for burial. She was the mother of 8 sons and 1 daughter, all of whom are living.
John Hitchcock suffered painful injuries last Thursday while engaged in blowing out stumps on the new farm to market road. In some manner a charge of dynamite was prematurely discharged, Mr. Hitchcock receiving wounds in the face, eyes, neck and arms. It was feared that he might lose his sight but he appears to be getting along nicely and the injuries sustained will not likely prove as serious as at first thought.
The arrival of a new baby boy is reported at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rhodes, of Oak Forest, Saturday.
Mrs. Golvin Chadwell who fell and dislocated her hip June 24th seems to be gradually growing weaker. She is 83 years old.
Mr. and Mrs. Auley Hensley were called here on account of the illness and death of his mother, Mrs. M. T. Hensley. They live in Springfield.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hensley were called here from Detroit, Mich., last week on account of the illness and subsequent death of Mr. Hensley's mother.
Arch Young, 60 years old, was shot and fatally wounded at Hartville last Thursday by Frank Creaser, 85, who is it claimed shot in self defence after Young, who had been drinking, assaulted him. Creaser was at one time a resident of Norwood and both were well known here.
The community was saddened to hear of the death of Mrs. Clarence Love who died at her home recently.
July 20, 1933:
Nolan Devault was arrested Monday morning near the south end of the farm to market road south of town by deputies F. J. Thompson and Arthur Akers, on a warrant sworn out by Mrs. Wanda Wedge, charging assault with attempt to rape. Mrs. Wedge, who is staying at the H. J. Schofield home in Norwood, alleges that as she was returning home for church services Sunday night Devault attacked her just after she had passed the Clyde Absher home, threw her down and held his hand over her mouth to keep her quiet, but she managed to remove the hand and screamed for Mr. Schofield. This frightened Devault who arose and ran away. Mrs. Wedge secured a club and followed him the Kirk's cafe north of the railroad where she hit him over the head with the club. Mr. Thompson was called but Devault in the meantime disappeared from the scene. The warrant was secured and the arrest was made as above stated. The prisoner was taken to Hartville and lodged in jail. Mrs. Wedge is a daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Will Anderson of near Oak Forest. She and her husband have been separated for some time.
Melda Triffena Newton Hensley was born July 14, 1854. Departed this life July 8, 1933. Age 78 years, 11 months and 24 days. She was the daughter of Nevels and Sarah Newton. On February 10, 1876 she was united in holy matrimony to Duck William Hensley who preceded her in death 25 years ago. To this union were born 9 children, 8 sons and 1 daughter, all of whom are living: Jesse and Henry of Jerome, Idaho; Auley, Springfield; William E., Pickering; Fred B., Detroit, Mich.; Elmer, Nampa, Idaho; Ezzie and Watson, Norwood; and Manie Hensley, Twin Falls, Idaho. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers Berry, Henry and Jasper Newton of Odin; 2 sisters, Mrs. Katy Todd of Odin and Mrs. Ellen Newton of Mansfield. She was converted and joined the Methodist church early in life. She passed away peaceably at her home in Norwood at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 1933, only 4 of the children being present, the others being unable to come. Short services were held at the home at 11:30 Sunday morning by Rev. Ben F. Nall and C. N. Means. Then the body was taken to the Newton Cemetery by the Bouldin-Ryan funeral car, where funeral services were held at 3 o'clock by Rev. D. S. Jones.
Miss Daisy Raney who has been staying at Grove Spring with Mrs. J. F. Holman for the past 2 years and 5 months, returned to the home of her parents as Mrs. Holman got married to Mr. John Jones of Pleasant Hill Neighborhood, and Mrs. Jones thought she could do her work herself by the aid of her good husband.
About 8 o'clock Friday morning John Peebles, aged 60 years, was instantly killed near his home at Dunn when he walked in front of a fast Frisco freight train. Mr. Peebles had been to the country and was returning home with a basket of grapes which he was carrying on his shoulder when he walked onto the railroad track, apparently not hearing the approaching train. The engineer sounded the warning whistle but to no avail and the train was too close upon him to be stopped. The body was carried for some distance and was horribly cut and mangled. The undertaker was summoned from Cabool and prepared the body for burial. Funeral services were held sunday afternoon. Mr. Peebles was a brother of Mrs G. C. Shannon of Norwood.
Mr. Perry Allen and Miss Ruth Chandler, both of Norwood were granted a license to wed in St. Louis last week.
Lester Stubbs of Norwood and Ruby Coffman of Coldspring were granted a marriage license at Hartville last week.
Mrs. Celia Elliott recently died at her home at LaHanda, Calif. She was a sister of Mrs. Elizabeth Stark who formerly lived in Norwood, and a half sister of T. J. Nance of Brushy Knob.
Mr. Olen Long and Miss Violet Hanna were united in marriage last Sunday by the Rev. Lin Brook. A large crowd gathered at the Long home Monday evening and give them a charivari.
Peter McKinley was born April 16, 1850; died July 4, 1933 at the age of 83 years, 2 months and 18 days. He lived in Wright County most all of his life until 25 years ago when with his family he moved to Dora, Mo., where he spent the rest of his life. He was married to Mary Ann Davidson 55 years ago last January. To this union 11 children were born, 4 of whom died in infancy. One daughter, Nannie Warden, died 19 years ago, leaving 3 little boys whom the grandparents raised. There are 6 children living: J. A. McKinley of Cape Girardeau; N. F. McKinley, formerly of Norwood; D. S. McKinley of Dora; Mrs. Belle Hale of Cabool; Mrs. Mattie Grisham of Dora; and Mrs. Blanch Vaughan of West Plains. Also left to mourn their loss are 22 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He belonged to the Church of God. The funeral sermon was preached by Brother Provo and he was laid to rest in the Ball Cemetery.
A. C. Caudle was bitten by a spider Sunday morning, causing him a lot of pain but is improving. Dr. Ryan dressed it for him.
July 27, 1933:
Henry Munn was arrested Friday night on a charge of passing worthless checks and is in jail in Springfield. An officer from Springfield, accompanied by Wright County officers, came after him Friday afternoon but he saw them first and made a hasty departure. The officers in searching the building occupied by Mr. and mrs. Munn as a cafe and residence, found a large stone jar full of home brew and also several bottles of liquor, it is reported. The liquor in the jar was poured out but the other was taken as evidence. That night Munn was arrested by F. J. Thompson east of town and was taken to Springfield on the check charge.
L. C. Gregory and John Cramer, Jr. took a truck load of eggs to Little Rock, Ark., Sunday night and brought back a load of watermelons. They reported being out in a heavy rain while gone.
Norwood has caught up with the larger cities. Mrs. Sherman Hammack reported a sparrow fighting its own reflection in a window at the telephone office the first of the week, and at the home of the editor a bird has been fighting the family cat the past two weeks, continually flying at him from behind and striking the at with its feet.
During services at Cornelius school house Sunday night, someone fired a .38 calibre revolver near the door, the bullet hitting the concrete walk and glancing off, inflicting a flesh wound in the calf of Frank Snavely's leg. It is not know who fired the shot.
William Joy received word last week that one of his nephews had been drowned at Salina, Kansas, while on a fishing trip.
John Pasley, 68 years old, died Friday at Hartville and was buried Sunday in the Relaford Cemetery near Norwood. Rev. W. H. Kelley conducted the funeral service.
Spinster---Why don't you get married, Mr.
Old Bachelor---Why marry a woman when I can buy a parrot for $5?
Spinster---Yes, that shows once more how the men have the advantage of us women. We can't buy any kind of an old bear for less than $200.
August 3, 1933:
After almost 5 weeks of suffering which she bore with great patience Mrs. Golvin Chadwell passed away Friday evening at her home in Norwood. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock by Rev. George O. VanNoy of Springfield, assisted by her pastor, C. N. Means. Interment was in Thomas Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Bouldin of the Bouldin-Ryan funeral home had charge of arrangements. Elizabeth Pearman Chadwell was born in LaRue County, Ky., Dec 10, 1849, the youngest of a family of 9 children, all of whom have preceded her in the race of life. She professed faith in Christ at the age of about 16 years and united with South Fork Baptist church. Removing with relatives to Missouri in 1876 she has remained a resident of Wright County ever since and her church membership was at her home church in Norwood at the time of death. She was united in marriage to Rev. Golvin Chadwell in September, 1901. She departed this life July 28, 1933 at the advanced age of nearly 84 years.
There will be an old time singing at Pleasant Hill 4 miles west of Hartville Sunday, August 6th.
August 10, 1933:
Mary Jannett Snethen was born near St. Joseph, Mo. July 10, 1894 and departed this life August 2, 1933; age 39 years and 23 days. She was converted when about 15 years old and joined the Methodist church. About 5 years ago she joined the Four Square Gospel Church at Des Moines, Iowa. She was an ordained minister and evangelist. She has held revival meetings in Missouri, Arkansas and Iowa. She preached a few time in Norwood and Mountain Grove. She is survived by her husband, Charles H. Snethen; 3 daughters, Mrs. Vera Smith, Thelma Snethen and Berniece Snethen; a son Charles H. Jr.; her parents Mr. and Mrs. William Bunton of Stanton, Iowa; 5 brothers; a sister; two grandchildren, Chloerine and Helen Smith. Her eldest son, Harold, died in infancy. Funeral services were held Friday. She is the daughter-in-law of Mrs. J. P. Book of Norwood and formerly lived on their farm 5 miles east of Norwood until 6 months ago when she had to leave on account of her health.
Mrs. Jesse Douglas received a telegram telling of the sudden death of her brother, Robert, in Taft, Calif.
Jesse Douglas lost one of his mules a few days ago. Dropped dead in the harness.
Herbert Hutsell of Rayborn was a guest at the home of his sister, Mrs. Claude Kelley, Friday. Mrs. Kelley accompanied him home where they had a family reunion at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hutsell, at Rayborn. Mrs. Kelley returned home Sunday.
Joe Todd and family attended the funeral of Mrs. Todd's mother, Mrs. Perkins, Monday.
The preliminary hearing of Nolan Devault charged with assault with intent to rape was held at Hartville Friday and Devault was bound over to the circuit court. He was released on bond.
August 17, 1933:
Bob Allen has been helping John Miller cut stave bolts.
Mrs. Frank Evans died last Tuesday night at her home on the Coonrod place south of town, death being caused by hemorrhage of the brain and arteriosclerosis. Burial was in the Thomas Cemetery Thursday afternoon, with the Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors in charge. Mrs. Evans was born in Holland Nov. 14, 1858. She came to Norwood from Montana with her husband about 2 years ago. She is survived by her husband and a grandson at home. Other relatives do not live here.
W. C. Bruton was exhibiting a bunch of sudan grass Tuesday which measured 10 feet and 4 inches in height. Mr. Bruton has several acres of this grass which averages higher than an average man's head. It was sown about the middle of June.
Canning beans and cucumbers seems to be the order of the day with the women folks.
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Caudle are rejoicing over the arrival of a 5 1/2 pound baby girl born August 11.
Mr. and Mrs. George Cramer are rejoicing over the arrival of a new daughter born early Sunday morning.
Effective at once, the Frisco Railway is putting back to work 150 men in the maintenance of way and maintenance of equipment departments at various points along its line.
Mr. Munn being detained away from home on "state" business, Mrs. Munn has folder her tent and left our fair city. Mildred's Cafe is no more.
August 24, 1933:
J. H. Campbell has the editor's thanks for some fine cabbage brought in Monday.
Adam Hartman has our thanks for some fine grapes brought in last week. Mr. Hartman has a fine lot of these grapes on his farm northwest of town.
While the State was going wet by a vote of 3 to 1 Saturday, Norwood precinct voted against repeal of the 18th amendment 66 to 50. Wright County voted against repeal 1334 to 881, a dry majority of 453. Douglas, Texas and Webster counties also voted dry, as did most of the Ozarks counties, together with a large block of North Missouri counties. It was in the cities that the wet vote was overwhelming.
Mr. Herald Lawrence, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence who live on the old Rich Jarrett farm north of town, and Miss Pauline Jarrett, daughter of Mrs. Mabel Jarrett, were married in Hartville Monday, The will make their home on the Lawrence farm.
Mr. Harve Davis, English teacher in the Norwood high school, and Miss Alice Carnall of Mansfield, were untied in marriage by the Baptist minister at Ozark at 12:30 Sunday morning. Johnny Ellis and Owen Cheney accompanied the couple to Ozark and witnessed the ceremony. The newly weds are not at home in the house just east of the Methodist church in Norwood.
An interesting item which we failed to get last week was the marriage of Mrs. Mayme Connolly to Mr. Jimmie Gothard, of Fair Play, which took place a week ago Friday. Mr. Gothard has been here several months, being employed as a caterpillar driver on the farm to market road which has just been completed. Mr. Connolly is the widow of the late Leonard Connolly and needs no introduction to our readers. The happy couple are at Mammonth Springs, Ark. this week on a honeymoon trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Art Kelley report the arrival of an 11 1/2 pound baby boy last Thursday. Mrs. Kelley is at the home of her mother, Mrs. Hattie Chadwell.
Dr. VanNoy reports the arrival of a girl baby at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rhodes at Brushy Knob, Saturday. Mrs. Rhodes was formerly Miss Lillie Letsinger.
Mr. and Mrs Howard Beeson are the proud parents of a baby boy born Wednesday.
September 14, 1933:
John L. Scarborough was painfully and seriously injured Monday morning when he was either thrown or fell from a horse which he was riding while out assessing in Clark township, the accident occurring near the Sam Chadwell farm. Mr. Scarborough had been seen to pass Rod Raney's home on horse-back and a short time afterwards the horse returned along the road without a rider and with the saddle underneath. Joe Long, who was there, immediately set out in search of Mr. Scarborough and found him lying on his back in the middle of the road. He was brought to Dr. VanNoy's office in Sam Chadwell's car and was there given examination and treatment for his wounds. He was severely injured in the back of his head and neck and seemingly in the chest, being unconscious for several hours. After his wounds were dressed, he was taken to his home north of town in the Bouldin-Ryan ambulance. Tuesday he seemed to be getting along very well. His daughter, Mrs. Jerry Newton, came from Galena to help take care of him. Wednesday he was not feeling as well as he did Tuesday.
A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ryan Sept. 3 and died Sept. 4th. Mrs. Ryan was before her marriage, Miss Hazel Turgon.
Phyllis Lee is the name given to the new daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Wilson, of Kansas City, Sept. 3rd. Mrs. Wilson was formerly Miss Iva Worsham.
John R. Rudolph's shows are in Norwood this week playing to nice crowds. Mr. Rudolph has one of the most complete moving picture and vaudeville shows on the road, making one and two night stands. The staff consists of Mr. Rudolph, manager; entertainers Max Williams and wife; Leroy Davidson and wife; and Harry Francis, vaudeville artist.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl McAllister are the proud parents of a baby girl born Aug. 26.
September 21, 1933:
Beginning October 1, we will operate our business on a strictly cash basis. Our books are already overloaded. Please do not ask for credit---VanNoy Drug Company
Deputy Sheriff Brooks Monday accompanied Sheriff Claxton and Deputy Thorn of Wright County to Springfield, where they placed Grover "Whitey" Golsby under arrest for an alleged theft of $20 from John Williamson at a barn dance near Norwood on Wednesday of last week. The officers also found a stolen Plymouth sedan at Golsby's home. He was taken to the Wright County jail at Hartville. Williamson is one of a group of men who have recently opened a shaft mine at Mansfield where they are mining for lead and zinc.---Cabool Enterprise
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Strunk are rejoicing over the arrival of a 10 pound daughter born Saturday, Sept. 16.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Strunk called Sunday at the R. G. Diltz home to see their new granddaughter.
A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jones Aug. 30.
Mr. Cecil Webster and Miss Irene Shields were united in marriage Saturday. They expect to make their home on the Harrison Strunk farm in Douglas County.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Roy are the proud parents of a baby girl which arrived one day last week.
The community was shocked to hear of the death of Floyd Cockerham last Monday. He was laid to rest in Oak Grove Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Homer Smith and Albert Brooks.
The infant baby of Mr. and Mrs. Lester was buried Sept. 13 at the Ashley cemetery. It was born Sept. 9.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Eastin are the proud parents of a baby girl born Sept. 13.
Mr. Everett McIntosh and Miss Classie Deckard were married Saturday. Everett is the son of Mrs. Jim McIntosh and Miss Deckard is the girl that Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Gilley raised.
September 28, 1933:
Dr. VanNoy was called Sunday to treat the 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lucas, near Owensville. The child was hit by an automobile and knocked against the house, her head being badly injured. She has been quite sick since.
John L. Scarborough who was seriously injured when he fell from a horse a few weeks ago is able to work again.
Mrs. Bill Calhoun was bitten by a snake Saturday but aside from the fright suffered no ill effects, the snake not being poisonous.
The work of graveling the new farm to market road north of Norwood is expected to get under way this week and will likely be completed within a month.
Rev. Charles Griffith, aged Baptist minister of Douglas County, passed away Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. O. Coats at Vanzant, where he made his home. Funeral services were held Sunday.
L. C. Gregory had on exhibition at his place of business last week a 98 pound watermelon. Mr. Gregory had some larger than this which he took to Springfield, the largest one weighing 107 pounds. He brought them up from Arkansas.
A letter was received from Lummie Caudle, who is with the reforestation army. He said they would be discharged the 20th and allowed to go home for 10 days to try to get jobs and would be allowed to sign up for another 6 months. They will be supplied with clothes for winter and winter quarters.
Herald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Adamson, died Monday night about 6 o'clock. He had been in poor health for some time, but had not been bedfast. He was about 15 years old.
October 5, 1933:
We will give a year's subscription to the Index for the best 12 ears of corn brought to this office during the month of October. We will also give a year's subscription for the largest pumpkin brought in. Corn will be judged by disinterested parties. All entries to remain the property of the Index after the judging.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Ussery have been called to Cabool to the bedside of their daughter, Mrs. Anna Conkin, who is ill.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Curl of Hickory Flat were in town last Thursday getting repairs for their cream separator, and incidentally for themselves, the separator having "blown up" Wednesday evening. Mrs. Curl had a finger badly cut and Mr. Curl received minor injuries in the face.
Guy Henderson was badly hurt Saturday evening about 5:30 when his car was run into by another car just this side of Mountain Grove as he was on his way home from his work on the highway. He was taken to the Ryan hospital in Mountain Grove for treatment for his injuries which were rather serious. Both cars were badly wrecked. Mr. Henderson was just recovering from an appendicitis operation.
October 12, 1933:
A few weeks ago we made mention of a large egg plant brought in by Mrs. Pete Rogers, but now it seems that Mrs. Rogers was afraid we'd think that she couldn't grow egg plant that was really big, so she comes in last Thursday with one which measured 26 inches in circumference and weighed 4 pounds and 13 ounces. She also has our thanks for a bucket of fine honey.
John Cale, charley Davis and Raymond Diltz helped Frank Davidson to get his sorghum mill ready for making sorghum. Will begin making Monday.
Hollis Raney, 20 year old son of Clarence Raney, living near Norwood, was fatally injured Saturday night when the model T Ford which he was driving turned over on the pavement as he was going into Mountain Grove. He was taken to the Ryan hospital where he died at 2 o'clock Sunday morning, a rib having penetrated his lung. It is said that the Ford was travelling rather fast when it approached a car parked on the pavement and Raney attempted to turn out to avoid hitting the parked car. This caused the swiftly moving car to turn over and it is reported to have turned over several times before coming to a stop Nickel Spence of the Spence school district, who was with Raney in the car was thrown out and suffered severe cuts and bruises but was not dangerously hurt. Funeral services were held for Hollis Monday afternoon at the Christian church here, Rev. J. E. Burney preaching the funeral sermon, and interment was in the Thomas Cemetery north of town. The Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors had charge of arrangements. School was dismissed for the service and Misses Ruby Nall, Pansy Raney, Avena Long, Cleo Thompson, Anna May Means, Lucille Thomas, Ruth Alsup and Verla Faye Shannon, school mates of Hollis last year when he was a junior in high school, acted as flower girls. The pall bearers were Alva Ussery, John Cramer, Lawrence Bruton, Frank Little, Jay Randall and Arlo Thompson. Deceased was not attending school this year. He is survived by his father, stepmother, 2 brothers, 2 half brothers and a half sister. The car being driven at the time of the accident belonged to Hollis' grandmother, Mrs. Belle Grosvenor.
James Adamson, aged 79 years, 10 months and 11 days, was found dead in bed at his home on Wolf Creek early Saturday morning.
The 5 years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Robinson, northeast of Norwood, died Saturday night and was buried in Mountain Valley Monday morning, Rev. J. E. Burney conducting funeral services.
Marion W. Absher, aged 66 years, living 4 miles northeast of Norwood, was found dead in bed at his home Saturday morning. It was thought that he had passed away about 12:30 that night. He had been in his usual health the day before. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. E. Brook at his home at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon and interment was in the Thomas Cemetery. The Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors had charge.
Mrs. Eli Atkinson died about 9 o'clock Friday night in St. John's hospital in Springfield from an attack of acute appendicitis and complications. She had been taken to the hospital earlier in the week and her condition was found to be such that an operation would do no good. Mr. Bouldin was called that night and immediately went to Springfield to return the body to Norwood in his ambulance. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Oak Grove church by Rev. G. Chadwell, assisted by Rev. Selph Jones, and interment was in the Broyles Cemetery 12 miles north of town. Mrs. Atkinson was about 50 years of age.
Leonard Rhodes was ordained to the full work of the Gospel ministry at Shiloh Baptist church in Douglas County Sunday afternoon. Rev. E. H. Rhodes, grandfather of Leonard, led in the examination, and the candidate's uncle, Rev. J. C. Pope delivered the charge to the church. Rev. T. B. Ritziner delivered the charge to the candidate, C. A. Latimer led the ordaining prayer and J. J. Smith presented the Bible. Rev. C. N. Means was moderator of the council and Rev. Jordan Bogart was clerk. Rhodes is only 17 years old and is the second son of Mrs. Lou Rhodes, his father having been dead several years. He is at present pastor of his home church at Shiloh and has a promising future before him.
Floyd Sanders is now employed in the Bouldin-Ryan furniture store, taking the place of Sanford Little who is attending school in Springfield.
A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cogdill at 2 o'clock Sunday morning and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Gus Cameron at 4 the same morning.
The neighborhood was shocked to hear of the death of Marion Absher who passed away early Saturday morning. Rev. Ed Brook conducted the funeral and the body was taken to the Norwood Cemetery for burial Sunday.
October 19, 1933:
F. M. Bell, aged 76 years, died in Mansfield last Tuesday morning, having been in poor health for some time. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Selph Jones at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Mr. Bell was well known in Norwood where he was engaged in the milling business before going to Mansfield where he has been running a mill.
Matilda Rebecca Eaton was born April 10, 1852, near Cherryville, Crawford County, Mo. Married James Preston Cole in 1872. To this union 6 children were born, the oldest dying in infancy. Surviving are William Isaac, Aldrich, Mo.; Julia Smith, Osawatomie, Kansas; Bert Cole, Fairfax, Okla., and Charles and James of Norwood who were at her bedside when she died, Oct. 13, 1933 at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 3 days. Besides her aged companion and 5 children, she leaves 23 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was converted at the age of 15 years and joined the Presbyterian church, in later years joining the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted in Fairview Church Saturday afternoon at 1:30 by Rev. W. E. Brook.
Raymond Hylton, teacher of Oak Forest school, suffered severe injuries Tuesday afternoon when he was thrown from the horse he was riding home from school. He was found in an unconscious condition some distance from the road near Oak Forest church house and was brought to Dr. VanNoy's office here about 5:30 where he was found to be suffering from bruises about the head and with his left wrist broken. Ross Snyder of Kansas City, was taking his sister, Mrs. Ellen Sumner-Koehler, from Norwood to her home when his attention was called to Mr. Hylton's condition by some of the school children who had found their teacher where the horse had thrown him. Being unable to handle the injured man without more help, Mr. Snyder returned to town and called Mr. Bouldin to take the ambulance out after him. In the meantime, however, other arrived on the scene and Raymond was put in Will Anderson's car before the ambulance could get there and brought on into town. After receiving treatment the patient was taken to Dr. VanNoy's house where he had regained consciousness and was resting well Wednesday morning.
The old building west of the Long Hotel and which is being town down was built for a G. A. R. Hall. The Norwood post of G. A. R. was organized about 1886 and had a large membership for many years. W. M. Hart was the first post commander. About 1888 a Sons of Veterans camp was organized. John A. Retherford was captain; J. E. Hart, first lieutenant; and Elisha Purtle, now of Tulare, Calif., second lieutenant. C. T. Stewart, now of Los Angeles, was active in the Sons of Veterans for many years. All the members of the G. A. R. have passed on as far as is known. Uncle Jim Anderson who lived near Oak Forest church at the time of his death was the last member. The lot on which the building stood now belongs to Frank M. Huffman.
Miss Dorothy Lucas gave us a surprise last week. She was united in marriage to Carl --------- near Pleasant Hill.
The death of Mrs. T. Conkin at her home in Cabool Friday night, Oct. 6, came as a great shock to her many friend. Mrs. Conkin's health had not been very good for several years, yet she had continued to perform the duties of a devoted mother and loyal wife. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Ussery of near Norwood and was married to Mr. Conkin in 1915. She leaves her husband, 2 children, father, mother, 4 sisters and 5 brothers to mourn their loss. She had been a Christian from her youth. Her funeral was held at the Christian church in Cabool Sunday afternoon, Oct. 8, with her pastor, Rev. W. S. Baker, having charge assisted by other ministers of the town. One of the largest crowds ever attending a funeral in Cabool was present attesting to the love and esteem in which she was held.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sutton who live close to Mountain Grove lost their house by fire Tuesday. Came near burning their two small children as both parents were away when the fire broke out. They were saved by Lester Thorne who was passing by.
We were much grieved to hear of the death of our brother, Tom Steinert, of near Springfield las Tuesday.
The October term of circuit court will convene at Hartville next Monday with a long docket of criminal and civil cases. Three cases of special interest to Norwood and vicinity are expected to be tried at this term. They are: State vs Lawrence Bruton, assault; State vs Nolan Devault, assault with intent to rape; State vs Claude Courtney, felonious assault. There are 26 divorce cases on the docket.
A. C. Caudle finished making molasses Monday. He made 350 gallons.
October 26, 1933:
Many of our citizens have been attending court in Hartville this week, most of them as witnesses in the Bruton and Devault cases. The Lawrence Bruton trial started late Tuesday afternoon and consumed most of the day Wednesday. The jury returned a verdict of guilty and assessed the punishment at 9 months in jail and a fine of $100. They recommended that he be paroled. Bruton was charged with assault with intent to kill on the person of Wayne Shannon.
Walter Jones of near Grove Spring was tried Tuesday on the charge of assault with intent to kill on the person of his brother and was given a fine of $100.
Wes Butcher was granted a divorce by default Tuesday.
Mr. Alonzo Etheridge and Mrs. Lucinda Jane Jarrett were united in marriage by Rev. O. C. Keller at the latter's home at Mountain Grove October 17 at 5:30 p.m. A wedding supper was served at 6 o'clock in honor of the happy couple who will make their home on Mr. Etheridge's farm south of Norwood.
The safe arrival of a new baby girl is reported at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Jackson, northwest of town, last Friday. This is their second child.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Luna report the arrival of a baby girl at their home last Thursday. This is their second child and second daughter. They have named the little Miss, Jessie May. Mrs. Luna was formerly Miss Faye Tannehill.
A marriage license was issued at Ava last week to Alonzo Etheridge of Norwood and Mrs. Lucinda Jarrett of Mountain Grove. Jake Anderson and Perlie Sisco of Cold Spring were also granted a license to wed.
November 2, 1933:
The deer hunting season last week brought luck of varying degrees to different individuals. As a result of Jim Worsham's prowess as a hunter, the Worsham's and their kinsmen and friends in Norwood feasted on deer meat. F. J. Thompson's luck resulted in a smashed up automobile, he car plunging down a hillside at a speed too rapid for safety or comfort when he seemingly lost control of it.
Joseph B. Graves passed away at his home in Norwood Saturday morning at 6:00 o'clock after a few days illness, at the age of 72 years, 3 months and 9 days. Funeral services were held at the Pentecost church Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock by the pastor, Rev. Pante, and interment was in the Relaford Cemetery. Mr. Graves was born in Critenden County, Ky., but had been a resident of this community for more than 40 years. He is survived by his wife, 3 daughters and one son, all the children being here at the time of his death. They are: Mrs. Ethel Freeman of Oklahoma; Mrs. Harry Milsap who has been here for several months; Mrs. Frieda Montague and Argus Graves of Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Graves had been in poor health for several years but had been able to be at his shoe repair shop up until Oct. 19.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Owens are the proud parents of twin girls. Mother and babies doing nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Henson of Coldspring report the arrival of a baby boy in their home Monday.
Last Wednesday night a big bouncing baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bob Whitteker on Dry Creek.
The trial of Nolan Devault in circuit court last week on the charge of assault with attempt to rape on the person of Mrs. Wanda Wedge resulted in the acquittal of the defendant.
Mr. and Mrs. Barnard Detherage are the proud parents of a baby girl born Oct. 18.
Mrs. Carl Hamaker who is with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Towe, lost an infant son Saturday, Oct. 28. He was laid away in Fairview Cemetery at Olathe.
November 9, 1933:
Mrs. Bert Morgan brought in a fine turnip Tuesday, weighing 4 pounds.
As no pumpkins have been brought in for entry in our premium contest, we are withdrawing our offer on them. Please bring in your corn at once, and get your name in the paper as a grower of fine corn.
We erred two weeks ago in stating that the baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Jackson was a girl. It is a boy and has been given the name William John.
The Bouldin-Ryan Furniture Company closed a deal last week whereby they take over the furniture and undertaking business of Mrs. Whelchel in Hartville. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Holdren will move to Hartville and have charge of the business there. Mr. Holdren having bought an interest in the concern at that place. Mr. Holdren recently sold his interest in the Norwood Motor Transfer & Storage Co. to his partners, C. M. Minihan and Charles Johnson.
November 16, 1933:
The editor acknowledges with thanks the gift of a dozen fine York Imperial apples brought in by S. E. Sears.
See the 40 pound pumpkin on exhibition at this office. It was grown by Sidney Barnett.
Tiry Barnett has our thanks for a fine lot of turnips brought in Saturday, among them being two that weigh 5 1/2 pounds each.
The work of graveling the farm to market road north was completed last week and the machinery of the contractor was shipped out by rail Thursday. This road furnishes our citizens a shorter route to the county seat, as well as opening up a more expansive trade territory for Norwood. A movement is on foot to extend this road farther north across the river, thus opening up new trade territory and providing the people of that section an outlet to market, which is very badly needed, they being almost completely shut in as far as roads are concerned.
Mrs. Lou Rhoads attended the funeral of little Bobbie Pearson Friday.
November 23, 1933:
Mrs. S. A. Brooks sent to the Index office Saturday a turnip which weighs 7 1/2 pounds, being the largest we have received thus far.
Someone is going to get a year's subscription to the Index for 12 ears of corn. Bring in your corn before December 1.
After using a printed newspaper service the past 6 months, having two pages of the Index printed in Kansas City, we are going back to 4 pages of home print. This change will enable us to give you more home news, giving more space to local events in which all our readers are interested.
George W. Freeman, 93 year old president of the Bank of Mansfield, died early Sunday morning in his home following a brief illness. Mr. Freeman became ill last Monday after attending his regular duties in the bank where he worked each day on the same schedule as the employees. His condition gradually became worse and he expired at 12:15 a.m. Sunday. Mr. Freeman was born in Rhone County, Tenn., but came to Wright County as a young man. He had been president of the Mansfield bank for 40 years. He married early in life and his first wife died about 20 years ago. Fifteen years ago he was united in marriage to Mrs. Daisy Shanks Bray of Springfield, who survives him. He was a prominent member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, was active in religious work, and made a tour of the Holy Land in 1900. Mr. Freeman was the oldest resident of Mansfield. He is survived by two sons, M. A. and G. C. Freeman, both of Mansfield, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Cumberland Presbyterian church in Mansfield at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon with Rev. C. W. Hayes, Georgia evangelist, officiating. Burial was in the Mansfield cemetery in a vault Mr. Freeman had constructed several years ago.
Cecil Vining of Baldwin City, Kansas, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Vining of near Norwood, won first place in the Franklin County, Kansas, corn husking contest, husking 29 bushels and 55 pounds in 80 minutes. He was also second in the Kansas state contest with 29 bushels and 40 pounds, which is just 2 pounds less than was husked by the winner. In the national contest Cecil was 14th. He received a prize of $25 from Arthur Capper for second place in the state contest. After the national contest the 18 participants were entertained at a banquet at the best hotel in Omaha, Neb.
November 30, 1933:
Norwood has been allotted $3400 by the U. S. Civil Works Administration for our part of the nation's two billion dollar public works program for the relief of the unemployed. $2900 of this allotment is to be used in levelling and terracing the school grounds, building a gravel driveway around same, and in the construction of a gravel walk from the school house to town, all of which has long been needed. The remaining $500 is to be used for improvements on the two cemeteries. Wright County was allotted $21,500, of which $4000 goes to the rural schools, $1500 for repairing the county courthouse and the remainder divided among the different towns of the county. It is expected that work will start on these projects in the near future. Thirty men will be employed in Norwood, working in shifts of 15 men three days per week, 45 cents per hour being paid for common labor.
While Ted Gullic of Koshkonong and Ray West of Norwood were hunting last Thursday not far from town, thieves stole most of the gas from mr. Gullic's Oldsmobile sedan and also his car jack. Gullic and West were returning to the car when they noticed that there was someone near it, but supposed they were just admiring it. They drove away before the hunters approached closely enough to identify them. When the latter arrived at the car they found that the gas tank was practically empty and that the jack, made especially for this late model Oldsmobile, was missing. There was not enough gas left in the tank to take them to a filling station.
Miss Lois Saladin and Wesley Woods were united in marriage last week.
December 7, 1933:
Mrs. Alice Carnel Davis, wife of Harvey Davis, instructor in the Norwood high school, and her brothers, Fred Junior and John Hoover Carnel, are the recipients of lot 15 in block 1 in Mansfield and $500 cash apiece in the will of their great-grandfather, George W. Freeman, who died a few weeks ago, filed in Probate Court in Hartville Friday of last week. Mrs. Daisy Bray Freeman, wife of the deceased banker, was left the family home in Mansfield and its furnishings, $5000 in cash, 10 shares of capital stock in the Medical Arts building in Springfield and the income from two business buildings on the west side of South Avenue, a few doors north of Walnut Street in Springfield. Marion A. Freeman, a son, is given a 2/3 undivided interest in the George W. Freeman and sons store in Mansfield and 100 shares capital stock in the Bank of Mansfield. George B. Freeman, another son, who is cashier of the Bank of Mansfield, was left 100 shares of stock in that bank. Provision was made for $100,000 to be reserved for one year to protect depositors of the Bank of Mansfield from any losses they might sustain during that time. Property not specifically will to individuals is to be divided equally among Mrs. Daisy Freeman, Mrs. Alice Carnel Davis, Fred Junion Carnel, John Hoover Carnel, J. C. Freeman, George B. Freeman, R. J. Freeman, Sophia Quigley of Dallas, Texas, Opal Coday, Alice Freeman, Gorman Freeman and Jessie Fuson. Anyone contesting the will is to be left only $1. The Freeman estate is estimated at $300,000.
Four people were injured on highway 60 near the Whetstone bridge, east of Norwood, last Thursday morning when the old model Dodge roadster which they were driving turned over. The road was wet and slippery from rain early that morning, and the car skidded as it rounded the curve approaching the bridge, turning over in the ditch and injuring the occupants. The injured were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Little and 2 year old daughter, Barbara Ann, and Mrs. Little's sister, Miss Hazel Little, of Galloway, all of whom suffered cuts and bruises, and Mrs. Little had some ribs broken. They were brought to the office of Dr. VanNoy here, where their wounds were dressed, after which they were taken home in the Bouldin-Ryan ambulance, and are reported to be recovering nicely. They were on their way to Poplar Bluff to spend Thanksgiving with Mr. Little's father when the accident occurred.
A baby boy arrived in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bartley in Norwood Monday morning.
Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Kelley are rejoicing over the arrival of a 9 1/2 pound girl in their home at 4:30 Sunday morning. The little Miss will answer to the name of Joy Anne.
Just received news of the wedding of Bro. J. W. Mason and Mrs. Jerry Wells of Mountain Grove.
The wedding bells were ringing in West Campbell neighborhood Sunday for Loyd Brown of the Moore district and Miss Mae Brown, Rev. Chadwell performing the ceremony at his Norwood home.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Long are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl.
December 14, 1933:
Mr. Fred Raney and Miss Louisa Sparks were joined in the holy bounds of matrimony Wednesday, December 6, by Rev. Homer Smith in the Mt. Zion community. The wedding and the preceding events were rather unusual in their occurrence. A very delightful dinner was served in the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Sparks at 12 o'clock noon Wednesday, December 6th, in honor of the bride and groom to be. After the repast, the couple proceeded to the county seat at Hartville, accompanied by the bride's brother, Floyd Sparks, and her cousin, Miss Katherine Conrow, to obtain the license. Then, they returned to the Mt. Zion community in search of Rev. Homer Smith, who is holding a revival meeting in that community. Finding him, they returned to the home of the bride's parents, and the ceremony was performed just as the sun was casting its last rays of brightness over the earth.
Announcement has recently been made of the marriage of Miss Louise Little, daughter of Mrs. P. D. Little of Norwood, to Jacob Ralph Thomas of Salisbury, North Carolina, at Cairo, Illinois, November 4th last. Mrs. Thomas is a graduate of the Norwood high school class of 1929 and has been with the State Highway Department, Division No. 9, at Willow Springs since October, 16, 1929. Mr. Thomas has been chief of the Survey Party with this division of the highway department since November 4, 1929. The bride has resigned her position with the department effective December 15 and the happy young couple expect to leave on a two weeks' vacation and honeymoon in North Carolina and Florida December 23. The expect to reside in Van Buren for the next few months.
W. T. Burke brought to our office last week a copy of the Norwood Citizen published in April, 1894, being the first issue of a new monthly paper for Norwood. The publishers were U. S. G. Prowell & Co. and the subscription price was 10 cents per year. The paper consisted of 4 pages, each 8 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches in size. From the local news items were learn that W. S. Calhoun, the popular dentist, had moved into town; J. S. Woods was preparing to build a new house; W. N. Newton was building an addition to his drug store; J. S. Anderson had sold his farm and purchased property in town; Uncle John Hensley had purchased a small farm one-fourth mile west of town and had moved thereon; and Lewis Nigh had sold his farm and bought the Norwood hotel. W. N. Newton had been elected school director and the question of building a new school house or enlarging the old one was being considered, an election to be held April 28 of that year to decide the matter. The school board was seeking to find for teacher a competent man who would move to Norwood, make this his home, and help to build up the town while establishing a good school. The year before 10 new school houses had been built within a radius of 10 miles of Norwood, and ti was expected that as many more would be built the following summer. Advertisements carried in the Citizen indicated that J. C. Robertson & Co. were engaged in the retail and wholesale merchandise business; H. H. Ball was practising law; A. L. Pope and Co. sold dry goods, groceries, boots, shoes, hats, caps, notions, etc.; Whim Fruitier sold groceries, meats and lunch goods; and G. C. Finley conducted a livery stable. Dr. H. H. Ball was wanting agents for all sorts of patent medicines, our native herbs, and vegetable compound. Prowl was selling light brown sugar at 20 pounds for $1, and granulated sugar 18 pounds for $1. Hart Bros. wanted postmaster and general store keepers to act as agents for Hart's Dehorning Remedy. There was the usual cry of hard times.
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Binley are the proud parents of a baby boy born December 5. They have named him Melvin Lee.
December 21, 1933:
I will pay a liberal cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone stealing or molesting my pine grove. If you want a Christmas tree I will give you one.---J. E. Hart
Wedding bells have been ringing again on the North Side. On December 8th Miss Nina Reynolds and Mr. Fay Barnett were united in marriage.
December 28, 1933:
Wedding bells have been ringing again. Mr. Martin Moore and Miss Eunice Barnett were united in marriage Saturday, December 23.
Mrs. Melissa Wilson has been appointed postmistress at Hartville.
The safe arrival on Christmas Day of a
baby boy in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Cottengim in California has been
reported to Norwood relatives.