Norwood Index
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January 3, 1935:

The body of Ellis Sutherland who was found dead in his room in Oklahoma City, was shipped to Norwood Saturday for burial at Denlow Sunday afternoon, the body being conveyed there is the Bouldin-Ryan hearse.  Death was caused by acute indigestion and probably hemorrhage of the brain.  He was about 27 years of age.  Mr. Sutherland was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Sutherland of Coldspring, and at the time of his death was chief clerk in the Oklahoma City post office. His body was accompanied here by his aunt, Mrs. Pearl Smith, who returned to her home in Oklahoma City Monday.

Merle Robertson, 20 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Robertson of Pleasant Hill district, east of Norwood, was killed when a CCC truck and a civilian truck collided southeast of Ava at 7:00 Friday night.  The CCC truck from the camp at Brown Branch was headed toward Ava with 18 youths to play basketball when the accident occurred.  The truck colliding with the convoy was a feed truck driven by a man named Lethco.  The accident occurred in the center of the road and poor visibility because of fog was blamed for the collision.  The Lethco truck struck the convoy just back of the cab and overturned it.  Others seriously injured were Cyrus Ettinger, 34, Brown Branch, physical director of the camp, who suffered a severe head cut, fractured leg, fractured ribs, and a possible punctured lung, and Arthur Scott, 22, of Ozark, fractured wrist and fractured ribs.  They were taken to St. Johns hospital in Springfield.  Robertson's death resulted from a fractured skull and a broken neck, according to the statement of the camp doctor.  His body was brought to Mountain Grove and funeral services were conducted by Rev. Fox Sunday afternoon at Pleasant Hill.  Thirty boys from the camp were present at the funeral. Interment was in the Lone Star Cemetery.  Merle had been at home for Christmas and had returned to camp only 2 days before his untimely death.

Ross R. Reed, 41, son of John R. Reed, president of the Reed-Harlin Grocer Company of West Plains, died at his home there Tuesday afternoon of last week, death resulting from a long siege of diabetes.

A marriage license was issued at Ava last week to Estel LaRue and Fern Brazeal of Macomb.

Camp Arrowhead, 4 miles east of Marshfield, is the scene of a new CCC camp, beginning January 3.  The camp will consist of companies Nos. 738 and 1733.

Henry J. Schofield, prominent merchant of Norwood for many years and former presiding judge of the county court of Wright County, passed away Saturday as the result of an attack of the flue and complications.  Funeral services were held at the Christian church here Sunday afternoon, Rev. Davidson of Springfield preaching the sermon and the Masonic rites being carried out.  Burial was in the cemetery at Mountain Grove.  Mr. Schofield is survived by his wife, who was before her marriage Miss Ammie Paden; by 2 sons, Garnett of Lebanon and Clyde who not lives in California, and one daughter, Mrs. Fred McMillian of Springfield.  He was 65 years, 1 month and 27 days old at the time of death.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors.

George Chandler, a resident of Norwood the past 7 years, died very suddenly at 8:30 Saturday evening at his home here at the age of 73 years, 9 months and 21 days.  He was apparently in his usual health and his death came as a great shock to the family and friends.  Funeral services were conducted under the direction of the Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors Monday afternoon and burial was in the Wynn Cemetery near Hartville.  Rev. Homer Smith preached the funeral sermon at the Assembly of God church in Norwood.  George Chandler was born March 8, 1861; departed this life December 29, 1934.  He was born in Kansas and came to Wright County with his parents when a child.  He lived at Hartville and was married to Lizzie Ridens.  To them 3 children were born, 2 dying in infancy.  A daughter, Mrs. Dora Findley, lives at Lisle, Mo.  In 1891 his wife departed this life, and in 1892 he married Florilla Kendall.  They made their home near Hartville until about 7 years ago when they moved to Norwood. To them 7 children were born, one dying in infancy.  The rest are with their grieving mother.  They are Verna Agnes Davis of Walnut Grove, Pearl Edith Ramsey of New Mexico, Alath Arlena Short of Mansfield, John Luther Chandler and George Murf Chandler, both of Norwood, and Leo Amon Chandler of Hartville.  There are 17 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers Jib and Bill Chandler of Hartville; one sister, Zeal Baker of Oklahoma.  He was converted 12 years ago.

Virgil Rippee, 33, well-known Wright County school teacher, was accidentally killed at his home in the Odin community about 5 o'clock last Friday evening.  Rippee's car, a Ford sedan, on which he had repaired a flt tire rolled down the hill as he attempted to remove the jack, catching him beneath the machine and in some manner suffocating him before help could be summoned.  Mr. Rippee has taught school during the past 13 years in the west part of the county.  This year he was teaching his second term at New Mountain Dale school from which he had returned only a few minutes before the fatal accident occurred.  Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock Sunday at the Mt. Zion Baptist church of which he was a member.  Mr. Rippee was married and leave one child, a daughter, about 2 months old.  He was a nephew of Melvin Bartley of Norwood.

Sylvester Merle Robertson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Robertson, was born July 29, 1914 near Norwood, Mo.  Died December 28, 1934 at the age of 20 years, 4 months and 29 days.  He leaves his father and mother of Pleasant Hill Community; 2 sisters, Mrs. Inez Davidson of Norwood and Mrs. Orville Rutter of Leavenworth, Kans.; 2 brothers, Earl of Lockwood, Mo., and Orville at home; 2 aged grandparents, several uncles and aunts.  He also leaves the one to whom he was engaged to be married, Miss Grace Frisk of Stony Point.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. William Fox of Norwood at the Pleasant Hill school house Sunday afternoon and interment was in the lone Star Cemetery south of Mountain Grove.  Merle was converted in October in a meeting held by Rev. Fox at Stony Point, being the first convert in the meeting and the first under the ministry of Rev. Fox and his funeral was the first to be conducted by this minister.

Funeral services were held at Denlow Sunday for L. C. Dunn, who died at his home near there Saturday.  He was about 70 years of age.

Mrs. Ova Smith died last week and was buried Christmas Eve.  She was operated on for appendicitis at Springfield several weeks ago and never recovered, but was at her home.  She leaves her husband, 2 small children, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Coday McIntosh, and several brothers and sisters.

Estel LaRue and Miss Fern Brazeal who were married last week, were charivaried one night recently.

John Wilton Fletcher, known as Jack, was born July 11, 1875; departed from this life December 21, 1934 being 59 years, 5 months and 10 days of age.  He was married to Alice Neukirk in 1909.  The had no children except an adopted daughter, Dorothy.  He professed faith in Christ in 1907 and was a member of the Christian church at Bethel Chapel.  Later in life he united with the Free Will Baptist church at Oak Grove.  He leaves to mourn his death his wife, Alice Fletcher, and Dorothy; 5 brothers Dan, Jim, Elias and Albert Fletcher of Norwood, and Fred Fletcher of Exeter, Calif.; 2 sisters Mrs. Tilda Hart of Mountain Grove and Mrs. Bessie Burton of Fresno, Calif.  His parents, 1 sister and 3 brothers preceded him in death.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Selph Jones at Oak Grove and burial was in the cemetery there.

Once more the hand of the Death Angel has visited our community and removed from the home Ray, the 12 year old son of Mt. and Mrs. Loyd McAllister, December 24.  He leaves a father, mother, 1 brother, Willard; and 2 sisters Esther and Glenness, to mourn their loss.  Funeral services were held at the home December 26, with Rev. Shelton of Mountain Grove in charge, after which the body was laid to rest in Fairmount Cemetery beside his brother and sister.

January 10, 1935:

Roscoe "Red" Jackson, who was sentenced to hang February 18 by the Stone County Circuit Court for the murder of a St. Louis salesman, has been granted an appeal to the Supreme court.

As the result of a row over a small quantity of feed, Euing Prock of Wasola, in Ozark County, is charged with the murder of Oscar McDaniel.  The latter's sister, Mrs. Bill Thompson of Rogersville, dropped dead of a heart attack at the cemetery as McDaniel was being interred.

Marve Duggar, 60, Homer Moore, 25, Cecil Campbell, 21, and Wiley Godsby, 30, are in the Greene County jail awaiting the action of the federal courts, and Trave Duggar is a fugitive from justice as the result of an accidental raid by Sheriff M. P. Claxton and deputies Gib Chandler and Jim Baker, near Red Hill.  The sheriff and deputies were searching for some boys alleged to have burned the Red Hill church house when they ran onto the stills and mash.

George Pace, proprietor of the Norwood Broom Manufacturing Company, reports a thriving business the past season.  He put out 150 dozen brooms during the fall and early winter and has material on hand for 400 dozen more.  Mr. Pace manufactures a fine quality broom and deserves the support of the community.

Miss Nettie Cline of Olathe and Joe Davis were married last Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fletcher's new boy will answer to the name Frankie Lowell.

Bill Parmenter and John Clary had a collision Saturday with their trucks.  Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the trucks were pretty badly damaged.

A marriage license was granted in Ava last week to Mr. Ernest Wymer and Miss Alberta Ryan of Norwood.

Mr. and Mrs. George Shores, Jr., are rejoicing over the arrival of an 8 pound girl in their home Tuesday afternoon.

Rev. and Mrs. Merle Mitchell of Willow Springs are receiving congratulations over the arrival of a baby boy, born in the Burgess hospital in Springfield last Wednesday.  Mrs. Mitchell will be remembered as Miss Mildred Murrell, adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Murrell of Hartville, and sister of Sherman and Ralph Hammack of Norwood.  The newcomer will answer to the name Ronald Merle.

January 17, 1935:

One day last week several dollars in counterfeit dimes were put into circulation in Norwood, several local merchants receiving some of the bogus money.  The dimes appeared to be very good imitations of the genuine at first sight but were of a soft metal, bending easily.  Local officers worked on the case, seeing to trace the counterfeit money to its source, and a Federal operative was here Saturday and took into custody Dan Moore who lives near the Moore school house north of town.  Moore, it is alleged, had given the dimes in exchange for merchandise here.  He was taken to Springfield for arraignment before the Federal Commissioner.

Judge A. L. Pope, formerly of Norwood and Hartville, and until recently Probate Judge of this county, is now located at Long Beach, California.

The Ozark County Times last week published a letter from Roscoe Jackson, now sentenced to hang for murder, in which he warns parents to be careful in the upbringing of their children that they may not come to his fate.  He designates Christianity at the safe road.

O. L. Sears, member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Houston and Justice of Peace of Piney Township, in Texas county, died January 3 at his home near Bucyrus, from pneumonia.  Mr. Sears was 58 years old.

Andrew Raymond "Drew" Elder, young Texas county farmer living south of Cabool, committed suicide on Frisco passenger train No. 104 as it entered Springfield Wednesday evening, January 3.  Elder left his home Wednesday morning with a .32 calibre pistol and boarded the train at Cabool that afternoon.  He ended his life after locking himself in the lavatory of the train.

It is expected that the farm-to-market road from Norwood to highway 14 in Douglas county will be ready for travel by the first of April.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Coffman, north of Owensville, are the proud parents of an 11 pound girl, born at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday morning.

Judge N. M. Ball was in Hartville Tuesday attending the meeting of the county court.  Settlement was made with the county treasurer.

Bill Pasley was tried before 'Squire Hilsabeck in Mountain Grove Friday on the charge of having unlawfully taken some can hay belonging to G. C. Shannon.  He was found guilty and was assessed a fine of $10 and costs.  We understand he has appealed to circuit court.  Mr. Shannon had sold Mr. Pasley some hay and it is alleged that he took a half ton more than he bought.

Paw Paw Junction Items:  Old Man Squesepenny attended church at Punkin Center Sunday.  Having nothing less than a nickel in his pocket, he closed his eyes as the collection plate was passed.
                                       Bill Duless and Sally Runneround were married last Wednesday.  Bill is as worthless as a flea bitten mongrel cure and never earned an honest penny in his life.  Sally's hands don't know the feel of dishwater and she has blisters on the bottoms of her feet from chasing after every young sprout in the community before she finally landed Bill.
                                       Since he has heard so much about old age pensions John Itchpalm has quit dying his hair and is letting his whiskers grow.  John has several thousand invested in government bonds but we're not supposed to tell that.
                                       Aunt Liz Tellitall and Mrs. Bigears spent Friday afternoon with Aunt Cynthia Dotell.  Many a choice bit of scandal was put into circulation that day.
                                       Henry Fourflusher is the proud owner of a new automobile.  Henry owes every store keeper in town and the bill collectors have made a beaten path to his door.
                                       Abe Highfalutin is beginning to speak to common folks again and actually stopped to pass the time of day with a man who was cleaning out a ditch yesterday.  Abe is getting ready to run for office again.
                                       Brother Bepious made a very beautiful prayer in church Sunday but didn't say anything to the Lord about foreclosing the mortgage on the widow Hardluck's home last month.

January 24, 1935:

Federal officer Shoemaker of Springfield, accompanied by deputies Chandler and Baker of Hartville and Arthur Akers of Norwood, confiscated 5 barrels of mash and 2 stills in raids made near here late Saturday afternoon.  At the Joe Jones home on the George Shores farm north of town a 20 gallon still and one barrel of mash were taken and Mr. Jones was taken into custody.  At the home of Frank Jones, east of town, a 40 gallon still and 4 barrels of mash were taken and Frank was also made a prisoner, but not without giving the officers a mile chase before they could catch him.  Just after the officers had discovered the mash in a cellar Jones was seen coming toward the house, but when hailed by one of the men he took to his heels.  Akers gave chase but was soon winded and had to drop out but officer Baker proved more than a match for the fugitive and finally overtook and arrested him.  His still was located about 3/4 of a mile west of the house.  The mash was destroyed but the still was taken to Hartville.  The Joe Jones still and mash were found in the basement of his home.  Both still and mash were destroyed at this place.  The two men, though bearing the same surname, are not related to each other.  They were taken to Springfield where they were given a hearing at 10:00 o'clock Monday morning.  Both were bound over to the Federal court.  Three other Wright County men were also held on liquor charges.  They are Lannie Admire, Hubert R. Smith and Elvia Weaver.  Admire was released on $2500 bond.  The other 4 were committed to jail at Hartville.

The Bank of Manes, which has been operating under restrictions since March of 1933, has been placed in the hands of the state finance department for liquidation.  C. H. Duvall of Mountain Grove, who is in charge of the closed banks in Seymour and Mountain Grove, has been appointed to conduct the liquidation.

Bill Goodman, 51, of Willow Springs, who was arrested for the murder of Isaac Pruitt, 28, at Willow Springs on the night of December 14, has confessed that he threw a pan of gasoline on Pruitt, who died from burns after the gasoline ignited, setting him on fire.  Goodman alleges that he threw the liquid on Pruitt in self defence, not knowing it to be gasoline.

Fred Barker, who with Alvin Karpis shot and killed Sheriff C. Roy Kelley of Howell County at West Plains December 19, 1931 was slain in a machine gun battle with officers at Oklawaha, Fla., last week.  Karpis eluded a trap set for him at Atlantic City, N. J., Sunday.

Charles Anderson and Charles Belcher of Mountain Grove were arrested last week for staling 6 cases of eggs from an Austin truck while it was on an uphill grade 20 miles south of Mountain Grove in Douglas County.  Both young men are former employees of the trucking company.  They were accompanied by 2 young ladies from Cabool.

The American Legion Post at Hartville plans to build a Legion Hall and community building there soon, with the aid of Federal funds for labor.

Little Betty June Cones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Cones of Norwood, was born June 1, 1931 and departed this life December 13, 1934, her age being 3 years, 6 months and 12 days.  She leaves her father and mother; a brother Carl; a sister LaVern; 3 grandparents Mrs. F. L. Cones and Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Anderson.  Funeral services were held at the home of her grandparent, Mrs. F. L. Cones and interment was in the Oak Forest Cemetery.

Two men entered the bank at Dora Tuesday, leaving their car running near the door.  Seemingly embarrassed by the presence of 4 or 5 customers, they looked around uncertainly for a few minutes before walking our and driving away to the north.  Half a mile away hey accosted Silas Tedrick, farmer, and robbed him of $7 in bills and some small change.  They continued their course toward highway 14.  The men, one heavy set and the other tall and about 30, were reported to be driving a 1934 tan colored Ford coach, with red wire wheels and a Missouri license plate.  An unsuccessful attempt was made to rob the Dora bank on December 18.

Mr. W. C. Crawford of near Norwood and Mrs. Fannie Brownlee of Grove Spring were united in marriage Tuesday evening by Rev. C. N. Means at the latter's home in Norwood.  The happy couple will make their home on D. J. Swing's farm northeast of town.  It is the second matrimonial venture for both of them.

The County Court drove to Nevada Thursday and brought back 6 of the county's patients in the hospital there, one going to his home and the other 5 to the county farm.  The court will later bring 3 more to the county farm and thus relieve the county's tax burden.

The two month old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schudy of south of Norwood, died Monday.  Mrs. Schudy is the daughter of Mrs. J. R. McIntosh.

Paw Paw Junction Items:  Some of the boys were having a nice little poker game in Ezra Highbottom's barn last Saturday but the part was abruptly broken up when Constable Gettim put in his appearance.  Jimmie Scatterquick lost the north end of his trousers as he went through a barbed wire fence.
                                       Si Slumber, our wide-awake merchant, when asked to put an advertisement in the weekly Bugle, flatly refused.  he said he tried advertising once and he had so many customers that he and Hank Sleeper were half a day finishing one checker game.
                                       The Poker club meets twice a week; the beer joints are open 16 hours every day, including Sunday; the Gad and Gossip gang is working three shifts and can't keep up; and the church at the junction has preaching ONCE a month.  Always something doing in this town.
                                       A new club has been organized here.  It is called the cash and carry club.  The members carry the cash while the merchants carry the members.  The club motto is "Never pay cash today for what you can buy on time tomorrow."
                                       Uriah Slopay is going to stop his paper.  He didn't like it because the editor sent him a dun when he was only 3 years behind on his subscription.

                                      Hebe Wright bought his children new shoes; his wife a new dress; and took home a hundred pounds of flour last week.  The neighbors are wondering how a man can be so extravagant when he hasn't a drop of whiskey in the house.  What's this world coming to anyway?

January 31, 1935:

An extensive program of air-conditioning by the Frisco Railway was announced in St. Louis.  Work is now under way, and by early summer all first class chair cars of the Frisco will be air-conditioned.  The dining and lounge cars were air-conditioned last year.

C. L. Beach, 72, died at his home in Mansfield, January 17, from paralysis agitans, after a long illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Bogart are the proud parents of a baby girl born Thursday night, weighing 5 pounds.

Lonnie Smith died at his home near Mansfield Saturday night.  He suffered a stroke of paralysis some time ago and never recovered.

Paw Paw Junction reporter says that one of the Junction's most prominent young married men was seen taking a fair young lady home from the party at Liza Nosegay's the other night.  His wife must have been away on a visit.  It he doesn't watch his step she is more than likely to be away permanently.  Reporter further states that Will Keepit has been suffering from fainting spells this week.  He dropped a quarter into he collection plate last Sunder, thinking it was a nickle.

Charles Schuette received a telegram Wednesday morning that his father, in Tulsa, Okla., was dying from ptomaine poisoning.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bowlin are rejoicing over the arrival of an 8 1/4 pound girl, born at 1:00 o'clock Monday morning at the home of Mrs. Bowlin's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Williams.  Sue Ann is the name given the new girl.

A number of Norwood citizens were in Marshfield last Friday as witnesses in the trial of Jack Sutherland of Mountain Grove, charged with assault upon the person of George Thompson at the latter's filling station east of Norwood July 29.  The trial resulted in an acquittal for the defendant.  Thompson's father was killed on the same day, shortly after the time of the alleged assault.

February 7, 1935:

The farm home of O. L. Curtis, 6 miles north of Norwood, was destroyed by fire Thursday evening, almost all the household goods being consumed by the flames also.  Mr. Curtis suffered a light paralytic stroke a short time ago and they barely had time to rescue him from the burning building.  The origin of the fire is not known as the roof was almost ready to fall in when discovered.  Mr. Curtis has a sale advertised for Friday of this week and he and Mrs. Curtis will probably go to Springfield for the present.

Miss Cleo Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson of Norwood and a senior in Norwood high school, and Mr. Floyd Cole, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Cole of the Fairview community, were married by Justice Harve Jackson Tuesday evening of last week.  Friends of the couple gave them a charivari Thursday evening at the C. H. Cole home.  The young couple are at present making their home with the groom's parents, and will later move onto the J. P. Cole farm near Fairview.

Mary Frances, infant daughter of John and Thula Bradshaw, was born December 21, 1934 and departed this life January 31, 1935.  She leaves to mourn her departure her father, mother, and 8 brothers and sisters.  Funeral services were conducted by Chris. Tyson and interment was in the Relaford Cemetery Friday afternoon.

Omer McNealy, 49, was buried in the local cemetery here Tuesday afternoon, the body being shipped to Hartville from his home in Bolivar.  Mr. McNealy was a bachelor and owner and operator of a cheese factory at Bolivar.  He had taken a load of cheese to Springfield Sunday, returned home, and had lit two burners of an old stove when it is supposed he was stricken with apoplexy.  When his body was discovered the flames had burned out and his body and the furniture were covered with soot.  Mr. McNealy is survived by two brothers, Ezra of Hartville and Everett of Seymour, and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Gheer of Ava and Mrs. Myrtle Hutchinson, Coldspring.---Wright County Republican

The discovery has been made that on one New York relief project there were 95 supervisors for 91 workers.  It is hard to see why 4 more workers were not rounded up to equalize the tasks.

Mrs. J. W. Fletcher and Dorothy, and Jim Fletcher visited L. D. Fletcher Sunday and also attended the funeral of Grandma Edwards of Mountain Valley.  The funeral was conducted by Rev. George Scott, Jr. at Oak Grove and she buried in the cemetery there.  She had been making her home for several years with her son Tom.

Mr. and Mrs. Otis Barnes are the proud parents of a baby girl born Jan. 29 and will answer to the name of Agnes Lucille.  Mrs. Barnes is the daughter of C. C. Haggard.

Egbert Allen will preach at Fairmount every fourth Sunday.

Mrs. Atnip was in the Fairmount neighborhood last Tuesday taking the farm census.  Mrs. Atnip said that we didn't know what hard times were unless we could visit all the homes.  She told of going to one old man's house where he didn't have a bed to sleep in---he just had some rails fixed up and rope tied across the rails, with sacks to sleep on, not even straw, and no quilt to cover up with.  She said the man was old and that he told her could cut only enough wood to get a little something to eat.

Peyton Quessenberry has 2000 baby chicks and, so far, is having good luck with them.

Aunt Mary West, who was an old resident of Douglas County several years ago, died in Taft, Calif., where she had made her home with her son, Emmerson.

Dick Davis, Baptist minister of Niangua, died Sunday, and was buried at Grove Springs, Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Reed Whitteker of Mansfield expect to move into the Mrs. S. J. VanNoy house in Norwood this week.

Almeda Edwards, aged 90 years, 9 months and 16 days, died at the home of her son, Tom, east of Cross Road store Saturday, of cerebral hemorrhage.  Burial was in Oak Grove Sunday afternoon.  The Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors were in charge.

February 14, 1935:

Eugene Jennings, 22, of Cardwell, Mo., was arrested Monday, January 28, at Kennett and has confessed that he and a companion, "Red" Collins, held up and robbed Silas Tedrick at Dora on Tuesday, January 22.  The pair, in a car stolen at Caruthersville, according to Jennings, by Collins, drove up to the bank at Dora and went in to rob it but decided there were too many customers present.  They then drove away and accosted Tedrick on the road near Dora.

Ronald Shipman, 17, Sparta basketball player and a senior in high school there, was killed Friday, February 1, in an auto accident near James River on U.S. highway 60 and 65, when a car owned by F. S. Kerr and driven by E. F. Gorman, both of Seymour, crashed into a Sparta school bus that was enroute to the junior high school basketball tournament at Springfield.  The bus hit a car driven by J. B. Baker of Springfield and both went to the ditch.  Howard Baskette, 27, Sparta coach, was seriously injured and numerous others received minor injuries.

Foul play is suspected in the disappearance of W. A. Nichols, 44, produce man of Conway.  Nichols and Charles Walch, manager of Swift & Company at Springfield, had been in Mountain Grove on Friday, February 1, where Nichols was considering starting a produce business.  He left Mountain Grove alone but another man was seen in the car with him in Hartville and Grove Spring.  His hat, billfold, keys and some change were found near the Auglaze bridge at Lake of the Ozarks.  The body had not been found.

E. Wayne Shannon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Shannon of Norwood and former teacher in Norwood high school, was recently appointed by Gov. Park as superintendent of the educational department in the State Boys' Reformatory at Boonville.  He will devote full time and will have 10 teachers under him.  Wayne was defeated last fall in the race for representative from Wright County.

Our Paw Paw Junction reporter writes that the doctor was called Monday to see Mrs. Will Dolittle who was suffering from severe shock.  She saw Will pottering around in the garden and thought that he had decided to go to work.  The shock was too much for her, but it turned out that Mr. Dolittle was only digging worms for a fishing trip, so Mrs. Dolittle soon recovered and returned to her wash tub.

That same reporter tells us that Tobe A. Bluffer is running for constable again this spring.  Tobe is a brave officer, accord to his reports, but the nearest he ever came to catching a criminal was the time the sheriff phoned him that an escaped convict was headed his way, but just as the convict's car was seen coming over the hill, Tobe had to get in a load of wood for Mrs. Bluffer.

Ansel Eugene, weight 9 pounds, arrived February 8 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ike Fry.  Both mother and baby are doing all right.

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Bogart died last Wednesday and was buried Thursday in the Ashley Cemetery.

Rev. and Mrs. J. R. Bogart of northwest of Mansfield report the arrival of a baby girl last Friday.

Deputies Arthur Akers and henry Bradshaw were called Sunday to Walter Bradshaw's home north of town where they took into custody a Mr. Avery, an aged man, who had escaped from the county farm Saturday.  He had come to the Bradshaw home and had taken possession Sunday morning, greatly frightening members of the family.  Avery was recently returned to the county farm from the state hospital for the insane at Nevada.  He was taken back to the farm by the local officers.

February 21, 1935:

An event of world-wide interest took place during the past week.  The verdict of the jury in the Hauptman case in which Richard Bruno Hauptman was found guilty of the murder of the Lindbergh baby and was given a death sentence.

Amy Tava Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Allen, was born March 9, 1913; departed this life Feb. 16, 1935, at the age of 21 years, 11 months and 16 days.  She was united in marriage to Orville Garner November 4, 1933.  She had been in critical condition for several days from blood poisoning following childbirth and was taken to her father's home a short time before death.  Her baby did not live.  She leaves to mourn their loss her husband; father; 4 brothers Perry "Bill", Egbert, Lawrence and Murphy Allen, all of Norwood; and a sister, Mrs. Mayme Nelson of Sioux City, Iowa.  Her mother preceded her in death 19 years ago.  Funeral services were held at Oak Forest at 1:00 p.m. Sunday by Rev. Will Anderson and her body was laid to rest in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Circuit court will convene at Hartville next Monday with a docket of 27 criminal and 84 civil cases.  Only 3 criminal cases effect Norwood citizens; they being the cases of Claud Courtney charged with felonious assault; William Pasley, petit larceny; and Lawrence Atkinson, disturbing the peace.  Civil suits in which Norwood citizens are involved include the damage cases of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Burney against W. B. McGuffee; the W. T. Rawleigh Co. vs G. C. Shannon, contract; J. D. Mallatt vs N. A. Lowery, appeal from J.P. court; Pansy B. Hart vs School District No. 85, suit on contract.

Taken from Mrs. Essa (Fuson) Findley's notice of her candidacy for County Superintendent of Schools:  My grandfathers, John Fuson and William Wood, were early day pioneers into this county and both were teachers and leaders.  My mother was a teacher in this county years ago and 4 of the Fuson family were teachers here also.  Several of my cousins, my 2 brothers and a sister were teachers here only a few years ago and all were Wright County people.  My father and mother you will remember as Uncle Ake and Aunt Matt Fuson of the Little Creek community near Hartville where they were married, lived and raised their family.  I am the youngest daughter and a teacher in this county and during vacations I attend Teacher College a part of the time.

The Frisco Railroad in 1935 will spend $750,000 on the rebuilding of 750 freight cars at its shops in Springfield.  The road also plans to complete its block signal control system on main lines during the year.  Total expenditures of $3,688,766 are planned.

Seeds for subsistence home gardens will be furnished 114,000 needy Missouri family this year by the Missouri Relief and Reconstruction Commission.  This will be an increase of nearly 40,000 over the number of subsistence gardens planted last year.

Aunt Teen Moody passed away at the home of her son Monday.  She was laid to rest in the Wolfe Creek Cemetery Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Allen are the proud parents of a 9 pound boy born Feb. 16.  It is their first child.

A state patrolman was in town Saturday looking after those who had failed to provide 1935 licenses for their automobiles.  George Stevens was hailed into court and given a fine of $5 and costs, it is reported.

February 28, 1935:

A team belonging to Sammy Locke ran away last Friday in Norwood, running along the railroad track west from the depot and turning off toward Bill Caudle's residence near where they were stopped.  The wagon to which they were hitched was badly damaged.  No one was in the wagon at the time of the runaway.

Mrs. J. W. Roper passed away at her home in Springfield Sunday morning at the age of 82 years.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Prairie Grove church west of Buffalo and interment was in the Prairie Grove Cemetery.  She is survived by one son and one daughter, A. D. Roper and Mrs. Elizabeth Fallin, both of Springfield; also a stepson, J. M. Kelsey of Bolivar; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Warner Sullens, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Sullens, who was badly burned last April and has been in a hospital in Kansas City the past 9 months, died Thursday.  Funeral services were held at Mountain Valley Friday afternoon and burial was in Long Cemetery.

Raymond Mears and Miss Esther Keller of Denlow were married about 2 weeks ago.  Raymond is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mears.  The young couple will make their home near Denlow.

Rev. Egbert Allen failed to fill his appointment at Fairmount Sunday.  Rev. Egbert Allen and Fred Kesner are holding a revival at Glendale.

Clifford Brook, who had been in a Springfield hospital, died early Saturday morning and was buried at Friendship Sunday afternoon.

Our Paw Paw Junction reporter says that things have been pretty quiet around the Junction the past week.  Some of the women are setting hens and incubators and some of the men have started Spring plowing.  Other expect the government ot take care of them another year.  Says that Rev. U. Tellum of Punkin Center preached in Paw Paw Junction last Sunday.  He took his text in Generations and wound up in Revolutions.  The first hour was pretty good but after that the reporter took his usual Sunday snooze.  Furthermore, the Anti-Gossip Society met with Mrs. Dotell last Wednesday to discuss the new seed catalogs, the Hiflyer's divorce and Uncle Bill Spry's latest bride. Oh---and The widow Takem has indefinitely postponed her contemplated 5th wedding and is thinking of buying a pet monkey instead of taking on a new husband. She says four-legged monkeys are easier trained than are the two-legged variety.  But, why buy a monkey when most any man will make a monkey out of himself over a woman?

March 7, 1935:

Mrs. Warren W. Lacy passed away at her home south of town Monday morning at the age of 71 years.  Mrs. Lacy was the mother of 8 children, only one of whom is dead.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Selph Jones of Mansfield at the Christian church in Norwood Wednesday morning at 10:00 o'clock and interment was in the Thomas Cemetery.

Miss Bertha Detherage and Jimmy McIntosh were married Saturday, February 23.

The men are making a new road from the Fairmount church house to the old highway 60.  This will give a few more men jobs, but it is hoped that they will do better work on this road than was done on the road to Norwood, which was left in worse condition than before they started.

Harrison Strunk received word Friday that his brother, Johnnie, died Tuesday night at his home in California.  He had suffered a paralytic stroke Tuesday.  He was well known here.

Mr. and Mrs. Ethan Dodd are the proud parents of a big baby boy, born March 2.  He has been named Joseph Ethan.

The Lawrenceburg, Ill., News prints the following old sale bill advertising a sale held on March 1, 1849:  Having sold my farm and I am leaving for Oregon Territory by ox team, will offer on March 1, 1849, the following personal property, to wit:  All ox teams except two teams, Buck and Ben and Tom and Jerry; 2 milk cows; 1 gray mare and colt; 1 paid of oxen and yoke; 1 baby yoke; 2 ox carts; 1 iron ft poplar weather boards; plow and wood mole board; 800 to 1000 three foot clap boards; 1500 ten foot fence rails; one 60 gallon soap kettle; 85 sugar troughs, made of white ash timber; 10 gallons of maple syrup; 2 spinning wheels; 30 pounds of mutton tallow; 1 large loom made by Jerry Wilson; 300 poles; 100 split hoops; 100 empty barrels; one 32 gallon barrel of Johnson Miller Whiskey, 7 years old; 200 gallons of apple brandy; one 50 gallon copper still, of oak tanned leather; 1 dozen real books; 2 handle hooks; scythes and cradles; 1 dozen wooden pitch forks; one half interest in tan yard; .32 calibre rifle made by Ben Mills; 50 gallons of soft soap, hams, bacon and lard; 40 gallons of sorghum molasses; 6 head of fox hounds, all soft mouthed except one.  At the same time, I will sell my 6 negro slaves---2 men 35 and 50 years old; 2 boys, 12 and 18 years old; 2 mulatto wenches, 40 and 30 years old.  Will sell to same party as will not separate them.  Terms of sale, cash in hand, or note to draw 4% interest with Bib McConnell as surety.  My home is 2 miles south of Versailles, Kentucky, on the McCouns ferry pike.  Sale will begin at 8 o'clock a.m.  Plenty to eat and drink.----J. L. Moss

The Frank Grosvenor family left Friday for California.

Mrs. Mayme Gothard has closed her cafe in Norwood and, we understand, has employment at Rolla.  The building has been rented to Harrison Strunk and Bill Hill, it is reported.

Everett Lacy and family of Overland Park, Kans., and A. H. Lacy of Council Hill, Okla., were called here the first of the week by the death of their mother, Mrs. W. W. Lacy.

Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Curtis who lost their farm house by fire a few weeks ago and who have since spent some time at Springfield and at Mountain Grove have rented rooms in the Grandma Mallatt house in Norwood and moved there this week.

March 14, 1935:

Beginning with this week's issue the Index will be enlarged to 8 pages--48 full columns--by the addition of 4 pages of syndicated features to the present thorough coverage of the local news.  This increase will give our readers a better balanced, more up-to-date and interest newspaper.

Mr. Orval Stevens of near Bryant and Miss Hazel Doyel of Norwood were united in marriage last Friday by Rev. Ray Letsinger at the latter's home south of Mansfield.  They plan to leave for California as soon as Mrs. Stevens' school is out at Huffman where she has taught the past 2 years.  They were given a wedding dinner Sunday at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Willa Doyel in Norwood.

Wright County subsistence gardeners will be furnished blackeye pea seed in addition to the regular units of 18 varieties of vegetable garden seeds distributed to all families on relief rolls.  The average normal yield in this district from a planting of one pound of blackeye peas seed is approximately 75 pounds after threshing and drying.  All relief garden seeds will be distributed through the local relief commodity storerooms.

William A. Clinkingbeard, former sheriff of Douglas County, died March 6th in Jefferson City, where he had employment as a guard in the state Penitentiary.  Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Ava last Thursday and interment was in the Ava Cemetery.  mr. Clinkingbeard was 56 years, 10 months and 4 days old at the time of death.

The small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bearce will answer to the name Della Grace.

Mr. and Mrs. John Woods are the proud parents of a baby boy born March 7.

Mrs. Wess Sisco received word Saturday that her father was seriously ill with the flu.  He will be remembered as Martin Miller.  His home is at Wyandotte, Okla.  He is 71 years old and is well known here.  She also received word that her sister in Kansas City is very ill.

Clarence Christine was called to Houston, Texas, Monday on account of the death of his mother, Mrs. Mary Christine.

The 86 year old sale bill that was in last week's Index, makes us wonder if our own sale bills will read as odd to people 86 years from now?

Harold Calhoun's have a baby girl who arrived Saturday night.

Guy Richardson is working on construction work on the road 3 1/2 miles west of Hartville.

Mrs. Myra Woolsey of Kansas, who was called here by the death of her mother, Mrs. W. W. Lacy, remained for a short visit with her father and sister.

Whetstone Creek sure was booming Sunday, the biggest it has been in about 2 years.

Funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist Church here at 2 o'clock today for Rev. George R. Curry, 74, of Arapahoe, Nebraska, followed by burial in the Ava Cemetery under direction of the Clinkingbeard Undertaking Co.  Rev. Joe Wallace of this city had charge of the service.  Rev. Curry, a former resident of this city, died at the Wallace Hospital in Lebanon at 4:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  He became ill from a heart affliction early in December shortly after arriving here from Nebraska for a visit with relatives at Lebanon and Ava.  He went to the Lebanon Hospital early in December, and after 2 weeks there was able to return to the home of his son, I. T. Curry, who resides in that city.  A short time later he suffered a second attack, but was gradually regaining his strength until about 3 weeks ago, when he went down for the third time and was returned to the hospital.  Numerous successive heart attacks gradually beat down his power of resistance.  Rev. Curry was widely known throughout this section of Missouri, having held numerous Baptist pastorates in Douglas and adjoining counties, and having served in the state legislature two terms from Ozark County, and one term in the Missouri state senate as representative from the 19th district.  He received the Republican nomination for Congress in the old 14th district in 1912, but was defeated by a small margin in the election due to the split in the Republican party that year.  Since moving to Nebraska in 1919, he served three terms in the Nebraska state legislature at Lincoln, as representative from Furnas County.  Surviving are his widow and 6 children:  I. T. Curry of Lebanon, Mo.; E. A. Curry of Arapahoe, Nebr.; J. E. Curry of Ava, Mo.; Mrs. C. E. Norman of Ava, Mo.; S. F. Curry of Holbrook, Nebr.; and Nola Curry of Lincoln, Nebr.---Douglas County Herald
    Rev. Curry was well known in Norwood, having at one time been pastor of the Baptist church here.

The contract will be let March 23 for the grading of 3 miles of road and building a bridge between Duncan and Hartville.

[Note:  On one page in this paper, it was mentioned in the items 5 times that W. C. Bruton was running for member of Mountain Grove township board.]

March 21, 1935:

Mrs. Susan Twohig, formerly a resident of Norwood, passed away at her home in Los Angeles, Calif., last Thursday.  Her daughter, Mrs. S. R. Brazeal arrived in Norwood Tuesday on the early morning train with the body, which was taken to the home of another daughter, Mrs. C. M. Minihan, Tuesday afternoon.  Mrs. Twohig was 77 years old and lived with her daughter, Mrs. Brazeal, in Loss Angeles.  Funeral services were conducted at the Norwood Methodist church by Rev. Selph Jones Wednesday afternoon and interment was in Thomas Cemetery with the Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors in charge of arrangements.

A large number of boys and girls enjoyed riding in the Parker Vacumatic pen automobile which visited the VanNoy drug store Tuesday.  It was a real automobile built in the shape of a Parker fountain pen and it created quite a bit of excitement in town.

Carl "Shorty" Hitchcock, 41, of Ava died Tuesday of last week from an attack of pneumonia.  He was being taken to a hospital in Springfield and passed away just as the ambulance arrived at the hospital.  He was a brother of Rev. Floyd Hitchcock, former pastor of the Christian Church in Mountain Grove.

Mr. Kenneth Pennington and Miss Ola Mae Anderson of south of town were reported married Saturday, but we have not been able to learn the particulars.

Mrs. William Audrey died early last Thursday morning at her home on the old West place 5 miles east of Norwood from ulcer of the stomach and gall stones.  The body was taken in the Bouldin-Ryan ambulance to the Payne Cemetery 15 miles northeast of Bolivar, in Polk County, Friday for burial.

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Moore report the arrival of a baby girl last Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mears are the proud parents of a baby girl born march 11.

March 28, 1935:

Susan Whittaker was born April 13, 1859 and departed this life March 14, 1935 at the age of 76 years, 11 months and 1 day.  She was united in marriage Jan 1, 1884 to Daniel Twohig who preceded her in death October 22, 1913.  To this union were born 5 children, four of whom survive, one having died in infancy.  Mrs. Twohig was not a member of any church organization but led a devout life and her fine Christian spirit was appreciated by all the churches.  She leaves to mourn her passing: 2 sons, J. E. Twohig of St. Louis, Mo. and W. D. Twohig of Las Vegas, New Mexico; 2 daughters, Edna Brazeal of Los Angeles, California and Margaret Minihan of Norwood; 2 granddaughters and a nephew.  Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Norwood last Wednesday with Rev. Selph Jones officiating and interment was in Thomas Cemetery.

Congratulations are in order for Mr. Kenneth Pennington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pennington of Dunn, and Miss Ola Mae Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Anderson of south of Norwood, who were united in marriage March 16th by the groom's uncle.  They are making their home on a farm between Dunn and Cabool.

Fred Agee passed away at his home in Mountain Grove last Friday from an attack of pneumonia.  He had never been married and was about 55 years of age.

W. A. Wheeler, aged citizen living near Owensville, died Friday night.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Homer Smith at Oak Grove Saturday and interment was at that place.

Charley Richardson, 56 years old, died at his home near the Walls store northwest of town last Tuesday evening from dropsy and pneumonia.  Burial was at Macomb Wednesday afternoon.  He is survived by his wife and 11 children, all at home.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brazeal, north of Macomb, are the parents of a new boy born Tuesday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Cramer report the arrival of a baby born last Thursday.  He has been names James W.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Holdren and Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Bouldin attended a meeting of the district association of undertakers at Cabool Tuesday night.

April 4, 1935:

Returning home from Gainsville Sunday, Supt. N. F. McKinley and family narrowly escaped being drowned when their car stalled in a rising creek.  The creek which is usually dry seemed but a moderate stream to be easily forded but in crossing, the car stalled and a rise of water made it necessary to get a team to put the car out and before the car could be pulled out the rapidly rising waters forced Mr. and Mrs. McKinley to leave the car, carrying the children out through a swift current to the bank.  mr. McKinley and the two men who were aiding were almost drowned and the team was released only in time to be saved.  The car was almost covered by water and might have been turned over had not Mr. McKinley opened the doors before leaving it to swim out.  The car was carried about 200 yards down stream where it lodged on a sand bar.  After the stream ran down the car was recovered from the creek bed by use of several teams and received first aid treatment at a garage in Gainsville so that the McKinleys were able to return home Monday morning.---Seymour Citizen

(Intended for last week):  Mr. Richardson who had been ill for the past several months died last Tuesday evening.  He was buried at Macomb, Rev. Ben Nall preaching the funeral.

Christopher Kline, an old resident of the Shiloh community, passed away at his home near Olathe Thursday, March 21, and was buried at Prairie Hollow Cemetery on Friday.  Rev. Adkins of Cabool conducted the funeral service.

(Intended for last week):  Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Adamson are the proud parents of a baby boy born last week.  Mr. and Mrs. Owen Coday announce the arrival of a baby girl weighing 10 1/2 pounds March 15.  Mr. and Mrs. Reeves who live on the Lon Campbell place also have a new baby girl.  Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Schlicher are the proud parents of a baby boy weighing 7 1/2 pounds.  He has been named James Howard.

Miss Verba Allen returned home Tuesday after spending two weeks visiting her uncle, Otis Hopkins at Dawson.

Since the election of March 26 we find we are fortunate to have a Justice of the Peach in this section---Frank Crust.

Ernest Ehman, Frank Crust, and jesse and Ollie Davidson were converted Sunday evening.  It is hoped that more will be converted before the meeting closes.

Miss Ruby Alson was recently married to Mr. Bales, son of ex-Senator Bales of Eminence.

The Fairmount writer had a letter from Inola, Okla., saying that the dust storm was so bad there that one couldn't see a house across the street.

Mr. and Mrs Cecil Vining are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine boy born March 25.

Fred Royal was badly injured Tuesday morning.  As he was getting over a fence with some pails of milk, he fell and was unconscious when found.  A doctor was called and he was found with one broken and two fractured ribs.  He is very sick.

From Carthage:  Dr. E. McCoy, Civil War veteran, who marched with Sherman to the sea and a resident of Carthage for 72 years, died at the age of 91.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cox are the proud parents of a baby boy weighing 8 pounds, born last Wednesday.  Bobby Lee is his name.  Mrs. Cox was formerly Miss Lyllyan Book.

April 11, 1935:

The official count made at Hartville last Friday showed that Mrs. Essa Findley had defeated Jonah Long for county superintendent of schools by a majority of 33 votes.  This was, incidentally, the same margin by which she carried Norwood Consolidated district.

When Dr. Ralph Max, dentist at Hartville, returned to his office Monday just after dinner, he round a stranger just leaving the place.  The doctor was ordered to go into the office and stay there, but when the stranger started downstairs Max started to follow him and was again forced to return to the office.  The man crossed the street where he got into a waiting car in which was another man and two women, and hurriedly drove away.  Investigation revealed that about $70 worth of gold had been taken from the dentist's office.  It is said that officers at Mansfield stopped the robber's car but became convinced that it was not the right parties and let them go on.  At last reports they had not been apprehended.

Mrs. Roy Burnett has received her commission as postmaster at Norwood for a 4 year term beginning March 19, 1935.

Word was received Sunday of the death of John Rich at Marshfield from ptomaine poison.  He formerly lived in this community.  Burial will be at Wolf Creek Primitive Baptist Church.

Carl Tyson and Dorothy Rich were married last week.  They were charivaried Monday night at their home.

Jack Bradshaw and Eula Tyson were also married last week.

Mrs. Docia Holland closed a successful term of school at Spence last Friday.  She has been employed to teach the next term.

April 18, 1935:

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Parmenter are rejoicing over the arrival of a 9 pound daughter.

Tom Hopper and Kitty Bord were married last week and were given a charivari at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hopper, Friday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Robertson of Macomb are the proud parents of a baby boy born April 10th.

April 25, 1935:

Marvin Trusty, about 40 years of age, was killed instantly last Wednesday afternoon while at work with a road crew near the Wakefield place on highway 5 about 2 miles south of Hartville.  The road crew was hauling rock for some riprap work and the truck, driven by John Hillburn, had just been loaded.  Other members of the crew were on the truck as it started to the dumping place, and Trusty had pitched his rock fork onto the load and started to catch the moving truck.  In some way his foot slipped and he was caught and dragged under the heavily loaded truck, the rear dual wheels passing over his body and head, killing him instantly.  After questioning the witnesses to the accident, Coroner Steffe declared an inquest was unnecessary.  Mr. Trusty, son of Mrs. Louise Trusty, was unmarried.

An interesting item reflecting early date conditions in Missouri and the potential earnings of pioneers was unearthed recently in the archives of the office of Forrest Smith, State Auditor.  The item is a bill for 20 cords of wood 8 feet long at $1 a cord.  An initial payment of 50 cents was made by the doorkeeper of the House of Representatives, one Elijah Stapp.  The balance of $19.50 was paid later from the specie fund.  The voucher bears the date of January 17, 1829.

Lowell Walker and Miss Jewell Campbell, living north of town, were granted a marriage license at Hartville last week.

Word has been received here of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Calhoun at their home in Wisconsin last week.

Mr. Tom Hopper and Miss Kitty Borden and Mr. Cleon Estes and Miss Elsie Spurlock were married at Hartville Monday, April 8, and were given an old fashioned charivari at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Davis at Vanzant.

Mrs. Nellie Evarts took her small son, Quard, to Columbia where he was to undergo an operation Monday of last week.

The highway was finished north of Fairmount Church last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Bince Prock are the happy parents of a baby boy born Saturday.

Stella Parsons and George Pugh visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dow Holt, and other relatives last week.  They are working in Kansas City.

Robert Burke, 12 years old, thinks he is the champion long distance runner around here, for his age.  Sunday he held onto his brother's truck and ran from the road to Oak Grove below Glendale school house to the Denlow store at an average speed of 15 miles an hour.  The distance is about 3 1/2 miles.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kirk who bought the Pennington stock of groceries took possession last Thursday and are living in the rooms at the rear of the store.  They closed their cafe on the highway.

We understand that Mrs. Jerry Newton, who has taught the middle grades in the Norwood schools the past year has been employed to teach the 8th grade at Mountain Grove for the coming year.

Leland Penner, a former student in the Norwood high school was united in marriage Sunday, April 14, to Miss Golda Horton at the home of the bride at Vanzant.

May 2, 1935:

Mr. Earl Robertson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Robertson of Pleasant Hill, and Miss Aline Wampler, daughter of Mrs. Susie Higby of Mountain Grove, were united in marriage Monday at the home of Rev. and Mrs. William Fox in Norwood.  Rev. Fox performing the ceremony.  Following the ceremony the happy couple left for Golden City, Mo., where they will make their home.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Pope are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl in their home.  She will answer to the name Phyllis Colleen.

Bobby Leon Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Smith, was born June 8, 1934 and departed to his heavenly home April 24, 1935, his age being 10 months and 16 days.  He leaves to mourn their loss his parents; 4 grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Waler Smith and Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Anderson.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Egbert Allen at Oak Forest and the body was laid to rest there Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Roadlander are the proud parents of a new baby girl.

Mrs. George Lark is the proud owner of a Plymouth coupe purchased last week.

A. L. Pope, former judge of the Wright County probate court, has returned home after spending the winter in California and is now baching at his Norwood home.  Judge Pope is looking fine, the California climate having evidently agreed with him.

The State Legislature during the past week enacted and sent to the governor 2 measures of major importance, the old age pension bill and the bill waiving tax penalties.  The old age pension bill as approved by the General Assembly provides payment of $30 monthly to every person in Missouri over 70 years of age, provided that person has no more than $1,500 in property and less than $30 a month in income from any source.  For aged couples the bill provides a combined payment of $45 a month for those who have combined property of no more that $2,000 in value.  The tax relief bill waives all penalties and interest on delinquent taxes assessed prior to last January 1.  The measure, if delinquent taxes are paid, will save Missouri property owners approximately $400 in interest and penalties.

Angelina Idella Teagans was born October 17, 1866, in South Carolina, and departed this life April 25, 1935, at the age of 68 years, 6 months and 8 days.  She was united in marriage to J. m. Pearson January 2, 1910.  At the age of 17 she professed faith in Christ and lived faithful until death.  She leaves to mourn her departure a husband, 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Martha Gross and Mrs. Josie Detherage, both of Macomb; 4 grandchildren; a brother, George Teagans of Gaffury, South Carolina; Mrs. Nelia Jackson and Mrs. Caldonia Collins of Landrun, S. C., Mrs. Retha O'Dell of Morristown, Tenn. [no relationship shown in the paper to explain these last three names....possibly her sisters?]  Mrs. Pearson had been in poor health for some time, but became worse a week before she died.  Funeral services were held at Shiloh Friday afternoon by Rev. Elbert Seal, assisted by Rev. Leonard Rhoads and her body was laid to rest in the Shiloh
Cemetery.

From the pre-printed pages:  Preston E. Webster, clerk of Portage County, Wisconsin, was confronted with an unusual problem when he collected certain alimony payments at Stevens Point, Wisc.  He received one dressed pig, two dressed chickens, 6 cauliflowers, 6 heads of cabbage, one barrel of rye flour, 3 bushels of potatoes and 6 pumpkins.

May 9, 1935:

Notice is hereby given that it is a misdemeanor to throw rubbish of any kind into the ditches along the highways and streets.  A state man was here recently and stated that such practices must cease.  Citizens will please govern themselves accordingly.

The many friends of Supt. W. C. Carlisle, who has served so successfully the past 3 years as superintendent of the Norwood consolidated school system, regret to learn that he has handed in his resignation after having been re-employed for another year.  Mr. Carlisle resigns here to accept a similar position at Humansville where he is to received a nice increase in salary.

Rev. D. Royster, Freewill Baptist minister, died Friday afternoon at his home near the old Grimes mill on the Gasconade, death resulting from an attach of intestinal flue and meningitis.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. S. Jones at the Cope Church Monday and interment was in the Coldwater cemetery.  There were 11 ministers present for the funeral.  Gene Holdren of Hartville had charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Jim Pennington is now living with her granddaughter, Mrs. Egbert Holt.

Seems quite natural to see Uncle Mart Parmenter walking the streets of our burgh again.  He returned from an extended visit with his daughter, Mrs. Nellie Woods,at Ottawa, Kans., Friday.

Miss Mary Boyer of Rt. 1, Norwood was valedictorian of the graduating class at Norwood this year.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Douglas are the proud parents of a baby girl born Thursday, May 2.

The Federal Government, through its giant reforestation project in South Missouri, is now making plans to move 45,000 natives of the Ozarks from their rock-strewn hillsides to arable land that will not hopelessly defy crops.  In most cases, the families will be moved less than 10 miles and will be concentrated, as far as possible, near existing communities where social and educational opportunities will be available.  They will be permitted to pay for their farms on a long time basis.

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie McIntosh of Oak Forest report the arrival of a baby girl Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Art Kelley are rejoicing over the arrival of a 9 pound girl Tuesday.

Miss Lola Hart, who had been employed to teach another year in the Fordland schools, has resigned and gone to Kansas City to take the place of her sister, Miss Neva, with the United Farm Agency.  Miss Neva has been transferred to an advertising office of the same company in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Missouri's coal fields approximately cover 23,000 square miles and coal constitutes the state's most valuable mineral resource.  In the South-western part of the state are lead and zinc mines, while treasure hunters still are seeking the fabled gold mine which tradition has located in Shannon County near Jacksport on the Current River.

During the Spanish Dominion, an American settlement was established at the point where the Femme Osage empties into the Missouri River about 20 miles from St. Charles.  The earliest settler was Daniel Morgan Boone, son of Daniel Boone, who preceded his father some 2 years in Missouri exploration.  Daniel Boone and his son laid out a town on the Missouri River called "Missouriton" and build a mill operated by horse power.  The site of the town, which was near the river, has been completely obliterated by erosion.

May 16, 1935:

Mr. Erbin Ardrey, son of William Ardrey, and Miss Florence Richardson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Richardson, were united in marriage by Rev. G. Chadwell at the latter's home in Norwood Saturday afternoon.  The Ardreys and Richardsons reside near Pleasant Hill, where they are highly respected citizens.

Mr. Ray Kelley, the youngest son of Elisha Kelley, and Miss Muriel Lacey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Lacey of the Pleasant Hill community, were united in marriage Sunday at the home of the bride's parents, Rev. A. S. J. Baldridge of the Methodist church performing the ceremony.  The happy couple are making their home with the groom's father in the France Smith house on highway 60 in Norwood.

Mr. Noel Worsham and Miss Marie Kempt were united in marriage at Hartville Monday, Rev. J. E. Burney performing the ceremony.  The groom is the youngest son of Andrew and Mrs. Carrie Worsham, while the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Kempt.  The bride graduated from the Norwood high school in the class of 1935, and the groom was a member of the class of 1932.  Both have been employed to teach school in the coming term, Mrs. Worsham at Tharp and Mr. Worsham at Cross Road, where he has taught the past 3 terms.

Friends and relatives gathered at the Mrs. J. S. Raney home northwest of town Sunday night and gave a charivari for Mr. and Mrs. Ova Raney and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Raney, who have been married since March 22.  Ova is the son of Mrs. J. S. Raney and was graduated from the Norwood high school this spring.  His bride is the former Miss Mozel Ball, daughter of Judge and Mrs. N. M. "Coon" Ball.  She is a graduate of the Norwood high school class of 1933.  Lewis is the son of Clarence Raney and his bride is the former Miss Lula Best, daughter of Dave Best of the Fairmount neighborhood, southeast of Norwood.  Both were juniors in the local high school the past term, Lewis being at the head of his class in scholastic standing.  The two couples were married in a double wedding March 22 at Gainsville.  Ova, Lewis and Lula were absent from school that day but denied rumors that they had been married, and managed to keep it a secret until last week.

An old time singing will be held at Spotted Hog Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Bouldin, Mrs. P. D. Little and Mrs. Charles Johnson attended the funeral of W. S. Candler at Mountain Grove Monday afternoon.  The funeral sermon was by Rev. Floyd Hitchcock at the Christian Church.

Walter Smith of the Wolf Creek neighborhood died last Wednesday in a veterans' hospital in Arkansas.  Funeral services and burial were at Wolf Creek Friday.  A daughter was born to Mrs. Smith Monday night of this week.  Mrs. Smith is a sister to Charley Thomas.

Joke:  Dora had returned from Sunday school where she had been for the first time.  "What did my little daughter learn this morning?" asked her father.  "That I am a child of Satan," was the beaming reply.

W. S. Candler, 75 years old, died Saturday morning at his home in Mountain Grove.  He is survived by his wife, one son, and one daughter.  mr. Candler had been a banker and civic leader in Mountain Grove for many years, having been mayor, president of the chamber of commerce, and serving his home community in many other ways.  He was president of the Highway 60 Association and for 23 years had been a member of the board of regents of State Teachers College at Springfield.  He was also at one time, judge of the Wright County court.

May 23, 1935:

Miss Lena Allen, who has been staying at Floyd Gilley's the past few weeks, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Allen.

May 30, 1935:

Some of our faithful correspondents have failed us the past 2 weeks; consequently, we have been short on news.  Hope to see them back next week with bigger and better news letters.

Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Bouldin went to Springfield Sunday afternoon to visit their granddaughter, Miss Dorothy Bouldin, who is recovering from an an operation for appendicitis in the Burge hospital.  As Mr. Bouldin, accompanied by his grandson, Jack, was driving down Bennett Street Sunday evening his dar was hit by another car coming in off Kimbrough.  The Bouldin car was hit near the front end and was badly damaged but Mr. Bouldin was not hurt and Jack received on a black eye.  Neither car was turned over and both were steered around in circles before they were stopped.  Mr. Bouldin stopping his in a nearby lawn.  Mr. and Mrs. Bouldin arrived home at 11:30 Tuesday night, having had to wait for the damaged car to be repaired.

Hon. Arthur M. Curtis of Springfield visited his uncle, O. L. Curtis, in Norwood last Thursday.

Effective Sunday, June 2, the Frisco will restore the "Sunnyland" through passenger trains between Kansas City and Memphis.  The south bound train is due at Springfield at 1:10 p.m. and the north bound at 3:10 p.m.  Regular stops will be made at Mansfield, Mountain Grove, Cabool and West Plains.  We understand there will be some minor changes in the schedule of other trains but have not received a time table.

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Hart are the happy parents of a baby girl which arrived Thursday, May 23.

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Findley are the parents of a baby boy born Thursday, May 23.  He has been name Louis Garry.

June 6, 1935:

Mrs. Charles Moody died last Friday at her home on highway 60 near Macomb.  Death was caused by cancer of the stomach.

A large Old Mexican Tarantula was found by Sheriden Witcraft on the J. W. Cramer farm southwest of Norwood June 4.  The spider was captured alive and put in a glass jar.

Mrs. N. F. Gresham, 61 years of age, passed away Monday afternoon at her home north of Norwood after a lingering illness with cancer.  Funeral services were conducted in the home Tuesday afternoon by Rev. D. S. Jones, and the body was taken to Bigelow, Mo., Wednesday for burial, additional funeral services being held there Thursday.  The body was accompanied to Bigelow by Mr. Gresham and two foster sons, and also by a sister-in-law who had been caring for Mrs. Gresham during her illness.  The body was taken overland by Gene Holdren and Floyd Sanders in the Bouldin-Ryan hearse.

Miss Ruby Moody, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Moody of Norwood, was married to George H. Knickerbocker, Jr. Saturday, June 1.  The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Knickerbocker of St. Louis, and is a graduate of Speedway College.  Ruby graduated from Norwood high school with the class of 1931.  After an extended honeymoon, the happy couple will make their home in Richmond Heights, Mo., in St. Louis County.

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Huffman report the arrival of a new baby in their home south of Macomb Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Caudle report the arrival of a new baby daughter in their home Sunday morning.

H. C. Kirk has installed a new electric ice box in his store and will handle all kinds of fresh and cured meats.

Twin babies were born Monday to Mrs. Ruth Hutchinson in the Ryan hospital at Mountain Grove, but lived only a short time.  Mrs. Hutchinson is gradually improving.  She will be remembered here as Miss Ruth Alsup.

Mrs. J. L. Scarborough was in Springfield a couple of days last week to visit her son, Ray, who is in St. John's hospital in that city.  He was operated on and two quarts of pus drained from his side the last of the week.  Reports Wednesday morning were that he was still weak.

Mrs. P. D. Little received a message Thursday from a friend in Wichita, Kans., telling her of the death of her brother, B. J. Wells, who passed away in a hospital in Wichita February 10, 1935.  This was the first time she had heard of this brother in 6 years.  He was 67 years old and a member of the Nazarine church in Wichita.

A number met at the creek near Earl Kline's place Thursday afternoon for baptismal services.  Bro. Egbert Allen administered the rites of baptism to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crust, Mrs. Alice Sisco and daughter, Miss Alma, and Mrs. Melissa Cramer of Norwood.

Jesse Douglas and J. J. Smith both had to be helped out of Dry Creek Saturday afternoon, and Saturday night R. P. Weeks of Jefferson City tried to cross and got stuck in deep water where he car stayed until Sunday morning.  Mr. Weeks spent the night with Arvis Dixon.

June 13, 1935:

Circuit Court was in session at Hartville the first of the week with a lighter docket than usual.  Only 3 jury cases were tried.  In the case of Terrell Martin, charged with fighting in public, a verdict of not guilty was rendered on the grounds of self defence.  C. E. Moss was convicted on the charge of issuing a worthless check and was given a fine of $50 and 90 days in jail.  Homer Moore was convicted of stealing chickens in the night and was sentenced to 2 years in the penitentiary.  Lee and Columbus Keeling both plead guilty to the charge of stealing chickens from the county farm and were given 2 year sentences but were paroled.  Fern Coffman plead guilty to driving a car while intoxicated and was fined $50.  Thad King plead guilty to operating a truck while intoxicated and was fined $50.  The case of J. D. Mallatt against N. A. Lowery in which Mr. Mallatt sought to obtain possession of certain goods from Mr. Lowery was tried before Judge Skinker and a verdict rendered in favor of Lowery.  Among the cases continued was that of the Norwood consolidated school district against C. H. Duvall, suit on bond.  The petit jury was dismissed Tuesday afternoon but a number of cases were heard before Judge Skinker Wednesday.

Jack Dempsey is the name of the new 10 pound boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Levi Devault last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sutton are the proud parents of a baby girl.  Miss Edna Rutter is staying with the Suttons.

Miss Jessie Rader and Charley Smith are married and will leave soon for California.

June 20, 1935:

Miss Augusta Smalley, an orphan girl formerly of Arkansas, is now making her home with Rev. and Mrs. William Fox in Norwood.

The Ozark Southern, the Mansfield-Ava railroad, was sold Monday at a mortgage foreclosure sale and was bought by Claude E. Vrooman of St. Louis, holder of the mortgage, for $25,000.  Mr. Vrooman will continue to operate the road for the present at least.  The line holds the contract for carrying the mail between Mansfield and Ava.

Sunday the shortest route to Hartville proved to be the longest for Mr. and Mrs. Fay E. VanNoy and children.  After attending Sunday School here they left for the county seat via the farm to market road, expecting to get to the Fuson home in time for dinner.  However, when they reached the low water bridge on the outskirts of Hartville they found it impossible to cross on account of the high water, making it necessary to come back to Norwood and proceed by way of Mansfield. Needless to say they were late for dinner.

Dave Best has put out 57 hundred tomato plants.

Word was received from John Spurrier, who recently moved to California that they have a new baby girl.  She has been named Wanda Vivian.

June 27, 1935:

Mrs. George Lark received a message last week telling of the death of her brother-in-law, W. C. Timma, who passed away at his home at Hot Springs, S.D., Tuesday, June 18.

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Ogg who live on the G. C. Shannon farm southeast of town are rejoicing over the arrival of a 10 1/2 pound baby girl in their home last Wednesday evening.  She will answer to the name Dona June.

Bobby Lee Cox, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cox, was born March 27, 1935 and departed this life June 21, 1935 at the age of 2 months and 25 days.  He leaves to mourn his departure his parents, his grandparents, Mrs. Mary Book of Norwood, Mrs. Annie Cox of Aurora, and John Cox of Jasper, Missouri.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. William Fox at the Christian church in Norwood Saturday afternoon and interment was in the Thomas Cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Osbern have sold their store in Mountain Grove and have bought a farm near Oak Forest.

Mrs. Wess Sisco is the first one in the Fairmount neighborhood to have green beans to eat.

Mrs. Ernest Carlson and baby spent the weekend with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. W. E. Brook, and was present at the wedding of her sister, Miss Lorena Brook to Mr. Ardrey.

July 4, 1935:

John W. Cramer, pioneer resident and respected citizen of Norwood, passed away at his home here Tuesday at the age of 66 years.  Mr. Cramer had been in failing health for several months but was only confined to his bed about 3 weeks, after being stricken with paralysis.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. N. Means at the home Wednesday afternoon and interment was in the Thomas Cemetery.

Inmates of county poor farms or infirmaries, have the right to make application for and to received old age assistance under the new state old age pension law.  An opinion to this effect was written recently by O. W. Nolen, assistant attorney general of Missouri, in answer to a query by W. E. Jameson, chairman of the state eleemosynary board, which will supervise the old age pension law administration.  The opinion holds that county farm inmates are entitled to the same consideration as any other person possessing the necessary qualifications for a pension.

Mrs. Vesta Hutsell who has been visiting relatives near Rayborn and at other places the past 6 weeks has returned to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carrie Worsham, in Norwood.

Miss Tressie McGinnis who has been working in the Dr. VanNoy home for several months, left for her home near Vanzant Monday.  Nola Allen of near Owensville has taken her place in the VanNoy home.  Miss McGinnis will teach school the coming year.

Mrs. Homer Leach, who was here to attend the funeral of her father, Mr. James, will return to her home in Michigan this week.

The blackberries and dew berries are beginning to ripen.  The crop looks very promising.

Mrs. Vina Garrett from Long Beach, California, is here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Worsham of Mountain Grove and is spending this week with her sister, Mrs. Ruby Long.

Frank Wedge, Jr. from Chicago, Illinois is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harve Wedge.

Word was received that Mr. and Mrs Wayne are the proud parents of a new baby girl.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cramer, Mr. and Mrs Wess Sisco and daughters, Otis Mead and Dave Best went on a sight-seeing trip Sunday, going from Norwood thru Ava and on down to the Twin Bridges and on around by Willow Springs.  The Twin Bridges sure is wonderful.  We saw some old fashioned rail fences along the way.  It looked like old times down south of Ava; cattle and hogs all out in the woods. The crops from Mansfield to the Twin Bridges were not very good.  The wheat and corn were poor, and it looked like hard times to me.  But after we left Twin Bridges, from there to Willow Springs and on to Mountain Grove, they have good crops.  Wheat and oats are extra good.  People are not thankful enough, and those who have plenty want more.  If they could see how some people have to live I believe they would be more contented.  It makes people feel better if they can get out and see what others are doing.  I know I feel better since I got back home.

July 11, 1935:

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Laub, Jr. have recently purchased a 40 acre farm from his brother, Fred.  Work is already well underway on the two large poultry houses he intends to build.  Marion Long is doing the carpenter work.  Ernest thinks that at last he has found the ideal chicken ranch and he intends to specialize in English white leghorns.  The place will be know as the "Hill Top" poultry farm.

James C. Stelzer, aged 84 years and 11 days, who made his home with his son, Floyd Stelzer, north of Norwood was found dead near the house at the Stelzer home Monday morning.  Mr. Stelzer had left the house only a short time before and death was evidently caused by a sudden heart attack.  Coroner Steffe was called from Mansfield and after viewing the body decided that an inquest was unnecessary.  Funeral services were held Tuesday and interment was at Mt. Zion No. 1 that day.  Mr. Stelzer was a native of Germany.

John W. Cramer was born in Hammond, Ind., August 14, 1860.  Departed this life at his home in Norwood, Missouri, July 2, 1935, at the age of 65 years, 10 months and 18 days.  He was married to Arra Belle Gaskill April 11, 1892.  To this union were born 10 children, 7 sons and 3 daughters, of whom 9 survive him.  One son died in infancy.  The wife and mother preceded him in death Jan. 29, 1933.  The surviving children are:  Harry of Fairfax, Okla.; Jessie Hudson, Los Angeles, Calif.; Fred, Joplin, Mo.; Oliver Eberhard, El Centro, Calif.; Erma Johnson, and Marshall, George, Carl and John of Norwood.  He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and by 3 brothers, charley and Rolland Cramer of Norwood and Bob Cramer of Oak Dale, La.  All of the children except Mrs. Eberhard were here for the funeral, having arrived before their father passed away.  Funeral services, under the direction of the Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors, were conducted by Rev. C. N. Means at the home in Norwood Wednesday afternoon and the body was laid to rest by the side of his companion in the Thomas cemetery north of town.  His 6 sons acted as pall bearers.  Mr. Cramer retired Sept. 1, 1934 after 28 years and 3 months of faithful service as rural mail carried out of Norwood.

Mr. and Mrs. Harley Mears of Fox Creek report the arrival of a baby girl in their home Tuesday.

Many Norwood citizens attended the Wright County singing convention at Hartville Sunday.  They report one of the largest crowds ever seen in Hartville.

Sterling Gaskill of Mansfield attended the funeral of his brother-in-law, John W. Cramer, in Norwood last Wednesday

Mrs. Alice Copple of Kansas City was called here on account of the illness and death of her brother-in-law, John W. Cramer.

Several old people here are looking forward to the Old Age Pension.  Let's hope they get it soon for most of them need it and have earned it.

Fairview Items were written by Mrs. Allie Cole:  As I didn't get any items in last week I will put in some old news.  We visited my old home place, which is on Wolf Creek, attending the funeral of Reed Johnson on Sunday afternoon, June 30.  The graveyard, known as the Dennis graveyard, is on the old home place.  It had been several years since we had been there and many, both sad an sweet, scenes of days long gone came to our mind.  Also we want to mention the old log church put up by our father and others of that day.  It is still standing.  It was at the pulpit of this dear old church that I, a small child, first heard the story of Jesus; and as I stool looking at those old decaying walls, a hush of stillness seemed to hover over me and to me the place is sacred.  I thought of those pioneer days of our fathers and mothers.  What hope, courage, faith and zeal they had.  I compared those days of hardships and disadvantages to our day of convenience and great opportunity, and I fear that we often fail in doing for the Lord, considering our blessings.  This old church was built in 1869, and for the sake of it being so old, the people of the community are planning to repair it to hold funerals in.  Selph Jones preached Mr. Johnson's funeral.

Miss Lois Kline and Lester Ritter were married June 16, by Rev. Joe Hylton.

July 18, 1935:

John A. Brown, editor of the Rogersville Record, died at the Springfield Baptist hospital Saturday evening, July 6, at the age of 67 years, 11 months and 9 days.  Funeral services were held Monday following at the Baptist church in Rogersville.  He is survived by 3 sons and 7 daughters, 19 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

The infant daughter of mr. and Mrs. Dave Perry died Monday, July 9, aged 5 months and 20 days.

Funeral services were held at the home of Nelus Johnson on Tuesday.  Services were conducted by Rev. Leonard Rhoads and the body was laid to rest in the Shiloh Cemetery.

Miss Olive May Smith and Harold Hilt were married Tuesday, July 9.

Word was received here last week that Frank Blair of Crescent, Okla., was badly injured and one of his horses killed, when a bridge broke through with them, falling 10 feet.  He formerly lived here and is a son-in-law of Mart Parmenter.

Morgan's Cafe, north of the Security Bank in Mountain Grove, Mo.  Plate Lunch 25 cents; Home made Pies 5 cents; Hamburgers 5 and 10 cents; Sandwiches, all kinds, 10 cents; Doughnuts and Coffee 10 cents; Good Coffee 5 cents; Chilli 5 and 10 cents.  Our Motto:  Square Dealings Lead to Success.  Come to a cool place to eat.  We now have in out big electric fan.  Also have ice cold pop and coca cola.

July 25, 1935:

Arthur M. Curtis of Springfield, former chairman of the Republican state committee, was elected Monday by the state G.O.P. committee members in a meeting at Columbia as Republican national committeeman from Missouri to succeed the late Dr. E. B. Clements, who was recently killed in an automobile accident.  Mr. Curtis was chosen by unanimous vote, the only other candidate, William Orthwein, a St. Louis lawyer, withdrawing early in the balloting.  The new national committeeman was born on a farm near Norwood 46 years ago, attended the Norwood high school and served as prosecuting attorney of Wright County, to which place he was elected at the age of 28 years.  He has long been recognized as one of the leading attorneys of Southwest Missouri.  Norwood and Wright County citizens are justly proud of the success which has come to Mr. Curtis.

The board of trustees of Norwood met Friday evening to consider the matter of passing an ordinance to regulate and license the sale of intoxicants in the town and to discuss other matters pertaining to the welfare of the people. The liquor ordinance was ordered prepared and will be presented and passed at an early date.  It is also expected that the jail will be finished and ready for occupancy in the near future, and law enforcement will probably be a little more rigid than in the past.

Homer Chadwell, accompanied by his friend, Miss Colene Spencer, of Kansas City spent the weekend with his mother, Mrs. Hattie Chadwell, in Norwood.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Blankenship, who live near Huffman school house, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born July 14.

Miss Agnes Woolsey was united in marriage Tuesday to Newt Morgan and left Wednesday for his home in Arkansas.



Items excerpted from "The Norwood Index" by Phyllis Rippee.  December 17, 2009