Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October 1932 and 1938

October 20, 1932 Lawrence County News
 Harley Seed, 18 year-old son of Simon Seed, living south of Lawrenceville, was bitten by a spider of Black Widow variety, last Thursday morning,  and for several days suffered intense pain from the effects of the poison. This is the first case of its kind reported this fall.

October 6, 1938 Lawrence County News
More than 1000 people were present for the opening of the Merchants Exposition and Style Show Tuesday night. The crowd was amazed at the beauty and size of the new armory building in which the show was held. Many of the people were viewing the new structure for the first time and the paid admission the first night was an even 1000.  •  Plans for the new addition to the Lawrenceville Township high school and remodeling of the present building were completed by Sutton and Routt, architects, and accepted by the Board of Education in a special meeting Saturday evening.  •   Frank Cooper, 44 well-known resident of Bridgeport, died in the hospital in Vincennes Tuesday. He had had the flu and was taken to the hospital for treatment about a week previous to his death.  •    A gas well, good for a million and 1/2 cubic ft., was drilled on the Laura Haughton lease in Russell last week. This well is the property of the BBB Oil Company and gas was found in the Bridgeport sand at a depth of 825 feet. Several locations have been made in the vicinity. The Laura Haughton No. 1, drilled by The A A Oil Company is still doing better than 5 million cubic feet.

October 13, 1938 Lawrence County News
A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. William T. Buchanan, of N. 15th St. October 5 in the hospital in Vincennes.  She is been named Joyce Leah.    The City Council took the first steps toward a sewage disposal plant last Thursday night when a contract was signed with the Building Engineering Service Corporation of Decatur, to make  a survey of the present sewer systems.    The Board of Supervisors met Saturday morning and voted a 10% increase in the salaries of the County clerk, treasurer and Sheriff, effective December 1 when the newly elected officers would take their office. The office of County clerk will pay $3700 annually for the next four years treasurer $3300 and Sheriff $2970.      The barn on the farm of the Rev. E. L. Steffey, north of Blackburn school, was totally destroyed by fire about six o'clock Saturday afternoon. The fire was thought to have been started by spontaneous combustion in the hay mow. Loss was between $700 and $800.  •A son, David Leon Alford, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Alford last Thursday. The youngster is the 15th child in the family.    The Stoltz – Eshelman Company, Inc., is being dissolved as a Corporation, and the business will now be operated under the name of Stoltz – Hudson Company, not incorporated. A. C. Stoltz has purchased the stock and goodwill of the balance of the stockholders and will continue with the present location on 10th St.

October 20, 1938 Lawrence County News
Thieves entered the dental offices of Montgomery and Campbell over the weekend, breaking the latch on the door and defacing some of the wood work. It is supposed that dental gold and morphine were the objects of the thieves but nothing was missed from the office.  •  Robert F. Hoover, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoover of Bridgeport, was killed instantly last Thursday morning when the car he was driving collided with the cattle truck at the hill East of Sumner. He is survived by his parents and two sisters.  •  The marriage of William Griffin of this city and Ms. Martha Schultz of Olney was solemnized Thursday, October 13 in Henderson, Kentucky. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Griffin of this city; the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schultz of Olney.  •  Fire of unknown origin damaged the house belonging to S. N. Cunningham at the corner of Sixth and Dubois, Tuesday. The fire originated in the bedroom in the Northwest corner of the house and burned through the floor into the basement. The bed was totally destroyed and all of the furniture was badly smoked. Loss to both the house and furniture will probably not exceed $500.

October 27, 1938 Lawrence County News

A baby boy named Samuel Luman Jr was born to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Irwin of Bridgeport Friday.  •  Mrs. Gladys Hedde of the Gift And Baby Shop is celebrating her 12th anniversary in business this week.  •  The Board of Directors of the Lawrenceville Township high school met Friday, to open bids for the construction of a new addition and the remodeling of the present building and award the general contract to the Tri – State Construction Company of Evansville Indiana, on a base bid of $227,500.  •  While attending a wiener roast with a party of friends at the Roy Crouch cabin on Lake Lawrence, Friday evening, Mrs. T. Wilbur Gillespie fell and fractured both bones on her left  limb between the ankle and knee. She stumbled over a log drawn up near the fireplace in the cabin.  •  The political tea sponsored by the Women's Organization of Lawrence County, held in Lanterman Park at Bridgeport, last Friday night, was a most pleasing success from every standpoint. It is estimated that more than 1000 people were in attendance and many were unable to gain admission to the pavilion where the tea was held.

We have a few seats available for our Lunch and Learn series...November 5, 11:30 am at the Lawrence County Public Library.  Check the web page at for more information or call N. King 945-9573 for reservations.....Hurry, last month's program was a sell-out!