Thursday, September 10, 2015

History from the ground up -- Part 6

"Mrs. Esta Whitman is helping to care for Mrs. Noree Cory, who is very sick."

"Clem Moore of Cincinnati spent Friday night with Theo Cromwell."

"The burning out of the chimney on the John Glaub farm house caused quite an excitement among the citizens Sunday evening."

"Dr. J.M. Linegar and family will move to his farm northwest of town the coming week."

"Arthur Lunsford and wife will move into the property vacated by Dr. Linegar and family."

"Shawnee Council No. 229 D. of P. Fairfield, will entertain the members only of Keokuk tribe No. 205, I.O.R.M., Saturday evening, April 18, at the Red Men's Hall."

"Leut Masters and family, of near Liberty, spent Sunday with Mrs. Rose Kingery and son Everett."

"Mrs. Rose Kingery and son Everett spent Saturday night and Sunday with Leut Masters and family near Liberty."

Meanwhile, this advertisement

Next Saturday night, Oct. 24, comes to your city highly recommended by press and public. Has played to capacity business all through the state of Indiana. The comedy situations are really funny, handled by capable comedians, headed by that well known musical comedy star, Harry (Happy) Moore, assisted by a clever cast.

Well-known Happy Harry!

And George Hildebrand, out at Laurel, has a coon dog for sale.

Ranging from the Pig Feeders Club, sponsored by the Kiwanis in Franklin County, to a county-wide tuberculosis clinic, the range of information that affected the lives of regular people in the 1920s is astonishing. If you had been born, you were a source of news.

But sometimes the news was VERY BIG.

This Democrat headline from the late 1920s:

Big Patriotic Meeting
By the Fairfield School

At a large patriotic meeting held in the M.E. Church, Fairfield, Ind., Tuesday evening, Oct. 20, Miss Bernice Loper and Miss Beulah Watler won the first and second local prizes by writing the best essays, "Why Will the Preservation of the U.S. Ship Constitution Promote Patriotism!"

Miss Loper also won the Bronze Medal, the first prize in the Connersville Elks District offered by Commander Marion Eppley, U.S. N.R on the same subject.

These meetings were held in almost every part of the country, by the school children, to help save and preserve the old ship Constitution now at the Navy Yard at Boston, Mass.

The Fairfield school children donated $9.20, and it is hoped from the excellence of Miss Loper's essay that she will win one of the two National medals offered by Commander Eppley. 

John R. Morton, P.E. Ruler of Newport News, Lodge B.P.O. Elks, presented the medals and delivered the oration.


In other news:

"Attendance at Sunday school last Sunday was 101. Collection $3.65."

And ...

"Mrs. Cinna Logan is in very poor health."

This item is peculiar.

"The Virginians Colored Quartette (sic) will give the fourth number of the Fairfield Lyceum Course on Thursday evening, February 23. Admission 25 and 50 cents."

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