LOOK BACK April 1918
A Look Back to 1918
• The largest class ever graduated from Brazil High School will receive diplomas at the spring commencement. It is a notable fact that the number of this class is larger than the whole school scarcely more than 15 years ago. Two soldiers, Sergeant Edgar Morgan, of Company Aa Engineers Camp, Shelby, Mississippi, and Edwin Sowar in the Coast Defense Service, Florida, or among those to be graduated.
There were 85 seniors in the class.
• Francis Warren, a former Brazil resident arrested in Illinois on a Clay County warrant charging wife and child desertion and was brought before Judge Rawley in Clay Circuit Court to be sentenced to spend 364 days at the Penal Farm and later escaped from the farm, is now out on a suspended sentence.
• Invitations in the form of a full-page advertisement in The Times last night and several thousand bills of similar size were distributed all over the county and in sections of adjoining counties in the Brazil trading field, announcing a birthday party celebrating the first anniversary of Harry Goldberg in the cloak, suit and dress business in Brazil. It is remembered that Mr. Harry Goldberg purchased the Goldberg store one year ago this month from his brother, Mr. Julius Goldberg, who is now located in Terre Haute.
• The first of a series of patriotic speeches arranged by the Brazil aerie of Eagles for the benefit of the Clay County Red Cross chapter will be given at Eagle Hall on West National Avenue Friday night.
Dr. Henry Coe Culbertson, president of Emporia College, Emporia, Kansas, will be the speaker.
• Although the snow storm this afternoon made the baseball season appear a long ways off, the baseball players who will represent Brazil next season will meet Sunday at Eagles Park for the first workout in preparation for the opening game of the season with the 309th National Training Team at Camp Zachary Taylor, of which “Speed” Bosworth is a member.
• On April 19th, all over Indiana, women are asked to register in order to let the United States government know where each and every woman in the state is and what they are doing. It will be a chance to give each woman an opportunity to offer to her country such service as she will best be fitted to give.
It will furnish the government accurate information of the capacities in which women are now serving whether in their own homes, in paid pursuits, trades or professions.
• The Clay County draft board has received Call No. 148 ordering the training of 57 Clay County national army men during the five-day period beginning April 26.
The men will be sent to Camp Taylor, Kentucky.
• During the suspension of business over the weekend, three local dental parlors were broken into and a rich haul of gold crowns, fillings and gold plates were made off with. One dentist reports the loss of more than $60 worth of gold and gold crowns, which had been lifted.
• Clay County Council of Defense M. H. Johnson has received instructions from the State Council to make a report of all “war loafers” in Clay County. Mr. Johnson has also received a copy of an ordinance drafted by the State Council which has been enacted by a large number of cities throughout Indiana.
It is very probable that this matter will be brought before the Brazil city council at the regular meeting tomorrow evening and if the local conditions warrant, action will be taken in the matter.
• The many friends of Lewis Siegel, famous musician of New York, and former Brazil boy, will be grieved to learn of his misfortune.
Mr. Siegel was robbed of his family famous violins and bows valued at many thousands of dollars.
Mr. Siegel, in the New York papers, has offered a large reward for the return of the instruments, especially the Wilhelm Strod valued between $10,000 and $15,000.