LOOK BACK February 26-March 4. 1952
A look back to February 26 to March 4, 1952
• Unanimous support of the candidacies of United States Senator William E. Jenner and 7th District Representative William G. Bray for renomination to those posts was pledged at a recent meeting of Republican chairmen of the 11 counties of the 7th Congressional District.
•The gang of chicken thieves from Jasonville was broken up, at least temporarily, today when judge Robert B. Stewart meted out sentences to three men and an unwed mother of three children.
• While working on a drill at the Ayshire Colleries Corp. pit this morning, three toes on Guy Johnson’s left foot were fractured when a drill casing fell on him. Mr. Johnson, 51-year-old resident of Staunton, was brought to Clay County hospital for treatment.
• The guest speaker at the regular mid-week luncheon of the Rotary Club of Brazil this week will be Weymouth Fogelburg, Prudential Insurance official. He will be introduced by general program chairman Walter J. LeForge and has as his topic, “Where There’s a Will.” The program begins at 12:05 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce.
• Brazil YMCA will take 18 boys to Camp Tecumseh on Tippecanoe River for a two-week camping trip from June 15-29, it was announced by officials here today. It was said that the local contingent of campers was due to the shortage of space available at Tecumseh.
• Visitors at Clay County Hospital are a little more comfortable these days, thanks to the recent gift of plastic covered furniture from Tri Kappa Sorority.
• For the fourth time in about a year the Halffield Service Station, located at the intersection of Indiana 59 and 46, has been burglarized, the office of Clay County Sherif Martin Slack reported today.
• Police blame faulty brakes for a collision of two automobiles last night on Indiana 340 at the Waterworks Road.
• Dr. Sam Morris, “The Voice of Temperance in America” will speak to the First Baptist Church of Brazil next Monday, March 3, at 10 a.m. During his 15-day speaking tour of Indiana Dr. Morris will address audiences in 45 counties.
• A land office business took place at the Clay County auto license branch in the courthouse today as car owners swamp the place in an effort to get 1952 tags before the deadline. Manager George R. Lawson said that the total of plates at 10 o’clock this morning stood at 4,200 but after that it should be near 4,450 by the time the office closes at 4 o’clock this afternoon.
• “Every citizen should value his right to vote and exercise this privilege at every election,” Judge H. Dewitt of Vigo Superior Court told a dinner meeting of the Brazil Kiwanis Club last night. He stated that no community is better than its officials, and that the people elected to public office reflect for the most part the character of the city.
• Brazil and Van Buren advanced in the local sectional tourney last night by eliminating Bowling Green and Cory in no-contest affairs.
• Brazil High School’s sterling 49 to 46 triumph over Clay City Eels for the 1952 sectional crown was local basketball history today with Red Devil partisans looking ahead to next Saturday’s regional clash with Ellettsville.
• Rededication services at the first Methodist Church of Brazil next Sunday morning will celebrate the renovation and improvement of the church building. When the building was erected in 1901 it cost only $26,280.
• TV star Sue Dillman, remembered here as the former Miss Mary Ellen Warren, is coming back home to give a special program for the Brazil Jaycees. Sue has been one of the WFBM-TV stars since the opening of the television station in Indianapolis. She has two shows a week and now is busy on personal appearances throughout the state.
• A giant pep rally to give the Brazil Red Devils an enthusiastic send-off to the Martinsville regional basketball tournament is scheduled here Friday. The big affair is being planned by the newly organized Brazil high school student council and the Brazil booster club. Stanley A. B.. Cooper is serving as chairman for the boosters and Bob Brackney is president of the student council.