OF THE PAST"
Hardin County Independent News
F. Ferrell was the proprietor of Best Cleaners in
Elizabethtown which was modern in every respect with
the latest scientific equipment. Miss Gold Byrd
was employed there.
DX Service Station in Rosiclare was advertising seat
covers, bumper jacks, batteries and tires.
Frayser, George Pickering, Lambert Patton, and Edna
Hope Lambert had been honored at a birthday dinner
given by the Royal Neighbors Lodge in Cave In Rock.
B. Humm of Idle Hour Farm had purchased 150 white leg
horn hens from Rev. H. M. Reis at St. Joseph.
Hardin County Sportsmen's Club would pay a $100 reward
to any person who would give information leading to
the arrest and conviction of person/persons who killed
deer in Hardin County. Their intention was to
protect deer which had been released into the
county. Dr. Albert Mueller, president of
the club, had stated that if in a few years he and his
children and others could drive along roads in Hardin
County and see deer, conservation efforts of the club
would be working.
War Food Administration had warned civilians that
there were to be more meatless days ahead. Due
to more stringent rationing, civilians could expect
the shortest supply of meat in 10 years.
sons of Mr. and Mrs. Dock Hobbs, Route 1, Cave In
Rock, were serving in the military; Pvt. John A Hobbs,
24, wounded in Paris, patient in Spokane, WA hospital;
Pvt. Loyd Hobbs, 26, stationed in Texas; PFC Earl
Hobbs, 19, Marines; Cpl. Aniel Hobbs, 34, South
unusual notice had been printed in the Hardin County
Independent; "You've Gotta Mooch--You Can't
Subscribe." The editor had explained that
as of October 1944, the Independent had not been
permitted to buy any more paper than that required for
its 2, 265 prepaid subscribers due to the war.
Fifteen new subscribers were waiting to receive the
paper if others did not renew their
subscriptions. The editor wrote, "Only one
thing hurts more than handing money back over the
counter. We can't take your subscription."
was reported that "Fine Used Cars For Sale"
was the advertisement for auto dealers to
use--probably for the next three years. It was
anticipated that three years of record breaking
production would be required to fill pent up public
demand for new automobiles once the was ended.
Dale Cullison had written home that he was in India
where it had been as hot as the 4th of July on
Christmas Day and he had gone swimming.
and Mrs. Wilson Lamb of near Cave In Rock had received
a letter from their son, PFC Willis E. Lamb, in active
duty in Belgium.
and Mrs. C. B. Hohler of Cave In Rock had three sons
serving in the military; PFC Gordon D. Hohler in the
South Pacific, PFC Harold Hohler stationed at San Luis
Obispo, CA., and Byrl Hohler on European
battlefields. The Hohler's son-in-law, Wade
Kirk, had also been inducted into the service.
Harry Winters had sent German articles--a flag, razor
and locket and chain--to his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Winters in Elizabethtown.
Anderson of near the Wye had received a letter from
his son S/Sgt. Roy L. Anderson who had been wounded in
active duty. He had served in Africa, Italy and
France, and he was in a field hospital in
France. He had been awarded the Purple Heart.
of Gunsmoke" was showing at the Ohio Theatre,
Cave In Rock, starring Tex Ritter and Russell Hayden.
Woman's Club and Lions Club had received approval from
the Rosiclare city council for a tax supported
library. A nine-member citizens governing board
was to be appointed by the council. Percy Howard
was mayor of Rosiclare. The library, located at
the "Y", had been sponsored by and kept up
by the Woman's Club. Mrs. Anna Curtis,
librarian, was paid by the club to keep it open three
day a week. Committee members that had
approached the city council were Mrs. F. W.
Rutherford, Margaret Conley, L. J. Goetzman, A. H.
Cronk, Dr. Albert Mueller, Dr. Joe Scott and Otis
Frances Shaw had received word that her husband, Sgt.
Francis Shaw was wounded and in a hospital in
England. He was expected to return to the States
Roosevelt had called all Americans to action "to
help in getting food produced and seeing that it is
conserved and shared." America's armed
forces were receiving 41% of the canned and bottled
food produced, and the nation's total food supply was
at its lowest level. He was calling upon
millions of Victory gardeners to do their part.
river had frozen over after an overnight temperature
of one degree above zero the day before. The ice
was not thick enough to walk on.
Thomas Mott, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Mott,
Rosiclare, was recovering in a hospital in England
from a leg wound received in active duty in Belgium.
Harley Daymon, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Daymon of
Rosiclare, was home after serving in New Guinea and
Alfred E. Carr had written home that he had spent
Christmas as never before--in a fox hole in the
and Mrs. Nicholas Hamp had received word that their
son, Pvt. Louis Hamp had be wounded in action in
(jg) Bennett E. Andrew of Rosiclare had flown a
carrier based Navy fighter in the Philippines.
He was with the U. S. 3rd Fleet.
president of the National Shoe Manufacturers
Association had announced that manufacture of leather
shoes for civilian consumption was to be cut by 55
million pairs. That meant 160 million pairs of
none leather shoes would need to be produced.
and Mrs. Loren Donithan of Central had bought Byrd's
Grocery Store at Midway from Mr. and Mrs. James Byrd
who had moved to Rosiclare.
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