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Hardin County Independent News
fluorspar mining and milling property at Rosiclare was
transferred from Aluminum Ore Company to the Alco
Mining Company effective January 1, according to a
company official in Pittsburgh, PA. Both
companies were wholly owned subsidiaries of Aluminum
Company of America. The plant was to be known as
Alcoa Mining Company-Fluorspar Division with no
changes in personnel or management.
Cave In Rock and Rosiclare American Legion Posts
formed a military escort which accompanied the body of
Pvt. Ed Stewart from train at Harrisburg to
Rosiclare. Stewart was the first veteran of
World War II from Hardin County to be brought home
from overseas for burial. Services were held at
the Baptist Church in Rosiclare followed by burial in
and whooping cough had caused the Elizabethtown
schools to be closed indefinitely, according to
Principal Denton, who said he would let students know
by phone or post card when they were to return.
Only 23 out of 70 students were in attendance at one
point. One little girl had suffered with
measles, whooping cough and chicken pox.
Reed, manager of Reed's Service Station and Sandwich
Shop at Midway, was wishing everyone a Happy New Year
in the Independent.
Autry and Champion, Jr. were starring in "Robin
Hood of Texas" at the Capitol Theatre in
the Ohio Theatre in Cave In Rock, "Sun Valley
Serenade" was showing, starring Sonja Henie, John
Payne, and Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.
and Mrs. Floyd Lane of Cave In Rock were announcing
the birth of a son, Charles Eugene, on January 4.
Market was located on Route 34 between Rosiclare and
Elizabethtown. Weekly advertised special were
Gulf Gas and Oils, bacon for 65¢ a pound, smoked
jowls at 39¢ a pound and club steaks, 55¢ a pound.
Cave In Rock Legion was to play a basketball game
against Rosiclare Legion at the Cave In Rock
gym. After the game, Jennings Tavern in
Elizabethtown was advertising for everyone to stop by
for "Here's to the Winners & Losers."
two moves at the beginning of 1948, L. J. Goetzman,
well known and successful businessman of Rosiclare,
disposed of his ready-to-wear store at Golconda and
placed Leo Downey, former manager of the Golconda
store, and Robert Shilling, Goetzman's nephew from
Fort Wayne, IN, in charge of the Rosiclare
store. The Golconda store was sold to Glen R.
Joiner who had been managing the store in
Rosiclare. Goetzman, in the business for 30
years, was ready to become less active in the clothing
and Mrs. Gene Cook were announcing the birth of a
daughter on January 5 at their home in Sparks Hill.
Sue Dale was born January 5 at Lightner Hospital in
Harrisburg, the daughter of J. B. Dale and Virginia
first baby to be born at Rosiclare Hospital in 1948
was a son on January 6 to Mrs. Richard Brazell.
In 1947, a record number of babies were born in the
Rosiclare City Council was warning residents that
there were to be no right turns on red at the traffic
light in order to protect school children. (Does
anyone remember a traffic light in Rosiclare?!).
and Mrs. Clifford Joyner of Rock Creek were announcing
the birth of a daughter January 16.
and Mrs. Ernest Shaw of Spardale also had a baby girl
born January 21 at Lightner Hospital in Harrisburg.
daughter was born on January 19 at Lightner Hospital
to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert McDowell of Cave In Rock.
Fae Austin of Cave In Rock was crowned basketball
queen after the game at Cave In Rock High School; the
Equality team was defeated. Glenial Dutton,
captain of the Cave In Rock team, crowned her.
Gwyneth Scott, cheerleader, was crowned bearer.
Patsy Patton say "A Pretty Girl Is Like A
was two degrees below zero and the river was closed to
traffic for the first time in eight years on January
28. The river was frozen over solid.
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