This Week in History: November 22-26 | New



Hugh Hite, a student from the Habit’s neighborhood, now at the University of Illinois at Champaign, was the victim of a robbery by two men. The two had held up another student just before they got to young Hite and got 35 cents. Hite was relieved of a watch and small change as a large gun was held uncomfortably close to his body. As the men began to flee, young Hite unexpectedly swerved towards the man with the pistol, snatched him from the man’s hand, and began to shoot. The men were surprised at this turn of events and fled, and Hite followed.

• November 22, 1921, conditions among the city’s poor in the Seventh Street school district have been rather tense for some time, although it now appears the sun is breaking through the clouds. As the cornucopia slowly rolls on, teachers, janitors and others linked to Seventh Street School raise funds to provide a free lunch table for undernourished children. Milk, soup and fruit are now provided to the children.

• 23 november Through the health department, arrangements have been made for the treatment of Bernard Payne, 7, of Cursdsville, who was bitten by a dog last week belonging to Mat Greenwell, who was found to have rabies in the examination. The Pasteur treatment will be sent here, and the child will be treated. It is understood that Mr Greenwell and his children were also bitten by the dog over the past week.

• 24 november Ms. LaVega Clements was the first casualty of the Owensboro hunting season. As she walked out of a door at the back of the house, hunters in a field a short distance shot directly at the house and Ms Clements was shot just above the knee in the leg left. Dr McCormick was called and probed for the shot, but could not locate him. As only one shot hit Ms Clements, a handful of shots were picked up on the porch.

• November 25, when the Rudd House management aroused suspicion before midnight on Wednesday a visit was made to JT Stuart’s room in Milwaukee. He and a woman, Nellie Feaster, were found there. Police were called and the couple were placed under arrest on charges of disorderly conduct. Stuart posted a $ 100 cash bond for their court appearance, but rushed at 1:12 a.m. Thursday morning.

• November 26 Fourth Street Presbyterian Church will celebrate its organization’s 77th anniversary with Sunday services. The church was organized on November 23, 1844, by a commission from the Louisville rectory. It had only six members when it was organized. Its first pastor was the Reverend HH Hopkins, who began his pastorship on June 20, 1847 and continued for 22 years. The church has only had four pastors.

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• November 22, 1971, the song of the tobacco auctioneers will resound again in Owensboro this morning at 9 a.m., as the 1971-1972 marketing season opens at the Center Brick house. Kentucky tobacco growers have been waiting since last spring for this day, which marks the opening of sales in the eight Burley Belt states. It is estimated that £ 545 million will be auctioned off across the Belt, 68% of which will come from farmers in Kentucky.

• 23 november making puppets and producing their own puppet shows was an exciting learning experience for a group of grade five students at Washington School. The project began with a one-day puppet-making workshop. Ronald Fleming showed the students how to make puppets and how to make them bow, wave, walk, crawl, and say yes and no. Children made full body puppets and sock puppets.

• 24 november In anticipation of the future of Owensboro children and community ecology, the Business and Professional Women’s Club added a tree to the landscape plan for Smother’s Park. John Mills, manager of Owensboro City Parks, was present for the planting. He pointed out that this is a children’s play area and shade is needed. Most of the trees bordering the waterfront park are aging and will one day be felled.

• November 25, the Owensboro Area Museum added another possession to its collection with the gift of an original telegram written by President Abraham Lincoln. The thread containing an eight-word message and Lincoln’s signature was presented by the children of the late Robert C. Matlock, who inherited it from his great-grandfather. The telegram reached the Matlock family through a relative who served as a telegraph in Washington, DC during the Civil War.



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