Drew County, Arkansas Newsbriefs - 1932

Contributed by Jann Woodard.


Feb. 23, 1932

The funeral of J.K. Erwin 74 years of age was held at Oakland Cemetery Monday at 12:30, the body being brought to Monticello by the Stephenson Funeral Home. Mr. Erwin died at the family residence at McGehee at 5:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon from pneumonia. We understand that he had been in bad health for some several months. Mr. Erwin is a former Monticellionian, coming here to be associated with J.H. Hinemon in what was known as Hinemon University. Later Mr. Erwin took over this institution of learning which he conducted for several years. He was married to Miss Marie Bell, daughter of the late George Bell, in June, 1897 and to this union were three children who survive. This family moved to McGehee something over thirty years ago when Mr. Erwin engaged in the mercantile business, which business he conducted until recent years his health being such that he retired. Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church at McGehee at 10:30, conducted by Rev. O.L. Cole, assisted by Rev. Sizemore, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, and concluded at Oakland Cemetery. He is survived by besides his wife, three children, Mrs. Scott Ward of Little Rock, Mrs. Collie Ham____(?) of Greenville, Miss., and son, Will Bolling Erwin who is a student of the A. & M. College.

Feb. 23, 1932

Allen Goodwin, aged 25, manager of the McGehee Lumber Company, was injured fatally in a collision between his coupe and a truck, driven by Thomas Ivy, at a street intersection at McGehee, Friday night. Ivy and Wesley Thomas, occupants of the truck were injured. Goodwin died 45 minutes later in the Missouri Pacific hospital. Ivy suffered several broken ribs and injuries to his face, while Thomas suffered only minor injuries. Goodwin was thrown from his car, his head striking a hub cap of the coupe and then the curb. The truck turned over three times, pinning Ivy and Thomas beneath it. Both machines were damaged badly. Funeral services for Mr. Goodwin were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Presbyterian church, with the Rev. G.W. Sizemore, pastor, in charge, assisted by the Rev. S.F. Jenkins, pastor of the Baptist church. Mr. Goodwin is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Goodwin, three brothers, John Goodwin of Monticello and Charles and George Goodwin of McGehee, and three sisters, Emma Jane, Annette and Mary Etta Goodwin of McGehee.

Feb. 23, 1932
Grammar School Notes

The new radio which came to us this week has been placed in the Auditorium so that it can be used for both Music Appreciation and Auditorium work.

Each room had a Valentine box on Friday.

The following pupils made 100 on Arithmetic: 6 - A: Edward Cox, Marjorie Mae Ingram, Agnes Holcombe, Errol Miller, Norman Butler, Ralph Speer.

The following pupils made 100 in Spelling: 5 - A: Judson Terry, Helen Reynolds, Elizabeth Clay, Mann Peacock, DeWitt Ray, Billy Veasey, Henry Courtney, Maxine Myhand, Lauree Hobbs, Betty Jane Hoover, Majorie Mae Ingram, June Morris, Thelma Green, Ruby Stewart.

The following pupils made 100 on Geography William Handley, Robert Trammell, Billy Finn, Judson Terry, Edward Cox, Virginia Lowery, Charles Spencer.

Mavis Allen, June Morris, Mary Eleanor Jolley, Frances Cloud and Mae Rhodes wrote the best book reports last week.

Ralph Speer, C.P. Caldwell, Russell McAdams, C.M. Dexter, and Earl Watts passed the first Boy Scout test.

Pupils who made honor roll: Marjorie Mae Ingram, Virginia Lowrey, Harry Tindall, Errol Miller, Ralph Spear, Reba Wooley, Martha Jane Tedder, Mary Johnson, Jimmie Bodie, C.M. Dexter, William Handley, Judson Terry, Lorraine Arrington, Audrey Bolling, Betty Farrell, India Hankins, Mann Peacock, Joe Bostain, Carroll Wall, Mary Alice Campbell, Mary Frances Dickey, Vennie Lewis, Patty Phenton Moffatt, Mary Lou Owens, Lois Wright, James Hutcheson and J.W. Swann.

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