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
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.
Grammar School Notes
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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