2018-11-07 / Looking Back

Looking Back


William Smock is photographed in his World War I uniform in 1918. He joined the Air Force and served during World War I. Smock was born Aug. 28, 1894, in Radnor. A graduate of Franklin College, he died Aug. 30, 1961, and is buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Delphi. William Smock is photographed in his World War I uniform in 1918. He joined the Air Force and served during World War I. Smock was born Aug. 28, 1894, in Radnor. A graduate of Franklin College, he died Aug. 30, 1961, and is buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Delphi. From files of Carroll County Comet, Journal-Citizen, Hoosier Democrat, Delphi Journal, the Flora history website and the Carroll County Historical Museum.

10 YEARS AGO

Deer Creek Township voters were asked to give their “opinion” about a proposal to bestow $10,000 to Carroll Manor and $60,000 to the Historical Museum from surplus township funds prior to entering their voting arena on Election Day. The questions were posed on two forms with the heading, “referendum.” Deer Creek Township Trustee Neda Kay Duff said, “All we are trying to do is get an idea of how people feel.”

Carroll teacher Glen Dillman received the Distinguished Social Studies Teacher Award from the Indiana Council for the Social Studies. The award recognizes, promotes and rewards excellence in teaching social studies. Dillman taught eighth grade social studies and high school world history at Carroll Junior-Senior High School for 40 years.

25 YEARS AGO

Mike Vogal, a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, spoke to 60 social studies teachers at an “Enhancing Social Studies Workshop” held at Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School. Vogal was sent to a concentration camp in 1942 and escaped in 1945. Vogal said 11 million people were exterminated, six million Jews and five million from groups Hitler deemed “undesirable.”

Garold Rossetter, a 1961 graduate of Delphi High School and a senior analyst for Lockheed Space Operations, was presented the NASA’s “Silver Snoopy” award by astronaut Ken Bowersox. The award is the astronaut’s own award designed to recognize contributions to the safety and success of America’s manned space effort.

50 YEARS AGO

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kelly of Cutler, parents of Sgt. Jerome R. Kelly who was killed in Vietnam on Feb. 16, received eight military service medals awarded posthumously to their son. Sgt. Kelly received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, National Defense Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.

The Julius Building in Delphi, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Julius of Flora, was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fitch of Delphi. Wynkoop Pharmacy and Public Service Indiana occupy the two main floor rooms of the building.

75 YEARS AGO

Everett Tolen, a partner with Clarence Payne in the O. K. Barber Shop, purchased the interests from Payne. Tolen was one of the oldest barbers in point of service in Carroll County, having followed the profession for 30 years, practically all of which have been in Flora.

100 YEARS AGO

The sugar allowance of two pounds monthly per person for householders has been increased to three pounds monthly by Food Administrator Hoover. The sugar regulations were revised to permit the purchase of the entire month’s supply for a family at one time.

Boxes to collect tinfoil were placed with Messrs. Sharp, Margowski, Reed & Adams, Hamiling and Clifford of Delphi, who cordially consented to assist in the work for French relief. The boxes are a small contribution to the work of assisting thousands of destitute people in France who have paid the price of liberty.

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