A woman assaulted inside the hospital |

Asleep in her room in the hospital infirmary, Miss Mary Toma, 22, was struck twice by an unknown assailant who entered her room. She suffered a nasty wound under her left ear. Although the instrument used by the intruder has not been found, the nature of the injuries suggests that he used a blunt instrument, either a pair of fists or a sling. Miss Toma was sound asleep when the first blow was struck. After the second knock, the man left the room.

July 25, 1922, CH Mitchell and Frank West, both of Dallas, Texas, arrived in Henderson and told police they had been kidnapped and assaulted by shop strikers in Howell, Indiana. They said they left their jobs in the shops to go home and were told by a striker to follow a certain path and they would be safe. They followed the instructions and were then attacked by five men who forced them into a car and beat them.

July 26, an unidentified man was fatally shot and a tramp suffered minor leg injuries when WL Childress, a signalman on an Illinois Central freight train, opened fire on the man stealing a ride. Childress alleged that the victim pulled out a gun when he ordered her off the train. Several hours after the shooting, the bum appeared limping and said he had been shot.

July 27, a fire of unknown origin destroyed an old landmark at 112 Mulberry Street. The building belonged to Dave King. The loss on the house and furniture is estimated at around $4,000. It is said that the tea house and the furniture were insured. Two men who work on Dave King’s farm are said to have been the sole occupants of the house. Neither man could be located. This is the second time this house has caught fire in two years and in almost the same mysterious way and at the same time of night.

July 28, Eight farmers from the communities of Browns Valley and Wolf Branch spent the entire day at Doc Burns Grove Junior Extension Camp helping Farm Bureau executives prepare for the young juniors who will be at camp next week. Long tables were built and placed for the dining room. The Samuels-Bittel Company will send a piano for the week and musical programs and community panels are being organized. Over 200 cards were turned over asking for information on anything camp related.

July 29, Mrs. Hattie Rhodes kidnapped her three-year-old child from the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Rhodes. It was not until nearly two hours later, and only after police threatened to arrest the mother for kidnapping and disorderly conduct, that the child was returned to her grandparents who have custody of the child. child.

50 years ago

July 25, 1972, On Monday, a fire destroyed the barn at Oswald Hagerman Farm on Lyddane Bridge Road. The barn was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm. Hagerman said about 1.4 inches of rain fell over an hour-long period and several lightning bolts shook the floor of the house. The barn was 25 years old and contained a new sprayer, 500 bales of straw, 100 bushels of corn and tobacco.

July 26, with more than $8,010 raised, Owensboro now leads all cities east of the Mississippi River and some west in money raised for the million-dollar bike ride for St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis. The collection of the money promised to cyclists during the local 15-mile “Bike-athon” will continue until Saturday. Members of two local Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority chapters hope to raise $9,000 by Saturday.

July 27, Allen Wilson leads a contingent of golfers from Owensboro Country Club returning to the city’s men’s tournament this weekend. Country Club golfers have been conspicuously absent for the past two years due to a scheduling conflict. Wilson came closest to winning the Golden City Championship in 1965 when he was beaten in the playoffs by Bobo Foster, who plays at Windridge Country Club. Wilson also finished second in the 1960 tournament.

July 28, Owensboro is one of six cities in Kentucky to receive citations this week for pedestrian safety. The award was announced as part of the American Automobile Association’s 33rd Annual Pedestrian Safety Inventory. The citation acknowledges that Owensboro had no pedestrian fatalities in 1971. At least one pedestrian was killed on city streets in 1972. The city was also rated on its safety legislation, enforcement, traffic engineering and school traffic.

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