Shelby  County  Indiana
Newspaper  Articles

Adams


From the Indianapolis Newspaper Index:
Adams, Edward Ralph / Shelbyville boy appointed page in U.S. House of Representatives. N. Jan. 29, 1954. p 5, c 2.


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Tuesday, December 14, 1919
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ORDER  FOR  GLASSES  FROM  PORTO  RICO  MAN
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QUALITY  OF  SERVICE  GIVEN  IN  THIS  CITY IS  APPRECIATED  THRUOUT  WORLD.
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          The assertion that Shelby county products are known the world over is not an idle statement, for ever day there is word from some one of the world which testifies to the quality and desirability of products from this county.  Today, there is a communication from far off Porto Rico in which an order is included from lenses from  Dr. O. L. Adams,  well-known optometrist of this city, in which  R. A. Prickitt,  assistant to  Dr. J. F. Morse, surgeon at the American hospital in Esenada, P. R., writes that he "knows a good man when he finds him."
          Mr. Prickitt states that two years ago while he was a student in Beechwood academy he secured a pair of glasses which at the present time are giving satisfaction with the exception of a bifocal segment coming uncemented.  He says:  "Thus you see tho I was a hard case to fit, I know a good thing when I get it and a good man when I find him."  The order was filled by Dr. Adams and will soon reach the destination in Porto Rico.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, April 18, 1918
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       Mrs. Ed K. Adams,  who has been suffering from an attack of tonsilitis[sic], is recovering.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
October 27, 1917
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FOOD  ADMINISTRATOR  FOR  SHELBY  COUNTY
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APPOINTMENT WILL BE MADE IN FEW DAYS FOR POSITION
THAT WILL CALL FOR FINE EXECUTIVE ABILITY.
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          Shelby county is to have a food administrator.  Who the person will be has not been decided.  The appointment will come through the County Council of Defense of which  Mr. Ed. K. Adams is president. This organization has not been making a great amount of noise but is[sic] has been accomplishing results that count for much.  Mr. Adams is not long on personal publicity but when it comes to getting work done that means something he demonstrates that he possesses a clean-cut brand of executive ability, very necessary in handling either large or small matters.
          The duties of a local food administrator will be many.  For that reason the community will be looked over carefully before an appointment is made.  There is constant complaint about the price of food articles.  All that the consumer knows is that the price seems high.  Every person is willing to permit the retailer to receive a legitimate profit on his goods and even a little more.  Prices are all out of joint and it is very evident that some one, some place is making a killing.  One of the duties of a local food administrator would be to examine into wholesale and retail prices.  If a retailer was found actually "goughing" his customers the matter would be reported to the state authorities.  The administrator would be backed by federal power to make all necessary investigations.
          A case in point has come up in regard to the price of crackers.  This very ordinary food is selling as high as 20 cents a pound.  There was a time when theswe goods sold for 3 pounds for 25 cents.  The trouble is that when you say "cracker" no attention is given to kinds.  All are simply dumped into the same hopper.  The fact is that there is a wide difference in the cost of soda crackers and butter crackers.  Butter crackers are retailing at 20 cents a pound delivered.  Soda crackers cost the merchant placed in his store 14 cents a pound.  The grocer must add all his operating expense to the prive he pays for his goods, take his loss off and his depreciation.  The price of flour has been very materially reduced but the whole sale price of crackers has been climbing higher.  A situation of that kind would have to be traced from the retailer back to the manufacturer.  The "kick" comes from the local consumer and the local retailer receives the blows.  If the people are being "held up" the food administrator would uncover the condition and it would be stopped.
          There will be many investigatons made and doubtless many objections will be raised.  The food administrator will not go about with a club but will be clothed with full authority to act.  None but the wicked will flee.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Tuesday, September 2, 1913
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          Rev. and Mrs. J. S. Ward and children were the guests today at dinner of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Adams at their home, "Pine Villa," north of the city.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, March 7, 1911
Page 1
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          Tomorrow  John F. Walker, administrator of the estate of  Thomas B. Adams, will receive bids at his office for the sale of the residence property on West Washington street.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Friday, March 4, 1910
Page 1   column 6
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NEWS   NOTES
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          Miss Kate Adams  left this afternoon for Cincinnati, where she will spend Sunday with her friend,  Miss Sadie Bradley.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
December 31, 1903
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         The nicest line of Chocolates in the city at Floyd and Adams.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
December 24, 1903
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         75 cents buys a guaranteed fountain pen at Floyd & Adams drug store;  50 cents will buy a half pound glass stoppered bottle of Dr. Floyd's Glycerine Pearl, a very handsome present for your wife, sister, or best girl.  Come see it.  None better made.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, August 4, 1896
Page 4   column 2
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          Mrs. T. B. Adams'  old family horse was kicked in the shoulder and his injuries necessitate his killing, a few days ago.  "Old Bill" was on pasture south of town together with a number of young horses, one of which kicked him breaking his shoulder bone and which resulted as stated.  He was thirty-three years old and remained in use until a few weeks ago, although he long since ceased to travel a three minute clip.
Contributed by Barb Huff and Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, August 4, 1896
Page 4   column 3
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          Miss Kate Adams  left this morning for Shelbyville to attend the county teacher's institute, which convenes to-day. --- Edinburg Call.
Contributed by Barb Huff and Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Democrat
Shelbyville, Ind.
June 6, 1892
Page 4
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          John T. Adams  and  J. M. Keesling, of Decatur county, will put up a $30,000 furniture factory at Anderson to employ one hundred men.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, January 27, 1886
Page 3
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          The many friends of  Mrs. E. K. Adams  will regret to hear that she is dangerously ill with an affection of the throat.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Wednesday, October 3, 1883
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LOCAL  NEWS
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          Rev. S. Tincher,  last night, united in marriage  Mr. Robert Lewis  and  Miss Stella Adams.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  St.  Louis  Globe - Democrat
July 20, 1878
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A  Fracas
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Shelbyville, Ind., July 19.--There was quite a breeze of excitement on our streets this morning about 7 o'clock, occasioned by a fight between a young lawyer named  E. K. Adams  and  Kim K. Thompson,  editor of the Shelbyville Republican.  The difficulty grew out of a publication in yesterday's issue of the paper mentioned, stating that Adams had been fined by the Mayor of this place for associating with prostitutes.  Adams was absent from the city all day yesterday, but this morning, having been informed of the facts, he called on the offending editor at his printing office on Harrison street, and, without any remarks, he commenced to belabor Thompson with a heavy cane, which he had in his hand.  He struck him quite a number of blows in rapid succession over the head and shoulders, until he was caught and held by the attaches of the office. Mr. Thompson, being a one- legged man, small and delicate, made but a feeble resistance to the attack, though he did what he could to defend himself. After the rencontre the assaulting party was arrested, taken before the Mayor, and fined under the city laws.  He was also fined by 'Squire A. J. Higgins  in a State case made against him.  It is thought this is not the end of the affair, as much bad blood has been stirred up thereby.  Thompson threatens a further and more bitter attack in his next issue, while Adams says if he does so he will punish him severely.
Contributed by John Ballard

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