Throwback Thursday: Denver Williams Park

These are some highlights from the News Journal on October 3, 1929:

National headlines

‘Germany’s Post War Chancellor Expires Suddenly After Heart Attack’

‘Assumed Reich Burdens’

“BERLIN (AP) — Dr. Gustav Stresemann, German Foreign Minister and the Reich’s greatest post war statesman, died early today of a heart attack, which followed a paralytic stroke last night. He was 51 years old.


‘Six Are Injured When Automobile Leaves Road Near City’

‘Drive Attempts To Miss Road Scraper; Machine Leaves Highway’

“Six persons are in Hale Hospital suffering from painful injuries as the result of an auto wreck on State Route 134, five miles southeast of Wilmington, Thursday morning.” The injured were all from Urbana or Springfield. “The accident occurred when the Franklin Sedan driven by Mr. James S. Ewing of Urbana had crossed a slight rise in the road and as he reached the apex of the rise, noticed a road scraper 30 feet in front of his auto.”

‘High Students To Hold Pep Meeting’

‘Locust Streeters To Lend Moral Support To Team In Battle With Washington C.H.’

“Pupils of Wilmington High School will ‘rally ‘round’ the bonfire at Fife’s Field Thursday evening in the annual pep meeting proceeding the Wilmington-Washington football game. Led by the football team and the high school band, pupils of the school will parade the city streets at 7 p.m. tonight. A demonstration will be given at Main and South streets Returning to the field, Richard Hiatt will make an address on behalf of the team. Coach John Nowald will speak for the high school and coach ‘Shifty’ Bolen of Wilmington College is the invited speaker.”

• Wilmington High School named its class officers: Seniors: President Francis Middleton; Secretary Mary Terrell; juniors: President James Rose; Secretary Maxine Ames; sophomores: President Richard Hiatt; Secretary Roderick Telfair; freshmen: President Roger Spencer; Secretary Edith Richardson; eighth grade: President Joe Brown; Secretary Alice Grogan; seventh grade: President Robert Hiatt; Secretary Vernon Huffenberger.