No More Spankings
Camden, N.J., April 12--Four-year-old Ralph Reagan, was soundly
spanked last week when his mother found him playing with matches. Last
night the child crawled onto the back porch, whimpering in agony, but
determined not to cry because again he had been playing with matches--and
his cowboy suit had been burned from his small body. Ralph died today in
Retired Smithy Passes at Home In Versailles
Versailles, Ky., Nov. 25--Melton Edward Bixler, 83-year-old retired
blacksmith and carpenter, died at 4 o'clock today at his home on Macey
avenue after an illness of several months. A native of Anderson county,
son of the late Jeremiah Bixler, Mr. Bixler made his home here most of
his life. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty Quisenberry Bixler of
Versailles; a daughter, Mrs. Eula Dailey of Salvisa; a son, C. E. Bixler
of Versailles and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at
Duell's funeral home with the Rev. A. G. Stone, pastor of the Versailles
Methodist church officiating. Pallbearers will be six nephews, Claude
Bixler, Charles Bixler, Harvey Bixler, Shirley Quisenberry, Roy Quisenberry
and Thelmer Quisenberry. Burial will be in the Versailles cemetery.
- Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, Ky
- Milton E. Bixler, 1858-1940
Chris Brackett, three-month-old ward of the Fayette County Children's
Bureau, died early Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Ben M. Walker, 271
Sherman avenue, the welfare agency reported. Deputy Coroner Aaron Smith
said that death was due to accidental strangulation. He reported that Mrs.
Walker had called the life-saving squad of the city fire department but
that resuscitation attempts failed. The body was removedto Kerr Brothers
funeral home. Funeral services were to be held this afternoon.
Killed In Action
Pvt. William B. Hopkins, son of Mrs. W. B. Hopkins, 306 East Maxwell
street, formerly of Carlisle, and the late Dr. Hopkins, was killed in
action in Italy Sept. 16, according to a War Department message. He was
a pre-medical student at the University of Kentucky when he entered service
in March, 1943, and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.
Bishop Darlington's Son Killed In Action
Huntington, W. Va., Sept. 27--Tech. Sgt. Urban V. W. Darlington,
elder son of Bishop and Mrs. U. V. W. Darlington, was killed in action
Sept. 21 somewhere in the Southwest Pacific, the War Department
informed his widow, Mrs. May Hess Darlington, today.
Sergeant Darlington, 38, was the second of the Bishop's two sons
to become a casualty of the war. First Pilot Officer Julian Darlington,
26, had been reported missing since a bombing flight over the Rumanian
oil fields at Ploesti about Aug. 1.
Bishop Darlington was presiding at a session of the Kentucky
Methodist conference when word that his younger son was missing reached
him. Overcome with grief, he returned to Huntington without delivering
the conference sermon or reading the list of pastoral assignments.
Bishop Darlington said today that the only word he has received of
his younger son since he was reported missing was a letter from his
commanding officer which gave little hope that he was alive.
Sergeant Darlington was born in Huntington and attended Millersburg
Military Institute, Millersburg, Ky. He volunteered for the Army in