Annie Wiley
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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 Cooper hospital.

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

Infant Strangles

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 January, 1942.

Mrs, Beulah A Franks