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Emmetsburg Democrat, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1939, Emmetsburg, Iowa Sold On Its Merits As A Newspaper FIFTY-FIFTH YEAR EMMETSBURG IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1 1939 NUMBER 35 New C of C Budget Set At Labor Day At Celebration To Be Held On Monday A Free Act Program to Be ture of Afternoon and Evening Ball Game Fight gram Dance and Other Attractions Storck and Brodigan To Loras College Harold Brodigan son of Mr and Mrs Patrick Brodigan of south of and Robert Storck on of Mr and Mrs Charles Storck if this city will leave Monday for Dubuque where they will enter Loras college formerly known as Columbia college Both young men are graduates of St Mary's emy and former St Mary's football nd basketball players Since his graduation Harold has remained on the farm with his parents while Bob has attended the Emmetsburg junior college where he was a member of the basketball team You may have the opportunity of eating two turkey dinners this fall but there is only on Labor day and that's at Graettinger The annual Labor day tions date back to a small ning in 1898 at the Wells grove east of Osgood Each year the event has grown in magnitude of attractions and attendance until today it ranks as one of the out- standing events of northwest Iowa The 1939 celebration at tinger next Monday is really ana truly going to be bigger and ter than ever program starts in the morning with what ers might think is a rather tame game of But inside the Graettinger circle preparations for this game are just as intense as those on the eve of a world battle Teams ing the patrons of both creameries will Evergreen field a 10 a m carried prizes are offered The Graettinger school band will furnish music day This band has developed into an lent musical organization The next event of the day is the program ing at This will be repeated again at The evening ance will have two added acts There will be ten acts in the after- noon and twelve at night The speaking program will held at the city park at p m The first speaker of the day wil be the Hon Dean W Peisen from Hardin county The second speaker will be the Hon Nelson former nor of Iowa At 3 p m the Emmetsburg and Mallard teams will plas at Evergreen field Each team has a victory over the other and the Labor day game should be a er This game is sponsored by the Legion At 8 p m dancing will start a the Watson hall and at the completed Legion hatt Swanee's 8 piece swing band will furnish musi at the Legion dance and a good orchestra will furnish music for th old time ball at the Watson hall At p no there wiH be a ing show at the Graettinger punch bowl Spencer promoters are stag ing this event Arne Anderson who arrived from Sweden seven week ago will be one of the headliners He is the heavyweight champion o Sweden Just a week or two ago h scored a three round k o in a u ten round feature at neapolis The promoters are having a difficult time in securing an op ponent for him Graettinger's own Barney Hassel will compare adding machine totals with Ruthven's own Johnnie Goodsen and the long awaited go is no going to be an exchange of love taps Blondie Takes A Vacation will be the feature attraction at thi Hawkeye during the afternoon and evening Dinner and supper will be served by the M E ladies There will be rides of all kinds concessions of all kinds stree shows and attractions of all kinds A merry-go-round and lerris whee head the list of rides It is going to be Labor Day in in grand style Thi business men and the citizens c extend a most cordial welcome to all visitors Ig Constructing a Large Potato House of Km reports that he has Business Houses Close Labor Day Secretary Charles Sproul of the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce informs the crat that all the grocery stores mercantile stores offices and other business places will close Labor Day Monday September 4 at noon The co-operative closing on Labor Day will be done in observance of the an- Labor Day celebration at Graettinger Succumbed During The Deaths of Several Prominent Local People Are cled Their Funerals the past year in Los Angeles was and Obituaries on the Graettinger Times Will Again Attend College in the West Edward Sullivan son of Editor and Mrs John Sullivan of tinger left Wednesday for Los An- geles Calif From that point he will go to Camarillo 40 miles north of Los Angeles where he will attend St John's college Edward was companied to the west coast by Robert and William Sullivan sons of Timothy Sullivan of Port Ar- thur Canada Both young men will also commence their college work in California Edward who spent Ray Carlson Seriously Injured By Tractor Ray Carlson Palo Alto county farmer was injured Monday after- noon while plowing with his er The machine struck a rock in he field Mr Carlson on ground directly in front of it Carlson attempted to get out of its way but it passed over his body causing a crushed left chest a scalp wound several broken ribs a punctured lung and other injuries He is reported to be in a condition Published Community Players Elected Officers At the annual meeting of the Community Theatre group held the last of the week Mr John McDonald of this city was re-elected president Mrs Roy Ryan vice president Mrs Allen Bafley secretary Spies in October Mrs R Heise was named chairman of the ship committee January 23 was selected as the date for the annual public production to be presented in the high school auditorium Enjoying Trip Through Southwest Supervisor and Mrs Lou Phillips and daughters Miss Marguerite and Mrs John T Ryan and their sons Jackie and Billy all of this city left by car Saturday for Fort Scott Kansas where they spend a couple of days with Mrs Phillips sister Mrs Margaret Foy From Kansas they will drive Oklahoma to Texas on a sight ing tour They will be absent for a week or ten days Fined Frank Noonan of Emmetsburg was fined and costs by Judge F C Davidson of Emmetsburg day when he pleaded guilty charges of operating a motor cle while intoxicated The ant is allowed to pay the fine in installments employed on the Graettinger Times during the summer months Two Bullheads On One Hook Believe it or not but Scoop clerk in the Coast store in this city pulled in two bullheads on one hook at Medium lake Sunday ning The fish were of medium size Arthur Birkland Arthur Birkland 45 well known Palo Alto county farmer living three miles north of this ed away at his home Tuesday lowing an illness of some duration Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Bethany Lutheran church in this city with the ter Rev M O Thompson ing He was assisted by Rev man Nelson of Lakefield Minn Music was furnished by the church choir The officers of the church were the honorary pall bearers and the active pall bearers were Marti i Jacobsen Theodore Meling Lewis Egemo Leo In Emmetsburg Lodge Hall ovan and waiter weitzin Burial i Sunday Program and was made in Evergreen cemetery The Foy Funeral home was in charge Arthur Birkland son of the late Mr and Mrs Ole Birkland was born in Palo Alto county on June 1 1894 He spent most of his life hi this He was united in on December 17 1919 to Miss Rena Smith of Wisconsin Mr his K C Initiate New Members married life fanning ty At the time of his death he was the Schroeder farm on Medium lake He was prominent in Farni Bureau and other rural circles He leaves his death his wife Mrs Rena Birkland his two children Kenneth age 12 Arlene age 3 years his aged mother Mrs Martha land in Depew three brothers Joe Birkland Aberdeen S D Tom and Ordene of Depew five sisters Mrs Ellen Nordby Mrs Lena Benson Morris Minn Mrs Minnie Cullen St Minn Mrs Laura Gorden Depew Mrs Dena Donovan Also a large number of other relatives and a large number of good friends John Reese John Reese 77 widely known Palo Alto county farmer passed away at his farm home near Mal- lard Wednesday of test week The deceased was afflicted with cancer and was tenderly cared for by his wife and children until his death Funeral services were held at his Continued on Page Five New Mentor First Call For Players Hustling Bunch of Grid Hopefuls Report to Coach Madden Monday After- noon Thirty-one prospects for the 1939 football team of Emmetsburg High School reported for practice day afternoon at the Emmetsburg H S field With only five reporting for duty Coach Madden new mentor from Fayette Iowa is hoping for the best from his light squad returning ish Randa Kushner P Hand and Goodmanson However Madden predicts a formidable outfit by the appearance of such outstanding former midgets as Nelson Parks Gowans Hoyt Soper Edge Ingle Konsella Hofsted Hanson roll Kerwick Q Fredericksen Max Clark Varcoe and Sheiler The ance of three Houte Kenneth and should also add strength to the 1939 outfit Campney and North trans- fers from other Palo Alto are expected to see considerable action In the conference games this faH With to hta outfit COACH MADDEN Waterloo Courier Back to St Louis In Aircraft Industry and Mrs Wm Scott and their family have been visiting in Emmetsburg several days from Detroit Mich to St Louis Mo where Mr Scott will resume his position as designer and test Banquet in St Mary's Gym Curlew Farmer Visits And Observed Many Inter- esting Things on Western Trip Returned Home on Monday Post Office Moved Into New Building Will Enter St Louis School of Embalming Drive For Membership On Tuesday Clyde Brady arrived home from Los Angeles Calif the last of the week for a visit with his t ents Mr and Mrs Prank Brady j and other Emmetsburg relatives Clyde spent the past couple of T m years in Los Angeles where he held Committees Last Night the Change a good position as cook in a He telis the Democrat ne VV j the west coast However he Business Today A fto go to MO soon a school of embalming Formal f i to enter Dedication i Deports that Bernard i of and Jack of Emmetsburg is now in Los Angeles j where he is employed as clerk in Last evening the Emmetsburg I postoffice equipment was moved from the W G Middleton building on South Broadway to the new eral building directly west of Central Savings Bank building patrons of the Emmetsburg office will remember that today and i henceforth will transact their business in the new location drug store of C Members Plan Big Program for Year To ue Special tions Have Authorized Emil Bley of Curlew ied by Mr and Mrs George Bley of Glenville Minn arrived in Em- Monday following a three weeks automobile trip to Yellowstone National park and er points of interest in the west From Emmetsburg they went to Curlew the home of Emil Bley Mr an appropriate program for need Q he occasion Both United States The formal opening and cation of the new postoffice will be held Saturday afternoon ber 9 Secretary Charles Sproul the Emmetsburg Chamber of Com- 192 and has merce is busy in the matter of ar- j It to De badly an fnr Setting their budget for year at the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce made plans during Jr limping Repair week to put on a drive for 100 per membership among city Monday Jie drive wUl be commenced next improvement to the city Tuesday The men have warer works equipment The Deen named as members of the banks Morse Diesel Engine Com- i membership Jack Edge pany awarded a contract for the 40 h p en- The contract price was Sunday a class of nineteen men was initiated into Council No 936 Knights of Columbus The exercises were held in the Knights of bus haH in Emmetsburg The roll team was in charge of degree The following men were Joseph V Montag West Bend Henry A Montag West Bend vey A Mertz West Bend Melvin W Henry Whittemore Calvin O Ditch Mallard Richard B Ditch Mallard Ralph F Degnan Curlew George C Faber Ottosen Melvin T Dunn Emmetsburg Gerald J and Mrs George Bley returned to Glenville the middle of the week Emil who was in the Democrat office Monday reports that they had a most enjoyable trip They found western highways in lent shape During their tour they visited both North and South kota Wyoming Montana and Kansas They took in the ful sites in the Bad Lands the Hills and the Yellowstone park Mr Bley reports that although farming conditions were rather poor in eastern tana the western part of that state showed every evidence of good crops drouth and Hand Hand Emmetsburg Emmetsburg Joseph T Francis Brien Emmetsburg Floyd W Con- Emmetsburg Robert EL hon Ray J ins Emmetsburg Thomas W Smith Emmetsburg and Garlton C Emmetsburg Following the initiation exercises a banquet and program were held in the TSt Mary's gymnasium A splendid dinner was served cle No of Assumption church In the program which followed Rev J T Fitzpatrick of Sanborn proved a clever toastmaster A short ad- dress of welcome was delivered by Tery Hev W F Mason of this city The principal address was ed by Hon J J Meyers of Carroll who was also a member ol the de- gree team Remarks were also made by Grand Knight Thos Cullen of this city and a few others were called upon for observations Musical numbers included a tap dance by Mary Bernice Cole and Jean Burke There were also thres numbers The Song and the Mighty Lak A and Skipper rendered by the St Mary's high school girls sextette consisting of Gertrude Kirby Evelyn Joynt Marigene Kane Dorothy Neibauer Marjorie phy and Jeanne Berger ing the was furnished by St Mary's high school orchestra Spencer Won Golf Tourney Held in Emmetsburg Last Sunday Local Team Was Second and Third Estherville In a tournament held on the Em- golf course Sunday cer golfers with a score of 737 won the Lakes tournament burg was second with a 744 therville third with 785 and don fourth with 787 Nelson of Spencer and M B Ryan of Em- tied for medalist 66 each of Estherville a 11 The scores of the players were as Ryan 66 Dakotas Wyoming In Wyoming particularly the pests nave done devastating damage They have even destroyed the tato crop Mr Bley was informed that the pests need only one day in which to complete their tion While on the western trip the Bley brothers visited another er Paul Bley who resided at Big Sandy Montana There is some fine wheat in that section many farmers reporting yields as high as thirty bushels per acre The Bley folks experienced good cabin and other during their trip They report that food prices are quite high but bins and hotel rooms were able in rental They paid as high as per pound for butter white milk was generally a pint Gasoline prices are also higher the highest price asked being per gallon The local folks report that they f i few years auxiliary electric motors Guy M Gillette of j haye tQ and Clyde L Herring of Des T t J have been invited to pear on the program but both were forced to decline threatening conditions in Europe which may necessitate their ance in Washington the nest few days Secretary Sproul is at- tempting to secure other important speakers for the occasion but at this time no definite program has been announced The dedication ex- will commence at p m the public is cordially invited to inspect the new building Further particulars about the September 9 mil be in next week's Emmetsburg city with its water but this has proven too costly Health Champ Daughter Mr and Mrs Theo Hermanson of Lost Island Township August 24 v had trouble-free never ping for a tire puncture or repair of any kind Resume Sidewalk Construction Work Work has been resumed on the sidewalk construction program in Emmetsburg A total of men are being employed in sidewalk construction and repair Materials are being furnished by the city while labor is supplied by the WPA Emmetsburg residents desiring new sidewalks OT sidewalk repair can obtain improvement at a re- cost by applying to City Clerk Ida Sands It be remembered that a great deal of sidewalk construction work was completed during the early part of the summer workers were transferred several weeks ago to the construction of the 4-H buildings on the county fair grounds These were ed a couple of weeks ago at a cost of nearly Emmetsburg Redhead In The Select Circle Miss Mary Fordyce Daughter of Mr and Mrs Roy Fordyce Young dies to Get Movie Tests Her many Emmetsburg friends will be pleased to learn that Miss Mary daughter of Mr and Mrs Roy Fordyce of this city was selected Tuesday evening as one of the five runners-up in the Redhead contest sponsored by the Iowa state fair at Des Moines Miss Margaret Leeper 21 of Wa- Iowa was chosen Queen of Iowa Redheads The ment was made by Miss Susan Hayward movie actress while Paul Whiteman King of and one of the judges placed the crown on the Waterloo girl's head Miss per a Gamma Phi Beta student at the State University at Iowa City win be the guest of Miss Hayward in Hollywood Calif for a week after the fair All six girls were given scripts after the Judging and were to them for screen tests which were held Wednesday Miss Leeper's screen test was given be- 4 grandstand Wednesday Robert Kartin Leeper's script The Joins with many span of a few WM 72 Graves 73 Gauck pilot for the Curtis Aircraft Com- extending heartiest con- Spies 75 Richardson 78 Tany Before returning to St Louis tbe to Mr SeoU will spend of work oC tbe in her screen noi be strong ai Xrt be 10 f few in northern Which is to mt fair their rears the that MISS MART FORDYCE Palo Alto Studio Tuesday evening Miss Fordyce at- tended the local public schools graduating from the Emmetsburg High School with the class of 1933 Since her graduation she has been employed as bookkeeper and clerk in the local J C Penney Store Miss Fordyce has proven herself not only efficient and competent in business circles at this place but enjoys popularity among the young social set In this city Ruth daughter of MrJ and Hermanson of Ward Hamilton W P Kerwick W G Middleton Eugene Yeutter Carl Wigdahl Grant Nelson Roy Ryan Charles Spies Earle Beebe Henry Willingham Eugene Cole C C Brownlee and E E Kelly While this year's budget is nearly twice the size of last year's Secretary Sproul of the Chamber of Com- merce informs the Democrat that this year's membership will include all extra collections that are arily made throughout the year so that business people not be pestered by extra solicitations for various events sponsored by the committee This year's program plans to pre- sent a pancake day in a first-class Christmas trade sion movement a winter sports program a summer water carnival a barbecue event for nest year's 4-H club fair and many other while activities It is plan also Pato Alto County Girl's Champion in the county clinic held oh Thursday Aug 24 at the high school building in Em- Her score was 98.1 She was en from a group of eleven girls local club including en Joyce Ruth McKinney Lois Kerber Thelma Marie Lundgren Ruth Hankey Dorothy Goeders Wojahn elyn Haag and Cooklin The lowest score was 92.6 Ruth is 15 years of age and has been in club work for three years In 1938 and 1939 she was a ber of the Lost Island tion team Her three-year record memory book has placed in the blue ribbon group at county fairs for two years Ruth accompanied the Palo Alto demonstration team composed Cathryn Donovan and Dorothy Sprout and their leader Mrs James Dryden to Des Moines on Sunday August 27 She win com- pete with the health winners from the 99 other counties in Iowa Commemorated Golden Jubilee In Services at sumption Church Monday Very Rev W F Mason Celebrant and Speaker To commemorate the golden ilee of the coming of the Sisters of Charity B V M to Emmetsburg and the opening of St Mary's Academy the Very Rev William F Mason pastor of Assumption church offered a High Mass day morning August 28 for all the Sisters who have taught at the academy during the past fifty years For the occasion the high school choir Mass in D Singenberger Offertory o Domina Mea Recessional Festival March Organ Gertrude Kirby Violin Charlene Tatro In the sermon which marked the jubilee observance Father Mason commented upon the wide variety of labors in which the Sisterhoods are engaged emphasizing the importance to the church of the work of the ing Borders The remarkable achievement of church in the United States in acquiring a complete and efficient system of education to the of the Chamber of Commerce to local the county tennis tourney matters The Chamber wants it understood that dues to the are not to be considered donations business and man will that is buying the co-operation of hit fellow in- a united effort to boost our city to keep ifc a good town and to make it a ter town Chamber of Commerce is negotiating for the ft reflector button of three signs On the top of- the sign in will r be in large letters Youll Like the center line win read A Town to Buy In Bank In and Sen In The lower line will read Friendly People Invite The signs will be placed east west and south of i Secretary Sproul informs the Democrat that this year's ships win range from Regardless of the of price aU members of the ber of Commerce will have equal standing and an equal voice in the conduct of its affairs H The local secretary is at present with the city council in an effort to work out the iig problem It has been suggested three or four parking spaces n the middle of each business block oe set aside for fifteen minute ng spaces manner it is loped that Saturday shoppers win an to the business with which they are dealing A fifteen minute parking rule for these spaces provide accommodations for many during the day and evening Each member of this year's O of C will receive permanent signs the property of the Chamber of merce On the signs will also be notice to solicitors that they must see the Secretary of of Commerce for the solicitations or schemes as individual members are to buy from them According to Secretary sandwiches were served ing the 4-H club fair The tee was with buns and 63 roasters of first beet We understand three were a total of pounds of beef pfl the hoof T The 3 Wells residence in the first ward is being remodeled A tM basement be dug i Installed in to other
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