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Graettinger Times (Newspaper) - May 12, 1955, Graettinger, Iowa YOUR HOME TOWN NEWSPAPER SERVING YOUR HOME TOWN COMMUNITY VOLUME 19 tA A LTO THURSDAY MAY 1955 Pirates Meet Arnolds Park Nine For District Title Here This Afternoon Tournament Man has announced that the championship game of the district baseball meet being held here this week will be played at today Originally scheduled for Monday and Wednesday nights the tourney games were postponed Monday be cause of wet The Thurs day afternoon date wag made necessary because of conflicts with school activities Thursday night or Friday TEENAGE DRIVERS CLUB TO SPONSOR WAFFLE SUPPER SATURDAY NIGHT The TeenAge Drivers club of Graettinger is sponsoring a bene fit waffle supper Saturday May 14 at the school Serving will begin at and con until or until all are The menu includes sausage and milk or Price for the supper is 65 The public is invited to GOODWILL TRUCK HERE NEXT WEDNESDAY Hodgkin has ed that the Goodwill truck will bo in Graettinger May Anyone wishing to donate articles are asked to bring contri butions to the Methodist parson age Bags arc available at the if for PRIZES Chet Lundgren claimed 100 Bucks in last nights drawing and Arnold Bisgaard claimed Un claimed were Ray Richard Next weeks prizes will bo 25 and 100 Plowing Bees At Halver Riersen Farm Good neighbors gathered at the Halver Riersen farm Thursday forenoon with tractors and plows and plowed about 30 acres of corn and Rierson have both been hospitalized and only recently returned The following men brought trac tors and plows Morgan Gunnar John Leroy Lars Jimmy Carl Henry Lief Ray Rler Arne Clarion Porter Thorson and Ralph The following ladles furnished food for the dinner Bertha Hal Norman Ethel Carl Ras Morgan Clarion Porter Thorson and Arne Dinner was prepared and serv ed by Carl Morgan Bertha Halvor sen and Porter Leave For Trip To Denmark and Jens left yesterday Wednesday for New York from where they plan to fly to Denmark where they will spend about a month visiting relatives and friends In that also of will accompany them on their flight to Sho will visit friends and rela tives In This will be the second visit to his homeland for who came to this country in It will be first visit to The plan to arrive In New York Saturday morning where they will visit with their who is a cadet at West They will also visit with and at West Appleton la the former Linda daughter of and Carl Spies of Graet They plan to leave New York on May 17 on their flight to In an advertisement In this weeks Times who ia If arm Service tankman has announced that Otis near will handle his service calls and duties during Winners 0 First Round Play Tuesday The Arnolds Park and ger High school baseball teams became finalists in the district state baseball meet here this week as Arnolds Park downed Groon 111 and Graettinger squeezed by Ayrshire 43 Tuesday In the first game Tuesday eve ning Arnolds Park and Greenville Rossie went scoreless the first two innings but after that the Parkers capitalized on seven costly errors by their opponents as they piled up a margin of 11 to The winning battery was Robb and Tatman and Kraft and Mills formed the losers In the final game Tuesday the Graettinger Pirates appeared to be coasting to a 41 win over Ayr shire when an Ayrshire rally brought in two runs in the first half of the seventh and the Pi rates were lucky to hold on to their The Pirates scored twice in the once in the second and once in the Ayrshire scored a run in the The first Ayrshire batter in the seventh was safe on an Schmidt then singled and the next two batters were walked by Pi rate Paul Bonstead and two runs scored on a ball 4 wild With the score no outs and runners on first and brother Gary Bonstead came in from rightfield to relieve Paul on the After the runners advanced to second and third Ayrshire attempted a squeeze The attempted bunt was foul ticked into the mitt of the catcher Schnell and Schnell tagged the runner coming Gary Bon stead then struck out the next two batters to end the Paul Bonstead whiffed 15 Ayr shire batters in his stint and Gary Bonstead struck out two in the last Darrell Schnell was the locals Wuebker and Schmidt was the Ayrshire bat FFA Boys Conducting Seed Test Plots By Don FFA Reporter The Graettinger FFA Chapter has been conducting seed test plots in various places In the vicinity of These plots Include various varieties of grasses and The corn fertilizer test plots are located at the residence of Oliva on an eight acre plot on the southeast edge of The various applications In cluded 400 of this is half plowed and half disked Also 200 of 52020 400 of 520 20 and 300 of 2000 200 of 52020 and 300 of One check plot was left with no fertili The beati fertilizer test plots arc located near the residence of Jens In the northwest part of The various ap include 300 of 52020 300 of 101010 along with a check plot with no The Chapter members have 15 oat test eight bean plots and 66 grass and legume These plots are located west of the Wayne Potter These plots are being carried out In cooperation with the Extension Service of Iowa State The members arc also conducting a corn varieties test This will include 27 different varieties acquired from different seed corn These tests are being carried out on a strip of land owned by Pete southwest of The test will bo conducted on lodg ing and dropped The sophomore and Junior soils and crop class Is conducting the following committees Willard Hugh Thompson and Don Jacobson Legumes and Grasses Richard Duano and Paul Bonstead Corn Lowell Bob Zitterich and Gene Twait Fertilizer Don Darryl and Richard Jacobson Oats Eugene Orland Paulson and Den nis Awarded Scholarship Honors Arnette Arnette Thim IN valedictorian of the class of Sho IN the daugh ter of and Earl Karl Erickson of the class of Ho is son uf nnd GRAETTINGER BANK TO BE CLOSED ALL DAY MAY 20 Officials of the Graettinger State have announced that the bank will be closed all day May All oi the county will bo closed that day in order that their employees may attend the meeting of Group Two of the Iowa Bankers association held at that Town Team Plays At Milford Sunday The Town baseball learn is scheduled to face at Milford Sunday in the first game of the season for the locals in the newly formed Game time haa been set for at Manager Bud Craven has an that a practice session ia planned for the locals tonight Thursday at Evergreen The locals downed the Esther vine Packing team 160 last Sunday in a contest at Evergreen Ronnie Gib Steuve and Paul Frick worked on the mound for Jim Jacobs did receiving for the Senior Glass Play To Be Friday Night The Graettinger senior class will present their The Curious at the High school audi torium nt 8 Friday May For details of play and cast see ad in this weeks A brief review of the play is as follows Savage has been left ten million dollars by her and to make the best UKe of in spile of the efforts of up stepchildren to get their on These knowing that the widows wealth is now in and seeing they get hold of commit lier to a hoping to bring her to her In the sanatorium she meets various men Snd who just cannot adjust themselves to people who need the help Savage can In getting to Unow she realizes that she will find happiness with and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of She eventually persuaded to leave the sanatorium and devote all her energies to the administration of her CUB SCOUT DEN MOTHERS MEET MONDAY A mooting of the Graettinger Cub scout den mothers la schedul ed for next Monday evening at 4 at the homo of and Earl All are urged to GRAETTINGER MARKETS May 11 CORN OATS BEANS HOGS Top Butchers Top LOST ISLAND TOWNSHIP COMPLETES CANCER DRIVE Arnold chairman of cancer drive in Lost Island has announced that a total of was contributed by residents of that Volunteer workers In the drive Included the Oppe Dewey Albert Martin Norman Fred Henry Duus and Leonard Bisgaard wishes to express her thanks to the workers and con for their splendid coopera tion in the Karen Wolfe Is Local Candidate For Queen At Jackson Roller Risk Karen Wolfe Miss Karen popular fresh man student at Graettinger High Is the Graettinger candi date In the 1905 Roller Queen con test at the Jackson Boiler Rink In Karen was a basketball cheer leader the past has taken a prominent part In band and vocal activities and Is a member of the FHA She Is the daughter of and Jack Wolfe of The 1955 Roller Queen contest at the Jackson Roller Rink In Em will end June and one of 10 pretty queen candi dates will be chosen as the 1905 Roller This years candidates include Mary Ruthven Sharon Mallard Karen Graettinger Caroline Rod man and Bertha Candidates from Emmetsburg are Darlene Ginger Peggy Johnson and Kathy There is still time to cost your vote for your favorite queen can One vote can be coat at any skating session before June The more sessions you the more votes you can cast for your favorite Tho crowning of the 1955 Roller Queen will take place at the eve ning skating session on June Rink Jack said that attorney James Fay will bo and that jeweler Floyd Miller and attorney John Duhigg will be judges of the contest The 1954 Roller Queen will crown the 1965 To provide entertainment for the queen candidates and their audi Jackson has procured skat ing talent of national prominence from and DOS Graduation Exercises Set For 37 Graettinger High Seniors merchants and pro ever mindful of the meaning of graduation to and appreciative of important place these graduates take in our town and offer their congratulations to the class of 1955 in an advertisement in this weeks A composite photo of the featured in the advertise Rural Mailbox Improvement Week local has announced that the Post office Department has designated the third week in May as Rural Mailbox Improvement Each year the department designates such a week in order to improve the rural mailboxes of the Rural mailboxes are inspected each May by Here are a few pointers for Week Soo that posts are securely not leaning and that box is fastened Replace obsolete box if it is hard to get mail into or if it is hard to see into it for letters that you want Name should be printed on side of box which carrier approaches or on front of box if several box es an closely grouped It in a big help if several boxes aiv neatly anil closely placed on a plank extending between two Bottom of box should bu inches above roadway and should be on an arm extending out away from the in such a manner that it can be easily with all obstructions Including unow and parked cars promptly remov Fill ruts with crushed rock or broken brick or Drive your own car up to your If you can easily reach your mail from the wheel of your reaching out live right hand side as the carrier is re quired to then the chances are that your box is pretty well locat But better talk to your carrier about the proper and the correct Your carrier serves this box 305 days every If it is cor It lightens his work and saves him time HO that he can more quickly servo other patrons farther along his route and saving his time can save the Government This will be for with the rapid development of housing on the work load of most rural carriers has more than doubled In the past few Your mailbox Is the front door to your Since it ia usually in front of your Its neat appearance will add consider ably to the neat appearance of your Ruts and post painted a few flowers planted behind OUR WEATHER The of an inch of rain that fell here early Monday provided a much needed boost for newly seeded garden and grain which was in full swing late last was halted by the rainfall but farmers were back into action again Tuesday putting in the A large percentage Of this corn is planted at this date and the oats crop looks good at this early Temperatures took a dive from last weeks readings to a reported cool 21 degrees at Spencer Sunday there were no reports of frost In this A warming trend began here HOSPITAL NEWS May 5 at Holy Family hospital Theodore Oleson of Wall medical care Miss Garnet Reekers of May 6 at Holy Family hospital Ethel Wilson of medical care Kenneth Kruse of medical May 7 at Holy Family hospital Dee Ann Hurd of Graet May 10 at Holy Family hospital Frank Moyer of Graet medical care Adolph medical Sunday And Commencement Exercises Tuesday Graduation exercises will ho held next week for 37 seniors of Graet tinger school in the final week of school for the class of Arnette Thim is class vale Earl Erickson is class Gerald Hals man is class and Ro berta Simonsen is vice president of the 1955 services will be held at the High school auditorium Sunday May of Immaculate Concep tion will give the bacca laureate Hod of the Methodist will give the invocation and benedic Musical numbers will bo presented by high school David associate professor of Religion and Philos at Iowa State Teachers col Cedar will give the commencement address at the ex at the school auditorium on Tuesday May The commencement program also includes numbers by the High school invocation by benediction by Soren Welcome by Earl and Farewell by vale Arnette Present ation of the will be made by Manchester and school board president George Twait will pre sent the and in strumental groups uf the high school will also present numbers on the Class Roll Gary Alger Martin Gary Orland Bonstead Ronald Duhn Earl Erickson Annette Fry Mao Galbraith Gerald Halsman Kathryn Hamilton Claudia Ann Mary Ellen Hereim Lovice Jacobs Jensen Darrell Wayne Johnson Duano Ernest Eunice Lommers Curtis Larson Maxino Martinson Eleanor Montgomery Margaret Ann Munson JoAnn Paulsen Luella Louise Potter Pearl Ann Reeves Phyllis Ann Joan Schany Darrell Schnell Roberta Simonsen Betty Speck Arnette Lucille Thim Shirley Ann Thu Theresa Tindall Tonderum Paul Winter Doris Young Sally Zitterich Prom Monday Night The annual Prom will be held at Graettinger High school Monday May Dress will be formal or Alvin Pricks orchestra will Everyone Is cor invited to LEGION AUXILIARY PLANS DAV HERE MAY 28 The ladles of the Graettinger American Legion Auxiliary aro making plans for the annual Poppy Day to be held here in Graettinger May Volunteer workers will sell poppies during the day and FARMERS COOP BOARD REELECTS OFFICERS The board of directors of the Graettinger Coop Grain hold their Sat night and reelected the of of the Reelected were Pete Frans Swan vice and Thomas Other mem bers of the board Include Henry Elmer Elmer Mas ters and Forrest
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