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La Porte City Progress-Review (Newspaper) - February 15, 1940, La Porte City, Iowa SECTION ONE LA PORTE CITY ACTIVE Volume 70 MEMBER J n 1 Bad Fire at MLE Church Prompt Response of Fire men Is Credited With Saving Church From rious Damage Rapidity with which local men i cached the Methodist church eaily Wednesday with saving that fiom an almost certain disastrous conflagration The men got a of into a blazing in not much more I than two minutes after the sounded and put out the fne before it had climbed into the maze ot false ceilings partitions and old loois where the two parts of the church are joined The fne started in the casing of the door serving thc Sunday school section of the church when a blow torch used by Hartman Kaisei to melt ice from the dooi ignited straw carnei of- the casing by sparrows Mr tried to put out the flames by throwing snow on them but decided after a few moments that the blaze was getting away from him and called a passing motorist to turn in the alarm As thc church is just a block from the fire station both ers on the scene in a few moments and the fire around the casing was put out with a stream from the booster lank on one of engines Firemen then ered that smoke was still coming above the entry and after a short search found a through which they were able to get into a low attic over the church where they extinguished a small iire which had run up the of the brick veneered Firemen said that the manhole through which they reached the second-floor provided the only means of access hon of the churchy which js maze of old partitions old roofs and false floors Had this fire been able to get a few minutes more start it is doubtful they could have got enough to it to fight it ly and the whole attic and roof of the big church would auly have been ablaze in a very short time G D Gaide pastor of th church said the fire loss is cov ered by Coming to Pastime James Cagney's newest starrin Picture The Fighting wi v attraction at th Pastime Theatre where it will be foy Snn As display advertising in this issue of the will C g Next Few Days in this farm deadline L Uiv the be held sale at Brown's sale yards and ale the M Kline Dept Store building soon to be for the use of the Pastime too sales the other One sale is set for Tuesday a Two Wilson Will Be Candidate For Governor Q Governor Makes It Clear He Will Run Again in Speech at Waterloo This Week second on the which not farm Friday February is will Farm Bureau Groups Listed Homer Fike Announce Names of Various Com Members for 1940 following com have been appointed by Homer Fike of Orange township President of the Black Hawk bureau to seive during These men met a few days ago for a luncheon at a Waterloo ea room and a business session at the county farm office at which plans for this year were discussed Budget R lass W R Knapp and M T Humphrey C en C W Dunbar and Arthur King 4-H Boys Yuska Glenn Morns D S Blough A L Forney and Goidon Sanders Mrs Floyd Grimm Services Thursday held at 2 o clock this loo died Tuesday at St hospital of double Mrs Grimm was boin May 25 101 on a faim near La Porte City of Mr and Mrs A W She lived m this com- muniU until her mainage Sept 11 1935 to Gumm at which jime they established home in Waterloo aie the parents m La i tc a Afi s and a half-brother Clint of Mo Road Work Black Hawk Co Board Plans for Month's Program Three -T A Wilson one of the few in loua no hasc not announced their J fo maile it to 500 Republicans at n Lincoln Day at loo Um he intends to run fo in the office of Ins intentions He had accomplish be he told the audience I'm not to myself as a candidate foi Hc i say tonight ul- Farm Women Study Best Types Of Clothing type o shall I an 1 i J Mac Dimmitt ionic at the held in the J J home Tuesday Fob 13 Dimmitt i It all de- on you are the the dainty 01 i Miss Dimmitt in the study line and in dress Each woman's and found m the inter- ung dainty 01 lhc Of which will toloi effects -11 Sportsmen Spear Carp In the Cedar More than Pounds of Rough Fish Taken Pounds at Gilbertville fish pounds of wore in the lines am ave added to their to be in fiom La those who heard of incoln and commendation fo the as compliments foi the Black II county Republican 01 de- Hie selection of clothing size and 01 of action and ColoYs and were uany colois being most those becoming to hei not ie n te Cedar river east of La Porte City Tuesday and Wednesday bv a of local and fiom say that seining of the theie haul au 1300 pounds of caip and other rough f h to game in the The was done here Tuesday by an estimated hundred men boys but on Wednesday the fell off to 30 thc beUville to help with the Vs not found necessary to ut holes m thc river lce Black Hawk county this week approved a thiee months of road surfacing and to include work m 14 townships of the county ine County In The hales starring hon and the and career camp i in Allan Hale and dozens ol on the star good The exception buck private in York regiment m the military one lone series counter ht th i code of The burly top by Alan Hale is and the en- two of them Benton Buys Machinery County Supervisors Let Contracts for in Machinery and Supplies Benton county supervisor have Iet for of Livestock Marketing Commitee worth of new J Hearst Harvey Ing- lumber piling and 5 William TTI culvert pipe It was this s 4-H Gills Committee Dorothy Mis Nation Mis i E Blough Mis J J Hausman and Mrs A s E J Hoppe tho the submitted Raymond ost an use WPA lule must be submitted to officials for approval community who attended A now G E Lovely R W D Cail Kobe Mt MLS M p and Mis ols William Putney nch Harry Schmidt and A J Hai ting Clops and Soils Miller Godfrey Guldager J R Steensgaard Paul and Milford Hilton Legislative and Tax Committee Brown H L Hawk Prank Schmitz R A Heyden and Fiank Kleckner iur approval Only other controversial issue brought up at this week's meet mg was payment of a of 60 submitted by Mildred Langfitt so- cial welfare director and Mrs Minnie Goss investigator for on a trip to a social welfare conference m Mason City month C V Kline of La City objected to payment I out after some debate and after being told that the boaid has bills m the past the item was allowed is B and Mr and Mis C V Aline dinner was by the Black Hawk County Young club with C T President of tlic club Residing W I- charman of thc lican county cent committee a splendid on ham Lincoln and hoi t talks weie given bv Heath of Study of the music ctl followed by a shoit business the hool for women he next school will be uf 00 at W n ri thp of II Drive BUYING FISH President L D Chester of the Fish and Game club hotly denied ru- mois about town that caip speared from the Cedar here this week would the menu for Leine sponsored by the club at King's Friday evening We aie buying fish for Chestor loo is week The counted for of the amount the in t World e v attemPts to re- the characters ese latter while i c thc most they un- The raves Bright Sun Melts Snow Iowa Enjoys Real Thaw As Winter Weather Move Into Eastern Areas Bright sunshine in con to the wintry blizzards be- ng reported this week along the valley and the Eastern board was rapidly eating into the heavy blanket of snow in the La Porte City area this week Thawing have much of the time since day and today Thursday the mercury was edging into the er forties Snow wjs melting idly but apparently most of the water was soaking into thc soil since Big Creek showed little sign of additional flow Skating has been good on thc creek all week until today's er weather The ice is above the level of thp sandbagged and VA LUC Bids on the contracts came fiom ten companies New will include tw push one and one Diesel a Diesel tractor used elevating three yard scoop and a four and a half yard scoop Also included in the machinery W of ues and Fred Gilbert of Slate man A on con- of state by Wilson the Says Film Picture dis- covered dam an snow portion of the Lions clul I much of it is free from ie m 01 fleering Cedar Farm Heads Meet on Monday the AAA and their wives in session on Monday Feb 12 in Waterloo Mrs Elsworth son of the state women's AAA committee in Des gave thc principle address items two pickups a three quarter ton pickup a truck chas sis and a long truck Cow in Fike Herd Makes Pine Record A cow in thc herd of Homer Fike north of La Porte City has completed an official record in the herd improvement division qualifying hei foi admission to the advanced register of the American Cattle club The cow a two-year-old pounds of and pounds of butterfat in 309 days Brown's Transfer Back Into Lead Bi La Porte City got hot Monday night and too two games from Tavern Dysait Oil La Porte City lost three games to Hudson mer cantile now Brown for first place Gilbertville Mil ook three games from launch Hudson putting n third place Peai son's ment La Porte City managed to get two games fiom Gates La Porte City J Dutler Gates Chevrolet rolled high Rams Defeat Orange Five Local School is Largest in This Area Dealing since there was open wa- tci at the of several small along the at which th carp and other had con- the C Williams Oil who Iso has rolled W L Pet Aunt of La Porte City Folks Dies Bunal services were held at in Waterloo ay for Mrs Elizabeth t Clan 78 who died Saturday Pittsburgh Pa Mrs St Clair is an aunt of Roy Hawkins and Mrs W A lanklin of La Porte City Rev C Porter officiated at ie committal services lv 25 638 Transfer 25 Mill 35 493 Chevrolet 33 36 478 parsons Implement 27 30 474 Tavern 32 37 464 Hudson Mercantile 32 37 Lunch 33 435 Father of Local Woman is Buried Funeral sci vices were held last week for GO of Waterloo father of Mrs Harry Frost of La Porte City Mr Dietsch a at the Joh Tractor company died o heart disease at his home in Wa early last week The to thc budget for the local club has ended with it pledged The nica in Falls Hudson La PoiLe Cilj Nev Oi township and of Ceda Falls The Local Boys Get Back In- in the area to Their Stride With 28 committee wishes to Hank UIL follow ing people foi in making it possible to out this L I D D S Blough The spearing ias done under the Auspices of the La Porte City wh Lh CCvc with the of Conservation to 24 Victory The L ic L City high D D- S Blough team defeated G day night on the local floor Herb Tho second team won Johnson J The local club set up a tight de- C1 F- E- T fensc the half and held R without a field goil Peai son M D and Kline tamed thc brunt of the club Ji ton Fled S scoring thc fust half ake a lead Allan and LoV Craft r i wi be con- ducted 10 to 4 o'clock liver here it was an- lay by L D and Starting the second half Change hitting thc hoop and most made up the 13 points they rere behind at thc Maishall cored field goals to spaik the half Thc second team continued ning by 21 points to 14 Read thc Want Ads for The storing uas well distributed the squad The final game of the season will be played on thc local Vinton Imin La FG FT PF ay l s Gairabrant C Don Tulei H Loveless P W Olson Glenn C Abel J H E C L J Robertson P R Many East Bruce People Are Sick East Bruce Mrs Heiman hecl and son Glen Mrs D J T Mrs Hailey and daughter elyn have been Horn flu and mumps the past week Brown and Fleck attended the dance in Dysait Tuesday evening given in honor of Mr and Mrs who were wedded Tohr W M Blough Ralph Blown Gl M For the death of a mule horse and filly George of Albia is suing the Burlington road company for Food Stamp Plan for This Is Still Pending Arch McFarland's Hat in the Ring Arch McFailand Waterloo an- today in a letter to the that he is a for the Republican for member of the state from this county a post he now holds c petition of Black Hawk foi inclusion in the federal food stamp program nd it is now feared that economy moves may so limit thc suiplus commodities program that addition of new cities and counties may prove impossible for some time This county has been working for weeks on the program the direction of County ditor Bailey Barnes and a com- working arrangement has La the Kline Pearson 4 Maishall 3 Brown 0 Sides Sides L Wagner 2 o 2 0 lenn Byam R D W A Franklin n i VV Leo J R Pearson Arnold C Fiank Powers Ralph Mailer M L Guy -i Coff ond Carl Brust Mr and Mrs Er- Nics Lucille Ballheim Hay L City Progress- C A Brust John Dutler rw r Sunday at he Everett Brown J Mrs iv Scamans who is cing in in She s getting along fine but getting of the bed Klar was m Des on business Wednesday ls crt ailment from John Eahn ill for some time is much at this writing Orange 1st Flickinger 3 o 0 Lichty Q I 11 G Ames D Fosse Dan nnn C N Case Cecil Feller Mrs Lou Goudy wC Ci E- Loveless Paul Wienand Cliff Williams Art son Tourist club M H Taylor Veia Stutsman Eva Doris Art Dr W F A T Fred Kampton Ladies Literary Circle fc Helen Fleming E n n Miller Ruth Wasson Clara FG FT PF 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 f s week and Mrs Clifford oy the Walter Weinand thc of the with Glen Scheel and the Willworth children spent Thursday in jec wor formulated by retailers and lankers of the The plan would cover the entire Porte City would bc one of me first smaller the nation to come under the program should the application be approved The application is now jn the hands of federal authorities it is doubted that any action will be taken until congress lias made a definite appropriation to cover the entire surplus foods program Under the food stamp plan sons on relief would be given special stamps good for purchase of especially designated surplus foods from their own grocers and the merchants would then cash the stamps at banks in the county La Porte City FG FT PF Hampton J ruse Q homas 2 Christopher Higgle 1 Clara Mohring Beroen e Mary Scamans is not im- as rapidly as friends Audrey Hulse Is B G B Club Hostess rC HUle was r was oss to the B G B club at a dessert M at club Orange Roussel L o o Entz 2 Peterson 0 856 FG FT PF 1 3 4 0 0 1 0 4 6 11 xv awarded honors was be a six Dutch Treat to be at King's February 26 to Close Thursday Next Week be uay Feb 22 ance of Washington's birthday Black Hawk Farmers Get Aid Black Hawk county farmers re- 000 n i ing 1339 according to an an- ty acting chairman F of the state committee of the federal agricultural vation program Froze Up The cold weather froze up all e in the city water tower at Blanchard last week Joe White broke through the ice on top drained and cleaned out the ice which clogged the pipe under the there is water a rin reeling
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