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Sumner Gazette (Newspaper) - July 20, 1967, Sumner, Iowa First National Bank names new directors The First National Bank of Sumner has announced the elec tlon of three new members on the board of Newly named to the board are James who was elated to fill the at the recent death of Stev en Reuter and elected to bring the board to a full complement of eight All three have been active in community and civic McAloon has served on the Commercial Club and Commu Club boards and as dent of these He Is a former chairman of the con of John American Lutheran a former member of the Sumner teer Fire Department and is presently a director on the Sum ner Development He is a Sumner High graduate with the class of who graduated from Sumner High School in is a veteran of World War has served as chairman of the John Lutheran congregation and church He is a former president of the Commercial a member of the Sumner Fire past president of the Rotary Club and has va rious other He has been President of the Hillcrest board since its He is of Harms Insur ance and Sumner Realty who is presently the president of the Sumner Rotary and Chief of the Sumner Fire was a graduate of Sumner Highs class of He is a former Sumner Council was a former member of the Commercial Club board and served on the Church John American Lutheran He had six years service with the US Marine Corps including three years of active Edmund Ommen died Tuesday at Sumner Hospital Edmund retired farmer of the died at July 18 at Sumner Community Memorial following an extended Funeral services are set for July 21 at 2 at the John American Lutheran with the John The casket will be taken to the church at by Emer Funeral Fam ily prayer services will be held in the Parish House at Interment will be in the church north of Edmund Frederick Ommen was born August 1899 at the son of John and Ella Bendtschneider He was united in marriage with Evelyn Zieske on April 1931 at Pauls Lutheran Surviving are his Eve lyn six Paul Eick of Mary Darwin Strempke of Leon Lease of Phelps of Mason John Clark of Iowa and Clarine at home two broth Alfred of Monticello and Gerhardt of Langsworthy one Elsie Oltmann of Monticello and 16 Besides his he was preceded in death by two Duretta Gitch and Pauline Thompson and one Fire called to Ross Woods home Sumners Volunteer Fire De was called to the Ross Woods home at about where fire was burn ing in the garage behind the Woods Several rafters were burned through in the blaze that started along one side of the overhead storage Although cause of the fire was not definitely it was considered possible that it started from a build up of heat in the heavily Insulated area just under the roof of the build HEILO WORLD MELVIN HARMS JAMES McALOON 29 fiREMER JULY 1967 SUBSCRIPTION PRICE Sumner Ridiculous Day is Friday Edward 79 lifetime resident of this dies STEVEN REUTER Good neighbors aid Fredericksburg farmer Friends and relatives gather ed at the Lorenz Albrecht farm on Tuesday and Thursday to cut and put up 45 acres of has been laid up for three weeks with a sprained Mowing on Tuesday were Art Joe Lloyd Paul and Harry John Helping on Thursday were Art Joe Paul Glen Paul Reynold Lloyd Bob Truman Harley Eve rett Bob Carl Ronald Rodney Jim Randel Boe Virginia Jack Albrecht of Edgar Al brecht of Bub Melhe of Lome of New and Larry Hll gendorf of Food was brought in by the neighbor Helping In the kitchen were Leona Wanda Joyce and Grace Edward retired of the Sumner Lockers and a lifetime resident of this died Sunday July at Sumner Community Memorial He had been hospitalized one day prior to his Although he had been in ill health for some death was attributed to Ehlert formerly owned and operated the Sumner Lock er plant here and more than 30 years ago had owned and op the Sumner Ice He was born 1888 in Bremer the son of Will iam and Dora Pries He was united in marriage with Lydia Buhr on 1914 at Buck Surviving are his Lydia a Dena Allenstein of Sumner a bro Henry Ehlert of LaPorle City and three Martha Stroschein of West Un Hulda Waskow of Sum ner and Emma Zierath of Besides his he was preceded in death by a Harold in a Dona 1 in 1947 and six Funeral services were held July 19 at 2 at John American Lutheran with the John The casket was taken to the church at noon by Emerson Milnes Funeral Family prayer service was held at at the Parish In terment was in John Ameri can Lutheran Cemetery north of 1957 SHS graduates hold I reunion Sumner Community High graduating class of 1957 held their Tenth Anniversary Reunion last week with dinner and dance at the Riviera Ballroom and dining Janes ville on Saturday night and a family picnic at the North Woods Park on There were 77 people at the Saturday night including 41 members of the The 1957 graduating class had 73 The class member who tra veled the farthest to attend was Dora Lee Frisch of Washington who came a distance of 1900 There are three mem bers of the class who have been married ten but the long est according to cal endar date is that of and Luvern of is the former Lu Etta Nuss of There were four couples with four which was the most of any of the class mem One member of the Ronald is Approximately 25 members and families attended the Sun day family picnic at the North Woods High School Band to present concert The Sumner High School under the direction of James will present a Pops concert Friday evening at The which will be a part of the Ridiculous Day festivities will be held at the intersection of Main and Carpen The music will be light and including such numbers as Music Music to Watch Girls Hello My Look Me My Fair Yankee Doodle Green Leaves for Sum No Matter What Days of Wine and and many Council approves budget estimate with tax increase Sumners City In their regular midmonthly meet ing Tuesday voted down a last minute effort to reduce the properly lax levy proposed in the tentative budget for the coming and by a one approved the budget subject to the hearing to be held August Although the Council had al ready unanimously approved the budget proposals for the com ing Councilman Claude Tuesday ques the need of raising the tax levy almost to the allowable limit of 30 which will be approximately a four mill in crease over the past His efforts to reduce the levy in the budget estimate was de and the budget was ap proved for publication on page 7 of this weeds Sumner Gaz ette and the date set for August 1 In other the Coun cil granted a cigarette permit to Freds DX and a beer and cig arette permit to the Rite Spot The Council approved posting of speed limit signs in the city limits on several includ ing North North Di vision and North Railroad Streets A proposal submitted by the City Park Commission to acquire a tract of land lying northwest of the Intersection of Division and Fifth Streets was It was the plan of the board to clear the undergrowth from this area and to make it a small Next regular meeting of the City Council is set for Tuesday FFA MEETING Regular meeting of the Sum ner Future Farmers of America Chapter will be held Thursday July starting promptly at 8 All prospective mem bers are encouraged to Swine judging workout will be held at the New Hampton Swine Testing All Fair entries must be turned in to John Scott no later than Mon Larry born July at the Sumner Community Memorial Weight 8 10 Parents are and Martin Wint Christopher bom July at the Sumner Community Memorial Weight 7 11 Parents are and Thomas Shop Sumner Stores and Savel Farm building damaged by flames FFA DRAWING CAR Two cars to be given away Two cars will BO to some lucky Individuals at drawings to be held on Ridiculous The 1956 donated to the Sumner by Lande is a similar to the one stared a year Drawing tickets can be obtain ed from any member of the organization on July The drawing will be held at the Ball Park at 9 Fri The is the major attraction In a pencil selling project to be conduct ed on Ridiculous Days by the JAYCEES DRAWING CAR Sumner This bile was donated to the organi by Walker Motor Purchase of an FFA pencil will entitle the purchaser to one ticket for the the which will be held Friday Jaycee Ettes plan to restore old clock in Bakery tower Sumners Jaycee Ettes have adopted restoring of the Sumner town clock in the Sumner Bakery as a project and will accept any and all contri butions to the Restoration To kickoff their fund the Jaycee Ettes will attempt to build a block of dimes on First Street during Ridiculous July A railing will be installed a full block long and each dime contributed to the fund will be It is hoped that most of the block long railing will be covered on giving the Mired lell injured by tractor Alfred of Sumner severe internal chest injuries and facial cuts day when a tractor ran over her as she attempted to rescue her Daniel from the seat of the The accident occurred at about fi at the Zell was hospitalized with eight fractured chest inj uries and lacerations on her after the wheel of the tractor ran over She reportedly had stepped in front of the rear wheel of the slowly moving tractor and had pulled the key out of the igni tion when the wheel knocked her to the ground and the mach ine ran over The tractor had been parked in the farm yard when son of and John Sud ler of Cedar climbed on and somehow got the tractor started and in Two other grandchildren ran to the house to tell Zell what had hap After running over the tractor continued to coast un til it hit another tractor The Sadler youngster was not organization a good send off in their clock restoration It is the plan of the to have an electrical rewinding mechanism installed on the Other organizations had attempted to keep the clock running in the but be cause of the difficulty in reach ing the winding this was always only a shortlived An antique clock repairman from Minneapolis has been con by the Jaycee Ettes and will come to Sumner to do the actual restoring and installing the electrical winding equip Regarding the Jaycee Ettes newly adopted Leo retired owner of Wescott Winks Produce of in a recent letter to the organiza wrote It comes to notice that the Jaycee Ettes are pro the reactivating of the venerable town clock above the Volker Bravo Person I remember when the building was erected and the clock by the late the towns pioneer banker and as I so well its leading He did much No Summer School on Ridiculous Day Summer school classes will not meet on July be cause of the Ridiculous Day Parade in the Classes will resume on Mon day July 24th at the usual Letters have been sent home to parents regarding a confer ence day and It is hoped that parents will avail themsel ves of this opportunity to discuss their childs progress and learn ing experience with the teacher at the time If for some reason this time is not parents are urged to call the teacher for another time and date that win prove to be suitable to both parent and for the community and its To place this clock back in use will be restoring a land mark and will be a public ser It will add much to the streets and prove the existence of a community unwilling to permit its public facilities to just fade quote of the late McAr You are pushing a noble and worthy And I wish to both yourselves and the Jaycees itself in your not only in this undertaking but along with other public It is this push and energy that moves a community forward and a community never stands still it moves forward or back More power to you In this clock Im cer tain that our pride of community con scious citizens will not only ex tend but will be found eager to lend a generous hand Anyone wishing to make direct contributions to the fund should contact Roy Post or Richard Smith of the Jaycee ICE CREAM The and Luther Lea gue of Hope Lutheran Church of Westgate will jointly sponsor a lawn supper and Ice Cream Social on Sunday July from to Everyone is Former Sumner woman dies at Former Sumner Grant Ruth died July 12 at a Funeral services were held Sat with burial at was a Past Matron and current member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Sumner and an associate er of the Sumner Culture She left Sumner in the early Tractor pull contest planned by FFA boys Sumner firemen were called to tbe Erhardt Haar farm at about 3 when this a former moved to tbe started to The on tbe roof of Uie apparently started by sparks from a pile of corn bucks being burned on tbe ground Only tbe small patch on the roof wae damaged by tbe lira Haar and volunteers kept the fire tinder control with buck ets of water and a small hose until firemen This is not tbe home place of tbe but rather Is the form er Nuss miles south on the County Hue and half mile The Sumner FFA Chapter will sponsor a Tractor Pull Contest just south of the City Parking lot off starting at This contest is open to all farmers of the Weighing in will start at noon and all tractors will be weighed by Entry fee will be for each tractor and tractors may be entered in only one Tractors must be owned by the farmer entering the and entry will be made at Schult Son elevator be tween 12 oclock noon and Weight ticket will be attached to the All operators must be 16 years of age or older and must be weighed on the tractor at the All tractors must be standard factory No custom jobs or specially built tractors will be The drawbar must be standard with a mini mum height ol 14 inches and maximum height of 21 Three point hitch drawbars will be taped in a set If the tape is broken during the the tractor will be Only standard agricultural tread will be All weights must be securely fastened to the tractor and must not extend more than 12 inches forward nor farther back than the The referee will determine when front wheels are too far off the ground during the A pull must be made without changing except to No gear changes will be made after the first ten feet of the pull is There will be four divisions in the Sunday contest including A tractors weighing pounds or less B tractors weighing to pounds C tractors weighing to pounds D tractors weighing to All tractors must be before the starting time of There will be an entry fee of for each tractor in each If fewer than 20 tractors are the prize money will be If fewer than five tractors are entered in any one then the prize money will be prorated for that The contest will be limited to a total of 40 Prizes will include for first place for second and for The referees decision will be No entry fees will be re funded if tractors and operators are disqualified for unsafe op around or on the A brief meeting will be held just prior to the Light trac tors will be pulled If there are any questions re garding the questions should be directed at the FFA Officers Pat Bernard David Mike Mitch or Steve event features bargains and fun for all Another big day of fun Is planned for everyone who will attend the annual Ridiculous Day event schedule for July 21 in This annual sponsored by the Sumner Commercial will feature a parade in the along with selling of merchandise at ridiculous prices from sidewalk a horse show in the afternoon and two softball games at James president of the Sumner Commercial Club is extending an invitation to every one to come to Sumner for a day of to pick up some great bargains and to en joy the various activities pro The days events will open with the parade at Led by the Boy Scout colors and color guard and the Sum ner High School it will feature a kiddies mer chants in ridiculous costumes and the horses that will be par in the Horse Show Friday There will be three cash prizes for second and third places in each of six divisions of the kiddie section of the Prizes will be and The six categories will in clude bug novelty ages and novelty ages All youngsters 12 years of age and under are eligible to par Other parade the merchants in costumes that will be just as Ridiculous as the name of the day implies and the contingent of As is indicated on the map in the Sumner Commercial Club the parade wlU start at the city parking just Street west at Sumner Municipal Light It will move west along Street to Guilford turning north on Guilford Street to First Street and then east on First Street for three blocks to Pleasant At Pleasant Street it will turn going one block to ond then turn back west along Second Street for twa blocks to Railroad At Super Valu parking the kiddies division will be judged and the winners names The prize winners will then continue on back to First Street to the mid dle of the block between Rail road Street and Carpenter where prizes will be All entries are reminded to remain until judging is com Also all of those who participate in the kiddies divi sion of the parade will receive a free a gift of the Sum ner Commercial The Sidewalk and Street Sale is slated to begin at Two blocks of the business dis will be blocked off and no motor other than those in the or those on will be allowed in this This will give merchants the opportunity to display mer and set up as well as allowing merchants in outlying areas to bring their merchandise downtown if they Although there is no definite information available at this time on the number of horses ex to participate in the Fri day afternoon there has been a rumor circulating that there could be as many as Inquiries have been received from as far away as Waterloo and Elkader and there are a large number of horses in the immediate Sumner area that may be expected to There will be two divisions in the Halter classes including Class Foal and Class 2 There are 13 divisions in the working classes including Farm riders 13 and under open Pole open 16 and under 16 and under 17 and over Ribbon open Ladies Western 17 and over Jumping Figure open Mens Western 17 and over open Texas Flag open and Musical There will be a 25 cent en try fee for each event entered and trophies and ribbons will be awarded to winners in each The announcer will be Ken neth Dopp and the BUI The sponsored by the Bar None Saddle Club will be held at the Ball 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