Get 1 more page view just for Liking us on Facebook
We are retrieving your image from the archive...
We are converting your image into tiles...
Ackley World Journal (Newspaper) - June 18, 1925, Ackley, Iowa UME 21 WORM SWEEPS COUNTRY D BIG BARNS ALEXANDER Damage to in Coun try Between Alexander and Chapin Will Reach Housesand Other Buildings Slushed With Ease of an gtonn Swept Clean and Bulk in Less Jhan j I lose escCpcs and exciting ex vesuTted from the cyclone if the country between Chapij jifid in Franklin Thursday and in the village of Many former residents of Ackley and vici nity are residents either of the vil of Alexander or in the country liear by some of these former resi dents sustained injury and lie loss of while others ap1 ieav to have been Fred Heffelmeier and family and and Whitmore and f am among others from this were st Alexander They tell of iroperty that was destroyed and the manner in which some of the people faved themselves from either serious injury or One where the house was completely saw the storm but had sufficient time only o reach the outside on their way to the cellar the house was lev but the frorjt porch to which hey dung was carried into the and the family was taken along with They were covered with timbers nd but not seriously A farm hand who had been in the was putting his horses away le saw flying timbers in the distance nd ran toward the but before ie reached the house was carried way and he started back toward the tarn before he could reach it too iad been He crept under machine left standing in the open nd emerged without a It is related of another who as on the road in an automobile with wo little They saw the storm n the Leaving the citr in the they went into a ly ing flat on the he covered the little fellows with his own and Md fast to the roots of a willow and although the wind blew terrifi and nearly carried him he fnaged to hold The farm formerly owned and oc cupied by Else Dannen and family of almost directly in the eras waa left Ohnsteads Hold Family The Pavkersburg Eclipse notes that wey and Leila Olmstead and moth Earl aoore and family attended a reunion the home of Chris Geyer north New Hartford last The oc jwon was in honor of Geyers seventh There were presentA picnic dinner Pnl t0 the woods near West r and a good time enjoyed Geyer is a brotherof TRAGKWASHMAy ONILLINOJSCENTRAL Traffic Trains Travelers rajtfCl lines in Iowa have less affected by thf heavy rains that have the early part of weeW Wffile southwest and south felt tho disastrous ef fect last central and northeifit Iowa have been flooded this Most serious in Delaware and Dubuquo Passenger trains on the Illinois Central were held up about forty eight hours because of the washouts at Epworth and other points in that Stretches of track from 500 to feet were washed out roadbeds carried away by the current of flood Locomotive Overhangs The big locomotive that the midnight passenger through Ackley last Sunday had the narrowest kind of a close run from at where the flood was The big engine with its cars of passengers be hind reached the brink of the ra vine through which waters of great depth wore and just enough of the weight of the big monster re mains on the track to hold it back from plunging over and into the wa Since the waters have men have been employed in construct ing Fearful that to attempt to move the engine would weaken the 1ttle support that it and plunge it into the abyss that was opened by the rush of the turbulent LITTLEWDHflPPER During the evening u Heman while about in his dur H ram storm ran into ditch ow in the south t i for he was mi minor Sch001 ehurch of the oui and t e atf e Weather was unfavorable a was The sum of and Wore down flom M ttt tho Prcd vi 1 Uersema remained for a Twenty by 80 Charles 19w8 Play to Be Presented Tuesday Evening June A Little ClodHopper is a three act comedy drama that is to be pre sented by the Evangelical League of Peters Grant on the evening of June Following is the program and cast of characters Act Beaivs boarding An evening in The Act months Home of A couple of Out in the Act weeks Same scene as act The man from Blackmail Cast of Septimus Green A young book Meinberg Ocey fresh country pro duct Carl Burkle George Chiggerson An innocent little lamb Duit ChiggersonBoggs His dot ing mama Weber Miss Julietta Splinterville boardinghouse keeper Lauterbach Charmian thinks shes a Janssen little clodhopper from the poorhouse Janette Duit SAFE SOUND SECURE A Good Bank in a Good Ser Good These principles have formed the foundations for many successful This at all has endeav ored to render the best of be Courteous to whether they were our customers or the conservative growth of this institution is ample proof that we have gained the Good Will of the We invite your The Farmers State Special council ha held several special meetings within the beginning with to Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and another this Mostly in connection with street paving mat onyx Finder please return to this Or tele phone JUNE WHOLE FARMERS INSURANCE OF FRANKLIN AND HARDIN Now Has Over Eight Million Dollar Risks and Has Paid Many The report made by Secretary Holmes at the annual meeting of the Farmers Mutual Insurance associa ion of Hardin and Franklin counties held in the companys offices Thurs day showed the associations affairs to be in very satisfactory condition with of risks in force at the close of the fiscal May This figure represents an in crease of since the annual meeting in June 1924 when the com pany had of business in During the past year the assbcia ion was very fortunate in the matter of being called upon to pay only on various claims for The usual assessment made dur the winter has not been necessary thus and the treasurer reported a balance on hand of The secretary states that the cost per thousand of insurance during the past vear was only against an av frage for the last five year period of At the annual election held the same day the following officers were elect ed Wiemer of Rad cliffe vice Iowa Falls Fayette Iowa Falls of Iowa Falls Wiemer of Satch ell of Leslie of and Stotser of Iowa Falls chairman of auditing Ben Bleeker of State Senator of Butler says that the people of Shady Dell school dis trict in Dayton township have com pleted a cyclone cellar for the pro tection of the school children in case a cyclone comes The cellar is built a short distance from the en trance to the and is 4x16x6 Its sides and top are built of concrete of very substantial thick the work and material were all 42 KILLED IN RAILROAD WRECK OTHER VICTIMS IN SERIOUS IN MANY HOSPITALS Dead Have Been Taken to Phillipsburg and Other June toll of the wreck of the Lackawanna and Western emmigrant train near here yesterday mounted to 42 with a score of others in scattered hospitals still in a serious The dead now number 22 in three in Phil eight in six at Dover and three at a Helps to Make A lot of fast driving Sunday sent two or three cars to the repair and in one or two instances the driv ers barely escaped with their It does not make any difference how much is said about fast and careless the newspapers are furnished about so many news items every remarks the Tama NEW OFFICERS FOR IOWA Frank of Dea Elected Commander Senior of of and Junior BIG MONTJH AT CREAMERY Another Oil According to the Sinclair Oil company contemplates establishing an oil and gasoline service station in Ack ley on west Main It is also stated that Ed Breuning will be in charge of the TOOMSENKRUSE Occurred Thursday at Home of Brides The marriage of Miss daugh ter of Toomsen and the late DickJToomsen and Albert occurred at the home of the brides in last Thursday eve Only the immediate relatives of tho two families were present at the the service being per formed by pastor of West Friesland German Presbyterian The assembled company were pleas antly entertained at the Toomsen home that The happy pair left shortly after for points in Kos buth where they have since been visiting with After July 1st they will be at home at and Wilbur Fish of Es are visiting at the Schoeneich home and with other and Fish were re cently married and have made si camp ing trip across country to Atlantic New where they visited They are now on their way back to California where they will make their Fish is the old est daughter of and George formerly residents of Ack Obliged to Use Rock the past several because of the destruction of tracks at Manehestei and Illinois Central passengei trains have been run over the Rock Cedar Waterloo and Cedar coming Train will not be running on schedule before next the Glee The Mens Glee Club of Napervillc Illinois will give a sacrec concert at the First Evangelical Sunday June at 3 oclock No admittance but a silver offering will be YfiGf Sixteen Years M rovensen Will Visit Parents in Heinreich who has at thp home of and Provens during the past ifternoon on and to ho of in Denmark he left as a sixteen years Provensen is instructor of nusic in the public schoolc at Deca and this being vacation it affords him opportunity to his parents and the scenes of lis in He ex pects to remain there during the va ation returning in time for the opening of when the fam ly will return to Prov ensen and the children will remain lere during his On June at the Iusinesa session of the annual en campment of the Iowa Department of the Grand Army of the held at Mason City last Frank of Des was elected commander of Cres senior vice commander of junior vice of Wa medical and chaplain As the convention closed Thursday the final event was the in stallation of and the hearing of committee Delegates chosen to the national en at Grand from the Iowa department of the are Cedar Rap delegateatlarge first district Duns second district John Iowa third district Joseph and Cow fourth district and fifth district George and sixth district eighth district ninth district Rock tenth district Ed Schroed Sioux eleventh BACK FROM COLORADO Kramer Establishes Reputa tion as a Mountain Climber Sees and Visits Former Ackley Resi Large Quantity of Butter Made and Ice Cream in The month of June is always one of the busiest of the year with cream eries it has been an unusually busy one for Hadleys Ackley creamery and with the continuance of hot weather the demands for product of the cream ery are markedly A force of nine people are employed the bosa who easily is good for three or not included in the list on the pay roll at the creamery in various ca June is the prize butter month when grass is best for the pro duction of good butter but in addi tion to the large output of tha creamerys output of ice cream has been large and increases in demand with the hot and more favorable The creamery is one of Ackleys best Change of Time on Several changes in the running schedules of passenger trains on the Illinois became effective Sun but with the exception of train not applicable to this Train west instead of and train due to reach Chicago 30 minutes earlier than A Because Lit leavy rain Sunday of the force of men the street wera GOING TO CALIFORNIA Gresslin Obliged to Seek Milder Climate Family Accompanies The family of William Gresslin Gresslin and the Ward and Robert are expeting to leave within a day or or as soon as in formation is for southern It is not from choice that they are but be cause of the advice of a specialist in throat trouble who came from Des and examined whose throat has troubled him during the past several months and who speaks wich Just how long they will remain in that locality cannot be determined at this but it is the earnest hope of family and friends that the relief sought will be speedily Dur ing the familys absence Gress lins automobile business will be con ducted as with a competent and dependable force of DIED AT fOWA a glimpse of him was caught as he passed through Ack Monday on train on his return trip home to Cedar from and Estes in company with one of his had spent ten days in the greater portion of the Hme being spent at and near Denver and Estes He imparted the in formation to a World Journal man that he was given credit there for having ascended the highest point that any man of his 82 has climbed the high He felt no ill Sunday afternoon and evening he visited at the home of and William Weiland Grace Beach for mer residents of and found them pleasantly located and satisfied with conditions The genial Beach was also at the Weiland home as obligetfto lay Too wet TO TAKlAOUTING Boys and Girls Club Rally Day Pro June Registration Court at picnic Pine county agent club work from a m o th e r s Homer County election of county by Miss Josephine State Leader Girls club Sweet The above is an outline of the pro gram for the fourth annual club rally day in Hardin All club mem bers are urged to attend this gather ing and bring with them their parents and friends interested in club Some fine stunts are being prepared by the various There will be a speaker for the boys and its a sure thing that the girls will not want to miss this opportunity of meeting with Miss Amquist our state club Every club member is urged to attend thia Home From George Roosevelt are from the They and littledatfgh week at to visit his par John Peters Visited Here Frequently Former John Peters of passed away at his home last week the funeral being held on Tuesday of this The deceased was an uncle of Mulder of this city nnd she and mid Fred Levi and ami William Wallbaum drove up Monday to he present at the Robert Ingersoll of who came to attend the funeral of Falb Ruth Marjorie Alt house returned to her home the last of the Cousin of Alt Ingersoll is employed in the Illinois Central railroad machine shops at and to attend to business Roosevelt is reported as well and happy at They are expect ing to return to their home Heinz states that he succeeded in selling two sections of his land at an acre a price that is consider ably under market value but under conditions quite satisfac Locals Played Some of the local baseball have htid no end of good exercise and considerable pleasure from gamea played within the On Tuesday squads captained by the veteran Si the other by Carl gave an interesting ex Close to the Goettela 5olts were credited with four runs to the oppositions DIED AT MONDAY Brother of John Steffen Frank brother of who had made his home with the Steffen but a few weeks went to to the for medical died there Monday The remains were brought to the Steffen home in this city Monday Wednesday forenoon funeral ser vices were held at Marys and his remains were interred in the Catholic DYERSVILLE MAN IS KILLED June 61 years was struck and in 3tantly killed by a Great Western lo comotive here this He waa on his way to work when one train came down the track just after anoth or had passed in the opposite direc He leaves his wife and ten chil Buy and eat Ackley Maid Insist on having JVl i Flag June was Flag American flag because of the fact of its being few flags were seen to Some were sent out to wave and be kissed by the breezes Monday but the day waa the Wttcb date WEEKLY EXCURSIONS VIA One fare plus 25c for the round Half fare for children 5 to 12 yearsof Tickets tn sale Satur day afternoon and Sunday morning wery June 20th to September Travel by train and avoid the crowded Its cheaper For detailed information call on local ticket 21w2 Bruno Lived North of Bruno Weirs had a bad auto acci lent Sunday when his car went into he the car being badly the top windshield broken and one wheel The family was with him but fortunate ly no one was Parkevsburg The Fred Weber family were among the number who drove to Sheffield Sundry to view the storm ridden parts of the country west of that place to
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.