Ackley World Journal, November 21, 1957

Ackley World Journal

November 21, 1957

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Issue date: Thursday, November 21, 1957

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Ackley World Journal (Newspaper) - November 21, 1957, Ackley, Iowa ACKLEY fROM All OWtLH fetxal uas Scoop Tuesday There was a big run on snow shovels Tuesday when Ackley started digging out after the first b g At left George BartLg and Bobbie Cobje are shown clearing the big drift in front of the World Journal and Strand Theatre At the right the photographer caught a host of shovellers on Park clearing the walks Xmas Seals Now on Sale Miss Priscilla chair man of the Christmas Seal in has announced that boxes have been placed in the three drug stores in Ackley where the contributions may be They may also be mailed to Miss Lau or to Donald Etna township The sale started Novem ber when the seals were mailed out to The proceeds from the Christ mas sale will be as us for the fight against tubercu through health education Listen to Radio if In Doubt if Schools Are to be Open Students and families of stu dents because of a storm or some such are in doubt as to whether there will be school are asked to listen to Des Moines or Waterloo radio Superintendent Robert Formanek states that these sta tions will always be informed if the local schools are to be closed and they will announce the fact on their morning School officials notify as many people as possible by telephone when the schools are to be but everyone who has a radio may SQt the information from The Ackley schools will close on November at for the Thanksgiving vaca They will be closed Thursday and Friday and classes will be re sumed Monday morning as Fluoride Content Of Ackley Water Called Satisfactory A recent report from the De partment of Health states that the water in Ackleys new well con tains parts per million of Fluoride according to local is well within the range recommended by the dental pro fession for the prevention to tooth Studies have been carried on and surveys made on children by the dental profession for ten years and the results have proven very beneficial in communities with a fluoride content in the water sup ply comparable with that in Ack leys new Tests are made periodically to determine whether the content remains at the same which is usually the Local dentists state that fluor ide content in water is essential and that Ackleys supply should mean a great deal to the children of the community in years to LEO WALCOTT NAMED ELDORA POSTMASTER ELDORA Leo Eldora theaterowner and long time chairman of the Hardin county GOP has been named acting postmaster it was announced Walcott takes over his duties on following retirement of Bahne announced his retirement earlier this indi cating that his resignation had been Walcott has not indicated whe ther he will be a candidate for the regular appointment which will probably not be made for several Neil Prueitt Chosen as Ackley Chamber President Neil Prueitt was elected presi dent of the Ackley Chamber of Commerce at the regular meeting held Tuesday evening at the Me thodist Lyle Drew was elected vice president and Avery Herman and Joe Jhucnte were chosen as members the board of The newly elected officers will le installed at a ladies night din to be held in January when a special program will be arranged for the At Tuesdays meeting it was de cided that all names will be re tained in the box for the Christ mas drawings for the four Each person is registered only However he will be eligible tu win every The drawing for Ackley Christ mas Bucks will start December 1 when in trade certificates will be given each Yesterday afternoon tin drawing for 10 10 geese and 15 ducks was held at the band Sam Green on Broadcast The story of his start in the dairy business four years ago was told to Med Maxwell of station WHO by Sam Green on a national the Lets Go Visiting over station WHO at whose 160acre farm is in Butler a mile east and about five miles north of described how edged into dairy ing with a couple of and how by hard work and plenty of blisters he is building a profitable herd of milking His herd is now about the right he and he is now concen trating on improvement rather than increasing the The interview took place several weeks ago at the Farmers Eleva where the two were intro duced by Cal Brizzi and Lowell and was tape recorded for broadcasting at this The Lets Go Visiting program is sponsored by Wayne which Green reported he uses for his Aplington to Play Here Friday Night The first game of the 195758 basketball season will be held Fri day November when Ackley will play Aplington This will be the first game played in the new gymnasium and a large crowd is expected to POLAR BAR REOPENS FOR BUSINESS TODAY The Polar which was re cently purchased by and Marvin is open for busi ness following redecorating and remodeling by the new own The Polar Bar will feature homemade ice cream and light CANCER SOCIETY TO ORGANIZE BOARD One weakness of our Hardin County Cancer Society is organi says Harold Outside of the cam paign which is in the work ers who concentrate on education have been from the Hubbard Com In order to correct an attempt is being made to or ganize a cancer board with repre sentatives from all parts of the Everyone would benefit from this move and more effective educationcould be For this and a review of last years work a county meet ing will lie held at the Hubbard Town Hall at The public is invited and it is hoped many interested persons ill Girls Play Day Held At High School A girls Play Day was held in the new high school gym on Sat urday with 12 girls from 12 from Iowa Falls and 24 from Ackley Clare nee Carney was in charge of the ath letic events which went on from 9 to 4 These were much the same as the games and exer cises of the girls physical educa tion Lunch was served at noon in the This was the first girls Play Day held in and was re ported to be a most successful Five other instructors assis ted with the ACKLEY STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITY LISTED Students from Ackley attending the University of Iowa at Iowa City are Richard son of and Luke Bakka Hugh son of and Gillett Harry son of Seede and Wayne son of Florence Wil all Liberal Arts students John Van son of and John Van and Harold son of and Harold law stu dents and Charles son of and Joe graduate Storm Closes Makes Driving Hazardous Life was getting back into its usual routine in the Ackley area Wednesday morning after a nineinch snow which fell Sunday and Monday had brought many activities to a Tuesday was spent mainly in shovel ling out highways and The wet heaviest November storm in a number of started falling Sunday Miss Mammie King Passes Away Friday continued through the next day and night and on Mon day afternoon and night was accompanied by a high wind which Miss Mammie King died Friday piled it into deep Main at the Lutheran hospital in Hamp ton from a stroke followed by Miss King was the daughter of and James and was born 74 years ago on the farm nine and a half miles nojthwest of where she lived all her Following the death of her par ents she had made her home with her She is also survived by two oth er Austin and Luke of Iowa and Edward of Ack Funeral services were held Mon day morning in Marys Catho lic of which she was a The Father Kress officiated at the Mass and burial service in Marys ceme Recitation of the Rosary was held Sunday evening at the Brandt Funeral Churches to Hold Union Thanksgiving Services Wednesday The four Protestant Churches in Ackley will hold Union Thanksgiv ing Services Wednesday November at in Johns and The Milton Houts of the Church will be the The Thanksgivingoffering re ceived at this service will be for the Christian Rural Overseas Pro DERAILMENT OF CAR STALLS RR TRAFFIC Derailment of a railroad car in Marshalltown Monday afternoon at the crossing of three the and the Great Western and the and tied up all railroad traffic out of there for The first and train to the Hardin County arrive in Ackley after the wreck was at and the northbound mail and passenger due at arrived at about 1 highways around Ackley were not closed but driving was extremely and Highway 20 was closed west of Webster City so there was no through traffic on it until Tuesday Schools were closed early Mon day afternoon and remained closed all day Dick Si cards school on the route northeast of got stuck in the Parents of all but four of the children came for and the four were delivered at their homes by the wrecker that came to pull the bus Bus and1 wrecker did not get back into town until about that Wreckers from all the local ga rages were kept busy throughout the storm pulling in trucks and automobiles which were Rural mailmen did not start on their routes until noon on Tues when the roads had been at least partially The Parents Visitation Night which was scheduled as the meeting for Monday evening was and is now scheduled to be held Monday Novem ber from to weather The Ackley team did not go to the basketball Jamboree in La Porte City Tuesday evening be cause of difficult driving condi Although many plans were in terrupted and many people incon veienced by the early the farmer was the one who was really hurt by as the snow added to the already serious condition the unharvested corn and HARDIN FIREMEN TO MEET HERE TONITE The Ackley Volunteer Fire De partment will be host tonight to Following the business meeting a special program has been ar ranged by the local A lunch will be served following the There is somethingexciting and pleasant about the first big snow storm of the if you havent been caught out in Later on you get pretty tired of the snow and but the first storm brings quite a There is something very cozy about sitting in a comfortable perhaps by an open and listening to the wintry winds Whittier felt it when he wrote Shut in from all the world We sat the cleanwinged hearth Pretty isnt with the fam ily gathered around the fire and perhaps using an old wire basket pop corn pop per And when the big dishpan was the corn was covered with golden melted butter and salted to Or if it was a sweettooth night a big batch of taffy was made and the entire family had fun at the taffy Of this was before the time when we had learned about calories and a lot of fun was spoiled when we found that popcorn covered with melted butter and fine grained taffy were not And being snowbound with popcorn and taffy in front of a fire is quite dif ferent than being in the same condition in front of a You never have time to fix a just enough to grab a coke out of the refrigerator during the commercial Of course if you get snowbound on one of the rare evenings of good pro grams you can get some interesting en The ones we heard were quite running all the way from rock and roll to the old dreamy Even after a program of a bunch of kids dancing to Red Sails in the Sunset came through pret ty We would have had a perfect evening if we could have gotten away right after When You and I Were Young Mag But we werent fast enough to miss the singing Therell be a Happy Tune in the Hen House To ;