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Akron Register Tribune (Newspaper) - March 2, 1944, Akron, Iowa VOLUME 57 MARCH 1944 NUMBER 30 TWO ELECTIONS TO BE HELD HERE IN MONTH OF MARCH Annual School Election On March 18 And Town Election On March 27 March is the month of local elec First will come the annual election for the Independent School District of on March from 12 to 7 when three directors will be for terms of two and one years also a treas a twoyear the polls to be open at the public school The members now serving in the po sitions to be filled are Otto Fred Claesson and Grant Another opportunity for local voters to exercise their franchise will come at the biennial municipal election to be held on March when a five a treasurer and an assessor are to be Of thepresent five Bernard Ernest Lucken and Arnold been induct ed into the armed The other councilmen whose terms expire are Calvin Andersen and Walter while the mayor is Ralph the treasurer is W Mellen and the as sessor whose terms ex this PRACTICES TO BEGIN FOR UNION EASTER CANTATA PreJEaster uniorj services will end with the presentation of an Easter cantata by Roy by a union choir composed of the church choirs uel Baptist and the direction of Miss Lorraine Regular prac tice will be held Wednesday evenings and special practices will be an nounced at a later Announce ment of place of practice will be made next All those desiring sing in the get in touch with their own choir di rector March AKRON TOWN BASKETBALL TEAM PLAYS IN SIOUX CITY Akrons town basketball team is playing the tournament at Mprningside college Sioux this In thefirst Akron defeated the American Serum of Sioux 31 to and in the sec ond round trounced the Army Air Depot 52 to In a semifinals game with the Sergeant Bluff team Wednesday Ak ron 37 to In the finals the Sioux City Air Base team defeated Sergeant Bluff in a redhot to to cop the TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Sunday school and Bible class at 10 Divine worship 11 The Luther League will meet Thurs March with and Al bert Heubner The third Midweek Lenten service will be held on Wednesday March beginning at 8 o In the Lenten season as we recall the Lords bitter suffering and death for the sins of the tfe are stand ing on sacred The Spirit of God takes us by the hands and leads us into the very presence of the Holy He draws back the as it and allows us to see with our own eyes our Lords sorrow and suf He suffered so intensely that He wanted the comforting presence of His Couldnt you watch with me one hour We ask you this same this Lenten Can ye not watch with me one hour And they came to a place which was named and He saith unto His sit ye while I shall And He taketh with Him Peter and James and and began to be sore and to be very heavy and saith unto My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death tarry ye and Mark 3234 We welcome you to worship with OHATSWORTH Pastor Sunday school at Dfvine worship p The Ladies Aid will meet Friday in the home of Orval The Luther League will meet Fri with and Albert Hueb ner We welcome you to worship with FIRST CHRIST Sunday Bible school at Preaching service at 11 LOCAL NEWS NOTES Akers was a Sioux City visitor last Nettie Hilliker and A BORN and Orville Montgomery northwest of at Akron February A to and Leonard Elk March A and at Hawarden March A to and James tu A v u uuu u ttuius of atAkron February LEGION AND AUXILIARY NOTES Regular meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary will be held Tues day March at the home of Adams and Nettie Anderson will be host iASTEPApDRIVE MARCH 7 Scouts And Pupils Of School Will Cooperate In Making Collection There will be a Waste Paper Drive in Akron next March sponsored by the Cub who will be as8JBtedin tile effort by all the pu pils the Housewives are requested to coroperate collecting and maga cardboard be fore ijifxf Tuesday and have same in In homes whereno children Attend the porfih or handy it be the Waste Paper Djrjye for the ben efit of This is worthy cause and pedpjle are urged to coop erate asj well as to help the national shortage of Large amounts of paper are necessary in the effort of Burket were visitors in Sioux Hamilton Farmers will meet in the Ralph Fick bphm home Monday March Regular meeting of Vesper 61 Friday March at 8 Initiation and bal Morris Vanberg has gone to Clin for a visit with relatives before going to where his wife is now George Ahrens and family moved from southeast of Westfleld to the Muth northeast of which he bought several months of a brother of Harold west of passed away in a Sioux City hospital a few days at the age of 60 Miss Charlene of San Di came Monday to visit her brotherinlaw and and Walter and other relatives and Abe Silverberg is spending this Week in Sioux Falls with his Philip stationed at the Army Air and who may be trans ferred to another location and Gene Ogden have been visiting his and Ray and other relatives and He is in the Army Air Corps and stationed at West Palm left Saturday for a visit with relatives and friends at her former Her and recently moved back there from and stopped here for a brief visit in the Hastings The Akron town basketball team will play the Swift from Sioux in theold school gym here Friday this at a game here Wednesday evening of next March Ak ron town team will play the Cusack Laundry a fast and classy col ored aggregation and champions of the Recreation league of Sioux Both games will be well worth of made a brief call in Akron last Fri day afternoon in the interests of his candidacy for the Republican nomina tion as senator from the CherokeeIda Plymouth district in the Iowa legisla at the June primary present State ative from Cherokee reports that his just is being very well received in Plymouth as well as the other counties of the DEATH SUMMONS PROMINENT FARMER OF AKRON VICINITY John McMahon Had Lived Here Since 1905 Funeral Rites Tuesday John a longtime res ident of Plymouth passed away February in the Akron from complica tions of at the age of 70 years ind 11 He had been in failing liealth for some John Martin McMahoh was born at Iowa February where he grew to manhood and receiv ed his Later he went to living there sev He was united in marriage with Miss Annie Seldon at Wood stock on May In 1905 they moved to Akron and he has been en gaged in farming near here ever Six sons and three daughters came to bless their One son died in He leaves to mourn his departure his Annie sons and three of Akrdn of Iowa of Pier Iowa in the stationed in the Aleutians Ev erett of Florence and at and ten grandchildren by four sisters and two Anna of Harpers Iowa Sister Mary Sister Mary Divodica and Cecelia of Iowa Joe of and of Harpers They have the sympathy of the community in their McMahon was a devout mem ber of the Catholic a kind and loving husband and a good neighbor and In the commun ity where he had lived so many he will be greatly missed by all Knew Funeral serviceswere held Tuesday morning in Patricks Catholic Father Ernst offi Interment was in the Cath alic cemetery BIG SIOUX RIVER GOES ON EARLY RAMPAGE Starting last the Big Sioux river went on an unusually early ram page as a result of heavy rains over a wide scope of territory to the The river water rose rapidly Friday and Saturday and reached flood stage Sunday and getting out of banks and covering adjacent low Ice carried down from per reaches of the stream formed gorges in places and held the flood wa ters back Communica tion with the South Dakota side by vehicle was cut1 off Monday and when the water in the river reached peak which was approximately feet above low wa ter A new dike on Julian TALKIE CHATTER Norka Theatre Features For The Coming Week A varied program of talking pic ture entertainment will be presented at the Norka Theatre the coming consisting of a a west a mysterydrama and a On Friday and Saturday March 4 and the offering will be Mystery To add new interest to her weekly radio dramatiz ation of unsolved a lady col umnist promises her listeners an add ed thrill by solving the next weeks This involves her in two mur ders and she stands danger of los ing her life before she carries out her promise to her1 Trappings and trimmings of a suspenseful murder mystery are hung on this and the result comes out good fare in any situation where mystery or murder is the Elements of guess and shadow are used to good advantage in building tension and eerie Leading an excellent Rutli Terry does one of her most realistic bits of ably abetted by Frank Albertson and Mavy gets over both com edy and fear in striking Sup port by Nils Wynhex Alice Fleming and Francis Pierlot helps give the picture Fea ture 2 on the is a west Sagebrush Tim Holt in the leading The attraction for Sunday and Monday March 5 and will be a musical The Gangs All with Alice Baker and Car men Miranda in the leading roles and Bennie Goodman and His Orchestra being A out cele brating on the eve of his embarkation for meets a nightclub singer and becomes engaged to though he is already engaged to a girl picked for him by his folks back Com plications arise when he but farm and some others were damaged by the surging but the flood came too early to do any crop The stage of water began falling slow ly but gradually IRETON BOYS AND GIRLS TO PLAY FINAL GAMES HERE The Akron High school boys and girls basketball teams will play what will likely be their last games of the season on the home floor next Mon day March when they will have the strong Ireton High boys and girls teams as The Akron teams have each lost two games to Ireton in the regular seasons and the Akron girls also lost a close contest to the Ireton girls in the re cent Sectional tournament semifinals Both the Akron boys and girls teams feel that they can beat Iretoii and this will be their opportunity to prove The games next Monday evening will no doubt draw a large Local turn out and help boost for victory for the home teams in these final games AGED UNION COUNTY FARMER RECEIVES FINAL SUMMONS Charles a well known and highly esteemed resident of Union passed away at his farm west of on Feb ruary at the advanced of 89 Hehad been in failing health since he suffered an attack of flu several weeks his Mrs Naomi in her An obituary will appear in these col umns next Funeral services were held this Thursday afternopn in the Pleasant Hill church and interment the cemetery Buy Victory StampsBonds everything is ultimately worked out to a happy The cos color and staging are magnifi cently Actually breath taking in their kaleidoscopic and pan oramic some of the numbers tax the eyes with offlow ing colors ana There are no song stylists today who can approach Alice not only puts over the but puts it over to each ona of her auditors Her na tural loveliness and acting ability the picture its effective ness and On Wednesday March is presented the Crime Doctors Strangest with an ex ceptional comprised of Warner Lynn Reginald Den Barton MacLane and Jerome Called in to solve the murder of a wealthy retired real estate oper Warner Baxter finds the home filled with Suspected of the crime is a young exconvict who bad been tried for a similar The sleuth clears up the old and the new An added attraction will This is PLYMOUTH SENDS ITS LARGEST GROUP IN SERVICE CALL PreInduction Exams Held at Camps Crook Dodge Many Reclassified county sent its largest contingent in one draft call in this war to Fort Thurs day evening of last for prein duetion physical There were about 100 men in this most of are prePearl Harbor athers who have until recently been n Class Fifteen of the mencall ed from this county were ordered to report to other boards and three were ransferred here from other Phe men successfully passing the jhysical test are subject to call after wentyoue Men who went in this group for the hysical examination at Fort Crook last Thursday evening from the Ak ron and Westfleld localities were Gerald Alan Richard Carl Edwin John Philip Lyle Ernest Albin Levi Clarence Joseph Arnold Donald Elk Farrel Charles Westfield Patrick So far as all the above mem METHODIST OHUEOH NOTES Some men blame the preacher be cause their conscience tells them the preacher is Advo It helps the minister to know Kingdom will not be brought in by the sermon that dis turbs no When the Gospel is some one is apt to be even though the minister does not try Many times he docs not even know to whom his message was a hard Next Sunday is the Annual Roll Call for that extra help which the church is giving in the war Your minister will preach on the following THE CHURCH WORK IN AN that when the world is at its worst the church needs to be at its It is so easy to believe that we are defending God when we are only de fending our opinion about The The will meet Wednes March with David Adams and Flfltyd Peck will be joint ALBERT tMMANUEL CHURCH school at 10 m Services Sunday at communion service by bers of the Akron contingent passed the examination Ernest John and Rich ard Lewison were accepted for service in the On Sunday another group of thirty five Plymouthcounty LeMars to Camp Des to take the preinduction physical ex Those in this contingent from the Akron and Westfield locali ties were Wesley William Sherman Clifford Arnold Sioux City of Sioux It is especially re quested that the Confirmation class meet after the Ladies Aid will meet on March with Howard Assisting BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES March Uni fied service of followed by the Sunday school March World Wide Guild meets in the Pri mary room of the Thursday prayer and Bi ble study at the OLEN nmniminmiinnnmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiinni iiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiin inerly of for INIIlUUIHIIIIIlIU iimiiuiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiniuniiiiiiin LOCAL NEWS NOTES MRwnitniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiyiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiniiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiim James Tracy south of is a medical patient at the Akron Hos of visiting her soninlaw and daugh and Clara Port left Tuesday for a visit withher Bertha and family at George Sawyer and Mary of were week visitors in the home of her pa and Leslie from an Army camp in North spent a fur lough here with his and Alfred and other relatives and Minnie Johnson came from Hawarden last Friday to see Her James at the Akron and to make the ac quaintance of a new Clara Port received word of the recent arrival of her Ray in England with a contingent of United States He has been in an army camp in Geor The Hope will meet on March Arnold Pow Gilbert Marvin Rounds and and Callahan will have program and serving re The rain of last Friday af accompanied by thunder and was quite a novelty for late and brought over a half inch of needed A light fall jf snow followed Saturday jut the weather has been quite moder ate with possible raid or snow Harvey Peters and Clayton Small both of who had previ ously passed the examination and were accepted for Army ac companied the group Sunday to Camp Dodge to report for During the last week of February nearly 150 men Plymouth coun ty reported at induction centers for examination for military and the county selective service board ex pected to complete its reclassification of 3A men at its meeting last Thurs with most of them being placed in Dependents are not grounds for deferment any more and both 3A and 3C classifications are to be dis Some of the men taking the physical are not yet but will be when deferments ex A few of those going are 18 year olds and but most of them are fathers of children born be fore September While they will be called in their single men and married men without child ren are called ahead of In addition to those already an the county selective service board has placed the following men registered from western Plymouth county in Class 1A John Clark Clifford Henry Walter Florian Rudolph Gerald Rob ert Charles LeRoy Changed from 2B to 1A were Leonard Miller and Edward Changed frpin 4F to 1A was Wes ley A new registrant classified 1A was Cyril LOCAL COUPLE MARRIED AT ELK POINT LAST FRIDAY Clifford Boetger and Miss Mildred both of this were united in marriage last Friday Feb ruary in Elk Justice of the Peace Bullis offi The couple were attended by and Orville brother sisterinlaw of the Tho bride is a daughter of and and the groom is a son of Ernest The newly married couple have lived here all their lives and their many friends extend congratulations and wish them much The groom is em The dirt roads were ployed on the Milwaukee section made pretty soft for March 1 will reside in LOCAL NEWS NOTES Baker was a passenger to Ma rion Trautt and Gertrude were Sioux City visitors Goldie Barr visited relatives and friends in Hawarden Next regular meeting of the in the home of March Rose and Nellie of Sioux were week end visitors with their and An and Pulil have moved from east of to her old family the Westergard two miles east of which they bought last Billy who had been visit ing his Hugh Chamber left Saturday for and his mother accompanied him to Sioux Clayton from tho Engineer Base Granite visited Saturday with his and north west of and Bell and little of were guests of and Mon and accompanied them to Merrill o a pastors The Plymouth County High School Speech Festival will be held in the Sfew Auditorium in Akron on Wed April and promises to bo a most interesting and Avery Small served supper Saturday evening in honor of their who loft Sunday for induction into the armed This is the fourth son of and Small to enter the armed George Von son of Von of this is re ported to have arrived in England re cently with a contingent of He is in the Air service and was for several months stationed at Miami Moving operations around the first of March have been the order of the with considerably more than tho usual number of changes this year as a result of dislocations caused by so many men being called into the armed The flood stage of water in the Big Sioux river this week has in terfered with moving plans in some and Burdette Curtis came from last Thursday evening for a visit with her and and other rel atives and Curtis is a Motor Machinists Mate in the and recently returned from active service in the South Pacific They will visit mother at Cherokee and relatives at before returning to the Pacific REPUBLICANS WILL MEET IN CONVENTION Delegates To Be Chosen To State Precinct Caucuses 13th A Republican county convention will be held in the court house at Le Mars on Marcli at 10 for the purpose of selecting 28 delegates from Plymouth countyto the Iowa State Republican convention to be held in Des Moines on March and for the transaction of any other business that may come before the Precinct committee men and com mittee women areto call a caucus in their respective precincts at 8 on March at the us ual polling1 place in the un less otherwise designated by the pre cinct for the purpose of electing delegates to Republican convention of county on March 17 and to transact any other necessary There nre to be 129 delegates se ected to the county the ratio of representation therein being one delegate foreach 35 or major fraction thereof votes cast for the Re publican candidate for governor at the general election held November provided that no precinct shall have less than two Precincts in the western part of the county are entitled to the following delegates in the county convention 9 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 BIG SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH March Young Peoples program arid All young people are March prayer Morning worship the choir will sing at the close of the service the Lords Supper will be Sunday school meets the men now lead the ladies in the con Evening service sermon the Mother of Jesus special March Mid week in three groups You will always find a warm wel come in the white church on the CONVICTED ROBBERS MAKE JAIL ESCAPE AT ONAWA DaiTell Copenhaver and Jack Sioux City recently convicted of robbing the Akron state liquor store the 10th of last November and also of burglarizing a general store at for which they were sentenced to ten years in the pen for each broke out of the county jail Sunday just before they were to have been taken to Fort and have not yet been Harold also convicted of complicity in the store robbery and sentenced to five years was held safely in jail in Sioux City and will begin serving time at ONION CREEK CHURCH Divine services Sunday school at 10 The Society meets Sunday March at 8 with Westberg guest pre senting Westberg is the district president of the LESLIE LOCALREDCROSS DRIVE NEXT WEEK Akron Campaign On March To Continue All Week The annual Red Cross Drive in Ak ron will be held March and in the townships will continue all next The amount of contribu tions asked for by the National Red Cross is the greatest ever so everyone is urged to do their ut most to assist the committees in their work of raising the Any per son overlooked or not solicited will kindly turn in their donation to Miss Margaret Mackey at the First Na tional Bank or to gen eral of came Monday to visit her and and in the home of her Hugh She had been visiting her son and family at Rapid
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