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   Akron Register Tribune (Newspaper) - July 27, 1944, Akron, Iowa                                SUMPS VOLUME 57 JULY 1944 NUMBER 51 BIG SIOUX RIVER FLOOD FACTS PRESENTED TO ARMY ENGINEER Hearing at Sioux on July Was Well Attended From This and Damage Data Set Forth By Local People At a meeting held in Sioux in the commissioners room of the City Hall on July before Delbert B of district engineer for the Armys corps to con sider and present suggestions for the controlof annual flood and dam nge conditions in theBig Sioux river a number of delegations ap peared and made reports to Free who will in turn report his find ings to the War Department in Wash ington for by Congressman Charles of this Iowa and Mayor Forrest Ol of Sioux were prominent of ficials present at the The hearing was authorized by the House flood control with a view the possible modification of a War Department report on the matter of flood control in the Sioux The presented in pro posed that flood control as a federal project be not on the grounds that the cost would outweigh Congressman Hoeven has been active and instrumental in hav ing investigation of the need of flood control opened for rehearing on ac count of the heavy damage to crops by floods along both the Big Sioux and Little Sioux rivers during the past few Councilman repre senting the Town of Akron at the river meeting in Sioux July makes the following report Representatives of all counties in the watershed of the Big Sioux river were given opportunity to speak and give their opinion on means of control of flood waters in the Big Sioux It was generally agreed that a com bination of soil conservation practices along with channel clearing and supplemented by levees properly would eliminate the flood hazard in practically all flooded The tributaries of the Big Sioux river were discussed and con trol measures will be submitted from looded areas on these streams to sup plement the reports on the Big Sioux Freeman said that reports and suggestions on flood control measures will be very welcome and will be taken account for his report to Con All reports should be in his of iee in Omaha before August setting out data and submitting them o District Army Engineers at Because of the absence of delegates up the Rock river watershed in north western Iowa and southwestern Min much was left out of discus sion at the Sioux Falls hearing that should be an integral part of the re The dividingline of the Minne Previous to the Sioux Falls sota watershed from the north into copfersnees were held at several cit ies anil towns in the Big Sioux tvhere discussions were held and data compiled for presentation to At the meetings held in Westfleld and Elk much jBjg floodcontrol At the meeting held in Elk of an extensiveland owner in the Big Sioux area of Union acted as Inhis report of the meet after general discussion was he set forth the following summary of the situation The flood condition in this area has beenparticularly acute for the past three commencing with the crop year r In this at tention is called to the fact that flood Conditions in this area are by no means a new Attention is called to a report of a survey cover ing a portion of the area made in 1910 by Fred under the direc tion of chief of Drain age for the De partment of At that datethis report refers to1 serious oyer floors during the past seven or eight Certain measures were rec ommended and many of these reme dies have been The rec ommendations of cutoffs in the Big Sioux to eliminate some of the bends has not been done for the rea son that the river is a boundary line stream Federal authority for such work is The report in question does not cover the entire ter ritory along the Big Sioux river in Union It is our opinion thai the ability of the river channel to carry off excess flood water has great ly diminished during the period since the 1910 report was made by The principal tributaries to the Big Sioux river inUnion county are Brule creek and Union Entirely aside from the damage to Cultivated land in this serious damage has been done to farm build bridges and public utility service the Rock river drains an enormous all of five While the runoff of this area is com paratively it because of the dropped rapidly from Rock to the outlet into the LOCAL COUPLE ARE WEDDED AT TRINITY CHURCH Wilma Reemts And Arlo Rozell United In Pretty Candlelight Service A very beautiful and impressive candlelight wedding was solemnized on Friday June at 8 at the Trinity Lutheran church in this when Miss Wilma Reemts became the bride of Arlo both of the using the double ring The church chancel was decorated with garden cut flowers and lighted A few minutes before the Joyce of the and Phyllis cousin of the gowned in blue re lighted the While the ushers were lighting the Miss Frances Scott with accompaniment by Then the pianist played Lohengrins Wedding Before the ceremony Miss Frances Scott I Love You and after the ceremony she sang the Lords The bride was given in marriage by her Herman She was charmingly attired in a white chiffon fashioned en with a sweetheart neckline and long pointed and a fingertip She car ried a beautiful bouquet of pink roses and white rose Her only jew elry was a gold necklace of her mother The bride was attended by Lewis her who wore a gown of with a corsage bouquet of pink rose Her other attendant WES Miss Muriel sis ter of the who wore a gown of pink arid wore a corsage bouquet of TALKIE CHATTER Norka Theatre Features For The Coming Week Patrons of the Theater will be regaled the coming week with a program of talking picture entertain ment that comprises a farnorth a new series a com edywithmusic in technicolor and a crime mystery On the bill Friday and Saturday July 28 and will be pre sented a drama of the far en titled Klondike with Glenda The convergence this stream at flood stage with the Big Sioux at flood stage creates a flood hazard in the slowmoving Big Sioux river to its outlet into the Missouri river at Sioux Without due account being taken of this it is the opinion of a majority of land owners in this area that efforts on the Big Sioux river north of the junction of the Sioux and the Rock rivers would but partially control flood water in the lower basin of the Big Sioux Representing Town of The following written by representing the Akron Commercial club at the Sioux Falls July was directed to Delbert district en Army Corps of of Dear Sir Referring to the hearing held by you at Sioux on July to obtain flood damage in formation from residents of the Big Sioux and Little Sioux river and others interested in a Flood Con trol program in that I attended the meeting as a repre sentative of the Commercial club at and submitted written evidence and history of flood damage by the Big Sioux in a four town ship area in the vicinity of this covering a period of the past fifteen giving the number of floods in this period and the estimated amount of damage in this particular area at certain flood I wish to avail myself of the op portunity to submit additional in formation and data in which I believe important so far it con cerns the flood area in the lower of the Big Sioux River When I speak of the lower part of pink rose It is evident from experience Big Sioux River I refer to past 30 years that this problem is too great and too complicated for so lution by individual action by per sons though such ac tion be The Rock of empties into the Big Sioux river horth of has drainage basin in southwestern Min and is the cause of numerous floods in the lower Big Sioux river After careful the following summary was presented of land flood ed in Union county alongthe Big Siqux during the past three years ins the various town sjiips acres Big npflooded area Sioux Val Elk It was estimated that the aver age damage per as listed was yearly for period of P a of the area from the mouth of the Rock ill Sioux to the mouth of the Big Sioux a dis tance of about 50 miles by straight line or about 125 miles following the lines and curves of the After hearing suggestions and evi dence submitted at the I be believe that the area mentioned above presents a different problem or pic ture in the floodcontrol program than the Big Sioux Rifer Basin in the area above the mouth of theRock In the 50 mile area below the mouth of the Rock river the damage to crops and property in times of by Sioux river is very and grows more serious year after This I believe to be due to the fact that in this particular area the silt deposits are from each suc cessive the silt building up the the including all depres sionaand in the Continued oninside page Port and Clarence The groom and Port wore busi ness brown while Bockelr man was in service Each wore a white gardenia in their coat Following the the bridal couple went to Hawarden for wedding The bride is a daughter of and Herman northwest of The groom is a son of and of this Both are well and favorably known in this where they have spent all their Congratulations and very best wishes are extended the newly married couple by their many ADAVILLE CHURCH Sunday school at 10 Preaching services at 11 The pastor will present a special The Way to National based on Scriptural passages from Isaiah This is an expository A special song by Mildred A Young Peoples fDi will be held at and all other young people are cordially invited to be The Adult will also Preaching 8 BIG SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH July Pray er Morning wor Sunday Meeting at the Alcester band in charge of our Tom Ann Shel don George and Lester Allen appearing in the The Klondike in the year 1897 was a world in lawless and On the same with a troupe of show girls is a young lady wM6 has come to take possession of a piece of property left her by her property is the town Hotel and Dance be ing operated by a young She takes a job as makes a hit with both audienceand the young A second feature on the program will be the first of a new Republic series of starring Smiley who was voted third place among th MoneyMaking Western Stars in th 1943 Motion Picture HeraldFam poll of and Sonny Sun set The story concerns th of Harry as leadin financier of the town of Placer City to get control of all the mines in th He is assistedin his machin ations by Frank who lend distinction to the role of the town doc outwardly concerned over th plight of the in realit intent upon their The pai is thwarted by the timely arrival o Sunset and his palj playe by The attraction at Norka on Sun day and Monday July 3 and will be a comedywithmusic in Cover star ring Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly Miss one of the chorus in a night club run by takes wha he calls short cut to by a beauty contest the lands her a portrait on the cover of a The pastor will preach and there will be special singing by the August Midweek in charge of young You will always find a warm wel come in the white church on the PLEASANT HILL OHUROH Sunday school at 10 Morning worship at 11 Vannice will here for this All are invited to hear Vannice at this Eer talents bring her offer of a role in a stage offer she accepts after KeHy fires her be cause he doesnt want his loye for her to stand in the way of her After some the girl returns to the night seeking only to find it dark and after her search foi him she to marry the pro ducer of her stage But shes still in love with and finds it easy to jilt the producerthrough Otto Krugers Rita surrounded by flocks of the prettiest satiny good tunes and technicolor go to make up an eyeappealing The manner and method of introducing closeups of the cover girls supplies a sequence that will win Obs and Alls from the boys and girls of all from ten A really good Another crime mystery story will be the attraction for Wednesday eve August entitled Nine The solution of a crime when it in volves Nine Girls should be an ex tra special treat to all those armchair detectives who find entertainment in that iiiiiiiiiiininiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiinniiiQiiiiianiiinm LOCAL NEWS NOTES Baseball on Akron grounds July at Akron Can A good game is Conner ccine today from the National Naval Medical Cen to spend a leave with his wife in the Kerr NOTICE TO TRUCKERS AND PIOKUP OWNERS The District Office of the OPA has authoried the Akron office to give out each quarters allotment of gas for pickups for this Each of truck or pickup must present ODT certificate for each vehicle at this These certificates will be mailed to Le from this office and the gas coupons will be mailed to each per son AKRON RATIONING James Klauer came from Camp and visited over the week end with his wife and children and other relatives and Alice Ann Adams and her friend and Bonnie of Suther visited relatives and friends in Sioux City over the week Seaman Duane from the Naval Training Station at Great visited bis wife and other relatives and friends here sev eral days last Seaman Holger of the stationed at came last Friday for a brief visit with relatives and Boe was formerly employed in cream His wife and children are living in Sioux and Jans and Fred Onnen were called to Vermil Tuesday by the death of their daughter and Her bert who passed away at the hospital there MeLane formerly lived near Funeral services will be held Friday at Ver with interment in Sioux The bereaved relatives have the sym pathy of their many HOUSEWIVES CAN APPLY FOR THEIR CANNING SUGAR Each Person In Family Entitled To 20 Pounds Available After 1 Announcement was made the first of the week by Sioux City district OPA that housewives who have not obtained any sugar for home canning may ap ply at their local War Price arid Ra Board at any time al hough the certificates will not be for warded until after August You can apply for 20 pounds for each per son in your but must list each lersons name and attach each spare stamp 37 from War Ration Book V to the iliose persons who have obtained some sugar for home canning since but who have not a sliificient amount for their needs for the entire 1944 canning may apply again at the same board for the amount needed to complete the home planning nnd they will receive not to exceed the difference between 20 pounds for each person in the family and the amount previously used to In applying for the extra sugar they must state whether or not the sugar already granted has been used for home canning and and if whether they still have the coupons issued to or if they have the sugar obtained from the cou This simply means that if they are to obtain more sugar for they must have used the sugar al ready obtained for or have he sugar or the coupons available for In order to simplify applying for he additional the following application can be filled in and mailed TO the board at any time between July 1944 anclAugust at which inie the sugar coupons will be board1 an oppor unity to issue coupons and have them ready by August METHODIST OHUROH NOTES We read the other day that the creed that a person does not use is of no use to If you profess a not live by Gods will is done within the heart first and expressed without Your pastor has been asked to have a part in the memorial service to be held on August so will be home from the Methodist Camp late Satur day night arid will hold preaching ser vices Sunday morning at the usual We expect to have a worship ser vice as well as the regular Sunday school service ench Sunday this sum APPLICATION FOR THE BAL ANCE OF HOME CANNING SUGAR I have applied for and received of sugar for myself and of my I of sugar on hand either in coupons or in the sugar 1HOWER GIVEN HONORING BRIDE OF NEXT WEEK Miss Evelyn Koch was the reeipi nt of many lovely and useful gifts Vednesday of last week at a shower nven in her honor by ames Gabel and Elmer Bor For Miss Fran es Andersen played the and irizes were awarded to Mildred Helen Brks and Miss Dorothy Milbrodt for receiving the ighest number of correct answers in After the gift packages had een unwrapped and a delic ous lunch was bringing to a lose a lovely Miss Koch is o be married to of August by can lelight service in Johns Luther n church in Preston TRINITY LUTHERAN OHUROH Pastor There will be neither Sunday school or divine worship service he pastor will be in or a Mission OHATSWORTH Pastor There will be neither Sunday school or divine worship service UNION CREEK CHURCH Divine services at 11 The Junior Missionary Society will ponsor a How Shall I Read My Bi le at this regular Sunday school 10 Ladies August t Lester No dark night has ever extinguished a single You cannot be a true Christian and Lie for An irreligious life is far more cost ly than a religious There is no way in which you can reduce the wages of sin except by not do not break Gods command Wo may violate and if do they will break Gods Invitation will be the theme for next Sunday mornings ser ALBERT BAPTIST OHUROH NOTES July Uni fied Service of followed by the Sunday school August The Ladies Association meets with Miss Ula Huckert and Veda Brouilletto as Tru man Campbell will present the Thursday prayer and Bible study at the A Memorial service is being plan ned for Byron who was reported killed in action on July This service will be held in the Bap tist church on August at OLEN niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin LOCAL NEWS NOTES tiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii and George of were visitors Sunday in the John Peters and Woodrow Johnson and of Sioux visited Sunday in the Emil Barr and Melvin of Sioux visited relatives and friends here the first of the Ted Lamoureux returned Monday from a several days visit in the home of his uncle and and Clifford at and Carl Silkebakken and two of arrived last Friday for a visit with his pa rents and Ole and among friends FIFTH WAR LOAN DRIVE TO WIND UP JULY 28 Plymouth County People Are Urged to Meet Quota Shortage On That Date If you have not already purchased your E Bonds during the Fifth War Loan do so this and the the purchase will be counted on the countys The time has been extended to July 28 in order to give all a chance to Chairman 3tt says Plymouth county jond purchasers will keep faith with he boys who are now in the service I The E Bond quota of for Plymouth county is still de with only this woek left of the The towns have met and exceeded their but purchases in the rural areas average little more than 50 percent of what was asked of About half the counties in the state have readied their quotas and most of the others expect to this Can Plymouth county afford to do less than other Iowa communities Following is a list of quotas and purchases in District 1 to and in cluding July 22 Quota Westiield Portland Sioux Westfleld Sales LESLIE FIRST OHUROH OF CHRIST Sunday Bible school at Preaching at 11 Dorothy of Elk Point visited B family of her uncle and nd Harley last Alfred Tone left last Thursday to resume his duties at Camp after spending a two weeks furlough with relatives and friends here and at of Elk and her daughterin law and granddaugh from visited the for mers Lester and other relatives here A Constance was born to Sergeant and Raymond Thatcher at the home of her parents in July Thatcher is now stationed at Fort and of Phil announce the engage ment of their Marie Kath erine to Raymond Joseph son of and Frank of Thomas is stationed at Cape May Naval Alden Sliips Cook Coast located at The a former resident has been spending a leave with relatives in Sioux He and his wife and his of Sioux visited here the first of the week in the home of his Walter and among other relatives and Chester of New York who had been to on stopped off here for a visit the latter part of the week with his sister and John Thatcher and Arthur and also with other relatives and oldtime is in the employ the OPA in the automotive division in New and Mrs Walter Mellon were pleasantly surprised at their home Monday evening by about thirty who came to assist them in the observance of their twentyfifth wedding After an en joyable season of all par took of a nice and Mellen wish to express their appreci Only township in county to meet or exceed its MO OK WEDDING AND SHOWER GIVEN FOR NBWLYWEDS A shower was given in honor of and Tillman Sunday July at the Peter Ander son Jack Behmer per formed with his magician af which a mock wedding was given as minister as groom Frank as and Jack Behmer acting as the brides Following the Anderson was presented with many ovely At the close of ning a lovely twocourse lunch was served to sixty relatives and friends Tillman s Lyle Jacobs and Donnabelle RECEIVES PAINFUL INJURY TO KNEE IN LE MARS POOL daughter of and Otto east of while in bathing in Vhe municipal pool at LeMars with a of friends sustained a deep cut in her kneecap when she slipped and fell on some sharp object in the She was rushed to a physician who stopped the profuse bleeding and found it necessary to take several stitches to close the She suffered much Her many friends hope she will soon be able to be up and around Miss Popken is employed as a bookkeeper by the Firestone Tire in Sioux Helen of the gifts and congratulations anied her home for a visit this bestowed upon them by their CHURCH Sunday school at 10 Preaching service at 11 by student from Confirmation class at 2 GRANDSON OFlOCAL WOMAN MARRIED Roger Clemeritson And Marion Roberts Take Vows At Alice of this recently attended the wedding of her Roger son of and of Sioux former residents of West A Sioux City daily gave the fol lowing writeup the happy event and 3418 Garretson have returned from where they at tended the wedding Sunday of Miss Marion Esther daughter of and Keiio of to their Roger Cloyd pas tor of the First Lutheran church at performed the ceremony in the Roberts Members of wedding composed of Miss Gertrude of maid of honor Robert of best and Harris of stood before a satin covered The fireplace was flanked with three branched candelabra on each side and Continued on last page   

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