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   Britt News-Tribune, The (Newspaper) - August 3, 1955, Britt, Iowa                               BRITT, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 19S5 Jesse Smith Owns Mystery Farm 4-H club work, holding both local county offices in that organi- Expand Attractions for 55th Hobo Day Britt High Is 100 300 Children Get Second Polio Shot Mystery farm No. 37, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Jesse G. Smith, the town of Kanawha on the north- east. This 160 acre farm was purchas- ed by the late David T. Duncan, of Deer Creek, 111., in 1900, for an acie. The Duncans reared five daughters on this farm, Mrs. Smith being the youngest daughter All weic well known rural school school teachers. The Smiths moved to this farm in I'J.'JC and purchased it in 1953. They have throe ions, W. David, married and living in Kanawha, who faims the homestead Eugene. a j'liidualc of Waldorf College, and a member of Ihe Kanawha Com- munity School facully, and Paul, a 1935 giaduatc of 'the Kanawha schools, at home. Theie i.s one grand-daughter, Linda. The boys have all active in trip to the International Livestock- Exposition the merit Chicago, based on of their record books. The boys have always exhibited Shorthoin livestock as their pro- jects. Paul still being active In club work. A livestock farming program is I saw overseas service. The eldest son, W. David, Mrs. veteran of the Korean War. Smith is a member of the used. About one-third of the fainJ and Oren American Legion Auxiliary and the neighborhood Sew s'ew Club. The entire family are members of Methodist Church. The first persons to name the farm n ere Tom Swan from town is in glass and hay each year. Smith is_a member of'the Chester While Breeders Association, hav- ng raised puiebred hogs since 192.1. he is a member of the Amei- ican Shorthorn Bleeders Associa- tion, having raised purebred reg- isleiod Shorthorns since At the present time theio i.s a herd of 90 puiebred Shorthorns on the farm, Smith is a IOIIL- time member of Thompson from the country. They receive flee pass- es to (he Chief Theatre which can be picked up at the X-T of- fice. Olhers naming Ihe farm were were Mrs. Clarence Smith, Mrs Grant Haugland, Mrs. J. B. John- son, and Joyce Paulson. The Mystery Farms are sponsor- d each week by the First State Bank of Brill and a free picture is given to the owner or tenant. July 1955 went into the weather records as a sizzler and wound up with a bang with the last four days of the month 100 or over each day. The average for the month was a warm 78.82 as compared with a average of 74.42 in 1954. The max imum average was 89.74 and th minimum average was 67.90. The highest mark recorded dur ing the month was 101 on July 8 and the coolest reading came on th morning of July 24 when the mei cury dipped to 5ii. The mercur soared above the 90 mark on 18 o the thirty-one days of the mont ind stayed near or above the 10 mark the last week. Precipitation during the montl vas 4.32 inches as compared will for the same period last year 'he largest amount of precipita ion fell in Ihe twenty-four houi >eriod ending at 7 a. m. on July 5 vhen 2.44 inches was recorded .38 inches of the month's tola ainfall came in the first 10 days with only about half an inch fall- ing in the last two thirds of the month. Weather Observer Earl Henschen listed only nine days as cloudy 01 partly cloudy with 22 listed as fail during the month just ended. The extreme heat of the last ton days of the month became detri- mental to corn and soybeans on lighter soils and caused losses to chickens, turkeys and hogs. The heat sapped subsoil moisture ra- pidly and rain was needed at tne end of the month. All crops are about ten ahead of seasonal average and combining was com- pleted by the end of the month wilh yield and quality of small the best in lecenl years. grain Plan More Britt Gift Days Heat Postpones First Drawing At Least a Week First Gift Day Will Be Sometime' in August The heat of the past two weeks is even loo much for the Gift Day progi.un planned by the Drill Com'- mercial Club. The (lift Day set for Saturday, August has been postponed until latei in !i may possibly be held August 13, Norman Lee chairman' of the Retail Trade committee announc- ed It definitely will ho held in August he said. Watch foi the announcement in the iV'ws- Tribnne and meanwhile register withycmi Kiill inerclianl. The August drawing will kiokoff an expanded program of drawings for the lasl five months of The committee hap scheduled Gift Days for August, Keptembei. Oeto- ber and November and three for the month ol December. Over in credit cards and moi- ehandise will be given away in these drawings. The December drawings will be parl of the- Ghrislmas season events which the Drill merchants sponsor each year This includes Gifl Days, treats for the young people and free movies. Lee announced also thai the Gift I dr.-rvings for the next four will so-- over credit out to shoppers and M. Si. L. lo La New Rail Here Minneapolis, ca rd.u visitors in Rritl. Cards valued al lo wore given out in the June Gift Day and they were BO popu- ___................. ar wilh owiyone inat policy begin soon on 'aying 100-pound rail on tthe Minneapolis Si. Louis Railway Co. tracks near liritt. C. S. Weathorill, chief engineer for Ihe M. SI L., says two miles ol the 1 (10-pound rail have been sh'pped to Drill and will be laid 1101 Ih of the town. Two addilional miles of the 100- pound rail, lo replace Iho evisling 85-pound track, will bo laid through the town next spring. The heavier lail i.s parl of Iho M. SI. L.'s program to improve liack slruclure, Weatherill said. will be continued. Members of the commitlee arc Norman Lee, Cy Perkins, W.illei H. Hi, John Andcison, D. li. McEn- laffei, and Hill Dummett. COMEDIANS HERE NEXT WEEK The Tilton Comedians wi a one week sland here Monday, August S, in their big lenl to be located on Ihe Darlik lots on West fith Mr. and Mrs. Tillon are observing Iheir .''.2nd year in show business .uid enlarged their company for this year. The openn.n play Monday will he "Toby fioin Arkansas" and there will be vaudeville acts. COMMERCIAL CLUH TO MEET TUESDAY Tin- Drill Commercial Club will hold its regular Augusl meeting on evening, August at SI. Young Mother Dies at Corwith; Rites Saturday Corwith com munily was saddened Tuesday1 Our weather observer, Dr. B. A. Rust reports the fol- lowing temperatures and rain- fall: Temperatures for the last week in July neicns follows: Sunday, July 21. 81 degrees; 25th, 91 dc- -itrees; 2tith, 27th. Thurs- day, Julv 28. 100 degrees; 29th, 98: .tilth. !I7; 31st, 99 degrees; and Monday, August 1 was 98 degrees. A much needed rain came Sim- day afternoon, 1.03 inches fell in this area. The rain wa.s accom- panied by some wind which knocked off some tree branches and felled a few trees. The field corn was .somewhat twisted and Hie sweet corn flattened. The mils harvest is out of the ay. and some of the farmers are busy with culling and baling hay. i- People received their second polio shots at the clinic held last week in Britt. They came from all schools in West county .For those who missed their second .shot a makeup clinic will be held Friday at 1 p. m. at the Britt school. Above: David Klucklmln of Austin, Texas, has skeptical look m Ids eye as Dr. John Enggas gives him his polio shot. David had Ms nrst shot in lexas and is visiting his grandparents the Clarence Kluckholns at Klemme. night by the untimely death of Mrs Dai-roll D. Stockwull, who died following Ihe birth of a still- born son. Her death occurred at Iho Lutheran Hospital in Fort wostK for llie proposed siirnal al IK Dodge lalo Tuesday nighl, ..ilerscclion of Higbw-'iv 18 2. She had leached the afic of :i -H years, K months and days. Mrs. .Stookwell, the former Elm: louncil Discusses Traffic Light 4nd Water Filter Upholds Objectors in Trailer House Issue The Brill town council turned own a request by Paul Kiehm U: eep a bouse trailer on West -Hli -leel after a majority of the ad- iimig property owners objected. The touncil met in special scr- oll last Friday night at which me lour objectors and Kiehm dis- used situation. With the imber of objections entered the nincil said Uial Ihey had no al- rn.ilive bul io uphold the ordinance on the books. Ftiilher action in the mailer will be taken this week. The Irailer i.s owned by (Men Broom, who works for Rich in. Al ihe Monday night council meeting, tin- council the hudgel foi as published. No objectors appeared in the mailer of the budget. A lepiesentalive of a traffic ignal company discussed plant, and This unidentified young wasn't hurt. She insl frightened as Dr. W. Eller of Kanawha prepared to give polio serum. became her the Test Fleet To Be In Britt August 13 Champlin's Test, Fleet spon.soied by Ihe Champlin Oil Co. will roll through Brill on Saturday, August 33 as part of the "Laboratory on Wheels" tesl of Champlin's new gasoline. The flccl of siv, sleek new cars will stop at Floyd's Champ- lin Service at the intersection of Highway 18 and 111 in Britt as one of the eight .stops for that day. Residents of the commun- ity arc invited to go to the station and sec the road-test cars. The Champlin company is mov- ing the six cars over miles through eight states with constanl checks on various blends of fuels being made, under various weather and operating conditions. Wearing white Champlin uni- forms and crash helmets, young men thoroughly schooled in auto- motive engines and fuels will be the researchers back-of-the-wheels. With special testing devices, test drivers constantly will check performance of different gasoline blends. By merely flipping a switch the driver may change from one fuel tank to another, thereby 'testing a different gasoline. Champlin laboratory technicians will accompany test drivers, re- cording research data. On August 13 the test drivers Patiick's Hall. feature plans County Junior Fair, August 16-19 and for Hobo Day. Augusl 23. The program will lor Ihe Hancock MARK JENSEN INJURED HV TRACTOR Ci.vhl.il Lake: Five-year-old Alark Jensen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Jensen, was injuiod lasl I'huisd.iv when a Iraclor ran over n's log. Mark .ind his little brother were with their father while he was pulling a mower on the Iraclor. The small bi oilier Iraclor, which wa.s laclcson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Albert Jackson, of Ihe Kannwh: communily, wa.s born al Kanawha November R, and grew Ic womanhood in lhal vicinity when she attended the public M'hoo On Aui-usl 22, 1 at Emmols- bui-fi, Iowa, she was united in m.ir- riage to Dai roll D. Stockwoll. To that union five children wore bom: Karon, 15; Kenneth, 7; the' twins, Ronnie and Connie, 5; and the in- fant son. Mr. and Mrs. Stockwoll lislied their first home al Jloser- slartod Iho in gear. II near Corvvitb, .since farmed. Mrs. Slockell was a nicmhi'i of the Corwith Lulheian Chinch, the' Mission Circle, a-i I ilir Roj.il Neighbors ol Coi with. Surviving the death of Ihis young Lay Cornerstone of New Church mother are the hn band; foin'dii. backed over Mark's log, In caking il I dron; her molhor, Mis. Minim jusl below the hip. lie was taken Jackson, of Kanawha; one brolhei lo the Hancock County Memorial I James Jackson, Yakima, Wa-.h. Hospilal. 'five sisters: Mrs. Joe (Caroline, Meyer, Kanawha; Mrs. Win (Mary) Meyer, Percy, 111.; Ml: Wm. (Lela) Slotel, Corwilh; Mi- Herman (Lula) Loerar, Brill; an Mrs. Alvin Hachman, fiarnoi, an. also many oilier relatives. Preceding her in death wore h. infant son; her father; one biothei Carl; and a sister, Mabel. Funeral services will be held Satuiday afleinoon at 2 o'clock at the St. John's Lutheran Church .-.I Corwilh preceded by a piayer .sei- vice for the immediate family at Ihe Slockvvoll home. The K. Clarence Brower will officiate. In- lermenl will be made in the. Kaa.i wha Cemeloiy. will drive 1X8 miles making eight stops in Britt, Clear Lake, Mason City Forest City, Lake Mills and Albert Lea, Minn. See next week's News-Tribune for the ejtact time of the visit by Test Fleet. NEWS PA PER fl R C HI Top: Rev. Paul Adix of the Fir.st Lutheran church of Britt places a trowel of mortar on the cornerstone of the new church on West First street during the cornerstone laying service Sun- day morning. The service was held in a blazing sun which caused temperatures to go to 99 degrees that day. Kight: Rev. Adix holds the scaled metal box and tells the congregation of its contents. The box was enclosed in .the corner- stone. It held about 30 items of interest from Ihis community. INJURES HAND IN HAY PULLEY While putting baled straw in the barn loft last week with the aid of a hay fork, Gene Huling (rot his left hand caught between the rope and pulley, causing injury to both the little finger and the fourth finger. He was confined in the lo- cal hospital two days. Coach Everett Issues Call For Football Squad Britt high school's new football :oach, Steve Everelt, will issue nvilalions Ihis week Io 51 boys Io for the first meeting of tin- eason Monday, August 15 at m. The letters were sent to bo.vs vho have played football for Brill r who have indicated they would C out for football. Everett said if nyone has been missed or ov ooked they .-hould feel free to at- tend this first session. The first meeting will be used for a general discussion of Ihe son, issuing equipment and for dental and physical checks. Re- freshments will be served at tin close of Ihe meeling. The first practice will be bold Wednesday, August 24 the fir.st day of practice set by high school rules. Squad members must get in 12 practices before they can play in a game. Everelt said the first practices would be at night to enable all those boys who are working to get out for the sessions. A boy musl have the approval of a local doctor a physical checkup before ho can participate. j 111. One plan has boon submittei and another i.s forthcoming. Whei two plans are available Ihoy will In sent lo tli" Iowa Highway Com- mission cngini'i'is for approval. The council also named C'liarlos Paulson a.s temporary city engi- neer to repiosonl Ihe town'in the "utuie conslruction of a walor filler plant. Paulson i.s Hancock county engineer. A ropro.sonlativo of a water 'illor company discussed the pla vilh the council Tho council agreed to furnish 11 ibor and equipment for sprayii ho county fairgrounds. Kuilding permits wore appiovc or Kianei.-, Pieieo for a rosidom nd gaiago on Wosl Ninth hire, ml for Al Drisle to alter and n onslrucl the fionl on the DC Franklin store. The council approved a vacalio tor lown oleik perlo Lee slarlin August 15 foi 10 days. KSTAIILI.MI TRAILKR CAMP Announcement was made lair Wednesday of the formation ol (he lirill Trailer Camp W. C. Harvey and Curti.s Richin. The men have purchased a site 2BI by I.12 II. on West Seventh SI. w.-sl of Locust slrccl from Mis. Andrew llanipe. Plans were incomplete Ihis week bul Riebm .said Ihe c.unp would be stablishod accoiding to Slate Board of Health xpecifif'ili.ins, city regulations, etc. to make il a valuable and necessary addition to Brill. Alike lirach of Woden slopped up and looked al Dr. D. I-. Sliaw and look hit sliol. SchooJ Election Set For Sepl. 6 Counly Suporinlendenl of School? harles Whitney has set the date }r the election on the proposed Wodon-Cryslal Lake Communily School dislricl for Tuesday, Sept. Nine separate aieas will vole at ighl polling places on Ihe day of Ihe election. The notice of election will be published in Ihe Aug. 2.1 issue of.lhc News-Tribune. Whilnoy scl Iho dale according to law after the adjourned hearing of the joint county boards of educa- tion and after the 10 day period for appeals following the hearing. THOS. O'ROURKES CELEBRATE The 50lh wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O'Rourkf will be observed Sunday, August 7 wilh open house held for them at the St. Patrick Hall from 2 to Services Held Wednesday For Chris Kyhl, 82 Funeral services were held Chris Kyhl, Wednesday, Augusl 1 al Iho Osman Chapel, and 2 p. m. al the Upper Fl.it Church wilh Ihe Rev. Poiry C.ulsson in charge Interment was made in I family lot in Ciyslnl Cemetery al Ciyslal Christi.iii Kyhl vv.is burn al Kol- strup, a .small town close to llador- slev in Denmark, on May I, a .son lo Nis and Kalhrina .Jopson- Kyhl Al tin- ago of Ifi he came 'o America, arriving al Cluihille, lott.-i, wheio an uncle helped him secure employment on a farm. There lie worked for several years. On February HI02 Mr. Kyhl is married lo Ha'rt- of Macpjolci'la, Iowa. They I'onl to farming near ind afloi- one year moved lo Dike, owa, whore Ihoy farmed six yo.-us. .caving there they moved lo a arm seven miles noilh of Drill, bolter known as Ihe Upper Flat vicinity. This was Iho home- of Mr. Kyhl unlil two years ago when ho retiiod Io a home in lirill. Deal Ih came Sunday, July HI, al Iho Mercy Hospital in Mason Cily. lie had leached the age of 82 years, 2 months, and HO days. Mr. Kyhl in his more active years held i inimbei of township offices. He wa.s a man always ready to lend a helping hand willingly. Mr. Kyhl iiblainod his U. S. Citizenship pa- pers in 18111. Km riving are four children: Mrs. Arthur (Freda) Kaller, Jarnor; Kmil Kyhl, lirill; llaitvig and Mrs. Win. (Klina) ihirah, both of Hillings, Montana, ['here are twelve giandohildron ind five groat grandchildren. Mr. Kyhl, the last member of his 'amily, was piocedod in death by lis wife on I'Vb. 22, HMH; a daugh- or, Alma, in infancy; two sisloiH nd one brolher. SI'ORTS.MION CLIIH J1KET h'RIDAV Tin- liiitt .Sportsmen Club will neot Friday evening, Aiigusl 5 al he Memorial Hall in Brill al 8 p. i. accoiding to Nels Jensen, sec- olary. Top Wrestling Show Booked on Monday Night Activities for All Ages Beinjr Planned for 55th Convention Plans for the annual Hobo Day celebration were expanded this week when announcement was nude of an outstanding profess- onal wrestling show for the cven- ng of August 22, the night before lolm Day. General Chairman Kenneth Roiightou was notified by Sports Promoter Pinkie George, of Des .Moines that the world champion tag team of Art Nielsen and Reggie Lisowski will meet Roy McClarity, of Canada, and Joe Dusek, of Omiilia, Ncbr. They are all nationally known tele- vision wrestlers which means that Britt will have a show of national significance for the Hobo Day celebration. Tho show will get underway at p. m. on Monday night with two preliminary bouts. It will be hold at the show-ring at the Han- cock county Fairgrounds southeast of liritt and seating is being pro- vided for 1500 people. Advance ticket sales will be made ith tickets going on sale this Friday at many of the business places in Britt. Dr. H. H. Morgan is in charge of sales. Along with the wrestling show, the other big attractions for Mon- day night will be the outstanding midway and carnival o[ Royal United Shows on Main street. They will have at least 12 major rides and '10 concessions to entertain the UIR crowd oxpected. Excellent Parade Plans for the biggest parade in Hobo Day history are being made, and entries have boon pouring in the past few days. Special invita- tions have been sent to Mrs. Iowa, Miss Iowa, Miss Golden Girl and Miss Hancock County to take part in the parade. Twelve bands have born contacted headlined by the famous, Original Hobo Band. In order to give every member or the family something to do every minute of Hobo Day, a base- ball game for the afternoon is being planned. There will be Hammond Organ concert in Memorial Park during the afternoon for persona who just want to sit down and relax. That's part of the plans up to this week. Naturally, there will be all the of her nnnunl of Hobo Day. Tin- huge rude, corona (ion of I he Iloho King and Queen, the feanl of mulligan stew, Hie free acts both afternoon and evening. Past Hobo Day events in Britt lave attracted people. Thin year activities have boon planned vln'ch will keep them all ontcrtain- d in an outstanding program. The ight of August 22 and all day August 2.'i, Brill is a must on your calendar. If you don't have fun at Hobo Day, you're bard to please. A special radio program publi- cising Holm Day was heard on Station WHO Wednesday night a I m. Del Donahue from thai .station wa.s in Brill, Tues- day afternoon, to gel information nhoiil the celebration. Featured on the llawkeyc Celebrations show were Kenneth Ilongliton, Marvin Nelson and John Anderson. Two Inductees For August The Hancock County Local Hoard will deliver two men for in- duclion on August 8. The wollow- ing will be scnl to the Armed Forces Induction Station at DCS- Monies on Ihis dale. Konald Eugene Wood, Klemme, and Holiorl Gerard Farrell, Crystal Lake. Faust Wins Jr. Shoot Title p. m., al which lime rolalives and friends arc inviled lo Ihe hall lo greet them. ANNUAL PICNIC HELD The annual picnic of members of Ihe Britt Volunteer Fire Depart- ment and their families was held Sunday in Memorial Park. NELSON NOW AT IIOMB Emil Nelson, who was injured when he fell from a grain bin on Saturday, July has been dis- missed from Hancock Counly Me- morial Hospital and is now re- cuperating home. satisfactorily at his A Ifi-year old Britt high scboi tudonl is Ihe now junior champio of Iowa. Albert Faust, son of Mr. I-B. Clarence Faust, who live eigh ilos southwest of Rritl, won Ih llo lasl week end in the slal. mot al Cedar Falls. During the three day shoot riday, Saturday and Sunday, th. )ung shooter fired at 400 targets :i80. For the junior lilli broke of 100. Ho also com- sted in the Class C adult shoot id tied for Ihird place breaking '2 of 200 laigels. A.s a Irapshooler, Faust has ready won himself .several vards. Ho put hi.s firsl shotgun his shoulder when he was 10. That gun was a 20-gauge, but he graduated to a 12-gaugo when ho was 11 and has been improving ever since. In 1 he won the Northwest Hone Junior Championship and the Sub-junior stale tillo. The Norlh- wesl zone includes nine states and two provinces in Canada. Ho skipped a year of winning, and in 1953 took the N, W. Junior championship and repealed in Ihe sub-junior state title. He failed to win in 1954, but back this year lo win Ihe Junior championship of Ihe Ccnlral and Iho Class C zone cham- n'onship. For his new state title ic won a watch and a travelling1, .rophy which he must win three Limes to keep. The junior class ranges from 15 to 18 years of age. The sub-junior is under 15 years. have shot al 1000 largets in reg- istered shoots to enter the Grand American a handicap. American Shoot at Vandalia, Ohio Albert FaiiNt is shown wilh Ihe trophies, and KM won in the ftst four yeira of trophy and watch in Ihe center as the onm that wilh hb ititc junior championship title. The include five watches, a pen and pencil set and a blanket.   

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