Elgin Echo, December 14, 1939

Elgin Echo

December 14, 1939

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Elgin Echo (Newspaper) - December 14, 1939, Elgin, Iowa 7* Tell 'Em. and Then You Sell 'Em A 25 Cent Want Ad; Doei.tt. iFbrty^Ninth Yea�, No. 15. ITH THE CLERMONT E -*, Batter f Than a Weekly Letter from home. Send Them the Echo PRISE AND WADENA NEWS ELGIN, FAYETTE COUNTY, iOWAv: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14� 1939. $2.00 Per Year in Advance. Community Club Met Monday Night' . 3few Prexy Appears and Announces Committees :.'Thirty-seven men were present ind enjoyed the Community Club �ktaer at Klingman's Monday evening. TlttAy-Mur were reg-3jdus, two were guests and'one nWfr member, Paul Waters. The guests were, Ed Dugstad of Clermont; and John Jr. Falb' of Postville, JXhe; vice-preifdetit," S.' W. Kus-ter, presided ;at*thie(;bjasiness meeting for about half the session until the hew president, H. H. Wolf, made his appearand and took Aver ike chair. - Business matters relative to the annual Christmas party,' Dec. 23, were first disposed of. A resolu-, tion was passed urging the completion of a new bridge over Turkey river at Clermont. This was forwarded to the highway commission at Ames. � Roads, as usual, furnished material for discussion and the committee in charge was urged to take action soon. A brief report on the NYA project was also giv-ea but at that time there were no ^definite instructions from the area supervisor. ' Mr. Dugstad of Clermont, spoke briefly on the bridge prospects arid also complimented the locate on their interest and attendance at these meetings. Dr. Wolf, in closing the meeting, announced his standing committees for the coming year and made a number of changes. This list |s not available now but will be published later. _-:-eL----,. Joe Becker Complimented H. W. Falb Named as Liquor Store Manager ~ LyieiaWia^llii Fellowship Meeting Tonight The N. E. Iowa Masonic Fellowship association will meet tonight (Thursday) at Farmersburg according- to a notice sent out early this week by the secretary, L. Dvorak. Brother Burton H. Saxton, Past Grand Master of Iowa Matftbk. will be the special guest and wK address the group. He is now secretary of the service committee. --E- Creamery Operators Have Annual Meeting M. L. Curtis, chairman of the Iowa Liquor Commission, has announced the appointment of H. Wr Falb as the manager for the Elgin liquor store which is scheduled to be opened around Dec. 15. Lyle Light was named ^at the Seotion QRe Qf ^ . Cfeam same time as clerk and. wiUwor,k Operators' association held its full tune for about the first two annual meeting jfl rjecorah last months, Wednesday with Ni M. Larson as Wm. E. Baumgartner, owner of host the store building, has received j 0^kers re.electcd fdt the ctai_ word that the fixtures were to be ^ are. N M Lar ^ installed the middle of thisweek. jCQrah ident; EUiott Nelson, Bonds for^ the employees were Luana vice.pr66ident. Gora0n filed early this week, and they are Junfe clemont> seCretary-now subject to call of the com mission- _E- Start Work on treasurer. s Alvin Thorsori of Garhavillo, placed firat in the year's butter quality contest- wi,th a score of NYA Project Wednesday, 94.08; e.* c. Riser of Postville. � i -| ranked second with a score of The "go ahead" signal was re- '94.04; Louis Lehman of Elgin, and ceived by R. P. Strauch from Geo. Gordon Junker of Clerrnqnt, tied Huntley, county NYA supervisor, (Qr ^4 -piace with 93.45. on -Tuesday morning and the in-1 in the men's judging conte3t structions were to start Wednes- results were as follows: Elliott day this-week, on the Turkey ^Nelson arid Nels Larson first and river bed project. Only seven second places, Ed Riser and Alvin boys had. their cards returned at Thorson, tied for third place, ithat time and were instructed to ( MrS. j second, and Mrs. Verhi Schultz, Twenty-six youths have regis- nowof Postvilie, was third. tered for NYA work this winter j The meeting closed with a ban-arid several others plan to apply quet at whicb. Harvey Schnur of within a short time. The present Waterloo, served as toastmaster project isji^tte^ Steed,", pays buJ high compliment 40' Joe Becker who had the part of the old Cannon. It says: "A good deal depended on the cast because the author and director were willing to trust their effects to the actors. The latter responded splendidly. Chief among these was Joseph Becker as the old Cannon who ""liked a wee bit of wheedling in his dogma." With the- part, University theatre has paid off a debt to Joe that was long over-due. The chance to radiate wisdom and wit from his wheelchair in such a vital role must have been compensation enougn for three years of hard work in minor parts. He has a direct, non-superficial stage manner which is a welcome relief equally from sophisticated chattering and from the type of acting that is all hard-boiled surface, with little technique or intelligence underneath. His almost naive directness accounted for the success of his mild celesial cussing." '-.. -e-- Samuel Mosby and Kenneth Schori went to Waterloo last Sun day and were guests for turkey -dinner in the O. W. McFarland 'home. "ChatUn thy ton while there it yet hope." 10-United States acquired Puerto Rico. 1898. 11-Marconi signalled letter "S" across the Atlantic, 1901. 12-Pennsylvania ratified the constitution, 1787. 13-First of the Lowell Institute lectures was delivered 1839. 14-Boald Amundsen reached the South Pole, 1911; is-The Hartford Convention of New England Federal lata met, 1814. 18-Cromwell was made Protector of Enqbnd.1653. tion tout'it will riot be necessary to solicit any large amount. The Mrs. Adolph Vanselow, 76, drew a verdict of not guilty after the jury had been out nearly 20 hours. The jury of ten men and two women brought in their verdict Saturday and it was read by Judge Goheen. It was short, "We, the jury, find this woman not guilty." . County Attorney, E. B. Shaw, prosecuted the case while Atty. A. C. Peterson represented the defendant. Members of the jury indicated they based their decision on their opinion that the^tate had failed 2*H-wewM�afe1�*| home^irat.. elM^^S�&*iy*| struck h'et husband, a retired rail- Only Nine Shopping Days Until Christmas Reporters Puzzled Over Wilson's Plans Christmas Cards Are Here All Echo subscribers who paid subscriptions since Nov. 10, can secure their Christmas cards at the Echo office now. This offer expires Saturday, Dec. 16, as after that time we will be unable to secure an additional supply. If cards are to be mailed to subscribers send 10 cents extra for postage and packing. -E-- Return Christmas Seals There'was a big Crowd in Elgin road man. largest expense-item probably last Saturday and the main at-will be for gasoline for the truck traction seemed to be Falb's sale as considerable material will have which was held at his barn that to be hauled. Many have already afternoon. All available parking volunteered to help with contri- space in this section of town was Wadena Man Killed In Saw Accident buttons. The first work planned is to taken up. Mr. Falb reports clean up the dumping grounds with the top horse and then confine this to certain $126.00 and another at SI 17.00. areas which later can be covered Cows, as a whole, also sold well with soil. The road (main street)'with a number over the $60.00 is to be widened and very likely mark. The top was $68.00. Com ' a skating pond will be built. The (was sold at 40 cents and oats conservation commission has brought 35c and 32c. | made several reservations and J it was decided at a late hour to | permission must first be obtained include the household goods of] from this body. As plans develope Mabel Holzer and everything they will be announced. -E--:- Adolph Weber, 40, was killed instantly Monday morning when he was caught in a saw while bringing workinS at the wm Frey farm near Wadena. He was attempting to prevent the belt from slipping by throw There are only nine shopping days until Christmas! Have you completed your shopping or are you one of those who wait until the very last minute? The early Christmas shopping season saw much mild weather which usually slows up business. This probably indicates a busy season ahead and wise, shoppers will do theii- buying without further delay. The Elgin stores are still packed with Christmas gifts of all kinds and the shopper will not be disappointed by looking right at SSL_ ores are ready to'serve you. Shop now and avoid the usual last minute rush and poss- Unpaid-for Christmas seals will be so many dead soldiers in the war against tuberculosis, according to the local chairman of the Elgin and Clermont seal sale, in announcing "Seal Sale Wind-up Day." They urge all who -have Christmas seals in desk drawers, or in corners at home, to bring forth these laggards and breathe the breath of life into them by the payment of one penny for each seal to the local tuberculosis association. These seals were delivered to community residents. Your tuberculosis association is anxious to start on its 1940 program and must apportion its budget care-fuly before it begins. The association will be glad to tell you of the work it is doing to protect you and your loved ones from this disease. The depository box for seal contributions in Elign has been placed in Klingman's cafe and at Clermont in Baechler's store. -E- Mrs. Shaffer in California Governor Evades Questions At Press Conference (Weekly news letter of . the Iowa Press Assn. The material presented herein does not necessarily conform to the editorirl policy of this paper.) With Governor George A. Wilson denying that he entertains any hope of becoming a vice presidential candidate, reporters are still puzzling over a statement he made at a press conference following his trip to Topeka, Kan., where he addressed young republicans of that state. Political news was at a low ebb and a reporter, obviously trying to stir up a front page story asked the governor: "When are you going to announce?" "What for?" queried the governor in return. The statement set the state-house scribes to wondering whether the governor has in mind announcing for any other office than the one he now holds. Some felt that the statement had additional significance for the reason that the governor had just returned from Kansas where he conversed with Ex-Governor Alf M. Landon, the republican 1936 presidential candidate. Having been a presidential candidate, there is little doubt that Governor Landon knows the ins and outs of national politics better than many men in the midlands. Pearson A day or two after the above home of her son, Charles Cave, of. Pasadena, Calif., where she plans mp^Mfflrig-T^nf^aW'atwieg. One paper carried a story to the effect that Attorney General Fred She found a; D. Everett had handed down a ible disappointment of not finding , an extended visit. number of Echos saved for her ruling based on a previous opin-there and was getting caught up (ion, holding that the liquor con- a good sale the gift you wanted to buy. Remember there are only nine days left and that includes today! -E-- Lester Green to Have Closing Out Sale Lester Green, who lives on the John Howard farm south of Elgin, will have a complete closing out ing. ashes on the wheel when his 'saie next Tuesday, Dec. 19, com- clothing caught in the mechanism. His head struck the saw's framework and the impact killed him instantly. His widow, four children, two Zoschkes Entertain at German Party The annual German party for members of the Baptist church was held ia*st Tuesday evening with Rev. and Mrs. Zoschke at the parsonage. At these parties the guests indulge only in the German language. Favorite German hymns were sung, interspersed with readings of a miscellaneous nature contributed by Mrs! Rosa Jacob, Mrs. Eliza Habeger, Katie Bauman, Mrs. Herman Scheel, Mrs. Rudy Yunker, Hans Grether and Carl Hackmann. Devotions for the evening were led by Herman Scheel and refreshments were in charge of Mrs. Carl Hackmann, Mrs. Alfred Jacob and Mrs. Edwin Krueger. --ft-. � ... �� Golden Gloves Tournament Oelwein will havet a Golden Gloves boxing tournament an Dec. 28 and 29r A team of eight boxers will be selected to represent northeast Iowa in the Cedar Rapids tournament for the right 'to go on further to the huge Chicago tournament. --E- Mrs. C. O. Torkelson and son Otis, Mrs. Elmer Nelson and children and Otto Torkelson drove to Des Moines Thanksgiving and spent the day with Elmer Nelson at the veterans' hospital. Rev. Rudolf A. Klein of Loyal IOkla., was a visitor in the Rev. P. F. Zoschke home Sunday. . . . . ._ ~,., 1 brothers, three sisters and father there brought good prices. There:" u . hud been no notice of the Holzer property sale but there were plenty of buyers on hand to furnish a market for it. :--E - v Divisional Aid Meeting The Methodist Aid'Society wi'.l hold their Christmas parties and gift exchange on Thursday, Dec.! 21, in the following homes: I First division will meet in the evening with Mrs. Albert Schori  with a picnic lunch. J The second division will meet 1 with Mrs. R. W. Muehlenthaler ; survive. A life sketch will be published next week. -E-- St. Paul's Choirs to mencing at 12:30. Offerings include eight head of horses, cattle, hogs, hay and corn, machinery and household goods. See his sale adv. in this week's Echo. Bills have been printed and are now on display. .:-.-E- Leave for California The senior choir of forty voices and the junior choir of thirty voices of the St. Paul's Lutheran church, Postville, will present their annual sacred t Christmas concert at the church Sunday evening, Dec. 17, at 7:30 o'clock. The choirs will be assisted by Archibald Sowden, widely known blind violinist, of Decorah, Ina Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Yunker left Present Program j Wednesday for Long Beach, Calif., where they will spend the winter at 25 So. Daisy. Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Mosby took them to Oelwein from where they took the train to their destination. Mr. and Mrs. Yunkei' have been spending their winters in California for several years no.w and enjoy the climate there. -:-e-:-- I Paul's quartette. -e- Kensington Club Meets for a one o'clock picnic luncheon. jtoelle Vogt( soprano 0f PostviUe, The third division meets with j the gt Paul.s sextet> ^ the St. Mrs. C. J. Robinson in the afternoon. Each member is urged to come and attend these meetings. -e-- Asbjorn Olson Cuts Hand Asbjorn Olson, east of Elgin, cut his left hand last Friday afternoon while at work and it necessitated a hurry up call to the doctor to have the injury repaired. We noticed Mr. Olson in town the first of this week and he was handling the injured hand rather carefully. -:-e- Mrs. Thos. Howard was hostess to the Social Hour Club of the Oak Grove vicinity last Wednesday afternoon. About sixteen members were present to enjoy the meeting and the exchange of Christmas gifts. ;: Bob Clothier left Tuesday ior a business trip: to Oklahoma City, Okla, The Kensington Club met at the home of ' Mrs. Nelle Schori Friday afternoon for a dessert luncheon and a few games of bridge. Eleven members were present and two guests, namely Mrs. Walter Falb and Mrs. c. B. jBoyer Crew Finishes Work Schori. Lloyd Jacob Appointed Assessor P. V- Township The Pleasant Valley township trustees met Monday, Dec. 4, and appointed Lloyd Jacob as township assessor to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edwin Bauman. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jacob who reside in the northern section of the township. ;-E- on Elgin news which she said "were both sad and pleasant news." She said further that they were having regular Iowa sprang weather there with flowers and trees blossoming everywhere, many of which she never hart heard of before. They need rain badly which is also true of this section of Iowa. ----E-- Baptist Mission Society The Baptist Mission Society met last Wednesday in the church with the president, Mrs. Mary.| Keiser, presiding. Mrs. P. F. Zoschke led the devotions and the misison paper was read by Mrs. Anna Buser. "Comfort My People," was the subject of Rev. Zoschke's talk. Hostesses were, Mrs, Mary Mathys, Mrs. Ern Baechler, Mr.;. Chris Schweitzer and Mrs. J. F. Miller. � ---E--- Attention Elgin Hi Alumni The NYA committee in charge of bringing the Elgin high school alumni association records up to date is very anxious to locate the secretary's book. Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the secretary's book is requested to notify Robert Kohler, Elgin, at once. Better, yet, if this is held by the present secretary, will you please send it to him as soon as possible. This is very important. Mrs. Emma Knudtson received the traveling prize, Mrs. Tille Hanson held the high score and Mrs. John Falb, low. -E- Mrs. Rob. Grimes came home Saturday from West Union where she had served on the jury since Tuesday. She was home over the week end and returned to West Union Monday morning but was home again that night and again Tuesday afternoon. The Melvin Boyer road crew finished their year's work last Thursday and put their equipment in storage for the winter. The workmen, however, are kept subject to call for emergency work such as clearing roads of snow drifts and anything else which might require attention. -E- ""Mr. and Mrs. Warren Harrington of Postville, were here Sunday to visit his father, C J. Harrington. -E- Former Resident Passed Away Rudolf Miller, of Hudson, S. D., an uncle of Mrs. G. J. Mosby, passed away at Hudson Saturday morning. Funeral services were held Wednesday. Mr. Miller resided here a number of years ago and is survived by his widow, four sons and one daughter. -,--E- Mr. and Mrs. Ward Brabham of West Union, were dinner guests in the Thos. Howard home Saturday. trol commission could not legally N pay James A. Pearson, Shenandoah, newsboy and parson, to act as its temperance director.' The attorney general denied that such a ruling had been handed down. Comptroller C Frtd Porter, who is' holding Pearson's check until he receives a ruling from the attorney general whether it is legal to use commission funds to pay a temperance director, told reporters that he had not received a ruling and that the matter was status quo. Liquor Control Commission Chairman M L. Curtis said that he had received no instructions from the attorney general and that the matter stood a3 it did when Pearson was hired-awaiting a ruling whether funds could be used to pay him. Pearson, meantime, reportedly packed up and left for his home where he said he intended to stay until his status was ironed out. The situation is difficult for the reason that many republicans feel that the job w?s "made" for Pearson who had "to be taken care of". Observers contend that if the attorney general finally does issue a ruling against hiring a temperance director thct the G. O. P. will still have to find a place somewhere for the newsboy-parson. Pearson is tne seventh district congressional candidate who polled the largest number of primary votes but lacked a 35 per cent majority and lost out in the district convention to Ben F. Jefnsen, who ultimately was elected. Conceivably, Pearson might have wrecked the seventh district congressional apple cart had lie chosen to run as an independent but he stayed with the party and it was assumed that he had a promise he would be rewarded. The temperance directorship was the "reward," and now it seems that it may fade out of the picture, although the ruling is still in the offing. Meeting? (Continued to Page 6) ;