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   Emmetsburg Democrat, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1939, Emmetsburg, Iowa                               _.- strget" spdrts.r-.wfi 'carried prizes are offered. The Graettinger school band will furnish music during_the day. This band has developed into an excel- lent musical organization. The next event of the day is the 75-minute free-act program start- ing at This will be repeated again at The evening perform- ance will have two added acts There will be ten acts in the after- noon and twelve at night. The speaking program will held at the city park at p. m. The first speaker of the day wil be the Hon. Dean W. Peisen, repre- sentative from Hardin county. The second speaker will be the Hon Nelson G..Kraschel, former gover- nor of Iowa. At 3 p. m. the Emmetsburg and Mallard semi-pro teams will plas at Evergreen field. Each team has a victory over the other and the Labor day game should be a thrill- er. This game is sponsored by the Legion. At 8 p. m. dancing will start a the Watson hall and at the newly- completed Legion hatt. Swanee's 8 piece swing band will furnish musi at the Legion dance and a good orchestra will furnish music for th old time ball at the Watson hall At p. no. there wiH be a box- ing show at the Graettinger punch bowl. Spencer promoters are stag ing this event. Arne Anderson, who arrived from Sweden seven week ago, will be one of the headliners He is the heavyweight champion o Sweden. Just a week or two ago h scored a three round k. o. in a u ten round feature at neapolis. The promoters are having a difficult time in securing an op ponent for him. Graettinger's own Barney Hassel will compare adding machine totals with "Ruthven's own Johnnie 'Goodsen and the long awaited Jackson-White go is no going to be an exchange of love taps, "Blondie Takes A Vacation" will be the feature attraction at thi Hawkeye "during the afternoon and evening. Dinner and supper will be served by the M. E. ladies. .There will be rides of all kinds concessions of all kinds, stree shows and attractions of all kinds A merry-go-round and lerris whee head the list of rides. It is going to be "Labor Day in in grand style. Thi business men and the citizens c Graetttager extend a most cordial welcome to all visitors. Ig Constructing a Large Potato House ofsoutheast, of Km reports that he has near- Business Houses Close Labor Day Secretary Charles Sproul of the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce informs the Demo- crat that all the grocery stores, mercantile stores, offices and other business places will close Labor Day, Monday, September 4, at noon. The co-operative closing on Labor Day will be done in observance of the an- nual Labor Day celebration at Graettinger. Succumbed During The Deaths of Several Prominent Local People Are Chroni- cled. Their Funerals the past year in Los Angeles, was and. Obituaries Are'employed on the Graettinger Times Will Again Attend College in the West Edward Sullivan, son of Editor and Mrs. John Sullivan, of Graet- tinger, left Wednesday for Los An- geles, Calif. From that point he will go to Camarillo, 40 miles north of Los Angeles, where he will attend St. John's college. Edward was ac- companied to the west coast by Robert and William Sullivan, sons of Timothy Sullivan, of Port Ar- thur, Canada. Both young men will also commence their college work in California. Edward, who spent Ray Carlson Seriously Injured By Tractor Ray Carlson, Palo Alto county farmer, was injured Monday after- noon while plowing with his trac- er. The machine struck a rock in he field tlxrowing Mr. Carlson on :he ground directly in front of it. Carlson attempted to get out of its way, but it passed over his body, causing a crushed left chest, a scalp wound, several broken ribs, a punctured lung and other injuries. He is reported to be in a serioui condition. Published. Community Players Elected Officers At the annual meeting of the Emmetsburg- Community Theatre group held the last of the week Mr. John McDonald of this city was re-elected president; Mrs. Roy Ryan, vice president; Mrs. Allen Bafley, secretary, Spies, commencing3 in October. Mrs. R. Heise was named chairman of; the member- ship committee. January 23 was selected as the. date for the annual public production to be presented in the high school auditorium. Enjoying Trip Through Southwest Supervisor and Mrs. Lou Phillips and daughters, Miss Marguerite and Mrs. John T. Ryan, and their sons, Jackie and Billy, all of this city, left by car Saturday for Fort Scott, Kansas, where they -will spend a couple of days with Mrs. Phillips' sister, Mrs. Margaret Foy. From Kansas they will drive tteu Oklahoma to Texas on a sight see- ing tour. They will be absent for a week or ten days. Fined Frank Noonan of Emmetsburg was fined and costs by Judge F. C. Davidson of Emmetsburg Fri- day when he pleaded guilty charges of operating a motor vehi- cle while intoxicated. The defend- ant is allowed to pay the fine in installments. employed on the Graettinger Times during the summer months. Two Bullheads On One Hook Believe it or not, but "Scoop" Hertvig, clerk in the Coast-to- Coast store in this city, pulled in two bullheads on one hook at Medium lake Sunday eve- ning. The fish were of medium size. Arthur Birkland Arthur Birkland, 45, well known Palo Alto county farmer living three miles north of this cifcy, pass- ed away at his home Tuesday fol- lowing an illness of some duration. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Bethany Lutheran church in this city with the minis- ter, Rev. M. O. Thompson, officiat- ing. He was assisted by Rev. Nor- man Nelson of Lakefield, Minn. Music was furnished by the church choir. The officers of the church were the honorary pall bearers, and the active pall bearers were Marti i Jacobsen, Theodore' Meling, Theo- dore'Naig, Lewis Egemo, Leo Don-j In Emmetsburg Lodge Hall ovan and waiter weitzin. Burial i Sunday. Program and was made in Evergreen cemetery. The Foy Funeral home was in charge. Arthur Birkland, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ole Birkland, was born in Palo Alto county on June 1, 1894. He spent most of his life hi this He was united in on December 17, 1919, to Miss, Rena Smith, .of Wisconsin.. Mr. Bh-kland :nad-: his K. C. Initiate New Members married life fanning in-this coun- ty. At the time of his death he was tenanting: the. Schroeder farm on. Medium lake. He was prominent in Farni Bureau and other rural circles. He leaves to-mourn his death, his wife, Mrs. Rena Birkland, his two children, Kenneth LuVeme, age 12, snd.Ragenia Arlene, age 3 years; his aged mother, Mrs. Martha Birk- land in Depew; three brothers, Joe Birkland, Aberdeen, S. D.; Tom and Ordene of Depew; five sisters, Mrs. 'Ellen Nordby, M5nn-i Mrs. Lena Benson, Morris, Minn.; Mrs. Minnie Cullen, St. Psnl, Minn.; Mrs. Laura Gorden, Depew; Mrs. Dena Donovan, Bmmetsburg. Also a large number of other relatives and a large number of good friends. John Reese John Reese, 77, widely known Palo Alto county farmer, passed away at his farm home near Mal- lard Wednesday of "test week. The deceased was afflicted with cancer and was tenderly cared for by his wife and children until his death. Funeral services were held at his (Continued on Page Five) New Qrid Mentor Issites First Call For Players Hustling Bunch of Grid Hopefuls Report to Coach Madden Monday After- noon. Thirty-one prospects for the 1939 football team of Emmetsburg High School reported for practice Mon- day afternoon at the Emmetsburg H. S. field. With only five lettennen reporting for duty, Coach Madden, new mentor from Fayette, Iowa, is hoping for the best from his light squad. Lettennen returning were: Par- ish, Randa, Kushner, P. Hand, and Goodmanson. However, Madden predicts a formidable outfit by the appearance of such outstanding former midgets as Nelson, Parks, Gowans, Hoyt, Soper, Edge, Ingle, Konsella, Hofsted, Hanson, Car- roll, Kerwick, Klehl, Q. -Halsted, Fredericksen, Bufluxn, Max Clark, Varcoe, and Sheiler. The appear- ance of three Houte Kenneth and should also add strength to the 1939 outfit, Sftldow, Campney and North, trans- fers from other, Palo Alto are expected to see" considerable action In the conference games this 'faH.'. With .-reffards to hta outfit, COACH MADDEN .Waterloo Courier Back to St. Louis In Aircraft Industry and Mrs. Wm. Scott and their family have been visiting in Emmetsburg. several days enrotite from 'Detroit, Mich., to St. Louis; Mo., where Mr. Scott will resume' his position as designer and test Banquet in St. Mary's Gym. Curlew Farmer Visits Nat'l.Park And Observed Many Inter- esting Things on Western Trip. Returned Home on Monday. Post Office Moved Into New Building Will Enter St Louis School of Embalming Drive For Membership On Tuesday Clyde Brady arrived home from Los Angeles, Calif., the last of the week for a visit with his par- t ents, Mr. and Mrs. Prank Brady, j and other Emmetsburg relatives. Clyde spent the past couple of T 4-TU- -U.LJ--U m, years in Los Angeles where he held Committees Last Night the Change a good position as cook in a hospi-1 IVrprlp -for He telis the Democrat ne VV d.b lVld.U.tJ. VJXJcll j the west coast. However he Business Today. A fto go to st- MO. soon pnter a school of embalming. Formal f i to enter Dedication i Deports that Bernard CahiU, i 50n of ilr- and Jack Can111 of Emmetsburg. is now in Los Angeles j where he is employed as clerk in Last evening the Emmetsburg I postoffice equipment was moved from the W. G. Middleton building on South Broadway to the new fed- eral building directly west of Central Savings Bank building, patrons of the Emmetsburg office will remember that today, and i henceforth, they- will transact their business in the new location. !a drug store. of C. Members. Plan Big Program for Year. To Discontin- ue Special Collec- tions. Have Authorized Emil Bley of Curlew, accompan- ied by Mr. and Mrs. George Bley of Glenville, Minn., arrived in Em- metsburg Monday following a three weeks' automobile trip to Yellowstone National park and oth- er points of interest in the west. From Emmetsburg they went to Curlew, the home of Emil Bley. Mr. an appropriate program for need Q. he occasion. Both United States The formal opening and dedica- cation of the new postoffice will be held Saturday afternoon, Septem- ber 9. Secretary Charles Sproul, o! the Emmetsburg Chamber of Com- 192, and has tefin merce, is busy in the matter of ar- j operatidk- It reDOrted to De badly rnnrrintr an nnrvrnrvriat'p rvrno-ram fnr Setting their budget for year at the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce made plans during Jr limping" Repair week to put on a drive for 100 per jcent membership among Emmets- city co-onci, Monday author- Jie drive wUl be commenced next improvement to the city Tuesday. The followmg men have warer works equipment. The Fair- Deen named as members of the banks Morse Diesel Engine Com- i membership committee: Jack Edge, pany awarded a contract for the 40 h. p. -Diesel en- The contract price was Sunday a class of nineteen men was initiated into Council No. 936 Knights of Columbus. The exercises were held in the Knights of CJoIum- bus "haH in Emmetsburg. The Car- roll team was in charge of degree. Wprk: The following men were initiated? Joseph V. Montag, West Bend; Henry A. Montag, West Bend; Har- vey A. Mertz, West Bend; Melvin W. Henry, Whittemore; Calvin O. Ditch, Mallard; Richard B. Ditch, Mallard; Ralph F. Degnan, Curlew; George C. Faber, Ottosen; Melvin T, Dunn, Emmetsburg; Gerald J. and Mrs. George Bley returned to Glenville the middle of the week. Emil, who was in the Democrat office Monday, reports that they had a most enjoyable trip. They found western highways in excel- lent shape. During their tour they visited both North and South Da- kota, Wyoming, Montana and Kansas. They took in the wonder- ful sites in the Bad Lands, the -Black Hills and the Yellowstone park. Mr. Bley reports that although farming conditions were rather poor in eastern Mon- tana the western part of that state showed every evidence of good crops. .drouth .and Hand, Hand, Emmetsburg; Emmetsburg; Joseph. T. Francis O'- Brien, Emmetsburg; Floyd W. Con- 3on, Emmetsburg; Robert EL Mc- hon, Ray. J. Calk-, ins, Emmetsburg; Thomas W. Smith, "Emmetsburg, and Garlton C. RoTjfains, Emmetsburg. Following the initiation exercises a banquet and program were held in the TSt. Mary's gymnasium. A splendid dinner was served Oir- cle No. T2 of Assumption church. In the program, which followed, Rev. J. T. "Fitzpatrick of Sanborn proved a clever toastmaster. A short ad- dress of welcome was delivered by Tery Hev. W. F. Mason of this city. The principal address was deliver- ed by Hon. J. J. Meyers of Carroll, who was also a member ol the de- gree team. Remarks were also made by Grand Knight Thos. Cullen of this city, and a few others were called upon for observations. Musical numbers included a tap dance by Mary Bernice Cole and Jean Burke. There were also thres numbers, "The 'Song and the "Mighty Lak' A and Skipper" rendered by the St. Mary's high school girls' sextette, consisting of Gertrude Kirby, Evelyn Joynt, Marigene Kane, Dorothy Neibauer, Marjorie Mur- phy and Jeanne Berger. Miisic dur- ing the -dinner was furnished by St. Mary's "high school orchestra. Spencer Won Golf Tourney Held in Emmetsburg Last Sunday. Local Team Was Second .and Third. Estherville In a tournament held on the Em- metsburg golf course Sunday, Spen- cer golfers, with a score of 737, won the Lakes tournament. Emmets- burg was second with a 744, Es- therville third with 785, and Shel- don fourth with 787. Nelson of Spencer and M, B. Ryan of' Em- metsburg tied for medalist -with 66. each. Raife of Estherville turn-r ed-ln a 11, The scores of the players were as follows: .Ryan, 66; the-. Dakotas and- Wyoming." In Wyoming, particularly, the pests nave done devastating damage. They have even destroyed' the po- tato crop. Mr. Bley was informed that the pests need only one day in which to complete their destruc- tion. While on the western trip the Bley brothers visited another broth- er, Paul Bley, who "resided at Big Sandy, Montana. There is some fine wheat in that section, many farmers reporting yields as high as thirty bushels per acre. The Bley folks experienced good cabin and other acccommodatrons during their trip. They report that food prices are quite high, but ca- bins and hotel rooms were reason- able in rental. They paid as high as 40c per pound for butter, white milk was generally 15c a pint. Gasoline prices are also higher, the highest price asked being 28c per gallon. The local folks report that they f i few years auxiliary electric motors ienators, Guy M. Gillette of Chero- j haye uaA tQ :ee and Clyde L. Herring of Des T t J vloines, have been invited to ap-1 pear on the program but both were forced to decline -because threatening conditions in Europe which may necessitate their appear- ance in. "Washington ydthin the nest few days. Secretary Sproul is at- tempting to secure other important speakers for the occasion, but at this, time no definite program has been announced. The dedication ex- ercises will commence at p. m. after-which the public is cordially invited to inspect the new building. Further particulars about the ded- ication .0% September 9 mil be pub- lished" in'' next "week's Emmetsburg city with its water, but this pro- cedure has proven too costly. RuthHermanson Health Champ Daughter Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Hermanson of Lost Island Township (jhosen August 24. v had trouble-free never stop- ping for a tire puncture or repair of any kind. Resume Sidewalk Construction Work Work has been resumed on the sidewalk construction program in Emmetsburg. A total of fiftten men are being employed in sidewalk construction and repair. Materials are being furnished by the city while labor is supplied by the WPA. Emmetsburg residents desiring new sidewalks OT sidewalk repair can obtain tfae improvement at a re- duced cost "by applying to City Clerk Ida Sands. It wffl be remembered that a great deal of sidewalk construction work was completed during the early part of the summer, but-the workers were transferred several weeks ago to the construction of the 4-H buildings on the county fair grounds. These were complet- ed a couple of weeks ago at a cost of nearly Emmetsburg Redhead In The Select Circle Miss Mary Fordyce, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fordyce Among- Young La- dies to Get Movie .Tests' Her many Emmetsburg friends will be pleased to learn that Miss Mary Pdrdyce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fordyce of this city, was selected Tuesday evening as one of the five runners-up in the Redhead contest sponsored by the Iowa state fair at Des Moines. Miss Margaret Leeper, 21, of Wa- terloo, Iowa, was' chosen "Queen of Iowa Redheads." The announce- ment was made by Miss Susan Hayward, movie actress, while Paul Whiteman, "King of and one of the judges, placed the crown on the Waterloo girl's head. Miss Lee- per, a Gamma Phi Beta student at the State University at Iowa City, win be the guest of Miss Hayward in Hollywood, Calif., for a week after the fair. All six girls were given scripts after the Judging and were to mem- orize, them for, screen tests which were :tp be} held Wednesday. Miss Leeper's screen test was; given be- 4 grandstand Wednesday' Robert Kartin, Leeper's script -.was The DemocraV Joins with .many span of a few feneratkms WM 72; Graves, 73; Gauck, pilot for the Curtis Aircraft Com- extending heartiest con- Spies, 75; Richardson, 78; Tany. Before returning to St.; Louis, urted tbe to ihow Mr. SeoU will 'spend of work oC tbe sueoess in her screen noi be strong ai Xrt Wtdeh wffl be 10 f few' in northern Which is to mt fair their mktot srrtral rears, the teiaor that MISS MART FORDYCE Palo Alto Studio Tuesday evening. Miss Fordyce at- tended the local public schools, graduating from the Emmetsburg High School with the class of 1933. Since her graduation she has been employed as bookkeeper and clerk in the local J. C. Penney Store. Miss Fordyce has. proven herself not only efficient and competent in business .circles at this place, but enjoys popularity among the young social set In this city, Ruth Hermanspn, daughter of MrJ and Mrs-..ThJeo.: Hermanson, of Ward Hamilton, W. P. Kerwick, W. G. Middleton, Eugene Yeutter, Carl Wigdahl, Grant Nelson; Roy Ryan, Charles Spies, Earle Beebe, Henry Willingham, Eugene Cole, C. C. Brownlee and E.'. E. Kelly. While this year's budget is nearly twice the size of last year's, Secretary Sproul of the Chamber of Com- merce informs the Democrat that this year's membership, will include all extra collections that are ordin- arily made throughout the year so that business people -will not be pestered by extra solicitations for various events sponsored by the committee. This year's program plans to pre- sent a pancake day in. .a first-class Christmas trade exten- sion movement, a winter, sports program, a summer water carnival, a barbecue event for nest year's 4-H club fair and many other worth- while activities. It' is plan also Pato Alto County -Health Girl's Champion in the county -health clinic held oh Thursday, Aug. 24, at the high school building in Em- metsburg. Her score was 98.1. She was chos- en from a group of eleven girls, local club including Hel- en Joyce, Ruth McKinney, Lois Kerber, Thelma Oppedal, Marie Lundgren, Ruth Hankey, Dorothy Goeders, Nonnadine Wojahn, Ev- elyn Haag and Bemiece Cooklin. The lowest score was 92.6. Ruth is 15 years of age, and has been in club work for three years. In" 1938 and 1939 she was a mem- ber of the Lost Island demonstra- tion team. Her three-year record memory book has placed in the blue ribbon group at county fairs for two years. Ruth accompanied the Palo Alto demonstration team, composed Cathryn Donovan and Dorothy Sprout, and their leader, Mrs. James Dryden, to Des Moines on Sunday, August 27. She win com- pete with the health winners from the 99 other counties in Iowa. Commemorated Golden Jubilee In Services at As- sumption Church Monday. Very Rev. W. F. Mason Celebrant and Speaker. To commemorate the golden jub- ilee of the coming of the Sisters of Charity, B. V. M., to Emmetsburg and. the opening of St. Mary's Academy, the Very Rev. William F. Mason, pastor of Assumption church, offered a High Mass Mon- day morning, August 28, for all the Sisters who have taught at the academy during the past fifty years. For the occasion the high school choir sang: Mass in D Singenberger Offertory o Domina Mea Recessional Festival March Organ, Gertrude Kirby; Violin, Charlene Tatro. In the sermon which .marked the jubilee observance, Father Mason commented upon the wide variety of labors in which the latholic Sisterhoods are engaged, emphasizing the importance to the church of the work of the teach- ing Borders. The remarkable achievement of church in the' United States in acquiring a complete and efficient system of education to the of the Chamber of Commerce .to "aricf local contanue'-with the county tennis tourney matters. The Chamber of-Commerce wants it understood that dues to. the" or- ganization are not to be .considered donations. "Ffor-h business and -pro- fessional man will be.-told that is buying the co-operation of hit fellow business'.man in-, a. united effort to boost our city, to keep ifc a good town and to make it a bet- ter town. ._': The- Chamber of Commerce is. negotiating for the ft. reflector button of three signs. "On. the top of- .the sign, in renector will r be in large letters, "Youll Like the center line win read; '.'A -Good Town to Buy In, Bank; In. and Sen In." The lower line will read, Friendly People Invite .The signs will .be placed "east, west 'and south of Emmetsburgi i Secretary. Sproul. informs the Democrat that this year's member- ships., win range from Regardless of the. differmce of price aU members of "the Cham- ber of Commerce will have equal standing and an equal voice in the conduct of its affairs. H The local secretary is at present co-operating with the city council in an effort to work out the park- iig problem. It has been suggested ihat three or four parking spaces, n the middle of each business block oe set aside for fifteen minute park- ng spaces. manner it is loped .that Saturday shoppers win iave an. to the business -houses with which they are dealing. A fifteen minute parking rule for these spaces wffl' provide, accommodations for many' during. the day and evening; Each member of this .year's O. of C. will receive permanent signs, the; property of the Chamber of Coin- merce. On the signs will also be notice to solicitors that they. must see the 'Secretary of the.Chambef of Commerce for the solicitations' or schemes as individual members are to buy from them, According to Secretary sandwiches were served dur- ing the ;4-H club fair. The commit-, tee was suppUed with buns and 63 roasters of first beet. We understand three beevei were ajaughtered, maidng a total of pounds of beef pfl the hoof, T The p.- 3. Wells residence .in .the first ward is being remodeled. A tM basement, wffl be dug MM! i Installed, in to other prpreinetits.   

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