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   Graettinger Times (Newspaper) - June 2, 1955, Graettinger, Iowa                                YOUR HOME TOWN NEWSPAPER SERVING YOUR HOME TOWN COMMUNITY VOLUME 22 PALO ALTO IOWA JUNE 1955 Many Attend Memorial Services Here Many Graettinger residents and Memorial Day visitors attended the annual Memorial Day services here Monday as tribute was paid to the war A large number of exservicemen headed the pa rade in which the school band and many small children also took Near perfect weather was en joyed on the holiday as skies cleared and bright sunshine sent temperature readings Into the seventies after a rather cool week Military memorial services were held in Fahnestock The open Ing prayer was given by Tolb and officer of the read names in memorlam aa placed flags on honorary The veterans firing squad fired a military salute and thii was followed by 30 seconds of silent prayer and the playing of taps by Paul Pete James was drlllmastcr of the mili tary The program in the Legion hall was as follows Pledge of Alle giance by Clarissa band Invocation by In Flanders Field by Helen Peter solo by Jane Gettys burg Address by Wayne Johnson and the addressof the day by After another band num ber the benediction and retirement of colors closed the PAULS AND FIRST LUTHERAN TO HOLD JOINT BIBLE SCHOOL Children of the ages from around 4 years up through 8th grade will attend the Daily Vacation Bible School sponsored by First Luther an and Pauls Lutheran church es beginning June 6 at the Graettinger Sessions begin at and end at each day for the school that runs through June The school Is open to all children who would like to Those who will serve as teachers are Miss Arlee Paul Miss Judy Miss Francis Kenneth Ernest Miss Martha and Arthur Pastors Tolo and Sorensen are in charge of the The closing program for the school will be held on the last Fri June 17 at Parents are invited for this program and Children who plan to attend are asked to bring paste and Older pupils should bring Bibles and Awards will be given for those having perfect SENIORS SHOULD PICK UP CLASS PICTURES AT SCHOOLHOUSE School officials have announced that the 1955 Senior class pictures will be available the schoolhouse this weekend and all seniors are urged to stop and pick up their pictures this toriwill Mutries SuitThukYoi pastor of the Graettinger Methodist recently received a letter from the Goodwill Industries of Sioux City commending and thanking the people of Graettinger for their response in contributing articles for the Goodwill Truck in a re cent visit to The letter May 1956 Hodgkln Iowa To the many people of Graettin ger who responded so generously to Goodwills recent appeal for dis cards of all A sincere thank you from all the handicapped men and women at Goodwill In lieu of an expression of grati tude to each individual we hope this brief Vpprecll tlon will convey Goodwills grate fill those who shared In the effort and helped to make it a most gratifying We are happy indeed to tell you that the last Goodwill truck pickup constituted one of the largest ever collected in Very Sincerely John Goodwill Graettlnger honored Its war dead with a Memorial Day program which was preceded by a parade headed by exservicemen of the The High school marching band and the children who decorated the crosses were also In the Fiftyone honorary crosses were decorated as children placed small American flags on each cross the names of the honored dead were read by officer of the The outdoor service was held in Fahnestock park followed by a program in the Legion Ringsted Town Team Nine Here Tonight The Ringsted town team Is sche duled to play the Graettinger nine at Evergreen park tonight Thurs day at This is a non league fray as Ringsted is a mem ber of the Kossuth county league and Graettinger is a member of the Sioux SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE BEGINS SUNDAY AT IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Maynard has announc ed that the summer schedule for Sunday Masses will begin next June 5 when Masses will be at and Weekday masses will continue to be at Over An Inch Of Rain Here Wednesday An early morning thunderstorm Wednesday morning dumped over an Inch of rain in Graettinger as Inches of rain fell in a period of about two There was also a trace of hail during the storm in Nearly an over of rain hers last week aa thundershowers covered the area Thursday and The rain was exceptionally spotted with varied reports of amounts of rain received in various nearby The rain was a lifesaver to small pastures and lawns and to some fields of corn which start ed unevenly because of the dry This was the first recordable moisture since May Temperatures dipped to cool 40 degree readings Saturday and Sun day night but warmed up to the 76degree mark on SCOUTS WILL BE GUESTS OF CARDINALS AT MILWAUKEE GAME The Explorer Scouts of Clalto District are to be the guests of the Louis Cardinal Ball Club in Louis on August 15th at a night game between Louis and All Explorer Scouts in Clay and Palo Alto counties arc included in this trip which is being planned by the district for tho dates of August 12th to August ThisIs to be the highlight trip of the year and the scouts will have a chance to see and enjoy many both historical and educational at very little expense to the with the exception of meals and This is the first time Clalto dlo trlct has ever taken advantage of such a trip to show the many opportunities scouting offers to ProSchool Childrens Weekly Story Hour Begins Saturday The summer weekly Story Hour for Preschool children through Third approximately ages 5 to will begin at the City Li brary on Saturday Juno from 3 to 4 The reader at first session will be Joe Watch the library column for successive Danger Two Blank Cartridges Missing Legion officials have informed us that during the Memorial Day services here Monday two blank cartridges that misfired were ejected when the salutes were fired and children who quickly grabbed the empty ejected shells appar ently also picked up tho two blank All parents are urged to check with their children to see if they have the blank cartridges in their possession as there could be con siderable danger In the cartridges in the hands of Former Melvin Died Friday Mclvtn of died at Friday at the Worthington Municipal hos pital where she had been a patient since May Christiansen had been seriously ill since she underwent surgery April Funeral services were held at the Immanuel Lutheran church at Terril Tuesday afternoon with the Schaefer Burial was in the Fairvlew ceme tery at Pallbearers were Clifford Homer Fred Har ley Luvcrne Johnson and Emil She was born in Terril May the daughter of Henry and Frieda and attended the Terril She was employed there until her June at Spirit and Christiansen lived for four years in and near Graet tinger Christiansen is the son of and Chris tiansen of Oraettlnger and moved to Terril where they have made their home Christiansen was a life long member of the Immanuel Lu theran church of Terril whore she was active in church and Ladies Aid She Is survived by her two Dean Doris Hlglnbotham of Estherville and at home two Kay and Jeffrey Higinbotham her Henry Probst of Terril three Harry and Nick all of Terril four Clyde Derb Taylor and Harry Goetch of and Elmer Goctch of Spirit She was preceded In death by her a and a GRAETTINGER MARKETS June 1 CORN BEANS HOGS Top Butchers Top Packers List Special Awards Given To Students Here On Class Night Eighth grade graduation exer cises and school class ceremonies were held Thursday evening at the Graettinger school County gave the eighth grade commencement ad The following special awards presented to the winners of the different as released by school officials Earl Wal dorf Parrell Special FFA and Athletic Arnette Dan special Riders pigest Waldorf Dana Wor mens club English award and G Gerald State Bar as sociation citizenship award and special FFA Gary Danforth Foun dation citizenship Wayne Special FPA award and citizenship Martin Band Parents Arlon Pearl Ann Special vocal music Paul Special FFA award and special track Dennis Special FFA award and G Paul Special band award and speech Luella Medical techno logy Betty Special citizen ship award and special band Cynthia Special vocal mu sic award and G Jane Special FHA award and G Robert Special FFA special vocal music award and G Susan Shi Special band Margaret Special band Jacquelyn Gene Janeva Roland Rosemary Arleen Bis Jo Ann each re ceived G club SOCIAL SECURITY REPRESENTATIVE AT EMMETSBURG WEDNESDAY Under the present social security totally disabled persons have new rights which in many cases may make it easier for them to earn monthly social security bene and also receive larger amounts when they are accord ing to Clifford mana ger of the Fort Dodge Social Secu rity Any disabled person in this area is invited to contact the social security office or a re presentative now about this dis ability A representative of the social security administration will be In Emmetsburg Juno to accept applications for benefits and to answer questions about federal social Ho may be contacted at the Employment Ser vice Office from until JAMES SWANSON IS OFFICER OF MENS GROUP AT IOWA STATE The Mens Residence Association of Iowa State College has announc ed that James son of and Frans Swanson of has been elected treas urer of Stange House Is one of the twen tyfour houses in the FrlleyHughes Hall dormitory at Iowa State Col Each house contains from thirty to eighty men who elect their own house as a house will work with the men of his house to further the objectives of the MRA which are to make the MRA a more efficient and to integrate the activities offered by this Midgets Begin Season To Play Home Games Friday Nights Also List Schedule NOTICE Circle 4 of the Pauls Lu theran church will hold a bake sale at Hansons Hardware store Saturday June 4 beginning at 7 The public is cordial ly invited to patronize this BROOKLYN DODGERS SIGN MARLIN RODMAN ATHLETE The signing of Marlin Rodman high school by the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball has been Erickaon is well known in local athletic circles as a star baseball and bas ketball player for the Rodman High school He graduated this He was reported to have received a substantial bonus for signing with the major league club and has been assigned to H Dodger farm team in the Pony league In New Erlckson worked out with the Paul club the past weekend and was to report to New York this High School Nicks Lone Rock 31 In Hiirlers Duel Graettinger High school opened the summer baseball schedule with a 31 win over Lone Rock in a hurlers classic at Evergreen park Sunday Pitchers Cotton of Lone and Paul Bonstead of the each turned In neat mound The first Lone Rock batter swatted a double and later scored on a passed ball and that was the visitors lone threat as only one other batter was able to safely for Lone The Pirate lineup went down in order the first time around in tho first three innings and trailed 10 until the fourth when Paul Bon stead and Gary Bonstead singled to tic up the The locals went ahead in the fifth when Baedke tripled and scored on a wild In the sixth the Pi rates added a run when CurtLar sons single and an error made It a 31 Game totals were 3 4 hits and 1 error for the Pirates and 1 2 hits and 3 errors for Lona Paul Bonstead and Schnell and Kirkegaard was the winning battery and Cotton and Culbert son formed the losing Bonstead struck out 18 Lone Rock batters while Cotton fanned 10 In Sundays preliminary game the Pirate Bs shut out the Lone Rock Bs 50 in a fiveinning Burg went the distance for the The Pirate Bs turned in a triple killing In the third With Lone Rock runners on first and second Bobbie Pi rate nabbed a pop ran over to second to double off that runner and then threw to Gary Masters at first base to com plete the triple TOWN TEAM LOSES 53 CONTEST TO REMBRANDT SUNDAY The Graettinger town baseball team dropped a wellplayed 53 contest to Rembrandt at Rem brandt Although the locals outhlt their rivals cost ly errors led to their Ronnie Jensen went the distance on the mound for the locals and turned in a fine limiting the opposition to five PRIZES Two of Graettingers Wednesday jackpot awards were claimed here this Murphy claimed tho Buck prize and Virgil Olcson claimed tlje jack pot Margaret Aylward did not claim the award and Mary Qulnn failed to claim tho big Next weeks prizes will be 25 and 100 IN CRITICAL CONDITION IN EMMETSBURG HOSPITAL Chris of who has boon a medical patient in the Emmetsburg hospital the past two remained in critical condition this Thursday according to word received from members of his Coach Bob Held has announced a schedule of games for both Mid gets and High school teams here and play is now in progress for both The is not complete as yet and there will no doubt bo other games add ed to the In addition to the above two teams there will also bo games played by the Midget games will be played at Evergreen park on Friday nights instead of on Thursday nights as in the post several This change was made In compliance with requests from pastors who made the request because of the Thursday night conflict with youth activities of some of the churches According to Hpld tho Mites will be made up of boys who have not reached their 14th birthday by 1955 and the Midgets of boys who have not reached their 16th birth day by The Midgets will play regulation bases and re gulation pitching distance while the Mites will play basepaths and pitching Although a large percentage of Inst years successful Midget team has graduated and a large re building job is in store for tho local there has been no lack of enthusiasm by Graettinger young sters and Held said there about 50 candidates for the Midget and Mite The Midget schedule as released by Held on June 1 June Lono there June Swea there June hero Midgets and Mites June here Midgets and Mites June there June here July here Midgets and Mites July there July there July Swea here Midgets and Mites July there Home games are scheduled to begin at for Mites and at 8 for the The High school team will be largely the same as played during the spring season as seniors are still eligible for this summers The far Juno June Juno June June June July July July high school schedule thus here there there here here there Lone there here there Injured Caller Puzzles Wallingford Couple from Estherville Dully News Early Saturday morning a south bound automobile slid across a gravel road made slick by a brief shower and went endovercnd Into the east Almost Immediately following the crash which render ed the car a total a figure emerged from the twisted wreck Bloody and Norrls Oline 24yearold farmer of groped through the came to the farmhouse of Harold one mile west and about one and threequarter miles south of He found no one at the broke a and tried to use the The phono falling to with his scalp torn open and nose broken from the went out to the road and flagged a passing motorist who took htm to the and Harold Nlchtern were visiting relatives in Algona until nearly 1 when they re turned to their farm to find a light on in the I know we turned it said Nlch tern to her husband as they cau tiously approached their Theres blood on the porch Nichtern told his and look theres a trail of blood In to the and a broken The mystery was solved when Continued on Page 8   

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