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   La Porte City Progress-Review (Newspaper) - February 15, 1940, La Porte City, Iowa                                SECTION ONE LA PORTE CITY ACTIVE Volume 70 MEMBER J _J n 1 _ Bad Fire at MLE. Church Prompt Response of Fire men Is Credited With Saving Church From Se- rious Damage Rapidity with which local fire- men i cached the Methodist church heic eaily Wednesday afteinoon cicdited with saving that structme fiom an almost certain disastrous conflagration. The fire- men got a stieam of watei into a blazing paitition in not much more I than two minutes after the alaiml sounded, and put out the fne before it had climbed into the maze ot false ceilings, partitions and old loois where the two parts of the church are joined. The fne started in the casing of the door serving thc Sunday school section of the church, when a blow torch used by Hartman Kaisei to melt ice from aroum the dooi ignited straw carnei bjik of- the casing by sparrows Mr Ka'ser tried to put out the flames by throwing snow on them but decided after a few moments that the blaze was getting away from him and called a passing motorist to turn in the alarm. As thc church is just a block from the fire station, both pump- ers wuie on the scene in a few moments, and the fire around the casing was put out with a stream from the booster lank on one of rtie engines. Firemen then discov- ered that smoke was still coming iiom above the entry, and after a short search found a man-hole through which they were able to get into a low attic over the church crtrf, where they extinguished a small iire which had run up the of the brick veneered Firemen said that the manhole through which they reached the second-floor provided the only means of access hon of the churchy which' js maze of old partitions, old roofs and false floors Had this fire been able to get a few minutes more start it is doubtful they could have got neai enough to it to fight it propei ly, and the whole attic and roof of the big church would prob- auly have been ablaze in a very short time -Rev, G D. Gaide, pastor of th church, said the fire loss is cov ered by insmance. 69th' Coming to Pastime James Cagney's newest starrin Picture, "The Fighting wi v attraction at th Pastime Theatre, where it will be foy, on_ Snn As display advertising in this fi..- issue of the Progress-Review will C g Next Few Days in this farm moving- deadline ap- proaches. L Uiv the wil1 be held Sat- sale at Brown's sale yards, and KllnVn1 'ale' the M Kline Dept Store building soon to be for the use of 'the Pastime too sales, the other One sale is set for Tuesday, a do.- OUC -Ll- Two Wilson Will Be Candidate For Governor Q __ _ Governor Makes It Clear He Will Run Again in Speech at Waterloo This Week second on the which wil1 not farm Friday, February is will Farm Bureau Groups Listed Homer Fike Announce Names of Various Com mittee Members for 1940 following com mittees have been appointed by Homer Fike of Orange township President of the Black Hawk coun- bureau, to seive during These men met a few days ago for a luncheon at a Waterloo 'ea room and a business session at the county farm buicau office, at which plans for this year were discussed Budget R. Doug- lass, W. R. Knapp and M. T Humphrey. -Serwce C Han- en. C. W. Dunbar and Arthur King. 4-H Boys' Yuska, Glenn Morns, D S. Blough, A. L. Forney and Goidon Sanders Mrs. Floyd Grimm Services Thursday Funeial seivices uerc held at 2 o clock afteinoon this loo, ttho died Tuesday moimng at St Fiancis hospital of double pncnmoni.i Mrs. Grimm was boin May 25, 101 on a faim near La Porte City daughtei of Mr, and Mrs. A. W BuckhoU She lived m this com-' muniU until her mainage Sept. 11, 1935, to Flojd Gumm, at which jime they established theii home in Waterloo. Suiviving aie the parents m La "i tc xjitjTj a, sistci Afi s Vcisbard, and a half-brother, Clint btahnke of Maishfield, Mo. Road Work Black Hawk Co. Board Okehs Plans for Month's Program Three -T Geoigc A. Wilson, one of the few office-holdcis in loua "no hasc not announced their ,........J fo' ic-elcction, maile it cluu to 500 Republicans at n Lincoln Day Jmne, at W.itc. loo Um he intends to run fo, anothci loNii in the office, --elation of Ins intentions c.iine He had icMewed accomplish tiori Piesent adminislia- be he told the audience. "I'm not etnne to nounce myself as a candidate foi Hc tl.Ln add- i say tonight' ,ul- Farm Women Study Best Types Of Clothing _ "Wliat type o othes shall I an 1, i J' 3eltha Mac Dimmitt .ionic dci'ionstiation at the i.ii'iinrr tchool held in the J. J Kelltj home, Tuesday. Fob 13. Dimmitt the- i It all de- pemli, on uhcthoi you are the the dainty 01 i Miss Dimmitt tvpcs in the study line and in dress. Each woman's and found m the inter- ung eithei towaid dainty 01 diamatic, lhc Of which will wu.n toloi effects (-11. 1] Sportsmen Spear Carp In the Cedar More than Pounds of Rough Fish Taken Pounds at Gilbertville fish pounds of wore speaied in the lines am ave added to their fatlois to be considcicd in fiom La Poite Citv siirm monjf those who heard of 'incoln and commendation fo, the iaie .idinmiitiation, as WPI1 compliments foi the Black II county Republican 01 de- i_uili Hie selection of clothing M'liil rulonng, size and 01 fiifinc, chuiactci of action and posluie ColoYs and malenals were uany colois being tiied most W9man.  ranL, MLS. M p and Mis Noim.in iiccllollj ols, William Putney, nch, Harry Schmidt and A. J. Hai ting. Clops and Soils Homei Miller, Godfrey Guldager, J. R Steensgaard, Paul Moigan and Milford Hilton. Legislative and Tax Committee Brown, H L Hawk Prank Schmitz, R. A. Heyden and Fiank Kleckner. iur approval Only other controversial issue brought up at this week's meet mg was payment of a bill of ?19 60 submitted by Mildred Langfitt so- cial welfare director, and Mrs. Minnie Goss, investigator, for mile- agei on a trip to a social welfare conference m Mason City ]ast month. Supennsoi C, V Kline of La City objected to payment, I out after some debate, and after being told that the boaid has ap- pioved similai bills m the past the item was allowed is oiman B anchamc and Mr. and Mis C V Aline n.Th.e dinner was anangrd by the Black Hawk County Young Jpib htans club, with C T, O'Connoi President of tlic club Residing W I- tvans, charman of thc Repub- lican county cent, a] committee, jT-ivu a .splendid addiess on Abia- ham Lincoln, and ,hoi t talks weie given bv Gcoipe Heath of Watci i-oji Study of the music pioi- ctl, followed by a shoit business the thlld hool for thetc women. he next tiaming school will be uf 00 Piomptly at W n ri thp homc of II. Olascnci. HI-Y Drive BUYING FISH President L D. Chester of the Fish and Game club Ihuitday hotly denied ru- mois cu.rcnt about town that caip speared from the Cedar nvci here this week would fuinish the menu for f1? Leine sponsored by the club at King's ban- Friday evening We aie buying fish for claicd Chestor loo, is week. The machineiy contiacts ac- counted for of the amount. the in t Cock-Eved World. e v e'r attemPts to re- the characters ese latter fctua1' while i c doubted] thc most they un- "The raves Bright Sun Melts Snow Iowa Enjoys Real Thaw As Winter Weather Move, Into Eastern Areas ___ Bright sunshine, in maiked con :rast to the wintry blizzards be- ng reported this week along the 3hio valley and the Eastern sea- board, was rapidly eating into the heavy blanket of snow in the La Porte City area this week. Thawing tcmpeiatmes have pic- vailed much of the time since Sun- day, and today (Thursday) the mercury was edging into the low- er forties. Snow wjs melting rap- idly, but apparently most of the water was soaking into thc soil, since Big Creek showed little sign of additional flow. Skating has been good on thc creek all week, until today's warm- er weather. The ice is above the level of thp sandbagged and rock- VA LUC ciiuuunL. Bids on the contracts came fiom ten companies. New machineiy will include tw push mamtainers, one gasolm and one Diesel; a Diesel tractor, used elevating grader- three yard scoop and a four and a half yard scoop. Also included in the machinery W. Meycis of ues and Fred Gilbert of Slate di.stiicl committce- man A half-horn addics.s on con- tluct of state affahs, by Govc.no Wilson, conclude-! the progiam. Says Film Picture" dis- covered dam, an snow. portion of the Lions clul. I much of it is free from ie m K> 01 fleering Cedar Farm Heads Meet on Monday committcemen the AAA and their wives in session on Monday, Feb. 12 in Waterloo. Mrs. Elsworth Richard- son of the state women's AAA committee in Des Moincs, gave thc principle address. L1JU jjiauiiinrr' items wcie two pickups, a three quarter ton pickup, a truck chas sis and a long wheel-base truck. Cow in Fike Herd Makes Pine Record A cow in thc herd of Homer Fike, north of La Porte City, has completed an official record in the herd improvement division qualifying hei foi admission to the advanced register of the American "ruernscy Cattle club. The cow, a two-year-old pro- duced 9G35.9 pounds of rmlk and 81.G pounds of butterfat in 309 days. Brown's Transfer Back Into Lead Bi own'a Tranbfer, La Porte City got hot Monday night and too two games from Moclhei's Tavern Dysait. Conoco Oil, La Porte City lost three games to Hudson mer cantile Conoco now tlcs Brown' for first place. Gilbertville Mil ,ook three games from Jodcr's launch, Hudson, putting thcmselveg n third place. Peai son's Imple- ment, La Porte City, managed to get two games fiom Gates Chcv- olct. La Porte City J. Dutler Gates Chevrolet, rolled high sciics Rams Defeat Orange Five Local Hig-h School Orga- nization is Largest in This Hi-Y Area Dealing since there was open wa- tci at the mouthf, of several small ciceks along the nvcr at which th, carp and other had con- the C. Williams, Conoco Oil, who Iso has rolled GO'O W L Pet. Aunt of La Porte City Folks Dies Bunal services were held at ilmood cumtery in Waterloo Mon- ay afteinoon for Mrs. Elizabeth t. Clan, 78, who died Saturday Pittsburgh, Pa. Mrs St Clair is an aunt of [is. Roy Hawkins and Mrs. W. A. lanklin of La Porte City. Rev. C. Porter officiated at ie committal services. lv J'CU jonoco Oil...........44 25 .638 rown's Transfer -------44 25 .C38 jiJbcrtville Mill ______34 35 493 jatcs Chevrolet ......33 36 .478 parsons Implement ..27 30 .474 Moclher's Tavern .....32 37 .464 Hudson Mercantile 32 37 4C4 Jodeis Lunch -------------30 33 .435 Father of Local Woman is Buried Funeral sci vices were held last week for Serafm Dietseh, GO of Waterloo, father of Mrs. Harry Frost of La Porte City Mr Dietsch, a toolmakcr at the Joh Oeere Tractor company, died o heart disease at his home in Wa terloo early last week. The diive to inisr thc budget for the local JJi-Y club has ended with it pledged. The nica opeiates in Ce- n- Falls Fincnfoid, Hudson, Jes- La PoiLe Cilj, Nev Oi anirc township and Il'jth of Ceda, Falls. The Local Boys Get Back In- in the area to Their Stride With 28 committee wishes to Hank UIL follow ing people foi Uieii in making it possible to out this piogiam L I BaiUy, D D. S, Blough The spearing ,ias done under the Auspices of the La Porte City wh Lh CCvc with the app.oval of Conservation to 24 Victory The L basketb Tuosd 28-24 ic L. Poite City high school! D D- S. Blough etball team defeated Oi.inge ]I G Eshei Ogdcn day night on the local floor Hawlcy, Herb -J- Tho second team won 21-14 Ilwiold Johnson J The local club set up a tight de- C1' F- E- Lchmf- T fensc the fii-jt half and held Or- Jofl" Millei, R. angc without a field goil. Peai son M D. and Kline tamed thc brunt of the club, Ji SCOnnf rlllliniT i_ ton, Fled. S scoring duiing thc fust half ake a 14-1 lead !i', Allan Paikci and LoV" Craft." r i wi" be con- ducted Fiidav 10 to 4 o'clock liver here, it was an- lay by L. D Ches- F'Sh and Starting the .second half Change tartcd hitting thc hoop and al- most made up the 13 points they rere behind at thc ha.'f Maishall cored thicc field goals to spaik bt01 the s-ccond half Thc second team continued win- ning by 21 points to 14 Read thc Want Ads. for Oi.-mpe The storing uas well distributed thioughoat the squad The final game of the season will be played on thc local flooi Vinton plavs Imin Fiiday, La Poite Citv (l.st) FG FT PF ay "l s Gairabrant, C. O'Hiitn, Don Tulei, -Shai H. Loveless, P. W Olson, Glenn C. "oigc- Abel, J H Bu- E. C. Pcndlebury, L J. Robertson, P. R. Many East Bruce People Are Sick East Bruce Mrs. Heiman hecl and son Glen, Mrs. D J T Mrs. Hailey Lashci and daughter Ev- elyn have been suffcUng Horn flu and mumps the past week Ml'S Evc'ctt Brown and Bill Fleck attended the dance in Dysait Tuesday evening given in honor of Mr and Mrs who were iccently wedded. Tohr, BL-US, W. M Blough, Ralph Blown, Gl M For the death of a mule, horse and filly, George Nucko of ncai Albia is suing the Burlington raii- road company for Food Stamp Plan for This ounty Is Still Pending Arch McFarland's Hat in the Ring Arch McFailand, Waterloo, an- nounced today in a letter to the JfTogress-Revicw, that he is a can- Jidate for the Republican nomina- tion- for member of the state leg- .islature from this county, a post (he now holds. c petition of Black Hawk coun- foi inclusion in the federal gov- nmcnt'b food stamp program, nd it is now feared that congres- sional economy moves may so limit thc suiplus commodities program that addition of new cities and counties may prove impossible for some time This county has been working for seveial weeks on the program, undci the direction of County Au- ditor Bailey Barnes, and a com- jletc working arrangement has La the Kline Pearson _____________" 4 Maishall 3 Brown ____ _ _ _ 0 Sides, H.______ Sides, L ------------------o Wagner ______________o 2 o 2 0 lenn Byam, R. D., W. A. Franklin, n. i ItfJUUin, VV. Leo J. R. Pearson, Arnold C. Fiank Powers, Ralph Mailer, M L Fhckingcr, Guy -i Envm Coff' Flovd Eunows, ond Carl Brust, Chf- Bun-, Mr, and Mrs Er- Nics Lucille Ballheim, Hay Tiuniicll, L., polte City Progress- tvicw, C A. Brust, John Dutler Sldw 
                            

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