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Marion Sentinel (Newspaper) - October 18, 1945, Marion, Iowa VICTORY BONDS TO HAVE AND TO HOLD Hbtrtmt The Walker News Consolidated with The Sentinel May 281942 VOLUME 66 OCTOBER 187T945 NUMBER MARION PLAYED VINTON TO A TIE Friday nights homecoming foot ball game with Vinton here was a from Marions point of even though the score was a 6 to 6 before the was set clown by the experts as two touchdowns the better but the Indians failed to see it that and gave back as good as they received in every Million scored mixing some welltimeu passes with line and were never stopped after receiving the ball on the first Horner going over on a short pass from In fact that first quarter looked dark for as Marion again got pos session of the and started a drive goalward that was not stop ped until about the 20yard line was In the second Vinton scored on a sustained Cleverly executed end sweeps were good for and a long pass or two Kelly was the one who can led the ball The try for extra point failed for both teams and this ended the Thereafter the contest was a tense with both teams threatening at Vinton was twice at the Marion and Marion was within striking dis tance of the Vinton Mottinger and Gable each made spectacular and com ing near the end of the end ed on the Vinton 32yard Successfully plunging through the weakening Vinton put the ball and a first down thirteen yards from pay with a minute left to Here it looked like a resort to passing was for a failing pass stops the But the Indians elected to The first down made a moderate but before a second plunge was time had run The Indians show a steady im This was undoubtedly their best game so Not a Single fumble marred the game for and there were few penalties The Marion line held the Vinton plungers to small Miss Betty Lou Christiansen was crowned queen and ruled over the festivities at the Homecoming ball in the high school gym after the Identity of the queen had been kept secret until that Serving as her attendants were Virginia Athlyne Rita Avis Em Jean Donna Van Natta and Joanne Biddick Lumber Sold to Anderson Possession 1 The Biddick Lumber operated here for twenty years by Biddick and has been sold to the Ander son Lumber company of Minnea it was announced this Possession will be given the new firm November The change in while coming as a surprise to the com will in no way affect the service of the according to who states that the new owners are experienced lum with an excellent position in the It is expected that the new owners will operate a fine yard in every Rick Biddick will retain his po sition in the continuing to serve the people of the Marion community for the new Both members of the firm re tiring from business plan to con tinue their residence but will devote their attention to other bus iness Just who will assume manage ment of the yard for the new firm has not yet been Esther Griffiths Died Early Tuesday Lived Here 57 Years Esther Griffiths died Tues October at at her 455 Sixth Mar She was born January at Volga the daugh ter of Samuel and Esther Bidwell and wag married at Sioux City to Edward Griffiths and came to Marion from Volga City 57 years Surviving are Wybro Griffiths of Merinie Barry of Ella Hastie of Edward Griffiths of San Luis Grace Baker of Besides there are two Don ald Niagara and Griffiths Barry of and one William Benning ton of Volga Her husband died in Marion April She was a member of the Mar ion Methodist Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 11 oclock from the Yocom chapel in charge of the James pastor of the Methodist Burial was made in the Volga City Property Sold and Pickerill of San have sold their property located at 1276 Thir teenth street to and Paul The sale was made by Earl CONVENTION AT CENTER POINT The seventyeighth annual con vention of the Linn County Coun cil of Christian Education will be held at Center Point next October with a large attend ance expected for the big All sessions will be held in the Center Point Christian with the convention getting under way at with Theme for the 1945 conclave is Building Anew With Christ for a Free Forum discussion groups will feature both morning and afternoon and the county will preside at all ses Registration will be in charge of of and the morning pro rani proper will begin at ten A covered dish luncheon will be served at Church folk from all over Linn county are nvited and urged to attend the convention The program Morning Session and greet ings from the appraisal and status of the InterChurch state the a a discussion of Continued on 1C Silver Star Medal Award Posthumously to James Beerman A Prisoner Since the Fall of Robert Taylor Finds Home A Blessed Place Home again after five years and three months with thc Ma Robert Taylor finds Iowa a blessed Especially does it seem good to sleep in an American bed and eat home cook after being in Jap prison camps ever since the surrender of The Aiarion marine arrived in Marion last aft er an ordeal he will long remem Treatment at the Philippine prison camps 3 and was not so says But when the prisoners were moved to Japan the going was so bad that only about one out of five lived through the rest being beaten and starved to with a gang of about was put to work in a coal mine and worked from in the morning until Continued on Page 18 ICOliKHT TAYIAMI Memorial to Former Marion Resident Is Placed in Oak Shade Through thc efforts of David Brier a memorial marker has been placed in Oak Shade cemetery in honor of Wil liam Wood a distinguished former a commander of the nations naval who died on the high seas in and his body buried in the deep which he had sailed for so Captain Smyth was born in the son of Jay graduated from Marion high school and later from Coe college and then in 1901 from the Naval acadamy at He served through World Wai I as commander of the Powhat and was engaged in the ferry He happened to be at Long Beach at the tune of the great earthquake at Los and was appointed commandant when that city was placed under mili tary He achieved many honors in his and was on call to Washington for further honors when after his the Tennes had passed through the Pan nama canal enroute he was suddenly stricken He was last in Marion in Octo when he brought his mother here for The Smyths had a lot to do with the early life of this The head of the Robert settled near Mount Vernon in William his was a distinguished settler in the Civil and was once congressman fjom the sec ond David Brewer Smyth is a and at one time had 48 first cousins living in this He has been away for many but is living here hale and at the age of He has a place all spotted for himself among thc Smyth clan in Oak Shade but frankly ad mits he doesnt expect to occupy it for many Jay father of Captain William Wood was at one time presi dent of the First National bank The cousins sharing with him in this memorial were Frank Detroit Maggie and Charles Smyth Tur of Mount Vernon John Smyth and of Cor rectionville Anna Smyth Idaho Mame Port er and James Smyth of MAQUOKETA IS COMING FRIDAY The silver star medal has been awarded posthumously to James who was killed in action in according to information received this week by and of The citation which gives some details not previously reads as follows For gallantry in action against the on November in the vicinity of In the drive on Com pany I fought its way to a mined bridge spanning the Mo selle across which enemy troops were With the haz ardous hope of capturing the bridge before it could be destroy Private First Class Beermans platoon wag ordered to infiltrate across and seize a bridgehead on tlie east In the face of heavy machine gun and twenty millimeter Private Beerman and his comrades started The Marion high school Indians will be host to Maquoketa grid men at the Marion Athletic field Friday Maquoketa has won from Mon ticello and has a re puted heavy and you may be sure that Ralph Rasty Rey thc Maquoketa will be coming back to his old home ready to shoot the works and give everything he in order to carry home the The Marionites are not expect ing an easy They have a very great respect for the visit But neither are they ready to concede a They do expect to make it a battle worth and they ask you to come and see some real foot The Indians have consistently unproved each game they have Barring practice the team should be able to present its full strength in the coming One thing sure is that Coach Lester Hippie is getting his men in good and they will be in there pitching at the end of the game the same as at the No matter how the game it wont be over for us until the last whistle A halftime entertainment will include a tugofwar between two picked Football Is a Big Business Even In High School Circles Football as in most schools is good As an extra ciuca autxiLcu n Four of the men reached the far It usually but before they could locate pays lts way and often leaves wires leading to the demolitions the Germans detonated destroying the Piivate Beermans completely courageous devotion to duty re flects lasting honor on him and typifies the highest traditions of the military The notification states that the decoration has been forwarded to the commanding general at Oma and that the time and place for tlie presentation would be ar ranged in accordance with Beermans The citation bore the signature of Edward acting adjutant and Beerman have re cently received a letter from one of James special which gives details of their sons last brave adds both to their feelings of pride and their sense of Seven Men Inducted By Local Board 3 Seven men were sent out for in duction last Thursday October by Linn County local board They were Richard Robert Oco Donald Fairfax Billy Marion Central City Donovan and James Central Inside The Sentinel Alburnett 6 Center Point 2 Church Directory 8 Classified 15 Editorial 12 Farm 3 Here and There 4 Looking 12 News of Service 13 On the Half 12 Robins 11 Social and Club 8 Springville 10 Talk of the Town 9 The Whatnot 9 14 something over to help carry oth er equally but which do not carry so much popu lar Last year the receipts from football were slightly more than a thousand and after ex penses were the fund was to the This year both tlie receipts and expenditures promise to exceed those of a year The receipts for season tickets amounted to The gate re turns for the UHigh game were while the Vinton game brought a gate of This makes a total of in But it costs money to run a football Here is the way the money goes Officials for two home trans portation for two games guaranty to visiting With four more games to two at these expenses will be at least that much Then there is still insur which has cost up to Equipment shoulder hip cost up to and con siderable more has not yet arrived which will require another con siderable when it Conference dues and state advertising and micellan makes a total of so The weather on game night makes a big Good weather Friday night should bring out a big crowd to see a fine but the Anamosa game should be the An amosa usually brings many root ers with her team as home fans can muster This a rejuvenated victory Anamosa will be here to take the town as well as the The athletic fund needs a lot of money to improve the field and so dont think the money is not his wife and three children and Storcks Carl arrived Tues day from Kansas The Storcks are guests in the Storck home and Fernow ia a guest of and Car
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