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Milford Mail, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1957, Milford, Iowa Years Finest Musical Oklahoma At Lake land Sun Toes Tiie much heralded Okla homa the finest movie play of the year will be featured at the Lakeland Theater Sunday Mon day and Tuesday The musical masterpiece car vies the songs of Bodgers and Hammerstein and is produced in technicolor Such popular tunes as Oh What A Beautiful Morn The Surrey With the Fringe on People Will Say Were In Oklahoma and others are a part of this glam orous picture has been produc ed several ways but this newest musical has proven to be the finest Tex Beneke With Music With A Mood At Roof Garden Next Wed Music lovers in the Iowa Great Lakes region are in for a treat at the Roof Garden in Arnolds Park next Wednesday night when Tex Beneke and his famous orchestra will make a one night appearance Today Tex Beneke and his orchestra have been accepted by the public not in lieu of the Glenn Miller band which he re organized but as one of the na tions foremost orchestras He is greeted everywhere by former Glenn Miller fans who appreciate his efforts to keep the Glenn Miller music style alive The Beneke band is one of the famous name bands to appear every Wednesday throughout the season at the Roof Milford Mayor Attends N W District Meet Mayor and Mrs O WDonald son attended the Northwest Iowa Mayors Association meeting in Algona Friday June 7 Regis tration wasat the Country Club at a m Anoon luncheon was served for the women at the Algona Hotel and fine entertain ment was provided The mayors and other city officials enjoyed a buffet luncheon at the country club Following the busi ness meeting atour of the new court house disposal plant and city hall was enjoyed Mayor and Mrs Donaldson at tended the banquet at the coun try club in the evening where Gov Loveless and Mrs Loveless were honored guests Gov Love less was the main speaker of the evening Mrs Donaldson called in the Ivan Merryman and James Merrymari homes in trie afternoon Last Rites For Old Time County Resident Services were conducted Tues day in the Methodist church in Spirit Lake for Fred W LaDoux 85 Dickinson county pioneer resi dent of Spirit Lake Mr LaDoux died Sunday in the Spirit Lake hospital following a lengthy ill ness life in the county having fanned hogs w K In 1946 Mr and Mrs LaDoux Mrs v jf f ty VI DtlilgUl retired from their Center Laie Maine and Mrs Gary Weber of farm and moved to Spirit Lake Terril also nine grandchildren The Mails old tune news this other survivors include her moth week revealed the fact that Mr er Mrs M D Snodgrass of LaDouxs father Peter LaDoux Downny Calif four sisters Mrs died in Spirit Lake 50 years ago Department of History Archive Des koines Iowa K SOUTHERN DICKINSON COUNTYS ONLY COMPLETE ADVERTISING MEDIUM Mi If dM OFFICIAL CITY PAPER VOLUME SEVENTYFIVE PER COPY lOc As Ocean Currents Ever Ebb and Flow So Ornstin On The Ceaseless Changes Go 110 EAST BROADWAY THURSDAY JUNE 13 1957 OFFICLAL COUNTY PAPER NUMBER 24 Webster Citys Volunteers Return To Site of the Massacre Community School Tues Mrs Truax Dies Mon day Services Today Funeral services are being con ducted this afternoon Thursday for Mrs Claude Truax who died at the Milford Nursing Home on Monday June 10 Rev John Kirby of Union Memorial church will conduct the setvices at two oclock in the afternoon Mrs Dwight Hemphill soloist will sing The Old Rugged Cross and The Lords Prayer accom panied by Mrs Prank Fellows organist Interment will be made in Milford Cemetery with Jack The 24 volunteer marchers from Webster City who hiked to the site of the Indian Massacre which occurred at Lake Okoboji 100 years ago stopped to pay respect to those who lost their lives in the massacre The Webster City volunteers at tempted to duplicate the act of former Webster City volunteers who 100 years ago marched to the site of the massacre to be of such help as was possible The men from Webster City arrived in the lake region Saturday where they were greeted by members of the Dickinson County Saddle Club Neighbors Help At Scott Farm A group of neighbors plowed corn at the farm home of Mrs Mary Scott and Dick Wednesday They were Lloyd Hromatko Ho ward DeSpain Dale Brinkley and son Mike Maranell Lawrence Mitchell Boyd Rehse and Vere Scott of Spencer Dick Scott has been hospitalized at Spencer for the past 10 days Mr and Mrs O W were Sunday dinner guests of Miss Minnie Calking Janet Lee Willison To Girls State In June Janet Lee Willison daughter of Mr and Mrs Clifford Willison of Milford will represent the Lake Park Unit No 371 Legion Auxiliary at Hawkey e Girls State to be held on the Iowa State Teachers College campus Cedar Falls on June 1622 Girls State Is a national Americanism project of the Legion Auxiliary with each state organization sponsoring a session annually its purpose is to acquaint teenage girls with the functions of our representative form of government and the political processes of their respec tive states through a weeks citizenship course and actual participation in the development of a mythical political system known as Girls State Three hundred and four Iowa girls are chosen to attend the ses sion They are selected by spon soring Legion Auxiliary Units in cooperation with their local school authorities from students in the eleventh grade who are in the upper half of their class scholasticaly and who excel in leadership and character The Lake Park Unit is proud to send Miss Willison to Cedar Palls for this week of governmental training Janet Lee has just completed her junior year at the Excelsior school LaPoy Dwight Were dressed Indians Vander Wilt of Spencer Gilbert were entertained j Gottsche Don Hansen and WarI Spirit Lake then drivel1 ren Miller serving as casket bear the slte of the massacre at ers age i ed at the monument by HH Waf JL president of the She had not been in robust boji Lakes Commercial Club and J P Mansmith Mayor of Ar Okoboji Lakes Vacation Varieties9 New TV Show Weekly Talent Show At Park health for a number of years her general decline following a car accident in 1936 in which she was injured She had hadPark Special Entertainment church lead the men VnprTyer j At Veil Cofltls Clufa nolds Park Rev R c Walker of the Arnolds Park Methodist i v ii LA A vii ictu Lilt rncn in nrivpv neons disease since 1947 In near the graves of the mSre December she fell jn her home victims f ws J and sustained a Coila Tltteriifffcn owner and i JAHJ uicii juier examin f fractured hip j ed the state monument which was manaser Vern Coilas Club which required hospitalization placed in the Park to conimpmnr this week she has and surgery at the University i ate the tragedy of the piriv booked several special entertain Hospitals Iowa City She was tiers able to return home and was j Before leaving the state park i ment acts to appear in the up cared for there by Mr Truax and their daughters until three weeks ago when she had a stroke which necessitated care at the nursing home men the on Pillsburys Point the posed for a picture with uJC saddle club in front of the only remaining long cabin of this early day frontier People throughout northwest Iowa southwest Minnesota and the Dakotas will have the privilege of enjoying a new Class Election Called For June 28 to Elect New Board of Directors New Community School Effective July 1 Waimers Sell Business In Arnolds Park Mr and Mrs Milo Waimer liave sold their popcorn machines orange juice stand and Clay County Fair rights to Mrs Fred Voters in three south Dickinson county territories approved a vote Tuesday of this week to form a new Milford Community school Effective July 1 the Mil forrt Consolidated school dis trict he Okoboji Consoli dated school district and 15 sections in Westport will cancel out their old school districts and become the n e w IMilford Community school as a result of Tues days The ballot count Tuesday evening re vealed that Milford voters liad approved the new school union by a vote of 258 in favor and eight voters in op position Okoboji township voters approved the new school with a 66 to 55 vote and Westport residents vot ed 35 to 15 for the consoli dation The vote was officially counted Wednesday evening by the Dick inson County Board of Education The board immediately called an election to be held in the new district on Friday June 28th at which time five new directors and a treasurer will be chosen by the voters of all three dis tricts The five newly elected direc tors must organize and take over the duties of directors of the Kenison and possession was given Monday Mrs Waimer has been popping corn in Benits park since she was about 10 years old in fact she had to stand on a box to care for the popper Mr and ui unLvtuii ui me Mrs Waimer have been operating new district some time between the machines for the past 27 years adding new and modern equip ment when the occasion demand July 1st and July 15th Two will be elected to serve until the first regular school election next year vni ucuuiim IltiAb year ed Mrs Waimers health does I two will be selected to serve until iJiivuLue 01 enjoy me a new class I not pcrmlt licr to do this work the second regular election and A television show Tuesdav eve nnd Mv Waimer is employed by i the fifth member will be elected the town as clerk thus the dcci to serve untU the third coming nings starting June 25 over Sioux Falls TV which fea ture Okoboji Varieties Lakes Vacation stairs Pine Room of her club nightly throughout the summer The Triads thiee attractive j of the The talent girl vocalists and their accomj for the show will be selected The program will be a talent show sidelighted by the wonders sion was made to sell the busij school election i panist J1IC7 lit U1C Aid J5 4CL1 irT ili niKAfkC r it within five miles of Spirit Lake They moved to Milford in March for many years He was one of the 1917 and have resided here first Master Farmers named in since the state and gained wide repu Survivors include the widower tation in the 1920s with a famous Claude and four daughters Mrs herd of Chester White registered clarence Weaver of Villisca Mrs W K Hawley of Anderson Ind Robert Lyons of Bangor Vessie MaySnodgrass was born The Okoboji Lakes Commercial in Osen County Gosport Ind j Club supplied supper for the vis on August 12 1897 She was the itors and their wives and an eve nings entertainment In the amusement park They left for home Sunday morning and this week end are taking part in the centennial celebration of the i town of Webster City second child of Isa and Minnie Asher Snodgrass Vessie and Claude U Truax Mr LaDoux spent his entire were united in marriage on Sept 1916 in Clear Lake Iowa Viola Larson of Chicago Miss June 10th Mr LaDouxs death Dorothy Snodgrass of Santa Ana came in the same city on June 9 Calif Mrs Irma Sampson of Survivors in addition to Mrs Downey Calif and Mrs Julia LaDoux include four children Werle of Santa Ana Calif and Mrs Ervin Marian Frost of one brother Earl Snodgrass of Dickinson county Mrs Paul Chicago Many nieces and nep Marjorie Redington of Dickinhews also survive She was pre son county Burness LaDoux of ceded in death by one daughter Spirit Lake and Carlyle LaDoux Gwendora in January 1951 of Spirit Lake 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren Jan another all Kansas will open beautiful every Monday evening in a special University Talent Show on the state pier in Vem and Arnolds Park Every person in n Friday evening of this the midwest who has some special week They will appear in two talent is invited to enter the con shows nightly They could well I test be called the singing waitresses The four our nf r GreatLakes Assn Handling Record Amt of Vacation Inquiries The Great Lakes Associa tion whose principal duty is to promote the Iowa Great Latest is handling a record number of vacation inquiries this year ac cording to Mrs Vera Heldridge secretary of Arnolds Park The Association has been more active this year than for several years It had display booths in eight midwest sport shows this spring and distributed 60000 copies of their Sports Show tabloid newpaper This has been follow ed up by a daily newspaper adver tising campaign which is now in progress The Association maintains an office in the town hall at Arnolds Park where Mrs Heldridge ans wers all the inquiring mail and assists Tteitors in locating places to sUy around the lake The reoord response to vwtMtog program this is taken by officers as a Mtetion that the Iowa is going to have an Milford Farm Boy Recovering After Tractor Accident Walter Keith Hughes 8 son of Mr and Mrs Walter Hughes who farm west of Milford Is making a good recovery in the Spencer hospital from a serious accident which occurred at the farm home Monday Keith was riding on the tractor plow driven by his father when he fell off and was run over by the equipment He was rushed to the Spencer hospital where it was determined that he had no bones broken His head and face were badly skinned and bruised It is expected that he will re turn home very soon Hospital Fund Steering Committee Meets Fri The Steering Committee for the Dickinson County Memorial Hosj pital Building Fund Campaign j met at the campaign office in j the Farm Bureau building in Spirit Lake Friday evening June 7 The meeting vras called to outline the responsibilities of the Board of Trustees and the Hospi tal Corp and to put in motion the many separate phases of activity Present were the following Trustees Myron Moeller Chair man Ed Blackert Secretary Hvin Jackson Edwin Bates Chet Teale Oscar Foss and Wait sell Burnside Hospital Corpora tion directors present included Allen Arnold president Mrs H P Sindt secretary and treasurer Berkley Bedell and Mrs Vinton Arnold William L Britzendine has come from Kansas City to assist Mr Welteck in the direction of the campaign and is staying with his family at a cottage on Spirit lake Miss Mary Hulverson has been employed as secretary in the campaign office She is teacher of commercial subjects at Spirit Lake school x 1UL Lilt Ulured cltles appear later Ted Mack show on BIRTHS Tues Falls j when the Okoboji Lakes Vaca tion Varieties go on the air for 30 minutes starting at Milford Town Band Presents Concert Wednesday Night The newly organized Milford Town Band under the direction wll of Tavner Wisdom high school i tain the signatures of at least 10 band director played their first j qualified voters in the district concert of the season on the Mil According to plans of interest ford town hall lawn Wednesday ed school people it is thought In addition to the directors a treasurer for the new district will be elected for a term of two years Candidates for the direc tors and treasurer positions must file a petition with the County Superintendent of Schools not later than 10 days previous to the election Each application for one of the offices must con evening of this week that some of the lower grades of Mr and Mrs Tom McCarty I AI1 contestants for the Mon wishes to play are the parents of an eight pound t day nlght snow are asked to ap invited to do so son Kevin Francis born TuesI pear at the Ballroom in the Resiiar day June 11 at the Estherville iPark MondaX afternoon at hospital Kevin has two sisters for an audition The and one brother to welcome him i evening show will start XTt r J r t r tilt Cl UL cttitO OI About 30 members were present the Okoboji Consolidated school for the concert which was well j will be maintained in that school received by quite a large audience i and that the remaining students Th band is made up of townswill be transported to the Milford people and high school students and anyone in the territory who contestants for the Mon wishes to playwith the band is to do so Regular Wednesday evening concerts are now being planned for all summer Mr and Mrs Ralph Meyerdirk i of Perham Minn are the par extensive Okoboji lakes MT Lakes o aes erits of a six pound thirteen ounce i publicity program is being sponj son born Tuesday June 11 Thesorcd by the Okoboji Lakes Com baby has been named Monte J mercial Club which includes the frrn vonf c n Vn A The grandparents are Oscar towns around the vacationing Meyerdirk and Mr and Mrs section of the Okobojis Milford E O Johnson all of Milford j Arnolds Park West Okoboji Mr and Mrs Richard Parks of Wahpeton and Okoboji Spencer are the parents of a son The public Is Invited to parti born Tuesday June 11 at the Spencer hospital The baby weighed eight pounds one ounce at birth Mrs Parks Is the for mer Dorothy Winter of Milford shows at the Park or enjoy see in them on the state pier The opening event will be held Mon day June 17 Union Memorial Bible School Has Good Attendance from several areas around both East and West Oko boji lakes are that the pike are now biting and daily limits are being taken by many fishermen The incoming reports include several points in East Okoboji and from fishing bays on West lake school starting next September Public Supper At Little Sioux Church Next Tuesday June 18 Members of the Little Sioux Luther League will serve supper to the public on Tuesday evening June 18 in the church dining room from p m until all are served The menu includes Sloppy Joe burgers potato salad home baked beans relish plate dessert and drink The cost is 75c a plate Little Sioux church is located four miles south and three miles Navy Days At Iowa Great Lakes Sat Sun Gov Loveless and Navy Band Here First Teen Age Dance Contest At Roof Tuesday The third annual Iowa Navy Days at the Iowa Great Lakes will be held this week end Sat urday and Sunday when navy recruits from over the state will be brought to the lakes entertain ed in a special program and The first Teen Age con test was held at the Roof Garden j in Arnolds Park Tuesday evening j then be sworn into the navy in of this week The event is to be a ceremony at the Tabernacle in weekly feature through the Arnolds Park Sunday Highlight of the day will be an address by Gov Herschel Love less at a luncheon in Spirit Lake j summer months i Jkp Kaekbarth or Laseview and Karres Kannenberg of Spirit Lake tied with Jack Stillwell and Pat Mcllrath of Spencer to win first place and individual loving cups The winners each week compete in a final contest in the season will later Saturday The annual parade will place in the county seat at that day followed by special entertainment Saturday evening at the U S Navy Band will play a special concert at the State Pier in Arnolds Park More than Iowa recruits arc expected to take ivart in the mass The daily vacation Bible School of Union Memorial church closed last Friday after a week of study and recreation Sixtythree people en rolled in the school and they are pictured on the steps of the church with their i ris Friday Is Milford Night At Roof Garden 1 Sunday special services will be Residents of the Milford terri held for all navy recruits follow to attend bs a breakfast In Arnolds fora Night at the Roof Garden irt Park Noon luncheon will be I Arnolds Park Friday of this week served at the Boji Ballroom and Special are available free the special induction ceremonies at several business places in Mil will start at m the Okoboil ford for UxMe who wish to attend Tabernacle in the Park
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