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Rolfe Arrow (Newspaper) - December 3, 1953, Rolfe, Iowa Dept. History & Archives District 19 The Rolfe Arrow VOLUME XL ROLFE, POCAHONTAS COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 1953 NUMBER 10 Guy Barker Last Rites Held at Plover Nov. 24 Adult School Will Meet December 9 IT NEVER FAILS Plover—Final rites for Guy Barker were held Tuesday, November 24, at 2 p.m. in the Plover Methodist church with Rev. E. M Rasmussen officiating. Mrs. George Arnold and Mrs. Glenn Forsythe sang "He Leadeth Me" and "My Faith Looks Up To Me." Carl Hosier sang, "In the Garden." Mrs. Edwin Grove accom panied them. The Mclntire Funeral Home of Rolfe had charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were W. H. Henderson, A. R. Glasco, John Gembler and two nephews, A. O. Garlock and Edward Garlock, and a grandson, Jonathan Barker. Interment was at Palo Alto, Calif., in Alta Mesa cemetery beside Cora Garlock Barker. Out of town people attending the services were Mrs. George H. Knoles .of Palo Alto, Calif., Mrs. E. W. S. Kane of Edmonton, Canada, Dr. and Mrs. Roger G. Barker ■ and family of Oskaloosa, Kans., Mrs. Fred Smith of Albuquerque, N. M., Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Coffey of Minneapolis, Minn, Mrs. Glenn Sanders of Stratford, Glenn Sanders, Jr., of Dexter, Mrs. Leslie Prichard of Emmetsburg, Mr. and Mrs, Ed Garlock of Mallard, Mr, and Mrs. T. P. Comer of Spencer. Guy Barker was born in Win-terset, la., on December 1, 1873, and passed away November 20, 1963, as a result of a heart attack suffered while visiting in Chicago. Mr. Barker came of a pioneer family in Madison county. HiB father, Capt. E. G. Barker, and his mother, Alice Lee, had como west with their families in I860. He spent most of his boyhood in Madison county except a few years in Mexico where his father had mining interests. He graduated with a B, A. degree in 1898 from the Baptist College in Des Moines. In 1899 he married Cora Garlock. , About GO years_ago Mr. Barker came to Plover to operate the PloverMercantile atorQ^Frpm 1909 m tol916 "" Dis Moines where he was secretary of the National Life Insurance Co. In 1915 the family moved to Palo Alto, Calif., where his wife died in 1985, leaving four married children. In December, 1987, Mr. Barker married Mrs. Catherine Heath of Grass Valley, Ore. They lived in the Plover community nine years. While on a trip to California in 1947 his wife, Catherine, passed away. He spent some time with his children in their homes and in January, 1949, he married Mrs. Tillie Davis of Des Moines. They hav.e spent their summers in Plover and their winters in McAll.en, Tex. Mr. Barker was always an active worker in the church and Sunday school. He was a member of the Methodist church of Plover. He belonged to the Masonic Order and the Order of the Eastern Star. A Masonic service was conductcd by Henry Willingham of Emmetsburg following the church service. Mr. Barker is survived by his wife, two sons, Roger G. of Oskaloosa, Kans., and Guy of New Yark City, two daughters, Mrs. Amanda-lee Knoles of Stanford University, Calif., and Mrs. Lucille Kaner of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; ono sister, Mrs. H. 0. Jenkins of Sacramento, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Adult school will meet Wednesday, December 9, at the Rolfe School at 7:30 p. m. A movie, "Land Behind the Dikes-Netherlands" will be shown from 7:30 to 8 p. m. Donald Beneke, Pocahontas County Attorney, will discuss "Legal AJsSra"'-with ..thè .'Adult Farmer group. Emphasis will be placed on probate of wills, administration of estates and related matters. Thj refreshment hour will follow the meetings. The public is invited to attend any of the meetings. Choral Union Will Present Messiah At Fort Dodge The Webster County Choral Union will present "The Messiah" by George Frederick Handle in the high school auditorium at Ft. Dodge next Sunday evening, December 6, at_ 7:00 o'clock. Please note the change of time. The chorus of 260 voices and orchestra will again be directed by Paul Franklin. Guest soloists have been selected from various sections of the midwest. This will be the twenty-sixth presentation. Many singers from this community will take part this year. The following from Rolfe and the number after their name will indicate the nuiAber of times in the Messiah at Fort Dodge: H. I. Wickre 6, Fern Kipfer 4, Roy Simonson 2, Beryl Wickre 2, Mrs. Fay Wax 1, LeRoy Simonson 1, Mrs. Wm. Kloster 1, Helen Ann Woods 1, Miss Helen Nolan 1, Miss Winter 1, Mrs. Richard Morris 1, and Mrs. Watson 1 From Plover Mrs. Garland Wester man 5, Garland Westerman 4. The public is invited. There will be no admission charge but a col-lection will be taken. This is £. splendid opportunity for the people in this community to hear the rendition of this ' very, popular sacred oratorio; The Messiah: Former Rolfite Wed In Missouri D. E. Young Died Rites Friday D. E. Young, 81, died at his home in Rolfe shortly after midnight Tuesday, Dec. 1 after a Ion? illness. Funeral services will be held Deo. 4, Dt 1:30 p. m. at the Presbyterian Church with the Pastor, Rev. M. J. Prehn, officiating. Burial will be in the Powhatan Cemetery near Plover with the Mclntire Fut.oral Home in charge. Besides his wife, Mr. Young is survived by nine children. They are, Russell Young, Clarion: Mabel, Mrs. Henry Lovig, Ctalc3ville, Wis.; Earl Young, Rolfe; Aurelia, Mrs. Glen Jones, Kansas City, Kans.; Mildred, Mrs. Clyde McDiarmid, Storm Lake; Frances, Mrs. Everett Shaw,. Rolfe; Thelma, Mrs. Earl Firkins, Plover; Gerald Foust, Man-son; and Ira Fouat, Grand Prairie, Tex.; one sister and one brother also survive. Several Local People Placed In Amateur Show Rolfe Mail Route Extended Mrs. Mildred Jensen of Laurens, formerly of Rolfe, and Franklin C. Hopp of Rockford, III., were recently united in marriage, in the Northern Boulevard Mathodist church at Independence, Mo. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Joe Penn Pritch-ett. For her wedding the bride wore a wine colored suit with white accessories and a corsage of pink rosebuds. The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. John Kinred of Independence, Mo., cousins of the bride. Mrs. Kinred wore a navy blue suit with white and navy accessories and corsage of pink rosebuds. The men wore dark business suits with white ■?arnation boutonnieres. After the ceremony the wedding party enjoyed a 9 o'clock dinner at Kansas City, Mo. After a wedding trip to places pf interest in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Wisconsin, they are at home in Laurens. Mr. jind Mrs. Arlo Ives left Tuesday for Des Moines where they attended the Farm Bureau State Convention. The Amateur Show sponsored by the Lions Club at the school house Monday night proved very entertaining and drew a large crowd. The local high school Saxophone Quartet won 1st place in the adult class. The'group is composed of Curtis Kerns, Merlin Ricklifs, Ronald Shimon and Larry Kerns. Other winners were 2nd place-Marimba solo by Audrey Jo Lee from Emmetsburg; 3rd place— Vocal solo by Mrs. Betty Kloster, Rolfe. A tie for 4th place between Kay, Mary and Alice Johnson of Rolfe representing a vocal trio with guitar accompanist, and a," baton twirling _ trio iron» Des ' Moines Township with Carol Jean Lenhus, Josephine Meisenbach and Jean Savery. First prize in the 10 to 16 age group went to 3 young performers of Rolfe, Janis Sue Wilson, Sally Ives and Judy Nielsen in a vocal trio. Donna and Diane Hudek from Pocahontas won 1st place in the under 10 performers in a tap dance duet. 2nd place went to Patricia Morten-sen of Rolfe in a musical number and lullaby. 3rd place was won by Kay Lynn Taylor of Rolfe for tap dancing. In the fine display of hobbies presented for showing, Den No. 2 of the Cub Scouts placed 1st, followed closely by Den No. 1 in second place, and Den No. 3 in third place. The Girl Scouts won a prize presenting their hobbies as a group. The door prize went to Donnie Davidson of Rolfe. The judges were Conrad Cooper, The post office department has authorized an extension of rural Route One out'of . the Rolfe post office, effective as of December 1st, Tuesday of this week. The extention of eight miles improves mail service to twenty-one patrons out of the local office. Those patrons benefited by the above mentioned extension are: Paul Sinek, George C. Onnen, Robert Pedersen, Melvin Pedersen, Andrew Pedersen, Floyd Pullen, Harry Thompson, Robert Thompson, Chris Sorenson, Gerald Soren-son, Ezra Tebbens, Alfred Maasen, Wm. Spanier, S. W. Brown, W. W. Poduska, Richard Hodaway, Glyde Brinkman, August A. Brinkman, E. Phillips Brinkman, Russell Winkle-black and Arlb I' Final Rites Held November 25 for Mrs. Budolfson Garfield Township F.B. Banquet Next Monday Mrs. A. C. Wobster and Miss Tillie Hanson of JBradgate spent the holiday with their brother-in-law and.sist.cr, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Peterson. Mrs. Mabel Morrison had as her Thanksgiving dinner guests, her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Still and their family Mrs. Gorman Webb and Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Still all of Des Moines. KAYL radio station of Storm Lake, Rollie B. Camp and A1 Breen from station KQTV, Fort Dodge, and Mr. Wiley from Laurens. Mr. Harold Calligan, having completed his fall farm work, came to town to serve as the M. C. Twenty-two entries were on hand to participate in this event. The saxaphone quartet has been invited to perform on TV, Ft. Dodge, in the future. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Fyfe and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brooks were Sunday holiday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Bishop. NOTICE— Bake sale at Iowa Electric Light and Power Co. Saturday December 12, at 1 o'clock.—D.M.T. Lively Lassies. NOTICE— The Rolfe Woman's Club will Thanksgiving dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Lehnus were Mr. and Mrs. Isac Couts of Cooper; Mr. and Mrs. Orlin Henderson ami Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kuebler from Jefferson; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kuebler and family of Fort Dodge; Miss Marcia Lehnus from Ames; Dick Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Harris and Miss Pearl Lehnus of Rolfe. Mr. and Mrs. James Jones of Toledo and Mr. and Mrs. Morris Ives and three daughters of Webster City, came Wednesday to spend the week-end • in the Earl Ives home. Other Thanksgiving dinner guests were Mrs. Hattie Ives and Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Ives and family. Mrs. Carl Hansen, Mrs. Pat have a potluck dinner Friday noon, I Woods ahd Becky were Monday December 11, at the Iowa. Electric dinner guests in the Charles Han- Light and Power Co. recreation rooms with Mrs. Hulda Papenfuhs and Mrs. Lola Cornell in charge of a Christmas program and exchange of homemade gifts. Mrs. Mary Trimble, Mrs. Mary Grethen and Mrs. Emma Molyneux are hostesses and desire a full turnout. NOTICE— D.M.T. Rural Women's Club will meet Thursday, December 10, at 2 o'clock with Mrs. George Lehnus. Cake decorating and display of Christmas ornaments. sen home at Emmetsburg, honoring Mrs. Hansen on her' birthday. Shortly after dinner, before the Rolfe ladies left for home a group of neighbor ladies came to surprise Mrs. Hansen. Mrs. Mario Wiegman accompan ied her son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. John Wiegman of Fort Dodge, to Minneapolis where they spent Thanksgiving with Mrs. John Wiogman's parents, Mr. and Mrs. .LaVern Clark. They returned home Saturday. Enter Rolfe's Christmas Decorations Contest To arouse the Christmas spirit in Rolfe residents a contcst has been arranged with cash awards. The Greater Rolfe Club will award the following cash prizes for the best Christmas decorations in the residential section. 1st Prize----------------------$15.00 2nd Prize----------1___________10.00 3rd Prize ______________________ 5.00 The Iowa Elcctric Light and Power Co. will also furnish free of charge the electric current for the month of December to the winners of these prizes. This means your whole residential electric bill—not just the current consumed by the Christmas display. So let's go, fellow citizens, and start planning right away. These prizes plus the pride you receive in keeping the holiday spirits high in our town are well worth the effort. They will be judged by out of town judges on originality and appearance. No entry blanks required, everybody is eligible. Martha I'Della Twigg, daughter of Henry and Susan Twigg, was born at Livermore, Iowa, October 6, 1883. In her early childhood she moved with Jier family to Pocahontas County where she lived most of her life. On June 30, 1909, she was united in marriage with Budolf C. Budolfson. Five children were born to them. They are Marie and Christian of Ames, Edward and Doris (Mrs. Raymond Sharp) of Rolfe, and Albert of Clear Lake; who with their father are left, to mourn her passing. - : - -'■- Mrs. Budolfson was a member of the Rolfe Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed life to the fullest and led a very active life until illness forced her to restrict her activity. She was never happier than when helping others. She entered the hospital on November 3 where she passed away quietly on November 23. Immediate survivors in addition to her husband and children are eight grandchildren: Janice, Jerald and Joan Sharp, Diana and Steven Budolfson, all of Rolfe; Linda Kay and Robert Budolfson of Clear Lake; and Ann Budolfson of Ames. She also leaves three brothers: Edd Twigg, Palo Alto, Calif.; Albert Twigg, Ayrshire, la.; Cecil Twigg, Rolfe; and six sisters, Faye Gauthier and Flossie Duval, Grants Pass, Ore.; Gladys Williams, San Jose, Calif.; Carrie DeWolf, Rolfe; Viola Harris, Everly; and Ida Lynes of Belt, Mont. Final rites in charge of Rev. Martin J. Prehn were held at the Rolfe Presbyterian Church Wednesday, Novemhcr 25. Music was furnished by Mrs. Anita Beckord and Mr. James Mclntire. The many beautiful floral gifts were cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lehnns and Mr. and „Mrs. O. E. Lehnus. Pallbearers were six nephews of Mrs. Budolfson: Roger DeWolf, Rolfe; Arthur Twigg, Rolfe; Richard Harris, Everly; Ronald Harris, Ames; Robert Twigg, Estherville; and Ancil Budolfson, Westbrook Minn. Interment was in Clinton-Garfield Cometer? with Mclntire's Funeral Homo of Rolfe in charge. Out of town relatives and friends in attendance for the rites included the following: Mrs. Faye Gauthier, Grants Pass, Ore.; Mrs. Gladys Williatns, San Jose, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Leon Harris and Ardeth and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Harris, Everly; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Twigg Ayrshire; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Twigg, Estherville; Mr. and Mrs. Rex Rouse, Josephine and Florence Ayrshire; Mrs. Anine Budolfson! Mr. and Mrs. Ancil Budolfson and Mary Jane, Westbrook, Minn.; El-hardt Budolfson, Ceylon, Minn.; Herman Budolfson, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dew, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Budolfson, Lincoln, la.; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ware, Mrs. Mabel Dok-kesven, Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Under-berg, Humboldt; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Williams, Bode; Mrs. Robert Thompson, Hayfield, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Fuller, Windsor, Minn.; Margaret Liston, Ruth Littlefield, Ronald Hams, Ames; Mrs. Frank Mikes, West Bend; Donna Twigg, Des Moines; Mrs. Elsie Kitzmiller, Rockford, 111. The annual Garfield Township Farm Bureau banquet will be held at the Presbyterian church next Monday, December 7, at 6 p. m, Louis J. Elbert, Pocahontas publisher, will be the guest speaker when ho shows his pictures taken while a guest of the Navy, together with three other newspapermen and eleven educators recently. Mr. Elbert has many interesting pictures of many countries. Tickets may be secured from Virgil Thorsen, Bob Heathman, Phillips Brinkman, Bill Durbin, John Ricklifs, Howard Hansen or Mabel Wcigert. Chest Drive Nears Completion The Northeast Town & Country Community Chest drive for funds is nearing its completion. Clinton Township has exceeded its goal of $2752.50 by a close margin. Garfield Township has reported $691.40 of its goal of $1090.00, Des Moines Twp. reported $1111.50, its goal was $1058.50, and Powhatan Town ship reported $954.05 of its goal of $1241.50. There are a few solicitors ahd contributors who have not yet made any report on their drive. It hoped that a full report can soon be made of all townships and that the respective goals have been reached. Strathman-Beckel Nuptials Read Thanksgiving Pocahontas—In a double ring ceremony on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 2G, Miss Betty Jo Strathman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Strathman of Pocahontas, became the bride of John W. Beckel, son of Mrs. Arvin L. Beckel of Storm Lake. The marriage took place at 9:30 o'clock that morning in Sacreci Heart church here with Rev. Jerome Koenig officiating and as celebrant of the nuptial Mass. White chrysanthemums decorated the altar. White satin ribbons marked the pews. Nuptial music was played on the organ by Miss Eileen O'Brien who also accompanied the soloists, Robert Conrad and Mrs. A1 Krejehi; Mr. Conrad sang "Panis Angelieus" and "O Lord I Am Not Worthy". Mrs. Krejehi sang "Ave Maria", and, as the bride placed a bouquet upon the altar of the Blessed Virgin, she sang "Mother At Thy Feet Is Kneeling". The bride, escorted to the sanctuary by her father, wore a gown of white satin and lace. It was fashioned with a fitted bodice with two panels of lace extending down the front and one down the back of of the skirt. The bodice fastened at the back with tiny satin buttons. The loYig sleeves tapered to a point nt the wrist and were also button trimmed. The full skirt ended in a Cathedral train. Her fingertip veil of nylon vet was draped from a bandeau of lace and pearls. She wore a two strand pearl necklace, which was the gift of the bridegroom, and carried a crescent bouquet of Fiji mums. Attendants to the bride were her four sisters, Mrs. Warren Lovejoy of Lawler as matron of honor, Mrs. Charles Byrd of Pocahontas, Mrs. Robert Charlesworth of Omaha, (Continued on Page Five) Cooperation of Public Can Help Xmas Mailings The cooperation of the public in preparing their mailing of greeting cards and gift parcels constitutes nn important factor in facilitating their dispatch and delivery. Below are listed some regulations and suggestions that you will find very helpful. 1. Save time—purchase stamps in advance of the rush period. 2. Address—address all matter plainly and completely in ink, give street address and apartment number, if any, or box or U.K. number whenever possible. The delivery zone should be shown when applicable. 3. Packing and wrapping—Pack articles carefully in strong, durable containers. Wrap and tie articles securely, but do not seal them unless they are endorsed: "Contents Merchandise. May Be Opened for Postal Inspection If Necessary" together with the name and address of sender, as sealed parcels not so labeled or endorsed arc subject to postage at the letter rate. 4. Permissible additions and enclosures—Parcels may be marked, 'Do Not Open Until Christmas,", this being permitted in order to encourage early mailing. Written greetings such as, "Merry Christmas," "Happy New Year," description, may be enclosed with third-or fourth-class (Parcel Post) mail. Books may bear simple dedicatory inscriptions not of a personal nature. Other written additions subject parcels to letter postage. Do not enclose letters in parcels, as doing so would subject the entire parcel to letter postage. Communications prepaid at the 1st class rate may be sent with parcels prepaid at the third- or fourth-class rate by securely attaching the envelopes containing the letters or other written matter to the outside of parcels. 5. Seals—Christmas seals and stickers should not be placed on the address side of mail. 6. Greeting cards—Send holiday greetings as 1st class mail to obtain the many advantages which this service affords. Such greetings prepaid at tho 1st class rate may be sealed and contain written messages. They are dispatched and delivered first; forwarded if necessary, without additional charge, and, if undelivcrable, returned at no further expense to the mailer, provided the sender's address ia shown on the envelope. Unsealed Christmas greetings: Bent 3rd class mail without unauthorized writing enclosed are chargeable with 2 cents postage. However, a minimum charge of 3 cents is applicable to such greeting cards which measure less than 4 inches long or 22 inches wide. Patrons having a number of greeting cards to deposit are urged to tie them in bundles with addresses all faced one way before mailing so as to facilitate their handling in the post office. From December 5 until Christmas the post office will remain open until 5 p.m. on Saturdays. NOTICE— The Y. W. Cldb Christmas meeting will be held at the Iowa Elcctric Light & Power Co. basement at 8 o'clock, Monday evening, December 7. Members are reminded to bring contributions for a Cherokee adult and for a German refugee. There will be a 50c gift exchange. Members are also urged to remember their capsule pal at Christmas time. NOTICE— The Olive Branch of the Rebekah Lodge will meet at the home of Mrs. Pat Wood, Monday, Dec. 7, for a 1 o'clock covered dish luncheon. Mrs. Carl Hansen will be assisting hostess. There will be a 50c gift exchange. NOTICE— The regular meeting of O.E.S. will be Tuesday, Due. 10, at 8 p. m. Dinner will be served at G:30. There will be election of officers. NOTICE— Tuesday evenings, 0 o'clock, is the deadline for accepting news items for that week's paper. Please contact the Arrow office or your correspondent as early as possible to assist the paper's staff in getting the paper out on schedule. Your co-operation will be greatly appreciated. NOTICE— The public in invited to a miscellaneous bridal shower honoring Dolores Neilsen at the Lutheran Church parlors Wednesday, December 9, at 7:30 p. m.
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