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Audubon County Journal (Newspaper) - September 23, 1920, Exira, IowaV it. Dos to -5 cd a. A 4 ,4 a or i Tori i def Lemmeu boost for Exira t3ae City Benaia tibial established in 1885 Exira. Iowa thursday september 23, 1920 $1.50 per year there was something \ doing every minute i people from far and near attended Exira s big i fall festival. Exira and Vicinity threw off the stress and Strain of its earthly struggles on monday and tuesday of this week while everyone joined in making our big fall festival a decided Success. The affair which was Given under the guidance of the Community Church and commercial club was carefully planned and altho the crowd was not As Large As had been hoped for owing to the fact that Many of our people were tired out after attending the state and county fairs which have been in Progress the past few weeks still we enjoyed a Large patronage and those present expressed themselves As Well pleased with the efforts put Forth to entertain them. Supt. Galloway of Carroll gave an interesting address on benefits of consolidated schools on Mon Day morning to a fair sized Audi j ence and the big Fried Chicken Din Ner which was so Well advertised j was served to a Mammoth crowd by the woman Community association in a Large tent secured for this purpose. A ,-.vi w i at 1 p. M. The Exira military band which furnished 110 Small part of the entertainment and which did itself proud in the rendition of its selections throughout the entire Celebration gave a few pieces after which Hon. Clyde herring demo cratic candidate for governor of Iowa very eloquently spoke on the political issues of the Day. He was a forceful speaker and his address brought applause from those who heard it. The sports program took up a Large part of the after noon and provoked much amuse ment. Many joined heartily in the races and the sack race proved to be especially entertaining. So much heat was exhibited in this race that the committee in charge was afraid to Start the men in the push Ball game scheduled for the second Day. The boys who at tempted the proposition were too Small to make the game interesting. The Ball game Between Atlantic and Anita Drew a Large crowd to tiie athletic Park where the boys played a Good game but Anita seemed to be outclassed and lost to Atlantic by a score of 14-to 8 the second Day a pick up team from Exira played the double stars and j lost the score card Reading 14 to 8. The wrestling match Between de Hansen of Anita and Anderson of Audubon seemed to be the main feature of the Day As Many came for Miles in the evening to witness the event. Hansen had consider Able advantage of his opponent As regarded weight but the boys both showed skill and Hansen threw his opponent. The next evening he met Jones of Audubon on the mat but he too lacked weight and went Down to defeat. � the speakers for the second Day j. E. Palmer John t. Hammill and w. B. Barney All gave excellent addresses which were delivered to appreciative audiences. Good weather favored us both Days and Fried Chicken was entirely inadequate for the crowd. The stands All did Well and tried to give value received. About $400 was realized by the woman Community association. All receipts Are to be used for the Benefit of the coming Lifty. Come again folks. Mrs. Fred Tremel Laid to rest Wilhelmina Ernestina Trommel oldest daughter of Ludwig and Bertha Bartelt was born in Pom Eru Germany december 12th, 1850. The Early years of her life were spent in the Little German Village of Langenhagen where at the age of 14, she was confirmed in the lutheran Church. She was Twenty two when she with her parents emigrated to the United states and settled in Iowa county Iowa. Here two years later Ahe was married to Fred Tremmel. For More than forty five years they met the varying Vicissitudes of life together with Ever increasing Devotion and the bereaved husband sustains an irreparable loss in her death. They came to Audubon county locating on a farm Northeast of Exira in 1880, and have lived in and near Exira Ever since. The forty years spent in this Community were Replete with innumerable deeds of Christian love and ministry and Many a Young wife and Mother Many a family in adversity and distress will miss her kindly Council and Loving service. A Good neighbor everyone Cal de her and a higher encomium could not be Given. She was for Many years prominently related to the work of the congregational Church of which she was a member and the people of that Fellowship Well know the sincerity of her Christian experience. Her last illness began August 2itth. An operation the following Day was perhaps the Only Hope of saving her life but the weight of Many years and a body worn out i service for others made recovery impossible and she passed away on the Lluli. She was 09 years j months and 2 Days of age when death came. Louis and Fred Bartelt of Coon rapids and Sioux City Are Brothers and mrs. Charlie Klever of Exira is a sister. With them the entire Community joins in a common Sor Row. The funeral was conducted from the Community Church Rev. Henry officiating. Interment was made in the Exira cemetery. / m prospects of state Park in county is subscribe now get a map prof. L. Ii. Tammell of Iowa state College and member of Iowa Park commission was in Atlantic last week looking Over Sites for state Parks. It seems there is a Prospect of the old Hamlin Homestead being preserved in its present state by being converted into a state Park. The farm is now owned by n. J. Hansen who has promised to let the state care for the old landmarks until such a time As a state Park can be established there. The old Ilan Ilin Home still stands there and also the first courthouse built in Audubon county. Both Are largely of Walnut Cut from the sur rounding Woods. Iowa s largest tree is on this farm dead with the exception of one huge Branch. Scores of persons visit the place on sundays during the summer to see the big tree and the old Home with its huge fireplace and Walnut trimmings. These remains of Pioneer Days should be preserved. Sale dates c. M. Petersen september 25th. I. Hunt & son september 28th. George Meyers Friday oct. 1st. E. B. Yoss monday october 4th a Milliman tuesday oct. 5th. Mill serve o n t h s i i i j a i l 4 i. Floyd Hartman sentenced for writing threatening letters to j. H. Barton " a % letters alleged to have been writ ten by Floyd Hartman to j. H. Barton wealth Audubon county Farmer threatened death to Mem Bers of Barton s family and the destruction of his property unless he consented to the marriage of his daughter Zola Barton and gave them the farm to live on. Sheriff f rank Wilson and county attorney t. M Rasmussen Brot Hartman to Atlantic this afternoon for arraignment before judge Earl Peters in District court. He was brought Here on a county attorney s information. Hartman it is said has admitted to the officers the authorship of the letters and signified his willing Ness to plead guilty. To his Sweet heart and her Mother however he denies he wrote the letters. There were several of the letters. All were sent to Barton through the mails Carton immediately put them in the hands of the officers. The letters contained dire threats against the lives of Barton s family and the buildings on his farm in Audubon township. The letters did not say what members of the family would be picked to pay the penalty of the writer s Wrath. Barton was made the More in easy on receipt of the letters by reason of having been burned out twice previously. The fires Are thought to have been of incendiary origin. Hartman is about 25 years old. He served overseas in the world War. His parents were former j residents of Audubon count and j now live in Dickinson county. The Bartons Are prominent in the com i Unity. Bar on is the owner of a Large Telegraph. Sneak thieves entered store on last thursday evening some sneak thief entered the j. S. Small i store and carried away a Quantity of cigars and Candy. They Aiso got away with $1.75 in Cash and a Gold watch belonging to Frank Goeser an employee in the store which were in the Cash Register. No clue has been found to the guilty party or parties but it is thought that the work was done by local Talent. Our weather Eye the voice of friends As the political Campaign enters its crucial stage the journal would feel itself guilty of a dereliction if it failed to utter publicly what appears to be the common feeling of the South part of the county to Ward the candidacy of or. O. F. Ide for the representative ship. There Are few men who at the end of a generation or More spent in a single Community can com Mand so great a measure of approbation and loyalty on the part of neighbors and friends As he. Xor is the esteem in which he is held due wholly or even largely to the fact that they have seen him make a Start with Only his two Bare hands and become More than Well to do. He has by Industry Thrift and Good judgment accomplished this but he has not grabbed so intently As to lose sight of other things Worth while in life. He has educated his children stood unwaveringly for whatsoever things Are Good and wholesome in neigh boyhood life and devoted his time and Energy to the up building of the Community at times even set Ting its Good above his own. For Many years he has been a staunch advocate of cooperation among Farmers and there Are few men in Audubon county who have been More Active in connection with the Faun Bureau movement than he. It follows that or. Ide has a claim that cannot be overlooked to the support of his fellow citizens. For not by Clever political strategy nor Crafty manipulation nor yet by the betrayal of Friend and neighbors As is so often the Case in politics did he secure the Nomina Tion for the representative ship. Rather it came As a recognition of a life of integrity and of useful ser vice in his Community As Well As of a proved capacity in the management of business affairs. The journal commends him most heartily to those of its readers who do not know him personally. That he would serve the county most honorable and capably As its representative in the general As Sembly it has not the slightest doubt and that or. Ide s Multi tude of acquaintances and friends hold the same View of the matter is evident from the unanimity with which they express their approval of his candidacy. Gave reception for teachers Friday evening at the High school gymnasium parents and friends of the school numbering about one Hundred joined in a get together meeting to meet the teachers for the coming year j Rev. Henry assisted by mrs. I Henry at the piano led in singing j old familiar songs. Various stunts were pulled off during the evening and some of our dignified towns men dropped their dignity while participating. The mothers of the juniors and seniors were hostesses and served Light refreshments. It was entirely a social meeting but one of the Best the Parent teachers association has yet enjoyed. The Fol lowing parody on Good morning or. Zip zip zip was written and Given by Rev. Henry Good morning Peden Wood and Pugh is your education shy like mine Ohallen Timmens Miller Hill you re sure looking Fine. Christensen Aud Rendleman and Baker too Osthoff and Gamber we Wel come you Good morning pretty teachers All you sure Are some selection a positive collection Exira stakes her pole on Vou. Former Exira girl weds in West Reuben o. Hotchkiss and mrs. Mercedes Hall were married at Chelan Friday evening services being conducted by Rev. Gurr. Or. And mrs. Charles Milliman and Fain ill mrs. S. A. Hotchkiss and Jerry Sullivan made up the wed. Ding party from Winthrop. They made the sixty mile trip up Lake Chelan by motor boat sunday. Or. And mrs. Hotchkiss will reside in the resilience they recently Pur chased from i. L. Rivers. All the upper Valley unites in wishing this worthy couple a Long and Prosper Ous Lite Valley journal. Mrs. Mercedes Millingan Lylall was formerly an Exira girl being the eldest daughter of Charles Mil Liman and wife who went to Washington a few years ago. It will be remembered that mrs. Hotch kiss lost her first husband almost two be irs ago with thu. Lost ladies Black coat and babies White coat. They were placed in the wrong car. Finder please Leav at the Petersen store. Otto l. Petersen. Another birthday observed by friends former resident " of Exira dead g. F. Sylvester was born at Sac City. Iowa april 13 1862, son of or. George f. And Ranics Brown ing and was adopted by or. And mrs. B. Sylvester at the age of three years. They moved to Exira Iowa where he grew to Man Hood. In 1882 he was United in marriage to Alice m. I Knapp and to them eight children were born three of whom preceded the father in death. He was a commercial traveler for Over thirty years and was Well known in Iowa and South Dakota. He moved to Sioux Falls nine years ago from Watertown. He is survived by a wife and five children mrs. Alice Sylvester Walter Sylvester Beulah Ger Trude Clarence Florence and a sister mrs. C. A. Elliott Lake View Iowa. Marion c. Rum Niehart celebrated fits birthday last sunday., sep tember 19th and a number of their friends and relatives were invited in to a big dinner. Ice Cream and cake were serve cd later in the Day. Those who were present for the Day were James Gripp wife and daughter Lizzie and son Fred George Wahlert and family Levi stillians and family Anna hoc nip and sister mrs. H. Bolen Clark Griffin wife and daughter Mabel. Farm Bureau con Ference at Denison Farmers haul by True per mile. Phone 40. Herrick it Marks 50c the county agent and several directors of the Audubon county farm Bureau will attend a District conference at Denison next Satur Day. The meeting is called for making the plans for the october 12th membership drive. Township pro Grams township farm Bureau meetings and elections and the annual meeting will be taken up and discussed. Wrestling match a big Success the smoker Given by the Amer ican legion at Brayton was a big Success and the boys realized a Nice sum of Money. Anderson of Manning who was to appear in the preliminaries failed to show up and Roy Jensen was called Back to school so Jake Thielen and Holger Jensen put on a Short exhibition. John Jensen of Exira Defeated Arnold Jensen of Brayton in two straight Falls first fall in Twenty seven minutes and these Ond fall in Twenty four minutes. The legion Post plans to hold several doings of the same kind during the Winter and also a series of lectures and other entertain ments. The first lecture will be Early in october probably the 4th, when col. Tinier former com Mander of the lost infantry will speak. This will be free to every body and legion members Are urged to attend As col. Tinier will just be Back from the National convention and will have lots of interesting things to Tell. Me wide member ship drive act. 121# co operator to work his District. Many new members expected october 12th, Audubon county will enter with All the other coun ties of the state of Iowa on a big one Day farm Bureau membership clean up Campaign. This Day comes As a necessity to increase the Larm Bureau membership because during membership work last fall there were so Many men Over the state and in the counties who were not seen. Just How Many new members there will be in the state is hard to estimate. However the number will run Well into the thousands. Audubon county at present has 1145 farm Bureau members. The night of october 12th it is expected that she will reach Well Over the look member Mark. Several coun i ties in Iowa already have reached the two thousand Mark. \ Hie farm Bureau federation is under a year in age but even with Only its few months existence it has made such remarkable Progress that it is recognized today with utmost respect by All Active and1 influential individuals and Busi Nesses of the United states. It has been proven that the Farmers can organize and it is realized because of the benefits already derived that the organization is now hereto stay and that it will continue to grow until it is As powerful a Force in Industry As its rightfully should be. Those who read and know what the organization is doing and who know what it is planning on doing feel assured that it is a matter of but Only a very few years until the Farmers of the states will be organized practically one Hundred per cent Strong the same As is any other prosperous and thriving Industry of the country today. October 12th will be eagerly watched not Only by the Farmers and the enthusiastic farm Bureau members but by All the interests and business organizations of today. Palace theatre sat., sept. 25th Tom mix in terror. It s a scorching drama of the West with More thrills and stunts than can he seen in four Ordinary Westru thriller. 15c and is c wed., sept. 29th the girl woman by Gladys Leslie the Rirl woman is a highly dramatic screen production. Reports from new York where the picture was first shown attest that the girl woman has tie ear Marks of a film that will live Long. 10c and 25c show starts at 7 30

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