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November 10, 1939

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THE HUM BO LOT REPUBLICAN VOL. L. Combined With the Humboldt Kosmos April 1, 1893. HUMBOLDT, IOWA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1939 NO. 31 SANTA CLAUS WU BE HERE DECEMBER K Will Dedicate Memorial to ;ph< Memorial to Stephen H. Taft Stephen H. Taft Friday CEREMONIES TAKE PLACE AT 1:15 P. M OBSERVES 90TH BIRTHDAY Stores Will Close During Dedication And Football Game The memorial to the late Rev. Stephen H. Taft, founder of Hum- Wold Humboldt College and the Unity Church of Humboldt, and erected by the Taft Unitarian Memorial Foundation of this city, will be dedicated at 1:16 p. m., Friday afternoon of this week, at the memorial site, in Taft Park. There will be a short program, and the dedication ceremonies are open to the general public. The memorial, of diamond gray granite, was erected by W. B. Wayt and Company Inc., of Sac City. This Is the same firm that erected the memorial to Will Rogers in California. Description, The die, or center panel of the memorial, is five feet, eight inches in height, it is a foot in depth and three feet, nine inches in width. The base is eight inches high, a foot and a half in depth and a foot wide. The two wings are three feet high, eight inches in depth, •and are .three feet, five inches in width. On the center panel is a Hthl- picture of' Mr. Taft and the following Information: \ "In memory of Rev. Stephen • > 6f"tfu: ramr (originally : Sprlngvale) in 1863, Humboldt College, (opened 1872), Unity Church (organized 1863 as Christian Union Society). Donor of Taft's Park and John Brown's Park. Born New York State 1825; died Sawtelle, California, 1918, age 92. First saw and selected town site of Humboldt, September 1862. Returned from New York State May 1863 with his and eleven other families as original settlers. Humboldt County then claimed 332 Inhabitants. A pioneer of boundless hope and energy, high ideals and public spirit. Purchased, platted and developed the town of Humboldt (originally Springvale); built first water power and grist and saw mill, amid countless obstacles; when nearest railroad was 120 miles away." IVIngs On one wing is a llthtplcture of Humboldt College with the following inscription: "Formerly located on hill known as College Hill in north Humboldt, directly facing north end of Taft Street. Buildings stood until 1926. Opened September 1872 with full academic and classical courses and with Rev. Taft, its founder, as President. First college in this section of Iowa; founded in a semi- wilderness. Many eminent Eastern men contributed to its establishment, including Edward Everett Hale, Wendell Phillips, Peter Cooper and the Poet, Longfellow." W. H. Battcrsou, who makes his home at the county home, celebrated his 90th birthday November 5. He has been a resident of this county for several years. Miss Osia Talked To Jotarians Tuesday Ivening on Education Miss Catherine Osia talked to he Rotarians Tuesday evening of his week on "Education''. Miss Osia spoke from a practical standpoint and told of some of the work in the local schools in fitt- ng pupils for their battles after graduation. Miss Frances Messer, county superintendent of schools, accompanied Miss 'Osia in her,appear- Unity Church A llthlpicture of the Unity Church is on the other wing with this inscription: "Church Building located due west of and facing this Memorial. Organized 1863 as Christian Union Society by Rev. Taft, its first pastor, and his colonists as a united, non-sectarian body. Church building erected 1879; dedicated 1880 with Rev. Mary A. Stafford as pastor, at which time Church was named and thereafter known as "Unity Church,' of Unitarian denomination." ABOUT THE WEATHER Local Report Fair and warm'a major portion of the past week. Rain Is needed There have been threatening per iods but no stormy daya^ The temperature as shown by the record, has been very agree able and conducive to outdoor work and pleasure. WEATHER (Continued oa page alx) ians. HUMBOLDT WILDCATS TACKLE ALGONA TEAM THIS FRIDAY The Humboldt high school football team will meet the Algona eleven in an Armistice Day clash here Friday afternoon. The game will be cftlled at 2 o'clock, and is being played Friday instead of the regular Armistice Day. The traditional rivals will have a battle royal, and according to records, the Humboldt Wildcats should have the upper hand, but due to Injuries of the local line, it will be a toss-up. Six local players will be playing their last game for Humboldt They are Charles Schlievert, Jerry Franke, Ned Nelson, Emmet Wel- gert, Arnold Olson and Ray Leland. Junior Clayton Is still out of the game, and Olson is still bothered with a sore knee. Fans can look for the annual cat and dog fight between the two teams. PAVEMENT ON NO, 10 DEDICATION PLANNED FOR NOVEMBER 16 Humboldt Is co-operating with Gllmore City and Pochantas in the dedication of the new slab of pavement on highway No. 10, connecting Humboldt and Gilmore City. The official ceremonies are planned • Thursday, November 16, on the county line. Governor Wilson will speak on the ribbon cutting at the afternoon program, and In the evening when a banquet will be held at Gilmore ity. The afternoon program will start at 4 o'clock, according to plans from the host town. At that ;lme a girl from each Humboldt, Gilmore City 'and Pocafhontas will hold the ribbon. Randall Melson of Humboldt, chairman of the Highway Commission, will cut the ribbon which will mark the official opening. The Humboldt girl will be selected by popular vote at the local high school. The program at the county line includes numbers by the high school bands from each town. J. L. Hunter, mayor of Gilmore City, will introduce Randall Melson, and he In turn will introduce the Governor and other highway officials. A.t 6:00 p. m. the dedication banquet will be held at the Gilmore City high school gymn with Judge Fred M. Hudson of Pocahontas as toastmaster. The musical, and other numbers of the dinner will be furnished by the three Interested towns. wiiibetnT^ address' by "the g6vei£ nor. It is expected there will also be short taHrB'".by other officials. STORES TO CLOSE The majority of Humboldt iind Dakota City stores will close from oho o'clock until until five o'clock Friday afternoon of-tills week, In order that the general public can attend the dedication program of the Tnft Memorial, at 1:16 P. »l. and the Alffonn-Humboldt foot* ball game which Is to be played this afternoon on the local field starting 1 at 2 o'clock. The stores will remain open Saturday, Armistice Day. OWNER OF ARNOLD ELEVATOR PASSED AWAY TUESDAY 0. V. Crltz, prominent businessman of Emmetsburg, died Tuesday of this week at an Iowa City hospital after a illness of seven month's duration. Funeral services will be held at EmmetsbuTg Saturday morning. Mr. Crltz was the owner of six grain elevators. Included in these was the one at Arnold, of which John Madsen is manager. TO OBSERVE BOOK WEEK FROM NOV. 13 TO 18TH Next week is Book Week, and it will be observed by the local library, and special significance will be put on books in the schools. There will be a display in Reed's Jewelry store window, according to the local librarian, consisting of old coins and stamps, dolls from foreign lands, and new books. The slogan will be "Books Around the World." 150 DADS AND LADS ATTEND BANQUET WEDNESDAY EVENING Approxicately 150 "dads" and "lads" attended the annual Father- Son banquet held Wednesday even-, ing at the Humboldt Congregational church. Following the 6:30 an>>. Interesting irt) .progra RURAL SCHOOLS OF COUNTY OBSERVING EDUCATION WEEK Most ot the rural schools in the county are observing National Education Week, the current week, by having a visiting day, whereby the parents can visit classes and witness the actual school work. wayne Jackson directed the song est, with Mrs. Berly Reid at the piano. r Toastmnster Ellis Barber of the local high school faculty was toastmaster nd Introduced the speakers 'Welcome to the Lads", was ex- ended by C. W. Garfleld, with the •esponse given by Clarke Hub bard. ( Rex. Decker of the loca faculty spoke, followed by talks Iven by Duane Wendle and Glei Mitchell. A vocal duet was pre sented by Mr. and Mrs. 0. Clifford Anderson, and Paul Leaverton sang a solo. The main address, "The Stuff o Which Boys Become Men", was iven by Superintendent B. C Holmes. His talk was Impresslvi and to the point. Sentiment was expressed to a Father-Daughter banquet in thi future. Funeral Services Held for Rev* Max Friedrich Funeral services were held at 9:30 Wednesday morning at Storm Lake and again at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at the Zlon Lutheran church in Beaver township, this county, for Rev. Max Friedrich, who passed away suddenly at his home in Storm Lake Saturday afternoon last, about 3 o'clock. The Rev. Ernest E. Flene of Lone Rock, close friend of the family, preached the sermon at the Beaver church. Interment was in that cemetery, with Rev. H. P. Schmidt officiating. Rev. Friedrich is a former pastor of the Zion church, having retired from the ministry only last September 1. He purchased a home in Storm Lake, where he was living . at the time of his death. " He had. been in the business district shopping and greeting such friends as;h6>chanced to meet, and was apparently in • the best of spirits. Arrl'Vlng at his home he met his wife, who was washing the front porch, arid greeted • her tn his customary friendly way, but as he stepped through the front door of his home he fell and died instantly. He had just said to Mrs. Friedrich, "These groceries are getting heavy." Born In Germany Ernest Max Friedrich was born Dec. 18, 1870 In Oberfrohna, Saxony, Germany, the son of Ernest Friedrich and Bertha nee Kuehnert. In 1885 he was confirmed In the Lutheran church at Lira- bach, Saxony, Germany by the Rev. D. Dahmas. When 23 years of age he decided to take up the study of theology and prepared for the ministry in 'the Lutheran church. He was accordingly advised to go to America and enter the theological seminary at Springfield, 111, Therefore he left Germany on Sept. 23, 1893 and landed In New York on Oct. 3. On Oct. 7, of the same year, he was matriculated at the institution in Springfield, 111., from which he was graduated with honors in June of 1899. First Charge His first charge was in Rock Rapids where he was ordained and and installed on July 23, 1899, by the Rev. Chr. Daeumler. He served this congregation for a period of seven years and lour months In 1906 he accepted a call to the congregation in Fairville and in FUNERAL (Continued on page *lx) Pictured above Is the memorial erected In memory of the late Stc phan II. Taft. The memorial will be dedicated at the site In Taft Pork Friday (this) afternoon at 1:15 with appropriate ceremonies. PAVING COMPLETED BETWEEN HUMBOLDT AND GILMORE CITY The paving between Humboldt and Gllmore City was finished Monday of this week, and grading and smoothing the shoulders of the grades is now under way. Workmen on the new bridge finished paving the road bed of the structure and are now moulding the side rails and approach guards. They estimate that the bridge will not be completed much before December 1. It Is also stated that it will not be painted before next spring. Meantime gangs of workmen are smoothing the grades along the way, especially between Humboldt tfks given, v thkt Contained/: OT^^f °? u ^ Club ; humor and sound philosophy... ls falrly £lni8ned w est of that. Rev. H. E. Blough engineered the affair, and everything went of] according to schedule. Mrs. Ana- There are still many piles of boulders to be removed and debris to burn or haul away. Mother Of Walter Crissey Passed Away Wednesday Walter Crissey, instructor at the Humboldt high school, was called to Storm Lake Wednesday evening, due to the death of his mother, She passed away in a hospital there about 6:30 P. M., and had been In failing health the past six Rev. L. E. Tallakson Brotherhood Speaker At Local Church Rev. L. E. Tallakson, pastor of the First Lutheran church of Sioux City, will be the guest speaker at the Brotherhood mooting of the First Lutheran church in Humboldt on Monday evening. Rev. Tallakson Is known to the members and friends of thu church in that he was the consecration speaker at special meetings conducted last fall. The Brotherhood is a men's organization that meets the second Monday of every month. At this meeting the program, with R. A. Skaugstad as chairman. The meeting ,1s open to the men of the community. years. Her months ago. husband died two CORINTH SCHOOL NUMBER SIX IS 100% DENTAL Corinth school number six, with Ruth Havlland as teacher, Is 100% in th'e dental program. This means all the pupils and their teacher have returned their dental cards, signed. Pupils are Joanne Edge, Marvin Lindeman, Geneva Rasmussen, Virginia Rasmussen, Gerald Thompson, Carol Edwin Edge. Lindeman and FUNERAL SERVICES FOR A FORMER RESIDENT OF THOR (Republican-Independent News Service) THOR—Ole Bakke, 71, a resident of Thor until two years ago, died suddenly Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frances Pohlman of Tama. Funeral services will be held today, Friday, at the Thor Lutheran church, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The Rev. T. B. Thorsou will officiate, and burial will be in the cemetery north of town. Mr. Bakke had been in poor health for the past five years. His wife preceded him in death, and two years ago he went to Tama to live with his daughter. He was a carpenter by trade. Deceased is survived by his daughter, a sou, Edwin of near Tama, and one grandchild, Betty Lee Emmert of Tama. A daughter, Mrs. Lee Emmert, also pre- ! ceded her father in death. FUTURE FARMERS HELD ANNUAL MEETING TUESDAY The local Future Farmer chapter held Its annual meeting at the schoolhouse Tuesday night of this week. The members discussed buying a mold to make concrete hog troughs. They also decided to have a skating party at Fort Dodge November 23. When the business session was over, Arnold Olson gave a talk on baby beeves, and Jean Watson, treasurer of the club, talked on the thrift bank. The boys played basketball for recreation. The Chapter held a boar sale November 4 at the fair grounds. Forty-five boars were up for sale, and 25 of them sold, bringing a price of ,$566.50. The top sale was $37, and the average price was $22.66. NEW JHREErSTQUY HOTEL IS NEARLY ENCLOSED; BEAUTY The new three-story hotel being erected by Mrs. Ethel Emery and her brother Merrill Amspoker on the old Russell Hiuse site in Humboldt, is nearly, enclosed. The | Mr. Tjossem will "take a vacation REPUBLICAN WOMEN ELECT OFFICERS AT MEET WEDNESDAY The Humboldt County Republican Woman's club held an Interesting meeting at the town hall In Bode Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Mable Paulson of Livermore was elected president, Mrs. John Reed of Humboldt will serve as vice president, Mrs. Karl Baossler of Livermore Is secretary- treasurer. Mrs. H. S. Van Alstlne of Gilmore City Is In Des Molnes today, Friday, attending a meeting of the council of Republican women. The club members agreed at this meeting to affiliate with the state club. Tha.^Bode,., ladles ^served lunch.* PERCY TJOSSEM SELLS CREAMERY AT LEHIGH (Ilcpublicnn-Independent News Service) BODE—Percy Tjossem sold his creamry at Lehigh and returned IS BRINGING CANDY FOR THE KIDDIES Clowns and Funny Men Will Accompany St. Nick The Trado Extension commit- too nf the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce has mado arrangements with Santa Glaus, so that h'j will be here Saturday, December 16. Ho will come In his slod, and will hold court on the main street of Humboldt. As a. special treat, he will give a bag ot candy to each kiddie present. Ho will also talk to the kiddles and they can give him an Idea what they would like to find In their stocking Christmas morning. Clowns Clowns and funny men will accompany Santa, to amuse the crowds on the streets. There will be a platform on the main street, where Santa will bo sitting. The Humboldt and Dakota City streets will be decorated more attractively for the Yule season this year than previously, according to plans. Large Christmas trees will be used, and many colored lights. MUSIC SUPPER AT RENWICK WAS LARGELY ATTENDED The music supper sponsored by the music groups of the Ronwick high school and their mothers was served to over 200 people Wednesday night of last week. Music was furnished by the high school orchestra. Due to the excellent cooperation among the students, parents and people of the community the supper was a fine success In every way, states Superintendent Montgomery. The proceeds are being used to 'purchase music and instruments for the glee clubs and the orchestra. to his home hero on Saturday. walls are practically up and the roof will be on in a few days if the weather will permit. The building will be fire proof, air conditioned (every room will be air conditioned) and up-to-date in every way. It will have twenty-eight guest rooms besides lobby, coffee shoppe, kitchen, sales rooms and the like. It Is fast rounding into a beautiful structure and will be a building of proud. which Humboldt will be NEW CARS REGISTERED Phil Wilson, Harry, Chevrolet sedan. Louis Johnson, Thor, Plymouth sedan. Norman Rolland, Bode, Ford Tudor. Marshall Doughty, Livermore, Plymouth sedan. Everett Garbett, Humboldt, Chevrolet sedan. C. W. Garfleld, Humboldt, Ford coupe. E. L. Rueff, Humboldt, Chevrolet sedan. C. A. Lane, Humboldt, Chevrolet sedan. Amos Nelson, Hardy, Ford Sedan. Howard Hamersley, Gilmore, Oldsmoblle sedan. Everett Winter, Hardy, Ford tu- dor. Harold Johnson, Thor, Ford pickup. Ed. Severson, Thor, Mercury for- dor. Otto Windrath Receives Word Of Mother's Death Otto Windrath of Humboldt received a press notice from Hamburg, Germany, Thursday, telling of the death of his 93 year-old mother. She had been ill Just a few days. It has been 39 years since Mr. Windrath has seen his mother. He visited Germany in 1900. The letter was mailed October 10, and took almost a mouth to reach this country. A corn arlb containing about 7,000 bushels of shelled corn, and located on the Harry Tedemau- son farm near Rembrandt, burned with all its contents last week. It Is not known how he flames originated. before accepting another position. MRS. BESSIE BUCK BUYS RESTAURANT (Koimblicnn-Imlepimdoiit News Survicu) BODE—Mrs. Bessie Buck, proprietor of the Bode Coffee Shop has bought Maxine Leggs Cafo and took possession on Saturday. JOHN CALLESEN DIED AT RENWICK HOME WEDNESDAY Moves Barber Shop Into Former Bell Telephone Office (llcpuhlicnn-Indeppmltint News Service) RENWICK—A deal was completed Monday whereby Mr. Sol- gelid came Into possession ot the building formerly occupied by the telephone office and belonging to the Boll Telephone Company. Mr. Selgelid will move his barber shop from the present location In the Richardson building as soon as possible. Mr. and Mrs. Selgolld will move into the apartment above from the residence owned by Harry Bouwell. (Itopublican-Indeiicmlent Ne Service) HENWICK— John Callesen, 76, prominent stock buyer and Renwick business man, passed uway at 11 o'clock Wednseday morning at bis home In Renwlck. Death was duo to a heart ailment. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:45 at the home and at 2 o'clock at the Lutheran church. Burial will be at Goldfield. Mr. Callesen lias been in business in Renwick for many years. He owned a stock farm on the edge of town, and had also op- orated a meat market. He is sur- vlved by his wife and one sister, Mrs. J. H. Tanck of Renwlck. Local Office Receives Checks Amounting to $239,177*84 JOHN LOMENS OBSERVE 25TH ANNIVERSARY (Republican-Independent Ne\v« Service) DODE—Mr. and Mrs. John Lomen observed their 25th wedding ing anlversary on Sunday afternoon with a family gathering and dinner in the evening. Those present for the occasion were their daughter and family. Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Klnseth and children of Ottosen, another daughter Orpha and friend Paul Newsome of Humboldt, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Loinen and family of Clear Lake,- Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Lomen and daughter, Corrlne, Mr. and Mrs. Lars Mltsven and children, Mr. and| Mrs. H. M. Halvorsen and Janet and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hageu and daughter Oleue Mr. and Mrs Lomen were presented with a purse of silver in remembrance of the day. The local Agricultural Conservation office reports that $239,177.84, representing 1024 Agricultural Conservation checks has been received for the following townships : t Avery, Beaver, Corinth, Delana, Grove, Humboldt, Lake, Norway, Rutland, Vernon and Wacousta. These checks are being distributed as follows: Beaver, Corinth, Rutland, Grove at the local office, Thurs., Nov. 9, and oil Friday, Nov. 10,. the checks will be given out at the following places: Thor Community Hall 8:00 A. M. to 9 A. M., Hardy Farmers Elevator 9:30 to 10:30, Vernon Consolidated School 11:00 to 12:00, Livermore State Bank 1:00 to 2:00, Bode Trust & Savings Bank 2:30 to 3:30, and the Ottosen Farmers Elevator 4:00 to 5:00. The Avery checkswlll be given out Sat., Nov. llth, from 9:00 to 10:00 at the Bradgate Farmers El. No checks have been received for Weaver township or for multiple owners but these are being expected daily, and notice will be given as aooii as they arrive, the report states. These checks represent the applications that were forwarded to Des Moiiies lu the first trausuilt- tal. The local office will not be open Armistice day, Sat., Nov. llth. LOCAL MARKETS Cream, sweet 31c Cream, No. 1 30c Cream, No. 2 29c Butter, retail 32c Hennery brown eggsl 22c Hennery white eggs 22c Eggs, No. 2 13c The following prices for No. 1 poultry. No. 2 poultry 4c per Ib. less. Hens, 4 to 5 Ibs 8c Hens, over 5 Ibs 10c Hens, under 4 Ibs. 6c Springs, 5 Ibs. and over lOc Springs, 4 to 5 Ibs 9c Springs, uuder 4 Ibs 9c Spring Leghorns 7c Cox, over 5 Ibs. 6c Cox, over 4 Ibs. 5c No. 2 yellow corn 40c Oats, 30 Ib. milling 31c No. 2 new soy beaus 77c