Clipped From The Pomeroy Herald
I wish in this way to extend my sincere thanks to my relatives, neighbors and friends for the many cards, letters and flowers which I received during my recent stay at Lutheran hospita.1 in Fort Dodge and since my return home. All were greatly appreciated. (*) Mrs. August Holtorf. Localettes Mr. and Mrs. Loren A. Dahlquist residing northwest of Pomeroy, arc the parents of a son, born to them Sunday, Sept. 26, 1948, at Lutheran hospital in Fort Dodge. The young man has been given the name of David Lee. All concerned are doing nicely. orchard at the George Behrends farm southeast of Pomeroy. The Behrends only have a few trees but the fruit is a large variety with a delicious flavor. Mrs. Anna Cofer of Cheyenne, Wyoming, has been at Pomeroy the past several days, visiting in the home of hor sister, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kuhrt. Wednesday the Kuhrts and their guest, and their daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Lundeen and Diane, were dinner guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kuhrt southwest of Pomeroy. Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Baedke of Cairo, Nebr., who will soon move to Colorado Springs, Colo., visited his sister, Mrs. Emma Meyer at Spencer Wednesday, were at Lcdyard Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Herman Baedke and family, Friday at Havelock in the Walter Baodike home and Saturday arrived here to visit the ,Everett Faulkner and Otto Baedko families until Monday when they left for their home. On Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Faulkner and Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Baedke visited Mrs. :Max Stadtmuellci and Victor at Fort Dodge. Legion and Auxiliary The next regular meeting of the American Legion and Auxiliary will be held at the Legion hall in Pomeroy Tuesday evening, Oct. 5. The committee in change will be Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Anderson of Sister Bay, Wise., and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Larson of Des Plaines, 111., visited this week at the Fritz Mefferd, Arthur, Roy and Mark Mefferd homes, also relatives at Laurens. Tuesday evening the relatives enjoyed a supper get-together at the Fritz Mefferd home. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Schoepke and Lennis, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Vosberg and Deloris of Rockwell City, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Nimke of Clare and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Larson and family of Palmer were Tuesday night supper and evening guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Meyer and daughters at Knoke. Mrs. Robert George and son Stephen of Pomeroy left Wednesday for Des Moines where they will spend a few days in the home of friends, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gottschalk and Gary. This week-end they will go on to West Branch for a two weeks' visit in the home of Mrs. George's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Paulsen and sons. The Herald has a very unique window display this week. It is a variety of souvenir articles sent to Mr. and Mrs. Claude Benedict by their daughter and husband, Capt. and Mrs. H. J. Fee, who have been stationed on Okinawa for some time past. You will enjoy viewing the display. An improvement worthy of attention which was made a few weeks ago, was an attractive sign placed at the highway east of the Elfsborg Lutheran and Mission Covenant churches north of Pomeroy. The sign directs to the churches and bears the names of both institutions. Mrs. W. R. Schroeder and J. C. Schroeder of Emimetsburg, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Schroeder and Billy, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Roland, Shirley and HICKORY STICK USED IN FIRST IOWA SCHOOL The "back to school" movement ro minds us that great advancement, 'have been made in our educational program since pioneer days. In the first schools established in Iowa there were no warm lunches, no comfortable .means of transportation, no free tuition, no graded lessons, no uniform, textbooks—no luxuries and but few of the comforts which our .modern schools afford. One of the first settlers to come into the Iowa country was Dr. Isaac Galland who brought his family across the river from Illinois in 1829, and settled at Ahwipetuck, about six miles up the river from the present site of Keokuk. A little later the families of Isaac R. Campbell, James and Samuel Brierly, W. P. Smith and Abel Galland arrived, constituting a typical pioneer settlement. At the instigation of Dr. Galland these families started the first school in Iowa in October, 1830. The teacher in this 1 wilderness school was Berryman Jennings, a Kentuckian concerning whom little is known prior to his twentieth birthday. About that time young Jennings to Commerce, Illinois, which later became Nauvoo. Three years after his arrival in Illinois he came across the river to teach Iowa's first school. For compensation Berryman Jennings received lodging, fuel, furniture, board in the Galland home, and the use of Dr. Galland's medical books, for he was interested in the study of medicine. Mr. Jennings was long remembered not alone for hi.-learning and culture, but also for his stern methods of discipline. W. Campbell, one of his early pupils, many years later said: "I remember him well, for when kind and oft- repeated words failed to impress upon the memory of Washington Galland and myself the difference between A and B, he had neither delicacy nor hesitancy about applying the rod, which usually brightened our intellects."