The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa on May 12, 1942 · Page 1
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VOLUME 75, NO. 51 HUMBOLDT, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 12, 1942 WHOLE NUMBER 3,890 mHI^^^^^K ^^^^^^^ "" ' " ' •• ' " - ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^** lm *''****^*''' l ''^'*to*ii1U&&^^^&^^^^^^^^^^^ a ^ft4^± J ^i__ l _,^^ • • m "*"^* • M -**^ *' ^^ A.JM,M~PM.JM.v rJiOS/V TRACK MEET WILL BE HELD THURSDAY 235 ENTRIES REGISTERED FOR EVENT Scores of Bicycles And Doll Buggies in Parade Another successful pet, doll buggy and bicycle parade was held In Humboldt Saturday last, with approximately 235 entries registered. There were dogs aud cats of all sizes and colors; some were meek, and others kept their owners on the run keeping them out of trouble. The doll buggy entries were many and beautiful, as were the decorated bicycles. Little tots barely able to walk joined the parade with their doll buggies or tricycle. Following are the prize winners, as judged by the Business and Professional Woman's Club members: Biggest dog, first prize Marshall Lovrien, 2nd, Billy Joenks. Smallest dog, first, Jerry Barbour, 2nd, Meredith Mosbach. Homllest dog, first Fred Phillips, 2nd Roger Holdeu. j Largest cat, first, Mary Edwards • and second, Noralyn Baily. Smallest cat, first, Margery Albus, 2nd Jean Van Horn. Blackest cat, first, Zeda Emmons, 2nd _Roger Foley. Most unusual pet, first Theresa Fargo, 2nd, Gene Porter. Worst behaved pet,-( first, Sylvan Smith, 2nd, Don, Cla l Girls' Sextet Wins First Place at State in Parade Saturday Last " ™ — Ihe grls sextet ot the JInmboIdt ""t division rating nt the slate *•'' nl)ovc , n , ro ' left , to ™« M ' l>»nna «os» and Arllnc BJornson.- public school, under Ihc direction of Miss Annahelle Howon, won n contest held at Spencer recently. The members of the sextet plclnr- lleusoner, • Garnet Skangslad, Doris Llndlmrt, Marjorle Crnln, Helen Oldest pet, first, Qerhie Harless, 2nd, Donald Loar, , Best costumed boy, first Floyd Hanklns, 2nd Gerald Westerbeck. Best costumed girl, first Lefty Wright, 2nd, Noralyn Bally. Best decorated bicycle, first Richard McFarlaud, 2nd, Roger Looney and 3rd, Patty Beebe. Best decorated doll buggy with doll, Gladys Lelst first, Marvel Kirchhoff 2nd and Lucy Schultz third. The Hutchlnson Ice Cream Company gave popsicles to each parade entrant, and In the afternoon a free show was held at the Hunt- ota Theatre. The entire affair was sponsored by the Humboldt and Dakota City Chamber of Commerce. VERNON TOWNSHIP SCHOOL CLOSES ON FRIDAY—MAY 22 Vernon township school will hold baccalaureate services in the school gymnasium Sunday evening, May 17, at 8 o'clock. Services will be conducted by Rev. Thompson of Renwick assisted by Rev. Whitney of LuVerne. Commencement exercises will be Iit3ld Wednesday, May 20 at 8 P. M., with C. T. Feelhaver, principal of the Fort Dodge senior high school as the main speaker. The following seniors wil Irecelve diplomas: Lewis Bram, Elsie Erdmann, Alta Morgan, Lola Cathcart, Fae and Mae Notestiue, Robert Nelson, Glenn Wigans, Rachel Olson. Floyd Willey, Geneva Hinz, and Lucile Gjerstad. Lucile Gjerstad is valedictorian and Floyd Willey Is salutatorlan^ _. _ The school picuic will be Friday, May 22, A suitable program Is being arranged for the morning activities and a baseball game between the-high school team and the alumni Is planned for the afternoon entertainment. The teaching force for toe next school year has not been completed. The 7th and 8th grade position and the Industrial Arts aud Mathematics position still remain vacant. Teacher* returning we Miss Qlelm, Miss Parks, MJUu Prop- tor and Supt*. 8. A. Johnson,. Mf*s Aofinaon ol Goldfleld bag been elected tp teach the 6U» and «th Grade* 904 Miss Hsarup of Storm Ora4es- fi to planned to Ol August, CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR OTTOSEN PUBLIC SCHOOL SENIORS The class of 1942 of the Ottosen high school is composed of six boys and five girls. LaVonne Hansen is valedictorian and Alf Lee is the salutatorlan. Commencement lowing is the calendar of the activities for the remainder of the school year: Friday, May 16. Class Day ever- clses were held. Sunday, May 17, baccalaureate was held, with Rev. Schneck of the Presbyterian church giving the farewell sermon. Wednesday, May 20, senior class play. Thursday, May 21, commencement exercises, with Rev. E. J. Ottos of Ames as speaker. Friday, May 23, community picnic. The class roll includes the following: Gladys Axne, Gertie Lou Coyle, LaVonne Hansen, Alf Lee, Ivan Schmidt, Edwin Speich, Ena Marie DeSmtdt, Bertha Longseth, Richard Jacobson, Harold Oppo- dahl, and Eugene Strutheiis. SMALL BOY IS CRUSHED UNDER MANURE SPREADER According to the Ranwlck Times Bobert Porterfleld, 3 year-old son of Mr. arid Mrs. Marlon Porterfleld was seriously Injured Monday of last week when he fell beneath the wheels of a manure spreader on Which he was riding. A wheel ol the machine passed over his body. He was. taken to the Lutheran hos- ,, found Oils bowels and liver were seriously bruised. It was necessary to remove his appendix. Robert's condition was said to be fair the latter part of the week. Corporal Stenberg Home on Furlough Renwick Girl Weds Sailor After Difficulties | Renwick Times: Miss Velma Lu| chsinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Luclisinger of Renwick, and Harold Bisbee of Waterloo, 2nd class quartermaster in the navy, were married on Monday, April 27, in Boston, Mass. We havo no particulars of the wedding, but some preceding events ate rather humorously set forth In the following article which was clipped from a I Boston newspaper and sent here. A photograph of the couple topped • WED (Continued on page alx) LEO SMOLTZ IS REPORTED MISSING Parents Received Government Leo "Lee" Schultz, 28 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schultz of Humboldt who has been serving with the war naval forces, has been reported au missing following action. His parents received a telegram to that effect Friday morning of laiEt week; it was stated that as soon as , further information was ivailable' it would bo relayed to Mr. and Mrs. Schultz. BOY SCOUTS WILL COLLECT SALVAGE SATURDAY NEXT Boy Scouts oE troop 22 in Huin- boldl will assist the Humboldt County Salvage committee 'in covering Hiimholdt and Dakota City Saturday, May a«, In an effort to gather all papers and metnl which may be turned into war materials. The profits of this drive will go to the local Hoy Scout fund. It I<5 not the Intention of the committee or the Boy Scouts to gather paper in homos where previous arrangements have been made for disposal Into channels that well lead to war efforts, but it is the hope of the committee that housewives will gather up old magazines, papers, etc., that could be utilized. On Saturday the troop will canvas both towns with the help of trucks, calling at every door between the hours of 9 A. M. and 3 P. Mr. It is hoped that the bundles o old papers and magazines will b ready so the drive can go as rapid ly as possible. The Boy Scouts will assist It bundling and gathering up the ma terials around the home during th Week prior to Saturday, May 16 Following Is a list of the patro loaders who can be contacted fo help: Roger Urodalo, Junior Blan chard, Durward Sundeen, Arne Sor lien, Gilbert Brodale, Earl Dodd Johnny Ulrlch, Ray Henely, Dick JeiiRon, Bob Mnnshlp, David Wll Hams and Ralph Million. circumstances other than the fact he was reported as mission. Lee had served four years in the navy prior to his enlistment the first of this year. His last address was in care of a east coast city postoffice, but the telegram requested the parents riot to disclose the name of his ship. Lee has four brothers, Richard, Robert, Jack and Hans all of Humboldt, and the following sisters: Mrs. Chris Sorensen of Bradgate, Mrs. Paul Ziegler of Eliendule, Minn., Mrs. Emil Ernst, Mr?. Kay Uglum and Mrs. Howard Sorensen of Humboldt and Mrs. Joe West of Pes Molues, Mrs. Thomas Sathcr Guest at Victory Caravan Sunday Mrs. Thomas Sathor of Humbold was the guest of WHO Goldei Uloves at the Hollywood Victory OsraTan'army-Bavy-railetjiljo.w', Des Molnes Mother's Dayv'May''''.... She was selected by the local American Legion to represent this county's war mothers. Her transportation was paid by the Legionnaires. Mrs. Sather Is a Cold Star Mother. He son Bill, was killed while on duty abroad the U. S. S. Arizona during the Decmber 7 raid 011 Pearl Harbor. A Gold Star Mother from each county In Iowa wus a guest at the larudo and show In the Shrine Auditorium in Dea Moliies Sunday. chased from the Golden Gloves fund, the boxing spectacle sponsored by radio station WHO. inn Stenbertf of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo,, returned to tlmt pout Friday after spending u furlough ut the home of )iU pu. rent*, Mr. and Mrs. Oscur Stfii- lionr. Corporal Stenber? has been In the ami) the irnut 17 months, and hag been ut Fort Wood the en. tire 17 mouths. Humboldt to Play Last Baseball Game of Season Friday The Humboldt high school baseball team will play its last home game of the season Friday afternoon of this week with Thor at Humboldt. RELEASE CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR SCHOOL AT THOR Following is the calendar of events for the last two weeks at the Thor public school; Wednesday, May 13, senior class play, "The Dutch Detective," ut 8 P. M. at the Thor town hall. Sunday, May 17, baccalaureate ut the Thor Lutheran church, with Rev. T. B. Thorson giving the farewell address. Wednesday, May 20, commencement exercises, address 10 be given by Rev. J. L. Knutson, 8 P. M., at tlie town hall. i Friday, May 22, annual school township picnic. The morning program will feature an address by Miss Hazel Depler, missionary who has just returned from Singapore. REMOVALSALE WILL START WEDNESDAY Western Auto to Move Into Former Vonderhaar Quarters Glenn Kubis, manager pf the Humboldt Western Auto Associate Store, has nh advertisement in this issue announcing a removal sale for that store. Mr. Kubis has leased the building formerly occupied by thu Vonderhaar Hardware Store and will move into the now location on May 17. To help reduce slock to ayold moving, Mr. Kubis Is holding a removal sale to begin Wednesday, May 1,1. mid end Saturday evening, May Hi. Suvurul bargains tiro listed In the advertisement, and the store will contain many more. A "West- lino" lawn mower Is offered at a sale price of $5.98; a 9 tube used Zenith radio will go at $8.45, also a combination gasoline and kerd- sene stove, used, with built In oven has a sale price of |S. The adv. also lists many tools, sporting goods, guaranteed parts, fishing neeeds, electric items, etc. County Navy Relief Fund Now Totals $568.67; $132 to go Additional receipts from various towns in Humboldt county have brought the total navy relief contributions to date 'to .$56S.G7, W. Clark Williams, county chairman, reported Monday. Rutland, Bode and Hnrdy have reached their quotas with $GO, $48.85 and $28.57, respectively. Hradgale and Ottosen sent In partial reports, with ?25 and $11.75 remitted, respectively. This leaves $131.33 necessary to reach the county quota of $700, and it Is believed that when Dakota City, Pioneer, Livermore and Gilmore City make their reports, with additional contributions from Bradgate and Ottosen, that Humboldt county will be added to the increasing list of those -In Iowa who have gone over the top. GOOD CO-OPERATION IN REGISTRATION FOR WAR STAMP ROOKS POSTPONED BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER Was Originally Scheduled For This Wednesday DEGROOTES IN CAR ACCIDENT NEAR ,„. ,^?i#ywi&f*-<'-*;p.*... t f-iji. i -iftt^ il ^.\. ;,, 'Mrs. Oliver DeGroote*of Kumboldt were slightly injured and their cur was damaged in an auto collision that took place near Waverly Sunday afternoon. They were enrouto to Iowa City for com- nencement exercises at the Unl- •ersity of Iowa. There daughter Betty Jane Is u member of the graduating class. According to reports, Mrs. DeGroote was driving the auto, a 'uckard. A car In front of them topped suddenly, and the DeGroote ar collided with the rear end of he first car. The radiator and rout fenders of the Packard were amaged quite badly. , Mrs. DeGroote suffered slight bruises, hlle Mr, DeGroote suffered Injures to one of his legs, below the nee. ONE-TIME THOR 'BACKER WED AT kVEBSTER CITY Miss Jorene Jorgenson. daughter ' Mr. and Mrs. George Jorgenson of Webster City and LeRoy Larson were married Sunday afternoon, May 3. Mr. Larson Is a former Thor public school Instructor. I According to the reports coming i in from all • parts of Humboldt j county, it would bucm that every ! person in this county registered for ' war ration books last week. The Rationing Board reports approximately 13,000 persons registered at 67 schoolhouses throughout the county. Rationing Board members commended all school teachers for the excellent manner 'In which they conducted the registration, and also -the general public for Its cooperation. The Board received a letter Monday morning of this week from R. yVAdaras, state admliii^tratprS .^pft.-; The rural and Junior hlnh track meet, originally .scheduled for Wednesday of this week at the Htim- boldt fairgrounds, has been postponed until Thursday, May 14, because of Inclement weather and a wet track. The meet will begin at IP. M., and the evnnts will bo run Oft Thursday at the same time as they would have been Wednesday. Walter Crissey of Humboldt public schools is In charge of the affair, and Alice Born Is chairman of the committee making arrnnge- nents. Sho Is being aided by Evan- gellne Cruise and Ruth Barrett. Rural schools taking part are Beaver two, Corinth two, six, seven and ten, Delana seven, six and eight,- Grove one, tln;eo, four and six, Lake nine, Norway one, six :;nd eight, North Valley, South Maple Grove and North Airline. All the county towns will send junior high teams. A complete list of students participating will be given In a later Issue of the Humboldt newspapers. county and'the Board on the eiUlre r registration sot-up. About 2700 persons registered In Humboldt. EVERETT LARSON STATIONED AT PEAR HARBOR A news release from the United States Marine Corps states that Everett H. Larson of Hardy is at present stationed at Pearl Harbor, T. 11. He joined company "A" on December 24, 1941, and has served with that organization from that date. Everett enlisted the first of August, 1941 at Deis Molnes, and was promoted to the rank of Private First Class on the IBth of March, tills year. His father is J. H. Larson at Hardy. Appoint Councilman j to Fill at Gilmore City Vernon Trexel of Gilmore City has been appointed councilman for that town to fill the vacancy caused by the death of C. W. Edglngtqn. BOARD HIRES MISS BERNICEBRALAND M!HH Bcrnlce Braland of Arm- Mrong has been hired by the school board of the Dakota City public school to teach kindergarten, replacing Miss Idabell LuBudde uC Duluth, Minn., who has resigned. At present Miss Braland is teaching at Ellsworth. The school board met Monday evening of this week to hire a teacher to replace Miss Fern Christiansen. HUMBOLDT LOSES TO LOVERNE |N FIRST ROUND OF TOURNEY l&ii^ii£ . . I' ^™~ ,-, r^'^"--'<^^ w f^rK^ v Tl^ f m in the first "round of theS8eetlona)p tournament played at Bradgate: the latter part of last week. The ft-, naln of the tourney were to hare been played Monday of this week, but were postponed due to Inclement weather. The game was scoreless until the sixth Inning When Klein scored on a hit by Worthlngton. In the last half of the sixth LuVerne scored, to tlo up the gume. In the first of the eighth Humboldt scored a run without a hit, and the last of the eighth LuVorue scored two runs on three errors. Gone Edge pitched good ball for Humboldt but received little support at bat and in the field. He allowed only two hits and struck out 15 men. Oilier Scores Also In the first round at Bradgate Bode defeated Rutland 9 to 2, Gilmore t'lty blanked Ottosen 5 to 0, and Rolfe forfeited a game to Bradgate, 9 to 0. In the semi-final round Bode won over Bradguto 3 to 1 and Gilmore City was out ahead of LuVerne 11 to 1. At Eagle Grove Vernon township won over Gait 20 to seven, Thor squeezed out Goldfluld 2 to 1, Rowan was victor over Renwick 10 to 4, uud Eiijslu firuve won tt furfeltud game from Webster City. In the semi-final round Eagle Grove defeated Vurnon township to 2 and Thor defeated Rowan 6 to 4, Regulations for Sugar Users AVABAIMk 1!AV MM.MM. . . '. '_ ._ AJflUTTHE STAMPS NOT GOOD IF NOT USED IN PERIODS NAMED Some confusion exists among grocers and consumers regarding use ol war ration stamps In obtaining sugar. The stamps are those in the war ration hooks, which are being dis^ |r^buit$d cujrrpAUy to f&di^idu&ltt throughout the nation. There are '" to, ' ' 4—1» «|i* pound, The "ration period," during which the first four stamps are valid, are: jfo, I— May 8 19, 17 through Hay 80, Stamp lf» f $-M»jr 81 thfomfh J«ne W, Slauju |fo, 4—June U through June 97, An iadlvlaual wao has obt%i{ie<J ration book from whle& »p been detscji^d »a4 wop to buy «uj$f tW to iyU po««4 ftf Wgajr, Wfeen <^SPt| fel thj Higajr d.etache« »tamp Jfo, 1 from ratios ferry ed ^ general merchandise store Mr. Ol4en moved to about 85 mr* 8«o an4 ft toJrnn there. He U survived by ejjd oue *«n. Jiis ylfe who resideflt ol ftsB»i(jk. TWO 4. Q, ««t »g by tt olflee 9| Price Period tor tf 7Jui Olden auod Bice fim\ } l?n will » SW •JL^kNHJtfl? Mw* Pf»* w UJfW'm 1 " A. ^?S8 HUMBOLOT FINISHES FOURTH IN DISTRICT TRACK MEET SAT'Y The Humboldt big!} school track teaffl with 80 1-6 points finished fourth In the district track meet at jSWurdjy. Ameg wag Former Renwick Man Dies in Washington Renwick Times: Word was received here the first of the week ol the death of Job E. Olden, 68 years old, of Toppeulsb, Wash. He was a former resident of Renwick. Mr. Olden was born and raised on the farm now occupied by Lew- Is Cleveland southwest of Reu\ylck, the place beiag homesteaded by Ms father, the late Charley Olden. The; later came to Renwick and operat- Thor Boy Was on Ship Sunk Off Key West, Fla. Bill Burns Chosen to go to Boys' State Bill Burns, sou of Rev, and Harry Burns of Algona, formerly of Humboldt, Is among three boya chosen to attend Hawkeye Boyt*£ State at Des Molnes June 7, is a junior in the Algona high, school. The trip and outing tor the is sponsored by the Algona and Kiwauiu clubs and the Quoted by Miller* sweet Crpam, tto, I , T,TT-

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