Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on May 16, 1939 · Page 1
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ESTHERVILLE The Friendly City is a Great Farming Section—Close to Iowa's Great Lakes. Historical D »l»t Vindicator and Republican Emmet County's Own Newspaper—Published Every Tuesday and Thursday "©•rfy taw Ittat Ui Maks MSKBM Wtta VOLUME LXX ESTHERVILLE, EMMET COUNTY, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 16, !•«!> Popular Local Man Is Called Henry Long, 44, Passes After Short Illness; In In snrance Business Here for Ten Years Henry J. Long, 44, passed away at 7:30 a. m. yesterday at the Coleman hospital. Although having been in poor health for a number of years, be was not taken to the hospital until a week ago. Mr. Long was born March 6, 1895 at Shelby, Mich., one of six children born to Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Long. When only a boy-he moved with his family to Estherville, where he had -made his home for the past thirty years. Mr. Long was employed-by the First National bank here and was assistant cashier of the Iowa Savings bank for a time, going into the" loan and insurance business for himself ten years ago, which he operated until two weeks ago, at which time he sold his business. He was a World War Veteran, having been stationed in camp near Baltimore, Md., also a mem i>er of the local American Legion post, the Knights of Columbus and the Elks lodges. He is survived by five sisters, Mrs. L. P. Rodenborn of Des Moines,; Mrs. E. G. Stavros, Mrs. Emily,Bryan, Miss Frances Long : " arid^Miss^Lena Long of^Estherville two nieces and.two nephews.- Mr. Long never married. Funeral services / will be held at 9 a. m. Wednesday in the St. Patrick's Catholic church, with the Rev. Father J. J. Eeane officiating.. Burial will be in the - Catholic cemetery. The Rosary will.be recited at 9 p. m. tonight at the E. G. Stavros home. Pall bearers are Frank Campisano, Irwin Nichols, Fred Parsons, sr., Robert Knight, Gerald Weggs and Harold Reed. —V.R.—- IOWA LUTHERANS TO CONVENE AT NORTHWOOD, JUNE 2 The tenth L. D. R. anniversary convention of the Iowa District of the Norwegian Lutheran Cnnrch of America will be held at Northwood, Iowa, June 2 and 3. The convention opens Friday evening at 5:30 with a joint banquet with g e W. M. F. An evening session llows. The guest speaker at the banquet will be Rev. L. E. Tallak son of Sioux City, Iowa. V.R. Re-elected to State Office Miss Clara Kennedy to Act For Second Year as Sec'y- Treas. N. A. of P. New Office Opened Here Iowa Guarantee Corporation Takes Office Formerly Occupied by Henry Long . The Iowa Guarantee Incorporation of Des. Moines has opened, a branch office in Estherville in the building formerly occupied by the late Henry Long. . Harry TOden of Des Moines will manage the office. He will be assisted by Dawes Sconberfe, a former employee, of the local Ben Franklin Store. Mr. Sconberg is a graduate of the Estherville high school and''also attended the local junior college. Mr. Tilden has been in* the fi nance and loan business for .over twenty-years and with this particular company for.five years. As he has had much business in northwestern Iowa and southern Minnesota he is well-known in this territory.;- . -• > See their adverfcasemeatHn this issue of the Vindicator and Republican for details. LOCAL MAjToPENS ,-• : GRAETTINGER^'STORE Miss Clara Kennery, local postmaster, who lias served the past year as secretary-treasurer of the Iowa Chapter of the National Association of Postmasters was reelected to the office at the annual convention at Des Moines Friday fend Saturday. Leslie H. Hughes, postmaster at Cedar Falls was reelected as president. They were also named as delegates to represent the Iowa chapter at the National convention to be held in Washington, D. C. in October. Miss Kennedy reports a very fine convention the largest state gathering of the group ever held. Postmaster General James A. Farley and Ambrose O'Connell, second assistant postmaster general were botb -present nnd had places on the program. One of the big events of the convention was the banquet. Every seat in the Des Moines hotel ball room was Allied. ^Officers and guests were seated on a raised platform. The county postmasters' breakfast Saturday morning was attended by 75 persons representing that many counties. V.R. YOUNG TERRIL FARMER DIES SUNDAY NIGHT 2 Serious Fires On Sunday Explosion at Home Oil Co. Station Wrecks Building Farm Buildings and 1100 Chicks Burn '"'charge;'. . jetyustore in • Grae^tiriger" Sh young man 36 year 7 months and 4 days old at the time of his death, but had been a sufferer With asthma with a weakened heart resulting. Thirty two years of his life, Mr. Brandt had resided in the Terril community. He had farmed for 18 years. Surviving are his moth- ed, Mrs. Louise Brandt, his widow, one daughter Lavonne and a son David, all at the home. Services are to be held at 2 p. m. at the Methodist Episcopal church at Terril. V.R. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON POSTPONED (Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at Terril for Waldon Leroy Brandt who died early Sunday morning, May 14, in his sleep. Mr. Brandt l and ^ otner t g by 20 feet. The Damages estimated at 12,000 resulted from an explosion and fire early Sunday morning at the Home Oil Company on Central avenue. The cause is not definitely know but it is believed that in starting the air compressor in the basement a spark ignited with the high test fuel gas in the basement, wrecking the interior of the frame structure and breaking electric wipes which may have started the blaze which followed Walter Wittenben, one of the owners of the company, had just opened the station and was standing on the east aide of the build ing when the blast occurred. He was hurled twenty-five, feet into the street. Although injured, he returned to the building and car Tied the cash register and account books to the street, after which he collapsed and was taken to the Coleman hospital by Leonard Rob. erts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Roberts. Mr. Roberts is the other proprietor of the company. Mr. and Mrs. A. Fisher, jr., liv [ing jnst south of the station were- stunned by the blast which broke all the windows from the house. Glass and fixtures were broken at the Erpelding grocery store, two lots away. The blast was heard as far away as the John Graff home at Raleigh. It also rattled the windows at the Willard Crhn farm four miles southeast of Estherville. Farm Building Destroyed Over one thousand chickens burned early Sunday afternoon in a fire at the Oscar Carlson farm, northwest of Estherville operated by R. F. "Boliver" DeLoss. The fire of unknown origin started in the barn and spread to two chicken bouses, the largest of which was 48 feet by 20 feet TWO AUTOS ARE DAMAGED ON HIGHWAY 9 Two automobiles were damaged considerably in a crash Sunday evening on highway 9 *nt of town. Misa (renie (Jrrsy driving* a Ford coupe had slowed up the top of the hill on the paring to make the turn south into the state park highway. Two can were approaching from the weat and as ah* moved slowly waiting for them. Bill Beaver also going west ran into the rear of her ear. No one wa* Injured and both car* are insured. ——V R.— Killed By Dynamite John Voss, Formerly of Graver Killed by Blast at Mason City John Voss, 83 year old farmer living five miles west of Mason City, died in a Mason City ho» pita! early Sunday morning of in juries which he suffered Saturday afternoon while dynamiting rock on his farm. Voss approached a charge thinking that the fuse had gone out, and an he bent over, the explosive went off. Hia right rye wa* blown out and his face wa* badly torn. Funeral services were hcl.t today. Mr. Voss had lived southeast of Gruver for twonty-Avc years. Sell ing his place just hut spring to Will Harvey and moving to a farm near Mason City. Surviving besides his wife is son, 24, and a daughter, 2»>. V.R. COOL WEATHER FOR OVER FISH SEASON OPENING We Take District •!lMeet Grim Sets New Record For Mile; Locals Nose Oat Ames by Making 80 Point at Ft. Dodge Saturday It is almost traditional in this section of Iowa that the opening of the fishing season is markedly and R,*d, .^j the 440 team. Noting out Ames contestants by a margin of two and two thirds points, torn) high school athlete* won the district track mcrt wilh a total of SO points The mwlnj %a» held Saturday at Ft IW** Vance (V .m. local roller, wt t.ne of the two new record* established at the meet when he ran the mil* in 4:39 I. Me clipped Ave »rc oml" from the record time set )<y Fouler of Fort l )<*lge in 15*3 1 The other record wan m*<le fcy Muthall of A me* w ho laiwl t»-.c discuss 123 fret. ft»e it>chr» Estherville collected four fir»!» in the meet, ('rim in the mile ran. Darling in «He pole vault, Zicmer in the 120 ysrd hiirh hur dies. Seven seconds were won Jones in the javelin throw. 1>*' linn in the discus* throw. h*!f mile relay team. 410 yard ninv sriuad and Schryver and lh»rli »ii? in the hieh jump. Eiwood' tic| for second in the pole vault. l*-«-»l» placed two thin!?, the medley »«• lay and Zeirner in the "--<> >a»-l low hurdle*. Four fourth places were won. Solmonnon in the 12-0. yard hiirh hurdles, Eveleth in the !•»•«»»•{ jump the two-mile relay »«)n»"t and the mile relay team The fifth places were awarded to local ath let**, Halvurson in tne 220 yard daah ami Jones in the Aot put. All five Estherville relay teams placed. Second place was won hy the half mile relay squad, composed of Pat Kelly. Hood. HaWor- by below normal temperatures ami this year is no exception. Low on Sunday night was 40 and high mposed of Pat Kelly. Hood. Hal ronton and Ereleth. The Midget medly- team, win- for yesterday, first day for game n „ ot Mr6 pW , WB , mAll , up fishing, was only 60 above. Low of Solmonson. Reed. Nau and since Thursday was 33 and low Crim . Fourth place awards went spots showed a trace of frost, and ^ lhe |oea , t wo - m iy relay team the high came today when temper- am) th , mfW „, Uy The Chamber of Commerce luncheon which was to have been held Hay 17 at the Gardston hotel has been changed to May 24. -—VA Mrs. Gbas. Nonrse leaves this evening, for Rock Island, HI., to visit with her mother, Mrs. Kate Miller and brother Don Miller. .. -V.R. Mr. and Mrs. ODoiJald, Lawler visited at Faribault, MimL, Sunday; witbl Mr. LawIerV mother and other relatives. " is- Lloyd ^Jensen,''anj : employee of the J&ws^jlrust'a^ Savings' B^utk, »gn fr^^Scmit^ •ttqidStS mother Mnc F. J. Ehkrav avw bad not atures reached 80. There was trace of rain yesterday. Fishing, too, was about as usual, some reporting fine catches and other angling all day with on. meager results. Readings for the week as follows: Date , May 10 . May 11 . May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15 May 16 IHvh ...62 ...67 ...70 ..60 .80 Low 47 36 33 43 47 40 42 Precifll trace barn which also burned was approximately 30 by 35 feet. A very high wind made it impossible to save these buildings, although firemen kept the fire from spreading to the house Mrs. DeLoss, her 11-month •old son and her sister. Miss Evelyn Ingvall were the only persons at home when the fire broke out. Mrs. DeLoss ran to the A. G. Jensen farm to call firemen, while Miss Ingvall rushed into the chicken •house in an attempt to save some •of the chickens, few were rescued however. Cattle and horses were out at pasture. The loss exclusive of buildings was estimated at $1,000. Mr. De Loss had no insurance. Mother Dies Suddenly Mayor Fred Enters Gets Call Last' Evening of Her Sadden Passing.. i—~— • • . Mayor Fred Ebhots received a toessagcolas^ • owning- that Us Jpf :.• wisfiuraf^lfiiUL, Mr* and Mn. WEATHER OUTLOOK For the northern and central Great Plains: Not much precipitation indicated; temperature mostly above normal first half latter half of week. Mrs. Ed Sorum and Mrs. Wm. Conklin returned home Saturday evening from Rochester, Minn., where they had been 'with Mrs. Ruby Beneman and their niece Miss Lenore Henaman. Lenore underwent a very serious operation Friday which was successful but from which she is not yet out of danger. Mr. sad Mrs. N. C. family of Gibbon, MfaoL, Mr. aad Mrs. Lenqr Addison and faadly Htkm of Waft- The two-mile team was composed of R. Oialhenr. McNally, Kinnard, and Yule and the mile relay runners were Solmonson. Schryv. er. Carlson and Eugene Kelly. By winning first or second places in the Fort Dodge meet. Jones. Crim. Darling. Ziemer. Sehryver and Pat Kelly, are eligible to enter the state meet at Ames. May 27. Shoot Pot: Bliss <Ame«» !»t. Muthall (Ames) 2nd, rhn »ten-M, (Cowrie) 3rd. Schultr. lAlffona) 4th. Jones (Estherville) Jib. r> • tance 44 ft 4\ in. Javelin Throw: Stapleton (Per ry) 1st, Jones (Rstberville) 2d. Counsell (Lake Mill*I 3rd. (Jree -i (Pocahontas) 4th. Johnson (Cow­ rie) 5th. Distance XM ft 9 in toe -Yard Dash: Hougo (Uke Mills) 1st. Ces«na (Nevada) and Tooney (HumhoHo tie*! for 3>s. Brooke (Britt) 4th. Hearoek (Sac City) 5th. Time :10.f. 22*- Yard Dash: If ouzo ' I »ake Mills) 1st. Wilkins (Ames» 2r,». Cessna (Nevada) 3rd, H'>rn« (Clarion) 4th. Ha I v«r««m (Ksiker vUle) ith. Time :23 5. DiacM Tkraw: Malhall (Ame*> 1st, Darling (EalWvin*) 2nd. Anderaon (Brttt) 3rd. Johnson iAm­ es) 4th, Vegan (Dayton) 5th. Distance 10 ft $ In. (New Record) Two-Mile Relay: Ames 1<; Ft. Dodge 2d, Beltnond 3rd. Esther- vtB* 4tk, &ae Oty Sth. ThM Sr 47 A.* (Uxata)

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