The Bessemer Herald from Bessemer, Michigan on December 19, 1941 · Page 1
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Bessemer, Michigan
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Friday, December 19, 1941
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THE BESSEMER HERALD GOGEBIC COUNTY SEAT NEWSPAPER OLDEST PAPER IN GOGEBIC COUNTY Subscription: $2 Ptr Year Bessemer, Michigan, Friday, December 19, 1941 Volume 56 Number LIGHT UTILITY HAS $1,354.43 BALANCE INCOME AND EXPENSE FOR\ TWO-MONTH PERIOD ISSUED x BY SUPT. JAMES BOGG1O · James Boggio, superintendent of the Bessemer Light Utility made a report this week on the operation ot Dorcas Chapter Yule Party pi ci Christmas party in a Yule sett- t ing was held by Dorcas Chapter Order ot Eastern Star. The decorations were placed by Mrs. Elizabeth XSustafson, Mrs. Mabel Proctor, Mrs. Mayme Berger and Mrs. Lillian Ol- aon. Singing of Christmas-songs by the assembly was led by Mrs. Ethel Koronski and the piano accompajii; ment was played by Mrs. Crissie the light plant for October and Nov- Ulphnson -P'Not only Mr. Santa Claufi ember. Income for domestic lighting sales for the two month period amounted -to ?3,032.68. Domestic . hot water heating sales, commercial lighting sales, commercial power sales, public street and highway lighting, other sales to public authorities, net income from merchandise and jobbing and discounts earned, accounted for the balance of the $6,276.97 income lot- October and November. Operating expenses included the following items which totaled $3,4*1.10; electric generation, distribution customers' accounting and collecting: sales promotion expense, and administrative and general expense. Interest on long term notes amounted to ?6S6.67, which made a net Income before depreciation of $2,764.43 51,400.00 was allowed for depreciation which made a net income after depreciation ot $1,354.43. Father Of Ramsay Woman Passes but also Mrs. Santa Claus came and distributed gifts to all the members. Games were played afterward ." Lunch was served from a table decorated with reindeer, yule log, miniature Christmas trees and holly. Serving on the lunch committee were Mrs. Hulda Teppo, Mrs. Ada Madajesky, Mrs. Shirley Jeffrey, Mrs. Ruby Rowe, and Mrs. Isabel Gribble. On Wednesday night, January 7.. an initiatory service admitting new members will be held. uneral services will be held Saturday for Joseph Paull, Sr. 49, ot Trouwocd and burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in this city. Mr. Paul! died Wednesday morning at the Grand View Hospital, where he was taken the day before. He had been \J11 for the past four months^ /"^Deceased was an employe of the /Oliver Iron Mining company, having Students Present "Christmas Carol" \ · ^ 'An assembly program under the direction of Miss Psella Knobloch at 10:30, this Friday morning was given at the Washington school. Dickens' "Christmas Carol" was presented, with Clarence Moore tak ing the part of Scrooge^" Bother characters who performed on main stage were: Fred, Scrooge's nephew, Kenneth Allen; Bob Cratchit, Roderick Hanson; two solicitors, Louis Eppolite and Conrad Nelson; Ghost of Jacob Morley, Robert Stevens; Ghost of Christmas Past, Paul Pozega; Ghost of Christmas Present, Ernest Johnson; Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Frank Kovacevich; Street Ur chin, Louis Eppolite. Characters who performed on rear atfige: Schoolboy, Louis Eppolite; School girl. Frances Russ; Apprentices, Ebenezor, Conrad Nelson, Dick, Robert Hol»ppa; Fezziwig, Bruno Ippol et Probfilski; Fezziwig's daughters, Kathrya Martin, Rose Cerne, Mildred Matonich. Ybunp Girl, Dolores Filipptni; Rudolph -Lucas; Mrs. Cratchit, Ruth Drogule; Tiny Tim Gerald Massa; Master Peter Cratch it, Louis Eppolite; Martha Cratchit, Regina Powajba; Little Girl, Frances Russ; Fred's Wife, Henrietta Born| holdt; Fred's wife's sisters, Nina j Brydges. Patricia Nemacheck. · ' Topner, Rudolph Lucas; Old Joe, The Ramsay Runeberg lodge elect-j Jack Michelli; Mrs. Dilber, Betty ed officers Saturday. Axel Coleman|J°y McGill; The Laundress, Gloria worked at the Puritan mine in Bessemer Township. Surviving are his mother, and wife, three sons, Stewart and Russell at home, Joseph Jr., in the army; three daughter. Iris and Edith Mae, at Ham say; one brother, James, of Calumet and two sisters, Mrs. George j Young Boy. May, of Ironwood Homesteads, and Mrs. James Ritallick of San Francisco, California. Coleman Heads Ramsay Runebergs was re-eiected president and the oth- j Gray; The Undertaker's er newly elected officials are: dolph Lucas. Vice president, Frank Rizzie; youth leader, Mrs. Frank Rizzie; recording secretary, Mrs, Herman Erickson; assistant recording secretary, · C. E. Carlsou; financial secretary, Charles Backman; treasurer. Edward Anderson; marshal!, Mrs. John Johnson; assistant marshall, Mrs. Arthur Swanson; inner guard, Herman Erickson; outer guard, Victor Potts; auditor for three years, Herman Er- icksou; auditor for two years, H. O. Man, Ru A capacity audience was in attendance at the Christmas program, given by the pupils of the Washington school in the building, Wednesday evening. The program, entitled, Johnson; auditor for one year, Arvidj " The Spirit of Christmas," was di- Holmquist. ! reeled by Miss Frances Delo, Miss Appointed to the sick committee ] "" 6 Madis ° n "nd Misa Anne Mowere: Mrs. Arthur Swanson, Mrs. Edward Anderson, William Anderson CAUTION for Christmas--and a Happy New Year. _A little extra care while driving 1 and walking during this busy holiday season will help keep everybody's Christmas and New from sorrow. It isn't much Just a momen or two here and there, a bit of consideration now and then, and every day as well as the holiday will see fewer and fewer motor car accidents. Won't you please do your part? PROCLAMATION | BESSEMER BRIEFS By the President of the ! ^United States ' ' : Whereas our country has been vic- Red Cross Drive--A total of $8.00 was collected in the first day's drive conducted in the city by Kenneth. D. Ivar Allen, 54, Anvil Resident, Summoned \s * . v TsDeath summoned Ivar A. Allen, C at 8:40 Tuesday morning at his home in the Anvil location. Allen suffered a heart attack, having (been ill only four hours before his passing. The deceased.was born in Kurikba, Finland on January 22, 18S7. He had resided in the Anvil location for the past 26 years^ X Surviving are his widow, the former-Rose Mattson; three sous, Clyde and lindy at home, and Douglas who Is'.itt''ine Peavl Harbor war atea, stationed aboard, the' tj. S. S. West Virginia and. two daughters; Mrs. Leopold Streck, Detroit, and Mrs. Oiva Maki ot Wakeneld; three brothers, August of Berkley, Calif., and Arvo and Frank of Seattle, Wash., and a sister, Mrs. Fred Wilson of Aberdeen, Washington, and six grand children. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at the Moore funeral home and at the Finnish Lutheran church, with the Rev. Jacob Hirvi, of Ironwood, officiating. Interment will be at Hillorest cemetery. iously attacked and forced into a war Berger, who has been appointed to of vast proportions, which will inev- j collect the Bessemer quota for the itably bring grief and distress to , Red Crcsa total which seeks to raise many and self-sacrifice to all, and the sum of $50,000,000 in the United Whereas for more than sixty years' States. the American National Red Cross has · played a vital role in binding up the Law Suits-- The City of Bessemer has wounds of the injured, in sheltering, started two law suits against persons feeding, and clothing the homeless, in the City of Bessemer because ot in succoring the distressed, in re- a. petition filed with the Common building broken lives, and in rehab- Council last Monday night to audit Jlitating the victims of catastrophes the books of the Bessemer Light of nature and war, and ! Utility. One suit was for $25,000.00 Whereas in preparation for just against the petitioners by the City such an emergency as we are now facing, the American National Red Cross has been spending_fuads at the and each of the Aldermen, and the other -was asking an injunction restraining petitioners from auditing rate ot more than one^nlflRon dollars the books and records of the Bessema month, which is but at'sikaU frac- er Light Utility, tion of . the amount 'that, the organization now requires inorder to''carry out effectively its /functions as an essential auxiliary of our' armed forces, particularly as a friendly liaison in welfare problems between the man in service and his family at home, and as a key agency in the civil-defense plans. Now, therefore, I, Franklin D. Legion And Auxiliary Hold Joint Meeting Last Rites Held For Louis Sciarini, 52 Louis Sciarini, 52, a patient at tlie Howell state sanitarium, died Sunday mo mine after several months of illness. The deceased was born in Cesto Catende, Italy, on January, 1889. He was employed in the local mines after coming to this city 22 yews ago. Surviving are his widow and a stepson, Julius Negri of Lansing and a brother, Alexander ot Italy. Funeral services were held Thursday at 9 a. m. at the St. Sebastian church, the Rev. C. J. Swoboda officiating. Interment was at Hillcrest cemetery. - · A joint meeting of the Peter Gedda American Legon post and Auxiliary was held Thursday night. Plans were made for taking an active part in civilian defense work. Mrs. Alfred Roberts, worthy matron of Dorcas Chapter, Order of Eas Washington School Program Viewed By Capacity Crowd Victor Poffs, Mrs. Victor Poffs, Mrs. Axel Coleman and Axel Coleman. Lunch was served by Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Carlson. Two From Bessemer Portray Yule Custom Committees on the program besides the directors were, organist, Frank Stanlake; building, Dominic BordinS; 1 costumes, Alice Kubiak;, stage crew, I Attilio Giuliani; Thomas Kubiak and Frank Kovacevich; staging, Miss Virginia Van Ostrand; ushers, Miss Fiella Knobloch. . . r~MIss Connie Mussatti. daughter of Mrs. Mayme Mussatti. Bessemer, and Miss Mary Pricco, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pricco, Bessemer, were members of the Italian group in the Christmas choral presentation of the students at the College of St. Scholastica, Dec. IS, in the college ·J auditoi ium -^ following the annual i Christmas banquet at which the Rt. Barber School Program Given Thursday P. M. sentatives, pledged the cooperation of their organizations. Miss Grace Swanson Married Sunday Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, and President of the American National Red Cross, do tern Star, and Mrs; E. J. Oas, prea- hereby proclaim the beginning, as of ident 61' the Woman's club, as repre- this date, of a Red Cross War Fund campaign for the raising ot a minimum sum of fifty million dollars, and I appeal to the American people to make this campaign an overwhelming success. Realizing the desire of every American to participate in the national war effort, I confidently anticipate an immediate and spontaneous response to this appeal. . In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington this twelfth day of December in the year of our Lord Nineteen hundred and forty-one, and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and sixty-sixth. (SEAL) Franklin D. Roosevelt Debates Teams Break Even In Contests Minerva Chapter Hold Party Friday · Members and guests of the Masonic chapter, numbering over a. 100 attended a Christmas party Friday night at the Masonic hall. A pot luck supper was served at 6:30 o'clock, followed iby dancing, j At 10:30 o'clock Santa Claus distrib- " uted gifts from under the tree. Students of the Barber school presented their annual Christmas program at the school Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. "The Christmas Dream," was the name of the play which was given by the students, and was under the Rev. Thomas Welch, Catholic bishop,! direction ot Mi8S yaralli, Mrs. Grimm was the honor guest. The pageant and Mjss SeMn Tne Kindergarten dealt with the Yule customs of the RhyUjnl Band wag directed by Miss various countries at ,-iyar. The 450 students at the college will leave December 19 for their 2 Winter Concerts Given By Students V-' XA concert at which 11 selections were played was given by the A. D. The Bessemer high, school debate team accompanied by Supt. E. J. Oas, journeyed to Iron River, Saturday, and competed in the second official tournament debate, sponsored by the Michigan State Forensic association. " The question up for debate was: Resolved--That every able-bodied j male citizen in the United States should be required to have one year ! of. full-time military training before I attaining the present draft age. ! The local team won two and lost · · V/two debates at the tournament. .The iss Grace Swanson, daughter orpaffirmntive teams won from .Hough- Mr, and Mrs. Charles H. Swanson,' ton and Ironwood, the ,two negative became the bride of Walter Long, teams losing to Iron River and Wa- sou of Orville Long of Honor, Mich.,] tersmeet. at a ceremony performed at the home! of her parents, on Sunday afternoon! at 4 o'clock. The Rev. Paul M. Jar-j vis read the vows.V^ /"^fhe bride wore a suit of soldier blue with matching accessories. Her corsage was of white gardenias. Attending: the bride was a sister Mrs. William Podwiu of Washburn. ! She wore a brown suit with matching; accessores. Her corsage resembled j the bride's. j The groom's attendant was Mr. | William Podwin, brother-in-law of. the bride. I - The 'jride was given in marriage) by her strains March played by Mrs. Jarvis. Pedestrians Must Observe Rules Too · Chicago, Dec. 16--Six suggestions for pedestrian politeness were offered today by the National Safety Coun- With the theme of "Give Courtesy GOGEBIC RANGE TOPICS IN REVIEW ITEMS OF INTEREST WHICH OCCURRED ON THE RANGE THIS WEEK Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Dear. 70, mother. of Ji. Ernest Dear, dean ot Gogebic Junior College, died in the office ot the Iron wood Fuel Lumber Co.. in Ironwood. last Friday, after suffering a heart attack while walking down town R. A. Heidemann sold his interest in the company of that name, to George Heinonen, "who has been with the firm for the past six years. Also in the firm are Herbert Oliver and Fred Lynne. Mr, Heidemann is one of Ironwood's early pioneers, coming to that city in 1SS6 Sheriff Sam Giovanoni, of Iron County has purchased the hardware business ot Voigt Christensen in Hurley. John Mortenson, who has been, in charge of the 'business since Christensen retired from active service six years ago, will be retained in his capacity as manager. Voigt died about two years ago John E. Dnhl, Hurley postman, narrowly escaped serious injury Friday morning when he was struct down by a hit- run driver on Germania. Hill. He was unconscious for about half an hour, lying in the road, when ho came to his senses and continued on his route, but later returned to the post- office when he was unable to continue his work City Commissioner Raymond E. Garvey has started suit for $25.000.00 damages against City Manager "William L. Johnson, both of Iron wood. The suit arose ont of alleged remarks made by Johnson which nre claimed by Garvey to have injured both his business and reputation The Gogebic Range Concert Orchestra presented its first concert of the season at the Hurley High School under the sponsorship of the Hurley Woman's Clui_ Walter Daley of : Ironwood. directed the Orchee-- tra. Mrs. Carl Nelson, of Ironwood played a Hute solo, "The Lark," which. was very well received by the audience anil uecessited her giving an encore Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. John E. Nasi and infant child of Ironwootf township, narrowly escaped death when steel rails made a wreck of the living room and sent the davenport upon which they were sitting into^the middle of the room. The mishap occurred when a logging truck derailed two boxcars of the Duluth, South Shore railway, and sent steei rails through one corner of the house that came to rest upon the davenport. Harold Volkman. 29, of Ironwood township, driver ot the truck, leaped from the car when he saw he could not avoid striking the train as he was driving toward Ironwood. He broke an arm and injured his ankle upon landing in a snow bank. for Christmas," the Council is conducting a campaign to reduce the traffic tolj during the hazardous hoi iday season. The pedestrian point ors: , 1. You expect the driver to cross father and entered to the j streets on the green light only. Show of Lohengrin's Wedding j), im the aatne COUl .t e3 y. j 2. Don't taunt the driver by delib- ] erately loafing across the street after i the light has changed against you. ! 3. Croas at intersections only. j When you pop out from behind n I parked car, you risk your own Hfei The bride's mother wore black velvet and her corsage was oE pink roses. A dinner was served at the bride's home to the immediate family at 6 o'clock. The bridai couple left on a week's wedding trip. Anvil News The Anvil-Palms Home Extension group held its annual Christmas party in the *Yuletide-decorated club rooms last Wednesday night. Christmas carols were sung by the group. Contests were also held and prizes were awarded as follows: "Lesson in Art", Miss June Madison, "Musical Chairs," Mrs. Paul Sakalas. A group drawing contest was held and prizes were awarded. Two readings were given by Miss Juno Madison; they were "Regular Boy," and "Comfort". Comic und original hats were modeled by mem- Auxiliary Met Tuesday The Auxiliary of the Peter Gedda hers and guests. and take 10 years off the driver's. j A 10 o'clock a spaghetti supper 4. On rural highways walk on! was served For dessert a tradition- the left side, facing traffic, and step! al plu:u pudding was served. Pre- oft the pavement when a car ap-1 paring the meal were Mrs. Louis preaches. Facchinello and Mrs. Guy Marzari Johnston high school band at the Post American Legion, met Tuesday Washington school gymnasium on night at the club rooms. Thursday morning and at the hfgh Following a pot luck supper the homes days. to spend the Christmas holi- . , MacNarnara. Music was under the! school Friday afternoon. Harry Reinhold directed isX 1 ^The program follows: 1 "The Black Horse Troop," mnrch, direction of Miss Delo, and the plan ist was Frank Stanlake. g ousa Vocalists to Give Methodist Program To Install Officers , . , ~"T~)fficers of the Odd Fellows lodg?i. will be installed at the January meeting: Tauno Stengard was elected noble gram on December 22 at 8 p. m. So- grand end Forest Anderson was e-j loists will be Miss Elaine Lillrose lected vice grand; Torri Jacobean I and Mrs. Albert Annear. recording secretary; Walter Hen-! Others on the program are Mrs. drickson, financial secretary; John' Wesley Rice, Miss Patricia Hoeft, treasurer; A. L. Camp 1 Miss Grace Swanson and Miss Car' oiyn Jarvis. La- Bridal Rose," overture, vallee. "El Choclo," tango, Villoldo. "Sharpshooters March," Metalo "Elena Polka," trio for trombones, Kiefer, played by Jon Rice, Lloyd Wigman and John Crawford. The choir of the Bessemer Method-! "Intermezzo," Provost ist church will give a Christmas pro- "Sorella," Spanish march, Gallini · business meeting was held. 5. Don't load your arms with so many Christmas bundles that you can't see, and then expect the driver to look out for you. 6. Stand on the sidewalk not street, while waiting for a in Mrs, Herman LeCIaire, president, light talked on civilian defense..;* ·. -.£;·. It was decided that knit garments' /~«i · , and bandages will be made for the, V-nriStmaS Red Cross, and a needy family in | Christmas programs were given Bessemer will be provided for this! by the G. S. Barber and Washing- Christmas and the Christmas gift ton schools this week, requests of a child at the Otter Lake billet will be supplied. Donations of $5 to the Red Cross : bell. "Southern Roses," waltz, Strauss "The Donkey Serenade,' "Firefly", Friml "Teddy Trombone," novelty, more. "The Conqueror," March, Teike. ?3 to the Salvation Army and $2 for the tuberculosis voted for. After the business Christmas party was The Washington performance, "The Spirit of Christmas", was given at performances Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and that night at 8 o*- assisted by club members. The entertainment committee consisted of Mrs. Eiuil Leonard, Mrs. j John Stemphiar and Miss Edna Liu- zey. This was the last meeting of the group before the holidays. Tho next meeting will be January 14. Gifts were exchanged during the evening. E. C Carlson of Anvil is on a business trip to the Noranda mining district in Quebec, Canada. essay fund were! clock; and the Barber program, "A Ronald Gilbert Head of Club Ronald Gilbert was elected president of the Anvil-Palms Men's clnb at a mee ting held Christinas Dream," was presented! other officers held. Gifts from the'were exchanged among the members'ces Delo, muse; Miss Anne Moberg, and cards were played. Mrs. William staging and costuming; Miss Virginia Pellow was high in contract bridge Van Ostrand, staging and properties; and Mrs. A. John Anderson was high, and Miss June Madison, speech and 'n 500. ! dramatics. Fill- Saturday were night. Alfred erts, Martin Bjornson and Guy Marzari, of the Palms location, house committee members. Send HIM a Herald Subscription. i rrr

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