The Bessemer Herald from Bessemer, Michigan on April 14, 1949 · Page 1
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Bessemer, Michigan
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Thursday, April 14, 1949
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LET'S LIGHT MASSIE HELD THE BESSEMER HERALD GOGEBIC COUNTY SEAT NEWSPAPER OLDEST PAPER IN GOGEBIC COUNTY Subscription: $2.00 Per Year Bessemer, Michigan Thursday, April 14, 1949 Volume 64, No. 15 VFW INSTALLS NEW OFFICERS Officers of the County Seat post ot Last Rites Held : For August Giarola i Religious and military funeral ser- j vices for August Giarola, 58, who I died last Wednesday evening at his the Veterans of Foreign -Wars were; home, were held Saturday at 9 at installed at an, impressive ceremony j the St Sebastian church. with Frank A, Drazkowski, past postj Officiating at the requiem high commander officiating. The rites iMass was the Rev. C. J. Swoboda, ·were conducted Wednesday night, at; Military rites were in charge of Mathe post headquarters here. |j O r James Richardson and the A. D, Louis Calligaro was installed in the j Johnston unit of the ROTC. Burial office of post commander; William F. ; was made in Hillcrest cemetery. Ryan, senior vice commander, and] Serving as pallbearers -were Vito Lawrence Martin Jr., junior vice com-; Marconeri, Arnold Eppblite, Anton mander. IGheUer, Frank Gheller, Richard Zan- Other elected officers installed ; et t| a^j Bruno Eppolite, Sr. were Donald LaVoy, quartermaster; i Among the out of town relatives. Robert Margetta, chaplain; Clarence | prese nt. at the services were. Mr. and W. Moore Jr., surgeon; Joseph Mar- · jjrs. Geno Giarola. son and 'daughter tell, retiring^commander, was install- n j aw O £ ^g Deceased, of Dearborn, ed in the office of post advocate, and Mich., and Mr. and Mrs. Virgilio Er- Maj. James Richardson, Norman Lind co u o j Chicago, and John Perucca, trustees, J ...... The following appointees of the _ _ new post commander -were installed. ' l_OCaI Speakers Martin Pricco, adjutant; Isadore np Maccani, public relations officer;. * WO John Newman, patriotic instructor; j Frank Drazkowski Jr., post historian; ·. Taking part in the district forensic Bernard Drazkowski, employment of- contest, Bessemer students won two ficer; Emil Mascotti, service officer; firgt places. The winners, Donald Leo Massie, legislative officer Albert Heikkinen. in Original Oratory, and Lemieur, officer of the day. Leonore 1 sdebski, in extempore Paul Brach, sergeant major; Fred speech will advance to the regional Crenna, quartermaster sergeant; Gar- meet to be held in Crystal Falls. ret Felling, guard; and Donald La-. Heikkinen chose as his subject, Voy and Clarence Moore Jr., color "Politician," while Miss Isdebski se- bearers. ! lected the topic "The Present Posi- The Boy Scout activity was dist j on o { y, e cold War." cussed by W. C. Blaisdell, Ironwood, j oe j Schmidt placed second to who illustrated his discourse through Heikkinen with "Democracy -- A Glor- the medium or a motion picture 45^ Athletic Contest." which depicted Scout activities from Delores Matrella placed second in the Cub through the Eagle stage. dramatic reading with "Into a Better Post members considered sponsor- Kingdom." ·hip of a troop and tabled the sub- other contestants from A. D. John- Ject for further study. ston high included James Boggio Following a social hour, lunch was j ame s Keault and Anabel Lee. Clarence Romback Passes In Chicago Word has been received of the death in Chicago of Clarence George Rombaek, age 55 years, who passed away on March 27. LEGION BACKS VARIOUS PROJECTS Members of the Gedda-Cychosz post of the American Legion, meeting In Surviving are his wife, the former regular session Thursday, April 7, ap- Goldsworthy Martens, daughter of prov ed sponsorship of Joel Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. William Martens, for- for attendance at the Boys State at mer Bessemer residents; two daugh- Lansing, Michigan. Alternates nam- ters, Mrs. Paul Gresk, of Camden, ed were j osepn Jezek and Richard New Jersey and Mrs. Martin Rook xiuda of Chicago. Also surviving are his A n y orga nization or individual (stepfather and mother. Mr. and Mrs. wishing to sponsc . r a boy to Boy*a 'Joseph Weil, a brother, Henry Weil state arB we lcome and further to- of Chicago and two grandchildren. formaUon may be rec6i v e d by con- Services were held Wednesday, taet M f - H K eenan. March 30. at 2:30 p. m. at the N lC k The post yotetf to or a ^^ Stick chapel with the Rev Carl P. Junlor Baseball team with the coop- Crusius of the Lill Federated church eratj(m Qf a Bessemer S cboolboartl officiating. Cremation and interment and with the financial assist a nce ot of the remains took place at Grace- the local Ford dealers _ Tne Bessemer | land cemetery. Auto Cotnpany . A total o£ $100 waa appropriated for this purpose. Numerous donations were authorized among them $50 toward the "Light Massie Field" fund. Other donations included ?5 to the Easter Seal drive; ?5 for Veterans Facilities; and ?5 toward the Walter Salo fund, which has been established to aid him in rehabilitation after hia home in Ironwood burned. He is an MOBILE UNIT TO BE IN GOGEBIC COUNTY SOON Every Gogebic county adult will be asked to hold his breath in the next five weeks! But don't be alarmed-you won't suffocate. It's just for the few seconds it takes for the shutter on he mobile chest x-ray camera of NORMA MENARA FETED AT RECENT SHOWER served. Legion Ziggity League Concludes Season Play The 16 team American Legion Zig- gity league wound up their season's play with a turkey banquet served by Frank Drazkowski Sr., at the Legion banquet hall Sunday, Aprtt 10. Prizes for the 3rd round of play were awarded after the banquet. In the American league the KeU's All Stars copped both 1st prizes in most Schools represented on the meet the Michigan department of health to ' included Ironwood. Wakefield, Bes- cl «* , and capture the picture of your seiner and Ontonagon. Judges of the contest were Miss Helen Snyder, speech instructor. Northland college, Ashland, Mrs. Margaret Wicks, Northland college and W. Faltinowski, forensic director, Watersmeet. VFW SPONSORING DANCING PARTY A dancing party sponsored by the County Seat Post of the Veterans of number of games won and the high- j Foreign Wars will be held Saturday est point totaJL {from 9 p. m., until 2 a. m. in the In the National League 1st prizes. post club roorns. for most games won was captured ! A popular range orchestra has been by the Post 27 team and 1st prize ; engaged and a program of entertain- for the most points was capped byjment has been planned. the Brownies. I In charge of arrangements All present officers of the league 'Louis Calligaro, Joseph Martell, Al- were unanimously reelected for the ( bert Lemieur and Harold Peterson. 49-50 season. The officers are Charles Members of range VFW posts and Michela. president; Howard Brown, \ their friends are invited to attend. treasurer; Martin Lamoreux, statist!- j « » » » « » ''cian and general chairman and Nick r^ii, *-lks chest! Every person who has a chest x-ray at the mobile unit will be given a double-barred cross pin to wear as an indication that he is^ doing his part to help rid Gogebic county of tuberculosis, according to Carlton Lindberg, president of the Gogebic county Tuberculosis association, spon soring organization for the survey. Anyone 14 years of age and over can get a free chest x-ray when the unit is in Gogebic county," says Mr Lindberg. "There is no disrobing little red tape, aad the x-ray takes only a few seconds of your time." Mr. Lindberg urged the "full co operation of the citizens of Gogebic county in this campaign to track down tuberculosis and lower our death rate." Re, secretary. Memory Lane Fund Climbs To $935.85 Elks Install Officers jAt Impressive Rites i ^_ At an impressive ceremony held Friday evening at the Elks clubrooms, officers of the Bessemer Elks lodge were installed by Frank J. Duda, first vice president at large, of the Michigan Lodge of Elks. Assisting Mr. Duda were P. E. Graham, as esteemed lecturing knight; Maurice Abelman, esquire; James jBria, inner guard; Lionel Jacquart, j chaplain; and David Kulasavicz, pian- ! ist. ~" I Installed in the office of exalted Miss Norma Menara, daughter ot j ru i er was Arnold vispl; Walter New- Mr, and Mrs. John Menara, 1808 Hadman was i nstalled , aa est eemed lead- ley street, was feted at a pre-nuptial i ing shower Tuesday, April 5, at the American Legion club rooms. She will become the bride of Robert Giuliani of Anvil on April 23. In attendance were approximately 100 friends and relatives from Bessemer, Ironwood, Hurley and Wakefield. Cards entertained and prizes were awarded to Mrs. E. Kujanson. Ironwood; Miss Doreen Shogren, Mrs. M. Zanetti, Miss Delia Bianchi, Miss Donna Massa, Mrs. Julia Lesky, Mrs. Edith Bria, Mrs. George Smilanich, Paul Hoeft, esteemed loyal kuight; Edmond Rodd, esteemed lecturing knight; Anton Wysoski, tiler; F. J. Duda. secretary; John Sartoris, treasurer and Clarence Negri, trustee. Appointive officers installed were Rudolph C. Honz, inner guard; Maurice Abelman, esq.uire; Lionel Jacquart, chaplain; David Kulasavicz pianist and Arnold Vispi, representative to the grand lodge. Retiring exalted ruler, Claire J Haskins, was presented with a past Mrs. Shirley Cabianca, Mrs. Clara exalted ruler's button, in apprecia Calabro, Mrs. M. Fertile and Mrs. S. tion for his service during the year Giuliani. Many numerous lovely gifts were presented to the guest of honor. Hostesses for the occasion were Mrs. Albert Annear. Mrs. Harold Norbert, Mrs. George Comparin, Mrs. Ralph Massa, Miss Elaine Zannon and Mrs. Leonard Reinerio. Albert Eastman 1.00 Honz Becker 10.00 John Thors 10.00 Walter F. Maslanka LOO .__ er Saturday, April 16 A dancing party sponsored by the Bessemer Elks will be held Saturday, April 16, at the Elks club rooms. Elks of the range and their friends are invited to attend. Decorations, favors and appointments will be expressive of the Eas- Dr. Mrs. Chas. E. Anderson 10.00 ter season and popular range orches- Mr. Maurice Copt LOO tra will provide music for dancing. Mrs. Mae Ross 1-00 Lunch will be served. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Eppolite 2.00 Mr. and Mrs. Newton Bade -Mrs. Mary Fiorelli 2.00 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barnich 10.00 i Arthur F. Rigoni (Detroit) -- LOO j Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Pitrone -Joseph Salaj 2.00; o j" !-°°. MRS. HUGO KEENAN CHAIRMAN OF DRIVE Mrs. Hugo Keenan has been ap- -- ; pointed Bessemer chairman iu charge for funds to Mr. and Mrs. George Jezek - 5-OOj erican Cancer soc i e ty. Am _ Mrs. A. Kristianson LOO Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mascotti The Puritan PTA The is Deing ca rried on _ ; by personal contact with residents 5.00 5.00 Miss Julia Bjornson LOO; Uon organizations are invited to Daughters of Isabella 2 0() ' respond to the appeal by sending con- Mr, and Mrs. Reuben Kelto __ 5.00 tr^^ons to Mrs Keenan. The Barber School PTA 3.00 Ward chairmen were appointed Miss Fiella Knobloch LOO j Tuesday by Mrs. Keenan. They will Mr^and Mrs^Lonis^Marconeri 10°Jin turn appoint committees of block ~~ *" T *~ J " * " = ""· solicitors. The chairmen include jilrs. Robert Burt, first ward; Mrs. I Arnold Vispi and Mrs. Clifford An- Miss Lucy^ Miller 1.00 derson.s second ward; Mrs. Lawi rence Nelson, third ward; Mrs. Dorothy Rastello. fourth ward with Mrs. Harold Norbert in charge of the Mrs. Mayme Mussatti LOO Pallns territory; and Mrs. Emmanuel Mr. and Mrs. O. V. Peterson -- LOO Facchinello fifth ward Edwitt R- Bayliss 10.00, Gogebic - Duda Agency Mrs. Victoria Torreano Mr. and Mrs. John E. Newman Ambrose Bredda 2.00. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Walls __ Mr. and Mrs. J. Maccani Sr. -- 1.00 Blr. and Mrs. John Smolich _. Mrs. Alvina Shave ---------- drive activated imme- 1.00 diate jy after Easter at a meeting of 3.00 ^e varA chairmen ^^ Mrs . Keenan. Total $335.85 The offices of the city of Bessemer i at the Veterans' Memorial building MAYOR BALLOT RECOUNT will close at noon in observance of TEMPORARILY DELAYED iGood Friday. Business and professional estab- The recount of votes for Mayor. : lishments in the city will close to- has been delayed temporarily, pend- morrow from 12-3 in observance of Former Resident Succumbs March 29 A former Bessemer resident, Mrs. Sauna Lepisto, G7, died March 29 at Traverse City, Mich., where she had resided for the past several years. ! A resident of Bessemer for more than 30 years, she left here to live with her son and daughter in Trav- his regime. Following the business session, social entertainment was enjoyed and lunch was served. Ironwood veteran. It was also decided to purchase one baseball uniform for the Besse- · mer Steeler baseball team at the approximate cost of $25. A discussion on the Boy Scout movement was held and Robert Helberg, Gogebic county Boy Scout commissioner, showed movies on various Scout activities. The local post voted to sponsor a Boy Scout troop and a committee to take charge of this project was chosen. It includes Nidi: Re. Eugene Kosmicki, Eugene Wittkowski, Major James Richardson and William Hansen. It was noted that last year's membership was reached and that th« membership drive Is still continuing. Any qualified veteran wishing to Join is asked to contact any member ot the local post. The Post 27 Band will entertain at a public dance on Saturday, April 30. The public is invited to attend. ELKS SEND JEZEK TO BOY'S STATE TB LEAGUE TO SPONSOR BAKE SALE The Range TB league will sponsor a public bake sale on Saturday, April 23rd, from 10' a. m. to 4 p. m., at Bob's restaurant. The proceeds of this sale will go toward furnishing comforts for the TB patients at Grand View. An appeal is being made to all Bessemer residents to donate baked goods for this worthy cause. Anyone wishing to donate, may The Bessemer Elks Lodge No. 1354, will send Joseph Jezek to Boy's State, and named Duane Coxey as- alternate. Both are sons of EOca members, and are students at A. D. Johnston high school. Mother of Resident Passes In Negaunee erse City, following the death of her contact Miss Alico Abelman or Mrs. husband. ; Born in Finland on August 2, 1881, Mrs. Lepisto was a former member of the St. Mark's National Lutheran church. · She is survived by one daughter, · Mrs. Raymond Steffes, one son, Einar Lepisto and four grandchildren. j Funeral services were conducted on ': April 1 at Traverse City with the Rev. John G. Carlson, officiating. In- 'torment was in Oakwood cemetery. [ Green. Mrs. William Neely, age 81 years, passed away Friday in Negaunee at the family home. Attending the services which were held Tuesday in Negaunee were Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Hansen, son in law and daughter of the deceased. American Legion Donates $5O jTo Massie Field Fund Total Approaches $1,000 Mark Appointment of George S. Mclntire as state forester is announced by con- CIVIC GROUP TO MEET TUESDAY NIGHT jReino Koski ________________ LOO Howard Medlyn ______________ 2,00 Al Marinetti _______________ 3.00 The American Legion Post of Bes- ' Joseph Kosmlckl ------------- 3.00 semer donated the sum of $50 to the Walter S. Egan -------------- 6.00 Light Maasie Field fund last weak. Louis Mlchelll --------------- 2.50 This generous contribution added to James Boggio ---------------- 5.00 , . , ,, . . two others by Individuals, brings the June Loncharte Kinney ----- 1.00 The comrmttee selected *o study total of ^ ^ ?5 ^ ^^^ Drazkowski Sr. ------- 1.00 the Problem of organizing either a date wmianl Wall ^ sent In the Robert Rundell ------------- 1.00 sum of * 2 ' and Walter Mas ^uka gave ^rence Certano ---------- 3.00 at *"* ^ TM TMS Johton ------- 17=1 Hi ot the estry division, departnienfs for- Mclntire assumes ed in Michigan's 22 state Schaaf retired March 31 afjter 39 years of state service. Mclntire became assistant state ------------^------" forester in March, 1929 atter flve EUGENE BARATONE years of service with the old Land AT PEARL HARBOR Economic Survey that appraised cut- at the Veterans Memorial gi on post is the largest to~date to l j o h n McDonald 2.00 . . .,, ! come from a civic or business group. I steve McDonald 2.00 on this special committee I Robert Happ LOO Calligaro, John J. Frlck, Bessemer Steelers 5167.50 Leslie Anderson 5.00 Frank Drazkowski Softball League 83.001 Mrs. Mary Fiorelli 2.00 VFW tt.59 Dan. Markstrum LOO Kell Exhibition Game 459.CO '· Bill Markstrum 2.00 i Otto Johnson 6.001 Billy McMinn 1.00 j Oscar Wodrazha 1.01 j Audrey Jean McMinn LOO [Leslie Johnson LOO Mrs. Frank Kosmfcki 2.00 are Louis Jr., and William E. Brown. T ore ij over land in both Michigan penlnsu- Eugene J. Baratone, seaman ap- p e t er oiacherio las. prentice, USN, son of Peter D. Bara- Mrg A native of Iowa, Mclntire was tone of G10 East Sellar street, Is serv- graduated from Iowa state college ing with the Flag Administrative Unit with "a bachelor of science degree in of Commander Air Force. Pacific forestry. He is a senior member of Fleet, with Headquarters at Pearl the Society of American Foresters Harbor, T. H. and a World War I veteran. i Philip Probelakl _____________ 1.00; George M. Slevila 3.00 5.00 '· Herman 'Newman 3.00- Charles Sandln 2.00 Ed Baylius 10.00 Gogebic Oil Co., Phillips 66 John Anonymous pervise state forest a and nurseries recruit training at the Naval Train and the department's expanding pro- ing Center, Great Lakes, 111. ' 5.008.75 LOO William Wodrazka ing advice of Attorney-General. Good Friday. gram of cooperation -with commercial Before entering the Navy he attend- Ruth (Hagerman) Hummel" 'forest and farm woodlot owners. ed A. D. Johnston high school. i 5.00 3.00 LOO Walter Maslanka 2.00 LOO Total * 9945.75

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