The Independent from Hawarden, Iowa on June 25, 1942 · Page 6
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The Independent from Hawarden, Iowa · Page 6

Hawarden, Iowa
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Thursday, June 25, 1942
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SIX fHE INPEPENBjNf 1941 THE HAWARDEN INDEPENDENT 1880 Edited and Published by D. O. STONE 1921 1921 M. R. STONE 1940 Big SpringsBubblmgrs M. R. Stone Estate, Publisher FINLEY McGREW, Editor OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER NATIONAL CDITQRI AL_ iSSOClATION SUBSCRIPTION TERMS year, strictly in advance ?2.00 Outside Sioux, Union, Plymouth and Lincoln Counties $2.50 Entered in the Hawarden, Iowa, Postoffice as second class matter Snr prise Breakfast Visit A group of ladies made an early morning birthday visit at the home of Mrs. Ralph Johnson on last Thursday. giving the honored lady quite a surprise, as her birthday is not. until this week. This group have been these little 'birthday breakfasts 'MEMBER WAT BACK WHBN- for some time now and as Mrs. Johnson was going on a vacation trip, her friends did not wait for her birthday. They report a pleasant hour with the usual good breakfast. Choir Holds Picnic Monday Members of the Big Springs Baptist church choir and their families and Rev. and Mrs. Bolinder took supper and held their annual choir picnic at the county park on Monday evening. They report a good supper and a pleasant evening spent together. Rswarden Was Still In Its Infancy and Battling for Existent* 40 TEARS AGO Mrs. Frank miles east of Johnson, Hudson, was kili*d the storm when the house was fekwn away. A North Western freight c-ar blown by the high 'Mis? Grace Enstro-m and Zeno Wilkinson were married June 28 at 7:30 in Milwankee at the Grand Avenue Congregational ehnreh. The two new- Ivweds left for a trip through Wisconsin and Michigan. A If. Morgan was painfully injured JOTS? 23 while fixing his lawn mower. Th* knivts stuck and in trying to locate th*> trowMe he gave them a whirl with the result that the second finger Off Ws Hg&t hatwl «n» cmiffht in them the end. in the park. Jane 18 to Mr »- A < <**** «* the family leave for places of safety.! Arthur Enright nearly lost his life when he was attacked by an infuriated bull. A terrific storm struck Hawarden shortly after midnight following the Woodman celebration. The wind razed Hold Summer Bible School builri i ngs to the ground, smashed win- Vacation Bible school bepan here injj ow lights, wrought ha%-oc with trees, Bisr Springs on Monday morning, with jj, ut caused no loss of life, two young lady students of Bethel institute in charge for the two week school. Near thirty children attended into the ditch. Mrs. Warren Aldrfch died June 25,j.. A *ff^* y She was dying the night of the storm. * and though unable to speak reaSSmlj Mr. aswl Mr*. Jte^n Heuer were the it all and indicated her desire to hsv*} prowl paratS* of « Kn*y daughter born June 24, 20 TEARS AGO LIDICE — 1RETON (EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is a release from the newly established office of war information. The cartoon above is a drawing of Edmund Duffy, cartoonist of the Baltimore Sun.) Imagine reading the following government announcement in your Independent: "All men of Ireton have been shot. The women have been deported to a concentration camp and the children sent to appropriate centers of education. All buildings of the village were leveled to the ground and the name of the village was immediately abolished." Those are the words of an official Nazi statement issued a few days ago except that the town was named Lidice—a quiet little community of Gzecho-Slovakia near Prague. In Lidice (pronounced Leed-eet-say) men and women lived where their ancestors had lived for more than 600 years. A Lidice son brought his bride to his parents' home; his children were born in the same room where his grandfather first saw light. Above the roofs of the town rose the spire of St. Margaret's Church, a symbol of community faith since the church's building in 1736. In Lidice, a farmer with earth sticking to his boots greeted the coal-dusty miner who as a boy sajt beside him in school. On a warm day the tapping of the shoe repairman sounded through an open door like a faint echo of the blacksmith's hammering. A storekeeper going to the tailor shop paused on Wilson Street—named for the American president—to gossip with a man carving wood before his front door. Children laughed and played or were drawn to kitchens by the sweet scents of the cakes their mothers baked. Life waa not so easy after the German conquerors came. The men had to do what the rulers ordered. Limits were set on worship in the church and on schooling for the children. The women didn't have such good things or so much to fix for meals. But the people lived on, they worked, they loved, they dreamed—oppression had been upon them in the past but "Wilson" Street seemed a reminder that to a people of unconquered spirit, freedom at last returns. Then two men fatally wounded Reinhard Heydrich who, as ^T^W^C^frrw" r\"P On^nV*/-* Qlsxvrnlrin n n **« n ,3 4-U n ilil „ _Jf «TT „,,,, earned the title of "Hangman, lhat happened on a highway which doesn't even go through Lidice. The Lidice people told the Nazi secret police that they didn't know anything about the two men. But the Gestapo agents learned that Lidice folk still dreamed of freedom. They claimed they found a radio, forbidden by German conquerors, arms and munitions. Several of the Lidice young men had escaped to join United Nations forces fighting the Germans. And the Nazis follow their policy of bloody vengeance a policy which has meant the murder, in retaliation for the death of Heydrich, of more than 700 innocent men and women. So when you read or hear the name of Lidice imagine what it would mean if Ireton were crushed to the earth, its name scratched from all records, the bodies of all its men dumped into a common grave, their widows imprisoned, and the doubly-orphaned children in the hands of vengeful and merciless foreigners. the opening day, with a considerable larger attendance on Tuesday. Hold Joint Birthday Party Dinner guests at the Walter Keiser home on Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anderson, Mrs. Cecil Olson, Grandpa Potter and Lorin Keiser of Alcester. The dinner was in honor of the birthdays of Mr. Keiser, who came on the previous Friday, and son Donald's, whose was on Sunday. Guests during the evening included Mr. and Mrs. George Keiser and Clayton and Mrs. Theresa Cox of Alcester, and Edmund Williams. Miss Grace Gallagher of Alcester and Will Ruttan of Hawarden were married June 24 at 7 at the Catholic church in Beresford. Immediately af- ^er a wedding breakfast, the young couple left on a trip to the Black Hills. A daughter was l»orn June 29 to Mr. and Mr?. Floyd HAIL STORM IN PLYMOUTH CO. A severe hail storm hit Plymouth county last Friday, June 19, for the second time within about two weeks. The storm came from the northwest and traveled 40 miles across Plymouth county, varrying from three to nine miles in width. It seemed to start in Westfield township and grew heavier as it continued. The storm traveled about 20 miles before ft let loose trttfe all Many farms throng-hoot 'the hailed area also goffered from flood damage. The storm covered about 240 square miles, on which a1>out 800 farms were hit, 200 of them 'having -heavy losses. With the hail storm tw6 weeks prior, one half of Plymouth eotmty farmers have had "hail losses. A number of sheep •were drowned in the flood waters hi the path of the storm and there were & few losses of cattle and hogs. Hundreds of chickens and wild birds were killed. The storm was almost as severe as tihe one that hit Plymouth county 10 years ago but the hailstones were smaller and damage to the !raildings less. TO ASSIST IN RECRUITING JOB The civil aeronautics administration has asked the Two Oakes post of the American Legion to assist in the recruiting of 13,350 candidates between the ages of 18 and 37 for the specialist pilots which the army forces -have asked them to train. sFor more information see Dale Abbey or Dave Muilenburg. The first class for these recruits starts July 1st. Doty Clan Hold Picnic The annual : Doty family reunion was held at the city park in Hawarden 'Sunday. There was a large attendance. Visiting Guest Honored Miss lone Peterson of Chicago, who is here visiting her parents, had as her over the week end guest Miss Florinda Jernberg of Peoria, 111. On Sunday morning lone invited in some girl friends and all went on an early morning hike, and enjoyed a weiner roast and breakfast out of doors. Besides Miss Jernberg, the guests were Mar-, garet Ericson, June and Mary Jane Leafstedt and Vernice and Florence Nelson. r Chatsworth Chats R. Heideman motored to Lincoln, Nebr., and spent Sunday with his family. Elinor Vogelzang of - Hawarden spent a few days last week with her grandmother, Mrs. H. J. 'Schumacher. Mrs. Henry Vander Hamm and Mrs. Pat Hendricks of Hawarden assisted with the work in the G. H. Schafer home a few days. Ernest,'Cramer was a Le Mars visitor last Wednesday. A slhower was given at the hoine of Mrs. Dave 'Skogman one day last week in honor of Mrs. Lawrence Jurgeusen, a, recent bride. Carl Sohwiesow and Eilert Wilkin were Orange iCity (business visitors Monday. A few friends gathered at the A. R. Laudi home Sunday evening to remind, him 'ttf-jhis birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Ghas. Busch of Hawarden, Mr. and Mrs. George Moehl- man and Edith, Mr. and Mrs. -Carl Sohwiesow and Mrs. Effel Westover spent Tuesday evening with Mrs. H. J. Schumacher. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Burnight had as guests Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Gus Pilla and Henrietta and John and Mrs. H. J. Schumacher. The occasion was Mr. Burnight's birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Barinsky and family spent Sunday with his father in Le Mars. Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Dalgliesh and Junior and Charmane and LaVerne Vander Hamm went to Sioux City Tuesday where Junior played ball with the 'Sioux Gity team. Mr. and Mrs. Joel Burnight entertained Sunday in honor of Father's Day. The guests included Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jepsen, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jepsen and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stephenspn and son, of this vicinity, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mclnnis and family of Akron, Mr. and Mrs. Henrjr Ludwig of Hawarden and Mr. s Mrs. Lawrence Lamoreaux of Sheldon. Mr. and Mrs. Rayford Anderton and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson enjoyed a nice vacation over the week end, but as they believe in this war time conservation of rubber, they took their outing at a nearby resort, and say they had just as good a time as if they had gone away, several times as far distant. Martin H. Johnson, son Russell, and Derald Keiser spent Saturday in Sioux City. Mrs. Theresa Cox of Alcester, and Miss Edna 'Cox of Sioux City, were Thursday evening guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Keiser. Rev. Clayton Bolinder left here this Tuesday for Chicago, where he will attend the general conference of the Baptist church in session there this week. Mr. and Mrs. John Elving drove to Chambers, Nebr., on Saturday for an over Sunday visit at the home of their son, Rev. Melvin Elving and family. This is the first time they had seen their young grandson, who is now five weeks old. They returned home on Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Orville (Nordell from the vicinity of Kiron, Iowa, spent the week end visiting relatives in this locality. On Sunday several of the fam~ ilies met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Larson and enjoyed visiting with the Nordells. Mr. and 'Mrs. Ralph Johnson and children and Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Edson left here 'Saturday for a week's outing at Rush Lake, near Ottertail, Minn. 'Several fishermen from Alcester spent the week end at the same camp, and Mr. and Mrs. Rockley Beck of Sioux City are also spending this week as neighbors to the Edsons and Johnsons. Rev. and Mrs. Clayton Bolinder, together with Rev. and Mrs. H. L. Peterson of Alcester drove to Dalesburg on last Wednesday to attend a service in the church there, with Rev. Bengt Anderson of India as the guest speaker for the evening. This same missionary from India honored the Mission Circle here on last Thursday with most interesting talk on "Women oi India." Among those seen on Sioux City streets on last Wednesday were Mr and Mrs. Rayford Anderton, Mr. ant Mrs. Robert Johnson., Rev. C. Bolinder Mr. and Mrs. Morton CfJenry and children. Delores Larson was one of a group of young folks from Union county to attend the 4-H camp held at a lake near Madison last week. Mr. and Mrs. Simon Johnson lef last Thursday for a two weeks' visj at the John Lindblom home at Lan sing, Iowa. Submits to Major Operation Mrs. Leland Blomberg submitted to a major operation at the Hawarden hospital Tuesday. Picture of a Bunch of Guys Who Need Your Scrap Rubber Our government has issued an urgent call for scrap rubber—all the scrap rubber in the nation. It's scrap rubber for our fighting men—rubber to help boys from right here in this community—boys like Bill Edmunds, who's in Australia, or Johnny Morgan, who's driving an ambulance in Ireland, or Bob Johnson, who's in India, or Lester Wilkins, who rides a destroyer over half the globe— your own boys—or your neighbor's boys, THEY CAN FIGHT WITH OUR SCRAP RUBBER IF YOU LIVE IN HAWARDEN The Boy Scouts—again enlisted in patriotic work—will make a house-to-house canvass of the town . .. * Friday, June 26 If you want to donate your scrap to them, you can't do better. Makf a thorough search of your attic, closets, cabinets, basements, garages, barns, back yards. GET ALL THE RUBBER. Do it tonight. Put the scrap on your front porch where they can get it easily. If you want to sell your rubber, TAKE IT TO A GAS STATION! IF YOU LIVE IN COUNTRY Turn the kids loose to track down all the scrap there is on your farm. Send them out in the grove, have them lo*ok under the buildings and under the brush piles. Find all the rubber. Bring it into town when you come. Let's have a deluge of rubber Saturday night. If it is impossible for you to bring in your scrap, contact your tank wagon driver. He'll get it in for you! Do You Want Gasoline Rationing If not, you must turn in (not some, but) all your scrap rubber. The oil industry has been designated to collect rubber. Bring it to your nearest filling station. There you can either donate it to the government, or receive 1 cent per pound—$20 a ton (a good price). The U. S. must have all your old rubber, or gasoline rationing to conserve rubber is certain! The Rubber Drive Ends June 30 Next Tuesday LET'S GO OVER THE TOP

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