The Malvern Leader from Malvern, Iowa on June 19, 1947 · Page 1
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The Malvern Leader from Malvern, Iowa · Page 1

Malvern, Iowa
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Thursday, June 19, 1947
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HISTORICAL DEPT IOWA DES ifQINES 19 HIS WEEK 111 Millt County TLIE • rm mm. Very possibly the retettt floedi 'will be the source ot many a tall tale, true and otherwise. Here's one ot the'true type: Steve Haines ot Hastings caught a bullhead In the elevator there after tbe waters had receded. Unfortunately U set no records as to size. * * * Tbe Iowa Oepartmttit ot Health continues to send warnings as to health measures In .the flood areas. They advise: 1. Safeguard drinking water. Use public water whenever pos* etble. Boll for two minute* all' drinking water which may have been contaminated by the flood, Malvern's town water supply Is kept safe but water from wells in this area should be treated if they were touched by the flood. ' 2. Protect against typhoid fever by having every member of the family innoculated. 3. Guard against contaminated food. Thoroughly cook all root vegetables or similar foods before eating. 4. Examine carefully all canned food from flooded cellars. Throw away any containers which show signs of leakage. Wash all con* tainers with soap and Water before opening. After thorough washing sterilize containers by Immersing in cold water and bringing It to a boll, then boil- Ing for 15 minutes; or immersing in solution containing one ounce ot chlorinated lime' or chlorine laundry bleach per gallon of water, for ,15 minutes. 5. Protect your basement by scrubbing the walls with soap and water and rinsing walls and floor with a chlorine solution. 6. Protect your well by panw- Ing out dirty water and disinfect ing it with % Ib. of chlorinated lime' or two cups of laundry bleach, mixing it thoroughly and leaving it in.tor 24 hours before pumping out; ' •-'••' Mnlvern business bousea con- tlnue to Improve their places of business. The Good Grain elevator Just finished Installing'a new driveway. Collins Drug store re-' moved their show window and rearranged tho stock displays in a manner in line witb modern trends for drug store merchandising. ti Entered in th* Post Office at Ifafvern, Iowa, as see- otia cltuw matl matter. Official Paper tot. jtBH Conntr MALVERN, MILLS COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY. JUNE 19, 1947 NO. 51. Flood Damage to Crops/Towns Sets Record Boats Needed as Town is Inundated ANNUAL GIRLS 4-H CLUD RALLY DAT TO BE HELD JUNE 27 Election of Officers, Reports and Initiations to Highlight Day Beginning with registration of club members at 12:30 the counties seven 4-H clubs will hold their annual Rally Day at tho Malvern community building on Friday, June 27. Rally day, long one of the highlights of the year for the Girls 4-H clubs, will officially open with the call to order by county president, Pauline Morrlcal, at 1:00. Among the many things scheduled for the day are: a county roll call; group singing led by Mrs. Rainfall May Reach All-time Mark as Showers Continue Reeling under the terrific lac- ' n s received in a double flood blow the flooded areas of Mills county this week bpsan the long:, unp i easant j 0 t, of cleaning out homes, estimating cost, removing denris nnd r p pa | r ing damages. Ag tne 8W | rl | ng wa ters receded county reg |d e nts cnst anxious glances at grey skies this week and through light rains, wondered , f , t were a ,, OV(?r yet The congtant co!di ra)nj . wea ther had made farmlng a nightmare. Since the flrst of June n 5g | nc]lea of raln hag {a ,, en on Mu , g county . W|th 1Q dayg of the month rc _ maln | ngi and a forecast of rain, With resigned patience, figuring that things couldn't ret worse and that the flood season was over, the residents of the west Malvern district began to clean up last week. On Thursday they learned they had been wrong on both counts as the usually peaceful Silver creek, fed by an all day rain, pulled another Jekyl and Hyde on them, only this time Its muddy waters ran ftp to the Wabash right-of-way. The above picture taken daring tho second flood shows two hardy souls standing where the old swimming pool used to be. i , Angus; county secretary s report tne county faced an all Ume rec . JUNE 25, 26 CLEANUP HATS AT FAIR GROUNDS "^Wiifrjuair M^«.*f**ifliftK^r^jyifearQ^ *atffe*yj^^H^!f*T"* ^ Cdmmei'clal Members to Paint Buildings ' Much discussion ot community- needs took place at the June meeting of the Malvern Commercial club which was held last Thursday evening In the Mai- verriette' cafe. Some of .the work done: • 1. Arranged to have businessmen- -help clean up the fair grounds. One crew will work next Wednesday getting buildings ready to paint. The next day another crew will help and Vaughn Hoover and .his crew will paint several of the buildings, donating the work. 2. The. club voted $150 to the newly organised baseball team. Discussions' were on better street lighting, extension ot parking space, need tor a bus depot by Betty Mae Fisher; historian's report by Marilyn Phelps; election of county officers; 4-H convention and camp reports; a greeting from the boy's clubs by Richard AHely, county president of the boy's 4-H; presentation of a recognition service for leaders; greetings from Lucille Stubbs, County Extension Home Economist; Initiation ot an honorary member by the Hastings Hustlers club and Instalatlon of the new county officers. Tea. will be served by the 811- verettes, after the final number of the program, "4-H Service for the Wide Wide World." The top" picture was taken from the Bates-Collen elevator looking toward Swanfona and shows part of the damage, done fo houses In that section, The lower Ptgtnre, taken lo 3^i^Ayfr.«Jiii«<i>rfSirtw»i**P«Wi**ir^^ Fourth CONTINUES COOL Mills countlans, who have been looking all spring for some of Iowa's proverbial warm weather, found the quest fruitless again last week as the sun managed to appear only infrequently and the highest the temperature could go was a measly 89 on Tuesday. Last Thursday county- citizens figured the monsoons had arrived as 4.50 inches ot rain tell. Dally data: high low rain ' "-Thursday r._ vW'«*l ~? ,$Qf - * •»... H8 >54 58 65 62 ord ot rainfall for the month ot Tune. Only once In th« county's history, since rainfall has been recorded, has this year's June rainfall been exceeded. During tht> month ot June, 1883; 15.20 inches ot rain descended on Mills, leaving the county 3.62 Inches of Wednesday afternoon tho NOEL D. BLACKMAN ASSIGNED MALVERN- STRAHAN CHARGES Des Moines Minister Conies to Methodist Church Here Sunday 82 Monday — 86 Tuesday — 89 Wednesday 70 1.602 1.50 ORGANIZE SOUTHWEST AERO CLUB WEDNESDAY Joe Munsinger Elected President; Club Plans Weekly Meetings All but one ot the Methodist ministers of Mills county were re- garage and Johnny a turned to their charges by the with water. Farm Bureau office received a telppram from the regional weather bureau at Kansas City. Klvlnp the county office warning of flood danger in extreme southwest Iowa. If heavy rainfall should come, with the ground still very much saturated, floods would result. Thursday Indian creek was flooding at various places nml most major county creaks remained high. The county's corn crop has already suffered a tremendous blow b*ut continued cold and rnlny weather mlfiht mean' a staggering blow to farmers. It has been estimated that approximately one- flfth of the county's corn has been destroyed or very seriously damaged. One-fifth of the county corn acreage would mean about 20,000 acres of corn nearly a complete loss. Some of the corn will be replanted but If corn Isn't in before the flrst -of July It stands little chance of ever maturing. Bottomland wheat was ruined for the most part but hill land wheat Btlll looks good. The county's oat crop was not so hard hit because most of the oats were planted on hill land. The Hastings residents living on the bottom land of Indian creek were forced to evacuate when tho creek surged over Its banks again. The raging water came atvlrllng back just as the residents had completed enough of the cleaning up lob, following the flrst flood, so that the houses were livable again. Elmo Hltes, who owns a large truck garden farm near Hi-Bank station, reported that three to four Inches of silt were deposited all over his garden, ruining it for the most part. In the previous week's flood, the L. R^JJooduJghts lost 400 r Emerson~Hie~worsT flood In the history of the town was experienced last week when Indian creek went out of its banks a week after the previous flood. The creek backed up on the north side of the railroad and ran across high 34 causing two blocks to be closed to traffic. The water ran Into John Thorsou'a cafe flllcd s: TWO MILLS STUDENTS Helen AMI Stevesson and Bettie Haroff Receive Degrees Carrol Houser Sets Up Radio Repair Shop Carrol Houser, a sophomore- at tbe State University of Iowa, r^K^a-srs. s—ejjftfc*-- FINAL RITES HELD FOR T. D. SIEOK IN COUNCIL BLUFFS nesday night when a group ot 16 aeronauts met at the Joe Munsinger home at Tabor and formed the Southwest Aero club. c(junty communlcatlon 8tructure was dealt a crippling blow by the floo ds. According to the county _ . Helen Ann Stevesson ot ,Mal- co. store here, and other matters of community yern and Bett i e Harott of Hast concern. " the basement of the Pace Service Nick Parent! and Verris Hub. AJmea Friday night. Despite chilling weather Dr. bell left Wednesday tor Carroll , commem! ernent exercises at for a few days fishing trip. MORNING PLAY ADDED TO RECREATIONAL PROGRAM MONDAY More Kids Expected Houser who has made radio a Ings were limong the nearly 600 hobby tor a number ot years has students who were granted «le» sufficient equipment to handle grees at Iowa State college's an-'most radio repair Jobs. ducts Masonic Kites •t Grave Funeral services are being held for T. D. Sleek who passed at hie home here early morning. The body was Btran iv m stockman, 45, having »» c » ' ' tne two been apponted to ser Hall who Is taking bridges are complete loases. the " the mini/- approaches to about 25 bridges were ru i ned and ab out 25 cul- The group immediately elected eng , n eer's office seven county Joe Munsinger president. Bud «»'•«•• Lormlre of Bartlctt vice president and Mrs. Earl Bass, secretary-treasurer. and declared that »«•»»»"«{» ^Vctatty aer ° naa " tpsnl ° *?' -T'S Krou nd he gl i°" Pr £ lon a f a ^ teekly try ' nl ^ yeBMr B lackman comes verts and fills are gone to Malvern from the .Immanuel church In northwest Of the seven bridges that are complete losses, t nrao *•'•»» Moines. A native of Arkan- Silver creek, three on the Nishna at Botna and one on the Waubonsie. Charles E. Frlley, president, of tbe college, delivered the com* mencement address and awarded the degrees on- Clyde Williams field. Helen Ann received ber bachelor of science degree in home management while Bettie was awarded her bachelor of scl- YOUTH ASSISTANT JOINS FIRM BUREAU STAFF . Dick Coot, Iowa State Senior Takes Summer Position" day mornne oy was with burial in *»«»*»* *^««* ~~~.- «^~j— j"" * tery. Humanity Lodge of Emerson Wednesday at conducted Masonic rites at the j ack stecle, Bill Zanders and grave. John Longstrest, Mills county Theodore Detlef Sleek, 56, was agricultural agent, attended the The county Farm Bureau Staff a native of Minden and a former Agronomy Field day at the expe- Bcnoo i for several years before • ----"—* - " " Bluffs. He riment fann a t Iowa State col- ent erlng the ministry. Following .he seinln- augmented Burgolu bridge, the bridge on county road F and Frog pond W Va • and the Goad bridge. On tne Nishna the Chan- W. va., aim ^^ ^ brlA&e, the White Cloud bridge and the were the three gone. The Bolton corner bridge in Lyons Westminster Theological a ry In Maryland. Mr. Blackmau taught . tt ,^, „„, -. — Mary Margaret, a freshman at wh,« have been present at ^college? were present for the n > vacation Bible *omtnencwent. .Mary 'Margaret or vacation, muia, accompanied ber parents home consequent arrival Md Bne nt,tbe week end, return_„_.. children, tbe Over- .J** "*JI Awes/Tuesday evening streets have added a morning W here »be. bw enrolled for the program designed lor kids trom MjaBV « tuoatb.8- Helen Ann ar*v the. first tbrpufb, tbe fourth. SrodiwX '*»•**» M * wW F * grade* and eipect « mveb'ftlffcsv ^ ln at bome t bU summer, ' attendance. Older kid* wttl «o». ."***? *' ;_„ Unue. to mw\,l» M» afternoons. A.H. majors for county work. During the war the vas virtually eliminated but U now coming back tnto proml- MM ™ Lor ol lUlwra one "«" ™ "" """""' tb* Homs lusuraaice Co. New York, Firemen's Fuwl, ,_. „—™ - - *-H club'me'mbers prepare tb*lr projects, trftlng demonstration teams and organize* clwh work to general, pick? a member of Tau Kapp* Epallon. a»cla} fraternity, has JM4 9«HHA4»rabl» experience at losra State ._„..»._, brothers, Ben, Albert, Rudolph and Arthur Sleek of Council Bluffs, Henry of Omaha and Walter on Guam Island; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Stevens of Malvern and Miss Alice Sleek of Vacavllle, Cal., also seven grand children. Young People Go to Blair Conference Lola Gearhart, Leonard Boehner and Donald Donner left Monday to attend the Presbyterian youth conference on the campus ot Dana college, Blair, Neb. anied by Mrs. Zelma Fletcher. charge, and was appointed to un- manuel church in 1945. The Rev. and Mrs. Blackman plan to move to trfe Malvern par- nrst sermons the fol- ti Group gmta to Btory bow? la Wtffc. ,. ,„ . Attarnoeae: US Or*! 80, .«0jf» baskatbUl, football or **!»*»& Qirti wurk artirity. >••**** W $9*i Mr* fteW^- 9W» *»W»» U —«-- a^^'ja^" ••***** Tuwd^ MdiWii?: 91 iQMRijNiplwMpK * wwS*p ^p VHP M*sibU,'U i*»V»***»W lv<»» *b>4r tawlnes* .tq us.* Obsj., JwUUo M» tft(«& fte |g«ncy for thesa. cofflipmiea. Sr, §»« Kw. ***** Hl « lM - M. Edie Lett Life in Flood IWfe EdU, II year old »*> «M_wlft Jta Bnrrougb, of Em- recover the body. The Em-on lowing Sunday. Other appointments in this vicinity: Emerson-Hastings, C. B. Boos. Wesley Chapel-Henderson, John C. Trimble. Glenwood, J. W. Walker. Silver City-East Liberty, John C. Turner. Sldney-Thurman, Ira B. Alien. .iSO.OOO to replace a Nishna bridge and about 113,000 to replace a Silver creek bridge when bridges are available — none are now. The work on the approaches will proceed as fast as the present equipment will permit. At present repair la being completed on Silver creek bridge uorth of the east edge of Silver City From ang will prob- go to the Chantry bridge miles southwest of Malvern on county road V. FAREWELL PICNIC FOR Marlon EdU, 8i year old JBnv arton, najy vetarau, lost blf Ute Saturday night whea h * PlUPged from & railroad car filled *tth rock Into th* iwollwi Bast Nlsbaa- botoft rllrMf-w«tt oJ %** P*£ lo SH* ft* /•& l»«Trw aouAbweat lu*»'s t«0 W*j)k flood 1 ^Ww - : IM ,. „..» ..- Burroughs of Emerton above ft door In a carload of rack. The door suddenly opeu- ed and £dle feH tbrougb the opening- vlth ib* outru»uiug took, wbtta Burroughs grabbed tat door to s»ve hUawlf. According to several witnesses bis body disappeared JtOO yard* down* itreMU. MWMkgttHiwjf C<Miat* 8bjwr»l Wwtt* W, MeyhMiott Ud te»reb- lua untie* botb Saturday ul*Ut •Ad 8«nd»y lu ft fruUUw* sttort to recover the body. The Community elub has . 1100 reward for recovery ot the body and law officers as tar dowu stream an SUeuaudoaU have beeu alerted. Edle was a 1943 graduate of Euwaou hl«h school »nd served us radio man 3/c lu the navy lu the Pacific aud Attlatlc theater*. Of interest to many here was the appointment of Kaol C. Calk- lus as district •ttpertutettdeut of the 0«a Moiues i district of he Methodist church. The sou ot the veru minister, he In the youngest BUpwrluU'iideul lu the Do* Mouivb Mike Jouos arrived Saturday trutu Auien where he ha* Utwu lu »cU»ol. ll» l» ewyloyed at TUo Uftd«r office fur in* »umwr, plculc for the Joba iiully, Bpousorecl by 4-H clubs and leader*, will be held Sunday, Juue 22, at tn» Gleuwood pai'k ut 12:30 p. m. Everyouy bring u plculv buskel. l.oUB«itri'i't. who hus sorvod as Millu county UKfU-ulturul utj.'ut for 11 year*, *IU t^vmiuuto l\U MUU county work Juue ;iy uud take over tiu> cuuuty ugoui'u job lu U'UrUm couuty.

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