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Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, July 24, 1948
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16 J«iy M, _ tt*»«n City GUto-Ouett*, MM*B City, b. Progress Made by State in Reclaiming Rice Lake DAMAGE BY HOPPERS— Above is shown damage grasshoppers arc causing to corn in southern Iowa. Earl Raun, assistant extension entomologist at Iowa State college, estimated 40 grasshoppers per square yard in this Warren county field. ISC Warns of Grasshoppers Reports Pests Worse Than in Past 12 Years Ames, (U.R)—"If you scare up 10 or more grasshoppers every step you take through a field or along fence rows, start measures of control," Harold Gunderson, Iowa State college entomologist, told Iowa farmers Friday. " 'Hoppers' are worse this year than they have been since 1936. That year Iowa farmers spread 4,000 tons of poisoned bran bait in an effort to prevent losses of entire crops," Gunderson declared. He estimated that more than 75,000 acres have been treated in the state so far this year. Most serious damage so far is in southern Iowa. However, Gunderson warned central and northern Iowa farmers to check legume fields, pastures and fence rows. He said the 'hoppers' still are small in the north half of the state and can be killed easiers. It also is a simpler job to treat pastures and fence rows than entire fields of other crops, he said. The entomologist said farmers should use chlordan or chlorinated camphane where there is plenty of vegetation for grasshoppers to eat. He recommended the application of one quart of 50 per cent emulsified chlordan spray or 30 pounds of 5 per cent chlordan dust per acre. He said one and a half quarts of a 50 per cent emulsion of chlorinated camphene as a spray or 40 pounds of 5 per cent dust should be applied per acre. He warned that chlordan arid chlorinated camphene treated crops should not be fed to milk Lake Level to Be Foot Higher Work Started in June to Be Finished Aug. 1 Lake Mills —Work of reclaiming Rice lake by raising the lake level more than a foot is under way, the work being done by the Sylvan C. Olson Construction company of Forest City. The south and west sides of the lake will be filled with dirt and rock. Replacing a temporary plank setup, a new concrete spillway has been constructed with the intention of improving the depth of the lake. When construction began in the middle of June, state conservation officers estimated the improvements would raise the water leve! 13 inches. The dike now under construction wrll be completed about the first of August. About 3,000 cubic feet of earth have already been placed out of a total of about 5,000 to be put down. T\yp thousand four hundred tons of rock will also be placed in the dike work. Plans call for the use of 1,800 tons of lime rock from the quarry at Fertile and 600 tons of oversized rock. HERE THERE cows. Fire Takes Barn on Crystal Lake Farm Crystal Lake—Fire starting from an electric light socket where dust particles had collected in the hay loft destroyed the barn and silo on the Roy Rogeness farm one half mile south of Crystal Lake Wednesday night. Rogeness was milking when he smelled smoke and found fire had started in the hay loft, when he reached the fire with water the hay had already started to burn. Shortly before the fire they had finished putting chopped hay in the barn which was about full. Rogeness was able to get his cows out of the barn also the seperator and part of the milking machine. The Britt fire department prevented other buildings from burning. The loss was partly covered by insurance. Another Water Plant Proposed at Decorah Decorah—Within 3 years Decorah will have an additional water plant, to be located on land acquired by the city in connection with the Dry Run flood control project. The project was revealed by City Engineer Charles Altfillisch during a tour by city officials, to the city utilities. It is estimated the plant can be constructed at an expense of $57,000 to $60,000, and that it may be financed from receipts from the water works system without extra taxation. A flow of 1,000 gallons a minute is expected from the plant. At the city disposal plant, Carl Selland, utilities superintendent, revealed the plant is generating its Corwith—Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Pratt of Denver, Colo., are visiting the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Higgles. Her grandfather, Jake Riggles, who has been visiting in Denver, accompanied them. Swea City—William Butterfield and son, Wilbur, of Marshalltown came Monday for a few days' visit in the home of the former's brother, George Butterfield, Sr. Hayfield—Mr. and Mrs. Peter Leuwerke, Jr., have returned from a 2 weeks' visit with relatives in California. Wesley — Charles Kraus, Jr., submitted to surgery on his neck recently at Veteran's hospital, Des Moines, in an effort to halt spread of infection from a wisdom tooth. Manly—Marcia Ann, is the name of the new granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schindele of Manly. The girl was born July 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Schindele of near Rockford, at the Cedar Valley hospital at Charles City. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tumlinson of Rockford. • Bristow—Mrs. Harold Ellis and daughter, Nylene, of Riceville, are visiting friends and relatives at Bristow this week. Riceville • — Marvin and Jack Kroon of Valley Springs, S. Dak., are visiting at the home of their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Van de Weerd. Rudd — Mrs. Fred Holtz and daughters have returned to their home at Elgin, 111., after a visit with relatives here. Bristow — Aleece McNeilus returned home after spending a week visiting her brother-in-4aw and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Olson, at Mason City. Rioeville — Mr. and Mrs. Jess Mahaffey, Storm Lake, visited the past week at the home of the latter's mother, Mrs. Carrie Wilkes, and the former's brother, Arthur Mahaffey. Chapin —• Mrs. Max Neal and daughter of Los Angeles, Cal., arrived for a visit at the parental C. J. Heuberger home. Stilson—Mrs. W. B. Richardson has returned home from a visit with her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Landheer, of near Buffalo Center. Lakota—Dean, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Meyer, has been ill with a severe ear infection. Scarville—Mrs. Verle Meyer fell and broke her left arm on the roller rink in Kiester, Minn. Wesley—Mr. and Mrs. Charlie DC Rosa of New York are spending part of their honeymoon at the parental Emil Wester home. They have visited Florida and Cuba since their marriage a month ago. Wesley — Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Funnemark took his nephew, Albert Johnson, back to his home in Grantsburg, Wis., following a visit here. Woden — Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shipley, who have been living in Arizona, -arrived at the home of her sister, Mrs. Joe Kramer and family for a visit. Plymouth — Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Strand and 2 daughters, who have been tpuring the west for a month, have returned home. Wesley—Mary Lee Erdman and her friend, Mary Louise Poscek, returned to their work in Dayton, Ohio, following a 2 weeks' vacation with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Erdman. Ackley—Merle Vietor, son. of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Vietor, left for Des Moines where he enlisted in the coast guard for 3 years. Wesley—Mrs. Rose Laux and Mrs. Lawerence Wengert returned recently from a week's visit with Laux relatives in Melbourne, Waterloo, Marshalltown and Ottumwa. Ackley—Miss Henrietta Muller has gone to Denver, Colo., where she is attending Denver university school of commerce this summer. Bradford—Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hamilton and sons of Tipton are spending the week at the home of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Hamilton. Fertile — Dr. and Mrs. John White of Denver, Colo., were guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Offer Soybean Yield Contest Event Sponsored by Iowa Falls Chamber Iowa Fall s—The Iowa Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Farmers Co-Operative Elevator company are sponsoring a soybean yield contest, according to announcement by John Phillips, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. July 31 is the closing date for entries. Prizes of $15, $10 and $5 are being offered to the 3 with the highest yields. Winners will be eligible to compete in the district contest. W. N. Moore of Iowa Falls won the local, district, and state contests last year. The state contesl is sponsored by the Iowa corn anc small grain growers association of Ames. Building Project Finished by Letts Creek Lutherans Baby Beeves Lead Wright 4-H Projects Clarion—Baby beef projects received top billing with farm project 4-H members in Wright coun- Whittemore—Eighty Lotts Creek families have accomplished wonders in the completion of a building project which would have seen ambitious lor a city congregation. The church, school, teach- srage and fine new modern parsonage with 7 acres of land makes up the Immanuel Lutheran church of Lotts Creek. The building and remodeling program included the moving of the teacherage, a fine home, to a new location 500 feet south of the old location. A full basement, oil burner, modernization and addition of a commodious kitchen were included in the work on this building. It is occupied by one of the 2 teachers, George Wolters, and his family. The other teacher, Caroline Friedrich, lives at Fenton. Church Also Moved The church, an 81 by 36 foot building with an 85 foot tower was the next to be moved. It was placed on a new foundation 200 feet northeast of the old location'. A fine modern basement was added which is usable for dining purposes. A fully equipped kitchen was also included. On the first floor the narthex was enlarged and a mother's room for caring with Mr. Pompe for several years after which the congregation decided to build a parsonage. Even in those days the thrifty farmers wanted to build well and insulate. The latter they did by lining the walls if the frame building with bricks. Tornado Takes Church A terrific tornado completely demolished the precious church on June 24, 1882, soon after the Rev C. F. Maahs, Spirit Lake, took over the pastorate. Undaunted, the small congregation once more raised money and on Sept. 23 1883, the church was dedicated The building was 35 by 50 by 20 with a 16 by 20 foot addition to b used as a sacristy and school room The church boasted a 70 foo steeple. The parsonage which was als destroyed was not rebuilt unt Truck to Fight Fires on Farm Equipment Purchased for Nora Springs Area Nora Springs—Delivery of the ire truck purchased last May by he Nora Springs Farm Fire Ser- ty in 1948. 1891. It housed a new pastor, Rev. Martin Furstenau who Roger Humphrey the past week. Manly — Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Shook and family are vacationing with their family, spending a part of their time in Canada. Rockford—Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Helm of Marshalltown and their 2 daughters, Mrs. L. H. Patterson of Marshalltown and Mrs. Leslie Hedricks of Forest Park, 111., were callers in the Elmore Nelson home recently. Leroy, Minn. — Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Quam of Austin were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Wahl. Osage — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Trainer, Charles City, and Mr. and Mrs. L. Quinby of Osage spent Monday and Tuesday in Waterville, Minn., on a fishing jaunt. Meltonville—Mrs. Ralph Strutzel of Minneapolis was honored at a shower at the Rosie Dockum home north o£ Meltonville recently. Waucoma—Mr. and Mrs. Robert Garzee and son, Bobbie, left for Riverside, Cal., after spending 10 days with relatives. Popcjoy — Mr. and Mrs. D. C. With 87 members feeding 140 animals, baby beeves led the list of the 233 members enrolled in 4-H farm projects for this year. Swine projects totalled more animals with 637 market and purebred hogs under the care of 66 4-H members. Forty members are enrolled in market litter projects with 34R animals. In the purebred swine group 259 animals are owned by 25 members and entered in club work. One member is enrolled in swine management with 32 swine in this group project. Sheep projects have increased noticeably in the 1948 project year. Six members have entered 35 purebred sheep in the purebred flock project and 5 members have entered 22 grade sheep in the market flock project. In the market lamb group 2 members are feeding 5 market lambs. In the beeg heifer group 7 members are enrolled with 7 animals and in the dairy heifer and cow projects 31 members own 45 animals. This is an increase of 8 members over the 1947 project. for restless babies was added. The former parsonage, a large old 60 year house with 8 large rooms, was sold to a man who remodels old homes into apartments for Algona residents. The new parsonage to the north of the church is a well planned, compact, 2 story 8-room home with all the latest fixtures and improvements and 2 baths. The pastor has a book-lined study which is convenient to the front door and can be shut off from the family living quarters. An ambitious program is planned for landscaping the extensive grounds. This will be done after the harvest is completed. Founded by Germans Immanuel Lutheran church is one of the oldest in this section. It was begun by the Iowa Synod and a small group of German pioneers from Wisconsin who came in the first decade after the Civil war. A gallant effort was made to establish a congregation by Pastors Meyer and Behrens. In 1873 a grasshopper plague drove most of the people away leaving only a few scattered settlers. The Mis- th re mained with the congregation fo 32 years. Just as things were progressing favorably a 2nd cyclone hit on April 30, 1398, completely destroying the church, entirely destroying the 2 year old schoolhouse and damaging the almost new parsonage. The indomitable group set about building Services were another held in school, public vice company from the Central ?ire Truck Corporation St. Louis, Mo., was made this week. The truck is mounted on a 2-ton Chevrolet chassis, with a 2-speed rear axle, which has been purchased from the S & R Chevrolet Co., Mason City. Farmers of the surrounding community co-operated in the purchase of the new vehicle, contributing $35 apiece toward the fund. The new fire fighting equipment is the most modern and efficient on the market. It includes a 500 gallon booster tank, with 2 150- foot reels of small hose which will be ready for use immediately upon arrival at the scene of a conflagrar tion and can direct either a raight stream or fog at the blaze. The purchase also included the ecessary equipment for attach- ng to fire hydrants and to be used vith farm water tanks. Guaran- eed pumping capacity is 500 gal- ons per minute. The old fire truck, a 1929 Chev- olet, is being kept as an auxiliary. The new truck is temporarily be- Kornmeyer Rites Held Decorah—Funeral services for Bernard J. Kornmeyer, 75, retired brick manufacturer, were held Friday morning at St. Benedict's Catholic church, the Rev. Daniel O'Sullivan officiating. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. He is survived by 3 sisters. HEARING AIDS $25.00 to $150.00 Batteries All Kinds DR. J. H. LEPPER, Opt. 28 First St. S. E. own gas to operate the plant, and has about 4,000 feet of gas available for sale. DIES IN MINNESOTA — Funeral services for Mrs. Lottie McDougall, 84, will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at the Methodist church in Osage, the Rev. Clarence James officiating. Burial will be in the Osage cemetery. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. A. Buttolph, at Rochester, Minn., where she had made her home for several years. She is survived by 2 other daughters, Mrs. H. J. Goodale of Helena, Anderson and Mrs. and 2 children of Ross Garver Minneapolis, Mont., Osage. and Mrs. Ruth Andrews. JOE DANIELS 6 Point Service INCLUDES FREE Installation of all HOWARD ZINC Seat Covers Compare the Quality! Compare the Beauty! Compare the Fit! Compare our Installation Service. . . . When you buy Howard Zinc Seat Covers at Joe Daniel's, you are absolutely guaranteed the best you car. buy. We are equipped to Install them and no job leaves our service department without being thoroughly vacuumed with our high power vacuum cleaners. Priced as Low as COUPES $8.95 HERE'S WHAT WE DO Install Seat Covers _ Vacuum Inside of Your Car Clean Windows Inside and Out Check Your Battery Check and Clean Spark Plugs Check Tires JOE DANIELS AUTO SUPPLY STORE DANIELS — EGGERT — THOMAS 121 North Delaware Phone 363 Mason City's Leading Tire Service Headquarters One-Quarter Century Thornton—Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Abrams and Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Andersen and Ramona are enjoying a vacation at Leech Lake in Minnesota. Marble Rock—Mrs. Nettie Feigh and daughter of Pittsburgh, Pa., were recent guests in the home of Mrs. Feigh's brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bailey. Geneva—Fred Baurer, who underwent a major operation in the Ellsworth municipal hospital in Iowa Falls, 6 weeks ago, has returned home. Manly — Piney Woods Singers will give a concert at Bethel Evangelical church Sunday at 7 p. m. A free will offering will be taken for this group of blind singers. Bradford—The Rev. H. G. Belsheim has returned to St. Louis, Mo. Mrs. Belsheim and children remained for an extended visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lehmann, Sr. K a n a w h a — Miss Doris Ann Stole, who is a missionary among the Indians in Dakota, is on vacation and was a guest in the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Lars Olson. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Stole of Goldfield. Lakota — Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Buckels and the Clifford Buckels family attended the funeral of William Buckels at Jewel Tuesday. Plymouth—The Rev. and Mrs. Dale Nichols and son, Dennis, left | this week on a 3 weeks' vacation to the west coast. Dumont—Mr. and Mrs. Harold Misfeldt and son, Harold, and Gene Miller were recent guests in the H. C. Orr home in Des Moines. Otranto—Mrs. Jack Shultz and sons, Richard and Gerald, returned to their home at New Hampton. Her son, Jackie, is spending a few weeks here with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Carlson. Crcsco—Mrs. Helen Lanz, county president of the American Legion Auxiliary, was installing officer at ceremonies Tuesday evening in the Legion hall. Calmar—Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Pearson of Mason City were recent guests at the Herman Everts home. They were accompanied home by their daughter Karen who has spent the past 2 weeks with the Everts. Luverne—Mr. and Mrs. Harry Christensnn have had as their guests Mr. and Mrs. Valdemar Jensen and son, Curtis Jensen, of Sunny Vale, Cal. They also visited relatives at Gilmore City and Humboldt. Calmar—Mr. and Mrs. Donald Meyer are spending a week at a resort at Walker, Minn. Osage—Mrs. John Davidson and daughter, Joan, accompanied by Dolores Johnson, left Tuesday for Spirit Lake where the 2 girls will be guests of Barbara Birum at the Elman cottage at Holmes Court. The Elmans are vacationing for a month at Spirit Lake., Chester — Mr. and Mrs. Phil Phillips, Bob Maurcr, Wayne Shankland, Madonna Cummings and Elsie Edwards of Waterloo were recent visitors in Chester. Minn., were recent guests of Mrs. J. W. Fisher. Wodeu—Mr. and Mrs. William Collins and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lage of Tucson, Ariz., who are spending the summer at their cottage at Lake Okoboji, visited here recently. Other projects include one member in colt club work, 17 in poultry projects. Three have grain plots and 5 have home gardens. One member each is entered in bee and rabbit projects. The members are doing a good job of developing these projects and are producing some outstanding animals and records. The human heart is not located on the left side as commonly supposed, but near the center of the body in the thorax cavity between the lungs. souri synod ministered to this group and held services in the • home of Frank Pompe. Mr. Pompe was a lifesaver for many pioneers who lived at his home until they could make other arrangements. On May 6, 1875, a meeting was held at the home of Mr. Pompe. A constitution was adopted and the congregation organized. Mr. Pompe gave the congregation 5 acres of land for a building site in September, 1895. The cost of the frame church erected w,as the now almost unbelievably low sum of $787 with $94 for church furnishings. The pastor was given a home schools and at Fairville until another church was built. The 3rd church, the present one, was 36 by GO by 20 feet with an 85 loot spire and a 16 by 24 foot addition for sacristy and confirmation room. Pastors Named The Rev. M. Furstenau retired in 1920 and the Rev. E. Fiene served until 1943 when the present pastor, the Rev. A. F. Otto began his pastorate. Mr. Otto is married and has 5 children, the oldes a boy o£ 9. Mr. Otto has nothing but prais for the splendid congregation tha' has given so generously, $25,00 in 2 years, to the furtherance o the work of Christ. He has bee ably assisted by a building com mittee: Fred Boettcher, Walte Krause and Otto Wichtendahl. The ladies' aid and the mens' club have given generously to the building fund as well as giving a new rug for the church aisles. The aid president is Mrs. Alex Radig; the mens' club president, Arthur Zumach. All members are farm families in the Lotts Creek territory. Plans are now being made for the 75th anniversary in 1950. ng kept at the Schuver Implement Co. The truck was delivered by Ray L. Terrill and Lee Voorheise, both •epresentatives of the Central Fire Truck Corp, which took the. truck to Ventura Tuesday for the inspection of the state fire mar- shall. A course of instruction in the operation of the new fire truck was given local members of the Nora Springs volunteer fire department this week. 6 To Join Navy Cresco •— Six Cresco boys who have enlisted in the navy will go to Mason City Monday for their physical examination. They are Jack Blackburn, Alvin Drilling, Herman Drilling, Aaron Duscheck Arthur Drtina and Donald Woods all teen-agers. They will take their basic training at Great Lakes 111., according to the recruiting officer. Lakota Woman Die] at Blue Earth, Minn. Lakota—Funeral services will be held at the Lutheran church Saturday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Ernest Trasamar, 77, longtime resi dent of Lakota, who recently hac aeen living with her children. She died in a bank at Blue Earth, Minn., Wednesday while getting money preparatory to leaving with ler son Leo on a fishing trip. She is survived by 9 children as follows: Mrs. Albert Krosch of EI- niore, Minn.; Mrs. Michael Christ of Lakota; Mrs. Carl Christ of Blue Earth. Minn; Mrs. Harry Miller of Alden: Leo of Elmore: William of Fairmont, Minn.; Harry and Paul of Emmetsburg and Ernest of Blue Earth. Her husband died a year ago. RADIO SERVICE 16 First St. S. E. Phone 1079 Falstaff goes to a party How a famous leer and a famous song, '.'Take Me Out To The Ball Game"—both old favorites in the Heart of America- added to the fan of the Wilsons' party. IS i it-o** K5D-TV Bob Wilson was home run king for a nigh! in grandpa's old St. Louis uniform. His "fans," dressed for the part, had a wonderful time singing the old favorites like "Take Me Out To The Ball Game," as they waited for the telecast of the night game. Refreshment served was another old-time favorite, Premium Quality Falstaff— the beer that teams up with the happy mood of the good old songs. 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