The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 29, 1958 · Page 10
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 10

Austin, Minnesota
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Monday, December 29, 1958
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Spring Valley Mailmen Taking It Work-Study Easy After Long, Rugged Winters Program Set for Students VALLEY, Minn. ~ Two vetftnM Spring Valley mail can*** tr* taking life easy. They are la retirement, and it's a welcome ohaage of pace for Byron Pearee, a rural mail carrier for « years, and Everett (Jac.k)War- ren, one of the originial city carriers who started in 1928. Pearee spent Christmas in Indiana with a son, and soon he, his wife, and their other »on, will continue south and bask on the Florida sands. They have a trailer in » small community near St. Petersburg, j "It's food to («t awtjr from ib*se winters now," Pearce said. Combined Vnratlont The Pearces have been Florida- hound several times; putting the vacation for two years together to make a winter trip every oth- «r year. Last winter, they purchas- j wi their trailer, which they seal' up for the summer months. Pearce started carrying the mail •t Lanesboro in 1915, and within EVERETT WARREN two months was handling a route out of Spring Valley. These were the days of the horse and buggy, Pearee recalled with a smile. "The winters aren't what they used to be," Fearoe said. "I remember storms so bad I let the hones have free rein and. they brought me safely home and stopped at each mail box along the way." Boys Freed Horse Another winter incident Pearce remembers involved the horses. When the ice broke up in the Root River one year, an ice floe, surrounded by water, was in the road. The horse stepped onto the floe-and slipped into the water. There Pearce was stuck until two high school boys came along and helped free the horse and Pearce continued on the route. After sitting in an open buggy for six to eight hours a day, the automobile with closed comfort was a Godsend, Pearce said. He purchased a car and retired the four horses and buggy. "We got three cents a mile and $100 a month Pearce said. "Some months there wasn't anything left, but we got along," Mrs. Pearce added. Like other rural carriers in the pre-telephone days, Pearce was often the contact with town. He often brought medicine, called a doctor, took a grocery list to town, and wax a good friend to all his patrons. Two of the original patrons, Mrs. August Schmidt and Otto Kohn, arc still on the route. BYRON PEARCE in those days," Warren was working in a lumber yard when city delivery was authorized in Spring Valley. He and Millard Bender were appointed city carriers, Warren the south end and Bender the north route. "I've always liked walking," Warren said. "The routes averaged 10 miles, so I got plenty of exercise." Warren carried the south route until 1950, when Bender retired, and Warren was assigned to the north route. "I've delivered mail to almost every house in town," he added. "I've met and made friends with hundreds of nice people on the routes," Warren said. "In a small town, the mailman is close to the patrons, and shares their Joys and their sorrows." They Come In Handy And the mailman can be handy too — getting children down from roofs and trees, holding babies while mothers sign registry slips, helping persons across streets strewn with limbs and electric wires after a storm. In his 30 years on the routes, Warren never was troubled by children or dogs, often the problems of mailmen. "Children like the mailman, especially if he lets them tag along," Warren said, "and dogs would rather run along side than bite." Warren, surrounded by children and dogs, was a familiar summer sight in Spring Valley. Shuns Rough Winters "I am glad to retire now," Warren said, "because the winters have been tough." The toughest was in 1936, when it was below zero from Jan. 15 to Feb. 22 and one day it was 43 below. But the ice was of more concern than the cold, he added. 'Shutterbugs' See Pictures of Outings Austin Camera Club members In retirement Warren and Pearce forget the cold days, and remember the patrons and friends on the routes who made their jobs pleasant and enjoyable. "That's why we stayed on the job — we liked the work," t h e retired mailmen said. Masonic Unit Installs Slate GRAND MEADOW, Minn. Officers were installed by the Grand Meadow AF Ac AM Lodge Friday at the Masonic Hall. They College students and h 1 g h i school seniors may now compete for the 1959 college student work- study program sponsored by various federal agencies, Al Kreuger, Austin Civil Service director, said today. Civil service programs now open, he said, give students a chance at summer and school-time jobs In Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Nc-br^ka und North and South 'Dakota. First tests will be given Jan. 17 for those who apply by Jan. 1. Applications must be sent to the director of the Ninth U. S. Civil Service Regional office, St. Louis, Mo. The deadline for applying is April 2. Most of the openings are in engineering, but a limited number of appointments are open in chemistry, mathematics, metallurgy and physics. Freshman college students majoring in U. S. history can compete for student trainee positions in Archival Science for employment in Loui,», Mo. Kansas City or St. were: Edward E. Kramer, worshipful master; Donald R. Thompson, senior warden; David Thompson, junior warden; George Reppe, treasurer; Ralph Hoppin, secretary; Herman A. Hovda, senior deacon; Marion Youngblood, junior deacon; Elvin Hanson, chaplain; David Goodsell, Sr., steward; Parker Goodsell, junior steward; Bert H. Myhre, marshall; and Albert Durham, tyler. Installing officers were Reppe, installing master, and Myhre, installing marshall. They are past masters. After the installation, colored slides of a trip to New York and Washington, D. C., were shown by C. T. Holland. An oyster stew was served by Holland, Hoppin, Parker Goodsell and David Goodsell. Canton Driver Dies as Car Goes Into Spin HARMONY, Minn. — A 36-year- old construction worker became Those who are accepted in the program will be paid from $272 to $313 a month with the program also offering direct promotion to professional careers in the federal government. More information can be secured through Kreuger at the Austin Post Office. First Decline in Christmas Mail Is Noted For the first time in the memory of Postmaster Elmer Requa, volume of Christmas mail handled here declined from the previous year. A total of 2,932,596 pieces of incoming and outgoing mail were handled at the Austin office between Dec. 7 and Dec. 27, compared with 2,965,356 pieces during the same period last year. This is a decline of 32,760 pieces. Requa said exact records are not available, but that no one at the Austin office remembers a decline in volume from one Christmas season to the next. Dale Hoium, 13, Gored by Bull Thirteen - year-old Dale Hoium was seriously injured about 10 a.m. today when gored by a bull at Crestwood Farm, Highway 16- W. Dale, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Houston, Highway 16-W, suffered multiple bruises, contusions and fractures, St. Olaf Hospital reported. WINTER BACK WITH 8 ABOVE Colder weather hil Austin early today. After full-scale greeting with temperatures way below tero, 01' Man Winter last week eased off and Saturday it was balmy, with sunny skies and a high of 47 recorded at THE HGAALD's government weather station. Even Sunday, with overcast skies, saw a high of 36. But the reading at 8 a.m. today was a chilly eight above zero with indications that Winter is back in form. Lyle Ex-GI Sends Gifts to Korean Waif i LYLE, Minn. — A Korean teenager adopted seven years ago at an American Army camp near Seoul, is remembered each Christmas by one of those Gls — Nels Golberg of rural Lyle. The friendship between Golberg and Lee In Soon began when Golberg moved into the camp. Each succeeding outfit adopted the Korean, who then was an 8-year-old waif. The soldiers him under WON., DEC, 59,1958 •PAGE 10 2 Drivers Tagged in 6 Weekend Collisions saw pictures of themselves at their j control on Highway 52, two miles post-Christmas Party Sunday at east of Harmony, Sunday morning. Killed instantly was Carlyle Ramlo, Canton. State highway pat- Fillmore County's holiday traffic He w «»s working with the Crest- fatality when his car went out of j wo °d herdsman, James Skaar, the Oakland Hall. Movies and slides taken on the club's outings during the year were shown and a gift exchange was held. A pot luck supper pre- ceeded the meeting. JANUARY SPECIAL went near the feeding pen and was rushed by the bull. Skaar heard the youth's cries and ran to his rescue. are suffered a skull broken neck. Regularly rolmen believe the car hit an icy! ReV. KarSten Off tO spot, tipped on one side and thenjr •• . LA. . righted itself. Ramlo was aloner canamavian MlSSIOn and there are no witnesses. He Tne Rev. Clare Karsten, pastor fracture and a| 0 f Fellowship Methodist Church, left Sunday by plane from Min- Ramlo, a bachelor, is survived neapolis for New York on the first by several brothers and sisters in i lap of a month's mission in Scan- the Canton area. Two cousins, Dale dinavian countries. He was sched- and Don Ramlo live in Austin. u led to emplane at 1 p.m. today Services are being arranged by the i f or Copenhagen, where 10 US Peterson Funeral Home, Harmony. | Methodist youth leaders will draw up plans for an extensive youth education program in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Germany. WALTHAM, Minn. — Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Buck will be host couple for the first course of the Luther League, St. Michael's Waltham League Plans New Years Eve SERVICEMEN Curl T. Harwood, Lutheran Church, progressive din-'Alice I. Smith of . ner New Years Eve. son 907 of Mrs. Collins, NOW ONLY IT ! graduated from recruit training at Polyethylene Attend Conference DISHPAN Other host couples will be Mr.; the Naval Training Center, Great and Mrs. Norman Nelson, Mr. and ! Lakes, 111. Mrs. Elmer Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. j The graduation exercises, mark- Gilbert Garbisch and Mr. and Mrs. i ng the end of nine weeks of Lynn Persinger Sr. ; « boot campi » included a full- Following dinner, the leaguers dress parade and review before will return to church for 10:30 military officials and civilian dig- p.m. watch night service with the jnitaries. congregation. Coffee and cookies i wiii be served. North Star 4-H'ers Spring Valley Youths;Hold Christmas Party North Star 4-H Club members held their Christmas party at the Wilfred Dennisen home, rural Austin. A WQNOIRFUl BUY! You save $1.02 on this large, 13" x 11" unbreakable dishpan. Won't chip dishes or scratch sink. Your choice of turquoise, yellow, pink, white. "AXE" Johnson's OUR OWN HARDWARE STORE THf fAMIlY STOW THAT'S FUN TO SHOP 111 I. Mil • HE 3-2592 SPRING VALLEY, Minn. — Four members of the Grace EUB Church are attending the state youth fellowship conference at Faith EUB Church, St. Paul, today. took their wing and gave him odd jobs. His home has been the camp since, Gol- In Soon berg said. Tony often writes to Golberg and reports on his activities in night school, which is an 11-month term. In his Christmas letter, Tony mentioned he is now houseboy for three officers. The only known relative of Tony is an aged grandmother. Church Drive Results Given GRAND MEADOW, Minn. The Rev. Harold A. Clark, pastor,! Methodist Church, has announced i the following figures in the recent every member canvass: ' Current expense, benevolences j mimimum goal, 6,267. Committ-i ments total, $5,219; anticipated] extra gifts, $152; anticipated WS- 1 CS, $360. Total, $5,731. • Building fund, first year goal, $1,000. Received from Men's Club, $400; received from WSCS $400, individual committments, $196. Total, $996. In summarizing the canvass which he termed "a real victory,". the pastor explained that the con-. gregation is cleaning up an an-j cient lien-type mortgage of 250,1 a board of missions grant in 1883 when the present church was built. Ninety per cent of this (and of the rest of some $36,000 such lien-mortgages against o t h e r i ! Southeastern District) will be made available to the new Fellowship Church in Austin. District congregations are also raising money to finance the Rev. Clare Karsten's trip to Scandinavia, with $50 contributed by the Racine Methodist Church Sunday School and Christmas program. Other contributions include $50 to the Grand Meadow Church mortgage from the WSCS. Half of the Christmas program offering was earmarked for a similar contribution. Smoke Hits Dwelling Under Construction Firemen were called to a home under construction at 2111 Deneen at 8:22 a.m. today when an oil furnace exploded. Firemen said extensive damage smoke damage was done to the house but there was no fire. The home is being built by James Christiansen. Dogs for Adoption at Animal Shelter The animal shelter today offered for adoption a Boxer, female. I'i; years. Held for identification are a Brittany Spaniel, male, nine months; two black Labradors, both .males; and a part Golden Retrie: ver, male, two years. Vandals Blamed for Scratching Car Two drivers were tagged in six weekend collisions, police reported today. Damage of $200 wa»' done to the car of Everett R. Rose, Austin Rt. 1 and $175 damage to the car of Fred A. Stark, 1000 Sullivan, in a collision at 6 p.m. Saturday In the 600 block on North Oak. Stark was tagged for careless driving. A collision at 12:50 a.m.- Saturday caused $75 damage to the ear of Jerome A. Bachman, Hastings, parked in front of 1000 Sullivan. A car listed to James W. Wentzel, 1001 Sullivan, was later located and Wentzel was tagged for failure to report an accident. Other collisions. 3:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Paul and Lansing, Kenneth L. Madson, 311 N. Fourth, $30; George Fitzthum, 606 Walnut, none. 6:42 a.m. Sunday, Oakland and Kenwood, Stanley J. Budd, 1008 Lyndale, $25; Robert Wiebrand, Taopi, none. 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Main and HOUSE SOLD AT AUCTION In an auction sale Saturday evening at Hampton, Iowa, a six-room house, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Glen McCormick, was sold to Earl Macken, Hampton. Col Albert Hopfe and son conducted the sale. River Drive, Rudolph A, Kruefer, 409 Washington, $100; Willard C. Meany, Rose Creek, no damage estimate made. 12:10 p.m. Sunday, Oakland near Highway 218, S., Walter A. Bald Uf, 1312 Lyndale, $25; Robert W. Rysavy, 1710 McKinley, $125. Iowa Forger Gets 10 Years RICEVILLE, Iowa — A forger who passed a $20 check at t Rice ville gas station was sentenced to 10 years in the Iowa State Peni tentiary at Fort Madison, Convicted in Howard County District Court was Olmer P. flen- ny, 42, Oskaloosa. He was arrested in Waterloo and returned to Cresco by Sheriff Percy Haven*. Denny pleaded guilty of forging a check on the First National Bank with the purported signa ture of De Verne Knapp, Riceville farmer. Knapp does not have an account at the bank. When arrested, Denny admitted several other forgeries,.Haven said. He was arraigned before Judge T. H. Goheen. Women Urged to Enroll in Home Nursing Or. Paul Ltck, county health officer, today urged homemakers in the Austin are« to enroll in the Red CroM Borne nursing course starting Jan. IS, "Hiis If a good opportunity for homemakers to learn valmble nursing techniques under expert instructors," Or. Leek said. [ '8y learning the basie principles of bedside nursing, homemak. en can face problems of sickness in the family with confidence and greatly assist'in restoring health." The 14-hour course will be taught in seven two-hour sessions with classes at the home nursing classroom of the Austin Area Vocational School. A Tuesday and Thursday afternoon session beginning at 8:30 will be instructed by Mrs. Warren Chaffee while an evening session beginning at 7:30 also Tuesday and Thursdays will be taught by Miss Edna Gjermundson. Women interested in joining either of these courses are urged to call the Mower County Red Cross Office (HE 3-3335) c- soon as possible. Class sizes will be limited. DCS Moines Doctor Moving to Ricevillo RICEVILLE, Iowa — Dr. Thomas Kelly, Des Moines, will assume the medical practice of Dr. T. G. Walker, Riceville, while Dr. Walker and family visit his brother, Robert, in Miami, Fla. Pastor Sought at Riceville RtcIVILLft, t«*t - A fin- member pulpit committee to secure a new pastor for the first Congregational Church was named today in advance of the annual meeting Friday, On the committee are OUT Swan, chairman, Dwight Willey, Dr. William Calhoun, Mrs. James Me* Master, and Mrs. v Robert Itlee. They were appointed by Meed Lockie Sr., moderator, when Hie Re?. Walter Schilling, pastor, announced his resignation effective at the end of April. Other business en the annual meeting agenda U election of officers. The Oolden Rule Circle will serve refreshments. 2Ar*oM«nOff for Army Service Two Austin area men this morning left for Minneapolis to be sowrn into the Army after enlisting in Austin, Sgt. Tom Rich* ards, Austin recruiter, said today. Burton T. Berge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdlnal Berge, Sargeant, will take basic training at Ft. Carson, Colo., before being assigned to the Army's Engineering Equipment Maintenance School. Ronald P. Greenlee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard W. Greenlee, Austin Rt. S, will also take basic at Ft. Carson with future assignment to be determined later. Robert E. Lee was made a Confederate general on J u n e 14, 1861. Ed Olson, Austin Acres, tolil A gift exchange was held. Christ-; police vandals were responsible mas carols were sung and new for a scratch along the side of members honored. The January his 1959 model car. The car was They are Judy Persons, Robin • meeting wil1 be at the Harold parked on East Mill and t h e Sack, Lilian MacKenzie and Twyla , Gaul home ' Ramaker. The Rev. David Schneider accompanied them. scratch was caused by a knife or DR. ANTHONY E. BARRETT Austin Chiropractic Health Center New Location: 509 East Oakland Mrs. Denuisen and Mrs. Marvin' other shar P instrument, Olson. Buck served lunch. ; wilh damage of about $100 ' j ~ ~ ~jDon Austinson Tops Riceville Lighting RICEVILLE, Iowa — Christmas lighting winners at Riceville were Don Austinson, first $5; Emil Twin, second, $3, and Roy Hender, son, third, $2. The contest was sponsored by ihe Live & Learn Club. Phone HE 3-7565 Australia's Great Barrier Reef, 11,250 miles long, is the biggest | coral structure on earth. i t i Holidays on the iron ranges of Minnesota are turkey days, just as they are .all over the country! It does take * lot of poultry to meet the demands of laoix Uian 33,000 families whose livelihoods depend on iron mining and the businesses that serve and supply it. These people consume nearly 1,700,000 pounds of chicken and tttrkey each year. They spend almost $850,000 on these poultry products. The iron mining industry, in producing iron ore, provkle* jobs for thousands of people in Minnesota—jobs which provid* markets for the farm products of Minnesota—markets right within Minnesota's own borders. Iron Mining Industry of Minnesota

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