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MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 1945 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Father and Son Held in Jail for Raebel Slaying at Okoboji AGENTS SAY MEN HAVE CONFESSED Iowa Officers Think 2 Got From $1504200 Des '. Moines, (fP) -- An elderly father and his son were in the Polk county 1 ail Monday charged with first degree murder in connection with the slaying of Robert W. Raebel, 63, and the beating of his 63 year old wife at their Spirit Iake home last Dec. 16. Chief R. W. .Nebergall of the state bureau of criminal investiga- ' tion identified the men as Philip Keincy; 11, and William H. Heincy, 45, and said they had admitted the killing.'Nebergall added that "the .2 men formerly worked for Rae- bels and that robbery evidently was the motive; although the men obtained less than $200. A grim-tale, of assault and robbery 'was pieced together by officers from their investigations and the confessions given by the 2 men, who "were; arrested Saturday at Quincy, 111., by State Agent Sam Kelly. Nebergall said William Heincy had admitted Iirine a .22 caliber bullet into' the base of Rachel's head as he emerged from his cellar onto the back porch of his lake resort home the night of Dec. 16. The officer related how Raebel staggered into his living room where he collapsed, and how-Mrs. Raebel emptied the contents of her pocketbook and that of her husband's billfold in front of the 2 men, who followed Raebel into the room and demanded monÂ«y. 'AS Mrs. Raebel knelt at the side of her husband, Nebergall added one of the men struck her twice from behind with a blackjack. He said Raebe], who probably was dead by that time, also was struck with the blackjack. Nebergall said the y o u n g e r Heincy admitted shooting Raebe and using the blackjack. He said the father had made the money demand on Mrs. Raebel. The Raebels who had operated a group of cottages at the Jake resort for 25-years, had employe! the young Heincy for severa months last year as a farmhand The father also' had worked for the Haebels for a short time. The Heincys related in their confession, Nebergall saicl, how they had found no one at home when they arrived at the Rachel's Place early in the evening. Thej broke into a cabin, Nebergall said and waited "for the return of the ' :-T:-.THe'v2;i'men 'admitted'" watching the" Raebels as they ate dinner am washed the dishes, Nebergall said They told officers that they moyec odto the glassed-in back porch' o the lakeshore home after Raebe went into his cellar through a trap door. Officers estimated that between $150 and $200 was taken from th house,.but Nebergall said the men insisted they had obtained only SI, or $20. They did not stop to ran sack the house after the assault which took place about 7:30. Mrs Haebel regained consciousness suf Seiently to reach a telephone am call for help at 9:20. Mrs. Raebel who has been in ; hospital at Spirit Lake since th assault, suffering bead and hand $100 Monthly if Sick or Injured Up to $6009 For Accidental Loss of Life, Iamb or Sight! OMAHA, NEB.--In Order to bring aX around insurance protection withii the budget of added millions, old re liable Service life Insurance Com pony has jnst announced an Â»mmfa new combination Sickness-Acciden and Hospitalization policy that cost! only $1 a month, yet pays cash ben efits that are big enough to be worth while. This new Service "Gold Seal" policy provides a monthly income up $100 a month for either sickness o accident disability plus hospital ben efits to over $650 for a single confinement. Policy also provides up t $6000 accumulated cash for accident at loss of life, limbs or eight. NO, this is not the usual "limited policy. This policy pays as specified for ANT and ALL accidents, ALL th common sicknesses, even for mine injuries; and disability benefits ar paid from first day of disability. N Â·raiting period. Policy issued BT MAIL at big saving tomen or women, ages 15 to 69. NO MEDICAL EXAMNATION required, interested persons ( may obtain this I DAYS ATION without cost or obligation b lending their name, age, address ana name of beneficiary to the Service Life Insurance Company. Dept' K Omaha 2, Nebr^skaT^ V ADV IN HOSPITAI^-Sgt. Hermit K. Koerner, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Koerner of Klemme, who has been serving tn Italy, has been in the hospital several weeks suffering from jaundice.' He states it will be several weeks before he will be able 'to return to duty. He entered the service Feb. 6, 1942, and went overseas in January, 1913, landing in Africa. njuries, was reported showing im- irovemenl. It was first believed a jammer was used in the assaul in the couple, but Nebergall sale he weapon was a blackjack. Williams Heincy, who had been working at a Quincy shoe factory jrior to the trip to Spirit Lake was arrested at the plant. Philip was taken into custody at the horn of friends in the same city. 100 Licenses to Wed Issued During 1944; 42 Divorces Granted Charles City--Cupid was ahea of the divorce courts in Floyd county in 1944, with exactly 10 marriage licenses being issued a the office of District Court Clerl U V. Leigh, and his office record ing 42 divorces being granted by district court judges. Births kept ahead of deaths wit] 428 births and 218 deaths. Deeds Lead All Other Papers Filed in 1944 Allison--Records in the offic of Mary E. Van VTack, recorder o Butler. county,' show that in 194 and/1944 more deeds were record ed than any other type of instru ment. In 1943 there were 593 deec recorded and in 1944, 766. In bot years there were more-releases o mortgages than new mortgages. I 1943 there were 506 releases an 230 mortgages including exten sidns of old mortgages. In 194 there were 470 releases and 24 mortgages. . Doctor Steven James Will Speak at Dumont Djunont--Doctor Steven Jame New t Brunswick, N. J., will b guest speaker Wednesday at meeting at the Reformed churc! Doctor James is president of th g e n e r a l synod of Reforme churches and will meet here wit the ministerial group. The Ladle Aid will serve dinner and refresh ments. Ackley Woman to Mark 94th Birthday Jan. 9 Ackley -- Mrs. W i l l e l m i n Schultz, mentally alert and in ex cellent health, will observe th 94th anniversary of her birt Tuesday at the home of her so Herman in.whose home she re sides. . Born in Germany, she and he husband and their family came t America more than 50 years ag and settled near Ackley. Mr Schultz died in November, 1927. She has 7 children, Herman William and Ferdinand, Acklej Otto, Alden, Minn.; Gus, Maso City; Mrs. Harry Bissell, Eagl Grove, and Mrs. C. Fred Meye Cedar Rapids; also 16 grandchi dren and y 6 great grandchildren. 307 Licensed to Wed, 13 Divorced Last Year New Hampton -- Chickasa county had a total of 13 divorce during 1944, while 307 marriag licenses were issued by l)onald \ Barnett, clerk of the district cou: Divorces have ranged from 10 14 over a 10 year period. RMJO dofl't be angry at uÂ» if you can't afoay* get Smith Bros. Cough Drops. Blame it on the Asia. After Victory there will again be plenty at Smith Bros.... soothing, delicious. Black or Menthol, Si, WRECK VICTIM BURIED-Funeral services were held at Kensett Saturday for Pvt. Glen E. Youmans, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Youmans, who lost his life in a train wreck at Basley. Utah, Dec. 31, as he was returning to camp after spending a furlough; with home folks at KÂ«nsett. Besides his parents he leaves a sister, Mamie, and a brother, HarÂ» ley, both at home. Meetings Of North Iowa Organizations DUMONT WOMAN DIES SUDDENLY Mrs. Vern Ahrens Was Active in Civic Life Dumont--Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Salem Evangelical church for Mrs. Vern Ahrens, 41, who died Friday night. She had been ill since Oct. 3 and was taken to a hospital at Mason City Oct. 5, where she submitted to an operation for ruptured appendix and was brought to her home west of town Thursday evening. The Rev. W. D. Winter, pastor of the Salem Evangelical church, will officiate. Marguerite C. Harrison, daughter of Charles I. and Adda Louise Harrison, was born at Unionville, June IB, 1901. On Sept. 4, 1924, she was married to Vern R. Ahrens at Oskaloosa. She was a member of the Salem Evangelical church, American Legion Auxiliary and was superintendent of the children's division of the Salem Evangelical Sunday school. She taught school 5 years before her marriage and 1 year after marriage. Surviving are the husband, 2 daughters and 1 son, Barbara Louise, Bonnie J e a n , and Robert Vern, all at h o m e ; a brother, Frank N, Harrison, in service in the southwest Pacific area. RUDD--The United Service Women will meet Friday in the home of Mrs. Esther Cords. SEXTON--The Sexton U.. S. W. will meet at the home of Mrs. Martin Mimback Tuesday afternoon. RUDB--The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Wednesday with Mrs. I. O. Bartz. POPEJOY--Mrs. A. O. Benson will be hostess at an all-day meeting of the Oakland Friendly club Tuesday. GARNER---The Garner Men's Contract Bridge club was to hold its^, initial session for 1945 at the Legion hall in Garner '. Monday evening. NORA SPRINGS^The Priscilla club will meet Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Ina Rader. NORA SPRINGS--A meeting of the Royal Neighbor lodge will be held Tuesday evening at the Cleon Parrigin home with Mrs. M a r y Vrchbta as assisting hostess. ALTA VISTA--The Alta Vista Garden club was to meet -at the home/of Mrs.^C.- Boshoim Monday 'evening. ?-"---:':; =; Â· v.-*---"~ Â·-,Â·'Â·-.Â·;Â·.Â· NORA SPRINGS-^The Women's Christian Temperance Union will meet at the home of Mrs. A. C. Snow Thursday. The subject will be "Federal Legislation as to.Bev- erage Alcohol." NORA SPRINGS--The O. E. S. will hold a stated meeting Tuesday evening at 7:30. There will be installation of officers and a committee will serve refreshments. ROCKWELL--The Sacred Heart Guild will meet Tuesday at the Academy hall. A pot luck dinner and election of officers. DUMONT--Mrs. J. R. Britcher will be in charge of the open installation of the Bristow chapter of the O. E. S. at Bristow Tuesday evening. GENEVA--The United Service Women will hold their meeting in the home economics room in the school house Tuesday afternoon. ROCK FALLS--Mr. and Mrs. John Gorkowski will entertain the Friendly Families Circle at the hall Wednesday evening for pot luck supper at 7:30 p. m. DISCHARGED -- Pfc. Francis Pearson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pearson of Klemme, who has been stationed at the Bushnell General hospital at Brigham City, Utah, has received an honorable discharge from the army. He and his wife have returned home and will assist his father in farming. MOVES UP--Mrs. Clara Ban of Klemme received word that her son, Allan Barz, was advanced to corporal and is now at Boca Raton Field, Fla., where he Is engaged in a specialized course in radio for high altitude bombing. He has been in the service since March 10, 1944. TEMPERATURE IN '44 IS WARMER Records Show Average Above 50 Year Totals Iowa Falls--The average temperature for 1944 in the Iowa Falls vicinity was 47.5 degrees, which is 1 J ,4 degrees above the 50-year average. January and February were warmer than usual, a n d brought up the average for the year. The temperature range was 118 degrees; the coldest day (was Dec. 26 with a low of 22 degrees below zero. The hottest day was Aug. 10 when the mercury reached 96 degrees. Total precipitation for the year was 34.24 inches, and was poorly distributed as 17 inches fell in April, May, and June making seeding and planting difficult. Snowfall amounted to 28.6 inches and HERE and THERE V-MailYule Cards Needed Iowa City -- Contribute V-mail Christmas cards and help to form an interesting chapter in the story of lowans in World War II, urges the State historical society at the University oÂ£ Iowa. This request is made by officials who point out that because of the unique nature of the cards, they would be valuable in the collection, of historical data being compiled by the society. "Thousands of service men and women have spent Christmas at widely scattered outposts on the battle fronts. Many of the service personnel's greetings come from such distant lands as China, India, Iran, Italy, Sicily, Corsica, France, Belgium, Holland, Australia, New Guinea, Germany, and Leyte," society officials declared. Families and friends of lowans at the front are asked to send such cards as they do not care to keep; Cards, should be _seirt to State" Historical ; Society, Â· Iowa City.. " '. - . Four Courses Given on Air Iowa City--Four University oE Iowa courses now are being broadcast from the classrooms by station WSUI during the second semester, it was announced Friday by station officials. They are "Greek Drama," Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9 a. m. by Prof. Dorrance White; "American Novels" Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 a m. by Prof. B. V. Crawford; and "Recent and Contemporary Music," Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 2:10 p. m. by Prof, Philip Clapp. "Little-known Religious Groups" is the course by Doctor Marcus Bach being broadcast each Tuesday at 11 a. m. Hutchins -- Roy Smith and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Smith, left the first of the week on a trip to Mission, Tex., where :he elder Mr. Smith has land interest's. Roy plans to return shortly but his parents will remain for an indefinite time. Nora Springs -- S/Sgt. Luther Severson of Riceville visited here with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ervay, also at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Milford Severson. Rockwell--Mrs. A. L. Ingraham moved Wednesday from her farm east of town to the Thomas house recently vacated by George Jackson. Hatching-- Mrs. James Durnin visited her friend, Mrs. Helen Larson, of Britt. Nora Springs--Information from marine corps headquarters to Floyd Thompson of R i c e v i l l e states that Cpl. Warren D. Thompson has been wounded and will be sent back to the United States as soon as possible. Leland--H. O. Haagenson, local mail carrier, left for Glendale, Cal., where he will spend 2 weeks visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Halvor Haagenson, and a brother, Woodrow, who is home on a furlough, --from - the/ war - zone Â· in Europe, i . : ' : ' . ' Garner--The Avery township nutrition meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. V. A. Cook Wednesday. Le Roy, Minn.-- G. Lomen of Cedar Falls has taken charge of the drug store while R. C. Larrabee is sick. Clarion -- Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Perry received word that their son, S/Sgt. Robert S. Perry, has the only blizzard of the year was on March 7. There were 100 clear days, 105 partly-cloudy, and 161 cloudy days. December was the coldest month of the year, and heavy feeding oÂ£ livestock was required. A mea- sureable amount of rain fell on 121 days, but in spite of jnuch adverse weather crops were fair to good. By pooling work and machinery farmers were able to harvest their crops with little loss. The annual report was prepared by Mrs. C. H. Gilbert as C. H. Gilbert, veteran weather observer, has been a patient in Ellsworth Municipal hospital since Dec. 25. Board Names Justice in West Point Vacancy Allison--Howard Wehrhan of Allison was appointed by the board of supervisors of Butler county as justice of the peace for West Point township to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of W. P. Miller. received the air medal, the presidential citation and 3 oak leaf clusters, Sgt. Perry has completed 25 missions over Germany and is with the 8th air force based in I England. Bode--Mr. and Mrs. Earl Berge and baby daughter left for their home in Decatur, Ala., after a 2 weeks' visit at the home of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Berge. ' Ackley--Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sicard had word that Lt. Paul Kurth and wife are the parents of a daughter born Jan. 5 at Norman, Okla. Goldfield--John Siemens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert J. Siemens, has enrolled as a veterinary student at Iowa State college, Ames. Marble Rock -- Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Fowler have moved from Marble Rock. Mrs. Fowler resigned her position as 1st and 2nd grade teacher. Hutchins -- Miss Shirley Ann Doughan spent her holiday vacation with her sister, Mrs. Raymond Nelson, at Mason City. Forest City--The officers of the Rebekahs and I. O. O. F. were installed at public ceremony by Jerry Moen of Lake Mills and Clara Wheeler of Forest City and their staffs.'/; ' , . , Nora Springs--Capt. and Mrs. C. D. Moody of Louisville, Ky., are spending Capt. Moody's leave at their home in Nora Springs. Mrs. Moody's mother, Mrs. Miller, arrived Sunday from Fairmont, Minn., and visited with them. Marble Rock -- Andy Preston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Preston, underwent an appendectomy at the Cedar Valley hospital an Charles City. Author to Aid Young Writers Iowa City--Robert Penn Warren, novelist -and poet now connected with the Library of Congress in Washington, D. C., will be the first of a series of visitors to aid the Writers Workshop at the University .of Iowa. He will be here between Jan. 8 and 12, meeting with classes and engaging in personal consultations with student writers under sponsorship of the school of letters Warren at Vanderbilt and Louisiana State universities was one of a brilliant group of writers. He has written 2 novels, a book of poems, short stories, and 2 textbooks on fiction and poetry He has taught at the University of Iowa during summer session, at the University oÂ£ Minnesota, and now is a consultant in American literature in the Library of Congress. Other writers who will aid the Workshop during the 2nd' semester include John T. Frederick Ruth Suckow, and Wallace Stegner. BOY LEAVES HOSPITAL Thornton--Ardell K a d u c e , 9 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kaduce, was dismissed-from the Mercy hospital, Mason City, Friday where he had undergone an operation for a ruptured spleen. The boy had been injured several weeks ago in a sleighing accident when he was unavoidably hit by a car while sliding over the highway at the west edge of town. At first it was thought the injuries were of a minor nature, but the internal injury developed necessitating surgery. CREDIT UNION MEETS Rockwell--The annual meeting of the Rockwell Community Credit Union will be held in the I. O. O. F. hall in Rockwell Tuesday evening. There will be election of officers. Clarksville Gunner Flies in Famed Unit With Forces in Italy Fifteenth AAF in Italy -- Sgt. 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