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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 16

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, April 10, 1936
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SIXTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 10 1936 HASKIN, 100, GARNER'S LAST CIVIL WAR VETERAN, DIES WAS ILL ONLY A SHORT TIME Funeral for Pioneer to B Held Saturday; Legion to Have Charge. GARNER--Edward J. Haskin 100, Garner's last Civil war veter an, died Thursday night at 10:40 o'clock. He had been ill less than a week. He had been remarkably active until recently. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Methodist church the Rev. T. Ernest Hoon officiating Gilford Olson, post No. 256, American Legion, will be in charge. Mr. Haskin, who was widely known, celebrated his one hundredth birthday last Nov. 18 at a gathering at which many from Mason City attended. His keen sense of humor was commented on at that time, when he said, "The first 100 years are the hardest. You do not learn until near that mark." Once Mr. Haskin said that he attributed his good hehalth, despite his advanced years, to moderate liv- " ing. He never smoked tobacco, tasted liquor or drank coffee. He ate five light meals daily. He was an ardent democrat and said that the only republican he ever voted for in the presidential race was Lincoln. Born in Vermont. Born in Middle Springs, Rutland county, Vt., Nov. 16, 1835, he enlisted in the Twenty-second regiment, state of New York, April 1 1861, and served three years and three months in the army of the Potomac. Re-enlisting in September 1864, in the Forty-fourth regiment Wisconsin volunteers, he fought in the battles of Bull Run, Five Forks and Nashville, Tenn. When he was discharged he spent his nappies July 4 for he had carried a gun four years and three months. Oxen Plunged Into River. With his wife and small children he started for Iowa from Muscoda Wis., in August, 1870, in a covered wagon drawn by oxen, traveling as far west as Woodman, Wis. He was driving close to the banks of the Wisconsin river when the oxen bolted and plunged into the river with his wife. They managed to get the children out and the wagonbox went on down stream in a torrent. The oxen swam ashore with the front wheels of the wagon which was made into a two wheeled cart in which they .came to Clear Lake, settling on a farm 2 miles north. Worked on Pioneer Mill. Later, moving to Clear Lake, he worked for the Woodford Wheeler Lumber company for which he received 10 cents an hour, sometimes working 18 hours a day. Flour was then 90 cents a sack. He drove the first nail in the old grist mill at Outlet park. He hauled logs, which were made into slabs, from the timber near the lake to build his first house. The sawmill and grist mill were combined. In 1892 he moved to a farm 6 miles southeast of Garner; retiring, he moved to town. Surviving are. three sons, Myron of Garner, Artel of Waterloo and Ed of Cherokee, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. 160 at Clarion Hear Talks by Mattery and Miles; Legion Is Host CLARION--The local American Legion post was host to the business and professional men of Clarion Wednesday night. R. E. Cook, commander, welcomed the guests, and the program was opened by community singing, led by C. E. Payne and Wendell Wilson at the piano. Speakers of the evening were Frank Miles, editor of the Iowa Legionaire, who stressed the ideals of the American Legion, and J. R. Hattery, chief of the state highway patrol, who talked on safety measures, and made a plea for co-operation. He told of the great need for the driving public to become safety- conscious. Concluding the program, Joe Gundersan of Eagle Grove spoke on the accomplishments of the Clarion post, which is the third largest in the third district. A lunch was served to the 160 guests present. Following the Legion meeting, Mr. Hattery met in the courthouse with a group of men from various points in Wright county to launch a Wright county safety council. :-: HERE AND THERE:-: Miscellaneous Items From 125 Globe-Gazette Correspondents in North Iowa and Minnesota Mrs. Beckman, Corwith, Severely Burned From Explosion, Critical CORWITH -- The condition of Mrs. A. S. Beckman, who received severe bums in a gasoline explosion at her home in Corwith Wednesday, remains critical. Her daughter, Donna, was much less severely burned and her condition is satisfactory. They are both confined in the Kossuth county hospital at Algona. It was first thought the explosion was caused from friction from cleaning clothes in gasoline, but it was later learned that there were live coals in a laundry stove in the shed where the gasoline was being used and it is possible there was heat enough there to have caused Ignition. Mrs. Bcckman's son, Paul, who is an instructor in the Waterloo schools, came Wednesday and another son, Ralph, who is with the United States army air corps at San Antonio, ex., is expected to arrive Saturday by airplane. Kenneth, the youngest of her four children, is a senior in the Corwith high school. Cases of Illness Reported ACKLEY -- Dr. and Mrs. R. L Probasco were called to Manhattan Kans., Tuesday by word of the illness of the elder son, Lawrence, who is in a hospital ill with influenza Fred Ukro, Sr., S2, is critically ill at home since early Wednesday when he suffered-a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Mina Rein'.te, 86, continues very ill at her home suffering from the"shock to her body when she fell a few weeks ago and badly injured her left arm. On Way to Tipton. ,FATJLKNER -- Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner of Mason City were visitors Wednesday night at the home of his mother, Mrs. Sarah Wagner. They were enroute to Tipton where they will spend the summer. Grafton School Closes. GRAFTON .-- School was closed Thursday for Easter. The teachers went to the following places: Doraine Pinta to Manly, Martha Kroll and Marjorie Conrardy went to Miss Kroll's home in Aurelia and Miss Grimm to visit in Emmetsburg. Will Live in Glenville. GLENVILLE, Minn.--Mrs. Martha Moore, Northwood, is moving to Glenville to live with Mr. and Mrs. Will Young. Mr. Toung is her brother. Visitor From Window. L A T I M E R _ Ruth Johnson ;eacher at Windorn, Minn., is visit- ng her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. C Johnson. Many Home for Easter. FOREST CITY--Among those to spend Easter in Forest City an Miss Wilhelmine Grimm of · Iowa City with her sister, Mrs. T. J. Irish Nels Branstad. student at state uni. versity, at the E. N. Branstad home; Miss Jane Gjellefald, studen at Ames, at O. N. Gjellefald home Miss Evelyn Husby of Hardy, Miss Dorothy Husby of Ames at T. E Husby home; Miss Lorraine Peterson of Augustana college at Dr. A J. Peterson home. Home From Iowa TJ. RAKE--Martin Nesheim, student at the university at Iowa City, is ·spending the Easter holidays at the jarental A. K. Nesheim home. Return From Rochester. GRAFTON--Miss Berniece Rap- .ath who had been attending school at the St. Mary's Nurses Home in Rochester, Minn., returned home. Sells 29 Tractors. RAKE--S. C, Jensvold, local lealer. sold 29 tractors since March , 1936. Home From St. Paul. GRAFTON--Mr. and Mrs. Harry Christians, F. Nack and Mrs. W. Vagner returned home from St. aul, Minn., Thnresday where the}' ttended the funeral of Mr. Chrisan's grandmother. Entertain at Card Party. ROCK FALLS--Mr. and Mrs. D. . Gildner entertained at a card arty at their home. High prizes ·ere won by Mrs. Edward O'Donell and Carl Hansen. In Davenport on Business. LATIMER--Clifford Hicks was a" usiness caller at Davenport. Home From California. FOREST CITY--Carrie and Will randsen arrived home from Wil- jwbrook, Cal., where they spent he winter. They also attended the an Diego exposition. Home From Coe. CRESCO--Robert Miles, student f Coe college, Cedar Rapids, is )ending his spring vacation at his arents' home west of town. Home From Lakefield. GLENVTLLE, Minn.--Miss Gladys ender, who is teaching school in Lakefield, Minn., is spending her Easter vacation in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Bender. Board Increase Discussed. KANAWHA--The Kanawha Woman's club met Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Kath'erine Guderian. Etta Stewart had charge of a discussion on enlarging the public library board to include members of other organizations of the town. A short story was given by Mrs. Helena Johnson and a book review "Spring Came on Forever" was by Mrs. Gladys Rober. Visitor From Minneapolis. LAKE MILLS -- Miss Eleanor Bendickson of Minneapolis is visit-- ing her grandparents., Mr. and Mrs. Knut Talle this week, berg, credit manager; A. J. Laughlin. head of the service department' at Meson City; H. M. King, H. A. Tomm and Glen Quel, all of Mason City. The entire force of the Casey- Chatman company here attended. Parties Ara Planned. SWEA CITY--A young- married couples' party will be he'ld at the Baptist guild hall Monday night. The seinor members will hold an annual party Tuesday night at the guild hall. Honored at Shower. F E R T I L E -- A miscellaneous shower was -given Mrs. Evelyn Luker in the dining room of the Christian church. Lunch was served to about 75. Mrs. Luker was formerly Miss Evelyn Humphrey. Leaves for Eldora. LEDYARD--August Gelhaus left Thursday for Eldora, where he was called to be at the bedside of his aged brother, William, who underwent an operation at the hospital there. Ill Several Works. THOMPSON--Robert Hardin of Iowa City and sister, Dorothy Hardin, of Clear Lake came Thursday to spend their vacation with their mother, Mrs. Ruth Hardin, and Aunt, Miss Frances Clark. Mrs. Hardin has been ill at her home here for several weeks. Seel?s Two Posts. Taking his example from youthful Senator Rush Holt, John Woodbridjire Bosworth, 28 year old student of Elkins. W. Va., has entered the fray with the announcement that he would oppose Senator JI. M. Neely for the democratic nomination. Bosworth, whose family long has been allied politically with that of Senator Holt's, has filed his candidacy for nomination to both the United States senate and the West Virginia house of delegates. Condition Reported Critical. RUDD--Mrs. John Steffler, who has spent the winter in Mason City at the home of her daughter, Mrs George Wendt, has gone to Marshalltown to have her eyes treated She has cataracts on both eyes. Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Cheney and Eugene of Rudd were called there Thursday morning because of the critical condition of Mrs. Steffler. Visitor From Austin. CALMAR--Miss Helen Hofstetter of Austin, Minn., is spending a few days visiting Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Neusil and family. Present From 2 Counties. OSAGE--About 50 from the sales and service department of the International Harvester company in Mitchell and Howard counties met at the Cleveland hotel here Wednesday evening at dinner. Several officials from the company were on the program, including M. C. Lawson, branch manager; 0. A. Stage- Illness After Fall Is Fatal to Mrs. Reinke, 86, Ackley Resident ACKLBY--Mrs. Mina Reinke, 86. died at her home early Thursday fol- owing a few weeks' illness, due to a fall. Mrs. Reinke, nee Mina Weher, was born Sept. 25, 1849. in Lippe- Detmold, Germany, and when 5 months old came to America with ler parents, settling near Freeport, III., where she grew to womanhood. After the family moved to a farm near Ackley. she was married to Charles Reinke in 1866, who died in 1918. Of the nine children horn to hem four survive, Mrs. Fred Kuppinger, Pasadena, Cal.; Mrs. Johan- la Schultze, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. E. M. Breniman and Miss Lydia Reinke of Ackley. There are also two grandsons, aul Reinke and Marvin Kuppinger, and two greatgrandchildren and one ister, Mrs. Reka Herman of Long Beach, Cal. "rev of Eagle Grove Director of Farmers' National Grain Group EAGLE GROVE--Martin K. Frey Eagle Grove was elected to suc- ed M. L. Henderson as a director the Farmers National Grain cor- oration at a meeting held in Chi:ago. Mr. Henderson died suddenly Feb. 1 at his home at Randal). Mr. 'rey is vice president of the Iowa Co-Operative Grain corporation for he state of Iowa and is at present he acting president of that corporation on account of the illness of 5. G. Dunn, the president, at his lome in Mason City. district Rebekahs to Hold Decorah Session DECORAH--The northeast Iowa district of the Oneota Rebekah odge will be held in Decorah Monday in the Elks home. Registration viil tnke place in the early afternoon followed by an afternoon program, dinner and an evening session. Esther Leming of Des Moines. president of the state Rebekah assembly, will speak. Six lodges corn- irise this district. Monona. Rosse. Postville, Cresco, Waukon and Decorah. Sirs. Thompson I'resident. FOREST CIT5T -- The Woman's club elected the following officers; President, Sirs. B. J. Thompson; vice president. Mrs. J. L. Rendahl: secretary, Mrs. Jay C. Donahue; treasurer, Mrs. Junior Otis, and corresponding secretary, Mrs. Thorwald Thorson. Birthday Is Celebrated. ROCK FALLS--Mrs. Henry Hansen entertained at a party at her home west of town in observance of Mr. Hansen's birthday anniversary. Luther Band to J'lay. LAKE MILLS--The Icca'l Chamber of 'Commerce is sponsoring- a concert 'by the Luther college band, which will be given at the high school auditorium April 17. Visitor in Des Moines. LAKE MILLS--Miss Elaine Thoe, chief operator of the local telephone company, is visiting her sister, Lillian, who is employed at Des Moines. 1st Meeting Since Christmas. WHEELERWOOD -- The Busy Bee club met Wednesday with Mrs. Henry Edgington. This is the first meeting since Christmas. Special guests were Mrs. George Claude of Wisconsin and Mrs. Fromm and Mrs. Schreckengost 'of Mason City. The May meeting is to be with Mrs. Marvin Edgington Will Return to California. RAKE--Miss Elisa Gray and Mrs. Ethyl Healy, who spent the winter in Jamestown, N. Dak., arrived at the Joe Larson home Wednesday to visit for a week or 10 days before returning to their home at Los Angeles, Cal. Wright Puts Bounties on Crows, Groundhogs and Foxes; Pay Listed CLARION--The Wright county board of supervisors, in an effort to rid farmers in the county of crows, groundhogs and' foxes, three nuisances which are becoming greater each year, placed a bounty on them. They have offered to pay 10 cents for each crow, 25 cents for each groundhog, 50 cents for each fox cub, and $1 for each adult fox. Dale Brand to Enter Fort Dodge Mat Test After One Withdrawal FORT DODGE, OP)--Dale Brand of Fort Dodge, Cornell college wrestling star, will compete in the United States semifinal Olympic trials here this week-end. Coach Dick Barker of Cornell college entered Brand Friday after he had withdrawn the entry earlier in the week. It is believed Brand will compete in the 123-pound division. He is already qualified in the 134-pound class of the tournament by virtue of his runnerup honors in the National Collegiate tournament. Bob Larson of Iowa university. Big Ten champion in the 134-pound class, is another Fort Dodge entry. The Shanghai Aviation association of China plans to buy nine airplanes. TRIES TO KILL SELF IN BARN Bard, Traveling Salesman, Found Wounded South of Cresco. CRESCO--After a fruitless attempt to take his own life, A. E. Bard, 48, traveling salesman of Waterloo, is in Mercy hospital, Cresco. recovering f r o m self inflicted wounds. Sheriff A. T. Pederson said they were caused by slashing his own throat with a small pocket knife in a barn on the Joseph Hubka farm 8 miles south of Cresco Wednesday, April 8. Bard had been in Cresco, left his car and walked south fo the Hubka home in New Oregon township where he stopped and asked for a drink of water. He then requested the privilege of going to the barn to lie down and rest. Some time later he was found with his throat severely lacerated. Sheriff Pederson of Cresco was called and brought him to the hospital for immediate first aid. It required several stitches by Dr. W. A. Bockhoven to close the wound. Sheriff Pederson has had two men closely watching the injured man to not allow him to become violent when coming out of the anesthetic. Mrs. Bard was sent for and is with her husband to remain until he is able to return to Waterloo. The Bassett Farmer Falls 27 Feet; Injuries Are Not Believed Serious NEW HAMPTON -- George Larson, 46, Bassett. laborer, fell 27 feet from a railroad overpass 13 miles west of New Hampton Thursday. The injuries were reported not to be serious but X-ray pictures were taken Friday. Charles E. Petty of Council Bluffs Will Run Against Wearin COUNCIL BLUFFS. (JPt--Charles E. Petty, prominent local democrat Thursday announced that he will oppose Congressman Otha D. Wearin for renomination in the seventh district. He is supporting President Roosevelt and advocating an advanced new deal' platform. Petty entered the race four years ago but withdrew before the primary election was held. He is the father of Emery S. Petty, county democratic chairman and fifth district WPA director. P. T. A. to Hear Keeney. SWEA CITY -- Dr. George H. Keeney of Mallard will address the P. T. A. Monday night. Music will be furnished by the school band and glee clubs. cause of his act is attributed to a nervous breakdown resulting from over work. PLAN RITES FOR MOTHER OF 1.4 Mrs. Sedwick of Hayfield to Be Buried Sunday at Britt. HAYFIELD -- The funeral of Mrs. George Sedwick of Hayfield, who died at a hospital at Mason City late Wednesday night, will be held at the Boughton funeral home at Britt Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. H. O. Ward, pastor of the local Methodist church, in charge. She was born at Chicago, Sept. 13, 1893. the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. John Gimson. She was married to George Sedwick Feb. 13, 1911. Most of their life was spent in farming. They came to Hancock county five years ago, residing near Britt and six months ago came to this locality. Three sons and eleven daughters were born to this union, all of whom survive, 12 of them living at home. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery at Britt. Yepsen Named Marshal. KANAWHA -- The town council appointed Lewis Yepsen, former night watchman, as town marshal to succeed Jack McCorkle, who died last week from a heart attack. Ed Trainor was appointed as the new night watchman. GASOLINE CHEMIST POLYMERIZATION PACKS MORE VALU6 INTO EVERY 6ALIOW OF GASOLINE BY ADDING EXTRA i/\ ENERGY OMITS / t (B.T.U.'s.) PROFESSOR OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING MOTOR DESIGNER THE SCIENTIFIC POLYMERIZATION PROCESS ISTOEGREATHT IMPROVEMENT IN MOTOR FUEL MANUFACTURE SINCE THE INTRODUCTION Of BRACKING" POLY GAS IS REALLY A 1937 MODEL MOTOR FUEI 6R£AT FOR INCREASED POWER OUTPUT EDITOR OF PETROLEUM MAGAZINE BECAUSE IT PRODUCES A WEW- TYPE GASOLINE WITH SUPERIOR. OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS, POLYMERIZATION IS A GREAT STEP FORWARD USER OF PHILLIPS 66 POLY GAS MV MOTOR RUNS BETTER, AMD I GET I TO 3 MORE MILES PER6ALLOM SINCE I SWITCHED TO PHILLIPS 66 POLY GAS Our Very Best Quality Forget technicalities! 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