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

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, April 24, 1936
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SIXTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 24 1936 DEDICATION OF NEW GRAFTON CHURCH TO BE HELD SUNDAY TWO DISTRICT HEADS TO TALK Architectural Beauty and Serviceable Qualities Are Combined. GRAFTON -- Extensive preparations are being- made for the dedication of the new Immanuel Lu" theran church Sunday. The church, which has been favorably commented on by many North lowans, is one of the finest in the state. The congregation has extended an invitation to those interested to attend. Prominent ministers who will attend the dedication are the Rev. Jo- · hannes Lenmann of Beatrice, Nebr.. president of the central district of the American; the Rev. E. A. Welke of St. Paul, president of the Minnesota district of the American Lutheran church; the Rev. John Gemaehlich of Russell, Kans., and others. The organist for the German services will be C. Paulus, who has been the organist for 30 years. He .will play for the services in the old church Sunday morning. Herbert Landdeck, who is attending school at Dubuque, will be at the console of the new organ for all the ser- .vices held in the new church. Carving by Alois tang. The church is of a clear story type, Gothic architecture. The building is built of three distinct different colors, gray, pink and tan, of Kesota stone, trimmed with Bed' ford. The length of the church is 110 feet. The width of it is 50 feet. The furnishings of the church are made 'to harmonize. Pews, altar, ' pulpit and electern are made by the American Seating company. Special rerodos in connection with the altar presents the Holy Supper in carving by Alois Lang of Oberammergau, considered the finest wood . carver in the world today. It is the second of this size that was carved by Alois Lang in America. The oth. er one is located in Texas. The organ is valued at 53,500. It is a two manual organ with pedals manufactured by the Reuther organ company, Lawrence Kans. Sen-ice Schedule Announced. Farewell services will be held at 9 o'clock in the old church. The sermon will be by the Rev. J. Gemaehlich of Russell, Kans., with C W. Paulus at the organ. Dedication services will be held at 10 o'clock, beginning with the opening of the church doors. After the dedication, liturgy, the Rev. Johannes Lenmann of Beatrice, Kans. will 'give the dedicatory sermon Special, .music, has .been arranged. ·"Service^ will be conducted again at 2 : o'clock in the afternoon. The Rev. : E. A. Welke of St. Paul will be the speaker. Greetings extended by neighboring congregations will be read. Work on the church, which was completed in January, 1936, was started in June, 1935. The cost of the structure is approximately ?60,000. During the winter, services were held in the basement of the new church, awaiting the arrival of the new pews. Family Served 41 Years. The pastor, the Rev. Carl Landdeck, succeeded his father. Notable is the fact that the Landdeck family has served the Immanuel church 41 years. The Rev. John Landdeck the father, was given a call in 1895. Between 1868 and 1SSO, pioneers migrated to this section from Wis consin and purchased land at from $3 to $10 an acre. These pioneers who were industrious in their work and made wise investments, formed the beginnings of the congrega tion. In 18TO, the first missionary Gasz, came here. Next was Gyr in 1871, from St. Ansgar, who organ ized the congregation at Rock Creek. In-1873, the Rev. Mr. Zeilmger one of the greatest missionaries of this locality, conducted church services in the Gardner schoolhouse 2 miles south of Grafton. Between 1877 and 1879, the Rev. C. Eckhoff served as pastor of the congregation south of town. In 1S80, the Rev. Mr. Bucka came to this fielc and located between Grafton and Carpenter but remained only a short time. The following students Herman, Blasberg and Graff, as sisted the Rev. Mr. Zeilinger in tak ing care of the mission. Buehrer First Pastor. In 1883 was the actual beginning of the present congregation. The Rev. M. Buehrer was called to the field as the first pastor. He Hvec one mile northeast of town, and conducted the services in the school house. Because of insufficient room in the schoolhouse, a church war built In 1888. H. Trettin built th church, which had the dimensions o 60 feet by 32 feet. The tools usec in that day by the grandfather. Her man Trettin, were used by th grandson, Earl Miller, in the build ing of a new church. They began the building in Maj and finished it in September. In 1890, the Rev. O. Nitardy was calle as pastor. During his pastorate many improvements were made. On March 2, 1893. the Rev. C. Ide wa called as the pastor. Because of ill ness, he retired. Progressed Rapidly. In 1895, the Rev. John Landdecl was called, and during his pastor ate, the congregation progresse rapidly; in 1900, the old church was enlarged; in 1905, a new parsonag was built. In 1917, the Rev. John Landdec became ill, and his son, the Re\ Carl Landdeck was called to be hi vicar. In 1923, the Rev. J. Landdec suffered a stroke, and in Januarj 1924, the Rev. C. Landdeck wa Church Is Completed BROOKHART WELL INTO CAMPAIGN This is a view of the new Immanuel Lutheran church at Grafton, which will be dedicated Sunday. (Photo by Kussell Studio) hosen to be pastor of his congre-, ;ation, remaining so to the present ime. Because of insufficient room in he old church for a congregation of 500 or more, a new church was ilanned. The present spacious edi- ice is the result of this planning. Officers of the church are: Pas:or; Carl Landdeck; deacons, Otto Buechele, Ernest Artzberger; secretary, Alfred Schmidt; treasurer, Al- ·in Kuehn; trustees, George Gillerman, Emil Glassel, Richard Bartz; organist, Esther Landdeck. Serving on the building commit- :ee are Edmund Schmidt, chairman; Charles Christian, William Nack, William Hackbart and Oscar Schaub. Ladies Aid officers are: Mrs. Harry Christian, president; Mrs. Alvin Buechele, vice president; Mrs. Emil Buechele, secretary; Mrs. Alfred Bues'ewitz, treasurer. Sunday school officers are: Mrs. Alvin Buechele, superintendent; Miss Elsbeth Hackbart, vice superintendent; ' Miss Lola Ueker, secretary; Miss Bertha Hackbart, treasurer; Miss Ruby Borchert, librarian. Officers of the Luther league are: Miss Esther Landdeck, president; George Jorgensen, vice president; Miss Marcella Trettin, secretary, and Erwin Hackbart, treasurer. Recalls His Speech There 12 Years Ago in Talk at . Emmetsburg. EMMETSBURG, 1^)--Smith W. Brookhart was well into his sixth senatorial primary campaign Friday, following an address here Thursday night in which he attacked the administration's "experimental economics.'.' He recalled his speech here 12 years ago in which he pointed with alarm to the economic and political outlook of the country, and,declared "it was the unvarnished truth." Declaring that the speech "cost me my senate seat," Brookhart said a prominent Iowa political leader told him a few days ago "you were just 10 years ahead of the time. We caught up with the speech two years ago." "Since my critics have caught up for 10 years," Brookhart said, "my job is relatively easy today and I need only bring it to date over a two year period." Advocating a system of "co-operative economics," Brookhart termed President Roosevelt's recent Baltimore speech on unemployment "experimental economics," and asked "why should we follow these radical, uncertain and vacillating systems?'' Dr. S. S. Westly Enters Race for State Senate DR. S. S. WESXLY . He described .as the two vital problems of .the day the farm and unemployment problems. Carnival Monday Night. SHEFFIELD--The Sheffield band mothers' club will sponsor a carnival at the Memorial hall Monday evening. Proceeds will be used to send the high school band to the state music contest in Iowa City. Hi Physician at Manly Seeks Democratic Nomination From District. MANLY--As candidate for state senator from the forty-first senatorial district, comprising Winnebago, Worth and Mitchell counties, Dr. S. S. Westly of Manly is the latest entry on the democratic ticket for the June primaries. The incumbent, Leo Elthon of Fertile, as well as Martin Aasgaard of Lake Mills have filed for the same office on the republican ticket. Dr. Westly, who is a native of Norway, has been a resident of Iowa for 33 years and a practicing physician in Manly for 26 years. Besides his extensive general practice here, he is also surgeon for the Rock Island and the Chicago Great Western railroads. He has never held or sought political office. He is past president of the Mason City' Mercy hospital staff, Worth County Medical society and Lions club. He has served many terms as member of the town council and was instrumental in-obtaining the new city park. He was a member of the school board which built the present schoolhouse and is now serving his second six year term as member of the Worth county board of education. In 1933 he made an extensive trip abroad, visiting 18 European countries, including soviet Russia, and. made a study of political and social conditions, as well as medical and surgical problems. He is a graduate of Augustana -college where he received the highest honors in his class, and of the State University of Iowa college of medicine where he received his medical education. Born on a farm and being himselE a farm owner as well as a member of the Farm Bureau, he has always taken a keen interest in agriculture and its problems.. His family consists of a wife and two children; a son who is teller at the Manly State bank, and a daughter who is a junior at Carleton college. In his active life he has received sufficient recognition to be listed in the 1929 edition of "Who's Who" in the central states. He expects to conduct an active campaign for election. He has no intention to retire from the practice of his profession, regardless of the- outcome. Rake High School Band Makes First Appearance RAKE--The local P. T. A. met at the school gymnasium Tuesday evening with the following hostesses: Mesdames, M. P. Hanson, Fred Havnen, C. W. Stowe, Iver Okland and ·L. C. Lund. Supt. W. T. Edgren gave a talk on "Aims of an Education." The high school band played several selections, malting the first appearance under the direction of T. K. Nesheim of Frost, the new music instructor. FARM ELEVATOR IN COULTER SOLD $7,550 Paid; New Company Will Be Headed by Borcherding. COULTER--The Farmers elevator in Coulter which has been operating under receivership for the past 4 years, was sold by S. M. Larson the receiver to a group of local farmers at the price of ?7,550, not including the stock. The new company to be incorporated includes 17 local persons and will be known as the Farmers' Grain and Coal company. It will handle a complete line of feeds, grain and coal." . H. F. Borcherding, who has been the manager for the past five years, will be retained under the new company. Officers elected were: President, C. W. Borcherding; vice president, Anton Lambertson; secretary, Carl Kragle. Flower Show to Be Held by Garner Club May 23 GARNER--The regular meeting of the garden department of the Woman's club was held with Mabel Olson in her home. Mrs. G. A. Bemis gave a lesson on care of a lawn,_A flower show with Mrs. W. B. v.-- liams, chairman, will be held May 23 with a candy sale in connection. HERE and THERE Miscellaneous Items From 125 Globe-Gazette Correspondents in North Iowa and Minnesota. Will Live in Kentucky. CALMAR -- Dr. T. P. Rothrock, veterinarian, left for Kentucky where he and his family will make :heir future home. Return From Illinois. MESEE.VEY--Mrs. W. A. Fischer visited relatives in Chapin, HI., this week,. returning- Friday. Juniors Give Play. BUFFALO CENTER--The play, "Here Comes Charlie," was given by the junior class of the Buffalo Center high school Tuesday evening. Clark Is Improving. RICEVILLE -- P. W. Clark has oeen seriously ill with pneumonia but is now much improved. Take Trip to Ozarks. RICEVILLE--A trip was taken by Supervisor and Mrs. Harry Moss to Noel, Mo., and Benton, Ark., in the Ozarks. Visit in Chicago. NORA SPRINGS--Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Potter left Thursday for Chicago where they will visit their son, Ralph, and wife and help them celebrate the first anniversary of their marriage, Friday. Twins Are Dead. MESERVEY--Twin babies were born to Mr. and Mrs. Teddy Dirks Tuesday but lived but a few hours. Will Observe Birthday. RTjDD--Mrs. Etta Davis Henderson, who has resided in Rudd since 1894, will be 75 Saturday, having been born in Darlington, Wis., in 1861. She came" to Iowa in 1867 with her father, mother and sister, now, Mrs. Celeste Bishop of Charles City, where they settled on a farm in Mitchell county. They traveled in a covered wagon. Hostess to Club. LIME SPRINGS -- Mrs. Harry Haven and Mrs. 'J. R. Jones were joint hostesses to the Pivot and Contract bridge clubs at the home of the latter Thursday evening. Keurn From Des Moines. BUFFALO CENTER -- Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Stienmetz and son returned from spending a few days in Des Moines where they visited relatives. Rural Carriers Meet. RICEVILLE-^The Mitchell county rural letter carriers met at -Leo Bathen's. Nearly 40 were present. Leave for Sawyer. NORA SPRINGS--Mrs. Britton, a former resident here, left Wednesday for her home at Sawyer, near Minot, N. Dak., after a visit at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Ole Kliven, on the east Gaylord farm. Honored at Bridge Party. CALMAR--The members of the Book and Thimble club gave a bridge party Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. V. J. Horton in honor of two members, Mrs. Ralph Weselmann and Mrs. Marlin Jameson. Recovering From Operation. MESERVEY--Miss Jennie Wieman is reported to be recovering rapidly from her operation for gall stones at the Mercy hospital, Mason City. Taken to Hospital. CHAPIN -- Mrs. Laura Stevens was taken to the hospital at Hampton where on Wednesday she underwent a' major operation. Return From Fairmont. BUFFALO CENTER -- Mr. and Mrs. George Carman returned from spending a few days with Mrs Carman"'s mother at Fairmont, Minn At Session in Des Moines. RICEvTLLE -- Andrew Maxwell, local insurance man, was in Des Moines attending a convention and school of instruction held there by s company. ' Returns to Spencer. RICEVILLE--Mrs. Bronson, -who lias been visiting her granddaughter, Mrs. H. H. Shoop, returned to her home at Spencer. Mrs. Shoop ·motored to that place with her and then visited at the Anderson home at Lake Mills. Present at Conference. NORA SPRINGS--Those attending the Woman's Foreign Missionary society unit meeting of the Waterloo district conference held at Cedar Falls Wednesday were the Rev. and Mrs. George D. Gaide, Mrs. Charles Dinsmore, Mrs. Will CSesnut, Mrs. Clint Taylor and Mrs. Fred Schmidt, who was on the program, giving a talk on the work with young people. THROWN FROM 1 CAR, DIES Frost Man Fatally Hurt at Bncelyn as Speed Car Strikes Stone. BRICELYN,' Minn.--John Thompson of Frost was thrown from the speed car on which he 'was riding and fatally injured when the car was derailed by a stone on the railroad crossing in Bricelyn, a short distance east of the depot. He was rushed to a physician's office but died about one hour later, Wednesday afternoon, his skull having been badly crushed as he hit a rail. Mr. Thompson was employed as a section hand on the Chicago and North Western and was riding through Bricelyn when the accident occurred. He was 66 years old. He leaves a wife and six children. BELMOND MAN'S RITES ARE HELD Mosiman, 54, Unable to Lie Down 5 Years; Burial . at Corwith. BELMOND--Funeral services for Simon Mosiman, 54, who died at his home in Belmond Wednesday were held at the Fulton funeral home Friday afternoon. Burial was at Corwith, the former home of the Mosimans. Mr. Mosiman had been ill 15 years. The past five years he was unable to lie down, and died in his chair. Cause of death was dropsy and heart disease. The family has lived here for four years, coming here from Algona. Besides his wife, who has been ill for two years, he leaves four sons and three daughters. Several sisters and one brother also survive. The service will be in charge of the Rev. J. S. Hutchings. FREDERICKSBURG -- Mrs. Roy Burcal of Manila, Philippine islands, came Tuesday for an extended visit here at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Speicher.. with Phillips 66 POLY GAS ... Ui This 100% Custom-Tailored Gasoline PROTECTS and PRESERVES ENGINE-PERFORMANCE Changeable April weather can't affect your motor if you use the new Phillips 66 Poly Gas . . . the sensational motor fuel which is enriched with extra energy units by the scientific POLY- inerization process. This is why. Every month, our refineries match and re-match Phillips 66 Poly Gas to the specific climate in each city and town in which it is sold. 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