The Alton Democrat from Alton, Iowa on July 20, 1944 · Page 1
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Alton, Iowa
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Thursday, July 20, 1944
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VOLUME LXffl OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER THE ALTON (la.) DEMOCRAT, THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1944 NUMBER SIXTEEN WELL KNOWN GRANViLLE MAN WE BEYOND : ' * ' - . ; B; |L Bueltel Settled ' ^H^Parm Here In 1895 Bernard (Barney) Bueltel, prominent Granville farmer, passed-'bn- at his home Tuesday, July 18 f. after only a few hours the age of 73 years! 4"'months and 16 days. · · Funeral services will be held Friday morning at St. Joseph's church in Granville with Rev. Dalhoff in charge. He was born Feb. 22, 1871, near Luxemburg, Iowa, and was -married at New Vienna to Elizabeth Bohenenkamp on Feb. 5. 1895. The couple came to the Granville vicinity where they have since lived. Surviving are his wife, nine daughters and three sons, namely: Frances, Regina, Dordula, Emma, at home; Mrs. John Baker in California, Armella, Omaha, Mrs. Vincent Honkamp, Adrian, Mnin.; Sr. M. Lucina, Dubuque, Helen, Omaha, Emil and Alphonse in the Service, Edmond at home;also by one granddaughter and one brother, Joseph of Halbur, Iowa. Trinity Church Has Silver Jubilee The Trinity. Reformed, church ^^^ evening, July-i4tii, at 8 o'clock. The Mortgage Burning ceremony was the highlight of the program. Rev. R. J. Ongna, pastor, gave a brief historical sketch of the church and at its conclusion presented the ^re-. maining living members of the charter consistory. Rev. H. Col- enbrander, pastor of the First Reformed church, gave a brief talk on behalf of the committee of Classis that organized the Trinity church 25 years ago. Rev. J. G. Brower of Chicago addressed the audience and Mrs. J. Van Zomeren also gave a brief talk. The senior choir that sang 25 years ago sang the same number that they sang at the dedication services .of the church on March 18, 1921. A fellowship hour was enjoyed by all following the program. Lunch · was served in conclusion.' Rev. R: J. Ongna preached in the Trinity church Sunday morning but Rev. Brower, former pastor, preached in the evening. Employees Picnic Enjoyable Affair About ; : 125 .people, members of the Silent Sioux factory and office force, their families and friends., were guests at a picnic at'ttie'Alfira City Park Monday evening. The refreshment committee, Mrs. Paul Fiebig, Mrs. Wm. Van Gorp, Mrs. Henry Roghair, Mrs. Andrew Van Pelt and,Mrs. Charles Van Citters were in charge of the picnic supper and all present agreed it was a grand success. Pop and ice cream were provided for the many youngsters there. The sports committee, Cletus Brunsmann, Carl Hentges and Cora Van Citters arranged for a well balanced program which was featured by a ball game between Ralph Gebauer's Brooders and Ollie Van Cittterjs' Heaters. In spite of Gil Bruns- jnann's sensational playing and some questionable umpiring .the Brooders won 23-19; Field events consisted of sack racing, ; foot racing, Indian 'wrest-' · -ling and -as an added attraction Henry Vahde -"-. Weide gave' Pete Kobiker a- few instructions in wrestling. . , The Silent Sioux recreation club is now a permanent organization and more activities are being planned. We are in-deed grateful to Rev. Father Neppel who gave us permission to use the playground and facilities at St. Mary's church. First Impressions Of England By W. 0. Don Kass Warrant Officer Don Kass writes' from England to- his mother, Mrs. Mina Kass, that the trip overseas was 'uneventful and the sea calm all the way. . "Our quarters were somewhat cramped but that made no difference as . we spent most of our time either out on deck or. in the officers' lounge. For entertainment 'there was a different movie every night . . . Played some new games--Pinochle, .cifibbage and chess and Uke:them all, particularly chess. It's "really'"a" very interesting game, contrary to my erstwhile erroneous beliefs. England is a beautiful, green country, full of quaint villages and buildings. The train we rode oh 'was somewhat comical in appearance, but on the whole a lot better than some of our American trains, such as those which run from Alton to Sioux City. . .Service Co. is located in an old castle-like estate. Some of its buildings are dated 1268! But they've fixed them.up to be comfortable with running water, electric lights, etc. The food is plain, but about as good as the food in camps back home. There is very little coffee--we get tea and cocoa mostly 1 Our eggs and milk are not fresh, but are powdered and I don't care much for them. We get butter but no white bread, .only' dark. But I guess we can't, complain. Our 'rationed items are smokes soap, razor blades and ·* weetbL tho rationed ' but it' is now iO it's light enough outdoors yet to read. Sure seems funny to us. There's a little pond right across the road from the Estate and. there's a swan living over there. He's king too, believe me. Sort of tickles me--if anybody goes within fifty feet of him the old boy takes right out after them. He's a beautiful creature, even though he seems to be cruel and arrogant. So far, all I've done for entertainment is play soft ball during the evening hours, writing letters or cleaning up my equipment, also helping Lt. Miller censor the company's mail, which is quite a tedious job- Will try and tell you a little Alton Wins Second Game vs. Granville By Only 1 Point The Alton Softball team scored their second victory over Granville last Sunday on the Granville diamond, 14-13, to remain undefeated for the summer. The locals won their first game with the Granville team by a one point margin also. Both teams committed numerous errors, the Altonites muffing eight, and Granville five, while the Alton players pounded out 13 hits and allowed their opponents ten. Pete Jonas Jr. was the starting hurler for Alton, relieved by Al Streff Jr. in the fourth inning, and Kay Schumacher went, through ev- y one of the seven innings f6r Granville. Pete Jonas and G. Hoefler were the hardest hitters of the day, Hoefler clouting out a triple, double and single and scoring three runs, while Jonas also scored three runs with a double and two singles. The lineups: Granville--Marcel Schuver, left field, Bush Schumacher, right field, Cliff Neuroth, third base, Jim Kinney, short stop, Emmett Hodapp, first base, G. Hoefler, short center, G. Kreber, center field, Ray Schumacher, pitcher, Charley Klein, second base, Jim Bahlke, catcher. ·Alton: Alvin Zenk, short center, Phil Hoffman, first base, Ike Kinney, short stop, Albert Hansen, catcher, Nubs Hansen, left field, Bernard Jungers, right field, Pete Jonas, pitcher, Jim Full, .center field, Ray Schuver, third base, Leo Braun, second base. Substitutions: Al Streff ,for ' Pet/-"Jonas, . Milo Streff for BerriarJ Jungers, and Pete.- Jonas for~3Jm' 11 Fuili~''· Alton is scheduled to play Remsen on the local diamond next Sunday. Sioux County To Get Phosphate Soon Sioux county will receive another carload of phosphate in the near future. Farmers who have signed applications to comply with the 1944 Conservation Program are eligible. Those who wish to spread phosphate on soil conserving crops to increase production should notify the AAA office at once in order that notices may be sent to them when the WORK BEGINS ON PICTURE HERE The Palace Wilt Be Rebuilt on-Present v started this week Work to . prepare '·· "the present site of the Palace Tiheatrejfor rebuilding and .. carpenters': are "expect- · ed sobn ' to 'build the roof and interior. The .cemehjt block walls are, still in good condition. Mr. Van Gronigeri had · contemplated rebuilding elsewhere on Main street, but because of difficulty in getting .priority on lumber and obtaining workmen, he decided to use the present building in order to hasten completion of the theatre. New seats were impossible to obtain and work has already started rebuilding the former, exceptionally comfortable seats, which are being rebuilt at Sioux Center. Mr.. Van Gronigen makes no Flood Hearing Back To Days Of Father Noah The Woodbury Co. court room was well filled with witnesses and persons interested in the hearing on Floyd River flood control conducted by Army Engineers Tuesday- Farmers and business -people in the Floyd River valley tes^ tified to the flood damage caused by the high water in this section. J. K., Beckm'an spoke for the. Alton delegation, who included Mr. Bekman, .E. S. Kiernan and Postmaster E. J. Koofejnan,. also the Hon. 'E, K. Bekman of Ottumwa who left for' his home after the proceedings. Congressman C. B. Hoeven was at the speaker's table. Sioux City business men were also present. According to one of the delegates, at one point the investigation threatened to become a religious argument, when a well' dressed man took the floor and began a discussion of floods since Noah, orating that since the Biblical flood came upon the people for their sins, he believes the current floods are also Heaven sent and nothing should be done about them. Along about then prediction as to -when the thea- |* he Colonel in charge stopped tre will be ready for business, the speaker and told him m as it will depend largely on the labor and' material situation in the coming months. Have Delightful Visit in Southwest Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Wiltgen are back from their trip to Calif ornia^ : accompanied -,by Janet L.awxe'nceC ', daughter of'Mr. and Mrs. Pick Lawrence (Beatrix Wiltgerp who will make her home with her grandparents. The Wiltgens report a wonderful trip and visit with then- daughters in Compton and Los Angeles and with their brother, Tony Wiltgen and family. One Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Tony Wiltgen entertained at a big picnic with some fifty guests including many former Alton- ites. They were entertained by the Tobe Durmans and Jack Muckeys of Long Beach, the Earl Heins, Jake Mintens, John Scheckels and others. Their son, Donald, will return to Alton in the fall to continue his school work here. He more of England from my lim- j expense and breakage of sacks ited knowledge of it. Their j by taking it direct from the roads are hard surfaced but all j car are extremely narrow, winding and hilly. Instead of ditches, the roads are bordered by walls of stone completely overgrown with green shrubbery, which gives the roads a very picturesque appearance. The few cars they have _are quite small, have right-hand steering wheels and are driven on the left side of jthe road, which seems funny to us, but we're getting used to it. ' .: · ' I've always wanted to visit an ancient castle and they have quite a famous one not far from here, built in the 8th century, one of the few in the world kept in'good condition. It has over a hundred rooms, many expensive " paintings, armor and other ancient treasures. Sure wish I could go through it, but I hear that the lord who owns it very seldom ever takes visitors through it since the war started. Our money we had on the boat was turned in and after we got here was exchanged for British shillings and pounds. At first it was very confusing but I've been studying it and now have the English money system pretty well in hand . . . Check Forger In Trouble 2nd Tune Raymond Rounds, 29, was arrested, at Sheldon Saturday by. "Sheriff"Dykstra for forgery^-He gorged the name of Ray Jensen cjn .$150 worth of checks at ! Ha\yar4en,.and other towns. This is his second offense,-since he was .'sentencexj to," 10 years _at Ananiosa .in' 1939, also for forgery. ,He was paroled, after serving a ^ew: years of .his 10 year .sentence. ". car arrives, which saves labor, is now studying .four hours a day to make up credits and continue with his class here this fall. He also does an 8-hour shift in a war plant, getting only about six hours sleep The cost will be $1.24 per hundred and the credit for soil building practice is $1.10 per hundred if the soil building allowance on the farm is .not exceeded. Masons To Have Golden Jubilee Floyd Masonic Lodge is making plans to celebrate its golden jubilee, which will take place in September of this year. On the third Thursday in September, 1894, the lodge held its first meeting, and on the 5th anniversary of that day members of the Lodge will have a special program and dinner --the latter in charge of the Eastern Stars. Committees have been appointed to arrange for the event. Gerry Ter Horst Killed In Action On Invasion Day Pvt. Gerry Ter Horst, son of John Ter Horst of. Orange City, was killed in action June 6th in France, according to a telegram received Monday morning from the Adjutant General, who stated that a letter would follow. . Pvt. Ter Horst "had been in the Army since January '1943 and went overseas in June 1943, having been stationed in England. His brother, Cpl. Marion John, is also-in France and appears to be unaware- of the death of his brother, since the family received letters this week from him asking about Gerry. Pvt. Ter Horst was a graduate of Northwestern Academy. He is survived by his father, two brothers, Wm. J. of Orange City and Cpl. Marion John; and by two sisters, Mrs. Marie Vander Maten and Wilmina, both at home with their father. The family have the deep sympathy of the community. so many words that he was digressing. Whereupon another delegate took the floor and said he objected to putting the blame j on God for the devastations of nature. - After that the Colonel succeeded in keeping the . discussions on the subject in hand. Get In And Help daily. Pfc. Vivian Wiltgen of Gardner Field, was at Compton on a two weeks' furlough and her parents especially timed their trip to have the visit with her. (By P. B. Mouw, Co. Chairman) Time will soon be up for the purchases of bonds in the 5th War Loan Drive. Sioux county is over the top on total purchases but we are sadly lacking in the purchase of 'E' bonds by individuals. Sioux county's 'B' bond quota is $799,100.00 and we have sold only S648.- 486.50 so we are short $150, 613.50. This means that a good many individuals have not bought their bonds. We still j have about a week left to gei! credit on 'E', 'F' and 'G' bonds) so those of you who lave n o t ) done your bit GET IN AND! HELP. Because of reverses many people are not abJe to buy and certainly we do not expect those who are victims of the storm to buy their full share. Yet a good many of them have bought while others who have had no reverses, and sad | to say many of them have their boys at home, have not done anything or very little. Yes, you can make more money by investing in other things but please remember, dollars made with dollars that should have been invested in bonds is BLOOD MONEY and some day you will reap the rewards of your deeds. The war is not yet won, the toughest battles are yet to be fought. REV.GEBLEMAN COMPLETES 60TH YEAR First 60th Jubilee Ever Observed in Diocese Plan For Coming Big Mission Fest The annual mission fest of the Reformed churches in Sioux county and vicinity is.schedul- ed to be held Tuesday, August Man ? of our bovs have been ontv, ^», *v,~ rp,,,,__ ti^-.i _i *-_ killed- wounded and are miss- HELP WIN THE WAR. MORE WAR BONDS. BUT 29th, in the Town Hall at Orange City. There will be three sessions, with several speakers representing domestic missions, foreign missions and Christian education. A special children's hour with missionary speakers is also being planned. Refreshments will be available at a canteen. The Orange City band j bility. will furnish music at the eve- killed, wounded and are missing within the last few weeks yet some people are so hard hearted they won't lend their dollars to help them win the fight. . READ THE FIRST SIX VERSES OF EZEKIEL 33, and see whether you have a responsi- How Do You Like It? A few weeks ago we put on a new dress. Our readers ;inay ' not. have noticed it, "but we -chose it- for their pleasare as well as to improve our own appearance. Yes, THE DEMOCRAT has a new dress. Like a lady's frock or a man's suit, a newspaper's garments too may become worn and shabby with continuous use. So we now greet our readers weekly clad in a new face of type called OPTI- CON, derived from the Greek word opticus, meaning sight. After extensive tests by the Minnesota School of Journa- ism, OPTICON was selected from among 21 different type fp.ces, as the most legible and best from all standpoints You will notice that it- is slightly larger and rounder, more clear and outstanding than our former, now discarded type face. i nine session. KITCtTEN FATS GREASES -JAP? Council Proposes to Black Top City Streets .'In- this -issue the Alton City Council arei advertising a hearing ; :on" aa .Impprtant'- introve- nient for the'.ipwn--a proposal to--/enter into "a contract with the Iowa Roadbuilders Assn. for-hard surfacing = the graveled streets with "black top" or liquid asphalt. A list of the streets appear^ 'in the official notice ofhearing elsewhere in this Heavy Rains Here, Harvesting Starts More heavy rains this week have made gardens produce abundantly and benefited the corn crop. Light hail for only a few minutes Friday evening did no damage in this vicinity. In the north part of the county some crops were badly stripped by very heavy hail, reported as large as hens' eggs. Weather Observer W. S. Slagle reports 1.15 inches of rainfall for the week, with .41 inch on the 14th and .74 inch Sunday night. Temperatures were ideal with warm days and cool nights.-The average high temperature for the week was 83 i The Rev. John A, Gerleman celebrated his 60th anniversary in the priest hood with a solemn mass of Thanksgiving on July 13th, in St. Joseph's church, Granville. The other ministers of the mass were the Rev. Louis Gerleman, deacon, the Rev. Hugo Gerleman S. J., as sub- deacon, and the Rev. Victor Gerleman, master of ceremonies. All three are nephews of Father Gerleman. The Rev. Arnold Ahlers was Thurifer while the Revs. H. B. Karhoff and Sylvester Grady acted as Acolytes. Rev. Henry Pick of Dedham, Iowa, preached the sermon, who stressed the place of the Priest in the life of each individual. Before the sermon, Msgr. Julius Berger read the Papal blessing of Pope Pius XII bestowed · upon the Jubi- larian and upon those who participated in the festivities. Following the solemn mass, dinner was served by the ladies of the Parish in the school halL Before coming to Granville in 1902 Father Gerleman served at old St. Mary's in Sioux City and then was made pastor of "St. · Boniface .which parish he established.* Soon ; after arriving in Granville he built the beautiful St. Joseph's church. After serving 38 years' as pastor, he retired in 1940, succeeded by the Rev. Joseph J. Dalhoff. The following Monsignors were present: C- P. Conway, Storm Lake: B. Weber, Salem, ·V.D.: w. J. Thiltgen, Ossian; Cleo Ivis, Sioux City, Julius |J. Berber, Sioux Cty; J. D. |Fisch, Le Mars; M. A. Schem- jel, Remsen, and E. J. Neppel. j Also the Very Rev. Geo. | Cooke, Sheldon: Very Rev. Jos. Neppel, Alton; Very Rev. McNeill. Danbury; the Revs. John Hfjusman. Marvhill. Zeno Reis- 'ing, Merrill; L. nig, Mallard; J Charles Nemmcrs, Mitchell. S. iD.; A. A. Bausch, Danbury; j Richard Graf, Hawarden: Captain Philip Dailey, Chaplain. 1st Lieutenant Eugene Kavane, Chaplain; N. J. Becker, Royal; C. Ernst. Akron: Joseph Wolf, Struble; Francis L. Schuh, St- Loucas; Peter M. Mattes, Ida Grove; James A. Fandel, Alton; Wm. F. Buchholz, Rockwell City; Bernard Eischeid, Armstrong: Newman Flanagen, Sioux City; Leander Friedman, Remsen; E. L. McEvoy, Marcus; Leo McCoy, Aryshire; L, Schenkelberg. Carroll; Edward F. Fandel, Sanborn; John Thoe- nissen, Hospers; R. E. Nemmers; Sac City;' August Meyers, Maple River; Leo Lenz. Templeton; Louis J. Savage, Wall Lake; Arthur Poeckes, Carroll; A. Ockcn, Mapleton; H. A. Janse, Larchwood; James Crete- man, Manson; Geo. F. Wessling, Pocahontas; H. J. Dries. Willey; M. Marx, Kingsley; E. Carpenter, Cherokee; E. Hoffmann, Sioux City; John J. Neppel, St. Benedict: M. C. , was the highest temper- Le Mars; F _ j/ Schultcs cher '_ ature recorded. Harvesting of oats and bar-1 ley has started and some fields are already in shock. ·okee; Edward T. Smith, M. S-, such street in town. It. is -also proposed to black top a block or two of main street paving, now quite badly cracked, between Roman's Store and the CSTPM O Ry. For several years materials for this work have been off the market, and the present opportunity to black top at a cost of about $10 for a · 50 foot frontage seemed to the mem- issue, and includes nearly every, bers of the city council too good to miss, Objectors may be.pres- ent at the hearing next "month and if 75% of the. property owners · in any block file objections the black tqp will not be laid in that block. It seems unlikely that many.. property owners will object to. tfie improvement at the,, low cost contemplated and in. .view. of the added value to their property. Milford; E. S. Maynard, Ledyard; Joseph H. Schultes, Bancroft; R. J. O'Rielly, Moville; Edward Lilly, Sioux City: Leo J. Berger, Sibley; J. H. Hageman, Petersburg; Thomas Malloy, Sioux City. Relatives present were Mr. and Mrs.. Alois Gerleman, St. _ Lucas; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. sold 50 miiiion dollars worth of!Gerleman, Alphonse Gerleman, FARM MORTGAGE PAYMENTS Life insurance company holdings of farms are reported as being reduced by 70% since depression years. During the first four months of 1944 they repossessed farms, an increase of 25% over the same period last year. LIME FOR SOIL BUILPING Now is an excellent time to order lime to spread on soil conserving crops. Place your order .now with the AAA in order to receive this fall, thereby receiving the full benefit during 1945. Viola Gerlpman, all of Caiman; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Elmer, Catherine G^rlempn, Mr. and Mrs. Aloys Lensing. all of. ; Ftl Atkinson; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Etteldorf of Festina and. Mr. and Mrs. A. Braunger of Sioux City, -. . ' Rev. Vander Schaaf will serve the Inwood Ref. church as pastor the coming Sunday.

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