Iowa Old Press
Ruthven Free Press
Ruthven, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wednesday, June 18, 1919
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
- Fred Brown and family of Earlham, Iowa, arrived in this city the last day
of the week for a visit at the home of his sister, Mrs. W.J. Willis.
- Miss Dorothy Schroyer of West Union was in this city last week visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs. C.E. Powers.
- Foster Reed purchased two residence lots just east of the high school from Peter Sandvig the last of the week.
- Lenorn Aldrich returned last week from a visit with his mother at Carlisle, his sister accompanied him and will spend the summer here.
- Mr. and Mrs. John Skelton visited at E.J. Brown Friday with the latters nephew and niece Lenorn and Miss Lucille Aldrich.
- Mrs. Anna Tripp went to Comfrew Minn., Friday for a ten day visit at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Guy Fisk.
- Mr. John D. Higgins and Miss Agnes Farrell of Ayrshire were married at the Sacred Heart church in that city on Tuesday of last week.
- Miss Evangeline Holmgren returned the last of the week from Iowa City where she had been attending the university.
- Mrs. E.A. Dewey went to Ames Monday morning to be present at the University graduating exercises which take place Wednesday. Her son, Halsey, is a member of the class.
- Mrs. F.P. Caldwell left Tuesday morning for Denver, Colorado, where she will spend a month visiting at the home of her mother. She was accompanied by her son, Richard.
- Mr. Ed Brand is out again after undergoing an operation at the hospital in Richester. He is improving rapidly and will soon be himself again.
- O.D. Crane and mother autoed to Lake City Saturday for a short visit with relatives. They encountered some bad roads and had considerable difficulty in getting through.
- Lloyd Wigdahl arrived home from France on Wednesday of last week. He was a member of the 357th Infantry of the Nintieth Division. He went across in June of last year, landing there July 1st.
- Gay Larson, a member of the 358th Inf. which recently returned from France, arrived home Sunday. This infantry was in France nearly a year and were in the front lines for several months.
- Lawrence Anderson has received his discharge from the army and arrived home Monday. He was a member of the 358th Inf., was in France nearly a year and saw months of active service.
- Rev. Wilkinson, Alfred Wilkinson, Erma Wilkinson, Hazel Satton and Mrs. Myrtle Myers autoed to Sibley Tuesday to attend the Epworth League convention there on Tuesday and Wednesday.
- Gwynne Richards arrived in this city Monday morning from Indianapolis to visit his grandmother, Mrs. Barlow. He has not yet received his discharge and must return to his military duty in ten days.
FRANK BARRINGER AND WIFE
The following obituary of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barringer of Sparta, Wis. was taken from the Sparta Tribune:
Frank Arthur Barringer, son of Charles and Clara Thomas Barringer, was born at Reedsburg, Wis., June ??, 1881. His mother passed away when he was eight years old, after which he made his home with his grandparents, going to Iowa at the age of 16 and remaining until he came to Sparta in 1905. Here he met and married Miss Elsie Tucker, daughter of Joshua and Alice Tucker of Big Creek.
After their marriage they went in the fall of 1906 to Ruso, N.D., where they engaged in farming for two years, when they came back to Sparta and in 1911 they took the management of the State School farm, which position he successfully held until he resigned to take a position as foreman with the Miami Conservancy at Dayton, O., in November, 1918. He was successfully fulfilling his duties in this capacity when taken with influenza, followed by labor pneumonia, which resulted in his death May 24, 1919. His wife and two children joined him at Dayton the day before he was taken ill. She helped nurse him and contracted the same disease and in spite of all that loving care and medical science could do, she went to be with him in the Great Beyond, where sorrow and death do not enter, on June 1, 1919.
Two children, Ralph, aged ten and Alice, aged seven, survive, also here mother and three brothers, Mrs. Alice Tucker, Lyndon and Ira Tucker of Big Creek and Vernon H Tucker of Dayton, Ohio, also many other relatives. Frank is survived by his father, Chas. Barringer, of Ruso, N.D., also a sister, Mrs. L. Caller of Ruso, and the following half brothers and sister: Dewain, of Ruthven, Ia., Mrs. H. Brown, Estherville, Ia., Paul, in the army of occupation, Burdell, of Sheldon, N.D., Arthur of Velia, N.D., Olive, Venie, George and Hazel of Ruso, N.D. The remains were laid to rest in one grave amid a profusion of beautiful flowers, tributes of the esteem in which these young people were held by all who knew them.
They were of a happy disposition and honest in all their dealings and are mourned by a large number of friends here and elsewhere.
Those in attendance at the Barringer funeral from a distance were: Chas. Barringer, Ruso, N.D.: Mrs. H. Brown, Estherville, Ia.; Dewain Barringer, Ruthven, Ia.; Willis Brown, Estherville, Ia.; Merritt Brown, Estherville, Ia.; Mrs. F. Ryder, Estherville, Ia.; C. Nelson, Tomah; Mrs. N. Petterson, Tomah; Mrs. C. Hertz, Deere Lodge, Mont; Mr. and Mrs. Vernin Tucker, Dayton, Ohio; Victor McIntyre, Dayton, Ohio.
WILL GO TO SWEDEN
Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Nelson and children left Thursday evening for New York City, from which place they expect to sail for Sweden, where they will make an extended visit with their parents. Mr. Nelson has not seen his parents in fifteen years, and Mrs. Nelson has not seen here for seventeen years, so the reunion will be a happy one.
HAWKEYE STATE NEWS
- L.L. Harrington, of North English, was sentenced to seven years at hard labor for forgery.
- Maj. Frank .W. Mack and Guy E. Mack have purchased the electric light plant at Manson.
- Bert C. Woodruff who has carried mail on one of the routes out of Denison for seventeen years, has resigned.
- Mrs. B.F. Jackson of Manson was fatally burned when she accidently [sic] set fire to her clothes. No one knows just how the accident happened.
- Nelson & McCausland of Atlantic bought a 400-acre farm of Hans Frederickson of Audubon county for $100,000.
- Ruth Bethke, although only 15 years old, graduated from the high school course at the Sacred Heart academy at Greene. She also finished a special course in music.
- O. Kindenon was fatally burned with gasoline at Washington. A stove in a van exploded and Kindenon pushed his wife off to save her, but was unable to escape himself.
- James Whiteford of Volga City is planting 110 acres of potatoes in Fayette and Clayton counties. This is perhaps the biggest planting of tubers ever put in in that part of the state.
- Joseph Johnson, nearly blind, pleaded guilty in federal court at Sioux City to selling liquor to an Indian, but was freed by Judge H.E. Rex, an the showing that Johnson's sight was such that he could not see the whiskey was being given to an Indian, and further, that the liquor had been procured from a third party on the plea that the Indian needed it for the influenza.
- Frank Zmolok of Traer, a native of Bohemia, who came to America before the beginning of the world war, but whose family still remain in the native country, this week purchased a bill of groceries from one of the Traer dealers and started the same on its way to the family in Bohemia. The shipment consists of five pairs of shoes, a quantity of flour, sugar, coffee and rice. Transportation charges will amount to nearly twice the purchase of the flour and sugar.
- Because Mrs. Emma Fahrenkrug of Gladbrook was shown to have been too busy washing her two pet poodles to do the family washing, Ernest G. Fahrenkrug was granted a decree of divorce at the May term of the Tama county district court.
LAKESIDE ELECTRIC PARK NEWS
- The Greens, who have been in charge of the Hotel Barringer, since spring, have returned to their home at Havelock and Joe Willis, of Ruthven, and wife are in charge of the table-de-hotel and are setting a table that is tempting to see and better to eat. Mrs. Willis has a reputation as an excellent cook and parties visiting the park will find the hotel accommodations all that could be expected and the prices reasonable.
- Fred Mortensen and wife have moved into their summer cottage and are enjoying the cool, invigorating breezes of the Lake and the mellowing influences of the Park.
- Andy Christenson is the chief of police at the park and under his guidance a degree of order is maintained that is very creditable and we notice the boozers are given the once over in a way that they know means business.
ELK LAKE ITEMS
- Mrs. Nellie Chatfield returned from a visit with relatives and friends at Kankakee, Illinois. She said it rained almost all the time she was there.
- Mrs. William Barber returned to Spencer after a visit at the home of her son Mr. Austin Chatfield.
- An air plane passed over this neighborhood Sunday evening. It was quite a curiosity to many of us.
- Miss Waldron is holding examinations at her school this week. The children are anxious to pass their grade to a higher one. School closes June 27th.
Ruthven Free Press
Ruthven, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wednesday, June 25, 1919
A short time after moving to Ruthven last spring I
purchased a two-year-old heifer from Darby Foley that had just freshened. If I
remember right Mr. Foley said she was half Duroc-Jersey and half Percheon and
that he had milked her mother for a number of years and she had never calved.
I am not sure as to the above being correct but I am sure that Mr. Foley told me she was no thoroughbred.
Since that time she has supplied two families with milk, cream, and butter and a few times we have sold small amounts of butter to the stores. Besides the above she has supplied our family with cottage cheese, sour milk for a flock of chickens and some buttermilk for another hog besides myself.
As to the feed she has consumed I have no way of telling what that would amount to as I do not feed her. She is what you might call self-supporting as she sucks herself and all I get is what is left after she gets all she wants as she is always on the job and gets there first. So I figure what I get is practically all net profit. I would be pleased to have some practical dairyman tell me whether they would consider this a good record or not.
Yours for better dairy herds,
CREAM CHECKS GOING HIGHER
Cream checks issued at the Ruthven creamery are gradually increasing. Here are the ten highest issued for the month of May.
Geo. M. Prichard, $198.59
Olof Nelson, 187.18
John Holmgren, 187.52
Ralph E. Smith, 186.12
A.E. Vanderhoff, 176.70
Einar Muhrbeck, 174.78
Louis Nelson, 1??. 54
Martin C. Hanson, 167.94
Hermanson Bros. 153.22
Ole Nelson, 147.53
As we go to press we learn of the marriage of Mr. Wm Wendt and Miss Lena Hansen which occurred Sunday. We were unable to get the particulars of this event for this week's issue, but will do so for our next issue.
AIRPLANE VISITS RUTHVEN
Tuesday morning the word was passed around Ruthven that one of the Donaldson boys of Milford would land here in his airplane some time during the forenoon for the purpose of carrying passengers who cared to have a ride in the air. The plane arrived about twelve-thirty and after circling around a few times landed in the Myron Dewey pasture about a mile north of town. The Donaldson's did not do a thriving business, chiefly owing to the fact that everyone was eating dinner when they arrived and they did not allow those who cared to ride time enough to get out there as they only stayed thirty minutes. Wade Harris and Roy Monk, however, were there on time and each enjoyed a five minute ride. They say that the sensation is great and each of them thought they had their money's worth. The plane left here about one o'clock for Emmetsburg where they expected to spend the afternoon carrying passengers.
Interesting Items of News Gathered from all Parts of Iowa
- An operation for tonsils was fatal to Byron Vincent, 25 years old,
prominent farmer of Shenandoah.
- Jewell Lutheran college which has been closed during the past year will reopen this fall with Prof. H.A. Oakdale as president.
- Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Palt, residents of Des Moines for the last thirty years, celebrated their fifty-eighth wedding anniversary.
- Clifton and Rollin Olson of McGregor, aged respectively 29 and 22 years of age, purchased an airplane for passenger service and will carry passengers within the state of Iowa.
- After searching twenty years for his daughter whom he had never seen, E.G. McNeal of Des Moines, State head of Belgian relief Charity, found her by accident in an Omaha hotel, where she served him his supper.
A baby daughter came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Fisk
of Comfrey, Minn. on Tuesday of last week. Mrs. Fisk is a daughter of Mrs. Anna
Tripp who is visiting there at the present time.
Some spending money for July 4. - It is easy to get. Just throw on a load of old iron and bring it in to W.J. Willis next Saturday and take away the change. Remember - it will be worth more to me on Saturday because I want to fill out a car.--W.J. Willis.
Bargains in good dependable cars. Buick & touring and roadster. Buick 4's, Maxwells 1917 and 1918, Overlands, model 90, Chevrolet, or anything you want in Ford Roadsters and touring cars. Used Car Exchange, Estherville, Iowa.
Art Berg and A.B. Anderson went to Ft. Dodge Thursday to drive back the Berg car which had been taken there to be overhauled. They encountered bad roads however and were compelled to leave the car at Laurens and return by train.
Grant and J.J. Smith purchased the John M. Jensen quarter section the latter part of the week. They also purchased the entire farming equipment, including horses, cattle, hogs and machinery and took immediate possession.
Ed Wilson and son came up from Royal Sunday and visited at the Guy Monsell and C.J. Tripp homes. Mrs. Wilson has been visiting here for some time. The Wilson family will move to Spencer soon where Mr. Wilson will take charge of the drug store which he recently purchased.
About forty of the young folks of Lost Island gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Rierson on Tuesday evening of last week. The gathering was in honor of Halvor and Syvert Rierson who returned from France a short time ago. The young folks spent a very pleasant evening.
George Fabric came up from Cedar Falls Saturday for a few days's visit at the C.J. Tripp home. He was one of the old settlers of this vicinity. He left here fourteen years ago. He owned a farm a few miles south of town on the county line and shortly after he left here sold it at what was then considered a very fair price, receiving $65 per acre for it. The land is now worth at least three times that amount.
An excellent chicken dinner was arranged at the Courtright home Sunday to do honor to the birthday of Mr. Guy Courtright. The dining room was beautifully decorated with red, white and blue flowers, and Old Glory was prominently displayed. Those present were Mr .and Mrs. Guy Courtright, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Prichard and daughter Martha, Mr .and Mrs. Will Capener and Chris Jensen.
Mr. Lewis Hawkins, twenty years ago a resident of Ruthven, is here visiting old friends. He left here twenty-one years ago, enlisted in the army during the Spanish-American war. He served several years in the Philippine Islands. He afterwards joined the coast artillery and remained in that service until our troops went to France. He went across with one of the first contingents and saw twenty-one months of active service in the heavy artillery in France. He has received his discharge and retires from the army a First Sergeant.
Shoes for sale- 250 pair. Call at house. J.F. Reely.
NOTICE - For all kinds of sewing call on Mrs. Geo. Roland.
Steel launch for sale in good condition. Inquire at the Hagedon Poultry House. Equipped with life preserver and cushions. Roy Hagedon.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
- We are indebted to Mrs. Grant Smith for a box of the nicest strawberries we have ever seen or tasted. They are home grown, are exceptionally large and very sweet.
- Worth R. Barringer arrived in this city Monday with his submarine which he will demonstrate in the waters of Lost Island Lake on July 4, 5, and 6. The submarine can be seen at the Farmer's Savings Bank.
- Mrs. Guy Courtright and Mrs. O.T. Goff visited at Emmetsburg several days last week at the home of their brother, Mr. Wm. Thayer.
- Clem Redden came down from Spirit Lake Saturday for a few days' visit at the home of his father, John Redden in this city.
- Mrs. Caroline Brennan came over from Emmetsburg Saturday to visit friends and to consult with Dr. Baldwin.
- Mrs. Dave Joynt came over from Emmetsburg Saturday and spent the day visiting her sister, Mrs. Chas. Slagle.
- R.W. Ayers has installed some excellent new fixtures in his bakery. He is enjoying an excellent business in Ruthven and is entitled to it.
- Mike Carrigan returned Monday morning from a land seeking trip in Dakota and Minnesota. He travelled all over South Dakota and part of Minnesota and finally purchased a small farm at Pipestone, Minn. It is a 43 acre farm with excellent improvements, located only one and one-half miles from the center of the city. He will not move until fall.
- FOUND - On the right hand side of the fifth step from the top of the stairway in the Farmers' Savings Bank building, one quart of Old Taylor whiskey. If owner calls soon he may have what remains of same by calling at the Farmers' Savings Bank proving property and paying for this notice.
In reference to the above advertisement the only thing we can say in that the world is full of careless people.
- Miss Anna Rhinehart went to Laurens Monday and spent the day visiting at the home of her cousin, Miss Elsie Rhinehart.
- Halsey Dewey came home from Ames Thursday after having finished his course in the university. He received his diploma Wednesday.
- Miss Margaret Gleason of Fargo, N.D., arrived in this city Monday for a visit at the home of her aunt, Miss Mary Donlon and other relatives.
- Mrs. G.H. Ahrens of Belle Plaine, Iowa, is visiting at the home of her uncle, John McNary. Her daughter, Miss Gayle is also here.
- Mrs. W.H. Manthe of Goldsboro, N.C. is in this city visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McNary.
- Mrs. O.T. Goff left Monday evening for her home in Brentford, S.D., after an extended visit in this city at the home of her parents, Mr .and Mrs. D.F. Thayer.
- Mrs. Joe Hastings and children went to Chicago last Thursday for a visit with relatives. They will go from there to Columbus, Ohio, for a further visit with relatives.
- F.B. Steece left Thursday for Columbus, Ohio, Thursday after a few days' visit here at the homes of his sisters, Mrs. G.W. McDonald and Mrs. Joe Hastings.
- Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brand wish to thank the Rebeccas for their many gifts of flowers during the time that Mr. Brand was in the hospital at Rochester.
Submitted by: C.J.L. June 2005
Iowa Old Press
Palo Alto County