Iowa Old Press
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wed. June 14, 1923
Mrs. Walter Hughes left Wednesday for Mitchell, South Dakota, to spend
several days with her husband, who is a traveling salesman.
Miss Hazel Cattell, who spent the past week with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. Ben Cattel of this place, returned to her home at Clarion on Thursday.
Mr and Mrs Eli Swenson of this city and Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Oustrus of
Mitchell, S.D. autoed to Fort Dodge Saturday to spend the day with relatives
Russell Hennessy, E.L. McEvly and Franklin O'Halloran arrived home from
Dubuque Thursday. They were students at Columbia College during the past
Charles Kibbie arrived home from Winona, Minnesota, Thursday to spend the
summer months with his parents, Mr and Mrs Joseph Kibbie. He attended St.
Mary's College during the past year.
Messrs. Carl Berger, LeRoy Lawless, Ross Moses and J.A. Chaim were among the
Emmetsburg fans who attended the boxing bouts at Ft. Dodge Friday evening.
They made the trip by car.
Mrs. Michael Golden and little daughter returned to Valley Junction Friday.
She spent several days with her brothers, M.C. and Austin Hoben and families
and other relatives in this locality.
L.T. Jackson of Toulon, Illinois, was looking after business interests in
Emmetsburg during the past week.
A daughter was born to Mr and Mrs Henry Schuller of Spirit Lake Thursday,
W.H.J. Steiner, Harold Higgins, Philip Bough, Will Millea and W.T. Branagan
autoed to Fort Dodge Friday evening to take in the boxing show. The card was
not up to standard and a few felt that they had not received their money's
Mrs. J.T. Maguire and her son Edward of Booth township came to Emmetsburg
Thursday to meet Maurice, who arrived during the early morning from Winona,
Minnesota. He attended St. Mary's College at that place during the past
The Jefferson Herald says that little Jean Sammin, the 11-year-old daughter
of Mr and Mrs J.P. Sammin, formerly of Emmetsburg, who has been dangerously
ill with pneumonia, has passed the crisis and is now slowly convalescing.
Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Middleton were passengers to Iowa City Wednesday. Mr.
Middleton, who has not been feeling well for some time, will take treatment
in one of the hospitals at that place. His many friends hope to learn of his
Mrs. Joseph Clennon and daughter were called to Emmetsburg from Sioux Falls,
South Dakota, Wednesday by the serious illness of Mrs. Clennon's father,
Miss Evelyn Reichenecker left on Thursday morning for Yellowstone Park where
she will spend a couple of weeks with friends. From there she will go to
Beach, North Dakota, for an extended visit.
The Journal says that Mrs. G.G. Fitz and son Herbert of Paul, Idaho, are
visiting J. Thatcher of West Bend. Mrs. Fitz is a daughter of Mr. Thatcher.
Dr. and Mrs. Fitz lived in Emmetsburg a number of years ago.
Superintendent J.H. Trefz of the Fenton schools has refused to sign a
contract for the coming year. He claims the board has not made any
arrangements to accommodate the increased number of pupils at that place.
Clarence Farrelly, Monsignor Farrelly's nephew, who was in Emmetsburg two
years ago, graduated from Columbia college last week. He intends studying
for the priesthood. His parents, Mr and Mrs James Farrelly, live in Chicago.
Leo Berger informs us that Columbia college at Dubuque finds it necessary to
increase its capacity for taking care of boarding students. The attendance
during the past year was 650. It has grown wonderfully during the past few
Emmet Jackman, who graduated from St. Mary's Academy Sunday evening, tells
our reporter that he will enter Columbia College at Dubuque in September. He
made a very fine record in St. Mary's and will prove a dilligent student in
Columbia. He is a fine young man.
Superintendent and Mrs. A.E. Johnson arrived home from Boone last week where
they visited Mr. Johnson's father for a couple of days. His condition is not
improving. He is eighty years of age. He came from Europe thirty-three years
John Hall arrived home from Des Moines Friday morning. He attended Des
Moines college during the past year. It was formerly known as Highland Park
Institution. Mr. Hall is a diligent student and generally always makes good
in athletic work. He intends to return to Des Moines in the fall to continue
his studies during the coming year.
Adolph and Miss Leola Rosel, who live eighteen miles northeast of Mason
City, attended the high school at that place regularly during the past
winter. They drove back and forth in their car. They missed their daily
trips only a week or two when they stayed in town. A sister, who taught in a
country district, also boarded at home and rode with them.
Monday we enjoyed a call from D.W. Mugan of Jefferson, who came to
Emmetsburg Saturday to be present at the graduation of his niece, Miss Mary
Mugan. Mr. Mugan was postmaster of his home town for eight years and proved
a very efficient officer. He has not yet made any arrangements for the
future. He owns a business house and considerable property at Jefferson and
has been busy for some time improving it. He has many relatives in this
locality and will visit them for a few days.
Mrs. Patrick O'Brien arrived home from Spirit Lake Friday. She spent a
couple of weeks with her daughters, Mrs. Owen Golden and Mrs. H.M. Schuller
of that place.
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
June 27, 1923
SEVERAL WIN HIGH MARKINGS
List of Rural Graduates Who Averaged from 90 to 96
Audrey Goranson, Vernon, 96 percent; Gergrude Bale, Ruthven, 95; Salome
Antoine, Silver Lake, 94; Mary Noonan, Silver Lake, 94; Wilma Wobbe, Walnut,
93; Alton Moffitt, Walnut, 93; Hazel Mishler, Silver Lake, 92; Myrtle
Mileham, Great Oak, 92; Jas. Antoine, Sliver Lake, 91; Lyle William,
Ruthven; 91; Willard Rooker, Walnut, 91; Lottie Rigg, Ruthven, 90; Lee
Goeders, Cylinder, 90.
Buford Henry won the first prize of $5 given by the Service Star Legion
for the best all around patriotic booklet. SEcond prize was won by Willard
Rooker and Wilma Wobbe took third place. These booklets contained an essay
on "What Can I Do to Promote Citizenship in my School,", a poster and ten
patriotic quotations which have inspired me to be come a better citizen and
ten good health rules; also several miscellaneous pages containing poems,
The G.A.R. prize for the best essay on "Iowa and the Principles for
Which it Stands," was won by Mathilde Simonsen of Graettinger. Miss Allison
Gowans of this place is her teacher. There were 150 graduates in the county
FIVE LADIES ALMOST DROWNED.
While on a Raft in Des Moines River near Fort Dodge.
Sunday evening at eight o'clock five ladies narrowly escaped drowning
above the dam at Fort Dodge. They were riding on a raft and were thrown into
the river. Mrs. Etta Cox, a member of the party, was unable to swim and
became hysterical. She would undoubtedly have drowned had not three young
men hurried to her rescue in a motor boat. The other ladies were barely able
to keep afloat but they managed to reach the shore. Three of the members of
the party were Schabacker Sisters and a Miss Gruenwald. The fifth young
lady's name was not reported. Mrs. Cox was promptly taken to Mercy Hospital.
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Iowa Old Press
Palo Alto County