Iowa Old Press
July 8, 1921
Mrs. Warren King, who had been ill for some months with cancer,
died at her
home in the Adaville locality Tuesday evening, July 5, 1921. Her funeral,
which was largely attended by friends and relative from all over the county
and elsewhere, was held at Adaville on Thursday afternoon and interment was
made in the Pleasant Valley cemetery.
Mrs. King was a woman of beautiful character and sweet disposition, greatly
beloved by all who knew her. An ardent church worker, tireless in her home
duties and the best of neighbors, she was a power for good and will be
greatly missed by all who knew her. To the bereaved family of husband and
children, we extend our heartfelt sympathy.
Birdean Lydia Poyser was born at Strawberry Point, Iowa, November 1, 1880,
and came to western Iowa when but a small child. She was married to Warren
J. King on March 14, 1900, to which union six children were born. Elvin Lee
died in infancy, but she is survived by four daughters; Elva Lois, Ione
Grace, Edna Ferne, Freda Hope, and one son, Stanley Warren.
These with her husband, father, mother, two brothers, two sisters and many
other relatives and friends, survive her.
[another Plymouth county newspaper reported this death this way]
JOHNSON TWP. RESIDENT DEAD
Mrs. King, wife of Warren J. King, died last Tuesday at her home near
Adaville following an illness caused by cancer. Deceased was a native of
Iowa and was born at Strawberry Point, Ia., 1880, and was 40 years and 8
months of age at the time of her death. She was the daughter of Chas. M.
Poyzer and Lydia Skewis. Mrs. King is survived by her husband, four
daughters, one son and a large number of relatives.
She was widely known in the Adaville community and was prominent in church
and social work and was highly esteemed in a large circle of friends.
The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the Adaville church. Rev. Zike
officiating and was very largely attended by neighbors and friends. The
sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family and friends.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
July 12, 1921
Miss Ida Richardson and Wm. D. _____en were united in marriage at Orange
City last Thursday. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Richardson
who came to this vicinity from Missouri about three years ago, and has
resided with her parents on a farm northwest of town. The bridegroom is a
young North Dakota farmer. The young couple will make their home in North
HANCOCK: (Special Correspondence)
Wm. Conway visited at the home of his sister, Mrs. Thos. Walsh Thursday
Lloyd Frisbie and Misses Irene and Bernice Walsh were Sioux City visitors
A number of friends enjoyed a dancing party at the C. Brown home Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Knapp and family and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Helm and family
celebrated at River Sioux park.
A township meeting was held at the Center school Friday and owing to the
great amount of business, meetings were held again on Saturday and Monday.
A heavy rain fell here on Friday evening which was badly needed for the
potato crop and to settle the dust, which was over a foot deep where the
roads have been graded.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Nason and family of Sioux Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bibeau
and family and Miss Grace Bibeau, of Sioux City, were guests in the W. E.
Nason home Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Poston and children came out from Sioux City and
celebrated the 4th with Mrs. Poston’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Taylor, at
River Sioux Park.
Miss Jeanette Harrington spent the week end with her mother, Mrs. Mary
Harrington, and on Monday went to Elk Point with Miss Winifred Kindren,
where they were guests in the Chas. Brown home.
Norman Bentley, 92 years old, died of senility at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Ramesbotham, July 3d. The body was taken to Samuels Bros. undertaking
parlors and was sent to Wayne, Neb., for burial.
CRAIG: (From the Independent)
Lightning Sunday evening killed a yearling critter belonging to Harm Kruse
south of town.
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Drilling motored from Rock Rapids Saturday to visit old
neighbors and friends in Craig.
Eldon Ericson and wife and his parents left the first of the week for an
outing of about ten days at Mallack Lake, Minn.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hussman arrived from Canistota, S.D., last Saturday for a
visit with numerous relatives and acquaintances.
LeRoy Edwards and wife autoed to Hooper, Neb., Saturday and returned Monday
bringing with them Mrs. Edwards’ mother, Mrs. Rudolph Russ.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Miss Emma Kunath, of Sioux City, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Otto Knop.
Frank Weber had hogs on the Sioux City market Saturday.
Chas. Witt shipped a load of hogs to Sioux City on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Weirda, of Hospers, spent the Fourth with their daughter, Mrs.
Chas. Kunath and Floyd Moore left on Tuesday for Haxtun, Colo., to spend the
August Witt and children, of LeMars, were Sunday dinner guests of Matthew
Ewin and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sipma, of Hospers, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Jansma
A number from here are attending the Chautauqua in LeMars and report a good
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McArthur, of Sioux City, and Mr. and Mrs. D. F. McArthur
left last week for Clinton in the latter’s car.
Mrs. Bernard Miller, of LeMars, and John and Lois Aird, of Orchard, spent a
few days this week with Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Whitman.
Miss Minnie Siege, of Carroll, who has visited the past two week with
relatives here returned home this week after spending the Fourth here.
The many friends here are very glad to learn that Mrs. August Witt, of
LeMars, a former resident here, is improving after her operation for goiter
Mrs. Chas. Darville, Oscar, Margaret and John Muffett Darville and James
Gunderson, motored here on Sunday from Gayville, S.D. and spent the Fourth
with Mr. and Mrs. Roy McArthur.
AKRON: (From the Register-Tribune)
Born a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh N. Chamberlain, northeast of town, July
Rev. F. Wrenn received a cable last week from his niece and former
housekeeper, Miss Mary Josephine Wrenn, stating that she had arrived safely
at the old home in Ireland.
Miss Korola Youngstrom, of Huskvarna Sweden, arrived yesterday for a visit
in the home of her uncle, E. H. Youngstrom. Until recently she has been
teaching physical culture in the schools in Edinburgh, Scotland. Miss
Youngstrom may decide to remain in this country and follow her profession.
Clair Biddlecome was down from Hawarden Tuesday, looking after business
matters before leaving for Los Angeles, Cal., where he expects to join his
mother, Mrs. M. A. Biddlecome, in making a home. Before going west, he will
visit his daughter, Miss Clarice, at Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
H. E. Larsen came Saturday from St. Joseph, Mo., to ship his goods and
accompany his wife and daughter to that city, where they will make their
home. Mr. Larsen has discontinued the photograph business here.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
July 15, 1921
MEMBER OF COMPANY K
HARRY BERGSTROM TO BE BURIED WITH MILITARY HONORS
Chas. Bergstrom has been notified that the body of his son, Harry Bergstrom,
who was killed in action in France, was shipped from Jersey City on
Wednesday afternoon and is expected in Hudson, South Dakota, for burial on
Monday or Tuesday afternoon. Harry enlisted in Co. K and went to Camp Cody
with them and was later sent to France with replacement troops. Owing to the
similarity of names, there was some question as to the identity of the Harry
Bergstrom who was killed, but his photograph was finally identified by a man
who was fighting at his side when he fell. Capts. Koenig and Butler and
several other former K men plan to attend the funeral.
Mrs. Gus Roy, of LeMars, spent Wednesday at the C.J. Utech home.
Mrs. Geo. Laughton was a guest of Mrs. Isabel Mills in Seney on Friday.
Miss Martha Shuenk, of LeMars, was a guest at the A.T. Utech home last
Mrs. Frank Tschampel is entertaining her brother from New York this
Miss Lillian Justman, of LeMars, spent a few days this week at the W.P.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Neihaus and daughters, Helen and Olive, of Lincoln,
Neb., spent Wednesday at the Geo. Laughton home. They are on their way
to Platteville, Wis., to spend the summer and are making the trip by
The farmers are busy with harvest cutting the late oats. The early oats
being cut the past week. Harvest came about two weeks earlier than
other years. Some of the farmers are still putting up hay.
A number of friends and neighbors gathered at the John Mandelkow home
Saturday evening to help Mrs. Mandelkow celebrate her birthday. Music
and social visiting occupied the evening hours, after which a delicious
supper was served. The guests departed wishing Mrs. Mandelkow many
happy returns of the day.
UNION: (Special Correspondence)
Ben Harvey was a South Dakota visitor last week.
Paul Riegel is visiting relatives at Granville, Ill.
Miss Opal Hasbrook was home from Morningside Saturday and Sunday.
J.D. Billings, of Akron, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. John Bixby and
Miss Dollie and Lenice Bixby visited their grandmother, Mrs. Bixby, and
attended the Chautauqua.
Mrs. Phil Hayden and son, Phil, visited the Maxwell family in LeMars
Saturday night and Sunday.
Helen and Dorothy Hoyt stayed with their grandmother, Mrs. H.G. Lee, and
attended the Chautauqua.
Lloyd Herron has a horse suffering from lock jaw. A veterinarian was
called to see the animal.
Misses Edna and Fern Coatsworth spent last week in LeMars with their
grandmother, Mrs. Jas. Lindsey, and attended the Chautauqua.
Rev. Mock will conduct services at the Union Presbyterian church Sunday
morning and evening, July 17th. All are welcome.
The little girls from Union who took part in the "Mother Goose" pageant
at the Chautauqua were Helen and Dorothy Hoyt and Lenice Bixby.
Miss Agnes Laddusaw had the cast removed from her broken limb Monday and
is able now to bear her weight on it.
The G.W. Smith and W.B. Hasbrook families were dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Fresis Friday evening and Mr. and Mrs. Nick Holster Monday
evening. The families enjoyed a picnic dinner at the park Sunday
Calvin Eyres had the misfortune of having his fingers caught in the
harvester last week. He went to LeMars where a physician dressed the
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Chas. Darville, son John Moffett and daughters, Misses Margaret and
Helen, left Sunday evening for their home at Gayville, S. D. after having
spent the past ten days with their daughter and sister, Mrs. Roy McArthur.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Dealy, daughter Merna, and son Kenneth, of Sioux City,
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Uthe on Sunday.
Mrs. Lewis Demaray and four daughters, of Pipestone, Minn., are visiting in
the Fred Rees and J. F. Penning homes.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hennrich and Mrs. Jesse Kennedy motored to Ireton Tuesday
and visited Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hennrich.
Mrs. Dan Mc Arthur, Mr. and Mrs. Miles McArthur and daughters, Ethel and
Joyce, spent Sunday with Mrs. Elizabeth March.
The W.F.M.S. met Wednesday with Mrs. Geo. Jansma. Mrs. Jansma will
entertain the W.H.M.S. next Wednesday.
Relatives here have received word of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs.
C. L. Britton, of Mission Hill, S.D.
Mrs. George Mills, of Pelican Rapids, Minn., spent Friday with Mrs. M. G.
Mr. and Mrs. D. F. McArthur returned home on Friday from Clinton. A niece,
Mrs. Chaffer and children accompanied them home. Mr. McArthur left on
Tuesday for Keokuk.
H. C. Detloff had two cars of cattle on the Sioux City market on Monday.
Mike Foreman shipped hogs to Sioux City on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Woolley, of LeMars, were calling on friends here last
Miss Florence Manz, of LeMars, visited friends here on Wednesday.
Mrs. M. M. Kennedy left Saturday for Great Falls, Mont., to visit her son,
C. A. Kennedy and family.
Mrs. M. G. Mills left on Monday for St. Paul, Minn., called there by illness
of her son, B. F. Mills, who suffered a sunstroke.
Dwight Riter suffered an attack of appendicitis last week but is much
improved at this time.
Mrs. Harry Britton spent the week end at her home in Spencer, returning here
Miss Gladys and Erlynne Kennedy were guests of Miss Ethel Cook on Tuesday.
John Osborne and daughter, Miss Josie, Mr. and Mrs. O.C. Haviland and
daughters, Carol and Ollie, autoed to Mission Hill, S.D., on Sunday and
visited Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Britton.
NOTICE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
The Board of Supervisors of Plymouth county, Iowa, propose to make certain
changes in established county road system of Plymouth county, Iowa, for the
purpose of eliminating, from such road, dangerous crossings and curves and
to decrease the cost of improving and maintaining said road, said changes
are described as follows:
That the county road as now located beginning at the northwest corner of
Section 9, Elkhorn Township, and running thence due south to the southwest
corner of Section 9, Elkhorn Township, thence due east to the northwest
corner of Section 14, Elkhorn Township, be abandoned as part of the said
county road system, and in lieu thereof said road shall be established as
Beginning at the northwest corner of Section 9, Elkhorn Township, (90-44)
and running thence east along the north line of Sections 9, 10, 11, 12,
Elkhorn Township, (90-44) and section 7 Garfield Township, (90-43) to the
northeast corner Section 7, Garfield Township, (90-43), also the road
beginning at the northeast corner of Section 10, Elkhorn Township, (90-44)
and running due south one mile to the northeast corner of Section 15,
Elkhorn Township, (90-44)
Said Board of Supervisors have fixed the 20th day of July at 10 a.m. at the
office of the said Board of Supervisors in the Court House at LeMars, Iowa,
for a hearing on said proposed changes at which time and place all persons
interested either in favor of, or against, said proposed changes may appear
and be heard by said Board.
(Signed) F.W. Stamp, County Auditor
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
July 19, 1921
IS GIVEN SOLDIER BURIAL
HARRY BERGSTROM’S BODY BURIED AT HUDSON
Jacob G. Koenig, Clay Butler, Dr. H. F. Rubel, C. Lorenzen, H. Beck, Chas.
Clair, H. Hastert, W. Utech and F. O. Jacobs went to Hudson, S.D., on Sunday
to attend the funeral of Harry Bergstrom. Harry Bergstrom died from wounds
received while fighting in the Argonne woods in France, on October 16, 1918.
He was in the thick of the fight and had been previously wounded and gassed
and had been in the hospital prior to the fight in the Argonne, but had
rejoined his company. He volunteered for service before he was eighteen
years of age and was a member of old Company K, and was on the border before
going across to France. He was only nineteen years of age when he fell in
battle, fighting for his country.
The funeral was attended by four thousand people, and the services were held
in the opera house at Hudson, and the procession from the hall to the grave
side was a mile and a half in length. Rev. J. J. Steele, of Sioux City, a
former LeMars pastor, preached the funeral sermon. Schoolmates of Harry
Bergstrom, who spent his early boyhood days near Hudson before coming to
LeMars, acted as pallbearers, and the members of old Company K acted as
escort and fired a last volley over the grave of their comrade.
FIND BURIED MONEY
Workman Digging a Well Uncover Treasure
Maurice Times: Workmen, who were digging a well on the Nic Roghair farm
discovered a fruit jar containing $800. The money was in bills except $70,
which was in gold. The money had evidently been buried a long time for the
paper money crumbled when handled. Mr. Roghair thinks it was buried by his
sister, who died a number of years ago.
July 22, 1921
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Eldon Riter visited Sunday at Rock Rapids returning home Monday.
Wm. Utech and Albert Lundgren shipped hogs to Sioux City on Monday.
Gordon Jansma, of Hospers, is visiting in the home of his brother, Geo. and
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Groetken were guests of Mrs. E. March.
Constance Chapman returned Thursday from Oelwein where she visited the past
Mrs. Arthur Reeves visited her daughter, Mrs. Robert Chambers, of LeMars on
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Haviland, of Jefferson, S.D., were Sunday dinner guests
of Mrs. Susan Haviland.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Uthe, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hennrich were Merrill visitors
T. Parker and son, Hale, left for Worthington, Minn., last Saturday in their
car where they visited Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Merritt.
Mrs. Weirda and son, of Hospers, are visiting this week with their daughter
and sister, Mrs. Geo. Jansma.
Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Schaffhauser and children of Hospers, were Sunday guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Lancaster.
Wesley Green of Sioux City, motored here last Sunday and visited in the home
of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Albro.
Mr. and Mrs. Chambers of LeMars visited Tuesday with Mrs. Chambers parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reeves.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Bray and children of LeMars were guests of Mrs. Bray's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hawkins, on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hennrich and Dwight Riter, who spent a few weeks with her
uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. M. Myers, returned home with them.
Emerson Kennedy returned Sunday from Akron where he spent the past four
weeks with his cousin, John March.
The W.H.M.S. met on Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Geo. Jansma. After the
business and literary program a delicious lunch was served by the hostess.
J. F. March and sons, of Akron, spent Sunday with Mr. March's mother, Mrs.
Elizabeth March. Miss Erlynne Kennedy accompanied them home for a week's
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Jansma and son, Clayton, left in their car Saturday for
Hospers and Beaver Creek, Minn., to visit relatives and friends. They
returned Sunday evening.
Dr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Koch and sons, Horace and Gilbert, of Morningside,
called on friends here last Friday. They were autoing to Green Lake for a
two weeks outing.
Mrs. M.G. Mills returned on Sunday from St. Paul where she was called by the
illness of her son, B. F. Mills, who was much improved when she left.
Chas. Riter and daughters, Alice and Dorothea, of Carroll, were guests of
Mr. Riter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Riter.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Deely and children of Sioux City and Mrs. Henry Detloff,
of LeMars were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Uthe on Sunday. They left in the
afternoon for Lake Okoboji for a two weeks outing. Robert Dealy, who has
spent the past month with the Riter boys, accompanied his parents to the
About twenty neighbors and friends of J. F. Penning, who has been sick since
last fall, gathered at his home last Monday evening and went into the
harvest field where they shocked about fifty acres of grain. The neighbors
put in Mr. Penning's grain in the spring and he feels very grateful to all
who were kind enough to help.
A booze runner from Sioux city had about 24 quarts of hootch stolen from him in Kingsley a week ago.
W.E. Wilson, who had been in the hospital at Sioux City for several weeks where he underwent an operation for appendicitis, was brought home Sunday.
Some threshing has been done this week and last and the oat crop is making a yield of from 40 - 50 bushels per acre and in most cases is said to be of very good quality.
From the News Times
Mrs. Ray Trout who has been seriously ill for the past several weeks is now reported as improving nicely.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Gale Foft, Tuesday, July 12, a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Wilson, of Ottawa, Ill., and Mrs. Paul Downing of Tipton, Iowa, are visiting at the Wm. Gilmour home and with Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Wingert and family.
CRAIG: (from the Independent)
Miss Clara Eggebrecht and brother, Herman (Butch) left Saturday for Howard, S.D., to spend a week or so visiting with relatives.
New oats being brought to the market weigh about ten bushels lighter to the 36 inch wagon box than it did last year and barley is as heavy or heavier.
Miss Elvina Lunchen, sister to Mrs. Onnie Croon, became sick with appendicitis the first of the week and was taken to LeMars and operated upon.
Mrs. Herman Frerichs run a needle into one of her hands last Sunday which broke off deep in and could not be located at home. It became necessary to go to LeMars and have an X-ray taken before the imbedded part could be located so as to be extracted.
Will Fluegel and Will Fett motored here from Harrisburg, S.D., Tuesday and visited until Wednesday evening. Mr. Fiegel said the hail storm that visited his section of the country in June missed him a half mile and that his corn is dandy.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ericson and Mr. and Mrs. John Plueger motored to Rembrandt, Iowa, Saturday to visit at the home of the women's mother and then go on to Lake Okaboji for a jolly vacation and recreation.
The eight month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Etto Heien drank a quantity of poison fly paper the latter part of last week. Quick administration of handy home remedy given by the mother saved the little one from disastrous results. The child, in its innocent perambulation about the house, pulled herself up to a window sill on which was a saucer containing the poison sipped the saucer and drank the poisoned water.
The congregation of St. John's Lutheran church at a special meeting held Sunday to consider the resignation of Rev. J. Vollmar as their pastor, made two weeks ago, decided, without a dissenting vote, not to accept his resignation. So he will continue to occupy the pulpit which has been his ever since that edifice was dedicated to the Lutheran denomination, or a matter of ten years or better.
John Keiser arrived here from Mt. Olive, Saturday and stopped only a short time to visit relatives and friends. He was on his way to near Canby, Minn., where he will spend considerable time helping his son, Will, with his work. Will, being sick for considerable time and not able to do things just as they ought to be done on a farm at harvest time.
Miss Elizabeth Russ of Hooper, Neb., sister of Mrs. LeRoy Edwards, and a friend Miss De Laney, arrived in Craig Tuesday for a visit. That evening Miss Russ was taken very sick with what at first was thought to be appendicitis and she was rushed to St. Joseph's hospital at Sioux City for treatment and a probably operation. Word came Wednesday noon that an operation had been performed and that the young lady was recovering nicely.
IRETON: (from the Hawarden Independent)
J. W. Schonnie, an old time nursery man, has been here the past week visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D.R. Stewart.
Mrs. Geo. Ewers, of LeMars, visited here several days last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D.R. Stewart, Lloyd Ewers and Miss Ethel Rowe drove up for LeMars Sunday and took her home again.
Dan Nichaus is able to be about again, having about recovered from his recent accident on the railroad. The railroad claim agent was here the first of the week and made a satisfactory adjustment of his claim again at the Northwestern Company.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Irwin and daughter, Miss Grace, departed for their home at Morningside last Friday. Miss Grace was taken seriously ill just before the close of school about two months ago and her parents have been here with her almost constantly since then. She has about recovered from her illness but is still quite weak as result of her siege of sickness.
Miss Helen Dale was united in marriage with Henry Boggs at six o'clock Saturday evening, July 16th, at the home of Katherine S. Day in Chicago. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Dale and grew to young womanhood in this city. The will live in Chicago.
M.O. Kidwiler's clothing store was broken into some time Monday night and the intruders carried off a considerable quantity of clothing. The robbery was not discovered until Mr. Kidwiler opened up the store Tuesday morning. While it is a bit difficult to estimate his loss accurately Mr. Kidwiler placed it roughly at around $6000.
Mrs. T.J. Parrott passed away at her home in Ireton at 12:30 o'clock Monday morning following an immediate illness of only two weeks duration. Ida S. Brower was born at Oswego, N.Y., Feb. 26, 1850. When fifteen years of age she moved west with her parents and settled in Sioux City. One year later they moved to Sergeant Bluffs where she lived until 1868. In that year she was united in marriage with Thomas J. Parrott, who departed this life on March 31, 1905, in Sioux City. She was the mother of ten children, five of who are left to mourn her departure. The children are: Thomas J. Parrott, of Sisseton, S.D., Frank J. Parrott, Mrs. Ruby Belle Burris and Russell L. Parrott of Ireton, and Cornelia M. Parrott, of Omaha, Neb.
REMSEN: (from the Bell Enterprise)
Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Esser departed Tuesday morning on an auto trip to Austin, Minn., where they attended the wedding of Dr. Esser's sister, Miss Melinda Esser.
Martin Ludwig was in Sioux City last Thursday with a carload of heavy beeves, and was successful in getting the highest price paid in Sioux City this year for this class of cattle. The lot averaged 1470 pounds in weight and brought the owner $8.35 per hundred. The critters were Shorthorns.
The Mike Treinen home in Remsen was the gathering place for a large crowd of friends last Thursday evening, the women having called to offer their congratulations on the 88th birthday anniversary of Mrs. Susan Beehen who is Mrs. Treinen's mother and who is making her home with the Treinen family. The hours were spent chiefly at cards in which first prize was won by Mrs. Math Koob, while Mrs. H. Kipp received consolation award.
Barney Mai and son John started out with their threshing outfit Tuesday doing their first work of the season at the Nick Mai place. John Ruba is assisting the crew and will remain in their employ for several weeks. Threshermen are getting less for their services this year than they did during the 1920 season. Last year the price for oats and barley was 4 cents per bushel with the farmer furnishing the fuel, while the present rate is 3 cents, with the threshermen furnishing the fuel.
Elmer W. Reading, of Council Bluffs, is the new school superintendent employed by the Remsen school board for the coming term. Mr. Reading was elected from among many applicants at the last regular meeting of the board and was here last Saturday to look over the school and get acquainted with the local officials. Mr. Reading is a young man with good recommendations and has had eight years of teaching experience. He is a graduate of Creighton University of Omaha, from which institution he holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts. During the past year he was an instructor at Parnell, Iowa. Mr. Reading is a single man.
Elen Wiederholdt was badly scalded last Saturday evening from water from a farm tractor radiator and was unable to work for several days. Mr. Wiederholdt, who farms south of town, had just finished the days work in cutting grain and was about to start for the house, when he removed the cap from the radiator to see how much water was left. The water was boiling and shot into the air when the cap was removed, descending on Mr. Weiderholdt, scaling his chest and arms. His injuries were attended to by a physician and he was obliged to seek help for his farm work early in the week.