Iowa Old Press
The Hinton Progress, July 12, 1928
DEATH CLAIMS OLD RESIDENT
Death claimed Mrs. Augusta Henrietta Krause at her home, 127 Fourth Avenue
NW, early Sunday morning. Death came suddenly consequent on an acute attack
of heart trouble. She was 70 years of age.
Augusta Henrietta Pobantz was born in the province of Posen, Germany,
December 4, 1857, where she grew to young womanhood and came with relatives
to America 46 years ago. She was married while living in Wisconsin to John
Golm. Nine children were born to their union eight of whom survive her. They
are Herman, of Cires, Washington; Theodore of San Diego, Cal.; Paul of
Lamona, Washington; August of Clarks Fork, Idaho; Mrs. Pauline Cloud, of
Sioux City; Mrs. Mathilda Weber, of Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Erma Sampson, of
Fargo, N.D.; Mrs. Olga Earnest, of this city.
Her husband, John Golm, preceded her in death many years ago. There are 21
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters
residing in Wisconsin and a brother and sister living in Germany.
Mrs. Golm was married to Ferdinand Krause in 1903 and on May this year, they
celebrated their silver wedding.
There are four stepchildren, Otto Krause, Albert Krause, Reinhold Krause of
Lincoln Township, and Mrs. Pauline Wiebking of Fairmont, Minn.
Mrs. Krause was a charter member of St. John's Lutheran Church and a member
of the Ladies Aid society and was active in community and church affairs.
She was a devoted wife and mother and a good neighbor who enjoyed the
respect and esteem of all who knew her.
The funeral will be held from the home Thursday afternoon at 1:30 and
services will be conducted at 2 o'clock in St. John's church, Rev. J.J.
Vollmar officiating. The interment will be made in the family plot at the
Lincoln Township Cemetery.
~Note: Calculated date of death per this obituary is Sunday, July 8, 1928.
Friday, July 20, 1928
Jas. C. Gillespie, Publisher
Entered at the postoffice at LeMars, Iowa, as second class mail matter
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Deegan Brothers received a carload of sheep on Wednesday.
T.C. Parker, of LeMars, was calling on friend here on Saturday.
Jacob Mars, of Hospers, is here spending a few days with his son Lige and
Mrs. Jessie Kennedy went to Sheldon on Tuesday to spend a few days with her
sister and family, Mrs. Dan McArthur.
Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Lancaster and son, Vincent, and Mr. and Mrs. John
Lancaster, Jr., were among the Sioux City visitors on Friday.
T.K. Chapman and John Osborne went with Wm. Deegan, of LeMars, to Gayville,
S.D., last Friday, returning in the afternoon.
A.S. Knowlton, of LeMars, formerly of here was up on Friday. He is going to
Idaho to visit his brother, Roscoe and family.
Mr. and Mrs. John Whitman, Mrs. B. Miller, of LeMars, Mr. and Mrs. Egbert
Whitman, of Galesburg, Ill., were calling here on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Shemmel motored to Sioux City on Wednesday and to Heron
Lake, Minn., on Sunday to see Mrs. Shemmel's parents.
Miss Genevieve Metcalf, of Sioux City, came up on Sunday with her father,
Rev. M.L. Metcalf and went on to the lakes with him for a week's outing.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Chapman and Mr. and Mrs. John Lancaster, Jr., motored to
Kingsley on Thursday to hear the Hawaiian players that have been
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Harker and daughter, Alvina and son, William, of
Hawarden, and Miss Edith Harker, of Oelwein, visited in the home of their
aunt, Mrs. E. March, on Sunday.
Mrs. Lora Baldwin and daughter, Verna, and Miss Katherine Faust, of Spirit
Lake, were among the friends of the League program. Miss Verna gave three
readings which were enjoyed.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stronks and sons, Leland and Teddy, of Alton, were
guests on Sunday evening in the Grant Chapman home. Mrs. Stronks being a
school friend of Constance Chapman.
Miss Lucile March returned, Friday, from Colorado where she has been for the
past three weeks at Estes Park. Miss Norma Leek and Mrs. Roff, of Sioux
City, came with her for a short visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Vern Burris, of Sioux City, and Mrs. Charley Darville, of
Gayville, S.D., visited in the R.M. McArthur home, Saturday evening. Mrs.
Darville is staying for a week with her daughters.
The Elgin Community club will meet with Mrs. Grant Chapman on July 26th for
a picnic. Mrs. Chapman to furnish wieners, buns and coffee and the other
ladies to bring other things for picnic lunch.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Shemmel had as guests this week, Mrs. Wm. Sater and
children, of South Sioux City, Misses Margaret Davis and Loretta Ulven ,
Lenord Carlson, and Allen Benjour, of Rockford, Illinois.
Dick Smidt shelled corn, Thursday, and George Stiegersma hauled for him.
Mrs. J. F. Deegan went to Shenandoah on Friday returning on Saturday. She
went with her niece, Miss Maud Fitzpatrick, of LeMars.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Woodhouse, of Thomas, S.D., spent the past few days with
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker.
Mrs. Clark and son, Franklin and James, of LeMars, visited in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Ewin on Tuesday.
The eighth grade scholars of our school went to LeMars for their diplomas on
Thursday afternoon. Goldie Moore, Margie Riter, Ethel Britton, and Donald
Reeves of this locality were amongst those that received diplomas.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pech are the proud parents of a little daughter born last
week. Mrs. Hannah Pech is taking care of them and getting acquainted with
her little grand daughter. Mrs. Ira Lancaster is helping take care of Mrs.
Siege at Struble in Mrs. Pech's place.
The Epworth League gave a program on Friday night to get money to defray the
expenses of the delegates that went to the Methodist Institute at Lake
Okoboji. There was a small but appreciative audience. The delegates left
Monday morning for the week. There were Pauline Riter, Myrtle Hinde, Goldie
Moore, and Geraldine Lancaster. The girls are to stay at Rev. and Mrs.
Metcalf's cottage. Others are going for part time.
The Alderson families went to Wayne, Neb., to meet the Alderson's from
O'Neill where they had a family picnic. Those going from here were J.
Alderson, John and Sadie Alderson, Mr. and Mrs. Elam Chapman and sons,
Orville and Marion, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Cooper,
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Ewin and children, and Vincent Lancaster. Marie Wilson
came home with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Cooper.
ELGIN: (Special Correspondence)
John Mandelkow motored to Ellsworth, Minn., Tuesday.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Pech Sunday, July 15.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pech spent the weekend with friends in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Mr. and Mrs. George Mills, of Mankato, Minn., visited in the George Laughton
home Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Dorothy Moran returned to her home at Ellsworth, Minn., Tuesday, after
an extended visit with relatives in this vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kohler and son, Herbert, and daughter, Doris, Mrs. Agnes
Ladenberger and Dwight Ladenberger, of LeMars, visited Tuesday in the Ed
June 25, 1928
[Front Page News]
FORMER CRAIG MAN GETS FORTY YEARS
Louis Klass, Is Sentenced For a Bank Robbery In Minnesota-Gave Himself Up
Louis Klass, former Craig merchant, who only lived in that town a short time
and who managed in that time to acquire a reputation as not being quite
straight, has been sentenced to forty years in a Minnesota penitentiary for
bank robbery. A press dispatch says:
"Sentence of from five to 40 years in the Minnesota state penitentiary was
meted out to Louis Klass, former Sioux City bootlegger, when he was found
guilty of robbing the First National Bank of Spring Valley, Minn."
Klass, who since his departure from Sioux City, where he was arrested for
bootlegging in 1924, is said to have been traveling under the euphonious
name "Udra Klashtorni," created a sensation at Preston, Minn., several days
ago, when he appeared and gave himself up in connection with the robbery.
With the admission that he "understood they wanted him," and wanted to "get
it over with," Klass, alias Klashtorni, is reported to have turned himself
over to Preston officers. Sentence was pronounced by Judge Norman Peterson.
Mrs. Frank Levins will be hostess on Friday night, June 29, to the Gateway
Card Club in her home.
MARBLE CHAMP TURNS OUT TO BE A LIFE SAVER
Leo "Snookie" Van Asma, who covered himself with glory when he won the
Plymouth county marble tournament championship this spring, has now added
more to his laurels, this time a life saver. [Note: There is a great
snapshot of "Snookie" with this article.]
Snookie was out swimming at the Scout swimming pool Saturday, with a lot of
other boys and girls, and the life saver had just stepped inside his little
house for a moment, when there was a great commotion. Lois Kern, who was
wading along the shore-line, had gone in beyond her depth. She had ducked
under a couple of times. Stewart Jackson, Red Cross swimming instructor,
came tearing down the bank, but he saw immediately that "Snookie" had gone
to the rescue. The boy dived in and brought the struggling girl to shore,
where she quickly recovered her breath and was none the worse for the
NEW BRIDE AT MERRILL
Merrill, Ia., June 23. (Special)
The marriage of Ed Albright of Merrill and Vera Walters, of Elk Point, S.D.,
took place at that city Tuesday, June 12.
Both of the contracting parties are well known in Merrill, the bride raving
taught in the Merrill Public School for a number of years and the
bride-groom is employed at the Pew Implement house.
Following a short wedding trip through Minnesota they will make their home
in the Lemke house. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Albright of Merrill attended the
The music pupils of Mrs. Anna Bellaire gave a recital at her home Friday
afternoon. The audience composed mostly of relatives and friends of the
pupils, were most enthusiastic in their praise of the work done by the
pupils. Following are the names on the program:
Martha Braun, Coletta Hofmann, Arthur Bellaire, Shirley Schultz, Orville
Nemmers, Rosalia Nuebel, Richard Schaefer, Bonnie Heller, Leo Groetken,
Gladys Campbell, Carl Freymann, Verna Nemmers, Clothilda Meis, Carl
Tentinger, Eloise Rohlf, Mary Braun, Helen Thoma, Rosemary Poeckes, Leona
Braun, Clementine Poeckes, Raymond Stoffel, Clarice Nemmers, Robert
Bellaire, Florence Vanderwicken, Richard Bellaire, Margaret Wiltgen, Evelyn
LIGHTNING HITS PUETZ HOME
A bolt of lightning did a little damage to the Frank Puetz home, east of
here, Thursday night. It struck the corner of the house, splitting the wood
and knocking some plaster off the wall inside. The family was in another
room when the crash came, and the force of the bolt was felt quite hard.
AUTO SPILL NEAR LE MARS THURSDAY
Car Belonging to Henry Berkenpas Is Damaged and Young Daughter Is Hurt
While driving to LeMars Thursday afternoon, Henry Berkenpas had a spill with
his car about four miles southeast of here, near the John Becker farm. The
car was considerably damaged, and Mr. Berkenpas' young daughter received
cuts and bruises which necessitated bringing her to LeMars for surgical
treatment. She was able to return home at once.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Von Zwol of Sheldon were week-end visitors in the H. L.
GRALAPP-SUDDUTH WEDDING IS HELD
Popular Young Couple Will Make Home in LeMars In The Future
The marriage of Elmer C. Gralapp, son of Louis Gralapp, of LeMars, and Miss
Bernice R. Sudduth, daughter of Ira Sudduth, of Rock Rapids, took place
Tuesday at the residence of Adrian L. Bowers, 827 Central Avenue SW, an
uncle of the bride. The ceremony was solemnized at noon in the presence of
a few relatives and intimate friends. Rev. F. Earl Burgess, pastor of the
First Methodist Church, officiated at the service. The strains of
Mendehohn's wedding march, played on the piano by Mrs. Adrian Bowers,
heralded the young people as they took their places at a floral alter,
bedecked in spring and summer flowers, carrying out in effect the color
scheme of peach and white.
The attendants were Miss Frances Davis, a close friend of the bride, and
Clifford Gralapp, a brother of the bridegroom.
The bride was attired in a becoming gown of peach chiffon with lace and
trimmings, and her bridesmaid wore a pretty dress of peach georgette with
accessories to match. The bride carried a bouquet of lovely Ophelia roses
and the bridesmaid carried a shower bouquet of sweet peas.
Following the ceremony and congratulations, a three course wedding dinner
was served. Table hostesses were Mrs. Lloyd Ewers, Mrs. Robert ____, Mrs.
Harold Pattison and Miss Dollie Hinde.
Mr. and Mrs. Gralapp left on a honeymoon trip to the northern lakes and on
their return will be at home to the friends at 434 Third Avenue ?.W.
The bride has been employed at the Blackburn store in this city and has made
many friends and is very popular in social and community circles.
Mr. Gralapp is a LeMars boy, having attended school and college here, and
has clerked in various stores.
FIRECRACKER BREAKS GLASS LOCAL HOME
A cannon cracker which broke a window in the H. S. Martin home and other
complaints have caused Mayor Wallace Winslow to republish Ordinance No. 64,
which legislates against the use of fireworks at times other than July
Fourth. The ordinance appears in another part of the today's paper.
Just how the damage was done at the city attorney's home is not know. The
family had just left the room. Hearing an explosion, they returned and
found the window broken and a ragged hole torn in the screen. The end of a
small firecracker was found on the floor, indicating, but its small size and
great power, that it was one of the violent kinds that are filled with
dynamite or one of the fulminates.
Investigation disclosed that the firecracker was either stuck in a hole in
the screen and lighted, or shot into the screen by means of a slingshot or
home-made cannon, possibly from a vacant lot across the street.
FINDS OLD PRAIRIE CLUB MEMBER BOOK
John De Raad Finds Relic In Attic Of Old Cap Moreton House
While cleaning up the attic of the old Cap Moreton house on the farm now
owned by John Sullivan, John DeRaad, present tenant of that place, ran
across a relic of the palmy days of Plymouth county when LeMars was an
This was a book of rules and regulations and a list of members, printed in
1882. The book has a canvas cover, nibbled by mice, and the paper is
yellowed with age.
Here are some abstracts from the booklet:
The Prairie club is established on a social and non-political basis. It
shall consist of British subjects. The number of members is limited to 150,
with power to the committee to increase.
The entrance fee shall be $25, and the annual subscription $16, unless a
member resides more than 10 miles from LeMars, when the subscription fee
shall be $12. These subscriptions are allowed to be paid in quarterly
Strangers are allowed to be introduced to the club for a period of one
month. By 'strangers' is meant only those who have no moneyed interest or
business with the state.
Newly arrived colonists are allowed to be introduced to the club for a
period of one week, provided such introduction takes place within fourteen
days after arrival.
The bar shall not be open before 9 a.m. and shall close punctually every
evening at 11 o'clock. On Sundays the bar shall not be open until 1 p.m. No
treating among members allowed.
No dogs allowed.
The only card games allowed to be played are whist, ecarte, piquet,
cribbage, casino, bezique and euchre. Points limited to 10c.
The following is a list of members at the time the booklet was printed:
J.W. Astley, G. G. Bather, C. F. Benson, C. W. Benson, M. Bloomfield, H. E.
Briggs, W. C. Briggs, J. C. Brockbank,
M. J. Chapman, H.C. Christian, F. B. Close, J. B. Close, W. B. Close, J. H.
St. Clowes, W. L. Clowes, A. D. Colledge, H. M. Courage, A. J. Culpoys, Rev.
H. N. Cunningham,
C.Dacres, S.B.M. Dawson, Damer, F. Dealtry, A.R.T. Dent, M. Dodsworth, J.
Douglas, G. C. Dowing, H. Drake,
C. H. Eccles, P. G. Elccles, C. Eller, ________________,
M. G. Farquhar, W. Farquhar, R. Fullbrook, Col. Fenton,
G. Garnett, S. W. Gaskell, A. Gee, A.B.C. Gibson, C. H. Golightly, J. H.
Grayson, R. Grouse, H. D. Gunner,
H. P. Hathaway, A. R. Heitland, R.J. Hill, H. Hillyard, Lord Hobart, F.
Hon. R. C. Jervis, Hon. C. L. Jervis, D.G. Johnson,
R. B. Kennard, G. Maitland-Kirwan, L. Maitland-Kirwan,
A. Langley, A. G. Lascelles, A. H. M. Lord, L. Leycester, W. E. Lockhart,
Maclagan, G. C., Maclagan, R. B., A. W. Maitland, M. Margesson, S. Milne,
Ede Moleyns, F. Moreton, H. Moreton, Capt. Hon. R. Moreton,
A. Paget, F. Paley, A. Parke, T. Payne, R. Payne, H. Paul, W. Paulton, W.A.
Paulton, H. De Pledge, J. T. Pierce, H. Prescott, J. H. Preston, F. R.
O. J. Raymond, H. Rickards, F. C. Roberts, E. Robertson, Capt. F. R.
Robinson, F. E. Romanes, A. Ronaldson,
H. A. Simms, W. D. Simpson, A.T. Sutton, W. G. Stoner, J. W. Stubbs,
L. Taylor, T.C. Taylor,
J. W. Wakefield, R. Walker, H. N. Waller, W. H. Wann, J. B. Warren, H. A.
Watson, J. Wild, E. P. Williamson, E. Wistanley.
Honorary members were: Mayor C. P. Woodard, T. L. Bowman, P. F. Dalton, W.
H. Dent, A. H. Lawrence, and F. Marek.
STANTON: (By Special Correspondent)
Clarence Schulz is treating his house to several coats of paint which
improves its appearance very much.
Miss Elsie Schulz entertained the Girls' Seleco club at her home on
Wednesday, June 20. There was six girls and their former leader, Mrs. M. J.
Bixby, and their present leader, Mrs. George Schrooten. After the meeting
the hostess served a delicious afternoon luncheon.
Mrs. Hauschild spent Sunday afternoon visiting in the Wm. Stoewer home.
Large crowds are attending the ball games in Stanton.
Thomas Britt is having the buildings repainted on his farm. Matern of
LeMars is doing the work.
The Carl Bowers family attended the wedding of their niece, Miss Bernice
Sudduth to E. Gralapp, of LeMars, Tuesday.
The girls of Stanton township are busy organizing a kittenball team. They
have been practicing evenings at the Stanton baseball diamond.
Miss Lillian and Shirley Kehrberg returned home after a visit in the home of
their sister, Mrs. Verne Schwenderman, of Fort Dodge.
Ileen Roush is assisting Mrs. C.F. Werth with the house work at the present
G.C. Schulz has been on the sick list.
Virginia Bates is visiting in the Harry Schrooten home.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kowalke and son, Roger, spent Sunday at the G. C.