Iowa Old Press
LeMars Sentinel, Tuesday, November 14, 1933, Page 1, Column 6:
POLICE ARREST GATE CRASHER
ROY MARTIN, FARMER OF KINGSLEY, TAKEN WITH GUN IN HIS POSSESSION
Police indicated Friday forenoon they will release Roy Martin, 32,
Kingsley, without charge, although he is said to have had a revolver in his
possession Thursday night when arrested at Ninth and Pearl, says the Sioux
Martin, police said, accompanied a party of about thirty men from
Merrill, Iowa, to Sioux City. The group tried to "crash the gate" at the
night meeting of the Sioux City Milk Producers association in the Armory,
but were turned away.
It was reported they came to Sioux City after attending a brief Farm
Holiday association meeting in Merrill.
When police refused to admit the men to the milk meeting they
congregated in a lunchroom across the street from the Armory. As the milk
meeting adjourned a squad of police entered the lunchroom and proceeded to
"shake down" the group. All were permitted to leave after being "frisked"
except Martin, who was taken to the police station.
Martin was one of more than 100 men arrested last May when the Iowa
National Guard occupied Plymouth county under martial law. The troopers
later released Martin without charge.
Questioned by police and Sheriff Ralph E. Rippey, of Plymouth county,
Martin is said to have admitted a scar over his eye is the mark of gun
wounds received in the highway battle just west of Sioux City last February
3, in which R. D. Markell, milk trucker, was fatally wounded.
A charge of carrying a concealed weapon was filed by police against Ray
Martin, 30, of Kingsley, who was arrested at the Armory after police found a
revolver in his possession. Martin was arrested during a meeting of the
Milk Producers Association.
A pretty home wedding was celebrated at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Barth
Miller in Johnson township Wednesday, November 8, when their daughter,
Mildred A. Miller, became the bride of Frank Johnson, of Akron. The
ceremony took place at 2:30 and was performed by the Rev. C. W. Samuelson,
pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran church in Akron. Miss Laverne Anderson
played the Lohengrin wedding chorus as the bridal party took places under a
blue and white floral bell. The ring service was used. The bridesmaid and
bridegroom were Mrs. Clara Morehead, sister of the bride and Clifford
Kilstrom, nephew of the groom. Shirley Johnson, little niece of the bride,
acted as ringbearer.
The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barth Millers, of Johnson
township, where she has grown to young womanhood. The groom is the youngest
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jan Janson, of Akron. He has resided in Akron a number
of years, and is in charge of the delivery service for several local stores.
Both young people are well and favorably known in the community, and have a
host of friends who offer congratulations and wishes for a long and happy
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride's
parents and a fine dinner served to about fifty relatives and friends. The
house and table decorations were in the bride's chosen colors, blue and
The newly married couple will make their home with the groom's parents in
Mrs. J. J. DePree and sons, Donald and Wilbur, moved Sunday into the H. H.
Dickman residence where they will make their future home.
November 16, 1933
MRS. C. E. WOOLWORTH TAKEN BY DEATH
Mrs. Clarence Woolworth, 28 years of age, died in a Sioux City hospital
Wednesday morning of childbirth. The baby daughter survives.
Viola Annie Trafton was born at Emerson, Nebr., January 26, 1905, and with
her parents moved to Leeds when she was a small girl. She was united in
marriage to C. E. Woolworth on December 9, 1924, and made their home on a
farm southeast of Hinton where they have since resided. She was a member of
Olivet Presbyterian church.
Surviving are her husband; her father, Fred Trafton; and two brothers,
Harold and Raymond Trafton, all of Sioux City, and the infant daughter.
The funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the
Presbyterian church in Leeds.