Iowa Old Press
January 5, 1939
DOLLY HINDE, GEO. CLARK WED
United in Marriage At Salix-News From Seney
SENEY: (By Special Correspondent)
Miss Dolly Hinde of LeMars and Geo. Clark of Sioux City were quietly married
on Dec. 24. The wedding took place in the home of Rev. M.L. Metcalf, in
Salix, Iowa, Rev. Metcalf officiating. They left immediately for Colorado,
where they will visit relatives. Mrs. Clark was born and reared in the Seney
community and her many friends extend congratulations.
Mrs. Vera Lehmer and Mrs. Mildred Schuchardt returned to their homes in
Elgin, Neb., Saturday after a few days visit in the homes of their cousins,
M.J. and Vincent Lancaster and Mrs. Lizzie Hawkins.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kurtz of Merrill attended church here Sunday morning and
were afternoon visitors in the home of Mrs. Kurtz's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy McArthur entertained a group of relatives in their home on
New Years. The guest list included Mr. and Mrs. Melvin McArthur and sons,
Gordon and Ronald, of LeMars, Mr. and Mrs. Irving McArthur of Sioux City,
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Buss and son, Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. Alex McArthur.
Edwin Lancaster left Sunday night to resume his studies in the state
university at Iowa City, Ia., after spending his holiday vacation in the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Lancaster. Mr. Lancaster is a post
graduate at the university.
Howard and Orville Nanninga left Monday by automobile for San Jose, Calif.,
where they are employed after a week's visit with relatives here. They were
accompanied by Lee Hinde, who will visit his brother, Allen, for awhile.
Miss Ruth McArthur, who had spent the past week with relatives in Sioux
City, returned home Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jenkins and daughter, Charlotte, and son, Darrell, of
Sioux City, were callers in town, Monday evening.
The teachers and scholars of our school, returned Monday to resume their
studies after a weeks vacation over the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Reeves spent Christmas with their son, Donald, and wife,
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. Finnell in Center___. Mr. and Mrs. Finnell
are the parents of Mrs. Donald Reeves.
Miss Arlene Boysen, a teacher in our school, spent the holiday vacation in
January 9, 1939
NORTH GRANT: (By Special Correspondent)
Many attended the funeral of Bert Miller at the Plymouth Presbyterian church
on Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ludwigs and Mr. and Mrs. Claus Siebens and daughter
Frances were Thursday evening visitors in the Ed Plueger home.
Mr. and Mrs. Louie Kruse are the proud parents of a baby boy born them Dec.
Mr. Hilbert Hennigs was a Craig caller on Friday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kruse, Mr. and Mrs. Hilbert Hennigs and son Lloyd, Mr.
John Plueger and son George were Wednesday evening visitors in the Claus
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Plueger and son Dwaine were among those who enjoyed a
family dinner on New Year's Day in the Hank Ludwigs home near Chatsworth.
Many relatives and friends gathered in the Dick Plueger home on Sunday
evening to remind their son, Kenneth, of his birthday.
The Grant Lutheran League will hold their monthly meeting in the Lutheran
school house on Sunday evening with Elmer Johnson entertaining.
Mr. and Mrs. John Plueger and family were Sunday evening visitors in the
Richard Plueger home.
The Grant Ladies Aid will meet in the Lutheran School on Wednesday afternoon
with Mrs. Siebel Harms entertaining.
Mr. Claus Siebens was a caller in the Bill Kruse home on Monday.
Many attended the Geo. Popken farm sale on Tuesday afternoon east of LeMars.
ELKHORN: (By Special Correspondent)
Mr. and Mrs. Emory Kurtz and family, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bolton and family
and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wink were entertained in the Herman Kurtz home New
Mrs. Emory Kurtz and daughter, Joan, spent several days last week in the
Chas. Alger home caring for Mrs. Alger who has been sick.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Oelson from Oklahoma City, Okla., spent Christmas in the
home of Mrs. Oleson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Kope.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Teisinger left Monday for their home at Kansas City after
spending the holidays in the home of Mrs. Teisinger's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
SENEY: (By Special Correspondent)
Miss Nina Forbes returned on Sunday evening to resume her work as grammar
teacher in our school after spending a week's vacation with relatives near
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Neubert, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Walker of Hudson, Iowa,
who were married Christmas Day, arrived here Wednesday for a short visit in
the home of Rev. and Mrs. Richard Mohler. Rev. Mohler is a brother of the
bride and officiated at the wedding.
Mrs. Melvin Mock and daughter, Melva Rae, are visiting a few days in the
home of Mrs. Clarence Albert, who is sick.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Utech entertained Mrs. Lizzie Buss and daughter, Marian,
and son, Earl, in their home New Years Day.
Members of the Home Missionary society and their husbands were entertained
at a party in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hawkins New Years Eve. The
guests enjoyed the evening by playing Chinese Checkers and refreshments were
served by the host and hostess at midnight. John Osborne and Mr. and Mrs.
Irving McArthur were guests of the society.
Orthel Mock of Sioux City, spent Saturday in the C.F. Nanninga home.
Mrs. Martha Cook spent Wednesday with her sister, Mrs. Frank Becker.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Penning spent New Years Eve with Mr. and Mrs. Alex
McArthur. The evening was spent in playing cards and Chinese Checkers. At
the midnight hour the party enjoyed a luncheon of ice cream and cake.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Rees entertained relatives on New Years Day. They had
as their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Will Penning, Miss Rose Penning, Mrs. Lena
Rees, John Reeves of LeMars, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hinde and children, Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Penning.
Rev. and Mrs. Richard Mohler returned Wednesday from Hudson, Iowa, where
they visited relatives a few days. They were accompanied home by Rev.
Mohler's parents, who will visit for awhile here.
Mrs. C.W. Reeves left Thursday morning of last week for an extended visit in
the west. She will visit relatives in Garden Grove, Calif., and Seattle,
Charlie Conner of Kingsley and Bob Conner of LeMars, called on relatives
Relatives and friends here were pleased to hear that Vincent Buss, who was
injured in an automobile accident two weeks ago in LeMars, had sufficiently
recovered to be taken to his home south of LeMars, Monday, from the Sacred
Heart hospital in LeMars.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Becker visited relatives in Sioux City on Thursday. Mrs.
Becker's mother, Mrs. Lulu Nixon, returned home with them for a short visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Nanninga and children from Ireton, were guests in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Nanninga, New Years Day.
About 25 members and friends of the Epworth League held a watch night party
in the community hall New Years Eve. The evening was spent in playing games
and stunts. Refreshments were served at midnight. A short devotional period
was held in closing. Renewed interest in the League is being shown by the
young folks under the leadership of the pastor, Rev. Mohler. The newly
elected officers are: President, Edgar Lancaster; first vice president,
Ruth McArthur; second vice president, Margaret Olson; fourth vice president,
Wesley Lancaster, and Lois Osborne, secretary, and treasurer, Blanche
GRANT: (By Special Correspondent)
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Marineau and family returned Monday from Nebraska, where
they had been visiting since Christmas.
Victor and Esther Bunge spent their Christmas vacations in the home of their
parents, Rev. and Mrs. F. Bunge.
Most schools in Grant opened Tuesday after a weeks vacation.
The following were visitors in the Dick Plueger home Sunday: Mr. and Mrs.
John Johnson and daughter, Dorothy, of LeMars, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Plueger and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Plueger and family, Edward, Elmer, Clarence,
Louise, Regina and Clara Plueger, Mrs. Emil Lauchstadt, Mr. and Mrs. Ted
Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. John Ahlfs and family, Mr. and Mrs. Louie Garrels and
family; Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Hauschild and family, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Croon,
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Frerichs and family. Pinochle and Chinese Checkers were
the evening's diversion, at the close of which a tasty lap lunch was served.
Several persons from Grant attended the George Popken farm sale near Hinton,
Dinner guests in the Folkert Frerichs home near Hawarden on New Years Day
were Mr. and Mrs. Dick Frerichs and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Siebels and
family and Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Hauschild and family.
New officers of the coming year were elected in the Sunday school in Christ
Lutheran Church Sunday. Leonard Wessels was elected secretary to succeed
Henry Marineau and Herman Oetken was elected treasurer to succeed Leonard
Mr. and Mrs. John Harms and family were Tuesday evening visitors in the
Henry Siebels home.
Visitors in the Harm Heeren home on Tuesday evening were Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Heeren and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Janssen and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Meyer and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wessels and family, Harm Heeren and Harlan and Wallace
were Sunday evening visitors in the Gerd von Hagel home.
The annual church meeting will be held on Saturday afternoon, January 7, in
the Lutheran school in Grant twp.
The trustees of Grant twp, met in the Center school Monday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kruse, a son, Dec. 28.
Mrs. Siebolt Harms entertained the ladies aid in the school Wednesday
Herman Meyer and Bill Knute of Worthington, Minn., visited relatives in
Grant and Sioux townships Tuesday of this week.
Will Baack of Howard, S.D., spent Wednesday in the Albert Heeren home.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brunken and daughter, Laverne were Sunday dinner guests in
the Henry Pageler home.
Henry and Ernest Pecks of Howard, S.D., were business callers in Grant twp.
Le Mars Sentinel
Tuesday, January 10, 1939
Le Mars, Iowa
John Anderson Lived Near
Akron Many Years
John Anderson, 74, retired farmer
of Akron, died Saturday afternoon In
the home of a daughter, Mrs. Fay
Shearer, in Sioux City after a brief
Illness. Mr. Anderson was born in
Sweden September 7, 1864. He came
to America when a youth and farmed
near Akron for many years before
moving to Sioux City.
Surviving, besides Mrs. Shearer, are
two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson of Canova , S. D., and Mrs. Walter
Shearer of Westfield, and two sons,
Elmer of Akron and E . Lennart Anderson of Albany, Ga.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon at
the Lutheran church. Rev.
A. Svenson officiating, and interment
made in the cemetery at Akron.
~TRANSCRIBER NOTE: Correction: Internment was made
in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Adaville.
Thursday, January 12, 1939
SUMNER KNOX IS FOUND
IN STATE OF WASHINGTON
SHOCKED TO HEAR ABOUT MRS. TROW
Officer's Fear For Sumner's Safety-Town Kept Secret
[there is a portrait photo of Sumner Knox..very handsome young man!)
SHERIFF HAS SAVED EVIDENCE
"Should any of the evidence in the Knox case be needed for further
investigation or possible prosecution of Sumner Knox, it will be available,"
Sheriff Frank Scholer said today.
"I've got the evidence in a safe place," he said, "but not in my office."
The sheriff said the keepsakes of the late Mrs. Trow were exerting
considerable authority around the office, since they got warmed up, and it
was considered best to keep them where they would be cooler.
The bizarre Knox case again jumped back on the front pages of the daily
newspapers upon receipt of a letter by Sheriff Frank Scholer from Sumner
Knox, who at present is located in the state of Washington.
The sheriff today made Knox's letter public with the exception of the town
it was written from and also the address of Sumner's sister, who he
indicated he might visit. Deep concern was felt over the safety of Sumner
Knox, the sheriff indicated, saying that he might be the object of some
"crank" who would endanger his life.
The following is Sumner's letter to Sheriff Scholer:
January 8, 1939
Dear Friend Frank,
It is today that I have learned through my sister in a letter of your
wanting to get in touch with me. I am very sorry that I had not known sooner
but I had finished working at Kittitas, Wash., and the surrounding territory
just previous to your inquiry having worked there all summer or since the
first part of May when I landed there, working for various persons-Ralph
Chandler, a man by the name of Tom Greer (I do not know his present
address), Ralph Lynch and Arnold Craig. I left Kittitas the first of
November with two other men. Went to Pasco, Wash.; Pendleton, Ore.; Vaile,
Ore., looking for work. We were supposed to have a job which did not
materialize and we separated. I obtained work from Mr. Washington who is
developing some timber land in the mountains and a road into it. During the
past two weeks I have been cutting wood until work on the road is resumed
and I have the promise of a good job and a chance a little later, on
commission basis. So for the past two months I have been practically out of
communication as to what is going on.
The last I saw Mrs. Trow, was the last of April and she seemed as well as
ever, in spite of her age. This is certainly a great shock to me, as I
really thought a great deal of Mrs. Trow.
Now, Frank, if there is anything you wish to know please get in touch with
me personally and I will do all I can to clear whatever seems to be wrong as
far as I can personally, and give you any information I can.
I have been working all summer as I said at Kittitas and now I have good
prospects of being able to build myself up and a little later to go in for
myself. I would like to protect those prospects as much as possible, but I
do not want to do it and have a cloud hanging over me.
Among those I refer you to at Kittitas as Sam Tapily, manager Two Boys
Produce Co.; Elsie Strickland, Kittitas Hotel where I had stayed from August
until I left; Oscar Wardall, Wardall's Pool Hall, and Walt Taylor.
Telephones are rather scared here or I would call you by long distance. In
case I should leave here, I will go to my sister's.
Hoping to have a word from you soon, I am,
Knox's whereabouts were known practically all the time after November 8, the
sheriff said. They knew he left Kittitas on that date and were in constant
touch with officials wherever Knox was. Due to the fact that Sumner was
moved around in heavy timber country where telephones were scarce, it was
difficult to make actual contact with the wanted man.
Sheriff Scholer went to Sioux Falls early this morning on business relative
to his office. He indicated before leaving that he thought Sumner was
innocent of any part of the crime that sent his wife to the women's
reformatory at Rockwell City for three years.
County Attorney Morse Hoorneman was asked what he planned on doing in regard
to the return of Knox. He said that "this is the first I have heard of the
letter. It will be necessary for me to check with Sheriff Scholer in an
effort to determine whether Knox played any part in this wife's crime."
VAN ZYL RUMOR NOT BASED ON FACTS
The city of LeMars was thrown into much excitement this afternoon when wild
rumors were circulated that Cornie Van Zyl was killed in an automobile
accident near either Newton, Ia., or Newton, Kansas.
Mr. and Mrs. Van Zyl and family left Tuesday for the south where they were
going to vacation for two months. The family planned to visit Al Spaan, a
relative at Iowa City, last night and were to have left for the south some
Newton is on this side of Iowa City and as the family left Tuesday, this
could hardly be possible.
There was a man killed near Monroe, Iowa, yesterday and he was a poultry
The rumor about the Van Zyl family started in the public school when a
little girl told a custodian that she heard it. Other children started
calling their parents and the rumor was then traced to a barber shop where a
farmer had come in earlier in the day and said he heard a radio broadcast of
Gilbert Reinders, a brother-in-law of Mr. Van Zyl, had heard nothing about
the accident, as well as Neal Spaan, another relative living at Orange City.
Miss Maxine Robb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Robb, of LeMars, and
Leonard Layes, were united in marriage by Rev. Huber at Rock Rapids on
Wednesday afternoon. The couple was unattended.
Donald MacManus has returned to Sioux City after spending the holidays at
the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith.
The city council will meet tonight to act on the poll tax ordinance and to
pass on a pool hall and dance permits. Poll tax last year was set at $3.
"SNOW STORM BABY" DIES HERE OF WHOOPING COUGH
Bernice Fruehling, Delivered By Phone, Succumbs
Bernice Fruehling, age 2 years and 11 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew Fruehling, died Tuesday morning at the Sacred Heart hospital of
bronchitis, pneumonia and whooping cough. The little girl had whooping cough
for some time, but her condition did not become serious until double
pneumonia set in.
Surviving are the parents, whose farm is northwest of Merrill, and two
sisters, Martha and Rieka. One sister died in infancy.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. from the house and at 2 o'clock from the Grant
Township Lutheran Church. Mauer's in charge. Burial will be in Grant
Berniece was the "snow-storm baby" of February 9, 1936. Due to the roads
being so drifted it was impossible for a doctor to get out to the farm home
when the baby was to be born. Dr. O'Toole was reached by phone, and he gave
instructions over the telephone to Mrs. Von Hagel and Mrs. John Hauschild,
which were successfully followed. Surviving her birth under difficult
conditions with flying colors, the little "snow storm baby" had her first
siege of pneumonia at the age of six months, and several times after she
suffered from pneumonia. She was attacked by whooping cough, however, she
had recently been healthy and looking fine.
Memory of Berniece Fruehling
There's a little empty bed,
And a little vacant chair,
And a little play-mussed toy,
Which is lying there.
No little warm body to cuddle,
No little head to press,
No little hands to pat,
Or to love us and caress.
Was a little ray of sunshine,
A little of Heaven's smile,
A little life of gladness,
God lent us for a while.
Now the angels come and took her,
Quietly to her heavenly home;
Lovingly to the all-wise Father,
He bids little children to come,
O, God help us when we say,
Thy will be done;
Oh may "A little child leadu us,
To our Heavenly Home."
~Mrs. Richard Dirks
DRIVER PICKED WRONG MAN TO PASS IN ZONE
Constable Martin Wanderscheid, on a bench warrant issued by Justice C. E.
Clarke, went to Storm Lake last Friday to arrest Frank B. Smith. The driver
of the car recently passed Highway Patrolman F. Miller in a "no-passing"
zone and was given a ticket to appear in Judge Clarke's court. He failed to
appear on the date set and Constable Wanderscheid went after him. He was
fined $14, but elected to "lay it out" in the county jail because he was
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY AT REMSEN
Wm. Herting Passed Away Sunday at Sacred Heart Hospital After a Long
Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning from St. Mary's Catholic
church at Remsen, for Wm. Herting, 65, who passed away Sunday at the Sacred
Heart hospital following a prolonged sickness.
Surviving to mourn his passing is a son, Michael, a brother, John, and two
sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Frerichs and Miss Gertrude.
Mr. Herting was born in Siddinghousen, Germany, in March 1873, and came to
this country as a young man, settling at Petersburg, Iowa. He came to reside
at Remsen with his sister in 1914.
UNDER DOCTOR'S CARE---
Eileen Carlton, who teaches school at Sioux Falls and who is recovering from
a recent operation in the home of her sister, Mrs. Vincent Harker, went to
Sioux City to visit with her mother, Mrs. Marie Carlton.
Mrs. Thomas Beaulieu, Perry Center, was a medical patient in a Sioux City
hospital several days last week. She was suffering from an infection on her
Friends at Ireton have received word of the serious sickness of Marlin
Eilts, son of Mrs. Reinie Eilts, who is suffering with double pneumonia at
Long Beach, Calif. Mr. Eilts was recently married to Fern Houlton at Ireton
and were on their honeymoon. He was stricken while making the trip. His
mother left by airplane to be with her son.
Joe Robinson, of Ireton, was injured when a trailer full of grain slipped on
a knoll and dragged him with it. He is under doctor's care.
JUDGE THOMAS NAMES NEW COURT REPORTER
Judge O. S. Thomas has appointed Charles C. Jenkins of Rock Rapids as his
official certified court reporter, to succeed Lynn Moulton, who has tendered
SENEY: (By Special Correspondent)
Lora Green went to Spencer, Ia., last Tuesday where he spent a few days in
the home of his mother, Mrs. Harry Britton, returning home Saturday noon.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. White of Sioux City visited their friend, Mrs. A. O.
Rev. Richard Mohler, Ruth McArthur, and Edwin Lancaster resumed their
college studies Tuesday after two weeks vacation over the holidays.
Mrs. Albert Penning spent the past week in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emerson
Kennedy in Hawarden, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Reeves of Paullina, Iowa, visited in the home of Mrs.
Reeve's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Osborne Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Stoneking and sons, Kenneth and Douglas, of Cushing,
Ia., were visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy McArthur, Sunday.
Mrs. Lizzie Buss entertained at luncheon Friday afternoon in the home of
Misses Lois and Georgine Osborne. The afternoon was spent in playing
checkers. A delicious luncheon was served by the hostess in closing.
Rev. and Mrs. Backus of Morningside were supper guests in the home of Rev.
and Mrs. Mohler, Friday. Rev. Backus is pastor of the Baptist church in
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Becker attended a family reunion in Sioux City given in
honor of Mrs. Becker's mother, Mrs. Lulu Nixon, who left Wednesday morning
for Los Angeles, California, after an extended visit with relatives here and
in Sioux City.
Relatives here received word that Mr. Perry Albro of Spencer, Ia., was in
failing health, at present is able to be around but has lost his speech. Mr.
Albro is a former Seney resident and has attained the ripe old age of 92
A group of friends were entertained at a Chinese checker party in the home
of Miss Ruth McArthur Friday evening. The popular game was played until a
late hour when a light lunch was served.
Wesley Lancaster, Maggie Mae Nanninga and Virginia Green returned to their
classes at the LeMars High School Monday after a two weeks vacation.
Mrs. Walter Shearer was called
to the city Thursday by the serious
sickness and subsequent
death of her father, John Anderson.
His death occurred Saturday
morning in the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Fay Shearer, in
Sioux City. Funeral services were
held Monday afternoon from the
English Lutheran church at Akron
and the remains laid to rest
in the Adaville cemetery.