August 1, 1940
“LE MARS” TO BE PAINTED ON WATER TOWER
Benny Hahn, local aviation enthusiast, Monday interviewed Bob Clark, manager
of the Iowa Public Service Co., and asked him to have the name “LeMars”
painted on the roof of the water tower, where it will be illuminated by the
Good Will Light already there.
Mr. Clark said this will be done, the next time the water tower is painted.
Benny said that the water tower is just about the best landmark for aviators
imaginable, and that often such water towers are almost a matter of life and
death to cross-country flyers. When the name is painted on top of such a
structure, it reduces the possibility of mistaken identification.
GOLDEN WEDDING COUPLE OUTGREW COSTUMES
[photograph included with article]
When a Globe-Post photographer snapped this picture at the Al McArthur home
in Seney Wednesday, he found that grandchildren of the honored couple were
wearing the wedding costumes of 50 years ago. Although Mr. and Mrs. McArthur
have kept and preserved their wedding costumes for a half century, they
learned that they had outgrown them and could wear them no longer.
In the picture above from left to right are: Ruth McArthur, the honored
couple and Raymond McArthur. Styles have changed considerably but the
wedding costumes fit the young couple perfectly.
The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Alex McArthur was held at
their home in Seney Wednesday evening, July 31, and was attended by about 70
relatives and friends. Alex McArthur and Annie Lancaster were united in
marriage at the farm home of the bride’s parents, the later Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Lancaster, on July 31, 1890. To this union was born three sons, Roy, of
Seney; Irving, of Sioux City; and Melvin, of LeMars.
Alex McArthur was born in Duelph, Ontario, Canada, and came with his parents
to the United States, settling in Iowa in the year 1885. Mrs. McArthur was
born in Argyle, Wis., moving to Iowa with her parents when a small child in
1876. Most of their married life has been spent in or near their present
home. As a part of the anniversary festivities a mock wedding was presented
by juveniles, all relatives of the couple.
Musical numbers were rendered by the three sisters and cousin of Mrs.
McArthur, they were Mrs. Marie Wonser, Mrs. Margaret Rees, Mrs. Lulu Penning
and Mrs. Elizabeth Hawkins. A solo was given by Mrs. D. F. McArthur.
The home was beautifully decorated for the occasion in the bride’s colors,
blue and white, and many beautiful garden and cut flowers which made the
rooms resplendent with color. Luncheon was served to the guests on long
tables on the lawn with a lovely wedding cake baked by Mrs. D. F. McArthur.
Rev. John Hantla acted as toastmaster.
Guests from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Dan McAthur and Mr. and Mrs.
Miles McArthur, of Sheldon; Mr. and Mrs. John Cooney and son Judd Allen of
Luverne, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin McArthur and family, Mr. and Ed Buss,
Vincent and Elaine Buss, of LeMars; Rev. and Mrs. John Hantla, Mr. and Mrs.
Irving McArthur, Mrs. Laura McArthur, Mr. and Mrs. Earl McArthur, Mrs. Sarah
Sewell, and Mrs. Inez Blackstone, all of Sioux City; Mrs. Fannie Forest, of
Clinton, Iowa; Mrs. Marie Wonser and daughter, Evelyn, of Unity, Wis.
Mr. and Mrs. McArthur received many beautiful gifts as tokens of esteem in
which they are held by their family and friends.