LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Tuesday, May 21, 1940
E. H. YOUNGSTROM CALLED BY DEATH
Prominent Banker In Akron 40 Years
E. H. Youngstrom, prominent banker and business leader in Akron, well known
in LeMars, died Sunday morning at his home in Akron following a lingering
illness. He was an official of the Akron Savings Bank for forty years.
Born July 28, 1874, a Jonkonping, Sweden, Mr. Youngstrom migrated to this
country in 1893, going to Oakland, Neb. He went to Akron several years later
to work in a general store, making the trip on a bicycle.
He was a member of Akron lodge 434, A. F. & A. M., and of the First Baptist
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elva Youngstrom; two sons, Dr. Karl A.
Youngstrom, faculty member at Duke University, Durham, N.C., and Elbert B.
Youngstrom, of Des Moines; a sister, Mrs. Signe Tornquist, of Halesburg,
Sweden; and one grandchild.
The funeral will be held at the First Baptist Church in Akron Wednesday
morning at 10 a.m.
Members of the Masonic order will conduct rites at the grave in Riverside
REV. S. A. JONES WILL ATTEND NORTHERN BAPTIST MEETING
Rev. S. A. Jones, pastor of the First Baptist Church, left Sunday night as a
delegate to the Northern Baptist convention meeting at Atlantic City, New
Jersey. He expects to be gone for the next eight or ten days. This is the
annual convention of Northern Baptists. Between five thousand and six
thousand delegates are expected to attend this meeting.
HEART ATTACK PROVES FATAL
Harry T. Fursee, 47, former resident of Westfield, died unexpectedly
Thursday night at his home in Sioux City following a heart attack as he was
entering the house.
Mr. Fursee was born December 26, 1892, at Westfield, and lived there until
going to Sioux City.
He is survived by his wife, Anna; two sons, Clarence and Chester; four
daughters, Florence, Fern, Lydia and Opal; his father, Alonzo; a sister,
Mrs. E. F. Campbell; and six grandchildren, all of Sioux City.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon in the Westcott funeral chapel. Rev.
A. G. Crisp, pastor of Grace Reformed church, officiated and burial was made
in Logan Park cemetery, Sioux City.
CONDITION OF WILL LYNCH STILL CRUCIAL
The condition of Will Lynch, well known LeMars business man, who was injured
in an automobile accident nearly three weeks ago and is a patient at the
Dakota hospital in Vermillion, S.D., is still extremely critical according
to relatives living here.
Specialists from Iowa City and Sioux City called this weekend in
consultation with the doctors in charge of the case confirmed their
diagnosis of the extent of the injuries and that chances for recovery are
Mrs. Lynch, who was injured in the accident, is progressing favorably and
able to see her husband daily.
Many visitors from LeMars have been denied admittance to see Mr. Lynch in
view of his serious condition.
Jos. Lynch, of Cabool, Mo., Frank Lynch, of Minneapolis and Thos. Lynch of
St. Paul, Minn., called here by the illness of their brother, left for their
homes Friday and Saturday.
BROTHERS MEET AFTER LONG YEARS
Thos. Lynch of St. Paul, Minn., called here by the critical illness of his
brother, Will Lynch, who is a patient at the Dakota hospital in Vermillion,
S.D., took time out last week to visit friends in LeMars. “Tommy” as he was
called in his youth said he left LeMars thirty-one years ago. He recalled
that he worked in the Sentinel office as a lad when Chassell & Ferguson were
publishers of the paper.
His brother, Frank, left LeMars thirty-three years ago and his whereabouts
was unknown to his brothers and sister for twenty-nine years.
In settlement of an estate in LeMars inquiries were instituted to find Frank
Lynch and later disclosed the fact that Tom and Frank had lived for a
quarter of century in the twin towns blissfully ignorant of each others
CLYDE KLUCKHOHN NAMED ON FACULTY
Appointed To Chair At Harvard
Clyde Kluckhohn, who is at present in Albuquerque, N. M., where he is
engaged in archeology research work, has been appointed assistant professor
of anthropology at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., and will assume his
duties there at the opening of the fall term.
Mr. Kluckhohn has been on the faculty of the university for some time. The
promotion to the position of assistant professor carries a life tenure.
Mr. Kluckhohn is the author of two books which have been favorably received
by literary man and the reading public, entitled, “To The Foot of the
Rainbow” and “Beyond The Rainbow,” and is also the author of a number of
treatises on archeology.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
May 31, 1940
DECORATION DAY DULY OBSERVED BY ALL CLASSES
Parade One of Most Brilliant In Recent Years
Ideal weather brought large crowds to the LeMars cemeteries Thursday morning
to participate in the Decoration Day services. At both cemeteries several
hundred people had assembled before the exercises began to decorate the
graves of loved ones and otherwise beautify their resting place.
The column formed in the usual order at the city building and at 9 a.m.
moved along the customary line of march to St. Joseph cemetery where the
school chorus sang America, Dorothy Koopman gave Lincoln’s Gettysburg
Address, Donald Traufler read Logan’s Order and a salute by the firing squad
and taps followed the decoration of soldier graves.
The order of parade included Jacob Koenig, marshal of the day, and three
mounted orderlies, the colors, LeMars Municipal Band, Co. K, I.N.G.,
Commander A. W. Crouch, Colonel Frank Hallagan, the speaker, and city
officials, veterans of the Spanish-American and World Wars and the
auxiliaries of the three patriotic organizations, LeMars high school band,
and Boy and Girl Scouts.
At the City cemetery, A. W. Crouch, commander of Mower Post, G.A.R.,
presided assisted by his adjutant, J. G. Koenig. Rev. W. M Hubbard
delivered the opening prayer, Bill Irwin gave Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address,
Evelyn Truesdell read Logan’s Order and Jacob Koenig read the G. A. R.
Ritual prescribed for such occasions. The decoration service for the
unknown dead was in charge of the three woman’s auxiliaries and they were
assisted by the Girl Scouts in decorating the soldiers monument and the
graves of veterans of three wars buried in the cemetery. The LeMars
Muncipal band played two selections.
DWELLS ON HORROR OF WAR.
The address was delivered by Colonel Frank Hallagan of the adjutant
general’s office in Des Moines, who is also a member of the state
legislature from Polk County. He reviewed the development of Decoration Day
since its institution in 1863 and said it was not only “a day to keep green
the graves of our soldier dead, but a day to review memories of all our
loved ones who have passed on.”
After paying tribute to the sacrifice and devotion of our soldiers in all
our wars, he outlined the special significance of the day to the largest and
more recent group, the American Legion. He said the Legion was striving to
build a memorial of service for its comrades who had gone before. Its first
consideration was the maimed and disabled, the dependents of veterans who
were robbed of opportunity through death or disability and said the Legion
program includes three general additional divisions, education, youth
activity and community service. In the first it cooperates with the
schools, in the second the Scouts and the other youth movements and in
community service with other civic organizations.
The speaker said the members of the American Legion hate war because they
know what it is and believe the best protection against it is adequate
National defense. He cited what is happening in Europe as evidence that if
we would preserve for our children the liberties our fathers gave us, we
must prepare to defend it against the Godless hordes now overrunning Europe.
Following the address, a detail from Co. K. fired a salute, Rev. C. M. King
pronounced the benediction, taps was sounded and the municipal band played,
“Star Spangled Banner.”