September 5, 1940
AVIATION TRAINING PROGRAM WILL BEGIN SEPTEMBER 15 AT W.U.C.
Maximum of Twenty Students Will Receive Instruction
Final arrangements were made today by President D. O. Kime with the Civil
Aeronautics Authority, Kansas City, for the student aviation training
program beginning September 15 at Western Union College. Construction of
the hangar started Thursday. A maximum of 20 students will receive flight
and ground instruction.
Students participating must be citizens of the United States. They must
have reached their eighteenth but not their twenty-sixth birthday and must
not have any pilot’s certificate of private grade or higher. Students must
meet the physical requirements for a student pilot’s certificate of
Commercial CPT grade. Students enrolling who are under 21 years of age must
receive the written consent of their parents or legal guardian. Preference
will be given to the following applicants:
1. College graduates
2. Students who attended college last year
3. Students with two years of previous college training
Applicants interested in the ground and flight training should contact the
college at once and arrange for a physical examination. On Friday, Pilot Du
Voh will be in LeMars and will take a member of the college faculty to the
surrounding towns in the interests of the aviation school.
September 9, 1940
MONSIGNOR PAPE DIES IN SLEEP
Had Just Returned From Vacation In New Mexico
(news article includes a very nice photo of the Monsignor)
The Rt. Rev. Mgr. W. A. Pape, 74, pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic church
from 1917 to 1933, died in his sleep Sunday morning at the Sacred Heart
Hospital, where he had been Chaplain since January, 1933. He had just
returned from a trip to New Mexico and retired Saturday evening in seemingly
Msgr. Pape was born in New Vienna, Ia., October 17, 1865, and was ordained
to the priesthood on March 26, 1894, at Indianapolis.
He had held charges at Pocahontas and Templeton, Ia., before coming to
LeMars in 1917, as pastor of St. Joseph’s church. He resigned 16 years
lager because of poor health.
Msgr. Pape attended colleges and seminaries n St. Francis, Wisconsin;
Dubuque, Ia.; Montreal, Canada; and St. Meinrad, Indiana, before his
ordination. He then served for a year in Gilbertsville, Ia. He held many
diocesan offices up to the time of his death. He was raised to the
monsignorship May 4, 1917, shortly after coming to LeMars.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph’s church.
The funeral mass will be sung by Archbishop Rudolph Gerken of Santa Fe, N.
M., a cousin of Msgr. Pape, whom he had just recently visited. Interment
will be in St. Joseph cemetery.
HOOVER FAMILY REUNION SUNDAY
Was At Riverside—Next Year It Will Be At LeMars
The annual Hoover reunion was held Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Riverside Park in
Sioux City. At noon a bounteous dinner was served by the refreshment
committee. Before retiring from the table, the business meeting was held.
Bert Tozier of Sioux City was re-elected president (third term); Mrs. Cora
Hoover of Merrill, vice president; and Rueben Hoover, of Sioux City,
secretary. New and old business was discussed. The reunion of 1941 will be
held at the New Deal Park in LeMars. The meeting was adjourned by singing,
“God Be With You Till We Meet Again.” The afternoon was spent visiting,
sports and listening to the Monahan Post band. Reuben Hoover is a member of
the band. In the evening ice cream and cake was served.
There were 75 present, those from a long distance were Ansel Hoover, Omaha;
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dunning and Orville of Decatur, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Dick
Walker and children, Mr. and Mrs. R. Barber and children, also of Nebraska.
In the past year, four members of the club passed away.
VERNON PENNING AND RUTH WHITE ARE MARRIED HERE
Miss Ruth White and Vernon Penning, of Hawarden, were quietly married at the
Methodist parsonage in LeMars at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon. The
bridegroom’s brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Penning, of Sioux
City, were the attendants. The bride was attired in a black and red suit
and the bridegroom wore a green suit. Following the ceremony a wedding
dinner was served at the home of the bridegroom’s parents in LeMars after
which the bridal couple motored to the lakes for the weekend. They returned
to Hawarden Sunday night.
The bride, youngest daughter of Mrs. Mattie White, has spent her life in
Hawarden, attending the grade schools and two years in high school. The
bridegroom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Penning of LeMars, grew to young manhood in
this city. For the past three years he has lived in Hawarden and has been
employed as a trucker by H. E. Anderson. The young couple have many friends
in Hawarden who will wish them much happiness. They will make their home in