Iowa Old Press
August 9, 1917
Miss Elinor Mieras of Sioux City arrived here Monday for a weeks visit
with relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mieras and family left for Nebr. Friday where they
will visit relatives for a few days. They went there with a car. Earle
Crowley is making the mail route during Ralph Mieras' absence.
August 16, 1917
Notable Birthday Party-It is seldom that any town the size of Maurice
has three such notable characters, as those gathered at the P.N. Vos home
last Monday night. It appears that the birthday of Messrs P.N. Vos, banker,
J.E. Mieras, postmaster, and C.C. Smith, lumberman, occurs on the same date.
Towards six o'clock these gentlemen with John VanderPloeg as marshal of the
day, invaded the quiet home of Mr. and Mrs. P.N. Vos, which had been taken
possession of by Miss Goldie and Ray Hershey. Miss Hershey and "Jimmie Toy"
had the time of their life trying to keep this honored trio in order.
At six o'clock Miss Hershey with the aid of Mesdames Vos, Smith and
Mieras prepared a luncheon for the gentlemen and those present. It was a
feast rather than a luncheon. After a social evening spent in playing games
and "swapping" stories for the edification and entertainment of those
present, the honored trio called for another feed at ten o'clock. The tables
were prettily decorated with flowers and fruit and it was a splendid
occasion of social enjoyment where care takes wing and life is enriched.
C.C. Smith carried off first prize for eating chicken, J.E. Mieras for
eating ice cream, and P.N. Vos for filling up on music.
The next morning we called on the gentlemen. All Mr. Smith could do
was to crow; Mr. Mieras was so frozen up he could not even talk; and Mr. Vos
was trying to sing, "There was a hot time in the old town last night," to
the edification of VanderPloeg.
Congratulations men and may you never grow old in heart and life and
may you have many more such occasions to look back to in the course of a
August 23, 1917
J.S. Duven and J. Mieras took a trip to the John Westra home 17 miles
northwest of Maurice Wednesday of this week and Mr. Duven sold a Titan
tractor to Mr. Westra.
Miss Hazel Mieras of Sioux City was visiting friends and relatives
around Maurice this week.
John M. Mieras is busy making cement blocks these days. Anybody that
is not busy may please step in and help him.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mieras and family who have been visiting in
Nebraska for a number of days returned home Wednesday. They made the entire
trip by car.
Miss Elinor Mieras of Sioux City who has been visiting with friends
here the past week returned to her home in Sioux City Tuesday.
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