Iowa Old Press
Boyden, Sioux co. Iowa
September 8, 1932
Drawing gasoline from a barrel by the light of a lantern, caused a
fire on the J.J. Robertson farm near Hawarden on Friday night. The
barrel was alongside of the chicken house and this with about 70
chickens and other stuff was destroyed by the fire.
Claud Taylor of Primghar was fined $300 or 30 in jail for driving a
car while intoxicated.
Mrs. Esther Miller, 40, of Sioux City was sentenced to seven years
in the women's reformatory at Rockwell City for forging a $10
check. Mrs. Miller is divorced and the mother of ten children.
Julian Hockenbury, 26, of Grinnell, Iowa did not go west to shoot
Indians. Instead he went to Chicago, prepared to do a little
shooting himself if necessary. Chicago police thought he needed
watching and found three revolvers, a shotgun, and plenty of
ammunition for all and a complete set of burglar tools in his
possession. The police didn't mind the guns but did object to the
While four young people of Sioux City were on their way to Lake
Okoboji to spend the weekend, their car was sideswiped by the car
driven by Art Hueck of Everly. The Sioux City car upset and Miss
Dorothy Harper, was instantly killed. The others escaped with minor
cuts and bruises.
Mrs. Carl Lonneman of Ashton was discharged from a Sibley hospital
where she had received treatment for burns. She had sprayed a
chicken building with gasoline and some must have been spilled on
her clothing. Later she went in the granary with a lighted lantern
and as she was in the act of turning down the wick her clothing
ignited. Fortunately Mr. Lonneman was nearby and he extinguished
the blaze on his wife's clothing as well as the flames that
threatened the granary.
Word has been received here that Theodore Meyners oldest son of Mr.
and Mrs. George Meyners, was united in marriage to Ruth Lee, on
September 7, at 8 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Geo Meyners and son Alfred
and Mrs. Fred Kruse attended the ceremony. Theodore is well known
and respected here and the entire community wishes him well in his
Dr Russell Meyer, veterinarian of George, was brought to the Hull
hospital Wednesday afternoon following an auto accident. An X-ray
examination showed a fractured rib and he also had some bruises.
His condition was not considered serious and he was able to return
to his home.
We have just received word from the D.P. Edwards family that he has
received his Masters degree at Iowa U, and that their new address is
at Nemaha. They send their regards to Boyden folks.
Edgar Orton, 83, of near Hawarden swallowed about an ounce of
carbolic acid, mistaking it for some patent medicine. His grand
children found him in an unconscious condition in a car. Medical
aid was summoned and it is thought he will recover.
Ralph Vanderberg of Sioux Center was fined $10 for operating a truck
without having insurance. He explained that he had only hauled a
few loads of grain from a threshing machine to a farm place and a
few hogs from a place in town to the stock yards, but it was not
accepted as an excuse for not having insurance and he had to pay the
Nick Eufers, 63, farmer near Le Mars died as a result of injuries
received when the truck he was driving was hit by an I.C. train two
miles west of Oyens. A high dirt embankment and a dense growth of
high weeds made it impossible to see a train coming at this point
until one is on the track. He was helping at his son's place when
the accident happened.
September 9, 1932
STRUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Arthur Hansen and daughter, Miss Shirley, were visitors Monday at the
John McDougall home.
Dick Nicholson was a Sioux City visitor Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Hill and son Quentine and Glenn Martin were visitors in
the John McDougall home one day last week. They were en route home from
Aberdeen, S.D., where they visited relatives to Des Moines and stopped to
visit Mr. Hill's grandsons, Marvis and Merle McFarland.
Miss Katherine Brauch, R.N. of Sioux City and Miss Edna Brauch, who is
employed by Montgomery Ward in St. Paul are guests in the home of their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. Brauch.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. De Mots and sons of Sioux City spent Sunday in the Ben
Richard Keough, of LeMars, spent several days last week at the L.E. Becker
Mrs. Lillian Miller and daughter, Joyce, of Wayne, Neb., are spending this
week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Heeren.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Null spent the past week in the Martin Nanninga home
near Sioux Falls and while there motored to Ortonville, Minn., to consult a
doctor in regard to Mrs. Null's health.
Miss Alice Mandelkow who has been attending summer school at the state
normal at Wayne, Neb., is home for a vacation.
Alberta Null has been visiting her cousin, Joan McDougall, the past few
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Baack are at Sacred Heart hospital, LeMars, suffering from
injuries received in an auto accident which occurred Monday night on the
Perry Creek road. Details of the accident and extent of their injuries were
not known at this writing.
Mrs. J.B. Determan and daughter, Clara, have returned from a several weeks
stay at the home of the former's daughter, Mrs. Nilles, at Wilmont,
Robert Davis, of Oskaloosa and his college chum, Jim Bradley of Cedar
Rapids, hitch hiked here Tuesday and visited several days in the home of the
former's sister, Mrs. R. W. Southwick and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schuetz and daughter, Deloris of Yankton, S.D., are
spending this week at the N.R. Schlesser home.
Mrs. Peter Delperdang and daughters, Phyllis and Irene, visited friends in
Sioux City last week.
Mrs. Greta Mueller entertained Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schuetz and daughter at 6
o'clock dinner Monday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Southwick and son Stanley were Ireton visitors Tuesday
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Thompson of Homer, Neb., spent Tuesday at the Nic Schlesser
Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Southwick and sons and their guests motored to Kingsley
Thursday evening to visit relatives.
John Schlesser and family spent the past week at Wagner, S.D., where they
visited with his brother-in-law, Pat O'Hare.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schuetz and daughter who are guests in the Nic Schlesser
home were 1 o'clock dinner guests Tuesday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thos.
Flaherty at West LeMars.
Mr. and Mrs. N.R. Schlesser and family and their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Schuetz of Yankton, S.D., attend the fair at Orange City Wednesday.
Friends have received word of the birth of a baby girl born Tuesday, August
22 to Mr. and Mrs. Bartley Ogden of Chatsworth. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ogden are
well known here, Mr. Ogden having formerly taught school at Craig and Mrs.
Ogden will be remembered as Bernice Cornish of McNally.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dobbert and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Dobbert of Stanton township
attended the Sioux county fair at Orange City Thursday.
Jean, 10 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex McDougall, met with a
painful injury Tuesday while playing in the hay mow. She was jumping off a
ladder and in doing so she twisted her leg in such a manner as to break the
bone of her ankle. She was rushed to Ireton where a physician took an x-ray
and placed the injured limb in a cast.
Miss Dorie Deegan, who has been doing office work in Sioux City the past
summer, returned home this week.
Mrs. Peter Wilhelmi spent part of last week with her mother, Mrs. Block, at
Hospers, who was ill.
A number of rural schools began their fall sessions the past week with the
Grant township No. 1, Miss Doris Deegan;
Grant township No. 2, Miss Bernice Winter;
Grant township No. 5, Mrs. Mildred Galland;
Grant township No. 6, Miss Dorothea Becker;
Grant township No. 7, Miss Mildred Winter;
Miss Ellen Alberts will teach the Ahlers school north of town;
Miss Vivian Schlesser west of town;
Edmund LuVelle, the Becker school;
Miss Mary Keough, the Schlesser school;
Miss Dunn of Marcus and Miss Marie McDermott will have charge of the Struble
N.R. Schessler, L.E. Becker and John McDougall attended the Sioux county
fair at Orange City where they had running horses.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Nanninga of Sioux Falls drove down Saturday for an over
Sunday visit at the Alex McDougall home.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Morey and Mrs. M. Morey of Craig were visitors at the
R.W. Southwick home Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Merkel and two children, of Miller, S.D., spent several days
last week with friends here.
The Struble ball team met defeat at the hands of the Hawarden team here by a
5 to 4 score Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Giese and family of Sioux City spent Sunday at the
Henry Giese home here.
F.A. Traufler and son, Bobby, and A. Nemmers, of LeMars, were visitors here
Wednesday at the Frank Long home.
Mrs. L. C. Husby and children accompanied the former's brother, Ray Galland,
of Sioux City, to Chokio, Minnesota, Saturday to visit their sister. Their
mother who had been visiting there returned home with them.
Miss Alice Mandelkow and Mrs. John Donahue and daughter, Undine, of LeMars,
are enjoying an outing at Lake Okoboji.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Siebels have been making daily trips to LeMars to help
care for Mrs. Siebels' father, Mr. Harms, who fell down a flight of stairs
ROCK VALLEY: (Special Correspondence)
Church night was observed at the Methodist church Friday night. A very
appropriate program was carried out in the church auditorium and everyone
did their parts well. A business meeting was held at intervals during the
program. The present pastor, Rev. G.A. Tyler, was asked to come back at a
salary of $1,000 instead of $1200, which he was paid last year, or if
another is sent he will receive only $600.00. It was also voted to let the
church to rent for other church purposes at $3 during warm weather and $7
when it becomes necessary to start a fire. The Ladies Aid served a bountiful
lunch for fifteen cents at the close of the program.
John Willemstein, 70 years old, who has been missing since the 27th day of
August, was found in a heap of debris washed up by the high waters on
Sunday, by Henry R. and Charles Vande Vegte, who went to hunt a post for the
fence and found the body. Mr. Willemstein had lived in the vicinity of Rock
Valley and Doon for several years.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Vall of Fairview, S.Dak., spent Labor day in Rock Valley
with friends, and with their daughter, Mrs. Joe Oldenkamp.
Irene Higgins left Sunday for Wautoma, Wis., where she teaches in the public
Helen Walpole left Friday for Rowan where she teaches home economics in the
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Griffin of Salem, S.D., motored to Rock Valley Sunday to
visit at the home of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Griffin.
Mrs. Eugene Hauser and children left for East Bend, North Carolina, Tuesday,
where they were called by the serious illness of Mrs. Hauser's mother and
Miss Bertha Dahl, who teaches in the public schools of Seattle, Wash., left
Rev. and Mrs. G.A. Tyler attended a district conference at Marathon, Ia.,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vande Weerd who are employed at the Armour plant arrived
in Rock Valley Tuesday evening. The farmers strike has thrown Henry out of a
job, along with 25 others. He says the town of Mapleton has been infested
with hogs, sheep, cattle and chickens, besides the cream that has been set
out by the pickets.
H.R. Shipman went to Orange City where he was called for grand jury work.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Vander Streck of Rock Valley are parents of a baby girl.
Bernice, little daughter of Bern Van der Berg, injured both knees while she
fell from a bicycle on the graveled road Tuesday and at present, she find it
very difficult to walk.
Miss Grace Scheffer of South Holland, Ill., came Saturday for a weeks visit
at the R. DeYoung home. She took advantage of the Labor day excursion rates.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Splear and children of Geneseo, Ill., are here looking
after business affairs connected with their farm and to visit relatives.
Peter De Keuning was in Marion Junction, S.D., for a week visiting his son,
Ben Vander Laan and daughter, Susie, went to Orange City Monday to get Helen
who arrived there Sunday afternoon with her uncle and aunt. Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Toerieg after a trip to the Ozark mountains and Harrison, Arkansas,
where they visited at the Tony DeHaan home. On the return trip they spent
the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Herman Vander Laan at Omaha. Judging from
letters the trip was very interesting.
Mr. and Mrs. M. De Blonk and daughters, Gertrude and Anna of Volga, S.D.,
arrived Wednesday and are visiting at the G. Zipp home here.
Rev. and Mrs. G.A. Tyler visited former parishioners at Maurice Thursday.
The public school opened Monday morning to commence another term of work.
Judging from the groups of boys and girls there is a large enrollment this
year. Following are the teachers: Supt. R.J. McNelly; principal, Mary
Norris; domestic science, Birdie Lewis; coach and mathematics, H.O. Miller;
music, Ruby McAtee; junior high, Misses Margaret and Mary Rielly; 5th grade,
Miss Helen Graham; 3rd and 4th grades, Miss Margaret Smits; 2nd grade, Mrs.
Franklin Hulzenga; 1st grade, Miss Maxine Ragland.
The Christian school opened Tuesday, Sept. 6, with the following teaching
staff: A. Cleveringa, principal; Miss Hubers of Hull; Miss Tena Bajema,
Rock Valley; and Miss Frances DeBruin, of Sioux Falls.
Mrs. Anna Dixon is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. M. Norris of
Duluth, Minn., and during her absence Mrs. C.B. Jacobs is assisting at the
Hawarden Independent, Sept. 29, 1932
CENTER-EAGLE TOWNSHIP CORNER
Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Taylor and children visited in Hawarden Saturday.
Joe Robinson and daughters were LeMars callers the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Bleyenberg Sr. of Sioux Center visited in Hawarden
Mr. and Mrs. Gale Bergama and son Edward were Sioux City business callers
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Brown and children visited at Paullina with her parents
and other relatives last week.
Mrs. Lester Watkins and children of Corning, Kan., who are visiting with
relatives in this community, is a guest in the Wm. Watkins home in Hawarden.
Mrs. J.R. Karr and Mrs. F.J. Parrott motored to Estherville Tuesday. The
former attended a Farm Bureau meeting and the latter visited with an old
Miss Ila Smith of Center township entertained the members of her Sunday
school class at her home Monday evening at a social time. Music and games
were the diversions and refreshments were served at the close of the
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