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The Redwood gazette. [volume] (Redwood Falls, Minn.) 1873-1940, December 10, 1930, Image 1

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Completes 1930 Annual Report
On County Agriculture
Agent Work
Unanimous Opinion Voiced for
Present Methods of Control
and Eradicadon
“The husbandmen that laboreth
must be first partaker of the fruits.”
—2 Timothy 2-6.
This is the quotation which pre
faces the 1930 annual report of the
county agricultural agent, recently
completed by Nate H. Bovee and his
assistant, Miss Francis Bopes.
As a resume of the progress of
agricultural extension work for Red
wood county this report dwells chief
ly with the results of a program of
weed control and eradication which
was the outstanding project of im
portance this year.
Cites Teamwork
“The spirit of cooperation in Red
wood county furnishes the inspiration
which is needed in carrying on of
agricultural extension work,” says
County Agent Bovee in his foreword.
“There has never been an occasion
when any gToup of people failed to
respond heartily to any worth while
project. Their responsiveness pro
vides a challenge to anyone who is
sincere in his efforts to promote a
program of agricultural work.”
All forces are reached by the ex
tension program and a direct contact
with every farm furnishes a far
reaching program of infinite possibi
lities, the report said.
Bankers to Aid 4-H Club
Redwood county bankers have
agreed to finance the 4-H Club
calendar for 1931. Special mention
was made of the cooperation and sup
port received from the newspapers,
community organizations, commercial
clubs, American Legion posts, cooper
(Continued on Page 12)
Explores 15 Acres
Black Granite Field
A. R. A. Laudon and Nephews
May Sell or Lease Quarry
on Production Basis
Fifteen acres of black granite has
been purchased by A. R. A. Laudon
of Redwood Falls, and Hugo and
George Wederath of Morton from
Irving and John Anderson. This
tract of land is located about three
miles east of Franklin.
Black granite quarries are a rarity
in this state, and the company may
sell it outright or lease it to a big
concern on a production basis.
Eastern interests and St. Cloud
firms have sent representatives to
survey the deposits with view to its
development. This deposit covers a
stretch of land on both sides of the
Minnesota river east of Franklin.
Seek Solid Rock Bed
Mr. Laudon explained that the
seams caused by frost caused much
speculation as to the productiveness
of this field. Men of experience have
informed him that sometimes there is
a solid rock bed below the frost line.
If this is the case production on a
large scale is feasible and profitable.
At present the men will conduct a
survey to explore its possibilities.
It is believed that the Minnesota
valley is rich in various granite de
posits and rock formations, and that
the deposits around St. Cloud may be
an outcrop of the same strata. Pro
duction has been going on in a small
way at North Redwood and Morton,
but the various companies are now
enlarging their plants and in'”-'
Operating at Morton are several
branches of St. Cloud companies and
a few eastern firms. The St. Cloud
companies may in the near future ex>
(Continued on Page Seven)
Only One Telephone
Directory for 9 31 Season
Only one telephone directory will
be issued this year, advises A. D.
Mcßae and this was released to
patrons this week. Heretofore each
company has printed separate direct
ory books but this year the Redwood
Falls Electric telephone company and
the Redwood County Rural telephone
company have printed a combined di
rectory book.
City and rural subscribers are ar
ranged in alphabetical order. Red
- wood Falls professional directory is
Jf printed on the inside back cover. The
telephone directory for 1930-1931 in
cludes the following cities and vill
ages, Redwood Falls, Belview, Delhi,
Echo, Morgan, Vesta, Wabasso, and
Wahuzt Grave.
Shop Early in the Christmas City
Perspective view of Second street, looking east, attired in full Christ
mas dress for the Holiday Shopping season. Six blocks are similarly de
corated, with evergreen festooning draped parallel to the streets and across
the street from each lamp post. A five foot centerpiece is suspended over
head. Myriad colored electric lights illuminate the business section at
night reflecting a pleasant Yuletide atmosphere.
Lone Bandit Enters Residence;
Escapes With Trousers and Money
Two large trees were cut down on
the Herman brothers’ property be
tween the Federal Loan building and
the Methodist church. The owners of
this piece of property did not say
whether they intended to build or not.
On the Shell property east of the
service station several trees were cut
and an old house and debris removed.
What the Shell company intends to
do with this property the station
manager did* not know.
City Council Passes
Zoning Ordinance
Approves Planning Commission
Improvement Plat After
Year’s Consideration
The Zoning ordinance was passed
by the City Council at a special meet
ing Tuesday evening, thus giving the
municipality authority to regulate the
size and location of buildings.
The 1929 legislature passed an act
authorizing the cities of the second,
third, fourth class, and all villages,
to submit to the voters of such mun
icipalities at a special or general elec
tion the proposition of granting the
governing body of such city authority
to enact zoning ordinances.
By two-thirds vote Redwood Falls
passed this proposition at the annual
election in 1930.
Mayor A. J. White appointed a
committee of five citizens to act as
the planning commission, as required
by law, consisting of Mrs. T. E.
Flinn, W. G. Weldon, Mrs. A. D. Mc-
Rae, A. F. Hassentab and Dr. A.
Since last March the planning com
mission has worked on this zoning
ordinance, preparing, after a survey
of the city’s needs, a plat showing
plans for the regulation of improve
The zoning ordinance gives the
municipality authority to regulate
size and locations of buildings, espe
cially in the residential district, with
reference to kind of property so as
not to depreciate values already
It also regulates the erection of
billboards, gasoline stations, com
munity stores and gives power to
prohibit the erection of unsightly
buildings on the front of a residence
The ordinance and plat will be pub
lished next week if possible.
Girls Outrank Boys
in the Redwood High
Less than one-half of the total en
rollment in the Redwood Falls high
school are boys. There are approxi
mately 250 students enrolled.
Of the 38 seniors there are 17
boys. In the junior class there are
21 boys out of a class of 59. The
sophomores number 61 students and
25 are boys. Of the 80 freshmen the
male representation is P 5.
The Red Cross meeting
which was scheduled to take
place in the Couit House, Mon
day afternoon, December 15,
will be held instead in the base
ment of the English Lutheran
church at 1:30 o’clock.
Not only was Mr. M. O. Byram,
proprietor of the New Dream Theatre
a loser financially last Sunday night,
but he was also chagrined and em
barrassed when a bandit walked into
his sleeping room and demanded his
trousers which contained considerable
money and a gold watch. The bandit
made a successful departure.
Shortly after retiring at approxi
mately 11:00 o’clock Sunday night
Mr. and Mrs. Byram heard the front
door of their home open and rushing
footsteps up the stairway. A man
entered their room with a flashlight
and revolver and ordered Mr. Byram
to lie still and at the same time
grabbed Mr. Byram’s trousers and
ran back down the stairs and out
into the street where trace of him
was lost immediately.
Although there is not much of a
clue to work on in bringing the lone
worker to justice, a small connection
which may lead to his capture has
been discovered.
Mr. Byram’s trousers were found
the next morning on trunk highway
No. 4 south of Redwood Falls.
This is the second time in which
Mr. Byram has figured as a loser
financially. Some weeks ago - the
safe in the New Dream Theatre was
opened and robbed of its contents.
Guardsmen Play Friday
The first basketball game of the
season for the Guardsmen will be
staged at Olivia tonight when the
Redwood Falls aggregation will meet
the Olivia Guards.
On Friday night, December 19, the
Guards will play the highly touted
Gustavus Adolphus Eskimos in a
game here which will be followed by
a dance.
Gas Plant Would
Benefit Everyone
Tax Assessment Values Would
Go up $50,000, Help Labor,
Says Mayor White
Approximately $50,000 would be
added to the city’s tax assessment
values if a gas plant were installed
by some reputable company in Red
wood Falls, according to Mayor A. J.
White. Applications for a gas fran
chise have been received by the City
Council which are now under consid
eration. No action was taken on this,
matter at the last meeting.
A franchise is defined as a non
exclusive permit for a definite period
of years for installation and opera-
tion of a gas plant. The city would
be protected from any damage and
it would be of no expense to the city,
nor to any individual except to those
who use the product. This franchise
would also protect the customers in
the matters of rates to be charged by
the company as the city would re
serve the right to fix rates on the
basis of a reasonable return on the
company's actual investment.
Butane gas has been used for
household purposes for about two
years. It is shipped in liquid form
and converted into gas at a local
plant, which could be distributed in
smaller quantities to surrounding
towns in special tanks. Inquiries to
various cities using this gas brought
a unanimous reply indicating that
results were satisfactory.
Mayor White feels that the instal
lation of a gas plant next spring
would be of material benefit to the
labor situation. Information con
cerning this will be gladly given any
one, says Mayor White and the city
council would appreciate suggestions.
Closing Date for City
Filing December 22nd
Art Hassenstab Will File for
Re-Election Also Forbes
and Alexander
Monday, December 22, is the clos
ing day for candidates to file for of
fice, and the annual municipal election
will be held Tuesday, January 6, 1931,
at which time the people will de
sigate their choice for mayor, city
clerk, city treasurer and two aider
Aldermen whose terms expire are
J. W. Philbrick of the first ward and
Lee Alexander of the second ward.
H. G. Werder of the first and W. A.
Hauck of the second ward hold over
for another year.
Although Mr. A. J. White has not
filed for re-election as mayor it is ex
pected that he will before filing day
closes. At this time no one else has
expressed a desire for the job.
F. B. Forbes and Art Hassenstab
intend to file for another term as
city recorder and treasurer, respec
Mr. Philbrick made it emphatic that
he had no intention of filing for the
office of mayor. Being that he has
been on the council for seven years,
since his appointment to fill the va
cancy of Nels Christensen, he inti
mated that he would withdraw in
favor of a new man.
Mr. Alexander expressed his in
tension of filing for re-election as
alderman in the second ward and that
he had no desire to be a candidate
for mayor.
Mr. Serkland when asked if he was
a candidate for mayor said “decidedly
Cardinal Cagers
Win Over Norton
First Exhibition Shows Boys
Need Practice to Over
come Handicap
Redwood Falls high school cagers
ran up a score of 25 points to Mor
ton’s 15 in the first basketball game
of the 1930-31 season last Friday
evening. The Junior team lost by
one point, a close game to the Morton
second stringers. The final score be
ing 7-8.
Somewhat ragged playing and in
effective teamwork characterized the
first exhibition of the Cardinal cag
ers who are as yet an “unknown
quantity,” being handicapped from
the start with the absence of four
players on last year’s championship
The starting lineup found Johnny
Flinn placed at right forward, Cuff
left forward, Jaehning at center,
Tom Flinn at right guard, and Cor
bett at left guard. Coach Brown
made various changes throughout the
game. Jack Lauterbach was given
chance to play at the right forward
position, and Melges was given a try
at center.
Tom Flinn playing fast ball lead
the Redwood scorers, ably assisted by
Ward Cuff.
Morton had a game fighting team,
but they failed to sink in many shots
for the basket. Each team made five
points on foul goals.
The Junior team, which is coached
by Mr. Christensen, started out with
a dashing exhibition of themselves
but after the first period the boys
slowed up and failed to maintain the
lead that they had in the beginning.
Inexperience accounts for their un
certainness in handling the ball with
effective teamwork.
Lineup of the Junior team was as
follows: J. Otto, r. f.; Wallace Laut
erbach, 1. f.; D. Byram, c.; Smith, r.
g.; Corbett, 1. g.; substitutes, Kise,
Discher and Byram.
A large crowd witnessed the first
(Continued on page twelve)
Santa and Reindeer Visit in Redwood Falls
Picture shows crowd at school children gathered around Santa Claus
here December 1.
Commercial Club to Maintain
Quarters tor Another Year
Mcßae and Barnes to
Build Oil Station
Will be Ready for Occupancy
May 1, Sinclair People to
Acquire Lease
A modern service station will be
built by A. D. Mcßae and George A.
Barnes early next year which will be
ready for occupancy by May 1.
This station will .be located on the
property corner Minnesota and
Bridge streets, on the south side of
trunk highway No. 14.
The station will be either of white
block structure or stucco bliild,
which will be leased by the Sinclair
oil company.
Enthusiasm Gains as
League Teams Play
Average Individual Score Of
Four Low Scoring Teams
is Forty-Seven
Two teams scored a total of 190
points in the first round of the Busi
ness Men’s indoor golf league, the
Citizens State Bank and Stensvad
Chevrolet. With each 195 points, the
Fantorium and Redwood Gazette
teams were next in order for low
scoring. This is an average shoot
ing of 47 in the first instance and
48 points in the second case.
A total of 32 teams of four players
each are entered in this miniature
golf league with sixteen teams to a
division. One game will be played
weekly until all the teams have play
ed each other. According to the
schedule March 15 is the last week
of play.
Following are the total scores of
each team:
Redwood Sun 212 vs. Postoffice 220.
Faculty men 203 vs. Gallea Bak
ery 214.
Smiths Insurance 213 vs. Gamble
store 214 (played off tie).
Flathers Garage 204 vs. State
Bank and Trust Company 205.
Swartz Barbers 200 vs. White
Eagle 210.
Ford Garage 217 vs. Whiting Bar
bers 227.
Redwood Gazette 195 vs. Court
House 208.
Citizens State Bank 190 vs. Kise
Bloodhounds 199.
Forster Furniture 198 vs. Redwood
Falls L. & P. Co. 206.
Rome Hardware 212 vs. J. C. Pen
ney 224.
Red Owl 202 vs. Aune & Thune 212.
Pantorium 195 vs. Shell Oil 220.
Stensvad Chevrolet 190 vs. Has
singer Barbers 203.
These teams have not played their
first match:
Faculty Ladies vs. Lawyers.
Botsford Lumber Co. vs. M. & St.
Dentists of R. F. vs. Pease Plumb
(Continued on page seven)
Rome Brothers Sell
Hardware Business
Rome Brothers sold the hardware
stock and business this week to W. E.
Paffrath of Mankato who will contin
ue the business after an inventory of
the store has been completed. The
store will remain closed until Friday
during the taking of an inventory.
Rome brothers have made no plans
for the future.
Mr. Paffrath formerly lived at
Springfield and received his school
ing at that place. Formerly a mem
ber of the Springfield football team,
many in Redwood Falls will remem
ber him. He is an American Legion
Fight for Removal of Quarters
Was Indicated by Street
Corner Discussions
Annual Election of Officers to
be Held at January 12
The Redwood Falls Commercial
Club will maintain its present club
rooms for at least another year fol
lowing a decision made by members
at a meeting of the club held last
Monday night. Although the voting
by the members assured the club’s
maintainence for 1931, it was expect
ed that a hard fight would be made
to disband.
Street corner discussions indicated
that many members were not favor
ably inclined to support the present
quarters of the club. The member
ship committee which had been out
for new and renewal memberships for
thfe past month or more, in many in
stances, were met with refusal from
former members of the club.
Balloting was made on the question
“Shall the Commercial Club maintain
the present quarters for another
year?” The voting on this question
revealed that 24 members were in
favor and voted “Yes,” while 19 were
against the issue. Previous to the
ballot Mr. A. M. Dennistoun made the
club a proposition for quarters in the
basement of the Farmers State Bank
building, with a reduction of over
A second balloting was taken to
determine if of the 19 who voted
“No,” on the first ballot, this num
ber were in favor of dropping the club
entirely or moving to less costly
quarters. The result showed that 38
were in favor of continuing the club
while only five were against its con
Luncheon was served to all present
following' the meeting. At the next
meeting new officers will be elected.
The meeting will be held Monday,
January 12.
Grades to Present
Christmas Program
Public Invited to Attend Free
Program Reflecting the
Holiday Cheer
Intended to reflect the holiday
“good cheer” and also to refresh
memories of the days when Christ
mas carols were first emotionalizing,
the grade children of the Redwood v
Falls public schools will present their
Christmas program Tuesday evening,
December 16, beginning at 7:30 p. m.
The program is in charge of Miss
Elizabeth Adams, supervisor of vocal
music, and Miss Ruth Breen, princip
al of the grades. The schools are
presenting this program for every
one. There will be no admission
charge, and parents and patrons are
cordially invited to attend.
With all the grade pupils seated in
the balcony Christmas carols will be
sung by the assembly. A little Toy
Play will be put on by the first grade
children as the first number on the
stage. x
A dramatization of “Why the
Chimes Rang” will be presented by
the second and third graders. How
a little boy’s contribution made the
three chimes in a large cathedral
ring on Christmas eve is the story of
this play. A fourth grade chorus will
assist from the stage.
The Christmas story of the nativi
ty will be presented by the fifth, sixth
and special grades as the third num
ber on the stage. This number will
bring back thoughts of the old
Christmas story familiar yet appre
ciated by everyone to be heard again.
1. Christmas Carol, “Hark the Her
ald Angels Sing.”
2. Toy Play—First Grades.
3. Christmas Carol, “It Came Upon
the Midnight Clear.”
4. Dramatization, “Why the Chimes
Rang”—Second and Third grades as
sisted by Fourth grade chorus.
Christmas Carols, “Oh Come All
Ye Faithful,” First scene. “Silent
Night,” Second scene by Fourth
Christmas Carol, “Oh Little Town
of Bethlehem.”
6. Christmas Story of the Nativity
—Fifth, Sixth and Special Grades.
Christmas Carols, “It Came Upon the
Midnight Clear,” “While Shepherds
Watched Their Flocks by Night,” “Oh
Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Luth
er’s Cradle Hym,” and “We Three
Kings of Orient Are.”
7. Christmas Carol, “Joy to the
Harry Gulbrandson, principal of
the Delhi school, was a business visit
or in Redwood Falls Monday.

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