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Audubon County journal. (Exira, Iowa) 1884-1993, December 12, 1918, Image 1

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Closing out Public Sal$, Thurs
day, December l2tji, on farm 3 1-2
miles west and 3-4 mile north of
Brayton, 2 1-2 miles south and 4
1-4 east of Elk Horn. .See ad«:
Closing out Public Sale, Monday.
December 16th, on farm 6 1-.2 miles
southeast of Exira, 8 miles north of
Anita. 1 mile south of Audubon
"Township Creamery.'. .1/"
Public Sale, Wednesday, Decem
ber I8th, 9' miles east of Exira near
Audubon Township, Creameiy.
"Will have a Public Sale, Thursday,
December I9th at his farm, 1 1.2
'miles southeast of Exira.
The Annual'Meeting of the Gree
ley Mutual Fire Insurance Associ
.ation will be held Saturday,
December 14th at 10:00 A. M. at
No. 1« Schoolhouse,.,. Audubon
F. J. THIELEN, Secretary
The followiqg nftmed parties have
bought Vitanola Phonographs from
P. M". Christensen In the last week:
Joe Klemish, Peter -Stone, Joe
Shaw* Walter Scotland and Henry
To the trui^-buyi%.
Is estimated by truck laa^ufacttu^
«rs that l9i9.J will W tlie biggt&t'
year in the'initory o! truck sales/
so if you arelgjoiri&'to buy Ji truck
in the near future, or, perhaps not
until spring, NOW is thei time to
get your order in so as to: get the
truck when you want i% c,?zCome in
and talk it over with ul.'-!
...„Fer Hauling, phone 81, Exira, la
in cira
N. '.'j' V1
Mrs. A. A. Seibert returned yes
terday to her home In Gilmore City
She was accompanied by her little
grand-daughter, Marjorie Posten,
who will remain With her grand
parents probably during the winter.
Her mother, Mrs. Posten, expects
to leave, in the near future, for
Davenport to enter. the Pine Knoll
Sanitorium for treatment for tuber,
cular trouble.
•*••,. -v
The M. E. Ladies Aid Society
gave a Miscellaneous Shower, Tues
day afternoon, at the home of Mrs.
Will Varney, in honor of Miss Mary
•Gill, whose marriage to Mr. Arthur
Warner will take place the latter
part of this week.
The home was beautifully decor
ated in red and white and a deli
cious cafateria luncheon was served.
Miss Gill received many beautifu'
and useful presents.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Heath en
tertained their children at Thafiks
giving dinner, at their home in
Slipperyelmhurst. Their daughter,
.Mrs. Roy Prather and family, of
Atlantic son, Earl Heath and fam
ily of Oakfield and daughter, Mrs.
Frances Hoffman and son were pre
sent to enjoy the good eats pre
pared by Mrs. Heath.'*' ,,
Exira High School Lecture
Course, 1918-19
k'-". -A*..•,.* '.'.N£ V-.
-r V-'-r'-V
Tuesday, December 17, '18
His Lectures are real studies in
the most interesting and vital phas
es of human life. The treatment is
never academic or prosaic. Origi
nality, keenness and wholesome
sincerity are big characteristics that
always impress themselves in his
platform work.
He is not a gushing optimist who
would minimize all the real perils of
life and thus brand the man who is
down as- a born failure. On the
contrary he is not afraid to tackle
the beast in his. lair "and is always
found fighting for the "under dog."
His education is broad and liber
al. He thinks philosophically and
often expresses -himself poctically.
He enjoys the acquaintance of ma
ny prominent men of letters and a
public life, and has also made in
life long study of those in the hum
blefJt- walks of life. He has a proper
perspective view of the world. He
is level-headed and sane.-:
,, .C'ifl
A. Orelwrd.
His lectures abound'. with
sense. He makes one more hopeful.
He points out opportunities for real
success that sure ordinarily over-
He gefe hold of the heart
andmakes the world look big and
wholesome to the average marirwfitf
He is a born humoHst and mai
hearty ..laughs iattest his 'pciwer^
this subtle art. In his soberest ar
guments one catches occasional bits
of wholesome .levity and in his hu
morous passages there is genuine joy
He is lawyer, author and lecturer
in well-balanced, combination.'. He
will make: good' on auy platf^rija
where sound thought,. wholesome
sentiment and force of character
can gain a hearing.
Life means more after you have
heard Mr. Orchard, He is a posi
tive force, working to
make the
path clearer and easier for strug
gling humanity. lie has a wonder
ful philosophy of success that the
people need and will most gladly
ts on sale aifExira Drug Co'th
pany Store, Saturday, Dec. 14,1918.
The marriage of Mr. Charles
Knudsen and Miss Daisy Petersen
Occurred Monday, December 2nd
at Audubon, Rev. Cousins perform
ing the ceremony. Following the
ceremony the couple returned to
Exira and partook of a wedding
supper at the home of the bride's
mother, Mrs. H. C. Petersen.
These young people are of our
finest and are worth'y of a happy
and prosperous future. They will
reside on the Dan' Larsen farm.
Mr. Anthony Meuer passed his
eighty-first milestone, last Friday,
December 6th.- This fine old man
is making his home with his son,
Joe Meuers and wife and is enjoy
ing the best of health. That he
may live to enjoy many more birth
days is the wish of his friends.
frb *.l
Boost For ZEscira, Tlie Oit-y Beautiful
Young Man Died in Defense
Of His Country
Another young life has passed from among us. Arthur Ballou,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ballou, east of Exira, was early in the
war from Audubon County's increment. Arthur, with several
others from Audubon County, was sent to Camp Pike, Arkansas,
where, soon after, he was taken sick. His mother and his affi
anced went to Camp Pike to seeihini and he regained his health.
His regiment was ordered overseas and he was soon at the front.
In one of the most terrific battles over there-Chateau Thierry
he was severely and seriously wounded, one'shot going through
his abdomen and other injuries were received ,at the same time.
As soon as possible he was returned to the base hospital at Rah
way, New Jersey,,where he has suffered and lingered for several
months. Since being placed in the hospital at Rahway he has
been visited,by his wife and infant son--the boy he had never
seen—and his parents. Improvement in his condition being no
ticed his wife tod baby and his mother returned to Iowa while
Mr. Ballou remained with his son a few days longer. After the
departure of the ladies his condition became alarming but subsi
ded eventually when Mr. Ballou returned to Iowa.
His body is due to arrive today and will be. interred in the Ex
ira cemetery this afternoon, mourned by all who knew one
of the finest young men that ever lived. Funeral services will
be held at the M. E. Church, this" afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Bald
win in charge. The stores will be closed during the services.
It Was during one of his moments when free from pain or near
ly that so he was talking to his father about the battle his fath
er remarked that one of the boys from the north part of the
County, named Athens [as the writer understood the name) was
missing, when Arthur remarked that Athens stood second from
him in the battle when" the shell, which wounded him, blew
Athens all to pieces.
It is painful indeed to lose our boys in such a cruel way but the
spirit of those who sacrificed their lives will live on and on gar?
j.laiided with the golden threads* of. civilization and their memory
will be indelibly written in history.
October, 17, 1918r*
Dear-Mother and All :*-I suppose'
ark thinking all softs of things
because you luivtoH heairdfrbns mia
but it is impossible to get writing
paper here. I don't knows if the
government let you know I was
wounded but if they did I am sorry
if it has caused you any worry as
my wound didn'tr amount to any-
On September 28th had
just fed toy horses when as little
piece of'' steel come singing along
and .lit right under my nose in my
upper lip, but only for &poiling my
classic'beauty everything is alright.
How is everything at home? If I
eat Xmas dinner with you this
game will have to end soon but we
are sure going to end it before we
come home. How has the weather
been there this fall? We have had
quite a bit of rain here. I met a
fellow that knew Frank, the other
day. He was from Camp Cody and
I meta nurse, a cousin of Bob Todd
who was workiug for the Telephone
Company there two years ago. It
is funny how you run across people
that way. Did you get the money
I sent home. I hope so. Use it if
you need it. I will soon have two
months pay coming again and I
will send that too. A few more
days and I will be in France six
months. It don't seem that long
sometimes then again it seems a
year. I hope I don't stay another
six and I don't really think I will
but you can never tell. If there is
anything I hate to do it is to write
with a pencil. I suppose this will
be all rubbed out when you get it,
but it is the best I can do. Hoping
you are well and will write soon,
I will cut this.- Goodbye with love
to all. From
Mrs. James Johnson, who resides
west of Exira, is recoviering
from appendicitis. Mrs. Martin
Nelson of Hamlin is caring for her
and assisting-with the work.
Longlteach, California
Dew S&tt-r^WeH, we arrived.here,
—in the Garden .Spot of the World
at last, and I must say it is a Gar
den Spot, in comparison to some
of the countries we have traveled
through. However, we had a great
trip and enjoyed it very much. We
covered just even 2200 miles on our
trip from Exira to" Long. Beach
aawa.. ptaios ajnd deserts, over
mountain^ thru canyons and thru
cedar and pine forests, passed nu
merous Indian and Mexican villa
ges with their adobe houses and
fences and was a very scenic trip as
well as interesting. Car went thru
in fine shape and without mechani
cal trouble of any kind, which, I
think was a wonderful performance
considering the condition of some
of the roads we had to travel over.
We stopped at Mr. Ebbe Hansen's
at Long Beach. They asked me to
extend their best regards and re
quested me to ask you to forward
their Journal to them at 237 Cedar
Avenue, Long Beach, California.
We also stopped at Jim Carlson's.
They are getting along fine and like
it fine here. They have just got
settled down in a cozy home of
their own.
We are all well and enjoying life
to the utmost and hope these few
lines will find you the same. Kind
ly forward my Journal to me here
at Long Beach, 1345 Pacific Ave.
Yours Truly, P. K. JENSEN
Mr. and Mrs. Will Crissman at
tended the funeral of their nephew,
Rushton Oaks, at his home in At
lantic, last Thursday. The young
man passed away, Tuesday, after
an illness with the Flu. f-
Frank Dimick arrived home last
Thurhday from Camp Zachary Tay
lor, Kentucky and has been honor
ably discharged from service. He
will remain here with his parents
until the second semester of school
starts at Ames.
1* liAi ^^j^i^&,*Ji3iAk^k>i^^-ii^h^A^tA'^kis^hi^d^tk
Wednesday afternoon, December
4th, JMr. Peter Melgaard and Miss
Chrisiena Jensen were united in
marriage, Rev. Rasmussen per
forming the ceremony at (the par
sonage. Mr. Charles Petersen and
Miss Egedia Andersen witnessed
the ceremony.
The bride is a daughter of Mrs.
P. N. Jensen of Greeley township
and is one of the finest young la
dies in the county. The groom al
so is a .highly respected Voung man.
They went to housekeeping on the
farm, in Greeley township, which
Mr. Melgaard is farming. We ex
tend congratulations.. -.j
Miss Bessie Witthauer recently
accepted a position with the Chica
go Lyceum Bureau and departed
Friday from her home in Des
Moines for Chicago to enter upon
her new work. Miss Bessie will
tour with-a Ladies Trio, and also
be their accompanist.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jensen return
ed to their home in Atlantic,* Tuesf
day, after a visit sincerf Saturday
with relatives. Ben. hu belen at
tending Wn Officers I'nuning School
at'Camp Pike, Arkansas, re
cently received his Lieutenant's
commission. He has beehi honor
ably discharged from., wryic^Lijaad
returned.to his hon\e in Atlantic^^i.
Harold Miller weht' to Atlantic,'
Saturday, and assisted that day in
the Neff' Clothing Store. He re
mained in that city until Tuesday,
when he.departed for San Fransisco
where h6'is attending the Naval
ReserVe Training School. He wa8
granted a ten day furlough, and
was in this city visiting his mother,
Mrs. Hans MUler and sisters.
The sad news reached here Mon
day of the death of Miss Qlga Gjer
loff at her home in Audubon, that
morning at 7:00 o'clock^, Death
was caused by influenza.
Miss Gjerloff was a daughter of
Mr. Fred Gjerloff, who' formerly
lived near Exira. She was born in
Pottawatamie county in February
1892. About a year ago her moth
er passed away and shortly after
her death Mr. Gjerloff and daugh
ter, Olga moved to Audubon where
they have resided. She is survived
by her father and three sisters.
They are Mrs. S. Jorgensen oi'
Haynes, South Dakota Mrs. Laur
ids Hansen of Exira and Miss Clara
Gjerloff of Des Moines.
The funeral services were helc
yesterday at 12:30 at the home in
Audubon and the remains were
laid to rest in the St. John's ceme
tery, west of Exira.
Rev. Matson came to Exira Sat
urday and held service? in the
Christian Church. He returned to
Clarion, Iowa, Monday morning to
help make arrangements for the
public sale, which Mrs. George Mat
son held yesterday at her home
He will return home tomorrow.
& -.
$1.50 PER YEAR
Jorgeri Hansen Frost was born at
Als Schleswig, September 26, 1832
a,nd died December 8, 19l8 at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Jesse
Andersen at Exira, being, at the
time of his death, 86 years, 2
months and 13 days. In 1856 he
was united in marriage to Miss
Dorothea Sofia Knabe. "To this
union were1 bqrn six children, five
daughters and one son, one- dying
in infapcy. His wife .and three
children preceded him -to the Great
Beyond. He leaves. to mourn his
death two daughters, Mrs George
Hansen of Lorah and Mrs.- Jesse
Andersen of Exira, with ^vhom he
has made his home for more than
fifteen years also 33 grand-children
and thirty great grand-children.'.^
Funeral services were held Tues
day forenoon at the home. Inter
ment was made in Oakhill cemetery.
Mr. John Oliver, of Audubon,
passed on to his reward on Thanks
giving Day at the age of 83 years,
11 month and 3 days. For many
years he was the trusted manager
of Charles Stuart and Sons rural
imsiness in Audubon county.
He came to Audubon county in
the year 1875 and entered actively
in the management of the Stuart
& Sons great business. He occu
pied the ranch on section eleven,
Melville township and transformed
the wildemi^ to a high state of
cultivation. fj-
In Octobc^ .1^79, .he married Miss
Jarah Bajcer,^ daughter of Robertv
5aker arid wife ot ,"Viola, tpmishlp)..'^
To this union:two Bons were. born.
Henry B. nnd William B. Oliver,,
who, like their illustrious: father,
are Worthy citijiens. The regains
of Mr. Oliver were interred in Au-t
dubon cemetery Saturday last.,
Lois Lillian Kline was born in
Exira March 21, 1913 and died
at her homei Thursday, Dec. 5.
1918, at the age of 5 years, 8
months and 11 days.
She, leaves to mourn her loss a
father, mother, mother six brothers
and three sisters, besides a host of
friends. She was taken sick on
Friday with influenza which devel
oped in pneumonia and brain fever
which caused her death the follow
ing Thursday.
She was preceded to the Great
Beyond by two sisters, Pearl who
dieid Dec. 30, 1915, and Nadine
who died April 21, 1917.
The funeral services were held
at the home, Saturday afternoon
and the remains were laid to rest
in the Exira cemetery.
We wish to thank our many
friend for ttjeir kindness shown us
in the death of our beloved daugh
ter and sister and also, for the floral
Mr. and Mrs. Wood Kline.
Mr. and Mrs. Evart Kline,
Mr. and Mrs. Theo Nelsen
The children.
Miss Lizzie Gude returned to th
A. J. Leake home, Saturday, where
she is employed. Miss Verna Croy
who had been assisting with th«
household duties, returned to her
home in the south part of town.

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