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i: r\ iW rt lr IJ 7jr.TiniTWTriT~ ESTABLISHED IN 1885 Kim SIMUERSEN Will sell her residence property, some farm implements and house hold goods on Friday, January 3rd, three blocks east of park, Exira. RAY NELSON Will hold Public Sale on Chris Knudsen place, inside corporation of Bray ton, Thursday January 9th. IUESI HMIffil Mr. Bid Workman went to At lantic, Monday morning to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law, Albert Morrissey, who passed away -at his home in Marshalltown. Mr. Morrissey leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss. The remains were' laid to rest in the Atlantic cemetery. MRS. OR. HALL Mrs. Dr. Hall departed Saturday morning for Davenport, where she will attend the Palmer School of Chiropractic and complete the course in Chiropractic, which will take about ten months. The little son, James Hall will remain at tke home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Meuers during his mother's absence. MR. TOM Mrs. Godwin of Greeley town ship was in the city, Saturday and ^informed us that' her, son, Tom was now on. the staff of Aeronautics in England and that her other two sons, the twins, were separated '-while crossing the country from the encampment to the seaboard at Hoboken, for overseas service. .We trust she may receive a letter soon and that he is well and happy. Einer Nielsen, a son of Mrs. Larson of Elk Horn, who was an assistant engineer on the ill-fated naval steamship Manola, which went down in Lake Ontario on December 2nd was one of the pum ber drowned. Einer was assigned to duty on -the Manola from the Great Lakes Training Station. He was one of our finest young men. Mrs. Larsen and all the relatives have the sym pathy of the country. EINE YOUNG COUPLE UNITEDJN MARRIAGE Charles Tibben, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Tibben of near Exira, and Miss Helen Roepke were united in marriage, Sunday, December 22, at the home of the bride's parents, in Ida Grove. After a short wed ding trip, the newly weds will take charge of his parents farm in Aud ubon township. Mr. and Mrs. Tibben Sr. will spend the winter in Texas and if suited with the country may decide to remain there indefinitely. The Journal joins the friends in wishing the newly wedded couple a happy and prosperous future. Lewis Witthauer, a brother of Otto Witthauer, formerly of Exira, phased away at his home near Guth rie Center, last week. WEDDING JOYOUS EVENT A most happy occasion^ was the celebration of the twenty-fifth annii versary of-the wedding of Mr. a: Mrs. A. P. Hansen of Exira, Io Thursday, December 26, 1918, numerous company assembled the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hansen to congratulate the worthy couple and wish them a happy future. Three tables setting forty persons, were reset three times in order to accomodate all. Among those present were: Mrs. Peterson and family Mrs. Botilda Hansen Mrs. Sophia Axelsen and family Mr. Paul Nelsen P. C. Knudsen and family Chris Han sen and-family Mr. N. B. Chris tenson Dan Larson and family" Roy Christenson and family An drew Nelson and family Adolph Sornson and family J. W. Jensen and family Wm. Esbeck and fam ily Jens Larson and family Mar tin Axelson and family Miss Chris tena'Larson Miss Ida Christensen Mr. O. H. Jacobson and family Carl Lynge and family Walter Scotland and family Hans Jenson and family Mr. Henry Anderson and family Mr. and Mrs. Charles Knudson Martin Lund Mr. J. U. Hanson. Several ..other families and a host of young people were represented. Mr. Hansen came to this country from Denmark with his parents when he was five years old. As a boy he herded cattle and not many were his opportunities for obtaining an education. However, he had a determination to succeed and in spite of difficulties he pressed on. In 1893 he was married to Katrine Christensen. To this union eleven children were born all ofwhoni were present at the Silver Wedding/ All has not been smooth sailing for Mr/"Hansen. He has by hard work and persistent application succeed ed in making for himself a_ compe tency. He has one of the beat farms in Audubon County, which is well improved. He has given thosSe of his childran, who are old enough, the opportunity of a col lege education. He has been liber al in- works of charity and religion. Never' sparing himself he has been a good neighbor and successful farmer.-. Mr. Hansen has served in many places of responsibility in the Church and in the County. For many years he has been elder of the S. D. A. church in Exira. He has been a member of the Execu tive Committee of the Iowa con ference of S. D. A. for ten years as well as on the Executive Board of the Nevada Sanitarium. For the past nine years he has also served as a member of the Executive Board of the Hutchinson Seminary, Hutchinson, Minnesota, of which institution he' was one of the active founders. Mr. Hansen, at the pre sent, serves as President of the Marne and Elk Horn Telephone Company. In making mention of Mr. Han sen's success of life, his faithful companion should not be forgotten. She has proved a true help-mate to her husband as well as a devoted mother to her children, winning their confidence and love.. Friends and even strangers are always made welcome in her home. The friends of the happy couple gathered at the home at ll o'clock in the forenoon bringing with them tokens of expression of their esteem for Mr. and Mrs. HaChsen Prof. Andreason of College View, Ne-*k braska, made an appropriate ad$ dress for the occasion touching up on the secrets of a "Happy Home." Their large modern home made 1 if ?F^si ample provision for the entertain ment of their many guests The afternoon and evening were spent in visiting old friends and relatives while the young people present played and sang many familiar hymns, the day was enjoyed by all and each in parjting expressed their appreciation of the pleasant hours spent in the home of Mr. and M|^ A. P. Hansen. May*the coming years Sfe* brim ful of joy and and happiness for this»extiellent couple is the wish of the Joyrnal and the many friends. MR. HIRAMKMTH ATTEMTTS SHE Whiie nis mind was clouded by constant disease, following a stroke of paralysis about a year ago, Mr. Hi Heath, an old resident here, in flicted a wound with suicidal intent Sunday morning. The 'old gentle man had been for several days de ploring his inability to perform any kind of work until his mind became clouded and he made a rash at tempt to end it all by cutting his throat. The attempt at self de struction failed and five stitches were taken to close the wound Mr. Heath was taken to the nome of his daughter, Mrs. Ola -Dorsey near Anita, Monday, where it is hoped that new surroundings may help to restore his lost reason. Famine Conditions BggflFbod Shortage approching famine Point Serious Food, Shortage I Sufficient Present Food Supply Bui Mure Serious FHjjg Peoples already, recemnja. American Uixcjassified DECEMBER, 1.' 1918." SM/N A food map of Europe today sho^s not a single country In which the fu ture does not hold threat of serious difficulties and only a small part which is not rapidly approaching the famine point. With the exception of the Ukraine only those countries which have maintained marine commerce have sufficient food supplies to meet' actual needs until next harvest, and even In the Ukraine, with stores accu mulated on the farms, there is fafaine In the large centers of population. Belgium and northern France, as well a^ Serbia, appear on the hunger map distinct frtou the rest of Europe because they stand in a different rela tion from the other nations to the peo ple of the United States. America has for four years maintained the small war rations of Belgium and northern Prance and is already making special efforts to care for their increased after-the-war needs, which, with those of Serbia, must be included in this plan, are urgent In' the extreme and must have Immediate relief. The gratitude of the Belgian nation for the help Amefica has extended to her during the war constitutes the strongest appeal for us to continue our work there. Tho moment the German armies withdrew from her soil and she was established once more In her own X3 Bxira, ,Th.© City Beaiatifiai EXIRA, IOWA, THURSDAY. JANUARY 2- I 919 A meeting will be held at the Oakfield Township Creamery on Monday, January 6th at 10 A. M. for the purpose of hiring cream haulers for the next year. J. M. CPIRISTOFFERSEN Dr. Lantz was here from Anita, Friday calling on friends. The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wahlert, who reside in the country, and painfully injured when she fell into a dishpan of hot water. We trust the little one may recovery rapidly. UMTJBIMI The new manager of the Green Bay Lumber Company at this place will be Lieut. B. F. Jensen. Ben took his initiatory training in this' yard going from here to Guthrie Center as assistant manager,. then to Atlantic': He has just returned from an Officers Training School, where he was commissioned Lieute nant. Ben will fit into the right notch .jvith the town and country. Mr. Jensen and wife will move •to this, city.'" HUNGER DRAWS THE MAP GERMANY FRAHCE seat of government the little nation's first thought was to express her grati tude to the Commission for Relief in Belgium for preserving the lives of millions of her citizens. Germany, on the other hand, need nof figure In such a map for Ameri cans because there is no present Indi cation that we shall he called on at all to take thought for the food needsxof Germany. Germany probably can care for her own food problem if she is given access to shipping and is enabled to distribute food to the cities with dense populations, which are the trou ble centers. England, France, the Netherlands and Portugal,, all of which have been maintained from American supplies, have sufficient food- to meet immediate needs, but their future presents seri ous difficulties. The same Is true of Spain and the northern neutral coun tries—Norway, Sweden and Denmark —whose ports have been open and who have been able to draw to some degree upon foreign supplies. Most of Russia Is already In the throes of famine, and 40,000,000 people there are beyond the possibility of help. Before another spring thou sands of them Inevitably must die. This applies as well to Poland and practically throughout the Baltic re 4 *-"i '"V" EIIU HIS HE I Corp. Grant O'Donnell and "Al bert Leist each received their hon orable discharge from the army and arrived in Exira, Tuesday morning. They were also accompanied by Jens Jensen and Pete Jensen, who have been honorably discharged. The boys were stationed at Camp Pike, Arkansas. hr. rlii JESI CELEBRATES 8IRTHDAT As a fitting reminder of the sev enty-third birthday anniversary of Mr. Peter Jessen of West Exira, his good wife made the event one to be }ong remembered by inviting in a number of their relatives, Mon day, December 30th, to partake of a big dinner prepared for the occa sion and to spend the afternoon. Those present were: H. P. Pet ersen and family A. S. Stone and family Martin Jessen and family Chris Jessen and family Niss Jes sen and family P. M. Jessen and family C. A. Petersen and family EIven-Petersen Ruby Stone Rev. Rasmussen and wife. The occasion was certainly a haypy one as you may imagine af ter reading the. names of those pre sent. S S A UKRAIN BLACK TURKEY, 4FRK* gions, with conditions most serious in Finland. Bohemia, Serbia, Roumanla and Montenegro have already reached tho famine point and are suffering a heavy vtoll of death. The Armenian popula tion Is falling each week as hunger takes Its toll, and In Greece, Albania and Roumanla so serious are the food shortages .that famine is near. Al though starvation 4s not yet imminent, Italy, Switzerland, Bulgaria and Tur key are in the throes of serious-strin gencies. In order to fulflll America's pledge In world relief we will have to export every ton of food which can be hap dled through our ports. This means at the very least a minimum of 20,000,000 tons compared with 6,000,000 tons pre war exports and 11,820,000 tons ex ported last year, when we were bound by the ties of war to the European allies. If we fall to lighten the black spots on the hunger map or If we allow any portions to become darker the very peace for which we fought and bled will be threatened. Revolt and ananftiy inevitably follow famine. Should this happen we will see In other parts of Europe a repetition of the Russian de bacle and our fight for world peace will have been in vain. $ 1.50 PER YEAR HUES, IlllCt A special meeting of the Macca bee Lodge will be held at the Dan ish Brotherhood Hall, Monday eve ning January 6th. Did anybody here see Mike? He was here and is gone again. Mitro landed in Exira, Monday morning and intended to leave the mnw evening but his friends were too numerous. He was compilled to remain over until Tuesday evening and then his. visit wasn't long enough. Come again Mike* '1* 1. WILLIAM STILJJIIIl! SICK Uncle William Bintner, who was operated upon many weeks ago for appendicitis from which he seemed to recover, is now afflicted with an abscess, which is forming under the wound. About two weeks ago he was taken sick with the Flu, which caused his relapse. Mr. Bintner, "the grand old man of the Nishdav has been a great sufferer and all hope his worst suf ferings are over. nnjp own Mr. and Mrs! William Murdock returned Saturday from a few days in Omaha visiting with her sister, Mrs. Charles^Coddington and hus band. Mr. Murdock returned to his la bors in the John Nelsen hardware furniture and Undertaking estab lishment. He has been recupera ting after a most strenuous season in administering the last sad rites to numerous victims of the deadly inflluenza. Many kind remarks have been, made of the efficient management of the -funerals and the kind sympathy at all time?. Mr. Murdock has shown the be reaved ones in the hour of partinr: with^their loved ones. Such con sideration for the dead is rarely seen and we know the tender acts are highly appreciated by all. Mrs. George Scott spent a feu days the fore part of the week with her parents, Foley Herrick an* wife. She returned to Audubon, Tuesday noon. FINE BUS! wiS GEORGE CORL, Com. E E E -*t E BY PRACTICAL MB We are pleased to announce to the trade territory of Exira that business deal was consumated in Exira yesterday when Mr. Joh Nelsen, one of the hardware mer* of the City Beautiful, sold his buf ness to Messrs. George Corl air. Merle Terhune. Mr, Corl -has been the -Maste mechanic and business manager the mechanical department of th Nelson establishment for sometim and is perfectly familiar with al branches of the business. Mr. Terhune, who has been man ager of the Green Bay Lumbc Yard here for several years, is •, home in any branch of business be ing the possessor of a fine busine? education. These young, energeti men are alive to all the wants an heeds of our community and will: all times keep their stock in tl very top notch of efficiency. Th firm will have something to say the trade through the Journal ne..t week. Watch.