OBITUARY OF HALLY
High School Girl Who Died
from Effects of Measles
Although a little late, the fol-i
lowing obituary has been sent in
Hally Thelma Lewis was bom
May 12, 1906, and departed from
this life on the afternoon of May
-.«* 17, 1921, aged 15 yrs., 5 days.
Her last illness began about
three weeks before her death, with
•an attack of la grippe. This was
followed by pneumonia and finally
measles which proved too great a
strain on her alreaby weakened
system. Her suffering was severe
but was born patiently to the end.
She was a true and faithful little
member of the Christian church
with which she and her brother,
Edward, united in the month of
January, 1920. .She graduated
from the. Audubon county grade
schools in the spring of 1920, and,
during the present school year,
was a member of the freshman
class of the Exira hig school.
Of the immediate members of
the family, she leaves to mourn her
departure her father, mother, three
brothers, Edward, Harold and
Russell, and sister, Lucille. Besides
these her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. B. Perry and J. J. Lewis,
all of Exira, and numerous other
relatives, and friends, especially
within the church and school, who
very deeply mourn her going.
On account of the nature of the
disease preventing a public service
•either at the home or church, a
short funeral service was held at
the grave, Rev. Eppard officiating,
taking his text from the beautiful
beatitudes of Christ's Sermon on
the Mount: "Blessed are they that
mourn for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the pure in heart for
they shall see Godj" Thus we
tenderly laid our loved one away,
services held urder the canopy of
'the beautiful sky, putting our trust
in Him who doeth all things well.
,« 'Over the river they beckon to me,
'Loved ones who crossed to the
"The gleam of their snowy robes
.But their voices are hushed by
$ the rushing tide. ,t
And I sit and think when the sun
!fj Is flushing the river and hill and
I shall one day stand by the waters
iHfl And list to the sound of the
1 shall watch for a gleam of the
I I shall hear the boat as it gains
T, the strand
2 shall pass from sight with the
To the better shore of the spirit
There will be a Children's Day
program at the Community church
Sunday evening at 8 p. m. There
will be good music, recitations, etc
The public is cordially invited to
Hudson Thorp, a brother-in-law
of Tom Gill of this city and George
•Gill of Atlantic, passed away at
his home in Chicago, last week.
He was about sixty years of age
and leaves a wife, formerly
Miss Ella Gill, and one daughter.
He was an employe of American
Express Company. Mrs. Lewis of
Walnut, a sister-in-law, went to
Attend the funeral.
ESTABLISHED IN 1885 EXIRA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE
Large Crowd Attended
Military Funeral Sunday
A number of the Exira American
Legion boys went to Atlantic, Sun
day afternoon, to attend the mili
tary funeral services which were
held for Cecil Conley, Lloyd Morrill
and Fred Turner, three Atlantic
boys who fell during the World War,
and whose remains arrived from
France, last week.
It was estimated that 5,000
people attended the services, which
were held in the park.
One of the deceased soldiers,
Cecil Conley, was a cousin of Mrs.
R. A. Lantz of this city.
Aged Lady Found Dead
in Home at Orient, Iowa
Roscoe O. Clark, a resident of
Atlantic, received word Tuesday
morning of the sudden death of his
mother, Mrs. S. B. Clark, at her
lome in Orient, Iowa.
Mrs. Clark was seemingly in the
jest of health, and her death was a
shock to the family. She was
ound dead on the floor at her
lome by members of the family
when they arose early Tuesday
Before removing to Orient fif
teen years ago, the Clarks resided
on a farm near Brayton.
Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Clark
went to Orient to attend the fu
neral. Mrs. Clark was formerly
Miss Roxie Huyck.
in Movie Film
The Continental Cinema Com
pany of Des Moines has just coto
pleted a "screen production, entitled
2,000 Reward,." the filming of
which took place in Atlantic. A
number of Atlantic homes, includ
ing the Mullins, Cuyhendall,
McCaustland and Fitzgerald homes
will appear in the film.
The cast of characters include
Mayor Coomes of that city and
other well known Atlantic people.
The picture will be shown in the
Atlantic theatre, after which the
film will be presented to the citv
by the producing company
Anna and Perry Hanson and
Mr and Mrs. Hans Nelson drove
to Atlantic Tuesday afternoon to
attend the funeral of Mrs. Murphy,
mother of Mrs. Dr. Hammer.
New Dentist for Exira
Mrs. Carrie Brooks Wood has
taken possession of the late Dr.
Newlon's office rooms over the first
national bank. She moved her
household goods to Exira Monday
and will practice her profession of
dentistry. She will be ready to
attend to the needs of the public in
her line soon.
Mrs. Wood nas practiced dentis
try in/Audubon for many years and
has'given excellent satisfaction and
we predict for her a liberal patron
age Exira welcomes her. 'V,
Anita Man Electrocuted
Frank Ii. Howard who lived two
miles east of Anita was electrocuted
last Thursday. He was connecting
a motor to a churn and was stand
ing on a wet floor. A heavy cur
rent passed through his body caus
ing instant death. He was alone
at the time of the accident, his
small son finding the lifeless body
a few minutes later.
Little Miss Eva Northup, infant
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nor
thup, suffered a painful accident
one day last week, /when she broke
her arm. The little miss is just
learning to walk and was standing
by the screen door, looking out.
When she leaned against the door
it flew open, throwing her forward,
so she fell with her weight on the
arm. She is reported to be getting
along nicely now.
VOL. 36 DON'T WORRY AOUT WHAT PEOPLE MAY SAY ABOUT YOU A LIE WAS ,NEVER KNOWN TO OUTLIVE THE TRUTH
Regular services at the Christian
church-next Sunday morning and
evening. The sermon topic for the
evening will be "Church Member
ship: What's the Use." The topic
for the morning will be "Echoes
from the State Convention," which
is being held this week at Webster
The C. W. B. M. reports a splen
did meeting at the home of Mrs.
Tom Godwin on last Thursday,
The Aid Society will meet with
Mrs. Clara Johnson on Thursday,
There will be an ice cream social
at the home of Mr. Wesley Don
aldson on Friday evening of this
week. All who want to go out
from town, but who do not have a.
conveyance, will, please, come to the
church where cars will be provided
to furnish transportation. This
social is being given to help raise
the balance due on our paint bill.
Everybody is invited and all mem
bers especially urged to come and
have an enjoyable evening together
and help to clean this bill off the
slate. Come and bring a -freezer
full of ice cream and some cake
and abroad smile and other things
too numerous to mention, especial
ly the whole family.
Later—On account of Mr. Don
aldsen having been called away to
attend the funeral of a relative,
this social will be given in the
basement of the Christian church.
We were made especially happy
when the attendance at Sunday
School was announced on last
Sunday. We had set for our goal
for the day an attendance of' 200.
When the count was completed
we found that we had 211 present.
That was fine in face of the fact
that a number of families are quar
antined and others too scared to
venture out. The morning service
was a combined service with the
children taking a leading part, fol
lowed by a short talk by the
The regular Children's Day pro
gram was given in the evening, to
a large and appreciative audience.
Many thanks are due to the pro
gram committee, and the children
whose labors made these programs
Henry Bush and Marsh Smith
attended the military funeral in
Atlantic Sunday. 1
Mrs. Thomas Beech and two
daughters, of Rupert, Idaho, vis
ited last week with Mrs. Beech's
aunt, Miss Anna Hanson. They
are spending the summer with rel
atives in Griswold.
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EXIRA and HAMLIN
Rev. Jensen returned Tuesday
last from the annual convention of
the United Danish Evangelical Lu
theran church of America, which
was held at Blair, Nebraska.
Saturday the synod celebrated its
twenty-fifth anniversary, on which
occasion it was the recipient of
several honors »from sister synods
at home and abroad. The Swedish
college at Rock Island conferred a
LLD degree upon the president of
Dana college, Prof. C. X. Hansen
Prof. V. S. Vig, dean of Trinity
seminary, received the Doctor of
Divinity degree from the faculty
of Augsburg Norwegian seminary
at Minneapolis. Prof. Vig recently
was decorated with the Knight of
Dannebrog order by the danish
king, and Rev. Iv. Anker of Elk
Horn received the same honor,
.while the convention was on. Rev.
G. B. Christiansen of Ebenezer
church, west of Audubon, who has
been president of the synod during
the twenty-five years of its exis
tence, has enjoyed that distinction
for some years, but at this occasion
received a giant loving cup besides
a large sum of money from the
synod body as a token of appre
ciation for his faithful service and
able leadership during the trying
times of the pioneer period of the
church. Prominent among the
visitors were the president of the
National Lutheran Council and
Rev. H. J. Kent of Copenhagen,
who represented the national da
nish church. The synod decided
to build a new college at Blair, as
they already had subscribed about
$450,000 for that purpose, by far
the largest sum for any purpose
ever realized among Danes in
America. When we consider that
the synod only counts about 25,
000 confirmed members, we can
better esteem the achievement.
However small, we enjoy being
counted apart of by far the largest
protestant church in the world,
which also is the third in numbers
in U. S. A. Rev. Andreasen, of
Cedar Falls, was elected president.
At the Y. P. society meeting this
(Thursday) evening, Rev. J. P.
Christiansen, of Denver, formerly
pastor of the local churches, will
speak to the audience in
Sunday we will have service in
the forenoon at Hamlin and in the
afternoon at Exira. No evening
remember the Ladies'
Wind Tears House Roof Off
When Earnest Multhaupt of near
Lewis was returning home from a
neighbor's he saw the roof of his
•house rise in the air and go sailing
away. The rafters "went with it
and the entire mass was landed in
an orchard several rods away. Up
on arriving home he found his fam
ily calmly preparing supper, un
aware of the visit of the twister or
.the damage to their home.
Loses Control of Car
Mrs. Chris Lund, while descend
a hill near Audubon, lost control of
her car and the machine turned
turtle. She wds driving at a high
rate of speed and the blowing out
of a tire caused the accident. One
of Mrs. Lund's hands was badly
crushed and she received other
Mr. Don Bauder came from
Polk, Nebraska, Monday to visit
his family who are staying with
Mrs. Bauder's mother, Mrs. Min
to Leave for Idaho
Dr. and Mrs. Beers of Audubon
received word from tneir son,
Charles, who lives in Salmon, Idaho,
that he and his family are on their
way here by auto. The letier was
written at Ogden, Utah, and stated
that they were encountering very
bad roads but expected to reach
here about the 10th. The Dr. and
wife will go with them on their re
turn and remain permanently.
Three of their four children live
there and they wish to be near
Hundreds Dead in Flood
in Pueblo, Colorado
A series of cloudbursts and dam
breakages in Colorado last Friday
resulted in one of the most disas
trous floods which has ever visited
the west. The loss of life and pro
perty is appalling. The unmber of
the dead can not yet be estimated
and probably will never be known,
but it reaches into the hundreds
and the property loss will be iilany
millions of dollars. Tracks were
washed out and trains derailed and
passengers carried away by the
flood. The work of rescue is being
rapidly carried on.
At this writing it is said the low
lands of Denver are imperiled. The
waters of the South Piatt river are
swollen and if the Cheeseman dam,
40 miles away should give way
large rections of the lowlands on
the west side of Denver, would be
Martin Christensen and family
of Winterset arrived in our city
Friday on a visit to relatives. They
visited at the James Christensen,
Otto Petersen and C. P. Knutsen
homes here, then motored on to
Vail and Harlan to make short
visits before returning home.
Nine-foot Adder Killed
Greenfield, la., June 2.—A nine
foot spotted adder snake was killed
near Zion by George Slater, a
travelling salesman. The snake
was as large as a man's arm.
Slater was driving along the road
when the snake came out of a pile
of brush. The horse he was driv-
danish. ing reared up on its hind feet as
Consequently, not only the young the snake started to cross the road.
people but anyone is cordially in
vited to come.
Slater had a 22 caliber rifle in the
buggy and shot the snake.
John Esbeck and family, Mrs.
Anker Sams and Mrs. Xen Creek
partook of a birthday dinner at the
Lars Albertson home in Oakfield
township, last Sunday. The occa
sion was in honor of Mr. Albertson's
birthday, and all present spent a
most enjoyable day.
Fifty Friends Gather at
N. Benton Home
About fifty friends and relatives
came to the Nathaniel Benton
home on Sunday, May 29th, and
celebrated Mr. Benton's arrival at
the forty-eight milestone of his life.
A delicious dinner was served and
asocial time enjoyed by all. Those
present were Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Benton and family Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel Benton and family, Mr. and
Mrs. James Benton and son, Mr.
and Mrs. Bruce Benton and daugh
I ter, Mr. and Mrs. John Benton and
son, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Benton and
sons, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Stilleon
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Reva
Charter, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Finne
gan, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Maxwell
and family, Miss Wilma Stewart,
Emmett Stewart, Glen Benton,
Leiti Benton, Lester Benton, Dor
othy Benton, Roy Benton, Carl
and Wilima Benton.-
Dan Cupid Moves in a Mys
terious Way His Won
ders to Perform
Monday afternoon, W. H. Co
vault and Mrs. Clara Herrick
slipped quietly away and were
married. The ceremony took
place at the Union Baptist church,
east of Exira, Rev. Gumm offi
Mr. Covault is one of our most
influential and esteemed citizens.
He retired from active farm life
several years ago and came to Ex
ira to make his home. Soon after,
his wife parsed away and his home
was made desolate, his children
having homes of their own.
Mrs. Herrick, the widow of the
late Scott Herrick, moved from
the farm to Exira at her husband's
death, and is an active member of
the Christian church. She is fore
most in works of charity, and is es
teemed for her good works.
The Journal extends congratula
tions, and may happiness and pros
perity attend them in their journey
Knights of Pythias
All members are urgently request
ed to meet at their Castle Hall Sun
day, June 12th at 1:30 p. m. to
observe Iv. P. Memorial Day.
Don't forget to bring flowers.
Earl Thomas, K. of R. & S.
Large Crowd Enjoyed
"Sewirg for Heathen"
The Missionary department of the
Woman's Community Association
gave a play entitled "Sewing for
the Heathen" at the Methodist
church yesterday afternoon which
was enjoyed by a large crowd of
enthusiastic spectators, and Mrs.
Christensen's class gave a pageant
which was a credit to the little folks.
Lunch was served and a delightful
afternoon was spent by all present.
Publication is Suspended
He was recognized as an able
writer and his passing from the field
of journalism is a direct loss to the
press of the country.
Mr. Richardson was ably assist
ed by his daughter but the work
became too arduous for the returns.
We regret the passing of the
Severely Burned While
While burning the carbon out
of the car belonging to Nick 4,
Thielen Tuesday afternoon at the
Ford garage, a small explosion oc
curred, and Anker Sams, a me
chanic employed at that place, suf
fered severe burns about his face
and neck which will keep him con
lined to his home for several days.
New Hall to be Erected
by Exira Legionaires
At a meeting of the American
Legion Monday evening it was de
cided to erect a Legion Hall for
use during the summer months,
and a lot was purchased of Charles
Boehme for this purpose. The
building will be erected just east of
the Park Hotel, and plans are be
ing made to give dances regularly
throughout the summer.
by Stuart News
The Stuart News has suspended
publication. Its owner and pub
lisher, Mr. J. B. Richardson, bought
the News more than thirty years
ago and has given the best years of
life to its publication.
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