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VOLUME XXX ASKOV,. PINE COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 1943 L- -MEMBER 16
Chronology For
1943 Of County
And State Events
Abridged Form Of Inci
dents As Published In
American Past Year.
January 7— Miss Goldie Kingsley
St. Paul and William Price, Willow
River, exchange wedding vows . . .
Miss Lillian Traxler, former Bruno
girl wed to Sgt. Milton T. Curtis of
Washington, D. C., at Denver, Colo.
.... Mrs. Fred Anderson passes
away enroute from Brook Park to
her home in Oregon; burial at Oak
wood cemetery.
January 14— Mrs. Chas. Pehoushek
passes away at her home north
west of Askov .... Miss Anina
Ingemansen and Sgt. Clifford Mad
sen, Askov young couple become
man and wife in candlelight cere
mony at Askov Danish Lutheran
church .... Funeral services held
Friday for Mrs. S. T. Palm, 13-year
resident of Brook Park .... Wal
ter Krogh, Askov, and Helen Sal
minen, of Minneapolis wed.
January 21— Mrs. Dan Svardahl of
Sand Creek dies at Pine City . . . .
Miss Clarabelle Adeline Schmidt of
Mora and Lester C. Kowitz of Wil
low River speak vows .... Ole
Andrew Wallin dies Sunday after
noon at home near Denham . . . .
Miss Helen Dahlin of Windemere
township and Cpl. Donald Maltby
of Kerrick exchange wedding vows.
January 28— Miss Lorraine San
grene, Willow River, and Cpl. Rob
ert Keel of Florida united in mar
riage .... Mrs. H. Nortrup, Wil
low River resident since 1897 dies,
leaving husband and two children
.... Miss Alice Kimmel of St.
Paul and Wm. Willman of Finlay
son wed .... Four-year old Irene
Schoenrock of Giese dies after a
lingering illness.
February 4— August Dolden, 71, of
Ogema township passes away un
expectedly from heart attack . . . .
Mrs. Anna Bowers, county resident
30 years, living at Finlayson, dies
unexpectedly .... President’s Birth
day Ball at Askov nets $164.27.
February 11— Shoes put on the ra
tioning list , . . . Mrs. Duane Mer
reman of Kerrick dies at Pine City
hospital following stroke.
February 18— Mrs. John B. Willi
of Bremen township dies following
two weeks illness .... Miss Gun
hild Sahl of Kenyon and Emil Jen
sen of Askov married at Rochester
. . . . Edward Proffit of near Clo
verton passes away at age of 68.
February 25— Miss Virginia Le
manski, Pontiac, and Chester Mohel
ski, Sturgeon Lake wed .... Miss
Lorraine Noesges, Chicago, and Ern
est Mohelski married .... Mrs.
Mary Lubrecht, 71, passes away at
her home in Sturgeon Lake township
. . . . Death calls respected pioneer,
James E. Hurley. 91 of Pine City
. . Miss Carol Malinofski of Minne
apolis becomes bride of Jens R. Han
sen of Askov .... Joseph Mracek,
66, laid to rest; was Bremen town
ship pioneer .... Katherine Jean
Smith of South Dakota marries
Flight Officer Eldred W. Arth of
Finlayson .... Death Takes Mrs.
Inez M. Robertson of Willow River
. . . . Miss Vivian Marie Sheehan of
Askov and Cpl. William Holstein
speak vows at Fort Leonard Wood,
Mo .... Miss June Brisbin of Wil
low River becomes bride of Sgt.
Paul Hogan of Kerrick .... Miss
Frances Nasvik, teacher at Askov,
and Cpl. C. O. Vance exchange wed
ding vows in West.
March 4— Miss Beatrice L. Swan
becomes the bride of Pvt. Andrew
Mortson at pretty Ogema home cere
emony .... Miss Alice Hekrdle
passes away at her Finlayson home
from tuberculosis .... Mrs. Julia
Bartczak of Sturgeon Lake succumbs
to lingering illness .... Albert
Klein, Bruno resident for many years
laid to rest there after long illness
. . . . Rev. Loyd L. Mcßostie for
merly of west Africa, accepts call to
serve Presbyterian churches at Bru
no and Kerrick.
(Continued on Page 7)
Kerrick Resident
Dies At Moose Lake
11l for some time, Edward L. Ne
well, 59, Kerrick resident the past
two years, passed away early Wed
nesday morning of last week at the
Moose Lake community hospital. He
had been employed in St. Paul until
about four months ago but poor health
forced him to give up his work. The
funeral services were held in St. Paul
where interment was made.
The deceased was born in Jasper
county, lowa, July 22, 1884 and was
married in St. Paul June 28, 1908.
The family came to Kerrick two
years ago to settle on a farm north
east of town.
Survivors are the widow, a daugh
ter, Betty Ruth, at home; two sons,
Cpl. David Newell, Avon Park, Flor
ida; and Edward C. at home, who
will be called for service within the
next few days; two brothers, Earl
and Otto Newell, both of St. Paul.
Sympathy is extended to the be
reaved relatives by their friends.
Rites Today For
Former Askovite
Soren J. Jensen Called By
Death Christmas Eve At
Sandstone.
Death came Christmas eve to sad
den a Sandstone home taking the
husband and father, Soren J. Jensen
who passed away there following a
two week’s illness of flu which later
developed into pneumonia. He was
68 years of age.
He had made his home in Sand
stone since 1940 when he and Mrs.
Jensen moved to that village from
their farm 5V2 miles east of Askov.
Native Of Denmark.
Mr. Jensen was born in Lillivorde,
Denmark on April 18,1875 and was
married in that country to Christine
Jensen. He came to the United States
in 1907,his family following him five
years later. They farmed for a time
at St. Croix Falls, Wis., moving to
Askov in 1927, residing on their farm
east of the village until three years
ago. The farm is now operated by a
son, Victor.
Leaves Widow, Seven Children.
Besides his widow, the deceased
leaves seven children, they being
Christine, Chicago; Bena, Minneapo
lis; John, Chicago: Herman, Tacoma,
Wash.; Henry, Fort Lewis, Wash.;
Emma, Minneapolis; and Victor, As
kov. Four children died in infancy.
Funeral services will be held this
afternoon from the Danish Lutheran
church at Askov with Rev. M. Mik
kelsen officiating and burial will be
made in the local cemetery. Those
who will serve as pallbearers are
John M. Jensen, M. Sgt. Henry Jen
sen, Victor Jensen, Charles Sukkola,
Peder T. Pedersen and Carl Eck
berg.
Friends and neighbors extend sym
pathy to the sorrowing relatives.
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\ The confidence with which Americans invoke a "Happy New Year" upon one
another is an inspiring testimony of their unshaken faith in a better world to come.
Few of us continue to think of the "good old days." For we know that they were /
tru|y good old days. They were days of unrest, of economic
of intrigue —of all the unhappy things which paved the way to war. / /
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We know, too, that the molding of the future is in the hands of ourselves and of
k aligned with us in the fight for freedom. We in /
and in our allies. It is the confidence bom of right. It is the courage boni
strength and of belief in a holy cause. / /
America own community—multiplied thousands of times. Because of
we know\that
is abtrong One. to the furthermost reaches of the
With'the coming of all of us find new and deep-seated reasons for
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inward happiness. W know that despite our sorrows, a z greater world rising
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It a spirit of with humility/that this newspaper'asks for
State Home Safety
Contest Announced
Te promote safety on the home
front a contest, sponsored by the
home section of the Minnesota Safe
ty Council, will be conducted from
January to May during the coming
year, according to C. H. Zealand,
executive secretary.
Open on a club or organizational
plan formal entry in the contest can
be made by an organization any time
up to March 1 and reports of home
inspection results, special programs
and other activities can be retro
active to January 1. Each partici
pating organization will be its own
judge or rating authority and local
safety councils will pick the three
clubs in each county rating highest
for competition for statewide awards.
Elsewhere in this issue is published
a blank form to facilitate making en
try in the contest by organizations
of this area.
WILLIAM NORELL DIES.
William Norell, residing between
Duquette and Nickerson, died late
last week at the age of 67. Living
alone there evidently was no one
with him when death came.
He was one of the old-time set
tlers in the Duquette-Nickerson com
munity.
Early Settler In
Sturgeon Lake Is
Called By Death
Joseph Rusin Joins In
Death Son Killed Short
Time Ago.
Funeral services were held 10 o’-
clock. Monday morning from the St.
Isadore’s Catholic church at Sturgeon
Lake for Joseph J. Rusin,76, a resi
dent of that community nearly half
a century. Father S. T. Moger of
ficiated at the last rites, burial be
ing made in St. Isadore’s cemetery.
11l Some Time.
The deceased had been in poor
health for some time and passed
away at the Moose Lake Community
hospital early last Friday morning.
He joins in death a son killed a few
weeks ago.
Born in Germany New Year’s day,
1867, he grew to manhood in that
country, coming to the United States
at the age of 25. He was united in
mariage to Bernice Clara at Scran
ton, Pa., in 1896, and a short time
afterwards they came to Pine county
making a new home in Sturgeon
Lake township, residing there since.
Son Killed In South.
Mr. Rusin is survived by five sons
and two daughters, they being Wal
ter and Frank at home, Ignatus,
Minneapolis; Sgt. Andrew Rusin,
stationed in New Guinea; Cpl. Stan
ley Rusin, in England; Mrs. Mary
Pavlock, Denham; and Miss Anna
Rusin, Minneapolis. Another son,
Pvt. Albert Rusin, was accidently
killed on duty at Avon Park, Flori
da, November 19, this year, being
buried a week later at Sturgeon
Lake with military honors.
Willow Boy And
Texas Girl Wed
Word has been received here re
cently of the marriage of Rudolph
Hemza, son of Mrs. Katerina Hemza
of Willow River, to Miss Bessie Ded
ek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Dedek of Blessing, Texas, the cere
mony taking place November 20 at
Hayward, Calif.
The groom, who is in the naval
reserve, is an employe of the Pan-
American Airways at Treasure Is
land.
Laid To Rest In
Giese Cemetery
Funeral services were held last
Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from
the Theodore Dorau home near Fin
layson for August Dorau, 74, who
died of a stroke December 18. Burial
was made at Giese with Rev. Carl
son officiating and the pallbearers
were. Emil and William Mader, Clyde
Bates, Richard Foley, Carl Haaken
son and Paul Frick.
The deceased was born in Ger
many Sept. 22, 1869, came to Fair
fax, this state, in 1903 and to Pine
county in 1906, He was married in
Germany April 3, 1894 to Mathilda
Dammrose who died in 1914. Surviv
ing children are Arthur, Paul, Doro
thy, Theodore, Eleanor, August, Meta
Herman and Fred. Three children
died in infancy. There are 17 grand
children. One daughter, Frieda,
passed away February 4, 1941 in
Albee, S. D.
Mr. Dorau was employed for a
time as a stonemason but later took
up farming in Wagner township in
Aitkin county. He had been ill the
past five years with dropsy.
Sympathy is extended to the be
reaved relatives.
Ration Calendar
SUGAR—Sugar Stamp No. 29 in
war ration book No. 4 good for
five pounds, valid through Jan
uary 15.
MEAT, BUTTER, CHEESE, OILS—
Brown stamps in book three “L,M,
N, P and Q” valid through Jan
uary 1, brown stamp “R” valid
December 26, through January 29,
Brown stamp “S” valid January 2
through January 29.
CANNED GOODS—Green stamps
“D” “E” and “F” in book No. 4
valid through January 20. Gfeen
stamps “G” “H” and “J” valid
January 1 through Febuary 20.
GASOLINE “A” coupons No. 9
good for 3 gallons are valid
through January 21. “B” and “C”
and “Bl” and “Cl” coupons with
words “mileage ration” printed on
the face are valid at the rate of
two gallons each. As of Decem
ber 1, new type “B 2 and “C 2
coupons are valid for five gallons
each. Motorists must place licence
number and state on face of cou
pons.
TIRE INSPECTION —“A” drivers
must have next tire inspection by
midnight, March 31; “B” and “C”
drivers must have next tire in
spection by midnight, Fedbruary 28
Bruno Couple
Exchange Vows
In a ceremony Wednesday morn
ing of last week Miss Francis July,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert
July of Bruno, became the bride of
Mr. Edward Jorgensen, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Jorgensen, also of
the Bruno community. The wedding
took place at Kerrick.
Friends of the young couple ex
tend congratulations and best wishes.
Finlayson Young
Man Summoned
Rites For Lauri H. Will
man Are Held Tuesday
Afternoon.
The Finlayson community was
saddened Christmas day to learn of
the death of Lauri Herbert Willman,
36,wh0 had resided all his life on a
farm near that village. The cause
of death was a cerebral hemmor
hage. He was ill only two hours but
had been in poor health the past
year.
He was born February 4. 1907 at
Finlayson, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Willman, both now deceased.
On December 29, 1934 he was united
in marriage to Elvera Jeanette Rob
inson in Minneapolis, the couple com
ing to Finlayson to continue farm
ing operations. The deceased was of
a quiet disposition and a good hus
band, and was a member of the Fin
nish Apostolic Lutheran church.
Leaves Widow, Brother.
Besides his widow he leaves a
brother, George, of Duluth; three
nephew, a niece, several cousins, and
an aunt in Warren, Ohio.
Funeral services were conducted at
Finlayson from the Hills Mortuary at
1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and
from the Finnish Lutheran church
at 1:30 p. m. Rev. John Paana of Min
neapolis conducting the last rites.
Burial was made in the Finnish
Lutheran cemetery. The pallbearers
were Alex Carlson, Victor Gustaf
son, Theo. Esse, Vaino Ojala, Edward
Hautala and Willie Martin. Among
those from away here for the fun
eral were Raymond Robinson, bro
ther of Mrs. Willman, and several
other relatives from Minneapolis.
Sympathy is extended to the be
reaved ones.
International News Review
BY GEORG STRANDVOLD
There was no “peace by Christ
mas” this year, as some too optimistic
souls hoped. Americans and British
in Italy did not reach Rome b.y
Christmas —something which also had
been expected. Russians, contrary to
similar fond expectations, did not
reach Vitebsk, and Americans and
Australians on New Britain are still
a considerable distance from Rabaul
where the Japanese have one of
their strongest positions.
In fact, although fighting
went on uninterruptedly in
spite of Christmas, there was
on no land front any actual,
change of situation. The pic
ture immediately after the holi
days looked very much as it had
looked before them.
In the air it was a little different,
for Americans and British sent three
thousand bombers across the English
channel to bomb German-held cities
and ports in Northern France. There
are no published reports of the
results, but it stands to reason that
when a fleet of this unprecedented
size swoops down on a small strip
of land, there is bound to be huge
destruction. And no doubt there was.
That bombardment, the like of which
the world has never seen, was the
“Christmas eve gift” of the Anglo-
Americans to Hitler.
“Coming Events .”
And perhaps it served to him as
a reminder of the frequent truth
expressed in the saying that. “Com
ing events cast their shadows be
fore them.”
Post-War Plans
To Be Discussed
By Civic Groups
Community Improvements
Of All Kinds To Be Con
sidered At Meeting.
To make plans for post-war work
and improvements in Pine county
a meeting will be held at the village
hall in Pine City Friday evening,
January 7, beginning at 8 o’clock *
to which all community and civic
leaders in this area have been in
vited. County Engineer N. C. Peter
son is chairman of the arrangements
committee.
E. W. Moeller To Speak.
E. W. Moeller, executive secre
tary of the North West Good Roads
Association will be the chief speaker
but the meeting will not merely be a
discussion on road and highway pro
jects but will take under considera
tion all aspects of community im
provements such as water works,
sewage disposal systems, public
buildings and institutions, street and
park improvements, and other work.
Already 45 counties have been or
ganized under the plan, known as
the Minnesota Post-War Public Plan
ning Project and a total of 75 are
wanted for a joint meeting with the
County Commissioners Association
February 25.
To Provide Employment.
Those asked to attend the Pine
City meeting next week include coun
ty, village, township, school and
municipality officials, commercial
club members, conservationists, farm
leaders and others interested in com
munity improvements after the war.
The projects within the various
communities would aid in providing
employment for returning service
men and war workers who other
wise would find it difficult to take
up the threads of civilian life follow
ing the war.
Best estimates predict that ap
proximately 25,000,000 persons will
be either demobilized from the armed
forces or released from jobs in war
industry within a year following the
war, thus imperilling the nation’s
economic soundness.
For there can be no doubt that
this tremendous attack was a part
of the initial invasion steps which
seem to have been planned between
Roosevelt and Churchill in Cairo
and Teheran.
Hitler does not know when
the sledge hammer will begin
to hit home; he does not know
where. But he does know, as
all the rest of mankind, that
it is coming, and there are in
dications that it may be com
ing soon.
This invasion is what has been
talked of for a very long time; it
is, in other words, the final and
general offensive against Nazi-pun
ished Europe. If there may have been
reluctance in undertaking it, the ob
vious reason is that the Allied na
tions could not make a move until
they were deadly sure that it would
succeed. Failure here would spell de
feat for them. They cannot afford
to take that chance; therefore, they
cannot afford to act prematurely.
They must wait until everything is
in perfect readiness.
Signs.
And there are certain signs which
indicate that the plans for the in
vasion are nearing completion. There
is, first of all, the fact that Ameri
can troops in increasing numbers
are arriving in England—and you
can guess the purpose!—and there
is that other fact that Berlin is pret
ty jittery about the possibility of a
mass offensive starting through Den
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