THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL – Louie Phillips-Publisher July 13, 1945 In the Service: Lieut. Murray Cliff and Pfc. Max Cliff sons of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cliff of Bear Valley recently met on Leyte. Alfred H. Krinke, Jr. of Kassel, Germany with his outfit captured 16 prisoners. Pfc. Leo Liffrig in Kumming, China has received 2 bronze stars for being in the Burma campaign. Pfc. Leonhardt Gahler, came home Monday for a 14 day leave. He has been stationed at Hayes, Kansas. FRED MANTHEI DIES: Fred Manthei died at his home at Lena Wednesday of a bullet wound. He leaves a wife and two children. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. Mr. Manthei was 47 years old. LOCAL NEWS: WANTED----A High chair. Mrs. Nick Reiland, Mazeppa, Minn. John Gruhlke Jr. was taken to a Red Wing hospital Monday for an operation for an ear abscess. John Gruhlke went to Red Wing Tuesday to visit his son, John Jr. at the Red Wing Hospital. A son was born Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Harry LaVan at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester. J.J. Hofschulte sustained a painful injury to one hand at Oelkers’ locker plant Thursday when he got it caught between the locker door and freezer door. Bones were broken in several fingers of one hand. NOTICE: The Mazeppa Farm Bureau meets Sunday in the local park for a picnic. Members please bring own sandwiches and dishes and two covered dishes. WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: A family dinner was held Tuesday to celebrate Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Hodsdon in celebration of their 61st wedding anniversary. Mr. Hodsdon and Catherine Barnish were married July 3, 1884 after which they settled in Bear Valley. OCTOBER 5, 1945: EHLERS-GROSSBACH: A beautiful fall candlelight wedding was solemnized by Rev. Theo Haar at St. John’s Lutheran church of Mazeppa when Miss Gladys K. Ehlers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ehlers became the bride of Mr. Warren H. Grossbach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ignatz Grossbach. DARWIN GRAVES FREED FROM JAP PRISON CAMP: Plainview News: Mr. and Mrs. Vern Graves have received a message from the War department informing them that their son, Private Darwin Graves (brother of Leslie Graves of Mazeppa) has been liberated from a Japanese prison camp. Private Graves enlisted in the Coast Artillery February 1, 1941, and was sent to the Philippines a month later. He fought through the terrible days on Bataan and was taken prisoner when Corregidor fell to the Japanese. Since that time his parents have received a few letters, from him, and the message that he is safe brought great relief and happiness to him.
LOCAL NEWS: Clifford Liffrig has taken a position at Scotty’s Place. Pharmacist’s Mate 3/c Sylvester Prigge, has been transferred from Great Lakes to the U.S. Naval Air Station, Minneapolis. T-5 Paul Bublitz arrived home Monday on an 11 day furlough after 41 months in the South Pacific including Guadalcanal. He will go to Camp McCoy to be discharged. Arthur Scott, technician fifth grade was honorable discharged after being in Europe 16 months at Camp McCoy, Wis. this week. Sgt. Harry T. Bright is chief operator in a world transmitting army station in New Delhi, India. Sgt. Francis Hammes has returned from service in England, France, Belgium and Germany. He was in the service one month short of four years, and has now been discharged. Paul Leuth and family moved into the Anna Hoff house Saturday. The house in which the Leuths formerly lived has been sold to George Tri. While working for T.T. Happala near West Concord last Wednesday Ervin Arendt broke a bone in his left hand while repairing a machine. Mr. and Mrs. Lullus Darcy and Francine, visited Mrs. J.B. Majerus to greet Mrs. Darcy’s brother Lt. Quentin Majerus, on his return from abroad on a terminal furlough. He served in the Air Transport Command. DECEMBER 28, 1945 John Reiland passed away Dec. 26 at this his home. Cleon Kuehn of the Merchant Marine is spending a leave with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kuehn. Donald Schreader, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schreader left this Thursday for Portland, Oregon, where he will resume his duties with the Merchant Marines. Duane Mohler son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mohler is seriously ill with pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Tri of Williston, N.D. and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tri of Bemidji were Christmas guests at the Frank Tri home. John Eric Bergstralh MM2c has been honorably discharge from US Navy at the Naval Personnel Separation Center in Shoemaker, California.