THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL , Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
OCTOBER 21, 1949
Can You Top This? Oelkers Froz-n Foods displayed an onion measuring 14 ½ inches across. That tops one mentioned in the papers last week measuring 14 inches.
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Daydreaming My annual cod id the head has arrived, so as of this writing, don’t care if school keeps or not…..the doctor that finds a cure for the common cold will surely go down in history….next item of importance on the village curriculum is the school carnival…..something everyone looks forward to….those **%xxx boxelder bugs are driving me bugs…been hoping someone would present me with a dressed pheasant (nothing like being grabby) But as usual, no luck…now if we had our storm windows washed, the lawn raked, woodshed cleaned out, surrey disposed of and housecleaning done, could sit back and relax before the Christmas rush…have foresworn chewing gum since I caught my son imitating me with great gusto the other day…
Champion Sprint Man Paul Butlin is hereby nominated for Mazeppa’s champion sprinter. Seems when he was pheasant hunting near Waseca, Sunday, he happened to be right on the spot when a pheasant flew up in front of him. He made a dash after the bird, and caught him! Best part of the whole deal, as Paul remarked, was that there was no chance of eating buckshot with the bird.
Local News Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Klein and Duane, Mr. and Mrs. John Damman attended the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Prigge, Sunday. Mrs. Klein and Mrs. Damman are nieces of Mr. and Mrs. Prigge. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lother, Fred Cordes and Kate Bauman of Zumbrota also attended. Alfred Klein is the owner of a new Chevrolet sedan. Mr. and Mrs. Will Goranson of Sioux City, Iowa, visited several days last week with his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Goranson. The Rev. Msgr. John N. Bartholome of Wabasha visited his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Hart Tuesday and was a luncheon guest there. He also visited his nephew, L.M. Hart.
4-H LEADERS FEDERATION HOLD MEETING AT LAKE CITY Among those from this area attending the Wabasha County 4-H Leader’s Federation meeting at Lake City, October 13th were; Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Sprenger, Roger Schultz, Mrs. Westendorf, Mrs. Cliff, Mrs. O’Brien, Nancy Bergstralh, Mrs. Vernon Smith and Vernetta Smith.
SOUTH TROY NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Joe Roland took a truck load of canned goods, vegetables and clothing to Mitchell, S.D., last week Tuesday, where they were met by a truck from the Brainerd Indian school at Hot Springs, S.D. Donations to the school were from the Wesleyan Methodist churches of Zumbrota, South Troy, Rochester and Albert Lea. The Rolands spent Tuesday night with Rev. Fletcher family in Albert Lea and Wednesday night with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Fey, at Conde, S.D. Several from here attended dedication services at the Methodist church in Zumbro Falls, Sunday. The church recently was remodeled and looks very nice.
One of Nature’s Oddities Gervas Jostock recently told us of a freak egg discovered. Layed by an Austra White pullet, it was as large as a small goose egg. Inside the white was an ordinary-sized pullet egg, no less!
SMOKE SIGNALS MEAN TROUBLE If your tractor smokes when the engine is warm, it is warning you of trouble ahead. Smoke means worn rings, pistons or sleeves….loss of compression and power. Let our skilled service men check your tractor now and save you trouble and money.
Mazeppa Hdwe. & Implt. Company Shortest Poem of the Week Indians can have their Indian summer, Snow storm’s coming that’s a hummer. Historical Happenings are taken directly from the archives of the original papers as printed. Any discrepancies need to be taken up the Editor and Publishe of the said papers, who are deceased.