THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
Friday, August 20, 1948 Obituaries: GEORGE W. TOBEN Mr. Toben was a former Mazeppa resident and a brother-in-law of the late Henry Pesch of this community. He edited the Mazeppa Journal for Michael Marx over 10 years ago, and was a member of Typographical Union No. 30 of St. Paul. He was employed by Brown-Bigelow at the time of his death. He died suddenly, August 8, at the age of 65. Mr. Toben was married to the former Emma Pesch. Mr. Toben’s friends here were grieved to hear of his sudden death. DR. L.E. CLAYDON Local friends were worry to hear of the death of Dr. L.E. Claydon 79, of Red Wing, prominent physician and surgeon, who died Sunday. His first wife was the former Lottie Franklin of Mazeppa. One son, Dr. Donald Claydon died in 1941, and a daughter Marjorie also preceded him death. Survived include his widow, a brother P.H. Claydon of Red Wing and a sister, Mrs. Carl Bull of Wolt Point, Mont.
Mazeppa Blanks Welch 8-0 The local baseball club came to life with a roar Sunday afternoon on the home diamond and shut out Welch 8-0 in the opening playoff game. Showing a hustling brand of baseball, the Zeppans were never in serious trouble throughout the contest and held the visitors to six hits while building up to 14 total for themselves. Lubahn was on the mound for Mazeppa and earned his second shut-out this year, gaining his first against Meisville early this season. Lubahn led the hitters with three out of four and Siems, Tupper, Prokasky and Vik each had two hits.
Hart’s Celebrate Golden Wedding Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Hart, long time Mazeppa residents were feted on several occasions this week in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary. Math Hart and Anne Bartholome were married Aug. 17, 1898 at St. Mary’s church, Bellechester. The Rev. Limberg, now deceased, read the nuptial mass. Mr. and Mrs. Hart have one son, Lawrence of Mazeppa.
BELLECHESTER LEGION POST SPONSORS STAR BROS. CIRCUS American Legion Post No. 598 at Bellechester will sponsor Star Bros. circus Saturday, Aug. 21. There will be an afternoon and evening show, featuring animal acts and trapeze and wire artists. Admission is 30 and 60 cents.
District To Hear School Report A most important meeting for members of Ind. School Dist. No. 50 will be held at the Mazeppa American Legion hall at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 26. At this time Jack Siems, member of the county school survey committee will report on that committee’s recommendation and will explain the entire set-up. Age of Speed The remarkable age we live in illustrated by a trip Marlyn Gerken and his father, A.J. Gerken, took last week-end.
They flew Sunday from Vic Holtorf’s airport near town to Hulquist’s Sky Resort near Minong, Wisconsin. They landed the plane at the resort 100 feet from a lake, spent the day fishing and returned home Monday morning.
LOCALS Joseph Hammes enlisted in the Army and left Monday from Winona for Fort Knox, Kentucky. The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lullus Darcy was baptized JoEllen by the Rev. D.J. Lavery at SS. Peter and Paul church Sunday afternoon. Sponsors were Greg Darcy and Miss Mary Beth Strauss of Minneapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Gahler of St. Paul are the parents of a nine pound son born Aug. 6. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Perrotti visited their nephew, W. F. Tri at the Lake City hospital, Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Tommeraas, Mr. and Mrs. Ore Oelkers and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Hofschulte and Gary called on W. F. Tri at the hospital.
CATHOLIC CHURCH TO HOLD HOMECOMING CELEBRATION SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church will hold its annual homecoming celebration Sunday, Aug. 29. A parish dinner will be served from 11:30 am to 2 p.m., to which the public is cordially invited. There will be games and amusements for entertainment.
ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH Mazeppa-Bear Valley Bear Valley congregation had a memorable day last Sunday on its 60th anniversary. Grand weather, large audience, good sermons made it a pleasant day. A delicious meal was enjoyed at noon and evening. We wish to thank Mr. J. Gregoire for furnishing a loud speaker, and the Mazeppa Lutheran Ladies Aid for the use of their dishes. We thank all our members for their cooperation and their gifts.
CAT RETURNS TO THE BAG Dr. and Mrs. O.E. Hagen took their cat when they started from Butterfield to their lake cottage near Alexandria last year. At Brewster puss was tired of auto travel and departed unceremoniously for an airing. Still missing after a four-hour search, the pet was reluctantly abandoned as the Hagens went on to their destination. This year when they arrived at the same cottage for their annual outing, the cat was contentedly waiting for them.