No Free Movies: Last year Mazeppa business places gave free movies to the public. Several nearby towns are doing so this year but thus far Mazeppa has not joined. Instead, local taverns are backing the Gahler Nite Club in giving dances every Wednesday. They contend that from a business viewpoint a dance is preferable to a movie.
On Hot Spot: Who has seen more concentrated danger than Donald Eayrs, brother of Mrs. W.M. Thomforde of this village? On a torpedoed battleship at Pearl Harbor he narrowly escaped with his life. He was transferred to an aircraft carrier which was damaged but not sunk. Then he was put on the aircraft carrier Saratoga which the Japs claim to have sunk in last week’s battle, so that Don’s family is in a state of suspense until the fate of that boat is cleared up.
Refuses Credit: At the concert at the school gym Friday the concluding number, “Go Mazeppa,” was ascribed to (initials indistinct) Purdy A. Purdy, local produce man, was pointed out as the composer, and perhaps fearful of an ovation, he left the hall just before this number. Late he denied the authorship vehemently, and it did sound a lot like “On Wisconsin,” which is used as a school tune.
Sells Interest in Store: Oswald Sand has sold his interest in the general merchandise store of Maas & Sand to his partner,Ven V. Maas. Mr. Sand has been called to the army about the middle of June or July. The transfer of ownerships will become effective June 1 and Mr. Sand will take a vacation before answering the service call.
Ralph McDonough has been promoted to first class private. He is stationed at the station hospital at Moorefield, Mission, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. John Reiland Sr., Mr. and Mrs. John Reiland Jr. and Miss Mary Marx visited Walter Reiland at Snelling Sunday. Friday, Mr. and Mrs. John Reiland Sr. and Miss Marx were in Red Wing to see him leave with the selectees.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Meek and Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Jones and Dorothy Ann of Pine Island spent Sunday here.
Reider Tommeros, who has been working at a plane factory at San Diego, has returned home on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Ramthun and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Banick of Byron visited at the Fred Banick home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Mitchell and Mrs. Bessie Hodge left Friday to tour western Wisconsin to Duluth and visit their mothers at Bain, Minn. They expect to return Monday.
Pvt. Anthony Perrotte, who recently went into the army, is located at Fort Lewis, Washington.
Otto Bublitz, who went to Snelling with the Goodhue county selectees last week, has returned owing to medical rejection.
In all sugar registrations were made at the school house last week for 717 people in this section. The previous estimate of 700 proved very close.
Customers having inquired how much sugar one person could use in a day, C.G. Helgerson had Chemist F.W. Kingsley weigh out one-seventh of one-half pound or the fourteenth of a pound, which is the daily ration per person. He has this amount in a bottle on the counter for all to look at. It looks like a couple of tablespoonfuls.
Couldn’t Answer: Miss Ruth Olson helped register people for sugar at Minneapolis last week. Her youngest consumer was two days old; her oldest 99 years. The parents of the two-day-older couldn’t tell the color of its eyes, and to the color of its hair responded that it hadn’t any.
Wm. Gulden, formerly of Mazeppa, is now in the merchant marine as quartermaster and takes part in shipping supplies under convoy. It is well paid but dangerous work.
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Smith have received word from their son George at a Texas camp that he was one of five from his company chosen to attend non-commissioned officers’ school.
Otis Ondler was given a 10 day furlough from Snelling and has spent it at this home here.
A large crowd attended the first kitten ball game of the season here Sunday. Zumbro Falls won 7 to 5.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Perrotte and daughter Anita and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Krier went to Ft. Snelling Thursday to visit Anthony Perrotte, who left for the west that day.
Patrick McHugh leaves today from Minneapolis for Newport, R.I. to take employment with the American Can Co. He has given up his job with the Deere Co. at Waterloo but his family will remain there for a time. He will prepare himself for the new job at the naval arsenal at Newport and expects later to be transferred back to the Middle West.
While Mrs. Everett Freiheit and child were going into Zumbro Falls Sunday morning, Mrs. Freiheit removed the ignition key and planned to coast a short distant. Removing the key locked the steering wheel, and the car could not be steered. It went over a bank and rolled over. The child hit the windshield and broke it, but was not much injured. One door was caved in and fenders were crumpled.
Mr. and Mrs. George Kruger went to St.Paul Sunday to call on Mrs. Agnes Rice, who was seriously ill. Mrs. Rice died Tuesday. She was sister of Miss Phoebe Landrich, a frequent guest of Mrs. Kruger.
The mail from Lake City Wednesday was covered with mud and badly chopped up. The pouch had fallen under a wheel and been run over by the mail train.