The Mazeppa Journal, Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
Friday, August 23, 1946
Thrill of Shipboard Voyage, Arrival in Japan Told by Mrs. Kenneth Blood: A story book account of her exciting boat trip to Japan was related to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Almeter and family by Mrs. Kenneth Blood in her first letter home since reaching the land of the cherry blossoms.
Hoffman To Head New Legion Post:
Twenty-two local service men, including one WAC, Miss Mary Majerus, met at the school assembly Friday evening to make out their application for an American Legion charter and elect officers. George Carroll, adjutant of the Zumbrota post, opened the meeting, speaking briefly on the organizational set-up of the Legion. At this phase of the meeting J.S. Wild was appointed temporary chairman, and following officers were elected: A.A. Hoffman, commander; George Hartman, vice commander; Reider Tommeraas, adjutant; Larry Colling, sergeant at arms; Norbert Sand, financé officer; Leonhardt Gahler, chaplain and C.W. Robinson, historian. As yet, no service officer has been elected. Mazeppa American Legion post was decided upon as the name and as soon as the charter has been approved, will be given a number. Meetings will be held the first Thursday of each month, with the meeting place to be decided upon.
Schools Postponed Until September 16:
The Mazeppa Public Schools will follow the recommendation of Dean Schweickhard, commissioner of education and open on Sept. 16. Although the entire faculty is now under contract, there remains the difficult problem of securing living quarters for the new bandmaster and principal, A.J. Norberg, and his family.
Obituaries: Local residents were shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. Wesley Anderson, who passed away in her sleep early Monday morning, at the age of 76 years. She was to have left that morning for Riverside, Calif., with her son Harold. Clara W. Plummer, was born at Lake City Feb. 27, 1870, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Plummer. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William Gilmore and Mrs. Orville Rockvam, a son Harold, two grandchildren and one great grandchild. One daughter, Mrs. Eddie Lerfald preceded her in death.
Engagements: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Engelhart of Red Wing have announced the engagement of their daughter Ruth Ann to Alfred Starz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Starz of Zumbro Falls. Mr. and Mrs. John Messmer have announced the approaching marriage of their daughter, Josephine Brigitta to Francis Lynn Redding, son of Mrs. Maude Redding of Mazeppa.
Local News: Week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Will Siems were Mr. and Mrs. Matt Hoffman of Winona. The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Roland was baptized Susanne Marie by Rev. Theo. Haar. August 30, 1946 Additional Personal Items: Anthony Perrotte, Lawrence Miller, Richard Tri, Ervin Arendt and Sylvester Tri returned Tuesday after spending a week in the Dakotas and Montana. They visited Peter Poncelet at Eagleack, Mont., Bill Poncelet at Belt, Mont., and on the return trip called on Peter Tri at Humboldt, Minn. They reported a great need for rain in those areas. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Willers have purchased the lot adjoining the Albert Oelkers residence from Mr. Oelkers and plan to build as soon as possible. Sunday guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Samuelson were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Anderson of Riverside, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Donald Morrisey and family of Zumbro Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Schlasner and family and Mrs. Ed Woolery (Lois Anderson) of Vancouver, Wash. Miss Ruth Ann Engelhart of Red Wing and Alfred Starz of Zumbro Falls were Mazeppa visitors Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Oelkers returned Saturday evening from a trip to the West coast where they visited their son, Pfc. Robert Oelkers who is stationed at Fort Ord, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Arnold and Homer Pesch and family of Rochester visited Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pesch. The Misses Michaeline and Mary Hoffman left last week Thursday evening to spend a three weeks’ visit with relatives at Sioux City, Iowa, Dakota City, Nebr., and Sioux Falls, S.D. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Weber, Miss Teddy Hoffman and Mrs. Elizabeth Weber were Zumbrota visitors Monday. AUCTION: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 12 P.M.: 2 miles north of Mazeppa, or 6 miles East of Zumbrota on good crushed rock road. CHARLIE and PETE VONderBORN, OWNERS How is your Muffler and Tail Pipe-Let us help you for Safe Driving- Standard Oil Service Station John Gruhlke, Prop. Mazeppa, Minn