The Mazeppa Journal, L.A. Phillips, January 2, 1942
Official Rules For Air Raid Precautions: WHAT SCHOOL TEACHERS AND PUPILS SHOULD DO DURING AN AIR RAID.
Co. F, Zumbrota, Wants Home Defense Men: Due to a state of war existing, Co. F, Minnesota Defense Force, stationed at Zumbrota, has received orders to increase its strength to 80 men. In order to do this, it is necessary to recruit men from Mazeppa, Wanamingo, Pine Island, Goodhue. Meetings for the purpose of interviewing men will be held in each of these villages in the near future. However, men interested in enlisting at once, who are between the ages of 18 and 45, should report at the Armory Tuesday evening of each week, when enlistments will be accepted.
Dorothy Delva married to Walter Arendt
Alyce Nardinger married to Private Walter Rusch
Miss Emma Hardy Passes Away- her sister Flora Hardy was a teacher at Dist. #109- Pine Island Township-near Oswald Tri farm.
Adolph Nickle Struck By Car, Now In Hospital: While walking to town Friday from his home three miles south of town, Adolph Nickle, 61, was accidentally struck from behind by a car driven by Pete Ryan of Frederic, Wis.
Local Car in Four-Car Mix Near Hampton: An accident involving four cars occurred Tuesday when John Grimm and Mrs. J.B. Gregoire, her sister Marian Fredrickson, and Misses Gwen Gregoire and Merle Banick were returning from the cities. This side of Hampton a car came from a side road and stalled on the pavement. A truck hit it and was deflected into the lane occupied by Mr. Grimm’s Mercury. The head-on collision caused the front of the Mercury to be driven in.
State Theatre: Roy Rogers, your favorite cowboy, comes Fri. and Sat. Jan. 2-3 in a thrilling musical western- “Border Legion”, which is crammed with action and suspense.
Donald Webster of Camp Leonard Wood, Mo. came home on furlough Sunday.
Gerald Betcher left Friday for Camp Claiborne, La., following a furlough.
Larry Mahoney of Belle Chester spent a few days here this week as guest of Francine Darcy.
Glen Siems, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Siems of South Mazeppa, went to Ft. Snelling yesterday to take an examination for military service.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Gahler and family of Hastings visited in Mazeppa Thursday and Friday. Edgar is now working at the New Brighton munitions plant.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Fuglie and family of Winona visited Mrs. A. Fuglie and son Clarence for Christmas. Elmer, who makes machine tools, stated that he had received a government war contract.
Francis and Elmer Gillespie of Milwaukee, recently discharged by the army at the age of 28, have been notified to be ready to return to duty next month. They are now in Milwaukee.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonhardt Gahler went to Goodhue Saturday to attend the wedding of Mrs. Gahler’s brother Palmer Finstuen to Miss Della Friese.
January 9, 1942
Mazeppa Lubr. Co. Sold to Botsford: A.W. Croxford sold the Mazeppa and Zumbro Falls lumber companies Saturday to the Botsford Lumber Co., which has headquarters in Winona, and runs yards in many neighboring towns.
Funeral of Miss Emma Hardy Held Friday: Emma Hardy was endowed with a most pleasing personality of quiet reserve and dignified patience.
Private Ralph Heber of Camp Robinson, Little Rock, Ark. Spent several days last week at his home here.
Cyril Huneke left Sunday for Minneapolis where he will attend Dunwoody Institute.
N.M. Feipel reported Monday morning that someone had stolen his Christmas tree—–lights and all.
Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Sass and family have moved from the Raasch house to the rooms in the upper floor of the Gregoire building.
Vernon Wright, who is at Fort Rosecrans, Calif. wanted to see the Mazeppa paper and learn the news. Mrs. Jane Caswell ordered it sent to him this week.
Clarence Schafer, who has been working at the lumber yard, left for Havre, Mont. yesterday to look up employment.
Donald Heaney has written home that Lewis Rich, who joined the navy with him, has “gone to sea.” Donald expects to be assigned to a trade school.
Mr. and Mrs. John Reiland, Mrs. Frank Tri, Mrs. Anna Fischer and Mrs. Bertha Seibert attended the funeral of the late Miss Emma Hardy.
Wabasha County may have 12 tires and 10 tubes for cars and 39 tires and 33 tubes for trucks in January. The allocation committee has reported this.