THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL , Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
Friday, Nov. 19, 1948
JOHN M. HART Those from a distance attending the funeral services of John Hart Friday morning were Lawrence Musty, Mrs. A.R. Marquardt, Mrs. Henry Steinhagen, and Mrs. Herbert Seiter of Minneapolis and A.R. Marquardt and Marlys of Rochester. Pallbearers were John Siems, A. Weber, Phillip Reding, Lawrence Hart, Richard Reuter and Richard Majerus. Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Majerus and family attended the funeral of Mrs. Majerus’ father, John Hart, last Friday at Mazeppa. Others who attended from Belechester were Richard and Bill Majerus, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Majerus, Mr. and Mrs. Art Majeru
CAPTAIN BLOOD RESCUED FROM DOWNED PLANE The following clipping was sent to Mrs. Frank Almeter by her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Blood of Spokane, Wash., regarding the narrow escape of her husband, Captain Kenneth Blood of the U.S. Air Corps, who was participating in a search for a missing B-29 in mid-Pacific: Rescue of the 10-man crew of a Spokane air force bomber forced down last Friday in mid-Pacific was announced Saturday in Associated Press dispatches from Guam and Saipan. The airmen were all in good condition when rescued by the crew of a Martin PBM flying boat from the navy’s Saipan fleet arm, it was said. The Spokane-based B-29 was “ditched” near tiny Fais atoll sometime Friday when it ran out of gas in searching for another B-29 missing since a week ago Saturday. Fais is situated about 400 miles southwest of Guam. Eventual rescue of the 10 airmen was effected through their use of a “Gibson girl” type emergency radio transmitter. Signals from the devise were picked up by the coast guard at Honolulu and by American and Chinese coastal stations.
Kenneth Tupper Heads Mazeppa Farm Bureau The Mazeppa Farm Bureau met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Grossbach on Friday evening, November 12. A nice crowd attended and a good time was enjoyed by all. Election of officers was held as follows” President, Kenneth Tupper; vice pres., Winfred Larson; sec-treas, Mrs. Bernard Grossbach; Home and Community chairman, Mrs. Henry Sommerfield and reporter, Severa Goetsch. Our next meeting is a Christmas party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Staub. On the food committee are Mrs. Staub and Mrs. Joe Ferber.
Election Notice Filings for the following offices in the village elections must be made by November 24, 1948, at the recorder’s office. The election will be held December 7, 1948. Offices to be filled are: One trustee, three years; One Recorder, two years; One treasurer, two years; One assessor, two years; One justice of the peace, two years; and One constable, two years.
Town Elections Set for Dec. 7 Six elective village offices will be filled at the elections to be held December 7. The trustee, Albert Oelkers and recorder Leo Colling, have announced they are not filing for re-election. Other offices to be voted on are treasurer, now filled by Vincent Sand; assessor for two years, held by the late Walter Gregoire; one justice of the peace for two years, Burton Goranson, and one constable for two years.
Locals Dean Conrad, who is acting as a relief operator at the depot for Miss Marlys Case, who is on vacation, spent the weekend at his home in Blooming Prairie. He is staying at the Frank Almeter home. Mr. and Mrs. William Siems and Ted and Glenn left by car Tuesday for Terrance, Calif., to visit their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Herron. Glenn plans to fly back in two weeks and Mr. and Mrs. Siems and Ted will stay about a month. V.C. Sand is the owner of a new Chevrolet Fleetmaster sedan. Ted Manthei has purchase a new Ford. Herman Kurth is seriously ill at his home, following a stroke, Sunday evening. Local friends were shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. Francis Johnson (Doris Murphy) from spinal meningitis. She leaves a four-month daughter, her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Murphy of Minneapolis, a sister, Eleanor and a brother Jack. Private funeral services were held Tuesday of last week at Minneapolis.
OLDEST MAIL CARRIER RETIRES Winona--- “I’d do it all over again,” said David LaCroix, 66 as he punched the time clock in Winona post office, turned in an empty and battered old bag, and walked out not to officially return. He was completing 43 years of carrier service to retire on a well earned pension. Mr. LaCroix was the oldest mail carrier, both in point of years and length of service, in the entire United States.