Monday, November 29, 2010

the sisters


Janet Axsom, Kay Crawford, & Chardy Smith with their mother Grace Brown & aunt Minerva Brown.

Over the river and through the woods to Grandmothers house we go....
















of course, these days, the annual Brown Family Christmas is held the Sunday after Thanksgiving in a large area rented for the purpose each year, we started this because the family was just stuffed in grandma's house, & now grandma's house has been sold & she lives in the nursing home. it has evolved into a soup and sandwich lunch....Jim makes chili, Aunt Kay makes vegetable soup, & my mom makes baked potato soup. and the desserts...oh my. Lisa, Aunt Chardy, & I herded the family members into various group photos as always. Katie was kind enough to picnik them for me. Aunt Chardy always does some kind of a gift deal....we pick out a wrapped gift & can change them...etc. this year everyone got a lottery ticket & a penny! Grandma Grace won $2, Shelia & Katie won $4...it was a cool idea. and I appreciate Aunt Chardy working so hard to keep the family gathering for the holidays.





attending were great aunt Minerva Brown; grandma Grace Brown; Bernard & Janet Axsom; John Axsom; Tom, Lisa, Max, & Logan Butler; Kevin, Deb, Katie, & KJ Dailey; Robin, Jace, & Lexi Shalz; Shawn & Karlan Crawford; Kay & Bob Crawford; Chris, Robin, Ashley, & Tara Crawford; Chardy & Jim Smith; Kerry, Shelia, Kenton, & Steven Dauma; and Kenton's girlfriend.





Bobby Shalz has been deployed.





Jace has his drivers permit.





Ashley is a freshman at Mizzou. KJ is a freshman at Northwest.





Aunt Minerva has moved into Sunnyview apartments for the winter.





we were all cleared out by 2:30p.m.





Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sue Stark Hashman Facebook page...




Sue, Bryan, & their boys...

Mona's Facebook....







pictures of her son Cody with his grandpa Jerry, Mona pregnant with Cody, her son Cody, Mona's twin daughters Connie & Kristin at one week old & high school graduation

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Mona Haggard Facebook Pictures.....







her grandchildren Joey, Alia, & Alexis, & daughter Connie

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

great grandma's scrapbook

tonite I found my stash of scrapbook protective page sleeves, put all grandma's scrapbook pages in them, & used one of my new scrapbooks to put them in to protect them. will let dad & lisa look at them, when they are done, will pass it on to the Lawson's in Princeton.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

SUCCESS!!!!

have typed and photographed all of my late great grandma Amanda Craig Shafer's scrapbook! yay me & my tired fingers! this was such an exciting thing to do...so much information, plus a glimpse into the things that interested grandma. plan on putting all the brittle scrapbook pages into protective sheets, putting it back together, seeing if I can repair the cover without hurting it worse, then pass it on to someone from great aunt Donanell Shafers family in Princeton....

still have the 'low disc space' issue, so may not get all my photographs on here for awhile.

The Des Moines, Iowa, meeting included initiation....

of a class by the Ottumwa ritual and drill team and an exhibition by the Waterloo drill team. Carol and other guests were welcomed by Sheriff Wilbur Hildreth and MP Viola Specht. There are officers of the Des Moines Auxiliary. July 1955

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still having 'low disc space' issues with my computer, will upload when I can!

Friday, November 19, 2010

March is the trickiest month of the year,

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March is the trickiest month of the year,
What's coming we never can know;
One day we feel certain that spring is here,
The next day we'r wading in snow:

The sun, in the morning, is shining bright,
By noon there are clouds overhead;
A blizzard is raging in wild delight
At night when we'r going to bed:

'Tis bluster and change almost every day,
With all kinds of weather and wind,
No lack of variety on display
But change from begining to end:

So when the sun shines out brightly and warm,
Do not think that springtime is here;
The chances are, there is brewing a storm
Which may be the worst of the year.

Lindley Grisell

Look Ma, No Sleds!


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hand written on newspaper photo "Albert Lawson Feb 18 1956"

Who needs a sled when there's a hill like this! Youngsters at Monroe School Friday make the most of icy slide on schoolgrounds. Thirtieth Street and Hickman Road. Staff photo by Del Borer.

Arthur Cochran

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Charles Arthur Cochran son of Sarh Wilson and Andrew Cochran was born at Blythedal, Mo May 22 1899 and departed this life at the Axtell Hospital, Princeton, Mo May 20 1960 at the age of 70 years, 11 months, and 28 days.
He was married to Pearl Shafer, February 21 1913. To this union two children were born.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and one sister, Icy Cochran.
He passed away after an illness of several months.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Pearl and son Russell, of the home; a daughter, Mrs Lois Booth, two grandchildren, Linda and Randall Booth, a son-in-law Lester Booth; two brothers, Sam of San Antonio, New Mexico; Jim of Long Beach, Calif.; two sisters Mrs Della Jack, Mobile, Alabama; and Mrs MAry Sturdivan, Guyman, Okla.; one uncle Jim Wilson of Blythedale, Mo; several nieces and nephews and other relatives and a host of friends.
He spent his entire life in Harrison County except one year in Oklahoma.
Funeral services were held from the Stoklasa Funeral Home, Tuesday afternoon, May 21 1960 at 2:00 o'clock, with Rev. Cleo Colville, officiating.
Mrs Helen Bauer sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "God Understands" accompanied at the piano by Mrs Cleo Colville.
Pallbearers were Chas. Johnson, R.O Chambers, George K. Peugh, Keith Thomas, Jack Graham and Dean Maroney.
Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery with E.J. Stoklasa, Moritician, in charge.
Card of Thanks
We want to express our heartfelt thanks to our kind neighbors and friends for their many expressions of sympathy and for the beautiful floral offerings. These sympathetic acts and thoughtfulness will always be remembered.
Mrs Pearl Cochran
Russell Cochran
Mr and Mrs Lester Booth
Linda Sue and Randie

Out of town relatives and friends attending the Arthur Cochran funeral were Mrs Mary Sturdivan, Mrs Harry Thrall, Guyman, Oklahoma; Mr and Mrs Warren Erlwine, Ypsilanta, Michigan; Mr and Mrs Junior Shafer, Mrs Betty Ashley of Des Moines, IA; MR and Mrs Alfred Axsom, Trenton, Mo; Mr and Mrs George Peugh, PAttonsburg, and Merle Phelps, Bethany.

L. Franklin Bears Rites Held Monday

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Lyman Franklin Bears, son of Lyman Everly and Elvira Booth Bears, was born MArch 4 1884 at Blue Rapids, Kansas, and passed away at Nevada, Mo, July 11 1958 at the age of 74 years, four months and seven days.
He was married to Grace Moore December 25 1923. To this union five children were born. He was a devoted husband and father. He was saved when he was a young man, and raised his children up in a Christian home.
His wife, one child, and one granddaughter preceded him in death.
Surviving are one son, Robert Bears of Buckner, Mo, three daughters, Mrs Lavene Still and Mrs Lois Quick, of Kansas City, Kans., and Mrs Lulu Poynter of Blythedale; 12 grandchildren, two brothers, two half-sisters, and a host of relatives and friends.
He has taken his long last journey
On that beautiful ship called Rest,
Away from this world of sorrow
Into the land of the blest.
We have only the memory, dear Dad,
To treasure the whole world through,
But it's sweetness will last forever
As we cherish these memories you."
Services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Cainsville Assembly of God Church, the Rev. H.F. Foley, Belton, Mo officiating, assisted by the Rev. Henry Robertson, pastor.
Mrs Violet Ellsworth and Mrs Charlotte Ellsworth, accompanied at the piano by Mrs Claud Phillips, sang "In The Garden", "HAven of Rest", and "Beyond The Sunset".
Pallbearers were Paul Bears, Walter Booth, Rev. Ramon Booth, Robert Bears, Hurston Bears, and Rev. Wayne Thogmartin.
Burial was in the Zoar Cemetery with E.J. Stoklasa in charge.
Card of Thanks
Mere words cannot fully express our warm and sincere thanks to the many friends, relatives and neighbors for the beautiful flowers, and cards at this our time of bereavement. Special note of thanks to Rev. Foley and Rev. Robertson, the singers, pallbearers, and Stoklasa Funeral Home.
The Children

Laundry Local At Union Talks

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By Robert H. Spiegel
Local 104 of the laundry workers union here sent four delegates to Milwaukee over the weekend to attend a meeting called to explore possiblities of establishing a new international union.
The laundry workers union was charged with corruption and expelled from the A.F. L.-C.I.O. in December
No Decisions
Mrs Alta Crise, Local 104 secretary-treasurer, Monday said no decisions were reached at the Milwaukee meeting.
"However, we [Local 104 leaders] intend to investigate fully the chances of joining a new organization," she said.
Mrs Crise said 20 to 25 locals from all parts of the nation were represented in Milwaukee. She said 22 locals already have reaffliated with the A.F.L.-C.I.O on an individual basis.
Returning
"The returns fo locals to the A.F.L.-C.I.O. seems to be going well," remarked Mrs Crise. "It probably will move faster as a result of the Milwaukee meeting."
Mrs Mary Little, Local 104 president; O.A. Anderson, business representative, and Mrs Dolly Gray, a member, also attended the Milwaukee meeting.
Local 104 has about 350 members, mostly in the Des Moines and Ottumwa areas.

Rose V Bishop

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She Is Not Dead
Oh! call it not death---it is life begun,
For the waters are pass'd, the home is won;
The ransomed spirit hath reached the shore
Where they weep, and suffer, and sin no more.
She is safe in her Father's house above
In the place prepared by her Savior's love;
To depart from a world of sin and strife,
And to be with Jesus--yes,--this is life.
Oh! call it not death--'tis a holy sleep,
And the precious dust the Lord doth keep,
She shall walk again--and how satisfied
With the likeness of Him, who for her died,
As he rose again, she shall also rise,
From the quiet bed, where now safe she lies;
Then cheer ye, fond mourners, who sadly weep,
For happy are they who in Jesus sleep.

Rose Verona Ristine, daughter of Henry and Missouri Ristine was born March 10 1877. She was united in marriage to Doss Bishop, December 21 1895. She and her husband were engaged in the hotel, restaurant and mercantile business in Cainsville for 51 years.
She was a member of the Methodist Church.
After the death of her husband, Mrs Bishop took great pride in raising flowers and the upkeep of her home. She derived much pleasure from travels, especially her most desired and last trip to the Holy Lands.
She is survived by nieces, nephews, and friends.
Not Lost
They are not gone who pass
Beyond the clasp of hand,
Out from the strong embrace,
They are but come so close
We need not grope with hands
Nor look to see, nor try
To catch the sound of feet.
They have put off their shoes
Softly to walk by day
Within our thoughts, to tread
At night our dream-led paths of sleep.
They are not lost who find
The sunset gate, the goal
Of all their faithful years.
Not lost are they who reach
The summit of their climb,
The peak above the clouds
And storms. They are not lost
Who find the light of sun
And stars and God."

Funeral services were held in The Methodist Church, Friday afternoon at 2:00, August 17 with Rev. Glenn Wilson, officiating.
Mrs Orel Hrdlicka and Mrs Helen Bauer sang "In The Garden" and "Precious Memories", accompanied at the piano by MRs Mary Baker, at the piano.
Pallbearers were William Bishop, Dillon Bishop, Lawrence Higdon, Paul Jones, Everette Robertson and Chas Johnson.
Interment was in the Glaze Cemetery with E.J. Stoklasa, Mortician in charge.
Card of Thanks
With deepest gratitude we extend this word of thanks for the many kind acts of sympathy expressed by thoughtful friends. These kindnesses have meant much to us.
Nieces and Nephews

amanda estes & jason parkhurst in new mexico....


Thursday, November 18, 2010

2 Boys Die After Days Of Starving

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New Orleans, LA (AP)-Two small starving brothers, who each dreamed of someday growing up to be heavyweight champion of the world, died Thursday after days of begging scraps of food from door to door and eating out of neighborhood trash cans.
Six-year-old William Baughman, jr. died with a plea for food on his lips. "Please, may I have a ham sandwich?" he murmured to hospital attendants.
Seven-year-old Lawrence, who died 12 hours later never regained consciousness after police removed him, frail and convulsed, from the shabby, one-room apartment where the Baughmans lived with their seven children.
The five girls, ranging in age from 1 to 9, were placed in foster homes.
Police jailed William Baughman, a 29-year-old unemployed longshoreman, and his 38-year-old wife, booking them with criminal neglect pending formal charges.
Laboratory tests and toxological examinations were scheduled after Delores, the oldest girl, told police the brothers had been eating out of an empty mustard jar found under the wooden tenement. Doctors believed it was contaminated.
Cries.
Police went to the squalid room Thursday when neighbors complained the children were out begging for food at all hours of the day and night and had been drinking wine from discarded bottles.
One woman said she couldn't sleep because of the cries of the hungry children.
"They ate in the garbage cans...up and down the street," said Mrs Evelyn Scallan, a next-door neighbor.
"Nervous."
Offers to bury the two children poured in after Baughman said he would have to await assistance from his father in Acadia, Tex., because a burial insurance policy had lapsed two months ago.
"I'm a sick man," he said. "I have a nerve sickness. I've been nervous since I was born."
He said he left his last job two weeks ago to seek admission to a veteran's administration hospital.
Since then, the family lived on $7 worth of food tickets provided by nuns at a nearby convent.
The Baughman's apartment is less than a block off Canal Street, New Orlean's main business thoroughfare.
Baughman, a guant, thin man who looks older than his 29 years, said his sons wanted to grow up to be fighters, "like Rocky Marciano."
His wife, a frail woman in a soiled pink dress, tearfully insisted she had done her best for the children.
Funds.
The family had applied for assistance from the Louisiana welfare department, which administers a 110 million dollar a year welfare program, one of the largest and most liberal in the nation.
Miss Lillie H. Nairne, head of the New Orleans office, said the mother gave no indication that her husband was too ill to work or that their situation was an emergency.
Miss Nairne said a follow-up letter was mailed when Baughman failed to show up for a Monday interview . Police found the letter in the mailbox.

What Do You Think?

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Question: What are some memorable experiences you have had in St Mary's Catholic Church?
(answers obtained at last service to be held in teh 85-year-old-church, Second avenue at Crocker st.)

Ralph Green, 47, of 3016 E. Madison st. "I was born and raised here on the east side in this parish. I was baptized and confirmed here, and I also attended the school here which was run by St Mary's. The school has been closed for a while now. My daughter had the same upbringing in this neighborhood that I had, and she was one of the last to be graduated from this church. My parents came to Des Moines from Germany,moved to Second St., and attended this church."


Mrs Ted Fath, 3921 Cambridge st Highland Park: "I've gone to this church almost all of my life, and so has my husband-he moved here when he was three years old. We've been married for 37 years and our lives have been centered around this church. Goodness knows how many church suppers, carnivals, and other church events I've worked for here at St Mary's. It's a shame to see this place close, it has been such an important part of our lives."

Ted Fath, 3921 Cambridge st Highland Park: "We moved here when the streetcars were pulled by horses. I was just walking when we moved here from Eagle Grove...and I lived in that house down there (839 Second ave.) just two houses down from this church. I went to school here. I remember getting plenty of spankings from the sisters...once for jumping out of a school window. My parents were also buried from service's here at St Mary's.

Mrs Joseph T. Comito, 4140 Eleventh place: "I remember very well when I was a little girl, Father (the Rev. Dominic Weber) used to come out and play ball with us in the schoolyard. Then on Tuesdays and Thursdays he heard our religion. On Tuesday it was religion, and on Thursdays it was the Bible. I remember what a grand time we all had on Father's Silver Jubilee, even though I was j ust a very small girl then. My mother, Rosie Grandanette, lives just down the street and has gone to church here 35 years."

Woman From D.M. Knifed Fatally in Chicago Subway

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hand written "April 10 1968"
"Bernice Wassmuth's girl (Flower Shop)"

by Nick Lamberto
Mrs Annabell Koons, who moved from the Des Moines area less than a month ago, was fatally stabbed in a Chicago, Ill. subway station Tuesday.
Mrs Koons, 25, was the daughter of the late Mr and MRs William Wassmuth of Des Moines and the wife of Thomas Koons of West Des Moines.
Police detective Francis J. Flanagan said the woman died of "multiple stab wounds-she was stabbed from 10-18 times."
"Lots of the wounds were in the hands-typical self defense wounds," Flanagan said. "Most of the wounds were in the back and arms. The knife was left in the woman's left side near the shoulder blade."
Flanagan said the knife had a 3 1/2 inch blade and a 4 1/2 inch long handle.
Flanagan said witnesses told police the assailant was a male Negro between 20 and 28 years old.
"We think the motive was robbery," Flanagan said. "We can't find her purse."
"It could have been a sex crime, too. Lots of kooks walking around and when they see a woman they get ideas."
Relatives said Mrs Koons left the Des Moines area about Mar. 12. She had a job as a nurse's aid at Bethany Methodist Nursing Home on Chicago's northwest side and lived there, police said.
Officials at the Christian Servicemen's Center in Chicago said they had helped her find work in the Bethany home.
The stabbing took place on the second level of the Harrison street station at the south end of Chicago's loop.
The subway has exits at Harrison and at Polk street, a block south. The Polk street exit is unattended.
The woman apparently was on her way to visit the Christian Serviceman's Center and to have lunch with a friend.
Detective Flanagan said:
"Some subway employees were washing down the subway platform with high-pressure hoses. Two passangers got off a train and saw this man about 25 feet behind the woman.
"The woman turned and apparently asked the man following her for directions. He pointed toward the Polk street stairway.
"The witnesses heard screams as the two left their view. She (Mrs Koons) was found near the turnstile exit. It's strictly an exit. No one could have come in that way."
The man who followed Mrs Koons was eating from a bag of peanuts before the stabbing, witnesses said.
Frank Rocleaire, 41, a subway employee, told police he heard screams and saw the woman's body lying at the top of the stairs.
Relatives said Mrs Koons had quit school while she was attending Warren Harding Junior high School here. When she was 16 she was married to Jack Kline, relatives said.
Relatives said Mrs Koons had been divorced from Kline for several years and was separated several months ago from her second husband, Thomas Koons of West Des Moines.
Koons, 42, a janitor for the Farm Bureau here, said his wife told him she was leaving Mar. 11 by bus to visit her brother in South Bend, Ind.
"I thought she was coming back in a few days, and then I found out later she wanted a divorce," Koons said. "I never heard from her again after she left," he said.
Koons said he and his wife lived at 220 First st. in West Des Moines.
Mrs Koons was born in Des Moines Mar. 2 1943.
Survivors include two brothers, Dr Dale Wassmuth of Iowa City and Paul Wassmuth of Boise, Idaho; two half-brothers, Melvin Scholine of South Bend, Ind. and Alvin Scholine of Reno, Nev.; two sisters, Mrs LArry (Diann) Schroeder of Stewartsville, Minn., and Mrs Harry J Lewis of Ankeny; and her maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Will Blake of Mitchellville.
Mrs Koons had lived from time to time with an aunt and uncle, Mr and Mrs Gerald Blake at Altoona.

hourly temperatures in Des Moines

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Monday
1 a.m. -13
2 a.m. -11
3 .a.m. -14
4 a.m. -14
5 a.m. -14
6 a.m. -15
7 a.m. -16
8 a.m. -16
9 a.m. -17
10 a.m. -15
11 a.m. -10
Noon -7
1 p.m. -1
2 p.m. 0

Low Monday was 19 below at 8:10 a.m.

Sunday
1 a.m. 3
2 a.m. 1
3 a.m. 6
4 a.m. 0
5 a.m. 0
6 a.m. 1
7 a.m. 1
8 a.m. 1
9 a.m. 0
10 a.m. 0
11 a.m. 1
Noon 1
1 p.m. 2
2 p.m. 2

As a woman knelt in a local church and took her rosary

from her purse, a strange object entangled with the beads clattered to the floor. Rigid with embarrassment, she tried to pretend that nothing at all had happened.
A second woman kneeling nearby was the helpful type, however.
Tapping the first woman on the shoulder, she clearly indicated that the poor soul was on the verge of losing her beer can opener!

Thank you to family, friends, and neighbors who came by

and called due to the loss of our loved one. The cards, food, flowers, monetary donations and other gifts were greatly appreciated. Thank you to Pastor Dr David Robertson and Phil Golden for the service; Wright Memorial Hospital and Chemo Department nurses Alice, Connie, and Diane and Dr DeWolfe for the wonderful care you gave him; the First Baptist Church for the lunch; and the VFW, American Legion, and the US Navy, Air Force, and Army for proudly giving him his military honors. Thank you to Barbara Sparks and Maryana and Sarah Medford for the lovely music, and to Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Home for your gentle, caring compassion you showed us. And to everyone, your kind words, thoughts and prayers will not be forgotten.
THE FAMILY OF DANIEL LAWSON
Diana "Crickett"
Scott, Lisa, & family
Gil, Linda, & family
Donnie & family
Donanell Shafer

Princeton Post Telegraph Nov. 18 2010

Earl Wilson says...

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"A man warned his best friend: "'Sam, if you don't quit flirting with my wife, I'm gonna let you have her.'"

Love Letter

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Love Letter
Does it sound dull, this way of life-
To spend all my years as a farmer's wife?
With a garden to hoe
and chickens to tend,
Dishes to wash and britches to mend,
Canning and cleaning and washings to do,
A husband to love
and some children, too,
Cows and kittens and trips into town,
Neighbors to talk with and help when they're down,
Fields to watch as the seasons go.
Should I ever leave this, I'd miss it so.
Guess I was made for this way of life,
I feel so right as this farmers wife!
(the authors name was cut off....looks like Judith M__________)

Rosa Marie Dell Shafer

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Rosa Marie Dell Shafer, daughter of Mr and Mrs George Shafer, was born May 11 1895 in Harrison County, Missouri and passed away at the home of her father north of Cainsville, August 5 1927.
On December 5 1925 she was united in marriage to J.W. Milner to which union twin boys were born who died in infancy.
She united with the M.E. Church of Cainsville about six years ago.
She had been a constant sufferer for six months, bearing her affliction with Christian fortitude and patience.
She had a ready smile for everyone and was always ready to lend a helping hand to the needy and suffering.
She was granted a license in practical nursing and did much good in her chosen work.
She is survived by her husbanad, J.W. Milner, her parents, Mr and Mrs George Shafer, three sisters, Mrs Alpha VanZuyen of Wendell, Idaho; Mrs Pearl Cochran, of Cainsville; Mrs Inez Cantrell, of Ann Arbor, Michigan; also two brothers, Ross and Oscar Shafer both of Cainsville, Mo. These with a host of friends wil remember her as a good daughter, wife, sister, and friend.
Her funeral service was conducted by the pastor of the M. E. Church last Sunday afternoon before a large company of relatives and friends. Dr. Gutherie has beautifully said concerning the Heavenly City.
"A City without griefs or groans; without sins or sorrows, without births or burials, without marriages or mournings; a city which glories in having Jesus for its King, angels for the guards, Saints for the citizens; whose walls are salvation and whose gates are praise."

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Snow!







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Des Moines Register Thursday Jan 10 1957 page 3

snow had drifted halfway up a parking meter on sidewalk along Eighth street in downtown Des Moines Wednesday night. Snow was blow by wind which reached 25 miles an hour.
Visibility was only about a quarter-block when this picture was taken at 3p.m. Wednesday of cars, all with their lights on, coming across University avenue bridge. Snow measured 6 inches by 5p.m.
A policeman tried to untangle traffic jam at Eighth street and Grand avenue about 5:30p.m. Wednesday. With six inches of snow on the streets, rush hour traffic became stalled in a large area. Scene looks east on Grand. Staff photo by Bob Long.

The heaviest snow in seven years fell on Des Moines Wednesday. THe unexpected snowfall ranged up to 8 inches in depth in Des Moines and other points of central and southwest Iowa, 5 inches in the south and east, and 1 to 2 inches in the north.
At least two Iowa highway deaths were attributed to the storm.
Drifts Pile Up
Zero cold and a biting wind that piled up drifts added to the hazards of the storm.
In Des Moines, the snow began falling at noon and 6 inches lay on the ground by sundown.
The city public works department sent out all available equipment to clear streets and try to keep traffic moving.
City Engineer John Tippee said 12 sanders went to work as soon as the storm showed signs of developing into near-blizzard conditions.
"They weren't able to do much good," Tippee said. "As fast as they spread the sand, new snow covered it."
Too Cold For Salt
Salt spreaders in the downtown area didn't work very well, either, Tippee said. The salt doesn't melt snow very well unless it's about 20 degrees or more," he said. "It was just too cold to be much use."
Cleared by 9 p.m.
Traffic began to pile up in the loop streets shortly after 5 p.m. Four hours later it was finally moving at a near normal pace.
However, at midnight one motorist counted 66 cars stalled and abandoned along Fleur drive between the Raccoon river bridge and Park ave.
Traffic on Fleur was moving, but subject to occasional temporary blockage.
Ingersoll A Trap
Ingersoll avenue was a trap for thousands of motorists. Between Seventeenth and Forty-second street, Ingersoll runs up a valley. Hills to either side prevented motorists from escaping the jammed avenue. Traffic finally got moving about 10 p.m.
S.W. Ninth street also was jammed until about 10 p.m.
Some drivers left parking lots in the loop about 5 p.m. for the usual 20-minute drive home, and reached their homes about three hours later.
Neverless, the crews worked all afternoon and into the night.
At midnight, snow plows were sent into action in an effort to have the main traffic arteries and the business district clear in time for the morning traffic rush.
Police tow trucks were hauling off cars abandoned by their owners as the plows approached.
Twenty-four plows were working through the night-nine were bladers, nine garbage trucks equipped with blades, and six were sand trucks with blades.
SNow removal equipment probably will b used later today to clear the loop.

Des Moines Iowa Thursday Morning January 10 1957
8-INCH SNOW; TRAFFIC TIEUP
Worst Jam in D.M. History Stalls 20,000 CArs
Police switchboards received calls at the rate of 700 an hour, many of them from wives wondering if their husbands had been involved in an auto accident.
Only a handful of collisions resulted from the slippery streets, and none resulted in injury.
Icy Hills
Icy Hills on Ingersoll, Sixth, and Second avenues trapped many of the first motorists out of the loop. As their car wheels spun helplessly against the ice, hundreds of other cars stacked up behind them.
At one time, Grand avenue was a solid mass of cars from the statehouse west to Eighteenth street. Walnut and Locust streets were almost as bad.
Luckless drivers on side streets in the loop were unable to get into the traffic streams on the main east-west streets.
Police Helpless
Harried police were almost helpless in the early hours in the face of the huge jam. Later they managed to untangle the traffic by detouring cars off streets where the jam was the worst.
At one time, officers made a one-way street for southbound traffic on Second avenue between Grand avenue and Walnut street. The street is normally a two-way artery.
At one place on S.W. Night street, police reported that tow trucks from three service stations were pushing stalled motorists over an icy spot and charging nothing for their work.
Chief's Car Caught In Traffic Jam
Chief of Police Howard Eide was trapped in the traffic at E. Fifth and Locust streets. The battery of his police car went dead and a tow truck rescued him.
The weather failed to discourage Municipal Judge Ray Harrison from holding his usual Wednesday night "honor class" for problem drinkers. About 30 persons showed up in the Municipal Court Building, including two who drove from Marengo and one who came from Ames.
Eight Roosevelt High School boys stationed themselves on Ingersoll avenue near Thirty-ninth street, pushing cars that had trouble making it up the icy incline.
A woman reported she boarded a bus at Sixth and Grand at 5:25p.m. and reached her home at Thirty-first street and Ingersoll avenue at 8:45p.m., having walked the last six blocks.
Push 50 Cars
Three boys, 15 and 16, pushed at least 50 stalled cars near Sixth avenue and Keosauqua. The boys refused to accept any money for their efforts.
The Iowa Motor Club, 2217 Grave ave, reported receiving more than 500 calls for assistance between 6 and 10p.m. last night. THe club offices remained open throughout the night.
"It took us more than a half hour to move just a half block," said Mel Boyd of 1317 Wade st. He and his wife and the family dog had been stalled at Eighth street and Grand for most of that 30 minutes.
"We're not sore," Boyd added. "We just relaxed and laughed about the whole thing."
Boyd said they got home just before 7p.m. after a trip of almost 2 hours.
18 minutes a block
Ralph Torgersen of 4002 Wakonda Parkway said it took him 18 minutes to travel from Seventh to Eighth street on Grand avenue.
"It really isn't this bad," he said. "It's just that people don't know how to drive. Someone up front has the plug in the bottle."
Al Guggedahl of 4049 Kingman boulevard said it took him 35 minutes to travel 4 blocks.
"Never saw anything like this," Guggedahl said.
Patient Delayed
Patrolman JAck Beardsley, driving a squad car, was able to move only 2 blocks along Eighth street, from Walnut to Grand, in "about thirty minutes." He was taking a woman patient to Broadlawns General Hospital in the police car.
Louie Rand of 4301 Fleur drive said he had left his home at 4p.m. to drive to the loop.
"It took me an hour and 50 minutes to get this far," Rand said at Eighth and Grand. "It took an hour to come down Fleur drive. It was terrible there too."
"I'm 50 years old and lived here all my life. This is the worst traffic jam I've ever seen in Des Moines."
Cabbie's Lament
"I've been 55 minutes getting from the Kirkwood Hotel," said M.E. Staton, a Yellow Cab driver, immobile at Eighth and Grand at 5:45p.m.
"I've been driving a cab for 10 years and I've never seen anything like this."
Gesturing toward his passanger in the rear seat, Stanton said, "I've had this man since 3:30p.m. coming from the airport trying to get to the (Greyhound) bus depot."
The passanger, C.B. Jensen of Cedar Falls, had been out to the Rose Bowl in California. "I'm trying to get to Cedar Falls," he said.
All The Way
Virgil A. Pinegar said it took him two hours and 25 minutes to make the 2 1/2 miles from Solar Aircraft Co., 1901 Bell ave. to his home at 1312 Des Moines St. He said traffic snarls and stalled cars caused him trouble every foot of the way.
"I sat through 20 to 25 changes of traffic lights without moving," Pinegar said.
C.P. Brown, 5909 N. Waterbury road, left the Des Moines Club at 4:30 p.m. to go home. At 7 p.m. he was drinking coffee in a stand a half-block distant from the club. His battery had failed on Grand avenue-with the car in the middle of the street.
Brown finally went to Hotel Savery, where he met friends who were waiting to be picked up. They took Brown home.
Hotels Busy
There was a snowslide of business at hotels here.
Persons driving through made up the bulk of stranded transients. A few weren't able to leave by air, and a few less stalwart individuals elected to stay at a hotel rather than try to get to their Des Moines home.

Legion News Post No. 663

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The following women from Urbandale American Legion Auxiliary attended the 6th District Conference held at Argonne Post last week: Mrs Frank Halpin, MRs George Huhule, Mrs Keith Collins, Mrs Frank Proudfit and Mrs L.H. Myers. Mrs Kuhule Past Co. President led the reading of "The Preamble."

A good attendance was noted at the regular Auxiliary meeting last Thursday night. The unit has been putting on a membership drive and several new members were present.
The unit also voted to send flowers to the home of any returned soldier at the time of the funeral. They will send to the mother of Wm. R. Shafer a marine who lost his life at Tarawa, November 20 1943. Wm. enlisted in Des Moines. His home was Cainsville, Mo, but later his mother came to Des Moines to live at 662 14th st Place. He is a brother of Junior Shafer, husband of Katerine Teas of the local unit.
When body arrives from Kansas City, Mo. the funeral services will be held at the old home in Cainsville, Mo. The American Legion in charge. His body was laid beside his father who was a world war I veteran.

Birthday Dinner Honors Mrs Cora Zimmerman

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handdated 1958

Mrs Cora Zimmerman celebrated her 85th birthday Sunday, Nov. 2 at her home north of Cainsville.
There were 102 present to help Mrs Zimmerman celebrate. All of her children were present, except Richard of Kansas City, Kansas. Many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren attended the dinner. Also her Uncle, Bill Craig of Cainsville, who is 92 years young, attended.
She received many gifts and cards from friends and relatives.
Those present were: Mr and Mrs Shelvie Geroge, daughters Joetta and Sally; Mr and Mrs Rufus Zimmerman and Gary; Mr and Mrs Eddy George; Mr and Mrs Alva Crawley; Mr and Mrs Ivan Speer, Waukee, Iowa; Mr and Mrs Marshall Zimmerman, Wilbur, Ruth, and Ronnie of the home; Clifford Zimmerman, Waukee, Iowa; Colleen Hart, Eagleville; one sister Nora Morley, Blythedale; Mrs Lena Stanley, Cainsville; Karen George; Mr and Mrs Jim Tupilani; Mr and Mrs Wilbur McKinney; Jack George; Mr and Mrs Max George and daughter, all of Kansas City; Leona Poggenphl of Des Moines, Iowa; Mr and Mrs Leo Stanley and family, Bethany; Mr and Mrs Richard George; Mr and Mrs William Zimmerman and daughter Kay; Mr and Mrs Bob George and family; Mr and Mrs Earl Van Pelt, and Susan; Mr and Mrs Truman Stanley and family; Mr and Mrs Harlan Crawley and family, Waukee, Iowa; Mr and MRs Junior Graves and family of Des Moines, Iowa; Mr and Mrs Merle Phelps, Bethany; Mr and Mrs Jim George and son Stevie of Warensville, Ill; Gracie Gibler, Brimson; Mrs Gracie Tharp, Columbia; Mr and Mrs Orville Hobbs, Brimson; Nelson Hobbs; Harold Hobbs; Mr and Mrs Harlon Hobbs and daughter Glenda, Trenton; MR and Mrs Darrell Little, Silverlake, Kansas; Mrs Wilbur Stockey and family, Trenton; Arnold Gibler and son, Cameron;Mrs Guienth Stratton and family, Bobby Bulyar, Max Edward Homby, Brimson; Duane Morley, Trenton; Gerald Bennett, Ames, Iowa; Mr and Mrs Raymond Crawley and family, Cainsville.
Everyone departed at a late hour, wishing Grandma Zimmerman many more happy birthdays.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Teamster Wives Off for Capital

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hand written "Betty went along"

Thirty seven wives of members of Teamsters Union Local 147 left here Sunday by bus for Washington, DC to protest the stalemating of a bill to control selective rate-cutting by the railroads.
If passed by congress the bill would control rates on carhauling and piggy back transportation on the railroads. The women feel that the railroads have been reducing their rates in order to knock out the motor freight competition.
The wives hope to be able to force the bill out of committee and onto the floor of congress. They will return here next Saturday afternoon.

Mrs Clarence Francis Passed Away Monday

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hand dated Dec 1958

Nancy Ann Francis wife of Clarence Francis, passed away Monday night at the age of 79. She was born and raised in Mercer county. Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Mrs Donald Lafollette, Mrs Frank Waldron, and Mrs Fred Cain and a son George Johnson.
Services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Assembly of God church, with Rev. Henry Robertson officiating.
Burial will be at Freedom Cemetery.

Celebrated Birthdays

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handdated 1954

To celebrate the 81st birthday of Mrs Cora Zimmerman, which was Nov. 2, a dinner was given for her Sunday. Also celebrating her birthday was Mrs Zimmermans granddaughter Mrs Ruth Graves, of Des Moines.
Children and grandchildren gathered at Mrs Zimmerman's home with well filled baskets of food for the dinner. Among them were five generations.
All the children were present except two, Ruby George and Dick Zimmerman.
Attending were Mr and Mrs Rufus Zimmerman, William and Gary; Mrs Gracie Gibler and daughter Grace of Brimson; Mr and Mrs Alva Crawley; Mrs Edgar George, Max, Jack, and Karen; Mr and Mrs Ivan Speer, of Waukee; Mr and Mrs Marshall Zimmerman and chldren and Zack of the home; Mr and Mrs Truman Stanley and family; Mr and Mrs Alva Crawley; Mrs Freda Little, Silver Lake, Kans.; Mr and Mrs Orville Hobbs, Mr and Mrs Harlan Hobbs, of Brimson; Mrs Lena Stanley; Mr and Mrs Arnice Gibbler, Bethany; Mr and Mrs Bobbie Dean George and family; Mr and Mrs Harlan Crawley and daughter Rita; Mr and Mrs Junior Graves, Des Moines; Mr and Mrs Merle Phelps, Leon, Iowa; and Mrs Leona Piggenpohl, Des Moines.

Return Suspect In Station Theft

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Edward James Mortley, 44, subject of an embezzlement warrant, was returned to Des Moines Friday from Bloomington, Minn.
Mortley, whose last address was reported as 1720 Gillette st., is charged with the theft of $381 from the Breese Oil co. service station at 4003 E Fourteenth st., the night of Jan. 30.
Mortley had been employed at the station for a short time and was supposed to be working the night the money was missing from the station's cash register.

Obituary-Oxford

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Mary Dell Oxford, daughter of William R and MAry Oxford, was born December 25 1874 and passed away Janaury 13 1940 at the age of 65 years and 18 days.
She leaves one brother, Jake, with whom she made her home, 2 sisters Anna Purdun and Ile Taft. Her father, mother, 3 sisters and two brothers preceded her in death, Jane Newton, Rose Shafer, Sudie Adams, Orvil and Robbie.
She leaves a host of relatives and friends who will miss her, for to know her was to love her. She was a good friend and neighbor. She joined the Christian Church when young and lived a good and faithful life. She was patient in her suffering.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock January 17 1940 with Rev J.P. Wilson officiating assisted by Rev A.G. Hollowell, both of Cainsville.
Mrs Velda Booth, Mrs Bertha Craig, Cal Cain and Frank Harrold sang "Nearer My God To Thee", "God Will Take Care Of You", and "We Will Never Say Good-bye In Heaven", with Miss Wanda Wave Weldon presiding at the piano.
Pallbearers were John Axsom, R.H. HAmilton, G.W. Hamilton, Melvin Maroney, Hubert Shafer, and John Zimmerman.
Interment was made in Zoar Cemetery in Cainsville, with E.J. Stoklosa, Funeral Director, in charge.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank the many friends and relatives for their kind expression of sympathy and help during the illness and death of our sister.
Anna Purdun
Ile Taft
Jake Oxford

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Elderly Couples Happy Thanksgiving

June/Dec 2005 Axsom Newsletter
From the Editor...
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Here is how one elderly couple did it:

An elderly man in Phoenix calls his son in New York and says, "I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty five years of misery is enough."
"Pop, what are you talking about?" the son screams.
"We can't stand the sight of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her." And he hangs up.
Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone.
"Like heck they're getting a divorce," she shouts. "I'll take care of this."
She calls Phoenix immediately and screams at the old man," You are NOT getting divorced! Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then don't do a thing. DO YOU HEAR ME?" and she hangs up.
The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. "They're coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own way."

Suzy Lee Fell In Love

June/Dec 2005 Axsom Newsletter
From the Email Bag
Deb Dailey of Mercer, Mo brightened my day with this piece of genealogical whimsy:

Suzy Lee fell in love,
She planned to marry Joe.
She was so happy about it all,
she told her Pappy so.

Pappy told her, "Suzie, gal.
you'll have to find another.
I'd just as soon yo' Maw don't know,
but Joe is yo' half-brother!"

So Suzie forgot about her Joe,
and planned to marry Will.
But after telling Pappy this,
he said, "There's trouble still."

You can't marry Will, my gal,
and please don't tell yo' mother,
'cause Will and Joe and several mo'
I know is yo' half-brother."

But Mama knew and said, "Honey chile,
do what makes yo' happy,
Marry Will or marry Joe,
You ain't no kin to Pappy!"

Samuel David Axsom's Land Holdings in Monroe Co, Indiana

by Larry Axsom
June/Dec 2005 Axsom Newsletter

In the 1830s Samuel David Axsom migrated from Surry Co, NC to south central Indiana. There he acquired property. In fact he acquired several pieces of property over the next few years. A search of land records for Monroe Co, Indiana showed that Samuel David Axsom purchased 7 tracts of land.
To understand where these tracts were located requires information on the layout of counties, sections, quadrants and sub-quadrants in Indiana. Indiana counties are made up of townships. Townships are nominally 6 miles on each side-comprising 36 square miles. The townships are divided into sections-each of which is one mile square and numbered according to the scheme shown below.
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each section has four quadrants, each 1/2 mile square, labeled NE, NW, SE, SW
each quadrant contains four parcels of 40 acres each, each parcel is 1/4 mile square. the 40acre parcels are labeled to indicate their position relative to the center of the quadrant: NE, NW, SE, & SW
Monroe Co is located in south central Indiana.
Most of Sam's holdings were in Polk Twp, in the SE corner of the county. Twps themselves are # relative to which survey range they are located in. Polk Twp is not square in shape-the lower right hand portion (SE) extends eastward under the SW Corner of Brown County. some of its sections lie west of Jackson co. & south of Brown Co.
Sam Axsom and son Hezekiah purchased land in SE Polk Twp. their purchases:
location of section SE of NE section#26 buyer Samuel Axsom purchased 5/13/1837
location of section SE of SW section#23 buyer Hezekiah Axsom purchased 7/5/1844
location of section NW of SW section#25 purchased by Sam. Axsom 1/10/1846
location of section SW of NW section#25 purchased by SAm. Axsom 6/4/1850
location of section NE of SE section#14 purchased by SAm. Axsom 1/21/1853
location of section NE of NE section#26 purchased by Sam. Axsom 1/25/1853
location of section SE of SE section#23 purchased by Sam. Axsom 11/8/1853
location of section NE of SW section#25 purchased by Sam. Axsom 11/8/1853
all were in Township 791, all were in Range 1East, all were 40 acres

Thet entries in the column labeled "Location within Section" should be interpreted as follows: "SE of NE" means the southeast parcel of the northeast quadrant of the section.
Sam. Axsom owned at least 280 acres more or less in Polk Twp in the period 1837-1853. It is obvious that he tried to acquire contiguous parcesls of land-and wtih the exception of the land in section 14, he was successful.
According to a document produced by William Neil Axsom entitled "The Homestead of William David Axsom", Samuel David purchased property in Brown county. This was the eastern half (80 acres) of the SE quadrant of the section just north of section 18. This property was sold to William David Axsom (William Neil's grandfather) in 1871 for $350. This property was the home place to Leverett Axsom, Leona Clark Axsom, Thelma Axsom Jacobs, Ruth Axsom Hillenburg, William Neil Axsom and Mary Lou Axsom Gardner-all siblings.

June/Dec 2005 Axsom Newsletter

Tonie Mae Watson and Jordon Ross Dunovant

were married Saturday the tenth of September two thousand and five at two o'clock in the afternoon at Rosa Lee Manor, Old Westfield Road, Pilot Mountain, North Carolina.
*Joseph H Axsom Sr
**Andrew Axsom
***Samuel J Axsom
****Ephraim Rayton Axsom
*****Andrew Houston Axsom
******Cassie Lavora Axsom married Rufus Junior Dix
*******Teresa Kay Dix married Warren Michael "Mickey" Dunovant
********Jordan Rose Dunovant married Tonie Mae Watson

Elsie Marie Corum Axsom, 67

of 1158 Ridge AVe, Eden NC died Tuesday Oct 11 2055 at her home with her loving family by her side. Mrs Axsom was born in La Crosse, Va. to the late Grover Samuel and Millie Morrison Corum. She was a member of the Draper Christian Chutch.
She was a devoted wife of 43 years and a loving mother and grandmother.
Surviving are husband Carl "Houston" Axsom of the home, daughter Janet A Joyce and husband Mickey; sister Mary Lee Stegall and husband Dennis; brothers Grover Corum Jr, Paul Corum, Ronnie Corum, Joe Corum and wife Gloria, dear friends, Brenda Griffin, Shirley Hennis and Billie Zuniga, grandchildren Andy, Ryan, and Brayden Joyce.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Teddy Corum.
Burial was at Danview Cemetery.

June/Dec 2005 Axsom Newsletter

Roger D Carter, age 73 of Bloomington, In.

passed away Tuesday Sept. 27 2005 at his residence. Born Feb 4 1932 he was the son of William Carter and Irene (Axsom) Sheese. He was preceded in death by both his mother and father as well as two daughters Sonetta Carter and Dana Carter.
For many years, Roger was well known in Bloomington as a lead guitar player. He had a passion for collecting and selling antiques. He was a well known crane operator for many years and retired from Woolery Stone Mill. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers.
His survivors include his wife and loving companion of twenty seven years Betty (Stillions) Carter, who spent the last several years devoted to his care, four daughters Kathy Proyer of Paragon, Debbie Peters and husband Mark of Ellettsville, Pam Ferguson and husband Jim of Ellettsville, & Rhea Carter of Bloomington, five stepchildren, Rita Leszkai and husband Tom, Toledo, Ohio, Julie Butler and husband Clarence of Bedford, Karen Turner and husband Rusty of Bloomington, Travis Stillions and wife Terri of Bloomington, Lisa Monroe and husband Lewis of Bloomington, one brother Bob Carter and one sister Diana Sheese, twenty grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Burial was at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.

June/Dec 2005 Axsom Newsletter

Wayne Walton Hughes, 73, a native of Cainsville, Mo

and a graduate of Princeton High School, died in Decatur, Ga. on June 11 2005.
Burial was at Hughes Cemetery at Cainsville.
Mr Hughes, son of Kelly and Lelah (Hart) Hughes, was born in Cainsville, Mo. on June 14 1931. He grew up on a farm, attended one-room grade schools in Harrison and Mercer counties, and graduated as salutatorian of his 1949 graduating class at Princeton High School. He graduated with honors from Chillicothe (Mo.) Business School, attended Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Mo and graduated from the New School of Bank Administration at the University of Wisconsin. He was in the US Army from May 1952 to April 1954.
He married Rosella Alexander on June 2 1954 in Gallatin, Mo. they later divorced. He married Virginia Brown in December 1992 in Decatur, Ga. she survives of the home.
Other survivors include 8 children, David Huges &wife Rosa of Basel, Switzerland, Mark Hughes & wife Judy of Austin TX, Gregory Hughes & wife Marcia of Roseville, Calif., Catherine Hughes of Brookville, Fla., Anna Rollo & Husband Bill of Brookfield, Wis., Barbara Hughes of Mukwonago,Wis, and Paul Hughes and wife Mary of Scottsdale, Ariz; their mother, Rosella Hughes of Clearwater, Fla., two stepsons W. Alan Loper of Atlanta GA & James Loper and wife Amy of Manassa, Va., two sisters Doris Sparks and husband Carl of St Joseph MO & Cheryl Hughes of Prairie Village, Kan., 14 grandchildren and two step great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Daniel.


June/Dec Axsom Newsletter

Wayne S. Hedrick, age 81, of Greenfield, IN

died Thursday August 25 2005 at Brandywine Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on Nov. 25 1923 he was the son of Floyd Hedrick and Cordelia (Axsom) Hedrick. He married Frances c. (Fish) Hedrick.
He worked for Eli Lilly as an instpector in Indianopolis. Mr Hedrick was a member of Rivers of Living Water Ministry. He also served in the United States Army.
Surviving him are his sons, Terry Hedrick of Ninevah and Larry (Teresa) Hedrick of Morgantown; daughter Brenda Boyd of Greenfield; brother Gene Hedrick , sister Claris Anderson, and five grandchildren. preceding him in death were his parents, wife Frances Hedrick, and brother Darrel Hedrick.

Dec/Jan 2005 Axsom Newsletter

David G. "Buddy" Axsom

Axsom Newsletter June/December 2005

65, of Jeffersonville, IN died Saturday June 18 2005 at Norton Audubon Hospital, Louisville, KY.
He was born Dec. 34 1939 in Lawrence Co, son of Harry and Mable Ramsy Axsom. He was a retired auto body shop owner and a member of the Church of God, Wooster, Ind.
Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Ellen Gorman; a son Brian Axsom, Jeffersonville; two daughters, Lori Williams, Pekin, and Melonie Turner, Jeffersonville; his mother, Mabel Axsom, Salem; a brother Alan Axsom, Henryville; a sister Marilyn Kay, Salem; five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Burial was in Franklin Cemetery.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Flanagan-Frisbie

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Miss Jean Flanagan, daughter of Mr and Mrs Delbert Flanagan of Pleasanton, Ia. and Richard Frisbie, son of Mr and Mrs Floyd Frisbie of Cainsville Mo were married at 8:00p.m. October 3 by the Rev. Robert Newberg at the Pleasanton Methodist Church.
Mrs Wayne Hutchcroft of Lamoni, Ia was organist and accompanied Gordon Myers who sang "Because."
The bride, given in marriage by her father wore a street length white suit dress. She carried a white Bible and wore a corsage of red roses. Mrs Bobbie G Baker of Kansas City was her sister's matron of honor. She wore a beige street length suit dress and a corsage of red sweet peas. Junior Frisbie, brother of the bride, was the best man.
A reception was held for the 18 persons present. Following the ceremony The wedding cake was 3 tiered, with red roses as decoration topped by a white lace background miniature bride and groom.
The groom is employed by Hickman's Feed Store and Elevator in Cainsville, Mo. the couple is at home 3 miles north of Cainsville.

Church Youth Group Sings Hymns on Hayrack Ride


Thursday Aug. 26 1948
handwritten Louise & Johnie Craig
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Members of the children's gospel team of Delaware Baptist church entertained residents along Delaware ave. Wednesday night by singing hymns while taking a hayrack ride. A piano was loaded on the rack. Two boys played violin and coronet. Driver was Ray Luther, 3101 Delaware ave.

MKHS GRADS RECITE VOWS


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Evening services in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church united in marriage Rebecca Lee Bowles and Gary Wayne Berger.
Some 150 guests attended the nupital rites with Father Hal Ashbrook officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Ray Bowles of Alhambra. The groom's parents are MR and Mrs O.J. Berger of Monterey Park.
Following a honeymoon trip to the northern California coast, the couple will set up residence in Alhambra. The groom, an Airman 3rd Class, is stationed at Edwards Air Force Base. The new Mrs Berger is employed by the Utica Insurance Co. Both are graduates of Mark Keppel High School.
The bride was given in marriage by H.R. Sawtelle, her godfather.
She wore a full length sheath of white silk peau de sole adorned with seed pearls, detachable train and silk illusion veil held in place by a tiny pill box of fabric of dress. The gown was designed by the bride's great grandmother, Mrs Clyaton C Holderman of Alhambra.
Melaine Jones attended as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Melinda Bowles, sister of the bride, and Sandra Cipriani. Robin Froman, cousin of the bride, served as flowergirl.
William Fromm acted as best man, Ushers were Lloyd Le Blank and Ted Dichout.
Following the ceremony, a reception was given at the home of the bride's godparents,Mr and Mrs H.R. Sawtelle, 2065 Carolwood Dr. The hostess was assisted by Mmes. W.B Palmer and L.R. Holdeman.

Gets Probation in Check Case

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George Ross Shafer, 19, who gave his address as 3323 E Twenty-fourth st, pleaded guilty Friday in Polk county District Court to a charge of forging a check last March 2.
Judge Dring D Needham sentenced Shafer to 180 days in the Polk county jail but suspended sentence and granted Shafer a one-year probation.
Shafer was ordered to make restitution on the $20 check, issued on the Highland PArk State Bank and signed "Faled L. Lioan."

Stork Wins Race on D.M Streets

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A 7-pound, 13-ounce boy was born in an automobile about 8 p.m. Tuesday as the parents rushed to Des Moines General Hospital.
The infant son of Mr and Mrs William Oxford of 614 Cummins road, got a chilly first look at the world. The temperature outdoors was 5 above zero.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Sale In 1849

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Princeton paper March 9 1927

Below is an account of a sale which took place near Versailles, Kentucky in 1849. It was taken by my grandfather (then a young man) from the Livestock Reporter, a primitive paper of that day.
He gave the paper to a daughter who gave it to me when a young girl. Many people were leaving for Oregon Territory about that time, and all the sales, I have heard that grandfather said, were large and of plentiful amount. This sale reads as follows:
"Having sold my farm and am leaving by ox team for Oregon Territory onMarch 1 1849 I will sell all my personal property except two ox teams, Buck and Ben, and Lon and Jerry. The property consists of the following: two milk cows, 1 grey mare and colt, 1 pair of oxen, 1 yoke, 1 baby yoke, 2 ox carts, 1 iron plow with wood mole board, 800 feet of popular weather boards, 1000 feet of three-foot clapboards, 1500 ten foot fence rails, 1 60 gallon soap kettle, 85 sugar troughs made of white ash timber, 10 gallons maple syrup, 2 spinning wheels, 30 pounds mutton tallow, 1 large loom made by Jerry Wilson, 100 split hoops, 100 empty barrels, 1 32gallon barrel of Johnson-Miller Whiskey 7 years old, 20 gallons apple brandy, 1 40-gallon copper still, 4 sides of oak-tanned leather, 1 dozen woolen pitchforks, a one-half interest in tan yard, 1 32-calibur rifle made by Ben Miller, 50 gallons of soft soap, hams, bacon, and lard, 40 gallons of sorghum molasses, 6 head of fox hounds all soft-mouthed but one.
"At the same time I will sell my negro slaves-two men, 35 and 50 years old, two boys 12 and 18 years old, two mulatto wenches, 40 and 30 years old. Will sell all together to the same party as I will not seperate them.
"Terms of Sale-cash in hand or note to draw 4 percent interest with Bob McConnell security. My home is two miles south of Versailles, Kentucky on McConnel Ferry pike. Sale will begin at eight o'clock sharp. a.m. Plenty to eat and drink." J.B. Graves, from a Texas paper.

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Lineville Couple Killed
Report Crash Suit Settled for $137,500
Aug 24 1965 on Highway 69 nine miles north of Leon, an asphalt tank truck owned by Ruan Transport of DEs Moines and driven by Robert M Lewis jacknifed on a curve and collided with a car.
CArl Day, 52, Lineville farmer, and wife Belva, 50, were two of the victims. Two of their minor children, Cora, now 14, and Ronald, 12 were injured.
Also killed in the accident was another daughter of Mr and Mrs Day, Mrs Robert Byers, 27, also of Lineville, her son Kenneth, 7. Mrs Byers husband, 27, was also injured.
the seven were riding in Days car, driven by Byers, en route to the State Fair when the crash occurred.
A claim by the Carl Day estate against Ruan Transport ofr $125,450 of which $450 was damage to Days car and the rest for his death.

Orders Elmore to Repay $1187
Indianola,IA-judgement handed down in Warren Co. District Court ordering Charles N Elmore, former county superintendent of schools to repay the county $1187.20 he embezzled before being discharged in 1953. he is now serving a 10 year indeterminate sentence in the state penitentary for the offense.
Oct 5 1956

Plane Crashed In City Limits Monday When It Attempted To Take-off On Wet Pasture
a plane crash about three blocks from the square in Cainsville injured the pilot and owner, Glen E Meyer, and passanger, Terrence Dale (Terry ) Noah, both of ORegon, Mo. Terry, 27, and Mr Meyer, 32, had paid a short visit to Terry's parents, Mr and Mrs W W Noah, of Cainsville, and stopped at the schoolhouse for a brief visit with former teachers of Terry.
plane crashed in a pasture just south of the Sinclair oil tanks. attempted to take off in a crosswind. pasture was wet from more than an inch of rain which fell in the early morning hours. pilot made an attempt or two to take off but couldn't get off the ground until it was too late to clear the trees just north of the pasture.
The right wing of the plane struck a tree which turned the plane around and it dived into a soybean patch just a short distance south of Mrs Stella Wickershams residence across the street from the Lambert lumber yard. The nose of the plane went into the muddy field, but the palne then set back down on it's wheels.
Mr Noah and other witnesses had difficulty reaching the plane as they tried to run through the bean patch and mud. Both occupants were badly cut and were bleeding profusely, but had not lost consciousness. Terry suffered multiple face lacerations and a skull fracture. Meyer suffered multiple facial lacerations.
They were taken to Noll Memorial Hospital by Doris Overton, who drove his car as close to the plane as possible. Terry had to be carried to the car, Meyer was able to walk. Accompanying them to the hospital were Mrs Overton, MR Noah, and Alva Turrell.
Both are making satisfactory recovery at the hospital.
The plane, Cesna 140, crashed at 2:07p.m. The plane had a damaged left wing, and a hole in the right wing and the nose was badly bent.
The wreckage of another Cesna 140 was discovered less than four hours earlier in Harrison county near New Hampton. The pilot and passenger Marvin Kruger, 26, and Robert Nelson Howell, 20, both of Minneapolis, Minn. were killed and the plane was a total loss.

Trucker Jailed In Gas Case
Earl Smith, director of the state gas tax division, Wednesday reported the first case of a trucker being jailed in Iowa for failure to pay the state gas tax on excessive gasoline in the tanks of his vehicle when entering Iowa.
Carl Frisbie of Princeton, MO, sentenced to 7 days in Jail at Nevada after he failed to pay a $25 fine assessed against him Tuesday by Justice of the PEace Alma Severeid of Huxley.
The truck was owned by G.D. Redinger of Lamoni. Frisbie paid the $5.88 tax due after he was arrested at the Huxley weighing station.

Top Bowlers at Bowl-O-Mat

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Saturday night Mixed Dave Ashley 605

Eliza Zimmerman

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Somewhere back of the sunset where loveliness never dies,
She lives in a land of glory with the blue and gold of the skies
And we, who have known and loved her, whose passing has brought sad tears,
Will cherish her memory always to brighten the drifting years.

Eliza Josephine Craig, daughter of Charles and America Craig, was born May 13 1879 and passed away April 30 1944 at the home of her daughter Flossie in Des Moines,Iowa.
She was married to James Zimmerman August 19 1899. Four children came to bless this happy home. Her husband and one daughter preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing three children, Mrs Dan Monroe of Kellog,Iowa, Flossie of Des Moines, Iowa, and Craig of Marshalltown, Iowa; three grandchildren Barbara Jean Monroe, Sallie and Carolyn Sue Zimmerman. Three sisrters, Mrs Cora Zimmerman and Mrs Jessie Rowan of Cainsville, and Mrs Nora Morley of Blythedale and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was converted in Assembly of God revival held near her home in 1912 and since has lived a Christian life, always desiring to preach the Gospel.
The funeral was conducted in the Methodist church by Rev. Henry Robertson of Garden Grove, Ia assited by Rev Roy Donaldson of Lineville, Ia and Rev Paul Hill of Cainsville. Rev Robertson read a portion of John 14, and for his text Mark 14-8 "she hath done what she could."
Truly she loved her church and was willing and ready to help in every way she could, and after sickness made it impossible for her to attend church, or get well, she cast anchor and just waited for the summons to come home where an abundant entrance awaited her.
Mrs Clara DeGraw, Mrs Paul Hill, Florence Stoner, and Louise Peshek sang "What A Friend", "Rock Of Ages", and "Face to Face", with Mrs Robert Hamilton presiding at the piano.
Pallbearers were Carl Johnson, Harold Booth, Vincil Cummings, Marshall Zimmerman, Bobbie D George and Darrell Little.
Remains were laid to rest in the Fairview Cemetery, with EJ Stoklasa, funeral director in charge.
Card of Thanks
We thank most deeply all the friends who assisted us during the illness of our loved one, and in our bereavement; especially for the beautiful floral tributes, and the many kindnesses shown us, and help extended; and for use of the Methodist church for services; we gratefully appreciate it all.
Mrs Dan Monroe, Flossie Zimmerman, Craig Zimmerman

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Jan 14 1969
Birthday No. 110-No Cake!
Luis Carrizales

Carrizales, 100, Walks to Courthouse for Gun Permit
celebrated his 100th birthday Wednesday and celebrated by walking from his home at 819 fifteenth st to the courthouse to renew his gun permit.
There was a birthday cake at home later, but he let his 6 kids eat most of it.
Topping off the day, he took his 34 year old wife to a downtown restaurant for dinner. They ate spaghetti and meatballs.

Four Face Charges in Burglaries
Joseph Frank Raymond, 23, 1502 Tenth st
Jerry E Green, 22, no permanent address
Patricia Jean Lane, 20 & Paulette Louise Heinmiller, 20, of 1502 Tenth st.
plead guilty of burglarizing the Malsam & Mauro Insurance Center, In 5914 SE Fourteenth st
and Crest Rexall Pharmacy next door at 5912 SE Fourteenth.
Green armed with a .22 caliber revolver, and a .25caliber automatic pistol. nothing reported missing at either business.
police said they were questioning them about more than 40 burglaries that have occurred since the first of the year, including 14 safe jobs.

Two Plead Innocent in Drugs Case
Fredrick T Meyer, 21, 1306 Fourth st & Joseph Raymond, 23, 428 1/2 E Loucst st.
arrested Friday in the 400 block of E Grand ave. in a car driven by Meyer, who was sought on charges of having illegal license plates, having no registration and operating a motor vehicle with a loud muffler.
Meyer pleaded guilty to the traffic charges and paid fines totaling $7. Raymond was charged with intoxication when arrested, and that case also was scheduled for May 12.
When the men were taken to the police station to be booked, a search warrant was obtained and 513 pills were found in the car that Meyers had been driving, police said.

4 Arrested
Joseph Frank Raymond, Jerry Eugene Green, Paulette L Heinmiller, and Patricia Jean Lane
Judge Grund increased the bond for the two men from $5000 to $10000. Bond for the women was left at $1000. All four were returned to Polk Co Jail when they failed to post bond.

Sentence Three In District Court
Three men who pleaded guilty to criminal charges have been sentenced by Polk County District Judge Gibson Holliday.
Joseph Frank Raymond, 23, 124 E Thirtysecond st, breaking into the Crest Pharmacy, 5912 SE Fourteenth st, June 25; 10 years in the State Penitentiary at Fort Madison.
Cecil Hamilton, 30, 913 Maple st, West Des Moines, selling liquor without a license May 14 at 518 SE Fifth st and a second charge of carrying a concealed weapon at the same address June 25; 180 days and 90 days, respectively in the Polk Co Jail with sentences to be served consecutively.
Jess Leon May, 51, of Topeka, Kan., taking a package containing machine parts valued at $41 from a Rock Island Railroad Freight car June 28, 270 days in jail.

Weapons Charge
Joseph Frank Raymond, 428 1/2 E Locust st, fined $100 by Judge Brooks Monday for carrying a concealed weapon.
He was convicted of carrying a loaded pistol on his person on April 23 1967.

Good Man Gone
Dow Evans, Cainsville, died Thursday April 27 at Axtell Hospital after a short illness. He was 58 years old and had lived in Mercer County until he moved to Cainsville 12 years ago.
Richmond Dow Evans was born March 15 1886 a son of Richmond and Lyda C Evans. Married Clella Powell Jan 2 1907. Besides his wife, survived by three daughters, Mrs Amber Wiggins and Mrs Lenalee Redinger both of Cainsville and Mary Elizabeth of the home; two sons Wayne Evans of Kansas City and John Evans of San Francisco; a brother William Evans of Princeton, and eight grandchildren.
funeral services at Cainsville Methodist Church Monday afternoon May 1st with Rev V.F.Walker in charge. burial Hunter cemetery.
Card of thanks-we take this means of thanking our neighbors and friends for their many acts of kindness and words of sympathy after the passing of our beloved husband and father, Dow Evans. We also to thank those who sent the beautiful floral tributes. Mrs Dow Evans and family.

Monday, November 8, 2010

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how cool is this? great grandma amanda finding a picture of herself in the paper to scrapbook? newspaper clipping from the amanda shafer scrapbook.

Al Gray


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Eckhart Greif, Ronald Greif, Eugene Uhler, Charles Uhler
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amanda shafer scrapbook.....Freeda Axsom, Shirley Carole Gray, Betty Jean Shafer, Mrs James Dumas, Hallie Craig

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Donald Dumas, Harriet Hansen, SJ Acott, Jo Ann Shafer, Audrey Jean Greif


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Linda Varisco, Roy H. Sloan (twice even!), Ole J Ferkin, Mrs Ferkin

Airman Berger


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Mrs. Berger

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Greif

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Eckhart Greif (left) of Woodward asks Gov. Harold Hughes to investigate a possible parole for his son, Ronald, 21, who is serving a three-year term in the men's reformatory at Anamosa for shooting at other vehicles. Said Greif in his plea: "He's a good boy and has learned his lesson."

Des Moines Tribune
Fri Dec 14 1962
Greif, a Democrat, talked with the governor about Greif's son, Ronald, 21, who was sentenced to a three-year term in the Men's Reformatory at Anamosa last year for shooting at vehicles.
Greif said that a 16-year-old boy who was with his son was sentenced to five years at the State Training School for boys in Eldora, but served only a month of the term because his family moved out of the state.
Said Greif: "My boy has learned his lesson. I wanted him to get some punishment, but he has been in long enough, especially since the younger boy served only a month."

By Nick Baldwin (Tribune Staff Writer)
GUTHRIE CENTER, IA-Ronald Eugene Greif, 20, of Woodward and a 16-year-old companion, also from Woodward, were jailed here early Friday after more than 30 bullets from a .22 caliber rifle were pumped into four vehicles on central Iowa highways.
"No one was injured, but a cow in one of the trucks was killed."
The boys, after their arrest about 3a.m. by Don Smith, night marshall at Coon Rapids, admitted firing the rifle into the vehicles they encountered during a ride from the Winterset area.
The boys also admitted stealing gasoline at two farms and setting fires there.
The fire at the Lloyd Covault farm 11 miles west of Guthrie Center destroyed a barn.
The fire at the Simon Anderson farm near Guthrie Center destroyed 80 bales of hay.
Neither of the boys attended school and neither is employed.
They told Highway Patrolman Donald Platt "They just wanted to have a night out" when asked why they had fired the rifle into vehicles. Officials said neither of the boys had been drinking.
The patrolman said the car they were driving was registered to the Greif boys grandfather, who lives in Dallas Center.
The boys said they had decided Thursday to go from Woodward to Winterset to visit friends after they had set out some traps in the Woodward area.
Highway Patrolman Platt said the first report of shooting came about 7vp.m. when an auto was shot at on Highway 92 between Martensdale and Bevington.
About 9p.m., the second shooting incident was reported on Highway 92 between Winterset and Patterson.
Robert Tuttle of 205 SW Army Post Road in Des Moines said he was driving a load of 11 cows from Winterset to Des Moines when he heard several shots behind him.
One bullet struck the gas tank of the truck. Another struck and killed one of the cattle. Seven bullet holes were counted in the truck.
He drove into Des Moines to report the shooting to the Polk County Sheriff's office.
At 12:30a.m., Maylon Conway, 37, of Perry reported 15 bullets were fired into the Ruan gasoline transport he was driving along Highway 141 near Granger. He was able to drive into Perry.
A United States Mail Truck was fired upon about 2 a.m. on Highway 141 between Bagley and Bayard.
Kenneth Campbell, 43, of Harlan, said he had left Des Moines at 12:15a.m. with a load of mail for Sac City and Carroll.
"We were scared when we heard shots behind us.
"As they passed us I got their license number. When we got into Bayard, they passed us again.
"We counted 13 bullet holes in the truck. One of the bullets went into a box of medicine we were to deliver to a doctor in Carroll, but none of the bottles were broken."
The boys offered no resistance when arrested. They said they had dumped gasoline on bales of hay and then threw lighted cigarettes into it to start it burning when they started one of the farm fire.
They were charged with carrying a loaded gun on the public highway. Bond was set at $300.
Other charges are to be filed later, officers said.
Greif, who said both boys took turns using the gun during the evening, said the gun belonged to him.
He pleaded guilty to the charge of carrying a loaded gun and was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail.

Eugene Uhler

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Hit By Car for Third Time
Eugene recuperates-playing with a toy cannon.
For the third time in his nine years, Eugene Uhler, son of Mr and Mrs Charles Uhler, 2805 DeWolf st, Sunday was bumped by a car.
In his latest accident, Eugene escaped with head injuries when struck by an automobile at E. Fourteenth st and Hull ave.
Eugene was walking around the rear of a street car when he stepped into the path of the auto, driven by Joseph Buttz, 1330 Arthur ave, police said.
He was taken to Broadlawns General hospital in a police ambulance, given emergency treatment and released.
Eugene's parents said that at the age of 6 he suffered three broken ribs when he ran into a car with his scooter, and that when he was only 2 he bumped his head when he ran into a car.

Charles Uhler, Jr

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Scooter Hits Car, Boy Lives
"Brakes" Didn't Work, Lad, 5 , Declares
Charles Uhler, jr, 5, glanced up at two policemen Saturday afternoon to explain:
'"My brakes wouldn't work."
The patrolmen had been ordered by police radio to 'investigate traffic collission at SE Sixth st and Davis ave.'
Arriving they found the principals: Floyd Kline, 34, of 617 SE Hughes ave, his automobile, Charles; and a badly battered 'scooter'.
Coasting down the Davis ave. hill, two and a half blocks from his home at 2331 SE Eighth st., Charles had attempted to stop his scooter as Kline drove south on SE Sixth st into the intersection.
Charles brakes, as attested by a badly swollen big toe, was his left foot. The scooter hit the rear wheel of Kline's car, police said.
Passersby saw the boy hurled from his scooter to the pavement. It was, they told police, "a miracle Charles wasn't killed."
Broadlawns General Hospital physicians found Charles suffered three fractured ribs, left big toe dislocated and bruises on the left side of his face.
Charles' father is manager and chef at the Bolton and Hay restaurant, 417 Seventh st.

Injured While Coasting
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Charles Uhler, jr, 5-year-old son of Mr and Mrs Charles Uhler, 2331 SE Eighth st, was recovering Saturday night from injuries suffered while coasting on his scooter. The accident occurred at SE Sixth st and Davis ave.

New Bonds Job for McMullen

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Winston L McMullen, who had served as area manager for the US Savings Bond division here since 1966, has been named state Savings Bond director for Arizona.
McMullen, who had been business manager and financial secretary for Local 45 of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association here for 10 years before joining the Savings Bond division, began his new duties Monday.
A World War II veteran, helped organize labor group volunteers who donated their time to build a new camp for the Iowa Society for Crippled Children.

Woman 41 is Injured by Car

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handwritten note 'piano player at Sams at the 5 & 10 Tavern'

Mrs Leona Baber, 41, of 2337 SE Sixth st, suffered head bruises and cuts on both knees early Sunday when she was struck by a car as she walked across E Grand avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets.
She was taken to Broadlawns General Hospital and later to transferred to Mercy Hospital.
Police said a car driven by Stuart Stotts of Panora struck Mrs Baber about 15 feet from the north curb line on Grand. Stotts was issued a summons for reckless driving.

Quinn

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Mrs Rita Quinn of Des Moines, charged wtih being an accessory to the robbery of the Decatur, Neb. bank, turns her head to avoid photographers as she enters the federal building in Omaha, Neb. Monday for arraignment. With her is US Marshall William Raab.

Arraign 2 In Bank Holdup
Omaha, NEB.-Two persons charged in connection with the $6800 robbery of the Citizen's State Bank of Decatur, Neb. were arraigned before US Commissioner AZ Donato Monday.
The two were Clifford Harold Davis, 30, Omaha, charged in a federal complaint with bank robbery, and Mrs Rita Lorraine Quinn, of Des Moines, charged as an accessory to the robbery.
Davis's bond was set at $10000 and Mrs Quinn's at $7500.
A hearing was scheduled at 10a.m. Thursday for Mrs Quinn.
Mrs Quinn, who was represented by attorneys Warren Schrempp of Omaha and Verne Lawyer of Des Moines, furnished bond.
Mrs Quinn and her husband, William, operate the Hawkeye Hotel, 307 Fourth st., Des Moines.

Blood in Car
Considerable blood was found in an auto-stolen a few blocks from the wrecked car-wgeb ut kater was found abandoned near Pine Hill Cemetery. Blood was also found in a tool shed in the cemetery.
This picture of William Darrell Quinn was taken by police here July 7 1956. He is 39, weighs about 187 pounds, is 5 feet 10v1/4 inches and has graying hair.

Nationwide Search Warrant For Suspect Here
Say Quinn Involved in Safe Thefts
by Guy Toulouse
Des Moines police Wednesday issued a nation-wide warrant for Willam Darrel (Billy) Quinn, former Des Moines hotel manager who has a long police record.
Detective Chief Robert E O'Brien named Quinn as driver of an auto used by burglars in four safe robberies here Sept. 8 which netted thieves a total of $8017.
Police found $484 in the auto, which later was wrecked during a police chase. The driver escaped.
Quinn was charged in municipal court here with one count of possession of burglar tools. A bag of burglar tools was found in the wrecked car.
O'Brien said Quinn is believed to have been seriously injured when the car was wrecked.