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Daily Freeman Journal, May 31, 1918

Personal Mention

Mr. H. G. Culp is enjoying a visit from his parents, of Sac City.

Mrs. J. H. Butler visited friends in Stanhope a few days last week.

Mrs. D. T. Counts returned to her home in Troy, Ohio, last Tuesday.

Cyrus Smith and C. F. Weston were at Renwick last week on business.

Rev. J. T. Blanchard and wife leave for Chicago tonight on a brief trip.

Mrs. L. Crary and daughter Bessie returned from their extended tour in Europe, last Friday.

Mrs. Cyrus Smith and daughter Annie have returned from their visit to friends in Omaha.

V. H. Perry, of Storm Lake, was here last week visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gill Perry.

Mrs. W. A. Hutton returned from a four week’s visit with friends in Minneapolis, last Wednesday.

Mrs. B. F. Nickerson returned from her two month’s visit with relatives in Illinois, Saturday morning.

Mrs. and Mrs. J.W. Evans entertained a company of ladies and gentlemen on Saturday evening, serving six o’clock tea.

Will T. Murphy received word last week that his brother John was dead at Omaha, and he with his father and mother went to the funeral.

Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Burleson were in Chicago last week, purchasing an immense stock of goods for the Burleson Dry Goods Co.

We received a pleasant call from our former townsman, Mr. A. P. Fleming, the other day. He is looking well and enjoying good health.

L. M. Greenwood will represent Hamilton county as a member of the petit jury of the U.S. District Court to be held at Fort Dodge in November next.

Ft. Dodge Post: Miss Sadie Welch of Webster City attended the dancing party Thursday night. She was a guest at the home of her friend, Grace Hepler.

Mrs. M. L. Tracy, formerly of this city, but whose home is now in Springfield, MO., is visiting her many old time friends in this place. She is the guest of Mrs. Fairchild.

Mrs. Theo. Closz, who has been spending the summer here with her parents, returned to her home in Chicago last week. She was accompanied by her niece, Miss Myrtle Meeks.

Attorney C.N. Nelson has gone to Hammond, La., where he has decided to locate. Mr. Nelson is a bright, well-read young lawyer, and we bespeak for him a successful career in his new location.

Lyman Clark, who has been seriously ill for some months, is so much improved that he walked down town last Friday, thanks to the treatment he has been receiving from the Bliss Electric Company.

Our friend W. H. Lovin, of Ft. Dodge, was in the city last week, and gave us a brief call. He was here with a car-load of those excellent N.Y. grapes, and disposed of most of them to our merchants.

The republican township caucus was held at the court house last Friday evening, and was quite largely attended.

The following ticket was nominated by acclamation, and is a good one:

For Justices of the Peace – Percival Knowles and Witt Biggs.

For Constables – A.W. Little and Eugene Wiltsey.

We acknowledge a very pleasant call from Mr. Chas. N. Day, a reporter on the Rapid City, S.D. Daily Journal, who was in the city last week visiting his mother, who has been here some time visiting with Mrs. B. F. Derr.

Mrs. Col. Rule, of Mason City, was in this city and vicinity a few days last week. She was inspecting the Eastern Star lodge, and was the guest of Mrs. Arthur Millard, the two ladies being old schoolmates in their girlhood days.

It was the occasion of their 15th wedding anniversary, and they never suspicioned a thing until they arrived home from a drive to the farm last Monday evening. It was Mr. and Mrs. Fred Edwards, and about thirty of their friends made it pleasant for them.

W. J. Ruppel returned from his trip to Arkansas last Saturday. He reports some good country down there, but says they are away behind the times in modern improvements. Our opinion is that a certain quarter section out east of town looked pretty good to “Billy” when he got back.

When in Blairsburg go to the City Hotel for first-class accomodations.

Blairsburg- Mrs. and Mrs. Gish will start for their home in Penn. Today. They will stop at Canton, Ill., to visit Mrs. Gish’s sister and to look after their farm interests.

Ms. and Mrs. Montie Powers will be at home in the rooms over H. C. Tuttle’s store.

Miss Willa McVicker has closed her fall term of school and is at home for a short vacation.

The R. R. employees were all out early Thursday morning washing the station windows and giving a general cleaning up as the officials of the road were expected to pass through on an inspection tour.

Joe Baltz has bought his father –in –law’s farm near Mud Lake.

The L.A. S. met with Mrs. Burr Merrill and was a success both financially and socially.

Mrs. Anna O’Brien visited her father at Dows this week.

Wm. Bruce made a trip to Chicago and Dubuque this week.

Stanhope Mail: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. C. Olmstead are now nicely settled in their new home in Webster City. They were residents of Stanhope for a number of years, and during that time have made hosts of warm friends. And now these friends, while regretting their departure, are greatly rejoiced at the good fortune which has come to them, and which will result in Webster City gaining a refined and cultured family and Hamilton county an able official. Mr. and Mrs. Olmstead’s friends in this vicinity wish them every happiness in their new home.

The Goldfield Chronicle says: We have been reliably informed that a farmer near Webster City is buying old horses to feed to his hogs, paying as high as $10 for them. He claims that this kind of feed is profitable as hogs fatten on it readily and it keeps disease from among them. This is a happy solution of the problem of disposing of the present surplus of horses.

Weigh Babies Here Next Week

Arrangements Completed to Start the Campaign of Weighing and Measuring Babies in Webster City.

It is a Nationwide Movement

Is Part of Plan to Save 100,000 Lives in Year. The Women in Charge

Block sergeants have practically completed the canvass of the city in the interest of the child welfare campaign, and 367 children up to five years of age have been registered for the weighing and measuring test next week. Dr. Mary Nelsen-Hotchkiss, county chairman for the national children’s year program and Mrs. F. E. Willson, city chairman, with the aid of twenty six committee members have the preliminary work so well under way that the actual weighing and measuring will start Monday.

Permission has been given for the committee to use Dr. E. E. Richardson’s office on Willson avenue for the one central weighing and measuring station. This provides exceptionally convenient headquarters, as the rest room in the same building will take care of the mothers and babies who may have to wait a short time for their turn. A schedule will be arranged for the children on a certain street to be measured on a designated day, when the block sergeant of that street will be in attendance. This feature eliminates congestion or confusion of many babies being present at the same time.

The Block Sergeants

The block sergeants, appointed by the chairman in charge, and the districts in which they have already canvassed, are as follows:

North of Third street- Mrs. Etta Young, Mrs. Elva Howard.

West Third street- Miss Grace (cut off)

Dubuque street- Mrs. Frank Wetkavski

East of the river- Mrs. O. C. Buxton, Miss Emma Glasgow

Hamilton county’s good fortune in having a doctor in charge of the campaign in the county makes it unnecessary to require the assistance of another physician.

A Welfare Inventory

This weighing and measuring test is a spring inventory of the welfare of the nation’s children. Weight and height are a rough index of the health of the growing child, and the test will show individual parents and communities just how each child compares with the average. Follow up work will be planned to fit the needs shown by the test, and will continue throughout the children’s year. Mothers and fathers must realize how vitally war time conditions effect the welfare of their children if 100,000 lives are to be saved during the year.

First of all, the test can give parents an indication of the health of their own children. In addition, it can provide a basis for judging how adequately the community is guarding all its children. The test can thus offer a starting point for bettering the conditions which affect children’s welfare. Some adverse conditions individual parents can remedy; others demand community action; but the children’s bureau believes that in one way or another, children must be given increased protection if the baby death rate is to be reduced here as it was in England during the second (cut off) of the war.

Transcribed and contributed by Janelle Graham Martin. Also submitted to Iowa Old Press.