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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 02, 1941

by Chanse Hall, Mount Ayr Record-News

Robert L. Bailey, Diagonal real estate and insurance man, was recently appointed by Governor Geo. A. Wilson as a member of the Selective Service Board of Ringgold county to fill the resignation of H. H. [Hollie Harold] Emley. Other members of the board are R. R. Buck and James Mahan.

Mrs. Kate I. Dalton assumed charge of the post office at Benton as acting postmaster October 1 and will serve in that capacity pending a Civil Service examination to determine the regular appointment of a postmaster. Leo S. Fertig, who has served as postmaster at Benton since 1935, is retiring to enter the telegraphy profession.

H. E. Gunter has been elected vice-president of the newly organized South Central Horological Guild. Only qualified watch makers are eligible to become members of the guild, which is recognized by the State Horological Society.

Billy Finch, local produce dealer, last week received his commission from Governor Geol. A. Wilson as chairman of the Ringgold County Defense Council. Other members of the council, as recommended and appointed by Governor Wilson are Mrs. S. W. Holland, M. I. Roberts, L. F. Hall, Ralph Main and R. L. Treichler.

Mount Ayr's genial postmaster, P. J. McGrath, has been elected president of the Mount Ayr Cooperative Club, to succeed Bob Hudson. Other officers are Chas. J. Lewis, Dr. J. W. Hill and Grant L. Hayes, first, second and third vice-presidents, respectively; Mike Beaman, treasurer; V. I. Whitemore, sergeant-at-arms; and, George Irving, member of the fair board.

Ola Campbell left last week for Washington, D.C., where she will have employment as a typist with the government.

Jacqueline Beasley began work Monday as secretary at the Jacobs Fur House.

Charles Skinner began work last week in the Baldner Cash Market following the resignation of Ewing Moore.

Ellen Wilson left Tuesday for Washington, D.C., where she has accepted a position as junior stenographer in the production management office.

Richard Prentis, who recently went to Washington, D.C. as a Civil Service employee, has been assigned to duties with the Federal Communications Commission.

DIAGONAL - Nancy Buckles, of Kansas City, MO., came Tuesday and too, up her duties as music instructor in the high school replacing Miss Keen who resigned.


  • BLOCKTON - Jack Robert Campbell, Jr. is the name of the son born to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Campbell on September 10. Mrs. Campbell is the former Edith Stephens.

    Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2016


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