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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, January 09, 1941

by Chanse Hall, Mount Ayr Record-News

The partnership of Moore & Campbell, retail furniture dealers in Mount Ayr, has been dissolved by mutual consent, effective the first day of January. The firm was established twenty years ago. Announcement of the dissolution is made after Mr. Campbell's decision to retire from the business life of the community.

Judge James H. Wilkerson, former resident of Mount Ayr,and for many years of Chicago, has tendered his resignation as federal judge. The noted jurist, who is 71 years of age, has occupied the federal bench in Chicago since 1922, when Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis retired to become identified with the baseball world. He has practiced law in Chicago since 1892, and been active in political affairs, when he was a member of the Cook CountyLegislature. If his retirement is accepted by President Roosevelt, Judge Wilkerson expects to return to a private practice.

Will Kling and J.E. Primmer has been re-elected to succed themselves as directors of the Ringgold County Mutual Telephone Company.

FRY CHAPEL - Neewly elected officers of the Sunday school are: Superintendent, M. A. Butler; assistant, Will Lance; secretary, Elisabeth Butler; treasurer, Mabel Fry; and pianist, Fern Miller.

CLEARFIELD - Mr. and Mrs. Earl Rhoden and family moved last week to Creston. Bernard Dolecheck, of Diagonal, purchased their store and took possession Monday. The store will be closed for about a week until Mr. Dolecheck gets his release from the post office at Diagonal.

Zella Snyder, secretary for W. P. Renner in the office of the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurace Company in Mount Ayr for the last sixteen months, has tendered her resignation. She will go today to Des Moines, where she will be employed in the subscription department of Look Magazine. She will be succeeded temporarily by Mrs. Bernice Sheil.

Robert Minks, son of Mrs. and Mr. Asa Minks, of Redding, began training last week as bookkeeper at the Chevrolet Garage. He will be employed in place of Curtis Roe, who will be associated with his father in the newly established Roe Implement Company.

STUDENT AYR - Next Semester, journalism will be offered to the students as an elective subject. This is the first year the subject as been included in the school curriculum. Nine students have registered for the course, which will be instructed by Miss Lamb. The students will not only study the makeup of newspapers, but will learn how to read intelligently and write the different types of newspaper article.

Jerry Klejch, of Washington township, and Leo Saltzman, of Poe township, have been elected chairman and secretary, respectively, of the Ringgold County Planning Committee.

The interest in the Mount Ayr Livestock Market held by Floyd S. Miller, of Creston, was purchased recently by the other two owners, F. B. Maloy and Glex Dixson. Community sales have been held every Tuesday and special horse and mule sales have been held on Thursdays since the business was established in Mount Ayr on December 5, 1939.

Alpha Ann Bonebrake, sophomore of the Diagonal High School, won a superior rating in the district declamatory contest held Friday evening in Missouri Valley. The other Ringgold county student to compete in the district contest was Nellie Lou Wroughton, also of Diagonal, who received an excellent rating. Ina Napier, principal of the High School, is the dramatic instructor.

Two hours were required for four peace officers - Sheriff H. P. Todd, Deputy Sheriff C. E. Hoover, Patrolman James Macholz and Marshal Ora Hash - to destroy approximately 1,200 pints of whiskey seized January 25, when John H. Clifford was arrested by Patrolmen Macholz and Joe Dixon. The whiskey, weighing 2,500 pounds, was hauled to the city dumpgrounds in a county truck and the four men broke the bottles by throwing them against a cement slab. Bottles which missed the mark were broken when the peace officers tested their shooting eyes with a rifle.


  • MOUNT BRUSH - Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Powell are the proud parents of an eight-pound boy, born January 3.

  • Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Campbell, of Benton, January 30, a daughter, Donna Jean. Weight, ten and one-half pounds.

  • SOUTH CREEK - Mr. and Mrs. Chet Gibson are the proud parents of a baby girl, born Wednesday in the Leon hospital. She has been named Joyce Ann.

    Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, Mayof 2016


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