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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, December 25, 1941

by Chanse Hall, Mount Ayr Record-News

The first big task of the Civilian Defense organization has just been given defense councils of the entire country. The state and local councils have been drafted to administer the tire allocation program and must be ready to function by January 5. Billie Finch, Defense Council chairman in Ringgold county, has appointed a commodity rationing board composed of J.B. Currie, M.L. Spurrier and Emmett R. Warin.

Word has been received from the Iowa Horse and Mule Breeders Association that Ringgold county was runner-up for the trophy presented annually by the association. The award is based on enrollments, colt shows, tours and general promotional activity by horsemen and club members within the county. Merrill Johnson, of the Tingley Toppers and county 4-H president, is one of seven Iowa 4-H boys who will receive a gold medal for outstanding colt club work during 1941.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Miller Christiansen and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Defenbaugh have been adjudged first and second place winners in the Christmas decorating contest sponsored by the Mount Ayr Cooperative club. Baldner's Cash Market was awarded first prize for the best decorated business building and Rhoades Funeral Home was awarded the second place prize.

Richard Newman, who successfully passed Civil Service examinations, will report January 2, in Washington, D.C., where he will be employed for the Advisory Commission for Civil Aeronautics.

BEACONSFIELD - Mr. and Mrs. Jack Butts will leave this week for San Diego, CA, where he has employment with the North American Aircraft company.


  • BEACONSFIELD - Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jones are the proud parents of a fine baby girl, born last week.

    Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2017


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