70 YEARS AGO

May 1943

First Lt. Kenneth Nelson has been promoted to the grade of Captain. Nelson is the son of Mrs. Helen C. Nelson of Story City.

Francis Olson, formerly of Story City, but in recent years had made his home in Norway, has been interned at Laufen, Germany, according to word received here recently by Attorney R. H. Leonard, who has been looking after Olson’s affairs here for some years. Since the war, Leonard had been unable to get in touch with him. This had been censored all the way, first by German authorities, then by English and American.

Alvin J. Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Thompson of this place, now wears the silver wings of an aerial gunner in the Army Air Forces. He was promoted to Sgt. At the Army Air Forces Flexible Gunnery at Tydall Field in Panama City, Florida.

A number of farmer neighbors of Earl and John Christian gathered at the Christian farm yesterday (May 5) and plowed and harrowed 140 acres. Due to illness the farm work had been delayed.

Margaret Henryson accepted a secretarial position in an office in Glendale, California, and left for that place recently.

The 1943 graduating class of Story City High School will number 47. This class is equal in number to the class of 1939, then the largest class ever graduated here.

Phillip Sheffield, son of C.A. Sheffield, has enlisted in the Navy and was commissioned an ensign. He is stationed at Tucson, Arizona, and will teach physical education.

A surprise black out was held last evening (May 26) at 9:30. It was a successful try.

O.A. Olson, A.D. Moulin and Si Johnson attended the opening session of the Lions Convention in Des Moines Sunday (May 23).

Mr. and Mrs. G.J. Wick, Dr. A.L. Born and Theodore Howland landed 16 walleyed pike at Clear Lake last Saturday and Sunday (May 22-23).

60 YEARS AGO

May 1953

The following committee has been named by the President of the GCC to fulfill the wishes of the group to see that the lights and other assets of the old Baseball Association be moved to the Story City Park: Silas Jacobson (chairman), E.V. Anderson, John Springman, Joel Ose, Rev. Ocee Johnson, Duane Orcutt, Verne Hill, Arnold Gertsen, Bert Hill and Serral Munsen.

The Story City Music Department won four first place ratings in the state music contests at Ankeny last Saturday. The groups were concert band, mixed chorus, girls’ glee and boys’ glee. It was the first time in recent years the girls’ glee club had placed first. The groups were under the direction of Milton Mussehl and Beverly Bramblett.

Approximately 225 people attended the open house at Immanuel Church on Sunday afternoon (May 3) to inspect the fine new kitchen.

A total of 49 girls and boys were registered last week (from the May 7 issue) for kindergarten next year. This is one of the largest groups to enter since kindergarten was started at the local school.

On Wednesday (May 6) Story City won from Jewell 8-0 at Jewell. Alan Olson shut them out on three hits. Wisecup had two hits to lead the locals. Last week, Story High’s baseball team was eliminated in its first tournament game by the Owasa team 2-1 at Radcliffe. The locals lost the game in the sixth when Owasa scored its two runs. Eugene Gere allowed only four hits, but Story City secured just two hits.

For Mom or the New Bride! A Sunbeam cooker and deep fryer, Coffee Master coffee pot or Mixmaster mixer are available at Ose Hardware.

Fit for a Queen! Perfect for Mother! Mojud "Magic Motion" stockings are available at Lynn’s Modern Store for $1.25 to $1.65.

If you can’t give her a sable, give her Samsonite Luggage. Available at Charlson’s Clothing Shop.

It’s your move mister! And you sure can make it! The Greatest Buick in 50 years! $2286.88 at Munsen Chevrolet-Buick.

Sir Walter Scott’s "Ivanhoe" will be shown here in all its glory Sunday and Monday, May 17 and 18. The picture is in Technicolor and makes a gorgeous spectacle.

The SCHS baseball team beat Roland Monday (May 11) by a 5-2 score. Eugene Gere held Roland to three hits, while his mates were making good use of eight hits. Yesterday (May 13), Randall licked the locals 4-3 when the local pitching fell apart in the fifth.

Over 200 mothers and daughters enjoyed the annual Mother-Daughter Banquet held at Immanuel Church Tuesday night (May 12).

A total of 24 boys and girls will receive their 8th grade diplomas at exercises to be held Wednesday, May 27 at 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The class includes 15 girls and nine boys.

Residents of Randall voted 73-41 Tuesday (May 12) to float a $10,000 bond issue to build a water plant in town.

J & H Super Valu celebrates its 11th anniversary with a double-truck ad in the May 14 issue of the Herald.

Baccalaureate services for the coming high school graduates will be held at the Immanuel Church on Sunday, May 24. The commencement exercises for the 31 graduating class members will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, also at Immanuel Church.

Mrs. Pat Nolan was installed as Story City Federated Woman’s Club President at the May meeting on Monday (May 18) at the Community Hall.

The State Safety Department released a story on May 21 with the same old plot, the same old characters and the same unhappy ending that’s been reported ever since the first life was lost in an automobile. The story is a summary of 83 fatal traffic accidents that have taken 95 lives in the state during the first three months of this year – nine more fatal accidents and four more deaths than the same period last year.

The 100th Centennial Anniversary of the City of Nevada and Story County will be held June 14-17 in Nevada.

Baldus Hatchery has become a new Purina dealer in Story City.

The new Farmall Super M tractor is now available at E.E. Arvig Implements.

Americans consumed about 455 pounds of dairy food per person during 1952.

Architects have said that the increased use of glass in American homes has caused a trend toward green carpets, which blend with the out-of-doors.

Loomcraft Petticoats are available at Moulin’s 5 cent-$1 Store for $1.95.

Iowa farmers still rank as the nation’s top pork producers. The state development commission says that enough Iowa hogs were raised in 1952 to provide a 2 lb. pork roast for every man, woman and child in the U.S. or five pork chops, if you prefer. The state’s total pig crop was 19,574,000 head.