Seven Hamilton County young men ( Edmund Frame, Rodney Enderie, Charles A. Enderie, Jack Klute, Carl Rhode, Berl Gorman and Leslie Christiansen) were among the first to enlist in the armed services after the start of World War II.
Area residents are bringing in their old license plates for tin to be used in the war effort.
The Aurora News was offering a holiday special; subscribers could get a year for $1 instead of the regular price of $1.50 per year.
Canvassing has begun for a war relief fund; the county has a quota of $1,800.
A net profit of $8,130.05 was announced by P.J. Hohnstein manager of the Giltner Elevator Co. A dividend of eight percent was paid on capital stock.
The Phillips community was the first to surpass its quota for the Red Cross War Fund. The community has taken in $114; the quota was $75.
A big coyote and jackrabbit roundup is planned in the Marquette area next week; proceeds from the sale of the animals will go to the Red Cross.
George Kline of Trumbull, Tom W. Seiver of Marquette and B.M. Kremer of Aurora were elected to the board of the Hamilton County Farmers Telephone Association. The secretary's report showed a loss of 41 stations.
About 30 men are playing in a Wednesday evening men's volleyball league. "Anyone wishing a little recreation and streamlining of the waistline in keeping with National Defense is welcome to play."
A net profit of $2,253.81 was shown by the Marquette Elevator Co. E.C. Smith, Jerry Benson and O.W. Nilson were reelected to the board.
The Lions Club had a successful smoker which benefited the Infantile Paralysis Fund by $70.
The Farm Security Administration is asking area farmers to produce more food for the war effort.
A series of farm machinery repair meetings have been scheduled around the county. The USDA War Board is asking for repair of farm machinery now to help offset farm labor shortages later.
Five Hampton High School students and their instructor, Mr. Rzehak, attended the district declamatory tournament at Gresham last Friday. Hampton took first place as a school.
J.W. Nelson, 86, one of the early pioneers of the northern part of the county and one of its highly respected citizens, died on Sunday afternoon at his farm home 2 miles east of Hordville where he spent 63 of the 65 years he lived in America.
The first man of the Giltner school faculty to be called into the military service of the country is Alden Marvel. It is expected that another of the school, Superintendent Seger, may be called.
Miss Virginia Fisher, was the winner of the Good Citizenship contest sponsored by Twin Cottonwoods chapter of D.A.R. held at the home of Mrs. F. E. Edgerton Saturday afternoon.
A new Royal Sound Master projector is being installed at the Mazda Theater immediately following the Monday showing.
Marion VanBerg of Columbus and former well-known resident of this community purchased the Salmon half section at a referee sale Wednesday afternoon. Mr. VanBerg paid $18.25 per acre.
William J. Craft went to Ames, Iowa last Sunday where he will take a week or 10 days dairy course at the Ames Dairy college. Mr. Craft is a buttermaker for the Farmers Union Creamery.
The first irrigation clinic to be held in Hamilton county was attended by over 100 farmers who gathered in the Legion hall on Monday afternoon to exchange views on irrigation.
May 31, 1940, was feted as the sixtieth jubilee of the St. John's Danish Lutheran Church of Marquette, a rural church of Marquette, a rural church in the vicinity of Kronborg and one of the oldest chartered groups in the county.
Jack Wanek was involved in the first serious accident of the year in connection with the use of farm tractors Monday morning at the Ed Cutts farm near Giltner. Any producer desiring a loan on his 1941 corn must have the loan completed prior to April 1 if he intends to deliver corn to the account of the CCC during the month of August, September or October 1942.
Hampton's newest building, the elevator located on the south side of Hwy. 34, has opened offering eastern Hamilton county a ready and equitable market for their grains.
His many friends will be glad to hear of the activities of Lloyd Spafford, who writes, John Quinn that he has enlisted in the army and is now serving Uncle Sam in a World War for the second time.
The ninth anniversary of the farm program in Hamilton county will be celebrated at the Hampton auditorium Monday evening. The program will start at 8:30 PM "war time".
The Army is stripping the repair shops of our best skilled workmen everyday. Better get that car reconditioned now.
Workmen are busy on the east side of the square, which when the work is completed will remove one of the historic landmarks in the business section of Aurora.
Chapman Furniture Co. new spring furnishings features a 3-piece waterfall bedroom set for $67.50.
County Attorney Dallas S. Gibson made the first filing of the year for office in this county Tuesday forenoon as he was making preparations to report to Uncle Sam for Military service.
Boyd McDougal of Harvard was given special recognition as "Best Dressed on Campus" at the annual Junior-Senior Prom at the Nebraska State University last Friday.
To make sure that the fight against grasshoppers does not bog down, communities may be asked to supply their own containers for the bait and otherwise assist in keeping up the work.
If you need a washer before the end of the war, buy now. Springers still have in stock several gas ranges, and a few radios. When these are gone, there will be no more.
Showing at the Mazda will be "Appointment for Love." Admission is 11 cents on bargain night.
The tragedies of war were brought home to Aurora Sunday. The news that Mr. and Mrs. Will Williams had received a wore Sunday morning from the Navy department that their son, Roy, gunner mate, first class, was missing in action brought the war in the Pacific much closer to central Nebraska.
Approximately 950 people jammed the Hampton auditorium in celebration of the ninth anniversary of the Agricultural Adjustment Act.
In cooperation with the Hamilton County Defense Council, the Boy Scouts of Aurora will make a house to house canvas next Saturday morning to pick up all waste paper, including old magazines and newspaper.
A new red and white linoleum floor has been laid over the old wooden floor in the Hested store in Aurora.
Hampton defeated Sunflower of Mitchell, NE. for the state Class D crown. Members of the team include Wallace Travis, Bus Troester, Melvin Larsen, Bud Hansen, Donald Troester, James Holmes, LaVern Freisen and Kenneth Hahn.
The Business and Professional Women's club of Aurora is again sponsoring a campaign to immunize the children of the county from diphtheria.
Loans are being made to farmers to purchase fuel oil, tractor and machinery repairs, feed and seed according to James L. Hughs, field supervisor of the Emergency Crop and Feed Loan office.
The county-wide pledge drive to enlist the savings and thriftiness of Hamilton County citizens, young and old for defense bonds and stamps begins today.
Aurora Rendering is offering a beautiful set of stainless Kutmasters with each call for dead horse, cow, or 500 lbs. of hogs. Phone 30 Aurora.
Sixteen Hamilton county young men left Aurora Wednesday forenoon to report at Grand Island for examinations. The call this time was for 23 men, but for various reasons the number leaving was reduced.
Mrs. Henry Anderson, Harold Larsen, J.W. Hudson and Albert F. Andersen are running in the primary election for Marquette School Board. All are listed in the Citizens Party.
In the interest of victory, Uncle Sam says empty coal bins are a threat to safety. Buy coal now for next winter's use.
The government needs your scrap materials, and in cooperation with the county salvage committee a buyer will be in Murphy this weekend and will pay top market prices for scrap iron, rags, old tires and paper. A car will be on the Murphy track.
Annawalt & White is running a special for graduation suits, styled and cut to the standards of the best dresses men and priced to the average purse from $12.50 to $35.00.
The Victory Book Drive after a little explanation by Mr. Flaum last Monday really opened up and now Mr. Flaum's office is practically filled with books for the army boys. This all shows what students can do when they have a cause and the desire to fulfill it.
Fred Barnes has a laugh on his fishing partners. After purchasing a 27 cent rod a the Gambles Store, Fred and his friends went fishing Sunday near Fullerton and landed a 6 3/4 pound catfish much to the chagrin of his partners.
Jimmy Newman. son of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Newman who has forged ahead rapidly in his work with the United Airlines on the west coast and who was recently sent to the personnel training school of the airlines at Cheyenne, WY. has been given another promotion.
Boy Scout troops from the Lou-Platte and Meridian Districts of the Cornhusker Council will be represented at Aurora Saturday afternoon and Sunday when the annual staff training institute will be held in Streeter's Park.
David S. W. Carlson, well-known Hamilton county farmer and contractor living five miles north of the Murphy corner, was the first to file in the county opposing a present office seeker.
The Aurora FFA made another good showing at the state judging contest which was held last weekend. The team finished second in the state defeated only by Ord, which is a record to be proud of.
The date for the "I have been waiting all year for it" prom is this weekend. In case you don't know it that's the time all the boys comb their hair.
Don't forget to order that box of Gale's Chocolates for Mother's Day. Free wrapping for mailing at no extra charge at Thomas Pharmacy.
A musical vespers service will be offered at the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at which a freewill offering for the China Relief Fund will be taken at the door.
F.W. Hansen, president of the Hamilton County Agricultural Society, Wednesday discounted rumors that no annual fair would be held this year and stated that the board has been organizing the event's activities and that plans are going ahead for the staging of the show.
Sixty Seniors will graduate in commencement exercises here in Aurora on Friday, May 22.
Monday afternoon definitely presented some of the most treacherous weather seen in sometime in this area and according to older residents there were more twister and cyclone formations in the sky at one time and in one afternoon than they could recall having seen.
Persons wishing sugar for home canning should apply to the board for sugar purchase certificates which will not exceed 5 pounds per person.
The annual county-wide Achievement Day for the Hamilton county Home Demostration Projects clubs will be observed next Wednesday, according to Miss Louis Gill, county home agent.
The Farmers Union association store here was burglarized late Monday night when entrance forced through a north door of the cream station, the strong box door was pried open and cash and currency estimated to be about $200 was taken.
The Carroll House, vacated recently by Mrs. Virginia Powell, has been reopened with Mrs. Edith Casteel as proprietress.
Jack J. Waller was happy indeed Friday night when it was announced at commencement exercises that he had been awarded the university Regent's scholarship by the regents of the state university.
The Hamilton Count rationing board announced this week that new changes in the rules governing canning sugar allotments will make more sugar available to housewives on the basis of the amount of canning done.
The Aurora post office announces that in view of the present was conditions and demands made upon the postal service, it is directed that there shall be no rural delivery on Saturday.
Winning first place with his pen of five top Shropshire lambs, Raymond Wert of Hampton, walked off with the $7.50 prize at the first annual lamb show held on the northeast corner of the square Friday afternoon.
At the referee's sale of the Y. M. Williams lands in the southwest corner of the county Monday afternoon, the largest section 237 acres, lying southwest of Giltner sold to A. L. Andrews for $19 per acre.
On Monday evening at 9:00 p. m., Salem Lutheran Church, located southeast of Aurora, will present "The Power O God"a feature motion picture filmed in sound.
Over east of Hampton seven young coyotes are not going to grow up and prey on the farmyards. Instead they will likely end up with the necessary part of their anatomy on the clerk's counter where a bounty will be paid. Poultry raisers in that vicinity may check off a few losses that won't happen now.
Two Federal Health Specialists will be in Aurora during the week to check over the plans, progress and details of the medical aid project being set up in this county.
Fire breaking out in a film storage cabinet in the projection room at the Mazda Theater shortly before 10 o'clock Tuesday evening did considerable damage to the projection room, equipment and to the downstairs lobby.
Hamilton county's V-Girl winner is Anne M. Wodder of Rt. 1, Marquette.
Loan rates for 1942 small grains have been announced as $1.14 or $1.15 per bushel on No. 2 hard winter wheat stored on the farm or in a county warehouse.
Frank Farr, county chairman of the Navy Relief Drive in Hamilton county, reports that the quota of $150 has been reached, with a few workers still to report.
Storage for the 1942 wheat, oats and barley crops in the grain belt is serious. Country and terminal elevators now have large stocks of stored grain on hand. This cannot be moved before the harvest comes on and the problem of what to do with the 1942 crop must be solved in part by the farmers themselves.
Carl G. Swanson, one of Hamilton County's most popular officers, broke his silence as to his intentions in the 1942 political campaign by filing for the Republican nomination for state treasurer.
Waste and rags smoldering in a box at the rear of the Pence Hardware early Thursday morning was the cause for an alarm that brought out the fire department.
Norman Gene Berggren, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vic Bergren, living north and west of Murphy, suffered second degree burns last Friday morning while helping his father who was cleaning some tractor parts with gasoline.
A heavy rain ranging from two to five inches in various parts of the county Friday night accompanied by a high wind and a little hail, did considerable damage.
The submarine attacks in the Atlantic were brought close to home the past week when J.J. Ediger of Hampton received word of the death of his brother Abe.
The annual observance of Independence Day took place at the Country Club with a salmagundi dinner followed by fireworks in the evening.
Robert Toof, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Toof, of Aurora, graduated last week from the U.S. Naval Training Station at Corpus Christi, Tex. and received his coveted "Navy Wings of Gold."
The American Legion is sponsoring the collection of old broken phonograph records. The Legion plans to turn in these old record to national record to national record manufactures who will in return send new records to all, Army, Navy and Marines stations for use in the USO rec. rooms.
While Hamilton County residents to the casual observer do not appear excited over the was, rationing and prospective higher taxes, nevertheless they are not apathetic... and they can now point out to their city cousins their splendid rubber salvage campaign records - a total of over 10 1/2 pounds per person in the country. The national goal was five pounds per person.
Dick Campbell, manager of the local Hested Store since June 1941, was transferred this week to the management of the company's store in Superior.
The War Production Board announced Tuesday that the sale of fence, barb wire poultry netting, fence posts, gates, staples, and corrugated roofing are now permitted without priority rating.
Arthur Gimpel, 6 miles west and 2 miles south of Aurora, has contracted with the Western Land Roller Company of Hastings to put down an 8 inch irrigation well on his farm. The well will go down 168 feet.
The Hamilton County AAA office has been informed this week that the Commodity Credit Corp. is negotiating the purchase of pre-fabricated wooden storage bins to be shipped into the county and offered for sale to producers eligible for loans for use in the storage of their 1942 crops.
Rooms and houses in Aurora are in some demand by Ordnance Plant workers. In a letter to the News, the Grand Island Independent states that the housing situation in Grand Island is near a saturation point.
Herbert Van Housen, Aurora hatcheryman who has been working on the Grand Island Ordnance plant, narrowly escaped death, and at least three of his fellow workers were killed and others seriously injured when a cement block wall caved in. "No U Turn" signs have been installed on all four corners of the square.
The Lester S. Harter American Legion Post will sponsor an Air Raid Warden school in Aurora for all those in Hamilton County selected to take the course.
Farmers who need harvest help or other farm labor are asked to register their needs with Clyde Cogil at the court house in Aurora or with the men who have been named as employment agents in the towns of the county.
Harold Amend, linotype operator for the Aurora News, suffered a severe injury to his left hand Saturday morning.
Farmer members of the national Farm Loan Association at Grand Island will save more than $104,309.40 during the next two years as a result of congressional action in continuing the 3 1/2 percent rate in Federal Land Bank Commissioner loans.
The harvest season brought minor injury to Keith Heuermann on of Mr. and Mrs. B.B. Heuermann this week when he was painfully, although not seriously burned about the face and chest when the radiator cap came off the tractor as he was working with it.