The Ott land located one mile east and seven miles south of Hampton sold at referee sale Wednesday for $40.50 per acre to Dietrick Bergen of Henderson. Referee Whitney reports the bidding was spirited.
The City Council has instructed the Aurora police to enforce Ordinance No 18 which provides that it is unlawful for any person under the age of 18 years of age to remain in or upon the streets, alleys or public places in the city of Aurora after the hour of 10 p.m.
Col. R. E. Bates, Mrs. Bates and children spent several days last week at the home of Mrs. Bates parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Pratt. Col Bates was granted a 25-day leave and was fortunate enough to catch a plane which brought him to Lincoln.
In a telegram received by Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Derr from the War Department Thursday morning, it was revealed that their son , Walter Derr, is a Japanese prisoner of war in the Philippines.
The Aurora Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring "smokes" for the men in the armed forces. Milk bottles will be placed in the Aurora stores to accept contributions from the public.
The 80 acre farm known as the Paschke farm sold for $100 per acre this week to Oscar Lindquist.
The county extension office is conducting a combine survey in Hamilton county in an effort to locate all operators who will be in a position to do custom combine work.
The AAA office announces that the new loan rate on wheat for this year is $1.26 per bushel plus 7 cents per bushel for farm storage.
A pressure canner for the use of Hamilton county families is available at the county extension office. It is asked that no one keep it longer than two days.
Businessmen and high school boys from Aurora have been doing a splendid job of assisting the farmers in Hamilton County with their harvesting.
The five banks in Hamilton county all show greatly increased deposits in their bank statements as of June 30 which are being published in this issue.
Three Polk youths were arrested last Saturday on charges of breaking and entering and maliciously destroying property at the P.J. Refshauge cabin north of Hordville.
C.A. Newman of Newman Motor Co. this week announces that Elmo Carnes has purchased an interest in the company.
Mrs. George Hiebner who lives three miles west of Henderson lost a valuable matched team of three year-old horses by lightning in the Wednesday night storm.
A.H. Dreier this week announced his resignation from his position with Consumers Public Power District and with Mrs. Dreier will leave the middle of next week for Wheatland, Wyo. where he will take a much needed rest.
The members of St. Mary's parish, Aurora are within sight of the long coveted goal, a debt-free church and August has been designated as debt cancellation month to raise the remaining $300.
Eldon Higby, secretary of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce reports that $101.87 has been collected from the milk bottles and over four cases of cigarettes have been purchased to be given to the men in service overseas positions.
Among those of Hamilton County leaving to take physical exams at Fort Crook are Walter Shaneyfelt of Marquette, Olaf Nordland of Aurora and John Jacob Klassen of Hampton.
Klaas Dick, in the name of his son, Jonath Dick, a platoon sergeant, has received a Purple Heart certificate from the Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the 1st. Marine Division. Jonath was the first marine from Hamilton County to be killed in action.
There is a critical need for both waste fats and tin cans at the present time and Nebraska ranks very low in the collection of these two vital scrap materials.
At a meeting of the Camp and Hospital Service Council held in Aurora Wednesday evening it was decided to collect materials to furnish a day room at the Harvard Air Base and a Sun room at the Fairmont Air Base.
Members of the Aurora volunteer fire department at their last meeting elected Max Williams as chief.
According to information received by Mr. and Mrs. O.O. Williams of Aurora from the War Department at Washington, their son, Staff Sergeant Eugene Williams is a prisoner of war in Germany.
Albin Bensen, Beryl Gorman, Roger Anawalt, Casper Hubbard, Robert Gjerloff, Richard Sidders, Glen Liebhart, Gerald Druba, Glenn Bell, Ervin Shipley, Earl Holdgraf, Oriville Carne and JohnGoertzen left for Fort Crook on Wednesday.
Erich Nilson and Betty Hunnicutt were names Hamilton county health champions Wednesday night at the county fair.
Round one of World War 2 ended in favor of the Allied Nations last Wednesday morning, when it was announced that Italy had surrendered. We must remember we have nine rounds to go and rather than try to coast along let's lend out government the money to put the skids under Hitler and Hiro-Hito.
A jury trial case on Sept. 22 is the action of Shirley Elliot vs. Hamilton County. The damage action results from an auto accident when a car driven by Harry Cool struck a washout culvert on a county highway southeast of Aurora.
James Christensen, John Denker, Leonard Green, and Eugene Bales all seemed to have had their vehicles stolen by the same man. George Tewkebury, who had escaped from the Men's Reformatory at Lincoln in a truck last Tuesday at 12:30am.
It wasn't a matter of too many soldiers from the Harvard air base last Sunday, but too many hosts. Thirty three soldiers arrived, instead of the 50 originally scheduled, were taken to 18 homes for a Sunday feast and an afternoon of visiting.
The silk and nylon hosiery collection program will officially end on September 30. This is not because the hosiery is no longer needed in the war effort, but because the amount of discarded hosiery has naturally dwindled as pre-war supplies of stockings have worn out and been turned in at salvage depots.
We are nearing our quota for our Third War Loan Drive, $100,000 more will do it. We hope captains of the various Towns and School Districts will put forth special effort on increase sale of Bonds.
Mrs. Mary Wuinn and J.T. Sullivan have been appointed to assist in the state's recruiting campaign of the Women's Army Corps. The state drive is linked in a nationwide drive to recruit women to replace soldiers who have been casualties at the various fronts and in the service.
Announcement was made this week that Gregory Blomstrand has purchased the remaining half interest of the late Otis Hartquest in the Hartquest Drug store and has assumed full ownership.
Depositors and friends of the First National Bank of Hampton were surprised the past week to receive notices that the bank would not accept any new deposits or new business after October 18. The directors have decided to liquidate the assets of the bank and in the meantime the depositors were advised to withdraw their money and close their accounts at their convenience. As the bank will be open everyday for sometime during the process of liquidation there was no immediate deadline for withdrawals given.
A new County FSA committee was organized recently and is composed if the following: L. Pohl, Hampton, chairman; J. Austin Medaris, Aurora; Kay Gjerloff, Aurora; Scott Heinzman, Phillips. They have a two fold duty-first to determine the eligibility of applicants for new FSA loans; second, to review once each year the status of all active standards FSA borrowers whose loans have been outstanding three or more full crop years and making determination as to which action to be taken.
More than 500 farmers in Hall, Hamilton and Merrick counties and the St. Libory territory in Howard County will benefit from rates on Federal Land Bank Loans at 4 percent.
The Aurora Chamber of Commerce announces school district No.72 won first place in the Hamilton County Third War loan drive contest for rural school districts. The school district drive captained by J. A. Wanek, reported $10,-937.50 bonds sold in the contest. The district is 10 miles southwest of Aurora.
The new dairy feed payment program is now ready to proceed at full speed. All who sold in excess of 25 lbs. of butterfat or 40 gallons of milk are eligible. The rate is four cents per pound of butterfat and 30 cents per pound of milk. No payments of less than $1 will be made.
Rev. Henry E. Nyberg, pastor of the Mamre Evangelical Covenant church near Hordville the past two years, has been commissioned chaplain first lieutenant in the United States army. His oath of office was administered Wednesday morning by County Judge Ivan M. Bengston.
John Staten, football coach of the Aurora high school, was selected for service in the United States Marines. He was given 14 days before reporting for duty, so he will finish out the season with the Aurora squad.
Lee Garrett, well known farmer west of Aurora, purchased the Voilet Vodra Hey residence property and building, formerly used as a plumbing shop, at public auction last Wednesday, for $3,020.00.
B.B. Goertzen, well known farmer residing south of Hampton, was unloading ear corn, using the elevator, when his overalls got caught in the gears on the machine and the next thing he knew he was completely divested of his overalls.
The Pleasant View Mennonite Church, located three miles south of the Reardon corner, will observe its 50th anniversary with a program on Nov. 25.
A meeting of all those connected with the livestock industry, especially producers and truckers, will be held in Aurora, Nov. 20. A representative of the Office of Defense Transportation from the Omaha district office will be present to explain the program the O.D.T. has for the conservation of livestock from the farm market.
"Anne of Green Gables" will be presented by the Dramatic Club of Aurora High School with the same quaint charm with which L.M. Montgomery wrote his novel. The admission will be 35 cents.
Francis Harris graduate of Peru Normal and a former teacher and coach in Arcadia, will take over the coaching duties made vacant by the army call of Johnnie Staten. Harris will arrive in Aurora Friday from California where he has been engaged in war work.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Herron this week received a telegram from the War Department stating that their son, Guyle, had been slightly wounded in action on Nov. 4 in Italy.
Mr. and Mrs. John Cox have opened the Sinclair Service station on the intersection of highway 34 and 14 at the northeast edge of Aurora. They will operate a lunch room in connection with the station.
Millard McDonald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McDonald who was a member of the crew of the Navajo when it was torpedoed in the South Pacfic on Sept. 22, is now hospitalized in Pleasanton hospital, Shoemaker, Calif., near San Fransisco. The Navajo sank just a few minutes after it was struck and Millard and many other seaman were in the water for several hours before being rescued. He suffered from a concussion and shock and has been in a hospital in the South Pacific until brought to the States three weeks ago.
Sunday was a special day in the local Methodist Church, for that day marked the founding of the church in Aurora 68 years ago. To fittingly observe the anniversary, Rev. A. J. Rich planned special services throughout the day.
Roy Luthy, farmer living in the Murphy community, had injured his Hand this fall and was unable to husk his corn. Kindly neighbors gathered at the farm last Friday and picked his corn crop, and each refused to accept any compensation for the thoughtful deed. So Mr. Luthy decided to show his gratitude by donating one dollar for each man who worked, for a total of $18.00 to the Red Cross.
Walter Hudson, chairman of the United War Fund Drive for Hamilton County reports that a total of $5,027.28 was collected. The quota for the county was $4,200. All of the towns in the county and all the precincts except Aurora and Bluff exceeded their quotas.