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PINE RIVER JOURNAL VOLUME VII NUMBER 19 THE PINE RIVER JOURNAL, PINE RIVER, CASS COUNTY, MTNNESOT SUB: $1.50 Pine River and Vicinity, 2.00 Elsewhere < Out of the . . Waste Basket -By- GPiANT BERGSTROM An Odd Catch John Norman stopped in the office Saturday to show us a weasel he had caught. Now, catching a weasel Isn't anything rare, but this one had a little field mouse held firmly in his mouth. The weasel was only a trifle larger than the mouse he was holding. * * * * A Letter Fr<om California A letter from Ed. Kladt iast week, who Is now in Dunsmuir, Calif., states that he has been on guard duty every night since the war broke out- He also states that they are having too much rain out there to suit him and lie and his son will be back in Minnesota in the spring. He sends Christmas greetings to all his friends here. * * * * Time is short and we have work c'plenty so—we'll close with a Merry Christmas to you all. CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our deepest gratitude to our many friends and relatives who so generously aided during our beloved's illness and death; to the men who donated their blood at the hospital and for the many, beautiful floral offerings and memorial gifts- We also wish to thank Pastors Masted and Aehterkirch for their kind words of comfort, the Faith Lutheran men's Octette and Mrs. Murrer, pianist. To all. we offer our heartfelt thanks. Mrs. Marie Ruud and Larry Mr. and Mrs- Henry Ruud and Lloyd OBITUARY Oakley Henry Ruud was born April 7, 1917., In infancy, he was 'baptized into the Lutheran Church by Rev. Sor- enson. In the spring of 1932, he was confirmed at Pine River, following instruction by Rev. Rem. He graduated with the class of '35 from Pine River High school and is remembered as an outstanding athlete. June 30, 1937, he was united In marriage to Miss Mary Moser. To this union one son was born, Larry, age 3- December 9, he met with a gunshot accident which proved fatal six days Hater, in spite of the best of care and several blood transfusions. Those left to mourn his untimely death, is his young devoted wife, Marie, and little son Larry • his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ruud, and a foster brother, Lloyd, together with a host of relatives and friends. Oakley endeared himself to all who knew him hy bis cheerful disposition and friendliness. Funeral services were conducted from the Swanburg Community Hall, Rev. Masted officiating. Interment was made in the Evergreen cemetery. Pallbearers included brothers-in law of the diseased. Among those from a distance who attended the funeral, were Mrs. M- Osen of Martell, Wis., Mr. and Mrs- Hiram Osen of !St. Paul, Mrs. S. Jensen of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. E. Moser of St- Paul, Mr. and Mrs. C. Steed of Green Valley, Mr. and Mrs. James Coppes and Mr. and Mrs. R- Peterson and family of Minneapolis, Mrs. James Gilbert of Wadena, Mr. and Mrs H. Moser and family of Crosby and Mr. G- Atwater of Bovey. OLD BROOMSTICKS MAKE GOOD CHECKERS Sauk Rapids.—Broomsticks and national defense may sound like a very strange combination but not to members of the. local American Junior Red Cross. Old broomsticks sawed Into discs, sandpapered and painted red and black, make fine checker sets for army camps. To Protect Youth Notice to Advertisers and Correspondents We wisih to remind all our correspondents and advertisers again that the Journal will be printed on Tuesday next wetek also, in order that we might enjoy the holiday which falls on our regular1 press day. Kindly see that all news letters: and advertising copy will reach our office not later than Tuesday mornilng. Thank you. ■ : / D©ris Arvig, v Robert Coulter Married Saturday A very pretty wedding was solemnized Saturday, December 20. at six o'clock p. in., at the L. A. Arvig home in Pequot Lakes, when Miss Doris Lorraine Arvig, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Arvig was united in marriage to Robert Coulter, son of Mr. and Mrs. C- Coulter of Pequot Lakes, with Rev. L. K. Clark reading the service. Ernest Johnson, relative of the bride sang "I Love You Truly" accompanied by Miss Clark, before the ceremony. Mr. Johnson also plcyed the wedding march. The bride was attired In powder blue taffeta brocade and carried a bouquet of American beauty roses- The bridesmaid, Mrs. James Brunes, sister of the bride, wore a floor length, pink organdy gown and carried a bouquet of roses. James Brunes attended the groom. Following the ceremony, a turkey dinner was served to 75 guests. Decorations were in pirk and blue- Waitresses were former classmates of the bride. . Following the reception, a social hour was spent in the club rooms in the basement of the Arvig home.where Christmas decorations were beautifully carried out Miss Arvig is a graduate of the Pequot Lukes high school class of '40. The groom was valedictorian of the Pine River class of '38. Out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Gustofson of Duluth, Mr- and Mrs. Leonard Arvig of Melrose, Mrs. Mildred Arvig and daughters Frances and Lorna of Sauk Center, , and Mr. a«id Mrs. Arthur Aamot and Mr. and Mrs- Clifford Gardner and family of Pine River. The young couple left on a short wedding trip to Minneapolis, after which they will make their home in Pine River. An interesting fact concerning the date of the wedding, is that several marriages in the Arvig family have occurred on December 20 in years past. Among them, are Mr. and Mrs- Arthur Aamot, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Arvig, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Gardner and Mr. and Mrs- Clifford Gardner. Genevieve Hraban Warren Woodruff Married Sat. At a quiet ceremony performed .at eleven-thirty o' clock December 20, at the Catholic manse by Father Crowe, Miss Genevieve Hraban was united in r marriage to Warren Woodruff of Hack eusack. The bride wore a white and gold silk brocade gown with veil of white illusion and seed pearl cap. She carried a bouquuet of chrysonthenmums. Her only attendant was a sister, Mary Hraban who wore a rose color moire gown. The groom was attended by a cousin. Following the ceremony, the wedding party drove to Roby's cafe, Hackensack for a wedding breakfast. Miss Hraban who is from Lincoln, Neb., has been employed at the G- H- Adkins home the past six months. They will make their home in Hackensack. Warren Mathews Now Flying Huge Navy Flying Boat Warren D. Matthews, formerly of the local faculty, was commissioned an Ensign in the U. S. Navy December 12. Warren enlisted January 15, 1941, and was stationed at Corpus Christi. Texas, where he specialized in flying the huge Navy Patrol ships and has since been transferred to the Seattle Naval Reserve Aviation Base. He was appointed Sub-Commander in the Aviation Cadet Regiment. Mr. Matthews was well known here having been a member of the faculty for two years. He attended Minnesota State College, Moorhead^ Montana XL, and graduated from the latter in 1940. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master, of Arts degrees. Ed. Note: The above item was taken from the Humboldt paper by Mrs- Bert Heemstra, a former resident of that city. 1,600 Attend Xmas Program at Armory Sat. Saturday was one tof the busies days in Pine River for some time, when families from all the surrounding communities were on hand for the Christmas program and to do their holiday shopping. Approximately 1600 men, women and children attended the program at the armory, under the direction of Mrs- Ollie Dahl. Santa Claus arrived on time and and gave a shore talk ov- the microphone- Later, he shook hands with all the children. G50 bags of candy, nuts and fruit were given to visiting children. , The big event was sponsored by the Pine River commercial club, assisted by the VFW aud other organizations- North Pine River Claus gave out presents and treats af •er the entertainment. Mi-, and Mrs. Murray Ward called a! the George Johnson home Monday. Elaine Frame spent Tuesday with Eileen Heemstra. Mr. and Mrs- Bert Heemstra spent Saturday evening with Mr. and Mrs. W- H. Evans. John Heemstra of Swanburg, spent Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Bert Heemstra and family. A. G. Fisher of Backus, called in this community Monday morning. Mrs. Bert Heemstra, Cor. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Shafer and family and Miss Joyce Brown spent Monday in Brainerd. Eileen Heemstra spent Wednesday and Thursday with Elaine Frame. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Eggleston of Walker, called on Mr. and Mrs- Leo Shafer Sunday. Miss Aileen Pederson who attended school at Warren for several months, returned home Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Dubbs and Maxine and Delrose were Sunday diuner guests at the Bert Heemstra home. Delrose and Maxine Dubbs were overnight guests of Maxine Heemstra Sunday. With good will and good wishes for a very Merry Christmas to you all- Mrs- Dell Frame spent Thursday evening with Mrs. Bert Heemstra. Miss Verna Wild is spending her vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs* John Wild. Wayne Heemstra spent Friday evening with the Gregory boys. Mrs. W- Newman and Mrs- H. Beers and their pupils of the Mildred school gave an entertaining Christmas program at the school Thursday. Santa Annual Meeting of Cass Co. Agriculture Association Dec. 30 The Cass County Agricultural Association will hold its annual meeting and election of officers for the ensuing year at Pine River December 30 at 8 p. m-, at the school library. Any other business pertinent to the meeting will be taken care of at this time. —G. P. ROGNLIE, Sec- Local Items A special watchnight service will be held at the Tabernacle New Years Eve, beginning at 8 p. m„ with a special program and ending with a prayer service at midnight- From January 4, through January 11, churches of the Assembly of God will hold a special week of prayer services in homes throughout the nation. John Crossman of Butte, Montana, arrived Friday to spend the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Leef. Mr. Crossman has been visiting a sister, Mrs. Wagner, in Chicago, and is now enroute to his home. Wednesday,. Bfr- and Mrs. Leef, Mr. Crossman and Mrs Chas. Bates will go to Minneapolis, to spend Christmas at the Ben Davison and Val Angel homes. Lives on a diet of snakes, fishworms and grasshoppers. Tire man •who- eats such strange meals lives in Alabama, and believes he has cured himself of serious illness by so doing. Read this remarkable story of dietetics In the American Weekly, the magazine distributed with next week's Sunday Chicago Herald-American. (adv.) IS "A Tuberculin Test for every high xhool student." This is the objective of the Christmas Seal program to find and prevent tuberculosis. In the above picture is shown Dr. Kathleen Jordan of the staff of the Minnesota Public Health Association. Dr. Jordan has administered the test to thousands of high school pupils in Christmas Seal school surveys to search out early boys and girls threatened by the disease. Tuberculosis kills one out of every four young women who die from any cause, and one out of every six young: men. For this reason the campaign concentrate* on youth. i mm . ™V^tata, t-4*2«e»^«asgieMa«iB ft$£ft$0n JOYOUS ~*> r mm of chjustoms- v^s^Ssveisstwsesssat Christmas Seal Sale Totals Miss Gunderson, first grade, $5; Miss Erickson, second grade, $8; Miss Oleson, third grade, 55; Miss Golz, fourth grade, $6-78; Miss Henry, fifth grade, $8u0;.Miss Engler, sixth grade, $10; Miss Henderson, normal, $2.30; Miss Armstrong, seventh grade, Miss Peterson, eighth grade, [ Miss Wollan, ninth grade. 70s. Mail sale $1 and local making a total of $56.25- Miss Isaacson, director of the sale, wishes to thank all who assisted in the sale and to those who responded so generously in the community which made it possible to almost double Pine River's quota. The gale this year far exceeds that of last year. $2.10; $1.40; sale $5.47, As you gather with your loved ones this Christmas, we send cur sincere greetings and wishes for your success and happiness in the coming year. iYour thoughfulness during the past year, your friendly courtesies, we count as splendid things in our lives. Not all the gain in any business can be entered in a cash register, or written in a ledger, and we are deeply appreciative of your friendship—our most treasured and valuable possession. We pledge ourselves in the future to even greater efforts to merit your continued confidnce, to greater service to you and to the community in which we live. # MAY YOUR CHRISTMAS BE TRULY HAPPY Grant D. Ber&strom The Pine River Journal Mrs. Dale Dubbs Ralph Dougherty Susan Lescher Mrs. Cecil Anderson , Mrs. B. Heemstra Mrs. Siltman Mrs. Leslie Shepard Mrs. Harold Kline Edith Erickson Mrs. Board Mrs. John Norman cMrs. P. A. Nelson Katherine Witt Mrs. Jack Knutson Mrs. Wiley Bloom Mr*. Walter Farnam Mrs. Jack M&rsh Mildred Farm Bureau Elects Officers Thursday The Farm Bureau unit of Mildred, met at the school Thursday evening of last week. John Rohr of Pine River, gave a short talk and showed a group of slides on "Green Acres-" Mr. Long of the Central Cooperative Shipping Association of South St. Paul, gave an interesting talk on the origin of the Farm Bureau and its functions- The following officers were elected to serve for the coming year: President, Chas.. Swift; vice president, J. L. Battles; secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Pert Heemstra. The lunch committee, Mrs- J. L- Battles and Miss Thelma Erickson ser ved an oyster supper to the entire group- Swanburg Mrs. C<*cil Anderson, Corresponrent iirs- J. .Steckman and Mr. and Mrs- Abel Baker and children left Saturday for Blue Springs, Neb-, to spend the holidays. George Steckman and Ila Lee left the same day for Hallum, Neb., to spend their Christmas. A group of friends and neighbors gathered at the Anglo Volk home December 11, to celebrate Mr- Volk's birthday. Group singing was enjoyed including the birthday chorus. A love ly birthday cake and delicious lunch was served- The Stitch and Chat Club was entertained at the Anglo Volk home December 9. The next metting will be held Dec. 23 at the Masted home. Mrs. Maude Stoutenburg will open her home to the Swanburg Ladies Aid Saturday afternoon, Dec. 27. The date has been changed from Dec 17- Mr. Kendal Stoutenburg left for Minneapolis late Friday, and from there he left Saturday for California to be employed "with "the Lockheed Aircraft Co. We wish him the best of luck. Mr. and Mrs. Anglo Volk made a business trip to Brainerd Saturday. A recent fire destroyed the garage on their Brainerd property. Robert Stevens, Warren Peterson and Robert Anderson of Glenwood, attended the Ruud funeral Friday, returning the same evening. Donald Peterson of Bemidji, attended the funeral of Oakley Ruud Friday and spent the week-end at his home. The Jr. Luther League will meet for their Christmas festival at the home of Lloyd Ruud Friday evening. May the holiday season hold in store for all our readers, goodwill and happi ness- Among Brainerd shoppers Monday, were the Clarence Petersons, Roy Raphs, Oscar Petersons, P. Frimoods and Andersons—and many more. Mrs. John Stevens and Mrs. Eleanor Stoutenburg were on the sick list the fore part of the week. We just know the most cherished of all gifts by mothers and Dads, are> those made painstakingly by little - hands or bought with carefully hoarded, hard-earned nickels and dimes. Mr. Clarence Peterson of Minneapolis came to attend the Ruud funeral and to spend Christmas with his family. FC^P x **£• NWiKf "SE )U i UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS £|WAND STAMPS ' w r America On Guard! Above is a reproduction of the Treasury Department's Defense Savings Poster, showing an exact duplication of the original "Minute Man" statue by famed, sculptor Daniel Chester French/ Befense Bonds and Stamps, on sale at your bank or post office, are a vital part of America's defense preparation*.
PINE RIVER JOURNAL
VOLUME VII NUMBER 19
THE PINE RIVER JOURNAL, PINE RIVER, CASS COUNTY, MTNNESOT
SUB: $1.50 Pine River and Vicinity, 2.00 Elsewhere
Out of the . .
An Odd Catch
John Norman stopped in the office
Saturday to show us a weasel he had
caught. Now, catching a weasel Isn't
anything rare, but this one had a little
field mouse held firmly in his mouth.
The weasel was only a trifle larger
than the mouse he was holding.
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