The Plain Talk employees raised their eyebrows Tuesday morning when W. A. Bauman, the genial postmaster delivered several dozen fresh roasting ears to the office. This is the earliest reported date for roasting ears in 1944.
The Main Street building now occupied by Myhre Studio, part of the John Charrlin estate, has been sold subject to confirmation to Tom Kaltsulas, whose bid of $7,160 was the highest of five bids that had been ordered.
The Chimes Café has been sold to Evelyn Erickson and Mildred Johnson from Art Peterson, the former owner.
The Rite-Maid Sandwich Shop, operated by Sadie Swift for the last 16 years, was sold to Bill Peterson. Mrs. Swift has accepted a position at the Jo. Ellen Shop.
A bumper corn crop valued at five million dollars is now being harvested in Clay County. Lack of machinery and labor is in evidence in the county. A local implement dealer had only five corn picking machines for sale but received at least 105 requests for them. Only three men have inquired about jobs at the office of the county agent in recent months. Many farmers have turned to neighborhood exchanges as a solution and numerous crews have been seen working by the light of the moon.
The Plain Talk has entered its 61st year of publication this week. (Nov. 30, 1944).
The skating rink north of the high school is being flooded this week.
Dance to stepping stone music of Lee Williams Orchestra on Monday night at the Ritz Ballroom, Beresford. Coming Christmas night will be the Dixie Rhythm Club.
The stock and fixtures of the Council Oak Stores were moved Sunday to the new location across the street from the March Theatre and the store opened for business on Monday. V. F. O'Daniels is the manager. Russ Moser, who purchased the building formerly occupied by the Council Oak, plans to move the stock and fixtures of the Gamble Store sometime in January.
The Draft Board received another call to examine the 18 to 25 age group now deferred for farming. There are 12 Clay County selectees.
The Tanagers won easily over Elk Point in a 51 to 19 basketball game. However, they lost to LeMars in a narrow defeat of 31 to 28. Coach Adkins substituted freely the "B" Squad in the Elk Point game. Ken Domina turned in an outstanding game with 12 points with his one-handed tosses. Tex Hoy led the locals with 13 points while Art Erickson counted for 11.
The Order of Eagles Lodge completed its Charter of 100 members here this week with seven members over the quota. Recently institutes in Vermillion, the organization held its third meeting in the Municipal building. New members will be initiated by officials from Sioux City and other nearby Iowa towns.
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Lambert announce this week the sale of their bowling alley to Hudson Engle of Yankton. Mr. Lambert opened the alleys in 1939. His future plans are indefinite.
Howard Macy will take over the Waldorf Hotel from W. H. Lawton, proprietor for 17 years, shortly after February 15th. Mr. Lawton took over the hotel in November 1918, just prior to the signing of the Armistice of WW I.
Formal opening of the new Council Oak Store will be held this Friday and Saturday according to V. F. O'Daniels, Manager. The first Council Oak store was opened in Vermillion on July 8, 1930. There are seven regular and two part time employees.
The town of Meckling will hold a special election on January 23, 1945 with two questions relative to the towns light and power company up for settlement. Meckling citizens will vote on whether or not this present electric system owned by the town should be sold to the Interstate Power Company with offices at Dubuque, Iowa. On another ballot voters are being asked to vote on the question of granting an electric franchise to the Interstate Power Company for a period of 15 years.
There's plenty of mutton on sale at Council Oak and there are no ration points required. Rib and loin chops are 19 cents per pound. Mutton stew meat for .07 cents per pound. Beef Brains are .09 cents per pound, Limburger cheese is 37 cents a pound. Steaks, round and sirloin for 32 cents per pound.
Harold Davidson did it the hard way by bagging a 40-pound prairie wolf Tuesday morning from an airplane, bringing the beast down with one shot from the gun. In addition to seeing enormous coyotes down in the timber along the Missouri River, he and Beryl Brown spotted a group of 10.