Remember When: 1941

From the Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Jan. 2, 1941

Mr. and Mrs. Del Clawson and little daughter arrived here a short time ago from Brainerd to make their home in Shakopee. Mr. Clawson is a representative of the Minneapolis Star Journal. They are domiciled in the Commander apartments.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Reiter, formerly of Chippewa Falls, Wis., have taken up their residence in Shakopee, where Mr. Reiter has assumed the management of the Simons Lumber Co. The former manager, Mr. Wagner, has been transferred to Jordan to become manager of the Simons’ yard in that city. Mr. and Mrs. Reiter are located in the Commander apartments.

50,000 Licks Only Part of Big Postal Sales in December. That there might be many sore tongues and fatigued salivary glands was hinted this week with the disclosure that nearly fifty thousand 1 ½-cent stamps were sold at the Shakopee post office during December. That represents a lot o’ licks and does not take into account all the licks that went with the thousands of other stamps for first class mail and parcel post. Postal employees were glad they didn’t have assorted flavors to fuss with because just the rush of the record-breaking postal business was enough. Sales of 1 ½-cent stamps were 8000 greater than in 1939, and parcel post traffic also eclipsed the previous year, Harry C. Mertz, postmaster, disclosed.

“No Trespassing” is New Regulation Set At N.Y.A. camp here

Trespassing on the national Youth Administration lands east of Shakopee is now prohibited under National Defense regulations, J. A. Whelan, superintendent, advised Monday.

Signs have been posted on the land, and visitors are required to request passes at the headquarters office, Mr. Whelan said. The land occupied by the project extends east three-quarters of a mile from the Shakopee east city limits and lies between the Omaha railway right of way and the Minnesota river.

Parents are urged to advise their children of the new regulation and thus any difficulty which might arise through failure to observe the rule.

Jan. 9, 1941

At a meeting of the State Board of Electricians, held in St. Paul on Monday evening, R. C. Condon, superintendent of the local electric plant, was elected to the office of president of that organization. Mr. Condon’s friends extend congratulations for this recognition.

Miss Estelle Jamieson, superintendent of the State Reformatory, was hostess to the Book Club and invited guests numbering about fifty, at the Reformatory Friday afternoon. Miss Florence Lehman of Minneapolis, was guest speaker and related some of the many experiences she has had interviewing celebrities on the radio. Mrs. Jamieson of Minneapolis, sang a group of songs. Following the program tea was served. A most interesting afternoon was spent.

Jan. 16, 1941

Shak-O-High News. The Happy Hour Club met Friday for the first time in the New Year. The aims of the club were re-discussed, especially the big aim, “To spread happiness everywhere.”

Jan. 23, 1941

Arrangements All Made For Annual President’s Ball At The Riviera

Arrangements for the President’s Annual Ball have been completed, according to advice received from Mayor J. J. Cavanaugh, chairman for Scott county.

The date is next Wednesday evening, January 29, and the place is the ever-popular Riviera. An orchestra with plenty of rhythm has been engaged for the occasion.

For a number of years now President Roosevelt’s birthday has been the occasion for this annual ball, all the proceeds of which go into a fund maintained for the benefit of victims of infantile paralysis. As a result of this great humanitarian endeavor thousands of children, and some grown folks too, have been greatly helped and in many cases cured of the disease. Therefore the appeal is made to all who can to assist the cause in every way possible.

Here then is an opportunity to help an excellent cause, and have a good time while you are doing it. The purchase of a ticket will help a lot, the price is one dollar per couple. Let the Riviera be the rendezvous for you and your friends next Wednesday evening.

Jan. 30, 1941

Mr. R. C. Schroeder, Highway patrolman, stationed in Shakopee, addressed the pupils in Assembly, on Thursday afternoon. Every safety law has been written into the book because an accident occurred: no person has permission to violate the law, were high points in his talk. Laws regulating the use of bicycles and safety laws as applied to pedestrians followed the talk and many practical questions were asked and answered.

Lions Chartered At Dinner Party. Nearly 200 men and women of Shakopee, Faribault, Minneapolis, St, Paul and Hopkins, attended the charter night of the newly-organized unit of the Shakopee International Lions club at the Riviera Monday night…

Feb. 6, 1941

Proceeds From Symphony Concert Will Go Into Band Uniform Debt. Sufficient funds were raised last year during the band uniform drive to pay for the uniforms if they were made. According to the original schedule, WPA was to make the trousers. Materials and finding were purchased. A disagreement came up in WPA and the project was not begun. The goods were returned for credit and the trousers were made by Caddock company. This necessitated a greater outlay than had been first intended. It is expected that a good share of the proceeds from the symphony Wednesday evening, will go to caring for the unpaid balance on the uniforms.

Harold LeMay and Louis LeMay, managers of the local Gamble store, attended the Gamble Stores’ convention which was held in Minneapolis Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Feb. 13, 1941

Ralph Schroeder Joins British Air Force. Under an enlistment for the duration of the war, Ralph Schroeder, 25, son of Mrs. Henry C. Schroeder, of Shakopee, has “joined up” with the Canadian Royal Air Force and is now in training at Brandon, Manitoba, it was disclosed this week…

Leo Marschall, local agent for the Mobile Gas Co., is spending several days in Faribault, where he is attending a meeting of the Mobile Gas dealers’ of this vicinity.

Feb. 20, 1941

Plans for Local Red Cross Work Completed This Week. At a meeting of the members of the local Red Cross held Thursday, at the Donald Childs home, plans were perfected whereby work in the interests of the American Red Cross will begin in Shakopee this week…

Bingo Party. A Bingo party, under the auspices of the American Legion auxiliary, will be held Friday evening, February 21, in the Ketterer Building, on First street. The members extend an invitation to the public to attend and make this a profitable affair, as the proceeds are to be used in community service. The cause is a worthy one and should be given splendid support.

Mrs. A. E. Boppel has registered at the Pharmaceutical Institute, which will open next Monday at the Center, for continuation study at the University of Minnesota. A very instructive course is promised. The faculty will include professors of the U. of M. staff, as also other instructors who have distinguished themselves in the field of science, hospital pharmacy, consulting work and pharmacy law enforcement. The social part of the program will be in charge of Kappa Epsilon, National Pharmaceutical sorority.

Feb. 27, 1941

Volunteer Employment Office Offers Service. During the coming year R. T. Schumacher will again have charge of the Shakopee Volunteer Employment office. This year employment activities will not be confined to farmers and farm hands…

Stolen Car Recovered. Stolen at the Shakopee hospital Monday night, Dr. J. A. Malerich’s coupe was recovered at Mankato Tuesday night when it was abandoned by two Minneapolis youths. The pair, on parole, were nabbed by Mankato police in an attempt to steal another car.

The new home erected for Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bigot on Shakopee ave., has recently been completed and Mr. and Mrs. Bigot have taken possession of it this week.

March 6, 1941

Among the many people who enjoyed the band concert at the Shakopee high school Tuesday night none was more appreciative or enthusiastic than was Emil Noffke who lives just across the Minnesota river from here. Mr. Noffke, who has heard some of the best bands in Europe and in the states said that Tuesday’s concert was as good as any he has ever heard.

36-Round Boxing Card Planned for This Month

Plans for a 36-round boxing card here featuring northwest Golden Gloves champs who fought in Chicago are being formulated, Roman J. Kopp announced this week.

Date of the event, to be staged in the high school auditorium, is tentatively set for March 20 or 25, Kopp said.

March 13, 1941

The members of the Dome club, comprising the wives of Minnesota’s senators and legislators, were entertained at a luncheon last Thursday at the State Reformatory. About fifty ladies were in the group, including Mrs. Harold E. Stassen and Mrs. Manley Fosseen, of Minneapolis. Following the luncheon Miss Estelle Jamieson, superintendent of the Reformatory, and Miss Catherine Hattendorf, superintendent of the Home School for Girls at Sauk Center, gave short talks on the work of their respective institutions. The Glee club under the direction of Miss Janet Heinen, presented several musical numbers, before the departure of the guests.

New Business Addition To Circles of Shakopee. It will be noted from the ad appearing on page four of this issue that Shakopee is to have a new addition to its business circles when Frank A. Simones, of Prior Lake, opens up a shoe repair shop in the M. J. Berens & Sons business block. The ad says that he will be ready for business on and after March 18.

Typewriters, Adding Machines, Cash Registers. All Makes Serviced! Leave Calls At Burshek Hardware. Tel. 491. Shakopee, Minn.

Car Wash—with Liquid Polish Job. $2.50. Monroe Kopisca’s Super Station. Shakopee. Tel. 30.

March 20, 1941

Shak-O-Hi News. When people of the community call the school and the phone is not answered immediately, it is requested that they allow time for someone to come from upstairs to answer it. One-third of the school day the superintendent is in class and his secretary is in charge of study halls. Please do not leave your phone too soon.

K. C. Pin Meet To Open Friday

With 42 teams entered, the Third Annual Knights of Columbus State Bowling tournament in which the Shakopee K. of C. Council, defending state champion, will be the host, is to get under way at the St. Paul House alleys here at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Booked for competition in the 3-day affair, which concludes Sunday, are teams from Minneapolis, St. Paul, Montgomery, Waconia, New Ulm, Belle Plaine, Waverly, Virginia, Hibbing, Fargo, Brainerd, St. Cloud, St. Peter, Stillwater, Mankato, Waseca, and Shakopee…

City Awaits Reply To Letter Seeking Option on Foundry

Rescinding its offer of $10,000 for the idle American Range corporation plant the City of Shakopee, acting through its attorney, J. A. Coller, II, has written the plant owner, Michael J. Tauber Co., with a view to obtaining a 60-day option on the site, it was disclosed this week.

Up to Wednesday afternoon no reply had been received to the city’s letter mailed a week ago.

March 27, 1941

The ladies of St. John’s Lutheran church are busily engaged in planning and preparing for a food and needlework sale, to be held Saturday, April 5, at Bigot’s Market. A choice collection of aprons will be a special feature. Everyone is invited.

Muskrats. We will buy muskrats at the Main Oil Co. D-X Station – Shakopee Today, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday March 27-29-31 and April 2. Alvin Sapp & Co.

Shakopee Jewelers Move To New Location Monday

With a view to providing better service in a new and modern store, the Shakopee Jewelers are preparing to move from their present location on Lewis street to the Shakopee Theatre Bldg. on First street.

Completely remodelled and fitted with modern display cases and equipment the new store will be ready this weekend to receive its new occupant. By Monday morning, the jewelry store will be in its new location, N. C. Eue, manager, said…

Winnipeg Maroons Coming to Shakopee For Spring Training

A letter from J. L. Petersen of the Winnipeg Northern League Ball club, in response to an invitation by the Civic and Commerce association to come to Shakopee for the spring training of its 1941 team, was recently received by Dallas F. Capesius, secretary of the association, conveyed that the invitation had been accepted. Mr. Petersen states in his letter that the spring training of their team will start April 19 and that “Pap” Williams has been appointed playing manager of the team this year, succeeding Joe Mowry, who has accepted a position offered him by Mike Kelley of baseball fame.

This will be the third season that the Winnipeg team has come to Shakopee for its spring training.

April 3, 1941

Shakopee Acquires Former American Range Property. The people of Shakopee, through the instrumentality of their governing body, have recently acquired all of the right, title and interest in and to the buildings and realty, except the house and two lots bought by Hal Huth, formerly the property of the American Range Corporation…

Northrup, King & Co. To Build Plant In Shakopee. The agricultural future of Shakopee and vicinity have been given a big boost by the decision of Northrup, King & Company, the big seed house of Minneapolis, to build a corn drying and shelling plant and warehouse here. The plant will be of steel construction and will be located on Block 39, West Shakopee, recently acquired from Michael Tauber & Co. of Chicago, purchaser of the American Range Corporation estate…

April 10, 1941

NETTY’s—will open for season Saturday, April 12.

Scott County To Have Stamp Plan

R. T. Schumacher, executive secretary of the Scott County Welfare board, has been advised that Scott county has been officially designated for participation in the Food Stamp plan for the distribution of surplus farm products.

George F. Stedman, program organizer for the Surplus Marketing administration, who will be in charge of setting up the program in Scott county, announced that the plan would be in operation in this county by the middle of May…

Shakopee Team To Bowl in ABC Tourney on Monday Night

Alleys 37 and 38 at the national ABC tournament in St. Paul will be the center of attraction for Shakopee pin fans Monday night when the St. Paul House team attempts to crash the prize field.

Already loaded with laurels captured in meets throughout the state the team includes Bill Rogan who averages 197; Kenny Nelson with an average of 199; Les Reisberg, 196; Carl Hempel, 195; “Soup” Turgeon, 194; and Sid Southard, 192. The Shakopee team is scheduled to bowl at 8:30…

April 17, 1941

Shakopee Pin Team Takes Fourth Place in ABC Tournament. Setting a record for the highest total ever rolled by a Minnesota team in ABC history, the St. Paul House bowling team of Shakopee piled up a 3,027 score to slip into fourth place in the national tourney at St. Paul, Monday night…

Food and Bake Sale. A food and bake sale will be held Saturday, April 19, at the Ketterer Bldg. on First street, under the auspices of the American Legion Auxiliary. Sale will begin at ten o’clock in the afternoon and continue throughout the day.

Managing Hastings Store. Vernon Strehlow, an employee in the C. T. Thomas store here for some time past, has become the manager of a store for the same firm at Hastings. He began work in his new job last week. His many friends here are delighted over his advance and are confident that his industry and application will earn for him continued success.

The Boy Rangers will meet this evening in the recreation room at the J. A. Coller residence. They will be guests of J. A. Coller II, and a very pleasant meeting is anticipated.

Notice to the Public!

People are busy making gardens and do not want dogs running through and digging in them. Please keep all dogs penned up.

Automobile drivers who persist in blowing their horns when not necessary, especially late at night, will be arrested. All driving laws must also be obeyed.

Chief of Police.

April 24, 1941

The officers and inmates of the State Reformatory for Women, were guests of Henry A. Workman, proprietor of Shakopee theatre, at a matinee performance at the theatre Monday afternoon. The picture shown was “Buck Privates”, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The contribution to the cause, too, was greatly appreciated.

Warren Stemmer Joins La Crosse Black Hawks. Warren Stemmer, 18-year-old ace outfielder on the Shakopee ball club in past seasons, leaves Sunday to join the La Crosse Black Hawks in the Wisconsin State league…

Announces Opening of New Apartment House

In an advertisement in the Argus-Tribune C. R. Hickman announces the opening of his newly remodelled apartment building on East First street here.

Completely renovated, redecorated and modernized, the structure, just east of the Presbyterian church, contains four 4-room apartments, each apartment with bath.

A full basement, laundry, and storage space have been provided; new oak floors have been laid and the entire building is heated with a central system with separate temperature controls for each apartment…

Shakopee People To Be Heard on “Stop That Story” Friday

Three Shakopee residents prominent in the civic and business life of the community, have been named as guest judges for the popular weekly dramatic radio program, “Stop That Story,” broadcast at 6:30 p.m. Friday over WCCO.

Appearing on the program will be J. A. Metcalf, superintendent of the public school; Mrs. H. C. Schroeder, business and club woman, and Joseph J. Moriarty, judge of the district court…

May 1, 1941

Three More Natural Gas Burners Placed in Rahr Malt Plant. Three more natural gas furnaces were installed and turned on in the Rahr Malting company plant last week. Six of the huge furnaces are now roaring away from ten o’clock in the morning until 4 a.m. the following morning, according to R. E. Crawford, president of the Minnesota Natural Gas company that installed the furnaces.

Defense Savings Bonds Go on Sale. The United States Defense Savings Bonds and Postal Savings Stamps were placed on sale in the Post Office at the opening of business today, as part of the national effort to make America impregnable.

Voters Authorize Council To Convey Land To Seed Firm. Only for one dissenting ballot, Shakopee voters were unanimous in their approval Monday of the proposition of transferring Block 39 in West Shakopee to Northrup, King and Co. The city council is now authorized to complete the conveyance…

School Board Calls Vote on $16,000 Bonds

With a view to carrying out the recommendations of the State Department of Education made following the completion of its recent inspection of the Shakopee public school, the Board of Education, in session Tuesday night, adopted a resolution calling for a vote on the proposition of a $16,000 bond issue.

The resolution, setting May 20 as the date for the bond vote, pronounces the purpose of the bond issue to be for “installing ventilation in the old part of the building, the renovation of both shower rooms and store room in the basement.”…

May 8, 1941

New Front in Kohler Drug. A marked improvement in the appearance of the Shakopee business section is now in process with the placing of a new front in the Kohler building. The old wooden face has been removed and the new framework is now completed ready to receive its cream-colored vitrolite. Completion of the work is expected for next week.

Northrup King Co. Starts Construction of Buildings Here

Excavation for the structures to be erected by Northrup, King and Company, on its recently acquired site in West Shakopee, was started this week.

Plans, it was learned, provide for the construction of a concrete and steel building 26 feet wide and 225 feet long; a concrete drying tunnel 108 feet long, 10 feet high and 8 feet wide, and an office building, 12 feet by 20 feet…

May 15, 1941

Shakopee Music Student Enters National Tourney. Anne Malerich, Shakopee high school student, after successfully competing in the state high school music contest, where she won a “superior” rating for her flute solo, will compete in the national contest in St. Paul today. School authorities here were informed of her achievement Monday…

Sheephead Tourney Due. A sheephead tourney under the sponsorship of the Shakopee Fire department, will get under way at the Knights of Columbus hall here at eight p.m. Tuesday, May 27, it was announced this week. A substantial list of prizes has been provided and the committee has ruled that no more than one prize will be awarded to any one person. Admission will include lunch, and refreshments will also be served, sponsors said.

Construction of New Home Started This Week

The first new home of the season is now under construction on West Sixth street. Excavation has been completed and the foundation work is in progress.

The seven-room modernistic structure is being erected for Peter A. Rademacher. It will contain a kitchen, dining room, living room and den on the first floor, and two bedrooms and bath on the second floor…

May 22, 1941

During recent weeks there has been a mania for fast driving in the school area. Many of these drivers have failed to slow up a trifle event, while small children go back and forth. As a result, Police Chief R. L. Brown, was asked to secure two stop signs to be placed on Lewis and Fifth streets, and Lewis and Sixth streets. These signs will be put out in the street at 8:00 a.m. and will be taken in at 4:30 p.m. For a time it was debated as to whether to take them off from 9:00 to 11:30 and 1:00 to 3:00, but we decided against this because of the recommendation of Chief Brown, since children are playing in school grounds during morning and afternoon hours and very often the ball enters the street. Children will often forget themselves and run between cars parked in front of the school. Fast drivers could hit and kill a child before he realized what had happened. We would like to solicit cooperation of all drivers, especially younger men, in observing stop signs during school hours.

At a school board meeting on May 13th, the board decided to comply with the request of the State Commissioner of Education and take over the supervision and administration of the education of the National Youth Administration. After a lengthy visit to the State office building and hours of debate and consideration, the board members all felt there is no possible chance of losing anything and there is a good chance of the school district profiting by this new step as well as helping the local camp and our government. The education program will be taken over June 1st.

May 29, 1941

Tennis Players To Meet. A meeting of local tennis enthusiasts has been called for eight p.m. Monday, it was announced Wednesday. The meeting is to be held at the shelter house in the municipal recreation park.

Building Gets New Front. New brick and plate glass fronts are being placed this week in the Phillipp building on East First street. The work is being done by the Rohlfs construction crew. Replacing the architectural style of an earlier vintage, the new fronts are a marked improvement to the barber shop and beauty parlor housed in the structure and go a long way to making the street’s entire business section much more attractive.

Wins Poster Award. For her poster entered in the district safety poster contest of public schools, Marilyn Weis, fourth grade pupil in the Shakopee school, won second place against a large field of competition. Marilyn’s poster pictured a bursting fire cracker and carried the legend, “Fireworks in the hands of children are dangerous.” The piece was artfully done in colors and hand-lettered. The poster was awarded first place in competition at the local school.

Sheriff A. F. Mesenbrink was at the state capitol Tuesday for the final arguments in the ouster proceedings lodged against him by a group of Jordan residents who charge the sheriff with failure to inforce gambling laws in Scott county.

June 5, 1941

Have Hobby Exhibit. The pupils of St. Mary’s parochial school presented a Hobby exhibit at the school Sunday afternoon. A fine display of hobbies were shown and the youthful group and their teachers, received much favorable comment upon this novel idea. In connection with the exhibition, the ladies of the parish served a cafeteria supper in the school hall, which was well attended and also was very much enjoyed.

To Open Roller Skating Rink Here This Saturday

Opening of a roller skating rink here Saturday has been announced by L. G. Fox, Austin, owner of the establishment.

Throughout the week a crew of men has been laying the new maple flooring, erecting the new tent and getting the entire plant ready for the opening. The rink is located on the E. A. Feldman farm, just west of Riverside park.

According to Harry Marten, who with Kenneth Fox, son of the owner, will operate the rink, the floor is 50×120 feet, all especially milled for skating. Electric organ records provide the music.

June 12, 1941

Old Landmark Passing From Local Picture. Before the summer ends another of Shakopee’s old landmarks will have passed into the realm of memories. Workmen are now razing a large portion of the old St. Mark’s school, erected here in 1883.

Auxiliary Gets Cash for Coffee Can Tops. Members of the American Legion Auxiliary and their friends are engaged in saving Atwood coffee can tops, for which cash redemptions will be paid by the coffee company. The Auxiliary will be reimbursed two cents for 2-lb. can covers and one cent for 1-lb. can covers.

Seven Fined for Wild Night of Destruction

Driving home the wantonness of their escapade Municipal Judge Schwartz not only delivered a forceful lecture to seven young law violators Monday, but fined each of them ten dollars, suspend 15-day workhouse sentences, put them on probation for a year, and topped it off with demanding they make complete restitution.

The sentences followed the arrest of the group by R. L. Brown, police chief. According to the officer, the seven young men, ranging in age from 19 to 22 years, spent a recent Saturday night driving around the county bent on destruction…

June 19, 1941

FOR SALE.—3.2 Beer Tavern, business and building. NETTY’s “In the Park,” Shakopee.

Heads State Firemen Group.—Shakopee To Be 1942 Meet City. With the election of George A. Ring, Shakopee fire department chief, as president of the Minnesota State Fire Department association, Shakopee was chosen as the 1942 convention city for the annual session of the state group.

Municipal Recreation Program in Full Swing

Offering a complete “menu” interesting to all age groups from the toddlers to the adults the municipal recreational program, under the supervision of Maurice Gorham, is now in full swing at Recreation park here.

On the long list of “things to do”, are sand boxes, croquet, basketball, kittenball, volleyball, baseball, tennis, archery, golf, horseshoe, ping-pong and most any athletic game any enthusiast can think of.

June 26, 1941

New Gamble Agency Store to Open Here Friday, Ad Discloses. A new Gamble Authorized dealer store, located at 119 Lewis street, is to open here Friday, it is announced in an advertisement in the Argus-Tribune this week. The store, it is said, is independently owned and operated by William Hausladen, who plans to make his permanent home in Shakopee.

Miss Verna Dahl, who was employed in the law office of J. A. Coller, II, for several years, resigned her position recently to accept a civil service position in the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D. C. She left June 16 for the nation’s Capitol, to enter upon her new duties.

More New Construction Under Way in Shakopee

Construction of a new home, the second of the season, and extensive remodelling and enlargement of a gas filling station, are now in progress here.

The new home a two-story five-room semi-modernistic frame structure, is being erected for J. W. Huber on South Holmes street; it will contain a living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and bath. An attached garage is included in the plan.

To provide housing for two school busses, a grease pit, farm implement repair shop and parts storage, the White Eagle filling station at Third and Lewis streets is being enlarged and remodelled. The complete structure will be 60 by 28 feet and faced with white stucco.

July 3, 1941

The little German band, brought to Shakopee by William Hausladen on the occasion of the opening of his hardware store Saturday afternoon and evening, made the welcome ring with the many spirited and old familiar pieces played by it. Many a heel and toe were seen to be restless to step out and get into the rhythm of the music. Anyone could have promoted a street dance.

Dies in Cave-in Near Marystown. Carl J. Theis, 42, lifelong resident of the Marystown community, was killed in a tile trench cave-in near his farm home Tuesday afternoon. Joe Grommesch working in the trench with Theis, was slightly injured, and Henry Heibel, a third man in the trench, escaped unhurt…

544 Youths Due At NYA Project. Under an order emanating from Washington allocating 2000 youth to educational resident centers in Minnesota, the Shakopee N.Y.A. project has been assigned a quota of 544 boys, it was announced…

New Home To Be Built at Holmes, 8th Corner

Another new home got under way here this week as workman began the excavation for the seven-room semi-modernistic home to be erected for Dr. B. F. Pearson at the corner of Holmes and Eighth street.

The two-story structure will contain three bedrooms and bath on the upper floor, and living room, dining room, kitchen and den on the first floor. The exterior is to be finished in stucco. An attached garage is also included in the plan.

July 10, 1941

A source of fascinating entertainment at the Fox roller rink here, is the inauguration of a class in waltzing, the first session of which was held this week. Adding to the pleasure is the music of the Hammond organ, installed at the rink Tuesday.

J. A. Coller Appointed County Attorney Aide

In a resolution adopted by the board of commissioners, in session here Tuesday, J. A. Coller, II, of Shakopee, was appointed assistant Scott county attorney.

The action was taken at the request of H. A. Irwin, county attorney, who has been in ill health and who desires to be free of the responsibilities of the office while he recuperates…

July 17, 1941

Recreation Demonstration. According to Robert Vierling, assistant to Maurice Gorham in the municipal recreation program, there is to be a demonstration Sunday afternoon of the varied assortment of activities offered to children and adults in the program here. The demonstration is to be held at the Recreation park, is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and will feature such activities as turfball, softball, baseball, kittenball, tennis and loop-the-loop. Adults are particularly urged to attend the session.

Scott County Defense Council Organized With Com. J. J. Ryan, Chm.

A Defense Council for Scott county has been organized and Governor Harold E. Stassen has appointed its chairman Commissioner J. J. Ryan, of Cedar Lake.

One of the first duties of the council will be the collection of old aluminum to be used in the manufacture of airplanes. Scott county people will be asked to give discarded pots, kettles or any other items containing aluminum. Aluminum items will be collected at various points throughout the county during the week of July 21, according to the letter from Governor Stassen.

July 24, 1941

WANTED.—Boys ten years and up to caddie at Minnesota Valley Golf Club across the road from the Auto Club. Experience not necessary. See Mr. Stevens at the Golf Club. Good pay.

Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Duffy will join other members of the State Historical society on their annual tour Saturday. Starting from St. Paul, the tour covers points of historical interest on the way to and at Northfield, Traverse des Sioux and St. Peter. A banquet at St. Peter that evening will conclude the day’s trip.

Shakopee Post Office To Move to New Quarters. Information has come out of Washington that the Post Office department has decided to house its postal business of the local office in new quarters and is now negotiating a lease with Lieut. Comdr. Leo A. Ketterer for the use of the vacant space in the Commander Block on First street, located between the McMurray store and the offices of the Minnesota Valley Natural Gas Co. offices. We understand the move is to be made on or about October 1.

W. F. Schilling Manager of C. Thomas Store Here. In a change effective Monday, W. F. Schilling, formerly of Glencoe, became the manager of the C. Thomas store here succeeding Theodore Hornbacher, who resigned the position which he has successfully held for the past few years.

$16000 School Bond Carried Unanimously. A light but unanimous vote cast in the special school election here last Saturday favored the sale of $16,000 in improvement bonds…

Joins Hospital Staff. Dr. James H. Ponterio arrived this week to become associated with Dr. J. A. Malerich at the Shakopee hospital, it was announced…

Shakopee Has Produce Firm. Fred A. Harris coming to Shakopee from Duluth, has located in the old mill building on the banks of the Minnesota river, from where he will conduct a farm produce business.

Governor Issues Removal Order To A. F. Mesenbrink

Under an order issued by Governor Harold E. Stassen and delivered in Shakopee Tuesday afternoon, Arthur F. Mesenbrink is to be removed as sheriff of Scott county effective Aug. 7.

The ouster is the result of proceeding instigated by the Rev. Olson of Jordan, and a group of signatories to a petition charging the sheriff with failure to enforce the gambling laws in Scott county.

July 31, 1941

All camera fans who are interested in making better pictures are invited to attend an open meeting Friday evening at the Camera-Art Studio, over Arnie’s. Those having difficulties with a camera are asked to bring it with some faulty pictures to the meeting.

Aug. 7, 1941

St. Mark’s New School To Be Dedicated August 24. Plans for the dedication of the new St. Mark’s school here, August 24, were announced by the Very Rev. Dean M. Savs, pastor, Sunday…

Win Water Fight. Members of the Shakopee fire department, entered in the water contest at the annual firemen’s celebration at Carver Sunday, were victors over a team from Norwood in a barrel-rolling battle. Armed with standard fire-fighting hoses the teams battled each other with the hard-hitting streams while attempting to roll the barrel over the goal line. The Shakopee team proved master of the art.

Announce Opening of New Business Quarters

Now housed in their new and spacious quarters, William F. Marschall & Son, Shakopee McCormick-Deering dealers and White Eagle station proprietors, have announced the grand opening of their establishment is to be held Saturday night.

The new structure, 62×28 feet, now houses a service station, grease pit, implement assembly and repair shop, school bus garage, and implement parts stock room.

Aug. 14, 1941

Mrs. Elmer A. Reiter to Receive New Chevrolet. As a result of a program of promotional effort being made in the interest of business by a number of local business firms, Mrs. Reiter, the wife of Elmer A. Reiter, local manager of the Henry Simons Lbr. Co., of Shakopee, is the owner of a new Chevrolet car of the town sedan type. Her friends extend sincere congratulations.

Shakopee Produce Co. Making Good Progress. In a brief interview the first of the week with Fred A. Harris, proprietor of the recently established cash produce firm in Shakopee, known and to be known as the Shakopee Produce company, located in the old mill property, the Argus-Tribune man was advised that substantial progress is being made and that more and more produce including cream, eggs and poultry, is coming in every day…

Optometrist Announces Opening of Office Here

In an announcement in the Argus-Tribune today, Dr. H. B. Kollofski, for 22 years a professional optometrist in St. Paul, discloses that he will open offices in Shakopee Saturday.

Dr. Kollofski will have his quarters on the second floor of the Deutsch building with Dr. C. T. Nickolay. He moved his equipment into the offices early this week and the place is now in readiness.

Aug. 21, 1941

Kienzle-Merrick Get Range Plant. Under the terms of a resolution passed by the City Council August 13, the former American Range Corporation property in West Shakopee, was conveyed to the Kienzle & Merrick Mfg. company, formerly of Minneapolis…

Seed Plant Work Nears Completion. Installation of a maze of machinery, chutes, funnels, hoppers, blowers, belts, pulleys, motors and conveyors, is being rushed in the Northrup-King & Company seed corn processing plant here with a view to getting into operation by September 1, it was learned this week…

Aug. 28, 1941

Willard Halver is enjoying the attractions at the state fair this week, as a result of winning a prize for a fine calf he exhibited at the 4-H Fair held here last week. The calf is also being shown at the State Fair. Robert Thilgen accompanied Willard, and the two young men are spending an interesting time.

Florence Monahan To Publish Book on Criminal Work. Miss Florence Monahan called on Shakopee friends Tuesday morning on her way from Minneapolis to St. Peter, for a visit at the Dr. Freeman home. Miss Monahan has resigned her position as superintendent at California’s State Institute for Women, and will go to New York the first of October where her book, “Women in Crime,” will be published. The book comes out October 9, and is a record of her experience in the establishment and supervision of the Minnesota State Reformatory at Shakopee, her seven years as head of Illinois’ State School for Girls, at Geneva, and her work in California in that state’s reformatory for women, at Tehachopi. Prominent prison executives have shown much interest in the forthcoming book and the foreword will be written by ex-Warden Lawes of Sing Sing.

School Blessed By Archbishop

Another milestone in the long and glowing history of St. Mark’s parish was marked here Sunday with dedication of its new school.

The event, a memorable and happy one for members of the parish and the community generally, was a particularly significant and satisfying one for the Very Rev. Dean M. Savs, pastor, because for him it was the actual fruition of a long-cherished dream for the successful realization of which he had labored tirelessly…

Sept. 4, 1941

Miss Jeanette Sollitt was a winner of several prizes at the Cat Show, at the state fair. She received first prize on a Persian red tabby, Tartens Titania, also a first prize on an orange-eyed white male kitten, Sonny of Red Valley, in keen competition with 142 cats entered.


Verkennes’ Grand Opening of New Direct Service Station

Henry Verkennes and his son John have just recently completed their new service station at 922 East First Street. Their new station completely modern in design and located adjacent to Mr. Verkennes’ residence, is a Direct Service station.

To introduce their new Direct Service station and the methods of operation which the Verkenneses say, will positively obtain, they have planned a grand opening for Saturday, Sept. 6 to which the general public is cordially invited…

Sept. 11, 1941

Shakopee Civic and Commerce Ass’n Planning Buffet Lunch and Pepfest. A civic and social function at the Riviera next Monday evening, is being planned by the Shakopee Civic and Commerce association. It will be in the nature of a buffet lunch and pepfest given as a parting salute to the Shakopee Indians, 1940 state champs, who, a couple of days later will be on their way to the national baseball tournament at Battle Creek, Michigan, as the duly qualified amateur baseball representative of the state of Minnesota…

New Parking System Betters Street. – But Objection Is Raised

Bringing a marked improvement in the appearance of the street affected, and providing a far greater degree of safety to motorists as well as pedestrians, a system of parallel parking was successfully inaugurated here Friday and Saturday.

Most difficult part of the job, R. L. Brown, police chief said, was getting the first cars parked properly. After a few were in correct position along the curb, he explained, the others naturally followed the example.

Sept. 18, 1941

Continues Vital Defense Program. Continuing its chosen task of arousing public sentiment in support of the current vital program, “The Battle of Production”, the Shakopee League of Women Voters, in compliance with the organization’s national and state program, will further its activities in that field when members of the local group meet at the public school here at 7:30 p.m., Monday, officers announced this week…

Dallas F. Capesius Named Scott County Chairman Com. of Defense Savings. Dallas F. Capesius was recently notified that the Minnesota Committee for Defense Savings Administration had appointed him as chairman for a similar committee for Scott county…

Sept. 25, 1941

Kienzle-Merrick Co. Business Increasing, Officials Disclosed

Business and activity at the Kienzle-Merrick manufacturing plant here is steadily increasing, officials of the firm disclosed this week.

More machinery is now being installed in preparation for work on two sub-contracts for defense materials. The Shakopee firm has secured the sub-contracts from the Northern Pump company and the Minneapolis Moline company.

As the new machines get into operation it is expected that more men will be added to the list already on the payroll, and the prospect for still more employment is forecast in the disclosure the firm is awaiting receipt of orders to proceed on naval contracts.

Forget-Me-Not Day Saturday!

The ever onward march of time again brings us Forget-me-not Day. Next Saturday is the day which has been officially set for the disposition of the little forget-me-nots which are worn on that day. These little imitation flowers are fashioned and made by soldiers in hospitals, who, because of their physical condition and handicaps are unable to do much of anything else. They are made by them and offered to the general public without price but in the hope that the receiver will make some donation to the cause promulgated in the interest of all those unfortunate soldiers.

Supervised and directed by the local American Legion Auxiliary, six high school girls have been selected to make the rounds of all business places in the city for the purpose of distributing the little forget-me-not flowers. These girls will also distribute them about town and wherever they may be able to dispose of them…

Oct. 2, 1941

Opening New Shop. With the completion of his new 16×30 foot building adjacent to his home here Melvin Lebens expects to finish the moving and installation of his wood-working machinery in the new plant this week, he said. Outfitted with a wide assortment of power tools such as a jig saw, band saw, circular saw, lathe, disc, drum and belt sanders, jointer and planer, his cabinet shop, Lebens said, can handle most any job in the cabinet and furniture field.

Billy Anderson, One of Shakopee’s Pitchers, Put on Second All-star Team. A special from Battle Creek, Mich., the scene of the National Baseball congress which came to a close Monday, brings word that Billy Anderson one of the Shakopee’s pitchers, was picked as one of the mound men on the second all-star team. The selection was made at the close of the national tournament…

Post Office Now in New Location on First Street

If you’re a slave to habit you’ve probably been jolted several times the past two days when you were out to get your mail or buy postage stamps at the “old stand.”

That’s right, the Post Office has moved. The move was made Tuesday night.

Wednesday morning, the governmental agency was open for business in its new location in the Ketterer building, next door to the First National bank, on East First street.

Oct. 9, 1941

On Monday afternoon the Social Problems class of the Shakopee high school, including 64 students, accompanied by their instructor, Mrs. E. J. Sweeney, visited the State Reformatory for Women. Miss Estelle Jamieson escorted them through the different departments of the institution and gave an instructive and interesting talk to the students.

J. A. Coller II Appointed Scott County Attorney. In an action taken by the Board of Scott County Commissioners Tuesday morning, J. A. Coller II was appointed county attorney succeeding the late Harry A. Irwin…

John Kelly has Bought House on Fourth Street. John Kelly of this city has become the owner of a family home. He has recently purchased from the estate of the late Mrs. Barbara Sand the house and lot located on the corner of Fourth and Spencer streets. Mr. Kelly contemplates moving into his newly acquired property in the very near future.

Mrs. M. L. Regan Appointed Chairman Xmas Seal Sale in Shakopee

Mrs. M. L. Regan will direct the 1941 Christmas Seal campaign in this community, according to an announcement received this week from the Minnesota Public Health association…

The local campaign is part of the state and national movement to eradicate tuberculosis.

Building New Home at Third, Holmes Streets

Construction of a modernistic California style bungalow for Math Majerus, on the south side of Third street at the Holmes street corner, is now under way.

The one-story frame structure will include a living room, dining room, kitchen, den, two bedrooms and bath, basement garage, and a porch at the southeast corner. Completion is anticipated for late in December…

Oct. 16, 1941

Shakopee Firm Gets U. S. Job. A government defense contract for 40,000 stove grates for the United States Army has been awarded to the Kienzle & Merrick company of Shakopee, plant officials disclosed…

Mural Completed. The mural in the high school library was completed last Friday. Mr. Sorkin, the artist in charge, has been working on the painting for three years. He has acquired a real interest in Shakopee during his study…

Oct. 23, 1941

About 20 people of this community, accompanied Clem Crawford to Minneapolis last Sunday and had the thrilling experience of visiting the WLOL radio station and taking part in “The People Sing” program sponsored every Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, by Messrs. Clem Crawford of Shakopee, and Harry Anderson of Minneapolis. Mr. Anderson is the person who leads the singing in the parks in the City of Minneapolis during the summer season.

Mr. and Mrs. Theo. P. Kahlert and family, who have been residents of Shakopee for the past four years, while Mr. Kahlert was employed as head baker in the Valley Bakery, left this week for Minneapolis where they will reside. Vern Macho, of LeCenter, who succeeds Mr. Kahlert in the Valley Bakery, assumed this position the fore part of the week and will move here soon.

Court Sustains Sheriff Ouster. The Minnesota Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Associate Justice J. J. Olson last Friday, sustained Governor Stassen’s order ousting A. F. Mesenbrink, as sheriff of Scott county, for nonfeasance in the performing of his official duty…

Managing Thomas Store. Effective last Wednesday, Kenneth Ekness, became the manager of the C. Thomas store here succeeding Wm. Schilling, who has been transferred to another store. Mr. Ekness, who comes here from Glencoe where he had managed a store for the same firm, was employed for a time several years ago, as clerk in the store he now manages here.

Mayor Asks Observance of “Navy Day” Monday. In a proclamation signed Monday by Mayor John J. Cavanaugh, all residents of Shakopee are called upon to take part in the observance of “Navy Day” on Monday, October 27.

Oct. 30, 1941

Wermerskirchen Becomes Sheriff. J. P. Wermerskirchen, Scott county deputy sheriff for the past ten years, was appointed sheriff to succeed Arthur F. Mesenbrink, in an action taken by the Board of County commissioners in special session last Friday…

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Hornbacher and family left Wednesday for Minneapolis, where they will reside. Mr. Hornbacher is now in the employ of the A. & P. chain grocery company. He was formerly the manager of the C. Thomas store in Shakopee.

FOR SALE—Lot in business section on North Holmes St., Shakopee. In quire GEORGE BECKRICH, Shakopee; or HARVEY RUEHLING, Belle Plaine.

Well Known Local Man Has Cornhusking Record

Nick Shudrup, well known among the farmers of this community, dropped in at the Argus-Tribune offices Monday morning for a little chat with the editor man. Nick has spent practically all of his life of 72 years in this section of Scott county, helping farmers with their threshing and other necessary farm work. Last year he rounded out a half century as a thresherman. However, we gathered from his conversation that he has retired from that kind of work.

Nick also has a cornhusking record. He related how he had just recently husked 832 bushels of corn in 18 days for Nick Lambrecht, Sand Creek twp. Besides husking the corn, he tied the fodder and shocked it. According to our figures Nick husked a little better than 46 bushels per day…

Nov. 6, 1941

Miss Catherine Chambers, chief operator in the local telephone office, has been transferred to a similar position in Albert Lea, and will leave here Sunday to enter upon her new duties. Miss Chambers held the position here for the past year and a half and during this period has endeared herself to the patrons of the local exchange, for courteous service. She also made many personal friends here, who regret her departure and wish her continued success in her new position.

FOR SALE, CHEAP.—8-room house, 5 lots, garage, large chicken coop, on E. Third St. ARTHUR LONTO.

Listed As Prime Defense Factory. Now a prime defense plant, receiving contracts directly from Washington, the Kienzle & Merrick company is to begin production next week on its federal order for 40,000 grates for army stoves, officials disclosed Wednesday…

Shakopee Scouters Get Leadership Training

To better equip themselves to carry on the Boy Scout work in which they are vitally interested, four Shakopee men went to Excelsior Wednesday night to participate in a scout leadership training course.

In the Shakopee group were E. J. Huber and E. G. Leibold, troop committeemen, Dr. J. C. Huber, scoutmaster, and William Brick, assistant scoutmaster…

Nov. 13, 1941

We know a good preventative for sunburn, but most folks take if off and mow the lawn in their undershirts.

The local Red Cross Roll Call workers started their campaign for funds here on Armistice Day and hope to complete the work before Thanksgiving. Everyone is urged to contribute generously this year, as the need for funds, to continue the fine work is especially necessary and all donations will be gratefully received.

A group of about twenty-five neighbors, very pleasantly surprised Sheriff and Mrs. J. P. Wermerskirchen, at their home, Monday evening, as a farewell to them before leaving their home on Shakopee avenue, to take possession of the sheriff’s residence. The evening was most delightfully spent at cards and a delicious luncheon was served by the impromptu hostesses. One of the pleasant features of the affair was the complete surprise perpetrated upon Sheriff and Mrs. Wermerskirchen.

Andy Kopisca Shot Mallard Banded in Washington, D. C. Last Saturday afternoon Andy Kopisca, while out hunting, shot a black mallard male duck. It was a beautiful specimen, and was banded in Washington, D. C., in the year 1936. Number 711463, Washington, D. C., 1936, was engraved on the band which encircled the duck’s left leg.

U. S. Senator Ball makes Brief Stop Here Wednesday Morning. Senator Jos. H. Ball, accompanied by Mrs. Ball and several others traveling with the party, arrived in Shakopee Wednesday at about 11 o’clock a.m. He was met at the corner of First and Lewis streets by a liberal number of men and women, and a group of high school students gathered there to meet and greet and pay their respects to one of our United States senators. Senator Ball took occasion to address a few timely and well-chosen remarks to the students which were well received…

Gordon Gelhaye Returned Home Last Sunday Night. Gordon Gelhaye, Shakopee’s big footballist, returned home last Sunday night from Canada, where he was engaged in playing professional football. Gordon had a very successful season. He promised to come to the Argus-Tribune office to briefly recount some of his experiences during the past playing season, but he failed us.

New Food Market To Open Friday Morning

On Friday morning, the doors of the new Red Owl Agency food store, owned by Leo Robeck, will be thrown open to the buying public of this community, introducing an entirely new and novel, modern method of grocery merchandising. The store is entirely owned by L. Robeck, who will operate it under the improved, modern standards that Red Owl Stores have developed in the Northwest during the past 16 years.

The store will carry a complete stock of Red Owl high quality foods, including groceries, fresh fruits and vegetables, and household needs, all at every-day, money-saving, low, Red Owl prices.

The new food store, located in the Young building, next door to Valley Bakery, is strictly modern in arrangement and equipment, assuring cleanliness throughout the store. Mr. Robeck will be assisted by Mrs. Robeck in operating the store. The grand opening sale is being celebrated this weekend…

Nov. 20, 1941

The advanced home economics class of the Shakopee public school, last week prepared and served a dinner to the superintendents and their wives, of our district. The Art class made the decorative favors which were colorful squirrels to fit in with a fall theme.

Flier Injured in Airplane Crash. A Minneapolis youth escaped what might have been fatal injuries when the plane he was flying on the Earl Whipps farm, east of here, crashed shortly after a takeoff early Sunday afternoon…

Dr. H. B. Kollofski, Optometrist, Has Offices in St. Paul and Shakopee. Dr. H. B. Kollofski, well known optometrist of St. Paul, with offices in the New York Life Bldg., announces that he also now maintains a suite of offices in Shakopee over the M. A. Deutsch drug store, on Lewis street…

Nov. 27, 1941

HELP WANTED.—Pin setters. ST. PAUL HOUSE BOWLING ALLEYS Shakopee. Tel. 462.

Jeanette Sollitt Scores at Minneapolis Cat Show. Jeanette Sollitt of Eagle Creek, a successful breeder of Persian cats, scored another success at the cat exhibition staged at the Dyckman hotel, Minneapolis, a week ago. She exhibited a Red Persian kitten, seven months old, in the Persian division and took first honors. This same kitten, Tessie Tarton, took second honors in the grand sweepstake show of 155 cats…

Blaze Destroys 160 Chicks. Fire, believed to have started from a stove in a chicken coop destroyed 160 chickens and damaged a portion of the building on the Bert Clarke farm east of Shakopee, Wednesday morning. Shakopee firemen, called to the scene, succeeded in extinguishing the blaze before any great damage resulted to the building.

Radio Program Attracts Special Interest Here

Residents of the Shakopee community have become greatly interested in a recently inaugurated radio program, “The People Sing,” broadcast every Sunday afternoon over Station WLOL.

Aside from the music and entertainment the program provides, the interest is of a strictly local nature inasmuch as Clem Crawford, a Shakopee resident, is one of the originators of the program.

Mr. Crawford, a student of voice, and his instructor, Harry Anderson, well known as a teacher of voice and community sing leader in the Twin Cities, conceived and developed the broadcast and now have a full-time sponsor. Both men are heard on the broadcast.

Formerly heard at 2 p.m. the program is now on the air at 3 p.m.

Dec. 4, 1941

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rademacher sold their home on North Atwood street, the past week, to Mr. and Mrs. Leon Lebens, who took possession at once. Mr. Rademacher left Thursday for Los Angeles, Calif., where they plan to locate. Mrs. Rademacher and children remained here for the present at the home of her mother, Mrs. Mary Hirscher, until he gets properly established in California.

CHEVROLET TRUCKS. “THRIFT-CARRIERS FOR THE NATION.” For Farms…For Business…For Total Defense Effort. Schesso Brothers, Shakopee, Minn. ALL CHEVROLETS ARE SHIPPED TO SHAKOPEE—NOT DRIVEN—so they come to you genuinely NEW!

New Manager in Charge of Bowling Alleys Here. Patrons of the St. Paul House Bowling alleys are enjoying their acquaintance with “Skip” Cogswell, new manager of the alleys, who took over last Friday, replacing Bill Rogan…

Kienzle-Merrick Foundry Opened. Now clearing the last of a series of obstacles which have delayed production on one of its major defense contracts the Kienzle and Merrick company will make its first foundry run this week, it was authoritatively stated Tuesday…

Produce Company Pays Out $10,000 for Produce. Although admittedly not a big station the Shakopee Produce company has paid out nearly $10,000 for cream, eggs and poultry purchased from farms in the Shakopee area during the past five months, Fred Harris, manager, disclosed…

Knights To Be Hosts At Football Film Next Week. Designating their meeting of Dec. 11 as “Joe Hirscher and High School Football Team Night,” the Shakopee Knights of Columbus will play host at the showing of the current Golden Gophers football films, it was announced this week…

Shakopee Lions Club to Stage Its Annual Christmas Toy Party Dec. 13. The Shakopee Lions club has again arranged to stage a Christmas Toy Party at the Shakopee Theater, on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 13. This decision was arrived at Monday evening at the club’s fortnightly dinner meeting…

Dec. 11, 1941

SKATES SHARPENED—With accuracy and precision, at SHAKOPEE SHOE SERVICE. Frank Simones.

Toy To Admit Child To Movie Matinee Here Saturday Afternoon. A toy, new or used, will be the means of admission to the annual children’s movie, sponsored by the Shakopee Lions club in cooperation with the management of the Shakopee Theatre and the Shakopee Boy Scout troop, at the Shakopee Theatre at 1:30 Saturday afternoon…

Radio Service in Theatre. For the convenience of patrons, the management announced Wednesday, the Shakopee Theatre will provide a radio hookup to assure the audiences of the opportunity to hear addresses which President Roosevelt may deliver in the present emergency.

Gordon Gelhaye on All-Canadian Rugby Team. For the third consecutive year Gordon Gelhaye, Shakopee athlete who has won fame in varied fields of sport, was named to the mythical All-Canadian Rugby teams selected by three provincial publications…

District Bowling Tourney To Be Rolled Here Soon. All members of St. Paul House bowling leagues are urged to participate in the Minneapolis District City tournament, which will be rolled over the St. Paul House lanes during the week of January 17-26…

Former Home Economics Club Members Meet Again

A woman’s club, the Home Economics, was organized in Shakopee in 1911, its membership of 30 women being for the most part young home makers desirous of getting help in solving domestic problems and getting better acquainted. As time went on the club became an active participant in civic affairs, initiating and supporting many projects for the benefit of the community, among them the institution of the department of Domestic Science in our high school, which they equipped with dishes and silverware. The initiation of child welfare work in the county and the establishment of the public library were other results of their activity. But the first World War came along and their energies were diverted to Red Cross and defense work. In 1926 meetings of the club were discontinued.

Last Saturday afternoon, ten ladies—members of the club in 1926 and still living here—met in reunion at the home of the Mrs. John Thiem, with a six o’clock dinner at the Pullman cafe. Those present were Miss Elizabeth Ries, Mmes. Harry Berens, Jos. Berens, Marie Brehany, W. F. Duffy, P. M. Fischer, R. C. Kline, Wm. Ries, E. J. Sweeney and John Thiem.

Mrs. Jos. Witt now of Minneapolis, also a member when the club was discontinued, was unable to be present.

Dec. 18, 1941

The staff and inmates of the State Reformatory for Women, were guests of Miss E. K. Ries, at the matinee performance of the Christmas entertainment, presented Wednesday afternoon in the auditorium of the local high school, by the pupils of St. Mark’s parochial school.

First Aid School To Be Conducted Here Starting January 8

Inauguration of a first aid school in Shakopee and other communities in Scott county, under the supervision of the American Red Cross as a part of its program of national defense, was announced this week by Miss Estelle Jamieson, county chairman.

Registrations for the Shakopee school, scheduled to run for ten weeks, are to be taken by J. A. Metcalf, school superintendent, and Dr. F. H. Buck and Dr. B. F. Pearson have been certified by the Red Cross as medical instructors for the course, Miss Jamieson said.

Dec. 25, 1941

Red Cross Calls Mass Meeting of Local Women. A mass meeting of the women of the community to give their assistance in much needed Red Cross work has been called for 3 p.m. Dec. 30, Miss Estelle Jamieson, chairman, announced Tuesday afternoon.

Scouts, Men Repair, Recondition Toys for Children. All Sunday afternoon and again Monday night Scouts, scouters and members of the Lions club repaired, assembled and generally reconditioned a varied assortment of hundreds of toys for distribution to needy children of the community.

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