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Here are some extracts for the year 1922 from the Audubon County Journal, pertaining to my ancestral families in and around the Brayton and Exira areas.
2/16/1922 Page 4, has a large one-half page advertisement for Harvester Tractors being offered by both Brayton Hardware & Implement Co and by Welberg
Wolf of Exira (4 miles away) for seven hundred dollars.
2/23/1922 Page 4, Brayton column states: "The Brayton Hardware Co has one of those new red International implement trucks."
3/16/1922 The last page has advertisement by Brayton Hardware & Implement Co for seeders, discs, plows, planters, manure spreaders, etc. - Nothing costs more
than $135, which is the price of a manure spreader.
5/18/1922 Front page articles on forthcoming high school graduations. Exira will graduate 22 students and Elk Horn will graduate 5.
6/22/1922 Page 2, in the "30 Years Ago" column, appears the following: "The Danish Folkeblod, the Dane Newspaper at Atlantic, will be moved to Council Bluffs and consolidated with the Danneborg, which suspended publication in Omaha."
Last page, Brayton column reads in part: "Nels Rasmussen of Bayard attended the celebration here Saturday and visited over Sunday at the
Christian Hansen home."
6/29/1922 Last page, Brayton column advises: "Harold Hansen, Claude Hardwick, and Lester Hansen went to Lewis Saturday to fish. They returned home Sunday with a nice string of fish."
7/27/1922 Page 4, Brayton column, reports in part:
"The Danish Ladies Aid was entertained at the home of Mrs.
Christian Hansen last Wednesday afternoon.", and
"The Hi-Line Light & Power Co are installing a late model radio receiving set. This set will have coast to coast range under favorable conditions..."
10/5/1922 Front page carries an article reporting on the generally negative feeling about a proposed $75,000 bond issue to build a hospital in Audubon, the general prevailing feeling being characterized as being one that Audubon did not need a hospital because there were good ones at Carroll, Atlantic, Guthrie Center, and Harlan.
10/12/1922 Brayton column on the last page reported that: "Mr. and Mrs. Ras Rasmussen and son Nels of Bayard spent Sunday at the Christian Hansen home."
11/9/1922 Front page reports that the proposed Audubon hospital bond issue was defeated.
12/21/1922 Page 4, in the "30 Years Ago" column, recites that back in 1892:
"Twenty-five Dane farmers arrived from Denmark at Atlantic Tuesday. They will settle in Cass and Audubon counties."
1/12/1922 Page 4 has statement of condition of the Brayton Bank. No changes in
management since the last statement. Total assets and liabilities are $154,000.00.
2/9/1922 Page 4 reported: "Mr. L.A. Tilotsen, who resigned some time ago as manager of the Brayton Lumber Company departed last Wednesday with his family to Osceola to visit relatives for a while when they will seek a new location."
2/16/1922 Page 1 has following articles:
1. Exira has recently let a contract for the construction of a sewer system.
2. An unnamed Cass county sheriff is on a crusade to rid that county of punch boards and slot machines.
2/23/1922 Page 4 carried a short article about the Ramie Miller drugstore in Brayton being slightly damaged by a roof fire. The fire was quickly extinguished by a bucket brigade.
3/2/1922 Front page had an article about the Shrauger and Johnson manufacturing plant at 4th and Walnut streets in Atlantic being completely destroyed by fire.
3/23/1922 The front page had a story about a group of Exira businessmen forming a radio club and purchasing "a wireless guaranteed to pick up broadcasts from all over the United States."
Page 4 had an article about the Rock Island Railroad soliciting information and photographs relating to its history preparatory to publishing a book on its history.
4/20/1922 The Brayton Column, on page 4, reported: "Dr Koob has purchased a lot from Mrs. Lillie Reynolds and will soon have workmen busy building a modern
6/1/1922 The front page reported that work was in progress at Atlantic to rebuild the Shrauger and Johnson manufacturing plant there.
7/13/1922 The front page reported Dr. Koob had gotten a piece of steel in his eye while sharpening a hoe. Doctors in both Exira and Atlantic could not help him, so he was going to go to Omaha for further consultation.
8/17/1922 The front page carried the obituary of Mrs. Jens Juhl of Brayton, who was survived by her widower, 5 sons, and 3 daughters. There was also an article about a newly graduated veterinarian who would be settling in Brayton to practice veterinary medicine.
Page 8 reported that Dr. Koob's new house was almost completed.
8/31/1922 Page 4, in the "30 Years Ago" column (1892) reported that Dr. Koob had, at that time, purchased Ike Jenkin's hotel property in Brayton and was going to "fit it up for an office".
The Brayton column, on the last page, reported: "One case of smallpox is all that has developed here and there is no fear of an epidemic. The member of the R. P. Rasmussen family who had the disease had it in a very light form and the family will soon be released from quarantine."
Here are some more newspaper extracts taken from the Audubon County Journal from the issues indicated by the date column.
1/6/1921 Page 4, in the "Brayton Items" column, reported that "Henry Rasmussen of Britt, Iowa was an over Sunday visitor at the L.P. Rasmussen home, returning to his home on Tuesday."
1/13/1921 Front page, in "Brayton Items", reported the schedule for a declamatory contest to be held at Exira high school. The results of that contest were printed in the issue of 1/27/1921.
1/20/1921 The reporter for Brayton advised on page 4 that "M.N. Nelson has traded his residence property in Brayton to Christian Hansen for his 80 acre farm west of town."
2/10/1921 1. The front page carried an article reporting on the outcome of a lawsuit in Cass county where a Mr. Judd, as plaintiff, sued a former Exira dentist named W. U. Hammer and his son Code for injuries received by the plaintiff in an automobile accident when a car driven by Code collided with plaintiff's car. Plaintiff had sought $5,000 damages, and had been awarded $4,263. Plaintiff was represented by H. M. Boorman and the defendants were represented by the Swan firm, all lawyers of Atlantic.
2. On page 4, in the "Brayton Items" column, it was reported that "L. A. Tillotson of Grant, Iowa will come to Brayton March first as the new manager of The Brayton Lumber Company."
2/24/1921 "Brayton Items", on page 4, carried a report that "Mr. Tillotson, the new manager of the lumber yard, arrived in Brayton from Grant Monday with his family and they are for the present living in rooms at the Mrs. William Onken home. After March first they will live in the house now occupied by T. J. McGovern and family, who will move to the F. L. Freeman house."
5/12/1921 The front page announced the Exira High School Senior Class play, the play dates, and the cast of characters. The play is reportedly set in Virginia during the Civil War.
5/19/1921 The front page listed the graduating seniors from Exira High School
6/23/1921 This issue reported on the death of Mrs. Ramie Miller of Brayton, being survived by her husband and several minor children.
7/21/1921 Front page had an article reporting on the sale of the Atlantic News-Telegraph newspaper by its long time publisher, Mr. Chase, to a Mr. Dante M. Pierce of Des Moines.
7/28/1921 Brayton column on page 4 reported that two carloads of Brayton residents started to drive to Glidden the prior Sunday to attend a funeral, but that one of the two cars had developed car trouble at Carroll and had been forced to return to Brayton, rather than completing the trip.
9/8/1921 On page 3, in the "Local and Personal" column, it was reported that "Miss Pauline Hensley will leave later this week for York, Nebraska where she will complete her music course."
9/15/1921 Brayton column, on page 4, reported that "Christian Hansen celebrated his birthday on Saturday, with the help of his friends.
9/29/1921 In the Brayton column, on page 4, appeared the following report:
"John Heiken of Gates was in Brayton on Saturday to attend the meeting of the Directors of The Brayton Lumber Company, and remained until Sunday on account of the heavy rain."
10/13/1921 The "Brayton Items" column on page 4 advised "A deal was made last week whereby George C. Hoegh became the owner of the Christian Hansen residence in the west part of town, formerly owned by M. N. Nelson. Mr. Hoegh traded his property to Mr. Hansen. Peter Beck of Atlantic made the deal."
11/3/1921 Page 4, in the "Brayton Items" column reported that "Mr. and Mrs. George Hoegh have moved to their new home in the west part of town, and Albert Hansen and family are occupying the house vacated by them."
11/10/1921 This issue contained the annual statement of condition of the Brayton Savings Bank. There was no change from the prior year except that the total assets and liabilities had been reduced to $167,700.
11/17/1921 "Brayton Items" at page 4 reflected that "Peter Munch and wife moved from Audubon last week, and are occupying the Hoegh and Rasmussen house. Mr. Munch is the new owner of the cream station."
11/24/1921 Page 4 carried a large advertisement as follows:
"On and after December 1, 1921 we will sell for cash only.
All those knowing themselves to be indebted to us will please call and settle, either by cash or thirty day note. Necessity compels us to adopt this rule and we think it is better for all concerned.
Rasmussen & Hansen
12/8/1921 1. The "Brayton Doings" column, at page 5 reported: "L. A. Tillotson has
resigned as manager of The Brayton Lumber Company and expects to go to Ardmore, Oklahoma. L.P. Rasmussen who acted in the same capacity for sixteen years but resigned last spring and entered into partnership with Christian Hansen in the hardware and implement business, will again take the job, the firm of Rasmussen & Hansen having dissolved partnership this week."
2. The last page carries the following column wide notice:
"The partnership heretofore existing between L. P. Rasmussen and Christian Hansen, known under the firm name of Rasmussen & Hansen, has this day been dissolved, Mr. Hansen retaining all the interest and will continue to conduct the business. All parties knowing themselves indebted to said firm will please settle with Christian Hansen."
12/15/1921 Page 4 had the play bill for an Exira High School stage production of a one act comedy with a ten member cast.