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THE GACKLE REPUBLICAN 

MISCELLANEOUS EVENTS  1917 - 1920

 

5 JAN 1917
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Mrs. Jacob Beiber and children went to Alfred Saturday to visit Mrs. Bieber's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wedmer. [Widmer]

12 JAN 1917
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John Widmer returned from Edgeley Monday where he has been at the bedside of his brother, George. THE ALFRED DEPARTMENT

9 FEB 1917 - THE STORM WAS RECORD BREAKER
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The entire northwest has been in the throes of a storm king for the past ten day and the old fellow has been laying it on rather thick, much to the disgust and detriment of those who have had to travel.

The real fun commenced on the night of the 31st, when one of the worst blizzards in twenty years started. The result was a general tieup of all railroad traffic.

Storm followed storm until it looked as though the weather man had started out to make new records-- and he certainly was successful.

The Southwestern train was stuck in the snow at Verona, and all efforts to get her out proved unavailing.

The Milwaukee was wrecked near Westport and it took two or three days to clean up the mess-- and then it snows some more.

Word came nearly every day-- almost as often as the snow storms-- that a train would be in the next day. But nary a train showed up for seven long, cold, solitary days.

We have had daily service on the Milwaukee since Wednesday, but the N. P. is having a hard battle to conquer the huge drifts, which are packed hard as a billiard ball.

The railroads have had a strenuous time of it and have done all in their power to get the roads open-- but nature was against them.

For a few days it looked as though we would suffer from want of coal -- but things look better now, three cars of coal being on the way from LaMoure and more are in transit.

We still insist that we live in a glorious climate, but that the weather man soaked us one below the belt -- banana belt.

9 FEB 1917
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Miss Amelia Fode spent the Sabbath with her sister, Mrs. Ray Morrison, at Streeter.

23 MAR 1917
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Eddie Deutscher is now a reporter for the Gackle Republican. Give him the news. We want to build up a real live personal page and to succeed we must have the co-operation of our readers. If you have a news item, tell our reporter, or phone 37, please.

23 MAR 1917
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D. W. Barr and wife celebrated their 15 years of married bliss Monday. Mrs. Wm. Deitrich gave a luncheon in their honor. ALFRED NEWS ITEMS

6 APR 1917 - "NATION AT WAR SAY SENATORS"
Pacifists are overwelmed in upper house by vote of 82 to 6
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Washington, April 4, 11:20 p.m.--After an afternoon of filibustering tactics, in which LaFollette was the leader, the senate was finally able to take a vote on the war resolution tonight, and the vote for the declaration of was stood 82 to 6 for the measure. LaFollette talked to the limit of his allowance of time, but the senate was determined to force a vote without further adjournment. The resolution will now go to the senate in the morning and quick action is predicted.

LaFollette, Gronna, Norris, Lane and Stone and one other member voted against the measure.

The vote of the senate practically puts the U.S. at war with the Imperial German nations.

All departments of the government are eagerly getting things in readiness.

The first call for a half million volunteers is expected to be issued this afternoon.

The vote of the senate was greeted with wild outburst of enthusiasm and patriotic demonstrations were reported in New York and Chicago.

Great crowds awaited outside the capitol and Wilson's name was cheered to the echo again and again after the vote result got to the outside.

13 APR 1917
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Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lehr of Alfred visited at the home of their daughter, Mrs. George Hummel over Sunday.

13 APR 1917
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Jake Neuman and three little children left Thursday of last week for Hebron, N.D., where he will leave the little ones in care of the late Mrs. Neuman's parents.

20 APR 1917
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Miss T. Schmidt arrived Saturday from Streeter for an over Sunday visit at the home of her sister, Mrs. Arthur Neuman.

8 JUN 1917 - Two Gackle Boys Enlisted
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If there was any doubt as to the patriotism of the people of Gackle it was dispelled Tuesday morning, when the train pulled in which was to take away two of Gackle's young men to join Uncle Sam's naval forces. The band marched from the hall to the depot playing patriotic airs and the streets were thronged with people, both old and young, carrying American flags and it was a sight to stir up feeling of patriotism in any one, and it dispelled the idea that Gackle would be found wanting when the call came.

The reason for the turnout was the fact that Oscar France and brother, Isaac France, sons of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. France of Gackle, were about to leave for Fargo to join the naval forces of the government. Both go to join the ship building forces which will mean so much to the nation in the days to come and the people of Gackle felt proud of the young men who showed their patriotism in this manner.

8 JUN 1917
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Mr. W. Oppen; better known to his friends as Dick, left for Havana, N.D., where he intends to visit with some friends before going to his home in Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Oppen was editor of this paper for the last fourteen months and we must all acknowledge that he brought our Republican up to the high standard. Through careful management and work he succeeded in making the Republican the leading paper of Logan county, to the fullest meaning of the word. As his friends we all regret to see him leave and we wish him the best of success in anything he might undertake.

3 AUG 1917 - TWO MORE GACKLE BOYS ENLIST IN ARMY
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Last Friday Gottlieb Elhard and Reynold Hoffman, together with a couple of other men, autoed to Bismarck where they enlisted their services in the U. S. Army. From Bismarck, where they passed their examinations they went to St. Louis, Mo. where, if they pass their examinations, they will begin work at once.

Both young fellows are very well known in and around Gackle. Gottlieb is the son of Gottlieb Elhard Sr., and has spent the greater part of his life here. Reynold also has lived here for a number of years and is popular with the young people of the town.

Who said Gackle wasn't here? Now that the boys have given their services to Uncle Sam let's help'em out a bit by contributing to the Red Cross and make their life a little easier for them.

17 AUG 1917
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Most of the men who were called from Gackle have passed the physical test satisfactorily. Saturday John Borth, Ted Smith, Jacob Moos and Mr. Parney were called to Napoleon. The two latter were rejected on account of physical disability. Sam Ruff, Albert Miller, Clarance Voiral and John Elhard were called Monday, all of them passing. Gottlieb Haas and Ed. Nathan were called Tuesday both passing the examination.

14 SEP 1917
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Mrs. Ray Morrison, whose husband was called into draft service will make her home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Fode, while he is in the Army.

12 OCT 1917 - OUR NEIGHBORS - Golden Valley News
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Albert Elhard of Gackle is working for his brother-in-law Louie Metz.

12 OCT 1917 - OUR NEIGHBORS - Golden Valley News
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Mrs. Maggie Shaddler of Fredonia spent Monday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Speidel.

19 OCT 1917 - OUR NEIGHBORS - Golden Valley News
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All Moomey is working for Louie Metz, Albert Elhard having returned to his home in Gackle.

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1 FEB 1918
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Fred Lehr, of Alfred, spent Sunday here as the guest of his daughter, Mrs. George Hummel.

17 MAY 1918
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Mr. and Mrs. S. Schultz from Elgin N.D. are visiting their daughter, Mrs. H. R. Jenner this week.

31 MAY 1918
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Mr. and Mrs. John Scherbenske, who have been visiting with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moos, departed for their home at Dickey Saturday.

7 JUN 1918
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Mrs. Sam Riley is visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Lang.

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