Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa
March 16, 1916
HAPPENINGS OF THE STATE
Bride Buys a License
Des Moines - Miss Augusta Knies, 25 years old, of Lansing, Mich,
proposed to Harley Deckert, aged 29, of Des Moines. She admitted it when she
applied for a marriage license at the court house. The sight of a woman
applying for a license was so unusual License Clerk Baldwin asked her if she
"popped the question." She answered, "Yes, and I'm not ashamed of it either.
It's leap year, you know." Deckert is a well to do young business man. The
young couple became acquainted when Miss Knies came here to visit relatives.
She is pretty and does not in the least look the part of a suffraget or
other militant woman's rights person.
Dies at Age of 103.
Fort Dodge - Grandma Winnifred C. Jenkins, 103 years of age,
died here from grip. She was born in Trenton, N.J. in 1813. Mrs. Jenkins
came here in 1856 after marriage to a railroad contractor with whom she
traveled over what was then a wilderness. Mrs. Jenkins lived to greet five
generations of descendants. Hard work and cheerfulness were her watchwords.
She was progressive to the end and in full possession of her faculties. She
said shortly before death that she wanted to take an aeroplane ride, as she
had ridden in all other modern vehicles.
Society Woman Asks Divorce
Des Moines - That he complained of household expenses, forced
her to do her own housework, encouraged her to enter society and then
refused to pay for her clothing and continually taunted "that she was a poor
girl when he married her and he had introduced her into the highest society
in Des Moines," were a part of the complaints made by Mrs. Hazel Entrikin
Saturday in her petition for divorce from Dr. Joseph B. Entrikin, a well
known dentist in Des Moines. She asks for $1,000 temporary and $10,000
90, Looks After Big Farm
Logan- "Uncle Jim" Kennedy is Harrison county's oldest active
farmer. He celebrated his ninetieth birthday anniversary last week. He owns
a stock farm of 320 acres, on which he has lived since 1856, and he looks
after it just as actively and carefully as he did years ago.
Woman Fatally Burned.
Lake Park - Mrs. William Small, while trying to start a fire in
a heating stove at her home in Lake Park, used gasoline and an explosion
followed. She was so badly burned that she cannot recover. The house was set
on fire, but was saved.
LaPorte City - The "kissing case" came to an abrupt ending in
court here when Mrs. William Bunce withdrew her complaint charging "assault
with intent to kiss and hug" against J.V. Rhodes, a Waterloo insurance
agent. She had charged that Rhodes attempts to hug and kiss her while at her
home on business.
Commander Soldiers' Home
B.C. Whitehill of Marshall county has been named as new
commander of the soldiers' home at Marshalltown, to take the place recently
vacated by the resignation of Col. Horton. Whitehill is a veteran of the
Drug Act Upheld
Judge Wade of the federal court has upheld the Harrison drug act
and ruled that druggists have no right to sell drugs to dope fiends under
guise of prescribing for medical purposes.
IOWA NEWS NOTES
- Mr. and Mrs. Mathias Gohlman of Sabula have a record reacted by
but few people - that of 61 years of married life.
- Chris Vespested, aged 30, fell from the third story of the new
Northwestern hotel in Des Moines and was instantly killed.
- In the arrest of Mike Pittenicchio, 24 years old, following his
attempt to pass a $50 counterfeit bill at the Boston market in Des Moines,
police believe that they have the man who has been passing counterfeit and
raised bills at a dozen business places in Des Moines during the past two
Posted at this site with Cathy's permission
Cathy Joynt Labath
Iowa Old Press
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