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Glimpses From The Past

 
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FROM THE GLENWOOD HERALD THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1917

Glenwood Boys Believe Experience As Soldiers on Border Well Worth While. Corporals Arba Wells and Russell Swisher and Private Byron Hitchcock arrived home last week after having served several months on the Mexican frontier in the First Minnesota Regiment. Wells and Hitchcock served in I Co., while Mr. Swisher was a corporal in B Company. Private C.W. Roberts also enlisted in B Co. from Glenwood but has not returned after being mustered out of service. The boys say that the experience that they have had has been worth a great deal to them and that they do not regret that they enlisted. They were in uncomfortably close proximity to tarantulas, scorpions and rattlesnakes, and army life is not all glory; there is plenty of dull routine; but they value highly the discipline that was given them and believe that every boy in the United States should have an opportunity to get a similar training. The boys are enthusiastic supporters of universal training, and hope to see some plan for this worked out.

Lowry was isolated Friday and Saturday from all points east. The severe snow storm of Friday blockaded all east bound trains here on the Soo line. The dinky was held here until Saturday evening. An east bound freight got stalled in the Fred Anderson cut east of town and was obliged to remain over night and was completely drifted in and had to be shoveled out on Saturday. A crew of 50 men from Glenwood and two engines came up to assist in getting the engine out. A large delegation from here hiked out to the scene Saturday and many pictures were taken of it.

POPE COUNTY TIMES THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1917

Another home talent play is to given to Glenwood people next Saturday evening when the senior class of the high school present a three-act farce entitled “Engaged by Wednesday.” Class plays are always of high order and as the younger people have been working under the direction of Miss Herber for several weeks we are safe in saying that this will be no exception.

It was a pleased audience that left the opera house last Monday evening after sitting for over three hours and witnessing as good if not the best home talent ever put on in Glenwood.
“A Prairie Rose” proved to be a pleasant drama with plenty of good clean comedy. Miss Edythe Jacobson interpreted the title role, a long and mostly in western vernacular. Miss Jacobson was a captivating cowgirl and a fascinating society girl with equal facility, and was letter perfect in her lines and business.

The thirty-fourth annual ball given under the auspices of the Glenwood fire department was the best in every respect of any previous function. Not only were more tickets sold, but more people attended the dance. The hall was appropriately decorated, and excellent music was furnished by Hobbie’s orchestra

FROM THE STARBUCK TIMES FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1917

H.L. Brevig left for Hancock on Wednesday, from which point he will leave for his home in Montana. He has been spending the winter in this vicinity and picked up a carload of horses which he is shipping out there to sell. Horses are considerably higher in the west than they are here.

FROM THE CYRUS CITIZEN FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1917

School was dismissed for an hour yesterday morning in order to give the children an opportunity to witness the rotary snow plow in action.
Claude Lindsey had a very narrow escape last Saturday evening. At about 9 o’clock he went into the battery room and tested the batteries and the fumes from the batteries made him sick and dizzy and he went from there into the engine room. He started to oil the engine and either fell or got caught in the machine and it must have thrown him over the shaft and injured him about the head and shoulders. He laid there for some time before he could move, then crawled into the office and tried to signal for help and managed to turn out the lights and leave the town in darkness.
Mr. Gulso went over from Clark’s garage to see what was the trouble with the lights, and found Mr. Lindsey lying on the floor. He helped him into a chair and ran for help and the doctor and just as help arrived he fainted and remained unconscious all night. No bones were broken but he was very badly bruised. The new jacket he wore was completely torn to pieces and part of it was found on a shaft near the ceiling. He is now getting along nicely and is able to be up. Villard Grit.

Other news:
GH 9/4: C.E. Kent is the new proprietor of the Palace Café, having closed a deal last week with W. Moffett for this business. Mr. Kent took possession Thursday…

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