Transcribed by Submitted by Constance Diamond
Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa
Thursday, August 15, 1918
Page Two, Column 3 & 4
MISS JENNIE STAEHLE
~~ The dedication of the service flag at SS. Peter and Paul's
church was a very solemn occasion and there was a very large
congregation present. Ten stars were placed on the flag, showing
the number of boys in the church that have left for army service.
Rev. Father Seberbring of Shaw, Ore., delivered an eloquent
sermon, which was followed by prayer and benediction. The Rev.
Fathers Thole of New Vienna, Oberbroeckling and Keuster of
Luxemburg, and the pastor, Father Loosbrock, were also in the
~~ Albert Sheel, who was recently transferred from Waco, Texas,
to Jersey City, writes of an interesting and patriotic
demonstration accorded to the soldier boys of the Red Cross in
the southwest. As the troop train was on its way east, at Van
Buren the Red Cross distributed cold cantaloupes and punch to the
boys. At other places sandwiches were served. The boys were
very appreciative of the kindnesses.
~~ Lawrence Breckenstede has enlisted as an auto mechanic and
leaves for Ames August 15.
MRS. FRANK SCHMOCK
Honey Creek Correspondence
~~ Wm. Beyer, formerly of this place, but now of Camp Dodge, is
about to leave for an eastern port for overseas.
~~ Glen Anton went to Chicago Monday to attend a military
~~ Mrs. George Hesner received word that her son, H. H. Hesner,
who is at Selfridge Field, Mt. Clemens, Mich., has been promoted