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Transcribed by Submitted by Constance Diamond
Manchester Press
Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa
Thursday, August 15, 1918
Page Two, Column 3 & 4


Earlville Correspondent

~~ 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 sanctuary.

~~ 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.

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 training school.
~~ Mrs. George Hesner received word that her son, H. H. Hesner, who is at Selfridge Field, Mt. Clemens, Mich., has been promoted to sergeant.