Thriller Thursday: Allen Hoffman / Aileen Bryan

2013-09-28 14.45.43Yankton Press & Dakotan

Allen Hoffman Aileen Bryan

4 Jun 1938 (Evening) p. 1, col. 1

FREED OF CHARGES OF MANSLAUGHTER

ABERDEEN, June 4 AP — Allen Hoffman was acquitted of a first degree manslaughter charge by a circuit court jury late Friday afternoon, a little more than two hours after jurors retired to their chambers.  There was no courtroom demonstration.

After his discharge, Hoffman joined his father and mother, who came here from Leola to sit through their son’s trial, and left the courtroom.  Hoffman maintained the composure that marked his conduct all through the trial.

Hoffman, 30, was accused of manslaughter as the result of the death of Aileen Bryan, 25, a passenger in his car, in a rear-end collision last January 20.

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I purchased roughly 25 original issues of the Yankton (South Dakota) Press & Dakotan, dating from 1938 to 1946.  I am systematically going through every issue and will be posting the articles that include the names of individuals.   I am happy to email full-size scans of any article.  Feel free to ask.

Talented Tuesday: Marian Richardson

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Yankton Press & Dakotan

Marian Richardson Jean Pierce4 Jun 1938 (Evening), p. 1, col. 7

Wins National Spelling Title

Holding her trophy proudly is Marian Richardson, above, 12-year-old farm girl who won the 14th annual national spelling bee when she spelled “pronunciation” after Jean Pierce of Buffalo, N. Y., had faltered on the word.  Miss Richardson, who lives in Floyd county, Indiana, also won $500 prize money in the contest at Washington, D. C.

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I purchased roughly 25 original issues of the Yankton (South Dakota) Press & Dakotan, dating from 1938 to 1946.  I am systematically going through every issue and will be posting the articles that include the names of individuals.   I am happy to email full-size scans of any article.  Feel free to ask.

Society Page Saturday: Yankton, South Dakota

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Yankton Press & Dakotan

4 Jun 1938 (Evening), p. 6, col. 1

State President WRC visits local corpsSTATE PRESIDENT NEBRASKA W. R. C. VISITS LOCAL CORPS

The Yankton Woman’s Relief Corps, at its meeting Friday afternoon, was honored by a visit from the state president of W.R.C. in Nebraska, Mrs. Grace Hamar.

Mrs. Hazel Ollerman, vice president, presided in the absence of the president, Mrs. Blanche Stuelpnagel.  Mrs. Hamer was presented to the Corps by Mrs. Helen Royem and gave an interesting talk stressing the continued usefulness of the W.R.C. whose work, she said, is not yet ended.

Mrs. Vina Feldman was installed chaplain to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mrs. Electa Danforth.  She also gave a report of the Memorial Day exercises held by the Corps at the Yankton cemetery.  Mrs. Gracy Gurney, past department president, was installing officer.

The members reported 23 sick calls made and $28.50 in relief extended since the last meeting.

Announcements were made of the state convention of W.R.C. to be held at Huron from June to June 9, opening with a reception on Monday evening.

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Ruth RapaleeMISS RUTH RAPALEE COMPLETES WORK AT UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA

   Mr. and Mrs. Warner Imig, of Boulder, Colo., where Mr. Imig is head of the music work in the city schools, and teacher of voice at the University, have arrived for a vacation visit.  Mr. Imig is an Yankton for a few days and Mrs. Imig, nee Norma Rapalee, plans to remain for a summer visit at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Rapalee.

   Tomorrow Mr. and Mrs. Rapalee and Mrs. Imig will drive to Lincoln, Neb., where Miss Ruth Rapalee will be graduated from the University of Nebraska at exercises to be held Monday morning.

   Miss Rapalee has made an outstanding record in scholarship during her work at Nebraska U.

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I purchased roughly 25 original issues of the Yankton (South Dakota) Press & Dakotan, dating from 1938 to 1946.  I am systematically going through every issue and will be posting the articles that include the names of individuals.   I am happy to email full-size scans of any article.  Feel free to ask.