#TBT House of Gurney Bankrupt Sale

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Yankton Press & Dakotan
October 20, 1941 (Evening); p 3, col 8

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BANKRUPT SALE

The House of Gurney, Inc., Bankrupt.

All property, both real and personal, of the above named bankrupt, of Yankton, S. D. appraised at $161,588.00 has been sold in one lot as a going concern, for $10,000.00 cash, subject to encumberances [sic] and liens of about $128,700.00.

A hearing on the confirmation of this sale will be held before P.G. Honegger, Referee in Bankruptcy, at Sioux Falls, S. D. on Oct. 30, 1941 at 10 a. m., at which time higher bids for the whole property subject to the encumbrances, will be received.

B. F. Lockwood,
Trustee in Bankruptcy
Yankton, S. D.

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.

#TBT Big Ten Race Hinges on Ann Arbor Battle

I don’t normally post the sports-related articles from the old newspapers, but this one named specific people … plus, with the Superbowl coming up, I thought it was sort of timely.

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Yankton Press & Dakotan
October 20, 1941 (Evening); p 5, col 4

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CHICAGO, Oct. 20, (AP) — The outcome of the Big Ten football championship race hinges on the battle Saturday between Minnesota’s abundantly-stocked group of gridiron giants and Michigan’s “chosen few.”

Michigan knocked Northwestern out of the race for the time being, at least, but had no manpower left over.  In carving out a 14 to 7 decision Michigan used our players the full 60 minutes — George Ceithaml, quarterback; Al Wistert, tackle; and Joe Rogers and Harlan Fraumann, ends.  Only one center, one tackle, two guards, and four backs saw service with the exception of the Wolverine starters.

Thus Michigan apparently will be forced to play ironman football against the Minnesota team, which has at least two good men for every spot in the backfield and line.

Northwestern’s loss left Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio State undefeated in the conference.

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.

 

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#TBT Y.C.L. Founder is Found Dead

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Yankton Press & Dakotan
October 18, 1941 (Evening); p. 3, col. 4

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Y.C.L. FOUNDER IS FOUND DEAD

M. M. Guhin, Of Aberdeen, Passes Away Alone In Hotel Room

ABERDEEN, Oct. 18 (AP) — Michael M. Guhin, founder of the Young Citizens’ League program, was found dead Friday in his hotel room.  He died in his sleep some time during the night Thursday.  His death was discovered by a chambermaid.

Born in Reedsville, Wis., Mr. Guhin already had entered his chosen field, teaching, before coming to South Dakota at the turn of the century.  He taught at Eureka before coming to Aberdeen where he became associated with his brother in a book store.

While in Aberdeen he served as county superintendent of schools, and it was during this time that he launched the Y. C. L. which now has spread to many states.

Surviving are three brothers, Joe of Reedsville, Steve of Chicago and Tim of Salt Lake City, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Kirley of Minneapolis.

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.

 

#TBT Yankton Man Now Colonel

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Yankton Press & Dakotan
October 18, 1941 (Evening); p. 1, col. 6

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 AP — The promotion of 135 regular army lieutenant colonels, including cavalry officer Arthur H. Truexes of Yankton, S. D., to the temporary rank of colonel was announced today by the war department.

Virtually all the officers have been performing the duties of colonels, such as regimental commanders, and their temporary promotion was in line with a department policy of giving officers the rank commensurate with their assignments.

Permanent promotion to colonel is based on seniority, but the temporary promotions were made on a selection of the officers’ records in the performance of their duties, particularly since the start of the emergency.

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.