Nezperce Boy in Championship Wrestle

The wrestling championship of the Idaho State School for the Deaf at Gooding will be decided the afternoon of Christmas day, when Johnnie Wallace, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chancey Wallace of this city, and Ben Yearwood, for seven years a student of the Illinois State School, will make an hour’s endurance trial on the mat.

They will go in at 130 pounds, and are well matched all around for the contest.  Yearwood claims that he held the championship at the Illinois school at 110 pounds, and has thrown all comers at the Gooding school except young Wallace whom he has not yet tried.  Johnnie Wallace is an all-around amateur athlete, and has held the boxing championship of his school since the winter of 13-14, when he defeated the next best ring performer who had him bested considerable in size and weight.  Johnnie is very popular here at his home, and the outcome of his wrestling bout will be watched with much interest by his grown-up as well as his many younger local friends, who are all banking him to win.

Source: Nezperce Herald, December 2, 1915.

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Local Dairy Sold

Bird Loosley and John Auten have purchased the cows, equipment and route of the Stiles Dairy, and will operate the concern as the Klamath Dairy. The new owners will move the dairy to the old Straw property in Fairview addition, owned by Mr. Loosley.

Source:  Klamath Falls Evening Herald, November 18, 1915. 

The Amego Club

Miss Virla Wallace was a clever hostess last Monday evening when the Amego club responded to a kind invitation to the Lyric Theatre. After the show the young ladies were ushered into the candy kitchen and delightful refreshments were served. The next meeting will be held at the home of Miss Susie Kelly.

Source: Nezperce Herald, August 26, 1915.

Died In Detroit

Lapeer, Mich., Feb. 26.—Word was received in Lapeer Wednesday of the death of William Nelson Groover, which occurred at his residence in Detroit, Tuesday. Mr. Groover was at one time a resident of Lapeer. The funeral will be held Friday from the residence. He was a member of the Union Masonic lodge. Mr. Groover was the father of Mrs. Reed Adams of this city.

Source: Flint Journal, February 26, 1914.

Wallace I. Hempstead

Wallace I. Hempstead, a meat dealer at the Central market, died Thursday afternoon at his home in Reynoldsburg, from pulmonary tuberculosis, at the age of 53 years. He had been ill for the past year. He is survived by his wife, two sons, L.R. Hempstead of Zanesville and H.T. Hempstead of Reynoldsburg, and two daughters, Mrs. F.C. Perkins of and Mrs. V.G. Eastman of Columbus. He was past master of the Masonic lodge at Reynoldsburg, and the funeral services will be in in charge of the Masons Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Reynoldsburg Presbyterian church. Burial will be made in the Reynoldsburg cemetery by Winegarner & Son.

Source: Columbus Evening Dispatch, January 2, 1914.